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November 07, 2016
SRI LANKA WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION IN THE UK
The Sri Lanka Women's Association in the UK, celebrated it's 67th Founders Day on 15 October 2016 at the Sri Lanka High Commission. The President, Mrs Kumari Ratnayake welcomed Her Excellency Amira WIJEWARDENA, High Commissioner and Patron of the Association, invited guests, members and well wishers.

The distinguished guest speakers were Dr Kamal Gamammpila and Dr Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya.

Dr Gamammpila's subject was the 'Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka'. He is a Biomedical Scientist with a Ph.d in Physiology from Imperial College and a M .Phil in BioPhysics from the University of Brunel. He is also affiliated to Imperial College and collaborates with Professor Saroj Jayasinghe of The Medical Faculty, Colombo on chronic kidney disease. He has recently analysed the data of the WHO study on the subject.

Dr Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University College,London. A Ph.d on Indo-Portuguese of Ceylon - History, linguistics and literature. Her presentation focused on the cultural imprint left by the Portuguese in Sri Lanka with regard to language, trade and the kaffir community of Puttalam district and their music. She is the author of several books on the subject.

This followed a sumptuous afternoon tea provided by the Association.
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