Peradeniya Medical School Annual Research Conference
PeMSARC - 2023

12th September 2023, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

About The Event

The Peradeniya Medical School Annual Research Conference (PeMSARC), is a conference organised for the academic staff, non-academic staff, undergraduate students of the Peradeniya Medical Faculty (PMF) and postgraduate students, as a platform to present and discuss their research.

The event includes a pre-congress workshop followed by the scientific programme consisting of oral presentations, poster presentations, thematic research presentations and keynote lectures.

A post-conference social event has also been planned to foster fellowship amongst the students as well as the staff.


12th September 2023


Faculty of Medicine,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Abstract Portal

Abstract submission deadline:
22nd July 2023

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Postgraduate Research

Staff Research Symposium


Dr. Samidi Navaratna
As we gather for the Peradeniya Medical School Annual Research Conference (PeMSARC’23), I cannot help but look back at the short yet remarkable journey we embarked upon. Our inaugural session held last year was a testament to the dedication, passion, and collective efforts of our academic community. read more..
It would be imperative for an apprentice of any scientific discipline to engage in research to find evidence based solutions to problems presented, as there would not be progress in any discipline without scientific observations and experiments. This is more so for medical practitioners where opinions and directives often on life and death matters need to be carefully founded on scientific evidence. read more..
Dr. Duminda Yasaratne
Prof. Vasanthi Pinto
It gives me great pleasure to send this message to the 2nd Peradeniya Medical School Annual Research Congress, which has been a successful catalyst in stimulating an interest in research among our medical students. read more..
I am delighted to extend my wishes to the Peradeniya Medical School Annual Research Conference 2023 (PeMSARC'23). The commitment exhibited by the academic community of the Faculty of Medicine to expand the research culture is admirable. read more..
Prof. M.D. Lamawansa
Vice Chancellor
Prof. Nimal Senanayake
Chief Guest
I congratulate the PeMSARC for the initiative to found an Annual Research Conference in Medical Sciences. This is another milestone, and another first for the Peradeniya Medical School. I am happy to note students taking an active part in the organization of the event. I look forward to this opportunity of participating in the Faculty Research Conference read more..
PeMSARC'23 is the 2nd Research Conference of the faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. This brings a great opportunity for medical undergraduate, postgraduate students and the academic staff to showcase their research in one platform. read more..
Dr. Lakshika Pathirana

Keynote Speaker

Speaker 1

Prof. Neelika Malavige

Professor in Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.


Sachith Keragala


Peradeniya Medical Undergraduates' Research Committee (PeMURC)


Arrival of Guests

Ceremonial Procession

Inauguration Ceremony

Dr. Samidi Navaratna

Welcome Address by Dr. Samidi Navaratna

Co-Chairperson PeMSARC'23

Prof. Vasanthi Pinto

Address by Prof. Vasanthi Pinto

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Prof. M.D. Lamawansa

Address by Prof. M.D. Lamawansa

Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya

Prof. Nimal Senanayake

Address by the Chief Guest, Prof. Nimal Senanayake

Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Universityof Peradeniya

Faculty Award and Academic Staff Research Excellence Awards

Mr. Sachith Keragala

Address by Mr. Sachith Keragala

Student Chairperson PEMSARC'23

Prof. Neelika

Keynote Speech by Prof. Neelika Malavige

Professor, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardenepura

Dr. Lakshika Pathirana

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Lakshika Pathirana

Secretary PeMSARC'23

Morning tea

Thematic Presentations

Oral Presentations Session 01 - Parallel Sessions


Oral Presentations Session 02 - Parallel Sessions

Afternoon tea

Oral Presentations Session 03 - Parallel Sessions

End of the Programme

Event Venue

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Contact Us


Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

Phone Numbers

Dr. Samidi Navaratna (Co-Chair)  0718412112
Dr. Duminda Yasaratne (Co-Chair)  0717339993
Dr. Lakshika Pathirana (Secretary)  0773929545