Rabies Day Commemoration Program

A program was held at the Senate Room with the participation of academic and non-academic staff members of the University of Peradeniya to commemorate the World Rabies Day which falls on the 28th September. The main aim of the program was to increase awareness among university staff on this fatal yet preventable disease

During this one hour session experts from different fields spoke on different aspects of rabies prevention, both in humans and domestic animals. We hope we have laid a stone to the path towards a rabies-free Sri Lanka.




3rd Committee Meeting of the CRTM

The 3rd Committee Meeting of the CRTM for the year 2023 was held on the 25th September 2023 at the CRTM Office chaired by the Director, Prof. S. A. M. Kularatne. The coordinator, Prof. Chamara Dalugama presented the activities done during the past four months and it was apparent that the CRTM was once again back to life.

The committee members had gave their ideas for future international collaborations, workshops, awareness programs, textbooks, and newsletters that were all included in the CRTM action plan for the last quarter of 2023.


Symposium on Tropical Medicine for International Students from China

International collaboration is an integral part of the CRTM’s mission. Sharing knowledge is essential for the advancement in medicine. We are extremely delighted to receive a group of international students from China employed in various fields related to health sciences after a long period.

Our capable staff members did an excellent job in conducting an educational session on tropical diseases and nutrition in Sri Lanka.




We got some good responses from the participants and were informed that they hope to continue this partnership by sending several more groups of participants in the near future. The Chinese delegates showed their appreciation to the Director, CRTM and all participants were awarded certificates in the end.




CRTM Monthly Talk - August

Better late than never! The CRTM monthly talk for the month of August that was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances was held on the 8th of September at 12.00 pm in the Faculty Board Room.

Our guest speaker was Dr. Usha Bokalamulla, an experienced medical officer currently working at the OPD at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya who has been working with rabies prevention program for a long time.




Workshop on Tropical Medicine - Day 3

The Workshop on Tropical Medicine held on 3 Sundays in collaboration with the PGIMS came to an end with the final session held on the 13th August 2023.



Participants will receive the final assessment via email soon which needs completion before the certificates are awarded.


Workshop on Tropical Medicine - Day 2

Day 2 of the CRTM Workshop on Tropical Medicine featured another day of interesting discussions related to tropical medicine. It was held from 8.30 am - 3.30 pm in the Faculty Board Room, however, many participants joined virtually as well.





Workshop on Tropical Medicine - Day 1

The Day 1 of the CRTM Workshop on Tropical Medicine organized in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences was a great success with many physical as well as online attendees. It was held from 8.30 am - 3.30 pm at the Faculty Board Room.

The Director of the PGIMS, Prof. Samath Dharmarathne talked about the future plans of the PGIMS and explained the opportunities available for postgraduate students.


The lectures ran smoothly and we received many good comments from the participants. We hope to improve our future programs based on your valuable suggestions.





CRTM Monthly Talk - June


The CRTM monthly talk for the month of June was delivered by Dr. Duminda Yasaratne, a renowned respiratory physician and a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on an important health problem affecting not only the tropics, but the entire world: “Challenges in Managing Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis”.




2nd Committee Meeting of the CRTM


The 2nd committee meeting of the CRTM for the year 2023 was held on the 12th May at the CRTM office as a hybrid event. New ideas regarding future CRTM workshops, community awareness programs, a new CRTM newsletter and a new CRTM YouTube channel were discussed and an action plan for the next 3 months was made.



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