Commemoration of Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda


Posted on August 1, 2007  /  0 Comments

The Tenth death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda falls tomorrow. 

Emeritus senior Professor in Forensic Medicine, Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda was a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, and was later appointed its Vice Chancellor. He was the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board and the Chairman of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre. Professor Kodagoda was a popular public health communicator through the print and electronic media. At the public commemoration meeting which will be held Tomorrow, at 5.30 pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, well known public speaker and senior Lawyer S.L. Gunasekera will deliver the Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 10th Memorial Oration on “Would Constitutional Reforms Result in Restoration of Peace In Sri Lanka ?”. Four fresh, Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Scholarships to four medical students will be awarded at this meeting. 

The previous scholarships awarded will be extended by another year. The Nandadsa Kodagoda Memorial Trust invites interested members of the public to attend this meeting. 

Source: http://www.dailymirror.lk/2007/08/01/news/04.asp 

(Note from Education Forum: We found not much content about Prof. Kodagoda available in the web. There is no wikipedia page. Even the number of photographs of him is extremely limited. Google Scholar search, an indication of a credibility of a scholar as seen by some though sometimes very misleading, gives only 6 hits for Prof. Kodagoda. One way the former students and well wishers can pay tribute to Prof. Kodagoda is to improve this content so his good work will not be forgotten.) 

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