Ceremonial Opening of the Dental Professorial Units of the Faculty of Dental Sciences at Colombo South Teaching Hospital
The Dental Professorial Units of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was ceremonially declared open on 11th Tuesday April 2023 by Dr. Asela Gunawardene, Director General of Health Services and Prof. Upul Subasinghe, Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The Dental Professorial Units at Colombo South Teaching Hospital is in a standalone building, No. 205, Hospital Road, Kalubowila, about 200m away from the main hospital premises. This valuable building, which had been their house was gifted to CSTH by late Mrs. Chandra Fonseka as agreed by both after the demise of her husband Mr. Lionel Fonseka few years ago. This building was refurbished and equipped with modern dental equipment needed for teaching and patient care.
This historical occasion was graced by Prof. Surangi Yasawardene, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, Dr. Sagari Kiriwandeniya, Director, CSTH, Prof. Aloka Pathirana, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mr. A.B. Welivita, Registrar of USJ, Miss Rani Costa niece of Late Mr & Mrs Lionel Fonseka, Dental Specialists & Dental Surgeons of CSTH, Dental Specialists & Academic members of the FDS, Deputy Registrar of FDS and many other distinguished guests.
The first patient was registered by Dr. Asela Gunawardene and the regular patient care services will commence soon after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays.