Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake inducted a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka

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Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, Professor, Department of Anatomy and the Human Genetics Unit, was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka on 5 April 2013, and inducted on 16 August 2013 by the President of the Academy Dr. Kingsley De Alwis at the Annual Induction Ceremony held in Colombo.

Since joining the University on 1998 as a probationary lecturer, Professor Dissanayake has gone on to perform groundbreaking research in Human Genetics in Sri Lanka. He has been the recipient of the University of Colombo Research Award in 2008; the Sri Lanka Medical Association Oration in 2008; the Third World Academy of Science and National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka