The SLMA oration for 2008, the highest award for medical research awarded by the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) was delivered by Dr. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake at the inauguration of the 121st Annual SLMA Scientific Sessions on March 19, 2008 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.
The title of the oration was ‘Genetics of Pre-eclampsia and the Weight of Babies at Birth – Clinical and Genetic Studies in Sri Lanka’


The President of the SLMA Prof. Lalitha Mendis awarding the SLMA Oration Medal to Dr. Dissanayake


 Dr. Dissanayake delivering the SLMA oration