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Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, Professor, Department of Anatomy and Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo was awarded the EV Peiris Oration 2013 by Ceylon College of Physicians. The title of the oration delivered on 14 September 2013 was “Genetics of Thromboembolic Disease in Sri Lanka”. This oration was based on groundbreaking research carried out that the Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and published in international peer reviewed journals.