Dr.Ranjan Dias

President’s Message

Dear Fellows and Members of the College,

I am sending this message as the 34th President of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka outlining the plan for 2016. I thank all of you for electing  me and I hope we can work as a team in improving the standards of surgical care while maintaining  the good image of the surgical profession in Sri Lanka.

As I indicated in my speech at the induction, I intend to focus our attention on the theme chosen for the year “Accountable Surgical Care”.  Which as I  explained  is the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. Patient engagement is a central feature of accountable care. A variety of models are emerging around the world to promote accountability in surgical care and most popular and used model has the main characteristics of Patient-centered, well-coordinated care for a designated population of patients, with due consideration for patient satisfaction and cost saving.

imm.past presedent emal deen

Imm. Past President’s Message

The year 2015 commenced with the College bidding farewell to the outgoing president Professor Wijeyaratne and his council whose hard work helped ensure our sustenance for most of the year. In 2015, the Governing Council focused on improving the quality and deliverance of our academic material to our membership, including our younger associates aspiring to become future consultants. The Council was careful in its selection of its speakers, such that delivery of information was accurate, updated and encouraged lively discussion. We believe our participants thoroughly enjoyed the workshops as evidenced from verbal and facebook page feedback. We had numerous requests to conduct similar workshops in 2016. I believe that much of a surgeon’s limited time and energy should be spent on the quality of his work and that there is no great benefit in reinventing the wheel. So what we did was to contribute to already existing good programs of the College so as to raise the bar and inch forward. This is, therefore, a testament to all of the good work that was achieved by our previous presidents and their councils.