Prof. Carlo Fonseka appointed SLMC chairman

Professor Carlo Fonseka has been appointed as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council and is to assume office tomorrow (Jan 02).

It has been reported that the appointment was made by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena and that Prof. Fonseka would assume duties at 10am tomorrow at the medical council office.

Prof. Fonseka is the current chairman of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA).

Several medical associations including the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) have contentiously expressed their concern over the appointment and have appealed to the President to reappoint Prof. Mendis.

The previous chairperson of the SLMC Prof. Lalitha Mendis, who served two terms, had handed in an early resignation letter to resign on January 1 citing personal issues.
Courtesy: Ada Derana