Harendra Cooray completed his undergraduate training from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has the rare distinction of being amongst the first Emergency Medicine MD and postgraduate diploma in Critical Care Medicine holders from Sri Lanka. He is the acting Consultant Emergency Physician of the ETU Neuro-trauma Centre at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. He is the current President of the Sri Lankan College for Retrieval & Emergency Medicine and has been a member of the Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine for over a decade and has held the post of General Secretary in both the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine arms of the society.
Harendra has amassed a wealth of clinical practice experience by working in many parts of India and Sri Lanka for the past 26 years.
Harendra has a keen interest in teaching and has been a regular member of the instructor group of the Emergency Life Care and Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care courses conducted by the SSCCEM.
He had the privilege of gaining valuable work experience at the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department from 2017 to 2019. Harendra is striving to improve the patient centered care & efficiency of health care services by promoting and developing Emergency Medicine in Sri Lanka.