Prof. Senaka Rajapakse

Professor Senaka Rajapakse is the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.  He is Senior Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, and Honorary Consultant Physician, National Hospital Colombo. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Colombo in 1993, winning many awards and distinctions. He has the MD and MRCP(UK), and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London and Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, the Ceylon College of Physicians, and the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka. He is President of the Ceylon College of Physicians, past president of the Sri Lanka Society of Internal Medicine, and regional adviser for the RCP Edinburgh.  He is co-editor of the Ceylon Medical Journal, and is on the editorial board of several journals. His main research interest is in tropical infectious diseases, and he has over 135 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with over 3500 citations and an H-index of 35. He has won numerous research awards, including many Presidential Awards for research, the University of Colombo award for Excellence in Research 2002, 2011, & 2015, and the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in research 2016. He was awarded the CVCD Most Outstanding Senior Researcher Award (Medical Sciences) in 2016, which is a lifetime award for excellence in research.

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