The late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda was Doctor
of Medicine and a Physician, and Professor in Forensic Medicine. He functioned
as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo and also as
the Vice Chancellor of the same university. He served the University of Colombo
for 36 years. He has also served as the Chairman of the National Dangerous
Drugs Control Board and the Alcohol & Drug Information Centre. As an
effective mass communicator, he extensively used the print and electronic media
towards creating public awareness regarding health matters. Professor Nandadasa
Kodagoda has been bestowed with national honours Vishva Prasadhini, Kala
Keerthi and Deshamanya. He passed away on 2nd August 1997.
With the view to commemorating the 15th death
anniversary of the late Dheshamanya Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, the Nandadasa
Kodagoda Memorial Trust has organized a function to be held on Thursday the 2nd
August 2012, at 5.30 pm at the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Foundation
Institute. The main item of this public function will be the delivery of the
Deshamanaya Nandadasa Kodagoda 15th Memorial Oration by President’s Counsel Dr.
Jayampathy Wickramaratne on “Human Rights : Ours or Theirs”.Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne is an eminent lawyer and an expert in Human Rights and Constitutional Law.