NHC Director appointed as Consul General
Dr. Hector Weerasinghe, Director National Hospital Colombo ( NHC) has been appointed as the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his retirement at the end of this month after serving as a doctor and administrator for over 35 years.
Dr. Weerasinghe hailing from Kalutara had his early education at Holy Family Convent and secondary education at the Holy Cross and Kalutara Vidyalaya. He studied for his GCE O/L at Colombo Royal College. He enrolled to follow the MBBS degree at the State University in Moscow while pursuing a degree course in Biology at the Kelaniya University.
He joined the government service as a doctor in 1975 and appointed to the medical staff at Kalutara, Nagoda Hospital. In 1985 he was promoted as DMO and appointed to Panadura Base hospital.
Dr. Weerasinghe has served as the Director of the CNH for 11 years from year 2000. Co-incidentally he has
been first appointed to the CNH in 1999 on the day the late Defence Minister under the UNP regime, Ranjan Wijeratne was assassinated by the LTTE.
Dr. Weerasinghe, is loved and respected not only by the patients, staff and the medical fraternity of the CNH but by all those who come in contact with him and has been praised and commended by almost all the health ministers and governments during his service as an efficient, hardworking and honest official who is ready to help anyone at any time.
Under his administration, the CNH has undergone a huge improvement and has added a number of new branches, clinics and expansions.
Dr. Hector Weerasinghe receives his credential from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees while External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris looks on.