NHC Di­rec­tor ap­pointed as Con­sul Gen­eral

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA

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.

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