Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
The Expert Committee on Ergonomics - Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA - ECE) successfully completed the first health-led ergonomics symposium in Sri Lanka with a participation of more than 180 professionals from different fields.
The participants included; Public health specialists, Ergonomists, Paediatricians, University Lecturers, Scientists, Industrialists, Journalists, Education & Health Ministry officials, Under graduate & postgraduate trainees, OSH students, Physiotherapists, other medical specialists, pri- vate sector executives -a heterogeneous group.
The opening ceremony session was attended by Mr. W.J.L.U. Wijayaweera -Secretary - Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, Dr. Deepthi Perera - Director (Maternal and Child Health), Prof Sujeewa Amarasena, Janaka Karunasena (NSF), Dr. Champika Amarasinghe and Dr. Kapila Jayaratne, Chairperson (SLMA-ECE.
Two world renowned ergonomists; Prof Karen Jacobs of Boston University USA and Prof David Caple of La Trobe University, Australia were key resource persons.
Prof Rohini Seneviratne, Dr. Fidrosi Mehta, Prof John Abeysekara, Dr. Deepthi Perera, Dr. Deepthi Samarage and Dr. Susie Perera co-chaired three sessions.