Meetings & Events

Second AGM

The induction ceremony for the third President of VAAP, Dr. Nimal Jayaweera, was held as a hybrid event on 19th March 2022 from 11.00 am at the Institute for Continuing Education in Animal Production and Health, Gannoruwa. The Chief Guest was Prof. Terrence Madhujith, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, representing the Vice Chancellor; the Guest of Honour was Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Professor in Management at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (on-line from Colombo); and the Special Invitee was Prof. Pradeepa Bandaranayake, President of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya

Second AGM Live cast

Inaugural Meeting

The Inaugural Meeting was held on 19th July 2019 at the Oak Ray Regency Hotel, Peradeniya. It was organized by the ‘Working Group for the Formation of VAAP’, which was established in November 2018. The event was attended by 46 alumni. The Constitution prepared by the Working Group was approved and the Founder Ex-Co of VAAP was elected.

  

Founder Executive Committee

First AGM & Induction Ceremony

The First Annual General Meeting was held on 20th March 2021 at the Institute of Continuing Education in Animal Production and Health (ICE-APH), Gannoruwa. The Chief Guest was Prof. Upul Dissanayaka, Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, and the Guest of Honour was Prof. Siril Wijesundara, retired Director General of the Department of National Botanic Gardens and current President of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya. The event was held as a hybrid meeting and was attended by the members on-site and on-line. The previously approved ‘Constitution’ that was updated and reformulated by the Founder Ex-Co in accordance with legal requirements as ‘Articles of Association’ was adopted, and the Second Ex-Co was elected.

Third Executive Committee

Patron

Professor Anil Pushpakumara

President

Dr. Nimal Jayaweera

President Elect

Dr. Niranjala de Silva

Vice President

Dr. Suneth Disnaka

Vice President

Prof. Mangala Gunatilake

General Secretary

Dr. Suranji Wijekoon

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Assistant Secretary

Dr. Chandrindu Abeykoon

Treasurer

Dr. Bhagya Wickramasooriya

Assistant Treasurer

Dr. Bimalka Ranasinghe

Editor

Dr. Sampath Lokugalappatti

Committee Members

Position

Name

Committee Member

Prof. R. M. C. Deshapriya

Committee Member

Dr. R. A. C. Rabel

Committee Member

Dr. Anushka Lenagala

Committee Member

Dr. Ushanthi Ramanayake

Committee Member

Dr. Neil Horadagoda

Committee Member

Dr. Saman

Committee Member

Dr. Ajith Liyanagamage

Ex-Officio member (Ex-President)

Dr. Oswin Perera

Ex-Officio member (Ex-General Secretary)

Dr. Thilini Anupama

Ex-Officio member (Ex-Treasurer)

Dr. Sanjaya Wasala

Ex-Officio member (President, VCSL)

Prof. Basil Alexander

Ex-Officio member (President, SLCVS)

Dr. Niranjala de Silva

Ex-Officio member (President, SLVA)

Dr. Susantha Mallawa Arachchi

Ex-Officio member (Director General, DAPH)

Dr. Hemali Kotelawala

Patron

Prof. Anil Pushpakumara

Address

General Secretary, VAAP
c/o Office of the Dean
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

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