Saturday, November 9, 2013

Centenary celebration, Anatomy Department, Medical Faculty, Kynsey Road, Colombo.

The memorial plaque laid in 1913.

The mistress of ceremonies.

Lighting the oil lamp.

The roof of 'Dissecting room A'.

The Vice-Chancelor.

The head of Anatomy - Dr.Madhuwanthi Dissanayake

The introduction of the keynote speaker - Dr.Ajith P Malalasekara.

Keynote address - Prof Rohan W. Jayasekara.

Prof. Lester Jayawardena's team - 1975.

Present Academic staff - Dept of Anatomy.

Presentation of certificates.

Dr.D.J. Anthony.

The audience.

Naming of the museum as 'Prof. P.s.s. Panditharatne Anatomy museum'.

Presentation of certificates to the Technical Staff.

School children at a recent exhibition.

Vote of thanks - Prof Vajira H.W. Dissanayake.

The old anatomy lecture hall with the 'Royal Doulton' swivelling dissecting table of 1913.

The old fan of 1913 in the lecture theater and still working.

The lecture hall.

Carvings of old students.

The Anatomy museum.

Can you imagine that this was dissecting room A of the 1960s.

It was a gala gathering. Absolutely no smell of Chloroform in the dissecting rooms.