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Presidents Special Message

Dear all,
The council and the entire membership of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka would like to express our deep sorrow and sympathy towards the victims and their families affected by the recent bomb blasts, and other terrorist activity occurred in this beautiful country destroying ten years of peace.

As the president of the College, I would also like to use this opportunity to thank our members who worked tirelessly with their teams and other categories of staff to save the victims and alter their life-changing disabilities. I personally witnessed many surgeons rushing into the National Hospital on their off Sunday. The way many neurosurgical, Orthopaedic and General Surgical operations carried out with the help of all staff categories to save lives and alleviate the suffering of the victims was commendable. Surgeons working in the Batticaloa, and Negambo Hospitals had to manage the patients with fewer resources but did their best to serve the unfortunate victims giving their full energy. The success and satisfaction they had been apparent from the reports they have submitted to the college. We should also not forget our member surgeons, medical officers and other categories of staff in the private hospitals, who tolled free of charge to treat the patients brought in to their hospitals.

College is planning to study the injury patterns, create a trauma registry and to train our surgeons to face MCIs more efficiently. One notable visitor to college at this moment of despair was Prof. Karim Brohi, the head of trauma sciences, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University, London.

Finally, we would like to extend our fullest support to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, the government and the general public whatever possible way to get over these difficult times.

Nissanka Jayawardhana
The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka

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