Vidyajyothi Professor Janaka de Silva is Senior Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Kelaniya and Consultant Physician, Colombo North Teaching Hospital. He is also the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Prof. de Silva was educated at Royal College, Colombo, and the Universities of Colombo and Oxford. He was a member of the National Research Council since its inception in 1999, and was appointed as Chairman on 9th September 2013. He was reappointed as Chairman on 31st of August 2016 after the National Research Council was established as a statutory body by an act of parliament.
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