Topic: Principles and Medical Education - Surgeons From Top To Bottom and Cox's Bazar
Prof. APR Aluwihare Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Peradeniya Srilanka. He obtained his basic medical degree from Kings College, Cambridge and the London Hospital.
He did his postgraduate training in SriLanka and England, and obtained fellowship FRCS(Eng) in 1966, and the Master of Chirurgie (Cambridge) in 1970. He worked at the Royal College of Surgeons of London and St. Marks Hospital.
He joined the University of Peradeniya in 1971 as consultant Surgery. Subsequently he served as Vice Chancellor Peradeniya University, Chairman of the University Grants Commission, member of the Human Rights Commission , Chairman Board of Study in Surgery of Sri Lanka amongst other posts.
He has been examiner in the Final Fellowships examinations in London, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and SriLanka. He has traveled and worked widely including a Hunterian Professorship at the Royel College of Surgeons of England
He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Ad Hominem Fellowships of the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He was awarded Doctor of Science(DSc) from his university of Peradeniya along with other honours.
He was in the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Surgery for couple of years. He has written widely, including a Chapter in Oxford Text Book of Surgery, and a Disc Book updating the London FRCS STEP course. He was Past President, of the College of Surgeons of Srilanka and Founder President of the SAARC Surgical Care Society.
In 1998 Sri Lanka Government honored him with the Title "Vidya Jothi" for his outstanding contributions to Science.