Seventh Oration - 2016
The seventh PGIM oration was held in 6th October 2016 . The orator was Dr. Madawa Chandratilake, Senior lecturer in Medical Education, Head of the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.
Title of Oration: Professionalism in Medicine; the transition of a movable feast and its implications for clinical and educational practices
Sixth Oration - 2013
The sixth PGIM oration was held in July 2013 along with the titular awards ceremony. The orator was Dr. Gominda Ponnamperuma, Senior lecturer in Medical Education, Medical Education (MEDARC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Title of Oration: “An Examination of Exams to clarity the way”
Fifth Oration - 2011
The Fifth oration was held in December 2011 along with the Titular Awards Ceremony. The Orator was Dr. Athula Sumathipala, Director,Institute for Research and Development, Sri Lanka & Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College/ Maudsley Hospital, UK.
Title of Oration: “Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms; epidemiology to treatment development research in Sri Lanka-Going from local to Global level”
Fourth Oration – 2010
The Fourth oration was held in October 2010 along with the Titular Awards Ceremony. The Orator was Dr. Lukshmy Menik Hettihewa, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna
Title of Oration: “Development of realistic protocol for the assessment of insulin resistance in diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases; Sri Lankan perspective”
Third Oration – 2009
The Third oration was held in November 2009 along with the Titular Awards Ceremony. The Orator was Professor Upali Illangasekera, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Title of Oration: ‘Towards achieving cost effective Diabetes care in Sri Lanka”
Second Oration – 2008
The second oration was held in October 2008 along with the Titular Awards Ceremony for years 2007 & 2008. The Orator was Dr Prasad Katulanda, Lecturer at the Department Clinical Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and a Clinical Research Fellow/DPhil student at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism in UK.
Title of Oration: “Spectrum of diabetes among young adults in Sri Lanka –aetiology and implications”.
First Oration – 2007
The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine started the prestigious PGIM Oration in year 2007.
On the invitation of the PGIM the first oration was given by Vidyajyothi Professor Eric Karunanayake, the Founder Director of the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo.
Title of Oration: “Postgraduate Research: Relevance to National Development”