Dr. Carmel Shirani Wisidagama Hapuarachchi MBBS, MD, FRCA
Dr. Hapuarachchi is the senior consultant anaesthetist and intensivist at the neuro surgical and neuro trauma unit of the National Hospital Sri Lanka. She was appointed to this post in April 1993. She has held several posts in the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka and was the president of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka from January 2004 to January 2006. At present she is the editor of the Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. She is also the chairperson of the board of study in anaesthesiology of the postgraduate institute of medicine, university of Colombo. She is also a member of the board of study in disaster management. She is an examiner of the part II of the MD Anaesthesiology examination. She is also a member of the ethical committee of the National hospital Sri Lanka. She is the chairperson of the pre hospital care subcommittee of the Trauma Secretariat of the ministry of Health Sri Lanka. She is an active member of the technical working group on injury prevention and management of the non communicable diseases unit of the ministry of health.
This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.