Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (National Adhering Organization for IYC 2011) Service AwardActivity by N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara | added on Jun 06, 2011 | Sri Lanka
For the first time in its history, the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC) , Sri Lanka, awards Gold Medal to a relatively young Chemist, Mr.N.M.S.Hettigedera for his dedicated honorary service to the Institute.
For the first time in its history, the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC) awarded its Gold Medal to a relatively young Chemist, Mr.N.M.S.Hettigedera for his dedicated honorary service to the Institute. Being a graduate of the same Institute he obtained MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Chemistry in 1996 from the University of Keleniya. He was registered as a qualified Nutritionist in 1997 by the Sri Lanka Medical Council and became the first person to register and practice nutrition and dietetics in Sri Lanka.
While rendering his services to the State Pharmaceutical Corporation, he was mobilized to the Police Department as a Nutritionist &R/ASP in 2001. He also serves as Consultant Nutritionist to the Army Medical Services and visiting Dietitian to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme of the Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. He is a consultant to the Presidential Security Division and serves as Nutritionist / Nutritional Chemist.
Apart from his academic achievements, Mr. Hettigedera’s services to the IChemC have been considerable. He is an elected member of the Council of IChemC since 1994. Mr. Hettigedera’s services as the Joint Secretary since 2004 and as the Hony Treasurer since 2008 are commendable. As the Chairman of the Steering Committee, International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) he organized the highly successful Exhibition and Trade Fair ’CHEMEX 2011.
Mr. N.M.S.Hettigedera has brought much identity, honor and reputation to IChemC both nationally and internationally through IYC programmes. His initiative and innovativeness in taking charge of IYC activities with great vigor and enthusiasm and providing honorary services to the Institute are highly commendable. He is indeed an example and role model for all Graduate Chemists to emulate by not forgetting one’s academic parent. Mr. Hettigedera was conferred with IChemc Gold Medal at the Annual Sessions of the Institute which were held on 16th June 2011 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute,Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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