BIOGRAPHYDr R. M. Saman Kusumsiri Rathnayake (MMBS) (MSc-Medical Administration (F&N)
Secretary to the State Ministry of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals.
Dr R.M .Saman Kumarasiri Rathnayake is the Secretary to the State Ministry of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals. Earlier he had successfully held the position of the Deputy Director General ( Education, Training and Research) at the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka.
During his career in medical profession which commenced in the year 1997 Dr Rathnayake was engaged in various capacities such as the Director of National Hospital/,Kandy, Provincial Director of Health Services / North Western Province, Regional Director of Health Services / Puttlam, and District Medical Officer of District Government Hospital / Chilaw.
As the Secretary of this State Ministry, he is engaging in National Vaccination Programe to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Dr Rathnayake has participated in many local and overseas training programs ,conferences, Seminars and workshops held in Bangkok, Thailand ,Philippines South Korea, Geneva etc. representing Sri Lanka.
He also implemented a number of new innovative programes, as listed below, for uplift the state health sector.
➢ SUPARIKSHA – COVID – 19 Information Management System of Ministry of Health.
➢ “Dr Thilak Abeysekara Kidney Disease Treatment and Concessionary Centre” for Hemodialysis of chronic kidney disease patients.
➢ Hospital Diet Management System (HDMS) for the first time in Sri Lanka, at National Hospital, Kandy.
➢ Improvements introduced to hospital transport services with the implementation of a fully electric patient transport system inside the hospital and establishment of a Centralized
Ambulance and Hospital Vehicle Management System at National Hospital, Kandy.
➢ Implementation of fully digitalized PACS based Radiology System at National Hospital, Kandy.
➢ Establishment of efficient and effective voice and data communication system within the healthcare institutions in Puttlam District.
Dr Rathnayake holds a Master of Science Degree in Medical Administration from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Peradeniya.
[ Speeches ]
Speeches by Dr. R. M. Saman Kusumsiri Rathnayake
Jun 09, 2021
Deep Dive Session on Pharma Manufacturing Destination