28th January 2021
Opening Session
Chair: Senior Prof. Nadira D. Karunaweera
from 8.30 to 9.40 am

Opening Session   Day 02

8.30-8.35 am Opening Remarks, Senior Prof. Nadira D. Karunaweera, Medical Parasitologist, Professor, Chair Department of Parasitology Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Sri Lanka  
8.35-9.00 am Global Perspectives on COVID-19, Dr Steven Hoffman, Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). youtube icon
9.00-9.20 am Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and implications for disease control, Professor Raina MacIntyre, Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia youtube icon
9.20-9.40 am

How to build responsible, productive, and responsive media culture, Mr Nalaka Kaluwewa, Director General, Department of Government Information

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National Science Foundation,
47/5 Maitland Place,
Colombo 07.