Emeritus Prof. Priyani Soysa passes away



Sri Lanka’s first female professor of medicine Emeritus Professor Priyani Soysa has passed away on Friday (07).
She was 97 years old at the time of her demise.

Prof. Soysa is remembered for creating opportunities for mothers to stay with their children at children’s wards, working to provide maternity leave for mothers up to three months, formulating the national policy on breast feeding, actively working on the polio eradication programme as well as children’s nutrition.

Prof. Soysa’s remains will lie at a private funeral parlor in Borella from today (09) before being laid to rest at the Borella cemetery on Monday at 5pm.


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