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The Fellowship of WONCA – is the most prestigious award. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the WONCA Organisation, and to Family Medicine globally.

At the recent WONCA World Conference held in Rio de Janeiro on 04th November 2016, Dr. Preethi Wijegoonewardene was awarded the Fellowship of WONCA – the First Sri Lankan to receive this highest honourof WONCA at an impressive Award Ceremony.

Dr. Preethi Wijegoonewardene a well-known Family Physician in Colombo became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of WONCA at the recently held WONCA World Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

WONCA is the World Organization of Family Physicians with a membership of nearly 150 countries.

Dr. Wijegoonewardene has been involved in teaching Family Medicine to undergraduates and postgraduates for more than 25 years. He was also the President of The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) in 2002.