The ceremonial opening of the refurbished Anatomy Auditorium of Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJ was held on the 20th Monday February 2023. This historical occasion was graced by Prof. Upul Subasinghe, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Senior Prof. Aloka Pathirana, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and many other distinguished guests, academic and non-academic staff members and students.
The renovations of this auditorium commenced in July 2019 under the guidance of Prof. Harsha Dissanayake, former Head of the Department of Anatomy and Snr. Prof. Surangi Yasawardena, former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences during the tenure of Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. It spanned nearly 4 years due to the turbulent circumstances in the country, finally reaching completion in February 2023 under the guidance of Dr. Varuni Tennakoon, Head of the Department of Anatomy and Senior Prof. Aloka Pathirana, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
The commencement lecture for the new intake (32nd Batch) of medical students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences was held following the opening ceremony.
The fully-fledged auditorium meets the latest advancements in multimedia and sound systems and has the capacity to accommodate over 300 students at a time. The auditorium is planned to be utilized extensively for lectures and teaching activities of medical undergraduates.