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Dr. Geethika Ratnawardena Appointed as First Chief Medical Officer of Colombo City Council

February 21, Colombo (LNW): Dr. Shanti Geetika Ratnawardena has been named the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo City Council. Previously serving as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Public Health (CMOH), established in 1902 within the Colombo Municipal Council, Dr. Ratnawardena assumed her new role on the 19th of this month.

With this appointment, she becomes the 13th Chief Medical Officer in the history of the Colombo Municipality. Dr. Ratnawardena, an alumna of Musius College, Colombo, has a long-standing association with the Colombo Municipal Council, joining in 1991. Over her thirty-three years of service, she progressed from a Medical Officer of Health in 2000 to Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health in 2014.

The appointment is a testament to Dr. Ratnawardena’s extensive experience and dedication to public health. Her role as the Chief Medical Officer underscores her commitment to advancing healthcare initiatives within the Colombo City Council. Dr. Ratnawardena is married to Mr. Jayantha Guruge, a Project Consultant at Helis Company, Colombo.

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