The Conference organizers welcome all our guests, speakers, ministry officials and delegates to Toronto, Canada as we gather at this unique conference titled Rebuilding the Northern & Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.

Taking place on January 15-17, 2017, this Conference seeks to bring together community leaders, advocates, academics, content experts, professionals and other stakeholders to develop sustainable solutions and programs to address the needs of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The Conference's goal is the development of sustainable, interdisciplinary and comprehensive solutions for immediate, medium term and long term health and educational priorities. The larger focus of the Conference is health, education, and economic development.

Featured Speakers

Dr. P. Sathiyalingam
Minister of Health,
Northern Provincial Council
Hon. S. Thandyuthapani
Minister of Education,
Eastern Provincial Council
Hon. T. Gurukularajah
Minister of Education
Northern Provincial Council
Hon. Mitzie Hunter
Minister of Education
Government of Ontario
Rasa Reveenthiran
Secretary, Minister of Education
Northern Provincial Council
Dr. S. Sivayokan
Consultant Psychiatrist
Teaching Hospital Jaffna
Arumuham Theivendran
Assistant Secretary,
Ministry of Education Eastern Province
Dr. N. Ethirveerasingam
Adviser to Minister of Education
Northern Provincial Council
S. Thiruvakaran
Ministry of Health Northern Province
Dr. V. Santhakumar
Co Founder/Past President/Board Member
Canadian Tamil Medical Association (CTMA)
Dr. Thavam Thambi-Pillai
Surgical Director, Sandford Transplant Center
Founding Director, IMHO USA
Dr. Arun Ravindran
Professor and Director,
Global Mental Health Affairs University of Toronto; Senior Scientist & Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Canada
Dr. N. Sivayoganathan
Occupational Medicine Consultant
President, MIOT UK
Dr. Nathan Yoganathan
President & CSO
Kalgene Pharmaceuticals Canada
Dr. Kandasamy Muruganandan
Provincial Director of Health Services
Eastern Province
Dr. Karunyan Arulanantham
Lancaster, California, USA
Dr. Rajendra Surenthirakumaran
Head and Senior Lecturer
Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Jaffna
Parthi Kandavel
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Juanita Nathan
York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
Gregory Buie
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Visions Global Empowerment USA
Ramoshan Canagasaby
Engineer and Social Entrepreneur
CTO, iTEE Foundation USA
Dr. Thayalan Ambalavanar
Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Surgery,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
Dr. S. Poologanathan
Primary Care Physician
Overseas Secretary, MIOT UK
Chrishan Thuraisingham
Public Health and International Development Expert
Thuraisingham Advisory Services
Dr. Thagamuthu Jeyasingham
Vice Chancellor
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Velupillai Kuhanendran
Scientist, Economist and a Barrister, UK
J. Philip Parappally
Director of Education
York Region District School Board
Tammy Bernasky
PhD Candidate, Critical Disability Studies
York University
Dr. David D'Souza
Family Medicine, Global Health Specialist and Digital Health Innovation
Srineshan Gnanamuthu
Member of Parliament
Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka
Shanthi Sriskandarajah
Member of Parliament
Sri Lanka
Ariyanayagam Kodeeswaran
Member of Parliament
Amparai District, Sri Lanka
Dr. Raj Rasasingham
Assistant Professor, Dept of Child/Youth Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Staff psychiatrist, Humber Hospital
Dr. S. Senthill Mohan
Director of Markham McNicoll
Urgent Care Center
Dr. Firdosi Mehta
Former WHO Country Representative to Sri Lanka,
Adjunct Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Lawrence C. Loh
Associate Medical Officer of Health, Peel Public Health
Pereya Kulasegaram
Registered Nurse
Halton Healthcare Centre
Councillor Aiyoob Azmin
Northern Provincial Council
Sri Lanka
Councillor Emmanuel Arnold
Northern Provincial Council
Sri Lanka



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