The first anniversary of the youngest faculty of the OUSL was celebrated on Thursday, 7th July 2016. The event was graced by the presence of Professor S.A. Ariadurai, Vice-Chancellor OUSL, former Vice-Chancellors Professor Dayantha Wijeyesekera, Professor Nandani de Silva and Professor Upali Vidanapathirana, Professor Nalini Ratnasiri, the founding Head of the Department of Health Sciences and pioneer of the Nursing Unit, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other members of the Senior Management, former Deans of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Heads of Departments, and staff members of the Faculty, both past and present. Everyone who contributed to the development of the Nursing Unit and paved the way for it to be transformed into the Department of Health Sciences and then into the Faculty of Health Sciences were remembered with much gratitude. A souvenir publication was launched to mark this milestone which traces the journey of the Nursing Unit from 1993 to the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2016.

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