PROF. SIRI KANNANGARA AM Significant service to Medicine particularly in the field of Sports Medicine and Rheumatology, by the Queen of England.
Internationally known sports medicine scholar, Siri Kannangara is Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia. Professor Siri Kannangara is a well known international sports medicine expert having functioned as a Physician and Consultant to the Australian Olympic teams at the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Games, and at World Cup events for soccer, cricket, net ball and hockey. Prof. Kannangara is also the Director of the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine and he served in the FIFA Medical Committee Member from 1999 to 2006. In recognition of his contribution to Sports, Prof. Kannangara was inducted to the Australian Hall of Fame (Sports Hall of Fame) in 2004.
NOTE: Siri has sometimes served the Sri Lankan cricket team in an honorary capacity during their Australian tours.