GSK’s Adeesha tops batch at Pharma course

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A medical delegate of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) Sri Lanka obtained the highest overall score at the Certificate in Pharmaceuticals Marketing course conducted by the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceuticals Industry (SLCPI) in association with SKILLS International Pvt. Ltd.

The batch-topping student, Adeesha Ranaweera received his certificate from the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena at the Annual General Meeting of the SLCPI, held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently.

Fifty students from different pharmaceutical companies followed the course, the only one of its kind certified by the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

“Our employees are the foundation of our quest to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer,” said Stuart Chapman, Managing Director of GSK Pharmaceuticals Sri Lanka.

“It is the competencies and passion of our people that make this possible. Competency building activities such as the Certificate in Pharmaceuticals Marketing, endorsed by the SLCPI, are an important aspect of this development process. We congratulate Adeesha on his achievement and encourage more people from the pharmaceuticals industry to follow this course.”

The course focused mainly on basic medical and pharmacology training, anatomy, physiology, marketing knowledge, planning, customer communications, personal selling and standards. The students were tested through written exams, a viva and a research project.  

One of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical companies, GSK operates in 117 countries and employs over 100,000 people. Every day, more than 200 million people around the world use a GSK brand.

GSK is also the only pharmaceutical company to tackle the three ‘priority’ diseases identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.