The inauguration of Professor Indika Karunathilake as the first president of the College of Medical Educationist (CME) took place on Thursday, 12th May 2016 at Hotel Galadari. It was graced by a gathering of distinguish guests from different medical specialties, representations from Higher Education Institutions, Ministry of Health, members of the college and those interested in the field. In his speech, Professor Indika Karunathilake affirmed his commitment to further develop and expand the field of medical education beyond local boundaries. Dr Palitha Abeykoon and Professor Arjuna Aluwihare also made a speech during the ceremony highlighting the memories behind the journey of establishing medical education as a specialty in the country. The evening featured a cultural performance by students of Faculty of Medicine, Universiry of Colombo and Sri-Jayawardenepura. It adjourned with a reception enjoyed by all attendees.