Associate Professor Savithri W Wimalasekera (“Savi”) works for the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She was the president of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka in 2013, Vice President of the South Asian Association of Physiologists from 2010 to 2014 and sits on the Executive Committee of the Primary Care Respiratory Group Sri Lanka. She coordinates post-graduate training programmes in spirometry, supervises post graduate students and teaches undergraduate and post-graduate students.