Welcome to the Sri Lanka Medical Association


The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is the national professional medical association in Sri Lanka, which brings together medical practitioners of all grades and all branches of medicine.


The SLMA is the oldest professional medical association in Asia, with a proud history that dates back to 1887. At its inception, it was called the ‘Ceylon Branch of the British Medical Association’. Later it evolved into the ‘Ceylon Medical Association’ (1951) and after Sri Lanka became a Republic in 1972, it became the ‘Sri Lanka Medical Association’. The Association aims to provide a forum for its members to further their professional and academic development.







President’s Message





“Planetary Health & Global Health Security”

The benchmark academic activity in the SLMA calendar will be held on 29th & 30th September and 1st October at BMICH, Colombo.

The congress includes an array of orations, Plenaries from local and international speakers and interesting panel discussions on timely issues that has affected the global health.



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SLMA Newsletter


The official eMagazine of The Sri Lanka Medical Association


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Abstract Submission opens on 1st February 2023

One author will be permitted to submit a MAXIMUM of three (03) abstracts ONLY
Total word count per abstract is a maximum of 250
Await more details by next week

Instructions For Abstract Submission:

Guidelines for Orations:

Pre Congress Workshop 02 - "Acute Emergencies in Child Healthcare"

Pre Congress Workshop 02 on “Acute Emergencies in Child Healthcare” concluded successfully on 4th September at BMICH where the experts in General Paediatrics & other subspecialities shared their knowledge & experience on managing paediatric emergencies which are commonly presented in the Sri Lankan setting.

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Pre Congress Workshop 04- "Updates in Clinical Immunology"

Pre Congress Workshop 04 on Updates in Clinical Immunology held successfully on Friday 9th September 2022 At Lionel Memorial Auditorium, SLMA. The participants were taken through the novel concepts and developments in the clinical immunology, specially related to Dengue, COVID19, Anaphylaxis and many more.

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Ceylon Medical Journal

Ceylon Medical Journal (CMJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the Sri Lanka Medical Association in the last week of March, June, September and December each year.

Click to visit CMJ Webpage


Sri Lanka Medical Association CPD Portal

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. Continuing means it is a continuous process which begins from the day you start practicing as a doctor. The term Professional Development has a broader meaning than just acquiring new knowledge or skills as a doctor. It encompasses one’s own personal development as well.

Click to visit CPD Portal

SLMA Online Library

Click to refer SLMA Newletters and other publications