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Message from the President

Dear Members of the Sri Lanka Medical Association,

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for the singular honour and privilege bestowed on me to serve you as the President of SLMA .

For me, being appointed as the President is the pinnacle of a long journey. I joined the SLMA in 1999, twenty years ago.  I have been a council member of SLMA since 2005. I have worked in these premises day and night. I have known and worked with all of you. I have listened to you and I have learned from you. In short, this is home for me.  I return to SLMA, and take on this position more inspired and determined than ever about the tasks and the future that lies ahead.

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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 and Australasia, 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.