Message from the President
Dear Members of Sri Lanka Medical Association,
In February, SLMA News+ cover page carried the question “COVID-19, Are we ready to face it?” Now the same question has become even more pertinent.
Less than three months have passed since COVID-19 came into international notice. The situation is very volatile at present. The global case fatality rate appears to be 3-4%. The virus has now spread to every continent (except Antarctica) and has caused over 16000 deaths. More and more cases are detected and confirmed in Sri Lanka.
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.