Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

I feel honoured and privileged for the opportunity to send this message to the membership as the 127th President of the Sri Lanka Medial Association, the apex professional organization of the medical profession. This is a moment where the need of the opinion of our Organization and the services of our profession to the day to day lives of all Sri Lankans is necessary more than ever before. We have lived through an year with the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to transform all our activities to suit the “new normal”. In fact, some activities have been more successful when compared to the pre-COVID era, but there is a lot left to be desired in other activities such as social activities and education.

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.

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