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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Message from the President

Dear SLMA Members,

I feel it a great honour and a privilege to be elected the 128th President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), the oldest Medical Association in the Asia and the Pacific.

I must put in record that it was not an easy task for me to be elected the President of this organization, and I affirm that I will make it my duty to do my best to uplift the organization during my tenure and uphold the traditions and procedures of this great organization.

The themes of the SLMA for 2022 are ‘Planetary Health and Global Health Security’ and the ‘Prevention and Control of Road Traffic Crashes, Injuries and Deaths’. 


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