Message from the President

Dear Members of Sri Lanka Medical Association,

In April 2005, SLMA NEWS, the Newsletter of the Sri Lanka Medical Association carried the Editor’s note, “SLMA Sessions Totally Virtual – A Dream or Reality”. That prediction I made 15 years ago, as the then Edi-tor of the SLMA, has now become a reality. Tthe 133rd Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association is being held as a virtual on-line conference from 24th to 26th July 2020, and webcast worldwide from the historic Wijerama House in Colombo.

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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.


Medical Congress

133rd Anniversary