Sri Lanka Medical Association- Expert Committee on Suicide Prevention

 Our team

  Message of the Chairperson of the committee

The Expert Committee on Suicide Prevention (ECSP) was created within the SLMA, because of the recognition that suicide and deliberate self-harm are important       public health challenges in Sri Lanka. A key role of the ECSP is to identify key areas and key stakeholders, and to advocate together with relevant stakeholders, for a   sustained and coordinated approach for prevention of suicide and self-harm in Sri Lanka. In this context, the ECSP has already developed a policy document on the   prevention of suicide and self-harm, which is available from the SLMA website. The ECSP strongly advocates for comprehensive, national level, evidence-based   strategies for the minimization of suicide and self-harm in Sri Lanka. The ECSP is pleased to support and work together with relevant national and local stakeholders   towards achieving this important goal.

  • ¬†Past Office Bearers

Chairpersons – Professor Samudra Kathriarachchi
Professor Thilini Rajapakse

Secretaries –¬† ¬† ¬† Dr Lakmi Seneviratne
Dr Ruwan Ferdinando

Conveners –¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Dr Ruwan Ferdinando
Dr Anula Wijesundere

  • Committee Members
                      Prof. Thilini Rajapakse

Prof. Thilini Rajapakse

Chairperson

Dr. Anula Wijesundere

Dr. Anula Wijesundere

Convener

                          Dr. Chathurie Suraweera

Dr. Chathurie Suraweera

Secretary

                                                      Prof. Samudra Kathriarachchi

Prof. Samudra Kathriarachchi

Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando

Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando

                                                          Dr. Sudath Samaraweera

Dr. Sudath Samaraweera

Dr. Kapila Jayaratne

Dr. Kapila Jayaratne

                                                                                          Dr. Jayamal de Silva

Dr. Jayamal de Silva

                                                                                          Dr. Prabath Wickrama

Dr. Prabath Wickrama

                                                                                          Dr. Rohan Ratnayake

Dr. Rohan Ratnayake

                                                                                              Dr. Sajeeva Ranaweera

Dr. Sajeeva Ranaweera

Dr.Anuruddhika Rathnayake

Dr.Anuruddhika Rathnayake

Dr. Maneesha Dalpadadu

Dr. Maneesha Dalpadadu

Dr. Amila Isuru

Dr. Amila Isuru

Dr. Venura Palihawadana

Dr. Venura Palihawadana

Mrs. Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Mrs. Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Mr. T. Suveendran

Mr. T. Suveendran

                                                          Dr. Lakmi Senevirathne

Dr. Lakmi Senevirathne