Sri Lanka Medical Association- Expert Committee on Suicide Prevention

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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