ABOUT THE COLLEGE

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, which came into existence in 1996, is the glittering successor to its forerunner, the much-respected Ceylon Paediatric Association (CPA), which had been inaugurated in 1952.

The College, with all Consultant Paediatricians of the country as its members, is the premier academic non-trade union institution that is exclusively involved with optimal child healthcare.

Over the last 26 years it has gone from strength to strength and is intensely involved with continuing medical education, humanitarian projects for paediatric healthcare, collaboration with international paediatric organisations and in an advocacy role to the Government of Sri Lanka.

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President's Message

As we embark on another remarkable year at the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, it is with great honour and privilege that I write to you as the President, entrusted with the responsibility of leading this esteemed institution.

As we reflect on the challenges and adversities that our nation has faced in recent times, it is crucial for us, as paediatricians, to stand united and committed to our noble mission of safeguarding the health and well-being of every child in our society.

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CME Activities of the College

Join with CME activities of the College of Paediatricians to enhance knowledge, skills
and attitudes in clinical practice.

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024
SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024
April 20, 2024
Get Ready for an Exciting Opportunity! SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024 1st South Asian Association Congress and 26th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka Colleg...
SAPA-SLCP Congress 2024 – Regular Registration
SAPA-SLCP Congress 2024 – Regular Registration
March 7, 2024
Registration link : https://sapa-slcp2024.com/registration SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024 1st South Asian Association Congress and 26th Annual Scientific Congress of ...
Oration Submission Deadline Extended
Oration Submission Deadline Extended
March 7, 2024
Abstracts Submission OPENAbstracts can be submitted at “Abstract Submission Portal” on www.sapa-slcp2024.com on or before 21st April 2024 Guidelines and criteria are avai...

SOCIAL PROJECTS

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, is involved in many social projects for the improvements in child health-care services in Sri Lanka.

Teen Alert
Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians launched a new social project called ‘Teenalert’ in 2023, targeting the adolescent population between 11 to 19 years.
Little Hearts Project
Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is the premier public children’s hospital which provides treatment to children from all corners of Sri Lanka, completely free of charge.
"Feed a Child" Programme
Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (SLCP), in collaboration with the Family Health Bureau (FHB) and Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, has launched a food donation program for under-5 children with severe malnutrition among vulnerable communities.
Medical Donations
Our aim is to showcase the most needed items forwarded by the Consultant Paediatricians covering the whole country and to prevent duplicate donations and wastage, in a committed effort towards the provision of quality healthcare to the children of Sri Lanka.
RAINBOW SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
SLCP is happy to announce that the Rainbow Scholarship Program which benefitted nearly 100 children in the past, is about to be commenced again.
Safe Communities for children
Incidents of Violence against Children (VAC) were being reported from all parts of the country at an alarmingly increasing rate.

PREsIDENT & COUNCIL

President
President
Dr. Kosala Karunaratne
President Elect
President Elect
Dr. Duminda Samarasinghe
MBBS, DCH, MD (Pead)
Vice President
Vice President
Prof. Pujitha Wickramasinghe
MBBS(Col), DCH(Col), MD(Paed), PhD(Col)
Secretary
Secretary
Prof. Randula Ranawaka
MBBS (Col), MD (Pead), DCH (Col)
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Secretary
Dr. Maheshaka Wijayawardena
MBBS(Colombo). DCH. MD(Paed). MRCPCH(UK)

Groups and Forums Under Our Umbrella

Special Committees

The Committee for Rational Prescribing of Drugs is dedicated to promoting the judicious use of medications within the healthcare system.

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The Paediatric Cadre Development Committee was established to address and resolve issues related to the pediatric workforce in Sri Lanka.

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The Vaccine and Communicable Diseases Committee was established to address the challenges and issues related to vaccine-preventable diseases in Sri Lanka.

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The Antibiotic Stewardship Committee is dedicated to optimizing the use of antibiotics in pediatric patients to combat antibiotic resistance.

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