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.


8<sup>th</sup> Rare Disease Day Symposium 2024
8th Rare Disease Day Symposium 2024
February 6, 2024
Rare Disease Day Symposium 2024 is planned to be held on the 01st of March 2024 in the New Lecture Theatre of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH).Organized by the Rare Disea...
Regional Scientific Sessions – Jaffna
Regional Scientific Sessions – Jaffna
January 19, 2024
Organized by Sri Lanka College of Paediatriciansin collaboration withJaffna Medical Association 19th February 2024 at Northgate Hotel, Jaffna 20th February 2024 at Medica...
SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024
SAPA-SLCP Scientific Congress 2024
December 20, 2023
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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.
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.


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)
Prof. Randula Ranawaka
MBBS (Col), MD (Pead), DCH (Col)
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Secretary
Dr. Maheshaka Wijayawardena
MBBS(Colombo). DCH. MD(Paed). MRCPCH(UK)

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