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

The mission of the College is to facilitate the advancement of paediatric healthcare in the country, influence policy decisions, support and sustain continuous professional development of child healthcare personnel while promoting collaboration amongst the paediatricians.

Children, who represent 30 per cent of Sri Lanka’s total population, are disproportionately impacted by humanitarian crises and require special care and attention. In the context of such pressing problems, our College had to step out of our main objectives and shoulder more wider social responsibilities related child health.

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CME Activities of the College

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Guidelines on Management of Dengue Fever & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Children and Adolescents
Guidelines on Management of Dengue Fever & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Children and Adolescents
May 28, 2023
Among many communicable diseases prevalent in the Asian region,dengue continues to be a major health ...
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
March 7, 2023
Award for the best PubMed or Scopus indexed research publications by a Sri Lankan paediatric trainee - 2022Award for the best high-impact research publication by an earl...
A Paediatric Update for General Practitioners
A Paediatric Update for General Practitioners
March 1, 2023
Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians in collaboration with The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka present ''A Paediatric Update for General Practitioners'' On ...


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

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 project was initially begun in the aftermath of Tsunami in December 2004 to support the children who lost one of their parents.
Safe Communities for children
Incidents of Violence against Children (VAC) were being reported from all parts of the country at an alarmingly increasing rate.


Prof. Guwani Liyanage
Prof. Guwani Liyanage
Dr. Kosala Karunaratne
Dr. Kosala Karunaratne
President Elect
Dr. Duminda Samarasinghe
Dr. Duminda Samarasinghe
MBBS, DCH, MD (Pead)
Vice President
Dr. Amali Dalpatadu
Dr. Amali Dalpatadu
MBBS (Col), MD(Paed) DCH
Dr. Rukmal Gunatilake
Dr. Rukmal Gunatilake
Assistant Secretary

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