Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
Professional Body for Paediatricians in Sri Lanka
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.
Vision, Mission & Values
The vision of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians is to promote a profession and a nation that cherishes the perpetual value of children and envisage the attainment of the golden goal of providing the finest of healthcare services to all children of this paradise island.
The mission of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians is to facilitate the advancement of paediatric healthcare in the country, influence policy decisions, and support as well as sustain continuous professional development of child healthcare personnel and promote collaboration amongst paediatricians.
The College would endeavour to be a dedicated, dependable and responsible resource, to the government and other stakeholders, on all aspects related to the optimal care of infants, children and adolescents.
Quality & Excellence
We are committed to excellence and continuous quality improvement in our mission.
We try, ever so hard, to provide an efficient service to the membership and other stakeholders.
We collaborate towards improvement of the health of children in our motherland and beyond.
At all times we promote the notion of looking at child health problems with empathy and compassion.
We aim to be bold in meeting the challenges faced and changes necessitated by progress in science.
We steadfastly attempt to maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.
We try over best to manage all our resources with fiscal responsibility.
In the logo of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, the silhouette of a child is encircled by twenty-four lotus petals representing round-the-clock care and services available towards the welfare of our children, the national treasure land. The traditional earthenware pot, the “pun kalasa”, on which the main emblem rests, together with sheaves of coconut flowers surrounding it, depict prosperity and reiterate that children are the precious jewels of this resplendent isle.