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  • Dr. Lloyd Fernando's guest lecture on “Economics that doctors should know” Open or Close

    Dr. Lloyd Fernando's guest lecture on “Economics that doctors should know”

    The guest lecture was held on 15th July, 2016 at Hotel Ozo in Marine drive, Colombo 06 and proceedings began at 7.00pm.

    The welcome address was delivered by Dr.Shanti Dalpatadu (President of CMASL). He elaborated on the main event for the day and detailed the efforts made by Dr Anil Jasinghe (DDG NHSL) who is also a past president of CMASL in getting Dr Lloyd Fernando to deliver this guest lecture.

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     Speechcraft Program by Toastmasters International


    Only a few more seats available to attend the Speech craft program by Toastmasters International. Please see attached flyer.  Medical Administrators are invited to register for this valuable event. As We have already started to register, only 8 more seats are available as of now.

     The registration of members will be on a first come, first served basis. The Medical Administrators who have confirmed their participation please pay the course fee early as possible.
     Contact Dr.S. Balavinothan (Secretarial Assistance of CMASL) on 0766660376 for further details.
    Thank you
    Hony. Secretary, CMASL.

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  • NOTICE Open or Close
    Application for upgrading to full membership
    According to the resolution approved at the Special General Meeting of CMASL held on 15th  July 2016.
    Associate members who had held the membership for more than one year with MSc. in Medical Administration, having a minimum of one year covering-up administrative experience in an administrative post given by the Ministry of Health, will be eligible on application for full member status as a onetime activity up to September 30th, 2016.
    All eligible associate members who wants to make use of this opportunity can down load the application form from the CMASL web site pay the registration fees and apply to become full members.
    Download the application forms from here: (1) Membership (2) Upgrading Membership




  • Call for Abstracts For the 9th AAAH Conference Open or Close

    Call for Abstracts

    For the 9th AAAH Conference

    The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) is organizing the 9th AAAH conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from the 24th to the 28th of October 2016.

    The theme of this Conference is

    “Global HRH strategies 2030: from strategy to implementation”

    This conference aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the contents in the Global HRH strategies 2030, its targets and indicators, and how to translate the strategy into country actions in order to achieve targets by 2020 and 2030. This will further foster the HRH networking across institutes, researchers, and policy makers in Asia Pacific region to successful implementation of the strategy.

    Last date for submission 30.07.2016 

    For more details: Click here to Download the notice, click here to Download the concept note


  • Courtesy visit to the Director General of Health Service on 23rd of June 2016 Open or Close

    Courtesy visit to the Director General of Health Service on 23rd of June 2016

    The president CMASL and Council Members paid a courtesy call to introduce the new council and present the plan of activities for 2016 to the Director General of Health Service on 23rd of June 2016 at 5.00 pm. There were 18 members present, including four past presidents. Members of the council were asked to introduce themselves to the DGHS.

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  • Joint Academic Meeting with College of Surgeons Open or Close

    Joint Academic Meeting with College of Surgeons

    The College of Medical Administrators (CMASL) renewing the role of guiding health development of the country held the first ever joint academic session with the College of Surgeons Sri Lanka (CSSL) on 18th of June, 2016 at the auditorium of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital. The theme was “Medical Administrators and Surgeons: on a common platform to improve Patient Care”. Membership of both colleges were well represented and there were a total of 79 participants at this event.

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  • Visit of the Council Members 2016 with the Minister of Health and Indegenous Medicine, Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senarathne Open or Close

    Visit of the Council Members 2016 with the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senarathne

    The CMASL council paid a courtesy call to introduce the new council to the Hon. Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senarathne on 31st of May 2016. President Dr. Shanti Dalpatadu thanked the Minister for accepting the CMASL request and asked the members to introduce themselves to the Hon. Minister. There were altogether 23 members and past presidents.

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  • Unveiling of portraits of three past presidents of CMASL Open or Close

    Unveiling of portraits of three past presidents of CMASL

    Unveiling of portraits of three past presidents of CMASL by Dr. George Fernando , the patron of the College on 29th of April 2016



Forum for Medical Administrators


Forum for Medical Administrators was held on 31st October 2013, at PGIM. Dr. Anoma Jayathilaka, CCP, NPO WHO made a presentation on Public Health Planning. In the presentation she has described how the programme planning has to take place in a programme or unit.

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Workshop on etiquette and best practices

A workshop on etiquette and best practices was held on 5th October 2013. The participants for the workshop varied from medical administrators to officers from the administrative service, Mo/Health informatics and PG trainees in MD(Community Medicine). The programme was enjoyable as well as informative.

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Workshop on Etiquette and Best Practices

College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka successfully held a Workshop on Etiquette and Best Practices on Saturday the 14th September 2013 at Wet Water Resort, Gampaha.

Nearly 40 participants attended this training workshop who were in a variety of ages ranging 30s to 60s and included Senior level Medical Administrators at the levels of Deputy Director Generals, Directors and Deputy Directors to budding Medical Administrators such as Post Graduate Trainees and Medical Officers.


The research symposium on quality of care received at private and public health care institutions

The research symposium on quality of care received at private and public health care institutions was held on 30th August 2013. There was a good response with medical professionals as well as public participating in the symposium. Both papers were based on research carried out by Institute of Health Policy. Dr. Nilmini Wijemanne presented the papers after an initial introduction by Dr. R.P. Rannan - Eliya.

US/SL Joint Seminar on Health Systems

CMASL organized a US/SL joint seminar on health systems on 4th September 2013. Key presentations were made by Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, Additional secretary (MS ) and Dr. Stanley Sherbell, Chief Medical Officer, New York Methodist Hospital.

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Workshop on Personal Grooming, Social and Business Etiquette

Above workshop was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Auditorium on 16 collaboration of Skills Development Fund Limited which is an affiliated organization of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development. Therefore this was a collaborative effort of two public sector organizations. Thirty medical administrators from both line ministry institutions as well as provincial health care institutions were participated for this one day workshop and the resource person was Mrs. Aruni Wickramage.
Participants gathered valuable insights on personal grooming, authentic image management, creating first impressions, art of fine dining, dress code and other social etiquette. The workshop was of immense value, since Medical Administrators are frequently representing the country in international missions and they are frequently engaged with foreign and local dignitaries.
. The resource person was able to capture her audience to the maximum extent and the programme was highly appreciated by all the participants. A certificate was also awarded for the participants along with the relevant handouts with the compliments from the Skills Development Fund Limited.

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Orientation Course in Medical Administration

The CMASL has conducted its annual orientation course in medical administration from 20th July to 11th August 2013. The course was conducted during weekends (total of 8 days). It was based on a curriculum specially developed for the activity by the academic subcommittee of CMASL. Forty two lectures were conducted by specialists in management, community medicine, health economics and legal medicine. The participation for the course was very good with seventy five officers getting registered for the course. All the participants were provided with a hard copy of the lecture notes as well as a CD. At the end of the programme a certificate for participation was given to those officers with more than 80% of attendance.

The corporation extended to this programme by the Director/Family Health Bureau and the staff is highly appreciated. The contribution made by all the lectures through making a special effort to prepare well for the lecturers and presenting themselves on a week end for these lectures has made this annual event a success. In addition the volunteer contribution of Dr. M. Wijenayake, Dr. Raj Kumar and Dr. Pamal has made the event successful.

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Management for Junior Healthcare Managers

The CMASL and the PDHS Sabaragamuwa province organized a seminar on,"Management for Junior Healthcare Managers" (DMO and MOH) of Sabaragamuwa Province,On the Saturday 1st of June as our first activitiy of CMASL committee 2013/2014 at ARMY CAMP, KURUWITA, RATNAPURA.

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Our New Office........

The new office of the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka at the Quality secretariat Building Castle Street Hospital premises was declared open by the founder president Dr George Fernando at 5 pm on 24th May 2012.

The solemn ceremony was attended by past presidents and current executive council members. After cutting the ribbon and the lighting of the traditional oil lamp the founder president in his speech gave a brief history of the origin of the CMASL and the progress he perceived over the years. He said he was happy to observe that despite meager founder membership which was questioned by some, the college has now grown to a formidable group with over 200 members. The President Dr NELW Jayasekera while thanking the past presidents and the council members, who attended the opening ceremony, stated that he was pleased that the long standing need was finally made a reality. He thanked the Dr R Ruberu, Secretary Health and Past President Dr Vimal Jayantha, Acting DGHS for the timely allocation of the office. He also thanked the Past President Dr SM Samarage for initiating the collaborative project between CMASL and the Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) without which the furnishing of the office would not have been a reality. The state board with the past precedents' names and the gold framed past presidents' photographs added glamour to the new office. The ceremony was followed by traditional refreshments.

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20th President inducted........

Surgeon Rear Admiral NELW Jayasekera, Director General Health Services of the Sri Lanka Navy (left) was inducted as the 20th President of the College by the outgoing president Dr Sarath Samarage National Consultant WHO (right) at the Annual General Meeting of the college held on 22nd March 2012.


The President's Message........

I consider my appointment as president of this prestigious college both a challenge and an opportunity. I say it is a challenge because I need to improve or at least maintain all the good work done by my predecessor. On the other hand, I say it is an opportunity because we have a good foundation to build on.


Based on the objectives of the college the outgoing council established 03 sub-committees. The first of these is the Management sub-committee which will address matters related to policy proposals, establishment of college office, complaints against administrators, irregular appointments/transfers, amendments to the Medical Minute, CSR projects, Health Ministry committee representations, affiliations with other colleges and international affiliations including membership with the World Federation of Medical Managers (WFMM). The second is the Academic sub-committee which will collaborate with the PGIM and its Boards of Studies, conduct the orientation course in Medical Administration, preparatory course for E-bar, research and continuous professional development activities. On the academic note the theme for the Annual Sessions scheduled for February 2013 will be "Towards better performing health care institutions". Since there is ample time, I sincerely hope that sufficient work will be done in this area leading to academic sessions of a high standard. The third is the Social sub-committee which will manage events, organize council/members outings and arrange refreshments and entertainment. In addition, I propose to have a Media sub-committee to publish and regularly update the long awaited membership directory, monitor the media, maintain the website and handle invitations.


Now in order to achieve the above we need teamwork, and I sincerely hope that an efficient team of council members will be elected to the council this year. Each one of us has individual needs, but a college such as ours that allows the individual needs to undermine our collective needs will soon destroy itself. Hence, let me end this brief speech by reminding all of you of our common objectives:

  1. Guide the health development in Sri Lanka.
  2. Assist in the implementation of national health policy.
  3. Promote post graduate studies in the field.
  4. Contribute to health systems research.
  5. Promote and foster professional development.
  6. Development and management of health system resources.
  7. Foster fellowship among professionals in the field.
  8. Publication of a journal in Medical Administration.


I request the entire membership to contribute as a team, to make these common needs a reality.



Surgeon Rear Admiral NELW Jayasekera VSV, USP.


A Seminar on Medical Management

Professor Devaka Fernando MBBS MD FRCP FRCP (Edin) Msc, was the keynote speaker at the Seminar on Medical Management organized by the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo.

Prof. Fernando draw on his experience - as a medical manager in the UK, advisor to health services in India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, a consultant to the World Bank and other institutions in the Far East, USA, Asia and Europe - to discuss about Medical Management.

Professor Fernando is a consultant endocrinologist, head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Associate Medical Director for clinical governance at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK.


Several Sri Lankan Medical Administrators who had their postgraduate training in Sheffield were the panelists at the seminar who shared the lessons learnt during their training.


The Seminar was held at the Auditorium of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo on Friday 17th June 2011 from 9 to 11.30am. A large number of medical administrators academics and post graduate students in medical administration attended the seminar.

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Annual Academic Sessions

College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka: Twenty Fourth Scientific Sessions - 2016 . “Building a Culture of Excellence in Medical Administration”


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