Sri Lanka College of Haematologists
The Sri Lanka College of
Haematologists was formed as a limited company under the
Companies Act of No. 17 of 1982 on the 11th of December
1997. This was due to the far sightedness and the
pioneering efforts of a few individuals, who became the
founder members of the College. They were, Prof. S. B.
Ellepola, Dr. M. N. Prematilake, Dr. A. P. M. Ganegoda,
Dr. H.MS. Vidyatileke, Dr. I. S. Wijesiriwardene, Dr. A.
P. Kurukulasuriya,and Dr. M. N. Tudawe.
It is indeed
an honour and a privilege to be appointed as the
president of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists for
the year 2018. I would like to express my sincere
gratitude to the members of the Sri Lanka College of
Haematologists for the trust placed in me by appointing
me as the President.
I greatly appreciate the contribution of the patrons,
the past presidents, the councils and all the members of
the college for being the pillars of the immense success
achieved over the past years in the field of Haematology
in Sri Lanka.
During my tenure five regional workshops covering the
Southern, Eastern, Central, North Central and North
Western provinces will be organized targeting the
medical officers, laboratory staff and nursing staff to
disseminate knowledge and skills related to current
topics of interest.
The contribution made by the college in developing the
Haematology diagnostics and therapeutics in Sri Lanka is
immense. The major event of the SLCH, the Annual
International Conference on Haematology – Haem Icon 2018
will be conducted from 28th to 29th September 2018 at
the Grand Kandyan Hotel, Kandy to update on the
diagnostic and therapeutic paradigm of Haematological
diseases which has further deepened over the past years.
This will be followed by pre congress workshops in
A joint workshop with the College of Pathologists of Sri
Lanka will be conducted on morphological diagnostics. A
workshop on new diagnostics in Haematology which will
cover flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics will be
organized. The Continuous Medical Education Program
started by the council of 2017 for the medical officers
in Haematology and other activities and projects started
in the past year will be continued.
Three Haematology updates and the 2018 version of Sri
Lanka Journal of Haematology will be published by the
editorial board during this year. Guidelines, national
registries and protocols will be formulated and approved
by the appointed subcommittees. These will be published
on the college website making it accessible to all the
Six trainees days/ red boxes will be conducted for the
six post graduate training clusters which will give
excellent opportunity for the training Haematologists to
discuss and present interesting clinical scenarios.
Workshops and mock exams will be organized as in the
past years to help the training Haematologists to
further enhance their knowledge. Research workshops will
be organized by the research subcommittee to motivate
training Haematologists on Haematology research.
I am thankful to the council and all my colleagues for
their unconditional support and help extended towards
all activities. Wish you all strength and courage in all
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Prof S.N.Wickramasinghe Research Grants
Prof. S.N.Wickramasinghe research fund is established to support
the funding of research related to haematology. Applicants are
encouraged to tackle research issues linked to laboratory and
clinical haematology prioritized by Sri Lanka College of
Haematologists and Ministry of Health.
Applications are now being accepted from the members of Sri
Lanka College of Haematologists for Prof S.N.Wickramasinghe
The grant limit is Rs. 500 000.00
The deadline to submit the application is 15th December 2016.
Guideline for provision of
Annual Academic Sessions