Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists

The Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists is a gathering of all the qualified respiratory physicians and thoracic surgeons who work in Sri Lanka. Its purpose is to keep abreast with the most advanced developments in respiratory medicine and help to disseminate expertise in the field of respiratory medicine throughout the country. It also aims to encourage young doctors to take up the field of respiratory medicine in specialization.

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Dr Ravini De Silva Karunathilake
Consultant Respiratory Physician

The President’s Message

It is a great privilege and an honor to address you as the president of the Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists for the year 2022 - 2023.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all members of the Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists for placing their trust and confidence in electing me as the president of this institution. I would also like to thank the immediate past President Dr. Geethal Perera and his council and all other past presidents for their contribution to the college and its membership.

I think it is reasonable to say that the pandemic has posed the greatest medical challenge witnessed in our lifetime. It unleashed a worldwide health crisis that impacted our profession in ways none of us could have previously imagined. It has undoubtedly put to test our healthcare standards and the socio-economic well-being of our country. We gratefully acknowledge our members and colleagues; as front-liners who rose to the occasion to care for those afflicted with COVID-19 with such bold selflessness.

As we navigate into post-COVID era, we will take with us the lessons from the past two years adding new perspective and insight to address novel challenges head-on, while honing our approach towards all respiratory diseases including common problems like Respiratory Infections, Asthma and COPD.

During my tenure as president, the enthusiastic new council and myself hope to take necessary steps to further improve on holistic care for patients with respiratory diseases, strengthen the nationwide service, provide advocacy for respiratory medicine amongst all stakeholders and to strengthen our global affiliations.

I look forward to the support and cooperation of all members as we herald a new era of our services as a college to the academia, to our patients, and the general public.


“To be recognized locally and globally as the leaders in promoting quality patient care, advocacy, education and career fulfilment in respiratory medicine in Sri Lanka “


To our patients

We commit to sustain an island wide service by establishing respiratory units in keeping with novel technologies and expertise and provide multidisciplinary care to yield the best outcomes to our patients with lung diseases.

To our trainees

We provide our post graduate trainees in respiratory medicine a conducive environment to become competent respiratory physicians through academic and clinical learning. To stimulate professional growth through scientific curiosity to champion the excellence in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with pulmonary diseases;

To our allies

We influence other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health on policy and decision-making process and cooperate with multiple administrative bodies to address the national burden of lung disease. We collaborate with individuals and organisations local and international alike who share our vision in respiratory care

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+94 11 267 8201