Sri Lanka Medical Association says composition of Medical Council needs revision

Aug 08, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) has asked the Health Ministry to set up a committee to review the Medical Ordinance with a specific focus on the composition of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

Releasing a media release, the association said they are willing to provide a facilitator forum to the functioning of the proposed Committee.

“While self-regulation of professionals through regulatory professional bodies is most desirable such self-regulation should not be in the self-interest of the professionals but should be in the interest of the general public and the healthcare system,”

“In this context, the SLMA is of the view that the composition of the SLMC needs revision to protect the interest of the Sri Lankan public while preserving professional self-regulation and the efficiency of the healthcare system.”

Sri Lanka Medical Association is the apex professional medical association representing all grades of doctors in both the state and the private sector in Sri Lanka.

The statement came in the backdrop of Sri Lanka Medical Council Chairman, Professor Colvin Gunaratne’s resignation citing his inability to protect the people of the country through the current composition of Medical Council.

Press Release