Dear Members, Colleagues
It is with profound honor and privilege
that I assume the role of President of
the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka
for the year 2024. This esteemed
institution has been the bedrock of
pathology education, research, and
patient care, steadfastly contributing
to the advancement of our field.
As we celebrate the 49th
anniversary of the College, a year
preceding our golden jubilee, it is an
opportune moment to reflect on the rich
legacy and accomplishments that have
shaped us. This year's program of events
has been carefully crafted to pay homage
to this significant milestone in our
Sri Lanka faces
formidable challenges, with economic
constraints impacting the healthcare
sector and a noticeable brain drain
depleting our human resources. Despite
these obstacles, our duty remains
unwavering - to deliver the best
pathology services to our patients and
uphold the high standards we have
diligently achieved over the years.
In the coming months, the
College is dedicated to fostering
pathology education through various
initiatives, with the highlight being
the ICON 2024 - the ninth international
conference in collaboration with the Sri
Lankan British School of Pathology.
Scheduled for October 16-19, the
conference will focus on breast,
thyroid, and lymphoma pathology.
Additionally, our academic subcommittee
has planned numerous workshops and
webinars throughout the year to enhance
knowledge and skills within our
with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka
is pivotal in these challenging times.
Together, we aim to provide the best
possible pathology services across the
entire island, ensuring that our efforts
remain resilient in the face of crisis.
I extend a warm
invitation to all - members, healthcare
professionals, and stakeholders - to
join hands with the College of
Pathologists of Sri Lanka. Let us
collectively strive to achieve the goals
set for the year and ensure that every
patient in Sri Lanka benefits from our
unwavering commitment to excellence.
Thank you, and may our work continue to
bring healing and hope to those in need.
President, College of Pathologists
of Sri Lanka, 2024