We have grown from 36 members in 2003 to 103 in 2016. With the expansion of the College, new activities have started - the continuous professional development program and introduction of sub-specialties such as child psychiatry and forensic psychiatry to name a few.
A decades old terrorist movement ended in 2009. With the return of peace, many psychiatrists have returned to Sri Lanka sacrificing the luxuries and benefits they received in the western countries. The main objective of the College in the coming years will be to empower our psychiatrists who now deployed throughout the island. While further strengthening the continuous professional development program, steps are being taken to provide robust infra-structure for them to deliver their services optimally. The College commencing at the constitutional level will expand with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka and other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Research will be another area that will be strengthened. We thank the WPA for their continuous support.
Dr Chthurie Suraweera