About Us

About Peradeniya Medical Students Alumni Association-UK

About Us

pemsaa uk logoPeMSAA UK is the UK branch of The Peradeniya Medical Students Alumni Association. PeMSAA-UK was inaugurated in 2017 to reignite the passion and share in the memories of our time at Peradeniya Medical School. In accordance of our vision and mission we endeavour to bring together all the Alumni in the UK who are interested in the welfare of the Peradeniya Medical School to assist our Alma Mater.

We are eternally grateful to our School and the University of Peradeniya for laying strong foundations and nurturing us, to reach the positions we hold in the medical profession and in the society today. Now it is our turn to payback. The great Nelson Mandela famously said: “There is no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.” There are many ways to give back, from career and academic mentoring to volunteering time at alumni events, to simply attending academic and social events. We want to reach out and connect with you. Thank you for your support for the PeMSAA UK

  • To promote close relations between the faculty and its alumni in the UK
  • To provide financial support to the faculty and the students
  • To support the academic and research activities of the faculty
  • To support and enhance the welfare of the students
  • To exchange of information, professional expertise, and collaboration on mutually beneficial programs.

“To foster and promote welfare of the Peradeniya Medical Faculty by sharing knowledge , skills and sponsor it’s activities”


Total members: 90

Life Members: 60

Our Milestones

  • Dr Krish Radhakrishnan appointed as the Founder President PeMSAA-UK
  • Inaugural Ball with Prof. T Varagunam as the Chief Guest: 17 June 2017
  • First International Academic Conference 9 June 2018
  • Inauguration Professor Varagunam Memorial Lecture 9 June 2018
  • Residential hilarious activities 8 & 10 June 2018
  • Felicitations June 2018 o Prof. RG Panabokke, Professor of Pathology, and former Dean o Mr. N Ramachandran, Surgeon, Kandy o Dr. P Samarawickrama, Pharmacology o Prof. L Karaliedde, Anaesthesiology
  • International Scientific Eessions: Centre Parks
  • Annual Dance & AGM : Watford
  • Pinnacle of Higher Education in Sri Lanka Achieving International Recognition by a Sri Lankan university, the University of Peradeniya, has been ranked in the category of the 401-500 best universities in the World by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the year 2020. Detailed analysis of the ratings show that the University of Peradeniya is recognized as one of the best universities in Asia this time
  • PeMSAA-UK Webinar COVID-19: Current and Future Developments Welcome to an exciting Webinar on 29 August 2020 : A panel of internationally renowned speakers: Professor Malik Pieris - Hong Kong Dr. Gihan Hettiarachchi - UK Dr. Poomahal Kumar - Australia Professor Ram Swaminathan - UK Professor Nadarajah Sreeharan – UK
  • PeMSAA-UK Webinar : “Emerging technologies in the post-COVID healthcare” on 22nd of May 2021.. by Dr. Mahiben Maruthau and Dr. Thushan de Silva, on the “Prospects & Utility for Integrating Pathogen Genomics into Healthcare: Lessons from SARSCoV-2”.
  • PeMSAA-UK Webinar : Role of Microbiome in Health & Disease By Prof. Tim Spector Professor of Genetic Epidemiology Director, UK Twins Registry, King’s College, London on 18th September 2021
  • Spring 2022 Webinar on 26th February 2022 on “Updates on Cancer Care” Dr Abhijit Singh Gill: Dr Prasanna Sooriakumaran: Professor Kemal Deen: Dr Nirupa Murugesu
  • Spring Event: PeMSAA Social Event at Iver Village Hall on 5th of March.
    PeMSAA-UK Charity Walk, 7th August 2022,PeMSAA-UK organised this fund-raising event - Stepping Stone walk in Box Hill, Surrey
  • Autumn Delight Dinner Dance and AGM : 19th November 2022, Belfry Hotel, Birmingham

PeMSAA-UK Committee 2023-2026

Current PeMSAA-UK Executive Committee Members

PeMSAA-UK Committee

Our Contributions to the Faculty

Sponsorships & Welfare

  • PeMSAA-UK Studentships
  • 2nd MBBS book donations for needy students
  • Mentoring and Career guidance to those visiting UK for post MD Fellowships
  • Bursary Scheme for students/support for meals

Academic & Research

  • Fully subscribing for International Journal of Medicine & Surgery
  • Book donations to the Library
  • iPads for students
  • CME lectures to students and postgraduate trainees


  • PeMSAA-UK & Professor Panabokke Stethoscope award
  • PeMSAA-UK Academic awards to encourage Research Projects at grass root level

Our Activities

Social & Fundraising

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Dinner Dance
  • PeMSAA-Spring Walk
  • Spring delight fun event


  • Academic International Conference
  • Prof Varugunum memorial lecture
  • Academic Webinars

News & Media

  • Quartey News Letter
  • PeMSAA-UK Website
  • PeMSAA-UK Twitter


logoPeMSAA-UK is a nonprofit organisation based in the United Kingdom established by the alumni of the Peradeniya Medical School, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

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Contact Us

City Campus
Hucknall Road
United Kingdom
+44 1159 691169