President's Message

Message from PeMSAA-UK President (2023-2023) - Dr Ashan Gunarathne

I feel a great sense of privilege to be elected as the PeMSAA-UK’s third president to serve this prestigious organisation for the next three years. I was fortunate to have received a free education from Sri Lanka, in particular, free medical education and training, hence I am in debt to our motherland and the University of Peradeniya. This is one of the main reasons, that I joined PeMSAA-UK, so I could utilise this distinguished institution as a platform whereby I can give something back to Sri Lanka.
I’m confident and determined, that I can continue to deliver the splendid work initiated by my predecessors. In alignment with the PemSAA-UK constitution and policies, my vision is to foster and promote the welfare of the Peradeniya Medical Faculty by providing financial aid, supporting academic and research activities and also by sharing professional expertise. I am pleased to see that our partnership with PeMSAA and the faculty has grown from strength to strength in recent years. This has truly paved the way for us to do more collaborative projects in order to benefit undergraduate as well as the postgraduate trainees.
Dear Peradeniya Alumni , Please join hands with us, as a group; working together we can reach greater heights of success.

Dr Padma Samarawickrama MBBS MRCP (UK) 1963 Batch

Dr Ashan Gunarathne
President - PeMSAA-UK (Batch:1995-96)


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