President's Message

Dear Members of the College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka (CCPSL),

As we embark on the journey of 2024, I am honoured to serve as the President of our distinguished college, leading a community of devoted professionals dedicated to advancing diagnostic medicine.

Our commitment to delivering superior chemical pathology services remains steadfast despite economic constraints and the challenges posed by a noticeable brain drain in our healthcare sector. Upholding the high standards of excellence achieved over the years becomes even more pivotal in the face of adversity.


In the domain of laboratory medicine, we grapple with challenges that extend beyond our immediate discipline. The perception of laboratory medicine as a mere service provider, rather than a catalyst for optimal healthcare, presents unique issues. Clinical laboratories are tasked with expanding responsibilities for service provision and patient safety, all within the constraints of decreasing budgets.

In these challenging times, the need for professional leadership becomes paramount. It is our collective responsibility to chart strategies for elevating the critical role of laboratory medicine in patient care. The challenges we encounter also serve as opportunities for innovation and adaptation. As Chemical Pathologists, we possess the expertise to lead the way in shaping the development of laboratory medicine, ultimately improving patient outcomes and optimizing the utilization of healthcare resources.

Looking ahead, our focus for the coming year will be on enhancing education through regional workshops in every province, equipping our healthcare professionals with the latest knowledge and skills. Exploring collaborations with international organizations and experts will broaden our horizons and deepen our understanding of the field.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing President and the council for their dedicated service over the past year. I am eager to build upon their achievements and work collaboratively to achieve our collective goals. I reaffirm my unwavering commitment to serving the college and the field of Chemical Pathology with dedication, integrity, and passion.

To all members, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders, I extend a warm invitation to join hands with the College of Chemical 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.


Dr Thushara Hewageegana
President, College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka - 2024



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