• Annual General Meeting - 2020

  • Emergency Relief Fund: Dry Rations Distribution

  • Emergency Relief Fund: Hospital Supplies Donations

  • APSL Scholarship Scheme

  • APSL Student Event

  • Ask the Expert Series

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Relief

  • Networking Events

  • We Sri Lanka

  • Solar Villages

The Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK

                       Established in 2004, APSL is an association open to all Sri Lankans in the UK, irrespective of their ethnicity, creed or political affiliation. Our aim is to promote unity and professionalism among the Sri Lankans, foster good will and cultural relations in the UK, as well as support relief and development activities in Sri Lanka.

SLHC and APSL Research Symposium 2021

“SLHC and APSL Research Symposium 2021”, jointly organised by the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK and the High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom will be held on 1st September 2021 from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester, […]

APSL donated 200 Non Rebreather Masks (NRB) and 5ply KN 95 respirator masks to Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowilla

We are pleased to inform you that we have donated much needed Non-Rebreather Masks (NRB) and 5ply KN 95 Respirator Masks to Colombo South Teaching Hospital (CSTH), Kalubowilla, to help treat the increased number of Covid patients within the region. These items will be dispatch to treat covid patients within the hospital premises and associated […]

APSL We Sri Lanka Webinar: Motivating young people to nurture inclusivity, and sustain racial and religious harmony in Sri Lanka.’

The next APSL We Sri Lanka Webinar featuring Prashan De Visser, President and Founder of Sri Lanka Unites and Global Unites will be held from 2-3pm on Saturday , 14th August, 2021. The topic for the presentation will be ‘Motivating young people to nurture inclusivity, and sustain racial and religious harmony in Sri Lanka.’ A Q&A […]

APSL – Florence De Silva Fund: Expansion of the Isolation unit and colour-wash of the Pediatric ward at the District General Hospital, Chilaw

We are pleased to inform that we have managed to complete the expansion of the isolation unit and colour wash of the Pediatrics Ward at the District General Hospital, Chilaw through APSL – Florence De Silva Fund.  Chilaw Hospital is the largest Hospital in the Puttalam district and provides services to a large number of […]

Invest Sri Lanka 2021 – 07th – 09th June 2021 (Virtual Event)

Invest Sri Lanka 2021 is a 3-day virtual event, jointly organized by the Board of Investment (apex investment promotion organisation of Sri Lanka), The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (Premier business chamber in Sri Lanka) and the Colombo Stock Exchange. The event intends to attract direct and portfolio investors including sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, […]

APSL donates 3M N 95 Health Care Particulate Respirator masks to Theldeniya Hospital, Kandy

We are pleased to inform that we have donated 150 much needed 3M N 95 Health Care Particulate Respirator masks to the medical staff, including ICU, at Theldeniya Hospital, Kandy which is the dedicated Covid 19 treatment facility for patients in Kandy and nearby districts. APSL wishes to thank Dr. Ashini Rathnayaka, Mr Amal Nawarathna, Mr […]

APSL donated High Concentration Oxygen Masks, 3M N95 Health Care Particulate Respirator masks and Pulse Oximeters to District General Hospital Hambanthota

We are pleased to inform that we have donated much needed High Concentration Oxygen Masks reservoir bags, Pulse Oximeters and 3M N 95 Particulate respirator masks to District General Hospital Hambanthota, which is the largest Covid treatment Centre in Southern province of Sri Lanka and the 2nd largest after IDH and the associated intermediate centres manged by the […]

APSL donated pulse oximeters to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Chilaw District General Hospital, Chilaw

We are pleased to inform that we have donated 20 pulse oximeters to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and the other Covid intermediate care centres managed by the Chilaw District General Hospital. APSL wishes to thank Dr. Sasitha Thenuwara, Mr Amal Nawarathna and Mr Manjula Liyanage for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting […]

APSL donated 3M N95 masks and KN95 5-Ply respirator Mask to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura to help fight Covid-19

We are pleased to inform that we have managed to deliver 3M N95 masks for Medical staff and KN95 5-Ply respirator masks for patients at Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. We have donated: 1.      100 units of 3M N 95 Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Masks for Medical staff – Reusable (Not designed to reuse but currently reusing them after […]

APSL donates PA systems and Water dispensers to Kanthale Base Hospital, Trincomalee through APSL-ERF to help Covid-19 patients

We are pleased to inform that we have successfully donated 4 Public Announcement(PA) systems and 3 water dispensers to the Kanthale Base Hospital in Trincomalee. This was fully funded from the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The items were […]

17th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL) was held via Zoom on the 15th May 2021. The Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Samantha Pathirana, APSL members, well-wishers, and other distinguished guests were amongst those who attended. The AGM started by observing 2 minutes of […]

We Sri Lanka Webinar – “A Route to a Sustainable Future in Sri Lanka through Renewable Energy”

“A Route to a Sustainable Future in Sri Lanka through Renewable Energy” The second webinar of the We Sri Lanka Webinar Series focused on sustainable development in Sri Lanka will be delivered by Prof. Ravi Silva, CBE, an eminent professor in the UK. Brief bio of the Speaker Distinguished Professor, Professor of Solid State Electronics, […]

APSL 17th Annual General Meeting – Saturday 15th May at 2.30pm via Zoom

APSL 17th AGM will be held on Saturday 15th May at 2.30pm via Zoom. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Ravi Silva, CBE following the AGM proceedings. Please register in advance using the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-ihrjgvHtWRPleF50lM4c8txQIxN85s?fbclid=IwAR3XLiq3RLttuzGbVSY-3QUBtAdZl7Wv6LzJnO3E0UpwqYHcpLPbjtPSqZk

APSL – Florence De Silva Fund: school essentials for children in North Central province of Sri Lanka

APSL – Florence De Silva Fund in collaboration with Anuradhapura Kidney Protection Foundation, to the children in North Central province of Sri Lanka, whose both or single parents are on lifelong haemodialysis treatment for end stage renal failure. We have provided shoes and school bags for 25 children and school essential for 211 children. These […]

APSL ‘Living in the UK’ Discussion Series: Sri Lankan Religious Festivals & their significance

The Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK in collaboration with the Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy will be conducting the next discussion of the ‘Living in the UK/Sri Lankan Cultural Values’ series on Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5pm – 6.45pm via Zoom. Panel Discussion moderated by Mr. Rohan De Alwis – (Past President) […]

APSL WE SRI LANKA webinar with George R Willy

APSL We Sri Lanka has now launched a new webinar series.  The inaugural webinar was held on Sat, 30th January, featuring eminent US lawyer George R Willy, titled ‘An Anatomy of a Sri Lankan Reconciliation’. George has advised the Clinton and Obama administrations on immigration law in relation to South Asia. He is a TV and […]

Happy New Year

Dear all, This year was another highly productive year for APSL despite many challenges. We continued to grow the initiatives from last year and improved our community engagement both in the UK and Sri Lanka. The Scholarship Scheme, one of the most successful programmes of APSL marked its 5th Anniversary in 2019 and currently supporting […]

Mrs. Shiranee Joseph De Saram

It is with great sadness that APSL announce the death of one of our former Vice Presidents and Executive Committee Member, Mrs. Shiranee Joseph De Saram, on 16 December 2020. She was a Specialist Speech Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in Sri Lanka and in the UK. She served as a Specialist […]

APSL Florence De Silva Fund – Donation to Maliyadhdha Primary School, Udupussellawa

APSL donated library furniture, books, musical instruments and sports equipment to Maliyadhdha Primary School, Meepanawa, Udupussellawa through the Florence De Silva Fund. On behalf of APSL, we would like to thank Dr Kaveesha Gunathilaka, Medical officer in charge, Primary care unit, Rupha, Nuwaraeliya for her kind coordination and dedication towards the project.  

Launch of the SLASSCOM Global Referral Program – Thursday 29th October at 17:00PM UK time

Sri Lanka High Commission in London with the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL UK) and Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies ( SLASSCOM Sri Lanka ) proudly presents the webinar ‘The Launch of the SLASSCOM Global Referral Program’. This webinar will give you a valuable opportunity to start earning rich rewards by […]

APSL 16th Annual General Meeting

The 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL), was held on Saturday 30th May 2020. Due to the Covid-19 safety measures this year’s meeting was held online using the Zoom video conferencing facility. Her Excellency Mrs Saroja Sirisena, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom, […]

APSL concludes its Covid-19 emergency relief activities in Sri Lanka by providing assistance to 1650 families and 9 key Hospitals

APSL launched the Emergency Relief Fund on 25th March 2020 to support needy families and hospitals in Sri Lanka affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This week we completed the programme having provided Rs. 3.2 million worth of assistance to 1650 families and nine key Hospitals. During 1st and 2nd phases of the programme, APSL helped 165 […]

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donate 300 KN-95 respirator Masks to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, Mahargama

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donated 300 KN-95 respirator Masks to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, Mahargama. This was jointly funded by Hela Sarana and the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The PPE respirator masks were handed over to […]

APSL Webinar: Post COVID-19 Economic Vision for Sri Lanka – Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 5pm

APSL Webinar: Post COVID-19 Economic Vision for Sri Lanka will be held on  Saturday 23rd May at 5pm, and delivered by Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, former Governor of Central Bank, Sri Lanka and moderated by the APSL President Dr. Mahesh de Silva. Dr. Coomaraswamy chaired the Pathfinder Foundation Study Group comprised 19 leading academics and private […]

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donate 300 KN 95 respirator masks to the Sri Lanka Navy General Hospital, Welisara

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donated 300 KN 95 respirator masks to the Sri Lanka Navy General Hospital, Welisara. This was jointly funded by Hela Sarana and the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The PPE respirator masks were […]

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donate 100 KN 95 respirator Masks to the Chilaw District General Hospital

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donated 100 KN 95 respirator Masks to the Chilaw District General Hospital. This was jointly funded by Hela Sarana and the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The PPE respirator masks were handed over […]

APSL and Hela Sarana donates 200 KN 95 respirator masks to the Sri Lanka Police Hospital, Narahenpita

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donated 200 KN 95 respirator masks to the Sri Lanka Police Hospital, Narahenpita. This was jointly funded by Hela Sarana and the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The PPE respirator masks were handed […]

APSL and Hela Sarana donates 300 KN 95 respirator Masks to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Colombo (aka the IDH)

APSL in collaboration with Hela Sarana donated 300 KN 95 respirator Masks to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Colombo (aka the IDH). This was jointly funded by Hela Sarana and the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL-ERF). The PPE […]

Webinar invitation: Mindfulness in Difficult Times – Saturday 25th April at 4pm

APSL intends to support the members and Sri Lankans in the UK affected during these difficult times in numerous ways.  As part of these initiatives, APSL is organising a webinar series to provide help and advice on a range of topics. The second webinar in the series: ‘Mindfulness in Difficult Times’ will be held on Saturday 25th April […]

APSL Emergency Response Fund expands its relief distribution activities in Sri Lanka by providing assistance to 1305 families and three major Hospitals

The Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (‘’APSL’’) (UK Registered Charity No: 1145786) launched an Emergency Relief Fund (“ERF”) on 24th March 2020 to support vulnerable people & deserving families in Sri Lanka as they started to face many hardships due to the current Corona (Covid-19) pandemic.  As the pandemic continues globally, we […]

Corona Pandemic: APSL donates a washing machine to the Dengue High Dependency unit at Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila)

APSL donated a much needed washing machine to the Dengue High Dependency Unit to clean up the protective clothing used on daily basis by the medical staff who are facing a crisis situation due to COVID 19 pandemic. This was fully funded from the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL -ERF). The washing machine was handed over to the Director of Colombo South […]

Corona Pandemic: APSL donates 100 N95 Respirators to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle

APSL donated 100 N95 Respirators to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle to help manage Covid 19 patients. Karapitiya Teaching Hospital is the regional centre for diagnosing and managing COVID-19 suspected patients. This was funded from the kind donations of Sri Lankans living in the UK and around the world through the APSL- Emergency Response Fund (APSL […]

Season’s Greetings

  2019 was another highly productive year for APSL. We celebrated our 15th Anniversary and continued to serve the Sri Lankan community both in the UK and Sri Lanka through our highly successful projects and events. In the UK we continued the ‘Living in the UK’ discussion series for Sri Lankan children and ‘Young Professionals […]

APSL 15th Anniversary Ball

APSL 15th Anniversary Ball was held on Saturday 16th November 2019, at Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel. A wonderful evening packed with live music by Sky High, traditional and fusion dances by Dilini Seneviratne and troupe, performance by Osandi Kodagoda, Dutch auction and raffle draw with exciting prizes.  

15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 11th May 2019

The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL), was held on Saturday 11th May 2019 at Grange City Hotel, Cooper’s Row, London, EC3N 2BQ. Her Excellency Ms Manisha Gunasekara, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom, who is also the patron of the association […]

A huge thanks to Cardiff Sri Lankan Community

The Sri Lankan community in Cardiff, South Wales, got together on 25th November 2017 at Lisvane Memorial Hall, Heol-Y-Delyn, Lisvane, Cardiff, with the heartful intention of raising funds for our APSL cancer relief fund. This was a very well-organized event with delicious food, good music, great company and above all for a great cause. More […]

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