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.

Our Vision

A peaceful, just and prosperous Sri Lanka where all her:

  • Citizens live with dignity in harmony with one another, where diversity is valued and celebrated,
  • Supported by those ahead of them, children realise their true potential,
  • Natural beauty and cultural heritage is enjoyed by the current generations and cherished and nurtured for the benefit of future generations, and
  • Professionals renowned for their knowledge, skills and hard work; make their mark on the world stage.

Our Mission

To foster unity and professionalism among the Sri Lankans in the UK, and harness their talent for the development of Sri Lanka.

To project a positive image of Sri Lanka in the UK, and promote cultural relations.

Our Values

We see diversity as a strength, regard family, community, religion and culture as the cornerstones and education and hard-work as the building blocks of success. We endeavour to uphold our reputation for honesty, generosity and professionalism in everything we do.

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 thank 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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