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 children in the district. The project was completed in a timely manner as this added an enormous benefit to the hospital and the region especially to deal with the current wave of the Covid 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka.

During the project, the isolation unit was upgraded to an appropriate Respiratory Isolation Unit and colourwashed the entire Pediatric Ward to ensure a child-friendly environment. The work was carried out by the maintenance unit staff members at DGH- Chilaw.

On behalf of APSL, we would like to thank Dr Sasitha Thenuwara, Medical Officer – Orthopedic and the maintenance staff at DGH- Chilaw for their kind coordination and dedication towards the project.

Before the upgrade 
















After the upgrade 


SLHC and APSL Research Symposium 2021 – Call for Abstracts

Preparations are  in place for the SLHC and APSL Research Symposium 2021 to be held on on 01st of September 2021. The event is jointly organised by APSL and the Sri Lankan High Commission in London.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester, UK, and a guest address will be delivered by Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

The deadline for abstract (300 words) submission is on 28th June.  Please use the web link for further information.

Report: APSL Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) – update June 2021

A report detailing  the APSL Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) including details of COVID 19 relief activities carried out utilising the funds collected can be downloaded from the link below.

We are still receiving requests from various rural hospitals in Sri Lanka for urgent medical supplies and therefore the executive committee has decided to continue with the current Virgin Money Giving and Facebook appeal to help those hospitals.

We kindly request you to share the ERF update and the donation links given below with your friends and contacts.

Virgin money giving – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=APSLEmergencyResponseFund

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/donate/2913248555669218/

Finally, we wish to thank you and we are grateful for your support given at this urgent time of need in helping to provide essential equipment to the hospitals and the food rations to the needy people in Sri Lanka.

Please click here to download the report.

APSL donates Pulse Oximeters and single bed mattresses to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle

We are pleased to inform that we have donated 20 Pulse Oximeters and 20 single bed mattresses to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle to help treat Covid patients within the region. These mattresses will be used for the establishment of their new 135 bed intermediate Covid 19 treatment centre constructed by Sri Lanka Army.

On behalf of APSL, Dr. Nishani Ubesekara – Deputy Director of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital handed over the items to Dr. Shelton Perera – Director, Dr Upeksha Liyanage  – Consultant Paediatrician, Chief Accountant, In charge of Stores and Surgical Pharmacists for wider distribution.

APSL wishes to thank Dr. Nishani Ubesekara, Dr Dilum Jayawickrama and Mr Shehan Fernando for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting the cause.


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, Development Finance Institutions, large MNCs and conglomerates, High Net Worth Individuals and other types of investors from across the world.

For more information, please visit: https://invest-srilanka.lk/ 

The main event brochure can be accessed via this link: SLIF2021-Brochure

SLASSCOM (IT/BPM industry) brochure can be accessed via this link: SLASSCOM-Sri-Lanka-Investor-Forum-2021-EFlyer

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 Sheran, Mr Sohan Siriwardhana and Mr. Duminda Madushan for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting the cause.




Vesak Festival Inauguration Ceremony at at the Sri Lanka High Commission

APSL was invited to attend the Vesak Festival Inauguration Ceremony which at the Sri Lanka High Commission on the 26th May 2021. Due to current Government guidelines a handful of attendees were present at this ceremony. In her welcome speech HE Mrs Saroja Sirisena the importance of Vesak to Sri Lankans and various celebrations that take place around the world. Other invited guests included MP for Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of the Foreign Office, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala,  Dr Chit Win, Minister Counsellor for Embassy for Myanmar. High Commission staff included Deputy High Commissioner Mr Samantha Pathirana, Dr Lakmini Mendis, Minister Commercial amongst many others
APSL was represented by Mr Thushara Madurasinghe, President. We wish to thank the Sri Lanka High Commission staff for organising the event and inviting APSL to attend. Invitees for the event were treated by a session of ‘Bhakthi Geetha’ and Sri Lankan cuisine served at the ‘Dansala’ hosted by staff of the High Commission.