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.
 

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 hospital.

We have donated:

  • 14 units High Concentration Oxygen Masks with reservoir bags
  • 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 overnight sterilize due to the supply shortage)
  • 15 units of Pulse Oximeters

APSL wishes to thank Dr. Suranga Ubeysekara, Mr Amal Nawarathna, Mr Manjula Liyanage, Mr Sheran and Mr Sohan for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting the cause.

 

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 the cause.

 

 

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 overnight sterilize due to the supply shortage)

2.      500 units of Medi Care Reusable KN95 5-Ply Respirator masks for patients (including Cancer patients as they had few positive cases among the inward leukaemia patients, so this was a very timely donation for them)

APSL wishes to thank Dr. Mahasen Neththikumara , Mr Sheran, Mr Shohan from Shield Medical for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting the cause.

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 handed over to the Dr D.G.Malinton Costa – Director of Base Hospital Kanthale, Dr Tharaka – Anastatic Consultant, Dr Nilakshani Madurapperuma – Paediatric Consultant by Mr. Dhaminda Kumaranayaka – Bio Medical Engineering Team, behalf of APSL.
APSL wishes to thank Mr. Sanjeewa Rathaweera and Mr. Dhaminda Kumaranayaka for their dedication, commitment and kind coordination and all our donors for supporting the cause.

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 silence to remember those who lost their lives to the COVID19 Pandemic. The first session of the meeting began with the welcome address by the APSL President Dr. Mahesh Silva, followed by minutes of the previous AGM, the General Secretary’s annual report for 2020-2021 by Mrs. Gayani Senaratne, Treasurer’s statement of accounts by Miss. Buddhini Liyanage and Election of Office bearers by Presiding Officer Rohan De Alwis.
The elected officers for 2021/22 are as follows:
President: Mr. Thushara Madurasinghe
General Secretary: Mrs. Gayani Senaratne
Vice Presidents: Dr. Mohan Siriwardena, Dr. Leshan Uggalla, Mr. Tariq Salih
Treasurer: Miss. Buddhini Liyanage
Membership Secretary: Ms. Gowri Dep
Executive committee: 
Prof Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Mr. Leslie Dep
Mr. Gihantha Jayasinghe
Dr. Dilrini De Silva
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy
Dr. Marc Dissanayake
Mr. Sudantha De Silva
Dr. Anuradha Samarasinghe
Mr. Suraj Wijendra
Mr. Rohan De Alwis
Mrs. Paola Bethmage
Dr. Dulini Fernando
Mr. Meril Fernando
Dr. Mahesh De Silva (IPP)
Prof IM Dharmadasa
Prof Terrance Fernando
Mr. Sanjaya Kodituwakku
The final session of the day was a webinar on “A route to a sustainable future in Sri Lanka through renewable energy” by Prof. Ravi Silva.

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, Director, Advanced Technology Institute and Director, Nano-Electronics Centre at University of Surrey, UK. Fellowships with the Royal Society of Arts, Royal Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka. President’s Award from the Government of Sri Lanka for contributions to Science and Society, and CBE (Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021) for services to Science, Education and Research.
Please register in advance using the link below.