Message from the President

 



Message from the President, SAARC Psychiatric Federation

 


 
 

I take great pleasure in inviting you to the 15th International Congress of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation(SPF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. SPF has progressed in leaps and bounds and is a tight knit family of all the countries in the region, sharing expertise and best practices in Psychiatry in the South Asian region.

This year in particular, we will have a vibrant gathering of all the Psychiatrists from the region to celebrate our unity and single mindedness of purpose to improve the mental health of the region as per our theme  'Ensuring Quality Mental Health care in South Asia'.

We welcome you all warmly to be a part of this great international gathering amidst true south Asian hospitality and scientific deliberation. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed!

With best wishes.

Prof Shehan Williams (MD, FRCPsych)
President
SAARC Psychiatric Federation






Message from the President, SAARC Psychiatric Federation

 


 

I take great pleasure in inviting you to the 15th International Congress of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation(SPF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. SPF has progressed in leaps and bounds and is a tight knit family of all the countries in the region, sharing expertise and best practices in Psychiatry in the South Asian region.

This year in particular, we will have a vibrant gathering of all the Psychiatrists from the region to celebrate our unity and single mindedness of purpose to improve the mental health of the region as per our theme  'Ensuring Quality Mental Health care in South Asia'.

We welcome you all warmly to be a part of this great international gathering amidst true south Asian hospitality and scientific deliberation. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed!

With best wishes.

Prof Shehan Williams (MD, FRCPsych)
President
SAARC Psychiatric Federation




Message from the President

 



Message from the President, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists

 

 
 

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the 21st annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. This will be held from the 25th to 29th of July 2024 in Colombo. The theme of the conference will be ensuring quality health care in South Asia and it will be held in collaboration with the SAARC Psychiatric Federation.

We have an excellent academic programme and will include distinguished speakers from UK, Australia, Canada and the South Asian region. Dr Lade Smith, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK will be attending as the chief guest.

In addition, we hope that you will make use of this opportunity to explore our beautiful island. Our travel partner has arranged an exciting range of outings to different parts of the country which includes beaches, hill country as well as cultural heritage sites.


Dr Sajeewana Amarasinghe
President,
Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists






Message from the President, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists

 


 

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the 21st annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. This will be held from the 25th to 29th of July 2024 in Colombo. The theme of the conference will be ensuring quality health care in South Asia and it will be held in collaboration with the SAARC Psychiatric Federation.

We have an excellent academic programme and will include distinguished speakers from UK, Australia, Canada and the South Asian region. Dr Lade Smith, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK will be attending as the chief guest.

In addition, we hope that you will make use of this opportunity to explore our beautiful island. Our travel partner has arranged an exciting range of outings to different parts of the country which includes beaches, hill country as well as cultural heritage sites.


Dr Sajeewana Amarasinghe
President,
Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists




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SRI LANKA - A LAND LIKE NO OTHER



 

Sri Lanka, an island nation in South Asia, boasts a rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty. With a history stretching back thousands of years, it has been shaped by diverse influences, including Indian, Arab, European, and Southeast Asian. The country is famed for its stunning landscapes, from lush tea plantations to golden beaches fringed by palm trees.

The Cultural Triangle is found on Sri Lanka's central plains and encompasses Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla and are filled with archaeological wonders. It is here that the country's kings gave rise to a great civilization based on agriculture and Buddhism.

The island's biodiversity is equally remarkable, with numerous national parks offering glimpses of elephants, leopards, and exotic bird species. The hill country, with its cool climate and scenic vistas, provides a refreshing escape from the tropical heat.

Sri Lankan cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, featuring spicy curries, seafood delicacies, and tropical fruits. The warmth and hospitality of its people add to the allure of this enchanting destination, making Sri Lanka a must-visit for travelers seeking adventure, history, and relaxation.