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The SRI LANKA MEDICAL COUNCIL is a statutory body established for the purpose of protecting health care seekers by ensuring the maintenance of academic and professional standards, discipline and ethical practice by health professionals who are registered with it.
As presently constituted the Council has representation from medical faculties of the state universities as well as from professionals in the state and private sector.
It is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal.

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PREPARATORY COURSE IN COMMUNITY MEDICINE FOR ERPM CANDIDATES - 2015 THE RESULTS OF THE ERPM PARTS A & D HELD IN MAY 2015 ARE PUBLISHED ERPM PARTS B & C - JULY/AUGUST 2015 -CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS NOTICE TO MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, DENTISTS AND PERSONS ENTITLED TO PRACTISE MEDICINE AND SURGERY WHOSE RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION WAS DUE ON 1 JANUARY 2015 Weekend course on surgery clinicals will be conducted by the College of Surgeonsfor ERPM Candidates

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL COUNCIL

The Sri Lanka Medical Council? was established by the Medical (Amendment) Act No. 40 of 1998 when the title was substituted for the Ceylon Medical Council?. The Ceylon Medical Council (CMC) was established by the Medical Council Ordinance No. 24 of 1924. The first meeting of the CMC was held on 22nd June 1925 at 3.00 p.m. in the Colombo Medical Library, chaired by the first president, Dr. N. Duncan Walker. The other members of the Council were Doctors J.S.R. Gunawardana, R. Pestonjee, E.A. Cooray, J.O.B. Van Langenburg, Lucian De Zilva, H.M. Peiris, P.J. Chissel, Frank Gunasekera and G. Thornton. At this meeting, Dr. Lucian De Zilva was elected the Vice President and Prof. F.O.B. Ellison, the Registrar. Council meetings were held in the medical library up to January 1930 when meetings were held in the Board Room of the Medical College. The clerical and secretarial work of the Council was carried out by the staff of the Medical College until an office room was provided in the administrative block of the medical faculty in 1968. An office assistant and a peon were recruited with a part-time clerk.read more

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