Sri Lanka Nurses Association, the only professional organization exists for nurses in Sri Lanka, was established in 1943 as ‘Sri Lanka Trained Nurses Association’ by an English ward sister Ms. L.M. De Silva with 39 members. Ms. L.M. de Silva was the first president, and ward sister Ms. L.S. Jayasinghe was the first secretary of this professional association. The general purpose of establishing this professional body was to contribute to the advancement of nursing profession in Sri Lanka and to draw attention of the public towards this compassionate service.

One contributory factor in increasing the membership in this association was awarding the membership to nurses who graduated from School of Nursing, Colombo which was established in 1939. When Ms. M.A. Jenuideen became the president, she represented the association at a of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) held at Stockhome in Sweden in 1949 and obtained the partial membership to the association in ICN. By this time the name of this organization was changed as ‘Ceylon Nurses Association’ (CNA.

In 1953, CNA obtained the fully pledged membership of ICN at ICN conference held at Saint Paul in Brazil. As a result of this historical event, members of CAN had the opportunity to productively attend the ICN conferences held, in Rome (1957), in Frankfurt (1965) and Montrial, Canada (1969).

In 1960s, CNA was named as ‘Sri Lanka Nurses Association’ (SLNA) in accordance with the language policy of the government. In 1973, SLNA, strengthening its international relations with many organizations, obtained the membership in Commonwealth Nurses’ Federation (CNF ). Today, SLNA representing the interests of all professional nurses in Sri Lanka, continues to be the representative for ICN and CNF. Sri Lanka Nursing Association, from its inception, has been working towards the enhancement of professionalism in nursing and dedicated to the promotion of standards of nursing services.

Executive Committee 2016 / 1017

PRESIDENT
Mr.W.A.Keerthirathne RN,BScN,PGDDE

Email: wanasekarak@yahoo.com
Te: Res: 011-2561029
Mobile:0718081373
Office:0342221078

SECRETARY
Dr.S.P.Warnakulasooriya RN,BScN.PhD

Email: ashara96@yahoo.com
Tel:Res:011-2578778
Mobile:0715406688
Office:

TRESURER
Ms. Yasanthi Hettiarachchi RN,RM

Email: sgnoyasanthilrh@gail.com
Tel –office :0112693711
Mobile:0713261293

VICE PRESIDENT (Education)
Ms .A.M.A.Abeynayake RN,RM,BScN,MScN

Email: asokabey@yahoo.com
Tel:Res:
Mobile:0718331898
Office:011-2693662

VICE PRESIDENT (Public Health)
Ms. Amara Chandraseeli RN,RM,BScN

Tel:0112619410
Mobile:0774082234
E-mai:

VICE PRESIDENT (Hospital Service)
Ms.R.A.D.C.Karunaratne RN,RM,BScN,MScN

Email: depkaru@yahoo.com
Mobile:0773456545
Office:0112682153

ASST. SECRETARY-1
Ms. Sujatha Edirisinghe RN,RM

Tel:0112686828
Mo.bile:0718158570

ASST. SECRETARY-2
Mr.D.M.Wimalarathne RN,BScN,MSc

Email: wimaldisa11@gmail.com
Tel:0112568961
Mobile:0771545296
Office:0112694177

ASST. TRESURER
Mr.T.R.J.Talagala RN,BScN,MSc

Email: talagalasenaka@yahoo.com
Tel:
Mobile:0714443979
Office:0112694177

Librarian
Ms Theja Karunarathne RN,RM

Email:
Tel:0717851463