About Us

The perinatal society was established in 2001 from small beginnings at the Family Health Bureau. Professor Indrajee Amarasinghe was the founder president. Membership is unique as it includes obstetricians, neonatologists, paediatricians with an interest in neonatology and community physicians.

The objectives of the society are promoting maternal, fetal and neonatal well being, advancing the theory and practice of perinatology, encouraging training and research, providing expert advice to government and other bodies on matters pertaining to perinatology. Further to maintain liaison with other organizations of professionals involved in perinatology both in Sri Lanka and internationally.

The presidency of this society rotates yearly through obstetricians, paediatricians and community physicians. Presently there are nearly 200 life members. The society is based out of the office of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

A newsletter has been in progress for many years and now from August 2016 we have a website of our own.

List of Past Presidents


Prof. W.I. Amarasinghe
2001/2003


Dr. Maxi Fernandopulle
2003/2004


Prof. Jayantha Jayawardena
2004/2005


Dr. Vineetha Karunaratne
2005/2006


Dr. Devika Suriyawansa
2006/2007


Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena
2007/2008


Dr. Anoma Jayathilake
2008/2009


Dr. Sri lal de Silva
2009/2010


Dr. Chithramalee de Silva
2010/2011


Prof. Hemantha Senanayake
2011/2012


Dr. Ramya de Silva
2012/2013


Dr. Dhammica Rowel
2013/2014


Prof. Athula Kaluarachchi
2014/2015


Prof. Dulanie Gunasekera
2015/2016


Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
2016/2017