Message from the President of College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka
Dr. Ajantha Perera
The Faculty of Critical Care Medicine of the College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka is the primary institution responsible for education, training and raising standards of Critical Care, with contribution from multidisciplinary representatives of the College of Surgeons, Microbiology, Haematology, Radiology and Physicians.
The history of Critical Care in Sri Lanka dates back to 1968 when Dr A.T.W.P. Jayawardane, the Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardio Thoracic Unit initiated the Surgical Intensive Care Unit ( SICU) at the then, General Hospital Colombo.
Message from the Head of Faculty of Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Shirani Hapuarachchi
The faculty of critical care medicine of the College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka was established in 2010 due to the rapid development of the specialty in Sri Lanka. With the expansion of the number of ICUs in the country it became necessary to increase the specialization in the field. The Board of study in Anesthesiology started a post MD programme for the postgraduate trainees in Anaesthesiology and medicine with a 2 year training in the United kingdom in addition to the two year post MD training in Sri Lanka. We now have 19 postgraduate trainees in training.