World Hand Hygiene Day

5 May 2023

Invitation to submit contributions to be published in the Annual Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2023

The 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions
of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists
is scheduled to be held from
23rd to 25th of August 2023.

The Annual Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists will be published to coincide with the sessions.

The aims of the bulletin are to,

  • Encourage the membership to conduct and publish good-quality research
  • To support and improve the practice of microbiology in Sri Lanka
  • To share experiences to enrich and upgrade professional standards.

The editorial board of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists invites the membership to send their contributions to the SLCM Bulletin for 2023, to be published in August, which can be - 

  • Review articles 
  • Research (original) articles
  • Case reports
  • Abstracts of presentations to be made at Annual Scientific Sessions
  • Photo quiz

All manuscripts will be subjected to review before acceptance. Therefore, all authors will have to adhere to the uniform format before sending the manuscripts for review.

A panel of reviewers shall be appointed by the editorial board to represent each specialty and each manuscript will be sent to 2 reviewers.

More details on the types of contributions and the format that should be followed can be found in the following documents attached.

Please send your articles only as an electronic version following the “Guidelines for submission–2023” to slcmicrobio@gmail.com

Your email should be marked for the attention of the Editor, SLCM, and the manuscript should be attached to the email as a Microsoft Word document along with the Cover letter, Checklist, and Title page. 

In addition, a hard copy of the signed Cover letter should be submitted to the College Office.

They should reach the college office on or before 15th March 2023. 


Thank you
Dr. Roshan Jayasuriya / Prof. Lakmini Wijesooriya
Co-Editors of SLCM 2023

Dr.Rohini Wadanamby3

Message from the President 2022/2023

Dr. Rohini Wadanamby

Dear teachers, colleagues and the current and future microbiologists, I humbly appreciate and accept this well reputed and regarded title, the president of the SLCM for the year 2022 to 2023.
I am moved to recall, while mentioning that the words are inadequate to express our gratitude to founders and those who upgrade this professional college up to this level from it’s inception in 1969.

Having said that I would like to thank Dr. Geethika Patabandige and her council who completed a very successful year (2021- 2022) achieving several targets and completing all expected tasks with tremendous dedication despite all kinds of problems happening in the country. Her strong leadership is remarkable.
I like to warmly welcome and express my sincere gratitude to all the new council members who are agreed to work for the SLCM and the country for new academic year 2022 - 2023.