The existing national antibiotic guidelines published in 2016 is currently under review and this review process was initiated by Dr. Geethika Patabandige, the President of SLCM in 2021/2022.


End term review of the national strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Sri Lanka 2017-2022 and developing the national strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance 2023-2027



28th August 2023

Measles and
14th August 2023

Ordinary General Meeting of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists (SLCM)


The Ordinary General Meeting of the SLCM will be held as an online meeting on Friday, 14th July 2023 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

The tentative agenda is as follows.

  1. Minutes of the previous Ordinary General Meeting
  2. Matters arising from the minutes
  3. Selection of Vice President of SLCM for 2023/24
  4. Projects of SLCM
  5. Annual Scientific Sessions 2023
  6. Any other matters

World Hand Hygiene Day

5 May 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.