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The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists

Welcome to the official website of the Sri Lanka College of Oncologists (SLCO), the leading academic body representing all oncology physicians in Sri Lanka. Established in 2003, the SLCO is dedicated to advancing the field of oncology through research, education, and advocacy. Our commitment goes beyond providing exceptional care; it’s about fostering a community of medical professionals who are at the forefront of innovations in cancer treatment and research.

As Sri Lanka faces the growing challenges of increasing cancer incidence and cost of care, the SLCO stands as a beacon of excellence and knowledge, guiding healthcare professionals and supporting patients throughout their journey. Through our collaborative efforts, comprehensive training programs, and commitment to evidence-based practices, we aim to ensure that every individual affected by cancer in Sri Lanka receives the highest possible standard of care.

Whether you’re a medical professional seeking resources, a patient looking for guidance, or someone passionate about making a difference in the world of oncology, the SLCO is here to support and join hands with you.

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What is SLCO?

The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists promotes excellence in cancer care through research and advocacy efforts to enhance quality, improve access to innovative therapies and ensure equity in cancer care in Sri Lanka.

Our Vision

The vision of the Sri Lanka College of Oncologists is to empower all oncology physicians in Sri Lanka to provide best possible care to patients with cancer in Sri Lanka.

Our Mission

The mission of the Sri Lanka College of Oncologists is to ensure service excellence in oncology profession in Sri Lanka through capacity building, research and advocacy.


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Journals We Have Released

These journals dedicated to publishing innovative and impactful research on all aspects of cancer, including basic, translational, and clinical research.

2022, Volume 3 | Issue 1

Sri Lanka Journal of Cancer

2021, Volume 2 | Issue 2

Sri Lanka Journal of Cancer

2021, Volume 2 | Issue 1

Sri Lanka Journal of Cancer
Young Oncologists' Forum

Inauguration of the “Young Oncologists' Forum”

The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists inaugurated the “Young Oncologists’ Forum” on the 26th of March 2021 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. This initiative was taken by the SLCO to provide opportunities to our young oncologists to strengthen their knowledge, skills and expertise and to provide them a platform for networking with other oncologists regionally and internationally.

The inauguration commenced with the National Anthem and lighting of traditional oil lamp. Following that Dr. A J Hilmi, the President of the Sri Lanka College of Oncologists, delivered the welcome speech outlining about the need for the formation of the “Young Oncologists’ Forum” as part of the SLCO.

An eminent personality in the field of Clinical Oncology, Prof. Ananya Choudhury, Consultant Clinical Oncologist attached to the Christie Hospital, NHS Foundation, the UK, delivered a keynote speech on “Mentorship” and encouraged the young oncologists to unleash their potentials towards accomplishing their dreams and goals. Then Dr. Nuradh Joseph and Dr.Naduni Imbulgoda have briefed the future plans and activities of the newly formed “Young Oncologists’ Forum”.

Dr.Jayantha Balawardene, Senior Consultant Clinical Oncologist and other consultant oncologists have shared their valuable views in this event. Dr. Sachini Rasnayake, the secretary of the SLCO delivered the vote of thanks and this event ended successfully with fellowship and dinner.’

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