South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association

It is estimated that there are around 250 Doctors of Sri Lankan origin in South Australia. This group is joined by around 25 Doctors each year who come to South Australia as postgraduate trainees from Sri Lanka or as direct migrants. It is not uncommon for us regularly bump into a “new” Doctor from Sri Lanka who has just arrived or be introduced to a more “senior” one who is well established in South Australia. Unfortunately the opportunity for us to network with each other for professional and social purposes has been quite limited.

The idea of forming an “association” came up during a casual conversation among a few friends in early 2010. It had not been a smooth run and obstacles were many but in true Sri Lankan spirit we have pulled it through.

SASDA Inauguration Organising committee