Sri Lanka Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis 

and Related Disorders

5th Annual Congress of the Sri Lanka Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis 2024

20th & 21st January 2024
Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka


President’s Message

We are delighted to inform you that, the Sri Lanka committee for the treatment and research in multiple sclerosis & related disorders (SLCTRIMS) was founded by  the current executive committee comprising of Drs. Harsha Gunasekera, T.Thivakaran, Arjuna Fernando & Prof. Thashi Chang and myself in December 2018.

Dr. Bimsara Senanayake MBBS, MD (Colombo.), FRCP (London), FCCP
Consultant Neurologist
Institute of Neurology
National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)
Founder President SLCTRIMS


Other Executive Committee Members

Dr. Harsha Gunasekara

The  Founder Treasurer

Consultant Neurologist
Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital (SJGH)

Dr. T. Thivakaran

The Founder Secretary

Consultant Neurologist
Kegalle General Hospital

Dr. Arjuna Fernando

Founder Committee Member

Consultant Neurologist
Institute of Neurology
National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)

Prof. Thashi Chang

Founder Committee Member

Consultant Neurologist
Department of Clinical Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Who we are

SLCTRIMS is an independent  Sri Lankan professional organisation that facilitates communication and creates synergies among clinicians and scientists to promote and enhance research, understanding and improve clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis & related disorders.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.