Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America - Western Region Inc



Our Mission

For over 15 years, the mission of SLMANA – North America has been to bring together professionals and students in the medical and healthcare professions who are of Sri Lankan origin or lineage living in the United States and Canada for charitable and humanitarian purposes.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush view plans for SLMANA Project.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush view plans for SLMANA Project.

Below you will find three letters of recognition for various projects funded by SLMANA-West.

Our Accomplishments

SLMANA-WR Inc., has raised and donated over $600,000 over the past 15 years. Here are some of our most notable accomplishments:

  • Trail Fundraiser 2017 - San Marino, CA - Raised $125,000

    • Raised and donated an impressive $125,000 in support of TRAIL in January of 2017. SLAMAN-WR Inc was ranked as the #1 International organization who collected the most amount of funds and their largest donor aside from the corporate donors

  • SLMANA-WR Inc., - Emergency Project

    • with partnership of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka, we helped reconstruct a computer lab for Nambapana Kanishta Vidyalaya in Ingriya after the floods of 2015. This projected was completed in 2017. We raised $5,000 from the generous contributions of our committee members to support this project

  • Calculus for a Cause Project- 2017 - Pasadena, CA

    • Raised $8,000 from an Annual fundraiser organized by Ruth Moonasinghe along with the South Pasadena School District . These funds were distributed equally to Hope for Children project and the Sahanaya Project

  • Gala 2016 - Night of Hope - Los Angeles, CA - Raised $140,000

    • At the end of 2018, SLMANA-WR Inc., fully funded with $70,000 the “Hope for Children” project with support from the Lions Club International to help underprivileged children in Sri Lanka who are effected with cancer. This was one of the two projects SLMANA-WR Inc., raised funds from the “Night of Hope” Gala in 2016

    • Secured $70,000 for the Sahanaya project, which laid the groundwork for a community resource center at the National Council for Mental Health (NCMH). This project is on going. Please check our current projects for details

  • Gala 2014- Fall Gala - Los Angeles, CA - Raised $75,000

    • From funds raised from the Gala 2014, secured almost $35,000 for equipment for the Kurunagala Hospital, including a Sagital Micro saw

    • Also from the funds raised from the Gala in 2014, we allocated $10,000 to served 470 students through our Kola Kanda Project at Palugaswanguwa Maha Vidyalaya school in the North Central Province. The distribution was done in installments. This project is ongoing with another $10,000 allocated on top of the initial distribution to serve for the years 2017, 2018 & 2019

  • Gala 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Raised $18,000

    • Raised funds to refurbish the Colombo Medical School Library with brand new medical books

  • Gala 2010 - Las Vegas, NV - Raised $20,000

    • Distributed much needed medical and surgical equipment worth $10,000 to the Jaffna General Hospital ICU and $10,000 worth books to the Jaffna Medical School which was devastated by the 30 year civil war

  • Supported tsunami relief in the amount of $50,000 in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Foundation to build homes for the victims

  • Helped collect $200,000 for the Educate A Child project in Sri Lanka in collaboration with other Non profits organizations

  • Gala 2000 - Colombo, SL

    • In 2000, SLMANA WR Inc., donated an Ultra Sound machine and a Sonography Machine worth $10,000 to the Colombo General Hospital

  • Gala 1998 - Dinner Dance

    • Purchased over $10,000 worth of surgical instruments for the Pediatric Cardiac Program at the National Hospital in Colombo Children’s Heart Center. This was the Children’s Heart Project

SLMANA-WR Inc.’s Leadership

The Leadership of SLMANA-WR Inc., is comprised of physicians from many disciplines. Our new Board of Directors was elected in February 2019 and will serve for one calendar year. Please learn more about our esteemed Board and Committee Members here.

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Our Current ongoing Project

from the Funds raised from “Night of Hope” Gala 2016

Community Resource Center at the National Council for Mental Health

A community resource center at the National Council for Mental Health or NCMH also known as Sahanaya, a non-profit non-governmental organization, was established in 1982 and is a registered charity in Sri Lanka. Sahanaya is a unique and novel venture (and the first in Sri Lanka) and aims to increase much needed awareness of the prevalence, causes, stigma and effective treatment and care options  available. The center will be an invaluable resource for the community at large to understand and appreciate mental illness better and also for patients with mental illness and their families. Please visit their website at