It is indeed a great opportunity for me to serve the PSSL as the President for another year. As a rapidly growing profession, this is a very important time for the pharmacists of Sri Lanka. The changing landscape of the pharmaceutical sector of this country has created numerous opportunities and challenges for our profession. Working together with the policymakers, the PSSL will continue to assist them to formulate necessary laws and standards in order to provide better patient care. There are enormous opportunities before us to serve as a true member of the healthcare team. Patient is the focus of pharmacy practice and all pharmacists should strive to improve the quality of their services so that the patients are benefitted. It is important that our pharmacists to engage in pharmacy practice research so that the research findings can be utilized for further development of our services towards improving the public health. The theme we have selected for this year is “Integrating Pharmacy Education and Research for Better Practice”. Most of the research carried out by our pharmacists at present is based on pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacy practice research is also very important for our country in order to understand the current situation pertaining to this area. This website will be regularly updated with current developments in relation to our profession both locally and globally. and also with the PSSL affairs. I invite all pharmacists to use this website and also we welcome you suggestions for its further improvement.
Ms. Chintha Abayawardana