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St.John Ambulance

"In the Service of Huminity"

St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka governed by the St. John Ambulance Association & Brigade in Sri Lanka established in 1906, is a Non-Governmental Organization registered as a Social Service / Non Governmental Organization under Voluntary Services Organization Act No. 3 1 of 1980 as amended by Act No. 08 of 1998 of the Government of Sri Lanka. It is also a Government Approved Charity Vide Gazette No. 193 of 05-12—1975.

Mission of the organisation

To encourage and promote all work of humanity and charity for the relief of persons in sickness, distress, suffering or danger without distinction of race, class, or creed and extension of the great principle of the St. John Ambulance in its motto ‘Pro Utilitate Hominum’

Objectives

  • To educate and train members to serve the public in practice of First Aid, Nursing, Primary Health Care, Disaster Preparedness and Management, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety and to engage in Youth Development and Leadership training and other allied or ancillary subjects.

  • To prepare, publish and distribute textbooks and other training aids to facilitate such instruction and the organisation of examination and tests for the purpose of issuing certificates of proficiency in such subjects.

  • To organise, educate and equip men, women and young persons to undertake, on a voluntary basis, either as individuals or as organised groups, First Aid, Nursing and allied activities including community care, in the street, public places, hospitals, homes, places of work, sites of disaster or elsewhere as occasion may require for the relief, transport, comfort or welfare of those in need.

  • To afford opportunities for holders of approved First Aid Certificates to meet together for training and practice under qualified members of the Medical and Nursing professions with the object of combining individual efforts in the service of the public.

  • To instruct males and females in First Aid, Nursing and other subjects conducive to the education of good citizens.

  • Issue of special Certificates, Souvenirs, Medals, etc. with the approval of Commissioner and Commander for the appreciation of special services rendered by the members and for any special subjects/Course conducted by the Brigade.

  • To provide trained personnel to give assistance to central and local Government Departments and to the Armed Forces at times of emergency in peace or war, specifically in Sri Lanka.

  • To provide ambulance transport and medical comforts and organise transport by ambulance.

  • To provide ancillary services to the aged (both male and female) and the handicapped.

history
mission

To encourage and promote all work of humanity and charity for the relief of persons in sickness, distress, suffering or danger without distinction of race, class, or creed and extension of the great principle of the St. John Ambulance in its motto ‘Pro Utilitate Hominum’

board of directors

Dr.Sarath Samarage

Chairman

Mr.T.Zuheer Raban

Vice Chairman

Mr. Prasantha lal De Alwis

Commander

Dr. J.M. Nilam

Commissioner

Dr.Kaushila Thilakasiri

Director Trainining & Development

Mr. Mahesh Jayasinge

Director-Finance

Mr.Shakya Nanayakkara

Director

Dr.N.I.Ramanayaka

Director

Mrs.C.Pitigala

Director

Mr. K.H. Jayaweera

Director