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who we are

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 organization

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 organize, 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 organize 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 - PC

Commander

Dr. J.M. Nilam

Commissioner

Dr. Kaushila Thilakasiri

Director Training & Development

Mr. Sarath Nanda Kumara

Director
(Finance)

Mr. W.P. Edirisinghe

Director
(Building Maintenance)

Mr. N.I. Ramanayake

Director
(Transport)

Dr. M.P. Sahabandu

Director 

Mr. Nimal Premathilake

Director 

Mr. Srinath Tissera

Company Secretary  

Past Commissioner's of The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka. 

Name   Service Period
 Brig. C.P. Jayawardana       1956 - 1964     
 Col. D.N. Rockwood      1965 - 1970
 Prof. Melroy Paul  1971 - 1973
 Col. D.N. Jilla  1974 - 1976
 Mr. W.F.Abaykoon - ASSN BR  1976 - 1983
 Dr. F. Oswin Fernando - BGD BR  1977 - 1990
 Mr. G.A. Piyadasa  1991 - 1993
 Dr. J.G. Jayatillake  1994 - 1998
 Dr. Palitha Randeniya  1999 - 2002
 Mr. Eric Perera  2003
 Maj. Gen. Dr. K.D.P. Perera 2004 - 2006
 Dr. D.W. Weerasooriya 2007 - 2008
 Mr. Prasantha Lal De Alwis 2009 - 2014
 Mr. K.H. Jayaweera 2015 - 2017
 Dr. J.M. Nilam Since 2018

Past Chairman's of The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka. 

Name   Service Period
 Mr. Mellory E. Wijesinghe       1987 - 1988     
 Chief Justice Hon. N. Sansoni       1989 - 1992
 Mr. B.A. Perera  1989 - 1994
 Mr. Dunstan De Alwis  1994 - 1998
 Mr. Moksevi R. Prelis  1999 - 2006
 Mr. E.N. Rajah Sinnathuray  2007 - 2011
 Dr. Palitha Randeniya  2012 - 2013
 Dr. D.W. Weerasooriya  2014
 Dr. Palitha Abeykoon  2015 - 2016
 Dr. Sarath M. Samarage  Since 2017

Past Commander's of The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka. 

Name   Service Period
 Mr. G.A. Piyadasa       1991 - 1993     
 Brig. Dr. H.I.K. Fernando      1994 - 1998
 Dr. J.G. Jayatillake  1999 - 2007
 Gen. Hamilton Wanasinghe          2008
 Dr. D.W. Weerasooriya  2009 - 2011
 Dr. Palitha Abeykoon  2012 - 2014
 Dr. Sarath M. Samarage  2015 - 2016
 Mr. Prasantha Lal De Alwis  Since 2017