The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka was formed over four decades ago with its first council of the year 1971 being headed by Dr PR Anthonis FRCS.
Its primary objectives are as follows:
- Advancement of science and art of surgery
- To promote post-graduate education in surgery
- To monitor and maintain standards of excellence in surgical care
- Prevention of surgical morbidity
- To promote contact and fellowship among those engaged in the practice and advancement of surgery