Message from the founder President

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Dear Colleagues

Hypertension is of epidemic proportions globally. It is increasing especially in South Asia.

I was the Founder President of the SLHS, Sri Lanka Hypertension Society. The Inaugural meeting was on 29/05/200 at the SLMAA auditorium.

We included Cardiologists, Physicians, Nephrologists, Obstetrician, Ophthalmologists, Neurologists, Community and Family Physicians.

In the founding years we confirmed the constitution, logo and Bank Accounts. An important task I undertook with SLMA was to put out the first Sri Lanka Hypertension Guideline 2001-2002. We had supported Hypertension Research in the early years. Dr. Thenabadu was the next President followed by Prof. Rifdy Mohideen.

There was a lull in activity once Prof. Rifdy shifted to Malaysia.

I must congratulate Dr. Ralapanawa for re-launching the Society as it is an important society.

I shall give any support to this society and wish the society the very best.


Vidyajyothi Professor Rezvi Sheriff


Senior Professor of Medicine, Ketelawala Defence University.