About Us

To us, at the Sri Lanka Cancer Society a cancer patient is a human being deserving of great care, protection and a better quality of life. Our mission therefore has a singular focus, to provide the best care for cancer patients, irrespective of their cultural, social, ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Our hope is to see a world free of cancer but until then, we strive to provide solace and care to needy  cancer patients primarily through our two facilities. The first is ‘Shantha Sevena’ a hospice for the  care of terminally ill Cancer patients. The second is the ‘Bandaranaike Memorial Cancer Homes” a transit home & care facility for Cancer patients receiving treatment at the Maharagama Cancer Institute.

Since our inauguration in 1948, we have steadily expanded our services throughout the island and in 1997 the society was incorporated by an Act of Parliament. Today, we are the foremost voluntary help organization in Sri Lanka, and a member of the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC), Geneva, dedicated to battling the disease through education, advocacy and service whilst easing the suffering of those stricken with Cancer.

Executive Committee

Members are a distinguished group of individuals who have made a name for themselves in their respective fields and industries. Their time and dedication to this cause is noteworthy. All financial contributions are managed with full transparency in all processes while the funds are distributed to the respective projects and facilities in a timely and efficient manner.

Chairperson : Ms. Premila Perera
Deputy Chairman : Mr. Nihal Rodrigo
General Secretary : Ms. Perin Captain
Assistant Secretary : Mrs. Veena Jayasundera
Treasurer : Mrs. Shalini Panditaratne
Assistant Treasurer : Mr. Mano Rajakariar

Patron : The Hon. Minister of Health
President : Ms. Anoja Karunaratne
Vice Presidents : Mr. A.J.B. Anghie
Mr. K.B. Ambanpola
Mrs. Manel Perera

Mr. L.D.A. Jayasinghe
Mr. Kumar Jayasuriya
Mr. E.P. Mannakkara
Mrs. Shantha Abeysekera
Mrs. M.C. Thambyah
Mr. J.M.S. Jayasinghe
Dr. Mahendra Perera
Dr.Panna Gooneratne
Mr.Senaka Walagampaya


Justice Shiranee Tilakawardene
Mr. Anura Perera
Mrs. Hyacinth de Rosayro
Mrs. I.K. Chandraratne
Mr. Dayananda Weerasinghe
Mrs. Indrani Nanayakkara
Ms. Dulsiri Jayasinghe
Mr. Walter Ladduwahetty


Annual Report year ended 31-Mar-2019