Our Journey

Association of Pharmacy Assistants (apa) was formed in March 2016 in Colombo in order to enhance the Knowledge of Community (Retail) Pharmacy entrepreneurs and employees for better service to the patients. Pharmaceutical Traders Association of Sri Lanka (now known as Lanka Pharmaceuticals Traders Society Ltd) played a major role in establishing apa….


Our Objectives

Since its formation on 20th March 2016, we have worked as a team to develop a training programme for the experienced employees who are currently working in pharmacy. Over 300 of our members are already certified as “Pharmacy Technicians” after successful completion of Assessments conducted by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) ….


Not a member yet?

Join over 1,000 members who choose the peak body for Enhancement of  knowledge in community Pharmacy Sector. “apa” supports and creates opportunities for your career in  pharmacy towards  the greater pharmacy profession.

Not a member yet?


Join over 1,000 members who choose the peak body for all Sri Lankan pharmacists to support, advance and create opportunities for their pharmacy career and the greater pharmacy profession.

The Management council

Regil.h.s waduge
Immediate Past President

nihal gunarathna

s.d.g nishantha

Ishani Jayaratne

Manju Sri Lakshman
Vice President


Kapila De Zoysa


Shanthan. R.
Director/ NatioNAL Coordinator

Mrs.Sunethra Senanayake

Mr Hasitha Caldera
Vice President

Mrs. Manjula Malkanthi

Ms.Lawanya Gnanamoorthy

The Director / National Coordinator's message

Message from Shanthan. R. Sandanakrishnan,
National Coordinator of the Association of Pharmacy Assistants

It gives me pleasure to send this message of Greetings to the “apa”  at the time of the launch of the Website.-www.apa.lk.  We live in the era of information and the ” World wide web- w.w.w.” has played a major role in  connecting the people  together. The advantage of the web has been never felt as important before the  Lockdown due to  the COVID pandemic. 

The “apa“,    plays a major role in the Community Pharmacy Sector in providing the required knowledge upgradation. .our members  form the link to reach the Patient on behalf of the Manufacturers and importers and play several important roles, such as Investors, Employment providers, Trainers etc. Their  contribution to the economy’s growth is great.

This platform will enhance the knowledge as well as, will serve as our “messenger” to keep the public informed of the commitment and the role played by the Community Pharmacy Sector. 

Sincerely yours
SLMC Registered Pharmacist