Professor S.D. Jayaratne was born in 1951 and educated at Nalanda College, Colombo. After graduating as MBBS from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 1975, he underwent overseas training in U.K. and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP-UK) and subsequently elected as a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London (FRCP-Lond). He is also a Board Certified General Physician of Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. He started his career as a Senior Lecturer in North Colombo Medical College and later at Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. During this period, he was elected as the Head and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has served as the Chairman, Board of Study in Medicine, PGIM, University of Colombo and also elected as the Chairman of the Board of Management at PGIM, University of Colombo. He is a former President of the Ceylon College of Physicians in its Jubilee Year and has served as Chairman, State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) and State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation (SPMC). He is a honorary Visiting Physician to the Police Hospital, Colombo.
Dr Rathnasiri A Hewage is a Medical Doctor qualified from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka and completed his internship in Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. He is a Consultant in Medical Administration. He started work as Divisional Director of Health Services of Balangoda. He completed his MSc in Medical Administration in 2002 and MD in Medical Administration in 2009 at Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. He completed is post MD training at Health Science Department of California State University Long Beach, CA, USA. He has experience as Performance Improvement fellow at Queen of the Valley Hospital, West Covina, CA, USA. He was the CEO/Director Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) from 2011 to 2014 after which he became the CEO/Director of The National Institute of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation of Sri Lanka until he became the Permanent Director/ CEO of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital.