Negotiations on the Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement or ETCA and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Sri Lanka or CEPA, have once again come to the fore. This forum is for you to study about CEPA/ETCA.

  • CEPA handout of Sri Lanka Engineers Association – Read

  • 19-09-2015 – GMOA CEPA memo – Download

  • 19-09-2015 – NEWS.LK – Government never discussed CEPA with India

    UPM  is a forum consists of all Professional Associations of Sri Lanka:
    1. Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA)
    2. Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BAR)UPM Logo
    3. Sri Lankan Engineers’ Association (SLEA)
    4. Chartered Institute of Management Accounts – Sri Lanka (CIMA)
    5. Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL)
    6. Institute of Applied Statistics – Sri Lanka
    7. Institute of Personal Management – Sri Lanka
    8. Institute of Incorporated Engineers
    9. Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA)
    10. Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
    11. The Institute of Engineers – Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • UPM Objectives:
    1. Insist Government to get professionals involved in policy development process of International Trade Agreements.
    2. To formulate House rules, regulations and policies for all professions in Sri Lanka
    3. Force Government to make INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS, public.


  • GMOA CEPA Memo     Download 

  • GMOA CEPA Presentation     Download

  • Dr. Harsha De Silva Interview: Emergency Ambulance Service

  • Workshop done by SLEA – watch

Eng. Palitha Abeywardena

Dr. (Eng.) Ananda Ranasighe

Eng. Suran Fernando

Eng. Gamini Gunawardena

Eng. Kushan Jayasuriya

SLEA Public Forum on CEPA –  Panel Discussion

  • 11-12-2015Letter to President and Councils of All Medical Professional Organizations Re: PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SRI LANKA AND INDIA

    Letter to Presidents and Councils of All Medical Professional Organizations,


    • Letter to Presidents and Councils of All Medical Professional Organizations     Download
    • Annexure – I     Invitation
    • Annexure – II   Hon. Prime Minister- Speech 23.09.2015
    • Annexure – III Services Schedules under the proposed Comprehensive Framework for Cooperation between Sri Lanka and India
    • 13-12-2015 – GMOA Leaflet: Indo – Sri Lanka Goods and Services trading agreement     Download

  • Special Report  : Why Indian’s Medical School are plagued with fraud – Watch

  • 13-01-2016 – Ada Derana 


  • 19-01-2016 – News First

  • 23-01-2016 – Ada Derana

Dr. Dayan Rajapaksha MBBS(Col)

President of The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL)

The founder of ESOFT Computer Studies (Pvt) Ltd and now he is the Chairman and Managing Director of the ESOFT Group.



  • Sri Lanka IT BPM Country Profile 2014

  • 29-01-2016 – GMOA Press Conference – Dr. Nalinda Herath

  • 29-01-2016 – GMOA Press Conference – Dr. Nalinda Herath – Q & A





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  • 05-02-2016 – “If no National Policy; No ETCA”

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  • 06-02-2016 – GMOA ETCA Presentation (Updated 02-02-2016) – Download

  • Neth FM Discussion on CEPA – Prof. Rohan Samarajiva & Eng. R.C.Dassanayaka



  • 08-02-2016 – News 1st

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  • 09-02-2016 – ETCA Rally – Dr Anuruddha Padeniya

  • 09-02-2016 –  ETCA Rally –  Eng  Gamini Gunawardena :




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  • 17-02-2016 – Derana TV – අලුත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව 

  • 19-02-2016 – Ada Derana – Dr. Harsha De Silva


Eng. Gamini Gunawardena

Archi. D. H. Wijewardena

Mr. Nishantha Wickramasingha

      • GMOA Leaflet – ඉන්දියානු සමාගමක් මගින් ශ්‍රීලංකාව තුල ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත හදිසි පුර්ව රෝහල් ප්‍රතිකාර ගිලන්රථ සේවාව පිලිබඳව – Download 





  • 19-02-2016 – Ada Derana – GMOA’s Padeniya has no right to talk about IT – Harin

ETCFA article Trade in Service

National Policy

Draft Proposal

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Daily news 29

Indian Policy

  • 03-03-2016 – Dr. Haritha Aluthge 

  • 06-03-3016 – Hiru TV Balaya EP135 | 2016-03-03

  • 06-03-2016 – Ada Derana – Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya – Agreement on ETCA is unclear – CMU






  • 14-03-2016 – Health Sector Trade Unions Joint Press Conference Re: Ambulance Service 

The Panel was chaired by Prof. Sumanasiri Liyanage.


1.Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya

2. Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan

3. Mr. Nalaka Jayaweera (Charted Architectur)

4. IT Eng. Lasantha Biyanka Wickramasinghe


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Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya’s Speech at SLAAS Section F Panel Discussion (English)

Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya’s Speech at ETCA Rally – Hyde PArk (Sinhala)

Presentation on 5 Step Rational approach to International Trade Agreements 



  • 01-04-2016 – PM clarifies on proposed trade agreement with India

  • 02-04-2016 – Hiru News – Government must be open to views by professionals when drafting ECTA- UPM

Charted Engineer Gamini Nanda Gunawardena
Media Spokesman of United Professionals Movement

  • 05-04-2016 – ETCA Hiccough “ඉක්කාවක්”


Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya’s Speech @ Galadari Hotel (English)

Organized by University of Sri Jayawardenepura Masters Association

Guest Panelist
Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
President – Government Medical Officers’ Association