President – Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association (SLSMA)
Dr. Eshan Jayaweera, MBBS, MRCS(Ed), D.Sports Medicine(Col), MD Orthopaedics(SL)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Base Hospital Puttalam, Sri Lanka .
Dr Eshan Jayaweera graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya in 2001,
served as a demonstrator in the Department of Anatomy, University of Kelaniya in 2002.
He obtained the Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine,
University of Colombo in 2007 and was in the first batch of doctors to undergo training in Sports
Medicine in Sri Lanka.
He was the designated physician on call for Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) tournaments
in 2008 and was the team doctor for Sri Lanka Swim team at the 9th FINA World Swimming
Championships held in Manchester, UK in 2008. In 2009.
He gained entry into the post graduate training programme in Orthopaedic Surgery and obtained
the MD in Orthopaedics from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo in
2013. He went on to obtain his MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013.
Through the International Surgical Training Programme of the Royal College of Surgeons of
England, obtained a Orthopaedic training post at St. George’s Hospital London, which is one of
UK’s largest teaching hospitals and busiest trauma centres. Following two years of overseas
training, he was board certified as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2016.
In 2017, he was selected for an AO Trauma Fellowship at the Sixth Peoples Hospital Shanghai,
China. In 2018, through the AO Trauma Asia Pacific, he was invited to Shanghai, China as
Regional Faculty at the AO Trauma, Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course.
He is the Current President of the Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association and Secretary to the
Board of Study in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Post Graduate institute of Medicine, University of
He captained the S. Thomas’ preparatory school rugby team and represented the school in cricket,
tennis, swimming and scouting. He went on to represent S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia and
Royal College in rugby. Played for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya cricket team and
is a current member of the cricket team of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.