Outlook for the Pharmacy Profession at the Dawn of the Decade 2020s


  • W. Pathirana Formerly at Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo 08




Pharmacy profession operated at elementary level in Sri Lanka well up to the beginning of the 21 st century. Their training programs were limited to certificate level, with courses of 1-2 years duration. With the introduction of the four-year university degree programs, pharmacy profession now carry the prospects of making good for the lost time. However, they still appear to be professionally somewhat timid hindering the realization of their full potential. There are many encouraging developments which are bound to promote a bright future. The positive, negative and many other areas related to pharmacy profession are discussed.

Keywords: Professional organizations, Covid vaccine, Last gate, Pharmacy Council