Clinical Psychologist | Chair
Shamil co-founded the UKSLTG and has served as chair since 2009.
Clinical Psychologist | Vice Chair
Laura has been actively involved with the UKSLTG since 2011 and served as Vice Chair from 2013-2018 and was re-elected as Vice Chair in 2020.
Amandeep joined the UKSLTG in 2020 as Honorary Secretary following some years living in Sri Lanka where she volunteered with Samutthana.Read more
Garmini joined the UKSLTG in 2020 as Honorary Treasurer following several years volunteering for Samutthana in Sri Lanka
NMC Nurse | Membership Secretary
Dorian joined the UKSLTG as Membership Secretary following six months volunteering in Sri Lanka with Samutthana where he co-ran the first CBT programme, working with the Ministry of Health.
Counselling Psychologist | Volunteer
Lorna became a member of the UKSLTG in 2015 after spending six months volunteering in Sri Lanka with Samutthana, following this she joined the executive committee and took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator.
Neil joined the UK SLTG in 2014 and became part of the Executive Committee in2021. He has trained many practitioners in Sri Lanka on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Consultant child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (retired) | Executive Committee
Shanty is an EC member of the UKSLTG and has provided training, consultation, and supervision to volunteers and staff at hospitals and community sites during and since the civil war in Sri Lanka.
Consultant Counselling Psychologist | Executive member
Rachel joined the executive committee of the UKSLTG in 1996 and has been a member of the UK Sri Lanka Trauma group since its inception. She has worked in partnership with numerous groups throughout Sri Lanka since the late 1980s.
Nurse Senior Lecturer (retired) | Executive Committee Member
Bill joined the UKSLTG in 2010. He has worked to promote the participation of mental health nursing students and individuals with historical ‘lived experience’ of mental health problems and the impact of service interventions within the volunteering programme.Read more
Clinical and Educational Psychologist (retired) | Executive Committee
Colin joined the UKSLTG in 2013. He has provided training and support to students and other professionals involved in providing mental health and special educational services in different locations across Sri Lanka.
Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner
Neil DS Lekamge is currently a Psychologist & the Mindfulness Lead in his healthcare trust within the NHS UK.
In the past he has facilitated Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) trainingto over 50 participants in conjunction with Samutthana and plans to do furthertraining in the near future.
He joined UKSLTG in 2014 and became an executive member in 2021.His main hobby is teaching and practicing Meditation & Yoga. He currently resides inthe county Essex in the UK.