(2009; 81 pages)
The Sri Lanka committee on the selection and use of essential medicines met over three months to revise the Essential Medicines List for the year 2009 based on clinical needs and the burden of disease. It was timed to follow the revision of the World Health Organisation Model List (WHO – ML) by the WHO expert committee in March 2009. In the past the Sri Lanka Essential Medicines List (SL – EML) has been irregularly revised. The committee strongly endorsed the need to revise the list every three years which would follow the revision of WHO – ML which takes place every 2 years.