One of our main intentions is to assist new arrivals from Sri Lanka for which we provide following services.

Please contact following committee members for assistance

Dr Nishantha Wijesinghe +61 417498075

Aravinda Senerath +61 487189536

Rajitha Gunathilake +61 410039442

Free medical consultations for the first three months from arrival

As a service to the Sri Lankan community, the following Sri Lankan owned Doctor’s with established surgeries have offered free general practice consultations for new comers who does not have the Medicare facility.

  • Dr Gervin Samarawickrama

    Karama Medical centre

    21 Kalymnos Drive

    Karama NT 0812

    Telephone: (08) 8945 9554

  • Dr (Mrs) Sirima Tilakaratne

    Moil Medical Centre

    8 Budgen Street

    Moil NT 0810

    Telephone: (08) 8945 1211

  • Dr Ben Dayaratne

    (under 16 only)

    Nakara Surgey:

    35 Macredie Street

    Nakara NT 0810

    Telephone:(08) 8927 1873


  • Dr Ben Dayaratne

    Palmerston Clinic:

    Maluka St Cnr Royla St

    PALMERSTON, NT, 0830

    Telephone: (08) 8932 5100

    Sri Lanka Australia Friendship Association wishes to acknowledge and gratefully appreciate the free service provided by the three surgeries



We are pleased to announce our association new tie up with BUPA Australia (BUPA is an international healthcare group, serving over 22 million customers in over 190 countries) to offer wide range of benefits when our members need private healthcare.

*This new SLAFA/ BUPA Australia partner programme offers 3% premium discount for SLAFA members of BUPA standard health insurance premiums.

*The above 3% premium discount has also been extended to cover all family and friends that are overseas visitors.

*Existing members of another health fund need not hesitant about the continuity of your existing policy, continuity is granted in new BUPA policy based on an equivalent level of cover.

*Access to two of BUPA Corporate Consultants for SLAFA members to contact regarding various private health needs, to qualify for the 3% premium discount and to rollover your existing policy to BUPA

Our committee is very happy to assist all newcomers to Darwin or those who have not obtained SLAFA financial membership yet enabling them to receive benefits of SLAFA/ BUPA Australia partner programme.

Please read the attached leaflet issued by BUPA Australia confirming some of key benefits available to all SLAFA financial members. Please click here to download the leaflet

Please contact following committee members if you need any further assistance regarding obtaining SLAFA financial membership or BUPA Australia partner programme.

Dr Nishantha Wijesinghe +61 417498075

Aravinda Senerath +61 487189536

Rajitha Gunathilake +61 410039442

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