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About CTMA

2019-2020 Board Members

Dr. Thanu Ruban


Dr. Bahe Rajendran

Past President

Dr. Radhika Natgunarajah

Vice President

Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam


Dr.Gayathiri Ganagadharan


Dr.Shamini Kirupa


Dr.Jeyasakthy Nadarajah


Dr. Vadivelu Santhakumar


Dr. Yalini Aravinthan


Dr. Varathaseelan Muthulingam


Dr. Vidya Varathan



Dr. Rajes Logan


Dr. CP Giri


Dr. Jegapathy Rajendra


The Canadian Tamil Medical Association (CTMA) is a Canadian registered charity of health care professionals, scientists, and scholars of Tamil descent. This volunteer organization was founded in 1998. Over the years, our organization has embarked on several medical, dental, and humanitarian projects to affected communities in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Notably, a team of CTMA physicians, dentists and nurses visited Sri Lanka on medical relief missions in 2003 and 2004 during the height of the civil conflict. Two more medical teams were sent in early 2005 for the tsunami affected Eastern region of Sri Lanka.

We have also funded several health care projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. CTMA is committed to improving health care education with yearly health forums and community wellness programs.

Message from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am honored to be elected as the new President of the CTMA. Founded in 1998, this Association has served the Tamil community both in Canada and Sri Lanka through humanitarian aid, infrastructure development as well as health education and outreach. As I prepare to commence the new term, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all my senior colleagues and past Presidents who were integral in the development of CTMA. Over the term, I would like to increase our presence as a strong health advocate within our community and promote member engagement within our organization


We currently live in unprecedented times. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a ripple in every aspect of our society, with uncertainty of what lies ahead. Health-care providers has risen to the challenge with tremendous strength and unwavering commitment. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and exceptional efforts of our front-line health-care workers in managing the COVID-19 crisis.

CTMA is committed to educating the public on this growing crisis through mainstream media and social media as well as developing pandemic-related medical initiatives to support our community in Canada. In addition to this, we are working with recognized non-profit organizations in Sri Lanka to assist with pandemic-related relief efforts. For our members, CTMA will strive to provide opportunities for service and professional development.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Dr. Thanu Ruban

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