Dr.K.Thiyagarajah Iraivan

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

M.B.B.S (Ind), D.FM (UK), F.C.I.P(Ind), PG.Dip. Hospital Administration (Ind), M.B.A (UK),FCPM(SL)
Chief Executive Officer- Hospital Management, Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd
Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer - Melsta Hospitals- Ragama
Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer - Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital By Melsta Health


Dr. K.T. Iraivan; a Sri Lankan medical practitioner, born in Nagadeepa, Jaffna with a remarkable career record that includes sound experience in the government, private as well as international healthcare sectors in both clinical and administration spheres for more than decade. He is one of the few medical doctors in Sri Lanka possessing Postgraduate Qualification in Hospital Administration as well as Business Administration.

Hailing from one of the oldest and prestigious schools in the country, of St. John’s College Jaffna; Dr. Iraivan continued his medical education in India at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, affiliated to Harvard Medical School in the USA. Subsequently he continued his career at the Medical School as a special trainee in Nephrology and Renal Transplant Surgery and was awarded the prestigious International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Scholarship followed by an extended training in Manchester Royal Infirmary in the UK.

Since his return to Sri Lanka in the year 2002, he underwent Postgraduate Programs in Hospital Administration from Apollo Hospitals Med Varsity, and Family Medicine from Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK. He obtained Masters degree in Business Administration from Bucks New University in UK. He was also the official Physician to UN Secretary General Mr. Coffi Annan during his visit to Sri Lanka in the year 2005. 

Dr. Iraivan is also a life member of Sri Lanka Medical Association , College of Medical administrators of Sri Lanka and Fellow Member of Institute of Charted Professional Managers of Sri Lanka.

In the year 2007, he was appointed as the Assistant General Manager and Head of Operations of Lanka Hospitals PLC and was involved in administration and general management of the hospital in diverse areas. His core strengths are healthcare Business development, strategy formulation, Quality accreditations and Hospital administration. After he took over as the Deputy Director Medical administration in year 2013, he continued the responsibilities of his previous position in addition to the medical administrative functions and led the team to achieve the prestigious and highest Quality standard, Joint Commission Accreditation (JCIA) to the hospital. In addition, he was involved in obtaining ISO 14001 and 22000 to the hospital. He is a firm believer of quality initiatives and total quality management and continues to embrace this in all activities.

He joined Browns Group of Companies as Chief Executive Officer of Browns Healthcare and Hospitals in year 2015 where he took the initiative to turn around the healthcare business into a profit-making venture. Dr. Iraivan during his tenure at Browns Hospitals initiated and obtained ISO 9001-2015 certification from Sri Lanka Standard Institute (SLSI) to the Hospital. He managed to turn around the business of the existing hospital through diverse strategic decisions including acquiring another healthcare entity with the vision of expanding the business in the country.

After completing a successful tenure at Browns Health care, he had joined the Melstacorp PLC, one of the Sri Lanka’s blue chip companies and he is currently holding the position of Chief Executive officer of Hospitals projects for Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of this group.

He is also a Board of Director of Hospital management Melsta (Pvt) Ltd and Melsta Healthcare Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, other subsidiaries of the group which is managing Joseph Frazer Memorial Hospital, Colombo, a premiere facility for Woman and Child heath which renovated and re-launched to the public with state of Art facilities. In year 2020, he achieved another mile stone by doing the acquisition of Browns Hospitals Ragama, under Melsta Health and renamed it as Melsta Hospitals Ragama and serving as Executive Director/CEO.

In addition to his Medical and Administrative profession, Dr. K. T. Iraivan is a visiting lecturer for both Undergraduate and Master’s streams of hospital facility management at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is also a lecturer for Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality and Patients Safety at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo-Srilanka.

He delivers public lectures in Health Management and Healthy Living Tools to various Corporate entities. He offers services as a Consultant for hospital strategy development, planning & designing and staff recruitment. His main areas of interests are Hospital facility management, management of Healthcare institutions, Green field hospital projects and refurbishment.

M.B.B.S (Ind), D.FM (UK), F.C.I.P(Ind),PG.Dip.Hospital Administration (Ind), M.B.A (UK),FCPM(SL)

Chief Executive Officer- Hospital Management, Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd, (Fully Owned Subsidiary of Melstacorp PLC),
110, Norris Canal Road, Colombo-10

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer – Melsta Hospitals- Ragama
43, Mahabage Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka 

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer – Jospeh Fraser Memorial Hospital By Melsta Health
23, Jospeh Fraser Road, Colombo 05