We offer an excellent educational environment for learning, teaching and research in the fields of medicine. We are one of the leading medical schools in the island, and the first faculty to offer paramedical degree programmes in Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Human Biology in addition the Medical degree programme.


Our affiliated teaching hospitals, Colombo South Teaching Hospital and the Sri Jayewardenepura Teaching Hospital, are considered as main tertiary referral centres in the island. These hospitals are well equipped with modern state-of-the-art technology and with a high patient enrolment these two institutions provide both undergraduate and postgraduate students a truly world class patient centered learning environment. The Faculty offers an extensive training programme in Family Medicine conducted at the modern Family Practice Centre, the first of such programs initiated in Sri Lanka for training of family physicians.

Our faculty is dedicated to providing a world-class education. Our flexible modular based curriculum is designed to facilitate students to excel according to their individual learning styles by providing a platform for learner and student centric experience. In our constant effort to enhance student and staff friendly teaching and learning experiences, the department of medical education regularly evaluates our teaching programmes and curricular designed with much emphasis on staff and student feedback. We invite foreign students to join our excellent elective program and to enjoy our Sri Lankan hospitality; learn medicine in a tropical environment and read excellent reviews written by previous students.

With many opportunities for basic and clinical research, the Faculty of Medical Sciences provides a worthy research environment for faculty members and students while developing capacity of future medical graduates. Research and development in the faculty addresses national priorities and current global issues seeking to produce high impact, constantly relevant and internationally recognised research by close collaboration with key international research groups and laboratories. Several such ongoing programmes are well established and we constantly seek research links to extend our global reach.

Established in 1993, the Faculty of Medical Sciences is one of the faculties in the largest University in Sri Lanka in terms of student numbers. Our University has ample space, is easily reachable, and has excellent facilities for educational and extracurricular activities with extensive infrastructure development programmes underway.

We warmly welcome you to the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Prof. Aloka Pathirana
Dean and Professor of Surgery

Telephone : +94 11 280 1952
Fax : +94 11 280 1480
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