Colombo South Teaching Hospital (CSTH) is the second largest government hospital in Colombo district, located in Kalubowila. The hospital has a bed strength of 1093 with 2320 staff involved in patient care. It provides treatment to about 150 000 inward patients and 75 000 out patients per year.

It serves as the teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura while functioning under the Ministry of Health. The head of the institute is the director. In addition to the University professorial units, the hospital runs an out patients department (OPD) round the clock and admits inpatients to wards of all major disciplines and several medical specialties. In addition to the honorary consultants (specialists) from the faculty, there are about 49 other consultants (specialists) in Anaesthesia, Histopathology, Orthopaedics, Eye Surgery, Neurology, ENT Surgery, Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Judicial Medicine, Microbiology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Oral-maxillofacial (OMF) Surgery, Medicine, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Surgery, Genitor Urinary Surgery, Orthodontics, Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Transfusion Medicine, Vascular and Plastic Surgery Serving CSTH. The hospital is also equipped with intensive care units for Medical, Surgical and Neonatal patients and special unit to treat sexually transmitted diseases. There is also an acupuncture centre located within the hospital premises training and serving local and foreign individuals, even though it has no affiliation to the hospital.


University Units in Hospital

Professorial Ward Numbers (University Units) *

Professorial wards in the CSTH are allocated a number and located in different settings in the hospital.

Unit Ward Number
Professorial Gynaecology & Obstetrics 21 (Antenatal), 22 (Postnatal), 23 (Gynaecology)
Professorial Medicine 1 (Male), 7 (Female)
Professorial Paediatrics 15B
Professorial Surgery 24 (Male), 25 (Female)
Professorial Psychiatry Mana Suwa Piyasa (Ward 33)


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