Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty aspires to be an internationally recognised institution of higher education in a culture of excellence and integrity that helps to generate and impart knowledge in the medical sciences.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya is situated on a spacious 35 acre campus at Ragama. It is one of eight state medical schools in Sri Lanka.
The Faculty commenced classes with the admission of 120 students in September 1991.The first batch of students completed their five year course and graduated MBBS in September 1996. From 2004, the Faculty has adopted an organ-system based integrated curriculum.
Today, the faculty has about 1000 students on its roll. This includes several foreign students, mainly from other South Asian countries, who have been admitted on a fee levying basis.The Faculty also welcomes students for elective appointments and many students from medical schools in Europe, USA and Australia have spent their elective periods with us.
There is a permanent academic staff of approximately 110 which include 21 professors and in addition over 60 visiting staff that includes consultants who are based in the affiliated teaching hospitals and other universities.