Prof Indran Indrakrishnan honoured by Georgia Senate

Recently, the Georgia Senate (USA) honoured Prof Indran Indrakrishnan, a graduate from Colombo Medical Faculty through its bipartisan resolution unanimously passed by the senators at the state assembly. No other physician has received such a distinguished recognition in the history of Georgia Senate. Prof Indrakrishnan was honoured for his exceptional work in treating and raising awareness on colon cancer and other gastroenterological diseases. He is the first physician of Asian origin to be appointed by any governor to serve on Georgia Board for Physician work force.
Prof Indrakrishnan has graduated from Colombo Medical Faculty in 1985 and currently he is the Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

Faculty of Medicine, Colombo emerges World Champions at the International Inter-Medical School Physiology quiz, held in Malaysia

The Faculty of Medicine, Colombo secured the world championship when they won the Prof A Raman Challenge trophy at the 15th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 16-17 of August 2017.

The team from Colombo comprising Poorni Fernando, Sathee Hewakuruppu, Chamath Jayakody, Supun Prabhashwara and PamodhYasawardene of the AL 2013 intake competed against 463 medical students representing 103 universities from 22 countries worldwide from Asia, Australia and UK. The National University of Singapore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Charles Darwin and Flinders Universities of Australia and University of Bristol, UK were among the competitors for this prestigious trophy. Colombo Medical faculty team was the second runners-up in 2016.

The quiz is organised to honour the late Professor A. Raman who was the first Malaysian

Professor of Physiology and Head of Department of Physiology of the oldest university in Malaysia, University of Malaya. The IMSPQ is one of the key events in the Physiology academic calendar that enables and inspires both students and teachers to enjoy this basic science which forms the backbone of Medicine. The quiz has become a model for the national physiological societies of many other countries to achieve the goals of enhancing the learning and teaching of Physiology. 




  The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo will entertain Applications for the above course/s from those who possess the under mentioned requirements

CERTIFICATE COURSE :  Medical and paramedical personnel, supervisory or higher grade officers with at least two (2) years experience in an industrial / work setting.

Duration : Four (4) months on a part time basis Sundays only.

DIPLOMA COURSE :  (a) Basic degree from a recognized University


(b) Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate course in Occupational Health and Safety conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and scored 65% and above at the end of course examination and followed by three (3) years of work experience in the field of occupational health and safety


( c) Passes in three subjects at the GCE (A/L) examination at one sitting with five (5) years of work experience in the field of occupational health and safety as middle level managers or above.

Duration :  Twelve (12) months on a part time basis on Sundays only.

Further details and application forms could be obtained from the  Course Co-ordinator, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08  on paying a fee of Rs. 250/= to any branch of the People's Bank, to be credited to, ”University of  Colombo  Application code No. 311042700006”. Please send two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes with the copy of the above slip and write “Certificate / Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope if you request for application forms by post.

Completed application forms should be handed over or sent by registered post on or before

2 April 2018, to:     Course Co-ordinator,   Mobile : 0718085018  Office :  2677765

                              Certificate / Diploma in occupational health & safety

                              Department of Community Medicine,

                              Faculty of Medicine

                              No. 25, Kynsey Road

                              Colombo 08.








The information portal ( of the Sri Lankan tobacco observatory, the Centre for Combatting Tobacco (CCT) was launched by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo on 07th July 2017 at The Hotel Kingsbury, Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is now accessible to the public. 

Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) was established at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (UCFM). The aim is to monitor the activities of the tobacco industry related to the Article 5.3 of the Frame work Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Sri Lanka and the region. The findings would be disseminated to the policy makers and general public via the  MediaWiki information portal

CCT is a project powered by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The UNION) and the FCTC secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO). The local partners to this project are National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). The technical support was provided by the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) of University of Bath and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco (UCSF).





"The Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Medicine, titled Research for Development: Promoting Innovation to Drive Health Care was successfully held on 28th November 2017 at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo."