Judicial Medical Officer Services include Forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine. These are provided to six police areas (Welikada, Wellampitiya, Thalangama, Mulleriyawa, Athurugiriya and Nawagamuwa)
- Medico-legal investigation of sudden, unexpected or unnatural deaths by performing autopsies and other relevant special investigations.
- Visit scenes of crime / death to assist police and courts in reconstruction of incidents.
- Conduct microscopic, serological, chemical and other examination of organs, tissues and fluids taken from deceased persons.
- Provide expert advice to Government Medical Officers in performing postmortem examination.
- Perform exhumations and postmortem examinations on exhumed bodies.
- Assist police to identify deceased persons or skeletal remains by examining specimens produce.
- Perform medico-legal examinations of victims of assaults and accidents.
- Examine and report on cases of drunkenness, victims of sexual assaults, persons in custody, persons referred by courts for age estimation, human rights violations and other relevant special investigations.
- Conduct relevant investigations in all the above cases.
- Provide expert advice to the judiciary and the Attorney-General’s Department when required.
- Entomological studies.
Education of police, lawyers, magistrates, probation officers and other related professionals on various aspects of Forensic Medicine is undertaken by the academic staff.