About Us

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka — a distinguished institution with a rich legacy dating back to its establishment in 1870. Recognized as the premier medical school in the country, our faculty stands at the forefront of medical education, research, and community health services. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, encompassing groundbreaking research initiatives and a steadfast dedication to the well-being of our community. With a history steeped in academic tradition and a forward-looking approach, we take pride in nurturing the next generation of medical professionals who will shape the future of healthcare in Sri Lanka and beyond. Join us on a journey of discovery, learning, and service as we continue to uphold the highest standards in medical education and contribute to the betterment of health for all.

OUR Vision

To be a global centre of excellence in the education of healthcare professionals, building synergies between education, research, and clinical care in partnership with stakeholders.

OUR Mission

To improve the health of individuals and communities and contribute to development of medical and health sciences by producing professionals who are competent, compassionate and caring through excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and clinical care.

OUR Values

  • Lifelong Learning & Critical thinking

    The Faculty inculcates life-long learning and critical thinking among students and staff.

  • Academic Freedom

    The Faculty provides freedom to teach, conduct research, speak and publish without penalization wherever the search for truth and understanding may lead.

  • Innovativeness and Creativity

    Faculty continues to explore and conduct research in search of new knowledge and promote new ventures for human and social upliftment.

  • Integrity

    Achievements of the Faculty are based on the transparency of its actions and the integrity of its performance.

  • Professionalism

    The Faculty expects all students and staff to perform their duties and obligations with utmost care, honesty, integrity, attention-to-detail and fineness.

  • Responsibility and Accountability

    The Faculty operates with a sense of responsibility and accountability.

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness & Equal Opportunity

    The Faculty recognizes that its strength and unity comes from by being inclusive and providing equal opportunities to the diverse group of staff and students.

  • Team work, Leadership, Efficiency & Commitment

    he Faculty encourages teamwork and leadership among all its employees to achieve goals with highest level of enthusiasm and commitment.

  • Positive Environment

    The Faculty promotes an environment that leads to contentment at work, happiness in life and social inclusiveness.

  • Social Consciousness

    The Faculty is sensitive to the needs of the wider society.