Department of Family Medicine was initiated in 2006 with the recruitment of two Academic staff members. The Unit is involved in carrying out teaching activities, primary care research and clinical services to the community through daily community Family Practice clinics.
Our mission is to promote primary health care through undergraduate (and post graduate education), Research and quality primary care clinical services. We provide first contact care to the community by maintaining the Family Practice Centre and free clinics, and exposing the undergraduates to the basics of the primary care at a community Family Practice Clinic. Students are also given the opportunity to visit the community General Practitioners, Outpatient Department at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and the Municipality clinic and the Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Kirula Road, Narahenpita as part of their clinical attachment.