Apart from teaching undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine, the Department is also involved in post-graduate training activities. The Clinical Unit is housed in Ward 1 of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo, the only children's hospital in Sri Lanka. Our research interests include Gastroenterology, Developmental Paediatrics, Neurology, Endocrinology, Neonatology, Intensive Care, Nutrition and Neurology. We also conduct specialised Child Development, Renal, Endocrine and Obesity clinics at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Representatives from our department also so serve on numerous national and international committees dedicated to the development of research and formulation of health policies.