About Us

The Colombo Medical School was opened in 1870 in the General Hospital Colombo, with 3 teachers and 25 students. In 1942 the School was affiliated to the University of Colombo as its Faculty of Medicine. Since its inception, it has grown to be a leader among the seven medical faculties in the country, and the region.  

We are attached to the premier medical institution in Sri Lanka, the  The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, which has a bed strength of 3000. 

The academics of the Department. of Clinical Medicine are responsible for providing comprehensive care to out - patients and in - patients attending  National Hospital, Sri Lanka. 

We have a world renowned team of researchers, medical educationists, and specialists from a wide range of medical specialties. The specialities represented include Nephrology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine, Neurology, Rheumatology, Infectious diseases, and intensive care. 

We have a prolific output of research publications annually. Most of our department staff has research degrees from world renowned universities. 

Our academics have also proven their talent in a wide variety of fields including medical journalism, art and music.