Welcome to Our  department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Message from the Head of Department 

Welcome to the website of the Department of Forensic Medicine  and Toxicology. Our department was    established  in 1951, as a  separate department  in  the Faculty of  Medicine,  University  of  Colombo. Priorto    this, services for  academic  purposes  were rendered through  the lectures conducted  by the Judicial  Medical Officer.  The services of our department are extended to professionals in various fields as well as to the general public.   Our staff is dedicated in training under-graduates and post-graduates of Medicine and professionals  in  fields  related  to forensic  medicine.  We believe that research holds a key for the betterment of  the     services   we provide, hence we are involved in many researches as  well.   Moreover  we    provide  the   services   of    Judicial  Medical    Officer,  Forensic  Pathology  and Clinical  Forensic  Medicine services. 

Our website introduces the department  and its dedicated staff, the Contact details  and   the  service  we  provide  to  the society as a  whole and  the facilities  we grant  for  the students  Our   website provides  information on  the educational   programs conducted  by the department  and  for  registered  students  who are  participating  in our   external courses the ability to download course related material. Additionally, we also provide our website visitors the opportunity of  placing  inquiries with quick and fast response   regarding    those   questions   


We hope our website will be of benefit to you!  


Dr. Jean Perera
Head of the Department & Senior Lecturer.
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Colombo