Student Life – Academic

You probably received a copy of this handbook at the orientation session.

The Medical Library of our Faculty is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka. It is the focal point library of the Health Literature Library and Information Service (HELLIS) network of libraries and information centres in Sri Lanka. The Library is fully automated and integrated with electronic security systems. As a result of new technology, literature reviews via the internet, online database access and access to E-books are now available. Situated on the first floor of the administrative block (Block A), the medical library is well stocked with text books and journals. The collection is annually updated. The library is open to readers from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Friday and on weekends, public holidays, except holidays declared by the university.

Main Library is the focal point of the Library Network of University of Colombo which consist of the branch Libraries of the Faculty of Medicine & Faculty of Science and it caters to Faculties of Arts, Education, Graduate Studies, Law and Management & Finance.  The Main Library is located at Philip Gunawardena Mawatha (Reid Avenue).

University of Colombo collaborates with relevant companies to offer various online work environments for all faculty, students, and staff to simplify their digital life. Now they are privileged to access a wide range of applications and services by logging in with their university email address.


The Faculty of Medicine provides research facilities to those involved in diverse fields of medical science to publish high quality research. This will facilitate promotion of evidence based medicine and thereby improve health care. There are platforms that have been opened to doctors, researchers, scientists in medical sciences and medical education and students in both medical and allied health sciences.