Our Mission

To Produce scientifically trained, socially responsible, compassionate doctors and instill in them a spirit of inquiry and learning.

To Contribute to the body of knowledge in medicine and allied fields in a meaningful manner.

To Help serve the Immediate and long term medical and social needs of our society.

News Highlights
  • The Department of Surgery has established the following facilities in the Faculty of Medicine for all academic and non-academic staff of the University -
    • Urology Lab - Uriflowmetry test /urodynamics test
      Prof. AUB Pethiyagoda, Professor in Urology
    • Vascular Research Lab - Superficial venous studies – Arterial Duplex studies
      Dr Jeewantha Rathnayake, Snr. Lecturer in Surgery
    • Advanced Surgical Skills Lab - Laparoscopic module for basic laparoscopic training, basic surgical skills (skin suturing, tissue dissection, anastomosis of bowels, blood vessels, tendon suturing, handling of instruments, knot tying)
      Prof. Arinda Dharmapala, Professor in Surgery

  • The University of Peradeniya Debate Team emerged as the Runners Up in the 2022 “Clash of Minds” Inter-University English Debate Tournament, held on 18th June 2022

Recent Research and Publications

  • Prof. Heshan Jayaweera, Prof Harendra De Silva and Dr Navoda Atapattu have published a book namely “An Overview of Feeding and Nurturing Your Newborn and Infant (a Guide for Parents, General Practitioners, Students, and Others).

  • Dr. A. Jayasinghe and Dr Arjuna Wijekoon have published a book “Nirvindanaya Saralawa” Waidyamaya Pilisadara.

  • Prof. Kalana Maduwage and his team have published an International Research on “Indian Polyvalent Antivenom Accelerates Recovery from Venom-Induced Consumption Coagulopathy (VICC) in Sri Lanka Russell”s Viper (Daboia russelii) Envenoming: Frontiers in Medicine 9:852651. doi.: 10.3389/fmed.2022.852651.

  • The KSM oration 2022, titled “ Controversies of the Gastro – Oesopaheal junction and Cardia and the role of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease”, was delivered by Prof Sulochana Wijethunga on 24th March.
  • Prof. WDMTL Dassanayake has published the following publications, and the DOLs
    • Dassanayake TL. The ‘Boardroom Dilemma’: a cognitive dimensional model for decision-making in academic circles. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2021;30(2):18-21. doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v30i2.300.
    • Dassanayake TL. Discipline-Centred Learning: An Integrative Model for Medical Undergraduate Education. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2021;15(2):82-4. doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v15i2.372.

  • Dr. M.C. Gihan has been invited to present his paper on “Herbs and Spices in PCOS Therapies: Therapeutic insight into the role of Cinnamon in PCOS” at the past YGAA session at the AOFOG 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.


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