The University of Peradeniya is the most beautiful in Sri Lanka and one of the finest in the entirety of South Asia. It is a multicultural, multidisciplinary academic centre with nine faculties and residential facilities and amenities catering to the needs of all students. We have an Olympic-standard swimming pool, a large gymnasium, playgrounds, walking tracks and a beautiful garden in this wonderful premises. The students can experience the microcosm of society and have the opportunity to associate with students from other faculties who would add colour, enjoyment and experience while introducing them to the fantastic journey of university life.
To focus on the medical Faculty proper, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, was established in 1967. Since its establishment, the Faculty has carried an excellent academic history, not to mention being the alma mater of some of the finest clinicians our country can boast of. They have contributed to global measures towards advancing medicine and patient care.
We have a highly qualified staff of 127 and a student population numbering 1200, excluding the current intake. Thus, there is enough space to teach, study, and do extracurricular activities. We have made every effort possible to make the faculty student-centric, give pride of place to all associated activities, and have many programmes to support students. Furthermore, on the premises, we monitor the setting of our Faculty constantly to ensure no harassment and maximum positive student well-being, providing them with all the assistance to adjust and focus on studies comfortably. Students have been assigned to student counsellors who would be taking a personal interest in them and liaising with them regularly to help cope with academic challenges and other personal issues they may encounter.
The curriculum is regularly updated and focuses on imparting academic knowledge and theory with hands-on clinical training on par with other renowned universities globally. We also have a strong alumni association with global links that play a very keen role in providing maximum support in all facets of student life.
The Faculty is committed to conducting impactful research conforming to international standards of excellence. Research at the Faculty primarily attempts to identify and find solutions to significant health problems in our country and region. We aim to expand our collaborative, translational research areas exploring new avenues of investigation innovation and fostering the growth of a healthy research culture while nurturing a future generation of young scientists.
We are proud of our growing number of research projects, publications and citations, and the global impact in our respective fields.
Professor Vasanthi Pinto
(MD, FRCA, FCARCSI)
Faculty of Medicine
University of Peradeniya