Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Established 1962
Type Public
Dean Prof. M.D. Lamawansa
Location Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Campus Subrban
Website www.med.pdn.ac.lk

Faculty of Medicine is one of the eight faculties in University of Peradeniya. It is the second faculty of Medicine in Sri Lanka.[1]


Faculty of Medicine is situated at the Galaha Junction, Peradeniya, on the other side of the entrance to the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya. In addition to the buildings located in the main campus, faculty operates a rural field practice area known as "Hindagala Community Health Project" covering 62 square kilometers and with a population of 20,000.

Departments of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Department of Anatomy [1]
  • Department of Surgery [2]
  • Department of Biochemistry [3]
  • Department of Paediatrics [4]
  • Department of Physiology [5]
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology [6]
  • Department of Pharmacology [7]
  • Department of Psychiatry [8]
  • Department of Parasitology [9]
  • Department of Anaesthesiology [10]
  • Department of Microbiology [11]
  • Nuclear Medicine Unit [12]
  • Department of Pathology [13]
  • Department of Forensic Medicine [14]
  • Medical Education Unit [15]
  • Department of Community Medicine [16]
  • Department of Medicine [17]


Faculty of Medicine is established in the University of Peradeniya in 1962 under the provisions made by Ministry of Health. Professor Seneka Bibile; Professor of Pharmacology, who was elected Dean of this Faculty of Medicine in 1967, is largely responsible for the faculty’s growth. He established the Medical Education Unit in the Faculty, which became a World Health Organization recognized teacher training centre for health professionals in the South-East Asian Region. And it was in his period, the plans for the building of a teaching hospital at the Peradeniya Campus were initiated. This 500-bed hospital, Teaching Hospital of Peradeniya was completed in 1980 and does a valuable service to the area.

Hospitals affiliated to the faculty[edit]

The students of the faculty of Medicine receive their clinical training at 5 hospitals currently. They are;

Deans of the faculty[edit]

  • Prof. Seneka Bibile (1966-1969)
  • Prof. G.E.Tennakoon (1969-1970)
  • Prof. A.D.P Jayatilake (1970-1972)
  • Prof. B.A Jayaweera (1972-1975)
  • Prof. H Ranasinghe (1975)
  • Prof. R.G. Panabokke (1975-1981)
  • Prof. Malcolm Fernando (1981-1984)
  • Prof. V Basnayake (1984-1986)
  • Prof. Malcolm Fernando (1986-1994)
  • Prof. Nimal Senanayake (1994-1999)
  • Prof. Malini Udupihille (1999-2002)
  • Prof. Ananda Wijekoon (2002-to 2005)
  • Prof. Chula Goonasekara
  • Prof. I. Amarasinghe
  • Prof. Gamini Buthpitiya (2010-2013)
  • Prof. M.D Lamawansa (2013-present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dean's Message...". University of Peradeniya. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 

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