The Department of Paediatrics was established in 1995. The academic department is situated within the Faculty premises while the Professorial Unit is located at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.




To provide adequate training opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes to produce medical officers self empowered to practice at a primary care level and manage common childhood diseases and health care problems of children in any part of the country.



Participation in Undergraduate Training Programmes

We participate in the MBBS degree programme.


Participation in Postgraduate Training Programmes

The Department of Paediatrics is a recognized training centre for the following training programmes conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo:

  • MD Paediatrics
  • Diploma in Family Medicine (DFM)
  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
  • Diploma in Reproductive Health


Teaching Activities

The department conducts the following teaching activities:

  • Daily ward round teaching
  • Clinic based teaching
  • Ward classes
  • Neonatal teaching in Obstetric units
  • Clinical Lecture Demonstrations by undergraduates
  • Tutorials
  • Lectures in Phase II of the curriculum
  • Skills training sessions



The academic department is located on the third floor of the Anatomy building of the Faculty. It comprises a seminar room and internet facilities.

The Professorial Unit is located at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. A library is available within the ward for the use of staff and students.