CME Monthly Forum - "Patient Blood Management Aiming Multidisciplinary Approach with Evidence Based Practice"

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CME Monthly Forum - “LUTS, BPH and PSA- A Uralogist’s Perspective”

CME Monthly Forum - September 2018


CME Monthly Forum - “Gynaecological Cancer Screening”

CME Monthly Forum - August 2018


CME Monthly Forum - “Sinusitis”

CME Monthly Forum - March 2018




CME Monthly Forum - “Types of MCQ and Guidelines for Construction”

CME Monthly Forum - January 2018

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CME Monthly Forum - “Update on Diabetic Foot Disorder”

CME Monthly Forum - November 2017


CME Monthly Forum - “ Beware of Invaders”

CME Monthly Forum - October 2017


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CME Monthly Forum - “ Medico - Legal aspects of blast injuries”

CME Monthly Forum - September 2017



CME Monthly Forum - “ Lies, damn lies and statistics ”

CME Monthly Forum - August 2017

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CME Monthly Forum - “Teaching and learning online: an emerging trend in medical education”

CME Monthly Forum - July 2017

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CME Monthly Forum - “An update on the management of thyroid cancer”

CME Monthly Forum - June 2017



CME Monthly Forum - “Trauma induced coagulopathy and it’s laboratory monitoring”

CME Monthly Forum - May 2017



CME Monthly Forum - "Rational use of antibiotics: A Clinician's perspective"

CME Monthly Forum - April 2017

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National project on English and IT Online courses for University Entrants

Senior Professor Nandani de Silva has successfully completed an assignment she had undertaken for the University Grants Commission for the implementation of a national policy decision to enable university entrants who had been given loans to buy laptops at 0% interest to strengthen their English Language and IT Skills through online courses. Prof. Nandani de Silva was the Chairperson of the Special Task Force Committee appointed to see this national project through and gave leadership to the university academics involved in developing the courses for online delivery to the 2015/2016 batch of university entrants (approx. 26,000) who had gained entry through the UGC to Universities island wide. The notice about the Online English and IT courses launched on 27th March 2017 can be viewed on the UGC website at with a link to the two courses and a message from Prof. Nandani de Silva for the IT course at

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Professor Carlo Fonseka Challenge Trophy

4th Inter Medical Faculty Physiology Quiz Competition

The Physiological Society of Sri Lanka organized the competition on 25th June 2016. The competitions were held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. The event was graced by the participation of all nine medical faculties in Sri Lanka. The team representing KDU was placed 4th in the rankings while University of Colombo emerged the champions.

Officer Cadet AHCJ Weerakoon, Lady Officer Cadet GKHC Chandrarathna, Mr DB Athuluwage, Ms AN Waseem and Ms RAS Wijesinghe represented KDU.



Flood Relief Campaign Organized by FOM-KDU

Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm that caused widespread flooding and landslide. Currently over 200000 people are displaced from their homes and living in a variety of safe locations including camps, schools and temples. Majority of these displaced people are in Colombo and Gampaha districts in south west of the country.

In urban areas there are growing health concerns related to the quantity of so much standing water in highly populated areas and the destruction of water and sanitation infrastructurewhich could lead to serious public health issues.

While Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air force have been contributing their full effort to rescue people in flood affected areas we; as the Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University recognized our duty to shoulder the ongoing rescue campaign in Medical aspects.

Under the patronage of our Vice chancellor Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe and the direct guidance of Major General ALDM Gunasekare, Major General JR Kulatunga and Professor MHJ Ariyaratne, Academic staff of FOM,KDU successfully organized a project to help victims of deadly Floods on 20nd and 21st of May 2016.It included medical clinics, distribution of dry rations and financial aids.

Following a difficult journey we could establish a medical clinic in front of the Wellampitiya Police station and a major health camp in Weheragodella Purana Viharaya, Sedawatthe .By the boats provided by Sri Lankan Navy we were able to carry out a mobile clinic and distributed medications and dry rations to their door steps.

More than 300 people have been benefited by the medical clinic and mainly Respiratory conditions, skin conditions, diarrheal diseases were encountered. In addition to that there were some cases with flood related trauma. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and Hypertension were mostly benefited by essential medications.

As medical officers and Academic staff of FOM- KDU, we are very glad to serve the country in a disastrous natural calamity by emphasizing the KDU motto “The Motherland Forever”.


Senior Professor MHR Sheriff received the Presidential Award

Senior Professor M.H.R. Sheriff, senior Professor in Medicine, received the Presidential Award for Scientific Research for the year 2013.


Dr. Ranjith Ellawala Received the Award

Dr. Ranjith Ellawala, Senior lecturer in Surgery received the Award of Excellence in Health Emergency Management in Sri Lanka, awarded by the Health Emergency and Disaster Management Training Center (HEDMaTC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.


The Inter University Paediatrics Quiz Competition 2015

The annual inter university paediatric quiz competition organized by Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation on the 1st of November 2015 for the ninth time. Teams representing eight medical faculties of the country participated in the competition. For the second time students of Faculty of Medicine, Kotelawala Defence University participated in the competition and won first place becoming the 3rd University to obtain the trophy for the last 9 years.

The winning Team
2/Lt WPAM Abeysekara
2/Lt RKS Dilanka
2/Lt TASL Karunarathna
2/Lt KM Parakrama
2/Lt KMGL Dias