The University of Sri Jayewardenepura has reached yet another milestone in its journey towards excellence with the appointment of Prof. D.M.S. Fernando (M.B.B.S, Ph.D., from University of Colombo, Pg Dip monitoring and Evaluation from University of Sri Jayewardenepura) as the Acting Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences was approved by the University Grants Commission on the 27th of January 2019 with the following departments:
- Department of Basic Sciences
- Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Department of Nursing and Midwifery
- Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Sri Jayewardenepura long foresaw the necessity of a faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The University will soon recruit qualified staff in relevant fields to cater for the increase of students in the new faculty which will no doubt aid to national contribution and to gains international recognition.
The Faculty of Allied science will get the optimum support from the Faculty of Medical Sciences in its journey to be a recognized faculty in the landscape of Higher Education. The two faculties will be working hand in hand towards producing highly qualified health care professionals for the country.
The University began its expansion in 2016 by establishing two new Faculties: The Faculty of Technology and The Faculty of Engineering. Today the two faculties are functioning with over 1000 and 400 students respectively of three batches. The University has recruited over 20 Ph.D. holders to facilitate the students of the Faculty of Engineering and over 40 Ph.D. holders for the Faculty of Technology.
With the latest edition of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, the University will become a fully-fledged University with eight faculties and one institute.