The new Medical Faculty atttached to Sabaragamuwa University at Batuhena area in Kuruwita is scheduled to be inaugurated on 17th of January under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne .
Ratnapura General Hospital is scheduled to be Promoted to a rank of Teaching Hospital on same day to facilitate the clinical training of the Medical students attached to new Medical Faculty in Sabaragamuwa.
This new Medical Faculty built in view of expanding the Medical Education in Sri Lanka ,had been built with Laboratories equipped with modern facilities and A complete Hostal it has been reported.Rs.2000 million has been allocated for the new Medical Faculty from the Annual Budget in 2018.
A batch of 75 new Medical Students are due to be recruited to the Medical faculty and given registration under the first phase on 17th.
Professor NirMali Wikramasinghe has been appointed as the acting Dean of the Sabaragamuwa Medical Faculty.