Apart from teaching undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine, the Department is also involved in post-graduate training activities . The Clinical Unit is housed in Ward 1 of the Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, the only Teaching hospital in Southern Sri Lanka. The University paediatric unit has 78 acute paediatric beds and a special care baby unit which provides services to critically sick babies.

Our research interests include Nephrology, Mycoplasma infection, Endocrinology, Child abuse and neglect and Metabolic bone disease. We also conduct specialised clinics such as renal and endocrine at Teaching Hospital Karapitiya and at the Faculty of Medicine. Representatives from our department also serve on numerous national and international committees dedicated to the development of research and formulation of health policies.