The Department of Community Medicine in Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka is the premier center for public health training and research in Rajarata area. The primary mission of the Department of Community Medicine is to develop an outstanding academic environment for undergraduate and postgraduate training in public health and community medicine through unique blend of traditional community medicine teaching and hands on public health experience.

The department is devoted to the promotion of public health through education, research, and community service. It conducts internationally renowned cross cutting interdisciplinary research into a wide range of public health issues including neglected tropical diseases and maternal and child health. The department features numerous opportunities for community-based student learning, experience in real life public health interventions and outreach programs and partnerships that promote health and the quality of life in rural population in Rajarata area.

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