The FIM is the premier Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka that provides instructions in Ayurveda, Unani and Indigenous system of medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The college of Ayurveda was first started in the Island , subsequently upgraded and affiliated to the University of Colombo in the year 1977 as the Institute of Indigenous Medicine.

The Faculty of Indigenous Medicine of the University of Colombo was established by an order of Gazette Extraordinary No 2319/22 – Wednesday, February 13, 2023, as the 10th  Faculty of the University effective on the 1st of March 2023.

FIM produces Medical professionals to meet the challenging needs of primary health care, general health care problems, health promotions and disease prevention.


Dean’s Message
                                     Prof. Pathirage Kamal Perera

The Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo is committed to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and innovation, and the provision of healthcare services. Our faculty is excellent in Ayurveda, Unani and traditional systems of medicine in Sri Lanka blend with integrative medical approaches.