This programme consists of two days of lectures and one day of skill training. pre-course material can be down-loaded from this site.

Programme Content

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians commenced Pre-intern modules in 2015. Prof Sujeewa Amarasena, President in 2015, initiated this programme with the Ministry of Health. Dr P.G.Mahipala the Director General of Health Services in 2015 facilitated the funds for the programme through the Deputy Director General of Health Services (Education, Training & Research) of the Ministry of Health. At present this programme is coordinated by the DDG MS(11) under the patronage of the DGHS.

The objective of the programme is to provide knowledge and skills in handling Paediatric Medical and Surgical Emergencies. This is important as a number of doctors who qualified from overseas universities with varied backgrounds of medical training joining the Government Health Service.

Programme consists of Paediatric and Neonatal resuscitation, Paediatric trauma, Paediatric and Neonatal emergencies. Details are given in the web site. Participants can download the pre-course material from this site. Pre-course MCQ of NLS and PLS will help you to read the manual. Participants will have to do the on-line pre-course MCQ paper and post-course MCQ paper.

A certificate of participation will be given to those who completed the two days of lectures, one day of hands on skills training and pre and post course MCQ papers. This programme is held in nine provincial centres and handled by the National Coordinator for Education & Training of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. Provincial Centres include Kandy, Karapitiya, Sabaragamuwa, Badulla, Batticoloa , Anuradapura, and Jaffna.

In order to develop personal competencies, they can join courses conducted by College of Paediatricians on a monthly basis.

Content of  Courses

Life support:

  • Basic life support
  • Advanced support of the airway and ventilation
  • Cardiac arrest management and defibrillation

Seriously ill child:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Shock
  • Dengue shock
  • Abnormal pulse rate and Cardiac dysrrhythmias
  • Decreased conscious level
  • Convulsing child
  • Snake bite and poisoning

Seriously injured child:

  • Chest injury
  • Abdominal injury
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal injury
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electrical injuries and drowning

Skill Stations:

  • Airway and breathing
  • Basic Life support
  • Defibrillation

How to Register – Click Here to Register

Online Registration Form

Pre-Course Materials

These can be downloaded from here. A hard copy of Neonatal Life Support Course and Standard Treatment Protocol will be given at the end of the course

Pre-Intern Programme will commence from 28th April 2017

Pre-Course Materials:

Accommodation Details:

Those who need accommodation please contact “Nagarodaya” on 0112667364 / 0112667366 (which is 200 meters from the Hospital) or “Cetrac” at Battaramulla Telephone number 0112784411. Accommodation should be borne by you.

Parking Space

A Public Car Park is available on the Baseline Road in front of the Welikada Prison.

Course Venue
New Auditorium
3rd Floor
Lady Ridgeway Hospital
Entrance from Maradana Road gate

Course Programme: Three full days
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Day One (Lectures)    0745 – 1700 hrs
Day Two (Lectures)    0800 – 1700 hrs
Day Three (Lectures)  0800 – 1700 hrs

Office :
Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
No 44/1, GnanarthaPradeepaMawatha
Colombo – 10
Opposite: LRH main gate on Maradana Road
Tele – 0778872007
Fax – 00-94-11-2684625
E mail –
Web site:

For the inquiries please contact Skill course coordinator 077-8872007