Lanka Hospitals Academy

About Lanka Hospitals Academy

Academy Profile

Established in 2019, the Lanka Hospitals Academy (LHA) was founded with the vision of producing and training skilled health care professionals to cater to the expanding health care sector in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region. The availability of a fully equipped clinical setting is an essential requirement to train healthcare professionals. The strength of LHA lies in the fact that its clinical training is based at the Joint Commission International (JCI) – accredited Lanka Hospitals, a hospital of international standards.

The courses offered at LHA are meticulously designed and conducted by some of Sri Lanka’s top professionals. These include experienced medical specialists and other professionals attached to Lanka Hospitals and prominent local universities. LHA provides the ideal nurturing ground for employees in the healthcare industry who wish to better their prospects. We focus on training our students adequately in both theoretical and practical aspects making them all-rounders in their respective fields. Full-time courses are offered to school leavers, graduate students & others who plan to pursue a career in the healthcare industry.

The Lanka Hospitals School of Nursing is one of the most successful nursing schools in the private health sector. For 15 years the school has produced excellent nurses who have risen to great heights in the Sri Lankan private health sector. Following the establishment of LHA, an array of new courses have been introduced. These include Diploma courses in Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Certificate courses in Phlebotomy, First Aid and Caregiver Training among others. In addition to these, tailor-made training courses are conducted for leading national organisations on request.

LHA also offers observer-ship programmes for students who wish to pursue a degree in medicine. This is available to students who have completed their advanced level at local and international schools as well as for foreign universities. This programme aims to educate them about the basics of clinical medicine and prepare them for the journey they wish to embark on.

LHA has recently undertaken to provide a clinical training component for a number of healthcare courses offered by leading universities and educational institutions in Sri Lanka and in the South Asian region.

The LHA is currently located at the Lanka Hospitals’ administration office building at No.598, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 5, in close proximity to the hospital. The setup includes the administrative office, lecture halls and skills lab. Join us at LHA as we take healthcare education to the next level.

Diploma Programmes

Course title:

Diploma in Hospital and Community Pharmacy

Description: A pharmacist is “a person prepared to formulate, dispense and provide clinical information on drugs of medications to health professionals and patients”

A pharmacist plays a key role in providing quality healthcare and pharmaceutical care. This course is designed to give a thorough understanding of the various aspects on the subject of pharmacy and to train the students to sit for the Certificate of Efficiency in Hospital and Community Pharmacy examination conducted by Ceylon Medical College Council. This qualification will allow the trainees to work in an organization as a qualified pharmacist or to start their own pharmacy and grow as an entrepreneur.

Course Objectives To provide the participant a with the necessary theoretical input &
practical experience to gain a thorough knowledge about the subject of pharmacy.
To prepare the trainee to sit for the Certificate of Efficiency in Hospital and Community Pharmacy examination conducted by Ceylon Medical College Council.
Course Content 01 : Anatomy and Physiology
02 : Pharmaceutics
03 : Pharmacology and Therapeutics
04 : Pharmacy Practice
05 : Forensic Pharmacy
06 : Communication for Pharmacists
07 : Dispensing Practice
Course Duration Two years
Entry Requirement Be successful in G.C.E. (O/L) with Credit pass in English.

G.C.E. (A/L ): Pass in Chemistry and two passes from the following
subjects : Biology/ Physics/ Mathematics and Agriculture, in one sitting.
Course Coordinator Ms Chamalika Senaratne, Senior Executive – Training, LHA
Chief Resource Person: Ms Lakmali Hemachandra, Pharmacy Manager, LHC

Certificate Programmes


Course title:

Caregiver Training Programme

Description: This training programme is targeted at Nursing Assistants who provide home level care for sick, elderly and disabled persons. The course will educate the trainees to build up a healthy professional relationship with the client they need to care for. The trainees are also taught how the immediate environment of the client can be made as comfortable as possible. The successful trainees are awarded the NVQ level 3 certificate by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka (TVEC). NVQ is an internationally recognized qualification, which will assist the trainees to obtain employment abroad, particularly in countries such as Japan.
Course Objectives To educate the trainee to communicate and attend to the basic needs of a sick, elderly or a disabled person.

To educate the trainee to make the immediate environment as comfortable as possible for the client.

Course Duration 45 days
Course Contents Assess the client
Prepare care plan
Carry out self-preparation activities
Maintain personal hygiene and appearance of the client
Handle client’s movements
Carry out housekeeping activities
Maintain the relationship with the client
Administer medication
Maintain nutrition of the client
Provide special care
Promote client’s comfort
Ensure safe and healthy environment
Entry Requirement Age = 18-35 is preferred. Height = Not less than 4’ 6” Successful at G.C.E. (O/L) with a pass in English language.
Course Coordinator Ms. Chamalika Senaratne – Senior Executive-Training – Lanka Hospitals Academy
Chief Resource Person: Ms. Chitra Damayanthi, Deputy Chief Matron – Lanka Hospitals


Course title:

Certificate Course in Phlebotomy

Description: Results of all patient medical investigations primarily depend on how accurately a blood, urine or tissue sample is collected. However currently there is no formal course in Sri Lanka that offers training for phlebotomists who play a crucial role in collecting these samples. This course is designed to train such staff employed by hospitals, laboratories or collection centers, as knowledgeable competent, skilled and compassionate phlebotomists.

This program has been designed by qualified and experienced medical consultants in the laboratory field and will be conducted in a state-of-the-art center with modern technology.

Course Objectives: To train any individual / group of staff as competent, skilled and compassionate phlebotomists through necessary theoretical and practical inputs.
To provide hospitals, laboratories and sample collection centers with a trained community of phlebotomists with professional certification.
Course Duration 5 months (Conducted on Saturdays)
Entry Requirements Successful at G.C.E. (O/L) with Credit passes in Science & English
Course Coordinator Ms. Chamalika Senaratne, Senior Executive – Lanka Hospital Academy
Chief Resource Person Mr. Susantha Liyanage, Manager – Quality Assurance – Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD)


Course title:

First Aid and Basic Life Support training

Description: Knowledge and training in first aid and basic life support should be a must for every citizen since we do not know when and where an emergency situation can happen. However it is essential for trainers who handle groups of persons, for organizations and offices where large group of people can be present. This training introduce students to the concepts, analysis, in assessing and solving emergency care issues. It also encourage students to adhere to ethical practices at all times.
Course Objectives To educate participants about the basic concepts of emergency care, attention to job role, rights and responsibilities.
To act as a life supporter whenever needed to save life of a person.
Course Duration One day
Entry Requirement Individuals who are interested to come forward at a challenging time and save a life. Should be free of any major medical problems.
Course Coordinator Ms Chamalika Senaratne, Senior Executive- Training, LHA
Chief Resource Person: Ms Chitra Damayanthi- Deputy Chief Matron, LHC


Course title:

Observer ship / Training for G.C.E. (A/L) and Medical students

Description: A training aimed at providing an orientation in hospital practice during a period of 10 days for A/L students, who wish to continue their further studies in Medical sciences.
A programme with a wider coverage and a training component has been designed for medical students of foreign universities to obtain practical experience in a Hospital setting.
Course Objectives To provide an opportunity to G.C.E. (A/L) Students to observe operational activities of ten departments in the hospital environment, such as;

  • Support services,
  • Emergency department,
  • Health Check department,
  • Physiotherapy department,
  • Dental unit,
  • Pediatric Unit,
  • Nuclear medicine unit,
  • Nutrition department
  • Pharmacy
  • Diagnostics department to cover X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, Dexa)
    To educate Medical Students to obtain practical experience in four major clinical specialties and other related activities in relevant departments, such as ;
  • To observe basic clinical activities happening in wards and above units
  • To familiarize with medical records keeping / patient records
  • To know about common nursing procedure
  • To know about the infection control procedures in the hospital environment
  • To know about the medication management
  • To know about the Endoscopy, GU center & Dialysis unit
  • To observe and know the activities in the emergency department
  • To know about the Housekeeping functions in hospital environment
Course Duration G.C.E. (A/L) students : 10 days
Medical students : 2 – 3 weeks & Up to 6 weeks
Course Coordinator Ms Chamalika Senaratne, Senior Executive- Training, LHA
Chief Resource Person: Ms Chitra Damayanthi- Deputy Chief Matron, LHC

Lanka Hospitals Nurses Training School

Contact us

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Chamalika Senarathna

Contact number

070 235 2211



Lanka Hospitals Administration Office Building
No. 598, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 5.