The Ministry of Education has announced that students will be admitted to the Medical Faculty of the University of Moratuwa from this year.
Ministry of Education Secretary, Professor Kapila Perera, said a new faculty would be set up near the Nagoda General Hospital in Kalutara.
A plot of land has been identified for this purpose. However, he said lectures for medical students will be held on several government campuses until permanent buildings are built.
The first batch is scheduled to enroll 70 students.
The students will be selected on the basis of the results of the students who passed the GCE Advanced Level Examination in 2019.
He also said that the medical training of medical students will be conducted at the Kalutara General Hospital.