To be the center of excellence in women health care in Sri Lanka.
To be the center of excellence in maternal,gynaecological & neonatal care by providing quality health care with available resources in a friendly environmental for both workers and patients, while training health professionals related to the field and doing ethical research to upgrade the care and service.


De Soysa Maternity Hospital

Welcome to 1st Maternity Hospital in Sri Lanka/ Ceylon ( the 2nd oldest maternity hospital in Asia).This historical institution,
popularly known as the De Soysa Lying-in -Home or De soysa Maternity Hospital, was founded in the year 1879 through the generosity of Charles Henry de Soysa, a great philanthropist of the era.
Indicated below are a few important landmarks in the history of this institution in relation to safe motherhood within Sri Lanka:

1879 - The 1st Maternity Hospital in Sri Lanka/ Ceylon ( the 2nd oldest maternity hospital in Asia).
1881 - The 1st midwifery training school in Sri Lanka/ Ceylon.
1905 - The 1st caesarean operation performed in the island.
1915 - The 1st training center for medical students and nurses in Sri Lanka.
1921 - The 1st Ante-natal clinic in Asia, for pregnant mothers.
2003 - The 2nd Government Hospital in Sri Lanka to win the Taiki Akimoto award for best implenation of '5 S' in the service sector.

Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senarathne
Minister of Health

Hon. Faizal Cassim
Deputy Minister of Health

Mr. Anura Jayawickrama
Secretory Minster y of Health

Dr.P.G. Mahipala
Director General of Health Services