Professor Saroj Jayasinghe is the Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Colombo and a Consultant to the Department of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University.
He was one of the longest serving consultant physicians at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka until he retired in 2021. He was the Chair Professor in Clinical Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo.
He has MBBS (Hons.), MD (Colombo), and MD (Bristol, UK), and MRCP (UK).
Prof. Jayasinghe is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London, the Ceylon College of Physicians and the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka.
In 2016, he was awarded his third doctorate, a PhD by the University of Colombo for his thesis on urban poor. He has over 150 publications in medical journals and involved in several research projects on COVID-19.
Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe played a key role in initiating medical curriculum reforms and therefore contributed to the process of initiating the specialty of Medical Education in Sri Lanka. He was the founder head of the Department of Medical Humanities of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, the first in South Asia.
Prof. Jayasinghe in involved in many projects and programmes involving education, humanities, social medicine, human behaviour and human neuroscience and collaborates with many national and international organisations and institutes in a multitude of fields from medicine, healthcare and education to arts and humanities.
He is consultant, advisor, editor and a project supervisor for the Institute of Multimedia Education