IOFM is a non profit making organisation

Registered Medical Practice under Private Health Service Regulation Council of Sri Lanka


At Institute of Family Medicine, We offer Medical and Dental Services. This Practice beautifully and strategically located at the heart of the Jaffna Town. Jaffna Public Library, Judicial Court and General Hospital are in our neighbourhood. We are in the catchment area of 6 major schools (Jaffna Central, Vembadi Girls, St Patricks, Holly Family Convent, St Jones and Chundiukulli Girls) and many other primary schools. View All



At IOFM we are equipped with Father David Conference Hall. This can cater up-to 150 audiences. In addition there are two more lecture halls with the capacity to cater 50 audiences each. All of these venues are equipped with the state of the art audiovisual technologies with WiFi Internet availability. We also have accommodation facilities with air condition to cater the visiting academics. View All



We offer courses in emergency care (CPR). This centre is equipped with skill lab which can simulate various specialities settings for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Basic IT training and Linguistic studies are offered. OBAs and medical charities are encouraged to use this centre to engage in research and learning activities useful to the community. View All

Dr Liliana Risi says about Family Medicine

Family Medicine is being practised in large parts of the world by doctors of families and by us as general practitioners in North East London.

Individual family members are involved with one another in multiple ways: they communicate; they influence one another and are interdependent at times of illness and health. Growth and development of the individual family members are modified by the family system.  As GPs we make observations of families at the surgery or at home visits witnessing the climate and interaction both within the family and within the social context to better understand trajectories of health and illness. No other doctor looks after the same members of a family, in its widest definition, in the way in which we do. Healthy families make for healthy neighbourhoods, communities, cities and nations. New discoveries in medicine and technology must not distract us from the practice of family medicine, which Kenneth Lane calls the ‘longest art’ because we provide care from ‘cradle to grave’ keeping families well. This is the basis of what makes our work meaningful.

Dr Liliana Risi
North East London Faculty Chair