The Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit is one of the best government owned units of its category. it is a tertiary care center for all types of open and minimally Invasive surgeries of the thoracic cavity which provides its services on time without very long waiting lists.
It is the first unit of Sri Lanka which carried out an open heart surgery for a neonate to correct transposition of great vessels. Since then many "firsts" in Sri Lanka have been carried out by the unit.
The unit has a separate state of the art operation theatre facility with two operation suits for cardiothoracic surgeries in addition to our main operation theatre complex. A separate 12 bedded ICU facility is also available to take care of post-surgical patients.