Please note that due to the prevailing situation, the PGIM Ethics Committee will temporarily accept soft copies of the applications submitted for review via You will be notified to handover the hardcopies as soon as the PGIM Ethics Review Committee Office reopens

Submission Guidelines

Please note that the ERC Application submission procedure has been changed with effect from 15thMay 2018.

You must submit the ERC Applications to the ERC Office in the prescribed format and shall include the following documents.

1.Covering letter: covering letter should be signed by the applicant. If the applicant is a postgraduate trainee of the PGIM, covering letter should be submitted through the supervisor who is officially assigned to the applicant.

2. Declaration of Applicant

3.Submission Check List

4.Research Protocol (03 copies).

5.Information Sheet and Consent Form  in English, and in Sinhala and Tamil where appropriate (03 copies)

6.Other relevant documents (i.e. questionnaires) in English, and in Sinhala and Tamil where appropriate (03 copies).

7.Approval letter from the relevant Board of Study for postgraduate study protocols.

8.Curriculum Vitae of principal investigator and all the co-investigators as per the given format. Each CV should not be more than 2-3 pages, unless a complete CV is specifically requested.

9.Online payment receipt


Upon receipt of your application with all the relevant documents and the payment receipt, staff of the ERC office will issue you a Document Receipt Form with a registration number i.e. ERC/PGIM/2018/xxxx. You should use this reference number in all future communications with the ERC in relation to your ERC application.


You must also submit a compressed/zipped folder containing soft copies of all the documents relevant to the application to the ERC email – – within 24 hours of receipt of Document Receipt Form. Subject of the email should be ERC Registration Number followed by the last name of the applicant (eg. ERC/PGIM/2018/XXX – Perera).


Non-compliance with the given instructions may cause unnecessary delays in processing your application.



New ERC application and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the following links


Application for Scientific and Ethical Review
Submission Check List
Curriculum Vitae
Sample Information Sheet
Sample Consent Form


ERC Final Report Format  (Word)
ERC Progress Report Format  (Word)

Download above all Documents 

Affiliated Members

Dr. Achala Jayatilleke (Chairperson)
MBBS(Peradeniya), PgDISM(Colombo), MBA(Peradeniya), MSc-BMI(Colombo), MHSc(Tokyo), PhD(Tokyo), MBCS(UK), FRSPH(UK)
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics,
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Secretary)
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

Dr. H.D.Molligoda
MBBS, MS (Obs& Gyn)
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Sciences,
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

Dr Kamani Samarasinghe
MBBS, Dpath, MD (Histopathology)
Senior Lecturer in Laboratory Sciences
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

Non Affiliated Members

Professor Ariaranee Gnanathasan
MBBS, MD (Col), MRCP (UK), M Phil, FRCP (UK)
Professor in Clinical Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Professor Piyanjali de Zoysa
B.A.(Hon) Psych, M.A. Applied (Clinical) Psych, PhD, MBPsyS
Professor in Clinical Psychology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
Professor Amala

Professor Amala De Silva
BA – (University of Colombo), MA – ( University of Sussex )
DPhil – ( University of Sussex )
The Department of Economics, University of Colombo

Professor Ajith Nagahawatte
Professor of Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ruhuna

Dr. I M Lakshman
BA (Colombo), PhD (Monash)
Senior Lecturer in Sociology,
Faculty of Arts,
University of Colombo

Dr Ruwan Ferdinando
MBBS, MSc (Com.Med.), MD(Com.Med.), MBCS, MA , Adv. Dip. (Psychology)
Consultant Community Physician
National Institute for Health Services

Dr Clifford Perera
Board certified Specialist in Forensic Medicine & Head
Dept. of Forensic Medicine
Ruhuna Faculty of Medicine
University of Ruhuna

Dr Dushyanthi Jayawardene
MBBS, MSc (Com Med)
Lecturer in Community Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Non Scientific Members

Mr. Chithivelo Shanmuganathan
Retired Principal

Mr. Neil Rajakaruna
Attorney at Law

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