Student Training Nurses (Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital)

Student Nurse Training

Applications are invited from citizens of Sri Lanka, who are qualified under the following requirements to be recruited for training at the School of Nursing, Colombo or Kandana attached to Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital for the permanent cadre of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital.

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Should have a minimum number of three (03) passes in Bio Science / Physical Science (Mathematical Stream) of Agricultural Science Stream, (without General Test) at the GCE (A/L) Examination.
  2. Should have passed the GCE (O/L) Examination in 06 subjects with 04 credit passes including Sinhala / Tamil, English, Mathematics, and Sciences in not more than two (Copies of certified certificates mentioned above and average "Z" score should be attached to the application.)

Age Limit and Training Conditions:

  • Age should not be below 18 years and over 25 years as at 02.06.2023.
  • Height should not be less than 5 feet.
  • Be unmarried.
  • Should be physically and mentally sound.
  • Should be prepared to remain unmarried until the training is successfully completed.
  • Should apply Female candidates only.

The selected applicants will be required to undergo a three (3) year training period.


During the period of training at the National School of Nursing at Colombo, and during the period of training, the following payments will be made:

  • First year: Rs. 27,140/- per month
  • Second year: Rs. 27,440/- per month
  • Third year: Rs. 27,740/- per month

In addition to the above payments, allowances approved by the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board will also be paid.

Common Conditions:

  1. During the period of training, the selected applicants are required to abide by the rules and regulations of the Schools of Nursing at Colombo or Kandana.
  2. On Successful completion of the three-year training programme, appointments will be given at Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital as Permanent Nursing Officers of Grade A. Those appointed to the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital as Nursing Officers will not be allowed to transfer to the other hospitals.
  3. Selected candidates are required to contribute to Employee's Provident Fund and Employees' Trust Fund.
  4. Selected candidates will be required to enter into an agreement and a bond with the Sti Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board to complete the three (03) year training course successfully and to serve in the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital for a minimum period of 10 years.
  5. Selected candidates should hand over the above Agreement and Bond to the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board prior to the commencement of the training.
  6. If any of the conditions of the above agreement have been violated by a trainee, she should pay the value of the guarantee of Rupees Three Hundred Thousand (Rs. 300,000/-) and other expenses borne by the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board on behalf of the training to Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board.
  7. Training will be suspended if found any disciplinary action or poor physical and mental fitness during the training period.
  8. Training will be suspended if found that required qualifications have not been fulfilled or incorrect information has been submitted.

Method of Application:

Candidates who have completed qualifications in No. A could apply for the training only if they agree to the conditions in No. D. "Application for Student Nurses" should be marked on the left-hand top corner of the envelope. All applications should reach the Director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital on or before 02.06.2023.

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