Who are we?

Forte Diagnostics is the most trusted medical laboratory in Sri Lanka. We are the only laboratory in Sri Lanka that offers a comprehensive range of tests under one roof. We have been serving the Sri Lankan health care industry for the past 27 years.

Our expert team of medical professionals are committed to staying true to our mission which is to provide accurate, reliable and timely medical diagnostics to Sri Lankans. We are also a technology-first laboratory which employs the state-of-the-art equipments and procedures to provide a high quality service at all times.

Here’s what makes us unique:

  • 5,000 sq.ft space in the heart of Colombo
  • 10,000 parameters can be processed per day
  • 1000+ special tests under one roof
  • Fastest Turn-around Time (TAT) in the industry
  • 24/7 dedicated Cloud-based Computer System which facilitates one-on-one interactions interaction with Pathologists and doctors
  • Accurate, reliable results
  • Routine tests to complex genomics under one roof
  • Reputed Pathologists, Consultants and Microbiologists authorize every released report
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We are committed to providing accurate and reliable results, and our team of pathologists, consultants, and microbiologists are all highly qualified and experienced, and we use the latest technology to ensure that our results are accurate.

We understand that getting tested can be a daunting experience, so we make the process as easy and convenient as possible. We offer a variety of appointment times, and we can even come to you for home testing. We also offer a 24/7 customer service line so that you can always get in touch with us if you have any questions.

If you are looking for a reliable and comprehensive laboratory service, then Forte Diagnostics is the perfect choice for you. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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At Forte Diagnostics, our sophisticated and spacious laboratory spans over 5,000 sq.ft in a prime location. With a team of dedicated professionals, we handle a wide range of specialized tests. The capacity to process over 10,000 parameters per day showcases our operational efficiency.

Quaking the industry, we boast a high-end diagnostic center capable of running 1000+ special tests under one roof, with an unmatched Turnaround Time (TAT). Our facility in Colombo serves the entire country independently, endorsed by renowned Pathologists, Consultants, and Microbiologists. Our 24/7 dedicated Cloud-based Computer System facilitates seamless interaction with experts for report-related queries.

Commitment to accuracy drives us, offering a comprehensive range of laboratory tests from routine to complex genomics. Forte Diagnostics is your one-stop destination for reliable results, revolutionizing diagnostics with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Our Accreditations

We are ISO 9001-2015 certified for Laboratory Testing & Issuing of Medical Reports on the following areas.

  • Bio Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Serology
  • Clinical Pathology

We are also certified by Bio-Rad for the high-standard of quality in clinical chemistry testing and Hematology testing.

The goal of our many accreditations is to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality medical testing services and reports.

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Quality Assurance

Medical laboratory test quality assurance of Forte Diagnostics Colombo

Forte Diagnostics functions on the principles and values of PAR – Promptness Accuracy Reliability to be on par with International standards


To be the service provider of choice to medical professionals
and patients alike

Accurate, reliable medical testing and results from Forte medical labs Colombo

Be accurate

Fastest turn-around time for medical lab testing in Sri Lanka

On time

Forte Diagnostics Colombo is available any time for medical laboratory testing in Colombo

Every time

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Quality of Our Services

At Forte Diagnostics, we provide high-quality service throughout the entire diagnostic process. From methodical specimen handling to accurate analysis and timely reporting, we strive to exceed client expectations. Our commitment to efficiency, accuracy, and clear communication ensures that our clients receive the exceptional service they deserve.

Our internal quality audits, quality assurance and quality control programmes ensure the achievement of our service quality mission.

Industry-standard specimen handling when conducting medical tests

Specimen handling

Medical test sample processing and analyzing with the latest technologies and equipment in medical laboratory industry

Sample processing and analysis

Accurate, reliable medical lab test reports run through by consultants for quality medical test reporting in Colombo

Reporting of test results

Timely report handover to customers via reliable sources at Forte medical laboratory Sri Lanka

Handling and delivery of supplies and test reports/information to our clients.

Quality of Our Analytical Results

The intergrity and reliability of the testing process have a direct impact on the quality of analytical results produced. Apart from the regular preventive and service maintenance on instruments and compliance to instrument calibration protocols, our laboratories also participate in many internal and external quality control progarmmes to monitor the testing process.

External Quality Assurance Programmes

Bio-Rad is the worldwide leader in quality controls for clinical laboratory. The controls are manufactured independently of the calibrators and reagents, and provide an unbiased, independent assessment of performance, regardless of the instrument or reagent manufacturer.

Siemens, a pioneer in Healthcare based in Germany, partners with Forte Diagnostics supporting our growth and quality protocols since our inception.

Techmed Quality Assurance Scheme

Quality Policy

To provide high-quality medical lab services and improve the health status of the community by providing reliable, accurate, and dependable test results with the highest degree of ethical practice and social responsibility.

  • We are committed to continuous improvement of our system
  • We undertake to comply with legal and other requirements to achieve our scope
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Chairman’s Message

M.F.A Riyas is a business visionary who was born in Kandy and was a student of Kingswood College. He was also the captain of the college Rugby team. He excelled in his studies as well as sports.

He started his business career at a younger age when he was employed for two years in Kuwait, which gave him the basic experience that set the foundation for his future dynamic business career. In 1990 on his return to Sri Lanka he was appointed as an agent to State Pharmaceutical Corporation and many other multinational as a distributor for Central province.

He is considered a pioneer in Healthcare Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka and currently the Business Head for Dr Rela Institute & Medical Center and managing the Country office in Colombo, One of the world renowned super specialized Hospital in the field of Liver Transplantation and Herpetology. He is also responsible for setting up an office for many International hospital brands to assist and facilitate the patients seeking international medical assistance in Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Furthermore his visionary thinking also evolved in establishing a state of the Art Medical Laboratory Center in Colombo, Forte Diagnostics Pvt Ltd catering the Most Routine to Genomics under one roof catering the need of the country.

In addition to his business portfolio his interest in social services also had been recognized by the fundamental rights and other rights association of Sri Lanka and appointed him as a National Chief Executive Director in Human Rights.

M. F. A. Riyas
Chairman and Managing Director
Forte Group of Companies

Visiting Consultants

Consultant Clinical Pathalogist

Headshot of Dr. Rajitha P. Samarasinghe, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, MBBS, D Path, MD

Dr. Rajitha P. Samarasinghe
Consultant Chemical Pathologist
Chemical pathology

Consultant Microbiologist

Headshot of Dr. Samanmalee P. Gunasekara, Consultant Microbiologist

Dr. Samanmalee P. Gunasekara
Consultant Microbiologist
Medical Microbiology

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