The journal is the official publication of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
Its mission is to reach the highest standard of scientific surgical practice by dissemination of high quality scientific information and to foster and promote the growth of scientific surgery in Sri Lanka and in the region.
The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery publishes peer reviewed leading articles, review articles, original articles, research papers and case reports in the field of surgery and broadly related surgical sciences.
The journal adheres to the publication ethics as portrayed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is a member of this organisation. It is listed as an ICMJE journal which follow its recommendations (ICMJE recommendations) on Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.