The College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka was founded with the aim of establishing and maintaining an academic and educational headquarters for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in Sri Lanka, which will conduct training / educational activities, promote research and publication and collaborate with other national and international not-for-profit bodies in achieving its objectives. The long-term objective of the College is to function as an administrative body for conducting qualifying examinations and as an advisory body to government and other policy making organizations.

The College of Biochemists is the official country representative to the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). As an affiliated member of FAOBMB, CBSL members are eligible for various benefits provided by FAOBMB to its members. (Further details can be found in Benefits of membership).

The College is currently registered under registration No. GL00205278