DEPARTMENT OF AYURVEDA AND STATUTORY BODIES

The enactment of the Ayurveda Act, No. 31 of 1961, constituted an important landmark in the development of Indigenous medical systems of Sri Lanka. It provides among other things, the establishment of the Department of Ayurveda and its statutory bodies. The functions previously handled by the Commissioner for Development of Indigenous Medicine devolved on the Commissioner for Ayurveda appointed under the new Act.

The main objectives of the Department of Ayurveda are

  • Provision of curative services – indoor and outdoor- on the basis of indigenous methods of treatment, through a network of hospitals and dispensaries, and provision for the establishment and services necessary for treatment of diseases, preservation and promotion of health according to indigenous methods of treatment.
  • Provision and standardization of educational and professional levels in Ayurveda and encouragement of research in Ayurveda.
  • Provision of ancillary services to facilitate treatment, study and research in Ayurveda.
  • In pursuit of the above objectives this Department performs the following functions

  • Establishment and maintenance of hospital and dispensary services.
  • Conducting examinations at Diploma level in Ayurveda for external students.
  • Registration of practitioners.
  • conducting clinical, pharmacological and literary research. 
  • Propagation of herb cultivation and assisting projects to facilitate Ayurveda research.
  • For the attainment of these objectives, financial provision is made for three projects under recurrent expenditure, namely:

  • General administration and the administration of the Aurveda Act.
  • Curative Services.
  • Research.

    Department of Ayurveda Old kottawa Road,

    Navinna,

    Maharagama

    web :www.ayurveda.gov.lk

    TP:- 011- 2896910

    Fax 011- 2845537

    Key Personels.

    Name
    Designation
    TelePhone Number
    Mr. Palitha Weerakoon
    Commissiner for Ayurveda
    011- 2847555,011- 2896909
    Mrs. Disna Janaki
    Assistant Commissioner(Admin.)
    011- 2845538
    Miss.H.K.D.Dilshani
    Asst.Commissioner (Developmentl)
    011-2847558
    Dr. Goympriya Ranasinghe
    Asst.Commissioner (Technical)
    011- 2746996
    Mrs. D.M.Jayasena
    Chief Accountant
    011- 2840582
    Mr. Sarojani Senanayake
    Accountant (Finance)
    011- 2896908
    Mrs. K Renuka
    Accountant (Salaries/Supplies)
    011- 2847559
    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE:- 2840670
    Mr.Priyani Sandanayaka
    Director
    011-2845937
    BANDARANAYAKA AYURVEDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE - 2850333
    Prof.K.K.D.S.Ranaweera
    Director
    011- 2897286
    AYURVEDA TEACHING HOSPITAL- BORELLA:- 2695855
    Dr. Dayangani Senasekara
    Director
    011- 2691724
    AYURVEDA TEACHING HOSPITAL - JAFFNA
    AYURVEDA TEACHING HOSPITAL -YAKKALA
    Dr. Wikramasinghe
    Medical Superintendent
    033-2227988
    AYURVEDA MEDICAL COUNCILl :- 5672905
    Dr. Basil Ranjith Fernando
    Registrar
    011- 5672906