• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

Medical Research Institute

Posted by: | Posted on: July 13, 2018

Medical Research Institute – Colombo

A unique partner in making a healthy Sri Lanka, completes 119 years of service to the nation

The Medical Research Institute [MRI] of Sri Lanka is the premier center in the country for bio-medical and applied health research. MRI conducts research in diversified areas in the fields of Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Rabies, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Histo-Pathology, Haematology, Immunology, Entomology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Mycology, Health Informatics and Animal Studies.
The MRI was built by Mr.J.W.C. de Soysa, in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The ceremonial opening was conducted by the Governor of Ceylon, Sir Joseph West Ridgeway, on 31st January 1900 and initially named as “The Soysa Bacteriological Institute”. Sir Marcus Fernando, a consultant physician of the General Hospital, Colombo was appointed in an acting capacity as the first head of the institute. Later Dr.Joseph Silva and Dr.S.C.Paul too acted as the director of the institute for a short period.
In 1903, Prof. Aldo Castellani, Professor of Pathology was appointed as the first Director of the MRI. Dr.Castellani had a global reputation as the discoverer of the etiology of Sleeping Sickness in 1902 in Sub- Saharan Africa. In Sri Lanka, he conducted a large number of pioneer research studies in  the fields of microbiology and parasitology. As the Director of the MRI he introduced various laboratory tests for the diagnosis of bacterial, fungal and parasitic infestations for the first time in Sri Lanka. Dr.Castellani also introduced vaccination for typhoid infections. In 1909 a vaccine unit to manufacture small pox and anti-typhoid vaccines was established.





4 Comments to Medical Research Institute

  1. ChristenBig says:

    Hello. I have checked your mri.gov.lk and i see
    you’ve got some duplicate content so probably it is the reason that you don’t rank hi in google.
    But you can fix this issue fast. There is a tool that rewrites content like human, just search
    in google: miftolo’s tools

  2. Ezhilvany says:

    How to get admission for study ?

    • mrigov says:

      This is a special institute and Please follow our website for details.
      You can prepare a compatible proposal and contact a relevant researcher from the staff profile and propose for collaborative study.

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