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Posted by: | Posted on: May 6, 2020

Rotary Club of Wattala Donate Washing Machine and Hand Washer to Medical Research Institute

Rotary club of Wattala which is chartered in 35 years before PHF Emeritus Aloy Jayawardana and last 35 years Wattala Rotary club did lot of service to needy people and Wattala Rotary club members always come forward when ever country need help in specially challenging time period ..during leadership of President PHF Raj decided and club agreed to donate washing machine and hand washer to MRI and for this donation senior member of the club Rtn PHF PP Lucky, PHF PP Luvi PHF PP Prabath and Rtn Jeyabalan joined with us to hand over these most needed instruments.

“Special Thanks For Consultant Doctor Renuka Jayathissa.”

Posted by: | Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 පර්යේෂණ සහ මර්දන කටයුතු වලට යෙදවීම සඳහා බස්‍ රථ ලබාදීම

COVID-19 මර්දන මෙහෙයුමට දායක කර ගැනීම සඳහා ටොයෝටා ලංකා පෞද්ගලික සමාගම රුපියල් මිලියන 20ක් වටිනා බස් රථ දෙකක් 2020-04-22 දින ජනාධිපති ලේකම් පී.බී. ජයසුන්දර සහ ජනාධිපති ප්‍රධාන උපදේශක ලලිත් වීරතුංග මහත්වරුන් වෙත භාර දෙනු ලැබීය.
අතිගරු ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිතුමන් විසින් මෙම බස්‍ රථ COVID-19 පර්යේෂණ සහ මර්දන කටයුතු වලට යෙදවීම සඳහා වෛද්‍ය පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ වෛද්‍ය ජයරුවන් බණ්ඩාර මහතා වෙත ලභාදීමට කටයුතු කරන ලදී.

Posted by: | Posted on: November 22, 2019

MRI launched its new website with no cost

Posted by: | Posted on: November 22, 2019

Important circulars related to laboratory services

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Posted by: | Posted on: November 22, 2019

Search Strategies Tutorial- INASP

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Posted by: | Posted on: October 4, 2019

INASP’s online learning platform

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Their mission is to support Southern individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, which can transform lives.

Online learning is one of their key capacity development approaches. Their courses are tailored to the needs and context of learners in the global South. They offer a range of online learning options, from short self-study tutorials, facilitated online and blended learning experiences, to massive open online courses (MOOCs). Their MOOCs achieve more than 50% completion rates, well above normal averages. 

Please visit their website ( Click)

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2019

17th September 2019-Patient safety highlighted with new international day

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While noval improvements in healthcare have brought enormous benefits to mankind, it is not without risks.

Adverse events due to unsafe care are one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability globally.

According to WHO statistics , 134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually.

15% of hospital expenses can be attributed to treating patient safety failures in OECD countries.

It is 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in these settings are preventable.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a one-in-3,000,000 risk of dying while traveling by airplane and in contrast, the risk of dying due to a preventable medical accident while receiving health care, is estimated to be one in 300.

In fact, as many as one in every 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care in high-income countries.

In Parallel Medical Research Institute has planned some activities and improve awareness by variety of programmes on 17th September 2019.

Launching of this new website is one of the major activity and we had public awareness exhibition during the whole day especially for school children at MRI premises.

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Posted by: | Posted on: July 13, 2018

Medical Research Institute

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.