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  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

    The premier medical research institute in Sri Lanka
  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

    The premier medical research institute in Sri Lanka
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Mission, Vision, Values


The heart of our mission is to improve the health of Sri Lankans through world-class medical research so as to achieve the national health goals set by the Ministry of Health. To achieve this, we support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials in all major disease areas by providing expertise and resources. We also support to prepare professionals and experts within our capacity and scope in the field of laboratory diagnosis, patient monitoring and public health.  We work closely with the Ministry of Health, and give high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population


To be the leading health care research, education and training institute in the country and to provide the highest quality laboratory testing and expert laboratory diagnosis and consultations to patients institutionally, regionally and nationally.

Our Values

  • Research, Training and Education – Research is crucial for leadership in laboratory medicine; education, training and development is important at all levels of health care personnel .
  • Clinical Excellence – We provide comprehensive and high quality laboratory testing in a patient-responsive manner.
  • Expert Diagnosis – Diagnoses are provided by sub-specialty experts, and consultation with physicians is important for patient care.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement – We are continuously evaluating and implementing the best practices in laboratory testing across the testing spectrum.
  • Dedication to our Staff – Our staff are our most valuable resource and are supported and recognized for their accomplishments.
  • Innovative Test Development – A continual focus on new test development is important to provide the best capabilities for patient diagnosis.



Recent Events:

  1. Zebra fish model as an alternative to toxicity testing’ was conducted at the Medical Research Institute on 29th Jan 2020. This workshop was conducted as a Pre- Congress Workshop of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS). in collaboration with the Medical Research Institute Sri Lanka, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and ‘ALTERTOX’ Academy. Dr Roman Li from the Swiss Federal Institute of aquatic science and Technology (EAWAG) Switzerland contributed as a resource person for this workshop.
    Few highlights from the workshop:  
  2. 17th September 2019- “World Patient Safety Day”  events at Medical Research Institute
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