• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

Animal Center

Sub units of the Animal Center

Sub units of the animal centre comprise with animal breeding area, infectious animal experiment area, non infectious animal experiment area, laboratory animal feed production area and large animal area.
Animal breeding area is controlled by barrier system to prevent infections coming in  and nucleus breeding colonies of laboratory animals are maintained in this area.  Laboratory animal feed is produced in the feed production area and in large animal area sheep and goose are being maintained for blood drawing purpose of laboratory media pre

paration and various other diagnostic activities.

Head of the Section – Animal Center:

Dr. M. G. Thammitiyagodage B.V.Sc., M.Phil
Veterinary Surgeon
JICA certificate on  Laboratory Animal Technology – Japan

Other  Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr. Ramani Karunakaran B.V.Sc., M.A
Veterinary Surgeon (International certificate on Laboratory Animal Science)

(Faculty of Medicine Colombo/ University of Utrecht Nethelands)

Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist:

Mr.W.G.S.S. Kumara

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Special Training on Laboratory Animal Science – Netherlands

Animal  Supervisors:

Mr.Mahinda Guruge –Animal Supervisor
Mr.K.M.Jayasiri –Animal Super

visor.
Mr.K.Kumaradasa – Animal Supervisor.

Lab orderly:

Mr. K.K. Dumith Prasanga

Medical Assistants:

08 permanent and 02 casuals are employed to maintain the section.

Staff of the Animal Center

Animal Breeding Area