Laboratory Animal Sciences
Staff of the department of Laboratory Animal Sciences
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
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:
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Special Training on Laboratory Animal Science – Netherlands
Mr.Mahinda Guruge –Animal Supervisor
Mr.K.M.Jayasiri –Animal Super
Mr.K.Kumaradasa – Animal Supervisor.
Mr. K.K. Dumith Prasanga
08 permanent and 02 casuals are employed to maintain the section.
Animal Breeding Area
Following Animals are maintained at the animal center:
- New Zealand White Rabbits (Close colony)
- Wistar rats (Close colony)
- Heartly Guinea pigs (Close colony)
- ICR (Institute of Cancer Research-Close colony)
- Syrian Hamster (Inbred Colony)
- C57Bl (Inbred colony)
- C3H (Inbred colony)
- Balb/c l(Inbred colony)