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Govenment of Sri Lanka

Department of Animal
& Health

Faculty of Veterinary
& Animal Science

Veterinary Investigation Centre

Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc (Hons)(Sri Lanka)
MSc (Sri Lanka),PGDBM (Sri Lanka)
Dr.H.P.V.D.S Bandara
Dr. WMP BandaraVeterinary Surgeon
BVSc. (Sri Lanka)
Dr. JKH UbeyratneVeterinary Surgeon
BVSc. (Sri Lanka), MVPH. (Germany/Thailand),MSc.(Sri Lanka),PhD (Reading)
Dr. KHDT KasagalaVeterinary Surgeon
BVSc. (Sri Lanka),MSc.(Sri Lanka),PhD (CIFE-India)
Dr. N Munasinghe Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc. (Sri Lanka),M.Phil (Sri Lanka)
Dr. (Mrs.) NADEM Gunasekara Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc. (Sri Lanka)
Mrs. S.K. GunathilakeResearch Assistant
Diploma in Poultry Husbandry (Netherland)
Certificate in Veterinary Laboratory Technologies
Mrs. UPA AriyadasaResearch Assistant
Diploma in Animal Husbandry
Miss. CTD AmbepitiyaResearch Assistant
Diploma in Animal Husbandry
Miss. A. L. LokuliyanaResearch Assistant
Diploma in Animal Husbandry
Mrs. P.A. U. KariyawasamLab Assistance
Mr. K. G. D. I. PrabashLab Assistance
Mr. H. G. Jayathissa
Field Assistance
Mr. E. G. Nawaratne
Field Assistance

This division of the VRI serves as the central reference laboratory for the regional Veterinary Investigation Centers (VICs). The main services provided by this division are listed below.

  1. Field and laboratory investigation on livestock, poultry and fish diseases
  2. Confirmation of livestock , poultry and fish notifiable diseases
  3. Special laboratory investigations and diagnosis of avian influenza in poultry and other birds
  4. Animal disease surveillance
  5. .Microbiological Testing for import and export quarantine samples of Feed (livestock , poultry and fish) ,Feed ingredients (Fish meal, Meat & bone meal) ,Animals(Chicks, Ornamental Fish),Animal products (Whole egg, egg albumen)
  6. Microbiological Testing of samples of animal origin for statutory purposes.
  7. Preparation of C.M.T. reagent, udder infusion base, teat dipping solution, magnesium chloride,solution,and Leugole's iodine solution for field use.
  8. Technical advisories for stake holders.
  9. Laboratory training for VSs, VIOs & RAs.

Health certification facility for Import and Export of live animals and animal origin products established at CVIC / VRI

    Health certification for Fish diseases
  1. Spring viraemia of carp
  2. Viral heamorrhgic septicemia
  3. Koi herpservius disease
  4. Epizootic heamatopoietic necrosis
  5. Aeromonas salmonicida spp
          Foodborne pathogen diagnosis
  1. Escherihia coli O157H7 and Non O157H7
  2. Salmonella spp
  3. Listeria spp
  4. Coliform bacteria and E-coli
  5. Staphylococcus aureus
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