Hon. Salinda Disanayaka Minister of

Indigenous Medicine

Mrs. Perl Weerasinghe Secretary,

Ministry of Indigenous Medicine

WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF AYURVEDA

MINISTRY OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE SRI LANKA

The enactment of the Ayurveda Act, No. 31 of 1961, constituted an important landmark in the development of Indigenous medical systems of Sri Lanka. It provides among other things, the establishment of the Department of Ayurveda and its statutory bodies.

 

The functions previously handled by the Commissioner for Development of Indigenous Medicine devolved on the Commissioner for Ayurveda appointed under the new Act.

Sri Lanka is a country of rich heritage, one of which is its indigenous system of Medicine, which has been practiced by the people since time immemorial.

The Ayurveda system of medicine from North India, the Siddha system of medicine from South India and the Unani system of medicine of Arabs enriched with contributions from the traditional system of medicine called Desheeya Chikitsa is popularly known as the Indigenous system of medicine in Sri Lanka. Read more


Hon. Pandu Bandaranayaka Deputy Minister of

Indigenous Medicine

Mr. Palitha Weerakoon Commissioner of Ayurveda