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The Sri Lanka Wildlife Health Centre


Coordinating the operation of a National Wildlife Health Programme in Sri Lanka

Inter-Institutional Cooperation:

  • Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Department of Animal Production & Health
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya
  • Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine 

අන්තර් ආයතනික සහයෝගය:

  • වනජීවී සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව
  • සත්ව නිෂ්පාදන හා සෞඛ්ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව
  • පශුවෛද්ය හා සත්ත්ව විද්යාපීඨය, පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්යාලය
  • සෞඛ්ය, පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්ය අමාත්යාංශය

இருவேறுபட்ட நிறுவன ஒத்துழைப்பு:

  • வனவிலங்கு பாதுகாப்புத் திணைக்களம்
  • விலங்கு உற்பத்தி மற்றும் சுகாதார திணைக்களம்
  • கால்நடை மருத்துவம் மற்றும் விலங்கு அறிவியல், பேராதனை பல்கலைக்கழகத்தின் மருத்துவ பீடத்தை
  • சுகாதாரம், ஊட்டச்சத்து மற்றும் சுதேச மருத்துவத்துறை அமைச்சு

Featured Articles

Lyssavirus in Indian Flying Foxes, Sri Lanka. Pulished in Emerging Infectious Diseases

A novel lyssavirus was isolated from brains of Indian flying foxes (Pteropus medius) in Sri Lanka. Phylogenetic analysis of complete virus genome sequences, and geographic location and host species, provides strong evidence that this virus is a putative new lyssavirus species, designated as Gannoruwa bat lyssavirus....
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Calodium hepaticum in Jungle Cats (Felis chaus) in Sri Lanka. Published in Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Calodium hepaticum infection is rarely reported in carnivores. This paper describes two cases of C. hepaticum infection, causing liver lesions, in wild jungle cats (Felis chaus) in Sri Lanka....
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Recent Events

Workshop on “Sharing Information about the Health of Wildlife, Livestock and People in Rural Communities, 25 May 2017 in Ampara: 

WHHNP-IDRC Workshop Ampara 25 May 2017 Program

WHHNP-IDRC Workshop Ampara Program Sinhala.pdf

Seminar on “Mitigating risks from diseases transmitted between wildlife, domestic animals and humans - the One Health approach”, 23 May 2017 in Colombo

WHHNP-IDRC Seminar 23 May 2017 Program

WHHNP-IDRC Seminar 23 May 2017 Notice

Workshop on “Role of Wildlife Personnel in Co-management of Wildlife Health and Related Issues”, held on 2 September 2016 at Giritale
WHHNP-IDRC Workshop on Role of Wildlife Personnel