Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) established in December 2012 is the umbrella organization that brings together all researchers who have an interest in laboratory animal science.

Who We Are

SLALAS is the apex organization dedicated to Laboratory Animal Science in Sri Lanka. We are committed to promoting animal welfare and the ethical use of laboratory animals by promoting the “3R concept’ (Refinement, Reduction, and Replacement) in Laboratory Animal Science.

What We Do

  • Promote 3R by conducting Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science -annually
  • Conduct specific training on Pain Management/Anaesthesia -through workshops/training, etc.
  • Promote the use of Alternatives to animal experimentation -through workshops/training, etc.
  • Develop and implement harmonized protocols/guidelines for the use and care of animals -preparation of guidelines


SLALAS is a member of