Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) established in December 2012 is the umbrella organization which 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 promote animal welfare and the ethical use of laboratory animals with the promotion of 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 use of Alternatives to animal experimentation -through workshops/training etc.
  • Develop and implement harmonized protocols/guidelines for use and care of animals -preparation of guidelines

 

SLALAS is a member of

The Executive Committee 2021/22


President:
Dr. J.M.K.J.K. Premarathne
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Tel +9477 7258242
krissjayaruk@yahoo.com
 
Honorary Secretary:
Dr. Sachini Amarasekara
University of Colombo
Tel +94705694265
 
Honorary Treasurer:
Dr. Hasanthi Rathnadiwakara
University of Colombo
Tel +94717449382
 
Assistant Secretary:
Dr.Prasadi de Silva
Uva Wellassa University

Assistant Treasurer:
Ms. Risfa Samanudeen
Univ. of Sri Jayewardenepura
 
Editor:
Dr. Gihani Jayaweera
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

President elect:
Dr. Kalpani Ratnayake
CINEC Campus
 
Executive Committee  members:
Prof. Mangala Gunatilake
University of Colombo
 
Prof. Sugandhika Suresh
Univ. of Sri Jayewardenepura
 
Dr. Mayuri G. Thammitiyagoda
Medical Research Institute
 
Dr. Nayana Wijayawardhane
University of Peradeniya
 
Ms. Ureshani Karunarathna
Univ. of Sri Jayewardenepura
 
Dr. Ramani Karunakaran
Medical Research Institute

Ms. Chedliya Ishak
University of Colombo

Dr. C. Abeykoon
University of Peradeniya

 

 

(Left to right): Dr. Kalpani Ratnayake (President – Elect), Dr. Hasanthi Rathnadiwakara (Treasurer), Dr. J. M. K. J. K. Premarathne (President), Dr. Sachini Amarasekara (Secretary), Dr. Gihani Jayaweera (Editor)

Standing (Left to right): Prof. Mangala Gunatilake, Dr. Ramani Karunakaran, Dr. Ureshani Karunarathna, Dr. Chedliya Ishak, Dr.Prasadi de Silva, Prof. Sugandhika Suresh, Ms. Risfa Samanudeen

Absent: Dr. Mayuri Thammitiyagodage, Dr. Nayana Wijayawardhane, Dr. C. Abeykoon