About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine that originated in India thousands of years ago.Ayurveda is made of two Sanskrit words."Ayus" means “life” and "veda" meas “the knowledge” or “science”.Ayurveda is more than just a medicine system,it is a science of life.According to the ancient ayurvedic scholar Charaka,Ayu is comprised of few essential parts.The Combination of mind,body,senses and the soul.

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Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.


This 5,000 year old medicine system that originated in India has many life-altering benefits. Here are some of the primary benefits that one can achieve with consistent use of Ayurveda.

Lower Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Symptoms of Illness and Diseases

Healthy and Glowing Skin and Hair

Say Goodbye to Stress

Reduce Inflammation

Cleanse the Body

Weight Loss and Maintenance

Dissemination of Institution

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Galle District
Name Quantity
District Ayurvedic Hospitals 01
Ayurvedic Rural Hospitals 01
Ayurvedic Central Dispensaries 08
Proposed Central Dispensaries 01
Matara District
Name Quantity
District Ayurvedic Hospitals 01
Ayurvedic Rural Hospitals 02
Ayurvedic Central Dispensaries 08
Proposed Ayurvedic Garden Hospitals 01
Hambantota District
Name Quantity
District Ayurvedic Hospitals 01
Ayurvedic Rural Hospitals 02
Ayurvedic Central Dispensaries 10
Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturing Factories 01
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Major Functional Area

Major Functions


Other major functions

Production of Herbal Medicines

Cultivating medicinal plants used in production

Standardization of medicine

Conservation and development of traditional system of medicine


Major Activities

Expanding the treatment services.

Expanding the promotion of the community treatment care services.

Programme for the prevention and control of Infectious diseases by using Indigenous medical system.

Promotion and diversification of Ayurvedic drugs production industry.

Extending Indigenous care service among rural area.

Implement the maternity and child nutrition programs associated from Indigenous medical system.

Cultivation of medical plants and Developing medical gardens.

Increasing Ayurvedic publications.

Development of infrastructures for Indigenous medical field.

Organizational Structure

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Awards

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National Productivity Award - 3rd Place (2010 – 2011) - Micro Category

National Productivity Award - 2nd Place (2012 – 2013) - Micro Category

National Productivity Award - 2nd Place (2014) - Micro Category

National Productivity Award - 2nd Place (2015) - Micro Category

National Productivity Award - Special Commendation (2018) - Micro Category

Future Plans

Awards

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History of Ayurvedic Department from the beginning of Southern Provincial Council

Started as a Department administering under the Ministry of Health, Fisheries, Social Services, Tourism and Women Affairs of the Southern Provincial Council on 12.09.1989.

Joined to the Ministry of Health, Industries, Tourism, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs from 2000.

Functioning under the Chief Ministry since 2009.

Joined to the Ministry of Chief Minister, Education, Health and Indigenous Medicine in 1994.

Joined to the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Probation and Labor from 2004.

Commissioner's of Ayurvedic from the beginning

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Dr. R.P.M. Gunawardena
Commissioner (Former)
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Dr. C.L. Guruge
Commissioner