The Department of Ayurveda is a government organization in Sri Lanka that is responsible for promoting, regulating, and preserving the practice of Ayurveda and traditional indigenous medicine in the country. It operates under the Ministry of Health and plays a crucial role in healthcare service delivery, policy development, regulation, education, and research in the field of Ayurveda.
The department’s primary objective is to provide accessible and affordable healthcare services to the population through the systems of Ayurveda and traditional indigenous medicine. It aims to integrate these traditional systems with modern healthcare practices, recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to health and wellness….. More.
Our vision is to foster optimal well-being and promote good health for all through the profound wisdom of Ayurveda and traditional indigenous medicine. We embrace a holistic approach to healthcare, recognizing the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. By preserving and promoting these time-honored systems of medicine, deeply rooted in local culture and traditions, we aim to empower individuals to take an active role in their own health and well-being. We envision a future where personalized healthcare, prevention, accessibility, and the integration of ancient wisdom with modern advancements create a comprehensive and effective approach to holistic wellness…… More.
Our mission is to design and implement national-level programs that advance the cause of good health for all by conserving, developing, and preserving the essence of Ayurveda and Traditional Indigenous Medicine. We recognize the profound value these systems hold as cultural heritage, offering unique insights into health and wellness that complement modern medical practices. Through collaboration with government agencies, healthcare providers, and community organizations, we aim to raise awareness and expand access to traditional medicine. We prioritize research and development to ensure these systems remain relevant in addressing contemporary health challenges…… More.
We also seek to make arrangements for the development of indigenous medicine through teaching and research. We aim to train a new generation of healthcare providers in the principles and practices of Ayurveda and Traditional Indigenous Medicine, and to promote research into these systems to better understand their efficacy and potential for addressing modern health challenges….. More.
Our activities encompass a wide range of initiatives to promote and uphold the principles of Ayurveda and Traditional Indigenous Medicine. We establish and maintain hospitals and research institutions, offering comprehensive healthcare services that integrate traditional practices with modern medicine, ensuring patients have access to a diverse range of treatment options.
Education and training form a crucial part of our endeavors. We organize conferences, classes, and courses to equip the next generation of healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills in Ayurveda and Traditional Indigenous Medicine. By investing in education, we nurture the sustainability and growth of these systems…… More.