Primary Healthcare

The essence of our Primary Healthcare Centre is to provide a first point of contact in the healthcare system for patients and allow for disease prevention and illness follow up to take place.... Read More

Allergy Research

We thrive to design, initiate, implement and continue high-quality research in our Allergy Research Centre . ... Read More

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Our Story

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research was Established in May 2017 by the funding of University of Sri Jayewardenepura as part of their Township Master Plan, with the intension of uplifting the university research standards to an international calibre, while expanding benefits for the neighbourhood community. This is in accordance with the Ministry of Health and University Grants Commission adjuring to strengthen the primary care programmes to fulfil future demand in parallel to the rise of non-communicable diseases, malignancies, infections in the region and country. Hence extensive research investigating into local and cultural risk factors for these diseases will be of national importance.

Our research arms include Allergy, Palliative care, Nutrition, NCD, IT in primary care, Osteoporosis.


To make a “healthy society” by combining local, national and international resources through research and development activities with a view to address the challenges in control, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, allergy and cancer.


To contribute to the vision by providing independent, objective, and expert scientific and medical research on the fields of primary care and allergy.

To conduct high quality research from the above mentioned scientific perspectives to promote multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative work with National and International Research Centres.

To create a critical mass within the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in the field of primary care and allergy research.


Dr. J M K C Jeewandara


Dr. G V M C Fernando


Mr. O.P. Jayasekara

Board Member

Dr. T S P Samaranayake

Research Assi

Ms. A.M.I.S Abeyratna

Board Member

Dr. C Alahakoon

Research Assi

Ms. D.R.S.R. Danasekara


Research Assi.

Ms.B.G.G.K. Somathilake (Medical Statistician)


Research Assi.

Dr. T.N.D. Ranasinghe



The newly established National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura undoubtedly comprises the best infrastructure plus laboratory facilities for innovative research and diagnostics in a Sri Lankan university setting. This will facilitate in providing academic, scientific and research services to the university township as well as for the country, which is one of the felt necessities of the university for a long duration. We have already initiated forming multidisciplinary research teams to conduct a number of research projects with the participation of senior academics from the faculties of Medical Sciences, Applied and Life Sciences. ..

News & Events


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The fifth webinar session hosted by NCPCAR was successfully held on the 18th of November, 2019 regarding ‘Palliative Care in
The fourth webinar session hosted by NCPCAR was successfully held on the 13th of June, 2019 regarding ‘Pain Management’ with
‘INNOVATE SRI LANKA 2019’ is an innovation and invention exhibition organized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in celebrating their
The third webinar session hosted by NCPCAR was successfully held on the 11th of March, 2019 regarding ‘Palliative Care Assessment’
The second Palliative Care webinar session hosted by NCPCAR of the series organized by Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) hosted their quarterly palliative care webinar series as part of the World
“Save a Life” is an essential initiative organized by the National Center for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of