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

Manage. Asst.

Miss Lalani Samarawickrama


Dr. G V M C Fernando

Research Assi

Ms. A.M.I.S Abeyratna

Board Member

Dr. T S P Samaranayake

Research Assi

Ms. D.R.S.R. Danasekara


Board Member

Dr. C Alahakoon

Field Assi

Ms.B.G.G.K. Somathilake



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


Cytometry Workshop 2018
1st SL-INDO-US CYTOMETRY Work shop 2018, laser flow cytometry in biomedical research and diagnostics – 19-21 February 2018    
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NCPCAR puts Sri Lanka on the map in Porto at the 5th Vasco da Gama Movement Forum
The Vasco da Gama Movement is the WONCA Europe network for new and future Family Doctors, defined as those in
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Hands on Training Workshop on Research – Jan/Feb 2018
Drawing experts in research the Department of Family Medicine, USJP hosted the first ‘Hands on Training Workshop on Research’ for
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1st SL-Indo-Us Cytometry Workshop
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Primary health care systems (PRIMASYS)
Case study from Sri Lanka
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Biophysical attributes, bone densitometry scanning revealed dimensions
5th VdGM Forum Porto, Portugal    
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What do young doctors know of Palliative Care?
5th VdGM Forum Porto, Portugal  
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27 Academics of Japura win Presidential Awards for Scientific Publication
The President’s Awards for Scientific Publication was held on 6th November 2017. This year, twenty seven scientists of University of Sri
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