Welcome to Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute


The Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) is a national centre of excellence in Medical Research related to Ayurvedha, Siddha, Unnani and other Medicine systems identified by the BIMRI. This institute is in a spacious and valuable land of 17 acres in extent on the Old Kottawa road, Maharagama. It is affiliated to the department of Ministry of Indigenous Medicine. The late Prime Minister, Hon. S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, directed Pandith Shiva Sharma an eminent Ayurvedic Physician from India who was in Colombo in connection with writing a report on the development of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, to work on the idea advanced in “Nagarjuna”. The recommendation of Pandith Shiva Sharma that the research institute be set up at Navinna. Accordingly, this institute was ceremonially declared open by Pandith Jawaharlal Nehru the Prime minister of India on 14th of October 1962. The BMARI is committed to achieve its new vision and to carry out the mission activities towards the intended destiny.

NEWS & EVENTS Past events

Ayurveda Expo 2016
(Wellness – lifestyle – Healing)

Ayurveda Expo 2016 Exhibition and symposium will be held on 8th, 9th & 10th of July. It will focus on manufactures on Ayurveda/ herbal/nature friendly, beauty care products, herbal cosmetic products, health foods & beverages, functions of health resorts/spas, Ayurveda hospitals/ clinics, Educational institution, practice in yoga, acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. In the present scenario the Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute has enthusiastically intervene to Ayurveda Expo 2016 on following five main major areas.

•  Chronic Kidney disease

•  Cardiac vascular disease

•  Diabetes

•  Cancer

•  Dengue

Our programme will be held on 9th of July 2016 committee room “A”.

Time table

11.10 am-11.30 am
•  Scientific validity of Ayurvedic Swasthavritta in the management of Hridroga by Dr. U.D.S.Sewwandi

11.30 am-11.50 am
•  Role of Indigenous medical systems in management and prevention of Chronic Kidney disease by Dr. K.M.S.P.Perera

11.50 am-12.10 pm
•  Ayurvedic perspective of Diabetes by Dr. N.R.P. Mendis

12.10 pm -12.30 pm
•  Why and how we should help Cancer patients? by Dr. S.Kaluthotage

12.30 pm -12.50 pm
•  Ayurvedic perspective of Dengue and management of jwara by Dr. M.J.A.Fazmiya

Memory of World National Register is the official compendium maintained to include identified documentary inheritance of the nation.
The register is an enlisted collection of documents, manuscripts, oral traditions, audio-visual materials, library & archival holdings of national value. Inscription on the register firstly will create an official recognition of the documentary heritage at national level & identify the requirements for future management.
This is presented to mark the incorperation of the "Bhesajja Manjusawa" palm leaf manuscript deposited in the BMARI in Sri Lanka to the UNESCO memory of the World National Regiter on the 3rd March, 2014.

Training programe/ Workshop of Quality Assurance of herbal medicine
A training programe/ workshop on enhancement of quality of drug manufacturing process was conducted by BMARI. The training programe / workshop was intended those who work at the pharmacy, stores and Dispensaries and was conducted at Haldummulla Herbal garden. The said programe was coupled with an exposure visit to Link Natural products (Pvt) Ltd.Read more
The 1st Ayurveda clinic for CKD was started by a group of doctors at Medawachchiya in 2014. Since then the clinic is continuously functioning on every Thursday and Friday at Ayurveda Community Medical Office (next to petrol shed, Jaffna rd, Medawachchiya). At present the clinic is conducted under the supervision of BMARI and under the governance of Department of Ayurveda and the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine. The crew of doctors examine the patients and provide medications free of charge. The patients are advised about wholesome and unwholesome foods and behaviors (pathyapathya) which plays a major role on efficacy of Ayurveda drugs. The package of treatment with pathyapathya helps in slowing down the disease progress. BMARI records all successful stories of the patients. Quality of life of the patients is being assessed by a team from BMARI. There is sufficient evidence to prove the effectiveness of Ayurveda treatments for CKD. Patients attend for the clinic come from far areas i.e. affected areas like Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Welioya,etc. Many volunteer groups provide meals, herbal teas for the patients. Anybody who are interested on this ‘punya karma’ can contribute. Your valuable donation is highly appreciated on behalf of the patients.
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