Animal Production and Health - Services - Southern Province

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Animal Production and Health - Services

Livestock Development The Department of Animal Production and Health is committed to providing quality and adequate technical services for the development of all sectors of the livestock sector.

Animal Production and Health - Services

The role of this department is to increase the productivity of the livestock of the Southern Province, to make the Southern Province self-sufficient in livestock production, to enhance the socio-economic levels of the livestock farmers and to expand the self-employment opportunities in the livestock sector.

Animal Production and Health Services - MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, RURAL INDUSTRIES, ELECTRICITY, RURAL & ESTATE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT - SOUTHERN PROVINCE - SRI LANKA.

Southern Provincial Department of Animal Production and Health is a Southern Provincial Government Institution providing quality and efficient services to all sectors of livestock sector in Southern Province.

Currently under the Southern Provincial Council, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Production & Development, Environmental Affairs, Rural Industries, Power and Rural and Estate Infrastructure Development.

The Department of Animal Production and Health is overseen by the Department of Animal Husbandry located at Getambe, Peradeniya.

Three District Offices consisting of three Deputy Directors and veterinary offices administered by a veterinary officer according to the Divisional Secretariat Divisions.


Services of the Department

Animal Health

1. Treatment
Dispensary Treatment and Field Treatment - Medicines and all related services are provided free of charge to farm animals.
2. Conduct annual vaccinations to prevent epidemics
Vaccines for agricultural animals are provided free of charge.
3. Conducting mobile clinics
Visit the field to identify the animals and provide the necessary treatment free of charge
4. Providing rabies vaccine free

Extension activities

1. Conducting training programs for farmers / school children and persons interested in animal husbandry
2. Providing information on books, print and electronic media for those who are interested in animal husbandry.
3. Organizing and conducting animal husbandry exhibitions.
4. Conducting an exhibition program for the veterinarians.
5. Maintenance of model farms and training in them.
6. Organizing and conducting field trips to encourage farmers and gain experience.


As a Research and Research Facilitator
Animal Breeding

1. Artificial insemination activities to obtain high calves
2. Launching a rearing project for high calves
3. Pregnancy testing of agricultural animals.
4. Treatment of non-fertile agricultural animals.
5. Provision of high calf calves for large cattle herds
6. Provision of minerals required to increase the fertility and production of agricultural animals on a free or concessionary basis


Development Programs

Feasibility study and identification, planning, monitoring, implementation, follow-up, identification of new projects for animal husbandry projects


Enforcement of laws and regulations relating to animal husbandry

1. Using ear markers to identify animals
2. Registration of farms
3. Issuing permits for animal transportation
4. Identify samples and report for legal purposes


Collection, analysis and reporting of information pertaining to the department

Services provided to the public by veterinary offices
- All the above services can be obtained from veterinary services established in parallel to every Divisional Secretariat.


How to get those services :

- Basic information can be obtained by visiting any veterinary office or by making a phone call.


Major Functions of the Department of Animal Production and Health in Southern Province.

Carrying out animal breeding activities.
Animal Health and Disease Control.
Extension services and training activities.
Development and dissemination of animal feed sources.
Planning, implementation and follow up of livestock development projects in the province.
Promotion of marketing of animal products.
Collecting, storing and analyzing data related to animal products Preparation of plans.
Implement laws and regulations relating to livestock sector.

Organizational Structure of the Department.
Animal Product
Role of the Department.
Become a technical pilot in the livestock sector.
Acting as a facilitator for livestock development.
Acting as a guide and guide in the field of livestock.
Total Projects - 2019
Total Beneficiaries
Satisfied Beneficiaries
Cattle Milk http://www.fishmin.sp.gov.lk
Baffalo Milk http://www.fishmin.sp.gov.lk
Broiler Production http://www.fishmin.sp.gov.lk
Mutton Production http://www.fishmin.sp.gov.lk

Our Team

Provincial Director of Department of Animal Production and Health

Dr. HBS Ramanayake

Provincial Director of Department of Animal Production and Health
Provincial Director of Department of Animal Production and Health

Dr. Sunil Keraminiyage

Provincial Director(Acting) of Department of Animal Production and Health
Provincial Director of Department of Animal Production and Health

Contact Us

Office : 0412222477
Fax : 0412233801
E-mail :pdspaph@sltnet.lk