The third annual Ayurveda Research Conference was an important milestone as well as a historical event in the history of Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka, said Sri Lanka Ayurveda and traditional medicine institute President and Ruhuna University Professor of Botany Prof. Samarakoon.
He was addressing the third annual Ayurveda Research Conference organized by the Ayurveda College of Uk held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall recently.
This is the first time Sri Lanka has hosted such an event and these types of conferences are a timely need in the development of the field of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine joined with the College of Ayurveda UK in hosting the event. The Sri Lanka Institute of Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine was established about one an a half years ago with the intention of developing post graduate studies, research and professional development in Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine.
Founder and organizing committee president Dr. Palitha Serasinghe said the main objective of the conference is to give a platform to present researches done in various countries in the world, to build up unity and coordination among those who are interested in the field of Ayurveda and traditional medicine.
Delegates from countries such as Sri Lanka, India, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and France were present at the event.