About Us


WHO Collaborating Center


This recognition for NBTS Sri Lanka, is a result of the strong successful collaborative work with WHO carried out over many years. Declaration of self-sufficiency of blood supply with 100% voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations and hosting of World Blood Donor Day 2014 global event in Sri Lanka with great success was the landmark of this process.



Period of designation commenced on 7th September 2018.


Our Team

Head of WHO Collaborating Center : Dr. Lakshman Edirisinghe (Director/ National Blood Transfusion Service Sri Lanka)


Resource persons

Dr. Senarath Jayasekara (MBBS,DTM, MD), Senior Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Jeewaka Galhenage (MBBS, DTM, MD), Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Indika de Alwis (MBBS, DTM, MD), Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Pavitha Arewatte (MBBS, DTM, MD), Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Anoja Herath (MD, DTM, MD Tr.Med) ), Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Kumudu Kuruppu (MD, DTM, MD Tr.Med) ), Act. Consultant Transfusion Physician

Dr. Nandika Somasiri (MBBS, DTM), Senior Medical Officer

Dr. Senal Rupasinghe (MBBS, DTM), Medical Officer In-charge, Donor Section

Dr. Rajitha Siriwardena (MBBS), Medical Officer In-charge, HLA Laboratory

Dr. Dilani Jayalath (MBBS, DTM)

Dr. Narmada Manawasinghe (MBBS, DTM), Medical Officer In-charge, Teaching & Training Unit

Dr. Chavithri Siriwardena (MBBS, DTM), Medical Officer Planning

Dr. Ruwani Wijesiri (MBBS, DTM)


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100% of Sri Lankan blood donors are voluntory non rermunerated donors.

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Your precious donation of blood can save as many as 3 lives.

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You can donate blood in every 4 months time.

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14th JUNE

World Blood Donor Day.