dr palitha photoWelcome to quarantine unit web site. The Quarantine unit is function under the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine. It has several health offices which provide border health services to travelers, crews, conveyances and operators   located at major airport and ports. The key function of the unit is to strengthen health security at our border in collaboration with other sectors.  It also legally empower to implement International Health Regulations (IHR-2005) and Quarantine and Diseases Prevention Act in Sri Lanka.

You could find many useful information related to our services which includes; travel advice, disease outbreak news, services to ship/airline operators, international health regulations and our partners in border health, in the web site.  

I hope this web site would help you to find necessary information related to border health. I sincerely welcome any suggestions or criticism to improve our services. Thank you for visiting our web site.

Dr R.P. Palitha Karunapema
(MBBS,MSc,MD) Consultant Community Physician
Director / Quarantine
Ministry of Health

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