History

"Milestones in the journey to promote ideal learning and research culture"
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2021

Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine established

2021

2002

Commence of Postgraduate Degree Programme

1998

Commence of BAMS Degree Programme

1998

01 March 1995

Affiliated to the University of Kelaniya

Affiliated to the University of Kelaniya as “Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute” through the Special Gazette Notification No. 862/8 dated 13/03/1995

1989

11 Departments of Study Operated

Eleven (11) Departments of study operated to organize the academic activities: Departments of Ayurveda Fundamentals, Anatomy, Dravyaguna, Indigenous Rasa-Bahisajja, Rogavignana, Kayacikitsa, Desheeyacikitsa, Kaumaravurtha & stree roga, Shalya salakya, Languages, and Modern Sciences & Technology.

1989

1982

Incorporation of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Vidyalaya under the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine

 

1976

Review of the curriculum

The curriculum of the Vidyalaya was reviewed to be aligned it with that of the Gujarat Ayurveda University, India.

1976

1951

Declared as a state recognized academic institute of Ayurveda and indigenous medicine in Sri Lanka.

 

1932

"Dhathovya Cikithsagara" and "Siddhayrveda Rasayanovshada samagama" were established in response to the demand for practical clinical training opportunities of the trainees.

1932

19 July 1929

Gampaha Sri Lanka Siddhayurveda Vidyalaya

Founded on 19 July 1929 as the center of learning for the scholars of the Siddhayurveda traditions and indigenous medicine. Popularly known as "Father of Revived Ayurveda", Ayurveda Chakravarthi Pandith G.P. Wickramarachchi was the founder of this center of indigenous medical studies.

1929

First Board of Management

The first Board of Management of the Vidyalaya was comprised of Vidyodaya Parivenadipathi Rev. Kahave Sri Sumangala thera, the Director of the Vidyalaya Pandith G.P.Wickramarachchi, and educated Ayurveda doctors, Vaidya Donald Obeysekara, Vaidya Velum Perera Wickramarachchi and Vaidya D.S.Jayakody

1929