Sessions Details

Guidelines for Presentations

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, ‘Serendib’ earlier called as Ceylon is a beautiful island popularly known as “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Its commercial capital is Colombo, the largest city located in the west coast of the island. It is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of sky scrapers and colonial buildings with active citizen of modern life around 650000.

About Faculty of Indigenous Medicine

The Indigenous systems of medicine consisting of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional systems of Medicine have been rendering immense contribution towards the healthcare of Sri Lankans since ancient time. Uprising of nationalistic movement during the early part of the 20th century lead to the institutionalization of the indigenous system of medicine on 10th June, 1929 as the Swadeshiya Ayurveda Vaidya Vidyalaya. This institution was affiliated to the University of Colombo in 1977 and it has been gazetted as Faculty of Indigenous Medicine on 01st of March 2023 by the government of Sri Lanka. It is situated at Rajagiriya, Sri Jayawardhanepura Kotte, Colombo. The FIM is proud to produce annually around 250 graduates of Ayurveda and Unani medicine and around 50 postgraduates to the national health stream.

About Department of Ayurveda- Conference Co-organizer

Department of Ayurveda affords a high-quality public health service system of Ayurveda and Traditional medicine by educating the community on benefits and effectiveness. It is the Sri Lankan governing body that functions to preserve the systems of Traditional, Indigenous medicine and Ayurveda by keeping their identity. The Department of Ayurveda take national and international measures for the development of these systems while integrating them into the mainstream of healthcare. It is believed that the promotion of traditional systems of medicine can play an important role in sustainable development by encouraging the use of natural resources and reducing the environmental impact of modern medical practices. Further, their visionary thinking extends to maintain guidelines and standards for the practice of Ayurveda and Traditional Indigenous Medicine while enhancing research and development culture.

Venue : Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Sri Lanka

Conference Mode : Hybrid

Days Remaining for the Conference

Accomodation for Foreign deligates

Apna Colombo
Trillium boutique city hotel
Marino Beach Colombo
Cinnamon Red Colombo
Shangri-la Colombo
Courtyard by Marriott Colombo
Cinnamon Lakeside

About the Conference

We extend our cordial invitation to participate in the “9th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Triphala International Research Symposium AyurEx Colombo-2023” organized by the Faculty of Indigenous Medicine (FIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Department of Ayurveda, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka from 08th to 10th September 2023. The aim of the conference is to provide a scientific platform to eminent researchers, academicians, physicians, traditional and medical practitioners, manufacturers and exporters of Ayurveda and herbal products, members of the corporate sector, agriculture sector and stake holders from all over the world to disseminate the traditional knowledge in order to address the major global health issues.

The conference will provide an overview of the traditional knowledge on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and other Traditional Medicinal approaches including practical strategies for incorporating evidence based modalities into clinical practice, practices used in the prevention, management and treatment of illnesses, suggestions and recommendations for management of specific conditions, tools to evaluate the recent research findings and novel ethno-medicinal reviews on traditional claims, etc.

Instructions for submitting abstracts

Abstracts of the paper in any of the following themes should be data oriented with reflecting major findings of the research study. Theoretical statements should be avoided in the abstract. The abstract should not contain more than 300 words in IMRAD format and is to be typed in MS Word, Times New Roman, Font 11 and space 1.5. The abstract should be sent to as an attachment.

Important dates

Submission of Abstracts:13th of August 2023
Notification of Acceptance:15th August 2023
Registration (Early bird):before 15th August, 2023
Inauguration Ceremony:08th September 2023
Conference dates:08th – 10th September 2023

Conference Theme

"Traditional Knowledge for Global Health"

Sub Themes

Scientific sessions are conducted under the enlisted sub themes and are comprised together with plenary lectures by invited speakers and, oral presentations/  e-poster presentations by selected individuals. Authors are invited to submit abstracts on following themes:

  1. Triphala for healthy living
  2. Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and Clinical trials
  3. Preventive and Curative measures of health issues
  4. Advanced medical & Surgical practices in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine
  5. Traditional practices on food and nutrition
  6. Eco-tourism, Yoga and Wellness
  7. Geriatric health care
  1. Bio- Ethics and Medical proficiency
  2. High-tech innovations in Traditional healthcare systems
  3. Other Medical practices- Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Naturopathy etc.
  4. Policies and Standards on Ayurveda health care
  5. Cultivation, organic farming, conservation and propagation of medicinal plants

Registration Details

Submit a dully filled google ICAUST 2023 registration form along with demand draft of applicable registration fee using the following bank details

Account name: Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo
Payment Details: People’s Bank, Borella
Account number 078100172268458,
swift Code: PSBKLKLX


  • Extra Rs.1000 will be added, when there are more than one paper presentations of the same local presenting  authors. 
  • Extra 10 $ and 15 $ dollars will be added for extra papers of the same author from SAARC countries and other countries respectively. 

Local Participants
Early bird registration up to 15th August, 2023Presenting AuthorsSLR 5000 /=
Delegates - ( conference kit + Refreshment)SLR 5000 /=
Delegates - ( only Refreshment)SLR 3000 /=
Late registration after 15th August  , 2023Delegates - ( conference kit + Refreshment)SLR 5500 /=
Delegates - ( only Refreshment)SLR 3500 /=
International Participants
SAARC countries70 $
Other countries90 $
Late registration after  15th August  , 2023SAARC countries80 $
Other countries100 $

Committee Members

Main Organizer

Professor Pathirage Kamal Perera
The Dean,
Faculty of Indigenous Medicine,
University of Colombo


Dr. Dammika Abeygunawardena
Commissioner of Ayurveda
Department of Ayurveda

Conference Coordinator

Dr. N. D. Kodithuwakku

Organizing Secretary (Ayurveda)

Dr. K. N. A. Dharmasena

Organizing Secretary (Unani)

Dr. J. Rumaiza

Joint Secretary (Ayurveda)

Dr. P. A. N. G. Perera

Joint Secretary (Unani)

Dr. M. A. A. Sirajudeen


Senior Professor HD Karunaratne
Chief guest
Vice Chancellor
University of Colombo

Professor Pathirage Kamal Perera
The Dean
Faculty of Indigenous Medicine
University of Colombo

Dr. Dammika Abeygunawardena
Commissioner of Ayurveda
Department of Ayurveda

Professor Pawankumar Godatwar
Technical officer for WHO South East Asia region, Dean -Research, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur,

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan
National Research Professor

Professor Anup Thakur
Vice chancellor
Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar,

Professor Gomika Udugamasooriya
Department of Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Houston
Senior Member- National Academy of Inventors (NAI) (USA)

Professor Aruna Weerasooriya
Cooperative Agricultural Research Center
College of Agriculture & Human Sciences
Prairie View A&M University

Professor Priya Weerasinghe
Department of Pathalogy and Laboratory Medicine,
The University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School(UTHealth)

Professor Akitoshi Seiyama
Director of Creative Design and Data Science Center
Akita International University

Professor He Qiuxia
Deputy Director of Science and Technology Service Platform of Qilu University of Technology

Professor G. Sudarsanam
Department of Botany
Sri Venkateswara University

Dr. Rammanohar Puthiyedath
Director - Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda,
Amrita School of Ayurveda, Clappana PO, Vallikkavu, Kollam, Kerala, India
Research advisor to the Indian National Science Academy, Government of India, New Delhi

Dr. Christian S. Kessler
Research coordinator and senior physician at Charité
Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr. Palitha Serasinghe
Principal Lecturer, Assistant Director & Programme Leader
The College of Ayurveda (UK)

Dr.N. Zaheer Ahmed
Director General
Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine
Ministry of AYUSH
Government of India

Dr Deepika Rodrigo
Founder and Owner of Ayurveda Institute UK &
The Ayurvedic Clinic Chairwoman of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK