Laboratory Services

This unit is responsible for the provision of high-quality laboratory services within limits and according to the provisions of the ministry of health, Sri Lanka for the National STD/AIDS Control Programme including antimicrobial resistance surveillance, laboratory quality assurance and infection control.


  1. Provision of STI/HIV laboratory services.
  2. Quality control and quality assessment of STI/HIV laboratories in the country.
  3. Infection control.
  4. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance.

Scope of Work

  1. To work within and support the relevant NAC technical working group to develop and regularly up-date national policies, strategies, guidelines, protocols, and standardized operational procedures (SOP) for implementation of STD laboratory services in Sri Lanka.
  2. To collaborate with senior management team (SMT) and other relevant authorities in decision making and carrying out of STD laboratory services.
  3. To work with other NSACP Units to develop comprehensive and coordinated plans for implementation of the National Strategic Plan and other relevant activities.
  4. To coordinate and work in partnership with public, private, civil society organizations, and development partners at local, national, and international level.
  5. To maintain the provision of STD laboratory services through the service delivery points of the National STD/AIDS control Programme in quality assured manner.
  6. To coordinate with and support institutions within and outside the Ministry of Health in the expansion of appropriate, high quality STD laboratory services.
  7. Training and capacity building of individuals/institutions in the public, private and civil society organizations on STD laboratory services and methods, in partnership with relevant programme areas in the NSACP.
  8. To supervise and monitor the quality of STD laboratory services in the programme.
  9. Provision of technical support, assistance and guidance to provinces, districts and other organizations and agencies in improving quality, supply, and access to STD laboratory services.
  10. Need assessment and provision of technical assistance for supply and procurement of necessary items or services for the maintenance of STD laboratory services.