Services Provided by CAADDR

  1. Function as a national reference centre for the diagnosis of fresh water fish diseases.
  2. Provide services on the diagnosis and treat¬ment of fish diseases to the general public.
  3. Our routine functions include:
    • Isolation and identification of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens
    • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
    • Parasiatological investigations
    • Pathological investigation of fish dise-ases by necropsy and histopathology
    • Water quality testing
  4. Investigation of disease outbreaks in the field and provide necessary recommendations/ advice on the treatment, prevention and con¬trol of fresh water fish diseases.
  5. Investigation of fish kills in natural fresh water bodies and recommend remedial measures to prevent such events.
  6. Provide training on aquatic animal health management to;
    • Veterinarians and veterinary under-graduates
    • Aquaculturists and extension officers
    • Undergraduates specializing in aquacul¬ture
    • Fresh water fish farmers
    • Hobbyists and aquarium owners
  7. Conduct research on the health management of aquatic animals.

Physical Facilities and Human Resources

Trained staff with well equipped laboratories are available to provide diagnostic services in the following areas;

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology (PGR)
  • Parasitology
  • Hfetopathology
  • Water qualty analysis


Provide Services on health management to the state and commercial aquaculture enterprises as well as home aquaria in order to improve the health, welfare and productivity of aquatic animals..

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Contact Information

Centre for Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnosis and Research
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
University of Peradeniya,Peradeniya 20400.
Hotline: - +94812395615
Office - +94813804882
Fax - +94812389136