The Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH)

The Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) is the state organization which is responsible for providing technical leadership to the livestock Industry and its stakeholders in Sri Lanka.


  • Any organization intending to import poultry and poultry products should obtain prior approved from the Director General of the Department of Animal Production and Health (DG/ DAPH)
  • For this purpose duly filled application forms should be submitted to the DG/DAPH.
  • Prior to sending the application importers must send a request to DG/DAPH specifying the type of import and the country of origin to obtain the updated Health requirements and based on that a specimen Health certificate should be obtained from the responsible state authority of the exporting country.
  • Applications should accompany the specimen Health certificate thus obtained above and copies of prescribed documents mentioned in the application form. Health Certificate according to the specimen and originals of prescribed documents should be submitted to the  Animal Quarantine officers, on arrival of the consignment/at the time of clearance.

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