WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); along with, the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 24 September 2017, comes into force on 1 January 2018.

The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition; and, which substances are banned in particular sports. 

“WADA is pleased to publish the 2018 Prohibited List,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. “Updated annually, the List is released three months ahead of taking effect so that all stakeholders — in particular athletes and their entourage — have sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the document and its modifications,” Reedie continued. “It is vital that all athletes and entourage take the necessary time to consult the List; and that, they contact their respective anti-doping organizations (ADOs) if they have any doubts as to the status of a substance or method.”

43rd National Sports Festival at Matara

43rd National Sports Festival was conducted form 22/09/22 to 24/09/24 at the Matara Kotavila ground parallel to that, an exhibition was conducted with the coverage of all the organizations associated with the Ministry of Sports. The Inauguration ceremony of the aforesaid festival was conducted with the participation of Hon. Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara and the Sports Ministers representing all the provinces. The closing ceremony was conducted with the participation of Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, and also participated to view the Sports Exhibition.

The exhibition stall which was presented by Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency was able to support to improve the knowledge on Prohibited Substances of the Athletes as well as the general public.

SPORTEX 2017 – Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency Exhibition @ BMICH

Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency with SPORTEX 2017 @ BMICH

Sportex2017 exhibition was conducted on 26th and 27th of August 2017.

At the SLADA stall, awareness was given to the local as well as international crowd regarding Prohibited substances and the side effects as well as the activities of SLADA.

Hon.Minister Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara and his team participated in this event on 26th of August 2017.

South Asia RADO Board Meeting and Result Management Training 2017 in Bhutan


The South Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization (SA RADO) Board Meeting was held in Thimphu, Bhutan 3-4 August 2017. In addition, they offered a training workshop on Results Management (RM). Prof. Arjuna De Silva Chairman of SLADA and Chairman of SARADO participated for the above board meeting as the representative from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency will be hosting the 15th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sports – 2018 (July)

All Asia/Oceania Regional Countries meet together, who has ratified the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in sports. This meeting encourage Ministers and Senior Officials responsible for Anti-Doping and contribute to global government leadership in protecting the rights of the clean sport and supporting the implementation of the convention by the state parties.

 The 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport was held on 22-23 May 2017 in the city of Hangzhou, hosted by the government of China.
Representing Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency, The Chairman Prof.Arjuna de Silva addressing the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting
SLADA  is pleased to inform you that the 15th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport will be held on July 2018 in Colombo, hosted by the government of Sri Lanka.