Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency!

The Convention against Doping in Sports Act” No. 33 of 2013 was drafted on 9th day of September 2013 to give effect to the International Convention against Doping in Sport” to make provision for the implementation of the said convention by the establishment of the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency and for specifying the applicable Domestic Legal Mechanism to combat doping in sport within the framework of the Aforesaid Convention.

The provisions for the establishment of Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency is laid down under part III of the Aforesaid Act.

Research unit acquires a prominent place among other basic objectives of the Agency’ it expects to identify new trends in Doping Testing and Usage of Prohibited Substances and methods.Also, Sri Lanka being an eastern country in which indigenous medicine also acquires a prominence place’ players sometimes take indigenous medicine from Ayurwedic Doctors and others from different medical systems. So, it is important to do a research on indigenous medicine to identify the content in those medicine and to see whether it prohibited substance according to WADA Code’

Usage of Prohibited Substances and its ill effects is still a new topic to Sri Lanka. General Public and people who are engaged in sports (players, trainers, coachers, parents) do not have a proper understanding on Doping Control. As a result this institute owes a responsibility to build up public awareness in this regard. Therefore, we conduct all Island Awareness program series District funded by UNESCO and in addition to that Awareness Programs are conducted to enlighten Sports. Also, we are planning to organize a school level seminar series to make school children aware and teach them how to get rid of this menace.

Even though, a player can achieve so many trophies and make new record and easily by using prohibited substances, it may Couse so many damages to his body in the long term it may culminate in death as well.

Therefore, to avoid players from using prohibited substances an immeasurable and incalculable service is done by this institute, the main objective of this institute is to eradicate all forms of Doping in sport and to promote clean and fair sport in the country. Therefore this becomes a social menace.

Players earns a good reputation to the country where he belongs. But when it is found that he had used Prohibited Substances and he had achieved all those thing by cheating the world it brings a shame to the country as well and it devastates the dignity of the country.Therefore we have a duty to eliminate this malpractice from our sports and protect Sri Lankan pride and dignity before the world .

The meaning of the logo of the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency (SLADA) is as follows.

The black color in the background : the endanger of taking prohibited substances in sporting.

The map of the country: the key role played by SLADA island-wide and the local identity of its procedure.

Five English Letters: our abbreviated form.

The four colors of those letters : the national colors of Sri Lanka depicted in the national flag,

Layers of above four colors on the edge of the map: national identity of the process of our institute

The fingerprint in the middle and within the map : the maximum of correctness, confidentiality, trust and transparency relating to the testing process of prohibited substances in sports.

The collective meaning of all above symbols: 100% purity that should be maintained in the discipline of sports.

A Dope free Sri Lankan Sports energy for a right and fair achievement.

To implement the convention against Doping in Sport Act No.33 of 2013. According to world Anti-Doping Act and its Regulations.

In terms of Section 11 of the Act. The Objectives of the Agency shall be to ,

(i). Take such measures as are required for eradicating Doping in Sports.

(ii). Promote research into the area of Doping in relation to sports and reciprocal testing between the Agency and other International Organizations carrying out similar functions.

Board of Directors 

Chaired by Prof. Arjuna de Silva, the SLADA Board of Directors is comprised of 10 experienced and professional individuals who share the ideals and principles of SLADA’s vision, mission, and core values. The Board of Directors advises and supports the staff in executing the work of the agency through its balanced and diverse viewpoints. Our members bring a variety of expertise to the governance of SLADA including background in the fields of law, medicine, higher education, involvement with Olympic organizations both from an administration and athlete perspective, and an understanding of anti-doping programs


This agency was formed after the “Convention Against Doping In Sport Act No.33 of 2013” was passed in September 2013. SLADA’s professional staff is responsible for managing and coordinating the agency’s program initiatives that include testing, science & research, education and adjudication.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.

  • Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.

    WADA works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

The World Anti-Doping Code is the document that brings consistency to anti-doping rules, regulations and policies worldwide.

The Prohibited List (List) was first published in 1963 under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee. Updated annually, the List identifies the substances and methods prohibited to athletes in- and out-of-competition.

WADA’s governing bodies, namely Foundation Boardand Executive Committee, are composed in equal parts by representatives from the sport movement and governments of the world.

WADA’s Committees act as advisory committees and provide guidance for the Agency’s programs.

WADA’s funding is based on a unique hybrid private-public model:

50% Olympic Movement  50 % Governments of the world.

  • The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.

    Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and Arabic, not only is ADAMS easy to use, it is also free for WADA’s stakeholders allowing them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport. ADAMS’ multi-level access system protects the security and confidentiality of data.

    ADAMS is a clearinghouse where all data can be stored, in particular laboratory resultsTherapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). It facilitates the sharing of information amongst relevant organizations and promotes efficiency, transparency and effectiveness in all anti-doping activities.

    ADAMS addresses the key activities of anti-doping operations through its many functions.

Athlete Whereabouts

The Web-based functionality allows athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules of their sport by entering their information from anywhere in the world. Additionally, ADAMS supports the delegation of this responsibility to an authorized representative such as team manager, agent or other third party. This functionality also helps anti-doping organizations share whereabouts information, crucial for supporting athletes so that they do not need to enter their whereabouts more than once via multiple means. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts through the use of SMS messaging to ADAMS.

The ADAMS Whereabouts tutorial on how our to submit whereabouts information is available on WADA’s Youtube channel.

For any questions related to Whereabouts of Sri Lankan players please contact :

Dr.Shiromi De Alwis at Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency

e-mail :


TUE Management

ADAMS facilitates online management of TUE requests, as well as online notification to those involved in the process. TUE information is shared with all and only relevant parties, thus for the athlete one submission is all that is necessary. Upon approval of the TUE, ADAMS also provides the athletes the option to print their Certificate of Approval for their records.

Test Planning & Results Management

The ADAMS doping control database provided to ADOs is an essential tool for managing both an in- and out-of-competition doping control program. Stakeholders can use ADAMS to plan, coordinate and order tests, as well as to manage test results. Coordination of doping control programs in the ADAMS system helps to avoid duplication of testing efforts and harmonizes communications between testing authorities, sample collection agencies as well as WADA accredited laboratories.

Lab Results module

WADA-Accredited Laboratories utilize ADAMS to submit test results to the appropriate authorities including WADA. In this way, Results Management Organizations are notified of results promptly and clearly and WADA is automatically engaged to ensure transparency in all results management processes.

ADAMS was launched in 2005 for the initial pilot phase. The system has since then been introduced and implemented by most Anti-Doping Organizations and all WADA accredited anti-doping laboratories.

Please consult the list of organizations using ADAMS.

If you have questions related to your ADAMS account, please contact the organisation that issued your ADAMS account.

For technical support please contact the ADAMS Helpdesk:

North America: 1 866 922 3267
International: +1 514 904 8800