Ayurveda is globalizing. Panchakarma is a unique and integral part of Ayurveda treatment. The scope of Panchakarma is not only in treatment aspect, but also in prevention of diseases and promotion of health. Panchakarma treatment are being offered at large scale various Government Ayurveda hospitals as well as private sector. Through various treatment centres of Panchakarma are being operated in different places including tourists' hotel where competent professional Panchakarma therapists being unavailable, it seems that the image, aims and objectives and utility of Panchakarma are not conveyed properly. Consequently, the services provided by such Panchakarma health care centres are far below the standard level. On this context, Certificate/Dip. Course in Panchakarma Therapy at university level will be a timely requirement and ultimately a great opportunity to upgrade Panchakarma treatment in the country.
Ayurveda Panchakarma Training Institute - (APTI) is a renowned Ayurveda institute in Sri Lanka for producing qualified Ayurveda practitioners since 2005. Currently, APTI is affiliated to the Education and Hospital Board Department of Ayurveda (Reg. No. 002), Tertiary and Vocational Educational Commission (Reg. No. P/12/0181) and APTI academic staff members are qualified in all subject areas locally and internationally. APTI conducts variety of courses like Ayurveda Panchakarma & SPA Therapy, Ayurveda Panchakarma Certificate, Ayurveda Panchakarma Diploma, Yoga Diploma, acupuncture, MLT-X ray-ECG reading programmes. Lectures are conducted by well qualified University Lecturers, Subject related Professors and well qualified BAMS/ MBBS Physicians.