Since the establishment of the Anti Malaria Campaign in 1911 it has been
responsible for the control of the disease in the country.
Currently the Anti Malaria Campaign, the equivalent of the National
Malaria Control Programme, is a Specialized Campaign of the Ministry of Health
and comprises the Directorate and twenty district-level Regional Offices. It
functions as a decentralized campaign, the Directorate coming under the purview
of the Line Ministry of Health (Central Ministry) and the Regional Offices
belonging to the nine Provincial Health Administrations.
The Directorate of the Anti Malaria Campaign is responsible for
prevention and control of malaria in Sri Lanka. Strategic planning for the
National Programme is a function of the Directorate while the twenty two
decentralized regional programs are expected to prepare plans of action based on
the national Strategic Plan, for the respective districts. Since malaria
transmission intensity and malariogenicity show variations within the country
and even within the districts, preparation of annual action plans is a local