Animal House of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences was established in 2009, to cater to the growing needs of animal experimentations of the Academic Departments. At present, the animal house is equipped with an insectary, Laboratory animal breeding section and experimentation and post-mortem rooms. The Animal House is being maintained to meet with the accepted animal husbandry guidelines, using a well planned, low-cost caging system. Mice and rabbit breeding programs are currently in operation with mice inbred and outbred colonies being available for researchers at short notice. These colonies were initiated with parent animals brought from an established colony maintained at the Animal House, Medical Research Institute, Colombo. The animal house successfully runs toxicity assessment studies and polyclonal antibody production programs for the development of diagnostics. Animal House is being managed by the Department of Parasitology, under the supervision of Prof. Anjana Silva.