Sri Lanka

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 1.5 (2019)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a practical planning, monitoring and evaluation tool to guide, develop and refine rabies control programmes. It provides measurable steps, designed as a logical flow of activities, to progress from Stage 0 to Stage 5, in efforts towards freedom from dog-transmitted rabies.


A SARE score of 1.5 out of 5 signifies a country where small-scale rabies control programs are in place and the country is working towards developing a national rabies control programme.

2019: In-country SARE assessment
Sri Lanka In-country assessment 2019 V4.xlsm
2018: SARE assessment at an ARACON meeting
Sri Lanka SARE Assessment ARACON 2018.xlsm

Epidemiological Data

This country is not currently using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin.

In-country Capacity Building

June 2019

GARC facilitated a national-level SARE workshop. During the SARE workshop - attended by medical and veterinary personnel from the Health Ministry, Public Health Inspectors, laboratory diagnosticians, bite center medical officers, academia and animal welfare volunteers - the government assessed their progress towards rabies elimination and generated their rabies elimination workplan. 

March 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Network / Workshop participation:

Attended the inaugural Asian Rabies Control Network (ARACON) meeting (more information)