National Transport Medical Institute

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About National Transport Medical Institute

This institution initially established at the premises of Rathmalana Depot to provide medical facilities for the employees of South Western Bus Company Ltd. was taken under the possession of Ceylon Transport Board with the nationalization of bus companies in 1958.

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Hon. Minister

Dr. Bandula Gunawardana

Ministry of Transport and Highways

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Hon. State Minister

Mr. Lasantha Alagiyawanna

State Minister of Transport and Highways

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Mr. Darshana Abeyrathne

Chairman/ CEO of National Transport Medical Institute

Ensuring Your Safety on the Road

At NTMI, we prioritize your safety above all else. Driving is not just a privilege but also a responsibility. That is why we are committed to confirming your physical and mental fitness to drive a vehicle on the road.

Dedicated Team

Our dedicated team of professionals and experts will guide you through the process of assessing your readiness to operate a vehicle safely. We believe that a thorough evaluation is essential to protect not only your well-being but also the safety of everyone on the road.

Max Support

We are here to provide you with the support and resources needed to meet the necessary criteria for roadworthiness. Your safety is our mission, and we take it seriously.

Best Resources

Join us in our journey towards safer roads. Explore our services, resources, and expert guidance to ensure you are fit to hit the road with confidence.


Your safety is our priority. Let us drive together towards a safer future.



Research Labs



National Transport Medical Institute provide several other professional services in-order to best serve the consumers. With state-of-the-art technology and the services consumers can expect the outcome 100% reliable and fast.

Common Requirements

Requirements that every applicant must meet

  • Applicant should be present in person.
  • Should bring the national identity card or a valid passport which include the national identity card number. Police report on lost Identity card or Receipt certified by grama niladhari of applying for new identity card will not accepted.
  • Foreign applicant should bring their valid passport
  • Photographs are not required as the relevant photographs will be taken during the process.

Obtaining a new driving license for heavy vehicles

  • Should be a holder of a license of light vehicles (only B and B1 vehicle classes) for a minimum of 2 years prior to the date of application.
  • Should bring the Driving License.
  • A minimum height of 5 feet is required to obtain a license for Motor bus and motor lorry category.
  • Applicant should be 20 years of age to get a learner permit for a heavy vehicle driving license.
  • Applicant should complete 21 years in age to get a heavy vehicle driving license

Obtaining a new driving license for light vehicles

  • Applicant should complete 17 years of age.
  • Bring your spectacles if you are using to see long distance.
  • If you are on long term treatment for any disease (e.g. diabetics, hypertension etc.) take the medicine at prescribed times.

For renewal of driving license

  • Should bring the old driving license
  • If the driving license lost, bring a police report obtain within six month.

To obtain a medical fitness report to courts

  • Should bring the latter issued by courts or traffic police.
  • The referral latter should include the following information
    • Name in full
    • National identity card number
    • Case number
    • Next date of hearing
  • If the client is produced from the jail, he should come with the detention.

To obtain a route permit

  • Should bring the heavy vehicle driving license.

Frequently Asked Questions


We value your feedback, questions, and concerns. If you have any inquiries or require assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support you need. Whether it's about our services, safety assessments, or anything else related to driving, we're just a message away. Feel free to use the contact form below, or reach out to us directly via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to ensure safer roads for all.


No. 170, Highlevel road, Nugegoda.

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