The company was owned by the South Western Bus Limited and established at the Ratmalana Depot as a medical center to provide medical facilities to its employees. With the nationalization of the bus companies in 1958, the Ceylon Transport Board came into existence. After the ownership of the bus, it was renamed as 'SLTB Medical Division'.

 

The Medical Center established at the Ratmalana Depot premises was relocated to SLTB Nugegoda, High Level Road, No: 170 in 1970 with the intention of expanding its services. And operates as a self-generating state statutory body under the State Ministry of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry.

 

Operating in accordance with the National Transport Medical Institutions Act No. 25 of 1997 as a State Statutory Institution, the main objectives of this institute are all those who wish to commence training in heavy vehicles, light vehicles, driving schools in Sri Lanka, issuance of medical certificates to drivers who are referred by other external agencies including the Transport Authority, Hon. Judiciary, Sri Lanka Transport Board, after conducting a high quality medical examination on their health condition.

 

For this purpose, the head office and 25 branch offices have been established throughout the island.
                                                                     

It has been 21 years since the National Transport Medical Institute became a national institution and the national mission it accomplishes is immense.

 Opening of branch offices

 
Branch

Date Started

 
Kandy

1999.01.01

 
Galle

2003.10.02

 
Kurunegala

2004.12.09

 
Anuradhapura

2005.06.02

 
Hambantota

2007.03.05

 
Rathnapura

2007.03.26

 
Badulla

2007.04.09

 
Monaragala

2007.05.09

 
Ampara

2007.06.05

 
Batticaloa

2009.01.15

 
Werahera

2009.03.27

 
Matara

2009.09.12

 
Vavuniya

2009.05.22

 
Mannar

2009.08.24

 
Trincomalee

2010.01.04

 
Kilinochchi

2010.11.19

 
Jaffna

2010.02.08

 
Gampaha

2010.08.13

 
Kalutara

2012.01.30

 
Matale

2013.11.22

 
Kegalle

2014.07.01

 
Mulathivu

2014.10.10

 
Nuwara Eliya

2014.10.17

 
Polonnaruwa

2014.11.11

 
Puttalam

2014.12.15

 

 

Chairmen who have served in the National Transport Medical Institute since its inception

 

Mr. Ramal Siriwardena 

1998 October - 2001 February

 

Mr. Sarath Hulangamuwa

2001 February - 2001 June

 

Dr. Gamini Karunanayaka      

2002 Aprial - 2004 Aprial

 

Mr G.E.F.C. Fernando

2004 July - 2005 July

 

Dr. Ruwan Vijayamuni

2005 September - 2005 December

 

Mr M.F. Rasheen

2007 January - 2007  November

 

Dr. Ruwan Vijayamuni

2008 September - 2010 February

 

Mr. U.K.D. Indradasa    

2010 August -  2013 Juny

 

Mr N.P. Imbulagoda  

2013 July -  2013 December

 

Mr. Chandrabhanu Adikaram   

2014 January - 2014 December

 

Mr. K.G. Dharmathilaka (Actg.)

2015 January -  2015 February

 

Proff. S. Saman Abeysinghe

2015 February - 2015 May

 

Mr. R.D. Niutan 

2015 Juny - 2015 September

 

Dr. G.Y.A.R. Pushpakumara

2015 October - 2019 January
 

Mr. W.S. Sisira Perera

2019 January - 2019 May

 

Mr. Chandrasiri Vithanage         

2019 May - 2019 September

 

Dr. Savindra Gamage              

from 2020 March up to now.