Dr. Aruna Ambagala

Dr. Aruna Ambagala is the Section Head at the Mammalian Diseases Unit, and the WOAH (OIE)  reference laboratory expert for African and classical swine fevers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency- National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Winnipeg, Canada. As the Section Head, he oversees testing services, technology development, research, training and scientific consultation to the national animal health program for high-consequence viral diseases such as classical and African swine fever, bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, Schmallenberg, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, pseudorabies and other emerging viral diseases affecting farm animals. Dr. Ambagala received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Sri Lanka and his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, USA. He holds adjunct appointments at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine-University of Calgary, the Department of Animal Sciences and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases – University of Manitoba.