The Sri Lanka School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (SLSPO) is the collaboration between the Ministry of Health, the Nippon Foundation and the Cambodia Trust. It was first started in 2004. The primary objective of SLSPO is the education of Prosthetist / Orthotists, trained to International standards, to meet the needs of mobility impaired people in Sri Lanka.
The SLSPO will be the national training centre for the education of Prosthetist – Orthotists in Sri Lanka. Students are taught how to prescribe, manufacture and fit prostheses (artificial limbs) and orthoses (braces), to International standards. The course consists of two years practical and academic training plus one year supervised clinical placement. Not only the education, SLSPO will also become a service provider, delivering prosthetic, orthotic and other rehabilitation services to people with mobility disability. The project is based at the Rehabilitation Hospital at Ragama, 20 kms north of Colombo. Those successfully qualifying from the programme will be recognised and certified as Prosthetist-Orthotists by the Ministry of Health through the Medical College Council. The School will seek international accreditation by The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) at category II level.