Academic Staff – Department of Biochemistry
Head – Department of Biochemistry
Dr. Anoja P. Attanayake


B.Sc Chemistry (Hons), Ph.D. in Biochemistry


Head and Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry


Special Interests: Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy


Research Interest: Bioactivity studies of medicinal plant extracts, Isolation and characterization of antidiabetic, antihyperlipidaemic and antioxidant compounds, antidiabetic mechanisms of natural products; Beta-cell regenerative effects in animal models and in cell cultures, Chemical standardization of traditional plant remedies, clinical trials of herbal drugs


Teaching: Biochemistry for medical undergraduates


Email: anoja715@yahoo.com

Office: 0912234801

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&authuser=1&user=BtlQ1IMAAAAJ


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anoja_Attanayake

Prof K.A.P.W. Jayatilaka B. Sc., M. Sc, Ph.D. (Biochemistry)


B.Sc.(SJP), M.Sc.(SJP), Ph.D.(Ruhuna)


Professor of Biochemistry


Research Interests: Bioactivity studies of medicinal plant extracts, Isolation and characterization of antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective and antioxidant compounds from medicinal plant extracts, Mechanisms of β- cell regeneration, Antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes in disease,


E-mail: ayomaj@med.ruh.ac.lk

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=ZkQdCZ0AAAAJ

Prof R.P. Hewawasam


BSc (Hon) (University of Peradeniya), FIChem C, MPhil (University of Ruhuna), Ph.D. (Australian National University).


Professor in Biochemistry


Research Interests: Studies on biological and pharmacological properties of medicinal plants (Hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory activities etc), Cellular mechanisms involved in calcium signaling in cardiac muscle, Diagnosis, management and prevention of childhood obesity and its complications.


E-mail: ruwaniph@yahoo.com

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ztzkYEoAAAAJ&hl=en


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruwani_Hewawasam

Prof. Chandima Madhu Wickramatilake


MBBS (Ruhuna), Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Ruhuna)


Professor in Biochemistry


Special interests: I am interested on doing research in the field of Human Nutrition, Cardiovascular health and risk factors, Research ethics


Teaching commitments: Contribution to teaching

  • I involved in teaching Biochemistry for medical undergraduates during the first two years.
  • I was a visiting lecturer for Biochemistry for the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna and was in the team of curriculum revision.
  • I was a resource person for Active Citizens Programme to the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology (April 2016)

E-mail: chandimadhu@live.com

Mobile: 0777 909662

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Google Scholar profile:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GPxsiX4AAAAJ&hl=en


Research gate profile:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chandima_Wickramatilake


Publications, Awards, Grants and More Details

Dr. M.T. Napagoda


BSc (Special – First Class Honors, University of Colombo), M.Phil (University of Peradeniya), Grad. Chem (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon), Ph.D. (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)


Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry


Research Interests: Bioactivity studies (anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, anticancer, photoprotective activities) of traditional medicinal plants in Sri Lanka, Development/ optimization of Mass spectrometry based rapid screening methods for natural products, Structure activity relationship studies


E-mail: mayurinapagoda@yahoo.com

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Dr. G.E.D. De Zoysa


M.B.B.S.(Ruhuna), Ph.D. (Ruhuna)


Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry


Research Interests: Iodine nutrition during pregnancy and in children, study on glyceamic index of traditional and improved Sri Lankan rice varieties


E-mail: ericdezoysa@yahoo.com

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Dr. Pabasara Kalansuriya


BSc Chem (First Class Honors, University of Colombo), Ph.D. in Medicinal and BioMolecular Chemistry (University of Queensland), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (John Keells R & D)


Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry


Special interests: High-throughput screening in drug discovery, Nanomedicine, Pharmaceutical biodiscovery, Assay development, Chelation, and antioxidant therapies, Non-communicable diseases, Herbal and complementary medicine.

Teaching commitments: Conduction of lectures (Amino acids and Proteins, Lipids), practical sessions and tutorial classes at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna.


E-mail: p_kalansuriya@med.ruh.ac.lk

Mobile: +94 77 329 4912

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=1HM6ntQAAAAJ


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pabasara_Kalansuriya


Publications, Awards, Grants and More Details

Mrs. M. R. P. Hasanga


BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (Peradeniya), MPhil (reading)


Lecturer (Probationary)


Special Interests: Age related trends of bone turnover markers and relationship of bone turnover markers with serum vitamin D, systemic inflammation, nutrient intake and bone mineral density (BMD) in adult women. Effect of bisphosphonates and vitamin D supplement on bone turnover markers in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Screening of antimicrobial properties of Sri Lankan medicinal plants and lichens against human pathogens, screening of phytochemicals and isolation of active compounds.


E-mail: hasangamr@gmail.com

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mIonP2kAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Non Academic Staff-Department of Biochemistry
Mr. G.H.J. M. Priyashantha


Technical Officer(Grade I)(Animal House)


Email: priyashanthagh@admin.ruh.ac.lk

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Miss. S.A.K. Abayawardena


Technical Officer(Grade II “A”)

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Mrs. B.M.A.S. Malkanthie


Technical Officer(Grade II “A”)

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