Academic Staff-Department of Community Medicine
Head Department of Community Medicine
Dr. Champa J. Wijesinghe


MBBS, MSc (Com Med), MD (Com Med)


Head & Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine.


Special Interests: Public health nutrition, Childhood disabilities, Community mental health, Non-communicable diseases


Teaching Commitments: Nutrition, Environmental health


Email: cjw@med.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 221


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=2Sc__9EAAAAJ


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


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Prof P.V De Silva


MBBS, Msc, MD (Community Medicine)


Professor in Community Medicine


Special Interests: Occupational Health, Research Methodology


Teaching Commitments: Occupational Health


Email: pvijithadesilva123@yahoo.com

Intercom Extension: 231

Mobile: 0777609703


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=vijitha+de+silva&oq=vijitha


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


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Prof Bilesha Perera


BSc (Col), MSc (Lond, UK), PGDip Stat (Col), Ph.D. (IU, USA),

FFAIMER (Phil, USA).


Professor in Behavioral Sciences, Department of Community Medicine


Special Interests: Aging, Substance Use, Sexual Health, Human Behavior, Violence and Gender Issues


Email: pperera@indiana.edu

Intercom Extension: 222


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Dr. Thyagi Ponnamperuma


MBBS (Ruhuna), DFM (Colombo), MPh (Maastricht, NL), PhD (Maastricht, NL)


Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine.


Special Interests: Community Mental Health, Family Medicine, Medical Ethics


Teaching Commitments: Epidemiology, Family Medicine


Email: thyagi_p@yahoo.com

Intercom Extension: 226

Mobile: 0777424686


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7iqm3xQAAAAJ


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


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Dr. Achala Liyanage


MBBS, MD (Derm)


Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine.


Special Interests: Public Health, Community Dermatology


Teaching Commitments: Medical Demography,

Community Attachment Programme


Email: achalaliyanage@yahoo.com(preferred), achalaliyanage@med.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 228

Mobile: 0777882762


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=JVO5KIwAAAAJ


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Achala_Liyanage3


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Dr. Janithra de silva


MBBS, PhD


Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine.


Special Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Birth defects among children, Epidemiology


Teaching Commitments: Maternal and child health


Email: janithradesilva@gmail.com, janithradesilva@med.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 227

Mobile: 0776509521


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


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Dr. I.L.A.N Darshana


MBBS(Ruhuna), MSc (Community Medicine, Colombo)


Lecturer(Probationary)


Special Interests: Illicit Drug Use, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Medical Education


Teaching Commitments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health


Email: ilandare@gmail.com, ilandarshana@med.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 219

Mobile: 0714196948


Google Scholar Profile https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=IgHtSAAh9OcC&hl=en


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


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Dr. G. D. C. H. Jayawardena


MBBS(Colombo)


Lecturer(Probationary)


Special Interests: Family Medicine, Mental health, Elderly medicine


Email: chamindahj@med.ruh.ac.lk, chamindauor@gmail.com

Mobile: 0718323899


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


Researchgate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chaminda-Jayawardena


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Dr. V.P.C Rajakaruna


MBBS (Colombo), PGDip in HD (Colombo), MPH (Kelaniya)


Lecturer (Probationary)


Special Interests: Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases, Adolescent Health, Medical Education


Teaching Commitments: Environmental Health


Email: vindya@med.ruh.ac.lk, vindyadoc@mial.com

Mobile: 0704143017
Intercom Extension: 220


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


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vindya-Rajakaruna


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Dr Vishari De Silva


MBBS (Ruhuna)


Lecturer (Probationary)

Special Interests : Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Medical Ethic


Email : bvsdesilva@med.ruh.ac.lkĀ ,visharid@gmail.com

Mobile: 071 4956556


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Academic Supportive Staff Members-Department of Community Medicine

Mr A.V. HEMAJITH THARINDRA


BA. (Peace & Conflict Resolution), MA. (Conflict, Peace & Development Studies),

M’ Phill Student in University of Ruhuna,

Diploma in Psychological Counseling,

Diploma in International Relations, Diploma in Criminology.


Instructor in Social Works Department of Community Medicine.


Email: tharindraavh@gmail.com

Intercom Extension: 230

Non Academic Staff-Department of Community Medicine
Mr. M.H.R. Mahendra


G.C.E. A/L


Technical Officer


Email: mahendramh@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 218

Mrs. Mangalika Petangoda


G.C.E. A/L


Senior Staff Assistant


Email: pethangodam@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 216

Mr. J.K.K. M. Pradeep


G.C.E. O/L


Laboratory Assistant


Email: manjulapjk@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 217