Academic Staff-Department of Physiology
Head-Department of Physiology
Dr Amaranath Karunanayake


MBBS, Ph.D


Senior lecturer in Physiology & Head of the Department.


Special Interests: Gastrointestinal Physiology, Physiology of Pain, Functional abdominal pain , colour vision


Teaching commitments:

Internal – MBBS degree programme at the University of Ruhuna

External – Faculty of Allied Health , University of Ruhuna , Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Nurses Training School Galle, Midwifery students and Public health inspectors.


E-mail: a2222nath@gmail.com

Mobile: +094 (0)71 6050048

Intercom Extension: 350/368


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tE64wRMAAAAJ&hl=en


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


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Professor Sampath Gunawardena


MBBS (Ruhuna), Ph.D (Ruhuna)


Professor of Physiology


Special Interests: Behaviour of pulmonary vagal afferents in heart failure, Cardiac rehabilitation, Medical education.


E-mail: sampathgu@yahoo.com

Intercom Extension: 358


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=r4bQkB0AAAAJ


Research Gate Profile : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sampath-Gunawardena-2


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Senior Professor Mahinda Kommalage


MBBS (Ruhuna) Med Lic (Uppsala) Ph.D (Uppsala) MHPE (Keele, UK).


Senior Professor in Physiology.


Special Interests: Neurophysiology, Biomedical Informatics, Medical education, spinal code pain transmission, social and economic impact of drug use.


Teaching: General Physiology


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

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O8pACyEAAAAJ&hl=en


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


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Professor R S Janaka Lenora


MBBS (Ruhuna), MPhil (Ruhuna), Ph.D (Lund)


Professor in Physiology


Teaching Courses:

  • Medical Course- Human Physiology
  • Allied Health Sciences Degree Programme – Human Physiology & Research Supervision
  • PG Diploma in Medical Physiology

E-mail: lenora@med.ruh.ac.lk, rsjlenora@yahoo.co.uk

Mobile: +94 (0)71 7612390

Intercom Extension: 359


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=o1ZUM5MAAAAJ&hl=en


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Janaka_Lenora2/research


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Dr. D. C. Wijewickrama


MBBS, M. Phil.


Senior Lecturer in Physiology


Fellow International Society of Nephrology.
Member International Society of Nephrology.


Special Interests: Renal function in pregnancy.


E-mail: champawijewickrama@yahoo.co.uk

Intercom Extension: 357


Google Scholar Profile :  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xvnUjt0AAAAJ&hl=en


Research Gate Profile : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Champa-Wijewickrama


Orcid Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1616-1090


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Dr. U.K. Egodage.


MBBS (Col), MD (Col)


Lecturer in Physiology


Research Interests : Respiratory physiology, Pain management


Email; kaushiegodage@gmail.com

Mobile : 0772604203
Intercom Extension: 360


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Dr. Yashangi Anjana Wagaarachchige .


MBBS(Ruhuna), MD Anaesthesiology (Colombo)


Lecturer in Physiology


Special Interests: Critical care medicine, medical education, Pain physiology, Respiratory mechanics


Teaching commitments: undergraduate education, ALS/BLS instructor


Email: anjanayw@gmail.com


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Dr. Shanaka Mohotti


MBBS, MD


Lecturer in Physiology


Email: shanaka.mohotti@gmail.com


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Academic Supportive Staff -Department of Physiology
Mrs. D.M.Y. Amerasinghe


BSc (Zoology Special. Hon.), M.Phil.


Scientific Assistant.


Email: yamunaamera@yahoo.com

Intercom Extension: 351

Non-Academic Staff-Department of Physiology
Mr.L.A.S.Darmapriya


Staff Technical Officer Grade II


Email: dharmapriyala@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 353

Ms.D.W.S.Damayanthi


Management Assistant


BA(Special)-USJP, Diploma in Computer Science


Email: damayanthidw@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 352

Mr.M.L.D.U.Kumara


Lab Attendant


Email: kumaraml@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 352

Mr.N.S.Wanigarathna


Lab Attendant


Email: wanigaratnens@admin.ruh.ac.lk

Intercom Extension: 352