Professional Expereince

  • Present2017

    Senior professor

    Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 20172009

    professor

    Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 20092004

    Senior Lecturer Grade I

    Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 20041997

    Senior Lecturer Grade II

    Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 19971989

    Lecturer

    Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 19891985

    Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo.

  • 19811980

    Temp. Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo.

  • 19921991

    Visiting Research Specialist

    Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.

  • 19841982

    Research Assistant

    Dept. of Organic Chemistry, University of Bristol, England.

Institutional Administrative Appointments - Faculty of Medicine/PGIM

  • 20162013

    coordinator - Medical Faculty English Language coordinator under the HETC project

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20102006

    Course Coordinator, M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20102004

    Co-persons in Charge (Co, IRQUE project C2A1 on “Improving Trilingual Capabilities of students and staff of the Faculty”

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20102002

    Chairperson, Staff Group for Student Assistance: this was a voluntary program conducted to assist underperforming students in their first year

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20021998

    Convenor, Nutrition Module

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20152007

    Chairperson, Specialty Board in Molecular Medicine

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo

  • 20152009

    Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo

  • Present2002

    Facilitate Small group discussions in Community Stream and Behavioural stream of the Medical curriculum

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • Present1998

    Conduct lectures and practical sessions: M.Sc. programme in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • endstart

    Postgraduate research supervision: Number of M.Sc candidates supervised ~17 Number of PhDs candidates supervised PhD 10.

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • present2009

    Visiting Lecturer - Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine. Conduct lectures and practical sessions. Examiner. Research supervisor of MSc projects.

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

  • Present2010

    Visiting lecturer 4th Year Special Degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-2000 - 2004 and 2015. Visiting lecturer 3rd Year special degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-2000 – 2004, 2007 and 2015 External Examiner and Moderator: 2000- 2004, 2007 to date Final year research project supervisor. Dissertation Examiner- Special Degree Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology- 2000- 2007 and 2016-todate Examiner and moderator - M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry. 2010 to date

    Dept. of Chemistry Faculty of Science, University of Colombo

  • Present2009

    Visiting lecturer - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine (2009 to date). Conduct lectures and practical sessions. Examiner. Research supervisor of MSc projects.

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

  • Present2000

    Visiting Lecturer - Visiting lecturer 4th Year Special Degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-2000 - 2004 and 2015. Visiting lecturer 3rd Year special degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-2000 – 2004, 2007 and 2015 External Examiner and Moderator: 2000- 2004, 2007 to date Final year research project supervisor. Dissertation Examiner- Special Degree Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology- 2000- 2007 and 2016-todate Examiner and moderator - M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry. 2010 to date

    Dept. of Chemistry Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

  • 20092000

    Visiting Lecturer - Visiting lecture and examiner 3rd Year special degree in Plant Biotechnology Final year research project supervision 2000 and 2001. External examiner, Plant Biotechnology 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.

    Department of Plant sciences, University of Colombo.

  • 20092000

    Visiting Lecture - Evaluation of research Dissertation special degree project 2017. External examiner, Molecular Medicine 2018 to date.

    Department of Zoology, University of Colombo.

Institutional Administrative Appointments - Other Universities

  • 20192003

    External examiner for 2nd MBBS Viva voce examination in Biochemistry 2003- 2007 and 2014 and 2016 & 2019 Examiner of- PhD thesis.

    Department of Biochemistry, Faulty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

  • 20092002

    Certificate course in Molecular Biology Techniques in the Diagnosis and Control of Infectious /Vector- Borne Diseases and human Identification. Conducted lectures and practical sessions: (2002-2009). Examiner of- PhD and M. Phil thesis.

    Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

Editorial and Review Experience

  • 20112007

    Editor - Open University of Sri Lanka: Subject editor of the following units 2011. MLU- 4245- Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics, 2011. ZOP 1205 -Introduction to Molecular Biology & immunology, 2009 ZOP 2311- Master’s Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology, 2007.

    Open University of Sri Lanka

  • 20102010

    Editor - W SulochanaWijesundera, W Kusum de Abrew, Production of a Distance Learning CD for the Language Laboratory of the Faculty in collaboration with the English Language Unit of the University of Colombo under the IRQUE Project C2A1 (2010) to be used by the students registered for the MBBS programme, Colombo, before entry to the Faculty.

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20072007

    Editor - Janz O, Wijesundera S, de Abrew K (Eds.) (2007) Content Language Integrated (CLI) course book, Colombo: Language Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine Colombo.

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20072007

    Editor - Kusum de Abrew, Sulochana Wijesundera, Ariaranee Gnanathasan. Production of a Trilingual CD for the Language Laboratory of the Faculty under the IRQUE Project C2A1e-book (2007).

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20072007

    Editor - Editorial assistance in the development of Sinhala in English and Tamil in Sinhala course books published by the Language Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine Colombo (2005).

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo