Professor Panduka Karunanayake

MBBS (NCMC), MD Medicine (Col), FRCP (Lon), FCCP (SL), PGCert (Teaching in HE) (Col) with SEDA (UK) certificate, PGDip (Appl Sociol) (Col)

Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine

Specialist Physician in the Professorial Unit in Medicine

Chairperson of the Humanities Society and Professionalism Stream of the MB BS Programme

Director, Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo

Professor Panduka Karunanayake is a specialist in general (internal) medicine, with an interest in clinical infectious disease. He has published on leptospirosis, dengue, visceral leishmaniasis and brucellosis.

Panduka is a SEDA Recognised Teacher. He has an abiding interest in postgraduate medical education, and is an examiner in several specialties in the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and in the MRCP (UK) PACES examination.

Panduka also has an interest in medical ethics (both research ethics and clinical ethics), and the interphase between medicine and the social sciences and the humanities.

He has been a frequent contributor to the national press on issues relating to higher education and healthcare and as a book reviewer. A compilation of his articles and lectures on education was recently published (Ruptures in Sri Lanka’s Education, Sarasavi Publishers).