Senior lecturer attached to the Unit of Dravyaguna Vignana in Department of Ayurveda Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo. Served as Head Unit of Dravyguna Vignana, consultant for National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital. Obtained post graduates of MPhil in Ayurveda from University of Colombo, PhD in Botany from Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya. Followed research training programs from Benaras Hindu University & Gujarat Ayurveda University,India, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo & Institute of Chemistry Sri Lanaka. Involved in experimental and clinical research in Ayurveda, Phytochemicals, secondary plant metabolites, plant taxonomy and chemotaxonomy, chromatography, pharmacognocy and herbal drug standardization. Conduct collaborative research with Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo, University of Vocational Technology, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. Around twenty in number participated for workshops, given contribution to national and international conferences. Except to academic qualifications have experience with treatments in pedigree of traditional medical practices belongs to Ayagama Asaneris weda Paramapara in Rathnapura District that specialized for Sarwanga roga (general medicine). Currently conducting research on herbal drug standardization, medicinal plants in cancer treatments, product development of traditional herbal formula which grants facilitated by institutional and AHEAD projects.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD

    PhD (Botany)


  • MPhil

    MPhil (Ayurveda)


  • BAMS

    BAMS (Hons)


  • Certificate 1991

    Certificate in professional English

    The Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Certificate 1991

    Certificate for Communication English

    University of Warwick

  • Diploma 1999

    Diploma in Acupuncture

    The Open International University for Complementary Medicines

  • Certificate 2007

    Certificate in Herbal Technology

    December Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate 2008

    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

    Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo

  • Training course 2006

    Training course on Research Methodology

    Health System Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo


  • 20212018

    Former Unit Head Dravyaguna Vignana

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 20182017


    Teachers Association Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 20052004

    Medical officer Department of Ayurveda

    Ayurveda Base Hospital, Kegalla

  • onward2015

    Consultant Physician

    National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital