ND Namal Jayawardhane is a senior lecturer for 13 years in the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Served as Unit Head for Kayachikitsa Unit and also as a Ayurveda Medicine consultant for National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital.

Completed MD in the year of 2012 in the field of Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda General Medicine), specialized area as Hepatobiliary System, from the Benaras Hindu University, India and Ayurveda undergraduate studied at Institute of Indigenous Medicine, UoC.

Research interests lie in the area of orthopedic, Traditional cancer care and collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines such as archeology and traditional medicine. Has served on roughly fifteen conference and workshop programs nationally and internationally.

Professional career outside of academia includes practicing specifically focuses on the traditional medicine with the background support of  “Kirineliya Traditional Medicine pedigree” which is specialized in wound healing and cancer treatment.


Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • workshop 2015

    workshop on Strengthening of Ethical Review Committees in Health Care Institutions

    National Health Research Council, Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medicine

  • Workshop 2019

    Research Ethics

    Ethic Review Committee of IIM, Collaboration with the Education, Training & Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine

  • Workshop 2019

    Basics of Research Ethics

    Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka

  • Education level 2000

    Education title

    Education location


  • 20212018

    Former Head

    Unit of Kayachikitsa

  • 20032005


    Welfare society of Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 20022003


    Research Management and Higher Degree Committee

  • 20002002


    Editorial Board: Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine (SLJIM)