Dr. MNF Rizniya has been jointed as an undergraduate student in University of Colombo on 15.02.1996 and continued his association with the University by joining the University as an academic after obtaining First Class Honours for his first degree. She gains her post-graduate degree in Master of Science specialty in Food and Nutrition at the University of Kelaniya. She serves the University of Colombo as a Senior Lecturer Grade II in the Department of Ilmul Advia in Unani section.

During this Dr. MNF Rizniya has been appointed to various Academic as well as Administrative positions. She has served as the student counselor, Coordinator of the New Entrants and member in the examination and other important boards in several times. She was Head inĀ  Department of Tahaffuzi vo Samnaji Tibb (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine) of Unani section from 03.02.2014-03.02.2017. During this period she initiated and devoted to national and community extension works in Unani section.

Dr. MNF Rizniya has been published many abstracts and journal papers in the field of Medicinal plants and Unani pharmacology.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery, First Class (Hons)

    University of Colombo.

  • MSc. in Food and Nutrition, GPA 3.7

    University of Kelaniya

  • Successfully completed Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

    SDC University of Colombo

  • Quality control and standardization of herbal drugs 2010

    Industrial Training Institute

  • Developing Skills of Herbal Pharmaceutical Analysis 2014

    Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institut


  • Now2013

    Senior Lecturer Grade II

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 20082006

    Lecturer in Department of Mualijat

    IIM, University of Colombo

  • 20082006

    Lecturer in Department of Mualijat

    IIM, University of Colombo

  • 20052004

    Temporary Demonstrator in Department of Allied Sciences

    IIM, University of Colombo

  • Life member in SLAIHEE

  • Life member in Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka