• Dr. Mrs. M. L. U. Salma was born in Mawanella, studied at the University of Colombo, and got BUMS Honors degree in 1991. Worked as a Medical officer at BMARI for 1 ½ years, then was absorbed as a Lecturer by the IIM, University of Colombo in 1993.

• She has done her Postgraduate MD in Moalejat at Govt. Nizamiya Tibbi College, Hyderabad in 1997.

• She is presently working as a Senior Lecturer – Grade 1 at IIM and is a visiting Consultant physician in the National Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital, Borella since 1998.

• She has served as the Head of the Department of Moalejat for 4 ½ years, served as an acting Sectional Head for a short period during the Tsunami period in 2004.

• Due to a shortage of lecturers, she has conducted lectures and practical in Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Unani general medicine, and Surgery.

• Dr. Salma has conducted lectures and practical for all 4 batches of postgraduate Diploma in Unani Medicine.

• She has supervised 4, M. Phil candidates and 4 PG Diploma candidates

• Dr. Salma has served as a member of the Research and Higher Degree Committee for 4 ½ years and again as an MD coordinator for 3 years.

• She has published 2 books in Unani medicine and 4 books are in progress.

• Dr. Salma has presented several scientific papers in National and International Seminars.

• She has reviewed and evaluated several scientific papers and research projects.

• Now Dr. Salma is a member of the Ethical Review Committee. ERC / IIM since 2018.

• She has contributed as a Unani Pharmacopoea member

• Dr. Salma has contributed at the National level as a member of the College and Hospital Board, Member of Soothra Committee, and actively participated in several Unani Medical camps throughout the Island.

• Dr. Salma has served 27 years at IIM in the University of Colombo and her commitment and dedication to the teaching, research and National level contributions in the field of Unani has enabled her to produce good Unani medical practitioners throughout the island.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • BUMS


    IIM, University of Colombo

  • MD


    Moalejat – NTC, UHS. India


  • Now

    Senior Lecturer

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo

  • 20052004

    Acting Head/ Unani section

  • 20052001

    Head- Department of Moalejat

  • 20001998

    Student Counselor/ Unani

  • 20011998

    Secretary- Unani sectional committee

  • 19931992

    Medical Officer – BMARI