Dr. W.A.S. Saroja Weerakoon, Grade I Senior Lecturer in Ayurveda Pediatrics, Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ayurvedic Consultant Pediatrician in National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has completed her Master Degree in Ayurveda Pediatrics,IIM, University of Colombo and PhD Degree in Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Dr. Weerakoon joined as an academic member of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo in 2008. She completed her postgraduate studies; Master of Phillosophy (MPhil) in 2010. She was accredited as a teacher in Higher Education by Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA), United Kingdom

Dr.Weerakoon has teaching experience of around 13 years. She has trained undergraduate and postgraduate scholars. As the Head of the Unit of Prausitantra Kaumarabhrithya (Unit of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics) she served as an administrative position. She has experience as a Mentor for undergraduates’ students. She has served as a student counselor and is serving as the institutional Medical Officer at present.

She has experiences as a member of the Curriculum Development and Evaluation Committee, Ethics Review Committee, Animal Research and welfare Sub Committee (ARWSC), Domain Coordinator for of Institutional Review, as a post of course coordinator for Post graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Nutrition, Member of the Career Guidance Unit and member of Research Management and Higher Degree Committee

As a clinical and an academic researcher engaging to strengthen research competence in Ayurveda and Traditional Medical System in Sri Lanka.

Her research interests include bioactivities of indigenous medicines and Pediatric related disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Attention deficit Hyperactive disorders and Muscular dystrophies. Current research and consulting areas are; research on Pediatrics behavioral disorders and muscular dystrophies. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine at present.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • B.A.M.S. (Hons)

    Under Graduate - Bachelor’s Degree

    University of Colombo

  • MPhil (Ayu) 2010

    Post Graduate Degrees

    University of Colombo

  • PhD 2016

    Post Graduate

    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE), 2009


    Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo

  • Higher education 2009

    Accredited as a teacher in Higher education by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

    in the United Kingdom


  • Present2019

    Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

    Unit of Prasuti Tantra Kaumarabhrithya, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.