Dr.A.S.F. Shifra is a probationary lecturer at the Unit of Ilmul Advia, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo. She entered the University in 2008. She has graduated in 2016 with five first classes and 23 Distinctions in 29 subjects. She has given her service to the Institute of Indigenous Medicine as a temporary demonstrator for the departments of Kulliyat and Amraz e Niswan Vo Qabalat in 2017-2018.
From 2018- 2021 she has worked as a Ayurvedic Community Medical Officer at Ayurvedic Health Promotion Services, Galenbindunuwewa and at Musali Divisional Secreteriat, Mannar. During the period of government service, she has actively conducted various awareness programmes to prevent COVID-19, Dengue and NCDs and nutritional programmes to promote health of pre-school and school children, officers of governmental and non-governmental organizations, pregnant and breast feeding mothers and elders, mobile medical camps, programmes to promote herbal gardening at school and home levels, programmes to promote organic cultivation and various TV programmes to promote healthy life style among general public.
In December, 2021 she re-entered to the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo as a probationary lecturer and hopes to provide her fullest co-operation in achieving institutional goals after completing her M.D in Ilmul Saidala.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Grade 1 GCE (O/L) 1993-2004

    Grade 1- GCE (O/L)

    K/Al.Aqsa National School, Kalpitiya.

  • - 1997

    Successfully got through Grade 5 Scholarship examination


  • GCE 0/L 2003

    Have got 8 ‘‘A’’s (Distinction passes) in GCE 0/L Examination

    The Department of Examination, Sri Lanka

  • GCE (O/L) 2004

    Got selected and participated to the School Science Programme conducted by

    Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy for best results

  • Diploma 2003-2004

    Successfully completed Diploma in Computer Studies with Credit pass at

    British Institute of Computer Technology, Kalpitiya

  • Diploma 2003

    Successfully completed Diploma in English with A grade at

    Global College of Computer Studies, Puttalam

  • GCE (A/L) 2004-2007

    GCE (A/L)

    P/Fathima Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Puttalam

  • Course 2004

    Have attended a Course of Instruction in Preliminary First Aid and have passed the Proficiency Examination

    The St.John Ambulance at P/Fathima Balika Maha Vidyalaya

  • Education level 2005

    Successfully got through General Information and Technology Examination with B grade

    Ministry of Higher Education

  • Workshop 2013

    Participated at Unani Medicine Workshop

    Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute, Nawinna

  • Soft Skills Development Programme 2014

    Successfully completed Outbond Soft Skills Development Programme

    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

  • WORKSHOP 2014


    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya

  • First Aid Awareness Programme 2014

    Participated in the First Aid Awareness Programme

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya

  • BUMS 2015

    1st Class Honors Degree- Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo

  • Internship 2015-2016

    Internship (2015-2016) Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute, Nawinna.

    National Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital, Borella. Mansuva Ayurvedic Hospital, Borella

  • Seminar 2016

    Participation in the Seminar on ‘‘Applied Aspect of Assessment of Mizaj (Temperament)

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya

  • Certificate Course 2015

    Certificate Course in Panchakarma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Aroma Therapy, Reflexology, Herbal Beauty Care, Yoga and Meditation


  • - 2020

    Diploma in Accupuncture Therapy


  • Certificate 2020

    Certificate of Efficiency as a Pharmacist

    Sri Lanka Medical College Council


  • 01.201802.2017

    Temporary demonstrator

    Departments of Kuliyat and Amraz e Niswan, Qabalat vo Atfal at Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University ofColombo

  • 06.201902.2018

    Community Medical Officer

    Ayurvedic Community Health Promotion Service, Galenbindunuweva, Anuradapura

  • 11.202106.2019

    Community Medical Officer

    Musali division, Mannar