Work Shops participated:

  • Workshop on real-time PCR-based diagnostics of pathogens in the context of the Global Health Protection Programme (GHPP) at the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany, from April 24 to May 6, 2018.
  • Post-conference workshop of 2nd International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular life Sciences titled Stem Cells and Cell Biology organized by IBMBB, University of Colombo on 14th and 15th September 2014
  • Clinical Immunology Update – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 at Sri Lanka Medical Association Auditorium organized by the UK / Sri Lanka Immunology Foundation in Collaboration with Ceylon College of Physicians.
  • The workshop on Basic Statistics held at University of Sri Jayewardenepura jointly organized by Section A of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) and Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science on11th and 13th June 2013
  • Stem cell course conducted by IBMBB, University of Colombo on 20th November 2012
  • The workshop on Molecular Markers – Tools for genetic analysis at University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 22nd October 2009 organized by Section D of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) and Institute of Biology (IOB)
  • The National Workshop on Innovations and actions in DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) Education conducted by University of Colombo and Kyoto University on 15th September 2009.

Technical skills and Hands on experience in:

  • Mammalian cell culture techniques: Expansion and maintenance of adherent and suspension cell lines (human, rat and mouse), Differentiation of promyeloblasts/ Promyelocytes.
  • Functional immuno-assays: Cell isolation and purification, Phagocytosis assay, Cell adhesion assays, Phagocytic cell function assays etc.
  • Immuno-diagnostic assays: Inactivation of infectious samples, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Sodium Dodeside Salphate Poly-Acrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS PAGE), Immunochromatography, Immunofluorescence
  • Molecular Biological assays: DNA and RNA extractions, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), RT-PCR, cDNA synthesis, Gel electrophoresis and qPCR
  • Parasitological laboratory techniques: in vitro parasite culture, Specimen preparation and staining procedures, Sample processing for isolation of parasites/parasitic stages, Identification of parasites using standard identification keys and Family/Genus level taxonomy, Parasitological survey in amphibians, birds, fish and mammals
  • Biochemical assays: Lipid hydroperoxide assay, Quantification of protein, lipids, carbohydrates etc.
  • Leptospira culture techniques: Maintenance and expansion of pathogenic and saprophytic cultures in liquid and semisolid media
  • Using statistical software such as Social Sciences/ Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) version 17.0 and MINITAB 15.0
  • Using Microsoft Office package


  • Assistant Secretary,  Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka from 2019
  • Council member, Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka from February 2015
  • Life member, Sri Lankan Association for the advancement of Science from 2013

Experience As A Reviewer

In Peer-review Journals

  • PLoS ONE (2016)
  • BioScience Reports (2017)
  • Sri Lankan Journal of Biology (2017)
  • Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials (2018)

In Scientific Conferences

  • 2017 – 9th Annual Scientific Sessions of IBMBB