Prof.Manuha

BIOGRAPHY

Prof. M I Manuha entered the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo in January 1985 as an undergraduate to pursue the degree programme leading to Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery. She continued her association with the Institute by joining as an academic after obtaining First Class Honours for her first degree. Dr Manuha received her postgraduate qualification: MPhil from the University of Colombo and also the PhD in food & Nutrition from the University of Kalaniya; She also received SEDA value in the course leading to Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. He serves the Institute of Indigenous Medicine University of Colombo as a Senior Lecturer in Unani Clinical Medicine at present.

During Prof. Manuha’s tenure in the Institute, he was appointed to various Academic as well as Administrative positions. He has served as the Head of the Unani Section, Head of the Department of Basic principles of Unani, student counselor, Academic Coordinator of the Unani section, Chairperson of Curriculum Revision Committee etc.

Prof. Manuha possessed Memberships in various Associations such as ;
• Member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Medicine; UGC
• Member of the Senate , University of Colombo
• Member of the Board of Management of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine.
• Chairperson of the Unani Sectional Committee
• Member of the Ethical Review Committee of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine
• Member of the Research Development Committee
• Member of College and Hospital Board; Ministry of Indigenous Medicine.
She has published many books related to Unani Medicine and health and numerous research articles. She has also conducted many health awareness programmes in electronic media and in radio.

Prof. Manuha has spent 19 years of her life in the ‘Institute’ and her commitment and dedication to the teaching and development of the Unani Medicine is highly commendable.

Education & Training

  • BUMS 1993

    Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) Hons

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • M Phil 2004

    M Phil (Unani)

    University of Colombo

  • PhD 2015

    PhD in Food and Nutrition

    University of Kelaniya

  • online course 2019

    CERTaIN.2x: CERTaIN: Knowledge Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Clinical Decision Making

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Course 2019

    International Course on Survey and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices

    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri-Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Positions

  • Present2005

    Senior Lecturer Grade 1

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo

Memberships

  • 2017-2018

    Member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Medicine

    UGC

  • 2017-2018

    Member of the Senate

    University of Colombo

  • 2017-2018

    Member of the Board of Management

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 2017-2018

    Chairperson of the Unani Sectional Committee

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 2018 onwards

    Member of the Ethical Review Committee

    Institute of Indigenous Medicine

  • 2018-2019

    Member of the Research Development Committee

    iim

  • 2015 - 2018

    Member of College and Hospital Board

    Ministry of Indigenous Medicine

Projects

  • 2010

    Higher Education of Twenty First Century / University Development Grant 2010 (Active part in writing project proposal)

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  • 2015

    Institutional Review

    IIM

  • 2019

    Program Review

    IIM/Uani

PATENTS

A Spice mixture was invented to reduce exess weight in obesity.

Title of the Invention : Development of spice mixture to reduce obesity and Method of preperation thereof.

Applicants :  Dr. Mustapha Inul Manuha & Prof  Priyani Asoka Paranagama

Patent application Number : 18522

Gazetted on ‘The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka)’ on 23.08. 2019