Professor Lakmali Amarasiri is an MBBS, PhD, Professor in Physiology, currently employed at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. She teaches physiology to medical and non-medical undergraduates of state and non-state institutions and post-graduate trainees of the post graduate institute of medicine. She was formerly attached to the department of Physiology, University of Kelaniya as a Senior Lecturer from 2002-2016. She further trained in allergy testing and spirometry at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and advanced lung function testing as a Commonwealth Academic Fellow at the Lung Function Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK and serves as an expert and trainer in lung function testing techniques and interpretation. Her research interests are respiratory and gastrointestinal physiology, lung function, extra-oesophageal manifestations of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and healthy lifestyle. She is a Young Physician Leader of the YPL program of the Inter Academy Partnership.
She is the current Chairperson of the Basic Sciences Stream, the Permanant Student Counsellor of the Faculty of Medicine and the Senior Treasurer of the Medical Students’ Welfare Society.