Professor D.N. Samarasekera is a Senior Professor and Chair of Surgery in the department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
He received primary and secondary education at Royal Junior School and Royal College, Colombo and Qualified from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Professor Samarasekera passed the Final MBBS examination with Second Class (Upper Division) Honours with a distinction in Paediatrics and was awarded Professor Rajasooriya Prize in Clinical Medicine.
Currently, he holds the Chair in Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.