Dr. Ishara Premathilake is a Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
She obtained her M.B.B.S degree with 2nd Class Upper Honours and a Gold medal for Parasitology. She started her post-graduate training in 2012 and completed the Diploma in Medical Microbiology course being the first in the merit order and winning the ‘Thissa Vitharana Gold Medal’ for the most outstanding performance. She chose Medical Virology as her MD course and also started her academic career by this time by join her alma-mater, Colombo Medical Faculty as a probationary lecturer in Microbiology.
Dr. Ishara Premathilake has worked at many leading teaching hospitals, campaigns and at the Medical Research Institute, Colombo gaining clinical and practical expertise. At the same time, she completed the post-graduate certificate course in Medical Education, conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
She developed a strong interest in Virology.