Dr. Anushka S Elvitigala

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, M.I. Biol


Department of Basic Science and Social Sciences for Nursing

Faculty of  Nursing, University of Colombo

Email: anushka@dss.cmb.ac.lk

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • B.Sc 2010

    University of Colombo

  • MSc 2013

    JNU, Rep. of Korea

  • PhD 2016

    JNU, Rep of Korea


  • New


    Dept. of Basic science and Social Sciences, Faculty of Nursing

  • present 2018

    Student counselor

  • 2018 2017

    Committee for popularization of Science


  • 2019 2018

    Academic warden

    Boys hostels

  • present 2016

    Associate Editor

    Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences - Springer Verlag and BMC

  • Now 2016

    Life Member

    Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

  • life time2020

    Life Member

    Member of institute of Biology- Sri Lanka

Dr. Anushka Elvitigala obtained his primary and secondary education from Sri Dharmaloka Central College, Kelaniya and Ananda College Colombo. He obtained his B.SC from University of Colombo, in 2010, majoring Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, representing the first direct intake for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He obtained his Master’s and Doctorate in Marine Life Sciences, excelling in Molecular Genetics from Jeju national University, Rep. of Korea contributing to more than 30 international publications.
After spending few months in Korea as a postdoctoral research scientist in the same university he joined as a temporary senior lecturer with the Dept of Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2016 to 2017. Thereafter, he worked at Department of Chemistry, university of Colombo at the same position for 6 months, and then permanently joined as a lecturer to the Department of Basic science and Social Sciences for nursing in Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo. Dr. Elvitigala has served as the secretory in SLAAS-Section D in 2017 and was the member of executive committee of SLAAS-CPS in the same year. He is a recipient of several national and International awards including President’s Award for Scientific Publications.
Dr. Elvitigala is currently serving as a member of editorial Broad of International Indexed Journal “Fisheries and Aquatic Science’ and as a lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing. He also serves as a student counselor and  IT- coordinator of the faculty.