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BIOGRAPHY

Mrs. H.M.C.M.Herath entered into the nursing profession in 1987 and completed her basic nursing diploma at the School of Nursing Kurunegala. She was recruited as a registered nurse by the Ministry of Health in 1991 and appointed to De Soyza Maternity Hospital. Then she was transferred to Teaching Hospital Kurunegala and has been working at several workplaces. While working in these areas she has obtained many experiences regarding the handling of neonates, critically ill patients, mechanically ventilated patients, and patients who are having cardiac problems.

In 1998 she has selected from the competitive examination for training on management and supervision (Grade 1 Nursing Officer -Hospital services) at Post Basic College of Nursing, Ministry of Health. In 2000 she has completed a Diploma in Management and Supervision including Midwifery. And thereafter got the appointment to the Teaching Hospital, Kandy as a Grade 1 Nursing Officer (Hospital Services). She was assigned to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit as a Unit Manager. After seven years of experience, she was promoted as a nursing officer special grade.

She received her BSc Nursing degree in 2008 from Open University Sri Lanka with upper-class honor. Thereafter, she has started lecturing as a visiting academic at OUSL in 2009. Then she obtained a Master in sciences (Food & Nutrition) from the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

She has many national and international training and experiences. After 33 years of experience in nursing at different levels and diverse workplaces, she joined the academic staff as a Lecturer (Unconfirmed) to the department of Clinical Nursing. of the Faculty of Nursing, the University of Colombo in 2021.

 

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • M.Sc.

    M.Sc. in Food & Nutrition

    University of Peradeniya, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture

  • BSc

    B.Sc. in Nursing(Hons)

    Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Diploma

    Diploma in General Nursing

    Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

  • Diploma

    Diploma in Management and Supervision in Nursing

    Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

  • Diploma

    Diploma in Midwifery

    Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate

    Certificate in Prevention and control of Mother to Child Transmission of diseases

    China

  • Certificate

    Certificate in Emergency Obstetric Care Management

    Royal College of Obstetricians with the collaboration of SLCOG

  • Certificate

    Certificate in Mass Casualty Management

    India

  • Certificate

    Certificate in Intensive Care Training

    Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate

    Certificate in Neonatal Care Training

    Sri Jayawardhanapura Hospital

  • Fellowship

    Fellowship on participating a seminar on Prevention and control of Mother to Child Transmission of diseases

    China

Positions

  • Present2021

    Lecturer(Unconfirmed)

    Department of Clinical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo.

  • 20212021

    Visiting lecturer

    Open University of Sri Lanka

  • 20212010

    Chief Nursing Officer (Special Grade)

  • 20072000

    Nursing Officer (Grade 1)

    Teaching Hospital-Kandy

  • 20212021

    Registered Nurse

    Sri Lanka Nursing Council

  • 20212021

    Registered Nurse

    Sri Lanka Nursing Council

  • 20212021

    Registered Nurse

    Sri Lanka Medical Council