Dr. Thanuja A. Asurakkody obtained her primary and secondary education from Ananda central college, Elpitiya. She entered into the School of Nursing- Galle, Sri Lanka in 1998 and completed diploma in Nursing in 2001. She started her nursing carrier in National Hospital Sri Lanka in 2001 and experienced in blood bank, Medical and Neurological intensive care units. After completing Diploma in Teaching and Supervision at the Post Basic College of Nursing, she was appointed as a nursing tutor trainee at the school of Nursing Colombo in 2009 and Nursing Tutor Grade l at the school of Nursing, Galle in 2010. She completed the Diploma in Midwifery Theory and Practice and Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing at the Post Basic College of Nursing, Colombo- Sri Lanka in 2008 and 2010 respectively. 

She pursued her BSc (Hons) in Nursing and graduated in 2011 at Open University Sri Lanka. She successfully completed diploma in counselling psychology at the university of Colombo with merit pass in 2013. She obtained Diploma in Korean language from Kyunghee University, Seoul in 2014 and obtained her MSc in Nursing from Inje University, Busan, Republic of Korea in 2017 under Korean Government Scholarship Program(KGSP). She continued her Ph.D. and graduated in the research interesting area of Leadership and Management in Nursing at the same university in 2020 under the Inje University scholarship program for international students. Dr. Asurakkody has served as a research assistant and a teaching assistant to the department of nursing, Inje university, republic of Korea while contributing to the publication in the area of nursing education and leadership and management in nursing. Dr. Asuakkody is a member of Sri Lanka Nurses Association (SLNA) – the professional body linked with the International Council of Nursing(ICN) and a Member of Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2020

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Leadership and management)

    Graduate School, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine at Inje University, Busan- Republic of Korea.

  • M.Sc. 2017

    Master of Science in Nursing

    Inje University- Busan- Republic of Korea.

  • B.Sc. 2011

    Bachelor of science in Nursing

    Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Higher Dip. 2013

    Higher Diploma in Counseling Psychology

    University of Colombo – Sri Lanka.

  • Diploma 2015

    Diploma in Korean Language

    Department of Language- Kyunghee University, Seoul – Republic of Korea.

  • Diploma 2001

    Diploma in General Nursing (Training)

    Post Basic College of Nursing. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Diploma 2009

    Diploma in Teaching and Supervision in Nursing (Training)

    Post Basic College of Nursing. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Diploma 2010

    Diploma in Operation Theater (Training)

    Post Basic College of Nursing- Colombo. Sri Lanka.

  • Diploma 2001

    Diploma in General Nursing (Training)

    College of Nursing, Sri Lanka.


  • Present2021

    Senior Lecturer Grade ll

    FoN,University of Colombo.

  • 20062001

    Nursing Officer

    National Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • 20212008

    Nursing Tutor

    College of Nursing, Galle, Sri Lanka

  • 20202015

    Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

    Department of Nursing- Inje University, Republic of Korea.