Prof. Jithangi Wanigasinghe is a professor in paediatric neurology in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. She graduated from the University of Colombo in 1998 with first Class Honours.
Her main field of work relates to paediatric epilepsies and her research interests have been most on treatment of infantile spasms. She is the principle investigator of the Sri Lanka Infantile Spasm Study (SLISS) which has been able to document a possible role to oral prednisolone as a first line therapy for West syndrome. She has worked very closely with patients with epilepsy, trying to improve their care and quality of life. She was the president of the Epilepsy Association of Sri Lanka for three years.