Dr. Yamuna Siriwardena

MBBS, MPhil(Cmb), MD(Med Parasitology)

Head, Senior Lecturer

Department of Parasitology

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Yamuna Deepani Siriwardana (MBBS, PhD) holds the first Sri Lankan PhD on human leishmaniasis, a newly established health issue in Sri Lanka. Medical degree was obtained from University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. She is also a recipient of Commonwealth doctoral scholarship award (in UK) Dr. SC Paul oration of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (2014), young affiliate fellowship of The World Academy of Sciences (2009-2014), presidential awards for scientific research and many other research awards. Her main research interest continues on clinical, parasitological and immunological aspects of leishmaniasis.