Dr. Pandula Siribaddana is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Informatics/medical education at the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), the University of Colombo with research interests in education technologies, ICT4D, public health information systems, and blended learning. He is a medical doctor by profession and obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Following joining the PGIM in 2008, Dr. Siribaddana obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Oslo, Norway in Health Information Systems and education technologies. Dr Siribaddana has been part of the Speciality Board in Biomedical Informatics at the PGIM since its inception and has contributed towards establishing Biomedical Informatics as a specialty in medicine in Sri Lanka. He has also contributed to many health information system developments and implementations in the country. At present, Dr. Siribaddana is the Hon. Treasurer of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL). Dr. Siribaddana is also the coordinator and the lead in the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards, which commenced in 2016 and is in its third successive year. Through Digital Health Awards, Dr. Siribaddana has facilitated many new start-ups and innovators in digital health to launch their products and benefit from the global network of digital health experts.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD

    Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

  • MBBS

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • PG. Dip (Med. Ed)

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo


  • Now

    Senior Lecturer

    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.