Professor Ranil Jayawardena is medically qualified clinical nutritionist. He received his medical training from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Then he followed a MSc (Hon) in clinical nutrition from University of Glasgow and a PhD in nutrition from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is a registered nutritionist in SLMC, UK and Australia. Currently, He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.