Alumni

Former Scientists, Medical Officers and Research Assistants

Dr. Prabha Andraweera MBBS, PGDHD, PhD.
Past Lecturer
Currently in New Zealand

Mr. Dinuka Markalanda BSc, MSc
Past Scientist (Molecular Genetics)
Currently Scientist, in United Arab Emirates

Nethra Hidellage BSc, MSc
Past Scientist (Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Biology)
Currently Scientist, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo

Dr. Jagathi Fonseka MBBS
Currently, Medical Officer, Lanka Hospitals, Colombo

Sandamali Senanayake BSc

Janaki Niranjala BSc
Currently, MSc Student, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo

Christeen Ramane Jesuthasan BSc, MSc
Currently, PhD student, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, Norway

Pubudu Samarakoon BSc, MSc
Currently, PhD student, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, Norway

Lakshini Weerasekara BSc
Currently, PhD student, Centre for Diabetes Research Lab, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Australia

Gayani Gammulla BSc, MSc
Currently, PhD student, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Nadeeka Jayawardena BSc, MSc
Currently, Pobationary Lecturer, University of Peradeniya

Sumali Jayaweera BSc
Currently, in Ausatralia

Nirosha Samsudeen BSc

Dr. S. Sandamal MBBS
Currently, Registrar in Peadiatrics

Dr. Roshini Weerasiri MBBS

Dr. Sharmilee Sivaneswaran MBBS

Dr. Priyanwada Jayalath MBBS

Nilpua Awanthi

Graduated PhD Students

Dr. Kalum Wettasinghe MD, MSc, PhD
Currently, Scientist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Thesis: Genetics of Recurrnet Pregnancy Loss and Subfertility

Dr. Thurayratnam Chenturan BVS
Currently, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.
Thesis: Genetics of Pre-eclampsia

Dr. Nilakshi Samaranayake MBBS, DParasit, PhD
Currently, Senior Lecturer, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Thesis: A candidate gene association study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka

Dr. Gayani Harendra BSc, MSc, PhD
Currently, Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Universtity of Colombo.
Thesis: Inherited factors in pre-eclampsia and weight of babies at birth: investigations on the role of the heparin binding epidermal factor (HB-EGF) gene

Graduated MSc Clinical Genetics Students – First Batch 2012

Dr. Nirmala Sirisena MBBS, MSc
MSc Project: Disorders of Sexual Development
Currently, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and the Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Dr. Padmapani Padeniya MBBS, MSc
MSc Project: Thalassaemia
Currently, Medical Office, De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo

Dr. Subashani Karunarathne MBBS
MSc Project: Turner Phenotype
Currently, Medical Officer, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Dr. Rasika Rajapakse MBBS, MSc
MSc Project: Hypercholestoralaemia
Currently, in Canada

Dr. Dulika Sumathipala MBBS,MSc
MSc Project: Heriditery Ataxia
Currently, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and the Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Dr. Nilam Thakur MBBS, MSc
MSc Project: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Currently, Clinical Geneticist, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal (The first Clinical Geneticist in Nepal)

Graduated MSc Genetic Diagnostics Students – First Batch 2012

Jeewani Opanayake BSc, MSc
MSc Project: Laeukaemia Diagnostics

Thilini Gamage BSc, MSc
MSc Project: Using novel technology to study chromosomal aberrations
Currently: PhD Student, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, Norway

Dinuka Makandala BSc, MSc
MSc Project: Y chromosome microdeletions
Currently, Scientist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Vindya Udamaliththa BSc, MSc
MSc Project: Copy Number Variation in Human Disease
Currently, Scientist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Graduated MSc Genetic Diagnostics Students 

Gautam Balram

Shree Ram Banstola

Imaya Godapitiya

Damitha Gunathilake

Bhagya Jeerasinghe

Srishayini Kidnapillai

Nilakshi Kulathunga

Channa Somadasa

Shalini Thirukeswaran

Graduated MSc Regenerative Medicine Students  

D.Hettiarachchi

K.Ganeshalingam

F.Z.Mansoor

C.I.Sahabdeen

R.S.Savanadasa

I.U.Vijayakumar

Graduated MSc Clinical Genetics Students

Niluka Dissanayake

Asantha Jayawardana

Samuditha Senaratne

Thilina Wanigasekara

Nuwanthi Weerapperuma