Miss R. B. Janani Buddhika

Head of the Department

B. Pharm (USJP), PGD in AOC (Colombo)

Faculty of Health Sciences
Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Colombo Regional Center, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Office: 112881355, Ext: 355

E-mail: rbbud@ou.ac.lk

Web: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAMAAAp5iGwBZ43XDq0ON_-doMIVRgEG9m6lI_0&trk=hp-identity-name

Graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2010 with Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. I joined The Open University as a Lecturer (Temporary) in 2011 and working as a Lecturer (Probationary) from 2012. I worked as the coordinator of the Pharmacy program from 2011 to 2015. Having completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Organic Chemistry from University of Colombo, I am reading for the Master of Philosophy Degree at Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. I am interested in drug development from natural sources, improving the physicochemical properties of active pharmaceuticals and misuse of medicines.

Areas of Specialization:

Drug Development

Research interests:

Drug development, Medication misuse


Life member, Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka.

Course Coordination:

FMU4302 Pharmacognosy II/ FMU5457 Pharmacognosy II/ BPU3135 Phytochemistry, FMU4303 Pharmacology I


NIMS Fellowship to conduct research at National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan – 2018.


Original Articles

R. B. J. Buddhika, J. P. S. Rasangika, W. Pathirana, M. D. J. Wijayabandara, S. D. M. Chinthaka.

Journal of Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka, 2011; 1 (1): 10-13. Pharmacopoeial Examination of

Calcium Carbonate Deposits in Sri Lanka

Communications at Science Meetings, Published as Abstracts

Karunanayaka. K.D.S.V., Dilsha. R.A.N., Tanuja. R.W.N., Buddhika. R.B.J., & Samarasekara.

P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Government pharmacists’ perception on continuing education. Open

University Research Session (OURS), 15th, 181-185

R.B.J. Buddhika , S.S.N. Fernando and T.D.C.P Gunasekara. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on

antibiotic use of a student population attending Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL): A

descriptive study on undergraduate nursing students. Annual Academic Sessions 2015- The Open

University of Sri Lanka.

K. S. K. Peiris, H. V. L. Rangika , G. M. N. K. Siriwardena, R. B. J. Buddhika and B. S. S. De Silva.

Use of Contraceptives among mothers during first year after their first delivery. Annual Academic

Sessions 2014- The Open University of Sri Lanka.

O. G. P. R. C. L. Hungampola, S. M. C. Samarakoon, D. A. C. D. Perera, H. A. M. S. Perera , B. S.

S. De Silva and R. B. J. Buddhika . Factors influencing for gastritis: a preliminary study for

assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices among patients with gastritis. Annual Academic

Sessions 2013- The Open University of Sri Lanka.



Janani Buddhika, Gayan Priyadarshana, Dhanushi Welideniya, Nedra Karunaratne and Veranja

Karunaratne, Eutectic compositions of resveratrol for oral administration. Asian Symposium on

Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products XVI. 2018, p239.



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