Ms. K.A. Indunil Priyangika

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc. – (Pharmacy) (Colombo), M.Sc. (Belgium)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Central Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda

Office: +94112881131, Ext: 720


I am a B.Sc (pharmacy) Hons. graduate from the University of Colombo. I completed my masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences in KULeuven, Belgium.

I was a National Consultant (Essential Drugs and Medical Technology) at the World Health Organization (WHO)  for 4 years.

I have also worked in the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) as a Graduate Pharmacist and there was handling evaluation of Drugs and Cosmetics which intends to register in Sri Lanka. I have also worked in the Medical Supplies Division which is the central drug store for government medical supplies.

My career starts in the private sector as a Product Manager at Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.

The different sectors and the different areas/exposure have strengthened me as Pharmacy is a multifunctional and dynamic field.

Areas of Specialization:

Pharmaceutical Sciences – Natural Drug discovery

  • Former General Secretary & Vice President of Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
  • Life member of PSSL
  • Registered Pharmacist at Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC)
  • Was a member of Herbal Medicine Subcommittee in Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) representing WHO


  • organized & carried out “Situational Analysis of Essential Drugs” in 2015 as a National Consultant of Essential Drugs & Medical Technology in World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Was a member of National Drugs & Therapeutic Committee
  • Was a member of the expert group in cosmetics regulation at the Ministry of Health
  • Was a member of the Pricing committee at National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA)
  • Was a member of the Cosmetic Evaluation Subcommittee representing Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka(PSSL)
  • Invited Speech
  • Resource person for several training programs at government hospitals islandwide on  establishing Drugs & Therapeutic Committees
  • “Good Pharmacy Practice” speech for Pharmacists and pharmacy owners training programs islandwide organised by Cosmetic, Devices & Drugs Authority
  • “Natural Drug Discovery” at Scientific Sessions 2015 organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka
  • “Pharmaceuticals on Respiratory System” Continous Professional Development Program  organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka
Programme Coordination:

was the coordinator for the Diploma in Community Pharmacy conducted by Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)

Course Coordination:

FMU6302 – Therapeutics, FMU3300 – Biochemistry, FMU3401- Pharmacognosy I, FMU6806 – Research Project

  • Winner of the “Gulam Hussain A.J. Noorbhai” Gold medal for the best competent student in Pharmacy (Batch Top) 99/00 batch awarded in 2004
  • Research Scholarship awarded for postgraduate studies  by KU Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium

Research Presentation

  • “Antiepileptic drug discovery based on ethnomedical use using zebrafish model” Annual Scientific Sessions of Pharmaceutical Society 2016
Research Supervisions:
  • research supervisor for researches carried out by the Diploma in Community Pharmacy conducted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
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