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