Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. M.D.M.L.D.K. Yatawara


Official Address :

Department of Medical Laboratory Science,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

lalanidkyatawara1@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-77-4292018




  • Ph.D in Medical Sciences (Graduate School of Medicine, Kochi University,Japan)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (B.VSc)

  • Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (May, 2016 to date)
  • Senior Lecturer Gr II, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010 – to date)
  • Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, Genetic Laboratory, Institute for Research and Development, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka (2009-2010)
  • Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, Kochi Medical School, Japan (2004-2009)
  • Lecturer, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, (1999-2008)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (January 1998-July 1999)
  • Internship training (1997-1998), in Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Peradeniya and in Government Veterinary Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Qualified and Registered Veterinary Surgeon since 1999
    Membership

  • Member -Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Veterinary Council
  • Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Life member - Peradeniya University Alumni Association (AAUP) 2011- to date
  • Member –Peradeniya University Allied Health Science Teachers Association (PUAHSTA)


  • Awards

  • Presidential Scholarship to follow a M.Sc (1999)

  • Monbugakusho Japanese government scholarship for post graduate studies (2004)

  • Travel award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to participate XI th International Congress on Parasitology, August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Travel award from Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine to participate the 21st International conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, 19-23 August, 2007, Gent, Belgium.

  • Fellowship from WHO to follow a special training on Leishmaniasis in WHO-IRTC, Lausanne, Switzerland in October 2011.

  • National Research Council (NRC) - Merit Award for Scientific publications in 2009 (2012)

  • National Research Council (NRC) - Merit Award for Scientific publications in 2010 (2013)

    Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS), University of Peradeniya

  • 2017 to date Member – Higher Degrees Committee of the faculty

  • 2016 to date Member – Faculty Admission Committee

  • 2015 – to date Member - Faculty ADPC

  • 2015 – to date Chairperson FAHS Quality Assurance Cell

  • 2012 to 2014 Member Appeals Board of the faculty

  • 2010 to 2016 Coordinator, Niigata University student exchange programme

  • 2011 - 2014 Theme Coordinator - “Ethnic cohesion” under the Higher Education for the Twenty first Century (HETC) Project

  • 2012 – to date, Member to Curriculum Development Committee

  • 2012 –  to date Chairperson Board of Study of Distance Education for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, CDCE,

  • 2012 – 2017 Senior Student Counselor

  • 2012 – to date Member – Ethics Review Committee

  • 2010 to date Member - Appeals Board of the faculty

  • 2012 to date Member Faculty Research Committee

  • 2015 to date Member Student Welfare and Advisory Committee



  • University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • 2012–2016 Senate Nominee

  • 2015-2017 Faculty Representative , Senate Research Committee

  • 2012-2016 Faculty Representative , Staff Development Committee

  • 2015 to date Faculty Representative , Academic Development and Planning committee

  • 2016 to date Faculty Representative ,Career Guidance and Counseling unit

  • 2016 Faculty representative, Sexual and Gender Based Violence committee

  • 2011 to 2016 Faculty representative to Convocation Committees

  • 2011 to date Faculty Representative to IPURSE committees

  • 2017 Co-chairperson editorial committee IPURSE -2017



  • Genetic and Biochemical disorders
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Moecular analysis of infectious diseases