Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Prof. H.M.T.U. Herath


Official Address :

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


Email :

uthpalath@yahoo.com


Telephone :

+94-71-8011435




  • Ph.D (Biomedical Sciences),University of London, United Kindom
  • B.Sc (Hons) Special in Zoology
  • Senior Student Counselor (2007 – 2011)
  • Admission Committee – nominee (2009)
  • Research and Ethics Committee (2009-2011)
  • Departmental representative of Curriculum Development Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Appeals Board – Faculty of AHS (2009, 2010)
  • Group Leader (Medical Laboratory Sciences) for AHS – CDCE (2011)
  • PURSE – Ceremonial committee (2008, 2009)
  • PURSE – Organizing committee (2010)
  • Senate Library Committee (2010, 2011)


  • Outstanding research performance (2004): awarded by the Italian Embassynfor Postgraduate researchers in the United Kindom
  • Biocompatibility of orthopedic application (Prostheses)
  • Immunology
  • HERATH H.M.T.U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. "Scandia – A potential biomaterial" Journal of material Science: Materials in Medicine. 2005; 16; 1061-1065.

  • HERATH H.M.T.U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. "Porous hydroxyapatite ceramics for tissue engineering" Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics 2005; 3: 192-198.

  • HERATH H.M.T.U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. "In vitro evaluation of samarium (III) oxide as a bone substituting material" Journal of Biomedical and Material Research A 2010; 94:130–136.

  • HERATH H. M. T. U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. "Biological Evaluation of Solid Free-formed Hard Tissue Scaffolds for Orthopaedic Applications" Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics 2010;8(2):89-96.

  • WEERAKOON K.C., R.P.V.J. RAJAPAKSE, W.M.T. MADUJITH, S.J WEIHENA, H. M. T. U. HERATH, L.J.P.A.P. JAYASOORIYA "Dietary fat sources with varying degree of unsaturation modify osmotic fragility of plasma membrane of red blood cells". Annual International symposium, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University of Sri Lanka (2012). P 45.

  • HERATH H.M.T.U., and S. WIJEKOON “Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Micro-vermiforms of Paddy field soil”. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (Extended abstract). 1994; 50:169.

  • JAYASUNDARA J.M.N.C., R.P.V.J. RAJAPAKSE and H.M.T.U. HERATH “The scope of evaluation of Biocompatibility of custom made Bio-prostheses” Proceedings of the Annual symposium of General Sir John Kothalawela Defense University of Sri Lanka. (Extended abstract) 2010 ; 01:69.

  • HERATH H. M. T. U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. “Topographical analysis of developmental stages of Osteoblast-like cells on Micro-structured inert surfaces”. To be published.

  • HERATH H.M.T.U., L. DI SILVIO, M.J. EDIRISINGHE, J.R.G. EVANS (2002). “Scandia a novel Biomaterial ?”. International Biomaterial Conference in Barcelona, Spain Organized by the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB) (Extended abstract).

  • HERATH H.M.T.U., L. DI SILVIO and J.R.G. EVANS. “Scandia – A potential biomaterial” Journal of material Science: Materials in Medicine. 2005; 16; 1061-1065