Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences


The Department of MLS conducts research on different disciplines such as Clinical Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Heamatology, Histotechnology and Microbiology. Current research activities are basically performed on cancer genetics, hematological reference values & hematological disorders, biochemical analysis of glycemic responses of different food in diabetic patients and evaluation of biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles in different biomedical applications & water purification.

  1. URG/2016/14/AHS – Dr. MDMLDK Yatawara Title: Identi+cation of mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes of breast cancer con+rmed patients and at risk individuals in a cohort of patients attending to s breast cancer clinics in Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya

  2. RG/AF 2013/14 AHS and RG/2014/CG 2/10/AHS – Dr. RP Illeperuma Title: Elucidating Oxidative DNA damage and DNA Double Strand Breaks in Carcinogenic Transformation of Oral Premalignant Lesions Caused by Areca Nut Consumption.

  3. RG/2016/13/AHS – Ms. Thilakaranthne Title: Determination of haematological preference value for healthy individuals in Kandy District.