Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. T.M.I.U.K Tennakoon


Official Address :

Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

imalka@ahs.pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94771052123



  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2015)
  • B.Sc. Special in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (University of Peradeniya,2007)
  • Member of the Editorial subcommittee, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)-2021
  • Senior Student Counselor 2018,2019,2020,2021
  • Member of University of Peradeniya committee to monitor sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) 2018, 2019,2020,2021
  • Faculty representative, International affairs office 2018,2019,2020
  • Member of the Editorial subcommittee, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)-2019
  • Member of the faculty library committee 2019,2020,2021
  • Member of the faculty publication committee 2019,2020,2021
  • Chairperson, Advertising and Fundraising sub committee, iPURSE 2017
  • Member of the editorial board of the Hanthana Vision Research magazine 2018,2019,2020,2021
  • Sessional academic, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2013-2015)
  • Sessional Academic, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2014)
  • Member of the Faculty Ethical Committee-2011
  • Faculty representative for the Programme and Registration subcommittee, Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE) - 2010
  • Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee 2010, Department of Pharmacy
  • Lecturer in charge of the Department ofPharmacy from 2010-2012, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • Council member of Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SLSM) 2020/2021

  • Member of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SLSM) since 2017

  • Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia

  • International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), 2012-2015)

  • Australian Post graduate Award (APA), 2012-2015

  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI/Australia) top up scholarship, 2012-2015

  • Top ranked undergraduate student in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2007

  • Award of Academic excellence 2007 University of Peradeniya

  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Sri Lankan honey and its therapeutic applications
  • Ranasinghe R.A.D.M.., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Antibacterial activity of a laboratory made cosmetic cream Vs marketed creams containing bee honey”, accepted as a conference abstract in Annual Proceedings of the Sri Lankan Society for Sri Lankan Society (October 2021)
  • Jiffry N., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “In vitro antimicrobial activity of Sri Lankan raw bee honey with turmeric”, Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2021 Vol 11 (Supplement) S2:21, DOI : http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v11i0.8384
  • Thayananthan A., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Environmental microbial contaminants in selected retail pharmacies of Sri Lanka”, Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2021 Vol 11 (Supplement) S2:18, DOI : http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v11i0.8381
  • Premarathne H.B.C.M, Madushani  J.S., .Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., Sudeshika T. , “Prevalence of Headaches Among Undergraduatesin Sri Lanka: Cross-Sectional Analysis”, DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-75577/v1 (preprint)
  • Vinodini L.P.S., Amarasinghe N.R., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Determination of the biological profiles of Sri Lankan raw honey”, Proceedings of the faculty of allied health sciences undergraduate research sessions 2019,volume 1, 17th June 2019
  • Bandara G.Y.M.H., Herath H.M.D.R., Amarasinghe N.R., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Formulation characterization and evaluation of anti-inflammatory cream incorporating Carica papaya L. leaf extract”, Proceedings of the faculty of allied health sciences undergraduate research sessions 2019,volume 1, 17th June 2019
  • Madushan T.G.A., Athukorala A.D.S.N.P., Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., Gama-Arachchige N.S., “Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of a probiotic strain isolated from a commercial probiotic supplement”,Proceedings of the faculty of allied health sciences undergraduate research sessions 2019,volume 1, 17th June 2019
  • W.M.S.N.Warnasooriya and Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Determination of physical and chemical profiles of raw honey varieties in Sri Lanka”,Asian symposium on medicinal plants, spices and other natural products XVI (ASOMPS XVI 2018),12-14 December 2018
  • Jayakody J.A.D.T and Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K., “Determining the awareness of pharmacists on microbial spoilage of non-sterile pharmaceuticals during dispensing and storage”,Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2017,24th November 2017,volume 21,ISBN 978-955-589-240-7
  • Sivananthan R. and Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K.,”Determination of the usage of Sri Lankan honey in Sri Lankan healthcare system”, 2017
  • Manthreerathne P.M.A.T. and Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K.,”Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices about Burping in babies among pregnant women in Teaching hospital-Kandy”,Peradeniya University
  • International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2017,24th November 2017,volume 21,ISBN 978-955-589-240-7
  • Abayagunawardhana I.N. and Tennakoon T.M.I.U.K.,”Determination of knowledge and perceptions of postnatal mothers regarding the use of pacifiers in the Teaching hospital, Kandy”,Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2017,24th November 2017,volume 21,ISBN 978-955-589-240-7
  • Broadbent, James & Broszczak, Daniel & Tennakoon, Imalka & Huygens, Flavia. (2016). “Pan-proteomics, a concept for unifying quantitative proteome measurements when comparing closely-related bacterial strains”. Expert review of proteomics. 13. 10.1586/14789450.2016.1155986.
  • Imalka Tennakoon, James A. Broadbent, Kenneth Beagley, Flavia Huygens, "Comparative analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using a novel proteomic approach", 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM 2015), 12-15th July 2015, Canberra, Australia (Poster presentation).
  • Imalka U K Tennakoon, James Broadbent, Irani U Rathnayake, Kenneth Beagley, Flavia Huygens," Significant differential expression of genes revealed by RNA-seq analysis of four clinical MRSA strains: Hospital acquired Vs Community acquired", Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3), 25-26th November 2014, Brisbane, Australia (Poster presentation).
  • James A. Broadbent, Imalka U. K. Tennakoon, Daniel A. Broszczak, IraniRathnayake, Dayle L. Sampson, Sumeet Sandhu, Flavia Huygens, “A Novel Bioinformatics Pipeline for Pan-proteomic Analysis of Genetically Heterogeneous Bacterial Strains”, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium (B3), 25-26th November 2014, Brisbane, Australia (Oral presentation).
  • Tennakoon T M I U K, Beagley K., Broadbent, J, Huygens F., "Investigation of host cell response during infection with different Staphylococcus aureus strains", IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Student Conference, Annual Scientific meeting, 20th& 21st November 2014, Gold Coast, Australia (Poster presentation).
  • Imalka U K Tennakoon, James Broadbent, Irani U Rathnayake, KenethBeagley, Flavia Huygens, "RNA-seq analysis of two clinical CA MRSA strains: PVL+ Vs PVL -, reveals significant differences in gene expression", 16th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI 2014), 26-29th August 2014, Chicago, USA (Poster presentation).
  • S.H.T. Sudeshika, G.J.Panagoda, I.U.K. Tennakoon, “Microbiological quality of paediatric oral liquid drug formulations during consumption”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, vol 4, Issue 9, September 2014 ISSN 2250-3153