Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Ms. Dhakshila Niyangoda


Official Address :

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


Email :

dhakshila@ahs.pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-81-2065792





  • M. Phil., Post-Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Second Class - Upper Division), University of Peradeniya (2006-2010)
  • Advanced course in Organic Chemistry, Post-Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (2012-2015)

  • Senior Lecturer Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (30-04-2019 to present)
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (22-04-2013 to 29-04-2019)
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Kandy (20-06-2012 to 19-04-2013)
  • Research Assistant, Diabetes Center, Kurunegala. (19-04-2011 - 19-06-2011)
  • Assistant Deputy Proctor, FAHS, UoP (2019)
  • Faculty representative of the Center for Environmental Studies (CES), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (May 2013 to Present)
  • Active member of various committees of the faculty such as Faculty Safety Committee (2017), Student Welfareand Advisory Committee (2015), International Collaboration of Department of Pharmacy with Australian Scholars(2014)andOrganizing committee for orientation program for the 2012/2013 batch of students (2014)
    Memberships
  • Life member of The Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka
  • Life member of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya

  • Registered Pharmacist at Sri Lanka Medical Council
  • Active member of various commitees of the Peradeniya University International Research Session(iPURSE) such as Logistic committee (2017), Ceremonial committe(2015) and Food and Refreshment Committee(2013)
  • Volunteer Assistant Deputy Proctor, FAHS, UoP(2014)
  • Resource person for reviewing the B.Pharmacy curriculum, UoP (2014 and 2018)
  • Committee member, Fund Raising Committe for exhibition funded by HETC (higher education for twenty first century) project, UoP(2014)
  • Committee member, Security and Traffic sub-committee, General convocation, UoP(2014)

  • Awards
  • ITEC scholarship by Government of India for training programme on Advanced Analytical Techniques at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India (2018)
  • Best Poster: K. Naser, D. Niyangoda and D. Wickramarathne. Chronic ingestion of silica gel: a case report, The 34th Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine, 2012

  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Community Pharmacy
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  • Sahabandu V, Mohamad F, Niyangoda D, Evaluation of insulin transportation, storage methods and disposal of insulin administration devices by patients attending three government hospitals clinics in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, 2017, (21), 319-320.

  • Niyangoda D, Kanatiwela D, Panagoda GJ, Kumar NS, Jayasinghe L. Bioactivity of extracts from fruits of Limonia acidissima, Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, 2015, (19), 343.

  • Senarathne N, Mohamed F, Niyangoda D. 2016,Study on patients‟ awareness of ischemic heart disease, Proceedings of the iPURSE, Sri Lanka, 20, 178

  • Niyangoda D, Jayathunga RC, Sudeshika SHT. Dispensing patterns of controlled release tablets in Kandy municipal area, Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, 2015, (19), 235.

  • Hettiarachchi TW, Wickramaratne DBM, Sudeshika SHT, Niyangoda D, Sakeena MHF, Herath HMDR. Comparative in-vitro evaluation of metformin HCl and paracetamol tablets commercially available in Kandy district, Sri Lanka, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2015 (7), 520-524.

  • Naser KA, Niyangoda D, Wijesinghe R. Anti-obesity effects of green tea extracts on humans, Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2015 (5), 42-50

  • Suraweera RK, Pasansi HGP, Herath HMDR, Wickramaratne DBM, Sudeshika SHT, Niyangoda D, Sakeena MHF. Formulation and stability evaluation of ketoprofen loaded virgin coconut oil based creamy emulsion. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 2014 (6), 249-254.

  • Karunarathna RMWCK, Niyangoda D, Kumar NS, Jayasinghe L. Under-utilised edible fruits: Beyond the nutritional value. Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, 2014, (18), 466.

  • Naser KA, Niyangoda D. Chronic silica gel poisoning – two year follow up, Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2013 (44), 38-39.

  • De Silva GGEH, Karunaratne RMWCK, Niyangoda D, Gunawardena DC, Kumar NS, Jayasinghe ULB. Edible fruits: Chemistry and Bioactivity. Annual Review 2013, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2013, 66-7.

  • Niyangoda HRWMDPK, Karunaratne RMWCK, Gangoda WMAS, De Silva GGEH, Kumar NS, Jayasinghe ULB. Edible fruits: Chemistry and Bioactivity. Annual Review 2012, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2012, 81.

  • Naser KA, Niyangoda D, Wickramarathne D. Chronic ingestion of silica gel: a case report. 34th Annual Academic sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM), Plant Genetic Resource Centre, Gannoruwa, 2012, 22.

  • Dasanayake MUN, Naser K, Ranawana KB, Wijesinghe UAD, Niyangoda D. Appraisal of indigenous snake bite treatment modalities in Sri Lanka. 34th Annual Academic sessions, KSM, Plant Genetic Resource Centre, Gannoruwa, 2012, 63.

  • Dasanayake MUN, Naser K, Ranawana KB, Wijesinghe UAD, Niyangoda D. Perceptions of patients regarding the use of indigenous and allopathic medicine as treatment of snake bite. 34th Annual Academic sessions, KSM, Plant Genetic Resource Centre, Gannoruwa, 2012, 64.

  • Niyangoda D, Kumar NS, Jayasinghe L. Bioactivity studies of some plants used in traditional medicine to treat inflammations. NPAHA 2011, Int. Symposium, Natural Products, IFS, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2011, 102.