Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Student Counselling Service

University Student Counselling

University students when starting their education as undergraduates have high level educational goals. However, some students face different problems that divert their focus away from these goals or lessen their enthusiasm for learning. Student counselling is an effort to improve students’ psychological wellbeing, strengthen adaptive behaviours and coping skills and thereby support achievement of their educational goals. Student counsellors of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences guide students by identifying potential solutions to problems causing psychological imbalance, which can threaten the learning environment.

In addition, student counsellors support students with special talents in various disciplines such as sports, aesthetic activities, etc., and help them improve/showcase their talents.

Areas for support/direction

Educational, emotional, social, behavioral, financial, talent-related, conflict-related, career-related etc.
Liaise with health center, proctors, marshals, professional counsellors, professional psychologists, career guidance unit, director accommodation, sources of financial support etc.

Working environment

Student counsellors work in a private and confidential and/or convenient setting with individuals or groups of students through face-to-face discussions, telephone conversations, and using electronic communication methods.

Working hours

Office hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday to Friday Student counsellors are available around the clock for emergencies.

Supportive strategies

Senior Student Counsellors of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Six academic staff members from the five of the departments of the faculty are nominated by the Faculty Board and formally appointed by the Student Services Division to serve as Senior Student Counsellor (SSC)s. One SSC acts as the coordinator of SSCs of the Faculty.

Dr. L.C.P.T. Liyanaarachchie

Dr. L.C.P.T. Liyanaarachchie

FAHS Coordinator of SSCs
Department of Pharmacy
071 444 7550

Mrs. E.M.J.K. Ekanayaka

Mrs. E.M.J.K. Ekanayaka

Department of Nursing
070 256 6515


Dr. K.L.T.D. Jayawardene

Department of Medical Laboratory Science
076 664 4102

Mrs. Udeni

Mrs. Udeni Jayasekara

Department of Radiography/radiotherapy
071 995 4549

Mr. Mayooran

Mr. Mayooran Sithravelayuthan

Department of Physiotherapy
077 5761567