Department of Biomedical Science

The area of study of Biomedical Science in Sri Lanka is growing exponentially. KIU of Sri Lanka was the first in Sri Lanka to introduced this biomedical science degree program which was duly approved by the Ministry of Higher education and University Grants Commission (UGC).  This course is conducted at an affordable fee providing with an opportunity to pay flexibly. This gives away to greater opportunities for local and international students to follow this biomedical science course.

This biomedical science honors degree course includes modules in pre-medical science, molecular and genetic studies, pharmacology,  and modules that are dedicated to laboratory managerial skills. These modules are in level par with the world’s top nine universities which conduct degree programs in Biomedical Science.

KIU with a dedicated and efficient academic staff ensures the graduates of the Biomedical Science Degree program has a greater demand for jobs in this field. The practical skills of these graduates are of a higher standard as they are encouraged to go for industrial training during their study period. The graduates of KIU also comes out with a high standard of research capabilities.

The department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities comprised of

  • Student Lab Complex with a student capacity of 150
  • Research laboratory with a student capacity of 25
  • Molecular Biology Unit
  • Anatomy Model unit
  • ECG room
  • Microscope Unit

The students are engaged in research activities where they gain the skills and practice to become a competent researcher in the field of Health science.

Academic Achievements

Best Poster presentation award – KDU 12th International Research Conference 2019

BSc. Hons in Biomedical Science – Batch 01 research students Ms. Hasangi Miyasika, Mr. Chathura Perera and Ms. Rumali Wijendra

Abstract title: An alternative Growth Medium for identification of Candida albicans using germ tube formation under optimum conditions

Supervisors: Snr. Prof. Neluka Fernando, Mrs. Nadeeka Ranadeva


ICID conference 2020 Will be held in Malaysia from the 20th of January to 23rd of January – organized by International Society of Infectious Diseases.

A student group of the department of Biomedical Science will be presenting their research work in this conference – Batch 01 students Mr. Gamini Pathirana, Mr. Lesantha Chathuranga, Ms. Nirushi Withana

Supervisors: Prof. Neelika Malavige, Mrs. Nadeeka Ranadeva

Co Authors of the abstract: Dr. Chandima Jeewandara , Mr. Laksiri Gomez

The academics of the Department of BMS are engaged in a development oriented research project that won the World bank grant through the AHEAD project.

Faculty Of Health Sciences

Department of Biomedical Science

No.249/1 Malabe Road,
Thalangama North,
Koswatta, Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.

+94 (0)11 2741 878 | Ext: 507

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Career Guidance

Academic Staff

Mrs. D.N.A.W. Samarakoon

Dean of the Faculty of Health Science / Lecturer

MPhil (Pharmacology)(FMS, USJP) (Reading), B Pharm (FMS, USJP)

Mrs. J.H.Y.P. Nandapala

Head of the Department of Biomedical Science / Lecturer

MSc (Medical Microbiology) (FOM, UOP) (Reading), BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Sciences (FAHS, UOR)

Mrs. R.K.A.B. Nayanathara

Assistant Head of the Department of Biomedical Science / Lecturer

B Pharm (FASH, UOR) MPhil (Clinical Pharmacy) (UOR) (Reading)

Mrs. N.D.K. Ranadeva

Senior Lecturer GII

PhD Biochemistry (Reading),  MSc Molecular Pathology (FOM, UOC), BSc Sp. Human Biology (FMS, USJP)

Dr. (Mrs.) Manella Christine Joseph

Senior Lecturer

MD (Histopathology), PGD(Pathology), MBBS(UOC)

Mrs. K.M.H.H. Kulatunga


MPhil (Medical Education and Health Science) (FMS, USJP) (Reading), BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Sciences (FAHS, UOR)

L.H. Walpola

Probationary Lecturer

BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science

D. U. P. Sedara


BSc. (Hons) MLS (USJ)

W.A.S. Sathsara


BSc (Hons) Microbiology

S. N. Kuruppuarachchi


BSc. (Hons) Medical Laboratory Sciences (USJ)

P.J. Wijekumar

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Biomed Sci

D.M.J.D.K. Dunukara

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (hons) in Biomedical Science,MBA (Reading), UWL,UK

U.L. Roshani De Silva

Assistant Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science 

S. S. M. HettiArachchi

Teaching Assistant