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.

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.

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Career Guidance

Academic Staff

Mrs. N.D.K. Ranadeva

Senior Lecturer GII

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

Senior Professor N.Salim

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

B.Sc. (USJP) Ph.D. (Bath)

Mrs. D.N.A.W. Samarakoon


MPhil (Pharmacology)(FMS, USJP) (Reading), B Pharm (FMS, USJP), MSc in Statistics (UOK)(Reading)

Dr. Lalinka Herath


PhD in Genetic Engineering (Pending) – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka PhD in Life & Env. Sc. – Deakin University, Australia Erasmus plus PhD mobility scholar – University of Granada, Spain MSc in Molecular Genetics – Jeju National University, South Korea BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry- University of Colombo

L.H. Walpola

Head of the Department of Biomedical Science / Lecturer

MSc in Bio Biochemistry and Biotechnology (UoK)(reading), BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science ( KIU )

U.L. Roshani De Silva

Assistant head of the department / Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science 

Mrs. K.M.H.H. Kulatunga


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

Mrs. R.K.A.B. Nayanathara


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

D. U. P. Sedara

Assistant Lecturer

BSc. (Hons) MLS (USJ)

W.A.S. Sathsara

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Microbiology LPU/India 

MSc in Bioinformatics (IBMBB-UOC) (Reading)

Shelani Hettiarachchi

Assistant Lecturer

BSc(hons)Medical Laboratory Science (UOR)

MSc in Bioinformatics (IBMBB-UOC) (Reading)


Probationary Lecturer

BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science (KIU)


Probationary Lecturer

BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science (KIU)

Sanduni Medawaththa

Probationary Lecturer

BSc(hons)Biomedical Science (KIU)


Assistant Lecturer

BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science (KIU)

Tharindu Maduranga


BSc. Honors in Biomedical Science (KIU)