Department of Nursing

The Department of Nursing is dedicated towards the development of nationally and internationally accredited, competent nursing professionals who will demonstrate a sense of commitment and responsiveness to meet the healthcare needs of the nation. The department will provide a supportive learning environment and creative, flexible programmes to foster lifelong learning, promoting excellence in nursing education, nursing care delivery and research development.

Academic Achievements

6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches -2019

Best oral presenter in “Health science and Nutrition” discipline conducted by FGS – iCMA University of Sri Jayawardenapura – Mrs.Nilushi Nisansala, Head of the Nursing Department.


First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium 2019

The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium 2019 “Pave the way for and achieving excellence in evidence-informed health care in the Belt and Road regions”

Ms. Nilushi Nisansala, Head of the Department of Nursing, KIU attended as a guest speaker for The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium 2019 which was held at Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 23rd & 24th May 2019. This symposium aimed to provide an international multidisciplinary platform for discussion and debate among health care providers, policy makers, academics and researchers on contemporary strategies and issues in evidence informed health care and policy formulation.


IPCRG 6th Scientific Meeting 2019

Two academics of KIU, Mr Akila Jayamaha and Ms. Chamilya Perera participated and presented their research at IPCRG 6th Scientific Meeting 2019, Bucharest, Romania. It was held at the Novotel Bucharest City Centre in Romania on the 24-25 May 2019. It was hosted by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group, (IPCRG) in association with the Romanian Primary Care Respiratory Group.



International conference on “Public Health” 2018 – Healthconfo2018 Theme: “Malnutrition Free World: Challenges and Options “Held on 22nd and 23rd March 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Best oral presenter medal under the technical session of “Maternal and child health” was awarded to Ms. K.T.G. Kanchana, Department of Nursing, KIU. The conference was organized by International Academic Researchers with the Adventist University of the Philippines as the academic partner. Among the participants were the academics from UK, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, UAE.



Best oral presenter “Knowledge and practice on administration on correct dose of paracetamol among parents with children” which was held at Waters Edge at Battaramulla.

Faculty of Nursing

Department Of Nursing

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

+94 (0)11 2741 878 | Ext: 511

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Career Guidance

Academic Staff

Ms. M. W. N. Nisansala


Head, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, KIU
M.Phil (Reading), BSc in Nursing (Special), Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, RN

Mr. A. R. Jayamaha


Assistant Head, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, KIU
PhD (Reading), MSc in Epidemiology, BSc Hons in Nursing

Ms. K. T. G. Kanchana


MSc in Public Health, BScHons in Nursing

Ms. A. Chamilya H. Perera


PhD (Reading), MSc in Food and Nutrition, BScHons in Nursing

Ms. K. P. A. Sewwandi


MPhil (Reading), BScHons in Nursing

Ms. H. H. N. D. Dharmarathna


M.Phil (Reading) BScHons in Nursing

Ms. Samanthi Nisansala Senarath


MPhil (Reading) BScHons in Nursing

Ms. H.H. Hashini Shashikala Sandakumari


BscHons (Nursing), Diploma in Counselling.

Prof. S.W. Wimalasekera


PhD (USJP), M.Phil (UOC), MBBS

Dr. Kerstin L. Samarasinghe


PhD, MN, B.Sc. N, RN.

Dr. M.K.D.L Meegoda


PhD, MSc N, BSc N, RN, RM Diploma in Teaching and Supervision, Diploma in English, Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Mr. W.A. Keerthiratna Podimahathtaya


PGDip in Education, BSc N, Dip. in Psychiatry, Post Basic Dip. in Teaching and Supervision, Advanced Dip. in Management and Leadership, RN

Prof. S.S.P Wanakulasuriya


PhD (USJP), MNSc (Adelaide-Australia), PGDCP (Colombo), BScN (Hons.) (OUSL), Dip in Teaching and Supervision, RN, RMN.

Dr. Janani Kottachchi


MD (Medical Microbiology), MBBS, Diploma (Medical Microbiology),

Dr. Thushari Dissanayaka


MD (Medical Microbiology), MBBS, Diploma (Medical Microbiology),

Ms. Nushka Ubhayawardana


MPhil (USJ), BSc (Special) Human Biology

Dr. Kanchana Bandara



Mr. Laksiri Gomes


BSc Microbiology, MPhil

Dr. Thilini Nisansala


PhD Reading, BVSc.

Mr. M.A. Siriwardena


MPhil (Pharmacology), BPharm

Dr. Kasun Vithana



Dr. Amali Dalpatadu



Dr. A.A.T.D Amarasekara


PhD, MA (Education), BSc, B. Sc (Nursing), RN

Ms. H.M.C.M Herath


MSc in Food and Nutrition (UoP), MPM(Reading) SLIDA B.Sc. N(OUSL), Diploma in Management & Supervision, RN, RM

Ms. Sandya Pathmarani


MPM (SLIDA), BSc.Hons (Nursing), Diploma in English, Diploma in IT, Certificate of Psychiatry, RN

Ms.Akindra Kariyawasam


Bachelor of Science Honors in Nursing (USJ), RN