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.Nilushi Nisansala

Head of the Department / Lecturer

M.Phil, B.Sc (Hons) in Nursing, RN


Ms.Tanika Gayani Kanchana


MPH (Kelaniya), BSc(Hons) (Ruhuna)


Mr.Akila Randika Jayamaha


PhD (reading), MSc, MSc, BSc


Ms.Chamilya Hiroshini Perera


PhD (reading), MSc, BSc


Ms.Anusha Sewwandi


BSc in Nursing, MSc in Nursing (Reading)


Ms.Nishadi Darsha Dharamarathna


MPhil (reading) , BSc Hons in Nursing


Ms.Samanthi Nisansala Senarath


MPhil (Reading), PgDSS (Reading), PgDPPE (Reading), BSc(Hons) in Nursing


Ms.Hashini Shashikala Sandakumari

Probationary Lecturer

Dip. in Counseling (Kelaniya), BSc.(Hons) (Ruhuna)


Ms.Nadini Disala Ranaweera

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSc. Nursing (Reading)


Ms.Maheshika Maduwanthi


BSc. (Hons) in Nursing, MPhil (Reading),


Ms.Dushani Upekasha

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Nursing (USJ)


Ms.Madhuka Deshani Edirisuriya

Probationary Lecturer

MSc in Public Health (Reading), BSc(Hons ) in Nursing


Ms.Akindra Yamunangani Kariyawasam

Probationary Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Nursing, PGDCP (UOC) (Reading), RN


Ms. Buddhini Yashodha Abeysekera

Probationary Lecturer

BSc Hons in Nursing (RUH, SL)