Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is committed in creating and sustaining conditions that will enable all our students to experience an unparalleled education journey that is intellectually, socially, and personally transformative. The department focuses on developing both the subject specific skills and the generic skills of the students and is dedicated in producing graduates who can cater to the requirements of the rapidly developing world. The ultimate goal of the department is to empower the students with the knowledge, attitudes, and the skills so that the students can become the best in the fields they select one day.

Academic Achievements

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

Faculty Of Health Sciences

Department Of Psychology

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

+94 (0)11 2741 878 | Ext: 508

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Career Guidance

Academic Staff

Mr. Lakmal Ponnamperuma

Consultant for the department of Psychology Senior Lecturer

PhD (Reading), M.Phil. Clinical Psychology (University of Colombo) BA. Psychology (University of Peradeniya)

Ms. D.G.Hiranya Buddhini

Head of the Department

M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology (University of West London) BS. Psychology (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

Ms. Harini Jayawardena


B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology (Coventry University)

Ms. Rashmi Bandara

Assistant Lecturer

BA. Psychology (University of Kelaniya)

Mr. L.M.D. Deva Adithiya


B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Dr. Neil Fernando


MD (Psych), MBBS, FSLC (Psych)

Ms. Anagi Gunasekara


M.phil Clinical Psychology (University of Colombo), BS. Psychology (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

Mr.Ranil Kumaranayake


Msc in Psychology (Mysore, India), BA in Psychology (Peradeniya)

Dr. Asha Nimali Fernando


PhD (Erlangen- Nuremberg), MA (Mysore), MA (BPU), BA (Hons) (University of Sri Jayawardenapura);

Ms. Anoli Hettiarachchi


M.Sc. – Research Methods in Psychology (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK), B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology (Coventry University)

Mr. Franklin Mugambi MWIRICHIA


Masters of Public Health (MPH), (Trnava University, Slovak Republic), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)(University of Nairobi, Kenya), Diploma in Project Management (Kenya Institute of Management), Diploma in Leadership and Management (Kenya School of Government)

Mr. Selvarajah Nanthaseelan


MA in Counseling & Psychosocial Work (University of Colombo), PG Diploma in Counseling & Psychosocial Work (University of Colombo), B.A. (Hons) in Psychology (University of Jaffna)

Dr. Kalharie Pitigala


Phd (Health Psychology), Msc, MBS, B.Sc. Psychology

Dr. Sarath Perera


Ed., MA. Education, BA (Hons)

Ms. Dehiwattage Niranjala Prasadi Fernando


Mphil/phd candidate, Open University of Sri Lanka, Master in Demography – University of Colombo, BA Special Degree in Economics University of Colombo

Dr. Madhurangi Perera


Postgraduate Trainee in MD (Community Medicine), Masters (Community Medicine), MBBS

Mr. Nilanga Abeysinghe


Phd (Reading), Msc (Applied Psychology), Diploma (Counseling), BA (Hons) (Psychology)

Ms. Giselle Dass


Msc (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), B.Sc (Psychology and Counseling), Dip (Psychology)

Ms. Rumali Gunawardena


B.Sc. Psychology

Ms. Randini Karunanyake


B.Sc. (Hons) Psychological Science

Mr. Dhanushka Yasindu Perera


MBA (PIM) Reading, B.B.A. Management, Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM)

Ms. Harithra Chandrasehar


M.Phil. Clinical Psychology, BA (Hons) Psychology