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.

Publications of staff

Full article

  1. Deva Adithiya L. M. D., Buddhini D. G. H., Hettiarachchi A. (2022) Comparison of the aggression levels between national level combat sports athletes and national level noncombat sports athletes. International Journal of KIU, 3(2), 64-71. ijkiu2022032025
  2. Amathullah A. S., Ponnamperuma L., (2023) Compassionate Love in Marital Satisfaction among Married Couples between the Ages of 25-60 in the Kandy District. International Journal of KIU, 4(1), 10 – 16.

Abstract publication

  1. Salman AA, & Ponnamperuma, L. (2022). The impact of compassionate love in marital satisfaction among married couples between the ages of 25-60 in Kandy district, Sri Lanka. MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022- University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 4th August 2022.

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

Dr. Kanthi Hettigoda (CPsychol)

Senior Consultant

PhD (University of Hull, UK)MPhil (Clinical Psychology, UoC)MSc.(Org. Mgmt, UoP).B.A (Psychology, UoP)

Mr. L.M. Dilantha Deva Adithiya

Head of the Department / Lecturer

B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology

MSc. In Clinical and Health Psychology

PgDCP (UoC) reading

Ms.Ahamad Salman Amathullah

ASSISTANT HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT / Lecturer (probationary)

MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology (UWL) (Reading), BSc (Hons) in Psychology (KIU), BA (UoP)

Ms.Hashini Imesha Madurangi

Lecturer (probationary)

PgDCP (UoC) reading.

BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Ms.B.K.D.C. Dinini Jayaweera

Assistant Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Ms.Muthumi Jayalath Godage

Assistant Lecturer

BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Ms. Kavishka Puhulwella Hewage


BSc (Hons) in Psychology

BSc (Hons) in Business Management 

Ms. Dona Shathni Mithukawya Witharane


BSc (Hons) in Psychology

LLB (Hons) Law

Diploma in Translation and Interpretation

Attorneys-at-Law (Reading)