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,
Colombo,
10120,
Sri Lanka.

+94 (0)11 2741 878 | Ext: 508
psychology@kiu.ac.lk

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

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

Demonstrator

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

Ms. Rashmi Bandara

Demonstrator

BA. Psychology (University of Kelaniya)

Dr. Neil Fernando

Visiting

MD (Psych), MBBS, FSLC (Psych)

Ms. Anagi Gunasekara

Visiting

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

Mr.Ranil Kumaranayake

Visiting

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

Dr. Asha Nimali Fernando

Visiting

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

Ms. Anoli Hettiarachchi

Visiting

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

Ms. Raneesha De Silva

Visiting

M.Sc. Forensic Psychology (Maastricht University, Netherlands), B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology (Coventry University)

Mr. Franklin Mugambi MWIRICHIA

Visiting

Masters of Public Health (MPH), (Trnava University, Slovak Republic)

Mr. Franklin Mugambi MWIRICHIA

Visiting

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

Visiting

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)

Mr. Selvarajah Nanthaseelan

Visiting

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

Visiting

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

Ms. Leilani De Silva

Visiting

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

Dr. Sarath Perera

Visiting

Ms. Dehiwattage Niranjala Prasadi Fernando

Visiting

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

Ms. Dehiwattage Niranjala Prasadi Fernando

Visiting

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

Visiting

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

Mr. Nilanga Abeysinghe

Visiting

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

Ms. Giselle Dass

Visiting

Msc (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), bsc (Psychology and Counseling), Dip (Psychology)