Department of Psychology

Psychology is a subject which is unique as it’s an area where most subjects intersect. As such there is always a huge demand for qualified psychologists as well as for other professionals in the field of study. However, there exists a huge void in the education sector in Sri Lanka as the opportunities are lacking to study Psychology as a degree level programme which is accredited in Sri Lanka itself.

Thus, the best private university in Sri Lanka, KIU offers a curriculum which is locally developed and approved by the UGC while offering the highest number of Elective Modules in a Psychology Degree Programme in Sri Lanka and our programme is the only Bachelor’s Degree Programme with both the independent research study and the Placement. The programme is delivered by a panel of PhD, MPhil and MSc qualified eminent lecturers who hold the highest qualifications in the field of Psychology.

KIU Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Degree Programme is designed to offer subjects that could easily cater to the rapidly developing world. Our Degree Programme places great emphasis on what the demands of the sectors are; hence is intended to meet such demands.

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

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)

Dr. Thulitha Wickrama

Professor in Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Master of Science (MS) in Community Health, Minnesota State University. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics, Iowa State University

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)