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. L.M. Dilantha Deva Adithiya

Head of the Department

M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology (University of West London) (Reading), B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Ms. C. Yumna Gunawardhana

Assistant Head of the Department

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Ms. A. S. Amathullah

Demonstrator

M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology (University of West London) (Reading), B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Ms. Madhusha De Silva

Demonstrator

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Ms. Hashini Dewasinghe

Demonstrator

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Dr. Neil Fernando

Visiting

MD (Psych), MBBS, FSLC (Psych)

Dr. Sarath Perera

Visiting

D.Ed, M.Sc. in Education, P.G.D. Counselling, B.A. (Hons)

Dr. Kalharie Pitigala

Visiting

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

Dr. Asha Nimali Fernando

Visiting

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

Mr. Lakmal Ponnamperuma

Visiting

PhD (Reading), MPhil (Clinical Psychology), BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Peradeniya)

Ms. Anagi Gunasekara

Visiting

Ph.D (Reading), MPhil (Clinical Psychology),  BS. Psychology (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

Mr. Ranil Kumaranayake

Visiting

Mphil, Msc in Psychology (Mysore, India), BA in Psychology (University of Peradeniya)

Ms. Giselle Dass

Visiting

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

Mr. Nilanga Abeysinghe

Visiting

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

Ms. Dehiwattage Niranjala Prasadi Fernand

Visiting

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

Ms. Harithra Chandrasekar

Visiting

MPhil (Clinical Psychology), B.S. Psychology

Mr. Dhanushka Perera

Visiting

MBA (PIM), BBA. Management, Diploma in Counselling

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)

Ms. Anoli Hettiarachchi

Visiting

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

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)

Ms Jayanika Ediriweera

Visiting

MPhil (Reading), BA (Hons) in Psychology (UoK)

Ms. Kaushila Meegoda

Visiting

M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition (Reading) (UoP), B.Sc. (Hons) in Sports Sciences and Management

Ms. Randini Kaushalya Karunanayake

Visiting

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychological Science

Ms. Hansini Chethana Kodituwakku

Visiting

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Ms. Rumali Gunawardena

Visiting

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology