Faculty of Nursing

The Faculty of Nursing is the newly established faculty at KIU, with a Dean in charge. It is constituted of the Department of Nursing, and it offers an undergraduate programme leading to BScHons (Nursing) through a diverse range of innovative modules that are both evidence-based and sensitive to the changing healthcare environment. In addition to that, the Faculty of Nursing at KIU fosters an interactive academic environment in which nursing undergraduates are prepared to become critically reflective practitioners, advocates, educators, and professional leaders in a variety of care settings.

This programme aims to prepare a competent, caring, compassionate, and reflective nursing graduate skilled in the delivery of nursing care in collaboration with other healthcare professionals while successfully meeting the emerging needs of the national and international community. The Faculty of Nursing at KIU strives in becoming the leading center of academic excellence and focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of the graduates while encouraging personals to indulge in a passion for life-long learning.

Faculty Of Nursing

Department Of Nursing

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

+94 (0)11 2741 878 | Ext: 511

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Academic Achievements – Faculty of Nursing

Global Health Network Conference 2022

Mr. Akila Jayamaha participated in The Global Health Network Conference 2022 which was held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 23rd to 25th November 2022. This conference aimed to bring together health research teams, organizations, health workers, policymakers, and practitioners to explore together how health research can be embedded into every healthcare setting.


The International Nurses Day 2022

The winner of the International Nurses’ Day 2022, Nursing Now Challenge Award for Research- Mr. Akila Jayamaha, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Lecturer of the Faculty of Nursing, KIU

The webinar on “Clinical Research Nurses Emerging profile in Nursing 2022”

Ms. Chamilya Perera, Head of the Department of Research and Development, Faculty of Nursing, KIU attended as a guest speaker for the webinar on “Clinical Research Nurses-Emerging profile in Nursing” held on March 15, 2022, which was conducted by D Y Patil University School of Nursing, Navi Mumbai, India collaborate with Oxford University, UK.



Academic Staff

Ms.Nilushi Nisansala

Head of the Department of Nursing Education / Lecturer

M.Phil in Health Sciences (USJ), B.Sc (Hons) in Nursing (USJ), RN

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Ms.Tanika Gayani Kanchana

Head of the of Department Basic Sciences/ Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

MPH (Kelaniya), BSc(Hons) in Nursing (Ruhuna), RN

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Mr.Akila Randika Jayamaha

Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Lecturer

PhD (reading) (University of Leicester, UK), MSc in Epidemiology (UOP), MSc in Nursing Education (KIU), BSc. (Hons) in Nursing (Ruhuna)

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Ms. Chamilya Perera

Head of the of Department of Research and Development/ Lecturer

PhD (reading) (University of Leicester, UK) , MSc in Food and Nutrition (UOP), BSc(Hons) in Nursing(Ruhuna), RN

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Ms. Anusha Sewwandi

Head of the of Department of Clinical Nursing/ Lecturer

MSc in Nursing (Reading) (OUSL), BSc in Nursing (Ruhuna), RN

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Ms.Nishadi Darsha Dharamarathna


MPhil (Reading), BSc Hons in Nursing (Ruhuna),RN

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Ms.Samanthi Nisansala Senarath


MPhil (Reading), PgDSS (USJ), BSc(Hons) in Nursing(Ruhuna), Registered Pharmacist in Ceylon Medical College Council, RN

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Ms.Hashini Shashikala Sandakumari


Dip. in Counseling (Kelaniya), BSc.(Hons) (Ruhuna), RN

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Ms.Nadini Disala Ranaweera


BSc (Hons) in Nursing (KDU), MSc in Nursing (Reading) (OUSL)

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Ms.Maheshika Maduwanthi


MPhil (Reading)(USJ), BSc. (Hons) in Nursing (USJ), RN

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Ms.Dushani Upekasha


BSc (Hons) in Nursing (USJ), RN

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Ms.Madhuka Deshani Edirisuriya


MPH (Reading) (UOK), BSc (Hons ) in Nursing (USJ), RN

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Ms.Akindra Yamunangani Kariyawasam


PGDCP (UOC) (Reading), BSc (Hons) in Nursing (USJ), RN

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Ms. Buddhini Yashodha Abeysekera

Lecturer (Probationary)

BSc Hons in Nursing (Ruhuna) RN

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Department of Basic Sciences

Department of Clinical Nursing

Department of Nursing Education

Department of Research and Development