Dr. B.Nilanthi Dissanayake

Senior Lecturer / Head of the Department


Tel No 94718148755
Office address

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya


Educational /Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Peradeniya); Dip in Med Micro & MD in Med Micro (Colombo)
Positions held
  • Medical officer - Ministry of Health from 2004-2009
  • Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya- 2012 to date

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Lecturer at Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting lecturer at Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting lecturer, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Resource person for MSc Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya

Service commitments

  • Serving as a Consultant Microbiologist at Teaching hospital Peradeniya
  • Serving as a offisite Consultant Microbiologist for TH Gampola, GH Nuwara-Eliya and GH Nawalapitiya

Research interests

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Fungal infection
Research presentations
  • T Senaratne, F Noordeen, N Dissanayake and KGRA Kumara. Comparison of a rapid immunochromatography assay with an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for anti-dengue virus IgM detection. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014; 4 (2), 77-82.
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcal Colonization among Intensive Care Unit (ICU)      patients in a tertiary care hospital, 3rd Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology Conference -2014
  • Bacterial aetiology and antibiotic sensitivity of community acquired urinary tract infection – a pilot study, Annual sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine – 2014.
  • Door to needle time in bacteraemic patients - 8th International Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference and Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) annual conference - UK 2012.
  • Dermatophytosis in Kandy- Annual sessions of Kandy society of medicine – 2012.
  • Group B Streptococcus colonization in pregnancy- Annual sessions of Kandy society of medicine – 2012.
  • Glycopeptide sensitivity of MRSA isolates at National cancer Institute, Sri Lanka- WESPAC- 2009.
  • Antibiotic sensitivity and vancomycin Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of MRSA isolates at National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka- published as a dissertation - PGIM- 2009.
  • First blood culture isolation of C. neoformans in National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka-Bulletin of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists- 2009.
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