Prof. A.M.S. Dhammika Menike Dissanayake
Professor of Pathology
(Specialty: Haematology)
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.
+81 238 8001 (ext. 2062)
+77 305 0597
Educational / Professional Qualifications
  • Ph. D (London) - University of London
  • MD- Haematology - University of Colombo
  • D. Path – University of Colombo
Research Interests
  • Haemoglobinopathies in Sri Lanka
  • Nutritional Anaemia
  • Toxicology
  • Chronic Renal Failure of Unknown Aetiology of Sri Lanka
  • History of Medicine
Clinical interest
  • Haematology
Educational Interests
  • Haematology
  • Toxicology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
On-going work - Research
  • Laboratory tests for toxicological investigation.
  • Epidemiology aetiology of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin – North Central Province of Sri Lanka
  • Haemoglobinopathies and thalasimic syndrome.
  • G6P D Deficiency prevalence and molecular aspect.
Clinical interest with a short description of the on-going work in each area
  • Laboratory diagnosis of hemolytic anaemia.
  • Laboratory Guiltily assurance.
  • Investigation of bleeding disorders.
Educational interests and programs- undergraduate
  • Medical (Haematology, Pathology, Clinical Pathology)
  • Dental (Haematology, Clinical Pathology)
  • Allied Health Science (Medical Laboratory Science)
Postgraduate training programs
Trainer in - Haematology Transfusion Medicine
  1. Certificate in Pathology
  2. Diploma in Pathology
  3. M D Haematology
  4. Diploma in Transfusion Medicine
  5. M D Transfusion Medicine
Membership and Awards (Selected)
1. Dr E.A Coorey memorial scholarship for advanced level results
1. Mr P.B. Panabokke memorial prize for Forensic Medicine
2. Dr Niomi Thiyagaraja prize for Gynaecology
3. Dr H.M.Peris prize for Obstetrics
Gold Medals:
1. Maneckbhoy Dadabhoy Gold Medal for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Merit Position:1st in the common merit list for Final MBBS in Sri Lanka (1987)


Positions held (Selected)
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Pathology
  • Acting Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from February 2007
  • Member of University Senate, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
  • Member of Board of Discipline, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2004
  • Warden, Ramanathan Hall, University of Peradeniya from 2006
  • Member, Sports Advisory and Physical Education Committee, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2004
  • Chairman, Student Matters Committee. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2003
  • Member, Board of Study in Pathology, Postgraduate Institute in Pathology, University of Colombo from 2003
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