Dr. Indu. Nanayakkara
Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Tel: + 94 81 2396298 (office), + 94 81 2205676 (home) ,

+ 94 71 3039915 (mobile)

Fax: + 94 81 2389106
Email:  induphysiology@yahoo.com
Educational/Professional Qualifications
MBBS (Sri Lanka), MPhil (Sri Lanka), PhD (UWA)


Senior Lecturer in Medical Physiology, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka.  

Research Interests

  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Renal Physiology
  • Smooth muscle Physiology 
  • Cardiovascular physiology and Autonomic functions
Teaching experience
  • Undergraduate teaching of Medical, Dental and Allied health sciences students
  • ostgraduate teaching for Surgery, Anaesthesia and Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Technical/Research related skills
  • Manometry techniques related to smooth muscle tubes / Smooth muscle physiology  techniques
  • Cell culture techniques
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Clinical Autonomic Function Testing
Prizes, Awards and Scholarships
    • Endeavour Postgraduate Award for studying towards a PhD degree – Australian Government
    • Australian Leadership Award for studying towards a PhD degree – Australian government
    • University Scholarship for the best overall performance at the Second MBBS Exam
    • Dr. C.E.S. Weerathunga Gold Medal for best performance
    • Chalmers Gold Medal for Anatomy
    • Emily Wickramanayake Scholarship for Biochemistry
Guest lectures / Plenary lectures and Symposium talks
  • Guest lecturer at the Annual Academic sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine 2011.  Basic Physiology of ECG.
  • Guest lecturer at the Annual Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka 2011. Calcium sensitivity in smooth muscle contraction: the story in tunica dartos.
  • Symposium speaker at the 3rd Conference of South Asian Association for Physiologists (SAAP) 2012. The effect of oxidative stress and Antioxidants on sperm function.
  • Plenary lecture on Physiology and Clinical Applications of Autonomic Function Testing at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka 2016.
Memberships in and other Associations
  • Life Member, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
  • Life Member, Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM)
  • Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)
  • Member, Peradeniya Medical Students Alumni Association (PeMSAA)
Other interests
Wild life of Sri Lanka






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