HGS Founder Members of Council

HGS Founding Members of Council

Patron

Prof. Vidya Jyothi Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
MBBS, PhD, FNASSL

Chair, Senior Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy; Director, Human Genetics Unit; Chairperson, Specialty Board in Biomedical Informatics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
-Chairman, Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.
-Founder, Commonwealth Digital Health Initiative, Commonwealth Medical Association.
-President, Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics
-Vice President, International Medical Informatics Association
-Executive Board Member, Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative
-Steering Committee Member, Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific

Email: vajira@anat.cmb.ac.lk

Patron

Emeritus Prof. Vidya Jyothi Rohan W. Jayasekara
MBBS, PhD (Newcastle), CBiol, FRSB (Lond), Hon FCOphthSL, Hon FCSSL

Medical Geneticist and Founder Director, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Email: rohan@anat.cmb.ac.lk

  

President

Dr. Nirmala D. Sirisena
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics, SEDA UK, PhD 

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist,
Human Genetics Unit,
Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Colombo,
Colombo 8, Sri Lanka.

Email: nirmala@anat.cmb.ac.lk

Secretary

Dr. L.B. Lahiru Prabodha, 
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics, MPhil

Senior Lecturer 
Specialist in Clinical Geneticist,
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, ,
Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ruhuna,
Karapitiya, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Email: lahiruprabodha@gmail.com

Assistant Secretary

Dr. Kalum Wetthasinghe 
MD, MSc, SEDA UK, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Medical Geneticist,
Human Genetics Unit, Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

Email: kalum@anat.cmb.ac.lk

Treasurer

Dr. E.A.S.T. Edirisinghe 
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics, CTHE,
EMSc (Health Administration)

Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist,
Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Email: steusjp@gmail.com

Assistant Treasurer

Dr. Dineshani Hettiarachchi 
MBBS, MSc Regenerative Medicine, MCGP, SEDA UK

Lecturer,
Human Genetics Unit, Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo,
Colombo 08, Sri Lanka.

E-mail: dineshani@anat.cmb.ac.lk

Chief Organizer

Dr. Thilina Wanigasekara 
MBBS (SL), MSc in Clinical Genetics,
MPA, PGD Diplomacy & World Affairs, Human Rights,
MSc Med/Administration

Actg. Director/ Organization Development,
Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine

Email: thilinaw71@gmail.com

 

Committee Members

Dr. Padmapani Padeniya  
MBBS (Pera), MSc in Clinical Genetics

Senior Lecturer Grade II,
Dept of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Kelaniya.

Email: padmapani@kln.ac.lk

Dr. Chamara Sampath Paththinige   
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Geneticist,
Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Email: pcsampath@med.rjt.ac.lk 

Dr. S. M. A. Jayawardana   
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Geneticist,
Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Email: smajayawardana@gmail.com

Ms. Jivendra Wickramasinghe
BSc. (Colombo), SEDA UK

Lecturer, Department of Nuclear Science,
Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

PhD Scholar, Human Genetics Unit, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Colombo 8, Sri Lanka

Email: jivendra@sci.cmb.ac.lk

Dr. M. Kamalathasan
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Genetics, MRCEM (UK)

Medical Officer,
National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Email: kamalathasan@yahoo.com

Ms. U. G. Imalki U. Kariyawasam
BSc Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology,  MSc Molecular Life Science 

Research student,
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne, Australia

Email: imalki.kariyawasam@gmail.com

Dr. Y. D. Kolambage
MBBS

Lecturer, Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,
Hidellana, Ratnapura.

Email: yasas@med.sab.ac.lk 

Dr. Thurayratnam Chenthuran  
BVSc (Peradeniya), PhD (Colombo)

Senior Lecturer (Grade 1),
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Email: chen.educ@gmail.com

 

Invited Members

Dr. S. M. Vindya Subasinghe
MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics)

Senior Registrar in Clinical Genetics in Paediatrics
Lady Ridgway Hospital for Children
Colombo 08.

Email: vindimdm@gmail.com

Dr. Y. G. T. Priyawansha
MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)

Senior Registrar in Clinical Genetics in Paediatrics
Lady Ridgway Hospital for Children
Colombo 08.

Email: thusharapriyawansha@gmail.com