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Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine


Ananda College, Colombo

Academic Profile

1983 - MBBS – University of Peradeniya
1995 - MSc. (Community Medicine), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
2003 - Post Graduate Diploma in Management University of Rajarata
2004 - Post Gradate Diploma in Buddhist Studies University of Kelaniya
2005 - Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development University of Colombo
2006 - Diploma in Public Management ( SLIDA)
2006 - Doctor of Medicine ( Medical Administration) University of Colombo
2007 - Master of Business Administration University of Rajarata
2011 - Fellow – College of Medical Administrators, Sri Lanka

Carrier History
1985 December –1992 January : Medical Officer of Health, Morawaka (Matara District)
1992 – 1994 – District Medical Officer, Base Hospital, Matara
1995 January – 1995 April - Medical Officer (Maternal & Child Health) - Galle District
1995 April –1997 January - Regional Director of Health Services Hambantota District
1997 January – 1998 July : Director (Teaching Hospital Colombo North, Ragama)
1998 – 2006 - Director (Tertiary Care Services), Ministry of Health
1998- 2003 -Acting Director (Medical Services), Ministry of Health
2006 October to 2010 May: Deputy Director General (Public Health Services) I
Additional Secretary (Medical Services) from May 2010 to November 2012
Director General of Health Services from December 2012 to date

Memberships of Professional Colleges
College of Medical Administration Member -1996

  • Council Member - 1998
  • Secretary - 2006/2007
  • Vice President - 2009
  • President - 2010

College of Community Physicians

  • Member - 1995 up to date

Sri Lanka Medical Association

  • Member
  • Council Member
  • Vice President

Medical Administrators’ Forum

  • President - 2011/ 2012

Board of Study in Medical Administration

  • Member - 2010/ 2011
  • Chairman - 2012/ 2013

Academic Teaching Programmes
Post Graduate Institute of Medicine
Visiting Lecturer for;

  • MSc Medical Administration
  • MD Medical Administration
  • MSc Community Medicine

Examiner in;
MSc in Medical Administration
MD in Medical Administration

Memberships of Director Boards
Global Fund – Board Member for South East Asia Region 2012/2014 Geneva, Switzerland (
Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital
Vijaya Kumaranatunga Memorial Hospital
National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol
Sri Lanka Transport Medical Board
National Water Supplies and Drainage Board
State Pharmaceutical Corporation
State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation
Sri Lanka Thriposha Limited

Special Activities involved
Health Task Force Reforms Implementation Project - Ministry of Health
Hospital Upgrading Programme – Upgrading of 22 Hospitals 1999-2003
National Health Education Programme for Health promotion in Hospitals
Medical Officer & Specialist Future Cadre Projections – Ministry of Health 1998
Implementation Quality Assurance Programme in Teaching Hospitals 1998 - 2005
WHO Pilot Study in selected Base Hospitals for performance appraisal
National Programme for Prevention of Blindness – Vision 2020-National Focal Point-from 2007 up to date.
Preparation of JICA master plan for Health Sector Information on NCD
World Bank Project - Hospital Efficiency and quality Component 2004- 2009
Avian Influenza Project 2008- 2012
Water quality surveillance Project 2008 – 2012
Collaborative Research on Chronic Kidney Diseases of unknown aetiology from 2009 up to now
National Thalassaemia Programme – Chairman, National Thalassaemia Council

Advisory Committees:
National Advisory Committee on TB - Chairman
National Advisory Committee on Cancer Control Programme - Member
National AIDS Council - Member
National Advisory Committee on Communicable diseases- Chairman
National Advisory Committee on Vector Control- Member
Task force on Microbiology- Member
Task force on Dengue Control- Chairman
Faculty Board – Faculty of Medicine, Colombo- Member
Food Advisory Committee- Chairman
Technical Committee on Avian Influenza (co- Chair)
National Nutrition Committee – member
AIDS Foundation Sri Lanka- member
Country Co-ordinating Mechanism - GFATM Project- member