Prof SN Arseculeratne
Sarath Nanda Arseculeratne, MBBS (Ceylon), Dip. Bact. (Manchester), D. Phil. (Oxford), D. Sc. (Hon. Ruhuna) is an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology of the University of Peradeniya. He held the post of Professor of Microbiology from 1971 – 1982, and 1989 – 1995. He was Professor of Medical Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in KL, Visiting Professor of Microbiology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kelantan, Malaysia, and was a DANIDA, Wellcome, Commonwealth and Fulbright Research Fellow at universities in Denmark, Thailand and at Harvard University in Boston, Mass., USA.
Dr. S.D. Atukorala
He has been a Visiting Scientist of the World Health Organization at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre, New York City and at Hospitals affiliated to the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He served as a Consultant to the WHO on numerous occasions and is a co- author of the two WHO guidelines on infection control for South East Asia. He has also authored several booklets on infection control in healthcare settings and also on rational use of antibiotics published by the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. He has over twenty publications in local and international journals and has delivered many orations and guest lectures in Sri Lanka and abroad. He has been a Temporary Advisor to the WHO on numerous occasions and helped the Ministries of Health in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal in Infection control and rational use of antibiotics. He served as the co-coordinator and a member of the Board of study in Pathology and was also a member of the Board of study in Microbiology of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) of the University of Colombo. He served as an examiner for the Diploma in Pathology and also been an examiner at the MD examination in Microbiology.
At present he is the Visiting Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at the Asiri group of Hospitals and New Delmon Hospital in Colombo.
Professor Jennifer Perera
In 1974, she entered the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo for her undergraduate studies in medicine and successfully completed the MBBS degree with second class honors. Following completion of her internship she joined the Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, as a young Lecturer in 1980. Successful completion of her postgraduate studies would pave the way for her to be trained at the prestigious Clinical Research Centre in Middlesex in the United Kingdom. Having been board certified as a Consultant Microbiologist by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, in 1986, she assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer in the department of Microbiology.
She has been a member of the Board of Study in Microbiology of the PGIM since 1990 which she headed from September 2011 to 2014 . She was the President of Section A of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science in 2000, the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2002 and the Vaccine Forum of Sri Lanka in 2010 and the president of the SLMA in 2015.
Professor Nelun DE SILVA
She served the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo from 1990 to 1997 before joining the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna in August 1997 as Senior Lecturer and Head Department of Microbiology and become the first cadre Chair in 2005. During her tenure at Ruhuna her contribution towards Medical Education & Staff Development and the planning and the implementation of the IRQUE QUF project of the Faculty of Medicine needs special mention.
She also served the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences Rajarata University as Visiting professor on assignment basis from 2009 to 2010. Having retired from Ruhuna in 2011 she continues with her enthusiasm and commitment to teach and currently serves as the Professor in Microbiology at Faculty of Medicine, SAITM.