About Us

” Shadngam dravyagunam thadyatha namarupa gnanam, guna gnanam, karma gnanam, prayoga gnanam, yoga gnanam, kalpa gnanam cchathi ” – (P,V,Sharma, Dravyaguna suthram, 1994)

Dravya Guna itself has six divisions; Namarupa gnanam ( Pharmacognosy), Guna gnanam (Study of Properties), Karma gnanam (Pharmacology ) , Prayoga gnanm (Clinical Pharmacology) , Yoga gnanam (Study of formulation), Kalpa gnanam (Pharmaceutics) The Division of Dravya Guna Vignanaya is engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and conducting practical training in three subjects viz Dravya Guna Vignanaya, Bhaisajjya Kalpana and Rasa Sastra. Aims and objectives of the division are to gain the knowledge of the identification, classification and therapeutic actions medicinal plants, alchemy and minerals used in the Ayurvedic and Traditional medical systems, to impart the knowledge of comprehending the collection, preservation, storage, preparation and administration of herbal and herb-mineral medicinal preparations used in the ayurvedic and traditional medical systems and to train the undergraduate and postgraduate in the more demanding areas in the field of ayurvedic and traditional medical system.

Dr. S. D. Hapuarachchi

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MSc (Peradeniya), MD Ay (BHU-India), PhD (Sri Jayawardenepura)



Dr. S. K. M. K. Herapathdeniya

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MD Ay (BHU- India)


Dr. A. P.A. Jayasiri 

Senior Lecturer Grade II  (Head)
BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MPhil Ayu (Colombo), PhD (Kalaniya)


Dr. P. K. Perera

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MSc (Sri Jayawardenepura), PhD (China Pharmaceutical University- Nanjin – China)


Dr. J. M. Dahanayaka

Senior Lecturer Grade II

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MPhil Ayu (Colombo), PG Dip. Counseling (Colombo)


Dr. N. D. Kodithuwakku

Senior Lecturer II

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MSc (Sri Jayawardenepura), PhD (China Pharmaceutical University- Nanjin- China)


Dr. K.N.A. Dharmasena

Lecturer (Probationary)

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo)


Mr. Hadagama

Mr. H.R.L.P.B Hadagama

Staff Technical Officer


Mr. L.A.S Thilakarathne

Staff Technical Officer

Mr. Hadagama

Mr. A.Samarawikrama

Staff Technical Officer


Mr. P.A Sunil Human

Lab Attendant


Mr. G.S.K Perera

Lab Attendant


Mr. K.G.A.I Lakshan

Lab Attendant


Mr. Madhura Chathuranga



Mr. H.A.R Udayanga

Works Aid