About Us

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

Dravyaguna 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 Dravyaguna Vignanaya is engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and conducting practical training in three subjects viz Dravyaguna 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.

Professor  P. K. Perera



BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MSc (Sri Jayawardenepura), PhD in Pharmacology (Nanjin – China)

Associate Prof. S. D. Hapuarachchi

Associate Professor

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 I
BAMS (Hons) (Colombo),

MPhil Ayu (Colombo), PhD (Kalaniya)

Dr. J. M. Dahanayaka

Senior Lecturer Grade I (Head)

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

Dr. N. D. Kodithuwakku

Senior Lecturer I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MSc (Sri Jayawardenepura), PhD in Pharmacology (Nanjin – China)

Dr. (Ms) U.R.S.R.K. Senarathne

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), Msc. (Kelaniya), MD (Ayu) (Gujarat- India)


Dr. K.N.A. Dharmasena


BAMS (Hons) (Colombo)


Mr. Asoka

Mr. A.Samarawikrama

Staff Technical Officer


Ms.B.P. Udani

Trainee Technical Officer Gr.II


Mr. H.D.D.R.S. Gunasekara

Management Assistant Gr. I


Ms. K.D.Kaushani

Management Assistant Gr.III


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

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