About Us

Since its establishment in 1929, the academic unit of Kaya Chikitsa has been an integral part of Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.   It continues to provide innovative Ayurveda medical education and cutting edge discoveries, and delivers competent and compassionate patient care at the Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella.

The academic unit of Kaya Chikitsa provides excellence in teaching, research, and clinical services related to the nature, cure, and prevention of diseases. We are committed to providing innovative and world-renowned Ayurveda general medical training to develop the next generation of Ayurveda medical leaders. Our Ayurveda clinical medicine programme provides core clinical training to undergraduate level III, IV and level V and postgraduate students. We offer broad clinical experiences through various disciplines to the highest professional standards to identify the Ayurveda path physiological mechanisms, and to prevent and treat diseases.

Academic staff members continue to excel in Ayurveda clinical medicine; Panchakarma, Rasayana and Manas Roga in the field of Kaya Chikitsa. The academic unit staff expertise includes areas of Ayurveda pathology, laboratory medicine involved in both basic science and healthcare delivery. Senior academics, technical and support staff members help to achieve our goal of improving health education and health care locally and globally.

A successful partnership with Ayurveda teaching hospital that emphasize innovation and care, allows us to attract the top medical minds and undergraduate and postgraduate researchers. We aim to build a successful foundation for the next generation of the health care leaders. Members of the academic unit regularly present their findings at local, national, and international conferences and publish in national and international publications.

Snr. Prof.E. R. H. S. S. Ediriweera

Senior Professor

DAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MD Ay (BHU-India), PhD (Peradeniya)



Dr. N. V. P. Rohini

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MPhil Ayu (Colombo)


Dr. R. D. H. Kulathunga

Senior Lecturer Grade II

BAMS (Hons), MD Ay (BHU-India), PhD (Gujarat-India)


Dr. K. R. Weerasekara

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MPhil Ayu (Colombo), PG Dip. in Hospital Management (Sabaragamuwa), PhD (Kelaniya)


Dr. E. D. T. P. Gunaratna

Senior Lecturer Grade I

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MPhil Ayu (Colombo), MD Ay (BHU-India), PG Dip. in Health Development (Colombo)


Dr. K. I. W. K. Somarathna

Senior Lecturer Grade II

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), MD Ayu (Gujarat-India)


Dr. R. H. S. K. De Silva 

Senior Lecturer Grade II

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), BSc (Open University), PG Dip. in Env. Sc. (Colombo), MD Ay (BHU-India)


Dr. N. D. N. Jayawardhana

Senior Lecturer Grade II (Head)
BAMS (Hons) (Colombo),
MD Ay (BHU-India)


Dr. H. G. S. P. Hewageegana

Senior Lecturer Grade II

BAMS (Hons) (Colombo), PG Dip. in Community Development, MPhil Ayu (Colombo), PhD (Kelaniya)


Miss.Dinishi Sewwandi

Miss. Dinishi Sewwandi

Management Assistant