All Staff

All staff members at NIFS sorted by Last Name.

Science Advisor to H.E. the President

Prof. Nimal Adikaram
Visiting Research Professor

Natural Products

Dharshani Aluthpatabendi
Chief Technical Officer

Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry

Prof. Sampath Amaratunge

Namal Athukorala
Chief Technical Officer

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

Jayasekara Banda
Chief Technical Officer

Nanotechnology and Physics of Materials

Jayasrini Bandara
Management Assistant

Office of the Director

Gayan Bandara
Technical Officer

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Dilshan Bandara
Research Assistant

Earth Resources and Renewable Energy

Janaka Bandara
Office Aid

Office of the Director

Prof. Jayasundera Bandara
Senior Research Professor

Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry

Prof. Suresh Benjamin
Associate Research Professor

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

Dr. Gayan Bowatte
Visiting Scientist

Environmental Science

Prof. Rohana Chandrajith

Prof. Iqbal Choudhary
Adjunct Professor

Prof. Sabrina Dallavalle
Adjunct Professor

Afka Deen
Research Assistant

Nutritional Biochemistry

Gunathilaka Delanga
Record Keeper

Administration Division

Prof. I. M. Dharmadasa
Adjunct Professor

Dasun Dissanayake
Driver

Administration Division

Nuwan Dissanayake
Research Assistant

Material Processing and Device Fabrication

Ovini Dissanayake
Research Assistant

Microbiology and Soil Ecosystems

Rasika Dissanayake
Research Assistant

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dilhara Dissanayake
Research Assistant

Natural Products

Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake
Research Professor

Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry

Prof. Wolfgang Dittus
Visiting Research Professor

Primate Biology

Karunaratne Dorakumbura
Mason - Special Grade

Administration Division

Viraj Ekanayake
Technical Officer

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Aliyar Farhana
Research Assistant

Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry

Prof. Dilantha Fernando
Adjunct Professor

Prof. Yoshinori Fujimoto
Adjunct Professor

Ariyaratne Gamage
Senior Staff Assistant

Accounts Division

Rasika Gunarathne
Research Assistant

Food Chemistry

Tissa Gunasekara
Driver

Administration Division

Supun Gunathilaka
Management Assistant

Administration Division

Athula Gunawardena
Karyala Karya Sahayaka - Driver

Administration Division

Prof. Keerthi Siri Guruge
Adjunct Professor

Ranjith Hapukotuwa
Laboratory Attendant

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Thilini Harischandra
Lapidarist

Earth Resources and Renewable Energy

Prof. Chandana Herath
Adjunct Professor

Anura Herath
Chief Technical Officer

Instruments and Maintenance Division

Nimasha Herath
Management Assistant

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Prof. Naoki Hirotsu
Adjunct Professor

Chamika Illangakoon
Senior Staff Assistant

Administration Division

Prof. Cassim Iqbal
Associate Research Professor

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Nor Hadiani Ismail
Adjunct Professor

Natural Products

Dr. Lakmal Jayarathne
Research Fellow

Environmental Science

Prof. Ranjith Jayasekera

Chandrakanthi Jayasinghe
Senior Staff Assistant

Procurement and Laboratory Services Division

Himesh Jayasinghe
Research Assistant

Plant Taxonomy and Conservation

Prof. Lalith Jayasinghe
Senior Research Professor

Natural Products

Dinusha Jayasinghe
Driver

Administration Division

Prof. Ruwan Jayasinghe

Sanjeewa Jayaweera
Chief Technical Officer

Natural Products

Manjula Karunarathna
Research Assistant

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Veranja Karunaratne
Adjunct Professor

Kumuduni Karunaratne
Chief Technical Officer

Microbial Biotechnology

Jeewa Kasthuri
Senior Personal Secreatary to the Director

Office of the Director

Shilpika Kaushalya
Research Assistant

Natural Products

Dileepa Keshan
Management Assistant

Accounts Division

Umair Khaleelullah
Research Assistant

Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry

Prof. Nilwala Kottegoda

Prof. Nikolai Kuhnert
Adjunct Professor

Prof. Ananda Kulasooriya
Visiting Research Professor

Collaboration and Consultation Division
Rhizobium

Mahesh Kulatunga
Chief Technical Officer

Instruments and Maintenance Division

Asanka Kumara
Machinist - Special Grade

Administration Division

Prof. Ashoka Kumara
Research Professor

Material Processing and Device Fabrication

Pubudu Kumarasinghe
Research Assistant

Material Processing and Device Fabrication

Kalpani Kumari
Research Assistant

Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry

Supun Kuruppuarachchi
Administrative Officer

Administration Division

Chanaka Lekamge
Research Assistant

Plant Taxonomy and Conservation

Anushika Liyanage
Management Assistant

Office of the Director

Dr. Ruvini Liyanage
Research Fellow

Nutritional Biochemistry

Prof. Dhammika Magana-Arachchi
Associate Research Professor

Molecular Microbiology and Human Diseases

Lal Mahadeva
Laboratory Attendant

Microbiology and Soil Ecosystems

Dhanushka Malwewa
Office Aid

Administration Division

Sanjila Marasinghe
Research Assistant

Food Chemistry

Prof. Nazrim Marikkar
Associate Research Professor

Food Chemistry

Sachini Meepegamage
Research Assistant

Microbial Biotechnology

Somananda Molagoda
Driver

Administration Division

Upuli Nakandala
Research Assistant

Plant Stress Biology and Molecular Genetics

Prof. Srinivas Nammi
Adjunct Professor

Prof. Asiri Nanayakkara
Senior Research Professor

Quantum Physics and Applied Electronics

Menaka Nissanka
Senior Staff Assistant

Accounts Division

Sanath Opatha
Chief Technical Officer

Earth Resources and Renewable Energy

Manel Palliya Guruge
Senior Staff Assistant

Accounts Division

Thilesha Pamukshi
Management Assistant

Accounts Division

Anura Pathirana
Chief Technical Officer

Microbial Biotechnology

Ranjith Peiris
Electrician

Administration Division

Dr. Nishantha Perera

Shirani Perera
Chief Technical Officer

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Priyanthi Perera
Laboratory Manager

Procurement and Laboratory Services Division

Maheshika Perera
Research Assistant

Plant Stress Biology and Molecular Genetics

Mahesh Premarathna
Research Assistant

Microbial Biotechnology

Prof. Namal Priyantha

Dr. Shalini Rajakaruna
Scientific Officer

Office for Research

Chandani Ranasinghe
Senior Staff Assistant

Administration Division

Thilini Rathnathilake
Research Assistant

Microbial Biotechnology

Isuri Rathnayaka
Technical Officer

Nutritional Biochemistry

Shiranthi Rathnayake

Anjana Rathnayake
Research Assistant

Earth Resources and Renewable Energy

Vishaka Ratnayake
Senior Staff Assistant

Accounts Division

Dr. Renuka Ratnayake
Senior Research Fellow

Microbiology and Soil Ecosystems

Prof. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Adjunct Professor

Sujeewa Sakalasooriya
Chief Technical Officer

Computer Division

Sagarika Samarakkody
Accountant

Accounts Division

Indrani Samarakoon
Stenographer

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Indika Samarakoon
Research Assistant

Nanotechnology and Physics of Materials

Nimanthika Samarasinghe
Research Assistant

Molecular Microbiology and Human Diseases

Prof. Athula Sandanayake
Adjunct Professor

Abira Sathkunanathan
Research Assistant

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

Prof. Rohan Senadeera
Visiting Research Professor

Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry

Menaka Senevirathne
Audio Visual Assistant

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Prof. Gamini Seneviratne
Senior Research Professor

Microbial Biotechnology

Oshadi Seneviratne
Stenographer

Office of the Director

Prof. Saman Seneweera
Director / Senior Research Professor

Office of the Director
Plant Stress Biology and Molecular Genetics

Vindyani Sewwandi
Research Assistant

Nutritional Biochemistry

Koshila Subaseela
Research Assistant

Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry

Prof. Deepal Subasinghe
Associate Research Professor

Earth Resources and Renewable Energy

Thilini Sumanarathne
Management Assistant

Procurement and Laboratory Services Division

Prof. Athula Sumathipala

Prof. Kirthi Tennakone
Adjunct Professor

Mathura Tharmarajan
Research Assistant

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

Nirmani Thilakarathne
Research Assistant

Molecular Microbiology and Human Diseases

Chandrika Tilakarathna
Senior Assistant Librarian

Library

Dr. Kumari Tilakaratne
Coordinator/ SDU

Science Education and Dissemination Unit

Dharsha Ubeysekara
Research Assistant

Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry

Rusiru Udapitiya
Machinist

Administration Division

Prof. Meththika Vithanage
Visiting Associate Research Professor

Molecular Microbiology and Human Diseases

Dr. Padmakantha Wanduragala
Secretary

Administration Division

Rohana Weerakoon
Chief Technical Officer

Computer Division

Pradeepa Weerasooriya
Senior Staff Assistant

Administration Division

Prof. Rohan Weerasooriya
Research Professor

Environmental Science

Bhasura Weerasuriya
Management Assistant

Accounts Division

Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Athula Wijayasinghe
Research Fellow

Nanotechnology and Physics of Materials

Prof. Siril Wijesundara
Research Professor

Plant Taxonomy and Conservation

Himalshani Wijesuriya
Accounts Officer

Accounts Division

Thamara Wijewickrama
Senior Staff Assistant

Administration Division

Roshani Witharana
Library Assistant

Library

Prof. Deepthi Yakandawala

Prof. Yuansong WEI
Adjunct Professor