(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Senior Prof. Nilanthi Renuka de Silva was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya.
President Ranil Wickramasinghe has made this appointment for a three-year term with effect from 24th August 2023.
Previously, Senior Professor Nilanthi de Silva was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya in August 2020. She assumed her duties on 28th of August 2020 as the first female Vice- Chancellor of University of Kelaniya.
Prof Nilanthi Renuka de Silva obtained an MBBS from the University of Colombo in 1986 and went on to obtain a Masters in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and MD and Board Certification in Medical Parasitology, from Colombo University’s Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.
She joined the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo in 1991 as a Lecturer and then joined the newly-established Medical Faculty of the University of Kelaniya in 1993.
Prof. de Silva served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya from 2012 to 2018 and worked as Director of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka from December 2018 to August 2020.