Dr. K. Priyani Padmashika Peiris
Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Department of Shalya Shalakya(Surgery  & E.N.T)
Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda institute
Kandy Road,
Yakkala 11870
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 33 3340108
Fax: +94 22 2222739
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Ph.D (Ayu) in Shalakya ( IPGT & R A Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India )

MS (Ay.) Shalakya (IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India )

BAMS (Hons) (University of Colombo) Diploma in Hindi Language, Banaras Hindu University, India

Certificate in Yoga, Banaras Hindu University, India

Certificate in Pharmacy, Sri Lanka Medical Council Sri Lanka

Certificate in Estate Medical Assistant, Sri Lanka Medical Council Sri Lanka

Certificate in Basic German, Department of Official Languages, Sri Lanka


Areas of Interests

  • Investigation of claimed therapeutic activities and toxicology of selected herbs used in Ayurvedic and Sri- Lankan Traditional Medicine with special reference to drugs used in E.N.T. and oral Diseases, oral malignancy and joint diseases
  • Clinical and experimental research on Periodontology


Career Profile
  • Senior Lecturer( Gr.I ) - 2004 to date Dept. of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Senior Lecturer ( Gr.II) - 20/12/1998 – 20/12/2004 Dept. of Shalya Shalakya, IIM. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Lecturer (Probationary) Dept. of Shalya Shalakya, IIM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Demonstrator (Temporary) - 1992/01 – 01/1993 Dept. of Sharira Vignana(Anatomy and Physiology) and Dept.of Dravya Guna (Material Medica) , IIM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Professional service
  • Head,Dept. of Chikitsa, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya (since May 2006 to Sep. 2008)
  • In charge Shalakya Tantra (Eye, Ear, Nose, Oral Cavity and Head Disease) Department of Shalya Shalakya, GWAI
  • Consultant – 2006 Jan. – to date Shalakya Clinic ,GWAI Teaching Hospital, Yakkala, Sri Lanka
  • Consultant - 2001 Aug. – 2006 Jan Shalakya Clinic, Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Consultant - 2006 Aug. – 2008 Sep. Oral Health Care Unit, Ayurveda Teaching Hospital,Colombo 08, Sri Lanka
  • Member - Institute scholarship sub-committee (2000) I.I.M., University of Colombo
  • Member -Board of Management,  Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya. (Since May 2006 to Sep. 2008)
  • Member - NCAS – Boards of Study (since May 2006 to Sep. 2008)
  • Member - Curriculum Revision Committee , GWAI, University of Kelaniya, (since May 2006 to Sep. 2008)
  • Member - Board of study in Unani Medicine in the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo , Rajagiriya, (since Sep. 2012 to Sep. 2015).
  • Institute Medical Officer - Institute of Indigenous Medicine,University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in year 1999 June to year 2000 December.
  • Member - Institute Research Committee Since 2013-till to date
  • Student Counselor - Year 2013-2014,GWAI,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Consultant - 2013 July to date,Oral Health Care Unit,Ayurveda Teaching Hospital,Colombo 08,Sri Lanka
  • Student Counselor - Year 2014 to date
  • Chief Medical Officer - 2015/09/10 to date,GWAI,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka


Membership of Academic / Scientific Bodies
  • Life Member - Delhi ophthalmological society,New Delhi-India.
  • Life Member - Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka
  • Life Member - -The Association of Shalaki (TAS) INDIA
  • Executive Committee Member - The Association of Shalaki (TAS) INDIA. – (Since 2010 -2012)
Academic Awards
  • PRESIDENTIAL RESEARCH AWARD for International Scientific Publication Cited in World Science Citation, Index 2004
  • "Late Pramilabai B. Kanade" YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD, for best paper presentation from TASCON 2011


Publications and communications


Index Journals

W.D.Ratnasooriya,K.P.P.Peiris, Udaya Samaratunga and J.R.A C.Jayakody, (2004) Diuretic activity of Spilanthes acmella flowers in rats, Journal of Ethnopharmocology, 91, 317-320, U.K.

L.S.P.Kumaradharmasena,L.D.A.M.Arawwawala,P.I.P.K.Fernando,K.P.P.Peris,S.V.Kamal(2015),Quality assessment of Mustadi Taila:An ayurvedic oil as a remedy for dental caries(Krimi Danta),Journal of Pharmacognosy and Photochemistry 4(3):21-24

International Journals

K.P.P.Peiris, G.K.J. Silva and W.D.Ratnasooriya,(2001) Analgesic activity of water extract of Spilanthes acmella flowers on rats Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 2, 201-204, Malaysia.

W.D.Ratnasooriya,and K.P.P.Peiris, - ( 2005) Attenuation of persistent pain and hyperalgesia by Spilanthes acmella flowers in rats, Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol.43, No.7, pp614-619,U.S.A.

K P P Peiris , B.K. Ashok, R Manjusha and B. Ravishankar, (2011) anti-inflamatory and Analgesic activities of Dashana Samskara Churna and paste form, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Vol. 2(3), September 2011, pp. 363 – 368.

K P P Peiris, Manjusha Rajagopala, and Nayana Patel. " A Comparative study of Dashanasamskara churna prathisarana and dashana samskra paste application in the management of sheetada. W S R to Gingivitis" – "AYU", An International Journal of Research in Ayurveda, I.P.G.T. & R.A.,Gijarat Ayurveda University,India, Vol.34/Issue 1/Jan.-Mar.2013,9963-69


National Journals

M.Halangoda, S.V. Kamal, and K.P.P. Peiris, (1999)Preliminary study of evaluation of the efficacy of selected Indigenous drugs on Tinnitus (Karna nada) and deafness (Karna Badheerya), Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha I, Part x, 193-196, Sri Lanka.

K.P.P.Peiris, W.P.A.Nissanka, T.P. Gunaratna and C.Nadugala (2003)Role of traditional Prathisarani drug Churna on bleeding gums Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha I, Part xii, 453-456, Sri Lanka.

K.P.P.Peiris, G.C.Prasad, and B.P.Singh (2006)Management of Periodontal pockets by Indigenous Drug Compound Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, Vol.ii, Part- ii, pg.214-217, Sri Lanka.

K.P.P.Peiris, G.C.Prasad, U.Samaratunga, J.A.R.C. Jayakody, W.D.Ratnasooriya, (2006) “Effect of an Indigenous drug formulation on clotting of Mammalian Blood” JGWAI Vol.3, No.1, June,pg.41-42.

R.H.S.K. De Silva, Priyani Peiris (2007), “Interrelation between Prakriti and Mukha Roga” – A Preliminary Study, Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, ii / iii , pg.133- 134.

L.G.M.Karunagoda, K.P.P.Peiris, (2008) “Aetiological factors and Deha Prakriti in relation with Krimidanta” – Critical Analysis, Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, ii/iv, pg.210-214

W.K.T. Sanjeewani, K.P.P.Peiris, (2008),” Association of Personal food habits and regimens with Kacha (Cataract),” - Critical Analysis, Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, ii/iv, pg.199-201.

K M T T Liyanage, K P P Peiris, (2013) ," A survey study on aetiological factors responsible for vataja Pratishytaya W S R to Allergic Rhinitis." – Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksa, Vol. 11, part 8, pg.211-217

M P N Pramodini, K P P Peiris , (2013), "A comparative study of Netra prasadana Anjana and Trataka yoga (Eye Exercise ) in Presbyopia – Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksa, Vol. 11, part 8, pg.85-92


Review Articles

“Orthopaedic Therapeutic knowledge of Susrutha”. Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, Vol. 1, part vii , page 103-105, (1995).

“Natural Tooth Brush and its significance in relation to oral health.”Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, Vol.1, part x , page 95- 98 , (1999).

“Personal habits and addictions cause impediments to the protection of Oral Health” Journal of Ayurveda Sameeksha, Vol.ii, part 2 , page 51- 58 , (2006).

“TIPS TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY EYES” “Salaki” – National Conference on Recent Advances in Shalakya Tantra – Nov. 2009, pg.13-14

"දත් පනුවන් කෑම සහ එයින් වැළකිය හැකි උපාය මාර්ග", "වෛද්‍යවරයා" ජාතියේ පූරෝගාමී වෛද්‍ය සඟරාව 17 කාණ්ඩය 1 2011-11 කලාපය, පිටුව 120-124, (2011)


Book Published

"නිරෝගී දෙනෙත සහ ආයුර්වේදය - 2014 පළමු මුද්‍රණය"


K.P.P.Peiris, G.K.J. Silva and W.D.Ratnasooriya, (2001) Flower extract of Spilanthes acmella possess analgesic and sedative activities in rats Proceedings ,21st annual session of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, p.31

K.P.P.Peiris, Udaya Samaratunga, W.D.Ratnasooriya and J.R.A.C. Jayakody, (2002) Effect of an Indigenous drug formulation (Churna) on clotting of mammalian blood Proceedings ,22nd annual session of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, p.47

S.M.Handunetti, P.V. Udagama Randeniya, H.P. Premaratne, I.C. Perera,G.Harendra, J.R.A.C.Jayakody, K.P.P. Peiris and W.D.Ratnasooriya,(2004) An investigation on anti malarial and anti inflammatory effects of Aranya Thulasi mulang Kasaya in rodent malaria models. Proceedings, 24th annual session of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, p.44

K.P.P.Peiris, G.C.Prasad, B.P.Singh (2007), “Effect of an Indigenous drug compound (Guggulu, Shigru, Godanti – Capsules and Bakula – Gandusha) in Periodontitis “ proceedings, International Conference on Ayurveda and Complementary System of Medicine at Singapore, pg.58.

K.P.P.Peiris, Manjusha Rajagopala (2011), " A Comparative study of two different formulations (paste and churna) of Dashana Samskara Yoga in the management of Shitada w.s.r.to Gingivitis" The association of Shalaki (India) 5th National Conference TASCON2011

K.P.P.Peiris, B.S.R. Perera (2014), "Effect of Rasnadi Guggulu and Bilvadi Taila in the management of Badhirya – A Preliminary Study" proceedings, The International Seminar on Ayurveda in Public Health with 2nd Global Ayurveda Featival (GAF 2014) at India.

Pramodani M.P.N., Peiris K.P.P., (2014), "An Evaluation of Kashmaryadi oil (Traditional Formula) in the management of Kalithya", proceedings, 1st International Symposium on Traditional Medicine, Sri Lanka, p.16

Pramodani M.P.N., Peiris K.P.P., (2014),"A Study on the Efficacy of Gairikadilepa in the management of Padadari" proceedings, of 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine, Sri Lanka, p.191

Pramodani M.P.N., Peiris K.P.P., (2014)," A Clinical Study on the efficacy of Warnakadilepa in the management of Hyper pigmentation" proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine, Sri Lanka, p.190

Peiris K.P.P.,Sadungama M.K.N.A.,Pramodini M.P.N.(2015)"A comparative study of Shiroabhyanga and Shirelepa in the management of Khalitya" proceeding of 8th national Conference of the Association of Shalaki(TAS) India ,P. 39

Kumaradharmasena L.S.P.,Arawwawala L.D.A.M.,Fernando P.I.D.K.,S.V.Kamal,Peiris K.P.P.,(2015), "Standardization of Mustadi Taila: An Ayurvedic oil as a remedy for Krimi Danta (Dental Caries) " proceedings of 8th National Conference of the association of Shalaki(TAS) India. P. 48-40


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