Dr. Tissa Hewavithana
Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Department of Dravyaguna
Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda institute
Kandy Road,
Yakkala 11870
Sri Lanka
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  • PhD (University of S'Jpura)
  • MSc (University os S'Jpura)
  • B.A.M.S.(University of Colombo)
Areas of Interests
  • Modification techniques to improve the Ayurveda and indigenous medicine
  • Standardization of Ayurveda and indigenous medicine.


Career Profile
  • Senior Lecturer(GWAI)2006 to date
  • Lecturer (GWAI)2000
  • Ayurveda medical officer(1992-2000.10)


Professional service
  • Ayurveda physician
  • Trained for Acupuncture & moxibuction in T.C.M. College Shanxi P.R. China
  • Patent holder for Spray dried Thriphala Quatha(pat.no.14433)
  • Member-Section A Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of science
  • Member of National Science Foundation NSF/STMS/10/1781
  • Member of Ayurveda formulary committee (2007-2010)
  • Member of Ayurveda pharmacopeia upgrading committee Department of Ayurveda
  • Examiner of Post Graduate Diploma of Ayurveda Hospital management GWAI
  • Member of the committee appointed to revise the Gazette notification No. 1600/15, 2009 05.05
  • Acadamic Warden 2011-2013
  • Student Counseller 2013-2015
  • HETC/QIG-Activity Co-Ordinator 2013-2015
  • Sports Co Ordinator 2014-2015
  • Member of Ayurveda Shastri (D A) examination board Department of Ayurveda 2014-2015


Publication and communication


1.Hewavithana, T., Ranaweera K K D S, Tissera M H A, Yapa P A J “Use of Physico-Chemical Properties, Chromatographic and Spectrophotometric Measurements in the Standardization of Sri Lankan Poly Herbal Formulation Maha Varthikava Watee”. International Journal of Research and pharmacy (IJRP), 2012;Vol 4 (3): pp 293-296

2.Hewavithana, T., Ranaweera K K D S, Tissera M H A, Yapa P A J “Physio- “Chemical Chromatographic and Spectrophotometric Measurements in tha Standardization of Seetharama Watee A Sri Lankan Herbo-Mineral Formulation”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPS), 2012; Vol 4 (4): pp175-178

3.Hewavithana, T., Ranaweera K K D S, Tissera M H A, Yapa P A J, Dayananda K ; & R “False positive detection in Aflatoxins in herbal preparations” Sri Lanka; & J ournal of Indigenous Medicine (SLJIM), accepted in June 2012

4.Hewavithana, T.,"Minerals and Opium content in Rasaushadha Mentioned in Vatika Prakaranaya"
1stInternational Conference on Unani,Ayurveda,Siddha and Traditional Medicine 2013 December in Institute of Indigenous Medicine

5.Hewavithana, T.,Tissera M.H.A.”Details of drugs in some widely used indigenous medicinal preparation”-Ayurveda Sameeksha Vol I Part-XII pp260-265 Ayurveda Educational bureau 2004

6.Hewavithana, T., Tissera M.H.A.”Study on detail of Varuna (Crataeva religiosa & Shigru(Moringa oleifera) in Ayurveda Drug for Ashmari(Urinary Calculi) Ayurveda Sameeksha Vol II Part-I pp286-292 Ayurveda Educational bureau 2005

7.Hewavithana, T., Ranaweera K.K.D.S.,Tissera M.H.A., Bamunuarachchi A., “Comparison of the Spray dried and the ethanol extracted forms of two selected decoctions” Ayurveda Sameeksha Vol II Part-III pp199-204 Ayurveda Educational bureau 2007

8.Hewavithana, T.,”Some Indigenous Medicinal Preparations widely used In Sri Lanka "- Ayurwave Dec 2002 pp5,6 Prashanthi publications Bangalore -India

9.Hewavithana, T., “Application of Modern Technologies in the Manufacture of Ayurvedic drugs-Spray drying & Ethanol extraction of two selected decoctions” M.Sc Thesis University of Sri Jayawardenapura 2006


1.Hewavithana, T.,Ranaweera K.K.D.S.Tissera M.H.A. Yapa P.A.J “Use of physical and Chemical properties as a tool in standardizing “Maha Varthikava Watee’’- An effective Sri Lankan poly herbal formulation. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 2011 802/A

2.Hewavithana,T., Ranaweera K.K.D.S.Tissera M.H.A. Yapa P.A.J “ Use of HPLC Fingerprints and UV Spectroscopy for Standardization of Herbal and Herbo-mineral Formulations with Special Reference to two Pills “ Seetharama & MahaVarthikava ” International symposium 2012 Bandaranayaka Ayurveda Research Institute Nawinna Maharagama

3.Hewavithana, T., Ranaweera, K.K.D.S.Tissera, M.H.A. Bamunuarachchi A. “Application of Spray drying and Ethanol extraction Technologies in manufacture of Triphala Kwatha.” Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science,2007,006(A)

4.Hewavithana, T.,Ranaweera K.K.D.S.Tissera M.H.A. Yapa P.A.J.”Possibility of using physical and chemical properties of standardization of “Seetharama Watee”-A popular SriLankan indigenous medicine” Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 2010,801/A

5.Hewavithana, T.,Ranaweera K.K.D.S.Tissera M.H.A. Yapa P.A.J “Use of Thin layer chromatographic fingerprints and UV spectrophotometry in the standardization of Seetharama watee an Authentic Sri Lankan Formulation”. International Symposium “Ayurveda Expo - 2011” BMICH Colombo 7

6.Ekala Mekala Ayurveda Osuvala Pramitiye Venasak (Sinhala) Weekly Sinhala Science Magazine “Vidhusara” 25; 07:15th February 2012

7.Hewavithana, T., Bamunuarachchi, A., Ranaweera, K. K.D. S.,Tissera, M. H. A., “Usage of the spray drying Technique as a development method for quatha (An Ayurveda preparation)”Pandith G P Wickramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium 2012 November BMICH

8.Gunaratna,T.A.N.R.,Jayasingha,J.M.P.R.K.,Hewavithana,T.,Weerasooriya,W.M.B., and Jayakody, J.T.R.,"Current status of Provincial Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Industry in Sri Lanka",International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approches-2015,jCMA Proceedings, 11th -12th September 2015,FGS,University of Sri Jayawardenepura


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