Specific objectives:

  • Establish linkages and collaborations with the local, national and international stakeholders
  • Facilitate M.Phil/PhD projects by providing research grants on a competitive basis with necessary intellectual and infrastructure support

Person in Charge: Dr. Jithangi Wanigasinghe

Lead Persons:

Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe

Dr. Jithangi Wanigasinghe

Sustainability Plans:

Local and international collaborative links established would enable development of research projects to attract funding through both local and international funding bodies, which would help to sustain the programs in place.



A group photograph of the cohort study team in the presence of the Dean, Prof. Jennifer Perera and Prof. Padmini Ranasinghe who shared her experience on cohort studies as the Director, Hospitalist Education Programs, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA.


Dr. Delan Devakumar, Senior Research Fellow, University College, London, United Kingdom.



Professor. Barbara Gastel, University of Texas A&M, USA