Dr. Anil Goonatilleke Received CVCD Excellence Award

Dr. Anil Goonatilleke
Dr. Anil Goonatilleke, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura received CVCD Excellence Awards – 2014 as the most outstanding.

Dr. Anil Goonetilleke received his primary education at Royal College Colombo and entered the Faculty of Medicine Colombo for his university education. He further specialized in general medicine receiving his MD in medicine from University of Colombo in 1989.

Further training was done for two years at the Sheffield and Rotherham Hospitals UK where he obtained the membership of the Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom. On return to Sri Lanka he joined the Department of Pharmacology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura where he was the founder senior lecturer and was instrumental in developing the pharmacology department of this University.

He also was responsible for the JICA fund which equipped the pharmacology department to international levels. His interest was to develop local manufacture of quality pharmaceuticals for Sri Lanka. The first and the only slow released product was developed by him in a successful PhD program while he was a director of state pharmaceuticals manufacturing cooperation in 2002.

Inhaled products for asthma were successfully developed by him in collaboration with Engineer Janaka Mangala of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa. These products are today the number one inhaled asthma care products in Sri Lanka with exports to many countries including India.


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