Department of
Basic Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof BMHSK Bannehaka

Professor in Anatomy



Official Address :

Department of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

bmhsk@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081-2397225


Personal Website :






Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in Anatomy, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya

  • PhD – Niigata University, Japan
  • BDS- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1997)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer - 1998.07.22- 1999.12.31
  • Lecturer(Probationary)-2000.07.09- 2007.03.27
  • Senior Lecturer(Grade II) - 2007.03.28- 2013.03.27
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) -2013.03.28- Up-to-date
  • Life Member of Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA)
  • Life Member of College of Dentistry and Stomatology, Sri Lanka
  • Founder Member of Anatomical society of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Royal College Doctors’ Association
  • Acting Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • Chairman, Arts Council, University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting lecturer & Examiner at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
  • Human Gross Anatomy and morphogenesis
  • Anatomical variations
  • Medical/ Health Education
  • Joint Secretary – College of Dentistry & Stomatology in Sri Lanka 2015/16, 2016/17
  • President- Federation of Peradeniya University Teachers’ Associations 2014/15, 2015/16
  • General Secretary - Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) - 2016
  • Senior treasurer – Buddhist brotherhood Association, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2007-2016)
  • Senior treasurer – Newman society, University of Peradeniya (since 2011)
  • Council Member – Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya (2016/17)
  • Chairman/ Convenor – Student Welfare and Advisory Committee, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya (Since 2015)
  • Member – Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Dental Sciences (since 2015)
  • Convenor – Committee to establish an audio-visual unit in the University of Peradeniya (since 2015)
  • Member – Editorial board, Bulletin of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
  • Member – Editorial board, Sri Lanka Dental Journal
  • Editor-in-chief –“Vedasara” Health Education Journal
  • Member – Editorial board, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

    Books/ebooks

  • Shyama Banneheka
    Morphological study of ansa cervicalis and the phrenic nerve Anatomical Science International 2008; 83: 31-44
  • Shyama Banneheka
    Anatomy of the Ansa cervicalis Anatomical Science International 2008; 83: 61-67
  • Shyama Banneheka, KounosukeTokita and Katsuji Kumaki Nerve fiber analysis of ansa cervicalis – vagus communications Anatomical Science International 2008; 83: 145-151
  • S. Sekiya, K. Tokita, Shyama K. Banneheka, R. Suzuki, M. Miyawaki, S. Chiba, K. Kumaki Re-examination of the communicating branch between the Sural and Tibial nerves. Acta Anatomica Nipponica 2006; 81: 83-88
  • Shyama Banneheka, S. Chiba, M. Fukazawa, K. Tokita, R. Suzuki, M. Miyawaki and Katsuji Kumaki Middle thymothyroid artery arising from the common carotid artery; case report of a rare variation Anatomical Science International 2010; 85: 241-244
  • Takamitsu Arakawa, Toshio Terashima, Shyama Banneheka, Kounosuke Tokita, Mikinori Fukazawa, Ryo Suzuki, Makoto Miyawaki, Shoji Chiba, Katsuji Kumaki, and Akinori Miki Nerve communication between the glossopharyngeal nerve, external carotid plexus and the superficial cervical ansa- A human autopsy case Anatomical Science International 2008; 83: 112-119
  • Jayawardena CK, Hewapathirana TN, Banneheka S, Ariyasinghe S, Ihalagedara D. Association of learning approaches with academic performance of Sri Lankan first-year dental students. Teaching & Learning in Medicine. 2013; 25(4):334-41.

  • Ishanka Weerasekara,Shyama Banneheka Awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries among School Athletes International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 2013; 3, (3)
  • TD Dissanayaka, S Banneheka Awareness in Physiotherapy among High School Students International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 2014; 4 (07)
  • R.D. Jayasinghe, M.S.M. Kularatne, B.M.H.S.K. Banneheka Survey on occupation related health injuries among dental surgeons in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 2012; 42 (01-02): 27-35
  • SR Gunawardena, HMRW Angammana, NN Palanage, BMHSK Banneheka, MCN Fonseka, JM Yayasundara Bandara Oral health status and treatment needs among institutionalized children in central province- Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Dental Journal 2015; 45(3): 85-93
  • Weerasekara RMIM, Banneheka BMHSK, Sivananthawerl T, Fahim ACM Awareness among School Athletes about “The Handling and Transferring Techniques of a Suspected Spinal Cord Injured Athlete”. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation 2016; 3: 217