Department of
Basic Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr. N.S. Piyarathne

Lecturer in Biochemistry



Official Address :

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


Email :

piyarathnenadisha@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-081-2397231


Personal Website :






Lecturer in Biochemistry

  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) with first class Honors
  • Certificate course in Gene Technology-2008 GENETECH Colombo 8 (passed with Distinction)
    Temporary Assistant Lecturer – Department of Basic Sciences; Faculty of Dental Sciences; University of Peradeniya from 2015 January to May 2016.
    General convocation 2016
  • Prof M A B BritoMuthunayagam gold medal.
  • DrRanjan Abesinghe prize for Dental Surgery.
  • Prof LakshmanSamaranayake award for excellence in oral medicine and oral pathology.
  • Gold medal for excellence in Restorative Dentistry.
  • Gold medal for the Best Student of year 2014 by SLDA (Sri Lanka Dental Association)
  • Sri Lanka Dental Association – Best student of the year (2014)
  • Commendable Oral Pathology Project presented at 20th oral pathology open day (2014) University of Peradeniya

  • Memberships
  • Life member of Sri Lanka Dental Association(SLDA)
  • Life member of PDFTA (peradeniya dental faculty teachers association)
  • Conducted lectures for the Dental Surgery assistants (2015): Dental Auxilliary Training School , University of Peradeniya
  • Participated in the student exchange program (two weeks residential program) Niigata University, Japan : 2012
  • Resource person for the workshops on DENTMOODLE for Dental Students(2015)
  • Resource person for the lecture series on head and neck cancer for school children organized by the CROC (center for research in oral cancer) 2015
    Oral presentation
  • Comparative Analysis of the Antioxidant Potential of Contemporary And Traditional Betel Quids Used In Sri Lanka. N S Piyarathne, M P Paranagama, A Nawarathne.iPURSE (university of Peradeniya international research session) 2016- Sri Lanka

  • Abstracts
  • Metric And Non-Metric Characteristics Of Femur In A Contemporary Sri Lankan Population’. H.M.R.W. Angammana*,H. R. D. Peiris, Y.M.T.Y. Wijeratne, K.M.T.R. Seneviratne, P.P.K. Wickramaratne, , K.P. Mallikaratne, N.S. Piyaratne, S. Mendis, B.M.H.S.K. Bannehaka, A.K.S. Arambawatta, J.A.C.K. Jayawardena, C.D. Nanayakkara. iPURSE- 2015-Sri Lanak
  • Morphometric Assessment Of Cranio Fascial Complex Of A Group Of Sinhalese In Sri Lanka. Arambewatta AKS,Nandasena BGTL, Peris HRD, Angammana HMRW, Parangama MP, Banneheka BMHSK, Mannapperuma MMANT, Piyarathne N, Ihalagedara DD, Abesundara RGAP, Rupasinghe SD, Pilapitiya M, Ganghadar MGB, Dissanayake DDMLB, Rajanayaka RMNTK, Aluwihare WMRSP, Nanayakkara CD. iPURSE 2016- Sri lanka
  • Poster presentation
  • A Preliminary Study On The Antimicrobial Activity Of Traditional And Contemporary Betel Quids Used In Sri Lanka.. Paranagama MP, Nandasena BGTL, Piyarathne NS, Senanayake MRDM, Weerasekera SHK, Jayathilaka JAMS. iPURSE 2016- Sri Lanka
  • Antioxidant Activity Of The Herbal Ingredients In Traditional Betel Quid. Paranagama MP, Nandasena BGTL, Piyarathne NS, Ganghadara B, Rajanayake N, Rathnakumara A, Banneheka BMHSK, Jayawardana JACK,Ariyasinghe A, Peiris HRD, Nanayakkara D, Pallegama RW, Arambewatta AKS, Angammana R, Nawarathne A, Gunathilaka S, Sivakanesan R, Wanigasekera WMAP, Weihena SJ, Abyrathne BGSJ, Paranagama PA. iPURSE 2016-Sri Lanka
  • Computer Usage And Attitudes Towards E Learning Among Dental Students In Sri Lanka’ R. Angammana, N. Piyarathne, S.Mendis, C. Jayawardana EDULEARN 2015 proceedings (Barcelona - Spain)
  • Full paper
  • Computer Usage And Attitudes Towards E Learning Among Dental Students In Sri Lanka’ R. Angammana, N. Piyarathne, S.Mendis, C. Jayawardana EDULEARN 2015 (Barcelona - Spain)