Department of Community Dental Health

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof.S.L. Ekanayake

Cadre Chair in Community Dentistry



Official Address :

Department of Community Dental Health,
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

lilanie@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081 2397320


Personal Website :






Senior Professor and Cadre Chair in Community Dentistry

    BDS (Sri Lanka)
    Ph D (Lond)
  • Asst. Lecturer
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Sri Lanka Dental association
  • College of Community Dentistry
  • College of Stomatology
  • Presidential Research awards
    Member, Board of Study in Community Medicine, Dental Surgery, Academic Affairs, Accreditation and Examinations Committee-PGIM Colombo

    Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences-University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting Lecturer PGIM Colombo
  • Oral epidemiology, Social determinants of oral health, health inequalities
  • Perera R, Ekanayake L (2012) Oral impacts and their association with tooth loss in Sri Lankan adults. Community Dent Health 29:214-218.
  • Abeysekara P, Ekanayake L. (2012) By-passing local dental clinics for out-patient oral health care. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 42:10-17.
  • Perera R ,Ekanayake L. (2012) Distribution and correlates of Body Mass Index in elderly residents of the Colombo district. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka.17: 9-14.
  • Nanayakkara V, Renzaho A, Oldenburg B, Ekanayake L (2013) Ethnic and socio-economic disparities in oral health outcomes and quality of life among Sri Lankan preschoolers: a cross-sectional study. Int J Equity in Health 12:89
  • Nanayakkara V, Ekanayake L, Silva R (2014) Dietary intake of calcium, vitamins A and E and bleeding on probing in Sri Lankan preschoolers. Community Dent Health 31: 153-158.
  • Jayasinghe RM, Abeygunawardhana N, Jayasinghe RD, Ekanayake L. (2014)
  • Associations between dental fluorosis dental caries and periodontal status in 15 year old school children residing in a high fluoride area in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 44:24-306.
  • Kularatne S, Wijesinghe PR, Abeysinghe MRN, Karunaratne K, Ekanayake L. (2015) Burden of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in Sri Lanka: Deriving a reasonable measure for vaccine introduction decision making. Vaccine http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.093
  • Nanayakkara V Ekanayake L. (2015) Socio-behavioural correlates of early childhood caries in preschoolers from the Kegalle district. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 45:14-26.
  • Karunarathne D, Ekanayake L (2016) Areca chewing among Sri Lankan adolescents Community Dent Health 33: 39-43
  • Wellapuli N, Ekanayake L. (2016) Association between chronic periodontitis and oral health related quality of life in Sri Lankan adults. Int Dent J doi:10.1111/idj.12255
  • NanayakkaraV, Ekanayake L, Silva R. (2016) Association between low birth weight, nutrition status and early childhood caries in preschoolers. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 46:15-24