Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof. Aruni Tilakaratne

Professor in Periodontology



Official Address :

Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

aruniti@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081-2397450


Personal Website :






Professor in Periodontology, Department of Oral Medicine & Periodontology

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) - 1999
    Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) – 1991
    Diploma in Counseling (Dip. Coun.) -2002
    Assistant Lecturer (Temporary) in Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From April 1991 to June 1991
    House Officer, Dental Institute - Colombo, Sri Lanka. From 18th June 1991 to 18th March 1992 Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya Since January 2014
    Lecturer in Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From 19th March 1992 to 30th April 1999
    Senior Lecturer (grade II) – Division of Peridontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From 1st May 1999 to 30th April 2004
    Clinical Lecturer and Visiting Researcher at Guy’s King’s St Thomas’ Dental Institute, University of London, United Kingdom. From September 2005-August 2006
    Senior Lecturer (grade I) – Division of Peridontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From 1st May 2004 to 18th March 2008
    Professor - Division of Peridontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From 19th March 2008 to date
  • President’s Research Awards –1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Best Research Presentation and Commendable Research Presentation at University Research Sessions in 2000 & 2003
  • "Most Outstanding Student Award" [Diploma in counseling-2002], SLFI Colombo

    Clinical Lecturer and Visiting Researcher in the Dept of Periodontology, Guy’s, King’s St Thomas’ Dental Institute, University of London, United Kingdom, 2005-2006
    ‘External Examiner’ at Penang Dental College – Malaysia, September 2011
    Council Member/National Research Council of Sri Lanka, first appointed in 2005
    Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Experimental Dental Sciences (IJEDS)- From 2012
    Member in the Expert Panel to draw-up National Policy Implications on ‘Oral Health is General Health’ initiated in February 2016
    Secretary/Board of Study in Dental Surgery/PGIM, University of Colombo- From 2015
    Member/Specialty Board in Restorative Dentistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo from 2010
    Coordinator/Division for Postgraduate Studies in Faculty of Dental Sciences-From 2015
    Member in Faculty Research Committee, Ethics Review Committee, Curriculum Committee
    Visiting Lecturer for Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Epidemiological and Cell Culture Laboratory Research on “Hormone Modulation and Metabolism in the Peirodontium”
    Clinical Research on Pregnancy & Periodontal Disease; Systemic Diseases & Periodontal Disease related research
    Member, Board of Study, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo (from 2007 to date)
    ‘Guest of Honour’ at the Graduation Ceremony of Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, India - September 2015
    Reviewer of Research Proposals/Reports – National Research Council, Sri Lanka; Faculty of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    Proposal Writer - for UDG (University Development Grants) of the HETC (Higher Education for the Twenty First Century) project of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. 2011/2012.
    Resource person for MD and Diploma courses in Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo (from 2004 to date)
    Examiner in Diploma and MD Examinations - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo (from 2006 to date)
  • Tilakaratne A, Perera WKL, Jayasinghe JAVP. Comparison of effectiveness of two designs of inter-dental toothbrushes (IDTBs) in removing dental plaque. Submitted to the International Journal of Experimental Dental Sciences (IJEDS) – July 2016

  • Siriwardena BSMS, Tilakaratne A, Tilakaratne WM. A comparative study of oral squamous cell carcinoma in the young and the old in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Dental Journal; 45: (2).

  • Tilakaratne A, Perera WKL, Amaratunga EAAP, Sivakanesan R (2016). Effects of periodontal disease and periodontal treatment on the lipid profile: A Sri Lankan study. International Journal of Experimental Dental Sciences (IJEDS) July-December 2016.; 5 (2):1-6

  • Malwatta US, Jayasinghe JAVP, Tilakaratne A. Nonsurgical approach in periodontal therapy for a patient with metabolic syndrome: A Case Report. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Experimental Dental Sciences (IJEDS), January-June 2016; 5 (1); 1-5

  • Tilakaratne A and Soory M (2015). An osteoblastic inflammatory redox model using TNF-, glucose and glucose-oxidized low-density lipoprotein; Targets for minocycline. Clinical Immunology, Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs. June 2015; 2 (1): 43-51.

  • Jayatilake JAMS, Bogoda BABM, Kularatne JB, Senanayake MDSM, Tilakaratne A (2014). Prevalence of Staphylococci and Candida in the periodontal pockets and oral cavity of patients with chronic periodontitis. Poster presentation; Abstract published in the abstract book of iPURSE (International meeting of Peradeniya University Research Sessions) – July 2014.

  • Illeperuma RP, Siriwardena S, Jayathikale D, Pitakotuwage N, Kumarasiri R, Attygalla M, Peiris R, Tilakaratne A, Tilakaratne WM (2014). Analysis of oral cancer cases of Sri Lanka for 13 years. International Association of Oral Pathologists (May 2014) held in Istanbul, Turkey. pp-221

  • Tilakaratne A and Soory M (2013). Modulation of C-Reactive protein and oxidized LDL by Minocycline in osteoblasts. British Society for Oral and Dental Research (September 9-11, 2013) held in Bath, England

  • Bogoda BABM, Kularatne JB, Perera WMMS, Perera WKL and Tilakaratne A (2013). Effectiveness of adjunctive oral gels and mouth rinses commercially available in Sri Lanka in controlling plaque and gingival inflammation. Accepted for presentation at the FDI-SLDA Joint International Conference in Colombo- 2013

  • Bogoda BABM, Perera WKL, Tilakaratne A (2012). Assessment of patients’ knowledge and awareness of the association between systemic diseases/ risk factors and periodontal disease. Presented at 80th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association in Colombo, 30th June-1st July 2012, Research Paper: Page 24 in the abstract book