Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Faculty Sub Committees

    Terms of Reference
    Undergraduate Division of Faculty of Dental Sciences (UGD-FDS)

      The Undergraduate Division (UGD) of the Faculty of Dental Sciences is responsible for implementation, conducting and monitoring of the undergraduate study program of FDS under the directives of the Dean of the Faculty and guidelines established by the Board of the Faculty of Dental Sciences.
  • Two Coordinators representing different phases of the study program
  • Chairperson/Curriculum Committee (CCom)
  • Chairperson/Faculty Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC)
  • Director/ Unit for Development of Dental Education (UDDE)
  • Coordinator/ Students’ Welfare and Advisory Committee
  • Academic Coordinator/ Examination Division
  • Coordinator/ Faculty English Language Teaching Unit (FELTU)
  • Four (04) elected members among academic staff of FDS

  • Invited members:
    The committee of the UGD shall decide to invite any person/s to attend its meetings if the contribution of such person/s may advance its objectives. However such members shall be of non-voting capacity.
    Prof A Tilakaratne - Co-ordiantor
    Prof AKS Arambawatta - Co-ordinator
    Prof JAMS Jayatilake
    Prof BGTL Nandasena
    Dr MCN Fonseka
    Dr PVKS Hettiarachchi
    Dr WBMCRD Weerasekera
    Dr BMHSK Banneheka - Co-ordinator/SWAC
    Prof RW Pallegama - Co-ordinator/Curriculum Committee
    Prof AM Attygalla - Director/UDDE
    Prof RW Pallegama - Academic Co-ordinator/Examination Division
    Prof AM Attygalla - Chairman
    Prof BSMS Siriwardena - Secretary
    Prof HRD Peiris
    Dr VSN Vithanarachchi
    Dr IP Thilakumara
    Dr EMUCK Herath
    Prof AM Attygalla - Director/UDDE
    Prof JAMS Jayatilake - Chairman/ FRC
    Dr MCN Fonseka - Co-ordinator
    Prof EAPD Amaratunga
    Prof RD Jayasinghe
    Prof WM Tilakaratne
    Dr WMPSK Wijekoon
    Dr V Vijayakumaran
    Dr. V.S.N.Vithanarachchi - Co-ordinator
    Dr. D Leuke Bandara - Deputy Co-ordinator
    Prof AM Attygalla - Chairman
    Dr D Leuke Bandara - Secretary
    Prof RW Pallegama - Co-ordinator/ Curriculum Committee
    Prof AKS Arambawatta - Co-ordinator/ Undergraduate Division
    VACANT - Academic Co-ordinator/ Exam. Division
    Prof HRD Peiris - Chairman/ Quality Assurance Cell
    Dr NSS Jayasuriya - Director/ DELU
    Prof RW Pallegama - Academic Co-ordinator
    Assistant Registrar - Administration Co-rdinator


      Quality assurance cell of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya was established with the guidance of the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya in 2016 according to the guidelines given by the QAAC of UGC. However, Faculty Quality Assurance activities were started in 2014 appointing a committee by the Faculty Board, Faculty of Dental Sciences according to the recommendations made by the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya. The main functions of the FQAC are;
    • Liaise with Faculty Board of Dental Sciences appointed Sub-Committees and coordinate all Quality Assurance (QA) related activities within the Faculty.
    • Liaise with Unit for Development of Dental Education (UDDE) and Curriculum Development Committee to implement teacher, student, peer, evaluations and tracer studies to assure quality of education and analyze the data and provide recommendations.
    • Plan and implement quality assurance related training/capacity development workshops for the Faculty staff and students.
    • Plan and organize activities related to Institutional Review and Programme Review
    • Support to identify existing gaps and implement guidelines and policies in the teaching, learning and assessment process
    • Liaise with the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) of University of Peradeniya and Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) of Sri Lanka on the implementation of the QA Framework
      a. Liaise with the Director, Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) of the University to coordinate university level Quality Assurance (QA) activities.
      b. Organize Faculty level QA Meeting on two months basis.
      c. Attend to specific issues as recommended by the University Quality Assurance Management Committee from time to time.
      d. Monitor the collation and analysis of Faculty level QA data such as peer review forms and student feedback forms.
      e. Coordinate with other related committees and units within the Faculty on matters related to QA activities.
      f. Prepare the Faculty for programme reviews conducted by the QAC and implementation of their recommendations.
      g. Submit recommendations to uplift the status of the faculty based on the stakeholder feedbacks, public surveys, statistics and other information.
      h. Providing information requested by the IQAU in order to operate its activities efficiently and effectively.
      i. Cooperate with the IQAU in reviewing and monitoring the quality of academic programmes, research and services provided by the faculties.
      j. Maintenance of records pertaining to finance at the faculty level.
    Prof HRD Peiris - Chairman
    Dr JAVP Jayasinghe - Dean
    Prof A Tilakaratne
    Prof CD Nanayakkara
    Prof BSMS Siriwardena
    Prof PS Rajapaksa
    Prof RW Pallegama
    Prof RD Jayasinghe
    Dr PSK Nanayakkara
    Dr V Vijayakumaran
    Dr KSND Gunawardhana

    All Heads of Departments
    Head/Basic Sciences
    Head/Community Dental Health
    Head/Oral Medicine & Periodontology
    Head/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Head/Oral Pathology
    Head/Prosthetic Dentistry
    Head/ Restorative Dentistry
    Director/UDDE
    Assistant Registrar


    Internal Quality Assurance Unit
    University of Peradeniy
    Prof JAMS Jayathilake - Chairman
    Prof SL Ekanayake
    Prof WM Tilakaratne
    Prof CD Nanayakkara
    Prof RD Jayasinghe

    Outside members
    Prof NAdeS Amaratunga
    Prof MAM Sitheeque

    All Heads of Departments
    Head/Basic Sciences
    Head/Community Dental Health –Secretary
    Head/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Head/Oral Pathology
    Head/Prosthetic Dentistry
    Head/ Restorative Dentistry
    Co-ordinator /Postgraduate division(Ex-off)
    Prof BMHSK Banneheka - Co-ordinator
    Prof JAMS Jayatilake - Deputy Proctor
    Prof BSMS Siriwardena - Snr.Treasurer/DFSU
    Dr WMPSK Wijekoon

    Senior Student Counsellors
    Dr MP Paranagama
    Dr NSS Jayasuriya
    Dr RMSHB Medawela
    Dr PM Peiris
    Dr HMTDK Herath
    Two Student Representatives
    Dean & Heads of Departments - Dean/Chairman
    Dr WMPSK Wijekoon - Co-ordinator
    Dr PSK Nanayakkara
    Dr MCN Fonseka - (Maintenance)
    Dr PVKS Hettiarachchi
    Dr V Vijayakumaran
    Prof GJ Panagoda - (Safety)
    Prof BGTL Nandasena

    All Heads of Departments
    Prof JAMS Jayathilake - Faculty Co-ordinator
    Ms D Senanayake - ELTU Co-ordinator
    Dr D LeukeBandara
    Dr KSND Gunawardhana
    Dr. NSS Jayasuriya - Director
    Prof JAMS Jayatilake
    Dr MP Paranagama
    Dr PVKS Hettiarachchi
    Dr EMUCK Herath
    Dr G Edirisinghe
    Dr D LeukeBandara
    Dr RM Jayasinghe
    Dr DI Amarathunga
    Dr HSK Ratnatilake
    Librarian/ Dental Library
    Ms Nirmala Jayawardena
    Mr Dhammika Ihalagedar
    Mr vinod Viduranga
    Dr VSN Vithanarachchi - Co-ordinator
    Dr WMPSK Wijekoon
    Dr MCN Fonseka
    Dr RMGSK Rasnayake
    Dr PM Peiris
    Dr MP Paragama
    Dr GK Edirisinghe
    Ms Nirmala Jayawardena
    Ms Kanthi Manathunga
    Mr Aravinda Herath
    Mr Anura Gamage
    Dr IP Thilakumara - Director/DATS
    Dean
    Heads of Departments - Restorative/Prosthetics/Oral &Maxilofacial Surgery & Basic Sciences or Nominee
    Heads of Divisions - Paedodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontology, Oral Medicine & Microbiology or Nominee
    Matron
    Senior Technical Officer - Appointed by the Faculty Board Directors Dental Services or Nominees from three Armed Forces
    Nominee - From the Ministry of Health
    Dr BMSHK Banneheka - Chairman
    Dr RM Jayasinghe - Secretary
    Prof SL Ekanayake
    Prof A Tilakaratne
    Prof AKS Arambawatta
    Prof RW Pallegama
    Dr PVKS Hettiarachchi
    Dr MP Paranagama
    Dr D Leuke Bandara
    Dr WBMCRD Weerasekera
    Prof AM Attygalla - Coordinator – Postgraduate Div.
    Prof JAMS Jayatilake - Chairman /FRC
    Prof MAM Sitheeque - Outside Member
    Dr D Herath - Outside Member
    Mr ANM Salgado - Outside Member
    Dr MCN Fonseka - Restorative (Co-ordinator)
    Prof KA Wettasinghe - Restorative
    Prof A Tilakaratne - Periodontology
    Prof AM Attygalla - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Dr EMUCK Herath - Paedodontics
    Prof RD Jayasinghe - Oral Medicine/Radiology
    Dr IP Thilakumara - Prosthetics
    Dr VSN Vithanarachchi - Orthodontics
    Dr PVKS Hettiarachchi
    Dr RMSHB Medawela
    Prof RD Jayasinghe
    Dean
    Assistant Registrar
    Senior Assistant Bursar
    Heads of Departments
    Prof A Tilakaratne - (co-ordinator)
    Dean
    Prof KM Wijerathne
    Prof AM Attygalla
    Dr VSN Vithanaarachchi
    Dr EMUCK Herath
    Dr MCN Fonseka
    Dr RM Jayasinghe
    Dr D LeukeBandara
    Head - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Coordinator
    Dr PSK Nanayakkara
    Prof AM Attygalla
    Dr Manjula Peiris
    Deputy Director Dental Hospital
    Prof V Pinto - Head/Anaesthesiology (Invitee)
    Prof RW Pallegama - Co-ordinator
    Prof HRD Peiris - (Co-ordinato –Semester 1& 2 )
    Prof HNS Soysa - (Co-ordinator Semester 3)
    Prof JAMS Jayathilake - (Co-ordinator Semester 4)
    Dr MCN Fonseka - (Co-ordinator Semester 5)
    Dr NSS Jayasuriya - (Co-ordinator Semester 6)
    Dr VSN Vithanarachchi - (Co-ordinator Semester 7)
    Dr WMPSK Wijekoon - (Co-ordinator Semester 8)
    Prof A Tilakaratne - (Co-ordinator Semester 9)
    Prof AM Attygalla - (Co-ordinator Semester 10)
    Prof AKS Arambawatta - Co-ordinator / Undergraduate Unit
    Prof KSN Ariyasinghe -(Academic Co-ordinator Exam. Unit)
    Prof SL Ekanayake
    Prof. BSMS Siriwardena
    Dr. KGKD Kapugama
    Prof. AM Attygalla Director / UDDE
    Dr. IP Thilakumara
    Dr. EMUCK Herath
    Prof. BMHSK Banneheka
    Dr. GK Edirisinghe

  • Curriculum Development Policy and Key Guidelines of the Faculty of Dental Sciences
    Dean
    Clinical Coordinators (Dr VSN Vithanaarachchi & Dr D LeukeBandara)
    Dr PSK Nanayakkara
    Dr V Vijayakumaran
    Prof EAPD Amaratunga
    Prof RD Jayasinghe
    Prof AKS Arambawatta
    Dr HSK Ratnatilake
    Deputy Director or a Nominee
    Matron
    Dr HMTDK Herath - Co-ordinator
    Dr MP Paranagama
    Prof A Tilakaratne
    Prof EAPD Amaratunga
    Dr V Vijayakumaran
    Dr KSND Gunawardhana
    Dr EMUCK Herath
    All Senior Student counselors
    Dr PSK Nanayakkara (Convenor)
    Prof BMHSK Banneheka - Convenor, SWAC
    Mr A Gamage – Telephone Operator
    Mr W Jayathilake – Technical Officer
    Mr L Jayathilake – President/ DFSU
    Dr SAR Madduma Bandara - Dental Surgeon
    Mr KMR Wimalarathna - Radiographer
    Ms MNK Dias - Nursing Officer