Department of
Basic Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof AKS Arambawatta

Deputy Proctor

Professor in Dental Anatomy

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


Professor in Dental Anatomy

  • Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS)
  • PhD - Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 1999.06.26-2006.04. 01 Lecturer Division of Dental Anatomy, Department of Basic Sciences
  • 2006.04.02-2012.12.20 Senior Lecturer GR II Division of Dental Anatomy Department of Basic Sciences
  • 2012.12.21 to date Senior Lecturer GR I Division of Dental Anatomy Department of Basic Sciences
  • 2016.02.16 to up to date Professor Division of Dental Anatomy Department of Basic Sciences
    Lucy de Abrew medal for the best student
    Dr. Ranjan Abeysinghe prize in the Dental Surgery for the best student
    Awards - Research Grants
    1. 2011 Peradeniya University Research Grants (A competitive grant) Grant No: RG/2011/19/D
    2. 2013Peradeniya University Research Grants (A competitive grant) Grant RG/AF 2013/17/D
    3. 2014 Peradeniya University Research Grants (A competitive grant) Grant (No:RG/2014/16/D
  • Head, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences since 2014/2015
  • Secretary-Faculty Research Committee 2011 to 2013
  • General secretary Dental Faculty Alumni Association 2013/ 2014, 2014/2014
  • Convener, Committee for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty of Dental Sciences 2014/2015
  • Senior Student Counselor 2007,2012,2015, 2016
  • Treasurer, Dental Faculty Teachers, association 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014,
  • Lecturer in MD Post Graduates ,MD OMF Surgery, MD Orthodontics and MD Restorative Dentistry
  • Morphometric Norms of the Craniofacial complex of Sri Lankans - University research grant (RG/2014/16/D)
  • Morphological variations of cemento-enamel junction
  • External root resorption in young premolar teeth
  • Non- Metric Dental Variation of Vedda population of Sri Lanka
  • Age related changes in Enamel, Dentine, Pulp and Cementum of the permanent premolars – A Morphometric study
  • In vitro analysis of oral health protective effects of traditional betel quid, herbal twig tooth brushes, herbal churnas and herbal mouth washes used by the ancient Sri Lankans
  • Estimation of sex and stature from hand and foot dimensions in a Sri Lankan
  • Chairperson, Scientific sessions Asia Pacific Dental congress 2010
  • Chairperson of the scientific session FDI/CDA/SLDA joint international conference and 80th anniversary annual scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association 2013
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Dental Association
  • Treasurer, Sri Lanka Dental Association (Kandy branch) 2008-2009
  • Council Member, Sri Lanka Dental Association (Kandy branch) 2007
  • General secretary Peradeniya Dental Faculty Alumni Association. 2013/2014, 2014/2015
  • Treasurer, Dental Faculty Teachers Association 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Arambawatta K., Peiris R., Ihalagedara D., Abeysundara A., Nanayakkara D. (2013) External root resorption of young premolar teeth in dentition with crowding”. World Journal of Dentistry; 4(4):224-227.

  • Arambawatta AKS, Peiris R., Nanayakkara CD (2012) Maxillary permanent second premolar with three roots and root canals - A case report Indian Journal of Dentistry 3: (1) 21-24.

  • H.R.D Peiris, A.K.S. Arambawatta, T.N. Hewapathirana, C.D. Nanayakkara, M. Chandrasekara, E. Wickramanayake. Nonmetric tooth crown traits in a Sri Lankan aboriginal Vedda population. Journal of Comparative Human Biology 62(2011) 466-477

  • Arambawatta AKS, Yamamoto T, Wakita M (2005). Immunohistochemical characterization of noncollagenous matrix molecules on the alveolar bone surface at the initial principal fiber attachment in rat molars. Ann Anat 187: 77-87

  • Yamamoto T, Domon T, Takahashi S, Arambawatta AKS, Wakita M (2004). Immunolocation of proteoglycans and bone-related noncollagenous glycoproteins in developing acellular cementum of rat molars. Cell Tissue Res 317: 299-312

  • Jayaweera J.A.A, Peiris H.R.D, Arambawatta A.K.S, Nanayakkara C.D. (2013) Non-Metric Dental Traits in an Aboriginal Vedda Population of Anuradhapura, North Central Province,Sri Lanka, Asian Art, Culture and Heritage; International Association for Asian Heritage, Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. pp. 79- 86.

  • Arambawatta A.K.S , Peiris R, Ihalagedera D, Nanayakkara D. Morphological variations of the cemento-enamel junction in young premolar teeth. Proceeding of Peradeniya University Research sessions -2010: 15: 217-219.

  • Angammana Peiris H..R.D. D.P.S.P, Banneheka B.M.H.S.K, Arambawatta A.K.S. Morphometric Analysis of mandibular and mental foramen in a contemporary Sri Lankan Population. Annual Scientific Sessions SLDA (Kandy Branch) 2016 pp 43

  • Jayaweera J.A.A., Peiris H.R.D., Arambawatta A.K.S., Nanayakkara C.D. (2013) Bilateral asymmetry in non-metric tooth crown traits in a Sri Lankan Aboriginal Vedda population of Anuradapura Peradeniya University Research sessions 2012 PP

  • Arambawatta A.K.S., Peiris H.R.D. (2012) Myths in relation to Oral Health. 1st ed, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (in Sinhala).