Joined the Department in 2006 as a Lecturer (Probationary) and proceeded to the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in September 2007. Awarded with the PhD in Plant Molecular Phylogenetics and Taxonomy. Returned to the Department in 2011 as the first trained bryophyte systematist of Sri Lanka. Initiated research on taxonomy, biogeography and molecular phylogenetics of Sri Lankan bryophytes. Teaching expands in the fields of plant diversity, phytogeography, evolution and diversity of cryptogrammic plants, angiosperm morphology and anatomy and analytical methods in molecular biological sciences.
Senior Treasurer, Botanical Society, University of Peradeniya