Professor Chrishantha Abeysena

MBBS(C’bo), MSc Community Medicine (C’bo), MD Community Medicine (C’bo), PgDipStat (J’pura), BA Christian Studies (Rome), MA Buddhist Studies (Kelaniya), MA International Relations (C’bo)

Professor – Department of Public Health, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.


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Research Interests

Reproductive Health, Non-communicable diseases, Health care quality & Patients safety


Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Community Medicine

Professor Chrishantha Abeysena graduated from the University of Colombo in 1992 and received his MSc and MD in Community Medicine from the University of Colombo. He undertook his post doctoral training at the Monash University, Australia, gaining experience in Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Service Management. He worked in the Ministry of Health until the end of 1996 and then joined the University of Kelaniya. Currently he is the Deputy Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is the site Coordinator of the South Asian Cochrane Centre & Network in Sri Lanka.