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Ms. Chandrika Dasanayake

Coordinator | School of Nursing

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | School of Nursing

Career Summary

Mrs. Chandrika Dasanayake has 31 years of experience in the field of nursing.

-          Mrs. Dasanayake has five (5) years experience as the Head- School of Nursing, SLIIT

-          Five (5) years of experience working as the Principal of the School of Nursing at South Asian Institute of Tecnology & Medicine. During the same period she has done academic as well as managerial duties to enhance nursing programme at SAITM and clinical supervision of nursing students in Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, Malabe. Mrs. Dasanayake coordinated the gap filling programme for private sector nurses who was working in Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, Malabe for preparing them to the nursing examination conducted by NAITA.

-          6 months of experience as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya. She has taught taught fundamentals of nursing and obstetric Nursing modules for nursing students

-          3 years of experience as a nursing instructor at National Institute of Health & Social Studies in Seychelles. In Sheychelles, she has conducted lectures in Principles and practice of nursing and surgical nursing. During the same period, she has done clinical supervision of nursing students in Victoria Hospital, Mahe, Seychelles.

-          2 years of experience as a School of Nursing at Kandana. She has taught Fundamentals of Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing and sociology for nursing students. At the same time, she has done clinical supervision of nursing students at Teaching Hospital, Ragama.

-          12 years of experience as a Nursing officer in General hospital, Kandy having experience as a theatre nurse in Eye, ENT, Orthopaedic  Gynecological, obstetric theatres and in orthopaedic unit.






  • Reading for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) leading to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
  • Master of Arts (Education) in Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • B.Sc. (Nursing) at Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) - Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council of the University Grant Commission (UGC).
  • Certificate in Midwifery-Six months full time  (Registered Midwife) at School of Nursing, Kandy
  • Diploma in Teaching & Supervision (Nursing Education) – One-year, full time
  • Certificate in Orthopedic Nursing (3 months full time) in General Hospital, Kandy
  • Diploma in Nursing at the School of Nursing (Under the Ministry of Health)
  • Certificate of Assessor Training of Nurse Assistant at NVQ Level 4.


  • Certificate of appreciation for developing National Competency Standards and Assessment Resources for NVQ level 5 & 6 Higher National Diploma in Nursing by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) – 19th May, 2017

  • Certificate of appreciation of the contribution of the National Skill Competition for nurse assistants by preparing examination papers and working as an assessor in 2014.

  • Awarded with the license to conduct assessments in National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in the occupations of Nurse assistants in 2010.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Nursing and Nursing Education


  • Registered Nurse at the Sri Lanka Nursing Council
  • Registered Nurse at Nurses and Midwifery Council in Seychelles
  • Registered Midwife at Sri Lanka Medical College Council
  • Member of Sri Lanka Nurses Asociation (SLNA)
  • Registered Assessor of Nurse Assistant (NVQ Level 4) programme at Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission
  • Member of curriculum development team of nurse assistants and care givers at National Apprentice Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) and Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC).

Ongoing Research

  • prevalence and associated factors for PIVC related complications among patients in Sri Lanka. The present study also focuses on the prevalence rate of related complications and associated factors, experience of patients and perception of nurses on current practices of PIVC.
  • Evaluation of the dietary habits and physical activity level among undergraduate students of Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology 

My Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings


  • Damsinghe, S.; Dasanayake, C. D. K.; Weerasekara, W. S. M. S. S.; Chandralatha, S. P. R.; Perera, K. A. A.; Priyanthi, S. M. M.; De Silva, G. L. W. I. A.; Gunathilaka, E. M. D. D.; Samarathunga, S.; Jayasundara, R.; Janz, M.;  " National Competency Standards and Assessment Resources for NVQ level 5 & 6 Higher National Diploma in Nursing." Colombo,  Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, Narahenpita.,  2014,  Edition 1st Edition,    

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