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Ms. Hiranga Wijedasa

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | Department of Nursing

Career Summary

Hiranga Wijedasa is a permanent lecturer attached to school of nursing, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka. She is also the Coordinator of B,Sc. (hons) in Nursing (International) degree programme awarded by Liverpool John Moores University, UK . She has nine years of teaching experience as a teacher in higher education for diploma, higher diploma, B.Sc. in Nursing degree programmes as well as in-service educational programmes for both state and non-state sector staff nurses. Before joining SLIIT in 2019, she had worked as a permanent lecturer at South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) for more than six years.


  • Master of Nursing Education (Kaatsu International University, Sri Lanka) 2020
  • Master of Science in Food & Nutrition (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka) 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) University of Sri Jayewardenepura) 2011
  • Certificate in teaching in Higher Education upon completion of Staff developmental Programme for academics, organized by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) under the auspices of Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. 2014


Best presenter award of the Nursing Track in the SLIIT International Conference on Advancements in Science and Humanities 2020

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Nutritional Science


  • Sri Lanka Nursing Council
  • Member of Graduate Nurses Foundation, Sri Lanka
  • Member of Nutrition Society

Ongoing Research

  • Association Between Level of Physical Activity and Mental Health Status Among Undergraduate Students of Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, SLIIT

  • Unusual presentations of tuberculosis during treatment for blood cancers
  • Factors associated with self-administration of insulin among adult diabetes patients in National hospital Sri Lanka

  • The effectiveness of the ketogenic diet compared to intermittent fasting in reducing weight in adult people with obesity

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Wjedasa P.H.S.   Level of knowledge, practice and attitudes of taking anthropometric measurements for nutritional assessments among nursing staff nurses working in Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching hospital, Malabe  in SLIIT International Conference on Advancements in Science & Humanities 2020,  year 2021,  SLIIT,  pp.316-322,      26th March 2021,  
  • Gangabadarachchi D.M., Wijedasa P.H.S.   A Systematic Review on the effect of music therapy on post-operative pain in adult patients  in SLIIT International Conference on Advancement in Science & Humanities 2021,  year 2021,  Malabe,  pp.555-565,      Gangabadarachchi D.M., Wijedasa P.H.S.,  
  • Hiranga Wijedasa   Perceived Stress Level and Associated Factors among Allied Health Science Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura  in Proceedings of SLIIT International Conference on Advancements in Sciences and Humanities,  year 2022,  Malabe,        11 October 2022,  
  • Palanikumar S., Rathnayake R.M.A.P.M., Wijedasa H., Dassanayaka C. D. K., Anthony K., Guruge, M.L., Edirisinghe, N.P.   Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Emergency Contraceptive Pills among SLIIT Undergraduates in Sri Lanka- Preliminary Findings of a Descriptive Cross-sectional Study    year 2022,            

Journal Publications

  • Wjedasa P.H.S.  " Level of Knowledge, Practice and Attitudes of Taking Anthropometric Measurements for Nutritional Assessment Among Nurses "  SLIIT Journal of Humanities & Sciences,  vol.01,  Issue (1) 2020,  2021,        

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