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medical parasitologist

Kamini Nirmala Mendis, Sri Lankan medical parasitologist. Recipient President award for science Government Sri Lanka, 1987. Fellow Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Chalmers medal 1991); member Sri Lanka Association Advancement Sciences.


Mendis, Kamini Nirmala was born on September 8, 1948 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Daughter of Edmund Dias and Irene (Dassanayaka) Gunasekera.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Colombo, 1972. Doctor of Medicine, University Colombo, 1989. Master of Science, University London, 1977.

Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1980.


Medical officer Colombo Group Hospitals, 1972-1974. Lecturer parasitology faculty medicine University Colombo, 1974-1976, senior lecturer, 1980-1989, associate professor, since 1989. Commonwealth research scholar London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University London, 1976-1980.

Member steering committee on immunology of malaria Science Working Group, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1985, member committee Research Capability Strengthening Group, since 1987. Member science consultant group Malaria Vaccine Programme Agency for International Development. Council member National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.

Examiner Postgraduate Institute Medicine, University Colombo, head malaria research unit faculty medicine.


Fellow Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Chalmers medal 1991). Member Sri Lanka Association Advancement Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading.


Married Mendis, May 24, 1974. 1 child, Nirosha.

Edmund Dias Gunasekera

Irene (Dassanayaka) Gunasekera


Nirosha Mendis