Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Ceylon, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1979. Doctor of Science, National University Singapore, 1998.
Physician Ministry of Health, Ceylon, 1971-1973. Demonstrator, anatomy University Ceylon, 1973-1974, lecturer anatomy, 1974-1976. Research scholar University London, 1976-1979.
Senior lecturer University Ceylon, 1979-1982, National University Singapore, 1982-1991, associate professor, 1991-1998, professor anatomy, since 1998. Chairman Venom & Toxin Research Group, Singapore, since 1986. Consultant Poison Information Centre, Singapore, since 1990.
Founder president I.S.T. (Asia-Pacific), 1987-1990. Research fellow Bio Science Centre, Singapore, since 1995.
Fellow Academy Medicine Singapore. Member International Society Toxinology (council member since 1991, outstanding university researcher award 1998).
Married Premala Balasingham, August 29, 1976. Children: Dharshini, Sasheendran.