Dr. I.S. Gunasekara

Senior Lecturer Grade I


Department of Forensic Medicine




Office – +94 11 2881788 Ext: 4251

Mobile – +94 714079524

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS / 1994 / North Colombo Medical College / Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Legal Medicine / 1999 / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • MD Forensic Medicine / 2002 / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence (Pathology) / 2003 / The Society of Apothecaries of London / United Kingdom
  • Diploma in Child Psychology and Development / 1989 / The Academy of Child Psychology / Sri Lanka (affiliated to United Kingdom)

Professional Qualifications

  • Board certification by the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo as a Specialist in Forensic Medicine on the 7th June 2003. Post doctoral overseas attachment
    Attached to the Forensic Pathology Services, UK from 2002 to 2004.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Foundation member of Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians UK since 2009
  • Life member, Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka
  • Life member, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka (also served as the editor twice and the joint secretary twice)
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • Life Member, Alumni Association of North Colombo Medical College


  • Vedasa Exhibition 2009 – 1st runner up, Poster Presentation
  • 2007 – Sri Lanka Medical Association: Domestic Violence towards women
  • Felicitation Award by Alumni Association of the Faculty of Medical Sciences for over 25 years of service to the Faculty of Medical Sciences -December 2023
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology

Research Interests

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Unnatural Deaths

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Research Gate Link


Other Universities

  • University of Colombo
  • University of Kelaniya 
  • University of Rajarata
  • University of Peradeniya
  • University of Ruhuna
  • University of Uva Wellassa
  • Eastern University
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