Gunapala Amarasinghe

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Gunapala Amarasinghe
Born August 31, 1954
Alawwa Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Residence Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Nationality Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lankan
Ethnicity Sinhalese
Alma mater Ibbagamuwa Central College, University of Colombo, Benaras Hindu University
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Amarasinghe Pathiranalage Gunapala Amarasinghe(Sinhala: අමරසිංහ පතිරණලාගේ ගුණපාල අමරසිංහ ) is a Sri Lankan academic. He is a research scientist and a senior lecturer in Ayurvedic paediatrics. He is currently a professor and the head of the Department of Prasutitantra and Kaumarabrithya (Ayurvedic Obstetrics and Pediatrics) of Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.[1]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Amarasinghe was born and raised in Alawwa, a rural area in Kurunegala District. He obtained the Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the College of Indigenous Medicine in 1976. He then attended to Benaras Hindu University for the degree of Doctor of Medicine which he obtained in 1987. He obtained his degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Benaras Hindu University in 1997.

After obtaining his doctorate, he was selected by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan for a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.[2] His research includes systematic review of Ayurvedic and traditional medical compounds, and qualitative studies of traditional medical preparations.[3][4] He is also the current editor-in-chief of the Sri Lankan Journal of Indigenous Medicine (SLJIM).[5][6]

See also[edit]


  • Amarasinghe, A.P.G., Kasyapa Samhitha Part- II, 1st Edition (2002), S.Godage Publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasinghe, A.P.G., Kaumarabhrithya Samgraha (Text book of Ayurveda Paediatrics) 1st Edition- 2nd print (2009), S. Godage Publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka.[7]