H. D. Gunawardhana

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Hettipathirannehelage Dasarathasiri Gunawardhana
Born (1945-08-23) 23 August 1945 (age 72)
Sri Lanka
Residence Kalubowila
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Withanamulla Buddhist Mixed School Minuwangoda
Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Professor
Employer University of Colombo Sri Lanka
Known for Senior Professor of Chemistry
former Chairman, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sri Lanka Section
former Chairman, Presidential task force on solid waste disposal
former President, Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon
former Chairman, Environment Committee, SLAAS

Hettipathirannehelage Dasarathasiri Gunawardhana is a Senior Professor of Chemistry at University of Colombo.

Early life and education[edit]

He received his primary education at Withanamulla Buddhist Mixed School Minuwangoda and entered Nalanda College Colombo for secondary education. Later he graduated with a B.Sc. (Special) Degree from University of Ceylon, Colombo and gained a Ph.D for Analytical Chemistry from University of Salford in United Kingdom.


Started his academic teching career as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer at University of Ceylon, Colombo in 1970 and was appointed as a Professor of Chemistry (Inorganic / Analytical) in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon and Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.[citation needed] He was also the Head of the Chemistry Department of University of Colombo from 1988 to 1995.

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