MS. C.M.A Gunathilake

Scientific Assistant,
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo



BSc Biotechnology, India, MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation, UK

Research Interests

Forensic Archaeological application in Sri Lanka, Victim response to sexual abuse and their opinion regarding the medico- legal services, Scene of Crime Investigation procedure being practiced in Sri Lanka by Law enforcement officers and Medico-legal professionals, Estimation of sex of human skeletal remains

Experience as a professional & Previous Appointments

  1. Worked at Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo as a Volunteer Research Assistant 31 Jan 2012 - 31 December 2012
  2. Worked at Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, Colombo 04 as an External Lecturer 20 April 2012- 30 May 2014
  3. Taught Immunology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering at undergraduate level
  4. Working at Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08 as a Forensic Scientific Assistant and Visiting Lecturer 02 October 2014- To Date
  5. Lecturing on Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Scientific Case handling
  6. Currently involved in practical crime scene management as scene of crime specialist and performs Forensic Anthropological Examinations on skeletal remains
  7. Involved in curriculum development a MSc programme in Forensic anthropology and Forensic Archaeology as an external degree program and a Diploma program in Crime Scene Management and Forensic Science for Law enforcement officers for the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Colombo


Presentations and Publications

Free paper presentations at national level scientific sessions    

       1. Case Report–investigation of a fatal military air craft accident, Annual Academic sessions of                  College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015.