Eastern University Sri Lanka

Faculty Name

Faculty of Health-Care Sciences


Supplementary Health Sciences

Our university

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka (EUSL), was established in 1986 in the eastern province of Sri Lanka. As a national center of excellence for higher education and research in the Eastern Province, our university is making its unified attempt to improve the functions of the University at all levels, to increase student intake by improving and expanding degree programmes both undergraduate and postgraduate.

The Faculty of Health-Care Sciences (FHCS) is unique in incorporating current innovative trends in the health professions education to cater for the future health care needs of the society. Essential health sciences disciplines have been combined into six administrative departments namely Human Biology, Pathophysiology, Primary Health Care, Clinical Sciences, Medical Education & Research and Supplementary Health Sciences. The departments consist of clusters of healthcare disciplines.

The BSc Honours in Nursing degree curriculum is outcome based with integration of disciplines, inter professional learning, early clinical exposure with provision for varied learning experiences to take place in the community and peripheral health facilities beyond the teaching hospital. By organizing integrated modules and selecting study problems relevant to community needs and level of learning of students, education becomes relevant rather than memorize a massive amount of information which is usually forgotten.

Our team

Dr Sankarapillai Sujendran

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Grade-1

As a registerd nurse as well a senior lecturer in nursing , I have more than 33 years’ experience in professional nursing both in practice and teaching nursing science. I am interested in doing, supervising and revieweing research on clinical nursing, public health nutrition and elderly care. I have published many papers based on my research findings.

Dr Vignesvararajah Lokeesan

Lecturer in Nursing

I am a registered nurse engaging learning and teaching activities for undergraduate nursing students for more than eight years at Eastern University, Sri Lanka. I am specialized in implementation science, diabetic foot ulcer care, community health nursing and geriatric nursing. In 2020 I was awarded a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the Queensland University of Technology Academy of Learning and Teaching.

Dr. Karthikesu Karthijekan

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

As an academic, I have more than 10 years experinces in teaching and research. My passion is experimenting new approaches for behavioural modifications, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, focusing elderly to alleviate the risk factors for non-communicable diseases. I supervised many research projects and has served as reviewer for international journals. I published my research findings in high indexed journals, such as International Journal of Nursing Studies and PLOS One and national and international forums.