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Prof. Deepaka Weerasekara
Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS, MD, Board Certified as A Specialist in General Surgery

He is a Professor in Surgery and the Head of the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Colombo. He is certified as a specialist in general surgery in Sri Lanka and the UK.

Professor Deepaka has a strong background in General Surgery and has been a Professor in the Surgical Unit for over 20 years.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in:

  • Open laparascopic surgery of elective benign and malignant tumors.
  • Oesophagoduodenoscopy, endoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic surgery of general surgical emergencies.

With a strong focus on evidence-based practice, his primary objective is to deliver state-of-the-art minimally invasive care for the benefit of all his patients, using modern techniques and therapy.

Breakthrough procedures and achievements:

  • Winner of the investigator’s award at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka in 1993.
  • Consultant Surgeon, University Surgical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.
  • Awarded the Milroy Paul Gold Medal for Clinical Surgery.
  • WHO Fellow in Medical Education at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi 2001.

To learn more about Prof. Deepaka Weerasekara, email him at [email protected]