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Dr Kavuriel Eliyas Karunakaran


Dr Kavuriel Eliyas Karunakaran
MBBS (Cey.) MS (O & G) (Col.), FSLCOG
Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Department of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health-Care Sciences
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 0777 585941 /


Born in Batticaloa on 11th February 1960. Obtained MBBS degree at University of Jaffna in 1984. Functioned as Medical practitioner at the Ministry of Health since 1986. Obtained ‘Master of Surgery’ in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo in 1992. Functioning as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist since 1995.

Upon 20 years completion of service in the Ministry of Health, I joined the newly established Faculty of Health – Care Sciences of Eastern University, Sri Lanka in2006.

Links to Publications


  1. Germ cell Tumours of Ovary; paper presented at the Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. 1991
  2. Proteinuric Hypertension in Pregnancy; Guest Lecture for the Batticaloa Medical Association; 1992
    Karunakaran K E, Uthayakumar E, Arumainathan N; An analysis on the causes of infertility in women presented at GeneraL Hospital, Batticaloa; Batticaloa Medical Journal. Volume 2 July 2006, pp32-34
  3. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2015. Justice delayed is Justice denied in sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), International conference –sexual and Gender based violence (ICSSGBV 2015) in Vantharumoolai Sri Lanka
  4. Sarjoon M, Karunakaran K.E, Sathaananthan T, 2011. In-vitro study of Karuncheerakam oil against Gram positive cocci bacteria, International Symposium South Eastern university of Sri Lanka.
  5. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2009. Choice of assessment type for clinical teaching, Eighth Annual Research Session (ARS),EUSL
  6. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2009. Adult Learning Theory. Batticaloa Medical Journal
  7. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2007. Student Assessment. Batticaloa Medical Journal
  8. Kartheepan K, Roshini M, Karunakaran K, E, Ravichandran M, An analysis of the criteria used to diagnose tuberculosis patients in Batticaloa district,. Annual Scientific Session 2013, Batticaloa Medical Association
  9. Karunakaran K E; 2016, Health Care Education in Batticaloa – Ten Years on. Batticaloa Medical Journal

Research Interest

  • Germ cell tumours of the ovary
  • Vaginal Delivery after caesarean section,
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Peace through Health promotions
  • Enhancing the possession of clinical skills


Teaching students of FHCS

  • MBBS
  • BSc Nursing (Internal)
  • BSc Nursing (External)
  • BSc Nursing (External at OUSL)

Guest Lectures

  • ‘Modern Medical Education in Sri Lanka’. Delivered at the Annual Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Ampara. October 2010
  • ‘Integration as a key for successful implementation of Health Care Education; A Sri Lankan Experience’ delivered at the International Conference in Obstetrics & Gynaecology organized by the FIGO, SAFOG, SLCOG. Colombo; November 2014


  • Saamasiri Deshyamanya awarded by the United Organization of all communities, Sri Lanka
  • Fellow, Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Positions Held

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Eastern University from 2016 to date
  • Member of the Interim Faculty Board, FHCS from 2004-2006
  • Acting Dean, Faculty of Health- Care Sciences from 1st June 2006 to 30th June 2006
  • Dean, FHCS (1st Dean) -from 2nd July 2006 to 30th April 2013
  • Member of the Council EUSL - from 2006 to April 2013
  • Member of the Council EUSL as Senate Representative- from January 2014 to December 2015 and from February 2016 to date
  • Member of the Senate EUSL - from 2006 to date
  • Senate Representative to Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies (SVIAS),EUSL from January 2014 till December 2015
  • Member of the Management Committee, Center for External Degrees and Extension Courses, EUSL - from September 2015 to date
  • Deputy Proctor, FHCS, EUSL- from 2015 to April 2016
  • Chairman for the Preliminary inquiry committee on Students discipline EUSL
  • Member of the UGC committee on the preparation of Benchmark for BSc Nursing – from 2015
  • Representative of the FHCS, EUSL for the Board of Management, PGIM from 2006 till March 2016
  • Representative of the FHCS, EUSL for the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), from 2007 till April 2013
  • Center Coordinator for the conduct of ERPM Examination for the SLMC (Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa is a center for the examination) - from March 2015 to August 2016
  • Member of the Convocation Committee, EUSL in 2013- 2017
  • Head, Dept. Clinical Sciences - from May 2006 to 1st of July 2006
  • Head, Dept. Clinical Sciences - from 1st September 2012 to 31st December 2015
  • Chairman, Curriculum Development and Evaluation Committee, FHCS - from 2006 to 2011
  • Chairman, Ethics Review Committee, FHCS - from2007 to June 2016
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee for the first Medical Exhibition by FHCS ‘ Medscope 2012’
  • Member of the Faculty External Degree Committee - from 2011 to 2015.
  • Chairman, Board of Study of the External Degree, FHCS since September 2015
  • Senior Treasurer, Students’ Union, FHCS -from 2007 to 2011
  • Senior Treasurer, Medics Association FHCS -from 2007 to 2010

Other Activities and positions:

  • Examiner for the Final MBBS degree program of University of Jaffna since 1997and University of Kelaniya and University of Peradeniya from 2016
  • Secretary, Teachers’ Association, Eastern University (TAEU) EUSL in 2014/15
  • President, Teachers’ Association, Eastern University in 2015/16
  • Ex co member TAEU at present.
  • Former chairman, Prisoners’ Welfare Association, Batticaloa Regional committee
  • Chairman, Board of Management, Butterfly Peace Garden, Batticaloa
  • Secretary, Cancer Society, Batticaloa Branch
  • Former member, Hospital Development Committee, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa
  • Member, Civil society, Batticaloa
  • Past President and currently active member, Rotary Club, Batticaloa,
  • Chairman, Service Projects, Rotary District 3220, Sri Lanka & Maldives
  • Honorary Member, ‘Singing Fish Recreation Club’, Batticaloa
  • Member, Catholic National Association for Laity, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person for the ’Safe Motherhood’ program of SLCOG