Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical & Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
 Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • International Association of Oral Pathologists, President, 2018 to 2020, (International)
  • IAOP, Chairman, 2019 to 2020, (International)
  • Manipal University , Visiting Professor, 2020 to 2022, (International)

(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).

  • Member of Examination Question Vetting Committee, Faculty, 18/06/2020 to 31/12/2021
  • President; International Association of Oral Pathologists, International, 01/08/2016 to 01/07/2018
  • Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, National, 10/08/2015 to 10/08/2018


  • Oral Pathology (Oral cancer, Oral potentially malignant disorders, Oral sub mucous fibrosis)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Canacer and Opmd (Epithelial dysplasia, oral submucous fibrosis)


Chapter in Book

  • WM Tilakaratne, Ruwan Jayasinghe (2020). Oral potentially malignant disorders. In Ranthilaka R Ranawaka, AP Kannagara, Ajith Karawita (Eds. )Atlas of Dermatosis in pigmented skin (Springer) 
  • Ruwan Jayasinghe, WM Tilakaratne (2020). Oral cancer. In Ranthilaka R Ranawaka, AP Kannagara, Ajith Karawita (Eds. )Atlas of Dermatosis in pigmented skin (Springer) 
Article in Academic Journals

  • Welikala R.A. et al. (2020) Fine-Tuning Deep Learning Architectures for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. In: Bebis G., Alekseyev M., Cho H., Gevertz J., Rodriguez Martinez M. (eds) Mathematical and Computational Oncology. ISMCO 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12508. Springer, Cham. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Impact of Histological and Molecular Parameters on Prognosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Analysis of 290 Cases. Siriwardena BSMS, Karunathilaka HDNU, Kumarasiri PVR, Tilakaratne WM. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Oct 14;2020:2059240. doi: 10.1155/2020/2059240 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sigera LSM, Gunawardane SR, Malkanthi MA, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAM, Tilakaratne WM, Jayasekera PI. Histoplasma capsulatum Caused a Localized Tongue Ulcer in a Non-HIV Patient-A Case From Nonendemic Country. Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 July;99(6):379-81 doi: 10.1177/0145561319844246. (ISI-Indexed)
  • PVKS Hettiarachchi, Primali Jayasooriya, Hemantha Amarasinghe, BSMS Siriwardena, Deepashika Wijerathne, Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, WM Tilakaratne, Ruwan D Jayasinghe. Knowledge and Attitudes of Nursing Students Towards Smokeless Tobacco and Areca Nut Control in Central Province of Sri Lanka. Asian Pac J Cancer Care, 2020, 5(3):133-138. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Roshan Alex Welikala, Paolo Remagnino, Jian Han Lim, Chee Seng Chan, Senthilmani Rajendran, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Rosnah Binti Zain, Ruwan Duminda Jayasinghe, Jyotsna Rimal, Alexander Ross Kerr, Rahmi Amtha, Karthikeya Patil1, Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Tilakaratne, John Gibson, Sok Ching Cheong and Sarah Ann Barman. Automated Detection and Classification of Oral Lesions using Deep Learning for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. IEEE Access;2020;8:132677-132693 (ISI-Indexed)
  • BSMS Siriwardena, Muthuranwelli Nawaragoda Gedara Pushpakumara Udagama, Tennakoon Tennakoon Mudiyanselage Priyanka Bandara, Demin Achchi Athukoralalage Dona Wimukthi Athukorala, Primali Rukmal Jayasooriya, Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Tilakaratne. Clinical and demographic characteristics of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors: analysis of 116 new cases from a single center (ISI-Indexed)

  • Jayasooriya PR, Rambukewella IK, Tilakaratne WM, Mendis BRRN, Lombardi T (2019 Dec). Clinico-Pathological Presentations of Cystic and Classic Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumors. Diagnostics (Basel). 10(1). pii: E3. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10010003. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tilakaratne WM, Jayasooriya PR, Jayasuriya NS, De Silva RK (2019). Oral epithelial dysplasia: Causes, quantification, prognosis, and management challenges. Periodontol 2000.;80(1):126-147. doi: 10.1111/prd.12259. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sigera LSM, Gunawardane SR, Malkanthi MA, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAM, Tilakaratne WM, Jayasekera PI. (2019) Histoplasma capsulatum Caused a Localized Tongue Ulcer in a Non-HIV Patient-A Case From Nonendemic Country. Ear Nose Throat J.:145561319844246. doi: 10.1177/0145561319844246. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nimna H. Senarath, , Primali R. Jayasooriya, , BSMS. Siriwardena, , Himal N. Kumarage, Saminda Wadusinghearachchi, Pemith Liyanage, Sulochana Wijetunge, Roshitha Waduge, Palitha Ratnayake, W M. Tilakaratne (2019). Inter-examiner Variability in grading of oral epithelial dysplasia may cause suboptimal management of oral potentially malignant disorders. Journal of Dentistry Indonesia, Vol. 26 (1) doi: 10.14693/jdi.v26i1.1317. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • RK De Silva, BSMS Siriwardena, A Samaranayaka, WAMUL Abeyasinghe, WM Tilakaratne (2018). A model to predict nodal metastasis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 9;13(8): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201755. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Warnakulasuriya S, Tilakaratne WM, Ranganathan K, Kuriakose MA (2018). Report of a consensus meeting of a group of oral and general pathologists in India on grading of oral epithelial dysplasia. Oral Oncol. 2018 Jun;81:109-110. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.03.018. (ISI-Indexed)
  • BSMS. Siriwardena, KLTD. Jayawardena, NH. Senarath, WM. Tilakaratne (2018). An evaluation of clinical and histopathological aspects of patients with Oral Submucous Fibrosis in the background of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. BioMed Research International :4154165. doi: 10.1155/2018/4154165. (ISI-Indexed)
  • BSMS. Siriwardena, IK Rambukewela, T N Pitakotuwage, MNGP Udagama, P VR Kumarasiri, WM Tilakaratne (2018). A Predictive Model to Determine the Pattern of Nodal Metastasis in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Biomed Res Int. 2018 May 13;2018:8925818. doi: 10.1155/2018. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Müller S, Boy SC, Day TA, Magliocca KR, Richardson MS, Sloan P, Tilakaratne WM, Zain RB, Thompson LDR (2018). Data Set for the Reporting of Oral Cavity Carcinomas: Explanations and Recommendations of the Guidelines From the International Collaboration of Cancer Reporting. Arch Pathol Lab Med. . doi: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0411-SA (ISI-Indexed)
  • Siriwardena BSMS, Tennakoon TMPB, Hunter KD, Tilakaratne WM (2018). Unicystic ameloblastoma: Analysis of 370 cases in a single center in Sri Lanka. J Oral Pathol Med. 2018 Aug;47(7):706-709. doi: 10.1111/jop.12740. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Bazarsad S, Zhang X, Kim KY, Illeperuma R, Jayasinghe RD, Tilakaratne WM, Kim J (2017). Identification of a combined biomarker for malignant transformation in oral submucous fibrosis. J Oral Pathol Med (2017) 46: 431-438. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Jayasuriya NSS, Siriwardena BSMS, Tilakaratne WM, Parthiepan S (2017). Malignant transformation of a long-standing submental dermoid cyst to a carcinosarcoma: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Jan 11;11(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s13256-016-1186-y. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Heein Yoon, Junhee Park, Kwang-Kyun Park, Jin Kim, N. Champika Bandara, W. M. Tilakaratne (2017, Won-Yoon Chung. Methanol extract of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark inhibits the growth of human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and osteoclastogenesis of bone marrow macrophages. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017(6):1-8. (ISI-Indexed)
  • RMSHB Medawela, DRDL Ratnayake, DRDL Ratnayake, PR Jayasooriya, BSMS Siriwardena, WM Tilakaratne (2017). Malignant transformation of oral lichen planus; the first two cases reported in Sri Lanka and literature review. Sri Lanka Dental Journal;2017;47(01):29-37 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Fernando CN, Abeyratne WMSD, Tilakaratne WM, Siriwardena BSMS (2017). Investigation on the occurrence of Hairy Polyp and Choristoma in Oral Cavity: A case study. Heighpubs Otolaryngol and Rhinol. 2017; 1: 041-045. (ISI-Indexed)
Article in Non-Refereed Journals

  • WM Tilakaratne, Oral submucous fibrosis, Coomonwealth Dental Bulletin 2020;10 

(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

  • Kanjithanda Kusalappa Oration, International Dental Educationists Association (Idea), 2020, (International)
  • Cvcd Award; Most Outstanding Researcher in The Country in Health Sciences, Committee of Vice Chancellors , 2014, (National)

(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).

  • Clinicopathological correlation of fibrosis-osseous lesions, Webinar series, 2020-05-30 to 2020-05-30, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, (International)
  • 2nd module: Clinico-pathological correlation of common oral lesions , FKG UI WEBINAR, 2020-06-10 to 2020-06-10, Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia, (International)
  • Molecular aspects of oral sub mucous fibrosis, International webinar on "Oral Precancel-Cancer Current Concepts", 2020-06-19 to 2020-06-19, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research and ASOMP, (International)
  • The approach to diagnose salivary tumors, College lecture, 2020-07-16 to 2020-07-16, College Pathologists of Sri Lanka, (International)
  • Status of salivary biomarkers in Oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer, Online panel discussion, 2020-08-14 to 2020-08-14, Indian Academy for clinical and dental genetics, (International)
  • Essentials of preparing clinical manuscripts, Scientific Writing Workshop, 2020-09-01 to 2020-09-01, Malaysian society of Oral Microbiologists and oral immunologists, (National)
  • Oral Cancer and microbiome, 3rd International E-Conference on Oral Microbiology & Oral Immunology (ICOMOI) 2020, 2020-09-07 to 2020-09-09, Malaysian Society of Oral Microbiologist & Oral Immunologist, (National)
  • Diagnosis of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: How Far Have We Come, Panel Discussion by Indian Academy for clinical and Dental Genetics, 2020-08-14 to 2020-08-14, Indian Academy for Clinical and Dental Genetics, (International)

(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

  • Thesis for MClinDent OMOP (Dr. Nor Atikah), Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Part II and final examination for MClinDent OMOP 2019/2020, Part Ii And Final Examination ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Third Professional Examination session 2019/2020 (MAHSA University), Third Professional Examination ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 1 to Year 5, Bds Professional Examination ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 3, Viva-voce ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • BDS Professional Examination Year 4, Viva-voce ,  (2020 - 2020)


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Thomas George Kallarakkal, Integrating multimodal data to develop an objective and highly reproducible prognostic stratification criteria for oral leukoplakia., 2020/2021
  • Master Degree, Ahamad Anas Bin Ahmad, Lymph node metastasis in early stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma, 2020/2021

(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).

  • ORAL MEDICINE AND ORAL PATHOLOGY Year 3, 2019/2020(1,2), 8, 36
  • ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, 2019/2020(1,2), 15, 10