Indika is an academic and clinical toxicologist working in his home country of Sri Lanka.
His medical education was in Sri Lanka, the UK and Australia.
He holds multiple academic positions at the University of Peradeniya including Professor of Medicine, Member of Research and Ethics Committee, and Head of the Department of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, as well as the University of Colombo where he is a Senior lecturer in Clinical Toxicology, and Secretary of the Multidisciplinary Study Courses in Clinical Toxicology.
Indika is a board member and President Elect of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists, member of the SLMA Snake Bite Committee and also a member of the Sri Lankan Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee.
His major aim is to reduce deaths from pesticide poisoning, plant poisoning and snake envenomation in Sri Lanka.
Recently, he has been able to produce a polyvalent snake antivenom specific for Sri Lanka through a collaborative research project with Instituto Clodomiro Picado of Costa Rica.
This new antivenom is due to undergo clinical trials in October 2016.
Indika has been multiply awarded and been successful in attracting multiple grants for his research and development projects.