Kalana is a researcher, academic, inventor and naturalist in Sri Lanka. He works as a senior lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Kalana completed his medical degree in 2007 and obtained his masters on hump-nosed viper envenoming in 2011.
He completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2016 on coagulation effects of snake venoms and effectiveness of antivenoms.
Kalana has published over 40 research articles on snake envenoming and treatments in prestigious scientific journals.
Discovery of novel technique of detecting snake venom in patients blood is a landmark of his research carrier and it has been appreciated by three international awards. Findings of his research have resulted in improvements in the management of snake envenoming.
Kalanahas continued to work on reducing the of burden of and improving the treatment of snakebites in Sri Lanka. During his PhD he was awarded by prestigious Australian Leadership Award with the leadership for development training.
Kalana has also obtained three patents on the discovery of new biomedical equipment.
He has been multiply awarded for his research and inventions. Kalana has also discovered and described multiple fresh-water fish, snake and lizard species from Sri Lanka.
He has disseminated his findings in many international conferences as a keynote speaker and a presenter.