dr-b.m.h.a. banneheke

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  B.M.H.A. Banneheke

Dr. B.M.H.A. Banneheke MBBS, PG Dip(Med. Micro), MD(Med. Parasit)

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Parasitology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758681     Mobile : +94 71 8166597
E-mail : hasini@sjp.ac.lk, hasini.banneheke@gmail.com


 

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Board certification as a specialist in Medical Parasitology, Feb 2011
Awarded by the Board of study in Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

MD (Medical Parasitology), 2009
Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology 2004
Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 1999
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP), Sri Lanka

 

OTHERS QUALIFICATIONS

Certificate in Examiner Training 2015
Medical Education Resource Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

Certificate in Higher Education: Basic Teaching License 2013
International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fundamentals in Medical ethics 2013
Norwegian Medical Association

 

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Rukshan Fernandopulle, DMDEA Gunawardene, UM Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Renu Wickremasinghe (2013). Clinical profile and socio-demographic aspects of trichomoniasis among females in the Western province of Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 3 (1): 26-31. ISSN 2012-8169 (Print) 2448-9654 (Online). (01 citation)
  2. Hasini Banneheke, Rukshan Fernandopulle, S. Prathapan, Gayani De Silva, Neluka Fernando, Renu Wickremasinghe (2013). Use of culture and immunochromatographic technique as diagnostics for trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka The Ceylon Medical Journal 58(3):122-3. E-ISSN: 2386-1274. (03 citations).
  3. H. Banneheke, R. Fernandopulle, U. Gunasekara, A. Barua, N. Fernando, R. Wickremasinghe (2015) Validation of wet mount microscopy against Trichomonas culture among women of reproductive age group in Western province, Sri Lanka Tropical Biomedicine 32(2):192-197. (01 citation).
  4. Hasini Banneheke, Sarath Paranavitane, Vathsala Jayasuriya, Sarath Banneheka (2016). Perceived risk of dengue in ones' living environment as a determinant of behavior change through social mobilization and communication: evidence from a high risk area in Sri Lanka. Journal of Arthropod Borne Diseases 10(3):394-404. pISSN: 1735-7179, eISSN: 2322-2271.
  5. Banneheke H, Fernandopulle R, Gunasekara U, Barua A, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R. Can trichomonas immunochromatographic test increase the validity and reliability of WHO syndromic algorithm for vaginal discharge as a screening tool for trichomoniasis? Annal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2016; 9:43-7. (01 citation).
  6. Nadaraja, V.D., Ravindranath, S., Banneheke, H. (2016). Problem Based Learning: A time to Reflect and Remediate. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education ISSN 1906 – 0513, 10(2).
  7. Banneheke H, Nadarajah VD, Ramamurthy S, Sameera A, Ravindranath S, Jeevaratnam K, Effendie B, Chellamuthu L, Krishnappa P, Peterson R (2017) Student preparedness characteristics important for clinical learning: perspectives of supervisors from medicine, pharmacy and nursing BMC Medical Education 17(1):130. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-0966-4. 01 citation.
  8. H Banneheke, H. & Jayasuriya, V., (2017). Efficacy of pediculicides used in Sri Lanka: comparison of Western, alternative medicinal and home-made herbal preparations. Ceylon Medical Journal. 62(3), pp.199–202. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i3.8525.
  9. Hevanshi Vidhushika Fernando, Li Li Chan, Nhung Dang, Diviya Santhanes, Hasini Banneheke, Sivalingam Nalliah & Allan G. A. Coombes (2018) Controlled delivery of the antiprotozoal agent (tinidazole) from intravaginal polymer matrices for treatment of the sexually transmitted infection, trichomoniasis Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10837450. 2018. 1481430.
  10. RGL Rathnayake, CM Ranchigoda, RG Roshan, S Samarasinghe, BMHA Banneheke (2015) Laboratory investigation of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis in children with diarrheoa; a hospital based study. Proceedings of 8th International Research Conference, KDU, Published in November 2015. URI: http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4315.
  11. Hasini Banneheke (2016) What is the potential risk of acquiring the fifth malaria species, Plasmodium knowlesi in Sri Lanka? The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 14:72-75. ISSN 1391-930X.
  12. B.M.H.A.Banneheke (2017) Spotting the protozoan trouble maker passed during  intimacy: Laboratory diagnosis of trichomoniasis The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 15:67-69. ISSN 1391-930X.
  13. Hasini Banneheke (2018) Essence of Toxoplasmosis for diagnosis and management The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 2018; 16 (1):85-88 ISSN 1391-930x.

 

PEER REVIEWED FREE PAPER PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Banneheke, BMHA., Gunewardene, DMDEA., Pinidiyapathirage, MJ., Ekanayake, S., Withana, R. and  Thilakarathne, WDT (2006). Geohelminthic infection in an estate child population in Sri Lanka; association with hygienic practices and eosinophil counts. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 2006; 4(1):16.
  2. Banneheke BMHA, Udugamakorala, GC, Wijewickrama, A (2009) Story of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 42nd annual academic sessions of Sri Lankan College of physicians, Colombo, Sri Lanka 24th to 25th September 2009, Colombo (OP).
  3. Banneheke H, Jayasuriya V, Gunawardene DMDEA, Navaratne CJ, De Silva LDGG, Silva WSA. Comparison of the efficacy of pediculocides available in Sri Lanka The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 2012; 10 (1):29 (OP – 16,30th August 2012)
  4. H Banneheke, DMDEA Gunawardene, V Jayasuriya. Western, ayurvedic and plant extract pediculicides:  How effective and safe are they? The Ceylon Medical Journal June 2012; 57 (1):50.
  5. Hasini Banneheke, Leela Chellamuthu, Srinivasan Ramamurthy, Sneha Ravindranath, Afshan Sameera, Purushotham Krishnappa, Ray Peterson, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Benny Effendie, Vishna Devi Nadarajah (2014) A preliminary study on student preparedness for clinical learning: supervisors' perspectives. The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) conference 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, 7th -10th July 2014.
  6. Banneheke H, Ravindranath S, Sameera A, Ramamurthy S, Effendie B, Jeevaratnam K, Chellamuthu L, Krishnappa P, Peterson R, Nadarajah VD (2015) Multi centre study from Malaysia on student preparedness for clinical learning: perspectives of lecturers and students from Medicine, pharmacy and allied health sciences, Proceedings of Annual Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka,1st-2nd April 2015 (PP 18).
  7. Banneheke, BMHA., Fernadopulle, RC., Wickramasinghe, R., Fernando, SSN., De Silva, LDGG., Tilakaratne, WDT. and Prathapan, S. (2008). Use of a dipstick test and a self-obtained vaginal swabs in the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis (41st Annual Academic Sessions, 27th to 29th June 2008), Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 30 (1): 119.
  8. Hasini Banneheke, A Glimps of International Elective Programme at Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  9. Banneheke, BMHA. (1997). Suicides in Kuliyapitiya area. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 54 (1).
  10. Banneheke, BMHA., Fernando, SSN., Fernandopulle, RC., Gunasekara, UM. and Wickramasinghe, R. (2008) Socio-demographic and reproductive health related factors in Trichomoniasis. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists.
  11. Banneheke, BMHA., Wickramasinghe, R., Fernandopulle, RC., De Silva, LDGG. and Fernando, SSN. (2008). Assessment of viability of Trichomonas vaginalis and comparison of low and high vaginal swabs. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists.
  12. Banneheke, BMHA., Fernadopulle, RC., Wickramasinghe, R., Fernando, SSN., De Silva, LDGG., Tilakaratne, WDT. and Prathapan, S. (2008). Evaluation of laboratory techniques and assessment of self-obtained vaginal swabs for the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis among women in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 24th International Union of Sexually transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS-Europe, Milan, Italy.
  13. Banneheke H, Jayasuriya V,Gunasekara UM, Silva AOLD, Gunasekara MGAM. Pediculosis among school children in Western province schools The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 2012; 10 (1):29; OP – 16,30th August 2012.
  14. De Alwis, NMW., Samaranayake, TSP., Wijeratne, T. and Banneheke, BMHA. (1998). Problems experienced by inpatients during hospitalization Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Proceedings of The Annual Scientific Session of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  15. Gunawardena, SAW., Chapman, KRP., Hidalarachchi, WS., Rajapaksha, H., Abeyratne,MJ., Pinidiyapathirage,D. and Banneheke, BMHA. (1998). Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic duct diseases a review of over hundred procedures done at Sri Jayewardenepura general hospital Kotte. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of College of Surgeons, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  16. Banneheke BMHA, Hall RA, Akinnawonu O, Muhlschlegel FA. (September 2010) The impact of self-generated CO2 on intravenous catheter associated biomass formation by the fungal pathogen Candida albicans. Multidisciplinary Research Symposium 2010, Research and Development Department," Technology in healthcare and collaboration", Harvey Hall, Canterbury Centre for Health and Clinical Studies, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Kent, UK, 13th September 2010.
  17. Hasini Banneheke, Shirelle Burton-Fanning, Fabien Cottier, Luisa De Sordi, Man Shun Fu, Rebecca Hall, Miro Janco, Fritz A. Mühlschlegel, Richard Roberts, Gary Robinson and Kara Turner(November 2009) Infection biology and microbial environmental adaptation. Wain memorial lecture poster competition, Canterbury, Kent, the UK.
  18. R.G.L. Rathnayake, C.M. Ranchigoda, R.G. Roshan, S. Samarasinghe, B.M.H.A. Banneheke (2015) Laboratory diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia intestinalis in children with diarrheoa; a hospital based study. Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1st-2nd April 2015: PP 14.
  19. Gayana Gunaratnal, Shalindra Ranasinghe, Aresha Manamperil, Nishantha Pathirana, Hasantha KP, Renu wickremasinghe, Nilanthi de Silva, Monica Sooriyaarachchil, Sujai Senarathne, Hasini Bannaheke,Janakie Abeynayakea, Wardha Refaia, Mallawarachchi CH, Mangala Sudarshanis, Mangala Sudarshani, Dinesh Mondal (2017) Rapid Extraction and Detection of Leishmania donovani DNA from skin lesions of suspected cases in Sri Lanka, The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 66th Annual Meeting, November 5-9 2017, The Baltimore Convention Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Session 28, Poster session A, LB-5116.
  20. RGL Rathnayake, CM Ranchigoda, RG Roshan, S Samarasinghe, BMHA Banneheke (2015) Laboratory investigation of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis in children with diarrhoea; a hospital based study 8th International Research Conference, KDU, Sri Lanka 27th & 28th August 2015.
  21. Wickramasinghe KATM, Jayakody JASP, Anuranga MRV, Razik A, Namal GAD, Banneheke BMHA, Alagiyawanna AMADK (2019) Factors associated with knowledge on home-based care and admission criteria for dengue among adult patients treated at the out-patient department of a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference 2019, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugogda, Sri Lanka. OP-14.

 

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/ SYMPOSIA

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Introduction to Toxoplasma gondii", Workshop on "Toxoplasmosis and Laboratory Diagnosis", organized by the Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists in Sri Lanka, National School of Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9th June 2003.
  2. Hasini Banneheke, "Lymphatic filariasis: Aetiological and clinical perspective", Symposium organized by the Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19th March 2015.
  3. Hasini Banneheke, "Recent Global Epidemics and Outbreaks of Emerging and Re-emerging infections and their relevance to Sri Lanka", Joint Regional Meeting of Sri Lanka Medical Association with Avissawella Clinical Society, Seethawaka Export Zone, Sri Lanka,18th November 2016.
  4. Hasini Banneheke, "Transforming a medical student to a doctor", Symposium on 'How to identify qualified doctors, quacks and fake professors', A symposium for journalists and others, organized by the Media Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019.

 

PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARLY ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN NEWSLETTERS AND NEWSPAPERS

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Lymphatic filariasis: Aetiological and clinical perspective Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter May 2015, Vol.8(5), 8-10.
  2. Hasini Banneheke, Emerging and re-emerging infections; a challenge to human progression and survival Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter April 2015, Vol.8 (4),20
  3. Hasini Banneheke, Newspaper articles on Parasitic infections, "Suva Netha' Health Education magazine of Rivira daily National newspaper 20-21.
  Topic Date
1 Scabies 09/07/2015
2 Food safety 23/07/2015
3 Dengue mosquito 06/08/2015
4 Pediculosis 20/08/2015
5 House fly 03/09/2015
6 Leishmaniasis 17/09/2015
7 Pin worms 15/10/2015
8 Leeches 29/10/2015
9 Filariasis 12/11/2015
10 Trichomoniasis 26/11/2015
11 Malaria 07/01/2016

 

WRITING/PUBLISHING CHAPTERS OF BOOKS AND OR BOOKS

As Author

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Unit author, Parasitology & Entomology I (MLU 2241), Feb 2012.
    Publisher: Open University of Sri Lanka
  2. B.M. Hasini A. Banneheke, Evaluation of Diagnostic Techniques for the Determination of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection in Two Selected Groups of Females, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2008.
    Publisher: Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  3. Hasini Banneheke, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Trichomoniasis, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2013).
    http://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Laboratory-Diagnosis-Trichomoniasis Banneheke/dp/3659387509
    Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.
  4. Antimicrobial prophylaxis and vaccination guidelines for patients with primary immunodeficiency, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists and Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka, 2016.
    Publisher: Ministry of Health in collaboration with College of Microbiologists and Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka
  5. National Laboratory Manual 2018
    Publisher: Ministry of Health in collaboration with College of Microbiologists
  6. Undergraduate Prospectus for International Students, Office of International Students, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2018.
    Publisher: University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  7. Hasini Banneheke, International Elective Students' Guide, First edition (e-book), 2012.
    ISBN 978-955-54757-0-9
    Publisher: Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  8. Hasini Banneheke, International Elective Students' Guide, Second edition (e-book), 2016.
    ISBN 978-955-4908-64-2
    Publisher: Faculty of medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  9. Hasini Banneheke, Prospectus of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Course for International Elective Students, First edition, 2016.
    ISBN 978-955-4908-65-9
    Publisher: Faculty of medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  10. Hasini Banneheke, Student Hand Book: Elective Programme for International Visiting Medical Students, Third edition, 2017. (ISBN 978-955-4908-68-0)
    Publisher: Faculty of medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  11. Special Senses Module Guide, 2016
    Publisher: Faculty of medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  12. Hasini Banneheke, Learning Parasitology through quizzes, 2019.
  13. Hasini Banneheke, Understanding the Jargon of Medical Education and the favourite son of academic parents, The Basic Teaching License Course (BTL): Perspectives of a participant, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  14. Hasini Banneheke, Development of Facilitator Guide for wet practicals for BioMedical Sciences Programme, Infections of the Central Nervous System, Practical 04, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.

 

As an Editor

  1. Infection Control Manual- 2017
    Publisher: Ministry of Health in collaboration with College of Microbiologists
  2. Food safety Booklet (e-copy only; uploaded to SLMA web), Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases, 2016.
    Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), programme was funded by WHO country office in Sri Lanka.
  3. Parasitology Stream Module Book, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017.
  4. Action Plan of the Department of Parasitology, 2016.
  5. Corporate plan of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2016-2020.

 

PUBLISHED REPORTS

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Final Technical Report on Development of the Roadmap for the National Surveillance System of Antimicrobial Resistance, Nov 2017.
  2. Chandanie Wanigatunge, Hemantha Beneragama, Hasini Banneheke, Manjula Danansuriya, Knowledge on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance among field public health midwives (PHMs) and public health inspectors (PHIS) in Sri Lanka, Nov 2017-Feb 2018.
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization, Country office for Sri Lanka. Total Budget : SLR 2,503,000.00
  3. Fleming Fund reports
    1. Scoping Visit report - Sri Lanka, 14th to 24th October 2018, Request of funds from the Fleming Fund, the UK, 2018.
    2. The Fleming Fund Country Grant, Sri Lanka - Country Request for Support, October 2018.
    3. Terms of Reference for Fleming Fellowships in Sri Lanka, March 2019.

 

 

AWARDS


  1. Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, The United Kingdom, 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010.
  2. Dr. S.E. Senevirathne award for the best paper in the category of Free Research Papers, Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka, 1998.
  3. Awarded the prize for the best paper at the first Annual Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1998.
  4. Second place in the poster competition, "Technology in healthcare and collaboration", Canterbury centre for health and clinical studies, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Kent, UK, September 2010.
  5. Third place in the poster competition, "Comparison of the efficacy of pediculicides available in Sri Lanka", International Conference on Infectious Diseases, Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28th to 30th August 2012.
  6. Scholarship for Post MD training in UK from Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
  7. Travel grant to present Evaluation of laboratory techniques and assessment of self obtained vaginal swabs for the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis among women in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the Proceedings of 24th International Union of Sexually transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS-Europe 2008, Milan, Italy, awarded by National Science Foundation, August 2008.
  8. Best oral presentation for the Primary Health Care category, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference 2019, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  9. University Research Awards, University of Jayewardenepura, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  10. Department of Parasitology won an award for highest H-index category of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Research Awards ceremony, University of Jayewardenepura, 2016.

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS, WORKSHOP AND COURSES RELATED TO RESEARCH


  1. Workshop on Research Methodology Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 24th January 2003.
  2. User Awareness Seminar for Academic Staff Members, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura- 26th October 2004.
  3. Workshop on Writing Health Research Proposal for University Academic Staff Members in Medical Faculties, conducted by National Health Research Council (NHRC), Education, Training & Research (ET & R) unit of the Ministry of Health-Health Education Bureau, 14th -15th July 2005.
  4. Workshop on Medical Writing conducted by Co-editors of Ceylon Medical Journal (CMJ)- Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 20th July 2007.
  5. A Course on Statistical Package for Data Analysis, conducted by Applied Statistics Association of Sri Lanka (ASASL) August 2007.
  6. Research Methodology Workshop, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 24th -25th November 2010.
  7. Presentations on Research Opportunities in Global Health at the National Institute of Health, USA and the global efforts on elimination of lymphatic filariasis, National Science Foundation (NSF), 11th February 2011.
  8. An introduction Meta-Analysis, Senate Room, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27th February 2014.
  9. Two day workshop on Research Proposal Design and Writing, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25th to 26th April 2013.
  10. Developing a protocol for Cochrane systematic review workshop, 2nd to 6th September 2013, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  11. Technology Transfer Hands on Skills Workshop: Introduction of Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay Based Mobile Suitcase Laboratory to Sri Lanka through Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Department of Parasitology, Army hospital, Mullaitivu and Army hospital, Kilinochchi, 22-28 March 2017.
  12. Represented Faculty of Medical Sciences at the workshop "Promoting International Relations in Sri Lankan Universities", International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya, 25th February 2016.
  13. Developed guidelines for chairpersons, judges of scientific conferences, 2018.

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH / SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES


AS A CHAIRPERSON

  1. Chairperson- Free Paper Session, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, April 2016.
  2. Chairperson- Free Paper Session-3, 26th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 31st August 2017.
  3. Chairperson- International Health Research Conference, organized by the Ministry of Health, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  4. Chairperson-Symposium 2:One Health Concept in Preventing Communicable Diseases, 128th Anniversary Annual Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th to 8th July, 2015.
  5. Chairperson-Guest lecture on Malaria, 131st Anniversary Annual Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018.

 

AS A MEMBER OF PANEL OF JUDGES

  1. Member, Panel of Judges for Poster Evaluation, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1st and 2nd April 2015.
  2. Member, Panel of Judges for Poster Evaluation, 25th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Sri Lanka, 11th to 12th August 2016.
  3. Member, Panel of Judges for Poster Evaluation, 26th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Sri Lanka, 31st August to 1st September 2017.
  4. Member, Panel of Judges for Poster Evaluation, International Conference on Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Resistance and 27th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8th to 11th August 2018.

 

AS A MEMBER OF PANEL OF REVIEWERS OF CONFERENCE ORATIONS, ARTICLES/MANUSCRIPTS, FREE PAPERS

  1. Reviewer, Scientific session, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  2. Reviewer, 2nd international conference on multi-disciplinary approach 2015, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  3. Reviewer, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) session 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  4. Reviewer, Academic sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  5. Reviewer, Academic sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  6. Reviewer of manuscript, Annual Scientific sessions, College of Microbiology, Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  7. Reviewer, Scientific session, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  8. Reviewer, Academic sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  9. Reviewer, International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, April 2018.
  10. Reviewer, 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, The Galadari Hotel, Colombo, 26th to 29th July 2018.
  11. Reviewer, Orations for Annual Congress 2018, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
  12. Reviewer of Abstracts, Annual Scientific sessions 2019, College of Microbiology, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019.

 

MEMBER OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL/ACADEMIC/RESEARCH CONFERENCES

  1. Member, Organizing Committee, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  2. Member, Organizing Committee, 128th Anniversary International Medical congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th -8th July, 2015.
  3. Member, Organizing Committee, 129th Anniversary International Medical congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24th -27th July 2016.
  4. Member, Organizing Committee, 26th Annual Scientific Sessions and 2nd South Asian Melioidosis Congress, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2017.
  5. Member, Organizing Committee, 131st Anniversary International Medical congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26th -29th July 2018.
  6. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Kandy Society of Medicine, The Auditorium, Kadugannawa Training Centre, 24th January 2018.
  7. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint CME Programme with The Asiri Group of Hospitals, The Auditorium, Asiri Surgical Hospital, 28th February 2018.
  8. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Clinical Society Of Diyathalawa Base Hospital, The Auditorium, Base Hospital, Diyathalawa, 27th March 2018.
  9. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Ministry Of Health, Eastern Province in Collaboration with The Base Hospital, Kattankudy, The Auditorium, Base Hospital Kattankudy, 21st May 2018.
  10. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Ministry of Health-North Central Province in Collaboration with Anuradhapura Clinical Society and District Hospital, Kekirawa, The Auditorium, District Hospital, Kekirawa, 30th August 2018.
  11. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Clinical Society of The Ratnapura General Hospital, The Auditorium, Ratnapura General Hospital, 4th September 2018.
  12. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Avissawella Clinical Society, The BOI Auditorium, Free Trade Zone, Avissawella, 16th November 2018.
  13. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Wathupitiwala Clinical Society, The Royal Resort Mandara – Horagolla, Nittambuwa, 24th November 2018.
  14. Co-organizer, One day Conference as a Joint Regional Meeting with The Ruhuna Clinical Society, The Sanaya Mension, Matara, 28th November 2018.

 

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCES

  1. Attendance, Buddhism and Empiricism workshop, Professor Carlo Fonseka, 2004.
  2. Scientific Session organized by Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, German Dermatological Society and The Sri Lanka College of Dermatologist held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2007.
  3. International Symposium on Integrative Research on Monkeys, Man and Malaria, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2nd and 22nd June 2011.
  4. ASEAN congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th-7th March 2014.
  5. International Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2nd April 2015.
  6. Third (3rd) South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME) conference Organized by forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationist, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12th – 15th November 2014.
  7. 129th Anniversary Annual International Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016.
  8. 131st Anniversary Annual International Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
  9. International Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura held at Water's Edge Hotel, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  10. Scientific Sessions of College of Administrators in Sri Lanka, titled Fourth Industrial Revolution, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018.

 

ORGANIZING ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS/GUEST LECTURES

  1. Co-organizer, Symposium titled "Moving towards filariasis free Sri Lanka", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, 19th March 2015.
  2. Co-organizer, Symposium (funded by WHO country office in Sri Lanka) titled "From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, 30th April 2015.
  3. Organizer, Symposium titled "3D view of dengue: Diversity, Developments and Determination to control", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 18th June 2015.
  4. Chief Organizer, Symposium on "One Health concept in controlling antimicrobial resistance" (funded by WHO country office in Sri Lanka), 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th -8th July, 2015.
  5. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Control of rabies; the way forward", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka,30th September 2015.
  6. Co-organizer, Symposium titled "Leishmaniasis; are we ready to combat", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and Centre for Diagnosis, Research & Training of Leishmaniasis, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, held at the auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka on 12th November 2015.
  7. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Next generation sequencing: a boon to infectious diseases research and diagnosis", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 11th December 2015.
  8. Co-organizer, Symposium on "No Zika yet know Zika", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka,14th March 2016.
  9. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Resurfacing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the era of Human Immunodeficeincy Virus (HIV) infection", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 12th May 2016.
  10. Organizer, National stakeholders' meeting on current preventive and surveillance activities with regard to Zika Virus control, The Council Room, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 8th September 2016.
  11. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Viral encephalitis", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 24th November 2016.
  12. Co-organizer, Symposium on tuberculosis titled "Every breath Counts; stop TB now", Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 9th February 2017.
  13. Co-organizer, Symposium on Management Challenges in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome, In collaboration with The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 16th January 2018.
  14. Co-organizer, Symposium on Thrombosis, In collaboration with The Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 20th February 2018.
  15. Co-organizer, Symposium on Update in Sepsis: Quick and Dynamic Approach, In collaboration with The College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists Sri Lanka, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 20th March 2018.
  16. Co-organizer, Symposium on Diagnosis and Management of Common Interstitial Lung Diseases, In collaboration with The College of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 24th April 2018.
  17. Co-organizer, Symposium on Acidosis and Drowsiness; Lessons Learnt from Three Cases and Poisoning by Toxic Alcohols, In collaboration with The Ceylon College of Physicians, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 15th May 2018.
  18. Co-organizer, Symposium on Pyoderma Gangrenosum presenting in an unusual site, In collaboration with The Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 19th June 2018.
  19. Co-organizer, Symposium on Neuro Ophthalmology, In collaboration with The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 21st August 2018.
  20. Co-organizer, Symposium on Diagnosis of Leprosy in the Post Elimination Era, In collaboration with The Fairmed Foundation, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 18th September 2018.
  21. Co-organizer, Symposium on Companionship in Labour; more than companionship, a Respectful Labour Care, In collaboration with The Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 16th October 2018.
  22. Co-organizer, Symposium on Topic: Understanding of medically unexplained symptoms and treatment by psychodynamic approach, In collaboration with The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 20th November 2018.
  23. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Influenza: Be Prepared, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 27th November 2018.
  24. Organizer, Symposium on for Journalists and others on How to Identify Qualified Doctors, Quacks & 'Fake Professors, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 18th December 2018.
  25. Co-organizer, Symposium on Rare encounters – some high pay off situations in general practice, In collaboration with The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 18th December 2018.
  26. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Primary care-centered health services for universal health care: Sri Lanka leading the way", by Professor Mala Rao Senior Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London, a Trustee of Water Aid, UK, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 12th February 2018.
  27. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Inter Professoressional Collaboration in the Healthcare Setting: Lessons Learned from a Case Study on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit", by Dr. Myuri Manogaran Data & Research Analyst, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Visiting Researcher, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 7th March 2018.
  28. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Dual Diagnosis – the mind/body conundrum of addictions" and "Zen, Stigma and Mental Health – a workshop on a dialectical approach to stigma and psychiatry", by Dr. N Yoganathan, College Tutor in Psychiatry (2010-2017), Member, Group Analytic Society International, Consultant Psychiatrist, CNWL & SABP NHS Trusts, UK, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 14th March 2018.
  29. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Swedish Health Care -reflecting democratic values", by Professor Göran Kurlberg, Associate Professor of Surgery, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Visiting Professor, Research Department, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 3rd April 2018.
  30. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH): CKD and Cancer - The Current Evidence and the Possible Implications of Using GBH within the Tea Industry", by Professor Sarath Gunatilake, Professor California State University, Long Beach California, Diplomate, American Board of Occupational Medicine, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 7th June 2018.
  31. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Is the Health System Ready for the Essential Service Package (ESP)?" Can we find evidence for the role of ESP in Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? By Dr. Xavier Modol - Health Systems Expert and Aligning the health system to meet Primary Health Care and UHC objectives by Dr. Susan Sparks – Expert from WHO Headquarters, The ClinMarc, NHSL, Sri Lanka, 8th June 2018.
  32. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "What are Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs)?" How to understand preferences to improve public health, by Dr. Matthew Quaife, Assistant Professor and DCE expert, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, The Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 16th November 2018.