prof-b.m.h.a. banneheke

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  B.M.H.A. Banneheke

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

Associate Professor and Head
Department of Parasitology

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


 

SELF POTRAYAL


I am an associate professor attached to the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS), University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP). I joined as a probationary lecturer in January 2002.

I obtained my basic degree in Medicine (MBBS) from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, then postgraduate qualifications from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and got board certified as a specialist.

Few selected position held or holding currently are given below.

  • Research fellow at University of Kent, the United Kingdom.
  • Lecturer at International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • APW holder/Contractor of the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Sri Lanka.
  • The Country Coordinator of Sri Lanka for Fleming Fund, the United Kingdom.
  • In-Country Coordinator of Sri Lanka (lead) for regional grant of Fleming Fund, the United Kingdom.

As an academic, I have followed numerous medical education and research workshops, done several dozens of publications, held many positions (as President, Secretary, Treasurer etc. including The Editor-in-Chief and the General Secretary position of the Sri Lanka Medical Association) at University, National and International level, won various awards and research grants and organized lot of symposia, workshops at National level and several International conferences.

I have rendered my professional service free to many health campaigns all over the country.

I hold the National Diploma (Final category) in Traditional Kandiyan dancing. I captained the FMS, USJP Medical Faculty Netball team as a student.

I am a self-driven personality. If I were asked to describe myself using three adjectives, I would say "I am Efficient, Hardworking and Multi-talented".

Outside the academic life, I am a busy but caring mother of two teenagers.

As a human being I am a simple, sensitive, honest person who is bold to do the right thing. I try to enjoy things I do, than to do what I enjoy in life. I choose my actions and thoughts based on values rather than on personal gains. I enjoy scrumptious food, trendy clothes, sports, travelling and time spent with good friends.

 

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

 

CAREER PATHWAY AND DEVELOPMENT


CURRENT APPOINMENT

Associate Professor 31st May 2019 to date
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Senior lecturer (grade I) 29th January 2018-30th May 2019
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka


PAST AND CURRENT CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCES FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS

  1. Contractor (CAT-5 (AC) APW holder) to World Health Organization (WHO); for the project on 'Development of the Roadmap for the National Surveillance System on Antimicrobial Resistance in Sri Lanka, WHO Country Office in Sri Lanka, June to November 2017.
  2. Country Coordinator for Sri Lanka, The United Kingdom's Fleming Fund for AMR Surveillance, September 2018-31st May 2019.
  3. In-Country Coordinator for Capturing data on Antimicrobial resistance Patterns and Trends in Use in Regions of Asia (CAPTURA) Project in Sri Lanka (01st October to 31st September 2021); as a consultant to International Vaccine Institute on part time basis

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Lecturer (Grade II) - 29th January 2011 - 28th January 2018
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Lecturer - 01st January 2002 - 28th January 2011
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Lecturer - March 2013 - September 2014
Department of Pathology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (while on leave from USJP)

Research Fellow - Sept 2009 to Oct 2010
School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, the UK (while on study leave from USJP)

Senior House Officer - 01st April 2001 - 31st December 2001
Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Intern Medical Officer - 01st April 2000 - 31st March 2001
General Paediatrics and General Surgery, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

Demonstrator/Clinical Research Assistant - December 1999 - March 2000
Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura


PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS AND WORKSHOP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) PURPOSES

  1. Workshop on Basics of Medical Education, Curriculum revision-IRQUE Project Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 10-11th March 2005.
  2. Workshop on Module Development/USJP New Curriculum, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura-11th May 2005.
  3. The Teacher Training Workshop on Medical English - "Teaching Intelligently? Incorporating multiple intelligence theory into classroom practice"- conducted by the British Council - Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 20th May 2005.
  4. The Teacher Training Workshop on Medical English -Error Correction, Academic Listening and Vocabulary, conducted by the British Council - Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 22nd June 2005.
  5. The Teacher Training Workshop on Medical English: Dialogue Building, Phonology, Phonic Script and Word Stress, conducted by the British Council - Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 13th July 2005.
  6. Workshop on "Assessment Methods and designing an Assessment System for University of Sri Jayewardenepura New Curriculum" by Prof. Margery Davis of University of Dundee - Ceylon Continental Hotel, 4th - 6th August 2005.
  7. Workshop on Phase II Modules, Behavioural Sciences Strand and Community Health Strand of the New Curriculum, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - The Blue Water Hotel , Wadduwa, 8th -10th December 2005.
  8. Workshop on "Finalizing Assessments of the New Curriculum", Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - Hotel Villa Ocean View , Wadduwa, 3rd -4th July 2006.
  9. Workshop on Teaching/Learning Methods - Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 5th September 2006.
  10. Workshop on Occupational Stress Management conducted by the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura-28th January 2007.
  11. Workshop on Web 2.0 Technology for Enhancing Effectiveness of Teaching - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 11th October 2007.
  12. Workshop on Presentation Skills, University of Kent, Canterbury, 30th March 2010.
  13. Workshop on Rapid Reading, University of Kent, Canterbury, 30th March 2010.
  14. Medical Education on Student Seminars - Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, November 2010.
  15. Staff - Student Exchange Programme, a visit by University of Upsala, Sweden, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 17th to 23rd September 2012.
  16. Student Interview Training, Senate Room, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10th April 2013.
  17. Curriculum Review Workshop and Retreat of School of Medicine, Mines Wellness Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6th April 2013.
  18. OSCE Examiner Training Workshop, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16th May 2014.
  19. Facilitation and Process Assessment Workshop, ICE Training Room, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd June 2013 and 5th June 2013.
  20. Workshop on Station Building for Multiple Mini Interviews, 7th June 2013, ICE, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  21. Essay Marking Workshop (by Prof. Brian Furman, University of Strathclyde, UK), International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th July 2013.
  22. Workshop on "Setting MCQs according to Bloom's taxonomy" (by Prof. Brian Furman, University of Strathclyde, UK), International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29th July 2013.
  23. Resource Person, Problem Based Learning (PBL) Facilitation and Process Assessment Workshop, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th to 27th November 2013.
  24. PBL Facilitation Training Workshop 'Post - Test for PBL Facilitators', International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  25. Pre-Conference workshop on "Conducting and Publishing Medical Education Research" at the 3rd Conference of the South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME), 12th November 2014.
  26. Pre-Conference workshop on "Developing Medical Curriculum Towards Genetic Literacy" at the 3rd Conference of the South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME), 12th November 2014.
  27. Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Examiner Training Programme, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  28. Resource person, Curriculum Revision of Allied Health Degree Programmes, University of Peradeniya, 2018.

 

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).
  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.
  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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Banneheke H, Fernandopulle R, Gunasekara U, Barua A, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R. (2016) 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; 9:43-7.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  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.
  14. Hasini Banneheke (2019) A guide to identify nematodes commonly found in human tissue sections in Sri Lanka The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists 2019; 17 (1):85-88 ISSN 1391-930x.
  15. Hasini Banneheke, R.Hall, V.Vasu, F Muhlschlegel (2020) Can metabolically generated CO2 enhance Candida albicans biofilm formation within central venous catheters used in preterm infants?: An in vitro study International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka; 07 (01): http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/ijms/issue/archive

PEER REVIEWED FREE PAPER PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Hemachandra SP, Viduranga SKJ, Gamalath TR, Gunathilaka MDBJ, Vidanapathirana VPL, Meththananda ASS, Banneheke BMHA and Seneviwickrama KLMD (2021) Knowledge and attitudes on prevention of sports injuries among professional male athletes of division A rugby clubs in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 - Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  2. Kaushalya NGH, Menike WMCW, Banneheke BMHA* (2021) Efficacy of three different Giemsa staining procedures for detection of Leishmania amastigotes in slit skin smears, Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 - FAHS, USJ
  3. Banneheke B.M.H.A. and Jayasuriya V (2019) National examination at grade 5 for primary school children in Sri Lanka and its correlates: intelligence, child behaviour and home environment, Ceylon Medical Journal, 64:3
  4. Banneheke, B.M.H.A and Prathapan S (2019) Screening a Sample of at Risk Population for Human Echinoccosis (Hydatid) Infection in Western Province Ceylon Medical Journal, 64:3
  5. Wickremasinghe KATM, Jayakody JASP, Anuranga ARV, Razik A, Namal GAD, Banneheke BMHA and Alagiyawanna AMADK (2019) Factors associated with 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, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 7th February 2019.
  6. Gayana Gunaratna, Shalindra Ranasinghe, Aresha Manamperil, Nishantha Pathirana, Hasantha KP, Renu Wickremasinghe, Nilanthi de Silva, Monica Sooriyaarachchil, Sujai Senarathne, Hasini Bannaheke, Janakie Abeynayake, 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)
  7. 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.
  8. Hasini Banneheke,(2015) 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 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 (PP18).
  10. 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 diarrhoea; a hospital based study (PP 14), Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka,1st-2nd April 2015.
  11. 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.
  12. H Banneheke, DMDEA Gunawardene, V Jayasuriya (2012) Western, ayurvedic and plant extract pediculicides: How effective and safe are they? The Ceylon Medical Journal June 2012; 57(1):50.
  13. Banneheke H, Jayasuriya V,Gunasekara UM, Silva AOLD, Gunasekara MGAM (2012) Pediculosis among school children in Western province schools The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2012; 10 (1):29(OP - 16,30th August 2012).
  14. Banneheke H, Jayasuriya V, Gunawardene DMDEA, Navaratne CJ, De Silva LDGG, Silva WSA (2012) Comparison of the efficacy of pediculicides available in Sri Lanka The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2012; 10 (1):29 (OP - 16,30th August 2012).
  15. 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. "Technology in healthcare and collaboration", Canterbury Centre for health and clinical studies, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Kent, UK.
  16. 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, UK.
  17. 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).
  18. 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. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008; 30 (1)119
  19. 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 2008, Milan, Italy.
  20. Banneheke BMHA, Wickramasinghe Renu, Fernandopulle RC., De Silva LDGG and Fernando SSN (2008).Assessment of viability of Trichomonas vaginalis and comparison of low and high vaginal swabs. The Bulletine of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2008.
  21. Banneheke BMHA, Fernando SSN, Fernandopulle RC, Gunasekara UM, Wickramasinghe Renu (2008) Socio-demographic and reproductive health related factors in Trichomoniasis. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2008.
  22. BMHA Banneheke, DMDEA Gunewardene,MJ Pinidiyapathirage, S Ekanayake, RJ Withana, WDT Thilakarathne (2006) Geohelminthic infection in an estate child population in Sri Lanka ;association with hygienic practises and eosinophil counts. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2006; 4(1):16.
  23. Gunawardena SAW, Chapman KRP, Hidalarachchi WS, H Rajapaksha, MJ Abeyratne, D Pinidiyapathirage, Banneheke BMHA et al (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.
  24. De Alwis NMW, Samaranayake TSP, Wijeratne T and Banneheke BMHA (1998). Problems experienced by inpatients during hospitalization Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Proceeding of the Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  25. Banneheke BMHA (1997) Suicides in Kuliyapitiya area. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997; 54 (1).

 

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.

 

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
    Scabies : 09/07/2015
    Food safety : 23/07/2015
    Dengue mosquito : 06/08/2015
    Pediculosis : 20/08/2015
    House fly : 03/09/2015
    Leishmaniasis : 17/09/2015
    Pin worms : 15/10/2015
    Leeches : 29/10/2015
    Filariasis : 12/11/2015
    Trichomoniasis : 26/11/2015
    Malaria : 07/01/2016

 

WRITING/ PUBLISHING CHAPTERS OF BOOKS AND OR BOOKS

AS AUTHOR

  1. 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.
  2. Hasini Banneheke and Enoka Gunawardene, Unit authors, Parasitology & Entomology I (MLU 2241), Feb 2012.
    Publisher: Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugeogda, Sri Lanka
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Special Senses Module Guide, 2016
    Publisher: Faculty of medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. National Laboratory Manual 2018
    Publisher: Ministry of Health in collaboration with College of Microbiologists
  13. Undergraduate Prospectus for International Students, Office of International Students, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2018.
    Publisher: University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  14. H.A.Banneheke, Enoka Gunawardene, Gaya Ranwaka, Parasitic protozoa and helminths, 2018
    ISBN 978- 955-23-1670-8
    Publisher: Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugeogda, Sri Lanka
  15. H.A.Banneheke, Enoka Gunawardene, C.S.Surige, Laboratory techniques in Medical Parasitology, 2018
    ISBN 978- 955-23-1671-5
    Publisher: Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugeogda, Sri Lanka
  16. Hasini Banneheke, Learning Parasitology through quizzes, 2019.
  17. Hasini Banneheke, Poisonous snakes in Sri Lanka (In Sinhalese for general public), 2021, Godage publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  18. Hasini Banneheke, Advices from a specialist on parasitic infections (In Sinhalese for general public), 2021, Suriya publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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.

 

OTHER RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES


RESEARCH GRANTS

  1. Research title: Profile of micro-organisms with special emphasis on trichomoniasis among patients presenting with leucorrhoea and vaginal discharge
    Funded by: University of Sri Jayewardenepura University Grants 2005, (ASP/06/RE/MED/2005/09)
    Year of the award: (01/01/) 2006
    Principle Investigator: Professor R. Fernandopulle
    Researchers: Dr. Hasini Banneheke, Dr. Neluka Fernando
    Outcome: Research was completed as a requirement for MD in Medical Parasitology. The results were published.
     
  2. Research title: Performances at grade 5 scholarship examination and its correlates; IQ, child behaviour and home environment
    Funded by: University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University grants
    Grant Number: ASA/06/R/MED/2011/14)
    Year of the award: 2011
    Principle Investigator: Dr. Hasini Banneheke
    Researchers: Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya
    Outcome: Research was project completed. The results have been sent for publication.
     
  3. Research Title: Laboratory investigation of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis in children with diarrhoea; a hospital based study
    Principle investigator: Dr. S. Samarasinghe
    Co-researchers: Dr. B.M.H.A. Banneheke
    Research students: RGL Rathnayake, CM Ranchigoda, RG Roshan, S Samarasinghe
    Year of the award: 2015
    Outcome: Research project was completed. The results were published.
     
  4. Research title: Controlled delivery of metronidazole from intra-vaginal polymer matrices for treatment of trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis.
    Principle investigator: Professor Allan Coombes
    Co-researchers: Professor Sivalingam Nalliah, Dr Hasini Banneheke, Dr Li Li Chan
    Year of the award: 2013/14
    Outcome: Research completed. Two undergraduate students completed the research projects as a part of their undergraduate Degree Programme (Medical Biotechnology).
     
  5. Research Title: Controlled delivery of tinidazole from intra-vaginal polymer matrices for the treatment of trichomoniasis
    Principle investigator: Professor Allan Coombes
    Co-researchers: Professor Sivalingam Nalliah, Dr Hasini Banneheke, Dr Li Li Chan
    Year of the award: 2013/14
    Outcome: Research project completed. One undergraduate student completed this research initiative as a pre-requisite to obtain her undergraduate degree (Bio Medical Sciences (Honours). A publication was done in an indexed journal.
     
  6. Research Title: The level of health profession students' preparedness for clinical learning: Perspectives of the supervisors
    Principle investigator: Professor Vishna Devi Nadarajah
    Co-researchers: Dr.Hasini Banneheke, Dr.Srinivasan Ramamurthy, Mrs.Leela Chellamuthu, Dr.Sneha Ravindranath, Dr.Afshan Sameera, Dr.Purushotham Krishnappa, Professor Ray Peterson, Dr.Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Dr.Benny Effendie
    Year of the award: 2013/14
    Outcome: Research project completed. A publication was done in an indexed journal.
     
  7. Research Title: Formulation development and pharmacokinetics of tinidazole for its controlled delivery from intra-vaginal polymer matrices, for the treatment of trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis.
    Principle investigator: Professor Sivalingam Nalliah
    Co-researchers: Professor Allan Coombes, Dr. Hasini Banneheke, Dr. Li Li Chan
    Research students: Suresh Shanmugham
    Year of the award: 2013/14
    Outcome: Research project completed.
     
  8. Research title: "Screening for human Echinococcosis (hydatid) infection among at risk adult human population in Western Province" Funded by: University of Sri Jayewardenepura University grants 2016.
    Grant Number: ASP/01/RE/MED/2016/69
    Year of the award: 2016
    Principle Investigator: Dr.Hasini Banneheke
    Researchers: Dr.Shamini Prathapan, Dr.U.M.Gunasekara
    Outcome: Research project completed.
     
  9. Research Title: Knowledge on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance among field public health midwives (PHMs) and public health inspectors (PHIS) in Sri Lanka
    Principle investigator: Professor Chandanie Wanigatunge
    Co-researchers: Dr. Hemantha Beneragama, Dr. Hasini Banneheke, Dr. Manjula Danansuriya
    Research students: None
    Year of the award: 2017
    Funding agency: World Health Organization, Country office for Sri Lanka.
    Outcome: Research project completed.

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.

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

  1. International collaborative research
    Carl Hyltén-Cavallius1, Hasini Banneheke2, Birger Trollfors3 Filariasis still a cause of human suffering one year after achieving elimination status, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 2017-18
    1Carl Hyltén-Cavallius, MD, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    2Hasini Banneheke, MBBS, PG D/Med Micro, MD (Medical Parasitology), Senior Lecturer,
    3Birger Trollfors, MD, professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
     
  2. Supervision of Research student, Diploma in Laboratory Technology Programme at Open University, Sri Lanka
    Miss.N.G.H. Kaushalya (Reg No: 11734988), project title "Efficacy of three different Giemsa staining procedures for detection of Leishmania amastigotes in slit skin smears", Diploma in Laboratory Technology Programme, Open University, Nawala, Sri Lanka, 2018.
     
  3. Supervisor for undergraduate research projects
    1. Supervisor, Community Medicine undergraduate research projects, MBBS Programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, since 2009 to date.
    2. Supervisor, Undergraduate research projects, BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, since 2012 to date.
    3. Supervisor, Undergraduate research projects, BSc Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, since 2012 to date.
    4. Supervisor, Undergraduate course unit-Literature survey (MLS 2630), 2006/7 (1st) batch BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2009.
    5. Co-supervisor of two undergraduate students in Bachelor of BioMedical Sciences, project titled "Controlled delivery of metronidazole from intra-vaginal polymer matrices for the treatment of trichomoniasis', International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013-2014.
    6. Co-supervisor of undergraduate student in Bachelor of Medical Sciences, project titled'Controlled delivery of tinidazole from intra-vaginal polymer matrices for the treatment of trichomoniasis', International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013-2014.
       
  4. Supervisor for undergraduate research projects
    Co-supervisor of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student in Medical and Health sciences, project titled 'Controlled delivery of microbicides from intra-vaginal polymer matrices for the treatment and prevention of trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis', International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014-2018. (I left the institution in 2014 thus did not continue my supervisory role beyond that as per institution's policy.)

REVIEWER OF POSTGRADUATE THESIS

  1. Reviewer, PhD thesis of Saumya Srivasta titled Identification of novel antigenic proten from Toxoplasma gondii and their in-silico characterization, Department of Laboratory Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, India, June 2019.

REVIEWER OF RESEARCH DEGREES AND GRANTS PROPOSALS

  1. Reviewer, MPhil proposal of Ms.H.M.S.P.Herath on trichomoniasis, (Use of PCR for diagnosis of trichomoniasis and molecular characterization of Trichomonas vaginalis in patients attending Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS Control Programme in Kandy), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  2. Reviewer, Project proposal for University Research Grants 2016,"Implementation of a Tobacco Smoking Cessation Intervention Programme in a per-urban area in Sri Lanka and smokers adherence to non-smoke strategies, Research Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, January 2016.
  3. Reviewer, University Research Grant applications 2018 (phase II), Research Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, February 2018.

ETHICS REVIEWAL OF RESEARCH PROPOSALS

  1. Reviewer, Medical Research Institute Scientific and Ethics approval application 2018, Medical Research Institute, Colombo-8, June 2018.
  2. Reviewer, Medical Research Institute Scientific and Ethics approval application 2019, Medical Research Institute, Colombo-8, December 2019.

REVIEWER OF SCHOLARLY JOURNAL

  1. Reviewer of The Education in Medicine Journal (ISSN 2180-1932) (2012, 2013, 2014)
  2. Reviewer for the journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery (2013)
  3. Reviewer of BMJ Open (2016)
  4. Reviewer of Infectious diseases of poverty (2019)
  5. Reviewer of Family Medicine and Community Health Journal (2021)

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 the 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 to 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. Scientific Session organized by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, German Dermatological Society and The Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists, held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2007.
  11. Developing a protocol for Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, 2nd to 6th September 2013, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  12. 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.
  13. Represented Faculty of Medical Sciences at the workshop"Promoting International Relations in Sri Lankan Universities", International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya, 25th February 2016.
  14. Developed guidelines for chairpersons, judges of scientific conferences, 2018.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH/SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

AS A CHAIRPERSON

  1. 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.
  2. Chairperson- Free Paper Session, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, April 2016.
  3. Chairperson- Free Paper Session-3, 26th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 31st August 2017.
  4. Chairperson- International Health Research Conference, organized by the Ministry of Health, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  5. Chairperson-Guest lecture on Malaria, 131st Anniversary Annual Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  6. Chairperson, Carrier Guidance Seminar, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
  7. Chairperson- 28th Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, August 2019.
  8. Chairperson- International Health Research Conference, organized by the Ministry of Health, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  9. Chairperson- Oral Presentation Session 4, International Conference on Health Research-2019, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 17th to 18th October 2019.
  10. Chairperson- Free Paper Session in  Health Sciences & Nutrition 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), 27th November 2019 from 09.00 am to 10.30 am at Golden Rose Hotel - Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka. 

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 CONFERENCE REVIEWERS OF ORATIONS, ARTICLES/MANUSCRIPTS, FREE PAPERS

  1. Reviewer, Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 - Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2021.
  2. Reviewer, Scientific Session, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  3. Reviewer, 2nd International Conference on multi-disciplinary approach 2015, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  4. Reviewer, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Session 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  5. Reviewer, Academic Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  6. Reviewer, Academic Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  7. Reviewer of manuscript, Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Microbiology, Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  8. Reviewer, Scientific Session, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  9. Reviewer, Academic Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  10. Reviewer, International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, April 2018.
  11. Reviewer, 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, The Galadari Hotel, Colombo, 26th to 29th July 2018.
  12. Reviewer, Orations for Annual Congress 2018, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
  13. Reviewer of Abstracts, Annual Scientific Sessions 2019, College of Microbiology, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  14. Reviewer, International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  15. Reviewer of Abstracts, Annual Scientific Sessions 2020, College of Microbiology, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2020.

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 Mansion, Matara, 28th November 2018.

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCES

  1. 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.
  2. International Symposium on Integrative Research on Monkeys, Man and Malaria, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2st and 22nd June 2011.
  3. ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th-7th March 2014.
  4. Third (3rd) South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME) conference Organized by the Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12th - 15th November 2014.
  5. International Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2nd April 2015.
  6. 129th Anniversary Annual International Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016.
  7. 131st Anniversary Annual International Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
  8. International Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura held at Water's Edge Hotel, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  9. 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, 30thApril 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 Immunodeficiency 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. 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.
  25. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Primary care-centred 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.
  26. Organizer, Guest Lecture on "Inter Professional 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Co-organizer, Symposium on"Novel Coronavirus Infection (nCoV), Wuhan, China: Are we ready to face it?, symposium jointly organized by the Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases & Media Committee of the SLMA, the Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, Thursday 30th January 2020.
  33. Co-organizer, Symposium on "Cosmetics, plastics and processed food: Are we killing ourselves?", symposium organized by the Media Committee of the SLMA, the Auditorium of the SLMA, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, Thursday 20th February 2020.
  34. Organizer, Preparation of effective and good quality MCQs (SBA),Prof.Aloka Pathirana on 27th March 2020 at 3.00pm (online)
  35. Organizer, Conducting online classes using Zoom (organized by staff development Centre), Prof.Hiran Amarasekara on 1st April 2020 9.00am
  36. Organizer, Online teaching tools, Prof.Prasad Jayaweera on 1st April 2020 at 3.00pm
  37. Organizer, Enhance your online teaching and learning - Google Classroom, Prof.Hiran Amarasekara on 2nd April 2020 at 3.00pm
  38. Organizer, Design/Compose and Delivery of Digital Learning Content on Virtual Learning Environments, Prof.Prasad Jayaweera on 9th April 2020 ar 3.00pm
  39. Organizer, MCQs T/F type question preparation for Phase I academics, Prof.Aloka Pathirana on 22nd April 2020 (1pm)
  40. Organizer, MCQs T/F type question preparation for Phase 2 academics, Prof.Aloka Pathirana and Dr.Amaya Ellawala on 29th April 2020 (1pm)
  41. Organizer, Effective online teaching, Dr.Amaya Ellawala on 06th May 2020 (1.30pm - 2.15pm)
  42. Organizer, Google forms for formative assessments and google class room, Prof.Aloka Pathirana on 06th May 2020 (2.15pm onwards)
  43. Organizer, Video Editing for Academic purposes, Prof.Aloka Pathirana on 3rd June 2020 (1.30-2pm)
  44. Organizer, How to voice record your lectures using PowerPoint, Dr. Isha Prematilleke on 3rd June 2020 (2-3.30pm)

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES & CONTRIBUTIONS


TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATES/DIPLOMA COURSES (NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES)

  1. Visiting lecturer, Course for Private Sector Medical Laboratory Technician Education and Certification, National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA)/Sri Lanka Association of Testing Laboratories (SLATL), Sri Lanka, December 2010 to 2012.
  2. Visiting lecturer, Medical Parasitology, Course for Private Sector Medical Laboratory Technician Education and Certification, Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka (2010 -2019).

ASSESSMENTS FOR NON-GRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSES

  1. Examiner/Resource, Parasitology Final Examination, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Ministry of Health, 9th and 11th March 2016.
  2. Examiner, Parasitology and Entomology, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, School for Medical Laboratory Technicians training, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, 14th July and 15th August 2017.
  3. Examiner/Chief Examiner, DLTC course, 2nd year, 1st semester, Diagnostic Microbiology & Parasitology (CLT 3), Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka, 2012-2018.

TEACHING & EVALUATION IN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  1. Medicine (MBBS) undergraduates at,
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda
    • Faculty of Medicine, Galle (External Examiner)
    • Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) (External Examiner)
  2. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.MLS) Programme at,
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda
    • The Open University of Sri Lanka (Visiting Academic)
  3. BSc (Honours) in Nursing Programme at,
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda
    • The Open University of Sri Lanka (Visiting Academic)
  4. Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme at,
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda
    • The Open University of Sri Lanka (Visiting Academic)

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW LEARNING MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • AIR topics-Foundation Course, Semester 2 Haematology system in Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Community medicine disciplines, Medical Undergraduate Programme, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  • Dry laboratory sessions (23 topics-all topics selected for medical curriculum) at Department of Pathology, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2013-2014).
  • Practical plans for wet practicals for BioMedical Sciences Programme, Infections of the Central Nervous System, Practical 04, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  • Facilitator guide for wet practicals for BioMedical Sciences Programme, Infections of the Central Nervous System, Practical 04, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
  • Numerous student handouts for undergraduate programmes in Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy and Human Biology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2002-to date.

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

  1. MD (Medical Microbiology), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2015, 2016.
  2. MD (Medical Parasitology), Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, March 2012, 2014, 2017.
  3. Postgraduate Diploma for MCGP, College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Feb 2017.
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2018.

POST GRADUATE EXAMINATIONS/ASSESSMENTS

  1. Observer, Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, December 2015.
  2. External Examination question provider, MD (Family Medicine), Selection examination for MD in Family Medicine, Board of Study in Family Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2015.
  3. Examiner, Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, December 2016, 2017.
  4. Observer, MD (Medical Parasitology), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, May 2016.
  5. Member, The Parasitology MCQ Core Group, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 9th June 2015 and September 2018.
  6. Examiner, MD (Medical Parasitology), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, January 2019.

NON-TEACHING ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS AT INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

  1. In development of new degree Programmes
    • B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences (2006)
    • BSc. Nursing (2006)
    • B.Sc. Pharmacy (2006)
    • B.Sc. Optometry (2018)
  2. Personal tutor for Medical undergraduate students, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2002-up to date.
  3. Personal tutor for Nursing undergraduate students, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2006-up to date.
  4. Mentor, Undergraduate students in 14 undergraduate Programmes including Medicine/BioMedical Sciences, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Biotechnology, pharmacy etc, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013/14.
  5. Introduced new courses for the Elective Programme for International Students as the first and longest served coordinator of the International Elective Programme, 2009-2017.
  6. Introduced an English course for non-academic staff, 2017.
  7. In curriculum revision (undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes)
    • MBBS Degree Programme, FMS, USJP, 2005-2006.
      • Committee member, Committee for the development of Reproductive System Module phase 2 -New Curriculum, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2005-2013.
      • Committee member, Committee for the development of Neuroscience Module phase 1-New Curriculum Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2005.
      • Convener (part time) of the Committee for the development of Neuroscience Module phase 1-New Curriculum Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2005.
    • MBBS Degree Programme, IMU, Malaysia, 2013-2014.
    • Parasitology curriculum revision as the convener of the module committee, 2015.
    • BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences as the Unit Coordinator in Medical Parasitology, 2015-2016.
    • Contribution to planning and development as a member of curriculum review committee for postgraduates, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2015.
  8. Special contribution as an academic to excising programmes
    • As the Chairperson of Special Senses Module in Phase 2 (2014 -August 2017)
    • As the Chief Examiner for CA 11 for phase 2
    • As a member, Core group for MCQs 2nd MBBS Part 1 and Part 2
    • As a supervisor, Family attachment assignment- Phase 2, Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Programme, MBBS Programme- Since 2009 to date every year
    • As a supervisor, Portfolio review- Phase 2, Personal and Professional Development (PPD) stream, MBBS Programme- Since 2012 to date every year.
    • Resource person, Student Seminar on Presentation skills, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2009.
    • As a supervisor, Research project- Phase 2, Community Medicine, MBBS Programme- Since 2009 to date every year.
    • Supervisor for Technical Skills Module of BSc MLS Programme, 2016, 2017, 2018.
    • As a resource person/supervisor, Community Based Medical Learning (CBML)- Phase 2, Family Medicine, MBBS Programme-2015, 2017.
    • As a member of Phase 2 Academic Committee (2014 - August 2017)
    • Module coordinator, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (BBT 2128), Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme in Medical Biotechnology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
    • Module coordinator, Infectious Disease Outbreaks (BCP2362), Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chiropractic Programme, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
    • Module coordinator, Nutritional Epidemiology (selective) (BBS2359c), Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme in BioMedical Science, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  9. Member of 'Action plan for Department of Parasitology', 2016.
  10. Member of Medical Museum Working group, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  11. Resource person, Student Seminar on Presentation skills, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2009.
  12. Resource person, Soft skills Development Programme in Professional and Personal Development (PPD) Stream for Undergraduates in Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2006, 2007, 2012.

ACADEMICCONTRIBUTIONS AS A RESOURCE PERSON AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

  1. Resource person, Workshop for developing the New Curriculum of Biology Stream leading to General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), National Institute of Education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
  2. Resource person for "Jeewaka Arana"(Health Education Programme) on "Vidula FM" (National Educational channel) of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation (National radio station with island wide coverage) in 2010. (Announcer- then medical student, now Dr.Chinthaka, Chairman Mr. Hudson Samarasinghe.
  3. Resource Person, a lecture on "Sexually Transmitted Infections and its Prevention", theme seminar of Science day. Saranath Maha Vidyalaya, Kuliyapitiya, 10th October 2012.
  4. Resource person, Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation and process assessment workshop, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th to 27th November 2013.
  5. Resource person, Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation and process assessment workshop, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd to 5th September 2014.
  6. Resource person (Title: Emerging and re-emerging infections), Joint Regional Meeting of Sri Lanka Medical Association with Hill Country Clinical Society, District General Hospital, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, 9th of March 2015. 
  7. Resource person, Postgraduates Diploma leading to MCGP (Member of College of General Practitioners), College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, in February 2017.
  8. Resource person, Continuous Medical Education (CME) seminar on Toxoplasmosis, Organized by College of Microbiologists, National Hospital, Sri Lanka, December 2017.
  9. Resource person, Curriculum Revision of Allied Health Degree Programmes, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  10. Resource person, Certificate course on "Basics in Health Management" for Post-Intern Medical Officer, Organized by the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka, Kukuleganga Army Resort, Kalutara, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  11. Resource person, Control of Parasitic Infections (filariasis, malaria and leishmaniasis), Charana Channel of PeoTV, recorded at Vedasa Medical Exhibition, Dec 2018.
  12. Speaker, on"Diarrhoeal pathogens Isospora / Crytosporidium parvum" in the symposium on "Transplant associated parasitic diseases in Sri Lanka: Challenges in diagnosis and treatment" at the 29th Annual Scientific Sessions of the  Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists (SLCM) "Facing the challenges of Multidrug Resistance"held atLionel Memorial Auditorium of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) from 13th  and 14th August 2020.

 

MANAGERIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES


POSITIONS HELD AT FACULTY/UNIVERSITY

  1. Medical Faculty Representative of University Sports Advisory Board, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2005-2009, 2011-2013, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20.
  2. Coordinator, Elective Program for International Students, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2006-2009, 10th May 2012-2013, 14th October 2014-May 2018.
  3. Treasurer, Alumni Association, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2008-2009.
  4. Assistant Secretary, Faculty of Medical Teachers' Association, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2010.
  5. Convener and member of Faculty of Medical Sciences Web committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, May 2012-March 2013.
  6. Convener, Social Events Committee, Annual Scientific Sessions, Research Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012.
  7. Club Advisor-Netball, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013- 2014.
  8. Chairperson/Special Senses Module of Phase 2 Curriculum for Undergraduates in Medicine, 2014-August 2017.
  9. Secretary, Learning Management System and Information Technology (LMS & IT), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, October 2015- August 2017.
  10. Secretary, Staff Development Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 16th August 2016-August 2017.
  11. Senior treasurer, Buddhist Society of Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, June 2016-March 2021.
  12. Vice President, Faculty of Medical Teachers' Association, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015/16.
  13. President, Faculty of Medical Teachers' Association, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017.
  14. Director, Office for International Students, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017-to date.
  15. Co-chairperson, Media and Publicity Committee of Vedasa Medical Exhibition, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2018.
  16. Chief Organizer-Back to Faculty event (my concept executed, the first ever such event in the history of Medical Faculty and was organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary),, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2018.
  17. Secretary, Staff Development Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, January 2020-February 2021.
  18. Member, Learning Management System and Information Technology (LMS & IT) Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, April 2020-January 2021.
  19. Medical Faculty Representative-Carrier Guidance Unit, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, since 9th June 2020-January 2021.
  20. Chairperson, Technical Evaluation Committee-Computer and Audio Visual Equipment- Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 30.04.2020-29.04.2021.

COMMITTEE MEMBER OF FACULTY/UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES/BOARDS/PANELS

  1. Committee Member, Faculty of Medical Teachers' Association, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2010/11 (Assistant Secretary), 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Vice President), 2017 (President), 2018/19 (Ex-officio).
  2. Member, Panel of Judges, Carrier Guidance Unit, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    1. 2nd Annual Jayewardenepura Employability Skills Award, 2016.
      • First round interviews, for Medical Sciences Stream
      • Best Team Player interviews
      • Second Round Interviews for Medical Sciences Stream
      • Final round interviews for Medical Sciences Stream
    2. 3rd Annual Jayewardenepura Employability Skills Award, 2017
      • First round interviews for Medical Sciences Stream
    3. 4th Annual Jayewardenepura Employability Skills Award, 2018
      • First round interviews, for Medical Sciences Stream
      • Final round interviews for Medical Sciences Stream
    4. 5th Annual Jayewardenepura Employability Skills Award, 2019
      • Second round interview of JESA 2019
  3. Member, Staff Update Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2002.
  4. Member, Phase IV Building Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011-2012.
  5. Member, Research Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011-2013.
  6. Member, Technical Evaluation Committee-Furniture & Equipment, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011-2013.
  7. Member, Medical Museum working group, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013- 2014.
  8. Member, phase II academic committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2014- August 2017.
  9. Member, Tender Board and Technical Evaluation Committee for control activities against bed bugs in student hostels, University of Sri Jayewardenepura , appointed on 27/03/2015, 2015 to date.
  10. Member, Tender Board and Technical Evaluation Committee for control activities against termites in University premises, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, appointed on 08/06/2015.
  11. Member, Committee for the development of Faculty Corporate Plan 2016-2020, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, appointed on 11th September 2015.
  12. Member, Student Welfare Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, October 2015-July 2016.
  13. Member, Library Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, December 2015, May 2016-August 2017.
  14. Member, advisory board, Arts Circle, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, February 2020- March 2021.

POSITIONS/COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS HELD AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

  1. Committee Member, Medical Education Committee of Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  2. Committee Member, Media Committee of Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, 2007-2009.
  3. Council member of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist-01/11/2012-03/03/2013.
  4. Secretary, Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo-07, Sri Lanka, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  5. The Editor-in-Chief, Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter, 2016.
  6. Assistant Secretary/Council Member of Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  7. Member, Organizing Committee, Health Run and Walk-June 2016, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  8. Committee Member, Working committee to end AIDS 2030 (2016).
  9. Council Member, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  10. Consultant to WHO country office in Sri Lanka, 2017.
  11. Member, Management and Housing Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, 2017-2018.
  12. Honorary General Secretary, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  13. Member, Expert Committees of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, 2018 (on Ex-officio basis).
    • Ethics Committee
    • FERCSL Committee
    • Health Care Quality
    • Health Innovations, Research and Practice Hub Committee
    • Health Management Committee
    • Media Committee
    • Medicinal Drugs Committee
    • Non-Communicable Diseases Committee
    • Prevention of Road Traffic Crashes Committee
    • Palliative & End of Life Care Task Force Committee
    • Research Evaluation Committee
    • Snake Bite Committee
    • Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Committee
    • Women's Health Committee
  14. Member of all standing Committees (as given below) except Audit Committee (05) of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, 2018.
    • Ceylon Medical Journal
    • Ethics Review Committee
    • Honours Committee
    • Housing, Management and Finance Committee
    • Sri Lanka Clinical Trial Registry (SLCTR)
  15. Member, Orations Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  16. Secretary, Media Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo- 07, Sri Lanka, Dec 2018 to date.
  17. Country Coordinator for Sri Lanka, Fleming Fund of The United Kingdom, September 2018 to 31st May 2019.
  18. Member, Health Innovations, Research and Practice Hub Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2018-2019.
  19. Member as a representative from Medical Sciences (non-head, non-professor), Senate, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, December 2018 to date.
  20. Member, Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2018-to date until 2021.
  21. Member, Research Evaluation Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2018-2021.
  22. Representative of the Sri Lanka Medical Association for Annual Scientific meetings of the Chinese Medical Association, Beijing, China, 26th to 27th January 2018.
  23. Representative of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Special Stakeholder meeting on National Malaria Strategic Plan 2018-2022, Anti Malaria Campaign, 4th April 2018.
  24. Member, Organizing Committee, Health Run and Walk-June 2018, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  25. Council Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  26. Chief of Organizing Committee, Health Run and Walk-June 2019, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  27. Member, Panel of Judges, Sri Lanka Health and Wellbeing Award for Corporate Sector in Sri Lanka, (A project by Japanese Export and Trade Organization (JETRO), 2018/19.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Life member, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), since 06th May 2005.
  2. Life member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), since 06th June 2005.
  3. Life member, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist (SLCM), since 2005.
  4. Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), since 2011.
  5. Associate Member (Membership Number: 535), Malaysian Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, June 2014 to June 2015.

 

CREATIVE WORK


CREATIVE ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN NEWSLETTERS AND NEWSPAPERS

  1. Hasini Banneheke, Reliving, Revealing and Relieving; A reflection by the Honorary Secretary of the SLMA on the SLMA Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter August 2018, Vol.11(08), 23-24.
  2. Hasini Banneheke Sentiments from the Honorary Secretary 2018, Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter December 2018, Vol.11 (12), 04-05.

OTHER CREATIVE WORK

  1. Art Work-Flyers
    • Advertising flyers and posters for 'Chariofair' exhibition at International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
    • Flyer for workshop on 'Human Toxoplasmosis: Diagnosis and Treatment- 2017' for Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2017.
    • Draft flyers used initially for circulation and meetings the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Health Run and Walk-2018 (Not used for the main event).
    • Flyers (Sinhala and English) for media workshop titled "How to identify Qualified Doctors, Quacks & 'Fake Professors', Media Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2019.
    • Vedasa Medical Exhibition advertising flyers (Sinhala and English) for LED boards, social media wallpapers on desktop and on mobile phones, roadside posters, indoor advertising flyers etc. (Created using ideas and images given by me and under my guidance by a 4th year USJP medical student Mr.Osanda Chathuranga. Activity was supervised by Dr.Sajith Edirisinghe-convener of the Committee).
    • Back to Faculty event advertising flyers, social media wallpapers on mobiles phones, (Created under my guidance by Mr.Walallawita) and designing of the T-shirt (Created under my guidance by a 4th year USJP medical student Mr.Osanda Chathuranga).
       
  2. Art Work-Designing Book Covers
    • Book cover for International Elective Students' Guide, First edition (e-book), 2012.
    • Book cover for International Elective Students' Guide, Second edition (e-book), 2016.
    • Prospectus of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Course for International Elective Students, First edition, 2016.
    • Book cover for Special Senses Module Book for Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017.
    • Draft book cover for Student hand book: Elective Programme for International Visiting Medical Students, Third edition, 2017 (not used for final printing).
    • Book cover for Learning Parasitology through quizzes, 2019.
       
  3. Designing web pages
    • Web page for the International Elective Programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012.
    • Web page for the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012.
  4. Blog page
    I started and maintained a blog page in September 2009 to help doctors going for foreign training to United Kingdom. I had to take lot of effort and trouble to get my documents ready and get visa and other logistics arranged. Thus this was created to help others who had to go through the same. There are over 120 doctors who used the blog.
    http://doctortrainingabroad.blogspot.com/
     
  5. Art Work-Designing report Covers
    • Final Technical Report on Development of the Roadmap for the National Surveillance System of Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka, Nov 2017. (2 designs).
    • National Science Foundation Reports (IPSAT) by the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018.
       
  6. Cultural performances at Doctors' concert of the SLMA
    Dancing and Singing at the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Doctors' Concert, 2003, 2016, 2018.

 

OTHER SKILLS


  • Proficient in MS office Packages, Endnote (referencing software), SPSS (statistical software), online teaching tools (zoom, google classroom, webex, google meet, google hangout meetings, messenger chat room etc), video editing using software
  • Sports - Represented school and medical faculty netball teams. Won Island school level awards and certificates. Captained the Medical Faculty Netball team.
  • Dancing - Holder of National Diploma (Final level) in Traditional (Kandiyan) dancing and singing. Performed at the annual variety fair show in school, Medical Faculty, hospitals and Sri Lanka Medical Association and also participated in stage play. Won on many occasions the best Dancer/ dancing group awards at all island school events. I have been in theatre and drama since school and university. Acted in several public stage performances and episodes of comedy series telecast over National Television in Sri Lanka.

OTHER SOCIAL AND VOLUNTARY SERVICES

  1. Rendered service in island wide basis by involving in health campaigns and health educational programmes.
    • HIV/ AIDS control Programme, organized by Salvation Army, 2002, 2003.
    • Health clinics at pre-schools, schools and elderly homes organized by Salvation Army, 2002, 2003.
    • Health clinics for school children and public organized by Lions clubs, school interact clubs, non-profitable organizations, charities and Interact clubs of schools since 2001 to date.
  2. Awarded a scholarship to a medical student via Welfare Committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2007.

 

PERSONAL DETAILS IN BRIEF


  • Born on 13th February 1972
  • Married to Dr.Upul Gunasekara
  • Mother of two kids (17 and 18 years old)