Prof.  Indrakumar

Prof. Indrakumar

Senior Professor
Department of Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4300     
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  • Tamil book titled "Iruthayaneya walkaiku oru walikatti" (A guide to a heart friendly life) 2009
  • Extended Matching Questions for Medical Students - a new format MCQ introduced to the new Medical Curriculum of FMS USJP, 2009
  • ECG Problems for medical students - A problem based ECG learning for medical students and junior doctors. 2009
  • Guidelines on Management of Lipid disorders in Sri Lanka - I was the Project coordinator, co author and co-editor. 2005




  • Co-Editor of Journal published for Annual Academic Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 28th, 29th July 2000.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians during 2006-2009




  • Planning, designing, script writing, acting/demonstrating and editing - Teaching video on "Examination of the Cardiovascular system" in 2004.
  • Designed/Constructed a lesson on "Chest Pain in General Practice" for Distance Education Programme for the Diploma in Family Medicine.




  • General internal Medicine with a special interest in Cardiovascular Medicine




  1. Management of Infective Endocarditis. J. Indrakumar. Sri Lanka Prescriber, September-December 2002, Volume 10, No 3 and 4
  2. Teaching communication skills to medical undergraduates at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. S T Kathriarachi, I K Wimalaratne, M S A Perera, J. Indrakumar. Sri Lanka Family Physician 2000;Vol 23:1:26-31.
  3. A Modified HPLC method for routine laboratory measurement of total homocysteine. P P R Perera, J. Indrakumar. Vidyo.J.Sc Vol 12. No 1,2004
  4. Use of Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular complications among diabetic patients. Sri Lanka Family Physician. 2007, 28.65-66. J. Indrakumar, Digamma M.C, Jayaratne S.D.
  5. Pre-hospital management of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Sri Lanka Family Physician. 2007, 27, 90-91. Indrakumar J. Dedigama M.C. Dissanayake A.S.
  6. "Glycaemic status of patients with acute coronary syndrome on admission" accepted for publication in Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care. 2009, Volume 1. MGCP Marasinghe, Indrakumar J
  7. Prevalence of Anemia among patients with heart failure in University Medical Unit Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Accepted for publication in Sri Lanka Family Physician. 2008 J. Indrakumar. M.C. Dedigama.
  8. Two patients with co-infection of chikungunya and dengue. J Indrakumar, T Kumanan. Sri Lanka Family Physician 2006;27.1:45-46
  9. Nosocomial infective endocarditis due to retained guide wire. N Weerasuriya, J Indrakumar, K V Kamaladasa, U C L Hewage. Ceylon Medical Journal 2002; 47.4:141-142
  10. Management of severe sepsis. T Kumanan, J Indrakumar. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2008/09, 40, 22-24.
  11. An unusual presentation of hypothyroidism. J Indrakumar, M G C P Marasinghe, M Ekanayake, S B Gunatilleka. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2008/09, 40, 25-26.
  12. An unusual initial presentation of a patient with atrial myxoma. J. Indrakumar, M.N.M Rushdie, S.B. Gunatilake (Accepted for publication for the next issue of Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine).
  13. Clinical Profile and Psychological effects of Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Suburban teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. J. Indrakumar, N. Sandakumari, P.P.R Perera, S. Kathriarachchi. Sri Lankan Family Physician 2009 -2010 ;30,1, 46-49
  14. Uncommon Presentation of hypereosinophilic syndrome. J Rajkanna, J Indrakumar, S Kamaladasa, C C Kariyawasam. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2009; 54, 3:96-97
  15. "The role of a clinical teacher in the context of changing medical education in Sri Lanka". J Indrakumar. S B Gunatilake. Galle Medical Journal 2010; 15, 1, 25-27.
  16. An Uncommon complication of Salmonella A Infection. Dr S Subasinghe, Dr J Indrakumar. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55, 2:56-57.
  17. Study on factors affecting safe motherhood Dr Mrs U M N K Ranawaka, Dr P Wijegunaratne, Dr J Indrakumar 1994 - UNICEF grant Department of Community Medicine NCMC (published only as a report to UNICEF)
  18. Hyperdense middle artery sign. S B Gunatillake, M Ekanayake, J Indrakumar. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55, 2:58-59
  19. Hyperhomocystienaemia and ischaemic heart disease in Sri Lanka: more a problem in the young than elderly? P P R Perera, A R W ickramasinghe, J Indrakumar, H Peiris. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 2010; 53, 1 and 2, 15-21
  20. Acute staphylococcal endocarditis following dengue haemorrhagic fever. Samarasinghe H D, Indrakumar J, Gunatillake S B. Galle Medical Journal 2012;Vol 17:No 2:33-34
  21. Resolution of clinical and MRI abnormalities in osmotic demyelination syndrome - do corticosteroids have a potentially beneficial therapeutic effect? H Gunasekera, J Indrakumar. Sri Lanka Journal of Neurology, 2012, 1, 43-44.
  22. Streptokinase in STEMI: ninety minute ECG for ST resolution; experience in an acute medical unit. Padmalal Gurugama, Ann Thushara Matthias, Jeyanthi Rajakanna. Thambiah Kandeepan, J Indrakumar, Saman B Gunatilake. Jounal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2012, Vol 43. Nos1&2, 32-36
  23. Competency of final year medical students in ECG interpretation-an experience of a medical school in South Asia. Matthias, Anne Thushara ; Indrakumar, J.
  24. Asian Student Medical Journal; 2013, Vol.13 issue 6, p 1
  25. Factors influencing self-management of Diabetes Mellitus; a review article. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan , J. Indrakumar, J. Joseph. Journal of Diabetology, October 2013; 3:1.
  26. Electrocardiogram artifact caused by rigors mimicking narrow complex tachycardia: a case report. Anne Thushara Matthias, Jegarajah Indrakumar BMC Research Notes.2014, 7:80. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1756-0500-7-80




Local Presentations

  1. Pseudocushings : Disease, nondisease or nonsense? J Indrakumar, D J S Fernando SLMA academic sessions March 20-24 1996
  2. The use of lower molecular weight heparin in haemodialysis. J. Indrakumar, M I Mujaheith, S. Rajapaksa, Wijaya Ransi. Ceylon College of Physicians annual academic sessions 1996. Won Wijerama award for best paper.
  3. Pre hospital and early hospital delays in the Management of ST elevation Myocardial infarction (STEMI); An observational study. A S Dissanayake, J Indrakumar, M Dedigama, S D Jyaratne. Ceylon College of Physicians annual academic sessions 2005
  4. Carotid artery disease in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting(CABG). E S Wijewickrema, J Indrakumar. Sri Lanka Medical Association academic sessions 2006
  5. Relation of blood groups to dengue haemorrhagic fever susceptibility. C J P Ponnamperuma, N Wijesuriya, J Indrakumar, S C P Ratnayake, D J S Fernando. Sri Lanka Medical Association academic sessions 2002.
  6. Calcium channel blockers causing lower limb oedema. Is it common? J Indrakumar, C J S Jayamaha, C A A Hewamadduma, N M W de Alwis, N Weerasooriya, C Jayawarne, K Edirisinghe. Sri Lanka Medical Association academic sessions 2002.
  7. An Unusual Presentation of a case of Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Kariyawasam CC, Indrakumar J, Wijesiriwardena IS. 25th annivasary academic sessions Postgraduate institute of Medicine
  8. Unstable angina/Non ST elevation myocardial infarction: experience in a general medical unit. M H De S Jayawardena, C Jayawardena, S Skanthan, N M De Alwis, J Indrakumar. Sri Lanka Medical Association 2002
  9. Risk factor awareness among patients with ischaemic heart disease. T S P Samaranayaka, J Indrakumar, D H Gunawardena, D J S Fernando. Sri Lanka Medical Association 2002
  10. Multiple Sclerosis - Case reports (poster presentation). S.B Gunatilaka, J. Indrakumar, A. Rasanayagam, P D P Siriwardena. 3rd Annual Academic Sessions of Association of Sri Lankan Neurologist, November 2009.
  11. Glutathione peroxidase and severity of ischaemic heart disease in a cohort of Sri Lankan People. Perera P P R, ChandrasenaL G, Indrakumar J, Peiris H. Awarded a special prize in cardiology Sri Lanka Medical Association academic sessions October 2010.
  12. Myocardial perfusion with streptokinase: ninety minute ECG for ST resolution. Gurugama N P, Matthias T, Kandeepan T, Indrakumar. J, Gunatillake S B. Poster Presentation, Sri Lanka Medical Association 124th annual academic sessions June 2011.
  13. Expenses incurred by medical inpatients at tertiary care state sector hospital: Is the Government doing enough? Sri sanjeevan S, Gunawardena H L D, Mahanama A S G G, Nishanthi T, Ruksha S, Tennakoon, H K, Weerasekera, K D H D, Wijesuriya, M W A B, Indrakumar J, Senaratne H C V. Poster Presentation, Sri Lanka Medical Association 124th annual academic sessions June 2011.
  14. Perception on medical professionalism among final year medical students. Pathirana A U, Iyashwarya M V, Ranasinghe I R, Wickramanayaka, G E, Indrakumar J. Poster presentation. Annual Scientific sessions 2012 Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura.


International Presentations

  1. Left atrial appendage visualization using tissue harmonic imaging. M Norton, J Schuster, T Zaglavara, B Cumberledge, C Cummins, C Plummer, J Indrakumar, A Kenny. Cardiology Department Freemen Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. British Society of Echocardiography. 8th annual and scientific meeting October 1999 (poster presentation)
  2. Electrocardiogram of the apprentice professional soccer player. Association of North of England Physicians of Region 1. July 1999 J Indrakumar, M Norton, T Zaglavara, T Irvin, C Plummer, A Kenny
  3. Ventricular wall thickness and harmonic imaging. M Norton, T. Irvine, C.Cummins, J Scuster. B. Cumberledge. T. Zaglavara, J Indrakumar, A Kenny
  4. Harmonic imaging improves inter-observer agreement during stress Echocardiography. M Norton, T. Irvine, C. Cummins, J. Scuster. B. Cumberledge. T. Zaglavara, J Indrakumar, A Kenny