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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  Renu Wickremasinghe

Prof. Renu Wickremasinghe PhD

Professor of Parasitology
Department of Parasitology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2801028     Mobile : +94 77 7571821
E-mail : renuwick@sltnet.lk, renuwick@sjp.ac.lk


 

HONOURS AND AWARDS


 

  1. Awarded a WHO grant October 1988 - January 1989, Department of Pathology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Awarded a WHO grant. 1992-1993. Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. Awarded first prize in the category of Post-graduate Research papers at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - Students Scientific Session 2000
  4. Awarded first place for best oral presentation at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2008 for the paper on "Genetic polymorphism on Pvmsp-3α and Pvcs genes in Palsmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka" by Manamperi A, Fernando D, Mahawithanage S, Wickremasinghe R, Bandara A, Wellawatta C, Hapuarachchi C, Abeyewickreme W, Wickremasinghe AR (2008)
  5. Awarded best paper for the EM Wijerama award at the annual academic sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2008 for the paper on "Proportion of infection and clinical features of Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium parvum infections among selected group of immunocompramized patients" by Gunawardene DMDEA, Priyadharshana GDPK, Prathapan S, Wickremasinghe R, Ekanayake S.
  6. Presidential Research Award for 2003 for Cognitive performance at school entry of children living in malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97: 161-165 by Fernando Deepika, Wickremasinghe Renu, Mendis KN and Wickremasinghe AR.
  7. Presidential Research Award for 2008 for an indigenous case Plasmodium ovale infection in Sri Lanka. Am. J Trop. Med and Hyg. 78 (2) 206-207. Wickremasinghe Renu, Galapaththy GNL, Fernando WAP, De Monbrison F, Mendis KN, Picot S, Ringwald P, Wickremasinghe AR.
  8. Awarded the Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine 2011 for the paper on "Extended surveillance for malaria in the Eastern and Northern provinces of Sri Lanka through focused laboratory diagnostic services" by Fernando SD, Abeysinghe RR, Galappaththy GNL, Wickremasinghe R, and Wijeyaratne P.
  9. Awarded Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine 2013 for the paper on "Meeting challenges of microscopic diagnosis in malaria surveillance under field conditions in Sri Lanka" by Fernando SD, Ihalamulla RL, Tillekeratne J, Wickremsinghe R, Wijeyaratne P, de Silva NL, Premaratne R.
  10. NRC Merit award 2013 for the paper titled "Ranasinghe S, Wickremasinghe R, Munasinghe A, Hulangamuwa S, Sivanantharajah S, Seneviratne K, Bandara S, Athauda I, Navaratne C, Silva O, Wackwella H, Matlashewski G, Wickremasinghe Renu (2013). Cross-Sectional Study to Assess Risk Factors for Leishmaniasis in an Endemic Region in Sri Lanka Am J Trop Med Hyg. 89(4):742-749.
  11. Obtained the Support Scheme for Supervisors of Research Degrees (SUSRED) award for 2015
  12. University Research Awards 2014, in recognition of the contribution of full articles/s published in a referred journal (index journal). November 2015
  13. University Research Awards 2015, in recognition of the publishing research papers in indexed (SCI, SSCI/AHCI) journals. October 2016
  14. Presidential Research Award for 2014 for Wen Wei Zhang WW, Ramasamy G, McCall1 LI, Haydock A, Ranasinghe S, Abeygunasekara P, Sirimanna G, Wickremasinghe Renu, Myler P, Matlashewski G (2014). Genetic Analysis of Leishmania donovani Tropism Using a Naturally Attenuated Cutaneous Strain. PLOS Pathogens. 10: (7)
  15. Presidential Research Award for 2014 Wickremasinghe Renu, Fernando SD, Thillekaratne Janani, Wijeyaratne PM, Wickremasinghe AR, (2014) Importance of active case detection in malaria elimination programme. Malaria Journal. 13:186
  16. Presidential Research Award for 2014 Fernando SD. Ihalamulla RL. Wickremasinghe Renu, de Silva NL, Thilakarathne JH, Wijeyaratne P Premaratne RG (2014). Effects of modifying the World Health Organization standard operating procedures for malaria microscopy to improve surveillance in resource poor settings Malaria Journal 2014, 13:98
  17. Presidential Research Award for 2014 Kaneko A, Chaves LF, Taleo G, Kalkoa M, Isozumi R, Wickremasinghe R, Perlmann P, Takeo S, Tsuboi T, Tachibana S, Kimura M, Björkman A, Troye-Blomberg M, Tanabe K, Drakeley C (2014). Characteristic Age Distribution of Plasmodium vivax Infections after Malaria Elimination on Aneityum Island, Vanuatu. Infection and Immunity 82(1):243.
  18. Certificate of merit for the presentation on "Fernando DAN, Munagama CL, Samarasinghe SM, Perera YACP, Edirisinghe LMAC, Jayatilake D, Wickremasinghe R, Prathapan S (2017). Knowledge regarding lymphedema in the community and compliance to limb care in lymphedema patients in selected clinics of Colombo district. Proceedings of the National Undergraduate Research Symposium. National Science and Technology Commission

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED


 

Completed

 

  1. Immunopathology of malaria - Funded by UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) 1994 USD 10,000
  2. To assess the therapeutic efficacy of Anti-malarial drugs for uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax malaria in Sri Lanka -Funded by UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). 2002 Rs. 477,500.00
  3. To assess the therapeutic efficacy of Chloroquine and SP for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Sri Lanka -Funded by UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). 2002 Rs. 680,200.00
  4. Plasmodium vivax relapse pattern in Sri Lanka following a 5-day treatment with primaquine - Funded by the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka 2004 Rs. 592,343.00
  5. Comparison of the prevalence of Toxoplams gobdi, strongyloides stercoralis and cryptosporidium parvum infections in a selected group of immunocompramised patients with that the normal population - Funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2006 Rs 357,707.40
  6. Antibody testing in a sample clinically diagnosed and laboratory confirmed malaria patients to assess the accuracy of diagnosis - Funded by the Global Fund for the elimination of Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and GFATM 2010 Rs 400,715.00
  7. Detection of Leishmania donovani in clinical samples using DNA based techniques in Sri Lanka. Funded by the National Research Council 2009 Rs. 2,964,800.00
  8. Detection of Leishmania antigen in cutaneous leishmaniasis skin lesions using a rapid diagnostic test kit - Funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2014 Rs. 416,600.00

 

 

On Going

 

  1. A sero-epidemiological study to provide supportive evidence to establish malaria elimination in Sri Lanka 2016 - funded by the National Research Council Sri Lanka Rs. 5,900,000.00
  2. A sero-epidemiological study to provide supportive evidence to establish malaria elimination in Sri Lanka 2016 - Funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2017 Rs. 1,450,000.00
  3. Evaluation of a community based intervention to re-orient parasitological screening for malaria during prevention of re-introduction phase 2017 - Funded by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka Rs. 1,593,093.00

 

 

TRAINING OF SCIENTISTS


 

Completed

 

  1. Dr. Chanaki Amaraunge PhD (2004) Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Thesis title "The investigation into merozoite surface protein - 1 vaccination in a natural simian host-parasite system"
  2. Dr. R S K Perera PhD (2005) Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Thesis title "Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cytokine profile in severe and complicated malaria patients in Sri Lanka"
  3. Dr. DMDEA Gunawardene MD (2009), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. Thesis titled "A comparative study of the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium parvum infections in the healthy and imunocompramized"
  4. Dr. BMHA Banneheke MD (2009). Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. Thesis titled "Evaluation of diagnostic techniques for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis infections in two selected groups of females
  5. Dr. PHKIS Ranasinghe PhD (2014). University of Sri Jayewardenepura Thesis title "Detection of Leishmania donovani in clinical samples using DNA based techniques in Sri Lanka"
  6. Ms. L.D.G.D. De Silva - MSc. (2016) Project titled "Detection of leishmania antigen in a cutaneous leishmaniasis skin lesions using rapid diagnostic test kit"
  7. Ms. W.M.C.W Menike - MSc. (2017) Project titled "Prevalence of anti-leishmania antibodies among pat ients in a renal unit in a cutaneous leishmaniasis endemic area in Sri Lanka"

 

Currently supervising 4 candidates reading for MD (Parasitology), MD (Community Medicine) and 2 MPhils in Parasitology

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe R, Herath HDB, Fernando SD (2017). Should chemoprophylaxis be a main strategy for preventing re-introduction of malaria in highly receptive areas? Sri Lanka a case in point Malaria Journal. 16:102
  2. Banneheke, H, Fernandopulle, R, Gunasekara, U, Barua, A, Fernando, N. Wickremasinghe, R (2016). Can trichomonas immunochromatographi ctest increase the validity and reliability of WHO syndrome algorithm for vaginal discharge as a screening test for trichomoniasis. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 9: 43-47.
  3. Ranasinghe S, Wickremasinghe R, Hulangamuwa S Sirimanna G, Opathella N, Rhaiza DC Maingon RDC Chandrasekharan V (2015) Polymerase chain reaction detection of Leishmania DNA in skin biopsy samples in Sri Lanka where the causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis is Leishmania donovani Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro: 1-7
  4. Banneheke, H, Fernandopulle, R, Gunasekara, U, Barua, A, Fernando, N. Wickremasinghe, R (2015). Validation of wet mount microscopy against Trichomonas culture among women of reproductive age group in Western province, Sri Lanka. Tropical Biomedicine 32(2): 1-6
  5. Wen Wei Zhang WW, Ramasamy G, McCall1 LI, Haydock A, Ranasinghe S, Abeygunasekara P, Sirimanna G, Wickremasinghe Renu, Myler P, Matlashewski G (2014). Genetic Analysis of Leishmania donovani Tropism Using a Naturally Attenuated Cutaneous Strain. PLOS Pathogens. 10: (7)
  6. Wickremasinghe Renu, Fernando SD, Thillekaratne Janani, Wijeyaratne PM, Wickremasinghe AR, (2014) Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme. Malaria Journal. 13:186
  7. Fernando SD. Ihalamulla RL.Wickremasinghe Renu, de Silva NL, Thilakarathne JH, Wijeyaratne P Premaratne RG (2014). Effects of modifying the World Health Organization standard operating procedures for malaria microscopy to improve surveillance in resource poor settings Malaria Journal 2014, 13:98
  8. Kaneko A, Chaves LF, Taleo G, Kalkoa M, Isozumi R, Wickremasinghe R, Perlmann P, Takeo S, Tsuboi T, Tachibana S, Kimura M, Bj�rkman A, Troye-Blomberg M, Tanabe K, Drakeley C (2014). Characteristic Age Distribution of Plasmodium vivax Infections after Malaria Elimination on Aneityum Island, Vanuatu. Infection and Immunity 82(1):243.
  9. Banneheke HA, Fernandopulle R, Prathapan S, de Silva G, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R (2014). Culture and immunochromatographic techniques for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka. Correspondence. Ceylon Medical Journal 59 (1): 33.
  10. Fernando SD, Navaratne CJ, Galappaththy GNL, Abeyasinghe RR, Silva N, Wickermasinghe Renu (2013) The Importance of Accuracy in Diagnosis of Positive Malaria Cases in a Country Progressing Towards Malaria Elimination. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 5 (4) 127-130
  11. Ranasinghe S, Wickremasinghe R, Munasinghe A, Hulangamuwa S, Sivanantharajah S, Seneviratne K, Bandara S, Athauda I, Navaratne C, Silva O, Wackwella H, Matlashewski G, Wickremasinghe Renu (2013). Cross-Sectional Study to Assess Risk Factors for Leishmaniasis in an Endemic Region in Sri Lanka Am J Trop Med Hyg. 89(4):742-749.
  12. Banneheke HA, Fernandopulle R, Prathapan S, de Silva G, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R (2013). Use of culture and immunochromatographic techniques for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 58 (3): 122-123.
  13. Banneheke HA, Fernandopulle R, Gunesekara UM, Gunawardene E, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R (2013). Clinical profile and sociodemographic aspects of trichomoniasis among females in the Western province of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases.3: (1) 26-31
  14. Ranasinghe Shalindra, Zhang Wen-Wei, Wickremasinghe Renu, Abeygunasekera Priyanka Chandrasekharan Vishvanath, Athauda Sunethra, Mendis Suresh, Hulangamuwa Sanjeeva, Matlashewski Greg, Pratlong Francine (2012). Leishmania donovani zymodeme MON-37 isolated from an autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Pathogens and Global Health 106 (7) 421-424
  15. Ranasinghe PHIKS, Abeygunasekera PH, Athauda SB, Chandrasekharan NV, Mendis ASV, Hulangamuwa CS, Wickremasinghe DR (2011). First successful in vitro culture of Leishmania sp. causing autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka Ceylon Medical Journal 56 (4): 179-180.
  16. Wickremasinghe R, Wickremasinghe AR, Fernando SD (2010). Climate change and malaria. A complex relationship. UN Chronicle Volume CLVII number 2
  17. de Silva Nilanthi and Wickremasinghe Renu (2010). Counting malaria out - what progress? Editorial Indian J Med Res 131, April 2010, pp 475-477
  18. Manamperi Aresha, Mahawithanage Sanath, Fernando Deepika, Wickremasinghe Renu, Bandara Anura, Hapuarachchi chanditha, Abeyewickreme Wimaladharma, Wickremasinghe Rajitha (2008) Genotyping of Plasmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka using Pvmsp-3αand Pvcs genes as markers: A preliminary report. Tropical Biomedicine. 25 (2) 101-106
  19. Wickremasinghe Renu, Galapaththy GNL, Fernando WAP, De Monbrison F, Mendis KN, Picot S, Ringwald P, Wickremasinghe AR (2008). An indigenous case Plasmodium ovale infection in Sri Lanka. Am. J Trop. Med and Hyg. 78 (2) 206-207.
  20. Mahawithanage ST, Kannangara KK, Wickremasinghe R, Chandrika UG, Jansz ER, Karunaweera ND, and Wickremasinghe AR (2007). Impact on vitamin A supplementation on health status and absenteeism of school children in Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(1):94-102
  21. Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasingeh Renu, Fernando SD, Galapaththy G and Mahawithanage STC (2005). The social and economic burden of malaria in Sri Lanka. Asian Parasitology Vol. 6. The Federation of Asian Parasitologist pp 191-204
  22. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe Renu, Mahawithanage STC and Wickremasinghe AR (2005). Impact of childhood malaria in Sri Lanka. Asian Parasitology Vol. 6. The Federation of Asian Parasitologist pp 205-217
  23. Fernando Deepika, Wickremasinghe Renu, Mendis KN and Wickremasingeh AR (2003). Cognitive performance at school entry of children living in malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97: 161-165.
  24. Weerasinghe KL, Galappaththy G, Fernando WP, Wickremasinghe DR, Faizal HM, Wickremasinghe AR. (2002). A safety and efficacy trial of artesunate, sulphadoxin-pyrimethamine and primaquine in P.facliparum malaria. The Ceylon Medical Journal. 47(3): 86-88.
  25. Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe Renu, Galappaththy G, Gunawardene DM. (1999) Elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria from Sri Lanka: An epidemiological reality. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 4: 21-27.
  26. Perera MK, Carter R, Goonewardene R and Mendis KN. (1994). Transient increase in circulating gamma/delta T-cells during P.vivax malaria paroxysms. J.Exp.Med. 1: 179(1) 311-15.
  27. Goonewardene R, Daily J, Kaslow D, Sullivan TJ, Duffy P, Carter R, Mendis KN and Wirth D. (1993). Transfection of the malaria parasite and expression of firefly luciferase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 90: 5234-5236.
  28. Goonewardene R. (1993). Cellular immunity to P.vivax malaria. Ph.D dissertation. University of Colombo.
  29. Goonewardene R, Carter R, Gamage CP, Del Giudice G, David PH, Howie S and Mendis KN. (1990). Human T-cell proliferative responses to Plasmodium vivax antigens: evidence of immunosuppresion following prolonged exposure to endemic malaria. Eur. J. Immunol. 20: 1387-1391.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS


 

  1. Goonewardene R, Peiris JSM, Udagama PV, Perera KLRL, Gamage CP, Kapilananda GMG, Carter R, avid PH and Mendis KN. (1988). Natural antibody responses in humans to GAM-1, a target antigen of transmission blocking immunity in Plasmodium vivax. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 44(1): 5.
  2. Mendis K, Goonewardene R, Udagama P, Gamage-Mendis AC, David P and Carter R. (1990). Human immune responses to P.vivax andtigens: evidence of immunosuppression in endemic populations. VIIth International Congress of Parasitology, Paris Abstracts. Ed. J M Doby.
  3. Goonewardene R, Carter R, Gamage CP, Del Giudice G, David PH, Howie S and Mendis KN. (1990). Human T-cell proliferative responses to P.vivax andtigens: evidence of immunosuppression in prolonged exposure to endemic malaria. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 46(1):16.
  4. Goonewardene R, Karunaweera N, Carter R, Gamage CP, Perera KLRL, Rajakaruna J, Del Giudice G, Udagama P, David PH, Grau G and Mendis KN. (1990). Human immune responses to P.vivax malaria: evidence of immunosuppression in prolonged exposure to endemic malaria.VIIth International Congress of Parasitology, Paris (poster).
  5. Goonewardene R, Del Giudice G, Gamage CP, David PH, Carter R, and Mendis KN. (1991). Acquired immunological non-responsiveness to P.vivax andtigens is reversed by removeal of CD8 T-cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 47(1):19.
  6. M Kanthi Perera, Carter R, Goonewardene R, Gamage CP and Mendis KN. (1993). Transient increase in circulating gamma/delta T-cells during P.vivax malaria paroxysms. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 49(1):17
  7. Goonewardene R, Daily J, Kaslow D, Sullivan TJ, Duffy P, Carter R, Mendis KN and Wirth D. (1993). Transfection of the malaria parasite and expression of firefly luciferase. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 49(1):21.
  8. Goonewardene R, Daily J, Kaslow D, Sullivan TJ, Duffy P, Carter R, Mendis KN and Wirth D. (1993). Transfection of Plasmodium gallinaceum zygotes and expression of firefly luciferase. Joint meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Society of Parasitologists.
  9. Kumaradharmasena USP, Weerasinghe A, Jayasinghe S, Goonewardene R and Mendis KN. (1994). Gamma-delta T-cells implicated in gatrointestinal pathology in acute febrile disease. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.
  10. Goonewardene R, Gamage CP, Carter R and Mendis KN. (1994). Production of cytokines by peripheral blood mononuclear cells during malaria infections. Proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 50(1):23.
  11. Goonewardene R, Daily J, Kaslow D, Sullivan TJ, Duffy P, Carter R, Mendis KN and Wirth D. (1994). Transfection of malaria parasites and transient expression of firefly luciferase. International meeting on Clinical Disease and Pathogenesis of Malaria. Ahungalle, Sri Lanka.
  12. Wickremasinghe AR, Gunawardena DM, Goonewardene R, Carter R, Mendis KN. (1995). Malaria and Pregnancy:it's occurrence and severity. Proceedings of the Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, pg 29.
  13. Fernando D, Goonewardene DR, Galapaththi T Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. (1996) Epidemiology of malaria in pregnancy. Presented at the Third International Medical Congress, 22 - 25, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  14. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe Renu, Mendis KN. Wickremasinghe AR,. (1997). Cognitive performance at school entry of children in areas of different malarial endemicities in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 53(1): 8.
  15. Wickremasinghe Renu, Fernando SD, Perera SK, Galapathy T, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. (1997). Uuncomplicated malaria: clinical disease in pregnancy. Proceedings of the Second Global Meet on Parasitic diseases, Hyderabad, India, Indian Society of Parasitology.
  16. Perera S, Carter R, Mendis Kamini , Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe Renu. (1998) Production of cytoklnes by Perlpheral blood monouclear cells during uncomplicated and severe and complicated malaria infections. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.54(1): 3
  17. Perera S, Wickramasinghe R. Fernando D, Glapathy T, Wickremasinghe AR.(1998). Uncomplicated malaria clinical disease in pregnancy. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.54 (1): 4
  18. Perera KLRL, Rajakaruna Jagath, Wickremasinghe Renu, Wickramasinghe AR. (1998). Mosquito repellant activity of citronella oil and neem oil . Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.54( 1): 17
  19. Mahawithanage S, Jayesena A, Fernando D, Galapathy T, Wickremasinghe R, Wickremasinghe AR (1998). Anaemia in pregnancy in a rural population of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 54(1): 8
  20. Perera S, Perlmann P, Wickremasinghe R. (1999). Is severe malaria a Th2 Phenominon? Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 55 (1): 3
  21. Wickremasinghe AR, Peiris BSL, Rajakaruna DJP, Ariyaratne VS and Wickremasinghe Renu. (2000). Cost recovery in malaria diagnosis in a rural malaria endemic area of Sri Lanka. The Fifth Annual Conference of the Health Economic Unit and Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Health Economic Network. 4-6th July 2000 Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  22. Galhena G, Dissanayaka N, Kapilananda GM, Perera S, Wickremasinghe R and Premawansa S. (2001). TNF αβ allele polymorphisms and cytokine secretions in Plasmodium falciparum infected malaria patients. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka. pg 25.
  23. Perera Shyamalie, Perera Sathira, Perlmann Hedvig and Wickremasinghe Renu. (2001). Possible factors responsible for clinical disease in malaria from non-endemic regions. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka. pg 27.
  24. Perera Shyamalie, Perera Sathira, Karunaratne Weranga, Perlmann Hedvig and Wickremasinghe Renu. (2001). Differences in cytokine profile of uncomplicated Plasmodiun falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.57:(1) 22.
  25. Wicremasinghe Renu, Perera Shaymalie, Perlmann Hedvig and Perlmann Peter (2002). Role of IL-10, TNF, Total IgE and malaria specific IgG antibodies in the pathogenesis and/or protection against Plasmodium falciparum and P.vivax malaria. Proceedings of the meeting held on vivax malaria research: 2002 and beyond. February 3-8, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. pp 21.
  26. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe Renu, Wickremasinghe Rajitha, Mendis K. (2002). Cognitive performance at school entry of children in areas of different malarial endemicities in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the third MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference. November 17-22, Arusha, Tanzania.
  27. Kusumawathi PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe DR, Jayasooriya GAJSK (2005). Disease transmitting mosquito species breeding in water storage tanks in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.61 :(1).
  28. Wickremasinghe AR and Wickremasinghe DR (2007) Elimination of malaria transmission from Sri Lanka: a possible second chance (1.111) One hundred years of tropical medicine, meeting the millennium development goals. Queen Elizabeth conference centre, London UK 13-15th September 2007
  29. Wickremasinghe R, Galappathy G, Wickremasinghe AR and Ringwald P (2007) Therapeutic efficacy of chloroquine for uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax malaria (2.107) One hundred years of tropical medicine, meeting the millennium development goals. Queen Elizabeth conference centre, London UK 13-15th September 2007
  30. Banneheke BMHA, Fenandopullae RC, Wickremasinghe R, Fernando SSN, De Silva LDGG, Tilakaratne WDT and Pratapan S. (2008). Use of dipstick test and self obtained low vaginal swabs in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis. 41st Annual Session of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetrics Gynaecologist. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  31. Banneheke BMHA, Wickremasinghe R, De Silva LDGG, Fenandopullae RC, Fernando SSN. (2008). Assessment of viability of Trichomonas vaginalis with time and comparison of low has high vaginal swabs in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 6: 31 (poster presentation)
  32. Banneheke BMHA, Fernando SSN, Fenandopullae RC, Gunesekara UM, Wickremasinghe R (2008). Socio-demographic and reproductive heath related factors in trichomoniasis. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 6: 31 (poster presentation)
  33. Banneheke BMHA, Fenandopullae RC, Wickremasinghe R, Fernando N, Tilakaratne D, Prathapan S (2008). Evaluation of laboratory techniques and assessment of self obtained vaginal swabs for the diagnosis trichomoniasis among women in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Conference on sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. September 4th-6th Milan Italy. Pg 59
  34. Gunawardene DMDEA, De Silva LDGG, Tilekaratne WDT, Prathapan S, Ekanayake S Wickremasinghe R (2008). Parasite infections among institutionalized individuals. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 6: 33 (poster presentation)
  35. Gunawardene DMDEA, De Silva LDGG, Tilekaratne WDT, Prathapan S, Priyadharshana GDPK, Wickremasinghe R, Ekanayake S (2008). Opportunistic infections in as selected group of immunocompramized patients The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 6: 27
  36. Manamperi A, Fernando D, Mahawithanage S, Wickremasinghe R, Bandara A, Wellawatta C, Hapuarachchi C, Abeyewickreme W, Wickremasinghe AR (2008). Genetic polymorphism om Pvmsp-3α and Pvcs genes in Palsmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 6: 27
  37. Gunawardene DMDEA, Priyadharshana GDPK, Prathapan S, Wickremasinghe R, Ekanayake S (2008). Proportion of infection and clinical features of Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium parvum infections among selected group of immunocompramized patients. 41st Annual Academic sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians pg 56
  38. Purpose of usage of the information Technology Laboratory (IT Lab) by Medical students of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura - Proceeding of the 50th Anniversary Academic conference 2009
  39. Kaneko A, Chaves LF, Taleo G, Wickemasinghe Renu, Perlmann H, Tsuboi T, Bjorkam A, Drakely C, Tanabe K and Troy-Blomberg M (2009). Sustainable malaria freedom on Aneityum Island. Annual Conference of the Swedish malaria network. Pp5
  40. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe R Ihalamulla RL and Wijeyaratne P. (2010). Meeting training challenges in infrastructurally weak areas of Sri Lanka for the national malaria elimination progarmme. Proceedings of 123th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  41. Fernando SD, Abeysinghe RR, GalappaththyGNL, Wickremasinghe R, and Wijeyaratne P (2011) Extended surveillance for malaria in the Eastern and Northern provinces of Sri Lanka through focused laboratory diagnostic services. Proceedings of 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  42. Ranasinghe PHKIS, Abeygunesekara PH, Matlashewaki, G, Zang W, Atauda SB, Chandrasekaran NV, Hulangamuwa CS and Wickremasinghe DR. (2011). First successful in vitro culture of Leishmania sp causing autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  43. Wickremasinghe Renu (2011). Symposium on the Role of the microbiology laboratory in elimination of parasitic diseases. Proceedings of the 20th Annual scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.
  44. Fernando D, Wickremasinghe R, Thilakaratne J, Wickremasinghe R (2012). Enhancing malaria surveillance through mobile malaria clinics in the elimination of malaria: Experience of a private sector partner. Proceedings of the 44th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka pg 167
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