dr-jananie kottahachchi

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  Jananie Kottahachchi

Dr. Jananie Kottahachchi MBBS, Diploma (Medical Microbiology), MD (medical Microbiology)

Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department of Microbiology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2802026     Mobile : +94 77 2987942
E-mail : jananiekottahachchi@yahoo.com


 

JOURNAL ARTICLES


 

  1. Chandrasiri N.S., Seneviratne R. de S.R., Krunathilake S., Kottahachchi J. 'Botryomycosis'The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2011.Vol. 9 (1); 50-53
  2. Kottahachchi J., Foagali J., Kleschmench S. 'Comparison of Meropenem MIC by E test and Vitek 2 in resistant Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter isolates'. Sri Lanka Journal of Inctious Diseases 2012. Vol 1 (2); 28-35
  3. Kottahachchi J., Foagali J., Wilks K. 'VRE: A Superbug infection following colonization'The Bulletin of the Sri Lankan College of Microbiologists, 2012.Vol. 10 (1); 65-66
  4. Gomez PLR, Hewageegana S, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Dissanayaka DMBT, Meedin DFD, Fernando SSN. 'In vitro study to determine antimicrobial activity of selected aurvedic preparations against bacteria and fungi causing superficial skin infections'Sri Lankan Journal of Inctious Diseases 2013. Vol 3 (1); 32-39
  5. Ariyaratne MHJD, Gunasekara TDCP, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Kudawidanage BP, Fernando SSN. 'Knowledge, attitude and practices of hand hygiene among final year medical and nursing students at the university of Sri Jayewardenepura' Sri Lankan Journal of Inctious Diseases 2013. Vol 3 (1); 15-25
  6. Ubhayawardana DLNL, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekera MM,.Wanigasooriya IWMP, Fernando SSN, De Silva M.. Residual bioburden in reprocessed side-view endoscopes used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Endoscopy International Open 2013; 45: E1-E5
  7. Wijesuriya TM, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Ranasinghe KNP, Dissanayake MSS, Prathapan S, Gunasekara TDCP, Nagahawatte A, Guruge LD, Bulugahapitiya U, Fernando SSN. 'Proportion of lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital, Sri Lanka'.Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014. Vol.18 (1), 77-83
  8. Kumara DUA, Fernando SSN, Kottahachchi J, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL , Pathirana AA Evaluation of bactericidal effect of three antiseptics on bacteria isolated from wounds. Journal of Wound Care. 2015 January;Vol 24, No 1, 5-10
  9. Wijesuriya TM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekara TDCP, Bulugahapitiya U, Ranasinghe KNP, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. 'Aspergillus species: An emerging pathogen in onychomycosis among diabetes'. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015. Vol.19 (6), 811-816
  10. Jayatileke SK, Patabendige G, Dassanayake M, Karunaratne GKD, Perera J, Perera RRDP, Wijesooriya WRPLI, Sunil Chandra NP, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala D, Dissanayake T. 'Analysis of urine culture isolates from seven laboratories in Western province of Sri Lanka'. Sri Lankan Journal of Inctious Diseases 2016. Vol 6 (1); 17-24
  11. Jayawardena MN, Kottahachchi J, Fernando PDC, Dissanayaka T, Athukorala D, Nalaka ABMJ, Samaraweera PCU, Weerasinghe CP, Kumbukage MP, Fernando N. 'Identification of bacterial aetiologies and assessment of factors associated with dento alveolar abscesses of increased severity: A study done in patients attending selected dental units, Sri Lanka'. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2016, Vol. 5(10); 99-110
  12. Manjula Manoji Weerasekera, TD Chinthika P Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Jananie Kottachchi, Tishani Methsela Wijesuriya, Achala Bogahawatta, Ramya Pathiraja 'Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in Patients presenting with Vaginal Discharge in a Sri Lankan Setting'. Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, April-June 2016;8(2):1-4

 

 

ABSTRACTS


 

  1. Kottahachchi J, Somaratne P. 'Identification of Bacteriological Aetiologic Agents Causing Acute Exacerbations in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease' The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2007.Vol. 05.
  2. Kottahachchi J. 'Comparison of carbapenem MIC by E test and Vitek 2 in resistant Pseudomonas and Ainetobacter isolates'.- Abstract was published in Special interest group of Microbiologists, Brisbane, Australia, October, 2010.
  3. Kumara DUA, Kottahachchi J, Gunawardhana K, Athukorala GIDDAD, Dissanayaka DMBT, Damayanthi KWN, Fernando SSN, Dayarathne Hettige MHCD, Jayawickrama BG, Patirana AA. 'Bactericidal effects of topical acids on pathogenic organisms - an in vitro study'- The college of Surgeons Sri Lanka. Poster presentation at the Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Surgens of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  4. Perera WPSSS, Rajakulasooriya RSR, Weerasekera MM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekera TDCP, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN. Proportion of Superficial fungal infections among the cleaning staff members at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
    (Award-Runner up in poster presentation in scientific sessions, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012)
  5. Hewageegana HGSP, Arawwala LADM, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekera MM, Gunasekera TDCP, Dissanayake DMBT, Basnayake BMPI, Dharmaratna I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, Fernando SSN. 'Standerdisation and evaluation of antibacterial activity of vipadikaharagritataila'- Souvenir and abstract book, Institute of indigenous medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.
    Poster presentation at 1st international conference on Unani, Aurveda, Siddha and Traditional medicine, 2013 on natural solution for health challenges.
  6. Hewageegana HGSP, Arawwala LADM, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekera MM, Gunasekera TDCP, Dissanayake DMBT, Basnayake BMPI, Dharmaratna I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, Fernando SSN. 'Barberisceylanica Schneider: Quantification of berberine content and antimicrobial activity'. - Souvenir and abstract book, Institute of indigenous medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.
    Poster presentation at 1st international conference on Unani, Aurveda, Siddha and Traditional medicine, 2013 on natural solution for health challenges.
  7. Wijesuriya TM, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Ranasinghe KNP, Dissanayake MSS, Prathapan S, Gunasekara TDCP, Nagahawatte A, Guruge LD, Bulugahapitiya U, Fernando SSN. 'Proportion of lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital, Sri Lanka'.
    The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2013.Vol. 11
    (Award- Oral presentation - 1strunner up - Annual academic sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2013)
  8. Ubhayawardana DLNL, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekera MM, Wanigasooriya IWMP, Damayanthi KWN, De Silva M, Fernando SSN. A study on residual viable bioburden in reprocessed side-view endoscopes used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2013.Vol. 11 - Oral presentation
  9. Wijesuriya TM, Kottahachchi J, Fernando SSN, Bulugahapitiya U, Dissanayake MSS, Prathapan S, Weerasekara MM, Ranasinghe KNP, Gunasekara TDCP, Nagahawatte A, Guruge LD. 'Lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital, Sri Lanka'.The proceedings of the 126th anniversary scientific medical congress of The Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2013. Oral presentation.
  10. Ubhayawardana DLNL, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekera MM, Wanigasooriya IWMP, Damayanthi KWN, Fernando SSN, de Silva M. Effects of the manual reprocessing of side view endoscopes used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2013.Vol. 31 - Oral presentation
  11. Marapana MBMRDT, Dilrukshi KS, Bandara MGSD, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekara MM. Proportion of three types of health care associated infections among hospitalised patients in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Proceedings Peradeniya university international research sessions, 2014. - Poster presentation
  12. Kottahachchi J, Fernando SSN, Wijesuriya TM, Pathiraja RP, Gunasekara TDCP, Kumarasinghe H, Nagahawatte A, Lokuliyana RM, Bogahawatta A, Weerasekara MM. Proportion of vulvovaginal candidiasis and antifungal susceptibility pattern of the isolates from patients attending gynaecology clinic at Colombi South Teaching Hospital. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014.Vol. 12 - Poster presentation
  13. Kottahachchi J, Kumara DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Fernando SSN,Pieris H, Pathirana AA. Evaluation of Bactericidal Effect of Three Antiseptics on Bacteria Isolated from Wounds. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014.Vol. 12 - Oral presentation
    (Award-Runner up in oral presentation in scientific sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014)
  14. Basnayake BMPI, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekera MM, Wanigasooriya IWMP, Damayanthi KWN, Fernando SSN, de Silva M. 'Bacterial Flora and their Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns in Plastic Biliary Stents removed from Patients through Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)'. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014.Vol. 12 - Oral presentation
  15. Weerasekera MM, Wijesooriya TM, Gunasekara TDCP, Bulugahapitiya U, Kottahachchi J, Fernando SSN. Superficial fungal foot infections: Aetiology and risk factors among diabetic patients in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Technical Research and Applications e-ISSN: 2320-8163 GRDS International Conference Advances in Health and Life Sciences (Bangkok) (January, 2015)
  16. Jayatillake SK, Patabendige G, Karunaratne GKD, Perera J, Perera RRDP, Wijesooriya WRPLI, Sunil Chandra NP, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala D, Dissanayake T, Dasanayake M. Analysis of data of urine culture isolates of 2014 sent from seven laboratories of National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2015.Vol. 13 (1) - Oral presentation
  17. Dilrukshi KS, Marapana MBMRDT, Bandara MGSD, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J. Evaluation of the association between use of medical devices and duration of hospitalisation with health care associated infections in a tertiary care hospital. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2015.Vol. 13 (1) - Poster presentation
  18. Sampath MKA, Gunasekara TDCP, Kottahachchi J, Dilhari KAA, Bulugahapitiya U, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Use of multiplex PCR to Identify Candida Species in concentrated oral reise samples of patients with diabetes. International Conference Of Multidisciplinary Approach - 2015. iCAM Proceedings 11th-12th September 2015. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. - Oral presentation.
  19. Wijesuriya TM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekara TDCP, Bulugahapitiya U, Ranasinghe KNP, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Risk of onychomycosis in diabetic patients in Colombo South Teaching Hospital. ESSL 2015. Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration of Endocrine Sosciety of USA-, 7th Annual Academic Sessions- October 2-4, 2015.- Poster presentation.
  20. Marapana MBMRDT, Dilrukshi KS, Bandara MGSD, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J. 'Association of Medical Devices and Duration of Stay on Nosocomial Infection Rates Among Hospitalised Patients In a Tertiary Care Hospital Sri Lanka'. 8th International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, August 2015. - Poster presentation
  21. Jayawardena MN, Kottahachchi J, Nalaka ABMJ, Dissanayaka DMBT, Athukorala GIADD, Samaraweera PCU, Fernando SSN, Weerasinghe CP. 'Identification of bacterial aetiologies of dento alveolar abscesses and the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the aerobic bacteria at selected dental units'. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2016
  22. Jayawardena MN, Kottahachchi J, Nalaka ABMJ, Dissanayaka DMBT, Athukorala GIADD, Samaraweera PCU, Fernando SSN,Weerasinghe CP. 'Identification of bacterial aetiologies of dento alveolar abscesses and the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the aerobic bacteria at selected dental units'. - Poster presentation, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2016
  23. Jayasinhe JAAU, Kottahachchi J. 'Knowledge and practices regarding preventive measures of dengue fever among hospitalised patients in Infectious Diseases Hospital, Sri Lanka. - Poster presentation, Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017
  24. Rangana WC, Yahalawela YMDP, Kottahachchi J. 'Evaluation of Proportion and Awareness of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Pregnant Women, Attending Antenatal clinic in Colombo South Teaching Hospital'. - Poster presentation, Scientific Sessions of Medical Laboratory Scientist, 2017
    (Award-Best poster presentation in scientific sessions of Medical Laboratory Scientist, 2017)

 

 

EDITING BOOKS AND CONTRIBUTIONS


 

  1. Contributed to the 'Hospital Infection Control Manual' produced by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2005.
  2. Contributed for the 'Laboratory Manual in Microbiology' produced by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2012.
  3. Editor - 'Biosafety Manual for Medical laboratories (2nd Edition)' produced by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2014.
  4. Edited and revised 'B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences: Medical Bacteriology (MLS 2413) Practical Manual (2nd Edition)- May 2014'
  5. Contributed for the 'General Microbiology for Paramedical Undergraduates' by Neluka Fernando, Manjula Weerasekara and Chinthika Gunasekara -2015
  6. Contributed to National Antibiotic Guidelines for Sri Lanka developed by Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists - 2016.

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS


 

  1. Identification of bacterial aetiologies of dento alveolar abscesses and the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the aerobic bacteria at selected dental units. - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2014. Amount: Rs. 104,432.00 (Principle Investigator)
  2. Proportion and its associated risk factors for legionella pneumonia in Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. Grant received from Medical Research Institute, Colombo - 2014. Amount: Rs. 713300.00 (Principle Investigator)
  3. Study of bacterial and fungal pathogens causing skin and soft tissue infections in immunosuppressed patients at National Cancer Institute Maharagama - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2016. Amount: Rs. 430,040.00 (Co- Investigator)
  4. Detection of Group B Streptococci (GBS) carriage in pregnant women by real time PCR assay, antibiotic sensitivity pattern and prevalent serotypes in Western Province in Sri Lanka. Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2017. Amount: Rs. 2050000.00 (Principle Investigator)

 

 

RESEARCH AWARDS


 

  1. First runner up in poster presentation in scientific sessions, Faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012 Perera WPSSS, Rajakulasooriya RSR , Weerasekera MM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekera TDCP, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN. Proportion of Superficial fungal infections among the cleaning staff members at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  2. First runner up in oral presentations- Annual academic sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2013 Wijesuriya TM, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Ranasinghe KNP, Dissanayake MSS, Prathapan S, Gunasekara TDCP, Nagahawatte A, Guruge LD, Bulugahapitiya U, Fernando SSN. 'Proportion of lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital, Sri Lanka'.
    The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2013.Vol. 11
  3. First runner up in oral presentation in scientific sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014 Kottahachchi J, Kumara DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Fernando SSN,Pieris H, Pathirana AA. Evaluation of Bactericidal Effect of Three Antiseptics on Bacteria Isolated from Wounds. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014.Vol. 12 - Oral presentation
  4. Best poster presentation in scientific sessions of Medical Laboratory Scientist, 2017 Rangana WC, Yahalawela YMDP, Kottahachchi J. 'Evaluation of Proportion and Awareness of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Pregnant Women, Attending Antenatal clinic in Colombo South Teaching Hospital'. - Poster presentation, Scientific Sessions of Medical Laboratory Scientist, 2017
  5. University research awards - 2016

 

 

AREAS OF INTERESTS


 

  1. Infection control
  2. Antibiotic resistance
  3. Biosafety in medical laboratories and institutions
  4. Clinical Microbiology
  5. Infectious diseases