dr-u.p.k. hettiarachchi

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  U.P.K. Hettiarachchi

Dr. U.P.K. Hettiarachchi

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Biochemistry

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4157     
E-mail : usha@sjp.ac.lk


 

PUBLICATIONS


  1. Anusha K, Hettiaratchi U, Gunesekera D, Prathapan S & Liyanage G. (2019). Maternal vitamin D status and its effect on vitamin D levels in early infancy in a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Endocrinology.doi.org/10.1155/2019/9017951.
  2. Anusha K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, Liyanage G & Gunasekera DPS. (2018). Vitamin D status of pregnant mothers and its effect on anthropometric measures in the offspring: A preliminary study. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2018: 47; 210-214.
  3. Anusha K, Liyanage G, Hettiaratchi U & Gunasekera D. (2018). Impact of vitamin D status in a sample of pregnant mothers from Sri Lanka. Journal of Health and Social Sciences. Journal of Health and Social Sciences. 2018; 3,1: 75-84.
  4. Rathnayake G, Hettiaratchi U & Perera R. (2017). Obesity, body fat distribution and insulin resistance and link with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. 7, Issue 12, December.
  5. Wijayathunge LADNL & Hettiaratchi UPK. (2017). Assessment of knowledge and risk factors of hypertension among school teachers in a selected district in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. 7, Issue 11, November.
  6. Anusha K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, Athiththan L.V & Perera P.P.R. (2017). Inter-relationship of serum leptin levels with selected anthropometric parameters among a non diabetic population- A cross sectional study. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0413-x 1-6.
  7. Athiththan LV, Farook FN, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. (2017) Obesity alone could give rise to altered lipid profile: A study among apparently healthy adults in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Current Research. 9: issue 4, 49386-49390.
  8. Walatara KNW, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UK & Perera PR. (2016) Effect of demographic status and lifestyle habits on glycaemic levels in apparently healthy subjects: A cross sectional study. Journal of Diabetes Research. Doi/10.1155/2016/5240503.
  9. Athiththan LV, Nusha MFF, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PR. (2016). Apolipoprotein B is a good tool in screening dyslipidaemia in apparently healthy population. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines. 4. 58-64.
  10. Walatara KNW, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PR. (2015). Importance of anthropometry in assessing insulin resistance as a pre-alarming sign before the onset of metabolic syndrome: a study among apparently healthy subjects. International Journal of Diabetes in developing countries. 2017; 37(2): 148-155
  11. Walatara K, Nusha F, Kaneshapillai A, Athiththan L, Perera P & Hettiaratchi U. (2014). Effect of central obesity on serum lipid profile in non-diabetic, non-hyertensive subjects - A preliminary study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. 1 (1): Pages 123-129.
  12. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S & Welihinda J. (2012). How accurate is glucometer in determining glycemic index? International Food Research Journal. 19(4). Pages 1511-1516.
  13. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S & Welihinda J. (2012). Prediction of Glycaemic Indices (GI) of meals by starch hydrolysis indices. International Food Research Journal. 19(3). Pages 1153-1159.
  14. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J. (2011). Chemical composition and glycemic responses to banana varieties. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 62, Pages 307-309.
  15. 4.Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J. (2011). Nutritional Assessment of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Meal. Ceylon Medical Journal. 56: 54-58.
  16. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J. (2011). Sri Lankan rice mixed meals: Effect on glycaemic index and contribution to daily dietary fibre requirement. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 17(1): 97-1047.
  17. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J & Perera MSA. (2011). Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to breakfast meals and the second meal effect to the breakfast meals with Type 2 diabetics. International Journal of Diabetes in developing countries. 31: 199-206.
  18. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S & Welihinda J. (2009). Do different fractions of digestible carbohydrates in foods influence the glycaemic responses? Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2. No2. 28-35.
  19. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2009). Glycaemic indices (GI) of three Sri Lankan wheat bread varieties and a bread-lentil meal. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 60: Issue 1, Supplement 4, 21-30.
  20. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J. (2009). Do Sri Lankan meals help decrease blood glucose responses. Ceylon Medical Journal. 54: 39-43.
  21.  Hettiaratchi UPK, Munasinge DHN, Chandrasekharan NV, Karunanayake EH, & Jayasekera N (2000). A polymerase chain reaction based method for the detection of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 90:1: 63-68.

 

Peer Reviewed Presentations at National/International Conferences/Symposia Published as Full Papers

  1. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH, Hettiartachi UPK. Maternal vitamin D levels during 3rd trimester of pregnancy, lactation and its relationship with vitamin D levels of their offspring among a selected population of mothers in Sri Lanka" Proceedings of the 7th YSF Symposium 2018. 15-17.
  2. Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK, Perera PPR. Gender differences of Bio-Impedance analysis, somatotyping and selected anthropometric markers of adiposity and the association with insulin resistance in healthy male and female population in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 7th YSF Symposium 2018.110-113
  3. Senarathne TKRR, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LV. Risk of metabolic syndrome: A comparison among hypertensive and non-hypertensive subjects. Proceedings of the 7th YSF Symposium 2018. 129-132
  4. Ranatunge PWM, Rathnayake RMD, Sasna MHF, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LV. "Comparison of lipid profiles and metabolic syndrome among selected cohort of chronic and recently diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients who attended Family Practice Centre of university of Sri Jayewardenepura and Colombo South Teaching Hospital".  Proceedings of the 6th YSF Symposium 2017. 98-101.
  5. Rathnayake RGL, Perera PPR & Hettiaratchi UPK. Effects of physical activity on body composition in women with or without diabetes. Proceedings of the 6th YSF Symposium 2017. 112-115.
  6. Ranadeva N.D.K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, & Athiththan L.V. Importance of assessing insulin resistance and C-peptide in normoglycaemic young adults with risk anthopometric parameters. Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2016. Page 79-81.
  7. Wijayathunge LADNL & Hettiaratchi UPK. Assessment of knowledge and risk factors o hypertension among hypertensive school teaches in a selected educational division in Anuradhapura district. Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2016. Page 115-117.
  8. Nusha MFF, Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Perera PPR, Athiththan LV & Hettiaratchi UPK. Is apolipoprotein B good marker for dyslipidaemia? Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2013. Page 116-119.
  9. Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Nusha MFF, Athiththan L.V, Hettiaratchi U.P.K & Perera P.P.R. Assessment of insulin resistance using anthropometric measurements in selected non-diabetic Sri Lankan subjects. Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2013. Page 190-193.
  10. Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF., Anusha K, Athiththan LV, Perera PPR. & Hettiaratchi UPK.  Association of fasting levels of plasma glucose and serum insulin with anthropometric parameters in healthy Sri Lankan adults. Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2013.Page 194-196

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS


International Conferences

  1. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH & Hettiaratchi UPK. Adequacy of calcium intake of breast feeding mothers in selected Sri Lankan population. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE 2017); 302.
  2. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH & Hettiaratchi UPK. Does sun exposure affect vitamin D [25(OH)D] level in neonates? Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE 2017); 301.
  3. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH and Hettiaratchi UPK. Dietary vitamin D intake among lactating mothers and it’s correlation to vitamin D status of their offspring. The First World NCD Congress 2017. Chandigarh, India from November 4-6, 2017. Published in International Journal of Non communicable Diseases 2017, Vol 2, Supplement 1.
  4. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH & Hettiaratchi UPK. Vitamin D status of a cohort of breast feeding mothers and their offspring in Sri Lanka - A preliminary study. 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches -2017. iCMA 2017. 20th-22nd September 2017. 80.
  5. Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Assessment of dietary macronutrient and energy intake, body mass index and body fat percentage among rural female subjects with or without type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Sri Lanka. 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches -2017. iCMA 2017. 20th-22nd September 2017.58.
  6. Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Association of bio-impedance analysis and somatotyping among healthy rural male and female population. 10th International Research Conference, KDU. 3rd-4th August 2017. 40.
  7. Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Dietary macronutrient intake among Sri Lankan rural female type 2 diabetics and non-diabetics and effect towards the glycemic control. The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017). 27th-29th July 2017. 83.
  8. Anusha K, Hettiaratchi UPK & Liyanage GSH. Effect of maternal vitamin D levels on anthropometric measures in infants. The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017). 27th-29th July 2017. 49.
  9. Lasanthika TLC & Hettiaratchi UPK. Mobile phone addiction and incidence of self perceived headache among 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in university of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka: Cross-sectional study. The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017). 27th-29th July 2017. 110.
  10. Senarathne TKRR, Dissanayake NP, Athiththan LV & Hettiaratchi UPK.  Usefulness of assessing fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, C-peptide and insulin resistance in non-diabetic adults, adults with shorter duration diabetes and adults with longer duration diabetes. 9th International Research Conference, KDU. 8th-9th Sep 2016. 156.
  11. Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Association of markers of obesity with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a rural female population. 9th International Research Conference, KDU. 8th-9th Sep 2016.157.
  12. Lasanthika TLC & Hettiaratchi UPK. Assessment of knowledge, associated factors and prevalence of health problems realted to usage of mobile ohones among a population of 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in Univeristy of sri Jayewardenepura: A cross sectional study. 9th International Research Conference, KDU. 8th-9th Sep 2016.245.
  13. Senarathne R, Dissanayake N, Hettiaratchi U, Athiththan L. Assessment of lipid profile in hypertensive and non-hypertensive males: A case control study. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. May 2016.
  14. Rathnayake G, Hettiaratchi U, Perera P. Do the lipid profiles of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients and controls differ based on their body fat percentage and visceral fat levels. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. May 2016.
  15. Ranadeva K, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan L. Does fasting serum insulin resistance and fasting serum C-peptide levels vary with gender? South Asian Regional conference of the world organization of family doctors (WONCA SAR 2016). Page 95.
  16.  Kulasooriya THEU, Hettiarachchi U, Jayasena S & de Lanerolle-Dias M. Proximate compositions and in vitro digestibility of a formulated health snack. South Asain Regional conference of the world organization of family doctors (WONCA SAR 2016). Page 89.
  17. Ranadeva K, Athiththan L & Hettiaratchi U. Obesity increases the risk of developing insulin resistance and promote metabolic syndrome: A study among obese and non-obese non-diabetic subjects. Proceedings of International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches 2015. Page 59.
  18. Kulasooriya U, de Lanerolle-Dias M, Hettiarachchi U & Jayasena S. Formulation of a low glycaemic index health snack with no added sugar or sweeteners. 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition. Japan. May 14-18 2015. Page 188.
  19. Hettiaratchi UPK, Walatara KNW, Athiththan LV, Perera RP & Dissanayake YM. Is insulin resistance a good indicator in chronic diabetes/ A case control study between chronic diabetic subjects and non-diabetic subjects. 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition. Japan. May 14-18 2015. Page 205.
  20. Hettiaratchi UPK. Nutritional issues and interventions in Sri Lanka. 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition. Japan. May 14-18 2015. Page 119.
  21. Walatara K, Nusha F, kaneshapillai A, Athiththan L, Pererea R & Hettiaratchi U. effect of central obesity on serum lipid profile in non-diabetic, non-hypertensive subjects: A preliminary study. International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches 2014. August 13-14 2014. Page 35.
  22. Walatara K.N.W, Anusha K, Nusha M.F.F, Athiththan L.V, Hettiaratchi U.P.K and Perera P.P.R. Study of fasting plasma glucose levels in non-diabetic subjects related to selected risk factors for type 2 diabetes. 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference RISTCON, January 22-23 2014.
  23. Anusha K, Nusha MFF, Walatara KNW, Hettiaratchi UPK, Perera PPR and Athiththan LV. Relationship between anthropometric parameters and socio-demographic characteristics, physical activity: A cross-sectional study among non-diabetic population. 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference RISTCON, January 22-23 2104.
  24. Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Nusha MFF, Hettiaratchi UPK, Athiththan LV & Perera PPR. Correlations between different anthropometric measurements and indices in a selected Sri Lankan population - A preliminary study. Annals of Nutrition and metabolism 2013. 63: (suppli 1): 469-470.
  25. Nusha MFF, Anusha K, Walatara KNW, Hettiaratchi UPK, Athiththan LV & Perera PPR. Food frequency data of a selected Sri Lankan population. Annals of Nutrition and metabolism 2013. 63: (suppli 1): 1772
  26.  Nusha MFF, Anusha K, Walatara KNW, Perera PPR, Athiththan LV & Hettiaratchi UPK. The association between lipid profile and anthropometric indices in selected Normal Healthy subjects. KDU International Research Symposium 2013. 22nd & 23rd August 2013, Page 43.
  27. Amunupura KN & Hettiaratchi UPK. (2013). Knowledge and practice of safety precautions among a population of rubber factory workers in Kegalle district. International Conference on Public Health Innovations. 98-99.
  28. Milaj R & Hettiaratchi UPK. (2012). Assessing the knowledge and practice of food safety and hygiene among pre-school teachers in Galle divisional secretariat area. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3). 125.
  29. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2009) Use of glucometers in determining Glycaemic Indices. 19th International Congress of Nutrition, Thailand. 4-9th October. 306
  30. Ekanayake S, Widanagamage R, Hettiaratchi UPK, Welihinda J. (2008) Effects of macronutrients and processing method on glycaemic indices of traditional pure and mixed meals. First European Food Congress, Nov 4-9, Ljubljana, Slovania.
  31. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2008). Effect of macronutrients and the sources of carbohydrates on the Glycaemic indices of some South Asian meals. 9th Nordic Nutrition conference. 1-4th June, Denmark.  85

 

National/Local Conferences

  1. Anusha K Liyanage GSH & Hettiaratchi UPK. Assessment of 25(OH)D threshold in a population of pregnant mothers. Proceedings of the first biennial conference 2018-CBSL. 22.
  2. Roshani MDN, Keerthisinghe MPUG, Jayathissa & Hettiaratchi UPK. Glycemic responses to four types of bread made using different composition and processing methods. Proceedings of the first biennial conference 2018-CBSL. 26.
  3. Anusha K, Liyanage GHS, Hettiaratchi UPK, Silva KDCP & Gunasekara DPS. Dietary vitamin D intake among a selected population of pregnant mothers in Sri Lanka: A preliminary study. Annual Scientific Sessions 2018, Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka. 8.
  4. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH, Hettiaratchi UPK, Gunasekara DPS & Silva KDCP. Vitamin D levels in pregnant and lactating mothers: Are they adequate? Annual Sceintific Sessions 2018, Colombo South Clinical Society. 10.
  5. De Silva ADP, Madushanka SPTB, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LVA. Compariosn of serum insulin levels and insulin resistance with selected anthropometric parameters in a selected population of normal and obese individuals. Proceedings of 30th Anniversary celebrations & Sceintific sessions 2017 of PSSL. 56.
  6. Madushanka SPTB, De Silva ADP, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LVA. Assessment of serum vitamin D levels and its association with body mass index (BMI) among a selected population of obese and non-obese (normal BMI) young adults. Proceedings of 30th Anniversary celebrations & Sceintific sessions 2017 of PSSL. 55.
  7. Anusha K, Liyanage GSH & Hettiaratchi UPK. Dietary vitamin D intake among lactating mothers and its correlation to vitamin Dstatus of their offspring National Health Research Symposium, 2017; 129.
  8. Anusha k, Liyanage GSH, Hettiaratchi UPK, Silva KDCP & Gunasekara DPS. Dietary calcium intake among a selected population of pregnant mothers: a preliminary study. Scientific Sessions 2017. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 87.
  9. Rathnayake G, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Comparison of C-reactive protein levels with insulin resistance and selected paramaters of adiposity in a rural diabetic population. Scientific Sessions 2017. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 89.
  10. Lasanthika TLC & Hettiaratchi UPK. Mobile phone usage pattern and incidence of self-perceived health problems among 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. Scientific Sessions 2017. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 99.
  11. Dissanayake NP, Senarathne TKRR, Athiththan LV & Hettiaratchi UPK. Is IR a better indicator to assess diabetes mellitus: A study among diabetic and non diabetics. Annual Scientific Sessions of Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka. Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka 2016. 42
  12. Riyaza MHF, Zumara MS, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan UPK.  Do fasting blood glucose (FBS), fasting serum insulin (FSI) and fasting serum C-peptide (FSC-peptide) differ in hyerptensive and non-hypertensive individuals.
  13. Hettiaratchi U.P.K.  & Pathirana BAPTN. Assessment of knowledge and practices of a healthy diet among a selected population of diabetic patients attending the Diabetic clinic in Colombo South teaching Hospital. Annual Scientific Sessions Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka 2016. Page 22.
  14. Rathnayake RGL, Perera PPR & Hettiaratchi UPK. Comparison of lipid profiles in a population of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and normal females in a rural area : A preliminary study. Scientific sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital.
  15. Zumara MS, Riyaza MHF, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LV. Comparison of lipid profile and anthropometric paramaters in hypertensive and non-hypertensive females: A case control study. Scientific sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital.
  16. Gunathilaka MDTL, & Hettiaratchi UPK. Assessment of nutritional and energy intake and selected anthopometric measurements among a sample of non-acedemic staff members in Univeristy of Sri Jayewardenepura. Scientific sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital.
  17. Ranadeva N.D.K, Hettiaratchi U.P.K, & Athiththan L.V. Can obesity alone increase fasting serum insulin, fasting serum C-peptide and insulin resistance? Ceylon College of Physicians, 48th Annual academic sessions 2015, pp. 119.
  18. Wijayathunge LADNL & Hettiaratchi UPK. Assessment of knowledge about hypertension and life style factors that might contribute to hyerptension among school teaches in Nuwaragam Palatha- east educational division, Anuradhapura district. Annual Sceintific Sessiosn of Anuradhapura Clinical Society 2015. Anuradhapura Medical Journal Vol 9: issue 2 Supplement Page S19.
  19. Anusha K, Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Hettiaratchi UPK, Athiththan LV& Perera PPR. Association between serum leptin levels with anthropometric assessments in a non-diabetic Sri Lankan population. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions 25th and 26th January 2014, Page 19.
  20. Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Anusha K,Athiththan LV, Perera PPR. & Hettiaratchi UPK. Insulin resistance and serum lipid profile in non-diabetic subjects. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions 25th and 26th January 2014, Page 22.
  21. Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Nusha MFF, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Anthropometric measurements and indices on a selected Sri Lankan non-diabetic population. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions 25th and 26th January 2014, Page24.
  22. Nusha MFF, Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Perera PPR, Athiththan LV& Hettiaratchi UPK. Do food habits have an impact on the lipid profile? A study among selected normal healthy subjects. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions 25th and 26th January 2014, Page23.
  23. Anusha K, Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Hettiaratchi UPK,Athiththan LV& Perera PPR. Association between serum leptin concentration with waist circumference, hip circumference and waist hip ratio in a selected non diabetic population. Annual Scientific Sessions Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 21st-22nd November 2013, page 13.
  24. Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Nusha MFF, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR. Fasting serum insulin, demographic factors and physical activity in a selected healthy population in the Colombo district. Annual Scientific Sessions Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 21st-22nd November 2013, page 13.
  25. Nusha MFF, Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Perera PPR, Athiththan LV& Hettiaratchi UPK. Lipid profile and selected lifestyle factors; smoking and consumption of alcohol in a selected non diabetic population. Annual Scientific Sessions Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 21st-22nd November 2013, page 14.
  26. Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Anusha K, Athiththan LV, Perera PPR & Hettiaratchi UPK.  Fasting plasma glucose and anthropometric indices in a selected non diabetic population. Annual Scientific Sessions Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 21st-22nd November 2013, page 15.
  27. Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Anusha K, Athiththan LV, Perera PPR & Hettiaratchi UPK. Association of serum creatinine and selected anthropometric parameters in selected non diabetic subjects- a preliminary study. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka 39th Annual Academic Sessions 10th November 2013, page 43.
  28. Anusha K, Walatara KNW, Nusha MFF, Hettiaratchi UPK, Athiththan LV& Perera PPR. Association of MAC and WhtR with BMI and WHR of a non diabetic population. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, 39th Annual Academic Sessions 10th November 2013, page 42.
  29. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S and Welihinda J. (2010). Nutritional aspects of a jackfruit meal. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions2010. 9
  30. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2010). Influence of dietary fibre on glycaemic indices of rice meals. Proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Symposium, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 63.
  31. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, Welihinda J & Perera MSA. (2009). Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to three breakfast meals and the effect of the breakfast on a standard lunch meal with type 2 diabetic patients. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Sessions Proceedings of the 64th Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 11.
  32. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2009) The in vitro rate of hydrolysis of starch of single and mixed meals. Scientific Sessions of the Nutrition Society 2009. 7.
  33. Hettiaratchi UPK, Senevirathna RMISK, & Ekanayake S. (2008) Inter and intra individual variations in determination of glycaemic indices. Proceedings of the 64th Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 17.
  34. Hettiaratchi UPK, & Ekanayake S. (2008) Study of physicochemical properties of foods that influence the glycaemic responses. Proceedings of the 64th Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 97.
  35. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S, & Welihinda J. (2008) Effect of rate of release of glucose on glycaemic indices. Proceedings of the 64th Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions.15.
  36. Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S. (2008) Glycaemic responses to bananas. 34th Annual academic sessions of College of General practitioners.
  37. Hettiaratchi U.P. K., Ekanayake S., Welihinda J. (2007) Blood glucose responses to selected bread varieties. Proceedings of the 63rd Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 165-166.
  38. Hettiaratchi U.P.K., Ekanayake S., Welihinda J. (2007) Comparison of a glucometer and an enzymatic assay values of blood glucose during assessment of glycaemic indices: A preliminary study. Proceedings of the 63rd Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 164-165.
  39. Hettiaratchi U.P.K., Karunanyake E.H., Wijesundera W.S.S., Angunawela P., Tennekoon K.H.   (2000). Preliminary study on BRCA1 mutation analysis of Sri Lankan breast cancer patients. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions. 8.
  40. Hettiaratchi U.P.K., Munasinge D.H.N., Chandrasekharan N.V., Karunanayake E.H., Perera H,T,M., & Peduruhewa A. (1998). Cloning of a repetitive DNA sequence for the development of a DNA probe for Culex quinquefasciatus. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science.

 

 

AWARDS


  1. NRC Merit award 2016" for the publication "Effect of demographic status and lifestyle habits on glycaemic levels in apparently healthy subjects: A cross sectional study. Journal of Diabetes Research. Doi/10.1155/2016/5240503.
    Authors: Walatara KNW, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UK & Perera PR. (2016)
  2. Merit award for the oral presentation titled "Maternal vitamin D levels during 3rd trimester of pregnancy, lactation and its relationship with vitamin D levels of their offspring among a selected population of mothers in Sri Lanka"
    Authors: Anusha K, Liyanage GSH, Hettiartachi UPK, Gunasekera DPS, Silva KDCP.
  3. Merit award for the oral presentation titled "Gender differences of Bio-Impedance analysis, somatotyping and selected anthropometric markers of adiposity and the association with insulin resistance in healthy male and female population in Sri Lanka"
    Authors: Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK, Perera PPR
  4. Best oral presenter (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals’ category) at the National Health and Research Symposium for the presentation titled "Dietary vitamin D intake among lactating mothers and its correlation to vitamin D status of their offspring"
    Authors: Anusha K, Liyanage GSH, Hettiartachi UPK
  5. "Best student" at the 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017), Malaysia for the presentation titled "Dietary macronutrient intake among Sri Lankan rural female type 2 diabetics and non-diabetics and effect towards the glycemic control"
    Authors: Rathnayake RGL, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR.
  6. "Best presentation at the child health sessions" at the 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017), Malaysia for the presentation titled "Effect of maternal vitamin D levels on anthropometric measures in infants"
    Authors:  Anusha K, Hettiaratchi UPK & Liyanage GSH.
  7. "Third place in poster presentations" at the Scientific sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura for the presentation titled "Mobile phone usage pattern and incidence of self-perceived helath probems among 2nd & 3rd year undergraduates"
    Authors: Lasanthika TLC & Hettiaratchi UPK.
  8. "Merit certificate" at theYoung Scientist Forum symposium 2017 for the presentation titled "Comparison of lipid profiles and metabolic syndrome among selected cohort of chronic and recently diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients who attended Family Practice Centre of university of Sri Jayewardenepura and Colombo South Teaching Hospital"
    Authors:  Ranatunge PWM, Rathnayake RMD, Sasna MHF, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan LV.
  9. "Merit certificate" at theYoung Scientist Forum symposium 2017 for the presentation titled "Effects of physical activity on body composition in women with or without Diabetes"
    Authors: Rathnayake RGL, Perera PPR & Hettiaratchi UPK
  10. "Best poster presentation" WONCA -SAR 2016 for the paper titled " Does fasting serum insulin resistance and fasting serum C-peptide levels vary with gender?
    Authors; Ranadeva K, Hettiaratchi UPK & Athiththan L.
  11. "Merit certificate" at theYoung Scientist Forum symposium 2016 for the presentation titled "Assessment of knowledge and risk factors o hypertension among hypertensive school teaches in a selected educational division in Anuradhapura district"
    Authors: Wijayathunge LADNL & Hettiaratchi UPK.
  12. "NRC merit award 2014" for the publication "Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to breakfast meals and the second meal effect to the breakfast meals with Type 2 diabetics". International Journal of Diabetes in developing countries.
    Authors: Hettiaratchi UPK., Ekanayake S. & Welihinda J.
  13. "Award for the Best Oral Presentation (1st Place)" 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference RISTCON, January 22-23, 2014 for the paper on "Study of fasting plasma glucose levels in non-diabetic subjects related to selected risk factors for type 2 diabetes".
    Authors: Walatara KNW, Anusha K., Nusha MFF, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UPK & Perera PPR
  14. "The Merit award for the Oral Presentation" at Proceedings of Young Scientist Forum symposium 2013, for the Paper Is apolipoprotein B good marker for dyslipidaemia?
    Authors:  Nusha MFF, Walatara KNW, Anusha K, Perera PPR, Athiththan LV & Hettiaratchi UPK.
  15. "SLAAS Postgraduate Research award 2011" (Merit category) awarded at the inauguration ceremony of the 67th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
  16. "Most outstanding Sirimavian" awarded at the Annual Prize giving 2010 of Sirimavo Bandaranayaka Vidyalaya, Colombo.
  17. "Award for the Best Presentation" at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka 2010 for the presentation titled "Nutritional aspects of a jackfruit meal".
    Authors: Hettiaratchi UPK, Ekanayake S & Welihinda J.
  18. "Presidential Research award - 2001" for the publication "A polymerase chain reaction based method for the detection of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)" in Bulletin of Entomological Research.
    Authors: Hettiaratchi UPK, Munasinge DHN, Chandrasekharan NV, Karunanayake EH, & Jayasekera N