prof-s. prathapan

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  S. Prathapan

Prof. S. Prathapan

Professor in Community Medicine
Department of Community Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4175     
E-mail : drpbshamini@yahoo.com


 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


  • Board certified as a Consultant Community Physician since 2010
  • Doctor of Medicine (Community Medicine) 2009 - Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Master of Science (Community Medicine) 2005-2006 - Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - 2002 - University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


  1. Senior Lecturer and Professor, October 2010 to date
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  2. Sri Lanka Honorary Research Fellow, 05.12.2009 to 04.12.2010
    Institute of Health and Society Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. Lecturer in Community Medicine, 02.05.2005 to 9thOctober 2010
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
    Major responsibilities:
    Conducting lectures to medical undergraduates.
    Supervising research projects carried out by undergraduates
    Conducting antenatal clinics, family planning clinics and child welfare clinics in
    the University Health Unit Area
    Conducting Viva voce examination for Social Paediatrics programme for medical
    undergraduates
    Supervising community clerkship programme of medical undergraduates

  4. Worked as an additional Medical Officer of Health in University Health Unit Area
    (Borelesgamuwa), 02.05.2005- to date.

  5. Medical Officer in Anaesthesia (16.03.2004 - 01.05.2005)
    General Hospital, Ratnapura.

  6. Medical Officer in Orthopedics (08.04.2003 - 15.03.2004)
    National Hospital Of Sri Lanka

  7. Intern Medical Officer [Surgery] (08.10.2002 - 07.04.2003)
    National Hospital Of Sri Lanka

  8. Intern Medical Officer [Medicine] (08.04.2002 - 07.10.2002)
    National Hospital Of Sri Lanka

 

 

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL


  1. Local Surveyor in the International Course n surveying and evaluating ethical review practices by the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region, August 2017
  2. Editorial Board - e news letter, ASCEND News letter
  3. Resource person at a panel discussion held on "Different strategies for non-communicable disease research" at the ASCEND Conference held in August 2013 in Trivanddrum, India
  4. Resource person for epidemiology and statistics fat the SAARC Regional Training on Management Information for Action (MIFA) for Tuberculosis & HIV/AIDS Control Programmes, 13-17 June 2013, Sri-Lanka
  5. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health: 2010 Reviewer
  6. Resource Person at the Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey Summer Workshop held on 8thJuly 2010 at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on "NorDIP : Audit Data 2005 - 2007
  7. Resource Person to the UK, NorDIP steering Group held on 14thMay 2010 on Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey: Methods for comparing unit by unit comparison
  8. Developed a protocol for presenting unit by unit comparisons using funnel plots
  9. Taught Statistics for PhD and MSc students at the Institute of Health and Society Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: 2009 - 2010
  10. Health and Social care for socially marginalized people, achievements and Impact. 2004 - 2010. SIDA/SAREC Research programme. Publisher: Department of women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-978677-2-6

 

 

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS AT NATIONAL LEVEL


  1. Editorial member of the Ceylon Medical Journal
  2. Co Editor of the Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  3. Chairperson at the130thSLMA International medical Congress, in Clinical and Research Ethics
  4. Reviewer of research proposals - SLMA Research Grant 2017
  5. Chairperson for 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. iCMA 2015, Sep 2015
  6. Chairperson at the session on health of special categories at the 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 8th July 2015.
  7. Chairperson at the oral presentation session in Community Medicine at the 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 8th July 2015.
  8. Chairperson at the joint regional meeting with the Sri Lanka Medical Association and the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital held on 27th of June 2015.
  9. Resource person for the Post graduate Diploma Course in Microbiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2014
  10. Resource person at the FERCSL , SLMA ethics workshop June 6th 2014
  11. Resource person at the SLAAS advanced statistics training May 2014
  12. Compiled the Programme book for the Annual scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians 2013
  13. Reviewer at the 18th Annual scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians 2013
  14. Author, SLMA news letter, August 2013 on Building Key Competencies of Field Health Staff to Promote Family Well being
  15. Co Author, Daily News, on "Promoting parenting role in early Childhood care and Development", July 8th 2013
  16. Judge for poster presentations at the Annual Scientific session of the Sri Lanka medical Association in year 2012 and 2013
  17. SLASS - Statistics for post graduates, a day session
  18. SAARC regional training on Management Information for Action (MIFA) for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS control programmes 13-17 June 2013
  19. Reviewer at the International Conference of Public Health Innovations, NIHS, Sri Lanka, May 2013.
  20. Reviewer of the Ceylon National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (CNAPT) Award - offered by the Sri Lanka Medical Association for published medical research in Sri Lanka. 2013
  21. Author, SLMA news letter, May 2013 on Cancer in women: issues, challenges and strategies
  22. Author, SLMA news letter, April 2013 on Women and Stress’ for the Guest lecture to commemorate International Women’s Day 2013
  23. Chaired and was a resource person at the regional symposium at Trincomalee, on Cancer in women: issues, challenges and strategies on the 10th April 2013.
  24. Resource person in teaching statistics for the Paediatrics MD part II examination at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2012
  25. Resource person for Statistics for the Nutrition Society - November 2012.
  26. Resource person in teaching statistics for the Obstetrics and Gynecology MD part I examination at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2012
  27. Editorial on "A stark glimpse of the challenges of tomorrow" : Vol 16, No 2, 2012
  28. Symposium on status of Women in the Estate sector: Achievements and challenges - Rapporteur at the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress: July 2012
  29. Author of the handbook for medical undergraduates, 2011
  30. Assistant Editor of the Journal of College of Community Physicians - Since 2011
  31. Unit author of the Health statistics at the Open University of Sri Lanka(2011)
  32. Resource person for the Post graduate Diploma Course in Pathology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2012
  33. Editor of "Statistics for Medical Undergraduates" ISBN - 2012
  34. Examiner for the ERPM examination - Since 2012
  35. Resource person for "Research methods" at the District Hospital Homogama for Consultants and medical officers; 2012
  36. Author at a national paper Virakesari on Adolescent Health: August 2011
  37. Author at a national paper Thinakural on Women’s health: 2010

 

 

RESEARCH


Research Presentations

  1. Prathapan S., Prathapan R., Fonseka P. Relevant service factors for pre-term delivery. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2007
  2. Prathapan S., Fonseka P., Prathapan R. Pregnancy related risk factors for preterm delivery. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Perinatal Society. Sri Lanka: Oral Presentation; 2007.
  3. Prathapan R., Dodampahala H., Wijeratne C. N, Jayawardena A, Prathapan S.,et al. An evaluation of sonographic parameters of fetal growth, maternal glycaemia and pregnancy outcome of gestational diabetes mellitus in a Sri Lankan tertiary care unit. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2007.
  4. Banneheke B.M.H.A., Fernandopulle R.C., Wickramasinghe R., Prathapan S. Use of dipstick test and self obtained low vaginal swabs in the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2008
  5. Prathapan R., Upali Marasinghe, Prathapan S. Routine uterotonic drug prophylaxis for Atonic Post-Partum Haemorrhage and outcomes in the third stage of labour. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2008
  6. Prathapan R., Amarasinghe I., Prathapan S. An audit on cardiotrophograph in an obstetric unit. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2008
  7. Iresha M.A.G., Prathapan S., Senevirathne H.R. Effect of counselling on contraception in women with heart disease. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sri Lanka: oral presentation; 2008
  8. Gunawardane DMDEA., Priyadarshana GDK., Prathapan S., Wickramasinghe R., Ekanayake S. Proportion of infections and clinical features of Toxoplasma gondi , Strongyloides stercoralis and Cryptosporidium parvum among a selected group of immunocompromised patients. Ceylon College of Physicians. Sri Lanka: Oral presentation; 2008.
  9. Banneheke H., Fernandopulle R., Wickramasinghe R., Fernando N., De Silva G., Tilakaratne D., et al. Evaluation of laboratory techniques and assessment of self obtained vaginal swabs for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis among women in Colombo,Sri Lanka. International Union against sexually transmitted Infections. Milan, Italy: oral presentation; 2008.
  10. Gunawardane DMDEA., De Sila IDGG., Thilakaratne WDT., Prathapan S., Priyadarshana GDPK., Wickramasinghe R., et al. Opportunistic parasitic infections in a selected group of immunocompromised patients. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Sri Lanka: 2008
  11. Gunawardane DMDEA., De Sila IDGG., Thilakaratne WDT., Prathapan S., Ekanayake S., Wickramasinghe R. Parasitic infections among institutionalised individuals. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Sri Lanka: 2008
  12. Rathnayake D., Dodanwela A., Kulasinghe M., Wicktemasinghe R., atanayake Y, withana D., Jayasingha L., Rathanthilaka M., Premawardena I, Wijalath P., Gunawardena T., Wickremasinghe R., Prathapan S., Purpose of usage of the Information technology Laboratory (IT lab) by medical students of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 50th Anniversary Academic conference of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka; 2009
  13. Faleel A., Amarakoon P., Kumarasena L., Dissanayake M., D.Abetgunathilake, C.Withana, M.Kodithuwaku, R.Gunasekara, R.Fernando, G.Buddika, Pathirana A, Prathapan S.,. Assessment of Knowledge on Preventive Methods and First Aid Practices of Snake Bite among People in Anuradhapura District. 50th Anniversary Academic Conference of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka; 2009
  14. Madurangi WH., Costa MN., Priyadarshini NAD., Dimuthumali WGD., Piyadasa WHS., Jeewani AA, Maduka KL, Priyadharshini AMN, Kulathunga BWTU, Faheema KMM, P.Hettiarachchi, Prathapan S. Respiratory symptoms and lung function tests among gem cutters in Ratnapura MOH area. 50th Anniversary Academic Conference of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka: Poster presentation; 2009
  15. Wanigabandu LV., Prathapan S., Somaweera SWR., Bandara KGMW., Suranga MA., De Alwis HM., et al. Visual impairment and associated factors among school children: a case control study. College of General Practioners of Sri Lanka. Colombo: Oral presentation; 2010.
  16. Adams J., Prathapan S., Bythell M., Rankin J. Socio-economic deprivation and uptake of Down syndrome screening in Northern England. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, UK; 2011
  17. Tennant P, Prathapan S, Bilous R, Bell R, Outcomes in successive pregnancies in women with pre-gestational diabetes, Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2011. Available on http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
  18. Prathapan S., Prathapan R., Jude S., Suthananthan G., Wijeyasiri A. Post conflict contraceptive needs of the internally displaced women. Kotelawala Defence University symposium on post conflict. Sri Lanka: Oral presentation; 2011
  19. Prathapan S. Prevention and First Aid Practices of Snake Bite in Anuradhapura district. Post Graduate Institute of Medicine - 30th Anniversary sessions. Sri Lanka: Poster presentation; 2011
  20. P W G Tennant, S Prapathan, R Bilous, R Bell. Recurrence of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with pre-gestational diabetes. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2011;65: http://jech.bmj.com/content/65/Suppl_1/A214.4
  21. Bell R., Tennant PWG., Prathapan S., Bilous R. Risk of recurrent adverse pregnancy outcome in women with diabetes. Fetal and Neonatal - an edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. June 2011;96 (1):129
  22. Prathapan, S., Prathapan, R., Lindmark, G., Fonseka, P., Lokubalasooriya, A. Quality of detection of pregnancy induced hypertension to reduce maternal mortality to one digit in Sri Lanka. RCOG 2012
  23. Balagobi B, Silva WTT, Chandrasekera SK, Sutharshan K, Prathapan S, Weerakkodi A. Relationship of Prostate Volume and Prostate specific antigen levels in Sri Lankan men with benign prostatic Hyperplasia. 41st annual Academic sessions of the college of Surgeons of Sri Lanka jointly with the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2012 August
  24. Wanigabandu LV., Prathapan S., Somaweera SWR., Bandara KGMW., Suranga MA., De Alwis HM., et al. Visual impairment and associated factors among school children: a case control study. Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health: poster presentation; 2012.
  25. Balasooriya A, Samarasinghe TM, Perera PLD, Kalinga TD, Prathapan S, Kottahachchi. Are the health care workers geared to prevent H1N1 in the future? Scientific Sessions 2012. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  26. Gunasekera HAKM, Silva KCDP, Prathapan S, Mananwaththa S, Weerasinghe G, Abeygunasekera N. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in women attending sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in the Colombo District. Sri Lanka College of Venereologists, 17th Annual Scientific sessions 2012.
  27. De Zoysa ARV, Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan S, Wasalathanthri S, Comparison of sweet sensation in Diabetics, pre diabetics and individuals with normal glycemic profiles. Annual Scientific sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 2013, 21st to 22nd November 2013, Colombo , Sri Lanka
  28. C.S.E.Goonawardena, B.C.V.Senarathna, S. Prathapan, Risk factors for separation/divorce among ever married women in Colombo District. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. International Conference on
    Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA) August 2014
  29. S. Prathapan, Prevalence of divorce and separation in three districts of Sri Lanka and socio demographic profile of separated or divorced women, 16th Annual sessions of the Population association of Sri Lanka. 5th July 2014
  30. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan, Indrakumar J, Joseph J. Culturally acceptable practices for Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Tamils Living in the Batticaloa District, Peradeniya University, International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2015
  31. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan, J.Indrakumar, J.Joseph . Concerns of Physicians and nutritionists on Self-Management of Diabetes Mellitus among the Tamils living in Batticaloa district: A qualitative study. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. (iCMA), Sep 2015
  32. Jeewandara KC, Paranavitane SA, Fernando S, Gomez L, Fernando RH, Thanthrimudalige M, Jayewardene A, Panapitiya S, Prathapan S, Ogg GS, Malavige GN. Comparison of seroconversion rates to the Japanese encephalitis live and killed vaccines in children. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 6th to 9th July 2015
  33. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan ,Indrakumar J, Joseph J. Knowledge and attitudes of Tamil with Diabetis Mellitus in a selected center in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. SLMA 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, 6th to 9th July 2015
  34. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan, Indrakumar J, Joseph J. Medication practices and glycemic control among patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus, 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 25th to 27th July 2016
  35. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan, Indrakumar J, Joseph J. Glycemic control and its associated dietary related factors among Tamil patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus, The 2nd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2016), July 2016
  36. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan, Indrakumar J, Joseph J. Factors associated with good glycemic control among Tamil patients with type II diabetes mellitus: a case control study. 12th European Diabetes Congress, September 2016, Berlin, Germany
  37. KC Jeewandara, L Gomez, SA Paranavitane, MCK Jayarathne, M Tantirimudalige, S Fernando, R Fernando, S Prathapan, GS Ogg, GN Malavige, Obesity and the presence of asthma are associated with hospitalization due to dengue infection, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 2016, Volume 45, Supplement 1, p1-500
  38. T S M Fernando, S Prathapan, H R M Fernando, Factors affecting difficulties in breast feeding in mothers attending selected lactation management centers in Colombo district, Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Vol. 22, Suppl. 1, September 2016
  39. Malavige, G.N., Wijewickrama, A., Fernando, S., Madushanka, P., Punchihewa, C., Ginneliya, A., Samarasekara, S., Paranavitana, S., Idampitiya, D., Wanigatunga, C., Dissanayaka, H., Prathapan, S., Jeewandara, C., Gomes, L.Ogg, GEfficacy Of Rupatadine In The Treatment Of Acute Dengue Infection. November 13-17, 2016 65th Annual Meeting - American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  40. Wanigatunge CA, Warnacula G, Prathapan S , Audit on herbal study protocols reviewed by an Ethics Review Committee of a Western Medical Institution. 16th FERCAP International Conference, November 2016
  41. Peramuna PDOSD, Fernando LH, Wanigatunga PS, Kulasiri WGMMT, Pathirage CL, Prathapan S. How season of birth affects Schizophrenia in Sri Lanka. Scientific Sessions 2016. FMS,USJ
  42. Perris TVM, Liyanage ML, Waaduge LT, Sanjaya M, Wickramathunge CV, Liyanage G, Prathapan S. A survey on lifestyle restriction in children with asthma: A comparison with Quality of Life (QoL) Scientific Sessions 2016. FMS, USJ
  43. Ranaweera HD, Posonmali BLR, Panduwawala PKTK, Dias GUN, De Alwis SMAN, Liyanage G, Prathapan S. Effect of caregiver’s feeding practice on behaviour and activity of preschool children. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017
  44. Ganesapiragas M, Balasubramaniam R, Shanmugeshwaran T, Subramaiam B, Nimalan NJ, Prathapan S, Waidyasekara H. Needle prick injuries and associated factors among nurses in Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017
  45. Dhananjaya AADY, Kodikara CS, Jayasinghe VMA, Sagara DCRR, Nilakshi MPCI, Wijesiri WA, Prathapan S. Assessment of causative risk factors for ulcerative colitis in patients attending selected Sri Lankan Hospital. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017
  46. Adikari AMMB, Amarasekara K, De Silva TL, Perera WAS, Subodani KGAB, Wijesekara AIC, Prathapan S, Vidanapathirana M, Prevalence of atherosclerosis in post mortems conducted at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017.
  47. Urmila MB, Jayasinghe AU, Chathurika AA< Wickramathunga PGCK, Jayathilaka WTS, Prathapan S, Perera PPR, The association between selected anthropometric measurements and physical activity among female garment factory workers. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017.
  48. Balakrishnan G, Raviraj P, Selvaranjan A, Rex Stephen D, Dayalan ND, Prathapan S, Kathriarachchi S. Stress related problems and their impact on the lives on intern house officers during their intern period in selected hospitals in Colombo District. Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 25th May 2017.
  49. Antibiotic Self-Medication Among School Teachers in Western Province, Sri Lanka. K. Kiriwandeniya; S. Pitiyawithana; S. Nissansala; H. Wickremasinghe; G. Wijekumara; S. Prathapan; and P. Jayawardane, Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 25th June 2017
  50. R.A.S Achintha, H.D.S Jayasanka, K.N.N Perera, S.A. Piyarathne, R.L.S.S Ratnayake, Jayamal De Silva, S. Prathapan, Knowledge on Common Child Psychiatric Disorders among Preschool Teachers in Maharagama Area and Their Referral Practices, National Undergraduate Research Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission, 4th August 2017
  51. Melaka Kodikara, Chathurini Mathangaweera, Bathiya Ruwandika, Upendri Samaraweera, Suvini Wanniarachchi, Rasika Perera, Shamini Pathapan The Effect of the Pictorial Health Warning on Cigarette Packet on Smokers, National Undergraduate Research Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission, 4th August 2017
  52. D.A.N. Fernando, C.L. Munagama, S.M. Samarasinghe, Y.A.C.P. Perera, L.M.A.C. Edirisinghe, D. Jayatilake, R. Wickremasinghe, S. Prathapan Knowledge Regarding Lymphedema in the Community and Compliance to Limb Care in Lymphedema Patients in Selected Clinics of Colombo District, National Undergraduate Research Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission, 4th August 2017
  53. K Kiriwandeniya, S Pitiyawithana, S Nissansala, H Wickremasinghe, G. Wijekumara; S. Prathapan; and P. Jayawardane, Antibiotic Self-Medication Among School Teachers in Western Province, Sri Lanka, Clinical Therapeutics 39 (8), e77-e78. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2017.05.239
  54. Fernando GVM, Prathapan S, What do young doctors know of Palliative Care; How do they believe the concept should work? Colombo Conference on Medical Education, Nov 2017
  55. ND Withanage, S. Prathapan, H.Peris, S.Perera, LV Athiththan,. Socio-demographic, Occupational and behavioural risk factors that attribute to lumbar disc herniation and degeneration: a case control study in a selected Sri Lankan population Proceedings of the 7th Young Scientist Forum, National science and Technology Commission Sri Lanka, Jan 2018
  56. Vidanage D, Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan S, Wasalathanthri S. Impact of short term aerobic exercises on taste perception for sucrose in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. International research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, October 2018.
  57. Vidanage D, Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan S, Wasalathanthri S. Association between glycemic control and taste perception for sucrose in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Research Symposium 2018 Western province, Provincial Director of Health services, Western Province Conference, Colombo, November 2018
  58. G Chamath Fernando, Shamini Prathapan, What Do Young Doctors Know of Palliative Care; How Do They Believe The Concept should work?, 5th Vasco da Gama Movement Forum, 26-27 January 2018, Porto, Portugal.
  59. Subhashini Suwandaarachchi1, Shamini Prathapan, Preference and associated factors for the caesarean section as a mode of delivery among primi-pregnant mothers attending selected antenatal clinics of Bandaragama Medical Officer of Health in Sri Lanka, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Taj Samudra, Sri Lanka September 2018
  60. Adikari AMMB, Amarasekara K, De Silva T L, Perera WAS, Subodani KGA, Wijesekara WAIC, Prathapan S, Vidanapathirana M, Prevalence of atherosclerosis in postmortems conducted at a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  61. Weeraratne KC, Kalubowila KWDSI, Jayathilake RAEC, Hettiarachchi A, Benaragama CA, Fernando S, Prathapan S, Factors associated with menstrual irregularities among girls between 16-18 years, their co coping strategies and quality of life , International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  62. Jayawardana PH, Rupika RSJ, Piyumika HNT, Hemachandra AWGA, Gunathilaka MDBD, Fernandopulle B, Prathapan S, Awareness of clinical features, mode of inheritance and screening methods of Thalassemia among Grade 11 and 12 students of Kurunegala District, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  63. Elvitigala KN, Weerakkody DSI, Ranasinghe KA , Wanasinghe ASLM , Prathapan S, Kulathika C. Knowledge, myths and stigma about Tuberculosis among apparel industry employees in Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  64. Maddumage SS, Seneviratne MLJP, Gunasiri MSM, Dinushika BMGN, Jayathilaka RD, Undugodage C, Prathapan S. Factors affecting non-conversion of sputum smear at the completion of 2 months of treatment in pulmonary tuberculosis patients at tertiary referral centers in Colombo District, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  65. Abeydeera SP, Ariyasinghe WC, Dharmakeerthi KHS, Newamali HPS, Ekanayake SP, Perera PPR, Prathapan S. Tuberculosis among prisoners and prison officers: Proportion, preventive measures, knowledge, attitudes and practices, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  66. Venilan S, Nitharsanan M, Dulanjana GT, Wijayantha WS, Premarathna GKCS, Prathapan S, Wickremasinghe R. Mothers’ knowledge and practices regarding nematode infections among preschool children in Colombo District, Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  67. Munagama CL, Fernando DAN, Samarasinghe SM, Perera YACP, Edirisinghe LMAC, Jayathilake D, Wickremasinghe R, Prathapan S. Knowledge regarding lymphedema in the community and compliance with limb care in lymphedema patients in selected clinics of Colombo district, Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  68. Nanayakkara PBDAL, Kodithuwakku R, Pallemulla IS, Ranasinghe TAB, Ranasinghe PTK, Prathapan S, Hulathduwa SR. Knowledge, attitude and current practice of intern medical officers in Colombo District regarding legal importance of medical records, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  69. Sugathapala J, Witharana M, Bandara P, Madhusanka D, Thivanka CT, Wimalasekara S, Prathapan S, Lung functions, factors associated with respiratory symptoms and preventive methods adopted among urban construction workers in Sri Lanka, International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, 7th February 2019, Sri Lanka
  70. Shehani Delwatta, Jayamini Kaushalya, Ravindu Shehan, Shamini Prathapan, Chamila Pilimatalawwe. Education; key to improve knowledge and awareness on epidural analgesia for labour pain management. 9th Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress (FAOPS2019) from March 28th to March 31st, 2019, in Kobe, Japan
  71. Impact of glycemic control on taste perception for sucrose in patinets with type 2 DM, Vidanage D., Wasalathanthri S., Hettiarachchi P., S. Prthapan. 9th Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress (FAOPS2019) from March 28th to March 31st, 2019, in Kobe, Japan
  72. Screening a Sample of at Risk Population for Human Echinoccosis (Hydatid) Infection in Western Province, Sri Lanka Medical Association 132nd Anniversary International Medical Congress, 24th - 27th July 2019, Galadari Hotel, Colombo. P44
  73. K Anusha, U P K Hettiaratchi , S. Prathapan , D P S Gunasekera, Dammike Silva and G Liyanage. Serum vitamin D levels and exposure to sun-a study among a population of pregnant mothers in the Colombo district. 52nd Annual Scientific congress. Sri Lanka College of obstetrician and gynecologist.
  74. Pathiraja RP, Prathapan S., Awareness, knoeldege and factors that affect the use of folic acid among pregnant and non pregnant women in the reproductive age in a selected area in Colombo District. 52nd Annual Scientific congress. Sri Lanka College of obstetrician and gynecologist. August 2019
  75. K Anusha, U P K Hettiarachchi, S. Prathapan, D P S Gunasekera and G Liyanage. Maternal vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and bone specific alkaline phosphatase among a population of pregnant mothers in the Colombo District. SLENDO 2019 - Endocrine Congress Sri Lanka. Will be held on 1st to 3rd August 2019.
  76. K Anusha, S. Prathapan, U P K Hettiaratchi, D P S Gunasekera, Dammike Silva and G Liyanage. Do socio demographic characteristics influence the correlation between vitamin D and PTH? Study among pregnant mothers in the Colombo district. International conference on health sciences 2019. Will be held on 17th to 18th October 2019.
  77. K Anusha, U P K Hettiaratchi , S. Prathapan, D P S Gunasekera, Dammike Silva and G Liyanage. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among a population of pregnant mothers in urban, rural and estate sectors in the Colombo district. 5th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA) - 2019.
  78. K Anusha, U P K Hettiaratchi, S. Prathapan, D P S Gunasekera, Dammike Silva and G Liyanage. Is peripheral ultrasound BMD measure is a useful tool to identify the vitamin D deficiency? A study among a population of pregnant mothers in the Colombo District. National Health and research symposium 2019.

 

Research Publications

  1. Prathapan S, Crowder D, Bell R. Funnel plots for comparing institutional performance of antenatal care in pregnant women with diabetes. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011, Dec 30; 56 (4).
  2. Prathapan S, Lindmark G, Fonseka P, Lokubalasooriya A, Prathapan R. How good is the quality of antenatal care in the Colombo district of Sri Lanka in diagnosing and treating anaemia? Quality in primary care. 2011.
  3. Prathapan S, Fonseka P, Lindmark G, Prathapan R, Lokubalasooriya A. The need for quality improvement in diagnosing pregnancy induced hypertension in Sri Lanka. South East Asia Journal of Public Health. 2013 July 30; 2 (2) : 55-60.
  4. Shamini Prathapan, Jean Adams, Mary Bythell, Judith Rankin, Are there socio-economic inequalities in the uptake of Down syndrome screening in the UK? Prenatal Diagnosis, Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 293-295, March 2012.
  5. S. Prathapan, P. Fonseka, G. Lindmark, R.Prathapan, A. Lokubalasooriya, Quality of Field Antenatal Clinics Services Checklist: A Valid and Reliable Tool for Quality Improvement, Asian Journal of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2321 - 3639) Volume 01- Issue 01, June 2013.
  6. Banneheke H, Fernandopulie R, Prathapan S, De Silva G, Fernando N, Wickremasinghe R. Culture and immunochromatographic technique for diagnosis of trichomoniasis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2014 Mar 25; 59 (1).
  7. S Prathapan, P Hettiarachchi, S W Wimalasekara. Respiratory illnesses and ventilatory function among gem cutters in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 29-31.
  8. G. Kisokanth, S. Prathapan. Factors influencing self-management of diabetes mellitus - a review article, Journal of Diabetology, October 2013; 3:1 1.5
  9. Kumarasinghe A. Sriyani, Sudharshani Wasalathanthri, Priyadharshika Hettiarachchi, Shamini Prathapan. Predictors of Diabetic Foot and Leg Ulcers in a Developing Country with a Rapid Increase in the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus, PLOS ONE November 2013, Volume 8, Issue 11
  10. Mangalika GK, Cankanamge SK, Priyadarshana D, Shamini P, Sujatha M, Geeganage W, Nalaka A. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in women attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in the Colombo district, Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 Feb 7]; 57:55-60. Available from: http://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2014/57/1/55/130898
  11. Shamini Prathapan, Lagath U Wanigabandu , D De Silva, V. Serasinghe, N. Dadigamuwa, M. Sannasuriya, M Rajakaruna, Neelangani D.G.Lamahewage Anxiety of adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia and their myths and Beliefs. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology Vol 24, No 1 (2014) page 11 -14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.5451
  12. Shamini Prathapan, Kumudu Wijewardena, R.Prathapan - A Review on Food and Beverages Advertisements on Television aimed at Children, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2014 Edition.
  13. T. M. Wijesuriya, M. M. Weerasekera, J. Kottahachchi, K. N. P. Ranasinghe, M. S. S. Dissanayake, S. Prathapan, T. D. C. P. Gunasekara, A. Nagahawatte, L. D. Guruge, U. Bulugahapitiya, and S. S. N. Fernando. Proportion of lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014 Jan-Feb; 18(1): 63-69. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.126556.
  14. Sudharshani Wasalathanthri, Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi and Shamini Prathapan, Sweet taste sensitivity in pre-diabetics, diabetics and normoglycemic controls: a comparative cross sectional study, BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014, 14:67 doi:10.1186/1472-6823-14-67
  15. Chandima Jeewandara, Thiruni N Adikari, Laksiri Gomes, Samitha Fernando, RH Fernando, MKT Perera, Dinuka Ariyaratne, Achala Kamaladasa, Maryam Salimi, Shamini Prathapan, Graham S Ogg, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Functionality of dengue virus specific memory T cell responses in individuals who were hospitalized or who had mild or subclinical dengue infection, PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2015, vol 01, issue 4
  16. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph, Patients with diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital: their knowledge on disease, treatments and complications. International Journal of Current Research, 2014, Vol 6, Issue 07
  17. Peter W.G.Tennant, Rudy Bilous, Shamini Prathapan, Ruth Bell, Risk and Recurrences of serious Adverse outcomes in the first and second pregnancies of women with preexisting Diabetes, Diabetes Care. DOI: 10.2337/ dc14-1888. January 2015.
  18. Shamini Prathapan, Kumudu Wijewardena, Wah Yun Low, Content Analysis of Food and Beverages Advertisements Targeting Children and Adults on Television in Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Public Health, December 10, 2015 DOI: 1010539515620481.
  19. Chandima Jeewandara, Laksiri Gomes, S. A. Paranavitane, Mihiri Tantirimudalige, Sumedha Sandaruwan Panapitiya, Amitha Jayewardene, Samitha Fernando, R. H. Fernando, Shamini Prathapan, Graham S. Ogg, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige. Change in Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis Seroprevalence Rates in Sri Lanka, PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0144799 December 22, 2015
  20. Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Sri Lanka, 2014 - Report, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2015
  21. B Seneviratne, S Prathapan, Knowledge on Diabetic Retinopathy among Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka, Journal of US-China Medical Science, Vol 13, 2016
  22. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph, Self-Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Tamils in the Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka: A Qualitative Study, Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, Vol 15, Issue 5, 2016
  23. Shamini Prathapan, Amarasinghe WMSY, Balasooriya TC, Harshana Eranga RA, Fernando DTM, Fernando PTM, Risk factors for domestic falls in elders in Sri Lanka, Biomedical Research 2017; 28 (8)
  24. Chandanie Amila Wanigatunge, Shamini Prathapan, Gizelle Malinka Warnacula, Rochelle Shanika Tanner Identifying reasons for delays in ethics approval: Experience of an institutional ethics review committee Eubios Journal of Asian and International Journal of Bioethics, Volume 26, November 2016
  25. Pathiraja R, Prathapan S, Goonawardena S. Urinary Incontinence of Women in a Nationwide Study in Sri Lanka: Prevalence and Risk Factors, Urology Journal. 2017 May 23;14(3):3075-3080
  26. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph. How much do Tamil Patients with Diabetes know about complications of Diabetes? A descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2017, Volume 7, No 1.
  27. Pathiraja RP, Prathapan S, Gunewardena S, Impact of urinary incontinence on quality of Life of women in a community sample in three districts of Sri Lanka - A cross sectional study, October 2017, Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  28. Primary health care systems (PRIMASYS): case study from Sri Lanka. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
  29. Fernando, M. & Prathapan, S., (2017). Why do mothers fail to breastfeed successfully? A descriptive study done at selected lactation management centres in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2017. 46(4), pp.337-342. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v46i4.8381
  30. Rohanachandra YM, Prathapan S, Wijetunge GS. Characteristics of mothers’ depressive illness as predictors for emotional and behavioural problems in children in a Sri Lankan setting. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018 Mar 3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2018.03.014
  31. Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Ananda Wijewickrama, Samitha Fernando, Chandima Jeewandara, Anushka Ginneliya, Supun Samarasekara, Praveen Madushanka, Chameera Punchihewa, Shiran Paranavitane, Damayanthi Idampitiya, Chandanie Wanigatunga, Harsha Dissanayake, Shamini Prathapan, Laksiri Gomes, Siti AB Aman, Ashley St John, Graham S Ogg A preliminary study on efficacy of rupatadine for the treatment of acute dengue infection. Scientific reports 8 (1), 3857
  32. Rohanachandra YM, Prathapan S, Wijetunge GS. Psychological Problems and Socioemotional Wellbeing among Children of Mothers with Depression and Their Association with sociodemographic Factors in a Sri Lankan Setting. Hindawi Psychiatry Journal, Volume 2018, Article ID 3809384, 6 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3809384
  33. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph, Validation of educational material for diabetes self-management education: Judgmental and criterion validity. Biomedical Research 2018; 29 (11): 2290-2295.
  34. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph, Diet related factors for good glycaemic control among patients with diabetes mellitus in the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka 2018 46 (3): 443 - 451 . DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v46i3.8496
  35. Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Sri Lanka, 2018 - Report, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2018
  36. National Size estimation of the most at risk population for HIV in Sri Lanka - Report 2018, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2018
  37. Caregiver feeding styles and their effect on behaviour and activity of a cohort of preschool children in 4 selected schools in the Colombo District of Sri Lanka. Dias G.U.N., Panduwawala P.K.T.K., B.L.R.Posonmali, H.D.Ranaweera, S.M.A.N. De Alwis, S. Prathapan, G.Liyanage. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2018; 47: 215-218
  38. Glycemic control and its determinants among patients with diabetes mellitus in the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. G Kisokanth, S Prathapan, J Indrakumar, J Joseph, Sri Lankan Family Physician, 2018, 34, 17-25
  39. Is knowledge and attitude on epidural analgesia during labour satisfactory among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Colombo District? S Delwatta, PD Kaushalya, AK Shehan, C Pilimatalawwe, S Prathapan. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2019, 27 (1)
  40. Knowledge, attitudes and current practices of intern medical officers in Colombo District regarding legal importance of medical records. RS Kodithuwakku , PBDAL Nanayakkara, IS Pallemulla, TAB Ranasinghe, PTK Ranasinghe, Shamini Prathapan, Sanjaya R Hulathduwa, Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, 2019 June; Vol. 7, Issue 1
  41. Maternal vitamin D status and its effect on vitamin D levels in early infancy in a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka, Anusha Kaneshapillai, Usha Hettiaratchi, Dulani Gunasekera, Shamini Prathapan and Guwani Liyanage Hindawi, International Journal of Endocrinology, Volume 2019, Article ID 9017951, 6 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9017951
  42. What do young doctors know of palliative care; how do they expect the concept to work? A ‘palliative care’ knowledge and opinion survey among young doctors. G. V. M. C. Fernando, S. Prathapan. BMC Research Notes201912:419. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4462-2
  43. A preliminary study on diabetes self-management education and glycemic control among patients with diabetes mellitus. Kisokanth G., Indrakumar J., Prathapan S., Joseph J., Ilankoon I.M.P.S., Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2019, Vol. 9, No. 9
  44. Chathuri Weerawardana, Sandun Undugoda, Achala Upeksha, Dimal Prathapasinghe, Chandimani Undugodage, Ananda Wijayasiri and Shamini Prathapan. Characteristics Of Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Induced Hepatitis Patients In Colombo District, Sri Lanka. European Journal Of Pharmaceutical And Medical Research. 2019,6(8), 72-76

 

 

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITY


  1. Skin and Special senses module - Contributor at the development stage and implementation stage of the Phase II
  2. Proposal for improvement of the personal and professional Development Stream ; 2012
  3. Soft skills coordinator for the HETC project since 2012.
  4. Helped in the Proposal for the Cabinet memorandum for the phase IV - new building project

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


  1. Life Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Association
  2. Life Member of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  3. Life Member of the Demography Association of Sri Lanka
  4. Associate member of FUSE, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, UK
  5. Life Member of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEVA)

 

 

POSTS HELD


  1. Child Protection committee - Nominated by the President Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha, since 2011
  2. Representative to National Committee on Reproductive Health Research
  3. Council member of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013
  4. Member of the research promotion committee, SLMA since 2009
  5. Secretary of the Women’s Health Committee, SLMA - 2012
  6. Member of the Women’s Health Committee, SLMA since 2009
  7. Secretary - Student’s welfare Committee since 2012, June
  8. Secretary - Ethics Review Committee since 2013
  9. HETC Soft Skills Coordinator - Since 2012

 

 

CONSULTANCY WORK FOR NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS


  1. FPA - Member of the team for "Rapid assessment on SRH and HIV situation in Sri Lanka".
  2. Un Habitat - Health Vulnerability among the resettled population in the Northern Province.
  3. UNFPA - "Road to adulthood" - A CD on SRH and HIV for Undergraduate students of the University .
  4. UNESCO - Title of the project: Improving health status, behaviour and care seeking through Community-Based Empowerment of Women in the northern province of Sri Lanka’ - Ongoing Project.
  5. Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Sri Lanka, 2014 - Report, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2015
  6. National Consultant by the WHO and GFTM for Impact analysis and Epidemiological Review of the National Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, Sri Lanka, July 2017
  7. Primary Health Care (PRISMYS) study, WHO, August 2016
  8. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Survey on Leprosy in Sri Lanka, Anti Leprosy Campaign, Ministry of Health, 2018
  9. Needs Assessment to identify the service availability, magnitude of disability cases and needs of the disabled persons in Ratnapura, Polonnaruwa districts and Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area, Elderly Unit, Ministry of Health, 2017
  10. Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Sri Lanka, 2018 - Report, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2018
  11. National Size estimation of the most at risk population for HIV in Sri Lanka - Report 2018, Colombo, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Management Frontiers (Pvt) Ltd and KIT, 2018
  12. Documentation of the best practice in RMNACH in Sri Lanka, WHO 2018 - Ongoing

 

 

ONGOING RESEARCH, AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Awards

  1. Presidential Award 2017
  2. University Research Award 2015 - 2017
  3. Knowledge Regarding Lymphedema in the Community and Compliance to Limb Care in Lymphedema Patients in Selected Clinics of Colombo District - Best Oral Presentation at the National Undergraduate Research Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission, 4th August 2017
  4. Best paper at the General Practitioner annual session - 2011 on visual impairment and associated factors among school children: a case control study
  5. Best paper at the 50th Anniversary Academic Conference of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2009 on Respiratory symptoms and lung function tests among gem cutters in Ratnapura MOH area.
  6. Best Free Paper at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Physicians - 2008 - on Proportion of infections and clinical features of Toxoplasma gondi, Strongyloides stercoralis and Cryptosporidium parvum among a selected group of immunocompromised patients.
  7. Second best presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2007 - Selected obstetric Pregnancy related risk factors for preterm delivery.

 

Grants and Scholarships

  1. Awarded the Common Wealth scholarship for having achieved the best performance in Public Health in the MBBS programme.
  2. SIDA/SAREC grant - Health & Social care for the Socially Marginalized People for the study on Quality on antenatal care in the Colombo district - 2007 - 2010
  3. Qualitative research methodology - step by step approach on research methodology at Mahidol University, Bangkok by the Health & Social care for the Socially Marginalized SIDA/SAREC grant
  4. Research grant from the ASCEND Research Network a collaborative project between the US NIH and Monash University, Australia - 2012 to 2013 for a research title "A review of food and beverages related advertisements viewed on television aimed at children".
  5. Many University research Grants - on "Prevalence and risk factors for divorce among women in Sri Lanka", "Proportion of depression, anxiety, stress and post infectious fatigue and its selected correlates and assessment of household costs due to Dengue among adults in Colombo District" (Rs.1,316,050.00)