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


  • Professor in Community Medicine since 2017
  • Board certified as a Consultant Community Physician since 2010
  • Doctor of Medicine (Community Medicine) 2009
  • Master of Science (Community Medicine) 2005 - 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - 2002

 

 

RESEARCH


Research Presentations

More than 100 presentations in National and International Conferences.

 

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 pre-existing 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
  45. Yasodha Maheshi Rohanachandra, Shamini Prathapan, H.G. Irosha Amarabandu, The knowledge of Public Health Midwives on Autism Spectrum Disorder in two selected districts of the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102094, Volume 52, August 2020
  46. Sumudu Avanthi Hewage, Nuwan Wickramasinghe, Surangi Jayakody, Dulani Samaranayake, Shamini Prathapan, Carukshi Arambepola. Social distancing and its impact on flattening the COVID-19 curve in Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2020, 26 (1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i1.8314
  47. Rajiv Chowdhury, Kevin Heng, Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Gabriel Goh, Daisy Okonofua, Carolina Ochoa-Rosales, Valentina Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Abbas Bhuiya, Daniel Reidpath, Shamini Prathapan, Sara Shahzad, Christian L Althaus, Nathalia Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Oscar H Franco. Dynamic interventions to control COVID-19 pandemic: a multivariate prediction modelling study comparing 16 worldwide countries. European journal of epidemiology. 2020 May 19:1-1.
  48. Nadeeka Perera, Sumudu Avanthi Hewage, Nishani Fonseka, Chathurani Wickramaarachchi, Sajani Nadeeka, Hemali Jayasekera, Sachintha Dilhani, Mekala Fernando, Chithramalee Rodrigo, Thirumagal Sivashankar, Nadeeja Liyanage, Samantha Wijewardhane, Surangi Jayakody, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Carukshi Arambepola, Shamini Prathapan. Epidemiology and clinical manifestation of COVID-19 during the early outbreak period: Based on reports from 10 countries. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka,June 2020, Version 26. Issue Special Edition on COVID-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i0.8365
  49. Surangi Jayakody, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Sumudu Avanthi Hewage, Shamini Prathapan, Carukshi Arambepola. Generating a Case Definition for COVID-19. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka,June 2020, Version 26. Issue Special Edition on COVID-19; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i0.8361
  50. Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Sumudu Avanthi Hewage, Surangi Jayakody, Shamini Prathapan, Carukshi Arambepola. Basic Reproduction Number (R0) of SARS-CoV-2. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka,June 2020, Version 26. Issue Special Edition on COVID-19; DOI: DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i0.8359
  51. Kapila Jayaratne, Carukshi Arambepola, Shamini Prathapan, Renuka Jayatissa, Athula Liyanapathirana, Ruwan Ferdinando, Susie Perera, Malith Kumarasinghe, Buddhika Mahesh, Sameera Senanayake, Sapumal Dhanapala, Exit strategy of COVID-19 epidemic in Sri Lanka: Recommendations of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL), A Communiqué from the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, June 2020, Version 26. Issue Special Edition on COVID-19, DOI:https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i0.8373
  52. Kapila Jayaratne, Carukshi Arambepola, Shamini Prathapan, Renuka Jayatissa, Athula Liyanapathirana, Ruwan Ferdinando, Susie Perera, Malith Kumarasinghe, Buddhika Mahesh, Sameera Senanayake, Sapumal Dhanapala. Proposed Exit strategy for Colombo Municipality Area: Recommendations of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL) - A Communiqué from the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. . Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, June 2020, Version 26. Issue Special Edition on COVID-19, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i0.8372
  53. Landscape analysis for trans fat limits for Sri Lanka: a synthesis report. Colombo: World Health Organization, Country Office for Sri Lanka; 2020. Licence: CC BYNC-SA 3.0 IGO. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/336179/9789290228165-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
  54. Landscape analysis for trans fat limits for Sri Lanka: a a policy brief. Colombo: World Health Organization, Country Office for Sri Lanka; 2020. Licence: CC BYNC-SA 3.0 IGO. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/336179/9789290228165-policy-breifeng.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y
  55. Shamini Prathapan, Gunasekara Vidana Mestrige Chamath Fernando, Anne Thushara Matthias, Yashodara Bentota Mallawa Arachchige Charuni, Herath Mudiyanselage Gayan Abeygunawardhana, Batheegama Gamarachchige Gayasha Kavindi Somathilake. The rising complexity and burden of multimorbidity in a middle-income country. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243614. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243614
  56. R Pathiraja, S Prathapan. Awareness, knowledge and the 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, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2020; 42: 105-114. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v42i3.7956
  57. Vidanage, D., Prathapan, S., Wasalathanthri, S. and Hettiarachchi, P., 2020. Factors Associated with Sweet Taste Sensitivity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society, 25(1), pp.25-29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jrcs.v25i1.85
  58. Sucheera Samarasinghe, Dileshi Fernando, Chathuri Munagama, Charith Perera, Madushan Edirisinghe, Renu Wickremesinghe, Shamini Prathapan. Lymphedema patients and their limb care; How much do they know? How compliant are they? International Journal of Medical Science and Health Research

 

 

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. 7
  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. Funded by the Bill Gates Foundation - 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 - 2018
  13. World Health Organization - Develop a Caregiver Guide for Disabled Elders in Sri Lanka"- 2019
  14. Tuberculosis epidemiological review and impact analysis of TB in Sri Lanka 2017
  15. Tuberculosis Programme review and support 2019
  16. World Health Organization - Evaluation on impact of WHO information products on NCD and Health System during 2013-2019
  17. World Health Organization review on Landscape analysis for trans-fat limits for Sri Lanka: a synthesis report. Colombo: World Health Organization, Country Office for Sri Lanka; 2020. Licence: CC BYNC-SA 3.0 IGO. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/336179/9789290228165-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
  18. World Health Organization review on Landscape analysis for trans-fat limits for Sri Lanka: a policy brief. Colombo: World Health Organization, Country Office for Sri Lanka; 2020. Licence: CC BYNC-SA 3.0 IGO. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/336179/9789290228165-policybreif-eng.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y
  19. End-of-term Review Report of the National TB Programme of Sri Lanka, October, 2020

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Awards

  1. Best paper at the General Practitioner annual session - 2011 on visual impairment and associated factors among school children: a case control study
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication - 2013
  6. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Award 2014
  7. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Award 2015
  8. Session's best presentation award at the 2nd International Conference on Public Health 2016 - Glycemic control and its associated dietary related factors among Tamil Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  9. Best student award at the 2nd International Conference on Public Health 2016 - Glycemic control and its associated dietary related factors among Tamil Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  10. NSF Merit Award for Scientific Publication - 2014
  11. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Award 2016
  12. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Award 2018 in recognition of publishing full papers in indexed journals
  13. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Award 2018 in recognition of obtaining external research grants
  14. 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
  15. Factors associated with menstrual irregularities among girls between 16 - 18 years, their coping strategies and quality of life - Awarded third place at the International medical undergraduate research conference 2019
  16. Knowledge Regarding Lymphedema in the Community and Compliance to Limb Care in Lymphedema Patients in Selected Clinics of Colombo District - Awarded first place at the International medical undergraduate research conference 2019
  17. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the covid-19 patients in the initial case series: Is Sri Lanka an outlier? 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, September 2020 - COVID -19 category best presenter.
  18. Prevalence and correlates of post-infectious fatigue after dengue infection among adults in Colombo district. 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, September 2020 - Communicable disease category best presenter.
  19. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the covid-19 patients in the initial case series: Is Sri Lanka an outlier? 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, September 2020 - Best Research Presentation category
  20. Prathapan S. Prosthetic Satisfaction Among Below Knee Amputees In Sri Lanka. 2nd International Conference on Public Health and Well-being 2021 Session's Best Presentation Award

 

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. University research Grants 2018 -"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"
  6. University research Grant 2019 - Prevalence, Risk factors and Psychiatric comorbidities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among Primary School Children and effectiveness of an intervention to improve knowledge and misperception of Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder, among primary school teachers, in Sinhala Medium state schools in Colombo District
  7. World Health Organization - Awarded a grant to "develop a Caregiver Guide for Disabled Elders in Sri Lanka"- 2019
  8. World Health Organization - Awarded a grant to "Identifying and documenting best practices in maternal and child health/ family planning programme in Sri Lanka" - 2018
  9. World Bank Grant for "Capacity Building in Research and Strengthening Primary Health Care in Sri Lanka of the future doctors of the nation" - 2019