prof-m. vidanapathirana

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  M. Vidanapathirana

Prof. M. Vidanapathirana MBBS (Col), DLM, MD, MA (SJP), FFFLM (UK)

Professor of Forensic Medicine and Head
Department of Forensic Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758607     Mobile : +94 77 2988227
E-mail : mudithavidana@sjp.ac.lk


 

RESEARCH, JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. 2014 - M Vidanapathirana, PR Ruwanpura, D Ariyaratne and DSK Karunanayake. A triple murder. Medico-Legal Journal (Sage Publication) 2015; 0(0): 1-3 doi:10.1177/0025817214563905
  2. 2009 - Ruwanpura PR, Hettiarachchi M, Vidanapathirana M, Perera S. "Management of dead and missing: Aftermath tsunami in Galle". Legal Medicine 2009; 11: 586-588. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2009.01.052.
  3. 2009 - Gawarammana IB, Ariyananda PL, Palangasinshe C, de Silva NGL, Fernando K, Vidanapathirana M, Kuruppuarachchi MA, Munasinghe MAAK, Dawson AH. "Emerging epidemic of fatal human self-poisoning with a washing powder in Southern Sri Lanka: A prospective observational study". Clinical Toxicology 2009; 47: 407-411.
  4. 2013 - Madugalla AK, Rajapakse RN, Amarasinghe IU, Padmathilake VH, Dharmaratne AT, Sandaruwan D, Vidanaparthirana M. "FaceID-Bones Narrate: A Semi Automated Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction". International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) 6 (1), 2013. DOI: 10.4038/icter.v6i1.6097
  5. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Rathnaweera RHAI, Munasinghe KR, Sanjeewani LKG. "Study on teenage pregnant mothers referred by obstetricians for medico-legal examination". Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2011;1 (1):34-37.
  6. 2012 - Ruwanpura R, Vidanapathirana M, Ranasinghe S, Hettiarachchi M, Warushahennadi J, Seneviratne S, Dhahanayaka K, Amararatne S, Nanayakkara R, "Identification of Severely Burnt Bodies Due to Post Collision Fire: Bus -Truck Collision at Induruwa, Southern Sri Lanka", Journal of Forensic Research. Volume 3; issue 2; 2012, doi.org/10.4172/2157-7145.1000143.
  7. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK, Amarasinghe PIU, Padmathilake VH, DharmaratneAT, Sandaruwan KD, "A novel semi-automated approach for forensic facial reconstruction in Sri Lanka", Galle Medical Journal, March 2013; Vol 18: No. 1:16-25. doi: 10.4038/gmj.v18i1.5517
  8. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, "Have 13 beggars been killed by a serial killer?" Galle Medical Journal, Vol 18, No. 03, 2013; 17-21, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v18i2.6196
  9. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK, Amarasinghe PIU, Padmathilake VH, Dharmaratne AT,Sandaruwan KD, "Identification of unrecognizable corpses: A novel semi-automated approach for forensic facial reconstruction in Sri Lanka", Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2013; 1(2): 10-22
  10. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, "Factors related to wife-battering; a medico-legal analysis". Galle Medical Journal 2014,Vol 19: No.1, March 2014; 6-10. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v19i1.6958
  11. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, "Young tend to commit suicide, die of road traffic accidents or being killed by someone: An analysis of medico-legal deaths", International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine 2014; 4(2): 42-48.
  12. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, "Factors related to dental injuries and determining the category of hurt: a medico-legal analysis". Sri Lanka Dental Journal (accepted for publication on 21.07.2014)
  13. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, "Child sexual abuse; a medico-legal analysis". International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine 2014;4(3): 91-97.
  14. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Munasinghe K.R, Benaragama D.H., A potentially preventable fatal outcome in a patient who developed cerebral malaria. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law-December 2013-Vol.4 No.2; 3-5
  15. 2003 - Vidanapathirana M., "Self-inflicted emasculation". Galle Medical Journal 2003; 8 (1) 56-56.
  16. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M. "Point of view, Role of forensic expert in human right violations". Galle Medical Journal, 2007; 12 (1): 56.
  17. 2008 - Rathnaweera, RHAI, Vidanapathirana M., "An alleged case of unusual human bite". Galle Medical Journal 2008; 13 (1): 74-75.
  18. 2008 - Vidanapathirana, M, Dahanayake KS. "Drowning following a lightning strike". Galle Medical Journal 2008; 13 (1): 67-69.
  19. 2008 - Vidanapathirana, M, Dahanayake KS. "Tuberculosis kills a pregnant mother". Galle Medical Journal 2008; 13(1): 56-58.
  20. 2009 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M, "An alleged case of assault and murder turned out to be a run over accident". Galle Medical Journal 2009; 14 (1): 91.
  21. 2009 - Vidanapathirana M, Maduka VGM. " 'Rebirth' of a lost limb". Galle Medical Journal 2009; 14 (1): 89-90.
  22. 2009 - Vidanapathirana M, Dahanayake KD, Amararatne RRGS. "Application of Forensic Engineering". Galle Medical Journal 2009; 14 (1): 87-88.
  23. 2012 - Vidanapathirana M, Benaragama DH, "Potential Medical Negligence: A case Report", Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, Science and Law, 2012
  24. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Waduge PCLS, "Atypical Flash Burns following Low Voltage Electrical Explosion: The Importance of Forensic Engineering". International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. 2013; 3(4): 131-34.
  25. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB, Jayasooriya PR. "Atypical firearm injury". Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2013; 4(1): 3-5.
  26. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Hettiarachchi HAM, Munasinghe KR. "Death due to acute fatty liver in pregnancy". Medico Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2013; 1(2): 42-45
  27. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Benaragama DH, Dahanayake KS. "Early maternal death due to acute encephalitis". Anuradhapura Medical Journal>2014; 8 (1): 16-18.
  28. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB. "Medicolegal issues of Mermaid syndrome (Sirenomelia)". Anuradhapura Medical Journal>2014; 8(2):37-39.
  29. 2014 - Weeratna JB, Amararathna S, Ranasinghe RASK Vidanapathirana M. Indoor postmortem animal scavenging- a case report. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law-May 2014; 5 (1):1-8.
  30. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunathilake KMTB. Medico-legal significance of 'Self-embedding of foreign bodies'. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. (accepted for publication)
  31. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Amararatne RRGS. Review on Child Sexual Assault; influence of age on management strategies highlighted based on a case history. Galle Medical Journal, Vol 19: No. 2, September 2014;23-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v19i2.7911
  32. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Amararatne RRGS, Nanayakkara R, Dahanayake KS, Ratnaweera RHAI. "Comparison between the nature and characteristics of elderly abuse and community violence; a medico-legal analysis". Journal of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2014; 1(E1):1-6
  33. 2015 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M, Rahuman MMA. Place of DNA in the identification of mutilated dead bodies, Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, 2014; Vol 3. No 1. June: 22-25.
  34. 2015 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M. Maternal deaths: think of rare causes when common causes have been eliminated. Galle Medical Journal. March 2015; 20(1): 23-25.
  35. 2015 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB. Medico-legal implications of leech bites in children. Anuradhapura Medical Journal (accepted for publication) (Became best Case report at the annual academic sessions)
  36. 2015 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB. Value of minor trauma in the diagnosis of physical child abuse: 'The law of common man' Anuradhapura Medical Journal (accepted for publication)
  37. 2015 - Vidanapathirana M, Gender Based Violence and the Forensic Medical Practitioner. Medico-legal Journal of Sri Lanka (accepted for publication)
  38. Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB. Double murder following intoxication with sedative drugs. International journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. (accepted for publication)
  39. 2015 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunethilake KMTB, Medicolegal aspects of maternal deaths due to pulmonary thromboembolism. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law (accepted for publication) (Author contribution and justification- same as above)
  40. 2015 - M. Vidanapathirana, P.R. Ruwanpura, D.S.K. Karunanayake, D. Ariyaratne. Death Due to Assault with Coconut Scraper; Application of Locard's Principle in Medico-legal Investigations. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 2015; 7(5): 396-399, DOI: 10.9734/JSRR/2015/18240
  41. Jayatissa LP, Vidanapathirana M. Has paralytic shellfish poisoning occurred in Sri Lanka?: A case study on death after consumption of brown mussel, Perna perna (L). Proceedings of the 3rd Science Symposium, November 2005, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka; 3: 11-17.
  42. Vidanapathirana M. A death due to sexual asphyxia. Proceedings of the Third Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna 2006; 192-193.
  43. Vidanapathirana M. A protocol for disaster management. Proceedings of the third academic sessions, University of Ruhuna 2006; 194-195
  44. Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK., Amarasinghe IU., Padmathilake VH., Dharmaratne AT., Sandaruwan D. "Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka", in proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012. http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/ASS/article/view/837. Received: Best Paper Award
  45. Roshan N Rajapakse, AK. Madugalla, I.U. Amarasinghe, V.H. Padmathilake, A.T. Dharmaratne, D. Sandaruwan, Muditha Vidanapathirana, "Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka", in proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), Colombo, pp.27-35, 2012. doi: 10.1109/ICTer.2012.6422828.Received: Best Paper Award
  46. Madugalla A K., Rajapakse R N, Amarasinghe I.U., Padmathilake V.H., Dharmaratne A.T., Sandaruwan D., Vidanapathirana M, "Face ID: A 3D Computer Graphics Application for Forensic Medicine", in proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Medical Applications (ICCMA), Sousse-Tunisia, pp.1-6, Jan. 2013. doi: 10.1109/ICCMA.2013.65061
  47. Muditha Vidanapathirana, "Ethical and legal issues related to Dental Practice", workshop on medico-legal issues in dental practice, 4th October 2014, at Lighthouse Galley, Colombo, with College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the CFPSL Workshops - 2014, Edited by Dr. P. Senasinghe and A Rathnaweera. Page 44-50.
  48. Rajapakse R.N, Karunaratne D.D, Sandaruwan K.D., Vidanapathirana M. BMI based automated facial index classification to aid the process of forensic facial reconstruction. in proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), Colombo, 2014. DOI Index: 10.1109/ICTER.2014.7083919
  49. 2001 - Colombage SM, Mendis NDNA, Vidanapathirana M, Gunasekara IS, Mubarak A, Vadysinghe AN, PP - A case of cholestatic jaundice, Annual academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 16.06.2001.
  50. 2004 - Vidanapathirana M. PP - Case of non-accidental injury. Annual Academic Sessions of Galle Medical Association. 2004
  51. 2004 - Vidanapathirana M. Identification of a vehicle in a fatal hit and run accident. Annual Academic Sessions of Galle Medical Association. 2004.
  52. 2005 - Vidanapathirana M, Niriella C. D5 S20 - The value of proper documentation and data collection in forensic identification. Annual academic sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2005; 26.
  53. 2005 - Vidanapathirana M, Niriella C. Identification of deceased when decomposed. Annual academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2005; 25.
  54. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M, Lelwalahetti SK. The significance of physical evidence in the criminal investigation of murder cases. 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 106.
  55. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M, Wagasenevi W. PP - Analysis of child sexual abuse in Galle Sri Lanka (Nov 2004 - Nov. 2006). 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 106.
  56. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M, Rathnaweera RHAI, Lelwalahetti AS, Wagasenevi W, Jayasingha JKV, Wijayarantna WMCJB.PP - Incidence of assaults in Galle Sri Lanka. 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 119.
  57. 2007 - Lelwalahetti, Vidanapathirana M, Importance of bite mark analysis in criminal investigations, 6th Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2007; 17
  58. 2007 - Wagasenevi W, Vidanapathirana M, review of persons produced to the ddepartmentof Forensic Medicine, Galle to ascertain consumption of liquor. 6th Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2007; 21
  59. 2008 - Vidanapathirana M, Dahanayake KS. Burial of a newborn following killing by its mother. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 26.
  60. 2008 - Vidanapathirana M, Dahanayake KS. A death due to an accidental electrocution of a factory worker - the electrical expert found a defect in the electrical appliance. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 27.
  61. 2008 - Vidanapathirana M, De Silva PUT, Sampath AKY. An analysis of postmortem data of criminal homicides referred to the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Galle during two periods (1995-1999 and 2004-2008). 7th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 31.
  62. 2008 - Vidanapathirana M, Wagasenevi W, Rathnaweera RHAI. PP - Custodial torture - is it a myth? A study on suspects of terrorist activities detained at terrorist investigation division (TID) Boossa. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 32.
  63. 2008 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M. PP - A study on the victims of assault in Galle - a comparison with previous findings. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 33.
  64. 2008 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M, PP-23 - A study on the injuries sustained by motor bicycle occupants. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 34.
  65. 2008 - Vidanapathirana M, Lelwalahetti SK. PP-14 - Medico-legal investigation of skeletal remains. 7th Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 25.
  66. 2009 - Vidanapathirana M, Rathnaweera RHAI, After drop phenomenon leads to hypothermia, 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2009;22
  67. 2009 - Vidanapathirana M, Rathnaweera RHAI, Irangi SAN. A study on deaths due to suicides, based on cases reported to THK from 2007-2009, 8th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2009;28
  68. 2014 - Rajapakse R.N., Sandaruwan K.D., Karunaratne D.D., Vidanapathirana M. Anthropometric classification of Nasal Indexes for a Sri Lankan Undergraduate Student Population. ICTer Annual conference 2014
  69. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Hettiarachchi HAM, Munasinghe KR. Death due to acute fatty liver in pregnancy. 9th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2011; 40.
  70. 2012 - Gunathilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Injury interpretation of fall from a height in second post mortem examination, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 46.
  71. 2012 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Tell-tale marks tell the story, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 47.
  72. 2012 - Ariyaratne LKCD, Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura PR. Improvised electric trap: Is it homicidal electrocution? 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 48.
  73. 2012 - Ariyaratne LKCD, Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura PR. Ascertaining the cause of death when two fatal pathologies are present: A rare case of fatal intimate partner violence, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 49.
  74. 2012 - Ariyaratne LKCD, Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura PR. Death due to acute pancreatitis: "a silent killer", 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 50.
  75. 2012 - Ariyaratne LKCD, Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura PR. Mysterious death following an episode of fits unraveled, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 51.
  76. 2012 - Waduge PCLS, Vidanapathirana M. Lower abdominal pain; a silent killer, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 53.
  77. 2012 - Waduge PCLS, Vidanapathirana M, Sunil Kumara K. 'Rape' of a woman police officer while on duty; a rare case, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 54.
  78. 2012 - Waduge PCLS, Vidanapathirana M, Sunil Kumara K. Free availability of army uniforms; are they being misused? 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 55.
  79. 2013 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M, Jayesooriya PR3,PP-06 - Atypical fire arm injury, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013;54
  80. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Waduge PCLS, PP-08 - Atypical flash burns following a low voltage electrical explosion: the importance of Forensic Engineering, 11th Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013;56
  81. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Munasinghe KR, Benaragama DH, PP-12- A potentially preventable fatal outcome in a patient who developed cerebral malaria after returning from a malaria endemic area, Annual Academic sessions, 11th College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013; 60
  82. 2013 - Karunanayake DSK, Vidanapathirana M, PP-23 - Can Ayurvedic doctors prescribe medicines containing heavy metals? Annual Academic sessions, 11th College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013;71
  83. 2013 - Gunethilake KMTB; Vidanapathirana M, Rahuman MMA, PP-24- Medicolegal investigations of surreptitiously disposed young females, 11th Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013;72
  84. 2013 - Amararatne RRGS, Vidanapathirana M. Maternal death due to diffuse venous thrombosis. Poster presentation, the 11th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) congress, 5th - 10th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  85. 2013- Amararatne RRGS, Vidanapathirana M. Fatal accident involving slow moving vehicles. Poster presentation, the 11th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) congress, 5th - 10th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  86. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Karunanayake DSK, Ruchira ND, Sanjeewa HKR. Wife-battering: Risk to life, consequences and impact of the criminal justice system, based on patients reported to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka. Poster presentation, the 11th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) congress, 5th -10th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  87. 2014 - Karunanayake DSK, Ariyaratne D, Vidanapathirana M. Application of Locard's principle in medico-legal investigations. PP 01 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka CFPSL. 2014. P.23
  88. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Medicolegal aspects of maternal deaths due to pulmonary thromboembolism. PP 02 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.24
  89. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Double murder following intoxication with sedative drugs. PP 03 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.25
  90. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Parthipan S, Vidanapathirana M, Beneragama DH. Fungal endocarditis in a neonate. PP 04 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.26
  91. 2014 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M. Maternal deaths - the rare causes. PP 10- 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.32 won the best case report
  92. 2014 - Gunathilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Medico-legal significance of 'Self-embedding of foreign bodies' PP 11 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.33 won the best concept paper
  93. 2014 - Gunathilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M, Gadambanathan T. Somatoform disorder; a form of child abuse. PP 12 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.34
  94. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Waduge PCLS, Karunanayake DSK, Ruchira ND, Sanjeewa HKR. Medico-legal aspects of victims of child sexual abuse. PP 13 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.35
  95. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Liyanage PLBC. Knowledge and opinion on 'Legally significant ages of children' among undergraduates. PP 14 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka. 2014. P.36
  96. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Ullnes M, Hultquist H, Wijewardene K, Andersson L, Manjika MS. Weapons used to harm female victims of intimate partner and community violence. PP 15 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2014. P.37
  97. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Hultquist H, Ullnes M, Wijewardene K, Manjika MS, Andersson L. Pattern of injuries among female victims of intimate partner violence and community violence. PP 16 - 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka. 2014. P.38
  98. 2014 - Amararatne RRGS, Vidanapathirana M. Sudden death of a middle aged man with an artificial vagina in-situ. Poster presentation, World Forensic Festival, Korea 2014
  99. 2014 - Amararatne RRGS, Vidanapathirana M. Maternal death due to viral sepsis. Poster presentation, World Forensic Festival, Korea 2014
  100. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Gunathilake KMTB, Amararatne S. Self-embedding of foreign bodies: Medico-legal significance. 23rd Congress of the international academy of legal medicine, Dubai.
  101. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Amararatne S, Tennakoon A, Gunawardene S, Rathnaweera RHAI, Ratnayake L. Comparison of patterns of sexual Assault against male victims during and after terrorism in Sri Lanka. 23rd Congress of the international academy of legal medicine Dubai.
  102. Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse R.N, Karunaratne D.D, Sandaruwan K.D. BMI based automated facial index classification to aid the process of forensic facial reconstruction. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 78.
  103. Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Injuries due to Improvised explosive devices. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 77.
  104. Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Medicolegal investigation of political violence. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 76.
  105. 2015.04.02. Kalubowila NS, Vidanapathirana M, Health problems related to rubber tappers in Welikala, Horana, Sri Lanka.

 

 

SYMPOSIA


 

  1. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M. "Tsunami Response from 3rd day onwards: in Symposium - "Immediate response to aftermath of Tsunami in Galle, Sri Lanka". Ruwanpura PR, Herath S, Vidanapathirana M, Perera N, Samarawickrama D. 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 37.
  2. 2011 - Vianapathirana M, "Legal and ethical aspects of transplantation" in Pre-congress Symposium of Galle Medical Association on Transplant Medicine, by Jayaratne B, Seneviratne S, Gunawansa N, Vidanapathirana M. 20.09.2011
  3. 2012 - Vidanapathirana M, Medico-legal aspects of child abuse.in Pre-congress symposium of Galle Medical Association on Child abuse, by De. Silva H, Kularatne S., Vidanapathirana, Oct. 2012
  4. 2013.08.18 - Vidanapathirana M, Gender based violence - are we doing enough? In "Plenary Symposium", on Caring for survivors of GBV: Revisited,>at 46th Annual Scientific sessions of the SLCOG, by Hemapriya S, Mapitigama N. and Vidanpathirana M. at BMICH
  5. 2013 - M. Vidanapathirana, Ethical Dilemmas in Accident and Emergency in Symposium on "A day in A & E". by Dr. Penny Weir, Dr. Praha Sellappa, Dr. Alan Giles and Dr. Vidanapathirana, presented on, 9.50am to 10.10 am, at Annual scientific Sessions of Emergency Medicine, Taj Samudra, Colombo
  6. 2013 - Muditha Vidanapathirana. "Survivours of GBV, Some aspects of Medico-legal response" in Symposium 6 on "Providing services to survivours of gender based violence" by Prabath Wickrama, Nethanjali Mapitigama, Sarda Hemapriya and Vidanapathirna M, presented on, Annual Scientific Sessions, SLMA.

 

 

GUEST LECTURES


 

  1. 2004 - GMA monthly Lecture, "Medico-Legal duties, ethical considerations and medical negligence", GMA Lecture Theatre, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya.
  2. 2012 - Invited by Research Forum to deliver a lecture on "Murder of 13 beggars- a Forensic Study", Faculty Board Room, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  3. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, "Forensic Gynecology", Guest lecture, at 46th Annual Scientific sessions of the SLCOG, BMICH, Colombo.
  4. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, on "Litigation- the devil following you", at the 27th annual scientific sessions of the college of dentistry and stomatology of Sri Lanka. Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo
  5. 2015.03.31 - Vidanapathirana M, "Role of the JMO in child abuse and neglect cases". Workshop on Non-accidental injury in children by Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (SLCP) in collaboration with GMA.

 

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS


 

  1. Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK, Amarasinghe PIU, Dharmaratne AT, Sandaruwan KD, OP 6 - Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka - proceedings of the Annual scientific sessions, Facutly of Medical sciences, USJP. 2012.12.07 - Won the best oral presentation award
  2. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK, Amarasinghe PIU, Padmathilake VH, Dharmaratne AT,Sandaruwan KD,OP - 10 - Identification of unrecognizable corpses: A novel semi-automated approach for forensic facial reconstruction in Sri Lanka, Annual Academic sessions, CFPSL 2013 - http://www.Forensicsrilanka.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/AB-BOOK-2013-_2_pdf. Won best oral presentation and best research awards
  3. 2000 - Vidanapathirana M, Death following drug induced hypoglycaemia, Annual Scientific sessions of Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka, 18.11.2000
  4. 2001 - Colombage SM, Mendis NDNA, Vidanapathirana M, Gunsekara IS, Mubarak A, Vadysinghe AN, OP - An unusual case of infanticide, Annual Academic sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 16.06.2001.
  5. 2003 - Vidanapathirana M. Value of expert evidence in courts with regard to identification. Annual Scientific sessions of medico-legal society of Sri Lanka 2003; 20.
  6. 2004 - Vidanapathirana M, Niriella C, Shilpage S. Assessment of the time since death by rectal temperature in deaths that occur in the wards of THK. Annual academic sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2004.
  7. 2004 - Vidanapathirana M, Niriella C, Shilpage S. Assessment of rigor mortis in bodies of THK. Annual academic sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2004
  8. 2005 - Vidanapathirana M, Niriella C. et al. Type of hymen and interpretation of injuries. Annual academic sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2005; 38.
  9. 2005 - Vidanapathirana M, Mass disaster management protocol, Tsunami workshop, University of Ruhuna. 2005.
  10. 2005 - Vidanapathirana, M. OP - Value of expert evidence in identification. Academic sessions, Galle Medical Association. 2005; 10 (1): 51.
  11. 2005 - Vidanapathirana, M. OP-11- Protocol for mass disaster management. Academic sessions, Galle Medical Association. 2005; 10 (1): 55.
  12. 2006 - Vidanapathirana M, Susil D, Nilupuli R. Wife battering and interpretation of injuries. Annual scientific sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2006; 22.
  13. 2007 - Ruwanpura PR, Vidanapathirana M, Nanayakkara RS. Mass disaster following post-crash fire at Induruwa Sri Lanka. 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 87.
  14. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M. Hymen types and interpretation of injuries in children. OP - 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 60.
  15. 2007 - Vidanapathirana M. Medico-legal aspects of wife battering. OP - 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) 2007; 61.
  16. 2008 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M. Victims of Road Traffic Accidents: Pedestrians or Occupants? Annual scientific sessions of the medico-legal society of Sri Lanka. 2008; 72.
  17. 2008 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana, M. OP-05 - A study on the injuries sustained by three wheel occupants in an accident. 7th annual academic sessions of The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2008; 42.
  18. 2009 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M. A death following non-fatal injuries. Annual scientific sessions of medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, 2009; 17.
  19. 2009 - Vidanapathirana M, Dahanayake KS, Amararatne RRGS. Murder with a silent firearm. Annual scientific sessions of medico-legal society of Sri Lanka 2009; 26
  20. 2010 - Vidanapathirana M, Munasinghe KR, Importance of dental appliances in specific identification of skeletal remains, Annual Scientific sessions of the Medico-legal Society, 2010;49
  21. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Rathnaweera RHAI, Munasinghe KR, Sanjeewani LKG. Study on pregnant mothers referred by obstetricians for medico-legal examination. 9th annual academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2011; 24.
  22. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Benaragama DH. Is it medical negligence? Annual scientific sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka. 2011; 57.
  23. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Jayasuriya V, Wijayasiri WAL, Rathnaweera RHAI, Munasinghe KR. Raping innocent: are we equipped to manage child sexual abuse in Forensic Medical practice? Annual scientific sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka. 2011; 48.
  24. 2011 - Vidanapathirana M, Jayasuriya V, Nanayakkara R. Love you to death - Risk assessment tool for screening domestic violence victims risk to life. Annual scientific sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka. 2011; 46.
  25. 2012 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Medico-legal aspects of 'grease devil' attacks, 10th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2012; 23.
  26. 2012 - Vidanapathirana M, Rajapakse RN, Madugalla AK, Amarasinghe PIU, Padmathilake VH, Dharmaratne AT,Sandaruwan KD, OP - A computer aided initiative for forensic facial reconstruction, Annual Scientific sessions, Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, 2012
  27. 2012 - Vidanapathirana M, Had 13 beggars been killed by a serial killer? 3rd Annual Iranian International Congress of Forensic Medicine, Tehran, Iran, 4th May, 2012,
  28. 2012 - Chandrasiri MKIM, Dilankani SASS, Hewagamage NM, Udayanthi PD, Jayasuriya MVF, Vidanapathirana M, OP 21- Perception of gender roles among medical undergraduates in a State University in Colombo district, Academic Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012
  29. 2013 - Amararatne RRGS, Vidanapathirana M, OP-02 - Holistic management of survivors of sexual assault, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka  2013; 29
  30. 2013 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M, OP-04 - Medicolegal issues of mermaid syndrome (Sirenomelia), Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013; 31
  31. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Dahanayake KS, Benaragama DH, OP-06 - Early maternal death due to acute encephalitis, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2013; 33
  32. 2013 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Gunarathna EGUN, Vidanapathirana M, 0P-12 - Deaths following trivial trauma, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013; 39
  33. 2013 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M, Rahuman MMA1, OP-15 - Place of DNA in the identification of mutilated dead bodies, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013; 42
  34. 2013 - Karunanayake DSK, Ariyaratne D, Vidanapathirana M, OP-17 - Clues that lead to solve the mystery of a triple murder, Annual Academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2013; 44
  35. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Management of survivours: are we doing enough? Forensic aspect, Annual scientific sessions of the medico-legal society of Sri Lanka. 2013; 39.
  36. 2013 - Vidanapathirana M, Karnanayake DSK, Ruchira ND, Sanjeewa HKR, Wife battering: consequences and impact of the criminal justice system, based on patients reported to a tertiary care hospital in Colombo, Annual scientific sessions of the medico-legal society of Sri Lanka. 2013; 49.
  37. 2013 - Waduge PCLS, Vidanapathirana M, Chandrasiri NS, Positive postmortem bacteriology culture after 14 hours of death, Annual scientific sessions of the medico-legal society of Sri Lanka. 2013; 44.
  38. 2013 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Vidanapathirana M, Non-communicable disease: still the biggest killer! Annual scientific sessions of the medico-legal society of Sri Lanka. 2013; 43.
  39. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Amararatne RRGS, Nanayakkara R, Dahanayake KS, Ratnaweera RHAI. Violence against elders: Comparison of Nature, characteristics and correlates of the elderly abuse to community violence. OP 2. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2014. p 11
  40. 2014 - Waduge PCLS, Vidanapathirana M. Fatal carbon monoxide poisoning of a shaman while performing 'Shanthi karma'. OP 8. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2014. p 17.
  41. 2014 - Samarasekara A, Dassanayake PB, Vadysinghe AN, Attygalle U, Vidanapathirana M, Wijewardena HP. Recovery of 'Lion-Air'. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 75
  42. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Intimate partner violence kills. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 67
  43. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Value of minor trauma in the diagnosis of physical child abuse; the law of common man. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 69.
  44. 2014 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Reconstruction of vehicle type by examination of injury pattern. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 82.
  45. 2014 - Samaranayaka SPGK, Vidanapathirana M. A delayed postmortem of a surreptitiously disposed dead baby. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 71.
  46. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Tennakoon A, Amararatne RRGS, Gunawardene S, Rathnaweera RHAI, Ratnayake L. Comparison of injuries and correlates of male victims of sexual assault during and after terrorism in Sri Lanka; a medico-legal study. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 98.
  47. 2014 - Nadeera DR, Vidanapathirana M. Death of a husband with chronic renal failure due to intimate partner violence. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 42.
  48. 2014 - Senathunga MMS, Vidanapathirana M. Physical child abuse by a close family relative. Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, 2014. Page 72.
  49. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Tennakoon UAK, Amararatne RRGS, Gunawardene S, Rathnaweera RHAI, Ratnayake L. Comparison of injuries and correlates of male victims of sexual assault during and after terrorism in Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific Sessions, Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, 2014, 98.
  50. 2014 - Samarasekara A, Dasanayake P, Vadysinghe A, Attygalle U, Vidanapathirana M, Wijewardene H. Do Forensic Investigations evaluate the air craft tragedy which happened 15 years back in the Indian ocean. World Forensic Festival, Koria 2014
  51. 2014 - Vidanapathirana M, Amararatne RRGS, Gunawardene S, Rathnaweera RHAI. Comparison of injuries due to lethal weapons during pre and post-war periods in Sri Lanka; a medico-legal study. World Forensic Festival, Koria 2014
  52. 2015 - Malintha De silva, Ruhul Haq, Muditha Vidanapathirana. BIA Katunayaka : Medico - legal concerns at port of entry. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 45.
  53. 2015 - Nadeera DR, Vidanapathirana M. Death due to flash fire: accidental, suicidal or homicidal? The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 41.
  54. 2015 - Vidanapathirana M, Dasanayake PB, Ilangarathne Banda YMG, Vadysinghe A, Ratnaweera RHAI, Siddhisena KAP. Comparison of deaths due to lethal weapons during and after civil strife in Sri Lanka: a medico-legal analysis. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 38.
  55. 2015 - Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Medico-legal implications of leech bites in children. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015, p. 34.