prof-s.s. neluka fernando

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  S.S. Neluka Fernando

Prof. S.S. Neluka Fernando

Senior Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758643     
E-mail : fneluka@gmail.com


 

AWARDS


 

  • Helicobacter pylori in school children from the Western Province of Sri Lanka- Fernando S S N, Perera N, Holton J, Jayawardena K.- 9th Annual academic session College of Microbiologist Sri Lanka June 2nd- 3rd (5) 2000.- Awarded 3rd price for oral presentation
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2001 - for Helicobacter pylori in school children from the western province of Sri Lanka- N Fernando Helicobacter May 2001:6(2) 1113-7
  • Helicobacter pylori serology in the Western province of Sri Lanka. N Fernando, N.J. Holton, S. Fernando, N P M Liyanage. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 11th Annual academic sessions 7-9th June 2002 PP5. Awarded the Best poster.
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2002 - Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Sri Lanka as determined by PCR. N. Fernando, Journal of Clinical Microbiology July 2002 :40(7) 2675-2676.
  • Association of selected sexually transmitted infections in women with unexplained and tubal factor infertility in the Western province. Wijesinghe Y .S., Fernando N, Sivayogan S., Peelawattage M, Fernandopulle R. Annual sessions of the College of Microbiologist September 2006. Awarded the Best poster.
  • A study of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) among clinical isolates at high risk wards of Sri Jayewardenepura general hospital. Perera,S. Meegoda, R, Janapriya, R. Fernando, N. Meedin D F D. Annual sessions of the College of Microbiologist September 2006- Awarded the 3rd best oral presentation.
  • L M V Attayagalle award Comparison of three skin disinfectant solutions used for skin preparation prior to spinal and epidural anaesthetic procedures in parturients at De soyza maternity hospital and castle street hospital for women. B.P. Kudavidanage, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, S.S.N. Fernando, D.F.d. Meedin, Abayadeera 2 3rd Annual scientific sessions of the college of anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka- Awarded the best paper.
  • Antibiotic associated diarrhea due to clostridium difficile in three tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka. Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist 2009 Awarded the best poster 1st prize
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2010- certificate of recognition for highly rated scientific research in year 2010.
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2011- certificate of recognition for highly rated scientific research in year 2011.
  • Aetiology of superficial fungal infections among cleaning staff at university of Sri Jayawardenapura. Rajakulasooriya RSR, Perera WPSSS, Weerasekera MM kottachchi J, Fernando SSN Bogahawatte LBAE. Scientific session 2012 Facutly of medical Science, University of Sri yayewardenapura Runner up Poster presentation.
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication - 2012
  • Support Scheme for supervision of Research Degree (SUSRED) 2013 From National Science Foundation "role of Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis" Prof Neluka Fernando 0 2nd July, 2013.
  • Proporation of fungal feet infections in patients with type & diabetes at a tertiary care Hospital Wijesuriya TM, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Dissanayake MSS, Prathapan S, Gunasekara TDCP, Nagahawatte A, Guruge LD, Bulugahapitiya U, Fernando SSN. 3rd Prize 2 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions 24-2 6th July 2013 The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.
  • Evaluation of bacterial effect of three antiserptics on bacteria isolated from wounds Kottahachchi J, Kumar DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemaratne MHSL, Fernando SSN. Perris H., Pathirana The Sri Lnaka College of Microbiologists 2 3rd Annual Scientific Sessions 13-15 August, 2014 2nd Prize
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Awards - 2014 1 8th November, 2015.
  • Knowledge attitudes and practices on infection control among funeral industry workers in selected provinces in Sri Lanka. Best Poster presentation at the Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Abeykoon AI, Gunasekara TDCP, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015.
  • Research Award for In recognition of achieving the highest h-index in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP at the Research Awards ceremony held on 29th Sept. 2016
  • Research Awards for In recognition of publishing research papers in indexed (SCI/SSCI/AHCI) journals at the Research Awards ceremony held on 29th Sept. 2016
  • Research Award for achieving the highest citations in the FMS, USJP at the Research Awards ceremony held on 29th Sept. 2016
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2015- certificate of recognition for highly rated scientific research in year 2011.
  • Recipient of the presidential awards for year 2015- certificate of recognition for highly rated scientific research in year 2015. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015, Vol. 33,Iss 3, pp374-377 Memorials do INSTITUTO OSWALDA CRUZ 2015 Vol 110, Iss4 pp 485-491 Journal of wound care 215, Vol. 24, Iss 1, pp 5-10
  • Evaluation of a simple and rapid microscopy technique for detection Sumaiha MHF, Damayanthi MKS, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Gunasekera TDCP 1st runner - poster presentation Scientific sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP
  • Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using different bacteria: do the synthesized nanoparticles differ in their antimicrobial activity? Peiris MMK, Gunsekera TDCP, Arachchi NDH, Jayaweera PPM, Fernando SS N Third place Oral presentation, Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS


 

  • Helicobacter pylori in school children from the Western province of Sri Lanka- Fernando S S N, Perera N, Holton, J. Helicobacter May 2001:6(2)1113-7.
  • Helicobacter pylori infection in an urban African population. Neluka Fernando, John Holton, Isaac Zulu Dino Vaira, Peter Mwaba, Paul Kelly Journal of Clinical Microbiology April 2001:39(4)1323-7
  • Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Sri Lanka as determined by PCR. N. Fernando, J. Holton, D. Vaira, M De Silva, D. Fernando. Journal of Clinical Microbiology July 2002 :40(7) 2675-2676.
  • Review on management of infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Deepaka Weerasekera and Neluka Fernando. Indian Journal of Clinical Practise December 2002:5(3)12-15.
  • Review on Helicobacter pylori an enigma of two decades. N Fernando, D Weerasekera, D Fernando Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine December 2002 Vol 11 (2) 31-38.
  • Helicobacter pylori serology in two MOH areas of the Western Province of Sri Lanka N Fernando, D Weerasekera, S Fernando N Liyanage and J Holton The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 2003 (46) 35-43.
  • A pilot study of a low cost CLO test. N Fernando, D Weerasekera, F Meedin A Bogahawatta Ceylon Medical journal 2003;48(3) 98-99.
  • The Efficacy of surgical scrubs in reducing hand bacterial flora G M I Dabare, D M B T dissanayake, D weerasekera, R Mahendra, N Fernando, The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, June2004 (47) 1 1-5.
  • Role of skin cleansers & skin antiseptics clinical practice N. Fernando, D. Weerasekara, M. Dabare, T. Dissanayake The Galle Medical Journal Sep. 2004 Vol 9 Pg 6
  • Bactericidial and anti adhesive properties of culinary and medicinal plants against Helicobacter pylori, R Mahony, Kgtheeri H. D weerasekera, N Fernando, D Vaira, J Holton, C basset. World Journal of gastroenterology 2005 21;11.(47) .7499-507.
  • In Vitro bactericidal activity of Evolvulus alsinoides L against Helicobacter pylori Fernando S S N Hewageegana, H G S P, Ratnasooriya, W D Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism 2005 18(3) 110-112.
  • Aerobic bacteria associated with symptomatic gallstone disease and their antimicrobial susceptibility Gomes P R L, Fernando S S N Weerasekera D. D Velathanthri, N. Rizny, M S M Weerasekera, M M Mahendra R. Gall medical Journal 2006 Vol 11 (1) 9-13
  • Antibiotic resistance and prescribing. Fernando Neluka Mallikahewa RR Sri Lanka prescriber 2007(15(2) 3-5.
  • Effects of spices, Medical plants and tea on the growth of Helicobacter pylori strains from Sri Lanka Weerasekera D Fernando N, Bogahawatta A, Rajapaksha Mallikahewa, Naulla Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 2008: 36(1):91-94.
  • Non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter species in humans: as emerging pathogens. N. Fernando, D Weerasekera, I.K. Devasurendra The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2008;26;1-5
  • Comparison of three skin disinfectant solutions used for skin preparation prior to spinal and epidural anaesthetic procedures in parturients at De Soyza Maternity Hospital and Castle street Hospital for women. B.P. Kudavidanage, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, S.S.N. Fernando, D.F.D. Meedin, A. Abayadeera. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 17(1):5 - 10 2009
  • Presence of Helicobacter pylori in betel chewers and non betel chewer with and without oral cancers. Neluka Fernando, Gnanapragasam Jayakumar, Noamal Perera, Indranee amarasinghe, fahara Meedin and Johan Holtan. BMC Oral Health 2009,9:23
  • IE63-specific T-cell responses associate with control of subclinical varicella zoster reactivation in individuals with malignancies. GN Malavige, LT rohanachandra, L Jones, L Crack, M. Perera, N. Fernando, D. Guruge and GS Ogg British journal of Cancer (2010).1-4
  • Central vascular catheter-related blood stream infections: incidence, associated pathogens and antibiotic sensitivity patterns at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka .KDKP Kumari, R Rajapakse Mallkahewa, S. Chandasiri, M. Nanayakkara, DFD Meedin and SSN Fernando Ceylon Medical Journal - 2010: 55 (1) pg 30
  • Colonization by Helicobacter pylori of leprosy patients in Spain: immunomodulation to low weight antigens of H pylori. Neluka Fernando, Pedro Torres, Dino Vaira, John Holton. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 2010 105(5) ;682-6.
  • Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in patients with atopic dermatitis in Sri Lanka. P L R Gomes, G N Malavige, N Fernando M H R Mahendra, S D kamaladasa, JKK Senevirathne, S DH Karunatilaka, G S Ogg.Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Nov 2010.
  • Antibacterial Activity of Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn. Extracts L.D.A.M. Arawwawala, M.I. Thabrew, L.S.R. Arambewela, N. Fernando and L.D. Guruge International Journal of Pharmaceutical & biological Archives 2011:2(2):808-812
  • HLA class I and class II Associations in Dengue viral infections in a Sri Lankan Population Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Tim Rostorn, Lochana T. Rohanachandra, S.D. Jayaratne, Neluka Fernando, Aruna Dharshana De Silva, Malaka Liyanage, Graham Ogg. PLoS ONE, June 2011 Volume 6, Issue 6 e20581
  • Clinical presentation and risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease in Si Lanka Deepaka Weerasekara, Neluka Fernando, Meedin F, John Holton D. Fernando Topical Gastroenterology 2011:31-35
  • Pathogenesis of Dengue viral infections Gathsaurie Neelika Maavige, Neluka Fernando, Graham Ogg Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2011; Vol. 1(1): 2-8.
  • Super antigen profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients with atopic dermatitis in Sri Lanka. Gomas PLR, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Fernando N., Mhendra MHR, Senevirathne JKK, Graham S. Ogg, Clinical and experimental dermatology research. 2011 vol;2(8)pg 36
  • Identification of serotype specific T cell responses to highly conserved regions of the dengue viruses Malavige GN, McGowan S, Atukorale V, Salimi M, Peelawatta M, Fernando N, Jayaratne SDm Ogg G. Clin Exp Immunol. 2012 May, 168(2)-215-23 doi:10.1111/j. 1365-2249.2012.04566.x
  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue fever in a sub urban community in Sri Lanka. Gunasekera TDCP, Velathanthiri VGNS, Weerasekera MM, Fernando SSN, Peelawattage M, Guruge D, Fernando Sirimali Galle medical Journal vol1791) March 2012 pg 10-17.
  • Is checking for antibiotic associated diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile relevant to Sri Lankan hospitals? Athukorala GIDDAD, Fernando S S N, Chandrasiri N, S Rajapaksha Mallikahewa R, Chansdrasiri P Nagahawatte A, Peelawattage M K Galle Medical Journal vol 17(1) March 2012 pg 5-9.
  • The distribution and characteristics of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species among urinary isolates in a tertiary care hospital. DMBT Dissanayake, SSN Fernando, NS Chandrasiri. Sri Lanka journal of Infectious diseases 2012 vol 2 (2) :30-36.
  • Knowledge attitudes practices of hand hygiene among final year medical and nursing students at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura MHJD Ariyartne, TDCP Gunasekara MM Weerasekara, J. Kottaahachchi, SSN Fernando Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013 Vol.3(1) ;15-25.
  • In vitro study to determine antimicrobial activity of selected Ayurvedic preparation against bacteria and fungi causing superficial skin infections PLR Gomes, S Hewageegana, J Kottahachchi, GIDDAD Athukorala, MM Weerasekara, DMBT Dissanayaka, DFD Meedin, SSN Fernando Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013 Vol.3(1) ;32-39.
  • Clinical profile and sociodemographic aspects of trichomoniasis among females in the Western province of Sri Lanka HA Banneheke, R Fernandopulle, UM Gunasekara, E Gunawardene, SSN Fernando, R Wickramasinghe Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013 Vol.3(1) ;26-31.
  • Use of culture and immunochromatographic technique for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka. H.Banneheka, R.Fernandopulle,S.Prathapan, G.de Silva,N. Fernando, R. Wikcramasinghe Ceylon Medical Journal vol. 58, No 3, September 2013.
  • Residual bioburden in reprocessed side-view endoscopes used for endoscopic retrograde cholabngiopncreatography (ERCP) D.L.N.Ubayawardene, J. Kottaachchi, M.M. Weerasekara, Fernando P. Wanigasooriya, S.S.N. Fernando M.De Silva Ubhayawardene DLBL et.al Residual bioburden sidew endoscopy international Open 2013.45Et-E5
  • Antibiotic resistance in Helicobactor pylori : Recent insights D. Weerasekara, DMBT Dissanayake, GIDDAD Atthukorale, MM Weeraserara, SSN Fernando Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious diseases 2014 Vol.4(1) : 2-8
  • Proportion of superfield fungal infections among members of the clearing staff at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura WPSSS Perera, RSR Rajakulasooriya, MM Weerasekara, J. Kottahachchi, TDCP Gunasekara, LBAE Bogahawatta, SSN Fernando Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious diseases 2014 Vol.4(1) : 38-47
  • Proporation of of lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka T.M. Wijesuriya, M.M. Weerasekara, J. Jotthachchi, K.N.P. Ranasinghe M.S.S. Dissanayake, S. Prathapan, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, A. Bogahawatta, S.S.N. Fernando Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism Jan- Feb. 2014 : Vol. 18 Issue 1 Pg 63 -69
  • Evaluation of bactericidal effect of three antiseptics on bacteria isolation from wounds DUA Kumara, SSN Fernando, J. Kottahachchi, DMBT Dissanayake, GIDDAD Athukorala, NS. Chandrasiri, KWN Damayanthi, MHSL Hemarathne, AA Pathirana JMC Journal of wound care Volume 24, Issue 1 2015
  • Molecular characterisation and disease severity of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Kanchana Kumari Bandara, Manjula Weerasekera, Chinthika P Gunasekara, Nilantha Ranasinghe, Chamil Marasinghe, Neluka Fernando Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro: 1-7, 2015
  • Detection of Clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori strains in a dyspeptic patient population in Sri Lanka by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism NL Ubbayawardana, MM Weerasekera, D. Weerasekera, K. Samarasinghe, TDCP Gunasekera, N. Fernando Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (2015) 33(3): 374-377
  • Validation of wet mount microscopy against Trichomona culture among of reproductive age group in Western province, Sri Lanka. Banneheke, H., Fernandopulle R. Gunasekara U. Barua, A, Fernando N. And Wicremasinghe R. Tropical Biomedicine 32(2):1-6 2015
  • Aspergillus species: An emerging pathogen in onychomycosis among diabetics T.M. Wijesuriya, J.Kottahachchi, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, U. Bulugahapitya, K.N.P. Ranasinghe S.S. Neluka Fernando, M.M. Weerasekara Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2015
  • Proportion of Helicobacter pylori Among Dyspeptic Patients Detected by Molecular Methods in a Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. D.L. Nushka, L. Ubhayawardana, Manjula M Weerasekara, Deepaka D. Weerasekara, T.D. Chinthika P. Gunasekara, and S.S.N. Fernando. International Journal of Enteric Pathogens. 2015 November; 3(4): e29796. Published online 2015 November 3.
  • Management of patients with clinically suspected pyelonephritis in a resource poor setting Weerasekara M, Fernando N, Welgamage T, Premarathna K, Wijesuriya TM, Ranasinghe N, Journal of the Ceylon college of Physicians, 2015, 46, 16-18
  • Patients with diabetes; Their perception and Practices towards oral health. Thisuri de silva, manjula weerasekara, Dhammika Edirisinghe, Chinthika Gunasekara, Asanga Sampath, Uditha Bulugapitiya and Neluka Fernando World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Volume 5, Issue 3, 149-158 March, 2016 ISSN 2277 - 7105
  • Can trichomonas immunochromatographic test increase the validity and reliability of WHO syndromic algorithm for vaginal discharge as a screening tool for trichomoniasis? Hasini Bannekeke, Rukshan Fernandofulle, Upul Gunasekera, Ankur Barua, Neluka Fernando, Renu Wickramasinghe Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health : Volume : 9, Issue : 1, Page : 43-47 January 2016 DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.168717
  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis in patients presenting with vaginal discharge in a Sri Lankan Setting. Manjula Weerasekara, TD Chinthika P Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Jananie Kottahachchi, Tishani Methsela Wijesuriya, Achala Bogahawatta, Ramya Pathiraja. Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, April-June 2016;8(2):1-4 ISSN : 0974 - 8938, eISSN : 0975- 1920
  • Comparison of three rapid diagnostic assays for diagnosis of leptospirosis in a resource poor setting Kanchana Kumari Bandara1, Chinthika Prabhashinie Gunasekara*1, Manjula Manoji Weerasekera1, Nilantha Ranasinghe2, Menaka Hapugoda3, Chamil Marasinghe4 and Neluka Fernando World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2016 Volume 5, Issue 7, 1771-1780. Research Article ISSN 2277- 7105 DOI: 10.20959/wjpr20167-6634, SJIF Impact Factor 6.805
  • Utility of modified Faine’s criteria in diagnosis of leptospirosis Kanchana Bandara, Manjula Manoji Weerasekera, Chinthika Gunasekara, Nilantha Ranasinghe, Chamil Marasinghe and Neluka Fernando BMC Infect Dis. 2016; 16(1): 446, Impact Factor 2.690, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1791-9
  • Candida infection in oral leukoplakia: an Unperceived public health problem, Ayomi Dilhari, Manjula M. Weerasekera, Anusha Siriwardhana, Oshanthi Maheshika, Chinthika Gunasekara, Sunil Karunathilaka, Ajith Nagahawatte, Neluka Fernando, Journal Acta Odontologica Scandinavica Impact Factor 1.03 Volume 74, 2016 - Issue 7, Pages 565-569. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016357.2016.1220018
  • Culture media profoundly affect Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis growth, adhesion and biofilm development Manjula Weerasekara, Gayan K Wijesinghe, Thilini a Jayarathna, Chinthika P gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Nilwala Kottegoda, Lakshman P Samaranayake Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2016 Vol;111 Issue (11) Pg.:697-702. DOI: 10.1590/0074-02760160294. Epub 2016 Oct 3 Impact factor 1.592.
  • Identification of bacterial aetiologies and assessment of factors associated with dento alveolar abscesses of increased severity: A study done in patients attending slelcted dental units, Sri lanka. Melanie Naamal Jayawardena, Jananie Kottahachchi, Pintherumahawaduge Dilan Chaminda Fernando, Thushari Dissanayaka, Dushyanthie Athukorala, Anthoni Baduge Madura Jagath Nalaka, Panthiarachilage Chethani Udeshika Samaraweera, Chandima Pathirana Weerasinghe, Mahesh Priyadarshana Kumbukage, Neluka Fernando World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Volume 5, Issue 10, 99-110. Research Article ISSN 2277- 7105 DOI: 10.20959/wjpr201610-7090.
  • A sensitive and a rapid multiplex polymerase chain reaction for the identification of Candida species in concentrated oral rinse specimens in patients with diabetes. Asanga Sampatha, Manjula Weerasekeraa, Chinthika Gunasekara, Ayomi Dilhari, Uditha Bulugahapitiya and Neluka Fernando Acta odontologica scandinavica, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016357.2016.1265146, Impact Factor: 1.171
  • Association Between Selected Human Leukocyte Antigen Alleles and Helicobacter pylori Infection Among Dyspeptic Patients Piyumali Sandareka Arachchi, Chinthika Prabhashinie Gunasekara, Manjula Manoji Weerasekera, Nushka Lahiri Ubhayawardana, Deepaka Weerasekera, Kamani Samarasinghe, Bimalka Seneviratne, Neluka Fernando Int J Enteric Pathog. 2016 November;4(4):e 37102 doi 10.15171/ijep.2016.12
  • Enhanced antibacterial activity of TiO2 nanoparticle surface modified with Garcinia zeylanica extract U. L. N. H. Senarathna1, S. S. N. Fernando1*, T. D. C. P. Gunasekara1, M. M. Weerasekera1, H. G. S. P. Hewageegana2, N. D. H. Arachchi3, H. D. Siriwardena4 and P. M. Jayaweera Chemistry Central Journal (2017) 11 (1):1-8 DOI 10.1186/s13065-017-0236-x. Impact factor 1.207
  • In-vitro Antibacterial Activity of Sri Lankan Traditional Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Extracts against Bacteria Causing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Pahan Indika Godakumbura*1, Thiloka Ishani Kariyawasam1, Prashantha Malavi Arachchi1, Neluka Fernando2, Sirimal Premakumara3 Journal of Pharmacy Research 2017,11(2),156-161. Impact factor . Journal Impact: 0.74* ISSN: 0974-6943.
  • Awareness of occupational risks, infection control practices and HIV antibody status among funeral industry workers in Sri Lanka A. I. Abeykoon, C. P. Gunasekara , M. W. Weerasekera, N. Fernando Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017(1), pp.28-37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v7i1.8127.
  • Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles: are they effective antimicrobials? Mudara K Peiris, Chinthika P Gunasekara, Pradeep M Jayaweera, Nuwan DH Arachchi, Neluka Fernando Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro: 1-7, 2017 doi: 10.1590/0074-02760170023
  • Comparison of duplex PCR and phenotypic analysis in diferentiating Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans from oral samples Asanga Sampath, Manjula Weerasekera*, Ayomi Dilhari, Chinthika Gunasekara, Uditha Bulugahapitiya, Neluka Fernando and Lakshman Samaranayake AMB Expr (2017) 7:141 DOI 10.1186/s13568-017-0435 IMPACT FACTOR 1.825
  • Evaluation of the impact of six diferent DNA extraction methods for the representation of the microbial community associated with human chronic wound infections using a gel-based DNA profling method Ayomi Dilhari1, Asanga Sampath, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Deepaka Weerasekara, Chris Sissons, Andrew McBain and Manjula Weerasekera Dilhari et al. AMB Expr (2017) 7:179 DOI 10.1186/s13568-017-0477-z impact factor2.1
  • The effect of Nutritive and Non-nutritive sweeteners on the Growth, Adhesion and Biofilm Formation of Candida tropicalis Weerasekara M.M., Jayarathna T.A., Wijesinghe G.K. Gunasekara C.P., Fernando N., Kottegoda N., Samaranayake L.P. Medical Principles and Practice November, 2017 DOI: 10.1159/000484718
  • Utility of a modified silver staining technique for detection of Leptospira, Gunasekara CP, Sumaiha MHF, Damayanthi MKS, Weerasekera MM, Fernando SSN Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017 Vol.7 (2):85-91 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v7i2.8142
  • Proinflammatory Cytokine IL-17 Shows a Significant Association with Helicobacter pylori Infection and Disease Severity Piyumali Sandareka Arachchi, Neluka Fernando, Manjula Manoji Weerasekera, Bimalka Senevirathna, Deepaka D. Weerasekera, and Chinthika Prabhashinie Gunasekara Gastroenterology Research and Practice Volume 2017, Article ID 6265150, 7 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6265150

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS WITH PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS


 

  • An audit of the use of antibiotics in watery mucoid diarrhoea at admission to hospital De Silva KSH, Fernando S, Gajamange N, Sumanasena SP,Suraweera I, Jayamaha DJMNR. The Sri Lanka College of Pediatricians Annual Scientific Congress. 1999- 1;p42
  • Helicobacter pylori in school children from the Western province of Sri Lanka- Fernando S S N, Perera N, Holton, J. Jayawardena, K.- 9th Annual academic session College of Microbiologist Sri Lanka June 2nd- 3rd (5) 2000.- won award.
  • Helicobacter pylori in patients with leprosy in a Spanish population Fernando S. S.N. Vaira D. Holton, J. 2001 XIV International Workshop on gastro duodenal disease pathology and Helicobacter pylori 5- sep 8,2001, Strasburg. Gut supplement II Voll 49:15/22.
  • Cytokine response in BALB control mice and Tap 1 knockout mice injected with potential H pylori virulent factors Fernando S. S.N. Vaira D. Holton, J. 2001 XIV International Workshop on gastro duodenal disease pathology and Helicobacter pylori 5- sep 8,2001, Strasburg. Gut supplement II Vol 49: 4/27.
  • Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in a Sri Lankan population: a study based on Polymerase chain reaction(PCR).N Fernando, N. Perera, J Holton, D Fernando, M De Silva. Sri Lanka Medical Association 11 5th annual academic sessions 21-2 2nd March 2002: OP11.
  • Helicobacter pylori serology in the Western province of Sri Lanka. N Fernando, . J . Holton, S. Fernando, N P M Liyanage. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 11th Annual academic sessions 7-9th June 2002 PP5. Awarded the Best poster.
  • Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Sri Lanka:a Study based on the polymerase chain reaction N. Fernando, J. Holton, M De Silva, D. Fernando. 2002 XV International Workshop on gastro intestinal pathology and Helicobacter pylori 11-1 4th sep ,2002, Athens Greece Gut supplement II Vol 51:6/25.
  • A rapid urease test for detecting Helicobacter pylori in Sri Lanka. N Fernando, D Weerasekera A Bogahawatta. The Annual Sessions of the College of Sri Lanka 2003 and Second international conference of the SAARC Surgical care Society. 14-1 6th August 2003.
  • A preliminary study on the prevalence of H. pylori genotypes in Iran and Zambia a comparison Raeiszadae, N. Fernando. J. Holton et al The 2003 annual meeting of the British society of Gastroenterology- March23-36 2003, Birmingham England Gut supplement I Vol 52:289
  • Preliminary evaluation of a rapid urease test Fernando, N, Meedin, F Weerasekera, D The bulletin of Sri Lanka college of Microbiologist pp2. 2003;1(1) p36
  • The Efficacy of reducing surgical scrubs in reducing hand bacterial flora. Dabare, GMI, Dissanayake, DMBT, Fernando S S N Weerasekera D. D Mahendra R. Sri Lanka Medical Association 11 7th anniversary academic sessions 22-2 8th
  • Neonatal Septicemia, Analysis of causative organism & antimicrobial susceptibility in a tertiary care hospital T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, P. Perera, M. Weerasekara, P.L.R. Gomes, S.S.N. Fernando Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist March 2004 Colombo Sri Lanka PP3 page 59.
  • Bactericidial and anti adhesive properties of spices against Helicobacter pylori, R Mahony, S Shinokubo, D weerasekera, A Bogahawatte, N Fernando, D Vaira, J Holton, C basset. 2002 XVII International Workshop on gastro intestinal pathology and Helicobacter pylori 11-1 4th sep ,2004, Vienna, Austria helicobacter Vol 9(5) 01.12 pg 490.
  • Aerobic bacteria associated with symptomatic gallbladder disease and their antimicrobial susceptibility Gomes P L R, Fernando S S N Weerasekera D D Velathanthri V G N S Rizni M S M Weerasekera M M The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist August 2005 vol 3 (1) :15
  • A preliminary study of Helicobacter pylori status in patients with oral cancer and healthy betel chewers Jayakumar G, Perera N, Fernando N, Amarasingha I, Holton J The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist August 2005 vol 3 (1) :16
  • Prevalence of MRSA among nurses and doctors in Colombo South Teaching Hospital Rickaz A R Rathanyake, R M D K Ranasinghe, R M N K, Sureka, M, Teklani, P W N Mahendra, M H R, Fernando S S N Corea E. The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist August 2005 vol 3 (1) :23
  • The Association Between Helicobacter pylori, Betel Chewing, and Oral Cancer G.Jayakumar, N. Perera, N. Fernando, I. Amarasinha and J. Holton XVIII International Workshop on gastro intestinal pathology and Helicobacter pylori 2005, Copenhagen, helicobacter Vol 10 458-556.
  • Proportion of Group B streptococcus carriage and their antibiotic sensitivity in pregnant mothers attending an antenatal clinic. Fernandopulle RC, Fernando SS N, Peellawattage, Malluwawadu, G N The Ceylon Medical Journal SriLanka Medical Association 119th Annual Scientific session Abstract book 23-2 5th March 2006 Colombo pp36.
  • Association of selected sexually transmitted infections in women with unexplained and tubal factor infertility in the Western province. Wijesinghe Y .S Fernando N, Sivayogan , S. Peelawattage, M, Fernandopulle R. The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist September 2006 pp1 vol 4 (1)24.
  • A study of vancomycin resistant enterococci ( VRE) among clinical isolates at high risk wards of Sri Jayewardenapura general hospital. Perera,S. Meegoda, R, Janapriya, R. Fernando, N. Meedin D F D . The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist September 2006 OP13 vol 4 (1)22.
  • Comparison of three skin disinfectant solutions used for skin preparation prior to spinal and epidural anaesthetic procedures in parturients at de soyza maternity hospital and castle street hospital for women B.P.Kudavidanage, T.D.C.P.Gunasekara,S.S.N.Fernando, D.F.D.Meedin, Abayadeera. The College of anaesthestologists of Sri Lanka 2 3rd Annual Scientific Sessions 2007.
  • Central vascular catheter-related blood stream infections in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka: incidence, associated pathogens and antibiotic sensitivity patterns. Rajapakse-MallihahewaR, Kumari KDKP, Chandrasiri S, Fernando SSN, Nanayakkara M, Meedin DFD, The Ceylon Medical Journal, SLMA 120th Annual Scientific sessions 2007.
  • Comparison of three skin disinfectant solutions used for skin preparation prior to spinal and epidural anaesthetic procedures in patients at De Soysa Maternity Hospital and Castle Street Hospital for Women. Kudavidanage BP, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Meedin DFD, Abayadeera A, The Ceylon Medical Journal,(abstract book) SLMA 120th Annual Scientific Sessions.2007;52;1p29 2007
  • Waste disposal in a teaching hospital Karunatilaka YM, Rohanachandra DWCALT, Maddumarachchi PS, Kulasooriya AS, Riehan MTM, Fernando N, Elvitigala J. The Ceylon Medical Journal,(abstract book) SLMA 120th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2007-;52;1p29
  • Inflammatory bowel disease in Sri Lanka: are Helminths involved ? HPA Conference 2007 D Weerasekera N Fernando, Fernando D Meedin F Holton J
  • Use of a dipstick test and self obtained low vaginal swab in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis Banneheke, B M H A, Fernandopulle, R. C. Wickramasinghe R Fernando S S N Tilakarathne L D GG Prathapan S Sri Lanka college of Obstetricians and gynaecologists 4 1st Annual sessions 27-29th June 2008 Hotel galadari Colombo.
  • Socio demographic and reprductive health related factors in Trichomoniasis Banneheke, B M H A, Fernando S S N, Fernandopulle, R. C. Gunasekera U N Wickramasinghe R The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist September 2008 PP 6 vol 4 (3)31.
  • Assesement of viabiltiy of Trichomonas vaginalis with time and comparision of low and high vaginal swabs in the diganosis of Trichomoniasis Banneheke, B M H A, Wickramasinghe R, De Silva R fernandopulle, R. C. gunasekera U N Fernando S S N The bulletin of the college of Microbiologist September 2008 PP 5 vol 4 (3)31.
  • Helicobacter pylori oxygenic hormones and diet Fernando N, Peellawatage, Gunasekera K, Weerasekera D Holton J Holton XXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter and related bacteria in chronic digestive inflammation and gastric cancer Helicobacter Vol 13(5) 436.po6
  • Evaluation of laboratory techniques and assessment of self obtained vaginal swabs for the diagnosis of trichomonas vaginalis among women in Colombo Sri Lanka Banneheke, B M H A, R Fernandopulle,Wickramasinghe R, Fernando N De Silva D Tilakarathen S. prathapan S. conference on Sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS International Union against Sexually transmitted infections -europe Abstract book Sep 4- 6th 2008 pg 59: FOC3.11
  • NK cells during primary varicella zoster virus infection. Malavige G N, Jones L Black A P Kamaladasa SD Wijewickrama A, Senevirathne SL Fernando N Ogg G S The Ceylon Medical Journal,(abstract book) SLMA 12 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions 2009- 54 pp5
  • Characterization of dengue virus N33 protein specific T cell response in healthy immune donors with varying severity of past dengue infection Malavige G N, Rohanachandra L T Crack L Fernando N, Peellawatta M, Jayarathne SD Ogg G S European journal of immunology (Abstract Book) 2nd European congress of Immunology September 2009- PB 05/24- S 409.
  • Antibiotic associated diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile in three tertiary care hospitals of Sri Lanka. Athukorala GIDDAD, Fernando SSN, Rajapakse-Mallikahewa R., Chandrasiri P, Nagahawatta A, Peellawattage MK, Chandrasiri NS. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 2009 pp. 15.
  • A preliminary study on colonization and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Atoic Dermatitis (AD) patients and healthy people. PLR Gomes, GN Malavige,, SSN Fernando MHR Mahendra, SD Kamaladasa and Seneviratne, GS Ogg. 2009 50th Anniversary Academic Conference, USJP
  • T cell responses to Varicella zoster virus in a large cohort of individuals with solid and haematological malignancies. Malavige Gn, Rohanachandra LT, Jones L, Crack L, Perera, Fernando N, Guruge D, Ogg GS Abstract Book of Ceylon Medical Journal 2010, Volume 55, Supplement 1. Op 61 12 3rd Annual Scientific sessions.
  • Characterstics of staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients with atopic dermatitis and health controls. Gomes PLR, Malavige GN, Fernando SSN, Mahendra MHR, Kamaladasa SD, Seneviratne JKK Karuntilaka DH, Ogg GS. Abstract Book of Ceylon Medical Journal 2010, Volume 55, Supplement 1. Op 58 12 3rd Annual Scientific sessions.
  • Dengue virus NS3 protein specific T cell responses in healthy individuals with past dengue infection. Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Mallika Peellawatta, Laura Crack, Rajitha Siriwardena, Neluka Fernando, S.D. Jayaratne, Graham Ogg Abstract Book of Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Scientific Sessions 29th 30th July, 2010 : B4
  • Role of staphylococcal enterotoxin B production by Staphylococcus aureus in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis P.L.R. Gomes, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Neluka Fernando, M.H.R. Mahendra, S.D. Kamaladasa, J.K.K. Seneviratne, D.H. Karunatilaka, Graham Ogg. Abstract Book of Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Scientific Sessions 29th 30th July, 2010 : C2
  • Super antigen producing Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients with atopic dermatitis in Sri Lanka Gomess PLR, Malavige G N, Fernando S S N, Mahendra M H R, Kamaladasa, S D Senevirathne, JK K Ogg G S Abstract book, Annual scientific Sessions Faculty of Medical Sciences 11th and 12th Nov 2010.
  • Super antigen profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients with atopic dermatitis. Gomas PLR, Malavige GN, Fernando SSN, Mahendra MHR, Kamaladasa SD, Seneviratne J Ogg GS Abstract Book of the Ceylon Medical Journal 12 4th Annual Scientific Sessions. June 2011.
  • Clinical and Laboratory correlates of severe dengue infection Jayaratne SD, Wijesinghe T, Guruge D, Fernando N, Ogg GS, Malavige GN Abstract book The Ceylon Medical Journal 124 Annual Scientific Session Volume 56, Supplement, June 2011
  • HLA class I and class II associations in dengue viral infections in a Sri Lankan population Malvige g, Rostro T, Jayaratne S, Rohanchandra L, Fernando N, De Silva A, Liyanage M, Ogg G 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 11 -15 June 2011 Istanbul, Turkey
  • The incidence and characteristics of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species among urinary isolates in a tertiary care hospital. Dissanayake DMBT, Fernando SSN, Chandrasiri NS, Mahendra R. The Bulletin of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Volume Issue 1 September 2011 OP20 pg23.
  • Elevated serum IL-30 levels are associated with T cell apoptosis in acute dengue infection. G.N.Malavige, M. Alimi, F. Meedin, L.T. Rohanchandra, T. Wijesinghe, N. Fernando, S.D. Jayaratne & G.S. Ogg Abstracts of the Annual Congress of the British Society for Immunology 5-8 December 2011 Liverpool UK
  • Correlation of serum interferon gamma and interferon alpha with clinical disease severity in acute dengue infection . Malavige G. N Salimi M Gomes.L Meedin F Wijesinghe T Fernando N . jayaratne S.D Ogg G S. Abstracts of 5th congress of the federation of immunological societies of Asia Oceania March 14-17 2012 P43
  • Detection of silent dengue viral infection by identification of T cell responses to highly conserved, non cross reactive regions of the dengue viruses. Malavige N Mc Gowan, S atukorale.V salami M Peellawatha M, Fernando N, Jayarathane SD, Ogg GS Abstracts of 5th congress of the federation of immunological societies of Asia Oceania March 14-17 2012 O11
  • Bactericidal effects of topical acids on pathogenic organisms- an invitro study. DUA Kumara, J kottahachchi, Gunawardena K Giddad Athukorale, DMBT Dissanayaka KWN Damayant S S N Fernando MHCD Dayarathne Hettige, Bg Jayawickrems AA Pathirana .Annual Academic sessions The college of surgeons of Sri Lanka. 15-1 8th August 2012 PP28.
  • Aetiology of superficial fungal infections among cleaning staff at University of Sri Jayewardenepura Rajakulsooriya RSR, Perera WPSS, Weerasekera MM, Kottahachchi J, Fernando SSN, Bogahawatta LBAE Scientific Sessions 7th December, 2012
  • Lower limb fungal foot infections in patients with type 2 diabetes of a tertiary care hospital TM Wijesuriya, J Kottahachchi, SSN Fernando, U. Bulugahapitiya, MSS Dissanayaka, S. Prathapan, MM Weerasekara, KNP Ranasighe, TDCP Gunasekara, A. Nagahawatte, LD. Guruge SLMA OP 26 9-13th July, 2013-08-12
  • A study of residual viable bio burden in reprocessed side view endoscopes used for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in a clinical setting Ubhayawardana DLNL, Kottahachchi J, Weerasekera MM, Wanigasooriya IWNP, Damayanthi KWN, De Silva M, Fernando SSN. Sri Lanka college of Microbiologist Volume 11 Issue 1 July 2013 ISSN 1391-930X
  • Proportion of Superficial Fungal Infections Among the Cleaning Staff Members at University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Annual International Symposium 2013, KDU. Perera WPSS, Rajakulasooriya RSR, Weerasekara MM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekara TDCP, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN. 2 2nd & 2 3rd August 2013.
  • Effectiveness of manual reprocessing of Sideview endoscope used for endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) DLNL Ubeyawardena, J Kottahachchi, MM Weerasekra, IWMP Wanigasooriya, KWN Damayanthi, SSN Fernando, Mohan De Silva Abstract book of 4 2nd Annual Academic Sessions ( The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka) - 2013 The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery Volume 31, Issue Supplement OP 5.4
  • Diagnosis of leplospirosis: A preliminary study Bandara AWMKK,. Marasinghe MGCP, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Ranasinghe RNP, Jayalath MPK, Dickmadugoda N, Wickramasinghe H, Hapugoda M, Gunapala A, Siwagnanam I, Pavithra MAI, Ceylon College of Physicians Abstract book of 46 Annual Academic Sessions 12-14 Sep. 2013 PP14
  • Pyelonephritis at Base Hospital Tangalle: etiology, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and clinical response of antibiotic. A preliminary study. Ranasinghe KNP,Jayasinghe YARP, Welgamage T, Sudeera GDDP, Premarathna WAK, Prathapan S, Wjesuriya TM, Weerasekara MM, Fernando N Ceylon College of Physicians Abstract book of 46 Annual Academic Sessions 12-14 Sep. 2013 OP3
  • Expediency of clinical ans basis laboratory data to early diagnosis of leptospirosis: A descriptive preliminary study Bandara AWMKK, Marasinghe MGCP, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Pavithra MAT, Ranasinghe KNP Jayath MPK, Dikmadugoda N, Wicramasinghe H, Hapugoda M, Gunapala A, Siwagagnanam, FG and Fernando SSN 2nd Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions of Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM)- 2013
  • Standardization and Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Vipadikaharagritaila Hewageegana HGSP Arawwawaa LADM, Fernando PIPK, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekera TDCP, Dissanayake DMBT, Basnayake P, Dhammarathana I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, Fernando SSN 1st International Conference on Unani, Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Medicine 2013 (Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka)
  • Berberis cylanica Schneider; Quantification of Berberine Content and antimicrobial Activity Hewageegana HGSP, Arwwawala LADM, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekera MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Dissanayake DMT, Basnayake P. Dhammarathana I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, Fernando SSN International Conference on Unani, Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Medicine 2013
  • Is clarithromycin resistant Helicobacter pylori a problem in Sri Lanka DLNL Ubhayawardana, MM Weerasekara, DD Weerasekara, TDCP Gunasekara, A Kishokumar, IWMP Wanigasooriya, A Gogahawaththa, K. Samarasinghe, SSN Fernando The Proceedings of the 12 7th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 1 5th - 1 8th July 2014 Abstract book OP17
  • Bacterial flora and their antibiotic sensitivity patterns in plastic billary stents removed from patients through endoscopic retrograde cholanglopancreatography (ERCP) Basnayaka BMPI, Kottahachchi J, De Silva M, Weerasekara MM, Wanigasooriya IWMP, Athukorale GiDDAD, Dissanayake DMBT, Nalaka ABMJ, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Volume 12, Issue 1 August 2014 ISS1391 930X OP 1
  • Evaluation of bacericidal effect of three antiseptic on bacteria isolated from wounds Kottahachchi J., Kumara DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDAD, chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Fernando SSN, Peris H, Pathirana AA The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Volume 12, Issue 1 August 2014 ISS1391 930X OP 12
  • Evaluation of three commercial rapid immunochoromotographic kits for the presumptive identification of le[tospirosis in Sri Lanka. K..Bandara, C.Gunasekara, M.Weerasekara, N.Ranadinghe, M. Hapugoda, C. Marasinghe, A.Gunapala,, N.Dickmadugoda, P.Jayalath, F.G. Siwagnanam, N.Fernando. Proceedings of the International conference of multidisciplinary approaches held on 13th -1 4th of August 2014. ISSN: 2386-1509 pg.196.
  • Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: clinical diagnosis or laboratory diagnosis. Bandara AWMKK, Gunasekara TDCP, Weerasekara MM, Ranasinghe KNP, Marasinghe MGCP, Perera GND, Gunapala A, Liyanarachchi T, Siwagnanam FG, Dickmadugoda N, Jayalath MPK, Hapugoda M, Fernando SSN. Annual academic sessions 2014, Ceylon College of Physicians
  • Proportion of vulvovaginal candidiasis and anti fungal susceptibility pattern of the isolates from patients attending gynaecology clinic at Colombo south teaching Hospital (CSTH). Kottahachchi J, Fernando SSN, Wijesuriya TM, Pathiraja RP, Gunasekara TDCP, Kumarasinghe H, Nagahawatte A, Lokuliyana RM, Bogahawaththa A, Weerasekara MM. Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists Bulletin 12(1) August 2014.
  • Superficial fungal foot infections: Aetiology and risk factors among diabetic patients in Sri Lanka MM Weerasekera, TM Wijesooriya, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, U. Bulugahapitiya, J. Kottahachchi, S.S.N. Fernando International Journal of Technical Research and Applications e-ISSN: 2320-8163 GRDS International Conference Advances in Health and Life Sciences (Bangkok) (January, 2015)
  • Molecular epidemiology, serology and clinical presentation of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka.TDCP Gunasekara A.W.M.K. Bandara, M.M. Weerasekara, K.N.P. Ranasinghe, C. Marasinghe S.S.N. Fernando International Journal of Technical Research and Applications e-ISSN: 2320-8163 GRDS International Conference Advances in Health and Life Sciences (Bangkok) (January, 2015)
  • Helicobacter pylori, risk factors and resistance to clarithromycin among dyspeptic patients in Sri Lanka SSN Fernando, N. Ubayawardene, MM Weerasekera, TDCP Gunasekara, D. Athukorale ,D. Weerasekara International Journal of Technical Research and Applications e- ISSN: 2320-8163 GRDS International Conference Advances in Health and Life Sciences (Bangkok) (January, 2015)
  • Molecular Epidemiology of leptospirosis in Western and Southern Province in Sri Lanka. Bandara AWMKK, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Ranasinghe KNP, Marasinghe MGCP, Dikmadugoda N, Jayalath MPK, Gunapala A, Fernando SSN. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015. OP5.
  • Knowledge attitudes and practices on infection control among funeral industry workers in selected provinces in Sri Lanka. Abeykoon AI, Gunasekara TDCP, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, PP13.
  • A preliminary study on Oral Leukoplakia: Candida Associated Leukoplakia and risk factors. Dilhari KAA, Siriwardhana SJAP, Maheshika LO, Gunasekara TDCP, Karunathilaka AHTS, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, PP17.
  • Histological findings in a helicobacter pylori infected dyspeptic patient population. Ubhayawardana DLNL, Weerasekara DD, Fernando SSN, Kishokumar A, Wanigasooriya IWMP, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Samarasinghe K. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, PP22.
  • Diabetic patients; Their knowledge, practices and attitudes regarding oral health, De Silva DTN, Edirisinghe RMSD, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Bulugahapitiya U. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, PP27.
  • Antimicrobial activities of selected herbs and two herbal decoctions against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Ragunathan K, Radhika NDM, Gunathilaka DPP, Weerasekara MM, Hewageegana S, Fernando SSN, Gunasekara TDCP. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Scientific Sessions 2015, PP36.
  • Antifungal Activities of Selected Plant extracts against Candida Albicans and Candida Parapsilosis Randhika N.D.M., Gunathilake, D.P.P. Ragunathanm, K. Gunasekara, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, Weerasekara M.M. Fernando S.S.N., Arawwawala, L.A.D.M., Hewageegana, H.G.S.P., Engineering Social Transformation Through Research & Development, Annual Research symposium 8-9 June, 2015, NCAS
  • HBV and HIV seropositivity, knowledge attitudes practices on disease transmission among fungal industry workers in selected districts of Sri Lanka A.I. Abeykoon, M.M. Weerasekara., S.S.N. Fernando, T.D.C. P. Gunasekara International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches - 11th-12th Sep. 2015 FGS,USJP
  • Use of a multiplex PCR to identify candida species in concentrated oral rinse samples of patients with diabetes M.K.A. Sampath, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, J. Kottahachchi, K.A.A. Dilhari, U. Bulugahapitya, S.S.N. Fernando, M.M. Weerasekera International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches - 11th-12th Sep. 2015 FGS,USJP
  • Risk of onychomycosis in diabetic patients in Colombo South Teaching Hospital Wijesuriya TM, Kottahachchi J., Gunasekara TDCP, Bulugahapitiya U, Ranasinghe KNP, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Endoscrine Society of Sri Lanka 7th Annual Academic Sessions October 1-4, 2015
  • Helicobacter pylori infection: correlation to disease severity and Clanthromycin resistance in Sri Lankan setting. N.L. Ubhayawardana, M. Weerasekara, C. Gunasekara, D. Weerasekara, Samarasinghe, N. Fernando 7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases Hyderbard, India 2016.
  • Oral candidiasis in patients with type II Diabetes: Comparision of a novel multiplex PCR and chromagar in species identification A. Sampathm M. Weerasekara, C. Gunasekara, A. Dilhari, U Bulugahapitiya, N. Fernando 7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases Hyderbard, India 2016
  • Influence of culture medium on in-vitro biofilm formation by Candida species. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Wijesinghe GK, Jayarathna PDTA, Gunasekara TDCP, Kottegoda N, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Scientific sessions 2016. April : Book of Proceedings: OP2.
  • TiO2 21nm nanoparticles as photocatalytic antimicrobial agent against Escherichia coli, Candida albicans and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A comparison Senarathna ULNH, Fernando SSN, Gunasekara TDCP, Weerasekara MM, Wickrama WDSA, Perera MKR, Arachchi NDH, Jayaweera PM. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Scientific sessions 2016. April: Book of Proceedings: OP5.
  • Identical of bacterial aetiologies of dento alveolar abscesses and the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the aerobic bacteria at selected dental units. Jayawardena MN, Kottahachchi J, Nalaka ABMJ, Dissanayaka DMBT, Athukorala GIADD, Samaraweera PCU, Fernando SSN. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Scientific sessions 2016. April: Book of Proceedings: PP19.
  • Evaluation of a simple and rapid microscopy technique for detection of Leptospira. Sumaiha MHF, Damayanthi MKS, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Gunasekara TDCP. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Scientific sessions 2016. April: Book of Proceedings: PP20.
  • Candida infection in oral Leukoplakia: Site of infection, etiology and effect of smoking, betel chewing and alcohol consumption. Dilhari KAA, Gunasekara TDCP, Siriwardhana SJAP, Maheshika LO, Karunathilaka AGTS, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Scientific sessions 2016. April: Book of Proceedings: PP21.
  • Are we satisfied with what we know about Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine? Karunanayake IU, Premathilake NR, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Pathirajah R, Gunasekara TDCP. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. . Scientific sessions 2016. April: Book of Proceedings: PP25.
  • Candida albicans and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A comparison. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Excellence Book of Proceedings. Wijesinghe GK, Jayarathna PDTA, Gunasekara TDCP, Kottegoda N, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM. Scientific sessions 2016. 7th April 2016 to 8th April 2016.
  • Perceptions and practices on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccine among women attending gynaecology clinic and antenatal clinic at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Premathilake NR, Karunanayake IU, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Pathiraja R, Gunasekara TDCP. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, 2016.
  • Association of selected HLA DQA1 and DQB1 alleles with Helicobacter pylori infection and disease severity among dyspeptic patients. Arachchi AMPS, Weerasekera MM, Fernando SSN, Ubhayawardana DLNL, Weerasekara D, Samarasinghe K, Senevirathna MBS, Gunasekara TDCP. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, 2016.
  • Effects of natural sugars and an artificial sweetener on Biofilm formation of Candida species. Jayarathna PDTA, Wijesinghe GK, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Kottegoda N. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, 2016.
  • Proportion of patients with type 2 diabetes who are at risk developing oral Candida in infection in a Sri Lanka setting a molecular based identification Sampath M.A.K., Gunasekara C., Fernando N., Bulugahapitiya U. Weerasekara M.M. Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Endocrine societies, Endocrine Congress August 12-14 PP 06
  • Is Helicobacter pylori a problem in patient with dyspeptic symptoms in Sri Lanka? Athukorala GIDDAD, Ubayawardene N. Dissanayake DMBT, Weerasekara D, Gamage B, Fernando SSN, Samarasinghe K, Gayani GWGS, Bogahawatta LBAE Sri Lanka College of Microbiologist PP10
  • Antibacterial Activity of selected Sri Lankan Traditional Rice Varieties Against Bacteria Causing Skin Infections T. Kariyawasam, P. Godakumbura, M.A.B. Prashantha, N. Fernando & G.A.S. Premakumara 9th International Research Conference of KDU of Sri Lanka 8th -9th Sept. 2016 pg 188
  • Anti-biofilm effect of Ayurvedic preparations: Tripala Churna and aqueous extract of Mimusopselengibrak Jayarathna PDTA, Wijesinghe GK, Kottegeoda N, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Samaranayake LP, Weerasekara MM 49th Annual Academic Sessions, Ceylon College of Physicians 2 2nd - 2 4th Sep. 2016 pp25
  • Serum Cytokines: a potential biomarker in leptospirosis? Banadara AWMKK, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Ranasinghe KNP, Marasinghe MGCP, Gunasekara TDCP 49th Annual Academic Sessions, Ceylon Collage of Physicians 2 2nd-2 4th Sep.2016 pp03
  • Use of green silver nano-particles as an antimicrobial agent - A preliminary study. MMK Peiris, ULNH Senarathna, TDCP Gunasekara, M.M. Weerasekara, NDH Arachchi, PM Jayaweera and SSN Fernando 5th Annual Conference & Scientific Sessions Sri Lankan Society For Microbiology (SSM) 2 1st Oct. 2016 vol 4
  • In vitro evaluation of virulent factors of Candida albicans and its association with slected host factors in oral leukoplakia KPR Dilrukshi, KAA Dilhari, TDCP Gunasekara, AHTS Karunathilaka, A. Nagahawatte, SSN Fernando and MM Weerasekara Book of abstracts of the Fifth Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM) 2016- Vol. 4
  • Association of Helicobacter pylori and virulence factors with selected Human leukocyte antigen DQA1 and DQB1 alleles among dyspeptic patients MPS Arachchi MM Weerasekera S S N Fernando DLNL Ubahayawardena K Samarasinghe TDCP Gunasekera 7th International conference on biotechnology, bio informatics bio medical science and stem cell application 11-12 nov Singapore Global research and development services
  • Antimicrobial activity of selected herbal and chemical disinfectants against acinetobacter species causing ventilator associated pneumonia V. Rnaguparan, LHPM Madushani, MM Weerasekara, BP Kudavidanage, D Kalubowila, HGSP Hewageegana, SSN Fernando and TDCP Gunasekara Book of abstracts of the Fifth Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM) 2016- Vol. 4
  • In vitro biofilms of Candida species: Impact of different sugars, its concentrations and effect of two ayurvedic preparations Gayan K. Wijesinghe, Thilini A. Jayarathna, Chinthika Gunasekera, Neluka Fernando, Nilwala Kuttegoda, Manjula M. Weerasekara Global Research & Development Services 12th International Conference of Biotechnology, Bio Informaties, Bio Medical Sciences and Stem cell Applications (B3SC), 9-10 December, 2016.
  • Development and validation of a reference marker for identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria association with diabetes chronic wound ulcers using PCR denaturing gradient gel. Dilhari KAA, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara DD, Bulugahapitiya U, Pathirana S, Sissons CH, McBain AJ, Weerasekara MM. The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP8 2017
  • Impact of routine Laboratory culture media on in-vitro biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Strphylococcus aureus and Enteracoccus feacalis. Wijesinghe GK, Dilhari KAA, Buddika G, Gunasekera TDCP, Fernando SSN, Kottegoda N, SamaranayekeLP,Weerasekara MM. The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP9 2017
  • Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using difference bacteria: Do the synthesized nanoparticles differ in their antimicrobial activity. Peiris MMK, Gunasekera TDCP, Arachchi NDH, Jayaweera PM, Fernando SSN, The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP11 2017
  • Assessment of bacterial contamination of Sri Lankan currency notes. Nushiya MKF, Sumaiya MAF, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP21 2017
  • Antimicrobial activity of Silver nanoparticles capped with cruds extract of Garcinia zeylanica and garcinol. Wijekoon HPSK, Ekanayake EMAK, Peiris MMK, Arachchi NDH, Palliyaguru L, Kumarasinghe UR, Gunasekara TDCP, Fernando SSN, Jayaweera PM. The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP32 2017
  • Formulation of a Garcinia zeylanica herbal aqueous cream as a potential antiseptic and determination of the antimicrobial activity in votro Senevirathne MAL, Anuradha UK, Peiris MMK, Hewageegana HGSP, Arawwawala LDAM, Siriwardhene MA, Dabare PRL, Weerasekara MM. Fernando SSN, Gunasekara TDCP The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP33 2017
  • Optimization of a real time PCR for quantification of Leptospira bacterial loads in patients using SYBR green based real time PCR. Gamage GGTN, Bandara AWMK, Marasinghe MGCP. Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Gunasekara TDCP The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP34 2017
  • Dietary patterns and behavioural risk factors in Helicabacter pylori infection in a Sri Lankan dyspeptic patient population. Arachchi AMPS, weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Weerasekara D, Senevirathna MBS, Gunasekara TDCP The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP37 2017
  • Are farmer aware of Leptospirosis? A survey among farming community in Colombo District. Mathanamohan J, Kaleel FF, Hyderaly H, Imthiyaz I, Unais R, Gamage GGTN, Weerasekara MM, Fernando SSN, Liyanage T, Gunasekara TDCP The Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama Book of Proceedings 2 4th -2 5th May,OP12 2017
  • Molecular identification of Candida dubliensis in patients with type 2 diabetes for the first time in Sri Lanka. Sampath M K A Gunasekera TDCP FernandoS S N Dilhari K AA Bulugahapitiya U Weerasekera M M Sri Lanka Medical Association 130 Anniversary international Medical congress The Ceylon Medical Journal Vol 62 supplement 1 OP33ISSN 0009-0875
  • Use of a simple Gram stain method bench marked with scanning electron microscopy to identify biofilm involvement in chronic wound infection Dilhari K AA Gunasekera TDCP FernandoS S N Weerasekera D D bulugahapitiya U Pathirage S Kottegoda N Mc Bain A J Weerasekera M M The Ceylon Medical Journal Vol 62 supplement 1 OP61 ISSN 0009-0875
  • Identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in chronic diabetic wounds Dilhari KAA, Gunasekara TDCP Fernando SSN, Weerasekara DD, Bulugahapitiya U, Pathirage S, Weerasekara MM, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists pp8 Volume 15, August 2017 ISSN 1391-930X
  • Gastropanel Assay: A Non - Invasive diagnostic method for diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori infection and disease severity. P.S. Arachchi, T.N. Gamage, P.S. Edirisooriya Arachchi, M.M. Weerasekara, B. Senevirathnw, D. Weerasekara, N. Fernando, C.P. Gunasekara, Annual Academic Sessions, College of Medical Laboratory Science, 20th Nov. 2017
  • Bacteria-mediated biosynthesized silver nanoparticles: A Potential antimicrobial agents. M.M.K. Peiris, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, N.D.H. Arachchi, P.M. Jayaweera, S.S.N. Fernando, Annual Academic Sessions, College of Medical Laboratory Science, 20th Nov. 2017
  • Comparision of six different DNA extraction method for Polymerase chain reaction based denaturing gradient gel- electorphoresis (PCR-DGGE) K.A.A. Dilhari, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, M.K.A. Sampath, S.S.N. Fernando, D.D. Weerasekara C.Sessons, A.J. McBain, M.M. Weerasekara, Annual Academic Sessions, College of Medical Laboratory Science, 20th Nov. 2017
  • Virulence factors and Biofilm formation among Acinetobactor Species isolated from different clinical specimens P.S. Edirisooriyaarchchi, P.A.P.A. Hansini, M.M.P. Peiris, M.M.Weerasekara, S.S.N. Fernando, B.P. Kudavidanage, S. Jayasekara, C.Halala, T.D.C.P. Guansekara, Annual Academic Sessions, College of Medical Laboratory Science, 20th Nov. 2017
  • Salmonella Paratyphi a as an unusual pathogen isolated from an infected diabetic wound Dilhari K.A.A., Pathirage S, Gunasekara T.D.C.P., Fernando S.S.N., Weerasekara D.D., Bulugahapitiya U., Weerasekara M.M. Abstract Book of National Health Research Sysmposium 2017, Educational Training and Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
  • Green Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles: a Cost Effective Approach S.S.N. Fernando, M.M.K. Peiris, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, N.D.H.Arachchi, P.M. Jayaweera 1 8th Conference of Postgraduate Research, International Postgraduate Research Conference, FGS, University of Kelaniya, 0 8th Dec. 2017

 

 

BOOKS PUBLISHED


 

  • Clinical Microbiology for Para Medical Undergraduates Neluka Fernando, R Rajapaksha Mallikahewa.2008
  • Staining techniques in Microbiology -Neluka Fernando 2008
  • Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhoea - 2012 A Sri Lankan Perspective .G I D Dushyanthie Agamala Dharmaratne Atulorale, S S Neluka Fernando, N Shirani Chandrasiri
  • General Microbiology for paramedical undergraduates Neluka Fernando, Manjula Weerasekara, Chinthika Gunasekara - first edition 2015

 

 

REPORTS PUBLISHED


 

  • Integrated Biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) Survey among key populations at higher risk of HIV in Sri Lanka. Report March 2015 The Global fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Published by National STD/AIDS Control Programme ISBN : 978-955-0505-71-5, Microbiologist: Prof. Neluka Fernando

 

 

GRANTS


 

  • University Grant FMS/USJP/ASP/2007/05 Epidemiology and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile antibiotic associated diarrhoea in a tertiary care hospital
  • University Grant FMS/USJP/ 2007/06An alternative specimen for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Improving the Relevance and Quality Undergraduate Education Research (IRQUE) Grant- 2006- IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/31 Central Vascular catheters related to blood stream infection, incidence risk factors, outcomes associated with pathogens and antibiotic sensitivity patterns
  • IRQUE Research Grant- 2006- IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/7 Waste disposal in a teaching hospital, Fernando N Karunthilaka, Y M, Maddumarachchi P S, Kulasooriya, A .S. Reihan M T M
  • IRQUE Research Grant- 2005 -IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/1- Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, and bacterial vaginosis on unexplained infertility in women. Principal applicant
  • Care Fund 01/2005- Helicobacter pylori status in oral cancer patients- University grant-/FMS USJP 2004 ASP/06/RE/2004-4 Role of bacteria in gall bladder disease-
  • University grant - FMS/USJP/2003-13 Effect of spices and Tea on the growth of Helicobacter pylori
  • University grant-/FMS USJP ASP/06/RE/2005 R Fernandopulle, Banneheka, N Fernando R Wickramasinghe- profile of micro-organisms with special emphasis on trichomoniasis among patients presenting with leucorrhoea and vaginal discharge
  • NSF Travel grant - Year 2004 to attend 2002 XVII International Workshop on gastro intestinal pathology and Helicobacter pylori 11-1 4th sep ,2004, Vienna, Austria
  • University Grant - /FMS/USJP ASP/06/Re/2007/06 An alternative specimen for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
  • University Grant - /FMS/USJP ASP/06/Re/2007/05 Epidemiology of Clostridium diffcile antibiotic associated diarrhoea in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka
  • Improving the Relevance and Quality Undergraduate Education Research (IRQUE) Grant- 2006- IRQUE/ CBR/RG/2007/14 the socio demographic variation of post exposure behaviour and knowledge on rabies among patients with a history of dog bite at Colombo South teaching hospital
  • University grant-/FMS USJP ASP/06/RE/2009/09 N Malavige, Gomes L S kamaldasa Fernando N Investigation of the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and other allergic diseases.
  • World class University grant 2012. Molecular epidemiology & serology of leptospira in Western province Sri Lanka
  • University grant-/\ ASP/06/RE/MED/2013/35 - Rs. 250,000.00 Association of serum cytokine levels with disease severity in patients with leptospirosis
  • Health Ministry grant 33/2-13 Rs. 331,000.00 Analysis of oral candida genotypes in diabetic patients and its antifungal susceptibility.
  • University grant- ASP/06/RE/MED/2013/34 Clarithromycin resistant Helicobacter pylori in Gastric biopsies of Patients with dyspepsia.
  • University grant- ASP/06/RE/MED/2013/12 Rs. 430,000.00 Clarithromycin resistant Helicobacter pylori in Gastric biopsies of patients with dyspepsia.
  • University grant -. ASP/06/RE/MED/2014/08 Rs. 833.000.00 Role of oral yeasts, phenotypic and genotypic diversity and antifungal susceptibility in patients with diabetes.
  • University grant - ASP/06/Re/MED/2013/35 Association of serum cytokine level with disease severity in patients with leptospirosis Rs. 1,504,000.00
  • University grant - ASP/01/Re/ Med/2014/2015 Rs. 1,550,000.00 Microbial biofilm profiling of Diabetic Chronic Wound infections using Molecular Finger printing
  • University grant - ASP/01/Re/ Med/2016/42 Rs. 1,681 ,800.00 Use of nanoparticles as antimicrobial and anti biofilm agents: a green approach

 

 

NEWS PAPER ARTICLES


 

  •  Biomedical Scientist: A forefront career opportunity at KIU Sunday Times 11/12/2016

 

 

AREAS OF INTEREST


 

My areas of interests: Pathogenesis and Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylory.