Dr. S.D. Senarathne



Department of Parasitology




Office – +94 11 2758681

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS / 2010 / University of Sri Jayewardenepura / Sri Lanka
  • Pg Med Micro / 2017 / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • MD Med Parasit / 2022 / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Degrees Currently Registered

  • Post MD Local Training / University of Colombo / Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • Fully registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council since February 2012.
  • Certified teacher in higher education.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Full registration with Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) 2012
  • Member of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) 2015 to date
  • Member of Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists (FOSME) 2015 to date
  • Member of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists (SLCM) 2016 to date

Medical Parasitology

Research Interests

  • Medical Parasitology

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Publications and Scientific Communications


  • Senaratne S, Layton AM, Somaratne V, Paul M. Kaye, Kahawita I, Wickremasinghe R, Ranasinghe S. Patient perspectives of having cutaneous leishmaniasis and treatment with intralesional sodium stibogluconate. Poster presentation (PP1) at MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences 2022.
  • Nidhi Dey, Sujai Senarathna, Luiza Reis, Srija Moulik, Marcela Montes De Oca, Pegine Walrad, Hiro Goto, Mitali Chatterjee, Dimitris Lagos, Shalindra Ranasinghe, Paul Kaye. Immunopathology pipeline to study potential host directed therapy targets in cutaneous leishmaniasis. doi: 10.22443/rms. mmc2021.296. Microscience Microscopy Congress 2021 incorporating EMAG 2021.
  • Gunaratne G, Ranasinghe S, Manamperi A, Pathirana N, Hasantha KP, Wickremasinghe R, De Silva N, Sooriyarachchi M, Senaratne S, Banneheka H, Abeynayake J, Refai W, Mallawarachchi CH, Sudarshani M, Mondal D, Hansen S, El Wahed A (2017). Rapid extraction and detection of Leishmaniadonavani DNA from skin lesions of suspected cases in Sri Lanka. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Baltimore, USA. (LB5116)
  • Gayani De Silva; Renu Wickremasinghe; Vijani Somaratne ; Sujai Senaratne ; Manuja Vipuladasa ; Shalindra Ranasinghe. Validation of an antigen detection rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmaniadonovani Poster presentation at 6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Palacio decongresos El Greco, Toledo, 2017.
  • L D G G De Silva, V Somarathne, S Senarathne, M Vipuladasa, S N Kahatapitiya, D D S De Silva, I D J C Dissanayake, S Ranasinghe and R Wickremasinghe Analysis of clinical features with microscopy of cutaneous leishmaniasis suspected patients attending the dermatology clinic at General Hospital Hambantota Open University Research Sessions 2016 Proceedings; page 69
  • L D G G De Silva, V Somarathne, S Senarathne, M Vipuladasa, S Ranasinghe and R Wickremasinghe Diagnosis of suspected cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions with rapid diagnostic test and slit skin smear: a comparative study Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Sessions 2016 Part1; Abstracts; page 2.
  • de Silva G, Somarathne V, Senarathne S, Vipuladasa M, Premachandra J, Munasinghe H, Munasinghe C, Ranasinghe S, Wickremasinghe R Use of a rapid diagnostic test to detect cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Scientific sessions 2015; Abstracts PP11

Journal Publications

  • Senarathne, S., Ranasinghe, S., Kahawita, I., Somaratne, V., Wickramasinghe, A., Parkash, V., Lacey, C., Kaye, P., Layton, A., 2023. GD03 Identifying core outcome domains and development of a cutaneous leishmaniasis core outcome measure for use in clinical practice and trials. Br. J. Dermatol. 188, ljad113.277. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjd/ljad113.277
  • Dey N S., Senaratne S, Somaratne V, Madarasinghe N P, Seneviratne B, Forrester S, de Oca M M, Reis L C, Moulik S, Walrad P B, Chatterjee M, Goto H, Wickremasinghe R, Lagos D, Kaye P M, Ranasinghe S. (2021) Early reduction in PD-L1 expression predicts faster treatment response in human cutaneous leishmaniasisJ Clin Invest. 2021;131(22):e142765. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI142765
  • De Silva G, Somaratne V, Senaratne S, Vipuladasa M, Wickremasinghe R, Wickremasinghe R, et al. (2017) Efficacy of a new rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0187024. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187024


“High Resolution Phenotyping of the Healing Process of Sri Lankan Cutaneous Leishmaniasis” 2022 at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.



  1. Research Awards 2017 University of Sri Jayewardenepura for scientific publications
  2. Best poster presentation in the category of “Infectious Diseases and Miscellaneous” at the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences 2022.

Other Faculties of University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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