Dr. Udara Senarathne

Lecturer (Probationary)

Department

Department of Biochemistry

E-mail

udara.senarathne@sjp.ac.lk

Telephone

Office - +94 11 2881788 Ext: 4151

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS / 2nd Class / 2012 / University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • MD / Chemical Pathology / 2021 / University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • CTHE
  • SLMC

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Colombo North Clinical Society (CNCS)
    Member since Dec 2016 to date
    Editor since 2020/2021
  • College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)
    Member since Jan 2017 to date
  • Association for Clinical Biochemistry of Sri Lanka (ACBSL)
    Member since January 2018 to date
  • Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemists (AACB) (Reg No: 6717DAY)
    Member since January 2018 to date
  • IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS)
    Corresponding Member from Sri Lanka since Feb 2021
  • WHO Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)
    Academic, research and training institute partnership since Aug 2021
  • Cochrane
    Member since Nov 2021

Awards

  • IFCC “Young Scientists Forum” Travel Award 2020 to attend the Young Scientists Forum and Seoul World Lab Congress.
  • Award for the Best Poster Presentation (Case Report Category) for the abstract titled ‘Thyrotoxicosis and Renal Tubular Acidosis causing Hypokalaemic Periodic Paralysis’ at the 5th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka, February 2020, Colombo.
  • Award for the Third Place in the Poster Presentation (Research Category) for the abstract titled ‘The Effect of Gym Training and Cycling on Albuminuria among Gym Trainees and Professional Cyclists – A Study from Sri Lanka’ at the 5th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka, February 2020,Colombo.
  • Award for the Best research for the research paper titled ‘A study on the knowledge and attitudes on examination of patients for drunkenness among doctors involved in such examinations’ at the Annual Scientific Sessions 2017 of Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, October 2017, Colombo.
  • Travel Assistance Fund Award by International Association of Forensic Sciences to attend the 21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences August 2017.
  • Award for the Best research runner-up for the abstract titled ‘Profile of suicidal hanging presented to a tertiary care hospital’ at the 14th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, March2016, Colombo.
  • Award for the Best research for the abstract titled ‘Preliminary study on assessment of reaction time based on ruler drop test in Sri Lankan population’ at the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, March 2014, Colombo.
  • Award for the Best research runner-up for the abstract titled ‘A study on the Knowledge of Medico-legal and ethical issues encountered in medical practice’ at the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, March 2014, Colombo.
  • Award for 4th place in the Oral presentation for the abstract titled ‘A study into pedestrian fatalities presented to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka’ at the 11th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science Congress, October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Award for the Best Case-Discussion on ‘Medical Ethics’ organized by the Behavioural Sciences, Mental health and Ethics strand and the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Kelaniya in 2010.
    Distinction in Physiology, 1st examination for Medical Degree 2009, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.
  • Award for the Second-Best Performance in Senior Division in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz – 2005 of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute conducted in Sri Lanka by the Ceylon Institute of Chemistry.
  • Chemical Pathology

Research Interests

  • Chemical Pathology

ORCID ID and Link

0000-0003-2329-6871
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2329-6871

Google Scholar Link

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7laqBAYAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Udara-Senarathne

 

Publications and Scientific Communications

  • Senarathne UD, Jasinge E, Viknarajah Mohan S, et al Non-specificity of symptoms in infantile-onset Pompe disease may delay the diagnosis and institution of treatment. BMJ Case Reports CP 2022;15: e247312.
  • Rathnasiri, A., Senarathne, U., Arunath, V. et al. A rare co-occurrence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, congenital adrenal hypoplasia and glycerol kinase deficiency due to Xp21 contiguous gene deletion syndrome: case report. BMC Endocr Disord 21, 214 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12902-021-00876-6
  • Senarathne UD, Rodrigo R, Dayanath BKTP. Milky pleural effusion in a neonate and approach to investigating chylothorax, BMJ Case Rep 2021;0:e245576. doi:10.1136/bcr-2021-245576
  • Senarathne UD, Dayanath BKTP, Punchihewa R, Gunasena B. Patient with respiratory distress, facial oedema and refractory hypokalaemia, BMJ Case Rep 2021;0:e240330. doi:10.1136/bcr-2020-240330
  • Kitulwatte I.G.D., Edirisinghe P.A.S., SenarathneD., Mendis H.K.N.L.P., Wijesinghe P.R. & Fernando A. Profile of suicidal hanging presented to a tertiary care hospital: a descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine Science & Law 10(2):14. 2019. Doi: 10.4038/sljfmsl. v10i2.7823
  • Kitulwatte IDG, Wijewardena HP, Edirisinghe PAS, Senarathne UD. Forensic Medical Examination in Female Children Alleged to be Sexually Abused, Journal of Current Forensic Science Research, 2015;1, 6–12.
  • Edirisinghe PA, Kitulwatte ID, Senarathne UD. Injuries in the vulnerable road user fatalities; a study from Sri Lanka. J Forensic Leg Med. 2014 Oct;27:9-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 25. PMID: 25287792.
  • Edirisinghe AS, Kitulwatte ID, Senarathne UD. A study into blood alcohol concentration in fatal accidents among vulnerable road users in a tertiary care hospital Sri Lanka. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2015;22(2):158-64. doi: 10.1080/17457300.2013.857696. Epub 2013 Dec 16. PMID: 24341667
  • Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Maithree Wicramasinghe, Indira Kitulwatte, Anusha Edirisinghe, Udara Senarathne, Handun Wijewardena, A Patheswaran, P. Paranitharan, Annista Wijenayake, Nirmala Perera, Asvini Fernando, Dilini Chamali Walisundara. Unnatural deaths of women and girls in Sri Lanka (Prevention and Justice) - Population Matters. Policy issue 06, United Nations Population Fund, Sri Lanka. February 2018
  • Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Maithree Wicramasinghe, Indira Kitulwatte, Anusha Edirisinghe, Udara Senarathne, Handun Wijewardena, A Patheswaran, P. Paranitharan, Annista Wijenayake, Nirmala Perera, Asvini Fernando, Dilini Chamali Walisundara. Reportage of Unnatural deaths of women and girls in Sri Lankan newspapers - Population Matters. Policy issue 07, United Nations Population Fund, Sri Lanka. February 2018
  • Anuruddhi, S.E., Indira, D.K., Handun, W., Udara, D.S., Pabasara, W., Suraj, J. and Sandaru, J. (2018). A Comparative Descriptive Study on Patterns of Female Violent Deaths in Eastern and Southern Provinces. In: Mathiventhan, T., Elango, P., Pagthinathan, M. and Arasaretnam, S. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Gender Equity and Equality (ISGEE) 2017, Eastern University Sri Lanka, 8-16.
  • Anuruddhi, S.E., Anusha, E., Indira D.G.K., Udara D. S., Sandaru, J., Suraj, J. and Pabasara, W. (2018). Are We Reporting According to Principles of Ethics? Five Case Studies from A Sri Lankan Newspaper. In: Mathiventhan, T., Elango, P., Pagthinathan, M. and Arasaretnam, S. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Gender Equity and Equality (ISGEE) 2017, Eastern University Sri Lanka, 23-29
  • Senarathne, U. D., Athiththan, L. V. (2016). A Guide to Interpretation of Biochemical Reports. (H. Peiris, Ed.) (1st, Vols. 1–1). Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-43836-0-9
  • Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Maithree Wickramasinghe, Manikya Kodithuwakku, Anusha Edirisinghe, Indira Kitulwatte, Handun Wijewardena, Udara Senarathne, Pathmeswaran, P. Paranitharan, Annista Wijenayake, Nirmala Perera, Asvini Fernando, Dilini Chamali Walisundara. (2021). Fatalities: Accidents, Suicides and Femicides of Women and Girls in Sri Lanka. United Nations Population Fund. Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-624-5507-22-1
  • Indika, N.L.R., Frye, R.E., Rossignol, D.A., Owens, S.C., Senarathne, U.D., Grabrucker, A.M., Perera, R., Engelen, M.P. and Deutz, N.E., 2023. The Rationale for Vitamin, Mineral, and Cofactor Treatment in the Precision Medical Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 13(2), p.252. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13020252

Book Chapters

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