HOMERESEARCH

Research and Publications

The academics of the Department actively pursue research in their field of interest.

Selected on-going research projects

  • A retrospective descriptive study on deaths following drowning
    Paranitharan P, Perera WNS, Lakmal S, Priyanath DC
  • Study on significance of scant inflammation in myocardium as a cause of death; to develop criteria for autopsy diagnosis of myocarditis based on inflammatory index (Funded by University of Kelaniya)
    Dr. IDG Kitulwatta & Dr. PAS Edirisinghe
  • A Study of Elder abuse among outpatient department attendees in a Tertiary Hospital (Funded by University of Kelaniya)
    Dr. PAS Edirisinghe, Dr. P Paranithran, Dr.Shehan Willams, Dr.WNS Perera
  • Estimation of stature and determination of sex of persons using femur in Sri Lankan population (Funded by University of Kelaniya)
    Dr.BPP Perera & Dr. WNS Perera
  • A study on the relationship of alcohol intake & liver disease
    Dr. P. Paranitharan, Dr. W.N.S. Perera
  • Public knowledge & attitude towards Autopsy; A study at NCTH in Sri Lanka
    Dr. W.N.S. Perera, Dr. B.P.P. Perera, Dr. P. Paranitharan
  • Study on assessment of reaction time based on ruler drop test
    WARS Rajapaksha, Dr.I.G.D.Kitulwatte(Supervisor), Dr.P.A.S.Edirisinghe(Supervisor)
  • Study on evaluation on knowledge attitude and practice of medical officers in related to basic Medico-legal and ethical issues encountered in medical practice.
    Dr.W.A.S.R.Wickramarachchi, Dr.P.A.S.Edirisinghe (Supervisor), Dr.I.G.D.Kitulwatte (Supervisor), Dr.M.N.P.Magammana

Policy Briefs

  • Unnatural deaths of women and girls in sri lanka (prevention and justice). Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Maithree Wicramasinghe, Indira Kitulwatte, Anusha Edirisinghe, Udara Senarathne, Handun Wijewardena, A. Pathmeswaran, P.Paranitharan, Annista Wijenayake, Nirmala Perera, Asvini Fernando, Dilini Chamali Walisundara. Policy issue No: 6; Population Matters. UNFPA. Feb 2018
  • Reportage of unnatural deaths of women and girls in sri lankan newspapers. Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Maithree Wicramasinghe, Indira Kitulwatte, Anusha Edirisinghe, Udara Senarathne, Handun Wijewardena, A. Pathmeswaran, P.Paranitharan, Annista Wijenayake, Nirmala Perera, Asvini Fernando, Dilini Chamali Walisundara. Policy issue No: 7; Population Matters. UNFPA. Feb 2018

Selected publications in index journals

  • Paranitharan P, Perera WNS, Perera A.A.B.S, Paranavithana S.S, Samanpura L.A retrospective descriptive study on facial injuries observed in victims of road traffic injuries covering a period of 2005 to 2014
  • Paranitharan P,  Edirisinghe, P.A.S., , ShehanWillims,Elder abuse-a wakeup call (leading article)  Ceylon Medical Journal.2009;54:1-3

 

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