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Dr. B.N.L.Munasinghe

MBBS (Kelaniya), MD (Colombo), MRCS (Edinburgh)

Lecturer (Probationary)
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Specialization       : General Surgery with special interest in                                                       Breast surgery

Contact:

                E mail       : [email protected]

                Tel            : 077-7517400

Research Interests:

  • Thermography in Breast cancer, Elemental analysis and electron microscopic characteristics of breast cancer cells, Use of Mobile apps for breast cancer patient management.

Awards and fellowships:

  • Best Presenter at the Research Symposium, Staff Development Programme 2016 (cycle17). Development of mobile applications for stoma care and breast cancer patient management: a longitudinal study.
  • Best oral presentation award at the 15th congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, April 7-9, 2016. Mini incision thyroidectomy: alternative approach to cosmetic thyroidectomy.
  • Dr. MH De Zoysa Memorial Gold Medal for MD Surgery (Part II) Examination, February, 2015.
  • Dr. SA Ediriweera Award for the Best Paper on Trauma. - 42nd Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013.An audit on socio-demography, attitudes and pattern of injuries related to three wheeler accidents in Sri Lanka.
  • First Runner-up at the Young Researchers’ Symposium, of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2007. The Appendix: A comparative study of the Anatomy knowledge of Medical students from differing curricula.
  • Dean’s Merit Award at the Undergraduate Research Project, of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2005. Knowledge of Medical Officers regarding Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis, in selected Government Hospitals in the Gampaha Distirct

 Research Publications:

        Book Chapters

  • Singh M, Deen KI, Munasinghe BNL. Bacterial infections, Tuberculosis and Parasitic infections in the Tropics. In: Keighly MRB, Williamson NS, Monson J. Text book of Colorectal Surgery. Williams and Wilkins. London - 2016 ( in preparation)
  • MHJ Ariyaratne, BNL Munasinghe. E-Book on Surgical Short Cases. In: Computer Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2007.
  • BNL Munasinghe. Breast cancer. In: Weda vidu denumai suwabara diviyai, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2016; ch 27:75-78.
  • KAPR Kumarasinghe, MDP Pinto, BNL Munasinghe. Rectal cancer. In: Weda vidu denumai suwabara diviyai, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2016; ch 26:73-74.
        Peer Reviewed papers and case Reports
  • BNL Munasinghe, MMG Rathnayaka, R Parimalendran, SK Kumarage, S de Zylva, MHJ Ariyaratne, KI Deen. Biofeedback with or without surgery for faecal incontinence improves maximum squeeze pressure, saline retention capacity and quality of life. The Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008; 27 (1): 5-7.
  • MMG Rathnayaka, SK Kumarage, SRE Wijesuriya, BNL Munasinghe, MHJ Ariyaratne, KI Deen. Complications in loop ileostomy and loop ileostomy closure and their implications for extended enterostomal therapy: A propective clinical study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2008; 45 (8): 1118-1121.
  • BNL Munasinghe, SP Nilaweera, PMIP Bandara, DMH Fernando, WWLA Jayanaga. Complications and their outcome in an outbreak of Leptospirosis- Experience in a Base Hospital. Batticaloa Medical Journal. 2009; 5: 21-23.
  • BNL Munasinghe, G Rathnayaka, RN Ellawala, KI Deen. Management of a short loop stoma with a silastic sleeve and convex wafer appliance.The Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation, Proceedings of the 5th Congress in Malaysia, 2008. March 2008; 5 (1): 36-37.

        In Conference Proceedings (Abstract)

  • BNL Munasinghe, SP Nilaweera, MAAS Munasinghe, IH Naleefa, MRCU Muthugama, AMM Mohammed. Knowledge of Medical Officers regarding Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis, in selected Government Hospitals in the Gampaha Distirct. Young Researchers’ Syposium, Abstact Book, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya. 2005 June; 11.
  • MMG Rathnayake, BNL Munasighe, R parimalendran, SK Kumarage, S de Zylva, MHJ Ariyaratne, KI Deen. Is biofeedback effective in faecal incontinence? The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2007 June; 25 (Supplement): 37.
  • BNL Munasighe, MHJ Ariyaratne. The Appendix: A comparative study of the Anatomy knowledge of Medical students from differing curricula. Young Researchers’ Syposium Abstact Book, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya. 2007 October; 22.
  • BNL Munasinghe, CAH Liyanage, MHJ Ariyaratne. Symptoms, signs and tumour stage at presentation – a single centre experience in breast cancer. 27th Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Abstract Book. 2007 October; 37.
  • CAH Liyanage, DHCHP Dankanda, BNL Munasinghe, KI Deen, MHJ Ariyaratne. Perception of the common MCQ amongst the recently passed out graduates of the Faculty of Medicine, Kelaniya. 27th Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Abstract Book. 2007 October; 37.
  • BNL Munasinghe, SHN Priyantha, MBR Hasantha, RCK Sirisena. Outcome of Arterial injuries – experience in a Peripheral Centre. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2009 August; 158.
  • SP Nilaweera, WMMN Wijesekara, BNL Munasinghe, C Fernando. Is Pethidine effective in the management of post spinal shivering in caesarian sections; results from an ongoing study. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 15.
  • BNL Munasinghe, BDW Jayamanna, DCM Wijeratne, WSI Fernando, RCK Sirisena. Is Frusemide effective in the management of acute lower limb cellulitis; results from an ongoing study. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 16.
  • BNL Munasinghe, DA Adikariwatthage, RCK Sirisena. Outcome of the patients undergoing arterio-venous fistula creation for end-stage renal failure; experience in a peripheral center. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 17.
  • N Liyanage, P Kamalanathan, WSI Fernando, AN Batcha, BNL Munasinghe, RCK Sirisena. An audit on abdominal pain in patients admitted to a surgical unit; experience in a peripheral centre. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 18.
  • P Kamalanathan, DCM Wijeratne, AN Batcha, BNL Munasinghe, RCK Sirisena. An audit on trauma patients admitted to a peripheral surgical unit. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 19.
  • AN Batcha, WSI Fernando, P Kamalanathan, BNL Munasinghe, RCK Sirisena. Study on the quality of care and satisfaction of patients receiving inward treatment in a surgical unit.  Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 20.
  • DCM Wijeratne, AR Galappattige, BNL Munasinghe, RCK Sirisena. Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the mesentry: A case report. Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, Abstract Book. 2009 October; 25.
  • MMRS Paris, N Jayawardane, A Pathmeswaran, BNL Munasinghe, RM Kannangara. Can we prevent motorcycle accidents? The 40th Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2011 August;155-156.
  • RM Kannangara, N Jayawardane, A Pathmeswaran, SR Wijerathne, MMRS Paris, BNL Munasinghe, PMD de Silva. Chronic leg ulcers; the aetiology. The 40th Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2011 August;161-162.
  • 16.BNL Munasinghe, RIBNN Rathnamalala, NNS Jayawardane, SIMU Samarakoon, N Jayawardane. Domestic violence: A single centre experience in a Teaching Hospital. The 41st Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2012 August; 201.
  • BNL Munasinghe, BDW Jayamanne, N Jayawardane. Does timing of pre-operative shaving affect surgical site infection? Results from a randomized control study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2013 August; 31 (S1): 19.
  • BNL Munasinghe, MMRS Paris, N Jayawardane. An audit on socio-demography, attitudes and pattern of injuries related to three wheeler accidents in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2013 August; 31 (S1): 29.
  • BNL Munasinghe, BDW Jayamanne, NNS Jayawardane, RIBNN Rathnamalala, N Jayawardane. Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Is clinical judgment better than Alverado or RIPASA scoring systems. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2013 August; 31 (S1): 62.
  • BNL Munasinghe, BDW Jayamanne, I Upanishad, KI Deen. Comparison of Transverse and Purse-string Skin closure after loop Ileostomy reversal: results from a randomized controlled study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2015 August; 33 (S1):87-88.
  • BNL Munasinghe, R Siriwardane, C Liyanage. Bile duct injury pattern and outcome in a tertiary care centre. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2015 August; 33 (S1):97-98.
  • BNL Munasinghe, SP Nilaweera, BDW Jayamanne, RF Fernando, B Gunethileke. Relationship between the internal jugular vein and carotid artery assessed under direct vision and ultrasonically in surgical patients and in cadavers. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2015 August; 33 (S1):98.
  • Pinto MDP, Pradeep IHDS, Amaraweera PC, Munasinghe BNL, Kumarasinghe KAPR, Dissanayake DMCD, Fernando R. Incidental thyroid carcinoma in benign thyroid disease: a longitudinal descriptive study. In: 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference - Proceedings, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2016 April; 101.
  • Dissanayake DMCD, Kumarasinghe KAPR, Pinto MDP, Amaraweera PC, Munasinghe BNL, Chandrasinghe PC, Fernando R. Lateral approach to thyroid. In: 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference - Proceedings, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2016 April; 116.
  • Munasinghe BNL, Fernando R, Kumarasinghe KAPR, Sandaruwan C, Pinto MDP, Amaraweera PC, Dissanayaka DMCD. Mini incision thyroidectomy: alternative approach to cosmetic thyroidectomy. In: 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference - Proceedings, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2016 April; 117.
  • R Fernanado, MDP Pinto, IHDS Pradeep, PC Amaraweera , BNLMunasinghe, KAPR Kumarasinghe, DMCD Dissanayake. Incidental thyroid carcinoma in benign thyroid disease: a cohort study. In: 15th Congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Abstract book. 2016 April; 293.
  • R Fernando, KAPR Kumarasinghe, C Sandaruwan, MDP Pinto, PC Amaraweera, Munasinghe BNL, DMCDDissanayaka. Mini incision thyroidectomy (MIT): alternative approach to cosmetic thyroidectomy. In: 15th Congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Abstract book. 2016 April; 280.
  • Munasinghe BNL, Dissanayake DMCD, Rathnayake RMGK, Pinto MDP, Kumarasinghe KAPR, Fernando FR. Clinical presentation, characteristics and surgical outcome of retrosternally extending goitres vs goitres confined to the neck: results from a case control study. Sri Lanka Medical Association 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Abstract book. 2016 July; 139-140.
  • Kumarasinghe KAPR, Pinto MDP, Munasinghe BNL, Dissanayake DMCD, Abeyrathne IGKP, Amaraweera PC, Fernando R. Does the retrosternal extension of a goitre and its relationship to the aortic arch determines the surgical approach? Sri Lanka Medical Association 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Abstract book. 2016 July; 139.
  • KAPR Kumarasinghe, MDP Pinto, BNL Munasinghe, DMCD Dissanayake, IGKP Abeyrathne, PC Amaraweera, R Fernando . Does the retrosternal extension of a goitre and its relationship to the aortic arch determines the surgical approach? Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):11.
  • KAPR Kumarasinghe, MDP Pinto, BNL Munasinghe, PC Amaraweera, DMCD Dissanayake, IGKP Abeyrathne,, R Fernando. Mini incision thyroidectomy (MIT): alternative approach to cosmetic thyroidectomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):12.
  • KAPR Kumarasinghe, MDP Pinto, BNL Munasinghe, PC Amaraweera, DMCD Dissanayake, IGKP Abeyrathne,, R Fernando. Incidence of carcinoma among Thy 3 lesions of the thyroid. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):12-13.
  • BNL Munasinghe, DMCD Dissanayake, RMGK Rathnayake, MDP Pinto, KAPR Kumarasinghe, FR Fernando. Clinical presentation, characteristics and surgical outcome of retrosternally extending goitres vs goitres confined to the neck: results from a case control study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):13-14.
  • PC Amaraweera, BNL Munasinghe, RMGK Rathnayake, DMCD Dissanayake, MDP Pinto, DC Dhanushka, V Thusyanthan, KAPR Kumarasinghe, FR Fernando. Is there a relationship between duration of goitre and post operative early clinical hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy for benign disease? Results from a case control study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):14.
  • HGTS Nagolla, BNL Munasinghe, DCS Nagolla, BNS Jayawardane. Sensitivity of mammography and adjunctive ultrasonograpy to detect breast cancer. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):30.
  • DMCD Dissanayake, KDD Sandaruwan, MDP Pinto, KAPR Kumarasinghe,, BNL Munasinghe, PC Amaraweera, DC Dhanushka, FR Fernando. Assessment of voice changes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (before and after surgery). Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2016 August; 34 (S1):46-47.

 Presentations to Learned Societies (Oral):

  • Knowledge of Medical Officers regarding Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis, in selected Government Hospitals in the Gampaha Distirct. - Young Researchers’ Syposium, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya, 2005.
  • The Appendix: A comparative study of the Anatomy knowledge of Medical students from differing curricula. - Young Researchers’ Syposium, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya, 2007.
  • Symptoms, signs and tumour stage at presentation – a single-centre experience in breast cancer. - 27th Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 2007.
  • Outcome of Arterial injuries – experience in a Peripheral Centre. - 39th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Is Frusemide effective in the management of acute lower limb cellulitis? results from an ongoing study. - Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, 2009.
  • Outcome of the patients undergoing arterio-venous fistula creation for end-stage renal failure; experience in a peripheral center. - Annual Academic Sessions of the Galoya Nimna Clinical Society, 2009.
  • Does timing of pre-operative shaving affect surgical site infection? Results from a randomized control study. - 42nd Annual Academic Sessionsof the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013.
  • An audit on socio-demography, attitudes and pattern of injuries related to three wheeler accidents in Sri Lanka. - 42nd Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013.
  • Mini incision thyroidectomy: an alternative approach to cosmetic thyroidectomy. 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, April 2016.
  • Clinical presentation, characteristics and surgical outcome of retrosternally extending goitres vs goitres confined to the neck: results from a case control study. Sri Lanka Medical Association 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, July 2016.
  • Clinical presentation, characteristics and surgical outcome of retrosternally extending goitres vs goitres confined to the neck: results from a case control study. 45th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2016.

 Presentations made(poster):

  • Knowledge of Medical Officers regarding Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis, in selected Government Hospitals in the Gampaha Distirct. - Undergraduate Annual Poster Presentation, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya, 2005.
  • Perception of the common MCQ amongst the recently passed out graduates of the Faculty of Medicine, Kelaniya. - 27th Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 2007.
  • Is biofeedback effective in faecal incontinence? - Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2007.
  • MMRS Paris, N Jayawardane, A Pathmeswaran, BNL Munasinghe, RM Kannangara. Can we prevent motorcycle accidents? The 40th Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2011 August;155-156.
  • RM Kannangara, N Jayawardane, A Pathmeswaran, SR Wijerathne, MMRS Paris, BNL Munasinghe, PMD de Silva. Chronic leg ulcers; the aetiology. The 40th Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka Abstract Book. 2011 August;161-162.
  • Domestic violence: A single centre experience in a Teaching Hospital. - 41st Annual Academic sessions of the College of the Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Is clinical judgment better than Alverado or RIPASA scoring systems. - 42nd Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013.
  • Comparison of Transverse and Purse-string Skin closure after loop Ileostomy reversal: results from a randomized controlled study. - 44th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015.
  • Bile Duct Injury Pattern and outcome in a Tertiary Care Centre . - 44th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015.
  • Relationship between the internal jugular vein and carotid artery assessed under direct vision and ultrasonically in surgical patients and in cadavers. - 44th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015.
  • Assessment of voice changes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (before and after surgery). 45th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Joint meeting with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2016.
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