Publications in peer reviewed journals (2019)

  1. De Silva, Shamila T., Madunil A. Niriella, Dileepa S. Ediriweera, Dulani Kottahachchi, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Arjuna P. de Silva, Anuradha S. Dassanayaka et al. "Incidence and risk factors for metabolic syndrome among urban, adult Sri Lankans: a prospective, 7-year community cohort, follow-up study." Diabetology & metabolic syndrome 11, no. 1 (2019): 1-7
  2. Ediriweera, Dileepa Senajith, Sharmini Gunawardena, Nipul Kithsiri Gunawardena, Devika Iddawela, Selvam Kannathasan, Arumugam Murugananthan, Channa Yahathugoda, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Peter John Diggle, and Nilanthi de Silva. "Reassessment of the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka to enable a more focused control programme: a cross-sectional national school survey with spatial modelling.The Lancet Global Health (2019)
  3. Perera, K., S. K. Kodisinghe, D. S. Ediriweera, D. Moratuwagama, S. Williams, A. Pathmeswaran, M. A. Niriella, and H. J. de Silva. "Percentage of small platelets on peripheral blood smear and Child-Turcott-Pugh class can predict the presence of oesophageal varices in newly diagnosed patients with cirrhosis: development of a prediction model for resource limited settings.BMC gastroenterology 19, no. 1 (2019): 134
  4. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L., Subspecialisation in postgraduate psychiatry and implications for a resource-limited specialised child and adolescent mental health service. Academic Psychiatry 2019; [Epub ahead of print 2018]
  5. Chandradasa, M.; Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., Confluence of western psychotherapy and religious teachings in mental healthcare of an Asian buddhist community: Sri Lanka. Journal of Religion and Health 2019; [Epub ahead of print July 27 2018]
  6. Chandradasa, M., Suicidal ideation in gay adolescents in the context of cultural stigma and criminalized homosexuality in Sri Lanka. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019; [Epub ahead of print Nov. 2018]
  7. Dharmawardena, P.; Premaratna, R.; Mendis, K.; Wickemasinghe, A. R.; Rodrigo, C.; Harintheran, A.; Fernando, D., Effectiveness of passive case detection for imported malaria in a hospital setting in Sri Lanka during the prevention of re-introduction phase of malaria. International Health 2019;11(1):64-70 [Epub ahead of print Aug 2018]
  8. Dias, T.; Patabendige, M.; Kajendran, J.; Kularathna, M., Jk3 antibodies complicated with severe fetal anaemia requiring intrauterine transfusion: a case report. Transfusion Medicine 2019;[Epub a head of print Nov 27 2017]
  9. Ekanayake, C.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Kularatna, S.; Herath, R.; Wijesinghe, P.S., Challenges of costing a surgical procedure in a lower-middle-income country. World Journal of Surgery 2019;43(1):52-59 [Epub ahead of print Aug 2018]
  10. Feng, L.; de Silva, H. A.; Jehan, I.; Naheed, A.; Kasturiratne, A.; Himani, G.; Hasnat, M. A.; Jafar, T. H.; COBRA-BPS Study Group., Regional variation in chronic kidney disease and associated factors in hypertensive individuals in rural South Asia: findings from control of blood pressure and risk attenuation-Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 2019; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Gunawardena, K. C.; Jackson, R.; Robinett, I.; Dhaniska, L.; Jayamanne, S.; Kalpani, S.; Muthukuda, D., The Influence of the smart glucose manager mobile application on diabetes management. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2019; [Epub ahead of print Sep 2018]
  12. Gupta,Y.; Kapoor, D.; Josyula, L. K.; Praveen, D.; Naheed, A.; Desai, A. K.; Pathmeswaran, A.; de Silva, H. A.; Lombard, C. B.; Shamsul Alam, D.; Prabhakaran, D.; Teede, H. J.; Billot, L.; Bhatla, N.; Joshi, R.; Zoungas, S.; Jan, S.; Patel, A.; Tandon, N., A lifestyle intervention programme for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus among South Asian women with gestational diabetes mellitus [LIVING study]: protocol for a randomized trial. Diabetic Medicine 2019; [Epub ahead of print Oct 2018]
  13. Herath, H. M. L. P. B.; Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S.; Pathiranage, M.; Wickramasinghe, P. D. S. U.; Wickramathunge, P. G. T. S.; Dassanayake, R. S., An ARV1 homologue from a filarial nematode is functional in yeast. Journal of Helminthology 2019; 93(1): 12-20. [Epub ahead of print 2017]
  14. Isuru, A.; Hewage, S. N.; Bandumithra, P.; Williams, S. S., Unconfirmed death as a predictor of psychological morbidity in family members of disappeared persons. Psychological Medicine 2019; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Karunanayake, A.; Rajindrajith, S.; de Silva, H. A.; Gunawardena, S.; Devanarayana, N. M., Autonomic functions and gastric motility in children with functional abdominal pain disorders. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2019; 25(1): 95-106.
  16. Murray, A. L. ; Kaiser, D.; Valdebenito, S.; Hughes, C.; Baban, A.; Fernando, A. D.; Madrid, B.; Ward, C. L.; Osafo, J.; Dunne, M.; Sikander, S.; Walker, S.; Van Thang, V.; Tomlinson, M.; Eisner, M., The Intergenerational effects of intimate partner violence in pregnancy: mediating pathways and implications for prevention. Trauma, Violence and Abuse 2019; [Epub ahead of print Dec 4]
  17. Muttiah, N.; Drager, K. D. R.; McNaughton, D.; Perera, N., Evaluating an AAC training for special education teachers in Sri Lanka,a low and middle-income country. Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2019; [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Ng, S. C.; Kaplan, G. G.; Tang, W.; Banerjee, R.; Adigopula, B.; Underwood, F. E.; Tanyingoh, D.; Wei, S. C.; Lin, W. C. ; Lin, H. H.; Li, J.; Bell, S.; Niewiadomski, O.; Kamm, M. A.; Zeng, Z.; Chen, M.; Hu, P.; Ong, D.; Ooi, C. J. ; Ling, K. L.; Miao, Y.; Miao, J.; de Silva, H. J.; Niriella, M.; Aniwan, S.; Limsrivilai, J.; Pisespongsa, P.; Wu, K.; Yang, H.; Ng, K. K.; Yu, H. H.; Wang, Y.; Ouyang, Q.; Abdullah, M.; Simadibrata, M.; Gunawan, J.; Hilmi, I.; Goh, K. L.; Cao, Q.; Sheng, H.; Ong-Go, A.; Chong, V. H.; Ching, J. Y. L.; Wu, J. C. Y.; Chan, F. K. L.; Sung, J. J. Y., Population density and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective population-based study in 13 countries or regions in Asia-Pacific. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2019; 114(1): 107-115. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Niriella, M. A.; Kasturiratne, A.; Pathmeswaran, A.; De Silva, S. T.; Perera, K. R.; Subasinghe, S. K. C. E. ; Kodisinghe, S. K.; Piyaratna, T. A. C. L.; Vithiya, K.; Dassanayaka, A. S.; De Silva, A. P.; Wickramasinghe, A. R.; Takeuchi, F.; Kato, N.; de Silva, H. J., Lean non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (lean NAFLD): characteristics, metabolic outcomes and risk factors from a 7-year prospective, community cohort study from Sri Lanka. Hepatology International 2019; [Epub ahead Dec 11]
  20. O'Reilly, M. W.; Glisic, M.; Kumarendran, B.; Subramanian, A.; Manolopoulos, K. N.; Tahrani, A. A. ; Keerthy, D.; Muka T; Toulis, K. A.; Hanif, W.; Thomas, G. N.; Franco, O. H.; Arlt, W.; Nirantharakumar, K., Serum testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin and sex-specific risk of incident type 2 diabetes in a retrospective primary care cohort. Clinical Endocrinology 2019; 90(1): 145-154.
  21. Rodrigo, R.; Rodrigo, A.; Liyanage, N.; Hatahagoda, W.; Hewavitharana, U., Maternal perception of adequacy of mother's milk among mothers giving birth at a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. Journal of Human Lactation 2019; [Epub ahead of print May 2018]
  22. Siriwardana, R. C.; Kumarage, S. K.; Gunathilake, M. B.; Thilakarathne, S. B.; Wijesinghe, J. S., Local infiltration versus laparoscopic-guided transverse abdominis plane block in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: double-blinded randomized control trial. Surgical Endoscopy 2019; 33(1):179-183.
  23. Talagala, I. A.; Samarakoon, Y.; Senanayake, S.; Abeysena, C., Sri Lankan clinical practice guidelines: A methodological quality assessment utilizing the AGREE II instrument. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2019; [Epub ahead of print Oct 15]

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2018)

  1. Alifrangis, C.; Carter, P.; Cereser, B.; Chandrasinghe, P.; Del Bel Belluz, L.; Lim, E.; Moderau, N.; Poyia, F.; Tabassum, N.; Zhang, H.; Krell, J. ; Stebbing, J. Investigating the benefits of molecular profiling of advanced non-small cell lung cancer tumors to guide treatments. Oncotarget 2018; 9(16): 12805-12811.
  2. Beyens, A.; Albuisson, J.; Boel, A.; Al-Essa, M.; Al-Manea, W.; Bonnet, D.; Bostan, O.; Boute, O.; Busa, T.; Chanham, ,N.; Cil, E.; Couke, P.J.; Cousin, M.A.; Dasouki, M.; Da Backer, J.; De Paepe, A.; de Schepper, S.; de Silva, D.; Devriendt, K.; De Wandele, I.; Deyle, D.R.; Dietz, H.; Dupuis-Giroid, S.; Fontenot, E.; Fischer-Zirnsak, B.; Gezdirici, A.; Ghoumid, J.; Giuliano, F.; Diez, N.B.; Haider, M.Z.; Hardin, J.S.; Jeunemaitre, X.; Klee, E.W.; Kornak, U.; Landecho, M.F.; Legrand, A.; Loeys, B.; Lyonnet, S.; Michael, H.; Moceri, P.; Mohammed, S.; Muino-Mosquera, L.; Nampoothiri, S.; Picher, K.; Prescott, K.; Rajeb, A.; Ramos-Arroyo, M.; Rossi, M.; Salih, M.; Seidahmed, M.Z.; Schaefer, E.; Steichen-Gersdorf, E.; Temel, S.; Uysal, F.; Vanhomwegen, M.; Van Laer, L.; Van Maldergem, L.; Warner, D.; Willaert, A.; Collins, T.R.; Taylor, A.; Davis, E.C.; Zarate, Y.; Callewaert, B. Arterial tortuosity syndrome: 40 new families and literature review. Genetics in Medicine 2018; 20(10): 1236-1245.[Correction in Genet Med. 2018 Sep 10. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0035-3]
  3. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S.; Siriwardana, R. C.; Gunathilake, M. B.; Niriella, M. A.; Dassanayake, A. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma: results from prospective study, from a tertiary referral center in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2018; 63(3): 133-138.
  4. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S.; Tillekaratne, M. S. B.; Gunathilake, M. B.; Niriella, M. A.; Wijegunawardena, D. G. A.; Siriwardana, R. C. Outcome of hepatic resection: First five-year experience in elderly and younger patients.Ceylon Medical Journal 2018; 63(1]: 43-45.
  5. Bundy, D. A. P.; Appleby, L. J; Bradley, M.; Croke, K; Hollingsworth, T. D.; Pullan, R.; Turner, H.C.; de Silva, N. R. 100 Years of Mass Deworming Programmes: A Policy Perspective From the World Bank's Disease Control Priorities Analyses. Advances in Parasitology 2018; 100: 127-154.
  6. Bundy, D. A. P.; de Silva, N. R.; Horton, S.; Patton, G. C.; Schultz, L.; Jamison, D. T.; Disease Control Priorities-3 Child and Adolescent Health and Development Authors Group. Investment in child and adolescent health and development: key messages from Disease Control Priorities. 3rd Edition. Lancet 2018; 391(10121): 687-699.
  7. Carter, P.; Alifrangis, C.; Cereser, B.; Chandrasinghe, P.; Del Bel Belluz, L.; Herzog, T.; Levitan, J.; Moderau, N.; Schwartzberg, L.; Tabassum, N.; Wen, J.; Krell, J.; Stebbing, J. Does molecular profiling of tumors using the Caris molecular intelligence platform improve outcomes for cancer patients?. Oncotarget 2018; 9(10): 9456-9467. [Correction in Oncotarget. 2018;9(19):15166]
  8. Carter, P.; Alifrangis, C.; Chandrasinghe, P.; Cereser, B.; Del Bel Belluz, L.; Leo, C. A.; Moderau, N.; Tabassum, N.; Warusavitarne, J.; Krell, J. ; Stebbing, J. The benefit of tumor molecular profiling on predicting treatments for colorectal adenocarcinomas. Oncotarget 2018; 9(13): 11371-11376. [Correction in Oncotarget. 2018; 9(19):15165]
  9. Carter, P.; Alifrangis, C.; Cereser, B.; Chandrasinghe, P.; Del Bel Belluz, L.; Moderau, N.; Poyia, F.; Schwartzberg, L. S.; Tabassum, N.; Wen, J.; Krell, J. ; Stebbing, J. Molecular profiling of advanced breast cancer tumors is beneficial in assisting clinical treatment plans.. Oncotarget 2018; 9(25): 12805-12811.
  10. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Commentary: Measuring depression in a non-western war-affected displaced population: measurement equivalence of the Beck Depression Inventory. Frontiers in Psychology 2018; 9: 566.
  11. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Improving mental health access to multi-religious university students in diverse cultures.. Psychiatria Danubina 2018; 30(1): 113.
  12. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Psychopathology among war-affected children and lessons from Sri Lanka on culturally relevant management. Journal of Pediatrics and Womens Healthcare 2018; 1(1): 1006.
  13. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Reincarnation Type Presentations of Children with High-Functioning Autism in Sri Lanka. Explore(NY) 2018; 14(3): 230-233.
  14. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. The use of aripiprazole for tic disorders in children and adolescents and implications for resource limited settings in the developing world. Psychiatry Research 2018; 263: 298.
  15. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Transcultural factors related to depressive psychopathology in Sri Lankan migrants living in Australia. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2018; 64(3): 303-304.
  16. Chandradasa, M.; Hettiarachchi, D.; Fernando, R.; Gunathilake, M.; Wijetunge, S.; Tennakoon, A. A Juvenile sex offender with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical and Nursing Research 2018; 2(1): 13-6.
  17. Chandradasa, M.; Rathnayake, L. C. How the West can help to develop mental health services in resource-limited settings. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2018; 64(6): 610-611.
  18. Chandradasa, M.; Rathnayake, L.C. Social media use of adolescents as a c omponent of the comprehensive mental health assessment. Journal of Pediatrics and Womens Healthcare 2018; 1(2): 1010.
  19. Chandradasa, M.; Rathnayake, L. C. Socio-cultural and neurobiological perspectives of betel nut chewing in schizophrenia. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2018; 37: 38-39.
  20. Chandradasa, M.; Wijesinghe, C.; Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A.; Perera, M. Near-Death experiences in a multi-religious hospital population in Sri Lanka. Journal of Religion and Health 2018; 57(5): 1599-1605.
  21. Chandradasa, M.; Williams, S. High-functioning autism in a Sri Lankan youth with Langer-Giedion syndrome. Psychiatric Genetics 2018; 28(3): 55-57.
  22. Chandrasena, N.; Premaratna, R.; Gunaratna, I. E.; de Silva, N. R. Morbidity management and disability prevention for lymphatic filariasis in Sri Lanka: Current status and future prospects. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2018; 12(5): e0006472.
  23. Chandraratne, N. K.; Fernando, A. D.; Gunawardena, N. Cultural adaptation, translation and validation of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool - Retrospective Version (ICAST-R) for young adults in Sri Lanka. Child Abuse & Neglect 2018; 84: 11-22.
  24. Chandraratne, N. K.; Fernando, A. D.; Gunawardena, N. Physical, sexual and emotional abuse during childhood: Experiences of a sample of Sri Lankan Young adults. Child Abuse & Neglect 2018; 81: 214-224.
  25. Chandrasinghe, P.; Cereser, B.; Moorghen, M.; Al Bakir, I.; Tabassum, N.; Hart, A.; Stebbing, J.; Warusavitarne, J. Role of SMAD proteins in colitis-associated cancer: from known to the unknown. Oncogene 2018; 37(1): 1-7.
  26. Chandrasinghe, P. C. Basics in molecular evolution of colorectal cancer and their implications for the surgeon: is it a 'big-bang' or a 'survival of the toughest'? Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2018; 36(2): 18-21.
  27. Dassanayake, A. S. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Identifying the Disease Burden in Sri Lanka. Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology 2018; 8(1): 69-72.
  28. Dayasiri, M. B. K. C.; Jayamanne, S. F.; Jayasinghe, C. Y. Patterns and outcome of acute poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka. BMC Pediatrics 2018; 18(1): 274.
  29. De Silva, D.; Williamson, K. A.; Dayasiri KC; Suraweera, N.; Quinters, V.; Abeysekara, H.; Wanigasinghe, J.; De Silva, D.; de Silva, H. Gillespie syndrome in a South Asian child: a case report with confirmation of a heterozygous mutation of the ITPR1 gene and review of the clinical and molecular features. BMC Pediatrics 2018; 18(1): 308.
  30. De Silva, N. R. The soil-transmitted helminths in Sri Lanka: a review of the recent literature. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018; 8(2): 60-68.
  31. Devanarayana, N. M.; Rajindrajith, S. Irritable bowel syndrome in children: Current knowledge, challenges and opportunities. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2018; 24(21): 2211-2235.
  32. Dias, T. Minimizing the risks of twin pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018; 40(3): 58-62. [Oration, Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists]
  33. Dissanayake, D.; Patel, H.; Wijesinghe, P. S. Differentiation of human male germ cells from Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells.Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine 2018; 45(2): 75-81.
  34. Ediriweera, D. S.; Diggle, P.J.; Kasturiratne, A.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Gunawardena, N. K.; Jayamanne, S. F.; Isbister, G. K.; Dawson, A.; Lalloo, D. G.; de Silva, H. J. "Evaluating temporal patterns of snakebite in Sri Lanka: the potential for higher snakebite burdens with climate change." International Journal of Epidemiology 2018; 47(6): 2049-2058.
  35. Ediriweera, D. S.; Dilina, N.; Saparamadu, V.; Fernando, I.; Kurukulasuriya, B.; Fernando, D.; Kurera, J. Aspirin is associated with low oral pH levels and antacid helps to increase oral pH. BMC Research Notes 2018; 11(1): 137.
  36. Ediriweera, D. S.; Karunapema, P.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Arnold, M. "Increase in premature mortality due to non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka during the first decade of the twenty-first century." BMC Public Health 2018; 18(1): 584.
  37. Ekanayake, C. D.; Punchihewa, R.; Wijesinghe, P. S. An atypical presentation of an ovarian lymphoma: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018; 12(1): 338.
  38. Feitosa, M.F.; Kraja, A.T.; Chasman, D.I.; Sung, Y.J.; Winkler, T.W.; Ntalla, I.; Guo, X.; Franceschini, N.; Cheng, C.Y.; Sim, X.; Vojinovic, D.; Marten, J.; Musani, S.K.; Li, C.; Bentley, A.R.; Brown, M.R.; Scwander, K.; Richard, M.A.; Noordam, R.; Aschard, H.; Bartz, T.M.; Bielak, L.F.; Dorajoo, R.; Fishaer, V.; Hartwig, F.P.; Horimoto, A.R.V.R.; Lohman, K.K.; Manning, A.K.; Rankinen, T.; Smith, A.V.; Tajiddin, S.M.; Wojczynski, M.K.; Alver, M.; Boissel, M.; Cai, Q.; Campbell, A.; Chai, J.F.; Chen, X.; Divers, J.; Gao, C.; Goel, A.; Hagemeijer, Y.; Harris, S.E.; He, M.; Hsu, F.C.; Jackson, A.U.; Kahonen, M.; Kasturiratne, A.; Komulainen, P.; Kuhnel, B.; Laguzzi, F.; Luan, J.; Matoba, N.; Nolte, I.M.; Padmanabhan, S.; Riaz, M.; Rueedi, R.; Robino, A.; Said, M.A.; Scott, R.A.; Soffer, T.; Stancakova, A.; Takeuchi, F.; Tayo, B.O.; van de Most, P.J.; Varga, T.V.; Vitart, V.; Wang, Y.; Ware, E.B.; Warren, H.R.; Weiss, S.; Wen, W.; Yanek, L.R.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, J.H.; Afaq, S.; Amin, N.; Amini, M.; Arking, D.E.; Aung, T.; Boerwinkle, E.; Borecki, I.; Broecki, I.; Broeckel, U.; Brown, M.; Brumat, M.; Burke, G.L.; Canouil, M.; Chakravarthi, A.; Charumathi, S.; Ida Chen, Y.D.; Connel, J.M.; Correa, A.; de Las Fuentes, L.; de Mutsert, R.; de Silva, H.J.; Deng, X.; Ding, J.; Duan, Q.; Eaton, C.B.; Ehret, G.; Eppinga, R.N.; Evangelou, E.; Faul, J.D.; Felix, S.B.; Forouhi, N.G.; Forrester, T.; Franco, O.H.; Friedlander, Y.; Gandin, I.; Gao, H.; Ghanbari, M.; Gigante, B.; Gu, C.C.; Gu, D.; Hagenaars, S.P.; Halmans, G.; Harris, T.B.; He, J.; Heikkinen, S.; Heng, C.K.; Hirata, M.; Howard, B.V.; Ikram, M.A.; InterAct Consortium; John, U.; Katsuya, T.; Lakka, T.A.; Langefeld, C.D.; Langenberg, C.; Launer, L.J.; Lehne, B.; Lewis, C.E.; Li, Y.; Lin, S.; Lin, U.; Liu, J.; Liu, J.; Loh, M.; Louie, T.; Magi, R.; McKenzie, C.A.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milaneschi, Y.; Milani, L.; mohlke, K.L.; Momozawa, Y.; Nalls, M.A.; Nelson, C.P.; Sotoodehnia, N.; Norris, J.M.; O'Connel, J.R.; Palmer, N.D.; Perls, T.; Pedersen, N.L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P.A.; Poulter, N.; Raffel, L.J.; Raitakari, O.T.; Roll, K.; Rose, L.M.; Rosendaal, F.R.; Rotter, J.I.; Schimidit, C.O.; Schreiner, P.J.; Schupf, N.; Scott, W.R.; Sever, P.S.; Shi, Y.; Sidney, S.; Sims, M.; Sitlani, C.M.; Smith, J.A.; Snieder, H.; Starr, J.M.; Strauch, K.; Stringham, H.M.; Tan, N.Y.Q.; Tang, H.; Taylor, K.D.; Teo, Y.Y.; Tham, Y.C.; Turner, S.C.; Uitterlinden, A.G.; Vollenweider, P.; Waldenberger, M.; Wang, L.; Wang, Y.X.; Wei, W.B.; Williams, C.; Yao, J.; Yuan, J.M.; Zhao, W.; Zonderman, A.B.; Becker, D.M.; Boehnke, M.; Bowden, D.W.; Chambers, J.C.; Deary, I.J.; Esco, T.; Farall, M.; Frankd, P.W.; Freedman, B.I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Jonas, J.B.; Kamatani, Y.; Kato, N.; Kooner, J.S.; Kutalik, Z.; Laakso, M.; Laurie, C.C.; Leander, K.; Lehtimaki, T.; Study, L.C.; Magnusson, P.K.E.; Olderhinkel, A.J.; Penninx, B.W.J.H.; Polasek, O.; Porteous, D.J.; Rauramaa, R.; Ssamani, N.J.; Scott, J.; Shu, X.O.; van der Harst, P.; Wagenknecht, L.E.; Wareham, N.J.; Watkins, H.; Weir, D.R.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Wu, T.; Zheng, W.; Bouchard, C.; Christensen, K.; Evans, M.K.; Gudnason, V.; Horta, B.L.; Kardia, S.L.R.; Liu, Y.; Pereira, A.C.; Psaty, B.M.; Ridker, P.M.; van Dam, R.M.; Gauderman, W.J.; Zhu, X.; Mook-Kanamori, D.O.; Fornage, M.; Rotimi, C.N.; Cupples, L.A.; Kelly, T.N.; Fox, E.R.; Hayward, C.; van Duijn, C.M.; Tai, E.S.; Wong, T.Y.; Kooperberg, C.; Palmas, W.; Rice, K.; Morrison, A.C.; Elliott, P.; Caulfield, M.J.; Munroe, P.B.; Rao, D.C.; Province, M.A.; Levy, D. Novel genetic associations for blood pressure identified via gene-alcohol interaction in up to 570K individuals across multiple ancestries. PloS one. 2018;13(6):e0198166.
  39. Fernando, C. H. K. A.; Mendis, S.; Upasena, A. P.; Costa, Y. J.; Williams, H. S. A. Splenic Syndrome in a Young Man at High Altitude with Undetected Sickle Cell Trait.Journal of Patient Experience 2018; 5(2): 153-155.
  40. Fernando, D.; Wijeyaratne, P.; Wickremasinghe, R.; Abeyasinghe, R. R.; Galappaththy, G. N. L.; Wickremasinghe, R.; Hapugoda, M.; Abeyewickreme, W.; Rodrigo, C. Use of a public-private partnership in malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka; a case study. BMC Health Services Research 2018; 18(1): 202.
  41. Fernando, N.; de Silva, R.; Handunnetti, S. M.; Karunanayake, L.; de Silva, N. L.; de Silva, H. J.; Rajapakse, S.; Premawansa, S. Effect of antimicrobial agents on inflammatory cytokines in acute Leptospirosis.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2018; 62(5): pii: e02312-17.
  42. Fernando, S. D.; Hapugoda, M.; Perera, R.; Saavedra-Rodriguez, K.; Black, W. C. 4th; de Silva, N. K. First report of V1016G and S989P knockdown resistant (kdr) mutations in pyrethroid-resistant Sri Lankan Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Parasites & Vectors 2018; 11(1): 526.
  43. Flöttmann, R.; Kragesteen, B.K.; Geuer, S.; Socha, M.; Allou, L.; Sowinska-Seidler, A.; Bosquillon de Jarcy, L.; Wagner, J.; Jamsheer, A.; Oehl-Jaschkowitz, B.; Wittler, L.; de Silva, D.; Kurth, I.; Maya, I.; Santos-Simarro, F.; Hülsemann, W.; Klopocki, E.; Mountford, R.; Fryer, A.; Borck, G.; Horn, D.; Lapunzina, P.; Wilson, M.; Mascrez, B.; Duboule, D.; Mundlos, S.; Spielmann, M. Noncoding copy-number variations are associated with congenital limb malformation. Genetics in Medicine 2018; 20(6): 599-607.
  44. Galhenage, J. S.; Rupasinghe, J. P. N.; Weerasinghe, W. B. D. D.; Abeywardena, G.S.; Williams, S. S.; Gunasena, B. Anxiety and depression among patients at a tertiary care respiratory clinic in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2018; 9(1): 9-14.
  45. Gibson, C.; Chandratilake, M.; Hull, A. Use of portfolios for assessment of global health residents: qualitative evaluation of design and implementation. Canadian Medical Education Journal 2018; 9(2): e20-e32.
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  114. Suriapperuma, T.; Peiris, R.; Mettananda, C.; Premawardhena, A.; Mettananda, S. Body iron status of children and adolescents with transfusion dependent β-thalassaemia: trends of serum ferritin and associations of optimal body iron control. BMC Research Notes 2018; 11(1): 547.
  115. Suwanwela, N. C.; Chen, C. L. H.; Lee, C.F.; Young, S. H.; Tay, S. S.; Umapathi, T.; Lao, A. Y.; Gan, H. H.; Baroque Ii, A. C.; Navarro, J. C.; Chang, H. M.; Advincula, J. M.; Muengtaweepongsa, S.; Chan, B. P. L. ; Chua, C. L.; Wijekoon, N.; de Silva, H. A.; Hiyadan, J. H. B.; Wong, K. S. L.; Poungvarin, N.; Eow, G. B.; Venketasubramanian, N.; CHIMES-E Study Investigators. Effect of combined treatment with MLC601 (NeuroAiDTM) and rehabilitation on post-stroke recovery: The CHIMES and CHIMES-E Studies. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2018; 46(1-2): 82-88.
  116. Udayanga, L.; Gunathilaka, N.; Iqbal, M. C. M.; Lakmal, K.; Amarasinghe, U. S.; Abeyewickreme, W. Comprehensive evaluation of demographic, socio-economic and other associated risk factors affecting the occurrence of dengue incidence among Colombo and Kandy Districts of Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study. Parasites & Vectors 2018; 11(1): 478.
  117. Udayanga, L.; Gunathilaka, N.; Iqbal, M. C. M.; Najim, M. M. M.; Pahalagedara, K.; Abeyewickreme, W. Empirical optimization of risk thresholds for dengue: an approach towards entomological management of Aedes mosquitoes based on larval indices in the Kandy District of Sri Lanka. Parasites & Vectors 2018; 11(1): 368.
  118. Udayanga, L.; Gunathilaka, N.; Iqbal, M. C. M.; Pahalagedara, K.; Amarasinghe, U. S.; Abeyewickreme, W. Socio-economic, Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAP), household related and demographic based appearance of non-dengue infected individuals in high dengue risk areas of Kandy District, Sri Lanka. BMC Infectious Diseases 2018; 18(1): 88.
  119. Walker, S.; Gibbins, J.; Paes, P.; Barclay, S.; Adams, A.; Chandratilake, M.; Gishen, F.; Lodge, P.; Wee, B. Preparing future doctors for palliative care: views of course organisers.BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2018; 8(3): 299-306.
  120. Webster, R.; Salam, A.; de Silva, H. A.; Selak, V.; Stepien, S.; Rajapakse, S.; Amarasekara, S.; Amarasena, N.; Billot, L.; de Silva, A. P.; Fernando, M.; Guggilla, R.; Jan, S.; Jayawardena, J.; Maulik. P. K.; Mendis, S.; Mendis, S.; Munasinghe, J.; Naik, N.; Prabhakaran, D.; Ranasinghe, G.; Thom, S.; Tisserra, N.; Senaratne, V.; Wijekoon, S.; Wijeyasingam, S.; Rodgers, A.; Patel, A.; TRIUMPH Study Group. Fixed low-dose triple combination antihypertensive medication vs usual care for blood pressure control in patients with mild to moderate hypertension in Sri Lanka: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2018; 320(6): 566-579.
  121. Weerasinghe, M.; Konradsen, F.; Eddleston, M.; Pearson, M.; Jayamanne, S.; Gunnell, D.; Hawton, K.; Agampodi, S. Potential Interventions for Preventing Pesticide Self-Poisoning by Restricting Access Through Vendors in Sri Lanka. Crisis 2018; 39(6): 479-488.
  122. Weerasinghe, M.; Konradsen, F.; Eddleston, M.; Pearson, M.; Jayamanne, S.; Gunnell, D.; Hawton, K.; Agampodi, S. Vendor-based restrictions on pesticide sales to prevent pesticide self-poisoning-a pilot study. BMC Public Health 2018; 18(1): 272.
  123. Wijerathna, T.; Gunathilaka, N.; Gunawardena, K. The Economic Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. BioMed Research International. 2018: 3025185.
  124. Wijesinghe, P. S. Meeting challenges through professional development. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018; 40(1): 2-6. [Presidential Address of Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists]
  125. Wijesooriya, L. I.; Kok, T.; Perera, J.; Tilakarathne, Y.; Sunil-Chandra, N. P. Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA detection and specific antibody class response in patients from two tertiary care hospitals in tropical Sri Lanka. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2018; 67(9): 1232-1242.
  126. Withanage, G. P.; Viswakula, S. D.; Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S.; Hapugoda, M. D. A forecasting model for dengue incidence in the District of Gampaha,Sri Lanka. Parasites & Vectors 2018; 11(1): 262.
  127. Woodhouse, L. J.; Scutt, P.; Hamdy, S.; Smithard, D. G.; Cohen, D. L.; Roffe, C.; Bereczki, D.; Berge, E.; Bladin, C. F.; Caso, V.; Christensen, H. K.; Collins, R.; Czlonkowska, A.; de Silva, A.; Etribi, A.; Laska, A. C.; Ntaios, G.; Ozturk, S.; Phillips, S. J.; Prasad, K.; Szatmari, S.; Sprigg, N.; Bath, P. M. Route of feeding as a proxy for dysphagia after stroke and the effect of Transdermal Glyceryl Trinitrate: Data from the efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke Randomised Controlled Trial. Translational Stroke Research 2018; 9(2): 120-129.
  128. Yahiro, T.; Takaki, M.; Chandrasena, T. G. A. N.; Rajindrajith, S.; Iha, H.; Ahmed, K. Human-porcine reassortant rotavirus generated by multiple reassortment events in a Sri Lankan child with diarrhea. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2018; 65: 170-186.
  129. Zaghiyan,K.; Warusavitarne,J.; Spinelli,A.;Chandrasinghe,P.;Di Candido,F.;Fleshner,P. Technical variations and feasibility of transanal ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease unclassified across continents. Techniques in Coloproctology 2018; 22(11): 867-873.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2017)

  1. Abeysena, C., Strengthening the health system to improve the quality of care and patient safety. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017; 23(2): 55-62. 
  2. Allen, A., Allen, S., Rodrigo, R., Perera, L., Shao, W., Li, C., Wang, D., Oliviery, N., Weatherall, D.J., Premawardena, A., Iron status and anaemia in Sri Lankan secondary school children: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS One 2017; 12(11): e0188110.
  3. Anderson, C.S., Arima, H., Lavados, P., Billot, L., Hackett, M.L., Olavarría, V.V., Muñoz Venturelli, P., Brunser, A., Peng, B., Cui, L., Song, L., Rogers, K., Middleton, S., Lim, J.Y., Forshaw, D., Lightbody, C.E., Woodward, M., Pontes-Neto, O., de Silva, H.A., Lin, R.T., Lee, T.H., Pandian, J.D., Mead, G.E., Robinson, T., Watkins, C., HeadPoST Investigators and Coordinators, Cluster-Randomized, crossover trial of head positioning in acute stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2017; 376(25): 2437-2447.
  4. Binosha, F.W.M.A.D., Somaratne, G., Williams, S., Goozee, K.G., Singh, H., Martins, R.N., Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: Can tea phytochemicals play a role in prevention? Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2017; 59(2):481-501.
  5. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S., Siriwardana, R. C., Liyanage, C. A. H., Acute portal vein thrombosis leading to small bowel stricture. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(3): 14-15. 
  6. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S., Tillakaratne, M. S. B., Gunetilleke, M. B., Siriwardana, R. C., Pancreatico-duodenectomy with long segment portal vein resection and reconstruction with left renal vein autologous graft. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 34-35. 
  7. Caleyachetty, R., Thomas, G.N., Toulis, K.A., Mohammed, N., Gokhale, K.M., Balachandran, K., Nirantharakumar, K., Metabolically healthy obese and incident cardiovascular disease events among 3.5 million men and women. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2017; 70(12): 1429-1437.
  8. Carter P, Alifrangis C, Cereser B, Chandrasinghe P, Belluz LD, Fotopoulou C, Frilling A, Herzog T, Moderau N, Tabassum N, Krell J. Assessing tumor molecular profiling to guide treatments for patients with advanced female genital tract malignancy. Oncotarget. 2017; 9(5): 6007-6014. (Correction in :Oncotarget. 2018; 9(19):15164)
  9. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., de Silva, S., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Topiramate's effectiveness on weight reduction in overweight/obese persons with schizophrenia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 435.
  10. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Fluoxetine induced severe oral ulceration in a 13-Year-old girl. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2017; 27(5): 469-470.
  11. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Hettiarachchi, D., Wijetunge, S., Mendis, J., Serious bodily harm related to obsessions from Sri Lanka. Psychiatria Danubina 2017; 29(1): 81-83.
  12. Chandradasa, M.; Champika, L. Racism toward Mental Health Workers. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 2017; 55[11): 5.
  13. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Zoophilia in an adolescent with high-functioning autism from Sri Lanka. Australasian Psychiatry 2017; 25(5): 486-488.
  14. Chandradasa, M., Hettiarachchi, D., Rohanachandra, Y., Wijetunge, S., A One year follow up study of persistent motor tic disorder treated with risperidone in a children's hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(2): 133-138. 
  15. Chandradasa, M., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Child and youth mental health in postwar Sri Lanka. British Journal of Psychiatry International 2017; 14(2): 37. 
  16. Chandradasa, M., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Unusual sexual behaviour associated with female depression. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(1): 1-2. 
  17. Chandradasa, M., Rodrigo, A., Internet gaming disorder among adolescents. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2017; 84(8): 651-652.
  18. Chandradasa, M., Rohanachandra, Y., Dahanayake, D., Hettiarachchi, D., Gunathilake, M., Fernando, R., Wijetunge, S., A Comparative study on medical comorbidities among children with autism spectrum disorder and controls in a children's hospital. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(3): 262-266. 
  19. Chandrasinghe, P., Stebbing, J., Warusavitarne, J., The MACC1-SPON2 axis: a new biomarker and therapeutic target in colorectal cancer. Oncogene. 2017; 36(11): 1474-1475.
  20. Chandrasinghe, P., Strouhal, R., Srinivasaiah, N., Alex Leo, C., Samaranayake, S., Warusavitarne, J., Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): review of technique and initial experience. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 3-7. 
  21. Chandrasinghe, P.C., Ediriweera, D.S., Hewavisenthi, J., Kumarage, S.K., Fernando, F.R., Deen, K.I., Colorectal cancer burden and trends in a South Asian cohort: experience from a regional tertiary care center in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 535.
  22. Chandrasinghe, P.C., Ediriweera, D.S., Nazar, T., Kumarage, S., Hewavisenthi, J., Deen, K.I., Overall survival of elderly patients having surgery for colorectal cancer is comparable to younger patients: Results from a South Asian population. Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2017; 2017:9670512. 
  23. Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Vargas-Prada, S., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M.M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Sarquis, L.M., Marziale, M.H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Harris, E.C., Serra, C., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Freimann, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., Vega, E.J., Epidemiological differences between localized and nonlocalized low back pain. Spine(Phila.Pa 1976) 2017; 42(10): 740-747.
  24. D'Antonio, F., Thilaganathan, B., Dias, T., Khalil, A., Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK), The Influence of chorionicity and gestational age at single fetal loss on the risk of preterm birth in twin pregnancies: analysis of the STORK multiple pregnancy cohort. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017;50(6): 723-727
  25. Dayasiri, K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Patterns of acute poisoning with pesticides in the paediatric age group. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017; 10(1): 22
  26. Dayasiri, M.B., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Plant poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:6187487.
  27. Dayasiri, M.B.K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Risk factors for acute unintentional poisoning among children aged 1-5 years in the rural community of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:4375987 
  28. Dayasiri, M.B.K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Kerosene Oil Poisoning among Children in Rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:8798610
  29. de Silva, G., Somaratne, V., Senaratne, S., Vipuladasa, M., Wickremasinghe, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Ranasinghe, S., Efficacy of a new rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. PLoS One 2017; 12(11): e0187024.
  30. Denipitiya, D.T., Chandrasekharan, N.V., Abeyewickreme, W., Hartskeerl, R.A., Hapugoda, M.D., Identification of cattle, buffaloes and rodents as reservoir animals of Leptospira in the district of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 134.
  31. Dias, T., Chandrasiri, D., Abeykoon, S., Gunawardena, C, Pragasan, G., Padeniya, T., Pathmeswaran, A., Comparison of ultrasound fetal biometry of singleton fetuses with a reference chart in pregnant women with normal nutritional and health status. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(1): 47-56.
  32. Dias, T., Patabendige, M., Herath, R.P., Garvik, T. I., Liland, F., Arulkumaran, S., Blood flow changes in pelvic vessels associated with the application of an abdominal compression belt in healthy postpartum women. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(4): 228-232.
  33. Dissanayake, D.M.C.D., Fernando, R., Munasinge, B.N.L., Thilakarathne, S.B., Pinto, D.P., Uragoda, U.A., Pre and post operative assessment of voice changes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(2): 115-116.
  34. Dissanayake, K.P., Wanniarachchi, D.P., Ranawaka, U.K., Case report of hypnic headache: a rare headache disorder with nocturnal symptoms. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 318.
  35. Ediriweera, D.S., Dilina, N., Perera, U., Flores, F., Samita, S., Risk of low birth weight on adulthood hypertension - evidence from a tertiary care hospital in a South Asian country, Sri Lanka: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2017; 17(1): 358.
  36. Ediriweera, D.S., Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Gunawardena, N.K., Jayamanne, S.F., Lalloo, D.G., de Silva, H.J., Health seeking behavior following snakebites in Sri Lanka: Results of an island wide community based survey. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2017; 11(11): e0006073.
  37. Ekanayake, C., Pathmeswaran, A., Kularatna, S., Herath, R., Wijesinghe, P., Cost evaluation, quality of life and pelvic organ function of three approaches to hysterectomy for benign uterine conditions: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 565.
  38. Ekanayake, C.D., Pathmeswaran, A., Herath, R.P., Perera, H.S., Patabendige, M., Wijesinghe, P.S., Validation of the international consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Vaginal Symptoms (ICIQ-VS) in two South-Asian languages. International Urogynecology Journal 2017; 28(12): 1849-1855.
  39. Ekanayake, C.D., Pathmeswaran, A., Nishad, A.A., Samaranayake, K.U., Wijesinghe, P.S., Translation and validation of ICIQ-FLUTS for Tamil-speaking women. International Urogynecology Journal 2017; 28(12):1875-1881.
  40. Fernando, M.M., Luke, W.A., Miththinda, J.K., Wickramasinghe, R.D., Sebastiampillai, B.S., Gunathilake, M.P., Silva, F.H., Premaratne, R., Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing organisms causing urinary tract infections in Sri Lanka and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern-A hospital based cross sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(1): 138.
  41. Fernando, M.P., Perera, P.J., Muthukumarana, O.J., Uyangoda, K. Hypocalcaemia leading to supra ventricular tachycardia in a three-month old Sri Lankan infant with vitamin D deficient rickets: a case report. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62(4):242-43.
  42. Fernando, R., Global trends and equitable care in endocrine surgery. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 1-2. 
  43. Fernando, R.R., Myths and fallacies in thyroid disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(1): 1-4.
  44. Fernando, S.D., Booso, R., Dharmawardena, P., Harintheran, A., Raviraj, K., Rodrigo., C., Danansuriya, M., Wickremasinghe, R., The need for preventive and curative services for malaria when the military is deployed in endemic overseas territories: a case study and lessons learned. Military Medical Research 2017; 4: 19.
  45. Galhena, P.B., Samarakoon, S.S.R., Thabrew, M.I., Paul, S.F.D., Mani, C., Protective effect of a polyherbal aqueous extract comprised of Nigella sativa (Seeds), Hemidesmus indicus (Roots), and Smilax glabra (Rhizome) on Bleomycin induced cytogenetic damage in human lymphocytes. Biomed Research International 2017; 2017:1856713.
  46. Gamage, A., Abeysena, C., DAG: method for causal modelling in epidemiological research.Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017;23(4):131–134.
  47. Gamage, A.U., Jayawardana, P.L., Knowledge of non-communicable diseases and practices related to healthy lifestyles among adolescents, in state schools of a selected educational division in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health 2017; 18(1): 64.
  48. Gangahawatte, S., Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Kitulwatte, I.D.G., A man with ischemic heart disease after consuming alcohol found collapsed while eating: a café coronary and intoxication. Which cause preceded the others? Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2017; 8(1): 4–7.
  49. Gunathilaka, M.L., Niriella, M.A., Luke, N.V., Piyarathna, C.L., Siriwardena, R.C., de Silva, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Possible gasoline-induced chronic liver injury due to occupational malpractice in a motor mechanic: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017; 11(1): 179.
  50. Gunathilaka, N., Illustrated key to the adult female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes of Sri Lanka. Applied Entomology and Zoology 2017; 52(1): 69-77.
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  137. Wijesooriya, W. R. P. L. I. , Herath, Y. B., Sugandhi, R. A. I., Weerawardhana, A., Ediriweera, D. S., Antibiotic sensitivity pattern for non-beta lactam antibiotics and carbapenems in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing uropathogens versus non-ESBL producing uropathogens. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017; 7(2): 92-99. 
  138. Wijesooriya, W.R.P.L.I., Kotsanas, D.N., Korman, T.M., Graham, M., Teicoplanin non-susceptible coagulase-negative staphylococci in a large Australian healthcare network: Implications for treatment with vancomycin. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017; 7(1): 10-17. 
  139. Wray, K., Allen, A., Evans, E., Fisher, C., Premawardhena, A., Perera, L., Rodrigo, R., Goonathilaka, G., Ramees, L., Webster, C., Armitage, A.E., Prentice, A.M., Weatherall, D.J., Drakesmith, H., Pasricha, S.R., Hepcidin detects iron deficiency in Sri Lankan adolescents with a high burden of hemoglobinopathy: A diagnostic test accuracy study. American Journal of Hematology 2017; 92(2): 196-203.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2016)

  1. Abeysena, C., Gift authorships and research awards. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2016; 22(1): 2-4.
  2. Abeysena, H.T.C.S., Jayawardana, P.L., Peiris, M.U.P.K., Rodrigo, A., Validity of the Sinhala version of the General Health Questionnaires item 12 and 30: using different sampling strategies and scoring methods. International Journal of Medical Research Professionals 2016; 2(5): 180-87.

  3. Abeysuriya, V., Kumarage, S.K., Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Morphological variations of cystic artery in triangle of calot in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: experience in tertiary care surgical unit in South Asian country. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 18-19

  4. Adhihetty, D., Kitulwatte, N.C., Hathagoda, K.L.W., Weeraratne, C.T., de Silva, S., Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Outcome of children transported for pediatric intensive care to a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016; 45(2):103-106.

  5. Amarasiri, D.L., Pathmeswaran, A., Dassanayake, A.S., de Silva, A.P., Adikari, M.D.B., Sanjeewa, P.A.B., Jayaratne, A., de Silva, H.J., The Prevalence of upper respiratory symptoms in a cohort of adults presenting with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(2):63-67.

  6. Arya, S., Xue, S., Embuldeniya, A., Narammalage, H., da Silva, T., Williams, S., Avindran, A., Coping strategies used by traumatic spinal cord injury patients in Sri Lanka: a focus group study. Disability and Rehabilitation 2016; 38(20):2008-15.

  7. Attidiya,D.S.R., Wickramasinghe, A., Balasuriya,A., Ediriweera,E.P.D.S., Manuelpillai, S., Williams, S., Post war psychological morbidity among internally displaced, married females in Northern Sri Lanka. Journal of Trauma Treatment 2016; 5(3): 327.

  8. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Amarasuriya, M., Wijelakshman, P., Bandara, S., Ranaweera, T., Fernando, L., A Comparative study of subjective experiences related to driving among outpatient psychotropic users and controls in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(1): 23-25.

  9. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Gunathillaka, K.,Mendis, J., Association of duration of untreated psychosis and functional level, in first episode of schizophrenia attendingan outpatient clinic in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E33:1-E33:6.

  10. Chandradasa, M., Rowel, M., Champika, L., Williams, S., Prolonged delirium in a tertiary care psychiatry unit in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E28:1-E28:5.

  11. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Rajapakse, T. N., Association of family history of bipolar disorder with risk of violence in inpatient mania: a cohort study. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 12-15.

  12. Chandrasena, N., Herath, R., Rupasinghe, N., Samarasinghe, B., Samaranayake, H., Kastuririratne, A., de Silva, N.R., Toxoplasmosis awareness, seroprevalence and risk behavior among pregnant women in the Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. Pathogens and Global Health 2016; 110(2):62-67.

  13. Chandrasena, T.G.A.N., Premaratna, R., Samarasekera, D.S., de Silva, N.R., Surveillance for transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Colombo and Gampaha districts of Sri Lanka following mass drug administration. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016; 110(10):620-22.

  14. Chandratilake, M.N., Professionalism in Medicine; the transition of a movable feast and its implications for clinical and educational practices. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E31:1-E31:8. PGIM Oration 2016

  15. Chen, C., Homma, A., Mok, V.C., Krishnamoorthy, E., Alladi, S., Meguro, K., Abe, K., Dominguez, J., Marasigan, S., Kandiah, N., Kim, S.Y., Lee, D.Y., de Silva, H.A., Yang, Y.H., Pai, M.C., Senanarong, V., Dash, A., Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease: current status in the Asia-Pacific region. Journal of Internal Medicine 2016; 280(4):359-74.

  16. de Silva, A.P., Niriella, M.A., Nandamuni, Y., Nanayakkara, S.D., Perera, K.R.P., Kodisinghe, S.K., Subasinghe, K.C.E., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, H.J., Effect of audio and visual distraction on patients undergoing colonoscopy: a randomized controlled study. Endoscopy International Open 2016; 4(11): E1211-E1214.

  17. de Silva, H.A., Ryan, N.M., de Silva, H.J., Adverse reactions to snake antivenom, and their prevention and treatment. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2016; 81(3):446-52.

  18. Deen, K.I., Silva, H., Deen, R., Chandrasinghe, P.C., Colorectal cancer in the young, many questions, few answers. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2016; 8(6):481-488.

  19. Denipitiya, D.T.H, Chandrasekharan, N.V., Abeyewickreme, W., Hartskeerl, C.M., Hartskeerl, R.A., Jiffrey, A.M., Hapugoda, M.D., Application of a real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay for the early diagnosis of human leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Biologicals 2016; 44(6):497-502.

  20. Denipitiya, D.T.H., Chandrasekharan, V., Abeyewickreme, W., Viswakula, S., Hapugoda, M., Spatial and seasonal analysis of human leptospirosis in the District of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 6(2): 83-93.

  21. Devanarayana, N.M., Rajindrajith, S., Benninga, M.A., Abdominal migraine in children: association between gastric motility parameters and clinical characteristics. BMC Gastroenterology 2016; 16(1):26.

  22. Dias, T., Small for gestational age: towards standards of our own. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016; 38(3): 44-48. Dr Siva Chinnatamby Oration 2016

  23. Dias, T., Abeykoon, S., Kumarasiri, S., Gunawardena, C., Pragasan, G., Padeniya, T., Pathmeswaran, A., Symphysis-pubis fundal height charts to assess fetal size in women with a normal body mass index. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(3): 106-112.

  24. Dissanayake, D.D.M.C., Fernando, R.F., Dissanayake, I.J., Lateral approach to Thyroid (LATT): A good technique for re-operative thyroid surgery. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2016; 8(2): 141-142.

  25. Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Gunawardena, N.K., Wijayawickrama, B.A., Jayamanne, S.F., Isbister, G.K., Dawson, A., Giorgi, E., Diggle, P.J., Lalloo, D.G., de Silva, H.J., Mapping the risk of snakebite in Sri Lanka - A national survey with geospatial analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(7): e0004813.

  26. Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Kumarage, S., Deen, K.I., Comparison of hazard of death following surgery for colon versus rectal cancer. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(2):52-55.

  27. Ekanayake, C.D., Wijesinghe, P.S., Herath, R., Puliyadda, N., Nishad, N., Comparison of metformin versus other treatment modalities in gestational diabetes mellitus. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research 2016; 3(3):51-55. *

  28. Faleel, F.D.M., de Zoysa, M.I.M, Lokuhetti, M.D.S., Gunawardena, Y.I.N.S., Chandrasekharan, V.N., Dassanayake, R.S., Modified mismatch polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism detected mutations in codon 12 and 13 of exon 2 of K-ras gene in colorectal cancer patients and its association with liver metastases: Data from a South Asian country. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2016; 2(4): 1272-1277.

  29. Fenwick, A.L., Kliszczak, M., Cooper, F., Murray, J., Sanchez-Pulido, L., Twigg, S.R., Goriely, A., McGowan, S.J., Miller, K.A., Taylor, I.B., Logan, C., Bozdogan, S., Danda, S., Dixon, J., Elsayed, S.M., Elsobky, E., Gardham, A., Hoffer, M.J., Koopmans, M., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., Santen, G.W., Savarirayan, R., de Silva, D., Vanakker, O., Wall, S.A., Wilson, L.C., Yuregir, O.O., Zackai, E.H., Ponting, C.P., Jackson, A.P., Wilkie, A., Niedzwiedz, W., Bicknell, L.S., Mutations in CDC45, encoding an essential component of the pre-initiation complex, cause Meier-Gorlin Syndrome and Craniosynostosis. American Journal of Human Genetics 2016; 99(1):125-38.

  30. Fernando, N., Wickremesinghe, S., Niloofa, R., Rodrigo, C., Karunanayake, L., de Silva, H.J., Wickremesinghe, A.R., Premawansa, S., Rajapakse, S., Handunnetti, S.M., Protein carbonyl as a biomarker of oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis, and its usefulness in differentiating leptospirosis from dengue infections. PLoS One 2016; 11(6): e0156085.

  31. Fernando, S.D., Dharmawardana, P., Epasinghe, G., Senanayake, N., Rodrigo, C., Premaratne, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Contribution of the private sector healthcare service providers to malaria diagnosis in a prevention of re-introduction setting. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 504.

  32. Gunathilaka, N., Abeyewickreme, W., Hapugoda, M., Wickremasinghe, R., Determination of demographic, epidemiological, and socio-economic determinants and their potential impact on malaria transmission in Mannar and Trincomalee districts of Sri Lanka. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 330.

  33. Gunathilaka, N., Denipitiya, T., Hapugoda, M., Abeyewickreme, W., Wickremasinghe, R., Determination of the foraging behaviour and blood meal source of malaria vector mosquitoes in Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka using a multiplex real time Polymerase Chain Reaction assay. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 242.

  34. Gunathilaka, P.A.D.H.N., Hapugoda, M.D., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Abeyewickreme, W., Composition of Malaria vectors and diversity of Anopheline breeding habitats in the district of Mannar, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Environment Management Planning 2016; 1: 40-50.

  35. Haghighi, A., Kavehmanesh, Z., Haghighi, A., Salehzadeh, F., Santos-Simarro, F., Van Maldergem, L., Cimbalistiene, L., Collins, F., Chopra, M., Al-Sinani, S., Dastmalchian, S., de Silva, D. C., Bakhti, H., Garg, A., Hilbert, P., Congenital generalized lipodystrophy: identification of novel variants and expansion of clinical spectrum. Clinical Genetics 2016; 89(4): 431-44.

  36. Harshani, S.R.A.P., Abeysena, C., Selected non-communicable diseases and risk conditions among fishermen in divisional secretariat division of Kalpitiya. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2016; 22(1): 20-29.

  37. Hasan, R., Abeysuriya, V., Hewavisenthi, J., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Histological analysis of chronic inflammatory patterns in the gall bladder. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 2016; 5(9) Ver.IV: 60-63.

  38. Hasan, R., Abeysuriya, V., Nawarathne, N.M.M., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Experience on endoscopic management of Iatrogenic bile duct injuries following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 20-23.

  39. Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S, Implications of prolactin abnormalities on the male reproductive tract and male factor infertility. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 32-33.

  40. Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., The Effects of abnormal prolactin levels on semen parameters on male white rats. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(10): 26-28.

  41. Hettiarachchi, P., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Frost, G.S., Deen, K.I., Pathirana, A.A., Murphy, K.G., Jayaratne, S.D., Resection of the large bowel suppresses hunger and food intake and modulates gastrointestinal fermentation. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2016; 24(8): 1723-30.

  42. Hettiarachchi, S., The Effectiveness of colourful semantics on narrative skills in children with intellectual disabilities in Sri Lanka. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 2016; 20(1): 18-33.
  43. Ilayperuma, I., Nanayakkara, B.G., Hasan, R., Uluwitiya, S.M., Palahepitiya, K.N., Coracobrachialis muscle: morphology, morphometry and gender differences. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 2016; 38(3):335-40.

  44. Illesinghe, V.J., Nazeer, I., Athauda, L., Perera, J., Role models and teachers: medical students perception of teaching-learning methods in clinical settings, a qualitative study from Sri Lanka. BMC Medical Education 2016; 16:52

  45. Jafar, T.H., de Silva, A., Naheed, A., Jehan, I., Liang, F., Assam, P.N., Legido-Quigley, H., Finkelstein, E.A., Ebrahim, S., Wickremasinghe, R., Alam, D., Khan, A.H., COBRA-BPS Study Group, Control of blood pressure and risk attenuation: a public health intervention in rural Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka: feasibility trial results. Journal of Hypertension 2016; 34(9): 1872-81.

  46. Jayakody, W.C.J.K., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickramasuriya, C.D., Management of patients with sexually transmitted infections by general practitioners in the district of Gampaha. Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine 2016; 2: 9-13.

  47. Jayatilleke, S.K., Patabendige, G., Dassanayake, M., Karunaratne, G.K.D., Perera, J., Perera, R.R.D.P, Wijesooriya, W.R.P.L.I., Sunil Chandra, N.P., Kottahachchi, J., Athukorala, D., Dissanayake, T., Analysis of urine culture isolates from seven laboratories of Sri Lanka: National laboratory based surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2014. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 6(1): 17-24.

  48. Kapugama, K.G.C.L., Obadaarachchi, L.N., Ruwanpriya, B.V.S., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Depression presenting with genital symptoms - a series of unusual case histories. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 23-25.

  49. Kim, Y.J., Park, S., Premaratna, R., Selvaraj, S., Park, S.J., Kim, S., Kim, D., Kim, M.S., Shin, D.H., Choi, K.C., Kwon, S.H., Seo, W., Lee, N.T., Kim, S.H., Kang, H.K., Kim, Y.W., Clinical evaluation of rapid diagnostic test kit for Scrub Typhus with improved performance. Journal of Korean Medical Science 2016; 31(8): 1190-6.

  50. Krishnan, K., Scutt, P., Woodhouse, L., Adami, A., Becker, J.L., Berge, E., Cala, L.A., Casado, A.M., Caso, V., Chen, C., Christensen, H., Collins, R., Czlonkowska, A., Dineen, R.A., Gommans, J., Koumellis, P., Lees, K.R., Ntaios, G., Ozturk, S., Phillips, S.J., Pocock, S.J., de Silva, A., Sprigg, N., Szatmari, S., Wardlaw, J.M., Bath, P.M., Glyceryl Trinitrate for acute intracerebral hemorrhage: Results from the Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke (ENOS) Trial, a subgroup analysis. Stroke 2016; 47(1): 44-52.

  51. Kumarasena, R.S., Niriella, M.A., Ranawaka, C.K., Miththinda, J.K.N.D., de Silva, A.P., Dassanayaka, A.S., de Silva, H.J., Predicting acute liver failure in dengue infection. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(1): 35-36.

  52. Lamb, T., Selvarajah, L.R., Mohamed, F., Jayamanne, S., Gawarammana, I., Mostafa, A., Buckley, N.A., Roberts, M.S., Eddleston, M., High lethality and minimal variation after acute self-poisoning with carbamate insecticides in Sri Lanka - implications for global suicide prevention. Clinical Toxicology(Phila) 2016; 54(8): 624-31.

  53. Liyanage, N., Rodrigo, A., Media portrayal of child abuse in Sri Lanka and the impact of two incidents of child abuse on media coverage. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 3-7.

  54. Liyanage, S.K., Mahendra, B.A.G.G., Ratnayake, R.M.U.S., Hewavisenthi, S.J., A Retrospective study on perinatal post-mortems. Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies 2016; 5: 1-6.

  55. Luke, N.V., Wickramasinghe, S.S., Ranawaka, U.K., Recurrent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a patient with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: A case report. International Journal of Case Reports and Images 2016; 7(11): 706-709.

  56. Mettananda, S., Gibbons, R.J., Higgs, D.R., Understanding α-globin gene regulation and implications for the treatment of ß-thalassemia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2016; 1368(1):16-24

  57. Mohamed, F., Endre, Z.H., Pickering, J.W., Jayamanne, S., Palangasinghe, C., Shahmy, S., Chathuranga, U., Wijerathne, T., Shihana, F., Gawarammana, I., Buckley, N.A., Mechanism-specific injury biomarkers predict nephrotoxicity early following glyphosate surfactant herbicide (GPSH) poisoning. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258: 1-10.

  58. Muñoz Venturelli, P., Robinson, T., Lavados, P.M., Olavarría, V.V., Arima, H., Billot, L., Hackett, M.L., Lim, J.Y., Middleton, S., Pontes-Neto, O., Peng, B., Cui, L., Song, L., Mead, G., Watkins, C., Lin, R.T., Lee, T.H., Pandian, J., de Silva, H.A., Anderson, C.S., HeadPoST Investigators, Regional variation in acute stroke care organisation. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2016; 371: 126-130.

  59. Ng, S.C., Zeng, Z., Niewiadomski, O., Tang, W., Bell, S., Kamm, M. A., Hu, P., de Silva, H. J., Niriella, M. A., Udara, W. Y., Ong, D., Ling, K.L., Ooi, C.J., Hilmi, I., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Wang, Y. F., Wu, K., Wang, X., Pisespongsa, P., Manatsathit, S., Aniwan, S., Limsrivilai, J., Gunawan, J., Simadibrata, M., Abdullah, M., Tsang, S. W., Lo, F. H., Hui, A., Chow, C. M., Yu, H.H., Li, M. F., Ng, K.K., Ching, J. Y., Chan, V., Wu, J. C., Chan, F. K., Chen, M., Sung, J. J., Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study (ACCESS) Group, Early course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a population-based inception cohort study from 8 countries in Asia and Australia. Gastroenterology 2016; 150(1): 86-95.e3.

  60. Ngwe Tun, M.M., Inoue, S., Thant, K.Z., Talemaitoga, N., Aryati, A., Dimaano, E.M., Matias, R.R., Buerano, C.C., Natividad, F.F., Abeyewickreme, W., Thuy, N.T., Mai, L.T., Hasebe, F., Hayasaka, D., Morita, K., Retrospective seroepidemiological study of Chikungunya infection in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Epidemiology and Infection 2016; 144(11): 2268-75.

  61. Niriella, M.A., Kodisinghe, S.K., de Silva, A.P., Hewavisenthi, J., de Silva, H.J., Intestinal tuberculosis masquerading as difficult to treat Crohn disease: a case report. BMC Research Notes 2016; 9(1): 417.

  62. Niriella, M.A., Kumarasena, R.S., Dassanayake, A.S., Pathirana, A., de Silva, H.J., Worsening cholestasis and possible cefuroxime-induced liver injury following "successful" therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for a distal common bile duct stone: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2016; 10(1): 371.

  63. Ooi, C. J., Hilmi, I., Makharia, G. K., Gibson, P. R., Fock, K. M., Ahuja, V., Ling, K. L., Lim, W. C., Thia, K. T., Wei, S. C., Leung, W. K., Koh, P. K., Gearry, R. B., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Sollano, J., Manatsathit, S., de Silva, H. J., Rerknimitr, R., Pisespongsa, P., Abu Hassan, M. R., Sung, J., Hibi, T., Boey, C. C., Moran, N., Leong, R. W., Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Asia Pacific Consensus Statements on Crohn's Disease Part 1: definition, diagnosis and epidemiology (Asia Pacific Crohn’s Disease Consensus Part 1). Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016; 31(1):45-55.

  64. Ooi, C. J., Hilmi, I., Makharia, G. K., Gibson, P. R., Fock, K. M., Ahuja, V., Ling, K. L., Lim, W. C., Thia, K. T., Wei, S. C., Leung, W. K., Koh, P. K., Gearry, R. B., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Sollano, J., Manatsathit, S., de Silva, H. J., Rerknimitr, R., Pisespongsa, P., Abu Hassan, M. R., Sung, J., Hibi, T., Boey, C. C., Moran, N., Leong, R. W., Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Asia Pacific Consensus Statements on Crohn's Disease Part 2: Management. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016; 31(1):56-68.

  65. Paranitharan, P., Hulathduwa, S.R., A Current need for modern instruments in forensic pathology: a way forward. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2016; 7(2): 3-5.

  66. Perera, P.J., Child with Trisomy 13, inherited from paternal translocation, rob(13;14)(q12.1;q11.2). Indian Journal of Applied Research 2016; 6(12): 699.

  67. Perera, P.J., Fernanado, M.D., Socio-economic impact on Sri Lankan families managing a child with cerebral palsy. Indian Journal of Applied Research 2016; 6(11): 171-173.

  68. Perera, W.N.S., Mahendra, B.A.G.G., A Sudden death following cardiomyopathy in a child. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2016; 7(2): 6-10.

  69. Perumal, A.N., Gunawardene, Y.I.N.S., Dassanayake, R.S., Setaria digitata in advancing our knowledge of human lymphatic filariasis. Journal of Helminthology 2016; 90(2): 129-38.

  70. Piyarathna, T.A.C.L., Niriella, M.A., de Silva, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Duodenal xanthelasmata-(Picture Story). Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(4): 191.

  71. Rajapakse, S., Fernando, N., Niloofa, M.J.R., de Silva, H.J., Karunanayake, L., Premawansa, S., Handunnetti, S.M., Leptospirosis: challenges in diagnosis, and predictors of severity. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016; 47(2): 60-69. EV Pieris Oration

  72. Rajapakse, S., Weeratunga, P., Niloofa, R., Fernando, N., de Silva, N.L., Rodrigo, C., Maduranga, S., Nandasiri, N., Premawansa, S.,Karunanayake, L., de Silva, H.J., Handunnetti, S., A Diagnostic scoring model for leptospirosis in resource limited settings. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(6): e0004513.

  73. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Constipation in children: New developments. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016; 45(2):63-71.

  74. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Benninga, M.A., Faecal incontinence in adolescents is associated with child abuse, somatisation and poor health related Quality of Life. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2016; 62(5):698-703.

  75. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Perera, B.J.C., Benninga, M.A., Childhood constipation as an emerging public health problem. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2016; 22(30): 6864-6875

  76. Ramanayake, R.P., Dilanka, G.V., Premasiri, L.W., Palliative care; role of family physicians. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 2016; 5(2): 234-237.

  77. Ranawaka, U.K., de Silva, H., Balasuriya, J., Puvanendiran, S., Jayasekara, B., Wijesekera, J.C., Stroke awareness in a Sri Lankan community Introduction. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016; 47(1): 31-35.

  78. Ranawaka, U.K., Wijekoon, C.N., Pathmeswaran, A., Kasturiratne, A., Gunasekera, D., Chackrewarthy, S., Kato, N., Wickramasinghe, A.R., Risk estimates of cardiovascular diseases in a Sri Lankan community. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(1): 11-17.

  79. Rashwan, N., Bourguinat, C., Keller, K., Gunawardena, N.K., de Silva, N., Prichard, R., Isothermal diagnostic assays for monitoring single nucleotide polymorphisms in Necator americanus associated with Benzimidazole drug resistance. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(12): e0005113.

  80. Rohanachandra, Y.M., Chandradasa, W.M.M.L., Hettiarachchi, D.B., Fernando, W.K.T.R., Gunathilake, I.A.G.M.P., Wijetunge, G.S., Clinical presentation and comorbidities of obsessive compulsive disorders in children and adolescents presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 16-19.

  81. Sagner, M., Arena, R., McNeil, A., Brahmam, G.N., Hills, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Karunapema, R.P., Wijeyaratne, C.N., Arambepola, C., Puska, P., Creating a pro-active health care system to combat chronic diseases in Sri Lanka: the central role of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy 2016; 14(10): 1107-1117.

  82. Sarquis, L.M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Vargas-Prada, S., Bonzini, M,, Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M.M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M.H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Harris, E.C., Serra, C., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Tiina, Freimann, Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., Salazar Vega, E.J., Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: a comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries. Pain 2016; 157(5): 1028-36.

  83. Sasikumar, S., Wijayarathna, K.S.N., Karunaratne, K.A.M.S., Gobi, U., Pathmeswaran, A., Abeygunasekera, A.M., Pathological characteristics of primary bladder carcinoma treated at a tertiary care hospital and changing demographics of bladder cancer in Sri Lanka. Advances in Urology 2016; 2016: 5751647.

  84. Shanmugam, N.P., Narasimhan, G., Rajindrajith, S., Living with biliary atresia: From Kasai portoenterostomy to liver transplantation. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016; 45(2): 116-122.

  85. Sigera, S., Perera, J., Rasarathinam, J., Samaranayake, D., Ediriweera, D., Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis specific Immunoglobulin G antibody levels among asymptomatic individuals aged 4 to 24 years: a descriptive cross sectional study from Sri Lanka. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015; 16(1): 729.

  86. Siriwardana, R.C., Niriella, M.A., Dassanayake, A.S., Liyanage, C.A.H., Gunetilleke, B., de Silva, H.J., Recurrence of graft steatosis after liver transplantation for cryptogenic cirrhosis in recently commenced liver transplant program. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2016; 35(3): 222-4.

  87. Siriwardana, R.C., Bandara, L.M.P.M., Atulugama, N., Gunathilke, M.B., Ekanayake, C.S., Short and medium term glycaemic control after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2016; 34(4): 11-15.

  88. Subasinghe,S.K.C.E., Nandimuni, Y., Ranasinghe, S., Niriella, M.A., Miththinda, J.K.N.D., Dassanayake, A., de Silva, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Association between road accidents and low-grade hepatic encephalopathy among Sri Lankan drivers with cirrhosis: a prospective case control study. BMC Research Notes 2016; 9(1): 303.

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  91. Vargas-Prada, S., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M.M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Sarquis, L.M., Marziale, M.H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Harris, E.C., Serra, C., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Freimann, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., Vega, E.J., Descriptive epidemiology of somatising tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study. PLoS One 2016; 11(4): e0153748.

  92. Walker, S., Gibbins, J., Barclay, S., Adams, A., Paes, P., Chandratilake, M., Gishen, F., Lodge, P., Wee, B., Progress and divergence in palliative care education for medical students: A comparative survey of UK course structure, content, delivery, contact with patients and assessment of learning. Palliative Medicine 2016; 30(9): 834-42.

  93. Wickramasinghe, R.D.S.S., Luke, W.A.N.V., Sebastiampillai, B.S., Gunathilake, M.P.M.L., Premaratna, R., Thyrotoxic crisis presenting with jaundice. BMC Research Notes 2016; 9(1): 320.

  94. Wijekoon, C.N., Undugodage, C., Fernando, D., Atapattu, P., Malavige, G.N., Ranawaka, U.K., Anaphylaxis: the "killer allergy". Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016; 47(1): 36-43.

  95. Wijerathne, B.T.B., Meier, R.J., Salgado, S.S., Agampodi, S.B., Dermatoglyphics in kidney diseases: a review. Springerplus 2016; 5: 290.

  96. Wijerathne, B.T.B, Meier, R.J., Salgado, S.S., Agampodi, S.B., Uncommon palm prints: Can they be used for forensic identification? Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016; 61(5): 1388.

  97. Wijesooriya,W.R.P.L.I., Suni-Chandra, N.P., Perera, J., Reliability of cold agglutinin test (CAT) for the detection of patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 6(1): 25-32.

  98. Xue, S., Arya, S., Embuldeniya, A., Narammalage, H., da Silva, T., Williams, S., Ravindran, A., Perceived functional impairment and spirituality/religiosity as predictors of depression in a Sri Lankan spinal cord injury patient population. Spinal Cord 2016; 54(12): 1158-63.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2015)

  1. Amarasinghe, S.C., Vidanalage, J.K., Williams, S.S., The prevalence of depressive disorder among newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(2): 9-14.
  2. Athauda, L.K., Wichremasinghe, A.R., Kumarendran, B., Kasturiratne, A., An ecological study for Sri Lanka about health effects of coconut. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(3): 97-99.
  3. Babelli, S., Chandratilake, M., Roff, S., Egyptian medical students' recommended responses to the Dundee Polyprofessionalism I: Academic Integrity. Medical Teacher 2015; 37(3): 277-80.
  4. Babelli, S., Chandratilake, M., Roff, S., Recommended sanctions for lapses in professionalism by student and faculty respondents to Dundee Polyprofessionalism Inventory I: Academic Integrity in one medical school in Saudi Arabia. Medical Teacher 2015; 37(2): 162-67.
  5. Bath, P. M., Woodhouse, L, Scutt, P., Krishnan, K., Wardlaw, J. M., Bereczki, D., Sprigg, N., Berge, E., Beridze, M., Caso, V., Chen, C., Christensen, H., Collins, R., El Etribi, A., Laska, A. C., Lees, K. R., Ozturk, S., Phillips, S., Pocock, S., de Silva, H. A., Szatmari, S., Utton, S., ENOS Trial Investigators , Efficacy of nitric oxide, with or without continuing antihypertensive treatment, for management of high blood pressure in acute stroke (ENOS): a partial-factorial randomised controlled trial.Lancet 2015; 385(9968): 617-28
  6. Chambers, J. C., Loh, M., Lehne, B., Drong, A., Kriebel, J., Motta, V., Wahl, S., Elliott, H. R., Rota, F., Scott, W. R., Zhang, W., Tan, S. T., Campanella, G., Chadeau-Hyam, M., Yengo, L., Richmond, R. C., Adamowicz-Brice, M., Afzal, U., Bozaoglu, K., Mok, Z. Y., Ng, H. K., Pattou, F., Prokisch, H., Rozario, M. A., Tarantini, L., Abbott, J., Ala-Korpela, M., Albetti, B., Ammerpohl, O., Bertazzi, P. A., Blancher, C., Caiazzo, R., Danesh, J., Gaunt, T. R., de Lusignan, S., Gieger, C., Illig, T., Jha, S., Jones, S., Jowett, J., Kangas, A. J., Kasturiratne, A., Kato, N., Kotea, N., Kowlessur, S., Pitkäniemi, J., Punjabi, P., Saleheen, D., Schafmayer, C., Soininen, P., Tai, E. S., Thorand, B., Tuomilehto, J., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Kyrtopoulos, S. A., Aitman, T. J., Herder, C., Hampe, J., Cauchi, S., Relton, C. L., Froguel, P., Soong, R., Vineis, P., Jarvelin, M. R., Scott, J., Grallert, H., Bollati, V., Elliott, P., McCarthy, M. I., Kooner, J. S., Epigenome-wide association of DNA methylation markers in peripheral blood from Indian Asians and Europeans with incident type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study.Lancet Diabetes endocrinology 2015; 3(7): 526-34.
  7. Chandrasinghe, P. C., De Silva, A., Deen, K. I., Novel use of Absorbable Modified Polymer (AMP); EndoClot as an adjunct in the management of bleeding from the liver bed during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Springerplus [electronic resource] 2015; 4: 249.
  8. Chandrasinghe, P. C., Pathirana, C. K., Laparoscopically detected and nonsurgically managed ileal perforation by an ingested fish bone: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2015; 9: 43.
  9. Chandratilake, M., Professionalism in Medicine. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education 2015; 3(2): 15-19.
  10. de Silva, N., Ahmed, B. N., Casapia, M., de Silva, H. J., Gyapong, J., Malecela, M., Pathmeswaran, A., Cochrane Reviews on Deworming and the Right to a Healthy, Worm-Free Life. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015; 9(10): e0004203.
  11. Deng, L., Hoh, B.P., Lu, D., Saw, W.Y., Twee-Hee Ong, R., Kasturiratne, A., de Silva, H.J., Zilfalil, B.A., Kato, N., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Teo, Y.Y., Xu, S., Dissecting the genetic structure and admixture of four geographical Malay populations. Scientific reports 2015; 5:14375
  12. Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Pathmeswaran, A., Abeygunasekara, C., Gunawardena, N. K., Benninga, M. A.,Epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome in children and adolescents in Asia. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2015; 60(6): 792-98.
  13. Dias, T., Abeykoon, S., Kumarasiri, S., Gunawardena, C., Padeniya, T., D'Antonio, F., Use of ultrasound in predicting the success of intrauterine contraceptive device (Copper T) insertion immediately after delivery. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015; 46(1]: 104-8.
  14. Dias, T., Fernando, A., Kumarasiri, S., Padeniya, T., Determinants of timely pregnancy dating scan in a Sri Lankan antenatal clinic setup. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(2): 7-9.
  15. Drake, L.J., Singh, S., Mishra, C.K., Sinha, A., Kumar, S., Bhushan, R., Hollingsworth, T.D., Appleby, L.J., Kumar, R., Sharma, K., Kumar, Y., Raman, S., Chakrabarty, S., Kihara, J.H., Gunawardena, N.K., Hollister, G., Kumar, V., Ankur, A., Prasad, B., Ramachandran, S., Fishbane, A., Makkar, P., Bihar's Pioneering School-Based Deworming Programme: Lessons Learned in Deworming over 17 Million Indian School-Age Children in One Sustainable Campaign. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015; 9(11): e0004106.
  16. Edirisinghe, P. A. S., Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Senarathne, U. D., A Study into blood alcohol concentration in fatal accidents among vulnerable road users in a tertiary care hospital Sri Lanka. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 2015; 22(2): 158-64.
  17. Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Kitulwatte, I.D.G., An Expert and Expectations: A review on Medico-legal opinions in alleged sexual abuse victims. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2015; 3(1): 10-15.
  18. Ekanayake, C. D., Wijesinghe, P. S., Herath, R. P., Puliyadda, T. M. N. K., Hewavisenthi, S. J. S., Choriocarcinoma of the Ovary: A Case Report. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(1): 16-17.
  19. Eugene, E. J., Handunnetti, S. M., Wickramasinghe, S. A., Kalugalage, T. L., Rodrigo, C., Wickremesinghe, H., Dikmadugoda, N., Somaratne, P., De Silva, H. J., Rajapakse, S., Evaluation of two immunodiagnostic tests for early rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: a preliminary study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015; 15(1): 319.
  20. Fernando, R., Chandrasinghe, P.C., Nandasena, S., Pathmeswaran, A., Epidemiology of Goitres in Sri Lanka with Geographic Information System Mapping: a population based cross sectional study. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2015; 7: 55-59.
  21. Fernando, R., Pathmeswaran, A., Pinto, M. D., Epidemiology of goitre in Sri Lanka in the post-iodization era. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(2): 41-44.
  22. Greenland, K., Dixon, R., Khan, S. A., Gunawardena, K., Kihara, J. H., Smith, J. L., Drake, L., Makkar, P., Raman, S., Singh, S., Kumar, S., The epidemiology of soil transmitted helminths in bihar state, India. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015; 9(5): e0003790.
  23. Gunathilaka, N., Abeyewickreme, W., Hapugoda, M., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Species composition and diversity of malaria vector breeding habitats in Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka. Biomed Research International 2015; 2015: 823810.
  24. Gunathilaka, N., Abeyewickreme, W., Hapugoda, M., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Appearance of Anopheles jeyporiensis James from Sri Lanka; a new species to the mosquito checklist. Medical Entomology and Zoology 2015; 66(3): 1-5.
  25. Gunathilaka, N., Hapugoda, M., Abeyewickreme, W., Wickremasinghe, R., Entomological investigations on malaria vectors in some war-torn areas in the trincomalee district of sri lanka after settlement of 30-year civil disturbance. Malaria Research and Treatment 2015; 2015:367635
  26. Harshani, S. R. A. P., Abeysena, H. T. C. S., Musculoskeletal symptoms, skin disorders and visual impairment among fishermen in the Divisional Secretariat Division of Kalpitiya. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(3): 90-94.
  27. Havelaar, A.H., Kirk, M.D., Torgerson, P.R., Gibb, H.J., Hald, T., Lake, R.J., Praet, N., Bellinger, D.C., de Silva, N.R., Gargouri, N., Speybroeck, N., Cawthorne, A., Mathers, C., Stein, C., Angulo, F.J., Devleesschauwer, B., World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010. PLoS Medicine 2015; 12(12): e1001923.
  28. Isbister, G. K., Maduwage, K., Saiao, A., Buckley, N. A., Jayamanne, S. F., Seyed, S., Mohamed, F., Chathuranga, U., Mendes, A., Abeysinghe, C., Karunathilake, H., Gawarammana, I., Lalloo, D. G., de Silva, H. J., Population Pharmacokinetics of an Indian F(ab')2 Snake Antivenom in Patients with Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii) Bites. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015; 9(7): e0003873.
  29. Isuru, L. L. A., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., A case series of catatonia: Lessons to learn. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(1): 29-31.
  30. Jayasuriya, R., Pinidiyapathirage, M. J., Jayawardena, R., Kasturiratne, A., de Zoysa, P., Godamunne, P., Gamage, S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Translational research for Diabetes Self-Management in Sri Lanka: A randomized controlled trial. Primary Care Diabetes 2015; 9(5):338-45.
  31. Jayatunge, S. P., Mahendra, G., Siyabalapitiya, S., Siriwardana, R. C., Liyanage, C., Total pancreatectomy for cholangiocarcinoma of the distal common bile duct associated with lipomatous pseudohypertrophy of pancreas. International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases 2015; 5: 30-34.
  32. Jayawardena, G. R. M. U. G. P., Ranatunga, R. G. J. D., Gunarathna, S. M. S. G., Wickramasinghe, P., Dias, T., Pre natal diagnosis of congenital syphilis in a pregnancy complicated with secondary syphilis in third trimester: A Case Report. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(2): 22-23.
  33. Kannangara, S. M., Fernando, E., Kumarage, S. K., Nanayakkara, N. D., Simulating haptic feedback of abdomen organs on laparoscopic surgery tools. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2015; 5(3): 193-201.
  34. Karunanayake, A.L.,Gupta, A., Association between the Number of Chondrocytes of Lumbar Intervertebral Discs and Age, Abdominal Aorta Atherosclerosis and Lumbar Artery Arteriosclerosis, a Descriptive Cross Sectional Study. Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research 2015; 5: 4.
  35. Kasturiratne, A., Akiyama, K., Niriella, M. A., Takeuchi, F., Isono, M., Dassanayake, A. S., de Silva, A. P., Wickremasinghe, R. A., Kato, N., de Silva, H. J., . Association of genetic variants with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in an urban Sri Lankan community. Liver International 2015; 35(2): 676-9.
  36. Kato, N., Loh. M., Takeuchi, F., Verweij, N., Wang, X., Zhang, W., Kelly, T. N., Saleheen, D., Lehne, B., Leach, I. M., Drong, A. W., Abbott, J., Wahl, S., Tan, S.T., Scott, W.R., Campanella, G., Chadeau-Hyam, M., Afzal, U., Ahluwalia, T. S., Bonder, M.J., Chen, P., Dehghan, A., Edwards, T. L., Esko, T., Go, M.J., Harris, S. E., Hartiala, J., Kasela, S., Kasturiratne, A., Khor, C. C., Kleber, M. E., Li, H., Mok, Z.Y., Nakatochi, M., Sapari, N. S., Saxena, R., Stewart, A. F., Stolk, L., Tabara. Y., Teh, A. L., Wu, Y., Wu, J. Y., Zhang, Y., Aits, I., Da Silva Couto Alves, A., Das, S., Dorajoo, R., Hopewell, J. C., Kim, Y.K., Koivula, R. W., Luan, J., Lyytikäinen, L. P., Nguyen, Q. N., Pereira, M. A., Postmus, I., Raitakari, O.T., Bryan, M. S., Scott, R. A., Sorice, R., Tragante, V., Traglia, M., White, J., Yamamoto, K., Zhang, Y., Adair, L. S., Ahmed, A., Akiyama, K., Asif, R., Aung, T., Barroso, I., Bjonnes, A., Braun, T.R., Cai, H., Chang, L.C., Chen, C. H., Cheng, C. Y., Chong, Y. S., Collins, R., Courtney, R., Davies, G., Delgado, G., Do, L.D., Doevendans, P. A., Gansevoort, R. T., Gao, Y. T., Grammer, T.B., Grarup, N., Grewal, J., Gu, D., Wander, G.S., Hartikainen, A.L., Hazen, S. L., He, J., Heng, C.K., Hixson, J. E., Hofman, A., Hsu, C., Huang, W., Husemoen, L. L., Hwang, J. Y., Ichihara, S., Igase, M., Isono, M., Justesen, J. M., Katsuya, T., Kibriya, M. G., Kim, Y.J., Kishimoto, M., Koh, W.P., Kohara, K., Kumari, M., Kwek, K., Lee, N. R., Lee, J., Liao, J., Lieb, W., Liewald, D. C., Matsubara, T., Matsushita, Y., Meitinger, T., Mihailov, E., Milani, L., Mills, R., Mononen, N., Müller-Nurasyid, M., Nabika, T., Nakashima, E., Ng, H.K., Nikus, K., Nutile, T., Ohkubo, T., Ohnaka, K., Parish, S., Paternoster, L., Peng, H., Peters, A., Pham, S.T., Pinidiyapathirage, M. J., Rahman, M., Rakugi, H., Rolandsson, O., Rozario, M. A., Ruggiero, D., Sala, C. F., Sarju, R., Shimokawa, K., Snieder, H., Sparso, T., Spiering, W., Starr, J. M., Stott, D.J., Stram, D. O., Sugiyama, T., Szymczak, S., Tang, W. H., Tong, L., Trompet, S., Turjanmaa, V., Ueshima, H., Uitterlinden, A. G., Umemura, S., Vaarasmaki, M., van Dam, R. M., van Gilst, W. H., van Veldhuisen, D.J., Viikari, J.S., Waldenberger, M., Wang, Y., Wang, A., Wilson, R., Wong, T.Y., Xiang, Y.B., Yamaguchi, S., Ye, X., Young, R. D., Young, T. L., Yuan, J.M., Zhou, X., Asselbergs, F. W., Ciullo, M., Clarke, R., Deloukas, P., Franke, A., Franks, P.W., Franks, S., Friedlander, Y., Gross, M.D., Guo, Z., Hansen, T., Jarvelin, M.R., Jorgensen, T., Jukema, J.W., Kähönen, M., Kajio, H., Kivimaki, M., Lee, J.Y., Lehtimäki, T., Linneberg, A., Miki, T., Pedersen, O., Samani, N.J., Sorensen, T.I., Takayanagi, R., Toniolo, D., BIOS-consortium, CARDIo GRAMplusCD, LifeLines Cohort Study, InterAct Consortium, Ahsan, H., Allayee, H., Chen, Y.T., Danesh, J., Deary, I.J., Franco, O.H., Franke, L., Heijman, B.T., Holbrook, J.D., Isaacs, A., Kim, B.J., Lin, X., Liu, J., März, W., Metspalu, A., Mohlke, K.L., Sanghera, D.K., Shu, X.O., van Meurs, J.B., Vithana, E., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Wijmenga, C., Wolffenbuttel, B.H., Yokota, M., Zheng, W., Zhu, D., Vineis, P., Kyrtopoulos, S.A., Kleinjans, J.C., McCarthy, M.I., Soong, R., Gieger, C., Scott, J., Teo, Y.Y., He, J., Elliott, P., Tai, E.S., van der Harst, P., Kooner, J.S., Chambers, J.C., Trans-ancestry genome-wide association study identifies 12 genetic loci influencing blood pressure and implicates a role for DNA methylation. Nature Genetics 2015; 47: 1282-93.
  37. Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Edirisinghe, A. S., A Study on unsafe abortion presented for medicolegal examination: medicolegal evidence and limitations in opinion.American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2015; 36(3): 138-40.
  38. Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Edirisinghe, P., Relationship of sharp force injuries to motivation. Medico-legal Journal 2015; 83(3): 159-62
  39. Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Kim, P. J., Pollanen, M. S., Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalomyelitis in a man with viral myocarditis. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology 2015; 11(3): 416-20.
  40. Kitulwatte, I.D., Pollanen, M.S., A Comparative Study of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Young and Old. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2015; 36(4): 323-6.
  41. Kitulwatte, I.D.G., Wijewardena, H.P., Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Senarathne, U.D., Forensic Medical Examination in Female Children Alleged to be Sexually Abused. Journal of Current Forensic Science Research 2015; 1: 6-12.
  42. Korterink, J., Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Vlieger, A., Benninga, M. A., Childhood functional abdominal pain: mechanisms and management. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2015; 12(3): 159-71.
  43. Madsen, L. B., Eddleston, M., Hansen, K. S., Pearson, M., Agampodi, S., Jayamanne, S., Konradsen, F., Cost-effectiveness analyses of self-harm strategies aimed at reducing the mortality of pesticide self-poisonings in Sri Lanka: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2015; 5(2): e007333.
  44. Maduwage, K., Buckley, N. A., de Silva, H. J., Lalloo, D. G., Isbister, G. K., Snake antivenom for snake venom induced consumption coagulopathy.Cochrane Database Systemic Review 2015; 6: CD011428.
  45. Marasinghe, E., Chackrewarthy, S., Abeysena, C., Rajindrajith, S., Micronutrient status and its relationship with nutritional status in preschool children in urban Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015; 24(1): 144-51.
  46. Mettananda, S., Gibbons, R. J., Higgs, D. R., Alpha-globin as a molecular target in treatment of beta-thalassemia. Blood 2015; 125(24): 3694-701.
  47. Mohamed, F., Buckley, N.A., Jayamanne, S., Pickering, J.W., Peake, P., Palangasinghe, C., Wijerathna, T., Ratnayake, I., Shihana, F., Endre, Z.H., Kidney damage biomarkers detect acute kidney injury but only functional markers predict mortality after paraquat ingestion. Toxicology letters 2015; 237(2): 140-50.
  48. Mohamed, F., Endre, Z., Jayamanne, S., Pianta, T., Peake, P., Palangasinghe, C., Chathuranga, U., Jayasekera, K., Wunnapuk, K., Shihana, F., Shahmy, S., Buckley, N., Mechanisms underlying early rapid increases in creatinine in paraquatpoisoning. PLoS One 2015; 10(3): e0122357.
  49. Motha, M.B.C., Dias, T.D., Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(2): 1-6.
  50. Motha, M.B.C., Palihawadana, T.S., Dias, T.D., Thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(1): 1-5.
  51. Nagodawithana, N. S., Pathmeswaran, A., Pannila, A. S., Wickramasinghe, A. R., Sathiakumar, N., Noise-induced hearing loss among traffic policemen in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 2015; 12(3): 9-14.
  52. Ng, S. C., Tang, W., Leong, R. W., Chen, M., Ko, Y., Studd, C., Niewiadomski, O., Bell, S., Kamm, M. A., de Silva, H. J., Kasturiratne, A., Senanayake, Y. U., Ooi, C. J., Ling, K. L., Ong, D., Goh, K. L., Hilmi, I., Ouyang, Q., Wang, Y. F., Hu, P., Zhu, Z., Zeng, Z., Wu, K., Wang, X., Xia, B., Li, J., Pisespongsa, P., Manatsathit, S., Aniwan, S., Simadibrata, M., Abdullah, M., Tsang, S. W., Wong, T. C., Hui, A. J., Chow, C. M., Yu, H. H., Li, M. F., Ng, K. K., Ching, J., Wu, J. C., Chan, F. K., Sung, J. J., Environmental risk factors in inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based case-control study in Asia-Pacific. Gut 2015; 64(7): 1063-71.
  53. Ng, S.C., Zeng, Z., Niewiadomski, O., Tang, W., Bell, S., Kamm, M. A., Hu, P., de Silva, H. J., Niriella, M. A., Udara, W. Y., Ong, D., Ling, K.L., Ooi, C.J., Hilmi, I., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Wang, Y. F., Wu, K., Wang, X., Pisespongsa, P., Manatsathit, S., Aniwan, S., Limsrivilai, J., Gunawan, J., Simadibrata, M., Abdullah, M., Tsang, S. W., Lo, F. H., Hui, A., Chow, C. M., Yu, H.H., Li, M. F., Ng, K.K., Ching, J. Y., Chan, V., Wu, J. C., Chan, F. K., Chen, M., Sung, J. J., Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study (ACCESS) Group, Early Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Population-based Inception Cohort Study from 8 Countries in Asia and Australia. Gastroenterology 2016; 150(1):86-95.e3.
  54. Niloofa, R., Fernando, N., de Silva, N. L., Karunanayake, L., Wickramasinghe, H., Dikmadugoda, N., Premawansa, G., Wickramasinghe, R., de Silva, H. J., Premawansa, S., Rajapakse, S., Handunnetti, S., Diagnosis of leptospirosis: comparison between microscopic agglutination test, IgM-ELISA and IgM rapid immunochromatography test. PLoS One 2015; 10(6): e0129236.
  55. Niriella, M. A., Hapangama, A., Luke, H. P., Pathmeswaran, A., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., de Silva, H. J., Prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections and their relationship to injectable drug use in a cohort of Sri Lankan prison inmates.Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(1): 18-20.
  56. Padeniya, A.G.P.M., Dias, T.D., Invasive prenatal testing at a Tertiary Fetal Medicine referral center in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(1): 10-12.
  57. Palihawadana, T. S., Morris, E. P., Caring for women in their post reproductive life: current recommendations on hormone replacement therapy. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(2): 37-40.
  58. Palihawadana, T. S., Wijesinghe, P. S., Seneviratne, H. R., A Comparison of endometrial thickness following augmentation of ovulation with clomifene citrate or letrozole in women with ovulatory infertility. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(2): 48-52.
  59. Palihawadana, T. S., Wijesinghe, P. S., Seneviratne, H. R., Factors associated with nonresponse to ovulation induction using letrozole among women with World Health Organization group II anovulation. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences 2015; 8(2): 75-9.
  60. Paranitharan, P., Perera, W.N.S., Rajapaksha, W.R.A.S., Perera, W.P.P., A Prospective study on clinical forensic cases examined at North Colombo Teaching hospital ; new challenges for the 21st century. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2015; 6(2): 18-24.
  61. Perera, H. K. K., Peiris, J. S. M., The influenza viruses. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(1): 1-4.
  62. Perera, M., Guruge, N. D., Gunawardena, N., Knowledge on Health Promotion Approach among Public Health Midwives in a District in Sri Lanka. Journal of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2015; E11: 1-10.
  63. Perera, P. J., Samarasinghe, D. A., Pathirana, D., Randeni, S., Samdamal, L. Y. S., An atypical case of Kawasaki disease presenting with cholestatic jaundice. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2015; 44(1): 58-60.
  64. Perera, P. S., Silva, I., Hapugoda, M., Wickramarathne, M. N., Wijesiriwardena, I., Efremov, D. G., Fisher, C. A., Weatherall, D. J., Premawardhena, A., Rare hemoglobin variants: Hb G-Szuhu (HBB: c.243CG), Hb G-Coushatta (HBB: c.68AC) and Hb Mizuho (HBB:c.206TC) in Sri Lankan families. Hemoglobin 2015; 39(1): 62-5.
  65. Perumal, A. N., Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S., Dassanayake, R. S., Setaria digitata in advancing our knowledge of human lymphatic filariasis. Journal of Helminthology 2015; 1-10.
  66. Phan, T. G., Mori, D., Deng, X., Rajindrajith, S., Ranawaka, U., Fan Ng, T. F., Bucardo-Rivera, F., Orlandi, P., Ahmed, K., Delwart, E., Small circular single stranded DNA viral genomes in unexplained cases of human encephalitis, diarrhea, and in untreated sewage. Virology 2015; 482: 98-104.
  67. Pradeep, I. H. D. S., Chandrasinghe, P. C., Kannangara, K.R., Epitakaduwa, E. K. G. D. C., Fernando, R. F., Columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma - a rare and clinically aggressive variant. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2015; 33(2): 44-45.
  68. Pradeep, I. H. D. S., Chandrasinghe, P. C., Siriwardana, S. A. S. R., Kumarage, S. K. , Botulinum toxin injection to the puborectalis in the management of pelvic floor dyssynergia. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2015; 33(1): 27-29.
  69. Pradeep, I. H. D. S., Prasad, I. H. D. S., Wickramarathna, D., Liyanage, C. A. H., An incidental finding of absent gall bladder in laparoscopic exploration - a rare occurrence in extra hepatic biliary anatomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2015; 33(2): 38-40.
  70. Premaratna, R., Dissanayake, D., Silva, F. H., Dassanayake, M., de Silva, H. J., Secondary bacteraemia in adult patients with prolonged dengue fever. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(1): 10-12.
  71. Premaratna, R., Weerasinghe, M. S., Premawardana, N. P., de Silva, H. J., Gloriosa superba poisoning mimicking an acute infection- a case report. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015; 16(1): 27.
  72. Premaratna, R., Wijayalath, S. H., Miththinda, J. K., Bandara, N. K., de Silva, H. J., Scrub typhus mimicking Parkinson's disease. BMC Research Notes 2015; 8: 438.
  73. Rajapakse, S., Weeratunga, P., Niloofa, M. J., Fernando, N., Rodrigo, C., Maduranga, S., Fernando, N. L., de Silva, H. J., Karunanayake, L., Handunnetti, S., Clinical and laboratory associations of severity in a Sri Lankan cohort of patients with serologically confirmed leptospirosis: a prospective study. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2015; 109(11): 710-6.
  74. Rajapaksha, A., Fernando, R., Ranasinghe, N., Iddagoda, S., Morphology of the tubercle of Zuckerkandl and its importance in thyroid surgery.Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(1): 23-24.
  75. Ramanayake, R. P., De Silva, A. H., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekara, R. D., Gunasekara, R., Chandrasiri, P., Evaluation of teaching and learning in family medicine by students: a sri Lankan experience. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 2015; 4(1): 3-8.
  76. Ramanayake, R. P., De Silva, A. H., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekera, R. D., Athukorala, L. A., Fernando, K. A., Training medical students in general practice:a qualitative study among general practitioner trainers in SriLanka. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 2015; 4(2): 168-73.
  77. Ranawaka , P. R. D., Abeysekera, C. K., Gamage, M. P., Illangasekara, O. R., Silva, G. R. C. , Mettananda, D. S. G. ,Pathmanathan, T. , Abeyagunawardena, A. S., Psychosocial outcomes of children and parents after renal transplantation.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2015; 44(1): 38-44.
  78. Ranawaka, U.K., The challenge of treating central nervous system infections.Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(4): 55-8.
  79. Rodrigo, A., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Pathmeswaran, A., Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory II among the Sinhalese speaking population in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(2): 20-24.
  80. Rodrigo, A., Liyanage, N., Child abuse: the role of psychiatrists.Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(2): 1-2.
  81. Rodrigo, A., Perera, D., Eranga, V.P., Peris, M.U.P.K., Pathmeswaran, A., Road rage in Sri Lanka: prevalence and psychiatric distress. Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60(3): 86-90.
  82. Samarawickrema, N., Tabrizi, S., Young, E., Gunawardena, P., Garland, S., Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and human papillomavirus in a sexual health clinic setting in urban Sri Lanka. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2015; 26(10): 733-9.
  83. Sampath, L.D.S., Gunawardene, Y.I.N.S., Dassanayake, R.S., Transgenic Mosquitoes to Control Vector Borne Diseases. Biochemistry and Analytical Biochemistry 2015; 4: 182.
  84. Siriwardana, R. C., Niriella, M. A., Dassanayake, A. S., Liyanage, C., Gunathilaka, B., Jayathunge, S., de Silva, H. J.,Clinical characteristics and outcome of hepatocellular carcinoma in alcohol related and cryptogenic cirrhosis: a prospective study. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International 2015; 14(4): 401-5.
  85. Siriwardana, R. C., Niriella, M. A., Dassanayake, A. S., Liyanage, C. A., Upasena, A., Sirigampala, C., de Silva, H. J. ,Factors affecting post-embolization fever and liver failure after trans-arterial chemo-embolization in a cohort without background infective hepatitis- a prospective analysis. BMC Gastroenterology 2015; 15: 96.
  86. Siriwardhana, D., Weerasinghe, M., Disciplining the children: mothers' perceptions from a rural Sri Lankan community. Health Science Journal 2015; 9(3): 3(1-7).
  87. Sumathipala, D.S., Mandawala, E.N., Samanmalee, P.S., Vajira, H.W.D., 17p11. 2 and Xq28 duplication detected in a girl diagnosed with Potocki-Lupski syndrome. BMC Research Notes 2015; 8(1): 506.
  88. Sumathipala, D.S., Mandawala, E.N., Samanmalee, P.S., Vajira, H.W.D., 17p11. 2 and Xq28 duplication detected in a girl diagnosed with Potocki-Lupski syndrome. BMC Research Notes 2015; 8(1): 506.
  89. Sunil-Chandra, N. P., Clement, J., Maes, P., DE Silva, H. J., VAN Esbroeck, M., VAN Ranst, M., Concomitant leptospirosis-hantavirus co-infection in acute patients hospitalized in Sri Lanka: implications for a potentially worldwide underestimated problem. Epidemiology and Infection 2015; 143(10): 2081-93.
  90. Szlavicz, E., Perera, P.S., Tomboly, C., Helyes, Z., Zador, F., Benyhe, S., Borsodi, A., Bojnik, E., Further Characterization of Hemopressin Peptide Fragments in the Opioid and Cannabinoid Systems. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2015;
  91. Teng, T. S., Kam, Y. W., Lee, B., Hapuarachchi, H. C., Abeywickreme, W., Ng, L. C., Ng, L. F., A Systematic meta-analysis of immune signatures in patients with acute chikungunya virus Infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2015; 211(12): 1925-35.
  92. Tilakaratna, T.J., Palihawadana, T.S., Fernandopulle, R.C., An audit on the outcome of vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section (VBAC) in a Sri Lankan tertiary care setting and factors associated with failure. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(2): 14-18.
  93. Torgerson, P.R., Devleesschauwer, B., Praet, N., Speybroeck, N., Willingham, A.L., Kasuga, F., Rokni, M.B., Zhou, X.N., Fèvre, E.M., Sripa, B., Gargouri, N., Fürst, T., Budke, C.M., Carabin, H., Kirk, M.D., Angulo, F.J., Havelaar, A., de Silva, N.,World Health Organization Estimates of the Global and Regional Disease Burden of 11 Foodborne Parasitic Diseases, 2010: A Data Synthesis. PLoS Medicine 2015; 12(12): e1001920.
  94. Udoh, E., Devanarayana, N.M., Rajindrajith, S., Meremikwu, M., Benninga, M.A., Abdominal Pain Predominant Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Adolescent Nigerians. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2015;
  95. Venketasubramanian, N., Young, S. H., Tay, S. S., Umapathi, T., Lao, A. Y., Gan, H. H., Baroque Ii, A. C., Navarro, J. C., Chang, H. M., Advincula, J. M., Muengtaweepongsa, S., Chan, B. P., Chua, C. L., Wijekoon, N., de Silva, A., Hiyadan, J. H., Suwanwela, N. C., Wong, K. S., Poungvarin, N., Eow, G. B., Lee, C. F., Chen, C. L., Chinese Medicine NeuroAiD Efficacy on Stroke Recovery - Extension Study (CHIMES-E): A Multicenter Study of Long-Term Efficacy. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2015; 39(5-6)1: 309-18.
  96. Vithana, P.C., Ariyaratne, M., Jayawardana, P., Educational intervention on breast cancer early detection: effectiveness among target group women in the district of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2015; 16(6): 2547-53.
  97. Vithana, P.V., Ariyaratne, M.A., Jayawardana, P.L., Effectiveness of an educational intervention among public health midwives on breast cancer early detection in the district of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2015; 16(1): 227-32.
  98. Voronin, D., Abeykoon, A. M., Gunawardene, Y. I., Dassanayake, R. S. , Absence of Wolbachia endobacteria in Sri Lankan isolates of the nematode parasite of animals Setaria digitata. Veterinary Parasitology 2015; 207(3-4): 350-4.
  99. Wanigasinghe, J., Arambepola, C., Sri Ranganathan, S., Sumanasena, S., Attanapola, G., Randomized, single-blind, parallel clinical trial on efficacy of oral prednisolone versus intramuscular corticotropin on immediate and continued spasm control in West syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 2015; 193-9.
  100. Weerasinghe, M., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Pearson, M., Gunnell, D., Hawton, K., Jayamanne, S., Pabasara, C., Jayathilaka, T., Dissanayaka, K., Rajapaksha, S., Thilakarathna, P., Agampodi, S., Risk factors associated with purchasing pesticide from shops for self-poisoning: a protocol for a population-based case-control study. BMJ Open 2015; 5(5): e007822.
  101. Wijesinghe, C. A., Williams, S. S., Kasturiratne, A., Dolawaththa, N., Wimalaratne, P., Wijewickrema, B., Jayamanne, S. F., Isbister, G. K., Dawson, A. H., Lalloo, D. G., de Silva, H. J., A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Intervention for Delayed Psychological Effects in Snakebite Victims. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015; 9(8): e0003989.
  102. Wijesinghe, R. S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Physical, psychological, and social aspects of Quality of Life in filarial lymphedema patients in Colombo,Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2015; 27(2): NP2690-701.
  103. Wijesooriya, L.R.A., Palihawadana, T.S., Rajapaksha, R.N.G., A Study of Psychological Impact on Women Undergoing Miscarriage at a Sri Lankan Hospital Setting. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 37(2): 10-13.
  104. Williams, S.S., Ariyasinghe, D., Abuse, maltreatment and bullying in childhood. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(2): 35-37.
  105. Yapabandara, M. A., Sarmento, R., de Fatima Mota Mdo, R., Don Bosco, J., Martins, N., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Evidence-based malaria control in Timor Leste from 2006 to 2012. Malaria Journal 2015; 14(1): 109.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2014)

  1. Abeysuriya, V., Chandrasena, L. G., Kasturiratne, A., Hettiarachchi, V. S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Outcome of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: a retrospective study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(4): 118-23.
  2. Akiyama, K., Takeuchi, F., Isono, M., Chakrawarthy, S., Nguyen, Q. N., Wen, W., Yamamoto, K., Katsuya, T., Kasturiratne, A., Pham, S. T., Zheng, W., Matsushita, Y., Kishimoto, M., Do, L. D., Shu, X. O., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Kajio, H., Kato, N., Systematic fine-mapping of association with BMI and type 2 diabetes at the FTO locus by integrating results from multiple ethnic groups. PLoS One 2014; 9(6): e101329.
  3. Ariyarathne, N., Abeysena, H. T. C. S., Secondary preventive measures adopted in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome admitted to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2014; 1(E2): 1-7.
  4. Bath, P. M., Adami, A., Bereczki, D., Berge, E., Beridze, M., Cala, L., Casado, A., Caso, V., Chang, H. M., Christensen, H., Collins, R., Czlonkowska, A., Dineen, R. A., El Etribi, A., Ghani, A. R., Gommans, J., Koumellis, P., Laska, A. C., Lees, K. R., Navarro, J. , Ntaios, G., Ozturk, S., Phillips, S., Pocock, S., Prasad, K., Scutt, P., de Silva, H., Szatmari, S., Díez-Tejedor E, Utton, S., Wang, Y. J. , Wardlaw, J. M., Whynes, D., Wong, L., Woodhouse, L, Sprigg, N., ENOS Trial Investigators(36), Baseline characteristics of the 4011 patients recruited into the Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke' (ENOS) trial. International Journal of Stroke 2014; 711-20.
  5. Chandrasinghe, P. C., Ediriweera, D. S., Hewavisenthi, J., Kumarage, S., Deen, K. I., The total number of lymph nodes harvested is associated with better survival in stages II and III colorectal cancer. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2014; 33(3): 249-53.
  6. Chandratilake, M., From the professionalism of a profession to the professionalism of a multiprofessional team. Medical Education 2014; 48(4): 345-7.
  7. Clement, J., Van Esbroeck, M., Lagrou, K., Verschueren, J., Sunil-Chandra, N. P., Van Ranst, M., Letter to the editor: leptospirosis versus Hantavirus infections in the Netherlands and in Belgium. Euro surveillance 2014; 19(38): pii: 20912.
  8. de Alwis, K. N., Abeysinghe, M. R., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Wijesinghe, P. R., A Cohort event monitoring to determine the adverse events following administration of mouse brain derived, inactivated Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in an endemic district in Sri Lanka. Vaccine 2014; 32(8): 924-30.
  9. de Silva, A.H.W., Rizwaan, M.S.A., Ramanayake, P.J.C., Perera, D.P., Sumanasekara, R.D.N., Knowledge on HIV prevention amongst a group of post war re-settlers in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology 2014; 5(1): 16-19.
  10. de Silva, N. L., Niloofa, M., Fernando, N., Karunanayake, L., Rodrigo, C., De Silva, H. J., Premawansa, S., Handunnetti, S. M., Rajapakse, S. , Changes in full blood count parameters in leptospirosis: a prospective study. International Archives of Medicine 2014; 7: 31.
  11. de Silva, N. R., India can do more about intestinal worm infections. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2014; 139(1): 7-9.
  12. de Silva, N., The neglected tropical diseases in Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014; 8(2): 30-33.
  13. De Silva, S. T., Perera, R. P., Niriella, M. A., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, H. J., Frequency, pattern and short-term outcome of chronic renal dysfunction in patients with cirrhosis: a prospective study using HRS and ADQI-IAC criteria. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2014; 26(11): 1296-9.
  14. Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Benninga, M. A., Quality of life and health care consultation in 13 to 18 year olds with abdominal pain predominant functional gastrointestinal diseases. BMC Gastroenterology 2014; 14: 150.
  15. Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Perera, M. S., Nishanthanie, S. W., Karunanayake, A., Benninga, M. A., Association between Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases and Exposure to Abuse in Teenagers. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2014; 60(5): 386-92.
  16. Dias, T., Akoleka, R., Timing of birth in multiple pregnancy. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 28(2): 319-26.
  17. Dias, T., Kociejowski, A., Rathnayake, S., Kumarasiri, S., Abeykoon, S., Padeniya, T., Sexual violence against women: a challenge. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(3): 107-108.
  18. Dias, T., Kumarasiri, S., Wanigasekara, R., Cooper, D., Batuwitage, C., Jayasinghe, L., Padeniya, T., Risk of stillbirth at term and optimum timing of delivery in uncomplicated south Asian singleton pregnancies. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(2): 54-8.
  19. Dias, T., Sairam, S., Kumarasiri, S., Ultrasound diagnosis of fetal renal abnormalities. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 28(3): 403-15.
  20. Dias, T., Shanmugaraja, V., Ganeshamoorthy, P., Kumarasiri, S., Abeykoon, S., Padeniya, T., Birthweight standards - Ability of birthweight percentiles in predicting abnormal fetal growth and outcome. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(4): 85-88.
  21. Dissanayake, D. M. A. B., Amaranath, K. A., Perera, R. R. D. P., Wijesinghe, P. S., Antibiotics supplemented culture media can eliminate non-specific bacteria from human semen during sperm preparation for intra uterine insemination. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences 2014; 7(1): 58-62.
  22. Edirisinghe, P. A. S., Paranitharn, P., Perera, W. N. S., Williams, S.S., Elder abuse among outpatient department attendees in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(3): 84-89.
  23. Edirisinghe, P. A., Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Senarathne, U. D., Injuries in the vulnerable road user fatalities; a study from Sri Lanka. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 2014; 27: 9-12.
  24. Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Kitulwatte, I.D.G., Gangahawatta, S., Multidisciplinary forensic investigation into a partially burnt dismembered body found by a road side. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2014; 2(2): 45-49. Edrisinghe, N., Wijesinghe, C. A., Williams, S. S., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., Tobacco smoking in persons with schizophrenia followed up at a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 5(2): 19-23.
  25. Ekanayake, C. D., Padumadasa, S., Premaratna, R., Rajindrajith, S., Samaranayake, W. W., Transplacental transfer of dengue. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(4): 145-46.
  26. Fernando, R., Correspondence - Beyond evidence-based medicine. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(4): 42-43.
  27. Godamunne, P., Liyanage, C., Wimaladharmasooriya, N., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Patterson, C., Sathiakumar, N., Comparison of performance of Sri Lankan and US children on cognitive and motor scales of the Bayley scales of infant development. BMC Research Notes 2014; 7(1): 300.
  28. Gunathilaka, N., Fernando, T., Hapugoda, M., Abeyewickreme, W., Wickremasinghe, R., Revised morphological identification key to the larval anopheline (Diptera: Culicidae) of Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2014; 4(Sup1): S222-7.
  29. Gunathilaka, P.A.D.H.N.R., Fernando, M.A.S.T., Hapugoda, M.D., Wijeyerathne, P., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Abeyewickreme, W., Breeding habitat diversity and species composition of Anopheles mosquitoes in Trincomalee district, Sri Lanaka. LEPCEY-Journal of Tropical Asian Entomology 2014; 3(1): 1-11.
  30. Gunawardena, N. K., Introduction to geographic information system. Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2014; 12: 34-37.
  31. Gunawardena, S., Gunawardena, N. K., Kahathuduwa, G., Karunaweera, N. D., de Silva, N. R., Ranasinghe, U. B., Samarasekara, S. D., Nagodavithana, K. C., Rao, R. U., Rebollo, M. P., Weil, G. J., Integrated school-based surveillance for soil-transmitted helminth infections and lymphatic filariasis in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014; 90(4): 661-6.
  32. Hasan, R., A Study on the Effects of Prolactin and Its Abnormalities on Semen Parameters of Male White Rats. International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering 2014; 8(9):1045-54
  33. Herath, R. P., Warnakulasuriya, T. , Silva, A. D. , Wijesinghe, P. S. , Methylene Blue Induced Bluish Discoloration Mimicking Cyanosis, at Diagnostic Laparoscopy. Journal of Women's Health, Issues and Care 2014; 3(5): 2.
  34. Hettiarachchi, S., Das, A., Perceptions of 'inclusion'and perceived preparedness among school teachers in Sri Lanka. Teaching and Teacher Education 2014; 43: 143-153.
  35. Hosni, M. M., Herath, R. P., Mumtaz, R., Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas of cervical ectopic pregnancy. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 2014; 69(5): 261-76.
  36. Jayasekera, H. P. I., Seneviratne, K. A. C. D. , Narammalage, H. K. , Embuldeniya, A. S. , Priyadarshanie, J. W. S. , Rosana, J. A. F. , Zahriya, M. R. F. , Williams, S. S. , Psycho spiritual characteristics of persons presenting with deliberate self-harm to a suburban hospital in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 5(2): 13-18.
  37. Jayathilake, K. G. H., Withana, S., Siriwardane, R., Mahendra, G., Liyanage, C., Umbilical endometriosis-A simple but challenging diagnosis for surgeons. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(3): 49-50.
  38. Kahandawa, S., Somasundaram, N. P., Ediriweera, D. S., Kusumsiri, D. P., Ellawala, S., Chandrika, G. H. T. N. K., Ransarini, K. G. H., Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction among type 2 diabetic patients attending the Diabetes Clinic, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism 2014; 4(1): 43-48.
  39. Karunanayake, A.L., Risk factors for chronic low back pain in adults. A case control study done in Sri Lanka. Journal of Pain Relief 2014; 3: 5.
  40. Karunanayake, A.L., Risk Factors For chronic Low Back Pain. Journal of Community Medicine Health Education 2014; 4: 271.
  41. Karunanayake, R.K., Dissanayake, D.M., Karunanayake, A.L., A study of snake bite among children presenting to a paediatric ward in the main Teaching Hospital of North Central province of Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2014; 7: 482.
  42. Karunasekera, K. A. W., Fernando, A. F., Subasinghe, S. M. V., Lakmini, B. C., Respiratory problems since birth to 12 years: What is causing morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2014; 43(1): 33-37.
  43. Kasturiratne, A., Mufeena, M. N., Mettananda, K. C. D., Fernandopulle, N., Rajindrajith, S., Waraketiya, P. R., Weerasinghe, S. K., Ranaweera, A., Hewavisenthi, S. J. de S., de Silva, A. P., de Silva, H. J., Incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Gampaha district: details of the Sri Lankan component of the Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(1): 16-8.
  44. Khalil, A., D'Antonio, F., Dias, T., Cooper, D., Thilaganathan, B., Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK), Ultrasound estimation of birth weight in twin pregnancy: comparison of biometry algorithms in the STORK multiple pregnancy cohort. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014; 44(2): 210-20.
  45. Kitulwatte, I. D. G., Edirisinghe, P. A. S., Study on unnatural childhood deaths presented to North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Medicine, Science and the Law 2014; 54(2]: 74-7.
  46. Kitulwatte, I.D.G., Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Sudden unexpected deaths of young adults in a tertiary care hospital for a period of four years. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2014; 2(1): 15-21.
  47. Kotsanas, D., Wijesooriya, W. R. P. L., Sloane, T., Stuart, R. L., Gillespie, E. E., The Silver lining of disposable sporicidal privacy curtains in an intensive care unit. American Journal of Infection Control 2014; 42(4): 366-70.
  48. Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., de Silva, N. R., Burden of mental illness and the need for better undergraduate education in psychiatry. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(2): 35-38.
  49. Liyanage, C A.H., Reconstruction of the middle hepatic vein in live donor liver transplantation: will it improve donor liver function? Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(2): 35-37.
  50. Mahajan, A., Go, M.J., Zhang, W., Below, J.E., Gaulton, K.J., Ferreira, T., Horikoshi, M., Johnson, A.D., Ng, M.C., Prokopenko, I., Saleheen, D., Wang, X., Zeggini, E., Abecasis, G.R., Adair, L.S., Almgren, P., Atalay, M., Aung, T., Baldassarre, D., Balkau, B., Bao, Y., Barnett, A.H., Barroso, I., Basit, A., Been, L.F., Beilby, J., Bell, G.I., Benediktsson, R., Bergman, R.N., Boehm, B.O., Boerwinkle, E., Bonnycastle, L.L., Burtt, N., Cai, Q., Campbell, H., Carey, J., Cauchi, S., Caulfield, M., Chan, J.C., Chang, L.C., Chang, T.J., Chang, Y.C., Charpentier, G., Chen, C.H., Chen, H., Chen, Y.T., Chia, K.S., Chidambaram, M., Chines, P.S., Cho, N.H., Cho, Y.M., Chuang, L.M., Collins, F.S., Cornelis, M.C., Couper, D.J., Crenshaw, A.T., van Dam, R.M., Danesh, J., Das, D., de Faire, U., Dedoussis, G., Deloukas, P., Dimas, A.S., Dina, C., Doney, A.S., Donnelly, P.J., Dorkhan, M., van Duijn, C., Dupuis, J., Edkins, S., Elliott, P., Emilsson, V., Erbel, R., Eriksson, J.G., Escobedo, J., Esko, T., Eury, E., Florez, J.C., Fontanillas, P., Forouhi, N.G., Forsen, T., Fox, C., Fraser, R.M., Frayling, T.M., Froguel, P., Frossard, P., Gao, Y., Gertow, K., Gieger, C., Gigante, B., Grallert, H., Grant, G.B., Grrop, L.C., Groves, C.J., Grundberg, E., Guiducci, C., Hamsten, A., Han, B.G., Hara, K., Hassanali, N., Hattersley, A.T., Hayward, C., Hedman, A.K., Herder, C., Hofman, A., Holmen, O.L., Hovingh, K., Hreidarsson, A.B., Hu, C., Hu, F.B., Hui, J., Humphries, S.E., Hunt, S.E., Hunter, D.J., Hveem, K., Hydrie, Z.I., Ikegami, H., Illig, T., Ingelsson, E., Islam, M., Isomaa, B., Jackson, A.U., Jafar, T., James, A., Jia, W., Jöckel, K.H., Jonsson, A., Jowett, J.B., Kadowaki, T., Kang, H.M., Kanoni, S., Kao, W.H., Kathiresan, S., Kato, N., Katulanda, P., Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, K.M., Kelly, A.M., Khan, H., Khaw, K.T., Khor, C.C., Kim, H.L., Kim, S., Kim, Y.J., Kinnunen, L., Klopp, N., Kong, A., Korpi-Hyövälti, E., Kowlessur, S., Kraft, P., Kravic, J., Kristensen, M.M., Krithika, S., Kumar, A., Kumate, J., Kuusisto, J., Kwak, S.H., Laakso, M., Lagou, V., Lakka, T.A., Langenberg, C., Langford, C., Lawrence, R., Leander, K., Lee, J.M., Lee, N.R., Li, M., Li, X., Li, Y., Liang, J., Liju, S., Lim, W.Y., Lind, L., Lindgren, C.M., Lindholm, E., Liu, C.T., Liu, J.J., Lobbens, S., Long, J., Loos, R.J., Lu, W., Luan, J., Lyssenko, V., Ma, R.C., Maeda, S., Mägi, R., Männisto, S., Matthews, D.R., Meigs, J.B., Melander, O., Metspalu, A., Meyer, J., Mirza, G., Mihailov, E., Moebus, S., Mohan, V., Mohlke, K.L., Morris, A.D., Mühleisen, T.W., Müller-Nurasyid, M., Musk, B., Nakamura, J., Nakashima, E., Navarro, P., Ng, P.K., Nica, A.C., Nilsson, P.M., Njolstad, I., Nöthen, M.M., Ohnaka, K., Ong, T.H., Owen, K.R., Palmer, C.N., Pankow, J.S., Park, K.S., Parkin, M., Pechlivanis, S., Pedersen, N.L., Peltonen, L., Perry, J.R., Peters, A., Pinidiyapathirage, J.M., Platou, C.G., Potter, S., Price, J.F., Qi, L., Radha, V., Rallidis, L., Rasheed, A., Rathman, W., Rauramaa, R., Raychaudhuri, S., Rayner, N.W., Rees, S.D., Rehnberg, E., Ripatti, S., Robertson, N., Roden, M., Rossin, E.J., Rudan, I., Rybin, D., Saaristo, T.E., Salomaa, V., Saltevo, J., Samuel, M., Sanghera, D.K., Saramies, J., Scott, J., Scott, L.J., Scott, R.A., Segrè, A.V., Sehmi, J., Sennblad, B., Shah, N., Shah, S., Shera, A.S., Shu, X.O., Shuldiner, A.R., Sigurdsson, G., Sijbrands, E., Silveira, A., Sim, X., Sivapalaratnam, S., Small, K.S., So, W.Y., Stancáková, A., Stefansson, K., Steinbach, G., Steinthorsdottir, V., Stirrups, K., Strawbridge, R.J., Stringham, H.M., Sun, Q., Suo, C., Syvänen, A.C., Takayanagi, R., Takeuchi, F., Tay, W.T., Teslovich, T.M., Thorand, B., Thorleifsson, G., Thorsteinsdottir, U., Tikkanen, E., Trakalo, J., Tremoli, E., Trip, M.D., Tsai, F.J., Tuomi, T., Tuomilehto, J., Uitterlinden, A.G., Valladares-Salgado, A., Vedantam, S., Veglia, F., Voight, B.F., Wang, C., Wareham, N.J., Wennauer, R., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Wilsgaard, T., Wilson, J.F., Wiltshire, S., Winckler, W., Wong, T.Y., Wood, A.R., Wu, J.Y., Wu, Y., Yamamoto, K., Yamauchi, T., Yang, M., Yengo, L., Yokota, M., Young, R., Zabaneh, D., Zhang, F., Zhang, R., Zheng. W., Zimmet, P.Z., Altshuler, D., Bowden, D.W., Cho, Y.S., Cox, N.J., Cruz, M., Hanis, C.L., Kooner, J., Lee, J.Y., Seielstad, M., Teo, Y.Y., Boehnke, M., Parra, E.J., Chambers, J.C., Tai, E.S., McCarthy, M.I., Morris, A.P., Genome-wide trans-ancestry meta-analysis provides insight into the genetic architecture oftype 2 diabetes susceptibility. Nature Genetics 2014; 46(3): 234-44.
  51. Markar, S. R., Pinto, D., Penna, M., Karthikesalingam, A., Bulathsinghala, B. K., Kumaran, K., Hashemi, M., Fernando, R., A comparative international study on the management of acute appendicitis between a developed country and a middle income country. International Journal of Surgery 2014; 12(4): 357-60.
  52. Mathurageethan, M., Kahathuduwa, C., Badanasinghe, N., Corea, E., Fernando, R., Melioidosis associated with chronic osteomyelitis and visceral organ abscesses. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(2): 41-42.
  53. Moratuwagama, H. M. D., Jayathilake, A., Somarathna, T., Hewavisenthi, J., An unusual cause of death of a Hb E/? Thalassaemia patient. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2014; 9(1): 37-40.
  54. Motha, M. B., Palihawadana, T. S., Perry, D. J., Recurrent pregnancy loss and thrombophilia. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(1): 1-3.
  55. Navarro, J. C., Gan, H. H., Lao, A. Y., Baroque, A. C., Hiyadan, J. H., Chua, C. L., San Jose, M. C., Advincula, J. M., Bousser, M. G., Chen, C. L., CHIMES Study Investigators (38), de Silva, H. CHIMES Study Investigator, Ranawaka, U. CHIMES Study Investigator, Wijekoon, N. CHIMES Study Investigator, Baseline characteristics and treatment response of patients from the Philippines in the CHIMES study. International Journal of Stroke 2014; 9(Supp A100): 102-105.
  56. Nishad, A. A., de Silva, I. S., Perera, H. L., Pathmeswaran, A., Kasturiratne, K. T. A. A., Premawardhena, A. P., Role of red cell distribution width in screening for Hb Etrait in population ccreening for hemoglobin disorders. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2014; 36(8): e490-2.
  57. Nusliha, A., Dalpatadu, U., Amarasinghe, B., Chandrasinghe, P. C., Deen, K. I., Congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP); a polyposis registry experience. BMC Research Notes 2014; 7(1): 734.
  58. Osborne, A. J., Hawkins, S. C., Pournaras, D. J., Chandratilake, M., Welbourn, R., An Evaluation of operative self-assessment by UK postgraduate trainees. Medical Teacher 2014; 36(1): 32-7.
  59. Palihawadana, T. S., Dissanayake, D. M. A. B., Wijesinghe, P. S. , Seneviratne, H. R. , Wasalthilaka, C. , Dias, T. , A Study on Factors Associated with Clomifene Resistance in Infertile Women with WHO Group II Anovulation at a Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(3): 71-73.
  60. Palihawadana, T. S., Goonewardene, I. M. R., Motha, M. B. C., Williams, H. S. A., Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(3): 61-65.
  61. Palihawadana, T. S., Motha, M. B. C. , Dias, T. D. , Wijesinghe, P. S. , An Audit on Performance of Medical Students of the University of Kelaniya in Completing the Clinical Tasks during their Final . Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 79-82.
  62. Palihawadana, T. S., Wasalthilaka, C., Dias, T., The apt use of symphysio - fundal height chart during antenatal follow up: A multicenter audit. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(4): 96-98.
  63. Paranitharan, P., Perera, W. N. S., Hulathduwa, S. R., Beyond autopsies: treading new horizons. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2014; 5(1): 9-11.
  64. Peiris-John, R. J., Attanayake, S., Daskon, L., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Ameratunga, S., Disability studies in Sri Lanka: priorities for action. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014; 36(20): 1742-48.
  65. Perera, B. P., Should the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) discuss the cause and manner of death with the family of the deceased?. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(1): 32.
  66. Perera, H. K. K., Vijaykrishna, D., Premarathna, A. G., Jayamaha, C. J., Wickramasinghe, G., Cheung, C. L., Yeung, M. F., Poon, L. L., Perera, A. K., Barr, I. G., Guan, Y., Peiris, M., Molecular Epidemiology of Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 Virus among Humans and Swine, Sri Lanka. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2014; 20(12): 2080-4.
  67. Perera, H.P., Wickramasuriya, C.D., Perera, P.J., Pathmeswaran, A., Knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV among newly registered antenatal mothers in MOH area Ragama. Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology 2014; 5(1): 31-34.
  68. Perera, M. N., Abeysena, H. T. C. S., Evidence update on the use of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of bronchial asthma. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2014; E5: 1-3.
  69. Perera, P. J., Fernando, M. P., Samaranayake, R., Head circumference during infancy in a birth cohort of Sri Lankan children: are we using the correct chart?. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(4): 136-38.
  70. Perera, P. J., Fernando, M. P., Warnakulasooriya, T. D., Ranathunga, N., Effect of feeding practices on dental caries among preschool children: a hospital based analytical cross sectional study. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014; 23(2): 272-7.
  71. Perera, P. J., Sandamal, Y. S., Randeny, S., Benign intracranial hypertension following vitamin A megadose. Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59(1): 31.
  72. Perera, P., Fernando, M., Meththananda, S., Samaranayake, R., Accuracy of measuring axillary temperature using mercury in glass thermometers in children under five years: a cross sectional observational study. Health 2014; 6(16): 2115-2120.
  73. Perera, P.J., Fernanado, M.P., Ranathunga, N., Sampath, W., Samaranayake, R., Meththananda, S., Growth parameters of srilankan children during infancy: A comparison with world health organization Multicentre growth reference study. Journal of Human Growth and Development 2014; 24(1): 11-15
  74. Perera, U., Abeysena, C., Prevalence of overweight and obesity in grade five students in schools of Gampaha medical officer of health area. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2014; 19(2): 11-16.
  75. Prasanga, D. P. G. G. M., Dias, T. D. , Palihawadena, T. S., Gunathilaka, S. N. M. P. K. , Herath, H. M. R. , Wasalathilaka, C. D. , Mirror syndrome: a rare presentation with a trisomy 21 fetus . Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(3): 83-84.
  76. Premaratna, R., Ariyaratna, N., Attanayake, C., Bandara, W., Chandrasena, N., de Silva, J., Rickettsial infection among military personnel deployed in Northern Sri Lanka. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014; 14(1): 688.
  77. Rajindrajith, S., Constipation in children: From misty to understanding. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2014; 43(3): 121-141.
  78. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Benninga, M. A., Obesity and functional gastrointestinal diseases in children. Journal of Neurogastroenterology Motility 2014; 20(3): 414-6.
  79. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Lakmini, C., Subasinghe, V., de Silva, D. G. H., Benninga, M. A., Association Between Child Maltreatment and Constipation: a School Based Survey Using Rome III Criteria. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2014; 58(4): 486-90.
  80. Ramanayake, R. P. J. C., de Silva, A. H. W., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekera, R. D. N., Athukorala, L. A. C. L., Fernando. K. A. T., Referral communications: Bridging the gap between primary care doctors and specialists. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine 2014; 12(7): 10-16.
  81. Ramanayake, R. P. J. C., de Silva, A. H. W., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekera, R. D. N., Athukorala, L. A. C. L., Fernando. K. A. T., Training medical students in general practices: Patients' attitudes. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine 2014; 12(6): 35-42.
  82. Ramanayake, R. P. J. C., de Silva, A. H. W., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekera, R. D. N., Athukorala, L. A. C. L., Fernando, K. A. T., Referral Communications in Sri Lanka; Views of General Practitioners. Scientific Research Journal 2014; 2(6): 17-22.
  83. Ramanayake, R. P. J. C., de Silva, A. H. W., Perera, D. P., Sumanasekera, R. D. N., Athukorala, L. A. C. L., Fernando, K. A. T., Structured Referral Form; Is it a solution for problems of referral communication in Sri Lanka. European International Journal of Science and Technology 2014; 3(6): 10-18.
  84. Ramanayake, R.P., Ranasingha, S., Lakmini, S., Management of emergencies in general practice: role of general practitioners. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 2014; 3(4): 305-8.
  85. Ranawaka, U.K., Guillain-Barre syndrome - a Sri Lankan profile. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians 2014; 45: 6-15.
  86. Ranaweera, L., Kaewsutthi, S., Win Tun, A., Boonyarit, H., Poolsuwan, S., Lertrit, P., Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations. Journal of Human Genetics 2014; 59(1): 28-36.
  87. Ranjithatharsini, M., Deen, K., Kumarage, S., Liyanage, C., Siriwardana, R., Gunathilake, B., Nasojejunal feeding versus feeding jejunostomy after upper gastrointestinal surgery. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(2): 26-31.
  88. Rasanjana, D. P. L., Dias, T., Prenatal management of fetal supravevtricular tachycardia. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(4): 102-103.
  89. Ratnayake, R. M. U. S., Somarathna, T. , Mahendra, B. A. G. G. , Hewavisenthi, S. J. , Follow up of histopathology and cytopathology reports that are duly signed out - are standard procedures required?. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2014; 9(2): 23-27.
  90. Redmon, J. H., Elledge, M. F., Womack, D. S., Wickremashinghe, R., Wanigasuriya, K. P., Peiris-John, R. J., Lunyera, J., Smith, K., Raymer, J. H., Levine, K. E., Additional perspectives on chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka-lessons learned from the WHO CKDu population prevalence study. BMC Nephrology 2014; 15(1): 125.
  91. Rodrigo, W. W., Dassanayake, R. S., Karunanayake, E. H., Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S., Weerasena, O.V., Heterologous expression, chaperone mediated solubilization and purification of parasitic nematode-specific growth factor-like protein of Setaria digitata. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2014; 7(2): 85-92.
  92. Rodrigo, W. W., Dassanayake, R. S., Weerasena, S. J., Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S., Novel parasitic nematode-specific protein of bovine filarial parasite Setaria digitata displays conserved gene structure and ubiquitous expression. Tropical Biomedicine 2014; 31(3): 514-524.
  93. Salgado, L.S.S., Hasan, R., Perera, A.A.M.M.S.L., Wijesundara, W.M.R.D., Anuradha, W.K., Variations of the Superficial Palmar Arch in a Sri Lankan Perspective: A Cadaveric Study. GSTF Journal of Advances in Medical Research (JAMR) 2014; 1(2): 61-67.
  94. Samarakoon, S. R., Kotigala, S. B., Gammana-Liyanage, I., Thabrew, I., Tennekoon, K. H., Siriwardana, A., Galhena, P. B., effect of the decoction of the aerial parts of Flueggea leucopyrus on human endometrial carcinoma (AN3CA) cells. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2014; 13(6): 873-880.
  95. Samaraweera, N. Y., Abeysena, H. T. C. S. , Liyanage, T. , Taft, A. J. , The quality of interaction between Public Health Nursing Sister and Public Health Midwife during supervision in Maternal and Child Health Care settings in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2014; E6: 1-9.
  96. Silva, H., Siriwardana, R. C., Niriella, M. A., Dassanayake, A. S., Liyanage, C. A. H., Gunathilake, B., de Silva, H. J., Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among potential live liver donors-a preliminary experience from Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2014; 33(6): 573-4.
  97. Tillakaratne, M. S. B., Ekanayake, C. S., Wijenayake, W., Deen, K. I. , Use of a rectus abdominis muscle cube to seal presacral venous haemorrhage. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(4): 22-23.
  98. Torgerson, P. R., de Silva, N. R., Fèvre, E. M., Kasuga, F., Rokni, M. B., Zhou, X. N., Sripa, B., Gargouri, N., Willingham, A. L., Stein, C., The Global burden of foodborne parasitic diseases: an update. Trends in Parasitology 2014; 30(1): 20-6.
  99. Waidyatilaka, I., de Silva, A., de Lanerolle-Dias, M., Wickremasinghe, R., Atukorala, S., Somasundaram, N., Lanerolle, P., Lifestyle patterns and dysglycaemic risk in urban Sri Lankan women. British Journal of Nutrition 2014; 112(6): 952-7.
  100. Wanigasinghe, J., Gamaathige, N. I. S., Sumanasena, S. M., Weerasekera, M., Ohtahara syndrome due to bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2014; 43(1): 57-58.
  101. Wickremasinghe, R., Fernando, S. D., Thillekaratne, J., Wijeyaratne, P. M., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme. Malaria Journal 2014; 13(1): 186.
  102. Wijayasinghe, Y.S., Blumenthal, R.M., Viola, R.E., Producing proficient methyl donors from alternative substrates of S - Adenosylmethioninesynthetase. American journal of physiology. Biochemistry 2014; 53: 1521 - 1526.
  103. Wijekoon, C. N., Dassanayake, K. M. M. P., Pathmeswaran, A., Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and empirical prescribing practices in adult in patients with urinary tract infection: is there a need for changing clinical practices?. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2014; 4(1): 9-21.
  104. Wijewantha, H. S., de Silva, A. P., Niriella, M. A., Wijesinghe, N., Waraketiya, P., Kumarasena, R. S., Dassanayake, A. S., Hewawisenthi, J. de S., de Silva, H. J., Usefulness of routine terminal ileoscopy and biopsy during colonoscopy in a tropical setting: a retrospective record-based study. Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2014; 2014: 343849.
  105. Williams, S., Rajapakse, T., Suicide and attempted suicide. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 5(2): 37-39.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2013)

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  89. Ranasinghe, S., Wickremasinghe, R., Munasinghe, A., Hulangamuwa, S., Sivanantharajah, S., Seneviratne, K., Bandara, S., Athauda, I., Navaratne, C., Silva, O., Wackwella, H., Matlashewski, G., Wickremasinghe, R., Cross-sectional study to assess risk factorsfor leishmaniasis in an endemic region in Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2013; 89(4): 742-9.
  90. Ranawaka, C. K., Miththinda, J. K. , Senanayake, S. M., de Alwis, W. R., Mufeena, M. N., Niriella, M. A., Dassanayake, A. S., de Silva, A. P., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, H. J., Validation of the Sinhala version of the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire(CLDQ) for assessment of health related quality of life among Sri Lankan cirrhotics. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(4): 156-62.
  91. Ranawaka, U. K., Lalloo, D. G., de Silva, H. J., Neurotoxicity in snakebite--the limits of our knowledge. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2013; 7(10): e2302.
  92. Ranawaka, U. K., Rajindrajith, E. G. D. S., Perera, K. V. H. K. K., Dassanayake, K. M., Premaratna, B. A. H. R., de Silva, H. J., Clinical profile and difficulties in diagnosis of central nervous system infections in adult patients in a tertiary care hospital. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(1): 26-8.
  93. Ratnatunga, K., Deen, K., Prasad, R., A protocol for dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvic floor. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2013; 32(1): 43-48.
  94. Rishard, M., Vithanachchi, K., Gunawardena, K., Dias, T., Fetal anterior neck lump and the patency of airway: The ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT procedure). Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013; 35(3): 86-87.
  95. Rodrigo, A., Foo, L., Majoor, J., Have primary mental health teams lived up to their expectations?. Australasian Psychiatry 2013; 21(2): 127-30.
  96. Rodrigo, A., Majoor, J., Minson, F., Jayakody, K., Recent trends in psychotherapy training among psychiatrists in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Psychiatry 2013; 21(2): 182-3.
  97. Rodrigo, A., Owada, K., Wainer, J., Baker, R., Williams, S., Comparison of suicide rates in Sri Lanka during and after the civil war. Australasian Psychiatry 2013; 21(4): 410.
  98. Rodrigo, K. M. D., Premaratna, R., de Silva, H. J., Corea, E., Melioidosis as a cause of femoral osteomyelitis and multifocal intramuscular abscess around the hip joint in a farmer: a case report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013; 3(1): 50-54.
  99. Rodrigo, M. D. A., Dissanayake, A. U. G. I. P., Galhenage, J., Wijesinghe, S., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., Job satisfaction and mental health of Sri Lankan doctors. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2013; 3 (1): 14-17.
  100. Rodrigo, R., Atapattu, N., de Silva, K., IPEX syndrome with membrano-proliferative nephrotic syndrome.Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(1): 43-4.
  101. Senanayake, H., Dias, T., Jayawardena, A., Maternal mortality and morbidity: epidemiology of intensive care admissions in pregnancy. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013; 27(6): 811-20.
  102. Senanayake, M. P., Rodrigo, R., Extreme food refusal resulting in pellagra in a toddler living in the 'maize belt' of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2013; 41(3): 166-67.
  103. Senanayake, S. M., Fernandopulle, A. N., Niriella, M. A., Wijesinghe, N. T., Ranaweera, A., Mufeena, M. N., Pathmeswaran, A., Navarathne, N. M., de Silva, A. P., de Silva, H. J., The Long-term outcomes of a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with ulcerative colitis: a retrospective study at two national referral centers and review of literature. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 2013; 6: 195-200.
  104. Shanmugaraja, Y., Kumarasiri, S. G., Wahalawatte, S. L., Wanigasekara, R. V., Begam, P., Jayasinghe, P. K., Padeniya, T., Dias, T., Sri Lankan fetal/ birthweight charts:validation of global reference for fetal weight and birthweight percentiles. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(2): 62-65.
  105. Simonis, N., Migeotte, I., Lambert, N., Perazzolo, C., de Silva, D. C., Dimitrov, B., Heinrichs, C., Janssens, S., Kerr, B., Mortier, G., Van Vliet, G., Lepage, P., Casimir, G., Abramowicz, M., Smits, G., Vilain, C., FGFR1 mutations cause Hartsfield syndrome, the unique association of holoprosencephaly and ectrodactyly. Journal of Medical Genetics 2013; 50(9): 585-92.
  106. Siriwardana, R. C., Liyanage, C. A. H., Bulathsindhala, B. K. H., Major hepatectomy for hepatoma invading the main portal vein. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(1): 30.
  107. Siriwardana, R. C., Liyanage, C. A. H., Gunethileke, M. B., Hepatocellular carcinoma in Sri Lanka - where do we stand?. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(2): 14-18.
  108. Siriwardana, R. C., Niriella, M. A., Liyanage, C. A. H., Wijesuriya, S. R. E., Gunathilaka, B., Dassanayake, A. S., de Silva, H. J., Cryptogenic cirrhosis is the leading cause for listing for liver transplantation in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2013; 32(6): 397-99.
  109. Stranecky, V., Hoischen, A., Hartmannova, H., Zaki, M. S., Chaudhary, A., Zudaire, E., Noskova, L., Baresova, V., Pristoupilova, A., Hodanova, K., Sovova, J., Hulkova, H., Piherova, L., Hehir-Kwa, J. Y., de Silva, D., Senanayake, M. P., Farrag, S., Zeman, J., Martasek, P., Baxova, A., Afifi, H. H., St Croix, B., Brunner, H. G., Temtamy, S., Kmoch, S., Mutations in ANTXR1 cause GAPO syndrome. American Journal of Human Genetics 2013; 92(5): 792-9.
  110. Sunderalingam, V., Kanapathipillai, T., Edirisinghe, P. A. S., Dassanayake, K. M., Premawansa, I. H., Dengue viral myositis complicated with Rhabdomyolysis and superinfection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases 2013; 2013: 194205.
  111. Venketasubramanian, N., Young, S., Tay, S. S., Chang, H. M., Umapathi, T., Chan, B., de Silva, A., Wong, L., Navarro, J., Zhao, Y. D., Tan, S. B., Chen, C., Chinese medicine NeuroAiD efficacy stroke recovery-extension study (CHIMES-E study): an observational multicenter study to investigate the longer term efficacy of NeuroAiD in stroke recovery. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2013; 35 Suppl 1: 18-22.
  112. Vithana, P. V., Ariyaratne, M., Jayawardana, P., Quality of breast cancer early detection services conducted by well woman clinics in the district of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2013; 14(1): 75-80.
  113. Vithana, P.V., Hemachandra, N.N., Ariyaratne, M., Jayawardana, P., Qualitative assessment of breast cancer early detection services provided through well woman clinics in the district of Gampaha in Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2013; 14(12): 7639-44.
  114. Waidyatilaka, I., Lanerolle, P., Wickremasinghe, R., Atukorala, S., Somasundaram, N., de Silva, A., Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in South Asian women: time to review current recommendations?. PLoS One 2013; 8(3): e58328. [Epub 2013 Mar 5].
  115. Wanigasinghe, J., Mettananda, S., de Silva, K. S., Gunethilake, S., Multiple subcutaneous folds in oculocerebrorenal syndrome of Lowe. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(1): 37-8.
  116. Wanigasinghe, J., Rodrigo, R., Dissanayake, P., Epidermal naevus syndrome: 2 cases with a rare triad. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2013; 42(1): 52-53.
  117. Warushahennadi, J., Perera, W. N. S., Paranitharan, P., A Study on detainees: effects of war on health and rights. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2013; 4(1): 6-9.
  118. Wickremasinghe, A. R., Peiris-John, R., Nandasena, S., Delzell, E., Tipre, M., Sathiakumar, N., Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri Lanka. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2013; 56(1): 1-10.
  119. Wijegunawardana, A. D., Gunawardane, N. S., Hapuarachchi, C., Manamperi, A., Gunawardena, K., Abeyewickrama, W., Latif, B., Evaluation of PCR-ELISA as a tool for monitoring transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti in District of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2013; 3(5): 381-7.
  120. Zano, S., Wijayasinghe, Y.S., Malik, R., Smith, J., Viola, R.E., Relationship between enzyme properties and disease progression in Canavan disease. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease 2013; 36: 1-6.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2012)

  1. Abeyewickreme, W., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Karunatilake, K., Sommerfeld, J., Axel, K., Community mobilization and household level waste management for dengue vector control in Gampaha district of Sri Lanka; an intervention study. Pathogens and Global Health 2012; 106(8): 479-87.
  2. Abeysena, C., Jayamanna, K., Dep, S., Completeness of consent forms in research proposals submitted to an ethics review committee. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2012; 9(2): 100-3.
  3. Abeysena, C., Jayawardana, P., Peiris, U., Factor structure and reliability of the 30-item Sinhala version of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 5(2): 150-3.
  4. Abeysena, C., Jayawardana, P., Peiris, U., Factor structure and reliability of the 12-item Sinhala version of General Health Questionnaire. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health 2012; 4(8): 1606-1613.
  5. Abeysena, C., Peiris, U., Jayawardana, P., Rodrigo, A., Validation of the Sinhala version of 30-item General Health Questionnaires. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health 2012; 4(7): 1373-1381.
  6. Abeysundara, P. K., Padumadasa, G. S., Tissera, W. G., Wijesinghe, P. S., Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis and oophoritis associated with endometriosis and uterine leiomyoma presenting as intestinal obstruction. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2012; 38(8): 1115-7.
  7. Abeysuriya, V., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Perera, P. J., Kasturiratne, A., Iodine concentration in common potable water sources in the estates of Ratnapura district and thyroid status of children. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2012; 41(4): 176-79.
  8. Abeysuriya, V., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Perera, P. J., Kasturiratne, A., Consumption pattern of iodised salt in households and serum TSH levels among 5-9 year old children in the plantation sector of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 69-74.
  9. Al-Eraky, M. M., Chandratilake, M., How medical professionalism is conceptualised in Arabian context: A validation study. Medical Teacher 2012; 34: S90-S95.
  10. Amarasekera, M., Gunawardena, N. K., de Silva, N. R., Douglass, J. A., O Hehir, R. E., Weerasinghe, A., Impact of helminth infection on childhood allergic diseases in an area in transition from high to low infection burden. Asia Pacific Allergy 2012; 2(2): 122-8.
  11. Amarasiri, D. L., Pathmeswaran, A., Dassanayake, A. S., de Silva, A. P., Ranasinha, C. D., de Silva, H. J., Esophageal motility, vagal function and gastroesophageal reflux in a cohort of adult asthmatics. BMC Gastroenterology2012; 12: 140.
  12. Ariyaratne, M. H. J., Exploring infections as an aetiological agent of breast carcinoma. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2012; 30(2): 20-23.
  13. Ariyaratne, M. H. J., Jayatunge, D. N. U., The Value of sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2012; 30(1): 5-8.
  14. Bartlett, G., Zgheib, N., Manamperi, A., Wang, W., Hizel, C., Kahveci, R., Yazan, Y., Pharmacogenomics in primary care: a cucial entry point for global personalized medicine?. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 2012; 10: 101-05.
  15. Blacksell, S. D., Jarman, R. G., Gibbons, R. V., Tanganuchitcharnchai, A., Mammen, M. P. Jr., Nisalak, A., Kalayanarooj, S., Bailey, M. S., Premaratna, R., de Silva, H. J., Day, N. P. J., Lalloo, D. G., Comparison of seven commercial antigen and antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for detection of acute dengue infection. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 2012; 19(5): 804-10.
  16. Chandratilake, M., The Journey of Imparting the Morality of Medicine. Journal of Medical Research and Education 2012; 01: 8-10.
  17. Chandratilake, M. N., McAleer, S., Gibson, J.,Professionalism: the indicator of a civilized and exemplary medical profession (the leading article). Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 57-60.
  18. Chandratilake, M., McAleer, S., Gibson, J., Cultural similarities and differences in medical professionalism: a multi-region study. Medical Education 2012; 46: 257-66.
  19. Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., Felknor, S. A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Serra, C., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R. R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M., Warnakulasuriya, S. S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M. R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M. H., Sarquis, L. M., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M. V., Quintana, L. A., Rojas, M., Salazar Vega, E. J., Harris, E. C., Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J. M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F. G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M. M., Pesatori, A. C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Sirk, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R. J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Yoshimura, N., Kielkowski, D., Kelsall, H. L., Hoe, V. C., Urquhart, D. M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Gray, A., The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study: methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample. PLoS One 2012; 7(7): e39820; [Erratum in: PLoS One.2012; 7(10)].
  20. de Silva, A. P., Nandasiri, S. D., Hewavisenthi, J., Manamperi, A., Ariyasinghe, M. P., Dassanayake, A. S., Jewell, D. P., de Silva, H. J., Subclinical mucosal inflammation in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a tropical setting. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2012; 47(6): 619-24.
  21. de Silva, N. R., Jayawickrama, H., Can we eliminate soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka?. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(1): 1-4.
  22. de Silva, N. R., Priyabhashini, G. D. C., Godage, P. K., Premakumara, P., Pathmeswaran, A., Feasibility of introducing General English as an university entry requirement for Medicine: results of a national survey. Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies 2012; 2(2): 23-42.
  23. Deen, K. I., The Making of a modern day surgeon. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2012; 30(2): 1.
  24. Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Aerophagia among Sri Lankan schoolchildren: epidemiological patterns and symptom characteristics. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2012; 54(4): 516-20.
  25. Devanarayana, N. M., Rajindrajith, S., Rathnamalala, N., Samaraweera, S., Benninga, M. A., Delayed gastric emptying rates and impaired antral motility in children fulfilling Rome III criteria for functional abdominal pain. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2012; 24(5): 420-5, e207.
  26. Dias, T., Senanayake, H., Ruwanpura, L., Pathirana, P., Dissanayake, P., Intra-uterine fetal blood transfusion. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2).
  27. Dias, T., Thilaganathan, B., Elective birth at 37 weeks of gestation versus standard care for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy at term: the Twins Timing of Birth Randomised Trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 119(13): 1676.
  28. Dias, T., Thilaganathan, B., Is first-trimester crown-rump length associated with birthweight?. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 119(3): 380.
  29. Dias, T., Screening - 1 of 2: Fetal growth restriction. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34(1): 29-32.
  30. Dias, T., Fetal growth restriction- pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of uteroplacental insufficiency before 34 weeks. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34(3): 128-30.
  31. Dias, T., Management of pregnancies with high risk of severe haemolytic disease of the fetus. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34(4): 176-78.
  32. Edirisinghe, P. A. S., The Management of unknown or unidentified deceased alleged to be involved in road traffic accidents; are we helping adequately to provide justice to them?. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2012; 3(1): 4-6.
  33. Fernando, A. D., Developing pathways for a safer childhood. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2012; 41(1): 3-8.
  34. Fernando, R. F., Chandrasinghe, P. C., Pathmeswaran, A., The Prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis after universal salt iodisation in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(3): 116-9.
  35. Fernando, S., Hysterectomy-need of a paradigm shift. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34: 33-36.
  36. Galhena, P. B., Samarakoon, S. R., Thabrew, M. I., Weerasinghe, G. A., Thammitiyagodage, M. G., Ratnasooriya, W., Tennekoon, K. H., Anti-Inflammatory activity is a possible mechanism by which the polyherbal formulation comprised of Nigella sativa (Seeds), Hemidesmus indicus (Root), and Smilax glabra (Rhizome) mediates its antihepatocarcinogenic effects. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012; 108626.
  37. Gunaratna, R. I., Handunnetti, S. M., Bulathsinghalage, M. R. C., Somaratne, P., Jayanaga, A., de Silva, H. J., Rajapakse, S., Serum nitrite levels in Sri Lankan patients with leptospirosis. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012; 5(1): 75-78.
  38. Gunasekera, H. A. K. M., Senanayake, C. P., Mendis, L., Sunil-Chandra, N. P., Japanese encephalitis virus infection in an endemic area: hospital based study 1998 to 2000. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012; (1): 19-27.
  39. Hankey, G. J., Eikelboom, J. W., Yi, Q., Lees, K. R., Chen, C., Xavier, D., Navarro, J. C., Ranawaka, U. K., Uddin, W., Ricci, S., Gommans, J., Schmidt, R., VITATOPS trial study group, Antiplatelet therapy and the effects of B vitamins in patients with previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a post-hoc subanalysis of VITATOPS, a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurology 2012; 11(6): 512-20.
  40. Hankey, G. J., Eikelboom, J. W., Yi, Q., Lees, K. R., Chen, C., Xavier, D., Navarro, J. C., Ranawaka, U. K., Uddin, W., Ricci, S., Gommans, J., Schmidt, R., VITAmins TO Prevent Stroke (VITATOPS) Trial Study Group, Treatment with B vitamins and incidence of cancer in patients with previous stroke or transient ischemic attack: results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Stroke 2012; 43(6): 1572-7.
  41. Hewavisenthi, S. J. de S., Granulomatous colitis: Can pathology help in differentiating intestinal tuberculosis from Crohns disease?. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2012; 7(1): 24-32.
  42. Kannathasan, S., Murugananthan, A., Rajeshkannan, N., de Silva, N. R., Cutaneous Larva Migrans among Devotees of the Nallur Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. PLoS One 2012; 7(1): e30516.
  43. Kitulwatte, I. D. G., A Case of sudden death following minor intentional trauma; pathologist's contribution to the decision on the manner of death. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2012; 3(1): 7-9.
  44. Kodikara, S, Paranitharan, P., Pollanen, M. S., The Role of the Armanni-Ebstein lesion, hepatic steatosis, biochemical analysis and second generation antipsychotic drugs in fatal diabetic ketoacidosis. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 2012; 20(2): 108-111.
  45. Kottahachchi, D. C., Balasooriya, B. L., Panangala, L., Ranawaka, U. K., Two siblings with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(3): 128-9.
  46. Mahendra, B. A. G. G., Hewavisenthi, S. J. de S., Synovial sarcoma. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2012; 7(1): 68-69.
  47. Manamperi, A., Huzair, F., Capacity building in genomic medicine and molecular diagnostics: the case of Sri Lanka. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 2012; 10(3): 185-94.
  48. Marasinghe, N. C., Siriwardana, R. C., Wijesuriya, S. R. E., Liyanage, C. A. H., de Silva, H. J., Aortic patch reconstruction of superior mesenteric and celiac axis in a deceased donor liver transplantation. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(3): 123.
  49. McGregor, C. A., Paton, C., Thomson, C., Chandratilake, M., Scott, H., Preparing medical students for clinical decision making: a pilot study exploring how students make decisions and the perceived impact of a clinical decision making teaching intervention. Medical Teacher 2012; 34(7): e508-e517.
  50. Memmo, A., Dias, T., Mahsud-Dornan, S., Papageorghiou, A. T., Bhide, A., Thilaganathan, B., Prediction of selective fetal growth restriction and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in monochorionic twins. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 119(4): 417-21.
  51. Mitui, M. T., Chandrasena, T. G. A. N., Chan, P. K. S., Rajindrajith, S., Nelson, E. A. S., Leung, T. F., Nishizono, A., Ahmed, K., Inaccurate identification of rotavirus genotype G9 as genotype G3 strains due to primer mismatch. Virology Journal 2012; 9: 144.
  52. Nandasena, S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Lee, K., Sathiakumar, N., Indoor fine particle (PM2.5) pollution exposure due to secondhand smoke in selected public places of Sri Lanka. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012; 55(12): 1129-36.
  53. Nandasena, S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Sathiakumar, N., Air pollution and public health in developing countries: Is Sri Lanka different?. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2012; 17(2): 21-42.
  54. Nandasena, S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Sathiakumar, N., Biomass fuel use for cooking in Sri Lanka: analysis of data from national demographic health surveys. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012; 55(12): 1122-8.
  55. Nandasena, S., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Sathiakumar, N., Respiratory health status of children from two different air pollution exposure settings of Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012; 55(12): 1137-45.
  56. Napolitano, R., Melchiorre, K., Arcangeli, T., Dias, T., Bhide, A., Thilaganathan, B., Screening for pre-eclampsia by using changes in uterine artery Doppler indices with advancing gestation. Prenatal Diagnosis 2012; 32(2): 180-4.
  57. Nawasiwatte, B. M. T. P., Premaratna, R., Amarasinghe, B., de Silva, H. J., Neck stiffness and papilloedema due to Harada syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 88-9.
  58. Nishad, A. A. N., Herath, R., Silva, G. R. C., Mohamed, R., Wijesinghe, P., Padumadasa, S., Premawardhena, A., Premaratna, R., A Fatal case of dissecting aortic root aneurysm due to undiagnosed Marfan syndrome in the puerperium. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34: 55-57.
  59. Nishad, A.A.N., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickramasinghe, A.R., Premawardhena, A., The Thal-index with the BTT prediction.exe to discriminate ß-thalassaemia traits from other microcytic anaemias. Thalassemia Reports 2012; 2(1): e1.
  60. Nusliha, A., Fernando, F. R., Deen, K. I., Dalpatadu, K. U. A., Prasanna, W. L. A. D. A., Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and papillary thyroid cancer: A rare form of familial cancer syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2012; 30(1): 34-35.
  61. Palihawadana, T. S., Wijesinghe, P. S., Seneviratne, H. R., Aetiology of infertility among females seeking treatment at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 79-83.
  62. Paranitharan, P., Perera, W. N. S., Ranantunge, I. D. J., Ratnayake, W. R. A. D. T. D., Do the print media help the medical science? An analysis of forensic related contents in newspaper articles. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2012; 3(1): 10-12.
  63. Perera, P., Mettananda, S., A Sri Lankan infant with vaccine associated acute flaccid paralysis. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(1): 42-3.
  64. Perera, P. J., Abeyweera, N. T., Fernando, M. P., Warnakulasuriya, T. D., Ranathunga, N., Prevalence of dental caries among a cohort of preschool children living in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka: a descriptive cross sectional study. BMC Oral Health 2012; 12: 49.
  65. Perera, P. J., Disanayake, D., Fernando, M. P., Warnakulasooriya, T. D., Ranathunga, N., Knowledge and practices related to helminth infections among mothers living in a suburban area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2012; 43(6): 1326-32.
  66. Perera, P. J., Ranathunga, N., Fernando, M. P., Sampath, W., Samaranayake, G. B., Actual exclusive breastfeeding rates and determinants among a cohort of children living in Gampaha district Sri Lanka: A prospective observational study. International Breastfeeding Journal 2012; 7(1): 21.
  67. Prabodha, L. B., Dias, D. K., Nanayakkara, B. G., de Silva, D. C., Chandrasekharan, N. V., Ileyperuma, I., Evaluation of 22q11.2 deletion in Cleft Palate patients. Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery 2012; 2(2): 121-6.
  68. Premaratna, R., Liyanaarachchi, E. W., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J., Bandara, N. K. B. K. R. G. W., de Silva, H. J., A patient with spotted fever group rickettsiosis mimicking connective tissue disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(3): 127-8.
  69. Premaratna, R., Rodrigo, K. M. D. J., Anuratha, A., de Alwis, V. K. D., Perera, U. D. C. A., de Silva, H. J., Repeated dengue shock syndrome and 'dengue myocarditis' responding dramatically to a single dose of methyl prednisolone. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012; 16(7): e565-9.
  70. Premaratna, R., Weerasinghe, S., Ranaweera, A., Chandrasena, T. G. A. N., Bandara, N. W., Dasch, G. A., de Silva, H. J., Clinically helpful rickettsial disease diagnostic IgG titers in relation to duration of illness in an endemic setting in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2012; 5: 662.
  71. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Subtypes and Symptomatology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children and Adolescents: A School-based Survey Using Rome III Criteria. Journal of Neurogastroenterology Motility 2012; 18(3): 298-304.
  72. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Adhikari, C., Pannala, W., Benninga, M. A., Constipation in children: an epidemiological study in Sri Lanka using Rome III criteria. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2012; 97(1): 43-5.
  73. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Benninga, M. A., Children and adolescents with chronic constipation: how many seek healthcare and what determines it?. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2012; 58(4): 280-5.
  74. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N. M., Perera, B. J. C., Rumination syndrome in children and adolescents: a school survey assessing prevalence and symptomatology. BMC Gastroenterology 2012; 12: 163.
  75. Ranasinghe, S., Zhang, W. W., Wickremasinghe, R., Abeygunasekera, P., Chandrasekharan, V., Athauda, S., Mendis, S., Hulangamuwa, S., Matlashewski, G., Pratlong, F., Leishmaniadonovani zymodeme MON-37 isolated from an autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis patient in Sri Lanka. Pathogens and Global Health 2012; 106(7): 421-24.
  76. Ranawaka, U. K., Wanigatunga, C., de Abrew, A., Wimalachandra, M., Goonaratna, C., The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry - five years young, and growing. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 95-6.
  77. Rashid, M., Rashid, M. H., Malik, F., Herath, R. P., Hyperemesis gravidarum and fetal gender: a retrospective study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 32(5): 475-8.
  78. Ratnayake, R. M. U. S., Hewavisenthi, S. J. de S., Histological study of macroscopically normal mucosa adjacent to tumour in colorectal resection specimens. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology 2012; 7(1): 33-41.
  79. Rodrigo, A., Majoor, J., Stamping the message: psychiatric themes in philately. Australasian Psychiatry 2012; 20(3): 188-92.
  80. Rodrigo, A., Wijesinghe, C., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., Changes in attitudes toward psychiatry with introduction of a new curriculum: experiences of a Sri Lankan medical school. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 3(1): 14-16.
  81. Rodrigo, D., Perera, R., de Silva, J., Classic polyarteritis nodosa associated with hepatitis C virus infection: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012; 6(1): 305.
  82. Rodrigo, K. M. D. J., Premaratna, R., Chandrasena, T. G. A. N., de Silva, N., de Silva, H. J., Marked eosinophilia due to intestinal strongyloidiasis in an immunocompetent patient. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(4): 172-173.
  83. Roff, S., Chandratilake, M. N., McAleer, S., Gibson, J., Medical student rankings of proposed sanction for unprofessional behaviours relating to academic integrity: results from a Scottish medical school. Scottish Medical Journal 2012; 57(2): 76-79.
  84. Samarakoon, S.R., Thabrew, I., Galhena, P.B., Tennekoon, K.H., Modulation of apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2 cells) by a standardized herbal decoction of Nigella sativa seeds, Hemidesmus indicus roots and Smilax glabra rhizomes with anti- hepatocarcinogeniceffects. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012; 12: 25.
  85. Samarakoon, S.R., Thabrew, I., Galhena, P.B., Tennekoon, K.H., Effect of standardized decoction of Nigella sativa seed, Hemidesmusindicus root and Smilax glabra rhizome on the expression of p53 and p21 genes in human hepatoma cells (HepG2) and mouse liver with chemically-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2012; 11(1): 51-61.
  86. Schoeman, S., Chandratilake, M., The Weak relationship between anatomy competence and clinical skills in junior medical students. Anatomical Sciences Education 2012; 5(4): 217-24.
  87. Schoeman, S., Chandratilake, M., The Anatomy competence score - a new marker for anatomical ability. Anatomical Sciences Education 2012; 5(1): 33-40.
  88. Senanayake, K.J., Fernando, R., Salgado, S., Jayanthi, M., Does the position of external branch of superior laryngeal nerve change with the height of the patients and the length of the larynx. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2012; 4(1): 1-2.
  89. Senanayake, M. P., Mettananda, S. G., Metastatic calcification: Be watchful when renal failure complicates renal tubular acidosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2012; 41(3): 148.
  90. Senanayake, M. P., Rodrigo, R., Lamahewage, A., Abeygunasekera, S., An infant with massive haemobilia due to cavernous transformation of the portal vein. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(1): 44-5.
  91. Senanayake, S. M., Niriella, M. A., Weerasinghe, S. K., Kasturiratne, A., de Alwis, J. P., de Silva, A. P., Dassanayake, A. S., de Silva, H. J., Survival of patients with alcoholic and cryptogenic cirrhosis without liver transplantation: a single center retrospective study. BMC Research Notes 2012; 2(5): 663.
  92. Silva, N., Peiris-John, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Senanayake, H., Sathiakumar, N., Cadmium a metalloestrogen: are we convinced?. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2012; 32(5): 318-32.
  93. Siriwardana, R. C., Wijesuriya, S. R. E., Liyanage, C. A. H., Eversion thrombectomy for partial portal vein thrombosis during living donor liver transplantation. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2012; 30(1): 30.
  94. Sunil-Chandra, N. P., Sri Lanka future trends in veterinary public health and emerging viral diseases. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (supp) 2012; 59: 1-9.
  95. Thadchanamoorthy, V., De Silva, S., Sarathchandra, J., Kumarendran, B., Prospective analysis of ventilated patients in the Paediatric Medical Intensive Care Unit of Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2012; 41(3): 114-17.
  96. Wai, K. T., Arunachalam, N., Tana, S., Espino, F., Kittayapong, P., Abeyewickreme, W., Hapangama, D., Tyagi, B. K., Htun, P. T., Koyadun, S., Kroeger, A., Sommerfeld, J., Petzold, M., Estimating dengue vector abundance in the wet and dry season: implications for targeted vector control in urban and peri-urban Asia. Pathogens and Global Health 2012; 106(8): 436-45.
  97. Warnakulasuriya, S. S. P., Peiris-John, R. J., Sivayogan, S., Sathiakumar, N., Coggon, D., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Work-related musculoskeletal Disorders among mail sorting officers in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2012; 17(2): 43-50.
  98. Warnakulasuriya, S. S., Peiris-John, R. J., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Musculoskeletal pain in four occupational populations in Sri Lanka. Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England) 2012; 62(4): 269-72.
  99. Wickramasinghe, N., Gunasekara, C. N., Fernando, W. S., Hewavisenthi, J., de Silva, H. J., Vulvitis granulomatosa, Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, and Crohn's disease: dramatic response to infliximab therapy. International Journal of Dermatology 2012; 51(8): 966-8.
  100. Wijegunawardana, N. D., Gunawardene, Y. I. N. S., Manamperi, A., Senarathne, H., Abeyewickreme, W., Geographic information system (GIS) mapping of lymphatic filariasis endemic areas of Gampaha District, Sri Lanka based on epidemiological and entomological screening. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2012; 43(3): 557-66.
  101. Wijesinghe, P. S., Herath, R. P., Abeysundara, I. D. H. P. K., A Qualitative study on patients' perceptions of expectant management of first trimester incomplete miscarriage. Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57: 145-49.
  102. Yeganeh-Arani, E., Chandratilake, M., Muula, A. S., Factors affecting career preferences of medical students at the College of Medicine in Malawi. South African Medical Journal 2012; 102(4): 257-59.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2011)

  1. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P. Reliability of period of gestation determined by ultrasound scan measurements. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2011; 3(5): 334-39.
  2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P Sleep deprivation, physical activity and low income are risk factors for inadequate weight gain during pregnancy: a cohort study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2011;37 (7):734-40.
  3. Abeysena C, Jayawardena P. Body mass index and gestational weight gain in two selected Medical Officer of Health areas in the Gampaha District.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2011; 16(1):30-34
  4. Abeysuriya V, Deen K, Dassanayake B, Kumarage S, Navarathne N, Pathirana A. Idiopathic pancreatitis is a consequence of an altering spectrum of bile nucleation time. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 26;4(1):163.
  5. Amarasekera M. Immunoglobulin E in health and disease. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2011; 1(1):12-15.
  6. Blacksell SD, Tanganuchitcharnchai A, Jarman RG, Gibbons RV, Paris DH, Bailey MS, Day NPJ, Premaratna R, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Poor diagnostic accuracy of commercial antibody-based assays for the diagnosis of acute Chikungunya infection. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 2011; 18(10):1773-75.
  7. Blacksell SD, Jarman RG, Bailey MS, Tanganuchitcharnchai A, Jenjaroen K, Gibbons RV, Paris DH, Premaratna R, de Silva HJ, Lalloo DG, Day NPJ. Evaluation of six commercial point-of-care tests for diagnosis of acute dengue infections: the need for combining NS1 antigen and IgM/IgG antibody detection to achieve acceptable levels of accuracy. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 2011;18(12):2095-101.
  8. Chandrasena TGAN, Gunawardena NK, Premaratna R, de Silva NR. Ultrasonographic visualisation of live Wuchereria bancrofti adult worms in situ Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):82-3.
  9. Chandrasinghe PC, Liyanage CAH. Clopidogrel and Surgical Intervention: A point to ponder. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2011; 29(1):10-14.
  10. Chandrasinghe PC, Abeyranthe IGKP, Fernando RF. Lymphangioma of the spleen in an asymptomatic patient. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2011; 29(2):100-02. Case Report
  11. Dalpatadu KUA, Anwar N, Wijesuriya SRE, Kumarage SK, Amarasinghe B, Deen KI. Usesof a familial adenomatous polyposis registry. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011;56 (2): 66-69.
  12. Dassanayake AS, Kasturiratne A, Niriella MA, Kalubovila U, Rajindrajith S, de Silva AP, Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Prevalence of Acanthosis Nigricans in an urban population in Sri Lanka and its utility to detect metabolic syndrome. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 4(1):25.
  13. Dassanayake BK, Samita S, Deen, RYI, Wickramasinghe NSA, Hewavisenthi J, Deen KI. Local recurrence of rectal cancer in patients not receiving neoadjuvant therapy – the importance of resection margins.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(4):159-61.
  14. de Silva AP, Kumarasena RS, Keragala SDP, Kalubowila U, Niriella M, Dassanayake AS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. The prone 12 o'clock position reduces ileal intubation time during colonoscopy compared to the left lateral 6 o'clock (standard) position. BMC Gastroenterology. 2011; 4;11:89.
  15. de Silva HA, Pathmeswaran A, Ranasinha CD, Jayamanne S, Samarakoon SB, Hittharage A, Kalupahana R, Ratnatilaka GA, Uluwatthage W, Aronson JK, Armitage JM, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Low-dose adrenaline, promethazine, and hydrocortisone in the prevention of acute adverse reactions to antivenom following snakebite: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS Medicine.2011;May 8(5): e1000435.
  16. Devanarayana NM, Adhikari C, Pannala W, Rajindrajith S. Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal diseases in a cohort of Sri Lankan adolescents: comparison between Rome II and Rome III criteria.Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2011;57(1):34-9.
  17. Devanarayana NM, Rajindrajith S. Bowel habits and behaviors related to defecation in 10- to 16-year-olds: impact of socioeconomic characteristics and emotional stress.Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2011;52(5):569-73.
  18. Devanarayana NM, Mettananda S, Liyanarachchi C, Nanayakkara N, Mendis N, Perera N, Rajindrajith S. Abdominal pain-predominant functional gastrointestinal diseases in children and adolescents: prevalence, symptomatology, and association with emotional stress.Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition. 2011;53(6):659-65.
  19. Edirisinghe PAS, Kitulwatte IDG, Amarasena WDJK, Wellagiriya IKST, Lawrence NA. Study on medical experts input in crime scene investigations (CSI); Is there room for improvement? a preliminary study for a national audit. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1):7-13
  20. Edirisinghe PAS , Kitulwatta IDG, Shihanada AAS, Bulathsinhala BAAR. Justice delayed-justice denied; a study on time intervals of medico-legal examinations, reporting and giving evidence in cases of alleged child abuse victims Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 20-26
  21. Edirisinghe PAS. Picture story: Facial Injuries in females. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 45
  22. Gambheera H. Williams, S. Psychiatric Training in Sri Lanka and its relevance to South Asia.South Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(2):17-20
  23. Gunawardena K, Kumarendran B, Ebenezer R, Gunasingha MS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N. Soil-transmitted helminth infections among plantation sector schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: prevalence after ten years of preventive chemotherapy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2011;5(9):e1341.
  24. Herath RP, Wijesinghe PS. Management of morbidly adherent placenta.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 33(2): 39-44.
  25. Herath RP, Singh N, Oligbo N. Antenatal uterine rupture in a pregnancy following microwave endometrial ablation. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 31(1):82-3.
  26. Hewage SN, Salgado LS, Fernando GMO, Liyanage PLCK, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Selection of medical students in Sri Lanka: time to re-think criteria? Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(1): 22-28.
  27. Kitulwatta IDG, Edirisingha PAS, Ratnayake T. Child victims in medico-legal autopsy . Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1):27-33.
  28. Kitulwatta IDG, Pollanen MS. A case of fatal pressure on the neck in a woman with a stab injury. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 46-48.
  29. Kooner JS, Saleheen D, Sim X, Sehmi J, Zhang W, Frossard P, Been LF, Chia KS, Dimas AS, Hassanali N, Jafar T, Jowett JB, Li X, Radha V, Rees SD, Takeuchi F, Young R, Aung T, Basit A, Chidambaram M, Das D, Grundberg E, Hedman AK, Hydrie ZI, Islam M, Khor CC, Kowlessur S, Kristensen MM, Liju S, Lim WY, Matthews DR, Liu J, Morris AP, Nica AC, Pinidiyapathirage JM, Prokopenko I, Rasheed A, Samuel M, Shah N, Shera AS, Small KS, Suo C, Wickremasinghe AR, Wong TY, Yang M, Zhang F; DIAGRAM; MuTHER, Abecasis GR, Barnett AH, Caulfield M, Deloukas P, Frayling TM, Froguel P, Kato N, Katulanda P, Kelly MA, Liang J, Mohan V, Sanghera DK, Scott J, Seielstad M, Zimmet PZ, Elliott P, Teo YY, McCarthy MI, Danesh J, Tai ES, Chambers JC. Genome-wide association study in individuals of South Asian ancestry identifies six new type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci. Nature Genetics. 2011; 43(10): 984-89.
  30. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Seneviratne AN.Organic causation of morbid jealousy. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011;4(4):258-60.
  31. Lansakara N, Wickramasinghe AR, Seneviratne HR.. Feeling the blues of infertility in a South Asian context: psychological well-being and associated factors among Sri Lankan women with primary infertility.Women Health. 2011 Jun 21;51(4):383-99.
  32. Mahran MA, Herath RP, Sayed AT, Oligbo N. Laparoscopic management of genital prolapse.Archives of Gynecology and Obstetetrics 2011;283(5):1015-20.
  33. Manamperi A, Gunawardene NS, Wellawatta C, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva HJ. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in a group of Sri Lankan patients with chronic infection. Tropical Biomedicine. 2011; 28(2): 320-4.
  34. Mettananda DS, de Silva KS. Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 in an infant. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):71-2.
  35. Mohamed F, Perera A, Wijayaweera K, Kularatne K, Jayamanne S, Eddleston M, Dawson A, Konradsen F, Gunnell D. The prevalence of previous self-harm amongst self-poisoning patients in Sri Lanka.Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2011; 46(6):517-20.
  36. Munasinghe MA, Abeysena C, Yaddehige IS, Vidanapathirana T, Piyumal KP. Blood sugar lowering effect of Coccinia grandis (L.) J. Voigt: path for a new drug for diabetes mellitus. Experimental Diabetes Research.2011;2011:978762.
  37. Pearson M, Konradsen F, Gunnell D, Dawson AH, Pieris R, Weerasinghe M, Knipe DW, Jayamanne S, Metcalfe C, Hawton K, Wickramasinghe AR, Atapattu W, Bandara P, de Silva D, Ranasinghe A, Mohamed F, Buckley NA, Gawarammana I, Eddleston MA Community-based cluster randomised trial of safe storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka: study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2011 Nov 21;11:879.
  38. Peiris HS, Wickremasinghe AR, Balasubramanium K. Private health insurance profits: the need to take a closer look. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011 Sep;56(3):136-8.
  39. Perera PJ, Fernando M, Warnakulasuria T, Ranathunga N. Feeding practices among children attending child welfare clinics in Ragama MOH area: a descriptive cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 Nov 21;6:18.
  40. Perera ULMS, Perera WNS, Wijerathne NASP. A sudden death of a prisoner a rere case of adult presentation of Bochdalec hernia. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011 ;1(1): 52-54
  41. Perera N, Abeysena C. Psychosocial Stress, standing time and overweight are risk. Factors for pregnancy induced hypertension: A case control study.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2011; 16(1):35-39
  42. Perera WNS, Paranitharan P. A maternal death due to an illegal abortion.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2011; 2(1): 4-6.
  43. Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Dassanayake AS, Rajindrajith S, Kalubowila U, Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a rural, physically active, low income population in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 4(1):513.
  44. Premaratna, R Rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2011, 42, 11-15 P.B. Fernando Oration 2010 DOI:
  45. Premaratna R, Jayasinghe KGNU, Liyanaarachchi EW, Weerasinghe OMS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. Effect of a single dose of methyl prednisolone as rescue medication for patients who develop hypotensive dengue shock syndrome during the febrile phase: a retrospective observational study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011; 15(6):e433-4.
  46. Premaratna R, Liyanaarachchi E, Weerasinghe M, de Silva HJ. Should colloid boluses be prioritized over crystalloid boluses for the management of dengue shock syndrome in the presence of ascites and pleural effusions?BMC Infectious Diseases. 2011;11:52.
  47. Premaratna R, Galappaththy G, Chandrasena N, Fernando R, Nawasiwatte T, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. What clinicians who practice in countries reaching malaria elimination should be aware of: lessons learnt from recent experience in Sri Lanka.Malaria Journal. 2011; 10: 302.
  48. Premaratna R, Halambarachchige LP, Nanayakkara DM, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Bandara NKBKRGW de Silva HJ. Evidence of acute rickettsioses among patients presumed to have chikungunya fever during the chikungunya outbreak in Sri Lanka.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011; 15(12):e871-73.
  49. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM. Constipation in children: novel insight into epidemiology, pathophysiology and management. Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2011 ; 17(1): 35-47.
  50. Rajindrajith S, Mettananda S, Devanarayana NM. Constipation during and after the civil war in Sri Lanka: a Paediatric Study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2011; 57(6):439-43.
  51. Rodrigo MD, Perera D, Eranga VP, Williams SS, Kuruppuarachchi KA. The knowledge and attitude of primary school teachers in Sri Lanka towards childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):51-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v56i2.3108
  52. Silva, N, Senanarake, H Peiris-John R, Wickremasinghe R. Demographic, biological and dietary characteristics associated with endometriosis in a group of Sri Lankan women.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 33(3): 91-97.
  53. Senanayake MP, Mettananda DSG. Vidyatilake S. Profound thrombocytopenia and generalized hyperpigmentation following pyrimethamine use.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2011; 40(3): 134-135
  54. Singh N, Rashid M, Herath RP. How can we reduce negative laparoscopies for pelvic pain? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 31(1):62-68.
  55. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Byron R, Greisman HA, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ, Sabath DE, Groudine M, Orkin SH, Premawardhena A, Bender MA. A functional element necessary for fetal hemoglobin silencing. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011; 365(9): 807-14. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1103070 Comment in : N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 1;365(9):852-4.
  56. Sarin SK, Kumar A, Angus PW, Baijal SS, Baik SK, Bayraktar Y, Chawla YK, Choudhuri G, Chung JW, de Franchis R, de Silva HJ, Garg H, Garg PK, Helmy A, Hou MC, Jafri W, Jia JD, Lau GK, Li CZ, Lui HF, Maruyama H, Pandey CM, Puri AS, Rerknimitr R, Sahni P, Saraya A, Sharma BC, Sharma P, Shiha G, Sollano JD, Wu J, Xu RY, Yachha SK, Zhang C; Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Working Party on Portal Hypertension. Diagnosis and management of acute variceal bleeding: Asian Pacific Association for Study of the Liver recommendations.Hepatology International. 2011; 5(2):607-24.
  57. Waduge R, Rodrigo A, Peris U.Imposing restrictions on pornography: its potential impact and effectiveness in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(1): 6-8
  58. Wanigasinghe J, Mettananda SG, Kodikara Arachchi DS. A case of Kleine-Levin syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(3): 132-33.
  59. Wickremasinghe AR, Peiris-John RJ, Wanigasuriya, KP. Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka: trying to unravel the mystery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(4): 143-46.
  60. Wijerathne LT, Williams SS, Rodrigo MDA, Peris MUPK, Kawamura N, Wickramasinghe AR. Variation of Kessler’s psychological distress scale among the Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry.2011; 2(2): 21-25.
  61. Wijesinghe PS, Padumadasa GS, Palihawadana TS, Marleen FS. A trial of expectant management in incomplete miscarriage. Ceylon Medical Journal.2011; 56(1): 10-13.
  62. Wijesuriya SRE, Deen KI. Urinary catheter bulb mimicking obstructed femoral hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2011 Dec;81(12):944 No abstract available.
  63. Wilks MF, Tomenson JA, Fernando R, Ariyananda PL, Berry DJ, Buckley NA, Gawarammana IB, Jayamanne S, Gunnell D, Dawson A. Formulation changes and time trends in outcome following paraquat ingestion in Sri Lanka.Clinical Toxicology(Phila). 2011; 49(1):21-28.
  64. Williams S.Developing research capacity in mental health in South Asia. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(1):1-3.
  65. Williams SS, Hewage SN, Karandawala IR. Mental health research trends in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):61-65.
  66. Williams SS, Wijesinghe CA, Jayamanne SF, Buckley NA, Dawson AH, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Delayed psychological morbidity associated with snakebite envenoming. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.2011; Aug 5(8):e1255.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2010)

  1. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P. Maternal and social determinants of excessive weight gain during pregnancy: a cohort study.International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2010; 02(10): 348-59.
  2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, de A Seneviratne R. Effect of psychosocial stress on maternal complications during pregnancy: A cohort study.International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2010; 02(12): 436-48.
  3. Abeysena HTCS, Jayawardana PL, Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe U. Knowledge of basic epidemiological and statistical concepts among doctors in selected Sri Lankan hospitals.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010; 15(1):45-51.
  4. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P. Inter-rater variability of ultrasound scan measurement.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010; 15(1):52-58.
  5. Abeysena C. Adverse pregnancy outcome: do we know the risk factors.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010; 15(2):1-6.[College Oration]
  6. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P. Assessment of foetal growth retardation: small for gestational age. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010; 15(2):32-5.
  7. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, Seneviratne Rde A. Effect of psychosocial stress and physical activity on preterm birth: a cohort study.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2010; 36(2):260-67.
  8. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, Seneviratne Rde A. Effect of psychosocial stress and physical activity on low birth weight: a cohort study.Journal of of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2010; 36(2):296-303.
  9. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, Wickremasinghe R, Wickramasinghe U. Evidence-based medicine : knowledge, attitudes, and practices among doctors in Sri Lanka.Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. 2010; 3(2):83-7. [Epub 2010 Apr 28].
  10. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, de A Seneviratne R. Maternal haemoglobin level at booking visit and its effect on adverse pregnancy outcome.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetetrics and Gynaecology. 2010; 50(5):423-7. [Epub 2010 Sep 1].
  11. Abeysuriya V, Deen KI, Navarathne NM. Biliary microlithiasis, sludge, crystals, microcrystallization, and usefulness of assessment of nucleation time.Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International. 2010; 9(3):248-53.Review.
  12. Abeysuriya V, Salgado LS, Samarasekera DN. The distribution of the anal glands and the variable regional occurrence of fistula-in-ano: is there a relationship?Techniques in Coloproctology. 2010; 14(4):317-21. [Epub 2010 Oct 15].
  13. Ahmed K, Batuwanthudawe R, Chandrasena TGAN, Mitui MT, Rajindrajith S, Galagoda G, Pun SB, Uchida R, Kunii O, Moji K, Abeysinghe N, Nishizono A, Nakagomi O. Rotavirus infections with multiple emerging genotypes in Sri Lanka. Archives of Virology.2010;155(1):71-5. [Epub 2009 Nov 17].
  14. Allen A, Fisher C, Premawardhena A, Peto T, Allen S, Arambepola M, Thayalsutha V, Olivieri N, Weatherall D. Adaptation to anemia in hemoglobin E-ß thalassemia.Blood. 2010; 116(24):5368-70. [Epub 2010 Sep 10].
  15. Amarasekera M, Rathnamalala N, Samaraweera S, Jinadasa M. Prevalence of latex allergy among healthcare workers.International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. 2010; 23(4):391-6.
  16. Amarasekera NDDM, Gunawardena NK, de Silva NR, Weerasinghe A. Prevalence of childhood atopic diseases in the Western Province of Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(1):5-8.
  17. Amarasiri LD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, Ranasinha CD, de Silva J. Comparison of a composite symptom score assessing both symptom frequency and severity with a score that assesses frequency alone: a preliminary study to develop a practical symptom score to detect gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in a resource-poor setting.European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2010; 22(6):662-8.[Epub 2009 May 30].
  18. Amarasiri LD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ, Ranasinha CD. Prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms and reflux-associated respiratory symptoms in asthma. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2010; 10:49.
  19. Bell DJ, Wijegunasinghe D, Samarakoon S, Palipana H, Gunasekera S, de Silva HA, Lalloo DG, Ranawaka UK, de Silva HJ. Neurophysiological findings in patients 1 year after snake bite induced neurotoxicity in Sri Lanka.Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010; 104(5):351-6. [Epub 2010 Jan 22].
  20. Chackrewarthy S, Thabrew MI, Weerasuriya MK, Jayasekera S. Evaluation of the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of an ethylacetate fraction of Artocarpus heterophyllus (jak) leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.Pharmacognosy Magazine. 2010; 6(23):186-90.
  21. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Williams S, Siribaddana SH. Hemoglobin variants in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2010; 41(5):1247-51.
  22. Chandrasena TGAN, Balasooriya BA, Imbulpitiya IV, de Silva NR. A survey for intestinal parasites in a psychiatric institution in Sri Lanka.Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2010; 104(7):605-8. No Abstract Available
  23. Chandrasinghe PC, Ariyaratne MHJ. Current concepts in management of chronic wounds. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2010; 28(2): 2-5.
  24. Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Statins and the liver.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(2):37-9. No Abstract Available
  25. Deen KI. The Changing face of the journal. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2010; 28(2): 1
  26. De Silva AP. Evidence basesd guidelines for preparation of patients before upper gastrointestinal endoscopy(UGIE).Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2010; 41(1):19-25. [Dr E. V. Pieris Memorial Oration 2009]
  27. De Silva AP, Niriella MA, Perera H, Aryasingha S, Kalubovila U, Manchanayake J, Dassanayake AS, Devanarayana NM, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. Is a six hour fast after a rice meal sufficient before upper gastrointestinal endoscopy?Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2010; 45(7-8):987-91.
  28. de Silva NR. The changing face of malaria in Sri Lanka: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2010; 8:47 –50.
  29. De Silva N, Hall A. Using the prevalence of individual species of intestinal nematode worms to estimate the combined prevalence of any species.PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2010; 4(4):e655. .
  30. de Silva NR & Wickremasinghe R. Counting malaria out – what progress? Indian Journal of Medical Research 2010; 131, 475 - 477.
  31. Devanarayana NM, Rajindrajith S. Association between constipation and stressful life events in a cohort of Sri Lankan children and adolescents.Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2010; 56(3):144-8. [Epub 2009 Aug 20].
  32. Devanarayana NM. Recurrent abdominal pain in children: a Sri Lankan perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2010; 39(3): 79-92.[C.C. de Silva Oration]
  33. Dissanayake DMAB, Wijesinghe PS, Ratnasooriya W, Wimalasena S. Relationship between seminal plasma zinc and semen quality in a sub fertile population.Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences. 2010; 3(3):124-8.
  34. Edirisinghe PAS. A Café Coronary Death due to a 'Banana'.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2010; 1(1): 22-24.
  35. Edirisinghe PAS. Subarachnoid haemorrhage as a cause of death: a review of forensic autopsies conducted in Edinburgh.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2010; 1(2):14-19.
  36. 33Edirisinghe PAS. Postmortem examinations of deaths in police custody - challenges faced by forensic pathologists in Sri Lanka in relation to causal factors.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2010; 1(2):25-27.
  37. Edirisinghe A, Samarasekara A. Sudden unexpected death of an infant. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):122-3.
  38. Edirisinghe PAS, Kitulwatte IG. Homicidal firearm injuries: a study from Sri Lanka.Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology.2010; 6(2): 93-8.[Epub 2010 Feb 19].
  39. Fernando R, Bandara DMSM, de Silva A, Renuka MDS, Atulugama N. Thyroid volume in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients: a preliminary report. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(3): 92. [Resaech Letter]
  40. Fernando R, Bandara DMSM, Perera WATM. Pleomorphic adenoma of palate. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2010; 28(1): 9
  41. Gawarammana IB, Roberts DM, Mohamed F, Roberts MS, Medley G, Jayamanne S, Dawson A. Acute human self-poisoning with bispyribac-containing herbicide Nominee: a prospective observational study. Clinical Toxicology (Phila). 2010; 48(3):198-202.
  42. Geary TG, Woo K, McCarthy JS, Mackenzie CD, Horton J, Prichard RK, de Silva NR, Olliaro PL, Lazdins-Helds JK, Engels DA, Bundy DA. Unresolved issues in anthelmintic pharmacology for helminthiases of humans. International Journal of Parasitology. 2010; 40(1): 1-13. [Epub 2009 Nov 20]. Review.
  43. Hapuarachchi HC, Bandara KB, Sumanadasa SD, Hapugoda MD, Lai YL, Lee KS, Tan LK, Lin RT, Ng LF, Bucht G, Abeyewickreme W, Ng LC. Re-emergence of Chikungunya virus in South-east Asia: virological evidence from Sri Lanka and Singapore.Journal of General Virology. 2010 Apr;91(Pt 4):1067-76. Epub 2009 Dec 2.
  44. Hapugoda MD, de Silva NR, Khan B, Dayanath MYD, Gunesena S, Prithimala LD, Abeyewickreme W. A Comparative retrospective study of RT-PCR-based liquid hybridization assay for early, definitive diagnosis of dengue.Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010; 104(4): 279-82. [Epub 2010 Feb 8].
  45. Karunanayake AL, Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Wickremasinghe AR. Prevalence and predictors of osteoporosis in an urban Sri Lankan population.International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 2010; 13(4):
  46. Karunasekera KAW, Fernando AD, Jayasinghe CY. Impact of corticosteroid therapy on lifestyles in asthmatic children from Sri lanka.Indian Pediatrics. 2010; 47(5):433-5.
  47. Kitulwatte ID, Kim PJ, Pollanen MS. Sudden death related myocarditis: a study of 56 cases.Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. 2010; 6(1):13-9. [Epub 2009 Nov 29].
  48. Kumarasena RS, Mananjala, Senanayake SM, Sivaraman K, de Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, Premaratna R, Wijesiriwardena B, de Silva HJ. Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue-associated acute liver failure.Hepatology International. 2010; 4(2):533-34.
  49. Kumarasena RS, Niriella MA, Kalubowila U, de Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Bleeding from oesophageal ulceration induced by endoscopic variceal ligation for primary prophylaxis.Gut. 2010; 59(11):1586. [Epub 2010 Aug 30]. Research Letter
  50. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT, Weerasinghe GDSSK, Peris MUPK, Williams SS. A Study of intimate partner violence among females attending a Teaching Hospital out-patient department.Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2010; 1(2):60-63.
  51. Liyanage CAH, Jayaweera KKDG, Deen KI. Clopidogrel and Surgery “be aware” Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2010; 28(1): 1-4
  52. Mahendra G, Kliskey K, Athanasou NA. Immunophenotypic distinction between pigmented villonodular synovitis and haemosiderotic synovitis. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2010; 63(1):75-8
  53. Manamperi A, Nugawela P, Gunawardene NS, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva J. RNA positivity rates among anti-HCV reactive blood donors in Sri Lanka: a preliminary study. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2010 Jul-Sep;28(3):264-5. (Research Letter)
  54. Mettananda KCD, De Silva ST, Premawardhena AP. Mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta due to Aspergillus species.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(1):20-1.
  55. Navarathne NM, Abeysuriya V, Ileperuma A, Thoufeek UL. Endoscopic observations around the gastroesophageal junction in patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease in South Asia.Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2010; 29(5):184-6. [Epub 2010 Oct 13].
  56. Nawarathne NM, Thoufeek UL, Abeysuriya V, Ileperuma A. Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in Sri Lankan adults--single unit experience.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(4):134-5. Research Letter
  57. Nandasena YL, Wickremasinghe AR, Sathiakumar N. Air pollution and health in Sri Lanka: a review of epidemiologic studies.BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:300.Review.
  58. Niriella MA, De Silva AP, Dayaratne AHGK, Ariyasinghe MHADP, Navarathne MMN, Peiris RSK, Samarasekara DN, Satharasinghe RL, Rajindrajith S, Dassanayake AS, Wickramasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in two districts of Sri Lanka: a hospital based survey.BMC Gastroenterology. 2010; 10:32.
  59. Olivieri NF, Thayalsuthan V, O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Rigobon C, Muraca G, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ. Emerging insights in the management of hemoglobin E beta thalassemia.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2010; 1202:155-7.
  60. Ooi CJ, Fock KM, Makharia GK, Goh KL, Ling KL, Hilmi I, Lim WC, Kelvin T, Gibson PR, Gearry RB, Ouyang Q, Sollano J, Manatsathit S, Rerknimitr R, Wei SC, Leung WK, de Silva HJ, Leong RWL; Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Asia-Pacific consensus on ulcerative colitis. Journal ofGastroenterology and Hepatology. 2010; 25(3):453-68.Review.
  61. Palihawadana TS, Dasanayake, DMAB, Harshanie A, Wijesinghe PS. Chlamidia trachomatis infection in an infertile population, a cross sectional study.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2010; 32(4): 85-88..
  62. Pathirana, A, Siriwardana, RC , Deen, KI, Rupasinghe Y. A Case of embryonal sarcoma of the liver.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(3): 90
  63. Perera KVHKK, Chan KH, Ma E, Peiris JSM. Influenza virus infections among a sample of hospital attendees in Ragama, Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(2):40-4.
  64. Premaratna R, Nawasiwatte BMTP, Niriella MA, Chandrasena TGAN, Bandara NKBKRGW, Rajapakse RP, de Silva HJ. Scrub typhus mimicking enteric fever; a report of three patients.Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010; 104(4):309-10. [Epub 2009 Sep 17].
  65. Premaratna R, Rajapakse RPVJ, Chandrasena TGAN, Nanayakkara DM, Bandara NKBKRGW, Kularatna SAM, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ.Contribution of rickettsioses in Sri Lankan patients with fever who responded to empirical doxycycline treatment.Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.2010;104(5):368-70.
  66. Rajapaksha WRAS, Paranitharan P, Perera WNS. A Clinical case of an 'alleged assault': are they fabricated injuries?Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2010; 1(1):32-35.
  67. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, Benninga MA. Constipation-associated and nonretentive fecal incontinence in children and adolescents: an epidemiological survey in Sri Lanka.Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 2010; 51(4):472-76.
  68. Samarakoon SR, Thabrew I, Galhena PB, De Silva D, Tennekoon KH. A Comparison of the cytotoxic potential of standardized aqueous and ethanolic extracts of a polyherbal mixture comprised of Nigella sativa (seeds), Hemidesmus indicus (roots) and Smilax glabra (rhizome).Pharmacognosy Research. 2010;2(6):335-42.
  69. Samaraweera Y, Abeysena C. Maternal sleep deprivation, sedentary lifestyle and cooking smoke: Risk factors for miscarriage: A case control study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetetrics and Gynaecology 2010; 50(4):352-57.
  70. Satarasinghe SL, De Silva AP, Arulnithy K, Abeyratne PD, Jayawardana MAR. Aetiology and other features of a cohort of adult Sri Lankans presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2010;41(2):57-60
  71. Siriwardana RC, Wijesuriya SRE, Kumarage SK, Deen KI. Synchronous liver metastasis in colorectal cancer in Sri Lanka.Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2010; 29(4):149-51.[Epub 2010 Aug 26]. .
  72. Siriwardana RC, Renuka S, Kumarage S. Laparoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic option in evaluating chronic unexplained right iliac fossa pain.Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24(11): 2793-5. [Epub 2010 Apr 8].
  73. Wijekoon CN, Wijekoon PW. Dengue hemorrhagic fever presenting with acute pancreatitis.Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2010; 41(4):864-66.
  74. Wijesinghe MSD, Abeysena C. Selected aspects of quality of care received by the diabetes mellitus patients attending diabetic and medical clinics at National Hospital Sri Lanka.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010; 15(2):12-17.
  75. Wijesinghe RS, Wickremasinghe AR. Quality of life in filarial lymphoedema patients in Colombo, Sri Lanka.Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010; 104(3):219-24. [Epub 2009 Sep 30].
  76. Wijesuriya SRE, Siriwardana R, Deen K. Education and imaging. hepatobiliary and pancreatic: carcinoid tumor with cystic liver metastases. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2010; 25(3):647.
  77. Wijesuriya SRE, Kuruppuarachchi KG, Weerasinghe A, Hewavisenthi J, Deen KI. Detection of micrometastases in lymph nodes using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for cytokeratin 20 (CK-20)--a pilot study. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(3):77-79.
  78. Wijesuriya SRE, Delriviere L, Mitchell A. Gall bladder cancer and Mirizzi syndrome: alternative explanation to the common belief.The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2010; 80(1-2):116-17.
  79. Wijesuriya SRE, Hewavisenthi J, Deen KI. Patients with rectal cancer having neoadjuvant chemoradiation do not have increased complications of ileostomy closure. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(4): 115-17.

 

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2009)

  1. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, DE A Seneviratne R. Maternal sleep deprivation is a risk factor for small for gestational age: a cohort study.Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2009; 49(4): 382-7.
  2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, Senevirathne R De A. Risk factors for spontaneous abortion. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2009; 14(1): 14-19.
  3. Abeysena C, Wijerathne, L, Jayawardana P. Prevalence of disability in Ragama MOHarea. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies. 2009: 11:107-120
  4. Ariyaratne MHJ,Dilesha WL,New concepts of breast cancer aetiology.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009:27(2):31-37
  5. Balasooriya BL, Fonseka HF, Williams S, Premawardhena A. Oro-genital ulcers with a positive pathergy test in acute myeloid leukaemia.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(4):131-2. Case Report.
  6. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Waikar HD. Biochemical changes associated withnreperfusion after off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2009 Fall;39(4):372-7.
  7. Chandrasena N, Rajindrajith S, Ahmed K, Pathmeswaran A, Nakagomi O. Hospital-based study of the severity and economic burden associated with rotavirus diarrhea in Sri Lanka. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2009;4(4): 379-86
  8. Chandratilake MN &de Silva NR. Identifying poor concordance between the ‘planned’ and the ‘hidden’ curricula at a time of curriculum change in a Sri Lankan medical school using the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education 2009; 3 (2): 15 – 19.
  9. Dassanayake AS, Kasturiratne A, Rajindrajith S, Kalubowila U, Chakrawarthi S, de Silva AP, Makaya M, Mizoue T, Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Prevalence and risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among adults in an urban Sri Lankan population. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(7): 1284-8.
  10. De Silva AP, Amarasiri L, Liyanage MN, Kottachchi D, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. One-hour fast for water and six-hour fast for solids prior to endoscopy provides good endoscopic vision and results in minimum patient discomfort. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(6): 1095-7..
  11. De Silva AP, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayaka TGI, Dassanayake AS, Duminda HKKJ, Pathmeswaran A, Wickramasinghe AR, de Silva HJ.Osteoporosis in adult Sri Lankan inflammatory bowel disease patients.World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009; 15(28): 3528-31.
  12. De Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: confronting the global epidemic requires better awareness. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(11):1705-07.
  13. De Silva NR, Wijesundara MKdeS. Parasitic infection of the nervous system, with an update on free-living aerobic infections. Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 2009; 7(1):49-53.
  14. Devanarayana NM, Rajindrajith S, de Silva HJ. Recurrent abdominal pain in children. Indian Pediatrics. 2009; 46(5): 389-99. Review.
  15. Dissanayake D, Wijesinghe PS, Ratnasooriya WD, Wimalasena S. Effects of zinc supplementation on sexual behavior of male rats. Journal of Human Reproduction Science. 2009; 2(2):57-61.
  16. Dissanayake DMAB, Palihawadana PS, Herath HMRP, Wimalasena S, Ratnasooriya WD,Wijesinghe PS. A Study to access the prevalence of zinc abnormalities and the effect of zinc on semen parameters in subfertile population. Sri Lanka Bulletin of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. 2009; 1(1):15-21
  17. Edirisinghe PA, Kitulwatte ID. Extreme violence--homicide; an analysis of 265 cases from the offices of JMO Colombo and Ragama--a study from Sri Lanka. Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 2009; 11 Suppl 1:S363-5.
  18. Fernando, AD. Karunasekera, W.Juvenile victimisation in a group of young Sri Lankan adults. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009;54(3) 80-84 Erratum in: Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009;54(4):127.
  19. Fernando ED,Deen KI.Consideration of the blood supply of the ileocecal segment in valve preserving right hemicolectomy. Clinical Anatomy. 2009;22(6): 712-5.
  20. Fernando R, Mettananda DSG, Kariyakarawana L. Incidental occult carcinomas in total thyroidectomy for benign diseases of the thyroid. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(1): 4-6.
  21. Fernando R, Pathmeswaran A, Atulugama NS, Mubarak MNA, Edirisinghe EMDAR, Abeysinghe APSD, Fernanado WMTPS, Premathilaka HMMS Inorganic content of water and prevalence of goitre in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009; 27(1): 9-12.
  22. Hall A, Horton S, de Silva N, The Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Mass Treatment for Intestinal Nematode Worm Infections Using Different Treatment Thresholds. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2009; 3(3): e402.
  23. Hapuarachchi HC, Abeysundara S, Dayanath MY, Manamperi A, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Molecular markers of chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in Sri Lanka: frequency before revision of the antimalarial drug policy. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2009; 103(4): 351-6.
  24. Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Respiratory health of welders in a container yard, Sri Lanka. Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England). 2009; 59(4): 226-9.
  25. Kitulwatte I, Pollanen MS. Electrical injury of the neck and cardiac air embolism: a novel mechanism of death. Forensic science Medicine, and Pathology. 2009; 5(1):32-5.
  26. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Hapangama A.Postnatal mental disorders. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(2):35-7.
  27. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Wijesinghe CA.Suicidal risk assessment and depression. Ceylon Medical Journal.2009;54(1): 31-2.
  28. Liyanage CA, Rathnayake G, Deen KI.A new technique for suture rectopexy without resection for rectal prolapse.Techniques in Coloproctology. 2009; 13(1): 27-31; discussion 32-3.
  29. Liyanage CAH, Sadakari Y, Kitada H, Ienaga J, Tanabe R, Takahata S, Nabae T, Tanaka M. Prevention of iatrogenic bile duct injuries in difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomies: is the naso-biliary drain the answer? Journal of Hepato-biliary-Pancreatic Surgery. 2009;16(4):458-62.
  30. Lok CY, Merryweather-Clarke AT, Viprakasit V, Chinthammitr Y, Srichairatanakool S, Limwongse C, Oleesky D, Robins AJ, Hudson J, Wai P, Premawardhena A, de Silva HJ, Dassanayake A, McKeown C, Jackson M, Gama R, Khan N, Newman W, Banait G, Chilton A, Wilson-Morkeh I, Weatherall DJ, Robson KJH. Iron overload in the Asian community.Blood. 2009; 114(1): 20-5.
  31. Mahendra G, Pandit H, Kliskey K, Murray D, Gill HS, Athanasou N. Necrotic and inflammatory changes in metal-on-metal resurfacing hip arthroplasties. Acta Orthopaedica. 2009 ; 80(6):653-9.
  32. Manamperi, A Hapuarachchi, C, Gunawardene, NS Bandara, A, Dayanath, D and Abeyewickreme, W. STR polymorphisms in Sri Lanka: evaluation of forensic utility in identification of individuals and parentage testing.Ceylon Medical Journal 2009; 54(3): 85-89.
  33. Mettananda C, de Silva HJ, Fernando R. Hypoglycaemia and fits in a thyrotoxic man. BMJ Case Reports. 2009;2009. pii: bcr07.2008.0448.
  34. Motha MB, Wijesinghe PS. Systemic lupus erythematosus and pregnancy--a challenge to the clinician.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(4):107-9.
  35. O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Samaranayake R, Allen SJ, Peto TE, Fisher CA, Cook J, Corran PH, Olivieri NF, Weatherall DJ. Interaction of malaria with a common form of severe thalassemia in an Asian population.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2009; 106(44): 18716-21.
  36. Paranitharan P, Edirisinghe PA,Williams S.Elder abuse--a wake up call.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(1): 1-3. Comment in Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010;55(1):34-5.
  37. Paranitharan P, Pollanen MS. The interaction of injury and disease in the elderly: a case report of fatal elder abuse. J Forensic Leg Med. 2009; 16(6): 346-9. .
  38. Perera P, Pathmeswaran A. A pilot study on assessment of racial affinity of Sri Lankan population using discriminant function statistics and a few established morphological racial traits. Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 2009; 11 Suppl 1: S182-5. .
  39. Premaratna R, Pathmeswaran A, Amarasekara NDDM, Motha MBC, Perera KVHKK, de Silva HJ. A clinical guide for early detection of dengue fever and timing of investigations to detect patients likely to develop complications. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2009; 103(2): 127-31. .
  40. Premaratna R, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA, Bandara NKBKRGW, de Silva HJ. Rickettsioses presenting as major joint arthritis and erythema nodosum: description of four patients. Clinical Rheumatology. 2009; 28(7): 867-8.
  41. Premaratna R, Williams HSA, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Kularatna SAM, de Silva HJ. Unusual pancytopenia secondary to haemophagocytosis syndrome in rickettsioses. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2009; 103(9):961-3.
  42. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, de Silva HJ. Helicobacter pylori infection in children. Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009; 15(2): 86-94.
  43. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, de Silva HJ.Helicobacter pylori infection in children.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2009; 38(3): 86-88.
  44. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, Mettananda S, Perera P, Jasmin S, Karunarathna UA, Adhihetty D, Goonewardena R. Constipation and functional faecal retention in a group of school children in a district in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2009; 38(2): 60-64.
  45. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana, NM. Constipation in children: diagnosis and management.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2009; 38(4): 127-35
  46. Rajindrajith S, Mettananda S, Adihetti D, Goonawardana R, Devanarayana NM. Neonatal mortality in Sri Lanka: timing, causes and distribution. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2009; 22(9): 791-96.
  47. Ranawaka UK, Goonaratna C. Establishing the Sri lanka clinical trials registry. Journal of Evidence Based Medicine. 2009; 2(1):29-31.
  48. Salgado, S, Abeysuriya, V Pathirana, A. Surgical anatomy of the veins of the lower limb – a cadaveric study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009;27(2):45-47.
  49. Salm P , Taylor PJ, Roberts D, de Silva J. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous quantitative determination of the organophosphorus pesticides dimethoate, fenthion, diazinon and chlorpyrifos in human blood.Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications 2009 Feb 15;877(5-6):568-74.
  50. Sarin SK,Kumar A,Almeida JA,Chawla YK, Fan ST, Garg H, de Silva HJ, Hamid SS, Jalan R, Komolmit P, Lau GK, Liu Q, Madan K, Mohamed R, Ning Q,Rahman S, Rastogi A, Riordan SM, Sakhuja P, Samuel D, Shah S, Sharma BC, Sharma P, Takikawa Y, Thapa BR, Wai CT, Yuen MF. Acute-on-chronic liver failure: consensus recommendations of the Asian Pacific Association for the study of the liver (APASL).Hepatology International. 2009;3(1): 269-82.
  51. Silva GRC,Nanayakkara KADSP,Wijesinghe PS.Emergency contraception and ectopic pregnancy.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.2009;31(1):71-72.
  52. Vilain C, Mortier G, Van Vliet G, Dubourg C, Heinrichs C, de Silva D, Verloes Baumann C. Hartsfield holoprosencephaly-ectrodactyly syndrome in five male patients: further delineation and review. American Journal of Medical GeneticsA. 2009; 149A(7):1476-81.
  53. Williams SS, Williams J, Combrinck M, Christie S, Smith AD, McShane R. Olifactory impairment is more marked in patients with mild dementia with Lewy bodies than those with mild Alzheimer disease.Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 2009; 80(1): 667-70.

Publications in peer reviewed journals(2008)

  1. Abeysena, C. Strenthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (STROBE) statement: New guidelines for reporting observational studies. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2):26-28
  2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, Senevirathne R De A. Effect of energy expenditure on pregnancy outcome: a cohort study. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 1-8
  3. Abeysuriya V, Deen KI, Kumarage SK, Navarathne NM. Assessment of 'nucleation time' as a predictor of cholelithiasis. European Journal of Gastroenterol Hepatology 2008; 20(10):1020-3.
  4. Abeysuriya, V, Deen, KI, Wijesuriya, T, Salgado, SS. Microbiology of gallbladder bile in uncomplicated symptomatic cholelithiasis. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International. 2008; 7(6):633-7.
  5. Abeysuriya, V, Salgado, S, Deen, KI, Kumarage, SK. Hepaticocystic duct and a rare extra-hepatic "cruciate" arterial anastomosis: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008; 6;2(1): 37
  6. Chandrasena LG, De Silva LD, De Silva KI, Dissanayaka P, Peiris H. Changes in erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and reduced glutathione (GSH) activities in the development of senile and diabetic cataracts.Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2008; 39(4):731-6.
  7. Dassanayake, RS. Gunawardene, YINS, de Silva, BGDNK. ITS-2 secondary structures and phylogeny of Anopheles culicifacies species. Bioinformation 2008; 2(10):456-60.
  8. De Silva AP, Aryasingha S, Dassanayake AS, Hevavisenthi J, Ratnasena BGN, de Silva HJ. Mènétrier's disease treated with gastrectomy.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008 ;53(1): 22-3.
  9. De Silva, AP, Kasturiratne, A, Liyanage, DL, Karunanayaka, TK, Hewavisenthi, SJdeS, Dassanayake, AS, Farrell, GC, de Silva, HJ. Is past exposure to hepatitis A protective against progressive fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Liver International 2008; 28(1): 147-9
  10. De Silva DC, Jayawardana P, Hapangama A, Suraweera EG, Ranjani D, Fernando S, Karunasena C, Jinadasa S. Attitudes toward prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy for genetic disorders among healthcare workers in a selected setting in Sri Lanka. Prenatal diagnosis. 2008; 28(8): 715-21.
  11. De Silva HA, Pathmeswaran A, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ, Aronson JK. Multiple-dose activated charcoal in yellow oleander poisoning.Lancet 2008; 371(9631):2171-2;
  12. De Silva HJ, de Silva NR, de Silva AP, Jewell DP. Emergence of inflammatory bowel disease 'beyond the West': do prosperity and improved hygiene have a role? Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102(9): 857-860
  13. De Silva NR, Perera KKYW, Gunatunge RS, Tantirigoda DA. How many Doctors should Sri Lanka have? Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(3): 93-98
  14. De Silva P, Jayawardana, P, Pathmeswaran, A. Concurrent validity of the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). Alcohol and Alcoholism (oxford) 2008; 43(1): 49-50.
  15. Devanarayana NM, de Silva DGH, de Silva HJ. Aetiology of recurrent abdominal pain in a cohort of Sri Lankan children. Journal of Paediatric and Child Health. 2008; 44(4):195-200.
  16. Devanarayana NM, de Silva DGH, de Silva HJ. Gastric myoelectrical and motor abnormalities in children and adolescents with functional recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Gastroenterol Hepatology. 2008; 23(11): 1672-7.
  17. Devanarayana, NM, de Silva DGH, de Silva HJ. Recurrent Abdominal Pain Syndrome in a Cohort of Sri Lankan children and adolescents. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2008; 54(3): 178-83.
  18. Ferdinandis TGHC, de Silva HJ. Illicit alcohol consumption and Neuropathy - a Preliminary Study in Sri Lanka. Alcohol and Alcoholism (oxford) 2008; 43(2):171-173.
  19. Grayer, RJ, Thabrew, MI, Hughes, RD, Bretherton, S, Lever, A, Veitch, NC, Kite, GC, Lelli, R. Phenolic and terpenoid constituents from the Sri Lanka Medical plant Osbeckia aspera. Pharmaceutical Biology 2008; 46(3): 154-61
  20. Gunawardena NK, Amarasekera NDDM, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 13-6.
  21. Hapangama A, Kuruppuarachchi KA. Dextromethorphan abuse. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(3): 109-10.
  22. Hapuarachchi HA, Bandara KB, Hapugoda MD, Williams S, Abeyewickreme W. Laboratory confirmation of dengue and chikungunya co-infection. Ceylon Medical Journal; 53(3):104-5.
  23. Hapuarachchi HAC, Gunawardena NK, Senevirathne MP, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. A case of imported malaria: the first report of Plasmodium malariae infection in Sri Lanka after 37 years. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008;53(2):53-54
  24. Hearth HMRP, Palihawadane TS Molligoda HD, de Zylva S, Wijesinghe PS. A Poorly functioning ectopic kidney associated with an ectopic ureter; diagnosis and treatment. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008; 30:63-5.
  25. Hettiarachchi M, Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers DC, Abrams SA. The efficacy of micronutrient supplementation in reducing the prevalence of anaemia and deficiencies of zinc and iron among adolescents in Sri Lanka. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008;62(7): 856-65.
  26. Jayawardana P. Sponsorship, public private partnership and Medical professionals. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 39-43
  27. Jayawardana P. Mortality: a glimpse in to selected situations. J Coll Community Physicians Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(1):1-11,
  28. Jayawardana P, Tennakoon, S, Bandara, V. Respiratory Symptoms and ventilatory function among granite workers in quarries installed with mechanical crushers in and around Kandy municipality limits. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 9-16
  29. Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva N, Gunawardena NK, Pathmeswaran A, Premaratna R, Savioli L, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. The global burden of snakebite : a literature analysis and modelling based on regional estimates of envenoming and deaths. PLoS Medicine. 2008 Nov 4; 5(11):e218.
  30. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Hapangama A. A Patient choice in psychiatry in low and middle income countries. British Journal of Psychiatry 2008; 192(3): 233-234.
  31. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS. Larvivorous Potential of the Guppy, Poecilia reticulata, in Anopheline Mosquito Control in Riverbed Pools Below the Kotmale Dam, Sri Lanka Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2008; 20(1): 56-63.
  32. Kusumawathie PH, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJ. Costs and effectiveness of application of Poecilia reticulata (guppy) and temephos in anopheline mosquito control in river basins below the major dams of Sri Lanka. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 102(7):705-11.
  33. Liyanage CAH, Abeygunawardhana S, Kumarage S, Deen KI. Duodenum-preserving local excision of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases international. 2008; 7(2): 214-6.
  34. Liyanage CAH, Sadakari Y, Lenaga J, Tanabe R, Takahata S, Tanaka M. Endoscopic management of a difficult common bile duct stone. Ceylon Med J. 2008; 53(3):105-6.
  35. Liyanage CAH, Takahata S Intramural incision technique: do we know enough to continue? Gastrointest Endosc. 2008;67(4):774-5; author reply 775-6.
  36. Mahendra G, Kliskey K, Williams K, Hollowood K, Jackson D, Athanasou NA. Intratumoural lymphatics in benign and malignant soft tissue tumours. Virchows Arch. 2008; 453(5):457-64.
  37. Manamperi A. Current developments in genomics and personalized health care: impact on public health. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2008; 20(3): 242-50.
  38. Manamperi A, Sanath M, Fernando D, Wickremasinghe R, Anura B, Hapuarachchi C, Abeyewickreme W, Wickremasinghe AR. Genotyping of Plasmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka using Pvmsp-3 alpha and Pvcs genes as markers: A preliminary report. Tropical Biomedicine. 2008; 25(2): 100-6.
  39. Matthews PC, Dean BJ, Medagoda K, Gundle R, Atkins BL, Berendt AR, Byren I. Native hip joint septic arthritis in 20 adults: delayed presentation beyond three weeks predicts need for excision arthroplasty. J Infect. 2008; 57(3):185-90.
  40. Mettananda DS, Fernando AD. A child with Morquio syndrome and mixed mitral valve disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 24-5.
  41. Mettananda KCD, de Silva AP, de Silva HJ. Acute systemic paraquat intoxication: survival without long-term complications. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(4): 136-7.
  42. Munasinghe BN, Rathnayaka MMG, Parimalendran R, Kumarage SK, de Zylva S, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. Biofeedback with and without surgery for fecal incontinence improves maximum squeeze pressure, saline retention capacity and quality of life. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008; 27(1): 5-7.
  43. Naga M, Chakravorty A, Liyanage C, Grabham JA. A Rare presentation of submucous colonic lipoma. Surgeon. 2008; 6(3):191.
  44. Olivieri NF, Muraca GM, O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ. Studies in haemoglobin E beta-thalassaemia. British Journal of Haematology. 2008; 141(3): 388-397
  45. Paranitharan P, Parai JL, Pollanen MS. Pseudo-gunshot wound injury from perforating rib fracture: a cautionary case report. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. 2008; 4,(2): 113-115
  46. Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe AR. Efficacy of activated charcoal in yellow oleander poisoning.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(2): 33-35.
  47. Peiris-John, RJ, Wickremasinghe, R. Impact of low-level exposure to organophosphates on human reproduction and survival. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102(3): 239-245
  48. Perera, MTPR, Deen, KI, Wijesuriya, SRE, Kumarage, SK, De Zylva, ST, Ariyaratne, MHJ. Sexual and urinary dysfunction following rectal dissection compared with segmental colectomy. Colorectal Disease 2008; 10(7): 689-693.
  49. Perera T, Wijesuriya SRE, Suraweera PHR, Wijewardene K, Kumarage SK, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. The prevalence of colorectal cancer and survival in patients from the Gampaha District, North Colombo region. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 17-21.
  50. Pinidiyapathirage J, Senaratne W, Wickremasinghe R Prevalence and predictors of default with tuberculosis treatment in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2008 ; 39(6):1076-82.
  51. Premaratna R, Loftis AD, Chandrasena TGAN, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Rickettsial infections and their clinical presentations in the Western Province of Sri Lanka: a hospital-based study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008; 12(2): 198-202.
  52. Premaratna R, Rathnasena BG, de Silva HJ.Accidental scrotal burns from paraquat while handling a patient. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008 Sep; 53(3):102-3.
  53. Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Katugaha N, Weatherall DJ. Is the beta thalassaemia trait of clinical importance? British Journal of Haematology 2008; 141(3): 407-10.
  54. Rajindrajith S, Dassanayake, AS, Hewavisethi, J. de Silva, HJ. Advancd hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Sri lankan children: a preliminary report. Hepatology International 2008; 2(2): 209-212
  55. Rathnayake MM, Kumarage SK, Wijesuriya SRE, Munasinghe BN, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. Complications of loop ileostomy and ileostomy closure and their implications for extended enterostomal therapy: A prospective clinical audit. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008; 45(8): 1118-21.
  56. Rowel D, Jayawardena P, Fernando N.Validation of the Sinhala translation of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008;53(1):10-3.
  57. Salgado SS, Abeysuriya V, Pathirana A. Anatomy of the pancreatic vasculature: Respect of the duodenum preserving resection of head of pancreas. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2008; 26(1): 7-10
  58. Salgado SS, Pathmeswaran A. Effects of placental infarctions on the fetal outcome in pregnancies complicated by hypertension. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan 2008; 18(4): 213-6.
  59. Samarawickrema N, Pathmeswaran A, Wickremasinghe R, Peiris-John R, Karunaratna M, Buckley N, Dawson A, de Silva J. Fetal effects of environmental exposure of pregnant women to organophosphorus compounds in a rural farming community in Sri Lanka. Clinical Toxicology (Phila). 2008; 46(6): 489-95.
  60. Wanigasuriya KP, Peiris H, Ileperuma N Roshini J, Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe, R. Could ochratoxin A in food commodities be the cause of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka? Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008; 102(7): 726-728
  61. Wickremasinghe R, Galappaththy GN, Fernando WA, de Monbrison F, Wijesinghe RS, Mendis KN, Picot S, Ringwald P, Wickremasinghe AR. An Indigenous Case of Plasmodium ovale Infection in Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 78(2): 206-207.
  62. Wijesinghe RS, Wickremasinghe AR, Ekanayake S, Perera MSA. Treatment-Seeking Behavior and Treatment Practices of Lymphatic Filariasis Patients with Lymphoedema in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2008; 20(2): 129-138.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2007)

  1. Banagala ASK, Ariyarathne MHJ.Trap guns injuries in rural Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2007;25(2):18-24.
  2. Beeching N, Dassanayake A. Tropical liver disease. Medicine 2007; 35(1): 49-53.
  3. Chan HL, de Silva HJ, Leung NW, Lim SG, Farrell GC. How should we manage patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in 2007? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007; 22(6):801-808.
  4. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Welihinda J. Fifty years after Watson & Crick. Vidyodya Journal of Science 2007; 13.
  5. Chandrasena TGAN, Hapuarachchi HC, Dayanath MYD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Intestinal parasites and the growth status of internally displaced children in Sri Lanka. Tropical Doctor 2007; 37(3): 163-165.
  6. Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratna R, Muthugala MARV, Pathmeswaran A , de Silva NR. Modified Dermatology Life Quality Index as a measure of quality of life in patients with filarial lymphoedema. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101(3): 245-249.
  7. Dassanayake RS, Gunawardene YINS, Tobe SS. Evolutionary selective trends of insect/mosquito antimicrobial defensin peptides containing cysteine-stabilized α/β motifs. Peptides 2007; 28(1): 62-75.
  8. de Silva BA, Herath HMRP, Wijesinghe PS. Acid aspiration Syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007; 29: 14-18.
  9. de Silva D. Emerging issues in genetic testing in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2007; 4(3): 133-4.
  10. de Silva DC, Wijesiriwardene B. The adrenal glands and their functions. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(3): 95-100.
  11. de Silva DGH. Children needing protection: experience from South Asia. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2007; 92(10): 931-934.
  12. de Silva DGH, Rajindrajith S, Pathmeswaran A, Karunasekera W. An intervention study to monitor weight gain in infants using a home based complementary food recipe and a hand blender. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(3): 79-83.
  13. e Silva HA. Alzheimer disease in Sri Lanka. Japanese. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2007; 18: 321-325.
  14. de Silva, N. Challenges in medical education to enhance quality in medical care. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2007; 28:3-9
  15. de Silva, N. Patients’ expectations and satisfaction with consultations. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2007; 28:50-57
  16. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnsooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Gastroportective effects Anisomeles India Kuntze. Pharmacognosy Magazine 2007; 3(12): 246-250.
  17. Ferdinandis TGHC, Amarasiri L, de Silva HJ. Use of ambulatory oesophageal pH monitoring to diagnose gastrooesophageal reflux disease.Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(4): 130-132.
  18. Fernando AD. Strategies in the management of child maltreatment: should reporting be mandatory or voluntary? Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(1): 1-3.
  19. Hapangama A, Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Volatile substance misuse is often missed. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(2): 68.
  20. Hapugoda, MD, Batra, G, Abeyewickreme, W, Swaminathan, S, Khanna, N. Single antigen detects both immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies elicited by all four dengue virus serotypes. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 2007; 14(11): 1505-1514.
  21. Jayawardana PL. Administrative posts in public health institution. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2007; 12: 1-2
  22. J ayawardana PL, Sarukkali C, Wickremasinghe AR.Stemming TB: The Sri Lankan experience. Health Alert (Asia Pacific Edition) 2007; 9: 7
  23. Karunanayake A, Pathmeswaran A, Wijayaratne LS. Radiological changes of spine in patients with chronic low back ache. Medicine Today 2007; 5(1): 6-9.
  24. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. Prion disease in Sri Lanka. British Journal of Psychiatry 2007; 190: 362.
  25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. Health shop treatments for depressions. Psychiatric Bulletin 2007; 31(4) : 153-154 (correspondence)
  26. Madatuwa TMJC, Mahawithanage STC, Chandrika UG, Jansz ER, Wickremasinghe AR. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the national vitamin A supplementation programme among school children in Sri Lanka. British Journal of Nutrition 2007; 97(1): 153-159.
  27. Mahawithanage STC, Kannangara KKNP, Wickremasinghe R, Chandrika UG, Jansz ER, Karunaweera ND, Wickremasinghe AR. Impact of vitamin A supplementation on health status and absenteeism of school children in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007; 16(1): 94-102.
  28. Nanayakkara PR, Samarasekera DN, Gamage HN, Abayadeera AU, de Silva,HJ. Oesophago-gastrectomy in a patient with haemophilia A. Haemophilia 2007; 13(5): 670-671.
  29. O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Allen SJ, Peto TE, Fisher CA, Rees DC, Olivieri NF, Weatherall DJ. Age-related changes in adaptation to severe anemia in childhood in developing countries. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2007; 104(22): 9440-9444.
  30. Perera ING, Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Wickremasinghe AR. Rabies vaccination of domesticated dogs in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(2): 69-70.
  31. Perera MTPR, Wijesuriya SRE, Kumarage SK, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. Inflammatory pseudotumour of the liver caused by a migrated fish bone. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(4): 141-142.
  32. Perera P. Scars of torture: a Sri Lankan study. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 2007; 14(3): 138-145.
  33. Perera P. Physical methods of torture and their sequelae: a Sri Lankan perspective. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicne 2007; (3): 146-150.
  34. Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Wickremasinghe AR. Antenatal care provided and its quality in field clinics in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2007; 19(3): 38-44.
  35. Premaratna R, Bailey MS, Rathnasena BGN, de Silva HJ. Dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101(7): 683-685.
  36. Ranawaka, UK. Living with epilepsy: advice to patients and carers. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2007; 15(3): 1-3.
  37. Ranawaka, UK, Goonaratna, C. Sri Lanka clinical trials registry. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(4): 117-119.
  38. Roberts DJ, Brunskill SJ, Doree C, Williams S, Howard J, Hyde CJ. Oral deferiprone for iron chelation in people with thalassaemia. Cochrane Database Systemic Review 2007 Jul. 18; (3): CD004839.
  39. Salgado LSS, Abeysuriya V, Kumarage SK.Anatomical variations of the vasculature in suprarenal glands in Sri Lankans.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2007; 25(2): 25-27.
  40. Salgado LSS, Abeysuriya V, Kumarage SK, Rupasinghe DK. Position and morphology of the appendix vermiformis in Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2007; 25(1): 5-6.
  41. Schousboe ML, Rajakaruna RS, Salanti A, Hapuarachchi HC, Galappaththy GN, Bygbjerg IC, Amerasinghe PH, Konradsen F, Alifrangis M. Island-wide diversity in single nucleotide polymorphisms of the Plasmodium vivax dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthetase genes in Sri Lanka. Malaria Journal 2007; 9(6): 28.
  42. Senanayake KJ, Salgado S, Rathnayake MJ, Fernando R, Somarathne K. A rare variant of the superficial ulnar artery, and its clinical implications: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007; 1:128.
  43. Uluwaduge DI, Perera ANS, Jansz ER, Thabrew MI. A pilot study on palmyrah pinattu (dried fruit pulp) as an anti-diabetic food component. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 2007; 1(3): 250-254.
  44. Waduge TRW. Clinical audit on documentation of medical records at a teaching hospital in London, United Kingdom. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2007; 36(1): 14-15.
  45. Wanigasuriya KP, Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe R, Hittarage A. Chronic renal failure in North Central Province of Sri Lanka: an environmentally induced disease. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101(10) : 1013-1017.
  46. Weerasooriya MV, Yahathugoda TC, Wickremasinghe D, Gunawardena NK, Dharmadasa RA, Vidanapathirana KK, Weerasekara SH, Samarawickrema WA. Social mobilization, drug coverage and compliance and adverse reactions in a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Programme for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sri Lanka.Filaria Journal 2007;6:11.
  47. Wijesinghe RS, Ekanayake S, Perera MS, Wickremasinghe AR. Knowledge and perceptions of filariasis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, among patients with chronic filarial lymphoedema. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2007; 101(3): 215-23. Erratum in: Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2007 Sep;101(6):498.
  48. Wijesinghe RS, Wickremasinghe AR, Ekanayake S, Perera MS. Efficacy of a limb-care regime in preventing acute adenolymphangitis in patients with lymphoedema caused by bancroftian filariasis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2007; 101(6): 487-97.
  49. Wijesinghe RS, Wickremasinghe AR, Ekanayake S, Perera MS. Physical disability and psychosocial impact due to chronic filarial lymphoedema in Sri Lanka. Filaria Journal 2007; 6: 4.
  50. Wijesiriwardene B, de Silva DC. Adrenal hypersecretion.Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(3): 104-109.
  51. Wijesiriwardene B, de Silva DC. Adrenal insufficiency.Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(3): 100-103.
  52. Wijesuriya SRE, Wijesuriya MTW, Perera MTPR, d e Zylva STU, Deen KI. Locally advanced breast cancer as a possible portal of entry in a patient with tetanus. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(3): 114.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2006)

  1. Adikaram ND, de Silva NR, Fernando A, Fernando D, Lamabadasuriya S, Reid CB. Filarial antigens detected in urine using the immunochromatographic card test. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):157-8.
  2. Amarasiri L, Douglass J. Rhinitis and asthma: it's one airway after all. Med Today (Aust). 2006; 7(10):52-8.
  3. Amarasiri WADL, Dissanayake AS. Coconut fats. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):47-51.
  4. Bailey MS, de Silva HJ. Sri Lankan Sanni masks: an ancient classification of disease. BMJ (Int Ed). 2006; 333(7582):1327-28.
  5. Casals-Pascual C, Kai O, Cheung JO, Williams S, Lowe B, Nyanoti M, Williams TN, Maitland K, Molyneux M, Newton CR, Peshu N, Watt SM, Roberts DJ. Suppression of erythropoiesis in malarial anemia is associated with hemozoin in vitro and in vivo. Blood. 2006; 108(8): 2569-77.
  6. Chandrasena LG, Chackrewarthy S, Perera PT, de Silva D. Erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes in patients with cataract. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2006; 36(2):201-4.
  7. de Silva A, Pathmeswaran A, de-Jager C, Kuruppuarachi L. P3-028: Seven-minute neurocognitive test battery: a reliable test for dementia. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2006; 2(3), Supplement 1: S380
  8. de Silva HJ. Hepatitis C Infection. Bull Sri Lanka Coll Microbiologists. 2006; 4(1):40-1.
  9. de Silva HJ, Abeywickrema I. Hepatitis B, C and HIV infections in Sri Lanka. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006;39(1&2):3-4.
  10. de Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS, Manamperi A, de Silva AP. Treatment of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B infection in post-renal transplant patients with Adefovir dipivoxil: preliminary results. Transplant Proc. 2006; 38(9):3118-20.
  11. de Silva HJ, Samarawickrema NA, Wickremasinghe AR. Toxicity due to organophosphorus compounds: what about chronic exposure? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):803-6.
  12. de Silva N, Abayasekera S, Mendis K, Ramanayake J.Patient satiasfaction with consultation in ambulatory care setting in Sri Lanka. Med Today.2006;4(3):125-31.
  13. de Silva NR, Chandratilake MN, Pathmeswaran A, Dias R. Selection of students to medical school. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):51-2.
  14. de Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N, Edirisinghe JS, Kumarasiri PVR, Parameswaran SV, Seneviratne R, Warnasuriya N, de Silva HJ. Admission to medical schools in Sri Lanka: predictive validity of selection criteria. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):17-21.
  15. Dias TD, Herath HMRP, Ganeshananthan S, Perea M, Karunananda A. Pseudo-Meigs syndrome secondaray to pedunculated leiomyoma associated with intra uterine pregnancy. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynecol. 2006; 28:37-8.
  16. Dissanayake DMAB, Wijesinghe PS, Rathnasooriya WD, Wimalasena S, Palihawadana TS. Effects of different Zinc levels in the sperm culture medium on sperm recovery and quality of sperms in the swims up procedure for sperm processing. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):21-7.
  17. Edirisinghe A, Samarasekara A. Sudden unexpected death of an infant. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):122-3.
  18. Edirisinghe PAS, Busuttil A. Medical suicide-groin stabbing-case report. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006; 13(1):92-5.
  19. Edirisinghe PAS, Busuttil A. Suicide by serving the arterio-venous subclavian dialysis catheter. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006; 13(1):86-8.
  20. Fernando D, de Silva D, Carter R, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe R. A Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of the impact of malaria prevention on the educational attainment of school children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 74(3):386-93
  21. Fernando R, Mettananda KCD Balasooriya BLH, de Silva HJ. Subcutaneous local recurrence of parathyroid carcinoma. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):147.
  22. Ferdinandis TGHC, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Chronic alcoholism and esophageal motor activity: a 24-h ambulatory manometry study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006; 21(7):1157-62.
  23. Fox S, Rathuwithana AC, Kasturiratne A, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Underestimation of snakebite mortality by hospital statistics in the Monaragala District of Sri Lanka. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(7):693-5.
  24. Gunasekara ADCJ, Premawardhena AP, Hettiarachchi HANS, Rathnasena BG, de Silva HJ. Cushing syndrome due to an adrenal phaeochromocytoma. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):66-67.
  25. Gunatilake SB. Current and emerging therapies in Parkinson's disease. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006; 39(1 &2):25-31.
  26. Hapuarachchi HAC, Dayanath MYD, Bandara KBAT, Abeysundara S, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR, Hunt SY, Sibley CH. Point mutations in the dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase genes of Plasmodium falciparum and resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 74(2):198-204.
  27. Hettiarachchi M, Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers D, Abrams S. Nutrient intake and growth of adolescents in southern Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):89-92.
  28. Hettiarachchi M, Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers DC, Abrams SA. Prevalence and severity of micronutrient deficiency: a cross-sectional study among adolescents in Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2006; 15(1):56-63.
  29. Hewavisenthi SJdeS. Synchronous occurrence of lymphocytic colitis with ulcerative colitis. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):22-3.
  30. Hewavisenthi. SJdeS. Varying histological patterns in ulcerative colitis-implications in diagnosis and disease progression. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):24-5.
  31. Iddamaldeniya SS, Thabrew MI, Wickramasinghe SM, Ratnatunge N, Thammitiyagodage MG. A Long-term investigation of the anti-hepatocarcinogenic potential of an indigenous medicine comprised of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Smilax glabra. J Carcinog. 2006; 9: 5:11.
  32. Karunanayake AL, Pathmeswaran A, Wijayaratne LS. Risk factors for chronic low backache in adult Sri Lankan females. Med Today. 2006; 4(1):4-8.
  33. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS. Larvivorous potential of fish species found in river bed pools below the major dams in Sri Lanka. J Med Entomol. 2006; 43(1):79-82.
  34. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS, Yapabandara AMGM. Anopheline breeding in river bed pools below major dams in Sri Lanka. Acta Trop. 2006; 99(1):30-3.
  35. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Lawrence TS. Carer burden in dementia. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1): 44.
  36. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Lawrence TS. Incorporating spiritual and religious beliefs in taking care of the elderly with psychiatric problems, some personal experiences. Indian J Geriatr Ment Health. 2006; 2(1):51-4
  37. Liyanage CAH, Sabaratnam VY, Deen KI. A Structured training programme in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):74-5.
  38. Lukumar P, Pathmeswaran A. Factors associated with home deliveries in Thampalakamam, Trincomalee. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):59-62.
  39. Mahendra BAGG. Is Endoscopic examination alone adequate in determining the extent of disease in ulcerative colitis? Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):18-21.
  40. Matheson MC, Abeysena C, Raven JM, Skoric B, Johns DP, Abramson MJ, Walters EH. How have we been managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia? Intern Med J. 2006; 36(2):92-99.
  41. Mettananda DSG, Wickramasinghe VP, Arachchi JK, Lamabadusuriya SP, Aanthan R, Kottahachchi D. Suitability of selection criteria as a measure of medical graduates: University of Colombo. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):1-12.
  42. Padmasiri EA, Montresor A, Biswas G, de Silva NR. Controlling lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis together in South Asia: opportunities and challenges. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):807-10.
  43. Pathmeswaran A, Kasturiratne A, Fonseka M, Nandasena S, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Identifying the biting species in snakebite by clinical features: an epidemiological tool for community surveys. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):874-8.
  44. Peiris-John RJ, Wanigasuriya JKP, Wickremasinghe AR, Dissanayake WP, Hittarage A. Exposure to acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides and chronic renal failure. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):42-3.
  45. Perera MTPR, Athem AYAR, Deen KI. Shunt surgery and long term follow-up in extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(1):2-6.
  46. Poon L, Wong BW, Ma EH, Chan KH, Chow LM, Abeyewickreme W, Tangpukdee N, Yuen KY, Guan Y, Looareesuwan S, Peiris JS. Sensitive and inexpensive molecular test for falciparum malaria: detecting Plasmodium falciparum DNA directly from heat-treated blood by loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Clin Chem. 2006; 52(2):303-6.
  47. Premaratna R, Chandrasena TGAN, Dassanayake AS, Loftis AD, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2006; 42(1):e6-8.
  48. Ranasinghe CD. Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(3):2-4.
  49. Ranawaka UK. Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(2):1-2.
  50. Ranawaka UK. Hereditary spastic paraplegias. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):1-3.
  51. Ranawaka UK. Stroke management in the new millennium. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006; 39(1&2):32-6.
  52. Ranawaka UK. What is epilepsy? Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(1):1-2.
  53. Ratnayake SAGR, Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Choriocarcinoma presenting as a renal tumour. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):127.
  54. Salgado SS, Angunawela P, de Tissera A, Sirisena J. Ultrastructure of endothelial cells of fetal capillaries of placentae of women with pregnancy induced hypertention. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):13-20.
  55. Samarakkody DMP, Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Cause of death of Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in the Middle East. BMJ (Int Ed). 2006; 333(7573):861.
  56. Samarakkody DMP, Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Reported cause of death of Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in the Middle Eastern countries. Sri Lanka J Med. 2006; 15(2):40-9.
  57. Sarin SK, Sollano JD, Chawla YK, Amarapurkar D, Hamid S, Hashizume M, Jafri W, Kumar A, Kudo M, Lesmana LA, Sharma BC, Shiha G, de Silva HJ; Members of the APASL Working Party on Portal Hypertension. Consensus on extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction. Liver Int. 2006; 26(5):512-19.
  58. Satarasinghe, RL Fernando HRR, Jayamaha DH, Samarasinghe I, de Silva AP. Collagenous colitis in adult Sri Lankans: experience from the Indian subcontinent. Gut. 2006; 55:436.
  59. Senaratne WV, Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Perera GAMHE, Wickremasinghe AR. Anti-tuberculosis drug inducd hepatitis: a Sri Lankan experience. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):9-14.
  60. Senevirathne MP, Rathnasena BGN, Jayathileke MM, Pathmeswaran A. Carbimazole induced agranulocytosis treated with GCS Fand surgery. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(1):11-12.
  61. Seneviratne SL, Malavige GN, de Silva HJ. Pathogenesis of liver involvement during dengue viral infections. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(7):608-14.
  62. Siriwardana PN, Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Deen KI. Histopathology reporting in colorectal cancer. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):156-57.
  63. Thoradeniya T, Wickremasinghe R, Ramanayake R, Atukorala S. Low folic acid status and its association with anaemia in urban adolescent girls and women of childbearing age in Sri Lanka. Br J Nutr. 2006; 95(3):511-16.
  64. Uluwaduge DI, Thabrew MI, Jansz ER. The Effect of flabelliferins of palmyrah (Borassas flabellifer) fruit pulp on intestinal glucose uptake in mice. J Natl Sci Found. 2006; 34(1):37-41.
  65. Wakista SS. A Case of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis treated with physical therapy. Sri Lanka J Child Health. 2006; 35(3):99-100.
  66. Weerasinghe A. Management of urticaria. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(4):7-8.
  67. Wijesinghe PS. Vesico vaginal fistulae; then and now. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynecol. 2006; 28:7-9.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2005)

  1. Abeysena C, de Silva HJ. HIV in South Asia. Medicine 2005; 33(6): 42-43.
  2. Abeysuria V, de Silva P, Pathirana A. Effectiveness of teaching clinical skills in improving simple wound suturing among medical undergraduates. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(2):38-42.
  3. Abeysuria V, de Silva AP, Pathirana AA. Shunt surgery in acute variceal bleeding.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(2): 20-21.
  4. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Sivayogan S. Laboratory statistics in Clinical Decision marking Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(2): 27-31.
  5. Chandrasena TGAN, Hapuarachchi HAC, Dayanath MYD, de Silva NR. Intestinal Parasitoses and the nutritional status of internally displaced children in Vavuniya. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50 (supplement 1): 40
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB, Johnston C, Warden D, Smith AD. Medial temporal lobe atrophy, apolipoprotein genotype, and plasma homocysteine in Sri Lankan patients with Alzheimer's disease.Experimental Aging Research 2005:345-354.
  7. De Silva HA. Alzheimer's disease--time to act is now. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 1-4.
  8. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Mirror writing in a patient with Alzheimer disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 126-128.
  9. De Silva HA, Pathmeswaran A, Gunatilake SB. Efficacy of rivastigmine on activities of daily living in Sri Lankan patients with Alzheimer disease and on improving caregiver burden: a prospective study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 106-109.
  10. De Silva HJ. Hepatitis B and C infection in Sri lanka. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2005; 4: 42-44.
  11. De Silva HJ, Herath CA, Sheriff MH. Lamivudine therapy for hepatitis B infection in post-renal transplant patients: results after 36 months follow-up. Liver International 2005; 25(5): 1074-1075.
  12. De Silva HJ, Motha MBC, Wijesinghe PS. Liver dysfunction in pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 11-15.
  13. De Silva KSH, Mettananda DSG, Athauda T. Sociodemographic and health aspects of mothers in a paediatric ward. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2005; 34(4): 114-119.
  14. De Silva M, Selliah S, Thabrew I. Descriptive study of chronic calcific pancreatitis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 5-10.
  15. De Silva N. Making the best of what we have: a plea for wider use of anthelmintics. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2005; 122(1): 1-3.
  16. De Silva N. Qualitative research: how to do it. Medicine Today 2005; 3(1): 18-22.
  17. De Silva N. Medical students experiences of learning communication skills during a family medicine clerkship in Sri Lanka. Medicine Today 2005; 3(2): 67-70.
  18. De Silva N. Qualitative research: how to do it. Sri Lankan Family Physician 2005; 26(1): 38-42.
  19. Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y, Aoki Y, Mishima N, Ezaki T, Uni S, Kimura E. Differential effects of diethylcarbamazine, tetracycline and the combination on Brugia pahangi adult females in vitro. Parasitology International 2005; 54(4): 253-259.
  20. Haniffa R. Work related musculoskeletal disorders fact myth among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka:a descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(1): 5-13.
  21. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Palihawadana TS, Fernando WS, Wijesinghe PS. Positive peritoneal fluid cytology in ovarian malignancies with metastasis:a descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 28-31.
  22. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Deen KI. Synchronous colorectal adenocarcinoma arising in a patient with serrated adenomatous polyposis. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 91-92.
  23. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Clinical, biochemical and histological characteristics of a Sri Lankan population of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 113-116.
  24. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Fernando P. Use and interpretation of phrases in histopathology reports. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 37-38.
  25. Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Getting the best results from the histopathology report-the responsibilities of the clinical team.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(1): 2-5.
  26. Iddamaldeniya S, Wickramasinghe SMDN, Thabrew MI, Ratnatunga N, Tammitiyagodage MG. An Investigation of the toxic effects of a herbal formulation with anti-carcinogenic properties.Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences 2005; 48(1): 13-23.
  27. Jayawardana PL. Ill-health retirement at a health agency between 1991 and 1994. Occupational Medicine (Lond) 2005; 55(5): 349-351.
  28. Karunasekera KAW, Perera KPJ, Perera MTPR, Abeynarayana J. Genetic and environmental risk for asthma in children aged 5-11 years. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2005; 34(3): 79-83.
  29. Kasturiratne A, Pathmeswaran A, Fonseka MM, Lalloo DG, Brooker S, de Silva HJ. Estimates of disease burden due to land-snake bite in Sri Lankan hospitals. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2005; 36(3): 733-740.
  30. Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva A. Morbidity pattern and household cost of hospitalisation for non-communicable diseases (NCDs): a cross-sectional study at tertiary care level. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 109-113.
  31. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. Domestic violence and female mental health in developing countries. British Journal of Psychiatry 2005; 187: 587-588.
  32. Mayooran V, Deen KI, Wijesinghe PS, Pathmeswaran A. Endosonographic characteristics of the anal sphincter complex in primigravid Sri Lankan women. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetetrics 2005; 90(3): 245-250.
  33. Mendis K, Solangaarachchi I. PubMed perspective of family medicine research: where does it stand? Family Practice 2005; 22(5): 570-575.
  34. Mendis K, Solangaarachchi I, Weerabaddana C. Three decades of Ceylon Medical Journal--analysis using MEDLINE (PubMed). Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 14-17.
  35. Padumadasa S, Goonewardene M. The Outcome of preterm labour and preterm prelabour rupture of membranes after oral salbutamol or nifedipine SR. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 32-36.
  36. Pathirana SL, Alles HK, Bandara S, Phone-Kyaw M, Perera MK, Wickremasinghe AR, Mendis KN, Handunnetti SM. ABO-blood-group types and protection against severe, Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2005; 99(2): 119-124.
  37. Pathmeswaran A, Jayatissa R, Samarasinghe S, Fernando A, de Silva RP, Thattil RO, de Silva NR. Health status of primary school children in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 46-50.
  38. Peiris-John RJ, Ruberu DK, Wickremasinghe AR, van-der-Hoek W. Low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides leads to restrictive lung dysfunction. Respiratory Medicine 2005; 99 (10): 1319-1324.
  39. Perera MTPR, Athem AYAR, Deen KI. Shunt surgery in acute variceal bleeding. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(2): 16-19.
  40. Premaratne R, Amarasinghe A, Wickremasinghe AR. Hospitalisation trends due to selected non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka, 2005-2010.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 51-54.
  41. Premasiri DA, Wickremasinghe AR, Premasiri DS, Karunaweera N. Malarial vectors in an irrigated rice cultivation area in southern Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2005; 99(2): 106-114.
  42. Premawardhena A, de Silva S, Arambepola M, Olivieri NF, Vichinsky EP, Merson L, Muraco G, Allen A, Fisher C, Peto T, Weatherall DJ. Hemoglobin E-{beta} Thalassemia: Progress Report from the International Study Group. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2005; 1054: 33-39.
  43. Premawardhena A, Fisher CA, Olivieri NF, de Silva S, Sloane-Stanley J, Wood WG, Weatherall DJ. A Novel molecular basis for beta thalassemia intermedia poses new questions about its pathophysiology. Blood 2005; 106(9): 3251-3255.
  44. Premawardhena A, Fisher CA, Olivieri NF, de Silva S, Arambepola M, Perera W, O'Donnell A, Peto TE, Viprakasit V, Merson L, Muraca G, Weatherall DJ. Haemoglobin E beta thalassaemia in Sri Lanka.Lancet 2005 ; 366 (9495):1467-1470.
  45. Ranawaka UK. Living with stroke: advice to patients and carers. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2005; 13(3&4): 7-8.
  46. Ranawaka UK. Prevention and treatment of stroke. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2005; 13(1&2): 6-7.
  47. Siriwardana PN, Fernando R. A case of primary squamous carcinoma of breast. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(4): 172-173.
  48. Smyth PP, Wijeyaratne CN, Kaluarachi WN, Smith DF, Premawardhana LD, Parkes AB, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Lazarus JH. Sequential studies on thyroid antibodies during pregnancy. Thyroid 2005; 15(5): 474-477.
  49. Subhashini PAM, Chandraguptha SMD, Herath, HMRP, Ellepola HK, Wijesundara A, Warnakulasuriya A. "Painful" epidural: a rare complication after epidural catheter placement. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2005; XIII(2): 156-158.
  50. Thabrew MI, Mitry RR, Morsy MA, Hughes RD. Cytotoxic effects of a decoction of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Smilax glabra on human hepatoma HepG2 cells. Life Sciences 2005; 77(12): 1319-1330.
  51. Uluwaduge DI, Thabrew MI, Jansz ER. Preliminary report on the absence of toxicity of fruit pulp of palmrah (Borassus flabellifer) in ICR mice. Journal of National Science Foundation 2005; 33 (1): 37-41.
  52. Uluwaduge DI, Punyakeerthi AA, Senadheera SN, Jansz ER. Studies on the natural hydrophobic binders of flabelliferns and their effects on some bioactivities. Journal of National Science Foundation 2005; 33(3): 37-41.
  53. Weerasinghe CR, de Silva NR, Michae E. Maternal filarial-infection status and its consequences on pregnancy and the newborn in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2005; 99(8): 813-816.
  54. Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe R, Fernando SD, Galapaththy G, Mahawithangae, STC. The Social and economic burden of malaria in Sri Lanka.Federation of Asian Parasitologist 2005; 6: 191-204.
  55. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe R, Wickremasinghe AR, Mahawithangae, STC. Impact of childhood malaria in Sri Lanka. Federation of Asian Parasitologist 2005; 6: 204-217.
  56. Wijesinghe PS. Vesico-vaginal fistulae: down but not out. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 1-2.
  57. Wijesuriya SRE, Deen KI, Hewavisenthi J, Balawardana J, Perera M. Neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer down-stages the tumor but reduces lymph node harvest significantly. Surgery Today 2005; 35(6): 442-445.
  58. Wijeyaratne CN, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Parkes AB, Lazarus JH, Premawardhana LDKE. Iodine prophylaxis, goitre and thyroid autoimmunity in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 20-23.

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    Books & Chapters in Books

    1. de Silva, J.Poisoning In :Kumar P & Clark M (eds) Clinical Medicine. 6th ed. Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2005. Online Appendix
    2. de Silva NR. Helminth infections and filariasis. In: Kumar P & Clark M (eds) Clinical Medicine. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Online appendix.
    3. de Silva NR. Soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka. In: Arizono N, Chai J-Y, Nawa Y, Takahashi Y (eds) Food-borne helminthiasis in Asia. Asian Parasitology series monograph vol 1. Chiba, Federation of Asian Parasitologists, 2005; pp 289 -294.
    4. Goonaratne CG, De Silva HJ. How to write a paper in the Medical Sciences. In : Deen, KI, Kumar RR (Eds). Successful Surgical Research: How to Plan, Perform and publish. New Delhi : Churchill BI Publications. 2005 ; pp 76-85.
    5. Jayawardena PL, Abeysena C, Pathmeswarn, A. Handbook on research methodology for medical undergraduates. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2005
    6. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Psychiatry in Sri Lanka In : Psychiatry in Asia Mumbai : Vikas Medical Publishers. 2005; pp

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2004)

  1. Bhutta ZA, Gupta I, de Silva DGH, Manandhar D, Awasthi S, Hossain SM, Salam MA. Maternal and child health: is South Asia ready for change?. British Medical Journal. 2004; 328(7443): 816-819
  2. Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratne R, de Alwis AC, de Silva LDR, Morel RP, de Silva NR. Intestinal parasitoses and the nutritional status of Veddah children in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2004; 35(2): 255-59
  3. Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratne R, de Silva NR. Lymphoedema management knowledge and practices among patients attending filariasis morbidity control clinics in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. Filaria Journal. 2004; 3(1): 6
  4. De Silva D. Genetic testing for single gene disorders. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(1): 18-20
  5. De Silva HA, Hewavisenthi J, Pathmeswaran A, Dassanayake AS, Navaratne NMM, Peiris R, de Silva HJ. Comparison of one week and two weeks of triple therapy for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in a Sri Lankan population: a randomised, controlled study. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(4): 118-22
  6. De Silva HJ. A middle aged man. Lancet. 2004; 364(9428): 111
  7. De Silva HJ. Making a physician. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians. 2004; 37[1&2]: 2-5
  8. De Silva LDR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Nutritional status and productivity of Sri Lankan tea pluckers. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(3): 102-03
  9. De Silva NR, Abhayaratne J, Fernando D. Soil transmitted helminth infections and Sri Lankan children. Bulletin of Sri Lankan College of Microbiologists. 2004; 2(1): 51-58
  10. De Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, De Silva HJ. Selection of students for admission to a medical school in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004;49(3):81-85
  11. Fernando AD. Do schools promote violence in Sri lanka?. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(2): 70
  12. Fernando SD, Karunaweera ND, Fernando WP, Attanayake N, Wickremasinghe AR. A Cost analysis of the use of the rapid, whole-blood, immunochromatographic P.f/P.v assay for the diagnosis of Plasmodium vivax malaria in a rural area of Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2004 ; 98(1): 5-13.
  13. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. New contraceptive options. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2004; 26: 15-22
  14. Gunatilake SB, Settinayake Sunil. Leprosy. Practical Neurology. 2004; 4: 194-203
  15. Haniffa R. Management of health care waste in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(3): 93-5
  16. Hapuarachchi HAC, Dayanath MYD, Abeysundara S, Bandara KBAT, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria among security forces personnel in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(2): 47-51
  17. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Suranimala HDC, Alwis WHE, Senevirathne KADC. Histological evaluation and H. pylori status of dyspeptic patients without gastrooesophageal reflux. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2004; 22(2): 12-17
  18. Ihalagama IRIIP, Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Wijesinghe PS. Pregnancy following treated malignant struma ovarii.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(3): 90-91
  19. Jayawardana PL. Non-specific occupational health conditions among brass workers at Gadaladeniya, Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(4):122-27
  20. Khera G, Kumarage S, Strekozov B. Adult intussusception in a cystic fibrosis patient--mimicking acute appendicitis. ANZ J Surg. 2004; 74(9): 807-8.
  21. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. ADHD in developing countries. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2004; 185(11): 439
  22. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. Depression intervention in resource-poor regions. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2004; 185: 438-439
  23. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. Post-traumatic stress in former Ugandan child soldiers. Lancet. 2004; 363(9421): 1648
  24. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijeratne LT. The Continuing story of dhat syndrome. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2004; 185: 260
  25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Detection and management of alcohol misuse by general practioners. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(2): 71
  26. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Surely you take complementary an alternative medicines?. Psychiatric Bulletin. 2004; 28: 228
  27. Liyanage CAH, Rajarathnam K, Zanoon RS. Locating an insulinoma by surgical expolaration. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49(3): 88-89
  28. Nestel P, Nalubola R, Sivakaneshan R, Wickremasinghe AR, Atukorala S. The Use of Iron-fortified Wheat Flour to Reduce Anemia Among the Estate Population in Sri Lanka. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. 2004; 74(1): 35-51
  29. Premawardhena AP, De Silva S, Arambepola M, Olivieri N, Merson L, Muraco J, Allen A, Fisher CA, Peto T, Vichinsky E, Weatherall DJ. Thalassemia in Sri Lanka: a progress report. Human Molecular Genetics. 2004; 13(Spec. 2): R203-206
  30. Rajendra S, Deen KI. Ileal lipoma causing ileo - caecal intussusception in an adult. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2004; 22(1]: 5-7
  31. Ranawaka UK. What is Stroke?. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2004;12(3 &4)
  32. Rodrigo SNK Palihawadana TS. Peritonoal tuberculosis mimicking malignancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2004; 26: 42-44
  33. Salgado SS, Angunawela P, de Tissera A, Sirisena J. Villous syncytial knots in hypertensive placenta. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2004; 26: 33-37
  34. Samarage H, Padumadasa S. Screening for diabetes mellitus in pregnancy. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004 ; 49(1): 37
  35. Thabrew MI, Jansz ER. Nutritive inportance of palmyrah products. Research Development and Environmental Biology.2004; 1: 1-18
  36. Thabrew MI, Munasinghe C, Chakrewarthi S, Senarath S. The Effect of Cassia auriculata and Cardiospermum halicacabum teas on the steady state blood level and toxicity of carbamazepine. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2004; 90(1): 145-150
  37. Thabrew MI, Munasinghe TMJ, Senarath S, Yapa RMSC. Effects of Cassia auriculata and Cardospermum halicacabum teas on the steady state blood levels of theophylline in rats. Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions. 2004; 20(4): 263-72
  38. Wakista SS, Ranchagoda G. Intensive physiotherapeutic management of congenital muscular torticollis. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2004; 33(2):43-45
  39. Wakista SS, Seneviratne RW. Effectiveness of ultraphonoporesis in the managemment of chronic soft tissue injuries. Galle Medical Journal. 2004; 9(1): 34-35
  40. Wijesinghe PS. Teenage pregnancy: beyond obstetrics care. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2004; 26:1-2
  41. Williams SS, Peris MUPK. Trichotillomania.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004; 49 (1): 25
  42. Zaidi AKM, Awasthi S, de Silva HJ. Burden of infectious diseases in South Asia. British Medical Journal. 2004; 328(7443): 811-815

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2003)

  1. Armuzzi A, Ahamad T, Ling KL, de Silva A, Cullen S, van Heel D, Orchard TR, Welsh KI, Marshall SE, Jewell DP. Genotype-phenotype analysis of the Crohn's disease susceptibility haplotype on chromosome 5q31.Gut. 2003; 52(8): 1133-39
  2. Cowan FM, French RS, Mayaud P, Gopal R, Robinson NJ, de Oliveira SA, Faillace T, Uuskula A, Nygard-Kibur M, Ramalingam S, Sridharan G, El Aouad R, Alami K, Rabi M, Sunil-Chandra, NP. Seroepidemiological study of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 in Brazil, Estonia, India, Morocco and Sri Lanka. Sexually Transm Infect. 2003; 79(4): 286-290
  3. De Silva BA, Wijesekera C, Fernandopulle RC, Fernando WS, Palihawadana TS. Dengue fever in pregnancy- a mamagement dilemma. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2003; XII(1): 47-50
  4. De Silva HA, Aronson JK, Ranasingha CD, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Multi-dose activated charcoal for yellow oleander poisoning.Lancet. 2003; 362(9383): 581
  5. De Silva HA, Fonseka MMD, Pathmeswaran A, Alahakoon DGS, Ratnatilake GA, Gunatilake SB, Ranasingha CD, Lalloo DG, Aronson JK, de Silva HJ. Multiple-dose activated charcoal for treatment of yellow oleander poisoning : a single-blind randomized placebo controlled trial.Lancet. 2003; 361(9373): 1935-38
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB, Smith AD. The pevalence of dementia in a semi-urban population in Sri Lanka : report from a regional survey. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2003; 18(8): 711-715
  7. De Silva HA, Saparamadu PAM, Thabrew MI, Pathmeswaran A, Fonseka MMD, de Silva HJ. Liv. 52 in alcoholic liver disease: a prospective controlled trial. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2003; 84(1): 47-50
  8. De Silva, HA. Alzheimer's disease in Sri Lanka. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians. 2003; 36[1&2]: 14-26
  9. De Silva NR, Brooker S, Hotez PJ, Montresor A, Engels D, Savioli L. Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture. Trends in Parasitology. 2003; 19(12): 547-551
  10. De Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, Fernando SD, Weerasinghe CR, Selvaratnam RR, Padmasiri EA, Montresor A. Impact of mass chemotherapy for the control of filariasis on geohelminth infections in Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2003; 97(4): 421-425
  11. De Silva NR. Impact of mass chemotherapy on the morbidity due to soil-transmitted nematodes.
  12. Deen KI. Faecal incontinence after vaginal delivery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(1): 1-3
  13. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Diuretic activity of leaf and stem decoctions of Anisomeles indica. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants. 2003; 4(1): 433-439
  14. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Water extracts of leaves and stems of pre-flowering but not flowering plants possess analgesic and antihyperalgesic activities in rat. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2003; 41(1): 37-44
  15. Edirisinghe A, Samarasekera A. Pseudo-convulsions in a child subjected to abuse. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(3): 91
  16. Fernando D, Wickremasinghe R, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. Cognitive performance at school entry of children living in malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2003; 97(2): 161-5
  17. Fernando D, de Silva D, Wickremasinghe R. Short-term impact of an acute attack of malaria on the cognitive performance of school children living in a malaria-endemic area of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2003; 97(6): 633-9
  18. Fernando SD, Gunawardena DM, Bandara MR, De Silva, D Carter, R, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. The impact of repeated malaria attacks on the school performance of children.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2003 ; 69(6): 582-8
  19. Fisher CA, Premawardhena AP, De Silva S, Perera G, Rajapaksa S, Olivieri NA, Old JM, Weatherall DJ. The Molecular basis for the thalassaemias in Sri Lanka. British Journal of Haematology. 2003; 121(4): 662-671
  20. Fonseka MMD, Medagoda K, Tillakaratna Y, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Self-limiting cerebellar ataxia following organophosphate poisoning. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2003; 22(2): 107-109
  21. Fonseka MMD, Medagoda D, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Self limiting cerebellar ataxia following organophosphate poisoning. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2003; 22(2): 107-109
  22. Gunasekera MB, Hapugoda MD, Gunasena S, Subasinghe SASC, Bandara KBAT, Khan KB, Abeyewickreme W. A Novel reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction based-liquid hybridisation(RT-PCR-LH) assay for early diagnosis of dengue infection. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(1): 17-22
  23. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Better reproductive health: a strategy for poverty reduction. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003; 25: 16-21
  24. Gunawardene YINS, Bendena WG, Tobe SS, Chan SM. Comparative immunohistochemistry and cellular distribution of farnesoic acid o-methyltransferase in the shrimp and the crayfish. Peptides. 2003; 24(10): 1591-1597
  25. Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y, Aoki Y.Chemotactic response of Brugia pahangi infective larvae to jird serum in vitro. Parasitology Research. 2003;90(4): 337-42.
  26. Gurugama NP, Seneviratne SL, Peiris DTS, de Silva HJ. Detection and management of alcohol misuse by General Practitioners. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(4): 122-124
  27. Iddamaldeniya SS, Wichramasinghe SMDN, Thabrew MI, Ranatunge N, Tammitiyagodage MG. Protection against diethylnitrosamine induced hepatocarcinogenecity by an indigenous herbal remedy comprised of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Simlax glabra: a preliminary study. Journal of Carcinogenesis. 2003; 2(1): 6-11
  28. Jayawardana PL, de Alwis WR. Audiometry in brass workers. Journal of College of Community Physicians in Sri Lanka. 2003; 8: 10-17
  29. Karunasekera KAW, Fernando R, Jayasinghe JC, Rajendran S. Successful pneumatic dilatation of acalasia cardia in a preschool child. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2003; 32(4): 111-112
  30. Karunasekera, KAW, Perera KPJ, Perera MTPR, Abeynarayana J. Prevalence of asthma and atopic symptoms in children aged 5-11 years. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2003; 32(1): 11-14
  31. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Acute hospital care. Psychiatric Bulletin. 2003; 26(8): 315
  32. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Betel use and schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2003; 182: 455
  33. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Delusional parasitosis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(3): 96-97
  34. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Psychiatry and media. Psychiatry Bulletin. 2003; 27(8): 316
  35. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. "Dhat" is it a "syndrome" or a "symptom"?. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2003; 12(1): 19-21
  36. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. A Response to "remembering Robert Kendell".British Journal of Psychiatry. 2003;182(4):279-280
  37. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Fecal incontinence after vaginal delivery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(2): 64
  38. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. The Adolscent girl. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(1): 35
  39. Malalasekera AP, Ariyaratne MHJ, Fernando R, Perera D, Deen KI. Cost accounting in a surgical unit in a teaching hospital--a pilot study. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(3): 71-74
  40. Malalavidhane TS, Wickremasinghe SMDN, Perera MSA, Jansz ER. Oral hypoglygaemic activity of Ipomea aquatica in streptozotocin induced diabetic wistar rats and type II diabetics. Phytotherapy Research. 2003; 17(9): 1098-1100
  41. Mazziotti G, Premawardena LDKE, Parkes AB, Adams H, Smyth PPA, Smith DF, Kaluarachi WN, Wijeratne CN, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Lazarus JH. Evalution of thyroid autoimmunity during iodine prophylaxis: the Sri Lankan experience. European Journal of Endocrinology.2003; 149(2): 103-110
  42. Medagoda K, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. A Case of self-limiting Coomb's negative haemolytic anaemia following dengue shock syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(4): 147-48
  43. Okosime OE, Premawardena LDKE, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Smyth PPA, Parkes AB, Lejeune PJ, Ruf J, Lazarus JH. Thyroglobulin epitope recognition in post iodine supplemented Sri Lanka population. Clinical Endocrinology(Oxf). 2003; 59(2): 190-197
  44. Padumadasa S, Goonewardene M. Knowledge and awareness about gynaecological cancer Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003; 25: 30-33
  45. Palihawadana P, Wickremasinghe AR, Perera J. Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among pregnant females in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2003; 34(2): 398-404.
  46. Premawardhena AP, Fisher CA, Liu YT, Verma IC, De Silva S, Arambepola M, Clegg, JB, Weatherall, DJ. The Global distribution of length polymorphisms of the promoters of the gucuronosyltransferase I gene(UGTIAI): hematologic and evolutionary implications. Blood Cells Molecules and Diseases. 2003; 31(1): 98-101
  47. Ranasinghe KN, Tilakaratne Y, de Silva HJ. Non-secretory multiple myelomas. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(2): 63
  48. Selvaratnam RR, de Silva LD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Nutritional status and productivity of Sri Lankan tea pluckers. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(4): 114-118
  49. Silva MA, Ratnayake G, Deen KI. The quality of life of stoma patients: temporary ileostomy versus colostomy. World Journal of Surgery. 2003; 27(4): 421-424
  50. Siriwardana PN, Satheshan B, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. The natural course of acquired undescended testis in boys. British Journal of Surgery.2003; 90[12]: 1609
  51. Sumathipala A, Siribaddana S, de Silva N. Qualitative research. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003; 48(4): 136-39
  52. Sumathipala A, Sribaddana SH, Abeysingha NM, de Silva N, Fernando DJ, Dayaratne DA, de Silva D, Warnasuriya ND, Hotopf, M. Challenges in recruiting older twins for the Sri Lankan twin registry. Twin Research. 2003; 6(1): 67-71
  53. Thabrew MI, Dharmasiri MG, Senaratne L. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in the polyherbal formulation maharasnadhi quathar. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2003; 85(2-3): 261-267
  54. Thabrew MI, Munasinghe TMJ, Chakrewarthi S, Senarath S. Possible interaction of herbal tea and carbamazepine. Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions. 2003; 19(3): 177-187
  55. Thabrew MI. An Investigation of the hypoglacaemic and toxic effects of palmyrah fruit pulp. Vidya. 2003; 5: 4
  56. Watanabe H, Weerasinghe A, Miyaji C, Sekikawa H, Toyabe S, Mannor MK, Morshed SR, Halder RC, Kobayashi J, Toma H, Sato Y, Iwai K, Matsuoka H, Abo T. Expansion of unconventional T cells with natural killer markers in malaria patients. Parasitology International. 2003; 52(1): 61-70.
  57. Weerasooriya MV, Itoh M, Mudalige MP, Qiu XG, Kimura E, Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y. Human infection with Wuchereria bancrofti in Matara, Sri Lanka: the use, in parallel, of an ELISA to detect filaria-specific IgG4 in urine and of ICT card tests to detect filarial antigen in whole blood
  58. Wijesinghe PS. The aging population in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003; 25: 1-2

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2002)

  1. Ahamad T, Armuzzi A, Bunce M, Mulcahy-Hawes K, Marshall SE, Orchard TR, Crawshaw J, Large O, de Silva A, Cook JT, Barnardo M, Cullen S, Welsh KI, Jewell DP. The Molecular classification of the clinical manifestations of Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology. 2002; 122(4): 854-66.
  2. Allen H, Crompton DWT, de Silva NR, LoVerde PT, Olds GR. New policies for using anthelmintics in high risk groups.Trends in Parasitology. 2002; 18(9): 381-382
  3. Altman D, Carroli G, Duley L, Farrell B, Moodley J, Neilson J, Smith D; Fernando S. Magpie Trial Collaboration Group. Do women with pre-eclampsia and their babies benifit from management sulphate? The Magpie Trial: a randomised placebo controlled trial. Lancet. 2002; 359: 1877-90
  4. Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratne R, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Evaluation of the ICT whole-blood antigen card test to detect infection due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002; 96(1): 60-63
  5. Dassanayake AS, Karunanayake P, Kasturiratne KTAA, Fonseka MMD, Wijesiriwardena B, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Safety of subcutaneous adrenaline as prophylaxis against acute adverse reactions to anti-venom serum in snakebite. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(2): 48-49
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Mini Mental State Examination in Sinhalese: a sensitive test to screen for dementia in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2002; 17(2): 134-39
  7. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Rivastigmine in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2002; 10(12): 5-6
  8. De Silva HJ, Fonseka MMD, Gunatilake SB, Sellahewa KH, Kularatne SAM. Anti-venom for snake bite in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(2): 43-45
  9. Deen KI. Patients who have etched a permanent mark in my memory. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(4): 131
  10. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Anti-inflammatory activity of decoction of leaves and stems of Anisomeles indica at pre-flowering and flowering stages. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2002; 40(6): 433-439
  11. Ferdinandis TGHC, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Effect of carbohydrates meals for varying consistency on gastric myoelectrical activity. Singapore Medical Journal. 2002; 43(11): 579-582
  12. Fernando MAB, Deen KI, Hewavisenthi J. Primary anal malignant melanoma.Case report and review of the literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2002; 20[2]: 37-41
  13. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe AR. The clinical and epidemiological features of childhood malaria in a moderately endemic area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2002; 33(4): 671-7.
  14. Fonseka MMD, Seneviratne SL, de Silva CE, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Yellow oleander poisoning in Sri Lanka: outcome in a secondary care hospital. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2002; 21(6): 293-295
  15. Gu PL, Gunawardene YINS, Chow BC, He JG, Chan SM. Characterization of a novel cellular retinoic acid/retinol binding protein from shrimp: expression of the recombinant protein for immunohistochemical detection and binding assay. Gene. 2002; 288(1-2): 77-84
  16. Gunasekera HAKM, Sunil-Chandra NP, de Silva HJ. Low community seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in the Gampaha district. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(4): 122
  17. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Emergency Obstetric care: the key to further reducing maternal mortality in Sri Lanka. Regional Health Forum WHO-SEARO. 2002; 6(2): 22-29
  18. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Reducing abortions is a public health issue. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;47(2):74
  19. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Why assisted reproductive technologies need regulation?. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics Gynacology. 2002; 24: 15-18
  20. Gunatilake SB. The Physician neurologist: what do they do?what should they do?and why don't they?. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians. 2002; 35(1 &2): 24-31
  21. Gunatilake SB. Letter from Sri Lanka- a paradise For the travelling neurologist. Practical Neurology. 2002; 3: 184-86
  22. Gunawardene YINS, Tobe, SS, Bendena WG, Chow BK, Yagi KJ, Chan SM. Function and cellular localization of farnesoic acid o-methyltransferase (FAMeT) in the shrimp, Metapenaeus ensis . European Journal of Biochemistry. 2002; 269(14): 3587-3595
  23. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, De Silva MVC. Gastrointestinal stromal tmours (GIST) revisited. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 2002; 3: 3-11
  24. Karunasekera KAW, Sirisena J, Jayasinghe JACT, Perera GUI. How accurate is the postnatal estimation of gestational age?. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. 2002; 48(5): 270-272
  25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Kuruppuarachchi KAJM, Wijerathne S, Williams SS. Psychological distress among students from five universities in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(1): 13-15
  26. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Conflict in Sri Lanka: Doctors can influence people and promote peace. British Medical Journal. 2002; 324(7333): 361
  27. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Psychological distress among university students. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(3): 103
  28. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Hospital admission of children and psychological trauma. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(3): 104-105
  29. Mendis S, Ranatunga P, Jayatilake M, Wanninayake S, Wickremasinghe R. Hyperhomocysteinaemia in Sri Lankan patients with coronary artery disease.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(3): 89-92
  30. Palihawadana P, Wickremasinghe AR, Perera J. Strategies for immunisation against rubella: evidence from a study in the Kalutara District. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(2): 52-7
  31. Peiris-John RJ, Ruberu DK, Wickremasinghe AR, Smit LA, van der Hoek W. Effects of occupational exposure to organophosphate pesticides on nerve and neuromuscular function. Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. 2002; 44(4): 352-7.
  32. Premaratne R, Chandrasena TGAN, Abeyewickreme W, Chandrasena LG, Senerath S, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Red blood cell antioxidant levels in Wuchereria bancrofti infections. Experimental Parasitology. 2002; 102(2): 81-88
  33. Premaratne R, Pathmeswaran A, Chandrasekara B, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Effect of pollution on health of residents in an industrial area in Sri Lanka. Archives of Environmental Health. 2002; 57(6): 579-583
  34. Premaratne R, Sathischandra H, Thilakaratne Y, Shantharaj W, de Silva HJ. Effects of propranolol and nitrates on exercise capacity, respiratory minute volume and capillary oxygen saturation during exercise in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. Hepatology Research. 2002; 24(2): 152-158
  35. Ranatunge KS, Fernando MA, Silva MA, Kumarage SK, Deen KI. Use of mini-laparotomy in the treatment of colonic cancer(Br J Surg 2001;88:831-6). British Journal of Surgery. 2002; 89(2): 247-248
  36. Samarage H, Padumadasa S, Gamage N. A Case of pleural endometriosis. Galle Medical Journal. 2002; 1(3): 48-51
  37. Seneviratne SL, de Silva CE, Fonseka MMD, Pathmeswaran A, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Envenoming due to snake bite during pregnancy. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002; 96(3): 272-274.
  38. Silva MA, Deen KI, Fernando DJS, Sheriffdeen AH. The Internal jugular vein valve may have a significant role in the prevention of venous reflux: evidence from live and cadaveric human subjects. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 2002; 22(3): 202-05
  39. Silva MA, Munasinghe SH, Munasinghe D, Deen KI. Magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography(MRCP). Surgery. 2002; 20(5): 120b-120e
  40. Silva MA, Rajapakse T, Deen KI. Laparoscopic excision of a mesenteric cyst case report and review of literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2002; 20(1): 12-14
  41. Sumathipala A, Sribaddana SH, de Silva N, Fernando D, Abeysingha N, Dayaratne R, de Silva D, Warnasuriya ND, Hotopf M. Sri lankan Twin Registry. Twin Rearch. 2002; 5(5): 424-426
  42. van Heel DA, Udalova IA, De Silva AP, McGovern DP, Kinouchi Y, Hull J, Lench NJ, Cardon LR, Carey AH, Jewell DP, Kwiatkowski D. Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with a TNF polymorphism that affects an interaction between the OCT1 and NF(-kappa)B transcription factors. Human Molecular Genetics. 2002; 11(11): 1281-9.
  43. Weerasekera D, Padumadasa GS. A Review of post-operative morbidity following laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy compared to conventional types of hysterectomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics Gynacology. 2002; 24: 19-22
  44. Weerasinghe CR, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Compliance with single-dose diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) mass treatment programme for filariasis in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Regional Health Forum WHO-SEAR. 2002; 6(2): 43-47
  45. Weerasinghe KL, Galappaththy G, Fernando WP, Wickremasinghe DR, Faizal HM, Wickremasinghe AR. A safety and efficacy trial of artesunate, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and primaquine in P falciparum malaria.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(3): 83-5
  46. Weerasooriya MV, Gunawardena NK, Itoh M, Qiu X. -G, Kimura E. Prevalence and intensity of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in Sri Lanka by Og4C3 ELISA using filter paper-absorbed whole blood. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002; 96(1): 41-45
  47. Wickremasinghe AR, Gunawardena, DM, Mahawithanage, ST. Use of routinely collected past surveillance data in identifying and mapping high-risk areas in a malaria endemic area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2002; 33(4): 678-84
  48. Wijesinghe PS. Primary spontaneous complete colporrhexis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002; 47(1): 29
  49. Wijesinghe PS. Violence against women. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology. 2002; 24: 1-2

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2001)

  1. De Silva D, Suriyawansa D, Mangalika M, Samarasinghe D. Meckel Gruber syndrome: a single gene cause of recurrent neural tube defects. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(1): 30
  2. De Silva DGH, Hobbs CJ, Hanks H. Conscription of children in armed conflict - a form of child abuse: a sudy of 19 former child soldiers. Child Abuse Review. 2001; 10: 125-134
  3. De Silva DGH, Hobbs CJ. Conscription of children in armed conflict. British Medical Journal. 2001; 322(7298): 1372
  4. De Silva DGH. Conscription of children in armed conflict: clarifications. British Medical Journal. 2001; 323(7311): 517
  5. De Silva HA, Jayasekara WMPR, Mangalika HAR. Breast examination of older women in a teaching hospital. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(3): 95-96
  6. De Silva HJ. Should cisapride be withdrawn?. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2001; 9(2): 1
  7. De Silva MVC, Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Quality assurance in histopathology. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 2001; 2(1): 1-2
  8. De Silva N, Pathmeswaran A, Mendis K. Students behaviour and attitudes versus academic performance. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2001; 24(1): 43-45
  9. De Silva N, Teaching communication skills. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians. 2001; 34[1&2]: 7-11
  10. Deen KI de Silva AP, Jayakody M, de Silva HJ. Saphenoperitoneal anastomosis for resistant ascites in patients with cirrhosis. American Journal of Surgery. 2001; 181(2): 145-148
  11. Deen KI, Gunawardena PAHA. Comparison of hydrogen peroxide instillation with Goodsall's rule for fistula in-ano. Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2001; 71(8): 472-474
  12. Fernando B, Mendis K. Introduction of electronic communication alone would not improve clinical care. British Medical Journal. 2001; 323: 516
  13. Fernando MR, Thabrew MI. Extra-pancreatic effects contributing to the hypoglycaemic activity of Artocarpus heterophyllus. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2001; 44(1): 1-10
  14. Fernando SD, Goonethilleke H, Weerasena KH, Kuruppuarachchi ND, Tilakaratne D, de Silva D, Wickremasinghe AR. Geo-helminth infections in a rural area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2001; 32(1): 23-6.
  15. Ganeshwaran Y, Senevirathne SM, Jayamaha R, de Silva AP, Balasuriya WK. Dengue fever associated with a haematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(3): 105-06
  16. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Reducing abortions is a public health issue. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(2): 41-44
  17. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS, Goonewardene IMR. The Caesarean section rate is rising. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(4): 147-150
  18. Gunatilake SB, Jayasekera, BAS, Premawardhena AP. Stroke subtypes in Sri Lanka - a hospital based study. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(1): 19-20
  19. Gunawardene YINS, Chow BK, He JG, Chan SM. The Shrimp FAMeT cDNA is encoded for a putative enzyme involved in the methyl farnesoate (MF) biosynthetic pathway and is temporally expressed in the eyestalk of different sexes. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2001; 31(11): 1115-1124
  20. Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Interpretation of colorectal biopsies:a systematic approach. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 2001; 2(1): 3-9
  21. Itoh M, Weerasooriya MV, Qiu G, Gunawardena NK, Anantaphruti MT, Tesana S, Rattanaxay P, Fujimaki Y, Kimura E. Sensitive and specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in urine samples. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2001; 65(4): 362-5.
  22. Karunasekera KAW, Jayasinghe JACT, Alwis LWGR. Risk factors of childhood asthma: a Sri lankan study. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. 2001; 47(3): 142-145
  23. Kasturiratne KTAA, Premaratne BAHR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Compliance with the mass chemotherapy program for lymphatic filariasis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(4): 126-129
  24. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Communitry psychiatry in developing countries - Sri Lanka. Psychiatric Bulletin. 2001; 25: 401
  25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Cross cultural psychiatric interviews and research instruments. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2001; 179: 461
  26. Malalavidhane TS, Wickremasinghe SMDN, Jansz ER. An Aqueous extract of the green leafy vegetables Ipomoea aquatica is as effective as the oral hypoglacaemic drug Tolbutamide in reducing the blood sugar levels of Wistar rats. Phytotherapy Research. 2001; 15: 635-673
  27. Munasinghe TCJ, Seneviratne CK, Thabrew MI, Abeysekera, AM. Antiradical and antilipoperoxidative effects of some plant extracts used by Sri Lankan traditional medical practitioners for cardioprotection. Phytotherapy Research. 2001; 15(6): 519-523
  28. Nicholl DS, Daniels HM, Thabrew MI, Grayer RJ, Simmonds MSJ, Hughes RS. In-vitro studies on the immunomodulatory effects of extracts of Osbeckia aspera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2001; 78(1): 39-44
  29. Premaratne R, Gunatilake AKE, de Silva NR, Tilakaratne Y, Fonseka MMD, de Silva HJ. Severe hepatic dysfunction associated with falciparum malaria. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2001; 32(1): 70-72
  30. Premaratne R, Tilakaratne Y, Fonseka MMD, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Parasuicide by self-injection of an organophosphate insecticide. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2001; 20(7): 377-378
  31. Premawardhena AP, Fisher CA, Fathiu F, de Silva S, Perera W, Peto TE, Olivieri NF, Weatherall DJ. Genetic determinants of jaundice and gallstones in haemoglobin E beta thalassaemia. Lancet. 2001; 357(9272): 1945-46
  32. Ranatunge KS, Fernando MA, Silva MA, Kumarage SK, Deen KI. Use of mini-laparotomy in th treatment of colonic cancer(Br J Surg 2001;88:831-6). British Journal of Surgery. 2002; 89(2): 247-248
  33. Ranawaka UK. Management of ischaemic stroke -early treatment. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2001; 9(2)
  34. Samarawickrema NA, Upcroft JA, Thammapalerd N, Uproft P. A Rapid method for cryopreserving Entamoeba histolytica. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2001; 95(8): 853-855
  35. Selliah S, de Tissera A, de Mel T. A Comparative study of the protection offered by Vitamin E and captopril when used as additives in kidney storage solutions. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2001; 44(1): 11-18
  36. Senevirathne SM, Ganeshwaran Y, Jayamaha R, de Silva AP, Balasuriya WK. A Man with thyrotoxicosis lymphoma and thymic hyperplasia. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001; 46(3): 102-03
  37. Thabrew MI, Samarawickrema NA, Munasinghe C. Antioxidant potential of two polyherbal preparations used in Ayurveda for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2001; 76(3): 285-291
  38. Wagaarachchi PT, Fernando L, Premachadra P, Fernando DJ. Screening based on risk factors for gestational diabetes in an Asian population. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2001; 21(1): 32-34
  39. Weerasooriya MV, Weerasooriya TR, Gunawardena NK, Samarawickrema WA, Kimura E. Epidemiology of bancroftian filariasis in three suburban areas of Matara, Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2001;95(3):263-73.
  40. Wijesinghe PS, Gunasekera PC, Goonewardene IMR. Early pregnancy loss: are we doing enough?. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2001; 23: 28-30
  41. Wijesiriwardena B, de Silva HJ. Dyspepsia. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians. 2001; 21: 21-25.

Publications in peer reviewed journals (2000)

  1. De Silva HJ, de Silva NR. Morbidity due to intestinal geohelminth infections. Gastroenterology Today. 2000; 4: 196-198
  2. De Silva HJ, Kasturiaratchi N, Seneviratne SL, Senaratne DC, Molagoda A, Ellawala NS. Suicide in Sri Lanka: Points to ponder. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(1): 17-24
  3. De Silva N, Abeyewickreme W, Chandrasena TGAN. Sleeping sickness and teaching of medical students. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(1): 39
  4. De Silva N. Continuing professional development (CPD) - an emerging international trend for doctors in practice. Journal of Ruhunu Clinical Society. 2000; 7(1): 5-7
  5. De Silva N. Distance education : a flexible learning approach for practising doctors. Galle Medical Journal. 2000; 2(1): 38-42
  6. De Silva NR, Samarasinghe HHR. Quality in medical education. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(2): 55-57
  7. De Silva NR, Thabrew MI, Saparamadu PAM, Jayawardena DRKC, Arachchige AA, Weerawardhane M, Silva Gunawardena, YIN. Geneder differences in undergraduate medical examination results in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(3): 119-122
  8. Deen KI. Postoperative adhesions and small bowel obstruction - New insights. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2000; 18(1): 6-9
  9. Fernando RM, Wickremasinghe SMDN, Thabrew MI. Possible toxicity of a medicinal plant, "Asteracantha longifolia". Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2000; 43(1): 1-6
  10. Gibberd R, Pathmeswaran A, Burtenshaw K. Using clinical indicators to identify areas for quality improvement. Journal of Qualitative Clinical Practice. 2000; 20(4): 136-144
  11. Gunatilake, SB. Sleeping sickness in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(1): 39-40
  12. Gunatilake SB, Seneviratne SL. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy : a study in Sri Lanka. Seizure. 2000; 9(3): 221-23
  13. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Ariyaratne J, Gunawardena PAHA. Mixed medullary follicular carcinoma--an unusual thyroid neoplasm. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(1): 34-35
  14. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Collure SK. Synovial sarcoma in an unusual site.Ceylon Medical Journal.2000; 45(2): 82-83
  15. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Samarasekera DS, Priyadharshani JWS. Colerectal carcinoma: audit of histopathology reports. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 2000; 1(1): 19-22
  16. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Wedysinghe AN. Interfollicular Hodgkin's disease with histological features of Castleman's disease. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(3): 138-139
  17. Jayathilake KAPW, Thabrew MI. Protection by Osbeckia aspera against carbon tetrachloride-mediated alterations in microsomal drug metabolizing enzyme activity. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2000; 52(4): 461-465
  18. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Ratnayake JAWS, Dasanayake NAH, Rajakuruna RR. The Koro syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(4): 182
  19. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS, Gadambabathan T. Post-traumatic stress disorder after watching violent scenes on television. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(4): 177-178
  20. Kuruppuarachchi, KALA. Need for psychogeriatric services for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine.2000; 9(1): 14-16
  21. Liyanage CE, Thabrew MI, Kuruppuarachchi DSP. Nitrate pollution in ground water of kalpitiya: An evaluation of the content of nitrates in the waterand food items cultivated in the area. Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 2000; 28: 101-112
  22. Maclean J, Campbell S, Pollock K, Chackrewarthy S, Coggins JR, Lapthorn AJ. Crystallization and preliminary x-ray analysis of shikimate dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli. Acta Crystallographica. 2000; 56: 512-515
  23. Malalasekera, AP, Deen, KI. Relief of large bowel obstruction with a self-expanding metal stent . Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2000; 18(1): 26-27
  24. Malalavidhane, TS, Wickremasinghe, SMDN, Jansz, ER. The Oral hypoglacaemic activity of Ipomea aquatica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2000; 72: 293-298
  25. Peiris DTS, Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Weerasena LP, Seneviratna NAH, Tilakaratna YT, de Silva HJ, Wijesiriwardena B. Neuroleptic malignanat syndrome without fever: a report of three cases. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 2000; 69(2): 277-278
  26. Premawardena LDKE, Parkes AB, Smyth PPA, Wijeratne CN, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Lazarus, JH. Increased prevalence on thyroglobulin antibodies in Sri Lankan school girls - is iodine the cause?. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2000; 143(2): 185-188
  27. Seneviratna G.D.C.N, Manamperi A.A.P.S., Kapilananda G.M.G., Longacre, S., Handunnetti S.M., Udagama-Randeniya P.V. A double antibody sandwich ELISA for the diagnosis of vivax malaria: a tool for further research. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2000; 43(1): 11-17
  28. Seneviratne SL, Opanayaka CJ, Ratnayake NSLA, Sarathkumara KE, Sugathadasa AM, Weerasuriya N, Wickrama WASS, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Use of antivenom serum in snake bite: a prospective study of hospital practice in the Gampaha district. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(2): 65-68
  29. Thabrew MI, Samarawickrema NA, Chandrasena LG, Jayasekara S. Protection by garlic against adriamycin induced alterations in the oxido-reductive status of mouse red blood cells. Phytotherapy Research. 2000; 14(3): 215-217
  30. Wijesinghe PS. Intra-amniotic injection or intrauterine injection of methylene blue? (2). Ceylon Medical Journal. 2000; 45(2): 92
  31. Wijeysuriya SRE, Rathnayake G, Deen KI. Patients' experience and quality of life with a loop ileostomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery.2000;18(1): 21-23
  32. Olivieri NF, De Silva S, Premawardhena AP, Sharma S, Viens AM, Taylor CM, Brittenham, GM, Weatherall, DJ. Iron overload and iron-chelating therapy in haemoglobin E/beta thalassaemia.Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2000; 22(6): 593-597
  33. de Silva S, Fisher CA, Premawardhena AP, Lamabadusuriya SP, Peto TE, Perera G, Old JM, Clegg JB, Olivieri NF, Weatherall DJ, Sri Lanka Thalassaemia Study Group. Thalassaemia in Sri Lanka: implications for the future health burden of asian populations. Lancet. 2000; 355(9206): 786-791
  34. Niriella DA, Deen KI. Neosphincters in the management of faecal incontinence. British Journal of Surgery. 2000; 87(12): 1617-1628
  35. Fernando SD, Paranavitane SR, Rajakaruna J, Weerasinghe S, Silva D, Wickremasinghe AR. The health and nutritional status of school children in two rural communities in Sri Lanka. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2000 ; 5(6): 450-2.
  36. Wagaarachchi PT, Sirisena J. Efficiency of Pipelle device in sampling endometrium. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2000; 79(9): 793-795
  37. Wagaarachchi PT, Fernando L. Fertility following ligation of internal iliac arteries for life-threatening obstetric haemorrhage: case report. Human Reproduction. 2000; 15(6): 1311-13
  38. Wagaarachchi PT, Fernando L, Fernando DJ. Acute pelvic inflammatory disease in a gynecological casualty setting. International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics. 2000; 68(2): 155-56
  39. de Silva DGH. Some reflections on child abuse in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2000; 29(4): 104-106

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