(Indexed journals are highlighted in BOLD letters)




1.    Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. The Vascular endothelial growth factor family in adverse pregnancy outcomes- Invited Review, Human Reproduction Update, 2012, 18(4):436-457


2.    Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Thompson SD, North RA, McCowan LME, Roberts CT. Interaction between maternal BMI and angiogenesis regulating gene polymorphisms associates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth. Molecular Human Reproduction, 2012, doi: 10.1093/molehr/gas016


3.    Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Thompson SD, North RA, McCowan LME, Roberts CT. A functional variant in ANGPT1 and the risk of pregnancies with hypertensive disorders and small for gestational age infants. Molecular Human Reproduction, 2012,18(6): 325-332


4.    Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Laurence JA, Roberts CT. Placental expression of VEGF family mRNA in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Placenta, 2012; 33:467-472


5.    Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Thompson SD, Roberts CT. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the KDR gene in pregnancies complicated by gestational hypertensive disorders and small for gestational age infants. Reproductive Sciences, 2012;19(5):547-554


6     Dissanayake VHW, Sirisena ND, Weerasekera LY, Gammulla CG, Seneviratne HR, Jayasekara RW. A Candidate Gene Study of Genetic Thrombophilic Polymorphisms in Pre-eclampsia and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in Sinhalese women. Journal of Obstetric and Gynaecology Research 2012 Apr 30. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01846.x.


7.    Katulanda P, Rajapakse JRDK, Kariyawasamv KDJC, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. An adolescent with 48, XXYY syndrome with hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and renal malformations. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in Press.


8.    Gamage TH, Godapitiya IUH, Nanayakkara S, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A child with mosaicism for deletion (14) (q11.2q13). Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2012, 18(1): 130-33.


9.    Raveendran SS, Anthony DJ, Ion L. Volumetric evaluation for neck contouring - Anatomical basis. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, In Press




10.  Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Thompson SD, McCowan LME, North RA, Roberts CT. A functional variant in the thrombospondin-1 gene and the risk of small for gestational age infants. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2011;9:2221-8


11.  Andraweera PH, Dekker GA, Thompson SD, Nowak RC, Zhang VJ, McCowan LME, North RA, Roberts CT. Association of vascular endothelial growth factor +936 C/T single nucleotide polymorphism with pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age babies. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2011;165(12):1123-1130


12.  Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Haplotypes of heparin-binding epidermal-growth-factor-like growth factor gene are associated with pre-eclampsia. Journal of Obstetric and Gynaecology Research 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01700.x


13.  Dissanayake VHW, Jayasinghe JD, Tilakaratna V, Jayasekara RW. A novel mutation in SLC37A4 gene in a Sri Lankan boy with glycogen storage disease type Ib associated with very early onset neutropenia. Journal of Molecular Genetics and Medicine 2011;5:262-263.


14.  Dissanayake VHW, Gunawardena ND, Gunasekara NCA, Siriwardhana DRS, Senarath N. Shift in the transmission pattern of dengue serotypes and concurrent infection with more than one dengue virus serotype. Ceylon Medical Journal 2011; 56: 176-178. DOI:


15.  Dissanayake MM. Management of Infections of eyelids. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2011;19(1):8-10


16.  Dissanayake VHW, Samarakoon PS, Scaria V, Patowary A, Sivasubbu S, Gokhale R. The Sri Lankan Personal Genome Project: an overview. Sri Lanka Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2011; 2:4-9. DOI:


17.  Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The Sri Lankan Genome Variation Database. Sri Lanka Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2011;2(1):10-21. DOI:


18.  Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. In silico analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Heparin-Binding EGF-like Growth Factor (HBEGF) gene and their allelic profiles in the Sri Lankan population: a comprehensive approach to prioritise SNPs for candidate gene studies. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2011;2(1):22-38. DOI:


19.  Samarakoon LB, Lakmal KC, Thillainathan S, Bataduwaarachchi VR, Anthony DJ, Jayasekera RW. Anatomical relations of the Superficial Sensory Branches of the Radial Nerve; A cadaveric study with clinical implications. Patient Safety in Surgery 2011, 5: 28




20.  Wettasinghe TK, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Y chromosome microdeletions are not associated with spontaneous recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka. Human Reproduction 2010;25(12):3152-6.


21.  Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Dissanayake VHW. A candidate gene study of susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2010;15(5):632-8.


22.  Dissanayake VHW, Bandarage P, Pedurupillay CRJ, Jayasekara RW. A Sri Lankan child with 49,XXXXY syndrome. Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2010;16(3):164-165.


23.  De Silva KRD, Silva R, De Silva C, Gunasekara WSL, Dias P, Jayasekara RW (2010). Comparison of the configuration of the posterior communicating artery between foetal and adult brains: A study of a Sri Lankan population. Annals of the Indian Academy of Neurology 2010;13 (3):198-201.


24.  Dissanayake VHW. Developing Human Resources Capacity in Health and Medical Informatics in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-medical Informatics 2010;1(1):6-11.


25.  Dissanayake VHW, Nisansala D, Sandamal S, Jayasekara RW. Tele-Genetics: Using Low Cost Internet Technology to Provide Genetic Consultations to Rural Areas in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2010;1(1):46-48.


26.  Simpson B, Dissanayake VHW, Douglas-Jones R, Sariola S. Ethical review, remit and responsibility in biomedical research in South Asia. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2010;7(2):113-4. [This is a reproduction of: Simpson R, Dissanayake V, Douglas-Jones R, Sariola S. Biomedical Research in South Asia - Ethical Review, Remit and Responsibilities. The News Letter of the International Institute for Asian Studies, No. 52 Winter 2009:27.]


Before 2010


27.     Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker N, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L. A study of three candidate genes for pre-eclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2009;35(2):234-242.]


28.     Dissanayake VHW, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera LSD, Jayasekara RW. Prevalence of genetic thrombophilic polymorphisms in the Sri Lankan population - implications for association study design and clinical genetic testing services. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2009;87(2): 159–162.


29.     De Silva KRD, Silva R, , Gunasekara WSL, Jayasekara RW.Prevalence of typical circle of Willis and the variation in the anterior communicating artery: A study of a Sri Lankan population. Annals of the Indian Academy of Neurology 2009;12:157-61


30.     De Silva KRD, Silva TRN, , Gunasekara WSL, Jayasekara RW. Variations in the origin of the posterior cerebral artery in adult Sri Lankans. Neurology India 2009;.57(1) : 46-49


31.     Dissanayake VHW, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayake DJS, Hidellage NT, Wijetunge K, Pedurupillay CRJ. Chromosomal abnormalities in patients with recurrent spontaneous pregnancy loss and sub-fertility. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009;31(2):84-87.


32.     Dissanayake VHW. Genetics of Pre-eclampsia and the weight of babies at birth - Clinical and Genetic Studies in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2009;54(3):90-92.


33.     Edirippulige S, Marasinghe RB, Dissanayake VHW, Abeykoon P and R Wootton. Strategies to promote e-health and Telemedicine activities in developing countries. In: Wootton R, Patil N, Scott R, Ho K, eds. Telehealth in the Developing World. London: Royal Society Press, 2009: 79-87.


34.     Samaranayake TN, Dissanayake VHW, Fernando SD. Clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka – possible evidence for a genetic susceptibility among Sinhalese. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2008;102(5):383-90.


35.     AP Malalasekera. Management of Renal Colic. The Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2008; 16(1):9-11


36.     Dissanayake MM. Management of Conjunctivitis.The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2008;16(3):1-3


37.     Dissanayake MM, Fernando MTD, Welagedara PGRIS. Knowledge and attitude regarding retinopathy and laser treatment in diabetic patients attending a hospital clinic. The Journal of the college of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2008;14: 72-77


38.     Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Cytogenetic testing in paediatrics: Some aspects of the Sri Lankan scenario. Sri Lanka Journal of Paediatrics 2008;37(2):38-41.


39.     Dissanayake VHW. Integrating advances in genetics into day to day clinical practice: a wakeup call for health care professionals. Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society 2008;15(1):6-9.


40.     Dissanayake VHW, Tower C, Broderick A, Stocker LJ, Seneviratne HR, Jayasekara RW, Kalsheker N, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L. Polymorphism in the epidermal growth factor gene is associated with birthweight in Sinhalese and white Western Europeans. Molecular Human Reproduction 2007; 13(6):425-9


41.     Malalasekera AP, Goddard JC, Terry TR. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce simulating recurrent penile cancer. Urology 2007 Mar; 69(3):576.e13-4


42.     Dissanayake VHW, Samarasinghe HD, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratn HR, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F. Morbidity and mortality associated with pre-ecalmpsia among Sinhalese women delivering in two tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2007; 33 (1): 56–62.


43.     De Silva KRD, Silva TRN, De Silva MVC, Gunasekara, WSL, Jayasekara RW. Intracranial aneurisms and its association with variations in the Circle of Willis: A study of a Sri Lankan population. The Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2007; 16: 1-5


44.     Jayasekara RT, Ediriwickrama N, Dissanayake MM, Jayasekara RW. A descriptive study of the positions of the supraorbital and infraorbital foramina related to gender and side. Journal of the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2007; 13 (2): 84-85.


45.     Dissanayake VHW, Lanerolle RD, Mendis N. Research ethics and ethical review committees in Sri Lanka: a 25 year journey. Ceylon Medical Journal 2006;51(3):110-113.


46.     Simpson B, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Contemplating choice: attitudes towards intervening in human reproduction in Sri Lanka. New Genetics and Society 2005;24(1):99-117.


47.     Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Vathanan V, Premaratne S, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. The urine protein heat coagulation test – a useful screening test for proteinuria in pregnancy in developing countries: A method validation study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2004;111(5):491-494.


48.     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; 48:71-74.


49.     Simpson B, Dissanayake VHW, Wickramasinghe D, Jayasekara RW. Prenatal testing and pregnancy termination in Sri Lanka: views of medical students and doctors. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003;48(4):129-132.


50.     Simpson B, Dissanayake VHW, Wickramasinghe D, Jayasekara RW. Prenatal testing and pregnancy termination in Sri Lanka: views of medical students and doctors. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003; 48(4):129-132


51.     Malalasekera AP. High-pressure chronic retention. Sri Lanka Journal of Urology 2003; 4:6-9


52.     Dissanayake MM, Makuloluwa CAB. Bilateral acquired pits of the optic nerve. The Journal of the college of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2003,9:28 -29


53.     Asokarathna JKD, Dissanayake MM, Yoganandamoorthy N, Makuloluwa CAB. Clinical comparision of 2% lignocaine gel vs 2% lignocaine drops for topical anaesthesia in phacoemulsification cataract surgery. The Journal College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2003; 9 10 – 12


54.     Dissanayake VHW, Simpson R, Jayasekara RW. Attitudes towards the new genetic and assisted reproductive technologies in Sri Lanka: a preliminary report. New Genetics and Society 2002;21(1):65-74.


55.     Malalasekera AP, Deen KI. Relief of large bowel obstruction with a self-expanding metal stent. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2000; 18:26-27.


56.     Sumathipala A, Fernando DJS, Siribaddana SH, Abeysingha MRN, Jayasekare RW, Dissanayake VHW, De Silva N. Establishing a twin register in Sri Lanka. Twin Research 2000;3:202-4.


57.     Senanayake H, De Silva MVC, Fernando MS, Jayasekara RW. Female karyotype (XX) in patients with ambiguous genitalia does not guarantee the absence of intra-abdominal testes. Ceylon Medical Journal 2000; 45(2): 69-70.


58.     Deen KI, Malalasekera AP. The patient’s guide to haemorrhoids. Department of Surgery, university of Kelaniya, Ragama, 1st Edition, 2000. (ISBN-955-97230-0-6)


59.     Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Pattern of use of medical information made available via an Internet website. Ceylon Medical Journal 1999; 44(2):14-17.


60.     De Silva AP, Seneviratne SL, Gunatilake SB, Fonseka M, Jayasekara RW, De Silva HJ. A family with alkaptonuria showing quasidominant inheritance. Ceylon Medical Journal 1999; 44(3):130-132.


61.     Kudalugoda Arachchi J, Malalasekera AP, Premaratne GM, Lanerolle RD, Sheriff R. Spot urine tests for proteinuria: are they accurate. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1998; 31(1and 2):56-57.


62.     Dissanayake VHW. Sri Lankan medical bibliographic resources (Letter). Ceylon Medical Journal 1997;42(4): 200.


63.     Papiha SS, Mastana SS, Purandare CA, Jayasekara RW, Chakraborty R. Population Genetic Study of Three VNTR Loci (D2S44, D7S22, and D12S11) in Five Ethnically Defined Populations of the Indian Subcontinent. Human Biology, 1996; 68(5): 819 - 835.


64.     Papiha SS, Mastana SS, Jayasekara RW. Genetic Variation in Sri Lanka. Human Biology 1996; 68 (5): 707 – 737.


65.     Jayasekara RW, Mastana SS, Papiha SS. Distribution of Group specific component (GC) and Transferrin (TF) subtypes in populations of Sri Lanka. Gene Geography 1994; 8: 151 - 156.


66.     Jayasekara RW. Factors affecting the age at Natural Menopause in Sinhalese Women. Ceylon J. Med. Sci. 1994; 37: 23 - 27.


67.     Mastana SS, Jayasekara RW, Fisher P, Sokol RJ, Papiha SS. Genetic Polymorphism of Orosomucoid (ORM) in populations of the United Kingdom, Indian Subcontinent and Cambodia. Japanese Journal of Human Genetics 1993; 38: 289 - 296.


68.     Welihinda J, Karunanayake E, Jayasekara RW, Peiris JB, Ulf Pettersson, Claes Wadelius. Deletion screening of Sri Lankan Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients using the polymerase chain reaction. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1993; 13: 83 - 86.


69.     De Mel T, Jayasekara RW, Warnasuriya N. Turner Syndrome, how useful is the buccal smear test? Ceylon Medical Journal, 1992; 37: 83 - 84.


70.     Jayasekara RW, Jiffry MTM. Oral abnormalities in 45XO Turner syndrome in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Dental Journal, 1990; 19:36 - 39.


71.     Jayasekara RW. The attitudes of doctors and students towards a genetic service in an Asian country: Sri Lanka. Asia Oceania J. Obstet. & Gynae 1989; 15(3): 267 - 270.


72.     Jayasekara RW, Lasswell-Hoff J, Garner C, Kdristl G, Hoff C. Adolescent growth in stature among Sinhalese males: Preliminary results of a cross-sectional study. Human Biology 1988; 60 (6): 825 - 831.


73.     Jayasekara RW, Kristl GB, Wertelecki W. Acceptance of genetic services: A Study of Physicians in Colombo, Sri Lanka. J.Biosoc.Sci 1988; 20: 1 – 7.


74.     Jayasekara RW. Chromosome anomalies in Sri Lanka - A cytogenetic profile. Cey J. Med. Sci, 1988; 31 (1):1 - 5.


75.     Jayasekara RW, Goonewardene S. The influence of socio-economic factors on mean age of Menarche in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 1987; 32: 89 - 94.


76.     Jayasekara RW. Acceptance of a genetic service in Sri Lanka: A Student Viewpoint. Ceylon J. Med.Sci 1986; 29 (2): 67 - 73.


77.     Jayasekara RW, Street J.Parental age and parity in Dyslexic boys. J. Biosoc. Sci. 1978; 10: 255 - 261.