Dr Chathuraka Rodrigo (MBBS,MD)

Lecturer, Department of Clinical Medicine

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.B.B.S. - University of Colombo
  • MD (Medicine) – University of Colombo

RESEARCH GRANTS:

  • Rodrigo C, Gnanathasan CA. Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI) Small Grants Scheme. Awarded for the project; Prevention of Krait bites by promotion of by promotion of sleeping above ground level and promotion of bednet use. 2011
  • Handunetti S, Rajapakse S, Premawansa S, de Silva HJ, Karunanayake L, Rodrigo C et al. Studies on comparing immunodiagnostic methods and immune status of leptospirosis patients in Colombo and Gampaha Districts. National Science Foundation Competitive Grant. 2011
  • National Science Foundation travel grant. 2012
  • Handunetti S, Rajapakse S, Premawansa S, de Silva HJ, Karunanayake L, Rodrigo C et al. Studies on factors contributing to pathogenesis of severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. National Research Council Competitive Grant. 2011

AWARDS

  • Ramachandran Prize for the best paper in Nephrology titled “Retrospective analytical study of renal transplants over a period of two years” read at the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 2009   
  • Prize for best scientific paper in basic immunology titled “A pilot study comparing two rapid immunodiagnostic tests with the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the detection of leptospira antibodies” read at the 6th biennial scientific sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka. June 2012.
  • Excellence award for the most outstanding junior researcher of Sri Lanka awarded by the Committee of Vice-chancellors and Directors (CVCD). 2012 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 

Undergraduate 

  • Convener, Endocrine and Metabolism Module, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, 2012 onwards 

Peer Reviewer for Journals

  • Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care, 2009-2011
  • European Psychiatry, 2010
  • International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 2010
  • International Journal of English and Literature, 2010
  • International Research Journal of Management and Business Studies, 2010
  • Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2010-2012
  • The international Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2011
  • Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2011
  • African Journal of Business Management, 2011
  • The Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 2011
  • Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 2011
  • The African Journal of AIDS Research, 2011
  • Global Journal of History and Culture, 2011
  • Educational Research Journal, 2011
  • Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine, 2011
  • British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 2011
  • Clinics and Practice, 2011
  • Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2011
  • Saudi Journal of Kidney Disease and Transplantation, 2011
  • Journal of HIV and AIDS Research, 2012
  • African Journal of Pharmacy and Phramacology, 2012
  • International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 2012
  • Basic Research Journal of Education Research and Review, 2012
  • Medical Case Studies, 2013
  • BMC Infectious Diseases, 2013

 

Editorial board / advisory membership in medical journals 

  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Diseases, 2011
  • Journal of Symptoms and Signs, 2012
  • American Medical Journal, 2012

DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE:

Development of teaching material 

  • Rodrigo C, Gnanathasan CA. Manual on twenty minute whole blood clotting test, a bedside test for envenoming by vipers. Colombo: Faculty of Medicine, 2007.
  • Fernando D, Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C. Lymphatic filariasis: an interactive CD. 2008
  • Rajapakse S, Fernando D, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Hemantha A. A Guide to Interactive Learning Material development using Microsoft - PowerPoint and Articulate. Virtual learning center, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. 2007. Available from: www.cmb.ac.lk/academic/medicine/ext_pages/Vlc/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20E-learning%20handbook_Aug2007.pdf
  • Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rubesinghe N. Case discussions in critical care medicine: an interactive CD. 2009
  • Rodrigo C, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Cerebral Malaria. Book Chapter (online). Available from: http://www.acutemed.co.uk/diseases/Cerebral+Malaria

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Articles in indexed peer reviewed journals

  1. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A, Kirthinanada D, Wijeratne S. Renal replacement therapy in sepsis-induced acute renal failure. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009;20(4):553-559
  2. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Atypical manifestations of Chikungunya infection. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;104:89-96 doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.07.031
  3. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Selvachandran J. Management of acute coronary syndrome in a tertiary care general medical unit in Sri Lanka: how closely do we follow the guidelines?. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2010;35:421-7 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2009.01115.x
  4. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Wijewickrama ES. Management of sepsis induced acute kidney injury. Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care. 2009;1(1):3-14 doi: 10.4038/sljcc.v1i1.937
  5. Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. A two-year retrospective analysis of renal transplant patients in Sri Lanka. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011;22(1):174-8
  6. Rodrigo C, Lanerolle R, Arambepola C. Adequacy of haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: a prospective study. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2010;21(6):1145-6
  7. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Current status of HIV/AIDS in South Asia. J Glob Infect Dis. 2009;1(2):93-101 doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.56249
  8. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Ranasinghe C. Corticosteroid therapy in dengue infection: opinions of non-specialist doctors in a tertiary care general medical setting in Sri Lanka. J Glob Infect Dis. 2010;2:199-200 doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.62861
  9. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Looking at Complicating Non-Biological Issues in Women with HIV. J Glob Infect Dis. 2010;2:15-27 doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.59246
  10. Rodrigo C, Muhuthar R. Acceptance of ligation and resection of tubes (LRT) as a method of contraception in Sri Lanka. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2009;35:266
  11. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. HIV, women and poverty. Int Health. 2009;2:9-16 doi:10.1016/j.inhe.2009.12.003
  12. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Cannabis and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a review of clinical studies. Indian J Psychol Med. 2010;31:62-70 doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.63575
  13. Rodrigo C, Perera YS, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Cognitive impairment and symptoms of depression among geriatric patients in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka. Indian J Psychiatry. 2010;52:279-80 doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.71000
  14. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Hannifa R. Predictors of mortality in severe leptospirosis; a concept paper on developing a clinically relevant classification. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010;3:213-9 doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.66519
  15. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gurusinghe J, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent students; a perspective from Sri Lanka. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2010. 4:10 doi:10.1186/1753-2000-4-10
  16. Rodrigo C, Perera YS, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Characteristics of older patients admitted to a tertiary care general medical unit in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Gerontology. 2010;24:139-49
  17. Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries. 2010;30:174 doi: 10.4103/0973-3930.66517
  18. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. The 'antisocial' person; an insight in to biology, classification and current evidence on treatment. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2010;9:31 doi:10.1186/1744-859X-9-31
  19. Fernando SD, Herath S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Improving diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in resource limited healthcare settings. J Glob Infect Dis. 2011;4:324-8. doi:10.4103/0974-777X.91051
  20. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gunawardana A, Maithripala C, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. A retrospective analysis of cannabis use in a cohort of mentally ill patients in Sri Lanka and its implications on policy development. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2010;5:16 doi:10.1186/1747-597X-5-16
  21. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Drug treatment of scrub typhus. Trop Doct. 2011; 41: 1-4. doi: 10.1258/td.2010.100311
  22. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Current evidence on the use of antifilarial agents in the management of Bancroftian filariasis. J Trop Med. 2011;2011:12 doi:10.1155/2011/175941
  23. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. The 'hidden' burden of malaria: cognitive impairment following infection. Malar J. 2010;9:366 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-366
  24. Rodrigo C, Gamakaranage CSSK, Epa DS, Gnanathasan A, Rajapakse S. Hypothyroidism causing paralytic ileus and acute kidney injury; case report. Thyroid Res. 2011;4:7 doi:10.1186/1756-6614-4-7
  25. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Chemoprophylaxis in malaria; drugs, evidence of efficacy and costs. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2011;4:330-6. doi:10.1016/S1995-7645(11)60098-9
  26. Gamakaranage CSSK, Rodrigo C, Jayasinghe S, Rajapakse S. Hypokalaemic paralysis associated with cystic disease of the kidney; case report. BMC Nephrol. 2011;12:16 doi:10.1186/1471-2369-12-16
  27. Rodrigo C, Epa DS, Sriram G, Jayasinghe S. Acute coronary ischaemia during alcohol withdrawal; a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011;5:369. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-369
  28. Rodrigo C, Atukorala I. Delay in diagnosis of generalized miliary tuberculosis with osseo-articular involvement; a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011;5:512. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-512
  29. Fernando D, Herath S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse L. Clinical features and socio-demographic factors affecting Trichomonas vaginalis infection in women attending a central sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Sri Lanka. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2012;33:25-31. doi: 10.4103/0253-7184.93813
  30. Gnanathasan. A, Rodrigo C, Peranantharajah T, Coonghe A. Saw-scaled viper bites in Sri Lanka, is it a different subspecies? Clinical evidence from an authenticated case series. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86:254-7
  31. De Silva A, Rodrigo C, Lanerolle R. Symptoms of anxiety among patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011. In Press
  32. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Primaquine in vivax malaria: an update and review on management issues. Malar J. 2011;10:351 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-351
  33. Gamakaranage CSSK, Rodrigo C, Weerasinghe S, Gnanathasan A, Puvanaraj V, Fernando H. Complications and management of acute copper sulphate poisoning; A case discussion. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2011;6:34 doi. 10.1186/1745-6673-6-34
  34. Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Ranasinghe N, Navinan R, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Problematic internet behaviours among university students in Sri Lanka. Asian J Psychiatr. 2011.  doi:10.1016/j.ajp.2011.12.008
  35. Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. A two-year retrospective analysis of renal transplant patients in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Transplantation. 2010;1:15-19. doi 10.1016/S2212-0017(11)60042-7
  36. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Kidney disease in the elderly: A Sri Lankan perspective. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2012. In Press
  37. Samarakoon L, Ranawaka N, Rodrigo C, Constantine GR, Gooneratne L. Fanconi anaemia with bilateral diffuse pulmonary arterio venous fistulae: A case report. BMC Blood Disord. 2012;12:1 doi: 10.1186/1471-2326-12-1
  38. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Scrub typhus: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5:261-4 doi: 10.1016/S1995-7645(12)60036-4
  39. Chang T, Rodrigo C, Ranawaka N, Atukorala I.Multiple ring-enhancing cerebral lesions in systemic lupus erythematosis; a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2012. In Press
  40. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Delirium; pathophysiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and management. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2012:1;45-52
  41. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A.Treatment of dengue fever. Infect Drug Resist. 2012. In Press 
  42. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Isolated hypomagnesaemia in a patient treated with Capecitabine. J Oncol Pharm Pract.2012. In Press. doi. 10.1177/1078155212455445
  43. Rodrigo C, Jeevagan V, Katulanda P. Multifocal intracerebral mass lesions and diabetes insipidus; a diagnostic dilemma in absence of brain biopsy. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2012:1(3);117-21
  44. Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Jayawardane M, Atukorala I, Amarasena C, Rajamantri D, Jayasinghe S. Hutchinson’s teeth like deformity and aortic dissection in a thirty one year old woman without congenital syphilis. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2012:1(4);166-170
  45. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Parallel Researching with Online Collaboration (PROC); a new, cost effective model for multicenter multinational research. Biodiscovery. 2012:2;1-5 doi: 10.7750/BioDiscovery.2012.2.3
  46. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Fernando D, Rajapakse S. A meta-analysis of Magnesium for tetanus. Anaesthesia.2012:67;1370-4 doi: 10.1111/anae.12020
  47. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Weligepola R, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A prospective cohort study on the role of the non specialist staff on preventing relapses and improving clinic attendance of patients with schizophrenia. Indian J Psychiatry.2013:55;74-6 doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.105518 
  48. Rodrigo C, Amarasooriya M. Wicramasinghe S, Constantine GR. Therapeutic momentum; a concept opposite to therapeutic inertia. Int J Clin Pract. 2013:67(1);97-8 doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12043
  49. Gamakaranage CSSK, Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Jayawardane M, Samarawicrama S, Karunanayake P, Jayasinghe S. Dengue hemorrhagic fever and severe thrombocytopenia in a patient on mandatory anticoagulation; balancing two life threatening conditions; a case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2012:12;272 doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-272
  50. Rodrigo C, Fernando T, Samarakoon L, Dandeniya C, Wattegama M, Wanniarachchi N, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Acute coronary events during alcohol withdrawal. Addiction. 2013:108(1);222-3
  51. Rodrigo C, Henegama T. Hanwella R. Life threatening self starvation; a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2013:6;36 doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-36
  52. Rodrigo C, Weerasinghe S, Jeevagan V, Rajapakse S, Constantine G. Addressing the relationship between cardiac hypertrophy and ischaemic stroke: An observational study. Int Arch Med. 2012:5;32 doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-5-32
  53. Samarakoon L, Navinan R, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Early warning scores: do they predict mortality in practice?. Journal of Acute Medicine. 2013. In Press
  54. Rodrigo C, Fernando T, Rajapakse S, de Silva V, Hanwella R. Caregiver strain and symptoms of depression among principal caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in Sri Lanka. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2013:7;2 doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-7-2
  55. Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Learning styles and approaches to learning among medical undergraduates and postgraduates. BMC Med Educ. 2013. In Press 
  56. Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Gunaratne R, Rajapakse S. de Silva VA, Hanwella R. Lower estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients on long term Lithium: a comparative study and a meta-analysis of literature. BMC Psychiatry. 2014:14;4 doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-4
  57. Withana M, Rodrigo C, Chang T, Karunanayake P, Rajapakse S. Dengue fever presenting with acute cerebellitis: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2014: 7; 125 doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-125
  58. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Maduranga S, Rajapakse A. Corticosteroids in the treatment of dengue shock syndrome. Infect Drug Resist. 2014: 7; 137-43 doi: 10.2147/IDR.S55380
  59. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Samarasinghe N, Senanayake S. Premaratne R, Rajapakse S. Educating the security forces, a high risk group in malaria elimination efforts: an example from Sri Lanka. Int Health. 2014:6(3);196-202. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu044
  60. De Silva NL, Damayanthi H, Rajapakse A, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Leukotriene receptor antagonists for chronic urticaria: a systematic review. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2014: 10; 24. doi: 10.1186/1710-1492-10-24
  61. Gnanathasan A. Rodrigo C. Pulmonary effects and complications of snakebites. Chest. 2014. 146(5):1403-12. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-2674
  62. Withana M, Rodrigo C, Gooneratne L, Gnanathasan A. Presumptive thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite; the first authenticated report. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2014:20;26 doi: 10.1186/1678-9199-20-26
  63. De Silva NL, Niloofa MJR, Fernando N, Karunanayake L, Rodrigo C, de Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Handunetti S, Rajapakse S. Changes in full blood count parameters in leptospirosis; a prospective study. Int Arch Med. 2014:7;31 doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-7-31
  64. Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Gunaratne R, Samarasekara S, Wijesinghe I, Parththipan B, Rajapakse S. High dose corticosteroids in severe leptospirosis: a systematic review. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014:108(12);743-50 doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru148
  65. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Gooneratne L. Rituximab in the treatment of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2014. In Press doi: 10.1111/bcp.12498
  66. Gunathilake SSC, Yapa LG, Gallella M, Gamlath R, Rodrigo C, Wimalaratne H. Lemierre’s syndrome secondary to community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection presenting with cardiac tamponade; a rare disease with life threatening presentation: a case report. Int J Emerg Med. 2014:7;39 doi:10.1186/s12245-014-0039-y
  67. Withana M, Rodrigo C, Shivanthan MC, Wimalachandra M, Warnakulasooriya S, Rajapakse S, Gooneratne L. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome with acanthocytosis splenic and retroperitoneal lymphangioma: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2014:8;390 doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-8-390
  68. Samarakoon L, Rodrigo C, Corea E, Rajapakse S, Perera KS. Melioidosis- rare cause for multiple visceral abscesses: case report. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2014:3(4);317-20
  69. De Silva NL, Samarasekara K, Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Fernando DS, Rajapakse S. Why do doctors emigrate from Sri Lanka? a survey of medical undergraduates and new graduates. BMC Res Notes. 2014:7(1):918

 

Presentations at scientific conferences (abstracts) 

  1. Rodrigo C. Outcome of rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy in two different centers. Proceedings of the student scientific sessions, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. 2006.
  2. Rodrigo C, Rinoza MM, Ruwanpura D. Study on acceptance of ligation and resection of tubes (LRT) as a method of contraception. Proceedings of the student scientific sessions, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. 2006.
  3. Gnanathasan CA, Rodrigo C, Peranantharajah S, Coonghe A, Peiris P. A case series on envenoming by Saw Scale Viper (Echis carinatus) in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 8th IST Asia Pacific Meeting on Animal, Plant & Microbial Toxins, Vietnam. 2008.
  4. Gnanathasan CA, Rodrigo C, Peranantharajah S, Coonghe A, Peiris P. A case series on envenoming by Saw Scale Viper (Echis carinatus) in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Conference on global issues in clinical toxicology, Melbourne, Australia 2008.
  5. Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Retrospective analytical study of renal transplants over a period of two years. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2009;54:S1:16
  6. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Selvachandran J. A prospective study on management of acute coronary syndrome in university medical unit, Colombo. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2009;54:S1:51
  7. Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2009
  8. Rodrigo C, Lanerolle R, Arambepola C. Adequacy of haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: a prospective study. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2009
  9. Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Retrospective analytical study of renal transplants over a period of two years. Proceedings of the 7th conference of nephrology, urology and transplant society of the SAARC countries, Colombo 2009
  10. Rodrigo C, Lanerolle R, Arambepola C. Adequacy of haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: a prospective study. Proceedings of the 7th conference of nephrology, urology and transplant society of the SAARC countries, Colombo 2009
  11. Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. International forum on quality and safety in health care, Nice, France 2010
  12. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Rajapakse S. A cross sectional screening for symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent school children. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2010;55:S1:21
  13. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Maitripala C, Rajapakse S. Morbidity of cannabis use in a cohort of psychiatry patients in Sri Lanka: a retrospective analysis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2010;55:S1:55
  14. Fernando SD, Herath S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse L. Socio-demographic factors and their correlations with Tricomonas vaginalis infection in women attending a central sexually transmitted disease clinic. Proceedings of the 66th Annual Scientific Session of SLAAS (Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science). Colombo. 2010
  15. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Weligepola R, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A prospective cohort study on the role of the non specialist staff on preventing relapses and improving clinic attendance of patients with schizophrenia. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2010
  16. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. High default rates for treatment of depression in the periphery. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2011.
  17. Ratnamalala NK, Rodrigo C, Lanerolle R. Factors associated with graft pyelonephritis in kidney allograft recipients at the university medical unit, NHSL. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2011
  18. Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Ranasinghe N, Navinan R, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Problematic internet behaviours and gender differences of internet use among university students in Sri Lanka. International conference and exhibition on addiction therapy and research. Las Vegas. USA. 2012
  19. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Kidney disease in the elderly: A Sri Lankan perspective. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2012.
  20. Prasanna N, Goonaratne LV, Wimalachandra BCM, Herath HMJP, Perera MD, Suriyamudalige DP, Kolambage KSJ, Soysa SSBDP, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Aspirin resistance among Sri Lankan patients. Ceylon Med J. 2012;57:47
  21. Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study on comparison of rapid immunodiagnostics for confirmation of leptospirosis. Ceylon Med J. 2012;57:149
  22. Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study comparing two rapid immunodiagnostic tests with the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the detection of leptospira antibodies. Proceedings of the 6th biennial scientific sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka. June 2012
  23.  Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study on comparison of rapid immunodiagnostics for confirmation of leptospirosis. Proceedings of the University of Colombo research symposium. 2012
  24. Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the University of Colombo research symposium. 2012
  25. Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Ranasinghe N, Navinan R, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Problematic internet behaviours among university students; a cross sectional survey. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2012
    Rodrigo C, Amarasooriya M. Wicramasinghe S, Constantine GR. Therapeutic inertia; an unattended problem. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2012
  26. Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2012
  27. Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore. 2013
  28.  Wicramasinghe S, Amarasooriya M, Rodrigo C, Constantine GR. Therapeutic inertia; an unattended problem. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. Colombo. 2012
  29. Niloofa MJR, Fernando GTG, Thewarajah W, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Diagnosis of leptospirosis; confirmed vs. probable cases of leptospirosis and importance of tested paired serum samples. Proceedings of the Medical Research Institute Research day. Colombo. 2012
  30. Prasanna N, Goonaratne LV, Wimalachandra BCM, Herath HMJP, Perera MD, Suriyamudalige DP, Kolambage KSJ, Soysa SSBDP, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Aspirin resistance among Sri Lankan patients. Proceedings of the Medical Research Institute Research day. Colombo. 2012
  31. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gunawardana A, Maithripala C, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Does cannabis use increase the risk of schizophrenia; a retrospective analysis of a psychiatrically ill population in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013 
  32. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gurusinghe J, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression among Sri Lankan adolescents. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013 
  33. Rodrigo C, Henegama T. Hanwella R. Life threatening self starvation; a case report. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013
  34. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. A low cost intervention of using non specialist staff in preventing relapses of schizophrenia. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013  
  35. De Silva NL, Samarasekara K, Samarakoon L, Rodrigo C, Fernando D. Factors associated with intention to migrate abroad in graduates and undergraduates of a medical faculty in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 9th International Medical Conference. Kuala Lampur. Malaysia. 2014
  36. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression among Sri Lankan adolescents. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  37. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A low cost intervention of using non specialist staff in preventing relapses of schizophrenia. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  38. Rodrigo C, Fernando T, de Silva V, Hanwella R, Rajapakse S. Caregiver strain and depression among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  39. Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Gunaratne R, Rajapakse S. de Silva VA, Hanwella R. Lower estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients on long term Lithium. A comparative study. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2014.
  40. Sumathipala D, Rodrigo C, Banu S, Rajapakse S. Effect of using English as the medium of instruction on the academic performance of first year medical undergraduates. Proceedings of the 9th Annual conference of the Sri Lanka Association for improving higher education effectiveness. Colombo. 2014
  41. Fernando TRGN, Nillofa MJR, Maduranga S, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Premawansa S, Handunetti SM. Oxidative damage of lipids and proteins in leptospirosis. 2ndInternational Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. Colombo. 2014
  42. Fernando TRGN, Niloofa MJR, Fernando T, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Low serum antioxidant capacity in severe leptospirosis patients in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology. Colombo. 2014
  43. de Silva NL, Parththipan B, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD, Constantine GR, Rajapakse S. Peer assisted learning: experience from a medical school in Sri Lanka. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference and 3rd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions. Singapore. 2015
  44. Rodrigo C, Maduranga S, Withana M, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Accessing medical knowledge for evidence based practice: changing trends in a developing country. Proceedings of the annual research symposium, University of Colombo. 2014
  45. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Samarasinghe N, Senanayake S. Premaratne R, Rajapakse S. Educating the security forces, a high risk group, on malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the annual research symposium, University of Colombo. 2014

 

BOOKS
  1. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C. Case discussions in critical care medicine. Colombo. M.D. Gunasena publications; 2009.
  2. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Update on four tropical diseases; a collection of scholarly articles. Colombo. M.D. Gunasena publications; 2009.
  3. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. HIV and women. Colombo. M.D. Gunasena publications; 2009.
  4. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S. A guide to internship in Medicine. Colombo. Kumaran Book house; 2014