Publications

Publications

Prof. Wasantha Gunathunga

Journal articles

 1. Gunathunga MW1, Gunawardana NS.2, Lankatilake KN.3, Arambepola NMCK.4,

Senarath LDJU5 and     Wickramage M.6 Can effective learning among medical students be

achieved through community oriented teaching programs? Journal of the College of

Community Physicians  Vol. 15(2) December 2010

1. MW Gunathunga. Measuring mental health: A new tool and its usefulness. 

Journal of the College of Community Physicians Vol. 15(1) May 2010

2. Gunathunga MW.  Defining mental health: a challenging task (editorial) Journal

of the College of Community Physicians  Vol. 15(1) May 2010

3. Gunathunga MW. Meta-cognitive approach to health promotion (editorial).

Journal of the College of Community Physicians  Vol. 15(2) December 2010

 Books

     1. Wasantha Gunathunga.  Perfect Mental Health: A contemplative Neuro-scientific

reality of body, mind and 

         consciousness. Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo,

Colombo 2010.

 Oral presentations

 1. Gunathunga MW, Wijeratne LS, Dissanayake A,  Ruwanchintani A,  Perera D.  Effect

of an insight meditation program on the disease outcome of patients with rheumatoid and

related arthritis 10th SEARSM-IEA 2010 23-26 M ay 2010

 2. MW Gunathunga. Developing generic skills of mind for personal and professional

development a measuring tool and initial validation. Asia Pacific Action Alliance on

Human Resources for Health (AAAH). The Fifth AAAH Conference, 3-6 October, 2010,

Bali, Indonesia

3. Gunathunga MW, Wijeratne LS, Dissanayake AS, Ruwanchintani A, Perera KD. Effect

of an insight meditation program on the disease outcome of patients with rheumatoid and

related arthritis.

4. Sri Lanka Medical Association, 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions, Abstract Book. The

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 55 Supplement 1 June 2010 (OP54)

5. AWIP Ranasinghe.,   MW Gunathunga. Knowledge, attitudes and practice of medical

ethics among medical officers in three teaching hospitals in the Kandy district.  Fifteenth

Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 17-18

September 2010  

6. Shreenika Weliange1 Wasantha Gunathunga1 Leeda Fernando2 Amali Ruwanchinthani1

Carukshi Arambepola1 Burden of non-communicable diseases in a suburban setting in Sri

Lanka 10th SEARSM-IEA 2010 Epidemiological Methods in Evidence Based Health Care,

23-26 May 2010

Prof. Nalika Gunawardena

Research publications in peer reviewed journals

 N.S. Gunawardena, S.R. de A. Seneviratne, T. Atauda, 2003. An approach to

validation of a multi-dimensional tool. Journal of the College of Community

Physicians of Sri Lanka, 8, pp 18-26. . 3 citations

 Nalika. S. Gunawardena, S.R. de A. Seneviratne, T. Atauda, 2004. Prosthetic

outcomes of unilateral lower limb amputee soldiers in two districts of Sri Lanka.

Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 16 (4), pp. 123-129. 2 citations

 D. Fernando, N. Gunawardena, C. Weerasinghe, 2006. Essential Public Health

Functions. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 11(2), pp.

24-26.

 N.S. Gunawardena, S.R. de A. Seneviratne, T. Atauda, 2006. Functional outcome

of unilateral amputee soldiers in two districts of Sri Lanka. Military Medicine,

171(4), pp. 283-287. 23 citations

 N. S. Gunawardena, S.R. de A. Seneviratne, T. Atauda, 2007. Mental health

outcome of unilateral lower limb amputee soldiers in two districts of Sri Lanka.

International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 53 (2), pp. 135-147. 17 citations

 S.D. Fernando, R.R. Abeyasinghe, G.N.L. Galappathty, N. Gunawardena, L.C.

Rajapakse, 2008. Community factors affecting long lasting impregnated mosquito

net use for malaria control in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of

Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102 (11), pp.1081-1088. 16 citations

 S.D. Fernando, R.R. Abeyasinghe, G.N.L. Galappaththy, N. Gunawardena,

A.C.R. Ranasinghe, L.C. Rajapakse, 2009. Sleeping arrangements under long-

lasting impregnated mosquito nets: differences during low and high malaria

transmission seasons. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and

Hygiene, 103 (12), pp.1204-1210. 2 citation

 V. De Silva, D. Samarasinghe, N. Gunawardena, 2009. Alcohol and tobacco use

in two districts in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal, 54 (4), pp. 199-124. 15

citations

 V. De Silva, R. Hanwella, N. Gunawardena, 2009. Prevalence of betel chewing

among males in Colombo and Polonnaruwa. Journal of the College of Community

Physicians of Sri Lanka, 14 (1), pp. 20-23. . 4 citations

 U. Senarath, N. Gunawardena, 2009. Women's Autonomy in Decision Making for

Health Care in South Asia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21 (2), pp. 137-

143. 41 citations

 M.W. Gunathunga, N.S. Gunawardena, K.N. Lankathilake, N.M.C.K.

Arambepola, U. Senarath, M. Wickramage, 2010. Can effective learning among

medical students be achieved through community oriented teaching programmes?

The Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 15(2), pp. 20-23.

 K.C. Nagodavithana, N. Gunawardena, 2010. Knowledge, attitudes and practices

of doctors at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka on screening and management of

alcohol misuse among patients. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of

Sri Lanka, 15(1), pp. 24-32.

 A.M.S. NIranjala, N.S. Gunawardena, 2011. Nutritional status of adolescent

females in estates in Hali-ela, Sri Lanka. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent

Nutrition, 3 (5), pp. 260-267. 2 citations

 Janitha Hettiarachchi, Nalika S. Gunawardena, 2011. Factors related to choice of

modern vs traditional contraceptives. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 33 (1), pp. 20-25.

 Nalika S. Gunawardena, 2011. Choosing the correct statistical test in research. Sri

Lanka Journal of Child Health, 40 (4), pp. 149-153.

 N. Gunawardena, M.C. Weerasinghe, L.C. Rajapaksa, P. Wijesekara, P.W.P.

Chathurangana, 2011. Romance, sex and coercion: insights into undergraduate

relationships. The Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 2 (2), pp. 54-59.

 Nadeeka K. Chandraratne, Nalika S. Gunawardena, 2011. Premenstrual

Syndrome: The Experience from a Sample of Sri Lankan Adolescents. Journal of

Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, 24 (5), pp. 304-310. 10 citation

 U. Senarath, N.S. Gunawardena, 2011. Development of an instrument to measure

patient perception of the quality of nursing care and related hospital services at the

National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Asian Nursing Research, 5 (2), pp. 71-80. . 12

citations

 M.A.S.C. Samarakoon, N.S. Gunawardena 2011. An Evaluation of Health Care

Waste Management in Base Hospitals of Colombo District. Journal of the College

of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 16(2), pp. 15-20. 1 citation

 D. Fernando, N.S. Gunawardena, U. Senarath, M.C. Weerasinghe, C. Galwaduge,

C. De Silva. 2011. Prevalence, trends and districts differentials in teenage

pregnancies. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 16(2),

pp. 21-30. 5 citations

 B.L. Kamal Dhammika, Nalika S. Gunawardena. 2012. Knowledge, practices and

concerns regarding exclusive breastfeeding for six months among mothers of

infants in a suburban setting in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 41 (1),

pp. 9-14. 4 citations

 D. Nonaka, N.S Gunawardena, S. Indrawansa, A. Nanri, L. Rajapakse, T. Mizoue,

D. Samarasinghe. 2012. Student’s perception of school environment and life

satisfaction at Sinhala medium secondary schools in Colombo district, Sri Lanka.

Southeast Asian Journal  of  Tropical Medicine  and   Public  Health  43(6), pp.

568-76. 1 citation

 U. Senarath, N. S. Gunawardena, B. Sebastiampillai, A. Senanayake, S. Lekamge,

A. Seneviratna, M. Jinadasa, D. Wijeratne. 2013. Patient satisfaction with nursing

care and related hospital services at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Leadership

in Health Services, 26 (1), pp. 63 – 77. 6 citations

 D. Fernando, N.S. Gunawardena, M.C. Weerasinghe. 2013. Personal and family

attributes of pregnant teenagers: findings from a community based study in Sri

Lanka. Int J Adolesc Med Health. Jan 22:1-9. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2012-0110. 1

citation

 Fernando Dulitha, Gunawardena Nalika, Senarath Upul, Weerasinghe Manuj

Chrishantha, Senevirathne Rohini De Alwis, Senanayake Hemantha, De Silva

Chithramalee. 2013 Risk factors for teenage pregnancies in Sri Lanka: perspective

of a community based study. Health Science Journal;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 7 Issue 4,

p269Accepted for publication in the Health Science Journal

 Dulitha Fernando, Nalika Gunawardena, Upul Senarath, Manuj Chrishantha

Weerasinghe, Rohini De Alwis Seneviranthe, Hemantha Senanayake, Chandani

Galwaduge, Chithramalee De Silva, Ayesha Lokubalasooriya 2013. A comparison

of personal and family characteristics and pattern of field health service utilization

of pregnant teenagers in three districts of Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of

Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 18(1), pp.19-29. 1 citation

 Y. Samarakoon, N.S. Gunawardena. 2013. Knowledge and Practices regarding

Leptospirosis among school adolescents in a highly endemic rural area in Sri Lanka.

Rural Remote Health. 2013 Oct-Dec;13(4): pp 2360. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

 KSH de Silva, CS Perera, NS Gunawardena. 2013. Usefulness of a buccal smear

in the initial assessment of a baby with a disorder of sex development. Sri Lanka

Journal of Child Health 2014. 42 (4), pp.189-191

 KSH de Silva, H Wijesundera, JAAM Dilhani, HDP Premarathne, NS

Gunawardena. 2014. Comparison of the cost for two aspects of health care in

hospitals in the state and private sector. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians

43 (1-2), pp. 24-27

 Monika Wijeratne, Rohini Seneviratne, Nalika Gunawardena, Truls Østbye,

Catherine Lynch, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy. 2014. Development of the Sri Lankan

early teenagers’ violence inventory: An instrument to measure peer violence in

schools BioMed research internationalVolume 2014 (2014), Article ID 563143, 11

pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/563143

 Monika Priyadarshani Wijeratne, Rohini Seneviratne, Nalika Gunawardena,

Catherine Lynch, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Truls Ostbye. 2014 Correlates of Peer

Violence Among 13- to 15-Year-Olds in Gampaha District Schools in Sri Lanka:

Findings From a Comparison Between Violent and Non-Violent Adolescents 2014

SAGE open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014550616 Published 10 September 2014

 Monika Priyadarshani Wijeratne, Rohini Seneviratne, Nalika Gunawardena, Truls

Ostbye, Catherine Lynch Descriptive study of the psychosocial and physical

environments in school in relation to violence among adolescents in the Gampaha

district of Sri Lanka. accepted for publication by the Sri Lanka Journal of Child

Health

Books authored

 Adolescent interest in sexual and reproductive health seen through informant-

generated questions. 2006

Authors: Thalagala N. and Gunawardena N

Publisher: Plan Sri Lanka ISBN: 978-955-1214-13-5

 Community and Family Attachment Student Guide for medical undergraduates –

Volume I

Authors: Dr. C. Arambepola, Dr. N. Gunawardena, Dr. A. Withanapathirana

Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

ISBN: 978-955-9021-74-2

 Community and Family Attachment Student Guide for medical undergraduates –

Volume II

Authors: Dr. C. Arambepola, Dr. N. Gunawardena

Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

ISBN: 978-955-9021-54-4

 Review of research evidence on Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka (second

Editors: Perera J, Gunawardena N and Jayasuriya V

Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association

ISBN: 978-955-9386-23-0

 Desk Review of nutritional status in Sri Lanka: determinant and interventions 2005-

2011 (in Sinhala)

Reviewers: Rajapaksa L, Arambepola C, Gunawardena N , Rosa XC and Opatha

Publisher: Nutirtion Coordination Unit, Ministry f Health

ISBN: 978-955-0505-29-6

 Health Promotion: A Literature Review

Authors: Manuja Perera, N. Gunawardena, Duminda Guruge, Kalana Pieris

Publisher: Health Promotion Advocacy Network, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

ISBN: 978-955-0189-05-2

edition)

 Assessment of the public health infrastructure, facilities and core capacities at points

of entry in Sri Lanka to implement International Health Regulations (2005)

Authors: N. Gunawardena

Publisher: Ministry of Health

 Ms Kantha Lankathilake

 Presentations

1. Lankatilake Kantha N., Samaranayake Dulani and Kasun Piyathunga. Exposure to

polychlorinated biphenyles (PCBs) and its health effects among welders in the

Kalutara district. Poster presented at the International Epidemiological Association

sessions to be held from 24th May 2010 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2. Effect of stone dust on lung and lung function tests of stone quarry workers. A

study conducted by World Bank Funds by undergraduate medical students CVM

Jinadasa, MKGINK Gunarathne, PD Wijeratne, TDP Tharanga and K.N.

Lankathilake (supervised by) Jan. 2008 – Sep. 2009.  

3. A study of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyles (PCBs) and its health effects

among   welders in the Kalutara district by Kantha N. Lankatilake, Dulani

Samaranayake and Kasun Piyathunga. December 2009 to March 2010.

Dr.Upul Senarath

Author of book chapter

1. Worldwide Epidemic of Obesity (Chapter 1 of Section 1-Epidemiology) by Rohana N.

Haththotuwa, Chandrika Wijeyaratne and Upul Senarath. In: OBESITY – A Ticking

Bomb For Reproductive Health – Editors: Dr Tahir Mahmood & Sir

SabaratnamArulkumaran. First Edition. Elsevier Insights.

2. Need for Assisted Reproductive Technology in Low-resource Settings [Chapter 3].

RohanaHaththotuwa and Upul Senarath. In: Handbook on Managing Infertility –

meeting the challenges in Low-resource Settings . J. Malhotra, R. Haththotuwa and J.D.

Tank eds. 2012 First Edition. New Delhi: Jay Pee Brothers Medical

Publishers. Available at:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Managing-Infertility-

Challenges-Low-Resource/dp/9350255952

3. Upul Senarath, Shyam Desai and RohanaHaththotuwa 2009. Consequences of Unsafe

abortion. In: Prevention of Unsafe Abortion in Asia and Oceania Region. Quezon City,

Philippines: Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Guest Editor for Journals

 ·         Michael J Dibley and Upul Senarath. Guest Editors. Complementary feeding

practices in South Asia: Analyses by the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network

[SAIFRN]. 2012 Maternal and Child Nutrition: Vol.  8 (Suppl 1). January 2012 ..Wiley-

Blackwell, 2012.

 ·         Michael J Dibley and Upul Senarath. Guest Editors.  Infant and young child

feeding practices in four countries in South Asia: South Asia Infant Feeding Research

Network. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 31, no. 2 (special section) © The United

Nations University, 2010

List of Publications:

Articles in peer reviewed journals

1. Senarath U, Wickramage K, Peiris SL. Prevalence of depression and its associated

factors among patients attending primary care settings in the post-conflict Northern

Province in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry 2014 ,14:85.

2. Kalyani HHN, Dassanayake S, Senarath U. Effects of paraplegia on individual’s

functional independency among patients with spinal cord injuries in selected hospitals

of Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Physical Therapy (accepted 2014, awaiting publication)

3. Kalyani HHN, Dassanayake S, Senarath U. Effects of paraplegia on Quality of Life

and family economy among patients with spinal cord injuries in selected hospitals of

Sri Lanka. Spinal Cord (Published advanced online)

4. Fernando D, Gunawardena N, Senarath U, Weerasinghe MC, SenevirathneRDeA,

Senanayake H, De Silva C. Risk factors for teenage pregnancies in Sri Lanka:

perspective of a community based study. Health Science Journal. 2013(7):266-284.

5. Fernando, D., Gunawardena, N., Senarath, U., Weerasinghe, M., Seneviranthe, R.,

Senanayake, H., Galwaduge, C., De Silva, C., Lokubalasooriya, A.. A comparison of

personal and family characteristics and pattern of field health service utilization of

pregnant teenagers in three districts of Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community

Physicians of Sri Lanka,2013. 18, (1): 19-29.

6. Senarath U, Gunawardena N, Sebastiampillai B, Senanayake A, Lekamge S,

Seneviratna A, Jinadasa M, Wijeratne D. Patient satisfaction with nursing care and

related hospital services at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Leadership in Health

Care. 2013, 26(1):63-77.

7. Haththotuwa, RN, Senanayake, L, Senarath U, Attygalle D. Models of care that have

reduced maternal mortality and morbidity in Sri Lanka. International Journal of

Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2012 Oct;119Suppl 1:S45-9. Epub 2012 Aug 9.

8. Senarath U, Dibley MJ. Complementary feeding practices in South Asia: analyses of

recent national survey data by the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network.

Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2012, 8 (Suppl 1): 5-10.

9. Joshi N, Agho, K.E, Dibley, MJ, Senarath U, Tiwari K. Determinants of inappropriate

complementary feeding practices in young children in Nepal: Secondary data analysis

of Demographic and Health Survey 2006. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2012, 8 (Suppl

1): 45-59.

10. Senarath U, Godakandage SSP, Jayawickrama H, Siriwardena I, Dibley MJ.

Determinants of inappropriate complementary feeding practices in young children in

Sri Lanka: Secondary data analysis of Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07.

Maternal & Child Nutrition 2012, 8 (Suppl 1):60-77.

11. Hazir T, Senarath U, Agho K, Akram DS, Kazmi N, Abbasi S, Dibley MJ.

Determinants of inappropriate timing of introducing solid, semisolid or soft food to

infants in Pakistan: Secondary data analysis of Demographic and Health Survey 2006-

07. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2012, 8 (Suppl 1): 78-88.

12. Senarath U, Agho KE, Akram DS, Godakandage SSP, Hazir T, Jayawickrama H,

Joshi N, Kabir I, Khanam M, Patel A, Pusdekar Y, Roy SK, Siriwardena I, Tiwari K,

Dibley MJ. Comparisons of complementary feeding indicators and associated factors in

children aged 6-23 months across five South Asian countries. Maternal & Child

Nutrition 2012, 8 (Suppl 1): 89-106.

13. Fernando D, Gunawardena N, Senarath U, Weerasinghe M, Galwaduge C, De Silva C.

Prevalence, trends and district differentials in teenage pregnancies. Journal of the

College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2011: 16(2):21-30.

14. Senarath U, Gunawardena, NS. Development of an instrument to measure patient

perception of the quality of nursing care and related hospital services at the National

Hospital Sri Lanka. Asian Nursing Research, 2011; 5(2): 71-80.

15. Senarath U, Siriwardena, I, Godakandage SSP, Jayawickrama H, Fernando, DN,

&Dibley MJ. Determinants of breastfeeding practices: An analysis of the Sri Lanka

Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2012; 8(3):

315-329.

16. IrugalBandara S, Narenthiran S, Santharaj W, Rajakanthan K, Samarasinghe D, Perera

S, Senarath U. Short term results of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in children: a

single centre study over a period of 42 months. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,

2011; 40: 13-15.

17. Gunathunga MW, Gunawardena NS, Lankatilake LN, Arambepola NMCK, Senarath.

U, Wickramage M. Can effective learning among medical students be achieved through

community oriented teaching programs? Journal of the College of Community

Physicians of Sri Lanka 2010: 15(2):7-11.

18. Gunathilaka, BBMJP, Gunatilake, MMNA, Gunawardana, MN, Senarath, U.

Prevalence and predictors of wasting and overweight among preschool children aged 3-

5 years in a semi-urban area. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri

Lanka 2010: 15(2):27-31.

19. Senarath, U and Dibley, MJ. The South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network

(SAIFRN) Introduction:. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2010: 31 (2):291-294

20. Mihrshahi S, Kabir I, Roy SK, Agho KE, Senarath U, Dibley MJ. Determinants of

infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh: Secondary data analysis of

Demographic and Health Survey 2004. Food Nutr Bull 2010;31(2) 295-313.

21. Patel A, Badhoniya N, Khadse S, Senarath U, Agho KE, Dibley MJ. Infant and young

child feeding indicators and determinants of poor feeding practices in India: Secondary

data analysis of National Family Health Survey 2005–06. Food Nutr Bull 2010;31(2):

314-333.

22. Pandey S, Tiwari K, Senarath U, Agho KE, Dibley MJ. Determinants of infant and

young child feeding practices in Nepal: Secondary data analysis of Demographic and

Health Survey 2006. Food Nutr Bull 2010;31(2): 334-351.

23. Senarath U, Dibley MJ, Godakandage SSP, Jayawickrama H, Wickramasinghe A,

Agho KE. Determinants of infant and young child feeding practices in Sri Lanka:

Secondary data analysis of Demographic and Health Survey 2000. Food Nutr Bull

2010;31(2): 352-65.

24. Dibley MJ, Roy SK, Senarath U, Patel A, Tiwari K, Agho KE, Mihrshahi M. Across-

country comparisons of selected infant and young child feeding indicators and

associated factors in four South Asian countries. Food Nutr Bull 2010;31 (2): 366-375.

25. Dibley, M. J., Senarath, U. &Agho, K. E. 2010. Infant and young child feeding

indicators across nine East and Southeast Asian countries: an analysis of National

Survey Data 2000-2005. Public Health Nutr, 13, 1296-303.

26. De Silva, M., Senarath, U., Gunatilake, M. &Lokuhetty, D. 2010. Prolonged

breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer in Sri Lankan women: a case-control study.

Cancer Epidemiol, 34, 267-73.

27. Senarath, U., Dibley, M. J. &Agho, K. E. 2010. Factors associated with nonexclusive

breastfeeding in 5 east and southeast Asian countries: a multilevel analysis. J Hum

Lact, 26, 248-57.

28. Sivaganesh S, Senarath U, Prevalence of antenatal risk conditions among women in an

underserved district of Northern Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2009: 54 (4): 110-14.

29. Sivaganesh S, Senarath U. Determinants of antenatal care utilization in a district of

Northern Sri Lanka. Public Health Nursing. 2009: 26(6):512-22.

30. Senarath U, Gunawardena NS. Women’s autonomy in decision-making on health care

in South Asia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2009:21(2):137-143.

31. Senarath U, Fernando DN, Rodrigo I. Effect of training for care providers on practice

of Essential Newborn Care in hospitals in Sri Lanka. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic

Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) 2007;36(6):531-41.

32. Senarath U, Fernando DN, Vimpani G, Rodrigo I. Factors associated with maternal

knowledge of newborn care among hospital-delivered mothers in Sri Lanka.

Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007;101(8):823-30.

33. Senarath U, Fernando DN, Rodrigo I. Newborn care practices at home: effect of a

hospital-based intervention in Sri Lanka. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

2007;53(2):113-8.

34. Senarath U, Dibley MJ, Agho KE. Breastfeeding practices and associated factors

among children under 24 months of age in Timor-Leste. European Journal of Clinical

Nutrition 2007;61(3):387-97.

35. Senarath U, Dibley MJ, Agho KE. Breast-feeding Performance Index: a composite

index to describe overall breast-feeding performance among infants under 6 months of

age. Public Health Nutrition 2007;10(10):996-1004.

36. Senarath U. Bibliographic referencing made easy: use of bibliographic software in

health research. Ceylon Med J 2007;52(1):38-9.

37. Senarath U, Fernando DN, Rodrigo I. Factors determining client satisfaction with

hospital-based perinatal care in Sri Lanka. Tropical Medicine and International Health

2006;11(9):1442-51. (Presidential Award 2006).

Senarath LDJU, De Silva AASO. Compliance with universal precautions among health

care workers at Base Hospital Negombo. Journal College of Community Physicians of Sri

Lanka 2002;7:17-21.     

 Dr. C. Arambepola

 Presentations

1. Arambepola C, Rajapaksha LC, Galwaduge C, Moonasinghe L, Attygalle D,

Kalupahana G, 2010. Abstract titled  ‘To abort or to continue: the decision making

process of women following an unintended pregnancy’ presented at the 10th South

East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological

Association held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23-26, 2010.

2. Arambepola C, Rajapaksha LC, Galwaduge C, Moonasinghe L, Attygalle D,

Kalupahana G, 2010. Abstract titled ‘What characteristics of the women determine

their vulnerability to induced abortions?’ presented at the 10th South East Asia

Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association held

in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23-26, 2010.

3. Arambepola C, Rajapaksha LC, Galwaduge C, Moonasinghe L, Attygalle D, 2010.

Abstract titled  ‘What characteristics of the women determine their vulnerability to

induced abortions?’ will be presented at the 42nd Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium

for Public Health (APACPH), Bali, Indonesia, November 23-27, 2010

4. Arambepola C, Rajapaksha LC, Galwaduge C, Moonasinghe L, Attygalle D, 2010.

Abstract titled ‘To abort or to continue: the decision making process of women

following an unintended pregnancy’ will be presented at the 42nd Asia-Pacific

Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Bali, Indonesia, November

23-27, 2010

5. Arambepola C, Rajapaksha LC, Galwaduge C, Moonasinghe L, Attygalle D, 2010.

Abstract titled  ‘Family planning practices following an induced abortion: can

another abortion be prevented?’ will be presented at the 42nd Asia-Pacific Academic

Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Bali, Indonesia, November 23-27, 2010

 Dr. M.C. Weerasinghe

 Journal articles

1. Weragoda J, Seneviratne R, Weerasinghe MC, Wijeyaratne M, Samaranayaka A.

A cross-sectional study on peripheral arterial disease in a district of Sri Lanka:

prevalence and associated factors. BMC Public Health. 2015, 15:829. DOI

10.1186/s12889-015-2174-7

2. Perera SK, Weerasinghe MC. Bypassing primary care in Sri Lanka: a comparative

study on reasons and satisfaction. Vietnam Journal of Public Health, 2015, 3 (1).

3. Siriwardhana D, Weerasinghe MC. Disciplining the children: mothers’

perceptions from a rural Sri Lankan community. Health Science Journal. 2015,

9(3): 1-7

4. Fernando Dulitha, Gunawardana Nalika, Senarath Upul, Weerasinghe Manuj

Chrishantha, Seneviratne Rohini De Alwis, Senanayake, Galwaduge Chandani,

De Silva Chithramalee, Lokubalasuriya Ayesha. A comparison of personal and

family characteristics and pattern of field health service utilization of pregnant

teenagers in three districts of Sri Lanka. Journal of Community Physicians of Sri

Lanka.2013, 19(1) :19-29

5. Fernando Dulitha, Gunawardena Nalika, Senarath Upul, Weerasinghe Manuj

Chrishantha, Senevirathne Rohini De Alwis, Senanayake Hemantha, De Silva

Chithramalee., Risk factors for teenage pregnancies in Sri Lanka: perspective of a

community based study . Health Science Journal.2013;7 (3)

6. Fernando, Dulitha N, Gunawardena, Nalika S, Weerasinghe, Manuj

Chrishantha. Personal and family attributes of pregnant teenagers: findings from a

community-based study in Sri Lanka International Journal of Adolescent Medicine

and Health, (online)DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2012-0110, January 2013

7. D Fernando, N Gunawardhana, U Senerath, M Weerasinghe, G Galwaduge, C De

Silva, Prevalence Trends and district differentials in teenage pregnancies. Journal

of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka.2011, 16(2) :15-20

8. Nalika Gunawardena, Manuj Weerasinghe, Lalini Rajapaksa, Pabasi Wijesekara,

P.W.P. Chathurangana., Romance, sex and coercion: insights into undergraduate

Relationships, SL J Psychiatry, 2011; 2 (2):54-59

9. Weerasinghe M C, Fernando, D N., Paradox in Treatment Seeking: An

Experience From Rural Sri Lanka, Qualitative Health Research, 2011, 21(3), 365-

372. DOI: 10.1177/1049732310385009

10. Weerasinghe M C, Fernando, D N., Access to care in a Plural Health System:

Concerns for policy reforms. Journal of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka.2009

14(1): 39-45

11. Weerasinghe, M C., Concerns for policy: Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Agreement in relation to health sector. Journal of Community Physicians of Sri

Lanka. 2008, 13 (1): 35-39

Books/ Book chapters

1. Weerasinghe Manuj C, Bandara Samanthi (2015) Health and Social Determinants

of Malnutrition of the Estate Sector in Sri Lanka: A review. Institute of Policy

Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka

2. Weerasinghe Manuj C, Bandara Samanthi, Sanoon Munsif (2015). An assessment

of the implementation of guidelines in school canteens: a case study from the

western province. Institute of Policy Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka

3. Weerasinghe Manuj C, Siriwardhana Deepani (2013). Study to Evaluate NIROGI

Lanka initiative of Training Diabetic Educator Nurses, Sri Lanka Medical

Association and Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, Colombo

4. Piyadasa RUK, L Weerakoon, R Somadewa, M Weerasinghe, M P Vipulasena

(2012). Restoration and preservation of ancient cascade tank system in

Palugaswewa, Agrarian Development Department, Ministry of Agrarian Services

and Wild Life, Colombo

5. Weerasinghe, Manuj. C. (2010) Establishing a baseline to monitor public health

implication of new Intellectual Property Rights regime on pharmaceuticals in Sri

Lanka, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Health Action International Asia Pacific.

6. Goonaratne C, Weerarathe C, Weerasinghe M C, Wijeratne T, (2010) Sri Lanka

Patient Formulary. Ananda Press , Colombo

7. Weerasinghe M C and Fernando D N (2010) Treatment seeking pattern and out of

pocket expenditure in rural Sri Lanka, HSRU Publication series (11) Health System

Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo,

Colombo Sri Lanka.

8. Keane C R., Weerasinghe, M C., Public Private Mix in Health Systems. In Guy

Carrin , Kent Buse, Kristian Heggenhougen and Stella R. Quah editors Health

systems policy, finance, and organization, 1st Edition San Diego: Academic Press;

2009. pp. 314-321.

9. Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R, Beneragama B V S H, Weerasinghe MC,

Weeraratne E D (2009). An Analysis of the pharmaceuticals issued by the Medical

Supplies Division (MSD) over a period of five years; 2002-2006.Colombo: Faculty

of Medicine Colombo

10. Keane C R., Weerasinghe, M C., Public Private Mix in Health Systems. In: Kris

Heggenhougen and Stella Quah, editors International Encyclopedia of Public

Health, Vol 5. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp. 440-447.

 Dr. D.B.D.L. Samaranayake

 Publications

Book chapters

• Herath, H.M.S.S.D., Seneviratne, Rohini De A., Samaranayake, Dulani,

Pesticide poisoning in Sri Lanka, In: Occupational Health: An introduction for

health care workers, Second Edition, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty

of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013

• Seneviratne, Rohini De A., Samaranayake, Dulani, Health Problems of

agricultural workers, In: Occupational Health: An introduction for health care

workers, Second Edition, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of

Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013

Journal Articles

 Ngozi Akwataghibe, Dulani Samaranayake, Christophe Lemiere and Marjolein

Dieleman, Assessing health workers’ revenues and coping strategies in Nigeria — a

mixed-methods study, BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:387

doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-387

 Prisca AC Zwanikken, Marjolein Dieleman, Dulani Samaranayake, Ngozi

Akwataghibe and Albert Scherpbier, A systematic review of outcome and impact of

Master’s in health and health care, BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:18

doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-18

 D. B. D. L. Samaranayake and S. R. De A. Seneviratne. Validity of the Maslach

Burnout Inventory – Human Services Survey among Sri Lankan Nursing Officers

Psychological Studies, 2012, Volume 57, Number 1, Pages 101-111

 Gamage VH, Abayadeera A, Samaranayake DBDL. Use of Diclofenac Sodium

suppositories in post operative pain management. Sri Lankan Journal of

Anaesthesiology, Volume 20(1), 18-22, 2012

 Lankathilake, Kantha, Samaranayake, Dulani, Piyatunga, Kasun. Exposure to

polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among welders in Sri Lanka, International

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 18 (2), 110-115, 2012

 DBDL Samaranayake, MW Gunathunga, Selected aspects of occupational health

and safety practices in small scale factories in the area of Medical Officer of Health,

Kotte, Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Vol. 11, No.

2, p. 10-16, December 2006

 Samaranayake DBDL. Selected aspects of occupational health in small scale

factories in the area of Medical Officer of Health, Kotte. Dissertation submitted as

a partial fulfillment of the M.Sc. in Community Medicine to the Postgraduate

Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2005.

 

 N. Withanachchi, Y. Uchida, S. Nanayakkara, D. Samaranayake, A. Okitsu

Resource allocation in public hospitals: Is it effective? Health Policy, Volume 80,

Issue 2, Pages 308-313

 Nanayakkara KDL, Nadheem MNM, Nagasinghe SU, Samaranayake D. Pattern of

respiratory function among saw mill workers in Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka. Ceylon

Medical Journal – Special Abstract Issue, Vol. 57, Issue 1, p 111

Communications

 Dulani Samaranayake, Rohini De A Seneviratne. Correlates of the three domains

of burnout among nursing officers working in government teaching hospitals in

Colombo. Poster presented at 45th Annual Academic Sessions of the Asia Pacific

Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH), 24th -27th October 2013,

Wuhan, China

 Tanya Wijesinghe, Erandie Ediriweera De Silva, Dulani Samaranayake, Ruvaiz

Haniffa, Effect of school bag weight on neck and shoulder pain in a cohort of

adolescent females in Sri Lanka. Poster presented at the Annual Primary Care

Conference, College of General Practitioners UK, 3-5th October 2013, Harrogate

International Centre.

 Samaranayake DBDL, Seneviratne SRDeA. Does Burnout influence nursing

performance? A Sri Lankan study. Paper presented at 44th Annual Academic

Sessions of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH),

14-17th October 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 Samaranayake DBDL, Seneviratne SRDeA. Prevalence and patterns of burnout

among nursing officers working in government teaching hospitals in Colombo.

Paper presented at 10th SEA Regional Scientific Meeting, International

Epidemiological Association-2010, 23-26 May 2010

 Lankathilake, Kantha, Samaranayake, Dulani, Piyatunga, Kasun. Exposure to

polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among welders in Kalutara district, Poster

presented at 10th SEA Regional Scientific Meeting, International Epidemiological

Association-2010, 23-26 May 2010

 Samaranayake DBDL, Seneviratne SRDeA. Prevalence and patterns of burnout

among nursing officers working in government teaching hospitals in Colombo.

Poster presented at 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Asia Pacific Academic

Consortium of Public Health (APACPH), 3-6th December 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

 Samaranayake DBDL, Seneviratne SRDeA. Work life correlates of burnout

among nursing officers working in government teaching hospitals in Colombo.

Paper presented at 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Asia Pacific Academic

Consortium of Public Health (APACPH), 3-6th December 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

 DBDL Samaranayake, MW Gunathunga, Occupational health and safety practices

in small scale factories in the area of Medical Officer of Health, Kotte, Paper

Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community

Physicians of Sri Lanka- September 2006

 Samaranayake DBDL, Seneviratne SRDeA. Development of clinically validated

cut off values for the modified Sinhala version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-

Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) for Sri Lankan nursing officers, Poster

presented at 10th SEA Regional Scientific Meeting, International Epidemiological

Association-2010, 23-26 May 2010

 Lankathilake K, Samaranayake D, Piyathunga K. Exposure to polychlorinated

biphenyls (PCBs) among welders in Sri Lanka, Poster presented at 44th Annual

Academic Sessions of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health

(APACPH), 14-17th October 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 Chandrathilake KRM, Samaranayake D. Prevalence of physical disability and

associated occupational factors of back pain among carpenters in Moratuwa

Division, Poster presented at 44th Annual Academic Sessions of the Asia Pacific

Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH), 14-17th October 2012,

Colombo, Sri Lanka

 GAM Kularatnam, EA Jasinghe, S Gunasena, D Samaranayake, MP Senanayake,

VP Wickramasinghe. Evaluation of Biochemical Changes in Dengue Fever and

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Scientific

Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 26-29 July 2014.

 WAD Kumari, DBDL Samaranayake, Prevalence and associated factors of neck

pain and low back pain among secondary school teachers in Ratnapura Educational

Division, Poster presented at the 128th Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical

Association, 5th-8th July 2015, Colombo.

 Kularatnam GAM, Jasinge EA, Gunasena S, Samaranayake D, Senanayake MP,

Wickramasinghe VP, Early Determinants of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Sri

Lankan Children, Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European

Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, 12-16 May 2015, Leipzig, Germany

 HW Dilanthi, GAM Kularatnam, S Jayasena, EA Jasinge, DBDL Samaranayake,

VP Wickramasinghe, Can We Use Protein-Creatinine and Protein-Osmolality

Ratios in a Spot Urine Sample as Predictors of 24-Hour Urinary Protein? Paper

presented at the 18th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of

Paediatricians, 3oth July-2nd August 2015, Colombo.

 HW Dilanthi, GAM Kularatnam, S Jayasena, EA Jasinge, DBDL Samaranayake,

VP Wickramasinghe, The Usefulness of Schwartz Formula for Estimation of

Glomerular Filtration Rate in Sri Lankan Children, Paper presented at the 18th

Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 3oth July-2nd

August 2015, Colombo.

 L Ginige, D Samaranayake, MM Gunatillaka, VP Wickramasinghe. Insulin

Resistance among 5-15 year old Obese/ Overweight Children from an Urban Area

of Sri Lanka, Paper presented at the 18th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri

Lanka College of Paediatricians, 3oth July-2nd August 2015, Colombo.

 Seneviratne RDA, Lankatilake K, Samaranayake D. Work place health and safety

practices following a diploma programme. 31st International Congress on

Occupational Health. Seoul, South Korea, 31st May to 5th June 2015.

 Seneviratne RDA, Lankatilake K, Samaranayake D. Career progress after a

diploma in occupational health and safety(OHS). 31st International Congress on

Occupational Health. Seoul, South Korea, 31st May to 5th June 2015.

 Seneviratne RDA, Lankatilake K, Samaranayake D. Institutional achievements of

ISO certification and awards of excellence after a diploma in occupational health

and safety. 31st International Congress on Occupational Health. Seoul, South

Korea, 31st May to 5th June 2015.

Shreenika De Silva Weliange

Publication

De Silva Weliange SH, Fernando D, Gunatilake J: Development and validation of a tool to

assess the physical and social environment associated with physical activity among adults

in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:423

Gankanda WI, Gunathilake IAGMP , Weliange S, Wickramasinghe VP: Practices

regarding milk powder usage among mothers of 1-5 years old children in Pitakotte MOH

area. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2011, 40 (3): 111-115.

De Silva S, Fonseka P: The nutritional status of grade eleven students in the kalutara MOH

area. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2008, 13 (2): 34-38.

Communications

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D, Gunatilake J: Immediate risk factor profile of

chronic disease and physical activity: findings from the Colombo municipal council

area, Sri Lanka. Oral presentation at the 46thAsia Pacific academic Consortium for

Public health (APACPH) Conference, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. 17th – 19th October

2014

 Kasturiaratchi SK, Weliange A.A.S.H. De Silva, Fernando M L N: Leprosy and its

disability pattern in Sri Lanka during 2008-2012. Poster presentation at the 19th

annual academic sessions of the college of community physicians of Sri Lanka.

19th -20th September 2014

 Kumara RGU, Dissanayake WDN , Ranasinghe DC , Weliange S: Knowledge and

skills of primary care givers regarding home management of chronic hemiplegic

patients in Ragama rehabilitation center in Sri Lanka. Oral presentation at the 19th

annual academic sessions of the college of community physicians of Sri Lanka.

19th -20th September 2014

 De Silva Weliange A.A.S.H., Fernando D, Gunatilake J: Physical activity pattern

and correlates among adults in the Colombo Municipal Council area, Sri Lanka.

Oral presentation at the 127th Anniversary international medical congress of the

Sri Lanka Medical Association, BMICH, Sri Lanka. 16th -18th July 2014.

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D, Gunatilake J: Physical activity pattern and

correlates among adults in Colombo municipal council area, Sri Lanka. Oral

presentation at the 11th scientific conference of the Australasian society for

Behavioural Health and Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand. 12th - 14th February

2014.

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D, Gunatilake J: Physical activity pattern and its

correlates among individuals with Diabetes in Sri Lanka. Presented at the 13th

International Diabetes and Epidemiology Group Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.

30th November - 2nd December 2013.

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D: Developing a tool to measure the physical and

social environment associated with physical activity’ of adults in the district of

Colombo, Sri Lanka. Poster presentation at the 44th Asia Pacific Academic

Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 14th -

17th October 2012.

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D: Developing a tool to measure the physical and

social environment associated with physical activity’ of adults in the district of

Colombo, Sri Lanka. Oral presentation at the 17th Annual Academic Sessions of the

college of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 21st -22nd

October 2012.

 De Silva Weliange S, Fernando D: Physical and social environment associated

with physical activity of adults in the district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. what aspects

matter ? Poster presentation at the Sri Lanka Medical Association 125th Anniversary

International Medical congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2nd to 6th July 2012

 Weliange S, Fonseka P: Nutritional status and the dietary habits of Adolescent

school children in Kalutara. Oral presentation at the Annual research symposium,

2011 University of Colombo, Colombo Sri Lanka. 29th June 2011

 Weliange S, Fonseka P: Nutritional status and the dietary habits of Adolescent

school children in Kalutara. Oral presentation at the National Conference on Public

Health Innovations National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara Sri Lanka. 28-

29th April 2011.

 Herath HMC, Kodithuwakkuarachchi KAUP, Welinage AASH, Abeguawardena

NJ: Relevance of morphology of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in cerebro

vascular events. Oral presentation at the 9th Annual academic sessions of the Sri

Lanka College of Radiologists and the 10th congress of Asian Oceanic Society of

Paediatric Radiology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 20th -22nd August 2010.

 Maduka A K I, Madusanka K U, Malinda W D S, Weliange S: Pattern of

Respiratory Symptoms Among Machine Operators in Plastic Recycling Industry.

Oral presentation at the 5th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine

Conference and 4th Asian Regional Health Technology Assessment Conference,

Singapore. 19 & 20 August 2010.

 Gankanda WI, Gunathilake I A G M P, Weliange S, Wickramasinghe VP:

Practices regarding milk powder usage  among mothers of 1-5 years old children in

Pitakotte MOH area. Oral presentation at the 36th Annual Academic Sessions of the

College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 10th October

2010.

 Gunewardena NS, Seneviratne R, Fernando D, Senerath U, Lankathilake K,

Arambepola C, Weliange S, Wijewickrama A: A community-Based Health

Promotion Intervention: A Learning Experience of Medical Undergraduates in Sri

Lanka. Oral presentation at the Conference on Higher Education in Sri Lanka by

Staff Development Centre University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Association for

Improving Higher Education Effectiveness, Faculty of Graduate Studies University

of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 5th April 2010

 Weliange AASH, Fonseka P: Do social and family factors affect the nutritional

status and the diet of students in Sri Lanka? Poster presentation at the 10th South

East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting International Epidemiological Association,

Colombo, Sri Lanka. 23rd -26th May 2010.

 Arambepola C, Senarath U, Weliange S, De Silva C, Lokubalasuriya A,

Munasinghe L: How optimally do Public Health Midwives utilize their time? A

prospective assessment. Poster presentation at the 10th South East Asia Regional

Scientific Meeting International Epidemiological Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

23rd -26th May 2010.

 Gunewardena NS, Seneviratne R, Fernando R, Senerath U, Lankathilake K,

Arambepola C, Weliange S, Wijewickrama A: A community-Based Environment

Health Promotion Intervention: A Learning Experience of Medical Undergraduates

in Sri Lanka. A poster presentation at the 41st Asia Pacific Academic Consortium

for Public Health Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 3rd -6th December 2009.

 Weliange SH, FonsekaP: Dietary habits of a group of suburban adolescent school

children in Sri Lanka. A poster presentation at the 41st Asia Pacific Academic

Consortium for Public Health Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 3rd -6th December 2009.

 Weliange S, Wijewickrama A, Fernando L, Gunathunga W, Arambepola C: Do

non-communicable diseases cluster in suburban settings in Sri Lanka? A poster

presentation at the 41st Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 3rd -6th December 2009.

 De silva AASH, Fonseks P:Weight concerns among adolescents. Oral presentation

at the 13th annual academic Sessions of the college of community Physicians of Sri

Lanka September, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 17th -20th September 2008.

 Gunathunga MW, Gunathunga CK, Gamage DGMH, De Silva AASH: Primary

mental health status of residents of Gampaha district. Oral presentation at the 13th

annual academic Sessions of the college of community Physicians of Sri Lanka

September, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 17th -20th September 2008.

 De Silva AASH, Fonseka P: The nutritional status and the knowledge on nutrition

among the grade eleven students of the medical officer of health area Kalutara.

Oral presentation at the 12th annual academic Sessions of the college of community

Physicians of Sri Lanka September, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 21st – 23rd September

2008.

 Gunatunga MW, De Silva AASH: 2007. Measuring primary paradigm of mental

health: a new tool and initial validation. Oral presentation at the 12th annual

academic Sessions of the college of community Physicians of Sri Lanka September,

Colombo, Sri Lanka. 21st – 23rd September 2007.

 Gunatunga MW, De Silva AASH: Occurrence of Mental defilements among a

group of new entrants to a medical faculty. Oral presentation at the 3rd National

conference on Buddhist studies Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 12th – 13th July

2007.

 De Silva AASH, Fonseka P: The physical activity among grade eleven students of

the medical officer of health area Kalutara. Oral presentation at the 27th Anniversary

Academic Sessions Post Graduate institute of Medicine Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri

Lanka. 18th – 20th October 2007.

Dushyanthi Gunewardene