Dr. Jean Perera

Head of the Department & Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Colombo.

E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact details: 0112694016, 0776765983 

 

 Titles

MBBS (SL), DLM, MD (Forensic Medicine), DMJ (Path - Lond)

Research Interests

Medical evidence in criminal cases, Estimation of age using bones and teeth

sexual assault forensic medical examination, Age changes in the brain, Histopathology of hypoxic brain damage, age estimation using the public symphysis 

 publications

  1. Perera J. Medical evidence in Head Injuries, Journal of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Jubilee issue 2000.
  2. Perera J. Cause of death and other opinions after postmortem examinations - Colombo Law review January 2005.
  3. Abeyasinghe NL, Perera HJ, Weerasinghe DS.  Death by subcutaneous injection of cyanide in Sri Lanka – Case report - J Forensic Leg Med. 2011 May;18(4):182-3.
  4. An outcome based curriculum for postgraduate training in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka:          four new learning outcomes.  Medico – legal journal of Sri Lanka vol.1 no.2 July – Dec 2013 

Presidential addresses and plenary presentations at Scientific meetings 

  1. "Tales only bones can tell", Plenary presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, 2004
  2. Presidential Address on "Identification of persons" at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2005. .
  3. Presentation on Medico -legal aspects of death investigation at a symposium at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka 2006.
  4. Medical Evidence in Sexual Assault, Past, Present and Future – Plenary presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists   of Sri Lanka, February 2007 

Papers presented at International Conferences – published in abstract form 

  1. Perera J.  N. Samaranayake and C.A. Liyanage .  Problems encountered in the investigation of child sexual abuse.  3rd conference of the South East Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, Colombo. March 2001.
  2. Perera J.  Palitha Fernando, N. Samaranayake and C.A. Liyanage. Medico-legal aspects of abortion following trauma, a case report. 3 rd Conference 0 f t he South East Federation 0 f Gynecologists and Obstetricians. 2001.
  3. Perera J. A decade  of teaching Forensic Medicine through drama. 9th Congress Of the Indo Pacific Association of Legal Medicine and Science, Colombo Sri Lanka. 2007.
  4. Perera J. Medical and police response in violence against women – Sri Lankan context,      International  Conference on Violence against Women, Islamabaad, Pakistan, organized by        Rozan, 2011 

Papers presented at Scientific Sessions – published in abstract form 

  1. Perera J. 'Trauma and Disease' Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, March 1993.
  2. Perera J. 'A study on battered wives' Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, March 1993.
  3. Perera J. 'Therapeutic mishaps' Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, November 1995.
  4. Perera J. 'New trends in the teaching of Forensic Medicine- Experience of the Faculty of Medicine Colombo - Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, November 1998.
  5. Perera J. 'Who takes care of the sexually abused child?' with P. de Zoysa, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, November 1999.
  6. Perera J. 'Injury patterns of victims of sexual abuse', with D.M.D.N. Gunawardena, Annual Scientific Session of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, November 1999.
  7. Perera J. 'Preliminary observations of the age changes in human pubic bone: A study based on Sri Lankan population. With S. Liyanage, Annual Scientific Sessions 2000. Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka.
  8. Perera J. A study on 200 victims of spouse abuse - with I, Gunasekara, S. Colombage, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka 1999.
  9. Perera J. A retrospective study of homicides from 1988-1998 in six Police areas in Colombo, with S. Liyanage, J. Senanayake and R. Fernando, Annual Scientific Sessions 2000. Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka.
  10. Perera J. A study on falls, with C.A.H. Liyanage, N. Samaranayake. Annual Scientific Sessions  Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka 2000.
  11. Perera J, Palitha Fernando, C.A.H. Liyanage, N. Samaranayake,.Knowledge of the age of consent for sexual intercourse among medical and law students of Sri Lanka. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka June 2001.
  12. Perera J.Gang rape of an adolescent: conviction despite the initial medical examination excluding sexual assault - A case report.  Annual scientific sessions of the Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka September 2012
  13. Perera J, P.de Zoysa, JC HerathSelected psychosocial characteristics of convicted rape offenders: A preliminary study. Annual scientific sessions of the Medico-legal society of Sri Lanka September 2012
  14. Perera J, Hulathduwa SR, Ariyarathne H. Oral assessments in postgraduate exit examinations in forensic medicine: a point of view. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013
  15. Perera J, SMHMK Senanayake, Prasanna Appuhamy, Sanjaya Hulathduwa. Probability of death – a guesstimate or an estimate?  Recommendations for a more accurate prediction. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013.
  16. Perera J, C Arambepola2  P Wijeratne. Attitudes and practices of Specialists in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka regarding the medical management of victims as part of a sexual assault forensic examination.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013
  17. P Appuhamy, J Perera, R Fernando. Rare impaling injury to the neck.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013(POSTER)
  18. P Appuhamy, J Perera. Death due to acute sub dural haemorrhage due to non traumatic probable rupture of anterior cerebral artery aneurism.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013 (POSTER)
  19. P Appuhamy, J Perera.  Self inflicted  fabricated injuries: two similar case reports.   Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013 (POSTER)
  20. J.Perera, S. Jayamanne. A case report of a successful conviction in a homicide: lessons to be learnt.  Annual Academic Sessions of the Kotelawala Defence University 2012.
  21. Perera J, Hulathduwa SR, Ariyarathne H. Oral assessments in postgraduate exit examinations in forensic medicine: a point of view. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013
  22. Perera J, SMHMK Senanayake, Prasanna Appuhamy, Sanjaya Hulathduwa. Probability of death – a guesstimate or an estimate?  Recommendations for a more accurate prediction. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013.
  23. Perera J, C Arambepola2  P Wijeratne. Attitudes and practices of Specialists in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka regarding the medical management of victims as part of a sexual assault forensic examination.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013
  24. P Appuhamy, J Perera, R Fernando. Rare impaling injury to the neck.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013(POSTER)
  25. P Appuhamy, J Perera. Death due to acute sub dural haemorrhage due to non traumatic probable rupture of anterior cerebral artery aneurism.  Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013 (POSTER)
  26. P Appuhamy, J Perera.  Self inflicted  fabricated injuries: two similar case reports.   Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka February 2013 
  27. Dr. Jean Perera – Forensic Medicine AND Toxicology 

    Peer reviewed journals not indexed

    Perera  J. 2015. Effective Communication Skills for Medical Practice. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 2015; 2:E 20:1-7.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4038/jpgim.8082

    Jean Perera.  Victim-centred sexual assault forensic examination: a timely intervention in humane societies. Neethi Murasu 2015  pp 85 – 90                  

    Presentations at conferences Published in abstract form

    Fernando R, Perera J. 2015.  Suspected deliberate poisoning of a toddler by the guardians.  Proceedings of the Annual Scientific sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka, September 2015.

    Mendis NDNA, Fernando PR, Perera HJM, Gunawardena SA, Weeratne JB, Pranavan S, Gunathilaka CMA.  Investigation of a military air craft accident air craft accident.  Proceedings of the Annual Scientific sessions of the Medico-legal Society of Sri Lanka,  September 2015.

    Sivaneasharajah L, Perera MAS, Jayasekara PB, Perera J, Karunaratne DD, Sandaruwan KD, Rajapakse RN. Facial index based facial composite tool. International conference on advances in ICT for emerging regions (ICTer) 2015 15th -24 August  2015, BMICH Colombo. 

Chapters in Manuals and books for supplementary reading

  1. A chapter in Sinhala on Forensic Medicine in a Manual for "effective police investigation in to crime" published by the National centre for Victims of crime
  2. A chapter in Sinhala on "Forensic Medicine and the police" in a Manual for "legal aspects of police investigation in to crime" published by the Institute of Human rights.
  3. Multiple choice Questions in Forensic Medicine - for supplementary reading for undergraduates 2004
  4. 500 possible viva voce questions in Forensic Medicine with answers  2005
  5. Guidelines for the assessment of case books submitted for Diploma and MD in Forensic Medicine for the PGIM. This is used as the authentic document for examiners 

Jean Perera, Lloyd Perera. 2015 “Roomathiyange abirahas marana” – A Sinhala novel related to Forensic Medicine, jointly authored. 2015
ISBN: 978-955-30-6222-2
Authors: Jean Perera, Lloyd Perera
Publisher: Godage Publishers


 

professional activities

chairman board of study in Forensic Medicine. PGIM Clombo since june 2012 

Head Language unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. since May 2012