Dr. Nanditha Asela Mendis

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Colombo.

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Titles MBBS (SL), DLM, MD (Forensic Medicine), D-ABMDI (USA), Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education, Certificate in Teaching -  SEDA (UK), Board Certified Consultant in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka.
Research Interests Teaching the undergraduate at The University of Colombo, Sri Jayawardhanapura, & Kelaniya, Lectures to under-graduates at the faculty of Medicine Colombo 01/01/2004 up to now, Examiner in Forensic Medicine for foreign qualified graduates in Sri Lanka
Postgraduate Education and Training

(i) Successfully completed the course leading to Diploma in Legal Medicine conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine University of Colombo, Sri Lanka at the Office of the Judicial Medical Office Colombo- Sri Lanka. 1st September 1999 –30th November 2000.

(ii) Successfully completed the course leading to award of MD, Forensic Medicine at the Office of the Judicial Medical Officer, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka 01st December 2000 to 30th November 2001 &,In the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka from 1st Dec. 2001 to 30th November 2002

Duration of Experience as a professional & Previous Appointments

Post internship experience – 8 years & 4 months.

1. Senior Hose Officer in Paediatrics, at Base Hospital, Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka from 04th November 1994 to 31st December 1996.

2. Senior House officer in Surgery at Base Hospital, Chilaw, Sri Lanka, from 01st January 1997 to 31st Augaust 1999.

3. Medical Officer (Medico Legal) at the Office of the Judicial Medical Officer, Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 01st September 1999 to 30th November 2000.

4. Assistant Judicial Medical Officer at the Office of the Judicial Medical Officer, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka from 01st December 2000 to 30th November 2001.

5. Assistant Judicial Medical Officer, at the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama Sri Lanka from 01st December 2001 to 31st January 2003.

6. Senior Registrar (Forensic Medicine), Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.

7. Lecturer 01st January 2004 -31st December 2006, Senior Lecturer (Grade II) 01st January 2007 up to now -  Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Experiences as a Teacher

1. Teaching the undergraduate at The University of, Colombo, Sri Jayawardhanapura &Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, during the training period for Diploma in Legal Medicine & MD Forensic Medicine.

2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo from 01/01/2004 up to now.

3. Visiting lecturer in Forensic Medicine to Universities of Ruhuna, Rajarata and Kothalawala Defence Academy.

4. Lecturer and trainer for Diploma in Legal Medicine and Doctorate in Forensic Medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.

5. Examiner for undergraduates at University of Ruhuna, Kothalawala Defence Academy and Rajarata.

6.Examiner in Forensic Medicine for ERPM examination for foreign qualified medical graduates, conducted by Sri Lanka Medical Council.

7. Lecturer and Examiner in Forensic Medicine for the courses, Diploma in Forensic Medicine and science for lawyers, PG diploma in toxicology, Distant learning course for Inquirers in Sudden Death in death investigation.

Publications and Presentations  

Free paper presentations at national level scientific sessions

1. An unusual case of infanticide, at the annual academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, June 2001.

2. Matricide by a Schizophrenic, at scientific sessions of Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka.

3. A case of fatal child abuse, at scientific sessions of Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka, November 2001.

4. A case of child abuse – Annual Scientific sessions of Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka, 2001

5. Fitness to plead & criminal responsibility of a physically & Mentally subnormal person at the annual academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 05th October 2002.

6. Preliminary study on assault - Annual Academic Sessions College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, October 2003.

7. Study on Citalopram poisoning in Manitoba, Canada. – Annual Academic Sessions College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, October 2006.

8. A case of accidental choking - Annual Academic Sessions College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2012.

9. Identification of person by photographic superimposition - Annual Academic Sessions College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2012.

10. Analysis of student’s competence in clinical appointment – Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists, Inaugural sessions, 2012.

11. Enhancing problem based learning – does it need a change?  - Academic sessions of SLAIHEE, June 2014.

12. Case report - A case of Accidental choking of a young child, Annual Academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015

13. Case Report – investigation of a fatal military air craft accident, Annual Academic sessions of College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2015

14.Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Crime Scene Investigations – Novel Concept of Crime Scene Investigations.

15.Analysis of Sexual Assault in North Western province – Retrospective Study of Cases 2007-2011

16.Study on Motorcycle Accidents; Injury pattern and Rider Characteristics.

17.Investigation of a military air craft accidents.

18.Forensic Age Estimation Project using Multifactorial Methods Conducted on a group of East African Detainees.


Publications :

 A Case publication title Solid & cystic papillary neoplasm of the pancreas: Successful management in Base Hospital setting in Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2000.

 

Membership of Learned Societies Professional and Academic bodies

 

A member of the college of forensic pathologists of Sri Lanka.

A member of medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka.

Member of the Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists.