Dr.Ravindra Samaranayake
Lecturer in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Colombo


Academic Qualifications 

Degree

Institution and University

Year Qualified

Period of Training

Primary Degree

M.B.B.S

(2nd Lower Honours)

Faculty of Medicine

UniversityofSri Jayawardenapura

Sri Lanka

2000

1994-2000

Additional Degree

Diploma in Legal Medicine (DLM)

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

UniversityofColombo

Sri Lanka

2008

2005-2008

Specialist Degree

Doctorate in Forensic Medicine

(MD)

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

UniversityofColombo

Sri Lanka

2010

2008-2010



Work Experience

Present Employment

Since 4th January 2012

Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo

 

Previous Employment

1st July 2011 to 3rd January 2012

Senior registrar in forensic medicine and Assistant Judicial Medical Officer at the base hospital, Panadura. 

2nd December 2009 to 30th June 2011

Assistant Judicial Medical Officer and Post Graduate Trainee for the MD in Forensic Medicine at the Office of the Judicial Medical Officer, Colombo South Teaching Hospital – Kalubowila.

1st December 2008 to 1st December 2009

Post Graduate Trainee for the MD in Forensic Medicine at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo.

26th September 2005 to 30th November 2008

Assistant Judicial Medical Officer and trainee for the Diploma in legal medicine at the Office of the Chief Consultant Judicial Medical Officer,Colombo 

22nd January 2003 to 24th September 2005

Medical Officer at theNationalThalassaemiaCenter, Teaching Hospital- Kurunegala

21st   January 2002 to 21st January 2003

Intern House Officer at Teaching Hospital - Kurunegala 

1st Internship – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 under Dr. Neil Senavitathne,   Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

2nd Internship – Medicine

 under Dr. D.G.S. Alahakoon., Consultant Physician

 

Overseas working / training experience.

January 2014 to July 2015

Obtained post-MD overseas training in Forensic pathology at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.

Research and Publications  / Presentations.

  • O'Donnell, A., Premawardhena, A., Arambepola, M., Samaranayake, R., Allen, S. J., Peto, T. E. A., ... & Weatherall, D. J. (2009). Interaction of malaria with a common form of severe thalassemia in an Asian population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(44), 18716-18721.

Poster Presentations.

Imparting a specific skill : Is it possible within a 2-week clinical appointment. Perera HJM, Mendis NDNA, Samaranayake R. – Poster presented at 1st academic sessions of the Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists in  August 2012.

Awards

National Research Council - President’s award for scientific publication in 2009. 

Experience in Teaching and Training 

  • Conducting lectures for the medical undergraduates during  the Medico Legal module of the MBBS curriculum from 2011
  • Conducted a series of lectures, MCQ paper discussions and four revision sessions in Specimen and Photograph Demonstration for candidates sitting the Act 16 exam as part of the orientation course in Forensic Medicine conducted by the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka.
  • The following lectures and demonstrations were done by me for the Diploma In Forensic Medicine Course for Lawyers conducted by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Faculty of Medicine,UniversityofColomboin 2012
  • Conducted the following lectures for student nurses at the Nurses’ Training School Colombo
  • Participated as the Resource Person and Moderator in  Problem Based Learning (PBL) Sessions for the Medical Undergraduates during the Medico-Legal Modules from 2012
  • Regularly involved in Teaching and Demonstration sessions for the Medical Undergraduates during their Clinical Attachment in Forensic Medicine.
  • Regular assessor for the evaluation of undergraduates following their Clinical Attachment in Forensic Medicine.
  • Participated as the Resource Person in several sessions of senior officer training programmes conducted by Sri Lanka Police Department.