Publications

 

Prof. M Gunatilake


Books

  1. Manual on Determination of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Arundathi Kurukulasuriya, Dr Kusum de Abrew, Skills Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo, 2003
  2. Manual on Measurement of Whole-blood coagulation time, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Arundathi Kurukulasuriya, Skills Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo, 2003

 

Research reports

  1. Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on structure and function of the urinary tract Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Prof Dilani Lokuhetty, National Science Foundation ofSri Lanka– Grant No. RG /2004/ TM /02 - 2011
  2. Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines before and after immunization with anti-rabies vaccine – conducted inKotte,Sri Lanka, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Miss K A D N Perera, National Science Foundation ofSri Lanka– Grant No. RG/99/V/01 - 2002
  3. Investigation of Mechanisms of nephrotoxicity in envenomed rabbits using the isolated perfused kidney, Dr Tara de Mel, Dr M Gunatilake, National Science Foundation ofSri Lanka– Grant No. RG/95/M/3 – 1997

 

Other Reports 

  1.  First International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science – 2011, University of Colombo, Laboratory Animals Ltd.UK, International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

 

Guidelines & Policy documents          

  1. Guidelines for Ethics Review of Research Proposals Involving Animals inSri Lanka. Forum of Ethics Review Committees ofSri Lanka, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Universityof Colombo, 2009. Editors: Dr Vajira H W Dissanayake, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Thureisingham   Chenthuran, Ms N M Madhubashini Jayamanne
  2. Policy document on Education and Human Resource Development (Electronic publication) Compiled by Dr M Gunatilake, Prof Dayantha Wijeyesekera et al. As a Supplement to Proceedings of the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka, 2007.

 

List of publications

Mangala Gunatilake , Dilani Lokuhetty, Nuwan A Bartholameuz, Dilan T Edirisuriye, Muditha U Kularatne, Date Anand. Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on structure and function of the urinary tract Accepted for publication in the Pharmacognosy Res. Oct-Dec 2012 issue

  1. Priyanga Ranasinghe, Sanja Perera, Mangala Gunatilake, Eranga Abeywardene, Nuwan Gunapala, Sirimal Premakumara, Kamal Perera, Dilani Lokuhetty, Prasad Katulanda Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipids in a diabetic and healthy rat model. Pharmacognosy Res. 2012 Apr-Jun; 4(2): 73–79. doi: 10.4103/0974-8490.94719 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326760/
  2. Malintha De Silva, Upul Senarath, Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani Lokuhetty. Prolonged breastfeeding reduced risk of breast cancer in Sri Lankan women: A case-control study. Cancer Epidemiology, 2010; 34(3): 267-273  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20338838
  3. R Jayalath, M Gunatilake, D Lokuhetty, J Perera. Liver lesions associated with a bacterial infection in two axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum). The Sri Lanka Veterinary journal, 2006, 53 (1), 9-10
  4. H. M. D. R. Herath, M. Gunatilake, D. Lokuhetty, J. Wijayabandara. A preliminary investigation on the effects of polpala (Aerva Lanata) on the structure and function of urinary tract of rats. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2005; 48(2): 33-41. www.sljol.info/index.php/CJMS/article/download/120/129
  5. Mangala Gunatilake, R L Jayakody, P Angunawela, A de Tissera. Direct  nephrotoxic  effects  produced by venoms of Sri  Lankan cobra, Russell’s viper and hump nosed viper. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2003; 46 (2): 61-66. ucfm.srilanka.healthrepository.org/handle/123456789/244
  6. Mangala Gunatilake, Omala Wimalaratne, K A D N Perera. Persistence of antibody titres in adult dogs and puppies following anti-rabies immunization. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2003; 46 (2): 67-72. dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/1/7090/2/CJMS-46(2)-67.pdf
  7. Gunatilake M, Jayakody R L, Angunawela P, Tissera A De. Direct nephrotoxic effect of Sri Lankan Russell’s viper venom – an  experitmental study using in vitro models. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2002; 45 (2): 59-70. dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/1/7068/2/CJMS-45(2)-59.pdf
  8. M Gunatilake, R Jayalath, P Angunawela, D S Kodikara.Sudden death of a Greater Flamingo with severe fatty degeneration in the liver – is it secondary candidiasis?World Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Newsletter, 2001; volume 10   (April): 7
  9. D. S. Kodikara, M. Gunatilake and P Angunawela,Systemic reactions of mice to toxin from stinging cat fish (Heteropneustes fossilis),World Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Newsletter, 2001; volume 10   (January): 7
  10. D.S. Kodikara, Nelun de Silva, C.A.B.Makuloluwa, Niranjala de Silva, and Mangala Gunatilake,Bacterial and fungal pathogens isolated from corneal ulcerations in domesticated elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) in Sri Lanka,Veterinary Ophthalmology,1999; 2: 191-192
  11. M. Gunatilake, T De Mel, C Fernando, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, J Welihinda,Time of onset and mechanism of nephrotoxicity after envenoming rats with Russell’s viper venom and cobra venom ,Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 1996; 29/1: 29-35

 

Electronic publications: Interactive CDs on Physiology practicals

  1.  Identification of cells in a stained thin blood film.
  2. Osmotic Fragility.
  3. Measurement of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate.
  4. Measurement of whole blood clotting time.
  5. Measurement of Packed Cell Volume (PCV).
  6. Measurement of renal concentrating ability using relative mass density (specific gravity) and osmolality of urine
  7. Bleeding time test
  8. Prothrombin Time Test

 

Dr. S Wasalathanthri


Research publications in journals

  1. Kamani H Tennekoon, Sudharshani Wasalathanthri, Siththamparampillai Jeevathayaparan, Eric H Karunanayake (2005) Serum Leptin and lactational amenorrhea in well-nourished and undernourished lactating women.Fertility and Sterility 83: 988-994.
  2. Wasalathanthri S, Tennekoon K H & Sufi S (2002) Feasibility of using paper impregnated with urine instead of liquid urine for assessing ovarian activity. Ceylon Medical Journal 48: 4 – 6.
  3. Wasalathanthri S & Tennekoon K H (2001) Lactational amenorrhea/anovulation and some of their determinants: a comparison of well-nourished and undernourished women. Fertility and Sterility 76: 317-325.

Reports

  1. Peer Evaluation of Academic Staff, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Submitted for Quality Assurance of the Faculty of Medicine.

Interactive CDs on Physiology practicals

  1. An Introduction to contraceptive methods
  2. Hess’ Tests

 

 
Dr. ADA Fernando


Publications in journals

  1. Warusawithana A.K, Fernando A.D.A., Guruparan K., Athukorale T J , Goonaratna Colvin. Double blind placebo controlled crossover clinical trial of sildenafil citrate in patients with diabetes mellitus and erectile dysfunction. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2010, 41, 72-75

CME articles

  1. Fernando, D. Hypothyroidism. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52: No.1. 18-19
  2. Fernando, D. Solitary nodule of the thyroid. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52: No.1, 21-23
  3. Fernando, Dinithi. Antithyroid drugs. The Sri Lanka Prescriber, 2009; 17: No.2,1-2

Books chapters

  1. Sri Lanka Patients’ Formulary- contributing author. Published in 2010
  2. Medicine in the elderly volume 2 – contributing author (pending Publication in 2012)
  3. Medical students formulary- contributing author (pending publication in 2011)

Book reviews

  1.  Fernando, D. Book review on SLMA guidelines on vaccines 2004 edition The Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50: No. 1, 90
  2. Fernando, D. Book review on SLMA guidelines on vaccines 2008 edition. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53: No. 4, 159

Interactive CDs on Physiology practicals

  1. Audio visual lesson on peak expiratory flow rate

 
 

Dr. PA De Silva


Publications in journals

  1. Maduka de Lanerolle-Dias, Pulani Lanerolle, Sunethra Atukorala, Angela de Silva. Enhancing the accuracy of Bio Impedance Analysis in assessing total body water. International Journal of Body Composition Research (in press)
  2. de Lanerolle-Dias M,  de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Atukorala S. Female adolescents, nutrition and employment.  Cey Med J (in press)
  3. Nutraceuticals; Concepts and Controversies. Ceylon Medical Journal Ceylon Medical 2011; 56: 171-173
  4. de Lanerolle-Dias M,  Lanerolle P, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Assessment of adiposity by Bio Impedance Analysis; developing a population specific equation for Sri Lankan adolescents. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2012;2(1):3-10
  5. Maduka de Lanerolle-Dias, Angela de Silva, Pulani Lanerolle, Carukshi Arambepola, Sunethra Atukorala. Body fat assessment in Sri Lankan adolescent girls; development of a simple field tool. Annals of Human Biology May-June 2011;38(3)330-336.
  6. Angela de Silva, Yasas Samarasinghe, Dhammika Senanayake, Pulani Lanerolle. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2010;20(1):15-20.
  7. Angela de Silva, AMASB Mahamithawa, Chandrani Piyasena. Maternal and Child Nutrition; the Sri Lankan perspective. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2009:130 :609-11.
  8. De Silva, Angela. “ Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle” (Book Review). Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, Vol 52(2);66-67.
  9. Perera Hemamali and de Silva Angela. Disorders of appetite and eating. Ceylon Medical Journal 2006;51(1):3-6.
  10. De Silva A, Atukorala S, Ahluwalia N. Dietary intake of macro and micronutrients in children: does recurrent illness reduce intake? Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004;13(Suppl):S119.
  11. A de Silva, PW Jones, SA Spencer. Does human milk reduce infection rates in preterm infants? A systematic review. Archives of Diseases of Childhood. Fetal Neontal Edition. 2004;89:F509-F513.
  12. de Silva A, Atukorala S, Weerasinghe I, Ahluwalia N. Iron supplementation improved iron status and reduced morbidity in children with, or without upper respiratory tract infections: a randomized, controlled study in Colombo, Sri Lanka. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003; 77:234-41.
  13. Ahluwalia N, Atukorala S,de Silva A. Letter to the Editor: Reply to J Monárrez-Espino and T Greiner. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002; Vol. 76, No. 5, 1138-1139.
  14. Ahluwalia N, de Silva A, Atukorala S, Weaver V and Rajendra R. Ferritin concentrations in dried serum spots from capillary and venous blood in children in Sri Lanka: a validation study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002; 75:289-294.

Books

  1. Chapter in Menopause Handbook for Healthcare Professionals.
  2. Contribution to Food based dietary guidelines for Sri Lankans., Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Reviews

De Silva, Angela. “ Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle” . Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, Vol 52(2);66-67.

 
Reports –World Bank, WHO, and other INGO’s

  1. Review of successful nutrition strategies and interventions (international and local) that have reduced malnutrition among underserved populations. World Bank report, December 2008.
  2. Situational analysis of the nutrition services and needs in estate and rural sectors (east). World Bank report: 2009, World Bank, Colombo.
  3. Sri Lanka : local level interventions to improve nutrition in vulnerable populations. World Bank report: 2009, World Bank, Colombo.
  4. Knowledge, attitudes and practices survey on maternal and child nutrition among resettled populations in the Northern province of Sri Lanka: results of a baseline survey. World Bank, 2011.
  5. Case study for RUAF Foundation. Effects of the global financial crisis on the food security of poor urban households; CASE STUDY COLOMBO, SRI LANKA http://www.ruaf.org/node/101
  6. Literature Review for WHO on infant feeding practices. Contemporary trends in research: infant and young child feeding practices in Sri Lanka. WHO 2009.

 

Dr. PM Atapattu


Publications in journals

  1. Atapattu Piyusha.Management of osteoporosis. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2008;16:2008:1-4
  2. Atapattu P. Hyperthyroidism. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2007;52:19-21.
  3. Atapattu P. Thyroid disease in pregnancy. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2007;52:24-26.
  4. Atapattu P, Wijesiriwardena B. Pleural effusion –a diagnostic approach. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2005;38:32-43.
  5. Atapattu P, Wijesiriwardena B. The diagnosis and management of hospital acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia and healthcare associated pneumonia. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2005;38:44-53.

Case reports

  1. Goonaratne Colvin, Atapattu Piyusha, de Silva SP. Dramatic x rays but innocuous. The Ceylon Medical Journal 1999;43:163.

Books & Books chapters

 Sri Lanka Patients’ Formulary- contributing author. Published in 2010

  1. Medicine in the elderly volume 2 – contributing author (pending Publication in 2012)
  2. Medical students formulary- contributing author (pending publication in 2011

 
 

Dr. WDN Dissanayake


  1. Effects of phencyclidine on auditory gating in the rat hippocampus and the medial prefrontal cortex. Dissanayake DW, Zachariou M, Marsden CA, Mason R. Brain Res. 2009 Nov 17;1298:153-60. Epub 2009 Aug 20. PMID: 19699183 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (cited by 2-scopus) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.08.032
  2.  Auditory gating in rat hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex: effect of the cannabinoid agonist WIN55,212-2. Dissanayake DW, Zachariou M, Marsden CA, Mason R. Neuropharmacology. 2008 Dec;55(8):1397-404. Epub 2008 Sep 17. PMID: 18809420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (cited by 9-scopus http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropharm.2008.08.039)
  3. Sensory gating and its modulation by cannabinoids: electrophysiological, computational and mathematical analysis. Zachariou M, Dissanayake DW, Coombes S, Owen MR, Mason R. Cogn Neurodyn. 2008 Jun;2(2):159-70. Epub 2008 Apr 23.PMID: 19003482 [PubMed] (cited by 3-scopus)
  4. The Role of Cannabinoids in the Neurobiology of Sensory Gating: A firing rate model study Zachariou M, Dissanayake WND, Owen MR, Mason R and Coombes S (2007). Neurocomputing 70: 1902-1906. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2006.10.065 (cited by 2)

 

Books & Books chapters

  1. Chapters in following books
  2. Guidelines for Introductory Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  3. Clinical Obstetrics for Undergraduates
  4. Clinical Gynaecology for Undergraduates

 

 Dr. AK Vidanapathirana


 Research articles with citations & links

  1. Tennakoon H D, Vidanapathirana A K, Sutharsan, S (2008) Career preferences and factors influencing the selection of it in fourth year medical students in University of Colombo. Student Medical Journal. 2008;1

 Books & Books chapters

  1. Gunawardene N, Vidanapathirana A K (2007) Review of Research Evidence on Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka. Women’s Health Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, in collaboration with UNFPA.
  2. Gunawardene N, Vidanapathirana A K (2007) Recommendations for addressing Gender Based Violence by the health sector in Sri Lanka. Women’s Health Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, in collaboration with UNFPA.

 

Supplementary reading materials for students

  •  Interactive CDs -
    •  Bed side tests of hearing. P.M. Athapattu, A.K. Vidanapathirana, N. Keragala (2010)

 Other

  1. Arambepola C, Gunawardene N, Vidanapathirana A K (2007) Community Stream Log Book for the Community and Family Attachment Curriculum. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo