Publications

Publications

Dr.M.R. Haniffa

Publication local journals and newspapers

1. Haniffa R. Reducing Abortion is a Public Health Issue. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003, September;48(3):100.

2. Haniffa R. Health care waste management in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004, September;49(3):93-95.

3. M R Haniffa. Tsunami disaster: Public health priorities and implications. (Monograph). Sri Lanka Medical Association, News Letter, January 2005

4. M R Haniffa. Health care waste management, what we should know. (Monograph). Sri Lanka Medical Association, News Letter, June 2005

5. Haniffa R. Work related musculoskeletal disorders, fact or myth among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine.2005, Jan-June;14(1): 5-13.

6. Haniffa R. The effects of posture and musculoskeletal disorders among automated sewing machine operators and also on productivity among female garment factory workers. Dissertation submitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University Of Colombo as partial fulfillment of requirements for degree of Master of Science in Community Medicine, December 2002.

7. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Is health a right or commodity? Why Sri Lanka needs a National Health Policy. The Island. 16, 17 & 18th April 2006.

8. Issues in the health sector. Interview with Daily Mirror Financial Times, 23rd and 24th January 2007.

9. Haniffa R. An audit of elderly patients presenting to a primary care medical centre in urban Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2012, June;57(1):69

10. Silva GAN, Haniffa R, Silva JCI and Silva LTK. Health seeking behavior and myths among adults with fever,

seeking medical care at the Out Patients Department, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical

Journal, 2012, June;57(1): 76

Publications international journals and newspapers

1. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Health Care Waste Management – A Sri Lankan

Perspective. Journal of the Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management. 2007. September;6(1):17-21.

2. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Sinhala culture influenced Lanka’s Muslims. Asian Tribune, 30th March 2008. (http://www.asiantribune.com)

3. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Sri Lanka Medical Association. Japan Medical Association Journal.2008.Nov-Dec;51(6):420-426.

4. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Global warming an alarming phenomenon- A Sri Lanka perspective. Japan Medical Association Journal. 2008. Nov-Dec;51(6):498-501.

5. Marie Queen Tanya Wijesinghe, Risni Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Dulani Lakmali Samaranayake, Muhammad Ruvaiz Haniffa. The effect of the weight of school bags on the trapezius muscle of female school children between 11 - 16 years in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a descriptive cross-sectional study. BMC Musculosketal Disorders – accepted for publication as at 16.08.2015

Presentations at international conferences (Medical Sciences)

1. Haniffa MR. Health care waste management in Sri Lanka. WONCA- MESAR Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-16th October 2005.

2. Haniffa MR. Backache, fact or myth among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka. WONCA-MESAR Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-16th October 2005.

3. Ruvaiz Haniffa. Global warming an alarming phenomenon-A Sri Lankan perspective. 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO). 22-24th November 2008, Manila, Philippines.

4. De Silva N, Constantine GR, Haniffa MR. On line CME programme in cardiovascular health for General Practitioners in Sri Lanka. WONCA Conference, Cancun, Mexico June 2010.

5. Ediriweera de Silva, Haniffa MR, Gunathillaka KDK, Athukorala I, Fernando Perera WLSP. A study on practices in preventing Osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Sri Lanka.

18th World Organization of Family Doctors – Asis Pacific Conference; 2011 February 20-24th; Cebu City, Phillipines

6. Haniffa R. An audit of elderly patients presenting to a primary care medical centre in urban Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2012.

7. Silva GAN, Haniffa R, Silva JCI and Silva LTK. Health seeking behavior and myths among adults with fever, seeking medical care at the Out Patients Department, National Hospital of Sri Lanka.

125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2012.

8. Sonnadara UI, Haniffa R. Comparison of abdominal muscle strength between university students who have active lifestyle and university students who have sedentary lifestyles. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 6-8th July 2015

Presentation at international conferences (Social Sciences)

1. Haniffa MR. The role of health organizations in Muslim youth welfare: A Sri Lankan perspective. Paper presented at the World Assembly of Muslim Youth 9th International conference(English section). 29th October- 1st November 2002. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2. Haniffa MR. Impact of health on justice & peace – a Sri Lankan perspective. Paper presented at the conference of World Muslim Congress held on the theme “Justice & World Peace” in Colombo Sri Lanka 18-19th December 2002.

3. Haniffa Ruvaiz. The Sri Lankan Muslim minority: A bridge to harmony. Paper presented at the International symposium on Islam and other religions in Asia: Coexistence and Cooperation.25-26th November 2005. Seoul, South Korea. (Invited Speaker)

4. Haniffa MR. Role of health organizations in Muslim youth welfare a Sri Lankan perspective. 10th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies (ICSLS), 2005. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 16-18th December 2005.

5. Haniffa R. The Sri Lankan Muslim minority: A bridge to harmony. Paper presented at the International seminar on Justice, Peace and Coexistence in pluralistic societies. 7 – 9th July 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka.(Invited Speaker)

6. Haniffa R. The Sri Lankan Muslim minority: After the war. 12th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies (ICSLS), 2010. Open University of Sri Lanka 18-20th March 2010.

Presentations at local conferences (Medical Sciences)

1. Haniffa R. Backache: fact or myth in female garment factory workers. Paper presented at 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association March 2004.

2. Haniffa R. Backache: fact or myth in female garment factory workers. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, November 2004.

3. Haniffa R. and Alwis WR. Backache fact or myth among female garment factory workers. In: Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine, 27th Annual Academic Sessions;10-12th February 2005, Kandy.

4. Haniffa R. Is waste of the sick contaminating the lives of the healthy in Sri Lanka? (Poster –pp28). In: Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 118th Anniversary Sessions; 23-26th March 2005, Colombo.

5. Haniffa R. and Alwis WR. Backache fact or myth among female garment factory workers. In: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka. 1-2nd July 2005.

6. Haniffa R. General health issues of working women in employment. Presentation done at Seminar on “Reproductive health and gender issues among working women in Sri Lanka”. Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 27th August 2005, Colombo.

(Invited Speaker)

7. Haniffa R. Backache fact or myth among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka. 10th Annual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 29th October 2005.

8. Haniffa R. Health care waste management in Sri Lanka. 10th Annual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 29th October 2005.

9. Haniffa R. Backache fact or myth among Sri Lankan garment factory workers. Presentation at Research forum for Womend health issues, Organized by the Womens health committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 27th May 2006 at SLMA, Colombo.

10. Haniffa R. Sri Lanka needs a National Health Policy: A Survey of past National Health Policy documents. 11th

Annual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 28th October 2006

11. Haniffa R. Sri Lanka needs a National Health Policy: A Survey of past National Health Policy documents. 29th

Annual Academic Sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine. 24th February 2007.

12. Haniffa MR. A descriptive cross sectional study to assess prevalence of maintenance of medical records

among general practitioners in the Western province of Sri Lanka. 35th Annual Academic Sessions of the General

Practitioners of Sri Lanka. 11th October 2009. 13. Ediriweera de Silva, Haniffa MR, Gunathillaka KDK,

Athukorala I, Fernando Perera WLSP. Calcium intake and source of dietary calcium – A study among young female

medical school entrants. Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions of the Nutritional Society of Sri Lanka; 2011

January Sri Lanka 14. Sivasuganthan K, Somaweera ACS, Sumanatissa RPJ, Haniffa MR. Knowledge, attitudes and common myths towards epilepsy among in-ward patients in National Hospital of Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings

of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka. July 2013.

15. Haniffa R. Prfofile of elderly at an urban family practice. Inaugural Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Association of Geriatric Medicine. 13th November 2014, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

16. R Haniffa. Nutrition ion the elderly. 2nd Academic Sesions, North Colombo Medical College Alumni Association. Friday 19th December 2014. College of Surgeon Sri Lanka.

17. Rabel MKG, Punchihewa PG, Rajapaksha RPTM, Haniffa R. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of digital vaginal examination (DVE) and associations of hesitation in consenting for DVE in gynaecology patients. 48th Annual Scientific Congress 2015 of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologosit.

Presentations at local conference (Social science)

1. Haniffa R. How the Non North-Eastern Muslims View the on Going Peace Process. Presentation made at workshop organized by the Berghof Foundation for Conflict studies. 17th June 2004, Colombo.

(Invited Speaker)

2. Haniffa R. Education as the key to community development. Community development workshop for Asia, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 20th March 2006, Colombo. (Invited Speaker)

3. Haniffa MR. The Sri Lanka Muslim minority: A bridge to harmony. Paper presented at Annual Session of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. 30th March 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Contribution as Chapter author to Books

1. Name of Book–Medicine in the Elderly Vol. 1

    Editor/s – Prof Colvin Goonaratne and Dr Achala Balasuriya

    Name of Chapter – Care of the elderly in general practice 

    ISBN Number – 978-955-53646-0-7

2. Name of Book – A Guide to Family Medicine

    Editor/s – Prof A L P de S Seneviratne

    Name of Chapters – Health Promotion and Disease prevention - Geriatrics in Family Medicine

    ISBN Number - 978-955-98963-1-9

 

Dr.R.E.Ediriweera de Silva

Publications in Scientific Journals

Ediriweera de Silva RE, Haniffa MR, Gunathillaka KDK, Atukorala I, Fernando EDPS, Perera WLSP. A descriptive study of knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Sri Lanka.Asia Pacific Family Medicine, 2014; 13:15 (20 December 2014)

Ediriweera de Silva R E, Bayliss K, Riste L, Chew-Graham CA. Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in South Asians: Lessons from a Secondary Analysis of a UK Qualitative Study. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2013; 2 ( 3): 277-282. DOI:10.4103/2249- 4863.120765

Perera DP, Ediriweera de Silva R E, Perera WLSP. Knowledge on diabetes among diabetic patients attending a primary health care setting in Sri Lanka. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2013; 19(7): 644-8. http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/07/EMHJ_2013_19_7_644_648.pdf

WDD de Silva, Ediriweera de Silva R E, Peiris TR. The weeping umbilicus: what lies behind the tears? Sri Lankan Family Physician, 2009-2010; 30(1):54-57

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Fernando.J, Sumanasekera.R.N.D, Liyanagama S.D, De Silva D.P. Student perceptions of an online post graduate course in family medicine in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2010; 1(4):205-13.

Ediriweera R E, Tennakoon T M Y K, Samaranayake T S P, Perera M S A, Sivayogan S. Perceptions and experiences related to childhood feeding practices – A Peri-urban experience. WONCA MESAR – Sri Lankan Family Physician, October 2005; 26(1):34-37.

Publications of short communications, abstracts and presentations

C Alahakoon, RE Ediriweera de Silva, S.Sri Ranganathan. Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes gained during Electives by Undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 3rd South East Asian Regional Asoociation for Medical Education – November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Enam Haque, Pip Fisher, Erandie Ediriweera. Skyping the Globe. The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) North Conference, Kendal, UK, 27th - 28th November 2014.

Enam Haque, R.E.Ediriweera De Silva, Ruvaiz Haniffa, John Pallot, Pip Fisher. Skyping the globe – tapping into the expertise of our peers overseas. Annual Primary Care Conference, Royal College of General Practitioners – October 2014, Liverpool, UK.

Weerakoon DN, Weerasinghe WAAN, Wickramaaracchi WAPS, Ediriweera E. Knowledge, attitudes and methods of referral with regard to breast diseases in women with symptomatic breast diseases. Annual Research Symposium on Cancer Control and Prevention, 27th November 2014.

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. Annual Primary Care Conference,Harrogate,United Kingdom, October 2013. http://www.rcgp.org.uk/~/media/Files/Events/RCGP-Annual-Conference- 2013/AC2013_Posters.ashx

Ediriweera de Silva R E, Bayliss K, Riste L, Chew-Graham CA. Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in South Asians: Lessons from a Secondary Analysis of a UK Qualitative Study. 39th Annual academic sessions of The College of General Practitioners of Sri LankaNov 2013.

Ediriweera de Silva RE, Henegama T, Perera W.L.S.P, Hanwella R, de Silva V.A study on Dementia Patients’ Functional Status, Comorbidities and Cognitive Functions. Primary Care Mental Health Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, March 2013.

Ediriweera de Silva RE. A study on functional status and disabilities among elderly patients attending a university family practice in Sri Lanka. Annual Primary Care Conference of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3-6 October 2012.http://www.rcgp.org.uk/courses-and-events/rcgp-annual- conference/~/media/Files/Events/RCGP-Annual-Conference-2012/AC2012-Poster- abstracts.ashx

Godakandage M, Godakanda Y, Gawinda Y, Ediriweera E. Well woman clinic attendance and factors associated with it in a semi-urban area in Colombo district. 44th APACPH Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-18th October 2012.

Ediriweera de Silva RE, Henegama T, Perera W.L.S.P, Hanwella R, de Silva V. Functional status and cognitive impairment among patients with Dementia attending the University Psychiatry Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Annual Academic sessions, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2012 Colombo.

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Fernando EDPS, Liyanage LDS, Premarathne E, de Silva WDD, Maddumabandara K. A preliminary report on knowledge on breast cancer and screening practices for breast and cervical cancers, among female patients attending Family Practice clinics in Sri Lanka. Annual Primary Care Conference of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Liverpool, United Kingdom, October 2011.

Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, M R Haniffa, K. D. K. Gunathillaka, I. Athukorale, P. Fernando, W.L.S.P. Perera. Knowledge on Osteoporosis among Female Medical School Entrants in Sri Lanka. 18th World Organisation of Family Doctors – Asia Pacific Conference, February 20 – 24th, 2011, Cebu City, Philippines.

Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, M R Haniffa, K. D. K. Gunathillaka, I. Athukorale, P. Fernando, W.L.S.P. Perera. A study on practices in preventing Osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Sri Lanka. 18th World Organisation of Family Doctors – Asia Pacific Conference, February 20 – 24th, 2011, Cebu City, Philippines.

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Gunathilaka K.D.K, Fernando P, Atukorala I, Senevirathna N.M.I.A, Perera W.L.S.P.Calcium intake and sources of dietary calcium – A study among young female medical school entrants. Scientific sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka, January 2011.

Dileka W.S.C, De Silva Sudasinghe, I.G.K., Ediriweera De Silva, R.E. Attitudes and perception regarding rubella vaccine among parents of school girls in Matara district. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka: 35th Annual Academic Sessions: Mind Body and Soul in Family Practice. 2009; 13(1): 25-26. http://pgim.srilankahealthrepository.org/handle/123456789/2338

DP Perera, R E Ediriweera de Silva, WLSP Perera. Knowledge on diabetes mellitus among diebetic patients attending a primary care setting in Sri Lanka. A M Fernando Memorial Award

– for the best research paper (36th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners Sri Lanka – 2010).

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Fernando.J, De Silva DP, Samaranayake TSP, Liyanagama SD. Objective Structured Clinical Skills workshops in teaching Family Medicine for trainees of the online Diploma course in Family Medicine. 36th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2010.

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Fernando.J, Sumanasekera.R.N.D, Liyanagama S.D, De Silva D.P. Student perceptions of an online post graduate course in family medicine in Sri Lanka, International conference on e Health, Sri Lanka. (Oral presentation 16th September 2010).

Selected for presentation at the 8th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC).

Perera D P, de Silva R E E, Perera W L S P. Knowledge on prevention of chronic complications of Diabetes among patients with Diabetes attending a primary care setting in Sri Lanka. 10th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, 2010

(Poster presentation).

Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Fernando.J, Sumanasekera.R.N.D, Liyanagama S.D, De Silva D.P.

Review of an Online Diploma Course in Family Medicine – Learning from student experiences.

35th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2009.

Weliwatta C.T, Wijetunga V.V, Ediriweera de Silva R.E, Madubashini P.V.P, Perera M.S.A.

Pattern of help seeking behaviour in primary care an observational study. 34th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2008.

Olupeliyawa AM, Karunathilake IM, Gooneratne IK, Munasinghe SR,de Abrew A, Ediriweera E, Kaluarachchi A. Student Perceptions of a Programme in Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka. International Medical Education Conference [IMEC], Kuala

Lumpur, Malaysia 2008.

Olupeliyawa AM, Karunathilake IM, Ediriweera E, Gooneratne IK, Munasinghe SR, Kaluarachchi

A. The Family Medicine Programme at Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A Content Analysis. International Medical Education Conference [IMEC], Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2008.

RE Ediriweera, SD Jayaratne. Obesity and associated cardiovascular risk factors among diabetic patients attending a general medical clinic at the police hospital.Annual academic sessions,

Nutrition society of Sri Lanka, 2008

Seneviratne A L P de S, Perera M S A, Ediriweera E, Bandara GADD, Kosgollawatta WGRJ, Arambawela MH. Communication skills – “Communication with your patient”.27th Anniversary Academic Sessions 2007, PGIM, University of Colombo.

Ediriweera de Silva RE. Morbidity patterns in adult patients with fever: A descriptive study from the Police hospital. 33rd Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2007.

De Soysa MSM, Ediriweera R E, Jayaratne SD. Monitoring LDL reduction in Statin therapy: Is Total Cholesterol level an accepted indicator?

5th Annual Academic sessions, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2007.

Ediriweera R E, De Soysa MSM, Jayaratne SD. An audit on the follow up of patients with type 2 Diabetes in a specialized diabetic clinic and general medical clinic at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Sri Lanka Medical Association 120th Annual SLMA Sessions, March 2007

Seneviratne A L P de S, Perera M S A, Samaranayake T S P, Tennakoon T M Y K, Ediriweera R E. Complications in newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic patients attending family practice in Sri Lanka. 30th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2004

Ediriweera R E, Tennakoon T M Y K, Samaranayake T S P, Perera M S A, Sivayogan S, Perceptions and experiences related to feeding practices – A Peri urban experience.30th Annual Academic Sessions of College of General Practitioners, 2004. (Accepted for poster presentation at the 38th Annual conference of the Nutrition Society of India).

Contribution as Chapter author to Books

1. Name of Book – A Guide to Family Medicine

    Editor/s – Prof A L P de S Seneviratne

    Name of Chapters – Functions of a family physician 

                                Record keeping in family practice

                                Prescribing

                                Home visits and caring for the patient at home

2. Name of Book – Essentials of Family Medicine (Second Edition)

    Prof Antoinette Perera

    ISBN 955-99958-0-4

3. Food Science and Technology

    Dr. Nandanie Ediriweera

    Presentations/ Resource Person

 Invited Speaker for University of Manchester seminar - on Family Practice and Elderly in Sri Lanka, Primary Care Seminar Series. University of Manchester, United Kingdom. (October, 2012)

 Invited Speaker – on “Experiences as a Resident and Young Family Physician” - 18th World Organisation of Family Doctors – Asia Pacific Conference and the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation for Family Medicine Educators, February 20 – 24th, 2011, Philippines.

 Resource Person – 36th Annual Academic Sessions “Towards a satisfied patient in Family Practice” – 10th Oct 2010

 Guest Lecturer (Invited speaker) – Strengthening Breast Cancer early detection and screening in Sri Lanka. Organized by the National Cancer Control Programme of Sri Lanka- 4th Aug 2010.