PULANI LANEROLLE 

BSc. Hons (Southampton) PhD (Colombo) 
SENIOR LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY,
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, 
UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO.


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth         -   6th September 1967

Residence            -   3 B, Allen Mathiniyarama Road, Colombo 5 

Office Telephone  -  + 94112695300  

Email                    -    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

 

ACADEMIC RECORD

1989 - 1992     BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Nutrition University of Southampton, United Kingdom. 

1995 -1999      PhD University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2003 Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education

                        University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2003                Accreditation from the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)United Kingdom.

 

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2014  Sri Lanka Medical Association prize for the best poster presentation (Co-author) at the 126th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

2013    President’s Award for Research, National Research Council, Sri Lanka.

2012    Merit Award for research publication, National Research Council. 

2011    Merit Award for research publication, National Research Council.

2011    Frank Gunaseksera prize for best research paper in Community Medicine (Coauthor), 124th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

2010    Merit Award for research publication, National Research Council.

2009  S. E. Seneviratne prize for outstanding research (Co-author), 122nd Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

2003  Director’s prize for the Best portfolio - Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education, University of Colombo.

1999  Presidential Research Award, National Research Council, Sri Lanka. 

1999/2000 Research Award for excellence in research, University of Colombo.

1997  Nominated for the Young Investigator Award: 16th International Congress of

Nutrition, Montreal, Canada.                 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001  to date. Senior lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2013 to date. Visiting Senior Lecturer, MSc in Human Nutrition and MSc in Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, SL.

2012 to date. Visiting Senior Lecturer for the following courses held by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, SL.

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dentistry 

Postgraduate Diploma in Elderly Medicine  

Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2014 to date. Member of the multidisciplinary team for ketogenic diet therapy in childhood epilepsy, epilepsy clinic for children, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for sick children, Colombo.

1999 – 2001 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1992 – 1997 Lecturer,  Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

2008    Certificate of proficiency as a Nutritionist.  Ceylon Medical College Council. 

2008 Registered Nutritionist - Sri Lanka Medical Council.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Life member Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Life member  Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL ADVISORY AND REVIEW COMMITTEES

2016 Consultative meeting on preparation of guidelines for prevention of childhood obesity in Sri Lanka. Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health.

2016 Nutrition profiling and WHO recommendations on marketing of food and non alcoholic beverages to children. Ministry of health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.

2016 Consultative workshop to implement recommendations of the International

Conference on Nutrition (ICN 2) and its adaptation for Sri Lanka. Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.

2016 Updating the National Nutrition Policy beyond 2010. Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.

2015-2017 World Health Organization, member of the Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG)  Subgroup on Diet and Health –for the development of nutrient guidelines.

2015 Food Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health - Food Advertising and Labeling Subcommittee.

2016 Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine - Working committee, guidelines for sugar and Body Mass Index.

2015 Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine - Working committee to develop a new approach on educating the public on dietary guidelines and healthy eating. 2014.

2015 Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine - Working committee to develop a Teen Health Website.  

2010/11  Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health - Working committee  for revision of food based dietary guidelines for Sri Lankans. 

2009/10 Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health - Working committee, hospital nutrition improvement programme.

2006 Medical Research Institute - Consultative meeting; revision of dietary allowances for Sri Lankans. 

2006 Committee to review and finalise the draft guidelines on food fortification of the national policy guidelines developed by the food advisory committee of the ministry of health. 

2009/10 Founder committee, development and implementation of a certificate course in human nutrition and dietetics. Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH GRANTS

2016 to date Reducing cardiometabolic risk by addressing adolescent health and nutrition (20162018). Ongoing doctoral project working on body composition and energy expenditure through stable isotopes and development of an intervention programme. 

Financial support – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Corporation grant no SRL 6035. (Main counterpart)

2014 to date Longitudinal measures of body composition from 0 to 24 months – Multicenter study. The Sri Lankan arm is within an ongoing doctoral project with a student

registered at the University of Colombo. Financial support – IAEA CRP (co  investigator )

2014 – date. Micronutrient status obesity, cardiometabolic markers including body composition in 7-9 year old primary school children – ongoing Mphil project. 

Financial support – National Science Foundation research Contract grant no: RG/2014/HS/09 (principal investigator and grant holder)

2008 to date  Improving accuracy of dietary estimation : development  and validation of Portion Size Assessment tools in the form of photographs, line diagrams and realistic food models  for Sri Lankan populations. No financial assistance.

2010 – 2014 Body composition analysis, biochemical risk markers and lifestyle in identifying risk of dysglycaemia and relationship to body fat in urban adult women in Sri Lanka and effectiveness of a culturally appropriate nutrition and lifestyle modification counseling programme for reduction of cardiovascular disease risk.  Doctoral project with PhD awarded in 2014.

Financial support – 

  1. International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) Research Contract, grant no 15920: (2009-2012). (co investigator)
  2. University of Colombo Research grant AP 03 (Principal Investigator and grant holder).

2013 – 2014 Iron and Vitamin A status and effect of supplementation among healthy infants ( co investigator) funded by the National Science Foundation.

2012 – 2014 Hydration status and micronutrient status in national level athletes. Funded by the Department of Biochemistry (principal investigator).

2008 – 2010 Assessment of Body Composition and Improving Micronutrient Health status of Adolescent girls through Dietary Modification – Doctoral project with PhD awarded in 2012 :

Financial support – 

  1. International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Project no: SRL/6030 (2008-2011).  (Co Investigator ). 
  2. Nutrition Coordination Division of the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition. Grant No: 2.1.b.G/vi (2008-2011) (Co investigator).

2007 – 2008    Dietary supplement intake in National level athletes. No financial assistance.

1995 – 1997 Iron and Vitamin A status and educational intervention among adolescents from USAID and UNICEFF funds obtained by supervisor of my doctoral work.

 

SUPERVISION OF POST GRADUATE RESEARCH

PhD/MPhil/ MSc Research

2014 to date Co supervision Longitudinal measures of body composition in 0 to 24 month old infants Ongoing. Doctoral student registered for PhD, university of Colombo.

2014 to date Principal supervisor Micronutrient status and obesity, in 7-9 year old primary school children. Ongoing. Student registered for Mphil, University of Colombo.

2014 Principal Supervisor: Body composition analysis, biochemical risk markers and its application in identifying risk of body fat related co-morbidities and evaluation of nutritional intervention for risk reduction in Diabetes Mellitus. PhD awarded in 2014, University of Colombo.

2012  Co supervision: Assessment of body composition and micronutrient status of out of school adolescent girls. PhD awarded in 2012, University of Colombo 

2015 Principal Supervisor: Vitamin A and iron status of national level athletes. MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology awarded. 

2013 Principal Supervisor: Hydration status in athletes: urine osmolality and specific gravity. MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology awarded.

2013 Principal Supervisor: Chemical nutrient analysis and cafeteria food consumption patterns. MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology awarded.  

2013 Principal Supervisor: Chemical analysis of Sodium and Potassium content of fruits and vegetables. MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology awarded.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

VP Wickramasinghe, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Thoradeniya T, Mendis D and Dinesha T. Association of iron and vitamin A status with birth weight and anaemia among 6 month old infants in an urban population of Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (in press).

 

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, de Lanerolle-Dias M, Atukorala S, Lanerolle P. A field tool for prediction of body fat in Sri Lankan women: skinfold thickness equation. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 2016 Sep 30;35(1):31.

 

de Lanerolle-Dias, M., Lanerolle, P., Atukorala, S. and de Silva, A. Urbanisation, dietary patterns and body composition changes in adolescent girls: a descriptive cross sectional study.  BMC  Nutrition, 2015  1(1), 1.

 

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, de Lanerolle-Dias M, Wickremasinghe R, Atukorala S,  Somasundaram N, Lanerolle P. Lifestyle patterns and dysglycaemic risk in urban Sri Lankan women. British Journal of Nutrition, 2014  doi:10.1017/S0007114514001676

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Lanerolle P,  de Lanerolle-Dias M, Atukorala S. Body composition in urban South Asian women; development of a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis prediction equation. Annals of Human Biology 2013;40(4):360-7. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2013.787120. .

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremesinghe R, Somasunderam N, Atukorala S. 

Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in Asians: time to review current recommendations?

PLOS          ONE     Published:March05,2013.      DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.           0058328. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/.

Lanerolle P, Thoradeniya T, de Silva A.  Food models for portion size estimation of Asian foods. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2013; 26(4):380-6. doi:10.1111/jhn.12063. 

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Enhancing the accuracy of bioimpedence analysis in assessing total body water. Int. J. of Body Comp Research 2012;10(1):29-34.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Assessment of adiposity by Bio Impedence Analysis; developing a population specific equation for Sri Lankan adolescents. Sri

Lanka J of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2012;2(1): 3-10

de Lanerolle-Dias M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Atukorala S. Micronutrient status of female adolescent school dropouts. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2012;57:74-78.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P,  Arambepola C,  Atukorala S. Body fat assessment in Sri Lankan adolescent girls; development of a simple field tool. Annals of Human Biology 2011;38(3):330-336.  

Thoradeniya T, de Silva A, Arambepola C, Atukorala S, Lanerolle P. Portion size estimation aids for Asian foods. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics  2012;25(5):497-504.

 de Silva A,  Samarasinghe Y,  Senanayake D, Lanerolle P. Dietary Supplement Intake in National Level Sri Lankan Athletes. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercice Metabolism 2010;20(1):15-20.   

Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Nutrition education improves serum retinol concentration among adolescent school girls. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2006;12(1):1-5.

Lanerolle P Atukorala S de silva G, Samarasinghe S, Dharmawardene L. Evaluation of  nutrition education for improving iron status in combination with daily iron supplementation. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2000;21(3):259-269.

Lanerolle P Atukorala S. Iron and vitamin A status of adolescent school girls in an urban and rural area of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 1998;41(2):35-45.

Atukorala S Lanerolle P. Soil transmitted helminthic infection and its effects on nutritional status of adolescent school girls of low socioeconomic status in Sri Lanka. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. 1999;45:18-22

Atukorala S Lanerolle P. Serum folic acid levels of adolescent school girls in a rural area. Ceylon Medical Journal 1998;43(4):238-9 (letter).

 

CME ARTICLE (REVIEW)

de Silva and Lanerolle P. Nutraceuticals; Concepts and Controversies.  Ceylon Medical Journal  2011; 56: 171-173.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO BOOKS

Co author of the chapter on nutrition in the elderly in “Food based dietary guidelines for Sri

Lankans”. Publication of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. 2011. ISBN: 978-955-0505-13-5

Co author of the chapter on nutrition in the elderly in Sinhala translation of the“Food based dietary guidelines for Sri Lankans”. Publication of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

2011. ISBN: 978-955-0505-18-0

Technical working group for the Sinhala publication on guidance for the public in relation to food based dietary guidelines. Publication of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. 2011. ISBN : 978-955-0505-05-0

 

TECHNICAL:COMMISSIONED REPORTS FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

2014 World Health Organization report.  Salt intake and reduction strategies across the South East Asia Region. A. de Silva A, P Lanerolle, D. Fernando,. T. Thoradeniya , M. de Lanerolle – Dias. 

2011 Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Sri Lanka. – Wheat flour report; flour extraction rates to be adopted in Sri Lanka. P Lanerolle and A de Silva.

2011 World Bank : Comments on: draft modules for Capacity Strengthening in Nutrition - South and South East Asia Region by the world bank. A de Silva and P Lanerolle 

2009 International Development and Research Center, Canada and RUAF Foundation – Effects of the global financial crisis on the food security of poor urban households: CASE STUDY, COLOMBO. SRI LANKA; Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and RUAF Foundation. S. Atukorala, P Lanerolle, A de Silva.

2008 World Health Organisation Country Office - Literature Review: Contemporary trends in research: infant and young child feeding practices in Sri Lanka. A de Silva, P Lanerolle.

             

COMMUNICATIONS WITH PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS  

Waidyatilaka I, Lanerolle P., Wickremasinghe R, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Effectiveness of a culturally appropriate lifestyle modification programme in reversing prediabetes in urban Sri Lankan women. 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition, Yokohama, Japan. 2015. Published in proceedings. pp127. 

Wickramasinghe VP, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Thoradeniya T, Rabindrakumar MSK, Mendis  D, Dinesha T. Prevalence of low iron stores among predominantly breastfed, sixmonth-old infants in an Urban Area of Sri Lanka. 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Clinical Nutrition. 2015. Published in Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 2015. Pps155.

Wickramasinghe VP, Lanerolle P, Thoradeniya T, Arambepola C,  Dinesha T,. Rabindrakumar MSK. Growth during 6-9 months of age and effects of vitamin A and iron supplementation in an urban cohort of Sri Lankan children. International symposium on understanding moderate malnutrition in children for effective interventions. 2014, Vienna. Published in proceedings. 2014. P41.

Waidyatilaka I, Lanerolle P., Wickremasinghe R, Atukorala S, Somasundaram S.,  de Silva A. Evidence for a need to review current recommendations: sedentary behaviour and physical activity in urban South Asian women. International Congress of Nutrition Spain 2013.  Ann. Nutr.Metab. 2013;63(suppl1):881.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Adolescent Dietary Patterns: Tradition or convenience. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada (Spain), 2013.

Lanerolle P, de Silva A, Thoradeniya T, de Lanerolle-Dias M, Atukorala S. Improving quality of life of women in Sri Lanka through nutrition education; Proceedings of the Inaugural General Assembly of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) International symposium on Improving the Quality of Life Through Science, 2012 Abs p. 24

Wickramasinghe VP, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Thoradeniya T, Mendis D, Dinesha T,

Rabindrakumar MSK. (2013) High prevalence of anemia in six month old infants in Sri Lanka. CAPGAN 2013.

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Wickremasinghe R, Atukorala S, Somasundaram N, & Lanerolle P.

(2013, ). Biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk are associated with poor lifestyle practices in

urban Sri Lankan women.  Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (vol. 63, pp. 231-231). allschwilerstrasse 10, ch-4009 basel, switzerland: karger.

Dahanayke RP, de Silva A, Kumarasiri MAHP and Lanerolle P. Hydration assessment; feasible options for athletes. 3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP -3). Colombo, Sri Lanka .p 126. 2012.

de Lanerolle M, Lanerolle P, de Silva A, Andrahennadi T, Atukorala S. A hattori chart analysis of body mass index in adolescent girls; Proceedings of the South Asian Association of Physiologist 2012 conference Sri Lanka. Published in the conference proceedings

de Lanerolle M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Andrahennadi T, Atukorala S. Body composition: comparison of two assessment methods; Proceedings of the South Asian Association of Physiologist 2012 conference Sri Lanka. Published in the conference proceedings

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremasinghe R, Somasundaram N, Atukorala S. Comparison of body fat and blood pressure in urban adult women. 44th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2012. Published in proceedings - OP 37-3 Page 110.

Bandaranayake D, Lanerolle P, Thoradeniya T and Ekanayake S. Cafeteria foods in a Sri Lankan university: consumption and quality. Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. Colombo, Sri Lankan. 13-18 October 2012. P 231.

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremasinghe R, Somasundaram N, Atukorala S. Cardiometabolic risk factors among women with elevated systolic blood pressure.3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3) Colombo, Sri Lanka 2012. Published in the proceedings - OP 11 Page 70.

Waidyatilaka I, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremesinghe R, Somasunderam N, Atukorala S. Knowledge attitudes and practices regarding diabetes in an urban female population in Sri Lanka. XI Asian Congress of Nutrition, Singapore July, 2011.

Waidyatilaka I, de Lanerolle M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P,Andrahennadi T,Atukorala S. Body composition: comparison of two assessment methods; Proceedings of the South Asian Association of Physiologists 2012 conference Sri Lanka. Published in the proceedings

de Silva A and Lanerolle P. Improving infant and young child feeding practices in Sri Lanka: future directions for program oriented research. International Congress of Nutrition, October 2009, Thailand. Published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009.

Senanayake C, Arambepola C, de Silva A, Lanerolle P. Association between birth weight, weight gain during infancy and body mass index among adolescents in urban Sri Lanka.  National Conferences on Obesity and Health, Birmingham , UK. 2009. Published in proceedings 2009.

Arambepola C, Senanayake C, de Silva A, Lanerolle P . Do physical activity and food consumption patterns associate with  body fat among adolescents in Sri Lanka? 41st APACPH conference, Taiwan. 2009. Published in proceedings. 2009 p 49.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Atukorala S. Assessment of percentage fat mass by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in adolescent girls: Is the use of standard cutoffs appropriate for Sri Lanka ?. International Congress of Nutrition, October 2009, Thailand. Published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. BMI & body weight perception: the need to create awareness. International Congress of Nutrition, October 2009, Thailand. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, de Silva A, Arambepola C, Atukorala S. Identifying the Preferred Nutrition Education Methods to be Included in a Nutritional Education Package for Out-Of School Adolescent Girls in Sri Lanka. International Congress of Nutrition, October 2009, Thailand. Published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, de Silva A, Atukorala S; Qualitative Evaluation of Food Habits and Perceived Constraints in Practicing Good Nutrition, Among

Out-Of School Adolescent Girls in an Urban and a Rural Setting in Sri Lanka.  Micronutrients, Health and Development: Evidence based Programs (2009) Pp. 143, Abs. F79. 2nd International meeting of the Micronutrient Forum, Beijing China.

Thoradeniya T, Arambepola C, Ranawake RAAN, Sarath BAP, A de Silva, SMT Jayasena, S Atukorala, P Lanerolle. Digital Photographs and 2-dimensional Drawings to Aid Portion Size Estimation in Sri Lankan Children: Development and Validation., 10th European Nutrition

Conference, July 2007, Paris, France, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2007;51(suppl 1):131. Abs. No. P 106.

P Lanerolle, T Thoradeniya, SMT Jayasena, A de Silva, S Atukorala, C Arambepola. Development and validation of food models to aid portion size assessment in the Sri Lankan adolescent diet. 10th European Nutrition Conference, July 2007, Paris, France, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2007;51(suppl 1):306. Ab. No. P576.

Pathiraja TN, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Zinc intake among a selected group of female undergraduates in Sri Lanka. International society for trace element research in humans conference 2004 Bankok Thailand. Journal of Trace Elements in Experimental Medicine 2004;14:181.

Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Is nutrition education effective in improving vitamin A and iron status of adolescent school girls? The XIX International Vitamin A Consultative Group meeting, Durban South Africa 1999.

Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Daily iron supplementation of adolescent girls in Sri Lanka – A study on compliance and effectiveness. The International Nutritional Anaemia Consultative Group, Durban South Africa, 1999.

Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Impact of nutrition education alone or together with supplementation on the iron status of adolescent girls in Sri Lanka. 16th International Congress of Nutrition , Montreal, Canada,1997.

Lanerolle P,Atukorala S de Silva G, Samarasinghe S. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the impact of nutrition education on vitamin A status. The XVII International Vitamin A Consultative Group meeting Guatamala 1996.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES (PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS)

Peiris A., Lanerolle P., de Silva P.A. Iron status, Vitamin A status, total energy intake and associated factors among female field hockey players. Annual Scienctific Sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka. 2016.

Waidyatilaka I., de Silva A., Lanerolle P., Wickremasinghe R., Atukorala S. Effectiveness of a lifestyle modification programme in reducing cardiometabolic risk markers in urban Sri Lankan women with pre-diabetes. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Colombo. 2015.  Pp132.

Dahanayake RP, Lanerolle P, Kumarasiri MAHP, Ekanayake GLK and de Silva A. Validation of a laboraroty method for hydration assessment in athletes. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 69th Annual Sessions. 2013.

Wickramasinghe VP, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Thoradeniya T, Mendis D, Dinesha T. Exclusive breast feeding: are we achieving the intended? The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 16th Annual Scientific congress. Published in proceedings. 2013 .

Wickramasinghe VP, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Thoradeniya T,  Dinesha T,. Rabindrakumar MSK. Effects of three month iron supplementation on iron status of infants in an urban area of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 17th Annual Scientific congress. Published in proceedings 2014.

Dinesha T, Thoradeniya T, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Rabindrakumar MSK, Wickramasinghe VP. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka. Annual Academic Sessions 2014. Published in proceedings. 2014 p26.

de Lanerolle-Dias M, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Percentage body fat cut-off for Sri Lankan adolescent girls. Proceedings of the 126th anniversary sessions Sri Lanka Medical Association; The Ceylon Medical Journal Suppl. 2013. 

Waidyatilaka PHIU, Lanerolle P,de Lanerolle-Dias M, Atukorala S, de Silva A. Development of a bioelectrical impedance analysis prediction equation to assess body composition in urban Sri Lankan women. Annual Academic Sessions of Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka 2013. Published in the proceedings - Page 18.

Waidyatilaka PHIU, de Silva A, de Lanerolle-Dias M, Atukorala S, Lanerolle P. Development of a bioelectrical impedance analysis prediction equation to assess body composition in urban Sri Lankan women. Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka Annual Academic Sessions. 2013.pp.18.

Waidyatilaka PHIU, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremasinghe R, Somasundaram N, Atukorala S. Contribution of physical activity and sedentary behaviour to glycaemic status in urban women. Sri Lanka Medical Association.  125th Anniversary International Medical Congress. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Published in 2012: Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57 (S1); 17.

Dahanayake RP, Lanerolle P, Kumarasiri MAHP, Ekanayake GLK and de Silva A. Assessment of hydration status of selected National level athletes. Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012;57(1).p120

Waidyatilaka PHIU, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Wickremasinghe R, Somasundaram N, Atukorala S. Measures of body fat in diabetic and non-diabetic females. 2011: Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2011: 56 (S1); 15.

Waidyatilaka PHIU, Lanerolle P, de Silva A, Wickremasinghe R, Somasundaram N, Atukorala S. Nutrition, lifestyle and Type 2 diabetes mellitus: knowledge attitudes and practices in urban women.  Annual Academic Sessions of Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka 2012. Published in the proceedings - OP7, Page 19.

Lanerolle P, de Silva A, Atukorala S. Global food crisis: coping strategies and nutritional status of children in vulnerable urban households in Colombo. Abstract No: 54 Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Scientific sessions. Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal  June 2011.

Thoradeniya T, de Silva A, Arambepola C, Atukorala S, Lanerolle P. Portion size estimation aids for dietary recall and dietary intervention in adolescents. Abstract No: 45. Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Scientific sessions. Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal June 2011.

Samarasinghe P, Lanerolle P, Atukorale S, de Silva A. Dietary diversity of children in Urban slums of Colombo 2010 Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal June 2010.

de Lanerolle MS, Lanerolle P , de Silva A, Andrahennadi TP, Atukorala S. Nutritional problems of adolescent female school leavers. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55 (1) 61, Abs. PP21.

123rd Annual Scientific sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association. 

de Lanerolle-Dias M, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Atukorala S. Use of Fourier-Transformed Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to determine percentage fat mass and thereby derive a skin fold thickness prediction equation for Sri Lankan adolescent girls. Annual academic sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka, January 2010.

de Lanerolle MS, de Silva A, Lanerolle P, Arambepola C, Atukorala S. Anaemia and low serum folate: a concern among out-of school adolescent girls. Published in the The Ceylon Medical Journal (2009); Vol.  54 No. 1 pp. 20, Abs. OP13. SLMA 122nd Annual Scientific sessions 2009. 

Samarasinghe Y, Senanayake D, Lanerolle P, de Silva A. Dietary supplement practices in national level Sri Lankan athletes. Sri Lanka Medical Assiciation 120th Annual SLMA Sessions, March 2007. 

Lanerolle P Atukorala S, de Silve G, Samarasinghe S, Dharmawardene L. Impact of nutrition education and iron supplementation on the iron and vitamin A status of adolescent school girls of low socioeconomic status.51st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1995.

 

EDITORIAL WORK AND REVIEWER 

2014/5             European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (SCI-main. Monthly)

2012                International Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (SCI –main. Monthly)

2014                Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (SCI – Monthly)

2014/15           Biomedical and Environmental Sciences (Quarterly)

2010                Ceylon Medical Journal (monthly)

2013-2016       Editor, Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS –FACULTY OF MEDICINE

2002-2007       Convenor Nutrition Module 

2010  -2013      Chairperson Nutrition Module 

2013-2015       Chairperson Basic Sciences Stream 

2010-2013       Convenor Basic Sciences Stream 

2002-2013       Applied Sciences Stream Committee

2013-2015       Curriculum Implementation Committee

2010-2015       Curriculum Development and Evaluation Committee 

2013 – 2015    Behavioural Sciences Stream Committee

2015 to date Admissions Committee

2015 to date  Scholarships and Awards Committee

2009 to date Certificate Course in Human Nutrition and Dietetics academic committee

 

OTHER 

1986-1995       Member Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka

1992                Member of the University of Southampton Choral Society 

1989                Member University of Southampton Orchestra

1987                Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music London: Pianoforte

1986                Rupert Wagn Memorial prize: highest all island mark in Grade 8 Violin (RSM London)