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1.Siriwardana, HVYD, Chandrawansa, PH, Sirimanna, G, Karunaweera, ND, 2012, Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a decade old story, Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2(2): 2-12

2.Siriwardana, HVYD, Thalagala, N, Karuanweera, ND, 2010 , Clinical and epidemiological studies on the cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) donovani in Sri Lanka, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 104(3):213–223

3.Siriwardana, HVYD, Noyes, H, Beeching, N, Chance,ML, Karunaweera, ND, Bates, PA, 2007 ,L.donovani and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(3):476-478

4.Rajapaksa, US , Ihalamulla, RL, Udagedera, C, Karunaweera, ND, 2007, Cutaneous leishmaniasis in southern Sri Lanka, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101(8):799-80

5.Ihalamulla, RL , Siriwardane, HVYD , Gamage, S, Perera, AJ, Karunaweera, ND, 2002, First successful in vitro culture of autochthonous leishmaniasis cases in Sri Lanka, The Ceylon Medical Journal,47(2):58.

6.Fernanado, SD, Siriwardana HVYD, Gunarathne, KARCW, Rajapaksha, LC,  Some sociological aspects  of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (leishmania) Donovani in patients attending a tertiary referral centre, International Health : 2: 69-74

7.Siriwardana HVYD, Noyes, HA, Beeching, NI, Chance, MI, Karunaweera, ND, Bates, PA, 2007, Leishmania  Donovani and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, Emerging Infectious Diseases :13(3): 476-78

8.Siriwardana HVYD, Udagedara, C, Karunaweera, ND, 2003, Study on clinical patterns, risk factors and efficacy of cryotherapy in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Medical Journal :48 (1): 10-12

9.Rajapaksha, US, Ihalamulla, RL, Karunaweera, ND, 2005, First report of mucosal tissue localization of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Medical Journal :50 (2): 90-91

10.Rathnayake, D, Ranawake, RR, Sirimanna,G, Siriwardana, HYPD, Karunaweera, ND, Silva, RD, 2010, . Co-infection of mucosal leishmaniasis and extra pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient with inherent immune deficiency. International Journal of Dermatology, 49(5):549-551

 

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1.Ihalamulla, RL, Rajapaksa, US, Siriwardena, HYPD, Chance, M, Karunaweera, ND, 2009, A simple, cost effective method for isolation and transportation of Leishmania parasites. Ceylon Medical Journal. 54(2):46-47
2.Ihalamulla, RL, Siriwardana, HYPD, Karunaweera, ND, 2008, Efficacies ofRPMI 1640 and M 199 media in the isolation of Leishmania from cutaneous lesions,Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 102(2):173-175. 

3.Ihalamulla, RL,Rajapaksa, U, Karunaweera, ND, 2006, Microculture for the isolation of Leishmania modified to increase efficacy: a follow-up to a previous study,Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology,100(1):87-9

4. Ihalamulla, RL, Rajapaksa, U, Karunaweera, ND, 2005, Microculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions -Sri Lankan experience,Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 99(6):571-5.

5.Karunaweera,  ND, Liyanage, CPG, Ihalamulla, RL, 2004, A simple device to maintain in vitro cultures of Leishmania in tropical countries, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98(5):315-317.


6.Karunaweera, ND, Pratlong, F,   Siriwardane, HYPD, Ihalamulla, RL, Dedet, JP, 2003, Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by Leishmania donovanizymodeme MON-37, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97(4):380-381

7.Ihalamulla RL Rajapaksa US Siriwardena HV Chance M Karunaweera ND ,2009, A simple, cost effective method for isolation and transportation of Leishmania parasites Ceylon Medical Journal.; 54 (2):46-7

8.Ihalamulla RL, Siriwardana HVYD, Karunaweera ND, 2008, Efficacy of RPMI 1640 and M 199 media in the isolation of Leishmania from cutaneous lesions. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology; 02(2):173-5 

9 .Karunaweera ND, Pratlong F, Siriwardana HVYD, Ihalamulla RL, Dedet JP,2003, Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by Leishmania donovanizymodeme MON- Transactions of the Royal Society of TropicalMedicine and Hygiene  97(4): 380-381.

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1. Samaranayake, TN, Fernando, SD, Dissanayake, VHW, 2010, A candidate gene study of susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka,Tropical Medicine and International Health,  15: 632-638.

2.Samaranayake, TN, Dissanayake, VHW, Fernando, SD, 2008,  Clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka- possible evidence for genetic susceptibility among the Sinhalese,Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 102 (5): 383-390

 


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1 Karunaweera, ND, Abeysinghe, R, Porter, C,  Dotson EM, 2009, Study on sandfly population in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in Sri Lanka, 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 38

2.Senanayake, SC, Karunaweera,  ND, Abeywickrama, W, 2008,Study on prevalence, distribution and behavioural aspects of the potential vector(s) of cutaneous leishmaniasis in selected areas of Sri Lanka,57th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(6):842. Abstract

3.Senanayake S A S C, ,Abeyewicreme W, Abeysinghe R R ,Dotson E M  Karunaweera N D,2011,  Phlebotomusargentipes possible vector of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of Annual  Research symposium, University of Colombo .p 220-22

4.Senanayake S A S C, Karunaweera N D, Abeyewicreme  W, 2006, Study on Phlebotomine Sandflies in selected areas of  Sri Lanka Presentation made at the 15th Annual sessions of  Sri Lanka College Of Microbiologist, September, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Sessions, p.16- 17                                                        

5.Senanayake S A S C, Karunaweera N D, Abeyewicreme  W,   Study on prevalence and distribution of potential vector in cutaneous leishmaniasis in selected areas of Sri Lanka, First International Conference on Infectious disease Dynamics (Epidemics1) – Asilomar, CA, USA Dec 01- 03 , 200

6.Senanayake S A S C, Karunaweera N D, Abeyewicreme  W,   Study on prevalence, distribution and behavioural aspects of potential vector in cutaneous leishmaniasis in selectedd areas of Sri Lanka , 57th Annual Conference ASTMH, Dec 07-10, 2008 , New Orleans, LA , USA 

 

       

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