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Dr. Udari Apsara Liyanage
M.B.B.S. (Colombo), MD (Radiology. Colombo), FRCR (UK.),CTHE
Senior Lecturer,

Biography

Dr. Udari Liyanage is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Anatomy University of Colombo. She is a SEDA accreditated teacher in higher education teaching Human anatomy, Radiological anatomy and Radiology for the undergraduate and post graduate students at the University of Colombo. She is the current convenor of the Basic Sciences Stream of the MBBS Curriculum at the university of Colombo. Dr. Liyanage is also a Consultant Radiologist working with a special interest in Breast imaging.  As a radiologist she has also work done with publication in forensic age estimation in international grounds at the antipiracy trials of the supreme court of Seychelles. Dr. Liyanage was the secretary of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists for the year 2013/2014 and an assistant editor of the Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology.

Positions 

 

 

Position

Address

From

To

 Senior Lecturer

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

October 2014

 Up to date

Probationary lecturer

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

April  2013  October 2014
Senior Registrar in Radiology Base Hospital Kaluthara, Sept 2012  April 2013
Clinical Attaché in Radiology New Castle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK -  March 2012  Sept 2012
Clinical Attaché in Radiology University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK  Sept. 2011  March 2012
Senior Registrar in Radiology National Hospital of Sri Lanka        Dec 2010               Sept 2011

Registrar in Radiology, 

National Hospital of Sri Lanka        Dec 2007                Dec 2010
First year PG trainee in Radiology,            

National Hospital of Sri Lanka - 

 Sept.2006  Dec 2007
Medical Officer Preliminary Care Unit, BH Homagama      Nov. 2004    Sept. 2006

Relief House Officer- Paediatric Surgery

Lady Ridgeway Hospital For Children     Feb. 2004     Nov. 2004

Intern Medical Officer -Paediatrics

Lady Ridgeway Hospital For Children       

 Aug. 2003       Feb.  2004
Intern Medical Officer- GYN and OBS.

Castle Street Hospital for Women        

 Feb. 2003       Aug. 2003
Temporary demonstrator

Department of Paediatrics, University of Sri Jayawardenapura 

 March 2002

 January 2003

Education & Training

 

Degrees, Diplomas etc.

Date Conferred

Results(give Class or Grade)

M.B.B.S.- University of Colombo

 January 2002  Second Class –Upper Divsion Honours
MD ( Radiology )-University of Colombo  2010  
CTHE (Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education) -University of Colombo 2014  SEDA Accreditation as a teacher in Higher Education(UK)– 2014

Post graduate training in Radiology (Local training) - at National hospital Sri Lanka

2006-2011  Medical Board certification as a Specialist in Radiology, PGIM, Colombo. Dec .2011

Post graduate training in Radiology (Overseas training) -at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust & New Castle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

 2011-2012  Medical Board certification as a Specialist in Radiology, PGIM, Colombo. Dec .2011 

Capacity development on Blended learning – in support of UNESCO blended learning project

 2017

Honors, Awards and Grants

 

 

Honors

 

Awards 

 

  1. The Wilson Peiris Award; 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress, of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2017. Wijewickrama ES, Liyanage UA, Samaranayake D, Mythily S, De Abrew K, Wijesuriya M. Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in parents of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative study
  2. Best scientific Paper; Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists, 2015. De Abrew K; Liyanage U; Wijewickrama ES; Liyanage CK; Mahathanthila D; Dharmawansa AJ; Jeyerajesingham S; Gunawardena N; Warapitiya DS; Wijayabandara MDMS; Kempitiya BCTANWMRCS; Aravithan A; Jayasekara LMDT. Assessment of distance from skin surface to muscle to evaluate the risk of intramuscular insulin injection at potential insulin injection sites among Sri Lankan adults.
  3. Best Free Paper (oral presentations) -13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014Liyanage UA,, Gunawardena SA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA. Use of CT clavicle as a tool in forensic age estimation: recent experience in an East African population. 
  4. Best Poster Presentation -13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014Kaviratna M, Liyanage UA, Rabel PR, Silva MBS, Katugampola A. Analysis of urgent CT scan of head at general hospital Kalutara: 
  5. Second Best Poster Presentation -10th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2011Jenil A, Liyanage UA, Wijeawardena AN. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatoma.

 

Grants

 

Research with abstracts

 

  1. Wijewickrama ES, Liyanage UA, Samaranayake D, Mythily S, De Abrew K, Wijesuriya M. Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in parents of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative study130th Anniversary International Medical Congress, of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2017.
  2. Wijewickrama ES, Liyanage UA, Samaranayake D, Mythily S, De Abrew K, Wijesuriya M. Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in a group of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative study Endocrine Congress- Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists in Collaboration With South Asian Federation Of Endocrine Societies, August 2016.
  3. De Abrew K; Liyanage U; Wijewickrama ES; Liyanage CK; Mahathanthila D; Dharmawansa AJ; Jeyerajesingham S; unawardena N; Warapitiya DS; Wijayabandara MDMS; Kempitiya BCTANWMRCS; Aravithan A; Jayasekara LMDT. Assessment of distance from skin surface to muscle to evaluate the risk of intramuscular insulin injection at potential insulin injection sites among Sri Lankan adults.Awarded Best scientific Paper - Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists 2015.
  4. Gunawardena SA, Liyanage UA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA Forensic Age Estimation Project Using Multifactorial Methods Conducted in a Group of East African Detainees.Annual Scientific Session of Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka, October 2015
  5. Weeratna JB, Gunawardena SA, Mendis NDNA, Liyanage UA. “ Dental Age Assessment on Development of Mandibular Third Molars in Multifactoral Forensic Age Assessment: Recent Experience in a Group of East African Population.”23rd Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, Dubai, 19-21, January 2015
  6. Gunawardena SA, Liyanage UA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA. Application of a Multifactorial Forensic Age Estimation Method in a Group of East African Detainees.
  7. World Forensic Festival; October 2014, Soul, Korea. A joint International conference of IAFS (International Association of Forensic Scientists), APMLA (Asia Pacific Medico Legal Association) and ANzFS(Australian and New Zealand Forensic Scientists).
  8. Liyanage UA,, Gunawardena SA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA.Use of CT clavicle as a tool in forensic age estimation: recent experience in an East African population. 
  9. Awarded Best Free Paper (oral presentation) -13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  10. Kaviratna M, Liyanage UA, Senanayake G, Rabel PR, .Sandakelum R, Krishani MDA. Patterns of diffuse lung disease detected on HRCT chest at radiology unit general hospital Kalutara. 
  11. 13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  12. Kaviratna M, Liyanage UA, Rabel PR, Silva MBS, Katugampola A. Analysis of urgent CT scan of head at general hospital Kalutara: 
  13. Awarded Best Free Paper (poster presentation)13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  14. Wanigasekera TD, Liyanage UA, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekera RW. A study of Skeletal Dysplasia in a cohort of Sri Lankan Patients.
  15. Annual Research Symposium 2014, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. November 2014.
  16. Jenil A, Liyanage UA, Wijeawardena AN. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatoma. 
  17. Awarded Second Best Free Paper(poster) -10th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2011
  18. Liyanage UA, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekera RW Liyanage UA, Salgado MNAY, Gooneratne INA, Rajapakse T, Pathirana K. Validity of Ultrasonography in Diagnosis of Intestinal Malrotation in Children.
  19. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  20. Liyanage UA, Rajapakse T, Somaratne SC, Gunaratne PS. An Unusual Manifestation of Amiodarone Toxicity: Lung Mass Mimicking a Lung Carcinoma. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  21. Liyanage UA, Goonaratne INA. Bronchogenic Cyst: Review of radiological features of 3 cases. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic of sessions the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  22. Liyanage UA, Pathirana K. Situs ambiguous and polysplenia in a patient with cyanotic congenital heart disease. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  23. Liyanage UA, Pathirana K.Tuberculosis of the spine: a case report. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  24. Somarathne SC, Liyanage UA, Rajapakse T, Gunarathne PS. Peripheral polyneuropathy, a rare toxic manifetatio of Amiodarone ; A case report. 3rd Annual Academic Sessions of Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, November 2009.
  25. D K Samarage, J Kudalugodaarachchi, U A Liyanage. Audit of patients presenting with prolonged convulsions. 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Sri Lanka College Of Paediatricians and 2nd Congress Paediatric Association of SARRC Countries 2003.
  26. D K Samarage, J Kudalugodaarachchi, U A Liyanage. Audit of patients presenting with prolonged convulsions WONCA - Middle East & South Asian Region Conference, 2002.

 

Research Interests

 

Breast imaging

Forensic age estimation:

Appointments

 

 

 

Appointments

 

  • Convenor Basic Sciences Stream - MBBS curriculum, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo                                                                           - January 2016 up to date
  • Chairperson Musculoskeletal Module for the Applied Sciences Stream - MBBS Curriculum,  Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - April 2016 up to date
  • Convenor, Musculoskeletal Module for the Applied Sciences Stream - MBBS Curriculum,  Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - 2013 -2016
  • Convenor and  BScS representative, advisory committee of Fall back scheme                  -2016 up to date
  • Member of Board of study   in Radiology, PGIM (2016)
  • MSc in Medical Physics (coordinator for anatomy subject)
  • Member of research committee for MD radiology , PGIM - 2017
  • SLCR representative for the national advisory committee prevention and control of cancer         -2016/2017
  • MSc in Medical Physics –coordinator for anatomy 

Memberships

 

  • Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists, UK
  • Life Member – Sri Lanka college of Radiologists
  • Life Member - Anatomical Society of Sri Lanka

Undergraduate

 

Postgraduate

 

Projects

Forensic Age Estimation for the anti piracy trials for supreme court of Seychelles. March, 2014-June 2015.

Funded by the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drug and Crime)

Publications

 

 

Books/Book Chapter 

 

Conference Paper 

 

  1. Wijewickrama ES, Liyanage UA, Samaranayake D, Mythily S, De Abrew K, Wijesuriya M. Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in parents of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative study130th Anniversary International Medical Congress, of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2017.
  2. Wijewickrama ES, Liyanage UA, Samaranayake D, Mythily S, De Abrew K, Wijesuriya M. Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in a group of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative studyEndocrine Congress- Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists in Collaboration With South Asian Federation Of Endocrine Societies, August 2016.
  3. De Abrew K; Liyanage U; Wijewickrama ES; Liyanage CK; Mahathanthila D; Dharmawansa AJ; Jeyerajesingham S; unawardena N; Warapitiya DS; Wijayabandara MDMS; Kempitiya BCTANWMRCS; Aravithan A; Jayasekara LMDT. Assessment of distance from skin surface to muscle to evaluate the risk of intramuscular insulin injection at potential insulin injection sites among Sri Lankan adults.Awarded Best scientific Paper - Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists 2015.
  4. Gunawardena SA, Liyanage UA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA Forensic Age Estimation Project Using Multifactorial Methods Conducted in a Group of East African Detainees.Annual Scientific Session of Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka, October 2015
  5. Weeratna JB, Gunawardena SA, Mendis NDNA, Liyanage UA. “ Dental Age Assessment on Development of Mandibular Third Molars in Multifactoral Forensic Age Assessment: Recent Experience in a Group of East African Population.”23rd Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, Dubai, 19-21, January 2015
  6. Gunawardena SA, Liyanage UA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA. Application of a Multifactorial Forensic Age Estimation Method in a Group of East African Detainees.World Forensic Festival; October 2014, Soul, Korea. A joint International conference of IAFS (International Association of Forensic Scientists), APMLA (Asia Pacific Medico Legal Association) and ANzFS(Australian and New Zealand Forensic Scientists).
  7. Liyanage UA,, Gunawardena SA, Weeratne BJ, Mendis NDNA.Use of CT clavicle as a tool in forensic age estimation: recent experience in an East African population. Awarded Best Free Paper (oral presentation) -13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  8. Kaviratna M, Liyanage UA, Senanayake G, Rabel PR, .Sandakelum R, Krishani MDA. Patterns of diffuse lung disease detected on HRCT chest at radiology unit general hospital Kalutara. 13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  9. Kaviratna M, Liyanage UA, Rabel PR, Silva MBS, Katugampola A. Analysis of urgent CT scan of head at general hospital Kalutara: Awarded Best Free Paper (poster presentation)13th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, 2014
  10. Wanigasekera TD, Liyanage UA, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekera RW. A study of Skeletal Dysplasia in a cohort of Sri Lankan Patients.Annual Research Symposium 2014, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. November 2014.
  11. Jenil A, Liyanage UA, Wijeawardena AN. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatoma. Awarded Second Best Free Paper(poster) -10th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2011
  12. Liyanage UA, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekera RW Liyanage UA, Salgado MNAY, Gooneratne INA, Rajapakse T, Pathirana K. Validity of Ultrasonography in Diagnosis of Intestinal Malrotation in Children.10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  13. Liyanage UA, Rajapakse T, Somaratne SC, Gunaratne PS. An Unusual Manifestation of Amiodarone Toxicity: Lung Mass Mimicking a Lung Carcinoma. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  14. Liyanage UA, Goonaratne INA. Bronchogenic Cyst: Review of radiological features of 3 cases. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic of sessions the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  15. Liyanage UA, Pathirana K. Situs ambiguous and polysplenia in a patient with cyanotic congenital heart disease. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  16. Liyanage UA, Pathirana K.Tuberculosis of the spine: a case report. 10th Congress of the Asian Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology and the 9th Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, August 2010
  17. Somarathne SC, Liyanage UA, Rajapakse T, Gunarathne PS. Peripheral polyneuropathy, a rare toxic manifetatio of Amiodarone ; A case report. 3rd Annual Academic Sessions of Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, November 2009.
  18. D K Samarage, J Kudalugodaarachchi, U A Liyanage. Audit of patients presenting with prolonged convulsions. 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Sri Lanka College Of Paediatricians and 2nd Congress Paediatric Association of SARRC Countries 2003.
  19. D K Samarage, J Kudalugodaarachchi, U A Liyanage. Audit of patients presenting with prolonged convulsions WONCA - Middle East & South Asian Region Conference, 2002.

 

Journal Paper 

 

  1. UA Liyanage, N Liyanarachchi. Radiological investigations: risks involved and patient preparation. The Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2017; 25(1): 7-13
  2. S.A. Gunawardena, U.A. Liyanage, J.B. Weeratna, N.D.N.A. Mendis, H.J.M. Perera, R.W. Jayasekara, R. Fernando. Forensic age estimation in anti-piracy trials in Seychelles: Experiences and challenges faced. Forensic Science international. January 2017; 270:278.e1-278.e7 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.11.010. Published online: Nov.14, 2016
  3. Liyanage, U.A., Evolving role of radiological imaging in early detection of breast cancer: beyond 2D mammography. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery.2016; 34(1):11–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v34i1.8226
  4. Liyanage, U.A., (2016). 2D mammography and breast cancer screening: a global and local perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 33(4), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v33i4.8197
  5. Liyanage UA , Dilakkumar S , Anton Jenil, Wijewardena AN. Radiofrequency ablation: a promising first line treatment modality for hepatocellular carcinoma. Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology; 2015; 2: 21-24
  6. Liyanage UA, Rajapakse T, Somaratne SC, Gunaratne PS. An unusual manifestation of amiodarone toxicity: lung mass mimicking a lung carcinoma. The Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011 Jun;56(2):74-6.
  7. Wanigasinghe J, Liyanage U A. An audit of treatment of convulsive status epilepticus. The Ceylon Medical Journal.2008; 53(3):110
  8. Lucus M N, Liyanage U A, Lokukankanamge L K U. A study of antibiotic usage in acute respiratory infections in children. Sri Lanka journal of child health.2001; 30:5-7.

 

Teaching Areas

 

 

Undergraduate

Anatomy

Radiology

Radiological anatomy

Postgraduate

 

Anatomy

Radiology

Radiological anatomy

Other

  

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MBBS
Pg Diploma In Anatomy
Pg Diploma In Reproductive Health

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