Personal Information        
Name : Nilanthi Senanayake
Designation : Senior Lecturer
Gender : Female 
Civil Status : Married 

Academic Record

  • MBBS (Peradeniya) 1999
  • Diploma in Medical Microbiology 2007
  • MD in Medical Microbiology 2012

Professional achievements and activities

  • Senior lecturer                 April 2018 to date
  • Medical officer                 2001 - 2005 ICU- Neuro Surgical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL Colombo)
  • Intern Medical Officer       2000 - 2001 - Base Hospital, Homagama

Diploma in Medical Microbiology

Duration             Training                                           Institution/Supervising Consultant 

2005-2007           Diploma in Medical Microbiology          Medical Research Institute

Post Diploma Training – as a Registrar in Medical Microbiology

2008-2009                   Bench Training              Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya

                                  Bacteriology                  Medical Research Institute, Colombo                                                                                                                       Teaching Hospital, Kandy                             

2008-2009                  Virology                        Medical Research Institute

                                  Mycology                      STD & AIDS Control Programme

                                  STD/AIDS                     Chest Hospital, Walisara

                                  Immunology                 Epidemiology Unit, Colombo

                                  Respiratory Medicine

                                  Epidemiology

                                  Food & water bacteriology                                                                                         

2009                           Work on Dissertation

MD Dissertation on Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from patients at Teaching Hospitals, Kandy and Peradeniyaunder supervision of Professor Tehvanesam, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.

 2009                            Antibiotic Workshop - Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

                                    Infection Control Workshop - Medical Research Institute, Colombo

2009-2012                     Clinical Appointments            Cancer Institute, Maharagama

                                                                               Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo

                                                                               Teaching Hospital, Kandy

                                                                               Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya       

Post MD Training – as a Senior Registrar in Medical Microbiology

                                                                            

2012                 Clinical Appointments                     Colombo South Teaching Hospital                                                                                                                                   Teaching Hospital Peradeniya

                                                                            Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children

2013-2014         Lecturer in Microbiology                  Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

                                                                            General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University  

2015                 Overseas training in Microbiology      Department of Laboratory Medicine,

                                                                             Tan Tock Seng Hospital,  Singapore

                                                                             Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate

                                                                             Institute for Medical  Sciences, Lucknow, India

2016 March to 2018 April                                         Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

                                                                             Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

                                                                             General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

PUBLICATIONS 

  1. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri P. The incidence of wound infection following major cardiac surgery in patients undergoing decolonization of Staphylococcus aureusThe Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2007;25(1):7-10.
  2.  Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri NS. Analysis of causative agents of urinary tract infections in children and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern: A Hospital based study The Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2015;44(4):197-201.
  3.  Senanayae NP, Thevanesam V, Karunanayake L. An outbreak of Pantoea agglomerans infection in the neonatal intensive care unit at Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016;45(1):32-33.
  4. Senanayake NP, Eriyaga NB, Thevenesam V. Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from Teaching Hospitals, Kandy and Peradeniya. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016;6(1):36-39.
  5. Senanayake NP, Karunanayake L. Outbreak of bloodstream infection with extended spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at a Teaching Hospital. The Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society 2014:34(3):230-232.

RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED AND PUBLISHED AS ABSTRACTS

  1. Senanayake NP, Eriyagama NB, Montgomory J, Gamage T, Inglis TJ, Thevanesam V. Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from patients at Teaching Hospitals, Kandy and Peradeniya. The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2010:14.

  2. Senanayake NP, Weerasuriya T, Lokuketagoda J, Attanayake A, Perepa SSL. Post- surgical outcome in children with posterior cranial fossa tumours. The joint scientific sessions of the British Association of Surgical Oncology and the Sri Lanka College of Surgeons 2005:67.

  3. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri P. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carrier state in patients awaiting cardiac surgery. The International Conference of SAARC Surgical Care Society and the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2009:115.

  4. Senanayake NP, Thevanesam V, Karunanayake L.  An outbreak of Pantoea species in aneonatal intensive care unit. 21st Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists and the International Conference on Infectious diseases. August 2012

  5. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri NS, Karunatillake AHTS, Basnayake S, Feroza MBF.Ranasinghe MACL Screening of children awaiting Alveolar Bone Graft (ABG) for the detection of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus. Joint International Meeting of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. August 2012  

  6. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri P. Inducible Clindamycin resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococci. The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2009:27.

  7. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri P. Satphylococcus aureus carrier state in patients awaiting cardiac surgery and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolates.  The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 2009:27.

  8. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri NS, Kumara WPRP. Identification of non lactose fermenting urinary isolates and reporting the antibiotic susceptibility pattern in a clinically effective manner. 21st Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists and the International Conference on Infectious diseases. August 2012.

  9. Senanayake NP, Karunanayake L. Outbreak of bloodstream infection with extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on Atimicrobial Agents and Rresistance. March 2013. Kuala lampur, Malaysia

  10. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri S, Manike W, Causative agents of urinary tract infections in children and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern: a hospital based study.  International Symposium on Atimicrobial Agents and Resistance. March 2013. Kuala lampur,Malaysia.

  11. Chaturanga LA, Senanayake NP, Pieris M, Galkatiya KB, Thevanesam V. A study of Prophylactic antibiotic use in surgery. Annual academic sessions of the Kandy society of Medicine. February 2013.

  12. Karunanayake L, Abeykoon M, Senanayake NP. Outbreak of bloodstream infection with extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing enterobacter cloacae in a neonatal unit at atertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on Atimicrobial Agents and resistance. March 2013. Kuala lampur, Malaysia.

  13. Senanayake NP, Tennegedara A, Weerakoon S, Chaturanda S, Thevenesam V.  Causative agents of urinary tract infections and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern at a tertiary care hospital. Annual academic sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine. Fefruary 2014.

  14. Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. Self-reported practices of hand hygiene among the medical students. 23rd Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of microbiologists. August 2014.

  15. Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. Knowledge of hand hygiene among medical students at the General Sir John Kotelawata Defence University. KDU International Research Conference August 2014.

  16. Senanayake NP, Tennegedara A, Thevenesam V. Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid samples at a tertiary care hospital. 5th Annual Conference and the Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology. October 2014.

  17. Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya. The knowledge of hand hygiene among military medical students before and after conducting a workshop on hand hygiene. 15th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Kuala Lampur Malaysia November 2014.

  18. Senanayake NP, Chandrasiri N, Francis V.  Causative agents of blood stream infections in clinically suspected dengue patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka. 15th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Kuala Lampur Malaysia November 2014.

  19. Sally FS, Abeygoonawardena H, Karunaratne HMS, Chandrasiri NS, Senanayake NP. Inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococci: should clinicians and microbiologists be concerned?. 10th International Research Conference. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. August 2017.

  20. Awos FS, Abeygoonawardena H, Karunaratne HMS, Chandrasiri NS, Senanayake NP. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of staphylococcus aureus at a Tertiary Care Hospital. 10th International Research Conference. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. August 2017.

  21. Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. Knowledge relating to use of antibiotics at a University in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and resistance (ISAAR). Busan, South Korea, September 2017.

  22. Senanayake NP, Malliwadu NC, Gangoda EWWMSB, Ariyaratne MN. Knowledge, Attitude / Practices of Hand / Food Hygiene and observation of hand washing practices among food handlers at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and resistance (ISAAR). Busan, South Korea, September 2017.

  23. Senanayake NP, Sally FS, Awos FS, Abeygoonawardena H, Karunaratne HMS, Chandrasiri NS. Minimum inhibitory concentration of vancomycin to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from different clinical samples at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and resistance (ISAAR). Busan, South Korea, September 2017.

MD DISSERTATION

  • Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from patients at Teaching Hospitals, Kandy and Peradeniya. 

Workshops attended as Resource Person

  1. The workshop on “Update on Microbiology” (March - 2012 organized by Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists)

  2. Workshop on “In service Refresher Training for Public Health Laboratory Technicians working in the National Reference Laboratory and Peripheral STD clinic Laboratories” (July – 2012 organized by the National STD/AIDS Control Programme)

  3. Workshop on Critical Care – Jointly organized by the Kandy Society of Medicine and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (3rd November 2012)

  4. The workshop on “Update on Microbiology” (May - 2013 organized by Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists)

  5. Workshop on “Hand hygiene” Organized by General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University for the Military Medical Students (September and October 2014)

Workshops attended as a Delegate

  1. Prevention of Hospital Associated Infections (organized by the infection control unit of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, 2007)
  2. Enhancing Research Competencies (organized by the Department of Public Health, University of Kelaniya, 2008)
  3. Workshop on Molecular Diagnosis of Bacterial Infectious Diseases (organized by the Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya, 2009)
  4. Annual Clinical Immunology Update (organized by the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2011)

CME

  • Case scenario at the CME activity organized by the Sri Lanka College Of Microbiologists

Teaching

  • Conducting lectures, Small Group Discussions, Laboratory classes Seminars for medical students at the Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Rathmalana and at the Faculty of medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • Infection Control lectures for nurses
  • Lectures for Medical Laboratory Technicians

Academic activities at the Faculty of Medicine, KDU

  • Coordinator for the CME Monthly Forum, Faculty of Medicine, KDU
  • Convenor of the PPD Committee, Faculty of Medicine, KDU 
  • Convener of the Committee for the appointment of Academic and Student Counsellors, Faculty of Medicine, KDU 
  • Chairperson of the Kitchen and Dietary Services Committee of the University Hospital, KDU
  • Secretary of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University – Mayo Clinic USA Joint International Conference
  • Academic advisor – PGIM – Microbiology post graduate trainees
  • Supervisor of undergraduate research projects

Experience as an examiner 

  • End semester examination conducted by the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences 
  • Examiner for Medical Laboratory Technicians 
  • Examiner for the practical examination in Microbiology for medical students

Investigation of outbreaks

  • Outbreak of bloodstream infection with extended-spectrum ß -lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit at Teaching Hospital Kandy - An outbreak of Blood Stream Infection in the NICU was investigated during the period December 2009 to February 2010
  • An outbreak of Pantoea species in a neonatal intensive care unit- An outbreak of Blood Stream Infection at the NICU was investigated during the period 5th to 30th March 2010.
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