Prof. N.D.Karunaweera

M.B.B.S.,Ph.D.(CMB, SL)

Department of Parasitology

Chair and Professor of Parasitology 

 

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 QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.B.B.S. - University of Colombo.
  • Ph.D        - Department of Parasitology, University of Colombo. 1993

APPOINTMENTS
University of Colombo

  • Member - University Senate
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases,  Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A.- 2006 August to Present
  • Senior Research Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.- 2005 August to 2006 August:  
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom-1993 July to June 1995

Memberships

  • Membership and Service in Expert Committees, Editorial and Review BoardsMember, Governance Committee,
  • Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Project (MalariaGEN), University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2010 onwards).
  • Member of National Committee on International Partnerships, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka (2011-2013).
  • Member, Committee on Health Sciences/Medicine, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka (2002 - 2005, 2008 onwards).
  • Member of the Technical Support Group, National Program for Malaria Control in Sri Lanka (2008 onwards).
  • Member of Technical Advisory Panel, National Program for Leishmaniasis Control in Sri Lanka (2008 onwards)
  • Member, Technical Advisory and Consultative Group, Dengue Vector Control in Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health (2009).
  • Member, Technical Consultative group on Parasitological Confirmation of Malaria Diagnosis, World Health Organization, Geneva. Switzerland. (2009).
  • Honorary consultant/advisor of the Strategic Research Steering Committee on Pathogenesis and Functional Genomics, World Health Organization, Geneva (1996 - 2007).
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Tropical Parasitology : http://www.tropicalparasitology.org/, 2010 onwards
  • Member, Editorial board, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2010 onwards

Teaching:

Undergraduate

Teaching of Medical Parasitology to undergraduate medical students

Post graduate

  • Teaching of Medical Parasitology and Research Methodology for postgraduate trainees who follow MD Parasitology,
  • Diploma and MD in Microbiology, Diploma and MD in Transfusion Medicine, Diploma in Family Medicine, Diploma and MSc in Molecular Medicine 

Consultations: 

  • Honorary Visiting Scientist, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A (2006 onwards).
  • Honorary Member, Governance Committee, Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Project (MalariaGEN), University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2010 onwards).

Awards and Distinctions including Research Grants

  • Collaborative Research Award (2007/2012) – National Institute of Health, United States of America - (USD 100,000)
  • National Research Council Award (2010/2013) – Grant No. 09-02 – (SL Rs. 4,138,840.00)
  • Global Challenge Award (2006/2009) – University of Oxford, United Kingdom - (USD 110,479)
  • Research Award, National Science Foundation – RG/SIDA/2003/M/01 - (SL Rs. 455,000)
  • Research Award, National Science Foundation – RG/SIDA/2002/M/01 - (SL Rs.333,000)
  • Research Award, National Science Foundation – RG/SIDA/2001/M/09 - (SL Rs.142,000)
  • Research Award, National Science Foundation – RG/2005/HS/07 - (SL Rs. 105,000)
  • Research Award, National Science Foundation – RG/2005/HS/08 - (SL Rs. 320,300)
  • Collaborative Research Award (2002/2003)- T.D.R., W.H.O. ID no: A20294 - (USD 70,000)
  • Research Development Award in Tropical Medicine, The Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom (1997-2000) - GBP 64,360)

 

  • Best oral presentation, Annual research symposium, University of Colombo (2015)
  • Best Poster Presentation, Annual academic sessions, Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists (2015)
  • Presidential Awards for Scientific Research (2007, 2008, 2009), January 2014.
  • National Apex Award for Professional Excellence (Health and Medical Sciences), Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka  (2013)
  • Travel Award, NIAID, National Institute of Health, USA (2013) to attend the ‘Fundamentals of Data Management Training’, NIAID, National Institute of Health. Durham, North Carolina, USA. 29th July to 2nd August 2013.
  • Presidential Awards for Science, Sri Lanka  (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Research Award (Health Sciences), National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. (2008)
  • ‘Zonta Woman of Achievement Award’ for Outstanding Recognition, Zonta Club of Colombo (2009)
  • 4 Awards in Recognition of Excellence in Research, University of Colombo (2008, 2004, 2002,  2000/2001)
  • K. Rajasuriya Award in Tropical Medicine (2008), Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  • General Research Award (2007), Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
  • Scholarship Award (September 2007), Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom.
  • Advanced Research Fellow Award (2005/2006), Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University, U.S.A.
  • Fulbright Advanced Research and Lecturing Award (2005), Fulbright Commission, U.S.A.
  • Professor Rajasuriya Award for Tropical Medicine, Sri Lanka Medical Association (2003)
  • Wilson Peiris Prize, Sri Lanka Medical Association (2004).
  • 3rd Prize at the Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2001 for research studies on ‘Seasonal variation of Ascaris infection in the estate sector’. GSA Gunewardene, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail.
  • 3rd Prize at the Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2002 for research studies on ‘Evaluation of rapid whole blood immunochromatographic Pf/Pv assay for the diagnosis of P.falciparum and P.vivax malaria’. D Fernando, P Fernando, ND Karuanweera.
  • 2nd Prize at the Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, 2000 for the research paper on ‘Factors which mediate clinical disease in P.vivax malaria’. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis, ND Karunaweera.
  • 3rd Prize at the Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, 2002 for the research paper on ‘The association between nutritional status and P.vivax infection in childhood’. STC Mahawithanage, R Wichramasinghe, ND Karunaweera.
  • 2nd Prize at the Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2003 for research studies on ‘A study on cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka’. HVYD Siriwardana, RL Ihalamulla, F Pratlong, JP Dedet, ND Karuanweera.
  • 2nd Prize for best research paper awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2004, ‘Seasonal variation in the incidence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in two low country tea plantations’. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail. Abstract no.OP-5
  • Prize for the best poster awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2004. ‘Evaluation of laboratory techniques used for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis’. WSR Perera, RPAS Rajapakshe, RL Ihalamulla, S Jayasinghe, HVYD Siriwardana, ND Karunaweera. Abstract no. PP-2.

Scholarships and Fellowship Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka (FNASSL) (2011 onwards)
  • Senior Research Scholar, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, U.S.A. (2005/2006)
  • Fulbright Advanced Research and Lecturing Award, U.S.A. (2005)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Commission of the European Communities, June, 1994 to May 1995
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Research Training Grant, T.D.R., World Health Organization, June 1993 to May, 1994.

 Contribution to Text Books/Supplementary reading material

  • Protozoa in the Medical Microbiology, 19th Edition, Mike Barer, Will Irving, Andrew Swann, Nelun Perera Eds. Elsevier, United Kingdom. Chapter 59. In Press.
  • Relationship between fever and plasma levels of tumour necrosis factor in P.vivax malaria, The host’s response to infection by BM Greenwood, in The Concise Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 3rd Edition, Volume 1, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, Chapter 7.3, Pp275-285,  (2001)
  • Fever with chills and rigors, in Biology of Diseases, J. Phillips, P. Murray and P.Kirk, eds, 2nd Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd. United Kingdom. Case study 5. Pp. 231-234. (2001).
  • Diagnosis and management of malaria. A handbook for medical officers. By Dr. N.D. Karunaweera and R. Fernandopulle. ISBN  955-8891-00-2. (2003).
  • Leishmaniasis: update and action plan for prevention and control. (2009).
  • Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, ND Karunaweera and HVYD Siriwardana. (2011). In Kala Azar: Emerging perspectives and prospects in South Asia, H P Thakur Ed. Mittal Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-8324-355-X.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malaria, 2nd edition, ND Karunaweera and BMR Fernandopulle, (2011). ISBN 978-955-8891-02-5.
  • Management of Leishmaniasis. In The Sri Lanka Prescriber, Vol. 21(2): 2013. ISSN 1391-0736.
  • Update on Clinical, Diagnostic, Chemotherapeutic and Entomological aspects of Leishmaniasis and Updated Action Plan for Prevention and Control in Sri Lanka. (2013). ISBN 978-955-0460-55-7.
  • Ethics in Human and Animal Experiments. In A Guide for Beginners in Research, Edited by MCM Iqbal, General Research Committee, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Publication. 2014. ISBN 978-955-9321-14-9.
  • Achievements and Best Practices to Promote Women in Science and Technology. In Women in Science and Technology in Asia. The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia. 2015. Panmun Education Co., Ltd. ISBN 979-11-86795-00-2.

Patents

  • Patent No.12887, National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka, in respect of the invention entitled ‘Use of a thermostable clay device for maintenance of Leishmania cultures’.N.D.Karunaweera, R.L. Ihalamulla and C.P.G. Liyanage.
  •  Patent No. 13303, National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka, in respect of the invention entitled ‘Neural network architecture for the automated recognition of malaria parasites in stained blood films’.S.P.Premaratne, N.D.Karunaweera and W.S.R. Perera.

 Summary of Principal Scientific Contributions

  • Providing scientific data that enabled the Ministry of Health to initiate a program to develop control strategies against leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka.
  • Demonstration of cytokine-mediated mechanisms of malaria transmission blocking effects during infection.
  • Demonstration of the relation between cytokine-mediated anti-parasitic effects and pathogenesis in malaria.
  • Demonstration of immunity to mediators of pathogenesis and down-regulation of cytokine production in the state of acquired clinical tolerance to malaria infection.
  • Introduction of methods for studying malarial disease and clinical tolerance to disease combining clinical assessment and history with pathophysiological and parasitological measurements. Detailed characterization of patterns of disease and acquired clinical tolerance in an endemic population. 
  • First successful in vitro culture of Leishmania parasites in Sri Lanka.
  • Demonstration of cutaneous leishmaniasis as an established disease in Sri Lanka.
  • Detailed identification of the causative organism (L.donovani, MON-37) of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka.
  • First study on cutaneous myiasis in Sri Lanka.

 SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH DEGREE SUPERVISION

1.Asoka Premasiri

                        PhD (Colombo) 2005

   Title- Socio-economic, behvioural and environmental aspects of malaria    transmission in an    endemic area of Sri Lanka

 2. Prof Sharmini Gunawardena

                        MPhil (Colomb0) 2005

       Title - Study of the seasonal variation and predisposing factors in the incidence of  soil transmitted helminth infections in the  plantation sector of Sri Lanka

 3. Sanath Mahawithanage

                        PhD (Colombo) 2007

Title - Study of the relationship between Nutritional status and malaria   infections

4.  PHD Kusumawathie

                        PhD (Colombo) 2006

     Title- Effectiveness of larvivorous fish and chemical larviciding with Temephos in     Anophiline mosquito control in River Basins below the major Dams in Sri Lanka

5.  Deepani Wanasekera

                        PhD (Colombo)2007

Title- Investigation of the role of white Blood, soluble mediators of host origin and parasite factors that mediate clinical disease and immunity in P.vivax malaria infections

6.    Dr Yamuna Siriwardena

                             PhD (Colombo) 2008

 Title - Studies on the clinical epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka and the molecular identification of the parasite

7.      Dr Myat Phone-Kyaw

                       PhD (Colombo) – 2005

                           A study on pathophysiological aspects of P.falcuparum malaria

CURRENT Ph.D. SUPERVISIONS

Supervised projects:

  • Three post-graduate trainees, MD, Medical Parasitology - successfully completed,
  • Two trainees registered for BSc (Biological Sciences), University Edinburgh, United Kingdom – successfully completed.

PEER REVIEWED / INDEXED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

Review and Leading Articles: 

  • ND Karunaweera (2016) Leishmaniasis: Path toward elimination from the Indian subcontinent. Tropical Parasitology. 6 (1):1-4.Guest commentary
  • S Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera. (2015). Advances in genetics and genomics: use and limitations in achieving malaria elimination goals. Journal of Pathogens and Global Health. 109(3): 123-141.Special Issue Article.
  • ND Karunaweera, GNL Galappaththi, DF Wirth. (2014). On the road to eliminate malaria in Sri Lanka: lessons from history, challenges, gaps in knowledge and research needs. Malaria Journal. 13:59doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-59 Review.
  • ND Karunaweera (2009). Leishmania donovani causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: A wolf in sheep’s clothing? Trends in Prasitology, 25(10):458-463. Opinion.
  • ND Karunaweera, U Rajapaksa. (2009). Is Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka benign and be ignored? Journal of Vector Borne Diseasees, 46, 13-17. Review article.
  • The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network. (2008). A global network for investigating the genomic epidemiology of malaria. Nature, 456(1): 732-737. Insight Commentary.
  • N D Karunaweera. Leishmaniasis: a newly established parasitic disease in Sri Lanka. (2008). Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society, 15:3-5. Leading article.
  • ND Karunaweera. Imported drug-resistant severe malaria. Ceylon Med J. (2005) 50(3):101-103. Leading Article.
  • ND Karunaweera, S Wijesekera, LD Wanasekera, KN Mendis and R Carter. The paroxysm of Plasmodium vivaxmalaria. (2003). Trends in Parasitology19(4):188-193. Review article.
  • LD Wanasekera and ND Karunaweera. Parasite and host mediators associated with paroxysms in P.vivax malaria. (2005). Asian Parasitology6:183-189. Review article.
  • HVYD Siriwardana and ND Karunaweera. Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. (2005). Asian Parasitology4:257-261.

 Articles in preparation for publication:

Gunawardana et al., Microsatellite diversity of P.vivax isolates from Sri Lanka. 

Abeyweera et al., Study of toxoplasmosis in Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa et al., Psychosocial impact of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka.

 Original Research Publications in Refereed Journals:

  1. KKGDUL Kariyawasam, HVYD Siriwardana, U Senerath, ND Karunaweera. (2017). Dermotropic Leishmania donovani in Sri Lanka: Visceralizing potential in clinical and preclinical studies. Parasitology. In Press.

  2. HVYD Siriwardana, P Karunanayake, L Gunaratne, ND Karunaweera. (2017). Emergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a newly established  health threat. Pathogen and Global Health, 18:1-10. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2017.1361564.

  3. NH Manamperi, S Oghumu, N Pathirana, VC de Silva, W Abeyewickreme, AR Satoskar, ND Karunaweera. (2017). In situ immunopathological changes in cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania donovani. Parasite Immunology; 39(3). doi: 10.1111/pim.12413.

  4. W Refai,N Madarasingha, B Sumanasena, S Weerasingha, A De Silva, R Fernandopulle, AR Satoskar, N D Karunaweera. (2017). Efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of thermotherapy in the treatment of Leishmania donovani-induced cutaneous leishmaniasis: A randomized controlled clinical trial. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97(4):1120-1126.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0879.

  5. GSA Gunawardena, GMG Kapilananda, SMDN Samarakoon, S Maddevithana, WSS Wijesundera, LV Goonaratne, ND Karunaweera. (2017). Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in selected populations from two previously high malaria endemic areas of Sri Lanka. PLoS One; 12(2):e0171208. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171208

  6. GSA Gunawardena, RF Daniels, TC Yahathugoda; MV Weerasooriya, K Durfee, SK Volkman, DF Wirth, ND Karunaweera. (2017). Case report of Plasmodium ovale curtisi malaria in Sri Lanka: relevance for maintenance of elimination status. BMC Infectious Diseases ;17(1):307. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2411-z.

  7. RL Dewasurendra, JN Dias, N Sepulveda, S Gunewardena, N Chandrasekharan, C Drakeley,  ND Karunaweera. (2017). Effectiveness of a serological tool to predict malaria transmission intensity in an elimination setting. BMC Infectious Diseases 17:49 DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-2164-0

  8. RD Pearson, R Amato, S Auburn, O Miotto, J Almagro-Garcia, C Amaratunga, S Seila, S Mao, R. Novitanti, H Trimarsanto, J Marfurt, NM Anstey, T William, MF Boni, C Dolecek, TT Hien, NJ White, P Michon, P Siba, L Tavul, G Harrison, S Barry, I Mueller, MU Ferreira, ND Karunaweera, M Randrianarielojosia, G Qi, C Hubbart, L Hart L, B Jeffery, E Drury, D Mead, M Kekre, S Campino, M Manske, V Cornelius, B MacInnis, KS Rockett, A Miles, JCI Rayner, RM Fairhurst, F Nosten, RN Price, DP Kwiatkowski. (2016). Genomic analysis of local variation and recent evolution in Plasmodium vivax. Nature Genetics. Nature Genetics 48(8):959-64. doi:10.1038/ng.3599.

  9. HS Kothalawala, ND Karunaweera. (2016). Loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay as a sensitive diagnostic tool for Leishmania donovani infections in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 61:68-70. DOI:http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v61i2.8286

  10. N Samaranayake, SD Fernando, NF Neththikumara, C Rodrigo, ND Karunaweera,  VHW Dissanayake. (2016). Association of HLA class I and II genes with cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case control study from Sri Lanka and a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases 16:292. DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1626-8

  11. FW Refai, NP Madurasingha, R Fernandopulle, ND Karunaweera. (2016). Non-responsiveness to standard treatment in cutaneous leishmaniasis: A case series from Sri Lanka. Tropical Parasitology 6:155-158. DOI:10.4103/2229-5070.190835

  12. N Madarasinghe, W Refai, ND Karunaweera. Non-responsiveness to standard treatment in cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case series from Sri Lanka. The Journal of Advances in Parasitology. In Press.   

  13. K.K.G.D.U.L. Kariyawasam, C.S. Edirisuriya, U. Senerath, D. Hensmen, H.V.Y.D. Siriwardana & N. D. Karunaweera (2015) Characterisation of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Matara district, southern Sri Lanka: evidence for case clustering, Pathogens and Global Health, 109:7, 336-343

  14. Koepfli C, Rodrigues PT, Antao T, Orjuela-Sánchez P, Van den Eede P, Gamboa D, van Hong N, Bendezu J, Erhart A, Barnadas C, Ratsimbasoa A, Menard D, Severini C, Menegon M, Nour BY, Karunaweera N, Mueller I, Ferreira MU, Felger I. (2015). Plasmodium vivax Diversity and Population Structure across Four Continents. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 30;9(6):e0003872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003872.

  15. JM Shelton, P Corran, P Risley, N Silva, C Hubbart, A Jeffreys, K Rowlands, R Craik, V Cornelius, M Hensmann, S Molloy, N Sepulveda, TG Clark, G Band, GM Clarke, CC Spencer, A Kerasidou, S Campino, S Auburn, A Tall, AB Ly, O Mercereau-Puijalon, A Sakuntabhai, A Djimdé, B Maiga, O Touré, OK Doumbo, A Dolo, M Troye-Blomberg, VD Mangano, F Verra, D Modiano, E Bougouma, SB Sirima, M Ibrahim, A Hussain, N Eid, A Elzein, H Mohammed, A Elhassan, I Elhassan, TN Williams, C Ndila, A Macharia, K Marsh, A Manjurano, H Reyburn, M Lemnge, D Ishengoma, R Carter, N Karunaweera, D Fernando, R Dewasurendra, C Drakeley, EM Riley, DP Kwiatkowski, KA Rockett; MalariaGEN Consortium. (2015). Genetic determinants of anti-malarial acquired immunity in a large multi-centre study. Malaria Journal, 14:333. DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0833-x.

  16. RL Dewasurendra, KRockett, SD Fernando, R Carter, D Kwiatkowski, ND Karunaweera. (2015).G6PD gene variants and its association with malaria in a Sri Lankan population. Malaria Journal, 14:93.  DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0603-9

  17. ML Baniecki, AL Faust, SF Schaffner, DJ Park, K Galinsky, R Daniels, MU Ferreira, ND Karunaweera, E Winzeler, D Serre, P Zimmerman, J M. Sá, T E Wellems, L Musset, E Legrand, A Melnikov, DE Neafsey, SK Volkman, DF  Wirth, P Sabeti. (2015). Development of a single nucleotide polymorphism barcode to genotype P.vivaxinfections.PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003539

  18. HVYD Siriwardana, U Senerath, PH Chandrawansa, ND Karunaweera. (2015). Use of a clinical scoring system for enhanced case detection of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Pathogens and Global Health, 109 (4):174-183.

  19. SASC Senanayake, W Abeyewickrema, E Dotson, ND Karunaweera (2015). Characteristics of phlebotomine sandflies in selected areas in Sri Lanka. South Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 46 (6) ,1:11.

  20. S Gunawardena, MU Ferreira, GMG Kapilananda, DF Wirth, ND Karunaweera. (2014). The Sri Lankan paradox: high genetic diversity in Plasmodium vivax populations despite decreasing levels of malaria transmission.  Parasitology, In Press. doi:10.1017/S0031182013002278

  21. S Gunawardena, NK Gunawardena, G Kahathuduwa, ND Karunaweera, NR de Silva. UB Ranasinghe, SD Samarasekara, KC Nagodavithana, RU Rao, MP Rebollo, GJ Weil. (2014). Integrated School-Based Surveillance for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Lymphatic Filariasis in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, In Press. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0641

  22. Nadira D Karunaweera, Gawrie NL Galappaththy and Dyann F Wirth (2014). On the road to eliminate malaria in Sri Lanka: less

  23. ND Karunaweera. Health research towards nation development. (2013). Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 41((2): 71-72.

  24. VYD Siriwardana, PH Chandrawansa, G Sirimanna, ND Karunaweera (2012). Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a decade old story (2002-2012). Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2(2): 2-12.

  25. RL Dewasurendra, P Suriyaphol, SD Fernando, R Carter, K Rockett, P Corran, D Kwiatkowski, ND Karunaweera (2012). Genetic polymorphisms associated with antimalarial antibody levels in a low and unstable malaria transmission area in southern Sri Lanka Malaria Journal 11:281 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-281.

  26. JJ Zhang, TN Senaratne, R Daniels, C Valim, M Alifrangis, P Amerasinghe, F Konradsen, R Rajakaruna, DF Wirth, ND Karunaweera. (2011). Distribution pattern of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine transporter (pfcrt) gene haplotypes in Sri Lanka 1996-2006. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85(5): 811–814.

  27. P Orjuela-Sanchez, ND Karunaweera, M da Silva-Nunes, NS da Silva, KKG. Scopel, RM Goncalves, C Amaratunga, JM Sa D Socheat, RM Fairhust, S Gunawardena, T Thavakodirasah, GNL Galapaththy, R Abeysinghe, F Kawamoto, DF Wirth, MU Ferreira. (2010). Single-nucleotide polymorphism, linkage disequilibrium and geographic structure in the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax: prospects for genome-wide association studies. BMC Genetics 2010, 11: 65. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2156/11/65.

  28. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, M Phone-Kyaw, R Pollack, M Alifrangis, R Rajakaruna, F Konradsen, P Amerasinghe, R Abeyasinghe, G Galappaththy, DL Hartl, DF Wirth. (2010). Geographic structure of Plasmodium vivax: microsatellite analysis of parasite populations from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Ethiopia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 82(2):235–242.

  29. HVYD Siriwardana, N Thalagala, ND Karuanweera. (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.

  30. D Rathnayake, RR Ranawake, G Sirimanna, Y Siriwardhane, N Karunaweera, R De Silva. (2010). Co-infection of mucosal leishmaniasis and extra pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient with inherent immune deficiency. International Journal of Dermatol.ogy, 49(5):549-551.

  31. M Jallow, YY Teo, KS Small, KA Rockett, P Deloukas, TG Clark, K Kivinen, KA Bojang, DJ Conway, M Pinder, G Sirugo, F Sisay-Joof, S Usen, S Auburn, SJ Bumpstead, S Campino, A Coffey, A Dunham, AE Fry, A Green, R Gwilliam, SE Hunt, M Inouye, AE Jeffreys, A Mendy, A Palotie, S Potter, J Ragoussis, J Rogers, K Rowlands, E Somaskantharajah, P Whittaker, C Widden, P Donnelly, B Howie, J Marchini, A Morris, M Sanjoaquin, EA Achidi, T Agbenyega, A Allen, O Amodu, P Corran, A Djimde, A Dolo, OK Doumbo, C Drakeley, S Dunstan, J Evans, J Farrar, D Fernando, TT Hien, RD Horstmann, M Ibrahim, N Karunaweera, G Kokwaro, KA Koram, M Lemnge, J Makani, K Marsh, P Michon, D Modiano, ME Molyneux, I Mueller, M Parker, N Peshu, CV Plowe, O Puijalon, J Reeder, H Reyburn, EM Riley, A Sakuntabhai, P Singhasivanon, S Sirima, A Tall, TE Taylor, M Thera, M Troye-Blomberg, TN Williams, M Wilson, DP Kwiatkowski. Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium; Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network.   (2009). Genome-wide and fine-resolution association analysis of malaria in West Africa. Nature Genetics, . 41: 657 – 665.

  32. RL.Ihalamulla, US.Rajapaksa, HVYD.Siriwardena, M Chance, ND Karunaweera. (2009). A simple, cost effective method for isolation and transportation of Leishmania parasites. Ceylon Medical Journal. 54(2):46-47.

  33. S Kannathasan, A. Antonyrajan, ND Karunaweera, S Anno, SN Surendran. (2009). Identification of potential malaria risk areas of the Jaffna district of northern Sri Lanka: A GIS approach. Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka. 37(3):223-225.

  34. ND Karunaweera,MU Ferreira, A Munasinghe, JW Barnwell, WE  Collins, CL King, F Kawamoto, DL Hartl, DF Wirth. (2008). Extensive Microsatellite Diversity in the Human Malaria Parasite Plasmodium vivax. Gene, 410(1):105-112. [Commended as the ‘Top Cited Article 2008-2010 in journal Gene’].

  35. S Kannathasan, A Antonyrajan, KA Srikrishnaraj, SHPP Karunaratne, ND Karunaweera, SN Surendran. (2008). Studies on prevalence of anopheline species and community perception of malaria in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 45: 231–239.

  36. PH Kusumawathie, AR Wickremasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJ Wijeyaratne. (2008). Costs and effectiveness of application of Poecilia reticulata (guppy) and temephos in anopheline mosquito control in river basins below the major dams of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102(7):705-711.

  37. RL Ihalamulla, HVYD Siriwardana, ND Karunaweera. (2008). Efficacies of RPMI 1640 and M 199 media in the isolation of Leishmania from cutaneous lesions. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 102(2):173-175. 

  38. ND Karunaweera, L.D. Wanasekera, V. Chandrasekeran, K.N. Mendis, R. Carter. (2007). Plasmodium vivax malaria: paroxysm-associated lipids mediate leukocyte aggregation. Malaria Journal, 6(1): 62.

  39. ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, DL Hartl, DF Wirth. (2007). Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7(1):172-175.

  40. GS Gunawardena, MM Ismail, MH Bradley, ND Karunaweera (2007). Impact of the 2004 mass drug administration for the control of lymphatic filariasis, in urban and rural areas of the Western province of Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 101(4):335-341.

  41. MU Ferreira, ND Karunaweera, M da Silva-Nunes, NS da Silva, DF Wirth, DL Hartl. (2007). Population Structure and Transmission Dynamics of Plasmodium vivax in Rural Amazonia. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 195(8):1218-1226. 

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

  43. US Rajapaksa, RL Ihalamulla, C Udagedera, ND Karunaweera. (2007). Cutaneous leishmaniasis in southern Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101(8):799-803.

  44. ST Mahawithanage, KK Kannangara, R Wickremasinghe, UG Chandrika, ER Jansz, ND Karunaweera, AR Wickremasinghe. (2007). Impact of vitamin A supplementation on health status and absenteeism of school children in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16(1):94-102.

  45. S Gunawardena, M Ismail, M Bradley, N Karunaweera. (2007). Factors influencing drug compliance in the mass drug administration programme against filariasis in the Western province of Sri Lanka.Transaction of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101(5):445-453. 

  46. PH Kusumawathie, AR Wickremasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJ Wijeyaratne. (2006). Larvivorous potential of fish species found in river bed pools below the major dams in Sri Lanka. Journal of Medical Entomology, 43(1):79-82.

  47. PH Kusumawathie, AR Wickremasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJ Wijeyaratne, AM Yapabandara. (2006). Anopheline breeding in river bed pools below major dams in Sri Lanka. Acta Tropica, 99(1):30-3.

  48. RL Ihalamulla, U Rajapaksa, ND Karunaweera. (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.

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

  50. US Rajapkshe, RL Ihalamulla, ND Karunaweera. (2005). First report of mucosal tissue localisation of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(2):90-1.

  51. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail. (2005). Effects of climatic, socio-economic and behavioural factors on the transmission of hookworm (Necator americanus) on two low-country plantations in Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 99(6):601-9.

  52. RPAS Rajapakshe, WSR Perera, RL Ihalamulla, KH Weerasena, S Jayasinghe, HB Sajeewani, MG Thammitiyagoda, ND Karunaweera. (2005). Study of dirofilariasis in a selected area in the Western Province. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(2):58-61.

  53. DA Premasiri, AR Wickramasinghe, DS Premasiri, ND Karunaweera. (2005). Malarial vectors in an irrigated rice cultivation area in Southern Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99(2):106-114.

  54. SD Fernando, ND Karunaweera, P Fernando, N Attanayake and R Wickramasinghe (2004). Cost analysis of the use of the rapid, whole blood, immunochromatographic P.falciparum/P.vivax assay for the diagnosis of P.vivax malaria in a rural area of Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 98(1):5-13.

  55. SD Fernando, ND Karunaweera, P Fernando and (2004). Evaluation of a rapid whole blood immunochromatographic assay (RDT) for the diagnosis of P. falciparum and P.vivax malaria. Ceylon Medical Journal, 49(1): 7-11.

  56. ND Karunaweera, CPG Liyanage and RL Ihalamulla. (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.

  57. GSA Gunawardena, S Gallella and ND Karunaweera (2004). Bertiella studeri infection: resistance to niclosamide. Ceylon Medical Journal, 49(2):65.

  58. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera and MM Ismail (2004). Socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting the prevalence of Ascaris infection in a low country tea plantation in Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 98(6): 615-621.

  59. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera and MM Ismail (2004). Wet days: are they better indicators of the incidence of Ascaris infection? Journal of Helminthology, 78:305-310.

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

  61. HVYD Siriwardana, C. Udagedara and ND Karunaweera. Clinical features, risk factors and efficacy of cryotherapy in cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. (2003). The Ceylon Medical Journal, 48(1):10-12.

  62. BMR Fernandopulle, CL Weeraratne, K Weerasuriya and ND Karunaweera. Efficacy of a five-day course of primaquine in preventing relapses in P.vivax malaria – a pilot study. (2003). Ceylon Medical Journal, 48(1):32.

  63. ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla, S P W Kumarasinghe. (2002). Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae) can live on ripe bananas – a potential health hazard? The Ceylon Medical Journal 47(1):9-10.

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

  65. SPW Kumarasinghe, ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla, LSR Arambewela and DSCTR Dissanyake. (2002). Larvicidal effects of mineral turpentine, low aromatic white spirits, aqueous extracts of Cassia alata and aqueous extracts, ethanolic extracts and essential oil of betel leaf (Piper betle) on Chrysomia megacephala. International Journal of Dermatology, 41:877-880.

  66. ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla, HK Wickramathanthri and A Lamahewage (2001). Bertiella studeri: a case of human infection. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 44(1):23-24.

  67. AS Dissanailke, PR Anthonis, AH Sheriffdeen, RL Ihalamulla and ND Karunaweera (2001). Two more cases of sparganosis from Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 44(1):19-22

  68. G S A Gunewardane, N D Karunaweera and M M Ismail (2001). A study on seasonal variation in the incidence of Ascaris infection in the plantation sector of Sri Lanka. In:collected papers on the Control of Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis Vol VII  APCO,Tokyo,104-112.

  69. SPW Kumarasinghe, ND Karunaweera and RL Ihalamulla (2000). A study of cutaneaous myiasis in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Dermatology, 39: 689-694.

  70. N D Karunaweera, R Carter, G E Grau and K N Mendis (1998). Demonstration of anti-disease immunity to P.vivax malaria in Sri Lanka using a quatitative method to assess clinical disease. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 58(2): 204-210.

  71. R Carter, S K Wijesekera, N D Karunaweera, and K N Mendis (1997). Mediators and mechanisms associated with paroxysm in Plasmodium vivax malaria. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 49(Suppl.2): 35‑41

  72. T De S Naotunne, N D Karunaweera, K N Mendis and R Carter (1993). Cytokine mediated inactivation of malarial gametocytes is dependent on the presence of white blood cells and involves reactive nitrogen intermediates. Immunology, 78: 555-562.

  73. N D Karunaweera, R Carter, G E Grau, D Kwiatkowski, G Del Giudice and K N Mendis (1992). Tumour necrosis factor dependent parasite killing effects during paroxysms in non-immune P.vivax malaria patients. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 88: 499-505.

  74. N D Karunaweera, G E Grau, P Gamage, R Carter and K N Mendis (1992). Dynamics of fever and serum tumour necrosis factor levels are closely associated during clinical paroxysms in P.vivax malaria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, U.S.A., 89: 3200-3203.

  75. C A W Bate, J Taverne, N D Karunaweera, K N Mendis D Kwiatkowski and J H L Playfair (1992). Serological relationship of TNF inducing exoantigens of P.falciparum and P.vivax. Infection and Immunity, 60: 1241-1243.

  76. T De S Naotunne, N D Karunaweera, G Del Giudice, M U Kularatne, G E Grau, R Carter and K N Mendis (1991). Cytokines kill malaria parasites during infection crisis: extracellular complementary factors are essential. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 73: 523-529.

  77. K N Mendis, T De S Naotunne, N D Karunaweera, G Del Giudice, G E Grau and R Carter (1990). Anti-parasite effects of cytokines in malaria. Immunology letters, 25: 217-220.

COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS PUBLISHED AS ABSTRACTS

  1. Gunawardena S, Kapilananda GMG, Samarakoon MDN, Maddevithana S, Wijesundera WSS, Goonaratne LV and Karunaweera ND. (2017). Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in Sri Lanka: does the gender matter? 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 13th – 16th July 2017, CMJ 62 Suppl. 1: PP057, p157.
  2. Deepachandi,MAB, Ali N, Soysa SSSBDP, Karunaweera ND, Siriwardana HVYD. 2015. A study on seroprevalence of cutaeneousleishmaniasisi in Sri Lanka using a locally developed enzyme-linked immunosorbaent assay. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 83.[Awarded the 1st Prize].
  3. Deepachandi,MAB, Kariyawasam KKGDU, Weerasinghe S, Soysa SSSBDP, Siriwardana HVYD, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Clinico-epidemiological pattern of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 88 [Poster].
  4. Wijesooriya MWAHD, Samaranayake TN,  Somaratne KKVN, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Macrophage derived immunological markers in cutaneous leishmaniasis due to L.donovani.  Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 90 [Poster].
  5. Dewasurendra RL, Sepulveda N, Gunewardena GSA, Chandrasekharan NV, Drakeley CJ, Karunaweera ND. (2015). Assessment of malaria transmission intensity using anti-MSP119 (P.vivax) antibody as a serological marker in Kurunegala district. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 94 [Poster].
  6. Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Siriwardana HVYD, Dube A, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Visceralizing potential of L.donovani in Sri Lanka: use of a BALB C mouse model. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 95 [Poster].
  7. Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Siriwardana HVYD, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Is Leishmaniadonovani causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka essentially dermotropic? 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Vol. 13(1): Abstract No. OP2.
  8. Refai FW, Weerasingha NP, Weerasingha S, Senerath U, de Silva A, Fernandopulle R, Satoskar A, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of thermotherapy, a novel mode of treatment for Leishmaniadonovani-induced cutaneous leishmaniasis: A randomized controlled clinical trial. 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Vol. 13(1): Abstract No. PP2. (First Prize Awarded).
  9. Manamperi NH, de Silva MVC, Fernando C, Pathirana KPN, Abeywickreme W, Karunweera ND. 2015. Histopathological spectrum in acute and chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Vol. 13(1): Abstract No. PP14. (Poster). 
  10. Senanayake SASC, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Insecticide susceptibility of wild caught adult sandflies from Hambantota district. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. PP029 (Poster).  
  11. Refai FW, Madarasingha NP, Weerasinghe S, Senerath U, de Silva A, Fernandopulle R, Satoskar A, Karunaweera ND. 2015. Efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of thermotherapy, a novel mode of treatment for Leishmaniadonovani-induced cutaneous leishmaniasis: A randomized controlled clinical trial. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. OP001.  
  12. Kotalawala HS, Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Deepachandi MAB, Weerasinghe S, Siriwardana HVYD, Karunweera ND. 2015. Laboratory diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis: are second line investigations really necessary? 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. PP070 (Poster).  
  13. Deepachandi MAB, Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Weerasinghe S, Ali N, Soysa SSSBDP, Karunaweera ND, Siriwardana HVYD. 2015. A serological study on cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka reveals antigen heterogeneity. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. PP109 (Poster).  
  14. Gunawardana, GSA, Ferreira MU, Kapilananda GMG, Wirth DF, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Genetic correlates of declining transmission: P.vivax in Sri Lanka. 63rd Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, LA, USA.  Vol. 91:(5): Pp197-198. Abstract No. 656.
  15. Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Wani TH, Siriwardena, HVYD, Selvapandiyan, A, Nakhasi, HL, Karunaweera,ND. 2014. Genetic diversity in L.donovani from Sri Lanka: use of minicircle DNA footprint assay. 63rd Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, LA, USA.  Vol. 91:(5): Pp161-162. Abstract No. 542. (Poster).
  16. Baniecki ML, FaustA, Daniels R, Galinsky K, Ferreira MU, Karunaweera, ND, Winzeler E, Serre D, Zimmerman P, Wellems T, Musset L, Pelleau1 S, Melnikov A, Neafsey D, Volkman S, Hartl DL, Wirth D,Sabeti P. (2014). Development of a single nucleotide polymorphism-based barcode for the identification and tracking of P.vivax.63rd Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, LA, USA.  Vol. 91:(5): 551. Abstract No. 1805.
  17. Refai FW, Madarasingha NP, Weerasingha S, Senarath U, Fernandopulle R, Satoskar A, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Efficacy and safety of thermotherapy versus intra-lesional sodium stibogluconate in L donovani-induced cutaneous leishmaniasis: A randomized controlled clinical trial. 63rd Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, LA, USA.  Abstract No. LB-3266
  18. Senanayake SASC,  Karunaratne SHPP, Karunaweera ND. 2014. First laboratory-bred sandfly progeny for entomological studies in leishmaniasis. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. PP30 (Poster).
  19. Siriwardana HVYD, Senerath U, Chandrawansa PH, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Validity and reliability of clinical markers for diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract No. OP 26.
  20. Karunaweera ND, Dewasurendra R, Rockett K, Fernando D, Carter R, Kwiatkowski D. 2014. G6PD gene variants and their association with malaria in a Sri Lankan population. Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria. Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, U.K. Abstract  Pp 27 (Poster). 
  21. Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Ekneligoda AMHWMRNN, Hensmen D, Senerath U, Siriwardena HVYD, Karunaweera,ND. 2014. Risk factors of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Matara district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 126-127.
  22. Dewasurendra RL, Gunewardena GSA, Chandrasekharan NV, Karunaweera, ND. 2014. History of malarial disease and antimalarial antibody levels. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 153.
  23. Dewasurendra RL, Gunewardena GSA, Chandrasekharan NV, Karunaweera, ND. 2014. Temporal changes in anti-malarial antibody profiles in residents of a previously malaria endemic region in Sri lanka: Moneragala district. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 155-156.
  24. Senanayake SASC,  Somaratne KKVN, Munidasa UADD, Kotalawala HS, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Responsiveness to sodium stibogluconate in cutaneous leishmaniasis in a cohort of patients in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 128 (Poster).
  25. Gunawardana, GSA, Kapilananda GMG, Samarakoon SMDN, Maddevithana S, Wijesundera WSS, Goonaratne LV, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency among selected persons attending teaching hospitals of Kurunegala and Anuradhapura.  Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 160-161.
  26. Silva NH, Karunaweera ND. 2014. Women’s education and employment in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. ISSN 2386-1916. Abstract Pp 162-163.
  27. Rafai, FW, Madarasingha, N, Sumanasena B, Karunaweera ND. 2013. Drug-resistant cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case series from Sri Lanka. Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. Abstract Pp 137.
  28. Gunawardena, GSA, Ferreira, MU, Kapilananda, GMG, Wirth, DF, Karunaweera, ND. 2013. High genetic diversity and effective population size despite a demographic bottleneck: Implications for elimination of P.vivax from Sri Lanka. Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. Abstract Pp 139.
  29. Senanyake, SASC, Dotson, EM, Karunaweera, ND. 2013. The aggregation behavior of Phlebotomus argentipes glaucus. Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. Abstract Pp 142. 
  30. Kariyawasam KKGDUL, Ekneligoda AMBWMRNN, Siriwardana HVYD, Karunaweera ND. 2013. Epidemiological study of leishmaniasis in Matara district, Sri Lanka. Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo. Abstract Pp 143.
  31. Siriwardana HVYD, Ranasinghe GSP, Weerasinghe S, Bandara C, Karunaweera ND. 2013. Immune response patterns of L.donovani infection in Sri Lanka: A preliminary study. 2nd Annual conference and scientific sessions of Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology, Abstract Pp 27. 
  32. Siriwardana Y, Chandrawansa PH, Warnasooriya WA, Karunaweera ND. Clinical and epidemiological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the southern disease focus in Sri Lanka. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. 13th to 17th May 2013. Abstract no: O 217.
  33. Siriwardana Y, Sirimanna G, Karunaweera ND. Case studies of visceral and mucosal leishmaniasis in an endemic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. 13th to 17th May 2013. Abstract no: P 027.
  34. Sirwardana Y, Karunaweera ND. Study of lesion characteristics of cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in Sri Lanka. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. 13th to 17th May 2013. Abstract no: P 028.
  35. Siriwardana Y, Ranasinghe S, Soyza P, Karunaweera ND. Visceralization potential of cutaneous leishmaniasis infection in Sri Lanka: Early serological evidence. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. 13th to 17th May 2013. Abstract no: P 668.
  36. Siriwardana Y, Sirimanna G, Karunaweera ND. Trends in clinical and epidemiological patterns of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. 13th to 17th May 2013. Abstract no: P 669.
  37. R L Dewasurendra, P Suriyapol, S D Fernando, R Carter, N D Karunaweera and MalariaGEN Consortium.Associated between the selected gene polymorphisms in Chromosome 5 and anti-malaria antibodies in a malaria endemic area in Southern Sri Lanka (2012). Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria. A Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference.
  38. R Dewasurendra, P Suriyaphol, D Fernando, P Sereejaitham, N Karunaweera. 2010. Genetic markers and risk of malaria infections: Genetic-epidemiology study in a low malaria endemci area of Sri Lanka. 59th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, GA. 83(5) (Suppl): Abstract 738.
  39. S Gunawardana, ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreirra, GMG Kapilananda, M Alfringes, Rupika S. Rajakaruna4 Flemming Konradsen, Priyanie Amerasinghe Mette Schousboe, DL Hartl, DF Wirth. 2010. Geographic Structure of P.vivax in Sri Lanka. 59th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, GA. 83(5) (Suppl): Abstract 737.
  40. ND Karunaweera, S Gunawardana, MU Ferreirra, M Alfringes, R Pollock, R Abeysinghe, G Galappaththi, M Phone Kyaw, DL Hartl, DF Wirth. 2010. Genetic Diversity of P.vivax malaria parasites. Conference on Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria, Wellcome Trust Centre for Genomics, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Abstract no. T53.
  41. R Dewasurendra, P Suriyaphol, D Fernando, P Sereejaitham, N Karunaweera. 2010. Genetic markers and risk of malaria infections: Genetic-epidemiology study in a low malaria endemci area of Sri Lanka. Conference on Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria, Wellcome Trust Centre for Genomics, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Abstract no. P53.
  42. CA Abayaweera, Y Siriwardana, TJ Abeywardana, RMUK Rathnayaka, HGCN Kumarasinghe, ND Karunaweera. 2010. Dogs as a possible animal reservoir for leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Research Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Abstract.
  43. RL Dewasurendra, SD Fernando, R Carter, ND Karunaweera. 2009. A Sero-epidemilogical study in a previously highly malaria endemic area in Sri Lanka. 5TH Multilateral Initiatives of Malaria Pan-African Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Abstract no. M16.
  44. N Karunaweera, HVYD Siriwardana, G Sirimanna. 2009. Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 4th   World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 45.
  45. U Rajapaksa, R Hanwella, V de Silva, RL Ihalamulla, ND Karunaweera. 2009. Cutaneous  leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: Psycho-Social Impact. 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 642.
  46. N Karunaweera, MVC de Silva, HD Wijayaratne, MDS Lokuhetty, G Sirimanne, RL  Ihalamulla, Y Siriwardana. 2009. Histopathology of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L.donovani in Sri Lanka. 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 78.
  47. YD Siriwardana, S, Senanayake, KHW Weerasena, S Jayasinghe, ND Karunaweera. 2009. Epidemiological study of leishmaniasis in a selected area in Sri Lanka. 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 166.
  48. N Karunaweera, R Abeysinghe, C Porter, EM Dotson.  2009. Study on sandfly population in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in Sri Lanka. 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Lucknow, India. Abstract no. 384.
  49. ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, JW Barnwell, A Munasinghe, C King, F Kawamoto, D Hartl, DF Wirth (2008). Extensive genetic diversity in the human malaria parasite P.vivax. 57th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(6):634. Abstract.
  50. SC Senanayake, ND Karunaweera, W Abeywickrama (2008). Study on prevalence, distribution and behavioural aspects of the potential vector(s) of cutaneous leishmaniasis in selected areas of Sri Lanka. 57thAnnual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(6):842. Abstract.
  51. HVYD Siriwardana, NJ Beeching, ML Chance, HA Noyes, PA Bates, ND Karunaweera (2008).Genetically distinct L.donovani causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka.: A study on Leishmaniaspecies/strain variation. 57th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(6):549. Abstract.
  52. HVYD Siriwardana, G Sirimanne, PH Chandrawansa, C Udagedera, ND   Karuanweera (2008). Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: Study of Clinical Disease. 57th Annual meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(6):550. Abstract.
  53. HVYD Siriwardana, G Sirimanne, PH Chandrawansa, C Udagedera, ND Karuanweera (2008). Clinical spectrum of L.donovani in Sri Lanka. Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, PP4. Abstract.
  54. S Kannathasan, A Antonyrajan, KA Srikrishnaraj, SN Surendran, ND Karunaweera (2008). Prevalence and insecticicde resistance of members of the Anopheles subpictus species complex – the reported vector of malaria in Jaffna district. 15th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 15(1):C1. Abstract.
  55. S Kannathasan, KA Srikrishnaraj, SN Surendran, ND Karunaweera (2008). Species prevalence of exophilic anopheline mosquitoes in Jaffna district. 15th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 15(1):C2. Abstract.
  56. S Kannathasan, KA Srikrishnaraj, SN Surendran, ND Karunaweera (2008). Knowledge, attitude and practice towards malaria: a comparative study among public in high-risk and low-risk areas in Jaffna district. 15th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 15(1):C4. Abstract.
  57. S Kannathasan, A Antonyrajan, KA Srikrishnaraj, SN Surendran, ND Karunaweera (2008). Malaria risk map for Jaffna district: a GIS approach. 15th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 15(1):C5. Abstract.
  58. ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, DL Hartl, DW Wirth. (2008). Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivaxisolates from Sri Lanka. Wellcome Trust Conference on Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Abstract.
  59. HVYD Siriwardana, G Sirimanne, C Udagedera, PH Chandrawansa, AR Wickrmasinghe, ND Karuanweera. (2008). Clnical outcome of infection with L.donovani in Sri Lankan patients. Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association. Abstract OP61. (K. Rajasuriya prize for best paper in Tropical Medicine awarded).
  60. ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, DL Hartl, DW Wirth. (2007). Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivaxisolates from Sri Lanka. Annual meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, United Kingdom. Abstract.
  61. SK Wijesekera, ND Karunaweera, R Carter, KN Mendis (2007). Killing of intra-erythrocytic malaria parasites during a P.vivax malaria paroxysm is dependent upon T cell activation and IL-2.  Second International symposium of Infectious Diseases and Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya. Abstract.
  62. ND Karunaweera, MU Ferreira, DL Hartl, DW Wirth. (2006). Microsatellite diversity of Plasmodium vivax isolates from Sri Lanka. Annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 2006. Abstract.
  63. HVYD Siriwardana, NJ Beeching, ML Chance, HA Noyes, PA Bates, ND Karunaweera. (2005). Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: A new focus. Third World Congress on Leishmaniosis. Abstract.
  64. US Rajapaksa, RL Ihalamulla, ND Karunweera (2005). Study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. 118th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Abstract No.OP-45.
  65. US Rajapaksa, RL Ihalamulla, SR Perera, RPAS Rajapakshe, S Jayasinghe, G Sirimanne, C Udagedara, ND Karunaweera (2005). Mucosal tissue localization of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 118th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Abstract No.PP-11.
  66. PHD Kusumawathi, AR Wickermasinghe, ND Karunaweera, NJS Wijeyratne (2004). Cost analysis of application of Poecilia reticulata (guppy) and temephos in anopheline mosquito control in riverbed pools below the major dams in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 60th Annual session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Abstract No. 10A.
  67. RL Dewasurendra, LD Wanasekera, R Carter, ND Karunaweera (2004). Study of mediators of P.vivaxparoxysms. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-4.
  68. PHD Kusumawathi, AR Wickremasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJS Wijeyratne (2004). Anopheline species breeding in river bed pools below the major dams in Sri Lanka. Joint Academic Sessions-2004 Faculties of Science and Medicine, University of Colombo.  
  69. HVYD Siriwardana, RL Ihalmulla, S Jayasinghe, ML Chance, NJ Beeching, ND Karunaweera (2004). Spring Meeting and Malaria Meeting, British Society for Parasitology. Abstract No. SP62.
  70. SP Premaratne, ND Karunaweera, S Fernando, WSR Perera, RPAS Rajapasha (2004). A neural network architecture for automated recognition of intracellular malaria parasites in stained blood films.  Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-18. . (Wison Peiris Prize awarded).
  71. RPAS Rajapakshe, WSR Perera, RL Ihalamulle, S Jayasinghe, KH Weerasena, HBR Sajeewani, MG Thammitiyagodage, ND Karunaweera (2004). A descriptive study on public awareness of dirofilariasis.  Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. PP-6.
  72. WSR Perera, RPAS Rajapakshe, RL Ihalamulle, HVYD Siriwardane,  ND Karunaweera (2004). Evaluation of laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. PP-8.
  73. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail (2004). Socio-economic and behaviroul factors affecting the prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth infections in two low country tea plantations. Joint Academic Sessions-2004 Faculties of Science and Medicine, University of Colombo.
  74. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail. (2004). Seasonal variation in the incidence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in two low country tea plantations. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-5. (Second Prize for the best research paper awarded).
  75. RPAS Rajapakshe, WSR Perera, RL Ihalamulla, KH Weerasena, S Jayasinghe, HBR Sajeewani, MG Thamitiyagoda, ND Karunaweera. (2004). Study of human and canine dirofilariasis in a selected area in the Western province. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-6.
  76. WSR Perera, RPAS Rajapakshe, RL Ihalamulla, S Jayasinghe, HVYD Siriwardana, ND Karunaweera. (2004). Evaluation of laboratory techniques used for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. PP-2. (Prize for the best poster awarded).
  77. US Rajapaksa, ND Karunaweera (2004). Study of cutaeneous leishmaniasis in the Southern province of Sri Lanka.  Student Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Abstract no. OP14.
  78. RPAS Rajapakshe, WSR Perera, RL Ihalamulla, KH Weerasena, S Jayasinghe, HBR Sajeewani, MG Thamitiyagoda, ND Karunaweera. (2004). Study of dirofilariasis in the Western province. Student Scientific Session, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Abstract no. PP-1.
  79. US Rajapaksa, RL Ihalamulla, S Jayasinghe, C Udagedera, ND Karunaweera (2004). A case of mucosal tissue localization of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka.  Student Scientific Session, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Abstract no. PP-25.
  80. N D Karunaweera. (2003). Public lecture on ‘Leishmaniasis: Is it an established disease in Sri Lanka?’. Joint activity, Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science and Institute of Biology.
  81. ND Karunweera, RL Ihalamulla, CPG Liyanage. (2003). A simple clay device to maintain in vitro cultures of Leishmania. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-16. (Prof. Rajasuriya Award presented).
  82. HVYD Siriwardane, RL Ihalamulla, F Pratlong, JP Dedet, ND Karunaweera (2003). Leishmania donovaniis the causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-11.
  83. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail (2003). Rainfall and wet-   days: are they indicators of Ascaris disease prevalence? Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. PP-16.
  84. ND Karunaweera, LD Wanasekera, KN Mendis, R Carter. (2003). Heat stable lipid activity is involved in aP.vivax paroxysm associated phenomenon. Spring meeting and Malaria meeting of the British Society for Parasitology, Manchester, United Kingdom. Abstract no. M17.
  85. HVYD Siriwardane, RL Ihalamulla, F Pratlong, JP Dedet, ND Karunaweera (2003). A study on cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. Abstract no. OP-14. (2nd Prize for the best paper awarded).
  86. PHD Kusumawathie, AR Wickramasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJS   Wijeratne (2003). Feasibility of utilization of Poecilia reticulata (Guppy) for anopheline mosquito control in river-bed pools below the Kotmale dam, Sri Lanka. Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract No. 005/A.
  87. SD Fernando, ND Karunaweera, WP Fernando, N Attanayake and AR Wickramasinghe (2003). Effectiveness and cost analysis of Rapid Whole Blood Immunochromatographic Pf/Pv assay for the diagnosis of P.vivax malaria in two rural areas of Sri Lanka. Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract No. 006/A.
  88. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis, ND Karunaweera (2003). Parasite-derived lipids as a putative toxins in P.vivax malaria? Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract No. 040/A.
  89. HVYD Siriwardana, ND Karunaweera (2003). A study of cutaneous  leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Section A, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract No. 031/A.
  90. L D Wanasekera, R Carter, K N Mendis and N D Karunaweera  (2002). Pathogenesis of P.vivax malaria : Role of host and parasite factors. Congress on P.vivax malaria research: 2002 and beyond. Bangkok, Thailand.
  91. H V Y D Siriwardana and N D Karunaweera (2002). Study on clinical pattern and risk factors of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. OP16.
  92. K Weerasuriya, B M R Fernadopulle, C L Weeraratne, N D Karunaweera (2002). Efficacy of a five day course of primaquine in prevention of relapses in P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions. PP-4.
  93. D Fernando, P Fernando, N D Karunaweera (2002). Evaluation of rapid whole blood immunochromatographic Pf/Pv assay for the diagnosis of P.falciparum, P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. OP1. [3rd prize awarded].
  94. HVYD Siriwardene, N D Karunaweera (2002). Clinical patterns and risk factors of an emerging parasitic disease in Sri Lanka: Cutaneous leishmaniasis. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions.  OP2.
  95. GSA Gunawardena, ND Karunaweera, MM Ismail (2002). Some socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting the prevalence of Ascaris infection in a low country estate. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,Annual Academic Sessions. OP3.
  96. PHD Kusumawathi, AR Wickramasinghe, N D Karunaweera (2002). Importance of private health sector in malaria surveillance, a case study in Nuwara-eliya district, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,Annual Academic Sessions. OP4.
  97. ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla, S Jayasinghe, SP Kumarasinghe, DSCTR Dissanayake, LSR Arambawela (2002). Larvicidal effect of plant-derived products: potential therapeutic agents in the management of wound myiasis. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. OP18.
  98. DGM Hemantha, HVYD Siriwardena, C Galahitiyawa, M Wijerathna, ND Karunaweera, (2002). A case report on hydatid disease in a Sri Lankan patient. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. PP4.
  99. ND Karunaweera, L Mendis (2002). Study on the evaluation method of the introductory basic sciences module. International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Abstract no:OP9.
  100. STC Mahawithanage, AR Wickramasinghe, ND Karuanweera (2002). Association between nutritional status and malarial infections in children from a malaria endemic area of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract no:013/A.
  101. PHD Kusumawathi, AR Wickramasinghe, ND Karunaweera, MJS Wijeratne (2002). Larvivorous potential of fish species found in river-bed pools below major dams in Kandy and Nuwara eliya districts of Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract no:017/A.
  102. DAR Premasiri, DS Premasiri, ND Karunaweera, AR Wickramasinghe (2002). Association between malaria vectors and climatic factors in a malaria endemic region of Southern Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Abstract no:023/A.
  103. N D Karunaweera, R L Ihalamulla, Jayasinghe S Jayasinghe and S P W Kumarasinghe (2001). Active ingredient of turpentine (LAWS): an alternate agent for treatment of wound myiasis. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. (1).
  104. N D Karunaweera, R L Ihalamulla and S P W Kumarasinghe (2001). Worms in bananas: are they really harmless? Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. (2).
  105. L D Wanasekera, R Carter, K N Mendis and N D Karunaweera  (2001). White blood cell aggregation: A possible mechanism for peripheral leukopaenia in P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. (3).
  106. STC Mahawithanage, AR Wickremasinghe and ND Karunaweera  (2001). Haematological indices in childhood malarial infections. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. (4).
  107. GSA Gunawardene, ND Karunaweera and MM Ismail (2001). Seasonal variation in the incidence ofAscaris infection in a low country estate – Preliminary observations. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions. (5). [3rd prize awarded].
  108. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera  (2001). Lipids of parasite origin mediate clinical disease in P.vivax malaria. Gordon Research Conference on Malaria, Oxford, U.K.
  109. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera  (2001). Mediators of clinical disease inP.vivax malaria infections involve lipids of parasite origin. Second International Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  110. LD Wanasekera, NM Anstey, R Carter and ND Karunaweera  (2001). Nitric oxide – a mediator of clinical disease in P.vivax infections. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-023.
  111. STC Mahawithanage, AR Wickramasinghe and ND Karunaweera (2001). Nutritional status in children with malaria. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-021.
  112. ND Karuanweera, LD Wanasekera,  KN Mendis and R Carter (2000).  White blood cell aggregation marks the paroxysm in P.vivax infections. International Fellows’ Meeting, The Wellcome Trust,Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Poster).
  113. ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla and SPW Kumarasinghe (2000). Worms in bananas: Are they really harmless? 113 th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association. (Poster).
  114. ND Karunaweera (2000). Guest lecture. Drug resistance in malaria. 113 th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association
  115. ND Karuanweera, LD Wanasekera, KN Mendis and R Carter (2000).  White blood cell aggregation marks the paroxysms in P.vivax infections. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions.
  116. AS Dissanaike, PR Anthonis, AH Sheriffdeen, RL Ihalamulla, ND Karunaweera, T De S Naotunne (2000). Sparganosis in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Annual Academic Sessions.
  117. WD Wanasekera, R Carter, K Mendis and ND Karunaweera (2000). Mediators of clinical disease inP.vivax infections involve lipids of parasite origin. Oxford 2000, Joint meeting ‘New challenges in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology’, Oxford, U.K. (Poster). 
  118. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera  (2000). Characterisation of parasite factors which mediate paroxysms in P.vivax infections.  Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-218.
  119. SPW Kumarasinghe, RL Ihalamulla and ND Karunaweera (1999). A study of cutaneous myiasis.  Sri Lanka association of Dermatologists.
  120. ND Karuanweera, LD Wanasekera,  KN Mendis and R Carter (1999).  White blood cell aggregation: A phenomenon associated with paroxysms in P.vivax infections. Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand
  121. ND Karunaweera, RL Ihalamulla, SPW Kumarasinghe and S Wijekoon (1999). An in vitro study of extracts of Pongamia pinnata (Karanda) and  Azadirachta indica (‘Kohomba’) leaves on Chrysomyia megacephala larvae. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-20.
  122. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera  (1998). Study of factors which mediate clinical disease in P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.
  123. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karuanaweera (1998). Cytokine-mediated white blood cell aggregation marks the paroxysm in P.vivax infections. British Society of Parasitology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Poster).
  124. LD Wanasekera, R Carter, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera  (1998). Study of factors which mediate clinical disease in P.vivax malaria.  Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-01.
  125. MP Kyaw, ND Karunaweera, SAM Kularathne, T De S Naotunne, M Lwin, T Swe and KN Mendis (1998). Levels of tumour necrosis factor and soluble TNF receptors in severe and complicated falciparum malaria with multi-organ dysfunction. Myanmar Health Research Congress.
  126. ND Karunaweera, KN Mendis and R Carter (1997). Study of pathogenic mediators in malaria infection plasma. Second global meet on parasitic diseases, Hyderabad, India. O-7.4.
  127. K Andarage, KN Mendis and ND Karunaweera (1997). Study of clinical symptoms associated with paroxysms in Plasmodium vivax malaria. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-07.
  128. ND Karunaweera, R Carter, GE Grau and KN Mendis (1996). Naturally acquired clinical immunity toP.vivax malaria is distinct from anti-parasite immunity. PCC Garnham Commemoration Meeting (joint meeting of the Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, U.K.), Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  129. ND Karunaweera (1996). The potential for the use of future malaria vaccine(s) in Sri Lanka. Meeting of the Asian scientists with IMMAL, World Health Organization, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  130. ND Karunaweera, SK wijesekera, KN Mendis and R Carter (1996). Study of in vitro effects of factors associated with clinical disease in P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-28.
  131. ND Karunaweera, R Carter and KN Mendis (1994). Study of clinical disease and clinical immunity to human P.vivax malaria and their association with cytokines. Meeting on Clinical Disease and Pathogenesis in Malaria, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
  132. ND Karunaweera, R Carter and KN Mendis (1992). Definition of clinical disease in, and anti-disease immunity to human P.vivax malaria. XIIIth International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria,Pattaya, Thailand.       
  133. ND Karunaweera, R Carter and KN Mendis (1991). Mechanisms of clinical disease in human P.vivaxmalaria. Sri Lanka Collage of Microbiologists.
  134. ND Karunaweera, L Perera, GMG Kapilananda, CP Gamage, MU Kularatne, GE Grau, R Carter and KN Mendis (1991). Studies on clinical or anti-disease immunity to P.vivax malaria. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-18.
  135. ND Karunaweera, R Carter and KN Mendis (1991). Effects of cytokines in parasite killing and clinical disease in malaria. International meeting on malaria, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Poster).
  136. KN Mendis, T Naotunne, ND Karunaweera, G Del Giudice, G Grau and R Carter (1990). Cytokines kill malaria parasites during infection crisis: extracellular complementary factors essential. VIIth International Congress of Parasitology, Paris. Abstracts. Ed. J M Doby.
  137. R Goonewardene, ND Karunaweera, R Carter, CP Gamage, KLRL Perera, J Rajakaruana, G Del Giudice, P Udagama, PH David, G Grau and KN Mendis (1990). Human immune responses to P.vivaxmalaria: evidence of immunosuppression following prolonged exposure to endemic malaria. VIIth International Congress of Parasitology, Paris. Abstracts. Ed. J M Doby.
  138. KN Mendis, T De S Naotunne, ND Karunaweera, G Del Giudice, MU Kularatne, GE Grau and R Carter (1990). Cytokines and associated complementary serum factors kill sexual stages of malaria parasites during natural infection: reduced induction of these parasite killing factors associated with clinical immunity to malaria. Presented at the SWG IMMAL meeting on Transmission Blocking Immunity in Malaria, Geneva.
  139. ND Karunaweera, R Carter, G Del Giudice, MU Kularatne, D Kwiatkowski, GE Grau and KN Mendis (1990). Serum mediated parasite killing effect and clinical symptoms in P.vivax malaria are associated with tumour necrosis factor and complementary factor(s). Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. A-15. 

Workshops, Conferences, Symposia Organized:

  • Ethical responsibilities of reviewers: Workshop on ‘Reviewing research articles: are we doing it right?’. Organized by National Science and Technology Commission and Young Scientists Forum, 25th April 2014, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo.
  • Update on leishmaniasis: Seminar on Prevention and Control of Vector-borne diseases, Ministry of Health and World Health Organization country office in Sri Lanka. 1st April, 2014. BMICH, Colombo. 
  • ‘Leishmaniasis update’ in Symposium on Current Trends in Tropical Medicine, Golden Jubilee and 36th Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine. 8th February 2014. Kandy.
  • Second International Colloquium on Leishmaniasis – 25th-26th March 2013, Auditorium, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA), Colombo. Sponsored through the Indo-Sri Lanka Collaborative Program in Science and Technology.
  • Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. 4th October 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.  Chair, Organizing Committee.
  • Workshop on ‘Supervisor Skills in Research’ on 8th February 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.
  • Workshop on ‘Introduction to Post-graduate Research’ on 6th -7th February 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.

Guest Lectures, Keynote Addresses, Presidential Addresses, Chairing of Scientific Sessions, Resource Person at workshops:

  • ‘Joint workshop on Women in Science Education and Research, Second Summit of the South Asian Science Academies, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. 24th to 27th September 2013. Session Chair.
  • Use of ICT in higher education. Second Summit of the South Asian Science Academies, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. 24th to 27th September 2013. Guest Lecture.
  • ‘Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria’, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Welcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 5th to 8th June 2013. Session Chair.  
  • Workshop on ‘Supervisor Skills in Research’ on 8th February 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Resource Person.
  • Workshop on ‘Introduction to Post-graduate Research’ on 6th -7th February 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Resource Person.