Professor Kusum de Abrew

Ongoing case studies

·         Minimum dose of metformin to control blood glucose in type 2 diabetes.

·         Reasons for poor compliance to oral antidiabetic agents.

·         Reasons for poor control of blood glucose in type 2 diabetic patients on oral antidiabetic agents.

·         Reasons for poor control of blood glucose in type 2 diabetics on insulin therapy.

Research completed (awaiting Publication)

·         Diabetic nephropathy

Research completed in print 

·         Clinical profile in type 2 diabetes in relation to the body mass index.


Dr. Priyadarshani Galappatthy

Ongoing research

·         Protoocol ART 621-223 titled A factorial-design, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose optimisation study to investigate the safety, efficacy immunogenicity and pharmacokinetics of ART621 following multiple dose administration in subjects diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis concomitantly taking methotrexate

·         Randomised controlled Clinical trial of efficacy and safety of rituximab vs lefunamide in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

·         Evaluation of workplace behaviours of intern medical officers in the Colombo group of hospitals

·         Long term outcome of patients with systemic lupus Erythematosus

·         A study of patients with Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and their long term outcome

·         An evaluation of the impact of the portfolio introduced as a new assessment tool for the internship period of internal Pharmacists  


Dr.Shalini Sri Ranganathan:

Ongoing research

·         Availability, accessibility and affordability of paediatric essential medicines in Sri Lanka.

·         Current situation of availability and quality use of oral paediatric medicines in Sri Lanka.

·         Quality indicators of pharmaceuticals issued by the Medical Supplies Department to Public Sector Hospitals.

·         Formulation of child friendly dosage forms.

·         Lithium: Therapeutic drug monitoring and factors influencing sub and supra therapeutic levels.


Dr. Chamari Weeraratne:

Ongoing research

·         Medicine information needs of visually impaired consumers.

·         Problems encounted by individuals with visual and hearing impairment in use of medicine and strategies adopted by them to overcome these.