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 Prof Ajith Peiris Malalasekera

Biography

  

Positions 

 

 

Position

Address

From

To

Professor in Urology in the Department of Anatomy

Faculty of Medicine, UoC

 

2017 March

 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy

 

 2006 February

 2017 March

Head of Department of Anatomy   2014 2017
Council member of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka (2015, 2016, 2017) – Editor   2015 2017
Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons   

(2010, 2011,2015,2016, 2017)

 
 Consultant Urological Surgeon

 

 2006 onwards

 

Education & Training

Degrees, Diplomas etc.

Date Conferred

Results(give Class or Grade)

 MRCS (Lond)

 16th March 2006, Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK

 

 MS in Surgery (Col) 

 1st March 2003, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri lanka

 

 MBBS 

1st June 1996, University of Colombo,Sri Lanka.

Upper second class honours

Honors, Awards and Grants

 

 

Honors

Fellowships  

Fellow of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka
March 2013, The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka
Travel fellow for British Society of Gastroenterology sessions in Birmingham, March 2002.
Travel fellow for British Society of Gastroenterology sessions in Glasgow, March 2001

Awards 

 

Grants

 

Research with abstracts

Publications – Journal articles    

  1. Malalasekera A, Beneragama T, Kanesu S, Sahathevan V, Jayasekara R. Extra and Intramuscular Distribution of the Thoracodorsal Nerve with Regard to Nerve Reconstruction Surgeries. J Reconstr Microsurg 2016; 32(05): 358-360 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1579541
  2. Samarakoon LB, Guruge MH, Jayasekara M, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ, Jayasekara RW. Anatomical landmarks for safer carpal tunnel decompression: an experimental cadaveric study. Patient Saf Surg. 2014; 17;8(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1754-9493-8-8.
  3. Malalasekera AP. Erectile dysfunction – the old and the new. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(3): 3-8 
  4. AP Malalasekera, JC Goddard, TR Terry. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce simulating recurrent penile cancer. Urology. 2007 Mar; 69(3):576.e13-4. 
  5. AP Malalasekera, MHJ Ariyaratne, R Fernando, D Perera, KI Deen. Cost accounting in a surgical unit in a teaching hospital – a pilot study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003; 48:71-74.
  6. AP Malalasekera. High-pressure chronic retention. Sri Lanka Journal of Urology 2003; 4:6-9.
  7. AP Malalasekera and KI Deen. Relief of large bowel obstruction with a self-expanding metal stent. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2000; 18:26-27. 
  8. J Kudalugoda Arachchi, Malalasekera AP, GM Premaratne, RD Lanerolle, R Sheriff. Spot urine tests for proteinuria: are they accurate. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1998; 31(1and 2):56-57.


Peer reviewed publications / Scientific Magazines / Newsletters

  1. AP Malalasekera. Management of Renal Colic. The Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2008; 16(1):9-11.

Research Interests

 

Appointments

 

 

 

Appointments

 

Memberships

 

Undergraduate

 

Postgraduate

 

Projects

  

Publications

 

 

Books/Book Chapter 

 
  • Rai Jaskarn, Malalasekera Ajith, Terry Timothy, Deane Anthony. The urinary tract. In: Skinner DV, Driscoll PA, eds. ABC of Major Trauma, 4th ed. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2013:71-77. 
  • KI Deen, AP Malalasekera. The patient’s guide to haemorrhoids. Department of Surgery, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, 1st Edition, 2000. (ISBN-955-97230-0-6)

Conference Paper 

 Communications At Scientific Meetings

International

  1. AP Malalasekera. Construction of urological stomas: The finer points. Asian Ostomy 2012; 7(1):65-66. (Published full paper)
  2. AP Malalasekera, G Ratnayake and KI Deen. Prospective randomised controlled trial of emergent haemorrhoidectomy versus conservative management in prolapsed thrombosed haemorrhoids. Poster presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology sessions in Birmingham, March 2002.
  3. AP Malalasekera and KI Deen. Is terminal ileal intubation essential to ensure complete colonoscopy? Poster presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology sessions in Glasgow, March 2001.
  4. VHW Dissanayaka, AP Malalasekera, S Goonewardena, RW Jayasekera. Computer assisted learning in gross anatomy: a student viewpoint. Presentation at the MIC-2000 Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics
National 
  1. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Rathnayake YWPP, Kuruwitaarachchi DKT, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. Maximum deviation of the marginal mandibular nerve from the inferior angle of the mandible. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 61. (Poster presentation at Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2016)
  2. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Rathnayake YWPP, Kuruwitaarachchi DKT, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. The lateral thoracic vein as a reliable landmark to approach the thoracodorsal pedicle. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 53. (Poster presentation at Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2016)
  3. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Prasanni WDD, Weerakoon DN, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. A new surface landmark for the digital nerves.The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 61. (Poster presentation at Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2016)
  4. Mathangasinghe Y, Ranatunga MM, Rathnayake DS, Randunu LYP, Anthony DJ, Karunathilake I, Malalasekera AP. Correlation of knowledge regarding breast cancer and awareness and practices of cancer screening with the stage of the disease. The Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2016. 38(1): p. 29. (Poster presentation at Annual Academic Sessions of the College of S Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Sri Lanka, 2016)
  5. P Wijerathne HGPK, Malalasekera AP, Sirisena UND, Kumaraguru K, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW, Chromosomal abnormalities in a cohort of infertile men Colombo. Poster presentation at the 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, May 2015.
  6. Perera RTA, Wijesinghe HD, Malalasekera AP, Lokuhetty MDS. Renal cell carcinoma with rhabdoid morphology. Diagnostic pathology update and junior academy international conference 2014, August 27th -29th 2014, Sri Lanka.
  7. Karunarathne DA, Malalasekera AP. Comparison of cervical rotation in competitive swimmers in Nondescripts cricket club swimming pool Colombo 07 Sri Lanka. 44th Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 14th - 17th October 2012, Sri Lanka.
  8. K L G Chrishmalie, P Nanayakkarawasam, A Malalasekara. Prevalence of urinary incontinence, awareness and compliance to a pelvic floor exercise programme by pregnant women at a peripheral hospital. 44th Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 14th - 17th October 2012, Sri Lanka.
  9. Chandrasekera S.K.,Watson G.M, De Zylva T.S.U, Malalasekera A.P, Peiris H.Holmium laser (holaser) lithotripsy for urinary stones – our initial experience in Sri Lanka. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2010.
  10. Malalasekera AP, Jayasundare JMNRK, Perera ND. Penile prosthesis surgery for erectile dysfunction - a viable option for Sri Lankan patients. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2010.
  11. JDMS Amarasooriya, AP Malalasekera, K Karunaratne, DJ Anthony, RW Jayasekara, JANS Ranasinghe. A descriptive study of the dimensions of the footprint and the position of attachment of the anterior cruciate ligament. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2008. 
  12. AP Malalasekera and SAS Goonewardena. Surgical causes of renal impairment: Is treatment outcome satisfactory? Poster presentation at the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association – March 2004.
  13. AP Malalasekera. High Pressure Chronic Retention – An update. Presentation at the CME sessions of the Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons, June 2003.
  14. AP Malalasekera, G Ratnayake and KI Deen. Prospective randomised controlled trial of emergent haemorrhoidectomy versus conservative management in prolapsed thrombosed haemorrhoids. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2001.
  15. ASND Perera, AP Malalasekera, KURA Banagala and GL Punchihewa. Management outcome of distal radius fractures. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2001.
  16. AP Malalasekera, MHJ Ariyaratne, R Fernando, D Perera, KI Deen. How much does it cost to have an operation in the health service? Results of a prospective pilot study. Poster presentation at the International Conference and Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2000.
  17. AP Malalasekera and KI Deen. Is terminal ileal intubation essential to ensure complete colonoscopy? Presentation at the International Conference and Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2000.
  18. AP Malalasekera. Case report: Ulcerative colitis and Pyoderma gangrenosum. Presentation at the monthly clinical meeting of the SLMA, 2000.
  19. J Kudalugoda Arachchi, AP Malalasekera, GM Premaratne, RD Lanerolle and MHR Sheriff. Spot urine tests for proteinuria: are they accurate? Oral presentation at the academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), 1999.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  1. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Rathnayake YWPP, Kuruwitaarachchi DKT, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. Maximum deviation of the marginal mandibular nerve from the inferior angle of the mandible.The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 61.
  2. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Rathnayake YWPP, Kuruwitaarachchi DKT, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. The lateral thoracic vein as a reliable landmark to approach the thoracodorsal pedicle. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 53.
  3. Mathangasinghe Y, Basnayake BMOD, Gagana NMPG, Prasanni WDD, Weerakoon DN, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ. A new surface landmark for the digital nerves.The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2016. 34(1): p. 61.
  4. Mathangasinghe Y, Ranatunga MM, Rathnayake DS, Randunu LYP, Anthony DJ, Karunathilake I, Malalasekera AP. Correlation of knowledge regarding breast cancer and awareness and practices of cancer screening with the stage of the disease. The Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2016. 38(1): p. 29. 
  5. AP Malalasekera, G Ratnayake, KI Deen. A prospective randomised controlled trial of conservative management versus operation in prolapsed thrombosed haemorrhoids. GUT 50, A60-A60
  6. AP Malalasekera, KI Deen. Is terminal ileal intubation essential to ensure complete colonoscopy? GUT 48, A99-A99


Journal Paper 

 

  1. Malalasekera A, Beneragama T, Kanesu S, Sahathevan V, Jayasekara R. Extra and Intramuscular Distribution of the Thoracodorsal Nerve with Regard to Nerve Reconstruction Surgeries. J Reconstr Microsurg 2016; 32(05): 358-360 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1579541
  2. Samarakoon LB, Guruge MH, Jayasekara M, Malalasekera AP, Anthony DJ, Jayasekara RW. Anatomical landmarks for safer carpal tunnel decompression: an experimental cadaveric study. Patient Saf Surg. 2014; 17;8(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1754-9493-8-8.
  3. Malalasekera AP. Erectile dysfunction – the old and the new. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(3): 3-8 
  4. AP Malalasekera, JC Goddard, TR Terry. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce simulating recurrent penile cancer. Urology. 2007 Mar; 69(3):576.e13-4. 
  5. AP Malalasekera, MHJ Ariyaratne, R Fernando, D Perera, KI Deen. Cost accounting in a surgical unit in a teaching hospital – a pilot study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003; 48:71-74.
  6. AP Malalasekera. High-pressure chronic retention. Sri Lanka Journal of Urology 2003; 4:6-9.
  7. AP Malalasekera and KI Deen. Relief of large bowel obstruction with a self-expanding metal stent. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2000; 18:26-27. 
  8. J Kudalugoda Arachchi, Malalasekera AP, GM Premaratne, RD Lanerolle, R Sheriff. Spot urine tests for proteinuria: are they accurate. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1998; 31(1and 2):56-57.

Teaching Areas

 

 

Undergraduate

 

Anatomy

Clinical and surgical anatomy

Urological surgery

Postgraduate

 

Anatomy

Clinical and surgical anatomy

Urological surgery

Other

  

Current Teaching

 

Teaching History

INVITED LECTURES:

National

  1. Male health update. Lecture at the 43rd Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL), on 15th October 2017. 
  2. Anatomy curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. First National Symposium on “Current Trends in Anatomy Curricula”, November 2016, Faculty of Medicine, Karapitiya. 
  3. The gaseous kidney: emphysematous pyelonephritis. Plenary lecture at the 11th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons, November 2016, Colombo.
  4. Erectile dysfunction – Everyday medicine for Family Physicians” session of the 49th Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 22nd September, 2016.
  5. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis – 5th International Urological Meeting 22-23 May, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
  6. Problematic Andrological Cases. Urology symposium. The Kandy Society of Medicine, 38th Annual Academic Sessions, 12th February, 2016, Kandy. 
  7. Sexual Rehabilitation – Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Network. 18th September, 2014, Colombo. 
  8. Indications and outcomes of surgery for erectile dysfunction. Sexual Medicine Conference of the South Asian Society of Sexual Medicine in collaboration with the SLMA. July 15th, 2014. 
  9. Sexual Rehabilitation – Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Network. 12th October, 2013, Colombo. 
  10. Sexual Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord injury Patients. Inaugural Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Network. 19th October, 2012, Colombo. 
  11. Sexual dysfunction in men - beyond medical management. Symposium on Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine, SLMA 125th Anniversary international Medical Congress, 2-6th July 2012, Colombo. 
  12. Common male sexual dysfunctions - beyond medical management. Symposium on sexual medicine and contraception, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Central Regional Conference, 18 & 19 May 2012, Kandy. 
  13. Construction of urological stomas.- the finer points. Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation. February 12, 2012, Colombo. 
  14. Erectile dysfunction…beyond medical management. Post congress sessions on Sexual Medicine at the 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. June 08, 2011, Colombo.
  15. Role of surgery in the management of Erectile Dysfunction. Post congress sessions on Sexual Medicine at the 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. June 04, 2010, Colombo.
  16. Surgical management of Erectile Dysfunction: Workshop on Male Sexual Dysfunction – Kandy Society of Medicine in association with Family Planning Association. May 31, 2010, Kandy.
  17. Male infertility: what’s out there? – SLAUS Annual Scientific Sessions December 11, 2010, Colombo.

 

Resource Person

  • Anatomy of surgical exposure – tutor. James Cook University, Australia. Oct 30, 31 Nov 1, 2015.

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