Personal information

Name – Prof. Aurelia Jennifer Perera
Designation - Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology
Gender – Female
Civil Status – Married


Academic Record 

  • M.B.B.S. (University of Colombo) - June    1979
  • MD Microbiology (University of Colombo) - March 1984
  • Consultant Microbiologist (Post Graduate Institute of Medicine) - June    1986
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies (University of Colombo) - April    2001
  • Certificate in medical education (University of Dundee, UK)
  • Diploma in medical education (University of Dundee, UK)

Research Interests

  • Conventional and molecular methods for the diagnosis of tuberculosis
  • Detection of drug resistance mutants in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistance among common bacterial pathogens
  • Infection control in hospitals
  • Research on women’s health and women’s rights

Clinical Trial Experience

Jennifer Perera  & Seneviratne H R, Econazole and clotrimazole in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis - a double blind comparative study. The Ceylon Medical Journal,  1994, 39 : 132-134.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7820892

Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

(1)               Jennifer Perera, Cryptosporidium associated childhood diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.  The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1988,  33 : 101-104.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3233700

(2)               Jennifer Perera & Lucas G N, Cryptospridiosis - Oocyst shedding and infection in household contacts. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1990, 35 : 11-14.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2361224 

(3)               Naotunne T de S, Rajakulendran S, Abeywickrama W, Kulasiri de S, Jennifer Perera, Premaratne U N, Atygalle D & Mendis K N, Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka - An imported disease linked to the Middle East employment boom. Tropical and Geographical Medicine, Amsterdam, 1990, 42 : 72-74

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2260200 

(4)               Jennifer Perera, Cryptosporidiosis. Leading article, The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1990, 35 : 133-135.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2285961 

(5)               Jennifer Perera, Ranjithan C & Gamage S, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus  in special care units. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1992, 37 : 12-15. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1581989

(6)               Nirmalan M, Jennifer Perera  & Ratnasooriya W D, Effects of transcutaneous needle stimulation on the immune response in rabbits. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1992, 37 : 120-122.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1486646 

(7)               Jennifer Perera  & Perera C, Fungal infections in a paediatric dermatology clinic. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1993, 38 : 75 - 77.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8370091 

(8)               Jennifer Perera, normal microbial flora of the pharyngeal mucosa. Ceylon  Journal of Medical Sciences, 1993, 36 : 33-37. 

(9)               Jennifer Perera, Microbiological patterns in vaginitis. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1994, 39 : 92-95.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7923459

(10)            Jennifer Perera  & Seneviratne H R, Econazole and clotrimazole in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis - a double blind comparative study. The Ceylon Medical Journal,  1994, 39 : 132-134.

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7820892

(11)            Jennifer Perera, Chandrasekharan N V & Karunanayake E H,  Sample     preparation for the PCR based detection of M  tuberculosis in sputum specimens. The South East Asian  Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health,  1994, 25(4) : 693 - 697.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7667715 

(12)            Jennifer Perera & Clayton Y, Incidence, species distribution and antifungal sensitivity pattern of vaginal yeasts.  Mycoses 1994, 37 : 357 -360. 

(13)            Jennifer Perera, Wijekoon P N B & Gamage S, Primary drug resistant tuberculosis in the Central Chest Clinic, Colombo.  The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1996,  41 : 51 – 54

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8771943

(14)            Jennifer Perera, Wijekoon P N B & Gamage. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sri Lanka. Supplement to JAMA 1993,  596 -599

(15)            Jennifer Perera, Withana N, Seneviratne H R, Neonatal conjunctivitis: aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences, 1996, 39(2) 69-  73

(16)            Jennifer Perera,  Dias N, Amarasiri A, Health care and housing for prisoners. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1998, 43: 43-45

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9624846

(17)            De Silva K S H, Gunatunga M W, Jennifer Perera , Jayamaha J M N R  Can Group A ß haemolytic streptococcal sore throats be identified clinically? The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1998; 43 : 196 - 199.

(18)            Wesumperuma, Jennifer Perera, Pharoah P O D and Hart C A,  The influence of prematurity and low birth weight on transplacental antibody transfer in Sri Lanka.    Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 1999; 93 (2) : 169 - 177.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10474642

(19)            Jennifer Perera, Magana Arachchi D N,  The optimum relative centrifugal force and centrifugation time for improved sensitivity of smear and culture for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum.  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1999, 93, 1- 5.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10674089

(20)            Hoon Song JAE (Korea), Ryoji Yosida (Japan), Anan Congthaleong (Thailand), Cheng-Hsun Chiu (Thailand)  Jennifer Perera  (Sri Lanka), Usman Chatib Warsa (Indonesia), Michael R Jacobes (USA), Lalitha M K (India), Faida Jamal (Malaysia), TeTeow Yee (Singapore)  Spread of drug resistant S pneumoniae in Asian countries : Asia Network for Surveillance of Resistant pathogens (ANSORP) study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1999; 28: 1206 - 11.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15155207 

(21)            Jennifer Perera   Letters to the Editor - A preliminary study on neonatal septeciamia in a tertiary referral hospital paediatric unit. The Ceylon Medical Journal.  1999; 44 : 145 - 6.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10676005

(22)            Jennifer Perera, Jayawardene I, Mendis L and Abeyratne K,  Intestinal parasites and diarrhoea in a Children's Hospital in Sri Lanka.  Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences. (1999); 42; 7 - 12.

(23)            Nam Yong Lee, Jae Hoon Song, Perera J etal, Carriage of antibiotic resistant pneumococci among asian children: A multinational surveillance by the Asian Network for Surveillance of resistant pathogens (ANSORP) Clinical Infectious Diseases 2001: 32 : 1463 -9

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11317248

(24)            Ihalamulla RL, Siriwardana HYV, Gamage S, Perera AJ and Karunaweera ND  First successful in vitro culture of autochthonous Leishmania sp in Sri Lanka.  The Ceylon Medical Journal 2002, 58.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12140880

(25)            Palihawadana, Wickramasinghe AR and Perera J   Strategies for immunisation against rubella : evidence from a study in the Kalutara District. The Ceylon Medical Journal (2002)  47(1) : 52 - 7

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12140879

(26)            Jennifer Perera, Bernadene Perera and Sirithilak Gamage, Seroconversion after  hepatitis B vaccination in healthy young adults, and the effect of a booster dose.   The Ceylon Medical Journal 2002  ; 47(1) : 6 - 8.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12001615

(27)            Welgama U, wickramasinghe C, Perera Jennifer. A study of varicella zoster virus infection in the Infectious diseases Hospital, Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Medical Journal  2003 : 48 ( 4) 119 – 121.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15125402

(28)            Enoka Corea, Tharangi de Silva and Jennifer Perera  Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus : prevalence, incidence and risk factors associated with colonisation. J of Hospital Infection  2003, 55 : 145  - 148.

(29)            Palihawadana P, Wickramasinghe AR, Perera J Seroprevalence of rubella antibosdies among pregnant females in Sri Lanka. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public health 34 (2) : 398 – 404.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12971571

(30)            Perera Jennifer, de Silva T, Gange H. Knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes on induced abortion and family planning among Sri Lankan Women seeking termination of pregnancy.  The Ceylon Medical Journal  2004 : 49 (1) 14 -17.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15255322

(31)            Song J H, Perera J et al. Fluoroquinolone resistance in clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Asian countries.  Microbial Drug Resistance. 2004 Vol 10, No 1 p 37 – 42

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15140392 

(32)            Song J H, Perera J  et al. High prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among clinical  Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Asia (an ANSORP study)  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, June 2004, 48 (6)Page 2101 – 2107.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15155207

(33)            Song J H, Perera J. et al Clinical outcomes of pneumococcal pneumonia caused by antibiotic resistant strains in Asian countries : A study by the Asian Network for surveillance of resistant pathogens. (Major article)  Clinical Infectious Diseases; 2004 : 38; June 1570 – 1578. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15156445

(34)            Perera J, Galaboda D P, Gunawardene G. Ethical Review Committees in Sri Lanka : A national framework is required. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences, 2005:48 : 61 – 65.

(35)            Amarasinghe MP, Appuhamy HDSCP, Arandara DC, Perera J. A study of sexual harassment of women using public transport.in Gender Society and Change. Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), 2005, Sri Lanka.

(36)            Seneviratne SL,  Perera Jennifer. Fever epidemic moves into Sri Lanka. British Medical Journal  2006, 333, 1220 -1221

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17158394 

(37)            Seneviratne SL, Perera Jennifer, Wijewickrama A. New laws to strengthen tobacco control in Sri Lanka: a step in the correct direction.  British Medical Journal  14th December 2006 (rapid response paper)

(38)            Seneviratne SL, Wijayaratne CN, Perera J. Risk of chikungunya or dengue infections in pregnant women. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007, 114, 781-782

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17516985

(39)            Seneviratne SL, Gurugama P, Perera Jennifer. Chikungunya Viral infection: An emerging problem. J of Travel Medicine  2007, 14(5)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17883463

(40)            Seneviratne SL, Perera Jennifer, Wijeratne CN. Dengue infections and pregnancy: caution in interpreting high rates of premature deliveries and maternal mortality. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2007, 38(1) : 195 -196

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17539267

(41)            Magana-Arachchi D, Perera J, Gamage S, Chandrasekharan V  (2008)  Low cost in-house PCR for the routine diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.  Int J Tuberc Lund Dis, 13(3) : 275-280.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18284832

(42)            Rajapaksa US, Victor TC, Perera AJ, Warren RM, Senevirathne SM (2008) Molecular diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Sri Lanka.   Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  (2008)  Volume 102(10) , Pages 997 – 1002.

(43)            Chen Yen Kuo, Lin Hui Su, Perera J, Carolos C. Tan Ban Hock, Kumarasinghe G, So Thomas,Van Pham Hung, Chongthaleong A, Song J H, Cheng Hsun Chiu. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Shigella isolates in eight Asian countries 2001 – 2004. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection 2008; 41:107 -111.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18473096

(44)            Chuang CH, Su LH, Perera J, Carlos C, Tan BH, Kumarasinghe G, So Thomas, Van PH, Chongthaleong A, Hsueh PR, Liu JW, Song JH, Chui CH. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi in seven Asian countries. Epidemiology and Infection 2009 Feb;137(2):266-9.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18474127

(45)            Jennifer Perera (2009)  Asymptomatic bacteruria in pregnancy – Review article. Sri Lanka Journal of Obsteritrics  and Gynaecologists. Vol. 31; No 2, Page 108.

(46)            DN Magana-Arachchi, AJ Perera, V Senaratne and NV Chandrasekaran. (2010) Patterns of drug resistance and RFLP analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from recurrent tuberculosis patients in Sri Lanka. Vol 41 No. 3 May 2010.

(47)            P Gurugama, Pankaj Garg, Jennifer Perera, A Wijewickrama, S Seneviratne. (2010) Dengue Viral infections. Indian J of Dermatology 55 (1) : 68 -78.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20418983

(48)            Rajapaksa US, Perera AJ Sublineages of Beijing strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Microbiology (Doi 19.1007/s 2088-011-0150-1)

(49)            Perera Jennifer & Priyadarshani Velummayilum. Womens Women’s career choice and gender roles: a South Asian experience. Clinical Teacher,(2008) 5(3) p 186 -190.

(50)            Perera Jennifer, Lee Nagarajh, Win Khin, Perera Joachim, Wijesuriya Lionel. Formative feedback to students: The mismatch between staff perceptions and student expectations. Medical Teacher (2008) Volume 30 (4)  , pages 395 – 399

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18569661

(51)            Jennifer Perera, Galy Mohamadou, Satpal Kaur  (2010)  The use of objective structured self-assessment and peer-feedback (OSSP) for learning communication skills; evaluation using  a controlled trial..  Adv. In Health Sci Educ. 15: 185-193. DOI 10.1007/s10459-009-9191-1.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19757129

(52)            Jennifer Perera, Joachim Perera, Juriah Abdullah and Nagarahaj Lee (2009)  Training simulated patients : evaluation of a training approach using self-assessment and peer/tutor feedback to improve performance.  BMC Medical Education; 9 : 37 (This article is available from  - http://www.biomedcentral.con/1472-6920/9/37). 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19563621

(53)            U. S. Rajapaksa, A. J. Perera Sublineages of Beijing Strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sri Lanka. Indian J Microbiol; DOI 10.1007/s12088-011-0150-1

COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS PUBLISHED AS ABSTRACTS

INTERNATIONAL

(1)               Jennifer Perera  & G N Lucas,  Cryptosporidium associated  childhood diarrhoea: some aspects of epidemiology. Programme and Abstracts of 4th Asian Conference  on Diarrhoeal  Diseases, 7 - 10 th September 1987, Colombo, Sri Lanka, p26.

(2)               Jennifer Perera, Cryptosporidiosis - Symposium on parasitic diarrhoea, Programme and Abstracts of the 4th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases, 7 - 10th September 1987, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p 99. 

(3)               Jennifer Perera, S Gamage & N V Chandrasekharan, What is the best detergent for PCR based detection of M tuberculosis.  Abstracts of the Seminar for Asia and the Pacific on Immunoassay Methods and Labelled DNA probes in the Diagnosis of Communicable Diseases. November 23 - 27th 1992, Bangkok, Thailand. IAEA-SRI-177/14. 

(4)               Jennifer Perera, P N B Wijekoon, S Gamage, Drug resistant  M tuberculosis in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th Western Pacific Congress on Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy, 4 - 7th December 1994, Manila, Philippines. p 596. 

(5)               Fernando D M S, Seneviratne, Jennifer Perera  (1998)  Positive causative factors rising male factor infertility in a Sri Lankan center. Proceeding of the International Conference on Reproductive Health, 15th - 19th March, Mumbai,   India; p 316

(6)               Jennifer Perera, De Silva S  (1998)  Erythromycin resistant Streptococcus pyogenes.  Proceeding of the 6th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases.  29th November - 3rd December 1998, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. p74. 

(7)               Magana Arachchi D N, Jennifer Perera  (1998)  Socio-dermagraphic features and drug resistance pattern among recurrent tuberculosis patients in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 6th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases.  29th November - 3rd December 1998, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. p32

(8)               Jennifer Perera  (1999)  Carriage of drug resistance Streptococcus pneumoniae in Sri Lankan children.  The 2nd Annual meeting of the Asian Network for surveillance of resistance pathogens. May 7th, 1999, Seoul, Korea. p61.

(9)               Fernando, D M S, Seneviratne H R, Perera Jennifer  (2000)  Status of immune infertility in a Sri Lankan Centre : Incidence  possible aetiological factors and effects on sperm. Proceedings of the 17th Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July 9 - 14th, Singapore, p 180

(10)            J Perera , A Wijesinghe (2001) Comparison of antibiotic Sensitivity pattern among methicillin resistant S aureus (MRSA) and methicillin sensitive S aureus Proceedings  of the 3rd International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. 12 - 13th April 2001 Seoul, Korea. B14,, p396

(11)            J Perera, D M U Priyantha (2001)  Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in diarrhoea causing Salmonella spp. Proceedings  of the 3rd International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. 12 – 13th April 2001, Seoul, Korea. D18, p403

(12)            Fenando DMS, Seneviratne HR, Jennifer Perera (2005) .  Exposure to occupational and environmental hazarcles among male partners of couples attending the subfertility clinic.  Proceeding of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies Scientific sessions held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 23rd to 29th September 2002.

(13)            J Perera, S Gunasekera. Resistant enterococci : A prospective study of prevalence and factors associated with colonization in a tertiary care hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Proceedings  of the 5th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. 27 – 29th April 2005, Seoul, Korea. ER07, p277

(14)            J Perera, R Perera. Antimicrobial resistance of enteric pathogens in Sri Lanka Proceedings  of the 5th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. 27 – 29th April 2005, Seoul, Korea. GN27, p222

(15)            J Perera, R Jayasuriya. A study to demonstrate the genotype of  ESBL producing strains of E coli and Klebsiella spp in a sample taken from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Proceedings  of the 5th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. 27 – 29th April 2005, Seoul, Korea. GN26, p221.

(16)            Gunatileke M, Jayalath R, Lokuhetty D, Perera J (2005).Liver necrosis of axolotls following an infection, associated with inflammation. 7th World Congress on Inflammation, 20 – 24th August 2005, Inflammatory Research Supplement 2 , Vol 54, p S172.

(17)            Weerakkody I, Suranadee S, Perera J. Assessment of knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding antibiotics, among parents attending lady Ridgeway hospital for Children, Colombo. Proceedings of the 6th International symposium on antimicrobial agents and resistance. 7-9th March 2007, P 74

(18)            J Perera, M Abeyratne, S Pulleperuma  An audit on the practice of hand washing among health care workers in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka: improving compliance Proceedings of the 6th International symposium on antimicrobial agents and resistance, 7-9th March 2007 P 61

(19)            Perera Jennifer, Perera Joachim, De Alwis R, Nagaraja HS, Ponnudurai G, Thanikachalam P. Qualitative analysis of summative examination questions used in the pre clinical phase of the medical school at the International medical University (IMU). Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 10 -11

(20)            Pereira C, Perera J, Lee Nagarajah, Doray S, Somnath Sd. The mento-mentee system: students point of view. Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 25 – 26

(21)            Perera J, Khin win, Lee Nagarajah, Wijesuriya L, Perera Joachim. Feedback in medical school: students perceptions and expectations. Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 28 – 29

(22)            Perera J, Khin Win, Lee Nagarajah, Wijesuriya L. Providing feedback to students: practices and perceptions of teachers. Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 31

(23)            Perera J, Lee Nagarajah, Doray S, Pereira C. The mebntor Mentee system: Knowledge, practices and perceptions of mentors. Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 31-32

(24)            Doray S, Perera J, Lee Nagarajah, Pereira C. Correlation between English language requirements and English placement test (EPT) : Do we need an EPT. Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A 42-43

(25)            Doray S, Pereira C, Lee Nagarajah, Perera Jennifer. Are English language requirements, valid and reliable entry criteria that determine expected academic performance in phase 1 of medical course at  International Medical University? Proceedings of the International Medical Education conference 2007. p A43-44

(26)            Chinniah TR, Ratnasiri KMSS, Rajakaruna RMS, Ameen FN, Perera AJ, Perera KS (2009)  Incidence of post-surgical infection and their risk factors in a surgical units at a tertiary care centre. Proceedings of the 4th International congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control; Abstract No 107, Page 76

(27)            Wijesooriya L, Kok TW, Perera Jennifer (2010) Mycoplasma pneumonia respiratory infection in Sri Lanka – Molecular and serodiagnosis. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the International organization for Mycoplasmology. July 11 – 16th 2010,Sierra, Italy. Abstract 159.

(28)            Perera Jennifer, Abeyratne M, Pulleperuma S. An audit on the practice of handwashing among health care workers in the National Hospital Sri Lanka. 6Th International symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance, Singapore 7-9th March 2007, p74.

(29)            Perera J, Abeyratne M, Pulleperuma S.  An audit on the practice of hand washing among health care workers in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the 6th International symposium on Antimicrobial agents and resistance.  March 7th – 9th, 2007; Singapore; P 61.

(30)            Wjewickrama D D A. Perera D, Perera Jennifer, Seneviratne SL.  Prevalence and Patterns of tuberculosis in a cohort of Hospitalized Sri Lankan HIV positive individuals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference, United Kingdom . 13 – 15 September 2007

(31)            Wijewickrama DDA, Navas S, Perera LWDS. Bandara PMIP, Seneviratne SL, Perera Jennifer. Interventions lead to reduction of morbidity and mortality rates among hospitalized patients with VZV infections in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the  Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference, United Kingdom. 13 – 15 September 2007, 

(32)            Jennifer Perera, J Elwitigala, Chandra Sarukkali  Prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the 7th International symposium on Antimicrobial agents and resistance.  March 18 – 20, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand; Page 173

(33)            TR Chinniah, KMSS Ratnasiri, RMS Rajakaruna, FN Ameen, AJ Perera, KS Perera. Incidence of post-surgical infections and their risk factors in a surgical unit at a tertiary care centre. Proceedings of the International Congree of the Asia Pacuific Soviety of Infection Control 5-8th July Macau SAR, China. Abstract No 107, P 76

(34)            Periera, Cecilia, Perera Jennifer, Lee Nagarajah,  Doray Sheba, Somnath SD. The mentor-mentee system: Students point of view. Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pp A25 -26.

(35)            Perera Jennifer, Lee Nagarajah, Doray Sheba, Periera Cecilia, Somnath SD. The mentor-mentee system; Knowledge, practices and perceptions of mentors.  Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pp A31-32

(36)            Perera Jennifer, Win Khin, Lee Nagarajah, Perera Joachim, Wijesuriya. Feedback in medical school : Student perceptions and expectations. Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pp A28-29.

(37)            Perera Jennifer, Win Khin, Lee Nagarajah, Perera Joachim, Wijesuriya. Providing feed back to srtudents : Practices and perceptions of teachers. Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pA31.

(38)            Perera Jennifer, Perera Joachim, De Alwis R, Nagaraja HS, Ponnudurai G, Thanikachalam P. Qualitative analysis of summative examination questions used in the preclinical phase of the medical school at the IMU. Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pp A10-11.

(39)            Doray Sheba, Perera Jennifer, Lee Nagarajah, Cecilia Periera. Correlation between English language requirements and English placement test (EPT)- Do we need an EPT?  Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) ppA42-43

(40)            Periera Cecilia,.Doray Sheba, Lee Nagarajah, Perera Jennifer. Are English Language Requirements, valid and reliable entry criteria, that determine expected academic performance in Phase 1 of Medicine course at IMU? Proceedings from the International Medical Education Conference 20 -21 April 2007 published in the International E Journal of Science Medicine &Education (www,imu,edu.my/ejournal) pp A43-44. 

(41)            Perera Jennifer, A Sasikala devi, Lee Nagarajah Lee, Chan Su Lyn, Uttumaharan K. Medication knowledge, storing and administration practices amongst nurses in Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital. Proceedings of the IMU Q Convention,, IMU 29 -37 August 2007 p54.

(42)            Perera Jennifer, Perera Joachim, De Alwis R, Nagaraja HS, Ponnudurai G, Thanikachalam P. Quality improvement initiatives of assessments in  the preclinical phase of Medical School at IMU. Proceedings of the IMU Q Convention,, IMU 29 -37 August 2007, p24.

(43)            Jennifer Perera, Lee Nagarajah, Wijesuriya L, Perera Joachim. Feedback in medical schools : Do staff practices match student expectations?. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA). Bangkok, Thailand. 23rd – 26th October 2007,p68

(44)            Perera J, Abeynayake S D, Galabada, D P,  Medical students perceptions on gender related violence during undergraduate training :  A South Asian experience.  Proceedings of the 5th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference.  24th – 28th January 2008, Singapore; Page 150

(45)            Perera J, Perera J, Lee N  Self and peer assessment in problem based learning : Correlation with tutor assessment.  Proceedings of the 5th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference.  24th – 28th January 2008, Singapore; Page 151.

(46)            Jennifer Perera, Nasra Ameen, Sanath Rajakaruna  An organ  / system based approach to teaching foundation microbiology : Feedback from Medical students.  Proceedings of the 6th International Medical education conference, (IMEC-2009); April 2009, Malaysia.  Page 37

(47)            Joachim Perera, Jennifer Perera, Francis Achike.  Reflection of a novice problem-based learning (PBL) group.  Proceedings of the 6th International Medical education conference, (IMEC-2009); April 2009, Malaysia.  Page 46.

(48)            Jennifer Perera, N Ameen, S Rajakaruna, D Samarage, P Galappathy.  Comparative assessment of ethical competence among medical students- Does a formal ethics course make a difference? Proceedings of the 7th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2010) in KL, Malaysia from 24 – 26th March 2010 (Won the best poster award)

(49)            Reliability of peer assessment in undergraduate group projects. Gominda Ponnamperuma, Jennifer Perera, Nuwangika Marcellin, Chathuri Maddumarachchi. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Asian Medical education association 23rd to 26th March 2011, KL, Malaysia

(50)            Correlation between peer assessment and self assessment in group projects.   Jennifer Perera, Nuwangika Marcellin, Chathuri Maddumarachchi, Gominda Ponnamperuma. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Asian Medical education association 23rd to 26th March 2011, KL, Malaysia

(51)            Innovative use of peer assessments to detect poor performers and dysfunctional teams. Jennifer Perera, Nuwangika Marcellin, Chathuri Maddumarachchi, Gominda Ponnamperuma. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Asian Medical education association 23rd to 26th March 2011, KL, Malaysia

(52)            Perceptions of medical students on peer assessments.  Jennifer Perera, Chathuri Maddumarachchi, Nuwangika Marcellin, Gominda Ponnamperuma. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Asian Medical education association 23rd to 26th March 2011, KL, Malaysia

(53)            A descriptive study on peer initiated, peer assisted learning at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jennifer Perera,  Chathuri Maddumarachchi, Nuwangika Marcellin, Gominda Ponnamperuma. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Asian Medical education association 23rd to 26th March 2011, KL, Malaysia.

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(1)               Jennifer Perera  & de Fonseka I (1985), Group B streptococci  in two groups of Sri Lankan women.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual sessions.  p42

(2)               Jennifer Perera  (1987)  Cryptosporidium associated childhood diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Sessions.  p84

3)                Jennifer Perera, Seneviratne M, Seneviratne H R , (1988)  Microbiological profile in neonatal conjunctivitis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Annual Scientific sessions.  Abstract No. 5

(4)               Jennifer Perera, Seneviratne M, Vithana N  (1988)  Aetiology and treatment of neonatal conjunctivitis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual   sessions. p21

(5)               Mendis L, Abeyratne K, Jayawardene I, Mendis S D, Jennifer Perera (1998)  A preliminary study of childhood diarrhoea  with special reference aetiology, clinical presentation and outcome.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual sessions. p24.

(6)               Jennifer Perera, Jayawardene I, Mendis L, Gamage S,   Abeyratne K, Mendis D  (1989)  Intestinal parasites and  diarrheoa in Sri Lankan children.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science Annual sessions, p90.

(7)               Mathew C D, Jennifer Perera  (1989)  Isolation of  producing alpha galactosidase microorganisms form soil. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science annual sessions. p90.

(8)               Jennifer Perera, Mendis L, Ranjithan C (1990)   Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual sessions.  p25.

(9)               Jennifer Perera,  Perera C (1990)  How important are Fungi  in skin diseases? - A clinical and laboratory investigation in a Paediatric dermatology clinic.  Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,  Abstract No. 2.

(10)            Jennifer Perera, Jayawardene I, Mendis L, Gamage S,  Abeyratne K and Mendis D (1991), Intestinal parasites and  diarrhoea in Sri Lankan children. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of   Microbiologists, Absract No 6.

(11)            Jennifer Perera, Seneviratne H R (1992) Econazole and clotrimazole in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis - A  comparative study. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Silver Jubille Congress. 20th - 23rd August. Abstract No. 22/4/1.

(12)            Jennifer Perera, Ranjithan C C, Gamage S  (1993)  Vaginal           flora in asymptomatic women and patients with vaginitis. Proceedings of the academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Abstract No 5.

(13)            Jennifer Perera (1993)  How useful is the Gram stain to determine the microbial aetiology of vulvovaginitis. Abstract of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologisst 26th Annual Scientific Sessions. 9th- 11th July

(14)            Jennifer Perera, Wijekoon P N B, Arend Kolk  (1994)  Rapid identification of mycobacterium species by a monoclonal antibody based ELISA.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Sessions, 24th - 27th March, p12.

(15)            Jennifer Perera , Gamage S, Chandrasekharan, Karunanayake E H  (1994)  DNA amplification for detection of M tuberculosis in smear negative sputum and CSF.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 107th Annual Academic sessions, 24th - 27th March, p11-12. 

(16)            Jennifer Perera , Ranjithan C, Wanigaratne J, Perera R, Gamage S  (1994)  Urinary tract infections microbes and antibiotic sensitivity pattern - A retrospective study.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual sessions, 24th - 27th March, p10.

(17)            Jennifer Perera   (1994)  Case report of tuberculous meningitis diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic sessions.  16th & 17th  September.  Abstract No. 6.

(18)            Jennifer Perera, Yvonne Clayton  (1994)  Vaginal candiasis : Species distribution and invitro sensitivity to antifungal agents.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions.  16th & 17th September.  Abstract No 8.

(19)            Jennifer Perera , Wijekoon P N B & Gamage S (1994) Drug resistant primary tuberculosis in a Colombo clinic.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions. 16th & 17th September. Abstract  No 10.

(20)            M A Lokuge, Jennifer Perera  & C D Mathew (1994) Kinetic studies of extracellular galactosidase from Citrobacter  freundii. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Academic sessions. December, Abstract No E2-36.

(21)            Jennifer Perera, Perera R & Nanayakkara H A (1995)  Determination of standard agglutination test (SAT) titres in a normal population. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 108th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th March. Abstract No 31.

(22)            Jennifer Perera  & Perera R (1995) Falsely high titres of antibodies in Standard Agglutination test (SAT) with slide method : Comparison of tube and slide methods. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 108th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th march. Abstract No 35.

(23)            Jennifer Perera, Maganarachchi D & Gamage S (1995) Cerebro-spinal fluid full report in tuberculosis of the central nervous System. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 108th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th March. Abstract No 33.

(24)            Kumarasinghe M P, Jennifer Perera  & Gamage S (1995) Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 108 th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th March. Abstract No 48.

(25)            Maganaarachchi D, Jennifer Perera  & Gamage S (1995)  Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis : a preliminary report.  Proceedings of the Colombo Medical School Anniversary  International Medical Congress. 24 - 29 July. p31.

(26)            Jennifer Perera, Tissera A & Dias N (1995) Prevalence of  infectious diseases and the availability of health care facilities to prisoners at Welikada Prison.  Proceedings of the Colombo Medical School Anniversary International Medical Congress. 24 - 29 July. p35.

(27)            Jennifer Perera, Maganaarachchi D, Gamage S  (1995)  Effect of centrifugal force and time on the sensitivity of smear and culture for detection of Mycobacteria in sputum.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions. 16th & 17th September. p18.

(28)            Peduruhewa A, Chandrasekharan NV, Jennifer Perera , De Silva S, Casinader J K and Karunanayake E H,  (1995)  Preliminary studies towards the development of a PCR based assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Fifty first Annual Sessions. November. p9

(29)            Jennifer Perera, Ilangasinghe A, Munasinghe A T (1995)  A rapid serological test for diagnosis of tuberculosis : Preliminary evaluation of a new commercial kit using lipoarabinomannan as the antigen. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Fifty first  Annual Sessions. November. p26

(30)            Peduruhewa A, Perera H T M, Karunanayake E H, Jennifer Perera , Chandrasekharan NV, De Silva S and Casinader J K (1996)  Further studies towards the development of a PCR based assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Fifty second Annual Sessions. November. 29

(31)            Jennifer Perera , Abdeen Ali H, Perera R (1996) Standard agglutination test titres in non-typhoid febrile illnesses. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions. 16th to 17th September,Abstract No 8.

(32)            Jennifer Perera  (1996) A report on an outbreak of hospital cross infection in a neonatal baby unit in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions, 16 th to 17th September, Abstract No 13.

(33)            Illangasinghe A, Rajapakse S, Jennifer Perera, Seneviratne H R, Perera R (1996) Urinary tract infection (UTI) in pregnancy, clinical manifestation, aetiology and treatment. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  Annual Academic Sessions. 16th & 17th September. Abstract  No 15    

(34)            Jennifer Perera, Dias N, (1997)  An audit on health care, housing and sanitary facilities available to Prisoners in Colombo prisons.  Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 110th Anniversary Academic Sessions. March. Abstract No A7.

(35)            De Silva K SH, Gunatunga MW, Perera J, Jayamaha DJMNR (1997) Sore throats- Viral or bacterial? Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress.  16th - 20th July.  Abstract No. FP 9.

(36)            De Silva K SH, Gunatunga MW, Perera J, Jayamaha DJMNR (1997) Use of palmar dermato glyphics in predicting susceptibility to throat infection  by Group A beta haemolytic streptococci.  Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress.  16th - 20th July.  Abstract No. FP 10.

(37)            Jennifer Perera, De Silva KS H, Ranjithan C  (1997)       Erythromycin resistant Streptococcus pyogenes.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress.  16th - 20th July.  Abstract No. FP23.

(38)            Jennifer Perera, Randeniya C, Seneviratne H R  (1997) Chlamydia trachomatis in subfertility and chronic gynaecological problems.  Proceedings of Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Congress.  3rd - 7th September.  p36.

(39)            Maganaarachchi D N, de Silva M S K, Senaratne W V, Jennifer Perera  (1997)  Comparison of socio-demographic features                 among recurrent tuberculosis patients. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 53rd Annual Session.  p14.

(40)            Peduruhewa A, Chandrasekharan N V, Karunanayake E H, Jennifer Perera   (1997) Development of PCR based assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 53rd Annual Session.  p12.

(41)            Ranaweera V, Jennifer Perera  (1998)  Upper respiratory tract carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among healthy children of age 0-15 years and their antibiotic sensitivity patterns. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 111th  Anniversary Academic Sessions. 25th - 28th March. Abstract  No OP13

(42)            Wesumperuma L, Hart C A, Jennifer Perera  (1998) Transplacental antibody transfer - factors that affect neonatal immunity.  Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 111th  Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th March. Abstract  No OP15. 

(43)            Jennifer Perera, Dias N, Magana Arachchi D (1998)  incidence of open pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Colombo prisons and risk factors for development of TB among prisoners.  Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Association 111th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 22nd - 28th March. Abstract No PP4 

(44)            Rajapakse D, Perera R, Jennifer Perera, (1998) Comparative study on Stoke's and NCCLS methods for antibiotic sensitivity testing.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  Annual Academic Sessions. 22nd - 24th May. Abstract No 2. 

(45)            Magana Arachchi D, Jennifer Perera , De Silva K, Senaratne V  (1998)  Drug  resistance among recurrent tuberculosis patients in Chest Hospital, Welisara. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions. 16th & 17th September. Abstract No 3

(46)            Ranaweera R K V J, Jennifer Perera (1998)  Upper respiratory  tract carriage of  Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus para-influenzae and their  antibiotic sensitivity pattern in healthy children of age 0-15 years.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions. 16th & 17th  September. Abstract No 12

(47)            de Silva G D I, Jennifer Perera, Senanayake M P (1998)  Keeping tract of microorganisms causing neonatal sepsis  and their antibiotic sensitivity patterns. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress.15th - 19th July. p31.

(48)            Magana Arachchi D N, Gamage S, Chandrasekharan N V, Karunanayake, Jennifer Perera  (1998)  Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, isolated from Sri Lankan patients A preliminary study.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences 54th Annual Session. p36.

(49)            Fernando D M S, Seneviratne H R, Jennifer Perera (1999)  Sperm penetration in cervical mucus as reflected by postcoital testing in men with autoimmunity to sperm.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 32nd Annual academic Sessions. 7th-8th August 1999. p18.

(50)            Fernando D M S, Seneviratne H R, Jennifer Perera (2000) Anti-sperm antibodies and their effects on sperm of infertile couples.  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th,  p29.

(51)            Nawimana T, Jennifer Perera (2000)  Efficacy of hepatitis B vaccine in thalassaemic and haemodialysis patients.  Proceedings of the 113th anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p31.

(52)            Nawimana T, Jennifer Perera, Gange H, De Silva S, Sheriff R (2000) Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among thalassaemic and haemodialysis patients.  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p32.

(53)            De Silva T, Jennifer Perera (2000)  Knowledge, attitudes, behavioural in a group of women, seeking termination of pregnancy.  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p49.

(54)            Gange H, Jennifer Perera (2000)  Knowledge and practice of family planning (FP) in a group of women seeking termination of pregnancy. .  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p49-50.

(55)            Corea E, de Silva T, Jennifer Perera (2000)  Methicillin resistant  Staphylococcus aureus : prevalence, incidence and risk factors associated with colonisation. .  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th. p57.

(56)            Nishadi Ranasinghe, Jennifer Perera  (2000)  A qualitative assessment of sputum samples received for culture by a routine bacteriology laboratory.  Proceedings of 9th annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, June 2000.  Abstract No. 8.

(57)            Enoka Corea, Tharangi de Silva and Jennifer Perera (2000)  Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence, incidence and risk factors associated with colonisation. .  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p10

(58)            Dilupa Perera, Aravinda Jayasundara and Jennifer Perera  (2000)  Speciation and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from clinical specimens. .  Proceedings of the 113th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.  March 22nd – 25th.  p14.

(59)            Nishadi Ranasinghe, Jennifer Perera  (2000)  How long can samples of urine be kept in the refrigerator before culture ? Proceedings of 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, June 2000, Abstract No 2.

(60)            Kushlani Jayathilake, Aravinda Jayasundera, Jennifer Perera (2000)  Intravascular catheter colonization in patients in intensive care units. Proceedings of 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, June 2000, Abstract No 4

(61)            Bernadene Perera, Thushara Amarasinghe, Jennifer Perera  (2000)  Seroconversion after hepatitis B vaccination in a group of medical students. Proceedings of 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, June 2000, Abstract No 6

(62)            W A C Wickramatilaka, A peduruhewa, H T M Perera, S M T Jayasena, D Maganarchchi, G Siritilak, N V Chandrasekharan, E  H Karunanayake, Jennifer Perera (2000) Development of a PCR based assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences 56th Annual Session. p25.

(63)            D N Maganaarchchi, Jennifer Perera ,  S Gamage,  N V Chandrsekharan (2000) How useful is DNA amplification (PCR) for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Sri Lanka , Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences 56th Annual Session. p33.

(64)            D N Maganaarchchi, Jennifer Perera , S Gamage, N V Chandrsekharan (2000) DNA finger printing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using restriction fragment length polymorphism  (RFLP) with special reference to the prison population,  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences 56th Annual Session. p34.

(65)            J Perera, N Ranasinghe, B Perera, S Gamage (2001) Seroconversion after Hepatitis B (HB) vaccination and effect of a booster does in non and Hypo- responders. Proceedings of the 114th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th. p33

(66)            P Palihawadane, J Perera, A R Wickremasinghe (2001) A study of rubella infection among children in the community and factors associated with susceptibility to rubella during pregnancy. Proceedings of the 114th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th    p34

(67)            E Corea, J Perera, K Jayawardene (2001) Minimal inhibitory concentrations to vancomycin in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MIRSA) isolates. Proceedings of the 114th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th .p35

(68)            A Dangolla, I Silva, J Perera, V Thevenasan, A Siribaddane, S Fernandopulle (2002) Preliminary Information on Tuberculosis in an elephant (Elephas Maximus Maximus) . 54th Annual convention and Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 3-4 May ,2002

(69)            Buddika Jayailaka, Jennifer Perera, Sirithilak Gamage (2002) DNA amplification (PCR) for diagnosis of tuberculosis : usefulness in clinical practice.  Proceedings of the 115th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th March. OP - 9.

(70)            Chamani Wickrematileke, Jennifer Perera, Sirithilak Gamage (2002)  Optimisation of DNA extraction for PCR assay used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Proceedings of the 115th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th March. OP – 10

(71)            U Welgama, Jennifer Perera, C Wickramasinghe (2002)  A study of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in infectious diseases hospital (IDH), Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 115th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21st - 24th March. OP - 46.

(72)            Fernando D M S, Seneviratne,  Perera Jennifer. (2003) An epidemiological study of male infertility. Proceedings of the 116th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 26th - 29th March. OP - 33.

(73)            Premaratne E D R G, Rajapakse L C, Kulatilaka, Perera Jennifer. (2003) Sero-epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in Colombo district. Proceedings of the 116th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 26th - 29th March. OP - 35.

(74)            Perera Jennifer, Amarasinghe, Lucas M N, Ranasinghe N. (2003) The incidence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, its clinical presentation and complications among hospitalised patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). Proceedings of the 116th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 26th - 29th March . OP - 13.

(75)            Fernando W D D, Hafrath M R, Perera Jennifer. (2003) BCG vaccination and scar formation : comparative analysis of state and non-state sector vaccines. Proceedings of the 116th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 26th - 29th March. PP6.

(76)            Munaweerage B, Muthukumarana V, Perera Jennifer. (2003) Awareness about Hepatitis B infection among health care workers. Proceedings of the 116th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 26th - 29th March. PP 7.

(77)            Chinniah T R, Perera Jennifer, Gamage S  (2003)  Designing of a selective solid and broth media for the isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  from contaminated clinical specimens.  Proceedings of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 19th - 21st June.  OP4. 

(78)            Amarasinghe M P, Appuhamy H D S C P, Arandara D C, Perera Jennifer  (2004)  A study of sexual harassment of women using public transport.  Proceedings of the 9th National convention on Women’s studies, 20th – 23rd March, Pg 25.

(79)            Shahim FN, Sivayogan S, Perera J, Abayaratne S  (2004)  Risk factors for early childhood caries (ECC) in a selected district in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22nd  - 28th March. OP 7.

(80)            Herath S C, Udugama D G, Perera J  (2004)  Knowledge, attitudes and skills regarding breastfeeding, in mothers with newborn babies in Sri Lankan tertiary care setting.  Proceedings of the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22nd  - 28th March. PP 7.

(81)            Abeyratne M, Pullaperuma S, Perera J (2004)  An audit on practice of hand washing (HW) among health care workers in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) : a preliminary analysis.  Proceedings of the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22nd  - 28th March. PP 12. 

(82)            Udupihille T S, Udugama D G, Thivakran T, Perera J (2004)  A study of knowledge about the use of paracetamol among parents or principal caretakers in a hospital setting.  Proceedings of the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22nd  - 28th March. OP 31.

(83)            Perera J, Rameshshankar R, Abeyratne MR, Epasinghe DP, Wickramarachchi J (2004) An audit on the effectiveness of in-use glutaraldehyde and the availability of facilities for safe handling of glutaraldehyde. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 19th - 21st June.  OP22,  p30.

(84)            Perera J, Abeyratne M, Pulleperuma S, Rameshshankar R, Epasinghe D, Velumayilum P, Gunawardene G (2004) An audit on the practice of hand washing among health care workers in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and the effect of an educational intervention programme. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 19th - 21st June.  PP1,  p31.

(85)            MTPR Perera, HHMK Herath, J Masakorala, DDMK Attanayake, J Lokuketagoda, SSL Perera, J Perera (2004) Hand rubbing with bactericidal agent vs hand scrubbing in surgical practice.   Proceedings of the Annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Surgeons 2004

(86)            J Perera, D P Galabada and G Gunawardana  Descriptive study on ethical review committees (ERC) in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the 60th Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences.  Page 29.

(87)            J Perera, SD Abeynayake, P Velummayilum  Sex distribution in healthcare occupations in the Department of Health, Sri Lanka. Conference on Sri lanka 16 -18 December 2004, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo

(88)            J Perera, R Rameshshankar, MR Abeyratne, DP Epasinghe, J Wickramarachchi(2005). Probable health Hazards in health care workers due to inadequate knowledge and improper handling of glutaraldehyde. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 118th Anniversary Academic Sessions. PP26

(89)            J Perera, SD Abeynayake, DP Galaboda. (2005) A survey of social problems in a group of patients  with tuberculosis. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 118th Anniversary Academic Sessions. PP15

(90)            J Perera, P Velummayilum, GG Senanyake.(2005) Analysis of expenditure incurred by patients after admission to National Hospital Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 118th Anniversary Academic Sessions. OP56

(91)            S P Gunasekera, J Perera (2005) Resistant enterococci : A prospective study of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with colonisation in a tertiary care hospital. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 4th to 6th August 2005.  OP 14   p24.

(92)            J Perera, Abhayanayaka C, Gunerathne KPC, Sumathipala WLAH, Perera THSK (2006) Audit on the quality of laboratory request forms and specimens received by the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 119th Anniversary Academic Sessions. PP12,  p41.

(93)            J Perera, Gunerathne KPC, Perera THSK (2006) Study on knowledge, practices and attitudes of physicians treating patients with tuberculosis in the non-state sector health services in Colombo. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 119th Anniversary Academic Sessions. PP15,  p43.

(94)            J Perera, Abeynayake SD, Galabada DP (2006) Gender based harassment among medical students. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th  April, Pg12-13.

(95)            C Abhayanayaka,  Sumathipala WLAH, Perera J (2006) Comparative assessment of knowledge and attitudes regarding domestic violence among medical undergraduates. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th April, P 14-16 .

(96)            J Perera, Abeynayake SD, Velummayilum P (2006) Factors affecting career preference of doctors. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th  April, P62-64.

(97)            Weerakkody I, Suranadee S, Perera J. Assessment of knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding antibiotics, among parents attending lady Ridgeway hospital for Children, Colombo.Preliminary results. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 21 – 24th March 2007, P 28

(98)            Suranadee S, Perera J, Perera R, Chandrasiri P. A study on  community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in the National Hospital Sri Lanka (NHSL). Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 21 – 24th March 2007, P 16

(99)            Perera J, Abeyratne S D, Velummayilum P. Gender distribution in health care occupations in Sri Lanka: a situation analysis. Proceedings of the Research Forum 2006. Womens Health Issues, Sri Lanka Medical association. P 14

(100)         J Perera, Gunerathne KPC, Perera THSK (2006) Study on knowledge, practices and attitudes of physicians treating patients with tuberculosis in the non-state sector health services in Colombo. Proceedings of the  Sri Lanka Medical Association 119th Anniversary Academic Sessions. PP15,  p43.

(101)         J Perera, Abeynayake SD, Galabada DP (2006) Gender based harassment among medical students. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th  April, Pg 25.

(102)         C Abhayanayaka,  Sumathipala WLAH, Perera J (2006) Comparative assessment of knowledge and attitudes regarding domestic violence among medical undergraduates. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th April, P.

(103)         J Perera, Abeynayake SD, Velummayilum P (2006) Factors affecting career preference of doctors. Proceedings of the 10th National convention on Women’s studies, 2nd  – 6th  April, P.

(104)         Weerakkody I, Suranadee S, Perera J. Assessment of knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding antibiotics, among parents attending lady Ridgeway hospital for Children, Colombo.Preliminary results. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 21 – 24th March 2007, p 28

(105)         Suranadee S, Perera J, Perera R, Chandrasiri P. A study on  community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in the National Hospital Sri Lanka (NHSL). Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 21 – 24th March 2007, p16

(106)         Perera J, Amarasinghe NG, Seneviratne PAUK, Pathirana W. Study on drug dispensing practices among the nursing staff.  Proceedings of the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 21 – 24th March 2008.

(107)         Jennifer Perera, DS Kirthinanda, SA Wijeratne . Knowledge and current practice of health care waste management [HCWM] among nurses. Proceedings of the  Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 4 – 5th September 2008.  PP 7 p 32.

(108)         Jennifer Perera, US Rajapakse, DS Kirthinanda, SA Wijeratne, Jayalatharachchi R, Laboratory based epidemiological study of fungal infections Proceedings of the  Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 4 – 5th September 2008.  OP 4 p 20.

(109)         Kirthinanda DS, Wijeratne SA, Perera J. A study on prevalence, knowledge, predisposing factors and health seeking behaviour of women with urinary incontinence. Proceedings of the 122st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 21 – 24th March 2009.

(110)         KMSS Rathnasiri, TR Chinniah, AJ Perera, KS Perera  A follow up study on the incidence of post-surgical infections and their risk factors in a tertiary care unit.  Proceeding at the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions 2008, Abstract page No 148.

(111)         Wijesooriya W R P L I, Kok T W, Perera J, Thilakarathna Y, Sunil-Chandra N P,  (2009)  Paired sera IgG test detects more Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections than the single IgM test.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual academic sessions, 2009; OP 1

(112)         Wijesooriya W R P L I, Kok T W, Perera J, Thilakarathna Y, Sunil-Chandra N P,  (2009)  Detection of M pneumoniae DNA and specific antibodies in relation to duration of illness.  Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual academic sessions, 2009; OP 17

(113)         Perera J, Ameen FN, Gamage HGSS, DE silva DARD, Harshana PN, Gunawardene N. (2010) A study on the prevalence of abuse among elderly residents in the Galle MOH area. Proceedings of the 123rd  Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 31 May – 2nd June 2010( OP 14) p 22.

(114)         Perera J, Randeniya C, Chinniah TR, Gamhewage N, Jayalatharachchi R. (2010) Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in a selected group of pregnant women in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 123rd  Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 31 May – 2nd June 2010( OP 52) p 44.

(115)         Adikaram C, PereraJ, Wijesundera S, Weerasinghe B. Prevalence of tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in prisons of Colombo. Proceedings of the 123rd  Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Sri Lanka. 31 May – 2nd June 2010( OP 59) p 48.

(116)         Wijesooriya L, Kok TW, Perera J, Thilakaratne Y, Sunilchandra NP (2010) Reliability of Cold agglutinin test for the detection of patients with M pneumonia pneumonia. Proceedings of the 5th biennial sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka29th – 30th July 2010. P21

(117)         Wijesooriya L, Kok TW, Perera J, Thilakaratne Y, Sunilchandra NP (2010) Role of M pneumonia IgA in the diagnosis of M pneumonia infections. Proceedings of the 5th biennial sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka29th – 30th July 2010. P26

(118)         Adikaram C, Perera J, Wijesundera S, Senaratne V (2010). Mutations in the rpoB gene of rifampicin resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Sessions of the Association of Pulmonologists of Sri Lanka 7-8th August in Respire 2010

(119)         Perera Jennifer, F N Ameen, RMS Rajakaruna (2010). Training and education profile of private laboratory medical laboratory technologists: professional colleges have a role to play. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 4-5th September 2010 p 46.

(120)         Wijesooriya WRPLI, Kok TW, Perera J, Thilakaratne Y, Sunil Chandra NP (2010) The use of serology and PCR in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumonia. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists15th – 17th September, The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  p 13.

(121)         Wijesooriya WRPLI, Kok TW, Perera J,  (2010) Novel PCR for Mycoplasma pneumonia detection is specimens from patients with various types of respiratopry infections. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists15th  – 17th September, The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  p 14.

(122)         Corea EM, Kankanamge MC, Jayasinghe WAD, Chandrasiri P, Jayatileke K, Dassanayake M, Perera J (2010) Epidemiology of enteric fever in Colombo and Ragama 2007 – 1010.  Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists15th  – 17th September, The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  p 17.

(123)         Rajapaksa US, Perera AJ Sublineages of Beijing strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings at the 124th Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. PP50

BOOKS

 (1)            Jennifer Perera, S D Abeynayake, P Velummaylum  Factors affecting career preferences of doctors : A gender based analysis. In Gender, Education and Socialisation - edited by Swarna Jayaweera, Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR) 2007; ISBN 978-955-8610-27-5. Pp 83-95

(2)             Perera Jennifer & Corea Enoka. Standard precautions and hand hygiene in health care settings. In : National Best Practice Guidelines, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka  2007. ISBN 978 955 9093 34-3 pp 6-32. 

(3)            Preparation of a training module on AFB Microscopy for MLTs in the private sector through a project funded by the  GFATM 2009 (round 6)

(4)       Preparation of book titled “Tuberculosis manual for Intern Medical Officers”for through a project funded by the  GFATM 2009 (round 6) which is used extensively in all medical faculties

(5)             Guidelines for the use of non - EPI vaccines, publication of SLMA – Chapters on Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine (Hib vaccine), Hepatitis A vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, Pnemococcal vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, Immunization for international travel.(6 chapters) ISBN 955 9386 10 7) 

(6)             Chapter on “Laboratory diagnosis of catheter associated blood stream infections” in the Microbiology laboratory manual produced by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists under the sponsorship of WHO (1 chapter)

(7)             Chapters on introduction, Epidemiology and pathogenesis in the publication on “Varicella Zoster Virus Infections” published by the Herpes study group of The Sri Lanka Medical Association (3 chapters) (ISBN 955 8371 01 7)

(8)            Chapters on “What is Health care waste?”, “Handling, storage and transportation of health care waste”, “Safety practices in the disposal of waste”, “Organization and management of the health care waste disposal” and “Roles and responsibilities” in the World bank sponsored Sri Lanka Medical Association publication on “Hand book on Health care waste Management for STD and TB/Chest clinics” 2004, Published by the SLMA (5 chapters) ISBN 955 9386-12-3. This publication was translated to Sinhala by me to be used by all categories of health care workers.(ISBN 955 9386 13 1)

(9)             Contributor to the “Hospital Infection Control Manual” published by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  in 2005 to be distributed to all Hospitals in Sri Lanka (1 chapter) (ISBN 955 8891 01 -0) 

(10)         Contributor to book on  “Congenital Syphilis” published by the Communicable Diseases Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association in 2006 (1 chapter)

(11)         Contributor (2 chapters) to book on “Antibiotic guidelines “ published by the Sri Lanka Medical Association in 2007  (ISBN 955 9386 16- 2)                            

(12)        Contributor (4 chapters) to book titled “SLMA guidelines and information on vaccines”. Sri Lanka Medical Association 2008 (ISBN 955-9386-10-7)

Have published articles on health issues in newspapers and participated in numerous programmes on health issues and gender issues conducted by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation and Rupavahini Corporation

Awards and Distinctions

INTERNATIONAL

  • 1985  -WHO award to attend a course in "Immunology and Biotechnology, Applied to Infectious Diseases" for 4 months held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1991  -Visiting scientist grant from WHO to the Royal Tropical Institute and RVIM, Netherlands and Pasteur Institute, France to study the techniques of PCR for  diagnosis of tuberculosis and RFLP typing of Mycobacteria  for 6 weeks.

NATIONAL 

  • 1999 - Recipient of "The President Research awards "
  • 2001 - Recipient of the “Presidential research awards”. 
  • 2005 - Glaxo Welcome Research Award of the SLMA for the best research                                        proposal titled “A study on community acquired MRSA infections”

 UNIVERSITY

  • 1998 - University of Colombo award for "Excellence in Research"
  • 2006 - Certificate of Appreciation for 25 years of dedicated service to the University of Colombo

 AWARDS RECEIVED FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMINICATIONS AT CONFERENCES

  • 1995-        Daphne Atygalle SLMA Award for the paper on "Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis" at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 
  • 1995-        Second prize for the scientific paper presented at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 
  • 1996-        First prize for the scientific paper presented at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 
  • 1999-        H K T Fernando SLMA Award for the paper on "Transplacental antibody transfer- factors that affect neonatal immunity" at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  • 2000 -    Professor Rajasuriya SLMA Award (Tropical Medicine) for the best   poster on "Incidence of open pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Colombo prisons and the risk factors for development of TB among prisoners at    the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  • 2001 -   S E Seneviratne SLMA Award for the paper on "Seroconversion after hepatitis B vaccination and the effect of a booster dose in non and hyporesponders" at the annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 
  • 2003 - 1st prize for the paper on `Designing of a selective solid and broth media for the isolation of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis from contaminated clinical specimens' at the annual academic session of the Sri Lanka  College of Microbiologists.
  • 2007 -   Second prize for the paper authored Jennifer Perera et al  titled” Quality improvement initiatives of assessments in preclinicalphase of the medical school at International Medical University, Malaysia”. Proceedings of the Q-Convention 29th - 30th August 2007.
  • 2008 -    Second prize for the poster authored Jennifer Perera et al titled “Interviewer observer and tutor assessment of simulated patient performance and correlation with self assessment” proceedings of the International Medical Education Conference 12 th – 13th March 2008, Malaysia
  • 2008 –   Sir Frank Gunasekera SLMA Prize for the best paper in Community Medicine & Tuberculosis for the paper presented at SLMA 2008 sessions and titled “Predominant tuberculosis spoligotypes, Sri Lanka” Rajapakse US, Victor TC, Perera AJ, Seneviratne P.
  • 2008 –   First Prize for the poster titled “Knowledge and current practice of healthcare waste management (HCWM) among nurses. Perera J, Kirthinanda DS & Wijeratne SA. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Annual Academic Sessions 4-5th September 2008
  • 2010 –    First prize for the best Scientific paper in Clinical Immunology for the paper titled Reliability of Cold agglutinin test for the detection of patients with M pneumonia pneumonia by Wijesooriya L, Kok TW,Perera J, Thilakaratne Y, Sunilchandra NP (2010) at the 5th biennial sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka 29th – 30th July 2010.
  • 2010-     First Prize for the best oral presentation for the paper titled Mycoplasma pneumonia detection is specimens from patients with various types of respiratory infections.  Wijesooriya WRPLI, Kok TW,  Perera J,  (2010) Novel PCR for . Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists15th  – 17th September, The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists  p 14
  • 2010 – First prize for the best poster titled  ‘ Comparative assessment of ethical competence among medical students- Does a formal ethics course make a difference” Jennifer Perera, N Ameen, S Rajakaruna, D Samarage, P Galappathy. Proceedings of the 7th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2010) in KL, Malaysia from 24 – 26th March 2010

Professional Achievements and Activities  

INVITED LECTURES

INTERNATIONAL

Contributions to Continued Medical Education (CME) programmes Invited guest lectures.  

Antibiotic Resistance in South -East Asia in Male, Maldives on 15th March 1996

NATIONAL

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Asia and Sri Lanka-Armed Forces Clinical Society, Sri Lanka on 1997
  • Seminar on Reproductive Tract Infections- College of Community Physicians in Sri Lanka on 23rd August 1997
  • Rational Use of Antibiotics- Panadura Clinical Society, Sri Lanka on April 1998
  • Rational Use of Antibiotics - Matara Clinical Society, Sri Lanka on 29yh July 1998
  • Respiratory Infections in the community- Colombo South Clinical Society, Sri Lanka on 8th October 1999
  • Respiratory Infections in the community- Galle Clinical Society, Sri Lanka on 9th January 2000
  • Multiple Choice Questions on "Infectious Diseases" at the monthly academic meting of the Sri Lanka Medical Association on  15th February 2000
  • Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections in the Community at the annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association on 24th March 2000
  • Applications of Serological Kits for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis - for Medical & Laboratory staff- 5th August 2000 
  • Respiratory Tract infections in the Community at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Otolaryngologists of Sri Lanka, December 2000
  • What is new in Diagnostic microbiology to Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians February 2000
  • Lecture on "Aseptic techniques and management of infected wounds" organized by the Clinical Society of the Police Hospital 21st August 2001..
  • Laboratory diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in three districts of Sri Lanka 2001 & 2002  Chilaw, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee
  • Update on "Diagnosis of Tuberculosis" at the Monthly clinical meeting of the Sri Lanka Medical Association on 15th January 2002.
  • Prevention of Hepatitis B & HIV, at Annual Academic Sessions of The Sri Lanka Medical Association March 2002
  • Conducted Workshops on Infection Control to Medical & Paramedical staff of a number of Hospitals in Sri Lanka 2001 – 2002
  • Lecture on “Prevention of Hepatitis B” organized by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in May 2002
  • Possible microbiological hazards and precautionary measures, Training seminar on `Safety in Microbiological laboratories, A need in the new millennium“. At training seminar organised by Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, 22nd February, 2002.
  • A lecture on "Varcella Zoster infection in the Infectious diseases Hospital” (IDH) organized by the Herpes Study Group, Sri Lanka on 11th August 2002.
  • An update on “Prevention of hospital acquired infections”, organised by the council of Chilaw Clinical Society.  November 29th, 2002
  • Molecular methods in diagnosis, resistance detection and epidemiology at SLMA Foundation Sessions, 13th - 15th December 2002.
  • Lecture on Usefulness of PCR in the diagnosis of mycobacterial infections' organised by Clinical Society, Central Chest Clinic, Colombo,
  • Lecture on `Role of bacteriological culture and sensitivity in TB control' at SAARC Trainers training on tuberculosis control programme management, 10 - 23 December 2002
  • Lecture on “Hepatitis C virus infection” organized by the Clinical Society of the Central Blood Transfusion Service on 27th February 2003.
  • Seminar on “Microbiological support in the diagnosis of paediatric mycobacterial  infections” organized jointly by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists and Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians on 21st  March 2003.
  • A lecture on “ Principles of use of antibiotics” organized by the Clinical Society of Base Hospital Gampaha on 9th May 2003
  • A resource person in the “Basic Immunology Course” for Medical Laboratory Technologists held in June 2003
  • Resource person for workshop on “Infection Control” for theatre nurses conducted by the The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka on 5th July 2003
  • A lecture on “ Antibiotic prescribing in the elderly” at the Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists held from !9th to 22nd June 2003
  • Possible microbiological hazards and precautionary measures, Training seminar on `Safety in Microbiological laboratories, A need in the new millennium“. At training seminar organised by Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, 29th July, 2003.
  • A resource person in the  Training course for Pharmaceutical representatives conducted by the Sri Lanka medical Association in August  2003
  • A resource person at the “Symposium on Varicella” conducted by the Independent Medical Practitioners Association on 30th November 2003.
  • Have been a resource person in the annual “Career guidance seminar” on post graduate medical education conducted by the Sri Lanka Medical Association from 2002 to 2005.
  • Resource person at the Symposium on “Antimicrobial Resistance” at the  25 th Anniversary Annual Academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists held from 4th to 6 th August 2005.
  • A lecture on “ Non tuberculous Mycobacteria” at the CME sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists held on 10th February 2006
  • A lecture on “Planning, organization and layout of laboratory” at  the seminar on Total quality management and good laboratory practice in Medical laboratories organised by Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, 8th May, 2006.
  • “Gender and Medical Profession” At the half day seminar on “Gender and Health” at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, 24 July 2007
  • A lecture on “Chikungunya virus infection”in the seminar on “Arbovirus and herpes virus infections” organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association on 26th July 2007            
  • A lecture on “ How to measure effectiveness of infection control practices” at the CME sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists held on 3rd August 2007        
  • A lecture on “Central Nervous System Tuberculosis- an update” on 3rd October 2008 at The Auditorium,Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • A lecture Titled “Feedback to Students” for academic staff of the Faculty ofMedicine, Colombo for lunch time lectures organized by MEDARC on 17thOctober 2008.           
  • An effective University Administrative Model “for academic staff of the Faculty of  Medicine, Colombo for lunch time lectures organized by MEDARC on 28th May 2009.      
  • A lecture on ‘Impact of oral health on general health” to General Dental Practitioners Association on 5th May 2010 at  OPA Auditorium, Colombo
  • Control of tuberculosis: issues and challenges in Faculty fo Medicine,Jaffna organised by Jaffna Medical Association 6th February 2010
  • Varicella Zoster Virus infection and prevention.  PEMSA-Vaccine Forum symposium. Gannoruwa,Peradeniya, 22nd August 2010
  • Bundle approach to infection control. SLMA Foundation sessions. In Jaffna conducted in November 2010

 SERVICE AS AN EXAMINER/REVIEWER OF SCIENTIFIC WORK

 INTERNATIONAL

 PhD Thesis Examiner

 Examiner at oral examination:

 (1)           PhD – Selvi Palasubramanium , Department of Microbiological Medicine, University of Malaya, February 2007 – Title of Thesis– “ Mechanisms of beta lactam resistance and their rapid genotype detection in Multi Resistant Enterobacteriaceae”

(2)             PhD – Negar Shafiei Sabet, Department of Microbiological Medicine, University of Malaya, April 2008 – Title of Thesis– “ Molecular detection and charcterisation of antibiotic resistance genes in clinical Malaysian S aureus isolates”.

(3)             PhD – Dr D R A Dissanayake BVSc- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Sciences,  University of Peradeniya, May 2008. Thesis Title: Use of liposome incorporated complete lipopolysacccharide  core types R!, R2, R3 and R4 to control infections caused by E coli in chickens” 

(4)             MPhil Degree- Dr Valarmathy Ambalavanar : Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya. December 2010. Thesis title: Detection of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains using PCR assays- 

 INTERNATIONAL

 (5)           PhD  – Ms Subadra Wijesekera – Title of Thesis “ Immunological events associated with a malarial paroxysm” in 1997

(6)             Zoology Special undergraduate research project titled “ Cytokine secretory responses and TNF polymorphisms in Human Plasmodium falciparum malarial disease” in 2001

(7)             MSc in Applied Microbiology – Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya,  April 2004

Internal examiner for postgraduate research dissertations

  • Dr M T W Wijesuriya – Nutritional status and immune status of patients with    active pulmonary tuberculosis ( for MD Microbiology 2006)
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed National Journals
  • Review papers/abstracts submitted for Ceylon Medical Journal, Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences, Journal of the National Science Foundation, SLMA, SLAAS, SLCM
  • Reviewed research proposals submitted to Research and higher degrees standing committee of Faculty of Medicine, Colombo; NHSR, Ministry of Health; SLMA

 SERVICE IN NATIONAL COMMITTEES

  • National Science Foundation Member, Steering Committee on Biotechnology- 1994 to 1997
  • Advisory Committee on Monitoring of Antimicrobial resistance to Antimicrobial agents, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka- 1998 -to 2005
  • Member on Asian Network for surveillance of Resistant pathogens -1996-to date
  • Convenor- Task force on research in Human Reproductive Health, University of Colombo- 1998 - to 2003
  • Advisor-drug regulating Authority , Ministry of Health Sri Lanka 1999 to date
  • Member, Technical Committee on Bio-safety Guidelines, Ministry of Forestry and Environment -1999 to 2005
  • Member - Task Force in Microbiology of the Ministry of Health - 2001 to date
  • Member - National AIDS Committee - 2000 to 2006
  • Laboratory and surveillance sub-committee of the National AIDS Committee 2004 – 2006 
  • Member -  Advisory Committee of the National TB  Control Programme 2001 to date
  • Member -  National Task Force for the Laboratory Containment of Wild Polio Virus - 2001 to 2005
  • Member - Country Coordinating Mechanism of Sri Lanka for the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - 2002  to 2006
  • Member- Herpes virus study group of SLMA - 2002  to 2006
  • Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health 2005 to 2006
  • National Committee on Women, Sri Lanka 2005 to date
  • Research Committee on Biotechnology of the National Science Foundation 2005 to 2006

 Teaching

 Undergraduate

Undergraduate teaching experience - 30 years

Contributions specific to the medical curriculum

Member of the following curriculum development sub-committees of the new medical curriculum implemented in 1995

  •  Chairperson, Infectious & Parasitic Diseases module
  •  Member, Committee on Introductory Basic science Stream
  •  Committee on Organization of contents
  •  Committee on Education Process
  •  Module Committee on Haematology & Immunology
  •  Module Committee on Cardio-vascular System
  •  Module Committee on Medico-legal System
  •  Module Committee on Respiratory System
  •  Member of the Computer assisted Learning advisory group
  •  Member Electives Committee
  •  Member Special topics Module Committee

 Preparation of videos as teaching material for undergraduates

The following Videos for teaching Microbiology to undergraduates was prepared

  • Collection of wound swabs for Microbiological examination.
  • Hand washing technique for health care workers
  • Administration of BCG vaccine
  • Collection of genito-urinary specimens for Microbiological examination
  • Gram stain method
  • Ziehl Neelson stain method
  • Parts of the microscope

 Postgraduate

Postgraduate teaching experience - 22 years

 Contribution to post graduate education

  • Member, Board of study in Microbiology  -1990 to date
  • Member, MCQ co-group of Board of study in Microbiology
  • Chairman, MCQ core-group of Board of Study in Microbiology  - 1999 to 2004
  • Examiner Diploma in Microbiology -1988, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Examiner MD in Microbiology -1988, 2001, 2004
  • Examiner Diploma in Pathology -1994
  • Co-ordinator, Diploma in Microbiology Course -1992/1993
  • Co-ordinator, MD in Microbiology Course -1994/1995/1996/1997
  • Examiner, Qualifying Examination for  post graduate studies in Microbiology - 1998, 2005

Visiting lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology to MD (Medicine) part 1, MD (Paediatrics) Part 1, MS (Surgery) Part 1, MS (Obs & Gyn) Part 1, Diploma in Pathology, Diploma in Chest Medicine, Diploma in Family Medicine, Diploma in Venereology, Diploma in Reproductive Health, Diploma in Forensic Medicine courses conducted by PGIM, University of Colombo

 Supervision of research of graduate and post graduate students

  • Ms D N Magana Arachchi, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo : 6 months research project for BSc special degree in Chemistry - 1992Title of dissertation - A preliminary study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis specific Immunoglobulin A (IgA) in sputum of tuberculosis patients.
  • Ms V Ranaweera, Department of Microbiology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka : 6 month research project for MSc in Microbiology (1997).Title of dissertation - Upper respiratory tract carriage of S.pneumoniae and H.influenzae among healthy school children and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern.
  • Dr Kamani Wanigasooriya MBBS, MDFaculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - (1996 -1997) MphilTitle of thesis -  Nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit and the dialysis unit, National Hospital Sri Lanka.
  •  Dr S G Yasawardene, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka :  PhD (1997 - 1999) Title of thesis - Immunization with genetically engineered immunogens from merozoite surface antigens of P.falciparum and the effects of antibiotics on red cell invasion. -
  •  D N Magana Arachchi, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo -  PhD (1995 - 1999).Title of Thesis - PCR based detection and DNA fingerprinting by restriction fragment analysis of M tuberculosis isolates using the insertion element IS6110
  • Dr Enoka Corea, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo -  MD in Medical Microbiology  (1998 - 1999)Title of MD dissertation - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A prospective study of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with  colonisation in a University Hospital
  •  Dr Ajith Nagahawatta, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka -MD in Medical Microbiology(1998 - 1999) Title of MD dissertation - The Effect of Handwashing and Donning of Gloves by Health Care Workers in preventing cross infection in an ICU setting
  •  Dr Kushlani Jayathilake, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka Research project for MD in Medical Microbiology (1999 - 2000). Title of MD dissertation `Intravascular catheter colonization and associated bacteraemia in patients in the intensive care units of NHSL'
  •  Dr Thamara Nawimana, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Research project for MD in Medical Microbiology (1999- 2000).Title of MD dissertation 'Hepatitis C prevalence in multiply transfused patients.
  •  Dr S Fernando, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura is being  for a PhD ( 1997- to date).Title of Thesis - `The incidence, risk factors and possible treatment interventions of immunological infertility.
  •  Dr P Palihawadena, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka - MD in Community Medicine (1999 - 2000)Title of MD dissertation 'A study of rubella infection among children in the community and factors associated with susceptibility to rubella during pregnancy’
  •  Dr Risintha Premaratne, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka – MD in Community Medicine (2001 - 2002)Title of thesis - Seroprevalence of hepatitis B & C viral markers in the Colombo district and to determine the relative importance of these infections in the aetiology of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma"
  • Dr  F N Shahim, Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka –MD in Community Medicine (2001 - 2002)Title of thesis - "Factors of risk to early childhood caries in a selected district in Sri Lanka"
  • Ms Krishanthi  Karunatileke , Faculty of Science, University of Colombo : 6 months research project for BSc special degree in Chemistry - 2002Title of dissertation – HSV in patients with sexually transmitted infections
  •  Dr Harsha Samarasekera Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Research project for MD in Medical Microbiology (2001-2003).Title of MD dissertation – Usefulness of slit skin smear examination versus clinical criteria in the implementation of multi drug therapy for leprosy control in Sri Lanka
  • Dr Rohan Chinniah, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Research project for MD in Medical Microbiology (2001-2002).Title of MD dissertation – Development of a selective medium to isolate M tuberculosis from contaminated specimens.
  • Dr Samamalee Gunasekera, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Research project for MD in Microbiology (2001 – 2002)Title of MD dissertation – Colonisation of patients with vancomycin resistant enterococci after admission to hospital.
  • Dr G Wijesuriya, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Research project for MSc in    Medical Administration (2004 – 2005)Title of Msc dissertation – Evaluation of the Laboratory examination of sputum for acid fast bacilli at the Chest Hospital, Welisara
  • Dr J M A Jayasundera, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Research project for MD in Microbiology (2004 – 2007)Title of MD dissertation –  Establishment of a colorimetric method for detection of drug sensitivity pattern of M tuberculosis and comparison of results with the proportionate method
  • Dr Roshan Jayasuriya, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Research project for MD in Microbiology (2004 – 2007) Title of MD dissertation – A study to demonstrate the genotype of ESBL producing strains of E coli and Klebsiella spp in a sample taken from a tertiary care hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Dr P K Hewage, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Research project for Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development Title of dissertation – Prevalence of tuberculosis and health services availablein Kandy district for tuberculosis patients
  •  Dr ARB Perera, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Research project for Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development Title of dissertation – Prevalence of tuberculosis among prisoner communityof Welikada prison  and determination of possible risk factors
  • Dr W R P LI Wijesooriya, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. M Phil in Microbiology 2009 Title of the dissertation – Studies on prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in patients with respiratory tract illness in Sri Lanka

 Other Activities

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

NATIONAL

  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science(Member since 1988, Life member since 1990)
  • Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association(Member- since 1985, Life member- Since 1992)
  • Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka
  • Institute of Biology ember - 2000 to date 
  • Catholic Doctors Guild
  • Vaccine Forum of Sri Lanka

PAST POSITIONS HELD IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANISATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

In the United Kingdom

1985 June to 1986 July - I worked at the Clinical Research Centre, Middlesex under the supervision of Dr. David Taylor-Robinson, Head, Division of Sexually transmitted Diseases, who is an authority on sexually transmitted diseases. I worked in section that dealt with the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infections.

1990 June to 1990 September - I worked with Dr David Catty, Head, Division of infection, Department of Immunology, The University of Birmingham. I worked here on rapid immuno-diagnostic tests for tuberculosis and T lymphocyte responses in tuberculosis.

In Malaysia

2006 September to 2008 July – International Medical University, Malaysia. In the Pathology Department on Sabbatical Leave

Field projects undertaken as the principal implementer

  • Implementation of Appropriate health care waste Management in the STD and TB clinics of the Western and Central provinces 2004  sponsored by the IDA assisted National HIV/AIDS Prevention Project  (Sri Lankan Rupees 1.1 million)
  • Establishment of a supervisory mechanism on AFB Microscopy in Private sector Laboratories in the Western province through GFATM project 2004/2005 (Rs 0.4 million)
  • GFATM funded National Project on “Drug resistance Surveillance of tuberculosis” in collaboration with the National TB Control programme 2004/2005. (Rs  10 million)
  • round GFATM funded National Project on “Training on AFB microscopy and establishment of a supervisory mechanism on AFB Microscopy in Private sector Laboratories (ongoing)
  • round GFATM funded National Project on “Review and redesign of medical undergraduate curriculum on tuberculosis in all universities” (near completion)
  •  GFATM funded National Project on “Educational workshops on tuberculosis for pre intern medical officers in Sri Lanka prior to taking internship (ongoing)

Field projects in which I was a team participant as an Expert in Microbiology

Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) for the Commissioning of sterilizers to sterilize Health Care Waste generated within the Colombo Municipal Council Administered Institutions. World Bank Project under the Ministry of Health 2004 (Rs 1 million)

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

INTERNATIONAL

  • Member on Asian Network for surveillance of Resistant pathogens -1996-to date·Country coordinator IAEA

 NATIONAL

  • Senior Professor of Microbiology, University of Colombo
  • President, Vaccine Forum, SLMA
  • Teaching- Microbiology to medical and science undergraduates, para-medical personnel , post graduate students of the Diploma and MD Microbiology courses and other post graduate courses conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), Sri Lanka 
  • Post graduate supervision of research leading to masters / doctoral degrees, in Universities in Sri Lanka
  • Supervision of the Microbiology diagnostic service at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
  • Administrative work pertaining to the post of head of department
  • Contribution to national bodies/programmes/ issues in relation to Microbiology and communicable diseases 

PAST APPOINTMENTS

Dept of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

(1) Head of Department,1996 - 2005 and 2008 -  to date 

(2) Senior Professor 2009

(3) Chair Professor 2008

(4) Professor 2001 - 2008                                    

(5) Associate Professor 1995 - 2001                                                      

(6) Senior lecturer 1986 - 1995                                                   

(7) Lecturer 1980-1986

(8) Intern medical Officer  - Castle street Hospital 1979 - 1980 for Women, Colombo.

                                     -Children's Hospital, Colombo.

 Consultancy

 National consultancy

  • “Development of an External Quality assurance programme for District and peripheral laboratories of the National Programme for Tuberculosis and Chest diseases of Sri Lanka” from  April to June 2005.
  •  A manual on EQA for NPTCCD was submitted in August 2005 and accepted after 2 consultative meetings with the stake holders.


    Consultative meetings attended on invitation    
  • 25th January  2000  -            "To identify research priorities on STD / HIV/ AIDS"  by STD/AIDS Control Programme
  • 6th March 2000 - "Revision of National Immunization Schedule" By Ministry of Health
  •  3rd February 2000 -   "Management and control measures of HIV and T co – infection " by STD/AIDS Control Programme                                                                                                  
  •  10 - 11th March 2000-UN Human rights standards and Health in Sri Lanka                                                                      
  •  5 - 7th July 2000 -   Enhancing role of medical schools in STD/ HIV and  TB control by STD/AIDS Control Programm     
  •  22nd May 2001 -     Plan of action for the prevention and control of DF / DHF by The Epidemiology Unit, Department of Health Services 
  •  31st January 2002 & 23rd April 2002 -"Redesign the medical curriculum for the undergraduates to teach HIV & TB" by STD/AIDS      Control Programme                                                                                                             
  •  23rd April 2002 -   Identification of priority areas in Health Research by Department of Health Services
  •  4th - 7th July 2000- WHO Consultative meeting on "Teaching of Tuberculosis and STD/AIDS in Medical School's held in   Chennai, India
  •  12 – 15th January 2004 – Consultative meeting to develop a “plan of action for integrated disease surveillance and response in Sri Lanka”
  • 13 – 14th Sept 2004 – World bank sponsored Rapid Results Initiative Consultative meeting National HIV/AIDS Prevention project
  •  29th September 2004 – Consultative meeting to review standards of Transfusion Transmissible Infection testing           
  •  5th May 2005            – Consultative meeting for “development of a supervisory  Mechanism and Evaluation Procedure for   Private sector  AFB Microscopy”
  • 22nd March 2006       - Consultative meeting on “Balancing the requirements and  supply of doctors” 
  •  26th May 2006       –    Consultative meeting on “Research priorities in Health research”

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