Dr. Samanmali Sumanasena

MBBS(Col), DCH(Col), MD(Paed), MRCPCH(UK), MSc

(Disability Studies)

Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics

PHONE : +94 11-2695300

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CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

NATIONAL

Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Professorial Neonatal unit, De Soyza Hospital

for Women, Colombo and Professorial Paediatric Unit, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for

Children, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Special interest: Childhood Disabilities)

 

PAST APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Secretary: Sri Lanka Medical Association 2010

GRANTS

 

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Advanced Paeditric Life Support courses held in year 2010 by the Sri Lanka college

of Paediatricians.

 

AWARDS

 

AWARDS RECEIVED FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMINICATIONS AT CONFERENCES

1. Baranage DGI., Basnayaka S., Senanayaka HM., Sumanasena SP., Long term,

neurodevelopmental outcome of pre term babies. Annual Scientific Sessions

College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Sri Lanka. 2010. First runners up for

the best scientific paper.

2. Sumanasena SP, Kuruppu S, Weeragalle WAJ, Mallawarachchi ST, Baranage

DGI, Basnayaka S, A comparative study on administration of parenteral nutrition

to preterm newborns. Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka College of

Paediatricians. 2010. Second runners up for the best scientific paper.

3. De Silva K S H, Fernando S, Gajamange S F N, Sumanasena SP. Value of stool

microscopy in predicting a bacterial aetiology in watery or mucoid diarrhoea,

Proceedings of The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, Annual Scientific

Congress:1999; 1:44 (Awarded Prof. A. Ibrahim Price for the best paper in

community based study at the annual scientific sessions 1999)

 

COMPETITIVE FELLOWSHIPS

 

OTHER AWARDS

 

BOOKS

A contributing author to Children affected by disaster; post tsunami perspective

2005:a book on medical knowledge, practical experiences and humanitarian

perspectives of natural disasters. Author and publisher Manouri P. Sennayake.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Essentials of Family Practice; chapter on Fever in Infancy and Childhood. Author

Antoinette Perera and John Murtagh.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

1. Kudalugoda Arachchi J, Sumanasena SP, de Silva KSH.Clinical examination in

paediatrics at final MBBS:views of children and their parents. The Ceylon

Medical Journal : 2003 ;48:12.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=1

2795013&dopt=AbstractPlus

2. Amaratunge S, Sumanasena SP, Hubert HDM, Senanayake MP.Blood lead levels

of children living near Borella junction. The Ceylon Medical Journal

:2001;46:111.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=1

1732299&dopt=AbstractPlus

3. Senanayake MP, Samarakkody RP, Sumanasena SP, Kudalugodaarachchi J,

Jasinghe SR, Hettiarchchi A.P., A relational analysis of acute wheezing and air

pollution. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health: 2001;30: 66-68.

http://www.sljol.info/index.php/SLJCH/article/view/847

CASE REPORTS

1. Senanayake MP, Kuruppu KS, Sumanasena SP, Lamabadusuriya SP,

Hyperhaemolyisis syndrome in Haemoglobin E/ beta thalassaemia responding to

cyclophosphamide therapy. Ceylon medical journal, 2008; Vol 53, No 4, 117-

120.

2. http://www.cmj.slma.lk/backissues.html

3. Sumanasena SP, Lamabadusuriya SP. Child with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorhoea

complicated by recurrent meningitis. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2005; 34:

128-9.

4. http://www.sljol.info/index.php/SLJCH/article/view/394

5. Senanayake MP, Sumanasena SP. Dancing eyes dancing feet syndrome. The

Ceylon Medical Journal:2004; 49:133.

6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=1

5693454&dopt=AbstractPlus

7. Senanayake MP, Ajanthan R, Sumanasena SP, Lamabadusuriya SP. A mediastinal

tumour that disappeared and reappeared. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health :

2003;32:56-57.

8. http://www.sljol.info/index.php/SLJCH/article/view/733

9. de Silva J.R.S., Sumanasena S.P.,Wilegoda M.S.S., Arulmoly S.K., Shigellosis

non responsive to “sensitive” antibiotics. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health;

2001:30:105.

10. http://www.sljol.info/index.php/SLJCH/article/view/832

OTHER

COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS PUBLISHED AS ABSTRACTS

INTERNATIONAL

1. Abeywickrama SP, Jayasinghe IK, Sumanasena SP; Environmental influences on

participation in learning at schools; views of Sri Lankan children with

disabilities; International Conference on Education for All, University of

Warsaw,Warsaw, Poland, September 2009, panel discussion.

2. Sumansena SP, Sampan SR, Arulmoli K, Wickenden M,Meeting the needs of

children with disabilities in Sri Lanka; 25th Annual Pacific Rim Conference

On Disabilties, University of Hawai’i, April, 2009, oral presentation.

3. Sumanasena SP, Wasala R,de Silva SL, Perera I, Soodin A.Late Onset

Hypoventilation Syndrome with Hypothalamic Dysfunction. Third

International Meeting on Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, Sestri

Lavente, Italy, September 2007. Oral Presentation.

NATIONAL

4. Sumanasena SP, Gunawardena N, Dilanka WS, Dissanayake B, de Silva KSH,

Neurodevelopmental attainments of school children with congenital

hypothyroidism. Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians.

2011.

5. Sumanasena SP, Kuruppu S., Weeragalle WAJ., Mallawarachchi ST., Short term

outcome of babies with surfactant deficient respiratory distress syndrome. Annual

Scientific Sessions of the Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka, 2010.

6. Sumanasena SP, Sampan S, Arulmoli K, Wickenden M, A service provision

model based on views of families and service providers for children with

disabilities, Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2010.

7. Sumanasena SP, Senanayake M, Vithanage K, Senanayake MP. Tip of the

Iceberg: Availability of Services for Children with Disabilities Presenting to LRH,

Colombo. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians, Annual

Scientific Congress 2008.

8. Fernandopulle,B.M.R., Sathiadas M.G., Sumanasena S.P. ,Lamabadusuriya S.P.,

Risk of Fulminant Hepatic Failure with the Use of Paracetamol , Proceedings of

the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians, Annual Scientific Congress: 2002

September

9. de Silva SL, Sumanasena SP, Wilegoda MSS. Is Paracetamol prescribed in

supratherapeutic doses? Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians,

Annual Scientific Congress: 2001.

10. Mahamitawa UD, Sumanasena SP.Primary vesico ureteric reflux: a prospective

study. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians, Annual Scientific

Congress: 2000;2:47.

11. Senanayake M P, Sumansena S P, Amaratunga S, Hubert HMD. Is Lead Exposure

Affecting Neuro Development of Urban Children in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, Annual Scientific Congress: 2000;2:47.

12. Senanayake, M. P., Samarakkody, R. P., Jayasena, S. R., Sumansena, S. P.;

Association between Ambient air pollution and acute child hood wheezy episodes

in Colombo. 5th Annual Forestry & Environment Symposium;1999.

13. Senanayake MP, Amaratunga S, Hubert HMDN, Sumansena S P. Is Colombo

choking it's children. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians,

Annual Scientific Congress: 1999,1,53.

14. De Silva K S H, Fernando S, Gajamange S F N, Sumansena S P. Audit of the use

of antibiotics in watery / mucoid diarrhoea at admission to hospital. Proceedings

of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, Annual scientific Congress:1999;1:42.

15. De Silva G I , Aloysius R A D, Sumanasena S P , Lamabadusooriya S P. How

capable are parents in home management of fever in childhood . Proceedings of

the Sri Lanka College of Paeditricians, Annual Scientific Congress 1998;1: 58-59.

INVITED LECTURES

INTERNATIONAL

25th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability. Pre conference event; International

Forum, Regional perspectives on Poverty and Disability

NATIONAL

1. Developmental assessment in the first year; Pre-congress workshop on

Detection and management of developmental disorders organised by the Sri Lanka

College of Paediatricians; 2011.

2. Children with disabilities what can we do for them? Invited lecturer at the Joint

sessions of Sri Lanka Medical Association and the District Clinical Society

(Kaluthara) clinical meeting, August 2010.

3. ICF in the Sri Lankan Context. Presented at the Festchrift in tribute to Prof S. P.

Lamabadusuriya at the University of Colombo November 2008.

4. SLMA, Joint academic Session with Ratnapura Clinical Society, Lecture on

Management of Rheumatic Fever, August 2007.

5. Sewwandika a child with hypothalamic dysfunction and late onset central

hypoventilation syndrome , a case presentation at Sri Jayawardenapura General

Hospital at an interactive lecture series in accident emergency and critical care

medicine conducted by Dr. Malcolm Wright Consultant in Intensive Care,

Brisbane, Australia –May 2004

6. Sewwandika a child with hypothalamic dysfunction and late onset central

hypoventilation syndrome case presentation at monthly clinical meeting at Sri

Jayawardenapura General Hospital – May 2004

7. My child’s eyes are droopy case presentation on a child with acquired

Myasthenia Gravis at the neurology update conducted by Dr. Nalleinathan

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, USA ,held at Lady Ridgeway hospital for

children – February 2004

8. A child with an intersex disorder a case presentation, conducted by Prof. Garry

Warne Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia,

held at Lady Ridgeway hospital for children –September 2002

9. Early detection and intervention; a guide to the field workers. A training

workshop for public health midwives and doctors at the divisional medical officer

of health office (Kotte): November 2010.

10. Child development and early intervention. A series of lectures for the post

graduate trainees of the nursing training school, Colombo. September 2010.

11. A child with impairments; detection and management. A lecture for students

from the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. February 2010.

12. Early childhood care and development, awareness programme for preschool

teachers, conducted by the divisional secretariat, Colombo. Lecture on Early

child hood development, October 2009.

13. Awareness programme for parents with special needs, A workshop conducted by

the KosalaDuleewa Foundation, Resource person on health and medical needs of

children with disabilities, August 2009.

14. Training programme on Inclusive education for preschool teachers, conducted

by the Child guidance centre, Maharagama, , Department of Social Services.

Workshop on identification of childhood impairments and disabilities, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2010.

15. Paediatric emergencies course, conducted by the SLCP, lecture on Critical

analysis of research material, October 2009.

16. Paediatric perspective on prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of

HIV. A work shop on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Sri

Lanka, organized by the Co- ordinating Committee on Reproductive Research

Health, Colombo Task Force, September 2009.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

Member - Royal College of Paediatricians, UK

NATIONAL

1. Life Member –Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

Sri Lanka Medical Association

2. Member: Expert Steering Committee on National Programme for Children with

Special Care Needs of Sri Lanka

3. Member: Working group on Disability: Sri Lanka Medical Association

4. Member: Working group on child development, Sri Lanka College of

Paediatricians

5. Member: Steering committee on ensuring quality of preschool education,

Ministry of Education.

6. Member: Steering committee on Annual Scientific Sessions 2010 - Disability

and Health.

7. Convenor: Growth and Development module for undergraduate training at the

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

PAST POSITIONS HELD IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL

Assistant Secretary: Sri Lanka Medical Association 2010