PROFESSOR MANOURI  PRASANTA  SENANAYAKE

MBBS ( Colombo),LRCP(Lond.) MRCS(UK),MD Paediatrics (Col) , FRCP (London),    Hony FRCPCH  (UK),    FSLCP

Head of Department & Professor in Paediatrics

Research Interests:
  • Air pollution
  • Lead exposure
  • Developmental disorders and  disability,
  • Socially Disadvantaged  children and children affected  by disaster 
  • History  of Medicine
Key Research areas:

Environmental paediatrics:  

  • Blood lead levels in city dwelling children and its variability
  • Umbilical cord blood lead levels             
  • Relational analysis of outdoor and indoor  pollution levels  and Personal exposure of children
  • Quality of indoor air  & activity patterns of children   
  • Ambient air pollutants, hospital attendance and Temporal variation in acute wheezing
  • Pollen as a variable in asthma prevalence around Colombo      
  • Pulmonary health effects of heavy particulates in air of selected mega cities in South Asia
  • Spices as a source of paediatric lead exposure
  • Health effects of water shortage in selected areas affected by climate change in Sri Lanka
Developmental disorders and  disabilities :
  • Burden of care, Social problems, Down syndrome
Disadvantaged  Children : 
  • Street children, socially disadvantaged urban children, Children of imprisoned mothers  
  • Gender dimension, Novel public health strategies  in tsunami affected communities

Books

DOWN SYNDROME: A Practitioner’s Guide
Manouri P Senanayake (Author)
ISBN 978-955-665-014-3
Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications
(First Edition 2001, Reprinted 2002, Second Edition 2008)

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO TALK

ISBN 978 – 955 -665 -013 -6
Manouri P Senanayake (Author)
Publisher Vijitha Yapa Publisher
(Second Edition May 2008)

CHIDREN AFFECTED BY DISASTER:  Post tsunami paediatric perspectives

Manouri  P Senanayake & Aswini Fernando (Author)
ISBN 955-99031-0-1
(First Edition 2005)

THE PAST UNFOLDED : PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD CARE IN SRI LANKA

Manouri P Senanayake  ( Author)       
1SBN 978 – 955 – 1266 -71 -4
Publisher Vijitha Yapa Publisher
 (First Edition     2007)

EIGHT PORTRAITS: WOMEN IN PAEDIATRICS MID 20th CENTURY CEYLON/SRI LANKA

Manouri P Senanayake  ( Author)     
1SBN 978 – 955 –99031 -4 -1
Publisher Vijitha Yapa Publisher
 (First Edition    2010 Revised and Expanded Edition 2011)

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Manouri P Senanayake,   (Editor)     
1SBN 978 – 955 – 652 -814 -5
Publisher Wijesuriya Grantha Prakashakayo
 (First Edition 2011)

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Manouri P Senanayake, Withanage D, Ranasinghe D   
1SBN 978 – 955 – 652 -814 -5
Publisher: United Nations Developmental Project Sri Lanka
 (First Edition 2012)

Publications

  Journal Articles

1.Soysa PE, Senanayake Manouri P, Mickelsen M, Poulsen H,Martin Bell Syndrome fra(x)(q28) in a Sri Lankan Family –Journal of Mental Deficiency Research 1982, 26,
2.Senanayake Manouri P, Soysa PE, (Original  Article) The Introduction of low cost weaning food, its acceptability and effectiveness in a Well Baby Clinic - Ceylon Journal of Child Health,Vol.14.
3.Senanayake Manouri P Looking to the Future.  Ceylon Journal of Child Health,1991Vol.20,01,
4.Senanayake Manouri P.Paediatric AIDS - A Challenge for the Future.  Ceylon Journal of Child Health,1991,Vol.20,p.2-3
5.Senanayake Manouri P, Wijemanne MH How baby friendly hospitals can improve child health Ceylon Journal of Child Health 1992,Vol.21,p.33-34.
6.Senanayake Manouri P. Low-tech aids with bottle tops,bicycle tubes,rattan and wood. Ceylon Medical Journal ,1993,Vol.38,p.35.
7.Senanayake Manouri P, Karunanayake EH,Monitoring of compliance in childhood epilepsy. Ceylon Journal of Child Health,1995,Vol.24,p.32-35.
8.Senanayake Manouri P, Semmens M,)Fetal hydronephrosis: a one year follow up. Ceylon Medical Journal,1996,Vol.41,p.141-143.
9.Senanayake Manouri P.Paediatric Philately.Archives of Disease in Childhood.1997;76,p.1-2.                
10.Senanayake Manouri P, Gunawardena MKS, Peiris DSP,Maternal Comprehension of Growth Monitoring Charts in Sri Lanka,Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 1997;76: 359-361.
11.Senanayake Manouri P, Dias Perera ASN, De Silva TUN,Power-cuts and EPI vaccine storage.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1997:42:69-71. 
12.Senanayake MP, de Silva TUN. Vaccines storage conditions in clinics in Colombo.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1997:42:173-175.
13.Senanayake Manouri P.In reply: Power cuts and EPI vaccine storage.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1997:42:203.
14.De Silva MVC, De Silva GDI, Senanayake MP.Peritoneal tuberculosis presenting as a localized abdominal mass in child.Ceylon Journal of Child Health, 1998,27,21-22.
15.Senanayake MP, Ranasinghe A, Balasuriya C.Street children – a preliminary study.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1998;43:191-193.
16.Senanayake MP, Weerawarna H, Karunaratne KW,de Silva TUN.   
Do babies need water in Sri Lanka?The Ceylon Medical Journal,1999;44:126-129.
17.Senanayake MP, Suraweera SAIK, Hubert HDM Thyroid function in thalassaemia major.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 1999; 44:166-168.
18.Lamabadusuriya SP, Senanayake MP. Re-emergence of measles. The Ceylon Medical Journal,1999;44:185-186.
19.Senanayake MP, Gunawardena MKS.Neonatal morbidity following control of maternal diabetes with human insulin.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2000;29:11-14.
20.Senanayake MP, Lamabadusuriya SP, Seneviratne T.Problems of the socially disadvantaged child in Colombo-a pilot projectSri Lanka Journal of child Health,2000;29:109-111.
21.Senanayake MP, Kurukulasuriya AP Juvenile pernicious anaemia in a Sri Lankan child.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2000; 45:80-81.
22.Senanayake MP,Jayamaha DJMNR,de Silva TUN,Bahirathan S.Pathways taken by parents of disabled children.The Ceylon Medical Journal,2000,Vol.45,No.4.
23.Senanayake MP., De Silva WDJ., Lamabadusuriya SP.Adverse effects of a modified regime of Intravenous Desferrioxamine Sri Lanka Journal of child Health,2001;30: 41-43.
24.Senanayake MP.The OSCE.  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2001;30:24-27.
25.Senanayake MP, Kudalugoda Arachchi J, Wickremasinghe VP.
Children of imprisoned mothers. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2001,vol.46,No.2.
26.Amaratunge S, Sumanasena SP, Hubert HDM, Senanayake Manouri P,
Blood lead levels of children living near Borella Junction.The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2001;46(3):111.
27.Senanayake MP Play:have we forgotten its importance? Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2001;30:55-59.
28.Senanayake MP,Samarakkody RP,SumanasenaSP, Kudalugoda Arachchi J, Jasinghe SR, Hettiarachchi AP.A relational analysis of acute wheezing and air pollution.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2001;30:66-68.
29.Senanayake MP, Lamabadusuriya SP. Cerebral Thrombosis in Beta-Thalassaemia Major.Indian Journal Pediatrics 2001;68(11):1081-1082.
30.Senanayake Manouri P, Lamabadusuriya Sanath P Hypoparathyroidism, a rare endocrinopathy in thalassaemia major,The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2002; 47(2), 72.
31.Senanayake Manouri P, Gatherings from graveyards not bones or forensic work but epitaphs,Journal of Child Health, 2002; 31: 28.
32.Senanayake MP, Gunawardene TPJ.Hypogonadism: a major contributor to reduced height in beta- thalassaemia.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2002;31:55-57
33.Senanayake MP, Ajanthan R, Aluthge P.A case of near- drowning: are safety standards in sport adequate?Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2002;31:66-68.
34.Senanayake MP. Noise from power generators: it’s impact on the health of five children below two years of age Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2002;31: 115-117.   
35.Senanayake MP, Sumanasena SP.Cognitive development of lead-exposed children near Borella junction.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2003;32:15-17.
36.Ratnaweera DH, Senanayake MP.Short thorax and disproportionate dwarfism due to Kniest dysplasia.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2003;32:25-26.
37.Senanayake MP,Ajanthan R,Sumanasena SP,Lamabadusuriya SP.A mediastinal tumor that disappeared and reappeared.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2003;32:56-57.
38.Senanayake MP.Health messages on postage stamps The Ceylon Medical Journal,2003,vol.48,No.2.
39.Senanayake MP, Rodrigo MDA, Malkanthi R Blood lead levels of children before and after introduction of unleaded petrol The Ceylon Medical Journal June 2004, Vol 49, No. 2, 60-61
40.Senanayake MP,Birth of Immunisation,Sri Lanka Journal of  Child Health, 2004; No. 2,  33:60.
41.Senanayake MP The air we breathe: Is it safe for children? (C.C. de Silva Memorial Oration),Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health , September 2004, Vol. 33, No. 3, 64-72.
42.   Senanayake Manouri P, Ratnaweera Duminda H,  abadusuriya Sanath P A case of hereditory persistance of fetal haemoglobin,Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,Vol.33(4)Dec 2004,119-20.
43.   Senanayake Manouri P, Rodrigo MD Asiri,Kudalugoda Arachchi   J.Umbilical cord blood lead levels,The Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 2004, 97-98.
44.   Senanayake M P, Sumanasena SP.Dancing eyes & dancing feet syndrome,The Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 49 (4),December 2004, 133.
45.   Senanayake Manouri P., Ariaratnam C Ariarani, Abeywickrama Sudath., Belligaswatte A Two Sri Lankan cases of identified sea snake bites without envenoming Toxicon, 45  861-863
46.   Senanayake Manouri P, Mettananda DSG “Standard medical students set for themselves when preparing for the Final MBBS examination,Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2005; 34(8) 483-5.
47.   Senanayake Manouri P.Caring for children with disabilities: The forgotten needs of their families.Prof.Priyani E.Soysa Felicitation Volume ,Presented by The Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka.- 2005. pp. 42-44.
48.   Senanayake Manouri P. (Presidential address) “Today’s environment- tomorrow’s children”  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  2006; 35: 3-11.
49.   Senanayake Manouri P.Computer usage by paediatricians in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,Vol.35,Sept.2006,83-85.
50.   Senanayake Manouri P, Wanigasinghe J, De Silva MVC.Finnish type congenital nephrotic syndrome in a Sri Lankan neonate.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,Vol.35,Sept.2006,101-102.
51.   Senanayake Manouri P, Chandraratne KAS, De Silva TUN, Weerasuriya DC,“The choking game”: self-strangulation with a belt and clothes rack. CMJ 2006
52.   Senanayake Manouri P, ,De Silva TUN, Weerasuriya DC Will hospital based short stay assessmejt units improve efficiency  of paediatric services?Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2007, 36:57- 59.
53.   Senanayake Manouri P “Caring for children with Down syndrome: a medical check List “ Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,Vol.37, March 2008, 17-19.
54.   Senanayake S.M.,Jayasingh3e Sushila.,Senanayake M.P.“A teacher as a member of the paediatric team: lessons to put into action”.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,2008., 37:149-150
55.   Verity Slee, Senanayake SM, Senanayake MP How a social worker could  alleviate psychoslocial problems of families accessing   a child development clinic in Colombo  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, June 2008; 37: 48-51
56.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  1 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, June 2008; 37: 65                           
57.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  2 & Solutions for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 1  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health September 2008; 37:101 & 102
58.   Senanayake Manouri P Rising SO2   levels in ambient air The Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 53 (3), September 2008.
59.   Senanayake Manouri P., Parakramadasa H.M.L.N.A survey of breakfast  practices of  4-12 year old children Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, December 2008; 37: 112-117
60.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 3 & Solutions for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 2
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, Vol. 37, December 2008, 132 & 133.
61.   Senanayake MP Childhood case histories that may have misled you Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, Vol. 37,December 2008, 134.
62.   Senanayake Manouri P ., Kuruppu KKS.,Sumanasena SP., Lamabadusuriya SP.Hyperhaemolysis syndrome in  haemoglobin E/beta thalassaemia respondng to   cyclophosphamide therapy Ceylon Medical Journal ,     Vol 53 (4),December 2008,134-135.
63.   Senanayake Manouri P , Kumarasinghe P. An IVF baby with neonatal lupus  erythematosus Ceylon Medical Journal Vol 53 (4),December 2008,133..
64.   Senanayake MP , Senanayake SM, Vithanage K, Lamabadusuriya SP Characteristic skin lesions in infants exposed to chikungunya infection in utero Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (Revised version submitted)
65.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 4 & Solutions for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  March 2009; 38: 43 & 44
66.   Senanayake MP, Senanayake SM, Vithanage K, Gunasena S, Lamabadusuriya SP Vertical transmission of chikungunya : the Sri Lankan experience Ceylon Medical Journal      Vol.54,No.2. June 2009 p.47
67.   Senanayake MP, Kumararatne DS, Doffinger R,Recurrent tuberculosis due to IL 12 Receptor defect Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.54, No.2.June 2009 p.54
68.   Senanayake Manouri P  A paediatrician is hundred years young Ceylon Medical Journal  Vol.54,No.2.June 2009 p.67        
69.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  5 & Answers for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  June 2009; 38: 75 & 76..
70.   Senanayake Manouri P  Looking back at a decade of research Festshrift Volume:Tribute to Prof.S.P.Lamabadusuriya 2008: Publisher4: Faculty of Medicine Colombo Publications.
71.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 6 &  Solutions for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 5 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  September 2009; 38: 106 & 107.
72.   Senanayake Manouri P, , Dissanayake PV,  Rupasinghe S Margosa (Kohomba) oil induced toxic  encephalopathy following home remedy for intestinal worms.Ceylon Medical Journal ( Research letter) Vol.54, No.4. Dec.2009. 
73.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  7 &  Solutions  for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 6 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Dec, 2009; 38: 144 & 145.
74.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  8 &  Solutions for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 7   Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health   March 2010; 39 : 32 & 33.
75.   Manouri P Senanayake Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 8 (Reproduced) Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, June 2010, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 72.
76.   Senanayake Manouri P, , Dissanayake PV,  Rupasinghe S, JKK Seneviratne Unusually large Mongolian blue spots in GM1 Gangliosidosis : Is there an association? Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2010. 39: 116-117
77.   Senanayake Manouri P  Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  9 &  Solutions  for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 8 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2010. 39: 118 & 119

 

78.   Senanayake Manouri P, , Dissanayake PV,  Kumarasinghe G., Goonaratne INA, Lamahewage A.

Chronic intrathoracic gastric volvulus  

The Ceylon Medical Journal , Vol55, No. 3, September 2010.

 

79.   Senanayake Manouri P   ., Karunaratne PAS, Chathurangana PWP

A profile of research presented at the Sri Lanka College of Paediatrics(1997-2007)

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,  2010, Vol. 39,

 

80.   Senanayake Manouri P   , Ranawaka Chinthana, Fernando Manisha

                        How gender and child sensitive was the  relief received after the tsunami?

                        Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,   2010, Vol. 39,

 

81.   Senanayake Manouri P  , Seneviratne Sumudu, Samarasinghe Duminda

                        An infant with isolated ventricular non-complliance: a familial cardiomyopathy

                        Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,   2011, Vol. 39,

 

82.   Senanayake Manouri P  ., Mettananda DSG., Vidyatilake Sudarma

                        Profound thrombocytopenia and generalized hyper pigmentation following               

                        pyrimethamine use.

                        Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,   20101;Vol. 40,

 

83.   Senanayake Manouri P  ., Jayasena Arundathi, Varathen Vanathy., Kamaladeepan S.

                        Blister beetle dora        “A seasonal occurrence “ .

                        Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,   2011, Vol. 40,

 

84.   M.P.Senanayake., J.Wanigasinghe ., N.Gamaethige., P.Dissanayake

                        A case of possible familial Guillain Barrre Syndrome

The Ceylon Medical Journal , 2010; 55, (4) : 135-136.

 

 

85.   Senanayake Manouri P  

Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  10 &  Solutions  for Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 9  

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Dec.. 2010. 39: 156 & 157

 

86.   Senanayake Manouri P ., Karunaratne PAS, Chathurangana PWP

A profile of research presented at the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians

(1997-2007)  

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,  2011,

 

87.   Senanayake Manouri P, Mettananda DSG. De Silva MCV

                        Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis mimcking tuberculosis in an infant

                        Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 2011,31; 357-361  

 

88.   Senanayake Manouri P                                                                         

        Solutions to Paediatric Crossword Puzzle 10.                     

        Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  March 2011, 40: 38

 

89.   Senanayake Manouri P                                                                

Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  11

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  June 2011                                                 

 

90.   Senanayake Manouri P Jayasena Arundathi

Scrub typhus masquerading as a lower respiratory tract infection.

Ceylon Medical Journal.     Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  2012; 41(2) 97-98                     

 

91.   Senanayake Manouri P

        Music and the paediatrician.  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  2011

 

92.   Senanayake Manouri, Ranmali Waduge, Lamahewage A

                        An infant with massive haemobilia due to cavernous transformation of the portal vein              

Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57(1) 44-45

 

93.   Senanayake Manouri P                                                                          

        Paediatric Crossword Puzzle  12 & answers to Puzzle 11

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  June 2011

 

94.   Ocular and subcutaneous dirofilariasis in a Sri Lankan infant: an environmental hazard caused by dogs and mosquitoes. Paediatrics and International Child Health 2012

 

95.   Pellagra due to extreme food fussiness leading to a diet restricted to maize. Paediatrics and International Child Health ( submitted for review)

 

96.   Senanayake Manouri P, Rupasinghe S.  Probable drug induced SLE following prolonged levamisole therapy in a child with frequently relapsing nephritic syndrome.  Accepted for publication In : Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2012

 

97.   Senanayake Manouri P. Dallas Edward, Quality of the Diagnosis Card: the evidence for a single unit at Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital. Accepted for publication In : Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2012

 

98.   Senanayake Manouri P, Mettananda DSG. Metastatic calcification : Be watchful when nrenal failure complicates renal tubular acidosis. Accepted for publication In : Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2012

 

99.   Fernando RRC,  Senanayake Manouri P, Parental satisfaction with communication provided by different health care personnel at lAdy Ridgeway Hospital for Children Colombo. Accepted for publication In :  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  Sept. 2012

 

100.Senanayake Manouri P,  Thalagahage KH. Non traumatic rotatory subluxation of atalanto-axial joint ( Grisel syndrome) in a child with pharyngitis and concomitant meningitis. Accepted for publication In :  Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Awards and Distinctions

 

Awards Received for Professional Achievements

Honorary  Fellowship  from  the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath, UK    

Fellowship from  Royal College of Physicians ( London)      

Scholarship from Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene UK

Presidential Award  for Research from National Science Council Sri Lanka

Woman of Achievement in Medicine (2002) from  Zonta Club of Colombo/  Zonta International

 

Awards Received for Scientific Communication at Conferences

Prof.C.C.de Silva Memorial Oration by Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (2003)

Prize for “Best Paper”   30th Annual Sessions,Sri Lanka Paediatric Association  1995  

Prize for "Best Paper  1st Annual Scientific Congress  Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians - 1997      

 Prof. Geoff  Ebrahim Award -“Best Paper in Tropical Paediatrics”  - 5th Annual Scientific Congress of  Sri

                                                        Lanka College of Paediatricians   2001

 Prize for Best Poster 12th Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics  2007                                                                    Prof. Geoff   Ebrahim  Award for “Best Paper in Tropical Paediatrics”  11th Annual Scientific Congress of

                                                      Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians  2008

Loos Gold Medal for Pathology, University of .of Colombo  

WHO Fellowship  to St.Marys Hospital Medical School, London W2 – (1982-83 )

 WHO Fellowship  in Medical Education University of  New South Wales, Sydney ,Australia.                           WHO Fellowship  in Medical Education  University Sains Malaysia, Kotabharu & Sarawak, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

 Professional Activities

Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates :

·         Clinical teaching and assessing undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine Colombo,  External Examiner in paediatrics to the other six faculties of Medicine in the University system in Sri Lanka

Interfaculty teaching as resource person for the University of Colombo’s  Faculty of Science  MSc Program on Environmental Sciences.

·         As Chairperson, Board of Study in Paediatrics of the PGIM I was at the helm of postgraduate training in paediatrics from 2009-2012

Chief examiner and host examiner forDCH and MD

External examiner Fellowship Examination in Paediatrics of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.

Other activities in University:

 

UNIVERSITY

Senate Member, University of Colombo

Chairperson,  Internal Quality Assurance Unit, University of Colombo

Board Member, Board of Management, Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo.

Member, several Disciplinary Inquiries at university level

Member & Immediate Past Chairperson  Board of Study in Paediatrics, PGIM, University of Colombo

FACULTY
Head, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Chairperson, Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Member Academic Standards Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Member, Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

 

 

Involvement with WHO, Ministry of Health and other Agencies:

 

Hony. Consultant Paediatrician, Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Board member, National Child Protection Authority, Colombo

Board member, Board of Study in Paediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka

Member, National Polio Eradication Committee, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Member, National Committee on Adverse Events Following Immunisation, Ministry of Health, SL

Member Drug Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka 

Member, Forum of Ethics Review Committees Sri Lanka

Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association’s Committee on Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents

Country Representative, South- East Asia Region Immunization Advisory Group

Honorary Consultancy, UNDP Colombo, on Environmental Division

 

 

 

Involvement with Professional Associations & Editorial Affiliations

 

Past President & Fellow  Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians ( 2004/2005)

Vice-President   Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded (1997/98)                             

Fellow Royal College of Physicians

Honorary Fellow  -  Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Care  UK

Representative of International Paediatric Association- at  58th WHO  Regional Conference

Life member- Sri Lanka Medical Association

 Life member  Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka

Life member  Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded

Life member- Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science

Life Member    Vaccine Forum, Sri Lanka 

Life Member    Respiratory Study Circle 

Life member- Ceylon college of Physicians          

 Council Member  Board of Governors,  Sri Lanka Saukyadana Movement 

Editorial Board Member, Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

 Assistant Editor, Ceylon Medical Journal

                               

                                 

Past Appointments and Consultancies

 

Council Member, National Institute of Education, Ministry of Health

Member Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Child Abuse in Sri Lanka,

Founder Board Member- National Child Protection Authority (99-2001, 2005- 2006)

Member, National Monitoring Committee of Children’s Charter

National Expert Committee for Review Cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis, Ministry of Health

National Coordinating Committee for the prevention and management of Hearing Impairment

Member, National Task Force on Promotion of Breast Feeding

Member, Expert Committee on Clinical Management,Control and Prevention of Dengue Fever in SL

Member of Research & Higher Degrees Standing Committee Faculty of Medicine (2002 – 2009)

Member Admission Committee Faculty of Medicine (1992 – 1994)

Member National Committee of Communicable Diseases

Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Worthing & Southlands Hospital, Worthing UK,

Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals, West Midlands UK

Clinical Fellow, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School Paddington, London W2 UK

 

Grants ( in past 10 years)

GR   

     WHO/ Kobe                            Health and Social Development of an identified  Deprived area in Colombo

    Asia Pacific Network             Regional study on Pulmonary Health effects of Particulates ( South Asia)

    UAS Pharmaceuticals           Study on an emerging vector borne disease ( Chikungunya )                                

    IRQUE ( C1A2 IRQUE ).             Study on Quality of life and Health needs of urban  adolescents

                                                                               

   Saarland University, Homburg Germany           Follow up of Intrauterine growth retarded infants     

                                         

             

                               

            

               

 

                               

Supervised Projects

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