Curriculum Vitae

Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Professor in Pharmacology and Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS, MD, MRCP, PhD, DCH, Dip MedTox

Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Colombo

PERSONAL 

 

 

Date of Birth

14th July 1965

Sex 

Female

Nationality 

Sri Lankan by Birth

Civil Status

Single

Private address

      Colombo Central Towers, 174 4/4 Messenger, Street Colombo 12

Official Address

Department of Pharmacology ,

Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8

Present Position 

      Professor in Pharmacology and Board certified Specialist Paediatrician

e-mail address                       

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Permanent Tel. No.        

94 11 2697483 (Office)

94 11 2695300 ext 198 (Office)

 

94 11 2392233(home)

Mobile Tel No                             

0714927165

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Professional education 

  1. M.B.B.S (Jaffna, Sri Lanka) (First class Honours) - 1993
  2. MD (Paediatrics) (Colombo, Sri Lanka) (Gold Medal) - 1998
  3. Diploma in Child Health (Colombo, Sri Lanka) - 1998
  4. Diploma in Medical Toxicology (Cardiff, UK) - 2001
  5. MRCP (Paediatrics) (London, UK) - 2002
  6. PhD (Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology) – University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK – 2004 

School education

 

  • G.C.E. Ordinary level examination in 1980

7 Distinctions and 1 credit

  • G.C.E. Advanced level examination in 1983

 

A -Chemistry

B- Botany                                    

C- Physics

C –Zoology

Details of academic Qualifications 

1.     Post graduate qualifications

                a.      PhD in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology

                         Institution:     University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

                         Period:            2000-2003

                         Supervisors: Prof PA Routledge (Professor of Clinical Pharmacology)

                         Prof DP Davies (Professor of Paediatrics)

 

                 b.     MRCP (Paediatrics)

                         Institution:     Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK

                         Year:               2002

                 c.      Diploma in Medical Toxicology

                          Institution:     University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

                          Year:               2001

                 d.     Doctorate in Medicine (MD Paediatrics)

                         Awarded Priyani Soysa Gold Medal for the best performance

                         Institution:     Post Graduate Institute of Medicine,

                         University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

                         Year:               1999

                e.      Diploma in Child Health

                         Institution:     Post Graduate Institute of Medicine,

                         University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

                         Year:               1998 

2.     Under graduate qualifications 

           MBBS (First class Honours) – 3 rd in all island merit list

           Institution:     Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

           Year:               1992/93

           Final MBBS:   First Class Honours with Distinctions in Paediatrics, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology

           3 rd MBBS:      First Class Honours with Distinctions in Pharmacology, Pathology, Parasitology,                              Microbiology and Community Medicine

           2 nd MBBS:      Second Class Honours with Distinctions in Physiology and Biochemistry       

3.     School education 

           Institution:                 Vembadi Girls’ High School, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

           Award:                        Gold Medal for the Best Student in 1983

           Head Prefect:             Year 1982/1983

           Junior Prefect:           Year 1975

AWARDS 

  1. Commonwealth academic staff scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom to read for PhD, 2000 (2000-2003)

  2. Gold Medal for Paediatrics (Priyani Soysa  Gold Medal) for the best performance in Doctor of Medicine in Paediatrics (1999) examination of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

  3. President’s award for scientific publications: 2013, 2014

  4. Wilson Peiris Prize, Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association: Randomized, Single-Blind clinical trial on intramuscular long acting ACTH versus oral prednisolone for long term control of epileptic spasm, 2016

  5. Best Oral paper award, Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association: Acceptability, Patient Satisfaction and short term outcome of newly introduced rehabilitation physiotherapy programme among blast injury victims in Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka, 2014

  6. Co-Investigator: EM Wijerama Prize - Awarded by the SLMA for the Best Scientific Paper at the 126th SLMA Annual Scientific Medical Congress, 2013

  7. Welsh Paediatric Society poster prize at the Autumn Clinical Meeting of the Welsh Paediatric Society, Swansea, Wales, UK, 2001 for the research paper on “Safety of meningococcal group C conjugate vaccines in Wales: the importance of the Yellow Card” by Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA

  8. The Poster prize at the Autumn Meeting of the Welsh Paediatric Society and the Royal College of Paediatrics. Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2003 for the research paper on  “ Attitudes of hospital paediatricians to spontaneous Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting” by Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA

  9. Best Poster Award at the 6th Congress of Asian Society for Paediatric Research, Taipei, Taiwan; April 2010 for the research paper on Availability of key paediatric essential medicines in a resource limited country”  by Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S

  10. SLMA Prize for the best poster award at the 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association; 2010, for the research paper on “Availability of key paediatric essential medicines in Sri Lanka” by Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S.

  11. Best Poster Award at the 43rdAnnual academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians. September 2010 for the research paper on “Spontaneous reports on anaphylaxis: the applicability of the Brighton case definition” by Sri Ranganathan S, Senadeera SAC, Balasubramaniam R, Fernandopulle R

  12. H K T Fernando Award at the 120th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association for the research paper on “Acute paracetamol poisoning: is the ingested dose a reliable indicator of likely toxicity and need for N – acetylcysteine” by Senarathna SMDKG*, Sri Ranganathan S, Dargan PI, Fernandopulle R..

  13. Excellence poster award in post graduate category at the Students Scientific Session. Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, November 2004 for the research paper on “Drug- induced Stevens Johnson Syndrome: a review of spontaneous reports received by the National Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring Centre” by Gunathilake, K Munasinghe, S Sri Ranganathan, BMR Fernandopulle

  14.  Distinction pass in Basic Sinhala –awarded by the Department of official language – 2005

  15. Travel grant from the National Science Foundation to present two abstracts at the 8th world congress on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Brisbane, Australia, 01-06 August 2004

  16. Fellowship from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health and Ageing, Australian government for the Pharmacovigilance – the study of adverse drug reactions training course, 8 to 19 November 2004, Canberra – recognized as an expertise in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology in South Asia for the year 2004.

  17. University Prize for the Best Performance in the Final MBBS examination for the academic year 1992 /1993

  18. Dr. William Paul Award for the Best Academic Record in the Medical Course and significant contribution towards student extracurricular activities for the academic year 1992 /1993

  19. Dr. Vaithianathar Nadarajah memorial prize for the Best Performance in the Final MBBS examination for the academic year 1992/1993

  20. Dr. V.T.Pasupathi Gold Medal for the Best Performance with Distinction pass in Paediatrics for the academic year 1992/1993

  21. St. George Memorial Gold Medal for the Best Performance with Distinction pass in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for the academic year 1992/1993

  22. Chemical Industries award (CIC) for the Best Performance with Distinction pass in Pharmacology for the academic year 1990/91

  23. Charles Kanagasuntharam Memorial Bursary for the Best Performance in Third MBBS for the academic year 1990 /91

  24. Dr.Vaithianathar Nadarajah Memorial Prize for the Best Performance with Distinction pass in Community Medicine for the academic year 1990/91

  25. Chelliah Ponnamma Memorial Prize for the Highest competency in Pathology with distinction pass for the academic year 1990/91

  26. Fellowship to Japan for the Best Performance in 2nd MBBS and contribution to extra curriculum activities, 1989

  27. Gold Medal for the Best Student, Vembadi Girls’ High School – 1982/1983

  28. University Prize for the Best Performance in Third MBBS for the academic year 1990/91


  29. Grant from International Paediatric Association (1500 AUD) to deliver a talk in the International Paediatric Congress, 2013 

  30. SEARO/WHO Grant (4000 US Dollars) –for the Country Survey on “Availability and cost of selected paediatric essential medicines in Sri Lanka

  31. 25.SEARO/WHO Grant (5000 US Dollars) – for the Project on “analysis of money spent on pharmaceuticals issued by the Medical Supplies Division; 2002-2006 

 

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (December 1994- September 1996)
  2. Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (September 1996 – February 2001)
  3. Senior Lecturer, Grade 2, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (February 2001 – May 2009)
  4. Senior Lecturer, Grade 1, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (May 2009 onwards)
  5. Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (September 2012 onwards)
  6. Master Trainer in Healthcare Education awarded by Singapore International Foundation and National University of Singapore 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 1.     English 

  • Distinction pass in English language in G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination   conducted by Department of Education in 1980

 2.     Tamil 

  • Distinction pass in Tamil language in G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination conducted by Department of Education in 1980

 3.     Sinhala 

  • Distinction pass in Basic Sinhalaawarded by the Department of official language2005
  • Fluent in communicating with patients and students (experience of 17 years)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

 

 1.     Positions held

 

Position

Institution

Period

Professor

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine,UniversityofColombo

11.09.2012

To date

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine,UniversityofColombo

12.01.2001

10.09.2012

PhD Research Fellow in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology,

Universityof WalesCollegeof Medicine, Cardiff, UK

01.10.2000

09.01.2004

Lecturer

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

15.02.2000

30.09.2000

Senior Registrar

(Paediatrics)

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for

Children, Colombo

15.02.1999

14.02.2000 

Registrar

(Paediatrics)

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for

Children, Colombo

01.01.1997

14.02.1999

Lecturer

(Pharmacology)

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine,

University of Colombo

30.09.1996

31.12.1996

Lecturer

(Pharmacology)

Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Jaffna

12.12.1994

 

29.09.1996

Medical officer

Teaching Hospital

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

26.04.1994

 

11.12.1994

House officer

(Gynaecology &

Obstetrics)

Professorial Unit

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

26.10.1993

25.04.1994

House officer

(Medicine)

Medical Unit

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

26.04. 1993

05.10.1993

 2.     Undergraduate curriculum planning and development activities

    1. Coordinator, Examination Unit, from July 2015 onwards
    2. Chairperson, Electives Programme for Undergraduate Medical Students, From February 2014 onwards 
    3. Chairperson, Electives programme for overseas medical undergraduates, From February 2014 onwards
    4. Member of Academic Standards Committee, from January 2016 onwards
    5. Member, Language committee, from February 2014 onwards  
    6. Convnor. Foundation Module from May 2014 onwards
    7. Convnor of the Introductory Basic Sciences Stream (IBSS) from May 2006 to April 2009.
    8. Member of the Curriculum Development and Evaluation committee of the Faculty of Medicine from May 2006 to April 2009  
    9. Convenor of the of the Special Senses Module from May 2004 to December 2005
    10. Chairperson of the Special Senses Module January 2006 to December 2008
    11. Member of the Applied Science Stream Committee: May 2004  to December 2008
    12. Member of the following module committees

12.1.                    Special Senses Module:  2009 up to now

12.2.                    Gastrointestinal tract Module:  2006 up to now

12.3.                    Blood and Lymphoreticular system module:  2011 up to now

12.4.                    Growth, Development and Nutrition Module:  2008 up to now

12.5.                    Neurology module: 2007 up to now  

  1. Coordinator – B.Sc Pharmacy Special degree programme; December 2004 – February 2013. It is an inter-faculty special degree programme between the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology 
  2. Member of the Elective Committee: 2011 up to now
  3. Convnor of the subcommittee which is planning to start courses named Diploma in Human Biology and B. Sc in Health Sciences as fall back option                                                                                                                                                             


3.     Undergraduate teaching: Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 

  1. Conduct lectures, facilitate tutorials in Pharmacology in all the modules (15-17 modules) in Applied Science Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  2. Conduct therapeutic lectures, therapeutic ward classes and participate as a resource person in “Integrated ward classes (IWC)” (Paediatrics, Medicine, Gynaecology and Obstetrics) in Clinical Science Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  3. Facilitate small group discussions in Behavioral Sciences Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  4. Facilitate small group discussions in Community Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  5. Facilitate Problem based lessons in Applied Science Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  6. Supervise community attachment, family attachment and research projects of Community Stream
  7. Supervises Elective projects in the Clinical Science Stream of medical undergraduate programme
  8. Conduct lectures for B.Sc. Physiotherapy undergraduate programme
  9. Conduct lectures, facilitate tutorials, facilitate skill sessions, organize ward training, supervise research projects and guide clinical pharmacy practice training for B.Sc. Pharmacy (Special) undergraduate programme
  10. Resource person: Introductory Paediatrics for Clinical Science Stream
  11. Examiner for medical undergraduate programme in applied Science Stream, behavioural science stream, community stream (research, family attachment, community attachment), elective projects and community paediatrics viva
  12. Examiner for B.Sc Pharmacy undergraduate programme in Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy and research projects
  13. Examiner for B.Sc. Physiotherapy undergraduate programme in Pharmacology, and research projects
  14. Examiner: Written assessment and Communication Skills viva in the Paediatrics Clinical Exam for Behavioral Science Stream

 4.     Undergraduate teaching: Other Faculties of Medicine 

  1. Visiting Lecturer in Pharmacology – Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
  2. Visiting Lecturer in Paediatrics - Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
  3. Visiting Lecturer for B. Pharm programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  4. External examiner in Pharmacology -Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rajarata, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Faculty of medicine, University of Peradeniya
  5. External examiner in Paediatrics -Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
  6. Visiting lecturer in Pharmacology, Kotalawela Defence Academy

 5.     Postgraduate curriculum planning and development activities 

  1. Coordinator, MCQ Core-Group for MSc in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  2. Member/ Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Speciality Board of the Post Graduate institute of Medicine since its inception in 2008
  3. Developed the Log Book for trainees to be Board Certified in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  4. Member: Paediatrics – Research Evaluation Sub-committee of the Board of Study in Paediatrics
  5. Member of the Panel which evaluated training in paediatric neurology and paediatric cardiology to be certified as a Board Certified Consultants
  6. Member/ Speciality Board in Diploma in Medical Toxicology and M. Sc in Medical Toxicology of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (2006-2008)
  7. Coordinator/ Pharmacology module in the Diploma in Toxicology offered by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo; 2006-2011

 6.     Postgraduate education 

  1. Resource person in Journal clubs for Postgraduate training programme of  MD (Paediatrics) conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2004 To date
  2. Lecturer and an examiner  for post graduate training programme of MD (Oncology) conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2006 to date
  3. Lecturer, and an examiner and tutor for on line learning for post graduate training programme of Diploma/ M. Sc in Medical Toxicology conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2004 to date
  4. Lecturer (Pharmacoepidemiology module) for Post Graduate training programmes of M. Sc (Community Medicine/Community Dentistry) conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since Jan 2011 to date
  5. Lecturer (Pharmacoepidemiology module) for Post Graduate training programmes of M. Sc (Medical Administration) conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since Jan 2009 to date
  6. Lecturer (Pharmacology module) for Diploma in Family Medicine training programme of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2006 to date
  7. Lecturer (Pharmacology module) for Diploma in Reproductive Health training programme of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2006 to date
  8. Lecturer (Pharmacology module) for Diploma in Hospital Dental Practice programme of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2008 to date
  9. Lecturer (Pharmacology module) for Diploma course in Toxicology conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo since 2008 to date
  10. Lecturer (Pharmacology module) for Diploma in Critical care conducted by the

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. 2009

  1. Supervision of dissertations in Post Graduate Diploma course in Toxicology conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2008
  2. Supervision of dissertations in Diploma course in Health Development conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2007, 2008. 2009
  3. Resource person, Grand Ward Rounds, MD Paediatric trainees, 2012, 2013
  4. Lecturer, M. Sc in Human Nutrition, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, 2013

 7.     Contributions to training activities of the Ceylon Medical College Council (A joint programme between University of Colombo and Ministry of Health) 

  1. Lecturer, and an examiner for Internal Pharmacy course conducted by the Ceylon Medical College Council (CMCC) since 2004 to date
  2. Examiner of portfolios of Internal Pharmacy trainees during their internship period since 2009 to date
  3. Contributed regularly to the revision and updating of the curriculum for Internal Pharmacy course conducted by the CMCC
  4. Examiner (theory and viva) for external pharmacy examination conducted by the CMCC since 2004 to date
  5. Supervision of examination, development of viva examination materials for external pharmacy examination conducted by the CMCC since 2004 to date
  6. Resource person for the course conducted by the CMCC for the candidates of external pharmacy examination – 2010
  7. Member, Panel which accredits institutions for Proficiency in Pharmacy programme, 2008-2012
  8. Member, Panel which accredits trainers for the External Pharmacy programme, 2008-2012 
  9. Member in the Board which accredits candidates with local and overseas degrees for registration with Ceylon medical college council

 8.     Contribution to extension courses/other training programmes 

  1. Resource person, in a series of workshops conducted by the Ministry of Health for the Continuous Professional Development of Hospital Pharmacists and Dispensers, 2005  
  2. Lecturer and examiner for certificate course for Ophthalmology technicians (2005, 2009, 2012)
  3. Lecturer and examiner for Certificate course for Electrocardiographers, 2012
  4. Examiner at the Examination for Registration to Practice Medicine (ERPM) assessments of Sri Lanka Medical Council 2005 to 2010
  5. Resource person, Continuous Professional Development workshop for Food and Drug Inspectors,  2008
  6. Resource person (Regulatory Pharmacology with reference to children)/ Community Paediatrics Teaching Programme

 9.     Other University development and student welfare activities 

  1. Secretary. Research and Higher Degrees Committee, 2006- 2010
  2. Secretary (Working group)/ HETC (W3); Faculty of Medicine, July 2012 to date
  3. Warden, De Saram Medical Hostel for Women, January 2009 to January 2013
  4. Academic Sub Warden, De Saram Medical Hostel for Women, March 2005 to December 2008
  5. Member, Clinical Trial Subcommittee of the Ethics Review Committee. 2010 to date 
  6. Student counselor 2005- 2012
  7. Senior Treasurer, Medical Students Hindu Society, 2004-2011, 2014- up to date
  8. Member/ Scholarships and Fellowships Board, 2006-2010
  9. Member / Subcommittee selecting the nominee for University Research award
  10. Member/ Organizing committee, Faculty Research Day, 2011, 2012
  11. Member/ Organizing committee, Students Scientific Sessions, 2000, 2004, 2008
  12. Convenor/ Staff Group for Student Assistance: 2004 – 2008
  13. Resource person/Law Faculty – Orientation Programme, 2006- 2011
  14. Treasurer/ C2A1 (Tri-lingual abilities) /IRQUE: 2004 – 2005
  15. Member – Staff group to support Medical Students with special needs
  16. Convenor – Colombo Task force – Reproductive Health Research, 2004-2007  

CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

 1.     Ministry of Health: 

  1. Member – Sub-committee which developed the list of orphan drugs for Sri Lanka
  2. Co-Author – List of Orphan drugs for Sri Lanka
  3. Convenor – Essential Medicines List formulation committee – 2006
  4. Convenor – Essential Medicines List formulation committee – 2009
  5. Convenor – Essential Medicines List formulation Committee – 2012
  6. Member – Committee looking into quality failures reported to Medical Supplies Division, Ministry of Health
  7. Member – Clinical Trial Subcommittee: 2008-2011
  8. Member of the Team – On site investigations following serious medication related events
  9. Monitoring Adverse Events for JE vaccine – Clinical Trial carried out by Epidemiology Unit
  10. Drug Evaluation Expert for Drug Regulatory Authority: Evaluation of dossiers submitted for registration and application of clinical trials and preparation of detailed report (Name of the products are not given as it is confidential)
  11. Functions as a pharmacovigilance resource person
  12. Functions as a Drug Information resource person
  13. Designed adverse drug reaction reporting form for Pharmacists 
  14. Contributed to revision of recommendations for paracetamol dose 
  15. Member/ Adverse Event Following Immunization Expert Committee
  16. Member/ Subcommittee developed National Guidelines for Helmintiasis

 2.     Sri Lanka Medical Association 

  1. Member – Committee on Women’s Health , 2006 to date  
  2. Member – Editorial Board, Ceylon Medical Journal. July 2005 to date
  3. Member – Ethical Review Committee – August 2008 to date
  4. Member – Sri Lanka Clinical Trial Registry Committee – 2012 to date
  5. Member – Medicinal Drugs Committee - 2013 to date
  6. Reviewer of abstracts submitted for Annual Scientific Sessions, 2006-2013
  7. Judge – Poster and Oral presentations at the Annual Scientific Sessions, 2012
  8. Member, Forum of Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka (FERCSL), 2015 onwards

 3.     Sri Lanka Medical Council 

             Examiner – Paediatrics – ERPM (Clinical and oral) – 2004- 2008  

4.     Sri Lankan College of Paediatricians 

  1. Resource person, MCQ Course MD- Part 1 Paediatrics , 2005 – 2013
  2. Health Development Project: Member of the  Subcommittee which developed the national guidelines on “Rational prescribing in Paediatrics” 

 5.     National Science Foundation 

  1. Editor/ Tamil version (Vijjana Kural) of the Vidurawa Magazine published (Bi annually) by the National Science Foundation: 2008 – 2009  
  2. Judge, Competitions in Tamil Medium
  3. Reviewer, Grant applications

 6.     Sri Lankan Association of Advancement of Science 

  1. Member – Committee on Popularization of Science 2005-2008
  2. Resource person  for scientific programmes organized by the CPS (Tamil medium): 2005-2006
  3. Judge – Inter district scientific quiz programmes for school students (Tamil medium): 2005

 7.     Reproductive Health Research – National Coordinating Committee 

Convenor-National Coordinating Committee on Reproductive Health Research (February 2007 – 2009) 

  1. Member, Council – Sri Lanka Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 9.     Reviewer/ Editorial Board Member

  1. Assistant Editor/ Ceylon Medical Journal: 2005 onwards
  2. Section Editor/Ceylon Medical Journal: 2015 onwards
  3. Member/ PGIM Journal: 2015 onwards
  4. Member/ Journal of Ceylon College of Surgeons, 2015 onwards
  5. Trained by INASP – Editor, Medical Journals
  6. Vice President – Sri Lanka Association of Medical Journal Editors

  

PUBLICATIONS 

 

 1.     Research publications in refereed journals

  1. Kalle Hoppe, Shalini Sri Ranganathan.  Essential Medicines for children.

1. Archives Diseases of Childhood. 2015;100:S38-S42

2.      Wanigasinghe JArambepola CSri Ranganathan S, Sumanasena SAttanapola G. Randomized, Single- Blind, Parallel Clinical Trial on Efficacy of Oral Prednisolone Versus Intramuscular Corticotropin on Immediate and Continued Spasm Control in West Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology  2015 Sep;53(3):193-9

3. Wanigasinghe J, Arambepola C, Sri Ranganathan S, Sumanasena S, Mohundirum E. The efficacy of moderate to high dose oral prednisolone versus low to moderate dose intramuscular corticotropin for improvement of hypsarrhythmia in West Syndrome: a randomized, single-blind parallell clinical trial. Pediatric Neurology. 2014, Jul;51(1):

4. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. The involvement of nurses in reporting suspected Adverse Drug Reactions: experience with the meningococcal vaccination scheme. British Journal of Clinical pharmacology 2003; 56:658-663

5. S Sri Ranganathan, M G Sathiadas, S Sumanasena, M Fernandopulle, S P Lamabadusuriya, BMR Fernandopulle. Fulminant hepatic failure and paracetamol overuse with therapeutic intent in febrile children. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2006; 73 (10): 871-5

6. Hoppu K, Sri Ranganathan S, Dodoo ANO. Realities of paediatric pharmacotherapy in the developing world. Arch Dis Child 2011; 96: 764-76

7. Kalle Hoppu, Gabriel Anabwani, Facundo Garcia-Bournissen, Madlen Gazarian, Gregory L. Kearns, Hidefumi Nakamura, Robert G. Peterson, Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Saskia N. de Wildt. The status of paediatric medicines initiatives around the world-what has happened and what has not? Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2012 68:1–10

8.  Sharmini Gunawardena, Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Rohini Fernandopulle. Pharmacovigilance through consumer feedback (reporting) in the mass treatment of lymphatic filariasis using diethylcarbamazine and Albendazole in two districts in Sri Lanka. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2008; 13 (9): 1153-8

9.   Lucas G N, Amarasinghe A, Sri Ranganathan S. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Indian Paediatrics 2000; 67 (7):503-4

10. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S.  A national survey of cost and affordability of key essential medicines for children in Sri Lanka.  Indian Journal of Paediatrics.  2013 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]

11. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S.  A national survey of availability of key essential medicines for children in Sri Lanka.  Ceylon Medical Journal 2011; 56: 101-107

12. UL Somasiri, S Thillainathan, R Fernandopulle, S Sri Ranganathan. Antiepileptic drugs for children: Availability, suitability and acceptability. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2012; 41(1): 38-39

13. Sri Ranganathan S, Senadeera SAC, Balasubramaniam R, Fernandopulle R. Spontaneous Reports on Anaphylaxis: The Applicability of Brighton Case Definition. Ceylon Medical Journal 2011; 56: 129-130

14. Shalini Sri Ranganathan. Adverse events following immunisation. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2011; 19 (3): 1-5

15. S Sri Ranganathan, K Mayurathan, R Fernandopulle. A survey on antiemetics prescribed for children in some selected districts of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2010; 39: 93-97

16. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Dawson A H, N Buckley, Fernandopulle R. Management of acute paracetamol poisoning: in a tertiary care hospital. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2008; 53 (3): 89-92

17. S M D K Ganga Senarathna, S Sri Ranganathan, A H Dawson, B M R Fernandopulle. Unacceptable variance in the estimation of plasma concentration of paracetamol. Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55 (2): 70-71 

18. Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Sue Hill.  Why we need better medicines for children – A paediatrician’s perspective. http://healthexchangenews.com/2010/03/24/

19.   Sri Ranganathan S. Rational prescribing in Paediatrics. Sri Lanka Journal of Child health 2008; 37(1):3-7

20. S N Pathirage, S Pathigoda, R Peiris, S Sri Ranganathan. Influence of exclusive breast feeding on occurrence, severity and recurrence of acute lower respiratory infections in preschool children. Sri Lanka Journal of Child health 2008; 38 (1): 21-24

21. S Sri Ranganathan, R Fernandopulle.  A clinicians’ guide to adverse drug reactions.  The Ceylon Medical Journal.  2007; 52: (2): 41-4

22.   S Sri Ranganathan, R Fernandopulle.  Case reports of Nicolau Syndrome following intramuscular Diclofenac administration. Sri Lankan Prescriber March 2007; 15(1): 6-7

23. Sri Ranganathan S. Drug Related Iatrogenic Disease: The Special Vulnerability of Children. Welsh Paed J 2001; 15:57-62

24.   Sri Ranganathan S, Routledge PA, Davies DP. Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions in Children. Welsh Paed J 2002;17:70-1

25.   Fernandopulle BMR. Sri Ranganathan S. Management of Varicella zoster virus exposure and infection in pregnancy and neonates.  Ceylon Journal of Child Health 2001; 30(4): 111 – 14

25. Sri Ranganathan S. Fernandopulle BMR, Fernandopulle M, De Silva MVC. Fulminant hepatic failure in a child following paracetamol overdosing. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2001; 46(2): 72

26. Lucas GN, Sri Ranganathan S. A case of Achalasia cardia. Ceylon Medical Journal 1999; 44 (2): 102

27.   Lucas GN, Sri Ranganathan S. Mirizzi Syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal 1998; 43:125

28.   Lucas GN, Sri Ranganathan S. Gunawardene S, de Silva N R. A case of Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2000; 29 (1):27-8

29.   Lucas GN, Sri Ranganathan S. Sujeewa WAH. A child with acute suppurative thyroiditis. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2000; 29 (1):31

30.   Lucas GN, Sri Ranganathan S. A case of Dandy Walker Syndrome. Journal of Child Health 1999; 28 (1): 34-5

31.   S Sri Ranganathan, R Fernandopulle, BVDSP Abeyawardena, HMKN Hathlahawatta, KR Gunatilaka.  Kohomba oil induced encephalopathy: lessons in prescribing traditional medicines. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2005; 34:94-5

32.   SMDK Ganga Senarathna, Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Nick Buckley and Rohini Fernandopulle. A cost effectiveness analysis of the preferred antidotes for acute paracetamol poisoning patients in Sri Lanka. BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2012, 12:6

33.    B V S H Beneragama, S Sri Ranganathan. Critical evaluation of the existing system for supply of pharmaceuticals in the public health sector 2007; 11: 15-20

34.    S.M.D.K. Ganga Senarathna, Shalini S. Ranganathan, Nick Buckley, S.S.S.B.D. Preethi Soysa, B. M. Rohini Fernandopulle. A quick inexpensive laboratory method in acute paracetamol poisoning could improve risk assessment, management and resource utilization. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2012; 44 (4): 463-6

 Books and chapters in books

 

1.     Chapter title: Rational use of medicines in children in the developing world: current status, key challenges and potential solutions. Authors: Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Madlen Gazarian, Book title: Optimizing treatment for children in the developing world - Publisher: Springer International

2.     Medicines issued to the public sector: 2002-2006. An Analysis of the pharmaceuticals issued by the Medical Supplies Division (MSD) over a period of five years; 2002-2006 - Sri Lanka

Authors: Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R, Beneragama B V S H, Weerasinghe MC, Weeraratne ED

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - ISBN: 978-955-9021-87-2

3. Paracetamol poisoning: Evidence based Treatment Guidelines (2001)

Authors: Dr Rohini Fernandopulle, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan, Dr Thusirini Kuruppu

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - ISBN: 955-9021-27-3

4. Advisory Labels for Dispensed Medicines (2006)

Authors: Professor Rohini Fernandopulle, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo - ISBN: 955-9021-49-4

5. External Pharmacists’ Examination. MCQs in Pharmacology Past papers with answers and explanatory comments (3 editions), March 2004, July 2005, January 2009, April 2013

Authors: Professor Rohini Fernandopulle, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

ISBN: 955-9021-40-0 (same for all 3 editions)


6.  Adverse Drug Event Reporting: A pharmacist’s guide (August 2007)

Authors: Professor Rohini Fernandopulle, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

7. External Pharmacists’ Examination. MCQs in Pharmacy Past papers with answers and explanatory comments - Published by Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (2 editions) March 2004, August 2005

Authors: Mr. W Pathirana, RMS Menike, Professor Rohini Fernandopulle, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (ISBN: 955-9021-41-9)

8. Chapter on “Management of Anaphylaxis following immunisation” in SLMA guidelines and information on vaccines- 2006, 2008, 2010 editions

Authors: Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R

Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association (2008 edition: ISBN 955-9386-10-7)

9. Contributing Author: Sri Lanka Patients’ Patient formulary

ISBN: 978-955-52683-0-1 


3.     Conference publications/presentations 

  1. Sri Ranganathan S, Senadeera SAC, Balasubramaniam R, Fernandopulle R.  Spontaneous reports on anaphylaxis: the applicability of the Brighton case definition. Proceedings of the 43rdAnnual academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians. September 2010. Page 56 (Received the Best Poster Award)
  2. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Safety of meningococcal group C conjugate vaccines in Wales: the importance of the Yellow Card. Proceedings of the Autumn Clinical Meeting of the Welsh Paediatric Society, Swansea, Wales, UK, 2001. The Welsh Paediatric Journal 2002; 16:92 (        Awarded the WPS poster prize)
  3. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Attitudes of hospital paediatricians to spontaneous Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting. Proceedings of the Autumn Meeting of the Welsh Paediatric Society and the Royal College of Paediatrics. Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2003. The Welsh Paediatric Journal 2004; 20:96 (Awarded the poster prize)
  4.  Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. Availability of key paediatric essential medicines in a resource limited country”  Proceedings of the 6th Congress of Asian Society for Paediatric Research, Taipei, Taiwan; April 2010, Page  321 (Received the Best Poster Award)
  5. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. Availability of key paediatric essential medicines in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association; 2010, Page  58 (       Received the SLMA Prize for the best poster award)
  6. Sri Ranganathan S, Mayurathan K, Fernandopulle R. Anti-emetics for children: Drug utilization data in Sri Lanka and systematic review of the literature. Proceedings of the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008. Page 35
  7. Sri Ranganathan S, Mayurathan K, Fernandopulle R. Quality of product information leaflets of antiemetics. Proceedings of the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008. Page 35
  8. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Under reporting of adverse drug reactions by doctors in Paediatrics to CSM Wales. Proceedings of the plenary organised by Joint professional forum and health & well being group, Welsh Assembly Government, Newport, Wales, UK, April 2002.
  9. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Adverse Drug Reactions in Children: A review of Yellow Cards received by CSM Wales (1991-2000). Proceedings of the 17th Annual Post Graduate Research Day, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK, November 2002. Page 50-51
  10. Sri Ranganathan S, Aldridge G, Hutchings A, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Epidemiology of childhood poisoning in Wales; An analysis of enquiries received by the National Poison Information Services, Cardiff Centre, 1991-2000. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Post Graduate Research Day, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK, November 2003. Page 47
  11. Fernandopulle R*, Beneragama BVSH, Weerasinghe MC, Sri Ranganathan S**. Rationality of issues of medicines in the public sector using benchmark indicators. Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009. Page 44
  12. Sri Ranganathan S, Houghton JE, Davies DP, Routledge PA. Attitudes of hospital doctors in paediatrics to spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting. At the British Pharmaceutical Conference, Harrogate, UK, 2003. Page S 89
  13. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. Availability, price and affordability of key essential medicines for children in a resource limited country. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on improving quality use of medicines; Turkey, 14-18th November 2011. Page 152-3
  14. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. Availability, price and affordability of essential inhalation medicines for asthma for children in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians; 27th -30th July 2011, Page 52
  15. Sri Ranganathan S, Weerasinghe MC, Beneragama BVSH, Fernandopulle R**. Antihypertensive medicines in public sector hospitals in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of issues and cost. Proceedings of the 10th South East Asia regional scientific meeting of the International Epidemiological Association. 23rd-26th May 2010. Page 68-9
  16. Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R, Wijayapala MHWMN, Ranasinghe RAND, Hashim FR, Mahilini Kandasamy, Balasubramaniam R. Patients’ perception of satisfactory drug treatment. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Academic Session of College of General Practitioners. October 2010. Page 23-24
  17. Sri Ranganathan S, Warusawithana AK, Guruparan, Goonaratna C. Why senior medical faculty academic staff return to Sri Lanka after training or employment abroad? Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009. Page 41
  18. Rajakaruna RMS, Kailainathan A, Sri Ranganathan S. Post exposure prophylaxis of rabies (PEPR) in a base Hospital – an observational study. Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009, Page 46
  19. Sri Ranganathan S, Beneragama BVSH, Weerasinghe MC, Mayurathan K, Fernandopulle R. Spending on drugs; have we got it right? Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Community Physicians; September 2009. Page 36
  20. M G Sathiadas, S Sri Ranganathan, BMR Fernandopulle, S P Lamabadusuriya, Prescription pattern of anti-emetics for children in a clinical setting.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 2008. Page 101
  21. Pathirage SN, Pathigoda S, Peiris R, Sri Ranganathan S. Influence of exclusive breast feeding on occurrence, severity and recurrence of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in Pre-school children. Proceedings of the 121st  Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008, Page 24
  22. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR. Cost minimisation and cost effectiveness analysis on the antidotal therapy of acute paracetamol poisoning management in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009, Page 21
  23. Liyana Arachchi NP, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R. Adverse drug reaction database (ADR database) for Info_Vig, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. “HISSL Scientific Sessions 2008” organized by the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka; 26th July 2008
  24. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R. Economic analysis of the current management of acute paracetamol poisoning in Sri Lanka. Presented as a Poster Presentation at the 67th International Congress of FIP in Beijing, China, from 31st August – 6 September 2007  
  25. Lokunarangoda NC, Abhayarathna SA, Dharmasena KMN, Weerasena MGS, Abdulla AA, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR*. Lesson learned from rofecoxib; a Sri Lankan perspective. Proceedings of the 119th Annual Scientific Sessions , Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2006,  Page 22-23
  26. Abdulla AA, Fernandopulle NMR, Velummayilum P, Abhayarathna SA, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR. Health related newspaper advertisements-how healthy are they? Proceedings of the 119th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2006, Page 27
  27. BMR Fernandopulle, S Sri Ranganathan, MG Sathiadas, S Sumanasena, SP Lamabadusuriya. A case control study to predict the risk of fulminant hepatic failure with paracetamol used for fever in children. Proceedings of the 8th world congress on clinical pharmacology & therapeutics; Brisbane, Australia, august 2004. Page A 185-186.
  28. Sri Ranganathan S, Adverse drug reactions – Menace to mankind. Pharmacovigilance and drug safety conference 2006, Bangalore, India
  29. R Gunathilake, K Munasinghe, S Sri Ranganathan, BMR Fernandopulle. Drug- induced Stevens Johnson Syndrome: a review of spontaneous reports received by the National Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring Centre. Students Scientific Session. November 2004 Page 67

Received the excellence poster award in post graduate category)

  1. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Dawson A H, N Buckley, Fernandopulle R. Decision Tree modelling on the antidotal therapy of acute paracetamol poisoning management. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Congress of the Asia Pacific Medical Toxicology. December 2008. Chandigarh.  India, Page  13-14
  2. M Fernandopulle, BMR Fernandopulle, S Sri Ranganathan, MG Sathiadas, SSDP Soysa, C Thalawattegedera, C Jambruthgoda. Paracetamol hepatotoxicity in children, Proceedings of the 8th world congress on clinical pharmacology & therapeutics; Brisbane, Australia, August 2004. PO 517.
  3. Sri Ranganathan S, R Fernandopulle, R Balasubramaniam, S Thillainathan, UL Somasiri, Physical and cultural access to anti-epileptic medicines for children in a paediatric tertiary care hospital of a resource limited country.  Presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies. Sydney, Australia 26-29 May 2012
  4. Sri Ranganathan S, Lucas GN. Enzyme Therapy for Gauchers Disease. Proceedings of the First Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists.  August 1999.
  5. Somasuntharam J D. Sri Ranganathan S. Post traumatic responses to aerial bombing. 9th   Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association, 1993. Jaffna Medical Journal 1995; Volume 25, No 1. Page 47
  6. Gunatilaka R, Munasinghe K, Menike MS, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR, Drug induced Steven Johnson Syndrome: a review of Spontaneous reports received by the National Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre. Proceedings of the 118th Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association March 2005: Page 8
  7. Fernandopulle BMR, Sri Ranganathan S, Saththiadas G, Lamabadusuriya S P. Risk of Fulminant hepatic failure with paracetamol.  Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association. October 2005. Page 8-9
  8. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. A national survey on availability, price and affordability of paediatric-formulations of carbamazepine in a resource limited country.  Presented at the 12th International Child Neurology Congress & 11th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology: Brisbane, Australia, 27th May- 2nd June 2012.
  9. Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S. Access to key essential anti-infective agents for children in a resource limited country: The effectiveness of essential medicine policy. Presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies. Sydney, Australia 26-29 May 2012
  10. Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR. Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis following Kawasaki Disease. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, August 2000. Page 42-43
  11. R Fernandopulle, S Thillainathan, UL Somasiri, S Sri Ranganathan.  Anti-epileptic medicines for children: Availability and palatability. Proceedings of the 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association; 2010. Page 24
  12. Perera MTK, Fernandopulle R, Liyanapathirana C, Rathnayake WDC, Lionel HHA, Sri Ranganathan S. Lithium treatment and monitoring patient characteristics and compliance. Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009. Page 44-45
  13. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle R. Cost-outcome description of management of patients with acute paracetamol poisoning. Proceedings of the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008. Page 53
  14. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Soysa P, Fernandopulle R. Costs of current management of acute paracetamol poisoning. Proceedings of the 120th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2007. Page 46
  15. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Dargan PI, Fernandopulle R. Acute paracetamol poisoning: is the ingested dose a reliable indicator of likely toxicity and need for N – acetylcysteine. Proceedings of the 120th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2007. Page 13 ((Awarded H K T Fernando Award)
  16. Gunatilaka KR, Munasinghe KK, Lokunarangoda NC, Abhayarathna SA, Sri Ranganathan S , Fernandopulle BMR , Wijekoon PN. Adverse effects with anti-tuberculous drugs: A follow up patients treated for tuberculosis at Chest Clinic, Colombo. Proceedings of the 119th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2006, Page 23
  17. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Soysa P, N Freemantle, Fernandopulle R. History of ingested dose and plasma paracetamol for the risk assessment in acute paracetamol poisoning in resource limited setting. Proceedings of the International Congress of Toxicology 2007. July 15-19, 2007, Montreal, Canada.
  18. Senarathna SMDKG, Sri Ranganathan S, Soysa P, Fernandopulle BMR. The Economical burden of current management of patients with acute paracetamol poisoning in a tertiary care hospital of Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the 5th International congress of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology. 6-8 August 2006; Colombo, Sri Lanka. Page  26-27
  19. Abhayarathna SA, Lokunarangoda NC, Gunatilaka R, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR. How effective is spontaneous reporting in detecting adverse drug safety issues of new chemical entities? Proceedings of the 119th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2006. Page 45
  20. De Alwis YS, Hathlahawattha K, Sri Ranganathan S, De Alwis C, Abeywardena S. Intranasal and Buccal midazolam for acute seizures in children.  Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Academic Sessions of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine of Sri Lanka, University of Colombo, July 2005. Page 30
  21. Lucas G N, Amerasinghe A, Sri Ranganathan S. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians July 1998. Page 69-70
  22. ISK Hewage, GKC Guruge, S Sri Ranganathan. A survey on prescription pattern of antibacterial agents at Lady Ridgeway hospital for children. Presented at the Kandy society of medicine annual sessions, 11th February 2012
  23. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S. Hypsarrhythmia severity; correlation with infant’s age, duration from onset of spasms and spasms load. Proceedings of the 9th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress, Manila, Philippines, 22nd – 25th March 2012
  24. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S. Role of steroids in reversing hypsarrhythmia in previously untreated infants with epileptic spasms. Proceedings of the 9th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress, Manila, Philippines, 22nd – 25th March 2012
  25. S Sri Ranganathan, R Balasubramaniam, K Jayasinghe, R Fernandopulle. An Analysis of oral paediatric formulations of essential medicines supplied to the Public Sector over a period of five Years in Sri Lanka: Presented in the 15th annual academic sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. 11th August 2012
  26. S Sri Ranganathan, R Balasubramaniam, K Jayasinghe, R Fernandopulle. Supply of medicines in the public sector in a resource limited country: Effectiveness of essential medicine policy: Presented in the 2nd Global Symposium on Health System Research. Beijing, China. 31st October – 3rd November 2012.
  27. S Sri Ranganathan, R Balasubramaniam, K Jayasinghe, R Fernandopulle. An Analysis of oral paediatric formulations of essential medicines supplied to the Public Sector over a period of five Years in Sri Lanka: Presented in the 2nd Global Symposium on Health System Research. Beijing, China. 31st October – 3rd November 2012. 
  28. Thiyahiny S.N. Sathiyadas M.G, Sanchayan K, Sunantha S, Vamadevan C. Balasubramaniam R, Sri Ranganathan S. An analysis of quality of drug prescriptions for hospitalized children: effectiveness of prescription indicators. Presented at the 7th Asia Pacific Congress on Pharmacoepidemiology, Bangalore, India, 26-28th October 2012
  29. S Sri Ranganathan, R Balasubramaniam, K Jayasinghe, R Fernandopulle. Utilization and economic analysis of drug treatment of major noncommunicable diseases in the public sector in a resource limited country. Presented at the International Conference of Global Public Health, December 2012
  30. Sanchayan, R Fernandopulle, A Amerasinghe, T Sunil Navaratinaraja, S Sri Ranganathan. A pilot study of Cohort Event Monitoring in detecting adverse events following immunisation associated with Measles-Mumps-Rubella and live attenuated Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine: Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association.; December 2012
  1. Senadheera GPSG, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernando GH, Fernandopulle BMR. A pilot study of variability in the pattern of antibacterial medicines dispensed during different timings of a month in private and public sector pharmacies. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura
  2. S Sri Ranganathan, R Balasubramaniam, K Jayasinghe, R Fernandopulle. Impact of urban dynamics in a developing country on its public sector medicines supplies. Accepted for oral presentation at the International Conference on Urban Dynamics and Health, Scheduled to be held in Paris, France; 11-13 September 2013.
  3. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S . Role of Steroids in reversing hypsarrythmia in previously untreated infants with epileptic spasms. Presented at the 9th Asia and Oceanian epilepsy Congress, Manila, Philippines: 22nd – 25th March 2012
  4. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S. Randomised clinical trial comparing prednisolone and ACTH in reversal of hypsarrhythmia in untreated epileptic spasms. Presented at the 30th International Epilepsy Congress , Montreal, Canada: 23rd – 27th June 2013
  5. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S.  Randomised single blinded clinical trial on role of hormonal therapy in reversal of hypsarrhythmia in untreated epileptic spasms Baseline deviation of development profiles in infants with newly diagnosed epileptic spasms. Presented at the 27th International Congress of Paediatrics 2013 (ICP), Melbourne, Australia: 24th – 29th August 2013
  6. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S Sri Lanka Medical Association.  Randomised clinical trial comparing prednisolone and ACTH in reversal of hypsarrhythmia in untreated epileptic spasms. Presented at the 126th Annual Scientific medical congress: 10th – 13th July 2013

Awarded EM Wijerama prize for the beat paper

  1. Wanigasinghe J, Attanapola GM, Arambepola C, Liyanage C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S. Effect of intramuscular ACTH and oral prednisolone on infantile spasm control; preliminary report base on randomized clinical trial. Presented at the Sri Lanka Collage of Paediatricians Annual Scientific Congress: 4th -6th August 2013

Awarded the prize for the best paper of the congress

  1. Sanchayan, R Fernandopulle, A Amerasinghe, T Sunil Navaratinaraja, S Sri Ranganathan. Frequency of injection site reactions following MMR and live JE vaccine in the Jaffna RDHS area: interim analysis of an active surveillance study. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association.; September 2013
  2. Wanigasinghe J, Arambepola C, SrRanganathan S, Sumanasena S, Infantile Spasm Study group, Sri Lanka. Randamised, single blind clinical traial on intramuscular long acting ACTH versus oral prednisolone for control of epileptic spasms, 10th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress, Singapore, August 2014
  3. Wanigasinghe J, Arambepola C, Sri Ranganathan S, Sumanasena S, Mohundirum E,   Jayasinghe P. Randomised single blind clinical trial on epileptic spasms control with intramuscular long acting ACTH or oral prednisolone. 16th meeting of the Infantile Seizure Society, 2014
  4. Wanigasinghe J, Arambepola C, Sumanasena S, Sri Ranganathan S, Muhandiram MEC. Randomised clinical trial comparing prednisolone and ACTH in reversal of hypsarrhythmia in untreated epileptic spasms. 127thAnniversary conference of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, 2014
  5. Randomized, Single-Blind clinical trial on intramuscular long acting ACTH versus oral prednisolone for long term control of epileptic spasm. SLMA Annual Scientific sessions, 2015  
  6. Spasm control At 3, 6 and 12 months in West Syndrome: Randomised, Single Blind Clinical Trial on Intramuscular Long Acting ACTH Versus Oral Prednisolone. 31st International Epilepsy Congress. Istanbul, Turkey. 2015. Epilepsia, 56(Suppl. 1):3–262, 2015 doi: 10.1111/epi.13241 


4.     Oration 

Delivered the Dr. Sivapathasundaram memorial lecture – 2013 at the University of Jaffna, October 18th, 2013: Children are not miniature adults: Key issues in medicines for children 

5.      Postgraduate Research Degree Supervision 

Name of trainee

Degree registered for

Title of project

Ms G P S G Senadeera

PhD

 

The trends in antimicrobial medicine utilization and antimicrobial resistance and the association between the two in the district of Colombo  

Dr K Sanchayan

PhD

 

Cohort event monitoring in vaccine pharmacovigilance: Using Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR) vaccine and Live Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine as models

Mrs. Abarna Nadeshkumar

 

M Phil

 

Prescribing, dispensing and administering oral paediatric dosage forms of medicines to children: Development of indicators and current status in a Tertiary health care facility in Sri Lanka

Dr Roshini Murugupillai

PhD

 

 

Quality of Life and outcome of effectiveness – Epilepsy in children

 

6.     Commissioned reports 

  1. Review: Evidence of safety and efficacy of oral salbutamol preparations in the management of the wheezy child with acute respiratory infection and their role in the therapy of asthma in adults – November 2010: Submitted to the World Health Organization
  2. Review of the Essential Medicines List (children) prepared by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics: Submitted to the South East Regional Office (SEARO), World Health Organization
  3. List of Orphan Drugs for Sri Lanka. Edited by Dr BVSH Beneragama, Professor R L Jayakody and Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan: Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka  
  4. Serious adverse events reported with the administration of ceftazidime injection 1 gm – June 2007. Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka  
  5. Causality assessment and recommendations regarding deaths from Diclofenac sodium IM. Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka 
  6. Adverse events associated with the use of ceftriaxone and Cefotaxime injections at the District General Hospital, Vavuniya.  Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka  
  7. The report of the expert committee on the death following rubella vaccination – October 2009 – Submitted to the Ministry of Health
  8. Report on investigation of deaths related to immunisation. Submitted to the Epidemiology Unit/Ministry of Health– September 2008
  9. Reports submitted to the Medical Supplies Division/ Drug regulatory authority on many products on their suitability for registrations (names of the products are withheld as the information is confidential) 

7.     Scientific and Literary Communications    

  1. Sri Ranganathan S, Lucas G N. A case of Mirizzi Syndrome: Published in “Child Care” (Newsletter of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians). November 1997; Volume 2 : Number 1
  2. Sri Ranganathan S, Lucas G N.  A case of Dandy Walker Syndrome: Published in Child Care (Newsletter of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians) September 1997;Volume 1: Number 5 
  3. S. Sivakumaran, Sri Ranganathan S. a Tamil feature article on: “How to use medicines? Facts you should know” published in popular Tamil daily news paper (Virakesari), Monday 02nd December 1996.
  4. Beware of these strong pain killers”. Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. September 4, 2005 Page 8.
  5. “Get to know these agents”: Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. November 6, 2005. Page 8
  6. What to know, When to take”: Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. January 15, 2006. Page 8
  7. “Tips to know when you take Tetracycline”. Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. April 16, 2006. Page6
  8. “Another infection buster”. Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. May 21, 2006. Page 8.
  9. “Metronidazole”: the last dose on antibacterial agents. Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. August 20, 2006. Page 2.
  10. “Fighting Filariasis”: Published in MediScene. The Sunday Times Monthly Guide to Better Health. October 15, 2006. Page 6 

8.     Editing of Collections of essays and Book 

  1. Editor of Vidurava Science Magazine (Tamil version)

June 2008 (Theme: Climate change): Volume 25, No 1

Publisher – National Science Foundation2

         2. Editor of Vidurava Science Magazine (Tamil version)

December 2008 (Theme: Aging population in Sri Lanka): Volume 25, No 02

Publisher – National Science Foundation

         3. Editor of Vidurava Science Magazine (Tamil version)

June 2009 (Theme: Science and National Security; Volume 26, No 01 

Publisher – National Science Foundation

         4. November 2009 Special Issue on World Science Day (Theme: ICT for National Development); Volume 26, No 02 

Publisher – National Science Foundation 

9.     Member of editorial board 

Editorial Board member: Ceylon Medical Journal (July 2005 up to now) 

10.Reviewer

  • Sri Lankan Journal of Child Health
  • Indian Journal of Medical Research

11.Translation 

  1. Health education posters and leaflets on healthy life style targeting non – communicable diseases

Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association

        2. Patient education leaflet on “Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome”

Publisher: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

        3. Proper Care for Healthy Feet – A practical guide for Diabetics

ISBN 978-955-30-2192-2

       4. A handbook on diabetes mellitus

Authors: Professor K de Abrew, Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Publisher: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Diabetic Association

ISBN: 955-9201-51-6

  1. Question papers for Midwifery examination: 2007-2012
  2. Global warming by Professor R Jayasekara – Tamil translation was published in popular Tamil daily news paper 

 

 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISION

 

 

  1. M. Phil: Ms SMDK Senarathna “Pharmacoeconomic modeling to develop guidelines for the management of patients with acute paracetamol poisoning” University of Colombo (Completed in September 2008)
  2. Postgraduate diploma in Toxicology: Nazeer PA. Senevirathne HD. Lakshmen PK. Cholesterol lowering drugs: chemical nature, cost, dosage, toxic effects in patients in Sri Lanka (completed)
  3. Postgraduate diploma in health development: Sunderason P. Community Pharmacists practice toward use of drugs in the Colombo Municipal area (completed in August 2005)
  4. Postgraduate diploma in health development: Shelton. I D I H. A study on the causes for reduction in weight in children aged between 3 months and five years in Magalle PHM Area, Galle Municipality (completed)
  5. M. Phil / PhD: Ms GPSG Senadheera. Antimicrobial use and trends in antimicrobial resistance in Colombo District (ongoing). Trainee is a lecturer in Pharmacy attached to Faculty of Medical Sciences, Sri Jayewardenepura  University – Registered in May 2012 with Faculty of Medicine/Colombo  (Received HETC funds)
  6. M. Phil/PhD, Sanjayan K. Cohort Event Monitoring in vaccine pharmacovigilance; using Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine and live Japanese Encephalitis vaccine as models. Trainee is a lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna. Registered in November 2012 with Faculty of Medicine, Colombo (Grant from the Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna)

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Re 

  1. Pharmacovigilance in Paediatrics”: Guest Lecture in the Annual Scientific Sessions. Jaffna Medical Association. 2004
  2. “Importance of Clinical Trials” in the ‘Special Symposium on Clinical Trials Registry” at the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008
  3. Pharmacovigilance in Sri Lanka; scope for developing countries. Conference of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety. Society of Pharmacovigilance, India. Bangalore. November 2006
  4.  ‘Implications of rational prescribing for the paediatrician” in the 12th Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics and 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatric Nursing” Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12th –15th March 2007
  5.  ‘The Role of Research in Evidence Based Paediatric practice” in the 12th Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics and 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatric Nursing” Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12th –15th March 2007
  6. Guest lecture community Dental Surgeons Monthly clinical Meeting: 2005, 2010
  7. Causality assessment: South – East Asia Region – Pharmacovigilance Training Course, 28th September – 2nd October 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  8. ADR monitoring in resource limited countries: South – East Asia Region – Pharmacovigilance Training Course, 28th September – 2nd October 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  9. Essential medicines for children: What does it means for developing countries?  Invited speaker in “Drugs for half the world: Paediatric clinical pharmacology”. World Pharma 2010, 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 17th – 23rd July 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. “Management Strategies in Childhood Epilepsy” in Neurology Symposium at the 13th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians- 30th July 2010
  11. Key problems of children’s medicines in developing countries” at the International Paediatric Academy Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 24th – 29th August 2013
  12. Resource person for “Global Research in Paediatrics”: Review meeting: Paris, 2014
  13. Resource person for “Global Research in Paediatrics” Roadshow held in Pondicherry, India in November 2014
  14. Guest speaker – 3rd International and 6th National annual conference of Indian Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics
  15. Invited to deliver a lecture at the ” at the International Paediatric Academy Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 24th – 29th August 2013 –Title: Key problems of children’s medicines in developing countries

 CONTRIBUTION TO WORKSHOPS/SEMINAR/CPD PROGRAMMES AS A RESOURCE PERSON 

  1. For the sessions on “Treatment of Diabetes”  in the seminar on “Diabetes” organized by the Lions Club International Dist 306B1 for Public; 22nd September 2007
  2. As a Temporary Adviser to the Regional Director, WHO Regional office for South-East Asia, for the “Regional Workshop on recent developments in essential medicines” in Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for South East Asia; 30th October – 2nd November 2007
  3. For the session on ‘Ethical issues in clinical trials in children” in the workshop on ‘Evaluating ethical issues in research proposals” conducted by the Ethics Committee of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura for the Ethics Review Committee members; 9th August 2010
  4. For the session on “ Essential Medicines for children, what does it mean for the developing countries” in the Conference “Drugs for half the world: paediatric clinical pharmacology – WHO and medicines in developing countries” organized by the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Copenhagen, Denmark, 21st July 2010
  5. For the session on “Nicolau Syndrome following intramuscular diclofenac administration” in the Sri Lanka Medical Association monthly clinical meeting, 2007
  6. For the session on “A healthy Mind in a Healthy Body (Tamil)” in the ‘Orientation Programme for New Entrants’, conducted by Faculty of Law, University of Colombo;  September 2008, August 2009, August 2010
  7. For the session on “Child Abuse” in the ‘Awareness Programme” for parents and students of Vivekananda College, Colombo 12 organized by the Colombo Young Women’s Christian Association; October 1999
  8. For the session on “Regulatory Pharmacology with reference to children” in the Community Paediatrics Day Release Programme, as a part of the Stage I training programme  for MD (Paediatrics) trainees, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  9. For the “Panel discussion” in the “Workshop on Ethics of Science and Technology for Journalism”, organized by the Bioethics Sub-committee of the National Science Foundation, 6th August 2010
  10. As a Temporary Adviser during the Satellite meeting on the “Use of Quality Standards in Trials in Developing Countries” organized by the Medicine Access and Rational Use Section of the World Health Organization on 28th October 2009
  11. For the session on “World Diabetes Day Programme Diabetes – What the Public need to know” organized by the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka on the 14th November 1999.
  12. For the session on Newborn care to Prospective parents during Parentcraft Programme (Tamil language) organized by the Mapiya Sumithro – 24th January 2009 in Deraniyagala and subsequently in Badulla, Colombo and Ratnapura Districts
  13. For the session on “Ethical concerns in research involving children and other vulnerable persons” in the Workshop in Human Subject Protection organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association on 19th March 2011
  14. For the sessions on “Insulin Therapy for children with diabetes” organized by the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians for the postgraduate trainees in Paediatrics
  15. For the session on ‘Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry” in the ‘Continuous Professional Education Programme’ of the Sri Lanka Dental Association; 12th March 2010
  16. For preparing a CME Approved Distance Learning Module on “Drug Related Iatrogenic Disease: The special vulnerability of children” for career grade paediatricians in Cardiff, UK, 2001-2002
  17. For the session on ‘Drug induced adverse effects on the gastrointestinal system’ The role of community pharmacists in rational management of diabetes” the ‘Workshop on Medicines used in gastro-intestinal diseases” Continuous Professional Development Programme No 1: 2005/6 organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka for Community Pharmacists ; 18th September 2005
  18. For the session on ‘The role of community pharmacists in rational management of diabetes” in the ‘Continuous Professional Development Programme” organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka for Community Pharmacists ; 19th November 2006
  19. For the session on “Drug Information and ADR reporting” in the In-Service Training Programme for Government Pharmacists, organized by the Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva Wellassa Development, 11th, 14th, 19th and 21st October 2005.
  20. For the session on “Drug Information and ADR reporting” in the In-Service Training Programme for Government Pharmacists, organized by the Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva Wellassa Development 9th, 13th, 20th and 23rd November 2005
  21. For the session on “Drug Information and ADR reporting” in the In-Service Training Programme for Government Dispensers, organized by the Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva Wellassa Development 25th, 28th October and 8th, 11th November 2005
  22. For the session on “Rules. Regulations, Moral and Ethical Responsibilities of Students practicing research” in the Introduction to Post graduate research, organized by the Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century (HETC) Project of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, 7th February 2013  
  23. For the session on “Rules. Regulations, Moral and Ethical Responsibilities of Students practicing research” in the “Training of trainers” organized by the Colombo Task Force of the Reproductive Health Research,  March 2013  
  24. For the session on “rational prescribing for children” in a series of workshops organized by the Drugs Committee of the SLMA, Ministry of Health and Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka for pharmacists and nurses, May 2013

  

PUBLIC EDUCATION

 

 

  1. Regular columns in Sunday Times – “MediScene” – Magazine on use of different medicines  (2006-2007)
  2. Parent crafting programmes: Participated as a resource person on many programmes organized by the “Ma Piya Sumithuro” society in various parts of the country – Educate “prospective” parents on “Care of New Born”
  3. Member of the evaluation panel for Tamil Medium oratory competition – Word Science Day 2008 – Inter school science society competition - NSF
  4. Committee on Popularization of Science/Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science: Participated as a resource person in the Science Day (Tamil) programmes in various part of the country (Northern Province, Eastern Province, Uva Province, Sabragamuwa Province, North Western Province, Central Province and Western Province) – 2005-2007 
  5. Medical Exhibition -2008 organized by the Faculty of Medicine/Colombo students – Responsible for Health Education Programmes in Tamil
  6. Participated in many Patient Education Programmes: Jointly organized by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC); 30 minute/programme: 2006, 2009, 2010
  7. YWCA – Colombo- Speaker on Awareness programme on child abuse – Vivekananda College – 1999
  8. Resource person, representing Diabetic Association for a TV programme in Rupavahini - 1999

 

INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION

 

 

 

  1. Member, World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation: First term -2009-2013, Second term 2013-1017
  2. Member, 20th meeting of the Expert Committee on the selection and Use of Essential Medicines, April 2013 (Geneva)
  3. Temporary Advisor, Regional Workshop on Recent Developments in Essential Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 October to 2 November 2007, SEARO, WHO
  4. Country representative: Post marketing surveillance of newly pre-qualified vaccines Annual Meeting: Geneva 2011
  5. Country representative: Development of blue print for safety monitoring of vaccines by the Global alliance on vaccine safety
  6. Member: IUPHAR Subcommittee on Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology” 2008-2014   
  7. Temporary Advisor “Developing Quality Standards for clinical trials in children” – A joint activity by the World Health Organization and StaR child health: Amsterdam, 2009
  8. Country representative at the first meeting of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative, Hurghada, Egypt 2012
  9. Member, 19th meeting of the Expert Committee on the selection and Use of Essential Medicines, April 2013 (Geneva)
  10. Temporary Advisor, First Meeting of the Subcommittee of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines for children – July 2007 (Geneva)
  11. Temporary Advisor, First Meeting of the Subcommittee of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines for children – July 2009 (Geneva)

 

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

  1. Sinhala course: Distinction pass in Basic Sinhala after successfully completing the three month proscribed course of study in language and speech training, Department of Official Languages; 2006
  2. Mentor for Ms Uthpali Mannapperuma (Lecturer in Pharmacy)– Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE-11)
  3. Workshops related to curriculum, teaching, assessment, etc
    1. Workshop for revision of the Curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna (2008)
    2. Staff Development and Training workshop on Assessing Students’ performance for University academic staff- August 1999
    3. PBL Orientation Programme – 1999
    4. Workshop on “Research in Medical Education”; 3rd to 5th April 2006
    5. Development of assessment blue print - 2008
    6. Workshops regarding teaching in Community Steam – C1A1 (IRQUE Project)
    7. Training course on “Health System Research”. Organized by the Department of Community Medicine, Jaffna
    8. “Developing a protocol for systematic review” – July 2005. Organized by South Asian Cochrane Network
    9. “Design and analysis of randomized controlled trials” – August 2007. Organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association, MEDARC/Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and the South Asian Cochrane Network
    10. Series of workshops organized by the RHDC to improve the quality of researches
    11. Certificate course in “Research Ethics” -24th and 25th April 2008; conducted by the Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
  4. Participated in workshops related to computer skills, statistics
    1. Successfully completed “Stat2.1x: Introduction to Statistics: Descriptive Statistics a course of study offered by BerkeleyX, an online learning initiative of The University of California At Berkeley through edX.
    2. Seven day course in Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS), conducted by the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Wales College of Medicine
    3. Training workshop on Statistical Package of Social Sciences; organized by SLASS, 2004
    4. “Access 2002 – Database design” – June 2003. At the Information Services Computing Centre, Cardiff University
    5. “Introductory and intermediate course in Microsoft Access”, conducted by the Information Department, Cardiff University
  5. Training programme to improve the professional skills
    1. “Challenges in conducting Paediatric Clinical Trials in Low and Middle income countries” – World Pharma 2010 in Denmark, 2010
    2. Paediatric Drug Development: Principles and Practice – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science and Royal college of Physicians: 23,24 October 2001 – London, UK
    3. 5 days “National Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology” – By Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 1999
    4. Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology course jointly conducted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre and Therapeutic and Goods Administration – Canberra, Australia, 2005
    5. Course in Anatomic Therapeutic Classification; Oslo, Norway – 2002
    6. “Symposium on Evidence Based Health Care”- August 2007; Organized by South Asian Cochrane Network
    7. Asian Pan Pacific Society Gastroenterology and Nutrition – Teaching Workshop -1998
    8. Workshop on “Developing National Guidelines for Protection of “Animal Participants” in Research conducted by Forum of Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka
    9. Consultative meeting for Paediatricians on Child Abuse – Organized by Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians – 1997
    10. Seminar on Communication and listening skills – 1991
    11. Taking up the challenge of Child Soldiers – 1999 – Organized by The Save the Children Alliance and UNICEF
    12. Consultative meeting on current management of Thalassaemia – 2008

  

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 /Professional Associations

  1. Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA): Member (Life)
  2. Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (Life)
  3. Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) (Life)
  4. Jaffna Medical Association (Life)
  5. Member: Ethics Review Subcommittee, SLMA: 2008 – to date
  6. Member: Editorial Board, Ceylon Medical Journal:2005 –to date  
  7. Member: Committee on Women’s Health, SLMA: 2006 – to date
  8. Member: Drugs Committee, SLMA, 2013
  9. Member, Sri Lanka Clinical Trial Registry, SLMA: 2012 – to  date
  10. Member: Committee on Popularization of Science (CPS). SLAAAS:2005-7
  11. Member, Speciality Board on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, June 2009-to date
  12. Convenor/ National Coordinating Committee of Reproductive Health Research (NCC- RHR), January 2007- March 2010
  13. Member – Paediatric Subcommittee of International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR):2010-to date
  14. Convenor/ Colombo Task force of the Reproductive Health Research (March 2004 - December 2007)
  15. Convenor- Expert Committee drafted the National list of Essential medicines – 2006, 2009, 2012  

  

REFEREES 

 

 

Professor Rohini Fernandopulle

Professor in Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Colombo

Tel: 94-11-2697483

Fax: 94-11-2697483

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Dr K Weerasuriya MD FRCP(London) PhD (London)

       Medical Officer

Medicines Access and Rational Use (MAR)

Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP)

World Health Organization

20, avenue Appia – CH-1211 Geneva 27 – Switzerland

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