Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Consultant Paediatrician

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

Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

University of Colombo

 

 

Personal information

 

 

Name

Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

Designation

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Board certified Consultant Paediatrician

Gender   

Female

Civil Status

Single

 

Personal

Academic record

 

Professional education

 

1.      M.B.B.S (Sri Lanka) (First class Honours) - 1993

2.      MD (Paediatrics) (Sri Lanka) (Gold Medal) - 1998

3.      Diploma in Child Health (Sri Lanka) - 1998

4.      Diploma in Medical Toxicology (UK) - 2001

5.      MRCP (Paediatrics) (UK) - 2002

6.      PhD (Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology) – University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK – 2004

 

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

 

Research interests

 

1.      Pharmacovigilance

2.      Vaccine pharmacovigilance

3.      Essential medicines for children

4.      Anti-epileptic medicines for children

5.      Drug utilization

6.      Paediatric formulations

7.      Antibiotic resistance 

8.      Paediatric prescribing

 

Bibliography

 

1.      Paediatric clinical pharmacologist

2.      Visiting lecturer in paediatrics and pharmacology to University of Jaffna

3.      Research supervisor of medical academics from other Universities

 

 

 

Publications

 

List of publications

 

Research publications in refereed journals

1.     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

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

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

4.     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 Pharmacol2012 68:1–10

5.      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): 1-6

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

7.      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

8.      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

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

10.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

11.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

12.  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

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

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

15.  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

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

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

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

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

20.   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

21.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

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

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

24.  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

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

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

27.  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

28.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

29.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

30.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: (accepted for publication)

31.Balasubramaniam R, Beneragama BVSH, Sri Ranganathan S.  A national survey of cost and affordability of key essential medicines for children in Sri Lanka.  Submitted for consideration of publication in the Ceylon Medical Journal

 

Books

 

1.      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

2.      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

3.      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

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

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)

5.      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

6.      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)

7.      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)

8.      Contributing Author: Sri Lanka Patients’ Patient formulary

ISBN: 978-955-52683-0-1

 

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

30.Received the excellence poster award in post graduate category)

31.  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

32.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.

33.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.  Accepted for presentation at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies. Sydney, Australia 26-29 May 2012

34.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.

35.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

36.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

37.  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

38.  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.   Accepted for presentation: 12th International Child Neurology Congress & 11th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology: Brisbane, Australia, 27th May- 2nd June 2012.

39.  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, Accepted for presentation at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies. Sydney, Australia 26-29 May 2012

40.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

41.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

42.  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

43.  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

44.  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

45.   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)

46.   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

47.  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.

48.  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

49.  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

50.   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

51.  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

52.  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

53.  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

54.  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

 

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

2.      Review of the Essential Medicines List (children) prepared by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics

3.      List of Orphan Drugs for Sri Lanka. Edited by Dr BVSH Beneragama, Professor R L Jayakody and Dr Shalini Sri Ranganathan

4.      Serious adverse events reported with the administration of ceftazidime injection 1 gm – June 2007

5.      Causality assessment and recommendations regarding deaths from Diclofenac sodium IM

6.      Adverse events associated with the use of ceftriaxone and Cefotaxime injections at the District General Hospital, Vavuniya

7.      Report on investigation of deaths related to immunisation. – September 2008

8.      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)

 

 

 

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

 

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 Foundation

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

 

 

 

Member of editorial board

 

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

 

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

5.      Question papers for Midwifery examination: 2007-2012

6.      Global warming by Professor R Jayasekara – Tamil translation was published in popular Tamil daily news paper 

 

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

1.       Commonwealth academic staff scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom 2000 (2000-2003)

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

3.     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

4.     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

5.       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

6.      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.

7.     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. 

8.     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.

9.     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

10.Distinction pass in Basic Sinhalaawarded by the Department of official language2005

11.  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

12.   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.

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

14.  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

27.  Undergraduate:

a.       Distinctions in physiology, biochemistry, Parasitology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, medicine, paediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics

b.      1st class honors in final and 3rd MBBS, 2nd Class honors in 2nd MBBS

 

Professional achievements and activities

 

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

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

7.     Distinction pass in Basic Sinhalaawarded by the Department of official language2005

8.     Fluent in communicating with patients and students (experience of 16 years)

 

 

Professional experience

 

 

Position

Institution

Period

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

12.01.2004

To date

PhD Research Fellow in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology,

University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

01.10.2000

09.01.2004

Position

Institution

Period

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

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching

 

Undergraduate teaching: Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

 

1.        Conduct lectures, facilitate tutorials in Pharmacology in all the 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)” 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 Behavioral Sciences Stream of medical undergraduate programme

5.        Facilitate small group discussions in Community 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.    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

11.    Examiner for B.Sc Pharmacy undergraduate programme in Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy and research projects

12.    Examiner for B.Sc. Physiotherapy undergraduate programme in Pharmacology, and research projects

 

 

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 Pharmacology -Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

6.      Visiting lecturer, in Pharmacology, Kotalawela Defence Academy

 

 

Postgraduate education

 

1.      Lecturer and resource person for Post Graduate 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

11.  Supervision of dissertations in Post Graduate Diploma course in Toxicology conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2008

12.  Supervision of dissertations in Diploma course in Health Development conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo 2007, 2008. 2009

 

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 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 Ceylon medical college council

4.      Examiner (theory and viva) for external pharmacy examination conducted by the Ceylon medical college council since 2004 to date

5.      Supervision of examination, development of viva examination materials for external pharmacy examination conducted by the Ceylon medical college council since 2004 to date

6.      Resource person for the course conducted by the Ceylon medical college council for the candidates of external pharmacy examination – 2010

7.      Member/ in the Team which accredits institutions for Proficiency in Pharmacy programme, 2008-2012

8.      Member in the Team 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

 

Contribution to extension courses/other training programmes

 

1.      Resource person, Continuous Professional Development workshop for Pharmacists, 2008

2.      Lecturer and examiner for certificate course for Ophthalmology technicians

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

 

Other activities:

 

 

University development activities

 

1.        Secretary. Research and Higher Degrees Committee, 2006- 2010

2.        Warden, De Saram Medical Hostel, January 2009 to date

3.        Member, Clinical Trial Subcommittee of the Ethics Review Committee. 2010 to date 

4.        Student counselor 2005- 2012

5.        Academic Sub Warden, De Saram Medical Hostel, March 2005 to December 2008

6.        Senior Treasurer, Medical Students Hindu Society, 2004-2011

7.        Member/ Scholarships and Fellowships Board

8.        Member / Subcommittee selecting the nominee for University Research award

9.        Member/ Organizing committee, Faculty Research Day, 2011

10.    Member/ Organizing committee, Students Scientific Sessions, 2000, 2004, 2008

11.    Convenor/ Staff Group for Student Assistance: 2004 – 2008

12.    Resource person/Law Faculty – Orientation Programme (2006- 2011)

13.    Treasurer/ C2A1 (Tri-lingual abilities) /IRQUE: 2004 – 2005

14.    Member – Staff group to support Medical Students with special needs

15.    Convenor – Colombo Task force – Reproductive Health Research

 

 

Contribution to National Development

 

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.      Member – Committee looking into quality failures reported to Medical Supplies Division, Ministry of Health

6.      Member – Clinical Trial Subcommittee: 2008-2011

7.      Member of the Team – On site investigations following serious medication related events

8.      Monitoring Adverse Events for JE vaccine – Clinical Trial carried out by Epidemiology Unit

9.      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)

10.  Functions as a pharmacovigilance resource person

11.  Functions as a Drug Information resource person,

12.  Designed adverse drug reaction reporting form for Pharmacists 

13.  Contributed to revision of recommendations for paracetamol dose 

 

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 up to now

 

Sri Lanka Medical Council

 

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

 

Sri Lankan College of Paediatricians

 

1.      MCQ Course MD- Part 1 Paediatrics –  2005 – 2012

2.      Health Development Project: Member of the  Subcommittee which developed the national guidelines on “Rational prescribing in Paediatrics” 

 

National Science Foundation

 

1.      Editor/ Tamil version (Vijjana Kural) of the Vidurawa Magazine published (Bi annually) by the National Science Foundation: 2008 – 2009  

 

Sri Lankan Association of Advancement of Science

 

Member – Committee on Popularization of Science 2005-2008

 

Reproductive Health Research – National Coordinating Committee

 

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

 

Membership of committees at National level

 

1.      Sri Lanka Medical Association (Life)

2.      Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (Life)

3.      Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (Life)

4.      Jaffna Medical Association (Life)

 

Employment:

 

Consultancy

 

 

 

Supervised projects

 

 

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

 

 

More information

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

 

Re

 

 

 

1.      Pharmacovigilance in Paediatrics. Annual Scientific Sessions. Jaffna Medical Association. 2004

2.      Importance of Clinical Trials. Special symposium: Sri Lanka clinical trials registry. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions.  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 use of medicines in paediatrics. Symposium on rational drug use. 12th Asia pacific paediatric congress & 2nd Asia Pacific Paediatric Nursing: March 2007

5.      The Role of research in Evidence Based Paediatric Practice. Symposium on Research. 12th Asia pacific paediatric congress & 2nd Asia Pacific Paediatric Nursing: March 2007

6.      Guest lecture community Dental Surgeons Monthly clinical Meeting: 2005, 2010

7.      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

8.      Management strategies in childhood epilepsy: Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Paediatricians, 2010.

9.      Causality assessment: South – East Asia Region – Pharmacovigilance Training Course, 28th September – 2nd October 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka

10.  ADR monitoring in resource limited countries: South – East Asia Region – Pharmacovigilance Training Course, 28th September – 2nd October 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

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.      Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka – National Diabetes Centre – Rupavahini – TV programme – resource person

 

International Contribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.      Temporary Advisor, First Meeting of the Subcommittee of the Expert Committee
on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines for children – July 2007 (Geneva)

2.      Temporary Advisor, Regional Workshop on Recent Developments in Essential Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 October to 2 November 2007, SEARO, WHO

3.      Country representative: Post marketing surveillance of newly pre-qualified vaccines annual meeting: Geneva 2011

4.      Country representative: Development of blue print for safety monitoring of vaccines by the Global alliance on vaccine safety

5.      Member: IUPHAR Subcommittee on Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology” 2008-2014   

6.      Temporary Advisor “Developing Quality Standards for clinical trials in children” – A joint activity by the World Health Organization and StaR child health: Amsterdam, 2009

 

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

a.       Workshop for revision of the Curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna (2008)

b.      Staff Development and Training workshop on Assessing Students’ performance for University academic staff- August 1999

c.       PBL Orientation Programme – 1999

d.      Workshop on “Research in Medical Education”; 3rd to 5th April 2006

e.       Development of assessment blue print - 2008

f.        Workshops regarding teaching in Community Steam – C1A1 (IRQUE Project)

g.       Training course on “Health System Research”. Organized by the Department of Community Medicine, Jaffna

h.      “Developing a protocol for systematic review” – July 2005. Organized by South Asian Cochrane Network

i.         “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

j.         Series of workshops organized by the RHDC to improve the quality of researches

k.       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

a.       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

b.      Training workshop on Statistical Package of Social Sciences; organized by SLASS, 2004

c.       “Access 2002 – Database design” – June 2003. At the Information Services Computing Centre, Cardiff University

d.      “Introductory and intermediate course in Microsoft Access”, conducted by the Information Department, Cardiff University

5.      Training programme to improve the professional skills

a.       Challenges in conducting Paediatric Clinical Trials in Low and Middle income countries” – World Pharma 2010 in Denmark, 2010

b.      Paediatric Drug Development: Principles and Practice – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science and Royal college of Physicians: 23,24 October 2001 – London, UK

c.       5 days “National Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology” – By Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 1999

d.     Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology course jointly conducted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre and Therapeutic and Goods Administration – Canberra, Australia, 2005

e.      Course in Anatomic Therapeutic Classification; Oslo, Norway – 2002

f.        “Symposium on Evidence Based Health Care”- August 2007; Organized by South Asian Cochrane Network

g.       Asian Pan Pacific Society Gastroenterology and Nutrition – Teaching Workshop -1998

h.      Workshop on “Developing National Guidelines for Protection of “Animal Participants” in Research conducted by Forum of Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka

i.         Consultative meeting for Paediatricians on Child Abuse – Organized by Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians – 1997

j.         Seminar on Communication and listening skills – 1991

k.       Taking up the challenge of Child Soldiers – 1999 – Organized by The Save the Children Alliance and UNICEF

l.        Consultative meeting on current management of Thalassaemia – 2008

 

 

Contact information

 

 

 

Private address

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

Official Address

Department of Pharmacology ,

Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8

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