Dr. Saumya Madhri Senanayake, M.B.B.S. (Colombo), MD(Psych)

Lecturer in Psychiatry 

Contact information

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Research Interests

Cognitive function


Refereed Journal articles:

  • Varuni A de Silva, SM Senanayake, P Dias & R Hanwella. From Pesticides to medicinal drugs: a time-series analysis of methods of self-harm in Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the World Health Organization Jan 2012, Vol. 90, No.1, 1-74
  • Raveen Hanwella, Madhri Senanayake, Varuni de Silva. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of methylphenidate and atomoxetine in treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry 2011, 11:176
  • Senanayake MP, Senanayake SM, Vidanage KK, Gunasena S, Lamabadusuriya SP. Vertical Transmission of Chikungunya Infection. Ceylon Medical Journal2009 Jun; 54(2): 47-50
  • Senanayake SM, Jayasinghe Sushila, Senanayake MP. A teacher as a member of the paediatric team: lessons to put into action. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2008; 37: 149-150.
  • Senanayake SM. How a social worker could alleviate psycho-social problems of families accessing a child development clinic. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2008; 38: 48-51

Awards and Distinctions

Prof. Ibrahim Prize for Best Paper on Tropical Paediatrics, at Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 2008 for Paper on Vertical Transmission of Chikungunya


            Undergraduate: Psychiatry


Registrar in Psychiatry, University Psychiatry Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka