Professor Mangala Gunatilake

Professor Mangala Gunatilake

Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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CONTACTS

PHONE : 2695300 Ext. 205

MOBILE : 0718308096

EMAIL:  mangalag@physiol.cmb.ac.lk

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • BVSc, University of Peradeniya in 1991
  • PhD, University of Colombo in 2001
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Colombo in 1998
  • Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2009
  • Certificate in zebrafish embryo model, University of Antwerp in 2014
  • Fellow of the Sri Lanka College of Veterinary Surgeons

Employment Record

  • Veterinary Surgeon December 1991 to January 1993
  • Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (February 1993 to January 2001)
  • Senior Lecturer – Grade II in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (February 2001 to January 2007)
  • Senior Lecturer – Grade I in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (February 2007 to June 2008)
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of  Colombo (July 2008 to date)
  • Head, Dept. of Physiology from October 2009 to October 2012

Research Interests

  • Rabies – Immunogenecity studies and surveys
  • Effects and Toxicity studies of different herbs
  • Medical Education
  • Renal Physiology
  • Other areas related to physiology

Publications

 Books

  • Guidelines for Ethics Review of Research Proposals Involving Animals inSri Lanka. Forum of Ethics Review Committees ofSri Lanka, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Universityof Colombo, 2009. Editors: Dr Vajira H W Dissanayake, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Thureisingham   Chenthuran, Ms N M Madhubashini Jayamanne
  • Manual on Determination of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Arundathi Kurukulasuriya, Dr Kusum de Abrew, Skills Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo, 2003
  • Manual on Measurement of Whole-blood coagulation time, Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Arundathi Kurukulasuriya, Skills Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine,Colombo, 2003

Abstract Books

  • Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 2014 ; Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Ms Kumudini Hettiarachchi
  • SAAP-3 Pre-Conference Workshop and Symposium on Physiology Teaching – 2012 ; Mangala Gunatilake, Arif Siddiqui, Nadeesha Keragala

 Student Handbooks

  • Haematology & Immunology Module – Student Handbook
  • Basic Sciences Stream – Student Handbook

Journal and other publications related to research

  • Workshop report on “Linking Teaching and Learning Physiology” in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Nov. 7–8, 2012)  Arif Siddiqui , Robert G. Carroll, Mangala Gunatilake  Advances in Physiology Education Published 1 June 2014 Vol. 38 no. 191-194 DOI: 10.1152/advan.00012.2014
  • Alternatives Initiative in Sri Lanka: Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops at the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science – Workshop report Mangala Gunatilake, Francois Busquet, and Mohammad A. Akbarsha Altex Journal 2014, 31, 2/14: 224-226
  • Hypoglycaemic effect of methanolic extract of Aporusa lindleyana leaves on rats   B L C Samanmali, M Gunatilake, R D Guneratne, T R K Perera J.Natn.Sci.Foundation Sri Lanka 2014; 42 (2): 129-135
  • Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on the structure and function of the urinary tract  Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani Lokuhetty, Nuwan A Bartholameuz, Dilan T Edirisuriye, Muditha U Kularatne, Date Anand Pharmacognosy Res. 2012 Oct-Dec; 4(4): 181-188.
  • Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and       lipids in Sprague-Dawley rats P Ranasinghe, YS Perera, E Abeywardane, N Gunapala, Gunatilake M, S Premakumara, Lokuhetty M D, Katulanda P Pharmacognosy Res. 2012 Apr-Jun; 4(2): 73–79.
  • Prolonged breastfeeding reduced risk of breast cancer in Sri Lankan women: A case-control study.Malintha De Silva, Upul Senarath, Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani Lokuhetty  Cancer Epidemiology, 2010; 34(3): 267-273
  • Liver lesions associated with a bacterial infection in two axolotls (Ambystoma       mexicanum).    R Jayalath, M Gunatilake, D Lokuhetty, J Perera The Sri Lanka Veterinary journal, 2006, 53 (1), 9-10
  • A preliminary investigation on the effects of polpala (Aerva Lanata) on the structure and  of urinary tract of rats. H. M. D. R. Herath, M. Gunatilake, D. Lokuhetty, J. Wijayabandara The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2005; 48(2): 33-41
  • Direct  nephrotoxic  effects  produced by venoms of Sri  Lankan cobra, Russell’s viper and hump nosed viper. Mangala Gunatilake, R L Jayakody, P Angunawela, A de Tissera The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2003; 46 (2): 61-66
  • Persistence of antibody titres in adult dogs and puppies following anti-rabies immunization.Mangala Gunatilake, Omala Wimalaratne, K A D N Perera The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2003; 46 (2): 67-72
  • Direct nephrotoxic effect of Sri Lankan Russell’s viper venom – an experimental study using in vitro models. Gunatilake M, Jayakody R L, Angunawela P, Tissera A De The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 2002; 45 (2): 59-70
  • Sudden death of a Greater Flamingo with severe fatty degeneration in the liver – is it secondary candidiasis? M Gunatilake, R Jayalath, P Angunawela, D S Kodikara World Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Newsletter, 2001; volume 10 (April): 7
  • Systemic reactions of mice to toxin from stinging cat fish (Heteropneustes fossilis) D. S. Kodikara, M. Gunatilake and P Angunawela World Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Newsletter, 2001; volume 10  (January): 7
  • Bacterial and fungal pathogens isolated from corneal ulcerations in domesticated elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) in Sri Lanka D.S. Kodikara, Nelun de Silva, C.A.B.Makuloluwa, Niranjala de Silva, and  Mangala Gunatilake Veterinary Ophthalmology,1999; 2: 191-192
  • Time of onset and mechanism of nephrotoxicity after envenoming rats with Russell’s viper venom and cobra venom M. Gunatilake, T De Mel, C Fernando, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, J Welihinda Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 1996; 29/1: 29-35

Presidential addresses

  • Presidential Address at the Inaugural Scientific Conference: Animals and Science; Controversies and Ethics.  Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science held in 2015. pp. 52-55.

Research reports

  • Serological response following anti-rabies immunization in a representative canine population in Sri LankaProf Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Dr Aindralal Balasuriya, Dr R M S Pimburage
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka – Grant No. RG /2007/ HS /03 – 2013 Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on structure and function of the urinary tract Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Prof Dilani Lokuhetty National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka– Grant No. RG /2004/ TM /02 – 2011
  • Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines before and after immunization with anti-rabies vaccine – conducted in Kotte, Sri Lanka Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Miss K A D N Perera National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka– Grant No. RG/99/V/01 – 2002
  • Investigation of Mechanisms of nephrotoxicity in envenomed rabbits using the isolated perfused kidneyDr Tara de Mel, Dr M Gunatilake National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka– Grant No. RG/95/M/3 – 1997

Other Reports

  • First International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science in the Asian region in collaboration with the Utrecht University – 2011, Submitted to University of Colombo, Laboratory Animals Ltd.UK, International Council for Laboratory Animal Science Prof Mangala Gunatilake
  • Report on SAAP-3 Pre-Conference Workshop and Symposium on Physiology Teaching held in November 2011 – submitted to National Science Foundation Prof Mangala Gunatilake
  • Regional Meeting of PSSL in 2010 Mangala Gunatilake PSSL Newsletter – Vol. 6 Issue : 02, 2010: p. 2
  • President’s Message Prof Mangala Gunatilake SLALAS Newsletter – Vol. 01 Issue : 01, July 2013: p.1
  • SLALAS Inaugural workshop Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Sugandhika SureshSLALAS Newsletter – Vol. 01 Issue : 01 July 2013: p.11-12
  • Report on SAAP-3 Pre-Conference Workshop and Symposium on Physiology Teaching held in November 2011 – submitted to National Science Foundation Prof Mangala Gunatilake
  • Report on Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science held in January 2014 – submitted to National Science Foundation Prof Mangala Gunatilake
  • Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science Prof Mangala Gunatilake SLALAS Newsletter – Vol. 02 Issue: 01 2014: p. 9
  • Report on Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association held in June 2015 – submitted to National Science Foundation Prof Indira Silva, Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Eranda Rajapaksha

Policy documents     

  • Policy document on Education and Human Resource Development (Electronic publication) Compiled by Dr M Gunatilake, Prof Dayantha Wijeyesekera et al. As a Supplement to Proceedings of the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka, 2007.

Electronic publications: Interactive CDs on Physiology practicals

  • Identification of cells in a stained thin blood film.
  • Osmotic Fragility.
  • Measurement of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate.
  • Measurement of whole blood clotting time.
  • Measurement of Packed Cell Volume (PCV).
  • Measurement of renal concentrating ability using relative mass density (specific gravity) and osmolality of urine
  • Bleeding time test
  • Prothrombin Time Test

Communications

 International Scientific meetings

Oral presentations

  • Laboratory Animal Science – Sri Lankan Scenario M Gunatilake Proceedings of the International Conference on Promotion of Animal Research, welfare and Harmonization of Laboratory Animal Science, held in Navi Mumbai, in 2015
  • Follow-up on 2013 EUSAAT’s Congress and its impact for Sri Lankan Scientific Community in 3Rs Mangala Gunatilake, Francois Busquet, Helena Kandarova, M A Akbarsha Proceedings of the 19th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing and training held in Linz, Austria in 2015; p. 88 (ALTEX Journal, 2015, Volume 4, No.2)
  • Steps taken to implement 3Rs concept in research using animals in Sri Lanka M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 18th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing and training held in Linz, Austria in 2013; p. 34
  • Comparison of immunogenicity to anti-rabies vaccine in dogs of different age groups Pimburage RMS, Gunatilake M, Wimalaratne O, Balasuriya A, Perera KADN            Proceedings of the 3rd Rabies in Asia Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, 2013; p.46
  • Multiple choice question assessment and examination blueprinting   Mangala Gunatilake and Robert G Carroll Proceedings of The IUPS and ADInstruments Teaching Workshop 2013; p.18
  • Abdominal curl up test performance among physically active and sedentary adolescent girlsDharshani Vathsala Wijesena Walatara, Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association National Congress 2012; MS80, p.21
  • Determination of Antibody titres in adult stray/free roaming and domestic canines against anti-rabies immunization by RFFIT – A preliminary report Pimburage R M S, Gunatilake M, Wimalaratne O, Balasuriya A, Perera K A D N Proceedings of the3rd Rabies in Asia Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011; p.74
  • Enhancement of learning Physiology through interactive CDs Mangala Gunatilake, Piyusha M Atapattu Proceedings of the Pre-congress Symposium on Physiology Education held in Taipei, Taiwan, 2011; Symposium II-2, 32
  • Prolonged  Breastfeeding  Reduces  Risk  of  Breast  cancer  in Sri Lankan Women: A  Case-Control Study Malintha Lakshan De Silva, Upul Senarath,  Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani Lokuhetty Proceedings of the 41st Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health held in Taipei, Taiwan, 2009; 55, OT10-6Active learning through formative assessments in the Introductory Basic Sciences Stream Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the 36th International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress held in Kyoto, Japan, 2009; Regular Symposia on Education-43-4 (Invited speaker)
  • Assessments in Anatomy – Is summative assessment necessary? Perera Joachim, Gunatilake M Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists  held in Kusadasi, Turkey, 2005; 70, Abstract OP-18
  • Performance of students in Basic Sciences Stream at examination vs their attendance at small group activities  Mangala Gunatilake, Kishani Dinapala, B J J F Perera, M V C de Silva  35th Congress of International Union of Physiological Societies (IUPS) held in     San Diego, California  The FASEB Journal, Abstracts Part II, 2005; volume 19, Number 5, Abstract 772.11
  • Analysis of the predictive value of the outcome of continuous assessments on the performance of the summative assessment of a medical undergraduate curriculum Perera Joachim, Gunatilake M, de Seneviratne R and Wanigasekera V Proceedings of the 1st Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference held in Singapore, 2003, p. 98
  • Is Aerva lanata (Polpala) a diuretic? Herath H M Dilanthi, Wijayabandara Jayantha, Gunatilake Mangala Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Thailand held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2003, O-14, p. 55
  • Diuretic activity of low and high molecular mass fractions of Aerva lanata (Polpala) Herath H M Dilanthi, Wijayabandara Jayantha, Gunatilake Mangala Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Thailand held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2003, O-15, p. 56
  • Possible toxicological effects of Aerva lanata (Polpala) on the urinary tract of rats – A preliminary study Herath H M Dilanthi, Lokuhetty Dilani, Gunatilake Mangala Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Thailand held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2003, O-16, p. 57
  • Integration of Physiology in problem based learning activities at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Wanigasekera V, Gunatilake M  Proceedings of the 5th Scientific Congress of Federation of Asian & Oceanian  Physiological Societies (FAOPS) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002, OC: 15:  105, p. 186 and International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002, OP -13, p.23
  • An Immunogenicity study in canines following antirabies vaccination. Gunatilake M, Wimalaratne O, Perera K A D N Proceedings of the 5th Scientific Congress of Federation of Asian & Oceanian Physiological Societies (FAOPS) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002, OC: 04: 030, p. 117

Poster presentations

  • Cardio-respiratory endurance of adolescent males and females using 3 minute Harvard step test (Accepted for a poster presentation) Mangala Gunatilake, L M Bandara, H M Bandara, Maheshi Yapa, Amali Manchanayaka, Udayanthi Nanayakkara, P L D Senevirathne and Vajira Senaratne Proceedings of The FASEB Journal April 2014 28 (1):702.9
  • Investigation of hypoglycaemic effect of the methanolic leaf extract of A.lindleyana on rats B L Chathurika Samanmali, Mangala Gunatilake, Ranil Guneratne, T R Kamal  Perera Proceedings of the 377h International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress held in Birmingham, UK in 2013; PCC326 (Electronic publication only)
  • Pattern of immunogenicity in a representative group of canines following anti-rabies immunization Mangala Gunatilake, Ruvini Pimburage, Omala Wimalaratne, Aindralal Balasuriya, Devika Perera  of the 377h International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress held in Birmingham, UK in 2013; PCA293 (Electronic publication only)
  • Colour Blindness among medical students of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardanepura Charith Udagedara, Savithri Wimalasekera, Ganga M Jayasena, Mangala Gunatilake, Maduwanthi M Dissanayake, Dilan T Edirisuriye, Sangeetha Karunaratne, Dilmi Somathilake, Kelaniyage Ruwanmali Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; PP 15, pp.109
  • Student perception on usefulness of teaching methods adopted by the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo towards learning of Physiology Amali Manchanayake, Udayanthi Nanayakkara, Rumesh Senevirathne, Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists SAAP-3) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; PP 26, pp.114
  • Abdominal curl up test performance among physically active and sedentary adolescent girls and Comparison of abdominal muscle endurance and BMI in a group of sedentary and physically active adolescent girls D V W Walatara, M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 44th APACPH Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; P 1-8, pp.141 and 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; PP 54, pp.128
  • The knowledge and usage of child health development records by mothers with a single child attending teaching hospitals near Colombo S A Dahanayake, N M J Cooray, J P N Darshani, M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 44th APACPH Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; PP 2-139, pp. 319
  • Comparison of antibody titres in unvaccinated and previously vaccinated adult stray/free roaming canines following  anti-rabies immunization by Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT)-A Preliminary report Pimburage R M S, Gunatilake M, Wimalaratne O, Balasuriya A, Perera K A D N Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Infectious Diseases held in Bangkok, Thailand, 2012; 57.026
  • How to make lectures interactive to enhance learning of physiology Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the IUPS Physiology Teaching Conference & Workshop held in  Manama-Kingdom of Bahrain, 2012; p.24 (Accepted for a poster presentation)
  • Diuretic Vs toxic effects of Aerva lanata (Polpala) on kidney of Sprague Dawley rats (Accepted for a poster presentation) Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani lokuhetty, HMDR Herath, DT Edirisuriye, NA Bartholameuz, J Wijayabandara, MU Kularatne, Date Anand Proceedings of The FASEB J March, 2012 26:868.8
  • An audit on dog anti-rabies immunization and sterilization programme conducted in a National Institute of Health Sciences field practice area Pimburage R M S, Balasuriya A, Amunugama S, Gunatilake M, Edirisuriye D T Proceedings of the 3rd Rabies in Asia Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka,2011; p.81
  • Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipids in Sprague-Dawley rats P Ranasinghe, YS Perera, E Abeywardane, N Gunapala, S Premakumara, Gunatilake M,   Katulanda P Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study  Diabetes (EASD) held in Lisbon, Portugal, 2011; 874-P, 207
  • Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on the structure and function of the urinary tract Dilan T Edirisuriye, Mangala Gunatilake, Dilani Lokuhetty, Nuwan A Bartholameuz, Muditha U kularatne, Date Anand Proceedings of the 7th Federation of Asian Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan, 2011; P-J03, 211
  • Enhancement of learning Physiology through interactive CDs Mangala Gunatilake, Piyusha M Atapattu Proceedings of the 7th Federation of Asian Oceanian Physiological Societies  Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan, 2011; P-O01, 333
  • Effects of colour blindness in medical students in the faculty of medicine, Colombo, Sri   Lanka Ganga M Jayasena, Maduwanthi M Dissanayake, Mangala Gunatilake,  Koddippili I I H, Galappaththi NC Proceedings of the 7th Federation of Asian Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan, 2011; P-R04, 351
  • The effect of prolonged use of Aerva lanata (polpala) on the urinary tract of Sprague Dawley rats Gunatilake M, Lokuhetty MDS, Bartholameuz NA, Edirisuriye DT, Kularatne MU, Date Anand Proceedings of the International Conference on Dermatology and Uropathology (ICON_Derm Uro 2011) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011, UP5
  • Methods used to overcome the difficulties by medical students with defective colour vision in the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jayasena Ganga M, Koddippili Inoma I H, Galappaththi Nadeesha C,             Dissanayake Maduwanthi M, Gunatilake Mangala 87th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2010, volume 60 (Suppl. 1): P382 (3P-J-   58)
  • Risk factor assessment and management of anaemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) Gunatilake M, Kanchana WPL, Jayaratne HPRS, Muthukumarana PVU, Sheriff Rezvi, Herath Chula, Nazaar L 85th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2008, volume 58 (Suppl.): S114
  • Liver cell necrosis of Axolotls following an infection, associated with inflammation Mangala Gunatilake, Ramani Jayalath, Dilani Lokuhetty, Jeniffer Perera 7th World Congress on Inflammation held in Melbourne, Australia The Journal on Inflammation Research, 2005; volume 54, Supplement 2, Abstract 6089
  • Performance of students in Basic Sciences Stream at examination vs their attendance at small group activities Mangala Gunatilake, Kishani Dinapala, B J J F Perera, M V C de Silva 35th Congress of International Union of Physiological Societies (IUPS) held in  San Diego, California The FASEB Journal, Abstracts Part II, 2005; volume 19, Number 5, Abstract 772.11
  • Physiology of Blood : Correlation of student feedback on lectures and their performance at assessment Mangala Gunatilake 35th Congress of International Union of Physiological Societies (IUPS) held in San Diego, California The FASEB Journal, Abstracts Part I, 2005; volume 19, Number 4, Abstract 186.6
  • Scientific Investigation into effects of Medicinal herb, polpala (Aerva lanata) on the renal function and structure of rats – A preliminary study  Mangala Gunatilake, H M D R Herath, J Wijayabandara, Dilani Lokuhetty 35th Congress of International Union of Physiological Societies (IUPS) held in San Diego, California The FASEB Journal, Abstracts Part I, 2005; volume 19, Number 4, Abstract 118.39
  • A preliminary study of possible toxicological effects of Aerva lanata (Polpala) on the urinary tract of rats Herath H M Dilanthi, Gunatilake Mangala, Lokuhetty Dilani Proceedings of the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology Limited, 2003, No. 33 and Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Pathologists, 2003, p. 22
  • Student perceptions regarding teaching/learning in the haematology and immunology module. M Gunatilake, A P Kurukulasuriya, C Senanayake, H P C Tissera Proceedings of the International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002, PP – 08, p. 48
  • Comparison of student perceptions of learning with their performance at assessment. A P Kurukulasuriya, M Gunatilake, R R Ranasinghe, K T K Perera Proceedings of the International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002, OP – 19, p. 28 Proceedings of the 44th APACPH Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012;P 1-8 pp.141
  • Direct Nephrotoxic effect of Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper Venom- an Experimental Study Using In Vitro Models.   M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, R L Jayakody. XXXIV International Congress of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001, Abstract No. 29
  • Comparison of Direct Nephrotoxic Effect Produced by Venoms of Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper, Cobra and Hump Nosed Viper. M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, R L Jayakody XXXIV International Congress of Physiological Sciences held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001, Abstract No. 27
  • Experiences and observations of an academic in the Department of Physiology. M Gunatilake Proceedings of the IUPS teaching workshop, New Zealand, 2001, Abstract No.16, p.21 and 34th IUPS Congress, New Zealand 2001, Abstract No. 2671
  • Does one dose of antirabies vaccine produce a protective antibody level in domesticated canines? A preliminary study M Gunatilake, O Wimalaratne and K.A.D.N. Perera Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association  and the Asian Regional meeting of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, 2000
  • In vitro assessment of mechanisms of renal failure in rabbits following envenomation by Russell’s viper venom (Vipera russelli pulchella) and efficacy of polyvalent antivenom in neutralizing the toxicity. M. Gunatilake, A. De Tissera, P. Angunawela, R.L. Jayakody and T. De Mel. Proceedings of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological society,  1998, 29(2)
  • Determination of the LD50 and Histological changes in kidney and liver of rats after injection of hump nosed viper venom (Hypnale hypnale) M. Gunatilake, P. Angunawela, R.L. Jayakody and T. De Mel. Proceedings of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological society,  1998, 29(2)

National scientific meetings

  • Three Rs and Alternatives.  Mangala Gunatilake Abstract of the plenary lecture III. Proceedings of the Second Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2015; p. 34
  • In vitro and in vivo antidiabetic activities of Canarium zeylanicum bark extracts  L.C.P.T. Liyanaarachchie, M. Gunatilake, U. L. B. Jayasinghe, B.M.R. Bandara  Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) Research Congress,  PGIS, Peradeniya 2014; Abstract No. 126, p. 90
  • Situation analysis of mass vaccination of dogs against rabies for rabies elimination program in Sri Lanka P.A.L Harischandra, R.M.S Pimburage, D.N Jayasinhe, R.M.S Amunugama, M Gunatilake, A Balasuriya  Proceedings of the One Health International Conference 2014; p.22
  • Hypoglycaemic and carbohydrate-digesting enzyme inhibitory activities of three medicinal plants traditionally used in Sri Lanka for treating diabetes Liyanaarachchie L C P T, Gunatilake M, Jayasinghe L, Bandara B M R Proceedings of the HETC Symposium 2014; p.63
  • α-Amylase and α-glucosidase-inhibitory and antioxidant activities of three Sri Lankan plants L C P T Liyanaarachchie, B M R Bandara, L Jayasinghe, M Gunatilake  Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2014, Volume 18, Abstract no:58; p.310
  • An evaluation of canine anti-rabies immunization coverage and knowledge of people on rabies in Sri Lanka PAL Harischandra, RMS Pimburage, RMS Amunugama, DN Jayasinghe, M Gunatilake, A BalasuriyaProceedings of the 66th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association 2014, p. 12
  • In Vitro EpiDerm Skin Irritation Test: Validated and Regulatory Accepted Alternative Method for Skin Irritation Testing Mangala Gunatilake, Helena Kandarova, S Letasiova Proceedings of the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association             for Laboratory Animal Science 2014,  p. 53
  • Alternatives to Animal Testing Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science 2014,  p. 50
  • Blood glucose lowering effect and toxicity studies of Aporusa Lindleyana leaves in rats Samanmali B L C, Gunatilake M, Guneratne R D, Perera T R K Proceedings of the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science 2014, OP 04, p. 42
  • Dose selection for long term administration of different extracts of Canarium Zeylanicum stem bark for studying antidiabitic potential Liyanaarachchie L C P T, Gunatilake M, Bandara B M R, Jayasinghe U L B       Proceedings of the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association   for Laboratory Animal Science 2014, OP 03, p. 41
  • Cardio-respiratory endurance of adolescent males using 3 minute Harvard step test Bandara LMH, Bandara HMST, Yapa MUD, Manchanayake MAN, Nanayakkara  UP, Senevirathne PLDR, Senarathne V, Gunatilake M Proceedings of the 46th Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of   Physicians 2013, OP 09, p.50
  • Determination of immunogenicity to anti-rabies vaccine in puppies of vaccinated and unvaccinated bitches by Rapid Florescent Focus Inhibition Teast (RFFIT) Pimburage R M S, Gunatilake M, Wimalaratne O, Balasuriya A, Perera K A D N Proceedings of the MRI Research Day 2012 Scientific Sessions, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012; PP-8, p.38
  • Knowledge and usage of Child Health and Development Records by mothers with a single child attending Teaching Hospitals near Colombo S A Dahanayake, N M J Cooray, J P N Darshani, Mangala Gunatilake Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of University of Colombo, 2012, PP 01, p.240
  • Prevalence of defective colour vision among medical students in Faculty of Medicine, ColomboJayasena GM, Koddippili IIH, Galappaththi NC, Dissanayake MM, Gunatilake MProceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of University of Colombo, 2011,      OP10, p. 223
  • 64. Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipids in Sprague-Dawley rats Ranasinghe P, Perera YS, Abeywardane SHPEL, Gunapala KNM, Gunatilake             M,  Premakumara GAS, Perera PRK, Lokuhetty D, Katulanda P 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, The Ceylon Medical Journal, 2011; Vol 56(Supp1):16
  • Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose control in rats P Ranasinghe, KYS Perera, M Gunatilake, GAS Premakumara, SHPEL Abeywardane, KNM Gunapala, P Katulanda Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka, 2010, PP1, p.50
  • Colour blindness among medical students in Faculty of Medicine, Colombo Jayasena GM, Kodippili IIH, Galappatthi NC, Dissanayake MM and Gunatilake         M Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, 2009, FP10, p.17 67.Prolonged  breastfeeding  reduces  risk  of  breast  cancer  in Sri Lankan women: a  case-control study De Silva M, Senarath U,  Gunatilake M, Lokuhetty D Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 2009; Vol. 14    (Suppl. 1): OP 24
  • Comparison of rabies control methods in Colombo Municipality Area (CMA) with methods followed in Sri Lanka during the period from 1990 to 2006 D M Rubasinghe, S S L de Silva, M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 64th Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the  Advancement of Science, 2008, 203A and Annual Research Symposium of University of Colombo, 2008, PP18
  • Risk factor assessment and methods of management of anaemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) Kanchana WPL, Jayaratne HPRS, Muthukumarana PVU, Gunatilake M, Sheriff  R, Herath C, Nazaar L Proceedings of the 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical         Association 2008; OP 9
  • A preliminary study of possible toxicological effects of Aerva lanata (Polpala) on the urinary tract of rats H M D Herath, M Gunatilake, MDS Lokuhetty Proceedings of the 117th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2004, PP.23, p.69
  • Concept maps are a useful tool for Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) M Gunatilake, A P Kurukulasuriya Proceedings of the 5th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, 2004, p.19
  • An audit on the anti-rabies vaccination of veterinarians. M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 54th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 2002, p.3873.Direct Nephrotoxic effect of Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper Venom- an Experimental Study Using In Vitro Models. M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, R L Jayakody. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, 2001
  • Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines before and after immunization with anti-rabies vaccine  Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Dr Mangala Gunatilake  Abstract was published in the document prepared for the Progress Review  Seminar in Health Sciences held in 2000 at National Science Foundation
  • An innovative surgical procedure for correction of pyloric stenosis and ileocaecal valve obstruction in canines D.S. Kodikara and M. Gunatilake 51st Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary       Association, 1999
  • Systemic reactions of mice to toxin from stinging cat fish D.S Kodikara, M. Gunatilake, P. Angunawela, R.P.V.J.Rajapakse,           N.U.Horadagoda and S.Jayasekera 51st Annual convention & Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary   Association, 1999
  • Serum fructosamine values of some canine breeds in Sri Lanka and its Diagnostic importance H Peiris, D S Kodikara, M Gunatilake Proceedings of the 50th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary  Association in 1998.
  • Determination of the LD50 and histological changes in kidney, liver and heart of rats after injection of hump nosed viper venom. M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, D S Kodikara, R L Jayakody, T de Mel Proceedings of the 50th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1998.
  • An alternative surgical method for the removal of urethral calculi in dogs.D. S Kodikara, M. Gunatilake, I. M. Gunawardane, L. M. Aluthwatta, S.P.B.R.  Ratnayake, M. Dissanayake, D GamageProceedings of the 50th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1998.
  • Pathological changes observed in the kidneys of rats and rabbits with different types venom M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A de Tissera Proceedings of the Academic Sessions of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 1997.
  • Surgical correction of Achilles tendon of a dog. D.S Kodikara, W. M. T. Wanasinghe, M.Gunatilake, S.P.B.R Madawela, D.M.M.Dissanayake, D.Gamage Proceedings of the 49th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1997, p 25
  • In vitro assessment of mechanisms of renal failure in rabbits following envenomation by Russesll’s viper venom (Vipera russelli pulchella) and the efficacy of polyvalent antivenom in neutralizing the toxicity.M. Gunatilake, A de Tissera, P Angunawela, A Dangolla, D.S Kodikara, Tara de Mel Proceedings of the 49th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary  Association in 1997, p 12
  • Surgical correction of canine prostate hyperplasia. D.S Kodikara, G.E. Kodithuwakku, M.Gunatilake, S.P.B.R Madawela,  D.M.M.Dissanayake, Devika Gamage Proceedings of the 49th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary  Association in 1997, p 3
  • Pathological changes observed in rabbits after envenomation with hump nosed viper venom. M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A De Tissera, R. L Jayakody, Tara de Mel Proceedings of the 110th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 1997; OP 9
  • A low cost multi-pinning method of intra medullary fixation of long bone fractures in canines using modified stainless steel pins D.S Kodikara, M Gunatilake, S Gunawardane Proceedings of the 48th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary        Association in 1996
  • Occurance of Haematoma in canines affected with Ehrlichia canis. D.S.Kodikara, M.Gunatilake Proceedings of the 48th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1996
  • Testing renal function using isolated perfused kidney model after envenomation of rabbits with Russell’s viper venom. M Gunatilake, A de Tissera, P Angunawela, T de Mel Proceedings of the 109th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association in 1996; 23: p 22-23
  • Is cobra venom nephrotoxic? M Gunatilake, P Angunawela, A de Tissera, Tara de Mel Proceedings of the International Medical Congress – 125th Anniversary Sessions of the Colombo Medical School, 1995; p.25-26
  • Time of onset and cause of nephrotoxicity after envenoming rats with Russell’s viper venom.  C Fernando, P Angunawela, J Welihinda, M Gunatilake, Rezvi Sheriff, Tara de      Mel Proceedings of the 27th Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of  Physicians, 1994; 1: p. 13
  • Sclerotherapy of prolapsed anal varices in an elephant. D S Kodikara, M Gunatilake. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association 1992.
  • Repair of bilateral large sacculations of the posterior rectum in a dog. D S Kodikara, M Gunatilake. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 1992.
  • Clinical experiences in orthopaedic conditions of canines : Hip dislocation and Bone grafting. D S Kodikara, M Gunatilake, S Gunawardane. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 1992.

Awards 

  • ZONTA Woman of Achievement award for Education in 2014
  • National Award for Science & Technology Achievements under Excellence in Multidisciplinary team efforts in the application of S&T by the National Science Foundation in 2014
  • Merit Award for Science & Technology Achievements under Outstanding Leadership in introducing technologies by the National Science Foundation in 2014
  • National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publication in 2010 (awarded in 2014)

Scholarships

  • Pfizer Scholarship (University of Peradeniya) for the best performance at the 3rd BVSc Examination in 1990.

Medals

  • Dr and Mrs M P Seneviratne Gold Medal (University of Peradeniya) for the best performance in Veterinary Parasitology in 1990.

Prizes

  • The Commonwealth Bureau of Animal Health Prize (University of Peradeniya) for the best performance at the 3rd BVSc Examination in 1990.

University Awards

  • D Seneviratne memorial award (University of Peradeniya) for the best performance in Veterinary Public Health in 1990.

Fellowships

  • American Physiological Society fellowship – in order to participate in the IUPS Teaching workshop held in New Zealand, 2001.
  • NSF Travelling Fellowship for the comprehensive training on zebrafish husbandry and zebrafish embryo as a toxicity model in University of Antwerp, Belgium, 2014

Research Awards

  • Hector C Perera Award for the most outstanding clinical communication at the 46th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1993.
  • Daphne Attygalle Award for the best communication at the 109th Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association in 1996.
  • Award for the best poster presentation at the Academic Sessions of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka in 1997.
  • Hector C Perera Award for the best clinical communication at the 48th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 1997.
  • The award for the ‘Best Scientific Paper’ (Poster presentation) at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka in 2003.
  • Young Investigators Award by the Executive committee of the 34th International Union of the Physiological Sciences Congress (IUPS) in 2001.

Travel awards by

  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka in 1998, 2003, 2005 & 2015.
  • Executive committee of the Federation of Asian Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress (FAOPS) in 2002 & 2011.
  • Executive committee of the International Union of the Physiological Sciences Congress (IUPS) in 2005, 2009 and 2013.
  • Executive committee of the 85th Japanese Physiological Society in 2008.
  • American Physiological Society in 2013 and a
  • Bursary from the Laboratory Animal Science Association of UK in 2013.

Research grants

  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka  (NSF) – Grant No.  RG/2014/HS/08 amounting to Rs. 7,328,975/- For the study titled “Pattern of immunogenicity in domestic dogs following primary and subsequent booster vaccination against rabies in Dehiwala Municipality area” Prof Mangala Gunatilake, Dr S Nanayakkara
  • IRQUE Grant amounting to 150,000/- for the research project titled ‘Effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipid levels in rats’ Dr M Gunatilake, Dr P Katulanda,  Dr S Premakumara, Dr K Y S Perera, Dr P Ranasinghe
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka  (NSF) – Grant No.  RG/2007/HS/03 amounting to Rs. 3,478,015.43 For the study titled “Serological response following anti-rabies immunization in a representative canine population in Sri Lanka” Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Dr A Balasuriya, Dr R M S Pimburage
  • 500 Oman Riyals from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman for the study titled “Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on structure and function of the urinary tract” Dr Dilani Lokuhetty, Dr Mangala Gunatilake
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka  (NSF) – Grant No. TM/2004/RG/02 amounting to Rs. 11,68,225/- for the study titled “Polpala (Aerva lanata): Its effects on structure and function of the urinary tract” Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Dilani Lokuhetty
  •  National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka  (NSF) – Grant No. RG/99/V/01 amounting to Rs. 4,78,195/- For the study titled “Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines before  and after immunization with antirabies vaccine – conducted in Kotte, Sri Lanka” Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Omala Wimalaratne, Miss K A D N Perera
  • Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA) – Borne the cost of photocopying of questionnaire and postage for the project titled “Survey on Pre and Post Exposure Vaccination of Veterinarians against rabies infection” Dr Mangala Gunatilake
  • Kidney Research Fund – amounting to Rs. 25,000/- For the study titled “Investigation of mechanisms of nephrotoxicity in envenomed rabbits using the isolated perfused kidney” Dr Mangala Gunatilake, Dr Tara de Mel
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka  (NARESA) – Grant No. Grant No. RG/95/M/3 amounting to Rs. 1,84,842/- For the study titled “Investigation of mechanisms of nephrotoxicity in envenomed rabbits using the isolated perfused kidney” Dr Tara de Mel, Dr Mangala Gunatilake

 Institutional Development Grants 

  • Received Є 4580 from the Laboratory Animals Limited, UK to successfully complete the Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science conducted by the Utrecht University, Netherlands in 2009
  • Grants amounting to 2000 USD from International Council for Laboratory Animal Science and  Є 21,344 from the Laboratory Animals Limited, UK were received to conduct the First International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science in the Asian region
  • Sponsorship (Rs. 150,000/-) for the Pre-Conference Workshop and Symposium on Physiology Teaching of the 3rd South Asian Association of Physiologists in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka was received in 2012 from the National Science Foundation as the Coordinator of the workshop
  • Received 1000 USD from the AAALAC International for organizing the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 2014
  • Sponsorship of Rs. 100,000/- for the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) in 2014 was received from the National Science Foundation as the President of the SLALAS.
  • Sponsorship of Rs. 375,000/- for the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA) in 2015 was received from the National Science Foundation as the Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee.

 Ongoing Research Projects

  • Pattern of immunogenicity in domestic dogs following primary and subsequent booster vaccination against rabies
  • Determination of anti-rabies vaccination coverage, serological response in canines and assessment of knowledge of people on rabies in selected areas in Sri Lanka
  • Antidiabetic activity of Canarium zeylanicum, Osbekia octandra and Piper beetle and isolation of active principals
  • Early detection of Diabetic induced nephropathy in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy using clinical, biochemical and neurophysiological parameters
  • The value of serum and urinary biomarkers for early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats following envenomation by Daboia, Echis and Hypnale
  • Experimental analysis of the neural stem cell populations in the hippocampal and  lateral ventricle regions of the mouse brain

Resource person/Plenary speaker/ Invited speaker/ Chairpersons/ Facilitator at the

  • 6th Meeting of the Laboratory Animal Scientists Association of India held in October 2015
  • Symposium on ‘Control of rabies in Sri Lanka – The way forward’ organized by the Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases of the SLMA in September 2015
  • Symposium on Biological Safety for Academics and Practinioers held at the National Science Foundation in September 2015
  • 2nd International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science held in New Delhi, India in January 2015
  • 2nd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science held at the Medical Research Institute in January 2015
  • Workshop on Management of Laboratory Animals for research purposes held at the Medical Research Institute, Colombo in 2014
  • Workshop on Toxicity testing for industrial purposes and possible alternatives held at the Medical Research Institute, Colombo in 2014
  • Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 2014
  • International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science held in New Delhi, India in 2013
  • World Rabies Day 3rd Annual International Webinar held in September 2012
  • Ethics workshop organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association- held in Jaffna, Galle and Kandy 2012
  • First International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science in the Asian Region held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2011
  • First free paper session of the 24th Annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka in 2011
  • Pre-Congress Symposium on Physiology Education of the 7th FAOPS Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2011
  • Education Colloquium II of the 7th FAOPS Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2011
  • Workshop on Ethics in Science and Technology for Journalists organized by the National Science Foundation on 6th August 2010.
  • Regional meeting of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in July 2010
  • Symposium on ‘Use of animals in medical research’  in the Annual Research Symposium of Faculty of  Medicine, Colombo in May 2010.
  • Workshop in Research Ethics conducted by the Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in September 2009.
  • Regular Symposia on Education-43-4 at the 36th IUPS congress held in Kyoto, Japan in 2009.
  • Workshop on ‘Developing National Guidelines for protection of Animal Participants in Research’ held at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo in September 2008.
  • Workshop on Restructuring of teaching/learning activities of the Introductory Basic Sciences Stream (IBSS) held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in January 2007 organized by the Medical Education Development and Research Centre (MEDARC)
  • Workshop held at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo to review the objectives of Physiology in 2001.

 Courses organized

  • First International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science in the Asian Region held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2011
  • Certificate in Basic Medical Laboratory Technology in 2013

 

 Membership/Fellowship in Professional organizations

  • Life member – Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
  • Founder Fellow of the Sri Lanka College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Life member – Physiological Society of Sri Lanka
  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science
  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Regular Member – American Physiological Society
  • Regular Member – European Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments

 

Positions held in Faculty and Professional organizations

  • Chairperson of the Introductory Basic Sciences Stream of the Medical Curriculum from October 2005 to September 2009
  • Convenor of the Introductory Basic Sciences Stream of the Medical curriculum since March 2003 to September 2005
  • Convenor of the Haematology and Immunology Module from December 2000 to June 2003
  • Founder President of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 2013/2014
  • Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo Teachers Association in 2000/01 and 2001/02
  • President of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka in 2009/10
  • Secretary of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka in 2000/01 and 2002/03
  • Assistant Secretary of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 2006/07 and 2007/08
  • Convenor of the Rabies sub-committee of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association in 2007
  • Secretary of the Education Sub-committee of the Organization of Professional Associations in 2007/08
  • Secretary of the Section A Committee of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science  in 2009
  • Joint Secretary of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) since 2012
  • National representative of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) from 2010 to 2014

 

Teaching

 Undergraduate:

Conducted Lectures, practical sessions, Small group discussions, tutorials, Problem Based Learning sessions (In the Basic Sciences Stream, Applied Sciences Stream, Community Stream and Behavioural Sciences Stream of the medical Curriculum)

 Lecture topics

  • Medical – Physiology of Blood, Renal Physiology, Physiology of micturition, Physiology of temperature regulation, Calcium homeostasis, Fluid and electrolytes, Overview of respiratory physiology, Electrolyte and water reabsorption
  • BSc Pharmacy – Physiology of Blood, Renal Physiology, Fluid and electrolytes, Defence mechanisms and hypersensitivity reactions
  • BSc Physiotherapy – Physiology of Blood

 Postgraduate: Conducted lectures

  • MS Surgery Part I – Calcium Homeostasis
  • MS Ophthatmology Part I – Physiology of Blood
  • MD in Ayurveda – Homeostasis and Cellular Physiology, Body fluids and Transport of substances across Biological membranes, Physiology of Blood, Physiology of Heart, ECG, Physiology of respiration, Renal Physiology, Physiology of gastrointestinal system
  • Diploma Course on Occupational Health & Safety – Respiratory physiology and defence mechanisms

 Paramedical: Conducted lectures

  • Internal Pharmacy course
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy programme
  • Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Post Basic Nurses programme

 Examiner

  • International – PhD thesis examiner
  • Local – PhD thesis examiner
  • In postgraduate, undergraduate and paramedical courses
  • Electives programme
  • Community research programme
  • BSc Physiotheraphy Research Programme

Editorial activities

  • Member of the Editorial committee of the Young Scientists Forum of NASTEC in 2005/06
  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences
    • Advances in Physiology Education of American Physiological Society
  •  Project proposal reviewer for Grants
    • National Science Foundation
    • National Research council
    • Medical Research Institute
  •  Abstract reviewer at scientific sessions
    • Physiological Society of Sri Lanka
    • Peradeniya University Research Sessions
    • 8th International AIDS conference
    • 3rd South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) conference
    • Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) conference in 2012
    • Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
    • Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    • Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science