Dr.B.Kumarendran - MBBS (Jaffna), M.Sc in Com. Med. (Col.), MD in Com. Med. (Col.), FRSPH (UK).

Consultant Community Physician and Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

 

Email: kumarendran@univ.jfn.ac.lk

Mobile:0094777277552

    • Senior Lecturer (Grade ll), Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (2016 to 2018)
    • Head,Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (Aug to Dec 2018)

    • Visiting academic, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK (2015 to 2016)

    • Lecturer,Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (2007 to 2016)

    • Medical Officer for Health, Kuchchaveli, Sri Lanka. (18.11.2006 – 12.06.2007 )

    • Lecturer ( Probation ), Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. ( 09.05.2006 – 17.11.2006 )

    • Intern Medical Officer, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (Teaching), Colombo, Sri Lanka.(05.11.2005  to 04.05.2006).

    • Intern Medical Officer, De Soyza Hospital for Women (Teaching), Colombo, Sri Lanka.(05.05.2005  to 05.11.2005).

    • Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. ( 12.11.2004 to 30.4.2005 )

    • Student demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna in 2000.

    Journal articles:

    1. Kumarendran B.,  O’Reilly M.W., Subramanian A., Šumilo D.,  Toulis K., Gokhale K.M.,  Wijeratne C.N., Coomarasamy A.,  Tahrani A.A., Azoulay L., Arlt W., Nirantharakumar K.,  (2021). Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Combined Oral Contraceptives, and the Risk of Dysglycemia: A Population-Based Cohort Study With a Nested Pharmacoepidemiological Case-Control Study, Diabetes Care; dc210437. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0437

    2. Kusuma D., Pradeepa R., Khawaja K.I, Hasan M., Siddiqui S., Mahmood S., Ali Shah S.M., De Silva C.K, de Silva L., Gamage M., Loomba M., Rajakaruna V.P, AM Hanif A., Kamalesh R.B., Kumarendran B., Loh M., Misra A., Tassawar A., Tyagi A., Waghdhare S., Burney S., Ahmad S., Mohan V., Sarker M., Goon I.Y, Kasturiratne A., Kooner J.S, Katulanda P., Jha S., Anjana R.M., Mridha M.K, Sassi F., Chambers J.C & on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asia (2021). Low uptake of COVID-19 prevention behaviours and high socioeconomic impact of lockdown measures in South Asia: evidence from a large-scale multi-country surveillance programme, SSM – Population Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.ssmph.2021.100751.

    3. Kumarendran B, Sumilo D, . O’Reilly M W, Toulis K A,  Gokhale K M, Wijeyaratne C N,  Coomarasamy A, Arlt W, Tahrani A A,  Nirantharakumar  K (2019) ‘Increased risk of obstructive sleep apnoea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based cohort study’, European Journal of Endocrinology. doi: 10.1530/EJE-18-0693
    4. O’Reilly, M.W., Glisic, M., Kumarendran, B., Subramanian, A., Manolopoulos, K.N., Tahrani, A.A., Keerthy, D., Muka, T., Toulis, K.A., Hanif, W., Thomas, G.N., Franco, O.H., Arlt, W., Nirantharakumar, K., 2018. Serum testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin and sex-specific risk of incident type 2 diabetes in a retrospective primary care cohort. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf).
    5. Kumarendran B, O’Reilly MW, Manolopoulos KN, Toulis KA, Gokhale KM, Sitch AJ, Wijeyaratne CN, Coomarasamy A, Arlt W and Nirantharakumar K (2018) Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in women: A longitudinal study based on a United Kingdom primary care database. PLoS Med 15(3): e1002542. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29590099
    6. Dafoulas GE, Toulis KA, Mccorry D, Kumarendran B, Thomas GN, Willis BH, Gokhale K, Gkoutos G, Narendran P, Nirantharakumar K (2017), Type 1 diabetes mellitus and risk of incident epilepsy: a population-based, open-cohort study, Diabetologia, 60(2):258-261. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27796422
    7. Toulis KA, Robbins T, Reddy N,Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Wijesinghe H, Cheng KK, Karavitaki N, Wass J, Nirantharakumar K. (2018) Males with prolactinoma are at increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease. Clinical Endocrinology. 88(1):71-76. doi: 10.1111/cen.13498. Epub 2017 Nov. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29044586
    8. Caleyachetty, R., Thomas, G. N., Toulis, K. A., Mohammed, N., Gokhale, K. M., Kumarendran B., & Nirantharakumar, K. (2017). Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 70(12). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28911506
    9. Toulis KA, Hanif W, Saravanan P, Willis BH, Marshall T, Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Ghosh S, Cheng KK, Narendran P, Thomas GN, Nirantharakumar K (2017). All-cause mortality in patients with diabetes under glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists: A population-based, open cohort study. Diabetes & Metabolism, 43(3), pp. 211–216. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28325589
    10. Toulis KA, Willis BH, Marshall T, Kumarendran B, Gokhale K, Ghosh S, Thomas GN, Cheng KK, Narendran P, Hanif W, Nirantharakumar K (2017), All-cause mortality in patients with diabetes under treatment with dapagliflozin: a population-based, open-cohort study in THIN database, J Clin Endocrinol Metab.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28323967
    11. Athauda, L. K., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Kumarendran, B. & Kasturiratne, A. (2015). An ecological study for Sri Lanka about health effects of coconut. Ceylon Medical Journal, 60, 97-99. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26520863
    12. Ebenezer R, Gunawardena NK, Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, Jukes MCH, Drake LJ  and de Silva NR (2013). “Cluster-randomised trial of the impact of school-based deworming and iron supplementation on the cognitive abilities of schoolchildren in Sri Lanka’s plantation sector.” Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 18(8): 942-951. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23837404
    13. Goto K, Kumarendran B, Mettananda S, Gunasekara D, Fujii Y, Kaneko S (2013). Analysisof effects of meteorological factors on dengue incidence in Sri Lanka using time series data. PLoS One. 9;8(5):e63717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063717.Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23671694; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3650072. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23671694
    14. Thadchanamoorthy V, De Silva S, Sarathchandra J, Kumarendran B(2012), Prospective analysis of ventilated patients in the Paediatric Medical Intensive Care Unit of Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Journal of Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, vol. 41, issue 3, pp. 114 – 117. https://sljch.sljol.info/articles/abstract/10.4038/sljch.v41i3.4598/
    15. Kithsiri Gunawardena, Balachandran Kumarendran, Roshini Ebenezer, Muditha Sanjeewa Gunasingha, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, and Nilanthi de Silva, (2011), Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections among Plantation Sector Schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: Prevalence after Ten Years of Preventive Chemotherapy, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 September; 5(9): e1341 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21980549
    16. Bohren MA, Lorencatto F, Coomarasamy A, Althabe F, Devall AJ, Evans C, Oladapo OT, Lissauer D, Akter S, Forbes G, Thomas E, Galadanci H, Qureshi Z, Fawcus S, Hofmeyr GJ, Al-beity FA, Kasturiratne A, Kumarendran B, Mammoliti KM, Vogel JP, Gallos I & Miller S. (2021) ‘Formative research to design an implementation strategy for a postpartum hemorrhage initial response treatment bundle (E-MOTIVE): study protocol.’, Reproductive health, 18(1), p. 149. doi: 10.1186/s12978-021-01162-3.
       

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    Book chapters:

    1. Kumarendran B, YLS Nandasena, HTCS Abeysena, ‘How far the news papers fulfil the demand on adolescent reproductive health?’, in Wickremasinghe AR & Pathmeswaran A. ed. (2008) A collection of research papers on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Ragama, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. 

    Editorial:

    1. Kumarendran B, Lamabadhusuriya SP 2011, Herbal Medicine, Editorial, SLMA News, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Vol. 4, No. 2, Pp 1-4.

    Newsletter article:

    1. Kumarendran B, de Silva NR 2017, Pinworm infection : Time to pay more attention, SLMA News Letter, Decmber 2017, vol 10, issue 12

    Research communications:

    Oral presentations:

    Oral presentations in international conferences:

    1. Kumarendran2007, Role of doctors in managing the sexual problems of patients in Sri Lanka, Proceeding of the 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific at BMICH, Colombo, page 77 (TuOPST02-05), 8/21/2007.
    2. Athauda LK, Kumerendran B, Kasturiratne KTAA, Wickremasinghe AR, 2012, Negative health effects of coconut; are they real at the population level? 125thAnniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, BMICH, Colombo.
    3. Jayathilaka EKS, Kumerendran B, Mudalige MPS Chandrasena LG and Gunesekara KADC 2012, Validationof Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Against Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry in assessing body fat measurement among adults, 3rd Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists.
    4. B Kumarendran, A Kasturiratne, R Wickramasinghe, L Athauda 2012, Does consumption of coconut products increase the risk of CVD mortality?, The 44thAsia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference (APACPH), Colombo. PP 2-36.
    5. N.K. Gunawardena,  B. Kumarendran, N.H. Manamperi, B.P. Senarathna, Manori Silva, A Pathmeswaran, N.R. de Silva, 2013, Randomized placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of mebendazole polymorphs in the treatment of hookworm infections, 22ndAnnual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    6. Kasturiratne A, Perera KMN, Chandratilake M, Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, Wickremasinghe AR, 2014,Community-based assessment of communication skills in medical undergraduates, 3 rd South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education ( SEARAME ) Conference. 12th – 15th  November 2014, Sri Lanka.
    7. Nalliah, A., Kumarendran, B., Ferdiniands, E. R, 2015, Physiotherapy Screening and Pre habilitation for the Biomechanical Requirements of Fast Bowling, 5thWorld Congress of Science & Medicine in Cricket, 23rd– 26thSydney, Australia.
    8. Nalliah, A., Kumarendran, B., Ferdiniands, E. R, 2015, Association between Transferrin Saturation and Fast Bowling Speed and Fitness, 5th World Congress of Science & Medicine in Cricket, 23rd – 26th Sydney, Australia.
    9. Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR 2017, Prevalence of pinworm infection among children living in low income settlements in Colombo Municipal Council area, 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
    10. Jeyasuthan.M, Kumarendran.B 2018, Bypassing primary health care facilities among admissions to medical wards, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Accepted for oral presentation at the 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
    11. Oral presentations in local conferences:
    12. Kumarendranet al 1998, A preliminary survey of psychosocial problems of widow and separation among women in Jaffna, Annual Scientific Session, Jaffna Medical Association, 05.09.1998.
    13. Kumarendran, Phillipananthan Johnson, Daya Somasundaram, Sivayokan 2003, A study of Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Rituals among the GCE advanced  level students in Jaffna, Annual Scientific Sessions, Jaffna Medical Association, 21.02. 2003.
    14. Surendrakumaran,Kumarendran, Pratheepan, Sivagnanasundram and Jeyakumar 2006, Prevalence of Cancer In Jaffna  – A population based study, The Ceylon Medical Journal, vol. 51, Sup. 1, 2006 (March), pp 31.
    15. Karunanayake AL, Salgado LSS, Abeysuria V, Fernando S, Herath HMRP,  Kumarendran B, Premaratna BAHR, Mahawithanage STC, 2008, Prevalence of osteoporosis in a sample of Sri Lankan urban population, The Ceylon Medical Journal, vol. 53, Sup. 1, 2008 (March), pp 33.
    16. Karunanayake AL, Salgado LSS, Abeysuria V, Fernando S, Herath HMRP,  Kumarendran B, Premaratna BAHR, Mahawithanage STC, 2008, Prevalence of osteoporosis in a sample of Sri Lankan adults, 9thAnnual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya (D18/MS/7/i).
    17. Karunanayake AL, Salgado LSS, Abeysuria V, Fernando S, Herath HMRP,  Kumarendran B, Premaratna BAHR, Mahawithanage STC, 2008, Prevalence of osteoporosis among Sri Lankan adults in Ragama area, Scientific Sessions of the Nutrition Society p 9.
    18. Gunawardena NK, Gunasingha HMMSK, Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, De Silva NR, (2010), Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections and malnutrition among 9-10 year old children attending estate sector schools, Ceylon Medical Journal,  Volume 55, Supplement 1, June 2010, p.28.
    19. Pachek SJR,  Kumarendran B,  Gunasekara K, (2010), Epidemiology and treatment of patients with tuberculosis in Mannar District,  Ceylon Medical Journal,  Volume 55, Supplement 1, June 2010, p.37.
    20. Jayasooriya JAPW, Kumarendran B, Kumarasiri JM, 2011, Client satisfaction on antenatal care in Mirigama Medical Officer of Health area, National Conference on Public Health Innovations, National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara, p 43 – 44.
    21. Krishnapradeep S, Aslam WAM, Kumarendran B, Kekulawala KRCP 2011, Comparison of adverse events following the administration of two brands of Desferrioxamine in Thalassaemic patients: a randomized controlled trial, Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Pediatricians. – Best outstation paper
    22. Krishnapradeep S, Aslam WAM, Kumarendran B, Kekulawala KRCP 2011, Comparison of adverse events following the administration of two brands of Desferrioxamine in Thalassaemic patients: a randomized controlled trial, Annual Scientific Sessions, Uva Clinical Society, – Best paper
    23. Krishnapradeep S, Kumarendran B, Bandara S, 2012, Neonatal Hypothermia And Associated Factors At Special Care Baby Unit, Teaching Hospital Peradeniya,  Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians , Colombo.
    24. N.K. Gunawardena,  B. Kumarendran, N.H. Manamperi, B.P. Senarathna, Manori Silva, A Pathmeswaran, N.R. de Silva, 2013, Randomized placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of mebendazole polymorphs in the treatment of hookworm infections, 22ndAnnual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists.
    25. YC Jayasinghe, KAW Karunasekera, B Kumarendran 2013, Prevalence and risk factors for childhood wheezing in Ragama Medical Officer of Health area: an on-going, community based study, Oral Presentation, 126thAnniversary Scientific Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Waters Edge, Colombo, July, 2013
    26. R.Ebenezer, N.K. Gunawardena, B.Kumarendran, A.Pathmeswaran,N.R. de Silva 2013, Cluster randomized trial of the impact of school based deworming and weekly iron supplementation on haemoglobin level of plantation primary school children, 18thAnnual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians of  Sri Lanka, Colombo.
    27. W.A.G.M. Wijesooriya, W.M.R.D. Wijesundara, M.G.N.D. Wijewardhane,  D.C.G.A. Wirasinha, K Zangmo, B. Kumarendran 2013, Ergonomic and health related factors associated with carrying bag usage among medical students in Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, 18thAnnual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians of  Sri Lanka, Colombo.

    Poster presentations:

    Poster presentations in international conferences:

    1. C.Sivagnanasundram, P.Lukumar, N.Jeyakumar, B.Kumarenthiran, V.M.Piratheepan & R.Surenthirakumaran 2006, Prevalence of Cancer Diseases in Jaffna.  A population based study, First International Cancer Conference in Vancouver, Canada
    2. Kumarendran B, Kumanan T, 2010, Admission patterns and documentation of clinical features of head injuries in an Accident and Emergency Unit of a Sri Lankan Hospital for children, 10thSouth East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, poster presentation, p125.
    3. Jayasooriya JAPW, Kumarendran B, Kumarasiri JM, 2011 Gendered Pattern in STI Related Knowledge and Attitude among Workers of 8 Garment Factories in Sri Lanka, Poster presentation (SaPE 050), The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asian and the Pacific, Bussan, South Korea.
    4. Krishnapradeep S, Kumarendran B, Bandara S, 2012, Neonatal Hypothermia And Associated Factors At Special Care Baby Unit, Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, 125thAnniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, BMICH, Colombo.
    5. Kensuke Goto, Takashi Shinzaki, Balachandran Kumarendran, Deepa Gunasekara, Nipul. K. Gunawardena, Satoshi Kaneko 2013, Challenge to system construction for collecting and tracing patient information by using vein authentication, Conference on Sri Lanka Japan – Collaborative Research, University of Peradeniya
    6. R.M.D.S.S.Rajapaksha, R.M.D.C.Ranathunga, R.K.M.D.S.P.Ranaweera, J.M.T.Randika, R.M.N.P.Rathnayake, K.M.S.P.Rathnayaka, B. Kumarendran, JM Pinidiyapathirage 2013, Sleep patterns among medical undergraduates in Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, 11thAsia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore.
    7. E Hilvers, B Kumarendran, P Weber, R Ryan, S Ghosh, B Bordbar, T Marshall and K Nirantharakumar 2016, ‘Do comorbidities impact on glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes?’ Poster number P534, Abstracts of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, 2–4 March 2016, P194.
    8. Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR 2017, Effectiveness of mebendazole and health education in control of pinworm among children living in low income settlements in Colombo Municipal Council Area, 130thAnniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
    9. Premasiri D.G.A.L, Premathilaka N.T K,   Priyadarshana M.A.I, Pussellage A.C, Rai.S, Kumarendran B 2018, Reproductive health knowledge among arts students in the University of Kelaniya, Accepted for poster presentation at the 131stAnniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

    Poster presentations in local conferences:

    1. Kumarendran B, YLS Nandasena, HTCS Abeysena (2009), Perceptions of editorial staff and coverage of reproductive health related news paper articles and adolescents, The Ceylon Medical Journal, vol. 54, Sup. 1, 2009 (March), pp 42.
    2. Kumarendran B, Kumanan T, 2009, Admission patterns and completeness of documentation of clinical features of head injuries in Accident and Emergency Unit of a Sri Lankan Hospital for children, Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Vol. 14, sup. 1, 2009 (Sept), pp 49.
    3. Jawahir AGM, Kumarendran B, Fernando EAC, 2009, Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in Chest Clinic Colombo, “Respire”, Inaugural Symposium of the Association of Pulmonologists, pp 47.
    4. Pachek SJR, Kumarendran B, Gunasekara K, 2009, A study of Tuberculosis patients in Mannar district, “Respire”, Inaugural Symposium of the Association of Pulmonologists, pp 39. 
    5. Jawahir AGM , Kumarendran B , Fernando A, (2010), Characteristics of tuberculous lymphadenitis,  Mannar District,  Ceylon Medical Journal,  Volume 55, Supplement 1, June 2010, p.66.
    6. Thadchanamoorthy V, De Silva S, Sarathchandra J, Kumarendran B2011, Ventilated patients in the paediatric medical intensive care unit of Lady Ridgeway Hospital: an audit, The Ceylon Medical Journal, vol. 56 sup. 1, p.65.
    7. Kajarajan R, Kumarendran B, Fernando A 2011, Association of smoking with some aspects of pulmonary tuberculosis in Central Chest Clinic, Colombo, The Ceylon Medical Journal, vol. 56 sup. 1, p.66.
    8. Jayasooriya JAPW, Kumarendran B, Kumarasiri JM, 2011, Determinants of client satisfaction on antenatal care in Mirigama Medical Officer of Health area, Sixteenth Annual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians, Sri Lanka. – Poster presentation, pp. 33
    9. R.M.D.S.S.Rajapaksha, R.M.D.C.Ranathunga, R.K.M.D.S.P.Ranaweera, J.M.T.Randika, R.M.N.P.Rathnayake, K.M.S.P.Rathnayaka, B. Kumarendran, JM Pinidiyapathirage 2013, Sleep patterns among medical undergraduates in Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, Eighteenth Annual Academic Sessions, College of Community Physicians, Sri Lanka. – Poster presentation
    10. Wickramasinghe WAI, Jayathilake JMS, Thilakarathne KASH, Wijesinghe JAAS, Wijesooriya UGWUS, Perera KMN, B Kumarendran, Chandrathilake MC, Kasturiratne KTAA, 2015, Engaging in an alcohol and tobacco control intervention as a component of an ethnic cohesion programme: perspectives of medical undergraduates, Research Symposium on Combating alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in national development, 26th March, BMICH, Colombo.

    Sri Lanka Medical Association  

    • Life member
    • Council member (2009 to 2013)
    • Assistant Secretary (2013)
    • Convener, Herbal Medicine Sub-committee (2009 -2013)
    • Convener, Research Promotion Committee (2010-2013)

    Life member, Jaffna Medical Association

    College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka

    • Life member
    • Council Member, 2018/2019

    Organization of Professional Associations

    • General Forum Member (2011, 20012, 2013).

     

    Life member –   Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science.

     

    Life Member – Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka.

    Awards

    • President’s Award for Scientific Publications in 2018 awarded in 2021 April.
    • Covinthapillai Candiah Research Award for the best research work done in the 3rd MBBS examination for the academic year 2003 in University of Jaffna.
    • President’s Award for Scientific Publications in 2011 awarded in 2014 October.
    • President’s Award for Scientific Publications in 2013 awarded in 2015 November.
    • Vice Chancellor’s Award for bringing honour to the University by winning prestigious national or international award in 2014, awarded on the 1st January 2015.
    • Cash Awards from the Senate of University of Kelaniya for Winning Presidential Awards – 2014
    • Vice Chancellor’s Award for bringing honour to the University by winning prestigious national or international award in 2015, awarded on the 1st January 2016.
    • Excellence in Teaching (Phase ii) Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015, awarded in 2016.
    • Excellence in Mentorship (Phase ii) Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015, awarded in 2016.

    Grants

    • WHO Research Training Grant/ Visiting Scientist Grant funded by special program of Research, Development and research training in Human reproduction. (2007).
    • University Grants Commission Grant for Financial Assistance to University Teachers for Higher Studies 2014 (1.4. million)

    Prizes

    • First prize for the best poster at the 13thAnnual Academic Sessions of The College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka held from 17thto 20thSeptember 2008
    • First prize for the best poster at the 14thAnnual Academic Sessions of The College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka held in September 2009
    • Best paper presented in Uva Clinical Society Annual Scientific Sessions 2011.
    • Best outstation paper in Sri Lanka College of Pediatricians Annual Scientific Sessions 2011.
    • Prize for the runner up in oral presentation in Eighteenth Annual Academic Sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka.