Dr.R.Surenthirakumaran - MBBS, M.Sc. (Community Medicine), PGD (Applied Statistics) MD (Community Medicine)

Senior lecturer (Grade II)

Department of Community and Family Faculty of, Medicine, University of Jaffna

Mobile: +94777448080

Email: surenthirakumaran@gmail.com

 

    Senior Lecturer Grade II (2012 – present and applied for Senior Lecturer Grade I)  

    Head, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2012-2019)

    Member, Board of Study for Community Medicine, Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo (2014 – present)

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and the Community Based Medical Education Unit, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom (March 2011 – March 2012)

    Chief Medical Officer of Health, University Field Project Area, University of Jaffna (2012-present)

    Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (August 2004 – March 2011)

    Senior House Officer, Paediatrics, Teaching Hospital Jaffna (January – August 2004)

    Intern Medical Officer, Teaching Hospital Jaffna (January 2003 – January 2004)

    Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (November 2002 – January 2003)

    1. Doherty, S., Hulland, E., Lopes-Cardozo, B., Kirupakaran, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Cookson, S., & Siriwardhana, C. (2019). Prevalence of mental disorders and epidemiological associations in post-conflict primary care attendees: a cross-sectional study in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. BMC psychiatry19(1), 83.
    2. Turner, D., Navaratnam, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Koul, R., Unruh, H., Gadhok, A., & O’Conaill, C. (2018). Global Health Strategy for Cancer: Think Globally, Act Locally! Building a Collaborative Partnership Between Manitoba (Canada) and Jaffna (Sri Lanka).
    3. Kumaran, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Haq, A., Nithiyalingam, A., & Gobith, R. (2018). Public and patients involvement in chronic illness care, a way to provide universal health coverage in poor resource setting-a case study. Jaffna Medical Journal30(2).
    4. Selvananthan, S., Subramanium, S., Vairavanathan, S., Rajendra, S., & Shanmugarajan, B. (2018). Betel chewing among bus drivers in Jaffna district. Ceylon Medical Journal63(2).
    5. Sasrubi, S., Arasaratnam, V., Sathiadas, M.G, & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Developmental outcome of the preterm babies born in a tertiary care unit, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, during First year of life by using Bayley scales of infant and toddler development, Proceedings of the 4th Jaffna University International Research Conference: pg 116-117
    6. Wickramage K., Surenthirakumaran, R. ( ) Survey on assisted voluntary returnees to Sri Lanka: Analysis of survey data on assisted voluntary returnees from Canada, Migration Health Research-IOM publication, 171 – 176
    7. Kumaran, S., Malawan, R., Surenthirakumaran, R. & Coonghe, P. A. D. (2016). Empowering the local community to enhance their own health. Sri Lankan Family Physician, 32 (1), 28
    8. Gobalasuthanthiran, K., Sivarajasundaram, R., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Chandrasekar, K. (2016). Influence of socio-economic, educational status of school children on their Information seeking behaviour and school library usage (A study among GCE Advanced Level students of the Jaffna Educational Zone).
    9. Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2016). Psychosocial wellbeing and physical health among Tamil schoolchildren in Northern Sri Lanka. Conflict and health10(1), 13.
    10. Wilson, A., Nirantharakumar, K., Truchanowicz, E. G., Surenthirakumaran, R., MacArthur, C., & Coomarasamy, A. (2015). Motivational interviews to improve contraceptive use in populations at high risk of unintended pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology191, 72-79.
    11. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2012) Probiotic and pregnancy, The Jaffna Medical Journal 29:1 19 -22.
    12. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2012) .Primary Health Care development in war affected areas.The Jaffna Medical Journal, Vol 28:1 47-52.

    Dissertations

    1. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2006). Maternal and child health services in Kopay MOH area (Jaffna District) and factors associated with provision of services (MSc dissertation, Post Graduate of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).
    2. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2011) Current Status of Cancer in Jaffna District: Completeness of Registration and Prevalence of Risk Factors and Awareness of Preventive Services. Dissertation report submitted for M.D in Community Medicine to Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), Colombo.

    Abstract publications

    1. Surenthirakumaran,R., Janani,T., Pushpana,P., Kumanan,T., & Kannathasan,S. (2012). Amoebic liver abscess: An emerging threat in Northern Sri Lanka. EMBO Global Lecture Course and Symposium on Amoebiasis, 4-7th March, Page 80.
    2. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sivalingam,D.,  Anantharajah,A., & Laksman,P. (2012). Study on factors affecting the secondary prevention of post semi patients at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18th October, Page 280.
    3. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sunantha,S.,  Sinduja,B., &  Rajendra,S. (2012). Descriptive study of “Knowledge and influencing factors of diabetic leg ulcer among diabetic leg ulcer patients in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18th October, Page 279.
    4. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sathiadas,G., Denyraj,C., & Nishanthiny,K. (2012). Study about the influences of selected material and fetal factors affecting premature babies at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18th October, Page 80.
    5. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan,T., Sarangan,V.,  & Gowrinesan,Y.  (2012). Satisfaction of the patients on present clinic setup maintained at medical clinics at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18th October, OP 15-1 Page 46.
    6. Kamalruban, L., Sivapalan, K., Sivarajah, N., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2013). Factors affecting the early initiation of breast feeding at birth in the Jaffna Municipal Council area. Physiological Society of Sri Lanka Annual Scientific Sessions, 21st -22nd November, OP-(Oral Presentation) Page No. 22.
    7. Surenthirakumaran,R., Coonghe, P. A. D., Kumaran,S., Arulnesan, A., Dela Bandara, R. K. (2013).Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding nutrition in a newly resettled population in Northern Province Sri Lanka . College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, 39th Annual Academic Session 10th November. Page No .38.
    8. Serujanan,T., Rajeevan,S., Surenthirakumaran,R., Kuruparan,K. (2013) .Trend and influencing on reproductive health knowledge and family planning usage teenage pregnant mothers at a tertiary care center in Northern Sri Lanka . Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health The 45th Annual Conference, October 24-27, Page 382.
    9. Layanthini,S., Sathiadas,M.G., Surenthirakumaran,R., & Navaratinarajah, T. S. (2014).  Paediatric prescription at the outpatient department of the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Jaffna Medical Association, 12th -14th December 2014, (Oral Presentation) Page No: 44.    
    10. SilmiyaYoosuf, M.Y., Mohamed Sanfer, A.N., Surenthirakumaran, R., &Malaravan, M. (2014). Pattern and factors influencing the presentation of cataract and selected co morbid illness among the cataract surgical patients in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Jaffna Medical Association, 12th -14th December 2014, (Oral Presentation) Page No: 30.
    11. Sivatharsini,V., Surenthirakumaran,R., Sivaganesh,S.,&Balakumar, S.(2014). Prevalence, pattern and influencing factors of betel chewing among bus drivers in Jaffna District. Jaffna Medical Association, 12th – 14th December 2014(Oral Presentation), Page No: 29.    
    12. Chrishanthi, R., Surenthirakumaran, R., Thamayanthi,T.,& Suvithra, P.(2014).The role of computed  tomography on up staring of breast cancer in newly diagnosed asymptomatic breast cancer patients at Teaching Hospital,Jaffna. Overseas& Local Alumni Association Faculty of Medicine of Jaffna-Joint Scientific Session, 18th & 19th of July 2014, (Oral Presentation) Page No: 49.     
    13. Arivuchelvan,K., Nirmalan,S., Surenthirakumaran,R., Fernandopulle,A.N.R., Fathima Rihana,M.K., Aathithya,R. (2015). Disease related factors influencing the development of fatty liver among diabetic patients. Jaffna Medical Association-Annual Academic Session, Page No: 23.
    14. Elankumaran,V., Marty Roxiya,S., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Sathiadas,M.G. (2015). Knowledge and health seeking behavior among care givers of children with developmental delay in Jaffna district of Northern Sri Lanka. 47th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 21-23 October, Page 144.
    15. Surenthirakumaran, R., Veerasuthan,T., Sivansuthan,S.,  & Kumanan,T. (2015). Influence of selected factors on prevalence of micro vascular complains among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients attending Diabetes Centre, Northern Sri Lanka. 47th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 21-23 October, Page 99.
    16. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sivakanesan,S., Angajan,S., & Vasantharuba,S.(2015). Usage of pesticides, self-protection methods and influence of knowledge of farmers on usage of pesticides in Jaffna district, Northern Sri Lanka .47th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 21-23 October, Page 43.
    17. Surenthirakumaran,R., Hamzathwany,R., Tharani,S., &Sivansuthan,S.(2015). Psychological adaption and influence of family support born it in Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients attending medical clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Northern Sri Lanka. 47th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 21-23 October Page No. 21.
    18. Surenthirakumaran, R., Gobalasuthanthiran, K., Sivarajasundram, R., &Chandrasekar, K. (2016). Influence of socio -economic, educational status of school children on their information seeking behaviour and school library usage (A study among G.C.E. Advanced Level students of the Jaffna Educational Zone) Sri Lanka. Library Review Volume 30- June.
    19. Sasrubi,S., Arasaratnam, V.,  Sathiadas, M.G., &Surenthirakumaran, R.(2018). Preterm birth and neuro development: comparison of cognitive, language and motor scales using Bayley scale of toddler and infant development-III. 3 minute thesis competition- Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS).
    20. Sasrubi,S., Arasaratnam,V., Sathiadas, M.G., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Association between risk factors and developmental outcome of preterm babies at 12 and 18 months of age born at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Proceedings of Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions: pg. 49.
    21. Sasrubi, S., Arasaratnam, V., Sathiadas, M.G., and Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Influence of gestational age on birth profile of preterm babies born in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Jaffna Science Association-Twenty Fifth Annual Session; Vol. 25 (01): pg. 18.
    22. Sasrubi, S., Arasaratnam, V., Sathiadas, M.G., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Maternal socio demographic, economic factors and previous history of pregnancy outcome contributing to preterm birth occurring at Tertiary Care Unit, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the International Nursing Congress of University of Peradeniya, pg. 54- 55
    23. Sasrubi, S., Arasaratnam, V., Sathiadas, M.G., & Surenthirakumaran R., (2017). Neuro development outcome of preterm babies born at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna- A preliminary study. Annual Scientific Sessions of Jaffna Medical Association, pg. 51-52.
    24. Malavan, R., Surenthirakumaran, R., Coonghe, P.A.D. (2016). Empowering the local community to enhance their own health. Sri Lankan Family Physician WONCASAR 2016 Conference 32(1), 28-30.
    25. Surenthirakumaran, R., Veerasuthan, T., Sivansuthan, S., & Kumanan, T. (2015). Influence of selected factors on prevalence of micro vascular complaints among Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending the Diabetes Centre, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Northern Sri Lanka. 47th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 21-23 October, 99.
    26. Layanthini, S., Sathiadas, M.G., Surenthirakumaran, R. & Navaratinarajah, T. S. (2014). Paediatric prescription at the outpatient department of the Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Jaffna Medical Association 12-14 December, 44.
    27. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2013). Healthy Village: A cost-effective innovation. Annual Scientific Sessions, 21-22nd November, 24.
    28. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan, T., Murugananthan, K., Sivansuthan, S., Sathiadas, M.G., Selvaratnam, T., & Noordeen F. (2013). An insight into the 2009/2010 dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever outbreak in the Jaffna Peninsula, Northern Sri Lanka. Asia Congress of Virology, 17 – 28 December (New Delhi NCR), India, 186.
    29. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan, T., Murugananthan, K., Sivansuthan, S., Sathiadas, M.G., Selvaratnam T., & Ketheesan, N. (2013). Clinical, virological and immunological profiles of dengue fever suspected patients from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. 3rd International Conference on Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 October, 88
    30. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan, T., Murugananthan, K., Sivansuthan, S., Sathiadas, M.G., Selvaratnam, T., Ketheesan N., & Noordeen, F. (2013). Role of NSI antigen detection in the diagnosis of dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). 2nd Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions of Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 25 October, 21.
    31. Surenthirakumaran, R., Murugananthan, K., Sathiadas, M.G., Ketheesan N., & Noordeen, F. (2013). Clinical, virological and immunological profiles of dengue fever in children hospitalized in the Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 16th Annual Scientific Congress, 4 August, Colombo, 4, 65.
    32. Abarna, J., Sivarathy, A., Balakumar, S., Arasaratnam, V., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2013). Metabolic syndrome among bank officers in the Jaffna Municipality Area. Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 25-29 September, 20.
    33. Thanikai, S., Shahini N., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Rajasooriyar, C. (2013). The factors influencing delayed presentation of symptomatic breast cancer among patients referred to the Cancer Treatment Unit, Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 25-29 September, 23.
    34. Kandeepan, K., Surenthirakumaran, R., Balakumar, S., & Arasaratnam, V. (2013). Urinary iodine status and prevalence of goiter among children in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Jaffna Medical Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 25-29 September, 42.
    35. Kamalruban, L., Sivapalan, K., Sivarajah, N., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2013). Factors affecting the early initiation of breastfeeding at birth in the Jaffna Municipal Council Area. Annual Scientific Sessions, 21-22 November, PAGE.
    36. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan, T., Sarangan, V., & Gowrinesan, Y. (2012). Satisfaction of the patients on present clinic setup maintained at medical clinics at Teaching Hospital Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18 October, 46.
    37. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sathiadas, G., Denyraj, C. & Nishanthiny, K. (2012). Study about the influences of selected material and fetal factors affecting premature babies at Teaching Hospital Jaffna. 44th APACPH Conference, 13-18 October, 80.
    38. Surenthirakumaran, R., Manitheepan, K., Jeisunthar, T., & Murugananthan, K. (2011). Study the influence of work-related factors on biological occupational hazards among nursing staff at Jaffna Teaching Hospital. 1st NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference, 17-19 November, 218.
    39. Surenthirakumaran, R., Sayanthan, B., Sivarajah, N., Arudselvan, A., & Balakumar, S. (2011). A study of factors influencing admission to the Home for Elders at Kaithady. JMA 5-6 November, 15.
    40. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumaran, S., Piratheeshka, B., & Tharshiny, M. (2011). National assessment among elderly in Jaffna. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, 16-20 November, 33.
    41. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2009). Flood hazards: Effect on health. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 10-12 April, 1-4.
    42. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kannathasan, S., Sivapalan K. (2008). A comparative study on modified small group discussion versus traditional tutorial among medical undergraduates of University of Jaffna. Jaffna Science Association, 7-9 May, 68.
    43. Janani, T., Pushpana, P., Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumanan, T., & Kannanthasan, S. (2011). EMBO global lecture course and symposium on amoebiasis: Exploring the biology and pathogenesis of Entamoeba.
    44. Kumaran, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Haq, A., Nithiyalingam, A., & Gobith, R. (2018). Public and patients involvement in chronic illness care, a way to provide universal health coverage in poor resource setting-a case study. Jaffna Medical Journal, 30(2).
    45. Turner, D., Navaratnam, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Koul, R., Unruh, H., Gadhok, A., & O’Conaill, C. (2018). Global health strategy for cancer: Think globally, act locally! Building a collaborative partnership between Manitoba (Canada) and Jaffna (Sri Lanka).
    46. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2009). Flood hazards-effects on health.
    47. Keerthinathan, N., Peter, T., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Guruparan, M. (2018). The pattern of acute coronary syndrome and the association of known risk factors among post-acute coronary syndrome patients of 20 years or older attending the Cardiology Clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna.
    48. Rajapaksha, S. L., Kanchana, H. D. R., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Sivansuthan, S. (2018). Influence of lifestyle factors on the prevalence of overweight and obesity among A/L students in the Nallur Educational Division.
    49. Sakashan, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Ambalavanar, V. (2018). Self-administration of antibiotics and factors influencing on it among the patients with respiratory symptoms attending primary care hospitals in Nallur.
    50. Kandeepan, K., Surenthirakumaran, R., Balakumar, S., & Arasaratnam, V. (2013). Nutritional sequel and associated factors in children who were the low birth weight infants in Jaffna district.
    51. Kamaladshan, S., Thusiya, A., Sivakanthan, S., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Prevalence of substance abuse and associated factors on substance abuse among GCE Advanced Level students in the Nallur Educational Division.
    52. Jasliya, M. J. F., Sahumila, A. M. F., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Aravinthan, M. (2018). Knowledge on prevention of diabetic complication and its association with prevalence of complication and known risk factors among type 2 diabetes patients at Diabetic Centre, THJ.
    53. Kandeepan, K., Surenthirakumaran, R., Balakumar, S., & Arasaratnam, V. (2012). Prevalence and socio-demographic factors of malnutrition among children aged 1 to 5 years in Jaffna district.
    54. Shayani, V.,  Sopia,P., Surenthirakumaran,R., & Kandeepan,K. “Knowledge and attitude towards personal professional development and the influence of selected factors on personal professional development among the medical students at University of Jaffna.” (2018).
    55. Thuvaragan, A., Mathumai, K., Sarma, S.T., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Kavitha, I. (2018). Pattern of upper gastro intestinal cancer and its associated factors among upper gastrointestinal cancer patients admitted to Teaching Hospital Jaffna and Trail Cancer Hospital Thellipalai.
    56. Surenthirakumaran, R., Pathmeswaran, A., & Jeyakumaran, N. (2010). Completeness of reporting of cancer cases by cancer unit Jaffna to the national cancer registry.
    57. Sayini, B., Abirami, A., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Sivayokan, S. (2018). Life skills competency levels and associated socio-demographic factors among GCE O/L students in the Sandilipay Education Division.
    58. Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2016). Psychosocial wellbeing and physical health among Tamil schoolchildren in northern Sri Lanka. Conflict and health, 10(1), 13.
    59. Prashanthan, K., Rajitha, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Aravinthan, M. (2018). Pattern of consumption of fast food and sugar sweetened beverages and the association of personal behavioural, familial factors and knowledge on health issues in the consumption of them among A/L students in Jaffna Education Division.
    60. Vinokajan, S., Jenarosington, J., Kavitha, I., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Side effects following chemotherapy and associated comorbidities and socio demographic factors among cancer patients at Thellipalai Trail Cancer Hospital..
    61. Doherty, S., Hulland, E., Lopes-Cardozo, B., Kirupakaran, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Cookson, S., & Siriwardhana, C. (2019). Prevalence of mental disorders and epidemiological associations in post-conflict primary care attendees: a cross-sectional study in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. BMC psychiatry, 19(1), 83.
    62. Aranja, Y., Geerthana, G., Williams, S., & Surenthirakumaran, R. (2018). Students’ motivation to study and its association with psychological needs support among students of University of Jaffna.
    63. Suganja, S., Sivatharsini, V., Surenthirakumaran, R., Shivaganesh, S., & Balakumar, S. (2015). Prevalence, pattern and factors influencing betel chewing among bus drivers in district of Jaffna.
    64. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2017). Empowering youths for future challenges.
    65. Surenthirakumaran, R., Stephen, S., & Sivarajah, N. (2004). Children in institutional care in north-east province of Sri Lanka.
    66. Suvithra, P., Yalini, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Murugananthan, K., & Kannathasan, S. (2010). The study on food handling related health problems and influencing factors among food handlers in Nallur.
    67. Alex, U. A., Thiluxsy, P., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Weerakkody, R. M. (2018). The progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the influence of selected factors on CKD progression among patients following the Nephrology Clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna.
    68. Antony Sheron, V., Surenthirakumaran, R., Thabotharan, D., & Kavitha, I. (2017). Knowledge and practice of undergraduate nursing students on early detection measures of breast cancer.
    69. Kannathasan, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Sivapalan, K. (2008). A comparative study on modified small group discussion versus traditional tutorial: among medical undergraduates University of Jaffna.
    70. Aarooran, M., Pakerathy, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Kannathasan, S. (2018). Participation in sports activities and influence of perceived barriers on participation in sports activities among 1st year students in Jaffna campus of University of Jaffna.
    71. Kanakarathna, K. M. P. M. K., Abeynayaka, R. A. H. A., Surenthirakumaran, R., & Joseph, N. (2018). Knowledge on cervical carcinoma and associated screening practices among female teachers of Nallur Education Division.
    72. Gobith.R, Kumaran.S., Surenthirakumaran.R., & Jeyakumaran, A. (2018)  public to public partnership in rural health development a case study from Sri-Lanka in Istwonca rural health conference new Delhi India.26-28,
    73. Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumaran, S., Piratheeshka, B. & Tharshiny, M. (2011). Nutritional assessment of elderly in Jaffna. College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka.
    74. Coonghe, P. A. D., Surenthirakumaran, R., Kumaran, S., & Sivarajah, N. (2018). Relationship between mental health status and the cognitive performance among the adolescents in Northern Sri Lanka; Oral presentation at 50th Asia Pascific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
    75. Kandeepan, K., Surenthirakumaran, R., Balakumar, S. & Vasanthy Arasaratnam., 2012. Prevalence and socio-demographic factors of malnutrition among children aged 1 to 5 years in Jaffna district. In: ‘From sick car to health care’. Annual Scientific sessions, Jaffna Medical Association-December, 2012.Ed. Surenthirakumaran, R. Harikanan (Pvt.) Ltd., Jaffna, Sri Lanka, pp. 36.

     

    Conference speeches

    1. Surenthirakumaran, R. (2009). Flood hazards-effects on health, Jaffna Science Association.
    2. Invited Speaker for APACPH: 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health: GHSA and Communicable Disease in Sri Lanka in Seoul, South Korea
    3. Invited Speaker for APACPH 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health: Review of policy to reduce marketing pressure on children in Sri-Lanka: Tokyo Japan
    4. Invited Speaker for APACPH 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health: Community-Oriented Primary Care: A Community Empowerment Project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

     

    Monographs

    1. Home truths: Children’s rights in institutional care in Sri Lanka (2005), Save The Children Sri Lanka
    2. World Bank. 2018. Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (English). SAFANSI The South Asia Food and Nutrition Initiative. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. 
    3. Economic Development Framework for a Northern Province for Master Plan.
      https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/sites/default/files/cbslweb_documents/Economic%20Development%20Framework%20NP-English.pdf
    4. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Nutrition in Thunukai and Manthai East , Department of Community and Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Jaffna and Sewalanka Foundation
    5. Effective Institutionalization of Tested Models & Redress to Problems by Local Authorities in Northern Province of Sri Lanka, Asia Foundation Sri Lanka

    Books

    1. Kumaran, S., Surenthirakumaran, R., Coonghe, P.A.D., & Sivarajah, N., Community Oriented Primary Care Jaffna A model primary care in Sri-Lanka ,A story so far 2012-2017,I ed Sri Lanka Department of Community and Family Medicine university of Jaffna. ISBN 978-955-0585-15-1

    University, National and International Development Activities 

    1. Head/ Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna from 10th January 2019
    2. Head/Department of Community & Family Medicine ,Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna  July  2012 to 9th January 2019
    3. Acting Head/Department of Community & Family Medicine ,Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna April 2012 –July 2012
    4. Acting Head/ Department of Forensic Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna April 2012 – April 2018
    5. Member of Ethics Review Committee 2012 to date
    6. Assistant Secretary of “LANKAPHEIN” -2018 to date
    7. Convener of Faculty Co-ordinating Committee on Reproductive Health -2012 to 2015
    8. Representative for UDG under the HETC Project (Strengthening Soft Skills)
    9. Member of Board of Study in Community Medicine and Medical administration PGIM, Colombo -2012 to date
    10. Member of Board of study Medical Sciences, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Jaffna -2014 to date
    11. Faculty Mentor for Inter University Innovation Competition SIIIP -2014
    12. Chairman, Faculty Exhibition Committee 2018 &2019
    13. Chairman, Faculty Fortieth Anniversary Committee 2018 & 2019 
    14. Secretary Jaffna Medical Association-2013&2014
    15. Faculty Student Counsellor –2014-2015
    16. Life Member Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)
    17. Secretary, Alumni, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna -2008 -2017
    18. Representative to FERCSL (Forum of Ethics Review Committees Sri Lanka) 2016 & 2017
    19. President Jaffna Science Association 2016 & 2017
    20. Member of Sri Lanka Medical Association.
    21. Committee Member for Palliative care Task Force of Sri Lanka Medical Association
    22. Institutional Representative to APACPH (Asian Pacific Academic Consortium of Public     Health) 2010 to  date
    23. Member of College of Community Physicians, Sri Lanka.
    24. Associate of South Asian Regional Initiative/Equity Support Program.
    25. Member of National Coordinating Committee of Reproductive Research (NCCPR) Sri Lanka
    26. President of Cancer Aid for North and East of Sri Lanka
    27. President of Jaffna Social action Centre
    28.  Chairman, Institute of Medical Sciences, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    29. Honorary Medical Superintendent, Moolai Co-operative Hospital, Jaffna (2004 – present)
    30. President, Jaffna Science Association (2016 – 2017)
    31. Chairman, AHEAD Trust (2013 – 2015)
    32. Co-Chair, District Child Protection Committee Jaffna (2000 – 2006)
    33. Member of National Child Protection Authority (NCPA- 2004 t0 2005)

    Contribution to journals and publication

    1. Editor of Faculty journal: Journal of Jaffna Medical Sciences
    2. Editorial Board Member: Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (2016 – present)
    3. Editorial Board Member: Journal of Jaffna Science Association
    4. Reviewer of the Asian Pacific Journal of Public Health

    Contribution for course Development

    1. Course development of Masters in Health Management at Faculty of Post Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna.
    2. Prospectus committee of MSc in Community Medicine and MD in Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

    Honorary positions

    1. Honorary Medical Superintendent, Moolai Co-operative Hospital, Jaffna (2004 – present)
    2. Editorial Board Member, Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (2016 – present)
    3. President, Jaffna Science Association (2016 – 2017)
    4. President, Institute of Medical Sciences Trust (2013 – 2015)
    5. Chairman, AHEAD Trust (2013 – 2015)
    6. Co-Chair, District Child Protection Committee Jaffna (2000 – 2006)

    Consultancies
    WHO-sponsored study of aetiology of anaemia in the Northern Province (2016 – present)
    Disability Survey, Ministry of Health Northern Province (2014 – 2015)
    Development of Strategic Health Plan Northern Province (2014 – 2015)
    World Bank-commissioned Evaluation of the JSDF Community Nutrition Programme World Bank (2013 – 2014)
    International Organization for Migration Study (2013 – 2014)

    Awards and scholarships
    Visiting scholar, Velore Christian Medical College, Commonwealth scholarship (2002 – 2003)

    S. Sivagurunathan Memorial Award for Field Component in Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2000) 

    Vaithiyanathr Nadarajah Memorial Award for Distinction (Honors) in Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2000)

    Professional licenses
    Sri Lanka Medical Council