Professor Senaka Rajapakse

Professor Senaka Rajapakse

Director - Network Operations Centre, Deputy Director - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Professor in Medicine, Consultant Physician

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CONTACTS

E-mail: senaka@med.cmb.ac.lk,  senaka.ucfm@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS (Colombo), First Class Honours
  • MD (Colombo)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (London & Edinburgh)
  • Fellow, Ceylon College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Board Certified as Specialist in General Medicine, Sri Lanka
  • Specialist Registration, General Medical Council, UK. Reg No 7011797

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Tropical Infectious Disease
  • Leptospirosis
  • Medical Education and Virtual Learning
  • Critical Care
  • General Medicine

 

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Senaka Rajapakse graduated from the Colombo Medical faculty in 1993 with first class honours and distinctions in physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, parasitology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, paediatrics and medicine, winning 16 medals and awards including the Sir Andrew Caldecott Medal for the final MBBS.  He joined the department of Clinical Medicine in 1996 as lecturer in medicine, and completed his MD in the University of Colombo in 1999 and the MRCP(UK) in 2003. In 2003, having completed postgraduate training overseas in critical care medicine he was board certified as a specialist in general internal medicine, and was promoted to senior lecturer. Since 2003 he has been an honorary Consultant Physician in the University Medical Unit, National Hospital, Colombo, and is an examiner at postgraduate exams in the PGIM and the MRCP(UK) examination. He is certified as a specialist in general medicine by the General Medical Council, UK.  He is a Fellow of the Ceylon College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of London & Edinburgh, and the American College of Physicians.  He was promoted to Professor by merit in 2009.

Professor Rajapakse has held many posts in the University of Colombo; he was Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine from 2009-2010 during which time he played an important role in further developing the research culture in the department. He was Director, Local Technical Secretariat, IRQUE Project from 2007-2010.  He established the Virtual Learning Centre in the Faculty of Medicine in 2005 and has played a pivotal role in the development of e-learning in medicine.  He has also contributed substantially to the University in many other ways, such as corporate and strategic planning, quality assurance, web development, and the IRQUE and HETC projects. He is currently Director, Network Operations Centre, University of Colombo, and Deputy Director, PGIM.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Consultant Physician, National Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Deputy Director, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
  • Chairperson Clinical Sciences Stream
  • Director, Curriculum Implementation Unit
  • Director, Network Operations Centre
  • Consultant Physician – Acute Medicine, United Lincolnshire NHS Trust, UK.
  • Head, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008-2009
  • Head, Virtual Learning Centre 2004-2009, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Chairperson, Web Committee, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2008-2011
  • Director, Local Technical Secretariat, IRQUE Project 2006-2009, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Coordinator, University of Colombo Corporate Plan 2008-2012 and 2011-2015
  • Coordinator, University of Colombo- Institutional Quality Assurance Review 2009

Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Ceylon College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member of the World Association of Medical Editors (www.WAME.org)
  • Founding Editor, International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. Available online http://www.ijciis.org/
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Clinical Practice
  • Editor, University of Colombo Newsletter. Available online www.cmb.ac.lk/newsletter
  • Editorial Board Member, Core Evidence. http://www.dovepress.com/core-evidence-journal
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Scientific Journals International

Examiner/ Chief Examiner Undergraduate

  • Examiner for the clinical components of the final MBBS examinations
  • Examiner for student Elective Project and Community Stream student research project viva voce examinations
  • Processing of examination marks, preparation of mark sheets and results sheets of all examinations in the Faculty of Medicine
  • External examiner for the final MBBS examinations in other medical faculties in Sri Lanka (Universities of Ruhuna, Sri Jayawardanepura and Ragama)
  • Examiner for the competency examination for foreign medical graduates conducted by the Sri Lanka Medical Council

Postgraduate

  • Examiner at the MRCP (UK) PACES examination
  • Examiner at the qualifying examination for the MD Medicine training program March 2008, May 2010
  • Examiner at the MD Medicine
  • Coordination of the MD Medicine Clinical Examination – Duties involve finding and preparation of patients for the clinical component of the examination
  • Examiner and supervisor for the Certificate Course for Proficiency in Computer Science for Doctors conducted 3 monthly by the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine
  • Examiner at the Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care, conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine in March 2010
  • Reviewer for MD trainees’ casebooks
  • Supervisor, MSc programme, Health Development Research Programme, University of Colombo
  • Supervisor, MSc in Molecular Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo
  • Coordinator, Research programme for MD Medicine trainees, National Hospital, Colombo 2008-2009
  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor, Foundation Doctors training programme, East Midlands Deanery, UK

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Participated in numerous staff training workshops / sessions in the Faculty of Medicine, on medical education, ethics
  • As member of the ethics review committee, responsible for reviewing and approval of research proposals – The Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo is responsible for reviewing and granting ethical approval for all research projects of members of the Faculty as well as external researchers.   Each member independently reviews a minimum of 1-2 research projects per month
  • As committee member of module committees, responsible for curriculum development, planning and coordinating teaching activities, participation in teaching activities

 

GRANTS

  • National Science Foundation Grant No:  NSF/2011/HS/19:  Studies on comparing immunodiagnostic methods and immune status of Leptospirosis patients in Colombo and Gampaha districts
  • National Research Council Grant No: NRC 12-077:  Studies on factors contributing to pathogenesis of severe Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka
  • University Research Grant 2014

 

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Sir Andrew Caldecott Gold Medal for the final MBBS
  • Joseph Nalliah Arumugam Gold Medal for the Final MBBS
  • Vaithialingam Gold Medal for Physiology
  • Hirdramani Scholarship for the 2nd MBBS
  • Bibile Memorial Prize for Pharmacology
  • Loos Gold Medal for Pathology
  • Myelopulle Silver Medal for Pharmacology
  • Mathew Gold Medal for Forensic Medicine
  • Professor Daphne Attygalle Medal in Pathology
  • Professor Channa Wijesinghe Gold Medal for Psychiatry
  • Rajasuriya Prize for Clinical Medicine
  • Dr D De S Muthukumarana Memorial Prize for Medicine
  • Dr Dhunjishaw Dadabhoy Gold Medal for Medicine
  • Flora and Wilson Bandaranayake Memorial Book Award
  • Award for the best research paper, Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1996
  • E.M. Wijerama award for the best research paper, Sri Lanka Medical Association 1998
  • Young Physician of the Year Award 2000 awarded by the Ceylon College of Physicians.
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Research  awarded by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 2001
  • University of Colombo Award for Excellence in Research 2002
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Research awarded by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 2003
  • Ramachandran Award for the Best Paper in Nephrology, Sri Lanka Medical Association 2009
  • Presidents Award for Scientific Publication 2009
  • First Prize for Scientific Paper in Basic Immunology, Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka 6th Biennial Scientific Sessions July 2012.
  • First Prize for Scientific Poster, Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka 6th Biennial Scientific Sessions July 2012.
  • Best oral presentation award in the Immunlogy session, International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences 2014
  • SLMA Prize for the best poster, 2014
  • Presidents Awards for Scientific Publication 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • University of Colombo Award for Excellence in Research in Medicine 2009-2011, awarded in 2012
  • CVCD Excellence Award for the Most Outstanding Senior Researcher in Health Sciences 2016

ORATIONS

Faculty of Medicine Oration 2013: Predicting outcome in leptospirosis- towards a severity score. 4th October 2013 E.V.Peiris Oration, Ceylon College of Physicians 2014: Leptospirosis: challenges in diagnosis, and predictors of severity.  6th October 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in peer reviewed journals

  1. Eddleston M, Rajapakse S, Rajakanthan, Jayalath S, Sjöström L, Santharaj W, Thenabadu PN, Sheriff MH, Warrell DA. Anti-digoxin Fab fragments in cardiotoxicity induced by ingestion of yellow oleander: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2000;18;355(9208):967-72.
  2. Eddleston M, Ariaratnam CA, Sjöström L, Jayalath S, Rajakanthan K, Rajapakse S, Colbert D, Meyer WP, Perera G, Attapattu S, Kularatne SA, Sheriff MR, Warrell  DA. Acute yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) poisoning: cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte disturbances, and serum cardiac glycoside concentrations on presentation to hospital. Heart. 2000;83(3):301-6
  3. Chang AA, Jayasinghe S, Rajapakse S, Sheriff MH. A patient presenting with features of progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy in HIV/AIDS. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001;46(4):153-4.
  4. Eddleston M, Senarathna L, Mohamed F, Buckley N, Juszczak E, Sheriff MH, Ariaratnam A, Rajapakse S, Warrell D, Rajakanthan K. Deaths due to absence of an  affordable antitoxin for plant poisoning. Lancet. 2003;27;362:1041-4.
  5. Ediriweera HW, Fernando SM, Jayasundera CI, Rajapakse S. Prevalence and control of risk factors in patients after acute coronary events. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2004;49:68-9,  Erratum in: Ceylon Med J. 2004 ;49(3)
  6. Rajapakse A, Rajapakse S, Playfer J. Age bias in clinical trials of Parkinson’s disease treatment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008;56:2353-4.
  7. Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Age bias in clinical trials in sepsis: How relevant  are guidelines to older people?. Journal of Critical Care. 2009;24:609-13
  8. Rajapakse S. Corticosteroids in the treatment of dengue illness. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 2009;103:122-6.
  9. Rajapakse S. Intravenous immunoglobulins in the treatment of dengue illness. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 2009:103;867-870
  10. Rajapakse S. Management of yellow oleander poisoning. Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia). 2009;47:206-12.
  11. Rajapakse S, Fernando SD, Gurusinghe S, Rubasinghe N. e-Learning in medical education: Guide supplement 32.6 – Practical application. Medical Teacher 2009; 31: 452–453
  12. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Kirthinanda D, Wijeratne S, Rajapakse A. The role of renal replacement therapy in sepsis induced acute renal failure. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation 2009; 31: 452–453
  13. Rajapakse S, Wijewickrema ES. Non-dialytic management of sepsis induced acute kidney injury. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation.  2009;20:975-83
  14. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Atypical Manifestations of Chikungunya infection. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 2010;104:89-96
  15. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Current status of HIV/AIDS in South Asia. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases. 2009;1:93-101
  16. Rajapakse S, Ranasinghe C, Rodrigo C. Corticosteroid therapy in dengue infection: opinions of non-specialist doctors in a tertiary care general medical setting in Sri Lanka. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases. 2010;2:199-200
  17. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Women and HIV; A look in to the non biological issues complicating the picture. Journal of Global Infectious diseases. 2010;2:15-27.
  18. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. HIV, women, and poverty. International Health, 2010;2:9-16
  19. Rodrigo C. Rajapakse S. Cannabis and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a review of clinical studies. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2010; 31:62-70
  20. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Selvachandran J. Management of acute coronary syndrome in a tertiary care general medical unit in Sri Lanka: how closely do we follow the guidelines? Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2010;35:421-7
  21. Rajapakse S, Haniffa R, Rodrigo C. Developing a clinically relevant classification to predict mortality in severe leptospirosis. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock 2010; 3:213-219
  22. Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo PC, Premaratne S, Adhikari M, Rajapakse S. An Audit on the Care of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Tertiary Care Medical Clinic in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. 2010;30:174
  23. Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle RD, Sheriff MHR. A two-year retrospective analysis of renal transplant patients in Sri Lanka.  Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation 2011;22(1):174-8.
  24. Rajapakse S. Dengue Shock. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock 2011;4:120-127
  25. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A, Adhikari M, Perera YS, Rajapakse S. Cognitive impairment and symptoms of depression among geriatric patients in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2010;52:284-285
  26. De Silva, S, Weerasinghe D, Maithripala C, Rajapakse A, Rajapakse S. Preliminary Audit on Early Identification and management of chronic kidney disease in adults in an acute general medical unit in Sri Lanka. Saudi Journal of Kidney Disease and Transplantation 2011;22:1285-8
  27. Rajapakse S, Abeynaike L, Wickremarathne T. Venlafaxine-associated serotonin syndrome causing severe rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure in a patient with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2010;30:620-2.
  28. Fernando SD, Herath S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Improving diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in resource limited health care. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2011;3:324-28
  29. Ibrahim S, Maithripala C, Horadagoda C, Rajapakse S. Characteristics and management patterns of patients admitted with fever and thrombocytopaenia to an acute general medical unit in Sri Lanka – a retrospective analysis. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2011;3: 203-205
  30. Rajapakse A, Rajapakse S, Sharma JC. Is investigating for carotid artery disease warranted in non-cortical lacunar infarction? Stroke 2011;42(1):217-20
  31. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Drug treatment of scrub typhus. Tropical Doctor 2011; 41(1):1-4.
  32. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Chemoprophylaxis in malaria: drugs, evidence of efficacy and costs. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2011;4:330-336
  33. Navinan R, WIjayaratne DR, Rajapakse S. Final year medical students’ perspectives regarding the curriculum in public health. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2011;36:268-74
  34. Gunaratna RI, Handunnetti S, Bulathsinghalage MRC, Somaratne P, Jayanaga A, De Silva HJ, Rajapakse S. Serum nitrite levels in Sri Lankan patients with Leptospirosis.  Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012;5:75-78.
  35. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Kidney disease in the elderly: A Sri Lankan perspective. Saudi J Kidney Diseases & Transplantation 2012. In Press
  36. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Scrub typhus: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012; 5:261-4.
  37. Rodrigo C, Navinan MR, Ranasinghe N, Wijayaratne DR, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Problematic internet behaviours among university students in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2012 Sep;5(3):275-6
  38. Rajapakse S, Navinan MR. Cardiac involvement in leptospirosis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2012;106:515-520
  39. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Isolated hypomagnesaemia in a patient treated with capecitabine. Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice 2013 Sep;19(3):254-6
  40. Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Fernando D, Rajapakse S. A meta-analysis of Magnesium for tetanus. Anaesthesia 2012 Dec;67(12):1370-4
  41. Kirkby K, Galappaththy GNL, Kurinczuk JJ, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Knowledge, attitudes and practices relevant for malaria elimination amongst resettled populations in a post-conflict district of northern Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2013 ;107(2):110-8
  42. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Weligepola R, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A prospective cohort study on the role of the non-specialist staff on preventing relapses and improving clinic attendance of patients with schizophrenia. Indian J Psychiatry. 2013:55;74-6
  43. Navinan MR, Rodrigo C, Fernando T, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S. Early warning scores: Do they predict mortality in practice?  Journal of Acute Medicine 2013; 3:31-2
  44. Rodrigo C, Fernando T, Samarakoon L, Dandeniya C, Wattegama M, Wanniarachchi N, Jayananda G, Rajapakse, S. Acute coronary events during alcohol withdrawal. Addiction 2013 Jan;108(1):222-3
  45. Fernando T, Samarakoon L, Rodrigo C, Navinan R, Constantine GR, Rajapakse S. Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic manifestations of cardiac involvement in leptospirosis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2013;107(7):457-9
  46. Rajapakse S. Allied health in-reach in the emergency department: does it reduce length of stay? International Journal of Clinical Practice 2013; 67: 807–10.
  47. Rajapakse S, Shivanthan MC, Rodrigo C, Samaranayake N, Fernando SD. Antibiotics for human toxoplasmosis – a systematic review of randomized trials. Pathogens and Global Health 2013;107(4):162-9
  48. Shivanthan MC, Rajapakse S. Magnesium for acute exacerbation of COPD: a systematic review of randomised trials. Annals of Thoracic Medicine 2014;9:2
  49. Shivanthan  MC, Arunakiri K, Wickramasinghe SI, Sumanasekera RDN, Jayasinghe S, Rajapakse S. Low uptake of Pap smear testing among medical clinic attendees in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional survey. International Health. 2014;6(2):138-43
  50. Fernando SD, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Semage S, Rajapakse S, Samaranayake N, Senanayake S, Premaratna RG. Educating the security forces, a high risk group in malaria elimination efforts; an example from Sri Lanka. International Health. 2014; 6(3):196-202.
  51. Rodrigo C ,De Silva NL, Goonaratne R, Samarasekara K, Wijesinghe I, Parthipan B,  Rajapakse S. High dose corticosteroids in severe leptospirosis: a systematic review.  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2014;108(12):743-50
  52. Rajapakse S. Thromboprophylaxis: striking a balance between undertreatment and overtreatment. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2015; 69(1):4-5
  53. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Gooneratne L. Rituximab in the treatment of autoimmune haemolyticanaemia. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2015;79(5):709-19
  54. Rajapakse S. Diagnosing and predicting outcome in leptospirosis: the need for clinically relevant basic sciences research. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2014;59(4):115-7
  55. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Balaji K, Fernando SD.  Atypical Manifestations of Leptospirosis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2015;109(5):294-302
  56. Fernando SD, Premaratne R, De Silva NL. Rajapakse S.  Challenges to malaria surveillance following elimination of indigenous transmission: findings from a hospital based study in rural Sri Lanka. International Health. 2015) 7 (5): 317-323
  57. Selvarajah M, Weeratunga P, Sivayoganathan S,  Ratnatunga N, Rajapakse S. Clinicopathological correlates of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Nephrology.  In press. Accepted 5th August 2015.
  58. Rajapakse S, Weeratunga P, Fernando N, Roshan NJ, Rodrigo C, de Silva HJ, Karunanayake L, Handunnetti SM. Clinical and laboratory associations of severity in a Sri Lankan cohort of patients with serologically confirmed leptospirosis – A prospective study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine 2015;109 (11): 710-716.
  59. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD. Tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;4:CD010458.
  60. Rajapakse S, Gnanajothi R, Lokunarangoda N, Lanerolle R. A kidney transplant patient on cyclosporine therapy presenting with dural venous  sinus thrombosis: a case report. Cases Journal 2009;2:9139.
  61. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gurusinghe J, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent students; a perspective from Sri Lanka. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health. 2010; 4:10
  62. Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gunawardana A, Maithripala C, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. A retrospective analysis of cannabis use in a cohort of mentally ill patients in Sri Lanka and its implications on policy development. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2010:8;5-16.
  63. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. The ‘antisocial’ person; an insight into biology, classification and current evidence on treatment. Annals of General Psychiatry. 2010:6;9-31.
  64. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Current evidence on the use of antifilarial agents in the management of Bancroftian filariasis. Journal of Tropical Medicine 2011;2011:175941
  65. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. The ‘hidden’ burden of malaria: cognitive impairment following infection. Malaria Journal 2010, 9:366
  66. Rodrigo C, Gamakaranage CSSK, Epa DS, Gnanathasan A, Rajapakse S. Hypothyroidism with two rare life threatening complications; acute kidney injury and paralytic ileus. Thyroid Research 2011;4(1):7
  67. Ranasinghe P, Perera YS, Lamabadusuriya DA, Kulatunga S, Jayawardana N, Rajapakse S, Katulanda P. Work-related complaints of arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers in an Asian country: prevalence and validation of a risk-factor questionnaire. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2011;12:68.
  68. Gamakaranage CS, Rodrigo C, Jayasinghe S, Rajapakse S. Hypokalemic paralysis associated with cystic disease of the kidney: case report. BMC Nephrology. 2011;12(1):16.
  69. Ranasinghe P, Perera YS, Lamabadusuriya DA, Kulatunga S, Jayawardana N, Rajapakse  S, Katulanda P. Work related complaints of neck, shoulder and arm among computer office workers: a cross-s ectional evaluation of prevalence and risk factors in a developing country. Environmental Health 2011, 10:70
  70. Fernando SD, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Primaquine in vivax malaria: an update and review on management issues. Malaria Journal 2011;10:351.
  71. Fernando JI, Rajapakse S, for the Critical Care Study Group, Sri Lanka. Current status of intensive care services in Sri Lanka: an observational study. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2012;2:11-6.
  72. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Treatment of Dengue Fever. Infection and Drug Resistance 2012;5:103-112
  73. Rodrigo C, Weerasinghe S, Jeevagan V, Rajapakse S, Constantine C. Addressing the relationship between cardiac hypertrophy and ischaemic stroke: An observational study. International Archives of Medicine. 2012 Dec 15;5(1):32.
  74. Rodrigo C, Fernando T, Rajapakse S, De Silva V, Hanwella R. Caregiver strain and symptoms of depression among principal caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 2013 Jan 9;7(1):2
  75. Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Learning styles and approaches to learning among medical undergraduates and postgraduates. BMC Medical Education. 2013 Mar 25;13(1):42.
  76. Kalugalage T, Rodrigo C, Vithanage T, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Handunnetti S, Rajapakse S. Low serum total nitrite and nitrate levels in severe leptospirosis. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:206
  77. Rodrigo C, Fernando D, Rajapakse S. Pharmacological management of tetanus; an evidence based review. Critical Care. 2014, 18:217
  78. Ranasinghe HM, Ranasinghe N, Rodrigo C, Seneviratne SRDeA, Rajapakse S. Awareness of breast cancer among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a school based study. BMC Public Health 2013;13:1209
  79. Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Gunaratne R, Rajapakse S, de Silva VA, Hanwella R. Lower estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients on long term lithium: a comparative study and a meta-analysis of literature. BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:4
  80. Chang T, De Alwis JS, Samarasekara N, Rajapakse S. Cerebral infarction three weeks after intravenous immunoglobulin for Miller Fisher syndrome: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2014; 8(1):100
  81. Shivanthan MC, Rajapakse S. Dengue and Calcium. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. In press.
  82. Withana M, Rodrigo C, Chang T, Karunanayake P, Rajapakse S. Dengue fever presenting with acute cerebellitis: a case report. BMC Research Notes. 2014;7(1):125
  83. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Maduranga S, Rajapakse AC. Corticosteroids in the treatment of dengue shock syndrome. Infection and Drug Resistance. 2014; 7:137-43
  84. De Silva NL, Damayanthi H, Rajapakse AC, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S.  Leukotriene receptor antagonists for chronic urticaria: a systematic review. Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014; 10(1):24
  85. Wijewickrama ES, Ratnayake GM, Wickremaratne C, Sheriff MHR, Rajapakse S. Incidences and clinical outcomes of acute kidney injury in ICU: a prospective observational study in Sri Lanka BMC Research Notes.2014; 7(1):305.
  86. De Silva NL, Niloofa MJR, Fernando N, Karunanayake L,  Rodrigo C, de Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Handunnetti SM, Rajapakse S. Changes in full blood count parameters in leptospirosis: a prospective study. International Archives of Medicine. 2014, 7:31
  87. Shivanthan MC, Yudishdran J, Navinan R, Rajapakse S. Hump-nosed viper bite: an important but under-recognized cause of systemic envenoming. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins 2014;20:24.
  88. Constantine GR,  Rajapakse S,  Ranasinghe P, Parththipan B, Wijewickrama A, Jayawardana P. Hypocalcemia is associated with disease severity in patients with dengue. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 2014;8(9):1205-9
  89. Fernando SD, De Silva NL, Ackers I, Abeysinghe R, Wijeyaratne P, Rajapakse S. Patient satisfaction and uptake of private-sector run malaria diagnosis clinics in a post-conflict district in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):641
  90. Withana MR, Rodrigo C, Shivanthan MC, Warnakulasooriya S, Wimalachandra M, Gooneratne L, Rajapakse S. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome with acanthocytosis splenic and retroperitoneal lymphangioma: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2014; 8:390.
  91. Gunawardena MDV, Rajapakse S, Herath J, Amarasena N. Myocardial infarction following cannabis induced coronary vasospasm. BMJ Case Reports. 2014: doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207020
  92. Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Handunnetti SM, Fernando S. Current immunological and molecular tools for leptospirosis: diagnostics, vaccine design, and biomarkers for predicting severity. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 2015;14(1):2.
  93. de Silva NL, Samarasekara K, Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Why do doctors emigrate from Sri Lanka? A survey of medical undergraduates and new graduates. BMC Research Notes. 2014 7:918
  94. Shivanthan MC, Constantine GR, Rajapakse S.  Cardiac Manifestations of Dengue. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 2015:15;9(4):338-46
  95. Eugene EJ, Handunnetti SM, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, De Silva HJ, Rajapakse S. Evaluation of two immunodiagnostic tests for early rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: a preliminary study. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15(1):319
  96. Niloofa, MJR, Fernando TRGN, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, Premawansa S, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. Diagnosis of Leptospirosis: Comparison between Microscopic Agglutination Test, IgM ELISA and IgM Rapid Immunochromatography Test. PLOS One 2015;10(6): e0129236
  97. Rajapakse S, Weeratunga P, Fernando TRGN, Roshan MJR, Rodrigo C, De Silva NL, De silva HJ, Karunanayake L, Handunnetti, SM.  A diagnostic scoring model for leptospirosis in resource limited settings – a prospective study.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  In press. Accepted 14th February 2016.
  98. Rajapakse S, Wijewickrema ES, Rodrigo C. ICU management of sepsis induced acute kidney injury. Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care 2009;1:3-8
  99. Gunawardane S, Koggalage R, Rodrigo R, Rajapakse S. A computer-based patient alert and decision support system.  Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care 2009;1:12-15
  100. Haniffa R, Ariyaratne H, Fernando S, Rajapakse S. Initial Management Of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia In A Tertiary Hospital In Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care 2009;1:32-34
  101. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Parallel Researching with Online Collaboration (PROC); a new, low cost model for multicenter multinational research. Biodiscovery 2012; 2: 3
  102. Navinan MR, Wijayaratne DR, Rajapakse S. Student perceptions of the behavioural sciences curriculum in a medical college in Sri Lanka. Education in Medicine. 2014;6:e35
  103. Shivanthan MC, Rajapakse S. Azithromycin – an effective drug in the treatment of Scrub Typhus. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2014;3:35
  104. Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Delirium; pathophysiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and management. Journal of Symptoms and Signs  2012;1:45-52
  105. Samarakoon L, Rodrigo C, Corea E, Rajapakse S, Perera KS. Meliodosis – rare cause for multiple visceral abscesses – A case report. Journal of symptoms and signs 2014;3:317-319
  106. Sheriff R, Gunatillake W, Rajapakse S.  Organ Failure – from Misery to excellence.  Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2000;33:14-22
  107. Rajapakse S, Sheriff R et al.  Guidelines for the management of Yellow Oleander poisoning. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2001; 34: 20-22
  108. Rajapakse S, Lee KH. Corticosteroid in Severe Sepsis. Inspiration 2002;8:2-4
  109. Rajapakse S, Lee KH. Literature review Inspiration 2002; 2002;8:15-19
  110. Rajapakse S, Lee KH. Current evidence-based management of severe sepsis. Medical Progress 2003;30:47-56
  111. Rajapakse S, Maithripala C, Weerasinghe D, Ibrahim S, Rajapakse A. Disease patterns and care of elderly patients in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Gerontology 2012;3: 351–366
  112. Rodrigo C, Perera YS, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S, Rajapakse A. Characteristics of older patients admitted to a tertiary care general medical unit in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Gerontology 2010;24:139-149
  113. Ratnamalala NK, Rajapakse S. Acute kidney injury – improving outcomes with early risk assessment and intervention. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2014, 44, 22-27

Abstracts at scientific conferences

  • Rajapakse S, De Abrew K, Angunawela P, Sripathy K, Sheriff MHR. Serum Cholesterol levels in the Nephrotic Syndrome. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 1994
  • Rajapakse S, Rajakanthan K, Atukorale DP et al. Susceptibility of young and early middle aged smokers for acute anterior myocardial infarction. Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1996
  • Ilangasinghe A, Rajapakse S, Perera J, Seneviratne HR. Urinary tract infections in pregnancy – clinical manifestations, aetiology and treatment. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists 6th academic sessions December 1996
  • Rajakanthan K, Tennakoon R, Santaraj W, Rajapakse S, Atukorale DP et al. Major cardiac complications and fatality among refractory unstable angina patients: comparison with patients with acute MI. . Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1996
  • Indrakumar J, Mujaheit MI, Rajapakse S, Sheriff MHR et al. The use of low molecular weight heparin in haemodialysis. Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 1996.
  • Rajapakse S, Eddleston M, Warrell DW, Sheriff MHR et al. Digoxin Fab antibodies in the treatment of yellow oleander poisoning-a randomized controlled trial. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 1998.
  • Eddleston M, Rajapakse S, Rajakanthan, et al. Anti-digoxin antibodies reverse the cardiotoxic effects of acute yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) poisoning — a randomised controlled trial. Q J Med 1998; 91:778
  • Constantine GR, Rajapakse S, Hewamanna S, Sheriff MHR. Incidence of cough in patients on ACE inhibitors. Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2000
  • Mendis S, Widyaratne T, Rajapakse S, Jayasinghe S. The Prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Sri Lanka: Preliminary Report from a Database of Community Surveys. 113th Anniversary academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2000.
  • Sheriff MHR, Rajapakse S, Angunawela P et al. A retrospective study of 252 renal biopsies. Poster Presentation. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2001
  • Ediriweera H, Fernando S, Jayasundara C, Rajapakse S. Risk factor modification after myocardial infarction. Peradeniya Medical Faculty Annual Academic Sessions 2002.
  • Ediriweera H, Fernando S, Jayasundara C, Rajapakse S. Risk factor modification after myocardial infarction. Poster presentation, Sri Lanka Medical Association annual academic sessions 2003.
  • Ariyaratne H, Haniffa R, Fernando SSD, Rajapakse S. A study of the treatment of community acquired pneumonia in a tertiary hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Medical Association annual academic sessions 2004.
  • Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle RD, Sheriff MHR.A retrospective analytical study of renal transplant patients. Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Academic Sessions 2009
  • Rodrigo C, Selvachandran J, Rajapakse S. Management of acute coronary syndrome in an acute general medical ward (Poster). Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Academic Sessions 2009
  • Gunawardane S, Koggalage R, Rodrigo R, Rajapakse S. A patient alert and decision support system. International Conference on Advancements in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA) 2009
  • Weerasinghe D, De Silva S, Maithripala C, Rajapakse S. Audit of prevention of CKD in a general medical unit in Sri Lanka. Poster. NUTS of SAARC 2009 Academic Sessions.
  • Ibrahim S, Maithripala C, Horadagoda C, Rajapakse S. Characteristics and management patterns of patients admitted with fever and thrombocytopaenia to an acute general medical unit in Sri Lanka – a restrospective analysis. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2010
  • Ranasinghe P, Perera KYS, Lamabadusuriya DA, Jayawardana MANAAD, Kulatunga AVS, Parththipan B, Samalai K, Rajapakse S, Katulanda P. Prevalence of complaints of arm, neck and shoulders among computer office workers in Sri Lanka and validation of a Sinhalese risk factor questionnaire. Ceylon Medical Journal 2010;55:supp 1:PP 29
  • Gunaratne R, De Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti S. Serum nitrite Levels in Sri Lankan patients with Leptospirosis. IBMBB Annual Sessions 2010.
  • Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. International forum on quality and safety in health care, Nice, France 2010
  • Kalugalage TL, Vithanage TDP, Somaratne P, De Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti S. Studies on Serum NOx levels in Sri Lankan patients with Leptospirosis. Poster. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Colombo. May 2011.
  • AMNL de Silva, P Wijetunga, S Rajapakse. Sri Lankan research output in global context, where do we stand? Poster. SLMA annual academic sessions 2013
  • Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Retrospective analytical study of renal transplants over a period of two years. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2009;54:S1:16
  • Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Selvachandran J. A prospective study on management of acute coronary syndrome in university medical unit, Colombo. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2009;54:S1:51
  • Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2009
  • Rodrigo C, Sheriff R, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Retrospective analytical study of renal transplants over a period of two years. Proceedings of the 7th conference of nephrology, urology and transplant society of the SAARC countries, Colombo 2009
  • Ranasinghe CC, Rodrigo C, Premaratne S, Adhikari AMMC, Rajapakse S. An audit on care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka. International forum on quality and safety in health care, Nice, France 2010
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Rajapakse S. A cross sectional screening for symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent school children. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2010;55:S1:21
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Maitripala C, Rajapakse S. Morbidity of cannabis use in a cohort of psychiatry patients in Sri Lanka: a retrospective analysis. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2010;55:S1:55
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Weligepola R, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A prospective cohort study on the role of the non specialist staff on preventing relapses and improving clinic attendance of patients with schizophrenia. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2010
  • Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. High default rates for treatment of depression in the periphery. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2011.
  • Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Ranasinghe N, Navinan R, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Problematic internet behaviours and gender differences of internet use among university students in Sri Lanka. International conference and exhibition on addiction therapy and research. Las Vegas. USA. 2012
  • Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Rajapakse S, Lanerolle R, Sheriff MHR. Kidney disease in the elderly: A Sri Lankan perspective. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2012;57:103
  • Prasanna N, Goonaratne LV, Wimalachandra BCM, Herath HMJP, Perera MD, Suriyamudalige DP, Kolambage KSJ, Soysa SSBDP, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Aspirin resistance among Sri Lankan patients. Ceylon Med J. 2012;57:47
  • Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study on comparison of rapid immunodiagnostics for confirmation of leptospirosis. Ceylon Med J. 2012;57:149
  • Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study comparing two rapid immunodiagnostic tests with the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the detection of leptospira antibodies. Proceedings of the 6th biennial scientific sessions of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka. June 2012
  • Eugene EJ, Wickramasinghe SA, Kalugalage TL, Rodrigo C, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Somaratne P, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunnetti SM. A pilot study on comparison of rapid immunodiagnostics for confirmation of leptospirosis. Proceedings of the University of Colombo research symposium. 2012
  • Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the University of Colombo research symposium. 2012
  • Rodrigo C, Wijayaratne D, Ranasinghe N, Navinan R, Rajapakse S, Fernando SD. Problematic internet behaviours among university students; a cross sectional survey. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2012
  • Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2012
  • Samarakoon L, Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Do learning styles and approaches to learning differ among medical undergraduates and post graduates?. Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore. 2013
  • Niloofa MJR, Fernando GTG, Thewarajah W, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Diagnosis of leptospirosis; confirmed vs. probable cases of leptospirosis and importance of tested paired serum samples. Proceedings of the Medical Research Institute Research day. Colombo. 2012
  • Prasanna N, Goonaratne LV, Wimalachandra BCM, Herath HMJP, Perera MD, Suriyamudalige DP, Kolambage KSJ, Soysa SSBDP, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse S. Aspirin resistance among Sri Lankan patients. Proceedings of the Medical Research Institute Research day. Colombo. 2012
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gunawardana A, Maithripala C, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Does cannabis use increase the risk of schizophrenia; a retrospective analysis of a psychiatrically ill population in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Gurusinghe J, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression among Sri Lankan adolescents. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. A low cost intervention of using non specialist staff in preventing relapses of schizophrenia. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance. Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013
  • Fernando T, Rodrigo C, Samarakoon L, Navinan R, Dandeniya C, Constantine GR, Rajapakse S. Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic manifestations of cardiac involvement in leptospirosis. Ceylon Med J. 2013
  • Niloofa MJR, Fernando T, Fernando TRGN, Wolttan T, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Laboratory confirmation of leptospirosis: comparison between microscopic agglutination test and IgM rapid test Leptocheck WB. Proceedings of the sixth annual scientific sessions of the Institute of biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Colombo. 2013
  • Fernando TRGN, Niloofa MJR, Fernando T, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Low serum nitrite and anti-oxidant capacity in severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the sixth annual scientific sessions of the Institute of biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Colombo. 2013
  • Wolttan T, Fernando T, Niloofa MJR, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Determination of serum lipid peroxide and NOx level in severe leptospirosis patients in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the sixth annual scientific sessions of the Institute of biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Colombo. 2013
  • Fernando TRGN, Handunnetti SM, Niloofa MJR, Fernando GTG, De Silva NL, Wijerathne PPB, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, Wickremesinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, De Silva HJ, Wickremesinghe AR, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S. Rapid detection of severe leptospirosis using a simple cost-effective method. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2013
  • De Silva NL, Niloofa MJR, Fernando TRGN, Fernando GTG, Rodrigo C, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Handunetti SM, Rajapakse S. Change of haematological parameters in leptospirosis. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Ceylon College of Physicians. Colombo. 2013
  • Fernando TRGN, Niloofa MJR, Fernando T, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Increased oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis. Proceedings of the annual research symposium, University of Colombo. 2013
  • Niloofa MJR, Fernando T, Fernando TRGN, Wolttan T, De Silva NL, Rodrigo C, Wicramasinghe H, Dikmadugoda N, Premawansa G, Karunanayake L, De Silva HJ, Premawansa S, Rajapakse S, Handunetti S. Laboratory confirmation of leptospirosis: comparison between microscopic agglutination test and IgM rapid test Leptocheck WB. Proceedings of the annual research symposium, University of Colombo. 2013
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Jayananda G, Rajapakse S. Symptoms of anxiety and depression among Sri Lankan adolescents. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  • Rodrigo C, Welgama S, Wijeratne T, Rajapakse S, Jayananda G. A low cost intervention of using non specialist staff in preventing relapses of schizophrenia. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  • Rodrigo C, Fernando T, de Silva V, Hanwella R, Rajapakse S. Caregiver strain and depression among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 22nd European Psychiatry Association Congress. Munich, Germany. 2014
  • Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Gunaratne R, Rajapakse S. de Silva VA, Hanwella R. Lower estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients on long term Lithium. A comparative study. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sessions. Colombo. Ceylon Med J. 2014.
  • Sumathipala D, Rodrigo C, Banu S, Rajapakse S. Effect of using English as the medium of instruction on the academic performance of first year medical undergraduates. Proceedings of the 9th Annual conference of the Sri Lanka Association for improving higher education effectiveness. Colombo. 2014
  • TRGN Fernando, S Rajapakse, S Premawansa, HJ De Silva, AR Wickremesinghe, SM Handunnetti, (2013) High serum nitrite levels as a prognostic marker for severe leptospirosis, 69th Annual scientific sessions of Sri Lankan Association for the Advancement of Science.

Books

  • Rajapakse S. Handbook of Critical Care 2009. ISBN: 978-955-51749-0-9
  • Rajapakse S, Adikari M, Rodrigo PC.  Case studies in critical care 2009. ISBN: 978-955-51749-2-3
  • Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C. HIV and Women. ISBN:978-955-51749-1-6
  • Rajapakse S, Fernando SD, Rodrigo C. Update on four tropical infectious diseases
  • Rajapakse S. MCQs in Cardiovascular Medicine.
  • Book Chapter: Chapter 1, in “Mind your Heart-A guide to a heart friendly healthy life style” by Shyam Fernando. ISBN 955-599287-7
  • Developing E-Learning Material.
  • Constantine GR, Rajapakse S, Sheriff R, Editors. Postgraduate Companion in General Medicine Vol 1 and 2. Ceylon College of Physicians
  • Rajapakse S, Editor. National Hypertension Guidelines – Sri Lanka 2003

  Multimedia Publications

  • Rajapakse S, Fernando SD, OSCE in Medicine (ISBN:978-955-51983-2-5). Virtual Learning Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
  • Fernando SD, Rajapakse S, Rubasinghe N. Lymphatic filariasis – Interactive CD. (ISBN:978-955-5067-4-4). Virtual Learning Centre & Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rubasinghe N. Interactive critical care. CD ROM. (ISBN: 978-955-51749-2-3)
  • Rajapakse S. Sepsis- an interactive CD-ROM. (ISBN:978-955-51983-3-2)
  • Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Clinical Cases in Parasitology – Interactive CD ROM (ISBN:978-955-51983-6-3).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate

  • Actively involved in the various teaching activities of the integrated problem based curriculum of the Medical Faculty
  • The integrated curriculum has four Streams; Clinical Stream, Applied Sciences Stream, Behavioral Stream, Community Stream
  • Bedside clinical teaching of small groups: Average 12 hours of student contact per week
  • Preparing and conducting lectures, interactive learning sessions
  • Facilitating small group teaching activities; Problem-Based Learning (PBL) sessions, Small Group Discussions (SGDs)
  • Preparation learning / teaching material, triggers for problem based sessions
  • Preparation of Fixed Learning Modules
  • Experience in teaching medical students on ethical principles, breaking bad news, communication skills
  • Training of medical students on a variety of clinical skills:  procedures, resuscitation etc
  • Development of interactive multimedia virtual learning modules
  • Organizing and conducting written, clinical, oral and practical (OSCE and OSPE) examinations
  • Setting of examination questions for undergraduate medical examinations in the Faculty of Medicine, the all-university common ranking examination for appointment of intern medical officers, and the qualifying examination for overseas qualified doctors

Postgraduate

  • Trainer for the MD Medicine Training program. Responsible for clinical training and supervision of Registrars, Senior Registrars in General Internal Medicine primarily, with contributions to training of Hematology, Nephrology, Anesthesiology trainees, and candidates following Diploma in Family Medicine course. Average of 3-4 registrars and 2-3 senior registrars (post MD) at a time
  • Coordinator, Research programme for MD Medicine trainees, National Hospital, Colombo 2008-2009
  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor for foundation and core-medical training, UK
  • Examiner at the MRCP(UK) PACES examination

 

Supervised Projects

  • MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology research component – IBMBB – Dr Rohini Gunaratne. Serum nitrite levels in Leptospirosis – 2009
  • MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology research component – IBMBB – Ms Thilini Kalugalage -2010
  • MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology research component – IBMBB-  Ms Egwin Julie Eugene – 2011
  • MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology research component – Ms Shalini A Wickremesinghe
  • PhD in Immunology – Ms Narmada Fernando PhD in Immunology – Ms MJR Niloofa PhD – Mr Krishan Balaji