Research & Grants

Research Interests

  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Thrombophilia

Research Grants

  • [2016] National Science Foundation – Research Programme on Health Science – 2016/2017. Grant No. RPHS/2016/C 04SLR. 4,000,000/-. Project Title: Biomarker Discovery in Haematology – Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Principal Investigator. Co-investigators – Neththikumara NF, Prof. V.H.W. Dissanayake and W.M.M.S.Bandara and A.J.I.S.Rathnayake (PhD students)
  • [2016] University Small research grants – 2016. Grant No. AP/3/2/2016/SG/12. Amount – SLR 500,000/-. Project Title: Comparative study of histology, pluripotent marker expression and 3 cell culture characteristics of foetal membranes in gestational diabetes (GDM) and normal pregnancies. Principal Investigator. Co-investigators – Dr. D. Hettiarachchi and Prof. V.H.W. Dissanayake
  • [2013] University Grants Commission – Innovative research Grants – 2013. SLR 32, 000,000/-. Two projects were funded by the grant. Project Titles: Molecular, cytogenetic, gene expression and epigenetic profiles of haematopoietic stem cells of patients with Myelodysplastic syndrome in a Sri Lankan population” and “Molecular characterization of Mesenchymal stem cells of patients with Myelodysplastic syndrome in a Sri Lankan population”. (Co- Investigator). W.M.M.S.Bandara and A.J.I.S.Rathnayake (PhD students). Co-supervised with Prof. V.H.W. Dissanayake