Awards and Orations


  • 2004
    Sir Nicholas Attygalle Award – HER family revisited: MDS Lokuhetti, AH Sheriffdeen, MW Gunathunga, HDP Gunawardhana and MAM Wijayaratne , Annual Scientifc Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2004 Minutes of the 244th meeting of the Faculty Board


  • Creating a mentally healthy nation: multiple ripples approach. Invited lecture in Symposium on  creating mentally healthy nation. Annual Scientific Sessions 2013 21-24th September 2013.
  • Meditation: an uncharted research tool with multidisciplinary clinical and behavioral applications. Keynote address, International conference on holistic medicine. University of Colombo 17-18 November 2012.
  • Contemplative neuroscience and health. Invited lecture presented in the a seminar organized by the journal club of the Dept of Community Medicine on the 14th of February 2008.
  • “Mental Health Mental illness and the mechanism of the mind”- Guest lecture– young Community Physician Forum 09/05/2007
  • Status of induced abortion in Sri Lanka. Satellite workshop on ISOM (International Symposium on Obstetric Medicine) 28/09/2007
  • Drive your mind and body towards good health and success invited lecture  “inco-2006 Industrial exhibition and trade fair, Sirimawo Bandaranaike International Exhibition Centre, BMICH 23-25th June 2006  
  • Interactive session on “feel good” invited lecture for selected employees of MAS Holdings 17th Jan. 2006 at Thilanka Hotel, Kanday. (Healthy lifestyles, dealing with anger, craving, stress with a session of concentration meditation)
  • Lecture on “healthy mind in healthy body” guest lecture for new entrants to the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo.
  • Interactive session on “Abhimanawath Yuwathiya ( the smart woman) for selected employees of MAS Holdings 19th Feb. 2006 at  Horana.(healthy lifestyles, dealing with anger, craving, stress with a session of concentration meditation)
  • Invited Lecture on “how mind can conquer diabetes mellitus” for teacher trainers in National Institute of Education (NIE) Maharagam, Sri Lanka on the 2nd of March 2006.
  • Lecture on learning skills and life goals for students of years 8-12 in Davisamara Maha Vidyalaya, Seeduwa Sri Lanka.
  • Lecture on “Demonstrating professionalism in the ward” for doctors who take up internship organized by the GMOA and the Ministry of Health 13-16  November 2014 in Colombo.