• Participated in the National Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology;   held at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and  Research, Chandigarh, India: 9th to 14th February 1998
  • Participated in a training programme on “Organising, equipping  and functioning of a Clinical Skills Laboratory at Adelaide University, Australia: 14th to 25th May 2001
  • Participated in a regional meeting of drug information services activity.  8th – 12th May 2007 in Chennai, India. Presentation on “Drug information Centre services in Sri Lanka” on 8th May 2007 in Chennai,India.
  • Participated at the 2nd Diabetes Asia Study Group Conference. 26th -27th March 2010, Doha – State of Qatar.
  • Participation of Prof. Kusum De Abrew- World Diabetes Congress of the IDF, 2nd-6th December 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Participated in the Regional Meeting on strengthening NCD civil society organizations, 9-10 July 2015, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi.

University of Colombo

  • Member of senate – since 2006

 Services to Ceylon Medical College Council (CMCC)

  • Examiner of portfolio and viva voce of internal pharmacists.
  • As an examiner of the External Pharmacy programme viva voce examination for certification of Pharmacists for private sector
  • As a lecturer for internal Pharmacy programme and as an examiner for internal Pharmacists examinations
  • Member as the Head of Department of Pharmacology at CMCC meetings 2010/2011

Past Positions Held In Professional Associations/Organisations


  • 1. Honorary Assistant Secretary, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1993
  • 2. Honorary Joint Secretary, Ceylon College of Physicians, 1994
  • 3. Honorary Secretary, Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka , 1998 and 1999
  • 4. Secretary to the Sri Lanka Medical Association Sub Committee to promote rational use
  • of drugs, October 1996 to November 1999
  • 5. Vice President, Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka, 2003 to date

Sri Lanka Medical Association

  • Honorary Assistant Secretary Sri Lanka Medical Association 1993
  • Training of Medical officers of Colombo Municipal Dispensary Clinics on Oral antidiabetic medicines and Insulin Therapy, NIROGI Lanka project of Diabetes Prevention Task Force 4th , 5th 11th and 12th of November 2009.
  • Training of Nursing officers on Oral antidiabetic Medicines and Insulin Therapy, NIROGI  Lanka project of Diabetes Prevention Task Force 20th November 2009.
  • Training of General Practitioners on Oral antidiabetic Medicines and Insulin Therapy, NIROGI Lanka project, Diabetes Prevention Task Force 22ND November and 21st February 2010.

Ceylon College of Physicians

  • Honorary Joint Secretary, Ceylon College of Physicians 1994
  • Course co-ordinatior of the critical care medicine series organised by the Ceylon College of Physicians 1994.
  • Conducted the MCQs in Clinical Pharmacology in 1995, 1997 and 2002 for MD in Part I Course conducted by the Ceylon College of Physicians.

Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Evaluation of Scientific abstracts submitted for presentation; for annual sessions.

Ministry of Health

  •  Lectures for Post basic nurses,School of Nursing Colombo, from 1994 to 2000

 Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

  • Clinical examiner in Medicine final MBBS examination, faculty of Medicine Colombo since 1996
  • Convenor of the Neurology Module for 2 years 1997 to 1998
  • Chairperson of the Neurology Module for 3 years, 1999 to 2001
  • Secretary of the Research and Higher Degrees Standing Committee of the Faculty 2 1/2 years, from 1997.
  • Chairperson of the Clinical Skills Laboratory, July 2001 to August 2003
  • Treasurer, Audio Visual Unit of the Faculty from July 1999 – 2002.
  • Social Secretary, Faculty of Medicine Teachers Association 1997.
  • A Person in Charge of the IRQUE project C2A1 on “Improving Trilingual Capabilities of students and staff of the Faculty, 2004 to 2010.

 Other Contributions

  • Coordination of preparation of a video on “Gait disorders”
  • Preparation of a audio visual teaching material on “speech disorders”.  This has been in use for student teaching since 1998.
  • Preparation of Video on Examination of the Nervous  system in 1997.

International/ Regional conferences/ meetings/ Workshops Attended

  • World Diabetes Congrees 2nd to 6th December 2013 Melbourne, Australia.
  • 15th Ottawa Conference on assement of competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions Kuala-Lumpur Convention center, Malaysia. 9 to 13 March 2012.
  • Mentor Mentee Training, held at the International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. 25th May 2012.
  • 9th Asia Pacific Medical Educiation Conference (APMES), Singapore. 13th-14th January 2012.
  • Making Teaching and Learing More Effective, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. 26th November 2011.
  • Teaching Professionalism and Ethics in Medical Schools,  International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. 18th November 2011
  • Teaching Patient Safety,  International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. 8th November 2011.
  • Clinical Epidemiology Seminar,  International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. 5th November 2011.
  • International Global Health Conference , Faculty of Medicine, Universiti of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 5th June 2010.
  • 2nd DASG International Conference, Secondary Prevention in Diabetes, Doha. 26th-27th March 2010.
  • 35th Annual Academic Sessions, Mind Body and Soul in Family Practice, Pre-Congress Workshop “Update on Diabetes”. 4th October 2009.
  • International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools; held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka: 31st June to 3rd July 2002
  • Diabetes in Asia 2002; Colombo, Sri Lanka: 6th to 7th June 2002
  • 3rd International Congress of the Nephrology, Urology &  Transplantation Society of SAARC Countries, Colombo, Sri  Lanka: 18th to 21st  February 1999
  • Mid-term Regional Council Meeting of the International Diabetes Federation in Mumbai on 25th and 26th March 1999, as the Secretary of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka.
  • The International Medical Congress; University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka29th July to 2nd August 1992
  • First International Congress on Transplantation in developing countries, Singapore:  29th April to 3rd May 1992
  • The British Council Course N 863, Diabetic control and complications; an interactive workshop  London: 12th to 18thFebruary  1989

Clinical Appointments held

  • Post Graduate Senior Registrar in Medicine University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka from 2/1993 to 2/1994
  • Post Graduate Registrar Rotations in medical specialties (Special appointment in Cardiology, Neurology and Chest medicine) 2/1992 to 2/1993
  • Post Graduate Registrar in Medicine University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka from 9/1991 to 2/1992
  •  Overseas clinical attachment at St John’s Hospital at Howen, Edinburgh: for three month from 3/1991, gained experience in respiratory medicine, cardiology, neurology and rheumatology.
  • Registrar in Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo on secondment. Workplace: National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 9/1989 to 9/1991
  •  Medical Officer in Rheumatology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 9/1986 to 9/1989
  •  Medical Officer in Diabetic Clinic, Outpatient Department, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 5/1986 to 9/1986
  •  Medical Officer Neurology, Neurology Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 4/1986 to 5/1986
  •   Medical Officer in ENT, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 12/1985 to 4/1986
  •   Medical Officer Neurology, Neurology Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 9/1985 to 12/1985
  •  Medical Officer, Central Blood Bank, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 7/1979 to 7/1981
  • Post Intern House Officer Pediatric Surgery, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children. From 4/1979 to 6/1979
  •  Intern House Officer, Castle Street Hospital for Women, Colombo. From 9/1978 to 3/1979
  •  Intern House Officer in Medicine, National Hospital of Sri Lanka. From 3/1978 to 9/1978

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM)/ Other Universities

  • Member – Board of study Anaesthesia 3/1998 to 5/2000
  • Visiting lecturer (PGIM);
    • Diploma in General dental practices 1997 to 2001
    • MD part one oncology 2007 to 2010
    • MSc Community medicine 2010, 2013
    • MD Community medicine 2013
  • Visiting Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Galle 1994
  • Examiner in Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine Ragama.
  • Examiner Diploma in Pharmacy examination – 1996 – 2008
  • Examiner for dissertations submitted for diploma in Pharmacy programme

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