National

1. Perera GLRS, Wijayaratne LS, Senarath U, Dissanayake PH, Karunanayake AL,Dissanayake VHW. Association between pain and disability in patients with chronic
mechanical low back pain. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 131).

2. Sirisena UND, Mandawala DEN, Herath HMP, Dissanayake VHW. The pattern of KRAS mutations in Sri Lankan patients with colorectal cancer. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 146).

3. Sirisena UND, Abeysekara AAGS, Dissanayake VHW. Initial experience in implementation of a cancer gene panel test to determine the aetiology of breast cancer in Sri Lanka. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 167).

4. Wijerathne HGPK, Malalasekera AP, Sirisena UND, Kumaraguru K, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Chromosomal abnormalities in a cohort of infertile men in Colombo. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 213).

5. Weerapperuma KND, Dissanayke MM, Irugalbandara D, Dissanayake VHW. Genetic eye disorders present in a pediatric eye unit in Sri Lanka. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 231).

6. Weerapperuma KND, Dissanayke MM, Wewalwala D, Dissanayake VHW. Two presentations of a rare genetic disorder: Waardenburg Syndrome. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 6-8, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, 232).

2014

1.    Kidnapillai S, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Validation of a multiplex Tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system (T-ARMS) PCR Assay to Genotype APOE Alleles. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p133)

2.    Godapitiya IUH, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Validation of a novel genotyping assay for CYP2C9, CYP4F2 and GGCX polymorphisms to predict warfarin  maintenance dose. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p135)

3.    Jayawardana SMA, Wetthasinghe TK, Sumathipala D, Goonasekera HWW, Dissanayake VHW. Phenotypic characteristics of a cohort of patients with –a3.7 and –a4.2 deletions. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p137)

4.    Gunathilake KMD, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Determination of frequency of HLA-B*1502 allele carriers in a cohort of Sri Lankans by HLA-B*1502 sequence specific polymerase chain reaction. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p138-9)

5.    Galena GH, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Haplotypes of Heparin Binding Epidermal Growth Factor (HBEGF) gene and its association with birth weight of Sinhalese mothers. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p140-1)

6.    Senaratne LDS, Oye AM, Selmer KK, Wanigasinghe J, Sumathipala DS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical evaluation and genetic study of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex in a cohort of Sri Lankan Children. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p142)

7.    Kulathunga LAN, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Implementation of an Allele Specific Amplification Refractory Mutation System Polymerase Chain Reaction (AS-ARMS-PCR). University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p144-5)

8.    Wanigasekara T, Liyanage U, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekera RW.  A study of skeletal dysplasia in a selected cohort of Sri Lankan Patients. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p154)

9.    Dissanayake NDW, Sirisena ND, Sumathipala D, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical characterization of a cohort of Sri Lankan families with inherited cancer syndromes. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p172)

10.    Godapitiya IUH, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Validation of a tetra primer amplification refractory mutation system polymerase chain reaction genotyping assay for cyp2c19*2 and cyp2c19*17 polymorphisms. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p174)

11.    Somadasa PKDCT, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of a new assay for genotyping pharmocogenomicaly important Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP 2D6) gene variants. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p176)

12.    Weerapperuma KND, Lasheetha D, Kariyawasam KWJC, Dissanayake VHW, X linked severe combined immunodeficiency mutations reported in Sri Lanka. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p180)

13.    Weerapperuma KND, Dissanayake MM, Irugalbandara D, Abeysekera H,
Amarasinghe B, Wewalwala D, Wijayasiriwardana W, Dissanayake VHW.
Phenotypes of genetic eye disorders in Sri Lanka. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p181)

14.    Neththikumara NF, Samaranayake TN, Galhena GH, Samarakoon P, Dissanayake VHW. SLGVD – A public resource of genetic variations in Sri Lankans. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p187)

15.    Banstola SR, Wettasinghe TK, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of allele specific polymerase chain reaction (AS-PCR) assay to Genotype the V600E mutation in the BRAF gene. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p189)

16.    Gautam B, Wetthasinghe TK, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of novel allele specific multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay to genotype the exon 19 deletion and L858R mutation in the EGFR gene in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p190)

17.    Wetthasinghe TK, Banstola SR, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to genotype the CCR5 delta 32 base pairs deletion. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p192)

18.    Jeerasinghe PB, Wettasinghe KT, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of a new assay to genotype 460G>A and 719A>G polymorphisms in the Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) gene. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p194)

19.    Jeerasinghe PB, Sirisena ND, Kariyawasam I, Udalamaththa V, Dissanayake VHW. A maternally inherited partial trisomy 1q (q44->qter) and partial trisomy 15 (pter->q22) in a child with Silver Russell & Partial trisomy 15q Syndrome. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p196)

20.    Kulathunga LAN, Kariyawasam I, Udalamaththa V, Karunaratne HWSS, Senaratne LDS, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Ring chromosome 21 in a child with dysmorphic features. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p199)

21.    Sirisena UND, McElreavey K, Bashamboo A, de Silva KSH, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Child with a novel homozygous mutation in the Treacher Collins-Franceschetti syndrome 1 (TCOF1) gene presenting with ambiguous genitalia, cranio-facial dysmorphism and multiple congenital malformations. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p197)

22.    Somadasa PKDCT, Udalamaththa AVLK, Kariyawasam UGIU, Jayawardana SMA, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Molecular- cytogenetic analysis of a ring chromosome 18 in a Sri Lankan female child with congenital malformation, heart defects and global developmental delay. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p200)

23.    Gunathilake KMD, Kariyawasam UGIU, Udalamaththa AVLK, Sumathipala DS,
Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. A patient with Turner Syndrome with a karyotype of 45,X[38]/46,X,r(X)[16]. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p202)

24.    Gautam B, Udalamaththa AVLK, Kariyawasam UGIU, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW.  Paternally inherited chromosomal translocation (8;11) in a child with dysmorphic features and seizures. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p204)

25.    Kidnapillai S, Kariyawasam UGIU, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Partial monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 13 involving 13q32 band: a case report. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p207)
101.    Banstola SR, Udalamaththa AVLK, Kariyawasam UGIU, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. A case report of a patient with mosaicism for ring chromosome 6 and monosomy 6 cell lines: FOXC1 gene deletion with no associated eye anomalies. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p205)

26.    Godapitiya IUH, Kariyawasam I, Udalamaththa V, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of the first reported Sri Lankan child with a de novo 9p inverted duplication (p13.3; p23). University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2014, November 20-21, 2014, Colombo. Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference, p208)

27.    Perera GLRS, Wijayarathna LS, Senarath U, Dissanayake PH, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayake VHW. Prevalence of lumbar spondylolisthesis and associated radiographic features in a cohort of patients with chronic mechanical low back pain. 13th Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2014. August 29-31, 2014 (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference. p46)

28.    Jeerasinghe PB, Sirisena UND, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Prevalence of haemoglobin beta gene mutations in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients referred for ß Thalassaemia Screening. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):31).

29.    Godapitiya IUH, Sirisena UND, Goonasekera HWW, Nisansala PKD, Jayasekara RW, VHW Dissanayake. Prevalence of Factor V Leiden polymorphism in Sri Lankan patients referred for Thrombophilia screening. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):31-2).

30.    Kulathunga LAN, Sirisena UND, Goonasekera HWW, Nisansala PKD, Jayasekera RW, Dissanayake VHW. Prevalence of MTHFR 677C>T (rs1801133) gene polymorphism in patients referred for thrombophilia screening in Sri Lanka. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):32).

31.    Perera GLRS, Wijayarathna LS, Senarath U, Dissanayake PH, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayake VHW. Anthropometric patterns among patients with chronic mechanical low back pain. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (Suppl 1):66).

32.    Kidnapillai S, Sirisena UND, Dissanayake VHW. Prevalence of HLA-B27 allele in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients referred for suspected spondyloarthritides. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (Suppl 1):76).

33.    Padeniya AGPM, Senewiratne NAJP, Dissanayake VHW. Genetic services provided at De Soysa Hospital for Women from September 2012 to March 2014: a retrospective analysis. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (Suppl 1):76-7).

34.    Padeniya AGPM, Abeysekara AAGS, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Haemachromotosis gene (HFE) in transfusion dependant thalassaemia: phenotype genotype relationship in a Sri Lankan population. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):77).

35.    Gunathilake KMD, Kariyawasam UGIU, Sirisena UND, Nisansala PKD, Goonasekara HG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Prevalence of prothrombin G20210A mutation in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with thrombo-embolic disorders referred for thrombophilia screening. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):77-8).

36.    Gautam B, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake NDW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Novel Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene (BRCA1) mutations in Sri Lankan Families with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):79).

37.    Banstola SR, Sirisena ND, Sumathipala DS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Clinical and genetic features of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Sri Lanka. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 15-18, 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2014, 59 (suppl 1):79).

2012

1.    Sumathipala WLDS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the pattern of hereditary neurological disorders seen in a genetic clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 6th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists. November 16 to 18, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference,  p52)

2.    Thakur N, Abeysekera AAGS, Wanigasinghe J, Padeniya AB, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Deletions and duplications pattern in the Dystrophin gene in Sri Lankan patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 6th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists. November 16 to 18, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference,  p56)

3.    Sumathipala WLDS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical and molecular genetic feature of Huntington’s Disease in Sri Lanka. 6th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists. November 16 to 18, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference,  p59)

4.    Sumathipala WLDS, Madushanka DBR, Abeysekara AAGS, Jayasekara RW, Tallaksen C, Dissanayake VHW. Molecular and Clinical Characterisation of Autosomal Dominant Ataxia in Sri Lanka. 6th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists. November 16 to 18, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference,  p63)

5.    Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senanayake H, Dissanayake VHW. Association of Infective agents with Pre-eclampsia. 45th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. October 17 to 23, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2012;34 (Suppl 1), p69.

6.    Dissanayake R, De Silva KSH, Lekamwasam S, Abeysekara AAGS, Dissanayake VHW. A study of bone mineral density in a cohort of patients with beta thalassaemia major in a tertiary care unit. 45th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians. September 13 to 15, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Sessions)

7.    Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake VHW, Thompson S, Furness D, Nowak R, Zhou A, Zhang J, Jayasekara RW, C Roberts. A candidate gene association study of preeclampsia in Sinhalese women. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (suppl 1):29).

8.    Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Disruption of LyF-1 mediated transcription regulation of HBEGF expression could lead to preeclampsia. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2012,57 (suppl 1):92).

9.    Sirisena UND, De Silva S, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Phenotypic features in a cohort of patients with 46, XY disorder of sex development (46,XY DSD) in Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):92).

10.    Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake VHW, Thompson S, Furness D, Nowak R, Zhou A, J Zhang J, R Jayasekara RW, Roberts C. A candidate gene association study of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):93).

11.    Thakur N, Abeysekera AGS, Wanigasinghe J, Padeniya AB, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The spectrum of deletions and duplications in the dystrophin (DMD) gene in a cohort of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):93).

12.    Sirisena UND, De Silva S, Abeysekara AAGS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Clinical and molecular genetic studies in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with 46,XY disorder of sex development (46,XY DSD). 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):94).

13.    Padeniya AGPM, Goonasekara HWW, Hidellage NT, Tilakaratna HLV, Abeysekara AAGS, Kariyawasam UGAC, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations in Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):94).

14.    Goonasekara HWW, Kuruppu AI, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Hereditary thrombophilia in a cohort of patients with thromboembolism in Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):95).

15.    Goonasekara HWW, Kuruppu AI, Wijewardene I, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. JAK2 mutation prevalence among patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms and thrombophilia in Sri Lanka. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):95).

16.    Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senanayake H, Dissanayake VHW. Complications associated with pre-eclampsia. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):96).

17.    Hapudeniya HWMM, Dissanayake VHW. Identifying gene-gene interaction network in preeclampsia using text mining of PubMed abstracts. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1): 101).

18.    Jayaratne LRAB, Samaranayake N, Dissanayake VHW. A genome wide comparison of the single nucleotide (SNP) profile of the Sri Lankan Personal Genome with the SNP profiles of five other Genomes. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1): 101).

19.    Fernando IRN, Samaranayake N, Dissanayake VHW. Identification of clinically significant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Sri Lankan personal genome. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):102).

20.    Ediriweera EPDS, Samaranayake N, Dissanayake VHW. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Sri Lanka personal genome: implications for aetiology of disease in the Sri Lankan population. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):102).

21.    Ajwath MYM, Samaranayake N, Dissanayake VHW. Creating a catalogue of disease specific micro RNAs in the Sri Lankan Human Genome. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2 to 6, 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (Suppl 1):103).

2011
1.    Kuruppu A, Wijewardene I, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The prevalence of JAK2 V617F mutation among patients referred for genetic thrombophilia screening. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. July 15 to 16, 2011. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference)

2.    Kuruppu A, Wijewardene I, Weerasekera, LY, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The prevalence of JAK2 V677F and MTHFR 677C>T and 1298A>C variants in thrombophilia patients in Sri Lanka. 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. June 7 to 10, 2011. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2011, 56 (Suppl 1):67)

3.    Hidellage NT, Goonasekera HWW, Jayasekara RW, Wijesundara WSS, Dissanayake VHW. Factor 5 Hong Kong and Cambridge mutations are absent in patients with deep vein thrombosis. 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. June 7 to 10, 2011. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2011, 56 (Suppl 1):32)

2010
1.    Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Host genetic susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. May 31 to June 2, 2010. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2010, 55 (Suppl 1):29)

2.    Gooneratne LV, Kanchana WPL, Seneviratne DUI, Opanayaka DJS, Wanigatunga K, Pedurupillay CRJ, Hidellage NT, Abeysinghe PM, Peiris DC, Dissanayake VHW. Immunophenotype and genetic abnormalities in childhood lymphoblastic leukemias 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. May 31 to June 2, 2010. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2010, 55 (Suppl 1):50)

2009

1.    Wettasinghe TK, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. AZFc partial deletions in male partners of women with spontaneous recurrent pregnancy loss in Sri Lanka. 42nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. November 13-15, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009,31(1): 71).

2.    Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Haplotypes of Heparin Binding Epidermal Growth Factor (HBEGF) gene is associated with weight of babies at birth among Sinhalese. 42nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. November 13-15, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009,31(1):73.

3.    Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW.  Association of variants in the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) gene with birth weight of babies. 42nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. November 13-15, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009,31(1):74).

4.    Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene variations and pre-eclampsia. 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 18-21, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2009, 54 (Suppl 1):34)

5.    Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Investigations on the role of the heparin binding epidermal growth factor (HBEGF) gene with pre-eclampsia. 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 18-21, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2009, 54 (Suppl 1):34)

6.    Jayakody RL, Galappatthy P, Risama MF , Jinadasa CMV, Tharanga TDP, Wijerathne TW, Dissanayake VHW. Genetic variants in the Cytochrome P4502D6 (CYP2D6) gene in the Sri Lankan population. 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 18-21, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2009, 54 (Suppl 1):35)

2008

1.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. The CAG repeat length in Sri Lankan patients with Huntington Disease. 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Association of Neurologists, 21-23 November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the ASN, 54)

2.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. Fragile X syndrome detected in Sri Lankan patients due to methylation. 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Association of Neurologists, 21-23 November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the ASN, 57)

3.    DRS Siriwardhana, NCA Gunasekera, ND Gunawardena, Dissanayake VHW. An audit of tests performed for identification of pathogens in Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) in a molecular microbiology laboratory. 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Association of Neurologists, 21-23 November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 2nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the ASN, 59)

4.    Wetthasinghe TK, Andraweera PH, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Genetic Abnormalities in Women With Primary amenorrhoea and Masculine Features. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 46)

5.    Opanayaka DJS, Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, Hidellage NT,
Dissanayake VHW. Are aberrant BCR-ABL transcripts more common in Sri Lankan adults with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)? 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 50)

6.    Weerasekera LY, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of factor V (F5) 1691 G>A, prothrombin (F2) 20210G>A and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T polymorphisms among patients with thromboembolism in the Sri Lankan population. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 49)

7.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. The CAG repeat length in Sri Lankan patients with Huntington Disease. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 50)

8.    Weerathunga RP, Nanayakkara HLV, Gunasekara NCA, Dissanayake VHW. Alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations detected in a clinical genetic testing laboratory in Sri Lanka. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 51)

9.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. Pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin therapy in the era of personalised medicine. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 52)

10.    Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Dissanayake VHW. An Audit of Tests Performed for Haematological Malignancies in a Genetic Laboratory. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 63)

11.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Gunasekara NCA, Dissanayake VHW. Mutations in the HFE gene and HFE-Associated Hereditary Haemachromotosis (HFE-HHC) in Sri Lanka. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 66)

12.    Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, DJS Opanayaka, Hidellage NT, Dissanayake VHW. Recurrent Balanced Reciprocal Chromosomal Translocations seen in Haematological Malignancies. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 64)

13.    DRS Siriwardhana, Gunasekara NCA, Athapaththu AMMH, Nanayakkara HLV, Opanayaka DJS, Dissanayake VHW. 16s rRNA gene sequencing for identification of bacterial pathogens in a molecular microbiology laboratory. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 66)

14.    Dissanayake VHW, Nanayakkara NV, Weeratunga R. A novel BRCA1 mutation in a Sri Lankan Sinhalese Family with Breast Cancer. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, August 27-29, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 45)

15.    Dissanayake VHW, Weerasekera LY, Goonasekara, HWW, Jayasekara RW. Genetic Thrombophilic polymorphisms in Sri Lankan patients presenting with Deep Vein Thrombosis. Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, August 27-29, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 114)

16.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. Alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations detected in a clinical genetic testing laboratory in Sri Lanka. 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, August 29-30, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 23)

17.    Athapaththu AMMH, Nanayakkara HLV, Opanayaka DJS, Hidellage NT, Pedurupillay CRJ, Weerathunga RP, Gunasekara NCA, Siriwardena S, Dissanayake VHW. An audit of tests performed for haematological malignancies in a Genetic Laboratory. 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, August 29-30, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 27)

18.    Goonasekara HWW, Weerasekera LY, Dammika L, Tudawe MN, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of inherited thrombophilic risk factors in a group of patients presenting with thrombophilia. 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, August 29-30, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 28)

19.    Weerasekera LY, Goonasekara HWW, Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Gunasekara NCA, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of factor V (F5) 1691 G>A, prothrombin (F2) 20210G>A and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T polymorphisms among patients with thromboembolism in the Sri Lankan population. 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists, August 29-30, 2008. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists. 29)

20.    Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The Sri Lankan Human Genome Variation Database. HISSL 2008 – The Scientific Sessions of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, 26 July 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of HISSL 2008, 19)

21.    Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, HT Hidellage, Dissanayake VHW. Chromosome abnormalities in patients with recurrent spontaneous pregnancy loss and subfertility. 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, June 27-29, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008,30 (suppl 1),97)

22.    Dissanayake VHW, LY Weerasekera, CG Gammulla, Andraweera PH, Jayasekara RW. Thrombophilic genetic mutations and recurrent pregnancy loss – A case control study. 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, June 27-29, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008,30 (suppl 1),98)

23.    Wetthasinghe TK, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. A descriptive study on the role of Y chromosome microdeletions in spontaneous recurrent pregnancy loss. 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, June 27-29, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008,30 (suppl 1),98)

24.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Rodrigo N, Dissanayake VHW. Prenatal genetic screening in Sri Lanka. 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, June 27-29, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008,30 (suppl 1),99)

25.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Peiris DC, Dissanayake VHW. Genetic classification of Sri Lankan children with neuroblastoma. 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians,62)

26.    Dissanayake VHW, Weerasekera LY, Goonasekera HWW, Jayasekara RW. A comparative study of genetic thrombophilic polymorphisms in children presenting with thrombosis with that of the Sri Lankan general population. 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 63)

27.    Athapaththu AMMH, NT Hidellage, Opanayaka DJS, Pedurupillay CRJ, Dissanayake VHW. Prognostically significant translocations in Sri Lankan children with acute lymphobastic leukaemia. 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 64)

28.    Nanayakkara HLV, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. Genetic testing for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Multiplex-Ligation Probe Amplification. 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 65)

29.    Nanayakkara HLV, NCA Gunasekera, Weerathunga RP, Dissanayake VHW. Mutations detected in children with thalassaemia – the initial result in a clinical genetic testing laboratory in Sri Lanka. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 85)

30.    Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Pedurupillay CRJ, Hidellage NT, Dissanayake VHW. Chromosomal abnormalities detected in children with dysmorphic features. 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. June 19-22, 2008. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 89)

31.    Dissanayake VHW, Kariyawasam C, Perera BM, Sandamal LYS, Weerasekera LY, Jayasekara RW. Genetic testing for the Factor V gene polymorphisms – should we be testing for both Leiden and R2? 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1): 16

32.    Hidellage NT, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Pedurupillay CRJ, Dissanayake VHW. Recurrent balanced reciprocal chromosomal translocations seen in haematological malignancies. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):16)

33.    Dissanayake VHW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Perera VS, De Seram EMNR, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Hidellage NT, Pedurupillay CRJ, Jayasekara RW. The cytogenetic profile of children with Down Syndrome. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1): 17)

34.    Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. A case series of true hermaphrodites. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, 53 (Suppl 1): 17)

35.    Nanayakkara HLV, Dissanayake VHW. Aneuploidy screening of abortus material by Multiplex-ligation Probe Amplification (MLPA) provides useful information for counselling couples with spontaneous pregnancy loss. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):30)

36.    Dissanayake VHW, Weerasekera LY, Gammulla CG, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Goonasekera HWW, Jayasekara RW. Genetic thrombophilic polymorphisms and pregnancy complications. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1): 30)

37.    Athapaththu AMMH, Hidellage NT, Opanayaka DJS, Pedurupillay CRJ, Ratnayake A, Dissanayake VHW. Prognostically significant translocations in Sri Lankan children with Acute Lymphobastic Leukaemia (ALL). 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):40)

38.    Samaranayake TN, Dissanayake VHW, Fernando SD. Clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) – evidence for a possible genetic susceptibility. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):43)

39.    Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Inherited variability in Tumour Necrosis Factor production and potential susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Sri Lankan population. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):43)

40.    Dissanayake VHW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Perera VS, De Seram EMNR, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Hidellage NT, Pedurupillay CRJ, Jayasekara RW. Cytogenetic diagnostic services in Sri Lanka 2006-2007. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):57)

41.    Nanayakkara HLV, Dissanayake VHW. Pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin therapy in the era of personalised medicine. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1): 57)

42.    Opanayaka DJS, Athapaththu AMMH, Hidellage NT, Pedurupillay CRJ, Ratnayake A, Dissanayake VHW. Are aberrant BCR-ABL transcripts more common in Sri Lankan adults with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)? 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):58)

43.    Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayaka DJS, Dissanayake VHW. A case series of rare cytogenetic abnormalities. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1):58)

44.   Nanayakkara HLV, Dissanayake VHW. Preliminary results of a genetic testing service for thalassaemia in Sri Lanka – new opportunities for clinical phenotyping. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008,53(Suppl 1): 59)

45.    Nanayakkara HLV, Rodrigo N, Dissanayake VHW. Prenatal genetic screening in Sri Lanka. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 19-22, 2008. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2008, 53 (Suppl 1): 59)

2007

1.    Samaranayake TN, Mahesh PKB, Dissanayake VHW, Fernando SD. Clinical Manifestations of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis – further evidence from 200 patients. 63rd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 5-8, 2008. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007,6)

2.    Andraweera PH, Gammulla CG, Weerasekera LY, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. The prevalence of thrombophilic genetic variants in patients with a history of thromboembolism. 120th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21-24, 2007. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, 52 (Suppl 1): 43.)

3.    Dissanayake VHW, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. Genetic polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, factor V and prothrombin genes in the Sri Lankan population. 120th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21-24, 2007. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, 52 (Suppl 1): 44.)

2006

1.    Nanayakkara V, Dissanayake VHW. Antenatal genetic screening for fetal aneuploidy in Sri Lanka: Preliminary results. 39th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. October 20-22, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006;28(Suppl1): 21)

2.    Wetthasinghe TK, Mallawarachchi PHR, De Saram EMNR, Perera VS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Chromosomal abnormalities in Sri Lankan women with primary amenorrhoea. 39th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. October 20-22, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006;28(Suppl1): 36-37)

3.    Gammulla CG, Jayawardena N, Mallawarachchi PHR, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Prevalence of thrombophilic genetic variants in Sinhalese women with recurrent pregnancy loss: preliminary results. 39th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. October 20-22, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006,28(Suppl1): 53-54)

4.    Athapaththu M, Ratnayake A, Gunasekera N, Dissanayake VHW. The need for genetic evaluation prior to offering intracytoplasmic sperm injection/in vitro fertilization: two case reports. 39th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. October 20-22, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006,28(Suppl1):36-37)

5.    Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Senevirathne HR, Kalsheker N, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L. The prevalence of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677>T polymorphism in the Sri Lankan population. 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Suppl1): 8-9) This paper was awarded the S. E. Seneviratne Prize.

6.    Samarasinghe HD, Mayurathan K, Dissanayake VHW, Gamage R, Jayasekara RW. A Preliminary study of familial Parkinson’s Disease in Sri Lanka. 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Suppl1): 13)

7.    Dissanayake VHW, Wickramasinghe D, Jayasekara RW. A descriptive study of prevalence and pattern of congenital heart disease among children with Down Syndrome. 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Suppl1): 13-14)

8.    Dissanayake VHW, Perera WMDTN, Govindapala DS, Gamage R, Perera S, Jayasekara RW. An audit of the Neurogenetics Clinic at the Institute of Neurology (ION), National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL). 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Suppl1): 14)

2004

1.    Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Very few clinical genetic referrals in Sri Lanka originate from family physicians. 30th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. November 5-7, 2004. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 30th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka)

2.    Dissanayake VHW, Samarasinghe D, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Seneviratne HR, Jayasekara RW. Severe maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality associated with pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 37th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. September 3-5, 2004. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2004,26(Suppl1): 25-26)

3.    Dissanayake VHW, Samarasinghe D, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Seneviratne HR, Jayasekara RW. An analysis of the reasons for non-participation of subjects referred for recruitment for the Inherited Factors in Pre-eclampsia study (IFPE Study). 37th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. September 3-5, 2004. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2004,26(Suppl1): 28-29)

1999

1.    Sumathipala A, Fernando DJS, Jayasekara RW, Abeysingha MRN, Siribaddana S, Dissanayake VHW, De Silva N. Establishment of a twin register in Sri Lanka. 112th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 24-28, 1999. Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 112th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association,34)

2.    Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Dissemination of medical information through the Internet. 1st Academic Session of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka. April 4, 1999. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 1st Academic Sessions of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka)

1998

1.    Dissanayake VHW, Wickramasinghe VP, Senanayake HM, Senevirathne HR. Some sociological aspects of teenage pregnancies. 111th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 25-28, 1998. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 111th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association)

1997

1.    Perera MC, Gnanakanthan K, De S Jayawardena MH, Kurukulasuriya SAF, Dissanayake VHW, De Silva WST, Wijeyaratne SM, Sheriffdeen AH, Carotid duplex scanning: pattern of referral and outcome. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka. August 21-23, 1997. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons Sri Lanka)

2.    Dissanayake VHW, De Silva WST, Wijeyaratne SM. Study of early outcome following Inguinal hernia repair. 110th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 27-29, 1997. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 110th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association)

3.    Dissanayake VHW, De Silva WST, Wijeyaratne SM, Sheriffdeen AH. A computer based clinical data system for surgical audit and research. 110th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 27-29, 1997. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Proceedings of the 110th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association)