2013
  1. Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senanayake H, Dissanayake VHW. Detection of microbes in the placental tissues of women with pre-eclampsia. Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI) Summit Turkey 2013, September 5 – 8, 2013. Istanbul, Turkey. The SGI is the foremost learned association in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the World. This paper as selected as one of the top 10 oral presentations at the conference.
  2. Sirisena ND, McElreavey KM, Bashamboo A, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A novel de novo mutation in the aristaless domain of the ARX gene in a Sri Lankan male child with acquired microcephaly, psychomotor delay and ambiguous genitalia. Joint Conference of the Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, April 12-18, 2013. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p159.)
  3. Samaranayaka N, Fernando D, Balaji K, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. HLA-DQ alleles as susceptibility to Cutaeneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Joint Conference of the Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, April 12-18, 2013. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p226.)
2012
  1. Padeniya A, Kariyawasam U, Abeysekara A, Goonasekara H, Dissanayake V. A descriptive study of alpha and beta thalassaemia mutation in Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p180.)
  2. Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake V, Thompson, S, Nowak R, Furness D, Zhou A, Zhang J, Jayasekara R, Roberts C. A candidate gene association study of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p188.)
  3. Andraweera P, Dekker G, Dissanayake V, Thompson S, Nowak R, Furnes D, Zhou, A, Zhang J, Jayasekara R, Roberts C. A candidate gene association study of preelampsia in Sinhalese women. Human Genome Meeting 2012, March 11-14, 2012. Sydney, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, p194.)
2011
  1. Sirisena UND, Jayasekera RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of children with ambiguous genitalia in Sri Lanka. Workshop on Disorders of Sexual Development: New Directions and Persistent Doubts. 14 – 15 October 2011. Bologna, Italy. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the workshop, 59.)
  2. Dissanayake VHW, Samarakoon PS, Scaria V, Patowary A, Sivasubbu S, Gokhale RS. The Sri Lankan Personal Genome Project (SLPGP). Human Genome Meeting 2011. March 14- 17, 2011. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Abstracted in the HUGO journal 2011;5(1):83.)
2010
  1. Andraweera PH, Nowak RC, Thompson SD, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in cytokine genes with preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 03-06, 2010. Melbourne, Australia (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2010,1(Suppl 1):S10)
  2. Andraweera PH, Thompson SD, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Insulin like growth factor family genes and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 03-06, 2010. Melbourne, Australia (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2010,1(Suppl 1):S10)
  3. Andraweera PH, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Hypoxia inducible factor -1α gene polymorphisms and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. Annual Scientific Conference of the Endocrine Society of Australia, August 29-September 01,2010. Sydney, Australia (Abstracted in the proceedings of the conference, 144)
  4. Andraweera PH, Thompson SD, Furness DL, Nowak RC, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes regulating inflãmmation and the risk of recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. XI International Congress of Reproductive Immunology. 15-19 August 2010, Cairns, Australia. (abstracted in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2010;86(Suppl 1):50)
  5. Andraweera PH, Nowak RC, Thompson SD, Furness DL, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes modulating inflammation and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri Lanka. XI International Congress of Reproductive Immunology. 15-19 August 2010, Cairns, Australia. (Abstracted in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2010;86(Suppl 1):63)
  6. Dissanayake VHW, Jayamanne NMM, Nisansala PKDS, Lie R. A Survey of Scientist and Policy Makers: Attitudes Toward Research on Stored Human Biological Materials in Sri Lanka. Human Genome Meeting 2010. May 18-21. Montpellier, France. (Abstracted in the HUGO Journal 4(suppl 1):85-86.
  7. Dissanayake VHW, Fathu Mohammed, Dilum Nisansala, Rohan W Jayasekara. A survey on General knowledge of Genetics among Medical Students in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Human Genome Meeting 2010. May 18-21. Montpellier, France. (Abstracted in the HUGO Journal 4(suppl 1):145.
2009
  1. Dissanayake VHW, Jayamanne NMM, Nisansala PKDS, Lie R. A Survey of Scientist and Policy Makes Attitudes Toward Research on Stored Human Biological Materials in Sri Lanka. FERCAP International Conference on Developing Leadership in Ethical Health Research towards Good Practices and Integrated Systems. November 23-24 , 2009. Chang Mai. Thailand.
  2. Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene variations and pre-eclampsia. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:32)
  3. Harendra GG, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Investigations on the role of the heparin binding epidermal growth factor (HBEGF) gene with pre-eclampsia. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:33)
  4. Wettasinghe TK, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Absence of Y chromosome microdeletions in a Cohort of Male Partners from Couples with Spontaneous Recurrent Pregnancy loss. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35). This paper was judged as one of the outstanding poster presentations� at the conference.
  5. Gunathilake VW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, De Saram EMNR, Perera VS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Chromosomal abnormalities in Sri Lankan women with Primary Ammenorrhoea.  International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35)
  6. Goonasekara HWW, Sandamal LYS, Weerasekara LY, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A Family Series of Genetic Thrombophilic Polymorphisms in Sri Lanka. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:35-6)
  7. Kuruppu A, Sandamal LYS, Weerasekara LY, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the prevalence of Factor V (F5) 1691G>A, Protrhombin (F2) 20210G>A and methylenetetrahydrofolate 677C>T polymorphisms among patients with thromboembolism in the Sri Lankan population. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:36)
  8. Samaranayake TN, Jameel Mr, Gajasinghe SVD, Fernando DS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Polymorphisms in the Tumour Nectosis Factor Genes and Susceptibility to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Sri Lankan Population.  International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:42):This paper was judged as one of the outstanding poster presentations at the conference.
  9. Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. SeqAnnotator a DNA sequence annotation system for genomic laboratories. International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB). The official conference of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet). September 7-11, 2009. Singapore. (Abstracted in the proceedings of InCoB)
 
2008
 
  1. 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. 13th Human Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 229.
  2. Dissanayake VHW, Weerasekara LY, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Kariyawasam C, Perera B, Sandamal LYS, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. The prevalence of variant alleles of functionally significant polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, factor V, and prothrombin genes in the Sri Lankan population. 13th Human Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 117.
  3. Samarakoon PS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Sri Lankan Genome Variation Database. 13thHuman Genome Meeting. September 27-30, 2008. Hyderabad, India. Abstracted in the proceedings of the 13th Human Genome Meeting. 96.
  4. Samaranayake TN, Fernando SD, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Inherited Susceptibility to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 19-22, 2008. Abstracted in the International Journal of Infectious Disease, 2008,12(suppl 1).
  5. 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. 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 19-22, 2008. Abstracted in the International Journal of Infectious Disease, 2008,12(suppl 1). 
2007
 
  1. Wetthasinghe, TK, Mallawarachchi PHR, De Saram EMNR, Perera VS, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Chromosomal abnormalities in Sri Lankan women with primary amenorrhoea. ICOGEN 07, International Conference and Workshop on Genetics: The basis and diagnosis of genetic disorders. February 1-4, 2007. Chennai, India. (Abstracted in the proceedings of ICOGE 07, 30) [This communication won the First Prize]2006
  2. Dissanayake VHW, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. Haplotype analysis of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in the Sri Lankan population. 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, August 6-10, 2006. Brisbane, Australia. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, 291)
2004
 
  1. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. A study of the association of the methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase 677C>T polymorphism and pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):20)Dissanayake VHW, Gills V, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. A study of the association of the angiotensinogen haplotypes with pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):81)
  2. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. Severe maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality associated pre-eclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):132)
  3. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR, Kalsheker, N. The association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) haplotypes with the weight of babies at birth. 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 14-17, 2004. Vienna, Austria. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004,23(Suppl 1):81)
  4. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the association of Transforming Growth Factor Alpha (TGFA) polymorphisms and Pre-eclampsia. The Society for Gynaecological Investigation 51st Annual Scientific Meeting, March 23-25, 2004, Huston, Texas, USA. (Abstracted in the Journal of the Society for Gynaecologic Investigation 2004,11(Supple 1):257A)
 
2003
 
  1. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism among Sri Lankans – implications for cardiovascular fitness. Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress, October 25-26, 2003, Colombo, Sri Lanka.Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. A study of the association between Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) polymorphisms and pre-eclampsia. British Human Genetics Conference 2003. September 15-17, 2003, York, United Kingdom. (Abstracted in the Journal of Medical Genetics 2003 40(Supple 1):S83)
  2. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Broughton Pipkin F, Vathanan V, Premaratne S, Jayasekara RW, Seneviratne HR. The urine protein heat coagulation test is a reliable screening test for proteinuria in pregnancy. The British Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. July 24-25, 2003, Glasgow, United Kingdom. [This paper was awarded the third prize for oral presentations]
2002
 
  1. Dissanayake VHW, Morgan L, Kalshekar N, Baker P, Broughton Pipkin F. The MTHFR C677T polymorphism is not associated with pre-eclampsia in women in Nottingham. 13th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, June 2-5, 2002. Toronto, Canada. (Abstracted in Hypertension in Pregnancy 2002,21(Suppl 1):122)
 
1998
 
  1. Sumathipala A, Fernando DJS, Jayasekara RW, Abeysingha MRN, Siribaddene S, Dissanayake VHW, De Silva N. Establishing a twin register in Sri Lanka. 9th International Congress on Twin Studies, June 4-6, 1998. Helsinki, Finland. (Abstracted in Twin Research 1998,1(2):111)