Human Genetics Unit

National

2012

  1. Sumathipala WLDS, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. A descriptive study of the pattern of hereditary meurological 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,  52)
  2. Thakur N, Abeysekera AAGS, Wanigasinghe J, Padenniya AB, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Deletions and duplications pattern in the Dysrtrophin 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,  56)
  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,  59)
  4. Sumathipala WLDS, Madushanka DBR, Abeysekara AAGS, Jayasekara RW, Tallaksen C, Dissanayke 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,  63)
  5. Amarasekara R, Jayasekara RW, Senenayake 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), 69.
  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 thalassemia 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 (supple 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 the Ceylon Medical Journal 2012, 57 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 1):93).
  11. Thakur N, Aeysekera AGS, Wanigasinghe J, Padenniya 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 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 1):95). .
  16. Amarasekara R, Jayasekar 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 (supple 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 (supple 1): 101).
  18. 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 (supple 1):102).
  19. EPDS Ediriweera, N Samaranayake, 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 (supple 1):102).
  20. 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 (supple 1):103).
2011

  1. Kuruppu A, Wijewardene I, Goonasekara HWW, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. The prevalence of JAK2V617F 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. 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 (supple 1):32)
  3. 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 (supple 1):67)
  4. 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 (supple 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 (supple 1):29)
  2. Gooneratne LV, Kanchana WPL, Seneviratne DUI, Opanayaka BJS, Wanigatunga K, Pedurupillai CRJ, Hidellage NT, Abeysinghe PM, Pieris 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 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 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 (supple 1):35
2008

  1. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. 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.
  2. DRS Siriwardhana, NCA Guasekera, ND Gunawardena, VHW Dissanayake. 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.
  3. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. 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.
  4. TK Wetthasinghe, PH Andraweera, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara. Genetic Abnormalities in Women With Primary amenorrhoea and Masculine Features. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 46.
  5. 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 Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 49.
  6. D J S Opanayake, C R J Pedurupillay, A M M H Athapaththu, N T Hidellage, V H W Dissanayake. Are aberrant BCR-ABL transcripts more common in Sri Lankan adults with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)? 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 50.
  7. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. The CAG repeat length in Sri Lankan patients with Huntington Disease. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 50.
  8. RP Weerathunga, HLV Nanayakkara, NCA Gunasekara, VHW Dissanayake. Alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations detected in a clinical genetic testing laboratory in Sri Lanka. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 51.
  9. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. Pharmacogenomic testing for warfarin therapy in the era of personalised medicine. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 52.
  10. CRJ Pedurupillay, AMMH Athapaththu, DJS Opanayake, VHW Dissanayake. An Audit of Tests Performed for Hematological Malignancies in a Genetic Laboratory. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 63.
  11. CRJ Pedurupillay, AMMH Athapaththu, DJS Openayake, NT Hidellage, VHW Dissanayake. Recurrent Balanced Reciprocal Chromosomal Translocations seen in Haematological Malignancies. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 64.
  12. DRS Siriwardhana, NCA Gunasekara, AMMH Athapaththu, HLV Nanayakkara, DJS Opanayake. 16s rRNA gene sequencing for identification of bacterial pathogens in a molecular microbiology laboratory. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians, October 2-4, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the CCP, 66.
  13. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, NCA Gunasekara, VHW Dissanayake. Mutations in the HFE gene and HFE-Associated Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HFE-HHC) in Sri Lanka. 41st Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka 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 Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Surgeons, August 27-29, 2008. Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the SLCOG, 45.
  15. AMMH Athapaththu, HLV Nanayakkara, DJS Opanayake, NT Hidellage, CRJ Pedurupillay, RP Weerathunga, NCA Gunasekara,  S. Siriwardena, VHW Dissanayake. An audit of tests performed for hematological malignancies in a Genetic Laboratory. 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.
  16. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. Alpha and beta thalassaemia mutations detected in a clinical genetic testing laboratory in Sri Lanka. 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. LY Weerasekera, HWW Goonasekara, HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, NCA Gunasekara, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake. 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. 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.
  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. 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. 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)
  20. CRJ Pedurupillay, AMMH Athapaththu, DJS Opanayake, HT Hidellage, VHW Dissanayake. 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)
  21. VHW Dissanayake, LY Weerasekare, CG Gammnulla, PH Andraweera, RW Jayasekara. 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)
  22. TK Wetthasinghe, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara. 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)
  23. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, N Rodrigo, VHW Dissanayake. 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),99)
  24. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, DC Peiris, VHW Dissanayake. 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.) [Abstract | Slides]
  25. VHW Dissanayake, LY Weerasekera, HWW Goonasekera, RWJayasekara. A comparative study of genetic thrombophilic polymorphisms in children pre senting 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)
  26. AMMH Athapaththu, NT Hidellag, DJS Opanayake, CR JPedurupillay, VHW Dissanayake. 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)
  27. HLV Nanayakkara, RP Weerathunga, VHW Dissanayake. Genetic testing for Duchene 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)
  28. DJS Opanayake, AMMH Athapaththu,CRJ Pedurupillay, NT Hidellage, VHW Dissanayake. 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, 85)
  29. AMMH Athapaththu, DJS Opanayake, CRJ Pedurupillay, NT Hidellage, VHW Dissanayake. 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)
  30. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 16Hidellage NT, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):16
  31. Dissanayake VHW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Perera VS, De Seram EMNR, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 17
  32. A case series of true hermaphrodites. Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. 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 (supple 1): 17
  33. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):30
  34. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 30
  35. Athapaththu AMMH, Hidellage NT, Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):40
  36. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):43Samaranayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):43
  37. Dissanayake VHW, Andraweera PH, Wetthasinghe TK, Perera VS, De Seram EMNR, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):58
  38. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 58
  39. Pedurupillay CRJ, Athapaththu AMMH, Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):59
  40. Opanayake 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 2007, 53 (supple 1):59

2007

  1. 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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 60 [Abstract | Poster]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 2007, 53 (supple 1): 60
  2. 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, 2007. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007,6)
  3. Dissanayake VHW, Gammulla CG, Jayaweera SLD, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L, Jayasekara RW. Genetic polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrogolate reductase, factor V and prothrombin genes in the Sri Lankan population. 120th Annual Sceientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21-24, 2007. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, 52 (supple 1): 44)
  4. Andraweera PH, Gammulla CG, Weerasekara LY, Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. The prevalence of thrombophilic genetic variants in patients with a history of thromboembolism. 120th Annual Sceientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 21-24, 2007. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2007, 52 (supple 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(Supple1): 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(Supple1): 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(Supple1): 58)
  4. Attapaththu 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(Supple1): 53-54)
  5. Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW, Senevirathne HR, Kalsheker N, Broughton Pipkin F, Morgan L. The prevalence of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductease 677>T polymorphism in the Sri Lankan population. Proceedings of the 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Supple1): 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. Proceedings of the 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Supple1): 13)
  7. Dissanayake VHW, Wickramasinghe D, Jayasekara RW. A descriptive study of prevalence and pattern of congenital heart disease among children with Down Syndrome. Proceedings of the 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Supple1): 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). Proceedings of the 119th Anniversary Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 22-25, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in Ceylon Medical Journal 2006,51(Supple1): 14

2004

  1. Dissanayake VHW, Jayasekara RW. Very few clinical genetic referrals in Sri Lanka originate from family physicians. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. November 5-7, 2004. Colombo. 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(Supple1): 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(Supple1): 28-29)