Dr. Anura Abeysundara
Senior Lecturer
Office Address

Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.

Email anuraabeysundara@gmail.com

0094 715386224


Educational Qualifications

MBBS, MD(Anaesthesiology, University of Colombo) , FRCA(UK)


Research Interest

Intensive Care, Pain  


Positions Held

  Since March 2013 As a consultant anaesthetist
  Since  July  2012 to 25th June 2014 Specialty Doctor In Anaesthetics ( Registrar) worked in Anaesthesia and Intensive care units The Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF
   April 2011- July 2012

Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology & critical care Teaching hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. –up to  now except specified below. Base hospital, Kantale. Sri Lanka. (02/05/2011—31/07/2011-for three months) Cancer Hospital Maharagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka (01/11/2011—30/11/2011 for one month)

  April 2008 - March 2011

Registrar in Anaesthesiology,Underwent in-service training in Anaesthesia and intensive care attached to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.(PGIM)- University of Colombo. Worked at  Teaching hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka  and the National hospital of Sri Lanka (Colombo)


December  2004 – April 2008.

Senior House Officer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at   Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  June 2001 –December 2004

Senior house officer in nephrology and renal transplant Teaching Hospital Kandy. Sri Lanka

  April  2000 – June  2001 Senior house officer in Surgery. General Hospital, Matara. Sri Lanka

July 1999 – April 2000.

Senior House officer in Gynaecology and Obstetrics Castle Street hospital for Women. Colombo. SriLanka.

  July 1998 – July 1999

Internship- in Paediatrics (at Lady Ridgeway Children’s hospital, Colombo )  and  in Gynaecology and Obstetrics ( at Castle Street Hospital For Women , Colombo.)

Current Work and Academic Involvements
  1. Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical care, Faculty of medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  2. Consultant anaesthesiologist with special training in critical care. Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  3. Trainer in ATLS (advanced trauma life support) American ATLS program. Attached to college of Surgeons, Sri lanka.
  4. A Member, Board of Study in anaesthesiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, Sri lanka.
Work experience
  1. Senior house officer in anaesthesia, worked at teaching hospital Peradeniya, Sri Lanka for three years
  2. Registrar in Anaesthesia at Teaching hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka– since April 2008 to march 2011.
  3. Colombo National hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) – from 10/08/2010 to 09/10/2010

UK Experience

  • Since July 2012, up to now as a registrar in both  Anaesthetics and Intensive care  units  including on calls
Research /abstracts
  1. Use of phenylephrine as a vasopressor of choice to prevent hypotension following spinal anaesthesia in LSCS, published in Srilanka Journal Of Anaesthesiology (June 2008).
  2. Magnesium levels in critically ill patients. Presented at Galoya Nimna Clinical sessions in 2014


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