Dr. Himani Amaratunga
Senior Lecturer in Anatomy
Office Address  

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine
University of Peradeniya

Email himanipeiris@yahoo.com
Telephone 2396260
Personal Website http://www.himani.page4.me
 
 
 
   

Education/Professional Qualifications :

  • MPhil - University of Peradeniya
  • MBBS – University of Peradeniya

 

Positions held (Selected)

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Module coordinator for the Locomotion module 2009-2010

Membership & Awards (Selected)    

Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council

Council member of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2008/09 and 2009/10

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects)

Osteoarthritis: risk factors and prognostic factors
Cartilage structure, Knee joint mechanics
Breast Cancer risk factors, Benign breast disease

     
Research projects
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A clinical, structural and histological study
 
 

Publications

  1. Amaratunga HA, Adikari SB, Chandrasekara M, Suraweera HJ. Goniometric alignment of the normal knee joint and the factors which affect it. ceylon medical journal, 2014. 59: p. 45-48
  2. Herath HMLY, Raayiz RM, Rathnayake RMCH, Sandamali SPU, Amaratunga HA and Adikari SB. Median Nerve Arising from Three Roots. Austin J Anat. 2014; 1(3): 2.
 
Conference presentations
Oral presentations
  1. H.A. Amaratunga, SPM Peiris, U Kumara; Computer skills among new entrants to the medical faculty; 26th Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine. 2004, Book of abstracts;
  2. H.A. Amaratunga, MS Chandrasekara, SB Adikari, HJ Suraweera, C Bopitiya, HMC Herath ; Knee joint alignment and changes in articular cartilage in osteoarthritis: A descriptive study; 31st Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2009, Book of Abstarcts; 89
  3. H.A. Amaratunga, Malkanthi Chandrasekara, S.B. Adikari E.G.J.Gamage, H.M.C. Herath, D.M.C.I.B. Bopitiya , H.J. Suraweera The relationship between varus malalignment and severity of articular cartilage damage in osteoarthritis of the knee joint, 2009. Peradeniya University Research Sessions. 127.
  4. H.A. Amaratunga, S.B. Adikari, H.J. Suraweera Malkanthi Chandrasekara Knee Joint Alignment in the Indigenous People of Sri Lanka. 2009. Peradeniya University Research Sessions.141
  5. Kanishka de Silva, H. A. Amaratunga SPM Peiris, Anoma de Silva, , H Perera, S Herath; Carcinoma of the breast ; A Descriptive study at the Oncosurgical Unit Teaching Hospital Kandy; 31st Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2009, Book of Abstracts; page 120. – Won best presentation at the sessions
  6. Kanishka de Silva, SPM Peiris, Anoma de Silva, H. A. Amaratunga, H Perera, S Herath; The spectrum of breast disease; A 5 year experience; 31st Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2009, Book of Abstracts; page 118
  7. M.R. Ileperuma, W.S. Rathnaweera, C.J.G. Galappaththy, D.M.S.N.B. Dissanayake, H.A. Amaratunga, S.D. Samarawickrema and Malkanthi Chandrasekera. Analysis of Blood Pressures in Dambana Veddas and Comparison of 1993/1994 and 2008/2009. 2009. Peradeniya University Research Sessions. 104
  8. Malkanthi Chandrasekera, H.A. Amaratunga, E.R. Wikramanayake, S.R. Masakorala and A.G.G.Wijeratne. Pedigree of the Vedda Chief. 2009. Peradeniya University Research Sessions; 672
  9. D.R.K.C Dissanayake, T. Sivakanesan, S.S.C. Gunatilake, H. A. Amarathunga, Malkanthi Chandrasekara and U. Ilangasekara Analysis of Body Mass Index and Random Capillary Blood Glucose Levels in the Veddas of Sri Lanka. 2009. Peradeniya University Research Sessions;143
  10. GKS De Silva, H Perera, S Karunarathne, RS Jayamuni, W Soysa, MR Illeperuma, DRKK Dissanayaka, CS Dunuwilla, A Hewage, H.A. Amaratunga, SPM Peiris. Guidelines on management of breast cancer: has it reached the end user. 32nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010, Book of Abstracts;70
  11. H.A. Amaratunga, Malkanthi Chandrasekara, S.B. Adikari and H.J. Suraweera. The effect of age, BMI and osteoarthritis on the alignment of the knee joint in females; 2010. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, book of proceedings, volume 15 part 1; page 151-53
  12. H.A. Amaratunga, S.P.M. Peiris, S.B. Adikari, Malkanthi Chandrasekara and H.J. Suraweera. A priliminary study of the characteristics of patients with primary osteoarthritis of the knee undergoing joint replacement; 2011. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, book of proceedings, volume 16; 76
 
Poster presentations
  1. H.A. Amaratunga, Malkanthi Chandrasekara, H.D.A.S. Molligoda, C.P.S. Illangasinghe, A.G.G. Wijeratne, J.K. Dissanayake. Detection of Sex Chromatin in Babies with Ambiguous Genitalia. 2009 Peradeniya University Research Sessions. Book of Proceedings; page 108
  2. Kanishka de Silva, H. A. Amaratunga, SPM Peiris, Anoma de Silva, , H Perera, S Herath; Risk factors in breast cancer; 2009. abstract book, The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka Annual Academic sessions and The International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society. 164
  3. Kanishka de Silva, H.A. Amaratunga, S.P.M. Peiris, Anoma de Silva, D.R.K.C Dissanayake. Age specific frequency of common breast conditions among patients presenting with breast lumps.32nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010, Book of Abstracts;95
  4. Kanishka de Silva, H.A. Amaratunga, S.P.M. Peiris, Anoma de Silva.An audit of fibroadenoma cases. 32nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010, Book of Abstracts;96
  5. Kanishka de Silva, H.A. Amaratunga, S.P.M. Peiris, Anoma de Silva. Sensitivity and specificity of triple assessment in detecting breast cancer at the Oncosurgical Unit Kandy. 32nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010, Book of Abstracts;97
  6. H.A. Amaratunga, Malkanthi Chandrasekara, S.B. Adikari, E.G.J.Gamage and H.J. Suraweera (2010). A comparison between direct visual and histopathological grading systems of articular cartilage lesions in osteoarthritic knees; PURSE book of proceedings, volume 15 part 1; page 238-40
  7. S.P.M. Peiris, H.A. Amaratunga, R.J.K. Seneviratne (2012). Successful anal sphincter repair without colostomy: 34th annual academic sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2012, proceedings and abstracts: 71
  8. S.P.M. Peiris, S. Ratnayake, B. Dissanayake, H.A. Amaratunga, R.J.K. Seneviratne (2012). A case of obstructive jaundice caused by a plant bezor in the common bile duct: 34th annual academic sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2012, proceedings and abstracts: 72
  9. SPM Peiris, HA Amaratunga, K De Silva (2013). Is isolated nipple discharge an alarm symptom? Abstract book Peradeniya University Research Sessions. 17;286
 
   
 
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