Dr. Sulochana Wijetunge
Senior Lecturer / Head of the Department
Office Address

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.

Email suwijetunge@gmail.com, sulochanaw@pdn.ac.lk


Educational /professional qualifications

MD (pathology): University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2006)
MBBS: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1998)


Professional qualifications

Board certified pathologist (2008)

Special training

Fellowship in gastro-intestinal Pathology  in University of Southern California, USA (2008 - 2009)

Research and Clinical Interests
  • Gastrointestinal  and liver Pathology
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Renal Pathology
Services Provided
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Clinical service as an honorary consultant pathologist to Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Selected Research publications
  1. Wijetunge S, Ratnatunga NVI, Abeysekera DTDJ, Wazil AWM, Selvarajah M, Ratnatunga CN. Retrospective analysis of renal histology in asymptomatic patients with probable chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 142-147.
  2. Chandrasoma P, Wijetunge S, DeMeester S, Ma Y, Hagen J, MD, Zamis L, DeMeester T. Columnar-lined oesophagus without intestinal metaplasia has no proven risk of adenocarcinoma American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2012; 36: 1 – 7.
  3. Chandrasoma P, Wijetunge S, Ma Y, DeMeester, S, Hagen J, DeMeester T. The Dilated Distal Esophagus: A New Entity That Is the Pathologic Basis of Early Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2011; 35: 1873 – 1881.
  1. Chandrasoma, PT; Wijetunge S; DeMeester SR.; Hagen J; DeMeester TR. The Histologic Squamo-oxyntic Gap: An Accurate and Reproducible Diagnostic Marker of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2010;34:1574-1581.
  2. Wijetunge S, Ma Y, Hagen J, DeMeester S, DeMeester T, Chandrasoma PT. Association of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, “gastro –oesophageal junction” and “gastric caqrdia” with gastric pathology. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2010; 34; 1521-1527.
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