Faculty of Medicine
The department is also engaged in several research programmes to investigate alcohol and drug consumption in the country, suicide patterns and prevention, community mental health intervention outcome, sex therapy, child psychiatry and mental retardation. Dr. Abeyasinghe has investigated and submitted a report on suicide patterns associated factors along with recommendations for prevention to a presidential task force few years back. He has published books based on the investigation conducted on “the use of illicit alcohol in the country” , “the shyness” and the “Parent and children relationship”. Dr. Abeyasinghe has investigated and reported on child psychiatric clinic experiences and also reported on eating disorders. The department has translated and validated the GHQ30, MOCI, AUDIT and WAIS instruments.