Dr.Dewasmika Indrapali Ariyasinghe
Senior Lecturer
  Office Address

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Email:

dariyasinghe@pdn.ac.lk, dewasmika.ariyasinghe@gmail.com

Telephone: +94 81 239 6350
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Educational/professional  Qualifications:

  • MBBS, MD(Psychiatry)

 

Professional Experience:

  • M.D from Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2008
  • Board Certified as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2011
  • Further training at Wyong Hospital, New South Wales, Australia from 2009-2012
  • Specialized Training in Old Age Psychiatry at Wyong Hospital, New South Wales, Australia in 2010
  • Senior lecturer in the department of Psychiatry from 2015
 
Research/Fellowships/Awards
  • Addiction disorders
  • Cognitive impairments in normal ageing
  • Cognitive impairments in psyhiatric illness
  • University Research Grant 2016 for the research on 'Normative data for selected neuropsychological tests for Sri Lankans: Ray Auditory Verbal Learning Test,  Stroop Test, verbal fluency, category fluency and digit span (forwards and backwards)'
  • Fellowship awarded by the World Psychiatric Association, 2014 for early career psychiatrists
  • ‘Mahapola’ Higher Education (Merit) Scholarship (1996-2002) for university undergraduate education
  • National Colours for Athletics 1991
  • “Best All Round Student: 1991”, Maliyadeva Girls’ College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
 
Participation in Conference/Training Events:
  • World Psychiatric Association (WPA) World Congress, Berlin 2017
  • Community/school/ university education programmes/ lectures about mental illnesses to raise awareness
  • ‘Advanced Training in Old Age Psychiatry’ a 2 year training programme conducted by the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), Australia
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy for persons with borderline personality disorder Training work shop conducted by Centre for Psychotherapy, Hunter New England Mental Health, Australia, 2010
  • NSW Psychotherapy Educators Group, Saturday workshop series 2009/2010, Australia
  • ‘Facilitator guide for disorders of intellectual Development’ one week workshop based on mhGAP-IG base course
  • Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, annual academic sessions, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as part of Continuous Professional Development
  • 3rd International Conference of South Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations 2007, 2013
  • National Psychosocial Rehabilitation Workshop conducted by World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in 2007
  • Workshop on Primary Trauma Care Management organized by World Federation of Anaesthesiologists, 2005
 
Additional professional activities:
  • Worked as a fourth year registrar in Psychiatry at Wyong Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
  • Community/school/ university education programmes/ lectures about mental illnesses to raise awareness
 
Professional Memberships:
  • Member, Brain Interest Group (BIG), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
  • Member of the Young Psychiatrists’ forum
  • Member of the Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for Child Development
 
Posts and Positions held
  • A member, the organizer and an editor of the  standing committee appointed by the University Grants Commission on Medical and Dental Sciences to develop core-curriculum of psychiatry for MBBS degree programmes in all universities of Sri Lanka
  • Immediate past secretary of the Clinical Curriculum Development Committee(CCDC), Faculty Of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Captained the university netball team, which won the Inter-university netball championship 1999 and the title of “Most Enthusiastic Women’s Team 1999”.
  • Member of the University Sports Council: 1999.
  • Head Prefect (Maliyadeva Girls’ College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka): 1993, 1991.
  • House Captain (Maliyadeva Girls’ College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka): 1992
  • Captain, Netball Team (Maliyadeva Girls’ College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka): 1989
 
   
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