Dr. Pabasari Ginige
Current Head, Senior Lecturer/ Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
 
     
   
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
pabasariginige@gmail.com
+94 81 493 0749, +94 81 239 6350
+94 81 493 0749
     
 
   
Educational Qualifications
  • 2008 January- Board Certified as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Sri Lanka
  • 2006 January MD (Psychiatry) - held by Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka (1st in the island list)
  • MBBS Degree (Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery), with second-class honours, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Thirty seventh in the all island merit list of more than 500 doctors, (1991- 1997.)
 
Positions Held
  • Head of the Department: June 2018 - to date
  • Public relations officer of the College of Psychiatrists: 2013 -2014
  • Public relations officer of the College of Psychiatrists
  • Treasuerer of Nivahana Society Kandy.( NSK a local NGO that promotes mental health of the Central province.)
  • Representative of the College of Psychiatrists in the Judicial Ministry committee on investigation into legalization of abortion-2012
  • In the sub committee of professionals on Prevention of child sexual and other abuse 2015
  • Patron and chief advisor of the Wenasa TransGender Network (TGN)
 
Research / Fellowships / Awards
  • Awarded a trophy of appreciation of the service rendered to transgender community for last 15 years, by United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in October 2016.
  • Presidential appreciation of research study on child behaviour and emotional disorders 2014
  • Areas of publications and research - Intellectual Disability, Autism, Transsexualism, Childhood mental health disorders
 
Text Books Published
  • Authored the Chapter titled: Internet Addiction Disorder as in the book Child and Adolescent Mental Health InTech on line www.intechopen.com. The permanent web address of the chapter "Internet Addiction Disorder" is: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/internet-addiction-disorder, May 2017.
  • Authored the Chapter titled "Mental Health issues of transgender individuals" in Book on Sexual Health by the SL college of sexual medicine. (in press)
  • Co authored the chapter titled "Mental Health Assessment in Sexual health" in Book on Sexual Health by the SL college of sexual medicine. (in press)
  • Authored a chapter - a psychiatric analysis on Prof Nimal Senanayake's award winning tele film series "Maya ru" and wrote the preface to his 4th book of the series
In Press
  • A book on Mental retardation for parents and health care workers who work with individuals in Sinhalese.
  • A book on Autism for parents and health care workers who work with individuals in Sinhalese.
 
Meberships in Professional and other Associations
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • Council Member of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
  • Member of the Continuous Professional Development(CPD ) of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ( RANZCP)Member of the Executive Committee of the Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association( PeMSAA)- 2010/2011
 
Social Service Activities
  • Activist on rights of mentally ill, child abuse, transgender issues. Involved in policy making and implementation in mental health as an active member of the Sri Lanka College of psychiatrists.
 
Interests
  • Latin American and Ballroom dancing
  • Music-singing and composing lyrics
  • Drama-acting and directing
  • Writing- creative writing
  • Cooking-cuisine from around the globe
  • Travelling local and international and meeting people from different cultures
 
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