Prof. Vasanthi Pinto
Professor of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
 
Publications
  1. V.Pinto, C.D.A.Goonasekera, Review -Tissue Hypoxia and Microcirculation. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2006; 15(1): 1-8

  2. V.Pinto, N.S.Jayasundara, A.B.Abeysundara, S.U.Ekanayake, Use of Phenylephrine as vasopressor of choice to prevent hypotension following spinal anaesthesia in LSCS. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2008;16(2): 74-78

  3. Pinto MV, Jayakody S, Thennakoon TMUK, Abesundara AB, Vithanavasam D, Improving the knowledge of operating theatre assistants. Sri  Lanka Journal of Anaesthesiology 2009;17(2): 61-64

  4. . KB Galketiya, V Pinto, Case Report – Laparoscopic excision of left phaeochromocytoma. Galle Medical Journal  September 2009;14(01):66

  5. Pinto MVG, Kariyawasam A, Nandadeva TDP, Marasinghe IUK, Amarasinghe U, Jayakody NS, Weerasinghe WNL, Changes in Lung functions of an individual during his normal sleeping body and arm position compared to supine position. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology June 2010;XVIII(2): 72-74

  6. Vasanthi Pinto Anuja Abayadeera, , Editorial – End of life decisions. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology June2012;20(2):66-67

  7. Anuja Abayadeera, Vasanthi Pinto,Deep Vein Thrombosis: Risk assessment for surgical patients. Editorial Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2012;20(1):1-2

  8. Galketiya KB, Pinto V. Thoracoscopy assisted total thyroidectomy for retro sternal goiter Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2013: 31(2) 25-26

  9. KB Galketiya, V Pinto, R Perera, U Jayasooriya, R Rohankumar, DSB Gamage, WNL Weerasinghe, The role of laparoscopy in vascular surgery: our experience. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013;31(3):61-63

  10. KB Galketiya, V Pinto, Thoracoscopic sympathectomy; evaluation of technique and advantages. Journal of  the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2013;44(1-2): 45-46

  11. Pinto V, Eriyawa A, Weerasinghe S, Senasinghe R, Rajendran V, Clinical Audit -  Position adopted for the post operative patient and its effect on tidal volume. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology June 2013; 21(2): 64-67

  12. KB Galketiya, V Pinto, N Rathnatunga, WMMPB Wanasinghe, SPM Peiris, Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: A Sri Lankan experience. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(1):22-23

  13. Pinto V, Dunukearachchi SU, Weerabahu WMSK, Thenuwara GB, Jayasinghe JMPVB,  Use of Lignocaine nebulization, and topical lignocaine instillation for intubation in adults: possible alternative to muscle relaxants. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2013;22(1):8-15

  14. KB Galketiya, MD Lamawansa, V Pinto, N Kumarasingha, Laproscopic Cholecystectomy for a left sided Gall Bladder in a patient with situs inversus totalis. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2013(22)1:24-26

  15. KB Galketiya, V Pinto, R Perera, I Wijeweera, D Medagedara, The future of thymectomy; Gateway and beyond. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2013;22(1):3-7

  16. Vasanthi Pinto Anuja Abayadeera, , Clinical Audit -  Editorial Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology June 2013; 21(2): 51-52

  17. Anuja Abayadeera, Vasanthi Pinto, Editorial, Implementing care bundles to improve outcome. Editorial Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2013;21(1)

  18. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, Port placement in thoracoscopy. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014;08(01):9-12

  19. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, Jayasinghearachchi DNK, Laparoscpic cardiomyotomy: one step ahead. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014;08(01):19-20

  20. Galketiya KB,PintoV, SM Bandara.Thoracoscopy; beyond the key hole. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014;32(1):29-34

  21. N Lochanie, N Ranawaka, V Pinto, Audit on knowledge and practice of obtaining informed consent for invasive procedures among intern medical officers. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2014;22(1):21-25

  22. V Pinto,  K Galketiya, D Gamage, D Wijesinghe, Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2014;22(1):29-31

  23. V.Pinto, KB Galketiya,  Insufflation pressure required for thoracoscopic surgery and its influence on respiratory and cardiovascular parameters.  Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2014;22(2):55-58

  24. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, The influence of patient positioning to obtain adequate space for dissection in Video assisted thoracoscopic  surgeries (VATS). International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 2014;4(12)

  25. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, The sequential surgical path to the first laparoscopic resection with Mini-laparotomy anastomosis for pancreatico-duodenectomy (Whipple’s) in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 2014;4(12)

  26. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, Bandara WRSM, Use of Thoracoscopic Splanchnicectomy for the Relief of Chronic Pancreatic Pain: a Case Series. International Medical Journal Malaysia 2014;13(2):

  27. K.B.Galketiya, M.V.Pinto, A new approach for thoracoscopic posterior mediastinal procedures. Ruhuna Journal of Science 2014;(5):10-20

  28. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, R.Perera, R.Rohankumar, U.Jayasooriya, D.S.B. Gamage, S Aluwihare , Laparoscopic excision of choledochal cyst. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014;32(3)

  29. KB.Galketiya, V.Pinto, The use of intercostals drainage following thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy.  The sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014;32(4):19-21

  30. Kuda B Galketiya, Vasanthi G Pinto, Anupa Herath, RMD Rathnayake, Sympathetectomy as a Modality of Treatment for Chronic Phantom Limb Pain. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications November 2014;4(11)

  31. KB Galketiya, V Pinto, VGK Chathuranga, H Hemachandra, C Rajapaksha, D Rathnayake, Laparoscopic liver resection as a treatment modality for hepatic secondaries in a patient with cervical carcinoma. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2014;1(1):E7-1-3

  32. Anuja Abayadeera, Vasanthi Pinto, Editorial, Meeting up to the challenges of our evolving roles. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2014;22(1):1-2

  33. Vasanthi Pinto, Anuja Abayadeera, Transfusion Triggrs in the ICU: what do we know? Editorial Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2014;22(2):42-43

  34. A.J.Thanenthiran, K.B.Galketiya, M.V.G.Pinto, Management of a patient with a bile leak from hepatico-jejunostomy performed for bile duct injury.  International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) January 2015;2(1)100-102

  35. MVG Pinto, KB Galketiya, Comparison of the use of single lung ventilation Vs both lung ventilation in Video Assisted thoracoscopy. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications February 2015;5(2)

  36. KB Galketiya, MVG Pinto, Minimal access esophagectomy: Review of technique.  International Archives of Integrated Medicine, February 2015;2(2)1-7

  37. KB Galketiya, MVG Pinto, Analysis of resection margins and lymph node dissestion in laparoscopic assisted pancreatico-duodenectomy. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications February 2015;5(2)

  38. BJ Jayawickrama, WMASB Wasala, MVG Pinto, KB Galketiya, Lung Resection for extensive lung injury causing severe hemorrhage. Internationa Archives of Integrated Medicine 2015;2(3):151-154

  39. Galketiya KB, Pinto V, Haemostasis in laparoscopic splenectomy. Galle Medical Journal 2015;20(1):8-9

  40. KB Galketiya, MVG Pinto Laparoscopic assisted pancreatico-duodenectomy – Temperature variations. International Archives of Integrated Medicine, 2015;2(4):78-82

  41. K B Galketiya, V Pinto, R Rohankumar, B G Jayawickrama, A Herath. Laparoscopic resectionwith minilaparotomy anastomosis for pancreatico-duodenectomy, The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2015;33(1):33-34

  42. KB Galketiya , MVG Pinto, B Samarasinghe, RR Rohankumar, WRSM Bandara Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst: Where do we stand? Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2015;9(1)

  43. KB Galketiya , V. Pinto, S.K.Ileperuma, B.K.Dassanayake, N.R. Kumrasinghe , Pharmacological sclerosing of a cutaneous pancreatic fistula using Tetracycline : a non operative approach, The Sri Lanka journal of Surgery 2016;34(3) 16-17

  44. W.G.P. Kanchana, R.A..A. Shamnda ,K.B.Galketiya,V.Pimto Laparoscopic Resection of Pancreatic Tail Solid Peudopapillary Tumour in a Young ,  Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine 2016 ;4037618

  45. K.B. Galketiya , V.Pinto, Thoracoscopic splanchniectomy for the relief of chronic pancreatic pain, The Sri Lanka journal of Surgery 2016;34(1) 7-10

  46. VG Pinto , Anula Kariyawasam , Bhagya Thenuwara , Prabudha VB Jayasinghe , Sasika K Weerbahu , Senani U Dunukearachchi , Dhanoja LR Wijesinghe , AHMAH Abayasinghe, A Comparison of Lung Functions between supine, Comfortable sleeping Postions and Uncomfortable Sleeping Postions in Adult Males, International Journal of Scientific andResearch Publication; 2016;6(2):366-371

  47. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto Thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy for the relief of chronic pancreatic pain. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2016;34(1):7-10

  48. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, S.K.Illeperuma, B.K.Dassanayake, N.R.Kumarasinghe, Pharmacological sclerosing of a cutaneous pancreatic fistula using Tetracycline: a non-operative approach. The SriLanka Journal of Surgery 2016;34(3):16-17

  49. Pinto, V.G., Galketiya, K.B., Jayasinghearachchi, D.K., Bandara, S.M., Wijesinghe, D.L. Career preferences of medical undergraduates of Sri Lanka; influence of exposure to specialties on career choice, South East Asian Journal of Medical Education 2016;10(2):55-59

  50. W.G.P.Kanchana, R.A.A.Shaminda, K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, D.Walisinghe, S.Wijetunge, R.Heendeniya, Laparoscopic Resection of Pancreatic Tail Solid Pseudopapillary Tumour in a Young Male. Case Report in Gastrointestinal Medicine Volume 2016, Article ID 4037618, 4 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4037618

  51. Kumarasinghe, NR, Eleperuma SK, Dassanayake BD, Pinto V and Galketiya KB. Outcome of a Non Healing Pancreatico-Cutaneous Fistula, Treated with Local Tetracycline Instillation A Case Report ImedPub Journals http://medical-case-reports.imedpub.com/

  52. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, R.Perera, R.Rohankumar, N.Kumarasinghe, A.Shaminda. Laparoscopic pancreatic resections: review of feasibility, safety and outcome. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2017;35(1):27-29)

  53. Wasala Mudiyanselage Asoka Sameera Bandara Wasala, Wasula Sampath Rathnaweera WS, Gunaratnasingham Rajiv Nirmalasingham, Kuda Banda Galketiya, Mihindukulasooriya Vasanthi Gertroud Pinto, Henri Gunarathnage Duminda Tharaka Gunarathna. Anesthetic Management of a Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Trans hiatal Oesophgectomy. International Archives of Intergrated Medicine, 2017; 4(7) : 241-243

  54. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, W.Rathnaweera, R.Nirmalasingham, R.M.I.M.Senevirathna, W.E.W.M.G.W.D.N.Wijerathna, Early Feeding after Laparoscopic Assisted Pancreatico-Duodenectomy with Pancreatico-Gastric Anastomosis. The Official Publication of the Anatomical Society of Sri Lanka, 2017;1(II):28-30

  55. W.M.A.S.B.Wasala, K.B.Galketiya, M.V.G.Pinto, Anaesthetic management of Laparoscopic Pancreatico-Duodenectomy Case Report. The Official Publication of the Anatomical Society of Sri Lanka, 2017; 1(II): 47-51

  56. K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, N.R.Kumarasinghe, Aberrant origin of common hepatic artery A technical challenge during pancreatico duodenectomy. Batticaloa Medical Journal, 2017;8(63-64)

  57. 54. HKGR Anurada, R. Nirmalasingham, WS Ratnaweera, V.Pinto, KB Galketiya, Enhanced recovery after surgery following laparoscopic anterior resection and abdomino-perineal resection. Batticaloa Medical Journal, 2017;8:(35-36)

  58. Amila Jayasinghe, Wasula Rathnaweera, I.Wijeweera, K.B.Galketiya, V.Pinto, Peri-Operative management of a child with Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis undergoing thoracoscopic thymectomy A case report, Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2017;26(2):58-60

  59. K.M.Bopeththa, V.Pinto, A.I.Herath, High Flow Nasal Oxygen therapy in a young pregnant patient with hypoxemic respiratory failure due to H1N1 influenza viral infection, Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology:26(1):56-58(2018)

  60. P.C.A.Ratnatunga, R.Gunawardena, V.Pinto, R.Perera, P.Amerasinghe, P.B.Hewavithana, S.Rosairo, N.V.I.Ratnatunga, Atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs: a historical account of surgical evolution and vascular reconstruction over thirty four years; The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2018;36(2):1-7

  61. GPUP de Silva, HKGR Anuradha, GR Nirmalasingham, WS Rathnaweera, BK Dasanayaka, R.Perera, V.Pinto, KB Galketiya, Laparoscopic assisted left hemicolectomy and left nephrectomy case report; Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal 2(1)2018;38-41
Presentations at National / International Conferences / Symposia
National
  1. V. Pinto R.K. Weerakoon., A. Jayasekara Combined use of Magnesium Sulphate and Epidural Anaesthesia in the removal of a Phaeochromocytoma Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka.-  2001

  2. V. Pinto R.K. Weerakoon Case Report - Multiple use of Magnesium Sulphate in a patient with severe pregnancy induced hypertension complicated with acute severe asthma”,Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions at the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2002

  3. V. Pinto,R.K. Weerakoon Transport of Critically ill, Are We Doing it right? ,Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions at the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2004

  4. VasanthiPinto , S U Ekanayake, WAON Wickramasinghe, NS Jayasundara. Assessment of the effectiveness of a newly introduced interactive multimedia tool on CPR as a self learning programme for medical personnel. Proceedings of  the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 24th -28th  January 2008;67

  5. V Pinto , NS Jayasundara. A Abeysundara, S U Ekanayake A preliminary evaluation on the use of phenylephrine as vasopressor of choice to prevent hypotension following spinal anaesthesia in LSCS

  6. Proceedings of  the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 24th -28th  January 2008;68]

  7. M.V.G.Pinto, R.Sivakanesan, K.Pethiyagoda, W.N.L.Weerasinghe, U.L.Amarasinghe and N.S.JayakodyA study on serumMagnesium concentration and prevalence of Magnesium deficiency in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University research sessions , Sri Lanka 2009;14:146-147.

  8. Weerakoon KGAD, Kularatne SAM, Edussuriya D, Kodikara KAS, Gunathilake PGL, Pinto MVG, Senevirathna AB and Gunasena S. Outbreak of Dengue in 2009: Histopathological confirmation of myocarditis by autopsy studies, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka 2009;14:154-156

  9. Pinto V, Jayakody S, Thennakoon TMUK, Abesundara AB, Vithanavasam D, “Lift up the “HELP” Improving the standards of operating theater Assistants, Proceedings of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka, 29 January – 2 February 2009.  2009:36-37

  10. V Pinto, CV Uduwela,  SP Peiris, Kanishka Kamal, V Liyanapathirana, S Jayabahu,” ICU Ward Round” Management of patients with severe sepsis. Book of Proceedings PeMSA 10th International Medical Congress October 2010:28-34

  11. NS Jayakody, UL Amarasinghe, WNL Weerasinghe, MVG Pinto. Knowledge on deep vein thrombosis among medical officers Proceedings of Annual Scientific Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 12th-14th February 2010 :115

  12. JGAD Weerakoon, SAM Kularatne, MVG Pinto, S Gunasena, Dengue fever outbreak at General Hospital, Peradeniya 2009. Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2009, The Kandy Society of Medicine 2010:59-60

  13. Pinto V.Technique of  Teaching- Wrong scenario followed by right .Presented and published in the Proceedings of  the Annual Scientific Sessions of Medical education  held in Malaysia AMEA 2011

  14. MVG Pinto, JMPVB Jayasinghe, WMSK Weerabahu, SU Dunukearachchi, GB Thenuwara. Identifying a new regime for intravascular fluid management during major surgeries.  Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions,  Kandy Society of Medicine 10th – 12th February 2011:58

  15. MVG Pinto, JMPVB Jayasinghe, WMSK Weerabahu, SU Dunukearachchi, GB Thenuwara, SR Uberathne. Blood glucose and sodium levels during intra operative fluid management with 0.9% saline Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions,  Kandy Society of Medicine 10th – 12th February 2011:57

  16. MVG Pinto, GB Thenuwara, JMPVB Jayasinghe, WMSK Weerabahu, SU Dunukearachchi. “Tetanus is still prevalent”: The presentation and outcome of patients diagnosed to have tetanus. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions,  Kandy Society of Medicine 10th – 12th February 2011:63

  17. Pinto V, Amarasinghe U ,Thenuwara B Weerabahu, SU Dunukearachchi. . Scenario based teaching – Teaching with a role play “ Can that be more effective than lectures for training management of clinical cases and emergencies in Medicine Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of Medical Education  held in Malaysia  AMEA 2011

  18. Pinto V , Ranasinghe S, Pethiyagoda K,Thenuwara GB,Weerabahu WMSK, Can Spinal spread be changed with blood or CSF sodium concentration Presented and published at the Proceedings of the South Asian Congress of Anaesthesia SARCCA  held in India 2011

  19. Pinto V , Weerakoon RK To determine the association between serum Mg levels and the progression of medical illnesses Proceedings of the South Asian Congress of Anaesthesia SARCAA  held in India 2011:13

  20. Pinto V, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilaka ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJNM Can the use of patients own Sleeping Position Influence on Blood Oxygenation in Ventilated Patients? Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2012

  21. Pinto MVG   A prospective evaluation of nutritional care given to patients admitted to intensive care unitsProceedings of  the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka2012;43

  22. Pinto V, Perera R, Galketiya KB, Jayasooriya U, Wickramasinghe WAAP. “Tension under tension”-our experience in the use of single lung Vs both lung ventilation in thoracoscopic major surgery. Presented and published at the Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka 2013

  23. V Pinto., M Wanasinghe., R Varun, T Jayasinghearachchi. , A HerathEvaluation of the Performance of Medical Students In Viva Sessions, After  Exposed to a Mock Viva as Examiners,Candidates or Observer Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference -APMEC –Singapore2013

  24. V.Pinto, K.Galketiya Dissection of a massive retrosternal goiter thoracoscopic approach,. 4th NWAC Presented and published at the Proceedings of the World Anaesthesia Convention, Bangkok, Thailand, April 23-27, 2013

  25. PintoV.,Varun,Wanasinghe.M,Jayasinghearachchi T., Herath A . Evaluation of Knowledge and attitude on End of life decisions in a sample of medical professionals and professional academics of non-medically related disciplines I Sri Lanka Presented and published at the Proceedings of the 4th NWAC World Anaesthesia Convention, Bangkok, Thailand, April 23-27, 2013

  26. PintoV.,Varun R.,Wanasinghe.M,Jayasinghearachchi T., Herath A . End-of-life decisions Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference -APMEC –Singapore

  27. Pinto V, Jayasinharachchi D ,Wijesinghe D, Bandara S,Management of  critically  ill dengue, Proceedings of the International  Conference on Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic fever , Thailand 2013

  28. Pinto MVG, Jayasinghearachchi TMK, Wanasinghe WMMPB , Herath HMTA2 , Varun R2, “Heartburn in Young ’Prevalence of uninvestigated dyspepsia among young adults Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2013 ;58

  29. Pinto MVG, Jayasinghearachchi TMK, Wanasinghe WMMPB , Herath HMTA , Varun R. “Raise To Breath” ;Audit on Post-Operative Patient Positioning and Ventilatory Parameters in Post-Operative Wards Following Recovery Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2013:60

  30. Galketiya KB, Pinto V ,Jayasooriya U; Resection of retrosternal goiter – comparison of median strenotomy and thoracoscopic resection; Proceedings of the Annual Academic Session of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka – August 2013:34

  31. Galketiya KB, Pinto V ,Jayasooriya U, Rohankumar, C Solangarachchi, N Weerasinghe, D Gamage . Use of thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy for the relief of chronic pancreatic pain . Proceedings of the Annual Academic session of the college of surgeons of Sri Lanka – August 2013: 35-36

  32. Pinto MVG,Eriyawa, Senasinghe T, Weerasinghe SDK, Kumarasiri PVRKnowledge and attitudes about anaesthesia among general public Proceedings of the PGIM Sessions July 2013: 142-143

  33. Pinto MVG,Eriyawa WMABW, Senasinghe TMRP, Weerasinghe SDK,Varun R  Kumarasiri PVRA study on knowledge and attitudes towards end-of-life decisions of medical and non medical professionals and  a sample of Clergymen of main religions in Sri Lanka  Proceedings of SLMA Sessions

  34. Pinto MVG, Wanasinghe WMMPB, Jayasinghearachchi TMK, Varun R, Herath HMTA,Prevelance of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting and the appropriateness of simplified Apfel-score in its prediction while considering other risk factors Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2013: 59

  35. Pinto MVG, Herath HMTA , Varun R, Jayasinghearachchi TMK, Wanasinghe WMMPB An Audit on Post-Operative Duration of Fasting on Patients Underwent Elective Surgeries.Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2013: 62

  36. V Pinto., M Wanasinghe., R Varun, T Jayasinghearachchi. , A Herath Evaluation of the performance of medical students In Viva Sessions, After  Exposed to a Mock Viva as Examiners,Candidates or Observer Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference -APMEC –Singapore 2013

  37. V.Pinto, M Wanasinghe, R Varun, T Jayasinghearachchi, A Herath Evaluation of the performance of medical students in Viva sessions, after exposed to a Mock Viva as examiners, Candidates or ObserversPublished in Medical Education 2013;47 (Suppl. 2) : 1-16:3

  38. V Pinto, KB Galketiya , DK Jayasingharachchi Career preferences of medical undergraduates of Sri Lanka and the influence of exposure in the curriculum Presented at the Annual Congress of Sri Lanka Medical Association 2014 and Abstract published in the proceedings of the session.

  39. PintoV, Jayasinghearachchi DNK, Bandara WRSM, Wijesinghe PDLR, Career preferences of medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Presented and published in the Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference - APMEC –Singapore 2014

  40. I.Dharmarathna ,V. Pinto, R.L.A.R. Ranaweera. Outcome of the patients transferred to and discharged from the ICU Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2014

  41. KB Galketiya., V Pinto, Posterior mediastinal thoracoscopic surgeries; adaptations and observations Proceedings of the SLMA Sessions 2014; 149

  42. Pinto MVG, Nawarathne C, Rajapakse RMPAC, Rathnayake  RMD, Hemechandra SGHD Knowledge and attitudes on anaesthesia among general public: do we need to worry? Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka February 2015 2015;78

  43. Pinto, MVG, Kumarasinghe DSD, Rajapakse RMPAC, Rathnayake  RMD, Hemechandra SGHD, R Varun, SK Gunasekera Back Home for dinner: an audit on possibility of day case surgeries. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka February 2015  2015;75

  44. WGP Kanchana ,NR Kumarasinghe, RAA Shaminda , KB Galketiya, MVG Pinto, R Perera, LAMJ Dissanayake , MBTD Rajapakshe ,WGDH Bandara ,WMNK Wijesuriya , Thoracoscopic Splanchnicectomy for chronic pancreatic pain, Published at the Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The Kandy Society of Medicine , Sri Lanka 2016;68

  45. AKBBTB Samarasinghe , KB Galketiya, AD Darmapala, RN Waduge, S Wijethunga, NVI Rathnathunga , LAMT Dissanayake, WMNK Wijesuriya, WGDH Bandara, MBTB Rajapaksha, E Theswa,  Demography and Histology of Whipple Surgery ,Published at the Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The Kandy Society of Medicine , Sri Lanka 2016;67

  46. SKV Gunasekara , MDP Gunasena, N kumarasinghe , RAA Shaminda, GWGDD Galahawela , AHMAH Abayasinghe , BAM Premadasa, V Pinto , R perera, KB Galketiya, Evaluation of Laparoscopic Transhiatal Oesophagectomy , Published at the Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The Kandy Society of Medicine , Sri Lanka 2016;70

  47. V Pinto, KB Galketiya,  GWGDD Galahawela , AHMAH Abayasinghe , BAM Premadasa, Do they know what they do ?  The Knowledge necessary when approaching a tree to cut , Published and  Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The Kandy Society of Medicine , Sri Lanka 2016;73

  48. V Pinto, D Madagedara ,  GWGDD Galahawela , AHMAH Abayasinghe , BAM Premadasa, Can the Natural sleeping position have any impact on the area of lung involvement in Respiratory Disease, Published at the Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of The Kandy Society of Medicine , Sri Lanka 2016; 71

  49. MVG Pinto, KB Galketiya, BAM Premadasa, AHMAH Abayasinghe, GWGDD Galahawela, DMILC Dasanayake ,The incidence of Phantom Limb Pain after traumatic and elective surgical limb amputation in Sri Lanka ; poster presentation at The annual International Research Conference  of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) 2016
International
  1. Pinto V Technique of  Teaching- Wrong scenario followed by right Presented and published in the proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of Medical education  held in Malaysia AMEA 2011

  2. Pinto V, Amarasinghe U, Thenuwara B, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearachchi SU Scenario based teaching – Teaching with a role play “can that be more effective than lectures for training management of clinical cases and emergencies in Medicine Presented and published at the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of Medical Education held in Malaysia AMEA 2011

  3. Pinto V , Ranasinghe S, Pethiyagoda K,Thenuwara GB,Weerabahu WMSK, Can Spinal spread be changed with blood or CSF sodium concentration Presented and published in the proceedings of the South Asian congress of Anaesthesia SARCCA  held in India Awarded the 2nd prize for the best poster 2011

  4. Pinto V, Weerakoon R, Mahawithana A. The change of lung fnctions and oxygenation by adapting the patients normal sleeping posture in comparison to supine or semi recumbent position while ventilating in the ICU. Presented and published in the South Asian congress of Anaesthesia SARCAA  held in India 2011

  5. Pinto V , Weerakoon RK To determine the association between serum Mg levels and the progression of medical illnesses Proceedings of the South Asian congress of Anaesthesia SARCAA  held in India 2011:13

  6. V Pinto., M Wanasinghe., R Varun, T Jayasinghearachchi. , A Herath Evaluation of the Performance of Medical Students In Viva Sessions, After  Exposed to a Mock Viva as Examiners,Candidates or Observers. Presented as a poster and published in the proceedings of the  Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference -APMEC –Singapore 2013 Published in Medical Education 2013;47(suppl.2):1-16, 3 not claimed at 2.1b

  7. V.Pinto, K.Galketiya Dissection of a massive retrosternal goiter thoracoscopic approach,  Presented and published in proceeding of the 4th NWAC World Anaesthesia Convention, Bangkok, Thailand, April 23-27, 2013

  8. Pinto V.,Varun R.,Wanasinghe.M, Jayasinghearachchi T., Herath A . Evaluation of Knowledge and attitude on End of life decisions in a sample of Medical professionals and professional academics of non-medically related disciplines In Sri Lanka Presented and published in the proceedings at 4th NWAC World Anaesthesia Convention, Bangkok, Thailand, April 23-27, 2013

  9. Pinto V.,Varun R.,Wanasinghe.M,Jayasinghearachchi T., Herath A . End-of-life decisions Presented and published in the proceeding of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference -APMEC –Singapore 2013

  10. Pinto V, Jayasinharachchi D ,Wijesinghe D, Bandara S, Management of  critically  ill dengue, Presented at the International  Conference on Dengue and Dengue Haemorragic fever , Thailand 2013

  11. Pinto V1, Jayasinghearachchi DNK2, Bandara WRSM2, Wijesinghe PDLR2 Career preferences of medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference - APMEC –Singapore 2014
Invited Lectures at Annual Scientific Sessions
  1. Annual Scientific Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Management of Cardiac failure) 2009
  2. International Annual Scientific Congress PeMSAA (Mangement of fever as an intensivist) 2009
  3. College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka 2009– Workshop Intensive care for postgraduates 2009
  4. International Annual Scientific Congress PeMSAA (Sepsis) 2010
  5. Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Pulminologists (Arterial blood gases) 2011
  6.  International conference SARCAA held in India Ethical situations in south Asian countries – (Sri Lankan perspective) 2011
  7. Annual Scientific session Sri Lanka Association of study of Pain (SLASP) (Management of postoperative pain) 2011
  8. Annual Scientific session Sri Lanka Association of study of Pain(SLASP) 2012 (management of backache)
  9.  Annual Scientific Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Liberal’ vs. ‘restrictive’ perioperative fluid therapy) 2012
  10. Annual Scientific Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Challengers in Intensive care management of  Dengue) 2013
  11. Annual academic sessions  Sri Lanka  College of Pulminologists  Respire 5 – (Sepsis) 2013
  12. Annual Scientific Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka    (Transfusion triggers in ICU practice) 2014
  13. Annual Academic  Sessions, College of Pulminologists  Respire 6 – (Ventilation) 2014
  14. International conference on Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Ethical dilemmas in Obstetric critical care ) 2014
  15. Foundation sessions College of Physicians – (Ethical dilemmas in critical care medicine) 2014
  16. Annual Congress Sri Lanka Medical Association SLMA –  (Management of bleeding in Intensive care )2014
  17. Annual Scientific Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Ethical Issues in Anaesthesia and critical care ) 2015
  18. Academic sessions Critical care  Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Role of Lactate) 2016
  19. Academic sessions  Crirical care Sessions - College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka (Acute Kidny Injury) 2016
  20. Annual Scientific Sessions Precongress workshop) - College of Surgeons  of Sri Lanka (Symposium on Trauma ) 2016
  21. Annual Academic  Sessions, College of Pulminologists  Respire 8 – (ARDS) 2016
 
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