Prof. Sarathchandra Kodikara
Professor of Forensic Medicine
 
   
Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of  Peradeniya
kaskodikara@yahoo.com
071-8038486
081-2388083/ 081-2396607/ 081-2386601
081-2389106
   
   
Educational Qualifications
MBBS, MD, DLM, Attorney at law
 
Research Interest
Clinical Forensic Medicine, Forensic Pathology
 
Positions Held
  • Faculty Representative to the Local Steering Committee of the Erasmus Mundus Project, University of Peradeniya (2014-2015)
  • Director, Research & Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2014-2017)
  • Soft skill Coordinator, Student Affairs Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2014)
  • Academic Counsellor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya since January (2013).
  • Council Member College of Forensic Pathologists Sri Lanka (2006)
 
Awards and Memberships
  • National Merit Award for Research awarded by the National Research Council in 2012
  • The prize for the best scientific paper (medical section) at the 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science in 2007
  • An award granted by the Center of Forensic Science and Medicine, University of Toronto in recognition of the special academic distinction in research
  • • Scored the first place in order of merit among the first attempters at the Doctor of Medicine examination conducted by Post-graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
  • ‘Youngest lawyer’ at the ‘National Competition for Youth Record’ awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • ‘Youngest doctor’ at the ‘National Competition for Youth Record’ awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • M.S. Lin Scholar awarded by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member of the Justice Rapid Response roster of experts from 2012 August. (This is an international inter-governmental stand-by facility to deploy experts in case of international criminal law violations)
  • Member, Student Affairs Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya since January 2014
  • Member, Centre for Research in Tropical Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya since March 2014
  • Life member - College of Forensic Pathologists Sri Lanka
  • Life member - Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA
  • Member of the SLMA committees of ‘Alcohol & Tobacco’. ‘Ethics’ and Road Traffic Accident Prevention’ - Sri Lanka Medical Association – 2006
  • Member, Board of Study in Forensic Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Life member - Indo-Pacific Association of Law Medicine & Science
  • Life member - Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka
  • Life member - Bar Association of Sri Lanka
  • Editorial board membership - Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Editorial board membership - Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine Science and Law
  • Editorial board membership - Journal of Hospital Administration
  • Editorial board membership - Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka
 
Recent Publications
  • Kodikara S, Kudagama KM. Trap Gun: An Unusual Firearm, Aimed at Wild Animals But Causing a Silent Epidemic of Human Fatalities. American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology. 2014;35(1):1-3.
  • Kodikara S. Over-a-Century-Old Death Investigation System in Sri Lanka: An Appraisal for Reforms. American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology. 2013;34 (3):283-285
  • Kodikara S. A Death Following Hemopericardium Due to Rupture of a Right Ventricular Aneurysm Due to a Congenital Ventricular Septal Defect. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2013;58(Supplement s1):S258–S260.
  • Kodikara S, Paranitharan P, Pollanen MS. The role of the Armanni-Ebstein lesion, hepatic steatosis, biochemical analysis and second generation anti-psychotic drugs in fatal diabetic ketoacidosis. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2013;20(2):108–111
 
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