Dr. M.G.D.V.K. Kiridana
Senior Lecturer
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
+94 81 239 6411
Educational /Professional Qualifications
MBBS(SL), MD(Col), DCH(Col) MRCPCH (UK), SCOPE certified (World Obesity Federation)
Current Positions
  • Member of the Board of studies in PGIS, University of Peradeniya
  • Member of the Faculty Research Committee
  • Senior Student Councilor
  • Faculty Representative of the Sexual and Gender Based Harassment and Violence (SGBHSV) committee of University of Peradeniya, 2019-2022
  • Member of the Ethical Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  • Department representative of the Faculty Quality Assurance Committee
Positions Held
  • Faculty Representative of SGBHSV committee
  • Joint Social Secretary, KSM
  • Secretary - Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (PeMSAA)
  • Joint Secretory of the Kandy Society of Medicine, 2015-2016
  • Hony. Treasurer of the Kandy Consultants Association, 2015- 2017
  • Held the post of chairman of the post graduate library at the teaching hospital, Peradeniya from July/2002 to Dec/ 2003.
  • Trained as an English Teacher in the District English Language Development Centre
Research Interest
  • Paediatric Growth & Development , Obesity
  • Currently reading a PhD on modifiable risk factors of childhood obesity
Participation in Continuous medical education programs
  • National Instructor in (APLS) Advanced Paediatric Life Support group of Sri-Lanka College of Paediatricians
  • National Instructor in (NLS) Neonatal Life Support group of Sri-Lanka College of Paediatricians. I have regularly instructed in the above two courses held in different parts of the country. The participants of these courses range from intern House Officers to post graduate trainees and Consultants
  • National Trainer in Essential Newborn Care: the target groups are Midwifes, Nurses and Medical Officers
Guest Lectures
  • 42nd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine, 2020
  • 14th Intenational Medical Congress of the Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association(PeMSAA), 2018
  • Matale Clinical Society, 2019
  • Paediatric Nutrition workshop for District Medical Officers, Matale, 2019
  • “What to do in Paediatrics” Seminar for Medical Officers, 2019
  • Resource person of the Public Health Seminar conducted by Kandy Society of Medicine, July, 2019
  • 34th Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine,2012
  • Foundation Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine, 2016
  • Several invited lectures at CME programme, organized by the Kandy Society of Medicine at TH Kandy.
  • Annual Academic Sessions of Sri-Lanka College of Paediatricians, 2009
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