Prof. T. Kudagammana
Professor in Paediatrics
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya,
+94 81 239 6410
Educational /Professional Qualifications
MBBS(SL.), MD(Col), DCH(Col), DAA(India)
Current Positions
  • President - Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (PeMSAA)
  • Honorary Secretary Faculty Ethics Review Committee)
Positions Held
  • Head, Department of Paediatrics 2016-2019
Research Interest
  • Childhood micro nutrition deficiencies
  • Paediatric Respirology and allergies
Workshops/ Seminars undergraduate or postgraduate, conducted on a regular basis
  • Coordinator in International workshop in Paediatric allergy and asthma 2018
  • Coordinator in International conference on Paediatric allergy and asthma 2017
  • CEPELS life support course 2010 to 2014
  • Advanced Paediatric life support provider course 2010
  • Advanced Paediatric life support May 2006, 2010
  • Neonatal life support Dec 2005
  • Leadership and management for doctors June 2007, in Manchester UK
  • Workshop on neonatal ventilation 7-10th April 2008 Colombo
Postgraduate training programmes
  • Coordinator of Paediatric grand ward round for post graduate trainees in Pediatrics, Radiology meeting and journal club for medical officers at Teaching hospital Peradeniya
National and international contributions
  • Coordinator - Development in Core Curriculum in Paediatrics for Medical Undergraduates
  • Honorary Secretary - Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya 2017-2018
Special Achievements / Involvements
  • Regular resource person at Advanced pediatric life support courses conducted by The college of Paediatrician
  • Certified APLS instructor
  • Instructor in Neonatal life support
  • Instructor in Central province pediatric life support
  • certified instructor and cordiator of the 5 day course on Essential Newborn Care for health workers
  • Regular resource person in CME programmes for the health care staff
  • Council member and social secretary of Kandy society of medicine
  • Editor Sri Lanka journal of medicine from 2011 to 2014
  • Development of the PBU General Hospital Hambantota to a functioning neonatal ICU
  • Active participation in the establishment of the Paediatric Renal   Transplantation Programme at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya
  • Coordinator of postgraduate training for post graduate trainees in Pediatrics
  • Member of the Institutional ethical review committee, Faculty of Medicine, university of Peradeniya
  • Member of Asian Pacific society of respirology
Clinical governance activities
  1. D Samarage, S de Silva, S T Kudagammana, Audit of Paediatric Intensive Care facilities provided at Teaching Hospital setting, abstracts presented at the Annual sessions of Kandy Society of medicine 2005
  2. Audit on management of suspected Meningococcal disease in children. presented at the audit presentation day at Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth, UK on the 25th of May 2006
  3. Audit on management of patients with cystic fibrosis in a district general hospital presented at GlanClwyd hospital Rhyl, UK on 22nd of January 2007
  4. Kumara NPS, Nawaratna NMTS, KudagammanaST;audit on patients admitted with gastroenteritis presented at Uwa Medical society annual sessions 2008
  5. Dr. Darshanie P. Seneviratne ,A.M.Rajitha D.Abeysinghe , Sudharshana Pallewatte ,ST.Kudagammana; audit on patients transferred in and out of Base Hospital Mahiyangana; presented at Uva Medical society annual sessions 2008
Guest lectures
    • Kandy society of Medicine annual academic sessions
    • IPEMSAA academic sessions
    • 5th PEMSAA Australasia congress 2016, Brisbane Australia. Preschool wheezing
    • 6th PEMSAA Australasia Congress 2018, Adelaide Australia. Glimmer of hope for Thalassemia patients
    • Mawanella Clinical society academic sessions 2018. Food allergy
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