Prof. A.M.S.D.M. Dissanayake
Office Address

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.


Telephone 0812396263  
Educational /professional qualifications

Ph. D (London) - University of London
MD- Haematology - University of Colombo                                                
D. Path – University of Colombo


Research Interests

  • Haemoglobinopathies in Sri Lanka
  • Nutritional Anaemia
  • Toxicology
  • Chronic Renal Failure of Unknown Aetiology of Sri Lanka
  • History of Medicine
Clinical interest  


Educational Interests 
  • Haematology
  • Toxicology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
On-going work  - Research
  • Laboratory tests for toxicological investigation.      
  • Epidemiology   aetiology of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin – North Central Province of Sri Lanka
  • Haemoglobinopathies and  thalasimic syndrome.
  • G6P D Deficiency prevalence and molecular aspect.
Clinical interest with a short description of the on-going work in each area
  • Laboratory diagnosis of hemolytic anaemia.
  • Laboratory Guiltily assurance.
  • Investigation of bleeding disorders.
Educational interests and programs- undergraduate
  • Medical  ( Haematology, Pathology, Clinical Pathology)
  • Denta   ( Haematology, Clinical Pathology)
  • Allied Health Science ( Medical Laboratory Science)
Postgraduate training programs

Trainer in     - Haematology Transfusion Medicine                         
For                  1. Certificate in Pathology
                        2. Diploma in Pathology
                        3. M D Haematology
                        4. Diploma in Transfusion Medicine
                        5. M D Transfusion Medicine

Membership and Awards (Selected)

1. Dr E.A Coorey memorial scholarship for advanced level results
1. Mr P.B. Panabokke memorial prize for Forensic Medicine
2. Dr Niomi Thiyagaraja prize for Gynaecology
3. Dr H.M.Peris prize for Obstetrics
Gold Medals:
1. Maneckbhoy Dadabhoy Gold Medal for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Merit Position: 1st in the common merit list for Final MBBS in Sri Lanka (1987)

Positions held (Selected)   
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Pathology
  • Acting Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from February 2007
  • Member of University Senate, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
  • Member of Board of Discipline, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2004
  • Warden, Ramanathan Hall, University of Peradeniya from 2006
  • Member, Sports Advisory and Physical Education Committee, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2004
  • Chairman, Student Matters Committee. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya from 2003
  • Member, Board of Study in Pathology, Postgraduate Institute in Pathology, University of Colombo from 2003
Selected Research publications
  1. Jayasekera, J.M.K.B., Dissanayake, D.M., Gunaratne, M.D.N., Amunugama K., Estimation of 24 hour protein in CKD patients by analyzing the protein/ creatinine ratio of four spot urine samples. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 2013 Mar. 3(3):
  2. Jayasekera, J.M.K.B., Dissanayake, D.M., Gunaratne, M.D.N., Sivakanesan, R., Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown origin North Central region of Sri Lanka:  case control study. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2013. 4(4): 455-8.            
  3. Jayasekera, J.M.K.B., Dissanayake, D.M., Gunaratne, M.D.N., Thilakarathna, S., Sivakanesan, R., Agricultural and life style related risk factors of chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology: case control study. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical sciences. 3(12):21-29.
  4. Efficacy of low dose dexamethasone in severe thrombocytopenia caused by dengue fever: a placebo controlled study, S. A. M. Kularatne, C. Walathara, S. I. Mahindawansa, S. Wijesinghe, M. M. K. Pathirage, P. V. R. Kumarasiri, A. M. S. D. M. Dissanayake, Post Graduate Medical Journal 2009: 000 0-5
  1. A case report of acute methhaemoglobinaemia after massive nitrobenzene ingestion. P. M. S. Perera, F. Shihana, K. Kularatne, Dammika. Dissanayake , A. H. Dawson, British Medical Journal case reports 2009 [doi: 10, 1136/bcr 07. 2008.0515]
  2. Neonatal purpura fulminans caused by protein C deficiency .S. Bandara, K.P.G. Dissanayake,  A. U. Kariyawasam, Dhammika Dissanayake  Sri lanka Journal of Child Health Volume 38, September 2009
  1. A Simple Quantitative Bedside test to determine Methhaemoglobin  Fathima Shihana, Dhammika Menike Dissanayake, Nicholas Buckley, Andrew Hamilton Dawson.   Annals of Emergency medicine Volume 55, No 2,  February 2009
  1. Identification and establishment of protein profile in the gingival crevisial fluid of patients with chronic periodontitis using gel electrophoresis. Upul B dissanayake, Ananda Chandrasekera, Dhammika M. Dissanayake Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2007: 16(2): 29-34





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