Prof. Neelakanthi Ratnatunga
Senior Professor of Pathology  

Office Address

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
Telephone  +94 812223918

Educational /Professional qualifications

MBBS,  D.Path.  MD Pathology, PhD, FRCP Edin

Research Interest
Renal Pathology in Sri Lanka,  Tissue response to infections and infestations
Positions Held
  • Professor of Pathology Cadre chair
  • Senior Professor of Pathology 

Membership and Awards (Selected)

Presidents Research Bonus 1999
NSF Award 2010
Commonwealth Medical fellowship 1988-89
Senior Commonwealth fellowship 2007- for 6 months


Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects)

  • Renal Pathology in Sri Lanka.
  • Development of staining techniques in histochemistry,  and immuno histochemistry  for use in laboratories in
    Sri Lanka.
  • Study of tissue reactions to infections and infestations.
Academic field 


Educational interest
  • Teaching Pathology in interesting and   relevant manner to  undergraduate medical students.
  • Post graduate teaching conducting training programmes for  Diploma and MD in histopathology.
  • Developing the pathology museum in the department.
Selected Research publications
  • Siriwardena, B.S.M.S., Jayasinghe, R.D., Ratnatunge, N., Tilakaratne, W.M.,Solitary mastocytoma: A rare presentation on the buccal mucosa. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2013. 2(3):174-
  • Hormone receptor expression and Her2neu amplification in breast carcinoma in a cohort of Sri Lanka.Ratnatunga N Liyanapathirana LVC Ceylon Medical Journal 2007 52 94 ) 133-136
  • A clinic pathological study of  primary IgA nephropathy in Sri Lanka Ratnatunga Neelakanthi  Wazil AWM  Abeysekera DTDJ Ceylon Medical Journal 2007 16 (2) 5-41
  • Acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis with atypical presentation in Sri Lanka adults- clinical features and outcome. Ratnatunga N   Wazuk AWM    Ariyaratne C Ceylon Medical Journal 2009 54 (3) 101
  • Profile of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in Sri Lankans. Is there an increased risk of ancillary pathologies in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Siriweera HE    Ratnatunga NVI Journal of thyroid research 2010 Article ID 124264, 5 Pages
  • A histopathologyical study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka Herath CHP Ratnatunga NVI et al
    Ceylon Medical Journal 2010 55 (4) 106-11
  • Correlation between the Estrogen Progesterone receptor status and Her2neu expression of primary breast carcinoma and lymph node metastases in a Sri Lankan population Dissanayaka IU  Ratnatunga N
    In press Ceylon Medical Journal 2011


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