Dr. Padmini Dahanayake
Senior Lecturer in Physiology

p.dahanayake@yahoo.com, padminid@pdn.ac.lk

Phone (Office) 071 8099722 / 081 2396293

+ 94 812389106

Office address Deparment of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya
Educational /Professional Qualifications

MBBS, MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Medical Physiology, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka
Teaching Experience 
2009 -To date:
  • Undergraduate teaching of Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences students
  • Post graduate teaching in Post graduate institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya
Research Interests 
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Auditory Neurophysiology
    • Auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
  • Visual Neurophysiology
    • Visual evoked potentials (VEP)
    • Electroretinography ERG)
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)
Technical/Research related skills 
  • Auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
  • Visual evoked potentials (VEP)
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)
Training and Experience
    • Clinical Neurophysiology Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka since 2009 to date
    • Trained in Visual Electrophysiology Techniques in National University of Singapore, National University Hospital and National University Health System of Singapore under Prof. Graham Holder, Professor in Clinical visual electrophysiology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdo
Prizes, Awards and Scholarships 

  1. Distinction in Anatomy    :        in Second MBBS -January 2003
  2. Distinction in   Physiology :       in second MBBS -January 2003
  3. Distinction in   Pharmacology :  in third MBBS part1 - August 2004
  4. Distinction in Parasitology  :       in third MBBS part1 - August 2004
  5. Distinction in Community Medicine:  in third MBBS part II -  October 2005
  6. Distinction in Pathology                    : in third MBBS part II - October 2005
  7. Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynecology : Final MBBS - May 2007


2007: Maneckbai Dadhabhoy Gold medal for Midwifery-Final MBBS

Prizes and Awards

2018: Best abstract award – Runner upto the abstract titledEffect of acute optic neuropathies on Light Peak: Dark trough ratio (Arden ratio) of electro-oculography” presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (JSCN) held from 8th- 9th   November 2018 in Japan

2015: Young scientist award in 8th Federation of the Asian Oceanian Physiological  
           Societies (FAOPS) congress in 2015-held in Thailand

2015:  K.N. Seneviratne Memorial Research Award – Physiology Society of Sri  
2015: Winner of INRC Travel Grant, awarded by the International Research 
           Center, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2004:  Dr. Craib Prize- Third examination for Medical Degrees (part I)

2007:  Naomi Thiagarajah memorial prize for midwifery-Final MBBS

2007:  Dr.H. M. Peiris prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Final MBBS

2007: Professor Kingsley de Silva prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Final MBBS

Positions Held in University and Professional Activities 
  • Theme coordinator of Annual sessions of Peradeniya University Research Sessions ( PURSE )  2012 held in July 2013
  • Faculty representative of the ceremonial committee of the Annual sessions of  Peradeniya International  University Research Sessions ( iPURSE )  held in July  2014
  •  Chief examiner of the excretion & reproduction module, MBBS undergraduate curriculum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya from 2015
  •  Examiner  of the post graduate MSC sports science examination in 2015
  • Module Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya  since 2013
  • Vice president of Faculty Teachers association, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for year 2013-2015
  • Served as an author for preparation of the Physiology Practical manual in 2010 and 2014 and 2015
  • Served as a student advisor for groups of students in batch 2008/09, 2009/10
  • Served as student mentor for group of students in batch 2011/12,2013/14,2014/15
  •  Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of Medicine held from 2009 to Date
  • Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of dental sciences
  • Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of allied Health Sciences
  • Member of the Research & Development unit, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya
  • Served as a Reviewer of the MSC sports programme, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya in 2015
  • Served as a Reviewer of the abstracts for the i-PURSE 2015 and 2016 sessions, University of Peradeniya
  • Member of the structure and function committee ,8th medical exhibition,2015 ,Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya
  • Senior student counsellor in University of Peradeniya-2020
Memberships in Professional bodies and other Associations 
  • Life Member, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
  • Life Member, Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM)


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