Prizes and Awards 2017

  1. E M Wijerama Award

PP 081: Factors associated with the decision on kidney transplantation among advanced chronic kidney disease patients attending the District General Hospital Polonnaruwa

Sandaruwanie PKS1, De Silva Weliange AASH2

  1. S E Seneviratna Award

OP 053: Evaluation of pharmacodynamic properties and safety of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon Cinnamon) in healthy adults: A phase I clinical trial

Ranasinghe P1, Ramanayake V1, Jayawardena R2, Pigera S1, Wathurapatha WS1, Premakumara GAS3, Katulanda P4, Constantine GR4, Galappaththy P1

  1. H K T Fernando Award

PP 046: Height measurement technique in osteoporosis patients

Kottahachchi DC1, Gao F2, Sztal-Mazer S2, Topliss DJ2

  1. Sir Nicholas Attygalle Award

PP 044: Determinants of balance confidence (BC) and standing balance performance (SBP) in stroke survivors with hemiplegia

Sandaruwan MHH1, Fernando ADA2

  1. Wilson Peiris Award

PP 037: Attitudes on diabetic nephropathy in parents of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and increased urinary albumin excretion: a qualitative study

Wijewickrama ES1, Liyanage UA1, Samaranayake D1, Mythily S1, De Abrew K1, Wijesuriya M2

  1. Daphne Attygalle Award for the best paper in Cancer

PP 083: Implementation of multi-gene panel testing for hereditary cancer predisposition in Sri Lanka: Initial experiences

Sirisena UND1, Neththikumara N1, Wetthasinghe K1, Herath L1, Dissanayake VHW1

PP 129: Detection of human papillomavirus in patients with oral and oropharyngeal carcinomas

Samaraweera B1, Abeynayake JI1

  1. Sir Frank Gunasekera Award for the best paper in Community Medicine

OP 042: An islandwide hospital based epidemiological survey of haemoglobinopathies and an assessment of standards of care in 23 centres

Premawardhana AP1, Mudiyanse RM2, Jifri MN3, Nelumdeniya UBP4, Silva DPSI5, Nizri AHM5, Rajiyah MOF1, de Silva TUN6, Pushpakumara KRC7, Dissanayake DMR8, Jansz M9, Rifaya MI10, Navarathne NMUSB11, Arambepola WWMM12, Thirukumaran V13, Vaidyanatha USDeS14 , Mendis D14, Weerasekara KP14, De Silva NN14, Meththananda DSG1, Oliveri NF15, Weatherall DJ16

  1. Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Award for the best paper in Tropical Medicine

PP 002: Plasmodium vivax relapses: a challenge to the prevention of reintroduction of malaria

Dharmawardena P1, Premaratne R2, Fernando SD3

  1. Special Prize in Cardiology

PP 093: Characteristics of young patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction; A single centre experience

Bandara HGWAPL1, Kogulan T1, Jegavanthan A1, Jayasekara NMTC1, Kodithuwakku NW1, Siribaddana MAH1, Dolapihilla SNB1, Jayawikcreme SR1, Sirisena TS1, Weerakoon WMG1

  1. S Ramachandran Award for the best Scientific Communication in Nephrology

OP 069: A randomized (double blind) control trial of corticosteroids and doxycycline in patients presenting with acute interstitial nephritis from Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology endemic regions

Badurdeen MZ1, Nanayakkara N4, Wazil AWM2, Ratnatunga NVI2, Abeysekara DTJ1, Rajakrishna P4, Thinnarachchi J4, Kumarasiril PVR3, Welagedera DMSDKD4, Rajapaksha RMNN4, Alwis APD4

  1. The Sri Lanka Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics award for the Best Paper in Pharmacology

OP 054: Pharmacokinetics of zinc in pre-diabetes after oral zinc administration

Ranasinghe P1, Ramanayake V1, Galappaththy P1, Jayawardena R2, Wathurapatha WS1, Katulanda P3, Constantine GR4

  1. SLMA Prize for the best Poster

PP 004: Diagnostic challenges and case management of the first imported case of Plasmodium knowlesi reported in Sri Lanka

Ranaweera D1, Danansuriya M1, Pahalagedera K2, Gunesekera KTDeA1,  Dharmawardena P1, Hapuarachchi HC3, Herath HDB1, Fernando SD4

PP 084: The relationship between the levels of motor functions and balance in post-stroke patients

Sandeepani HMV1, Dissanayake WDN2

 

Research Grants

  1. SLMA-Glaxo Welcome Research Grant – Awarded to Dr. W M D G Bandara for the project titled ‘Evaluation of antimicrobial potential of silver nano preparations synthesized from Sri Lankan medicinal plants
  2. SLMA Research Grant – not awarded
  3. Thistle Jayawardena SLMA Research Grant for Intensive and Critical Care – not awarded