Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Meegoda Kankanange Dona Lalitha Meegoda
Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka

Email- meegodal@yahoo.com meegoda@sjp.ac.lk

Date of Birth                                        : 05.01.1964

Citizenship                                            : Sri Lankan

Civil Status                                           : Married

Office Address                                    :Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of

Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Permanent Address                            : 326/4/5, Nawana Mawatha, Awissawella Road, Kelanimulla, Angoda.

Mobile                                     : +94 777793020

Field of Experience                                        :Nurse Educator (Nursing Schools and University), Educational

Material Preparation and Curriculum Development in Nursing, Cancer Palliative Care, Research, Review abstracts, Edit module lessons, Moderate assessment papers, Development of modules, Development of Multimedia educational material, Nursing curriculum editing, Review post graduate and undergraduate research proposals and Evaluation of conference research papers. General Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Infection Control Nursing, Nurse Midwife, Palliative care nursing and management in Nursing.

[Years of experience in nursing field- 32 years (1987-2019)]

Educational Qualifications

  1. 1.      PhD (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)                                        2015
  2. 2.      Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education                                           2011
    1. 3.      Master of Sciences in Nursing                                                                                                                    2002
      University of Adelaide –South Australia
    2. 4.      English Course for nursing tutors and paramedical tutors in the

Department of Health Affiliated with University of Colombo                                  2004

  1. 5.              Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing                                                                                                                 1998
    Open University of Sri Lanka
  2. 6.              Registration as Midwife                                                                                                                                1999
    Sri Lanka Medical Council

8. Certificate in Midwifery                                                                                             1997

Post Basic School of Nursing--Colombo

  1. 7.              Diploma in Teaching and Supervision                                                                      1999
    Post basic School of Nursing –Colombo
  2. 8.              Diploma in English                                                                                                   1996
    Aquinas Collage Colombo
  3. 9.              Registration as Nurse                                                                                                                                     1991
  4. 10.       Diploma in Nursing                                                                                                                                        1987
    Publications
    1. Amarasinghe, DII and Meegoda, MKDL (2019). Nurses role in the process of breaking bad news. New Vision, Educational Publication of Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka. Volume 08:Issue 1. ISSN 2613-8735.
    2. Amarasinghe, DII and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Self-reported knowledge and skills of nurses in the process of breaking bad news. Proceedings of International Conference on History, Trends and Recent advancements in medical and nursing sciences in Punjab, India.
    3. 3.      Meegoda MKDL, Fernando DMS, Sivayogan, S., Atulomah NOS. An exploration of nurses’ perception towards provision of cancer palliative care. Proceedings of 7th Annual International Conference on Global Healthcare, 23rd – 24th July 2018, Singapore. ISSN 2251-3833. Doi:10.5176/2251-3833GHC18.110.
    4. 4.      Meegoda MKDL, Fernando DMS, Atulomah NOS et al. Improvement of nurses’ skills following a hybrid model educational intervention on cancer palliative care. International Journal of Health Sciences. Res. 2018; 8(5):196-203. ISSN: 2249-9571
    5. 5.      Meegoda MKDL& Fernando DMS & Sivayogan S &Atulomah, NOS &Marasinghe, RB, 2018. "Domiciliary Care Providers Views on Provision of Palliative Care for their Cancer Patients," Cancers Review ISSN(e): 2408-9273,

Conscientia Beam, Asian Medical Journals. Vol. 4(1), pages 1-7. DOI: 10.18488/journal.95.2018.41.1.7

  1. 6.              Meegoda L, Fernando S, Sivayogan S, Atulomah NO, Jayasiri J. Perceived palliative care needs of cancer patients, nurses and domiciliary care providers at a national cancer referral facility, Sri Lanka. Journal of Pioneer Medical Sciences 2015; 5(2):46-50.ISSN: 2309-7981
  2. 7.              Meegoda M. K. D. L. 2006. Why Nursing is important to the public; New Vision: Education Publications of graduate nurses foundation of Sri Lanka, Volume;1(8)
  3. 8.              Meegoda M. K. D. L. 2004. Hand washing. New Vision - Education Publications of graduate nurses foundation of Sri Lanka. Volume; 1(3).
  4. 9.              Gunasekara, C. and Meegoda M. K. D. L(2017). Critical care Nursing. Publication of Government Nurses Association
  5. 10.       Meegoda MKDL, Fernando DMS, Sivayogan S, Atulomah NOS. (2018). Needs and satisfaction on palliative care among cancer patients with regard to quality of life. GSTF Journal of nursing and Health Care. Volume 5 (1). ISSN 2345-7198. Available at: http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jnhc/article/view/1250 DOI: 10.5176/2345- 718X_5.1.169
  6. 11.       Fernando, DS.,Meegoda, MKDL, 2018. How our elderly people maintain their health related quality of life. New Vision, Educational Publication of Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka. Volume 07:Issue 1(2).
  7. 12.       Senarathna, HS. AndMeegoda, MKDL (2018). Cultural Competence of Nurses is a need in globalization. Journal of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka. Volume 34 No. 02. ISSN 2448-9417.September-2018.
  8. 13.       Jagoda, ET, Edirisinghe, EAKK and Meegoda, MKDL (2019). Evaluation of service quality in nursing and patient satisfaction: Perception of patients and student nurses. Accepted to publish the paper in the Proceedings of 2nd Global public health conference, 2019.

Abstract communications

1.Meegoda, M.K.D.L., Fernando, D.M.S., Jayasiri, J., 2010. Palliative care in Cancer Home Maharagama. 12th International Conference on Sri lankan Studies. Royal Asiatic Society of Sri lanka. March 2010. (Oral presentation)

2.Meegoda, M.K.D.L., Fernando, D.M.S., Jayasiri, J., 2010. Perceptions of nurses on palliative care provided to adult cancer patients in: NICM (National Institute of Cancer Maharagama). Annual academic sessions. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura 12th October 2010. Sri Lanka. (Poster presentation)

3. Meegoda, M.K.D.L., Fernando, D.M.S., Jayasiri, J., 2011. Views of Domiciliary Care Providers on Providing Palliative Care to Adult Cancer Patients in NICM (National Institute of

Cancer Maharagama, ShanthaSevana Hospice and Cancer Home Maharagama). 9th Annual Conference. American Psychosocial Oncology Society 11-13th February 2012. Florida. Psycho-Oncology. 21(Suppl. 1):1–134 (2012 DOI: 10.10002/pon.3029

  1. 4.         Meegoda, M.K.D.L.,Cleark, R., Jones, T. 2011. Hand Washing Technique: the experience of Sri Lankan Surgical Nurses. Infection Control Nurses Association Sri Lanka. 3rd Annual Scientific Sessions. 27th -28th October. National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo (Oral presentation).
  2. 5.         Karunarathna, S. Meegoda MKDL. 2011. Knowledge and attitude related to Tuberculosis among adult in-door patients in Colombo South Teaching Hospital.Annual Academic sessions: Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 18th November. Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (Oral presentation).
  3. 6.         Meegoda, M.K.D.L., Fernando, D.M.S., Jayasiri, J., 2012. Perceptions of domiciliary care providers on palliative care provided by them to the adult cancer patients in:NICM (National Institute of Cancer Maharagama), 8th Annual Conference. American Psychosocial Oncology Society 17-19th February 2011. California. Psycho-Oncology 2(Suppl. 1):1–134 (2012) DOI: 10.1111/j.1099- 1611.2011.03029.x
  4. 7.         Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, and Jayasiri, J. 2012. Palliative care needs of adult cancer patients at a national center in Sri Lanka. 1st Commonwealth Nurses Conference: Commonwealth Nurses Federation. 10th-11th March. Commonwealth Club, London, UK (Oral Presentation).
  5. 8.         Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando,DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS (2013). Need assessment for implementation of an educational intervention to improve nursing skills required to enhance cancer palliative care. 20th International conference of Indian Association of Palliative care. 8th – 10th February, Bangalore, India (Oral Presentation).
  6. 9.         Madurangi, EDG, Meegoda, MKDL (2013). Knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management among undergraduate nursing students in selected universities of Sri Lanka. International Conference on Public Health Innovations. 2nd – 4th May. Kalutara, Sri Lanka.
  7. 10.       Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando,DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B., Jayasiri, J. (2014). Development of an educational module to enhance the ability of nurses to provide palliative care to adult cancer patients. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. 13th – 14th August 2014, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka (Poster Presentation).
  8. 11.  Amaratunga,LGPS, Meegoda, MKDL (2014). Knowledge regarding risk factors for oral cancer among adult residents in Thalumpitiya area, Kegalle District. International Research Conference. Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. 21st and 22nd August.

12 Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B., Jayasiri, J. (2015). Knowledge and perceptions on cancer palliative care among Sri Lankan nurses: A qualitative study. International Research Sessions, Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka. 5th and 6th November.

13 Dodangoda, T. C., Meegoda, MKDL. (2015). Attitudes and willingness to participate for Pap smear test among married women in Ingiriya MOH area. International Research Sessions, Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka. 5th and 6th Novemver.

  1. 14.       Meegoda MKDL, Fernando DMS, Sivayogan S, Atulomah NOS and Marasinghe RB. (2016). Impact of an educational intervention for nurses on cancer palliative care. Scientific sessions 2016. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.8th April 2016. Oral Presentation.
  2. 15.       Fernando, KDS and Meegoda, MKDL (2016). Assess and compare health related quality of life among elders who live in their own home and elderly care homes. Scientific sessions 2016. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.8th April 2016. Oral Presentation.

16.Dodangoda, TC and Meegoda, MKDL (2016). Attitudes and factors associated with participation in Pap smear test among women in Ingiriya MOH area. Scientific sessions 2016. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.8th April 2016. Poster Presentation.

  1. 17.       Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2017). Self-reported palliative care skills (SRPCS) of nurses following a hybrid delivery model educational intervention. Congress 2017, The International Council of Nurses (ICN), Convention and Exhibition Center - Barcelona – Spain from May 27th to June 1st, 2017.
  2. 18.       Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2017). Needs and satisfaction on palliative care among cancer patients with regard to quality of life. Annual International Conference. 5th worldwide Nursing Conference. ISSN:2315-4330.

Singapore from 24th – 25th July.

  1. 19.       Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2017). Evaluation of palliative care skills of nurses following and educational intervention. 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference. Singapore from 26th – 29th July.
  2. 20.       Chandrika, MGR and Meegoda, MKDL (2017). A study on family perspectives of palliative care of cancer patients in Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka. BioInquirer Journal, The journal of the International Institute of Health Sciences, Research Studies. ISSN 2465-6232. Volume 3(1). November, 2017.

21.Hemalika, VAW and Meegoda, MKDL (2017). A study on nurses’ perception on confidentiality, privacy and security of heath information among nurses learning in Post Basic College of Nursing, Colombo. BioInquirer Journal, The journal of the International Institute of Health Sciences, Research Studies. ISSN 2465-6232. Volume 3(1). November, 2017.

  1. Dodangoda, TC and Meegoda, MKDL (2017). Attitudes, willingness to undergo a Pap smear test among married women in Ingiriya MOH area. National Health Research Symposium (NHRS­2017) 4th December BMICH, Sri Lanka.
  2. Kodagoda, ASK and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). The prevalence of depression among undergraduates                in Faculty                               of                 Medical                 Sciences,
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. National Health Research Symposium (NHRS­2018) July, INMH, Sri Lanka.
  3. Herath, HMD, Ahangama, AKGC, Adikari, AMC and andMeegoda, MKDL (2018). The prevalence of physical violence and associated factors among nurses working in National Institute of Mental Health, Sri Lanka. National Health Research Symposium (NHRS-2018) July, INMH, Sri Lanka.
  4. Dilrukshi, H and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Assessment of the prevalence of physical violence and associated factors on nurses working in National Institute for Mental Health Sri Lanka. National Health Research Symposium (NHRS-2018) July, INMH, Sri Lanka.
  5. Kodagoda, ASK and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). The prevalence of anxiety, stress and associated factors among undergraduates in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Book of Proceedings. International Conference on Health Sciences-2018. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 8th October. (Won the best poster presentation award)
  6. 27.    Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2018).Perception of patients on care received from nurses following an educational intervention on cancer palliative care. First International Conference, 2018 on Unfolding the Miseries of a cancer patient “Redefining Oncology Nursing” – Blending Cure with Care. Chief KhaslaDiwan International Nursing College, India. November 16th.
  7. Dissanayaka DMAP, Peiris-John R, Sivayogan, S andMeegoda, MKDL (2018).HPV vaccination in Sri Lanka; An analysis to build a strategy for awareness building in Sri Lanka. International Conference on “History, trends and recent advancements in Medical and Nursing Sciences: A holistic Perspective”. Dev Samaj Post Graduate College for Women, Ferozepur city, India. 13thth November 2018.
  8. Amarasinghe I andMeegoda, MKDL (2018). Self-reported knowledge and skills of nurses in the process of breaking bad news. International Conference on “History, trends and recent advancements in Medical and Nursing Sciences: A holistic Perspective”. Dev Samaj Post Graduate College for Women, Ferozepur city, India. 13thth November 2018.
  9. Jagoda, ET, Edirisinghe, EAKK and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Contributory factors of patient satisfaction on nursing care; Perception of patients. First research symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna. ISSN: 2659-2029.08th November 2018.
  10. Jagoda, ET, Edirisinghe, EAKK and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Assessment of patient satisfaction on nursing care; Perception of patients and experiences of nurse experts. Bio-Inquirer Research Forum 2018 “New dimentions in health: Creating a sustainable Health care safety net for all” held at International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka. 17th November 2018.
  11. Amarasinghe I andMeegoda, MKDL (2018). Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes of the Nurses in the Process of Breaking Bad News in a Government Hospital in Rathnapura District, Sri Lanka. Bio-Inquirer Research Forum 2018 “New dimentions in health: Creating a sustainable Health care safety net for all” held at International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka. 17th November 2018.
  12. Senarathna, HS and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Cultural skills of student nurses in Sri Lanka. Bio-Inquirer Research Forum 2018 “New dimensions in health: Creating a sustainable Health care safety net for all” held at International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka. ISSN 2465-6232. 17th November 2018.
  13. Jayanatha, KWMR and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Awareness of palliative care among student nurses in School of nursing Colombo. First research symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna. ISSN: 2659-2029. 08th November 2018.

35.Senarathna, HS and Meegoda, MKDL (2018). Assessment of the desire for cultural competency of student nurses in Sri Lanka. 3rd International Research Symposium on Pure and applied Sciences, University of Kelaniya, ISSN 2651-0448. 26th October 2018.

  1. Senarathna, HS andMeegoda, MKDL (2018). Cultural knowledge and cultural awareness of student nurses in Sri Lanka. International Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSSH) 2018 conducted by National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Sri Lanka. 13-14th December 2018.
  2. 37.  Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2018). Educational intervention for nurses to enhance their ability to provide palliative care to adult cancer patients.National Symposium on best practices for innovation on cancer prevention, control and palliative care – 2018. Conducted by the National Cancer Control Programme, Ministory of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  3. Jagoda, ET, Edirisinghe, EAKK and Meegoda, MKDL (2019). Service quality of nursing care and patient satisfaction in Sri Lanka: Perception of patients, student nurses and nursing professionals. 2nd Global public health conference. February 2019. (Won the best poster presentation award)

39.Jagoda, E. T, Edirisinghe, EAKK and Meegoda, MKDL (2019). Correlation between perceptions of patients on nurses' caring behavior and patient satisfaction in a teaching hospital in Southern province, Sri Lanka – Accepted for an oral presentation in ICN Congress 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 27 June - 1 July 2019.

  1. Senarathan, HS and Meegoda, MKDL (2019) Assessment of the cultural competence of student nurses in Sri Lanka.Accepted for an oral presentation in ICN Congress 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 27 June - 1 July 2019.
  2. 41.       Meegoda, MKDL, Fernando, DMS, Sivayogan,S. Atulomah, NOS, Marasingha. R. B. (2019). PRECEDE-PROCEED model to implement and evaluate the process of an educational intervention for nurses on cancer palliative care. Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC) in Perth. Conduct by Palliative Care Australia. Accepted for mini oral presentation.

Special Assignments

  • Appointed as the external board member of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo. For the period of three years from 1st February 2019.

Assignments

  • Wrote course units of Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical Nursing study modules for the Diploma in Nursing Programme – Open University of Sri Lanka                           2009
  • Prepare assessment papers for the first year final examination in Aurwedic Nursing School                                                                                                                 2009

. Committee member of Microbiology Module, Vedasa exhibition, USJP- 2009

  • Served as the convener of Bribery and Corruption Committee of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka.                                                                                                2011
  • Editedmodule lessons of Maternal and Neonatal Nursing, Open University of Sri Lanka. 2016
  • Done a lecture on Reflective thinking, reflective writing and peer         2016
    Learning for the TOT Programme for Principals and Nursing Tutors of the Schools of Nursing. Conducted by the Director Nursing (Nursing Education), Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine                                                                                                                 2016
  • Provided feedback and observations at the, Curriculum Development workshop- Master of Nursing Programme – Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka, 21st December                          2016
  • Served as an external reviewer for final year undergraduate research projects of BSc Nursing Progrmme, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kotelawala Defence University.                   2017
  • Appointed as an Unit Editor of sessions on Maternal, Neonatal and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka                                                     2017
  • Attended for two Media Presentations on Independent Television Network on Development of Nursing Profession and forintroduce the Nurses Day and its theme.                                                              2017
    • Served as reviewer for final year undergraduate research projects of B Pham Degree Progrmme, Department of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura.                                                                                        2017

  • Served assistance as a volunteer member to prepare a nationally
    applicable advocacy document and action plan coordinated

by Sri Lanka Medical Association                                                                                          2017

  • Revision of the Curriculum & By-laws of BSc. Nursing Honours Degree Programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of

Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                  2017

  • Member of technical Committee, Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference Singapore     2018
  • Appointed as an external reviewer for final year undergraduate research project
    intake 31, BSc Nursing degree programme, FAHS, KDU, Sri Lanka. 2018
    • Served as an Editor for the course unit of Maternal, Neonatal and Gynaecological Nursing in Open University of Sri Lanka                                                              2018
    • Appointed as an examiner for the 4th year 2nd semester supplementary (viva) examination of intake 31, BSc Nursing Degree Programme Faculty of Health Sciences-KothelawalaDefence University, June                                                                                          2018

Professional Career

July 2015 --To date                                           Senior Lecturer Grade II

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura Gangodawila, Nugegoda

Sri Lanka

March 2007 July 1st                                         Lecturer in Nursing

Dept. of Allied Health Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Sri Jayewardenepura Gangodawila, Nugegoda

Sri Lanka

January 1999- March 2007                           Nursing Tutor

School of nursing, Colombo, Sri Lanka

August 1998-January 1999                            Registered Nurse Midwife

De Zoysa Maternity Hospital Colombo 08

January1991--September 1997                    Registered Nursing Officer

National Hospital of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

October 1987--October 1990                         Student Nurse

School of Nursing, Colombo Sri Lanka

Memberships

  1. Committee Member of education committee– Sri Lanka Nurses Association (SLNA)          1991
  2. Committee Member of education committee– Sri Lanka Nurses Association (SLNA)          1994
  3. Assistant Treasurer & Member – Graduate Nurses

Foundation Sri Lanka (GNFSL)                                                                                                                    2009

  1. GNFSL Representative member of Organization of Professional                            2005
    Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA)
  2. Member of Faculty of Medical Sciences, Teachers Association, USJP                    2011
  3. Committee member of Information Technology Committee- Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP.                2011
  4. Life member, Organization of Professional Associations                                         2011
  5. Convener, Bribery and Corruption Committee, OPA                                               2012
  6. Committee member, Ethics committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association                  2013
  7. Vice president of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka              2014
  8. President, Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka                                     2016/2017
  9. Member, Asia Pacific Hospice, Palliative Care Network                                          2016
  10. Committee Member, Skills Development and Career Guidance Committee, OPA, 2016,2017&2018
  11. Committee Member, National Issues Committee, OPA

2016,2017&2018

  1. Committee Member, Membership committee, OPA             2016,2017,2018, 2019
  2. Committee member, Publication committee, OPA                            2017,2018, 2019
  3. Committee Member, Faculty of Medical Faculty Teachers Association

2017,2018

  1. Member, Palliative care Task Force, Sri Lanka Medical Association           2017,2018
  2. Member, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)2017

  1. Member, Technical committee, Worldwide Nursing Conference 2018 Singapore.
  2. Member, Technical committee, Worldwide Nursing Conference 2018

2017/2018

Singapore.

2019

  1. Member, Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka

2017

  1. Member of the Toastmasters Club, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2018

  1. Member of Student Welfare Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2018

  1. Member of the Disciplinary Committee – Organization of Professional Associations of Sri lanka

2018,2019

  1. Member of Control Programme, WedasaExibition

2018

  1. Member of First Aid Committee, WedasaExibition

2018

  1. Member of Cancer module, WedasaExibition

2018

Served as a resource person

 

 

Served as a resource person for the educational programme for nurses at Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital         2013

Served as a resource person for the educational Programme for nurses at Nikaveratiya Hospital 2013

Served as a resource person – Training programme on cancer control and prevention

for teaching staff of Schools of Nursing Sri Lanka                                                               2013

Served as a resource person at the consultative workshop organized by National

Cancer Control Programme for prepare national guidelines for palliative care                      2013

Served as a resource person for the educational Programme for nurses at Ampara Hospital

2014

Served as a resource person at the educational workshop on nursing process, conducted

by the Chief Nursing Officer, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. 16th June 2015

Served as a resource person at the educational workshop on nursing process, conducted by

the Chief Nursing Officer, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. 16th June          2015

Served as a resource person at the educational workshop on nursing Diagnosis and nursing care plan, conducted by the Chief Nursing Officer, Colombo South Teaching Hospital,

Sri Lanka. 16th June                                                                                                                                                           2015

Served as a resource person for the educational Programme for nurses on palliative care at Badulla Hospital                                                                                                                                                2015

Served as a resource person for palliative care workshop organized by Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Training Center                                                                                 2016

Served as a resource person for palliative care workshop organized by National School

of Nursing Sri Jayewardenepura.                                                                                                                                    2016

Served as a resource person for palliative care workshop organized by the National

School of Nursing Sri Jayewardenepura on 16th December                                                  2016

Served as a resource person delivering a lecture for nursing officers on student

supervision for the educational workshop and staff development activities

conducted by the Colombo South Teaching Hospital                                                            2017

Served as a resource person for the certificate course on palliative care        and end-of-life

care organized by the Nursing Director (Medical Series) Ministry of Health and Palliative Care Association Kuliyapitiya and Palliative Care Unit, Base Hospital Kuliyapitiya,

October                                                                                                                                   2017

Served as a resource person delivering a lecture for nursing officers on critical thinking for the educational workshop and staff development activities conducted by the

Colombo South Teaching Hospital                                                                                                                                 2017

Served as a resource person for the workshop to initiate palliative care liaison nurses conducted by Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital and Post Graduate Medical

Training Centre. 8th December                                                                                                                                        2017

Served as a resource person at the workshop on palliative care management for doctors and Nurses held at the National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka                                                                                      2018

Served as a resource person at the in-service Training Programme for

Nurses held at the National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Sri Lanka                            2018

Curriculum revision workshop at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Peradeniya on 01st November                                                                                                                 2018

Served as a resource person at the two day workshop on qualitative research methodology for doctors and Nurses held at the National Cancer Control Programme, Sri Lanka.

21st-22nd March                                                                                                                                                                    2019

Workshops attended

Communication, Team work, Public Relations and Documentation, conducted

by Rehabilitation Project, National Hospital of Sri Lanka                                                     1993

Infection Control conducted by Ministry of Health                                                              1993

Psychiatric Nursing- conducted by National Hospital of Sri Lanka                                      1993

Surgical Nursing- conducted by National Hospital of Sri Lanka                                           1994

HIV/AIDS prevention and care, conducted by Sri Lanka Nurses Association,

Sponsored by American Nurses Association and World Aids Foundation                           1995

Well Woman Clinics and Pap Smear Examination Conducted by

National Cancer Control Programme, Colombo                                                                                                          2004

Health Learning Material Production conducted by National Institute

of Health Sciences, Kalutara                                                                                                                                            2005

Disaster Management conducted by Sri Lanka Nurses Association                                      2006

Human Resource Development for Health- conducted by the Sri Lanka

Nurses Association                                                                                                                                                             2006

Complementary feeding TOT Programme, conducted by Family Health

Bureau, Colombo                                                                                                                    2006

Medical Writing- conducted by the Faculty of Medical Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepure                                                                                                                                 2007

Statistical packages for data analysis conducted by Applied Statistics

Association of Sri Lanka                                                                                                                                                   2007

Research Proposal Writing- conducted by the Graduate Nurses Foundation

of Sri Lanka                                                                                                                            2007

Peer Observation and Student Feedback conducted by the Faculty of

Medical Sciences                                                                                                                    2007

Teaching & Learning Methodology Conducted by University Staff

Development Committee                                                                                                                                                 2008

Qualitative Methods in Research Organized under the Human Reproductive

Health Reseach Programme of the World Health Organization                                             2008

Scientific Writing, organized by Faculty of Graduate Studies                                              2008

Operations Research in Population and Reproductive Health – Organized                            2009

under the Human Reproductive Health Research Programme of the

World Health Organization

Education Technology, conducted by Faculty of Medical Sciences                                      2010

Leadership, conducted by Commonwealth Nurses Association in collaboration

with the Sri Lanka Nurses Association                                                                                  2011

Palliative care nursing, organized by National Cancer Institute,                                            2012

Maharagama

Cancer prevention and control, organized by National Cancer Control                                 2013

Programme

Commemoration of International Cancer Survivorship Day                                                  2013

Module one of the programme to enhance the palliative care capacity                                  2014

and leadership conducted by Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network as the part of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, Singapore in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and National Cancer Control Programme, Sri Lanka.

Commemoration of International Cancer Survivorship Day                                                  2014

Certificate course on community based palliative care for nursing                                        2014

officers in Sri Lanka conducted by the National Cancer Control

Programme of Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, in collaboration with

The Shanthi Foundation, Australia and Australian Institute of

Palliative Medicine

Symposium on Promotion of Cancer Research among nursing                                              2014

Community conducted by The National Cancer Control

Programme of Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, in collaboration with

Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka and Department of Health Sciences

Open University of Sri Lanka on

Workshop on “Introduction to qualitative health research” conducted                                 2014

By The Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, at the Faculty of Medical

Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Pre-Congress workshop on Getting Your Research Published done by Dr. Anita Jain, Research
Editor, British Medical Journal, conducted by WoncaSar Conference. 12th February          2016

Workshop on Systematic review conducted by Dr, RasikaJayesekara, Senior Lecturer,

Dept. of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia                                          2017

Workshop for prepare palliative care guidebook for nurses in Sri Lankan Rural

Hospitals, Conducted by National Cancer Control Programme                                             2017

Qualitative Research by Professor Jody Miller organized by Department of Community Medicine and Centre for Evaluation of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura January 2017

Workshop on Academic Writing conducted by Dr.HarshanaRambukwella, Director, Post Graduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka                                                                                   2018

Workshops conducted

Workshop for nurses in Apeksha Hospital to follow distance education module on palliative care for adult cancer patients. Conducted under the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                     2014

Workshop for nurses on palliative care. Conducted under the Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka  2016

Workshop for nurses on their responsibility on staff retention. Conducted under the Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka                                                                                                                                                                              2017

Chair of the conferences

International Scientific Sessions on Nursing Research on “Towards excellence with

innovation at KAATSU International Universityon 11th May                                                                                 2018

Chaired Inaugural Biannual Academic Sessions of Graduate Nurses Foundation

of Sri Lanka, February                                                                                                                                                       2018

Conferences attended

Paediatric Nursing Scientific Sessions, organized by 13th Annual Scientific

Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians                                                             2008

Annual conference of Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka                                                     2010

Pre congress Scientific Sessions conducted by Sri Lanka

College of Paediatricians                                                                                                                                                   2010

Annual Scientific sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP                                            2010

Leadership workshop Conducted by Commonwealth Nurses Federation                             2011

Annual conference of American Psychosocial Oncology Association                                   2011

Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association                                                  2011

Annual Technical Sessions, Organization of professional Associations of Sri Lanka

Conducted by Organization of Professional Associations                                                     2010

Fundamentals of Project Management. Young Scientists Forum, National Science and Technology Commission. 28th October                                                                                                                                                                                 2011

Theme Seminar on Chronic Kidney Disease in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Conducted by Faculty of Graduate Studies in collaboration with Faculty of Medical

Sciences 12th December                                                                                                                                                     2011

1st Commonwealth Nurses Conference, Commonwealth Nurses Federation

10th-11 March

2012

20th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative care,

8th – 10th February                                                                                                                                                             2013

Workshop on Palliative care nursing, Organized by Indian Association of

Palliative Care. 7th February, Bangalore, India.                                                                                                             2013

Qualitative Research and Research Ethics, 22nd Nov                                                                                                  2013

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, University of

Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                                                          2014

International Research Sessions, Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka.                                      2015

5th and 6th November.

Annual forum on Cancer Prevention and Control Organized by the                                     2015

National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Nutrition

and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka, 29th December

The International Council of Nurses (ICN), Congress 2017. Convention and Exhibition 2017 Centre - Barcelona – Spain from May 27th 1st June.

5th worldwide Nursing Conference.Singapore from 34th – 25th July.                                                                       2017

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference. Singapore from 26th – 29th July.                                                                  2017

Seminar on Qualitative Research 12th October, University of Sri Jayewardenepura              2017

Symposium to commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, conducted

by Palliative care Association of Sri Lanka, 14th of October                                                  2017

International Conference on Health Sciences 2018 conducted by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 7th-9th October                                                                                                                                    2018

International Conference on “History, trends and recent advancements in Medical and Nursing Sciences: A holistic Perspective”. Dev Samaj Post Graduate College for Women,

Ferozepur city, India. 13thth November                                                                                                                          2018.

First International Conference, 2018 on Unfolding the Miseries of a cancer patient “Redefining Oncology Nursing” – Blending Cure with Care. Chief KhaslaDiwan International Nursing College, India. November 16th. 2018

Special meetings attended

Meeting to discuss development of nursing standards at

Ministry of Health Sri Lanka on 07th September                                                                                                          2016

Preliminary discussion for development of special training on palliative care

for nurses. Conducted through the Education, training and research unit of the

Ministry of Health. Post Basic School of Nursing, Colombo. 5th July                                   2017

Annual General Meeting of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka           2017

Second Annual General Meeting of Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka.

10th December                                                                                                                                                                      2017

Consultative meeting to develop a guide book on palliative care for nursing officers at primary
care at the Post Basic College of Nursing on 7th September                                                   2017

Consultative meeting to obtain observations for the draft “National Strategic Framework for Palliative Care Development in Sri Lanka” at the Auditorium of Post Basic College

of Nursing on 20th September                                                                                                                                           2017

Meeting to integration of participants of the pain and palliative care training programme in Thailand into the palliative care services at the hospitals in Sri Lanka, Conducted by the National Cancer Contrl Programme, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

17th September                                                                                                                                                                     2017

Consultative meeting to finalize the guide book on palliative care for nursing officers at primary care at the Auditorium of Post Basic College of Nursing, Colom, Sri Lanka 20th October 2017

Discussion for review nursing officers’ efficiency bar examination matters. Conducted by the Director Nursing (Medical Servicers) at the Ministry of Health nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Sri Lanka. 23rd October            2017

Discussion for Public Health Nursing Officers’ duty list and two weeks training programme curriculum at the Office of Director Nursing Public Health, The Ministry of Health,

Sri Lanka 31st October                                                                                                                                                       2017

Annual General Meeting of Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka           2018

Meeting to revise job description of Special Grade Nursing Officers, conducted by Director Nursing, Medical Services, Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, September                                                                2018

Meeting to revise job description of Chief Nursing Officers, conducted by Director Nursing, Medical Services, Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, December                                                                                2018

Annual General Meeting of Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka                                2019

Consultative meeting to finalize the curriculum of palliative care for nursing officers at tertiary care at the Auditorium of Post Basic College of Nursing, Colom, Sri Lanka

April                                                                                                                                                                                     2019

 

 

Meeting conducted by the Ministry of Health to discuss about the establishment of                        2019

 “Pain management nurse” in Sri Lanka. August, 22nd

Awards

IAHPC Fellowship, Houston TX 77007-8023,USA                                                                                                2013

Research Awards, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                          2014

Research Awards, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                          2015

Research Awards, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                          2016

Rosalie Shaw APHC Bursary, Singapore                                                                                                                     2017

Research Awards, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                           2017

Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding performance and excellent commitment

towards research on cancer prevention and control, Amritsar, India. (Third Individual Price).

2018

Special Training Received

Three year Training-of-Trainers Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care Programme in Sri Lanka Conducted by Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network in partnership with National Cancer Control Programme and National Cancer Institute of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka2014-2017

Palliative care training at Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences,

conducted by Pallium India, Kerala, India. July 2nd to August 11th.                                                                        2012

Special Speech Delivered

Special speech at the International Nurses Day celebration programme at the Colombo

South Teaching Hospital                                                                                                                                                   2016

Special speech at the International Nurses Day celebration programme at the Colombo

South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka.                                                                                                                              2017

Speech as a Guest of Honour at the Nurses Day Celebration in

Ninewells Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka,12th May                                                                                                     2018

Ongoing Research

Perera, S, Samaraweera, S, Gunewardena, S, Meegoda, MKDL (2019) Perceived needs, expected services and care seeking behavior of the adult cancer patients and their care givers, related to palliative care at the community setting in the Colombo district:

A Qualitative research study                                                                                                                                            2019

Supervision of undergraduate student’s research projects

Knowledge and attitude related to Tuberculosis among adult in-door                                  2011

patients in Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

Awareness on Labour process and preparation procedures among                                         2012

pregnant women at antenatal wards, Colombo South Teaching Hospital

Assess knowledge, attitudes & practices regarding health-care waste                                   2012

management among undergraduate nursing students in selected

universities of Sri Lanka.

Level of knowledge and attitude regarding risk factors for oral cancer                                 2013

& risk prevention behavior among residents in Telumpitiya area.

Attitudes and willingness to participate for Pap smear test among                                        2014

35-60 years old married women in Ingiriya MOH area

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of breast cancer among school                                       2015

Teachers

Assessment of patients’ knowledge and practices regarding care of

Venous Leg Ulcers in surgical wards of National Hospital of Sri Lanka                               2016

Health related quality of life of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease                                 2016

who have undergone Hemo-dialysis in National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Knowledge and practices on patients’ physical safety and associated                                   2016

factors among Intensive Care Nurses in National Hospital of Sri Lanka

The prevalence of depression, anxiety, stress and associated coping styles among undergraduates in Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                           2017

Knowledge & practices on premenstrual syndrome and its association with

academic performances among female undergraduates in Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and Faculty Management Studies and Commerce in University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 2017

Prevalence of physical violence and associated factors on nurses working in national

institute of mental health Sri Lanka                                                                                                                                 2018

Assessment of service users’ perceived responsiveness in a selected tertiary care hospital,

Sri Lanka: A study of inpatients.                                                                                                                                      2018

Assessment of anxiety level regarding of cataract surgery and identify its associated

factors among patients who are awaiting for cataract surgery in base hospital Homagama, 2018

Identify the risk factors of pediatric unintentional accidental injuries age between 3 – 14 years old children in Accident service ward at Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children Sri Lanka. 2018

Associated factors to exacerbation of COPD and health related quality of life among

patients with COPD on treatment in central chest clinic Borella                                            2018

Assessment of patients’ perceived experience on responsiveness of health care                    2019

professionals in a selected tertiary care hospital, Sri Lanka.

Supervision of post Graduate research studies (Master of Nursing)

Assessment of quality of nursing care in teaching hospital Karapitiya,

Sri Lanka. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with

International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka.                                                            2017

Knowledge, skills and attitudes of the nurses in the process of breaking bad news in Provincial General Hospital Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka. 2017

Perception and satisfaction of the clinical learning environment and perceived existing barriers among student nurses in school of nursing, Kurunegala. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health

Sciences Sri Lanka.                                                                                                                                                              2017

Assessment of the level of cultural knowledge and cultural awareness among third year Nursingstudents in Government Schools of Nursing in Sri Lanka,Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health

Sciences Sri Lanka.                                                                                                                                                              2017

The prevalence and factors associated with adjustment to the new learning environment

among first year nursing students at Government nursing schools in Sri Lanka                     2018

Assessment of the nurses’ participation in Continuous Nursing Education and

itsInfluencing Factors . Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated

with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.                                                     2018

Awareness of palliative care among student nurses in School of Nursing Colombo.             2018

Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.

A study on student’s perception on delivery of nursing education in government nursing schools in Sri Lanka. Master of Nursing Science, Open University

Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.                      2019

Assessment of the level of eHealth literacy and associated factors among nursing officers, Sri Lanka. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated

with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.                                                     2019

Knowledge and practices among cardiothoracic nurses on post- operative pain                    2019

assessment and management of CABG patients. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.

Nurses Perception towards appointing clinical educators to enhance clinical practice           2019

among nursing students in NTS Kalutara. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.

A study on student’s perception on delivery of nursing education programme in                 2019

government nursing schools in Sri Lanka. Master of Nursing Science, Open University Malaysia affiliated with International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka.

Supervision of Post Graduate research studies (MPhil/PhD)

An assessment of patient safety competencies and its educational needs among                  2019

undergraduate nursing students in state universities, Sri Lanka.

Perceptions of quality of life among head and neck cancer patients’ on enteral tube            2019

feeding during the hospital stay and nurses’ knowledge and practices on enteral nutrition therapy for cancer patients who are with feeding tube at Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka.

Preparation of student examinations (assessments)

Prepared Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ in-course assessment and Part I Examination papers of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                                  2012

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Semester end papers of                     2015

Nursing degree in Sir John Kothalawala University

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Semester end papers of                     2016

Nursing degree in Sir John Kothalawala University

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Semester end papers of                     2016

Navy Nursing School

Prepared Sociology in Nursing SEQ and MCQ Part I

Examination papers of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                                  2017

Moderated Child health Nursing SEQ papers of                                                                    2016

Nursing degree inKatsu International University

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Semester end papers of                     2017

Nursing degree in Sir John Kothalawala University

Prepared Pharmacology in Nursing OSPE papers of Nursing degree, Department of           2017

Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Prepared Management in Nursing SEQ and MCQ Examination papers of Nursing              2017

degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Prepared History, Ethics and Professional Development structured viva Examination         2017

of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Prepared Psychosocial Aspects of Health SEQ and MCQ Part 1 Examination papers of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of

Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                                                           2018

Prepared Management in Nursing SEQ and MCQ Final Examination papers of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of

Sri Jayewardenepura                                                                                                                                                           2018

Moderation of evaluation papers

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Examination papers                           2017

of Nursing degree, Department of Allied Health Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Examination papers

of Naval School of Nursing, Welisara                                                                                                             2017, 2018

Moderated examination paper on palliative care, Open University of Sri Lanka                   2019

Moderated Fundamentals of Nursing SEQ and MCQ Examination papers, Kothalawala Defence University

2017,2018,2019

Teaching

School of Nursing, Colombo                                                                                                                             1999-2007

University of Sri Jayewardenepura,Sri Lanka (Senior Lecturer)                         2007-up to date

Kothalawala Defence University (Appointed as an external Lecturer) 2016,2017, 2018,2019

Katsu International University, Sri Lanka (Appointed as an

external Lecturer – Week ends)                                                                                     2016,2017

International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka

(External Lecturer- Week ends))                                                                                              2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Post graduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine

(Two hour lecture)                                                                                                                   2017

Post Basic College of Nursing, Colombo (to Very first batch of Public Health Nurses - on Palliative care)                                                                                                                                                2018

Appointed as a lecturer in Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIT- Week ends)

2018,2019

Evaluations/Examinations conducted in Other Faculties

Final Year undergraduate research project Viva of intake 31, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 21st March                                                                                              2018

Presentation of final year undergraduate research study, Faculty of Health Sciences, Katsu International University, 08th September                                                                                                                                                                     2018

Final Year undergraduate research project Viva of intake 32, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, March                                                                                                     2019

Reviews of postgraduate research proposal

Pain management done at home and their associated factors by family caregivers of the patients with cancer pain attending at Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama, reviewed for cancer research grant, 2017

Reviewed MPhil/PhD research Proposal on “Developing an educational programme to enhance family care givers”– for University Research Grant (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) 2017

Member of Judge Panel

Panellist and judge at the Bioinquirer 10 – Annual Academic sessions conducted by the International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka,                                                                                                    2016

Participated as a Panel of Technical Session Judges at the 10th International Research Conference of General Sir John Kothalawala University under the theme of Allied Health in the Global environment: Challenges and the Opportunities                                                                                                                          2017

Served as a judge panellist of oral presentations – National Health Research Symposium (NHRS-2017) conducted by the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka 4th and 5th December at BMICH              2017

Nursing and Midwifery Session of the11th International Research Conferenceconducted by General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, 14thSeptember (Panel of Judges, Oral Presentations)            2018

International Conference on Health Sciences-2018 conducted by Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital and Base Hospital Homagama. 7th October (Panel of Judges, Poster presentations)                           2018

Ruhuna University Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Research Symposium –

RuFARS 20188th November, (Panel of Judges, Poster presentations)                                   2018

Reviews of research articles

Assessment of usage of over-the counter medications among people who live in

Moratuwa area                                                                                                                         2018

Awareness of breast cancer among female school teachers in selected government

schools in Colombo district                                                                                                                                                2018

Assessment of sexual assaults on girls in Western Province Sri Lanka.                                  2018

Factors related to self-care practices among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus:

a descriptive study                                                                                                                                                               2017

Barriers to implement kangaroo mother care among post- natal mothers with

premature low birth weight babies                                                                                                                                   2017

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Oral Rehydration Salt Solution for Diarrhoea

among Mothers with Children under Five Years old                                                              2017

Shortened Working Hours option use by nurses with preschool children versus burnout – Characteristics of nurses using and not using this option. For the Worldwide

Nursing Conference 2018 in Singapore.                                                                                                                         2018

The validity of the Japanese version of the oral assessment guide, A survey at a

university hospital. For the Worldwide Nursing Conference 2018 in Singapore.                   2018

Functioning and related background factors in psychiatric day care users in Japan.

For the Worldwide Nursing Conference 2018 in Singapore.                                                  2018

Review Abstracts

Reviewed abstracts – 9th International Research Conference (IRC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka                                                                                      2016

Reviewed abstracts – Open Univesity Research Sessions -                                                      2016

Reviewed abstracts – 10th International Research Conference (IRC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka                                                                                                  2017

Reviewed extended abstracts, Open University Research Session                                         2017

Reviewed abstracts – 10th International Research Conference (IRC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka                                                                                                   2017

Reviewed abstracts – National Health Research Symposium

(NHRS-2017) 4th and 5th December at BMICH                                                                                                        2017

Reviewed Abstracts – International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri jayewardenepura                                                                                                                2018

Reviewed Abstracts – 1st Research Symposium, , Faculty of Allied Health

Sciences, University of Ruhuna                                                                                                                                       2018

Editorials

Edited, Session Proceedings of First Biannual Academic Sessions conducted bythe

Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka. February                                                              2018

Edited New Vision, Publication of Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka

for its Annual General Meeting                                                                                                                                        2018

Edited New Vision (ISSN- 2613-8735), Publication of Graduate Nurses Foundation of

Sri Lanka for its General Meeting                                                                                                                                    2018

Publication Committee

Member of Publication Committee, Organization of Professional Associations

of Sri Lanka, OPA Journal and OPA News Letter                                                     2018/2019

Mass media presentations

“Development of nursing profession in Sri Lanka” done as the President of

Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka, in Coffee table programme of

International Television Network (ITN), Sri Lanka. 28/04/2017                                            2017

“How we celebrate the International Nurses Day in Sri Lanka”, Malpara

Programmeof ITN Sri Lanka.02/05/ 2017                                                                               2017

Referees

  1. Mrs. PWGDP Samarasekara

Head, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, Open University of Sri Lanka deepsamara@yahoo.com, pwsam@ou.ac.lk

+94718138416

  1. Dr. Lalith Wijetunga

Past President, Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka lalithw@dlt.lk

+94 77 369 4304