Publications

 

  • Dhammika B Seneviratne, Senani Amuduwage, Shirani Weerasingam, Neil D Fernandopulle.(2010). Haptitis C virus in healthy blood donors in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Transfusion Science. Accepted to be printed.
     

  • Tissera H.A, De Silva A.D, Abeysinghe M.R.N, de Silva A.M, Palihawadana P, Gunasena S, Tam C.C., Gamage T.M, De Silva T, Rajapaksa L.C, Amarasinghe A,Letson G.W, Margolis H.S. Dengue Surveillance in Colombo, Sri Lanka: Baseline seroprevalence among children. Procedures in Vaccinology 2: 2010) 109-112
     

  • Population data published/deposited in international forensic data archives. Y-STR data of 207 Sri Lankan male individuals was archived in worldwide Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) Accession number: YA003519  R.J Illeperuma
     

  • J.M.A. Gunasekera, G. A. U. Jayasekera, N. D. Fernandopulle, K. L. N. Perera, and A. D. De Silva Development of Transgenic Plants for Leaffolder (Cnaphalocrosis medinalis) Resistance in Local Rice Varieties (2010). SymposiumUniversity of Colombo.
     

  • Ruwan J Illeperuma, Dinuka Markalanda, Neil D. Fernanadopulle, W. D. Ratnasooriya (2010). Genetic variation at 11 autosomal STR loci in the aboriginal people, the Adivasis of Sri Lanka. Forensic Science international:Genetics 4 (2010) 142
     

  • Ruwan J Illeperuma, Dinuka Markalanda, JoannaL.Mountain, W. D Ratnasooriaya, Neil D Fernandopullae, Michael J Bamshad (2010). Haplotype data for 12 Y-chromosome STR loci from Sri Lanka. Forensic Science international: Genetics 4 (2010) e119e120
     

  • De Silva A.D, Perera N,Abeysekera D.M, Elvitigala J.P, (2009)Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis(MTB) isolates in Sri Lanka utilizing the Mycobaterium interspersed repetitive units(MIRU) typing method. RespireInaugural symposium of the association of pulmonologists. Genetech Research Institute, Colombo 8, Institute of Biochemistry Molecular biology and Biochemistry University, Chest Hospital Welisara
     

  • De Silva A.D, Samarasinghe KSRGS1, Abeysekera D.M, Elwitigala J.P (2009)Screening for IS6110 zero copy number strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sri Lanka 1Genetech Research Institute, Colombo 8, Chest Hospital, Welisara. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, volume 7, Issue 1.
     

  • T. Muthunayake, C.Dangalle, N. Fernandopulle, D. Weerakoon. (2009). Genetic analysis of morphologically non-identifiable translocated Puntius bandula population at Salgala using CO1 region of mt DNA.. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium,University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka. 1 (1), 66
     

  • Kanakaratne, N., Wahala, W.M.P.B., Messer, W.B., Tissera, H. A., Shahani, A., Abeysinghe, N., Thevanesam, V., de Silva, A.M. and Gunasekera.,M. Severe dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka: 2003-2006. Journal of CDC-Emerging Infectious Diseases. Volume 15, Number 2  February 2009.
     

  • Wickramasinghe E.D.T.S1, Fernandopulle N.D2, Hettiarachchi P.L1 (2009) DNA barcoding of Sri Lankan Tea  A method to secure ownership in the international trade. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka. 1 (1), 68
     

  • S. Samaradivakara, I. Gunasekera, B. Mendis, U. Karunaratne, T. Jayathunga, R. Sledgers, N. Fernandopulle. (2009). Preliminary study on DNA barcoding of cinnamon varieties in Sri Lanka.. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka. 1 (1), 69-70.
     

  • Fernando A , S. Samaradivakara, De Silva A D, Baranage G, Herath I, Fernandopulle N D, Padmalal K, Ranawake. (2009). DNA Barcoding of the Sri Lankan Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus or Loris lydekkerianus?)  A preliminary report. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka. 1 (1), 74.
     

  • Rajasinghe, M.H.L.D., Fernandopulle, N., Perera, A.L.T.,  (2009) Detection of Genetically Modified Soy Food in Sri Lankan Supermarket , Paper Presented at the Proceedings of the Peradeniya  University Research Sessions, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.Vol:14 (1) pp: 16-18
     

  • Ruwan J Illeperuma, Dinuka Markalanda, W. D Ratnasooriaya, Abigail Bigham, Neil D Fernandopullae, Michael J Bamshad (2009). Genetic relatedness between aboriginal Veddah and indigenous Sri Lankan populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Paper under review  AJPA-2009-00233.
     

  • A.N.K.Perera,B.Logendra,N.D.Fernandopulle, D.P.S.T.G.Attanayaka Development of a PCR-based molecular Detection Assay for Thielaviopsis paradoxa in Coconut Fibre Dust.. Proceedings of 9th Agricultural Research Symposium, WayambaUniversity of Sri Lanka(2009) 326-331
     

  • Ruwan J. Illeperuma,  Samudi N. K. Mohotti,  M. Thilini De Silva,  Neil D. Fernandopulle, W. D. Ratnasooriya (2008) Genetic Profile of Eleven Autosomal STR Loci Among the Four Major Ethnic Groups in Sri Lanka, Forensic Science International: Genetics 3 (3): 105-106
     

  • S. Senevirathna D, Ranaweera D, Abeysekera D, Kanakarathana N, De Silva D, Abeysundara S, Samaraweera P, Jayasinghe S, Fernandopulle N. (2008) Genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in liver disease patients in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2008 Nov;39(6):1054-6.
     

  • P. V. V. W. Gunathilaka, N. D. Fernandopulle, D.P.S.T.G. Attanayaka. (2007). Development of an in-house method for purification and characterization of Taq DNA polymerase. Proceedings of 7th Agricultural Research Symposium, WayambaUniversity of Sri Lanka. 1 (1), 27-31.
     

  • Oral presentation of HCV Genotypes in Sri Lanka, Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka  (2007).- D Seneviratne
     

  • Ruwan J. Illeperuma. Y-Chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA reference data bases for Sri Lankan Human Population, 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine & Forensic Sciences (2007). OP-72 p83. 
     

  • Fernandopulle N.D. DNA typing for forensic and civil casework in Sri Lanka; a critical review (2007) Proceedings of the 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine & Forensic Sciences (2007)
     

  • Markalanda D.A, Illeperuma RJ, Fernandopulle ND (2007) Establishment of a Differential extraction of Male and Female DNA from sexual assault samples - 9th Indo-Pacific Congress on Legal Medicine & Forensic Sciences.
     

  • Fernandopulle D N, Senevirathna D B, Ranaweera D M, Abeysekara D, Perera N, Kanakaratne N, Jayasinghe S, Samaraweera P, De Silva A. Detection of HCV Genotypes among Sri Lankan Patients by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) (2007) The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Vol 5
     

  • Dammika Seneviratne, Maya B. Gunasekera. Development of a low-cost in-house RT-PCR assay for the detection of hepatitis C virus (2006). Annual Sessions of the Post Graduate Institute of Science,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
     

  • Oral presentation of Development of a low-cost in-house RT- PCR assay for the detection of hepatitis C virus at Aldo  Castellani Auditorium, Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka  (2006)- D Seneviratne 
     

  • R Abbas, D Senevirathne, D Ranaweera, N D Fernandopulle. DNA-based detection of Herpes Simplex virus 1 and 2 in clinical samples and its usefulness as a screening test for viral encephalitis (2006). Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Sri  Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
     

  • Wahala M. Wahala, William Messer, N. Kanakaratne, Nandika Perera, Dammika Seneviratne, G.R. Ranawake, A. Shahani, D. Ruberu, Maya B. Gunasekera, Aravinda M. De Silva.  Virological parameters of recent dengue hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Sri Lanka (2005).Annual sessions of PUBMED, National institutes of Health, USA
     

  • Dammika Seneviratne, Priyantha Gamage, Gayathri Baranage, Saroj Jayasinghe, Aruna Shahani, Sujith Somaiah, Neil D. Fernandopulle, Maya B. Gunasekera. Screening for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by an in-house reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based assay (2004)  The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Vol 2 (1).
     

  • Neil D Fernandopulle, Vajirapani de Silva, Nandika Perara, Mala M Jayathilake, Damayanthi Pieris, Jayantha Balawardana, Mahendra Perera and Maya B Gunasekera Screening for Philadelphia Chromosome by an in-house Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) based assay  (2004). Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
     

  • Ruwan J Illeperuma, Neil D Fernandopulle, Dammika Senevirathna, Gayathri Baranage, Nandika Perera and Maya B Gunasekera. A comparison of theoretical and observed statistical data in paternity testing by DNA analysis.(2004). Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
     

  • Sudeepa Jayathilaka, Ruvan Weerasinghe and Neil Fernandopulle.  Predicting eithnic origin from DNA by neural networks. Proceedings of the 6th International Information Technology Conference IITC 2004,Colombo, Sri Lanka (2004).
     

  • Gayathri Baranage, Dammika Seneviratne, Priyantha Gamage, Gaya Ranawaka, Nandika Perera, Ruwan Illeperuma, Dilrukshi Ruberu, Aruna Shahani, Maya B. Gunasekera. Screening of febrile cases for early diagnosis of dengue and identification of dengue virus type using in-house diagnostic kits based on polymerase chain reaction. (2004)  The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Vol 2 (1).
     

  • Ruwan J Illeperuma, Neil D Fernandopulle, Dammika Senevirathna, Gayathri Baranage, Nandika Perera and Maya B Gunasekera. DNA-based testing as a social phenomenon in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (2004).
     

  • Gaya R. Ranawaka, Priyantha Gamage, Vajirapani De Silva, Amith Fernando, Dammika Seneviratne, Maya B. Gunasekera. Evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-agarose gel electrophoresis assay with a PCR-hybridization assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (2003). Proceedings of the 59th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
     

  • Priyantha Gamage, Dammika Seneviratne, C. A. Herath, Neil D. Fernandopulle, Maya B. Gunasekera. Polymerase chain reaction based detection of cytomegalovirus infection in Sri Lanka. (2003). Proceedings of the 59th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.