ERC number Research project PI Name Co-investigators
ERC/2018/01 Powered endoscopic sinus surgery with and without computer assisted image guidance in managing Chronic Rhino-sinusitis with Nasal Polyposis at Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka – A historical cohort study. Dr. A Balasubramaniam

01. Dr. DADG Daminda

02. Dr. MEC Muhandiram

ERC/2018/02 Assess knowledge, attitudes and practices on foot care among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

01. Ms. RPDDK Rajapaksha 

02. Ms. MDGLP Medamullegedara

03. Ms. BYMP Bandaranayake 

04. Ms. MMA Udayangani

None
ERC/2018/03 Clinical Profile of Patients with Dengue in Base Hospital Kuliyapitiya. Dr. R.A.N. Ranathunga

01. Dr. MGRSS Gunathilaka

02. Dr. WAP Lakmal 

03. Dr. KDP Kalupahana

04. Dr. ADYK Wickramasinghe 

05. Dr. RPW Kasige

ERC/2018/04 Reading books in leisure time among staff Nurses in Teaching Hospital in Anuradhapura.

01. Mr. HMSIK Herath 

02. Mr. UB Kulathilaka

03. Mr. WMA Warnasooriya

04. Mrs. N Munasinghe

None
ERC/2018/05 Usage of blood and blood products in Base Hospital Kuliyapitiya Retrospective study with secondary data. Dr. R.A.N. Ranathunga

01. Dr. MS Priyankara

02. Dr. DMJH Kandepola 

03. Dr. RMC Rathnayake 

04. Dr. WMTL Wanninayake

05. Dr. SRMG Samaranayake

ERC/2018/07 Estimating the role of alcohol in rural Sri Lanka injury – baseline data for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Prof. Michael Eddleston

01. Prof. Aisha Holloway 

02. Prof. John Norrie   

03. Dr. Melissa Pearson 

04. Dr. Lisa Scholin 

05. Prof. Sisira Siribaddana

06. Prof. Suneth Agampodi 

07. Mr. Manjula Weerasinghe

08. Dr. Fahim Mohamed

ERC/2018/08 Short and long term outcome of thrombolytic therapy in stroke; observations in Professorial Medical Unit, T.H. Anuradhapura. Dr. Hemal Senanayake None
ERC/2018/09 Parental foreign migration, educational attainment and self-harm in Sri Lanka: A data linkage feasibility study. Dr. Lalith Senarathna

01. Dr. Duleeka Knipe

02.Thilini Rajapakse  

03. Dr. Jose  Lopez-Lopez

04. Dr. Judi Kidger 

05. Prof. Michael Eddleston

ERC/2018/11 Association between OP self-poisoning and development of Hyperglyacemia. Ms. TKRR Senarathne

01. Prof. Sisira Siribaddana

02. Dr. UPK Hettiarachchi

03. Prof. Hemantha Peiris 

04. Ms. LV Athiththan

ERC/2018/12 The mismatch between canteen guidelines and its implementation at canteens in medical institutions in Anuradhapura District. Dr. MAAAP de Alwis

01. Dr. R Jayatiss 

02. Dr. AB Padeniya 

03. Dr. JN Warnasekara

04. Dr. WMSKW de Alwis 

05. Dr. KS Hendawitharana

ERC/2018/13 Study of the effect of antivenoms in treating snake pre-synaptic neurotoxicity. Miss. HU Madhushani None
ERC/2018/14 Is there an association between agrochemical exposure and occurrence of miscarriages.  Dr. VGU Deshan None
ERC/2018/15 Cardiac manifestations of snakebites in Anuradhapura – An observational study. Dr. Lalith Attanayake

01. Prof. Sisira Siribaddana

02. Dr. Anjana Silva

03. Dr. NC Lokunarangoda 

04. Dr. Prasanna Weerawansa

05. Dr. C Sarathchandra    

06. Dr. Hemal Senanayake

ERC/2018/16 Clinical profile of patients with Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

01. Dr. Nuwan Premawardana

02. Dr. MGRSS Gunathilaka

01. Dr. D Domingoarachchi

02. Dr. Rukmalai Rupasinghe 

03. Dr. Manjula Caldera

04. Dr. Mindu Weerasinghe

05. Dr. KMODT Senanayaka

06. Mrs. SC Illapperuma 

07. Dr. DD Jayasundara

ERC/2018/17 Seroprevalence of antileptospiral and hantavirus antibodies in chronic kidney disease screening participants in North Central Province; an analysis of leftover samples. Prof. Suneth Agampodi

01. Dr. Roshan Sampath  

02. Dr. Janith Warnasekara

ERC/2018/19 Help seeking intention for symptoms of peripartum depression and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal field clinics in Anuradhapura district. Dr. GS Amarasinghe None
ERC/2018/20 Prevalence and associations of severe fear of childbirth among pregnant women presented to specialized antenatal clinic in Badulla district: A cross sectional descriptive study. Dr. GWVS Kithmini None
ERC/2018/21 A stepped wedge trial of the scaling up of a community-based alcohol education program in rural Sri Lankan villages and its effects on alcohol use, and associated harms, depression and social capital. Prof. Andrew Dawson

01. Dr. Melissa Pearson 

02. Dr. Nicholas Glosier

03. Dr. Katherine Congrave

04. Dr. Kylie Lee    

05. Dr. Stephen Jan    

06. Prof. Sisira Siribaddana

07. Prof. Suneth Agampodi

08. Dr. Thilini Agampodi

09. Dr. Lalith Senarathne

10. Dr. Indika Gawaramanna

11. Dr. Thilini Rajapaksa

12. Dr. Janaka Pushpakumara

13. Dr. Nocholas Buchly

14. Dr. Flemming Konradsen

15. Dr. Ranil Abeysinghe

ERC/2018/22 Glycaemic control, complications, drug related adverse effects and compliance with medications among a group of type 2 diabetes patients attending Endocrine clinic, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, BH Thambuththegama, BH Medawachchiya, DH Nochchiyagama and PU Mihintale. Mr. PADU Chathuranga None
ERC/2018/23 Contributing factors to health-related quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. Mr. Harith Eranga Yapa

01. Prof. Ann Bonner 

02. Dr. Shirley Chambers

03. Dr. Louise Purtell

ERC/2018/24 A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of activated charcoal in paracetamol overdose. Dr. NKA Silva

Prof. Geoffrey Isbister

Dr. Angela Chiew

Dr. Prasanna Weerawansa

Dr. Hemal Senanayake

Dr. Chamara Sarathchandra

ERC/2018/25 Diet audit on patient satisfaction and plate wastage on meal provided at TH – Anuradhapura 2018. Dr. WMSKW de Alwis

Dr. DDS Samaraweera&nbsp

Dr. IMWJ Wickramaratne&nbsp

Prof. SB Agampodi

Dr. R. Jayatissa

Dr. MAAAP de Alwis

ERC/2018/26 Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis in women with pregnancy loss: A case-control study.

Dr. Anjana Silva

Dr. Ajith Kumara Dissanayake

Dr. Nandana Hettigama            

Dr. Kosala Weerakoon               

Dr. Subodha Waidyanatha       

Prof. Sisira Siribaddana

ERC/2018/27 Self-perceived competency in second language and its effect on patient management among doctors who have served in Northern and Eastern provinces after completion of eleven days residential second language training programme. Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya

Dr. N  Ariyarathne                       

Dr. R Ferdinando                       

Dr. MAJS Fernando                     

Dr. P Colambage                        

Dr. D Ranasinghe                       

Dr. CN Weerakoon                     

Dr. DW Delpagoda                     

Mr. SMDP Maduwantha            

Dr. SBK Gamage

ERC/2018/29 Knowledge and attitudes towards pain management among second year and third year nursing students at college of Nursing, Vavuniya.

Mrs. WMSK Wijayasundara     

Ms. KMMGCP Karunathilaka   

Ms. HADC Chandrakumari

Ms. DWGTH Chandrathilake        

Ms. WGMN Gunathilaka           

Ms. S Kawsika                                 

Ms. PGJA Chandrarathne           

Ms. MGPH Jayakody                  

Ms. HMDI Herath                       

Ms. IKPS Maduwanthi                

Ms. A Hemalinrekha                  

Ms. WGIS Jayawardhana

ERC/2018/30 Cluster randomized controlled trial to determine whether pesticide vendor training reduces pesticides self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka. 

Prof. Michael Eddleston

Dr. Manjula Weerasinghe         Prof. Suneth Agampodi               Dr. Melissa Pearson                 

Dr. Sumith ayakody           

Prof. Matt Miller                     

Dr. Thilini Agampodi   

Prof. David Gunnell                   

Prof. Keith Hawton                     

Dr. Shaluka Jayamanna              

Prof. Chris Metcalfe                    

Prof. Flemming Konradsen

ERC/2018/32 Validation of PUQE (Pregnancy Unique Quantification of Emesis) scoring system to asses nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum in Sri Lanka and asses management practices of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura (ATH). Dr. LT Maduranga None
ERC/2018/33 Epidemiology associated factors and treatment seeking behaviors of leprosy patients in Anuradhapura.

Dr. Hema S Weerakoon            

Dr. Ranthilaka Ranawaka        

Dr. Roshan Sampath                

Dr. Noel Udugama                   

Dr. Palith Bandara                        

Mr. Upali Shantha Kumara

None
ERC/2018/34 Evaluation of awareness and knowledge of clinical practice guidelines for management of Dengue infection in adults among medical doctors at Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura. – A descriptive cross sectional study. Dr. TCNR Peiris Prof. Sisira Siribaddana              Dr. PAJS Fernando
ERC/2018/35 An analysis of three-step universal neonatal screening program at Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. Dr. A Balasubramaniam               Dr. DADG Daminda

Dr. MEC Muhandiram                 Dr. KDNUD Jayasena                  

Ms. WGS Niroshini                     Mr. RKDK Damsen

ERC/2018/38 Prevalence of anaemia among final year medical students of Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. Dr. TD Ekanayake Dr. Vasana Mendis                      Dr. MGRSS Gunathilaka              Dr. WMSK Wanninayake
ERC/2018/39 Prevalence, associated factors, psychological effect of dandruff and isolation of fungal species belong to Malassezia genus causing dandruff among third year medical students in Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Mr. DMTD Kasunsiri                 

Medical Student

Miss. BCTANWMRKS Kempitiya                           

Miss. KARK Keragala             

Mr. SK Kumara                    

Miss. KANN Kumarapeli

ERC/2018/40 Prevalence of Varicose Veins among the Nursing Staff of Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura; A cross sectional risk group analysis.

Ms. TM Ranathunga                  

Medical Student

Ms. RABPS Ranwala                          

Mr. DVAT Rasanga                            

Mr. KMD Rasanjan                            

Ms. NRYM Rathnayaka                      

Ms. RMSN Rathnayaka

ERC/2018/41 Preferences of breaking bad news in newly diagnosed cancer patients in Anuradhapura. Ms. SMK Sandeepani                   Medical Student

Ms. HAF Sapra                                    

Ms. KSSN Senanayaka                       

Ms. DMLS Senarath                          

Ms. AM Senevirathne                       

Mr. PBHSM Sepala

ERC/2018/42 Assessing the comparative changes of hearing, visualizing and rational thinking aspects of cognitive functions with or without breakfast in undergraduates(2016/17 batch) of Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka.

Miss. NSK Wettasinghe                  

Medical Student

Ms. TAK Wickramapala                     

Ms. CN Wickramasinghe                  

Mr. KVMG Wickramasinghe             

Ms. WABSP Wickramasinghe             

Mr. WAPK Wijayalath

ERC/2018/43 Self-medication practices among undergraduate students of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Mr. KA Ramanayake                   Medical Student

Ms. YRB Priyadharshani             Ms. NGMP Rajapaksha                     

Ms. GAS Ranasinghe                         

Ms. HSU Ranasinghe

ERC/2018/44 Effects of Hibiscus rosasinensis on Postprandial Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure – An interventional study.

Ms. MN Solangaarachchi         

Mr. D Subasnghe                      

Ms. NY Suraweera                    

Mr. DMM Suraweera               

Ms. Nadeesha Dilshani                  

Medical Students

None
ERC/2018/45 Visual reaction time in heroin and cannabis addicts.

Mr. VGKM Sewwanda               

Ms. JFRJ Shaazina                      Ms. ALF Shayila                         Mr. VSS Soysa                            Ms. GK Siriwardhana                   Medical Students

None
ERC/2018/46 Clinical Characteristics and outcome of patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia admitted to medical wards in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Ms. LLP Lekamge                  

Medical Student

Ms. IAH Liyanage                              

Ms. ALAWDA Liyanarachchi               

Mr. SAT Maduwantha                      

Mr. MNM Mahir                                

Ms. AJF Majeefa 

ERC/2018/47 Microbial Contamination of Headphones at the Information Technology Laboratory of Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Ms. DAK Dissanayaka                  

Medical Student

Ms. DMRU Dissanayaka                   

Ms. DMAUI Dissanayaka                  

Mr. DMCK Dissanayaka                    

Mr. DMAA Dissanayaka                    

Mr. DMAC Dissanayaka

ERC/2018/48 Face book usage, Face book addiction and associated factors in grade thirteen students in the Chilaw educational zone.

Ms. HDMTH Dissanayake                  

Medical Student

Ms. PDLK Dunuthilaka                      

Mr. MEMT Fernando                        

Ms. WID Fernando                           

Ms. WKSK Fernando

ERC/2018/49 Dietary factors affecting the formation of urinary crystals in the medical students of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Ms. MIMFA Afaf                  

Medical Student

Mr. ADLSR Alawala                           

Mr. AGSVS Ambagaspitiya               

Ms. AJMDS Aparakka                         

Mr. KNW Arachchi                            

Ms. MCAM Arachchi

ERC/2018/50 Common bacteria, their relative abundance and presence of selected Anti-Microbial Resistant (AMR) genes in Pseudomonas spp. isolated from Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) among patients admitted to Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. Ms. GGSY Weerasundara                   Medical Student Mr. RMSH Wageesha                   Mr. WAKD Weerakkody              Ms. WIHS Weerasinghe              Ms. WWAIEK Weerathunga         Ms. HS Welgama
ERC/2018/51 Attitudes towards Euthanasia among Final Year Medical Students of Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Ms. APWMSP Palamakumbura                 

Medical Student

Ms. NPPMDMMD Panditharathna                    

Ms. PDN Paranawithana                   

Mr. MPSN Pathirana                        

Mr. PMS Pathirana

ERC/2018/52 Prevalence of fatty liver and association with BMI among the medical students in Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL).

Ms. PV Melani Nimesha                 

Medical Student

Ms. MRF Nafha                                  

Mr. WVS Narangammana                 

Ms. FZ Nazrullah                               

Mr. HAT Navodya                              

Mr. DA Nawarathna

ERC/2018/53 Prevalence, associated factors and medication for gastroesophageal reflex disease symptoms among final year, advanced level, private tuition attendees of Anuradhapura city: a descriptive cross sectional study.

Ms. HMDS Gunasinghe              

Ms. WATCS Gunawardhana    

Mr. HDSNC Halahakoon           

Ms. MSA Haneeka                    

Ms. ALN Hanim                         

Mr. HACP Hapuarachchi                  

Medical Students

None
ERC/2018/54 Preoperative education about the surgery and anesthetic methods of the elective surgical patients in teaching hospital anuradhapura, has an effect on the level of anxiety - intervensional study.

Mr. MY Aravinda                 

Medical Student

Mr. SLD Ariyarathne                          

Ms. MAF Ashfa                                 

Ms. AMSD Athapattu                       

Mr. DMHSP Bandara                         

Mr. JMCJ Bandara

ERC/2018/55 The awareness and the attitude among school teachers of the Anuradhapura district about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in school children. Ms. HMRD Wijerathna                  Medical Student

Ms. KDWA Wijerathna                      

Ms. MND Wijerathna                         

Mr. LGCD Wijerathna                        

Ms. MGHKM Wijeratne                      

Ms. SACM Wijesiri 

ERC/2018/56 Change in Body Mass Index in medical students of Rajarata University within two years and association with the diet and physical activity. Ms. PM Nethmi Yasara                  Medical Student

Ms. MRR Yesmin                               

Mr. SMD Dharmawickrama              

Mr. HD Depp                                     

Ms. WSV Fernando

ERC/2018/57 Exploration of the association of lunar phase and snake envenoming based on traditional belief and hospital data. Mr. BG Thennakoon                  Medical Student

Mr. DP Thilakarathne                 

Ms. TM Thisera                          

Ms. Nimali Udeshika                    Ms. Sanduni Udeshika              

Ms. Dasuni Uthpala

ERC/2018/58 Prevalence of anemia, its type and factors associated with it among patients admitted to Professorial Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura. Mr. SC Hapuarachchi                  Medical Student Ms. HMPR Hennayake                Ms. HMAM Herath                      Ms. HMUT Herath                       Mr. WMCB Hulugalla                  Ms. WJMNN Jayarathna
ERC/2018/59 Health seeking behavior of snake bite victims related to the snake bite, after being discharged from Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

Ms. BWDV Pemarathne                 

Medical Student

Ms. KHOTP Peiris                        Ms. SMGS Pemadasa                  Ms. HMWDS Perera                     Mr. KUAMJ Perera                      Mr. WWNU Perera
ERC/2018/60 Preference of mode of delivery and influencing factors for their decision, among cohort of women attending to antenatal clinic, obstetric unit, Teaching hospital Anuradhapura: a hospital based cross sectional study.

Ms. RMGD Rathnayake                 

Medical Student

Ms. RMGM Rathnayake                    

Mr. BKJS Rodrigo                               

Ms. DPAM Rupasinghe                      

Mr. SMRTB Samarakoon                  

Mr. LL Sampath

ERC/2018/61 Awareness of first aid techniques used in emergency situations among first year students of Faculty of Social sciences and Humanities, RUSL.

Ms. Kavisha Bokaragoda                

Medical Student

Ms. WPN Chandrarathna           

Ms. ART Dayani                         

Ms. EWU Dayawansha              

Mr. GGPN De Silva                     

Mr. TSASU De Silva

ERC/2018/62 Life expectations and health related barriers among rural adolescents and youth Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in Anuradhapura district.

Ms. Iresha Dilhari                

Medical Student

Ms. WKP De Silva                              

Ms. RK Deerasuriya                           

Mr. KKUC Dharmadhasa                

Mr. WPN Dias                                   

Ms. KLS Dilrukshi

ERC/2018/63 Identification of Microbes Present in Food Packaging Materials Collected from Anuradhapura Municipal Area. Mr. MGDD Wijethunga                Medical Student

Ms. PGKM Wimalarathne                 

Ms. PWGDM Wimalarathne             

Ms. WDTD Withanamahamudhali  Mr. MM Witharana

ERC/2018/64 The level of knowledge & practice of foot care in patients with diabetic foot ulcer in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

Ms. WMS Bandara               

Medical Student

Ms. BABI Basnayaka                          

Ms. SIR Begum                                  

Mr. KJAD Buddhika                           

Mr. N Chrishanthan

ERC/2018/65 Economic cost of snake bite at the Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

Mr. A Abesiriwardhana              

Medical Student

Ms. MHDT Aberathna                    Ms. AHMDN Abeyrathne                   

Ms. KA Abewardana                         

Ms. AMKM Adhikari

ERC/2018/66 Physical Health status and the Emotional Intelligence among prisoners of Anuradhapura prison and a comparison with General Population. Mr. HMCEB Mawilmada               Medical Student

Mr. KGK Malindi                               

Ms. PMAN Muthuhari                       

Ms. AZA Maryam                           

Mr. MADN Marasinghe                    

Ms. RMIM Manike

ERC/2018/67 Attitudes of health staff in selected primary, secondary and tertiary care centers, medical and nursing students, towards deliberate self-poisoning patients in Anuradhapura District.  Mr. KAKL Karunarathna               Medical Student

Ms. WMPP Jayasinghe                 Mr. KWUI Kandewaththa           

Ms. MKNT Karunarathne           

Ms. D Karunathilake

ERC/2018/68 Behavioral and emotional symptoms among institutionalized adolescents in institutions registered at child protection authority in Anuradhapura district: Descriptive study.

Ms. WSN Fernando              

Medical Student

Ms. HGNG Gamage                     Ms. GDEU Gangodawila            

Ms. DMD Gayesha                     

Mr. HMMN Gunasinghe             

Mr. KRUS Gunathilaka

ERC/2018/69 Assessing the knowledge of pregnant women in urban and rural Anuradhapura on selected antenatal care that they should receive. Ms. BMBNKR Balasooriya Medical Student

Ms. GMS Bandara

Mr. KGNM Bandara

Mr. UGWSU Bandara

Mr. UMALK Bandara

Mr. WMBS Bandara