dr isuri Dr. IU WImalasiri
Lecturer (Probationary) in Physiology                                                                                     
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MBBS (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) 2008- 2014
PG Cert. in MedEd (Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo) 2018- 2019

Neurophysiology

Neuropsychiatry

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other pervasive developmental disorders

Human Physiology

Journals

  1. Isuri Upeksha Wimalasiri, Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, Camille Noel. The 15th Internation-al Training Seminar on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Article- World Psychiatry Associa-tion, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section’s Office Journal, Issue 16, September, 2019
  2. Wimalasiri, I. (2017). Left-handedness: is it the winner’s curse?. Hektoen International, A Journal of Medical Humanities, [online] Volume 9(Issue 4 – Fall 2017 ISSN 2155-3017). Available at: http://hekint.org/2017/11/27/left-handedness-winners-curse

  3. Wimalasiri, I. (2017). Serendipity: is it mere lucky coincidence?. Hektoen International, A Journal of Medical Humanities, [online] Volume 9(Issue 1 - Winter 2017 ISSN 2155-3017). Available at: http://hekint.org/2017/01/22/serendipity-is-it-mere-lucky-coincidence/

  4. Wimalasiri IU, Siyambalapitiya S. Scleroderma Diabeticorum: A case report. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, February 2017.

Free Papers

  1. Wimalasiri IU, Govinnage JC, Mohamed MNN, Williams SS. When parting is such sweet sorrow: A case report on hoarding disorder. Poster presentation- 11th Conference of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation and the 16th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, October 2019.
  2. Fonseka TPM, Gunasekara PATNP, Wimalasiri IU, Govinnage JC, Neththasinghe NMPJ, Amarasinghe DK, Obadaarachchi LN, Williams SS. The suitability of Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Mini- Mental State Examination for assessment of older adults in Sri Lanka. Oral Presentation- 11th Conference of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation and the 16th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, October 2019.
  3. Wimalasiri IU, De Abrew SI , Lasanthini DDM, Athukorala G, Puhambugoda H, Jayasuriya-Illesinghe V. Physical, social, psychological challenges faced by left-handers in an academic setting in Sri Lanka. Poster Presentation- Colombo Conference of Medical Education, November 2017. Won the 3rd place in the poster category.
  4. Wimalasiri I. Challenges and issues faced by the left-handers in an academic setting in Sri Lanka. Oral Presentation- Annual scientific sessions of Anuradhapura Clinical Society, September 2017.
  5. Wimalasiri IU, De Abrew SI , Lasanthini DDM, Athukorala G, Puhambugoda H, Jayasuriya-Illesinghe V. Challenges and issues faced by the left-handers in an academic setting in Sri Lanka. Poster Presentation- Annual scientific sessions of Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, November 2016.
  6. Ranasinghe PDB, Wimalasekera SW, Kaththriarachchi LS, Logenthiran PV, Wimalasiri IU, Sitamparapillai K. Effects of exposure to dust and exhaust fumes on lung functions of road workers-  Abstract- Preliminary results. Annual scientific sessions of Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, November 2016.

Invited Lectures at Academic Conferences

1. “Ethics and Culture in Mental Health Care”. Lecture at Sri Lanka Medical Association Joint Regional Meeting with the Avissawella Clinical Society, November 2018.

Online and Newspaper Articles

  1. Wimalasiri, I., Gamage, K. and De Silva, R. (2015). Meditation Ensures Healthy Brain Aging. Daily Mirror 25/7/2015.
  2. Meditation Ensures Healthy Brain Aging; http://life-after-retirement.com/meditation-ensures-healthy-brain-aging/ by Prof. Ranil de Silva, Dr. Isuri Wimalasiri and Dr. Kasunka Gamage
  3. What does music do to your mind and brain?; http://life-after-retirement.com/2015/10/16/what-does-music-do-to-your-mind-and-brain/

Other research experience

  1. Participation in the 15th International Training Seminar on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry organized by Fondazione Child for Study and Research into  Childhood and Adolescence from 12th to 17th, May, 2019, Rome, Italy.
  2. Research Assistant- Neurophysiological, Psychological And Epigenetic Changers Associated With Mindfulness, research conducted by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015.
  3. Research Assistant- Strengthening Health Policy Response to Address Intimate Partner Violence in Sri Lanka, a study headed and conducted by Ryerson University (Canada) and Sri Jayewardenepura University, 2014-2015.

Dr. Raghavan Kulanayagam Gold Medal for the Best Essay in Psychiatry by a Trainee- 2020

First in the order of merit and the winner of the Bobby Somasundaram Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance in MD(Psychiatry) Part 1, 2018

Distinction in Psychiatry - 2014

Distinction in Parasitology - 2012

  • Treasurer- General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU)- Mayo Clinic USA: International Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplant Medicine and Oncology Conference
  • Convener- Foundation Programme for Intake 34, FoM, KDU
  • Co- Conductor- Sinhala Language Programme to improve spoken Sinhala of foreign students and expatriates of Intake 32, FoM, KDU.
  • Member, TEC Committee  for Supply, Delivery and Maintenance of Medical Furniture for Wards of University Hospital, KDU
  • Supervisor- 3rd year (2018) Medical Student Community Medicine Research “Awareness of cervical cancer among women aged 35- 45 in PHM areas of Panadura”.

Professional Bodies / Institutions

Life Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association
Member, Ethics Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association
Member, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka

 

Other organizations

Member, Australasian Medical Writers’ Association
Member, Roteract Club of Colombo