Key organisations in the Sri Lanka Brucellosis Project

Key organisations for this project include the Epidemiology Unit within the Ministry of Health, the Department of Animal Production and Health within the Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development, and the University of Colombo. Other organisations that are collaborating with the project are the the Veterinary Research Institute, the University of Peradeniya, and the Canadian Food Safety Group.


Key people

Principal Investigators

       
Dr Nalika Gunawardena             Senior lecturer in community medicine       University of Colombo, Colombo
Dr Chinthana Karunarathne   Veterinary Investigation Officer   Department of Animal Production & Health, Wariyapola

Co-Investigators

       
Dr Deepa Gamage   Consultant Epipdemiologist   Ministry of Health (Epidemiology Unit), Colombo
Dr Pradeep Kumarawadu   Consultant Medical Epidemiologist   Department of Animal Production & Health, Peradeniya

Collaborators

       
Dr Samanthika Jagoda   Lecturer   University of Peradeniya, Kandy
Dr Gangodawilage Perera   Government veterinary surgeon   Government Veterinary Centre, Anuradhapura
Dr Kamalika Ubeyaratne   Veterinary Surgeon   Department of Animal Production & Health-VRI, Matara
Mr Raju Marapana   District Veterinary Surgeon   Department of Animal Production & Health, Central
Dr Chinthaka Wickramasinghe   Veterinary surgeon   Department of Animal Production & Health, Kandy
Dr Mahen Kothalawela   Medical Officer   District General Hospital, Gampaha
Dr Waruna Haputhantirige Don   Medical Officer   Base Hospital
Dr Sumathy Puvanendiran   Veterinary Research Officer   Department of Animal Production & Health, Kandy

Project Manager

       
Dr Paba Palihawadana   Chief Epidemiologist and President of the College of Community Physicians   Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Project Mentors

       
Prof Annette O'Connor   Veterinary Epidemiologist   Iowa State University

Project Activity Coordinator

       
Dr Joanna McKenzie      Consultant Epidemiologist   EpiCentre, Massey University