Key organisations in the Sri Lanka Leptospirosis Project

Key organisations for this project include the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka within the Ministry of Health, and the Department of Animal Production and Health within the Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development. Other government departments involved include the Department of Health Services, the Medical Research Institute and the National Health Fund. Additional collaborating organisations include the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences at the University of Saliyapura; the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the University of Peradeniya; the Veterinary Research Institute and the World Health Organisation.


Key people

Project Manager

       
Dr Paba Palihawadana   Chief Epidemiologist   Ministry of Health (Epi Unit), Colombo
                 

Principal Investigators

       
Dr Suneth Agampodi    Lecturer   Rajarata University Of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura
Dr Tikiri Wijayathilaka   Assistant Director   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Kandy
Dr Jagath Amarasekara   Consultant Epidemiologist   Ministry of Health, Colombo
         

Co-Investigators 

       
Dr Mudithamala Kodituwakku   Veterinary surgeon   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Kandy
Dr Purna Ginige   Consultant Epidemiologist   Ministry of Health, Colombo
Dr Sarath Amunugama   Deputy Director General   Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Colombo
Dr Wasuladatta Jayasinghe   Medical Officer   Ministry of Health (Epi Unit), Colombo
Dr Dhammika Kumarasinghe   Veterinary Investigation Officer   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Colombo
         

Collaborators

       
Dr Chaminda Dissanayake   Veterinary Investigation Officer   Veterinary Investigation Center, Kegalle
Prof Samath Dharmaratne   Head & Associate Professor   University of Peradeniya, Kandy
Dr Chandika Gamage   Postdoctoral Fellow   Hokkaido University, Japan
Dr Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe   Consultant Epipdemiologist   Ministry of Health (Epidemiology Unit), Colombo
Dr Palika Fernando   Head, Div of Bacteriology   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Kandy
Dr Purna Samitha Ginije   Consultant Epipdemiologist   Ministry of Health (Epidemiology Unit), Colombo
Dr Susantha Amarasinghe   Medical Officer   Base Hospital Medirigiya, Matale
Dr Nuwan Wickramasinghe   Lecturer   Rajarata University Of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura
Dr Navaratnasingam Janakan   Focal Point, CDC   World Health Organisation, Colombo
Dr Roshan Priyantha   Veterinary Research Officer   Department of Animal Production & Health, Kandy
         

Project Mentors

       
Dr Jackie Benschop   Senior Lecturer   EpiCentre, Massey University
Prof John Crump   Professor   University of Otago, Dunedin
         

Project Activity Coordinator

       
Dr Joanna McKenzie   Consultant Epidemiologist   EpiCentre, Massey University