Key organisations in the Sri Lanka Rabies 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 in this work include the Department of Health Services, the Public Health Veterinary Services, the Medical Research Institute and the National Health Fund. Additional collaborating organisations include the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Saliyapura; the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, the Veterinary Research Institute and the World Health Organisation.


Key people

Principal Investigators

               
Dr Chaminda Dissanayake          Veterinary Investigation Officer   Veterinary Investigation Center, Kegalle
Dr Risintha Premaratne   Consultant Epidemiologist   Ministry of Health (Epidemiology Unit), Colombo
         

Co-Investigators

       
Dr Hemali Jayasekara   Medical Officer   Ministry of Health (Epidemiology Unit), Colombo
Dr Pradeep Kumarawadu   Consultant Medical Epidemiologist   Department of Animal Production & Health
Dr Sarath Amunugama   Deputy Director General   Ministry of Health, Colombo
Dr Lionel Harischandra   Director   Ministry of Health (Pub Health Vet Services), Colombo
         

Collaborators

       
Dr Bhagya Wickramasooriya   Veterinary Surgeon   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Kandy
Dr Dilan Satharasinghe   Lecturer   University of Peradeniya, Kandy
Dr Gamini Jayakody   Provincial Epidemiologist   Provincial Health Department, Kandy
Dr Susantha Amarasinghe   Medical Officer   Base Hospital Medirigiya, Matale
Prof Samath Dharmaratne   Head & Associate Professor   University of Peradeniya, Kandy
Dr Sarath Kuruppu   Public Health Veterinary Officer   Ministry of Health, Colombo
Dr Mohammad Ijas   Veterinary Surgeon   Colombo Municipal Council, Colombo
Dr Nilupa Senasinghe   Veterinary Research Officer   Department Of Animal Production And Health, Colombo
Dr Nihal Pushpakumara   Public Health Veterinary Officer   Ministry of Health (Pub Health Vet Services), Colombo
         

Project Mentors

       
Dr Sithar Dorjee   Epidemiologist   University of Prince Edward Island,Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Canada
         

Project Activity Coordinator

       
Dr Joanna McKenzie   Consultant Epidemiologist   EpiCentre, Massey University