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Suranga Dassanayake

Thesis title

Risk of obstructive sleep apnoea in poorly controlled hypertension – a study of two population groups

Area of study

Cardiothoracic physiotherapy, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, hypertension, exercise and physical activities, anthropometry

Supervisors

  • Dr Margot Skinner, School of Physiotherapy, Otago University (Primary supervisor)
  • Dr Ben Brockway, Dunedin School of Medicine

Education background

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – 2015 University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine.Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Disaster Management - 2008
  • University of Peradeniya- Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc). - Computer Science, Statistics, Science Education- 2004 University of Peradeniya – Faculty of Science
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy – 2000 School of Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy – Colombo

Publications & Presentations

Journal articles

  •  Dassanayake S, Rajaratne SA and Rajaratne AAJ, 2016, Comparison of Cardio-respiratory Fitness and Anthropometric Characteristics between Teenage Swimmers and Non-swimmers, Int J Diabetes, 2016 Vol 1, Issue 2 , 2 of 5, (A head of Publishing)
  • Dassanayake TDMSB, Rajarathna S, Rajarathna AAJ,2016, Comparison of BMI and Body Fat percentage between teen age national level swimmers and controls, Med Crave – Advances in Obesity, weight management and control, Vol 4, Issue 6, 2016. USA (Published on 31 may 2016).
  • Kalyani HHN, Dassanayake S, Senarath U, 2015, Effects of Paraplegia on quality of life and family economy among patients with spinal cord injury, Spinal cord(2015)53,446-450,Publish online, 4th November 2014. (http://www.nature.com/sc/journal/v53/n6/full/sc2014183a.html)
  • Kalyani HHN, Senarath U, Dassanayake S, 2015, Effects of paraplegia caused by spinal cord injuries on an individual’s functional independency among patients admitted to rehabilitation hospital Ragama and national hospital of Sri Lanka, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy, Vol 03, No 02 (2015). (http://indianjournalofphysicaltherapy.in/ojs/index.php/IJPT/article/view/77)
  • Jayalath J.L.R., Dassanayake T.D.M.S.B., Dissanayake M.M . Gait variation in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a controlled study, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research, Int J Physiother Res 2014, Vol 2(5):677-80. ISSN 2321-1822 http://www.ijmhr.org/ijpr_articles_vol2_5/IJPR-2014-659.pdf
  • Thanthrige RS, Dassanayake S, Dissanayake D, 2014, Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in residents of an elderly home in the Colombo district, Ceylon Medical Journal (2014); 59: Vol. 59, No. 1, March 2014, 21-23

Books

  • Suranga Dassanatyake, Road Traffic Accidents A Disaster in Sri Lanka, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2012-08-03 ) ISBN – 13: 978-3-659-19444-3 ISBN 10: 3659194441, Published on 2012-08-03 (Book Language : English)
  • Suranga Dassanatyake “Nayayam Handunagena Divi Gevamu”,ISBN: -(Book Language: Sinhala)

Presentations

Conference presentations

  • Thantrige RS, Dassanayake S, Dissanayake D, Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people, living in an elderly home in Colombo district, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Academic Sessions 2011; Poster presentation
  • Udayanga SKK, Dassanayake S, Fernando D; The effectiveness of an organized patient- education programme to improve rehabilitation of Rheumatoid Arthritis in adult Sri Lankan patients attending the Rheumatology clinics of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), 124th Annual sessions, SLMA,2011.
  •  Kalyani HHN, Dassanayake S., Senarath U., Effects of paraplegia caused by spinal cord injuries on an individual’s functional status, quality of life and family economy among patients admitted to two selected hospitals., Asian Spinal Cord Association Conference, Colombo, 2011
  • Jayalath JLR, Dassanayake S, Dissanayake MM., Comparison of gait variables in a control group and in patients with knee osteoarthritis at National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatological Association. 2011.(poster)
  • Jayalath JLR, Dassanayake S, Dissanayake MM., Comparison of gait variables in a control group and in patients with knee Osteoarthritis at National Hospital Sri Lanka 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association , Colombo, Sri Lanka (Poster)
  • Gurusinghe HS, Katulanda P, Dassanayake S.,Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy treatments for musculoskeletal pain at National Hospital of Sri Lanka, 44th APACPH conference 2012, BMICH. (Poster)
  • Gurusinghe HS, Katulanda P, Dassanayake S.,Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy treatments for musculoskeletal pain at National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo, 2011 (Oral)
  • Ratnayake A, Dassanayake S, Chang T., Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers., Singapore Physiotherapy National Congress on September 2012, Singapore. (Oral)
  • Ratnayake A, Dassanayake S,Chang T., Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers, State of the Science: Ethnicity, Race and Disability” international conference 2011, conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Arlington, USA. (Poster)
  • Ratnayake A, Dassanayake S,Chang T., Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers, University Of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2012. (Poster)
  • Ratnayake A, Dassanayake S,Chang T., Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers, Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo, 2011 (Oral)
  • Arundika HAD, Chang T,Dassanayake TDMSB, Influence of hand dysfunction in activities of daily living in patients with rheumatoid arthritis attending the rheumatology clinics of The National Hospital of Sri Lanka., Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo, 2011 (Oral).
  • S.A.R. Darshika, Dassanayake S, The effects of the angle between the sole and the heel of heeled footwear on single and double support time, stride duration and toe off plantar flexion of females., Annual Academic Session, Sri Lanka Medical Council, 2013. (was selected to present in i-FAB conference 2014, Busan, Korea).
  • Dassanayake S, Rajarathna AAJ, Rajarathna SA, Differences in cardio-respiratory fitness between teenage swimmers and non-swimmers, International Students Sports Science Conference 2013, November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(Oral)
  • Dassanayake S, Rajarathna AAJ, Rajarathna SA, Differences in anthropometric characteristics of teenage swimmers and non-swimmers, International Annual Research Conference of University of Peradeniya 2014. (poster)
  • Dassanayake S, Rajarathna AAJ, Rajarathna SA, comparison of cardio-respiratory fitness between teenage swimmers and non-swimmers, International conference on Obesity and weight management, USA. 2014 (oral)
  • Dassanayake S, Rajarathna AAJ, Rajarathna SA, comparison of shoulder breadth and hip circumference between teenage swimmers and non-swimmers, World Science Congress, India, 2015(oral).
  • Dassanayake S, Rajarathna AAJ, Rajarathna SA, Comparison of cardiorespiratory fitness of national level teenage swimmers and teenage non swimmers in Sri Lanka, Annual Scientific sessions of the physiological society of Sri Lanka, November 2015.
  • Dassanayake S, Comparison of BMI, Body Fat and Lean body weight of National level female swimmers in Sri Lanka, International conference of childhood obesity and child development, 2016, Atlanta, USA.(Oral/Vidio)


Invited talks

  • Comparison of shoulder breadth and hip circumference of teenage swimmers and non swimmers, 5th International Conference of World Science Congress, New Delhi, India, 2015 October.
  • New trends in physiotherapy, International conference of General Practitioners, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Craniosacral therapy, A non invasive manual therapy technique. 1st International Physiotherapy Conference 2016, Janardan Rai Vidyapreeth University, Rajasthan, India.

Awards

  • University of Otago PhD Scholarship 2017
  • Science Flame, 5th International Conference of World Science Congress, New Delhi, India, 2015 October
  • Significant contribution award in academic field, 1st International Physiotherapy Conference 2016, Janardan Rai Nagar Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • First in the merit list - 27th Batch (1999-2001) – Diploma in Physiotherapy, School of Physiotherapy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • First in the merit list – 1st Batch of M.Sc. Disaster Management- PGIS, University of Peradeniya
  • First lecturer and Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy in a Sri Lankan University.

Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

Because this is a highly reputed institute with high standard of research and academic activities