NHRS - 2017

National Health Research Symposium 2017

4th - 5th December 2017 at BMICH

“Promoting Research Culture by Sharing Evidence Based Research, Best Practices and Innovations”

The decisions regarding the submitted abstracts have been sent to the respective authors.
If you have not received the decisions yet please write to the NHRS through nhrsetr2017@gmail.com
or by phone to Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando through 0718313489

Abstract Submission Opens: 01st August 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: 22nd September 2017 (Extended !!)

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Education Training & Research Unit
Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine

General Information

Abstract Submission


The National Health Research Symposium (NHRS) welcomes the submission of abstracts from Sri Lankan authors presently working in the Ministry of Health. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting an abstract. Abstracts must be submitted online by 22 nd September 2017.

Online Abstract Submission Process

  1. Begin the registration process by clicking the Registration button shown below.
  2. You will be directed to the page with registration form.
  3. Fill all the boxes in the form with accurate information and complete the registration process.
  4. Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with your assigned registration number.
  5. Please use this number for all future correspondence including the abstract submission.


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Contact Details :
Email- nhrsetr2017@gmail.com
Contact no 0112675411


Dr. Sunil De Alwis
Deputy Director General
( Education, Training & Research)


Dr. L.A.C.S Dahanayake
Director Research
(ET&R Unit)

Abstract Committee

Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando
Head Abstract Committee
(Deputy Director - NIHS)

Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe - Deputy Director General (NCD)
Dr. S. Sridharan - Deputy Director General (Planning)
Dr. Sudath Samaraweera - Director (National Cancer Program)
Dr. Dilantha Dharmagunawardene - Director (Training)
Dr. Palitha Karunapema - Director (Quarntine)
Dr. Sumal Nandasena Deputy Director -Field Services (NIHS)
Dr. Pradeep Ratnasekara - Deputy Director (MRI)
Dr. Dedunu Dias - Deputy Director- Rehab. Hospital, Ragama
Dr. Supun Wijesinghe Consultant Community Physician
Dr. Sameera Senannayake - Senior Registrar, Community MED
Dr. A.P. Sandanayake - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. Ashok Perera Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. C.Perera - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. D.A.R.K. Dilrukshi - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. Dimuth Ponweera - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. K.D. Jayalath - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. M.C.M. Mallawarachchi - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. P.D.Koggalage - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. Prabath Amarasinghe - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. Samantha Ranasinghe - Registrar (Medical Administration)  
Dr. T.W.M.A.J. Bandara - Registrar (Medical Administration)
Dr. Neranga Liyanaarachchi - Registrar (Health Informatics)
Dr. Prasad Ranathunga - Registrar (Health Informatics)
Dr. C.R. Wijesundara - Registrar (Comunity MED)
Dr. M.P. Kumbukage - Registrar (Comunity MED)
Dr. N.D.W. Widanapathirana - Registrar (Comunity MED)
Dr. N.T. Wellappuli - Registrar (Comunity MED)
Dr. Chathura Wijesundara Registrar- Community MED
Dr. Chamila Abeywickrama - Medical Officer ET&R Unit
Dr. Maheshika Wanniarachchi - Medical Officer ET&R Unit
Dr. Sankeesha Kariyawasam - Medical Officer ET&R Unit

Dr. Sashika Sandaruwani - Medical Officer ET&R Unit
Dr. Dhammika Rathnayake – Medical Officer ET&R Unit
Dr. Pathmasiri Warnakulasuriya - Senior Lecturer - FOM USJP
Dr. Bimali Weerakoon – Lecturer - University of Peradeniya
Dr. Nithushi Samaranayake - Senior Lecturer- FOM USJP
Dr. Dilmi Aluwihare Samaranayake
Ms. Sriyani – Nursing Officer – National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Mr. K.K.M Piumal - ICT Officer
Mr. V.Tharsinath - ICT Officer
Ms. Asoka Abeynayake - Principal - Post Basic College of Nursing
Mr. Wimalarathne Dissanayake - Prncipal - NTS, NHSL
Mr. Ranjith Dhanapala - Principal School of MLT,NIHS
Mr. Mohomed Hunais - Principal School of MLT,TH Peradeniya
Ms. Janaki Silva - Principal School of MLT,MRI
Mr. Rohana Perera - Principal -School of Physiotherapy,NHSL
Mr. Wimalasena Vitharana - Principal -School of Radiography,NHSL
Mr. W. Nidangoda - Principal - School of Pharmacy,NIHS
Ms. M.Y.M. Nisha - Principal - School of Pharmacy,NHSL
Ms. Shirani Jayawardene - Principal Sc.of Ophthalmic Technology,NEH
Mr. Jeewantha Sasika - Principal - School of Prosthtists and Orthotists
Mr. Najith Sumnasena - Principal - School of Entomology,MRI
Dr. Champa Senanayake - Principal - School of Dental Therapy
Ms. Champa Premakumari Principal - School of Cardiography,NHSL
Mr. RMSK Rathnayake - Principal - Sc Electro Encephalography,NHSL
Mr. Keerthi De Silva - Principal - School of PHL Tec,NIHS
Mr. Saliya De Silva Principal - School of Public Health Inspector,NIHS
Mr. Harendra Kuruppu - Senior Tutor - School of Pharmacy,NHSL
Mr. Iranga Aluthge - Senior Tutor - School of Physiotherapy,NHSL
Mr. Bhanaka Fernando - Senior Tutor - School of Physiotherapy,NHSL
Mr. Upali Seekubadu - Senior Tutor - School of Ophthalmic Tec,NEH