Dr. Pathirage Kamal Perera

Senior Lecturer - Grade II, Consultant Physician

Appointments

  • Head, Department of Ayurveda Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics (Current)
  • Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Department of Ayurveda Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
  • Consultant Physician, Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella, Sri Lanka (Current)
  • Coordinator- Doctor of Medicine (Ayurveda) [MD(Ayu)] programme, IIM, University of Colombo (Current)
  • Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, IIM, University of Colombo (Current)
  • Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (Current)
  • Member in Research and Higher Degree Committee (RHDC), IIM, University of Colombo (Current)
  • Member in Board of Study MD(Ayu), IIM, University of Colombo (Current)
  • Acting Additional Director, Postgraduate section, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo ( 22nd October to 28th October 2015)
  • Consultant and Resource person to World Health Organization, SEARO for IPRs Development in Sri Lanka (2014-15)
  • Head of the Department of Allied Sciences, IIM, University of Colombo (2012-2015)
  • Member – Project and Implementation of Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property – National Assessment Report – Sri Lanka  -for  Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka (2014-2015)
  • Expert Group Member- Research and Development investment framework (RDIF), Ministry of Technology and Research, 2014
  • Consultant to develop Ayurveda Pharmacy in Bandaranaike Memorial Research Institute, Navinna, Maharagama (2014-2015)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology

Specialized Fields: Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Immune Medicine (China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China 2011)

  • CTHE(SL) and SEDA (UK, 2007)

Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE), Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo and accreditation with SEDA teaching qualification from United Kingdom

  • M.Sc. (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2006)
  • B.A.M.S. [Hons] University of Colombo, Sri Lanka(2003)
  • Diploma in Research & Development of Products to Meet Public Health Needs , Japan (2013) (Post-Doctoral training)
  • Certified and trained in Pharmacovigilance and Drug safety – Uppsala World Health Organization Monitoring Center, Sweden – 2016 (Post-Doctoral training)

Research Fields

Clinical trials, Phytomedicine , Traditional medicine ,  Quality assurance and standardization of Pharmaceuticals, Rational use of medicines, Pharmacovigilance and  Adverse drug reactions, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes and other immune diseases, Medical education , Bio medical-clinical ethics, Bio-transformation technologies , Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) development

Ongoing and recently completed clinical trials 

  1. Open label clinical trial for evaluating the effectiveness of an herbal cough syrup Healing Herbs® : ERCIIM Reg No:16/63:
  2. Open label clinical trial for evaluating the effectiveness of an Ayurvedic formulation: Lunuwila anti-acne cream 2016 (Completed) (ERCIIM: REG No: 15/47)
  3. Therapeutic Efficacy and Bioactivity Mechanisms of a Novel preparation, Sudarshana Syrup

Phase I- completed – A phase I study of the safety/ possible toxicity of a novel Ayurvedic preparation, Sudarshana Suspension – Sri Lanka Clinical trial registry No:SLCTR/2015/005

Phase II- Therapeutic evaluation of the antipyretic activity of the Ayurvedic preparation Sudarshana Suspension in febrile children – Sri Lanka Clinical trial registry No: SLCTR/2015/026(completed)

  1. A phase II/III study of the anti-inflammatory activity of Rasnasapthakaya decoction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Sri Lanka Clinical trial registry No: SLCTR/2015/028 (Ongoing)
  2. Identification of Chemical fraction of Tragia involucrata L. and the effect on hyperglycaemic human subjects (2015-2017) (Ongoing)
  3. Impact of social and cultural factors on non-communicable diseases in selected Indigenous communities in SriLanka : A medical anthropological study of indigenous communities in Dambanaand Henanigala (2015-2017) (On going)
  1. A randomized single blind comparative trial to evaluate efficacy of whole plant of Phyllanthusniruri crude powder with PushyanugaChoornafor the treatment of Rakthapradara due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding(2013/2014) (Completed)
  2. The effect of Gotukola (Centellaasiatica) caplet with cow’s milk in memory increasing abilities (MedyaRasayana) in healthy adults– (2013/2015) (Completed)
  3. A randomized open labeled comparative trial to evaluate efficacy of SatapushpaShatavariChurnawithSatapushpaShatavariGritaMatraVastifor the management of Artavakshaya due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  (2013/2015) (ERC No: 14/33) (Completed)
  4. Randomized, single blind, clinical study to compare the efficacy of selected two Ayurveda herbal regimens on the treatment of uterine fibroids (2016- 2018) (Ongoing)
  5. Effect of Pitawakka Navaya (Traditional Herbal Decoction) and its novel preparation in the treatment of Peenasa (Allergic Rhinitis) (2016- 2018)   (Ongoing)

Publications 

Original research papers in peer reviewed and science citation indexed (SCI) journals

  1. Pallie MS, Perera PK, Goonasekera CL, Kumarasinghe KMN, Arawwawala LDAM. The diuretic activity of the hot water extract of Tragia involucrata Linn. in rats. International Journal of Pharmacology 2017
  2. Andrew Stranieri, Kerryn Butler-Henderson; Tony Sahama ; PathirageKamal Perera; Jonas Lima Da  Silva ; DanwinPelonio; SaiSumanManjunath; DhariniRaghavachar. A Visual Grid to Digital Record an AyurvedicPrakriti Assessment; a First Step toward the Transition to Integrated Electronic Health Records. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2016
  3. Karunaratne MGDT, Fernando CD, Gunasinghe SD, Cooray MCD, Udawatte C,  Kanchana PADP, Perera PK.  Inhibitory action on the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and suppression of free radicals in vitro by a polyherbal formulation Nawarathnekalka used by the traditional medicinal system of Sri Lanka.BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016 , 16:197
  4. SeneviratneVajira PS, Hapuarachchi SD, Perera PK.Standardization and quality control of Centellaasiaticalinn. (gotukola) dried powder and capsules. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015, 5(1):42-50
  5. Perera HARP, Karunagoda K, PereraPK,Samarasingha K, Arawwawala LDAM. Phyllanthusniruri Linn grown in Sri Lanka: Evaluation on phyto and physico-chemical propertiesof the whole plant.World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences : 2015;09 (04), 1452-1459 (http://www.wjpps.com/)
  6. Karunaratne MGDT, Fernando SCD, Udawatte C, Perera PK. Nitric oxide scavenging activity of the herbal formulation Nawarathne Kalka used in traditional medicinal systems in Sri Lanka for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Chemistry in Sri Lanka, 2015, 32 (02)
  7. Perera P.K.,DahanayakeJ, Karunagoda K. A brief survey on Awareness of pharmacovigilance among Aurveda physicians in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Humanitas Medicine (TANG), 2015, 05. (http://www.e-tang.org/)
  8. Perera PK, Perera M, Kumarasinghe N. Effect of Sri Lankan traditional medicine and Ayurveda on SandhigataVata (osteoarthritis of knee joint). AYU 2014;35:411-5 9 (http://www.ayujournal.org/text.asp?2014/35/4/411/159007)
  9. Perera P.K.,Dahanayake J. Analytical study of Cosciniumfenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. stem powder of different market samples in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine 2013, 3(1), 180-181
  10. Peng C., Perera P.K., Li .Y.M., Fang. W.R., Liu L.F., Li F.W. Anti-inflammatory effects of Clematis chinensisOsbeck extract(AR-6) may be associated with NF-κB, TNF-α, and COX-2 in collagen-induced arthritis in rat.Rheumatology International 2012,  32,(10), 3119-3125
  11. Perera, P.K., Peng, C., Xue, L., Li, Y., Han, C., 2011. Ex vivo and In vivo Effect of Chinese herbal Pill Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) on experimental arthritis, Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  12. Perera P.K., Li Y. Improve students’ effectiveness in lab sessions using instant lab report International Journal of Pharmacy Teaching & Practices 2010; 1(2), 24-26
  13. Perera, P. K., Peng, C., Li Y., Fang, W., Han, C., 2010.Immunomodulatory activity of a Chinese herbal drug Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) in adjuvant arthritis. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 42, 65-69
  14. Perera, P. K., Peng, C., Xue, L., Li, Y. , Fang, W., 2010.Han C. Effects of Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) pill on Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis.Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines 8, 57-61
  15. Peng, C.,Perera, P. K., Li. Y., Teng, Q,Han, C. Experimental study on secondary affection of rat’s collagen arthritis treated with Yi Shen Juan Bi pill. Chinese Journal of Traditional Medical Science and Technology 2010, 17(5), 389-390 (China)
  16. Perera P.K., Li Y., Anti rheumatic herbal compound drug Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) as selective cytokines target in rheumatoid arthritis. Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine 2011, 01 (02), 86-90
  17. Perera P.K., The secondary plant products and alkaloids. Review article. Ayurveda Sameekshawe II/III 2007, 211-213
  18. PereraPK,Li.Y. Functional herbal food ingredients used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacogansy Review  2012:6:37-45
  19. Perera PK, Li Y ,Mushrooms as a functional food mediator in Preventing and ameliorating diabetes.Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2011; 4:161-171
  20. PereraPK;Peng C; Xue, L; Li Y; Han C: Serum Pharmacological Effect of Chinese Herbal Pill Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) on Cultured Macrophages and Synoviocytes.  PlantaMedica 2012; (5); 78: P_113
  21. PereraP.K., Ayurveda Facilities in Sri Lanka – Current Scenario of Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka, Letter, The Spice Journal, 2013.
  22. Perera P.K., The spices used in Ayurveda Medicine. The Spice Journal, 2013
Book Chapters
    1. Perera PK. Plant-derived Agents in Modulation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Medicinal Plants – Recent Advances in Research and Development Springer publication, 2016.( http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-1085-9_18)
    1. PereraPK, Ranaweera K.K.D.S, Bamunuarachchi A., 2010.Develop of honey and garlic mix (MadhuLasuna) using advance drum drying processing. Functional foods for chronic diseases Volume 5, diabetes and related diseases. Food Science Publisher, 1212 Hampshire Ln., Richardson, TX 75080, USA, p 206-214 (http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/files/39826987.pdf)
    2. Perera PK. Evidence based drug development in the light of basic sciences and modern medical technologies for traditional medicine. Recent Advances on the role of basic sciences in Ayurvedic Medicine , published by, Banaras Hindu University, Varnasi, India, 2014, 16- 22.
    3. Autoimmune Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition. Chapter 4, Perera PK.et al,ScholarlyEditions™ eBook
    4. Endocrine System Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition, Chapter 1,Perera PK.et al,ScholarlyEditions™ book
Books
  1. PereraPK, Manisha Sridhar. study on intellectual property rights (IPRs) and trade in traditional medicines (TM) in SriLanka,World Health Organization- South East Asian Region Office, 2014
  2. PereraPK. Teaching and learning portfolio. 1st Edition 2014
  3. Perera PK, Ranaweera KKDS et al., Ethics review Guidelines for traditional medicine for Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI)
  4. Perera PK, Amarasinghe APG, Mawjood AHM, Ethics review guidelines for Institute of Indigenous Medicine.
  5. PK Perera, Obe suwayata Ayurvedaya, Right Media, Sri Lanka (ISBN 978-955-4960-01-5)

Cover Story

  1. Perera PK, Citrus limon Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine 2014, 4(1)
  2. Amarasinghe P , Perera PK.Albizia lebberck2014, 4(2)

Technical reports

  1. P.K. Perera. A resource person (Traditional Medicine) : Implementation of Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property – National Assessment Report – Sri Lanka, March 2015 published by World Health Organization (WHO, SEARO).
  2. P.K. Perera. A resource person &Expert Group Member (Health) – Research and Development investment framework (RDIF), Ministry of Technology and Research, 2014.
  3. CONFERENCE REPORT on 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine (ICAUST – 2015 & AYU EXPO) 10th -12th December 2015
  4. CONFERENCE REPORT on 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine (ICAUST -2014 & AYU EXPO) 16th -18th December 2014
  5. CONFERENCE REPORT on The 3rd International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products ICMPHP-2011
Abstract Proceedings 
  1. A.S. Saroja Weerakoon, P.Kamal Perera, Dulani Gunasekara, Sugandhika Suresh. Chronic anti-inflammatory activity of Bees’ honey on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  2. Kodithuwakku ND, Perera PK Standardization and quality control of Ayurveda powdered drug: Dhathree Churna. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  3. RN Herath, Perera PK Product development & standardization of Bakuchi (Psoraleacorylifolia) cream. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  4. Erandika KVL, Perera PK Product development and standardization of Sri Lankan traditional formulation : Nelliadi herbal tea. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016 Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  5. K Thejan, S. Fernando, T.T Niles, Johann De Zilwa, P.K Perera. Standardization and quality control of Healing Herbs Herbalean Capsule. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016 Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016) Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  6. Wickramarathna DAN, Perera PK. Product development and standardization of herbal drug: Shathavari – Amalaki tablet. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016 Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  7. Kodithuwakku KMVH, Perera PK. Product development and standardization of SeethodakaTaila containing herbal plaster. 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), 8-10th December 2016Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  8. Nishan Jayasundara, Swarna Kaluthotage, Kamal Pathirage, Harshini Kularathna, Sudharma Umayangani, Erandi Gunathilaka. Integrated approach for managing adenocarcinoma of common bile duct – A case report 11/2/2016 2016, WORLD CANCER CONGRESS, MCI France – 24, rue Chauchat – 75009  Paris – France.
  9. Andrew Stranieri, Tony Sahama, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Kamal Perera. A model for the introduction of Ayurvedic and Allopathic electronic medical records in Sri Lanka. IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2016), 21-22 October 2016, Kerala, India.
  10. P K Perera, Speaker : Clinical research experience of Ayurveda and traditional Sri Lankan medicine in the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, European Ayurveda Congress, October 15-16 th 2016, German
  11. A.S.Saroja Weerakoon, P.Kamal Perera, Dulani Gunasekara, Sugandhika Suresh. Chronic anti-inflammatory activity of Sudarshana powder on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions – (iPURSE 2016), 4th November, 2016
  12. M S Pallie, P K Perera, C L Goonasekera, K M N Kumarasinghe, and L D A M Arawwawala Acute toxicity and diuretic study of hot water extract of Tragia spp. in rats. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),72nd Annual Sessions 07/12/2016, At University of Colombo
  13. A.S.S. Weerakoon, P.K.Perera, D.Gunasekera, T.S.Suresh. Evaluation of the invitro and invivo antooxident potentials of Sudarshana powder.International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka , “Professional Integration for a Secure Nation” 8th and 9th September 2016
  14. Andrew Stranieri, Tony Sahama, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Pathirage Kamal Perera. A Model for the Introduction of Ayurvedic and Allopathic Electronic Medical Records in Sri Lanka. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/)
  15. Perera PK. Importance of clinical case studies for traditional system of medicine. Ayurveda – Expo 2016″ – 8, 9, & 10 July 2016 International Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition & Symposium / BMICH Colombo
  16. R.B.J. Manchanayaka, Perera P.K.,Comprehensive review on aphrodisiac herbs used in Ayurveda. 4th National Symposium on Traditional Medicine 2016 on “Healthy Women  for Wealthy Nation” organized by the Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on  3rd  June 2016.
  17. M. Helika Bandusena, S.C. Dilanka Fernando, Chandani Udawatte, Pathirage Kamal Perera. Analysis of Cadmium levels in Ashwagandhadee and Thipaladhee Ayurveda powdered drugs in Sri Lankan Herbal Market. Chemistry in Sri Lanka. 2016
  18. Pathirage Kamal Perera, D. Erandi Gunathilaka, N. Chandra , Therapeutic Effects of Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda Treatment Regimes on SandhigathaVata (Osteoarthritis) – A case series. 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  19. G.C Prasadini, E.J.P.N.U Sandamali, J.M Dahanayaka, P.KPerera. STANDARDIZATION OF HERBO MINERAL AYURVEDA MEDICINAL DRUG: ANANDABHAIRA VARASA, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  20. MS Pallie ,PK Perera , CL Goonasekera , KMN Kumarasinghe , LDAM Arawwawala . EVALUATION OF THE DIURETIC ACTIVITY OF HOT WATER EXTRACT OF TRAGIA INVOLUCRATA L. IN HEALTHY MALE WISTAR RATS, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  21. P.C Priyadarshani, K.P.K.R.Karunagoda, P.K.Perera. THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF SRI LANKAN AYURVEDA TREATMENT REGIMES FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS– A CASE SERIES, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  22. J.P.N Sandamali • A.G.C Prasadini • J.M Dahanayaka • P.K Perera •,STANDARDIZATION AND QUALITY CONTROL OF HERBO MINERAL TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL DRUG: GRAHANI JEEWAKA KALKA 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  23. MS Pallie PK Perera • CL Goonasekera • KMN Kumarasinghe • LDAM Arawwawala •, Conference Paper: FORMULATIONS AND USES OF TRAGIA INVOLUCRATA L. WITH REFERENCE TO SRI LANKAN AYURVEDA PHARMACOPOEIA, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  24. A.M.P Kumarapeli • K.P.K.R Karunagoda • P.K Perera •, A randomized open label comparative trial to evaluate the efficacy of SatapushpaShatavariChurna with SatapushpaShatavariGritaMatraVasti for the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  25. Vajira P. S. Seneviratne • K. Perera •, QUALITY ASSURANCE OF HERBAL FORMULATIONS, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  26. K Thejan • P. Devaraj • S.Fernando • T.T Niles • Johann De Zilwa • Pathirage Kamal Perera • Standardization and Quality Control of Healing Herbs Liver Health & Detox Capsule, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo; 12/2015
  27. A.S.S.Weerakoon • P.K.Perera • D. Gunasekara • T.S.Suresh •, STUDY OF THE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF SUDARSHANA POWDER IN ANIMAL MODEL, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo, IIM, University of Colombo; 11/2015
  28. Seneviratne VPS, Hapuarchchi SD, PK Perera, Priyanjali De Zoysa. Effects of Gotukola (Centellaasiatica) Capsules with Cow’s Milk in Modulation of Cognition in young adults: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial (RCT).National Conference on Indigenous Systems of Medicine – 2015, Bandaranayke Memorial Ayurveda Reserch Institute, Sri Lanka; 10/2015
  29. MGDT Karunarathne, SCD Fernando, C Udawatte, PK Perera. Nitric Oxide scavenging and inhibition of protein glycation by a traditional medical preparation, NawarathneKalka. 16th ASIAN CHEMICAL CONGRESS (16ACC), 18-21 November, 2015 Dhaka, Bangladesh
  30. A.S.S. Weerakoon, P.K. Perera, D. Gunasekera, T.S. Suresh. A safety study on a novel Ayurvedic Preparation, Sudarshana Suspension, in healthy volunteers.PeradeniyaUniversity International Research Sessions – iPURSE, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 5-6 November 2015
  31. N.A.Dharmasena.P.K. Perera, K.P.K.R. Karunagoda. Traditional food preservation systems used in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 3rd National Symposium on Traditional Medicine: Sri Lankan Traditional Foods for Healthy Life. 5th September 2015, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  32. Perera HARP, Karunagoda KPKR, PereraPK.Comprehensive review of Guna karma and Dosha karma of the ingredients of PushyanugChurna (PC) on Raktapradara due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding (D.U.B.).3rd National Symposium on Traditional Medicine: Sri Lankan Traditional Foods for Healthy Life. 5th September 2015, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  33. P. S. Seneviratne, P.K.Perera,S.D. Hapuarachchi. A Review on Centuries old Traditional uses of Centellaasciatica L. (Gotukola) with special reference to its Intellectual promoting properties. 3rd National Symposium on Traditional Medicine: Sri Lankan Traditional Foods for Healthy Life. 5th September 2015, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  34. Ajeethan V., Shanika F., Thejan A.K., Niles T.T., De Zilwa J, Standardization and quality control of Healing Herbs – Herbal Cough Syrup.First International Conference on Herbal Medicine Genomics and Drug Discovery, 22 – 24 July 2015, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  35. Karunaratne MGDT, Fernando SCD, UdawatteC,Inhibitory action caused on the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGE) by the herbal formulation Nawarathne Kalka (NK) used in traditional medicinal systems in Sri Lanka.FirstInternational Conference on Herbal Medicine Genomics and Drug Discovery, 22 – 24 July 2015, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  36. K.Perera, ManishaSridhar.Study on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Trade in Traditional Medicines (TM) in Sri Lanka. 22nd International conference of The college of Medical Administrators in Sri Lanka, 13th of March 2015.
  37. K.Perera,Current status of clinical herbal drug development in SriLanka, 2nd Scientific Sessions ,Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) January 16th & 17th 2015 at Medical Research Institute, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
  38. Kumarasinghe, P.K. Perera.A Sri Lankan traditional medicine (Bamboo Swarasa) to control Dengue symptoms and signs – a preliminary observation.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  39. P. S. Seneviratne, S.D. Hapuarachchi, P.K.Perera. A critical review on intellect promoting medicines in Ayurveda with special reference to Centellaasciatica(Linn.).2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  40. G.D.T. Karunaratne, P.K. Perera, C. Udawatte, S.C.D. Fernando. Major effective chemical compounds and their mechanisms for anti-arthritic effect in Sri Lankan traditional medicine herbal formula, NawarathneKalka: a comprehensive review. 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  41. T.M. Dilrukshi, P.K.Perera. Comprehensive medicinal review of Katupila (Flueggealeucopyrus) in Sri Lankan traditional medicine.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  42. H.N.P. Hemali, M.K.G.C.M. Menike, P.K. Perera. An ethno medicinal survey on traditional herbal treatments with reference to cancers.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  43. M. Dahanayake, P.K. Perera, A.G. Samarawickrama, T.A.N.R. Gunarathna.Comprehensive review on different drug preparations used in mandamvedakama (treatments for malnutrition) in Sri Lankan traditional medicine. 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  44. A.S.S. Weerakoon, P.K. Perera, D. Gunasekera, T.S. SureshAnalysis of shelf life of a novel preparation: SudarshanaSyrup.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  45. M.S. Samaraweera, P.K. Perera, K.K.D.S.Ranaweera.Product development and standardization of immune enhancing tablets made from crude powder of Emblicaofficinalis, TinosporacordifoliaandTerminaliachebula(NRA).  2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  46. A.M.P. Kumarapeli, P.K. Perera, K.P.K.R. Karunagoda, A.I.S. Priyadarshan, N. Kumarasinghe.Qualitative phytochemical analysis of shathapushpa-shatavari crude powder (ssp).2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  47. Jayasundara, E. Gunathilaka, P.K. Perera.An analysis of table salt roasted by an ancient method used in the treatment of cancer.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  48. S.G. Wijayasinghe, D.M.H.D.B. Dissanayake, A.I.S. Priyadarshan, P.K. Perera.
  49. A comparative chromatography study of different tel spp. (Ipomoea spp.) in Kuliyapitiya region, Kurunegala district Sri Lanka.2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  50. Gunathilaka, N. Jayasundara, P.K. Perera. Principles of traditional medicine in the management of cancer – A case report. 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014 (http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  51. Weerakoon WASS, Perera PK, Gunasekara D, Suresh TS.Antihistamine Effect of Bee’s Honey in Wistar Rats; Abstract proceeding book of the KDU International Research Symposium 2014 on Expanding Developmental Horizons through Education, Research and Innovation, held from 21st and 22nd August 2014, General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University, Rathmalana10390, Sri Lanka: 48. (http://www.kdu.ac.lk/conference/)
  52. Weerakoon WASS, PereraPK,Gunasekara D, Suresh TS.Anti-nociceptive Effect of Bee’s Honey in Wistar Rats, InternationalConference on Multidisciplinary Approaches 2014 (ICMA 2014).Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.13-14, August,   (http://www.fgs.sjp.ac.lk/icma2014/)
  53. Perera HARP, Karunagoda K, Perera PK, Wakkumbura HP, Anuradha Roy. Ethno Botanical Uses of Phyllanthusniruri(Elapitawakka) in Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine.SixthNational Conference and First International Symposium on Traditional Medicine , 24th to 26th July 2014 at Kandy City Centre, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  54. Perera PK, Dahanayake J, Karunagoda K. Awareness of pharmacovigilance among group of aurveda physicians enrolled in postgraduate studies at Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions – iPURSE, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 4-5 July 2014 (http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ipurse/proceeding_book/HH/250.pdf)
  55. Perera PK. Ethical considerations pertaining to clinical research in traditional medicine in Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions – iPURSE, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 4-5 July 2014(http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ipurse)
  56. Dahanayake JM, Pallie MS, Perera PK, Hapuarchchi SD. Review on Croton tiglium containing formulas in traditional text: 1st National Symposium on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, 28-29 June 2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  57. Wijayasinghe LSG, Dissanayake DMHDB, Priyadarshan AIS, Perera PK. Ethno medicinal survey on identification of different varities and usage of Ipomea (Tel Kola) in Kuliyapitiya region, Kurunegaladistrict in Sri Lanka. 1st National Symposium on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, 28-29 June 2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  58. Vajira PS Seneviratne, Perera PK, Hapuarachchi SD. Effect on Agni in management of cancer: a case study of Ayurvedic perspective. 1st National Symposium on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, 28-29 June 2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  59. Kumarapeli M, Karunagoda K, Perera PK.Comprehensive review on Asperagusracemosus on gynecological disorders using traditional textsThalpathepiliyam(ola leaves).1st National Symposium on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, 28-29 June 2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  60. HARP Perera, Karunagoda K, Perera PK, KGUD Kondasinghe. Comprehensive analysis of clinical usage of Phyllanthusniruri among traditional practitioners in Sri Lanka. 1st National Symposium on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine, 28-29 June 2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  61. WASS Weerakoon, K. Samarasinghe, P K Perera, D Gunasekara , T S Suresh. Long Term Administration Effects and Antihistamine Effect of Sudarshana powder in an Animal Model. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions – iPURSE, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 4-5 July 2014(http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ipurse)
  62. Weerakoon WASS, Perera PK, Gunasekara D and Suresh TS;Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Bees Honey in Wistar Rats. Abstract proceeding book for Inaugural Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) at the Dept. of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka on 25thand 26th  January 2014; 45
  63. Weerakoon WASS, Perera PK, Gunasekara D and Suresh TS;Anti-nociceptive Effect of Hot Water Extract of Sudarshana Powder (An Ayurvedic Formulation) in Wistar rats. ; Abstract proceeding for 1st Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka on 22nd and 23rd January 2014; 42
  64. PereraPK,Perera KMSP. Effect of Sri Lanka Ayurveda Medicine on Pain and Range of Movement of Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint Accompanied by Exostoses: Case Report. 1st International Conference on Unanai, Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Medicine, 19th-21st of December 2013
  65. Weerakoon WASS, PereraPK,Gunasekara D, Suresh TS. Evaluation of the Anti-Inflammatory Effect of the Hot Water Extract of Sudarshana Powder: An Ayurvedic Formulation in Wistar Rats.1st International Conference on Unanai, Ayurveda, Siddha Medicine and Traditional Medicine, 19th-21st of December 2013
  66. Perera PK., Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicine in Sri Lanka. An Invited Guest Speaker, International symposium on Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda Expo 2013, International Indigenous Healthcare exhibition. 12 – 14 July 2013 at the BMICH Colombo, Sri Lanka(http://www.ayurveda-expo.com/index.html).
  67. Weerakoon WASS, Suresh TS, SamarasingheK,Perera PK, Gunasekara D. Effect of long term administration of the novel preparationSudarshanaSyrupon blood parameters of Wistarrats.Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 69th Annual Sessions: Adaptation& Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change, Ensuring Sustainable Socioeconomic Development, from2ndto 6th December 2013(http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/annual-session)
  68. Weerakoon WASS, Perera PK, Gunasekara D and Suresh TS; A Study on the Anti InflammatoryEffect of a Novel Preparation, Sudarshana Syrup (SS) in Wistar Rats; Abstract proceeding book of the KDU International Research Symposium 2013 on SRI LANKA AS A HUB ASIA: THE WAY FORWARD held from 22nd and 23rd August 2013, General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University, Rathmalana10390, Sri Lanka: 48. (http://www.kdu.ac.lk/videos/symposium-2013/medical_session/medical_session3.html)
  69. Weerakoon WASS, PereraPK,Gunasekara D, Suresh TS. Evaluation of Anti-Pyretic Effect of Sudarshana Syrup on Wistar Rats. International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry& Natural Products inHyderabad, India, 2013(http://www.omicsgroup.com/conferences/pharmacognosy-phytochemistry-natural-products-2013/).
  70. Perera PK, Effect of Garlic and Bee’s honey mix (GBM) on cytokine expression in arthritis. 12th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals April 15-18th, 2013, The University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi, USA.(http://www.oxfordicsb.org/home)
  71. Perera PK, Saputhantree DR.A survey on AbavaPratinidi or official drug substitute for Dasamula(ten herbal plants roots)used in three main Ayurveda Hospitals in Sri Lanka. 5th International Conference on Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products”. HERBAL EXHIBITION – 2013, 25-27th Manipal University, India.(http://icmphp5.blogspot.com/)
  72. Weerakoon WASS, PereraPK,Gunasekara D. Suresh TS, Anti-inflammatory effect of Sudarshana Syrup (SS) in Wistar rats. 12th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals April 15-18th, 2013, University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi, USA. (http://www.oxfordicsb.org/home)
  73. Perera PK,,TDNKarunarathne.Ethnomedicinal Plants Used to Treat Arthritis in Traditional Medical System of Three Selected Districts in Sri Lanka. 12th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals April 15-18th, 2013, The University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi, USA. (http://www.oxfordicsb.org/home)
  74. Perera P K, Li Y.Effect of Garlic and Bee’s honey mix (GBM) in experimental arthritis. 12th International Conference entitled “Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease: Science and Practice”, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA, November 29 – December 1, 2012. (http://functionalfoodscenter.net/Conference_program_-_SMU_2012.html)
  75. Karunarathne TDN, Perera P K, Ethnomedicinal plants used to treat bone fracture in traditional medical system of three selected districts in Sri Lanka .Conference proceeding book,4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products(ICMPHP) , The John Hopkins University Campus, Rockville, Maryland, USA, September 6-8, 2012. (http://icmphp.org/).
  76. Perera P K, Li Y.Effectiveness of two herbal formulas for inducing apoptosis in Freund’sadjuvant induced arthritis in rat model.44th APACPH Conference proceedings.2012 October 14th – 17th 2012, Sri Lanka.( http://www.apacph2012.org/)
  77. Perera P K, Li Y.Modulation of cytokines expression by two herbal formulas in experimental arthritis.Conference proceeding book, 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products(ICMPHP) , The John Hopkins University Campus, Rockville, Maryland, USA, September 6-8, 2012. (http://icmphp.org/).
  78. Perera PK, Current scenario in herbal medicine in Sri Lanka, Abstract proceeding book,Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) ,4th annual Herbal International Summit cum Exhibition on Medicinal & Aromatic Products, Spices and finished products(hi-MAPS) at NSIC, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi on 14 -15 April, 2012. (http://www.assocham.org/events/showevent.php?id=654)
  79. K.AnAyurvedic Perspective of Personality Development and Psychotherapeutic System. Abstract proceeding book, 5thAnnual Research Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences.The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka RASSL March 30th and 31st 2012(http://www.royalasiaticsociety.lk/rassl5arc/)
  80. Perera P.K.,Dahanayake J.Analytical study of Cosciniumfenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. stem powder of different market samples in Sri Lanka. Abstract proceeding book , 10th International Conference in the Series: Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases, Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice, March 13-15, 2012, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California, USA)(http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/List_of_Accepted_Abstracts.html)
  81. Perera P K, Li Y. Effectiveness of herbal drugs used as immunomodulators in rheumatoid arthritis. Abstract proceeding book of TheNational Ayurveda Research Conference, 20th of January 2012,BMARI, Nawinna, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. (http://www.indigenousmedresearch.lk/researches/Kamal.pdf) (http://www.indigenousmedresearch.lk/conference.html)
  82. PereraK., LiY.Mushrooms as a functional food mediator in preventing and ameliorating diabetes. Abstract proceeding book of 8th International Conference of Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice, March 15-17, 2011, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.(http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/_List_of_Accepted_Abstracts_UNLV_.html)
  83. Perera P.K, Ranaweera K.K.D.S, BamunuarachchiA.,Develop of honey and garlic mix (MadhuLasuna) using advance drum drying processing. Abstract proceeding book of functional foods for chronic diseases: Diabetes, and related disease; 2009; 108-110 (Functional food center, USA).(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449915019/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A1E4CAL37MFV9Z)
  84. Perera P.K, Ranaweera K.K.D.S, BamunuarachchiA.Application of modern processing technologies in the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicine, Honey & Garlic Mix (MadhuLasuna)-Svastha International Ayurveda Conference proceeding book, 2007 (College of Ayurveda,Middlesex University, UK). (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CBYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fayurveda-database.blogspot.com)
  85. K, Ranaweera K.K.D.S, Bamunuarachchi A., Effects of advance drum drying processing of honey and garlic mix (MaduLasuna).Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 2008,40(sup2),S173-S173(http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?ph08097or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086143/)
Technical support
  1. Effects of Maslinic acid, a natural triterpene, on glycogen metabolism in cultured cortical astrocytes.Teng Guan, Yunman Li, Hongbin Sun, XuzhenTang,YisongQian;Planta Med;2009: 75(10): 1141-11439 . (Thieme Journals) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/19291614)

News letters

  1. Evidence based drug development in Ayurveda and traditional medicine. SLAAS section A, News Letter, 2016, May
  2. K. Sri Lankan traditional medicine perspective of cancer.SLAAS section A, News Letter, 2015, July.
  3. K.,Pharmacovigilance for Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka, SLAAS section A, News Letter, 2013 (http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/publications)
  4. Perera, P. K., Peng, C., Li, Fang, W., Han, C., 2010(Aug).Immunomodulatory activity of a Chinese herbal drug Yi Shen Juan Bi (YJB) in adjuvant arthritis (Abstract), e Newsletter, National Science Foundation Sri Lanka (http://www.nsf.ac.lk/newsletter/09082010.php)

Calendrial publication

  1. Perera PK.,Preserving heritage for tomorrow”, medicinal plants of Sri Lanka : Calendrial publication : Education support & awareness programme with Sri Lanka Telecom , 2014
Resource Person, Invited Talks and Session Chairs in Conferences and Workshops
  1. Key note speaker and session chair: International Conference on Ayurveda Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plants December 16, 2016, Gall Face Hotel Colombo – Sri Lanka
  2. Chairperson, Session B, 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016) Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (cmb.ac.lk/icaust2016)
  3. Resource person for workshop (one day programme) on Ayurveda drug standardization, Department of Ayurveda, Western Provine, Sri Lanka 28 November 2016
  4. Advisory committee member, National Research Conference and Exhibition on Indigenous Medicine (NRCEIM-2017), University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 27-29 January 2017
  5. Speaker:Topic:Clinical research experience of Ayurveda and traditional Sri Lankan medicine in the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Europian Ayurveda Congress, October 15th 2016, Koblenz, German
  6. Plenary Speaker and co-chair : Ethics issues in Clinical Trials in Complementary and Traditional Medicine : Symposium on Ethics issues in Clinical Trials COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 24TH TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2016, October  16th , 2016,  (http://www.cma2016.org), Co-organized by Sri Lanka Medical Association, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, SATELLITE MEETING ON RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ETHICS, In collaboration with the, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), University of Miami, USA, Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP), Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL)
  7. Speaker/Resource person: Topic: Pharmacovigilance for traditional systems of Medicine Workshop on Pharmacovigilance and drug safety, 22nd July 2016 – 8.30 am to 12.00 Noon, Target group: Ayurveda doctors, Intern doctors and other interested groups, Department of Ayurveda, Western Province, Nawala Rd, Nugegoda, Organized by: Department of Ayurveda, Western Province & Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS
  8. Guest speaker: Topic:Importance of clinical case studies for
    traditional system of medicine. Ayurveda – Expo 2016″ – 8, 9, & 10 July 2016 International Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition & Symposium / BMICH Colombo
  9. Guest speaker: Topic: Overview of Research Ethics and Alternative Systems of Medicine in Sri Lanka.V SRU -CITI International Conference on “Research Ethics Education in Alternative Systems of Medicine” Sri Ramachandra University, 13th October 2016
  10. Panelist and Guest speaker: Sub theme – Cancer, Presented topic: Clinical trials on cancer through traditional systems of medicine.  NSF Research Summit 2016“Empowered by Research & Innovation”07th– 08th July 2016, BMICH, Colombo
  11. Co- chair Second International Conference on Natural Products Genomics and Drug Discovery. “Basic and Translational Research on Cancer and Inflammation”. 23 – 24 June 2016, Conference at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  12. Plenary Speaker: Clinical Trials in Traditional Medicine, Second International Conference on Natural Products Genomics and Drug Discovery. “Basic and Translational Research on Cancer and Inflammation”. 23 – 24 June 2016, Conference at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  13. Resource person and Guest Speaker: Topic – Rules & Regulations of Herbal and Rasa Medicines, based on recommendations of World Health Organization. Workshop on herbal drug standardization and development – Physicians of Siddha and Unani systems of Medicine at National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Nawinna, Sri Lanka., 4th April 2016
  14. Resource person and Speaker: Topic Role of Traditional Medicine in Communicable Diseases. Workshop – Update on Communicable Diseases & Management Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya Collaboration with Section A, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) 2016/3
  15. Resource person and Guest Speaker: Topic – Drug Development Using Novel Technology. Workshop on Herbal Drug Development and Standardization – Provincial commissioners and other national drug developers.   26th  February 2016 , BMARI , Sri Lanka
  16. Key note speaker: Pathirage Kamal Perera , Current status and challenges in Ayurveda and traditional systems of medicine, 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine – ICAUST 2015, IIM, University of Colombo, IIM, University of Colombo; 11/2015
  17. Resource person and Guest Speaker: Workshop on Training of Trainers (2015) , Ayurveda and Traditional Medical Systems Practitioners), Organized by Postgraduate Section, Ethics Review Committee (ERCIIM), Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Collaboration with Department of Ayurveda, Western ProvinceAnd Section A, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  18. A Guest Speaker: Topic: Traditional medicine clinical research would differ from conventional research. Conference on “Recent Innovations in Ayurvedic Sciences and Technology (ICRIAST)”, 24-25 October 2015 at Prof. K.N. Udupa Auditorium, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  19. Session Chair: Cardiovascular Diseases and Traditional Medicine. National Conference on Indigenous Systems of Medicine – 2015, Bandaranayke Memorial Ayurveda Reserch Institute, Sri Lanka; 10/2015
  20. A Guest Speaker: Topic:“Health benefit of Spices” Seminar on Strategies for enhancing production of quality spices for local and export market. 8th October 2015, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
  21. Resource person andGuestSpeaker:Topic:Importance and Productivity of Phytomedicine and Ethno-pharmacology in Bio- Medical Research, Workshop on Uses of Natural Sciences in Medical Research. 29th September 2015, Medical Research Institute, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka
  22. Resource person and a plenary speaker, Topic: A researcher’s perspectives: Ethical Issues in Traditional Medicine, Workshop on Ethical Issues in Research on Traditional Medicine: Drafting Guidelines on TM Research, Organized by the ERC, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka14th August, 2015
  23. Resource person and a plenary speaker.Topic: A new hope against cancer through Sri Lankan traditional medicine. FirstInternational Conference on Herbal Medicine Genomics and Drug Discovery, 22 – 24 July 2015, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  24. Resource person and a Keynote speaker:Topic: Issues and paradigms in Traditional Medicine. Pre Congress Workshop: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Could we integrate for better Care. 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 5th – 8th July 2015
  25. Resource person and a Keynote speaker:Pre conference Symposium on Public health, andintellectual property rights. 22nd International conference, The college of Medical Administrators in Sri Lanka, 13th of March 2015
  26. Co-Chair and Keynote speaker: Develop clinical research in Traditional Sri Lankan Medicine (TSM) context. International Conference on Health and Medicine – ICHM 2015, 17th – 18th March 2015 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo,Sri Lankahttp://conference.serendivus.com/index.php/main/loadHealthAndMedicine
  27. Resource person: Topic: Critical aspects of Randomized controlled trial design: BMARI, Nawinna, Maharagama,Sri Lanka. Organized by: Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI)andSection A, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Collaboration with World Health Organization 26thFebruary2015
  28. Resource person: Topic: Protocol writing in clinicalresearch.Workshop on Protocol Writing in Clinical Research: BMARI, Nawinna, Maharagama,Sri Lanka. Organized by: Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) Collaboration with World Health Organization 27thJanuary2015
  29. Resource person:Topic: Developing and using case studies. Workshop on Protocol Writing in Clinical Research: BMARI, Nawinna, Maharagama,Sri Lanka. Organized by: Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) Collaboration with World Health Organization 27thJanuary 2015
  30. An invited guest speaker ,Current status of clinical herbal drug development in SriLanka, 2nd Scientific Sessions ,Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) January16th & 17th 2015 at Medical Research Institute, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
  31. Key note speaker, Research issues in Traditional Medicine. 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine and Ayu Expo -2014, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, December, 16-18, 2014(http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/)
  32. Invited guest speaker and resource person-Combining Traditional and Modern Medicine for the Development of Clinical Drugs and Nutraceuticals. Workshop on “Integrating Traditional and Modern Medicine in the 21st Century” Organized by: Section E2 of SLAAS in collaboration with BMRAI (Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute10th November 2014 at BMARI, Sri Lanka.
  33. Invited guest speaker- Testing and Accreditation Aspects of Indigenous Medicine in Relation to NRDIF. National Research and Development Investment Framework 2015-2020 ACCREDITATION STAKEHOLERS’ MEETING Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment,MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH.7th November 2014 Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Sri Lanka
  34. Invited speaker and resource person-Interactive session – Identifying & solving problems in research–Workshop on Research Methodology, Organized BySection A, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science andBandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI), 12th May 2014
  35. Invited speaker and resource person- Research issues and opportunities in traditional medicine. Workshop on Research Methodology, Organized by Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) Collaboration with World Health Organization 07th October 2014
  36. Invited speaker and resource person- Ethical Issues in Traditional Medicine – Ethical Principles in Clinical Research, Organized By Section A, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science and Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) Collaboration with World Health Organization 07th October 2014
  37. Invited speaker and resource person-Ethical Issues in Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TAM), for Human Subject Protection Course (ER) Colombo , Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific In Collaboration with the Sri Lankan Medical Association and the  National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 4-6 August 2014
  38. Herbal drug development An invited guest speaker –Seminar on Indigenous medicine: Role of Chemists and recent advances, 21st of May 2014 ,Topic: Herbal drug development, organized byCollege of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka
  39. Chairperson – Session II ,Section “A”Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS)Scientific Sessions 2013, University of  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  1. An Invited guest speaker – An Ayurvedic Perspective of Oral Health and Research, Monthly clinical meeting of Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA), 11th October 2013, SLDA Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  2. An Invited guest speaker- Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicine in Sri Lanka. International symposium on South Asian Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda Expo 2013, International Indigenous Healthcare exhibition 12 – 14 July 2013 at the BMICH Colombo.
  3. Chairperson/Session 4 -Third International Conference on Holistic Medicine ICHM’2012: Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov 17, 18, 19, and 2012.
  4. An Invited guest speaker representing Sri Lanka Herbal Medical sector, Topic:Currentscenario in herbal medicine in Sri Lanka, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM) ,4th annual Herbal International Summit cum Exhibition on Medicinal & Aromatic Products, Spices and finished products(hi-MAPS) at NSIC, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi on 14 -15 April, 2012.
  5. Chairperson, Session 2: The 3rd International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products: 20th December 2011: At the Institute of Indigenous Medicine University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  6. An invited guest speaker: Application of Herbal Natural Products as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. International Symposium: Ayurveda Expo 2011 16th-17thJuly 2011, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Organizational memberships

  • Vice president – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS) Section A (Medical category) (2017) . (http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/sections)
  • Member of Allergy and Immunology Society in Sri Lanka (http://www.aissl.org/index.html)
  • Member of International Society of Ethnobiology, USA. (http://www.ethnobiology.net)
  • Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS) Section A (Medical category) (2015/2016) .(http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/sections)
  • Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS) Section A(Medical category) (2014/2015) .(http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/sections)
  • Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS)Section A(Medical category) (2013/2014).(http://www.slaas.lk/index.php/sections)
  • Executive Committee Member/ Founder member of Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) 2013. (http://vishwa.nsf.ac.lk/slalas/about.html)
  • ExecutiveCommittee Member of  Expert Committee for Herbal Medicine, conducted by SLMA
  • Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS)
  • Member of National Science Foundation (NSF) Sri Lanka
  • Member of World Auto-Immunity Network.
  • Member of Institute of Biology  in Sri Lanka  (http://iobsl.org/) –MBiol
Dr. Pathirage Kamal Perera
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Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.
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