Department of Veterinary Clinical Science

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Dr. W. R. Bandula Kumara

Prof.Ariyaratne

Dr. W. R. Bandula Kumara

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Studies

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Clinical Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400,
Sri Lanka.

Email :  wrbkumara@yahoo.com bandulavetlk@gmail.com
Phone :  +94 81 239 5654 (office)
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya)
  • PhD (Hokkaido, Japan)
  • Crt. Expert in Zoonosis Control (Japan)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Internship (Germany)
Research Interests:
  • Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
  • Zoonotic Diseases
Publications(selected):
  • Bandula Kumara Wickramasekara Rajapakshage, Janaka Pradeep Kumara Ellearaewe Garuhamilage, Dona Daphney Niranjala De Silva, Ashoka Dangolla. 2016. Dimensional ultrasonographic relationship of the right lobe of pancreas with associated anatomic landmarks in clinically normal dogs. J. vet. Med. Sci.78 (1): 1-5.
  • Bandula Kumara Wickramasekara Rajapakshage. 2016. Review article on antibabesial treatment protocols against canine babesiosis. S. L. Vet. J. 63(1): 15-21.
  • Bandula Kumara Wickramasekara Rajapakshage, Masahiro Yamasaki, Shiang-Jyi Hwang, Kensuke Nakamura, Noboru Sasaki, Masahiro Murakami, Yu Tamura, Sue Yee Lim, Hiroshi Otha, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsutoshi Takiguchi. 2012. Involvement of mitochondrial genes of Babesia gibsoni in resistance against diminazene aceturate. J. vet. Med. Sci. 74(9): 1139-1148.
  • Bandula Kumara Wickramasekara Rajapakshage, Masahiro Yamasaki, Kensuke Nakamura, Noboru Sasaki, Masahiro Murakami, Yu Tamura, Sue Yee Lim, Hiroshi Otha, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsutoshi Takiguchi. 2012. Analysis of energy generation and glycolysis pathway in diminazene aceturate-resistant Babesia gibsoni isolate in vitro. Jap. J. Vet. Research. 60 (2&3): 51-61.
  • Noboru Sasaki, Nobuki Kudo, Kensuke Nakamura, Sue Lim, Masahiro Murakami, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Yu Tamura, Hiroshi Ohta, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi. 2014. Ultrasound image-guided therapy enhances antitumor effect of cisplatin. Journal of Medical Ultrasonics. 41: 11-21.
  • Ohta, H., Takada, K., Sunden, Y., Tamura, Y., Osuga, T., Yee Lim, S., Murakami, M., Sasaki, N., Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Nakamura, K., Yamasaki, M. and Takiguchi, M. 2014. CD4 T cell cytokine gene and protein expression in duodenal mucosa of 4 dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, Article in review J. vet. Med. Sci. Mar 76(3): 409-414
  • Tatsuyuki Osuga, Kensuke Nakamura, Sue Yee Lim, Yu Tamura, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Masahiro Murakami, Noboru Sasaki, Keitaro Morishita, Hiroshi Otha, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsutoshi Takiguchi. 2013. Repeatability and reproducibility of measurements obtained via two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography of the left atrium and time-left atrial area curve analysis in healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res. 76(6): 864-869.
  • Kensuke Nakamura, Satoshi Takagi, Noboru Sasaki, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Masahiro Murakami, Hiroshi Otha, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsutoshi Takiguchi. 2011. Effects of sildenafil citrate on five dogs with Eisenmenger’s syndrome. J. Small Animal Practice. 52: 595-598.
  • Kensuke Nakamura, Satoshi Takagi, Noboru sasaki, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Masahiro Murakami, Hiroshi Otha, Masahiro Yamasaki, Mitsutoshi Takiguchi. 2010. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for characterization of canine focal liver lesions. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 51: 79–85
  • Masahiro Yamasaki, Mikiko Ishida, Kensuke Nakamura, Noboru Sasaki, Masahiro Murakami, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Yu Tamura, Sue Yee Lim, Hiroshi Ohta and Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi. 2011. Detection of anti-Babesia gibsoni heat shock protein 70 antibody and anti-canine heat shock protein 70 antibody in sera from Babesia gibsoni-infected dogs, Vet. Parasitol. 180: 215-225.
  • Masahiro Yamasaki, Yusuke Kobayashi, Kensuke Nakamura, Noboru Sasaki, Masahiro Murakami, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, Hiroshi Ohta, Osamu Yamato, Yoshimitsu Maede and Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi. 2011. Babesia gibsoni: Detection in blood smears and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues using deoxyribonucleic acid in situ hybridization analysis. Exp. Parasitol. 127: 119-126.
  • Gino C. Matibag, Yoshihide Ohbayashi, Koji Kanda, Hiroko Yamashina, Wickramasekara Rajapakshage Bandula Kumara, I.N. Gamini Perera, D.D. Niranjala De Silva, G. S. Panduka De S. Gunawardena, Ananda Jayasinghe, Rossana A. Ditangco, Hiko Tamashiro, 2009. A pilot study on the usefulness of information and education campaign materials in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice on rabies in rural Sri Lanka. J. Infect. Developing Countries. 3; 55-64.
  • Bandula Kumara W.R., Janaka Pradeep Kumara E.G., Niranjala De Silva D.D., Dangolla A. 2015. Dimensional Ultrasonographic relationship of the right lobe of pancreas with associated anatomic landmarks in clinically normal dogs. J. vet. Med. Sci.
  • Bandula Kumara W.R., Yamasaki M., Hwang S., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Tamura Y., Lim S.Y., Ohta H., Takiguchi M. 2012. Involvement of mitochondrial genes of Babesia gibsoni in resistance against diminazene aceturate. J. vet. Med. Sci. 74(9): 1139-1148.
  • Bandula Kumara W.R., Yamasaki M., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Tamura Y., Lim S.Y., Ohta H., Takiguchi M. 2012. Analysis of energy generation and glycolysis pathway in diminazene aceturate-resistant Babesia gibsoni isolate in vitro. Jap. J. Vet. Research 60 (2&3): 51-61.
  • Ohta, H., Takada, K., Sunden, Y., Tamura, Y., Osuga, T., Lim, S.Y., Murakami, M., Sasaki, N., Bandula Kumara W.R., Nakamura, K., Yamasaki, M., Takiguchi, M. 2014. CD4 T cell cytokine gene and protein expression in duodenal mucosa of 4 dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. J. vet. Med. Sci., 76(3): 409-414.
  • Sasaki N., Kudo N., Nakamura K., Lim S.Y., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Tamura Y., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takiguchi M. 2014. Ultrasound image-guided therapy enhances antitumor effect of cisplatin. J. of Medical Ultrasonics 41: 11-21.
  • Osuga T., Nakamura K., Lim S.Y., Tamura Y., Bandula Kumara W.R., Murakami M., Sasaki N., Morishita K., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takiguchi M. 2013. Repeatability and reproducibility of measurements obtained via two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography of the left atrium and time-left atrial area curve analysis in healthy dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 76(6): 864-869.
  • Sasaki N., Kudo N., Nakamura K., Lim S.Y., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Tamura Y., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takiguchi M. 2012, Activation of Microbubbles by short-pulsed ultrasound enhances the cytotoxic effect of Cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum (II) in a canine thyroid adenocarcinoma cell line in vitro. J. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 38: 109-118.
  • Nakamura K., Takagi S., Sasaki N., Bandula Kumara W.R., Murakami M., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takiguchi M. 2011. Effects of sildenafil citrate on five dogs with Eisenmenger’s syndrome. J. Small Animal Practice 52: 595-598.
  • Yamasaki M., Ishida M., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Tamura Y., Lim S.Y., Ohta H., Takiguchi M. 2011. Detection of anti-Babesia gibsoni heat shock protein 70 antibody and anti-canine heat shock protein 70 antibody in sera from Babesia gibsoni-infected dogs. Vet. Parasitol 180: 215-225.
  • Yamasaki M., Kobayashi Y., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Ohta H., Yamato O., Maede Y., Takiguchi M. 2011. Babesia gibsoni: Detection in blood smears and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues using deoxyribonucleic acid in situ hybridization analysis. Exp. Parasitol 127: 119-126.
  • Yamasaki M., Tamura N., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Tamura Y., Lim S.Y., Ohta H., Takiguchi M. 2011. Effects and Mechanisms of action of Polyene Macrolide antibiotics Nystatin on Babesia gibsoni in vitro. J. Parasitol 97: 1190-1192.
  • Chiba E., Yamasaki M., Ohta H., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Tamura Y., Lim S.Y., Bandula Kumara W.R., Honda H., Nasuno T., Ochiai K., Takiguchi M. 2011. Two dogs having infiltration of eosinophils into the subcorneal layer and dermis according to dermatohistopathology. Jpn. J. Vet. Dermatol. 17: 177-182.
  • Ohta, H., Yamaguchi, T., Bandula Kumara W.R., Murakami, M., Sasaki, N., Nakamura, K., Hwang, S., Yamasaki, M., Takiguchi, M. 2011. Expression and subcellular localization of apical junction proteins in canine duodenal and colonic mucosa. Am. J. Vet. Res. 72: 1046-1051.
  • Nakamura K., Takagi S., Sasaki N., Bandula Kumara W.R., Murakami M., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takiguchi M. 2010. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for characterization of canine focal liver lesions. Vet. Radiol. & Ultrasound 51: 79-85.
  • Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Ohta H., Yamasaki M., Takagi S., Osaki T., Takiguchi M.. 2010. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for Characterization of Focal Splenic Lesions in Dogs. J. Vet. Internal Medicine 24: 1290-1297.
  • Hwang S., Yamasaki M., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Ohta H., Maede Y., Takiguchi M. 2010. Development and Characterization of a Strain of Babesia gibsoni Resistant to Diminazene Aceturate in vtro, J. Vet. Med. Sci. 72: 765-771.
  • Hwang S., Masahiro Y., Nakamura K., Sasaki N., Murakami M., Bandula Kumara W.R., Ohta H., Maede Y., Takiguchi M. 2010. Reduced transcript levels of the heat shock protein 70 gene in diminazene aceturate-resistant Babesia gibsoni variants under low concentrations of diminazene aceturate. Jap. J. Vet. Research 58: 155-164.
  • Gino C. M., Yoshihide O., Koji K., Hiroko Y., Bandula Kumara W.R., Gamini P.I.N., Niranjala De Silva D.D., Panduka De S. Gunawardena G.S., Ananda J., Rossana A.D., Hiko T., 2009. A pilot study on the usefulness of information and education campaign materials in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice on rabies in rural Sri Lanka. J. Infect. Developing Countries 3: 55-64.
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