Department of Veterinary Clinical Science

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Suranji

Dr. H. M. Suranji Wijekoon

Senior Lecturer

Office Address :

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email : suranjisk@gmail.com 
Phone :  (official and mobile):
Education :
  • Ph.D. in Veterinary Surgery- orthopedic and osteoimmunology(2018), University of Hokkaido, Japan
  • MPhil in Veterinary Clinical-Pathology/ Parasitology(2014)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2004), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Japanese Government Scholarship for PhD study under “Special Selection Quota for International Student 2014” (Program for Leading Graduate Schools), Hokkaido University, Japan.-2014
  • “Best oral presenter award”, Sapporo Summer Seminar for One Health conference, Hokkaido University, Japan-2016
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- ASBMR Conference, USA, 2015
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- Internship at Glasgow University 2016
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- BMJD Conference, Spain, 2016
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- JSVS Conference, Nihon University, Japan, 2016
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- Collaborative Research at Washington University, 2017
  • Hokkaido University, Leading Program Travel Grant- JSVS Conference, Kagoshima University, Japan, 2017


 

2015- Trained as a Teaching Fellow at Hokkaido University, Japan
2014-2017- Teaching assistant at Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery and Laboratory of Physiology
2013.10 -2014.3 – Temporary Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Peradeniya .
2011.5-2013.5- Temporary Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Peradeniya



Stem cells for regenerative medicine and understanding mechanism of action of disease-modifying arthrosis drugs by studying the extensive reciprocal interaction between immune and skeletal systems that obvious relevant to pathogenesis of bone erosion seen in rheumatoid arthritis and similar disorders


  • Evaluation of single and multiple uses of canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in repair of fractures in Sri Lankan indigenous dog

  • Journals

    • H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kazuhide Toyota, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C.Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Differentiation potential of synoviocytes derived from joints with cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patella luxation in dogs. Research in Veterinary Science 114: 370-377. 2017.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Eugene C.Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Chronological differential effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation of canine bone marrow-derived macrophages. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 79 (12): 2030–2035. 2017.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Eugene C.Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura Inhibitory effects of pentosan polysulfate on formation and function of osteoclasts derived from canine bone marrow. Journal of BMC Veterinary Research 14: 152. 2018.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, SanghoKim, Eugene C. Bwalya , Jing Fang, Keisuke Aoshima, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Anti-arthritis effect of pentosan polysulfate in collagen induced arthritis rats. Research in Veterinary Science 122: 179-185. 2019.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, D.M.S. Munasinghe, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, H.M.H.S. Ariyarathna, Neil Horadagoda, Jayanthe Rajapakse, D.D. Niranjala De Silva. Postmortem detection and histopathological features of canine spirocercosis-induced putative esophageal chondrosarcoma. Veterinary World 11(10): 1376-1379. 2018.
    • H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, D.D. Niranjala De Silva, D.M.S. Munasinghe, Jayanthe Rajapakse Characterization of antigenic property of adult Spirocerca lupi collected from esophageal nodules in dogs. Indian Veterinary Journal. Manuscript is in press. 2019.
    • Bwalya EC, Kim S, Fang J, Wijekoon HMS, Hosoya K, Okumura M. Effects of pentosan polysulfate and polysulfated glycosaminoglycan on chondrogenesis of canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in alginate and micromass culture. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 79(7): 1182–1190. 2017.
    • Bwalya EC, Kim S, Fang J, Wijekoon HMS, Hosoya K, Okumura M. Pentosan polysulfate inhibits IL-1β-induced iNOS, c-Jun and HIF-1α upregulation in canine articular chondrocytes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(5): e0177144.
    • Bwalya EC, Kim S, Fang J, Wijekoon HMS, Hosoya K, Okumura M. Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Restores the Phenotype of Dedifferentiated Monolayer Canine Articular Chondrocytes Cultured in Alginate Beads. Tissue Science and Engineering. 9:1. 2018.
    • Bwalya EC, Wijekoon HMS, Kim S, Fang J, Hosoya K, Okumura M. Independent chondrogenic potential of canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in monolayer expansion cultures decreases in a passage-dependent pattern. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 9;80(11): 1681-1687. 2018.
    • R. S. Kalupahana, L. Mughini-Gras, S. A. Kottawatta, H.M.S. Wijekoon, C. Gamage, J. A. Wagenaar. Weather correlates of Campylobacter prevalence in broilers at slaughter under tropical conditions in Sri Lanka. Epidemiology and Infection 146(8): 972-979. 2018.

    Abstract
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Eugene C. Bwalya, Keisuke Aoshima, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Anti-arthritic effect of pentosan polysulfate in rats with collagen induced arthritis (CIA). Japanese Society for Veterinary Science, Kagoshima University, Japan, 2017.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Eugene C. Bwalya, Jing Fang, Keisuke Aoshima, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Joint cytokine and biomarker quantification in collagen-induced arthritis rat treated with pentosan polysulfate. Sapporo Summer Seminar for One Health (SaSSOH) in Hokkaido University, Japan, 2017.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Chronological differential effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on RANKL-induced Osteoclast differentiation of canine bone marrow derived macrophages. Presented at 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), Barcelona, Spain 2016.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Inflammatory microenvironment in synovial tissue influences competency of osteoclastogenesis of osteoclast precursors derived from canine. Presented at 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), Barcelona, Spain 2016.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Kazuhide Toyota, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Differentiation potential of synoviocytes derived from joints with concurrent patella luxation or cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. Japanese Society for Veterinary Science, Nihon University, Japan, 2016.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Kazuhide Toyota, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Differentiation potential of synoviocytes derived from joints with comoon knee injuries in dogs. Sapporo Summer Seminar for One Health (SaSSOH) in Hokkaido University, Japan, 2016.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Suppress RANK Ligand Induced Osteoclast Differentiation via IL-1R/TLR Signal Transduction Involving Fos- Jun/AP1 Transcriptional Regulator Complex Repression. Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Seattle, USA, 2015.
    • Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, Eugene C. Bwalya, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Temporal differential effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation of canine bone marrow-derived macrophages. SaSSOH in Hokkaido University, Japan, 2015.
    • Eugene C. Bwalya, H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, , Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Pentosan polysulfate inhibits IL-1β-induced iNOS, c- Jun and HIF-1α upregulation in canine articular chondrocytes. Japanese Society for Veterinary Science, Kagoshima University, Japan, 2017.
    • Eugene C. Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Pentosan polysulfate downregulates iNOS, c-JUN and HIF-1α expression in IL-1β-stimulated canine articular chondrocytes. OARSI 2016 world congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 31st to April 3rd 2016.
    • Eugene C. Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. The effects of pentosane polysulphate and polysulphated glycosaminoglycan on chondrocytic differentiation of canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in three dimensional alginate culture. OARSI 2015 world congress in Seattle, USA, April 30th to May 3rd, 2015.
    • Jing Fang, Sangho Kim, Eugene C. Bwalya,H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Physiochemical interaction of hyaluronic acid enhanced the function properties of canine chondrocytes in vitro. SaSSOH in Hokkaido University, Japan , September 16th 17th 2015.
    • Eugene C. Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Pentosan polysulfate downregulates iNOS, AP-1 and HIF-1α expression in IL-1β-stimulated canine articular chondrocytes. SaSSOH in Hokkaido University, Japan, September 16th 17th 2015.
    • Eugene C. Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, H.M. Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells undergo chondrogenic differentiation in passaged monolayer expansion cultures in the absence of chondroinductive growth factors. SaSSOH in Hokkaido University, Japan , September 24th 25th 2014.
    • Jing fang, Sangho Kim, Eugine Chisela Bwalya, H.M.Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura. Effect of Hyaluronic Acid in Canine Chondrocytes in law Density Nutrients. SaSSOH in Hokkaido University, Japan, September 24th 25th 2014. ).
    • Contributed to 6th Asia-Pasific Workshop on Multi-Sectorial Collaboration for Prevention and Control Zoonosis, 2014, Japan.
    • Attended the 17th Joint Symposium between Seoul National University and Hokkaido University. November 2014. Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University.