Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Nayana

Dr. Nayana Wijayawardhane

Senior Lecturer (Gr1)

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Clinical Science,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email : nayanaw@vet.pdn.ac.lk
Phone :  (official): +94 812395659
Education :
  • PhD in pharmacology, Auburn University, USA | 2004-2007
  • BVSc, University of Peradeniya | 1995-2000

  1. 2020 - Best Student Research Paper in Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya
  2. 2019 - Defining Excellence Award of the Massey University, New Zealand
  3. 2004 - Best scientific paper (Clinical section) at the 55th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
  4. 2017 - Best scientific presentation (oral) award (1st prize) for the Sciences category, at the 30th annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka
  5. 2007 - Best scientific presentation (oral) award (1st prize) for the Sciences category, at the 17th annual Graduate Research Forum presented by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council
  6. 2007 - Honor award of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the exceptional scholastic achievements in Auburn University
  7. Presidential award for the scientific research published in the year 2008.
  8. 2005-2006 Outstanding graduate student of Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
  9. 2006 - Best scientific presentation (oral) award (1st prize) at the 16th annual Graduate Research Forum presented by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council
  10. 2006 - Best scientific presentation (poster) award (3rd prize) at the 16th annual graduate research forum presented by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council
  11. 2004-2005 Outstanding Graduate Student of Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.


 

  • Veterinary undergraduate -Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Therapeutics, Animal Science
  • Postgraduate – Scientific Writing, Advanced Veterinary Reproduction

  • My vision of researching is to generate new knowledge by conducting high ranking and impactful research through the collaborative efforts. Fruitful collaborations are the key for sharing the knowledge, expertise and resources available locally and globally. My ultimate objective of researching is to help the national development and socio-economic development Synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. I have a diverse research interests mainly focussed on;

  • Anti-pain and anti-inflammatory effects of peripherally restricted kappa opioid receptor agonists
  • Clinical research: Spirocercosis in dog, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in dog, Urine protein creatinine ratio in dog, Uropathogenic Escherichia coli in dog
  • Ehrlichia and Anaplasma spp. in dogs
  • SARS-like corona viruses in selected animal populations in Sri Lanka
  • Veterinary education: use of simulators in teaching and learning clinical skills, Curriculum pedagogy, communication of veterinary students, Canine Ophthalmic Cytology in ocular surface disorders

  • Position Current Completed
    Principal Investigator 2 3
    Co-investigator 4 1
    Collaborator 10 2

    Completed projects
  • Prenatal alcohol exposure and glutamatergic (AMPA) synaptic dysfunction- collaboration with Dr. Julia Vaglenova, Dr Charles Breese, Dept. of Pharmacal Sciences of Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA-Major contributor.
  • Prenatal nicotine exposure and hippocampal glutamatergic synaptic dysfunction- collaboration with Dr. Charles Breese, Dr. Julia Vaglenova, Dept. of Pharmacal Sciences, of Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.
  • Modulation of AMPA receptors by benzamide anticonvulsants- collaboration with Dr. Randall Clark, Dept. of Pharmacal Sciences, Auburn University.
  • Potentiation of AMPA receptor activity by Sildenafil citrate- collaboration with Dr. Tuncer Degim, University of Gazi, School of Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Etiler-Ankara 06330 Turkey.
  • Nerve growth factor signaling in p-62 gene knockout mice- collaboration with Dr Marie Wooten, Associate Dean for research, College of Science & Mathematics, Auburn University.
  • Investigation of anti-pain and anti-inflammatory effects of peripherally restricted kappa opioid receptor agonists- collaboration with Dr. Bronwyn Kivell, School of Biological Sciences, Dr. Jacqui Harper, Malagham Medical Research Facility, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, Dr. Thomas Prisinzano, University of Kansas, USA.
  • Study of prevalence and clinical manifestations of Spirocercosis among dogs in Sri Lanka. Co grantee, University Research Grant RG/2012/V/55. Collaboration with Wijekoon, H.M.S., Munasinghe, D.M.S., Ariyarathna, H.M.H.S., Horadagoda, N., Rajapakse, R.P.V.J., De Silva, D.D.N.
  • Assessment of renal proteinuria as a diagnostic marker in early detection and confirmation of renal disease and establishment of staging system in renal disease in Sri Lankan dogs: Grantee, University Research Grant. RG/2013/18/V. Collaboration with A.J.D. Watson, Prof. I.D. Silva, D.D. N. de Silva
  • Screening of MRSA positive dogs arriving at Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Peradeniya. Grantee, University Research Grant. RG/AF/2013/48/V. Collaboration with D.R.A. Dissanayake
  • A Survey on clinical significance of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma spp. in dogs in Sri Lanka. Grantee, University Research Grant RG/AF/ 2013/53/V. Collaboration with W.R. Bandula Kumara, I.D. Silva, P.S. Jayathilake

  • Ongoing research Projects :
  • Is it a zoonotic infection? Pilot study on clonal nature and zoonotic potential of uropathogenic Escherichia coli from dogs: Research Collaboration with Prof. Chris Riley and Jackie Benschop, Massey University, New Zealand
  • COVID-19: Crisis inspiring Innovation Grant of University Grants Commission: “Understanding SARS-like corona viruses in selected animal populations in Sri Lanka: Implication for future possible corona virus outbreaks”. Collaboration with Dr. D. A. Satharasinghe, Dr. L.J.P.A.P. Jayasooriya, Dr. Tharanga Thoradeniya, Dr. G A Prathapasinghe, Dr. J M K J K Premarathne, Dr. M A R V.Muthugala, Dr. D.S. Anoja F. Dheerasinghe, Dr. D.D.N.de Silva, Prof. Arjuna Medagama, Dr. V. Liyanapathirana, Dr. Asanka Thennegedara, Dr. K.M.G.K. Bandara, Dr. W.M.C.M. Wijesinghe
  • Setting up a clinical skills lab in Sri Lanka using low cost, homemade simulators for teaching and acquisition of veterinary professional and clinical skills., and validating the simulators for student teaching and learning- collaborator: Professor. Sarah Baillie, Bristol University, UK
  • Study on Canine Ophthalmic Cytology in ocular surface disorders, and prevalence of ophthalmic conditions in dogs in Sri Lanka. Collaboration with Dr. Claudia Hartley, Head of Ophthalmology, Langford Veterinary Services, University of Bristol and Assistant Prof. S. Anoop, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, India
  • Study on Assessing the attitudes of veterinary students toward learning communication skills
  • Leptospirosis of Pet dogs: Critical zoonotic problem. Collaboration with Dr. Chandika Gamage, Dr. H.M.S. Wijekoon
  • Study of bone density in pet dogs in a veterinary tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka. Collaboration with Prof. Badra Hewavithana, Dr. Eranda Rakapakshe, Dr. D.D.N.de Silva

  • Position MPhil. / PhD. current completed
    Co supervisor MPhil 1 1
    Supervisor MPhil 2
    Completed supervisions:
    1. H.M.S. Somarathne – Master of Philosophy Study of prevalence and clinical manifestations of spirocercosis among dogs in Sri Lanka


    Journals

    1. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Chanaka Rabel, Lachlan McIntyre, Tim J. Parkinson, Siril Ariyarathne, and Harishchandra. Abeygunawardena. (2020). Institutional experience with curricular renewal during the OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Program between the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and Massey University, New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. [Published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 9]. J Vet Med Educ. 2020; e20190113. doi:10.3138/jvme-2019-0113
    2. Jayatilaka, P.S., Pinnagoda, P.P.H., Gunawardena, P.E., Ginarathne, K.M.H., Silva, I.D., Wijayawardhane, N., Mallawa, M.R.C.K., Karunaratne, T.M.W., Dangolla, A. and Rajakaruna, R.S. (2018). Emergence of a thrombocytopenic disorder in a group of working dogs of Sri Lanka Air force. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal, 65(1), pp.13–15. doi:
    3. Vaglenova, J., Wijayawardhane, K.A.N., Pandiella, N.M.T., Vaithianathan, S., Birru, Breese, C.R., Suppiramaniam, V., Clark, R. (2008). Aniracetam reversed learning and memory deficits following prenatal ethanol exposure by modulating functions of AMPA receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology. 33(5):1071-83. DOI: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301496
    4. Nayana Wijayawardhane, ThirumaliniVaithianathan, Brian C Shonesy, Julia Vaglenova, Alexander Dityatev, Vishnu Suppiramaniam. (2008). Ameliorating effects of preadolescent aniracetam treatment on prenatal ethanol-induced impairment in AMPA receptor activity. Neurobiology of Disease. 29(1):81-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2007.08.001
    5. Nayana Wijayawardhane, Brian C Shonesy, Julia Vaglenova, ThirumaliniVaithianathan, Mark Carpenter, Charles R Breese, Alexander Dityatev, Vishnu Suppiramaniam. (2007). Postnatal aniracetam treatment improves prenatal ethanol induced attenuation of AMPA receptor mediated synaptic transmission. Neurobiology of Disease. 26 (3):696-706. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2007.03.009
    6. Wijekoon, H.M.S., Munasinghe, D.M.S., Wijayawardhane, K.A.N., Ariyarathna, H.M.H.S., Horadagoda, N., Rajapakse, J., De Silva, D.D.N. (2018). Postmortem detection and histopathological features of canine spirocercosis-induced putative esophageal chondrosarcoma, Veterinary World, 11(10): 1376-1379, DOI: 10.14202/vetworld.2018.1376-1379
    7. Wijayawardhane, K.A.N*., Karunathilake, K.G.S.S., Kumara, V.S.S. (2017). Assessment and comparison of urinary protein: creatinine ratios of healthy domestic dogs and working dogs in Kennels Division in Sri Lanka Police for early detection of renal disease. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal. 63(2), pp.11–16, DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v63i2.10
    8. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Chanaka Rabel, Siril Ariyarathne, Harishchandra Abeygunawardena, Lachlan McIntyre, Tim J. Parkinson. (2020). Veterinary curriculum review and renewal at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal. Accepted 2020.Forthcoming
    9. Suranji Wijekoon, H.M., Niranjala De Silva, D.D., Wijayawardhane, K.A.N., Munasinghe, D.M.S., Jayanthe Rajapakse. (2020). Characterization of antigenic property of adult Spirocerca Lupi collected from esophageal nodules in dogs. Journal of National Science Foundation. Review passed, under editing by the editorial bord.
    10. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Sumithra Ekanayake, Dinesh Milinda Thilakarathna, Ashoka Dangolla. (2020). Aspirations for future careers and occupational outcomes in biological sciences in senior high school students in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The Asia Pacific Scholar. Accepted 2020, Forthcoming.
    11. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Wasantha Priyadarshani, Tim J. Parkinson, Ashoka Dangolla. (2020). Responsible pet ownership in Sri Lanka: A comparison of attitudes in rural and suburban communities. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Under review 2020, Forthcoming.
    12. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, K.A.N. Kumarage, S.S.P. Malalasekara, W.J.R. Kumara, U. Katheeswaran, P.L.C.D. Seneviratne, L.P.A.D. Prabashini, U. Dissanayake, S. Thushyandan, P.U.H.M.P.N. Uyanwaththa, M.T. Magamage, T.H. Nimanthika, W.A.A.U. Weerakkody, Tim J. Parkinson, Ashoka Dangolla. (2020). Liquid Milk Consumption in Sri Lanka: a survey of 13/25 Administrative Districts. Veterinary Research Communication. Under review 2020, Forthcoming
    13. M.L.W.P. De Silva, R.A.C. Rabel, N. Smith, L. McIntyre, T.J. Parkinson, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*(2020). Integration, a Tool to Develop Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Veterinary Students. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. Under review 2020, Forthcoming.
    Abstracts
    1. N. Wijayawardhane, S. Ariyaratne, T.J. Parkinson, C. Rabel, L. McIntyre (2018). Country Experience OIE VEE Twinning between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. In Proceedings of 2nd Regional Conference on Veterinary Education Establishments and Veterinary Statutory Bodies, Tokyo, Japan, 19-20 November 2018. Presented.
    2. N. Wijayawardhane (2018). An overview of the curriculum revision process and the major highlights of the proposed veterinary undergraduate curriculum. Invited Guest Speaker at the 2nd AGM of the Sri Lanka College of Veterinary Surgeons, on 21st June 2018. Presented
    3. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*, H.B.S. Ariyarathne, L.H. McIntyre, T.J. Parkinson (2016). Twinning between the veterinary schools of Peradeniya and Massey University, Including the importance of involving other authorities. Plenary speaker, 4th Global Conference on Veterinary Education, Bangkok, 22nd –24th June 2016. Presented.
    4. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, D.D.N.de Silva and I.D. Silva. (2014). Utilization of portfolios in veterinary education in Sri Lanka. Featured Talk, MAVLT (Melbourne Association of Veterinary Learning and Teaching) Symposium, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia, December 3rd &4th 2014.Presented.
    5. H.P.R.N. Shantha, D.D.N.De Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2010). Pigmentary keratitis in a dog: a case report. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, December 16th 2010, Vol. 1, pp: 206.
    6. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Indian Veterinary Association- CVAS Mannuthy Unit- World Zoonoses Day -2020- International Webinar on ‘Human- Animal- Environment Interphase: Recent Approaches for Containing the Global Zoonotic Burden’. Keynote address. Presented
    7. Nayana Wijayawardhane*. “Twinning to align Day One competencies: Introduction to Externship programme”. (2018). In proceedings of the 4th National DVM Intern Research Conference of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University, held on 19-20th September, 2018, Volume IV:pp 5.Presented.
    8. Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Thilanka M. Kavisekara, Sarah Baille. (2020). Setting up clinical skills lab in Sri Lanka using low cost, homemade simulators for teaching and acquisition of veterinary professional and clinical skills. InVeST 2020, Veterinary Simulation Conference, St, George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. May1-3rd 2020.
    9. Sarah Baillie*, Bibek Chandra Sutradhar, Nayana Wijayawardhane, Waraporn Aumarm, Victoria Philips, Alex McGhee, Alison Catterall. (2020). Workshops designed to introduce clinical skills laboratories in low- and middle-income countries. InVeST 2020, Veterinary Simulation Conference, St, George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. May1-3rd 2020.
    10. Nayana Wijayawardhane*. (2020). “Experiences of OIE VEEs Twinning Projects- Preparation for Twinning”. OIE In-Country Workshops for Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs), Veterinary College, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bangalore, India (15-17 April, 2020). OIE Invitee. Presenter.
    11. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*, Veterinary education in Sri Lanka. Featured Abstract, Externship Conference, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, College of Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. 9th -10th December, 2014
    12. Nayana Wijayawardhane*. Veterinary Education: Curriculum development towards global standards”, Theme seminar in the 67th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 20th June 2015.
    13. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*, G.S.P. De S. Gunawardena, D.D.N. de Silva, I.D. Silva, A. Arulkanthan. (2011). Aberrant migration of Spirocerca Lupi in the spinal cord of a dog. In: Proceedings of the 63rd annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. April 07th 2011. p: 23. Presented.
    14. Sibel Ilbasmis Tamer*, Nayana Wijayawardhane*, Kodeeswaran Parameshwaran, Subramaniam Uthaythas, Muralikishnan Dhanasekaran, Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Tuncer Degim (*equally contributed). (2006). Sildenafil (Viagra®) enhances excitatory synaptic transmission in rat hippocampus. 8th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences (ISOPS). Ankara, Turkey. June 13th-16th, 2006; p 225.
    15. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, N.M. Pandiella, C.M. Sims, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, Suppiramaniam V. (2006). Developmental, behavioral and electrophysiological effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. Auburn University, 16th Annual Graduate Research Forum. March 8th and 9th 2006. Presented. **Best scientific presentation award (3rd prize) for the Sciences category.
    16. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, N.M. Pandiella, S. Ilbasmis-Tamer, U. Subramaniam, C.M. Sims, M. Dhanasekaran, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, V. Suppiramaniam. (2006). Neuroprotective effects of aniracetam in prenatal ethanol exposure. Auburn University, 16th Annual Graduate Research Forum. March 8th and 9th, 2006. Presented. ** Best scientific presentation (oral) award (1st prize)
    17. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, J. Vaglenova, T. Vaithianathan, C.M. Sims, N.M. Pandiella, C.R. Breese, V.D. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Prenatal alcohol exposure and glutamatergic synaptic dysfunction. Program No. 486.13. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online. Invited Research Abstract for Press Release-Society for Neuroscience 2005. Presented.
    18. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, I.D. Silva, D.D.N.de Silva, R.A.D.E. Indrajith. (2003). Thoracocentesis to relieve hydrothorax-the first case report at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (2003) In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol.8, October 23rd, 2003. p: 205. Presented.
    19. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, R.A.C. Rabel, I.D. Silva, D.D.N.de Silva. (2003) A case of hypothyroidism in a dog. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol.8, October 23rd, 2003. p: 213. Presented.
    20. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, I.D. Silva, D.D.N.de Silva. (2003). A case report of an immune mediated joint disease in a growing Great Dane. In: Proceedings of the 55th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 31st, 2003. p: 25. Presented.
    21. D.D.N. de Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane. (2003) Irrational use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in dogs. In: Proceedings of the 55th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 31st, 2003. p: 26. **Awarded as the best clinical presentation of the year (SLVA).
    22. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, A. Dangolla, I.D. Silva. (2002). An alternative therapy for canine microfilariasis. In: Proceedings of the 54th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 3rd -4th, 2002. p: 34.
    23. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, C.P.L. Fernando. (2002) A survey on the use of antimicrobials in the Small Animal Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science. In: Proceedings of the 54th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 3rd -4th, 2002. p: 18. Presented.
    24. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, A. Dangolla, I.D. Silva. (2001) A new treatment schedule for canine microfilariasis. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, November 16th, 2001. p: 174. Presented.
    25. M.L.W.P. De Silva, K.S.A. Kottawatta, C. Abeykoon, R.S. Kalupahana, P.G.A. Pushpakumara, C.B. Riley, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2020). Antimicrobial Resistance among E. coli Isolates from Dogs Presented with Urinary Tract Infections to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In: Proceedings of 72nd annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. July 03rd 2020. p22.
    26. M.T. Kavisekara, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2020). Development of Teaching and Learning Material for the Veterinary Skills Laboratory Using Locally Available Resources. Proceedings of 01st Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. July 15th 2020. P03.**Awarded as the Best Research Paper (1st Prize).
    27. S.S.P. Malalasekara, A. Dangolla, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2020). A survey on liquid milk consumption pattern in Rathnapura District. In: Proceedings of the 72nd annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. July 05th 2020 p: 68
    28. C. Abeykoon, R.M.N.S. Nuwanshika, B.D.D.H.H. Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2020). Perceptions about radiation safety among veterinary undergraduates of the University of Peradeniya. In: Proceedings of the 72nd annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. July 05th 2020 p: 69
    29. W.H.M.T.C. Wijekoon, N. C. Gunarathne, G.M.G.C.K Premachandra, H.M.D.N. Shyamali, M.D.H.S. Mallikarachchi, A.M.R.B. Adhikari, M.G.C.M. Jayasinghe, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2017). Tetanus in a dog after whelping: A case report. In: Proceedings of the 69th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 26th 2017 p: 30
    30. W.H.M.T.C. Wijekoon, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, W.R.B. Kumara. (2017). Ultrasonographic characteristics of sciatic nerve in canine distemper myoclonus. In: Proceedings of the 69th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 26th 2017 p: 7
    31. R. Angammana, D. Edussuriya, R. Elleperuma, R.M. Jayasinghe, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, R.D. Jayasinghe (2017). Computer use among students of faculties of health care science in the University of Peradeniya. In: Proceedings of 30th annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka: 11th & 12th March, 2017. p: 39. **Best scientific presentation (oral) award.
    32. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*, D.R.A. Dissanayake, U.G.V.S Kumara, J.Y.C. Dharmasuriya, C. W.R. Fernando, V. P. P. Jayapani. (2016). Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in dogs and dog handlers. In: Proceedings of the 68th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. June 15th 2016. p: 41. Presented.
    33. H.M.S. Somarathne, D.D.N. De Silva, R.P.V.J. Rajapakse, D.M.S. Munasinghe, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, N. U. Horadagoda. (2014). Histopathology of Spirocerca Lupi-induced oesophageal lesions. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, July 4th & 5th 2014. p: 303
    34. H.M.S. Somarathne, R.P.V.J. Rajapakse, D.D.N. De Silva, D.M.S. Munasinghe, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, K.B.A.T. Bandara. (2014). Molecular detection of Comamonas sp. symbionts for diagnosis of Spirocerca Lupi in dogs. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, July 4th& 5th 2014. p: 320
    35. A.M.S.M. Wickramarathne, W.R.B. Kumara, H.M.H.S. Ariyarathna, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, G.U. Jayaweera. (2014). Gallbladder mucocoele in dogs: Two case reports. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, July 4th& 5th 2014. p: 347
    36. U.G.V.S.S. Kumara, H.M.H.S. Ariyarathne, W.R.B. Kumara, K.G.M.P. Kumara, K.W.K.I. Kamathewatta, M.H.M. Irshad, C.M. Keerthirathne, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2014). Fatal aortic thrombi and thromboembolism caused by Spirocerca Lupi in three dogs: case report. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya Univ. International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, July 4th & 5th 2014. p: 370.
    37. N.M.I.D. Karunadasa, M.M.D.R. Bakmeewewa, H.M.H.S. Ariyarathna, R.P.V.J. Rajapakse, K.B.A.T. Bandara, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane*. (2014). Trypanasomiasis in a dog: detection and response to treatment- A case report. In: Proceedings of the 67th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. June 20th 2014. p: 4.
    38. U.G.V.S.S. Kumara, S.S.R. Silva, N.M.I.D. Karunadasa, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, E. Rajapaksha. (2014). Dermatological manifestations of hypothyroidism, a multisystem endocrine disorder in Sri Lankan dogs: case series report In: Proceedings of the 67th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. June 20th 2014. p: 3.
    39. D.A. Yasakeerthi, R.B. Adhikari, W.C.R. Fernando, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, E. Rajapaksha. (2014). Report on neurologic manifestations caused by Otodectes Cyanotis in Rottweiler dogs: four case reports. In: Proceedings of the 67th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. June 20th 2014. p: 7.
    40. A.M.D.S. Karunaratna, A.M.R. Bandara, R.M.D.S. Rathnayaka, C. Lokumarambe, H.M.H.S. Ariyarathna, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane. (2012). Subcutis form of transmissible venereal tumor in a dog- case report. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, December 16th 2012, Vol. 17, p: 290.
    41. J.L.C.S. Perera, G.S.P.de S. Gunawardee, S.S. de S. Jagoda, H.M.S. Somarathne, H.D.A.P. Dissanayake, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, A. Dangolla. (2011). Clinico-pathological and microbiological findings of infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella Bronchiseptica infection in two pups. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, November 24th 2011, Vol. 16, p: 117.
    42. I.W.N. Ilangarathna, A.M.R. Bandara, D.D.N. de Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, M.R.C.K. Mallawa (2011). A non-invasive alternative treatment for canine aural haematoma: Three case reports. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, November 24th 2011, Vol. 16, p: 111.
    43. B.C. Shonesy, K. Parameshwaran, C. Sims, N. Wijayawardhane, R. Judd, V.D. Suppiramaniam. (2007). PPAR- delta agonists prevent ic-STZ induced inhibition of LTP and synaptic receptor dysfunction: A potential therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s disease. Program No. 155.22/T12. 2007 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Atlanta, GA, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007. Online.
    44. C.M. Sims, K. Parameshwaran, K.A.N Wijayawardhane, U. Subramaniam, S. Ilbasmis-Tamer, A. Dityatev, V. Suppiramaniam. (2006). Polysialic acid inhibition of NR2b-subunit containing NMDA receptors. In: Proceedings of Auburn University, 16th Annual Graduate Research Forum. March 8th and 9th, 2006.
    45. M. Dhanasekaran, S. Uthayathas, S. Ilbasmis Tamer, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Degim, V. Suppiramaniam. (2006). Evaluate the neuroprotective mechanisms of sildenafil. Program No. 486.13. 2006 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Atlanta, GA, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2006. Online.
    46. K.A.N Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, N. Pandiella, K. Colbert, K.W. Huggins, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, V. Suppiramaniam. (2006). Postnatal aniracetam treatment ameliorates learning and memory deficits in rat offspring exposed to prenatal ethanol. Program No. 2006. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Atlanta, GA, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2006. Online. Invited Research Abstract for Press Release-Society for Neuroscience, 2006. Presented
    47. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, N.M. Pandiella, B.C. Shonesy, C. Colbert, K.W. Huggins, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, V. Suppiramaniam. (2007). Postnatal aniracetam treatment ameliorates learning and memory deficits in rat offspring exposed to prenatal ethanol. Auburn University, 17th Annual Graduate Research Forum. March 7th and 8th, 2007. Presented. **Best scientific presentation (oral) award (1st prize) for the Sciences category
    48. N.K. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, N. Pandiella, K. Colbert, K.W. Huggins, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, V. Suppiramaniam. (2006). Postnatal aniracetam treatment ameliorates learning and memory deficits in rat offspring exposed to prenatal ethanol. This abstract submitted for Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual convention was selected as one of the four percent selected hot topics and summaries for Press release in USA October, 2006. (Press Book Part 2- Section A, p.110): Society for Neuroscience is the World’s biggest convention of Neuroscientists. Presented
    49. N.M. Pandiella, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, S. Birru, C.R. Breese, V. Suppiramaniam, J. Vaglenova. (2005). Aniracetam, a potential therapeutic agent in reversing learning and memory deficits caused by prenatal ethanol exposure. Program No. 884.17. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online. Presented
    50. T. Vaithianathan, C.M. Sims, K.M. Patrick, P. Kodeeswaran, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, D. Bedi, K.W. Huggins, A. Dityatev, J. Robert, V. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Glutamate receptor dysfunction in stretpzotozin (stz) diabetes rats. Program No. 493.19. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online.
    51. N.M. Pandiella, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, S. Birru, E.M. Josephson, C.R. Breese, J.V. Vaglenova. (2005). Effective intervention of the cognitive deficits caused by prenatal nicotine exposure with aniracetam. Program No. 885.14. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online. Presented
    52. N. Wijayawardhane, J. Vaglenova, T. Vaithianathan, C. Sims, N. Pandiella, C. Breese, V. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Prenatal alcohol exposure and glutamatergic synaptic dysfunction. This abstract submitted for Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual convention was selected as one of the four percent selected hot topics and summaries for Press release in USA October, 2005. (Press Book Part 2- Section B, p.200): Presented. Society for Neuroscience is the World’s biggest convention of Neuroscientists.
    53. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, N.M. Pandiella, T. Vaithianathan, C.R. Breese, J. Vaglenova, V. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Synaptic glutamate (AMPA) receptor dysfunction in prenatal alcohol exposure. Southeastern Pharmacology Society and Southeastern Society of Toxicology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 19th-21st October 2005. Presented.
    54. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, J. Vaglenova, T. Vaithianathan, N.M. Pandiella, K. Parameshwaran, C.R. Breese, V. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Prenatal alcohol exposure and glutamatergic synaptic dysfunction. In: proceedings of 3rd Ion Channel Retreat. Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 6th-8th, 2005. Presented.
    55. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, K. Manivannan, C.M Sims, Parameshwaran, V. Suppiramaniam. (2005). Modulation of synaptic AMPA receptors by zinc. Biophysics. J. 2005 volume 83 & p: 551a. Presented.
    56. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, P.M. Kanju, C.M Sims, K. Parameshwaran, V. Suppiramaniam. (2004). Zinc modulates the channel properties of purified and reconstituted AMPA receptors. Program No. 276.7. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2004. Online. Presented.
    57. K. Parameshwaran, T. Vaithianathan, P. M. Kanju, C.M. Sims, N. K Wijayawardhane, C. R. Breese, B. Bahr, V. Suppiramaniam. (2004). Amyloid Beta Peptide aβ1-42, but not aβ1-40 modulates channel properties AMPA receptors. Program No. 276.6. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC, USA: Society for Neuroscience, 2004.
    58. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, C.M. Sims, P. Markus Dey, K. Parameshwaran, V. Suppiramaniam. (2004). Zinc modulation of hippocampal synaptic AMPA receptors. The Southeast Chapter of the Society for Toxicology Annual Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. October, 2004. Presented.
    59. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, T. Vaithianathan, P.M. Kanju, C.M. Sims, K. Parameshwaran, V. Suppiramaniam. (2004) Evidence for direct modulation of glutamate AMPA receptors by Zinc. Auburn University Research Forum. March 15, 2004. Presented.
    60. K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, M.L.A.N.R. Deepani, U.T.K. Herath, D.D.N.de Silva. (2002). A case of an ocular adeno carcinoma in a dog. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. October, 2002. p: 160. Presented.
    61. D.D.N. de Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane. (2002). Combined surgical and medical treatment of a case of severe peritonitis in a dog. In: Proceedings of the 54th annual convention and scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 3rd-4th, 2002. p: 38. Presented.
    62. D.D.N.de Silva, K.A.N. Wijayawardhane, A. Arulkanthan. (2001). Surgical removal of a filarial worm in the eye of a dog. In: Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, November 16th, 2001. p: 190. Presented