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Dr. Manjula M. Weerasekera
BSc(Osmania), MPhil (USJP),PhD (Otago,NZ)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

RECENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

2016

  1. Ajona Megalathan, Sajeewani Kumarage, Ayomi Dilhari, Manjula M.Weerasekera, Siromi Samarasinghe, Nilwala Kottegoda. Natural Curcuminoids Encapsulated in Layered Double Hydroxides – A Novel Antimicrobial Nanohybrid. Chemistry Central Journal (2016 ).10:35, 1-10
  2. Thisuri De Silva, Manjula Weerasekera*,Dhammika Edirisinghe, Chinthika Gunasekara, Asanga Sampath, Uditha Bulugahapitiya and Neluka Fernando. Patients with diabetes: their perception and practices towards oral health. World Journal of Pharmaceutical research, (2016) 5 (3):149-158
  3. Manjula Manoji Weerasekera*, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando ,  Janani Kottachchi, Tishani Methsala Wijesuriya, Achala Bogahawattha ,Ramya Pathiraja 3vovaginal candidiasis in patients presenting with vaginal discharge in a Sri-Lankan setting. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2016;8(2):1-4

2015

  1.  Nushka L Ubhayawardana, Manjula M Weerasekera, Deepaka D Weerasekera, Kamani Samarasinghe, Chinthika P Gunasekera, Neluka Fernando ,Detection of Clarithromycin Resistant Helicobacter pylori Strains in a Dyspeptic Patient Population in Sri Lanka by PCR-RFLP. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, (2015) 33(3): 374-377
  2.  Jayoda Perera, Manjula Weerasekera and Nilwala Kottegoda. Slow release anti-fungal skin formulations based on citric acid intercalated layered double hydroxides nanohybrids. Chemistry Central Journal 2015, 9:27 
  3. Kanchana Kumari Bandara, Manjula Weerasekera, Chinthika P Gunasekara, Nilantha Ranasinghe, Chamil  Marasinghe, Neluka Fernando, Molecular characterization and disease severity of  leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro: 1-7, 2015
  4.  M. Wijesuriya, J. Kottahachchi, T. D. C. P. Gunasekara, U. Bulugahapitiya, K. N. P. Ranasinghe,S. S. Neluka Fernando, M. M. Weerasekara . Aspergillus species: An emerging pathogen in onychomycosis among diabetics. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2015 Vol 9 (6): 811-816
  5.  l. Nushka L Ubhayawardana, Manjula M Weerasekera, Deepaka D Weerasekera, Chinthika P Gunasekera, S.S. Neluka Fernando ,Proportion of Helicobacter pylori among dyspeptic patients detected by molecular methods in a Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. Int. J. Enteric Pathog. , (2015) 3(4): 48-50
  6.  Weerasekera, N. Fernando, T. Welgamage, K. Premarathna, T. Wijesuriya, N. Ranasinghe. Management of patients with clinically suspected pyelonephritis in a resource poor setting in Sri Lanka. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians (2015)Vol 1&2 (46) 16-18

2014

  1. M Wijesuriya, M,M. Weerasekera, J. Kottachchi, U. Bulugahapitiya, MSS Disanayaka, S Prathapan, KNP Ranasinghe, TDCP Gunasekera, LD Guruge, A Nagahawatte, SSN Fenando. Proportion of Lower Limb Fungal Foot Infections in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2014 Vol 18 (1): P 63-69
  2.  D Weerasekara, DMBT Dissanayake, GIDDAD Athukorala, MM Weerasekera, SSN Fernando. Antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori: Recent insights. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014 Vol.4(1):2-8
  3.  WPSSS Perera, RSR Rajakulasooriya, M Weerasekera, J Kottahachchi, TDCP Gunasekera , LBAE Bogahawatta , SSN Fernando. Proportion of superficial fungal infections among members of the cleaning staff at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014 Vol.4(1):38-47

2013

  1. Manjula M. Weerasekera, Chris H. Sissons, Lisa Wong, Sally Anderson,Ann R. Holmes, Richard D. Cannon. Use of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for the identification of mixed oral yeasts in human saliva. Journal of Medical  Microbiology, February 2013 62:319-330
  2. PLR Gomes, S Hewageegana, J Kottahachchi, GIDDAD Athukorala, M.M Weerasekera, TDCP Gunasekera, DMBT Dissanayake, DFD Meedin, SSN Fernando. In vitro study to determine antimicrobial activity of selected Ayurvedic preparations against bacteria and fungi causing superficial skin infections. Journal of Infectious Diseases. February 2013 1:32-39
  3. L. N. L. Ubhayawardana, J. Kottahachchi, M. M. Weerasekera, I.W. M.P.Wanigasooriya, S. S. N. Fernando,M. De Silva. Residual bioburden in reprocessed side-view endoscopes used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Endoscopy International Open 2013; 1: E12–E16
  4. MHJD Ariyaratne, TDCP Gunasekara, M Weerasekara, J Kottahachchi, BP Kudavidanage, SSN Fernando. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of hand hygiene among final year medical and nursing students at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013 Vol.3(1);15-25