The Office of the Provincial Director of Health Services offers many research opportunities. Listed are some of the research projects.

S/No Researcher Title Area
1 Ms Lashi Kulatunga Nutritional status and
dietary micronutrient intake
during the third trimester of pregnancy of women attending antenatal
Dehiwala MOH area
2 Dr IE Pethiyagoda Quality of
workinglife,work performance and associated
factors among field public healyh Midwives serving
Gampaha District
3 Mrs S.M.K.S.Seneviratne,Senior Lecturer Competencies and attitudes
of nurses and associated
factors in the provision of care for women who are subjected to
intimate partner violence
DGH GampahaGH Kalutara


BH Horana

BH Avissawella

BH Kiribathgoda


DH Ingiriya

DH Bandaragama

DH Thalangama

DH Athurugiriya

4 Dr P.W.S.Kariyawasam To determine level of
knowledge and attitudes about
vaginal delivery among pregnant Mothers
Boralesgamuwa MOH area
5 MRS Krishanthi Priyadarshani Early Childhood development Moratuwa MOH area
6 Dr G.S.P.Ranasinghe Study of out of pocket
expenditure for laboratory
investigations incurred by the patients utilizing the Diabetic clinic
BH Panadura
7 Dr A.P.Sandanayaka To assess the
communication in doctor – patient
Colombo RDHS area
8 Dr A.K.P.J. Arumapperuma Unmet supportive care
needs,economic cost and it’s
projections of female brest cancer survivors
Western Province
9 Dr K.K.W.H.P Herath Long term effects of
intrauterine expossure to maternal
diabetes mellitus on anthropometric and cardio metabolic parameters in
the offspring at 10 years of age
Colombo District
10 Dr Chinthaka Perera Estimation of the provider
cost and out of pocket
expenditure of cataract surgery
BH Homagama
11 Mrs Sadamini Upendrika Perera Validity and
reproducibility of a food frequency
questionnaire to assess energy and nutrient intake among pregnant women
in suburban areas in Sri Lanka
Dehiwala MOH area
12 Dr O.B.W.Rajapakshe Prevalence of depression,
correlates, quality of life
andhealth seeking behavior among the Sri
Colombo District
13 Ms T.A.G.W.Karunathilaka Effectiveness of an
exercise programme to reduce ankle
edema in the third trimester of pregnancy in women attending the
antenatal clinic
MOH – Horana
14 Dr A.R.K.Dilrukshi Occupation exposure to
sharp injuries among Medical
Base Hospital in Kalutara
15 Dr S.D.U.M. Ranga Primary Health care
worker’s knowledge, attitudes and
skills in developing health promotion setting
RDHS area – Kalutara
16 Ms T.C.Dodangoda Attitude and willingness
to participate for pap Smear
test among 35-60 year old married women
MOH area – Ingiriya
17 Prof W.Abeyewickreme Entomological surveillance
activities and socioeconomic
household surveys
MOH MoratuwaMOH Kollonnawa

MOH Battaramulla

MOH Piliyandala

18 Dr R.A.N. H.Ranasinghe Knowledge and attitude of
Madical officers and
preparedness of government hospital for infectious diseases of
international concern in the district of Colombo
BH HomagamaDH Piliyandala

DH Nawagamuwa

DH Wethara

19 Dr D.H.N.S Chandradasa Emergency preparedness to
manage casualty incidents
occurring on southern expressway in selected health care institutions
BH – Horana
20 Prof. Nalika Gunawardena Prevalence and risk
factors of knee osteoarthritis
among adults in an urban setting in Sri Lanka and experiences of pain
flares among those with knee osteoarthritis
MOH – Pita Kotte
21 Dr I.P.Welgama Characteristics, risk
factors andfinancial burden of
sustaining major uninternational injuries among children between 5 -12
yers of age, admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Colombo.
BH HomagamaBH Avissawella

MOH Homagama

MOH Hanwella

MOH Kahathuduwa

MOH Boralesgamuwa

22 Dr Santhushya Fernando Prevalence of Cardio
Metabolic risk related lifestyle
practices, Selected Cardio metabolic risk indicators and their social
and environmental correlates in an adult population aged 35-64 years
Colombo Municipal council
23 Dr Y.M.Samarakoon Risk factors and risk
prediction of colorectal cancer
among adult in the district of Colombo
BH HomagamaBH Avissawella

All MOH in Colombo district

24 Dr dammika Alahapperuma Factors affecting on
waiting time in accident and
emergency in preliminary care units of selected base hospitals western
HomagamaBH Panadura

BH Horana

BH Pimbura

25 Dr Gayani Galhena Spatial genetic structures
of the dengue vector Aedes
aegypti in relation to recent dengue outbreaks in Sri Lanka to
understand the role of microevolution of vector and its implications on
dengue controll
Kalutara District
26 Ms G.P.S. Senadheera – Lecturer Role of pharmacist in
rational use of antibiotics
BH HomagamaBH Wethara

PMCU Delkanda

PMCU Nugegoda

PMCU Obesekarapura

PMCU Sedawatte

PMCU Rathmalana

PMCU Boralesgamuwa

27 Miss D.G.A.Wijegunawardena Risk factors related to
oral carcinoma among adult in
Colombo district
MOH area – Nugegoda
28 Dr H.G.Jayakodi Impact of gestational age
onhealth related quality of
life at the age of three years among preterm born children in the
Gampaha district
Gampaha District
29 Dr A.F.F. Fazla Application of early
Childhood Care and development
concepts development milestones and associated factors among mothers of
eighteen month old children attending to immunization clinics in
selected MOH areas in Colombo district
Moh area –
30 Dr D.M.S.Jayawardena Refractive
errors,Prevalence, correlates, and barriers
for health seeking behavior, among school children aged 5-15 years and
vision related quality of life among school children aged 11-15 years
in the Colombo District”
Moh area – Colombo district
31 Dr T.W.M.A.J. Bandara Assessment of Training
Needs of Attendants in
Government Hospitals of Sri Lanka
BH HoranaBH Homagama

BH Panadura

BH Wathupitiwala

32 Dr N.P. Rathnasekara Knowledge on symptoms and
signs of cancers and
attitudes towards seeking medical advice for early detection of cancers
among adults aged 20-60 years in the Medical Officer of Health area,
MOH area – Ja Ela
33 Dr Chathurani Aluthpatabendige Oral health status, Oral
health related knowledge and
practices among Dental surgery assistants (DSA) attached to the
government Dental clinics I n Colombo district.
Dental clinics in Colombo
34 Dr A.M.Ambagahawita knowledge, reported
practices and their associated
factors on disaster preparedness among persons aged 15-59 years in
Medical Officer of Health area, Agalawatta.
MOH area – Agalawatte
35 Dr P.S. Munasinghe Prevalence and associated
factors of work related
musculoskeletal disorders and knowledge on ergonomic practices among
crepe rubber factory workers in the Kalutara district
Kalutara district
36 Dr G.D.N.Samarutilaka Frailty in elderly:
prevalence, correlates and
perceived needs of the elders to prevent frailty among the elders
living in Colombo district
MOH areas in Colombo
37 Dr Y.A.G.K Gunawardena Perceptions and attitudes
towards the state-sector
field well Woomen Clinic and family Planning Clinic services among
clients who who do not utilize those in the pitakotte MOH area and
their practices in getting them from the non-state-sectors.
MOH area – Pitakotte
38 Dr S.G.K.Wickramarathna Knowledge and practices of
public health inspectors
regarding prevention of diarrhea among among internally displaces
persons(IDPs) due to floods in Kalutara district
RDHS area – Kalutara
39 Dr A.K.Wijayarathne Awareness of current Child
Health Development Record
and attitude regarding electronic data collection to improve current
usage patterns” in MOH clinics in Colombo district.
MOH areas in Colombo
40 Dr W.K.K.U.Shantha Development,
Implementation and Evaluation of guiding
document for procurement of medical equipment in institutions of the
western province
RDHS Office GampahaDGH

BH – Homagama

41 Ms Tharanga Jayasuriya Factors affecting the
prescribing intention of branded
medicines by doctors.
BH – Homagama
42 Dr A.M.Uttara Amilani Effects of perceived
Dental neglect on Oral health and
oral hwalth related quality of life among 15-19 year aged government
school going adolescents & maternal concerns towards the
barriers in care seeking for children’s Oral health in Gampaha district
Gampaha District
43 Ms I.M.P.S.Illankoon Women’s Menopausal
experiences: a qualitative study
among women living in Boralasgamuwa MOH area in Colombo District.
MOH area – Boralesgamuwa
44 Dr N.N. Weerasekara project Knowledge and
preparedness associated with home
accidents among mothers of preschool children in MOH area Maharagama
MOH area – Maharagama
45 Dr M.G.S.N.S.Perera Invention to improve
adherence to medication among
patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Colombo North teaching
hospital and a model to predict adherence.
RDHS area – Gampaha
46 Dr W.D.M.H. Jayatissa Food safety and general
safety in MOH area Dehiwala
MOH area – Dehiwala
47 Dr R.A.K. Chinthaka Knowledge, attitudes,
practice and factors in
association with Sri Lanka code for the promotion, protection and
support of breastfeeding and marketing of designated products among
child and maternal health care staff in selected health facilities in
Colombo district
BH AvissawellaBH Homagama

DH Maligawatte

DH Thalangama

MOH Kaduwela

MOH Kollonnawa

MOH Boralesgamuwa

MOH Hanwella

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