Chaturaka Rodrigo

Senior Lecturer

Chaturaka is a NHMRC investigator (Viral Immunology Systems Program, Kirby Institute), Senior Lecturer (Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences) and a physician. His research focus is on infectious diseases (Hepatitis C, Malaria, Dengue and Leptospirosis) and evolutionary biology of RNA viruses. He is also interested in evidence based medicine as an author affiliated to Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, Liverpool, UK.

Journal articles
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Fernando SD; Ranaweera D; Weerasena MS; Booso R; Wickramasekara T; Madurapperuma CP; Danansuriya M; Rodrigo C; Herath H, 2020, 'Success of malaria chemoprophylaxis for outbound civil and military travellers in prevention of reintroduction of malaria in Sri Lanka.', Int Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz094
2020
Brasher NA; Eltahla AA; Underwood A; Boo I; Rizzetto S; Walker MR; Rodrigo C; Luciani F; Maher L; Drummer HE; Tedla N; Lloyd AR; Bull RA, 2020, 'B cell immunodominance in primary hepatitis C virus infection', Journal of Hepatology, vol. 72, pp. 670 - 679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2019.11.011
2020
Abayasingam A; Leung P; Eltahla A; Bull RA; Luciani F; Grebely J; Dore GJ; Applegate T; Page K; Bruneau J; Cox AL; Kim AY; Schinkel J; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Hellard M; Prins M; Lloyd A; Rodrigo C, 2019, 'Genomic characterization of hepatitis C virus transmitted founder variants with deep sequencing', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 71, pp. 36 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.02.032
2019
Rodrigo C; Leung P; Lloyd AR; Bull RA; Luciani F; Grebely J; Dore GJ; Applegate T; Page K; Bruneau J; Cox AL; Osburn W; Kim AY; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Schinkel J; Prins M; Hellard M; Eltahla AA, 2019, 'Genomic variability of within-host hepatitis C variants in acute infection', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 476 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13051
2019
Dharmawardena P; Premaratne R; Mendis K; Wickemasinghe R; Rodrigo C; Harintheran A; Fernando D, 2019, 'Effectiveness of passive case detection for imported malaria in a hospital setting in Sri Lanka during the prevention of re-introduction phase of malaria', International Health, vol. 11, pp. 64 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy061
2019
Rodrigo C; Tedla N; Thomas S; Polly P; Herbert C; Velan G; Saunders DN, 2019, 'Using Narratives to Teach Students Enrolled in Science and Medical Science Bachelor’s Degree Programs', Medical Science Educator, vol. 29, pp. 357 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00698-1
2019
Herath HMMTB; Udeshika WAE; Samarawickrama SSM; Yogendranathan N; Jayamali WD; Kulatunga A; Rodrigo C, 2019, 'Prediction of plasma leakage phase of dengue in resource limited settings', Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, vol. 7, pp. 279 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.10.006
2019
Rajapakse S; De Silva NL; Weeratunga P; Rodrigo C; Sigera C; Fernando SD, 2019, 'Carica papaya extract in dengue: A systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-019-2678-2
2019
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S; Fernando SD, 2019, 'Tafenoquine for primary and terminal prophylaxis of malaria in apparently healthy people: A systematic review', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 113, pp. 579 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trz052
2019
Sigera PC; Amarasekara R; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S; Weeratunga P; De Silva NL; Huang CH; Sahoo MK; Pinsky BA; Pillai DR; Tissera HA; Jayasinghe S; Handunnetti S; Fernando SD, 2019, 'Risk prediction for severe disease and better diagnostic accuracy in early dengue infection; The Colombo dengue study', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, pp. 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4304-9
2019
Keragala BSDP; Herath HMMTB; Keragala TS; Malavi MAMH; Rodrigo C; Gunasekera CN, 2019, 'A seven-year retrospective analysis of patch test data in a cohort of patients with contact dermatitis in Sri Lanka', BMC Dermatology, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12895-019-0090-8
2019
Rodrigo C; Luciani F, 2019, 'Dynamic interactions between RNA viruses and human hosts unravelled by a decade of next generation sequencing', Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects, vol. 1863, pp. 511 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.12.003
2019
Tissera HA; Samaraweera PC; Jayamanne BDW; Janaki MDS; U Chulasiri MPP; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD, 2018, 'Use of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis in integrated vector control of Aedes sp. in Sri Lanka: a prospective controlled effectiveness study', Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol. 23, pp. 229 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13015
2018
Herath HMMTB; Withana M; Gamage R; Rodrigo C, 2018, 'Is there a delay in seeking medical care after the first seizure in "resource limited settings": A pilot study from Sri Lanka', BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3887-3
2018
Fernando D; Wijeyaratne P; Wickremasinghe R; Abeyasinghe RR; Galappaththy GNL; Wickremasinghe R; Hapugoda M; Abeywickrema WA; Rodrigo C, 2018, 'Use of a public-private partnership in malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka; A case study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3008-y
2018
Herath HMMTB; Keragala BSDP; Udeshika WAE; Samarawickrama SSM; Pahalagamage SP; Kulatunga A; Rodrigo C, 2018, 'Knowledge, attitudes and skills in melanoma diagnosis among doctors: A cross sectional study from Sri Lanka', BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3499-y
2018
Rodrigo C; Weeratunga P; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2018, 'Amphotericin B for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective comparative clinical studies including dose-ranging studies', Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 24, pp. 591 - 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2017.11.008
2018
Rodrigo C; Kirushanthan S; Gnanathasan A, 2017, 'Prevention of krait bites by sleeping above ground: preliminary results from an observational pilot study', Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12995-017-0156-7
2017
Rodrigo C; Gnanathasan A, 2017, 'Management of scorpion envenoming: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials', Systematic Reviews, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0469-8
2017
Wee I; Lo A; Rodrigo C, 2017, 'Drug treatment of scrub typhus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 111, pp. 336 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trx066
2017
Rodrigo C; Eltahla AA; Bull RA; Luciani F; Grebely J; Dore GJ; Applegate T; Page K; Bruneau J; Morris MD; Cox AL; Osburn W; Kim AY; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Schinkel J; Prins M; Hellard M; Lloyd AR, 2017, 'Phylogenetic analysis of full-length, early infection, hepatitis C virus genomes among people with intravenous drug use: the InC3 Study', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 24, pp. 43 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12616
2017
Eltahla AA; Leung P; Pirozyan MR; Rodrigo C; Grebely J; Applegate T; Maher L; Luciani F; Lloyd AR; Bull RA, 2017, 'Dynamic evolution of hepatitis C virus resistance-associated substitutions in the absence of antiviral treatment', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep41719
2017
Eltahla AA; Rodrigo C; Betz-Stablein B; Grebely J; Applegate T; Luciani F; Schinkel J; Dore GJ; Page K; Bruneau J; Morris MD; Cox AL; Kim AY; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Hellard M; Prins M; Lloyd AR; Bull RA, 2017, 'Analysis of resistance-associated substitutions in acute hepatitis C virus infection by deep sequencing across six genotypes and three continents', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 24, pp. 37 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12615
2017
Dharmawardena P; Rodrigo C; Mendis K; De A W Gunasekera WMKT; Premaratne R; Ringwald P; Fernando D, 2017, 'Response of imported malaria patients to antimalarial medicines in Sri Lanka following malaria elimination', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188613
2017
Rajapakse S; Weeratunga P; Rodrigo C; de Silva NL; Fernando SD, 2017, 'Prophylaxis of human toxoplasmosis: a systematic review', Pathogens and Global Health, vol. 111, pp. 333 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20477724.2017.1370528
2017
Rodrigo C; Walker MR; Leung P; Eltahla AA; Grebely J; Dore GJ; Applegate T; Page K; Dwivedi S; Bruneau J; Morris MD; Cox AL; Osburn W; Kim AY; Schinkel J; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Hellard M; Prins M; Luciani F; Lloyd AR; Bull RA, 2017, 'Limited naturally occurring escape in broadly neutralizing antibody epitopes in hepatitis C glycoprotein E2 and constrained sequence usage in acute infection', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 49, pp. 88 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.01.006
2017
Rajapakse S; de Silva NL; Weeratunga P; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD, 2017, 'Prophylactic and therapeutic interventions for bleeding in dengue: A systematic review', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 111, pp. 433 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trx079
2017
De Silva NL; Parththipan B; Rodrigo C; Constantine G; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2017, 'Peer assisted learning among Sri Lankan medical undergraduates: A cross sectional study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2920-2
2017
Fernando SD; Booso R; Dharmawardena P; Harintheran A; Raviraj K; Rodrigo C; Danansuriya M; Wickremasinghe R, 2017, 'The need for preventive and curative services for malaria when the military is deployed in endemic overseas territories: A case study and lessons learned', Military Medical Research, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40779-017-0128-3
2017
Samarakoon L; Fernanado T; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2017, 'Acute kidney injury due to preventable infections and envenomation: experiences from a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 47, pp. 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13367
2017
Weeratunga P; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2017, 'Control methods for Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012759
2017
Rajapakse S; Weeratunga P; Roshan Niloofa MJ; Fernando N; Rodrigo C; Maduranga S; De Silva NL; Janaka De Silva H; Karunanayake L; Handunnetti S, 2016, 'Clinical and laboratory associations of severity in a Sri Lankan cohort of patients with serologically confirmed leptospirosis: A prospective study', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 110, pp. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trw018
2016
Bull RA; Eltahla AA; Rodrigo C; Koekkoek SM; Walker M; Pirozyan MR; Betz-Stablein B; Toepfer A; Laird M; Oh S; Heiner C; Maher L; Schinkel J; Lloyd AR; Luciani F, 2016, 'A method for near full-length amplification and sequencing for six hepatitis C virus genotypes', BMC Genomics, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2575-8
2016
Fernando SD; Dharmawardana P; Semege S; Epasinghe G; Senanayake N; Rodrigo C; Premaratne R, 2016, 'The risk of imported malaria in security forces personnel returning from overseas missions in the context of prevention of re-introduction of malaria to Sri Lanka', Malaria Journal, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1204-y
2016
Herath TB; Withana M; Rodrigo C; Gamage R; Gamage C, 2016, 'Prevalence and associations for symptoms of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: A Sri Lankan experience', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0079-1
2016
Rajapakse S; Weeratunga P; Niloofa R; Fernando N; de Silva NL; Rodrigo C; Maduranga S; Nandasiri N; Premawansa S; Karunanayake L; de Silva HJ; Handunnetti S, 2016, 'A Diagnostic Scoring Model for Leptospirosis in Resource Limited Settings.', PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, pp. e0004513 - e0004513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004513
2016
Fernando N; Wickremesinghe S; Niloofa R; Rodrigo C; Karunanayake L; De Silva HJ; Wickremesinghe AR; Premawansa S; Rajapakse S; Handunnetti SM, 2016, 'Protein carbonyl as a biomarker of oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis, and its usefulness in differentiating leptospirosis from dengue infections', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156085
2016
Fernando SD; Dharmawardana P; Epasinghe G; Senanayake N; Rodrigo C; Premaratne R; Wickremasinghe R, 2016, 'Contribution of the private sector healthcare service providers to malaria diagnosis in a prevention of re-introduction setting', Malaria Journal, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1570-5
2016
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S; Fernando SD, 2016, 'Primaquine or tafenoquine for preventing malaria in people travelling to or living in endemic areas', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012242
2016
Samaranayake N; Fernando SD; Neththikumara NF; Rodrigo C; Karunaweera ND; Dissanayake VHW, 2016, 'Association of HLA class I and II genes with cutaneous leishmaniasis: A case control study from Sri Lanka and a systematic review', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1626-8
2016
Rodrigo C; Eltahla AA; Bull RA; Grebely J; Dore GJ; Applegate T; Page K; Bruneau J; Morris MD; Cox AL; Osburn W; Kim AY; Schinkel J; Shoukry NH; Lauer GM; Maher L; Hellard M; Prins M; Estes C; Razavi H; Lloyd AR; Luciani F, 2016, 'Historical Trends in the Hepatitis C Virus Epidemics in North America and Australia', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 214, pp. 1383 - 1389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiw389
2016
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S; Gooneratne L, 2015, 'Rituximab in the treatment of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 79, pp. 709 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.12498
2015
Rajapakse S; Weeratunga P; Niloofa MJR; Fernando N; Rodrigo C; Maduranga S; Fernando NL; de Silva HJ; Karunanayake L; Handunnetti S, 2015, 'Clinical and laboratory associations of severity in a Sri Lankan cohort of patients with serologically confirmed leptospirosis: A prospective study', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 109, pp. 710 - 716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trv079
2015
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Balaji K; Fernando SD, 2015, 'Atypical manifestations of leptospirosis', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 109, pp. 294 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trv026
2015
Eugene EJ; Handunnetti SM; Wickramasinghe SA; Kalugalage TL; Rodrigo C; Wickremesinghe H; Dikmadugoda N; Somaratne P; De Silva HJ; Rajapakse S, 2015, 'Evaluation of two immunodiagnostic tests for early rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: A preliminary study', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-1080-z
2015
Rodrigo C; Maduranga S; Withana M; Fernando D; Rajapakse S, 2015, 'Knowledge seeking behaviours of pre interns and early career doctors in Sri Lanka: A cross sectional study Medical Education', BMC Research Notes, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1600-3
2015
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Handunnetti SM; Fernando DD, 2015, 'Current immunological and molecular tools for leptospirosis: Diagnostics, vaccine design, and biomarkers for predicting severity', Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12941-014-0060-2
2015
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD, 2015, 'Tafenoquine for preventing relapse in people with Plasmodium vivax malaria', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010458.pub2
2015
Fernando SD; Ainan S; Premaratne RG; Rodrigo C; Jayanetti SR; Rajapakse S, 2015, 'Challenges to malaria surveillance following elimination of indigenous transmission: Findings from a hospital-based study in rural Sri Lanka', International Health, vol. 7, pp. 317 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihv046
2015
Chang T; Rodrigo C; Samarakoon L, 2015, 'Spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting as thunderclap headache: a case report', BMC research notes, vol. 8, pp. 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1068-1
2015
Witharana C; Wijesiriwardhana P; Jayasekara K; Kumari P; Rodrigo C, 2015, 'Awareness of female malignancies among women and their partners in Southern Sri Lanka and implications for screening: A cross sectional study Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2531-6
2015
Rodrigo C; de Silva NL; Gunaratne R; Rajapakse S; De Silva VA; Hanwella R, 2014, 'Lower estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients on long term lithium: A comparative study and a meta-analysis of literature', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-14-4
2014
De Silva NL; Niloofa M; Fernando N; Karunanayake L; Rodrigo C; De Silva HJ; Premawansa S; Handunnetti SM; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Changes in full blood count parameters in leptospirosis: A prospective study', International Archives of Medicine, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1755-7682-7-31
2014
Gunatilake SSC; Yapa LG; Gallala M; Gamlath R; Rodrigo C; Wimalaratna H, 2014, 'Lemierre's syndrome secondary to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection presenting with cardiac tamponade, a rare disease with a life-threatening presentation: a case report', International Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12245-014-0039-y
2014
Withana M; Rodrigo C; Chang T; Karunanayake P; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Dengue fever presenting with acute cerebellitis: A case report', BMC Research Notes, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-125
2014
De Silva NL; Samarasekara K; Rodrigo C; Samarakoon L; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Why do doctors emigrate from Sri Lanka? A survey of medical undergraduates and new graduates', BMC Research Notes, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-918
2014
de Silva NL; Damayanthi H; Rajapakse AC; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Leukotriene receptor antagonists for chronic urticaria: A systematic review', Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1710-1492-10-24
2014
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Maduranga S; Rajapakse AC, 2014, 'Corticosteroids in the treatment of dengue shock syndrome', Infection and Drug Resistance, vol. 7, pp. 137 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S55380
2014
Fernando SDE; Rodrigo C; de Silva N; Semege S; Rajapakse S; Samaranayake N; Senenayake S; Premaratne RGA, 2014, 'Educating the security forces, a high risk group in malaria elimination efforts: an example from Sri Lanka', International health, vol. 6, pp. 196 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihu044
2014
Withana M; Rodrigo C; Shivanthan MC; Warnakulasooriya S; Wimalachandra M; Gooneratne L; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome presenting with acanthocytosis and splenic and retroperitoneal lymphangioma: A case report', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-8-390
2014
Rodrigo C; de Silva NL; Goonaratne R; Samarasekara K; Wijesinghe I; Parththipan B; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'High dose corticosteroids in severe leptospirosis: A systematic review', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 108, pp. 743 - 750, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/tru148
2014
Rodrigo C; Fernando D; Rajapakse S, 2014, 'Pharmacological management of tetanus: An evidence-based review', Critical Care, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/cc13797
2014
Gnanathasan A; Rodrigo C, 2014, 'Pulmonary effects and complications of snakebites', Chest, vol. 146, pp. 1403 - 1412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.13-2674
2014
Withana M; Rodrigo C; Gnanathasan A; Gooneratne L, 2014, 'Presumptive thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following a hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite: A case report', Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1678-9199-20-26
2014
Rodrigo C; Samarakoon L; Rajapakse S; Lanerolle R; Sheriff R, 2013, 'Kidney disease in the elderly: a Sri Lankan perspective.', Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, vol. 24, pp. 1285 - 1290, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1319-2442.121282
2013
Rodrigo C; de Silva A; Lanerolle R, 2013, 'Symptoms of anxiety among patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka.', Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, vol. 24, pp. 1256 - 1257, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1319-2442.121302
2013
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse AC, 2013, 'Isolated hypomagnesemia in a patient treated with capecitabine', Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, vol. 19, pp. 254 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078155212455445
2013
Rajapakse S; Chrishan Shivanthan M; Samaranayake N; Rodrigo C; Deepika Fernando S, 2013, 'Antibiotics for human toxoplasmosis: A systematic review of randomized trials', Pathogens and Global Health, vol. 107, pp. 162 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2047773213Y.0000000094
2013
Ranasinghe HM; Ranasinghe N; Rodrigo C; Seneviratne RDA; Rajapakse S, 2013, 'Awareness of breast cancer among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka: A school based study', BMC Public Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1209
2013
Rodrigo C; Fernando T; Rajapakse S; De Silva V; Hanwella R, 2013, 'Caregiver strain and symptoms of depression among principal caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in Sri Lanka', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-7-2
2013
Fernando T; Rodrigo C; Samarakoon L; Navinan MR; Dandeniya C; Constantine G; Rajapakse S, 2013, 'Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic manifestations of cardiac involvement in leptospirosis', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 107, pp. 457 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trt038
2013
Rodrigo C; Henegama T; Hanwella R, 2013, 'Life threatening self starvation; A case report', BMC Research Notes, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-36
2013
Navinan MR; Rodrigo C; Fernando T; Rajapakse S; Samarakoon L, 2013, 'Early warning scores: Do they predict mortality in practice?', Journal of Acute Medicine, vol. 3, pp. 31 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacme.2012.12.003
2013
Rodrigo C; Welgama S; Wijeratne T; Weligepola R; Rajapakse S; Jayananda G, 2013, 'A prospective cohort study on the role of nonspecialist staff in preventing relapses and improving clinic attendance of patients with schizophrenia', Indian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 55, pp. 74 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0019-5545.105518
2013
Kalugalage T; Rodrigo C; Vithanage T; Somaratne P; De Silva HJ; Handunnetti S; Rajapakse S, 2013, 'Low serum total nitrite and nitrate levels in severe leptospirosis', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-206
2013
Rodrigo C; Fernando T; Samarakoon L; Dandeniya C; Wattegama M; Wanniarachchi N; Jayananda G; Rajapakse S, 2013, 'Acute coronary events during alcohol withdrawal', Addiction, vol. 108, pp. 222 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12057
2013
Rodrigo C; Amarasuriya M; Wickramasinghe S; Constantine GR, 2013, 'Therapeutic momentum: A concept opposite to therapeutic inertia', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 67, pp. 97 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12043
2013
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD, 2013, 'Tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria infection', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010458
2013
Rodrigo C; Gooneratne L, 2013, 'Dapsone for primary immune thrombocytopenia in adults and children: An evidence-based review', Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol. 11, pp. 1946 - 1953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jth.12371
2013
Samarakoon L; Fernando T; Rodrigo C, 2013, 'Learning styles and approaches to learning among medical undergraduates and postgraduates', BMC Medical Education, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-13-42
2013
Chang T; Rodrigo C; Ranawaka N; Atukorala I, 2012, 'Multiple ring-enhancing cerebral lesions in systemic lupus erythematosis: A case report', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-6-172
2012
Gnanathasan A; Rodrigo C; Peranantharajah T; Coonghe A, 2012, 'Case report: Saw-scaled viper bites in Sri Lanka: Is it a different subspecies? Clinical evidence from an authenticated case series', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 86, pp. 254 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0447
2012
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse A, 2012, 'Treatment of dengue fever', Infection and Drug Resistance, vol. 5, pp. 103 - 112
2012
Gamakaranage C; Rodrigo C; Samarawickrama S; Wijayaratne D; Jayawardane M; Karunanayake P; Jayasinghe S, 2012, 'Dengue hemorrhagic fever and severe thrombocytopenia in a patient on mandatory anticoagulation; balancing two life threatening conditions; a case report', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-272
2012
Rodrigo C; Ranasinghe N; Wijayaratne D; Navinan R; Fernando D; Rajapakse S, 2012, 'Problematic internet behaviours among university students in Sri Lanka', Asian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 5, pp. 275 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2011.12.008
2012
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Fernando D, 2012, 'Scrub typhus: Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis', Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 261 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(12)60036-4
2012
Rodrigo C; Samarakoon L; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2012, 'A meta-analysis of magnesium for tetanus', Anaesthesia, vol. 67, pp. 1370 - 1374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.12020
2012
Fernando SD; Herath S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse L, 2012, 'Clinical features and sociodemographic factors affecting Trichomonas vaginalis infection in women attending a central sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Sri Lanka', Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 33, pp. 25 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0253-7184.93813
2012
Samarakoon L; Ranawaka N; Rodrigo C; Constantine GR; Goonarathne L, 2012, 'Fanconi anaemia with bilateral diffuse pulmonary arterio venous fistulae: A case report', BMC Blood Disorders, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2326-12-1
2012
Rodrigo C; Weerasinghe S; Jeevagan V; Rajapakse S; Constantine G, 2012, 'Addressing the relationship between cardiac hypertrophy and ischaemic stroke: An observational study', International Archives of Medicine, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1755-7682-5-32
2012
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2012, 'Parallel Researching with Online Collaboration (PROC), a new cost effective model for multicentre multinational research', Biodiscovery, http://dx.doi.org/10.7750/biodiscovery.2012.2.3
2012
Fernando D; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Primaquine in vivax malaria: An update and review on management issues', Malaria Journal, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-10-351
2011
Fernando SD; Herath S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Improving diagnosis of Trichomonas Vaginalis infection in resource limited health care settings in Sri Lanka', Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, vol. 3, pp. 324 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.91051
2011
Gamakaranage CSSK; Rodrigo C; Weerasinghe S; Gnanathasan A; Puvanaraj V; Fernando H, 2011, 'Complications and management of acute copper sulphate poisoning; A case discussion', Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6673-6-34
2011
Gamakaranage CS; Rodrigo C; Jayasinghe S; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Hypokalemic paralysis associated with cystic disease of the kidney: Case report', BMC Nephrology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-12-16
2011
Rodrigo C; Epa D; Sriram G; Jayasinghe S, 2011, 'Acute coronary ischemia during alcohol withdrawal: A case report', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-369
2011
Rodrigo C; Gamakaranage CSSSK; Epa DS; Gnanathasan A; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Hypothyroidism causing paralytic ileus and acute kidney injury - Case report', Thyroid Research, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-6614-4-7
2011
Rodrigo C; Fernando SD; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Current evidence on the use of antifilarial agents in the management of bancroftian filariasis', Journal of Tropical Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/175941
2011
Rodrigo C; Atukorala I, 2011, 'Delay in diagnosis of generalized miliary tuberculosis with osseo-articular involvement: A case report', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-512
2011
Fernando SD; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2011, 'Chemoprophylaxis in malaria: Drugs, evidence of efficacy and costs', Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol. 4, pp. 330 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(11)60098-9
2011
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Fernando SD, 2011, 'Drug treatment of scrub typhus', Tropical Doctor, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/td.2010.100311
2011
Rodrigo C; Sheriff R; Rajapakse S; Lanerolle RD; Sheriff R, 2011, 'A two-year retrospective analysis of renal transplant patients in Sri Lanka.', Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, vol. 22, pp. 174 - 178
2011
Rodrigo C; Welgama S; Gurusinghe J; Wijeratne T; Jayananda G; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent students; a perspective from Sri Lanka', Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1753-2000-4-10
2010
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'Looking at Complicating Non-Biological Issues in Women with HIV', JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 2, pp. 15 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.59246
2010
Fernando SD; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'The 'hidden' burden of malaria: Cognitive impairment following infection', Malaria Journal, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-9-366
2010
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S; Jayananda G, 2010, 'The 'antisocial' person: An insight in to biology, classification and current evidence on treatment', Annals of General Psychiatry, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1744-859X-9-31
2010
Rodrigo C; Welgama S; Gunawardana A; Maithripala C; Jayananda G; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'A retrospective analysis of cannabis use in a cohort of mentally ill patients in Sri Lanka and its implications on policy development', Substance Abuse: Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1747-597X-5-16
2010
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo PC; Selvachandran J, 2010, 'Management of acute coronary syndrome in a tertiary care general medical unit in Sri Lanka: How closely do we follow the guidelines?', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, vol. 35, pp. 421 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2710.2009.01115.x
2010
Ranasinghe CC; Rodrigo PC; Premaratne S; Adikari AMMC; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'An audit on the care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care medical clinic in Sri Lanka', International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, vol. 30, pp. 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0973-3930.66517
2010
Rodrigo C; Perera S; Adhikari M; Rajapakse A; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'Cognitive impairment and symptoms of depression among geriatric patients in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka', Indian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 52, pp. 279 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0019-5545.71000
2010
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Haniffa R, 2010, 'Developing a clinically relevant classification to predict mortality in severe leptospirosis', Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, vol. 3, pp. 213 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-2700.66519
2010
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2010, 'HIV, poverty and women', International Health, vol. 2, pp. 9 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inhe.2009.12.003
2010
Rodrigo C; Lanerolle R; Arambepola C, 2010, 'Adequacy of hemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: a prospective study.', Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, vol. 21, pp. 1145 - 1146
2010
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse A, 2010, 'Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 104, pp. 89 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.07.031
2010
Rajapakse S; Ranasinghe C; Rodrigo C, 2010, 'Corticosteroid therapy in dengue infection- opinions of junior doctors', JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 2, pp. 199 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.62861
2010
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2009, 'Cannabis and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a review of clinical studies.', Indian J Psychol Med, vol. 31, pp. 62 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0253-7176.63575
2009
Rodrigo C; Muhuthar R, 2009, 'Acceptance of ligation and resection of tubes for contraception in Sri Lanka', Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, vol. 35, pp. 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1783/147118909789587231
2009
Rodrigo C; Rajapakse S, 2009, 'Current Status of HIV/AIDS in South Asia', JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 1, pp. 93 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.56249
2009
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Wijewickrema ES, 2009, 'Management of Sepsis-Induced Acute Kidney Injury', Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care, vol. 1, pp. 3 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljcc.v1i1.937
2009
Rajapakse S; Rodrigo C; Rajapakse A; Kirthinanda D; Wijeratne S, 2009, 'Renal replacement therapy in sepsis-induced acute renal failure.', Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, vol. 20, pp. 553 - 559
2009
Conference Abstracts
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Popping S; Fourati S; Howe A; Di Maio VC; Tay E; Rodrigo C; Cunningham E; Kjellin M; Sfalcin J; Gomes P; Poljak M; Lunar M; Sayan M; Mor O; Salmon D; Usubillaga R; Omar M; Garcia-Bujalance S; Tellez F; Fuentes A; Seguin-Devaux C; Soulier A; Lloyd A; Grebely J; Aragri M; Lennerstrand J; Kaiser R; Zhigalkina P; Chulanov V; De Knegt RJ; Douglas M; Silberstein FC; Harrigan R; Garcia FG; Boucher CA; Pawlotsky J-M, 2019, 'THE GLOBAL PREVALENCE OF RESISTANCE ASSOCIATED SUBSTITUTIONS (RASS) IN "UNUSUAL" HCV SUBTYPES', in HEPATOLOGY, WILEY, Boston, MA, Vol. 70, pp. 77A - 78A, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-Association-for-the-Study-of-Liver-Diseases (AASLD) / Liver Meeting, Boston, MA, 08 November 2019 - 12 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000488653500117&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
Fourati S; Silberstein FC; Howe A; De Salazar A; Popping S; Di Maio VC; Tay E; Rodrigo C; Cunningham E; Kjellin M; Sfalcin J; Gomes P; Poljak M; Lunar M; Sayan M; Mor O; Salmon D; Usubillaga R; Seguin-Devaux C; Boucher CA; Poiteau L; Lloyd A; Grebely J; Lennerstrand J; Kaiser R; Zhigalkina P; Fernando Fay F; Aragri M; Chulanov V; Garcia-Deltoro M; Cabezas J; Carlos Alados J; De Knegt RJ; Douglas M; Garcia FG; Harrigan R; Pawlotsky J-M, 2019, 'HCV RESISTANCE PATTERNS IN A WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF COHORTS OF GT-3a INFECTED PATIENTS', in HEPATOLOGY, WILEY, Boston, MA, Vol. 70, pp. 180A - 181A, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-Association-for-the-Study-of-Liver-Diseases (AASLD) / Liver Meeting, Boston, MA, 08 November 2019 - 12 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000488653500277&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
Howe A; De Salazar A; Aragri M; Popping S; Fourati S; Tay E; Rodrigo C; Cunningham E; Kjellin M; Fernando Fay F; Newton E; Sfalcin J; Gomes P; Boucher CA; De Knegt R; Poljak M; Lunar M; Salmon D; Usubillaga R; Sayan M; Mor O; Seguin-Devaux C; Lloyd A; Pawlotsky J-M; Grebely J; Lennerstrand J; Knops E; Kaiser R; Chulanov V; Rincon P; Martinez-Sapina A; Galera C; Douglas M; Silberstein FC; Harrigan R; Garcia Garcia F, 2019, 'GENOTYPE MISCLASSIFICATION NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE CHOICE OF REGIMENS AND TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEPATITIS C', in HEPATOLOGY, WILEY, Boston, MA, Vol. 70, pp. 318A - 319A, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-Association-for-the-Study-of-Liver-Diseases (AASLD) / Liver Meeting, Boston, MA, 08 November 2019 - 12 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000488653501070&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
Conference Papers
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Withana MR; Herath TB; Rodrigo C; Gamage C; Gamage R, 2016, 'Bradykinesia, low monthly income and current employment are associated with depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: Results of a study from Sri Lanka', in MOVEMENT DISORDERS, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Berlin, GERMANY, pp. S483 - S483, presented at 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, GERMANY, 19 June 2016 - 23 June 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000382559802228&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2016
Herath T; Withana M; Rodrigo C; Gamage R; Gamge C, 2016, 'Prevalence and associations for depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: A Sri Lankan experience', in MOVEMENT DISORDERS, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Manila, PHILIPPINES, pp. S33 - S35, presented at 5th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress, Manila, PHILIPPINES, 11 March 2016 - 13 March 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000372807900058&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2016
  1. Paper of the Month, December 2020, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW 
  2. Award for Adaptability and Innovation in Pathology teaching, 2020, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
  3. Paper of the Month, January 2020, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW 
  4. University award for teaching excellence (early career and rising star), UNSW Sydney, 2019
  5. Robert Dixon award for the best presentation (Hepatitis) at the annual workshop of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research. Canungra, QLD, Australia 2019
  6. Award for teaching excellence (early career staff), Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney 2018
  7. University International Postgraduate Research Award / Scholarship for PhD studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 2014 – 2017
  8. Top-up scholarship for PhD studies, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney. 2014-2017
  9. Robert Dixon award for the best oral presentation at the annual workshop of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research. Barossa Valley, SA, Australia 2017
  10. Paper of the Month, October 2016, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
  11. Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference Scholarship. Gold coast, Australia. 2016
  12. New Investigator Scholarship, 5th International symposium on hepatitis care in substance users. Oslo, Norway. 2016
  13. Victorian infectious diseases reference laboratory (VIDRL) educational grant (Hepatitis). Awarded at the annual workshop of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research. Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia 2015
  14. Training fellowship. Cochrane infectious diseases group. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. 2014 
  15. Excellence award for the most outstanding junior researcher of Sri Lanka awarded by the Committee of Vice-chancellors and Directors (CVCD). 2012
  16. Award for scientific publications by the President of Sri Lanka 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  17. University Research Award for best researcher in Faculty of Medicine, 2014. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

NHMRC Investigator grant (Emerging Leader 1 category), 2020 - 2024

SOMS Early Career Research support grant 2018 -2019

Research Infrastructure Support Scheme (2 grants) , UNSW 2018

NHMRC Equipment grant, 2017

Co-convener 

1. PATH3205 - Molecular basis of disease, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences

2. PATH3206 - Cancer Pathology, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences