Publications:
  • in international peer reviewed scientific journals
  • in local journals
  • Books
  • Book chapters

Articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

Total somatic symptom score as a predictor of health outcome in somatic symptom disorders.

Book chapters

Cultural aspect of medically unexplained symptoms.  A text book on improving the management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms. European Association of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (EACLPP) – in press.

Sumathipala A. What is the evidence for the efficacy of treatment for somatoform disorders? Somatic presentation of mental disorders. Monograph Ed: American Psychiatric Association Virginia 2008 (ISBN 978 0 89042-342-4)

Sumathipala A. Concepts of medically unexplained symptoms in relation to mind-body dualism. Chapter 1: Somatization and Conversion Disorders. In Somatoform Disorders, WPA Series Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Volume 9. Ed; (ISBN 0-470-09036-7)

Articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

Culture-bound syndromes: the story of dhat syndrome.

Book chapters

Culture Bound Syndromes; a re-evaluation. Text book of cultural psychiatry. Ed: Bhugra and Bhui. Cambridge University Press. 2007 (ISBN 978 0 521 85653 9)

South Asia. In textbook of Culture and Mental Health Disorder. A comprehensive text book. Hodder Arnold, Health Sciences publication, 2006 (ISBN 9780340810460)

Abstracts

Intensive Course on Bioethics; An Evaluation.
Samaraweera S, Siribaddana S H, Sumathipala A, and Fernando R.
117th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2004; 62 (PP-9).

Samaraweera S, Siribaddana S H, Sumathipala A and Sivayogan S.
A community based study on suicidal ideations and behaviours in Ratnapura District.
117th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2004.
Received the Sir Frank Gunasekera Award for the best presentation in Community Medicine.

Psychological autopsy on completed suicides of Sinhalese in Ratnapura.
Samaraweera S, Siribaddana S H, Sumathipala A and Sivayogan S.
117th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2004.

Suicide trends in Sri Lanka.
Samaraweera S, Siribaddana S H, Sumathipala A and Sivayogan S.
117th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2004.

Do patients volunteer their life weariness and suicidal ideations? A Sri Lankan study.
Sumathipala A, Siribaddana S H, Samaraweera S.
116th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2003.

A Community based study on suicidal behaviours from suicidal ideations to completed suicide in Ratnapura District.
Samaraweera S, Sivayogan S, Sumathipala A.
Annual Sessions, College of community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 2003.

Letters

A. Methods used for suicide vary between regions in the developing world.
Patel, V, Sumathipala.
British Medical Journal. 1999.

Books

Research Ethics from a Developing World Perspective.
Athula Sumathipala & Sisira Siribaddana.
(2003). Sri Lankan Twin Registry. Colombo,Vijitha Yapa Publications. 63 pp., ISBN 955-8095-27-3. Paperback.
Review 1. Review 2. Review 3. Download the e-book version.

Book chapters

Ethics of Public Mental Health in Developing Societies.
Buddhika Lalanie Fernando & Athula Sumathipala
The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Volume 1 (Forthcoming).
Edited by John Z. Sadler, K. W. M. Fulford, and Cornelius Werendly van Staden.

Ethical issues in global mental health trials.
Athula Sumathipala & Buddhika Fernando.
Global Mental Health Trials, Edited by Graham Thornicroft and Vikram Patel, 07/2014: chapter Ethical issues in global mental health trials; Oxford University Press., ISBN: 978-0-19-968046-7.

Articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

The CODATwins Project: The Cohort Description of Collaborative Project of Development of Anthropometrical Measures in Twins to Study Macro-Environmental Variation in Genetic and Environmental Effects on Anthropometric Traits.

Books.

Medical School Selection: A Competency-based Approach.
Ponnamperuma G.
Verlag Dr. Muller, Germany. (2009).

Study guides. In: New Research in Education: Adult, Medical and Vocational.
Davis MH & Ponnamperuma GG.
Nova Publishers, USA.(2009).

JCIE (Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examination) Examiner’s Manual.
Davis MH, Ponnamperuma GG, McAleer S, Rowley D.
Nova Publishers, USA.(2009).
Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK. (2006).

Book Chapters.

Work-based assessment.
Ch. 45 In: Dent JA, Harden RM. (eds) A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
Davis MH, Ponnamperuma GG, Wall D.
3rd edn. Elsevier Churchill Livingston, London. p. 341-348. (2009).

Portfolios, dissertations and projects.
Ch. 46 In: Dent JA, Harden RM. (eds) A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
Davis MH & Ponnamperuma GG.
3rd edn. Elsevier Churchill Livingston, London. p. 349-356.(2009).

Work-based assessment.
Ch. 36 In: Dent JA, Harden RM. (eds) A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
Davis MH, Ponnamperuma GG.
2nd edn. Elsevier Churchill Livingston, London. p. 336-345. (2005).

Portfolios, projects and dissertations.
Ch. 37 In: Dent JA, Harden RM. (eds) A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
Davis MH, Ponnamperuma GG.
2nd edn. Elsevier Churchill Livingston, London. p. 346-356. (2005).