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

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)

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.

Articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals

Books

Book chapters

  • 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

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).

  1. Nirmali, W.K.R., Warnakula, L., Cooray, R., Hapuarachchi, N.S. and Magamage, M. (2018). Comparison of DNA isolation and dominant and co-dominant molecular markers to reveal the genetic sex of Gallus domesticus (Domestic chickens).  Proceedings of 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University 2018. Badulla: Uva Wellassa University, p.13.
  2. Cooray, R., Hapuarachchi, N.S., and Warnakula, L. (2018). Overexpression of different E. coli strains for industrial scale drug development in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University 2018. Badulla: Uva Wellassa University, p.102.
  3. Hapuarachchi, N.S., Warnakula, L., Cooray, R., Dayarathne, D.A.R.K. and Safeena, M.I.S. (2018). Agricultural, economical and ecological importance of Phonix pusilla (Ceylon date palm) and its future research perspectives. Proceedings of 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University 2018. Badulla: Uva Wellassa University, p.156.
  4. Warnakula, L., Skandhakumar, R., Madanayake, R. , Jayaweera, K. , Abeysinghe, M.R.N. , Zunszain, P.A., Zavos, H.M.S., Rijsdijk, F., Siribaddana, S., Pariante, C.M., Sumathipala, A. and Hotopf, M. (2017). Sri Lankan Twin Registry Biobank: A Resource for Human Genetic Research in Sri LankaProceedings of the National Health Research Symposium 2017. Colombo: Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, p. 298.
  5. Nirmali, R., Warnakula, L., Cooray, R., Hapuarachchi, N. and Magamage, M.P.S. (2017). Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Optimization of Sex Chromosome Linked CHD Gene for Genetic Sexing of Domestic Chickens (Gallus domesticus) (2017). Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Research Session of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2017. Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, p. 32.
  6. Warnakula, L., Skandhakumar, R., Madanayake, R., Jayaweera, K., Abeysinghe, M.R.N. and Sumathipala, A. (2017). Developing a center for genetic research and capacity building of early-career scientists in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 62(1), p.228.
  7. Warnakula, L., Skandhakumar, R., Madanayake, R., Jayaweera, K., Abeysinghe, M.R.N. and Sumathipala, A. (2017). Quality assurance of biospecimens for biobanking purposes: Sri Lankan Twin Registry Biobank. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 62(1), p.227.