Research/Project Grants

Active Research Grants

2019-22: National Institute of Health Research UK.
Empowering people with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Intervention Programme to improve patient journey and reduce Stigma via community Education

2019-21: University Grant Commission/ World Bank, Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Grant.
Generating evidence for Ending Preventable Maternal Deaths

2015-20: National Institute of Health. USA
Assessing Global Burden of Leptospirosis in Two Endemic Countries

2019-22: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
RCT to determine whether pesticide vendor training reduces pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia

Completed Research Grants


2017: Joint SEARO/TDR small Grants for implementation research in infectious disease of Poverty.
Feasibility of adopting a protocol on Tuberculosis contact screening for Kurunegala district Tuberculosis control programme: An Implementation Research.

2015-16: World Health Organization Special Programme for Tropical Disease Research. 
Implementation Research Training for control of Tropical Diseases in Sri Lanka 

2010-12: Engender Health. Disease Burden and the Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity in Sri Lanka.

International (DoCM as a collaborator)

2014-15: American foundation of suicide prevention.
Preventing Pesticide Suicides by Restricting Access through Vendors 


2019: WHO Country office, Sri Lanka.
Training Public Health staff (PHNS) in Research.

2019: WHO Country office, Sri Lanka.
Quality of Life and Community Health Assets in Elderly in Rural Sri Lanka

2015: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
Mindful Motherhood”: A program to promote maternal mental well-being.

2014-15: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
Establishment of Molecular Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

2014: World Health Organization, Sri Lankan country Office
Training primary health care physicians in health service research.

2014: World Health Organization, Sri Lankan country Office
Evaluation of the midday meal assessment programme in North Central Province.

2014: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
Awareness on Breast Cancer among Females in Anuradhapura.

2012: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka.

Department of Community Medicine
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