The Ceylon National Association for the prevention of tuberculosis - CNAPT Award for best publication on medical research in 2012
Wellcome Trust awarded a fellowship to attend a course on “working with pathogen genome” in India
WHO awarded a fellowship to attend a two weeks advanced training course on Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Vaccinology applied to Tuberculosis at Geneva (University of Lausanne) Switzerland
I am a Research Assistant at the Dept. of Microbiology and conducting a research on genetic transmission of M. tuberculosis and molecular identification of B. pertussis.My PhD research was focused on molecular characterization of rifampicin resistant M. tuberculosis isolates in Sri Lanka by analysis of rpoB gene mutations and analysis of genetic transmission by DNA fingerprinting. PCR-ELISA was developed and evaluated for detection of rifampicin resistance as a reliable and economical method.