2016 – 2020 PhD in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, USA.
2009 – 2010 Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education
Staff Development Course for Probationary Lecturers, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
2007 – 2009 Master of Nursing by Research (02 Years full time), Australian Catholic University, Australia.
2004 – 2005 Diploma in Psychological Counseling, National Institute of Social Development, Colombo – Ministry of Social Services and Welfare, Sri Lanka
2002 – 2003 Certificate Course in Psychiatric Nursing,
School of Nursing in Mullariyawa – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
2003 – 2004 Diploma in Management & Supervision,
Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
1999 – 2002 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2nd Class Upper Division)
The Open University of Sri Lanka
1992 – 1996 Diploma in Nursing (03 Years),
School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
1984 – 1990 Secondary education up to Advanced Level
Mahanama College, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
2011 – Present Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,
2007 – 2009 Aged Care experiences in MEWS Aged Care Facility at Camberwell in Melbourne, Australia.
2006 – 2011 Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,
2004 – 2006 Nurse Manger (Ward Master), Genitor-Urinary Unit 1 – National Hospital of Sri Lanka
1996 – 2002 Registered Nurse (RN), Cardiology, Neurosurgery Units – National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Area of Specification:
Cancer pain Management Nursing Education
Professional affiliations and services _________________________
Review Extended Abstracts in the field of Health Sciences every year for the Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Review Abstracts for the sessions of Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)
Professional Organization Member
President of the Graduate Nurses Foundation (GNF) in Sri Lanka in 2010 to 2012.
Member of Sri Lanka Nurses Association from 2000 (ICN Member)
Member of the Organization of Professional Association (OPA)
Executive Committee member of Graduate Nurses Foundation in Sri Lanka from 2002
Executive Committee member of Organization of Professional Association (OPA) in Sri Lanka 2006 – 2012
A member of Working Committee on Health Sciences in National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2013 – Present
Medical Laboratory Sienceses Degree Programme
NSU4206 Senior Focus Elective, NSU4101 Research in Nursing, NSE3119 Learning Management Skills
Honors and Awards ___________________________________________
2004 Kandage Gunaseeli Somathunge Memorial Award
Awarded for the Best Student out of 315 students of Diploma in Management & Supervision Program 2003/2004 at Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
2007 Post Graduate Study Award
Asian Development Bank grants for a Scholarship for Post Graduate studies in Australia for two years.
2009 Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme – Teacher exchange award
One Month Mobility to Kristianstad University in Sweden as an Academic member to represent Department of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
2014 ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 scholarship through the PANACEA project
Scholarship: As an exchange teacher under the Erasmus Mundus Panacea Project – Academic Staff Exchange Programme for the University of Turku, Finland, for the period of 04th February to 04th March 2014 (One Month)
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS
Williams, J. E., Chandler, A., Ranwala, R., De Silva, B. S. S., & Amarasinghe, I. (2001). Establishing a Cancer Pain Clinic in a Developing Country: Effect of a collaborative link project with a U.K. cancer pain centre. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 22(4), 872-878.
Goonewardena, S. A. S., Nissanka, A. D. N. M., Kumari, M. I. P., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2006). Upper urinary tract stones: a case-control study of fluid intake in first-time stone formers. The Sri Lanka Journal of Urology, 7(1), 14-18.
De Silva, B. S. S. (2008). An ethnography study of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka (Dissertation, Australian Catholic University)
De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). Health care system and nursing in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12, 33-38.
De Silva, B. S. S., & Malkanthi K. P. (2010) Mental Health. Sri Lanka: The Open University Press.
De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Attitudes, beliefs and practices of Sri Lankan nurses toward cancer pain management: An ethnographic study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13: 419–424.
De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2008). An exploration of nurses’ cancer pain management practices in Sri Lanka. The Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery Conference: RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). An exploration of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Nurse in Sri Lanka: Cancer nurses’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Udayanthi. G..K., De Silva, B.S.S & H. K. D. H. N. Perera (2012). The factors influencing for miscarriage: Mothers’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Kandauda, C.K., De Silva, B.S.S., Yapa, H.E., (2013). Knowledge and attitudes among nurses related to professional nurses’ Associations in Sri Lanka, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1219-1222. ISSN 2012-9912.
Wijesundara, W.M.S.K., Gunathilaka, K.P.P.C., Senawirathna, H.M.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C (2013). Factors influencing low birth weight among babies born in the teaching hospital Anuradhapura: A preliminary study, Annual Academic Sessions Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp189-191. ISSN 2012-9912.
Gunarathna, G.V.S.C., Ekanayake, E.M.N.K., Herath, H.M.L.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Wickramasinghe, N.K.R.D.,(2013). A Study of animal bites among children in lady Ridgeway Hospital, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1206-1209. ISSN 2012-9912.
Deepika, B.W., Prasangika, R.M.S.K., Wickramasinghe, K.G.N., De Siva, B.S.S., Dissanayake, D.P.D.S.,(2013). Effect of Pethidine during Labour Process: Mothers’Perspective, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1215-1217. ISSN 2012-9912.
Priyanka H.H.D.L., Gunasekara W.A.T.P., Nissanka N.K.S.M., De Silva B. S. S., (2013). A Preliminary study on causes and risk factors related to accidents among a selected group of children, Annual Academic Sessions- 2013, Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp180-187. ISSN 2012-9912.
Hungampola, O.G.P.R.C.L., Samarakoon, S.M.C, Perera, D.A.C.D., Perera, H.A.M.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Buddhika, R.B.G., (2013).Factors influencing gratritis: A Preliminary study for assessment of knowledge, Attitudes and practices among patients with gastritis, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp1229-1236. ISSN 2012-9912