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Ms. D.T.N. De Silva
Pharmacy Faculty of Health Sciences
Central Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Office: +94112881131, Ext: 631, 720
I graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura with Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree in 2015. I joined OUSL as a Lecturer (Probationary) in 2018. I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. My research interests lie on the areas of Drug Utilization and Potential active compounds in plant derived medicines. Medical Education is a parallel interest of mine.
Medical Education, Professional Practice of Pharmacy, Drug Utilization
Life Member – Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka
Member – Sri Lanka College of Medical Educationists
FMU3203-Pharmaceutics I, FMU4501-Pharmaceutics II, FMU5501-Pharmacology III, FMU5406-Pharmaceutical Marketing, Management and Pharmacoeconomics, FMU4558 – Practical Training II
De Silva, T. and Fernandopulle, B.M.R., (2018). Fostering reflective capacity in undergraduate pharmacy education in Sri Lanka. Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka, 8(1), pp.28–37.
De Silva, T., Weerasekera, M., Edirisinghe, D., Gunasekara, C., Sampath, A., Bulugahapitiya, U., & Fernando, N. (2016). Patients with Diabetes; Their Perception and Practices towards Oral Health. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 5(3), 149-158.
De Silva, DTN, Fernandopulle, BMR, Yasarathna, KWGKP, Wijesinghe, KGCD, Gunasekara, ADM, Beneragama, BVSH, Panapitiya, L, Weerarathne, ED, Antithrombotic Medicines in State Sector of Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2017: Utilization, Expenditure and Gaps in Access. Presented at the 131st AnniversaryInternational Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, from 26th-29th July 2018at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo
Fernandopulle, BMR, Wijesinghe, KGCD, Yasarathna, KWGKP, De Silva, DTN, Beneragama, BVSH, Panapitiya, L, Sri Ranganathan, S, Weerarathne, ED, Trends in Utilization of Antibiotics Over a 25 Year Period in The State Sector (1993 – 2017) in Comparison with Documented Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns to Escherichia Coli in Sri Lanka. Presented at the 131st AnniversaryInternational Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, from 26th-29th July 2018at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo
Fernandopulle, B.M.R., De Silva, D.T.N., Beneragama, B.V.S.H., Panapiya, L., Sri Ranganathan, S., Weerarathne, E.D. Utilization, Spending and Price Trends for Anti-Asthmatic Drugs in State Sector of Sri Lanka: 2002 – 2016, Presented at National Health Research Symposium 2017 organized by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine – Sri Lanka, 4th – 5th December 2017, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Gunasekara ADM, Fernandopulle BMR, De Silva DTN, Panapitiya L, Beneragama BVSH, Weerarathne ED. Impact of the priority medicines for Non-Communicable Diseases circular on the availability of medicines in the Medical Supplies Division, Sri Lanka. accepted to be presented at the International Conference on Health Sciences (ICH 2018) organized by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 7th – 9th October, 2018 at Water’s Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Warusavitharana, SP; Kumudumala, RHJ; Balasuriya, A; Nelumdeniya
NRM; De Silva DTN. Assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices among patients on consumption of medicines at Rajya Osusala, Colombo 07. Presented at the ‘Annual Scientific Sessions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka, June 23rd 2018 at Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo 07.
De Silva DTN, Edirisinghe RMSD , Weerasekera MM , Gunasekera TDCP , Fernando SSN , Bulugahapitiya U. Diabetic patients; their knowledge, practices and attitudes regarding oral health. Presented at the Scientific Sessions 2015 of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura , 02nd April 2015 at Golden Ross Hotel, Boralesgamuwa, Colombo.