Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Ms. S.H.Thilini Sudeshika


Official Address :

Department of Pharmacy ,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

thilinisu@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-81-3999624




  • PhD candidate in University of Canberra, Australia (2019 – 2023)

  • M.Phil in Medicine (Nephrology) (2015 – 2019) “Evaluation of treatment modalities available for chronic kidney disease, when used in the patients of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu), Sri Lanka” Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Toxicology (2012 – 2013), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (2006 – 2010) Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Second class – Upper division (Honours). 2nd Batch top of Pharmacy 2005/06 Batch

  • Lecturer (Probationary) – Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – March, 2013 to present
  • Temporary Lecturer - Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – January, 2013 to March, 2013
  • Pharmacist – Cosmetics, Devices and Drugs Regulatory Authority – July, 2011 to December 2012
  • Conducted lectures for the “Training pharmacists”, Prison Department in 2012 – The programme was coordinated by Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
  • Conducted lectures for Internal Pharmacy students in Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2012
  • Trainee Junior Analyst – The Larvol Group, USA – March 2011 to April 2011
    COMPUTER LITERACY
  • Diploma in Computer Science (2005 – 2006)

  • Registered pharmacist in Sri Lanka Medical Council

  • Life member of Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Lifetime member of Pharmaceutical Society, Sri Lanka

  • Committee member Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Library Committee 2014

  • Member of Logistic committee of International Research Session of University of Peradeniya 2014

  • Student member of organizing committee of Regional Symposia and Medical Science

  • Pharmacometrics
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Quality use of medicines
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Conferences

  • Hettiarachchi, T.W., Sudeshika S.H.T., Madushan K.P.S., Elladeniya N.C., Wijethunge S., Abeysundara H.T.K., Nanayakkara N. Effect of lowering uric acid with allopurinol on disease progression of CKDu –An interim analysis Kandy Society of Medicine 41st Annual Academic Session 2019
  • Hettiarachchi, T.W., Fernando W.B.N.T., Sudeshika S.H.T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Wijethunge S., Nanayakkara N. Prevalence of hyperuricaemia and its associations with cardiovascular events in CKDu Sri Lanka, Proceedings of International conference on CKDu: December 2018 University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Fernando W.B.N.T., Sudeshika S.H.T., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Ranasinghe J.G.S. Nanayakkara N. Characteristic features of patients with CKD and CKDu in Girandurukotte and Wilgamuwa regions, Sri Lanka, Proceedings of International conference on CKDu: December 2018 University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Nishantha Nanayakkara, Thilini Hettiarachchi, Thilini Sudeshika, Buddhi Fernando, Ajith Kularathne, Zeid Badurdeen Prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and associations in chronic kidney disease of uncertain ethology (CKD-u) Sri Lanka ISN FRONTIERS meeting 2018
  • Sudeshika S.H.T., Antonypillai C.N., Hettiarachchi T.W., Badurdeen M.Z, Fernando W.B.N.T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Kumudumali D.P.G.S., Hemage K.R.D., Herath A.T., Wijetunge S., AbeysekaraT.D.J., Nanayakkara N. Prevalence of bone biomarkers in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology, Sri Lanka - Kandy Society of Medicine 40th Annual Academic Session 2018
  • J. Punchihewa, M. Epitakumbura, C.Dasanayake, D.S. Jayawardana, W.B.N.T. Fernando, T.W. Hettiarachchi, S.H.T. Sudeshika, N. Nanayakkara, Prevalence of Biochemical Markers of Chronic Kidney Disease – Metabolic Bone Disease (CKD-MBD) in Kandy, Sri Lanka - Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (i-PURSE), November 2017, Vol.21, p217
  • Fernando,W.B.N.T., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Hemage,K.R.D., Sudeshika S.H.T., Herath A.T., Kumudumali D.P.G.S., Abeysekara T.D.J., Badurdeen, M.Z., Ranasinghe J.G.S. Nanayakkara N., A Study on Indicators of Nutritional Status in Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Aetiology (CKDu), Sri Lanka- Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (i-PURSE), November 2017, Vol.21, p393
  • Fernando,W.B.N.T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Hemage,K.R.D., Sudeshika S.H.T., Herath A.T., Kumudumali D.P.G.S., Abeysekara T.D.J., Badurdeen, M.Z., Nanayakkara N., Effects of family history of chronic kidney disease and unhealthy habits on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology, Postgraduate Institute of Science Research Congress, Sri Lanka, Volume: 1 September 2017
  • W.B.N.T. Fernando, R M P M Rathnayake, H T K Abeysundara, Z Badurdeen, T W Hettiarachchi, S H T Sudeshika, J.G.S.Ranasinghe, N Nanayakkara. Prevalence of Anaemia in CKD-U Patients in Girandurukotte and Wilgamuwa-10th International Research Conference, Sir Jhon Kotelawala Defence University 2017.
  • Badurdeen, M. Z, Rahnathunga NVI, Wazil AWM, Abeysundara H.T.K., Herath A.T., Hemage,K.R.D., Kumudumali D.P.G.S., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Sudeshika S.H.T., Abeysekara DTJ, Nanayakkara N., Do traditional renal diagnostic markers within normal range accurately demarcate CKDu cases from healthy in endemic regions - SLMA -130th ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 2017
  • Fernando,W.B.N.T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Herath A.T., Hemage,K.R.D., Kumudumali D.P.G.S., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Sudeshika S.H.T., Elladeniya NC, Madushan KPS, Badurdeen, M.Z., Abeysekara DTJ, Nanayakkara N., Evaluate the preciseness of three population screening approaches to true prevalence of CKDu in Sri Lanka - SLMA -130th ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 2017
  • T. Hettiarachchi, T.Sudeshika, C. Ratnayake, N. Karunasena, S.Wijetunge, Z. Badurdeen, B. Fernando, R. Hemage, H. Abeysundara, N. Nanayakkara - Correlation of survival and stage at presentaion, in CKD-u of Sri Lanka – a single center retrospective study- ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2017
  • Sudeshika S.H.T. , Hettiarachchi T.W., Wijetunge S., Abeysundara H.T.K. , Hemage K.R.D. , Fernando W.B.N.T. , Hanarasinghe R., Badurdeen M.Z, Nanayakkara N. Calcium level fluctuations in patients with chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in Girandurukotte, Sri Lanka, Kandy Society of Medicine 39th Annual Academic Session 2017
  • Fernando,W.B.N.T.,Hettiarachchi, T.W., Hemage,K.R.D., Sudeshika S.H.T., Badurdeen, M.Z., Nanayakkara N., Retinol binding protein (RBP4) as a urinary marker of severity in chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology, Kandy Society of Medicine 39th Annual Academic Session 2017
  • T.W.Hettiarachchi, N.Nanayakkara, S.Wijetunge, S.H.T.Sudeshika, H.T. Abeysundara – Analysis of the survival of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Girandurukotte area – Prosgradute Institute of Science Research Congress 2016, University of Peradeniya
  • Hettiarachchi TW, Nanayakkara N, Wijetunge S, Gunaratne L, Abeysekara DTJ, Badurdeen Z, Fernando WBNT, Hanarasinghe R, Hemage KRD, Somarathna YR, Sudeshika S.H.T., Dharmarathna S.D. – Analysis of mortality pattern of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKD-u) at a single center, Girandurukotte: Sri Lanka - SLMA -129TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 2016
  • Badurdeen, M. Z, Nanayakkara, N., Abeysekara, D.T. J, Bandara K. M. G. K, Ratnayaka R.M.C.S.B, Weerasekera W.A.L.P, Fernando, W.B.N. T, Hanarasinghe, R, Hemage, K.R. D, Somarathna, Y. R, Sudeshika, S.H. T, Hettiarachchi, T. W. - The prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in the subtropical highland of Sri Lanka; a community prevalance study – SLMA -129TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 2016
  • N.G.P.D.Nawarathna, S.H.T.Sudeshika*, H.M.D.R.Herath- Determination of Sun Protection Factor of Commercially available sunscreens – International Research Session, University of Peradeniya (i-PURSE) 2015
  • Dhakshila Niyangoda, R. C. Jayathunga, S. H. T. Sudeshika- Dispensing Patterns of Controlled Release Tablets in Kandy Municipal Area, Sri Lanka – International Research Session, University of Peradeniya (i-PURSE) 2015
  • S.H.T.Sudeshika, G.J.Panagoda, I.U.K.Tennakoon - Microbiological evaluation of oral liquid medicines during consumption – Indus Business Academy-International conference on India at the cross roads; the way ahead - 7th and 8th February, 2014 ISBN: 978-93-5143-105-3
  • (Nominated as the second best presenter in “Social issues and community development” session)
  • Weerasingha, B.R.G.T.K. and Damayanthi, H.D.W.T. (2020). ‘Nosocomial infections and control measures: Knowledge and sources of information among the healthcare students in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka’. 23 rd East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars. Chiang Mai University, Thailand. 10-11 January, 2020.
  • Weerasingha BRGTK, Abeyrathne RM, Tennakoon S, Ratnayake RMCJ. An audit on hospital delivery room practices versus evidence-based intrapartum care: A preliminary study. International Conference on Health Sciences. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 17th – 18th October, 2019.


Journals

  • Fernando WBNT, Hettiarachchi TW, Sudeshika T, Badurdeen Z, Abeysundara H, Ranasinghe S, Rathnayake MP, Nanayakkara N Snap shot view on anaemia in chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology Nephrology (Carlton). 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/nep.13545.
  • N.G.P.D.Nawarathna, H.M.D.R.Herath, D.B.M.Wickramaratne, M.H.F.Sakeena, C.B. Gunawardhane, S.H.T.Sudeshika* Awareness of usage of sunscreens among school children International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol 9, Issue 1, 2017 page 311-314 ISSN-0975-1491
  • KIM De Silva, KPRC Parakramawansha, SHT Sudeshika, Chaminie B Gunawardhana and MHF Sakeena*- Investigation of Medication Errors: A Prescription Survey from Sri Lanka - Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research November 2015; 14 (11): 2115-2120 ISSN: 1596-5996
  • T.W.Hettiarachchi, D.B.M.Wickramaratne, M.H.F.Sakeena, S.H.T.Sudeshika, D. Niyangoda, H.M.D.R.Herath *- Comparative in-vitro evaluation of metformin HCl and paracetamol tablets commercially available in Kandy district, Sri Lanka- International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences vol 7, Issue 2, 2015 page 520-524 ISSN-0975-1491
  • S.H.T. Sudeshika, G.J.Panagoda, I.U.K. Tennakoon - Microbiological quality of paediatric oral liquid drug formulations during consumption - International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, vol 4, Issue 9, September 2014 ISSN 2250-3153
  • R.K.Suraweera, H.G.P.Pasansi, H.M.D.R.Herath, D.B.M.Wickramaratne, S.H.T.Sudeshika, D. Niyangoda, M.H.F.Sakeena* - Formulation and Stability Evaluation of Ketoprofen Loaded Virgin Coconut Oil Based Creamy Emulsion - International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol 6, Issue 8, 2014 page 249-254 ISSN-0975-1491


Books

  • Sunscreens – Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany -2017 ISBN 978-3330322608


  • GRANTS AWARDED

  • A research grant from International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka for “Determination of sun protection factor (SPF) in commercially available sunscreens in Sri Lanka” in 2013
  • A travel grant for Indus Business Academy-International conference on India at the cross roads; the way ahead - 7th and 8th February, 2014 from International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka