Dr. G.N. Duminda Guruge

Senior Lecturer

dumindaguruge@gmail.com | duminda@as.rjt.ac.lk
+94714458753


Education

  • Ph.D.
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2018)
  • M.Phil.
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010)
  • M.S.Sc. in Mass Communication
    Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2002)
  • B.A.
    University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (1997)
  • Certificate course in Public Health, Sahlgrenska Academy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Certificate course in Health Promotion, Sahlgrenska Academy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Certificate course in Health Promotion, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Australia

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Peradeniya (2009)

Research Interests

  • Health Promotion
  • Patient Public Involvement and Engagement in Research
  • Low Birth Weight and malnutrition
  • Early Childhood Care and Development
  • Child Well being
  • Tobacco, Alcohol and other substance use prevention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Violence prevention
  • Non Communicable diseases prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Adolescents Health
  • Child Protection

Teaching Subjects

  • HPF 1101 Devising Applicable Measures of Individual and Group Health
  • HPF 1102 Measuring Health Status of a Student Group
  • HPF 1203 Activities to Improve Health of Student Groups
  • HPF 2201 Applying Measures to Improve Health Status of a Student Group
  • HPF 2102 Introduction to Field Settings
  • HPF 2103 Engagement of Communities
  • HPF 2204 Clarifying Health Issues with Assigned Communities
  • HPF 2105 Devising Measures of Health in Partnership with Communities
  • HPF 2106 Assessing Changes in Health Status of Student Groups
  • HPF 2207 Clarifying Structural Determinants of Health with Communities
  • HPF 2208 Addressing Structural Determinants of Health of Communities
  • HPF 2109 Monitoring Progress of Communities
  • HPF 2110 Clarifying Obstacles to Progress with Communities
  • HPF 3101 Reporting Health Changes in Student Groups
  • HPF 3302 Addressing Obstacles to Progress with Communities
  • HPF 3103 Reviewing Progress with Communities and Redirecting Efforts
  • HPF 3204 Evaluation of Progress
  • HPF 3205 Final Evaluation of Field Settings
  • HPF 3206 Report Writing
  • HPF 3207 Follow Up and Continuing Contact with Communities
  • HPT 4501 Child Wellbeing and Development
  • HPT 4503 Reduction and Control of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Related Harm

Positions Held

  • July 2018 – Up to date – Head of the Department, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • July 2016- Up to date – Senior Lecturer Grade I, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • Feb 2010 – Feb 2016 – Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale
  • Sep 2004 – Jan 2010 – Probationary Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale

Consultancies and other Appointments

  • Honorary visiting lecturer at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Honorary Research Associate, Institute for Research & Development, Sri Lanka
  • Consultant of expert committee for the preparation of National Strategy for Home Based Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) for 2020-2024
  • Consultant for the project, ‘Training of the members of the SANASA civil society on health promotional approach to prevent NCD and its risk factors (June-October 2019)
  • Consultant for the project, ‘Empowering students to address commercial determinants of health’, 2019 in collaboration with WHO (July to November 2019)
  • Consultant for the project, ‘The status of the existing network of Mother Support Groups (MSGs) and potential of them to effectively mobilize Pregnant and Lactating Women, and catalyze change for improved nutrition status in the tea estate communities: A Qualitative Study’, 2019
  • Consultant for the project, ‘Community level Social & Behavior Change Communication/Health & Nutrition Promotion Activities in Estate Community sector, Matara, Sri Lanka’, 2019 conducted in collaboration with Save the Children
  • Consultant for the project, ‘Improving Home Based Early Childhood and Care Development Practices of Mothers having Under Five Year Children in Estate Community Sector- Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’, 2018 conducted in collaboration with Save the Children
  • A National consultant to the presidential Task force on Drug prevention (from 2015 to 2019)
  • National consultant to the Ministry of Child and Women’s affairs for the Child and women’s friendly project and Early Childhood Care and Development projects. (from 2016 to date)
  • National Consultant for Advocacy Network for Child Protection (ANGAL Network) implemented by National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka (2013 – 2015)
  • A National consultant to the Presidential Task Force on Nutrition (from 2010 to 2015)
  • Member of the Nutrition Steering Committee – National Nutrition Secretariat, Presidential Task Force on Nutrition. (from 2008 to 2010)
  • Member of National committee formed by the Child Secretariat Sri Lanka to monitor and evaluate the NGOs working for the development of early childhood care in Sri Lanka from 2003 to 2005
  • Temporary Adviser to Dr Davison Munodawafa, Regional Adviser, Health Promotion and Education, WHO South-East Asia Region
  • Consultant – Foundation for Health Promotion (September 2001 to November 2002)
  • Education Officer – National dangerous Drug Control Board (September 2000 to September 2001)
  • Team Leader – Health Promotion Project, Department of Psychiatry, University of Peradeniya (December 1998 to September 2000)

Awards and Achievements

  • Sir Frank Gunasekera Award for the best paper in Community Medicine / Tuberculosis – 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), October 2018
  • Sir Nicholas Attygalle Prize for the best research paper – 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), October 2016.
  • SE Senavirathne Prize for the best oral presentation – 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). Colombo, Sri Lanka 5-8 July, 2015.
  • Best oral presentation – Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • Best oral presentation (NCD stream) – CCPSL (College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka) Annual Scientific Sessions 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka 20-22 September, 2012.
  • The Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Teacher 2008 – presented by the Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) project in Rajarata University of Sri Lanka funded by World Bank

Seminars/conferences/workshops Attended

  • Resource person in the pre-congress workshop of the 132nd Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) titled ‘PPIE in health and social care: its role and relevance in the research and implementation process’ conducted by Institute for Research and Development in collaboration with Keele University, UK and Rajarata University, Sri Lanka (July 2019).
  • Rajarata University Coordinator and a resource person of the ‘Public Involvement and Engagement in Research’ workshop, field visit and community led workshop on research held in Rajarata University of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Keele University, UK and Institute for Research and Development (February 2019)
  • IUHPE World Conference in Health Promotion 2019, held in Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand from 7th to 11th April 2019
  • Member of the SEARCH project South Asian team who visited the Keele University, UK for UK-Wide Ethics workshop and PPIE sessions (7-day academic visit) and resource person of the session ‘PPIE and Beyond: Sri Lankan Experiences’ (December 2018).
  • 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Hague, Netherlands from 24th– 27th October 2018
  • Resource person in the pre-congress workshop of the 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) titled ‘Establishing and sustaining meaningful Patient & Public, Involvement & Engagement (PPIE) in research’ conducted by Institute for Research and Development in collaboration with Keele University, UK and Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (July 2018).
  • 17th world conference on Tobacco or Health held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7th– 9th March 2018
  • 9th global conference on Health Promotion, 21-24 November 2016, Shanghai, China.
  • A resource person for Health Promotion colloquium 2016, co-organized by Rajarata university of Sri Lanka & Plan International, 22- 28 May 2016, Sri Lanka
  • A resource person for the Asia Regional Health promotion colloquium 2014, co-organized by Rajarata university of Sri Lanka & Plan International, 15- September 2014, Sri Lanka
  • A resource person in Regional Health Network Meeting of Plan International – South-East Asia Region – 2013, Thailand
  • Participated as WHO temporary Advisor for the International Conference to formulate Key Health Promotion Competencies – 2008, Delhi
  • Meeting of Experts to develop Health promotion competencies and standards for SEAR countries, WHO/SEARO New Delhi, India, 18-20 June 2008
  • International Workshop on HIV prevention in 5-7 November 2007, Thailand. Organized by UNESCAP
  • South Asia Regional consultation for UN Secretary General’s on Violence against Children, 19-21 May 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • The fellow ship programme of the 12th world conference on Tobacco or Health, Helsinki 31st July to 8 August 2003
  • International Conference on Measurement of Adolescent Development: Washington DC 1996 February
  • National Workshop on Life Skills based Education – Training of Trainers, Conducted by UNICEF – June 2002, Colombo
  • Workshop on Community based Tobacco Cessation Interventions, Conducted by WHO-SEARO – September 2002, Colombo
  • International Workshop on Child Protection through Education, Conducted by UNICEF – October 2002, Colombo
  • 11th Conference of the International Federation of Non -Governmental Organizations for Prevention of Drug & Substance Abuse – December 1989, Colombo

Publications

Journal publications

  • N. Rathnayake, S.D.S. Weliange, G.N. Duminda Guruge, 2020. Engaging a Disadvantaged Community in Identifying Determinants of Child Neglect using Health Promotion Approach: an Experience from a Sri Lankan Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 7(2), 01-06. https://doi.org/10.21276/apjhs.2020.7.2.1
  • K.G.P.H. Kandegedara, K.M.N. Perera, G.N. DumindaGuruge. 2020. Assessment of the Existing School Health Promotion Program in a Selected Educational Zone, Sri Lanka – Cross – Sectional Study. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(1), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.1.3
  • H. P. Reyal, K. M. N. Perera, G.N. DumindaGuruge. 2020. Prevalence of Different Types of Intimate Partner Violence among Ever-Married Women: A Sri Lankan Study. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(1), 20-25. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.1.4
  • H. P. Reyal, K. M. N. Perera, G.N. DumindaGuruge. 2020. Knowledge and Attitude towards Intimate Partner Violence among Ever-Married Women. Advanced Journal of Social Science, 7(1), pp.1-13.
  • Kaushalya Jayaweera & Jeffrey Craig, Helena Zavos, Nihal Abeysinghe, Sunil De Alwis, Alina Andras, Lasith Dissanayake, Krysia Dziedzic, Buddhika Fernando, Nick Glozier, Asiri Hewamalage, Jonathan Ives, Kelvin Jordan, Godwin Kodituwakku, Christian Mallen, Omar Rahman, Shamsa Zafar, Alka Saxena, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Richard Saffery, Emily Simonoff, Rita Yusuf, Athula Sumathipala and SEARCH TEAM. BMJ Open 2019;9:e029332. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029332
  • H. Lindqvist, G.N. DumindaGuruge, B. Trollfors, 2019. Age appropriateness of vaccination with recommended childhood vaccines in Sri Lanka. Vaccine: X.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvacx.2019.100016
  • G.N. DumindaGuruge, S. D. Dharmaratne, M. W. Gunathunga. 2018. Effectiveness of a ‘health promotional’ intervention in enabling lay communities to change determinants of low birth weight. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health; 47: 233-241
  • T. Herath, G.N. DumindaGuruge, M. Fernando, S. Jayarathna, L, Senarathna. 2018. The effect of a community-based health promotion intervention to change gender norms among women in a rural community in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health. 18:97
  • G.N. Duminda Guruge, M. Goonasekara, S. D. Dharmaratne, M. W. Gunathunga 2017. Engaging a rural community in identifying determinants of low birth weight and deciding on measures to improve low birth weight: an experience from a Sri Lankan study. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 36:41 DOI 10.1186/s41043-017-0118-9
  • R Mahendran, N Gunawardena, G.N. DumindaGuruge. 2016. Effectiveness of a community-based health promotional intervention to improve physical activity among women in a rural village from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences. 3(1): 22-25
  • K Manuja N Perera, G.N. DumindaGuruge, Nalika S Gunawardena. 2015. Knowledge on Health Promotion among Public Health Midwives in a District in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 2:E11:1-10
  • P.W.P.W.K. Pallewaththa, W.M.S. Fernando, G.N. DumindaGuruge. 2013. Promote Safe Sexual Behaviours among Three-Wheeler Drivers in Selected Three-Wheeler Parks in Anuradhapura Town. Sri Lanka through a Health Promotion Approach. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, vol. 3, issue 6

Abstracts

  • Hansamali Wickramasooriya, Krishani Jayasinghe, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2018. Effectiveness of health promotion interventions in reducing tobacco consumption among military groups improved knowledge on industrial strategies and harm, Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018
  • Nadeesha Sewwandi, M.W.D.S Ranasinghe, R. Kanapathy, S.Vyasan, Saman Kumara, G.G.N.Duminda, 2018. Creating a supportive environment for quit smoking among young generation in Sri Lanka using health promotion interventions. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018
  • Nadeeka Rathnayake, Jumana Jabeer, Chathurani Maheepala, N. Sanjeev, Nimesha Madumanthi, Piumi Pathmasiri, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2018. Reducing Risk for Tobacco Smoking among Children through Health Promotion Approach in Anuradhapura District – Sri Lanka In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018
  • Nadeeka Rathnayake, Krishani Jayasinghe, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2018. Addressing determinants of tobacco smoking among military community in 61 division – vanni, Sri Lanka In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Sonali Gunasekara, Dilanka Sandaruwan, Malika Senevirathne, Maheshika Manathunga, Hashani Ananda, Krishani Jayasighe, Saman Kumara, G.G.N Duminda, 2018. Community based interventions to create an environment which discourages tobacco smoking in a semi- urban setting in Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Ruwanmali Karunarathne, Manjula Padmakumara, Janarthani Navarthana, Paboda rathnayake, Oshani Jayarathna, Anushka Wanninayake,Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge,2018, Health promotion approach to identify and address influential determinants for tobacco consumption at Henewaththa village, North central province, Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • W.G. Nadeesha Sewwandi, R.M. Saman Kumara, G.G.N. Duminda. 2018. Effective tobacco prevention interventions influence to the reduction of smoking of army personals in Wanni Head Quarters, Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • R. Gowthry, A.L.M. Farooz, E.K.S. Preethika, H.D.S.P. Perera, D.M. Weerasinghe, B.S.P. Piyasena, R.M.S. Kumara, G.G.N. Guruge. 2018. Effectiveness of a health promotion intervention in addressing the determinants of tobacco consumption among men in Illuppukanniya village in Mihintale MOH area: a community based health promotion intervention. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Madushanka, H., Raushan, M., Madhumali, A., Dulanjali, N., Kumara, S., Guruge, G.G.N.D. 2018. Using health promotion intervention, identify the awareness level about harmful effects on tobacco usage among young males in Karuwalagashinna village, Anuradhapura Srilanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Dilini Ranasinghe, Nadeesha Sewwandi, R. Kanapathy, S. Viyasan, Saman Kumara, G.N. Duminda Guruge. 2018. Community based health promotion intervention to address tobacco company strategies in Welankulama village, Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Anushka Wanninayake, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge. 2018. Health Promotion Programs Effective in Prevention of Tobacco Consumption and Enhance Wellbeing of Military Corps. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Nimesha Dulanjalee, Asinsala Wijerathna, Mohomad Rousan, Harsha Madushanka, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge. 2018. Improving the understanding about the harmful effects of smoking among 10- 20 years old children, to reduce smoking using Health Promotion Process. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • Padmakumara. M., Nawarathnam. J., Rathnayake. P., Jayarathne. O., Karunarathne.R.,Wanninayake, A., Kumara. S., Duminda. G.G.N. 2018. Health Promotion Approach to identify and address influential determinants for tobacco consumption at Henewaththa village, North Central Province, Sri Lanka. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018.
  • U.G.P.M Thilakarathna, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge , 2018. Reducing availability of cigarette at the point of sales in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanaka, 2018. In 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT 12th) 2018, Bali, Indonesia 13th – 15th September, 2018
  • Sansfica M young, Saman Kumara, U.G.P.M Thilakarathna, Samantha Kithalawarachchi, Duminda Guruge, 2018. Using health promotion interventions create “Tobacco free districts” in Sri Lanka: Example from Anuradhapura, 2018. In International Cancer Conference 2018, Kathmandu, Nepale, 18th – 20th January, 2018
  • S.M. Young, G.N.D. Guruge, S.K. Kithalawaarachchi, 2018. Analysis of the Contemporary Situation of Illicit Alcohol Consumption in Sri Lanka. Internatianal Research Symposim, Uva Wellasa University.1-2 February, 2018.
  • Najith Duminda Guruge,Nadeeka Rathnayake,Vinodani Wimalasena, Dinesha Wijesooriya, 2018. Promoting Early Learning of Children under Five Years in an Economically Disadvantaged Community in Sri Lanka through Health Promotion Approach, 20th International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Technology to be held in Paris, France 19- 20 July 2018.
  • Hansamali Wickramasooriya, Saman Kumara, Samantha Kitalawaarachchi, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Effectiveness of health promotion interventions to reduce risk of non-communicable diseases by addressing selected determinants among military groups in North central province, Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Dilshani Karunarathne, Hansamali Wickramasooriya, Chalani Dilrukshi, Bimasara Malshan, Himali Madhushika, Saman Kumara, DumindaGuruge 2017.Effectiveness of health promotion interventions for addressing determinants of risk to non-communicable diseases among adolescents in Mihinthale, Sri Lanka.In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017
  • Dilshani Karunarathne, Hansamali Wickramasooriya, Chalani Dilrukshi, Bimasara Malshan, Himali Madhushika, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge ,2017 Effectiveness of interventional questionnaire in deglamorizing the image of tobacco users and analyzing the knowledge on company strategies among adolescents in Mihinthale, Sri Lanka. . In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Effectiveness of a health promotion interventionto address determinants of non-communicablediseases among security service personnel in SriLanka..In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • AnushkaWanninayake, SamanKumara,Duminda Guruge, 2017.Health promotion programs elicits prevent risk of non-communicable diseases and enhance wellbeing of military corps in Sri Lanka..In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Tharuka Hansamali, Dilshani Karunarathne, Hansamali Wickramasooriya, Chalani Dilrukshi, Bimasara Malshan, Himali Madhushika, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017.Effectiveness of health promotion interventions for addressing determinants of risk to noncommunicable diseases among adolescents in Mihinthale, Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Nadeesha Sewwandi, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Intervention for non-communicable diseases prevention in Wanni SF headquarters. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017
  • Nadeesha Sewwandhi, Maheshika Manathunga, Hashani Ananda, Sonali Gunasekara, Malika Senevirathne, Dilanka Sandaruwan, Saman Kumara, Krishani Jayasinghe, Duminda Guruge, 2017.Effectiveness of health promotion approach to reduce the risk to Non Communicable Diseases among university cleaning service staff in Rajarata University, Mihinthale, Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017
  • Nadeeka Rathnayake, Jumana Jabeer, Chathurani Maheepala, N Sanjeew, Nimesha Madhumanthi, Piumi Pathmasiri, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Using health promotion interventions to address the selected determinants of high NCD prevalence among women in Anuradhapura district- Sri Lanka .In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Oshani Kanishka, Nadheeka Rathnayake, Paboda Rathnayake, Manjula Padmakumara, Janarthani Navarathnam, Ruwanmali Karunarathne, Anushka Wanninayake, Thilini Rishani, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017.Reducing risk to non- communicable diseases by identifying and addressing determinants with health promotion approach. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Sonali Gunasekara, Krishani Jayasinghe, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017.Effectiveness of health promotion approach to reduce the risk to non-communicable diseases among military community in Mannar army camp, Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Sonali Gunasekara, Asinsala Wijerathne, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Reduce risk for non-communicable disease through health promotion intervention. . In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017
  • Anushka Wanninayake, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Health promotion programs elicits prevent risk of non-communicable diseases and enhance wellbeing of military corps in Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • S Anojan, BAN Madubasini, MCJ Nawasinghe, GAS Milanga, WMIS Weerakon, S Thurka, SamanKumara ,GGN Guruge, 2017.Reducing the non-communicable diseases risk in Thammennawa village: A community based health promotion intervention. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Asinsala Wijerathne, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Reduce risk for non-communicable disease through health promotion intervention. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Maheshika Manathunga, Hashani Ananda, Sonali Gunasekara, Malika Senevirathne, Dilanka Sandaruwan, Saman Kumara, Krishani Jayasinghe, Duminda Guruge, 2017.Effectiveness of health promotion approach to reduce the risk to non-communicable diseases among university cleaning service staff in Rajarata University, Mihinthale, Sri Lanka. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • Chamil Senevirathna, Salika Ruwanmali Karunarathne, Saman Kumara, Duminda Guruge, 2017. Effectiveness of community based health promotion approach to empower the military community in order to identify, address and change mostinfluential determinants on non-communicable diseases within military army, Wanniheadquarters,North central province, Sri Lanka.In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017
  • Madhubasini Balasuriya, BAN Madubashini, S Anojan, S Thurka, NMCJ Nawasinghe, WMIS Weerakoon, GAS Milanga, IDN Ihalahewage, Saman Kumara, GGN Guruge, 2017.Address knowledge, attitude and practices for prevent non-communicable diseases of people in Thammennawa village within 18 months. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • R Gowthry, ALM Farooz, EKS Preethika, HDSP Perera, DM Weerasinghe, BSP Piyasena, ThiliniRishani, Saman Kumara, GGN Guruge, 2017.Reducing the non-communicable disease risk in Iluppukanniya village: A community based health promotion intervention. In: First World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2017, Chandigarh, India 4th -6th November, 2017.
  • R.M.S.Kumara, G.G.N. Guruge, K.M.N.Perera, L.Senarathna, Determinants / risk factors of teenage pregnancy identified by school going teenagers, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka University of Kaleniya, Sri Lanka, 3rd Biennial Meeting of South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM), Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19th to 21st November 2017
  • R.M.S.Kumara, G.G.N. Guruge, K.M.N.Perera, L.Senarathna, Effectiveness of a health promotion intervention to address the selected determinants of teenage pregnancy among school going teenagers in the Galenbindunuwewa educational zone. International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). Colombo, Sri lanka.10-11 November 2017
  • Krishani Jayasinghe, Manuja Perera, Najith Guruge, 2016. A Health Promotion intervention to reduce bullying among early adolescents in a rural school in Sri Lanka. In: 13th International Conference on Urban Health, San Francisco, United States of America 1- 4 April, 2016.
  • Perera KMN, Guruge GND, Jayawardana PL, 2015. Developing and validating a tool to assess ’empowerment for tobacco control’. In: 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). Colombo, Sri Lanka 5-8 July, 2015.
  • Jaysinghe VPKK, Perera KMN, Guruge GND, 2015. Bullying in Schools among Early Adolescents in Galenbindunuweva Educational Zone: Prevalence, Types, Common Responses and Effectiveness of a Health Promotion Intervention. In: 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). Colombo, Sri Lanka 5-8 July, 2015. S. E Senevirathne prize
  • KMN Perera, GND Guruge, PL Jayawardana, 2015. Developing and validating a tool to assess ’empowerment for tobacco control’. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • GI Wijeratne, R Navaratne, MKRR Peiris, KMN Perera, GND Guruge, 2015. Cost of cigarettes: A community led investigation. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • SH Piyasumana, EKPM Epa, MKS Priyadarshanie, KMN Perera, GND Guruge, 2015. Wellawaya: A Community led tobacco free city. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • HMU Shanthimala, MKRR Peiris, KMN Perera, GND Guruge, 2015. Use of health promotion approach to address alcohol and other drugs in estate community: possible impacts on health and development. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • GND Guruge, KMN Perera, MKRR Peiris, 2015. Empowering the SuwaSahana Committee to reduce alcohol consumption and related violence in the village. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • SH Piyasumana, EKPM Epa, MKS Priyadarshanie, KMN Perera, GND Guruge, 2015. Wellawaya: Reducing availability of cigarettes at the point of sale: effectiveness and challenges. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • HMTP Herath, WMS Fernando, L Senarathne, GND Guruge, 2015. Evaluation of a Health Promotion Intervention in Changing Acceptance of a Gender norm which Justifies men’s Tobacco use among Women in a Rural Community in Sri Lanka. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • PWPWK Pallewaththa, HMTP Herath, NK Liyanage, CJ Fernando, CS Croos, AMCSRK Athapaththu, WMS Fernando, GND Guruge, 2015. Wellawaya: Changing peer pressure of smoking behaviour among youth in a rural village in Anuradhapura district Sri Lanka. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • JEMSS Jayarathna, HMTP Herath, WMS Fernando, L Senarathne, GND Guruge, 2015. Norms on attractive image given to alcohol among students in a government school in North Central Province in Sri Lanka: Findings from a cross-sectional survey. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • NK Liyanage, PWPWK Pallewaththa, HMTP Herath, CS Croos, AMCSRK Athapaththu, CJ Fernando, WMS Fernando, GND Guruge, 2015. Wellawaya: A community based health promotion intervention to reduce smoking in public places. In: Research Symposium; Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka 26 March, 2015.
  • Siriwardhana, P.H., Arambepola, C., Guruge, G.N.D., 2014. Effectiveness of an intervention that addresses lack of knowledge on reproductive health issues which leads to teenage pregnancies among teenage school girls in a rural village in Anuradhapura district, In: Proceedings of the 2nd international conferences on Global Public health, 2014, Negambo, Sri Lanaka.
  • Siriwardhana, P.H., Arambepola, C., Guruge, G.N.D., 2014. Effectiveness of an intervention that addresses lack of acquired skills on reproductive health issues which leads to teenage pregnancies among teenage school girls in a rural village in Anuradhapura district, In: Proceedings of the One Health International Conference 2014, University of Peredeniya, Sri lanaka.
  • Guruge, D. G. N., Perera, K. M. N., Dharmarathne, S. D. &Gunathunga, W., 2014. Innovative Self-monitoring Tools to Modify Determinants of Low Birth Weight during Pregnancy. In: 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). Colombo, Sri Lanka 15-18 July, 2014.
  • Guruge, D.,Wijekoon, W. B., Peiris, K., &Perera, K. M. N., 2014. The Use of Health Promotion Approach to Improve the Role of Family Health Workers in Child Development: An Experience from Sri Lanka. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Peiris, K., Samarasinghe, D., Guruge, D.&Perera, K. M. N., 2014. The Uses of Community Symposiums in Health Promotion Processes in Sri Lanka. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Guruge, D. G. N.,Perera, K. M. N., Dharmarathne, S. D. &Gunathunga, W., 2014. A Community Based Health Promotion Intervention to Address Determinants of Low Birth Weight: A Process Evaluation. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Guruge, D.,Peiris, K., &Perera, K. M. N., 2014. Catalyzing Collective Community Actions to Improve Early Childhood Development: Experiences from Sri Lanka. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Guruge, D.,Peiris, K., &Perera, K. M. N., 2014. Measuring Happiness in Community Settings: Experiences from Sri Lanka. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Perera, K. M. N, Gunewardena, N. &Guruge, D., 2014. Knowledge and Perceived Barriers for Application of Health Promotion Approach among Public Health Midwives in Kandy District. In: International Conference in Urban Health 2014. Manchester, United Kingdom 04-07 March, 2014.
  • Reyal, H. P., Guruge, G.D.N. & Fernando, W.M.S., 2013. A Health Promotion Intervention to Reduce Domestic Violence in a Rural Community in Anuradhapura District. In: NIHS (National Institute of Health Sciences) International Conference on Public Health Innovations: “sharing evidence based interventions and best practices to meet the public health challenges”. Kaluthara, Sri Lanka 2-4 May 2013.
  • Kandegedara,K.G.P.H,. Fernando, W.M.S. and Guruge, G.N.D., 2012. Effectiveness of health promotion approach in improving maternal Knowledge regarding importance in fulfilling children’s needs in a village in Anuradhapura District: National Science and Technology Commission YSE Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Kandegedara,K.G.P.H,. Fernando, W.M.S. and Guruge, G.N.D., 2012. Health promotion approach to optimize the fulfillment of children needs through strengthening mother’s view. In: International ECCD conference, (Organize by ARNEC, National Coalition for ECCD and the World Bank) Indonesia, Jakartha.
  • Herath, T., Guruge, D.& Fernando, M., 2012. Evaluation of a health promotion intervention in changing the acceptance of gender roles among women in a rural community in Sri Lanka. In: International Conference on Public Health. Colombo, Sri Lanka 3-4 December 2012. Colombo: ICRD
  • Basnayaka C, Guruge ND, Wimalasena V &Peiris K, 2012. A health promotion intervention to enable mothers in a socially marginalized rural community in Sri Lanka to improve the psychosocial development of children under five years. In: ARNEC (Asia Regional Network of Early Childhood), International Conference on Early Childhood Care and Development: Supporting Children’s holistic learning and development: Homes, Schools and communities. Jakarta, Indonesia 5-7 November 2012. Jakarta: ARNEC
  • Peiris K, Guruge, D.&Perera M., 2012. Collective Community Action to improve Early Childhood Development: Experiences from Sri Lanka. In: ARNEC (Asia Regional Network of Early Childhood), International Conference on Early Chilhood Care and Development: Supporting Children’s holistic learning and development: Homes, Schools and communities. ARNEC. 5-7 November 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Guruge, D.,Wijekoon, W. B., Peiris, K., &Perera, M., 2012. Application of Health Promotion Approach to Improve the Role of Public Health Midwives in addressing Determinants of Child Health. In: APACPH (Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health), 44th APACPH Conference: “Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015: The Challenge for Public Health”. Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-18 October, 2012. Colombo: APACPH.
  • Guruge, D.,Peiris, K., &Perera, M., 2012. Using Health Promotion Approach to Reduce Alcohol Related Violence in a Rural Setting in Sri Lanka. In: APACPH (Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health), 44th APACPH Conference: “Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015: The Challenge for Public Health”. Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-18 October, 2012. Colombo: APACPH.
  • Perera, K. M. N, Gunewardena, N. &Guruge, D., 2012. Knowledge and Perceived Barriers for Application of Health Promotion Approach among Public Health Midwives in Kandy District. In: APACPH (Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health), 44th APACPH Conference: “Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015: The Challenge for Public Health”. Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-18 October, 2012. Colombo: APACPH.
  • Peiris, K., Samarasinghe, D., Guruge, D., Ranasinghe, R. &Perera, M., 2012. The Uses of Community Symposiums in Health Promotion Processes in Sri Lanka. In: APACPH (Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health), 44th APACPH Conference: “Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015: The Challenge for Public Health”. Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-18 October, 2012. Colombo: APACPH.
  • Piyasumana, S.H., Guruge, N.D. &Peiris, K.R., 2012. Using Health Promotion Approach to Address Determinants of Child Health in A Rural Setting in Sri Lanka, In: APACPH (Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health), 44th APACPH Conference: “Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015: The Challenge for Public Health”. Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-18 October, 2012. Colombo: APACPH
  • Perera, K. M. N, Gunewardena, N. &Guruge, D., 2012. Knowledge and Perceived Barriers for Application of Health Promotion Approach among Public Health Midwives in Kandy District. In: CCPSL (College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka), CCPSL Annual Scientific Sessions 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka 20-22 September, 2012. Colombo: CCPSL. 1st Price in the NCD session
  • Kandegedara,K.G.P.H,. Fernando, W.M.S. and Guruge, G.N.D., 2011. An intervention to optimize the fulfillment of children needs through strengthening mother, 2nd Annual research session. Rajarata university of Sri Lanka.
  • Karawita, H., Arambepola, C. &Guruge D, 2010. Improving Psychosocial Status of Two to Five Years Old Children in Veruppankulama Village of Muhintale MOH Area. In: IEA (International Epidemiological Association), Pre-conference symposium on health promotion experiences : a forum for the community to lead Sri Lankan evidence: 10th South East Asian Regional Scientific Meeting. Colombo: Sri Lanka 23-36 May 2010.
  • Peiris K.R., Guruge N.D& Bale R, 2010. New Prevention Methodologies: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through Community Health Promotion Camps. In: IUPHE (International Union for Health Promotion and Education). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Geneva, Switzerland 11-15 July 2010. Geneva: IUPHE
  • Airawansha, A., Achalani, S., Patabadi, V., Zahara, F., Yalini, M., Sewwandi, N., Wanninayake, A., Perera, H,D,S,P., Kumara, S., Duminda, G.G.N. 2018. Identifying less family support as a major determinant for poor ‘early childhood care and development’ practices using health promotion approach in rural community, Sri Lanka. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Soysa,H.D.N., Jathusha, K.,Senevirathne, S,P.,Nazman,M.,Preethika, S., Duminda, G,G,N. 2018. Identifying determinants of underweight among under five-year children in Illuppukanniya -North in Anuradhapura District in Sri Lanka by using Health Promotion approach. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Madhumaawa,J,A,E.,Mathanakumar,L., Dissanayake, H,M,S,C., Baduge, B,N,S., OlofinbiyilOmotola, Thurka, S., Prithika, E.K.S, Bibile, S., Guruge D. 2018. Reduction of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) risk of the community using community based health promotion interventions in palugaswewavillage,Mihinthale MOH area,Anuradhapuradistrict,Srilanka. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Gowthry, R., Arambebola, C., Duminda, G.G.N. 2018. Engaging children and mothers in deciding measures for prioritized determinants to improve the protective environment for children of a rural community. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Jathusha, K., Soysa, H.D.N., Senevirathne, S.P., NasmaN, M., PreethikA, S., Duminda, G.G.N.2018. Enhancing Early Childhood Care & Development through Health Promotion Interventions among mothers in Illupakanniya – North in Anuradhapura district. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Mathanakumar, L., Madhumadhawa, E., Dissanayake, S., Baduge, N., Omatola, O., Preethika, S., Duminda, G.G.N. 2018. Engaging with Palugaswewa community to identify the determinants, to reduce the risk of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • NadeekaRathnayake, ShreenikaWeliange, Duminda, G.G.N. 2018. Engaging Mothers of a Disadvantaged Community in doing Measurements related to Child Caring using Health Promotion Approach. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Senevirathne, S.P., Soysa, D., Jathusha, K., Nasman, M., Dulanjali, N., Preethika, S., Kumara, S., Guruge, D. 2018.Identifying Prominent Determinants of Non – Communicable Diseases among Women in Rural Population in Anuradhapura District Using Health Promotion Approach. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Wijesundara,S., PatabendI, V., Yalini, M., Zahra, F., Kumari, A., Sewwandi, N., Karunarathne, R., Rathnayake, N., Perera, S., Kumara, S., Guruge, D. 2018. Empowering mothers to identify the risk for poor Early Childhood Developments among under 5 years’ old children in Samangipura, Anuradhapura District by using Health Promotion. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Vishalka, J.P.P., Airuwansha, M.W.A.K., Zahara, M.L.F., Wijesundara,W.M.S.A., Yalini, R.M., Welagedara, N., Madhumadawa, J.A.E., Anojan, Subani, Kumara, S., Guruge, D. 2018. Successfulness of engaging communities in a Health Promotion approach among infant mothers in Samagipura village Mihinthale Anuradhapura Sri Lanka. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Yalini, M., Patabendi, V., Irrawansha, A., Zahara,F., Achalani, S., Subani, Kumara,S., Guruge, D.2018. Effectiveness of Health Promotion through the rural community to identify the determinants to reduce the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in Samangipura village Minhinthale Anuradhapura SriLanka. 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, Anuradhapura Clinical Society.
  • Guruge, G.N.D., Young, S.M., Kithalawaarachchi, S.K.,2018. Analysis of the Contemporary Situation of Illicit Alcohol Consumption in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 2nd International Research Symposium, UvaWellassa University.
  • Kithalawaarachchi, S.K., Young, S.M., Guruge, G.N.D. 2019. Preferences and attitudes of the tourists towards alcohol availability and the policies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 3rd International Research Symposium, UvaWellassa University.

Books authored

  • Children’s Health Country First Phase Programme Review 2010-2012; 2013, Authors: KalanaPieris, Duminda Guruge, ManujaPerera, Lalith Senarathne, Publisher: HaPAN; Health Promotion Advocacy Network, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka & Plan Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-4874-00-8
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Selected Areas in Sri Lanka: Using a Community-based Health Promotion Model to Catalyze Collective Community Action, Authors: KalanaPieris, Duminda Guruge, ManujaPerera (Final draft stage)
  • Health Promotion a Literature Review. 2012, Authors: Manuja Perera, Nalika Gunawardena, Duminda Guruge, Kalana Pieris, Publisher: HaPAN; Health Promotion Advocacy Network, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-0189-05-2
  • Saukya Pravardana Kriyavaliya, 2011, Authors: Samarasinghe, D., Fernando, M., Guruge, D.,Amunugama, S., Indrawansa, S., & Ranasinghe, R., Publisher: Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health. (Also printed in Tamil translation), ISBN 978-955-567-223-5
  • Nodanith Daruvan Akayen Vatuna (A book written for parents on early childhood care and development) 2010, Authors: Guruge D.&Lakmal, S., ISBN 978-955-52822-0-8
  • Narratives in Health Promotion, Authors: Peiris, K, Guruge, D., Ranasinghe, R., &Perera, M, (A booklet series on success stories from community symposiums held in Sri Lanka)

Supervision of Research Studies

MD (Comunity Medicine) supervision

  • Level of Empowerment for Tobacco Control and correlates among individuals aged 15 to 59 years in the Monaragala District and Effectiveness of a Community Based Participatory intervention for Tobacco Control in a Selected PHI area. By Dr. Manuja Nirashi perera (Won the Gold Medal at MD in Community Medicine exams in Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo. (PGIM)

M.Phil (Health Promotion) supervision

  • The effectiveness of a health promotion intervention to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) through improving family and community functioning in a selected Medical Officer of Health (MOH) area. By Mrs. Parween Reyal
  • A school-setting based health promotion intervention to develop discipline policies and enhance education performance of school going adolescents in a selected educational zone. By Mrs. Prabuddika Kandegedara

MSc (Comunity Medicine) supervision

  • Knowledge on Health Promotion Approach among Public Health Midwives in a District in Sri Lanka. By Dr. Manuja Nirashi Perera. Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo. (PGIM)

Supervision of research projects of foreign students

  • Public health system in Sri Lanka. Ms.Nadema Samarasinghe Public Health Student, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 14th August 2014-08th October 2014. Supervisors : Prof.Lena Andersson, Senior Lecturer, Ph.D,M.Sc, Faculty of social sciences, Department of Social work, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. G.N. Duminda Guruge.
  • Views on mental illness and help seeking behavior among people in low socio economic position. Ms.Charlotta Anna Pegge Dahlstrom Public Health Student Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 22nd February-15th March 2015. Supervisors : Prof.Lena Andersson, Senior Lecturer, Ph.D,M.Sc, Faculty of social sciences,Department of Social work, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. G.N.Duminda Guruge.
  • The prevalence of stunting and wasting among 2-5 Year old children in Mihinthale,Sri Lanka. Ms.Lovisa Hermansson Medical Student at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden28th of September-21st November 2015. Supervisors : Gunilla Krantz,M.D. Professor,Dept.of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine,The Sahlgrenska Academy,University of Gothenburg,Sweden and Dr. G.N.Duminda Guruge
  • The effects of maternal and environmental factors on Intra uterine growth and neonatal outcome among infants in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. Ms.Johanna Enberg, Student of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg,Sweden. 12th of february-7th of April 2017. Supervisors : Prof.HakanLilja,MD.ph.D. Dept. of Obstetrics and Genecology, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. Duminda Guruge.
  • Pre-maturity in Sri Lanka – Risk factors and consequences for the newborn – Retrospective case control register study in Anuradhapura District. Ms.Annette Stjern, Student of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 21st of September-8th of November 2017. Supervisors : Prof.Hakan Lilja,MD.ph.D. Dept. of Obstetrics and Genecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. G.N. Duminda Guruge.
  • Immunization status among under five years of age, a descriptive study in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. Ms.Hanna Lindqvist, Student of Medicine,SahlgrenskaAcademy,University of Gothenburg,Sweden12th of february-7th of April 2017. Supervisors : Prof. BirgerTrollfors, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. G.N. Duminda Guruge
  • Experiences of a community –based Health promotion programme in Sri Lanka Participant’s perception on Child wellbeing and sustainability. Mr.Adam Arhelger, Occupational Therapist (B.Sc.) Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 15th of November2017-8th of January 2018. Supervisors : Prof.Gunilla Priebe,Ph.D. Department of Public health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Dr. G.N. Duminda Guruge
  • Supervision of Internship of Ms. Veera Teittinen and Ms. Jessica Hallikainen from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 23rd April 2019 to 31st May 2019
  • Supervision of internship and thesis of Ms. Melissa Mjöberg from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 05th November 2019 to 1st June 2020
  • In addition, the internship training of 32 Students (Medical and Public Health students) from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.(2014 to 2015) has been supervised