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Research Committee

MRI Research Committee

This body has a remit to provide a unified approval process for research to promote consistent, proportionate standards for compliance and inspection and facilitate medical research in Sri Lanka by providing funds and also work in partnership with other organizations to ensure the promotion and research governance of health research.
Officials and members of the research committee consists of researchers of MRI and Chaired by Deputy Director General ( Education, Training and Research), Ministry of Health. The members usually meet every first of second Tuesday of the month physically and contribute to the evaluation and approval process once the nominated evaluators sent their comments.  There are a set of external evaluators who help us in evaluation of the proposals in various disciplines.
Chairperson – Dr. Sunil De Alwis -DDG (ET & R) Ministry of Health
Secretary – Dr. Malika Karunarathne – Consultant Immunologist, email: research@mri.gov.lk /gamagemk@gmail.com
Assistant Secretaries – Mr. Saranga Fonseka  / Ms. Thilini de Silva
Assistant – Mr Thilina Madushanka( SKS)
Dr W.L.L.U.C. Kumaratilake/ Director(Actg) , MRI
Dr. Dulmini Kumarasinghe/Consultant Virologist
Dr Renuka Jayathissa/ Consultant Medical Nutritionist
Dr. Gaya Katulanda /Consultant Chemical Pathologist
Dr. Jude Jayamaha/Consultant Virologist
Dr. L. Karunanayake/Consultant Microbiologist
Dr S. Nananayakkara/Consultant Virologist
Dr. Nishali Ekanayaka /Consultant Pathologist
Dr. M.V.S.C. Pathirage/Consultant Microbiologist Food & Water
Dr. Priyanka Herath/Consultant Haematologist
Dr. Primali Jayasekara/ Consultant Mycologist
Dr. Sagarika Samarasinghe/Consultant Parasitologist
Dr. N. R de Silva /Consultant  Immunologist
Dr. Sunethra Gunasena/ Consultant Virologist
Dr Nadeeka Janage/ Consultant Virologist
Dr. H.T. Deepaka Sanath/MO-Health Information
Dr. Mayuri Thammitiyagoda – Veterinary Surgeon
Dr R. Karunakaran
Mrs. Kumudu Kulatunga/Senior Research Officer
Mr.  R.  Ramesh/Research Officer
Ms Devika Perera/Research Officer
Ms W.A.S. Wijendra/Research Officer
Mrs K.G.R. Kuruppuarachchi/Research Officer
Ms T.J.Silva/ MLT
In addition  there is a list of External Evaluators:
Criteria of becoming an External Evaluator
Important websites and documents

  1. Health Research Web
  2. Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement regarding clinical trials.  The CONSORT Statement and the CONSORT Explanation and Elaboration Document are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 2.0, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  3. MOH instructions on Conducting Clinical Research in Healthcare Institutions.

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