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Yasith Mathangasinghe

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Australia, Clayton General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2016 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Publications resulting from Research: 

Mathangasinghe Y*#, Madhuranga PVH*, Anthony DJ. Improving balance with wobble board exercises in stroke patients: single blind, randomized, clinical trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2019. Doi: 10.1080/10749357.2019.1645439

Mathangasinghe Y*#, Anthony DJ*, Samaranayake UMJE, Basnayake BMOD, Malalasekera AP. Pigmented border as a new surface landmark for the digital nerve blocks: A cross-sectional anatomical study. Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume. 2019; 1753193419845291. Doi: 10.1177/1753193419845291

Mathangasinghe Y*, Alberts N*, Nillegoda NB. Monitoring of transiently formed molecular chaperone assemblies in bacteria, yeast and human cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (In Press) (Accepted on 06.06.2019)

Samaranayake UMJE, Mathangasinghe Y, Banagala ASK. Are predominantly Western standards and expectations of informed consent in surgery applicable to all?: A qualitative study in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e025299. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025299

Ranasinghe P, Mathangasinghe Y, Jayawardena R, Hills AP, Misra A. Prevalence and trends of metabolic syndrome among adults in the Asia-pacific region: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2017;17(1), p.101. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4041-1

Ranasinghe P, Wathurapatha WS, Mathangasinghe Y, Ponnamperuma G. Emotional intelligence, perceived stress and academic performance of Sri Lankan medical undergraduates. BMC Medical Education. 2017;17(1):41. Doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0884-5

Malalasekera AP, Sivasuganthan K, Sarangan S, Thaneshan K, Weerakoon DN, Mathangasinghe Y, Gunasekera CL, Mallawaarachchi S, Nanayakkara ND, Anthony DJ, Ediriweera D. Morphological variations of the human ejaculatory ducts in relation to the prostatic urethra. Clinical Anatomy. 2018; Doi:10.1002/ca.23036

Anthony DJ, Basnayake BM, Mathangasinghe Y#, Malalasekera AP. Preserving the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve during submandibular region surgery: a cadaveric safety study. Patient Safety in Surgery. 2018;12(1):23. Doi: 10.1186/s13037-018-0170-4

Anthony DJ, Basnayake BMOD, Ganga NMG, Mathangasinghe Y#, Malalasekera, A.P. An improved technical trick for identification of the thoracodorsal nerve during axillary clearance surgery: a cadaveric dissection study. Patient safety in surgery, 2018; 12(1), p.18. Doi: 10.1186/s13037-018-0164-2

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UMJE, Jayasinghe JD, Banagala ASK. A Rare Presentation of Small Bowel Diverticulosis Causing Chronic Obstruction and Malnutrition: A Case Study with Review of Literature. Case Reports in Surgery. 2019; 2548631. Doi:10.1155/2019/2548631

Mathangasinghe Y#, Karunarathne RU, Liyanage UA. Transient Perivascular Inflammation of the Carotid Artery; a rare cause of intense neck pain. British Journal of Radiology Case Reports. 2019. Doi: 10.1259/bjrcr.20190014

Mathangasinghe Y#, Pradeep IHDS, Perera SAU, Punchihewa R. Pathological Analysis of Mediastinal Masses in National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2019;37(1), p.12-15. Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v37i1.8598

Mathangasinghe Y#, Pradeep IHDS, Perera SAU, Punchihewa R. A Descriptive Analysis of Lung and Pleural Tumours in a Premier Referral Centre in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2019;37(1), p.5-11. Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v37i1.8597

Mathangasinghe Y. Neuroregeneration and Neurodegeneration and Brain Recovery following Ischaemic Stroke: A comparative Review of Human and Animal Models. Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal. 2018;2(2):9-13. Doi: 10.4038/slaj.v2i2.3

Mathangasinghe Y#, Kalubowila JN. A Case of Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck. Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology. 2018. 10.4038/sljr.v4i1.75

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UMJE, Rajapakse YN, Fernando EAC, Rajapakse GK. A rare presentation of tuberculosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2018;35(3):16-17. 10.4038/sljs.v36i3.8531

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UMJE, Rajapakse YN, Rajapakse GK. A floating rib causing vascular thoracic outlet syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2018;35(3):25-26. Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v36i3.8535

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UM, Silva SS, Prematilaka HC, Perera MH, Shantha SS. Anatomical landmarks to locate the junction between transverse and sigmoid sinuses in translabyrinthine and retrosigmoid open surgical approaches. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2018;36(2). Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v36i2.8509

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UM. Chilaiditi’s sign: hepatodiapragmatic interposition of the small intestine. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2018;4:5. Doi: 10.4038/sljm.v27i1.81

Mathangasinghe Y#, Samaranayake UM. A case of midgut malrotation presenting as subacute intestinal obstruction in an adult. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2018 Apr 30;36(1). Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v36i1.8485

Mathangasinghe Y#, Malalasekera AP. The anatomy of urinary continence. Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal. 2018; 2(1), p.4-13.

Mathangasinghe Y#, Ranasinghe A, Padeniya D. Knowledge and attitudes among Sri Lankan Pre-intern doctors on nutritional assessment and counselling. KDU Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. 2017; 17(1): p.1-5.

Dissanayake MM, Mathangasinghe Y, Prasanni WDD, Weerakoon DN. Videotape versus live demonstration in enhancing the technique of Direct Ophthalmoscopy in undergraduate medical education: A Randomized Controlled Trial in a South Asian medical school. Journal of the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 2017;23(1): p.25-30.

Samaranayake UMJE, Mathangasinghe Y#, Perera ND, Wijesuriya LI, Gunaratne NJDL. Communication Failures in Surgery in the Asia Pacific Region: A Systematic Review. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2019;37(1), p.22-30. Doi: 10.4038/sljs.v37i1.8600

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Doctoral Research Fellow, Neurodegeneration and Proteostasis Lab, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia


Anatomical Society of Sri Lanka
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2017
National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Research
This was awarded for the research titled “Prevalence and trends of metabolic syndrome among adults in the Asia-pacific region: a systematic review. BMC Public Health” by Ranasinghe P, Mathangasinghe Y, Jayawardena R, Hills AP, Misra A.

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