Research Operations Team

The integrity of our data is largely dependent on our operations team which works out of the SACTRC offices in government hospitals and local community centres across the island. These are currently located in Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Thambuttegama, Polonnaruwa and Puttlam.

Data collectors and field research assistants are involved in round-the-clock sample and data collection, under the supervision of resident doctors and/or research coordinators. All data is entered into the SACTRC database which is controlled centrally from the Peradeniya administrative office and samples are transported regularly to Peradeniya for analysis at the SACTRC Laboratory.

All operations team activity is planned, coordinated and regulated by a core team based at the SACTRC Peradeniya office.

Manager, Operations Seyed Shahmy
Manager, Logistics Chathura Palangasinghe
Assistant Manager, Operations Umesh Chathuranga
Senior Research Coordinators Manjula Weerasinghe
Raveendra Pieris
Research Coordinators Sanjaya Rathnayake
Jeewan Dhanarisi
Clinical Laboratory Analysts Thilini Wijerathna
Niluka Wickramasinghe
Research Database Coordinator Prarthana Weerasekera
Field Research Assistants
Clinical Research Assistants