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  • Sumathipala, A.; Jafarey, A.; De Castro, LD; Ahmed, A.; Marcer, D.; Srinivasan, S.; Kumar, N.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Sutaryo, S.; Bhan, A.; Waidyarathne, D.; Beneragama, S.; Jayasekara, C; Edirisinghe, S.; Siriwardane, C. (NUS Press Pte Ltd, 2010-06)
    Disasters, natural or man-made, can occur virtually anytime and anywhere in the world. They bring mass destruction and loss of human lives. The effects of a disaster can be amplified many times in resource poor settings, ...
  • Siribaddana, Sisira; Fernando, Buddhika; Goonertne, R. (Research Gate, 2010-06)
    Sisira Siribaddana is an Endocrinologist and Physician as well as Project Leader of the Sri Lankan Twin Registry. His research interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, bioethics, mental health and twin research. Buddhika ...
  • Ball, H.; Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Kovas, Y.; Glozier, N.; Guffin P, M.C.; Hotopf, M. (Cambridge University Press, 2010-08)
    Background Fatigue is a common symptom in Western high-income countries but is often medically unexplained and little is known about its presentation in other populations. Aims To explore the epidemiology and aetiology ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Hewage, S.N.; Lekmawattege, M.; Athukorala; Siriwardane, C.; Munasingha, K.; Murray, J.; Prince, M. (Springer Nature, 4/27/2010)
    Lack of proper understanding on the part of researchers about public understanding of research and informed consent will increase the potential for malpractice. As a part of a larger study on ethics and informed consent ...
  • Ball, H.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Sumathipala, A.; Kovas, Y.; Glozier, N.; Guffin P, M.C.; Hotopf, M. (Springer Nature, 2/2/2010)
    Background There is very little genetically informative research identifying true environmental risks for psychiatric conditions. These may be best explored in regions with diverse environmental exposures. The current study ...
  • Ball, H.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Kovas, Y.; Glozier, N.; Guffin P, M.C.; Sumathipala, A.; Hotopf, M. (Elsevier, 2010-06)
    Background It is important to understand the nature of depression in non-Western and lower-income countries, but little such research exists. This study aimed to examine the characteristic features of depression in Sri ...
  • Ball, H.; Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Kovas, Y.; Glozier, N.; Guffin P., M.C.; Hotopf, M. (Cambridge University Press, 2009-12)
    Background Susceptibility to depression results from genetic and non-familially shared environmental influences in high-income, Western countries. Environments may play a different role for populations in different ...
  • Siribaddana, Sisira; Ball, H.A.; Hewage, S.N.; Glozier, N.; Kovas, Y.; Dayaratne, D.A.R.K.; Sumathipala, A.; Guffin P, M.C.; Hotopf, M. (Springer Nature, 2008-02)
    Background The Sri Lankan twin registry is one of the first to be established in a developing country, and its design has ensured sampling from a wide range of environmental conditions. It thus has great potential to ...
  • Siribaddana, Sisira; Kovas, Y.; Fernando, D.J.S. (John Wiley & Sons, 2008-11)
    Background: While only 30% of all hip fractures occurred in Asia in 1990, more than 50% will occur by the year 2050. We investigated the relationship between the Stiffness Index (SI), assessed with quantitative ultrasound, ...
  • Siribaddana, Sisira; Siriwardane, W.D.; Hewage, S.N.; Athukorale, A.D.M.D.; Sumathipala, A.; Hotopf, M. (Cambridge University Press, 2006-12)
    The Sri Lankan Twin Registry began as a volunteer register in 1997. Previously, we have shown door-to-door surveys as the best option to build a population-based twin register of older, adult twins. Our aim was to build a ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Perera, Clifford (Taylor and Francis, 2006-07)
    Even if predicted, disasters may not be completely averted due to reasons beyond human control. There is always likely to be a degree of loss, human as well as material. Therefore, the correct strategy is to limit the ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira (Science Direct, 2005-10)
    In late 2004, the Journal of Traumatic Stress published a special section about the ethics of disaster research, addressing ethical issues related to conducting research after disasters and terrorist attacks, and based on ...
  • Siribaddana, Sisira; Lekamwasam, S. (Research Gate, 2004-10)
    In Sri Lanka the median age, which was 25 in year 1991, is expected to rise to 45 by the year 2041 and half of the population will be over 45 years and vulnerable to osteoporosis. We describe 2 large epidemiological studies ...
  • Dodani, Sunita; Pandav, Chandrakant S; Siribaddana, Sisira; Laporte, Ronald; Pokharel, Paras (Research Gate, 7/29/2004)
    EDITOR—The theme issue on Health in South Asia in April addressed problems and hopes for health but neglected prevention. South Asia has a quarter of the world's population. The optimal means to improve health is public ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Bhugra, D. (Cambridge University Press, 2004-03)
    Background Culture-bound syndrome is a term used to describe the uniqueness of some syndromes in specific cultures. Dhat (semen-loss anxiety) has been considered to be an exotic ‘neurosis of the Orient’. Aims To ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Samaraweera, S.; Dayaratne, D.A.R.K. (Cambridge University Press, 2003-11)
    Sri Lanka is an island situated close to the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent with a land area of about 65 000 km2. The population in 2001 was 18.5 million. It has an interesting genetic diversity, its five main ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; Fernando, D.S.J.; Abeysinghe, M.R.N.; De Silva, N.; Hotopf, M. (Cambridge university, 2003-02)
    The National Twin Registry of Sri Lanka was established in 1997 as a volunteer register. To extend it to a population-based register, we examined the effectiveness of tracing older twins by inspecting birth records and ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; De Silva, N. (Research Gate, 2004-01)
  • Malavige, G.N.; De Alwis, N.M.; Weerasuriya, N.; Fernando, D.J.S.; Siribaddana, Sisira (Research Gate, 2002-09)
    Increasing numbers of developing nations experience a rising incidence of non-communicable diseases in parallel with economic development. Thus, developing countries such as Sri Lanka face the double burden of both ...
  • Sumathipala, A.; Siribaddana, Sisira; De Silva, N.; Fernando, D.S.J.; Abeysinghe, M.R.N.; Dayaratne, R.; De Silva, D.; Warnasuriya, N.; Hotopf, M. (Research Gate, 2002-11)
    Sri Lanka is an island with genetic diversity between the five main population groups. Our twin registry is the first in the developing world. Initially, we established a volunteer cohort of 4600 twin pairs through a ...

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