Microbiology Experts

Champa Neelakanthi Ratnatunga

Department of Microbiology
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


MBBS (Peradeniya) 2007; MSc Bio-statistics (Peradeniya) 2010; MPhil (Peradeniya) 2014.

Research Interest

Immunology – Basic Immunology and its role in pathogenesis of infection Interferon Gamma release assays in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB): Application of ELISpot technique used for rapid diagnosis of TB in Sri Lanka and its usefulness and validity in the Sri Lankan context. Diagnostics related to Mycobacterial disease Medical education methodology and English for special purposes in medical education


  • Ratnatunga Champa N. The evolution and role of interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) in moderate and low income settings. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014;4(2):56-66.

  • Dassanayake DLB, Wimalaratna H, Nandadewa D, Nugaliyadda A, Ratnatunga CN, Agampodi SB. Predictors of the development of myocarditis or acute renal failure in patients with leptospirosis: An observational study. BMC Infect Dis. 2012;12(1):4. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-4.

  • Fernando DMG, Kaluarachchi CI, Ratnatunga CN. Necrotizing fasciitis and death following an insect bite. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2013;34(3):234-6. doi:10.1097/PAF.0b013e3182a18b0b.

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