Microbiology Experts

Veranja Liyanapathirana

Senior Lecturer
Department of Microbiology
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


MBBS (Peradeniya, 2006), MPhil (Peradeniya, 2011), PhD (CUHK, 2015); SLMC Reg No 23839 .

Research Interest

Main research interests are asymptomatic carriage of antibiotic non-susceptible microorganisms, molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial non susceptibility, changing trends in infectious diseases, and development of cost effective molecular diagnostic methods.


  • M H Wijedasa, L V C Liyanapathirana. Evaluation of an alternative slide culture technique for the morphological identification of fungal species. Vol 2, No 2 (2012). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v2i2.4070.

  • V Thevanesam, H Suraweera, P Kannangara, IKB Weerasekera, HMW Abeywardena, EMW Ekanayake, TM Gamage, LVC Liyanapathirana. Prospective 18 month surveillance study of MRSA colonization in an orthopedic unit in Sri Lanka. Vol 3, No 1 (2013) DOI: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v3i1.4046

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