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Kuruppu Arachchilage Lalith Asoka Kuruppuarachchi Edit Profile

consultant , psychiatry professor

Kuruppu Arachchilage Lalith Asoka Kuruppuarachchi, Sri Lankan psychiatry professor, consultant. Achievements include research in neuroleptic malignant syndrome without fever; research in psychological distress among students, stigma associated with mental illness, domestic violence.

Background

Kuruppuarachchi, Kuruppu Arachchilage Lalith Asoka was born on March 31, 1959 in Badulla, Sri Lanka. Son of Kularatne and Leela (Kodituwakku) Kuruppuarachchi.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Peradeniya Medical School, Sri Lanka, 1982. Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1988.

Career

Acting consultant psychiatrist General Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1992, consulting psychiatrist Badulla, Sri Lanka, 1992—1994. Head department psychiatry Faculty Medicine University Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka, 1994—2002, senior lecturer psychiatry Faculty Medicine, 1994—2004, professor psychiatry Faculty Medicine, since 2004. Staff psychiatrist North Western Mental Health, Broadmeadows, Australia, 2003—2004.

Member board study psychiatry Postgraduate Institute Medicine, 1994—2002, since 2005. Member advisory council mental health Ministry Health, Indigenous Medicine and Social Services, Colombo, 2001—2004. Council member Sri Lanka College Psychiatrists, Colombo, 2005—2006, co-editor, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in neuroleptic malignant syndrome without fever. Research in psychological distress among students, stigma associated with mental illness, domestic violence.

Membership

Fellow: Royal College Psychiatrists United Kingdom (Kenneth Rawnsley Traveling fellow 2000). Member: American Association Emergency Psychiatry, Kandy Society Medicine (life), Sri Lanka Medical Association (life), Peradeniya Medical School Alumni (life).

Connections

Married Kodituwakku Gedera Indralatha, August 27, 1993. 1 child Chirantha Sanjeewa.

father:
Kularatne Kuruppuarachchi

mother:
Leela (Kodituwakku) Kuruppuarachchi

spouse:
Kodituwakku Gedera Indralatha

child:
Chirantha Sanjeewa Kuruppuarachchi