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Shehani PigeraCountry of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Colombo General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2016 Master Chemical Sciences2011 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Publications resulting from Research:
Ranasinghe, P., Jayawardena, R., Pigera, S., Wathurapatha, W. S., Weeratunga, H. D., Premakumara, G. S., ... & Galappaththy, P. (2017). Evaluation of pharmacodynamic properties and safety of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) in healthy adults: a phase I clinical trial. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 17(1), 550.
S A N Rashani, P N J Fernando, S Pigera, S Jayawickreme, M A Niriella and A P de Silva “Usage Patterns, Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Dietary Supplement Intake Among Sri Lankan Elite Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Study - preprint
Ranasinghe, P., Pigera, S., Galappatthy, P., Katulanda, P., & Constantine, G. R. (2015). Zinc and diabetes mellitus: understanding molecular mechanisms and clinical implications. DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 23(1), 44.
Ranasinghe, P., Pigera, A. S. A. D., Ishara, M. H., Jayasekara, L. M. D. T., Jayawardena, R., & Katulanda, P. (2015). Knowledge and perceptions about diet and physical activity among Sri Lankan adults with diabetes mellitus: a qualitative study. BMC public health, 15(1), 1160.
Ranasinghe, P., Pigera, S., Premakumara, G. S., Galappaththy, P., Constantine, G. R., & Katulanda, P. (2013). Medicinal properties of ‘true’cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 13(1), 275.
Ranasinghe, P., Jayawardena, R., Pigera, A. S. A. D., Katulanda, P., Constantine, G. R., & Galappaththy, P. (2013). Zinc supplementation in pre-diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 52.
S. Pigera, P. Ranasinghe, M.N. Kaumal, P. Galappatthy “Development of a method to quantify the metabolites of cinnmoan in human plasma.” Colombo Medical Congress 2020. 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Colombo Medical Faculty, 2020. PP006. Page 107-108. - Conference Proceeding
S Pigera, S A N Rashani, P N J Fernando, S Jayawickreme, M A Niriella and A P de Silva ”Knowledge, perception and practice of elite athletes towards dietary supplements in a South Asian Country: Sri Lanka” 4th International Conference of Sports Medicine and Fitness, Edinburgh, Scotland,2018 - Abstract
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchI am a Research Officer at Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency.
Other AwardsNov 2015Presidential Awards for Scientific Publications - 2013Awarded by National Research Council of Sri Lanka in 2015Nov 2017Presidential Awards for Scientific Publications - 2015Awarded by National Research Council of Sri Lanka in 2017