Prof. Vasanthi Pinto

Present Post   : Professor of  Anaesthesiology & Critical Care

Chair and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care

Faculty of Medicine

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Chairperson, Board of Study in Emergency Medicine

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.

President, Alumni Association  Peradeniya Medical School

Examiner in Postgraduate Examinations

  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care


  • Member Multidisciplinary study courses Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka
  • Member Board of Study in Anaesthesiology
  • Member Board of Study in Critical Care
  • Member of the expert committee COVID 19- Ministry of Health SriLanka

Local and International Publications: 64

Papers read at Local and International scientific sessions and abstract publications: 67

Awards Won:

  • MD (Anaesthesiology)Gold Medal  for the Best Results
  • Ganeshamoorthi Prize for the best Free paper – for five years

Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka

  • Shashidaran prize for the best poster

Annual Scientific Sessions – College of Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka

  • South Asian Congress of Anaesthesia SARCA held in India 2nd prize for the best poster
  • College of Pulmonologist of Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Sessions Award for the best poster
  • M.Wijerama prize for the best scientific presentation Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • South Asian Congress of Anaesthesia SARCCA held in India,  2nd prize for the best poster
  • Finalist best poster presentation 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference APMEC 2013 held in Singapore
  • Merit award for research, National Research Council Sri Lanka

Orations Delivered 

  1. S.C. Paul Oration SriLanka Medical Association on Analysis of anaesthetic adaptations and    observations in Thoracoscopic  and  Laparoscopic surgeries
  2. B.S.Perera Oration College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka on overcoming the physiological challenges encountered in recent advances in surgery


            Sri Lanka Journal of Anaesthesiology


  • Sri Lanka Journal of Anaesthesiology
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Journal
  • Research Projects – Ministry of Health
  • SLMJ
  • Peradeniya University Research Sessions
  • Member of the panel of judges at the 9th congress of the Association of Anaesthesiologists SAARC

Contributions to National Guidelines

  • Dengue Guidelines – Ministry of Health
  • Antibiotic Guideline – Ventilator Associated pneumonia
  • Member drug review committee Ministry of Health
  • Expert committee guideline COVID 19- Ministry of Health Sri Lanka

Invited lectures delivered in Professional forums  – 20

Organised workshops for the Ministry of Health and professional colleges – 36

Positions held in Professional Colleges

Head of Critical Care chapter of College of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka

Secretory, vice president  – Sri Lanka society of Study of Pain

Treasurer – Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine 2008

Council Member – College of Anaesthesiologists

Assistant Editor – Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology

Secretary – Sri Lanka Association of study of Pain

Secretary – Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association

Vice President and Secretary – Kandy Society of Medicine

International Representation of  Sri Lanka.

  1. Annual Scientific Congress of Association of Anaesthesiologists, India
  2. SAARC Association of Anaesthesiologists held in Pakistan
  3. SAARC Association of Anaesthesiologits held in Inia
  4. Intensive Care Forum ANZICS held Singapore
  5. New World Congress of Anaesthesia held in Thailand
  6. 3rd International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection control
  7. Advance Course of Transfusion alternatives Thailand


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