- MBBS (NCMC)
- Diploma in Medical Microbiology (PGIM)
- MD in Medical Microbiology (PGIM)
- BSc ( Purdue University, USA.)
- Medical microbiology
- Antibiotic resistance
- Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
- Infection control
- Contributor to the ‘Laboratory Manual In Microbiology’, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Colombo, 2011. Second edition, 230p. ISBN 978-8891-03-2.
- Member of the editorial panel and a contributor to the ‘Hospital Infection Control Manual’, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Colombo, 2005. First Edition, 180p. ISBN 955-8891-01-0.
- Member of the editorial panel and a contributor to the “Antibiotic Use Guidelines for Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya”, published by Galle Medical Association, 2006.
Publications and presentations
Preparing for the unexpected; A reflection on the Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19
P Jayasekera, V Navaratne, D Govindapala, D Nakkawita, A Gamage
Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 51 (1), 2020
Association of selected risk factors which affect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A Madushani, S Jayasinghe, T Siriwardhana, K Kumari, C Wirasagoda, P Weerawardhana, V Navaratne
European Respiratory Journal 56 (suppl 64), 2020
Noordeen F, Karunaratne HMS, Nawaratne V, Nagoor Pitchai FN, Daulagala SWPL, Abeykoon A. M. S. Bandara. Protective immunity against hepatitis B virus infection in a group of vaccinated Sri Lankan military service men following a complete course of vaccination. Virus Dis. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13337-019-00546-1
Abeygoonawardena H, Mayuran S, Jayawardena J, Wijesinghe RANK, Navaratne PBV, Balasuriya A, de Silva AD. (2019) Detection of anti-DENV IgG or past DENV infection using two commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays. Book of abstracts, 8th Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions, Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology, Kandy, 25 October 2019.
S. U Perera, V Navaratne, A Nagahawatte, J Perera, C. D Wijayarathna, J Alvitigala, C. L Goonasekara. Validating the Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technique to detect tuberculosis in a Sri Lankan laboratory setting. Ceylon Medical Journal 2018; 63:
Abeygoonawardena H, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. (2015) Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin against it in two selected semi urban Sri Lankan communities [online]. International Journal of Science and Research, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 393-395. http://www.ijsr.net/archive/v4i4/SUB152770.pdf
Abeygoonawardena H, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. 2015. Minimum inhibitory concentration of vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a selected community in Sri Lanka. Australian Journal of Medical Science, 36 (3), 76-79.
Senarath,KD, Usgodaarachchi RB, Navaratne V, Nagahawatte A, Wijayarathna CD, Alvitigala J, Goonasekara CL. “Non Specific Amplification with the LAMP Technique in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Sri Lankan Settings” Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 2014, 2, 168-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jtr.2014.24021
Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya. ‘The knowledge of hand hygiene among military medical students before and after conducting a workshop on hand hygiene’. (Poster Presentation)15th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia November 2014.
Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. ‘Self-reported practices of hand hygiene among the medical students’. 23rd Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of microbiologists. August 2014.
Senanayake NP, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. ‘Knowledge of hand hygiene among medical students at the General Sir John Kotelawata Defence University’. (Oral Presentation) International Research Conference at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, August 2014.
Abeygoonawardena, H, Navaratne V, Balasuriya A. Gunawardena M. ‘A community based study on nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus’. (Oral Presentation) International Research Conference at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, August 2014.
Goonasekara CL, Navaratne V, Usgodaarachchi RB, Alvitigala J,. “Validation of loop mediated isothermal amplification technique (LAMP) to diagnoseTB in Sri Lanka”. (Oral Presentation) International Research Conference at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, August 2012.
Navaratne, V., Bell, S., Pham, J., “Improved growth of Vancomycin resistant Enterococci on ChromID™ VRE agar by incubation in 5% CO2”. (Poster presentation), Annual Scientific Sessions Australian Society of Microbiologists, Melbourne, Australia, July 2008.
Navaratne V., Meegoda S., Perera S. Prevalence of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaecae. Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Training Centre, Sri Lanka, February 12, 2005.
Perera Shalinie., Navaratne Varuna., Meegoda S., The Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility pattern of extended spectrum belalactamase (ESBL) producing enterobacteriacae at Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Vol 2, Issue 1, August 2004.
Kularatne M.D.C.S., de Silva N., Navaratne P.B.V. A study of asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant women. (Oral Presentation) Abstract 13: Galle Medical Journal September 2002.
De Silva N., Ragunathan R., Navaratne P.B.V., A Case of Tinea Pedis caused by Scytalidium Dimidiatum, (Poster Presentation), Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Medical Microbiologists, June 2002
De Silva N., Navaratne P.B.V., Hettige N., Lokunarangoda T., Efficacy of Gentamycin as a front line antibiotic, (Oral Presentation) Abstract 12: Galle Medical Journal, September 2000.
De Silva, N., Makuloluwa, C.A.B., Navaratne P.B.V., ‘Study of Fungi Isolated from Corneal specimens’. (Oral presentation) Abstract 4: Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, May 1999.
De Silva, N., Makuloluwa, C.A.B., Navaratne P.B.V., ‘Study of Fungi Isolated from Corneal specimens’. Journal of the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka 1999 ; 5 (1) : 64 – 5
Ariyananda P.L., de Silva N., Nagahawatte A de S., Navaratne P.B.V. ‘Incidence of contamination of intravenous cannulae used to maintain intravenous action’. Galle Medical Journal 1998;1 (2): 43 –4.
A descriptive analysis of antibiotic resistance among urine culture isolates from patients presenting to University Hospital KDU WMID Nakkawita, PBV Navaratne and ASTA Gunasekera. International Research Conference, KDU, 2020.
Detection of Past Exposure to Arboviral Infections in a Suburban community in Sri Lanka H Abeygoonawardena, AD de Silva, RANK Wijesinghe, PBV Navaratne, A Balasuriya, S Mayuran and J Jayawardena. International Research Conference, KDU, 2020.
- Council member, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 2012 -13
- Life Member, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists
- Life member, Sri Lanka Medical Association
- Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
- Life member, Galle Medical Association, Sri Lanka.