Manjula Weerasinghe is a is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura. His PhD primarily focused on developing a vendor-based intervention that will limit access to pesticides from shops for self-poisoning. He has more than 10 years experience working on pesticide suicide prevention studies in North central Province, including the large cluster RCT of locked storage in rural Anuradhapura district.
Factors associated with purchasing pesticide from shops for intentional self-poisoning in Sri Lanka
Tropical Medicine & International Health, July 2020
Emerging pesticides responsible for suicide in rural Sri Lanka following the 2008–2014 pesticide bans
BMC Public Health, May 2020