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This gentleman holding the door is Sisira who was assigned by Prof. Rohan Jayasekara to accompany me round the complex. The Ladies' Common Room of yesteryear (opposite the Dean's Office) now houses the Dean's supportive staff.
We didn't have them those days! This "Computer Room" is opposite the section that University Medical Officer Dr. Alles occupied in the sixties.
Department of Community Medicine (called Public Health during our time)
Entrance to the library
The library looks the same even after half a century.
We are now on the top floor. We spent many hours in this lecture theatre.
The clinical departments
The Pathology Block which also housed the Departments of Bacteriology, Parasitology, Forensic Medicine
New building that has come up in this quadrangle.
The quadrangle serves as a car park
The Pathology Block from another angle
Entrance to the Physiology Block
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as it is now called
Francis Road where the JMO's Office is situated
Entrance to the Anatomy Block
Another view of the dissecting room
A meeting room in the Old Anatomy Block (fully renovated)
A tutorial room. I was told that this is where freshly brought bodies were embalmed in pre-renovation days.
The "New" Anatomy lecture theatre has been demolished. It had been hurriedly constructed to accommodate the "Three Hundred Batch" in 1960.
Same site with buildings on Maradana Road in the distance. Note the concrete piling for planned construction of a new multi-storey building
Narrow roadway leading to the quadrangle car park from the Francis Road entrance
Rear view of the Physiology Block from Norris Canal Road
Norris Canal Road that runs close to the Anatomy Block