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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Remembering N. Sivakumar

By Nihal D Amerasekera 

It was with great sadness I received the news of the demise of yet another friend from our great batch of 1962. I recall Siva from the 1st to the last day we met after the final results as an inveterate smiler who took the enormous vicissitudes of life in his stride. Like yours truly, he was one of the few who were in the other half of the truck that was outside the hallowed grounds of that school in Castle Street. All through the hard questioning during the revisals and the signatures in the Block his smile and demeanour never wavered. He was a shy lad who preferred to stay at the back of the group when cases were presented but came up trumps when it really mattered at examinations. Sadly I never met him since our last goodbye on that eventful day in 1967. It is my fervent hope that he had a good and rewarding life in Auckland, New Zealand. Through his kind and caring ways he attracted many friends. He was much loved in the batch and remained a valued friend both at Medical College and the world at large. His cheeky grin and infectious laugh are precious memories for us all.

No doubt like the rest of the batch who have now departed this world, Siva must wander ethereally in the long corridors of the General Hospital, Colombo and in the common room and lecture theatres of that magnificent building in Kynsey Road. 

May he find Eternal Peace.

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