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Header image: Courtesy Prof. Rohan Jayasekara, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (2011 - 2014).
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