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Sunday, September 22, 2013

K. Sri Kantha

It is with much sadness that I convey to you the news that K. Sri Kantha of our batch has passed away. Please see the Obituary (sent in by Indra Anandasabapathy).
Dr. Sri Kantha, 73, of Madison, N.J., passed away at his home in Florida on Sept. 15. A funeral service will be held at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St, Chatham, N.J., on Monday, Sept. 23, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. For further information or to send a condolence, please go to Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Kantha had also lived in England and Canada before moving to Madison in 1982. He was a graduate of St. Peter's College in Colombo and the Colombo Medical School. Following his residency in England, he was offered a fellowship in pain management at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kantha returned to England as a consultant, then in 1982 joined the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey as an assistant director of the Pain Management Division. He eventually established a private practice in interventional spine care and retired in 2009. Dr. Kantha enjoyed travel and lecturing to the international medical community. He will be fondly remembered for his compassion, active lifestyle, and remarkable sense of humor. Dr. Kantha was the beloved husband of 42 years to Mano and loving father of Dr. Brinda Kantha and Anna Kantha; he is also survived by four brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Kantha's memory may be made to The Lewy Body Dementia Association at - See more at:


Nihal Amerasekera
               9:24 AM (11 hours ago)
to me
I am presently in anatalya in turkey when I received the sad news. May he have eternal peace.
nithya jayawickrama
            12:27 PM (8 hours ago)
to me
I am indeed saddened by the news. Srikantha fondly called 'Norman', was my study partner with two others at Bloemfontain hostel. Every one knew him as he was such a vibrant character. We kept in touch in England too  when he was in Birmingham and also met him at a batch function in London. How ever he became rather a recluse in recent years. One incident which I remember well is how he and I obtained our Final MBBS results from the Dean Prof Dissanayake, as they were not published as we had defaulted payment of hostel fees!! 
appu sumathipala
1:06 PM (8 hours ago)
to me
23 09 2013
Hi Lucky
thank you for informing about our old friend's death.
I have very good memories of his days in the Medical School and the Bloem hostel.He was nicknamed Norman as he had a similarity to good old Norman Wisdom.
I  met him for the first time, after Medical School days,in Birmingham UK,where he was a Senior registrar in Anaesthesia. and the last time I met him was at the 25th anniversary,held in London.
my deepest sympathies are with his  family.
Asoka Wijeyekoon
3:49 PM (5 hours ago)
to me
Dear Lucky
Many Thanks for conveying the passing away of Sri Kantha I'm truly saddened I have many fond memories  at med school and later I did meet him in UK few years ago and found him to have the old great sense of humour but much more thought full and serious consiststant with his work in USA My Condolences to his wife and family
Thank you once again for your great work
Kindest Regrds
Asoka Wijeyekoon aka Lubber
Swini Iyer
6:10 PM (3 hours ago)
to me

Hi Lucky
many thanks for letting me know regards Srikantha , is it the same chap we used to call oedema ?if it is the same one I relieved him in Wirawila TB hospital in 70 when rolled off a parapet wall and broke his collar bone. nevertheless it is sad . one less from our batch. hope you two are keeping well
McCormick, Malkanthie I
8:04 PM (13 hours ago)
to me
Thank you for sharing. We will keep his family in our prayers.
Dawala Ruberu
7:42 AM (1 hour ago)
to me
dear lucky,
thanks for the news ill send a message to the relations
manel lena
8:36 AM (49 minutes ago)
to me
Thanks Lucky. appreciate the updates and news. Sri Kantha was always smiling, joking and showing off his white teeth all 32 of them, in a contrasting background. Very sad to hear of his passing on.  best regards Sujatha   Maligaspe Lena
6:32 AM (2 hours ago)

to me
I was at the funeral  for Srikantha this morning. He was a good guy, good hearted , liked pranks, got into med. school & then got off the track for a time only to bloom late. It sort of is remarkable because here is a guy who did interventional pain management procedures in the 80' s when there were only a handful in the whole world doing them. FFARCS, Fellowship at Mc GILL, Montreal etc.

Alzheimers the cause.

Lakshman Weerasooriya
7:44 PM (4 hours ago)
to me
HI Lucky,
Thanks for the note Re Sri Kantha passing away.I met him a few times.He was a much 
Changed individual since Med School.

Lucky W

Lakshman Weerasooriya
7:44 PM (4 hours ago)
HI Lucky,
Thanks for the note Re Sri Kantha passing away. I met him a few times. He was a much 
Changed individual since Med School.

Lucky W
1:57 AM (5 hours ago)
to me

with sadness I read about sri kantha
and remembered how much potassium in my body
last time I met him in London for the 25th reunion

SRI KANTHA AND KON BALA were room mates at blom

we planned and executed many mischiefs there
he had a photographic memory
when I met him in my home in la
he was a changed religious man very different to the man we saw in
med school
I certainly will miss him
may he rest in peace
anton ambrose











  1. Thanks Lucky. The link you gave was correct but had some difficulty getting through. I finally typed the web address and got through and left a message on the Guest Condolences Book.

    1. Not your fault! The spelling was correct and I am not sure why the link didn't work directly. Looks like in spite of our best efforts, people are not using the comment facility but the important thing is that they appear to be looking at the blog.

    2. That is why I have cut and pasted all the e-mails received.