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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Professor A.S. Dissanaike

Prof. Dissanaike was Professor of Parasitology during our time and later became the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The obituary in today's Ceylon Daily News is as follows:

PROFESSOR A. STANLEY DISSANAIKE (Former Dean of Faculty of the Medicine and Emeritus Professor, Head of the Department of Parasitology in Sri Lanka & Malaysia, Ex WHO, Geneva). Beloved husband of the late Ellerine, father of Surini, Niranthi, Eoma and Gerarde, father-in-law of Shanthi, Viktor & Caroline, darling papa of Rajiv, Ruwani, Kevin, Renuka, Glenn, Fiona, Jonathan, Christina and Lindsay, great grandfather of Keirys, son of the late Edmund & Adelaide, brother of the late Ben, Professor George, Bernice, Estelle and Joyce, brother-in-law of June, Vije, Cubby and Nuala Wijetunge. Service at residence No. 28, Welikadawatte, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th January. Cortege leaves thereafter to General Cemetery, Borella for cremation at 3.00 p.m. 013930 - See more at:

A member of our batch Manel Ratnavibhushana Wijesundera had written a nice tribute to our late teacher and it appeared in the Ceylon Medical Journal in 2004. It is reproduced below.

Ceylon Medical Journal › Vol 49, No 4 (2004)

Click here for the CMJ article by Manel"


1 comment:

  1. One of the great teachers of our time. He taught us more than we needed to know because of his enthusiasm. He showed tremendous kindness to us all. In the harsh environment of education of that era it was a Godsend. Manel has written a comprehensive account of his work and life. Prof Dissanaike was one whom I admired greatly. May he find Eternal Peace.