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Friday, May 13, 2016

General Hospital, Ratnapura - House Officers 1968

Sent by Indra Anandasabapathy. Try to identify those in the group. I am making the first guess (see comments).


  1. Standing (L-R): ???????, Anandasabapathy, ??????, ???????,Jayanetti, Collure, Mulgirigama, Jaimon, Samarajiwa, JG Wijetunga, VPH Rajapaksa,???????, Richards, Berty Nanayakkara, ?????,
    Lucian Perera, ??????, ??????, Sumathipala, ?Kiththa Wimalaratne, ???????

    Seated )L-R:Srianee (Bunter) Fernando, ???????, ?????, ?????,
    Kasturiratne (senior), Ramani Ponniah (senior), Sathanandan (senior), ?????, ??????, Wimal Jayakuru, ???????, ??????, Dolawatte.

    Those unidentified may well be Peradeniya graduates.

  2. Had a quick look but couodnt add to your list Lucky

  3. Where is Swyrie? I thought she did her internship at Ratnapura

  4. Wasn't Roshinara also at Ratnapura for her internship?

  5. This is the list that Indra has sent. He himself was at Ratnapura. I failed to identify Chitta and Desmond. I also missed Roshnara and Swyrie. Rani Karalapillai (Peradeniya) lived next door at Manning Town from 1949 to 1956. I lost contact with her thereafter, but heard that she had entered med school the same year as myself.
    Who is HUNTER?

    Indra Ananda
    19:49 (11 hours ago)

    to me
    Back row -Left to RIGHT

    Chitta Thiagarajah ( Chithamparanathan then)- 3rd
    VPH Rajapakse -10th
    Desmond Gunatilleke - 13th
    Irfan hassan -16th- Peradeniya
    Sumathipala- 18th
    KR Wimaratna -19th
    Nachinar Kinian -20th , Peradeniya

    FRONT ROW Left to Right

    Roshinara De Soysa 3rd
    Alhendra -senior
    Pathmanathan -senior radiology
    HUNTER- 12th
    Rohini Sivasubramaniam -senior
    Rani Karalapillai - Peradeniya

  6. Indra
    Thanks you for the photo and the memories.

  7. Other colleagues are kindly requested to send me scanned copies of old group photographs taken at the hospitals where they did the Internaship. We have had Colombo South, Kurunegala and Ratnapura so far. This is a nice way to exercise your brain!

  8. Good question. Where is Swyrie? Indra himself will have the answer. It may be that Swyrie (and WDH's wife Winitha and probably Rani Karalapillai) were unable to be present for the group photograph. I am still assuming that seated at extreme right is Dolawatte.

  9. We should ask her?