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Monday, September 19, 2016

Felicitation of Teachers by the 4th Batch of students of the Ruhuna Medical Faculty (Karapitiya).

I have received this through kind courtesy of Sanath Lamabadusuriya and I have pleasure in posting the group photograph on the blog. I have made use of information provided by Sanath in framing the text.

A couple of days ago, the 4th batch of Ruhuna Medical Students felicitated their teachers at a re-union held at Raffles Residencies at Mirihana, Nugegoda. As you can see, those seated in the front row are the teachers and the ex students are standing at the back. 




Front row, left to right Rohan Hattotuwa, Malik Gunawardene, LAW Sirisena, Sarath de Silva, Shyam Fernando, Harendra de Silva, Susiri Weerasekera, Anoja Fernando, Ranjit Jayewardene, Sanath Lamabadusuriya, Sanath Liyanaratchchi, Tissa Perera, PS Perera, Pushpa Fonseka, Kumudu Wijewardene, Ranjan Dias, Parameshwaran.

Of interest to us is that Ranjith Jayawardene did the 6 months course with some of us at the Thurstan Road Science Faculty in 1961 but went to Peradeniya. He is now the Head of Psychiatry at the Malabe Private Medical School (SAITM). Pushpa Fonseka (nee Siritunga), LAW Sirisena and Anoja Fernando were in our junior batch in Colombo. 

Some members of this batch are well known consultants today.



Sanath Lama had made a presentation titled "The Creation of Karapitiya, the Sweat and Toil" on this occasion.
As an aside, it should be stated that about 14 photos of the students taken from their record books were projected on the screen and the teachers were asked to identify them. Sanath L had won the prize for the highest number of correct answers!


8 comments:

  1. I haven't seen LAW Sirisena for ages. He hasn't changed much and I recognised him instantly. He was Head Prefect at Royal and a good all rounder.

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  2. I knew LAW's elder brother LAD even before I got to know LAW. He too did the 6 Months Course with us, but went to Peradeniya. Years later when he returned to Sri Lanka after a stint in Scotland, he was my neighbour in Kirillapone.

    Being resident in Sri Lanka now, I am able to keep in touch with quite a few doctors of our vintage, mainly through the SLMA, CoMSAA, College of Community Physicians and the IMPA.

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    1. I thought LAD was his younger brother,am I mistaken? I know there were 3 brothers. I know that LAD was a good all rounder in Cricket for Royal and LAW did Rowing and Cadeting. Eldest was LAP (Psychiatrist), then LAW (GHynaecologist),LAH (Physician- Geriatrician). The other two are LAP (Banker) and LADS planter and all round cricketer. I think all 5 went to Royal (Only the Jayakumar and Gonsalkorale families had more brothers at Royal,having 6 each).

      Lucky,wasit LAP who you knew?

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    2. LAP was the eldest. I knew both LAP and LAW. I know I had made a mistake in my comment above. I think one of the brothers attended Ananda.

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    3. Thank you Lucky for posting it on our blog spot. Thank you Mahendra and Lucky for your comments as well. Anoja Fernando was 2 years junior to us and she was a former Dean at Ruhuna as well as a Past President of the SLMA
      Sanath

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    4. LAP Sirisena , Psychiatrist, was not at Royal. I think he was at Ananda.
      Sanath

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    5. Thank you Lucky for posting it on our blog spot. Thank you Mahendra and Lucky for your comments as well. Anoja Fernando was 2 years junior to us and she was a former Dean at Ruhuna as well as a Past President of the SLMA
      Sanath

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  3. LAP entered from St. Sebastians, Moratuwa. He was not at Ananda.

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