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Header image: Courtesy Prof. Rohan Jayasekara, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (2011 - 2014).
I wish to announce that due to my present illness, Speedy (Mahendra Gonsalkorale) will be temporarily taking over the running of the blog until further notice. I request all those who are waiting in line to send in their contributions to him who will gladly publish them as I have been doing all these years. Good luck and good blogging!
The annual Doctors' Concert of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (for doctors and their families) held annually in conjunction with the SLMA International Congress was held last evening at the Grand Ballroom of Galadari Hotel. A few of us from our batch attended. They were Sanath Lama, Pram, JC Sura and myself. Pram is one of the Joint Social Secs who organised the show. See pictures below.
Suni Epa Seneviratne - Physician from Matara
Suri's husband Mahendra and daughter
Paediatrician Dr. BJC Perera and wife Dr. Sarojini Perera
BJC and Sarojini
Urologist Prof. Srinath Chandrasekara and family
Dr. Rajendra ("Bongo Raj) and wife Raj is Swyrie's BIL
Close up of Dr. and Mrs. Rajendra
Dr Pradeep Rangana (won Sirasa TV Reality Show when he was a medical student in Ruhuna Medical Faculty)
Sriani and Vasanthy have just conveyed to me the sad news that Sue Ratnavel had passed away in the US yesterday. In case some of you cannot place her, Sue was in the group that joined our batch from Peradeniya. Sriani and Vasanthy were also in that group. According to one Selvarani, who had informed Sriani, Sue had been in a hospice in Las Vegas battling ovarian cancer. Sriani's friend Selvarani thinks that Sue's daughters had been with her. May she rest in peace. Please see Sriani's e-mail below. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Sriani Basnayake<email@example.com> Date: 17 July 2018 at 21:50 Subject: RE: Sue Ratnavel - sad news To: Lucky Abey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lucky, I think the Selvarani mentioned in Aru’s e-mail, is Selvarani Sinnatamby, (sister of Dr Chummy Sinnatamby) who was in the same class as Sue, Arundathy and myself, at Ladies College.
the batch from Peradeniya **Joined the
batch from UK
It's that time of the year when we make preparations to flock to the venue (Bentota this year) for the Annual Get-together of the Colombo Medical School Alumni Association (CoMSAA) to be held on 8th and 9th September 2018 (please see flyer below and details of making reservations).
Mangala and I will be leaving for the US this evening. That doesn't mean that the blog will come to a standstill. Please keep sending in your contributions and from wherever I am, I will try to post them as I usually do. We will be in California from 16 to 20 May and it is only on those few days that I am not sure whether I will have access to a computer. Rest of the time, we will be with our daughter in Virginia Beach, VA where it will be business as usual. We'll be back on June 1st.
With the sole intention of improving our blog, some changes have been made. "Latest News" (see horizontal column at the top) which hitherto carried some items pertaining to the 2017 Batch Reunion has been completely revamped and updated. It now carries the latest revised list of members of the batch who have passed away. 2017 Reunion news have been moved to "Archive" which is also new. Thus, we now have a home page followed by Latest News, Useful Links and Archive. As always, Mahendra Gonsalkorale (Speedy to me and to most of us) has helped me in making these changes. I acknowledge his input and thank him immensely for helping me run this blog.