Sunday, April 22, 2018

Preview of 'History of Medicine in Sri Lanka'

Funeral arrangements for late Dr. Dinil Wickremasuriya


Charith Nanayakkara

7:52 PM (9 hours ago)

to me, Manasara
Dear Philip & Mana
In case you had not received these details, I attach the sad news on the death of another of our batch mates - Dinil.

We are planning to attend.

Please share with our batch mates.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Emaail from Karals


This one's my favorite



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Departed Batch-mates

Collecting data on departed friends.


Nihal Gooneratne

12:08 AM (5 hours ago)

to Manasara, me
Hi Wedi:
             When you say batch of 1960 does it not mean all who entered medical school in 1960. So shouldn’t Gonsaga  be included even if he graduated much later.  On the contrary Rasalingam and Pameswaran Kandiah entered medical before 1960.
Yes, he failed the 2nd MB and fell back. He did finally graduate. I spoke to Sarath Hemachandra  and H.P Gunawardana and they remember him well. Gonsaga was a very low key guy. He sat next to me in the Physiology lecture theater.  I am 100% sure of him. I understand some  may  not be  remembering him because it is well over 55 yrs since we entered medical school. His name should be added to the departed list.

From: Manasara Wedisinghe []
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:03 AM
To: Nihal Gooneratne
Subject: Re: Collecting data on departed friends.

Dear Nihal.
The  information  gathered  so  far  of  Gonsaga  is  that  he  fell  back  and  joined  the  junior  batch  at   third  MB  level.
It  is  not  clear  whether  he finally   qualified  with  others  that  batch ?
However  ,  people  in  1967  batc  do  not  remeber  his  name !
That  is  all  the  info  available.
Bye  for  now.

Obituary - Godfrey Manuel

- Forwarded message ----------
From: LawrenceRatnam
Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 9:09 PM
Subject: Fwd: Obituary
To: LawrenceRatnam
> Subject: Fwd: Obituary
> > 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sati Sati

> Dear Folks
> Godfrey Manuel ( Colombo batch 60) formerly GU physician Cardiff Royal Infirmary passed away in SL this morning.

> He suffered a CVA in Aug 2017 and has been ailing since. He was in a vegetative state when I saw him at Asiri hospital a fortnight ago.

> Funeral arrangements are not known yet. I shall keep you in the loop.

> Subject to the availability of time, I am minded to arrange a floral tribute to the family. If you knew him and wish to join me with a  message please let me know.

> If you think I have missed out anyone please feel free to forward the message.

> May his soul RIP

> God bless

> Ariya

On 13 Apr 2018, at 12:30, Sati Sati wrote:
> Dear Pearl
> The death of the above has been announced. May he RIP.
> He passed away at Asiri hospital this morning in SL having been infirm after a CVA in Aug 2017.
> Arrangements are not known as yet. I believe he was your batch mate 1960? 1962?. He was a resident of Cardiff where he retired having held a Consultant position at the Infirmary.
> I will keep you informed of the developments.
> I do not have Phillip Veerasingam's contact details save for the knowledge that he may be in Avissawella SL.
> Pl keep your folk informed.
> Sati

Obituary Dr Godfrey Manuel
1:42 PM (4 hours ago)
to Sati, Nana, me
Thank you for this. Sorry to hear. Godfrey was in our batch but I haven’t had any contact with him. Phillip’s e-mail address is
Our reunion is in July but it is sad that many of our batch mates are passing away as the day approaches. Hope you are well. Nana not heard from you in awhile. Hope Nana you will be at reunion!
Kind Regards
Dr. P.Hettiaratchy OBE DL FRCPsych


4:31 AM (1 hour ago)

to Pearl, Sati, me
Dear Pearl

Sad news of a  loss of another of our batch mates.
I have not had any contact with him since medical college days, nor did I recollect meeting him in any of our batch reunions.

You may be aware of the death of Dinil Wickremasuriya ( another of our batch mates) few days ago. The cremation is on the 25th (Wednesday ) st Kemnal Park Crematorium BR7 6RR at 3PM.

Sorry that I did not contact you for quite sometime and did not meet you for a long time as well.

Yes I am hoping to be at the ReUnion on the 7th July and I am aware of your attendance as I communicate with Wedi , Philip and Asoka often.



Friday, April 6, 2018

Bird calls, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Video made in our home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka. Philip GV

Click on web-link below with speakers on :-

Bird call -