Peradeniya Medical School Aumni Association - United Kingdom
A Tribute to
Dr Anton Sebastianpillai
Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association of UK (PeMSAA-UK) Executive Committee and the association’s members are profoundly saddened by the loss of one of our alumnus Dr Anton Sebastianpillai who volunteered to work with COVID19 patients in the frontline at Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey UK where he unfortunately contracted the illness.
Dr Sebastianpillai, was a retired Consultant Physician, but decided to go back from retirement following the call for volunteers from UK General Medical Council (GMC) to assist in the current unprecedented COVID19 crisis. It is a testament for his dedication and commitment for caring for people that he put himself selflessly in the frontline caring for these gravely ill patients.
In addition to his illustrious career in Medicine Dr Sebastianpillai had been an avid collector of rare and antique religious bronzes, figurines, books, stamps and coins personally researched with passion and expertise acquiring through decades of collector’s experience.
He has also authored many sought after books such as “A Dictionary of the History of Medicine”, “The Illustrated History of Sri Lanka”, “Dates in Medicine” and a few more.
Dr Sebastianpillai was a man of many interests and talents yet a modest and humble human being. He was a great supporter of PeMSAA-UK and we will miss his support and presence during the future events.
His demise would be missed not only by his close loving family but also the medical professionals and many more around the globe.
PeMSAA-UK would like to extend our sincere condolences to his wife Vasantha and children.
Dr Krish T Radhakrishnan