This page is dedicated to the Peradeniya Medical School Alumni who have passed away.

If any member find about the death of any of our medical school's alumni, please bring it to our notice. Please also send us a brief obituary (up to100 words).
Mr Ponampalam Kumaranayakan FRCOG – 1962 batch

Mr Kumaranayakan was a graduate of the first batch (1962) Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya and was a retired Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex UK sadly passed away peacefully at home in Hertfordshire. His cremation took place on 24 March 2020 at Parndon Crematorium, Harlow, Essex.

He had been an ardent supporter of PeMSAA-UK. We would like to offer our heartfelt Condolences to his wife Wiji, sons and their families.
Dr Sivananthan graduated from the Peradeniya Medical Faculty in 1968 and worked as a Consultant Radiologist in Colchester, Essex, until his retirement. He passed away after a brief illness on 26 March 2020.

PeMSAA-UK would like to offer our sincere condolences to his wife Chandra, his daughter Anjana, son in law Hasita and his grandchildren Darshan and Haran.
But all the pleasure that I find; Is to maintain a quiet mind.
My wealth is health and perfect ease; My conscience clear my choice defence;
I neither seek by bribes to please, Nor by deceit to breed offence.
Thus do I live, thus will I die; Would all did so as well as I!

By Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607)
Dr Nadarajah Sivananthan - 1963 batch
An Internal Medicine Physician at Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton, California USA, sadly passed away on 16th April 2020 after ill health in California.

PeMSAA-UK would like to offer our deepest heartfelt condolences to her loving family and friends.
Dr Lalithambigai (Lali) Thambiaiyah (nee Kathirgamalingam) MBBS MD - 1977 Batch
He was one of the leaders in the history of Sri Lankan Urology in the formation of Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons (SLAUS) in December 1999. Under his editorship, Sri Lanka Journal of Urology (SLJU) has opened a golden path to urological research and publication of Sri Lanka. His final rites were conducted on 14th March at Borella Cemetery.

PeMSAA-UK would like to offer our profound heartfelt condolences to his loving family and friends
Dr S A S Goonewardena MBBS, MS, FRCS, DUrol. - 1977 Batch
Senior Consultant Urologist, The National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Dr Sinnathurai Balasanthiran -1962 Batch
Retired General Practitioner, Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Bala’ peacefully passed away on the 20th April 2020 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
He was an utterly devoted husband, father, grandfather & brother. Due to the current situation, a small private ceremony will be held on 5th May with a larger memorial and celebration when able.

Contact: Instead of flowers, please send donations via justgiving to ‘Ambal temple’ a place close to his heart: .

PeMSAA-UK would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Bala’s loving wife, family and friends.
Dr Shanthi Chellappah FDSRCS - 1963 Dental Batch
She was a retired Oral and Maxillary Surgeon - Associate Specialist at Northwick Park hospital and at Basildon Group of Hospitals.

Sadly passed away peacefully after a short illness on 29th March 2020.

PeMSAA-UK would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to her loving husband Dr Mandalanayagam Chellappah, her family and friends