Obituary Notice – Dr. Kanagaratnam Sivanesan, MBBS (Peradeniya), MD (USA)

Dr. Kanagaratnam Sivanesan, MBBS (Peradeniya), MD (USA), a committed teacher and compassionate clinician in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna passed away on 08 October 2016. He has joined the Department of medicine in 1992 and provided his dedicated service to the University of Jaffna and to the society. Beloved son of late Mr. Sinnaththurai Kangaratnam and Mrs. Rajeswary leaves behind his wife Mrs. S. Jeyagowry and his son Mr. S. Sivaram.

Dr.Sivanesan joined the Department of Medicine in November 1992 and was made a permanent Lecturer in the same month. His duties in the department are as Consultant Physician for the University Medical wards and clinics in the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. He shares the responsibility of teaching medicine to the final year medical students.

In addition to this he also accepted the extra duty of being a lecturer in Pharmacology as the department had not had a lecturer since 1990. In both subjects he has served examiner. Again due to lack of staff he has been acting head for the Pediatrics. For many years he has been the clinical Coordinator which is a key and very responsible position in the faculty.

He was appointed as the Acting Head Department of Medicine on 01.01.2003

Over the years he has carried out these many responsibilities diligently, professionally. He has more than amply demonstrated his commitment to the students and to the faculty also. He has given his valuable service at a timer of serious shortage of staff in many of the departments in the faculty which is a result of the chronic and ongoing conflict in this country. He obtained his medical degree in the USA and the qualification of MD from that country.

His remains will be kept at the main lobby of the Faculty of Medicine on 10 October 2016 from 2.00 PM for staff and students of the University to pay their last respect.

University of Jaffna.
Sri Lanka.