Who is Lakdasa Dissanayake?
His father was S. A. Dissanayake, former Inspector-General of Police, Ceylon. Educated at the prestigiouss Royal College Colombo where he played rugby union. He played as fly half at the Bradby Shield Encounter, Dissanayake entered University of Ceylon to study medicine. Graduating with the MBBS he later gained a Master of Surgery in addition to Fellowship of the College of Surgeons to specialize as a Surgeon. Dissanayake went on to gain Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of both England and Edinburgh.
Dr Dissanayake, joined the Ceylon Medical Service as a medical officer and later joined the Royal Ceylon Volunteer Naval Force as a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Medical Branch. He drowned in Bentota attempting to rescue a friend’s son who was being carried away by a current.
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