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Dr. Harischandra passes away

1 March 2013 04:31 am - 59     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. D.V.J. Harischandra passed away this morning at the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital where he was admitted following a heart attack, hospital sources said.

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  • Ruhunuhewa Friday, 01 March 2013 07:13 AM

    Once I met hm when I was in school to write a letter to a magazine. He is a great Psychiatrist with good human qualities. Dr Harischandra is really a DOCTOR.

    chandrakumar Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:44 AM

    A gem of a man. A true son of SriLanka. May you attain Nibbana,

    Burul Monday, 04 March 2013 05:01 AM

    Excellent one.
    It is a very sad loss above all.

    Burul Friday, 01 March 2013 07:25 AM

    ANTON you are a fool.
    1) He was a psychiatrist and not a cardiologist.
    2) Even the best doctor on earth could have a heart attack and die.
    3) Do you expect a doctor to live for ever, you idiot ?
    4) Don't be disrespectful to a person who has just passed away.

    Former student Friday, 01 March 2013 11:27 AM

    RIP my dearest sir! I rank him, next to NASA scientist late Prof.Siril Ponnapperuma, who is another great product of St.Aloysius' College, Galle.

    Burul Monday, 04 March 2013 05:03 AM

    Ameer, it is great to have people like you amongst us.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 March 2013 07:24 AM

    A Great Human Being. God Bless His Soul. RIP

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 March 2013 07:28 AM

    TNL Has Lost A Good Personality. I Never Missed His programs. Humble Person. God Bless Him.

    kamran Friday, 01 March 2013 07:38 AM

    From what planet have you descended to earth!!!

    mathruboomi Friday, 01 March 2013 11:47 AM


    Dr Rayes Friday, 01 March 2013 11:47 AM

    I was one of the fortunate medical student to learn psychiatry from him 20 years ago in Karapitiya hospital. More than a psychiatrist he was a nice human being. Never in my life I have seen a consultant while teaching medical students treating them with tea everyday half way through teaching, I was one of those lucky student.
    As a student of him I not only learned psychiatry and hypnotism and more importantly he taught us how to be a nice doctor He showed great empathy and was very kind with his patients. He was the most friendly consultant a student could approach without hesitation. Ego of being a consultant did not distance students from him and he was a father figure for us. I missed him ever since I left his ward in 1992.
    My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

    Christian Friday, 01 March 2013 07:45 AM

    Good work...we are proud

    ANNTON Friday, 01 March 2013 11:47 AM


    Anil Friday, 01 March 2013 07:53 AM

    RIP for wonderful person who lived a useful life for himself and for others.

    Sanathdeva Murutenge Friday, 01 March 2013 03:02 PM

    A humble and down to earth gentleman with diverse endowments. His sudden demise has created a vacuum in the forum of public awareness programs.

    AUJ Friday, 01 March 2013 12:07 PM

    A Great Gentleman & a Great Psychiatric, my village mate from Mihiripenna , my train mate fro0m Talpe to Galle and my College mate at St.Aloysius" ,you were my mentor ( though few years junior to me) and was a tower of strength to me.
    Dear Good Doctor may your samsaric journey be short but has a stint to be with us again before you attain Nirvana.

    ameer Friday, 01 March 2013 03:11 PM


    Raj Friday, 01 March 2013 08:01 AM

    Sir, May you attain Nibbana

    HemalathaWe Kodagoda Friday, 01 March 2013 03:25 PM

    You great pshycatrist,May you attain nibbana!

    ANTON Friday, 01 March 2013 08:04 AM

    Whatever of his doctorate he is MBBS qualified, do you know the meaning of MBBS ?

    nga Buddhika Palanga Friday, 01 March 2013 03:36 PM

    Hard to believe this Sir...No words to express our Sadness...You are always Rembered,,,,,what a great lost....

    ChickenParippu Friday, 01 March 2013 08:26 AM

    someone said he's mahindian now u say he is from some other school. Typical Sri Lankan mentality always trying to attach a school to a famous person

    shaun Friday, 01 March 2013 08:33 AM

    sir,you made me understand what life is.may u rest in peace sir.

    Muthu Friday, 01 March 2013 08:35 AM

    We lost a good psychiatrist..

    Silas Friday, 01 March 2013 08:36 AM

    A true humble gentleman with good values. RIP sir!

    ANTON Friday, 01 March 2013 05:15 AM


    Widya Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    You helped us to understand some spiritual things by using your professional practical understandings from 'anduren eliyata' tv program. You showed your support to Ven. Gangodawila Soma Himi when it needed. You have done your best for the nation.

    May you attain Nibbana! via DM Android App

    klk Friday, 01 March 2013 05:22 AM

    Sir, may you attain Nibbana!

    Lal Wijayawardhana Friday, 01 March 2013 05:23 AM

    Very sad news.

    May he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana.

    Lal Wijayawardhana

    Tube Light Friday, 01 March 2013 05:22 AM

    A good doctor who realized that Buddhist psychology is far more superior than Western psychology and psychiatry.
    May he attain nirvana.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 01 March 2013 05:38 AM

    He has been a great physician.

    Ramzeel Friday, 01 March 2013 05:46 AM

    Sri Lanka has lost an eminent Psychiatrist. Ohuta Niwan Suwa Pathuma.

    Myya Friday, 01 March 2013 05:48 AM

    RIP SIr......!!!!!

    fahrudeen Sunday, 03 March 2013 12:00 AM

    one of gem quality man v lost him.true human being via DM Android App

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 01 March 2013 09:48 AM

    People come and people go, but few remain in our minds. Dr Harischandra will remain for long with us for his yeomen services for mother Lanka.

    Lalith J. Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:08 AM

    People come and people go, but few remain in our minds. Dr Harischandra will remain for long with us for his yeomen services for mother Lanka.

    Nate Friday, 01 March 2013 09:57 AM

    Anton's comment reiterates the gravity of Dr Harischandra's loss. Because Dr Harischandra would've been the best person to cure Anton.

    hasee Friday, 01 March 2013 09:59 AM

    iliyas is correct. he is an old aloysian.

    bushel Friday, 01 March 2013 10:01 AM

    Anton, Do u know who is Dr. Chris Bernard?

    I Know what is M.B.B.S very well.
    U r a fool..and an idiot
    u should know when the time come no one can stop.
    Dr. Harischandra knew very well what is death and made effort to explain to the public.
    May he attain Nibbana

    Sonali De Silva Friday, 01 March 2013 06:14 AM

    Nobody lives for ever. Just because they are doctors does not mean they are Gods. We all will die one day. Nobody knows how and when. His time had come to go and no doctor could have saved him. We all wish we would die of a heart attack. I think we should accumulate a lot of merit to die the way he did. More than a good doctor he was a humble man.

    Sunny Friday, 01 March 2013 10:04 AM

    We salute you Sir,,!!! a Great Aloysian from Galle!!

    Sampath Friday, 01 March 2013 06:10 AM

    A very nice person and a humble human being who is an old Mahindian from Galle. May he rest in Peace.

    R.H.S.Samaratunga Friday, 01 March 2013 10:01 AM

    May he attain the suprime blis of Nibbana

    HazTeacher Friday, 01 March 2013 06:25 AM

    A great man, he will be sadly missed by all the people he helped through their dark days. May he rest in peace.

    ramkumar Friday, 01 March 2013 06:21 AM

    Very nice person. As a doctor who explained to the public by media (TV) by the simple way of all Psychiatrist issues.

    Lee Friday, 01 March 2013 10:23 AM

    What a time to loose a psychiatrist when the country is full of psychopaths!!

    ROZANA DAVY Friday, 01 March 2013 06:21 AM

    RIP SIR i love all your programmes

    D.P.liyanage Friday, 01 March 2013 06:33 AM

    Do you think all types of heart attacks can be treated for ensure patient survival.

    p. bandara Friday, 01 March 2013 10:41 AM

    nation lost such a good gentleman as well as a good doctor . he may attain Nibbana..

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 01 March 2013 10:38 AM

    Great personality; we learnt a lot listening to your explanations & observations participating in “Doramadalawa” ITN programme. May your samsaric journey be shortened; may you attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana soon.

    It’s a pity that even in a news item of a death of a most eminent personality some choose to argue & make psychotics comment in the most inhuman way. Hate commenting seems the order of the day.

    Gune Friday, 01 March 2013 10:53 AM

    May he attain Nibbana.
    Loss for the country and the nation.

    Wasantha Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:08 AM

    It is so sad, we lost you at a time, the country needs more people like you.May you attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.

    Wasantha Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:15 AM

    It is so sad, we lost you at a time the country needs more people like you. May you attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.

    iliyas Friday, 01 March 2013 06:57 AM

    yet another proud product of ST. ALOYSIUS' COLLEGE, galle.

    Baron Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:32 AM

    A true and patriot Doctor from Galle, I think he got his basic education at St. Aloysius Galle and later higher studies at Mahinda College, Galle. May his soul RIP.

    Burul Monday, 04 March 2013 04:56 AM

    Shaun, I admire your comment. That applies to most of us.

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