Dr. Geethanjana Mendis passes away

2012-07-08 05:11:25

Prominent Neuro Physician, Dr. Geethanjana Mendis , who headed the Sports Ministry Medicine Unit of for several years passed away this morning. He had been suffering from a heart ailment and passed away at a private hospital in Colombo, hospital sources said.

Dr. Mendis was the former chairman of the Sri Lanka National Anti Doping Organisation (NADO), Chairman of Medicina Alternativa (MA) as well as the head of the sports medical unit of the Sports Ministry.

  Comments - 34

  • Sudarshana Sunday, 8 July 2012 05:45

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Reply : 15       59

    Porak Sunday, 8 July 2012 05:52

    Our sports doc. Condolences..

    Reply : 16       44

    sxhabeeb Sunday, 8 July 2012 06:34

    an icon with humanity..... we miss you. but will not forget you.. RIP

    Reply : 18       43

    H.Samarasinghe Sunday, 8 July 2012 06:39

    Big loss to Sri Lanka. Good doctor, respectable human being1

    Reply : 20       48

    Apsara Sunday, 8 July 2012 07:20

    Possessed rare human qualities. Most of other doctors require to learn lot from him. We miss you Sir.


    Reply : 28       36

    S. Muthukumarana Sunday, 8 July 2012 07:36

    A very sad news. I am shocked. He was a great doctor. He treated my severe back problem. He is a god to me. More than that he is a good human being. What a lose to the country. Why do these kind of people have to go? Sad sad day!

    Reply : 14       48

    Leslie Sunday, 8 July 2012 10:31

    I have not met him personally but, have heard a lot of good being spoken of Dr. Mendis at all the forums I have attended locally and overseas. May his sould rest in peace.

    Reply : 11       21

    s.m.Hafeel Sunday, 8 July 2012 10:39

    My condolence

    Reply : 9       20

    Bagalawathie Sunday, 8 July 2012 12:36

    Very sad news. Exemplary character. May his soul RIP.

    Reply : 11       20

    Shanaka Sunday, 8 July 2012 12:40

    Very kind understanding Dr. always with a smile to make you feel at ease when you visit him,we will miss him sadly ...

    Reply : 8       22

    suhail Sunday, 8 July 2012 12:43

    My sincere sympathy & warmest condolences

    Reply : 10       19

    Chalana Sunday, 8 July 2012 14:17

    A great personality. Our deepest sympathies. May He attain Nibbana.

    Reply : 9       20

    Ravindra Sunday, 8 July 2012 15:33

    Sir, I am living because of you. I pray you be attained Nibbana at soonest possible.

    Reply : 6       20

    DHA Sunday, 8 July 2012 15:44

    So sad.....Rest in peace.....

    Reply : 6       13

    Jayantha Jayamanne Sunday, 8 July 2012 16:06

    We will never find a substitue to replace Late Dr. G. Mendis. You saved somany lives, May your soul rest in peace with Jesus.

    Reply : 10       15

    Godagampala Rohana Sunday, 8 July 2012 16:09

    We, SriLankans should bow unto you for your great services rnever to be measured. We bow and respect you Sir.

    Reply : 7       18

    Gamini Udagepola Sunday, 8 July 2012 23:04

    RIP, (V shocking news.)

    Reply : 5       6

    WMS Sunday, 8 July 2012 23:20

    May you attain nibbana

    Reply : 6       4

    Janaki Kalansuriya Monday, 9 July 2012 00:42

    I am sad at the loss of a human life. But, he was up to a lot of mischief. If he had any sense at all, he would never have nominated a scoundrel like Mervyn Silva for a doctorate. As head of the Sports Medicine unit, he also allowed unqualified (with only six months training in acupuncture) persons operate a medical practitioners in the sports ministry. This is what I have heard.

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    S. Muthukumarana Wednesday, 11 July 2012 04:33

    Janaki, I do not know what sort of a human being are you to talk bad like this about a deceased person (actually this goes to you and other people like Raja, Asoka abeywardana and Sapumal Bandara too) . What is more funny is that you ending yr statement saying “this is what I heard”. If you can bad mouth a person b’cos of something you “heard”, I think it shows what sort of a human being you are. And on the other hand, look at the comments that other people have given. They praise him not because of something they “heard”, but because of their own experience. He was a life saver and a pain reliever.He gave hope to uncountable number of people. I really don’t care who he gave doctorates to or how much money he made. What matters to me is the service he provided to mankind with his talents and knowledge. He was a god to many. I am sure if yourself or one of your loved once had to go to him as a patient and got his service (and with that, hope to live), you will not badmouth him.

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    sam Monday, 9 July 2012 01:48

    Thank God for what we receved through him May he rest in peace

    Reply : 6       7

    Lankan Monday, 9 July 2012 02:06

    We lost our national wealth in the health department.

    Reply : 8       7

    hindu Monday, 9 July 2012 03:09

    May his Soul rest in peace.

    Reply : 6       5

    Dee Monday, 9 July 2012 03:11

    May you attain nibbana.

    Reply : 6       5

    gamage Monday, 9 July 2012 03:29

    We lost a very good doctor. May you attain Nibbana

    Reply : 7       5

    Bushel Monday, 9 July 2012 04:14

    You were so nice to people. What's more..
    Definitely you will be re born in Haven.

    Reply : 9       6

    Al Rasa Monday, 9 July 2012 04:17

    He did a good job for the sports ministry

    Reply : 9       6

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 9 July 2012 04:35

    He was a good and a very popular Doctor with a flourishing private practice.

    He had an equally bad reputation as a man who made money at any cost.

    Reply : 5       9

    Apsara Monday, 9 July 2012 05:01

    Janaki, please cultivate yourself to speak good of a deceased person.


    Reply : 12       6

    asoka abeywardena Monday, 9 July 2012 05:06

    Dr. Mendis passed away and Dr. Silva stays...

    Reply : 3       12

    Naufer Monday, 9 July 2012 05:36

    Our deepest condolences !

    Reply : 6       4

    raja Monday, 9 July 2012 08:05

    May he get enough wisdom in his next life while dwelling in hell to not to do wrong things He did in this life!

    Reply : 5       5

    ifthikar lafir Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:25

    Eminent people passing off suddenly I smell something .....

    Reply : 0       1

    chaminri Saturday, 4 August 2012 10:58

    Raja and Sapumal, people like you should watch your step. Rettribution is by no way slow but very sure.


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