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Surgeons at the Kandy hospital have successfully transplanted the kidneys of a brain dead Tamil youth to two Sinhala youths today, at the request of the deceased boy’s mother.

Surgen P.K. Harischandra of the Kidney Transplant Unit of the Kandy hospital said the transplant was completed successfully and the mother of the Tamil boy has stated that she is happy that two lives were saved. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Sprint Friday, 30 July 2010 08:25 AM

    Did any one of us decide which ethnic, or racial community we should be born into? The fact that we align ourselves on these lines sounds crazy.

    dilmi Friday, 30 July 2010 04:37 AM

    No words to explain your value mom

    Rajitha Friday, 30 July 2010 04:47 AM

    just wow

    GK Friday, 30 July 2010 05:11 AM

    This is great news we heard from a long time.

    Why are we still using "kidneys of a brain dead Tamil youth to two Sinhala youths today," Why cant we say 'kidneys of a brain dead Sri Lankan youth to two Sri Lankan youths today,

    We definitely need total change on our way of thinking......

    THE UNDERTAKER Friday, 30 July 2010 05:12 AM


    Dheen Friday, 30 July 2010 05:15 AM

    The media should give wide publicity to this meritorious deed and make those who are petty minded to realize the fact that blood is red whether it is Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim.

    Wishwa Friday, 30 July 2010 05:17 AM

    Our nation needs more mothers like you.
    You are an example to everyone.

    kesavan Friday, 30 July 2010 05:51 AM

    The media also should take a lead role to educate the sinhalese to make there mind accommodate Tamils as well with equal rights.

    Lakshitha Friday, 30 July 2010 06:06 AM

    caste is correct and cast has some other meaning. anyway humanity goes beyond that. Good move..

    Dilan Friday, 30 July 2010 06:21 AM

    Example to others....

    Rif Friday, 30 July 2010 06:31 AM

    Now she has two children

    Fairose Friday, 30 July 2010 06:35 AM

    It would be a great news, had a Sinhalese mother done the same? I am a mixed breed (Sinhala and muslim parents) therefore I hate communal disharmony created by politicians and priests.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 30 July 2010 06:48 AM

    Communal hatred would be a non-existent thing in Sri Lanka if there are no politicians and fanatic priests.

    krish Friday, 30 July 2010 07:51 AM

    I wanna see a day where all the srilankans say we are proud to be lankans & one mothers child. unity and peace will exist in sri lanka, we will be the role model to the world

    roshan and Liz Wickr Friday, 30 July 2010 04:29 AM

    No one had a choice of being a certain race or caste !1 So why make it a problem.We are ONE NATIOn !!

    Bakamoona Friday, 30 July 2010 09:14 AM

    Thank you mom. If we all can do that, our beloved country will no doubt be the 'Asiyawe Ashcharya'.

    ravi sene Friday, 30 July 2010 09:41 AM

    Direct slap in the face to those who are spreading the hatress towards peace loving Srilankans. We as sons and daughters of mother Lanka hope to hear more such news in near future. Tribute to a true mother. Many tnx DM publishing this.

    RajasH Friday, 30 July 2010 10:22 AM

    Is the euphoria shown here because the donor is a Tamil. If the recepient is Tamil I wonder what the reaction would have been.

    RajasH Friday, 30 July 2010 10:23 AM

    why not you set the example.why are you hesitating?

    spark Friday, 30 July 2010 11:02 AM

    Lets take it the other way around, if the donor was sinhalese then it would be broadcast 24 hours to show how humane the sinhalese community are.

    petiya Friday, 30 July 2010 11:10 AM

    Afterall, we are all Sri Lankans!

    RajasH Friday, 30 July 2010 11:13 AM

    thanks for clarifying, thats what I meant a Sinhala donor to a Tamil recepient.

    Practical Friday, 30 July 2010 11:32 AM

    Also may God Bless the son.

    Arquib Friday, 30 July 2010 11:39 AM

    Nice Article and even better comments :) !!

    Maria Monday, 16 August 2010 04:38 AM

    Yes, but why does ethnicity have to even be mentioned????? Does it matter. The highlight should be on the surgeon saving kids lives, not what ethnic group the kids belong to...

    pj Friday, 30 July 2010 12:28 AM

    The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
    We are proud of you Mother..Let your son rest in peace.!!

    marlon Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:56 PM

    Hip, hip, hurrah!

    Kishan Dissanayake Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:06 PM

    Shouldn't this be "caste" instead of "cast"?

    sampath Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:08 PM

    Heart warming. Nice to hear this kind of news!

    hotmail.lanka Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:09 PM

    I'm still dreaming of a day when names will be used, instead of ethnicity!

    Archunan Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:29 PM

    Wow! What a great mom!

    ST Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:44 PM

    How nice it would be, if we really could live together peacefully!

    nizam Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:45 PM

    The reason for your happiness, is the absence of petty politicians!

    taba Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:55 PM

    GOD bless this mother!

    Powerless Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:24 PM

    Individuals, whether Tamil or Sinhalese, by nature, are good!

    vani Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:28 PM

    It will only happen if we wipe out politicians and war criminals from this country. They divide the people and robbed our wealth

    Kamalan Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:57 PM

    Good pick up Kishan... over to you DM...
    On a different note... Great news and a great deed...!!!

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:37 PM

    Way to Go ! Well done Amma !

    pj Friday, 30 July 2010 12:09 AM

    Guys......happy to hear this news but.never come to Wellawatte,for you shall be asked to register your names with the Police for carrying the kidneys of a Tamil..!!

    Rahmathullah Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:38 PM

    I am employed abroad. Here, Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims all live together as Sri Lankans, like brothers of one family.

    Faqi Friday, 30 July 2010 12:30 AM

    This may be a new phenomena in Sri Lanka, but it has been going on for a long time in advanced countries; where human organs belonging to different ethnicities have been transplanted.

    RIYADH Friday, 30 July 2010 12:55 AM

    All should follows what this mother has done all are equel what ever race religion... we Salute you Madam

    Farook Friday, 30 July 2010 01:22 AM

    No racial bargaining. That is why there is peace.

    Bandara Friday, 30 July 2010 01:35 AM

    Hats off to you mother ! Great news !

    dinesh Friday, 30 July 2010 01:46 AM

    Do not worry guys ...we all will live together very soon

    Thushi Friday, 30 July 2010 03:20 AM

    All are Sri Lankans!

    Hemal Friday, 30 July 2010 03:21 AM

    You are a great mother.
    Thank you mom.
    May your son be happy where ever he is.
    He has given life to two.
    May god bless you all.

    Rajapaksa Friday, 30 July 2010 03:31 AM

    Yes, she is an example to all the sinhalese, tamils and muslims who are absorbed in hatred and misconceptions.

    Kalu Malli Friday, 30 July 2010 03:55 AM

    All humans have the same biological structure... There isn't sinhala blood, tamil blood, muslim blood,etc..... This is a good example.. All these ethnic problems are artificial.. we must understand this simple fact

    Mohamed Shafraz Friday, 30 July 2010 04:01 AM

    Showed her humanity in practical, grate Job!

    Saradial Friday, 30 July 2010 04:02 AM

    Humanity doesn't have ethnicity!

    Ossan Salam - Qatar Friday, 30 July 2010 04:17 AM

    Humanity has no barriers and the country require more moms as the mother of deceased!!!

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