Sad news!

It is with much sadness that we announce the demise today of Professor Carlo Fonseka at the age of 86 years. 

He was a renowned Academic, Professor Emeritus of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya and Former President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).  

There will not be a formal funeral as his body was handed over to the Ragama Medical Faculty as per his wishes.

May he attain the supreme bliss of nibbana!

Shared by Deepthie

HI Sam,
Thanks for the post on Dr Carlo Fonseka .

Please be kind enough to post this photo on the web page with the following
text —

The photo taken in Colombo at Zavahir Concert last year, in October – 2018 .
Carlo and Pearly- they are both relatives of mine – from my father’s side,
from the village of Seeduwa , near Negombo .

Zava – it was great that you gave me the opportunity meet with Carlo and
Pearly last year , when they were The Chief Guests at your concert  last
year  . 
He was quite the admirer of you  and your singing and never missed any of
your concerts . You will surely miss him this year at BMICH Concert in
October this year . 

Thanks – Deepthie . 

Carlo at one of my concerts

Shared by Feizal

Carlo’s Final journey

7 thoughts on “Sad news!”

  1. Loss of our dear Professor Fonseka
    The loss of a great soul, fabulous teacher an eminent scientist and an irreplaceable human being.
    May he be blessed with eternal peace.
    Ariya De Silva


  2. Never had the privilage of meeting this great man. Has met many people related to Faculty of Medicine & from regular walks of life, who knew him & has only HIGH PRAISE for him. He contributed to the profession & faculty immensely. Great loss to all of our profession. May he attain Nibbana.



  3. Sad news indeed. I have had the privilege of having spoken to him on a few occasions.

    He was a great teacher , a composer of music and lyrics.

    The world would miss him as a great man.

    May he attain



  4. Nice pic Deepthie.
    I have never met the man but he was a very special and prominent Sri Lankan in many spheres of activity.I remember the time he was actively involved in explaining and demonstrating the physiological basis of “ fire walking “.He was many things to many people, but I remember him most as an LSSP er and a rationalist and more recently as a vocal critic of private medical education.!!( I do not agree with this).
    A good innings by a special Sri Lankan.May his soul RIP.


  5. So saddened to hear the news. Can vaguely remember listening to his lectures. we do not see teachers of such calibre these days
    Satha & Selvi


  6. Prof Carlo Fonseka, did not have the privilege of interacting with him. Followed his demonstration of Fire walking. may his soul rest in peace. A TRUE TEACHER, EVEN AFTER DEATH!! dharma a.


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