Sad News

S. Sivakumaran MD , FRCP

Dear Aley and friends,

This is the saddest news I’ve heard in a long while. 
Siva was a very dear and  close friend from whom I had learnt a lot about life. How to live life compassionately and with dedication  to the high ideals of our profession. To me, he was a giant among humans. Most of his patients that I referred to him  described him as a God.
I met him and spent over a couple of hours at the Neville Fernando Hospital in April. We talked a lot about life, about death, our country and our profession. He was the same old Siva. Treated me with vegetarian patties and chai tea while dropping pearls of wisdom..
It will be very hard to plan a visit to Sri Lanka where I will not be able to hear his voice at the other end of the telephone saying ” so when did you come? What can I do for you?”
Dear Siva, I don’t know where you are now, but I am sure it will be from where you can continue to spread your compassion and wisdom.

14 thoughts on “Sad News”

  1. Dear C.J
    Maharojani and myself are praying for Sivakumaran’s soul to be with our Almighty God.
    Please convey our heart felt condolences to the members of his family.


  2. I am greatly saddened at the sudden loss of my long time friend, school mate, batchmate & Bloemfontein room mate.
    All of us in the batch knows about his talent, abilities & kindness. He once told me in the late 70’s when I visited him at the Jaffna hospital:- “You fellows have left the country without caring for your people. Never mind, few of us are still here to look after our roots”. He sounded very disappointed.
    I dont have to say no more to point out his patriotism.
    His general & medical knowledge as well as dedicated hard work has been acknowledge by many in the country.
    We will all deeply miss Siva , fondly known to many as SIVAKU.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Seelan & Jean


  3. Sad news indeed. I do remember Siva quite well among our batch mates. Bright , out spoken med . student and dedicated physician.

    Piching and I convey our condolences to all his loved ones.

    Nisantha and Piching


  4. Very sad news about Sivakumaran .
    As a ‘ S Group’ member I was very closely associated with Sivakumaran.
    He was always there to help me to understand the fine print of “The Koch and Bull Story ” of Physiology as I was a bit dumb on this subject .

    If I remember right, I would loan to him, from time to time, my personal copy of Grey’s Anatomy to him, in return for the Koch and Bull Lessons !!
    I am soooo sad now ….hard to describe in words, how I feel at the loss of one of greatest batch maters ..
    My Deepest Sympathies to his family .
    Deepthie .


  5. Knew Siva from our batch and bloem days. Then from General hospital Col Asha central hospital then lastly at Neville Fdo hospital my close buddy.
    I will certainly miss. May he rest in peace


  6. It Is Very sad to hear about his death. I did not meet him after our internships. He was on of the most inetelligent in the batch. He wrote a text book while he was a student.May his soul rest in peace.


  7. It is very sad to hear about the death of Siva. He was one of the brightest member in our batch. I remember in the 3rd MB while I was in the library, he told me he was busy with writing a book. After our graduation I never met him until 2016 in Sri Lanka. He came to see me at the Hotel and we had a vey long chat. He was a dedicated Physician and very well liked by his patients. We are going to miss him.

    My deepest sympathies to his family.


  8. So sad to hear of the loss of a clever, sincere & humble batch mate. I remember the great times we shared during internship at Colombo General when he was doing internship with surgeon Jayasekera. He was full of funny stories and though he was doing surgical internship, his mind was set on medicine and constantly looking for medical conditions misdiagnosed as surgical cases
    May his souls rest in peace


  9. Hi Praxy and Sam
    Thanks for sharing the sad news. Sivaku was the brightest and a quiet acheiver in our “S” group. we have not met him for a while but have contact with his brother Soma who lives in Sydney
    Soma does a lot of charity work in SriLanka
    Pl convey our condolences to his wife
    Satha & Selvi


  10. So sorry to hear the sad news.May his soul Rest In Peace.Please convey our condolences and sympathies to the family. Selvarani and Mahesan Richards


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