PERADENIYA THROUGH TIMES: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 7

Abstract

Prof. Arjuna Aluwihare, after Trinity College, Kandy obtained his bachelor’s degree in the Natural Sciences and Biochemistry from King’s College, Cambridge, UK in 1960, and MBBChir(Cantab) and MRCS&LRCP at the London Hospital in 1963. Right after, he came to Sri Lanka for his internship. He left again for England and did his Final Fellowship of the Royal Colleges in 1966 (FRCS). He then conducted research at the College and St. Marks Hospital, and got the Cambridge Master of Surgery (MChir) in 1970. He joinined the University of Peradeniya in 1971 as a young Consultant, and was a key fgure in the Faculty, the building of the Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya, and in many roles in the University (including serving as the Vice Chancellor), UGC (including being Chairman), and senior roles in other bodies. Prof. Aluwihare retired from the university in 2004, but retained various links. He is very grateful for the role his parents and helpful and supportive wife and children, and many Sri Lankan colleagues played in making whatever he did possible. This interview was conducted by Mr. Shanti Nandana Wijesinghe of the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, revisiting the journey of the University from the perspective of someone who has been involved in it from a very early stage in life.

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Prof. Arjuna Aluwihare

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Prof. Arjuna Aluwihare (2017). PERADENIYA THROUGH TIMES: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE. Social Affairs, 1(7), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31439