His humaneness went hand in hand with his expertise as a surgeon – PROF C. BARR KUMARAKULASINGHE – by M. Karalasingham BARR  KUMARAKULASINGHE, Prof. Chelvarajan, husband of Nirmalini, father and father-in-law in Melbourne on May 12, 2021 (Contributed) “Heavens themselves blaze forth with comets at the death of a great man or prince.” This quote is appropriate for the recent passing away of Professor Barr Kumarakulasinghe, whom I had known since 1970, when I was involved on a research project with him, Dr Brian Senewiratna and Dr Swaminathan at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Peradeniya on the uptake of Calcium & Sodium in the para-thyroid of pigs. I watched Prof Barr Kumarakulasinghe doing the sutures using his fingers and asked him to teach me which he willingly did.  I went on to teach those skills to veterinary and medical undergraduates in Sydney, Australia. After completing my Diploma in Radiography, Prof Barr was instrumental in my switching ...

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