• Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Tributes to Sri Lankan doctor killed in Oxford Street collision

Mental health expert: Chesmal Siriwardhana

By: Rithika Siddhartha

TRIBUTES have been paid to an accomplished Sri Lankan doctor who was killed at Oxford Street in central London following a collision with a bus on April 9. Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, 38, was an associate professor in the department of population health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He was working on global mental health, having joined the school in 2016. In a statement, Peter Piot, director of the school, said: “Chesmal was a deeply valued friend, colleague and mentor. “Both his teaching and research were of the highest quality. “His work on armed conflict, migration and…

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