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Respiratory physician

Christopher Gunapala Uragoda, Sri Lankan respiratory physician. Recipient Guinness award Commonwealth Science Council, 1980, Peter Pillai award Peter Pillai Foundation, 1981; World Health Organization grantee, 1981-1988.

Background

Uragoda, Christopher Gunapala was born on September 22, 1928 in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Son of Francis and Lena (Weerasinghe) University.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Ceylon, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, University Ceylon, 1963.

Career

House officer General Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1953-1959. Physician Chest Clinic, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1962-1973. Physician in charge Center Chest Clinic, Colombo, 1973-1988.

Physician Chest Hospital, Welisera, Sri Lanka, since 1988. Lecturer, examiner University Ceylon, University Colombo, since 1964. Member expert panel on tuberculosis World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1973.

Temporary advisor World Health Organization, New Delhi, Alexandria, Morgantown, Geneva, 1981-1983. Consultant, Tameside General Hospital, Lancashire, England, 1977-1978.

Membership

Fellow Royal College Physicians (member through distiction faculty of Occupational Medicine 1985), American College Chest Physicians. Member Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (president since 1986), Ceylon National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (president since 1988), Asthma Society Sri Lanka (president 1988-1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Camping in the jungle, collecting books on sri lanka.

Connections

Married Padmawathy Rambukpota, December 26, 1958. Children: Lalith, Dianthi, Neluka, Dishana.

father:
Francis University

mother:
Lena (Weerasinghe) University

spouse:
Padmawathy Rambukpota

children:
Lalith Uragoda

Dianthi Uragoda

Neluka Uragoda

Dishana Uragoda