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physician

Esther Rukmani Amarasekera, Sri Lankan physician. World Health Organization fellow, 1973-1974; Japan International Cooperation Agency scholar, Japan, 1984.

Background

Amarasekera, Esther Rukmani was born on October 10, 1938 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Daughter of Jacob Chelliah Arumlampalam and Grace Ariamani Sanders.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 1962. DTPH, School Hygiene and Trop. Medical, London, 1974.

Career

House officer, Ministry of Health, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1962-1967; medical officer of health, Ministry of Health, Badulla and Wattegama, Sri Lanka, 1967-1973; maternal and child health physician, Ministry of Health, Kegalle, Sri Lanka, 1973-1974; estates physician, Ministry of Health, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1975-1978; chief physician, Municipal Council, Kandy, 1978-1990; deputy chief physician, Municipal Council, Colombo, 1990-1993; project manager, World Health Organization/HEDIP, Colombo, 1993-1996; medical consultant, Family Rehabilitation Center, Sri Lanka, since 1996. Assistant secretary Sri. Lanka Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception, Kandy,1984-1986.

Vice president Seva Vanitha Women's Organisation, 1981-1989. Member governing board Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Kandy, 1984-1989. Member committee Vocational Training Institute, Kandy, 1982-1989.

Part-time project director United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and World Health Organization/HEDIP, 1996-1997.

Membership

Organizer Young Women's Christian Organization, 1982. Facilitator Mothers Union, 1983—1989. Participant church-community level activities, 1980—1988.

Facilitator church-st. children's program, 1984—1989. Member Community Medicine Association, Family Planning Association, Sri Lanka Federation University Women (life), Sri Lanka Medical Association, Women in Public Health Network-Sri Lanka (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: athletics and netball, church activities, prayer groups, visiting the needy, fund raising campaigns.

Connections

Married Nanda Amarasekera, August 2, 1967. Children: Hiranya Senani, Dinesh Sanjeewa.

father:
Jacob Chelliah Arumlampalam

mother:
Grace Ariamani Sanders

spouse:
Nanda Amarasekera

children:
Dinesh Sanjeewa Amarasekera

Hiranya Senani Amarasekera