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Cardiothoracic surgeon

Samuel Jeyaraja Stephen, Sri Lankan cardiothoracic surgeon. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award President Sri Lanka, 1987.

Background

Stephen, Samuel Jeyaraja was born on June 17, 1929 in Udugama, Galle, Sri Lanka. Son of Thambipillai Rasiah and Grace Thangaratnam (Samuel) Stephen.

Education

Graduate, University London, 1947. Graduate, University Ceylon, 1955.

Career

Resident Health Services Clinic, Colombo, 1955-1960. Surgeon Thoracic Unit, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1963-1967, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, 1968-1970, General Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka, since 1971. Teacher, examiner in anatomy, surgery and chest diseases Postgraduate Medical School University Colombo, since 1974.

Hunterian professor Royal College Surgeons, London, 1987.

Religion

The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Fellow American College Cardiologists, Royal College Surgeons, Ceylon College Physicians (honorary), Sri Lanka College Surgeons (president since 1988), College Chest Physicians, International Biographical Association. Member Sri Lanka Medical Association, Gastroenterological Society (member council 1987). Lodges: Lions (host), Bonnie Doon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, wild life.

Connections

Married Benitta Eugene Ferdinand, October 25, 1967. Children: Marie Priyanthie, Raviraj Ferdinand.

father:
Thambipillai Rasiah Stephen

mother:
Grace Thangaratnam (Samuel) Stephen

spouse:
Benitta Eugene Ferdinand

children:
Marie Priyanthie Stephen

Raviraj Ferdinand Stephen