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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

A Sri Lankan Born Doctor Succumbed To COVID - 19 In London

London, 08 April, (

A doctor who specialized in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for coronavirus. Anton Sebastianpillai, 75, who had a long association with Kingston Hospital, London, died on Saturday after spending four days in intensive care.

He is believed to be the 13th NHS medic to die after contracting Covid-19. The consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor at the Peradeniya Medical School in Sri Lanka in 1967, worked his last shift on March 20.

A spokeswoman for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of a consultant geriatrician who was part of the team at Kingston Hospital.

‘Dr Anton Sebastianpillai died on Saturday having been cared for in the hospital’s intensive care unit since March 31. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family.

Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey tweeted it was “very sad news” and said he had been “privileged” to meet Dr Sebastianpillai, calling him a “hugely respected” consultant and author.

Dr Sebastianpillai trained at the Peradeniya Medical School in Sri Lanka and qualified in 1967, according to the institution.

In an obituary notice, he was referred to as a “distinguished alumnus” who had authored an illustrated history of Sri Lanka.

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Dr. Anton Sebastianpillai
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