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Dr.Dinesha Goonewardene Working as a Psychiatrist in Melbourne, but still very much a Sri Lankan at heart

5 September 2023 02:27 pm

Dr. Dinesha Goonewardene specialising as a doctor in psychiatry in Melbourne, Australia talks to Lanka Woman about her life as a doctor, wife and mom Down Under. 

Words - Indika Madapatha Sellahewa
Photos - Jagath Dharmakeerthi

“I sometimes even forget that I live out of Sri Lanka. There are so many Sri Lankans living in Melbourne. In the hospital where I work, so many of us doctors are Sri Lankan, and most wards have many Sri Lankan nurses too. Even when I go shopping, I could always hear someone speaking in Sinhalese.”

How do you feel about being featured in Lanka Woman again after twenty years?

I am actually very excited. Twenty years ago, when I was first asked to be on the cover page of Lanka Woman I was just out of Medical School. Those days I used to travel to Avissawella Base Hospital where we were doing a pre-intern placement. I still remember seeing myself on the Lanka Woman hanging in front of most of the retail shops when I was traveling to the hospital and back. 

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