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Nugegoda will miss beloved family doc with a magic touch

Dr. D. W. (Shelton) Jayasinghe

Dr. Shelton Jayasinghe, one of Nugegoda’s best-known family physicians, was called to his rest on May 13, 2009.

He was a doctor par excellence. He started practice at his clinic on High Level Road, Nugegoda, where he received patients of all ages and from different walks of life. He would spend a lot of time with his patients. His ever-present smile and his conversation was a healing experience. His patients prized his magic touch.

Dr. Shelton was our family doctor for many years. He attended to my grandmother, my mother, my children and myself.

A keen golfer, he was for many years captain of the Royal Ceylon Golf Club. He also loved his flowers. He had one of the best gardens in Nugegoda. In his last years of practice he served his patients at Gangodawila, Nugegoda. He worked to the end. He treated many patients free, giving both free advice and free medicines.

The people of Nugegoda will miss him dealy. He leaves behind his beloved wife Mallika and his four daughters. Dr. Shelton was a great doctor, an exemplary family man, and a gem of a human being.

He lived his life well,
He served his people well,
He has done his profession proud
He has now gone to his maker.

We will all miss him so much.
May he attain Nibbana.

Johanne de Zilwa

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