Brendon Gooneratne

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Brendon Gooneratne (born 28 March 1938) is a Sri Lankan scholar, physician, cricketer and author.[1] He had authored several books and publications.

Educated at Royal College Colombo, Gooneratne gained his MBBS(Hons) from the University of Ceylon, Colombo and went to gained a DAPE from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a PhD from the University of London. He was the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Beit Memorial Fellowship for Medical Research.

After practicing as a physician in the Ceylon Medical Service, he joined the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya in 1965 as a Senior Lecture and in 1971 became the head of the Department of Parasitology. He is the President of Project Jonah.


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