Tusevnambi Jayatissa Rajapaksa

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 24 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1274

Former consultant in old age psychiatry St Edward's Hospital, Cheddleton, North Staffordshire (b Sri Lanka 1928; q Colombo 1952; MRCPsych), died from a brain tumour on 22 May 2005.

Raj first came to England in 1950 as a senior house officer in paediatrics in Cambridge, returning to Sri Lanka after two years to continue in general practice. He came back to England in 1965 for postgraduate studies at the Institute of Neurology, London, but his interest in psychological medicine led to a career change to psychiatry. Working as a senior registrar at City General Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, he set up old age psychiatry services for North Staffordshire. In retirement he carried out voluntary work in Sri Lanka. Predeceased by his daughter, he leaves a wife, Chitra; two sons; and three grandchildren.

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