Dr Ben Dayaratne appointed Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Darwin
March 14, 2018
Sri Lanka has appointed Dr Ruhunage Don Bennet Dayaratne (Ben Dayaratne) as the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Dr Dayaratne is a Consultant Paediatrician and has been practicing in Darwin for over 40 years; first at the Royal Darwin Hospital and later in his own private practice where he continues to work. Dr Dayaratne has also worked in the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka where he received his education. He is a graduate of the University of Ceylon Faculty of Medicine and continued post graduate education in the United Kingdom.
Dr Dayaratne has been instrumental in the formation of the Sri Lanka Australia Friendship Association in Darwin in 1980 holding positions in the Committee on several occasions. He has also played an important role in helping victims of natural disasters in Sri Lanka, with the Darwin Sri Lankan community.
He was awarded the 2010 Pride of Australia medal for services to the community as a paediatrician.
Sri Lanka High Commission
13th March 2018