There is a nightingale at Ward 12 of Sri Jayewardenepura Teaching Hospital. This nightingale by her smile heals minds, hearts and wounds in addition to the medicine given. She is like a mother when she approaches a patient. The first thing she does is to arrange any medicine cluttered on the side table.
She even goes to the extent of folding towels which are not folded properly. Only after this that she smiles, healing hearts, minds and wounds and query the wellbeing of the patient. This nightingale is none other than Dr. Mrs. Anula Wijesundara whose healing smile helped me to survive possible departure from this life or being a cripple for life. She is ably supported by her second-in-command, Dr. Pradeep with his expert knowledge, experience, dedication and kindness.
In addition, she is also supported with a team of dedicated doctors and nurses whose attitude is to heal all in their care. The healing smile of this nightingale will last in my mind. As a Christian I believe that God used her to heal me.
Dr. Ranil Samarasinha DSc, JP