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Archive: Enoka Wickramasinghe

Needs Not Met

I got a dispiriting e-mail from Dr. Enoka Wickramasinghe recently. She is the mental health officer for Weligama. We used funds raised in the U.S. to buy her a computer so she could keep track of people mentally affected by...

By washingtonpost.com | May 31, 2005; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (6)

Tsumami Trauma

Six months have gone by since the tsunami, but memories of what happened on Dec. 26, 2004, are still very fresh and raw here. The mention of the word "tsunami" can send a shockwave of fear through the normally quiet...

By washingtonpost.com | May 25, 2005; 08:46 AM ET | Email a Comment

News From Dr. Enoka

I got a dispiriting e-mail from Dr. Enoka Wickramasingherecently. She is the mental health officer for Weligama. We used funds raised in the U.S. to buy her a computer so she could keep track of people mentally affected by the...

By washingtonpost.com | May 17, 2005; 06:40 PM ET | Email a Comment

Heat and Loss

View Enlarged Photo and CaptionIt was through Enoka that I met Chathura Madhushanka, a slim, serious-looking boy with deep brown eyes. He is 13 years old, but suddenly has become an adult. In just 15 minutes, he lost his mother,...

By washingtonpost.com | February 28, 2005; 05:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

Coping With Crisis

View Enlarged Photo and Caption"Americans are accustomed to seeing psychiatrists," says Dr. Enoka Wickramasinghe. "Sri Lankans aren't." That all changed with the tsunami. Dr. Enoka, as she prefers to be known, was appointed psychiatric specialist for Weligama last November, a...

By washingtonpost.com | February 25, 2005; 05:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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