Radiology is the medical discipline that uses medical imaging to diagnose deceases within the bodies of humans.Under Radiology there are a variety of imaging techniques such a X ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography(CT) ,MRI, etc.Dr Uditha Kodituwakku has chosen Radiology for her MBBS was later sent for specialising to become a consultant radiologist for overseas training to Basildon University and Barts trust in UK .On her return she was a Board certified consultant Radiologist since year 2010 when she was posted as the consultant Radiologist at the Anuradhapura teaching hospital where she developed and expanded her skills in the field gaining enormous experience .
On her return as the Consultant radiologist in the ministry of health is presently attached to the NHS. Dr Uditha having won the confidence of many often called upon by patients at private hospitals for consultation ar Ninewells maternity hospital,Joseph Frazier Memorial hospital,National cancer institute , Lady Ridgeway,Winlanka Hospital in Homagama etc.In this aspect Dr Uditha is very busy as a sought after consultant Radiologist.
Owing to her knowledge and skill she has been regularly called by many television channels to explain on how to prepare for a scan, CT scan or an ultra sound.Dr Uditha has explained in these live television programs whether there is a real necessity to take such a procedure.Prior to taking the decision the radiologist needs to clarify many issues like what type of medicines the patient is presently taking before deciding whether a scan report is really essential.She had spoken widely on programs like “Jeevithayata Ida denna” in the People’s channel Sirasa TV and on Charana TV “Uda ira Sahurdaya” and also on Shraddha TV ‘doctors segment’ also to elaborate on scans which were well elucidated which are very useful for the layman.
Apart from her above involvements Dr Uditha is an active member of the Sri Lanka College of Radiologists in which she holds the post of secretary.For the World’s Radiology day in the year 2021 she had to address the forum as the secretary to deliver the key note address held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
Apart from her busy schedule as a Consultant radiologist at the National Hospital she has innate skill and ability to sing though without any hereditary affiliations.Her son fifteen years old Savin Rajapakse has acquired hereditary affiliations having inherited Mother’s expertise. He has already recorded a song “wara malak wage ewith” to the melody and music of veteran Aruna Gunawardena , for the lyrics of Dr Asha Abeysekera.Savin is destined to follow mother’s footsteps.
Dr Uditha Kodituwakku has to date recorded many songs mostly solo songs along with attractive videos. The only duet she has recorded is with veteran Vocalist Dyan Witharana.This is of a somewhat of a significance as two from two different professions have sung the duet “ Wenasa” recorded last year which is already a ‘hit’ to the melody and music of maestro Rohana Weerasinghe and to the lyrics of another stalwart Mahinda Dissanayake.
Two other solo songs that Dr Uditha had recorded with videos are “Rana viru daruweku rakina suwa viru Ammage shokalapaya” , “badagini unata handanna epa puthe”the music and melody by Anura Wanniarachchi , the lyrics by Jayantha Sarath Wimalasiri. Both songs are dedicated to two army personnel who had been killed in the war explains how the widows are struggling to bring up their sons.In the former song the widow is also a doctor ,both songs are based on true stories about the deaths of two army personnel during the cruel war,which Dr Uditha had sung with a feel which in addition to the videos were sung live many times in some television channels.
With her popularity as a vocalist Dr Uditha is often invited to participate in some chat programs in many television channels, when she apportions her time with difficulty as for her passion which is in her blood in a way a god’s gift to relax her mind to be away from her duties as a consultant radiologist which itself is very hectic.
All her patients and music fans would wish her overwhelmingly for her dual professions as a consultant radiologist and as a vocalist.
Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane
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