29 Dec 2020
A medical practitioner convicted of manslaughter has been disqualified by a tribunal from applying for registration for five years.
Chamari Rasika Denuwanthe Liyanage was convicted of manslaughter on 22 February 2016 after a jury found her guilty of the unlawful killing of her husband in Geraldton, Western Australia, on 24 June 2014. Dr Liyanage was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment of four years, backdated to 24 June 2014.
The State Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) in Western Australia found that Dr Liyanage’s conduct was inconsistent with being a fit and proper person to hold registration. She was disqualified from applying for registration as a registered health practitioner for five years from 7 October 2020.
Dr Liyanage has not been entitled to practise as a health practitioner since being released from prison in March 2017.
Read the tribunal’s decision on the eCourts website.