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Tribunal disqualifies medical practitioner for five years

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.

Page reviewed 29/12/2020