Story: Sri Lankans

Dr Upali Manukulasuriya with a young patient

Dr Upali Manukulasuriya with a young patient

Dr Upali Manukulasuriya (better known to his Taumarunui patients as Dr Manu) emigrated to New Zealand about 1970, one of a number of Sri Lankan professionals who arrived around this time. He became a spokesperson for the United Sri Lanka Association in 1983, the year it was formed.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 7 September 2000
Photograph by Derek Flynn

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1138/dr-upali-manukulasuriya-with-a-young-patient (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2023