Queensland's Australian of the Year is Sri Lankan

SL born Quadriplegic Doctor is Queensland's Australian of the Year

by Zulfick Farzan 11-11-2020 | 3:45 PM

Colombo (News 1st);  Sri Lankan born Quadriplegic Gold Coast spinal doctor, Dr. Dinesh Palipana was named Queensland's Australian of the Year.

The 36-year-old founder of Doctors with Disabilities Australia is a senior resident at the Gold Coast University Hospital, a recent law graduate as well as the doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby league team.

Dr Palipana has built an international profile through his speeches with TEDx talks and has contributed immensely to spinal research in Australia.

He was named by Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a special presentation on Tuesday night, ahead of the national Australia Day awards in January.

Dr. Dinesh Palipana was also featured on News 1st in 2017 when he as a Medical graduate in Australia made history as Queensland’s first quadriplegic intern to be offered a job down-under.

Feature in 2017 :

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