Dr Aron Kondasinghe Sudath – Cancellation of registration by the Medical Tribunal

26 February 2013

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Aron Kondasinghe Sudath, a general practitioner, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Dr Sudath’s criminal convictions in the NSW District Court for sexual assault and common assault. The Commission further alleged that Dr Sudath was not of good character based on the offences and false allegations of a serious nature made by Dr Sudath against a medical practitioner and another health professional who examined and assisted the victim of the offences.

Dr Sudath admitted the complaint arising from the sexual assault conviction but did not accept the facts found proved by the court. Dr Sudath denied the common assault.

The Tribunal found that it could not rely on Dr Sudath’s evidence. It found the practitioner’s version of both the sexual assault and the common assault unreliable and implausible.

The Tribunal found both complaints proven against the practitioner.

Decision
On 22 February 2013, the Tribunal ordered the practitioner’s deregistration and ordered that he not apply for reinstatement of his registration for a period of 2 years.


Further Information

The full decision is available at the Medical Council of NSW Website

For further information, contact the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.