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Press Release:
Dr. D.C. Amarasinghe, M.D. Runs on Green Party Ticket
for U.S. Congress in Virginia's Second District.

Contact: Miriam Gennari, Press Secretary, Virginia Green Party, 703-549-1422, press@vagreenparty.org

After presenting over fifteen hundred signatures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, Tidewater area resident and local physician Dr. D.C. Amarasinghe was confirmed July 18th to appear on November's ballot as a Green Party candidate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Amarasinghe (known to his friends simply as "D.C.") hopes to reach out to citizens from all constituencies toward the common goals of corporate responsibility, environmental protection, social justice, and affordable health care. As a member of Physicians for Universal Health Insurance, D.C. has for years been on the front line in the fight for a single-payer, national health care system, which has been estimated to save us $200 billion per year by reducing overhead and implementing checks on the rampant profiteering currently seen in both the insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. "As a doctor", says D.C., "I know that affordable health care for all will help save money and lives."

Dr. Amarasinghe has been practicing medicine in the Tidewater area of Virginia for 30 years, receiving certification as a surgeon from the American Board of Surgery in 1978. Born in Sri Lanka in 1941, he graduated from Medical School University of Ceylon in 1967, held an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lorain, Ohio from 1969 to 1970, a residency at Wayne State University's General & Transplant Surgery Division, and served on the Detroit General & Veteran's Administration from 1970 until 1975. He is married to Narlie Amarasinghe and is the proud father of six children. He can be reached for questions at the addresses below, at which contributions may also be sent. The Green Party does not accept corporate contributions.

D.C. for Congress
6204 N. Military Highway
Norfolk, VA. 23518-5308
757-855-1900
E-Mail: Dr.DC2002@cox.net
Web : http://members.cox.net/~dr.dc2002
Also See: http://www.pnhp.org

Additional information on the Green Party of the United States can be found at: http://www.gp.org

Additional information on the Virginia Green Party can be found at: http://vagreenparty.org/

GPVA Press Secretary: Miriam Gennari


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Latest Update: August 10, 2002

 


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