Priyantha Padmike Dayananda: Doctor banned after sexual assault

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Priyantha Padmike Dayananda: Doctor banned after sexual assault

A doctor who was jailed for sexually assaulting a patient during a medical examination has been dealt a new blow.

A doctor who was jailed for sexually assaulting a patient at an emergency department in Western Australia has been banned from practising medicine for more than seven years.

Former Bunbury Hospital surgical registrar Priyantha Padmike Dayananda was sentenced in June 2019 to three years in prison for sexual penetration without consent committed against a woman during an abdominal examination in December 2017.

He also called and texted the woman in the weeks after the sexual assault.

One of those text messages read: “Remember I touched your beautiful tummy at emergency?”

Dayananda was convicted after a trial and took his case to the Court of Appeal, but the matter was thrown out last year.

This month he settled with the Medical Board of Australia after they launched disciplinary action against him.

The State Administrative Tribunal ruled he “behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct”.

Dayananda was banned from applying for registration as a health practitioner for 7½ years.

He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in costs to the Medical Board.

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