The lifeless body of another dead doctor was discovered in Norfolk village.
Dr De Silva, 34, who lived in Stacksford, near Old Buckenham, was a clinical researcher at the MRC Cancer Unit linked to the University of Cambridge.
The body of Dr Nadeera De Silva was discovered on a patch of land at Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, on Thursday after he had been reported missing.
Police confirmed his identity and said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
On behalf of the cancer unit, a university spokesman said: “He was a caring and skilful oncologist and, in the third year of his PhD, was already making a great contribution to cancer research, investigating new methods for blood monitoring and treatment for cancer of the oesophagus.
“He was above all, a valued colleague and friend who had an open, kind and generous personality and a wonderful laugh. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
“He will be greatly missed.”