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Anuradhapura District: Family Details

 
         
  • District Summary : Year 2009 - 24 children from 11 families
        Year 2008 - 18 children from 10 families
        Year 2007 - 13 children from 11 families
         
  1. Date of Death : 2004.07.10
         
    Name of deceased : K. M. Heenmanike
         
    Present head of family & Address :
W. R. M. Wijethunga,
Govi Gammanaya,
Chaththapahuwa,
Negampaha.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. W. R. M. K. R. Wijethunga 1992.06.06 15yrs
         
    Observations : The husband of the deceased has left home. The house is closed up. The only child is now with the Grandmother. These details were given by H. M. J. Bandara, of Jayantha Stores, Kala Medawachchiya, Negampaha. After we left, he phoned us and gave us further details. The deceased, aged 37, was working as a machine operator in a garment factory. She was killed at about 8.30 pm, whilst going to her sister’s house close by. The child is in year 10.
         
    Requirements : Needs books and other school equipment.
         
         
  2. Date of Death : 2004.07.28
         
    Name of deceased : W. M. Jayawardana
         
    Present head of family & Address :
K. B. Leelawathi,
C/O K.B.Wimalasisri,
Miyakakulawa, Seeppikulama,
Anuradhapura.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. W. M. I. L. Jayawardana 1994.05.08 13yrs
2. W. M. K. Pabasara 2000.02.19 7yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed behind his house in the night. He was a farmer aged 57 years. His wife is now a manual labourer. She has a problem with her kidneys. She visits a clinic regularly. Work is only available sporadically. Subsequently the whole house was destroyed by an elephant. They have built another house a kilometre away. This house caught fire. Now the family is staying with the wife’s sister. Contact # 025 490 4250. K. B. Wimalasiri. There are two children, one in year 8 and the other in year 2.  We have now built a new house for this family.
         
    Requirements : Need books, bag shoes. Construction of a house has been completed (visit Progress page).
         
         
  3. Date of Death : 2004.08.16
         
    Name of deceased : B. Sunil Shantha
         
    Present head of family & Address :
D.P.Dhammika,
Maha Bulankulama
Anuradhapura.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. B. S. Kumuduni 1991.09.30 16yrs
2. B. A. Dilhani 1993.06.15  14yrs
3. B. D. Lakmali

1999.07.22

8yrs

4. B. M. Lakmali 2002.09.05  5yrs
5. B. C. Chandima 1997.09.05  10yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed on the bund of the Bulankulama wewa at about 8 pm whilst on his way. He used to drink regularly. He was found dead on the bund the next morning. He was aged 37 when he died and was a casual worker. His wife is also a casual worker. They have taken a Housing loan of Rs 25,000/- from Housing Authority after husbands death. A doctor from Durdans Hospital has given her Rs. 40,000/- They have five children. The eldest child has stopped going to school after year 10 to look after the youngest sister. Daughter B. D. Lakmali is with the mothers brother in Galle and going to school there.  Son aged 10 years is reluctant to go to school.
         
    Requirements : Need school books and equipment for school going children. Also a few bags of cement to repair the toilet.
         
         
  4. Date of Death : 2005.03.25
         
    Name of deceased : M. H. Sulaiman
         
    Present head of family & Address :
S. M. Nambu,
No. 198, Udanidigama
Madatugama
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. S. R. Begam 1991.07.07  16yrs
2. Z. P. Repla 1994.11.28  13yrs
3. Z. P. Rikasha

1998.11.28 

9yrs

         
    Observations : Killed in their paddy field, which is close to the house, in the night. They are not sure of  the time he was killed. He was aged 45 years and was a farmer.  His wife is aged 45 years and has no employment.  The relations help her financially. She has four children. Three are going to school. The eldest. S. Farzana has done her O’ levels and wants to go to the Middle East to work and earn money for the sisters. They have two acres of paddy but this gets under water. Only S. R. Begam goes to school.
         
    Requirements : Needs Rs 600/- per month as tuition fees.
         
         
  5. Date of Death : 2005. 06.18
         
    Name of deceased : P. Ratnayake 
         
    Present head of family & Address :
K. B. Hemawathi
Abagahawewa, Parasangaswewa,
Anuradhapura
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. P. S. K. Ratnayake 1990.11.12  17yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed at about 1.30 am whilst trying to chase an elephant which was in front of his house. He was aged 54 years.  His wife has injured her foot and cannot work. The family has six children. The eldest son looks after the family. Only one son is of school going age.
         
    Requirements : He needs Rs. 300/- per month for mathematics tuition.
         
         
  6. Date of Death : 2005. 08.24
         
    Name of deceased : A. M. Rambanda
         
    Present head of family & Address :
S. P. G. Anulawathi
Panankaniya Para, Lidawewa,
Nochchiyagama.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. A. M. Sumith Kumara Bandara 1993.03.26  14yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed whilst on his way to Madatugama. He was aged 45. The mother has gone abroad for employment. She sends money with which family manage. There is one school going child , in year 8.
         
    Requirements : Needs books etc.
         
         
  7. Date of Death : 2005. 08.06
         
    Name of deceased : E. M. Bandaranayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :
B. M. Sujatha Basnayake

Jaya Mawatha, Balaluwewa,

Palagala.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. E. M. D. Ruwan Bandaranayake 1988.12.01 14yrs
2. E. M. D. Lakmal Bandaranayake 1995.03.03 12 yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed by the Hawan Ella at Galkiriyagama at about  8.05 pm. He had gone with a friend on a motor cycle to get a letter. He had a friend on the pillion. On seeing the elephant the friend had jumped off and the deceased had fallen on the ground and was trampled by the elephant. He was aged 41 at the time of his death. He was a paddy framer. The elder son is also a farmer. The second child is in grade 7 at Karawilagala Kanishta Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  8. Date of Death : 2007.04.01
         
    Name of deceased : H. A. Jayaratne
         
    Present head of family & Address :
L. A. Nandawathy

146, Puliyakulama,

Maha Illupallama.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Anil .D. Jayaratne 1996.11.16 14yrs
2. Asantha D. Jayaratne 2001 6 yrs
3. S. Madushanka Jayaratne 2005 2 yrs
         
    Observations :

The deceased was a chena farmer, aged 35 years. He was killed near his chena at about 10.00 pm at night. Now Nandawathy cultivates a paddy field.  Anil  and Asantha go to Grade 6 and 1 respectively at the Maha Illupallama Maha Vidiyalaya. The third is about 1. ½ years old She needs assistance to build new house.

         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  9. Date of Death : 2004.04.19
         
    Name of deceased : K. Jayatileke
         
    Present head of family & Address :
H. Indraseeli Wijewardena

Nanbadawewa,

Parangiya Wadiya.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. J. Rukman Tillekeratne 1989.02.13 14yrs
2. J. I. Harshika Tillekaratne 1993.08.13 14 yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased had gone to catch fish at the Leetiththa Wewa on the previous day. The body found the next day. He was a Grama Arakshaka, aged 38 at time of death. Rukman goes to school at Ruwanweli Madya Maha Vidiyalaya at Horowpatana and is in grade 13. Harshika is in grade 9 of Nambadawewa Kanishta Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Needs Rs. 500 per month for tuition plus transport.
         
         
  10. Date of Death : 2007.06.10
         
    Name of deceased : U. B. Gunadasa
         
    Present head of family & Address :

S. M. U. Chandralatha

Ihalagama,

Mihintale.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. S. Chandani Gunadasa 1990.04.08 17 yrs
2. S. Chaturangani Gunadasa 1993.04.02 14 yrs
3. K. Chaturanga Gunadasa 1997.03.31 10 yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was close to his fence when a herd of elephants came. He tried to drive them away to protect the children and was killed by an elephant. He was 44 years old and was a paddy farmer. The elder daughter is now married. The second child is at Mihintale Maha Vidiylaya. The third is in Grade 5 at Siyamblalgaswewa Knishta Vidiyalaya. They need money to go for tuition in English. It costs about Rs. 250.00 per month per child. A season ticket costs Rs 150. per month for both children. They are now trying to build a house further away from their original home since that was constantly broken by elephants.
         
    Requirements : They need money to go for tuition classes. It costs about Rs. 250.00 per month per child. A season ticket costs Rs 150. per month for both children.
         
         
  11. Date of Death : 2008.03.03
         
    Name of deceased : J. Siril Jayewardene
         
    Present head of family & Address :
Nirosha Priyanthi

Pandiggama

Etaweeragollewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Krishani Kaushalya Jayewardene   7 yrs
         
    Observations : He was trying to repair his fence around his home garden when a single male elephant killed him around 8:00 am. His wife was pregnant at that time. The baby was still born due to the stress she had to undergo. Krishani attends Pandiggama Vidyalaya Grade 3 in 2010.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  12. Date of Death : 2008.06.02
         
    Name of deceased : H. Nimalasiri
         
    Present head of family & Address :

T. A. Sudharmawathi

Angunochchiya

Medawachchiya
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. N. Dickson Edirimanna   16 yrs
         
    Observations :  
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  13. Date of Death : 2008.03.08
         
    Name of deceased : T. M Nimal Gnanasena
         
    Present head of family & Address :

J. Dayawathi

Maradanmaduwa  (Elawaka Road)
Neriyakulama
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Nishani Tennekoon 1992.12.02  
2. Nimesha Tennekoon 1997.06.11  
         
    Observations : The deceased was a Home guard. While on duty, at around 10 pm, a single male elephant is said to have killed him in his paddy field in Nelluwa Road. The younger child is in grade 8 (2010). The elder child is studying at Kadawathgama Maha Vidyalaya in grade 12 (2010). The wife now teaches at a pre-school run by the Home Guard Department
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  14. Date of Death : 2005.05.21
         
    Name of deceased : H. G .Senarathne
         
    Present head of family & Address :

S. Gnanawathi

Thammennawa

Medawachchiya
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. H. G. Sanduni Dharshica    
2. H. G. Sewwandi Senarathne    
         
    Observations : The deceased was a carpenter. His home is close to Ihala Thammennawa School. Around 9 pm a wild elephant damaged the kitchen. Everyone was asleep that time. Senaratne came out of the front door .there was another elephant there and it killed him. Sanduni in grade 4 (2010) Sewwandi in grade 9 (2010)
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  15. Date of Death : 2005.09.17
         
    Name of deceased : H. M. Nimal Jayakody
         
    Present head of family & Address :

G. G. Seetha

Puhudiwla

Etaweeragollewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Shashika IshanI  Jayakody    
2. Roshan Prabath Jayakody    
3. Imasha Kalpani Jayakody    
         
    Observations : The deceased was home guard. On that day he was on duty with three other home guards. At around midnight he is supposed to have been killed by a single elephant. It had also attacked the bunker. The other three home guards have escaped uninjured. The wife had doubts about the truth of this story. There are three children. Shashika grade 13 (2010) Roshan grade 9 (2010) Imasha grade 2 (2010).
         
    Requirements :  
         
  16. Date of Death : 2006.04.07
         
    Name of deceased : S. Rathnayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :

A.Anulawathi

Elapathwewa
Kalawediulpotha
Kebitigollewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Pushpa Maduwanthi Ratnayake    
2. Ruwanthika Lassanthi Ratnayake    
3. Mahesh Rajitha Ratnayake    
         
    Observations : The deceased was a principal of a school. He was on his way to school on the Bandara Ulpotha road. At 6.30 am single a male elephant chased him and killed him .His wife is 48 years old now and does farming. Pushpa is in grade 13 (2010).Ruwanthika has sat for the GCE.O/L in 2009. Mahesh is in grade 9 (2010).
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  17. Date of Death : 2008.01.11
         
    Name of deceased : M. Upali Ratnayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :

D.M.Nirupa Priyanthi Dissanayake

Wewapara
Andarawewa
Nochchiagama
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. D.M.Tharusha Priyamantha Dissanayake 2003.06.26  
2. D.M.Thimisha Rukshantha Dissanayake 2007.12.12  
3. D.M.Kavisha Dushmantha Dissanayake 2007.12.12  
         
    Observations : The deceased was on army duty at Vavunia. He had come home to see his new born twins. On his way back an elephant had attacked him at the Ulukkulama forest reserve between Nochchyagama & Anuradhapura. He was riding his motor cycle at that time.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
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