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Kurunegala District: Family Details

 
         
  • District Summary : Year 2009 - 15 children from 10 families
        Year 2008 - 26 children from 12 families
        Year 2007 - 17 children from 14 families
         
  1. Date of Death : 2005.06.25
         
    Name of deceased : A. M. Laksman Kumarasinghe
         
    Present head of family & Address :

I. M. Muthumanika,

Konwewa,
Galgamuwa.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. A. M. C. S. Adhikari 1991.07.03 16yrs
2. A. M. D. S. Adhikari 1992.06.15  15yrs
3. A. M. L. D. Adhikari 1999.05.09 8yrs
         
    Observations : At about 10.am when returning from a trip the family encountered two elephants on the road. The deceased tried to chase them away and was killed. He was aged 39 years and was a mason. His wife is not employed. They are helped financially by relations. All three children attend the Makalanegama Kanishta Vidiyalaya  and are in years 1, 3 & 10. The child in year 10 goes for Mathematics tuition which costs Rs. 200/- monthly. The child in year 3 goes for English tuition. Costs Rs. 150/-.
         
    Requirements : Together they need Rs 350/- per month for tuition fees.
         
         
  2. Date of Death : 2005.04.21
         
    Name of deceased : H. M. Tikiri Banda
         
    Present head of family & Address :
H. A. Nandawathi,
Werabadiyaya,
Galgamuwa.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. H. M. Sandya   23yrs
2. H. M. Nirosha Lakmali   19yrs
3. H.M. Ruwan   17yrs
4. W. M. T. Udayangani 1992.02.17 15yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was killed at Werabendiyawa whilst returning from the temple at about 1.30 pm. He was aged 46 years and was a farmer. His wife is employed as a cook in a small hotel. The eldest and second daughters are married. The third is employed as a labourer in Colombo. The fourth goes to Buduruwakanda Maha Vidiyalaya and is year 9. The wife is subject to fits.
         
    Requirements : Needs Rs. 150/- for tablets.
         
         
  3. Date of Death : 2004.11.24
         
    Name of deceased : W. M. Jayasinghe
         
    Present head of family & Address :
R. A. Wasantha Randeniya

Poroththukadawala

Galgamuwa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. W. M. Nishantha Kumara Wanniyasinghe 1986.08.09 21yrs
2. W. M. Priyantha Kumara Wannisinghe 1989.04.05  18yrs
3. W. M. T. Sandamali Jayasinghe

1995.01.17 

12yrs

         
    Observations : The deceased was killed whilst going for a bath at the Poroththukadawela reservoir. He was aged 40 and was a farmer. His wife farms and also does manual labour. The eldest  child is employed in Galle. The second is employed in Colombo. Only the youngest is going to school in year 8. Needs to go for tuition in Mathematics and English but has no money.
         
    Requirements : Needs Rs. 250/- per month.
         
         
  4. Date of Death : 2003.10.08
         
    Name of deceased : R. M. Karunaratne
         
    Present head of family & Address :
R. M. Rambanda
No.30 , Kothalawala Pura
Nikadalupotha , Ganewatte,
Kurunegala
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. R. M. J. Pradeep 1994.08.14  13yrs
2. R. M. D. Ratnayake 1996.05.02  11yrs
         
    Observations : The elephant which killed him did not allow the others to take away the body. Finally the police came and shot in the air and drove the elephant away. The mother has left for employment in the Middle East and not come back. This was before he was killed. The children are with the grandfather R. M. Rambanda. Contact 060 2876403. The children are in year 6 & 8 at the Ganewatte Maha Vidiyalaya. They attend a free English class at the temple.
         
    Requirements : Need books and equipment.
         
         
  5. Date of Death : 2006.04.09
         
    Name of deceased : H. M .K. Punchi Banda
         
    Present head of family & Address :
H. M. Seelawathi
Tack 5, No. 7

Bakery Road

Galgamuwa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Sujeewa Kumari  Herath 1982 25yrs
2. Pubudu Namal Kumara 1986 21yrs
3. H. M. D. Kumudini. Herath 1989.01.11 18yrs
4. H. M. W. Dilrushi. Herath 1991.12.23 16yrs
         
    Observations : He was killed in a field at Kauwewa Watte, near the Mee Oya, at about 6.30 am. About 30 elephants had crossed the paddy fields and Punchi Banda, thinking all the elephants had passed, got into the field and a single elephant had come and killed him. Had four children. His wife is farming. The eldest daughter is married and the second son is working abroad. The third son is working in a garment factory. The fourth in year 4 at the U.B. Wannianayake Maha Vidiyalaya, Galgamuwa.
         
    Requirements : Needs Rs. 330/- per month for tuition.
         
         
  6. Date of Death : 2006.07.05
         
    Name of deceased : B. M. Mudiyanse
         
    Present head of family & Address :
I. M. Swarnakanthi Siriyalatha

Ulpothagama

Galgamuwa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. B. M. Ramyalatha Bandaramenike 1987.11.30 20yrs
2. B. M. N. Chandani Bandaranayake 1989.09.13 18yrs
3. B. M. C. Sandun Bandaranayaka 1993.12.17  14yrs
4. B. M. C. Ruwan Bandaranayak 1997.10.08  10yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was killed when he was brining his cattle home at about 5.30 pm.  They have four children. The eldest is in the A’ level class. The second daughter is in year 12. Both are at the Ahetwewa Bandaranayake Vidiyalaya. The second daughter is going for tuition in Sinhala, Buddhist civilization and political science. The third son is in year 9 at the Thammitegama Maha Vidiyalaya, Mahawa. The third gets tuition in Mathematics and English. The fourth son is in year 5 at the Bulnewa Kanishta Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Needs tuition fees of Rs. 480/- per month for second daughter and Rs. 200/- per month for third son as tuition fees.
         
         
  7. Date of Death : 2005.04.25
         
    Name of deceased : H. M. Senavi Herath
         
    Present head of family & Address :
T. M. Susantha Tennakoon

Hettiarachchigama

Warawewa
 
New address
Yaya 6, Galawewa, Puttalam
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. H. M. Sunimal W.Herarth 1996.08.11 11yrs
2. H. M.Sapumal W.Herath 2001.07.29  6yrs
3. H. M. Namal Herath   1yr and 2 months
         
    Observations : The deceased  was aged 30 years at time of death and the wife was 25 years old. At about 3.30 in the afternoon, when he was returning from a coconut land at Rambewa, an elephant had attacked him. The elder son goes to Meegalewa Maha Vidiyalaya. The second son goes to Galawewa Kanishta Vidiyalya. The wife has no employment but. works seasonally as a labourer in paddy lands. The live with the wife’s parents.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  8. Date of Death : 2006.08.17
         
    Name of deceased : K. M. Ravindra Rupasena
         
    Present head of family & Address :
K. G. N. Kusumawathy

Ihalagama

Hulugalla

Nikaweratiya
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. K. M. Gayan Pushpakumara    
2. K. M. Manoj Nuwankumara    
3. K. M. Milinda. Dilshan    
         
    Observations : A serpent had stung his elder son and whilst taking the boy to a Vedamahaththaya (Native medicine Man) he was killed by an elephant. This was near the Ihalagama Kanishta Vidiyalaya at Ailyawa. The wife was 33 years. She is now employed as a cleaning person in a cooperative shop. Phone 077 6906130. The two older sons go to the Halambagala Maha Vidiyalaya. The third son goes to the Hulugalle Kanishta Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Needs school books, bags etc.
         
         
  9. Date of Death : 2004.03.06
         
    Name of deceased : E. M. Ralahami Dissanayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :
R. M. Tikiri Menika

Kolongas Handiya, Ganedivulwewa,

Galgamuwa.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. E. M. C. Deepani Ekanayake 1988.01.17 19yrs
2. E. M. A Madushani Ekanayake 1993.03.02 14yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was a farmer aged 51 years. After work he was returning home, at about 6.30 pm, when the elephant had killed him. Wife is farming their own fields. The elder daughter has finished her A’ Level exam and is at home. The second daughter attends Devagiripura Maha Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Needs school books, bags etc.
         
         
         
  10. Date of Death : 1993
         
    Name of deceased : H. M. Gamini Ekanayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :

M. B. Kumarihamy

No 9 Konwewa Janapadhaya

Galgamuwa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. H. M. D Dilrukshi Ekanayake 1992.08.16 15 yrs
2. H. M. Sandaruwan Ekanayake 1994.11.28 13 yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was 36 years old when he was killed at Ulpothagama Junction in the afternoon.  He was a fisherman and his wife a labourer.  Both children go to the Devagiripura Maha Vidiyalaya in grade 10 and grade 8.
         
    Requirements : Both children need money for private tuition and also for school books etc.
         
         
  11. Date of Death : 2007.03.30
         
    Name of deceased : W. M. Premasiri Kulatunga
         
    Present head of family & Address :

V.M. Punchi Menika Kumarahamy,

Pahlal Giribawa,

Galgamuwa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. A. Nishantha Wanninayake

1986.04.27

21yrs
2. V. Prabath Wanninayake 1989.04.10 18yrs
3. M. Shamali Wanninayake 1994.04.29 13yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased had gone for a Dhana at Kokmaduwa and was returning when he was killed. The eldest son is working at Katunayake. Wife is farming their own land. The second and third are at Giribawa Maha Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Need school books and Bags etc.
         
         
  12. Date of Death : 2002.08.31
         
    Name of deceased : M. R. P. Jayasekere
         
    Present head of family & Address :

R. M. Herath Menike

Konwewa Janapadhaya, No 12,

Galgamuwa.
 
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. M. R. P. M Sujeewakumari Rajapakse   38yrs
2. M. R. P. Chandana Rajapakse   36yrs
3. M. R. P. Jacintha Rajapakse   33yrs
4. M.R.P. N Preethimali 1994 14yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was aged 55 at the time of his death. He was killed at their paddy field whilst watching over his fields. The wife works as a labourer and also weaves coconut branches for thatching roofs. The first three children are e married. The fourth child attends U B Wanninayake Maha Vidiyalaya in grade 8.
         
    Requirements : Need money for tuition
         
         
  13. Date of Death : 2007.08.17
         
    Name of deceased : R.D. Raveendra Rupasena
         
    Present head of family & Address :

L.P.Sodari

Keththepahuwa

Pahalawatta Road
Ambanpola
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. R.D.Dinusha Dilhani 1987.12.20 20yrs
2. R.D.N.C.Rupasena 1989.11.30 18yrs
         
    Observations : The deceased was a paddy farmer. On the way home after threshing, a single male elephant killed him around 11.30pm. Now his wife is farming. She is 38 years old. Dinusha is in grade 12 (2010) Rupasena is in grade 11(2010). They need help to complete their toilet.
         
    Requirements : Need school books, bags etc.
         
         
  14. Date of Death : 2004.04.01
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    Name of deceased : R. P. Ariyawathy
         
    Present head of family & Address :

R. P. Sumanadasa,

Kapuhenegama,

Mahananeriya.
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. K. B. Geethakanthi Jayakody 1987.12.20 20yrs
2. K. B. Samankumara Jayakody 1989.11.30 18yrs
3. K. B. Sisirakumara Jayakody 1992.07.10 15yrs
         
    Observations : She was killed when she was going to the village temple at about 8.30 pm. The whole family was going and she seeing the elephant had shouted to the husband  to take the children and run. She had fallen whilst attempting to run and then been trampled by the elephant. She was 35 years old. The two elder children have left school and the third attends Peddegama Mah Vidiyalaya.
         
    Requirements : Need school books, bags etc.
         
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