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Moneragala District: Family Details

 
         
  District Summary : Year 2009 - 24 children from 12 families
        Year 2008 - 21 children from 10 families
        Year 2007 - 13 children from 10 families
         
  1. Date of Death : 2005.09.24
         
    Name of deceased : M. B. Gunasekara
         
    Present head of family & Address :
A. G. Nandawathi
No 9 Kakalana
Kotiyagala
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. Ranjith Kumaratunga 1988  
2. M. B. Gayani.Geethika 1990.12.16   
3. M. B. Priyanthi.Wijesuriya 1993.10.08  
4. M. B. Samantha Lakmal 1995.12.04  
5. M. B. Nadika Premakumara 1998.07.23   
         
    Observations : The deceased was in his Chena and was killed there at about 5.00 pm. He was a chena farmer. The wife is now farming on some temple lands. However there are elephants there as well. The eldest son is working in a concrete yard in Colombo. The eldest daughter is in grade 11 in Kotiyagala Kanishta Vidiyalaya. Priyanthi is also in Kotiyagala Vidiyalaya in grade 9. The two younger children are at the Wattegama Kanishta Vidiyalaya in grades 7 and 4. They are living in a wattle and daub house.
         
    Requirements : The elder daughter needs tuition fees of Rs 400 per month.
         
         
  2. Date of Death : 2006.03.20
         
    Name of deceased : A. A. Gunasinghe
         
    Present head of family & Address :
N. K. D. Wasantha Ranjani

Buruthogolla

Okkampitiya
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. A.A.C. Sandaruwan  Amarakoon 1989.08.25   
2. A.A.Pubudu Lakmal 1995.07.05  

3. A.A.C. Sandaruwan

 2006.05.05 

 
         
    Observations : The deceased was herding his cattle at Habessa. He was with a friend R.M. Dharmasena, who was also killed b the same elephant. (next entry). He was a farmer, who also worked in gem pits. His wife is not working. She might get married again. The eldest child is a casual worker. The second child is at the Okkampitiya Maha Vidiyalaya in grade 7.
         
    Requirements : Needs school books etc.
         
         
  3. Date of Death : 2006.03.20
         
    Name of deceased : R. M. Dharmasena
         
    Present head of family & Address :
W. M. Seelawathy
Bogas Handiya

Pahalagama

Okkampitiya

         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. R. M. N. Sandamali Rajapakse 1994.02.26  
2. R. M. Anura Pushpakumara 1996.09.29
         
    Observations :

This death is the same as that of the deceased above. He was aged 45. He was a farmer. The wife works at the Pelawatte Sugar Plantation as a labourer. Both children attend the Okkampitiya Maha Vidiyalaya in grades 8 and 6. They stay with the grandparents during the day and go home at night since he mother works during the day.

         
    Requirements : Need Rs 80 per month for tuition class. Books and equipment needed.
         
         
  4. Date of Death : 2003.10.02
         
    Name of deceased : A.G. Jayaweera
         
    Present head of family & Address :
M. A. Priyani Deepthika
c/o U. S. Karunaratne
Inginiyangahawatte
Wehera Yaya
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. A. G. K. Ruwan Gamage 1992.01.01  
2. A. G. K. Rupika Kumari 1994.06.06  
         
    Observations : The deceased was killed near his house at Thorawa (Galpotteara Weherayaya) at about 8.00 pm. He was aged 40years and was a farmer and carpenter. The wife has gone abroad to work and has returned. She hopes to go again. Both children attend the Athiliwewa Maha Vidiyalaya in grade 10 and 8 respectively. They live with the grand parents since their house has been broken by elephants.
         
    Requirements : They need school books and equipment.
         
         
  5. Date of Death : 2005.12.13
         
    Name of deceased : P. G. Wickremaratne
         
    Present head of family & Address :
P. B. Chandrika Priyanthi
D 87 Dematamaharagama
Wehera Yaya

Athiliwewa

         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. P. G. Amit Nilantha 1995.05.14  
2. P. G. Dilan Madusanka 2000.05.29  
3. P. G. Kethaka Kaushalya

2004.05.26 

 
         
    Observations : The deceased was killed when he had gone with two wildlife officers to drive away wild elephants that had come close to the village. They had driven the elephants away and the wildlife officials had gone back. The deceased was coming back alone when, at about 6.00 pm, at Dambe Ara Wewa he was killed by a lone elephant. He had no experience with elephants before this. The elder two children attend Weherayaya Maha Vidiyalaya in grade 7 and 2. They are trying to build another house near their grandparents house since their house was destroyed by elephants.
         
    Requirements : They need Rs 300 per month for both children for tuition classes.
         
         
  6. Date of Death : 2007.03.19
         
    Name of deceased : R. M. Dharmapala
         
    Present head of family & Address :
R. M. Shanthi Swarnaltha

c/o 3/170, Weherayaya

Athiliwewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth Age
1. Daminnda Himi (priest)   14 yrs
2. R.M. Dananjaya Dilruk   12 yrs
3. Dasuni Prathana 10 yrs
4. Satcheera   1 yr
         
    Observations : The deceased was 37 years old. He was on his way to a funeral house when he was killed. This was at about 6.45 pm near the cemetery. The eldest son is in a temple in Galle. The second and third children are attending DS Senanayake Vidiyalaya at Athiliwewa.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  7. Date of Death : 2008.06.13
         
    Name of deceased : R. M. Jayewardene
         
    Present head of family & Address :
S. A. Dammika Malkanthi                 
10 Kanuwa,Mukalanyaya
Kotiyagala
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. R. M. C. Dilum Maumal 1996.11.01  
2. R. M. K. L. Jayewardene 2002.02.03  
         
    Observations : The deceased was a farmer. At about 1.00am he had started chasing wild elephants with other villagers. On his way back home at 6.30am a wild elephant had come back and killed him.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  8. Date of Death : 2006.12.15
         
    Name of deceased : L. Chaminda Liyanage
         
    Present head of family & Address :

R. M. Mallika       

Kumaragama Gammana 4

Rajaye Kotasa
Pelawatta
Buttala
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. L. Avishka Sewwandi 2001.01.31  
         
    Observations : The deceased works at the Pelawatte Sugar Corporation in the Elephant Control Unit. He was on duty but seemed to have been asleep in the hut, when the others have shouted saying “the elephant has come.” He got excited and ran to try and climb a tree. The elephant information is supplied by Manjula. A tusker, came and trampled him. A tusk went through his bladder. He lived for four months in hospital and subsequently died. Avishka is in grade 5 (2010). The wife married again and is now (2009) pregnant.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  9. Date of Death : 2008.12.22
         
    Name of deceased : D. M. D. Dissanayake
         
    Present head of family & Address :

K. M. Podinona

“Chandrakanthi”
Gemunu Niwasa
Puhulkotuwa
Buttala
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. Dilani Deepika Dissanayake 1995.07.29  
2. Kasun Dilshan Dissanayake 1999.06.19  
         
    Observations : The deceased worked in the Pelawatte Sugar Corporation in the Elephant Control Unit. An elephant had come into the sugar cane fields and when they tried to chase it away it attacked him and killed him. This was in block 4 and at around 4.30pm. His father was also killed by an elephant 20 years ago. The wife is now working as a labourer in the same corporation. Dilani is in grade 10 and Kasun is in grade 6
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  10. Date of Death : 2007.11.17
         
    Name of deceased : G. Premasiri
         
    Present head of family & Address :

Gamage Jinasili

Kithulkotte  (close to Samansiri School)

Thanamalwilla
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. Jeewaaruni Thaksala 1995.01.15  
2. G.Aruna Prasad 2000.05.27  
3. Waruna Sandakelum 2007.02.21  
         
    Observations : The deceased was a farmer. At about 4.30.am he had come from his hut in the chena to his banana cultivation. He was killed there by a wild elephant. The wife is farming. Jeewaaruri is in grade 10 (2010) and Aruna is in grade 3 (2010).
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  11. Date of Death : 2007.07.02
         
    Name of deceased : R. M. Ariyarathne
         
    Present head of family & Address :

U. G. Kusumawathi

R 10 Aluth para
150 G Mahaaragema Right
Ethilywewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. R. M. Iresha Madushani

1991.06.18

 
2. R. M. Dilani Rathnayake 1993.03.25  
3. R. M. Champika Ruwan 2000.01.15  
         
    Observations : The deceased was a farmer, aged 48 years. Between 8pm and 3am a wild elephant killed him ¾ km away from his home. The rest of the family had gone to Wellawaya to see the Perahera on that day. Iresha is mentally retarded. Dilani is in Grade 11 (2009) and Champika in Grade 4 (2009).
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  12. Date of Death : 2006.12.19
         
    Name of deceased : K. K. Dias
         
    Present head of family & Address :

H. H. Chandra Kanthi

485, Thelulla Janapadaya
Athiliwewa
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. K. K  Damayanthi    
2. K. K.  Dilsha 1990.05.11  
3. K. K.. Jagath Kumara 1994.10.12  
4. K. K. Sandaruwan 1997.10.04  
5. K. K. Prabod Madushanka 2004.10.12  
         
    Observations : The deceased was a farmer. An elephant killed him in their chillie cultivation which is about 3 km from their home. Damayanthi works as a juki machine operator. Dilsha does labour work. Jagath looks after the younger brother. Sandaruwan is in grade 8 (2010) and Prabod is in grade 1 (2010).They do not know their dates of  birth.
         
    Requirements :  
         
         
  13. Date of Death : 2006.06.16
         
    Name of deceased :

E. Piyadasa

         
    Present head of family & Address :

S. Kusumawathi

 
 
         
    Details of Children :
Name Date of Birth  
1. E. Ruwan Kumara (Rev. Seelarahhana) 1991.01.12  
2. E. Nuwan Kumara 1992.11.10  
3. E. Ajith Kumara 1994.08.18  
4. E.Sanduni Tharaka 1996.09.11  
         
    Observations : While the deceased was walking with another person, an elephant came onto the road & chased them. The other person escaped. Piyadasa fell and his head hit the concrete lining of the canal and he died. The eldest son has been sent to become a priest. Nuwan does mason and labour work. Ajith is 1n grade 11 (2010). Sanduni is in grade 9 (2010). They need assistance to complete their half built house.
         
    Requirements :  
         
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