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WEERASOORIYA Family of Dodanduwa #3095 

 

 

      Idapp Perumal Kurukula (see Suriya Clans), a Vaduga from Tanjore, arrived in the Kotte kingdom in the15th century and settles in Negombo. One of his descendants is Don Simon de Silva.

 

       Don Simon de Silva moves to Galle and oversees the Customs administration of the Galle port.

 

 

 

v     Don Margiris de Silva Weerasooriya (approx 1780 -1814), Patabendi Arachchi (see http://www.karava.org/karave_kings ), Customs Officer of Galle and Receiver of wrecks for Dodanduwa. He  had 9 sons and 6 daughters and owned a ship building yard at Dodanduwa to construct Yaathra (large sea going vessels; used in the past in wars with Indian and Malay kingdoms and for trade).

      Don Harmanis de Silva Weerasooriya (1802 -1825)

     Don Issac

        H. Peter

     Theodoris

        Daughter

        P. L. married Jayawathi

        Mervyn

     Nishan

     Thuahan

        Pearl married Pinnaduwa

     Priyanthi

     Senaka

        Queenie married . Jayasooriya

        Donald

     Suscha

     Niko

     Daughter

     Carolis

     Daughter

     Deonis

      Don Dines de Silva Weerasooriya

     Theodore

        Jane married Wesley Kurukulasuriya

        Lillian

     Leilius

     Lester married Stephanie

     Lalindra

     Tom married Eunice

     Chamindrani married naresh. Children: Kala & Vinod

     Uvarani married Jayasena. Children: Chinthana & Sucecana

     Mihirani married Mahes. Children: Manojini, Manoj & Miran

     Thiraj married Nuwala. Children: Geethika, Nushani & Nadeeja

        Newton

        Theodore

        Alexander.

        Lionel

        Christopher

        Ebenezer

        Leticia

        Divit

        Grace

        Felicia

        Caroline

        Laura

     Don Kuruppu

        Sapphire married John Rodrigo

        Sessy married Henry Anthonis Rodrigo

     Tennyson married Vinitha

     Patrick

     Indrani married Pinnaduwage Sam de Silva

     Aravinda (one of the finest players in world cricket) married Sarita. Son: Sampras

     Araliya married Vasantha Nadesan. Daughter Satya

     Keerthi married P. Garwin Rodrigo

     Sandhya married Priyantha Salgado. Children: Artha & Abith

     Thushara married Chanuri. Daughter Mahari

     Anusha married Chulaka Perera. Children Shashi & Nalinka

        Don Charles

     Punchi Appu

     David Singho

        Harry (1891 -1968) married Muriel de Silva (1891 -1968)

        Monica (b 1925) married Cecil de Silva( 1922 2007)

     Amala

     Avanthi

     Malaka

     Eranga

     Saradha married Sharmain

     Shevindri

     Shalindri

     Seshi

     Anil married Yolande

     Shanel married Rehan de Silva. Daughter Sashya

     Dilan

     Deva married Andy

     Joshua

        Antoinette (b 1927) married Luxman Wijesooriya (1926 -2006)

     Lakshini married Kingsly & Heinz

     Devika married Jaan. Son Michael

     Mano married Carmel. Son Rukshan

     Ravi

     Aloshi married Hawkan. Daughters: Alice & Judith

        David (b 1932) married Ranjanie Pieris

     Dishan

     Rukshan

     Ruwan

        Frank (b1934) married Winifreda Dias (1929 -2003)

     Nilenrda (b1957) married Chandrika francisku. Children: Nilakshika & Praveen

     Asoka (b1959) married Deepa Dias. Daughters: Dinali, Ashani & Dinithi

     Devapriya (b 1961) married Nishanthi. Children: Dilshan, Nilukshan & Sithmini

     Raveendra (b 1961) married Nelum Dias. Children: Ravindu & Malki

     Vinodanee 9b 1962) married Laksiri Goonewardene. Children: Lakshika, Ruvani & Ashen

        Lilly married Richard A. Fernando

        Ridley

        Sipila married Sipil Gomez

     Harshi

        Chrisanthi married Lloyd Salgado

     Surendra

     Miran

        Ranee married Shirley Fernando

     Rajitha

        Anutha married Sushila de Mel

     Anushan married Nelun Perera

     Avin

     Royen

     Nehara

     Shian married Samanthi Welgampola

     Prashan

     Pravin

        Ranjan

        Georgiana

        Theodore H. Wijayanayaka

     Linda

     Senaka

     Leo married Dorothy

     Lakshan

     Ben

      Don Lewis de Silva Weerasooriya

     7 Daughters

     Charles Henry

      ..

      Don Margiris de Silva Weerasooriya

     Dodanduwe Piyaratana Tissa of Sailabimbaramaya and Kumarakanda. Maha NayakaThero of the Amarapura Nikaya circa 1860s. Established Sri Lankas first Buddhist school in 1869. Commemorative postage stamp issued on 22 May 1984.

      Don Simon de Silva Weerasooriya

      Don Bastian de Silva Weerasooriya (d 1840)

      .

      Don Daniel de Silva Weerasooriya (d 1825)

      Don Johannes de Silva Weerasooriya, Police Officer and Patabendi Arachchi, 13 children

     Daughter

     Daughter

     Don Fredrick

     Daughter

     Daughter

     Daniel

        Caroline

        George

        Eddie

     Rev. George

     Muriel

     Lionel

     Bertram

     Florry

     Pearl married Goonewardene

     Laksri married Vinodini Weerasooriya (both d 1962). Children: Lakshika, Ruvani & Ashen

     Chandrakanti married Bastian Jayalath. Children: Geethi & Sharn

     Devendra married Mala: Children: Shehani & Naveen

     Suren married Samanmalie. Children: Surangi, Primila & Nuwan

     Priadeva married Kanthi. Sons: Harith & Supun

        Annie

        Eugene

        Johnnie

        Maggie

        Irene

        Rosina hami

     Daughter

     Amadoris

        Daughter

        Jan Joseph

        Ciciliana (d circa 1915) married Fredric de Silva Jayawardane (approx 1860 1935) of Bandarawatte, Ambalangoda circa 1885

        Laura Elsie (approx 1899 1972) married Heron de S Kularatne JPUM (1891 - 1955)  February 1918 (see Kularatne family of Galle - Family # 3094)

     Doyle Ubhayasiri (b.24/11/1918), Proctor, married Olga, daughter of John Rodrigo of Panadura on February 26 1921

     Harindra, Dental Surgeon, married Shirani Botheju. Children: Harsha & Angara

     Polinda married Priyanthi Edirisuriya. Children: Samudhi & Pubudhi

     Damon Gamini (b.02/03/1920), MBBS, 1st marriage Padmini, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Perera of Kalutara; 2nd marriage Sushila de Silva of Dodanduwa

     Navindra married Vino Jayasuriya of Mt Lavinia. Daughter Manique

     Rabindra died aged 3 years 9 months

     Sulari married Chandra Punchihewa of Galle. Son Kishan

     Archini married Harry Attygala. Son & Daughter

     Dr. Himashi, Neuro Surgeon, married Dr. Manjula , Anesthetist. Son: Himanju

     from 2nd marriage - Dr. Manori Piyumika

     Elsie Jinavineetha (b.26/05/1921) 1st marriage Berty Samarakoon, CCS, AGA Badulla (died of typhoid soon after marriage); 2nd marriage Harry Wijesekera

     Lathika married Jayantha Abeysekera. Children: Devinda & Anita

     Homitha married Dayan de Silva. Daughter: Niyomi

     Manilal married Anusha, daughter of Newton & Dotty de Silva. Sons: Sajith (married Heidi) & Lalindra

     Chareeni married Tissa de Silva, Engineer. Daughters: Sita & Samantha

     Jayalal married Mano, daughter of Danny and Daisy Wijesekera. Daughters: Tiara & Nedra

     Nalin married Ammu. Sons: Niko & Avin

     Eunice Nalini (b.20/11/1922) married Madduma Patabendige Dickson de Silva (b.20/02/1921, d. 03/12/2004), Dental Surgeon of Bandarawatte, Weligama

     Chareeni Chiranthi (b.1950) married Sarath, son of Isidor & Gertie (nee Jayasuriya of Weligama) Jayakuru of Jawatte. Children: Ranil Harshana & Manisha Thishani

     Vasantha Ranaraj (b.1957) married Shama Namali,  daughter of Tuduwage Hendry  & Paduma (nee Wickramasuriya of Beliatta) Silva of Matara. Son: Chaanuk Anoj (b.1987)

     Dulcie Ganendra (b.27/05/1925), BSc Maths (Hons), married Liyanage Harrison de Silva (b.28/03/1920, d. 19 March 1989) Proprietary planter, Matara

     Muhan (b. 27 May 1950, d 2009) married Dr.Yasuko of Japan

     Naomal (b. February 1955, m 25 June 1982) married Gothami Ganegoda of Colombo 3. Children: Sarinda & Dinelka

     Binal (b. March 1958)

     Percy Piyasena married Nambukarage Indira Shanti Weerakoon of Nupe House, Matara & Doreen Fernando of Dehiwala

     Kumudini Shanti (from 1st marriage) married Robert Louis Stevenson of Kirkcaldy Scotland. Daughter Lucinda Christy (Lucy)

     Rohan (2nd marriage) married from France. Son & daughter

     Melanie married Tissa Semage of Galle. Son & Daughter

     Pradeep married from Philippines. Son

     Rishi Enulasiri died at age of 23

     Irangani Padmalatha (b 25/06/1932) married Dr. Hudson Silva, Founder of the International Eye bank, son of Franciscu Hettige.. Silva of Indibedda Moratuwa

     Nandana married Ayomi, daughter of Keerthi & Pushpa Weragoda of Colombo. Sons: Varendra, Oshada & Minura

        John

     Uberis

        Hubert

       

        Albert

     Daughter

     Don David

        Sam S. (d.1894)

        Derek married Kamala

     Tyrone

     Ranmali

        Molly

        Mico married Wijesekera

        Sissie married Woody Silva

     Gamini

        Millie married F. Samaraweera

     Priya married Lakshman Kodippili

     Renuka married Williams. Daughters: Avanti & Asha

     Nirupa

     Swarna

     Frank

        Francis

        Walter

        Victor

        Alice Rebecca married Soysa

        Merle

        Hubert

        Stella

        Ellen

        Will

        John

     Langanie

     Neomal

     Senaka

     Tamara

     Ransirini

     Upal

        Gerald

     Chandra

     Sirima

     Leela

     Virani

        R. P. married Dora

        Morris married Emily

     Nandani married Thavapalan

     Mayuresh

     Tilak married Mirani

     Sahan

     Senal

     Semali

     Nisala

     Himali

     Nishana

     Deepa married Shantha Fernando

     Chanaka

     Ladhini

     Asoka married Nayomini

     Ayesh

     Akarsha

     Anargha

        Lena

        Evelyn

        Percy married Freda

     Srilal, (Lt. General, retired Army Commander ) married Dilhani

     Seth

     Rajeev

     Rushika married Mathew Heine

     Rukshani

     Laksman married Ruvini

     Romesh married Jeneen Sokolski. Daughter: Maya

     Viraine married Rachel Mueller. Daughter: Darby

     Shanaka married Rana. Daughter: Gianna

     Richard married Lanthe

     Chintha married Jerry McCollum. Daughters: Sunara, Sarah, Shyasha.

        Mary married a. D. O. Mendis Jayawardena

        Connie

        Doreen

        Estelle

        Edna married Justin de Mel.

     Geethal

     Mohan

        Sybil

        Hillary

        Florry

     Kumarini

     Nihal

     Rohini

     Sunil

        Cathleen

     Vajira

     Lalini

     Kumara

     Keerthi

        Justina married . Fernando

        Bannie

        Peter

        Arnold Alexander (1857 1888) He was the first non-European Colonel of the Salvation Army and second in command on the Indian sub-continent.     

        Agnes (b 1863) married Arthur Stephen Paynter

        Rev. Arnold married Valisa Watt

     Arthur

     Katherine

        Ada married Martin Greet

     Averil

     Noel David (26 Dec 1926 25 Dec 2000)

     Evangeline

     Christopher (Chris) Broadcaster, Actor (U. K.)

        David (1900- 1975) , David Paynter the Artist

        Eva

        J. W.

        Merle

     Ranjani

     Ruwani

     Hemal

     Chrisantha

        Martha Catherine (Maggie) married . Kodippili

        Cristobel married Denzil Fernando

     Madrupa married Oleap Fernando. Son Oshan married Gayathri

     Shyara married Arsakularatne

        Beryl married J. Weerasooriya

     Gihan married Shyamali.Children: gayani & Visal

        Enid married Paul Senaratne

     Rukma (d 1954) married Stan Weerasingha (d 1953). Son Tamika (d 1982)

     Anagi married Jim Lyles. 2 sons: Jehan & Devan

     Jagath married Sonali

     Giyan married Ruth

        Marjorie

     Kamala married Derek Weerasooriya

     Tyrone married Nalika. Sons Trevon & Trevin:

     Ranmali married Ranthi. Daughter Niluni

     Prema

        Lakshman married Priya

     Renuka married . Williams

     Avanthi

     Asha

     Nirupa

        Johnny

        Caroline Meraya married Louis Anthony Rodrigo Goonewardene

        James Anthony

     Millie married George Cooray

     Iranganie married Ben Fernando. Daughters: Malie, Roshi & Ishani

     Ranjith

     Dorothy

     Harold married Phyllis

     Premani married Ranjan. Daughter Ruvanthi

     Lilani

     Rachel married Edwin Wickramaratna

     Raymond married Laura

     Rajah

     Prasanna

     Priyadarshini

     Preethi

     Reggie married Sybil

     Savithri

     Ramani

     Gertrude married Simon Fernando

     Suraj married Dakshina. Children: Dinoshi & Sudesh

     Manik

     Manora

     Leslie married Dela

     Daughter

     Son

     Son

        Louisa Meraya (d. 1897)

        Samuel Arthur

        Harry

     Doris married Harold Nonis

     Harilal

     Prasad

     Stanley married Navamani

     Carmani

     Rukmal

     Vernon

     Soma married Brenda

     Preethi

     Manohari

     Siromi

     Hema married Harold de Mel

        Joseph Steven married Hilda de Mel

     Constance married N. E. de  Silva

     Indira married Devan. Children: Shireen, Arjan, Chamalie

     Anil

     Manik

     Ajith

     Phyllis

     Lucy

     Irene

     Hildie

        Peter Francis married Jessie Gunaratne

     Fanny

     Louis married Erma

     Lohan married Chrisanthi. Son Charith

     Sriyan married Minoli. Children: Johann, Manique & Mark

     Malik married Anula. 3 sons: Mahen, Praveen & Arun

     Nirmali married Hiran Jayathilleke. 2 daughters: Nihara & lahari

     Itheli

        Lydia Valencia married George Senaratne

     Estelle

     Paul married Enid Kodippili

     Rukma (d 1954) married Stan Weerasingha (d 1953). Son Tamika (d 1982)

     Anagi married Jim Lyles. 2 sons: Jehan & Devan

     Jagath married Sonali

     Giyan married Ruth

     Eunice married Denzil de Silva

     Minoli

     Nirmali

     Anil

     Cloe married Sam Buel

     Shamala

     Rajiv

     Priscila married Raj david, 2 daughters

     Myra married Bandu Weeraratne

     Ramani married Suraj Fernando

     Sanja married Anju, son and daughter

     Shahani marrieg Gaya, one son

        Charles Arnolis married Ray

     Cyril married Doris

     Douglas married Ninette

     Daphne married Frances Soertz, daughter & 2 sons

     Christopher married Dianne, 2 sons

     Roman

     Dennis

     Percy married Doris

     Linda

     Daughter

     Daughter

     Daughter

     Urasara

        Simon

        William

        S. R.

        A. P.

     Daughter

     Daughter

      Don Francison de Silva Weerasooriya

     Daughter married Goonewardena

     Robert Richard

        Alfred Richard

        Edwin Robert

        Hubert

     Shanthini married Clarence Perera

     Manel married Sessumi

     Rani married Asoka Wisamperuma

     Nelum married Sunil Jayaweera, son & daughter

     Nissanka married Anoma

     Nilukshika

     Dinushi

     Shehan

     Krishanthi married Pereira

     Treshan

        Lionel

     Semali

     Lakmali

        Greeta married P. A. L. (Kenny) Dias (d 1970)

     Austin Clement David

     Marina Suranganie

     Daughter

     Sarah married W. Edmund Silva

         Wilfred

     Daughter

     Podihamy married W. Stephen Silva

        Lional

 

 Web Site of Dodanduwa Weerasooriya family : http://dwfw.association.googlepages.com/home

 

Sooriyakatha Weerasooriya magazine: http://sundaytimes.lk/080622/Plus/timesplus0014.html

Updated  07/05/2009 by  Raaj_41@hotmail.com

Sources: Personal communications Mr. Hubert Weerasooriya and Mrs. Nalini de Silva 1973, Archival issues of Sooriya Journal , Sooriya Samaruwa and web site of Dodanduwa Weerasooriya family: http://dwfw.association.googlepages.com/home

 

 


  

Narrations for photographs (Weerasooriya Family of Dodanduwa Family # 3095)

 

 

Dodanduwe Piyaratana Tissa

 

Ven Sasanalankara Vinayacharya Siri Piyaratna Tissa Nayake Thera (Dodanduwe Piyaratana Tissa Thero),  Maha Nayaka Thero of The Amarapura Nikaya circa 1860s

 

 

Funeral of Ciciliana de Silva Jayewardene of  Ambalangoda

 

Funeral of Mrs Ciciliana de Silva Jayewardene Circa 1915 (daughter of Don Amadoris de Silva Weerasooriya)  wife of Frederic de Silva Jayewardene of Bandarawatte, Ambalangoda and Mother of Laura Elsie de Silva Kularatne (Family # 3094) of Fort, Galle

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Don David Weerasooriya

 

Mr & Mrs Don David Weerasooriya circa 1880. They went on to have 5 sons (including Arnolis Alexander) and 7 daughters.

 

 

David Weerasuriya family

 

Mrs Don David Weerasooriya and her seven daughters. Standing L to R: Justina Sophia (Mrs. Fernando), Agnes (Mrs. Arthur Paynter), Mary (Mrs Mendis Jayawardena) Seated:  Mico (Mrs. Wijesekera), Caroline Meraya (Mrs. Rodrigo Goonewardene),Martha Catherine - Maggie (Mrs. Kodippily), Alice Rebecca (Mrs. Soysa). Circa 1900.

 

 

Arnolis_Weerasooriya

Arnolis (Arnold) Alexander Weerasooriya (1857-1888). He was the first non-European Colonel of the Salvation Army and second in command on the Indian sub-continent.  http://www.dailynews.lk/2004/05/18/fea04.html    

Web Site of Dodanduwa Weerasooriya family :http://dwfw.association.googlepages.com/home

 

Sooriyakatha Weerasooriya magazine:http://sundaytimes.lk/080622/Plus/timesplus0014.html

 

Updated   21/01/2009 byRaaj_41@hotmail.com

Sources: Personal communications Mr. Hubert Weerasooriya and Mrs. Nalini de Silva 1973, Archival issues of Sooriya Journal , Sooriya Samaruwa and web site of Dodanduwa Weerasooriya family: http://dwfw.association.googlepages.com/home

 

 


 

           

       Arnolis Weerasooriya                                                              David Weerasooriya Family

 

        

                      

 

                                            

      Dodanduwa Piyaratana Tissa                            Funeral of Ciciliana de Silva Jayewardene of  Ambalangoda 

 

    

           Mr & Mrs Don David Weerasoriya