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Canon SENANAYAKE - Family #3113

Rev Cornelius Senanayake famous scholar and translator studied at C M S College, Kotte was born in June 1820 and was ordinated in June 1846, He became Colombo Chaplin in 1850 and served 40 years at the St Paul's Milagiriya Church and Christ Church Galkissa.

 

Rev Cornelius Senanayake acquired some 12 acres of land at Bambalapitiya, before the railway was built. he paid the Government Rs 750 per acre when the land in Cinnamon Gardens, then known as Kumbikele was being sold at Rs 5 per acre.  Cinnamon Gardens was still an overgrown jungle, when Kollupitiya and bambalapitiya and the coastline were being opened up with coconut groves. Rev Senanayake  died in June 1886. He had a large family vault-dutch style, built in the court yard in front of the Galkissa church. Here his body was interred also his sons and his grandson John Walter Senanayake and his great grandson D.Granville  Senanayake. . 

 

John Henry Senenayake son of Rev Cornelius was born in 1850 and died in 1935. he became the first Ceylonese Engineer to help build up Ceylon roads. He has a lane openned up on his land in Bambalapitiya and named it " Castle Street". His brother Brooke Senanayake likewise had a parallel lane built on his 5 acres which later came to be named " Mary's Road" still in evidence. Their two houses were names Castle and Rook after the game of Chess at which the family  excelled. It was John Henry Senanayake who married a cousin of Prime Minister  D. S. Senanayake. John Henry Senanayake lost his properties on a mortgage to settle the debts of his brother in law J H Meedeniya

1  Senathypathi K H V Senanayake

 2  Rev Cornelius (Canon) Senanayake, b June 1820-d15/6/1886 (St Paul's Milagiriya, Christ Church Dehiwela 1861-1886, & Thimbirigasyaya) + Obeyesekere

    3  Regina Senanayake + John Obeysekere  b 1830

        4  Dionysius C.F. Obeysekere, Crown Proctor of Galle, was educated at Colombo Academy later known as Royal College, died in 1917 (Crown Proctor Galle 1908) (b approx 1870)

            5  J E M Obeyesekere, b:April 25, 1899, Richmond/STC, Advocate 1922, Crown Counsel 1924, Barrister at Law-Greys Inn, Deputy Solicitor General, Died at 46 years. J.E.M. took to teaching at All Saints College, Galle and later became lecturer in Mathematics at the Government Training College, Colombo, succeeding E.W. Kannangara who passed into the Ceylon Civil Service in 1919. It was at the Training College that he met his future wife.

                6  Ralph Obeyesekere

                6  Anil Jayantha Obeyesekere, b:18/5/1938, d:26/2/2007, STC Mt Lavinia, Presidents Counsel, Chairman Petroleum Corp 1994-2001, Chairman SL Telecom 2004-2006,Chairman Lake House)

          Married Irangani Eheliyagoda (Sister of Percy Eheliyagoda)

                    7  Eromi Obeyesekere

                    7  Prasanna Obeyesekere

                6  Mahen Obeyesekere

                6  Valeri Obeyesekere

                6  Rajitha I Obeyesekere (Presidents Counsel)

                6  Sriyani Obeyesekere

 

         4  Hope Obeyesekerre + Edith Ganegoda (d/o Disawe Gonagoda)
              5  Sumana Obeyesekere + James Henry de Livera

                 6 Daisy de Livera

                 6 Sita de Livera

                 6 Ratna de Livera

                 6 Juanita de Livera

                 6 Rukmani de Livera

                 6 Erin de Livera

               5  Seetha Obeyesekere

               5  Upatissa Obeyesekere + Moreen

                  6 Krishantha Obeyesekere + Niranjala Samarakkody

                     7 Dileni Obeyesekere

                     7 Andrew Obeyesekere

                  6 Sriyan Obeyesekere

                  6 Suranganee Obeyesekere

                  6 Indrani Obeyesekere

               5  George Obeyesekere

                 5  Manik (Bunny) Obeyesekere

               5  Duncan Obeyesekere + Wijesinghe

                  6  Warrel Obeyesekere + Rani Obeyesekere

                  6  Gihan Obeyesekere

                  6  Kumarini Obeyesekere

                  6  Dilip Obeyesekere

                  6  Dilushi Obeyesekere

               5 Indrani Obeyesekere

               5 Stanley Obeyesekere d:2011

               5 Leela Obeyesekere

               5 Ruby Obeyesekere

               5 Alien Obeyesekere

            4  Emily Florence Obeyesekere + James Samarasinghe

               5 Fidella Samarasinghe

               5 Margie Samarasinghe

               5 Brixdous Samarasinghe

               5 Godfry Samarasinghe

               5 George Samarasinghe

               5 Willie Samarasinghe

               5 Bertie Samarasinghe

               5 Winnie Samarasinghe

               5 Douglass Samarasinghe

            4 Akland Obeyesekere + Olive de Silva

               5 Adaline Obeyesekere

               5 Christy Obeyesekere

               5 Moreen Obeyesekere

               5 Faith Obeyesekere + Ranee

                  6  Manel Obeyesekere

                  6  Priya Obeyesekere d2011

                  6  Lakshi Obeyesekere

               5 Eardly Obeyesekere

            4 Corneliya Helen Obeyesekere + John Edward Senanayake

               5 Constance May Ranee Senanayake

               5 Edward Nandakumar Senanayake

               5 Iris Senanayake

               5 Conrad Senanayake

               5 Neeta Senanayake

             4 John Alvin Obeyesekere + Myrtille Alice (Grace)

               5 Hilda Alexandra Obeyesekere

               5 Quinta Obeyesekere

               5 Peace Obeyesekere

               5 Holly Obeyesekere

               5 Nivvy Obeyesekere

             4 Lilian Grace Obeyesekere +(m1) Julias Ratnayake

               5 Mercis Ratnayake

             4 Lilian Grace Obeyesekere +(m2) Arthur Fredrick Wijesinghe

               5 Sumana Wijesinghe

          3  Brook Senanayake, Government Servant + Ms Gooneratne (Mary's Road, Bambalapitiya)

             4  Dora Senanayake (inherited 32 acres of real estate at the far end of Mary's Road, Bambalapitiya)

             4  daughter (was killed in a fire)

          3  2nd spouse of Brook Senanayake, Government Servant + Laura Senanayake of Botale (Mary's Road, Bambalapitiya)

            4  Griselda Senanayake, died at the age of 29 + Roland Seneviratne

               5  Lucien Seneviratne

               5  Rowena Seneviratne

                   6  Sriyani

                   6 Christopher 

            4  son, died, unmarried, at the age of 19

            4  son

            4  Phoebe Senanayake + Karunaratne

               5  Shelah Karunaratne (unmarried)

               5  Haig Karunaratne (unmarried)

               5  Brian Karunaratne + Thilaka

                  6  daughter

                  6  son

                  6  son

                  6  son

 

         3  John Henry Senanayake 1850-1935 + Elizebeth Siriwardena

            4 Harriot Senanayake

 

            4  John Walter Senanayake 1890-1973 + Sumana Dullewa

               5  Marcia Senanayake

               5  D Granville Senanayake + Mearle Wijeykoon

                  6 Sajaya Senanayake + Dunya Pinto Jayawardena

                     7 Druvi Senanayake

                     7 Shanel Senanayake

                     7 Dhiran Senanayake

               5  Judith Senanayake

               5  Yvonne Senanayake

               5  Rosmary Senanayake

               5  Brian Senanayake + Shellagh Rosmarie

                  6 Jerome Senanayake

                  6 Shimali Senanayake

               5  Indrani Senanayake + Cyril Raymond Wikramanayake (Lawyer) 1922-1990

                  6 Anil Wikramanayake b1956(MD-HJS Condiments Ltd)+ Sharnika Thevarapperuma

                     7 Anisha Wikramanayake + Kushlan Edirisooriya

                     7 Neluka Wikramanayake

                  6 Gihan Wikramanayake

                  6 Sharmini Wikramanayake

 

             4  Dr Oswald Senanayake

 

             4  Nancy Lorna Senanayake + Cyril Herbert Wikramanayake(Lawyer)1889-1963

                 5 Cyril Raymond Wikramanayake (Lawyer) 1922-1990 + Indrani Senanayake

                   6 Anil Wikramanayake b1956(MD-HJS Condiments Ltd)+ Sharnika Thevarapperuma

                       7 Anisha Wikramanayake + Kushlan Edirisooriya

                       7 Neluka Wikramanayake

                   6 Gihan Wikramanayake

                   6 Sharmini Wikramanayake

                5 Mark Wikramanayake (First Sri Lankan Actuary) + Rita Perera


            4  Clement Senanayake + Daisy

                5 Ranjith Senanayake

           

             4  Mercy Octavia Senanayake

             4  Richard Senanayake + Ina Wikramanayake

                5 Rani Senanayake

                5 Lakshmi Senanayake

                5 Lalini Senanayake

                5 Lakshman Senanayake

                5 Manel Senanayake

                5 Mignon Senanayake

                5 Sherene Senanayake

 

             4  Given Waldo Senanayake + Dora Magdalene Senanayake(Senanayake family 3001)

                5 Rowena Senanayak d1984

                5 Chitranee Senanayake + Mahendrageeva Seneviratne

                   6 Dehan Seneviratne + Eresha Hattotuwa

                      7 Akhila Seneviratne

                   6 Ranil Seneviratne

                   6 Asha Seneviratne

 

             4  Alfred Daniel Senanayake + Saraha Panditharatne

                5  Elizebeth Senanayake

                5  Malini Senanayake

                5  Daniel Senanayake + Yogeswari Kumari Weerakoon

                   6 Chamindra Senanayake

                   6 Vinoli Senanayake

                   6 Hasanthi Senanayake

                   6 Chamari Senanayake

                5  Marion Senanayake

                5  Laurie Senanayake

                5  Chitra Senanayake

                5  Harischandra Senanayake

                5  Hiranthi Senanayake

                5  Priyantha Senanayake

                5  Deidre Senanayake

                5  Mahendra Senanayake


             4  Reeni Senanayake

 

          3  Corneliia Magdeline Emily Senanayake + John Henry Meedeniya Adigar (1867-1931)

            4  Adeline Meedeniya + Sir Alfred Francis Molamure d:1951 (Speaker)

                5  Seetha Molamure + L J Seneviratne

            4  Ruby Alice Meedeniya + Don Richard Wijewardene 1886-1950 Lake House

                5 Nalini Wijewardena d 5/6/2011 + Esmond Wickremasinghe

                  6  Ranil Wickremasinghe, b:1949 (Prime Minister-1993-1994,2001-2004,2015) + Maitree Wickremasinghe (Dept of English Kelaniya University)

                  6  Shan Wickremasinghe (TNL)

               5  Ranjith Wijewardene + Ranjini Senanayake

                  6  Ruwan Wijewardene b:1975 MP

                  6  Sujan Wijewardene

               5  Seewali Wijewardene

                  6  Anil Wijewardene

               5  Rani Wijewardene d May 2007 + George Gomes

                  6  Janaki Gomes + Sena Wijewardena

                  6  Rajitha Gomes

                  6  Shalini Gomes + Hurulle

               5  Kusuma Wijewardena d2006 + Lal Gooneratne d2004 (Stc)

                  6  Ayoma Gooneratne + Shanthi Wijesundere

                  6  Arjun Gooneratne + Roshi Wijewardene

                  6  Amitha Gooneratne + Cyanthi

                  6  Arushi Gooneratne + Nihal Wadugodapitiya

            4  Hercules Joseph Meedeniya

 

     2 Ursula Senanayake + David de Zeilva Wikremanayake b1797

        3 Rev Henry Wikramanayake

        3 Nicholas Wikramanayake

        3 Johannes Wikramanayake

        3 Solomon Wikramanayake

        3 Corneliya Wikramanayake

        3 Charles Edward Wikramanayake 1843-1936 + Cecilia Sooriarachchi Amarasekara

           4 Cyril Herbert Wikramanayake (Lawyer)1889-1963 +Nancy Senanayake

              5 Cyril Raymond Wikramanayake (Lawyer) 1922-1990 + Indrani Senanayake

                 6 Anil Wikramanayake b1956(MD-HJS Condiments Ltd)+ Sharnika Thevarapperuma

                    7 Anisha Wikramanayake + Kushlan Edirisooriya

                    7 Neluka Wikramanayake

                 6 Gihan Wikramanayake

                 6 Sharmini Wikramanayake

              5  Mark Wikramanayake (1st Sri Lankan Actuary)+ Rita Perera

 

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John Walter Senanayake

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William Henry Meedeniya Adigar with wife

Cornelya Senanayake , daughters Ruby &Adaline.

 

Prepared by : Anil Wikramanayake.

Date           : 7th January 2016.