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MADUGALLE - Family #3116

The village or Wasagama of Madugalle is in Gampaha Korale East of Upper Dumbara and is bounded by Gandeke Korale in the North and Kanpala KJorale in the North East, and by Palispattu and Udasiya Pattuwa in the West. The village or Wasagama of Galahitiyawa family which had very early connections to the Madugalle family is in Kewulgama in Gampaha Korale West in Upper Dumbara. The village of Giddawa is in Palispattu, East of Lower Dumbara, and the village of Udispattuwa is in Uda Siya Pattuwa, North of Upper Dumbara. These two villages are situated within the power bases of some prominent office holding Kandyan Gentry, during the early years of the Kandyan Kingdom. Families from all villages mentioned have had connections to the Madugalle family.

According to all available records the complete name of the family including the Wasagama, the Honorifics and the Titular names will read as Madugalle-Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse. However, there is a variation in the honorifics found in the family name that is used by the descendants of Madugalle senior, viz, Salu Wadane Nilame. The variation reads - Madugalle - Divakara Wickremasinghe - Rajapakse ..... the origins of which are explainable. Those honorifics have been derived from the Garunama of the Moragaha Madiththa Branch of the Amunugama Family from Patha Dumbara, and have been derived in the maternal lineage of this branch. It should also be noted that on a few occasions and in certain documents the Pata Bandi Nama Weerasekera as Wickremasekera. There are rare occasions when the written order of the honorific interchanges or intermixes. eg; It is sometimes written as Rajakarunatilleke, ie; "Rajapakse" & "Karunatilleke" taken together. These are nothing but pure transcriptional variations of the imaginative type.

Fam;ly and individual names, together with the corresponding Wasagama, Garunama, or Pata Bandi Nama, and the Nila Nama, f those who belong to the Kandyan gentry since the early part of the seventeenth century frequent various recorded sources, which cover the last phases of Sinhale, ending in 1818 AD. Nevertheless, only a very few of these families and individuals possessed the distinction of having their names associated prominently with the most historic of events; events which could not under any circumstances be excluded from the annals of a nation. However, such distinction was never the exclusive right of a fortunae few. Sometimes, history provides equal opportunity even for the most unfortunate among them.

It s events that make history. The normal person, not particularly good, not particularly bad, moderate, the docile or the soluble, will rarely set his or her stamp on history irrespective of the circumstances if they were capable of wither creating events or going with them, their names would not be easily blotted out from historical records. Incapable of being effaced, lost or forgotten, the contributions of these individuals and their kin do go a long way to make history intelligible, to both the historian and the average person. One such individual was Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame, the initiator of the war of independence from British domination during the years of 1817 and 1818. He was not the kind of person who would await events in order to go with them. Some would do that merely to gain publicity. Being no normal person, he would rather create history. Thus, it would be most appropriate to commence the narration of a family's history with his contribution to the history of this nation.

The King, at that time, had found a man among his chiefs with the necessary qualities to fill the position of Chief Officer in charge of Uda Gabadawa, and this man was, Madugalle-Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse, a scion of the Madugalle family of Uda Dumbara. King Sri Wickrama's Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame; the Chief of His Majesty's private store, was one of those officials that the third British Governor of Ceylon, Lt Col Sir Robert Browrigg, had reappointed to office between Mar 3 & 5 in 1815, at the historic Magul Maduwa, the audience hall in Kandy.

It was during this era that many of the Kandyan Chief's were involved in a struggle to evict the British from Ceylon and while some took favor with the British, supported them and spied for them, others fought against them invoking he Blessings of nthe various Devale's to be rid of the Colonial rulers forever as it was the custom of the people to seek Divine intervention in such situations of oppression and occupation. While the Bhikku's appear to be in the forefront of the attempt to install a Buddhist King back on the throne of Kandy, he first layman of position to be implicated together with these Buddhist Monks was Madugalle-Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse, the Uda Gabada Nilame of the late King. The informant in this instance was Millewe (Snr) alias Dunuwila Rajakarunadhara Ekanayake Dharmakeerthi Mudiyanse alias Pinnapaya Disawa, a former Maha Disawa of Matale, who was both the Disawa of Wellassa and Bintenne under the King as well as under the British.

It was the young Mahipala Akrakuruppu Wickramasinha Basnayake Mudiyanse alias Eknaligoda Kodituwakku Mohottala from Sabaragamuwa, who by 1817, was the first person to report to Major Hardy of the British Forces, guarded language, that some Bhikku had sounded him about joining in an attempt to expel the British from the Kandyan Kingdom. This information led to the arrest and dispatch to Colombo of three Bhikkus, viz; Ihagama Ratnapala Unnanse of Harispattuwa, Poddalgoda Unnanse of Dumbara, and Kapuliyadde Unnanse of Hewaheta, all from within the core of the Kandyan country. Though they escaped from detainment at Beminiwatte, a hamlet near Ma Oya, which is a natural bounday between the Maha Disawani of Sabaragamuwa and Satara Korale (the Four Korales), and belonging to the Pilimatalawe family, the last two detainees were recaptured, while Ihagama Unnanse made good with the assistance of the loyal. Many years later it was revealed that the Monk was alive as a layman in the Maha Disawani of Sath Korale. By August the same year, another minor chief of Sabaragamuwa, Mahawelatenne Wickremasinghe Chandrasekera Seneviratne Mudiyanse, Mohottala of Meda Korale of Hela UdaPalatha, was sending to his kin across the border, unsigned messages written on sections of Talipot Palm leaf, commonly known as Talpath, purporting to contain the views of leading personalities of Uva, about the British Administration. These Talpath curiously ended up in the hands of the British. By September 1815, Eknaligoda and Mahawaltenne, the brothers from Sabaragamuwa were visiting Colombo with a memorandum, setting out the family history and a record of their own services to the British, with a request for a perpetual grant of 2 Gabadagam. As reported in the diary of Mr John D'Oyly, on the 15 Jan 1813, Eknaligoda Mohottala had been in the Kings disfavor by January 1813, and his Gabadagama Nivitigala, had been taken from him. Consequently, Brownrigg was describing the Mohottala as "the sole exception amongst so many unreliable Chief's". He was one of the minor Chief's of Sabaragamuwa who was rewarded with two 2 Gabadagam including the Madige, which is the Department by Oxen, of the Four Korale during the years 1815-1818, and on the suppression of the war on independence further rewarded by the British with the office of Disawa of Kuruwita and Atakalan Korales, in 1818. It was certainly a lucrative business to be the new found informant under British rule. All the while, the traditional spy and informant, The Moor, not to be outdone, made sure that they continued to have their share in treachery. Governor Brownrigg was using them in an extensive system of espionage, because the dissatisfaction and unrest among the people of Kande UdaRata was fast growing and the  British could not ignore it any longer.

The Maha Naduwa, the highest tribunal in the days of the King, presided over by the British Resident Mr John D'Oyly, in the absence of a living King, and comprising the Adikarams, the elder Molligoda and Kapuwatte Pilimatalawe Nilame; the Disawa's Mampitiya Nilame of Thun Korale, Dullewe Nilame of Walapane and Millewe Nilame of Wellassa, together with the Chief Superintendent of the principal Government Stores Maha Gabada Nilame Kadigamuwe, the Commander of the artillery troops - Halangoda Kodituwakku Lekam, who was also the Basnayake Nilame of the Natha Devalaya in Kandy, the Commander of the archers - Haliela Dunkara Lekam and the Chief of the Military Rolls Department, - Maha Lekam Mampitiya Bandara, meeting on 15 Sep 1816 at the Magul Maduwa, the audience hall in Kandy tried Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame.

The charges read attempting to induce the Nayaka Unnanse to remove the Dante Dhatu (Sacred Tooth Relic) from Maha Nuwara, and invoking the Deva's (Gods) to rid the country of the British and re-establish a Sinhalese King. The trial was conducted according to Sinhalese procedure. Bhikku evidence based on the principle of Pancha Seela, the five noble truths; the truth of lay evidence sworn at the Dadmunda Devata Bandara Kovila within the Maha Vishnu Davalaya premises and also at the Pattini Devalaya, both situated in close proximity to the Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Kings Palace at Kandy.

When consulted, the opinion of the Chief's were that the charges were established. Madugalle Ud Gabada Nilame had indeed sent one witness, Polwatte Unanse, and others to the Saman Devalaya at Aluth Nuwara Mahiyangana in Bintenne and to the Maha Kataragama Devalaa of Ruhunu, both belonging to the Maha Disawani of Uva in those times, to make offerings, recite Vas Kavi, verses with malificent sounds and Pali Soloka verse in adoration of the Deva's (deity) which were incribed on Talpath or palm leaves all with the intention of invoking their blessings to rid Sinhale of the British. Interestingly, two years before on Feb 15 1815, the Brahmans of Jaffnapattam had offered Governor Brownrigg assistance of skilled magicians to capture he King of Kandy and secure Sinhale for the British, together with prayers to the Gods at the same Maha Kataragama Devalaya in Ruhunu, to preserve the British and their authority over the Kandyan country. Significantly, Madugalle Nilame's first choice for the reverse process was the Sumana Saman Devalaya of BIntenne, situated very close to his ancestral hoe town of Mahiyangana.

In the opinion f the Chief's of the Maha Naduwa, the highest juidicial tribunal under the Kandyan system, Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame's acts amounted to disloyalty, which were punishable by confiscation of property and even death, under Kandyan Law, depending on the Kings will. The Kandyan Sinhala custom demanded that the Head of State fix the measure of the punishment in such cases. The Chief's of he Maha Naduwa pointed it out that according to the principles of Kandyan Sinhala Law those who had suffered no injury could not meet out the penalty and that it was the duty of the Resident and the Governor to do so. Hence, pronounced by Brownrigg himself from Colombo, sentence was passed, that Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame be imprisoned at the Fort of Jaffnapattanam, with the term left indeterminate, as requirfed by the very same Kandyan custom. The Nilame's acts according to the warrant of committment read, "Contrary to his duty and allegiance to the British Government and against the Laws and institutions of the Kandyan Provinces" allegiance to the British Government was the furthest in this Nilame's mind while conformation to the laws and institutions of the Kandyan Provinces would have been natural to this Nilame, had they continued to exist. But in their absence, and due to the non availability of the "living King" this uncompromising son of Sinhale in whom dubiety was no characteristic was ready to lead a nations struggle to regain those consecrated and revered institutions of our land.

The imprisoned Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame was first sent from Kandy down to Colombo prior to the journey to Jaffna. While the Nilame was in confinement at Colombo, the white rice allocated to him as in the case of all detainees was considered unwholesome by his relatives in Dumbara. On request by his uncle Madugalle Gajanayake Nilame, the Chief of the Department of Royal Elephant Stables, and the Uda Gabada Nilame's brother, Madugalle Kuda Gabada Nilame, the Governor permitted the state prisoner 4 pingoles of brown rice from his own property in Dumbara with a pingo of provisions and a vessel of oil for anointing the head.

As vividly described by Paul E Pieris, in his work "Sinhale and the Patriots", by the 7 of December 1817, the Uda Gabada Nilame was on his way to Jaffna in a palanquin on a journey of 204 miles by land. The route lay via Negombo across Maha Oya to Maravila and to the Fort at Halawatha (Chilaw). From there it was to Uda Pankarai across the blue clay of Mundal Lagoon and passed Madurankuli to Puttalam. From there 22 miles North lay the clay bogs of Pomparippu, which had to be approached via Navatkadu, where King Veera Parakrama Narendra Singha had his Kadu Bandina Mangalaya (a part of Rpoyal inauguration festival). It is recorded that the Mosque there used to proudly display the flag and silver tassles that King Narendra Singha had presented to the Moors on that occasion. Passing these, Madugalle Nilame and his escort of twelve men had to reach Arippu via Marichcha Katty, a total distance of near 13 miles from Colombo. From there they travelled to Mantota and up to the small Dutch Fort at Kalmunai. The land route ending here was three miles across the sea to Columbuturaa and to the Portuguese settlement of Parangitheru, with another 75 miles ending outside the Portuguese Fort of our Lady of Miracles in Jaffnapattam.

During a short period of two years under British Occupation, the religiously edifices within the city of Kandy were found to be in much neglect and in an apparent bid to appease the Chief's Brownrigg announced at an audience on 12 Aug 1817, that Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame had been released from detention in honor of the Prince Regent's Birthday celebrations in England. While announcing the release the Governor had expressed the hope that, in the future, the Chief's would their allegiance voluntarily to the British Government. Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame was brought back from Jaffnapattanam via Colombo to Kandy on a palanquin and was permitted to join his wife and children in Dumbara.

The city of Mahiyangana which belonged to the Maha Disawa of Uva, was included in the administrative division of Bintenne during the early years of the Kandyan Kingdom, and it had seen the origins of the Madugalle Paramparawa, the Family Tree. According to ancestral records, the Madugalle family pedigree is from Lambakanna Lamani Kula descent. While later traditions traced the origins of the Lambakanna to the Princes who had come from North India with the sacred Bodhi Tree, the Sinhalese form of this clan name is "Lamani", and it has been used as the equivalent of Palilekhaka - "Scribe". Wherefore, it appears, at the time their forefathers were first mentioned as a clan in the historical record of Lanka, they held influential positions as scribes of the Kings. The Lambakanna Wamsa pedigree and descent of the Madugalle family commences from a Prince named Jana Vasabha Kumaraya and a Princess named Pubbhari Kumari, and the pedigree is known as the Ankura-Sirisamgahabo Parapura on the main line, and Galahitayawa Bodhi Raja Wamsa on the maternal line.

This is the main line of the "Sirisamgahbodhi Parapura" which had produced three Princes, from the Lambakanna Vamsa resident in Mahiyangana to succeed to the throne of Raja Rata in Anuradhapura, between the years 247 and 266 AD. This was during the reign of the first Lambakanna Dynasty of Lanka, which comenced with King Vasabha about the year 65 AD. These three Princes were Sanghahatissa I, Sirisamgahabodhi (S. Dahami Sirisanghabo), and Gothabahya (Meghawanna Abhaya S Golu Aba). The second of these brothers, Sirisamghabodhi was King of Lanka between 251 AD and 153 AD. The prefiguration-"Ankura"-Associated with the Madugalle pedigree means - potential, - and it is in this tradition that King SiriSanghabodhi was considered a potential Buddha or a Bodhisatva under Mahiyana influenced thinking in Lanka. The early descendants of the family used this prefiguration to imply the Lambakanna Clan connections. Thus the Madugalle family has had its roots among the Lambakanna Princes of Mahiyangana from very early times.

The Lamani Kula Lsambakanna descendants of he Madugalle family from Gampaha Korale of Uda Dumbara had married from the BodhiRaja Vamsa of the Galahaitiyawa Abeysinghe Dissanayake Wasala Atapattu Maha Mudiyanse's family in the village of Kevulgama, situated in Gampaha Korale West of Uda Dumbara, and the earliest male descendant from the family is Madugalle Rajapakse Karunatilleke Mudalindu. With his Garu and Patabandi Nama, he was known as, Rajapakse Karunatilleke Jayasundera Ekanayake Mudalindu, alias "Madugalle Haluwadana Nilame", and  he was Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara in 1638. The Patabandi name of "Jayasundera" was bestowed on him by King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687) when this Nilame led a section of the Kings forces on Sunday 28 (Palm Sunday) and Monday 29 March 1638 at the Battle Gannoruwa, and defeated the invading Portuguese Army. This invasion was led by the Portuguese General Diogo de Mello de Castro, the Captain General of the Portuguese in Ceylon during his second term of office from 1636-1638. The rout of the Portuguese was such that the entire Sinhale, inclusive of those who were loyal to the King of Kandy living in Portuguese held areas, arose in arms, and the Portuguese had to withdraw from Menikkadawara and Malwana to the Fort at Colombo and seek military assistance from Goa in India.

Folklore of that era also relates a tale where King Rajasingha II of Kandy, on a visit to Dumbara, solicited a lady of the Galahitiyawa family. Family lore has it that the result of this union between the King and the Galahitiyawe maiden happened to be a son known as Giddawe Bandara, who also married a Galahitiyawe ;lady and lived at Teldeniya. Later the Matale lands of his natural uncle, Prince Vijayapala (The Prince of Matale with his seat of power at Godapola), devolved on Giddawe Bandara when the former fled to the Portuguese to escape the wrath of his half-brother Rajasinghe II. The descendants of Giddawe Bandara living in the Wasagama of Ellapola, Purijjala, Kotabegedera, and Halangoda in Matale, have had continuous connections with their kin in Dumbara since the days of Rajasinghe. Though the specifics of which are not available, the maimn feature of these relationships has been many cross-cousin marriages among the Madugalle, Halngoda, Kotuwegedera and Purijjala families well up to the second half of the XXth Century. The continuance of nthis feature in succeeding generations being come, bearing testimony to these connections, a paddy field named "Madugalle Kumbure" exist in the village of Ellepola, near Pallepatwela in Matale, to date.

King Rajasinghe II of Kandy died at the Palace of Hanguranketa in December 1687. The son of the victorious Madugalle Nilame, who had been honored by the late King in 1638, served the succeeding King Vimaladharmasuriya II (1687-1707). Inheriting his fathers skills at war this Madugalle Nilame, with the assistance of five other Chief's of Dumbara and Hewaheta, led the KIng's forces at  Mahiyangana in 1698, to defeat the Dutch invasion of Kande Uda Rata, ordered by the Dutch Governer Gerrit de Heere. This was an invasion after five years of peace between the Dutch Company and the KIng of Kandy. This NIlame was known as Madugalle (Rajapakse) Karunatilleke Jayasundera Mohottarachchi Nilame alias "Ekanayake Mudah" alias Madugalle Meda Mahanuwara Maha Gabada Nilame, of King Vimaladharmasuriya II. He was the Madugalle "Meda Maha Nuwara Adikaram" the Rate Adikaram who was also Dissawe of Dumbara in the year 1699. For his services in war, the King bestowed the honorific "Weerasekera" on him and he was entrusted with the construction of seven Royal Public Stores (Gabadawa) with the assistance of three other local Chiefs. He is also credited with the capture of three Kaffir assassins sent by the Catholic Missionary to assasinate Belivita Saranankara when the Ganninnanses was serving the succeeding King Narendra Singha (1707-1739). This Madugalle Meda Maha Nuwara Adikaram Nilame alias "Dumbara Disawa Rate Adikaram" held office up to his demise circa 1739, which was during the early years of the reign of King Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe, the first Nayake King on the Kandyan Throne. TRhough informatiuon about his wifes background is scarce it is on record that he has had two sons.

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1  Madugalle Meda Maha Nuwara Adikaram Nilame alias "Dumbara Disawa Rate Adikaram", d:circa 1739 + Name Not KNown

    2  Madugalle Rajapakse Karunatilleke Jayasundera "Wasala Muhandiram" (Maduve) alias Madugalle Pallewahala Maha Gabada Nilame, Chief Superintendent of the Principal Government Store + Moragaha Madiththe Kumarihamy alias Nuwara Mahatmayo, a lady from the "Uda Walauwa" or "Upper Residence" of the Amunugama Abeykon family of Pahatha Dumbara

        3  Madugalle Kumarihamy + Talagune Ulpange Aramudale Bannaku Nilame, d:15-Dec-1819, Accountant of the Royal Bath Establishment (1812-1815) who came from the village of Talagune in Gandeka Korale of Upper Dumbara. He was also Ran Ayudage Lekam, the Secretary of the Royal Arms House (1815-1816), and was also known as Talagune Anilabadde Nilame (1815-1818). Joined the war for freedom and his hands were confiscated and he was banished to Mauritius where he died of Cholera on 15 Dec 1819.

        3  Madugalle Salu Wadana Nilame, principal officer in charge of the Royal Wardrobe of Kind Sri Wickrema. Lived at the original Madugalle Walauwa in Gampaha Korale in Uda Dumbara. He and his descendants used the honorific title "Divakara Wickremasinghe" prior to the part honorific of Rajapakse, and omit the other two Patabandi Nama of "Karunatilleke" and "Jayasundera" in their original full family name. They have opted to use the honorifics "Divakara" and "Wickremasinghe" derived from the maternal family name of the Amunugama Clan from Moragaha Madiththa in Patha Dumbara to which "Ratwatte Deva Metta Disawa", the son of "Ratwatte Loku Nilame", the Disawa of Dumbara & wife "Meegastenne Kumarihamy" belonged. What is significant is how affiliations such as this, provide variations to the family names of the different branches of the same family. + Name Not Known

            4  Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Rajapakse Loku Bandara alias Kahambiliyawela Nilame, identified thus due to his residency in a village by that name which is situated in Medasiya Pattuwa, Matale South. He was officially known as Madugalle Paindakara Nilame, the officer in charge of the state messenger department. + Pitawela Dingiri Amma Kumarihamy, b:circa 1836, daughter of "Pitawela Lekam", the brother in law of Madugalle Gajanayake Nilame from the Wasagama of Pitawela in Gampaha Korale East in Upper Dumbara. Grand daughter of nPitawela Disawa, the Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara circa 1815, who Was involved in the war of Independence and was one of those who was banished to the Isle of France in the Mauritius and was able to return to Ceylon in 1827.

                5  daughter + Pitawela Arachchi

                5  Madugalle Tikiri Banda alias Dingiri Bandara + lady from the Pallewella family from the Wasagama or Village by that name within the Arachchi Wasama of Mediwake in Gampaha Korale west of Upper Dumbara.

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            4  Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Rajapakse Madduma Bandara, resident at Rambukwella Uda Walauwe in 1813 + granddaughter of Rambukwella Muhandiram Nilame of Dumbara

                5  Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Ran Bandara, "Arachchi Mahatmaya" alias Rambukwella Dissanaike Mudiyanselage Walauwa Ran Bandara + Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Rajapakse Wasala Mudiyanselage Tikiri Kumarihamy, of Rambukwella

                    6  Wijayaratne Bandara Madugalle alias "Arachchi Mahatmaya", b:10 Sep 1893, d:5 Jan 1973 equivalent to Buddha era 2516,came to live at the Madugalle Temple in Malwatte Viharaya as a seven year old and attended Dharmarajah College in Kandy. He entered TCK where he completed his strudies up to the Junior Cambridge level. Joined the GCS in 1915 and served mainly at the Kachcheri of Kandy and Matale up to 1923. The lure of his secluded early life amidst the Sangha, the learned Monks at the Malwatte Viharaya, appears to have been irressistible as he resigned from Govt Service and returned to the Malwatte Temple. Completed his studies at the Sangharajah Pirivena in Kandy. Five years later he entered the Order in the "Siyam" Nikaya and was ordained by his tutors the Most Ven Madugalle Siddhartha and the Most Ven Telwatte Mahanaga Sri Ratnapala Vidane Anunatake of Malwatte Chapter on 13 Jun 1928 as Ven Madugalle Sri Sumana Siddhartha Dhammasidhi. Succeeded the Ven Rambukwella Sri Siddhartha, the scholarly Monk and lecturer at the University of Ceylon in Eatsern Languages to the "Karaka" Sabhawa, which is the main council of monks of the Malwatte Chapter of the "Siyam" Maha Nikaya on 16 Apr 1941. Was promoted to the Jeshta Karaka Sabha, the Supreme Inner Council of the Chapter. Succeeded the Most Ven Amunugama "Rajaguru Sri Nivasa Vipassavidane" on 24 Nov 1969, the late Mahanayake of the Siyam Nikaya of the Malwatte Chapter to be the Most Ven 23rd Maha Nayake of the Malwatte Chapter and of the entire Siamese Sect in Sri Lanka. Cojntinued to be the Chief Incumbent of Makulutenne Raja Maha Viharaya, the family Temple at Uda Weragama Kaikawala Matale and of Galle Viharaya of Harispattuwa. Commenced rebuilding he Sangharaja Pirivena which had been started by his Guru and was happy to see the completion of the main building and the massive retaining wall by the Sangharaja Mawatha; funds to which were obtained from the common fund of Adam's Peak, the "Sripadastanaya Aramudala".  + Tikiri Kumarihamy

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                5  Madugalle Bandara, b:30 Nov 1865. d:1940. Ordained as Madugalle Sri Siddhartha. Became the Chief Incumbent of the Makulatenne Raja Maha Viharaya in Matale, which had been built by Kinf Vimaladaharmasuriya II, and of the "Madugalle Pansala" at Malwatu Mahara Viharaya in Kandy. Later the Most Ven Sri Sumana Dhammasiddhi Sri Siddhartha the Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter from 1937-40. Renowned schoilar of Pali text and Sinhala Buddhist Literature, he was the founder principal or the "Pirivenadhipathi" of the Sangha Raja Pirivena which is nsituated within the precints of the Poya Malu Viharaya of the Malwathu Maha Viharaya in Kandy. Was the head of this Monastery until his demise.

                5  Loku Kumarihamy + Mediweke Korale Mahatmaya of Kandapala

                5  Madduma Kumarihamy + Rambukwella "Opisara" Banda

 

            4  Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Rajapakse Kuda Bandara alias Kiri Bandara + Balagolle Walauwa Muthu Manika Kumarihamy, adopted daughter of Gonigoda Rajahasta Seneviratne Gunaratne Panditha Nayaka Wasala Mudiyanse, the Disawa of Bintenne, the Rate Mahatmaya of Harispattuwa, and Chief of the "Udarata Kotal Badde" department (Chief of Artificers Department Up Country) for King Raja Adhi Rajasinghe in 1798 and of his wife Galaniya Bandaralage Kumarihamy. This Disawe's estate was bequeathed to his wife and adopted daughter by Deed in 1857 which was upheld during Testamentary Proceedings #288 (31,167)

            4  2nd spouse of Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Rajapakse Kuda Bandara alias Kiri Bandara + Henage Huvala Kumarihamy, a lady from the family of Wilamune-Gonigoda Walauwa from the Wasagam of Henage Huvala in Palispattu West of Lower Dumbara. Lived at her parental main Walauwa in the village of Henage Huvala, which had been built by Hednage Huvala Lekam, The Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara in 1785.

                5  daughter + Mediweka "Wataketiya Walauwa Rate Mahatmaya" of Bintenne and Batticaloa

    2  Madugalle Rajapakse Karunatilleke Jayasundera Disawa alias Madugalle "Bintenne Disawa" of 1765. Inherited his fathers and grandfathers skills at war and became the leader of the Kings forces that defeated the Dutch forces of Governor Baron Van Eck in battle at Uva in the year 1762. Earned the Patabandi name (honorific) of "Weerasekera" from King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747-1782) for his military services and was elevated to the office of the "Disawa Mahatmaya" of Bintenne circa 1765.

            3  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera (Var Rajapakse) Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse alias Madugalle Gajanayake Nilame, 1815-1818, the Chief of the Department of the Royal Elephant Stables in 1815. Kings Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara from 1803-1806 + Pitawela Bandara Manika Kumarihamy d:Oct 1851, sister of Pitawela Lekam (who was banished to the Isle of France for his involvement in the war of independence of 1817-1818) and daughter of Pitawela Disawa of Rambukwela Aluth Disa Walauwa situated in Palispattu East of Lower Dumbara.

 

                4  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Loku Banda alias Madugalle Vannaku Nilame of the Ulpange Aramudala or Accountant of the Royal Bath establishment in 1794. Was a Vanakku Nilame like his nephew, the son of Uda Gabada Nilame who was Vannakku Nilame of the Maha Aramudala (Accountant General of the Principal Treasury in 1815). Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara. Imprisoned with his father at Colombo and later at Galle for their suspected part in the war of independence. Absorbed into the Colonial Public Service after father and son had been pardoned by the British. Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara from 1843-48. Lived at Gunapane and also his Walauwa at Patha Dumbara which belongs to the Ratwatte Family of Gunapana. This Walauwa is still referred to as the Gunapana Madugalle Walauwa. Referred to as Madugalle "Rambukwella Rate Mahatmaya alias Madugalle Banda" + Hali-Ela alias Rambukwella Kumarihamy, from the Wataketiya Walauwa of Hali Ela, a village in Gampaha Korale West in Upper Dumbara close to the Village of Mediwaka (Associate wife with his brother)

                    5  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse alias Madugalle Junior Rate Mahatmaya aka Madugalle Loku Bandara, Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara 1856-1859 and the Basnayake Nilame of Maha Vishnu Devale Kandy and of the Sumana Saman Devale of Aluth Nuwara (Mahiyangana) Bintenne in the year 1852. + Eriyagama Kumarihamy, daughter of Unamboowe alias Iriyagama Loku Bandara, the Basnayake Nilame of Gadaladeniya Devale, who was also known as Unamboowe Sangakkara Lekam of 1861 & Dunuwille Kumarihamy (sister of Dunuwille Gajanayake Nilame). She was married before to Keppetipola Loku Banda, the second of the last beheaded Maha Disawa of Uva. She was also known as Iriyagama Angammana Kumarihamy alias "Aturupana Walauwa Kumarihamy" alias Makululowa Kumarihamy identified thus due to her qabode at Makulolowa, the temporary or official residence of her paternal forefathers in Tumpanne.

                        6  Madugalle Loku Kumarihamy + Proctor Wijesinghe (of Molligoda)

                        6  Madugalle Tikiri Kumarihamy + Pohath Kehelpannala Nilame

                    5  Madugalle Kuda Bandara, Madugalle Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara of 1848 & Madugalle Rate Mahatmaya of Udunuwara of 1850 + Madduma Kumarihamy from the Wattegama "Gama" Walauwa in PalenGampaha Korale Patha Dumbara. d:circa 1885

                        6  Madugalle Loku Banda referred to as Madugalle Walauwa Banda

                        6  Madugalle Madduma Banda referred to as Madugalle Walauwa Banda + Haliyadde Kumarihamy from Haliyadde Walauwa in Hiyarapiyatiya Meda Palatha Udunuwara, belonging to the Erawwala Family.

                        6  Second spouse of Madugalle Madduma Banda referred to as Madugalle Walauwa Banda + Medivaka Kumarihamy from the Galahitiyawa "Abeysinghe Dassanayake Wasala Atapattu Walauwa of Kewulgama", situated at Gampaha Korale west of Uda Dumbara.

                            7  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Rate Mahatmaya of Bintenne 1921-1942 aka Madduma Banda Madugalle alias William Bandara Madugalle, b:circa 1885. Bintanne Rate Mahatmaya. The last male from the entire Madugalle family to be an officiating Rate Mahatmaya since the position was abolished thereafter. + Gladys Mediweka Kumarihamy

                                8  C B Madugalle alias Colin Madugalle, b:1916, was educated at TCK. First ever batch of a new breed of Public Servants of Divisional Revenue Officers, who succeeded the former category of Rate Mahatmaya in the administration of Ceylon, until his retirement in 1960. Verbalist by nature always kept his family members captivated by his metrical compositions characterizing each of his cousins and nephews, compositions that would inetrmit his own lessons to the family on how to keep the proverbial "poker face" during long drawnout games of Poker in his residence in Badulla. Lived mostly at his wifes Walauwa in Badulla. + Sunethra alias Meththa Rambukpotha Madugalle Kumarihamy, b:1917, d:2002, sister of Hector Rambukpotha and the eldest daughter of J G Rambukpotha, Rate Mahatmaya, & his wife Dullewe Kumarihamy (3117)

                                    9  Asoka Rambukpotha* (biological child of Hector George Rambukpotha & Girtie Dimbulana Kumarihamy, adopted by Sunethra & Colin), + Amal Panabokke, daughter of Nissanka Panabokke & Beatrice Halangoda Panabokke Kumarihamy, granddaughter of Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke, the last Hon Adikaram of Ceylon.

                                        10  daughter

                                    9  Gamini Madugalle, STC Gurutalawa, manages the family estate, lives at Rambukpotha in Badulla + Talangune Kumarihamy

                                    9  Sumedha Madugalle, STC Gurutalawa, joined the fraternity of Tea Planters, lives in Kandy

                                        10  daughter

                                        10  daughter

                                L W Madugalle alias Lionel Madugalle, b:1923, educated at Hillwood College Kandy 1934, Primary/Secondary education at TCK. Joined PS as a Land Development Officer, Registrar University of Ceylon, Peradenita up to 1969. Secy to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports from 1970-1984. + Kalyani Ratwatte Kumarihamy, from the Ratwatte Family resident at Kalawewa in Raja Rata.

                                    9  Nimmi Madugalle, b:1953 + Dr Wickramasinha, CMO Curative Branch CMC

                                    9  Vasanthi Madugalle, b:1954 + Dr J Bandaranayake, MRI

                                    9  Ranjan Senerath Madugalle, b:22 Apr 1959, Primary education at TCK and Secondary education at Royal College from 1970, Colombo. Captained Cricket XI at Royal 1978-79. Head Prefect at RC 1978-79. Winner of the Donhorts Memorial Prize awarded to the outstanding student of the year. Group Brand Manager at CTC, Colombo 1996-1997, Export Manager (foliage) 1990-1993. Captained Sri Lanka National Cricket XI 1987-1989. National Cricket Selector 1992-1997. Appointed to the panel of International Match Referees in 1994 and now heads the body (2006). Chief Referee of the ICC since 2002. + Kumudhini

                                        10 Aneesha Madugalle

                                        10  Dhanya Madugalle

                                S B Madugalle alias Senaka Madugalle, b:1930, d:2002, educated at TCK, played Cricket for the school, won Cricket Colors and was a Senior Prefect in 1950. Winner of the Ryde Gold Medal for the best allround student at TCK. Joined the Ceylon Police Force + Iranganie Ratwatte, daughter of Clarence Ratwatte & Panabokke Kumarihamy of Ussapitiya Walauwe in the Four Korales. No issue.

                                    9  Manjula Weregama (adopted) Madugalle

                                8  Eugene Madugalle, b:1915 + Cyril Talgodapitiya

                                8  Seetha Madugalle, b:1919 + Ellegela

                                8  Damayanthi Madugalle, b:1925 + Seneviratne Banda of the CCS, ex Government Agent of Kandy

                                8  Malini Madugalle, b:1927 + Poholiyadde

 

                        6  Madugalle Punchi Banda

                        Madugalle Tikiri Kumarihamy

 

                4  2nd spouse of Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Loku Banda alias Madugalle Vannaku Nilame of the Ulpange Aramudala or Accountant of the Royal Bath establishment in 1794. Was a Vanakku Nilame like his nephew, the son of Uda Gabada Nilame who was Vannakku Nilame of the Maha Aramudala (Accountant General of the Principal Treasury in 1815). Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara. Imprisoned with his father at Colombo and later at Galle for their suspected part in the war of independence. Absorbed into the Colonial Public Service after father and son had been pardoned by the British. Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara. Lived at Gunapane and also his Walauwa at Patha Dumbara which belongs to the Ratwatte Family of Gunapana. This Walauwa is still referred to as the Gunapana Madugalle Walauwa. Referred to as Madugalle "Rambukwella Rate Mahatmaya alias Madugalle Banda" + Abeykon Amunugama Kumarihamy, d:1836 (Binna Marriage), from the family of Abeykon in Amunugama, Udugampaha of Lower Dumbara, referred to by her maiden name as Amunugama "Abeykon Kumarihamy", the widow of Ratwatte Maha Disawa of Matale (1815-1824), who was later Udagampaha II Adikaram of 1825.

                    5  Madugalle Tikiri Banda + Devahandiyagedera Hali-Ela Kumarihamy

                    Madugalle Ratwatte Tikiri Menika Kumarihamy + Doratiyawe Bandara, the Divisional Officer of Laggala & Madugalle who carried thge honorific "Divakara Wickremasinghe" which is a part of the family name derived from the mothers descent of the Dumbara Amunugama (later Ratwatte) family.

                    5  "Ratwatte Bandara Menika" Kumarihamy + Palipane Banda Amunugama "Abeykoon Kumarihamy" who was the second wife of Madugalle "Patha Dumbara Rate Mahatmaya" died in 1836.

 

                4  3rd spouse of Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Loku Banda alias Madugalle Vannaku Nilame of the Ulpange Aramudala or Accountant of the Royal Bath establishment in 1794. Was a Vanakku Nilame like his nephew, the son of Uda Gabada Nilame who was Vannakku Nilame of the Maha Aramudala (Accountant General of the Principal Treasury in 1815). Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara. Imprisoned with his father at Colombo and later at Galle for their suspected part in the war of independence. Absorbed into the Colonial Public Service after father and son had been pardoned by the British. Rate Mahatmaya of Lower Dumbara. Lived at Gunapane and also his Walauwa at Patha Dumbara which belongs to the Ratwatte Family of Gunapana. This Walauwa is still referred to as the Gunapana Madugalle Walauwa. Referred to as Madugalle "Rambukwella Rate Mahatmaya alias Madugalle Banda" + Makuloluwa Kumarihamy, from the Unamboowe Iriyagama family resident at Makuloluwa in Tumpanne.

                    5  Madugalle Kiri Banda, + Miniwangomuve Wattegedera Menika, (associate marriage with his younger brother), from the village from Gampaha Korale East, Upper Dumbara, situated between the villages of Devahandiya and Madugalle

                        6  Ran Bandara Madugalle, b:1827 - d:1937, Village Headman + Mediweka Tikiri Kumarihamy, daughter of K B Mediweka Korale Mahatmaya alias "Galahitiyawa Rate Mahatmaya"

                        6  Seneviratne Bandara Madugalle alias S B Madugalle, Chief Inspector - Department of Excise. First male from this family to have the privilege of having formal Public School education at TCK. Captained TCK Rugby Team during 1912-13 seasons and was in the batch that received a Rugby Lion when the award was first made at TCK. Joined he Department of Excise. Owned a number of Elephants and possessed a very valuable collection of books containing ancient prescriptions for the treatment of Elephants which he inherited this collection from his ancestor Madugalle Gajanayake Nilame. + Bandara Menika Mediweka Kumarihamy, from Warawalanda Walauwa of Mediwaka in Uda Dumbara.

                            7  Seedevi Madugalle Kumarihamy, educated at Hillwood College Kandy + Clement Ratwatte, eldest son of Alfred Ratwatte of Amunugama Gunapana & Bulankulame Kumarihamy.

 

Daily News Obituary Monday Oct 18 - 2004

RATWATTE - SEEDEVI (nee MADUGALLE) Wife of the late Clement, precious mother of Indrani, Nalini, Jayantissa and Nihal, beloved mother-in-law of the late Mahinda Kehelpannala and of Manel and Mangalika, sister of the late Percy and of Enid, TB and Dharmasiri Cortege leaves residence, 18/29, Muhandiram E D Dabare Mawatha, Narahenpita at 230 pm on Wednesday, October 20th for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 300 pm

 

                                8  Indrani Ratwatte + Mahinda Kehelpannala

                                8  Nalini Ratwatte

                                8  Jayantissa Ratwatte + Manel

                                8  Nihal Ratwatte + Mangalika

                            Enid Madugalle Kumarihamy, b:20 Nov 1924, educated at Hillwood College Kandy 1929-35, finished at the HFC Kurunegala. + Suriyagupta Hulangamuwa, son of Karunatilleke Bandaranaike Mudiyanselage William Loku Banda Hulangamuwa Nilame of Matale

                                8  son

                                8  daughter

                            7  Tikiri Banda Dharmasiri Madugalle

                            7  Percy Madugalle, educated at TCK. Played in College 1st XI Cricket where he won a Lion and in the College 1st XV Rugby Team where he was awarded the College Colors. Joined the Department of Excise like his father and after retirement served his alma mater for a number of years as Cricket Coach, Rugby Coach and Teacher up to 1973. + Mildred Delvita Kumarihamy, and lived at Kotugodela Vidiya in Kandy before they occupied a house on thge Kandy-Ampitiya Road a few hundred yards from the end of the Kandy Lake

                                8  Chula J Madugalle + Prashanthi Ratwatte, of the Ratwatte family of Kalawewa. Accountant.

                                8  Mahen S Madugalle + Romilla Divitotawela, daughter of Gamini Divitotawela, d:May 2003 (see obit below) & Preenie Ratwatte of Uva, and sister of Arundani Divitotawela (Manil Galagoda, Planter.) (3178)

 

DIVITOTAWELA ­ GAMINI VANSADARA.   Beloved husband of Preenie (nee Ratwatte), loving father of Romila and Arundani, father­in­law of Mahen Madugalle and Manil Galagoda, brother of late Alick, late Chandra, late Hector, late Lyn and of Mrs Chrishnie Paranagama, darling grandfather of Dilan, Praveen, Emandhri and Emara, expired. Cortege leaves residence 168/5, Inner Flower Road, Colombo 3 at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday May 17th for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 4 p.m.  DN Fri May 16 2003

 

                            7  Tikiri Bandara Madugalle, b:12 Dec 1926, completed his primary and secondary education at TCK. Sportsmen, like his father and siblings, won school colors for both Rugby and Athletics. Captain of College Athletics Team. Represented Ceylon at Athletics at the All-India tournament held in Bangalore in 1946. Was awarded colors for Rugby and Athletics at the University. Chartered Civil Engineer with a BSc Engineering (London) Degree. General Manager and later Chairman of the Water Supply and Drainage Board of Sri Lanka. Conferred title of Desha Bandu for his services in the public sector. + Sirima Udalagama Kumarihamy, daughter of Dr Lyn Udalagama

                                Minoli Madugalle

                                8  Rosy Madugalle

                            7  Dharmasiri Madugalle, educated at TCK 1942-53. Captrained College Athletics during the 1951-52 season. Captained College Rugby 1953. Joined the Tea Planting fraternity and played much rugby and inter-club level representing Kandy, Dimbulla-Dickoya, Uva Rugby Clubs and the Ceylon Barbarians at Rugby. Manager of the Tea Museaum at Hantanne in Kandy. + Suneetha Ratwatte, youngest daughter of S L Ratwatte & Chitra Weragama Kumarihamy.

                                8  S B Madugalle (Jnr)

                                8  daughter

                        6  Loku Kumarihamy + T B Mediweka

                        6  Tikiri Kumarihamy + family of Mediweka

                    5  Madugalle Ukku Banda, b:circa 1846, Korale Mahatmaya. + Miniwangomuve Wattegedera Menika, (associate marriage with his older brother), from the village from Gampaha Korale East, Upper Dumbara, situated between the villages of Devahandiya and Madugalle.

                        6  Ran Bandara Madugalle, b:1827 - d:1937, Village Headman + Mediweka Tikiri Kumarihamy, daughter of K B Mediweka Korale Mahatmaya alias "Galahitiyawa Rate Mahatmaya"

                        6  Seneviratne Bandara Madugalle alias S B Madugalle, Chief Inspector - Department of Excise. First male from this family to have the privilege of having formal Public School education at TCK. Captained TCK Rugby Team during 1912-13 seasons and was in the batch that received a Rugby Lion when the award was first made at TCK. Joined he Department of Excise. Owned a number of Elephants and possessed a very valuable collection of books containing ancient prescriptions for the treatment of Elephants which he inherited this collection from his ancestor Madugalle Gajanayake Nilame. + Bandara Menika Mediweka Kumarihamy, from Warawalanda Walauwa of Mediwaka in Uda Dumbara.

                        6  Loku Kumarihamy + T B Mediweka

                        6  Tikiri Kumarihamy + family of Mediweka

                    5  2nd spouse of Madugalle Ukku Banda, b:circa 1846, Korale Mahatmaya + Dingiri Amma KUmarihamy of Galahitiyawa Walauwa

                        6  Madugalle Talagune Basnayake

                    5  Madugalle Dingiri Amma + Hali-Ela Ukku Banda, son of "Maligawa Lekam"

 

                4  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Kuda Banda, Rate Mahatmaya of Udunuwara from 1835-1858. Udunuware Rate Mahatmaya. Basnayake Nilame of the Pattini Devale in Kandy 1831-1841. His case is a good example where the family honorific "Weerasekera" is written as "Wickremasekera" in the Ceylon Almanac of 1838, when he is identified as the Basnayake Nilame of Pattini Devale. + Hali-Ela alias Rambukwella Kumarihamy, from the Wataketiya Walauwa of Hali Ela, a village in Gampaha Korale West in Upper Dumbara close to the Village of Mediwaka (who was an associate wife with his older brother).

                    5  Madugalle Loku Bandara

                    5  Madugalle Kuda Bandara

 

            3  Madugalla Karunitalleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse - Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse, Ulpange Aranudale Vannaku Nilame, the Accountant of the Royal Bath in 1794 and the Rate Mahatmaya or Rate Adikaram of Dumbara (1804) and Disawa of Uva - Wellassa circa 1798 for King Raja Adhi Rajasinha and King Sri Wickrema Rajasinha. Also known as Maha Nilame and Meda Mahanuwara Adikaram (II). Uda Gabada Nilame (referred to by Lawrie) the hero of 1817-1818. Wellassa Disawa. Resided at Meda Mahanuwara. Also referred to as Peradeniye Alattiye Nilame by the rank and file on account of the role of his wife at the Palace + Peradeniye Walauwe Kumarihamy from the Iriyagama/Galagoda family resident at Miwatura in Yatinuwara. Supposedly, she is the daughter of Kadigomuve Tilakaratna alias Navaratnatilaka Samarakon Mudiyanse, the Maha Gabada Nilame from Galboda Korale in the Four Korale who had succeeded the executed "Puswelle" Junior between 1811 and April 1815. She held the title of Alatthiye Muppu Nilame Mahatmayo, the Chief of the Ritual Servitors at the Palace.

                4  Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame, Disawa of the Uva-Wellessa during the reign of King Kirthi Sri Rajasinha and Raja Adhi Rajasinha.  + Cuda Multenge Mahatmayo as she was attached to the Pallewhala Palace Kitchen as one of the junior female Chefs.

                    5  Madugalle Dingiri Amma alias Madugalle Loku Menika Kumarihamy + Madugalle Divakara Wickremasinghe Saluwadana Nilame, (first cousin) living at Gampaha in Uda Dumbara

 

                    5  Madugalle Loku Bandara alias Madugalle Uda Gabada Nilame, aka Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse - Kuda Gabada Nilame. This is the Madugalle Nilame who led the war of independence in Dumbara during the years 1870-1880. Captured and beheaded by the British on 26 Nov 1818. All land and property that belonged to him and his family were confiscated by the British after his execution. His mother and sister were sent for confinement in Colombo. In 1820 small portions of of his lands were restored to the family, and the little that was returned devolved on Uda Gabada Nilame's children, and they are found at Udispattuwa. + Halangoda Dingiri Menika Kumarihamy, the grand daughter of Halangoda Disawa Mohottala (1768-1780) and the daughter of Uduwawela Halangoda Abeykoon Mudiyanse of Kulugammana Siyapattuwa in Harispattuwa who was the KIngs former Disawa of Nuwara Kalaviya (Nuwara Gam-Hurule) in 1814. She is also referred to as Halangoda Mahatmayo (honorific) and is recorded by A C Lawrie in the Gazetter of the Central Province of Ceylon under the Halangoda family pedigree. She and her four children were put on detention at Kalutara. On release from detention she went to her paternal village in Matale with her children. The male children of this branch of the family had to fall back on whatever property that was available in Ellepola in Matale, derived from the Badabedilla of their grandfather Madugalle - "Ellepola" Gabada Nilame. Hence, due to their temporary residence at the village of Ellepola, after the execution of their father, the children had the prefix "Ellepola" added by the British to differentiate them from the rest of the clan. They had to depend on Dingiri Menika's fathers wealth and property, some of which had been deprived by the King in 1803 before her father was executed at Hanguranketa for going over to the British at Fort McDowell in Hikgolla. The deposed King had restored some of these lands to her. There is also a record that Keppetipola the Disawa of Matale, had cut the crop of lands in Matale belonging to her when the English were on their way to Kandy, in 1803, and the lady has had to litigate as a consequence. Hardpressed to sustain herself and her family, the widow, had to marry Kotuwagedera Lekam, the son of Kotuwagedera Kunam Maduve Lekam from Kohonnasiya Pattuwe in Matale South and lived in Matale thereafter.

                        6  "Ellepola" Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Loku Bandara, was one of the two Vannaku Nilame's of the Maha Aramudale in 1815 under the last King and was popularly known as Madugalle Vannaku Nilame, the Accountant General of the Kings Treasury. The main Treasury known as Maha Aramudala, was administered by two principals styled Vannaku Nilame's, and it held most of the Kings treasures in money. Was entrusted, together with Dodanwela, by Sri Wickrema to pack the Royal Jewels and valuables to be distributed among the trustworthy for safekeeping immediately before the British invasion. He was invited in person by the King to put aside his Regal Ornaments with Talagune Vannaku Nilame, before his Majesty departed to Meda Maha Nuwara, which is in Udasiya Pattuwa of Uda Dumbara. He was the one who awaited the arrival of Sri Wickrema at Udawela (Oudawella) of Gampaha in Dumbara during the invasion. Basnayake Nilame of four Devales, The Kandy Kataragama Devale (1821), The Kandy Pattini Devale to which he was appointed by Governor Edward Barnes on July 21 1831, and of the two Pitisara Devale (peripheral shrines dedicated to two deities) of Wegiriya in Meda Palatha Korale in Udunuwara in 1829, and of Gandolahe Devale in 1831. He was also the Government Assessor of Paddy Lands in Dumbara between 1825 to 1827, and the Padikkara Lekam from 1832-1833. A decree dated 29 May 1833 issued in his favor, by the judicial commissioners court and given under the hand of the Commissioner Henry Wright Esq., in a case vs. one Muhandiram is still available from the collection of the late grandfather of Sunil Madugalle, P B Madugalle. Was identified as Madugalle Junior in the Ceylon Almanacs of the corresponding years. In later years he was killed by his uncle Madugalle Salu Wadana Nilame, (the husband of his aunt Dingiri Amma) due to a land dispute. + Halangoda Tikiri Kumarihamy, the daughter of Uduwawela Halangoda Atapattu & Kodituwakku Lekam, who was later Rate Mahatmaya of Laggala (1828). She was later married to her husbands brother, Madduma Bandara.

                            7  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Tikiri Bandara, lived at their paternal village of Udispattuwa in Udasiya Pattu North of Upper Dumbara. President Village Tribunal at Maturata and Basnayake Nilame of Natha Devale Kandy. He was requested to furnish a family pedigree in 1897 by the Ven Madugalle Sri Siddhartha, the Chief Incumbent of the Madugalle Pansala (Temple) at the Malwathu Maha Viharaya Kandy. This was the prelate who was later the Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter. + Dunuwila Tikiri Kumarihamy, daughter of Undanwita Dunuwila Disawa, Basnayake Nilame

                                8  Madugalle Leelawathie Kumarihamy + A B alias Abeykoon Banda Galagoda*, President Village Tribunal Udunuwara and Uda Bulathgama in 1925

                                    9  Elian Galagoda

                                    Sene Galagoda

                                    Cameron Galagoda

                                    Wimala Galagoda + Ranawana

                                    Malini Galagoda + Hurulle

                                Madugalle Somawathie Kumarihamy + M B alias Madduma Banda Galagoda*, Basnayake Nilame of Pattini Devale Kandy. *brothers

                                    9  Richard Galagoda

                                    Agnes Galagoda

                                    Earnest Galagoda

                                    Freddie Galagoda

                                    Mallika Galagoda + U B Unamboowe Rate Mahatmaya

                                Madugalle Punchi Kumari alias Annabelle Madugalle + Rambukwella Korala Mahatmaya of Dumbara

                                8  Madugalle Tikiri Kumari alias Amelia Madugalle, senior student at Hillwood College Kandy by the year 1906 + T B Purijjala of Matale

                               

                            7  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Madduma Bandara, lived at their paternal village of Udispattuwa in Udasiya Pattu North of Upper Dumbara + Aturupana Kumarihamy from the Four Korales and lived at Udispattuwa. No issue

 

                            7  Madugalle Punchi Banda Rate Mahatmaya of Udispattuwa. b:circa 1861. d:1942 at Nugawela Maha Walauwa in Harispattuwa. Popularly known as P B Madugalle. Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara. Lived at their paternal village of Udispattuwa in Udasiya Pattu North of Upper Dumbara. Was the first to have access from the Madugalle family to a formal education at a reputed public school, the 101st student at Trinity College Kandy in Oct 1877 during the time when Rev R Collins (1872-1878) was the principal of the school. Was raised by his eldest half brother Tikiri Bandara Madugalle. School Records show that he was a Standard IV student in the year 1880 when he total strength of the school was only 139 pupils. Commenced his public life as Registrar of Births and Deaths in 1907 and became Korale Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara. Received his appointment as Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara on 18 Feb 1910 under the hand of Governor Sir Henry Edward McCallum, and was the last in this branch of the family to be a Rate Mahatmaya. + Talgahagoda Kumarihamy

                                    Alfred Madugalle (bachelor)

                                    Madugalle Seelawathie Kumarihamy + Etipola

                                    Madugalle Chandrawathie Kumarihamy + Medivaka

                              7  2nd spouse of Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Punchi Bandara + Angammana Kumarihamy

                                    Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse alias Loku Bandara alias Robert Madugalle (Snr), b:1 Jul 1912 at Matale. d:2 Dec 1978 at Matale. Joined Government Service and was the Manager of the Stores of the Food Controllers Department in Matale which stood close to the famous Banyan Tree at Mandandawela. + Anula Wijekoon Kumarihamy, m:24 Apr 1942

                                        9  Bernard Madugalle, b:29 Mar 1943, Basnayake Nilame of Ambokka Devale from 1994-1999 + Chitra Shanthi Samarasekera of Matale, m:4 Dec 1970

                                            10  daughter

                                            10  daughter

                                        9  Nalaka Madugalle, educated at Trinity College Kandy, played Rugby Football for the College 1st XV and left for Australia for higher studies

                                        9  Indrani Udumbara Madugalle + Weliwita

                                        Samudra Padmakanthi Madugalle + Denzil Nillegoda of Seevali Hill Estate Kadugannawa

                                    8  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Tikiri Bandara alias Clarence Madugalle + Ariya Weragama Kahande Kumarihamy of Matale

                                        9  Gamini Madugalle

                                        Tissa Madugalle

                                        Robert Madugalle (Jnr)

                                        Alfred Madugalle (Jnr)

                                        Saliya Madugalle

                                        Sarath Madugalle

                                        Erandathi Madugalle

                                        Indrani Madugalle

                                        Agravathi Madugalle

                                        Umawathie Madugalle

                                    8  P C Madugalle

                                    Sumana Madugalle Punchi Kumarihamy + Daulagala

 

                        6  "Ellepola" Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Bandara, lived at his grandmothers house known and styled as Peradeniya Walauwa at Udispattu. First Notary Public at Dumbara appointed by Governor Steuart McKenzie on 7 Sep 1840 and among the very first few in the fraternity from Kande Uda Rata in those bygone days. The rarity is more pronounced being the son of the beheaded leader who waged war to expel the British from the Kandyan Kingdom. British diplomacy and Statecraft rarely advocate both complete annihilation and permanent exclusion of all antagonists. Contrary to common belief they encourage and facilitate the toughest adversaries and their associates to think and live British. This approach helps in the dereliction of many a cause that would be anti-British. + Halangoda Poholiyadde Tikiri Kumarihamy, the daughter of Halangoda Vannaku Nilame. Granddaughter of Heendeniya Nekath Kiyana Banda & Galagoda Kumarihamy.

 

                        6  "Ellepola" Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Madduma Bandara + Halangoda Tikiri Kumarihamy, wife of hils older brother, the daughter of Uduwawela Halangoda Atapattu & Kodituwakku Lekam, who was later Rate Mahatmaya of Laggala (1828). She was later married to her husbands brother, Madduma Bandara.

 

                            7  Madugalle Punchi Banda Rate Mahatmaya of Udispattuwa. b:circa 1861. d:1942 at Nugawela Maha Walauwa in Harispattuwa. Popularly known as P B Madugalle. Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara. Lived at their paternal village of Udispattuwa in Udasiya Pattu North of Upper Dumbara. Was the first to have access from the Madugalle family to a formal education at a reputed public school, the 101st student at Trinity College Kandy in Oct 1877 during the time when Rev R Collins (1872-1878) was the principal of the school. Was raised by his eldest half brother Tikiri Bandara Madugalle. School Records show that he was a Standard IV student in the year 1880 when he total strength of the school was only 139 pupils. Commenced his public life as Registrar of Births and Deaths in 1907 and became Korale Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara. Received his appointment as Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara on 18 Feb 1910 under the hand of Governor Sir Henry Edward McCallum, and was the last in this branch of the family to be a Rate Mahatmaya. A disused Gamsabha Maduwa within his Walauwa, The Village YTribunal House, that stood on the same compound whose sole occupant was his obsolete conveyance, the Buggy Cart and Trap wihich Davith Appuhamy would have labored much to keep prim and proper. At the rear of the Tribunal was a Smithery where his IronMonger Lokurugedera Donnaide continued to exhibit his skills with the anvil and the hammer. Another building nearby was the delapidated Mini Rubber Factory with a host of delapidated machinery where George Madullage's one time batman, Namalgedera Loku Banda, would take pains to explain how the factory was operational in the days of his Disahamaduruwo. + Anulawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy, d:circa 1935, daughter of Loku Bandara Nugawela Rate Mahatmaya of Harispattuwa, sister of Punchi Bandara Nugawela, Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa. Together they built the present Madugalle Walauwa overlooking the scenic valley of Rangala which is below the hill RilaMulla-Hela at Udispattuwa, a few hundred yards from the tiny bazaar of Iskole Muduna (vernacular school hilltop) which is about a mile off the main road from Teldenita to Rangalle, and raised a family of five sons and three daughters. The couple educated their sons in the best of public schools available in Kandy. All of them commenced their primary schooling at The Government Vernacular School in Katugastota, which was the closest formal school available within a two mile walk from their mothers ancestral home, the Nugawela Maha Walauwa, in Kulugammana Siyapatuwa, Harispattuwa.

                                8  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Punchi Bandara alias Arthur (Artie) Madugalle, b:22 Aug 1896, d:29-Apr-1968 and the obsequies were at Kurunegala, entered Trinity College Kandy by 15 Jan 1907 when he was 11 years old as the 2,991st second generation student and enrolled into the College Hostel in Napier House, played Rugby for the first few College Teams of Trinity, the game itself being introduced to the College in 1906. Two of his contemporaries at Trinity College were Sir Richard Aluvihare (first Sri Lankan IGP, who married his wifes older sister) and Albert Halangoda. Since leaving school he commenced his public service life as Korale Mahatmaya at Uda Dumbara, a post he held close upon two decades. He would have succeeded his father, PB Madugalle, as the Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara had illness not forced him into early retirement. Spent much of his retired life with his younger brother Edmund at the Madugalle Walauwa at Nugawela in Harispattuwa, his mothers ancestral village. + Myra Moonemale Kumarihamy, youngest daughter of T B L Moonemale, Hon Disawa of Kurunegala who was the nominated member representing the Kandyans in the Legislative Assembly of Ceylon, & Enid Jayatilleke Moonemale Kumarihamy

                                    9  Nalini Thelma Madugalle, 7 Mar 1929, educated at Good Shepherd's Convent Kandy and the Convent at Kurunegala. Exponent of genuine Kandyan culinary arts. + Edmund Eramudugolla, of Eramudugolla Walauwa in Pamunuwa Wasama close to the village of Dullewe in Asgiri Udasiya Pattiya of North Matale. Senior Deputry Governor of the Central Bank of Ceylon. m:Sep 1949. The couple have established the 'Nalini Madugalle Eramudugolla Trust Fund', which supports two five year scholarships for two needy Kandyan Buddhist students at the Medical Faculty of the University of Ceylon Peradeniya.

                                        10  Savithri Eramudugolla

                                        10  Vinodhini Eramudugolla

                                        10  Dayani Eramudugolla

                                    A T Jayantha Madugalle, b:23 Mar 1931, had his education at Trinity College Kandy and is a third generation member of the Madiugalle family at the College. He had a distinguished academic record at Trinity College, and was one of the five students from all over the island to have a first division pass at the SSC Examination in 1948. Entered the University of Ceylon and was in the first batch of students to migrate to the new campus at Peradeniya under the Vice Chancellorship of Sir Ivor Jennings in 1951. Represented TCK at Athletics, Rugby and Hockey and continued his sports at the University, winning colors for all three sports. Joined the Public Service in 1957 and served in the Department of Social Services. Absorbed into the CAS after the abolition of the CCS in Ceylon and was posted to the Department of Agriculture. Secretary of the CAS, Assistant Commissioner of Motor Traffic, Additional General Manager of Railways and retired prematurely in 1981 while holding the position of Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Industries and Scientific Affairs. Thereafter he joined the Marga Institiute and was the Associate Director, Research & Consultations, at the Institute. Received two Fellowships, one to the University of Leeds and the nother to the British Transport Staff College. Retired from active public life in 1993, and lives with his wife at his residence on Havelock Road in Colombo. + Nalini de Silva, married fellow Graduate from the University of Ceylon in 1963. No issue.

                                    Seemanthani Manel Enid Madugalle, 15 May 1933, completed her Convent Education and entered the ladies section of the Government Farms School at Kundasale. Exponent of genuine Kandyan culinary arts like her older sister. + Dr C R Panabokke, Soil Chemist, eldest son of Cyril Panabokke & May Jayawardene Panabokke Kumarihamy, of Kandu Palatha Korale, Udunuwara. He was later the Director General of the Department of Agriculture in Ceylon and is the Chancellor of the University of Sabaragamuwa at this time (2004). The family lived in Kandy for sometime and now live at Sudharshana Mawatha at Nawala, Rajagiriya in Colombo.

                                        10  Aruni Panabokke

                                        10  Renuka Panabokke

                                        10  Himadri Panabokke

                                    Indrani Srima Anula Madugalle, b:23 Dec 1935, had her education at the Convents in Kandy and Kurunegala. Reputed Horticulturist. + Lindsay Dodanwela, of Moladande Walauwa of Medalaptha in Yatinuwara. Proprietary Planter and Basnayake Nilame of the Sri Sumana Saman Devale at Alawathugoda. They live in the village of Dodanwala in Yatinuwara.

                                        10  Imali Dodanwela

                                        10  Chanika Dodanwela

                                        10  Lalindra Dodanwela

                                    Sushila Rohini Madugalle, b:14 Feb 1938, had her education at St Scholasticas' Girls' School Kandy + Roy Handapangoda, domiciled in Canada

                                        10  son

                                        10  daughter

                                    Ranjini Savitri Madugalle, b:1 Aug 1944, after completing her education at the Convent in Kurunegala became a school teacher and remained unmarried living with the widowed mother in Colombo.

 

                                8  George Madugalle, b:13 Mar 1897, entered Trinity College Kandy by 15 Jan 1907 when he was 9 years old, as the 2,992d second generation and enrolled into the College Hostel in Napier House  student. Excelled as opening batsman and wicket keeper of the Trinity College First XI Cricket Team. Left school rather prematurely having learned from some of the famed teachers, viz, Walter (Snr), G R Mulgrue, Rev Walmsley, Rev L G Gaster, A C Holder and Johnnie Moses. In the words of the Principal, A G Fraser (1904-1924), it was "leaving behind a very promising cricketing future". Joined the very first batch of students at the first Government School of Agriculture at Gannoruwa in Peradeniya. Achievements at this school is at present displayed in the Museum f the department at the Government farm School premises in Kundasale. Passing out from the school of Agriculture and obtaining the highest possible merit in a First Class Pass, he was immediately recruited as an instructor by the Government Department of Agriculture. Established a very close friendship with a fellow student named Don Stephen Senanayake, from the succeeding batch of students, who later became the Minister of Agriculture from 1931-1947, during State Counciul days under the Donoughmore Constitution. This friendship was to determine much of the pioneering work George was called upon to do witrh the early Colonization Programs of Hon D S Senanayake, both as Minister of Agriculture and also as the first Prime MInister of Independent Ceylon in 1948. Resided at the Walauwa of the Muttetuwapola Korale Mahatmaya at Balawinna Pallebedda. Was selected to pioneer the opening of the Colonization and Settlement schemes at Minipe, Minneriya, Padaviya and finally Gal Oya and Inginiyagala schemes. Was also assigned to pioneer the Nalanda and Pelbehera Government Farms. His colleagues at the Department of Agriculture were Dr A W R Joachim, Dr W R C Paul, H A Pieris, Walter Molagoda, and Samy Yatawara. Spent time out on circuit visiting the various establishment of the department which would take him to far off places such as Padaviya, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya, Minipe and Mahaillupalama, Horoupatana, Medawachchiya, and Jaffna in the North and North East and to Wirawila, Angunakolapelessa, Galoya, and Inginiyagala iun the SE of Ceylon. Also to Bopatalawa, Ambewela, Iddalgashinna in the Central Province.  Retired as the Divisional Agricultural Officer in 1956. Built the Madugalla Walauwa at Watana Rantenne, a suburb of Kandy, in 1957 and resided there up to his demise on 22 Feb 1978. + Seelawathy Rambukpotha Kumarihamy, b:Aug-3-1903 at Attanakumbura, Mathurata. m:10-Nov-1937, d;Sep 1988 in Kandy. Educated at Hillwood College Kandy. 115th student entering on 12 Nov 1907. Did not continue her education at Hillwood and spent her late teens and her youth with her mother at her  maternal uncles residence at Giriyagama Walauwa at Alakolanga in Pilimatalawa. She attended to much of the official and private work of her ailing maternal uncle Tikiri Bandara Mampitiya Disawa of Yatinuwara. This period enabled her to gather more from the lives and experiences with her relatives and associates in the Central Province much more than her older sister and her three brothers, who spent most of their adult life in Uva. Her mother spent most of her adult life with her older daughter in Badulla after the demise of her only brother in 1937 which required her to manage whatever properties that belonged to her mother. This enabled her to have many visits from the retinue of the late Disawa. The marriage took place at her maternal uncles residence, the Giragama Walauwa, in 1937. She went to live at her husbands home, The Madugalle Walauwa, in Udispattuwa Uda Dumbara, for a short period. They also spent sometime at Godakawela and Godigamuwa in Sabaragamuwa where George was stationed as a Government Servant. Moved to their new home dring their retirement at Batarantanne in the suburbs of Kandy in 1956. Their mortal remains lie in a tomb at Walauwa Watte in Udispattuwa. (3117)

                                    9  Sunil Madugalle + Ellepola Kumarihamy, only daughter of Punchi Bandara Ellepola & Wimalawathie Maningomuwe Dullewe Ellepola Kumarihamy of Matale. Educated at Girls' High School Kandy, youngest in the family with four elder brothers, Chethya Bandara, Mahadeva, Mahinda & Gamini.

                                        10  Bimindra Madugalle, b:25 July 1972, educated at Trinity College Kandy as a fourth generation Trinitian from this branch of the Madugalle family. P:erforming member of the famed National Dance Troupe of TCK and is an accomplished player of all varieties of Kandyan Drums. Dramatis, Debater, School Prefect at TCK. Professionally qualified Computer Network Engineer employed by a prestigious Private Sector Company in Colombo.

 

                                8  Sumanawathie Madugalle Kumarihamy, d:1 Dec 1977, educated at Hillwood College Kandy as hostellers. Took up the role of "Mother" to all her siblings on the early demise of her Mother. She rqan an open house for all her relatives who needed her assistance in the true tradition of the Kandyan Waluwa of yore. The exquisite forms of all varieties of Kandyan culinary was always available at her home.  She inherited Namal Gedera Punchi Manika from Udispattuwa who was her mothers trained Chef, who would turn out the choicest of gourmet dishes. + Mudaliyar Kuda Bandara Kaduruwewa, d:1959, was from the Kaduruwewa family with roots in Vew Palatha of Nuwaragam Palatha in Nuwara Kalaviya. Kachcheri Mudaliyar, the Office Assistant, to the Goverment Agent serving at Anuradhapura, Kandy and Kurunegala. Occupied the Governemnt House that was situated on the hill right opposite the present Kandy Police Station. This building has been long since demolished to make room for the lower most building of the present Sri Pushpadhana Girls' School in Kandy. To the rear of this house stood the Military Barracks of the elite Armies attached to the South East Asia Command under the Supreme Elite Commander, Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mountbatton of Burma, during the Second World War. No issue. Raised many of the other Madugalle children. Lived at Sumangara, a stately two stoereyed Mansion with a large open air balconey on top of a front porch, into which a motorcar could be driven along through evenly pressed gravel roads, which commenced at each end of the front garden, which faced the Kandy-Kurunegala main road. A large well maintained lawn was the pride of Sumana.

 

                                8  Dhanawathie Madugalle Kumarihamy alias Ellen Madugalle, aka "Heen Nanda", d:5 Oct 1994 at the home of her youngest son in Piliyandala, by her nephews and nieces, b:1906, educated at Hillwood College Kandy as hostellers, ran her parents home at Udispattuwa since the demise of her mother. + Robert Godwin Attygalle, of Ratnapura, m:2 May 1940, who was the younger brother of Sir Nicholas Attygalle, the eminent Gynaecologist & VC of the UNiversity of Ceylon at Peradeniya in later years. He was also a proprietary Planter. Lived at their newly built Walauwa at Weraluppe, close to the town of Ratnapura. Extremely hospitable couple and also owned one of the private collection or Orchids in Ceylon.

                                    9  Thushitha Lalith Attygalle, educated at STC, Gurutalawa. Planter + Hiranthi Kobbekaduwa, daughter of Ashley Kobbekaduwa & Giragama Kumarihamy of Teldeniya Walauwa in Yatinuwara

                                    Vasantha Attygalle, edcated at STC Gurutalawa. Joined department of Civil Aviation and works at the Katunayake International Airport + Dr Manel Mendis

                                    9  Dushyanthi Attygalle, Graduated from the University of Ceylon at Peradeniya during the years Sir Nicholas Attygalle, her uncle, was the VC + Mahinda Keppetipola, of Gampaha in the Siyane Korale.

 

                                8  Agnes Madugalle, educated at Hillwood College Kandy as hostellers, passed away in her late teens while attending Hillwood College Kandy and was laid to rest in the family burial grounds at Nugawela and her portrait is still found on a wall of the sitting room at the Madugalle Walauwa in Udispattuwa.

 

                                8  Cyril alias Sandy Madugalle, b:21 Aug 1907, d:15 Jul 1991, educated at St Anthony's College Katugastota, Kandy. Record Keeper at the Magistrates Court in Kandy. + Swarnalatha Rambukpotha Kumarihamy, d:30 Jul 1999, eldest daughter of G C Rambukpotha & Annabelle Taldene Rambukpotha Kumarihamy of Badulla and lived for a short time with her husbands brothers family at 182 Trincomalee Street Kandy and later resided at her home at 291 Trincomalee Street Kandy. educated at Good Shepherd Convent Kandy (3117)

                                    9  Rihal Wasistha Madugalle, b:24 Jun 1941, educated as 3rd generation students at TCK between 1947 & 1959, played for the 1st XV Rugby Team, qualified as an Accountant and was he Regional Manager of the Paddy Marketing Board serving at Badulla, Anurdhapura and Kandy. Basnayake Nilame of Pasgama Devale in Hewaheta. + Tikiri Kumari Agalawatte, from Kotmale

                                        10  Dhammika Sanath Madugalle, b:1 Sep 1977, Represented TCK at Rugby and Senior Prefect, University Student at Queensland University in Australia

                                        10  Inoka Madugalle, b:21 Jun 1983, educated at Hiullwood College up to the A Levels in the year 2002.

                                    9  Nimal Theekshana Madugalle, educated as 3rd generation students at TCK between 1947 & 1959, played for the 1st XV Rugby Team, captained the College Athletics Team. Joined the planting fraternity. + Seetha Dias

                                        10  Rajaya Madugalle, played Rugby for TCK, Lion, left school at A `Level to further his studies in Australia

                                        10  Chamilka Madugalle, qalified Accountant + Dilakshan Ratwatte

 

                                8  Edmund Victor Madugalle, 15 Aug 1914, d:7 Feb 1977 at Nugawela, educated at Trinity College Kandy. Professional training at the Government Farm School at Kundasale. Joined Government Service and was attached to the Department of Agriculture as an instructor. Retired in 1967. President of Village Council at Nugawela and was a dedicated social worker. Lived in his maternal village of Nugawela in Harispattuwa and built the Madugalle Walauwa at Nugawela and had his eldest brother Arthur living with him in retirement for a long time until Arthurs demise. Inherited Tikiri Menika, his mothers expert confectioner who was skilled in turning out all varieties of Kandyan sweetmeats. He had a beautiful garden full of flowers and Artie used to send some of the foliage to those of the family living in Colombo. + Thushitha Keppetipola Kumarihamy, "Dotte", b:14 Jun 1916, m:1949, eldest daughter of Keppetipola Korale Mahatmaya & Sujatha Marapona-Dullewe Keppetipola Kumarihamy. of Dodantale Walauwa in the Four Korale. OIldest living daughter in law of P B Madugalle Rate Mahatmaya as of 2004.

                                    9  Salinda Madugalle, b:20 Dec 1950, primary education at TCK, secondary education at Vidyartha College Kandy. Joined the planting fratedrnity. + Anoma Dodanwela, daughter of Richard Dodanwela

                                    9  Chandana Madugalle, b:4 Feb 1961, primary education at TCK, secondary education at Vidyartha College Kandy. Businessman. Unmarried.

                                    9  Niranjala Madugalle, b:1 Oct 1952 + Susil Siriwardena, and live in Colombo

                                    9  Sunanda Madugalle, b:28 Oct 1957, Unmarried

 

                                8  Theodore alias Tiddy Madugalle, b:1916, d:2 Jun 1988, educated at Trinity College Kandy. Played Cricket for TCK 1st XI. Best friend at school was the College Chaplain Rev Humphrey Whistler, his Cricket Coach and Scout Master, who used to visit him at Udispattuwa even during his visits to TCK n his retirement. Left school early and succeeded his eldest brother as the Korale Mahatmaya and inquirer into sudden deaths at Udispattuwa. Those members of the Madugalle family visiting him were served with a different experience altogether for those who were used to the scaled down life in the big cities. The vast oien garden spaces and the open air Meda Midula (Center Courts), extended kitchens, and interlacing verandahs were a sight for sore eyes. + Wimalawathie Dodanwela Kumarihamy, d:2 Jun 2000, youngest sister of Berty & Percy Dodanwela, the two Basnayake Nilame's of the Kandy Kataragama Devale's.

                                    9  Ajit Madugalle, educated at St Sylvester's College Kandy. + Chandra Wijesundera, of Kurunegala

                                        10  son

                                        10  daughter

                                    Ranil Madugalle, educated at St Sylvester's College Kandy. + Rupa Halangoda, of Reddagoda

                                        10  daughter

                                        10  daughter

                                        10  daughter

                                    Nirmaleen Madugalle + Arthur Marambe, of Marambe Walauwa in Getaheta

                                        10  daughter

                                        10  son

                                    9  Ayoma Madugalle

                                    9  Dishnakanthi Madugalle

 

                        6  "Ellepola" Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Tikiri Bandara, d:circa 1912, took up residence at his step fathers abode of Kotuvagedera in Matale, was popularly known as Kotuvagedera Madugalle Nilame. + second daughter of Uduwawela Halangoda Kotalbedde Nilame & Aluvihare Kumarihamy

                            7  Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Punchi Bandara, aka Kotuvagoda Madugalle Nilame of Matale + Leelawathie Thalgahagoda Kumarihamy from the Wasagama of Dullewe of Matale

                            7  2nd spouse of Madugalle Karunatilleke Jayasundera Weerasekera Rajapakse Wahala Nayake Nisi Mudiyanse Punchi Bandara, aka Kotuvagoda Madugalle Nilame of Matale + Leelawathie Angammana Kumarihamy from the Wasagama in Kandukara Ihala Korale in Udapalatha

                            7  Madugalle Sujatha Kumarihamy + Diyakelinawala

                            7  Madugalle Punchi Kumarihamy + Dunuwila

 

                        6  "Ellepola" Madugalle Dingiri Menike (Jnr) alias Ranmenike Kumarihamy + Rambukwella "Minure Rate Mahatmaya" (1790-1811) alias Ekanayake Mudiyanse

 

                    5  Madugalle Kuda Bandara alias Madugalle Kuda Gabada Nilame, shot by the British for joining his brother in the freedom struggle of 1818. No record of his marriage or offspring.

 

            3  Madugalle Loku Kumirihamy (Multenge Mahatmayo) + Dorangama Dissanayake Mudiyanse Disawa who was one of King Vijaya Rajasinghe missioners to Siam in 1740

 

            3  Madugalle Tikiri Kumarihamy (Multenge Mahatmayo) + "Mimure Rate Mahatmaya" alias Rambukwella Ekanayake Mudiyanse, the Rate Mahatmaya of Dumbara from 1791 to 1798

 

            3  Madugalle Kuda Kumarihamy (alias Kuda Multenge Mahatmayo), Principal female chef at the Palle and Meda Wahala (the two lower and middle palace kitchens) + Kahande Weregama Nilame of Ellepola in Matale

 

          

Four Kandyan Families - by Sunil Madugalle


MADUGALLE - NALINI. The death is announced of NALINI MADUGALLE, beloved wife of Jayantha Madugalle. A private funeral took place at the Kanatte Cemetery on 19th November 2007. 291/16, Edward Avenue, Havelock Road, Colombo 6. DN Wed Nov 28 2007