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Sri Lanka Kandyan Sinhalese Family Genealogy

NUGAWELA - Family #3158

Imbulmalgama Chandrasekara Paniwidakarana Niame, the keeper of the Betel Box during the reign of King WickremaBahu III 1371-1378 AD, (founder of Senkadagala Nuwara in Kandy). He was awarded a Sanhasa of the village of Imbulmalgama for saving the kings life by intervening in an attempted assassination by a negro named "Patti Kiriya, by which he sustained personal injuries. His son was granted the village of Dodanwela, in 1635, by King Rajasinghe II of Nilamba for his services to the King and State, during the fourth generation of this family The son was also conferred the title of Basnayaka Nilame of Dodanwela Dewala. Of the two sons born to the Dodanwela Basnayaka Nilame, the older received great favors from King Veera Parakrama Bahu (1708 AD) and lived at Nugawela at Sarasiyapattuwa and adopted the name of Nugawela. The members of this family use the Patabendi name of Chandrasekara Wasala Mudiyanse to this day which is sufficient proof of their descendancy from Imbulmalgama Chnadrasekara Paniwadakarana Nilame.

    Dodanwela Basnayaka Nilame

        (1)  Imbulmalgama Chandrasekara Mudiyanse, Alawatugoda Dewale Basnayaka Nilame + (2) Moladanda Kumarihamy of Moladanda Walauwa

            (3)  Dodanwela Basnayaka Nilame of Dodanwela Dewala + (4) Ehelepola Kumarihamy, d/o Ehelepola Gabada Nilame 1716 AD

                (5)  Dodanwela Nilame Senior, later Nugawela Nilame, founder of the first Nugawela Family Dynasty + (6) Imbumalgama Kumarihamy, grand niece of Imbulmalgama Chandrasekara Mudiyanse Basnayaka Nilame in 3 above

                (7)  Dodanwela Nilame Junior + (8) Diyakelaniwela Kumarihamy, sister of the famous astrologer to King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe and also rate Mahatmaya of Yatinuwara

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(9) Nugawela Bathwadana Nilame, Adigar of Medamahanuwara + (10) Amunugama Kumarihamy, aunt of Megastenne Maha Nilame of Dumbara

    (11) Nugawela Dukganne Unnanse, daughter of Nugawela Maha Nilame of Dumbara + King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe reigned in the town of Sitawaranapura 1747-1779 AD

    (13) Mampitiya Dukganne Unnanse + King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe, left issues, present Mampitiya family are descendants, see Doyle's Book Page 269

    (14) Nugawela Pansiyapattana Ratemahatmaya, of Dumbara, 1762 AD + (15) Arauwawe Kumarihamy, aunt of Arauwawe Adigar

    (16) Nugawela Sarasawiyapattuwe Ratemahatmaya + (17) Weragoda Kumarihamy, aunt of Weragoda Ratemahatmaya

    (16) 2nd spouse of Nugawela Sarasawiyapattuwe Ratemahatmaya + (18) Ilwane Kumarihamy, daughter of Ilwane Mudaliyar Dewale Basnayaka  Nilame

    (19) Nugawela Nuwaraketiyawe Dissawa, Kandyan Government and Basnayaka Nilame of Kandy Pattini Dewale during the British Government. b:1762, d:1857, aged 95. + (20) Dullewa Kumarihamy

    (21) Nugawela Sarasiyapattuwe Ratemahatmaya

    (22) Nugawela Kumarihamy + (23) Boenge Nilame

    (22) 2nd spouse of Nugawela Kumarihamy + (24) Dewelgama Basnayaka of Medeliya Dewale

    (25) Lanka Kumarihamy

    (26) Eriyagama Kumarihamy

    (27) Nugawela Sarasawiyapattuwe Ratemahatmaya, Ratemahatmaya of Sarasawiyapattuwa

        (29) Loku Banda Nugawela, Rate Mahatmaya of Sarasiyapattuwa, later Dissawa, died in 1916 + (30) Dewelgama Kumarihamy, d:1914

            (37) Loku Banda Nugawela, Rate Mahatmaya of Beligal Korale in the Kegalle District + (38) Kehelwatugoda Kumarihamy

                (71) Richard Nugawela

                (72) Willie Nugawela + (73) Dullewe Kumarihamy, d/o Dullewe Rate Adikaram of Matale

                (74) Robert Nugawela + (75) Talgodapitiya Kumarihamy, younger daughter of A B Talgodapitiya, Kandy Kachcheri Mudaliyar

 

            (39) Punchi Banda Nugawela, Rate Mahaymaya of Sarasiyapattuwa, Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa. Built a three storey addition to the Maligawa but passed away before completion of the work. + (40) Mallika Dunuwila, older daughter of Dunuwila Disawa and Police Magistrate

                (81) Eddie A Nugawela, Advocate of the Supreme Court and Member of the State Council, Minister of Education + (82) Louise Gooneratna, low country Sinhalese

                (83) Hugh Nugawela, d:1945, Rate Mahatmaya of Sarasiya Pattu + (84) Panabokke Kumarihamy, d/o Panabokke Adigar

                    (127) Name Not Known (Son)

                (85) Clifford Nugawela

                (86) Hilda Nugawela Kumarihamy + (87) Albert Halangoda

                (88) Muriel Nugawela Kumarihamy + (89) A Dambawinna, Badulla District, Superintendent of Police, Central Province

                (90) Malkanthi Nugawela Kumarihamy + (91) Ginatissa Madawela of Galagedera

                (92) Nita Nugawela Kumarihamy + (93) Cuda Banda Aluwihara Rate Mahatmaya of Matale, Pata Hewaheta

                (94) Pearl Nugawela Kumarihamy + (95) Dr A P Maralanda, s/o T W Maralanda Rate Mahatmaya

            (39) 2nd Spouse of Punchi Banda Nugawela + (41) Anula Dunuwila (sister of first wife Mallika)

            (42) Nugawela Halangoda Kumarihamy + (43) Halangoda Basnayaka Nilame of Walala, Dumbara, Basnayaka Nilame of Pattini Dewala in Kandy

            (44) Nugawela Aluwihara Kumarihamy + (45) Punchi Banda Aluwihara, Korala Mahatmaya of Matale

            (46) Nugawela Madugalla Kumarihamy + (47) Punchi Banda Madugalla, Rate Mahatmaya

            (48) Nugawela Madawela Kumarihamy + (49) Madawela Ratemahatmaya of Tumpanna at Galagedara

        (31) Madduma Banda Nugawela, Rate Mahatmaya of Udu Nuwara and, later,  Tumpanna, b:1841, d:1901 + (32) Udanwita Dunuwila Madduma Kumarihamy, b:1849, d:1932

            (50) Laurence Nugawela Adigar, Rate Mahatmaya of Katugampola Hatpattu in Kurunegala District, was honored with the rank of Disawa and was awarded the rank of Second Adigar on his retirement from Government Service + (51) Paranagama Kumarihamy d/o Paranagama Polic`e Magistrate at Galagedara in Tumpanna

                (76) Vincent B Nugawela, Rate Mahatmaya of Katugampola Hatpattu in the Kurunegala District

                    (118) Chitrawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy

                    (119) Reggie Nugawela

                    (120) Donald Nugawela

                    (121) Kenneth Nugawela

                    (122) Carl Nugawela

                    (123) Godfrey Nugawela

                    (124) Chnadrawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy

                    (125) Dorothy Nugawela Kumarihamy

                    (126) Name Not Known Kumarihamy

                (77) Nellie Nugawela Kumarihamy + (78) T H S Moonemalle Rate Mahatmaya, descended from Moonemalle family of Kurunegala District, Police Magistrate, Dandagamuwa, Rate Mahatmaya of Wanni Hatpattu in Kurunegala District, d:21 Dec 1940

                (79) Lena Nugawela Kumarihamy + (80) D A L Ratwatte, fifth son of A Ratwatte, Shroff, brother of Ratwatte Adigar

            (52) E Thomas Nugawela, Licensed Surveyor and later Chena Muhandiram of Matale

            (53) Tikiri Banda Nugawela (adopted by his uncle Cuda Banda Nugawela, 33), Rate Mahatmaya of Udu Nuwara, d:1946 + (54) Maraya Keppetipola, sister of Keppetipola Basnayaka Nilame of Lankatileka Dewala

                (96) Sydney Nugawela, Proctor + (97) Lielawathie Ilangatilleke, d/o J W Ilangatileke, Notary Public

                (98) Nugent Nugawela

                (99) Duncan NJugawela, UK, Barrister at Law

                (100) Allan Nugawela + Iranganie Bulankulame, (sister of Visakha Wijeratne) (Both died 2008)

                (101) Evelyn Nugawela Kumarihamy + (102) Cecil Aluwihare, brother of Cuda Banda Aluwihare referred to in 93

                (103) Margaret Nugawela Kumarihamy + (104) C P Dunuwila Rate Mahatmaya, Udunuwara and Yatinuwara

                (105) Ruby Nugawela Kumarihamy + (106) Wilson Aluwihare, Divisional Revenue Office in Ratnapura District

                (107) Rita Nugawela Kumarihamy

            (55) James Richard Nugawela, President Village Tribunals Dewamadi Hatpattu in Kurunegala District, Rate Mahatmaya Uda Hewaheta in Nuwara Eliya District +

            (56) Katupitiya Kalyanaeatjhie Kumarihamy, d/o T B Katupitiya Basnayaka Nilame of Kurunegala District

                (108) Phyllis Mallika Nugawela Kumarihamy + (109) R P B Bulankulame of Anuradhapura, cousin of Bulankulame Disawa

                (110) Mervyn B Nugawela + Anula Seneviratne

                (111) Hemawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy + Galagoda

            (57) Cuda Banda Nugawela, Basnayaka Nilame Pattin Dewala Kandy (adopted by his uncle Cuda Banda Nugawela, 33), Basnayaka Nilame Maha Vishnu Dewala, and Diyawadana Nilame, Dalada Maligawa, Kandy + (58) Anulawathie Kobbekaduwa Kumarihamy, d/o (36) Kobbekaduwa Nilame

                (112) Douglas Nugawela + Leela Ilangatilleke

                (113) Godwin Nugawela + Chitra Warakaulle Wijekoon

        Geetha Nugawela + Dr. Nihal Ehelepola Seneviratne

1 daughter - Thilini Seneviratne

        Chathuri Nugawela + Dr. Jeeva Munasinghe

Meth Munasinghe

Iru Munasinghe

                (114) Swarnawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy Abeyratne + Francis Abeyratne of Idampitiya Hingula              

                (115) Pathmawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy + Justice C.V. Udalagama of Kegalle

                (116) Thusimawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy + Daya Ranatunge of Minneriya

                (117) Sepalawathie Nugawela Kumarihamy + Abeywansa Kobbekaduwe of Kambiadiya

            (59) Nugawela Loku Kumarihamy + (60) Tikiri Banda Rambukwelle Rate Mahatmaya of Uda Dumbara

            (61) Nugawela Madduma Kumarihamy + Walgama Banda of Kegalle District (marriage cancelled and re-married)

            (61) 2nd Spouse of Nugawela Madduma Kumarihamy + (63) Punchi Banda Wettewa of Tumpanna, Basnayaka Nilame of Kandy Pattini Dewala, d:1928

            (62) Nugawela Puspara Kumarihamy + (63)Punchi Banda Wettewa of Tumpanna, Basnayaka Nilame of Kandy Pattini Dewala who married her older sister, Nugawela Madduma Kumarihamy, after her death, d:1928 [Note: The Wettewa family who have married two daughters of Aluwaihara Koralamahattaya and also connected to the Nugawela family are NOT the same and have NO connection to this Wettewa family]

            (64) Nugawela Anulawathie Kumarihamy (Baby) + (65) Robert Esmond Paranagama, Ratemahatmaya, son of Paranagama Ratemahatmaya and later Kandy Kachcheri Mudaliyar. Also Ratemahatmaya of Uda Bulathgama and also, later, Pata Dumbara.

            (66) Nugawela Seelawathie Kumarihamy (adopted by her uncle Cuda Banda Nugawela, 33) + (67) Tikiri Banda Keppetipola, Basnayaka Nilame of Lankatilleke Dewala, descendant of the famous ancient family of Keppetipola

            (68) Nugawela Mallika Kumarihamy + (69) T W Maralanda, Ratemahatmaya of Maralanda Walawwa, Pilessa, Ratemahatmaya of Dambadeni hatpattu, and later Weuda Wili Hatpattu of Kurunegala District, descendant of the famous ancient family of Maralanda

            (70) Nugawela Somawathie Kumarihamy (unmarried)

        (33) Cuda Banda Nugawela, Rate Mahatmaya of Udu Nuwara and later Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. Improved the Maligawa by constructing an upper floor ofver the Hewisi Mandalaya. Built and dedicated vast lands to Telumbugala Vihara in Udu Nuwara. Left no issue. Adopted a daughter and two sons of his brother Madduma Banda Nugawala. d:1916 + (34) Thalmuka Kumarihamy

        (34) Nugawela Punchi Kumarihamy + (36) Kobbekaduwa Nilame, Rate Mahatmaya of Yati Nuwara and Tumpanna

            (58) Anulawathie Kobbekaduwa Kumarihamy + (57) Cuda Banda Nugawela, Basnayaka Nilame Pattin Dewala Kandy (adopted by his uncle Cuda Banda Nugawela), Basnayaka Nilame Maha Vishnu Dewala, and Diyawadana Nilame, Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.


   Note: numbers within brackets before each name depicts the reference number in the original document from which the information was extrcated