Sri Lanka Kandyan Sinhalese Family Genealogy
MADAWELA - FAMILY #3160
1 Herat Mudiyanselage Madawela Basnayake Nilame 1830, Landed Proprietor/ Notary Public 1830 Circa + Ranmenike, daughter of Chandarasekere Gooneratne Tenekoon Herat Mudianselage Banda of Walgama, As per "Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon" By Unwin Brothers Ltd The Gresbam Press, Working & London. p720
2 Hon Godfrey Edward Madawela 1878 -1932 Lawyer/Politician. Ceylonese Legislative 1924-1931 Ceylon State Council
1931-32, Educated at St. Thomas' college Mt Lavinia and Trinity College Kandy.
He Donated the family house and land in Kurinegala to Maliyadeva Maha
Vidiyalaya and moved to Madawela estate (Madawela Village) Uhumiya 6 mile off of
Negambo road Kurunegala in 1938.
Political back- ground and his work is documented in
"Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon" p 720
3 Godfrey Madawela + Hilda Ekneligoda (3161)
4 Gamini Edward Madawela Married Clarice Aluwihare of Beridevala Matale
4 Nihal Madawela Married Dulice Aluwihare daughter of Claude Aluwihare Maha walluwa Aluwihare.
3 Eva Madawela + Dr Lin Udalagama
3 Muriel Madawela + Fisher Wanduragala
Godfrey Ernest Madawela (Bobsy), He donated land to Madawela temple in 1956. + Hilda Eknaligoda of Eknaligoda wallawa
Dr Pushpananda Madawela (Rev Madawela Punnaji) is a first cousin of Godfrey Madawela. Dr was ordinated as a Buddhist priest by Rev Madihe Pannaseela in 1968 at Sri Vajiragnana Dharmaya Ayathanaya.(Maharagama) Was the High priest in Toronto Maha Viharaya from 1981. Written many books 'Beyond the Horizon of Time' , 'Man, Superman and Beyond', 'Vibhajja vada' and 'Awakaning meditation'.
Compiled by Githal Madawela