War elephants figured in historic battles by Dominicus Corea against Portuguese
A family that transitioned from warriors to agriculturalists
To become a diverse family,
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C. V. S. ('SID') COREA
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Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture - Thu, 30/01/2020
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Charmaine Corea - Funeral, Tue, 31/12/2019
Edger and Lily Corea's daughter Percy Corea's Grand daughter Charmaine passed away on 30 12 2019 The funeral is on 31 12 2019 at Supreme Parlour Adjacent to old Jayaratne Parlour Service at…
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Obituary: Shanti Perera - Funeral, Wed, 20/11/2019
The death is announced of Shanti Perera a founder member of the ECFU and its committee who worked untiringly in early efforts of the association He was the loving husband of Dilkara Perera…
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ECFU Notice of AGM (to be held on Sat, 27/10/2019) to Members
EDIRIMANE COREA FAMILY UNION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Sunday the 27 th October 2019 at 11 00 a m at the Orient Club No 1 Rajakeeya Mawatha…
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Obituary: Damaris Pannila - Funeral, Sat, 31/08/2019
Ms Damaris Pannila daughter of Deloraine Jayewardene Nee Corea has passed away She was a former Vice Principal of Ladies' College Colombo 07 a href https www jazstock com Mens Wrist…
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45th Death Anniversary of Shirley Corea, Speaker - 09.03.2019
The 45th Death Anniversary Commemoration of the late Shirley Corea Hon Speaker of Parliament will be held on 09 03 2019 under the patronage of Hon Karu Jayasuriya Speaker of Parliament and Hon…
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Late Obituaries - Nissanke Hettiaratchy
Nissanke Hettiaratchy - Husband of Antoinette Informatics Institute of Technology son of late Peter Doreen brother of Nilkanthi Nicholas USA Niranjan UK and Nirmal remains lie at A F…
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US remains proud to Stand with SL as a Friend and Partner - Under Secr
US remains proud to Stand with SL as a Friend and Partner - Under Secretary Shannon Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in…
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Obituary: Toni Corea - Funeral on Sun, 16/09/2018
The death occurred of Toni the widow of late Malcolm Corea Mortal remains lay at A F Raymond Funeral Parlour followed by cremation at 11 00 a m on Sunday 16 09 2018 at Kanatte Borella…
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Obituary: Nalini Perera (Nee Corea) - Funeral Fri, 23/03/2018
The death occurred of Nalini Perera Nee Corea She was the beloved wife of late Richard Perera much loved mother of Amithreni Anura Indiramali and Saliya mother-in-law of Eranjan and Ina…
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Memorial Service for Priya Welikala - Sat, 24/03/2018
Nadini Welikala and family have extended an invitation to members of the ECFU to a Memorial Service for the late Priya Welikala to be held at 10 00am on Saturday 24 03 2018 at the Cathedral of…
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Thanksgiving Service for Siva Obeyesekere - Thu, 22/02/2018
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of late Deshamanya Siva Obeyesekere will be held on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Ladies' College Chapel.
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Obituary: Siva Obeyesekere - Funeral on Sun, 24/12/2017
The death occurred on the morning of 23 12 2017 of Desamanya Siva Obeyesekere widow of late Senator Desamanya James P Obeyesekere A service will be held on Sunday 24 12 2017 at her…
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Obituary: Devapriya Welikala - 31/10/2017
The death occurred in London on 31 10 2017 of D L O Devapriya Welikala who resided there for a long period until his demise His maternal grandmother was Milita Corea daughter of Mudaliyar J E…
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Obituary: Flora Corea - Funeral on Fri, 13/10/2017
The death occurred on 10 10 2017 of Flora Corea Nee William devoted wife of Sri Sangabo Corea a Past President and active committee member of the ECFU She was the loving mother of Ramani…
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Celebration of Life of Ernest Corea - Sat, 08/07/2017
A service of thanksgiving and a celebration of the life and work of Ernest Corea son of Canon Rev Ivan Corea who departed this life on 11 05 2017 was held in Springfield Virginia in the United…
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ECFU Notice of AGM (to be held on Sat, 29/07/2017) to Members
NOTICE is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Edirimana Corea Family Union will be held on Saturday the 29th July 2017 at 5 00 p m at the Orient Club No 1 Rajakeeya Mawatha…
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ECFU Grand Sing-A-Long on Sat, 29/07/2017 (day of the AGM)
A grand Sing-A-Long for ECFU members and their friends with music song a href http www replicheorologio com orologi falsi a and dance will be held on Saturday 29 07 2017 from 7 00pm onwards…
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Harindrini Corea joins the legal profession - 19/07/2017
Harindrini Corea daughter of Harindra and Rochelle Corea was admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka at a swearing in ceremony on the morning of Wednesday 19 07 2017 In entering…
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Obituary: Kumar Corea - 03/07/2017
The death occurred on 3rd July 2017 of Kumar Corea husband of Preena Nee Adihetti and father of Jithwara Jit He was the father-in-law of Trudi and grandfather of Joash He was brother to…
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Memorial Service for Mayadunne Corea Snr and Rita Corea - 19/06/2017
A Requiem Mass in memory of Mayadunne Corea Snr and Rita Corea Nee Gooneratne was held on the evening of 19th June 2017 at St Mary's Church Bambalapitiya It was at this very venue that the…
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Obituary: Amithra Ilangantileke - 19/06/2017
The death occurred in the United Kingdom on 19 06 2017 of Amithra Ilangantileke beloved husband of Savithri nee Amarasinghe and loving father of Nelu the late Anouki and Hiran He was the adored…
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Memorial Service for Dorothy Atapattu - Tue, 13/06/2017
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life a href http www replicauhrdeutschland de replica uhren a and work of late Dorothy Atapattu Nee Jayasinghe wife of Asoka Atapattu and mother of Asanka…
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Obituary: Damayanthi Corea - Funeral on Sun, 11/06/2017
The death has occurred of Damayanthi Corea wife of late Harin Corea beloved mother of Sheoni and loving sister of late Asoka and Lakshman Corea Cortege leaves A F Raymond Funeral Parlour at 4…
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Late Ernest Corea - Condolence Book online (till 14th June 2018)
There is an online Condolence Book in respect of the late Ernest Corea who passed away on 11th May 2017 a href https www bestintime me www bestintime me a which is open till 14th June 2018…
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Obituary: Ernest Corea - 11/05/2017
The death occurred peacefully on the night of 11th May 2017 in Virginia USA of Ernest Corea former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and one time Editor of the Ceylon Daily News…
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Obituary: Rupali Jayatilleke (Nee Corea) - Funeral on Sat, 06/05/2017
The funeral of Rupali Jayatilleke Nee Corea takes place on Saturday 06 05 2017 The daughter of Leslie and Hilda Corea she was the loving wife of Douglas Jayatilleke retired Planter…
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Obituary: Manorani Corea - 18/02/2017
Manorani the much loved mother of Dulanjana Silva passed away on Saturday 18th February 2017 She was the daughter of Ashley Winfield Corea and his wife Ena Corea and sister to five sisters…
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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Vijaya Corea on 13/02/2017
Vijaya Corea was conferred the Award of ''Prathibha Pranama'' after receiving special honours at the State Radio Award Ceremony held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena He…
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ECFU Christmas Programme
Dear ECFU Committee Members The Christmas Family dinner is scheduled for Sunday 4th December 2016 from 6 00 p m at Lilani Corea Dhamaratne's residence in Kotte You're warmly invited for an…
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Obituary: Rita Corea (Nee Gooneratne) - 08/11/2016
The death occurred on 08 11 2016 of Rita Corea Nee Gooneratne who was the much loved wife of the late Mayadunne Corea Snr and mother of Sharmila Perera Nee Corea Mayadunne Corea Jnr and…
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Obituary: Ernest Wimal Perera - 16/10/2016
It is with sadness that the family is informed that Ernest Wimal Perera dearly beloved husband of Renuka loving father of Ayesha son of late Vere and Eunice brother of Rohan Perera a href http…
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Obituary: Dorothy Atapattu - Funeral on Sat, 10/09/2016
The death occurred on 8th September 2016 of Dorothy Atapattu Nee Jayasinghe wife of Asoka Atapattu and mother of Asanka and Romesh of Capello Salons She was the daughter-in-law of the…
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Ivan Corea honoured by Civic Award for services to autism awareness
Ivan Corea the elder son of Vernon Snr and Monica Corea has been honoured by a Civic Award by the Mayor of Havering Councillor Brian Eagling considering his contribution to the cause of autism…
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Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture - Wednesday, 16/03/2016
The Gamani Corea Foundation will host a Lecture on 'Economics Beyond the Market' by Dr Nishan de Mel Economist and Executive Director of Verite Research on Wednesday 16th March 2016 a style…
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Obituary: Surangani Ameresekere - Funeral on Tue, 01/03/2016
The death occurred in Colombo of Surangani 'Sura' Ameresekere Her mortal remains lie at at A F Raymond Funeral Parlour where a Service will be held at 3 00pm on Tuesday 1st March 2016 The…
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Ranjini Corea: Memorial Service of Thanksgiving - Thursday, 10/12/2015
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Ranjini Corea wife of Vijaya Corea and mother of Viran and Sashika Corea who departed earthly life on 10th December 2014 will be held at the Church of St…
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Postponed - Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture
A Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture by the Gamani Corea Foundation to be held on Thursday 12th November 2015 at the BMICH Colombo has been postponed The postponement is in the context of the day being…
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Wedding of Gemunu Corea and Shibani Thambiayah - Saturday, 22/08/2015
Gemunu Corea son of late Prof Randunna and Nalini Corea and Shibani Thambiayah daughter of Ravi and Nimmi Thambiayah pledged themselves to each other in matrimony on Saturday 22nd August 2015…
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Rohan Goonetilleke recognised as reviving Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills
Rohan Goonetilleke Managing Director of Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC has been recognised for returning a Hayleys Group company to profitability on assuming duties as its Managing Director…
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Notice of ECFU AGM: Sunday, 26/07/2015 (9:00am) at Orient Club
Members are informed that the Annual General Meeting AGM of the Edirimana Corea Family Union ECFU is to be held on Sunday 26 07 2015 at the Orient Club No 01 Rajakeeya Mawatha Colombo 07…
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Birth of a son to S. Mahiman and Sashika Corea-Mahiman - 01/05/2015
Sashika Mahiman Nee Corea and her husband Mahiman Sivasundaram were blessed in the early hours of 01 05 2015 with their first-born son ''Ravale'' a href http www dreampanerai com panerai…
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Birth of a son to Ranmal and Sandamali Goonetilleke - 17/04/2015
Ranmal Goonetilleke and his wife Sandamali Kooragoda-Goonetilleke were blessed on Friday 17 04 2015 with a baby boy the couple's fourth child at Joseph Frazer Memorial Hospital Colombo 05 They…
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Obituary: Indira Corea (wife of Chandra Corea) - 14/03/2015
Indira Corea nee Chitty wife of Chandra Corea passed away on Tuesday 14th April 2015 The funeral took place at 9 30am on Thursday 16th April 2015 at Jawatte Burial Grounds Prior to the…
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Obituary: Ranjini Corea (wife of Vijaya Corea) - 10/12/2014
Ranjini Corea wife of Vijaya Corea and mother of Viran and Sashika passed away peacefully at 5 30 in the morning of Wednesday 10th December 2014 surrounded by family In keeping with her wishes…
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Obituary: Nirmali Corea (widow of late Norman Corea) - 02/11/2014
Nirmali Corea widow of the late Norman Corea mother of late Devapriya and of Priyadharshani passed away on the night of 2nd November 2014 She was the grandmother of Gimhani Wickremasinghe A…
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Inaugural Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture held on 03/11/2014
The Inaugural Gamani Corea Memorial Lecture organised by the Gamani Corea Foundation was delivered by Dr Saman Kelegama Executive Director Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka on Monday 03…
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Thanksgiving Service for Nihal Corea held on Saturday, 21/06/2014
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of pianist Nihal Corea who passed away on 24th March 2014 was held at the Church of St John the Evangelist Panadura at 4 30pm on Saturday 21st June…
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Seminar in Colombo on Dr. Gamani Corea's contribution - 03/04/2014
A half day seminar on Dr Gamani Corea's Contribution to Domestic International Economic Policy was organized and held at the IPS Auditorium in Colombo on 03rd April 2014 to pay tribute to late…
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Special Tribute in Geneva in honour of Dr. Gamani Corea - 20/03/2014
Special Tribute Seminar in Honour of Dr Gamani Corea 20 March 2014 A Special Tribute seminar in commemoration of the life and intellectual legacy of Dr Gamani Corea of Sri Lanka UNCTAD…
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