I am greatly indebted to the following people, without whose support, encouragement, and assistance.  They have contributed their valuable time and knowledge, shared valuable information, records and/or granted permission to reproduce documents to build up the contents of this site. 

This work would not have been possible without these contributions.

Key Contributor:

  • Dr. Srilal Fernando, Melbourne, Australia. 


  • Andrew Buultjens, Wattala for scouring church records.
  • Dhyan de Fonseka, Panadura.
  • Lallith Goonewardene, Colombo.
  • Ajith de Fonseka, Colombo.
  • Ms Rosemary de Fonseka, Colombo.
  • Ms Roshni de Fonseka, Colombo.
  • Rohantha and Duneesha de Fonseka, Panadura.
  • Ms Lorna de Fonseka, Colombo.
  • Kamini de Soyza, Colombo.
  • Ms Cynthia Mendis, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ms. Joan Perera,  Colombo 6.
  • Dr Germain Fernando, Perth, Australia.
  • Ms Srimanie Ranasinghe, London, UK.
  • Nigel Venus, Patsy Willis and Andy Cole OBE of the Royal Star & Garter Home, Richmond, UK
  • Nimal  Wickremasuriya, Nawala.
  • Dunstan, Elaine and Siraj Perera, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Charles Amerasekera of Canada for details of Medals and Decorations.  (
  • Rohan Fernando, UK.
  • Raj de Silva of the Khastriya Maha Sabha, Colombo.
  • Dr Rajpal de Silva, Colombo.
  • Kumar Perera Abeywardena, Managing Director, Closenberg, Galle.
  • Michael Roberts of Australia for copies of valued documents.
  • Kyle Joustra of Australia for information from his excellent Sri Lanka Genealogy Database.
  • Victor Melder of Australia for his support in tracing family trees.
  • Ms Karen Bernard and Ms Marie Pieris for typing some of the manuscripts.
  • The Director and staff of the Department of National Archives, Colombo 7.