In this section we look at the references to the clan families thru the genealogy table of the Varnakula Addittiya Arasanilayitta clan referred to in the genelogy documents. These families of were part of the six families with a distinct rank and status as chieftains of the Karava clans. Varnakula was one of the great ‘Surya’ clans of the Karava caste. (the other two being ‘Kurukulasuriya’ and Arasakulasuriya’).
De Fonseka / D’andrado / De Rowel / Lowe / Tamel Genealogy Chart
Click on the picture above to open the genealogy chart. This is a reproduction of a large genealogy chart prepared and printed by S. R. de Fonseka, and given to family members in the 1930s.
The genealogy charts are presented in HTML format and will load much faster. It also contains additional family details and links not found in the genealogy chart including sources of information, references and dates and links to family trees which trace their descendents to date.
The Fernando families of Marawila and Thamabarawila have been very closely associated with the Lowe families through Inter marriages. This page looks at the family tree of Varnakulasuriya Adrian Fernando, Muhandiram of Kammala, and contains some lovely period photographs of this family.
(The Lowe Family genealogy details, the Varnakula Fernando family details and photographs of the Marawila families have been provided by Dr Germain Fernando of Brisbane, Australia.)
The Lyndon Jusey De Silva family or the Seven Sisters, are connected by marriage.
‘Don Bastian de Silva Jayasuriya was another owner of maadal in Galle). Two of his daughters, Justina and Nona Baba Hamine, married into the de Fonseka family of Kalutara.