Family of S. R. De Fonseka
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Richard de Fonseka (Mudaliyar Salpiti Korale and Mudaliyar of the Governor's
Gate) married in 1883, (
Louisa, daughter of Juan de Silva Jayasingha (d1902).
Born 1854, Invested rank of Mudaliyar by Sir Arthur Havelock, Mudaliyar of
Salpiti Korale 10th September 1907, and Mudaliyar of the Governor's Gate, 22nd
Mudaliyar S. R. De Fonseka was a
prominent figure at his time and campaigned for the Karava. He was also one de Fonseka who
achieved political stature, and was involved in the many campaigns to the then
Family Tree of Mudaliyar S. R De
Simon Richard de Fonseka Jnr md
Henrietta de Fonseka, daughter of Henry Fredrick de Fonseka.
- Lydia Florence de Fonseka Warnasuriya
Wijetunge Samaranayake md Godwin
Jacob de Fonseka Samarawickrama Arsekularatne (son of Richard de Fonseka).
- Lionel Stanislaus William Edgar de Fonseka md Noel
Fernando (Daughter of Sir Marcus Fernando).
Author of 'The Karava Flag and 'Les Euax of Lumiere' etc.
- Muriel Latitia de Fonseka (Murie )
Donald de Fonseka (son of James Fretz de Fonseka).
- See the James Fretz family tree.
Bridget Louisa Hortense de Fonseka
(Birdie ) md Dr. Percy Augustus Mendis Jayawardene (Son of Alexander Mendis Jayawardene
and Jane Jayawardene)
- Iromi Jayawardene md Dr. Leslie
- Dr. Sriyal Pieris (Hongkong)
md Sharmala Arsecularatna.
- Shamil Pieris md Roshinie
- Shanez Pieris md Dr. Michelle
- May Elaine Imelda de Fonseka (Podi Anta
md Dr Leo Hugo Peiris Kurukulasuriya on 04.09.1924.
'Delma', 27, Elibank Road, Colombo 5.
- Anton Pieris md Annette Mendis
- Renuka Pieris md Gerard Mendis.
- Shehara Mendis.
- Anishka Mendis.
- Dr. Trevor Pieris md Dr. Clytie
- Hilal Pieris.
- Ashani Pieris md Manil
- Cynthia Pieris md Gerry Waas.
- Nilani Waas (Lawyer - Canada)
md Rohith Fernando.
- Ruann Fernando.
- Tarini Fernando.
- Amila Waas (Lawyer) md Yshan
- Swasha Fernando.
- Ashen Fernando.
- Shenali Fernando.
Wedding of S. R. De Fonseka Junior,
around 1916, taken at 'Arcadia'.
White 'Pavada' on the ground and Lascoreen Guards, all traditional trappings
of a Karava wedding of that time.
The inside of the beautifully decorated Marquee or 'Magul Maduwa'.
SR Jnr., Henrietta and group. On extreme left is Erica, (daughter of E. C. de
Fonseka), Bestman is Lionel Stanley de Fonseka (Brother) and two of the
maids are Clarice and Elene de Fonseka.
Wedding Cake :
Mammoth by today's standards, it needed a separate room of it's own.
'Going Away' :
Behind the couple, in the Mudaliyar uniform is S. R. de Fonseka Snr. Part of
'Arcadia' could be seen in the background.
Photographs courtesy of Kamini de Soyza.
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