Family Tree of Edmund Clark De Fonseka

Edmond Clarke (E. C.) de Fonseka MBE md Evangeline Fernando (daughter of W. A. Fernando).

  • Major Edmund Clarence de Fonseka  MBE (E.C. Jnr)  md Bertha De Silva, daughter of Dr. K. J. De Silva, Moratuwa.
    ( Major E.C. de Fonseka was awarded the MBE (Military) on the 1st January 1949. He was commissioned as a 2/Lt in the Ceylon Light Infantry (CLI), 1924. As Captain, appointed Signaling Officer 1931, ADC to H. E. the Governor 1934, O/C HQ Wing 1936, as Major appointed Second in command 2nd Battalion CLI 1940. He was awarded the Efficiency Decoration (Ceylon) in 1944.)
    • Cynthia de Fonseka md Dr. L. S. Cyril Mendis.
      • Dr Tilak de Fonseka Mendis md Dr. Neila Castro.
      • Kumar de Fonseka Mendis md Carolyn Pelrine.
    • Roweena de Fonseka md Walter Mendis (W.M Mendis of Rockland liquor).
    • Malinee de Fonseka md Dr Trevor Fernando.
  • Erica de Fonseka md Conrad Boniface Peter Perera (Son of I. P. Perera). 
    • Sita Perera md Upatissa Hulugalle.
    • Nihal Perera md Florence McArdle.
    • Nalini Perera md Dr. Nihal Abeysundera.
    • Dr Lallith Perera md Dr. Selvie Selvanayagam.
    • Kamini Perera md Rohan de Soyza.
    • Ruchindra Perera.


ARCADIA – The home that lent it’s name to Arcadia Gardens.

Arcadia as painted in the early 1930’s by Otto Scheinhammer (see footnote 2) ARCADIA(1) ;  A search of an Encyclopedia may describe it as a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people or any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity. Obviously it would have been

Read More »

Ascot Avenue

This posh residential area in Colombo owes its name to race horse owner, Major Edmund Clarence de Fonseka. During the early part of the century, Edmund Clarke de Fonseka owned some of the largest and the best Plumbago mines in this country. These were at Hikgaha, Goluwanmulle and Himbutamulle. The Plumbago produced from these mines

Read More »

E. C. de Fonseka and the Royal Star & Garter Home

In 1922, the Star and Garter Home in Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK, was the beneficiary of a substantial donation from a Sri Lankan philanthropist, Edmund Clarke de Fonseka M.B.E.  The Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Ex-Service men and women stands high on Richmond Hill in magnificent surroundings overlooking the river Thames. This unique home offers the

Read More »