Preserving the past for the future
A simple motto, a life long commitment.
Today we live in a time of rapid social and economic change. The kind of change that took generations earlier, now occur within a decade. Our families who were once cloistered in a village, are now dispersed around the world. It is in this background that many reach out to touch their past, to find out more about themselves, and attempt to find their unique identity.
This website was developed with a clear mission to document, preserve and present the rich, documented history, the family possessed. It is a tapestry of their story, the people and the places. The site hopes to keep their memories alive and allow each generation to relive the past. This site is about preserving that past, for the future.
Objectives of the web site:
- To increase our knowledge of our past, by undertaking research, by collaborating, compiling and storing material relating to the ‘de Fonseka’ and associated families.
- To document and electronically make available all such information, before the information sources such as older family members, books, notes, manuscripts and photos are lost forever.
- To bring a greater awareness about the ‘de Fonseka’ and related family genealogies and histories to persons or groups carrying the family names, and to the community in general.
- To bring a greater awareness of the caste, clan and social history to members of the families, and to the community in general.
- To be a facilitator and a resource bank to anyone researching their ‘de Fonseka’ family roots and help and support the genealogy community in their research.
- To be a focal point for all of the de Fonseka families, now geographically distributed over the world.
This Web Site hopes to use the new medium of the Internet and it’s associated technologies to achieve the above stated objectives.