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to be descended from Prince Chan-
dragupta, one of those who brought
the branch of the sacred Bo Tree from
India to Ceylon. A Prince of this
family married the Princess Swarna-
mati, a sister of Raja Sinha I., King
of Kandy ; his son was Taldena Banda,
and his grandson Taldena was Adigar
and Disawa of Uva. The records of
this distinguished family are singularly
complete, and bring the descent down,
through a long line of high office-
holders, to Taldena Banda, Ratema-
hatmaya of Viyaluwa, father of the
subject of the present notice. Was
Ratemahatmaya of Yatikinda for
twenty years. Residence : Badulla.



TALDENA, Samarakon Jayasundera
Guneratne Mudiyanselage Charles
Banda ; b. July 11, 1866. Is son of
Taldena Samarakon Jayasundera
Guneratne Mudiyanselage Benjamin
Banda, under whose name will be
found some account of the ancient
family of Taldena of Uva. Residence :
Badulla.

TALDENA, Samarakon Jayasundera
Guneratne Mudiyanselage Freder-
ick Banda; b. February 27, 1868.
Belongs to the Taldena Samarakon
Jayasundera Guneratne Mudiyanse-
lage family of Taldena in Uva, which
claims an ancient and distinguished
ancestry. Is Proctor of the District
Court of Badulla. Residence: Badulla.

TAMPAIYA, Kumara Udaiyar, Muda-
liydr; b. November 12, 1862. De-
scended from Kumarasekara Mudaliyar,
District Mudaliyar of Maritime Pat-
tus under the old Dutch Government.
His son was also a District Muda-
liyar; as is his great-grandson, the
subject of this notice, at the present
time. Residence: Mallaitivu.

TAMPOO, T. Magan, J.P. Is Government
Proctor of Jaffna. Residence: Jaffna.

TENNEK00N, Kandegedere Wijesun-
dere Gunaratne Herat Mudiyanselage
Samuel Thomas Banda, President ; b.
June 30, 1843. Belongs to the Tenne-
koon family. Is President of Village
Tribunals. Residence : Kandulowa,
Kurunegala.

THURAISWAMI, Sapapathi, Maniya-
kar; b. March 2,1863. Belongs to the
Chantirasekara Mappana family of
Udupiddi, Jaffna. Is Maniyakar of
Valligamam East. Residence : Copay,
Jaffna.

TILLAIYAMPALAM, Arumukam, Mu-
daliydr. Created June 21, 1897.
Residence : Colombo.

TILLEKERATNE Dissanaike, Francis
William, Mudaliydr ; b. January 14,
1860. Is a son of Dionysius William
Tillekeratne Dissanaike, Mudaliyar of
Gangaboda Pattu (brother of Andreas
Petrus Tillekeratne Dissanaike), de-
scended from the Tillekeratne family
of Matara. Members of this family
have always held high office, since the
time of their ancestor Wikeliya Ponse
Appuhami, who was Sub-Disava of
Meda Korale in 1664. Is Mudaliydr of
Hinidun Pattu. Residence: Hiniduma.



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TILLEKERATNE Dissanaike, Richard]
Balthazar, Mudaliydr ; b. April 29,
1855. Is a son of Andreas Petrus
Tillekeratne Dissanaike, Mudaliyar of
Wellaboda Pattu, descended from the
Tillekeratne family of Mdtara. Mem-
bers of this family have always held
high office, since the time of their
ancestor Wikeliya Ponse Appuhami,
who was Sub-Disava of Meda Korale
in 1664. Is Muduliydr of Talpe Pattu.
Residence: Unawatuna, Talpe Pattu,
Galle.

TILLEKERATNE, William David Con-
stantino Samaradiwakara Abaya-
gunasekara, Interpreter Mudaliydr;
b. December 20, 1850. Belongs to a
Tillekeratne family, whose ancestors
have held important offices of State
under the Dutch Government, and
subsequently under the British
Government. Residence : Tillekeratne
Walawwa, Ratnapura.

TIRUVALLNGAM, Hallock; b.

Belongs to the Hallock Saravanamuttu
family. Editor of several Law Digests.
Is a Proctor of the Supreme Court.
Residence : Soma Villa, Colombo.

TOTJSSAINT, P. J. G.;b. . Descended
from a French family which emigrated
from France on the revocation of the
Edict of Nantes, and became of note
under the Dutch Government. Is
Crown Proctor of Batticaloa. Resi-
dence: Batticaloa.

VALLIPURAM, Comaravelo, Atikaram ;
b. November 19, 1847. Belongs to a
family settled in Mannar and Jaffna.
Is Atikaram of Mannar Island.
Residence : Mannar, Ceylon.

VAN DER STRAATEN, Dr. J. L.,
M.D. Belongs to a well-known family.
Is Principal of Ceylon Medical College
and a Colonial Surgeon. Residence :
Colombo.

VAN DORT, Dr. W. G., M.D.C.M. Be-
longs to a Dutch family, which was
ennobled in recognition of services
rendered in the struggle of the United
Provinces to throw off the Spanish
yoke. Residence: Colombo.

VAN LANGENBERG, James, The Hon.
Chevalier (the late). Was Burgher
Member of the Legislative Council for
ten years, and a leader of the Ceylon
Bar. Was created a Knight of the
Order of St. Gregory the Great by His



Holiness, Pope Leo XIII. The Che-
valier's widow resides in Colombo.

VENASITAMBY Vannia Singa, Kan-
theppy, Mudaliydr; b. August 29,
1842. Received the title of Vannia
Singa when he was appointed District
Mudaliyar of Mulliavally. Residence :
Mulliavally.

VETTIVELU, Kumaravelu, Atikaram;
b. July 10, 1845. Belongs to the
Kumaravelu family, settled in the
Jaffna district. Is Atikaram of
Mantai. Residence : Chettakulain,
Mantai.

VRASPLLLAI, Visentipillai, Atikaram;
b. May 24, 1850. Belongs to a family
settled in the Jaffna district. Is
Atikaram of Musali. Residence : Mu-
sali.

WEERAK00N, Weerakoon Adikarange
George Edward Senanayaka Sene-
viratne, President; b. January 14,
1852. Descended from Weerakoon
Adikarama. Is President of Village
Tribunals in Weligama Korale, Ma-
tara. Residence : Weligama, Matara.

WEERESEKERE Abeyeratna, Don
Peter Albert, Mudaliydr; b. January
31, 1856. Descended from the Weere-
sekere (or Wirasekara) family of the
Kandyan districts. Residence: Kela-
niya, Colombo.

WEERESINGHE Jayewardene Sene-
weratne, Don Johannes Allohender,
Mudaliydr; b. February 2, 1819. Re-
ceived the title of Jayewardene Sene-
weratne from Governor Sir Hercules
Robinson. Residence: Colombo.

WELAGEDARA Daiyanwela Nava-
ratne Yapamudiyanselage Punchi
Banda, Rdtemahdtmaya ; b. May 12,
1849. Belongs to the Welagedara
family whose ancestors held office
under the Kings of Kandy. Is Rdte-
mahdtmaya of Kotmale. Residence:
Maswela, Ramboda.

WENDT, Henry Lorenz. The Hon. ; b.
. Descended from a family
in Prussian Pomerania. Has been
Burgher Member of the Legislative
Council since 1895. Is an Advocate
of the Ceylon Bar. Has acted as
Solicitor-General of Ceylon. Resid-
ence: Colombo.

WICKRAMARATNA, J. A., Mudaliydr.
Created May 24, 1879. Residence:
Mdtara.



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WICKRAMASEKERA, Richard de

Alwis, Mudaliydr. Created May 24,
1890. Residence : Ratnapufa.

WICKREMASINGHE, Nanayakarawa-
sam Bamunuwatte Appukamilage
Don Martinu de Zilva; b.
Belongs to a family in Galle who have
owned their lands and have held office
for many generations. Has been
Assistant Librarian of the Colombo
Museum and Assistant to the Archaeo-
logical Commissioner of Ceylon. Is
well known as an Oriental scholar,
and holds the post of Epigraphist to
the Ceylon Government. Residence:
London.

WIJENARAYANA, Don Solomon de
Silva, Mudaliydr. Created May 23,
1883. Residence: Galle.

WIJENAYAKE, Don Henry, Mudaliydr;
b. June 27, 1845. Received the hon-
orary rank of Muhandiram on May
25, 1885 ; and on June 19, 1891, was
created a Mudaliydr. Is descended
from the Mahanagage Wijenayake
family. Residence: Kandy.

WIJESINHA, Louis Corneille, Muda-
liydr ; b. . Is an Oriental scholar.
Translator and Editor of the Maha-
vansa, one of the principal histories of
Ceylon. Residence: Dehiwela.

WIJETUNGE, Henry Edward De
Cabral ; b. May 12, 1858. Descended
from the de Cabral family of Colombo.
Is a Proctor of the Supreme Court.

Residence : Negombo.



WIKKRAMATILAKA, James Arthur
de Silva Wijayasinha, Mudaliydr of
the Governor's Gate; b. October 12,
1851. Descended from the Wikkra-
matilaka family of Matara district ;
also, on the mother's side, from the
"Wijayasinha family. Is President of
Siyane Korale West, Western Pro-
vince. Residence : Dalugama, Kela-
niya.

WIKRAMARATNA, Charles Alexander
de Zilva Rajakaruna, Mudaliydr;
b. May 25, 1860. Is Mudaliyar of
Gangaboda Pattu. Residence : Badde-
gama.

WIMALASURENDRA, Don Juan Deva-
pura, Maha Vidana Mudaliydr; b.
November 17, 1842. Descended from
the Wimalasurendra family, who were
Jewellers to the Kings of Kandy. Re-
sidence : Colombo.

WIRASEKARA, Sandrick, Muhandiram;
b. February 27, 1852, at Galvehera in
Kosgode, Southern Province. His
great-grandfather was Dines Wirase-
kara, Arachchi. Residence : Ambalan-
goda, Ceylon.

WIRESINGHA, James Alfred, Muhan-
diram; b. April 5, 1859. Holds an
appointment under the Government
of Ceylon in Kalutara. Rgsidenct :
Kalutara.

YATAWARA. This family is an old
one, members of which held high
office under the Singhalese Kings. Two
representatives of the family are now
Rdtemahatmayas.




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Online LibraryRoper LethbridgeThe golden book of India; a genealogical and biograhical dictionary of the ruling princes, chiefs, nobles, and other personages, titled or decorated, of the Indian empire, with an appendix for Ceylon → online text (page 63 of 63)