Death of Dhanasiri Weerasinghe – Funeral oration by Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi

Death of Dhanasiri Weerasinghe – Funeral oration by Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi WEERASINGHE. — Dhanasiri H.A. Source: LankaWeb  Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi delivered the Funeral Oration Son of Hector and Vivien Weerasinghe. Passed away peacefully on the 7th of July 2020 at home in Melbourne surrounded by family. He was best known in Sri Lanka for his cricketing prowess as an all-rounder. He attended Ananda College, Colombo, captaining the Ananda cricket team in 1955 and eventually being selected for the Ceylon Cricket Team. He captained the All Ceylon Cricket team in 1969. At the age of 20, he joined the Colombo police force and attained the rank of Inspector. During this time he married his teenage sweetheart, Chatra Tennakoon in 1965, followed in quick succession by the birth of their 3 daughters. Migrating to Australia in 1974 with his family, he formed strong and lifelong friendships, contributing in roles such as the President of the Sri Lanka Club for many years. His funeral was held on Saturday 11th July, 2020 in Melbourne. … Continue reading Death of Dhanasiri Weerasinghe – Funeral oration by Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi