Annesly Dunstan Ekanayaka Ameresekera

1914–1986 (Age 71)
Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

The Life of Annesly Dunstan Ekanayaka

When Annesly Dunstan Ekanayaka Ameresekera was born on 6 September 1914, in Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka, his father, Edward Henry Ekanayake Ameresekera, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Josephine de Silva Ameresekera, was 34. He died in 1986, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Edward Henry Ekanayake Ameresekera
1885–
Elizabeth Josephine de Silva Ameresekera
1880–
Jasmin Vivian Hycinth Peries
1907–1980
Douglas Bertrum Ameresekera
1908–1989
Neville Maxwell Amarasekara
1913–1971
Annesly Dunstan Ekanayaka Ameresekera
1914–1986
Ekanayake Rohan Amarasekara
1916–1974
Alexander Merril Ameresekere
1918–1996
Prinzie Nora Ameresekera Wijetunge
1921–2006

Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Henry Ekanayake Ameresekera

    Male1885–Male

  • Elizabeth Josephine de Silva Ameresekera

    Female1880–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1931

Age 17

British grant the right to vote and introduce power sharing with Sinhalese-run cabinet.
1948

Age 34

Colonial rule ended and the island nation of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.
1956

Age 42

Solomon Bandaranaike elected on wave of Sinhalese nationalism. Sinhala made sole official language and other measures introduced to bolster Sinhalese and Buddhist feeling. More than 100 Tamils killed in widespread violence after Tamil parliamentarians protest at new laws.

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