It is one year since you passed away. The memories you left behind remain with us. We recall your friendly and kind nature, which was appreciated by your family and your many friends.
You bravely faced your terminal illness and went on with life as usual.
You were very close to your two children, Sithum and Vindi. Little Vindi believes you are “somewhere up there”, and will return one day when she is grown-up, while Sithum understands that you are no more with us.
When you were with us, we performed various meritorious acts together. Even when you were ill you continued in the same manner.
We would save a calf as a meritorious act on your birthday, which falls on June 18. We continue with this practice, even though you are not there to join us.
The second month after your demise we lit 1,000 oil lamps at the Kelaniya Temple. In the third month we had a “bana” preaching ceremony, conducted by Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, with a “sanghika dhana” for 15 monks.
This April, we selected 26 poor families in the Malabe area and gave them dry rations. In May, during Vesak, we maintained an ice-cream “dansala”, which was very popular. We are sponsoring a Lord Vishnu Kovil at the Valukaramaya Temple in Kollupitiya in your name.
On October 7, your first death anniversary, we will hold a bana preaching ceremony, followed by a sangika dhana and an offering of “atapirikara” for 33 monks.
We visit your grave on the seventh day of each month and light candles.
I know I will meet you in my next birth. We will console ourselves with the thought that it was your Karma that an untimely death should overtake you, and we believe it is our Karma to lose a good wife and good mother so early in life.
Your parents, sister Suvini and brother Sanjeewa equally miss you. We look forward to rejoining you in our next birth.
Neelanga, son Sithum and daughter Vindi