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Loku Akka was loved by everyone

Pearl (Hema) Perera

Our dearest Loku Akka passed away two years ago, on the 9th of April. She was the third in a family of three boys (the late Lionel, Bobby and Cyril) and four girls – Violet (Sumana), Lila and Chutty (Kusum).

My father, the late Muhandiram Wickremasinghe of Mahara, was strict with us, and we had to respect Loku Akka in every way. Whatever Thattha distributed things among us, Loku Akka got the lion’s share.
Loku Akka married Douglas Perera, and they had four children – daughter Dakshini and sons Ranoj, Dr. Dulip and Saroj.

She was very proud of them, as they are doing so well in life. Loku Akka was loved by everyone. She would help anyone in need. She had a heart of gold. Whenever she stopped her vehicle while driving around, the traffic wardens would come running up to her. She gave generously to the poor.

All eyes would be on Loku Akka whenever she attended a family gathering. She made it a point not to miss any of these. We miss you Loku Akka. Your three sisters meet at least once a month, and we recall fondly memories of the past.

We still love you, Loku Akka. We always mention your name at all our religious activities. May you be born amongst us once again, and with the Blessings of the Triple Gem, and the merits derived from all the Pinkamas held in your memory, may you attain the Bliss of Nirvana.

Your loving Sisters and Brothers

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