White flags and verses for exemplary colleague
Lasanthi Elvitigala

It was a great shock to all of us at the HDFC Bank to hear of the sudden demise of our dear colleague, Lasanthi Elvitigala. She departed this world with her unborn child, leaving her precious seven-year-old daughter with her loving husband and her parents.

Lasanthi, who was seven months pregnant at the time of her death, would have had great expectations right up to that fateful day, Monday, May 26. She is remembered in every nook and corner of the HDFC premises with white flags and tribute verses written by colleagues.

She was disciplined and efficient, and she was the quietest and most reserved of all of us. Mostly, she was quiet. If she had any free time, she spent it reading, a pastime that gave her pleasure while improving her mind (chittha). Lasanthi is remembered as an exemplary personality by her bank colleagues. She was a friend who kept the ties of friendship strong within our closely knit unit.

Lasanthi was a devoted wife, an intelligent mother, and a precious daughter to her parents, being an only child. Her untimely death is an irreparable loss to her husband, her daughter Alum Umanja, her parents and her colleagues.

With all the merits she has accumulated in her Sansara journey, may she attain the Supreme Bliss of Nirvana.

Rohinie Dias, on behalf of the staff of HDFC Bank

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