Weerasekeras’ day to remember

Family reunion

The Weerasekera family re-union was held recently at the Peter Weerasekera Children's Home in Dambuwa, Buthpitiya.

The event, saw a large gathering of the family and started with the hoisting of the National Flag by Kanthi Silva, who had come all the way from Canada. Children of the Peter Weerasekera Children's Home sang the National Anthem. Thereafter, elders of families in the clan lit candles in memory of their family members in front of a large photograph of the family.

A photograph of the family done by Plate’s was distributed to family members present. In the Meet and Greet Competition everyone present was given a sheet of paper containing all the names of the people who had come and they had, in a limited time, to meet as many of them as possible and get their signatures on the sheets.

The family members then visited the Children's Home which is housed in the Walauwa of the late Mudliyar and Mrs. Peter Weerasekera, gifted to charity by their only son, Singha Weerasekera, way back in 1959. It was named Peter Weerasekera Children's Home in memory of his late father and inaugurated in March 1959 by Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

The Peter Weerasekera Children's Home has been adjudged one of the best run homes in the country by the Department of Probation and Childcare.

After a delicious village lunch served by Udumbara, a lass from the same village a Baila competition for the children from the home followed, which was won by little Dilsha who was just eight years old.

The surprise of the afternoon was the appearance of actor Wilson Gunaratne of Charitha Hathak fame, whose skits along with his team kept everybody thoroughly entertained.

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