June T. Abeyratne

June T. Abeyratne

June T. Dobedoe was born on 18 February 1956, the second of the three children of Roland Ivor Dobedoe (1927-2001) and Margaret Mary Dobedoe née Buckley (1926-2004). Her birth was registered in in t...

Person, Tragedy, Ceylon

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Squadron Leader Frank Allen Binks

Squadron Leader Frank Allen Binks

Frank Allen Binks was born on 17 May 1917 in Columbo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), a son of Harry Binks and Gladys Eleanor Binks née Allen. Much of the information about the man can be found on the Roy...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2, Medicine, Ceylon

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Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ananda Coomaraswamy

A Tamil philosopher and art historian. Born in Ceylon of a Tamil father and an English mother, brought up in England. Studied at University College, London.

Person, Art, History, Ceylon, Indian Sub-continent

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Finlays

Finlays

From Finlays we learn that: James Finlay (d. 1790) began his career in Glasgow in the family textile business selling cotton goods. He moved into embroidered muslins and also manufacture. His son K...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Gardens / Agriculture, Africa, Ceylon, Scotland

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Lord John Fisher, Admiral

Lord John Fisher, Admiral

Born Ceylon. First Sea Lord: 1904 - 1910 and 1914 - 1915. Died at 19 St James's Square.

Person, Armed Forces, Ceylon

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Dugald Trystan Julius Herbert Gonsal OBE

Dugald Trystan Julius Herbert Gonsal OBE

Camden's chief engineer and assistant director of environment: 1966- 2001 when he retired. From the Burghers In The UK website we learn that he was born on 12 April 1935 in Colombo, Ceylon (now ca...

Person, Engineering, Politics & Administration, Ceylon

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Kuttalam Govindarajan

Kuttalam Govindarajan

Kuttalam Govindarajan was born on 6 December 1965 in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). In September 1987 he married Leticia Abuan in Ealing and he died, aged 21 years, on 18 November 1987 in the King's Cross...

Person, Tragedy, Ceylon

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Frederick Horniman

Frederick Horniman

Tea merchant, benefactor and politician. Born Frederick John Horniman at Bridgwater, Somerset. He inherited his father's tea business, which by 1891 was described as the biggest tea firm in the wor...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Ceylon, India

3 memorials
Faisz Musthapha

Faisz Musthapha

Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK April 2002 - February 2005.

Person, Politics & Administration, Ceylon

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Shyanuja Niroshini Parathasangary

Shyanuja Niroshini Parathasangary

Shyanuja Niroshini Parathasangary was born on 30 August 1974 in Colombo, Sri Lanka and came to the UK as a one-year-old child with her family. Her obituary can be found on the BBC News website. S...

Person, Tragedy, Ceylon

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