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Old 15-07-17, 06:44 PM
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Default Gamini Gunawardena ( Chucker)

From: Patrick Jacob <patrickjacob2@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Notice That Chucker Passed Away Early Today Morning


This morning Para (Rudy) conveyed some sad news of Chucker's Gamini untimely passing away early today morning.

Raji & Byser-please notify your class group so they can do the need full.

Informed the funeral is likely to be in Colombo, so that is why I ask this favor.

Main contact phone number in the UK is Para- 07958-237-644.

He is copied & his email is in this communication.

All the best for now & our thoughts with Everyone who knew him.

Please distribute this information to others you know.



From: Arjun Dharmadasa <arjun@saexhibitions.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 3:44 PM
Subject: Death

Dear Sriyan
Gamini Gunawardena ( Chucker)has passed away in London.
He was our Sub wardens son( Patrick Gunawardena.


Arjun Dharmadasa
Managing Director
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#40, 4th Floor, Automobile Association Building, Sir Macan Maker Mw., Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.

From: Shiva . <shivauk@hotmail.com>

Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Gamini Gunawardene (Chukker) Passed away

Dear Srian,

Just to keep you in the Loop if you have not heard, Gamini Gunawardene aka Chukker passed away this Morning in London . No funeral details yet. Son of former Headmaster Patrick Gunawardana

Message from Sister Patricia below

" Malli passed away this morning at 3.15am in St.Mary's Paddington he has had an Aneurysm in the brain.
I was there for him. Please tell his Thomian friends.
Nangi and Pressi are coming from Canada and Sue is going to tell Amma in Gampaha"

Thank you.

Best Regards

From: Corinne King <kings3@bigpond.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 8:29 PM
Subject: Gamini "Chucker" Gunawardena - Trinity Royal Thomian Group

Hi to the “OT’s” in this “mail out”!

Sorry to be sending out more “sad news” & not any “happy news” after my last email about “Sam the Man” - Nihal Samarasinghe’s passing last week.

Saw this “notification” on Facebook as “posted” by Trevor Mendis & I have “Copied & Pasted as is” in this email to send the “OT” Group in my “mail out”!

Attached is also a picture of Gamini “Chucker” Gunawardena. Those of you who were with him in College will not doubt recognize him in the attached picture. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

Kind regards,


PS: A little note from me!!

My Dad will be counting all these “OT’s” that keep coming up to Heaven and with a “red pen” poised in his hand, he will be continuing his “roll call” & taking great pleasure in “ticking” off the names of all “OT’s” on his list and saying - “Come on guys - let’s have fun - the College days are over - it is now one big STC OBA in Heaven”!!


Gamini “Chucker” Gunawardena - Trinity Royal Thomian Group – Photo attached.

(15 Jul'17) ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS OUR FRIEND Gamini (Chucker) Gunawardene - as the sad news reaches us across the shores that you, who EMBRACED LIFE in all its vigor & splendour, are no longer with us here on terra firma, I am certain that you're looking down on us and reading these messages with your trademark BROAD SMILE that offered an ARM OF SINCERE FRIENDSHIP TO EVERYONE who were fortunate to have associated you ... whilst many a eulogy will be written of you, all of them are sure to mention your GOLDEN HEART that you so unhesitatingly opened out to your friends (which sometimes ended you up in a spot of bother as well☺) ... I fondly recall how you jumped at the opportunity of meeting old friends FIRST, AS THEY LANDED AT HEATHROW and on one such occasion, driving in to the nearest McDonald's as YOU HAD MISSED YOUR OWN BREAKFAST rushing to pick me up .... FAREWELL OLE CHUM! May the angels sing you to a well earned rest. We will surely meet again, beyond the sunset where there's no more sorrow or pain, but ONLY JOY OF LIFE that YOU SO ABUNDANTLY SHARED with all of us ... our sincere condolences to your family as we join them in their time of mourning ... may YOUR SOUL RIP & RISE IN GLORY!!! ESTO PERPETUA!

Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S7 on the Telstra Mobile Network

From: DJ Amarasuriya <deejayamaras@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:32 PM
To: DJ A
Subject: Obituary - Notice That Chucker Passed Away Early 15th Morning

Dear Classmates,

Most of you would have known Chucker Gamini Gunawardena (who was slightly Junior to us at STC) passed away yesterday morning after a brief illness.
According to our Classmate Siva (President of OTA UK) Chuker had Aneurysm of the brain.
He was a true son of college on his feet all day last week Sunday representing OTAUK at Festival of Cricket as the chief steward despite his illness.

I have been requested to inform you of his demise in the UK.

Kind regards,
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