War elephants figured in historic battles by Dominicus Corea against Portuguese
A family that transitioned from warriors to agriculturalists
To become a diverse family,
active in many walks of life
C. V. S. ('SID') COREA
CHARLES EDGAR ('C.E.') COREA
DON HENRI RICHARD ATTYGALLE COREA
DON JAMES RANDUNNA COREA
HARINDRA JAYANTHA COREA
J.C. AELIAN COREA
SIR GEORGE CLAUDE STANLEY COREA
S.C. SHIRLEY COREA
VERNON COREA
VICTOR COREA
DR. GAMANI COREA
JAMES EDWARD COREA
PERCIVAL ALLAN COREA
JAMES ABRAHAM COREA
JAMES ALFRED ERNEST COREA
JAMES ALFRED COREA
The Corea Family
 

THE EDIRIMANA COREA FAMILY UNION (ECFU)

The Edirimana Corea Family Union (ECFU) is a family association open to persons in whom Corea blood runs, and their spouses.

The ECFU has several traditional activities, such as regular get-togethers for the entire family (the biggest generally coinciding with the Annual General Meeting) and trips to places of historic significance and relevance to the family.

The association was the brainchild of its Founder President, the late Henri Corea. He realized that with modernization and globalization, the family was getting scattered further afield within Sri Lanka and abroad and fast losing touch with one another. The younger generations hardly knew many of their cousins and relatives, resulting in a weakening of traditionally strong family ties. The Constitution of the ECFU lists among its objectives, the fostering of fellowship to promote a sense of mutual respect among members, to provide relief at times of distress, to assist in the education of children when required and to promote the welfare of the membership. The association has amongst its objectives, felicitation of the highest values of culture, decorum, ethic, integrity, true public and social service. 

The study of the family roots, compilation and documenting of the branches of the family by the late Henri Corea served to unite the members - most of whom no longer lived in Chilaw, evoking an interest in links to one another and an awareness of the need to preserve information and documents pertaining to the family. This was appreciated greatly by those family members living abroad, with the view that history is to be preserved for posterity for present and future generations to learn from and be inspired by, rather than to place it on a pedestal to be unduly revered.

Family trips and picnics to Chilaw were organized as far back as the mid-1960’s, to re-kindle interest in those departed members who had played a significant role in the history of the country. Retiring from the Police Department, Henri Corea began the painstaking work of compiling the `Family Tree’ which was documented by his daughter Aruni, and is now displayed on this web-site. 

These informal excursions and meetings resulted in the founding of the 'Edirimana Corea Family Union' (ECFU). The first meeting was held on the 16th of March 1982, and present were Chas. A. Ernest Corea, Kumar Corea, Sri Sangabo Corea, Vimala Corea, Shanti Perera and Henri Corea. The Executive Committee appointed on that day, comprised:

  • Henri Corea – President
  • Chas. A. E. Corea – Vice President
  • Kumar Corea – Hony Secretary
  • Shanti Perera – Treasurer

  • Chas. A. E. Corea was tasked with drawing up the 'Constitution'. The flags of Kotte and Sitawaka were to be incorporated as the official emblems of the ECFU in recognition of the family’s links to the two former Kingdoms. The Constitution of the ECFU lists among its objectives, the fostering of fellowship to promote a sense of mutual respect among members, to provide relief at times of distress, to assist in the education of children when required and to promote the welfare of the membership. 

    The study of the family’s roots, the compilation and documenting of the branches of the family served to unite its members. The project also evoked an interest in links to one another and an awareness of the need to preserve information and documents pertaining to the family. With the view that history is to be preserved for posterity, for present and future generations, to learn from and be inspired by, rather than to be placed on a pedestal to be unduly revered. These measures were appreciated greatly by all, especially those family members living abroad.

     

    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 1990


    PATRON - A.E.R. Corea
    VICE PATRONS - (1) D.R.C. De Alwis
    (2) Lady - Lilie Corea
    (3) Harold Herat
    PRESIDENT - Henri Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Chas A.E.Corea
    (2) Dr. Gamani Corea
    SECRETARY - Sri Sangabo Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Surangani Amarasekera
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER - Preena Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Gwen Herat
    (2) Kumar Corea
    (3) Vijaya Corea
    (4) Nirmali Jayesekera
    (5) Randunna Corea
    (6) Ranjit Corea


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 1991
    PATRON - A.E.R.Corea
    VICE PATRONS - (1) D.R.C De Alwis
    (2) Lady - Lilie Corea
    (3) Harold Herat
    PRESIDENT - Henri Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Chas A.E.Corea
    (2) Dr. Gamani Corea
    SECRETARY - Malcolm Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Surangani Amarasekera
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER - Preena Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Gwen Herat
    (2) Kumar Corea
    (3) Vijaya Corea
    (4) Nirmali Jayesekera
    (5) Randunna Corea
    (6) Ranjit Corea


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 1992
    PATRON - A.E.R.Corea
    VICE PATRONS - (1) D.R.C De Alwis
    (2) Lady - Lilie Corea
    (3) Harold Herat
    PRESIDENT - Henri Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - Chas A.E.Corea
    SECRETARY - Malcolm Corea
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Kumar Corea
    (2) Alick Jayesekera
    (3) Dr. Vijaya Corea
    (4) Nirmali Jayesekera
    (5) Gerald De Alwis
    (6) Sena Pannila
    (7) Egerton Goonetileke
    (8) Malinin Goonetilleke
    (9) Harin Corea
    (10) Ranjit Corea


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 1998 / 1999
    PATRON - A.E.R.Corea
    VICE PATRONS - (1) D.R.C De Alwis
    (2) Harold Herat
    PRESIDENT - Chas A.Ernest Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - Dr. Gamani Corea
    SECRETARY - Malcolm Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Surangani Amarasekera
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Gerald De Alwis
    (2) Dukshie Goontilleke
    (3) Ernestine De Silva
    (4) Nirmali Jayesekera
    (5) Dr. Vijaya Corea
    (6) Malini Goonetilleke
    (7) Henry Amarasekera
    (8) Nimo Thambapillai
    (9) Harin Corea
    (10) Sena Pannila
    (11) Victor Atapattu
    (12) Manorani De Silva


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS JANUARY 2001 / 2002
    PATRON -  
    VICE PATRONS -  
    PRESIDENT -  
    VICE PRESIDENTS -  
    SECRETARY - Sri Sangabo Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY -  
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Vijaya Corea (2) Prof.Randunna Corea


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 2002 / 2003
    PATRON -  
    VICE PATRONS -  
    PRESIDENT - Vijaya Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS -  
    SECRETARY - Sri Sangabo Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Fiona Atapattu
    TREASURER - Shanti Perera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Deva Corea
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Ranjini Corea
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Nirmali Jayesekera
    (6) Christabelle Aturupane
    (7) Priya Samarasinghe
    (8) Manoranee Corea
    (9) Harinlal Aturupane
    (10) Surangani Amarasekera
    (11) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (12) Suvendrini Weerasekera



    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 2003 / 2004
    PATRON - Chas A.E.Corea
    VICE PATRONS - (1) Harold Herat
    (2) Dr. Gamani Corea
    PRESIDENT - Deva Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Fiona Atapattu
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER - Harinlal Aturupane
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDNT - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Sri Sangabo Corea
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Christabelle Aturupane
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Priya Samarasinghe
    (7) Manorani Corea
    (8) Surangani Amarasekera
    (9) Shirani Gunewardene
    (10) Neville Weerasekera
    (11) Ranmali Amarasekera
    (12) Patsy Abeyesekera


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS APRIL 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007
    PATRON -  
    VICE PATRONS - (1) Harold Herat
    (2) Dr. Gamani Corea
    PRESIDENT - Deva Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Sri Sangabo Corea
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -  
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDNT - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Christabelle Aturupane
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Priya Samarasinghe
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Surangani Amarasekera
    (7) Neville Weerasekera
    (8) Ranmali Amarasekera
    (9) Harinlal Aturupane
    (10) Dr. Eugene Corea


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2007 / 2008 / 2009
    PATRON -  
    VICE PATRONS -

     

    PRESIDENT - Sri Sangabo Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Neville Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -  
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDNT - Deva Corea
    PAST PRESIDNT - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Christabelle Aturupane
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Priya Samarasinghe
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Harinlal Aturupane
    (7) Dr. Eugene Corea
    (8) Ronnie De Alwis


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2009 / 2010 /2011
    PATRON -  
    VICE PATRONS -

     

    PRESIDENT - Sri Sangabo Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Neville Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -  
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDNT - Deva Corea
    PAST PRESIDNT - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Christabelle Aturupane
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Priya Samarasinghe
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Harinlal Aturupane
    (7) Dr. Eugene Corea
    (8) Wimal Perera
    (9) Amal Jayesekera


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2011 / 2012
    PATRON - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    VICE PATRONS -

     

    PRESIDENT - Dr. Eugene Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Neville Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -  
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDNT - Sri Sangabo Corea
    PAST PRESIDNT - Deva Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Christabelle Aturupane
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Priya Samarasinghe
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Harinlal Aturupane
    (7) Dr. Eugene Corea
    (8) Wimal Perera
    (9) Amal Jayesekera
    (10) Patsy Abeyesekera
    (11) Gamani De Silva
    (12) Ranmal Goonetilleke


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2012 / 2013
    PATRON - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    VICE PATRONS -  
    PRESIDENT - Dr. Eugene Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amarasekera
    (2) Nirmali Jayesekera
    SECRETARY - Patsy Abeyesekera
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranjini Corea
    TREASURER - Suvendreni Weeresekera
    ASSISTANT TREASURER - Neville Weeresekera
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Sri Sangabo Corea
    PAST PRESIDENT - Deva Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Christabelle Aturupane
    (2) Gerry De Alwis
    (3) Priya Samarasinghe
    (4) Lilani Corea Dharmaratne
    (5) Dukshie Gunatilleke
    (6) Wimal Perera
    (7) Amal Jayesekera
    (8) Gamani De Silva
    (9) Ranmal Goonetilleke
    (10) Indira Ekanayake
    (11) Aloma Gunesekera


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2013 / 2014
    PATRON - Dr. Vijaya Corea
    VICE PATRONS - Gerry De Alwis
    PRESIDENT - Dr. Eugene Corea
    VICE PRESIDENTS - (1) Surangani Amaresekera
    (2) Dukshie Goonetilleke
    SECRETARY - Patsy Abeyesekera
    ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ranmal Goonetilleke
    TREASURER -  
    ASSISTANT TREASURER -  
    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT -  
    PAST PRESIDENT - Dr. Eugene Corea
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS - (1) Deva Corea
    (2) Sri Sangabo Corea
    (3) Chrystabelle Aturupane
    (4) Dr. Priya Samarasinghe
    (5) Amal Jayesekera
    (6) Lilani Dharmaratne
    (7) Gamani De Silva
    (8) Aloma Gunesekera
    (9) Dr. Harsha Aturupane
    (10) Viran Corea




     
     
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