From the Archaic diaries -SRI LANKAN PSHYCOANLIST
Posted on June 11th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

Ronald Senaratne  in action with an Indian Actress.

The late Ronal Senaratne called himself a ‘self-made psychoanalyst.’ He was popular among the Indian folk in London. Those who believed in ‘Chakra’ in the human body thought in Ronald Senaratne’s predictions. ‘Chakras’ are various focal points used in multiple ancient meditation practices. He had travelled to the UK for the first time in 1988.   News spread among the Sri Lankan community about a mystic practitioners’ presence in London.  He later used to rent a room in London and survived the entire period in London out of his psychoanalytic readings. 

His technique

He adopted a technique by walking into any ‘Indian Corner shop’ in London and studied the eyes of the person who sits at the cashier’s desk and revealed a recent event the cashier had experienced. (Usually, the owner of the corner shop sits at the cashier’s desk).  When the cashier dismissed his theory, Ronald approached the cashier and placed his thumb on the cashier’s forehead and said something additional that confused the victim! The cashier would then ask Ronald: ” How did you work that out”?  Next, Ronald grabbed hold of his the casher’s thumb with his right hand and revealed another  (domestic) problem which only the cashier was ware of. From there onwards, he said: ” I am a psychoanalyst, and if you need any more information, the reading will cost you £10/-” 

So, those who were convinced paid him money to help Ronald survive in London. Ronald saved all his earnings in Pound Sterling and deposited every penny in a Bank of Ceylon NRFC ( Non-Rupee Foreign Currency) account. When he visited Germany, the USA or France, usually he stayed with friends. Lager he became a regular visitor to London, and his savings in the NRFC  bank account always helped him obtain  tourist visas to travel and mainly because he had not abused the visa period.

First Meeting.

The writer first met him at the  MCC Cricket Grounds at Lord’s, during a cricket match between Sri Lanka vs England. During the conversation, the writer gathered that at the age of 15, Ronald had researched into the universal powers of pre-historic ‘Hela Yakka’ that developed over generations covering Ravana, Mandori, Vibishana, Pulasthi etc., He also acquired knowledge through Ramayana and folk stories in Sri Lanka. This experience of tapping into the invisible forces helped him energise his subconscious mind through meditation. He seemingly developed a unique technique of touching various ‘chakras‘ in a person’s body to come out with the recipients’ problems.

A book based on ‘Astral bodies and human body aura’ by  Lombasam Lomba strengthened his knowledge. It helped him delve into palmistry, astrology, psychic reading, hypnotherapy, clairvoyance, and numerology.

In 1979 he was sent to an International Exhibition held in Frankfurt as a delegate to represent Laksala, where he worked as the Manager at the Fort Branch. From Germany, he proceeded to France and met with the Sri Lankan Ambassador, Tissa Wijeratne, who introduced him to many personalities in Paris.

En route to Sri Lanka, via England, he was introduced to the Leader of the then Liberal Party, the late Jeremy Thorpe, through a friend of Tissa Wijeratne. Ronald was also introduced to the late Dame

Contact with British politicians

Ronald Senaratne was introduced to Mrs Margret Thatcher by Tissa Wijeratne’s friend. Ronald predicted that  Mrs Margaret Thatcher  would become ‘the Prime Minister of England with a landslide victory and bring about a great victory for  the Conservative Party; and Mrs Thatcher would govern  the UK  for over ten years!’

Ronald predicted that Jeromy Thorpe would get involved in an embarrassing court case, but he would be acquitted of all allegations, ‘yet his political career would be in danger!’  A few years later, as Ronald envisaged, Jeremy Thorpe faced trial on a scandalous ‘gay’ accusation. Finally, he was acquitted, but he lost his party leadership and disappeared from the political scene forever.

Ronald Senaratne also predicted  Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s civil rights case in advance, yet he maintained that she would continue her political career without any hindrance in the future. Ronald Senaratne also predicted Mrs Indira Gandhi’s political comeback and her son Rajiv Gandhi’s transformation from an airline pilot to an international young political leader. This Sri Lankan psychoanalyst has also recorded Pakistan’s President Zia Ul-Haq’s tragic end. The writer did write about Ronald Senaratne for the first time in the Sri Lanka Sunday Observer on November 27 1988, under the caption: ‘Sri Lankan clairvoyant uses tactile phenomena.

With an unpredictable tactile phenomenon on a person’s chakras, he managed divulge many controversial facts about a recipient – face to face, irrespective of one’s social background. It no doubt shocked many seekers to become dumbfounded in front of him.


During the UK elections in 1979, Mrs Thatcher won a landslide victory for the Conservative Party. She was elected as the Prime Minister and continued for over ten years, as Ronald predicted.  She later wrote a  letter to Ronald, personally appreciating his talents. Jeromy Thorpe, too wrote to Ronald, thanking him for his accurate predictions.

Ronald used such letters to his advantage and exhibited those complimentary letters to whoever was cynical about his tactile approaches. He always had a soft touch towards Mrs Thatcher, akin to the Ancient Mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem – ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.’

He maintained that  ‘Sri Lanka needed to be thankful to Mrs Thatcher for the Mahaveli Victoria dam project in Kandy, as it was named to honour Queen Victoria, one of the greatest monarchs, who ruled England and the British Empire for an extended period’.

Psycho-analytical sojourns

The accurate predictions on two staunch British politicians encouraged Ronald to become more prevalent in his readings. They helped him to develop new contacts in many parts of the West and the USA. He became more popular as a ‘psychic consultant’ among his new fans. They always invited him regularly to visit them in their countries and provided board and lodging for him. Such invitations helped him to see the West,  India and the USA annually. He called such travels  “psycho-analytical sojourns”.

Ronald Senaratne’s Motto.

His motto was, “seeing is believing“, “touch is fascinating and real“, and “practical experience is nature consciousness“. In attempts to put such theories into practice, he often experienced barrages of criticism from the UK Sri Lankan community, but his fans did acknowledge his astuteness.

Ronald identified those chakra points in the human body connected  to one aura. They helped him to  find out about the person past and  predict future experiences, who sits in front of him. When he met with the Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn with Shirley Temple, he followed the protocol of advising Goldie Hawn about his technique of tactile phenomenon. He explained to the American actress many native doctors do recognise a patient’s diseases by feeling the patients’  pulse. Likewise, in his psychic readings, it was akin to the feeling of recipient’s pulse. Goldie Hawn allowed him to follow his style. Having done so, Ronald predicted several personal details to her, which convinced her immeasurably. On June 13, 1966, he received a fax message from Goldie Hawn,  which read, in part, as follows:

“Dear Ronald,

I had the most enlightening experience with you today. More than forecasting the future, you saw my soul through your gift of reading the light chakra energy – Goldie Hawn”.

Ronald’s meeting with the Hollywood actress became public knowledge, by word-of-mouth,  and Sri Lankans in the USA and Americans sought after him, which  increased his USA clientele.

Before leaving the USA, Ronald revisited Goldie Hawn in her mansion in Hollywood to bid her goodbye. At that moment, she was relaxing in her private swimming pool at home. She welcomed him and issued a cheque for $500 as a gift token. On his return to London, and visited the writer with this fascinating story and showed the cheque, the writer immediately published it in a Sri Lankan English newspaper, with a copy of the cheque.  The writer was accredited as the London Correspondent for a Newspaper Group in Sri Lanka at the time.

Essence of nature

Delving further into the subject of nature, he referred to the Sidashwatha ( Bo ) tree, which protected Prince Siddhartha during his tedious process of seeking enlightenment to become the Buddha. The Bo-tree and Prince Siddhartha’s relationship appears to be a  symbol of interwoven natural elements blending with everything in individual consciousness.  In other words, it develops the sixth sense aura in man, who then realises the amount of permanency and impermanency within one.

His first book.

His first book was his travel experiences named “Sangna Lokayen Vihidena Rahas” (secrets that emanate from the universe ). The book covered topics about his meetings with eminent universal Personalities; Human Aura; Radiation of Energy out of the  Bo Tree; the Kingdom of Death; Under-Water Eye; Mighty ocean;  ‘Naga Lowa’ (Kingdom of snakes) et al.

Ronald Senaratne handing over his first copy to Dr. Walter Jayasinghe – Los Angeles – USA

Dr Praneeth Abayasundara of Sri Jayewardenepura University once commented on Ronald Senaratne’s

book. He said that “a psychic expert had gained a profound knowledge of meditative forms“. He raised some questions to every reader of this book by asking:‘Whether people should accept only things that can be seen and heard? Are there not many facets to life where people are unable to see and hear? How many research papers are there concentrating on such topics, and can such work be considered good science?”

Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

He always associated with Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike – studying, analysing, and discussing the planetary movements that affected her life. When Mrs. Bandaranaike’s future appeared to be ‘clouded’ with a pending civic rights case against her by J.R.Jayawardene, she consulted Ronald Senaratne and wanted to know the case’s outcome. He predicted it appeared to be bleak. As predicted, she had to go through twelve years of traumatic experience. He also predicted that after her traumatic experience Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike would shine again in the political arena.

As Ronald Senaratne propasised Mrs Bandaranaike became the Prime Minister of  Sri Lanka for the third time, but she became the world’s first woman Prime Minister. Many other females such as Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir followed suit.

Mrs Bandaranaike always invited Ronal Senaratne to her birthday parties  at Horagolla, whenever he was in Sri Lanka , and introduced him to her friends and relations.  He always maintained that her aura helped the Sri Lanka Freedom Party gain power within a short period of its formation. Also, he predicted that her daughter, Chandrika Bananalike Kumaratunga, would become the President of Sri Lanka and govern the country for eleven consecutive years.

At the time of his demise, Ronald Senaratne was working on an English version of his second book in-depth with concise additional material and revelations out of his latest experiences.

Ronal Senaratne’s ultimate ambition in life was to retire as a ‘global senior citizen’ by travelling around the world and tapping into peoples’ auras.

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