Former DIG Munidasa no more,
Posted on June 20th, 2024

Garvin Karunaratne

It is sad to reflect that DIG Munidasa (Muni) is no more.  As a relative of mine he was very close to us and very helpful on many an occasion.

Muni hails from a family group  from Pilane, Galle, that has greatly contributed to Mother Lanka- he as a senior officer in the Police Force, another of his generation becoming a Commissioner of Inland Revenue,  a Professor in Medicine and in the next generation a leading outstanding doctor,  Dr Ananda Wijewickrema

We kept in close touch in Sri Lanka, he in the Police Force and me in the Administrative Service working in many a District. His work was always perfect, kind to all and a concerned servant of Lanka , an officer of very high integrity.  

Later he moved to Oregon USA, where he was madly involved with growing roses and keeping bees. We have had the occasion to enjoy his hospitality in Oregon and I would never forget his showing me his vast collection of roses with such depth of knowledge.

His love for his Motherland made him move back to Sri Lanka where he made a home with his children  at Maharagama, where I have had the occasion to meet him again and experience the abundant hospitality of his home  in the past two years and talk and think of old times when we did contribute to our Motherland through turbulent years.

I feel sorry that I will not have Muni to see and chat when I next get home.

May his path in Samsara be short.

Garvin Karunaratne, once G.A Matara 20th June 2024

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