Nov 12, 2018

Sri Lanka’s oldest man dies

The oldest living man in Sri Lanka 112-year-old Edwin Wickramarachchi (Kankanam Mahatha) a resident of Udaweliwita ‘Jayasiri’ residence, Nagoda in the Galle District, had died on November 08.

His funeral was held yesterday (11) at the Baddegama Cemetery Crematorium.

He was born on April 24, 1907 in Uduweliwita and later worked as an estate superintendent. He was married to Elsie Govipalagoda and is the father of eight sons and two daughters.

He was also awarded the award for the oldest living father on October 01 on International Elders Day.