Diran Dhanajaya


Age: 13

Summary: Sri Lankan Year 9 student at Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka who was among one of more than thousands of people reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on visiting with his family during a school holiday outside an adjacent naval camp near a north-eastern coastal town in Sri Lanka.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1991

Died: December 26, 2004

Kalkudah, Sri Lanka