Edward Ratnayake



Age: 82


Summary: Sri Lankan retired labour commissioner and father-in-law of Sri Lanka's deputy indigenous medicine minister Tissa Karaliyadde 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 spending the Christmas weekend with his extended family at a beachfront resort in Sri Lanka.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1922


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Nilaveli, Sri Lanka