Gemini Deraniyagala



Age: 68


Summary: Sri Lankan retired homemaker and mother of noted University of London economics professor Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala who along with her husband Edward were among 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 the couple were on vacation with their British-born son-in-law Dr. Stephen Lissenburgh and two young grandsons at a wildlife national park in Sri Lanka.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1936


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka