Karunaratne Wijesuriya


Age: 53

Summary: Sri Lankan retired postmaster 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 a passenger travelling on an express train along with his wife Mabel Wijersuriya during the Christmas holiday weekend near a south-western coastal town in Sri Lanka.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1951

Died: December 26, 2004

Kosgoda, Sri Lanka