Magdalene Balachandra



Age: 61


Summary: Sri Lankan Australian retired schoolteacher who was among one of more than 50 Australian tourists 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 she was travelling by car on her way to visit some relatives for a Christmas reunion at their coastal residence in Sri Lanka.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1943


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Kosgoda, Sri Lanka