2009 Pinnawala

Annual Iddawela Reunion for the year 2009 on 27-12-2009 at Relidiya Hotel, Pinnawala

Sponsor: Kapila Iddawela;  Souvenir Sponsor: Rohana Iddawela; Attendance: ~140

2009 Annual General Meeting of Iddawela Foundation sponsored by Kapila Iddawela was held at Pinnawala Ralidiya Hotel on 27th December 2009 (fixed date, Last Saturday of the year). It was well attended by about 140 family members. As a new feature 1st generation founder mother Bulumulla Weerakoon Mudiyanselage Lokumenike Weerakoon Iddawela relatives were also represented by Weerakoon and Bulumulla invitees.  Iddawela Foundation “White Mug” arranged by Asela Iddawela was presented as a souvenir to attendees. Aruni Danapala Herath and Primal Perera was appointed as Secretary and President replacing Asela Iddawela and Wimal Danapala. Subhash Iddawela was retained as treasurer.

Special mention was made about the demise of Leelawathie Iddawela Ulagoda (7th of 13 Iddawelas) earlier in the same month and no entertainment activities were planned at this event as a mark of respect.

Hotel is situated near world famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the river Ma-Oya was in full swing following heavy rains in the season. Famous seen of elephant bathing could be seen from hotel balcony.