TILAK ABEYSINGHE NO MORE

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By 2016-11-04

ASOKA N PATHIRANE

Tilak Abeysinghe, popular sportsman from Kurunegala who represented his Alma Mater St. Anne's College in cricket, rugby, soccer and basketball, passed away on Tuesday following a heart attack aged 65. A former senior hotelier graduated from Ceylon Hotel School in City & Guilds with a Food & Beverage Diploma was attached to The Galadari as a pioneer and worked in many areas relating to fields he specialized in. He was mostly in Malaysia working in hotels and restaurants.

Tilak excelled in soccer and basketball while at St. Anne's, Kurunegala following in the footsteps of his elder brothers Nimal and Wasantha. The Abeysinghe brothers were regarded as icons amongst their junior colleagues for a number of years.
The dashing sportsman of yesteryear will be sadly missed by his friends, schoolmates and sportsmen who played with him. He leaves behind his wife Hema and young daughter Gayani. Tilak Abyesinghe's body will lie at the Jayaratne funeral parlour, Borella until Saturday 5th November for cremation at the General Cemetery, Kanatta.

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