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OBITUARY : MAJ. GEN. SOMADASA HAPUARACHCHI (Rtd)

(Rtd) Maj. Gen. Hapuarchchi, Some alias Comma (nick name at College) expired after a prolonged illness, at his home in Kegalle. While in Service, he served as the Chief of Staff shortly before he retired. He a six footer, was the first Old Rajan to become a Major General and was the only Rajan to end his carreer in the SL Army as Chief of Staff, the highest point reached by any Rajan todate. Some was a very genial man. He was a Hosteller througout his school career. Some was a Boys' Scout. He played Hockey and TT for the school in his day. He was a cadet too. He was of the 1950/60s vintage Somadasa graduated form Peradeniya University in the late Sixties and joined the SL Army as a 2nd Lt. Some served in the Operational Areas good part of his career and was severly wounded on one occasion in Jaffna, when Jaffna Fort came under a Terrorist attack in the Mid Eighties. He was given a Military Funereal, with full Military honours in his home town of Kegalle on 7th May. May his soujorn in Samsara be brief.

 
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