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Nihal Fernando – Old Peterite

Posted on 23 April 2015 by admin

ObituariesQuoting Ruwan Silva from Colombo.

Today's newspapers carry the news of the passing away of a great human being and true lover of Sri Lanka and nature – Nihal Fernando an old Peterite of the Fr. Nicholas Perera/Fr. Basil Wiratunga era.He founded Studio Times and was Sri Lanka's greatest photographer.There are many publications displaying his talents.His Handbook of the Ceylon Traveller should be read by anyone wanting to explore Sri Lanka.He was in the forefront of the protection of the environment specially the Eppawala issue

Ceylon Daily News – 23 April 2015

FERNANDO – NIHAL (Studio Times Ltd.) – Husband of Dodo, father of Anu and Yohan Weerasuriya, father-in-law of Christopher Silva and Nishka Wickramasingha, grandfather of Shenuka, Anya and Maya, passed away peacefully on 20th April 2015 and was cremated according to his wishes. Those who cherished him in life, please plant a tree in his memory. This would have been his wish. 18, Skelton Road, Colombo 05, 058796

St Peter's should be proud of Nihal Fernando though he was virtually unnoticed by Peterites.The late Maurice Perera wanted to hold an exhibition of Nihal's work together with other reputed Peterite artists but sadly it did not see the light of day with Maurice's demise and others did not seem to realise the value of Nihal
His obituary says that to plant a tree in memory would be best way to remember him.I wish Peterites do so where ever they may be
May his soul rest in peace.

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