Malalage Chandrawansa (‘Donald’) Peiris passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the age of 69. Donald is survived by his daughter Nicole of San Diego, California and his brother Tilak of Newport News, Virginia. Born in Sri Lanka, Donald immigrated to the US in 1976 to live with his brother in Virginia, and shortly after met his future wife Swarna (1947-2005). They moved to California in 1984 and had one daughter, Nicole, born in 1989. Donald was a mechanical engineer in Sri Lanka, and worked at Nissan until his retirement in 2008. Donald was heavily involved in the Sri Lankan community and had a huge love for government and politics. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Donald is much loved, may he rest in peace.

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  1. Hard to believe you are gone. From 1968 to 2018, we should have celebrated the 50th anniversary of our friendship this year. But instead, we are mourning your death. May be we will meet again in our journey through Samsara. So long my friend.

  2. The glory and future of Lanka lies in the immense patriotic fervor and zeal of many Sri Lankans, their devotion and love to serve their country with head and heart. The holy passion of patriotism Donald displayed at many events will be missed. ඔබට සාමය සහ සැනසීම. : මාකලන්ද පවූල

  3. will miss you uncle Donald , you taught me much in my younger years, and always treated me as if your I was your own … may your journey be complete and filled with love and piece ..
    rest in piece, love you……
    Eric Gurley

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