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To the best Seeya in the world

Dr. P.A.C. De Silva

My grandfather passed away on 20 September, at 7.15 pm. After developing a chest pain, he fell into a coma that lasted 12 days. With Seeya gone, I feel very empty. It is not easy to accept the fact that someone who was very close to you is no more.

Seeya made sure we had food to eat, that we had our dinner at the proper time, that we studied, and that everything was all right with us. He would teach us new things. Most of the time, we were too tired or lazy to learn, but we did our best to absorb the knowledge he gave us. He made sure we were happy, and that we did not mix with the wrong types.

I will miss Seeya’s toothless smile and cute laugh. A lot of people do not appreciate what they have until it is gone. This was not the case with Aiya and me. We knew Seeya was the best grandfather in the world (equal to Aththa), and that when he left us everything would change. What matters is that Seeya loved us more than anyone else, and we loved him equally in return.

I am happy that I was beside him, holding his hand, when he was dying. He was happy to hear our voices. I do not know of anyone as inspiring, loving, kind, sweet, happy and caring as he was. My grandfather had a long and excellent life. He had a wonderful wife, two wonderful children, and two loving grandchildren. What more can a grandfather ask for? Seeya was very content.

I hope his next life will be as happy and good as this one was. I will miss him dearly.

Your Granddaughter, Shenali Katha

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