Hi to all on the Sri Lanka List.
I'm helping a friend to try and trace the origins of his name and some of
His surname is MALLAWARATCHI and he has been told that it is MALLAWA which
means War and ARATCHI which means Lord. Can anybody clarify this?
Also the family name was changed around the time of the Portuguese
occupation of the country.
His fathers name was
MALLAWARATCHIGE DON RICHARD PERERA, can somebody tell us why the name was
change? was it because the Portuguese brought pressure to bare on those who
Also are you related in any way.