Apuhami Punchi

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Apuhami Punchi
Kotuwe  Punchi

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Personal details

Spouse(s) R. M. Ukuama

Country Sri Lanka

Work locations
Title elephant owner -2002
Location at Kotagama village in Sri Lanka

Biography details

Kotuwe Gedara Apuhami Punchi , village mahout in Sri Lanka

Born 1926-07-06 in Sri Lanka dead 2002-11-27 in Sri Lanka , son of mahout K. G. Punchi Rale .

Kotuwe Gedara Apuhami (6 July 1926-27 November 2002) was a third generation Mahout, and father to Pinnawala elephant orphanage chief Mahout 1981-2010, K. G. Sumanabanda. The family belongs to the high caste called Wallawue.

Punchi Apuhamis father was the Mahout K.G. Punchi Rale in Kotagama. He had 2 elephant bulls Ilukguddaya and Natakotta. He was married to R. M. Ukuama, and her father was the Mahout Siathu Hami from Kalu Galle.

Apuhami Punchi

Apuhami Punchi

Family


Total: 2 children

  1. Gunaratne Punchi. Born: ?.
  2. K. G. Sumanabanda. Born: 1958-07-13.

Siblings

Siblings through the father K. G. Punchi Rale (-):

  1. Weerasuriya Punchi

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). mahout Kotuwe Punchi in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=433. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories mahout | village | Kotagama village | Punchi family | Born 1926 | Dead 2002 | People from Sri Lanka

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