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 PunchiBorn: 1926-07-06