November 29, 2023
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FLASHBACK: Thilina Bandara Dissanayake, who was 18 years old in 2014 receiving a gift after handing over the wallet to British billionaire businessman Hamish Harding and his son.
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‘Titan’ sufferer British billionaire Harding in Kurunegala 9 years in the past

Solely a handful of individuals know that the British billionaire businessman Hamish Harding, who was a sufferer of the tragedy of the Titan submersible that gave rise to controversy all over the world, is vacationer who misplaced his pockets in Kurunegala 9 years in the past. The pockets of this billionaire, who was on a visit to Sri Lanka in 2014 along with his eldest son, who was eight years outdated on the time, went lacking close to the Muththettugala railway station on the Kurunegala – Dambulla street. At the moment, Hamish Harding, who was travelling along with his son from Anuradhapura to the Katunayake Airport to return to Britain after finishing his tour of Sri Lanka, misplaced his pockets that night time when he had acquired out of the automotive close to the Muththettugala railway station,to take a break. He realized that after arriving on the airport. It was later reported that there was not a lot time left for him and his son to board the flight to Britain.

The worth of that sum of money, which was within the pockets, was a inventory of American greenback notes and different international foreign money notes, which should have been greater than Rs.200,000 in Sri Lanka foreign money at the moment. As well as, there have been many bank cards of the kind that can be utilized to transact in any nation on the planet and several other identification playing cards of the proprietor. Amongst them, essentially the most particular ID card was the ID card which acknowledged that he was a pilot of an airline known as Motion Aviation.

This priceless pockets was discovered by Thilina Bandara Dissanayake, who was 18 years outdated on the time, when he got here to the Muththettugala railway station early the following morning to assist his sister get on the prepare. He was a resident close to the railway station. As quickly as he picked up the pockets, he had gone instantly to fulfill his mom’s brother, the then Deputy Principal of Kurunegala North-Western, Royal Faculty. He had handed it over to the deputy principal Samaradiwakara, his uncle, a resident of Gattuwane.

He extremely appreciated the honesty of his nephew who was a pupil. Then, Samaradivakara had examined the pockets and instantly realized its worth from the data it revealed. He instructed his nephew that he ought to in some way discover the proprietor of this pockets and hand it over. He thought that it will be fairly a simple job, because the telephone variety of the proprietor was discovered within the pockets. He had instantly known as the telephone quantity. At the moment, Hamish Harding had given up all hopes about discovering his pockets and boarded the airplane to depart for his nation.

He was stunned by the telephone name from Samaradivakara’s dwelling. He immediately cancelled his flight and got here again to Kurunegala along with his son, after summoning the Sri Lankan driver who assisted him in his travels whereas on this nation.

Hamish Harding, who got here to Samaradivakara’s home, acquired again his pockets. He checked it and was stunned to seek out that there was no scarcity of cash and the whole lot else was as a replacement. It precipitated him nice happiness and he proceeded to precise his gratitude to Thilina who had discovered the pockets and his uncle. At that second, he had instructed them that the pilot’s ID card which he can use to simply journey to any nation on the planet is extra beneficial to him than the cash that was in there.

Appreciating Thilina’s honesty, Harding had given him Rs. 130,000 after sturdy persuasion. It was later reported that this billionaire, who spent the entire day with them very fortunately, additionally went to go to Kurunegala Athugala. Later that night time, he left for Britain on a re-booked flight after informing them that he was prepared to assist at any time for the great work of Thilina and his uncle Samaradivakara.

Appreciating Thilina’s honesty, this information was reported on the entrance pages of Sri Lankan newspapers at the moment, and a certificates was additionally awarded to Thilina by the Sri Lanka Tourism Board who helped elevate the repute of Sri Lanka. A number of years later, it was reported that he had additionally met a daughter of Samaradiwakara in London.

Harding, who was an peculiar pilot on the time, had lately develop into a billionaire businessman by the point he grew to become a sufferer of the tragedy of the Titan submersible. Thilina whereas looking for details about the submersible had been stunned to be taught that the billionaire Hamish Harding, who misplaced his life, was the proprietor of the pockets he had discovered 9 years in the past. He had instantly knowledgeable his uncle Samaradiwakara about it.

Samaradivakara has since retired from the instructing career and is at present working as a planter and a well known social employee within the Kurunegala district. Thilina who discovered the billionaire businessman Hamish Harding’s pockets is at this time a 28-year-old younger man. He’s working within the telecom firm and plans to get married quickly.



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