Our Self-Written Obituaries – Kanchana Amilani, Kalutara North, Sri Lanka
The 184th death.
[Text and photos sent by Kanchana Amilani]
On 3.3.2018 Kanchana Amilani was accidentally electrocuted. Her niece discovered the body lying on the stomach in a small room of Kanchana’s Kaluthara North home. The book “My Family and Other Animals” was at her left-hand side. Her right arm showed a fresh tattoo. Right palm was fisted.
Her niece was concerned why Ms Amilani wasn’t there at the beach for her usual morning stroll. But only came to know of this untimely death.
Ms Amilani published one collection of short stories and two of poetry. She had plans to publish two more novels. The manuscripts were on a bench at the foot of her bed with a note attached. Photography was a part of her diurnal activities. A one terabyte external hard disk full of photography was on the top shelf of her book rack. Her phone was locked. To whom she talked/texted for the last time was a mystery.
Her family will fulfill the last rites according to Ms Amilani’s e-mail to her best friend requesting her funeral be held within a day and the attendees be treated with ‘Faluda’ and ‘Samosa’ and she will be dressed up with a pair of ‘Denim’ jeans and a gray color T shirt.
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