Sri Lanka Moor Family Genealogy

Marikkar Family #344

The Marikkar family of Kandy who originated from Moorish beginnings, can trace its Sri Lankan origins back to the reign of the Kandyan Sinhala king, Rajasinghe II of Senkadagala (1635-1687). It has been documented that the daughter of king Rajasinghe II's brother Kumarasinghe, married a Marikkar. Thus, the family was given the royal "ge" name "Galagaha Vidanalage Gedara" and king Rajasinghe's niece was referred to as "Galagaha Vidanalage Gedara Seeelawathi Kumarihami". The 20th century patriarch of the Marikar family, M.A.S. Marikkar, established the law firm of "Marikkar & Marikkar" located in Kandy. The family tree in this website begins with his father, S.M.L. Marikkar, who was a representative of the governor of Ceylon, Sir Henry Arthur Blake (1840-1918).


In recognition of his services to the community, Ismail Marikkar was honoured with the appointment by the Governor of Ceylon in August 1908 as the Grama Aarachchi and was also entrusted to perform to police duties in the Galgoda Korale covering the villages of Kirindadeniya, Hingul Oya, Uyanwatte, Delgahagoda and Mawanella, a wide area covering over 50 square miles.


Mawanella is a very large town situated 56 miles away from Colombo between Kegalle and 7 miles to Kandy Mawanella serves as a hub for many satellite towns with a population of more than 50,000 in the area. Mawanella is famous for Maha Oya River and the home for Sarediel-Sri Lanka's Robin Hood. It is a multi cultural and multi ethnic town with Buddhist Temples , Mosques, Kovils and Churches. Mawanella boasts of many prominent National schools and has produced many scholars.


See Family Website at this link:

1  Marikkar

    2  Ismail Marikkar + Salma

        3  Yaseen Marikkar, d:2004 + Dr Nafisha Meera Saibo, d:Dec 8 2011 d/o Ahmed Meera Saibo


Obit: MARIKKAR - Dr Mrs NAFISHA  Wife of late Yaseen Marikkar, mother of Rukshana and Farzana, mother-in-law of Colin Nelson and Neil Dobbs, grandmother of Oliver Sameer, Tara, Mikal & Zachary, sister of Zanooba Hakeem and the late Bazeer Ahamed, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Ahamed Meera Saibo, daughter-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs A.M.S. Marikkar. Janaza leaves residence at 24, Mcleod Road, Colombo 4 for Burial at Jawatta Burial Ground on Friday 9th December 2011 at 10.30 a.m. DN Friday Dec 9 2011

            4  Rukshana Yaseen Marikkar + Nelson

                5  Tara Nelson

                5  Zachery Nelson

            4  Farzana Yaseen Marikkar + Neil Dobbs

                5  Michal Dobbs

                5  Oliver Dobbs


        3  Zarook Marikkar + Neela Candappa, d/o Reggie Candappa

            4  Leah Marikkar + Lee

            4  Tasha Marikkar


        3  Nawas Marikkar + Yasmin Abdul Basir, d/o Abdul Basir & Ayesha Umma

            4  Rida Marikkar

            4  Rushna Marikkar


        3  Mukthar Marikkar + Farhana Abdul Latif

            4  Mueze Mukthar Marikkar

            4  Mishal Mukthar Marikkar

            4  Nuha Mukthar Marikkar + Shamil


        3  Zanooba Marikkar + Abdul Khaliq

            4  Hamdah Khaliq

            4  Rushdhan Khaliq + Jean

                5  Ibrahim Rushdhan

                5  Zackariya Rushdan


            4  Tariq Khaliq + Nafeen

            4  Salman Khaliq


        3  Nafeeha Marikkar + Razik

            4  Roshan Razik

            4  Fathima Razik


        3  Shifaya Marikkar + Akram

            4  Nadiyah Akram + Minha Akram


        3  Mumtaz Marikkar + Nastar Rashid, s/o Abdul & Pathuma Rashid

            4  Aadil Rashid

            4  Ashna Rashid