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Kiyara Fernando

Kiyara Fernando

Granddaughter of Mr. Merrill J. Fernando

Dearest darling Seeya,

Happy 90th Birthday! I am so blessed to call you my grandfather. I am so proud of you! Your legacy is one of kindness, humanity and generosity. You are a shining example to us all, and we endeavour to follow in your footsteps and make you proud. I am truly blessed to have shared the last 24 years with you...you have taught me so much as I’ve grown- to give back to the community, to value family above all else and to stay humble. I will never forget the time we filmed the Dilmah Story advertisement. Though I was only five years old...I vividly remember sitting on your knee and looking up at you as you explained to me the story of Dilmah and how you would teach us all that you knew! I work everyday to make you proud, and know that one day I really will. You are such a wonderful man..thank you for gracing us with your presence and for teaching us some of the most important lessons in life. Love you always, your oldest and silliest grandchild- Kiyara