I read your message on genealogy.com re your search for information on Welatantrige Anthony Shirley Boteju. My Grandfather's name was Welatantrige Reginald Peter Boteju (1901-1998), there's a chance that he wasrelated to Welatantrige Richard Boteju. I'll ask my father if he can shed any light on the matter. As far as I'm aware the Welatantrige Boteju's hail from the Kotte region in Sri Lanka. Boteju is a very uncommon name in Sri Lanka, and Welatantrige (the 'ge' or clan name) is even more uncommon. My sister did some research on the origins of the name 'Boteju' and we belive it's derived from either one of two Portuguese names -Kuveju, or Botelho. There is a variation of the surname Boteju, spelt with an 'e' (ie Botejue), and also a variation of the 'ge' name (Wahalatantrige) however I recall elderly relatives telling me that those people are unrelated, or from a lower caste. Anyways, I'lll get back to you. I'll on;ly be using this address until 31/05/2001, if you want to contact me after then my address is 2/111, Botany Street, Randwick,2031,NSW, Australia, phone number -02-9326-4012.