Hi Avril, My name is Richard Arendtsz and I too am trying to trace my Paternal Ancestry in Sri Lanka. A good friend of mine named Ivan Oorloff was helping me with this project and unfortunately when he contacted Cheryl Beattie and requested her assistance, for some unknown reason he misspelt the surname as Aarons instead of ARENDTSZ.
I am reliably informed that John Frederick ARENDTSZ and my grandfather Richard Anthony ARENDTSZ were brothers.
Would you have any more information pertaining to John Frederick Arendtsz e.g. his father and grandfather who in effect would be your Great grandfather and great great Grandfather.