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 Post subject: Mount Lavinia Hotel : Diacono Family Ownership period
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:44 pm 

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Please let me introduce myself.

My name is Luke Deacon . My family changed their name from Diacono to Deacon in the 1940's. I am trying to find out more about my Family who owned the MOunt Lavinia and Also the "Maryhill" Hotel.

WF Diacono was married to Mary Diacono. I do not know what the initials "WF" stand for. Nore do I know Mary's Maiden name.
I am aware that Lord Kitchener was their best man at their wedding. And Mary Died in 1932.

WF Diacono was "Head of the Chamber and Commerce" and was a very big Business man In Columbo and Kandy also. THey ar ementioned in the "Green Book" which would mean they had some Minister/Diplomatic title.

I have contacted Renuka Sadanandan, who has documented the Hotels history. I am awaiting her reply.

Should anyone be able to offer any informatin .I would be most grateful.

Luke Deacon (Diacono)


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:06 am 

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Hello Luke
I have written to your e-mail address but just in case you do not receive the e-mail.

Your WF Diacono is William Frederick Diacono, Brother to Frederick Robert Diacono, my GGrandfather. William's wife was Mary Nani.

I have a considerable family history and background. I would like to hear form you

I am a pensioner lady living in Australia. My name is Walda.

You can reach me at


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