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In loving memory of 
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Peter (Chandran) Swampillai

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Peter Swampillai, on Thursday the 27th of April at his home in Cheam, Surrey.


Chandran was born in Jaffna in 1943 to his beloved parents Josephine and Abraham Swampillai,  the fifth child of nine siblings.


He was an alumnus of St Patrick’s College, Jaffna and Institute of Practical Technology, Katubedda. Chandran emigrated to England in 1972 completing his degree in mechanical engineering at South Bank University and going on to complete a master’s degree at Kingston University. After starting his career in academia, Chandran worked as a Computing Engineer in the UK Defence Industry at both British Aerospace and GEC Marconi before moving with his family to Belgium in 1987. Chandran spent several years working overseas, including at SWIFT headquarters in Belgium, before returning to the UK in 1995 to work as an IT Consultant in investment banking.


Chandran was the proud father of three daughters, Ann Easwary Swampillai (Barrister, Senior Civil Servant), Dr. Kumutha Bernadette Zuliani (Director of Data Science), Khrisha Antoinette Swampillai (Economist, Senior Commercial Manager - BP), and he was a caring father-in-law to Mikael Down, Jason Zuliani and Matthew Bambridge.


He was also a devoted grandfather to Misha Joseph and Marni Lakshmi Down, and to Madeleine Aananthi, Evelyn Indra and Grace Keshini Zuliani. He was a loving brother to Jeya (late), Cecil, Mahes, Navaratnam (late), Raji, Rajakumar, Julia (late) and Miriam; and caring brother-in-law to Indra Swampillai (late), Anton Saverimuttu, Florence Swampillai, Harold Anthony, Niranjala Swampillai, Bernard Selvaratnam and John Philips.


He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.



                                                                                                    Family Contacts: Khrisha +44 7793 940951 or

                                                                                                                                Miriam +44 7740 064902

In his memory (and in lieu of floral tributes) friends and family can donate to fund bicycles, sewing machines and other equipment for charities doing excellent work educating and caring for girls in Jaffna.

To donate and/or leave a message please go to

Viewing: Private family viewing only.

Funeral Mass: 9.15am on 20 May 2023

Saint Matthias Church

201 Cheam Common Road

Worcester Park

KT4 8SX, Surrey.

Crematorium: 11am on 20 May 2023

Kingston Crematorium

Bonner Hill Road


KT1 3EZ, Surrey.

Followed by Reception from 12 noon

Colombo Kitchen

25 -27 Central Rd

Worcester Park

KT4 8EG, Surrey.

For Funeral Mass live stream and recording please go to




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