Archive | December, 2014


Kusal Perera out – Kulasekara in for ODI games of NZ tour

Posted on 30 December 2014 by admin

Kusal Perera has been omitted from Sri Lanka’s squad for the one-day series against New Zealand, as they continue to search for a stable opening pair, while seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been recalled. Lasith Malinga has also been included and, as the coach Marvan Atapattu said recently, is expected to make his comeback from injury in the latter part of the seven-match series.

Kusal has played 41 ODIs but has failed to secure his place alongside Tillakaratne Dilshan at the top of the order. In the recent series against England he scored 99 runs in five matches, including two ducks, following a poor tour of India. He was left out of the final two matches against England, with Mahela Jayawardene promoted to open, and Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored his maiden Test century in Christchurch, has been preferred in the 16-man squad. It means Dilshan could have his fifth opening partner in three series if Karunaratne is preferred to open ahead of Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka one-day squad

Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (subject to fitness), Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Shaminda Eranga

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, has previously been a supporter of Kusal but towards the end of the series against England there was a hint that patience was running thin. “We’ve given opportunities to Kusal,” he said earlier this month. “He’s fared pretty well, I thought, in a couple of games. He could have done better. We expect a lot from him because he is a good player. We’ve got nine more games to try and experiment with the opening slot.”

Kulasekara missed the England series – his most recent ODI was when Rohit Sharma made 264 and he took 1 for 89 off nine overs – but produced some solid returns for Colts in Sri Lanka’s domestic 50-over tournament before Christmas.

Meanwhile, Malinga is on track to return during the New Zealand series following ankle surgery. Shortly after Sri Lanka arrived in the country, Atapattu ear-marked the final two matches for his return as he builds up to the World Cup.

The final World Cup squads need to be named by January 7 which means Sri Lanka will need to confirm their 15-man combination before the one-day series begins.

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Sri Lanka welcomes 1.5 millionth tourist in 2014

Posted on 30 December 2014 by admin

Sun, Dec 28, 2014, 09:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Dec 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism today welcomed the arrival of German tourist Torrance Jimmy as the 1.5 millionth tourist arrived in Sri Lanka for the year 2014. The German national and his wife arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 558 from Germany. Sri Lanka Tourism officials including Managing Director Rumy Jauffer and representatives from travel and tourism industry warmly welcomed the couple who will be in the island on a 21-day tour. This is the first time in the history of Sri Lanka tourism industry 1.5 million tourists have arrived in the island. Sri Lanka has set a target of 1.5 million tourists for this year and has earned US$ 1.6 billion from tourism in the first nine months of this year Sri Lanka Tourism aims to attract 2.5 million tourists by the year 2016.

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Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security benefit rates effective January 1, 2015

Posted on 29 December 2014 by admin

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 29, 2014 /CNW/ – Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the benefit amounts for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) effective January 1, 2015.

CPP benefits will increase by 1.8 percent for those already receiving CPP benefits. For 2015, the maximum CPP retirement benefit for new recipients age 65 will be $1,065.00 per month. This increase is calculated on the average yearly maximum pensionable earnings for the last five years. The new CPP rates will be in effect until December 31, 2015. CPP benefits are revised once a year, in January, based on changes over the 12-month period (November 2013 to October 2014) in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is the cost-of-living measure used by Statistics Canada.

OAS benefits, which consist of the basic OAS pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and the Allowances, will remain the same for the first quarter of 2015 (January to March). As of January 1, 2015, the basic OAS pension will stay at $563.74 per month. OAS benefits are also based on the CPI, but are reviewed quarterly (in January, April, July and October) and revised as required to reflect increases in the cost of living as measured by the CPI. Although OAS and CPP benefits are not indexed at the same time, they are both adjusted with the cost of living over a given year.

Quick Facts

The Old Age Security (OAS) program and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhance the quality of life of Canadian seniors by providing a modest base upon which to build additional income for retirement.
The OAS is funded through general tax revenues and provides a basic monthly income for Canadian seniors. In 2013–14, approximately $41.8 billion in OAS benefits were provided to 5.4 million individuals.
The CPP (or the Quebec Pension Plan in Quebec) is funded through contributions by Canadian workers, their employers and the self-employed and through investment earnings on the Plan’s funds. In addition to retirement benefits, the Plan provides disability, death, survivor and children’s benefits.
Associated Link

For up-to-date CPP and OAS benefit amounts, please visit the following Service Canada Web page.


The CPP is a stable, well-designed plan that is portable from province to province and fiscally sustainable over the long run. The Chief Actuary of Canada has confirmed that the CPP is financially sound and is fully sustainable for generations to come.

The OAS is funded through general tax revenues and provides a basic monthly income for Canadian seniors. The GIS and the Allowances provide additional income to low-income pensioners, their spouses or common-law partners, and eligible survivors.

Canada’s public pensions have played a major role in reducing the incidence of low income among seniors, from 21.4 percent in 1980 to 5.2 percent in 2011. Canada now has one of the lowest rates of low income among seniors in the world.


Type of Canada Pension Plan Benefit
Maximum Benefit Rates for 2015

Retirement pension (at age 65)

Post-Retirement Benefit (at age 65)

Disability pension

Survivor’s pension (under age 65)

Survivor’s pension (age 65 and over)

Disabled contributor’s child benefits

Deceased contributor’s child benefits

Death benefit

Combined pensions:

Survivor/Retirement (retire at age 65)


Flat rate:

Survivor’s pension

Disability pension

JANUARY 1, 2015*

Type of Old Age Security benefit
Maximum monthly benefit rates
January – March 2015
Previous quarter
October – December 2014

Basic Old Age Security pension

Guaranteed Income Supplement*


Spouse/Common-law partner of

– a non-pensioner

– a pensioner

– an Allowance recipient

The Allowances*

– regular

– survivor

* These amounts include the Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Allowances top-ups.

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

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Angelo Mathews comments on Sri Lanka’s performance in 1st Test

Posted on 29 December 2014 by admin

If spunk is what Sri Lanka pride themselves on, the first two days of the Christchurch Test brought little to crow about. The visitors were put under pressure by an exceptional Brendon McCullum innings and outstanding new-ball spells from Trent Boult and Tim Southee, but did not emerge from either period of play with credit. They dropped three catches while McCullum was at the crease, plus another soon after he was out, and the batsmen showed poor application the following day.

But though Sri Lanka lost inside four days by eight wickets, they will take some confidence into the Wellington Test, Angelo Mathews said. Having given up a first-innings deficit of 303, Sri Lanka made 407 following on, while the pitch still had plenty of movement in it. The last-wicket pair also put on 59 to leave the opposition with a target of 104, which was then earnestly defended, though only two wickets came. Herath a chance for second Test Rangana Herath may play in the New Year Test, as long as he has sufficiently recovered from a tear to his left hamstring. Herath was ruled out of the first Test, but will join the team in New Zealand over the next three days, after which he will be assessed by the team physio. "Hopefully he will be fit," Mathews said. "I haven't had a chat with the physio, but hopefully he will come good for the second Test. He's one of the most experienced guys in the team. Even though the conditions won't suit him much, he knows how to bowl on these tracks – he's been here before. I'm sure he'll help us get 20 wickets." The team manager also said Herath has already had some bowling work in Sri Lanka, but "on a light scale".

"The way all the batters showed their character in the second innings is the positive," Mathews said. "Even the last pair put on a fifty-run partnership and it was crucial. Our first-innings batting was very poor. I thought we kicked ourselves out of the game by batting poorly. It was too much to ask from the batsmen in the second innings, but the way we fought was good." "In the second innings, I also thought our bowlers did really well. They did it quite accurately and consistently. In the first innings, I thought we were a little bit wayward in the first fifty overs." The batsmen had rallied around Dimuth Karunaratne's 152 in the second innings, which came from 363 deliveries, in over eight hours in the middle. Karunaratne had been dropped following the tour of England after a string of mediocre scores. On that tour he had had scores of 38, 16, 28 and 45.

"For Dimuth to get his first century against a really good bowling attack is sensational," Mathews said. "He stuck there, and was trying to build partnerships with the guys at the other end. I'm sure he must have got a lot of confidence by scoring that big 150. We were disappointed as well with him getting 30s and 40s. We knew the talent that he had and he's a really good player when he gets going. He's a brilliant batsman to watch and hopefully he goes from strength to strength and scores a big one in Wellington as well." The Test was a baptism by fire for 21-year-old offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, who bore the brunt of a Brendon McCullum onslaught on day one, ending with figures of 1 for 159. He bowled 22 overs – the most in the attack – on a green pitch in that first innings, and also opened the bowling in the second dig, finishing that innings with 1 for 48. Sri Lanka had preferred to play him in this Test over Dilruwan Perera, who is viewed as a steadier, but less attacking option.

"You've got to bite the bullet sometimes. We needed someone who is attacking, if you're only playing one spinner," Mathews said. "He is quite unique. He's not a conventional offspinner, and he's got a doosra as well. With that chance I thought he'd come good, but it's his first game and everyone has a bit of nerves in their first match. I thought he bowled pretty well in the second innings." Mathews also had high praise for McCullum's 134-ball 195, which swayed the match emphatically in New Zealand's favour, after Sri Lanka had put the hosts in to bat. "It was one of the best I've seen," Mathews said. "He was playing like a Twenty20. It was just going all over the park and whoever came his way went for a lot of runs. That's one of those innings where he just had a lot of fun, you'd have thought." Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando © ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

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New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in first Test

Posted on 29 December 2014 by admin

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first test on Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day victory built upon a strong performance by their pacemen. Sri Lanka resumed the final day at 293—5 in its second innings and was soon reduced to nine down before Shaminda Eranga (45 not out) and Suranga Lakmal (16) shared a rapid 59—run stand for the final wicket to set New Zealand a target of 105 to win. That last—wicket stand raised Sri Lanka’s hopes of pulling off the rare feat of a test victory after following on, and there was further encouragement when both New Zealand openers were removed cheaply. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews boldly chose off—spinner Tharindu Kaushal to share the new ball with Eranga. The gamble played off when Kaushal sharply turned a ball to opener Tom Latham (17), providing a catch to Mathews at slip. Eranga then removed Hamish Rutherford (10), fending a ball to gully, leaving New Zealand on a nervous 43—2. Pacemen Trent Boult and Tim Southee shared 13 wickets between them for the match, and their efforts to bowl Sri Lanka out for just 138 in its first innings proved decisive. This was New Zealand’s fifth test victory in 2014; the most in a calendar year in team history.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) " New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets Monday in the first test at Hagley Oval to take a 1-0 lead in the two-test series: ____

Scores: New Zealand 1st innings: 441 (Brendon McCullum 195, Jimmy Neesham 85, Kane Williamson 54; Angelo Mathews 3-39, Suranga Lakmal 3-90). Sri Lanka 1st innings: 138 (Angelo Mathews 50; Trent Boult 3-25, Neil Wagner 3-60). Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 407 (Dimuth Karunaratne 152, Angelo Mathews 66; Tim Southee 4-91, Trent Boult 4-100). New Zealand 2nd innings: 107-2 (Ross Taylor 39 not out; Shaminda Eranga 1-20)

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Top International Affairs Post in New York Mayor’s Office for Penny Abeywardena

Posted on 28 December 2014 by admin

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the appointment of Penny Abeywardena as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, Director of Girls and Women Integration at the Clinton Global Initiative—a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems—brings a wealth of experience in strategic relations and first-hand knowledge of international affairs to this position.

As the head of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Abeywardena will be charged with leading the office’s mission to serve as the primary liaison between the City of New York and the diplomatic community, foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of State. Under Abeywardena’s leadership, the office will also be tasked with responding to all requests from those entities on the City’s behalf. Additionally, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs will work with City agencies and the diplomatic community to ensure safety and security through adherence to City codes.

In addition to the important formal function of the office, Abeywardena has been charged with building a global platform through which the City can promote its equity agenda and share policies and best practices globally.

“I’m proud to welcome such a savvy, resourceful and dedicated leader aboard,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Penny’s philosophy—and extraordinary track record—of integrating women into political life and lifting up others for the benefit of society as a whole completely aligns with our goal of creating a more inclusive city, where everyone rises together. Her ability to take a program with a low profile and little resources and transform it into a powerful vehicle that improves people’s lives is impressive, to say the least. With Penny at its helm, I’m confident the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs will flourish as New York City’s ambassador to the world.”

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity and excited to get started,” said incoming commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena. “From maintaining and building upon our strong relationships with the international community to forging new partnerships and advising the City on diplomatic and consular matters, I look forward to representing our exceptional city to the rest of the world on this administration’s behalf.”

“Penny has urged the CGI community to think strategically about how to abandon silos and empower women and girls across all of our work,” said Bob Harrison, CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative. “Penny is a global thinker, and her passion, experience and drive will have a lasting impact on CGI. We look forward to seeing how her efforts will benefit the citizens of New York City and the world with this important new set of responsibilities.”

“Abeywardena is an effective, inclusive, and inspiring leader. She has extensive experience working with local and global issues‎ on behalf of those most disadvantaged, building solution-oriented multi-sectorial collaborations. She has wisely leveraged the power of local and global partners. We look forward to working with her in her new position and know she will be an asset to New York City,” said Ana Oliveira, New York Women’s Foundation.

“Penny is a tireless advocate for social and gender justice, and I am so glad that someone of her high personal integrity is appointed to this position. I can think of nobody better to reflect and represent the true spirit of New York City and to welcome all visiting governments and dignitaries,” said Tiloma Jayasinghe, Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women.

“Penny Abeywardena has the unique sensitivities and skills in understanding international affairs in bi-cultural ways while remaining anchored in American culture, along with a deep respect and awareness of other diverse cultures worldwide. She is a trusted and respected voice known for her integrity and discernment of complex international issues. Abeywardena is an illustrious figure who has been able to bring players from various cultures and parts of the globe to join hands and collaborate on moving social issues, such as girls and women, as her work through the Clinton Global Initiative so highly demonstrated,” said Zainab Salbi, International Humanitarian Activist and Author.

About Penny Abeywardena

Penny Abeywardena is the Director of Girls and Women Integration at the Clinton Global Initiative. In her capacity at CGI, Abeywardena is responsible for the portfolio of CGI commitments focused on empowering girls and women worldwide, developing year-round programming, and integrating the gender lens across the CGI platform. During her time in this role, Abeywardena has advised multinational corporations, philanthropists, NGOs, and multilateral institutions to increase investments in gender-focused development initiatives; and expanded the community of CGI members who are incorporating the gender lens in their work.

Before joining the Clinton Global Initiative, Abeywardena worked as the Director of Strategic Relations at The Drum Major Institute and as the Funding Exchange’s Development Program Officer prior to that. She is a member of the World Bank’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a contributing author in the book “Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change.”

Abeywardena earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and her M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Abeywardena lives on the Upper West Side.

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At Stumps 3rd Day: Sri Lanka 138 and 293 for 5 (Karunaratne 152, Mathews 53*, Boult 3-62) (f/o) trail New Zealand 441 by ten runs.

Posted on 28 December 2014 by admin

Dimuth Karunaratne's maiden Test hundred helped Sri Lanka fight back against New Zealand, but their position still looks grim as they followed on in Christchurch. The tourists, bowled out for 138 on Saturday in reply to New Zealand's 441, made a much better go of their second innings as Karunaratne – out for a duck in the first innings – made 152 to help them to 293 for five at the close of day three, still 10 runs behind. New Zealand will remain confident of securing a positive result in this first of two Tests, however, after late wickets from Trent Boult – including that of Karunaratne – swung the momentum back the way of the Black Caps. Sri Lanka resumed on 84 without loss, with Karunaratne on 49. However, they lost Kaushal Silva before he could add to his overnight 33. Tim Southee's scrambled seam delivery found an outside edge and the ball flew into the gloves of BJ Watling. Kumar Sangakkara quickly followed, making just one before he too edged behind, this time off Boult. However, Sri Lanka rebuilt thanks to a watchful innings from Lahiru Thirimanne, who helped Karunaratne negotiate a difficult period. Survival was the priority as the game slowed, but Karunaratne continued to creep towards three figures. He made it with a thick outside edge past gully for two off Boult, and by the time Thirimanne fell victim to an excellent diving catch from the wicketkeeper off James Neesham, Sri Lanka had moved on to 181. Thirimanne's 25 came off 124 balls. AD Mathews came in and showed a more aggressive streak, soon hitting Mark Craig for six, and the scoring rate picked up. Karunaratne brought up 150 with a four off Boult but the New Zealand paceman had his revenge two overs later, his delivery swinging back in to deceive the Sri Lankan who was clean bowled. His 152 was the highest score by a Sri Lankan while following on. Mathews made the close on 53 not out, but after Boult removed Nishan Dickwella, who edged into the slips for four late in the day, New Zealand could feel much better about their day's work, with plenty of time left to secure a result.

Sri Lanka 138 and 293 for 5 (Karunaratne 152, Mathews 53*, Boult 3-62) (f/o) trail New Zealand 441 by ten runs.

Kaushal Silva was nipped out with the sixth ball of the day – a scrambled-seam delivery from Southee finding the outside edge – and Kumar Sangakkara's contribution in the match was limited to 7, Boult showing his ability to work a batsman out. Sangakkara's previous single-figure aggregate in a Test was in December 2011. Sangakkara did not want to repeat his first-innings dismissal, when he had nicked to slip. He waited for the straighter ball to get off the mark, but was beaten by two terrific deliveries in between. Boult realised the length had to be even fuller and closer to off stump. The drive came again, the edge was taken again, and Boult claimed bragging rights over a batsman who had made at least fifty in each of his last nine Tests. Run-scoring became secondary – Sri Lanka made 47 in 30 overs in the first session – and the only thing that mattered for Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne was reaching lunch with their wickets intact. Having reached his fifty, Karunaratne knew it was his responsibility to mitigate the early damage. He was happiest on the back foot, but with time at the crease he began leaning forward. He did not, however, let the bat stray too far from his body. Out came punches down the ground and flicks through square leg as Karunaratne performed the job of tiring the bowlers and giving Sri Lanka's batting some structure.





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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Record-breaker Brendon McCullum belts 195 off 134 balls

Posted on 26 December 2014 by admin

  • New Zealand 429 for seven against Sri Lanka.
  • Brendon McCullum makes 195 from 134 balls.

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum was back in destructive form as he hit 18 fours and 11 sixes in a 134-ball innings of 195 on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. He was also on course to beat the fastest Test double century (off 153 balls) before holing out to long off. But the prolific batsman did become the first New Zealander to pass 1,000 runs in a calendar year when he hit his first six, broke his own 78-ball New Zealand record for a fastest century in Tests by four balls and ended the innings with 1,164 runs in the year with the chance of another bat. He has already passed 200 runs three times in 2014, scoring 224 and 302 against India at the start of the year and 202 against Pakistan in his last Test, last month.

Brendon McCullum came within a shot of breaking the world record for the fastest Test double century as he bludgeoned Sri Lanka’s attack around Hagley Oval in Christchurch to lead New Zealand to 429 for seven on the first day of the first Test. The captain had reached 195 from 134 balls when he was caught in the deep by Dimuth Karaunaratne off the debutant spinner Tharindu Kaushal in front of a capacity 8,000 crowd at the redeveloped stadium in the city’s first Test since the 2011 earthquake. Nathan Astle set the existing record in 2002, taking 153 balls to reach his double century against England at Lancaster Park, which fell victim to the earthquake. Don Bradman scored 200 in 214 minutes against England at Headingley in 1930, moreover; when McCullum was out in the 66th over he still had 12 minutes to eclipse that time.

Yesterday, his best stand was 153 for the fifth wicket with Jimmy Neesham, the pair scoring at 7.84 an over while together. Neesham would make 85 from 80 and Kane Williamson a more considered 54 from 98 as New Zealand finished the day on 429 for 7. Sri Lanka had looked in charge at one point, though, reducing the hosts to 60 for 2 and 80 for 3, but after that it went downhill. There were teething problems for the redeveloped Hagley Oval, with both opening bowlers losing their footing, but they were soon fixed. In Melbourne, Australia stand-in captain Steven Smith passed 1,000 Test runs for the year as he guided his team to 259 for 5 on the opening day of the third Test against India. Smith made an unbeaten 72 in Melbourne and resumed day two with Brad Haddin (23). Opener Dean Elgar struck his third Test century as South Africa rode their luck to finish the first day of the second Test against West Indies on 270 for 2. Elgar, who came into the match with his position under scrutiny, scored 121 as he shared a second-wicket partnership of 179 with Faf du Plessis which frustrated the tourists who were the architects of their own downfall as they let numerous chances slip in the field. Du Plessis will resume on 99 along with Proteas captain Hashim Amla, who scored a double-century in the first Test in Pretoria and has reached 17.


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December 26th (Friday)

Posted on 26 December 2014 by admin

BRAINERD – ROSE GRACE – Beloved wife of the late R.H. Brainerd and loving mother of the late Oswald, step mother of David, Raj, Freddy, Alfred, Wilfred, Priscilla, Eunice (Selvam) and Sybil. Remains will lie at A F Raymond’s Parlour from 9 a.m. onwards on Saturday 27th December. Funeral Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday 28th at the Parlour and Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte Anglican Section at 4.45 p.m. 233852

GUNADEWAA GALLAGE – Retired Excise Inspector, beloved husband of Iranginie loving father of Rukshi (Aus) Lalith (USA) Kapila (Aus), loving father-in-law of Punya, Padmini and Dhammika grandfather of Ashara, Shanek Naomi, Vinura and Disura passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 124/2, Dudley Senanayake Avenue, Dehiwala on Saturday the 27th of December 2014 at 4 p.m. for Cremation at the Mount Lavinia General Cemetery, Mount Lavinia. 233858

JAYAWARDENA – K.P. (Chartered Civil Engineer). Son of late P.P. Jayawardena, beloved husband of Thilaka, beloved brother of Shrima Senanayake and Dr. S.P. Jayawardena, passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 2, Holy Cross Road, Gampaha at 1.30 pm. for Cremation at Gampaha Kasagahawatte Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, 27th December, 2014. 033 2222115. 233856

REKOGAMA – TIKIRIKUMARIHAMY (Retired Principal). Beloved wife of the late K.M.U.B. Rekogama (Retired Principal), loving mother of Senarath, Sujatha, Jayantha, Swarna, Wijaya, Damayanthi, Chandraratna, Chithra, Dharmasiri, Padmasiri, mother-in-law of Jayantha, Menaka, Sumana, Ranjith, Leela, Wijewardhana, Sunethra, Dayaratna, Nilukshi, Thushari, expired. Funeral Saturday 27th December. Cremation 4.00 p.m. at Public Cemetery, Rekogama, Balalla. 233855

SURAWEERA – ANOJA nee TENNAKOON JAYASUNDERA – Beloved wife of Upali, precious mother of Dinula, loved sister of Sathis and Chandrakirthi, sister-in-law of a Ramani, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Cortege leaves residence No. 25A, Prathibimbarama Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala on 27th Dec. 2014 at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 233854 –

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December 25th (Thur.)

Posted on 25 December 2014 by admin

SAMARASINGHE – CHANDANI – Attorney-at-Law. Beloved wife of Carlton de Silva, Attorney-at-Law, expired and the remains will lie at the residence from 24-12-2014 to Saturday 27th December 2014 till 8.00 a.m. and leave Ambalangoda at 8.00 a.m. on Saturday 27th December 2014 to house No. 387/D at Walgama, Athurugiriya. Last rites will be held at Walgama General Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 28th December 2014. Carlton de Silva, Attorney-at-Law – (Bereaved husband). Parents with brothers and sisters. No. 317, Main Street, Ambalangoda.233846

WANIGASOORIYA – RANEE – (nee DAHANAYAKE). Beloved wife of Anthony Wanigasooriya – (EX CID / Technical Branch and Finger Print Bureau of Royal Oman Police) and sister of E.L.W. Dahanayake, Soma Wijesinghe, Wijay Dahanayake (all deceased), passed away peacefully. The cortege leaves reisdence No. 31/48, Gunasekera Mawatha, Welisara, Ragama on the 26th December 2014 at 3 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Welisara. 233841

WERAGODA – DONA ADLIN NISSANAKA (102) (Retired Principal). Wife of the late T.B. Weragoda, Notary Public of Ruwanwella, mother of Mallika (formerly of Vihara Maha Devi B.V.), Sarath (Attorney-at-Law, former High Commissioner to Bangladesh), Sisira (Australia, formerly of CEB), Padma (Australia, formerly of Lanka Steel Corporation), mother-in-law of W.A.S. Perera (former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping), Shirani Gamalath (formerly of SLSI), Priyanthi Dias (Australia, formerly of Finance Ministry), Dr. Mohan Perera (Australia, formerly of State Engineering Corporation), grand mother of Poshitha, Yasoja, Lihini, Bodhini, Thishya, Themiya, Lilangie and Nikini, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. to Dehiowita Public Crematorium for cremation at 3.00 p.m. on 25.12.2014 “Wickramashila”, Imbulgoda, Galapitamada. 233470

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