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National Honours – 2017

Posted on 21 March 2017 by admin

 

The Investiture Ceremony of conferring National Honours on distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement, held on Monday (20) at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

These awards were bestowed on the most distinguished persons who have made outstanding contributions to the country and its advancement.

At this ceremony, held after 12 years, the President presented national honours to 89 persons lauding their individual contributions in many spheres.

The highest honor conferred for exceptionally outstanding and most distinguished service to the nation was conferred on late Pandith Amaradewa.

The Sri Lanka Ranjana which is awarded to non-nationals for distinguished service of a highly meritorious nature to Sri Lanka in particular and / or humanity in general was awarded to Dr. Sarath D. Gunapala and Siddhartha Kaul.

Ten (10) Deshamanya awards were conferred in recognition of distinguished service of a highly meritorious nature to the nation. The awardees were Abbasally Akbar, Prof. Colvin Goonaratna, Dr. Devanesan Nesiah, Nandadasa Rajapaksha, Prof. Kingsley Muthumuni de Silva, Latha Walpola Mineka Presantha Wickramasingha, Prof. Priyani Soysa, Amaradasa Gunawardana and Tissa Devendra.

Nine (09) Deshabandu awards were conferred for distinguished service of a meritorious nature to the nation. Deivanayagam Eassuwaren, Doctor Lakshman Weerasena, Leslie Shelton Devendra, Captain M. G. Kularatne, Susanthika Jayasingha, Ranjan Madugalle, Shan Wickremesinghe, Dr. Pabilis Silva and W. K. H. Wegapitiya were the awardees.

Eleven Vidyajothi awards were conferred on prof. Nimal Senanayake, Dr. Bandula Wijayarathna, Doctor Colvin Samarasinghe, Prof. Harendra de Silva, Prof. T. K. Nimal Padmasena, Prof. Errol Radcliffe Jansz, Prof.Lal Chandrasena, Prof. M. W. J. G. Mendis, Prof. M. M. R. Waas Jayasekara, Prof. Sarath Kotagama and Prof. Tissa Vitarana.

In addition, 22 Kala Keerthi awards, seven Sri Lanka Shikamani awards, ten Vidyanidhi awards, thirteen Kalashuri awards, two Sri Lankathilaka awards and two Veera Prathapa awards were conferred.

According to the act of the National Honours – 1986, the awardees of these national honours are selected out of the nominations presented by individuals and public organizations. The nominations are also inspected by an intellectual panel. Ninety persons were selected out of 426 applications forwarded for this year’s award ceremony.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Ministers were among those participated in this ceremony.

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1st Test: Skipper Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to victory

Posted on 11 March 2017 by admin

Once bitten Sri Lanka, twice shy.

March 10, 2017. Courtesy: Daily News.

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Upul Tharanga (R) is watched by Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das as he plays a shot during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on March 10, 2017.LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

Rex Clementine
reporting from Galle

Given what Pakistan did to them two years ago at Pallekele, the Sri Lankans seem to be taking nothing for granted. When Angelo Mathews set Pakistan a record  382 to win the final Test and the series in 2015, he may have thought that he had all grounds covered. But to his disbelief, the tourists chased down the mammoth target, without a fuss, losing only two wickets. As Rangana Herath delayed the declaration yesterday, in the first Test against Bangladesh here in Galle, you were reminded of the famous idiom, once bitten, twice shy.

With the lead already 429 at tea, Sri Lanka were expected to declare, but they batted for five more overs after the break and added 27  runs before eventually calling it off following the dismissal of Dilruwan Perera.

Set an improbable target of 457 in 125 overs, Bangladesh reached 67 for no loss before bad light ended play early with still 11 overs remaining. The tourists need a further 390 runs in 98 overs.

The mainstay of Sri Lanka’s innings was opener  Upul Thranga, who posed his  third Test hundred and the first at home. It was the left-hander’s 14th game on home soil.

Tharanga was involved in three 50 plus stands. He added 69 runs with Dimuth Karunaratne (32) for the first wicket. The last time the openers added 50 runs was in Port Elizabeth in the Boxing Day Test last year. Since then there have been five innings where Sri Lanka’s openers had fallen cheaply.

It was Tharanga’s second hundred against Bangladesh. He played himself in taking 109 deliveries for his half-century, but from 50 to 100 he required only 55 deliveries.

He went onto post 115 off 171 deliveries with 11 fours and two sixes.

Vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal posted his first half-century in eight innings after being dropped on 11 by Soumya Sarkar at first slip.

If Bangladesh were to chase the mammoth target, they will have to create a World Record. West Indies’ 418 against Australia in Antigua in 2003 is the highest successful run chase in the history. No team has made more than Pakistan’s 382 in 2015 at Pallekele to win a Test here while the highest successful run chase in Galle is 99.   

Sri Lanka will need early wickets today, but with predictions for rain and the wicket playing well, the game could be heading for a draw.  

 

 

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83rd Battle of the Saints – Jehan Daniel, 124 n.o. saves the Josephians on day-1

Posted on 03 March 2017 by admin

83rd Battle of the Saints : Jehan Daniel (124 n.o.) is Joes saviour

Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Indika Welagedara – Courtesy: Daily News.

Jehan Daniel exults after scoring a face-saving century for St Joseph’s College on the first day of the Battle of the Saints cricket match against St Peter’s College at the P Sara Oval yesterday.  Pic by Thilak Perera

Jehan Daniel exults after scoring a face-saving century for St Joseph’s College on the first day of the Battle of the Saints cricket match against St Peter’s College at the P Sara Oval yesterday. Pic by Thilak Perera

 Sri Lanka under 19 cricketer Jehan Daniel played the role of savior to rescue St Joseph’s College from dire straits at 10 for 5 to a respectable 205 on the opening day of the 83rd Battle of the Saints encounter against St Peter’s College at the P Sara Oval yesterday.

By the close the game was evenly poised with St Peter’s replying with 138 for five wickets.

Daniel’s magnificent century saved St. Joseph’s the blushes and enabled them to take the upper hand.

Daniel came to the crease with his side tottering at 10 for 5 after skipper Harin Cooray had won the toss and elected to bat first. However in the first session’s play things go the way the Joes would have planned.

Under 19 player cum Peterite vice-captain and right arm fast bowler Manelker de Silva and his new ball partner Santhush Gunathilake combined together to rip through the batting line up.

Gunathilake ran through the Joes top order by making the early breakthrough in his first two overs when he dismissed openers Cameron Duruge and took the prize wicket of Nipun Sumanasinghe who has scored 1000 runs this season.

Manelker De Silva added salt to the wound of the Josephians when he got rid of Dineth Madurawela for one as St. Joseph’s slid to 3 for 3.

To make matters worse for the Joes both Thashan Perera and Havin Perera were run out due to brilliant fielding and half the Joes side was out for 10.

A sixth wicket partnership of 56 between Daniel and wicket keeper Shevan Fonseka (26) addressed the slump. The stand was ended with another run out of Fonseka following a direct throw from Ranmith Jayasena, son of Panadura SC cricketer Mangala Jayasena.

Daniel and Jehan Fernandopulle son of former Benedictine cricketer Marlon Fernandopulle took the score to 95 before Jehan was run out for 14 by Manelker de Silva’s brilliant fielding.

Daniel counter attacked making use of three dropped chances to score an unbeaten 124 off 116 balls that included 12 boundaries and five sixes. He was involved in a face saving partnership of 93 runs for the eighth wicket with left hander Pahan Perera (25) that saw St. Joseph’s to their final total.

The eighth wicket partnership between the pair broke a 67-year old record for St. Joseph’s of 66 between Adolphus Silva and Milroy Brohier in 1950.

For the Peterites who batted after tea Shalith Fernando their number four batsman hit a fine 47 before being dismissed in the penultimate over of the day. However vice-captain Manelker de Silva hung around for a solid unbeaten 40 by the close. 

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83rd Battle of the Saints on March 3rd & 4th at Colombo Oval

Posted on 02 March 2017 by admin

(Courtesy: The Nation)

Stalemated draws, negative tactics and a rare crowd invasion have embroiled cricket’s big match between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College to the point that 83 years down the line, the two schools have now realized it’s time to turn a new page.

When the match gets underway at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on March 3 and 4 all players, the two captains in particular, will come under intense scrutiny to play with a positive mindset while in the spectator stands a monitoring system will be in place to ensure nothing demonic will get in the way of the outcome of this year’s Battle of the Saints match which was disrupted last year by an unruly group to thwart a Peterite win. But despite the matter being spontaneously settled and the Peterites awarded victory by a no-nonsense St. Joseph’s College rector Fr Travis Gabriel, the hierarchy of both schools have decided to go a step further and appoint a former First Class cricketer Nalliah Devarajan as an independent match referee just in case a group attempts to pull the plug again.

“Winning and losing is all part and parcel of the game, but what is more important is that the game is played in the true spirit of sportsmanship which has been a hallmark of this big match over the years”, said Fr Trevor Martin, the rector of St. Peter’s College as he launched a countdown to the match while addressing the media.

Last year’s crowd disruption, although claimed as an isolated incident by former players, is still fresh in the minds of match organisers who are determined to have the incident left where it can be best forgotten-in limbo.

Spearheading the drive to ensure nothing of the past returns to haunt the contest is an old Peterite Dr Nirmal de Silva who is rallying old boys of both schools in a joint organizing committee that was setup last year.

“The issue of security is still under discussion, and we want to make certain there won’t be a repeat of last year. We have already done the ground work for this. We like to think that what happened last year was an isolated event”, said Dr De Silva.

Sporting rivalry between two schools have on occasions reached boiling point in recent times in view of what is at stake in a highly volatile set-up in the country where nothing short of winning will fall in line with high expectations by followers.

But the two Christian academies also contend that despite last year’s disruption, they are still in the forefront of showcasing discipline and virtues that other youth institutions have come to admire.

“We have been teaching many lessons to non-Joes and non-Peterites and this is our tradition”, declared the vice rector of St. Joseph’s College Fr. Anton Ranjith while deputizing for Fr. Travis.

The match has also moved onto a new phase where a minimum of 15 overs will have to be bowled in an hour, while the umpires will be stern on negative or leg-side bowling in accordance with the changes.

But imposing the new changes may also be a tough call for match organisers who say they can only expect ethics and fair-play to have a big say in the match.

“We want these new methods to work and we leave it to the players, captains and coaches to believe in this system and the traditions of this match”, said Dr De Silva. Player-wise, the Peterites have more to prove than the Joes with skipper Lakshina Rodrigo (over 850), Manelker de Silva (over 600), Santhush Gunatilleke (over 850), Shalith Fernando (over 700) and Anishka Perera (over 500) being the leading run-getters and Mohamed Ameen (100 wickets) and Chathura Obesekera (over 70 wickets) as the pick of the bowlers that gave them five wins.

The Joes have had mixed fortunes with skipper Harin Cooray standing out as their only leading wicket-taker with over 75 scalps from 17 matches while a fortnight ago Nipun Samarasinghe (957 runs), Dineth Madurawela (794 runs) and Shevon Fonseka (638 runs) stood out as the best with the bat. Madurawela remains the pick with four hundreds.

The squads: St. Peter’s College: Lakshina Rodrigo (Captain), Manelker de Silva, Santhush Gunatilleke, Shalith Fernando, Vinul Gunawardena, Anishka Perera, Ranmith Jayasena, Sulakshan Fernando, Shivan Perera, Prabasara Herath, Nipunaka Fonseka, Chathura Obesekere, Sachin Silva, Dinith Anjula, Laseh Rodrigo, Ravindu Silva, Banuka de Silva, Mohammed Ameen.

St. Joseph’s College: Harin Cooray (Captain), Dario Dassanayake, Revan Kelley, Nipun Sumanasinghe, Dineth Madurawala, Jehan Daniel, Shevon Fonseka, Pahan Perera, Thashan Perera, Havin Perera, Ruchira Ekanayake, Jehan Fernandopulle, Dineth Jayakody, Sachitha Mahindasinhe, Kavindu Jayatissa, Cameron Durage, Lakshan Gamage, Sheran Rassool, Avishka Fernando, Sachitha de Silva.

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Obituaries: March 2017

Posted on 02 March 2017 by admin

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017.

DE SILVA – IRMA ALEXANDRENA (nee LIYANDURU), Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved wife of late Felix Anthony De Silva, loving mother of Tiyani Rajasingham, Vinodth De Silva and Shama Audrey Thahir, mother-in-law of Kuberan Rajasingham, Iromi De Silva and Hejazi Thahir, beloved grandmother of Shyam, Angelo, Sherad, Shimaz, Dishan, Shihan, Treshan and Sarah. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 7th March at 4 p.m. for Cremation at 4.30 p.m. General Cemetery, Borella.030616

FERNANDO – HARRIOT – Beloved wife of late Aloy Fernando, mother of Chrisantha, Thilak, Rohan, Nalin, Nilanka and late Shiromani, mother-in-law of Ramya, Sepali, Renuka, Rukmali, Niluka and Jude, grandmother of Hansini, Rajith, Saduni, Shashini, Rushane, Ruchini, Rukshani, Nuwanthika, Kavinda, Vindiya, Nilushka and Nileesha, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 239C, Polgahahena, Ragama on 7th March 2017 at 3 p.m. for Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Hapugoda.030472

GAMAGE – VENETIA ETHEL (Former Chief Commissioner and former President of Sri Lanka Girl Guides) – Beloved wife of Nihal (Retd. SP), precious mother of Daminda (Canada), mother-in-law of Menaka, loving grandmother of Imali, Senali & Mevan, daughter of late Arthur & Ethel Fernando, sister of late Col. Dudley, Ninette & Tilak Fernando. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday & thereafter on Wednesday 8th from 9 am. to 3 p.m. at Girl Guide Headquarters (Opposite Public Library). Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m. Donations instead of flowers may be sent for Community Service Projects of the Girl Guide Association.030546

JANSEN – ADRIAN MICHAEL (GAC Shipping). Beloved son of late Rose and Bertram (Berty), loving brother of Charmaine (Ex Indosuez and Seylan), loving brother-in-law of Jeffery Rodrigo, loving uncle of Joseph and Denise, loving nephew of Marie, loving Cousin of Aubrey and Maureen, Saby and Oliver, loved by Alicia, Evin, Nicolena. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesday 07th March. Cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella.
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PAUL – JOSEPH CANICIUS YOGARATHNAM – Beloved husband of Suwineetha (Jayes Trading Company), precious father of Subhashini (Connaisance de Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd) and Dilrukshi (Hemas Holdings PLC), loving son of late Mr. P.N. Paul and Mrs A.P. Paul, brother of Mary, Selverani, Raserani, Nicholas Selvarathnam, Yogarani and Kingsley Maxwell, brother-in-law of Mervyn Chandrakumar (Sri Lanka Railways), expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 288 D, Batagama South, Kandana at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 8th March 2017 for burial at the Hapugoda Roman Catholic Cemetery. 0776173146, 0775564437.030474

PERERA CAPTAIN DELANO ( WEE WEE) – Loving husband of Rani, beloved father of Drushan (Marine Engineer), father-in-law of Dr Marylou (Nawaloka Hospital), son of late Mr and Mrs M.A. Perera, brother of late Dr Ranjith, Nilan and Mohan, brother-in-law of late Francis, late Bobby, Christy, late Reggie, Alphonso, late Unghie, Capt. Stephen, Capt. Derrick, Siri, Rosy, Jenny, Clara, late Phil, late Grace, Charlotte, Benny and Anna, everloving grandfather of Abigail and Aurorra, loving uncle of Michelle, Shane, Ruwan, Aloka, Charmaine, Dr Christabel, Cheryl, Dr Berni, Ravi, Niranjan, Tanuja and Rohan. Cortege leaves residence No. 57, Alwis Place, Kotahena, Colombo 13 for Cremation at Madampitiya Crematorium at 3 p.m. on 08.03.2017.030627

RABOT – REX – Beloved husband of late Muriel (nee KARUNARATNE), father of Romain (UK), Quincy (UK) and late Armand, father-in-law of Catherine, Tricia and Fiona, brother of Decima Crusz and Ainsley (UK), and of the late Neville, Lorna de Silva, Gladstone and Maurice (Quincey). Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9 a.m. on Tuesday 7th March for Cremation the same day at General Cemetery, Borella at 3 p.m.030620

WIJERATNE – BULATHSINHALAGE CHANDRA MALLIKA. Dearly beloved wife of late Dr. Hector Wijeratne, loving mother of Srimathi, Manel, Ranjani, Damayanthi and Nirmali, mother-in-law of Mahinda Illangage, Deepal (Chico), Guneratna, Amitha De Fonseka, late Dr. Chandra Waidyasekera and late Ranjith Cooray, beloved grandmother of Buveendra and Siroshni, Banuji, Sashen and Eshantha, Tanushka and Thuresh, Arjuna and Kishani, Romesh, Dinesh, Tinesh and Sadish, viewing from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Monday to Wednesday. Cortege leaves the funeral palour at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday March 8th for cremation at 3.00 p.m. at Borella Kanatte.030319

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Monday, March 6, 2017.

DE SILVA – LORRAINE (Librarian St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10). Beloved wife of Tony (P Mathew and Company), loving mother of Tracy (Gabo Travels) and Tania (Bankhill Educare), beloved sister of Desmond and Neville Kroon, expired 3rd March 2017. The funeral was held on Sunday 5th March at St. John Dal Bastone Cemetery, Pelawatte, No. 1/H/6, Jayawardanagama, Battaramulla.030320

DISSANAYAKE – MERVYN PATRICK – Retired Engineer Railway Department. Beloved husband of Marian, precious father of Rosianne, Genevieve, Dinesh and Deshan, loving father-in-law of Jude, George, Shamalene and Nilmini, grandfather of Lyendra, Hiruni, Maldini, Lahiru, Dinimali, Malintha and Trishan, loving brother of late Justin and Philomina, brother-in-law of Sybil, late Oswin, late Sextus, Ranjie, late Christo, Christine, Noeline, Kingsley, Bede, Trisette, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 150, Maligatenna for burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery Ilukwatta, Kadugannawa on Monday 6th of March at 3.30 p.m.030294

JAYASINGHE – SHELTON (Smart Western Trailors). Husband of Chitra Jayasinghe, father of Asha Wijesekera and Punya Ranasinghe, father-in-law of Ashoka Wijesekera and Ishant Tandon, grandfather of Nuwani Ranasinghe, Nuvin Ranasinghe and Sathyyanage Wijesekera passed away at the age 77. Cortege will be leaving residence on 6th of March 2017 to Nisala Arana Cemetery, Kohuwala at 5.00 p.m. Contact No. Asha Wijesekera 071 7130139.030321

PRASANNA – RATNAWARDENE Teacher at St. Mary’s College, Kegalle (former) and Thalangama Central. Beloved husband of Shiranthi (Kegalu Vidyalaya) and father of Shehan, at rest with Jesus. Remains lie at House, Yatagama. Burial at family burial ground at Yatagama, Rambukkana at 3.00 p.m. on 06th March (Monday).030272

RANASINGHE – MRS. TECLA – (Retired Teacher – Christ King College, Tudella). Beloved wife of (late) Basil Dias, loving mother of Prasantha (St. Anthony’s Auto Service – Kattuwa), Dr. Shirantha (Base Hospital – Gampaha), Chrishantha (Superintendent – Chilaw Plantations), Sujeewa (Staff – St. Peter’s College, Colombo – 04), mother-in-law of Chulani (Staff, Holy Cross College, Gampaha), Manik (Staff-Holy Family Convent, Colombo – 04), Dammika, Nilruwan Fernando (Tech One Pvt. Ltd.), grandmother of Dinidha, Isindu, Minindu, Sineri, Prahith, Maneesha and Shalindi, passed away. Cortege leaves on Monday the 06th of March 2017 at 4.00 p.m. from No. 27, Fatima Road, Kanuwana, Ja-ela for burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kanuwana, Ja-ela.030289

SUBASINGHE – DOCTOR HENRY. – Retired Director, Department of Animal Production and Health, beloved husband of Kamala Subasinghe, father of Udeni and late Senaka, father-in-law of Palitha, grandfather of Anushka and Purni, uncle of Pradeep and Senani (Bake House Colombo). Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 5th, 8 a.m. to 6th evening. Cremation on 06th March 2017 at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella. (No. 32/16, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy).028792

WIJERATNE – BULATHSINHALAGE CHANDRA MALLIKA. Dearly beloved wife of late Dr. Hector Wijeratne, loving mother of Srimathi, Manel, Ranjani, Damayanthi and Nirmali, mother-in-law of Mahinda Illangage, Deepal (Chico), Guneratna, Amitha De Fonseka, late Dr. Chandra Waidyasekera and late Ranjith Cooray, beloved grandmother of Buveendra and Siroshni, Banuji, Sashen and Eshantha, Tanushka and Thuresh, Arjuna and Kishani, Romesh, Dinesh, Tinesh and Sadish, viewing from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Monday to Wednesday. Cortege leaves the funeral palour at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday March 8th for cremation at 3.00 p.m. at Borella Kanatte.030319

PERERA – SHELTON, Called to eternal Rest. Beloved husband of W.D. Merle, father of Ronali & Rev. Sister Dinalika (RGS), father-in-law of Gehan Dias, grandfather of Lindy & Michelle, brother of Derrick, Concy, Ivy, Christable (Canada), Anton & Moureen, brother-in-law of W.D. Canisius (Canny’s), W.D. Nihal, Hilary (Don & Son’s), Nimalka, Shirani & Genevive. Cortege leaves residence No. 16B, St. Jude’s Road, Ederamulla, Wattala on Tuesday 7th March at 4.00 p.m. for service at St. Sebastian’s Church, Ederamulla followed by burial at Church cemetery grounds.030322.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017.

COORAY – CHRISTOPHER (C.A.C.) – Beloved husband of Maureen, loving son of late Alphonsus & Freeda Cooray, precious father of Roshini, Jude (Chaminda) and Ashani, father-in-law of Keith, Samanthi and Dr. Anthony, grandfather of Mario, Mereesha and Angelo, brother of Nihal, Prema, late Lakshman and Nilanthi, brother-in-law of Ione, Kanthi, Dishna, Marius, Esme & late Derick. Remains lie at P85, 14th Lane, Nivasiepura, Kotugoda, Ja-Ela. Cortege leaves the residence at 4 p.m. on Sunday 5th March for burial at Kotugoda Church Cemetery.030318

DE SILVA – VIOLA – Youngest daughter of late Mr & Mrs. K. Adiriyan De Silva of Warapitiya, Alutgama, beloved wife of late Mr. Tyrell J. Fernando, formerly of Laxapathiya, Moratuwa, darling mother of Prashanthi, loving mother-in-law of Mr. Harendra Ratnaweera, loving grandmother of Dinusha, Madusha and Shamika (all of Australia), passed away peacefully in Australia on 16th of February. Funeral took place on 20th of February at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde N.S.W. Australia. Tele : +61294009663.030002

DHARMARATNE – D.A.M. – (Retired Civil Engineer). Beloved husband of Rohini (nee Morawake), father of Heshan and Umith, father-in-law of Tharanga and Niroshi. Cremation at 5.30 p.m. at Pannipitiya Cemetery on 5th March. No. 159, Borella Road, Depanama, Pannipitiya.029683

DHARMARATNE – LESLIE – The death is announced of Leslie Dharmaratne, beloved husband of Dhakshini, beloved father of Shankar and Dulan, father-in-law of Chandi and Sonela, grandfather of Anitra, Shayah and Aiden Leslie Dharmaratne. Cortege leaves residence, 204, Jayanthipura, Battaramulla, at 4 p.m. on Sunday the 5th of March 2017 for cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella.030317

DISSANAYAKE – MERVYN PATRICK – Retired Engineer Railway Department. Beloved husband of Marian, precious father of Rosianne, Genevieve, Dinesh and Deshan, loving father-in-law of Jude, George, Shamalene and Nilmini, grandfather of Lyendra, Hiruni, Maldini, Lahiru, Dinimali, Malintha and Trishan, loving brother of late Justin and Philomina, brother-in-law of Sybil, late Oswin, late Sextus, Ranjie, late Christo, Christine, Noeline, Kingsley, Bede, Trisette, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 150, Maligatenna for burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery Ilukwatta, Kadugannawa on Monday 6th of March at 3.30 p.m.030296

KAMALASURIYA – JINADASA SAMAN – Retired Principal of Schools, and retired Chief Education Officer at N.I.E. and Ministry of Education. Beloved husband of Srima, loving father of Madhuka, Kasun and Sandun, father-in-law of Anura and Lakshani, much loved grandfather of Savin, Kavinu and Ranithma, passed away on 13th Feb. 2017. A private funeral was held according to his wishes. Kottawa, Pannipitiya.026711

PRASANNA – RATNAWARDENE Teacher at St. Mary’s College, Kegalle (former) and Thalangama Central. Beloved husband of Shiranthi (Kegalu Vidyalaya) and father of Shehan, at rest with Jesus. Remains lie at House, Yatagama. Burial at family burial ground at Yatagama, Rambukkana at 3.00 p.m. on 06th March (Monday).030271

RANASINGHE – MRS. TECLA – (Retired Teacher – Christ King College, Tudella). Beloved wife of (late) Basil Dias, loving mother of Prasantha (St. Anthony’s Auto Service – Kattuwa), Dr. Shirantha (Base Hospital – Gampaha), Chrishantha (Superintendent – Chilaw Plantations), Sujeewa (Staff – St. Peter’s College, Colombo – 04), mother-in-law of Chulani (Staff, Holy Cross College, Gampaha), Manik (Staff-Holy Family Convent, Colombo – 04), Dammika, Nilruwan Fernando (Tech One Pvt. Ltd.), grandmother of Dinidha, Isindu, Minindu, Sineri, Prahith, Maneesha and Shalindi has passed away. Cortege leaves on Monday the 06th of March 2017 at 4.00 p.m. from No. 27, Fatima Road, Kanuwana, Ja-ela for burial at Catholic Cemetery, Kanuwana, Ja-ela.030290

SADIKEEN – FARHANA Nee HAMEED – Beloved wife of Ilmu Sadikeen, beloved daughter of Marhoom N.M. Abdul Hameed and Marhooma Rahuma Hameed, beloved mother of Nazma and Arschad, beloved sister of Marhooma Zuri, Harees, Hanoon, Huzaira, Haleema, Marhooma Huzaima, Marhoom Haseeb, Hazeem, Marhoom Hamza, Kamarun & Faheem, sister-in-law of Marhooma Beatrice, Marhoom Mohamed, Marhoom Zuhar, Marhoom Shuhaib, Roveena, Siyama, Hamzia. Shireen, Iftikar and Najeena. Janaza took place at Chicago, USA on 02/03/2017. 248/75, Lotus Grove, Dehiwela.028992

SIVAGNANAM – FELICIA (Nee SENARATNE) – Former Teacher at Ladies College, Colombo, passed away peacefully in USA on February 26, 2017 and was cremated in accordance with her wishes. Dearly beloved wife of late Desamanya T. Sivagnanam (Siva) – CCS and former Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli, loving mother of Nishan, Dinesh and Minoo; mother-in-law of Andrea, Shamali and Peter Hatten; darling granna of Sonja, Nishka, Nerine and Serena; sister of Gilbert, Mercy and Stanley (all deceased) and Godfrey Gunatilleke. A memorial service will be held on March 5, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarine, MD, USA. 11504 Big Piney Way, Potomac, MD 20854, USA. +1-301-765-2045. May her soul rest in peace.027865

SUBASINGHE – DOCTOR HENRY. – Retired Director, Department of Animal Production and Health, beloved husband of Kamala Subasinghe, father of Udeni and late Senaka, father-in-law of Palitha, grandfather of Anushka and Purni, uncle of Pradeep and Senani (Bake House Colombo). Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 5th, 8 a.m. to 6th evening. Cremation on 06th March 2017 at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella. (No. 32/16, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy).028785

THAMBIPILLAI THIRUNAVUKKARASU (former BCC Manager), expired. Son of late Mr & Mrs Thambipillai, son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs Arumugam, beloved husband of Pushpalakshmi, loving father of Sivashankar and Ravishankar, brother of late Viswalingam, late Mrs. Savithri Sellathurai, late Tharmalinga and Suntharalingam (Canada), father-in-law of Shashidevi and Harini, grandfather of Keithikka and Divyesh. Funeral rituals will commence at 12.00 noon on Sunday the 05th of March at his residence No. 29, Rodney Street, Cotta Road, Colombo 08 and thereafter to General Cemetery, Borella for cremation at 3.00 p.m. Contact Details: Ravishankar – 0777-381860, Sivashankar – 0772-327775.030313.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017.

FERNANDO – H. ADELINE (SITA) (Chairperson, Lionco Foam) – Beloved wife of the late Lionel Fernando (Former Director, Co-operative Federation of Ceylon), loving mother of Pinsiri (Chairman, Suncity Group), Dr Amarasiri (Canada), Sriyani, Nandani and Kumara (Managing Director, Lionco Foam), mother-in-law of Kamani, Dr Indrani (Canada), Anura Jayawickreme and Sujeewa, fond grandmother of Thushan & Nisanka, Sudeepa, Isuri, Shehan and Ishani, great grandmother of Tharun. Funeral Saturday, 4th March 2017. Cortege leaves residence 583, Old Galle Road, Horetuduwa, Moratuwa at 5 p.m. for Cremation at Gorakana Public Cemetery at 6 p.m.029073

PRASANNA – RATNAWARDENE Teacher at St. Mary’s College, Kegalle (former) and Thalangama Central. Beloved husband of Shiranthi (Kegalu Vidyalaya) and father of Shehan, at rest with Jesus. Remains lie at House, Yatagama. Burial at family burial ground at Yatagama, Rambukkana at 3.00 p.m. on 06th March (Monday).030270

GANEGODA – MABEL. Former President of the Lanka Mahila Samithi, Area President, Associated Country Women of the World Central & South Asia. Wife of late Sylvester Ganegoda, loving mother of late Sanka, Gamini, Indra, late Mark, and Manel, mother-in-law of Phyllis, Shirani, Mohini, Lakshman, Lakshmi and B.A.Husseinmiya, loving grandmother of Rohitha Ganegoda, Sidantha Ganegoda, Aloka Arachchige, Shihan Ganegoda, Geethanjalie Fernando, Mahdi & Laila Husseinmiya and Beena Narangoda, expired. Cortege leaves“Sylvestreen”, Ganegoda Estate, Off Dippitigoda Road, Dalugama, Kelaniya on Saturday 4th March at 3pm for Family Burial Grounds, St. Francis de Sales Church, Dalugama.026895

JOACHIM – MADGE (nee D’ROSAIRO). Beloved wife of Godfrey (Retired CGR Sri Lanka & Malawi), loving mother of Augustus and Joan, mother-in-law of Jenny, grandmother of Jonathan and Amelia (all of U.K.), daughter of late George and Enid, daughter-in-law of late George and Ada, sister of late Melrose Cramer, Audrey Noyahr, George and Winston (all deceased) and Anton, expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella. Viewing, on Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Cortege leaves for burial at the Anglican Section at General Cemetery, Borella at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017.028008

PONNIAH – STANLEY THAVAM (Retired Post and Telecommunications and ICTAD)., entered Eternal Rest with Jesus. Much loved husband of the late Ranita Jebamalar, precious and loving father of Ronnie (Dubai), Sister Shanthi Thavam (Ceylon Pentecostal Mission, Mattakkuliya), Gerald and Sounthi, beloved father-in-law of Shyamala (Dubai), son of the late John David Ponniah and late Victoria Ponniah of Tellippalai. Treasured brother of late Rajadurai, late Balasingham, late Nesarajah, late Arulrajah (all of Malaysia), late Gunarajah, late Jeyam, late Selvarasiah (UK) and of Alice Karthigesu (UK), late Thevarajah, late Jeevamalar and of Thanarajasingham of Pandaterrupu. A fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Funeral service at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday, 4th March, followed by burial at General Cemetery, Borella, Anglican Section.030181

SENTHIVEL – MR. KUMARESU (Retired Health Department Auditor), passed away on 28.02.2017. Beloved son of late Kumaresu, Sinnamma and son-in-law of late Subramaniam, Sellamma and beloved husband of Malikadevi (Retired Staff of National Savings Bank) and beloved brother of late Saraswathi, Sivayogam, Rukumani, Kandasamy, Manonmani, Veeravahu, Vetrivel, Vadivel, Puthunayagam, beloved father of Deviga (Australia), Rupika and beloved father-in-law of Prabaharan (Australia), Kathircamalan and beloved grandfather of Shangari, Saraniya (Australia), Sampurnee & Sarvothaman. Viewing at Mahinda Florist, No. 591, Galle Road, Galkissa, Mt. Lavinia on 05.032017 from 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon followed by Hindu rites & cremation at Galkissa Cemetery. Information – Family. Rasika Tower, No. 32 6/1, Madangahawatte Lane, Wellawatte.029976

STANLEY – AMENDRA – Beloved son of William Amendra (late) and Nellie Amendra (late), husband of Janet (late), father of Himesh, bother of Sisira, Raja, Percy, Tissa (late), Asoka (late), Punna, Dudley and Gamini, passed away peacefully on 28th February 2017, aged 78 years. He was a distinguished Old Boy of Mahinda College Galle, former District Inspector of Railways, signals and colour lights for Sri Lanka Railways. Cortege leaves residence 130, Humes Road, Galle at 4 p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017 for Cremation at Dadalla Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tel. 0914933671. Anita Amendra.028929

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017.

FARHANA SADIKEEN nee HAMEED – Beloved wife of Ilmu Sadikeen, beloved daughter of Marhoom N.M. Abdul Hameed and Marhooma Rahuma Hameed, beloved mother of Nazma and Arsched, beloved sister of Marhooma, Zuri, Harees, Hanoon, Huzaira, Haleema, Marhooma Huzaima, Marhoom Haseeb, Hazeem, Marhoom Hamza, Kamarun and Faheem, sister-in-law of Marhooma Beatrice, Marhoom Mohamed, Marhoom Zuhar, Marhoom Shuhaib, Roveena, Siyama, Hamzia, Shireen, Iftikar and Najeena. Janaza will take place at Chicago, USA on 2 March 2017. 248/75, Lotus Grove, Dehiwala.028986

FERNANDO – H. ADELINE (SITA) (Chairperson, Lionco Foam) – Beloved wife of the late Lionel Fernando (Former Director, Co-operative Federation of Ceylon), loving mother of Pinsiri (Chairman, Suncity Group), Dr Amarasiri (Canada), Sriyani, Nandani and Kumara (Managing Director, Lionco Foam), mother-in-law of Kamani, Dr Indrani (Canada), Anura Jayawickreme and Sujeewa, fond grandmother of Thushan & Nisanka, Sudeepa, Isuri, Shehan and Ishani, great grandmother of Tharun. Funeral Saturday, 4th March 2017. Cortege leaves residence 583, Old Galle Road, Horetuduwa, Moratuwa at 5 p.m. for Cremation at Gorakana Public Cemetery at 6 p.m.029072

STANLEY – AMENDRA – Beloved son of William Amendra (late) and Nellie Amendra (late), husband of Janet (late), father of Himesh, bother of Sisira, Raja, Percy, Tissa (late), Asoka (late), Punna, Dudley and Gamini, passed away peacefully on 28th February 2017, aged 78 years. He was a distinguished Old Boy of Mahinda College Galle, former District Inspector of Railways, signals and colour lights for Sri Lanka Railways. Cortege leaves residence 130, Humes Road, Galle at 4 p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017 for Cremation at Dadalla Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tel. 0914933671. Anita Amendra.028929.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017.

JOACHIM – MADGE (nee D’ROSAIRO). Beloved wife of Godfrey (Retired CGR Sri Lanka & Malawi), loving mother of Augustus and Joan, mother-in-law of Jenny, grandmother of Jonathan and Amelia (all of U.K.), daughter of late George and Enid, daughter-in-law of late George and Ada, sister of late Melrose Cramer, Audrey Noyahr, George and Winston (all deceased) and Anton, expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella. Viewing, Friday 3rd March 12 noon to 8 p.m. & Saturday 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cortege leaves for burial at the Anglican Section at General Cemetery, Borella at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017.028006

REV. FR. LAWRANCE JAYATHILAKA OMI, passed away. His mortal remains will be at De Mazenod House, Mattakkuliya from 6 p.m. Tuesday 28th February till 10 a.m. on Wednesday 01st March. Thereafter the body will be at St. Mary’s Church, Yattowita, Hanwella. Funeral Mass will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday 2nd March, followed by burial at Yattowita Cemetery.027275

DAISY MURIEL SEBAGNANAM. Dearly beloved wife of late Victor, loving mother of Sheila (Vellore, India), Hilda (Retired – NDB Bank) and Baskaran (Amana Takaful), mother-in-law of George (Vellore, India), late Anton and Angela, expired. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella. Service at 3.30 p.m. Thereafter burial at the Family Burial Grounds, Anglican Section, Kanatte, Borella on 2nd March 2017. “Himashal”, Gama Meda Road, Tudella, Ja-ela.027982

DE ROSE – CHRISTY. Beloved husband of Teresa, loving brother of Noeline & Helen and of late Therese, Nazarane, Isabel, Bernadette and Bosco. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Thursday 2nd March at 3 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, Borella (Roman Catholic Section).027802

GUNARATNE – MRS. CHANDRA. Beloved wife of H.D. Gunaratne (Retired Publicity Officer / Asst. Operations Manager – Ports Authority), much loved mother of Dilusha, mother-in-law of Thushan Upasena (Deputy Chairman, KDU Group of Companies). Cortege leaves residence No. 428/42 C, Ranpokuna Mawatha, Pita Kotte at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 2nd March for cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 5.00 p.m.027759

MANIYANGAMAGE – SOMAPALA. Beloved husband of Mrs. Wimala Maniyangamage, loving father of Chamila and Sudheera, father-in-law of Amila, brother of Piyasiri, passed away. His remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella and cremation will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 2nd March at General Cemetery, Borella. 27/7, Flower Lane, Pepiliyana Road, Nugegoda.027808

RUPAWATHY PASCARADAS (BABA). Beloved wife of late Vannasamy Pascaradas (Education Dept.), beloved mother of Muhunthan (Pascoe) (Canada) Prathiba (Australia), mother-in-law of Kala and Sri Kantha, grandmother of Roshan, Nisha, Vyjayanthi and Ragavi. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Parlour. Cremation at 5 p.m. Borella Kanatte, 2nd March.027415

SIVAGNANAM – FELICIA (nee SENARATNE). Former Teacher at Ladies’ College, Colombo, passed away peacefully in USA on February 26, 2017 and was cremated in accordance with her wishes. Dearly beloved wife of late Desamanya T. Sivagnanam (Siva) – CCS and former Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli, loving mother of Nishan, Dinesh and Minoo, mother-in-law of Andrea, Shamali and Peter Hatten, darling granna of Sonja, Nishka, Nerine and Serena, sister of Gilbert, Mercy and Stanley (all deceased) and Godfrey Gunatilleke. A memorial service will be held on March 5, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarine, MD, USA. 11504 Big Piney Way, Potomac, MD 20854, USA. +1-301-765-2045. May her soul rest in peace.027863

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017.

REV. FR. LAWRANCE JAYATHILAKA OMI, passed away. His mortal remains will be at De Mazenod House, Mattakkuliya from 6 p.m. Tuesday 28th February till 10 a.m. on Wednesday 01st March. Thereafter the body will be at St. Mary’s Church, Yattowita, Hanwella. Funeral Mass will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday 2nd March, followed by burial at Yattowita Cemetery.027273

THILAKA JAYASINGHE – Beloved wife of late Mr. Dyananda Jayasinghe, loving mother of Tilak, Ajith, Roy, Sisil, Abaya, Vijitha, Sarath, loving mother-in-law of Vichithra, Nandana, Pamela, late Marie, Preethi, Chitra, expired. Cremation at 4.00 p.m. on 01st March 2017 (Wednesday) at Gampaha, Kasagahawatta Crematorium. Tusita Bemmulla.027293

W. WALTER B. PERERA (Retired – Ministry of Health). Beloved husband of late Mrs. Irangani Perera, loving father of Ajith, Hemantha, Asela, Rohan, father-in-law of Ianthi, Samanthi, Ranjala, Menaka, passed away. Funeral on Wedsday 01st March at 12.45 p.m. at Panadura Minuwanpitiya Cemetery. Cortege leaves at 12.00 noon. No. 86/14, Fonseka Road, Walapala, Panadura. (Opposite Kovila Godella Temple, Walapala, Panadura. (Mobile- 0714144641).027257

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