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News Release: Ontario Welcomes The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Posted on 30 June 2017 by admin

News Release

Ontario Welcomes The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Royal Visit Includes Stop at Wellington Farmers’ Market to Showcase Local Food and Producers

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the Wellington Farmers' Market today, as part of their Canadian tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. 

Premier Wynne joined Their Royal Highnesses at a special Ontario150 opening of the market to meet local growers and producers and discuss the role of Ontario's farmers and markets in our history and our future. 

Now in its sixth year, the Wellington Farmers' Market shows the contributions farmers' markets make to their local communities and economies. The market has created good jobs for young people in the community, provided an interactive venue for local producers and vendors to showcase and sell their products, and revitalized Wellington Main Street while protecting heritage buildings.

While in Ontario, Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Canadian Forces Base Trenton to meet with military personnel and their families, and will take part in Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. 

In honour of Their Royal Highnesses' visit, Ontario is making a $5,000 donation to the StoreHouse Foodbank of Wellington and District. The vendors of Wellington Farmers' Market will also be donating proceeds to the food bank. 

Showcasing Ontario's innovative agri-food industry during Ontario's 150th anniversary is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

“I am delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are celebrating Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary with some of the farmers and producers who put healthy food on our tables and ensure a prosperous and innovative future for our province. Farmers and farming communities have a long and proud history in our province, and play a key role in continuing to make Ontario a place of economic opportunity and inclusive communities.”

Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario

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Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System

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By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL:

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

List of Appointees in pdf file

Order of Canada List of Appointees

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With files from Canadian Media Outlets:

This Canada Day, the list of appointees will grow by 99, including the Prince of Wales, soccer star Christine Sinclair, hockey legend Mark Messier, actor Mike Myers, actress Catherine OèHara, musician Alan Doyle, and TV host  Alex Trebek, making some 7,000 people who will have their names on the rolls of the decades-old honours program.

It was on July 1, 1967, that the Order of Canada received its first members.

This Canada Day, the list of appointees will grow by 99, including the Prince of Wales, soccer star Christine Sinclair, hockey legend Mark Messier, actor Mike Myers, actress Catherine O'Hara, musician Alan Doyle, and TV host Alex Trebek, making some 7,000 people who will have their names on the rolls of the decades-old honours program.

There are actors and athletes, community and business leaders, and innovators and entrepreneurs, including the beer man McAuslan.

"The whole Canadian-and-beer thing, it's a romance that goes back a really long way," the 71-year-old founder of McAuslan Brewery said in an interview.

"They are a reflection of not only who we are, but where we've come from."

While the Order of Canada turns 50 this year, it could have easily been turning 150 if not for decades of political unease about creating a distinctly Canadian honours system, worried it would be seen as another symbol of political patronage.

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US embassy warns US women on trishaw drivers

Posted on 29 June 2017 by admin

 The US Embassy has warned US Citizens travelling in Sri Lanka to maintain situational awareness of increasing incidents involving trishaw drivers in Colombo inappropriately touching female passengers. The embassy in a security message posted in their website informed them to be aware of the situation when in public and at home to avoid being a victim of crime. The embassy published some security tips to be followed by the female US citizens visiting Colombo such as avoid traveling in trishaws alone in Colombo.

“If you have to travel alone (especially at night) use a company that tracks your ride rather than trishaws and make sure family members or friends know your travel plans,” the statement said. They advised the citizens to take pictures of the Tuk driver and vehicle license plate prior to getting inside. It said many of the reported incidents had occurred at the end of the ride and warned the females to be extra vigilant during this time and try to limit time alone inside the Tuk. The embassy advised that “Do not be afraid to use force if needed – make a noise, be assertive, and strike back to defend yourself. Doing so will not only draw attention to the scene, but can also startle the attacker. Pay attention to your surroundings, and know your location in case you have to call for assistance” The females were advised to avoid making themselves a target for criminals – flashing expensive jewelry or large amounts of cash can make them a target.

The US citizens were asked to contact the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo located at 210 Galle Road on +94 11 249-8500. “If you are a U.S. citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call our hotline at: 077-725-6307. If you are unable to reach the duty officer on this number, please dial 011-249-8500. The fax number is +94 11 249-8501. The Consular Section’s e-mail address is colomboacs@state.gov and its internet web page is http://lk.usembassy.gov. Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Happy Canada 150! By – Premier Kathleen Wynne

Posted on 29 June 2017 by admin

Date: June 29, 2017

By: Kathleen Wynne

From the time I was in grade school, I’ve been fascinated by history — how we got to where we are today. This weekend, as we celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversary, I find myself coming back to one key question. Today’s Ontario is known as one of the best places in the world. People from Canada and around the globe choose to live and work and raise families here because of the opportunities we are creating and the way we look after each other. As we reflect on our past and look ahead to the next 150 years we must ask ourselves now, how can we build an even better future? One thing is certain, we must build it together.

It is worth emphasizing that Ontario’s history goes back much further than 150 years. For countless generations, Indigenous people have called this land home. But for most of Canada’s history, we have failed Indigenous communities. This needs to change, and by walking together on the path to reconciliation and healing we will change it. One thing that links our history, and remains constant, is that Ontario’s greatest strength has always been its people — whether they’ve been here since time immemorial, for six generations or six months.

Back in January, I met a man at a Toronto community centre who came here from Syria with his family. He told me that on their flight to Ontario, he and his family discussed what they would like to do to become involved in their new community, and what they could do to make our country a better place. Contributing to Canada was their focus, before they’d even landed!

I think we can all agree that Ontario should be a place where everyone is able to benefit from and contribute to our growth and success. When we invest in our people, when we embrace our diversity, when we care for each other and strive to ensure that everyone shares in Ontario’s wealth and opportunities, we create a more unified society that comes together when challenges arise. That’s really how our province was built. Brick by brick and generation by generation, we harnessed the power of our growing economy to make a positive difference in the lives of all who live here. Just look at how our universal health care system and publicly funded schools have fundamentally shaped Ontario, helping to make our home one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family and find a sense of community.

As Premier, I am working every day to build on this legacy and create a province where every person, no matter how or where you started in life, will get a fair shot. That is why we are introducing free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students this fall and making prescription medication free for young people under the age of 25 starting January 1, 2018. We must always be striving to reflect our shared values of compassion, fairness and equal opportunity.

Globally, this is a challenging period — a time of change and uncertainty. But our commitment to a fair and open society is unwavering. It is now more important than ever to support one another, and to actively build the fairer, better future we know is possible. That is the Ontario we want to live in, and the Ontario that people will be proud to call home 150 years from now.  Happy Canada Day!

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OBITUARIES – JUNE 2017

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Friday, June 30, 2017.

KURUPPU – Mr DON BALDWIN. Sri Lanka’s renowned writer and Cultural Activist,​ residing in Melbourne,​ former teacher Ananda College,​ Senior Consultant and Director NIBM,​ Training Consultant UPU-World Bank project,​ passed away Friday June 23rd,​ 2017. Son of Kuruppu Arachchige Don Podyappu and Geekiyanage Alice Nona,​ husband of Somadevi Kuruppu (former Teacher Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya),​ loving father of Dr Darshini (Harvard University,​ USA) and Subashini (Teacher,​ Australia),​ father-in-law of Dr Bhardwaj (USA),​ brother of Premaratne and Gunawathie,​ late Bodipala,​ late Don Wilanis and late Premalatha. Cremation Service Saturday 1st July,​ 1-4 p.m. at Boyd Chapel,​ Springvale Botanical Cemetery,​ Victoria,​ Australia.078540

RAJAPAKSE – Dr R.M.J. Beloved husband of late Elsie Visakha,​ loving father of Dr Chandrika,​ Dr Asoka,​ late Capt. Samantha (SLN),​ Kapila Sooriyabandara,​ Nalanika (KDU),​ Nilanjani (SLECIC),​ father-in-law of Mangala Yapa (Ex CDL),​ Kumarai,​ Champi,​ RAdm (Rtd.),​ Jayantha Hettigama,​ Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Milinda Peiris. Cortege leaves residence No. 15/​20,​ 3rd Lane,​ Koswatta Rd,​ Nawala on 30th June 2017 at 4 p.m. General Cemetery,​ Borella New Crematorium at 5 p.m.079306

WALATARA – HERMIE. Dearly beloved wife of the late Douglas Walatara,​ loving mother of Aruni,​ Ajanti,​ Vasitthi and Sepali,​ passed away on 29th June. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday 1st July from 8.00 a.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 9.30 a.m. the same morning for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 10.00 a.m.079600
 

JAYASINGHE – A.G. (Venus Bandaiyah) – (All-island JP),​ loving husband of Somaseeli Jayalath,​ father of Vasana,​ Niluka,​ Chandima and Lesly,​ passed away on 28.06.2017. Cremation will take place at 5.00 p.m. on 01.07.2017 at Arambegama,​ Pilimathalawa. Relatives and friends please accept this intimation. Bereaved family members. 105,​ Pamunuwa,​ Pilimathalawa. TP: 081-2315765.079969.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017.

CHRISTOFFELSZ – MADGE. Loving wife of Dougie,​ beloved mother of Daniella & Keith,​ everloving grandmother (Nana) of Amanda,​ mother-in-law of Nevin Noyahr,​ darling sister of late Erica and Dorathy. Cortege leaves residence (Kerawalapitiya) on 29/​06/​2017 at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at Hunupitiya,​ Wattala at 5.00 p.m.078460

MENDIS – KUSHAL. Peacefully at rest with the Lord. Beloved son of late Joe and Doreen,​ devoted husband of Rita,​ precious father of Krishane,​ loving brother of Nilanthi,​ dear brother-in-law of Joseph,​ Matilda and Stella. Cortege leaves residence 82/​3,​ Sea beach Road,​ Kalutara North at 4 p.m. on Thursday 29th June for service at St. John the Baptist,​ Kalutara North. Thereafter for burial at Public Cemetery,​ Kalutara North.078993

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

ABEYRATNE – PRIYADARSHINI – Lecturer and Examiner,​ Aquinas College,​ Colombo,​ formerly HR Manager Taj Samudra,​​ John Keells,​​ Brandix,​​ Gil Garments,​​ Lambert Howarth Global,​ IBM and Lanka Milk Foods. Much loved daughter of Lorna Annette (former teaching staff Ilma,​​ Aquinas,​​ NIE,​​ Royal & Visakha) and late MDG (Gilbert) Abeyratne (former Secretary,​​ University Grants Commission,​​ Registrar,​​ University of Colombo),​​ darling sister of Malkanthi (Law Faculty,​​ University of Colombo) and Niranjan (Attorney-at-Law),​​ loving sister-in-law of Sonali and dearly loved aunt of Charith and Dilani. Cortege leaves residence 4/​​52,​​ Talakotuwa Gardens,​​ Polhengoda Road,​​ Colombo 5 on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 4.15 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​​ Kanatta at 5 p.m.078400

CHRISTOFFELSZ – MADGE. Loving wife of Dougie,​ beloved mother of Daniella & Keith,​ everloving grandmother (Nana) of Amanda,​ mother-in-law of Nevin Noyahr,​ darling sister of late Erica and Dorathy. Cortege leaves residence (Kerawalapitiya) on 29/​06/​2017 at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at Hunupitiya,​ Wattala at 5.00 p.m.078460

FERNANDO – LINCOLN (Ex Colombo Dockyard). Dearly beloved husband of Hyacinth (nee Segera),​ much loved Thaththi of Roshini (Abu Dhabi) and Chamindri,​ father-in-law of Roncalli Mendis (Abu Dhabi) and Shivanka Fernando,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 1/​1A,​ Holy Cross Avenue,​ Moratuwa on Wednesday the 28th of June 2017 at 3.30 p.m. Burial at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Uyana,​ Morartua.078091

GIRIHAGAMA – KALYANARATHNE BANDARA (Retired Administration Assistant – Colombo Municipal Council) of No. 30,​ Verakanda Road,​ Beddagana,​ Pitakotte. Beloved husband of Kamala Duwage (Retired Librarian),​ loving father of Rasika Kumari Girihagama (Management Assistant – German Tech),​ father-in-law of Vimukthi Malinda Wimalasuriya (Instructor – German Tech),​ grandfather of Pujani and Mahima,​ elder brother of Sunethra,​ Sudharma,​ Sarath,​ Sisira,​ Wasantha,​ Asoka and Dhammika,​ passed away on 26th June. Funeral will take place at 5.00 p.m. on 28th Wednesday at Nawala General Cemetery078232

NISSANGARATCHIE – RITA (nee MARKUS). Retired Teacher of St. Joseph’s College,​​ Colombo 10,​​ St. Thomas’ College,​​ Kotte,​​ Lyceum International School,​​ Nugegoda,​​ Aquinas University College. Beloved wife of late Benedict Nissangaratchie,​​ sister of late Anton Markus,​​ late Patience Perera and Rev. Sr. Pia Markus,​​ mother of Ajith Nissangaratchie,​​ Neluka Pathirana,​​ Nalin and Premil Nissangaratchie,​​ mother-in-law of Mayomi,​​ Y ohan,​​ Dilini and Manjula,​​ grandmother of Yashendini and Devindini Pathirana,​​ Asini,​​ Mihini,​​ Dinuli,​​ Arnelli,​​ Dulainie and Binelli Nissangaratchie,​​ passed away peacefully on the 26th of June 2017. Her remains lie at 26,​​ Pagoda Road,​​ Nugegoda. Cortege leaves the residence on the 28th June at 3.30 p.m. for Burial Service at St. Thomas’ Church,​​ Kotte.078399

PERERA – K.E.S. RANJIT. Loving husband of Shanthi,​ beloved father of Suranjika and Sanjeevani,​ father-in-law of Darrel Bartholomeusz and Maheel Gamage,​ loving grandfather of Darika,​ Danuki and Saisha,​ brother of Rebecca,​ Claude (Lucky) and the late Ajith (Minky). Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Service at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th June followed by burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).078396

TISSAINAYAGAM – MARTIN JEYARATNAM (M.J.) – Retired Director Govt. Information Department /​ Broadcasting and Assistant Secretary Prime Minister’s Office,​ passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Ratnaleela (nee Balaretnarajah),​ father of Jeyaprakash and Romesh,​ father-in-law of Ronnatte,​ son of late Mr and Mrs G.S. Tissainayagam,​ son-in-law of late Mr and Mrs K. Balaretnarajah,​ brother of late Raju,​ late Jothy and of Annaretnam,​ Arunthathy,​ Vaithi,​ Jega and Chelvan. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 27th June from 3.00 p.m. onwards. Service at 12.30 p.m. at the Parlour on Wednesday 28th June followed by cremation at 2.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella (new crematorium).078082

(RAGELL) – HERMION (HERMY). Wife of late Lionel Mendis,​ mother of Patty,​ Sana,​ Marie,​ Rodney,​ Barbara,​ Sadna and Jagath,​ mother-in-law of Ernest,​ Sandya,​ Cuthbert,​ Nalika,​ Anura,​ Neomal and Dilhani,​ grandmother of 16 children and great grandmother of 8 children,​ sister of late Clifford,​ Sam,​ Gwen and Flory,​ Erin,​ Lenny,​ Kitty,​ Collin and Brian. Cortege leaves residence on 28th June,​ 2017 at 5 p.m. for Udamulla Cemetery.078479

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

AMITHRA ILANGANTILEKE. Dearly beloved husband of Savithri (nee Amarasinghe),​ loving father of Nelu,​ the late Anouki and of Hiran,​ adored grandfather of Saul,​ Sedona,​ Teom and Neve,​ father-in-law of Bill and Arianna,​ brother of Sarath Ilangantileke and Enakshi Amarasekera,​ son of late Dr Eric Ilangantileke and Autley (nee Corea),​ passed away peacefully in the UK on 19th June 2017. Funeral to take place on Saturday 1st July at Croydon Crematorium,​ Mitcham Road,​ Surrey.078095

FERNANDO – LINCOLN (Ex Colombo Dockyard). Dearly beloved husband of Hyacinth (nee Segera),​ much loved Thaththi of Roshini (Abu Dhabi) and Chamindri,​ father-in-law of Roncalli Mendis (Abu Dhabi) and Shivanka Fernando,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 1/​1A,​ Holy Cross Avenue,​ Moratuwa on Wednesday the 28th of June 2017 at 3.30 p.m. Burial at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Uyana,​ Morartua.078091

TISSAINAYAGAM – MARTIN JEYARATNAM (M.J.) – Retired Director Govt. Information Department /​ Broadcasting and Assistant Secretary Prime Minister’s Office,​ passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Ratnaleela (nee Balaretnarajah),​ father of Jeyaprakash and Romesh,​ father-in-law of Ronnatte,​ son of late Mr and Mrs G.S. Tissainayagam,​ son-in-law of late Mr and Mrs K. Balaretnarajah,​ brother of late Raju,​ late Jothy and of Annaretnam,​ Arunthathy,​ Vaithi,​ Jega and Chelvan. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 27th June from 3.00 p.m. onwards. Service at 12.30 p.m. at the Parlour on Wednesday 28th June followed by cremation at 2.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella (new crematorium).078082

WIJAYASINHA – HARSHADEVA JAYASUNDERE (former Managing Director Trio Lanka Trading Company Private Limited,​ Nugegoda.) Beloved husband of Gunangi Seetha (nee Seneviratna),​ son of late Wijayabahu Wijayasinha and Jayanthi,​ son-in-law of late Dayatissa Seneviratna and of Seetha,​ brother of late Tusitha (U.K.) and of Kaushalya,​ brother-in-law of late Harendra Liyanage (U.K.),​ late Tilak Jayasundera,​ Dharmeeka Chang (U.S.A.),​ Sharamanee Seneviratna (U.S.A.),​ uncle of Hrasita Liyanage (U.K.) and Savindri Jayasundere. Cortege leaves 17/​C/​2,​ Seevali Mawatha,​ off Karunatilaka Mawatha,​ Thalangama North,​ Battaramulla at 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday,​ 27th June 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 2.00 p.m. (No flowers by request). Tel: 0772071203.078026

ABEYRATNE – PRIYADARSHINI – formerly HR Manager Taj Samudra,​ John Keells,​ Brandix,​ Gil Garments,​ IBM and Lanka Milk Foods. Much loved daughter of Lorna Annette (former staff Ilma,​ Aquinas,​ NIE,​ Royal & Visakha) and late MDG (Gilbert) Abeyratne (former Secretary,​ University Grants Commission,​ Registrar,​ University of Colombo),​ darling sister of Malkanthi (Law Faculty,​ University of Colombo) and Niranjan (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving sister-in-law of Sonali (Insol International) and dearly loved aunt of Charith and Dilani. Cortege leaves residence 4/​52,​ Talakotuwa Gardens,​ Polhengoda Road,​ Colombo 5 on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 4.15 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta at 5 p.m.078109

NISSANGARATCHIE – RITA (nee MARKUS). Retired Teacher of St. Joseph’s College,​ Colombo 10,​ St. Thomas’ College,​ Kotte,​ Lyceum International School,​ Nugegoda,​ Aquinas University College. Beloved wife of late Benedict Nissangaratchie,​ sister of late Anton Markus,​ late Patience Perera and Rev. Sr. Pia Markus,​ mother of Ajith Nissangaratchie,​ Neluka Pathirana,​ Nalin and Premil Nissangaratchie,​ mother-in-law of Mayomi,​ Yohan,​ Dilini and Manjula,​ grandmother of Yashendini and Devindini Pathirana,​ Asini,​ Mihini,​ Dinuli,​ Arnelli,​ Dulainie and Binelli Nissangaratchie,​ passed away peacefully on the 26th of June 2017. Her remains will be at 26,​ Pagoda Road,​ Nugegoda. Cortege will leave the residence on the 28th June at 3.30 p.m. for Burial Service at St. Thomas’ Church,​ Kotte.078110

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Monday, June 26, 2017.

DANIEL – IRIS,​ Beloved wife of late Edwin George Daniel,​ loving mother of late Chandra,​ late Benjamin and Saro,​ Nirmala,​ Premila and Jayakumar,​ mother-in-law of late Ranjith,​ late David and Dr. Kanagaratnam,​ Jebasingh,​ Lise and Wasanthi,​ sister of Ivy,​ Zara and late Indra. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Sunday 25th June at 11.00 a.m. onwards. Service at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 26th June,​ thereafter cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Cemetery in Anderson Road,​ Dehiwala.077962

DASSENAIKE – REGINALD SPENCER SENERAT. Father of Kumudini,​ Dushyanti (Sandhya),​ father-in-law of Cyril,​ late Klaus,​ grandfather of Kitmini,​ Erandi and Kumudumalie,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence for cremation at Maradagahamula Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. Kahabiliyawa Estate,​ Kadawala,​ Katana.077964

DR. KELEGAMA – SAMAN. Beloved husband of Sirimavo,​ loving father of Chandana and Jayathri,​ son of late Dr. J.B. Kelegama and Padma Kelegama,​ brother of Jayantha,​ son-in-law of late Dr. Seevali Ratwatte and Sita Ratwatte,​ brother-in-law of Ayomi,​ Lakmani and Nimal Welgama,​ uncle of Avika and Karishma. Remains lie at No. 23/​2,​ Guildford Crescent,​ Colombo 7,​ from 2.00 p.m. onwards on Sunday (25th). Cortege leaves at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 26th June for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.077959

HETTIARACHCHI – SIRISOMA. Beloved husband of Patricia Beatrice (Beta),​ loving father of Chandima and Kanishka,​ affectionate father-in-law of Nilmini and Jinesha,​ devoted grandfather of Amelie,​ Dylan and Keara,​ passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia on Sunday June 25th. Viewing from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and at the residence on Monday June 26th. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Monday June 26th for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia at 5 p.m. No. 11,​ Sumudu Pedesa,​ Sri Rahula Mawatha,​ Katubedda,​ Moratuwa.077359

PERERA – HENRIETTA (nee GOONESEKERA) (Ex- Times of Ceylon). Beloved wife of late Joe Perera (Ex- Ceylon Shipping Corporation),​ loving daughter of late Lance & Soma Goonesekera,​ loving mother of Avanthi (Abans Environmental Services),​ Ashanthi & Enakshi,​ mother-in-law of Vishvanath Perera (Millennium Logistics Services),​ Ravith Perera (Attorney-at-Law) & Sampath Samararathne (AIA Insurance),​ loving sister of late Maurice,​ late Neil & late Monica Fernando,​ Patricia Somaratne & Shirley,​ loving grandmother of Ravinka,​ Haritha,​ Shanaka & Maleesha,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour on Monday 26th June at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. (new crematorium) 077963

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Sunday, 25 June, 2017.

AMERASINGHE GWENDOLINE FAITH (GWEN). Beloved wife of Lucien,​ much loved mother of Peter,​ Christine and Ralph,​ loving mother-in-law of Clone,​ Jayantha and Mignonne,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence No. 615/​32,​ Rajagiriya Gardens,​ Nawala Road,​ Rajagiriya at 4.15 p.m. on Sunday 25th June for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5.00 p.m.077943

DANIEL – IRIS,​ Beloved wife of late Edwin George Daniel,​ loving mother of late Chandra,​ late Benjamin and Saro,​ Nirmala,​ Premila and Jayakumar,​ mother-in-law of late Ranjith,​ late David and Dr. Kanagaratnam,​ Jebasingh,​ Lise and Wasanthi,​ sister of Ivy,​ Zara and late Indra. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Sunday 25th June at 11.00 a.m. onwards. Service at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 26th June,​ thereafter cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Cemetery in Anderson Road,​ Dehiwala.077956

DR. KELEGAMA – SAMAN. Beloved husband of Sirimavo,​ loving father of Chandana and Jayathri,​ son of late Dr. J.B. Kelegama and Padma Kelegama,​ brother of Jayantha,​ son-in-law of late Dr. Seevali Ratwatte and Sita Ratwatte,​ brother-in-law of Ayomi,​ Lakmani and Nimal Welgama,​ uncle of Avika and Karishma. Remains lie at No. 23/​2,​ Guildford Crescent,​ Colombo 7,​ from 2.00 p.m. onwards on Sunday (25th). Cortege leaves at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 26th June for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.077958

PERERA – HENRIETTA (nee GOONESEKERA) (Ex- Times of Ceylon). Beloved wife of late Joe Perera (Ex- Ceylon Shipping Corporation),​ loving daughter of late Lance & Soma Goonesekera,​ loving mother of Avanthi (Abans Environmental Services),​ Ashanthi & Enakshi,​ mother-in-law of Vishvanath Perera (Millennium Logistics Services),​ Ravith Perera (Attorney-at-Law) & Sampath Samararathne (AIA Insurance),​ loving sister of late Maurice,​ late Neil & late Monica Fernando,​ Patricia Somaratne & Shirley,​ loving grandmother of Ravinka,​ Haritha,​ Shanaka & Maleesha,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on the 25th June at 9.00 a.m. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.077957

FERNANDO – NEIL A. – (Formerly at JEDB and Mackwoods). Loving husband of Siranci,​ beloved father of Niluka and Shanika (Australia),​ father-in-law of Janaka (Perera & Sons Bakers),​ Tyronne (Australia),​ grandfather of Janeth & Nimeth (Students of S. Thomas’ College,​ Mount Lavinia),​ Trishan (Australia),​ passed away. Remains lie at 71A,​ “Mayfair Gardens”,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa,​ Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 25th June 2017 for burial at St. Peter’s Church,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m.077899

GANESANANDAN – SINNADURAI – (Retired Auditor – Lake House). Beloved husband of late Kanagamani,​ loving father of Niranjana (UK),​ Nirmala (Canada) & Nirupanah (UK),​ beloved father-in-law of Gnanasambanthan,​ Suthaharan & Janagan,​ everloving brother of Thilagarojini & Shanmuganandan (Retired Petroleum Corporation),​ beloved brother-in-law of Kaladevi,​ loving uncle of Nirthiha (Australia) & Nivethana (Singapore),​ much loved grandfather of Ishwary & Sahana. Cortege leaves residence at No. 9/​1,​ De Alwis Place,​ Dehiwela at 9.30 a.m. Cremation at 10.00 a.m. today (25.06.2017) at Mount Lavinia Cemetery.077907

HETTIARACHCHI – SIRISOMA. Beloved husband of Patricia Beatrice (Beta),​​ loving father of Chandima and Kanishka,​​ affectionate father-in-law of Nilmini and Jinesha,​​ devoted grandfather of Amelie,​​ Dylan and Keara,​​ passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​​ Mount Lavinia on Sunday June 25th. Viewing from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and at the residence on Monday June 26th. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Monday June 26th for cremation at General Cemetery,​​ Mount Lavinia at 5 p.m. No. 11,​​ Sumudu Pedesa,​​ Sri Rahula Mawatha,​​ Katubedda,​​ Moratuwa.077356

JAYASUNDERE – PARAKRAMA DIAS – Beloved husband of Priya,​ loving father of Pragna,​ father-in-law of Chamila Amarawardena,​ loving grandfather of Vihas & Suhas,​ son of late Mr & Mrs I.D. Jayasundere,​ brother of late Dr. Harischandra and Lucky,​ passed away on the 29th May and a private funeral was held according to his wishes. Nooit Gedacht,​ Unawatuna,​ Galle.076224

RAO – USHA – (Ex-Central Industries Ltd). Beloved daughter of late C.V.R. Rao (Ex. State Bank of India) and late Mohanabai Rao,​ sister of Ram Rao (UK),​ Shyam Rao (Ex Nations Trust Bank),​ expired on 20th June. 2017. Remains lie from 9.00 a.m. on 24th June 2017 at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Cremation on 25th June. 2017 at 4.45 p.m. at the Mt. Lavinia Cemetery. Contact No. 0776561699.077894

VIRGINIA ANGELINA – K.D. (BEVERLY). Darling daughter of Stannislaus (late) and Sheila Kaluarachchi (nee Thergood),​​ much loved sister of Sandra,​​ Paul and Gloria,​​ Mark and Sharmini,​​ loving aunt of Jonathan,​​ Belinda,​​ Nathan and Nathanial. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. 292,​​ Hospital Road,​​ Kalubowila,​​ Dehiwela,​​ on Sunday the 25th June at 4.00 p.m. for burial at Galkissa Cemetery.077669

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Saturday, June 24, 2017.

ATUKORELE – NANDANIE INDIRA (nee WETTASINGHE). Loving wife of the late Linton Atukorele,​ beloved mother of Rekanie,​ mother-in-law of Lalith (both of Australia),​ daughter of the late Wilfred and Phyllis Wettasinghe,​ sister of Hemamali Kehelgamuwa,​ Dr. Jayamini Gooneratne (London),​ Shanthi Perera (Melbourne),​ Shayami Perera and Saman Wettasinghe,​ expired. Remains will lie at the Barney Raymond’s Parlour,​ Borella on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 24th for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta,​ Borella.076620

FERNANDO – CLODAGH MALINI. Devoted wife of the late Professor P.C.B. Fernando,​ loving mother of Preethi Gunaratne (USA),​ Arjun,​ Sujit (Australia) and Aruni De Castro,​ mother-in-law of Gemunu Herat Gunaratne (USA),​ Shalini,​ Shivanthi (Australia) and Lorenzo De Castro (Italy),​ beloved grandmother of Nishana & Kyle Dobbeck (USA),​ Nivan (USA),​ Tavish (Australia),​ Arvind,​ Sanjiv (USA) and Margherita (Canada),​ great grandmother of Rowan and Aspen (USA),​ sister of the late G.V.S. de Silva and the late Dagmar de Silva,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 391/​6,​ Thimbirigasyaya Road,​ Colombo 5 from 2 p.m. on Thursday 22nd June 2017. Cortege leaves residene at 3.15 p.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m.075774

HETTIARACHCHI – SIRISOMA. Beloved husband of Patricia Beatrice (Beta),​ loving father of Chandima and Kanishka,​ affectionate father-in-law of Nilmini and Jinesha,​ devoted grandfather of Amelie,​ Dylan and Keara,​ passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia on Sunday June 25th. Viewing from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and at the residence on Monday June 26th. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Monday June 26th for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia at 5 p.m. No. 11,​ Sumudu Pedesa,​ Sri Rahula Mawatha,​ Katubedda,​ Moratuwa.077359

KURUPPU DON HARISCHANDRA – Beloved husband of Manel (nee) Peiris,​ beloved father of Himali,​ Chandrika Kannangara and Indika (Stretchline),​ father-in-law of Lalith Kannangara,​ brother of late Linton,​ late Dr. Punya,​ late Chandrasoma,​ Mrs. Ranjini Nanayakkara and Prabha Wickramasinghe,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 48,​ Kirulapone Avenue,​ Colombo 05 at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday,​ 24 June for cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.076323

RASAIAH – CHANDRA Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. David Rasaiah,​ loving mother of Gehan and Shilpa and Rohan and Florence,​ grandmother of Anya and Sabrina,​ sister of late Nadesan and Manoharan Rajaiya and Indra White,​ Puni and Kamali Rajaiya. Cortege leaves residence No. 6 1/​1,​ Ebert Place,​ Colombo 5 on Saturday 24th June at 4 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5 p.m.076444

RASANAYAGAM – CHANDRAN. Called into the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved son of the late X.J.S. Rasanayagam and Rani Rasanayagam,​ loving brother of Angelo,​ late Indrani and of Manohari,​ Lakshman,​ Vasanthi,​ Soundari and Amali,​ brother-in-law of Anandhi,​ Rabi and Rajan. Remains will lie at 11/​2,​ Boyd Place,​ Colombo 3 on Saturday 24th June from 9.00 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 24th June at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).076449

SENAPATIRATNE – PRIYANTHA. Husband of late Nilanthi,​ father of Prinith,​ Nithpriya and Prinitha,​ son of Tiddy and late Sarah,​ brother of Nalin (USA),​ Jayantha and late Ranjith,​ brother-in-law of Linda (USA),​ Dilani and Chintha went to be with Jesus! Remains lie at the Ceylon Penticostal Mission (CPM),​ Nugegoda. Service at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday,​ 24th June at the CPM,​ Nugegoda. Burial at the Borella Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.077758

TELGE CHITHRANANDA PEIRIS (Ex UC Member of Panadura). Father of late Lt. Nolin Chaminda Peiris who died in 1999 during the Ranagosa’,​ expired on the 21st of June 2017. The cortege leaves the residence at 2.00 p.m. to Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura. Informant: Sumana Ranawathie (retired C.T.B.),​ Manosha Chithrangani Peiris (Attorney-at-Law) daughter,​ H. Ushantha Sujith Perera Gunaratna (District Coacher (Sri Lanka Cricket) Kandy – son-in-law,​ H. Eshini Indukil Gaithri Perera Gunarathna – niece (Sri Sumangala Girls’ School),​ H. Daham Chirathya Perera Gunarathna – neice (Sri Sumangala Girls’ School),​ Chandrawathie Peiris – sister,​ Wijayananda Peiris (Ratnapura) – brother,​ T. Padma Nalini Fernando (Retired Teacher) – sister-in-law,​ M. Osman Salgadu (Retired CTB) – brother-in-law,​ Mala Fernando – Kuruwita – sister-in-law and relations. 56,​ Lt. Nolin Chaminda Peiris Mawatha,​ Panadura.076253

VIRGINIA ANGELINA – K.D. (BEVERLY). Darling daughter of Stannislaus (late) and Sheila Kaluarachchi (nee Thergood),​ much loved sister of Sandra,​ Paul and Gloria,​ Mark and Sharmini,​ loving aunt of Jonathan,​ Belinda,​ Nathan and Nathanial. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. 292,​ Hospital Road,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwela,​ on Sunday the 25th June at 4.00 p.m. for burial at Galkissa Cemetery.077665

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Friday, June 23, 2017.

ATUKORELE – NANDANIE INDIRA (nee WETTASINGHE). Loving wife of the late Linton Atukorele,​ beloved mother of Rekanie,​ mother-in-law of Lalith (both of Australia),​ daughter of the late Wilfred and Phyllis Wettasinghe,​ sister of Hemamali Kehelgamuwa,​ Dr. Jayamini Gooneratne (London),​ Shanthi Perera (Melbourne),​ Shayami Perera and Saman Wettasinghe,​ expired. Remains will lie at the Barney Raymond’s Parlour,​ Borella on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 24th for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta,​ Borella.076620

FERNANDO – CLODAGH MALINI. Devoted wife of the late Professor P.C.B. Fernando,​ loving mother of Preethi Gunaratne (USA),​ Arjun,​ Sujit (Australia) and Aruni De Castro,​ mother-in-law of Gemunu Herat Gunaratne (USA),​ Shalini,​ Shivanthi (Australia) and Lorenzo De Castro (Italy),​ beloved grandmother of Nishana & Kyle Dobbeck (USA),​ Nivan (USA),​ Tavish (Australia),​ Arvind,​ Sanjiv (USA) and Margherita (Canada),​ great grandmother of Rowan and Aspen (USA),​ sister of the late G.V.S. de Silva and the late Dagmar de Silva,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 391/​6,​ Thimbirigasyaya Road,​ Colombo 5 from 2 p.m. on Thursday 22nd June 2017. Cortege leaves residene at 3.15 p.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m.075774

HAPUGALLE – UPALI. Beloved husband of Verna,​ darling Thathi of Asela Inoka Ashan and Dhanuka,​ father-in-law of Lakshi,​ Charith,​ Virginia & Abeetha,​ loving seeya of Ruchith,​ Nelith,​ Liyana,​ Keven & Kien,​ brother Nalini,​ brother-in-law of Stanley Karunaweera,​ Faye & Edwin,​ Manoharan,​ Shiela & Geoffrey Lodewyke,​ Jude & Karin Keegel and Papricia Keegel. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia on Friday 23rd June at 4.15 p.m. for cremation at the Galkissa Cemetery at 5 p.m.076513

KURUPPU DON HARISCHANDRA – Beloved husband of Manel (nee) Peiris,​ beloved father of Himali,​ Chandrika Kannangara and Indika (Stretchline),​ father-in-law of Lalith Kannangara,​ brother of late Linton,​ late Dr. Punya,​ late Chandrasoma,​ Mrs. Ranjini Nanayakkara and Prabha Wickramasinghe,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 48,​ Kirulapone Avenue,​ Colombo 05 at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday,​ 24 June for cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.076323

MRS. SIVAGAMASUNDARY ARUCHUNA (Retired District Judge). Daughter of late Mr. & Mrs. Sathasivam & Villipillai of Thambachetty,​ Point Pedro,​ beloved wife of late Mr. Chelvathamby Aruchuna and loving mother of Amarendran (OTS),​ Shylendran (Postmaster,​ Trincomalee),​ Surendran (U.K.),​ Uma (New Zealand),​ Gnanendran (Australia) and Chelvendran (Cancer Hospital),​ passed away in New Zealand on 21.06.2017. Funeral will take place on 24.06.2017 in New Zealand. Sons – Tel. 0112638472,​ 0262221484 & 0112638202.075890

RASAIAH – CHANDRA Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. David Rasaiah,​ loving mother of Gehan and Shilpa and Rohan and Florence,​ grandmother of Anya and Sabrina,​ sister of late Nadesan and Manoharan Rajaiya and Indra White,​ Puni and Kamali Rajaiya. Cortege leaves residence No. 6 1/​1,​ Ebert Place,​ Colombo 5 on Saturday 24th June at 4 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5 p.m.076444

TELGE CHITHRANANDA PEIRIS (Ex UC Member of Panadura). Father of late Lt. Nolin Chaminda Peiris who died in 1999 during the Ranagosa’,​ expired on the 21st of June 2017. The cortege leaves the residence at 2.00 p.m. to Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura. Informant: Sumana Ranawathie (retired C.T.B.),​ Manosha Chithrangani Peiris (Attorney-at-Law) daughter,​ H. Ushantha Sujith Perera Gunaratna (District Coacher (Sri Lanka Cricket) Kandy – son-in-law,​ H. Eshini Indukil Gaithri Perera Gunarathna – niece (Sri Sumangala Girls’ School),​ H. Daham Chirathya Perera Gunarathna – neice (Sri Sumangala Girls’ School),​ Chandrawathie Peiris – sister,​ Wijayananda Peiris (Ratnapura) – brother,​ T. Padma Nalini Fernando (Retired Teacher) – sister-in-law,​ M. Osman Salgadu (Retired CTB) – brother-in-law,​ Mala Fernando – Kuruwita – sister-in-law and relations. 56,​ Lt. Nolin Chaminda Peiris Mawatha,​ Panadura.076253

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Thursday, June 22, 2017.

FERNANDO – CLODAGH MALINI. Devoted wife of the late Professor P.C.B. Fernando,​ loving mother of Preethi Gunaratne (USA),​ Arjun,​ Sujit (Australia) and Aruni De Castro,​ mother-in-law of Gemunu Herat Gunaratne (USA),​ Shalini,​ Shivanthi (Australia) and Lorenzo De Castro (Italy),​ beloved grandmother of Nishana & Kyle Dobbeck (USA),​ Nivan (USA),​ Tavish (Australia),​ Arvind,​ Sanjiv (USA) and Margherita (Canada),​ great grandmother of Rowan and Aspen (USA),​ sister of the late G.V.S. de Silva and the late Dagmar de Silva,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 391/​6,​ Thimbirigasyaya Road,​ Colombo 5 from 2 p.m. on Thursday 22nd June 2017. Cortege leaves residene at 3.15 p.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m.075774

PARANAWITHANA – DON CHRISTOPHER SUNIL (Owner of Hotel Lagoon Paradise,​ Pamunugama). Beloved husband of Cecilia,​ loving father of Charitha and Menik,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Thursday 22nd June at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5 p.m. (New Crematorium).075875

RASAIAH – CHANDRA. Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. David Rasaiah,​ loving mother of Gehan and Shilpa and Rohan and Florence,​ grandmother of Anya and Sabrina,​ sister of late Nadesan and Manoharan,​ Indra White,​ Puni and Kamali Rajaiya. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 6 1/​1,​ Ebert Plae,​ Colombo 5.075876

KRISHNARAJAH – SHUNMUGARAJAH. Beloved husband of Jaya,​ loving father of Rajin Arujun & Dilka,​ brother of late Chandrasekara Visarajah Thiagarajah & Pathmawathie,​ brother-in-law of Dorothy,​ Pushpa & late Kanagarajah Ratnarajah & Indra,​ father-in-law of Suresh Kasuni & Sunila,​ grandfather of Devon & Kenuli & loving uncle of Shakila,​ Lucky,​ Romesh,​ Pet Jeremy,​ Anne,​ Sarah & Ryan,​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Parlour on 22nd June at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte.075294

RASANAYAGAM – CHANDRAN. Called into the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved son of the late X.J.S. Rasanaygam and Rani Rasanayagam,​ loving brother of Angelo,​ late Indrani and of Manohari,​ Lakshman,​ Vasanthi,​ Soundari and Amali,​ brother-in-law of Anandhi,​ Rabi and Rajan. Remains will lie at 11/​2,​ Boyd Place,​ Colombo 3 on Saturday 24th June from 9.00 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 24th June at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).075559

WANIGARATNE – WINSTON. Beloved spouse of Rohini,​ son of late Mr. & Mrs. Aloy Wanigaratne,​ brother of Nelson,​ late Jeanette,​ Beatrice,​ Oswald,​ brother-in-law of Gertie,​ Swarna,​ passed away. Remains lie at Thakshala Funeral Parlour,​ Nawalapitiya Road,​ Gampola from 21.06.2017 to 22.06.2017. The funeral will take place on 22.06.2017 at 2.00 p.m. at Gampola General Cemetery (R.C.) Section.075333

WEERASOORIYA – EMILY. At rest with Jesus. Wife of late Maurice Weerasooriya,​ beloved mother of Nandani,​ Tilak,​ Nisala,​ Deepa and Asoka,​ mother-in-law of Nandan,​ Mirani,​ Aravinda,​ Shantha and Nayomini,​ much loved grandmother of Mayuresh,​ Senal,​ Sahan,​ Semali,​ Nishana,​ Nimali,​ Lakdhini,​ Shanaka,​ Ayesh,​ Akarsha and Anargha,​ beloved great grandmother of Senara & Samuel. Family funeral to be held on 22nd June 2017. Cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Dadalla,​ Galle. “Ruhuni”,​ Hapugala,​ Wackwella,​ Galle.075646

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

DAVID ROSITA (nee FERNANDEZ). Loving wife of David Soundaranayagam,​ beloved mother of Ashvika (St. Lawrence’s Convent) & Avishka (St. Peter’s College),​ daughter of late Richard & Parimala Fernandez,​ sister of Ralston,​ Remington,​ Roiston,​ Rigton & late Delma Fernandez. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 21st June for burial at the General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).075378

DE SILVA – NISHANTHA (Sri Lanka Cricket Board). Everloving son of Rex & Yvonne,​ beloved husband of Kamini (Srilankan Airlines),​ loving father of Nishika (HSBC),​ Matheesha (NTB) & Niketh (student – St. Joseph’s College),​ brother of Anslem (Chief Inspector of Police),​ Senalie and Melani (Secretary,​ Attorney General’s Department). Cortege leaves residence 25,​ Police Lane,​ Ragama,​ today at 4.00 p.m. Burial at St. Peter & Paul Church,​ Ragama.075281

FERNANDO – C.E. (EARLE) (Retd. A.S.P.). Husband of late Shirani (Jayamaha),​ father of Shamal and Shenal,​ brother of Brig. O C N Fernando and Jenita Fernando. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia. Burial at. 5.00 p.m. at Mount Lavinia General Cemetery on Wednesday 21st June.075266

KRISHNARAJAH – SHUNMUGARAJAH Beloved husband of Jaya,​ loving father of Rajin Arujun & Dilka,​ brother of late Chandrasekara Visarajah Thiagarajah & Pathmawathie,​ brother-in-law of Dorothy,​ Pushpa & late Kanagarajah Ratnarajah & Indra,​ father-in-law of Suresh Kasuni & Sunila,​ grandfather of Devon & Kenuli & loving uncle of Shakila,​ Lucky,​ Romesh,​ Pet Jeremy,​ Anne,​ Sarah & Ryan,​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Parlour on 22nd June at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte.075294

NAGALINGAM – IRENE (nee PAIVA). Beloved wife Kulendran,​ loving mother of Sanjeev (Lesotho),​ loving daughter of late Remy and Isabel Paiva,​ loving sister of Antoinette,​ late Reginald,​ Charles and Shelani,​ sister-in-law of Jayanthie and Vijitha,​ aunty of Roshan and Niroshini,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on 21st June. Burial at 3 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella – RC Section.075069

PONNAMBALAM – SIVANANDAVALLI (UNGI). Beloved wife of late Dhanesa Ponnambalam,​ loving mother of Bri and Ruksha,​ mother-in-law of Ramani and Hari Supramaniam,​ much loved grandmother of Naresha,​ Saumi,​ Prashanth,​ Janani and Asthika. Remains lie at residence No. 9,​ Boswell Place,​ Colombo 6. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 1 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 2 p.m.075249

WANIGARATNE – WINSTON. Beloved spouse of Rohini,​ son of late Mr. & Mrs. Aloy Wanigaratne,​ brother of Nelson,​ late Jeanette,​ Beatrice,​ Oswald,​ brother-in-law of Gertie,​ Swarna,​ passed away. Remains lie at Thakshala Funeral Parlour,​ Nawalapitiya Road,​ Gampola from 21.06.2017 to 22.06.2017. The funeral will take place on 22.06.2017 at 2.00 p.m. at Gampola General Cemetery (R.C.) Section.075333

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

DE SILVA – P.L. NOEL (Retired from R.G.O.). Beloved husband of Esme (nee Kulatunge),​ loving father of Christine,​ father-in-law of Panduka,​ much loved grandfather of Menaka (UK),​ Manori (UK),​ passed away at the age of 97. Burial will be at the Roman Catholic Cemetery,​ Welivita. Cortege will leave the residence,​ No.153,​ Church Road,​ Welivita,​ Kaduwela on 20.06.2017 at 3.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church,​ Welivita.074845

KANAGASOORIER – EVANGELINE. Daughter of late Seemampillai and Elizabeth Peter of Mathagal,​ beloved wife of late Edward Kanagasoorier,​ mother of late Anton and devoted grandmother of Marinie and Joseph,​ sister of late Anton,​ Alfred,​ Dr. Joe,​ Sebastian (Montereal),​ Aloy (Colombo) and late Josephine. The interment took place at Christ the King Cemetery,​ Markham,​ Canada on 17th June at 10 a.m.075029

NAGALINGAM – IRENE (nee PAIVA). Beloved wife Kulendran,​ loving mother of Sanjeev (Lesotho),​ loving daughter of late Remy and Isabel Paiva,​ loving sister of Antoinette,​ late Reginald,​ Charles and Shelani,​ sister-in-law of Jayanthie and Vijitha,​ aunty of Roshan and Niroshini,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 20th June from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Burial at 4 p.m. on 21st June at General Cemetery,​ Borella – RC Section.075069

WICKRAMASINGHE – MR G.D. MARSHAL Gifted – 15.04.1928. Called to Rest – 18.06.2017 (Former District Inspector of Post and Telecommunication). Husband of the late Rupa Wickramasinghe,​ beloved father of Lakshman,​ Collin,​ Sriyanthi,​ Srinath and Ranjan,​ father-in-law of Kumudini,​ Edith,​ Lal,​ Mangalika and Kamani,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at No. 44/​45,​ Under Bank Nuwara Eliya at 2 p.m. on 21st June 2017 for burial at the Roman Catholic Cemetery,​ Nuwara Eliya.074875

WICKRAMASINGHE – MR G.D. MARSHAL In loving memory of Old Xavarian G.D. Marshal Wickramasinghe (former Vice President SXCOBA),​ Old Boys’ Association of St. Xavier’s College Nuwara Eliya. Cortege leaves residence at No. 44/​45,​ Under Bank Nuwara Eliya at 2 p.m. on 21st June 2017 for burial at the Roman Catholic Cemetery,​ Nuwara Eliya.074873

PONNAMBALAM – SIVANANDAVALLI (UNGI). Beloved wife of late Dhanesa Ponnambalam,​ loving mother of Bri and Ruksha,​ mother-in-law of Ramani and Hari Supramaniam,​ much loved grandmother of Naresha,​ Saumi,​ Prashanth,​ Janani and Asthika,​ expired. Remains lie at residence No. 09,​ Boswell Place,​ Colombo 6. Cremation on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at General Cemetery,​ Borella. Time to be notified late.075087

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Monday, June 19, 2017.

DR. GUNAPALA – ABEY KUMARADASA. Beloved husband of Gabriella Soteck Gunapala,​ loving father of Madara,​ father-in-law of Gamini Malwanegedara,​ loving brother of late Seetha,​ late Ananda,​ Madara (Bishop’s College) & Daya Karunarathne,​ precious grandfather of Isuri & Hiruni. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kurunegala on Monday 19th June.074817

PARAMANATHAN – ALOMA (Ex. Bank of Ceylon). Beloved wife of B.E. Paramanathan (Param) (Ex Insurance Corporation /​Janashakthi Insurance & Vanik Insurance Brokers),​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 19th June for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5.00 p.m. 69,​ Nelumpura Road,​ Nelumpura,​ Ratmalana.074815

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SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017.

AL HAJ M.M.M. Iflal of Weligama,​ former Lecturer at University of Peradeniya and Jamiah Naleemiah Institute Beruwala and Proprietor at Fuji Electronics (Galle,​ Colombo),​ passed away peacefully on 12th June 2017 (17-Ramadhan-1438). Innalillahi WaInna Ileii Rajioon. He leaves behind his beloved wife Zareena (Crescent Nursery,​ Weligama),​ his children Shameema,​ Shabil,​ Shumail and Shaham (Fuji Electronics) and Shanaz; his son-in-law Murshid and daughter-in-law Afrah and Haazima. He was the beloved son of Fathima Noor and M.M.M. Mohammed; loving brother of late Faarida,​ late Iqbal,​ Warda,​ Ismath,​ Firdous,​ Nuzhath and Nushath (Dubai) and the loving brother-in-law of Iqbal and late Ifham. May Allah (SWT) forgive him all his sins and grant him the highest of Jannah. (267/2,​ Main Street,​ Weligama).074132

DE ALWIS – SWARNAKANTHI FLORENCE (Nee DE SILVA PANDITHARATNE). Wife of late Bonnie De Alwis (Retired CAS),​ loving mother of Rohan (USA),​ Nilanthi (Retired Commercial Bank),​ Shamini (SLSI) and Dr. Shalini (UK),​ father-in-law of Helen (USA),​ late Ananda and Sujeewa (UK). Cortege leaves residence No. 342/​17,​ School Lane,​ Kalapaluwawa,​ Rajagiriya on Sunday 18th at 1.00 p.m. for cremation at 2.00 p.m. General Cemetery,​ Borella.074508

HAJIANI SITHY HALEEMA DAHMAN – Beloved wife of late M.Y.H.M. Dahman (Agent Insurance Corp.). Beloved daughter of late Al-Haj Shaheed and Fathima Zohara Shaheed,​ daughter-in-law of late Al-Haj Yusoof and Noor Naliya Yusoof,​ mother of M.D. Aroos,​ Nulufa (London),​ late M.D. Nassir,​ Zuhry,​ Zulfika and M.D. Ifthicar (Janashakthi Inc.),​ mother-in-law of Ajmal (London),​ Zuhair,​ late A.R.K.Zaman,​ Malika and Fareena,​ sister of late Rahumatul Makeena,​ late Sithy Khadja,​ late Abullah,​ late Fayasdeen,​ and Fazul Rahman ,​ passed away on 12th June 2017. (Hijiri 1438 Ramalan 17). Janaza took place at 3.30 p.m. the same day at Maligawatte Muslim Burial Ground. No. 47,​ Vijaya Road,​ Kolonnawa.072468

MENDIS – RAVINDRA CHIRASRI (RC/​​Ravi) peacefully at Rest with the Lord. Beloved son of late Clement and Rene,​​ devoted husband of Nilanthi,​​ precious father of Reshani,​​ dear father-in-law of Savindra,​​ much adored Seeya of Savannah,​​ loving brother of Anoja and Charmalika. Cortege leaves residence 34A,​​ Wickramaratna Avenue,​​ Kohuwala at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 18th June for Service at Holy Trinity Church,​​ Wellawatte at 2.30 p.m. and thereafter burial at 3.45 p.m. at Christ Church Dehiwala Burial Ground.074668

NAVARATHINAM – (Ret. Regional Administration Officer – Postal and Mascons (PVT) Ltd ),​​ Husband of Mageshwari,​​ of Mattakkuliya No 65/​​212,​​ National Housing Scheme Crow Island,​​ Son of Late Kandiah Sabaratnam and Late Anamah of Kokkuvil East,​ son in Law of Late Mr & Mrs Pooviah of Kanderodi​ and Father of Kirisha (Australia) and Bavananthan (Lake – House),​​ father-in-law of Udayakumaran (Australia) and Selvini,​​ Grandfather of Judisan (Australia),​​ Lushmi (Australia),​​ Samithra (Mascons (PVT) Ltd.),​​ Thevaharshana (H.L.C Colombo -6) and brother of late Pancharatnam,​​ Late Nagulasingaratnam,​​ Wijayaratnam of (Boston – U S A),​ brother-in-law of late Kamalawathy,​​ late Kunawathy and Rajagopal (Montreal Canada),​ passed away peacefully on Friday Sixteenth (16.06.2017) at 8.30 A.M. Funeral will take place on Sunday Eighteenth (18.06.2017) at Mahinda Florist Galkissa. Funeral rites starts at 10.00 a.m. and cremation will take place at Galkissa Cemetery at 2 p.m.074680

PARAMANATHAN – ALOMA (Ex. Bank of Ceylon). Beloved wife of B.E. Paramanathan (Param) (Ex Insurance Corporation /​Janashakthi Insurance & Vanik Insurance Brokers),​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 19th June for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5.00 p.m. 69,​ Nelumpura Road,​ Nelumpura,​ Ratmalana.074816

RATNAYAKE – WIJANTHA EWART – (Formerly of Albert Edirisinghe Opticians). Adored husband of Swinitha (nee Munasinghe) retired State Timber Corporation,​​ dearly beloved father of Swijan (Australia) & Eshan (Bangladesh),​​ loved father-in-law of Gayani (Australia) and Suneetha,​​ darling grandfather of Wishwantha & Yonal (Australia),​​ Bhawanthi,​​ Savinthi & Esanda,​​ son and son-in-law of late William & Irene Ratnayake and late Lawrence & Mallika Munasinghe,​​ brother-in-law of Kumar & Padma,​​ Rohitha & Champika (U.S.A.),​​ late Nalin and of Nelum,​​ Dushantha & Lalani,​​ Keerthie & Chamani,​​ Nandana & Beeta,​​ late Saliya & of Kumidini,​​ Vasundera & Nandana,​​ Laksiri & Sandya,​​ Asoka & Chandima. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday the 18th June for Service at St. Mary & John Nugegoda and thereafter for Cremation at Udahamulla Cemetery at 5 p.m. 3/​​9,​​ Station 1st Lane,​​ Udahamulla,​​ Nugegoda.074670

WIJEYESINGHE – DAPHNE HYACINTH OPHELIA – Entered heavenly abode on 31-05-2017,​ aged 89 yrs. Dearly loved wife of late Dr. Harold Yahapth Wijeyesinghe (Auckland,​ New Zealand),​ loved daughter of late Mudaliyar William Wickremasinghe Jayasekera (Ratnapura) & Stella Ethel Jayasekera (Australia),​ sister of late John Brightius Jayasekera (UK),​ late Ethelinda Jayasekera (Australia),​ Trixie Jayaweerea (UK),​ Ashley Jayasekera (USA) & late Nihal Jayasekera,​ beloved and treasured mother of Omela,​ Gihan,​ Mirani,​ Varuni & Sakthy and loved mother-in-law of Pieter,​ Stephen & Alan,​ deeply loved grandmother of Ashan,​ Shanika & Kushali Tuinder,​ Aidan & Ayesha Downes and Rohan & Anishka Sherlock. You were a wonderful mother & teacher. You leave an unfillable void in our lives. Your memory will be treasured forever in our hearts. Funeral held Saturday 3.6.2017,​ Auckland,​ N.Z. Tributes in memory of Daphne Wijeyesinghe,​ in the form of donations to Children’s charity. ‘Symphony for A Child’,​ C/​o Mrs. Sirima Jayasekera,​ Apt. 5/​6 Good Hope Residencies,​ 37,​ Sagara Road,​ Colombo 4,​ Sri Lanka. Tel: +64 2040 262592.071660

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Saturday, June 17, 2017.

DAVID – A.T.S. ANTHONY (ANTO) – (Pelwatte Sugar Company /​ Harris Brush Company). Son of late Malcolm and Grystel David,​ son-in-law of late Poruwela Vithanage,​ loving husband of Chandra,​ darling father of Chaminda (Dialog Telecom /​ presently of S.Y.M. Insurance Brokers),​ Chamali Anne (H.S.B.C.,​ Rajagiriya),​ daughter-in-law of Ishara,​ loving brother /​ in-law of Jean /​ late Conway Jansen,​ Gabo /​ Collin Ragell,​ Allan /​ late Rani,​ Errol /​ Renuka,​ Carrol /​ Laroon Smahoon,​ Maureen /​ Ranjith Abeyasinghe,​ Fortune /​ Fredrick Janz,​ Roystone /​ Renuka. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on 17th June 2017 for Burial at St. Anne’s Cemetery,​ Navagamuwa. # 157/​1D,​ Araliya Lane,​ Rasapana Road,​ Ihala Bomiriya,​ Kaduwela. T/​Phone : 0719101619 (Son),​ 0776427771 (Daughter).073074

DAVID – A.T.S. ANTHONY (ANTO) – (Pelwatte Suger Company /​ Harris Brush Company). Son of late Malcolm and Grystil,​ David,​ son-in-law of late Poruwela Vithanage,​ loving husband of Chandra,​ darling father of Chaminda (former Dialog Telecom /​ presently of S.Y.M. Insurance Brokers),​ Chamari Ann (HSBC,​ Rajagiriya),​ father-in-law of Ishara,​ loving brother of Jean,​ Gabo,​ Allan,​ Errol,​ Carrol,​ Maureen,​ Fortune and Roystone,​ brother-in-law of late Conway Jansen,​ Collin Ragell,​ late Rani,​ Renuka,​ Faroon,​ Smahoon,​ Ranjith Abeysinghe,​ Fedrick Jansz and Renuka. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on 17th June 2017 for burial at St. Anne’s Cemetery,​ Navagamuwa. 157/​1P,​ Araliya Lane,​ Rasapana Road,​ Iahala Bomiriya,​ Kaduwela. T/​Phone: 0719 101619 (son),​ 077 6427771 (daughter).073979

DE MEL – PEARL CHRISTOBEL,​ At rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of Ian D.T. de Mel for 69 years,​ precious mother of Ianthi and Nimal de Silva,​ loving grandmother of Roschi and Asanka Gunwardhana and Nirosh (USA),​ adored great grandmother of little Danielle,​ eldest sister of Erica Fernando,​ late Monica de Silva,​ late Dr. Roy Amarasuriya (USA),​ late Olga Amarasuriya,​ Shelton Amarasuriya,​ Lyn Amarasuirya,​ Jasmine Gunasekera (Canada) and Chintha Amarasuriya. A private funeral was held according to her wishes on 15th June 2017.073994

DE SILVA – Y.S. (Attorney at Law,​ J.P.U.M.,​ Kalutara),​ loving husband of late Mrs. Y.Y. De Silva,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 356,​ Galle Road,​ Panadura on Saturday 17th June at 3 p.m. for cremation at Wadduwa Cemetery at 4 p.m.073828
 

DIAS – LLEWELYN MALCOLM – Beloved husband of Hope,​ loving father of Christine (De Niese) and Kathy (USA),​ grandfather of Dillon,​ Lisa,​ Michael,​ Denver,​ Dwayne and Darren,​ great grandfather of Kiran,​ Kaiden and Kai. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlourfrom 9.30 a.m. on Saturday June 2017. Cortege leaves the Funeral Parlour on June 17th 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).074740

MENDIS – RAVINDRA CHIRASRI (RC/​Ravi) peacefully at Rest with the Lord. Beloved son of late Clement and Rene,​ devoted husband of Nilanthi,​ precious father of Reshani,​ dear father-in-law of Savindra,​ much adored Seeya of Savannah,​ loving brother of Anoja and Charmalika. Cortege leaves residence 34A,​ Wickramaratna Avenue,​ Kohuwala at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 18th June for Service at Holy Trinity Church,​ Wellawatte at 2.30 p.m. and thereafter burial at 3.45 p.m. at Christ Church Dehiwala Burial Ground.074667

WIJANTHA EWART RATNAYAKE – (Formerly of Albert Edirisinghe Opticians). Adored husband of Swinitha (nee Munasinghe) retired State Timber Corporation,​ dearly beloved father of Swijan (Australia) & Eshan (Bangladesh),​ loved father-in-law of Gayani (Australia) and Suneetha,​ darling grandfather of Wishwantha & Yonal (Australia),​ Bhawanthi,​ Savinthi & Esanda,​ son and son-in-law of late William & Irene Ratnayake and late Lawrence & Mallika Munasinghe,​ brother-in-law of Kumar & Padma,​ Rohitha & Champika (U.S.A.),​ late Nalin and of Nelum,​ Dushantha & Lalani,​ Keerthie & Chamani,​ Nandana & Beeta,​ late Saliya & of Kumidini,​ Vasundera & Nandana,​ Laksiri & Sandya,​ Asoka & Chandima. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday the 18th June for Service at St. Mary & John Nugegoda and thereafter for Cremation at Udahamulla Cemetery at 5 p.m. 3/​9,​ Station 1st Lane,​ Udahamulla,​ Nugegoda.074671

MOUREEN FERNANDO – (Former Teacher OLV Convent,​ Moratuwa). Wife of late Clarence Michael Fernando,​ beloved mother of (late),​ Shiromie,​ Ruklanthie (Australia),​ Sumangalie,​ Sri Raj and Sunandanie,​ sister of (late),​ Yvonne,​ Sylvia,​ Nihal,​ Derrick and (late),​ Shirley,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 03,​ Mahanama Mawatha,​ Panadura on 17th Saturday at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura.073385

MURIAL FERNANDO – Passed away. Beloved wife of late R.L.J. Fernando – (School Master (Kalamulla)),​ mother of Rev. Fr. Lylie Jayantha (OMI Kilburn UK),​ Flavian,​ late Hilary,​ Ranjanie,​ Jeneview,​ Christoble,​ Dilhani,​ Pushpani,​ mother-in-law of Nilanthi,​ Sunethra,​ Ubayapala,​ late Lasantha,​ Kannan,​ Kamal,​ Ajith. Cortege leaves residence “Loreto”,​ No. 310/​3B,​ Gangarama Vihara Mawatha,​ Dampe,​ Piliyandala at 3.00 p.m. on (Saturday) 17th June 2017 for the Service at our Lady of Lourds Church,​ Dampe followed by burial at Church Cemetery.073612

NAVARATHINAM – (Ret. Regional Administration Officer – Postal And Mascons (PVT) Ltd ),​ Husband of Mageshwari,​ of Mattakuliya No 65/​212,​ National Housing Scheme Crow Island,​ Son of Late Kandiah Sabaratnam and Late Anamah of Kokkuvil East. Son in Law of Late Mr & Mrs Pooviah of Kanderodai,​ and Father of Kirisha (Australia) and Bavananthan (Lake – House),​ father-in-law of Udayakumaran (Australia) and Selvini,​ Grandfather of Judisan (Australia),​ Lushmi (Australia),​ Samithra (Mascons (PVT) Ltd.),​ Thevaharshana (H.L.C Colombo -6) and brother of Late Pancharatnam,​ Late Nagulasingaratnam,​ Wijayaratnam of (Boston – U S A) . Brother in Law of Late Kamalawathy ,​ Late Kunawathy and Rajagopal (Montreal Canada) Passed away Peacefully on Friday sixteen (16.06.2017) at 8.30 A.M. Funeral will take place on Sunday June Eighteen (18.06.2017) at Mahinda Florist Galkissa. Funeral Rites start at 10.00 A.M and Cremation will take place at Galkissa Cemetary at 2 P.M074677

PERERA – JOHN CLIMACUS (BONNY),​ Retired Administrative Service. Loving husband of Rita,​ caring father of Hiran,​ Suren & Nalin,​ father-in-law of Jasmin,​ Chinta & Ayesha,​ darling grandfather of Roshan,​ Rehana,​ Schan and Maya,​ son of late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Perera Jayasekera,​ brother of Basil,​ Hilda,​ late Prisca and Felix,​ brother-in-law of Anita,​ Victor and Christine. Remains lie at 429/​2,​ “Basildon”,​ Old Kandy Road,​ Nungamugoda,​ Kelaniya. Cortege leaves on Saturday 17th June at 10.30 a.m. for burial at St. Francis De Salles Church,​ Dalugama.073178

VIDANARACHCHI – M.D. AUSTIN of Pannala. Beloved husband of Paustha,​ loving father of Ivan,​ Lloyed and Lindon,​ father-in-law of Ajantha,​ Nilmini and Kanchanamala,​ grandfather of Dinesh,​ Nishanie,​ Nimanthi,​ Nimashi,​ Ramesh,​ Chamith and Nurasha was called to eternal rest. Remains will lie at Swifts Place Estate,​ Pannala till 5.00 p.m. on 16th June. Thereafter from 7.00 p.m. remains will lie at No. 46,​ Mayfield Road,​ Kotahena,​ Colombo 13. Cortege leaves residence at Mayfield Road,​ on 17th June at 2.30 p.m. for burial at 3.30 p.m. Roman Catholic Section at General Cemetery,​ Borella.073339

WICKRAMASINGHE – MALLIKA (nee SAMARAKOON) beloved wife of late Manuwarne Wickramasinghe,​ loving mother of Esala,​ Nivantha,​ Udara and Arjuna and mother-in-law of Shiroma,​ Madhavi and Nimka. Remains lie at 562/​1,​ Peradeniya Road,​ Kandy. Cremation on 18th Sunday at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.074238

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Friday, June 16, 2017.

MURIAL FERNANDO – Passed away. Beloved wife of late R.L.J. Fernando – (School Master (Kalamulla)),​ mother of Rev. Fr. Lylie Jayantha (OMI Kilburn UK),​ Flavian,​ late Hilary,​ Ranjanie,​ Jeneview,​ Christoble,​ Dilhani,​ Pushpani,​ mother-in-law of Nilanthi,​ Sunethra,​ Ubayapala,​ late Lasantha,​ Kannan,​ Kamal,​ Ajith. Cortege leaves residence “Loreto”,​ No. 310/3B,​ Gangarama Vihara Mawatha,​ Dampe,​ Piliyandala at 3.00 p.m. on (Saturday) 17th June 2017 for the Service at our Lady of Lourds Church,​ Dampe followed by burial at Church Cemetery.073610

NICHOLAS – Rev. Bro. EMMANUEL Fsc. Beloved son of late Venus and Rosaline Nicholas of Kotahena,​ brother of late Genevieve,​ late Ursula,​ late Victorine,​ late Dr Roy Nicholas and of Suhirtham Peter. Remains lie at De La Salle Chapel,​ 130,​ De La Salle Street,​ Mutwal,​ Colombo 15. Cortege leaves the Chapel after Holy Mass at 3 p.m. on the 16th to Madampitiya Cemetery for Burial.073183

Rev. Br. EMMANUEL NICHOLAS FSC,​ De La Salle Brother,​ former Provincial Superior of the congregation,​ Founder Member of “Lasallian”,​ Temple Rd.,​ Colombo 15,​ former Director of La Salle High School,​ Multan,​ passed away peacefully. His remains lie at 130,​ De La Salle Street,​ Colombo 15,​ and will be removed for burial to Madampitiya Cemetery on Friday 16th June,​ after Holy Mass at 3 p.m.073045

DAVID – A.T.S. ANTHONY (ANTO) – (Pelwatte Sugar Company /​ Harris Brush Company). Son of late Malcolm and Grystel David,​ son-in-law of late Poruwela Vithanage,​ loving husband of Chandra,​ darling father of Chaminda (Dialog Telecom /​ presently of S.Y.M. Insurance Brokers),​ Chamali Anne (H.S.B.C.,​ Rajagiriya),​ daughter-in-law of Ishara,​ loving brother /​ in-law of Jean /​ late Conway Jansen,​ Gabo /​ Collin Ragell,​ Allan /​ late Rani,​ Errol /​ Renuka,​ Carrol /​ Laroon Smahoon,​ Maureen /​ Ranjith Abeyasinghe,​ Fortune /​ Fredrick Janz,​ Roystone /​ Renuka. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on 17th June 2017 for Burial at St. Anne’s Cemetery,​ Navagamuwa. # 157/​1D,​ Araliya Lane,​ Rasapana Road,​ Ihala Bomiriya,​ Kaduwela. T/​Phone : 0719101619 (Son),​ 0776427771 (Daughter).073074

MOUREEN FERNANDO – (Former Teacher OLV Convent,​ Moratuwa). Wife of late Clarence Michael Fernando,​ beloved mother of (late),​ Shiromie,​ Ruklanthie (Australia),​ Sumangalie,​ Sri Raj and Sunandanie,​ sister of (late),​ Yvonne,​ Sylvia,​ Nihal,​ Derrick and (late),​ Shirley,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 03,​ Mahanama Mawatha,​ Panadura on 17th Saturday at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura.073385

PERERA – JOHN CLIMACUS (BONNY),​ Retired Administrative Service. Loving husband of Rita,​ caring father of Hiran,​ Suren & Nalin,​ father-in-law of Jasmin,​ Chinta & Ayesha,​ darling grandfather of Roshan,​ Rehana,​ Schan and Maya,​ son of late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Perera Jayasekera,​ brother of Basil,​ Hilda,​ late Prisca and Felix,​ brother-in-law of Anita,​ Victor and Christine. Remains lie at 429/​2,​ “Basildon”,​ Old Kandy Road,​ Nungamugoda,​ Kelaniya. Cortege leaves on Saturday 17th June at 10.30 a.m. for burial at St. Francis De Salles Church,​ Dalugama.073178

VIDANARACHCHI – M.D. AUSTIN of Pannala. Beloved husband of Paustha,​ loving father of Ivan,​ Lloyed and Lindon,​ father-in-law of Ajantha,​ Nilmini and Kanchanamala,​ grandfather of Dinesh,​ Nishanie,​ Nimanthi,​ Nimashi,​ Ramesh,​ Chamith and Nurasha was called to eternal rest. Remains will lie at Swifts Place Estate,​ Pannala till 5.00 p.m. on 16th June. Thereafter from 7.00 p.m. remains will lie at No. 46,​ Mayfield Road,​ Kotahena,​ Colombo 13. Cortege leaves residence at Mayfield Road,​ on 17th June at 2.30 p.m. for burial at 3.30 p.m. Roman Catholic Section at General Cemetery,​ Borella.073339

WIJEYANATHAN – MARY REBECCA JEYAMANI (Former Teacher at Holy Family English Convent,​ Jaffna). Wife of late Joe Wijeyanathan was called to rest on Monday. Dearest daughter of late Abraham Antonypillai and Annamuttu of Old Park Road,​ Jaffna,​ loving mother of Tania,​ Tony and Shaun,​ mother-in-law of Ladislaus,​ Gnanapragasam and loving grandmother of Marisa,​ sister of late Rita Theophilus,​ late Ratnaraj,​ Selvaraj,​ Anandaraj,​ Manorani,​ Ratnasingham and Sarojini Emmanuel. Remains kept at residence at 40/​55,​ Kalyani Road (off Hampden Lane – Daya Road),​ Wellawatta. Funeral on Friday 16th. Prayer Service at 3.30 p.m. Thereafter cortege will leave for burial at Kanatta,​ Borella Roman Catholic Section at 4.30 p.m. Contact No: Tania 0777 414763,​ Ladislaus 0773762771,​ E-mail: l​a​d​i​s​l​a​u​s​g​@​h​o​t​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​073290

WIMALA JAYASURIYA (Retired Teacher,​ St. Paul’s Milagiriya). Wife of late Wilmot Jayasuriya,​ mother of Priyani & Prasanna,​ Malathie & Welvin,​ Damayanthi & Crisantha,​ grandmother of Praveen & Sachitha,​ expired. Remains will lie at the Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia from 09.00 a.m. to 04.15 p.m. Cremation at the Attidiya Cemetery (Nisala Vimana) on Friday 16th at 05.00 p.m.072762.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017.

ALOYSIUS – LORNA,​ beloved wife of late Peter,​ loving mother of Lakshman and Sonali,​ mother-in-law of Raj Mohan,​ precious grandmother of Keshav,​ sister of Rosemary,​ late Tony,​ Frank,​ Nan and Jeanne. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Thursday 15th June at 3.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m.072057

BASTIANS – NOEL AMBROSE – Loving father of Romesh,​ husband of (the late) Therese,​ brother of Loretta,​ Hilarian,​ Felician,​ late Joe,​ Iris and Joyce. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves Parlour on Thursday 15th June 2017 at 4.00 p.m.,​ for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.072368

EDMUND RODRIGO – Retired PRO – SLBC,​ Retired Administration Manager – KEPZ. Beloved husband of late Nanette,​ loving father of Mangala Weerasekera (USA),​ Jayananda (Japan),​ Durga,​ Dulani and Bhathiya (Japan),​ father-in-law of Renuka,​ Anuree (Japan),​ Theodore,​ Anil and Sugandhi (Japan),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 25,​ Buddhist Center Road,​ Waragoda,​ Kelaniya at 5 p.m. on Thursday 15th June for Cremation at Makola at 6 p.m.072000

GAUDER – GWENDOLENE MERCIA (nee BROHIER) – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved wife of Edward,​ darling sister of late Neil and of Noel,​ late Trivonne and of Brinzley,​ Cedric and Maureen,​ sister-in-law of late Gladys and Brian and of Vilma,​ Yvonne,​ Regina and Meril and of late Basil and Aubrey and of Annesley,​ Deirdre,​ Trevor,​ Penny and of late Oswin. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th June for Burial at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia.071969

HARISCHANDRA KARIYAWASAM – (Retired Engineer – Water Supply and Drainage Board (Old Sokian)),​ expired. Husband of Seetha Amarasinghe,​ father of Duminda and Duresha,​ father-in-law of Puwasala Kariyawasam and Suranjitha Wipulasena,​ grandfather of Dinandee Kariyawasam (Musaeus College),​ brother of Padma Colonne (deceased),​ Owen,​ Badra,​ Punyasiri (Italy),​ Hemasiri and Kamal (Italy). Cremation at Borella Cemetery on 15th (Thursday) June 2017 at 4.30 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. Address : 135/​2,​ Kalapaluwawa,​ Ambagaha Junction,​ Rajagiriya.072119

MATHEW – CHANDRA – Loving wife of late Mr. P.E. Mathew,​ dearest mother of late Raju,​ Suresh,​ Gita & Rohan,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 15th June. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 3.00 p.m.072447

MERVYN – RATHNAJOTHY SIGAMONIE – At Rest with Jesus. Husband of Mary Patricia Chandramany Sigamonie,​ father of Godfrey Sudarshan and Darell Nidararshan,​ father-in-law of Gangani,​ grandfather of Enoch Thimothy and Sara Andria,​ brother of Noel and Selvarani. Remains will lie at 24/​A,​ 3rd Lane,​ Maradana Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala and leave for Service at St. Micheals and All Angels,​ Polwatte,​ Colombo 03 at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th June 2017 and thereafter burial at General Cemetery (Anglican Section),​ Borella at 4.15 p.m.072145

PRIYANGA PERERA – WIJESINGHE (Sampath Bank) – Dearly beloved daughter of Major General (Retired) K.M.S. Perera and Manel Wijewansa,​ beloved wife of Ganga Wijesinghe (Sunshine Tea),​ beloved mother of Nitesh (Royal College),​ beloved sister of Bhagya,​ Peshali and Lalindra,​ beloved daughter-in-law of Wimal Wijesinghe and Lalitha,​ beloved sister-in-law of Neranjana,​ Ravindra,​ Thilini,​ Janaka,​ Bandula,​ Saranga,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence,​ 168/​5,​ Stanley Thillekeratne Mawatha,​ Nugegoda at 3.45 p.m. for cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 5.00 p.m.,​ on Thursday 15th June,​ 2017.072421

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

ALOYSIUS – LORNA,​ beloved wife of late Peter,​ loving mother of Lakshman and Sonali,​ mother-in-law of Raj Mohan,​ precious grandmother of Keshav,​ sister of Rosemary,​ late Tony,​ Frank,​ Nan and Jeanne. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Thursday 15th June at 3.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m.072057

EDMUND RODRIGO – Retired PRO – SLBC,​ Retired Administration Manager – KEPZ. Beloved husband of late Nanette,​ loving father of Mangala Weerasekera (USA),​ Jayananda (Japan),​ Durga,​ Dulani and Bhathiya (Japan),​ father-in-law of Renuka,​ Anuree (Japan),​ Theodore,​ Anil and Sugandhi (Japan),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 25,​ Buddhist Center Road,​ Waragoda,​ Kelaniya at 5 p.m. on Thursday 15th June for Cremation at Makola at 6 p.m.072000

FRANCES JOHN – Wife of late Victor John,​ mother of Priyantha John,​ mother-in-law of Ariyawathi Pereira,​ eldest daughter of late Revd. R.H.E. and J.E.V. Pereira,​ sister of late Rev. Gregory Pereira,​ Revd. Henry Pereira,​ Quinties,​ Sextus,​ Joyce,​ Cynthia and Rohitha Pereira,​ sister of Britius ,​ Revd. Patmore and Revd. Patric Pereira. Remains lie at Mahinda Florist,​ Mt. Lavinia Parlour. Funeral Services at 3.15 p.m. at Christ Church,​ Dehiwela. Cremation at 5 p.m. Mt. Lavinia Crematorium.071906

GAUDER – GWENDOLENE MERCIA (nee BROHIER) – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved wife of Edward,​ darling sister of late Neil and of Noel,​ late Trivonne and of Brinzley,​ Cedric and Maureen,​ sister-in-law of late Gladys and Brian and of Vilma,​ Yvonne,​ Regina and Meril and of late Basil and Aubrey and of Annesley,​ Deirdre,​ Trevor,​ Penny and of late Oswin. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th June for Burial at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia.071969

HARISCHANDRA KARIYAWASAM – (Retired Engineer – Water Supply and Drainage Board (Old Sokian)),​ expired. Husband of Seetha Amarasinghe,​ father of Duminda and Duresha,​ father-in-law of Puwasala Kariyawasam and Suranjitha Wipulasena,​ grandfather of Dinandee Kariyawasam (Musaeus College),​ brother of Padma Colonne (deceased),​ Owen,​ Badra,​ Punyasiri (Italy),​ Hemasiri and Kamal (Italy). Cremation at Borella Cemetery on 15th (Thursday) June 2017 at 4.30 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. Address : 135/​2,​ Kalapaluwawa,​ Ambagaha Junction,​ Rajagiriya.072119

MERVYN – RATHNAJOTHY SIGAMONIE – At Rest with Jesus. Husband of Mary Patricia Chandramany Sigamonie,​ father of Godfrey Sudarshan and Darell Nidararshan,​ father-in-law of Gangani,​ grandfather of Enoch Thimothy and Sara Andria,​ brother of Noel and Selvarani. Remains will lie at 24/​A,​ 3rd Lane,​ Maradana Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala and leave for Service at St. Micheals and All Angels,​ Polwatte,​ Colombo 03 at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th June 2017 and thereafter burial at General Cemetery (Anglican Section),​ Borella at 4.15 p.m.072144

PERERA – JOHN RUPERT MAURICE – Beloved husband of Malkanthi,​ loving father of Asoka and Asanga,​ father-in-law of Usha and Rajindri,​ grandfather of Sahani,​ Suwani,​ Manjari and Amithi,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 15/​10,​ Alfred House Gardens,​ Kollupitiya on Wednesday 14th June at 9.30 a.m. for Burial at General Cemetery Borella at 10 a.m. (Anglican Section).071690

PRIYANGA PERERA /​ WIJESINGHE (Sampath Bank) – Dearly beloved daughter of Major General (Retired) K.M.S. Perera and Manel Wijewansa,​ beloved wife of Ganga Wijesinghe (Sunshine Tea),​ beloved mother of Nitesh (Royal College),​ beloved sister of Bhagya,​ Peshali and Lalindra,​ daughter-in-law of Wimal Wijesinghe and Lalitha,​ beloved sister-in-law of Neranjana,​ Ravindra,​ Thilini,​ Janaka,​ Bandula,​ Saranga,​ passed away. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 168/​5,​ Stanley Thillekeratne Mawatha,​ Nugegoda.071948

WIJESINGHE – PATRICIA – Wife of late Douglas,​ mother of Nilanthie (Canada),​ Nigel (Solomon Islands) and Nirmalie,​ mother-in-law of Keerthi (Canada),​ Himanie (Ex – Holy Family Convent) and Chandana Jayamanne (Ex – HNB),​ sister of late Joe,​ late Annette,​ Merlin and late George,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 11 a.m. today. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 15th June for Burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).072059

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

JAYAWARDANA – MRS CAMILA – was called by her Lord and Father on 11th June 2017. She was the devoted wife of Gunasena Edirisinghe,​ beloved mother of Harshani,​ Erasha and Arosha,​ beloved mother-in-law of Chaminda,​ Mahendra and Thishan. She lives in the memories of her grandchildren Sethini,​ Maheli,​ Senitha,​ Suheli and Dehan. Her remains lie at No. 60,​ Wewala Church Road,​ Weligampitiya,​ Ja-ela. Funeral Service will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 14th June 2017 followed by burial at Cemetery St Anne’s Church,​ Weligampitiya.071632

PERERA – JOHN RUPERT MAURICE – Beloved husband of Malkanthi,​ loving father of Asoka and Asanga,​ father-in-law of Usha and Rajindri,​ grandfather of Sahani,​ Suwani,​ Manjari and Amithi,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 15/​10,​ Alfred House Gardens,​ Kollupitiya on Wednesday 14th June at 9.30 a.m. for Burial at General Cemetery Borella at 10 a.m. (Anglican Section).071690

RAUX – SHIRLEY (Funeral took place on 2nd June 2017) Peter,​ Romaine and Christopher,​ wish to thank Dr. Shanthi Paranavithana for all the care taken on our dear mother,​ Rev. Fr. Anura Sylvester of St. Joseph’s Church,​ Nugegoda,​ for his prayers,​ the Chairman,​ Manager and Staff of Jayaratne Funeral Directors,​ for all the untimely support given to us. We regret our inability to thank each and every one individually. Tel. No. 072-8101322.071594

REBERT LILIAN (Formerly at Browns & Company) – Beloved wife of late Geoffrey Rebert,​ loving mother of Suzanne (Lanka Securities Pvt Ltd,​ Colombo),​ mother-in-law of Ananda,​ precious grandmother of Shehan (St. Peters’ College),​ loving sister-in-law of Lucille,​ David,​ late Rev. Russell,​ Jamie,​ Gerald and of Helene (Canada),​ Tyrone,​ Sylvana,​ Neil,​ Muriel,​ Anna,​ Rohini and Hilary (Canada),​ expired. Remains lie at No. 20E,​ 4th Lane,​ Pepiliyana Mawatha,​ Nugegoda. Cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday 13.06.2017 for Burial at St. Mary & John Nugegoda (Cemetery) at 4.30 p.m.071512

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Monday, June 12, 2017.

JAFFAR – M.M.J. (ALAVI). Husband of Zreena,​ father of Tariqa (Malaysia),​ Riyad (Australia),​ father-in-law of Melwin and Tazneen,​ grandfather of Zubinsha,​ Hera,​ Ishaal,​ Jared and Tarielle. Cortege leaves 21,​ Devanampiyatissa Road at 1.30 p.m. for burial at Jawatte Muslim Burial Grounds,​ Torrington Avenue.071511

KOTANDENIYA – LIONEL BASIL (Former Additional General Manager – Ceylon Electricity Board). Beloved husband of Hemakanthi Kotandeniya,​ loving father of Piyali,​ late Nishani and Lilami,​ father-in-law of Chandana Dissanayake,​ Buddhika Wijegoonawardena and Ruwan Happuarachchi,​ grandfather of Gayara,​ Suhini,​ Aadhya,​ Dhilin and Reshma. Cortege leaves residence No. 10A,​ Maitland Crescent,​ Colombo 07 on Monday 12th June at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.071510

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Sunday, June 11, 2017.

COREA – MRS SITA DAMAYANTHI,​ wife of late Mr Harin Corea,​ beloved mother of Sheoni,​ loving sister of the late Mr Asoka and Lakshman Corea. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4 p.m. on Sunday 11th June for Burial at the General Cemetery Kanatte (Anglican section) Borella.071506

DISSANAYAKE – D.M.G. (GUNASIRI) (DIMMA),​​ Attorney-at-Law,​​ dearly beloved husband of Indumathie Jayaratne,​​ Attorney-at-Law,​​ loving father of Asanka,​​ (Regional Controller – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka),​​ Kalinga,​​ Attorney-at-Law (Software Lead Engineer – Cake Labs) and Achala (Lecturer – CINEC Maritime Campus),​​ loving father-in-law of Roshika (Assistant Manager Employee Services – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka) and Malmi (Software Lead Consultant – Virtusa Polaris PVT LTD),​​ eldest son of late D.M. Karunaratne – Dissanayake (founder Dissanayake & Sons – Rambukkana) and of late D.M. Podimenike Dissanayake,​​ brother of Sriyalatha,​​ Podinilame (DMP) (USA),​​ Prema,​​ Maithreepala (Dissanayake Textiles-Rambukkana),​​ Chandra,​​ Kumari,​​ Wasantha,​​ Nanda Kumara (Dissanayake & Sons-Rambukkana),​​ Sunethra and Tissa (USA),​​ brother-in-law of Harry Dasanayake,​​ Madara (Attorney-at-law ) (USA),​​ Nissanka Kempitiya,​​ Lalitha,​​ Nimal Nayakaratne,​​ Cyril Pallepola Gunaratne (Member-Pradeshiya Sabha),​​ Gamini Weerasooriya,​​ Priyani,​​ Udaya Wijesundera and Upamali (USA) and of late Wasanthe and of Prema Jayaratne and of Nimal and Kamani Jayaratne (Australia) and Ernest and Christine Jayaratne (Australia). Cortege leaves residence,​​ No.​ 98/​​M/​​75,​​ Scenic View,​​ off Kahanthota Road,​​ Pittugala,​​ Malabe at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at Thalahena Cemetery,​​ Malabe on Sunday 11th June,​​ 2017.070448

JAYASEKERA – VINCENT – Beloved husband of late Maline (Nee HETTIARACHCHI),​ loving father of Senarat,​ and Harshini,​ father-in-law of Doris,​ precious grandfather of Shayara. Cortege leaves residence “Vimara”,​ Makola on Sunday 11th June at 3 p.m. for cremation at Makola Nelligaha Kanatte at 4 p.m. Tel: 2963030.071496

MUNAWEERA – DANNY – (Retired Superintendent of Prisons) – Called to rest in the arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of late Marie,​ loving father of Kingsley and Sandhya,​ loving father-in-law of Peter and late Neeta,​ loving seeya of Keshini,​ Ayantha,​ Nishamthi and Husham,​ grandfather-in-law of Shiromi was called to rest on 6th June 2017. Remains lie at 47/​10 (939),​ Liyanage Mawatha,​ Vijithapura,​ Pelawatta,​ Battaramulla. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 8th June at 3.30 p.m. for the funeral service and burial at St. John Dal Bastone’s Church,​ Pelawatta,​ Battaramulla.070447

PREENA BABA NISSAR (TINY) – ex CTB/​BC Transit. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs M.S.M. Preena and son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs. M.C. Mahamoor,​ everloving husband of Mihirun Nihar (Daughty),​ much loved father of Dilani (Brad Andrews) and Omar,​ beloved Kakay of Calvin Shafie and Ethan Jamal Andrews,​ loving brother of Faval (Raniem) – Canada,​ late Fareeda (Endran),​ Zoun (Zahid),​ Rasheed (Safeena),​ Ahmet (Shirley),​ Enver (Fatima),​ Dane (Daisy) and Yasmin (Danny),​ brother-in-law of late Mazeena,​ Numa,​ Yasmin,​ Kiyaz,​ Zeenia,​ Rameez,​ Naeem,​ Shihana and Ayaz. Janaza took place on Saturday the 10th of June 2017 (12th Ramadan 1438) at Richmond Mosque followed by burial at Victory Memorial Park,​ Surrey,​ BC,​ Canada. For condolences please email: n​i​s​s​a​r​1​@​S​h​a​w​.​C​a​ or 001604 465 6876. 0776697836. Janaza prayers will be held at Wekanda Jumma Masjid,​ Colombo 2,​ after Luhar Prayers on Sunday 11th June 2017.071230

SEEVARATNAM LAVAN – Former Superintendent of St. Coombs and St. Joachim Estates T.R.I.,​ beloved husband of Indranee,​ loving father of Arjuni and Kishanth and father-in-law of Daryl and Anjana,​ much loved grandfather of Arul and Ashwini,​ son of late Dr. V.D. Seevaratnam and Mrs. Seevaratnam and son-in-law of late Captain and Mrs. Kanagasingham,​ brother of Thevy,​ Ranjan and late Ponmani and Christie,​ brother-in-law of Carmini,​ Kunam,​ Dushy,​ late Raja,​ Devi and Winston,​ Vimala and Ganesh,​ Ranji and late Bala,​ passed away peacefully on the 8th of June 2017. Funeral Service and Cremation will be held at Highlad Funeral Home on Saturday 10th of June 2017 in Toronto Canada.070724

SUBASINGHE – Dr. G.D.J.,​ beloved husband of late Malanie Subasinghe,​ loving father of Madinie,​ Apsara (Australia),​ Nipuni and Prabani,​ father-in-law of Dewappriya (Electricity Board),​ Gamini Gunawardana (Australia),​ Prasad Ganegoda (Peach Net),​ Krisantha Gunarathna (Kaluthota Finance),​ expired. Cortege leaves for cremation at 4 p.m. on 12.06.2017.071491

TENNAKOON – GUNASENA – Husband of Hemawathi (Hemi),​​ father of Roshan,​​ Asanka and Shivantha,​​ father-in-law of Anoma Pallewela,​​ Lalith Wickramaratne and Nilmini Wanigasekera,​​ grandfather of Savini,​​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 590/​​2A,​​ Subodha Place,​​ Piliyandala Road,​​ Arewwala on Sunday 11th at 5 p.m. for cremation at the Arewwala Cemetery.071454

Death Acknowledgements

KEKULAWELA – PORTIA Nee GOONATILLEKE – We the children wish to express our sincere gratitude towards all our friends and relatives who have shared in our grief and stood by us since our loving mother’s death. We also wish to thank all those who sent messages of condolence,​ floral tributes and helped us in many ways. While we are unable to individually express our gratitude to each person who stood by us,​ we thank each of you for your grace kindness and solidarity during this difficult time. 22,​ Turnour Road,​ Borella,​ Colombo – 08.071494

LYE – MRS. CHINTHAY (Nee DOLE) – Beloved wife of late M.M. Lye,​ much loved mother of Selwyn & Malkanthi,​ Merwyn & Safiya,​ evelyn & Usoof Samsoodeen,​ Angelene & Kervy Dole,​ late Chaslyn & Muhalireen Jaldin,​ treasured grandmother of Rukshani & Ashwin Ukwattage,​ Shifani & Muhariz Jabeer,​ Nimra & Romesh Savanghan,​ Sabeeha,​ Raisa & Zufry Sally,​ Tahseen,​ Akram & Muzar,​ loving great grandmother of Ivana,​ Kiyaan,​ Emaan,​ Anelka,​ Sheza & Viera. Janaza took place at Al-Ibraheemiyyah Jummah Masjid Burial Ground,​ Kohilawatte on Friday 26th May 2017 from 333/​3,​ Avissawella Road,​ Angoda. 2578817.069350

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Saturday, June 10, 2017.

AMARASINGHE – DON HENRY – (Retired Licensed Surveyor and Court Commissioner,​ Kalutara) – Beloved husband of Rose Abeywickrama,​ loving father of Sharika and Renuka,​ father-in-law of late Ajith Wijegunawardena and Nishkan De Silva,​ precious grandfather of Hasara and Ruwanka,​ passed away. Cremation at Himidiriyawa Cemetery – Kalutara South at 3.00 p.m. on 10th June 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. No. 65/​10,​ Old Road,​ Kalutara South.071081

DISSANAYAKE – D.M.G. (GUNASIRI) (DIMMA),​ Attorney-at-Law,​ dearly beloved husband of Indumathie Jayaratne,​ Attorney-at-Law,​ loving father of Asanka,​ (Regional Controller – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka),​ Kalinga,​ Attorney-at-Law (Software Lead Engineer – Cake Labs) and Achala (Lecturer – CINEC Maritime Campus),​ loving father-in-law of Roshika (Assistant Manager Employee Services – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka) and Malmi (Software Lead Consultant – Virtusa Polaris PVT LTD),​ eldest son of late D.M. Karunaratne – Dissanayake (founder Dissanayake & Sons – Rambukkana) and of late D.M. Podimenike Dissanayake,​ brother of Sriyalatha,​ Podinilame (DMP) (USA),​ Prema,​ Maithreepala (Dissanayake Textiles-Rambukkana),​ Chandra,​ Kumari,​ Wasantha,​ Nanda Kumara (Dissanayake & Sons-Rambukkana),​ Sunethra and Tissa (USA),​ brother-in-law of Harry Dasanayake,​ Madara (Attorney-at-law ) (USA),​ Nissanka Kempitiya,​ Lalitha,​ Nimal Nayakaratne,​ Cyril Pallepola Gunaratne (Member-Pradeshiya Sabha),​ Gamini Weerasooriya,​ Priyani,​ Udaya Wijesundera and Upamaii (USA) and of late Wasanthe and of Prema Jayaratne and of Nimal and Kamani Jayaratne (Australia) and Ernest and Christine Jayaratne (Australia). Cortege leaves residence,​ No.​ 98/​M/​75,​ Scenic View,​ off Kahanthota Road,​ Pittugala,​ Malabe at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at Thalahena Cemetery,​ Malabe on Sunday 11th June,​ 2017.070454

JAYASEKERA – VINCENT – Beloved husband of late Maline (nee Hettiarachchi),​ loving father of Senarat and Harshini,​ father-in-law of Doris,​ precious grandfather of Shayara. Cortege leaves residence “Vimara”,​ Makola on Sunday 11 June at 3 p.m. for cremation at Makola Nelligaha Kanatte at 4 p.m. Tel. 2963030.070470

JOACHIM – DOROTHY (DOLLY) – Dearly beloved wife of the late Percy Joachim and mother of Dawn,​ David and Christopher and the late Errol,​ Patrick,​ Derrick and Jude,​ mother-in-law of Peter Wise,​ Jean,​ Marcelle and late Daphne. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia at 3.30 p.m. for the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte Roman Catholic Section for burial at 4.30 p.m.070542

ROCHE – JOHN NEPOMUS (Retired Staff of Mackwoods,​ Colombo). Beloved husband of Mercy (nee Fernando),​ loving father of Arlene,​ father-in-law of Michael,​ Motha,​ loving grandfather of Amalan,​ brother of Anton Roche,​ late Rita and Maheswari. His remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour Borella from Friday 9th June. Burial at the General Cemetery Borella on Saturday 10th June at 10.00 a.m.070469

SIVARAJASINGHAM – DR. SIVAPRIYAN (Medical Officer /​ Colombo South Teaching Hospital,​ Acting Assistant Registrar – SLMC),​ son of late Sivarajasingam (Advocate /​ Attorney-at-Law) and late Ponmalareshwary (Retired – Inland Revenue Department),​ brother of Dr. Sivanujan (Australia),​ Sivalekha (Zambia),​ Sivarajani (Australia),​ brother-in-law of Ramesh (Zambia),​ Kajanthy (Australia),​ uncle of Amaresh (UK),​ Ahilesh (UK),​ Praveena (Australia),​ Pranay (Australia) and Neha Abirami (Australia),​ expired. The remains will be kept at Jayaratne Parlour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 9th June and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 10th June. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Parlour on Sunday 11th June at 11 a.m. Cremation at Borella Cemetery – Hindu Section.070465

TENNAKOON – GUNASENA – Husband of Hemawathi (Hemi),​ father of Roshan,​ Asanka and Shivantha,​ father-in-law of Anoma Pallewela,​ Lalith Wickramaratne and Nilmini Wanigasekera,​ grandfather of Savini,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 590/​2A,​ Subodha Place,​ Piliyandala Road,​ Arrewwala on Sunday 11th at 5 p.m. for cremation at the Arrewwala Cemetery.071451

WIREKOON – ERIN BELLE IRANGANI – Daughter of Willian Oswald Wirekoon and Florence Maud De Silva Seneviratne,​ sister of Myrtle,​ Brenda,​ Cecil,​ Ivy,​ Enid and Yvonne,​ died peacefully on 2nd June. Remains lie at 12 Rajini Mawatha,​ off St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Ekala,​ on Thursday 8th,​ Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June until 12 noon. Cortege leaves Ekala Residence at 1 p.m. on 10th June for Anglican Service at Borella Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. and Burial at 3 p.m.,​ Borella Cemetery.069628

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Friday, June 9, 2017.

DISSANAYAKE – D.M.G. (GUNASIRI) (DIMMA),​ Attorney-at-Law,​ dearly beloved husband of Indumathie Jayaratne,​ Attorney-at-Law,​ loving father of Asanka,​ (Regional Controller – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka),​ Kalinga,​ Attorney-at-Law (Software Lead Engineer – Cake Labs) and Achala (Lecturer – CINEC Maritime Campus),​ loving father-in-law of Roshika (Assistant Manager Employee Services – INSEE Cement (formerly Holcim Lanka) and Malmi (Software Lead Consultant – Virtusa Polaris PVT LTD),​ eldest son of late D.M. Karunaratne – Dissanayake (founder Dissanayake & Sons – Rambukkana) and of late D.M. Podimenike Dissanayake,​ brother of Sriyalatha,​ Podinilame (DMP) (USA),​ Prema,​ Maithreepala (Dissanayake Textiles-Rambukkana),​ Chandra,​ Kumari,​ Wasantha,​ Nanda Kumara (Dissanayake & Sons-Rambukkana),​ Sunethra and Tissa (USA),​ brother-in-law of Harry Dasanayake,​ Madara (Attorney-at-law ) (USA),​ Nissanka Kempitiya,​ Lalitha,​ Nimal Nayakaratne,​ Cyril Pallepola Gunaratne (Member-Pradeshiya Sabha),​ Gamini Weerasooriya,​ Priyani,​ Udaya Wijesundera and Upamaii (USA) and of late Wasanthe and of Prema Jayaratne and of Nimal and Kamani Jayaratne (Australia) and Ernest and Christine Jayaratne (Australia). Cortege leaves residence,​ No,​ 98/​M/​75,​ Scenic View,​ off Kahanthota Road,​ Pittugala,​ Malabe at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at Thalahena Cemetery,​ Malabe on Sunday 11th June,​ 2017.070454

JAYASEKERA – VINCENT – Beloved husband of late Maline (nee Hettiarachchi),​ loving father of Senarat and Harshini,​ father-in-law of Doris,​ precious grandfather of Shayara. Cortege leaves residence “Vimara”,​ Makola on Sunday 11 June at 3 p.m. for cremation at Makola Nelligaha Kanatte at 4 p.m. Tel. 2963030.070470

ROCHE – JOHN NEPOMUS (Retired Staff of Mackwoods,​ Colombo). Beloved husband of Mercy (nee Fernando),​ loving father of Arlene,​ father-in-law of Michael,​ Motha,​ loving grandfather of Amalan,​ brother of Anton Roche,​ late Rita and Maheswari. His remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour Borella from Friday 9th June. Burial at the General Cemetery Borella on Saturday 10th June at 10.00 a.m.070469

SIVARAJASINGHAM – DR. SIVAPRIYAN (Medical Officer /​ Colombo South Teaching Hospital,​ Acting Assistant Registrar – SLMC),​ son of late Sivarajasingam (Advocate /​ Attorney-at-Law) and late Ponmalareshwary (Retired – Inland Revenue Department),​ brother of Dr. Sivanujan (Australia),​ Sivalekha (Zambia),​ Sivarajani (Australia),​ brother-in-law of Ramesh (Zambia),​ Kajanthy (Australia),​ uncle of Amaresh (UK),​ Ahilesh (UK),​ Praveena (Australia),​ Pranay (Australia) and Neha Abirami (Australia),​ expired. The remains will be kept at Jayaratne Parlour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 9th June and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 10th June. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Parlour on Sunday 11th June at 11 a.m. Cremation at Borella Cemetery – Hindu Section.070465

WIREKOON – ERIN BELLE IRANGANI – Daughter of Willian Oswald Wirekoon and Florence Maud De Silva Seneviratne,​ sister of Myrtle,​ Brenda,​ Cecil,​ Ivy,​ Enid and Yvonne,​ died peacefully on 2nd June. Remains lie at 12 Rajini Mawatha,​ off St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Ekala,​ on Thursday 8th,​ Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June until 12 noon. Cortege leaves Ekala Residence at 1 p.m. on 10th June for Anglican Service at Borella Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. and Burial at 3 p.m.,​ Borella Cemetery.069628

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Thursday, June 8, 2017.

DAVID – Y.S. (HR Director of Jafferjee Brothers). Husband of late Eyeline Joyce,​ loving father of Asha Helen Fernando,​ father-in-law of Viraj Fernando (Emirates,​ Dubai) and beloved grandfather of Meraj and Akshi,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence No. 51,​ Nelumpura Road,​ Ratmalana on Thursday 8th June at 2 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Borella. (Anglican Section).069916

DE SILVA – SAROJINI – Dearly beloved wife of Saman de Silva – Siyapatha Finance (Ex-Sampath Bank),​ precious mother of Hiroshi (University of Moratuwa Instructor),​ Ravindu (B.R. de Silva & Co.),​ daughter of Kamala Fernando and late Bandula Fernando,​ daughter-in-law of late L.W. de Silva and Susima de Silva,​ precious sister of Rekha,​ Deepthika,​ Ganga,​ Himali and Prasanna,​ sister-in-law of Chandani,​ Champika Tissa,​ Kelum,​ Chryshanthus,​ Sanath,​ Leslie,​ Sarath and Renuka. Cortege leaves residence,​ No. 34,​ 7th Cross Street,​ Panadura on Thursday 8th June,​ at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Minuwanpitiya General Cemetery,​ Walana,​ Panadura.069512

FERNANDO – AUGUSTA “OGGIE” (Former Teacher of C.M.S. Ladies’ College,​ Colombo). Beloved daughter of the late Eric and Cecily,​ loving sister of Erica,​ passed away. Remains lie at Barney Raymond Parlour from 9.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. on Friday,​ 9th June. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Friday 9th June 2017 for burial at 3.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta (Anglican Section).070181

FERNANDO – MRS. ELLEN (Nee COSTA) – Beloved wife of late Bernard Fernando,​ loving mother of Shanthini,​ Iantha,​ Joe,​ Antony,​ Dewagi,​ Benizie and Claude,​ mother-in-law of late Theobold,​ Bede,​ late Ranjani,​ Girly,​ Ranjani,​ Nilmini and Ramya. Cortege leaves residence 38/​6,​ Katuwapitiya Road,​ Negombo on 08th of June 2017 at 2.30 p.m. for burial at Bolawalana Negombo Cemetery. 031-2237314.070081

ORAWATTE – MRS. E.D. Nee PINGAMAGE – Beloved wife of late Richard (Ex CGR),​ loving mother of Nihal,​ mother-in-law of Nelum,​ affectionate grandmother of Nirusha /​ Krishan Auckland N.Z. Niroshan /​ Anjani Canberra Aust,​ everloving Aththa of Nevinka Auckland and Sanuki and Kemith Canberra,​ passed away peacefully on 3rd June 2017 at the age of 97 years,​ was cremated within 24 hours according to her wishes.070091

ROOSEVELT (A.F.R.) GOONATILAKE – Retired Chief Engineer (R.D.A.) Southern Province – Beloved husband of Hema (Retired Teacher Mahinda College Galle & Lecturer Amarasuriya Training College,​ Unawatuna),​ loving father of Sanjeewani,​ Chamila and Kushani (I.D.H. Hospital),​ father-in-law of Pim Gesquire (European Commission,​ Brussels) & Piyasiri Kanakaratne (Businessman) and much loved grandfather of Sarnath and Ahimsa. Cortege leaves residence No. 5,​ Vidyaloka Lane 2,​ Wakwella Road,​ Galle on Thursday 8th June at 4 p.m. for burial at Dadalla Cemetery,​ Galle.069255

WIREKOON – ERIN BELLE IRANGANI – Daughter of Willian Oswald Wirekoon and Florence Maud De Silva Seneviratne,​ sister of Myrtle,​ Brenda,​ Cecil,​ Ivy,​ Enid and Yvonne,​ died peacefully on 2nd June. Remains lie at 12 Rajini Mawatha,​ off St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Ekala,​ on Thursday 8th,​ Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June until 12 noon. Cortege leaves Ekala Residence at 1 p.m. on 10th June for Anglican Service at Borella Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. and Burial at 3 p.m.,​ Borella Cemetery.069628

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

REV. SR. MARY MALACHY PERERA called to eternal rest. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 7th June at 3.00 p.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery,​ Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate,​ 90/​1,​ Rosmead Place,​ Colombo – 07.069384

DAVID – Y.S. (HR Director of Jafferjee Brothers). Husband of late Eyeline Joyce,​ loving father of Asha Helen Fernando,​ father-in-law of Viraj Fernando (Emirates,​ Dubai) and beloved grandfather of Meraj and Akshi,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence No. 51,​ Nelumpura Road,​ Ratmalana on Thursday 8th June at 2 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section).069626

DE SILVA – SAROJINI – Dearly beloved wife of Saman de Silva – Siyapatha Finance (Ex-Sampath Bank),​ precious mother of Hiroshi (University of Moratuwa Instructor),​ Ravindu (B.R. de Silva & Co.),​ daughter of Kamala Fernando and late Bandula Fernando,​ daughter-in-law of late L.W. de Silva and Susima de Silva,​ precious sister of Rekha,​ Deepthika,​ Ganga,​ Himali and Prasanna,​ sister-in-law of Chandani,​ Champika Tissa,​ Kelum,​ Chryshanthus,​ Sanath,​ Leslie,​ Sarath and Renuka. Cortege leaves residence,​ No. 34,​ 7th Cross Street,​ Panadura on Thursday 8th June,​ at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Minuwanpitiya General Cemetery,​ Walana,​ Panadura.069512

FERNANDO – ROHAN A.D. (Former Asst. Chief Commissioner,​ Sri Lanka Scout Assn),​ beloved husband of Sriyani,​ loving father of Rasanga (UAE) Suramya (UK),​ father-in-law of Suresh,​ grandfather of Sanju & Theha,​ son of late Paul & Rita,​ son-in-law of late Simon & Soma Perera,​ loving brother of late Rani & Gratien,​ Dawn,​ Cherrible,​ Yvonne,​ Nalini,​ Sheila & Jude,​ brother-in-law of Sanath,​ late Dharme,​ Indrani,​ Dhanapala,​ Merril,​ Suranjith,​ Veronica,​ Anula,​ Sarath,​ Ranjith,​ Swarna & Lalith. Cortege leaves residence 9/​4,​ Col. T.G. Jayawardena Mawatha,​ Colpetty at 3 p.m. Wednesday 7th June,​ burial at General Cemetery Kanaththa (R.C. Section). No flowers,​ donations to Cancer Hospital.069045

HERATH – DR H.M.S.S.D (ANANDA) (Retired D.D.G. (PHS) Ministry of Health,​ Retired Assistant Registrar SLMC,​ Old Boy of Kingswood College,​ Kandy),​ beloved husband of Dr (Mrs) Antoinette (NIO) Herath (Retired Rheumatologist,​ NHSL),​ loving father of Ravindra (Ravi) (Hela Clothing),​ Mahendra (Maha) (Deutsche Bank),​ Dr Deepika (Ministry of Health),​ brother of Lakshman Herath (Aviation),​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at 2 pm for service at Baptist Church,​ Cinnamon Gardens at 3 pm on 7th June (Wednesday) and thereafter interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.30 pm (R.C. Section).068999

KANAPATHIPILLAI – RATNAMALAR (RANI) 99 years,​ was called by her Lord and Father on 4th June. She was the devoted wife of late Velupillai Kanapathipillai,​. She lives on in the memories of her children Raj (Ompa),​ Ravi (Sangu),​ Senthu,​ Jeeva (Sanji),​ Veronica,​ Dharshi,​ Ki,​ Maite and Jenny,​ her grandchildren Omkhar,​ Yudhish,​ Maduri,​ Nimesh,​ Sarayu,​ Yajna,​ Irina,​ Kiran,​ Nathan and Naomi and greatgrand kids Suraiya,​ Khalid,​ Kai,​ Avery and Yara. Her remains lie at No. 2,​ Don Carolis Road,​ Colombo 5. Funeral Service will be held at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 8th June followed by Burial at Jawatte Cemetery,​ Torrington Avenue.069085

MUNAWEERA – DANNY – (Retired Superintendent of Prisons) – Called to rest in the arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of late Marie,​ loving father of Kingsley and Sandhya,​ loving father-in-law of Peter and late Neeta,​ loving seeya of Keshini,​ Ayantha,​ Nisharnthi and Husharn,​ grandfather-in-law of Shiromi,​ was called to rest on 6th June 2017. Remains lie at 47/​10 (939),​ Liyanage Mawatha,​ Vijithapura,​ Pelawatte,​ Battaramulla. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 8th June at 3.30 p.m. for the funeral service and burial at St. John Dal Bastone’s Church,​ Pelawatta,​ Battaramulla.069447

PERERA – NIHAL – Son of the late Donald Joseph Perera and the late Winifred Perera,​ beloved husband of Nelun,​ loving father of Akila and father-in-law of Sohan Gunasekera,​ loving brother of Nalini,​ Lakshman and Prema and loved brother-in-law of Christopher Jayawardana,​ Chandra and Octavia,​ uncle of Mel,​ Emma and James Perera,​ Tamara Jayawardana,​ passed away on Monday 5th June 2017 and will be sadly missed. Friends and family are invited to attend a Requiem Mass at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 8th June 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church,​ 263,​ Mona Vale Rd,​ St. Ives,​ followed by burial at Northern Cemeteries,​ Plassey Road,​ Macquarie Park. Viewing from 11.15 – 11.30 a.m.069561

ROOSEVELT (A.F.R.) GOONATILAKE – Retired Chief Engineer (R.D.A.) Southern Province – Beloved husband of Hema (Retired Teacher Mahinda College Galle & Lecturer Amarasuriya Training College,​ Unawatuna),​ loving father of Sanjeewani,​ Chamila and Kushani (I.D.H. Hospital),​ father-in-law of Pim Gesquire (European Commission,​ Brussels) & Piyasiri Kanakaratne (Businessman) and much loved grandfather of Sarnath and Ahimsa. Cortege leaves residence No. 5,​ Vidyaloka Lane 2,​ Wakwella Road,​ Galle on Thursday 8th June at 4 p.m. for burial at Dadalla Cemetery,​ Galle.069255

WICKRAMASINGHE – DR. S.Y.L.S. (LESLIE) – Retired Consultant Surgeon,​ National Hospital Sri Lanka,​ beloved husband of Chandra (Nee Wijayaratna),​ loving father of Sushani,​ Sudharshi and Sheahana,​ father-in-law of Sampath Warnapala,​ precious grandfather of Levin and Lishane,​ devoted son of the late S.Y. Pudias Wickramasinghe and late Nancy Wickramasinghe,​ brother of the late Dr. S.Y.D.C. (Douglas),​ late Duncan and of Dr. Arnold,​ Iris de Silva,​ Ian,​ Shirley,​ late Parakrama and of Myrtle and Irvin,​ son-in-law of the late Donald and late Sushila Wijayaratna. Cortege leaves residence No. 390/​28,​ Serpentine Road (Off Ruhunukala Mawatha) Colombo 8 on Wednesday 7th June at 5 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta at 5.30 p.m.069554

WIREKOON – ERIN BELLE IRANGANI – Daughter of Willian Oswald Wirekoon and Florence Maud De Silva Seneviratne,​ sister of Myrtle,​ Brenda,​ Cecil,​ Ivy,​ Enid and Yvonne,​ died peacefully on 2nd June. Remains lie at 12 Rajini Mawatha,​ off St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Ekala,​ on Thursday 8th,​ Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June until 12 noon. Cortege leaves Ekala Residence at 1 p.m. on 10th June for Anglican Service at Borella Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. and Burial at 3 p.m.,​ Borella Cemetery.069627.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

COLLURE – DR DON BERTRAM MAHENDRA. Beloved husband of Ramani,​ inspirational father of Nishani and father-in-law of Mark,​ amazing Poppa of Joshua and Toby,​ brother of Dudley and Tilak,​ brother-in-law of Nalini,​ Dellani,​ Nilanthie and Kithsiri,​ son of the late Dr DCM and Patricia Collure,​ son-in-law of Sumana and the late Roland Wijewickrema,​ passed away peacefully in Wellington NZ,​ 31 May,​ 2017 surrounded by his loving family.068900

FERNANDO – ANNIE BEATRIE (nee MENDIS) – Dearly beloved wife of late Theodore Vincent Fernando,​ loving mother of Inoma (Abans Finance PLC),​ Saumya (Australia),​ and Srinath (European Chamber of Commerce),​ mother-in-law of Trevor Fernando (Australia),​ grandmother of Shohan and Stefan,​ sister of Hilda,​ Cyril,​ Basil,​ Cecil and Mervyn (of late) and Daisy,​ Therese,​ Winifreda. Remains will lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th June 2017. Cortege leaves the Funeral Parlour on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for service and burial at Queen of Angels Church Rawathawatta,​ Moratuwa (Tel. 011-2648272).069038

FERNANDO – ROHAN A.D. (Former Asst. Chief Commissioner,​ Sri Lanka Scout Assn),​ beloved husband of Sriyani,​ loving father of Rasanga (UAE) Suramya (UK),​ father-in-law of Suresh,​ grandfather of Sanju & Theha,​ son of late Paul & Rita,​ son-in-law of late Simon & Soma Perera,​ loving brother of late Rani & Gratien,​ Dawn,​ Cherrible,​ Yvonne,​ Nalini,​ Sheila & Jude,​ brother-in-law of Sanath,​ late Dharme,​ Indrani,​ Dhanapala,​ Merril,​ Suranjith,​ Veronica,​ Anula,​ Sarath,​ Ranjith,​ Swarna & Lalith. Cortege leaves residence 9/​4,​ Col. T.G. Jayawardena Mawatha,​ Colpetty at 3 p.m. Wednesday 7th June,​ burial at General Cemetery Kanaththa (R.C. Section). No flowers,​ donations to Cancer Hospital.069045

HERATH – DR H.M.S.S.D (ANANDA) (Retired D.D.G. (PHS) Ministry of Health,​ Retired Assistant Registrar SLMC,​ Old Boy of Kingswood College,​ Kandy),​ beloved husband of Dr (Mrs) Antoinette (NIO) Herath (Retired Rheumatologist,​ NHSL),​ loving father of Ravindra (Ravi) (Hela Clothing),​ Mahendra (Maha) (Deutsche Bank),​ Dr Deepika (Ministry of Health),​ brother of Lakshman Herath (Aviation),​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at 2 pm for service at Baptist Church,​ Cinnamon Gardens at 3 pm on 7th June (Wednesday) and thereafter interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.30 pm (R.C. Section).068999

KANAPATHIPILLAI – RATNAMALAR (RANI) 99 years,​ was called by her Lord and Father on 4th June. She was the devoted wife of late Velupillai Kanapathipillai,​. She lives on in the memories of her children Raj (Ompa),​ Ravi (Sangu),​ Senthu,​ Jeeva (Sanji),​ Veronica,​ Dharshi,​ Ki,​ Maite and Jenny,​ her grandchildren Omkhar,​ Yudhish,​ Maduri,​ Sarayu,​ Yajna,​ Irina,​ Kiran,​ Nathan and Naomi and greatgrand kids Sooriya,​ Khalid,​ Kai,​ Avery and Yara. Her remains lie at No. 2,​ Don Carolis Road,​ Colombo 5. Funeral Service will be held at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 8th June followed by Burial at Jawatte Cemetery,​ Torrington Avenue.069085

PATHMANATHAN – MRS THUVARAKADEVI – Mrs THUVARAKADEVI PATHMANATHAN passed away on 04.06.2017. Daughter of Navaratnam and Nithialedchumy of Koddady,​ daughter-in-law of Markandu of Vadaliadaipu,​ beloved wife of late Pathmanathan (Asst. Collector of Customs),​ loving mother of Pathmabashini,​ Pratheesan (Australia,​ formerly Capital Maharaja),​ Pathma Prakash (USA),​ mother-in-law of Selvaskandan (Partner Varners Law Firm),​ Suganthi and Karan,​ grandmother of Dr Haresh,​ Amresh,​ Bikasha,​ Abhishek,​ Ethan,​ Haley,​ sister of Nithianandarajah,​ Sivanandarajah,​ Navanandarajah,​ Chandralekah,​ late Rathi and Shanthini (Ireland),​ sister-in-law of Gunamathy,​ Manoranjitham,​ Thangaranee,​ late Yogagopalakrishnan,​ Rajasingam and Logeswaran. Remains will lie at residence No. 9,​ St. Alban’s Place,​ Bambalapitiya on Tuesday 06.06.17 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Religious rites will commence at 9 a.m. at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Borella on 07.06.2017 Wednesday and remains will be cremated at 11.00 a.m. at the Hindu Section.069146

PETERSON – YEOLETTE (nee MACK) – Beloved wife of late Ryle,​ beloved daughter of the late Mervyn and Canice Mack,​ darling mother of Shawn,​ loving sister of Deanna,​ Millicent and Anne and of the late Charmaine,​ Stanmore,​ Heloise,​ Clair and Malcolm (All deceased),​ sister-in-law of Denise,​ late Dave and of Camille called to Rest. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 6th June for Burial at the Roman Catholic Section of the General Cemetery Borella.069251

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Monday, June 5, 2017.

JINADASA – HANTHI (former Managing Director of Harischandra Mills,​​ Matara). Beloved husband of Nanda,​​ loving father of Indika,​​ Kamalika,​​ Ganga,​​ Menaka,​​ father-in-law of Priyanthi,​​ Kosala,​​ Malcolm and Himali,​​ precious grandfather of Dinethri,​​ Lasantha,​​ Kaushika,​​ Gowri,​​ Nishelli,​​ Senelli,​​ Shane and Dinelli,​​ passed away. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Saturday,​​ 3rd June from 5 pm. until Sunday 4th June till 10 p.m. and will be taken to his Home in Matara at No. 86,​​ Akuressa Road,​​ Matara. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 pm. for Cremation at Matara Cemetery,​​ on Monday 5th June.068863

MADAWELA – CHEREEN – (Judge of the Court of Appeal). Beloved wife of Wimalasiri (Retired Court Registrar),​ loving mother of Rasantha (ICL Maharaja),​ sister of (late) Chrishanthi,​ Nalin (Judge of the Supreme Court),​ Kumari (Sri Lankan),​ (late) Nilanthi,​ Shoba (Attorney-at-Law),​ Sasthri (AMW) and Dulari and sister-in-law of Sriyani (Attorney-at-Law),​ Priyantha and Ruchira. Cortege leaves residence 74/​24,​ Jaya Road,​ Udahamulla,​ Nugegoda on Monday 5th June at 3.00 p.m. for burial at Geneal Cemetery,​ Borella.068873

MENDIS – PRINCY – Beloved wife of late Dr. Lionel Perera,​ loving mother of Jayanie,​ Sumith,​ Senaka,​ Prilani,​ Pradeep,​ mother-in-law of Lloyd,​ Shiranie,​ Jeya,​ Jude Priyanka and sister of Tony Mendis,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 169,​ Church Road,​ Tudella on Tuesday 6th at 3.30 p.m. for Service at St. Mary’s Church and for burial at Kanuwana Cemetery. Tel: 2236024.068874

SAPUKOTANAGE – BANDU – (Retired School Principal). Husband of late Mercy,​​ beloved son of late Mr and Mrs Piyadasa Sapukotanage,​​ loving father of Thushara (Attorney-at-Law),​​ Pubudu (Beataventure) and Namal,​​ father-in-law of Nimal (Beataventure),​​ Sarath and Dilani,​​ beloved grandfather of Niluka (Srilankan Air Lines),​​ Dileepa,​​ Danushka (Srilankan Air Lines),​​ Dilum,​​ Mishara and Nishitha. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 5th June 2017 for cremation at 5 p.m. at General Cemetery,​​ Kanatte.068834

SUMANASEKERA – SISIRA. Beloved father of Malith,​ father-in-law of Meththa,​ loving brother of Hema,​ late Premasiri,​ late Piyasiri,​ Kulasiri,​ Menaka,​ Sarath and Ranjith,​ brother-in-law of Batty Weerakoon,​ Leela,​ Mangalika,​ Chithra,​ Prathap Ramanujam,​ Padma and Kusum,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from Saturday,​ 3rd June,​ 2017. Cortege leaves parlour on Sunday 4th June for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 3 p.m.066592

THOMAS – SONIA THERESE,​​ wife of late Merill Thomas,​​ loving mother of Michelle Shuyinta,​​ Spencer Thomas and Melanie Ousman,​​ mother-in-law of Tyronne Shuyinta and Dinshan Ousman,​​ grandmother of Delon,​​ Razzaq,​​ Jason and Issac,​​ sister of Rozanne Jansz,​​ Charmaine Vander Hoven,​​ Sandra Vanlangenberg. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves funeral parlour on Monday 5th June at 3.30 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery Borella (Roman Catholic Section).068871

WHITE – A.E.N. (NORBERT) Beloved husband of Mali,​​ loving father of Michael & Anne,​​ loving son of late Cosmos & Primrose,​​ father-in-law of Lasantha & Aruni,​​ brother of late Patrick & of Judith,​​ Grandfather of Shevon,​​ Oshain & Jehoshua. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Monday 5th June at 4 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery,​​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).068870

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REV. SR. MARY DOMINIC PERERA called to Eternal Rest. Funeral Mass on Sunday 4th June at 9.00 a.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery, Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate, 90/1, Rosmead Place, Colombo – 07. 068793

COREA – MAUD. Called to rest in the arms of Jesus. Wife of late Vincent Corea,​​ loving mother of Minoli Rodrigo (Unilever),​​ Ayanthi Jayathilake and late Eshan Corea,​​ mother-in-law of Alan Rodrigo (India Lanka Express),​​ Wasantha Jayathilake (Bangladesh) and Sherin Corea (Vogue Jewellers),​​ loving grandmother of Joel,​​ Ashalya,​​ Aimee and Gayendri,​​ beloved sister of Hellen Ambros,​​ Dudley Ranasinghe,​​ Pamala De Silva,​​ Kumar Ranasinghe and Mala Chandrasekera,​​ Cortege leaves residence 79 A,​​ Rodrigo Place,​​ Mattakkuliya,​​ Colombo-15,​​ on 04th June at 4.00 p.m. for burial at R.C. Section,​​ General Cemetery,​​ Borella.068472

JAYASINGHA – M.P.M. (Polly). Beloved husband of Mavis,​​ loving father of Asitha and Chanaka (Stretchline),​​ father-in-law of Ransirini,​​ loving grandfather of Ranul and Pavan,​​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.15 p.m. No. 33/​​1,​​ Mission Lane,​​ Off Mission Road,​​ Pitakotte on Sunday 4th June 2017 for cremation at Beddagana Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.068567

JINADASA HANTHI (former Managing Director of Harischandra Mills,​ Matara). Beloved husband of Nanda,​ loving father of Indika,​ Kamalika,​ Ganga,​ Menaka,​ father-in-law of Priyanthi,​ Kosala,​ Malcolm and Himali,​ precious grandfather of Dinethri,​ Lasantha,​ Kaushika,​ Gowri,​ Nishelli,​ Senelli,​ Shane and Dinelli,​ passed away. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Saturday,​ 3rd June from 5 pm. until Sunday 4th June till 10 p.m. and will be taken to his Home in Matara at No. 86,​ Akuressa Road,​ Matara. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 pm. for Cremation at Matara Cemetery,​ on Monday 5th June.068862

LILY – JACOB. Called to rest with Jesus. Mother of Barnett,​​ mother-in-law of Chandi,​​ grandmother of Radhini and Chamodh,​​ sister of Eric,​​ Henry and late Violet,​​ aunt of Russel,​​ Kingsley and Paul,​​ was called to rest on 2nd June 2017. Remains lie at No. 37 A,​​ Shramadhana Mawatha,​​ Rawathawatte,​​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th of June at 4 p.m. for St. Mark’s Church,​​ Idama,​​ Moratuwa. Thereafter burial at Holy Emmanuel Burial Ground,​​ Rawathawatte,​​ Moratuwa.068770

PROFESSOR SIRI GUNASINGHE – February 18,​ 1925 – May 24,​ 2017. Siri Gunasinghe,​ beloved husband,​ father and grandfather,​ passed away peacefully with his loving family at his bedside,​ in Victoria,​ B.C.,​ Canada on May 24,​ 2017. He was 92 years old. He leaves behind Hemamali,​ his devoted wife of 56 years,​ his beloved daughter and son,​ Manju and Ravi,​ his dear son-in-law and daughter-in-law,​ Mark and Carol,​ and his three precious granddaughters,​ Serena,​ Ava and Hayley; he was their special seeya,​ full of boundless love and generosity,​ an unruffled presence of simple elegance,​ grace and dignity in their lives. He also leaves behind,​ his dear brother,​ Dharma Gunasinghe,​ brother-in-law,​ Ananda Goonasekera,​ and sisters-in-law,​ Dawn,​ Jathy and Nelun and many nieces and nephews and extended family,​ as well as a host of devoted friends,​ colleagues and students. A man of dignity and humility,​ his love of family,​ friends,​ and Sri Lanka transcended his regard for the many achievements and the accolades that honoured him. He leaves with us memories of his extraordinary warmth and light as his endearing and enduring gift to give us comfort and lift our spirits at this time,​ just as his presence among us has done all these years. According to his wishes,​ a private cremation took place in Victoria,​ B.C.,​ Canada,​ with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.068809
 

PUNCHINILAME – PUSHPA. Beloved wife of late K.R.M. Punchinilame (retired Director of Education),​ mother of Bisheka,​ Shriyani,​ Sepali,​ Amarashantha & Saumya,​ mother-in-law of Navendra,​ late Bertram,​ Nilani and Sisira,​ grandmother of Venuri,​ Unanga,​ late Manendra,​ Rishi,​ Isuri,​ Onesh,​ Danya and Dulran,​ great grandmother of Talia and Rahaela,​ passed away. Remains will lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cremation at the General Cemetery Kanatte at 2.00 p.m. on June 4,​ 2017.068868
 

THOMAS – SONIA THERESE,​ wife of late Merill Thomas,​ loving mother of Michelle Shuyinta,​ Spencer Thomas and Melanie Ousman,​ mother-in-law of Tyronne Shuyinta and Dinshan Ousman,​ grandmother of Delon,​ Razzaq,​ Jason and Issac,​ sister of Rozanne Jansz,​ Charmaine Vander Hoven,​ Sandra Vanlangenberg. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves funeral parlour on Monday 5th June at 3.30 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery Borella (Roman Catholic Section).068867
 

WHITE – A.E.N. (NORBERT) Beloved husband of Mali,​ loving father of Michael & Anne,​ loving son of late Cosmos & Primrose,​ father-in-law of Lasantha & Aruni,​ brother of late Patrick & of Judith,​ Grandfather of Shevon,​ Oshain & Jehoshua. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Monday 5th June at 4 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).068866

SAPUKOTANAGE – BANDU – (Retired School Principal). Husband of late Mercy,​ beloved son of late Mr and Mrs Piyadasa Sapukotanage,​ loving father of Thushara (Attorney-at-Law),​ Pubudu (Beataventure) and Namal,​ father-in-law of Nimal (Beataventure),​ Sarath and Dilani,​ beloved grandfather of Niluka (Srilankan Air Lines),​ Dileepa,​ Danushka (Srilankan Air Lines),​ Dilum,​ Mishara and Nishitha. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 5th June 2017 for cremation at 5 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte.068836

SENASEKERA – DR. UPALI EMBULDENIYA,​ NUGEGODA. Beloved husband of Dr. Mrs. Hemalatha Liyanage,​​ loving father of Tishantha,​​ Buddhika,​​ Wijayanthi,​​ Uresh and Chehan,​​ father-in-law of Shanika,​ Nalini,​ Prasanna and Wasana,​ passed away. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​​ Colombo 08 until 3 p.m. today and the cremation will be at 4 p.m. in General Cemetery,​ Borella.068853

SUMANASEKERA – SISIRA. Beloved father of Malith,​​ father-in-law of Meththa,​​ loving brother of Hema,​​ late Premasiri,​​ late Piyasiri,​​ Kulasiri,​​ Menaka,​​ Sarath and Ranjith,​​ brother-in-law of Batty Weerakoon,​​ Leela,​​ Mangalika,​​ Chithra,​​ Prathap Ramanujam,​​ Padma and Kusum,​​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​​ Borella from Saturday,​​ 3rd June,​​ 2017. Cortege leaves Parlour on Sunday 4th June for cremation at General Cemetery,​​ Borella at 3 p.m.066590

ZAROOK – M.M.M. – It is with immense grief that we inform friends and colleagues of the demise of Mr. M.M.M. Zarook – Retired Senior Draufghtsman of the Irrigation Deparment on 24.04.2017 after brief illness. Funeral took place on the same day. Regret inability to notify individually. Mrs. Zarook and Family. 328,​ Main Street,​ Matale. 54/​3D,​ Agalawatte Road,​ Matale. T.P – 066-2230291.067448
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Saturday, June 3, 2017.

CHANDRAMATHY – KARALAKULASINGAM. Beloved daughter of T.A. Karalakulasingam and Faith Rasamallikai,​ passed away peacefully on June 1st after a brief illness. Sister of Karuni,​ Keerthi,​ Paki,​ Bo and Nimal. She leaves behind her brother Rajah (USA) and her sister Rani (UK),​ 6 nephews and nieces and 5 great nieces and nephews. Her funeral is at 10 a.m. on Saturday 3rd June 2017 from the Mahinda Funeral Parlour at Mount Lavinia. May she rest in peace.068575

CHRISTOPHER – LALITHA JOSEPHINE. Wife of Suren Christopher,​ daughter of late P.S. & Violet Dyonisius,​ mother of Nishan & Niroshan,​ daughter-in-law of late Thuraisingam & Leela Christopher,​ sister of James,​ Lorinta,​ Wije,​ Suren & Dan,​ sister-in-law of Jude,​ Nalini,​ Kala,​ Kusum,​ Swenie,​ Chrysie,​ Rajee,​ Rabin,​ Theva & Jegan,​ mother-in-law of Bavithra and Nithila,​ aunt to Shenaka,​ Devika,​ Roshan,​ Sanjeev,​ Rajivan,​ Sheroma,​ Romella,​ Ashiki,​ Stephanie,​ Shehan and Jennifer,​ great aunt to Sanjana,​ Shobana,​ Dhiran,​ Naveen and Amara. Cortege leavdes A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday 3rd June at 9.15 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 10 a.m.067331

COREA – MAUD. Called to rest in the arms of Jesus. Wife of late Vincent Corea,​ loving mother of Minoli Rodrigo (Unilever),​ Ayanthi Jayathilake and late Eshan Corea,​ mother-in-law of Alan Rodrigo (India Lanka Express),​ Wasantha Jayathilake (Bangladesh) and Sherin Corea (Vogue Jewellers),​ loving grandmother of Joel,​ Ashalya,​ Aimee and Gayendri,​ beloved sister of Hellen Ambros,​ Dudley Ranasinghe,​ Pamala De Silva,​ Kumar Ranasinghe and Mala Chandrasekera,​ Cortege leaves residence 79 A,​ Rodrigo Place,​ Mattakkuliya,​ Colombo-15,​ on 04th June at 4.00 p.m. for burial at R.C. Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella.068469

DE SILVA – NIHAL. Dearly beloved husband of Susitha (nee Mendis),​ loving father of Naushali and Shawan (NDB),​ Nihara (University of Colombo) and Nethuni (HFC Bambalapitiya),​ son of late Walter and Grace De Silva,​ loving brother of Suranganie,​ Shanthi and Lakshmi. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday the 3rd June,​ 3.30 p.m. for service at Pepiliyana Methodist Church. Thereafter burial at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia at 5.00 p.m. No. 3,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Pepiliyana.067050

FERNANDO – ROHAN BERTILLE. Chairman,​ Starline Enterprises,​ former Finance Manager St. Anthony’s Group,​ Ex-President Small & Medium Industrialists Association,​ Manager Rivonve Leisure Avissawella. Beloved husband of Christine,​ loving father of Nirosh (Janet Lanka),​ Ramesh (Starline),​ Harshi & Dulesh,​ father-in-law of Nadika,​ Shalinthi & Nirosh,​ brother of Roshan & Rohan De Saa,​ son of late C.A. Fernando & Gladys (Staff OLV Convent),​ son-in-law of late Christy Perera (Uswatte) & of Mabel. Cortege leaves residence at 2.45 p.m. No. 437,​ Galle Road,​ Ratmalana on Saturday,​ 3rd June for burial at St. Sebastian’s Church,​ Moratuwa at 3.30 p.m.067659

HITCHCOCK – THILAKA,​ passed away peacefully in London on 30 May,​ 2017. Beloved wife of the late John Hitchcock,​ mother of Ramani and Dharshini,​ mother-in-law of Brian,​ grandmother of Anusha,​ Ravi,​ Minoli and Gitanjali and great-grandmother of Leila and Anya. Survived by siblings. Seela,​ Mangay,​ Summa,​ Saras and Visvan. Private cremation to be held in London; service of thanksgiving to be held in Colombo later in the year.068070

JAYASINGHA – M.P.M. (Polly). Beloved husband of Mavis,​ loving father of Asitha and Chanaka (Stretchline),​ father-in-law of Ransirini,​ loving grandfather of Ranul and Pavan,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.15 p.m. No. 33/​1,​ Mission Lane,​ Off Mission Road,​ Pitakotte on Sunday 4th June 2017 for cremation at Beddagana Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.068573

KEKULAWELA – IRANGANI PORTIA ADELAIDE (nee GOONATILLEKE). Died in San Francisco,​ California,​ USA. Loving daughter of late (Mudliyer Charles William Abeywickrama Goonatilleke and Margerat Cicilia Goonatilleke,​ beloved wife of late Oswin Kekulawela,​ loving mother of Tyrone,​ Sidonia,​ Sarojinia,​ Dushyantha and Cristopher,​ loving sister of all late (Carl,​ Keith,​ Shelton,​ Stephanie,​ Myrtle,​ Kingsley,​ Sylvia,​ Constance (Rexie). Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on 3rd June,​ 2017,​ 3.30 p.m. for burial at Borella General Cemetery,​ Roman Catholic Section.068463
 

LILY – JACOB. Called to rest with Jesus. Mother of Barnett,​ mother-in-law of Chandi,​ grandmother of Radhini and Chamodh,​ sister of Eric,​ Henry and late Violet,​ aunt of Russel,​ Kingsley and Paul,​ was called to rest on 2nd June 2017. Remains lie at No. 37 A,​ Shramadhana Mawatha,​ Rawathawatte,​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th of June at 4 p.m. for St. Mark’s Church,​ Idama,​ Moratuwa. Thereafter burial at Holy Emmanuel Burial Grounds,​ Rawathawatte,​ Moratuwa.068768

SENASEKERA – DR. UPALI EMBULDENIYA NUGEGODA Beloved husband of Dr. Mrs. Hemalatha Liyanage,​ loving father of Tishantha,​ Buddhika,​ Wijayanthi,​ Uresh and Chehan,​ father-in-law of Shanika Nalini Prasanna and Wasana passed away. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Colombo 08 from Noon on 03.06.2017.068782

PERERA – GRATIAN EMMANUEL (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving husband of Anula Perera,​ father of Dr. Manomi,​ Samanthi (Attorney-at-Law) and Rajeev,​ father-in-law of Dr. Alvin Sebastian. His remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 3rd June at 2 p.m. for service at St. Thomas’s Church,​ Kotte and thereafter burial at the Church Cemetery at 3 p.m.067313

SUMANASEKERA – SISIRA. Beloved father of Malith,​ father-in-law of Meththa,​ loving brother of Hema,​ late Premasiri,​ late Piyasiri,​ Kulasiri,​ Menaka,​ Sarath and Ranjith,​ brother-in-law of Batty Weerakoon,​ Leela,​ Mangalika,​ Chithra,​ Prathap Ramanujam,​ Padma and Kusum,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from Saturday,​ 3rd June,​ 2017. Cortege leaves parlour on Sunday 4th June for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 3 p.m.066592

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Friday, June 2, 2017.

MARIST BROTHER – REV. BRO. VICTOR EMMANUEL FERNANDO expired. The remains lie at Maris Stella College,​ Chapel on Thursday the 1st June from 6 p.m. onwards. Holy Mass begins at 2.30 p.m. on Friday,​ the 2nd June 2017. Thereafter,​ cortege leaves for the General Cemetery,​ Negombo.067362

CHRISTOPHER – LALITHA JOSEPHINE – Wife of Suren Christopher,​ daughter of late P.S. & Violet Dyonisius,​ mother of Nishan & Niroshan,​ daughter-in-law of late Thuraisingam & Leela Christopher,​ sister of James,​ Lorinta,​ Wije,​ Suren & Dan,​ sister-in-law of Jude,​ Nalini,​ Kala,​ Kusum,​ Swenie,​ Chrysie,​ Rajee,​ Rabin,​ Theva & Jegan,​ mother-in-law of Bavithra and Nithila,​ aunt of Shenaka,​ Devika,​ Roshan,​ Sanjeev,​ Rajivan,​ Sheroma,​ Romella,​ Ashiki,​ Stephanie,​ Shehan and Jennifer,​ great aunt to Sanjana,​ Shobana,​ Dhiran,​ Naveen and Amara. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Friday 2nd June from 3 p.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 3rd June at 9.15 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 10 a.m.067323

CORTELING – ALEX – Beloved husband of Trudy,​ loving father of Aleister,​ Averil and Charmaine,​ father-in-law of (late),​ Stan,​ grandfather of Nicole. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday 1st June 2017. Cortege leaves the Funeral Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 2nd June 2017,​ for Cremation at 3 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte.066277

DE SILVA – NIHAL. Dearly beloved husband of Susitha (nee Mendis),​ loving father of Naushali and Shawan (NDB),​ Nihara (University of Colombo) and Nethuni (HFC Bambalapitiya),​ son of late Walter and Grace De Silva,​ loving brother of Suranganie,​ Shanthi and Lakshmi. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday the 3rd June,​ 3.30 p.m. for service at Pepiliyana Methodist Church. Thereafter burial at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia at 5.00 p.m. No. 3,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Pepiliyana.067050

DE SILVA – SRIANI M. Sister of Annesley,​ Indira,​ Ruvini and late Everard,​ sister-in-law of Camilla,​ George and Lakshman,​ passed away on 31st May. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour for Methodist Church,​ Mt. Lavinia at 3.00 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia at 4.00 p.m. on 2nd June.066594

FERNANDO – ROHAN BERTILLE. Chairman,​ Starline Enterprises,​ former Finance Manager St. Anthony’s Group,​ Ex-President Small & Medium Industrialists Association,​ Manager Rivonve Leisure Avissawella. Beloved husband of Christine,​ loving father of Nirosh (Janet Lanka),​ Ramesh (Starline),​ Harshi & Dulesh,​ father-in-law of Nadika,​ Shalinthi & Nirosh,​ brother of Roshan & Rohan De Saa,​ son of late C.A. Fernando & Gladys (Staff OLV Convent),​ son-in-law of late Christy Perera (Uswatte) & of Mabel. Cortege leaves residence at 2.45 p.m. No. 437,​ Galle Road,​ Ratmalana on Saturday,​ 3rd June for burial at St. Sebastian’s Church,​ Moratuwa at 3.30 p.m.067659

MADURAPPERUMA – UPALI. Beloved husband of late Mrs Geetanjali Madurapperuma,​ loving father of Oshini Madurapperuma and late son of Lalith Madurapperuma,​ brother of Madurapperuma family at Ridithotuwa,​ Kegalle,​ brother-in-law of Shantha Arangala (Australia),​ Sunil and Jayanthi Weerasinghe (Australia),​ Sumith and Senani Arangala,​ passed away. Remains lie at Jayarathna Funeral Parlour,​ Kalubowila. Cremation at Nedimala Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday 3rd June.067647

PERERA – GRATIAN EMMANUEL (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving husband of Anula Perera,​ father of Dr. Manomi,​ Samanthi (Attorney-at-Law) and Rajeev,​ father-in-law of Dr. Alvin Sebastian. His remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 3rd June at 2 p.m. for service at St. Thomas’s Church,​ Kotte and thereafter burial at the Church Cemetery at 3 p.m.067313

PEIRIS – SHIRAN DILANTHA THEODORE – Loving son of Theodore and Bency Peiris,​ beloved husband of Antoinette Nirosha Peiris,​ loving father of Sandalika Nishitha and Clara Peiris,​ beloved brother of Charmaine,​ Bernard,​ Viswajith,​ Viraj and Savithri. Cortege leaves home on Friday June 2nd at 2.45 p.m. No. 145,​ Kotalawella Road,​ Moratuwa. Burial at St. Michael’s Church Koralawella,​ Moratuwa.067680

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Thursday, June 1, 2017.

CORTELING – ALEX – Beloved husband of Trudy,​ loving father of Aleister,​ Averil and Charmaine,​ father-in-law of (late),​ Stan,​ grandfather of Nicole. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday 1st June 2017. Cortege leaves the Funeral Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 2nd June 2017,​ for Cremation at 3 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte.066277

DE SILVA – SRIANI M. Sister of Annesley,​ Indira,​ Ruvini and late Everard,​ sister-in-law of Camilla,​ George and Lakshman,​ passed away on 31st May. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour for Methodist Church,​ Mt. Lavinia at 3.00 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia at 4.00 p.m. on 2nd June.066594

FERNANDO – KAMALA. Beloved wife of late Vernon Fernando,​ much loved mother of Manilal,​ Dr. Tissa,​ Sarath,​ Niranjan,​ Renuka and Maya mother-in-law of Manoari,​ Kamani,​ Sandhya Anil and Mano adored grandmother of Dr. Manil,​ Malik,​ Virantha,​ Imali,​ Shalini,​ Sunara,​ Ruwan,​ Ravin,​ Tissa,​ Shehan & Roshan & great grandmother to her six great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Sunderi & late Sathivel called to eternal rest. Cortege leaves residence 45,​ Sri Ratnajothi Mw,​ Koswatte,​ Nawala at 4.15 pm. on Thursday 1st June for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatta.066253

GUNARATNAM RAJAMOHAN (SONNY) – Son of late Samuel Gunaratnam and Regina Kuddipillai,​ beloved husband of Saraswathy Rajamohan nee Kadirgamar,​ proud father of Arukshan Rajamohan (Cayman Islands) and father-in-law of Chaturika Fonseka,​ daughter of Prof. T.S.G. Fonseka and Sepalika Fonseka and sister of Sayuri Fonseka and husband Joel Ganeshan and grandfather of Aaron,​ Noah and Amaya,​ brother of Mrs Mahildevi Paramalingham (Canada) and of late Mr Jeyasingham,​ Balasingham,​ Tharmarajah,​ Shanmugnathan and Mrs Pushpavanam Selvaratnam and much loved uncle of nephews and nieces. The remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Parlour,​ cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday June 01,​ 2017. Viewing from Wednesday 9 a.m. at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Borella.066087

MAHALINGAM – SUPPIAH – (Retd. Technical Staff,​ Police,​ Mirihana). Mr. Suppiah Mahalingam,​ son of late Thisaweerasingham Suppiah and late Mrs. Suppiah Sellama,​ brother of late Mr. Suppiah,​ Ariyaratnam and brother-in-law of Mrs. Nageswary Ariyaratnam,​ uncle of Mrs. Muraleeswary Ignatious(Australia) Ignatious Joseph (Australia),​ grandfather of Shobeetha (Australia) and Vaisali,​ expired on 29/​5/​2017. The funeral will be on 1/​6/​2017 at Jayaratna Florist,​ Borella and cremation at 3 O’ clock at Borella Cemetery Hindu Section,​ Borella. Information : Family members. No. 39, I.B.C. Road, Wellawatta, Colombo-06. Tel. 2362107,​ 0778471100.066434

PERERA – B.D. (Lake House News Agent,​ Mahawila). Beloved husband of Mrs D.E. Jayasinghe,​ loving father of Renuka,​ Nandana,​ Lalana and Dayajeewa,​ father-in-law of Sisira Pamada,​ Saman and Himali,​ passed away at the age of 83 on 30.05.2017. Funeral will take place at 6.00 p.m. on 01.06.2017 at the Minuwanpitiya Crematorium,​ Panadura. No. 121,​ Horana Road,​ Mahawila,​ Panadura.066553

PERERA – NIRMAL (Chairman – N.J. Caterers) – Loving son of late Huge Perera (Attorney-at-Law) and Geraldine Perera,​ beloved husband of Jesmine Perera,​ loving father of Dilakshan Perera and Dilshan Perera (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving brother of Maccella Abey Silva,​ father-in-law of Maneesha and Gimhani,​ brother-in-law of Abey Silva,​ grandfather of Tharul,​ Jenara and Deroosha,​ uncle of Niroshan and Manisha,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 8/​79,​ Perera Gardens,​ Colombo Road,​ Kurunegala on 1st June 2017 at 4 p.m. for burial at R.C. Section General Cemetery,​ Kurunegala.066077

VYANTHARASAPILLAI – GEORGE ANTHONY – Loving husband of Mihiri,​ father of Pradeep Edward (Gap Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.),​ Geethal Anthony (TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.),​ and Nilakshi Cooray (UB Finance),​ grandfather of Shenali and Prishene. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Thursday 1st June at 1.15 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 2 p.m.066281

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New Sri Lanka tax law imposes Rs10 million fine for tax evasion

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New Sri Lanka tax law imposes Rs10mn fine for tax evasion

Jun 23, 2017.

Sri Lanka has one of the lowest tax: GDP ratios in the Asia-Pacific region  

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankans convicted of tax evasion can be liable to a fine not exceeding 10 million rupees or imprisonment for up to two years, or to both under the new tax law.


The punishment is for those who wilfully evade or try to evade the assessment, payment or collection of tax or who wilfully and fraudulently claims a refund of tax to which they are not entitled.

The new Inland Revenue bill is to be presented to parliament this month month and may become law over the next two months after extensive debate, ministers have said.

The new bill retains the feudal-style priviledge of the existing act where the President of Sri Lanka does not have to pay tax despite being the head of a 21 century democracy. Several African and third world nations have similar provisions. Some African nations like Nigeria have begun to take away the feudal-style priviledge.

According to published data US ex-President Barak Obama and his wife paid 81,472 in Federal income tax and another 16,000 in state income taxes in 2015.

81,472

(COLOMBO, June 23, 2017)
 

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News Release: Celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th Anniversary on July 1

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By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL.


 

 

 

This year is Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversary. Events celebrating Ontario 150 will take place across the province for the rest of the year. The Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park has been a tradition since 1967. Formerly known as “Dominion Day”, Canada Day marks the anniversary of the day in 1867 that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec joined Confederation.

Roads around Queen’s Park will be closed from 6 a.m. on July 1 to 1 a.m. on July 2. Please see relevant News Release below.

 

News Release

Celebrate Ontario and Canada's 150th Anniversary on July 1.

June 28, 2017

Ontario Hosting and Supporting Events Throughout the Province

Canada and Ontario turn 150 on July 1st, and the province is celebrating with festivities and events across the province.

Ontario will host its annual Canada Day festivities on the front lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto. In celebration of Canada and Ontario's 150th anniversaries, a citizenship ceremony for 150 new Canadians will be held on the main stage at Queen's Park at 10 a.m. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and musical performances will run until 10 p.m. The official opening and 21-gun salute will begin at noon. Admission is free. 

The province's official celebration at Queen's Park on Saturday, July 1 includes: 

  • Performances of Cinderella and The Little Prince, and meet-and-greets with the casts
  • Unity, a celebration of multicultural heritage, featuring Indigenous drum and dance, and Indian, African, European, Asian and Latin styles of dance and movement
  • An evening concert featuring Juno Award-winning Ojibwe country singer Crystal Shawanda, Franco-Ontarian folk band Hey, Wow!, and the Toronto pop rock group Ginger Ale & The Monowhales.
  • Craft making, board games, trivia, pow wow drum and dance lessons, and free yoga classes
  • The Legislative Assembly of Ontario's open house from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Across the province, Ontario is supporting nearly 1,000 events and initiatives, including Canada day celebrations, to help people mark this extra special anniversary. From London to Thunder Bay, Owen Sound to Ottawa there are fun events and festivitie s for the whole family to enjoy

150 years of history and accomplishment is not celebrated every day, so let's make Canada Day 2017 something to remember.

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Dr. Upali Mahanama, pioneer marketeer, trainer and sportsman has passed away

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Dr. Upali Mahanama

News has reached us that Dr. Upali Mahanama passed away this morning (Wednesday, June 28, 2017) in Colombo. 

He is a recognized sportsman and sports administrator, having skippered Bloomfield C.C. in the Daily News Trophy and being a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, President of the Cricket Umpires’ Association and President of the prestigious Mercantile Cricket Association. He is very proud of his 2 cricketing sons – Devaka who played as a professional in Australia and Roshan a past Captain of Sri Lanka and present ICC International Match Referee.

In 2005, Phoenix International University conferred a Doctorate in Business Administration, on Upali Mahanama, a veteran Marketer and Trainer, at a glittering Convocation at Sunway Hotel, Malaysia.

He was also conferred an Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Business Practitioners UK and Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Management. The awards were conferred by His Royal Highness, Dato Seri Tengku (Prince) Azlan Ibni Sultan Abu Bakar, Deputy Minister of Transport, Malaysia. His Royal Highness is a Prince of the Royal House of Pahang in Malaysia.

Mahanama has trained thousands of managers in over 20 countries and has led many Marketing Teams. He has been a CEO, Managing Director, Trainer and Marketing Consultant. His professional career spans over four decades studded with distinction. He commenced his career in 1964 as a Salesman at Unilever Sri Lanka and rose to the position of Brand Manager. In 1975, he was Head of Marketing at Warner Hudnut and in 1979 the Imports Director of Mackwoods Limited. His work and interests took him to over 40 countries in 5 continents. This exposure, he confesses, helped him to be an international Marketing Consultant and Trainer.

The desire for training he confirms came from his commitment to Junior Chamber International, U.S.A. After being the National President in Sri Lanka, he was awarded JCI Senatorship, the highest international honour. In St. Louis, USA, he was elected as JCI World Vice President in charge of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. In 1981, he was appointed Special Training Officer to Pakistan and Chairman of JCI World Training Team.

He is a Founder Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Since 1998, he has presented many Research Papers at International forums in Bangladesh, Singapore and India. In 1999 he was approved by the United Nations to train UNHCR personnel in selected countries in Asia. Since 1982, he has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Ceylon and Katubedde University and Course Director – Polytechnic Diploma in Marketing.

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Excerpt of an article in the Ceylon Daily News of June 29, 2017.

Dr. Upali Mahanama, a former president of the Association of Cricket Umpires Sri Lanka (ACUSL) and father of former Sri Lanka cricket captain and ICC Match Referee Roshan Mahanama passed away at his residence at Nugegoda yesterday four days before his 77th birthday which falls on Sunday.

Upali has been ailing for some time fighting the dreaded disease of prostate cancer for the past five years. He breathed his last in the early hours of yesterday with his family – wife Swarna and sons Devaka and Roshan by his side.

Upali was a man of many parts and there was nothing he had not achieved in life, which he lived to the full.

He was a recognized sportsman and sports administrator, having captained Bloomfield C & AC in the Daily News Trophy and being a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, President of the ACUSL and President of the prestigious Mercantile Cricket Association.

Upali played for Nalanda College in 1959 under the captaincy of Sarath Silva and was followed by his two sons Devaka who played in 1978-79 and Roshan from 1983-85.

Apart from his sports achievement Upali excelled in many other fields. His professional career that spanned over four decades was studded with distinction. He commenced his career in 1964 as a salesman at Unilever Sri Lanka and rose to the position of Brand Manager. In 1975, he was Head of Marketing at Warner Hudnut and in 1979 the Imports Director of Mackwoods Limited. His work and interests took him to over 40 countries in five continents. This exposure, he once confessed, helped him to be an international Marketing Consultant and Trainer. He trained thousands of managers in over 20 countries and led many marketing teams. He was a CEO, Managing Director, Trainer and Marketing Consultant. Upali was a Founder Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and presented many Research Papers at International forums in Bangladesh, Singapore and India. In 1999 he was approved by the United Nations to train UNHCR personnel in selected countries in Asia.

The Phoenix International University conferred a Doctorate in Business Administration on Upali. He was also conferred an Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Business Practitioners UK and Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Management.

Upali was very proud of his two cricketing sons – Devaka who played as a professional in Australia and Roshan, a past captain of Sri Lanka and former ICC Match Referee.

Upali’s remains will be taken to 100/2, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7 today at 10 am. His funeral will also take place today at the General Cemetery, Borella at 5 pm. – ST

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“BALI BELLY” by Desmond Kelly “the star of eLanka”

Posted on 28 June 2017 by admin

By: Desmond Kelly

The memories keep flooding back. The year, 1950, St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, Form 1, so many good friends, such fabulous “natural talents”, my buddies, all now “gone to their rest”, & in a much better place, friends like Denis Roberts, the gentle, light-eyed “crooner” who, if you closed your eyes, WAS Frank Sinatra or the lead-singer of the fabulous “Inkspots”, depending on the song he wanted to sing at that moment. I still remember his own favourites of “Frankie boy”, as we called him, were “From here to Eternity” or “Learnin the Blues”& “To each his own” sung by Bill Kenny Jnr., the lead-singer (tenor) of the Inkspots. Then there was Patrick Nelson, another fine musician and pianist who could “tickle the ivories” with the best of them and was also a “Peterite”, another “musician friend” by the name of Elmo Mullholland, who loved to play the guitar and invited “yours truly” to his home in Dehiwala to teach him a few chords and went on to be able to teach ME some, plus become one of the very BEST “Bass” players in all of Ceylon. These fine musicians were just examples of personal pals of mine, who will never be forgotten.

Then, of course, there were the guys like Ray Forbes & Basil Ambrose, “top” students in class & also one Mohan Lalvani, from the very well known “Lalvani Bros” family in Colombo Fort, & Carl Jansz, son of the well-known Jansz family of the latter end of Lorensz Road, who would do ANYTHING to create mischief & get a laugh. Carl is now “gone”, but I do believe that only “the good die young” & Mohan, who used to tease me with the saying ” Kelly, belly, beans on my belly” & “this bean” are still alive & kicking.

From this period, I will also never forget my pal David Swan, son of the Ceylon Judge St.Clair Swan, who used to “pinch” his dad’s “Black& White” cigarettes for US to smoke at the little thosai-joint at the top of Lorensz Road, after a feed of thosai, string-hoppers & sambal, finishing off with a “kiri-kopi”(milk-coffee), after which we would go across the “Galle-Road” to the “Swan-residence” , a superb, large home (became “Studio-Lekha”, later), for me to listen to all the latest “Long-playing” recordings that the Judge would buy for his only son, after which I would resolutely “cap” (0gle) another six or seven beautiful daughters, who Mrs.Swan had presented her husband with, and as such, were David’s sisters. At this stage, I have not been able to contact David. Someone told me that he has “passed away” in England. If so, R.I.P. my friend.

Again, my dear readers, these are just a few memories from literally thousands I am so very proud to recall.

These are just the “tip of the iceberg” , but I feel certain that, as they read these “memories” in brief, EVERY Sri-Lankan/Aussie,Englishman, Canadian, American, in fact, every Lankan/reluctant migrant, wherever you are, will have your own happy memories to sustain you through life. If my “articles” do this for you, then, I have done my job. Please take your time and read my stories thoroughly. If there happens to be an error or three, please excuse me.They are simply mosquito-net “TYPHO-ERRORS”. Also PLEASE make some brief, honest comments of your own . We are all “students to the grave” and I am happy to keep learning something new, every day, for the rest of my life & remember this, my friends. We are ALL just a “Blink of an eye”, in the context of time. The way “things” are going, at the moment, I am afraid that even that “BLINK” may not now be possible. Happy to tell you folks that these bloody terrorists are now losing the war down at Mosul & North Korea’s nuclear-type missiles are being (digitally) shot down & done-away with before they go anywhere. Mr.Trump will “bump” them off.

My dear readers, I will take my chance to “explain” my frequent use of the word “bloody” in my articles. You see, while I spent my formative 26 years in Ceylon, I was really a “holier than thou” young lad, Altar Server at School, went to Church in Moratuwa every day, learn’t all the Prayers, Hymns etc., in Latin, even, and everyone thought that I was heading into the “Brother Desmond” bit, , BUT, that “title” didn’t even sound right. I really enjoyed those “young years”, never studied much but had a “retentive memory”, passed all those younger “exams” and DID READ everything I could lay my hands on. My primary education at the time came from READING. My mid- years ( 12-15 ) were spent at Lorensz Road, Bambalapitiya, at St.Peter’s College, ending when I was fifteen & a half years old, as the MONITOR OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS “FORM” IN THE COLLEGE (Junior D.) with my pal DENIS ROBERTS as Prayer/Assistant Monitor. Whenever WE wanted to skip a certain period to go out & rehearse a comedy-skit or song, both Denis and Desmond “played-up” & were “kicked out” of class, usually by the Sinhalese Master, who was so thin, we used to call him “Hoona”(or lizard, in English). A fine Priest, I would have made! I left College, couldn’t get a job, for obvious reasons, joined Mr.Donavan Andree who always had some part-time work for me, plus, he gave me the “order” that whenever he was around at any “concert” that I took part in ( was around three, every week ) I HAD TO SING “Ain’t Misbehavin” for him. I dutifully sang it, even though I knew that he DID misbehave at times like we all did. Denis Roberts also sang for Donavan & I still remember that he HAD to sing “I’ll make up for everything”(the World has done to you), Also, being about three years older than me, & also jobless, Denis joined the Royal Ceylon Navy as a “Signalman”. He was “drafted” straight onto H.M.Cy.S “Vijaya”, went to England, took part in a talent contest there, and was dubbed as the “carbon-copy” of Frank Sinatra.

Then, the “Circus” came to town. On the way to Ceylon, the Jenkins’ family who came to the Island in order to “tour” around, under contract to Donavan, for 6 mths., lost their eldest son to typhoid ( in India ) & this was the reason that, with Donavan’s help, I joined the show called “Continental Nonstop Revue”, a “Circus Special” stage show, 7 days a week, doing 3 daily, 2 hour shows, playing a broken down 6 string guitar & singing Hawaiian Songs for the Hula dancers on stage. 6 months of this & I can truthfully say that I enjoyed every minute of it. “CIRCUS” is truly the EPITOME of “Showbiz”.

Back home to Lorensz Rd, still no proper employment, so I then decided to Join the Navy too & see the World.

It was here that this other special “adjective” was put into place, not only by myself, but everyone else around me. I will not print the four-letter word here, but it begins with the letter “F”, ends with the letter “K” & I’ll leave YOU to fill in the blanks. Incidentally, the word is quite common now, as is the meaning of the word, in language, on films, everywhere one copulates.

To make a long story short? ?!!, I started working & earning my own money from the age of 15, had a gloriously busy 26 years in Ceylon, Served my Country in the Royal Ceylon Navy for nearly 9 years, taught myself EVERYTHING I do, came to bloody Australia in 1962, started regular work here WITHIN a week, worked
until I was 70, did “every-bloody-thing” as the Aussies say, paid my taxes, NEVER took a cent of the DOLE, actually, hardly took any “leave”, annual or otherwise because I do ENJOY everything I do, but sometimes, I get SOOO BLOODY ANGRY, I purposely left the REASON for this “article” to finish on a very important message to all Lankan*Aussies, via eLanka, to which I am indebted for giving me the chance to vent some of this bloody anger,

WE HAVE ALREADY KNOWN IT FOR MANY YEARS NOW & STILL, SOME OF US SPEND MONEY GOING TO BLOODY BALI ON HOLIDAYS. LANKANS & AUSSIES, PLEASE NOTE. IF YOU HAVE NEVER SUFFERED “BALI-BELLY”, DO NOT PUSH YOUR LUCK. Some of these “Balians” or whatever they call themselves, have been serving you “DOG-MEAT”, calling it Chicken. Yesterday, on T.V., I could hardly watch it, but I did, I saw a mother-dog trying desperately to nudge her baby-puppies into hiding (yes, they have motherly feelings too), but had to leave them to try to escape the bastards who “got her” anyway, to drag her out, choking on a rope around her neck, to brutally kill her & later “serve” her to you “khebab-style”, lying to you for the sake of a few bucks. Dog-meat is what you tourists ate, when you consumed that poor faithful animal. She was a white labrador-type dog. poor thing.

I consider myself to be a tough, hardened, ex-Navy man, but friends, wild emotions took over as I had to sit, helpless, angry & frustrated & watch animals who ARE man’s best friend, slaughtered so inhumanely.
FOLKS, GIVE BALI & ANYWHERE ELSE, WHO ARE KILLING DOMESTIC PETS FOR MEAT, A BIG BLOODY MISS WHEN YOU NEXT VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT.

Yes, we do have to eat “meats” for the protein they afford, BUT, as long as the Cattle, Pigs, Chickens etc., are HUMANELY disposed of, there is no argument, but, speaking for myself, as I usually do, I will make EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE to SHOW-UP “SCUM” FOR WHO THEY ARE. YOU WANT TOURISTS? , then, do the right thing and don’t serve them with DOG-MEAT. THIS MIGHT TASTE LIKE CHICKEN FOLKS, BUT BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL END UP WITH THE WORST BALI-BELLY SYNDROME IF YOU DON’T HEED MY WARNING.

Desmond Kelly
Star of eLanka."BALI BELLY" 

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Twenty-six extraordinary Ontarians will be invested into the Order of Ontario

Posted on 27 June 2017 by admin

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, The Times of Sri Lanka.

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.

The Order of Ontario is the most prestigious official honour in the Canadian province of Ontario. Instituted in 1986 by Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander,  on the advice of the Cabinet under Premier David Peterson, the civilian order is administered by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Ontario residents for conspicuous achievement in any field. 

 

The Order of Ontario is intended to honour any current or former longtime resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field, demonstrating "the best of Ontario's caring and diverse society and [whose] lives have benefited society in Ontario and elsewhere."Canadian citizenship is not a requirement and elected or appointed members of a governmental body are ineligible as long as they hold office. There are no limits on how many can belong to the order or be invested at one time, though the average number of new members stands at 24 per year

The process of finding qualified individuals begins with submissions from the public to the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, which consists of the Chief Justice of Ontario (who serves as the chairperson), the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Secretary of the Cabinet, and up to six members of the Order of Ontario. This committee then meets once or twice yearly to make its selected recommendations to the Cabinet and works with that body in narrowing down the potential appointees to a list that will be submitted to the lieutenant governor. Since appointments to the Order of Ontario rely in part on ministerial advice, records of such proceedings are not publicly revealed, as affirmed in court proceedings undertaken in 2002 by an individual who had been mistakenly informed that she had been appointed to the order. Posthumous nominations are not accepted, though an individual who dies after his or her name was submitted to the Honours and Awards Secretariat can still be retroactively made a Member of the Order of Ontario. The lieutenant governor, ex-officioa Member and the Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, then makes all appointments into the fellowship's single grade of membership by an Order in Council that bears the viceroyal sign-manual and the Great Seal of the province, thereafter, the new Members are entitled to use the post-nominal letters OOnt.

On Wednesday, June 28th twenty-six extraordinary Ontarians will be invested into the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour, by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. In 2017, as we celebrate Canada and Ontario's 150th anniversaries and 30 years since the first Order of Ontario investiture ceremony, we are reminded of the important contributions made by Order appointees to Ontario, Canada and the world.    

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the Order of Ontario, the CN Tower will be lit up in green and white on the evening of June 28.

 

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