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 SriLankan Catering reign at Culinary Expo 2017

Posted on 31 August 2017 by admin

Award winning SriLankan Catering team

Colombo, August 31, 2017: The highly skilled and experienced team at SriLankan Catering (SLC) bagged no less than 29 medals (7 Golds, 10 Silvers and 12 Bronzes) at Culinary Art Expo 2017, the premier international exhibition and competition organized by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka that was held for the 17th time in Colombo recently.

Rakhita Jayawardene, Executive Director of SriLankan Catering, said: “Once again, our highly skilled team has demonstrated its extraordinary talent, with 24 of our team members winning medals while competing in a wide range of categories versus some of the finest chefs in the country’s hotel and restaurant industry. This cements SLC’s position as an airline caterer and restaurant operator of choice, with the highest standards and levels of talent and innovation in the culinary industry. Within the past month, SLC Flight Kitchen at BIA Katunayake have experienced a multitude of achievements including the completion of 25,000 meals per day to be catered to the National Career Srilankan Airlines and all other global prestigious airlines touch down at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.”

Chathura Karunasena won two Golds and two Silvers and Upul Marasinghe bagged two Golds, in the Scan Sunquick Mocktail Competition. Chathura was recognized for his outstanding performance by winning two Gold and two Silver medals and also the title for Most Outstanding Mixologist in Sri Lanka. Both are members of the staff of SLC’s Semondu Restaurant in Colombo, situated in the heart of Colombo, in the Old Dutch Hospital building. Meanwhile, S.A. Nilanka of the Production Division won a Gold in the New Sri Lanka Cuisine category; Shashi Prabha Medhavinee of the Restaurant Division won a Gold in the IDL Cocktail Competition; and Jagath Samarasinghe of the Production Division won a Gold in the Flambe Deserts category.

Silver medals were won by Sampath Danangala, Dinesh Paranamana, Palitha Perera, Prasanna Nawarathne, Wasantha Kumara Alponso, Sameera Samarakoon, Ishara Jayawardena and Indika Wickramasekera.

Bronze medals were won by Sampath Danangala, Dinesh Paranamana, Ranga Wickramarachchi, Ruwan Silva, Chaminda Wickremasinghe, Harsha Gayashan, Harsha Dilushan, Yoshan Chathuranga and Rajitha Gunawardene. 

Executive Director Rakhita Jayawardena and General Manager Lalith Withana of SriLankan Catering honoured the winners with their presence at a felicitation ceremony held on 9th of August 2017 which was organized by the Human Resources & Administration Division of Srilankan Catering.

A fully owned subsidiary of SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering (www.srilankancatering.com) is the exclusive inflight caterer for all airlines that operate to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). It also provides an array of services for BIA’s lounges and restaurants, including catering, laundry and restaurant management. SLC’s diversified operations include the Serenediva BIA Transit Hotel; Semondu Restaurant in Colombo city centre; Aeroclean industrial laundry; and Vanilla Pod boulangerie and patisserie.

SLC holds no less than four global certifications – ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System; ISO 22000:2005 for Food Safety Management Systems; HACCP-Codex Alimentarius for Food Safety Assurance; and ISO 14001:2004 for Best Environmental Practices. Among its many accolades are Mercury Awards presented by the International Travel Catering Association (ITCA), Presidential Export Awards and National Energy Efficiency Awards.

More than 1,700 professionals in the catering industry from 165 hotels and restaurants competed in 34 categories in this competition, which is one of the largest food industry events in Asia, with winners being chosen by a panel of judges from World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS). Organized every two years by the Chefs’ Guild of Sri Lanka which is affiliated to WACS, Culinary Art serves as a platform for identifying the country’s culinary talent and for selection of teams for global competitions such as the Food Olympics, Global Chefs’ Challenge and Culinary World Cup.

 

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Denis Shapovalov announces himself with stunning US Open win v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Denis Shapovalou………….remember that name. Only 18 now, he might one day be a super star in the tennis world.

It might be too soon to say he can win this US Open but after his utterly brilliant dismantling of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and considering his placement in a weak bottom half of the draw, the quarter-finals look a very real possibility and from there, who knows?

Light on his feet, with a booming serve, frighteningly unpredictable and dangerous off both wings, Shapovalov is the real deal. 

If back-to-back wins over Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal in Montreal didn’t provide a big enough warning to the ATP Tour, this comprehensive 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-3) defeat of the eighth seed surely will – the left-hander has everything to reach the top of the sport.

Currenty ranked at 69th in the world, the 18-year-old had only played three Tour-level matches – including an impressive win over Nick Kyrgios as a wildcard in Toronto – ahead of this year and his meeting with Tsonga was only his third Grand Slam main draw match.

And Tsonga suffered a similar fate as those who had gone before him as young Denis Shapovalov made sure his name will be the talk of the town in New York. 

Denis Shapovalov may only be 18 but boy oh boy he is a serious player.

 

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OBITUARIES: AUGUST 2017

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Thursday, August 31, 2017.

HENDERLIN – MAXTON BASIL – (formerly Ministry of Defence). Son of Aloysius and Hilda (both deceased). Beloved husband of Elvina and loving father of Sherril,​ Tino,​ Gillian (UK),​ Princess (UK),​ Tracey,​ Steve and Diane,​ father-in-law of Ronnie,​ Rochelle,​ late Oswin,​ Lancelot (UK),​ Dilrukshi,​ Nishika and the late Ajith. Remains lie at Barney Raymond’s Funeral Parlour commencing Wednesday 30th August ‘17 for burial at R C Section Kanatte Borella on Thursday 31st August ‘17 at 4.30 p.m.107665

HETTIARACHCHI – PHILOMENA (Phil). – Dearly beloved wife of the late Anthony Michael,​ much-loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Chrysanthie; Parakrama and Mavis; Vijaya and Flavia; Tissa and late Uthpali; Anuranie and Gamini; and Kumudini and Feizal (Sam),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 4/​1D,​ Pietersz Place,​ Kohuwela at 1 p.m. today (Thursday,​ 31st of August,​ 2017). Cremation at 2.30 p.m. at the crematorium,​ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.107771

MOHOTTI – JUSTIN EDIRIMANNA – Beloved husband of Mrs. Mohotti,​ beloved father of Udaya,​ Kapila,​ Indika and Lakshmi,​ father-in-law of Asoka,​ Kavita and Dammika,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Thursday the 31st September. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. General Cemetery Crematorium,​ Borella.107728

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

DEVASURENDRA – HARISCHANDRA – (Licensed Surveyor and Court Commissioner). Loving husband of Mallika,​ loving father of Yasoja (Attorney-at-Law),​ Ajith,​ Uditha,​ Dr. Rasika,​ Anusha,​ Moraj and Prasad,​ father-in-law of Ruvani,​ Ayodhya,​ Dr. Samitha,​ Upul,​ Dr. Shyamali and Shiromi,​ loving grandfather of Revantha,​ Chirath,​ Senal,​ Ramali,​ Sumedha,​ Dulanaka,​ Gayath,​ Dinuli and Dihein. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 29th August 2017. Cortege leaves funeral parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday the 30th August to be cremated at General Cemetery Kanatta,​ Borella. (Old Crematorium).107285

FERNANDO – LILIAN (Lilian Teacher). Retired Teacher of our Lady of Victories Convent,​ Uswatte,​ Moratuwa,​ passed away peacefully on 29th August 2017. Beloved wife of late Henry Peter Fernando,​ loving mother of Priyangani (Jet Holdings),​ Preethilal (Executive Director of Hemas Maritime Ltd.),​ Sriyantha (Ex-EDB),​ Rajini (Canada) and Lushan (Civil Aviation),​ mother-in-law of Nihal Mendis,​ Therese,​ Granvill,​ Mohan and Lorraine. Cortege leaves residence No. 32,​ Uswatte Circular Road,​ Moratuwa on Wednesday 30th August at 2 p.m. for Service at St. Sebastian’s Church Moratuwa and burial thereafter.107268

ILANGAKOON – BASIL – Beloved husband of Therese,​ loving brother of Bridget,​ Beryl (USA),​ George,​ Monica,​ Dorothy,​ late Daniel,​ Padma,​ Sriyanganie and Charmaine (Italy),​ brother-in-law of Felix and Patricia Rodrigo,​ Irene and late Titus Cooray,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 30th August for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 5.00 p.m.106997

JAYASURIYA – L.H. GAMINI – (Former Chairman of B.M.M.C. and former Managing Director of Company Group) – Passed away peacefully on Friday the 25th of August 2017 in the United Kingdom. Dearly beloved husband of Deanna – Founder of Deanna School of Dancing,​ loving father of Natalie and Natasha,​ beloved father-in-law of Rajeev Rajapaksa,​ loving grandfather of Nathan,​ beloved step-father of Chrishantha and Lasantha Perera,​ beloved son of late Mr and Mrs Charles Jayasuriya,​ beloved brother of Parakrama and Marina. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.107270

KULASEKERA – LAL (Retired Senior Superintendent of Police). Loving husband of Subadra, beloved father of Diren & Thilini, father-in-law of Keshani, Brother of Sunil, Amitha, Upali, Jayantha, Anura, Ajith, Kapila, Saliya, brother-in-law of Kosala, Indra, Chithra, Sunethra, Dhammika, Anoma, Nishanthee, Nirmalee. Cortege leaves 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 31st August to be cremated at Minuwanpitiya, Walana Cemetery, Panadura. Tel: 038-4924871. No. 76, De Silva Mawatha, Panadura. 107365

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

DEVASURENDRA – HARISCHANDRA. (Licensed Surveyor and Court Commissioner). Loving husband of Mallika,​ loving father of Yasoja (Attorney-at-Law),​ Ajith,​ Uditha,​ Dr. Rasika,​ Anusha,​ Moraj and Prasad,​ father-in-law of Ruvani,​ Ayodhya,​ Dr. Samitha,​ Upul,​ Dr. Shyamali and Shiromi,​ loving grandfather of Revantha,​ Chirath,​ Senal,​ Ramali,​ Sumedha,​ Dulanaka,​ Gayath,​ Dinuli and Dihein. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 29th August 2017. Cortege leaves funeral parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday the 30th August to be cremated at General Cemetery Kanatta,​ Borella. (Old Crematorium).106974

ILANGAKOON – BASIL – Beloved husband of Therese,​ loving brother of Bridget,​ Beryl (USA),​ George,​ Monica,​ Dorothy,​ late Daniel,​ Padma,​ Sriyanganie and Charmaine (Italy),​ brother-in-law of Felix and Patricia Rodrigo,​ Irene and late Titus Cooray,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 30th August for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 5.00 p.m.106997.

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Monday, August 28, 2017.

DEVASURENDRA – HARISCHANDRA. (Licensed Surveyor and Court Commissioner). Loving husband of Mallika,​ loving father of Yasoja (Attorney-at-Law),​ Ajith,​ Uditha,​ Dr. Rasika,​ Anusha,​ Moraj and Prasad,​ father-in-law of Ruvani,​ Ayodhya,​ Dr. Samitha,​ Upul,​ Dr. Shyamali and Shiromi,​ loving grandfather of Revantha,​ Chirath,​ Senal,​ Ramali,​ Sumedha,​ Dulanaka,​ Gayath,​ Dinuli and Dihein. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 29th August 2017. Cortege leaves funeral parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday the 30th August to be cremated at General Cemetery Kanatta,​ Borella. (Old Crematorium).106974

ILANGAKOON – BASIL – Beloved husband of Therese,​ loving brother of Bridget,​ Beryl (USA),​ George,​ Monica,​ Dorothy,​ late Daniel,​ Padma,​ Sriyanganie and Charmaine (Italy),​ brother-in-law of Felix and Patricia Rodrigo,​ Irene and late Titus Cooray,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 30th August for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 5.00 p.m.106997.

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Sunday, 27 August, 2017.

ABEYDEERA – CHRYSTAL – Beloved wife of Ranjit,​ loving mother of Diruni & Manu Chanmugam,​ Debika & Ranil Pathirana,​ precious granny of Raaya,​ Maneesh & Raneka,​ dearest sister of Genevieve,​ Louis,​ Sonia and Riomal. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour from 10.30 a.m. on Sunday 27th August. Service at the Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on the same day,​ thereafter burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (General Christian Section),​ Borella.106744

FAROUK – HAJIANI FARIDA FAROUK – Beloved wife of Khalid Farouk,​ loving mother of Farhaz and Fazla,​ mother-in-law of Niroza and Azreen,​ grandmother of Afaaf,​ Aadhil,​ Ameera and Adeena,​ daughter of Marhoom S.L.M. Oowise and Marhooma Sithy Razeena,​ daughter-in-law of Marhoom Khalideen and Marhooma Zambrath,​ sister of Marhoom Ajward,​ Marhoom Sahal,​ Haseena,​ Fahmee,​ Sithy Rukiya,​ Mufthiya,​ Nabeesa,​ Marhoom Atha and Abbasiya,​ sister-in-law of Sharika Zakariya,​ Marhoom Siraj,​ Rasheeda Marzook,​ Raleena,​ Farook,​ Naleem and Marhooma Noorul Hayin Thowfeek and of Faiza,​ Siddeeka,​ Marhoom Shiar,​ Rizna,​ Mubarak,​ Marhoom Haroon,​ Nawas and Nazily. Janaza took place on Friday 18th August 2017 at Maligawatta Muslim Burial Ground. 491,​ Dematagoda Road,​ Colombo – 09.106178

HONTER – KENNETH – (Former Chairman of Sarva Integrated). Loving husband of Noeline,​ beloved father of Ryan (Australia) and Jaimee (Australia),​ father-in-law of Tammy,​ grandfather of Sarah,​ James and Hannah. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 8 a.m. on Monday 28th August. A Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. prior to burial at Kanatte,​ at 4 p.m. on Tuesday 29th August.106743

PEIRIS – TILDA CLARICE – went to be with the Lord. Beloved wife of late Dixon Owen Peiris and loving mother of late Deepal & Anishka,​ Tilanganie & Sunimal,​ Sharmanie & Rev. Devapriya,​ Tiran & Dilini,​ darling grandmother of Shannon & Shehara,​ Deneth & Eva,​ Devashrie & Nirosh,​ Avanka & Oshadhie,​ Shalindrini & Rumesh,​ Trehan,​ Devaka & Sharon,​ Shanella & Savindra and Ashane,​ precious great grandmother of Sheriah,​ Shemiah,​ Shediah,​ Rakhill,​ Ariana and Jesiah. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. No. 58,​ Jubilee Road,​ Lakshapathiya,​ Moratuwa on Sunday 27th August for the Service at 3.30 p.m. at Holy Emmanuel Church,​ Moratuwa & burial thereafter.106745

PERERA – REX,​ Beloved husband of Sylvia,​​ loving father of Ruwanthi and Rukshan,​​ father-in-law of Dinesh Abeyratne (Sparklit Pvt Ltd. – Kadawatha) and Nadeeka,​​ grandfather of Ruwana,​​ Ruwane,​​ Ronelka,​​ Dinaksha and Sanuki,​​ son of late Mr and Mrs A.B. Perera,​​ son-in-law of Mr and Mrs H.V. Tissera,​​ brother of late Noel and of Rani,​​ brother-in-law of Illika,​​ Michael,​​ late Beatrice,​​ George,​​ Janet,​​ Newton,​​ Annette,​​ Sybil,​​ Briget and Noel. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 27th Aug. at 3.30 p.m. for RC Burial Grounds,​​ Dalugama. 132B,​​ Nagahawatte Road,​​ Dalugama,​​ Kelaniya.106156

WIMALASUNDERA – SOMA (nee Welihinda),​​ Chairperson,​​ Hotel Janaki and W.F. de Silva & Co. Ltd. of Colombo & Kandy. Beloved wife of late P. de S. Wimalasundera,​​ former Chairman,​​ W.F. de Silva & Company of Colombo and Kandy,​​ Founder Chairman,​​ Hotel Janaki of Colombo,​​ mother of Sarath,​​ Jayanthi (USA),​​ Thilaka (UK),​​ Manel (UK),​​ Bandula,​​ Kusum (UK),​​ Mano,​​ Ramani,​​ Maya,​​ Janaki (Sydney),​​ mother-in-law of Damani,​​ Titus,​​ Colvin,​​ Lakshman,​​ Tejinda,​​ Nancy,​​ Saman,​​ Ranjith,​​ Ananda and Ganga,​​ passed away peacefully,​​ aged 95 years. The remains lie at No. 10,​​ Andarawatta Road,​​ Polhengoda,​​ Colombo 05. The cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th of August,​​ 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.104680

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Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Lt. RAPHIEL GODAGE – Rtd. S.L. Navy. Beloved husband of Amara Godage,​ father of Maheeka (Belvoir International),​ Leshan (USA),​ father-in-law of Sumith & Manoji (USA),​ grandfather of Cheran,​ Nishita,​ Gaveen & Dinara,​ passed away. Funeral on Saturday 26th,​ 3 p.m.No. 78,​ Kanatta Road,​ Thalapathpitiya. (Cemetery – Thalapathpitiya).106151

MARY STEPHEN – Beloved wife of late Claude,​ loving mother of Kennifer (Dialog),​ Monty (Colanka),​ Florina & Mavis (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Christine,​ Chrisenta,​ Shyane & Sean (Australia),​ devoted grandmother of Talisa,​ Laura & Braden (Australia),​ Jaewon,​ Chantelle (Australia),​ Ashley,​ Pascale & Maja (Australia),​ proud great grandmother of Aoife (Australia). Cortege leaves Rohini Funeral Parlour,​ 140,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Maharagama on Saturday,​ 26th August 2017 at 3 p.m. for burial at Christ King Church,​ Moraketiya,​ Pannipitiya Roman Catholic Section.105271

PERERA – REX. Beloved husband of Sylvia,​ loving father of Ruwanthi and Rukshan,​ father-in-law of Dinesh Abeyratne (Sparklit Pvt Ltd. – Kadawatha) and Nadeeka,​ grandfather of Ruwana,​ Ruwane,​ Ronelka,​ Dinaksha and Sanuki,​ son of late Mr and Mrs A.B. Perera,​ son-in-law of Mr and Mrs H.V. Tissera,​ brother of late Noel and of Rani,​ brother-in-law of Illika,​ Michael,​ late Beatrice,​ George,​ Janet,​ Newton,​ Annette,​ Sybil,​ Briget and Noel. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 27th Aug. at 3.30 p.m. to RC Burial Grounds,​ Dalugama. 132B,​ Nagahawatte Road,​ Dalugama,​ Kelaniya.106153

SAMARASINGHE – ASOKA. Father of Amodini Herath,​ father-in-law of Kanaka Herath. beloved brother of Sena Samarasinghe,​ late Ariyananda (Sam),​ Samarasinghe,​ Vijitha Vitharana and Sunethra De Silva,​ brother-in-law of late Leela Samarasinghe,​ Dr Mallik Vitharana,​ Piyasena De Silva and Carminie Samarasinghe,​ passed away on the 24th August. Cortege leaves Samaragiri,​ Randeniya at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at Rambukkana Crematorium at 4.00 p.m.106162

TILLEKERATNE. The death is announced of Herman Tillekeratne. Beloved husband of Nimmi,​ loving son of the late Herbert and Constance Tillekeratne of Mount Lavinia. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on 26th August. Cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ on 26th August,​ at 4.30 p.m. 375/​14/​20,​ Samagi Prajaseva Mawatha,​ Hokandara North.105542

WIMALASUNDERA – SOMA (nee Welihinda),​ Chairperson,​ Hotel Janaki and W.F. de Silva & Co. Ltd. of Colombo & Kandy. Beloved wife of late P. de S. Wimalasundera,​ former Chairman,​ W.F. de Silva & Company of Colombo and Kandy,​ Founder Chairman,​ Hotel Janaki of Colombo,​ mother of Sarath,​ Jayanthi (USA),​ Thilaka (UK),​ Manel (UK),​ Bandula,​ Kusum (UK),​ Mano,​ Ramani,​ Maya,​ Janaki (Sydney),​ mother-in-law of Damani,​ Titus,​ Colvin,​ Lakshman,​ Tejinda,​ Nancy,​ Saman,​ Ranjith,​ Ananda and Ganga,​ passed away peacefully,​ aged 95 years. The remains lie at No. 10,​ Andarawatta Road,​ Polhengoda,​ Colombo 05. The cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th of August,​ 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.104679.

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Friday, August 25, 2017.

FIELIX ELIKEWALA – Son of Mr & Mrs P.B. Elikewala of Dodanwela Kandy – Husband of (late Chitra),​ father of late Lieutenant Shiran Elikewala (Ex-Army),​ Chaminda & Dulangale,​ brother of late Bertram,​ Tila,​ Upali,​ Ananda,​ Sudarma,​ and Pathma,​ Sita,​ Mallika & Samudra. Cortege leaves Monnenkulam Walawwa Galgamuwa for cremation on 26th of August at 3.00 p.m. at Monnenkulama Galagamuwa Crematorium.105298

MARY STEPHEN – Beloved wife of late Claude,​ loving mother of Kennifer (Dialog),​ Monty (Colanka),​ Florina & Mavis (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Christine,​ Chrisenta,​ Shyane & Sean (Australia),​ devoted grandmother of Talisa,​ Laura & Braden (Australia),​ Jaewon,​ Chantelle (Australia),​ Ashley,​ Pascale & Maja (Australia),​ proud great grandmother of Aoife (Australia). Cortege leaves Rohini Funeral Parlour,​ 140,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Maharagama on Saturday,​ 26th August 2017 at 3 p.m. for burial at Christ King Church,​ Moraketiya,​ Pannipitiya Roman Catholic Section.105271

SRISKANDARAJAH – ENG. SIVAKOLUNDU – (Senior Programme Manager – UNOPS Sri Lanka.) Eng. S. Sriskandarajah passed away on 22/​08/​2017 in Colombo. He was the beloved husband of Indradevi,​ father of Indrakumar,​ Chithira and Menaka,​ brother of Eng. Srianandarajah,​ late Sripathmarajah,​ Prof. Srisatkunarajah (UoJ),​ Dr Eng. Sriranganathan,​ Eng. Kathirgamanathan and Mrs K. Jeyaluxmy and cousin of Mrs V. Devi,​ Mrs R. Rani and Mrs J. Gnanakumary. The funeral will take place on Friday 25/​08/​2017 at Jayaratne Parlour at 2.00 p.m. and cremation will take place at Kanatte Cemetery at 5.00 p.m.104706

WIMALASUNDERA – SOMA (nee Welihinda),​ Chairperson,​ Hotel Janaki and W.F. de Silva & Co. Ltd. of Colombo & Kandy. Beloved wife of late P. de S. Wimalasundera,​ former Chairman,​ W.F. de Silva & Company of Colombo and Kandy,​ Founder Chairman,​ Hotel Janaki of Colombo,​ mother of Sarath,​ Jayanthi (USA),​ Thilaka (UK),​ Manel (UK),​ Bandula,​ Kusum (UK),​ Mano,​ Ramani,​ Maya,​ Janaki (Sydney),​ mother-in-law of Damani,​ Titus,​ Colvin,​ Lakshman,​ Tejinda,​ Nancy,​ Saman,​ Ranjith,​ Ananda and Ganga,​ passed away peacefully,​ aged 95 years. The remains lie at No. 10,​ Andarawatta Road,​ Polhengoda,​ Colombo 05. The cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th of August,​ 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.104679.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017.

WIMALASUNDERA – SOMA (nee Welihinda),​ Chairperson,​ Hotel Janaki and W.F. de Silva & Co. Ltd. of Colombo & Kandy. Beloved wife of late P. de S. Wimalasundera,​ former Chairman,​ W.F. de Silva & Company of Colombo and Kandy,​ Founder Chairman,​ Hotel Janaki of Colombo,​ mother of Sarath,​ Jayanthi (USA),​ Thilaka (UK),​ Manel (UK),​ Bandula,​ Kusum (UK),​ Mano,​ Ramani,​ Maya,​ Janaki (Sydney),​ mother-in-law of Damani,​ Titus,​ Colvin,​ Lakshman,​ Tejinda,​ Nancy,​ Saman,​ Ranjith,​ Ananda and Ganga,​ passed away peacefully,​ aged 95 years. The remains lie at No. 10,​ Andarawatta Road,​ Polhengoda,​ Colombo 05. The cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th of August,​ 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.104679

SRISKANDARAJAH – ENG. SIVAKOLUNDU – (Senior Programme Manager – UNOPS Sri Lanka.) Eng. S. Sriskandarajah passed away on 22/08/2017 in Colombo. He was the beloved husband of Indradevi, father of Indrakumar, Chithira and Menaka, brother of Eng. Srianandarajah, late Sripathmarajah, Prof. Srisatkunarajah (UoJ), Dr Eng. Sriranganathan, Eng. Kathirgamanathan and Mrs K. Jeyaluxmy and cousin of Mrs V. Devi, Mrs R. Rani and Mrs J. Gnanakumary. The funeral will take place on Friday 25/08/2017 at Jayaratne Parlourat 2.00 p.m. and cremation will take place at Kanatte Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 104705

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

de SILVA – MRS VIOLET (nee CHRISTOPHERS). Beloved wife of late Mr Edward de Silva,​ loving mother of late (Ranfred,​ Eroma & Frank),​ Philomena,​ Marie,​ Bryan,​ Vivienne,​ Tyronne,​ Rosy,​ Mignnone,​ Ramona,​ mother-in-law of late (Ruklanthi,​ Mervyn and Nihal),​ Terrence,​ Chrishanthi,​ Indrajith,​ Hycinth,​ Gamini,​ Lorrain,​ Ajith and Inca,​ grandmother of Michelle,​ Anu,​ Nalaka (late Angela),​ Harsha,​ Rajiv,​ Sanjaka,​ Anushka,​ Nalin,​ Verji,​ Sonali,​ Heshan,​ Sahan,​ Roshane,​ Sevin,​ Shani,​ Yohan,​ Charis,​ Vindula,​ Romelo and Destiny. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves parlour on Wednesday 23rd at 2.00 p.m. for cremation at Madampitiya Cemetery.104276

LEE – PEI HUA (Chinese Maradana Stores) Dearly beloved husband of Catherine (nee Chi). Beloved son of Late Mr. Lee Sie Lin and Mrs. Nanawathie Lee. Son in law of Late Mr. & Mrs. Chi Chung Shan. Loving father & father-in-law of Shanon (Hayleys) & Amanda (Lyceum Nugegoda),​ Sean (Zone24x7),​ Shane & Natalie (Australia),​ Shehan (Tea Avenue),​ Beloved brother of Chinyu (Dubai),​ Brother-in-law of Krishnan (Dubai),​ Lucille & Koo Ming Kui (Hong Kong),​ Arlene & Late Senath,​ Brian & Shilan (Shanis Tex Negombo),​ Ching Ming & Sherine (Australia),​ Andrew & Jenny (Diana’s Fashion,​ Negombo),​ Dalreen & Yung (New Zealand). Uncle of Treshan & Sarah,​ Jimmy & Jefry,​ Sidantha & Melisa,​ Steve & Shehara,​ Melisa & Shanaka,​ Jeff,​ Michael,​ Julian,​ Jennifer,​ Ricky,​ Shian,​ Ryan,​ Rochelle and Kevin. Remains lie at A. F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ from 10 am on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Cortege leaves at 4 pm on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 for interment at General Cemetery Borella.103733

MENDIS – SUNITA – At Rest (nee BALASURIYA),​ beloved wife of late L.E.C. Mendis (Lyn),​ daughter of the late Wilmot and Eunice Balasuriya of Matara,​ loving mother of Dharshini and Chrisantha,​ much loved grandmother of Tracy and Lasitha,​ loving great grandmother of Daniel. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour (After short service) at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday,​ 23rd of August,​ for Burial at Holy Emmanuel Church Cemetery,​ Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m.103905

PERERA – SUNIL (Airport and Aviation,​ Ratmalana). Dearly beloved husband of Sandyani,​ loving father of Hashen (SLIIT),​ Solangi (Holy Cross College,​ Gampaha),​ brother of Marie,​ Charles,​ Benildus,​ Nirmala,​ brother-in-law of Milroy Merinus,​ Alex,​ Priyanka,​ Dilini,​ Devika,​ Ruwanthi,​ Jeewani,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 279/​1/​A,​ Hansagiri Road,​ Gampaha,​ for burial at R.C. Cemetery,​ Miriswatta,​ Wednesday 23rd August at 3.00 p.m.104008

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

LEE – PEI HUA (Chinese Maradana Stores) Dearly beloved husband of Catherine (nee Chi). Beloved son of Late Mr. Lee Sie Lin and Mrs. Nanawathie Lee. Son in law of Late Mr. & Mrs. Chi Chung Shan. Loving father & father-in-law of Shanon (Hayleys) & Amanda (Lyceum Nugegoda),​ Sean (Zone24x7),​ Shane & Natalie (Australia),​ Shehan (Tea Avenue),​ Beloved brother of Chinyu (Dubai),​ Brother-in-law of Krishnan (Dubai),​ Lucille & Koo Ming Kui (Hong Kong),​ Arlene & Late Senath,​ Brian & Shilan (Shanis Tex Negombo),​ Ching Ming & Sherine (Australia),​ Andrew & Jenny (Diana’s Fashion,​ Negombo),​ Dalreen & Yung (New Zealand). Uncle of Treshan & Sarah,​ Jimmy & Jefry,​ Sidantha & Melisa,​ Steve & Shehara,​ Melisa & Shanaka,​ Jeff,​ Michael,​ Julian,​ Jennifer,​ Ricky,​ Shian,​ Ryan,​ Rochelle and Kevin. Remains lie at A. F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ from 10 am on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Cortege leaves at 4 pm on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 for interment at General Cemetery Borella.103733

ROBERT – NEVILLE YOGARAJAN – Beloved son of late Mr.S. and Mrs P. Robert. Brother/​Brother-in-law of Esther and Emmanuel (UK),​ Wesley and Rukma (Australia),​ Maureen and late Dr. K. Wigneswaran (USA),​ Pearl and Nithi Chanmugam (Australia) and George (UK). Passed away on 12th August and according to his wishes a private cremation took place in Colombo on 14th August.103760

MENDIS – SUNITA – At Rest (nee BALASURIYA),​ beloved wife of late L.E.C. Mendis (Lyn),​ daughter of the late Wilmot and Eunice Balasuriya of Matara,​ loving mother of Dharshini and Chrisantha,​ much loved grandmother of Tracy and Lasitha,​ loving great grandmother of Daniel. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour (After short service) at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday,​ 23rd of August,​ for Burial at Holy Emmanuel Church Cemetery,​ Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m.103904.

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Monday, August 21, 2017.

IVAN – P.L. (Rtd. Telecom OTS). Beloved husband of Anula (Rtd – Central Bank),​ loving brother of late Soma,​ late Jinadasa,​ Munidasa,​ Padma,​ Elina,​ Chandrasiri and Ariyananda,​ expired. Funeral takes place on 21st August at Kolonnawa Cemetery. Cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. from No. 10,​ Vihara Mawatha,​ Kolonnawa.103627

JAYASINGHE – WIJERATNE – Walgama,​ Malwana. Beloved wife of late D.M. Jayasinghe,​ mother of Seela,​ Sunil,​ U.C. Sudharma,​ Tilaka,​ Kanthi,​ Lalantha,​ passed away peacefully on the 20th of August 2017. Cremation will be at Siyamgbalapewatte Crematorium on the 21st of August 2017 at 4.00 p.m.103628.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017.

SENANAYAKE – LAKSHMAN AUSTIN (TOM) – Formerly of Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Beloved son of late Richard and Ina Senanayake. Dearly loved brother of Lalini,​ Manel,​ Mignon and Sherene,​ and late Ranee and Lakshmi,​ passed away peacefully on 30th June. His ashes will be interred in the family grave at Christ Church Galkissa (Dehiwela) following a graveside service on Thursday 24th August at 10 a.m.102819

REV. FR. ANTHONY PADIDILIAN OMI expired. His remains will leave De Mazenod House,​ Mattakkuliya at 9.00 a.m. on Sunday 20th August to Pallansena Church where the funeral mass will be at 2.30 p.m. The same day.103624

DEVANESAN – ROBERT HAROLD GNANAPRAGASAM. Beloved husband of Dawn Devanesan,​ loving father of Romesh Devanesan and Joahanne Devanesan,​ loving brother of Noeline Sadachrum,​ loving Cousin of John Kitto and Enid Moser. Cortege leaves residence No. 178/​4,​ Highlevel Road,​ Nugegoda (top of Melder Place) on Sunday 20th August at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (General Christian Section). A private funeral will be held.103623

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Saturday, August 19, 2017.

A.H. KANDAMBY (Retired Teacher at Rahula College,​ Matara). Beloved husband of Sama,​ loving father of Janaka,​ Eesha,​ Ruchira and Kanishka,​ father-in-law of Sunethra,​ Asela,​ Kanchana and Sanjeewani,​ passed away. Funeral at General Cemetery,​ Matara on 19th Saturday at 5.00 p.m. No. 2/​13,​ Kalidasa Road,​ Matara.102827

BULUMULLA – KAMALA KUMARI (Bopitiya) Rtd. teacher Hemamali & ELTU (Uni Of Peradeniya) Beloved wife of Mahinda (Collin), mother of Upulani, Indika, Mahen and Manuja. Mother-in-law of Anura Dassanayake, Prasanna Dharmasena, Amali Dissanyake. Loving Grand Mother of Nethmini, Sister of Chandana, late Bandula, Manel and Samudra, Sister-in-law of late Padma, Chandra and late Bandula Expired . Funeral will take place at Mahaiyawa General Cemetery on 19th Saturday at 3.30 pm. Cortege leaves residence at 2 pm, 158/1, Udugodawatta, Bulumulla, Kiribathkumbura. 0812389503102131

JAYETILEKE – CALISTUS. Dearly beloved husband of Chrishanthi,​ son of the late Deutram and Florence Jayetileke,​ son-in-law of late Gilbert Perera and Mrs. Joyce Perera,​ everloving father of Hiran and Himashini,​ father-in-law of Subashini and Malik De Zylva,​ much loved brother of Rohan Jayetileke,​ loving brother-in-law of Sevanthi,​ Sarath and Preethimali Liyanage,​ Roshan and Shalini Perera,​ darling grandfather of Hansana,​ Nathan and Liam. Cortege leaves residence No. 52/​27B,​ Vincent Joseph Mawatha,​ Wattala at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 19th August 2017 for service and burial at 4.00 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Church,​ Ragama.102445

JAYAWARDENA – MRS. PAMALA. Beloved wife of Robert,​ loving mother of Dushanthi and Nadika,​ mother-in-law of Rohan Jayawickrema,​ precious grandmother of Shenali,​ daughter of late Mr. and late Mrs. Gunawardena,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 19th August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at St. Theresa’s Church,​ Burial Grounds,​ Kelaniya. No. 1321/​1,​ “Eileen’s”,​ Jayawardena Place,​ Biyagama Road,​ Kelaniya.102495

MENDIS – NIMAL. Safe in the Arms of Jesus (Ex-Sri Lanka Air Force,​ Air Lanka and GAMCO – Abu Dhabi). Beloved husband of Christobel,​ precious father of Shilanthi (Srilankan Airlines) and Chrishmal (Srilankan Airlines Engineering),​ father-in-law of Dinuke Wijesinghe and Thushani,​ loving grandfather of Dishaya,​ Seshaya,​ Teshaya and Chrisheli,​ brother of late Enid,​ Mervyn and of Imelda and Mercy. Remains lie at residence No. 36/​13,​ Arthur Jayasekera Mawatha,​ off Averiwatte Road,​ Wattala. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Saturday 19th August 2017 for burial at St. Annes Cemetery.102493

MR. D.A. SIRIWARDHENE – (Retired Senior Textile Administrator). Husband of late Mrs. Roslin Abeysinghe,​ father of Rohini Dias (Perth),​ Champa Wijerathne (Perth),​ Wipul Siriwardhene (retired H.N.B. Kandy),​ Upul Siriwardhene (Perth),​ Padma Siriwardhene (Peradeniya Hospital),​ father-in-law of Anura Dias (Perth),​ Jayantha Wijerathne (U.A.E. Pvt. Ltd.),​ Srimathi Dissanayake (Swarnamali Balika,​ Kandy),​ Nilmini Bandara (Perth) and Sisira Rathnayake (Gampola Hospital),​ passed away. Cortege leaves at 4 p.m. Sunday 20th August. 281/​01,​ Nawalapitiya Rd.,​ Jayamalapura,​ Gampola.102799

SAMPANTHAN – MRS. LOGAMBAL. Beloved wife of late K. Sampanthan,​ daughter of late Mr. Thillainathan and late Mrs. Pancharatnam Thillainathan of Manipay,​ loving mother of Ananthy and Shivananthy,​ mother-in-law of Rajendran and Haridharshan,​ dearest grandmother of Nirthana Shanth,​ Arun and Nirosha Johanan,​ loving sister of late Nawaratnam,​ late Wanniyasingam,​ late Ratneswaran,​ Dr Balasundaram,​ Wimaladevi,​ late Rajamanoharan,​ Wickneswaran,​ Nawaranjani and Umadevi,​ sister-in-law of Wimaladevi,​ Pavalam,​ Yogeswari,​ Padmini,​ late Thuraisingam,​ Leelawathy,​ Dhamayanthi,​ Chandrapalan and Paramsothinathan,​ passed away on 17.08.2017. Cortege leaves residence No. 28/​1,​ Pereira Lane,​ Colombo 06 at 2 p.m. for cremation on 19.08.2017 (Saturday) at General Cemetery,​ Borella..102232

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Friday, August 18, 2017.

AMERESEKERE – MRS. M.C.E. (EUGENIE). A memorial mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated at 6.00 p.m. on (Friday) 18th August 2017 at All Saints Church,​ Borella.101741

BULUMULLA – KAMALA KUMARI (Bopitiya) Rtd. Teacher Hemamali & ELTU (Uni Of Peradeniya) Beloved wife of Mahinda (Collin), mother of Upulani, Indika, Mahen and Manuja. Mother-in-law of Anura Dassanayake, Prasanna Dharmasena, Amali Dissanyake. Loving Grand Mother of Nethmini, Sister of Chandana, late Bandula, Manel and Samudra, Sister-in-law of late Padma, Chandra and late Bandula Expired . Funeral will take place at Mahaiyawa General Cemetery on 19th Saturday at 3.30 pm. Cortege leaves residence at 2 pm, 158/1, Udugodawatta, Bulumulla, Kiribathkumbura. 0812389503102131

DEWASURENDRA – MRS. BIATRIS. Beloved wife of late Susiripala Dewasurendra (Retired Principal),​ loving mother of Saroja (Australia),​ late Manjula,​ Tharanga (Australia),​ Jeewanthi (Wijeyeratne & Co.),​ Nalaka (Distict Secretariat,​ Matara) and loving mother-in-law of Professor Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake (Japan),​ Nirmali,​ Shyamal (Australia),​ Chakrapani (Dreamron Group),​ Harshani (Divisional Secretariat,​ Thihagoda),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence “Pradeepa”,​ Motagedara,​ Kekanadura on Friday the 18th of August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at Kekanadura Cemetery.101353

FERNANDO – LAKSHMAN (LUCKY). Beloved son of late Arthur and Jane Fernando,​ loving brother of Douglas (Canada),​ Lionel,​ Percy (Canada),​ Lal,​ Clement (New Zealand),​ Winitha (USA),​ Sharma (Australia) and brother of late Oliver,​ Nihal,​ Ajith and Lawrence Fernando,​ passed away on Thursday 17th August 2017. So suddenly you were taken,​ we could not say goodbye. You may have left this world behind,​ but you will never leave our hearts and mind. Cortege leaves residence 15/​2,​ Maliban Road,​ Ratmalana on Saturday 19th August at 1.30 p.m. for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia at 2.00 p.m.102210

SAMPANTHAN – MRS. LOGAMBAL. Beloved wife of late K. Sampanthan,​ daughter of late Mr. Thillainathan and late Mrs. Pancharatnam Thillainathan of Manipay,​ loving mother of Ananthy and Shivanthy,​ mother-in-law of Rajendran and Haridharshan,​ dearest grandmother of Nirthana Shanth,​ Arun and Nirosha Johanan,​ loving sister of late Nawaratnam,​ late Wanniyasingam,​ late Ratneswaran,​ Dr Balasundaram,​ Wimaladevi,​ late Rajamanoharan,​ Wickneswaran,​ Nawaranjani and Umadevi,​ sister-in-law of Wimaladevi,​ Pavalam,​ Yogeswari,​ Padmini,​ late Thuraisingam,​ Leelawathy,​ Dhamayanthi,​ Chandrapalan and Paramsothinathan,​ passed away on 17.08.2017. Cortege leaves residence No. 28/​1,​ Pereira Lane,​ Colombo 06 at 2 p.m. for cremation on 19.08.2017 (Saturday) at General Cemetery,​ Borella.102232

JAYAWARDENA – MRS. PAMALA. Beloved wife of Robert,​ loving mother of Dushanthi and Nadika,​ mother-in-law of Rohan Jayawickrema,​ precious grandmother of Shenali,​ daughter of late Mr. and late Mrs. Gunawardena,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 19th August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at St. Theresa’s Church,​ Burial Grounds,​ Kelaniya. No. 1321/​1,​ “Eileen’s”,​ Jayawardena Place,​ Biyagama Road,​ Kelaniya.102494

JAYETILEKE – CALISTUS. Dearly beloved husband of Chrishanthi,​ son of the late Deutram and Florence Jayetileke,​ son-in-law of late Gilbert Perera and Mrs. Joyce Perera,​ everloving father of Hiran and Himashini,​ father-in-law of Subashini and Malik De Zylva,​ much loved brother-in-law of Sevanthi,​ Sarath and Preethimali Liyanage,​ Roshan and Shalini Perera,​ darling grandfather of Hansana,​ Nathan and Liam. Cortege leaves residence No. 52/​27B,​ Vincent Joseph Mawatha,​ Wattala at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 19th August 2017 for service and burial at 4.00 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Church,​ Ragama.102444

MENDIS – NIMAL. Safe in the Arms of Jesus (Ex-Sri Lanka Air Force,​ Air Lanka and GAMCO – Abu Dhabi). Beloved husband of Christobel,​ precious father of Shilanthi (Srilankan Airlines) and Chrishmal (Srilankan Airlines Engineering),​ father-in-law of Dinuke Wijesinghe and Thushani,​ loving grandfather of Dishaya,​ Seshaya,​ Teshaya and Chrisheli,​ brother of late Enid,​ Mervyn and of Imelda and Mercy. Remains lie at residence No. 36/​13,​ Arthur Jayasekera Mawatha,​ off Averiwatte Road,​ Wattala. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Saturday 19th August 2017 for burial at St. Annes Cemetery.102492

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Thursday, August 17, 2017.

DEWASURENDRA – MRS. BIATRIS. Beloved wife of late Susiripala Dewasurendra (Retired Principal),​ loving mother of Saroja (Australia),​ late Manjula,​ Tharanga (Australia),​ Jeewanthi (Wijeyeratne & Co.),​ Nalaka (Distict Secretariat,​ Matara) and loving mother-in-law of Professor Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake (Japan),​ Nirmali,​ Shyamal (Australia),​ Chakrapani (Dreamron Group),​ Harshani (Divisional Secretariat,​ Thihagoda),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence “Pradeepa”,​ Motagedara,​ Kekanadura on Friday the 18th of August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at Kekanadura Cemetery.101353

DE ZILWA – VELMA (nee KOELMEYER). Dearly beloved wife of late Neville,​ everloving mother of Lourdes,​ everloving mother-in-law of George Martinesz,​ dearest grandmother of Georgia and Gihan (London),​ George,​ great grandmother of Greg,​ loving sister of Ronnie,​ Virginia and of late Bernard,​ Melville,​ Anton,​ Richie and Verita,​ loving sister-in-law of Phylis,​ Leonide,​ Rosemary,​ Lygia and Damon and of late Emailia,​ Conrad,​ Gracilla and Christobel. Cortege leaves residence No. 38,​ Ave Maria Road,​ Negombo on 17th August at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Negombo.101198

YVONNE – LABROOY (nee DE SOYZA),​ passed away peacefully on the 10th August 2017. Beloved wife of Bunny (decd.),​ mother of Christopher and Keith,​ mother-in-law of Julia,​ grandmother of Emily and Hayley,​ sister of Milroy,​ Annesley (decd.),​ Rosemary,​ Cynthia,​ Maureen & Godfrey (decd.). Funeral Mass at 2.00 p.m. at our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church,​ Doubleview,​ Perth,​ Australia. 1135,​ Beaufort Street,​ Embleton,​ Perth WA 6062,​ Australia.101283

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

ARNOLDA – ELIGIUS BOBBY (EARL),​ (BA Tours,​ BA Entertainments and Armstrongs Tourist Agency) passed away peacefully on Friday,​ 11 August 2017. Loving father of Rebecca,​ Dodwell,​ Christopher,​ Bernadine,​ Sandra and Debbie,​ father-in-law of Felix Rodrigo,​ Sam De Silva,​ Nivendra Coorey and Jeewani Arnolda,​ brother of Maureen (Australia),​ and of the late Pat,​ Madge,​ Claire,​ Bucky,​ Anto and Neville,​ brother-in-law of George Parsons (Australia) and of the late Shelton Caspersz,​ Col. Babee Perera and Col. Joe Caspersz,​ loving grandfather of Ewan,​ Dilshan,​ Shavaun,​ Donald,​ Natasha,​ Fallon,​ Shezard,​ Amanda and Andreen,​ loving great grandfather of Ella,​ Levi,​ Chloe,​ Zac,​ Noah,​ Isla and Billie. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Colombo 08,​ Tuesday 15th August 2017 from 8 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. and Wednesday 16th August from 8 a.m. Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. for Interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).100537

Janaza is announced of MR. M. SHAHUL HAMEED (Former Wharf Clerk Prop Hameed Clearing) – Husband of Zeenathul Fawziya,​ father of Nazreena and Shahreena,​ father-in-law of Naizer Hussain (Dubai) and Nazeer Hussain of Amana Bank. Janaza will leave residence 642/​1,​ Negombo Road,​ Wattala,​ Mabola,​ 16th August at 12.00 p.m. for Burial to Mabola Jumma Mosque.100997

PINGHE – O’REGAN. Dearly beloved husband of Rebecca,​ loving father of Shumlika (Canada),​ Rushika (USA) & Nimasha (UK),​ father-in-law of Dr. Amritha De Croos,​ Yohan Selvaratnam & Dr Aaron Yusuf,​ brother of late Dilani & of Viola,​ brother-in-law of late Kingsley Fernando,​ late Dr Frederick Roche,​ Sarojini Ilangaratne (Canada) & Daphne Kirthisinghe,​ darling papa of Shannelle,​ Arianna,​ Sarisha,​ Kiran,​ Anaiah & Neave,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 15,​ Main Street,​ Negombo on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at the Bharatha Cemetery,​ Negombo.100822

RAMALINGAM – MRS. RANEE. Beloved wife of late S. Ramalingam – Retired Assistant General Manager (Bank of Ceylon),​ formerly Director Hotel Holiday Inn,​ loving mother of late P. Prasad,​ Shankar,​ Nikesh & Shyamala (Australia),​ loving daughter of the late Rajaratnam Ponnambalam (Engineer) & late Pathmawathy,​ loving sister of Mohan Anandappa,​ loving granddaughter of late Proctor Thambirajah (Kurunegala) & late Sellakannu (Kottady Jaffna),​ daughter-in-law of late Sinnaiah & Mariai (Badulla),​ mother-in-law of Chelvaranjani,​ Juanita & A. Durvasan (Australia),​ loving grandmother of Vinoshan,​ Amrita,​ Pretasha,​ Shaveena,​ Mathuri & Saiprasad,​ sister-in-law of Nirmala John,​ expired on 11/​8/​2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 8.30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Tuesday (15.8.2017) for viewing and on Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (16/​8/​2017). Religious ceremony at 2 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Leaving at 4 p.m. for cremation at Borella Kanatte Hindu Section 4.30 p.m. Family and friends please note. Res – 0112587620. Nikesh 0771179813,​ Shankar 0765386152,​ Shyamala 077-3993962. K 1/​2,​ Veluwanarama Housing Scheme,​ (off Hampden Lane),​ Col-06.100650.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

ARNOLDA – ELIGIUS BOBBY (EARL),​ (BA Tours,​ BA Entertainments and Armstrongs Tourist Agency) passed away peacefully on Friday,​ 11 August 2017. Loving father of Rebecca,​ Dodwell,​ Christopher,​ Bernadine,​ Sandra and Debbie,​ father-in-law of Felix Rodrigo,​ Sam De Silva,​ Nivendra Coorey and Jeewani Arnolda,​ brother of Maureen (Australia),​ and of the late Pat,​ Madge,​ Claire,​ Bucky,​ Anto and Neville,​ brother-in-law of George Parsons (Australia) and of the late Shelton Caspersz,​ Col. Babee Perera and Col. Joe Caspersz,​ loving grandfather of Ewan,​ Dilshan,​ Shavaun,​ Donald,​ Natasha,​ Fallon,​ Shezard,​ Amanda and Andreen,​ loving great grandfather of Ella,​ Levi,​ Chloe,​ Zac,​ Noah,​ Isla and Billie. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Colombo 08,​ Tuesday 15th August 2017 from 8 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. and Wednesday 16th August from 8 a.m. Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. for Interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).100537

BAHARDEEN – FATHIMA HANOON – Wife of late Meerasa Bahardeen,​ mother of Fazal (Singapore),​ Riza (Jeddah) and Rihana,​ mother-in-law of Merita (Singapore),​ Mafaza (Jeddah) and Dr. Madany,​ grandmother of Sharfa (UK),​ Saarah (Australia),​ Bilal & Ayesha (Sinhapore),​ Umar (Malaysia,​ Salma (Qatar),​ Sumaiya & Ammaar (Jeddah(,​ Hafsa (Ilma International),​ Hamza (Amana Bank),​ Safiya & Mariam. Janaza leaves residence 26,​ Mahinda Place,​ Kirulapone,​ to Jawatte Muslim Bural Ground at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 15th July.100645

DHEERARATNE – JUSTICE RANJIT. Husband of Hema,​ father of Dr Ruvini,​ Nuwan (Etihad) and Ranoj (Dheeraratne Enterprises),​ father-in-law of Dr Namal,​ Rajitha (Sri Lankan Airlines) and Manjula (Boswell International College),​ grandfather of Dr Hasini,​ Banuka,​ Mewan,​ Deelaka,​ Ranugi,​ Vinuthi and Ramitha. Cremation will be on 16th Wednesday at 5.00 p.m. at the Dodangoda General Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. No. 90,​ Nagoda Road,​ Kalutara.100535

FERNANDO (LBA) WANNAKUWATTEWADUGE LIOYD BERNARD ALFRED (Retired Telecom Engineer). Beloved husband of late Merlyn,​ father of Srikanthi (deceased),​ Neelangani,​ Janendhra and Jayangani,​ father-in-law of Laksiri,​ Harini and Peter,​ darling grandfather of Nuwandhika,​ Lakitha,​ Jehan and Heshika,​ rests in the arms of Jesus. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Monday 14th August 2017 till Tuesday 15th August 2017 and will leave funeral parlour at 3.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Michael’s Church Cemetery,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m. on 15th August.100642

KARUNATILLAKE – BENNY. Son of late Mr M.D. Remigius and Mrs Grisilda,​ loving husband of Dilki,​ devoted father of Pujitha and Anjulie,​ beloved father-in-law of Bernadine and Pragna,​ fond grandfather of baby Akaine,​ called to rest with Jesus on 14th August. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,​ 16th. Cremation at Hunupitiya Crematorium,​ Hendala.100568

LION O’REGAN PINGHE – Charter Secretary of L.C. Negombo Orient and District Governor of Lions District 306 B – 2002/​2003 O’Regan Pinghe. Beloved husband of Lion Dr Rebecca,​ loving father of Past Leos of Negombo Orient Shumlika,​ Rushika and Nimasha,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 15,​ Main Street,​ Negombo at 3.00 p.m. on the 16th of August for burial at Bharatha Cemetery,​ (next to General Cemetery),​ Negombo. – Secretary,​ L.C. Negombo Orient.100529

PETER NEVILLE DAVID PONNUDURAI (Formerly of J.E.D.B.) Called to Rest. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Ebenezer),​ loving father of Marlon,​ Sharon and Shane,​ father-in-law of Dharshini,​ Tyronne and Tushita,​ grandfather of Onray,​ Rochelle,​ Aston,​ Devesh,​ Astina and Asheur (late),​ brother of Mercy,​ Pushpam,​ Reggie,​ Lorenza,​ Selvarani,​ Lloyd (late) and Milroy. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. No. 47,​ Hekitta Cross Road,​ (Seniviratne Road),​ Hekitta,​ Wattala for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella Kanatte (Anglican Section).100391

PINGHE – O’REGAN. Dearly beloved husband of Rebecca,​ loving father of Shumlika (Canada),​ Rushika (USA) & Nimasha (UK),​ father-in-law of Dr Amritha De Croos,​ Yohan Selvaratnam & Dr Aaron Yusuf,​ brother of late Dilani & of Viola,​ brother-in-law of late Kingsley Fernando,​ late Dr Frederick Roche,​ Sarojini Ilangaratne (Canada) & Daphne Kirthisinghe,​ darling papa of Shannell,​ Arianna,​ Sarisha,​ Kiran,​ Anaiah & Neave,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 15,​ Main Street,​ Negombo on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at the Bharatha Cemetery,​ Negombo.100531

RAMALINGAM – MRS. RANEE – Beloved wife of late S. Ramalingam – Retired Assistant General Manager (Bank of Ceylon),​ formerly Director Hotel Holiday Inn,​ loving mother of late P. Prasad,​ Shankar,​ Nikesh & Shyamala (Australia),​ loving daughter of the late Rajaratnam Ponnambalam (Engineer) & late Pathmawathy,​ loving sister of Mohan Anandappa,​ loving granddaughter of late Proctor Thambirajah (Kurunegala) & late Sellakannu (Kottady Jaffna),​ daughter-in-law of late Sinnaiah & Mariai (Badulla),​ mother-in-law of Chelvaranjani,​ Juanita & A. Durvasan (Australia),​ loving grandmother of Vinoshan,​ Amrita,​ Pretasha,​ Shaveena,​ Mathuri & Saiprasad,​ sister-in-law of Nirmala John,​ expired on 11/​8/​2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 8.30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Tuesday (15.8.2017) for viewing and on Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (16/​8/​2017). Religious ceremony at 2 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Leaving at 4 p.m. for cremation at Borella Kanatte Hindu Section 4.30 p.m. Family and friends please note. Res – 0112587620. Nikesh 0771179813,​ Shankar 0765386152,​ Shyamala 077-3993962. K 1/​2,​ Veluwanarama Housing Scheme,​ (off Hampden Lane),​ Col-06.100649

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Monday, August 14, 2017.

ARNOLDA – ELIGIUS BOBBY (EARL),​ BA Tours,​ BA Entertainments and Armstrongs Tourist Agency passed away peacefully on Friday,​ 11 August 2017. Loving father of Rebecca,​ Dodwell,​ Christopher,​ Bernadine,​ Sandra and Debbie,​ father-in-law of Felix Rodrigo,​ Sam De Silva,​ Nivendra Coorey and Jeewani Arnolda,​ brother of Maureen (Australia),​ and of the late Pat,​ Madge,​ Claire,​ Bucky,​ Anto and Neville,​ brother-in-law of George Parsons (Australia) and of the late Shelton Caspersz,​ Col. Babee Perera and Col. Joe Caspersz,​ loving grandfather of Ewan,​ Dilshan,​ Shavaun,​ Donald,​ Natasha,​ Fallon,​ Shezard,​ Amanda and Andreen,​ loving great grandfather of Ella,​ Levi,​ Chloe,​ Zac,​ Noah,​ Isla and Billie. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Colombo 08. Cortege leaves at 3.00 p.m. for interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).100394

FERNANDO (LBA) WANNAKUWATTEWADUGE LIOYD BERNARD ALFRED (Retired Telecom Engineer). Beloved husband of late Merlyn,​ father of Srikanthi (deceased),​ Neelangani,​ Janendhra and Jayangani,​ father-in-law of Laksiri,​ Harini and Peter,​ darling grandfather of Nuwandhika,​ Lakitha,​ Jehan and Heshika,​ rests in the arms of Jesus. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Monday 14th August 2017 till Tuesday 15th August 2017 and will leave funeral parlour at 3.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Michael’s Church Cemetery,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m. on 15th August.100395

NANAYAKKARA – SHEYAMALIE. Dearly beloved wife of Rohan (Glaxosmithkline) loving mother of Roshane,​ daughter of Stella and Doyne (Eric),​ sister of Rushika and Sanjeev,​ sister-in-law of Elereen,​ Rohan Ketagoda,​ Biswajith Wickramasinghe,​ passed away after a brief illness. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Palour,​ Borella on 14/​08/​2017 at 4.00 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.100393

PETER NEVILLE DAVID PONNUDURAI (Formerly of J.E.D.B.) Called to Rest. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Ebenezer),​ loving father of Marlon,​ Sharon and Shane,​ father-in-law of Dharshini,​ Tyronne and Tushita,​ grandfather of Onray,​ Rochelle,​ Aston,​ Devesh,​ Astina and Asheur (late),​ brother of Mercy,​ Pushpam,​ Reggie,​ Lorenza,​ Selvarani,​ Lloyd (late) and Milroy. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 3.00 p.m. No. 47,​ Hekitta Cross Road,​ (Seniviratne Road),​ Hekitta,​ Wattala for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella Kanatte (Anglican Section).100391

SAMARASINGHE – PADMA KUMARI YATAWARA (Age 96). Wife of the late Stanley Samarasinghe (PHI,​ University of Ceylon Peradeniya,​ 1953-1969),​ mother of Sam,​ Malkanthi,​ late Mahinda,​ Shirani,​ Lal,​ Shantha,​ late Ananda and Hemamali,​ mother-in-law of Vidya,​ Nimal,​ Pani,​ Kumari,​ Malki,​ Dushyanthi and Gamani,​ daughter of the late Mr. C B Yatawara and Sangamitta Angammana Yatawara,​ sister of Indra,​ late Ella,​ Newton,​ late Nanda,​ late Hector,​ late Neeta,​ Princy,​ Victor,​ Malini,​ late Raja and Damayanthi,​ expired. Remains lie at the Mahinda Funeral Palour (Tel 011-2712476),​ 591,​ Galle Road,​ Mt. Lavinia from 8.00 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. on Monday August 14. Cremation at the Mt. Lavinia (Galkissa) Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.100392

WICKREMERATNE – RUWAN (Commercial Leasing PLC). Precious husband of Lynette,​ adorable father of Ruwani,​ loving son of late Mahee & Rita,​ son-in-law of Patrick & Sumana Baldsing,​ brother of Vinod & Dilan,​ brother-in-law of Rebecca,​ Nasreen & Melissa. Service on Monday 14th August at 3.30 p.m. at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour. Thereafter burial at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte (R.C. Section).100390

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Sunday, 13 August, 2017.

AMARATUNGA – MRS. NANDA – Beloved wife of late Mr. G.D. Amaratunga – Accountant – Health Department. Loving mother of Dr. Roshan Amaratunga,​ Deepthi Amaratunga (Judge) & Himali Amaratunga,​ mother-in-law of Dr. Buddika Senevirathna (De Zoysa Maternity Hospital) and Damayanthi Manike (Attorney-at-Law),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 13th August at 4 p.m. for cremation at Godigamuwa Maharagama. 259/​1,​ 2nd Lane,​ Chandana Gardens,​ Pamunuwa,​ Maharagama. Tel: 0774552547.100354

ARULANANTHAM – SATHIENDRAN JAMES – passed away on August 8th,​ 2017 at the age of 60. He was preceded in death by his parents,​ James and Selvalukshmi. He is survived by his wife,​ Aurile,​ three daughters,​ Nicole,​ Allyson,​ and Rachel,​ his older brother,​ Ravi,​ his sister-in-law I-Ching,​ and his niece and nephew,​ Rekha and Easan. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday,​ August 13th at Our Lady of Wisdom in Reno,​ NV,​ followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Flowers can be sent to Walton’s Funeral Home (875 W 2nd St. Reno,​ NV 89503).100388

RATWATTE – HAROLD SENEVIRATNE TISSA beloved husband of Innocent loving father of Dudeepa & Mithula Father-in-law of Nadine & Chethana adored grand father of Dhiren, Serena & Jarryd passed away on 2nd of August 2017. A private funeral was held.098694

SEBASTIAN – JOAN CHANDRANI – Beloved wife of M.D. John Sebastian (Ex-partner Burah Hathy & Co. and former Chairman – Ceylon Ceramics Corporation),​ loving mother of Minoli and Dinesh Muhandiramge (USA),​ mother-in-law of Suneth Perera (USA),​ daughter of late Mr. & Mrs K.T. Fernando,​ sister of John Sunil (USA),​ daughter-in-law of late Mr & Mrs M.D. Peter,​ sister-in-law of Nancy (USA),​ Princy & Ivan,​ Eileen (Italy) & late Ranjith (Bolawatte),​ Lakshman & Astrid,​ Sunil & Swarna,​ passed away peacefully in California. The funeral will take place in California,​ USA. Tel. No. 001-9512456120. Address: 33548,​ View Crest Drive,​ Wildoroma,​ CA 92595,​ USA.100389

THRIMAWITHANA – AVANTHI SUMUDU (Nee WICKRAMARATNE). (Former Staff of Overseas School,​ Pelawattte). Wife of Mark Thrimawithana,​ daughter of Frank (Retired SLN) and Kusum (former Staff Royal College),​ sister of Mihiri (Australia) and Viranga (Brandix),​ sister-in-law of Shamin,​ Upekha,​ Anita & Luke,​ Dimuthu & Arindra (Australia),​ loving aunt of Atara Nethanya,​ Ruel,​ Aneira and Shirel. Cortege leaves residence No. 26/​1,​ Church Road,​ Pelawatte,​ Battaramulla after service at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 14th August for burial at the General Cemetery (Anglican Section),​ Borella at 4.30 p.m.100387

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Saturday, August 12, 2017.

DE SILVA – CLIVE,​ (Retired Civil Engineer). At Eternal Rest (formerly of Open University Sri Lanka and Walkers Civil Engineering),​ beloved husband of Sheila,​ everloving father of Shehani (Canada),​ loving brother of Amal (Canada),​ Lester and Malinee,​ brother-in-law of Thomas and Chitra,​ Pushpa,​ Prof. Gamini Fonseka and Marie,​ Christy and Kanthi,​ Tissa and Lalini,​ Rienzie and Sandhya,​ Seetha and Irene. Cortege leaves residence No. 800/​5,​ Colombo Road,​ Kurana,​ Negombo on Saturday 12th August 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Methodist Church,​ Katunayaka.098777

JAYASINGHE – Dr UPALI (International Potato Center and Asian Root Crops Research Center),​ beloved father of Chintaka (Canada),​ Sumedha (Bangladesh) and Ranjith (Australia),​ brother of late Ananda (SLAF /​ Air Lanka),​ Jayantha and Mala,​ precious grandfather of Skye,​ Joshua and Caleb,​ expired. Cortege leavesJayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Saturday 12th August at 5 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella,​ new Crematorium at 5.30 p.m.099583

SATHIENDRAN JAMES ARULANANTHAM passed away on August 8th,​ 2017 at the age of 60. He was preceded in death by his parents,​ James and Selvalukshmi. He is survived by his wife,​ Aurile,​ three daughters,​ Nicole,​ Allyson and Rachel,​ his older brother,​ Ravi,​ his sister-in-law I-Ching,​ and his niece and nephew,​ Rekha and Easan. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday,​ August 13th at Our Lady of Widsom in Reno,​ NV,​ followed by a Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Flowers can be sent to Walton’s Funeral Home (875 W 2nd St.,​ Reno,​ NV 89503).100282

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Friday, August 11, 2017.

DE SILVA – CLIVE,​ (Retired Civil Engineer). At Eternal Rest (formerly of Open University Sri Lanka and Walkers Civil Engineering),​ beloved husband of Sheila,​ everloving father of Shehani (Canada),​ loving mother of Amal (Canada),​ Lester and Malinee,​ brother-in-law of Thomas and Chitra,​ Pushpa,​ Prof. Gamini Fonseka and Marie,​ Christy and Kanthi,​ Tissa and Lalini,​ Rienzie and Sandhya,​ Seetha and Irene. Cortege leaves residence No. 800/​5,​ Colombo Road,​ Kurana,​ Negombo on Saturday 12th August 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Methodist Church,​ Katunayaka.098777

DHARMASENA – MRS NIRMALA (J.P.) – Beloved wife of M.D.P. Dharmasena (late),​ (Sri Lanka Jewelery Palace – Panadura),​ loving mother of Charles,​ Tilak,​ Vijith,​ Udaya,​ Sudath and Dilip (late),​ mother-in-law of Susima,​ Priyanki,​ Dili,​ Rukshani and Thanuja. Remains lie at 409/​3,​ Main Street,​ Panadura. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 12th August at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Minuwangoda Cemetery at 6.00 p.m.098297

LALVANI – MOHAN – Beloved husband of Mohini,​ loving father of Sharon,​ father-in-law of Suresh Solomon,​ brother of the late Devi,​ Vishin,​ Thaku,​ Ram,​ Sundri,​ Sheila,​ Kala and of Ganga,​ Chandri & Mohini. Passed away peacefully on 8th August 2017 and the Funeral was held at the General Cemetery,​ Borella on the 9th August at 5.30 p.m.098773

PERERA – E.M. SUJATHA (nee EDIRISINGHE) – (Attorney-at-Law),​ Deputy General Manager,​ Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. Wife of Ranasinghe P. Perera,​ mother of Roshanee and Gayashan,​ expired. Cortege leaves on 12th August 2017 at 2.30 p.m. from 706A,​ Elhena Road,​ Madinnagoda,​ Rajagiriya. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. at Borella Cemetery.098882

SUGATHADASA WIJESINGHE (Retired EOA of Kachcheri,​ Galle). Beloved son of late Henric Condred Wijesinghe and Johana Francina Wijesinghe of Kapale,​ Baddegama and beloved husband of Kalyani Jayasundera,​ precious father of Indrani,​ Swarnaseeli,​ Ranjith (Owner of Wijesinghe Motors,​ Galle) and Priyanthi,​ father-in-law of N.D. Peiris,​ Chandrasena,​ Nagahawatta & Lalani Wijesinghe,​ Nilantha Wickramaarachchi,​ passed away. Cremation on Saturday 12th Aug. at 5.00 p.m. at Dadella Cemetery. 31,​ Kithulampitiya Road,​ Kalegana,​ Galle.098703

WANDURAGALA – GERARD – Beloved husband of late Maureen,​ loving father of Gihan and Roshan,​ father-in-law of Sharmila and Sulani,​ son of the late Mr and Mrs John Wanduragala of Kurunegala,​ brother of Assuntha,​ late Pascal,​ late Tony and Patricia. Remains lie at 769/​3,​ Biyagama Road,​ Pilapitiya,​ Kelaniya. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Friday 11th August for Burial at the General Cemetery,​ Pilapitiya.099023

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Thursday, August 10, 2017.

DHARMASENA – MRS NIRMALA (J.P.) – Beloved wife of M.D.P. Dharmasena (late),​ (Sri Lanka Jewelery Palace – Panadura),​ loving mother of Charles,​ Tilak,​ Vijith,​ Udaya,​ Sudath and Dilip (late),​ mother-in-law of Susima,​ Priyanki,​ Dili,​ Rukshani and Thanuja. Remains lie at 409/​3,​ Main Street,​ Panadura. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 12th August at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Minuwangoda Cemetery at 6.00 p.m.098297

KARUNA GUNASEKARA (Retired Teacher). Dearly beloved wife of late Mr K. Gunaratne,​ loving mother of Krishanthi & Upali,​ Nalin & Rosharmie,​ Kapila & Rohini,​ Neel & Kumari. Cortege leaves residence No. 48,​ Halgahapokuna Road,​ Mampe,​ Piliyandala (the Road between DFCC Bank & Seylan Bank) on 10th August,​ 2017,​ 5 p.m. Cremation at Wawela Cemetery,​ Piliyandala at 6 p.m.098068

MORRELL – ROSEMARY. Beloved wife of Steve,​ loving mother of Simone and Candice,​ mother-in-law of Andrew Christoffelsz,​ sister of Christoble De Costa and late Clare,​ Kenneth,​ Doreen,​ Lena,​ Clement and Elmo. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Borella (R.C. Section).098212.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

ABEYNAYAKE,​ BULEGODA ARACHCHIGE SEELAWATHIE (Retired Teacher,​ St. Thomas’ College,​ Matara),​ wife of the late Mr Alexandar Abeynayake,​ loving mother of Turlin,​ Janakie,​ Osaka and Chinthaka,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence No. 1025H,​ Polwatte,​ Gonawatte Road,​ Malambe for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Thalahena General Cemetery (Malambe) on 09 August (Wednesday).097585

GOODCHILD (Australia). The Funeral to celebrate the life of DULCIE BEATRICE GOODCHILD will be held at the Blair Chapel,​ Springvale Botanical Cemetery,​ Princes Hwy.,​ Springvale on Thursday (August 10,​ 2017) commencing at 12.45 p.m. Private cremation will follow.097824

JOYCE JACINTHA,​ Beloved wife of late Felix (Former Director of BOI),​ loving mother of Ravi (Nations Trust Bank),​ mother-in-law of Nirupa (Brandix College),​ affectionate grandmother of Raniru (St. Joseph’s College – Colombo). Cortege leaves 96,​ High Level Road,​ Kottawa at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Christ King Church Burial Ground,​ Pannipitiya on 09th August 2017.097757

LALVANI – MOHAN – Beloved husband of Mohini,​ loving father of Sharon,​ father-in-law of Suresh Solomon,​ brother of the late Devi,​ Vishin,​ Thaku,​ Ram,​ Sundri,​ Sheila,​ Kala and Ganga,​ Chandri & Mohini,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 11.45 a.m. on Wednesday the 9th of August. Cremation at 12.30 p.m.,​ General Cemetery Borella.097897

MANON MARIAN MICHAEL – Beloved wife of the late Solomon,​ loving mother of Wesley (Westpac Banking Corp),​ Kennedy (Transact Lanka),​ Patricia,​ Manjula and Rowena,​ mother-in-law of Christine (Monash Health),​ Suzette (Cinnamon Hotel Management),​ Brandon Morris (AMW Group) and Wahid Kharposh (Asmaa Manpower),​ loving grandmother of Kirk (Next Campus),​ Wayne (Bagelicous),​ Yannick (Derana FM),​ Keiran (RMIT University),​ Shenade (Royal Institute),​ Wesley (Deakin University),​ Luke (RMIT Univeristy),​ Aidan (Swinbume University),​ Yulenka (St Bridet’s) and Asmaa (Stafford Internatioal),​ loving sister of Ranji Mahindapala (Australia),​ Lourdes Jayasinghe and Leena Martin. Remains will lie at the residence 124/​8,​ 7th Lane,​ Alwis Town,​ Hendala,​ Wattala from Sunday 6th August 8.30 a.m. to Monday 7th August 9.30 a.m. and at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from Monday 7th August 10.30 a.m. onwards. Interment Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 5.00 p.m. General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella. Australian Papers please copy.097574

MENDIS – HAASINI (nee FERNANDO) – (Former Vice Principal,​ Newstead College,​ Negombo). Wife of late Lakmin Mendis,​ beloved mother of Rasanthi – (National Christian Council) and Himakshi (Staff – Wesley College,​ Colombo),​ loving grandmother of Shanaya,​ Shavindri and Shayan,​ mother-in-law of Shashika (Eutech Cybermetic Group) and Sunimal (Hatton National Bank),​ rests in Peace,​ her mortal remains lie at 95C,​ Ihala Yagoda,​ Ganemulla. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday the 10th August for Service at 4.00 p.m. Methodist Church,​ Katunayake. Burial at the Methodist Cemetery,​ Katunayake. 95C,​ Ihala Yagoda,​ Ganemulla.097859

PERERA K.V.R. (SHEFF) – Ex SLAF. Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Charmaine (Ex Air-Ceylon),​ precious father of Laksiri,​ father-in-law of Harshani,​ grandfather of Joshua and Rachel Lilly. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Wattala from 8th August 2017. A Service will be held at the Parlour on Wednesday 9th August at 2.30 p.m. Cremation at 4 p.m. at Enderamulla Kanaththa.097751

PERERA – NANDANEE – Beloved wife of the late Flavian G.B.,​ daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs Leo Constantine of Kalutara,​ loving mother of Nimal (Australia,​ formerly of Aitken Spence Shipping),​ Malkanthi and Nishantha (Printare),​ mother-in-law of Nirmala,​ Angelo (Public Bank) and Renuka,​ sister of Sirimal,​ sister-in-law of Maya,​ grandmother of Niroshan,​ Nilshan,​ Nilukshi,​ Netanya and Nevanya. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parour,​ Borella from 10 a.m. onwards on Wednesday 9th August. Cortege will leave Parlour at 2.30 p.m. for Church Service and Burial at St. Francis De Sales Church,​ Dalugama,​ Kelaniya at 3.45 p.m.097753

PETERSON – PAUL (JACKIE),​ Ex-Locomotive Driver (CGR),​ husband of the late Norah (nee Maye),​ father of Jacqueline,​ father-in-law of Ian Pereira,​ loving grandfather of Jason and Jake,​ son of the late Mr & Mrs P.A.E. Peterson,​ brother of the late Anton & Titty and of Sherney,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 8th August from 12 noon onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Wednesday 9th August at 5 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5.30 p.m. Phone : 077-6114045.097588

RASARATNAM – RUDRA (Retired Consultnat Cardiothoracic Surgeon) – Son of late Mr & Mrs V. Rasaratnam,​ beloved brother of Drupathy,​ late Sundari,​ Solochana and late Anandan,​ passed away peacefully on 7th August at his residence. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Wednesday,​ 9th August from 9.00 a.m. to be followed by a cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 4.30 p.m.097659

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

ABEYNAYAKE,​ BULEGODA ARACHCHIGE SEELAWATHIE (Retired Teacher,​ St. Thomas’ College,​ Matara),​ wife of the late Mr Alexandar Abeynayake,​ loving mother of Turlin,​ Janakie,​ Osaka and Chinthaka,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence No. 1025H,​ Polwatte,​ Gonawatte Road,​ Malambe for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Thalahena General Cemetery (Malambe) on 09 August (Wednesday).097585

GUNASEKERA – LALITH (Retired DIG). Beloved husband of Dayanthi,​ loving father of Danusha and Harshini,​ brother of late Mahinda & of Jayampath,​ father-in-law of Saman Wickramasekera and Lasantha Ekanayake,​ brother-in-law of Gamini Karunatilake (Rtd. DIG),​ and Shanthi Wijesinghe,​ adorable grandfather of Behan,​ Yohani and Lyara,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 614,​ Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha,​ Ethul Kotte,​ on Tuesday the 8th of August at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.097581

PETERSON – PAUL (JACKIE),​ Ex-Locomotive Driver (CGR),​ husband of the late Norah (nee Maye),​ father of Jacqueline,​ father-in-law of Ian Pereira,​ loving grandfather of Jason and Jake,​ son of the late Mr & Mrs P.A.E. Peterson,​ brother of the late Anton & Titty and of Sherney,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 8th August from 12 noon onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Wednesday 9th August at 5 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5.30 p.m. Phone : 077-6114045.097588.

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Monday, August 7, 2017.

CHELLAPPAH – ANNALAKSHMI (AASAI) wife of late Rajasuriar Chellappah (Bank of Ceylon and World Bank). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Chelvy and Ranga,​ Nimal and Lakshmi,​ Shanti and Shivantha,​ Naren and Nandi,​ doting grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 16 passed away peacefully in Sydney,​ Australia on 04.08.2017097578

COLONEL ROHAN WASANTHA WARNAKULA. Loving husband of Priyanga,​ loving father of Nerusha,​ Dinasha & Aleesha,​ loving brother of Marian,​ Jasintha (Australia),​ Bernandeth (Denmark),​ Sarath (Denmark),​ Lalith (Fortras Hotel – SL),​ Shirani & Ruvini,​ son-in-law of Rufus & Anne,​ passed away peacefully on 3rd August. Funeral will take place on 7th of August at No. 81,​ Vihara Kanda Road,​ Payagala.097575

GUNASEKERA – LALITH (Retired DIG). Beloved husband of Dayanthi,​ loving father of Danusha and Harshini,​ brother of late Mahinda & of Jayampath,​ father-in-law of Saman Wickramasekera and Lasantha Ekanayake,​ brother-in-law of Gamini Karunatilake (Rtd. DIG),​ and Shanthi Wijesinghe,​ adorable grandfather of Behan,​ Yohani and Lyara,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 614,​ Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha,​ Ethul Kotte,​ on Tuesday the 8th of August at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.097580

HEMACHANDRA – GEORGE GINENDRA JP. Chairman,​ Hemachandra Jewellers (Kandy) Ltd.,​ Loving husband of Samudra,​ loving father of Hemali,​ Sidath,​ Sampath & Nuwan,​ beloved son of late Ananda Cyril Hemachandra & late Kamala Hemachandra,​ brother of late Upali,​ late Ranjith,​ late Athula,​ late Keerthi,​ Damayanthi,​ Thusitha and Yamuna,​ brother-in-law of Dr. Jayalath De Silva,​ Shantha Suraweera,​ Kumari and Kuei,​ loving uncle of Dr. Shyamali,​ Dr. Waruni,​ Lasitha,​ Avanthi,​ Chullaka,​ Nuwanthi,​ Seyana,​ Moraj,​ Dr. Upul and Darshika,​ passed away. Remains lie at No. 16,​ Louis Peiris Mawatha,​ Kandy. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. on Monday the 7th August to be cremated at Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​ Kandy.097579

WIJERATNE – DHAMMIKA – Beloved son of late Moris Peter Wijeratne and Swinitha Srimathi Wijeratne,​ beloved husband of Azra Ruchi Weraniyagoda Wijeratne and loving father of Vishmi Wijeratne and Madura Wijeratne has passed away on 4th of August. Funeral Details: Date : 7th of August 2017. Venue: No. 16,​ Walana,​ Panadura (Old Galle Rd,​ in front of Podu Sewa Mawatha). Cremation and Burial : 4 p.m. at the family burial grounds,​ Panadura (close to the venue). Contact: 0717793944 (Madura Wijeratne).097487

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Sunday, August 6, 2017.

FERNANDO – T.S. DIXON – (Retired – Department of Buildings /​​ Partner – Disons Constructions). Beloved husband of Rani (nee Warnakulasuriya),​​ father of Diran Damith (Architect) and Dayal (Partner – Disons Constructions),​​ father-in-law of Iranganie and Savithri,​​ grandfather of Uvini Vindula Lavindu and Gihansa,​​ expired. 17/​​11,​​ Janajaya Mawatha,​​ off Weerasekara Mawatha,​​ Boralesgamuwa. Cremation at 5 p.m. Kohuwela Cemetery on Sunday 6th August.097045

MANON MARIAN MICHAEL – Beloved wife of the late Solomon,​ loving mother of Wesley (Westpac Banking Corp),​ Kennedy (Transact Lanka),​ Patricia,​ Manjula and Rowena,​ Mother in law of Christine (Monash Health),​ Suzette (Cinnamon Hotel Management),​ Brandon Morris (AMW Group) and Wahid Kharposh (Asmaa Manpower) loving grandmother of Kirk (Next Campus),​ Wayne (Bagelicous),​ Yannick (Derana FM),​ Kieran (RMIT University),​ Shenade (Royal Institute),​ Wesley (Deakin University),​ Luke (RMIT University),​ Aidan (Swinburne University),​ Yulenka (St. Bridget’s) and Asmaa (Stafford International),​ loving Sister of Ranji Mahindapala (Australia),​ Lourdes Jayasinghe and Leena Martin. Remains lie at the residence,​ 124/​8,​ 7th Lane,​ Alwis Town,​ Hendala,​ Wattala from Sunday 6th August at 8.30 a.m. to Monday 7th August at 9.30 a.m. and at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from Monday 7th August 10.30 a.m. onwards. Interment on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella. Australian papers please copy.097573

RASIAH – DR. INDIRA ARUNTHATHIE – of Lower Hutt,​ New Zealand,​ PhD,​ Senior Research Scientist at Callaghan Innovtion,​ New Zealand,​ promoted to glory on Wednesday,​ July 19,​ 2017,​ aged 58 years. Beloved daughter of Grace and the late Dr. Balu Rasiah,​ dearly loved mother of Michael,​ Melanie and Miriam Mylvaganam,​ loved sister of Ajit & Dilky,​ Ishani & Peter,​ devoted aunt to Yovan,​ Nishan ,​ Arunan,​ Anusha and Chrishan. Messages to the Rasiah family may be placed in Indira’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz or sent C/​o 4 Moorefield Road,​ Jonnsonville,​ Wellington. In lie of flowers,​ a donation to the Neonatal Trust or Bible Society of New Zealand would be appreciated. A service for Indira was held at Knox Presbyterian Church,​ 574,​ High Street,​ Lower Hutt on Thursday,​ July 27 at 11 a.m. Ph. Grace and children. +64 4 462 – 2111 Ajit +64 4 475-7152 Ishani +64 4 3838555.096607

THAMBUGALA – Mrs. HEMANTHA – Beloved wife of late Dr. R.L. Thambugala (Ranji),​ loving mother of Aruni and Guyan,​ daughter of late Mr and Mrs. P.E. Gooneratne of Panadura,​ daughter-in-law of late Dr and Mrs. P. R. Thambugala of Kandy,​ beloved sister of Florrie,​ late Manel,​ Maya and Srima,​ sister-in-law of late Sathis,​ Irangani,​ Nalini,​ Sita and Padmini,​ expired in Sydney,​ Australia on 20th July 2017. A private funeral was held in accordance with her wishes.094426

WIJEDEERA – THILAKAPALA – (Brisbane- Australia). Beloved husband of Indrani Wasantha,​ loving father of Rasika and Vineetha,​ expired at Nawaloka Hospital,​ Sri Lanka on the 5th of August 2017. Funeral arranagements will be notified later. Tel: 2813679.097492

WIJERATNE – DHAMMIKA – Beloved son of late Moris Peter Wijeratne and Swinitha Srimathi Wijeratne,​ beloved husband of Azra Ruchi Weraniyagoda Wijeratne and loving father of Vishmi Wijeratne and Madura Wijeratne has passed away on the 4th of August. Funeral Details: Date : 7th of August 2017. Venue: No. 16,​ Walana,​ Panadura (Old Galle Rd,​ in front of Podu Sewa Mawatha). Cremation and Burial : 4 p.m. at the family burial grounds,​ Panadura (close to the venue). Contact: 0717793944 (Madura Wijeratne).097486

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Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Dr. R.S.Gunarathne (Ranjith Samaragunarathne) former practitioner at Medic Centre, De Soyza Street, Colombo-02; beloved husband of Dr.Vajira Jayawickrama, loving father of Sashika (GT Nexus) and Dineth (Australia), father-in-law of Shanelli (Australia) has expired. Cortage leaves 34/4, Siebel Avenue, Colombo-05on Sunday 6th August at 4.00pm. Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 5.00pm.096877

FERNANDO – PHYLLIS – Wife of late Dr. Rex Fernando,​ mother of Rohan (UK),​ mother-in-law of Dilrukshi (UK),​ grandmother of Reshan (Poland),​ Dilshan (UK),​ Dileeka (UK),​ sister of late Dr. Cyril,​ Hector,​ Florida (Girlie) and Victor,​ and of Oliver. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte RC Section on Sunday 6th at 12 noon. 6/​7,​ Ananda Mawatha,​ Baddagana,​ Pita Kotte.095549

FERNANDO – T.S. DIXON – (Retired – Department of Buildings /​ Partner – Disons Constructions). Beloved husband of Rani (nee Warnakulasuriya),​ father of Diran Damith (Architect) and Dayal (Partner – Disons Constructions),​ father-in-law of Iranganie and Savithri,​ grandfather of Uvini Vindula Lavindu and Gihansa,​ expired. 17/​11,​ Janajaya Mawatha,​ off Weerasekara Mawatha,​ Boralesgamuwa. Cremation at 5 p.m. Kohuwela Cemetery on Sunday 6th August.097041

MUTUCUMARANA – THISI – (Former Deputy Commissioner,​ Examinations Department,​ former Deputy Principal of Mahanama College,​ Colombo). Beloved husband of Kanthi,​ much loved father of Ruvini and Kaveesh,​ precious father-in-law of Nipuna and Venuri,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence 16,​ Sri Sumangala Mawatha,​ Ratmalana at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday the 5th of August for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery.097139

WIJESUNDERA – TOM – Dearly beloved husband of Liz,​ father of Dileepa,​ Pandula,​ Harshini and Keshini,​ father-in-law of Dhashi,​ Devika,​ Ravi and Sujiva,​ grandfather of Chaminda,​ Ruwan,​ Shiana,​ Shehan,​ Natalie,​ Tushara,​ Anushka,​ Hisham,​ Navika,​ Shanella,​ Sania,​ Andrea,​ Christobela,​ Zuben and Reed,​ great grandfather of Kian and Damian. Cortege leaves residence No. 138,​ Old Road,​ Nawala at 9.00 a.m. on Sunday 6th August for cremation at 10.00 a.m. at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.097169

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Friday, August 4, 2017.

FERNANDO – PHYLLIS – Wife of late Dr. Rex Fernando,​ mother of Rohan (UK),​ mother-in-law of Dilrukshi (UK),​ grandmother of Reshan (Poland),​ Dilshan (UK),​ Dileeka (UK),​ sister of late Dr. Cyril,​ Hector,​ Florida (Girlie) and Victor,​ and of Oliver. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte RC Section on Sunday 6th at 12 noon. 6/​7,​ Ananda Mawatha,​ Baddagana,​ Pita Kotte.095549

RANAWANA – SEETHA BOGAHAWATTE Beloved wife of late Mr. H B Ranawana, loving mother of Ranjith Manel (Former teacher Trinity College Kandy) Niyshshanka (Sri Lanka Army) Priyanka (Canada) late Capt. Rohan (Commando Regiment Sri Lanka Army) Indika (USA) loving Mother-in-law of late Samanthi Ekanayake, Anura Senavirathna, Indika Withanachchi, Sujith Dematagoda and Namal Kobbekaduwa. Expired cremation at 5.00 pm on Saturday the 5th August at crematorium Yatiwawala.095929

TARA BOLLING – Dearly beloved wife of late Ralph Bolling,​ much loved mother of Jeremy,​ David and Julian,​ mother-in-law of Praharshani and Nicola,​ grandmother of Deon,​ Georgi,​ Jordan and Jade,​ sister of Rhuni,​ Oosha and Dijen,​ sister-in-law of Chantal and of late Maithree and Neil. Cortege leaves residence 72,​ 5th Lane,​ Colombo – 3 at 4 p.m. on Friday 4th Aug. Burial at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.095263

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Thursday, August 3, 2017.

 DHANRAJANI – JIWAT HEMRAJ – Beloved husband of Veenu,​ father of Manju,​ Sunita and Usha,​ father-in-law of Jagdish Lalchandani,​ R. Giridhar and Ravi Jotwani,​ grandfather of Bhavna,​ Dinesh,​ Aparna,​ Manish,​ Anjali and Akshay,​ great grandfather of Ruan,​ Founder Chairman of Geekay (Pvt.) Ltd.,​ and Lanka Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd,​ passed away on Tuesday 1st August 2017. Final rites were performed on the same day.095261

GUNATILAKE – H.M. NIMAL GAMINI – (Retired Senior Superintendent of Police). Beloved husband of Hemapali Galgamuwa (Retired Teacher),​ father of Kashmi and Lalangi,​ father-in-law of Chethiya and Dinesh,​ son of late Mr. H.M.P. Gunatilake (Principal),​ and Mrs. Bandaramenike,​ brother of Asela,​ Sunethra and Anura,​ brother-in-law of Chandra,​ Padmasiri and Kashari,​ expired after a brief illness. Cremation on Friday 04th of August at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kurunegala. No. 52,​ 2nd Lane,​ Welangola Road,​ Kurunegala.095222

TARA BOLLING – Dearly beloved wife of late Ralph Bolling,​ much loved mother of Jeremy,​ David and Julian,​ mother-in-law of Praharshani and Nicola,​ grandmother of Deon,​ Georgi,​ Jordan and Jade,​ sister of Rhuni,​ Oosha and Dijen,​ sister-in-law of Chantal and of late Maithree and Neil. Cortege leaves residence 72,​ 5th Lane,​ Colombo – 3 at 4 p.m. on Friday 4th Aug. Burial at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.095262.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

ANANDAPPA – MERL JOSEPH – Safe in the arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Yoland (Nee Laity Ramenaden),​ brother-in-law of late Felicia Laity Ramanaden,​ precious dada of Rabindra (Lakshika),​ Mafelda (Padmasiri,​ USA),​ Fr. Mahendra (UK) and Rajendra,​ darling grandfather of Dilendra Anandappa,​ Manesha and Lalanica Chandrasekara and Romanthie Anandappa Fernando,​ great grandfather of Jaden Anandappa. Cortege leaves residence (43,​ Minuwangoda Road,​ Negombo) at 0100 p.m. for Interment at General Cemetery Borella,​ Wednesday August 02nd 2017.094656

HEENATIGALA – EDMUND – (Retd. Regional Manager,​ People’s Bank),​ husband of Kusum Heenatigala,​ (Retd. Regional Manager,​ People’s Bank),​ father of Pamadi Heenatigala and Sidath Heenatigala,​ father-in-law of Sanjeewa Munasinghe,​ passed away. Remains at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Funeral on Wednesday,​ 02 August 2017 at General Cemetery Crematorium,​ Borella.094699

KANDIAH SRI SKANTHA DAS (THAVAM) of Vaddu East,​ Vaddukoddai attained Sivapatham on 30th July 2017. Beloved husband of Shiamala (Shia),​ son of late S. Kandiah and late Annaletchumi Amma,​ son-in-law of late K. Nadarajah and late Kamaladevi,​ brother of late Sathyaseelan,​ late Chandra Das,​ Chandralekha and Chitralekha,​ brother-in-law of N. Ratnasiva,​ Sharmila and N. Ravindran. Viewing at the residence,​ 11/​2,​ Schofield Place,​ Colombo 3 on Tuesday,​ the 1st of August 2017 from 5.30 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday,​ the 2nd of August 2017 for cremation at 2.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Crematorium,​ Borella. 11/​2,​ Schofield Place,​ Colombo 3.094276

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

KANDIAH SRI SKANTHA DAS (THAVAM) of Vaddu East,​ Vaddukoddai attained Sivapatham on 30th July 2017. Beloved husband of Shiamala (Shia),​ son of late S. Kandiah and late Annaletchumi Amma,​ son-in-law of late K. Nadarajah and late Kamaladevi,​ brother of late Sathyaseelan,​ late Chandra Das,​ Chandralekha and Chitralekha,​ brother-in-law of N. Ratnasiva,​ Sharmila and N. Ravindran. Viewing at the residence,​ 11/​2,​ Schofield Place,​ Colombo 3 on Tuesday,​ the 1st of August 2017 from 5.30 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday,​ the 2nd of August 2017 for cremation at 2.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Crematorium,​ Borella. 11/​2,​ Schofield Place,​ Colombo 3.094276.

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Chaos at SLC – Selectors resign en masse!

Posted on 30 August 2017 by admin

Courtesy: FT Online.


 

  • Cricket selectors quit amidst mounting criticism against Sri Lanka team’s performance
  • Cricket crisis figures at Cabinet meeting with verbal clash between Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and Captain Cool Minister Arjuna Ranatunga
  • Sri Lanka has failed to beat India for 20 years in a bilateral ODI series

The crumbling performance of Sri Lanka Cricket one of the most prominent brands of the country got a fresh jolt yesterday with all the selectors resigning in an unprecedented development welcomed by most enthusiasts of the game.

Sources said it was the first time that selectors have resigned en masse whilst a tour was on. The move comes after Sri Lanka suffered a whitewash in the Test series against India whilst losing the ODI series. 

The selectors were Sanath Jayasuriya, Ranjith Madurasinghe, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Asanka Gurusinha and Eric Upashantha.

Some analysts said it was not fair to put the entire blame on the selectors as the players too have not lived up to their full potential or have been playing below par. 

In support of this view, analysts pointed out that Sri Lanka was yet to win an ODI bilateral series against India for 20 years. Sri Lanka last managed to draw a series in 1997. India’s current ODI winning streak equalled the second-longest such sequence for a team against any opposition.

The crisis in the country’s cricket was also felt at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting with an argument breaking out between Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and former World Cup-winning ‘Captain Cool’ Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga. The latter however has been a vocal critic of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board led by Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala. 

The verbal exchange between the two ministers forced President Maithripala Sirisena to intervene in the matter.

The argument broke out when Ranatunga found fault with the Sports Minister after the latter presented a Cabinet Paper to renovate the artificial track of the Sugathadasa Stadium.

This prompted Ranatunga to point out the shortcomings in the Cabinet paper presented by Jayasekara. Annoyed by Ranatunga’s comment, Jayasekara, who has been on the receiving end of criticism for his refusal to remove Cricket Board Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala, accused the Petroleum Minister of meddling in the affairs of others.

“The Sports Minister claimed that he was being accused of having dealings with betting centre owners, accusing Minister Ranatunga of playing cricket in the Port Ministry and Petroleum Ministry,” one source told Daily FT.

Jayasekara’s response resulted in Ranatunga pledging to always stand up for cricket no matter which portfolio he held.

In frustration, the Sports Minister offered to swap portfolios with Ranatunga, an offer which he turned down. Instead Ranatunga offered to take over the Sports Ministry in addition to his current ministry, adding that he had a right to make such a demand.   

The verbal battle finally ended with a promise from the President to discuss the matter at a later date.

Ranatunga on Monday said fans should hoot at the administrators and not the cricketers, a reference to an incident which occurred during the third ODI against India in Pallakele when bottles were thrown onto the field. The two remaining ODIs will be played in Colombo.

“The selection panel felt they should step down, allowing the board to appoint a fresh set of selectors in view of the criticism and the crowd reaction on Sunday,” an AFP report said quoting an unnamed source close to Jayasuriya.

The losses against India in Tests and ODI compounded the misery for the national side, which suffered a humiliating ODI home series defeat against bottom-ranked Zimbabwe and bowed out early from the Champions Trophy in England. Sri Lanka also lost to Bangladesh in a recent Test in addition to a dismal tour of South Africa.

Popular sports website ESPNCricinfo said the committee will step down after the tour concludes, two months after it had been given a six-month extension that would have taken it through until the end of the year.

“Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Selector Sanath Jayasuriya, as well as committee members Ranjith Madurasinghe, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Asanka Gurusinha and Eric Upashantha have decided to resign,” the Sri Lanka’s Sports Ministry said. “A combined letter bearing the names of the above committee has conveyed this decision to Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. According to the letter, their tenure will end on September 7.”

ESPNCricinfo said the past few months have seen pressure rapidly mounting on Jayasuriya’s committee to step down. Heavily criticised for making too many changes, having no clear vision and failing to persist with talented players, the losses during the India tour had seen public perception of the committee sink to new lows. 

Jayasuriya has always been a hands-on chief selector, but there have also been suggestions from within the team that he repeatedly overstepped his bounds. It was not uncommon to see him advising players in the approach to or during games.

Jayasuriya had also recently taken to publicly defending his committee, suggesting the volume of injuries Sri Lanka suffered over the past year had necessitated frequent changes to the playing XI. Since his committee was appointed in May last year, Sri Lanka fielded 51 international cricketers across all formats, including 40 in ODIs alone.

This was also Jayasuriya’s second stint as chief selector. Counting his first tenure, which ran for two years, he has had the job for three of the past four years.

Despite Sri Lanka’s recent failures, however, the same selection committee – sans Gurusinha who was added in April – had also been in force when Sri Lanka whitewashed Australia in the Test series last year.

Sri Lanka’s next international assignment will be the tour of the UAE and Pakistan, which is expected to begin in late September. A new set of selectors is likely to be named over the course of the next three weeks. 

Pallakelle incidents were ‘the last straw’ – SLC selectors

August 30, 2017   11:34 am

By Yusuf Ariff

The Sanath Jayasuriya-led Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selection panel, which decided to quit at the end of the ongoing series, today accused “interested parties with malicious intent” of damaging and hindering the sport through undue criticism and false allegations.

They say that the damage caused by the actions of these disgruntled elements seeking to destabilize the organization is widespread and brings to disrepute the glorious game lauded throughout history as a gentleman’s game.

“The heartbreaking incidents of unruly behavior we witnessed at Pallakelle last Sunday were the last straw for us, and we feel that it will serve this sport we love better if we step down, rather than allow the influence of these dark elements to poison the minds of our people who have always been the greatest supporters in the world,” the selection committee said. 

In a statement, the panel said that they have been hindered greatly by a spate of injuries and fluke incidents that have seen them restricted in the availability of players that fit into the required composition against a particular opponent.

However, the selection committee said they have nonetheless fulfilled their national duty to the very best of their ability given the resource pool available.

“We leave with tears in eyes, but with our heads held high as we know that Sri Lanka Cricket is working to a very defined and strategic plan, building from the foundation upwards, and as with all masterpieces, the results take time to show,” the statement said.


Issuing a special statement through Sri Lanka Cricket, the National Selections Committee comprised of Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman), Asanka Gurusinha, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Eric Upashantha and Ranjith Madurusinghe state the following;

“We the National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket have decided after serious consideration and deliberation to resign from our position at the end of the ongoing Indian series.

We wish to state this decision is made in the best interest of the game, which is being damaged and hindered by undue criticism and false allegations instigated by interested parties with malicious intent. This instigation has led to a public outcry, which in both the short and long term is damaging the present and the future of the game by demoralizing the players and creating an unfair, untrue and hurtful image of the team, the coaching staff, the selectors, and the administration.

This is especially saddening when considering the damage that is caused by the actions of these disgruntled elements seeking to destabilize the organization which has been built up over decades by the hard work and dedication of its administrators, is widespread and brings to disrepute this glorious game lauded throughout history as a gentleman’s game.

The heartbreaking incidents of unruly behavior we witnessed at Pallakelle last Sunday were the last straw for us, and we feel that it will serve this sport we love better if we step down, rather than allow the influence of these dark elements to poison the minds of our people who have always been the greatest supporters in the world, and damage not only this great sport, but the reputation of our country, our people and our proud culture.

We have, over the past 15 months, served cricket in Sri Lanka with unmeasured dedication, even at the cost of family and business commitments, and have brought to bear our experience and expertise as past cricketers in every decision we have made. We have been hindered greatly by a spate of injuries and fluke incidents that have seen us restricted in the availability of players that fit into the required composition against a particular opponent, but have nonetheless fulfilled our national duty to the very best of our ability given the resource pool available to us.

We leave with tears in eyes, but with our heads held high as we know that Sri Lanka Cricket is working to a very defined and strategic plan, building from the foundation upwards, and as with all masterpieces, the results take time to show. We have every confidence in the policies adopted by the administration both in selection and in development, and we have no doubt that this rough patch will soon be over so long as this plan is implemented unhindered.

We wish to thank the team for giving us their very best in every game they play, and to remind them to believe in themselves and their abilities. We wish to thank the President, the board and the support staff at SLC who have supported us unwaveringly, and we wish to thank the honourable Minister for believing in us, and in our plan even when things looked bleak. Last but not least, we wish to thank every single Sri Lankan who loves this game as much, and even sometimes maybe more than we do, for their undying support and passion, and to remind them, it’s always darkest, before the dawn”

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OPP history made with massive haul of pure cocaine

Posted on 28 August 2017 by admin


 

Investigation Intercepts Intercontinental Drug Shipments

ORILLIA, ON, Aug. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has concluded an intercontinental investigation that has netted 1,062 kilograms of pure cocaine – the largest single drug seizure in OPP history.

At a news conference at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES, Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM and representatives from the project's partner agencies unveiled details of the investigation and the stack of the evidence seized. The wholesale value of this seizure is estimated to be worth $60 million while the eventual street value, once cut, is approximately $250 million. 

Project HOPE was conducted by the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Peel Regional Police, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

During the course of the investigation, three individuals responsible for importing enormous quantities of cocaine from Argentina were identified and linked to cocaine transported on ocean-going vessels in shipping containers to the Port of Montreal for distribution in Ontario. Over the course of several months, the OPP worked with CBSA to identify the containers and locations. Subsequent investigation identified links to various caches of cocaine at a CBSA warehouse, at the Port of Montreal and in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Luis Enrique KARIM-ALTAMIRANO, aged 52 years of Vaughan was charged on May 1, 2017 with

  • Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 – Cocaine (Section 6(1) Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking (Section 5(2) CDSA); and,
  • Drive While Disqualified (Section 259(4) Criminal Code).

He remains in custody pending a bail hearing on August 30.

Mauricio Antonio MEDINA-GATICA, aged 36 years of Brampton was charged on May 1, 2017 with:

  • Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 – Cocaine (Section 6(1) CDSA); and,
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 – Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking (Section 5(2) CDSA).

He has since been released on bail.

Iban OROZCO-LOMELI, aged 45 years of Toronto, was charged on July 10, 2017 with

  • Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 – Cocaine (Section 6(1) CDSA); and,
  • Possession of a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking (Section 5(2) CDSA).

He has since been released on bail.

QUOTES

"The OPP recognize that illegal drugs cause grievous harm and threaten community safety.  With the amount of pure cocaine seized during Project HOPE, we've stopped many criminals from causing more harm to our communities while removing a quarter of a billion dollars from the criminal economy."
– Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES

"FINTRAC is proud to have provided financial intelligence to assist in this investigation.  By working together, we create a hostile environment for those who seek to threaten Canadians or abuse our financial system."
– Gérald Cossette, Director – Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada 

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3rd ODI: India beat Sri Lanka, take unassailable 3-0 lead

Posted on 28 August 2017 by admin

PALLEKELE: Rohit Sharma once again showed his class in the limited overs format with a stylish unbeaten 124 as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead with a six-wicket victory in the third ODI, which was marred by unruly crowd behaviour. Sensing another meek surrender from the home team, the crowd went berserk as they started throwing water bottles at the end of the 44th over, forcing a 35-minute stoppage.

Rohit was assisted by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67 no), who again played the second fiddle to perfection in an unbroken 157-run stand with India reaching the victory target of 218 in 45.1 overs.

It was India's seventh successive bilateral series victory against Sri Lanka. India last lost a ODI series to island nation in 1997.

India's batting depth came to the fore for the second successive time after form-man Shikhar Dhawan (5), skipper Virat Kohli (3), KL Rahul (17) and Kedar Jadhav (0) were back in the pavilion.

However, Rohit did not gift his wicket away like the previous ODI as he played an innings contrary to his attacking nature of batsmanship. He faced 145 balls, hitting 16 boundaries and two huge sixes.

Dhoni's 65th ODI half-century effort saw him face 86 balls, hitting four boundaries and a six off left-arm spinner Milinda Siriwardana.

For Rohit, who hit his 12th ODI hundred, it was business as usual despite wickets falling at the other end. He peppered the off-side field with regularity hitting some lovely drives and cuts. When Vishwa Fernando dug one short, he was in a perfect position to hook it for a six.

Dhoni as usual ran his singles well, giving Rohit bulk of the strike and bringing in the necessary calm that is always expected of him.

While Akila Dananjaya (2/38 in 10 overs) again had an impressive outing, the Indian pair decided to not take any undue risks against the mystery spinner.

Rohit on his part was decided to step out and disturb the length of the spinners, something that Rahul and Jadhav did not do during their brief stay at the wicket.

Sri Lanka will now have to win their last two games in order to remain in contention for an automatic qualification.

Earlier, pacer Jasprit Bumrah took his maiden five-wicket haul, enabling India restrict a struggling Sri Lanka to 217 for nine after Kohli lost the toss for the first time.

Bumrah was brilliant both upfront and in the death overs to end with figures of five for 27, surpassing his previous best of four for 22.

Sri Lanka, trailing 0-2 in the series, once again put up an ordinary show with the bat, barring a gritty 80 off 105 balls from Lahiru Thirimanne.

His 72-run stand for the third wicket alongsiside Dinesh Chandimal (36) was the lone bright spot in the innings after stand-in-captain Chamara Kapugedera opted to bat.

The hosts made two changes with Thirimanne and Chandimal coming in place of the injured Danushka Gunathilaka and suspended Upul Tharanga. India, expectedly, didn't make any changes.

After winning the toss for the first time in the series, Lanka surprisingly sent Chandimal to open with Niroshan Dickwella (13).

The former had only opened twice in his ODI career before, back in 2012 against New Zealand, and he watchfully added 18 runs for the opening wicket.

Dickwella survived an LBW via DRS in the fourth over, but four balls later Bumrah got his man in the same manner, LBW via DRS again.

Due to Dickwella's dismissal, Lanka didn't make a flying start and were reduced to 28 for two in the eighth over, with Kusal Mendis (1) caught at second slip. Rohit Sharma took a great diving catch to his right, plucking his 100th catch in international cricket.

Chandimal and Thirimanne then calmed things down and put on a solid partnership in the middle overs for a change. They didn't score quickly though, as Lanka only reached 37 for two in the first ten overs.

Later they brought up their 50-stand off 72 balls as Sri Lanka crossed the 100-mark in the 26th over. Chandimal was hit on his right thumb fending a short delivery off Hardik Pandya (1/42) in the 17th over, and that incident partly hampered his ability to shift gears.

Looking for some attacking shots, Chandimal then holed out in the deep off Pandya in the 26th over itself.

India had a poor day in the field with a lot of missed chances and barring Rohit's attempt, they looked far from a great fielding unit.

Thirimanne used this to his advantage and reached his 17th ODI half-century off 69 balls, inclusive of four fours. In total, he collected five fours and a six.

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Love triangle reason for Toronto man’s murder in the U.K.

Posted on 25 August 2017 by admin

British newspapers have splashed a murder of a Toronto man killed in a British town. 

A jealous husband whose wife was planning to divorce him murdered the new man in her life, a jury heard.

Luton Crown Court was told Sri Lankan Gnanachandran Balachandran, 38, kept Suren Sivananthan captive for 12 hours before beating him to death.

He snatched his "rival" from a Milton Keynes shopping centre, it was heard.

Mr Balachandran is in court with two men and a teenager he is said to have enlisted to help him. All four deny murder.

The court heard Mr Sivananthan was staying with Mr Balachandran's wife in Milton Keynes while on a visit from Canada.

The jury heard that when she called Mr Sivananthan's phone, her husband answered and said: "Why are you asking where he is? You can't live with your husband and so you take someone else. You are a bad person.

"You will see what I do to him."

Mr Sivananthan, 32, who lived in Canada, was beaten to death by a parade of shops in Great Linford, the court heard.

He was found by police at about 04:00 GMT on 21 January.

The jury heard he had 39 separate injuries to his head and neck, plus bruises on his arms, legs, back and chest.

A post mortem showed he died from sustained blunt force trauma to the head, which resulted in a brain injury.

 

'We still don't know what really happened to him,' says sister of Suren Sivananthan, 32.

 

Suren Sivananthan was found dead in the parking lot of a supermarket in Milton Keynes, about 85 kilometres northwest of London, England. 

Officers responded to a call shortly after 4 a.m. local time on Jan. 21 and discovered the body, according to a news release.

It is not clear how the 32-year-old Toronto man died but Thames Valley Police have charged three men and a 17-year-old boy with murder. The accused appeared in court Thursday.

Police said "there is no danger to the wider public."

CBC Toronto contacted Thames Valley Police but the force declined to provide further details "due to the active legal proceedings," a spokesperson said in an email.

'Wonderful brother'

Suresh said her family is distraught, and that British authorities have provided little information.

"He came all the way from Canada to there, not to die," she told CBC Toronto. "We still don't know what really happened to him." 

"We saw the news. They found a body. But what really happened to him?"

He was set to return to Toronto early next week. (Facebook)

According to Suresh, Sivananthan travelled to Germany to visit their younger sister, who recently had a baby. He left for the trip on Dec. 30 along with their parents, she said.

He later travelled to London, England to visit friends, and was due back in Germany before returning to Toronto with his parents early next week, she said.

'I never thought in my life I would plan my brother's funeral.'– Sinthuja Suresh, victim's sister

"He was supposed to come back with them but he's not coming back," Suresh said.

"He was a wonderful brother. He was a wonderful uncle. He would never hurt a fly."

Suresh is struggling to tell her young children what happened.

"My son is asking: 'Where's my uncle? What happened to him? Why are you putting his picture like this, mommy?'"

"I still didn't tell my kids what happened to him; that they'll never see their uncle again."

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Sri Lanka’s new Minister of Justice is Hon. Thalatha Atukorale

Posted on 25 August 2017 by admin

Thalatha Atukorale receiveing her letter of appointment as Justice Minister from President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday following Wijeyadasa Rajapakse’s removal from the Cabinet. The new appointment was made by the President on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recommendation.Thalatha Atukorale has been appointed as the new Minister of Justice replacing Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe who was sacked from his cabinet posts this week.

Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has been appointed as the new Minister of Buddha Sasana.

They took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence today.

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando were also present on this occasion.

August 25, 2017.

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Tilak Marapana is new Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

Posted on 25 August 2017 by admin

Newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister, Tilak Marapana assumed duties today at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Standing at extreme right is Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam. FM received blessings of religious dignitaries and well wishers.

The Minister also serves as the Development Assignments Minister.

He assumed the post as the Foreign Minister following former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s resignation.

 

Tilak Marapana was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

Marapana, a President’s Counsel, is a former Attorney General who retired prematurely with the change of Government in 1994. He thereafter practised on the unofficial bar and enjoyed an extensive and lucrative practice when in 2001 he was appointed the Minister of Defence in the UNP Government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

Later, with the demise of Gamini Atukorale, he was also appointed the Minister of Highways, Transport and Civil Aviation.

In 2015, following the last General Election, Marapana was appointed as the Minister of Law and Order. Consequent to a speech made by him in Parliament in which he explained the use of firearms stored in a ship chartered by Avant Garde and following allegations that he could interfere with the ongoing investigations against Avant Garde, he resigned from his portfolio until the conclusion of the investigation. 

In May this year Marapana was once again appointed to the Cabinet as the Minister of Development Assignments, a new ministry set up to monitor all ongoing development projects, both foreign and local.

Marapana as the Attorney General led the Sri Lanka delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva on successive sessions from 1992-1994 and successfully prevented the passage of a resolution against Sri Lanka on human rights issues. 

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What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Home Renovation

Posted on 25 August 2017 by admin

News Release

August 25, 2017

Tips from Consumer Protection Ontario to Help Protect You and Your Home

There are many things to think about when hiring a contractor for a home renovation. Taking the time to research and choose a reliable business or contractor goes a long way towards protecting you and your home.

In Ontario, consumers are protected under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 whether you're hiring a contractor for a planned renovation or an unexpected repair. 

Follow these steps before you hire a business or contractor for home repairs or renovations:

Do your research

Start out by asking friends and family for recommendations of businesses that specialize in the type of renovation or repair you need. Personal referrals can give you peace of mind because they come from sources that you trust.

Always ask to see the business's contract and credentials before hiring. Not having the right paperwork, such as contracts, identification, or trade or municipal licences is a warning sign that a business may not be reputable.

Check the Consumer Beware List to see if there are any recent charges, convictions, orders, actions or unanswered complaints against the businesses you are considering to do the work. Online resources can also be a great tool to search business reviews.

Get multiple quotes

Always try to get estimates from at least three businesses and compare them. It might be a red-flag if one deal is significantly lower than the others. Reputable companies meet all legal requirements, like charging and paying applicable taxes.

Take your time

Give yourself enough time to consider an offer. Once you hire a business, never pay the full amount for the work up-front. It is recommended that you keep your deposit to 10 per cent of the total cost, and pay the balance owing in installments or when work is complete. Also, you are required by law to hold back 10 per cent of the contract price until 45 days has passed since the renovation is substantially complete.

Get a written contract

It's important to have a written contract that sets out exactly what the business is required to do. A written contract helps to ensure that you get what you paid for and protects you from fraud. If you pay cash, make sure that you get a detailed, signed receipt from the contractor. This is one way to protect you from risks and potential liabilities when participating in cash deals. If you sign a contract in your home for renovations worth $50 or more, the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 gives you a number of protections, including a 10-day cooling off period in which you can cancel the contract.

 

 

 

QUICK FACTS

  • In 2015, Ontario’s renovation market was estimated to be worth about $25 billion.  

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