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Canada’s economy pauses in July, no growth from June: StatsCan

Posted on 29 September 2017 by admin

 

Canada dollar loonie

Loonies are displayed on a map of North America in Montreal on Jan. 9, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)


Courtesy: The Canadian Press
Published Friday, September 29, 2017.

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy took a pause in July, the first month in 2017 that showed no growth.

The Ottawa-based agency says gross domestic product was essentially unchanged, at 0 per cent growth in July compared with June, which marked the eighth month in a row of GDP growth.

  • Goods-producing industries saw a contraction of 0.5 per cent in July while service industries had overall growth of 0.2 per cent.
  • The oil and gas subsector shrank 1.8 per cent, with declines in both conventional and non-conventional production.
  • The manufacturing sector also fell 0.4 per cent overall, mostly because of declines in motor vehicle manufacturing and parts.
  • Growth in services was led by wholesale trade, which was up 2.0 per cent, the highest monthly gain since September 2014.

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya meets with Speaker of the U.S. House Paul Ryan

Posted on 28 September 2017 by admin

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is currently leading a multiparty  parliamentary delegation on an official visit to Washington D.C. This morning (September 28) they met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan at the U.S. Capitol.
 
The visiting multiparty delegation includes Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, State Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management Palitha Range Bandara, Members of Parliament Vijitha Herath, Kumara Welgama and M.A. Sumanthiran, and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neil Iddawala. Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap are also in the pictures.

 

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington  D.C.

 

September 28, 2017

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SriLankan Airlines receives prestigious Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

Posted on 28 September 2017 by admin

SriLankan Airlines Manager Product Development Senaka Bandaranayake(center) receiving the award on behalf of the Airline.

Colombo, September 28, 2017: SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) in the first ever airline industry rating programme based solely on feedback from passengers.

Captain Suren Ratwatte, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We are delighted to receive this rating of excellence, which we consider extremely important since it was compiled using passenger feedback. We will continue our efforts to delight our customers and will aim to achieve Five Stars in the next edition of the rating.”

APEX (www.apex.aero) is the world’s only non-profit membership trade association dedicated to improving the entire airline passenger experience

Siva Ramachandra, Chief Commercial Officer of SriLankan, said: “This rating is the culmination of continuous teamwork and innovation by every employee of our airline and demonstrates that SriLankan has the ability to compete with the finest airlines in the sky.”

A total of 470 airlines worldwide were rated, with only 12% of airlines achieving five-star status and 14% reaching four-star status. Using a five-star scale, more than 500,000 flights were rated anonymously by passengers between 24th October 2016 and to 31st July 2017. Passengers rated their overall flight experience and also provided ratings in seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, entertainment and Wi-Fi. SriLankan Airlines was placed in the Major Regional Airline category, with the other categories being Global Airlines and Low Cost Carriers.

The awards were presented at a gala ceremony in Long Beach, California on 25th September during APEX EXPO, a conference attended by more than 4,000 airline industry professionals which showcases airline related technologies, products and services. 

SriLankan recently won a host of accolades including ‘World's Leading Airline Operating to the Indian Ocean Region’ at the World Travel Awards; ‘Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia’ for two consecutive years at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards; ‘Most Innovative Marketing Airline in China’ by Life Weekly magazine; ‘Best Airline in South Asia’ at the Top Travel Awards, also in China; and Best International Airline – Asia for two consecutive years at the Tamil Nadu Tourism Awards.

The airline has been rapidly modernizing its fleet with the addition of brand new wide body A330-300 and narrow body A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Passengers now enjoy a service with comfortable seats, state of the art entertainment systems, excellent in-flight cuisine, on board connectivity (Wi-Fi & GSM) and flight attendants famed for their warmth and caring.

SriLankan’s global network covers 105 cities in 47 countries and as a member of the oneworld global airline alliance it also connects its passengers to oneworld’s worldwide network of more than 1,000 destinations in 160 countries.

 

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OBITUARIES – SEPTEMBER 2017

Posted on 25 September 2017 by admin

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

ANANDAPPA,​ FRANCIS ANTHONY RANJIT – Son of late Ernest and Estelle Anandappa of Kotahena,​ beloved husband of Ranjani (nee Jacobs),​ loving father of Cassie and Miranda,​ passed away peacefully on September 27th,​ 2017 in Chicago. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. R​a​n​j​a​n​i​a​n​a​n​d​a​p​p​a​1​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​120453

RANI DE SILVA RUPASINGHE – Dearly beloved wife of late Mahipala Rupasinghe,​ beloved mother of Chamisan,​ Gamesha and Kuloda,​ daughter of late George De Silva and late Matilda Athapattu,​ sister of Gamini,​ Lakshman,​ late Ananda,​ Shanthi,​ Udeni,​ late Ravindra,​ Priyani and Sudarman,​ sister-in-law of Evon,​ Greta,​ Nandani,​ Clarance,​ Prema,​ Keerthi and late Chithra,​ passed away on Tuesday 26th of September 2017. Cremation on Friday 29th September 2017 at Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.120746

DE SILVA – SURANGANIE – Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. K.M.C. de Silva,​ loving mother of Duleeka,​ Suren and Dr. Sharmila,​ mother-in-law of Padmini and Dr. Upendra Jayasena,​ sister of the late Sita Wickramasuriya,​ and the late Malini Fernando,​ sister-in-law of the late Justice T.S. Fernando,​ grandmother of Anoushka and Seneli,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence 40,​ Dickman’s Road,​ Colombo 5 on Saturday 30th September 2017 at 3.15 p.m. for cremation at the General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m.121347.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017.

AYARAMACHANDRAN – UMESH – (AGM Janashakthi Insurance PLC). Beloved husband of Kanchana,​ father of Aravind and Poorva,​ son of Jayaramachandran and Radha Rani,​ brother of Sharmila and Wignesh,​ son-in-law of Ravi Kulachandran and Vathsala,​ brother-in-law of Thivya and Kanna,​ passed away on 26.09.2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cremation on 28.09.2017 at General Cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m.119971

KANNANGARA – LAKSHAMAN – (Professor M.L.T.) – Beloved husband of late Swarna,​ loving father of Priyani,​ Manouri,​ and Ruvani,​ father-in-law of Kalinga,​ Ananda and Zaffar,​ grandfather of Nishan,​ Amali,​ Rajiv,​ Shiyana,​ Ashani,​ Dilshaad,​ Mariam and Ameena,​ brother of late Manel,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at his residence on Thursday 28th September. Cortege leaves the residence on same day at 3 p.m. after service followed by cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4 p.m. No. 71,​ School Lane,​ Colombo 3.119887

SEEDUWA – RODRIGO DALSAN RUWANJEEWA – (Systems Administrator – Stassen Group,​ Colombo),​ beloved husband of Bernisi Agatha (Teacher,​ St. Sebastian Balika Maha Vidylaya,​ Kandana),​ father of Duthika Asangi (John Keells Airline Division),​ Tharushi Darshani (Troshik Treasure) and Tharindu Dhanushka (Star Garments),​ father-in-law of Nisala Supathum Wickramasinghe (Standard Chartered Bank),​ beloved son of Grace Agnes and late Julian Bernard Rodrigo (Danny),​ brother of Udula and Priyadharshani (Star Garments),​ brother-in-law of Rohan and Ranjith,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Friday 29th September 2017 for Service at Methodist Church,​ Seeduwa. Burial at the Methodist Church Cemetery. Home address : No. 190,​ Mukalangamuwa South,​ Seeduwa.120122

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017.

DANANSURIYA – TUDOR – Beloved husband of Buddhissriya,​ loving father of Chamari (District Judge – Anuradhapura),​ Janani (CA Sri Lanka),​ Malin (Attorney General’s Dept),​ Anil (SL Navy),​ father-in-law of Amila Wittahachchi,​ Dhanushka and Diloka,​ loving grandfather of Januthi,​ Dulmina,​ Sehansi and Diynon. Remains lie at “Rathna Sevana”,​ Yogiyana. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday,​ 28th September 2017 for cremation at Yogiyana Cemetery at 4 p.m.119968

FERNANDO – HARSHA (Architect – Immediate Past President,​ Sri Lanka Institute of Architects),​ dearly beloved husband of Nalika (Wycherley International School),​ precious father of Nipunika and Piyangi,​ dearly beloved son of late Primus & Edith Fernando,​ much loved son in-law of Dr Tillak & Kumari Weerakoon,​ loving brother-in-law of Mekala,​ Gimhani and Damith. Remains lie at RESTPECT HOME by Jayaratne’s No. 483/​485,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ Colombo 8,​ (between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika Vidyalaya),​ from Tuesday 26th September at 10.30 a.m. Cremation will be held on Wednesday 27th September by 6.00 p.m. at Borella Old Crematorium. Home address : No. 79,​ Wijerama Road,​ Udahamulla,​ Nugegoda.119493

JAYARAMACHANDRAN – UMESH – (AGM Janashakthi Insurance PLC),​ beloved husband of Kanchana,​ father of Aravind and Poorva,​ son of Jayaramachandran and Radha Rani,​ brother of Sharmila and Wignesh,​ son-in-law of Ravi Kulachandran and Vathsala,​ brother-in-law of Thivya and Kanna,​ passed away on 26.09.2017. Remains lie at . Cremation on 28.09.2017 at General Cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m.119970

JAYAWARDENA – SHIRLEY – Beloved husband of Serena (Italy),​ loving father of Shirleen (USA),​ Shirantha and Shehan (Italy),​ father-in-law of Ravindra de Silva (USA),​ Sudani,​ grandfather of Ryan (USA),​ Sanduni and Hiruni,​ son of late Victor Jayawardena and Mrs. Nancy Jayawardena,​ son-in-law of late Harold Seneviratne and Bernice Seneviratne,​ brother of late Trixie,​ Eric and Bertram. Cortege leaves residence 28,​ First Lane,​ Church Road at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th September for burial at RC Burial Ground,​ Weligampitiya.119960

KANNANGARA – LAKSHAMAN – (Professor M.L.T.) – Beloved husband of late Swarna,​ loving father of Priyani,​ Manouri,​ and Ruvani,​ father-in-law of Kalinga,​ Ananda and Zaffar,​ grandfather of Nishan,​ Amali,​ Rajiv,​ Shiyana,​ Ashani,​ Dilshaad,​ Mariam and Ameena,​ brother of late Manel,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at his residence on Thursday 28th September. Cortege leaves the residence on same day at 3 p.m. after service followed by cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4 p.m. No. 71,​ School Lane,​ Colombo 3.119887

LILY AMARASEKARA – Beloved wife of late Gratian Amarasekara,​ loving mother of Bandula (USA),​ Kanthi,​ Chandrika (USA) and late Daya Sagara,​ mother-in-law of Dr Esiri Karunarathna (USA),​ late R.P. Leelasena,​ Lihini and Manjula,​ passed away on 25th September. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Wednesday 27th and Cremation will be on Thursday 28th at 10.30 a.m. at Borella Cemetery.119465

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017.

DISSANAYAKE,​ LAKSHMAN – Beloved husband of late Valerine (nee Perera),​ loving father of Liesl and Camille,​ father-in-law of Michael Elias and Mario Fonseka,​ grandfather of Joelle,​ Nicole and Liam Elias; beloved son of late Alex and Girlie,​ brother of late Rakitha,​ passed away peacefully on September 22nd 2017. Son-in-law of late Muhandiram Walwin and Edna Perera,​ brother-in-law of Shirani,​ late Lester Perera,​ late Damascene Perera,​ Corinne Perera and Nalini Perera. Remains will lie at 30/​35 L,​ De Silva Cross Road,​ off De Silva Road,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwela from 3.00 p.m. on Monday 25th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 3.15 p.m. on Tuesday,​ 26th September 2017 for service at St. Lawrence’s Church,​ Wellawatte. Burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.30 p.m.119243

FERNANDO – HARSHA (Architect – Immediate Past President,​ Sri Lanka Institute of Architects),​ dearly beloved husband of Nalika (Wycherley International School),​ precious father of Nipunika and Piyangi,​ dearly beloved son of late Primus & Edith Fernando,​ much loved son in-law of Dr Tillak & Kumari Weerakoon,​ loving brother-in-law of Mekala,​ Gimhani and Damith. Remains lie at RESTPECT HOME by Jayaratne’s No. 483/​485,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ Colombo 8,​ (between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika Vidyalaya),​ from Tuesday 26th September at 10.30 a.m. Cremation will be held on Wednesday 27th September by 6.00 p.m. at Borella Old Crematorium. Home address : No. 79,​ Wijerama Road,​ Udahamulla,​ Nugegoda.119493

LILY AMARASEKARA – Beloved wife of late Gratian Amarasekara,​ loving mother of Bandula (USA),​ Kanthi,​ Chandrika (USA) and late Daya Sagara,​ mother-in-law of Dr Esiri Karunarathna (USA),​ late R.P. Leelasena,​ Lihini and Manjula,​ passed away on 25th September. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from Wednesday 27th and Cremation will be on Thursday 28th at 10.30 a.m. at Borella Cemetery. (A Private Funeral).119465

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017.

DISSANAYAKE,​ LAKSHMAN – Beloved husband of late Valerine (nee Perera),​ loving father of Liesl and Camille,​ father-in-law of Michael Elias and Mario Fonseka,​ grandfather of Joelle,​ Nicole and Liam Elias; beloved son of late Alex and Girlie,​ brother of late Rakitha,​ passed away peacefully on September 22nd 2017. Son-in-law of late Muhandiram Walwin and Edna Perera,​ brother-in-law of Shirani,​ late Lester Perera,​ late Damascene Perera,​ Corinne Perera and Nalini Perera. Remains will lie at 30/​35 L,​ De Silva Cross Road,​ off De Silva Road,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwela from 3.00 p.m. on Monday 25th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 3.15 p.m. on Tuesday,​ 26th September 2017 for service at St. Lawrence’s Church,​ Wellawatte. Burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.30 p.m.119243

FERNANDO – MRS. MURIEL – Beloved wife of M.A.D. Fernando (Retired Postmaster) loving mother of Prasad,​ (Saudi Bank – Riyadh),​ Pradeep (Commander,​ Sri Lanka Navy),​ mother-in-law of Indurekha and Rasika,​ expired. Cremation at Galkissa Crematorium on Monday 25th September at 5.00 p.m. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia.119223

GUNASEKERA RANGEN SENARATH CONSTENTINE DE SILVA (Engineer). Son of late Dr. G.S.C. De Silva Gunasekera,​ and late Piyaseeli Jayakody Gunasekera,​ loving husband of Mary,​ Step father of David and Heather,​ brother of Asoka,​ Sakuntala,​ late Ananda and late Kirthi,​ died following a brief illness. The body was cremated in Spokane USA.119242

ILANPERUMA – NIHAL (Former Stores Manager,​ Maura Garments /​ Asiaknit and Oriant Garments,​ Kotte). Beloved wife of Roshini,​ father of Thrindu (former Accountant HSBC Rajagiriya) and Heshan,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayarathna Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m. on 25th September 2017.119248

PERERA – Mrs. JULIE. Beloved wife of late M.A.J. Perera (Retired Post Master),​ mother of Kusumsiri (New Zealand),​ Joseph (Egypt),​ late Jerome Lalith and late Robert,​ passed away. Funeral will be held on (Tuesday) 26th September at Horana Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. Remains lie at 95/​2,​ Kulunduwatta Road,​ Kalupana,​ Pokunuwita. Tel: 0771639300,​ 077 3011416.119247

RAMACHANDRAN – NIRMALA DEVI (Former Commissioner General Inland Revenue). Beloved wife of late Deshamanya Dr. Surendra Ramachandran,​ daughter of Dr. Vairamutthu and Mrs. Chellam Kathirgamatamby,​ loving mother of Professor Sudarshan Ramachandran,​ mother-in-law of Sanju Ramachandran,​ loving grandmother of Shanath,​ Pravinath and Harishnath,​ much loved sister of late Sivasankaran,​ late Natarajan and late Dr. Viswanathan Kathirgamatamby passed away peacefully on 21st September. A private funeral was held on 24th September 2017 according to her wishes.119138

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017.

ARIYANANDA – MR K.L. (MIEE. MICE,​​ C.Eng),​​ former Chairman CECB and CEB,​​ former Consultant Engineer K&D (UK),​​ Powerconsult (Chairman),​​ Ceypower Cascade (Director),​​ beloved husband of Kamala (nee Indatissa),​​ beloved father of Kapila,​​ Tanuja (LRWHF),​​ Jagath,​​ (WS02),​​ Tanju (CECB),​​ beloved father-in-law of Sanjeevi,​​ Chamila (Hemas Holdings),​​ Manujendra (Sampath Bank),​​ beloved grandfather of Seniya,​​ Thenura,​​ Ruvindi,​​ Yonal and Vinudi,​​ passed away peacefully at home. Remains lie at 22,​​ Tissa Mawatha,​​ Dehiwala. Cortege will leave residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday the 24th. Cremation at Mount Lavinia Crematorium.119141

COLONEL P.A. VINCENT PERERA – Beloved husband of Colonel Malireen Perera,​ loving father of Vinishia,​ Shirani and Dinusha,​ father-in-law of Jayantha,​ Prasanna and Yohann,​ loving grandfather of Shehan,​ Ashean,​ Shalini,​ Sohani,​ Avisha,​ Adrian. Funeral service at the Salvation Army Church,​ Rawathawatte at 4.00 p.m. on 25th September 2017. Burial at Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 5.00 p.m.119245

DISSANAYAKE – LAKSHMAN – Beloved husband of late Valerine (nee Perera),​ loving father of Liesl and Camille,​ father-in-law of Michael Elias and Mario Fonseka,​ grandfather of Joelle,​ Nicole and Liam Elias; beloved son of late Alex and Girlie,​ brother of late Rakitha,​ passed away peacefully on September 22nd 2017. Son-in-law of late Muhandiram Walwin and Edna Perera,​ brother-in-law of Shirani,​ late Lester Perera,​ late Damascene Perera,​ Corinne Perera and Nalini Perera. Remains will lie at 30/​35 L,​ De Silva Cross Road,​ off De Silva Road,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwala from 3.00 p.m. on Monday September 25th 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 3.15 p.m. on Tuesday,​ September 26th 2017 for service at St. Lawrence’s Church,​ Wellawatte. Burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.30 p.m.119244

DR. PATHMANATHAN – KULANDAVELOE – Beloved Husband of Irangani,​ former husband of Selvarartnam (Mathurai),​ loving father of Krishnakumar,​ Shanthi,​ Naresh Kumar and Shyamala,​ brother of late Navaratnarajah,​ late Nagalingam,​ late Rasamma,​ late Nagamma,​ Chelvarajah and late Lohambal,​ expired on September 21,​ 2017 after brief illness. Remains lie atJayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Hospital Road,​ Kalubowila for cremation today at 5 p.m at the Kohuwela Cemetery.119246

FERNANDO – MRS. MURIEL – Beloved wife of M.A.D. Fernando (Retired Postmaster) loving mother of Prasad,​ (Saudi Bank – Riyadh),​ Pradeep (Commander,​ Sri Lanka Navy),​ mother-in-law of Indurekha and Rasika,​ expired. Cremation at Galkissa Crematorium on Monday 25th September at 5.00 p.m. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia.119224

WIJESIRIWARDANE – STELLA. Wife of late David Wijesiriwardane (Founder Bake House Ltd,​​ Colombo 10). Beloved mother of Harsha,​​ Pradeep,​​ Omila & Pranitha,​​ mother-in-law of Upali,​​ Senani,​​ Penny & Asanka,​​ loving grandmother of Melanie,​​ Sheehan,​​ Lilan,​​ Yohan,​​ Maneesha,​​ Desmond,​​ Marvan,​​ Devin,​​ Dimitri & Dinouk,​​ much adored great-grandmother of Eleesha and Amelie. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 24th September at 4.15 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​​ Colombo at 5 p.m. No. 6,​​ Nandimitra Place,​​ Colombo 6.118786

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Friday, September 22, 2017.

AARON – NOEL ROBERT JOLLY. At rest with Jesus. (Retired Associate Editor Daily News). Dearly beloved son of the late Solomon and Lydia,​ precious brother of Cecil,​ Clarence and Pearl (all deceased),​ Lakshmi (retired teacher of Carey College) and Indira (O.L.M. Macan Markar Ltd) loving brother-in-law of Eugiene,​ Ivor Asirvadem and late Mabel,​ darling uncle of Ervyn,​ Christine and late Ranjith,​ Shirley and Anusha,​ late Christopher and Deepika,​ Rev. Adrian – Holy Emmanuel Church (Moratuwa) and Rev. Thamara,​ late Ranjith & Chandra,​ Nelum and Ratnayake,​ Dilani & David,​ Shanaka and Mary,​ adored granduncle of Ruwanthi and Ruwitha,​ Roshanthi and intended uncle of Udara,​ Shehan & Sansannah,​ Nigel and Desiree,​ Dhihasa,​ Zion and Zara,​ Niyora Sandamali,​ Diamanthi,​ Ajith and Aravinda,​ six great grand nephews and nieces. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Friday 22nd Sept. 2017 from 9 a.m. Service will be held at 3.00 p.m. Burial will take place on Saturday 23rd at 4 p.m. General Cemetery Kanatte Borella (Anglican Section). Tel: 2773602,​ Cell – 0719852111.117523

BENEDICT. SILVA – (Retired Director of Establishments,​ Central Bank of Sri Lanka/​Retired Senior Administrative Officer ICRC),​ dearly beloved husband of Pamela (daughter of late Simon & Ena Perera – Kegalle),​ precious father of Ruklanthi and Shanesh,​ loving father-in-law of Harsha Theverapperuma (Aitken Spence Hotels – Oman) & Dhanushka Perera (Scan Shipping – Colombo (Pvt) Ltd.),​ loving grandfather of Shivane,​ Shahen,​ Yeshika & Sharin,​ dearly beloved son of the late John & Mary Silva – (Mattakkuliya),​ much loved brother of late Therese,​ Jerry,​ Joseph,​ Aloy,​ late Rev. Fr. Anselm,​ late Benjamin,​ Lionel & late Noeline. Remains lie at No. 94,​ St. Mary’s Road,​ Mattakkuliya. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 23rd September at 3.30 p.m. for service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Mattakkuliya,​ followed by burial at Madampitiya Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.117012

WIJERATNE – SUDATH. (Ex. CEO Hirdaramani Group). Son of late Mr T.B. Wijeratne & Mrs Mercy Wijeratne,​ son-in-law of Mr P. Somadasa & Mrs S. Siriwardena,​ husband of Nadeera,​ father of Gayan (Remedium One),​ brother of Udeni,​ Sahampath,​ Nadeepa & Nilantha,​ brother-in-law of Udumbara,​ Samanmalee,​ Priyangika,​ Nayana,​ Vajira,​ Rajitha,​ Mahendra & Gamini,​ passed away. Funeral will be held on Friday (22-09-2017) 6.00 p.m. at Godigamuwa Cemetery,​ Maharagama. 80/​16,​ Yahampath Mawatha,​ Maharagama. Tel: 077-2300175.117541

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Thursday, September 21, 2017.

SAMARADASA – MRS NANDANI (nee DEWAPURARATNE) – (Retired from National Lotteries Board). Wife of late Mr M.A. Samaradasa,​ beloved mother of Nilmini,​ Shamalee – (Glaxo) and Rohan,​ mother-in-law of Prabhath,​ Jayalath – (Telecom),​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 21st September 2017 at 5.15 p.m. for cremation at Rawathawatta General Cemetery. No. 58/​8,​ Charles Place,​ Rawathawatta,​ Moratuwa.116916

SILVA – BENEDICT. (Retired Director of Establishments,​ Central Bank of Sri Lanka.) Dearly beloved husband of Pamala (daughter of late Simon & Ena Perera – Kegalle),​ precious father of Ruklanthi and Sharnesh,​ loving father-in-law of Harsha Theverapperuma & Dhanushka Perera,​ loving grandfather of Shivane,​ Shahen,​ Yeshika & Sharin,​ dearly beloved son of the late John & Mary Silva – (Mattakkuliya),​ much loved brother of late Therese,​ Jerry,​ Joseph,​ Aloy,​ late Rev. Fr. Anselm,​ late Benjamin,​ Lionel & late Noeline. Remains lie at No. 94,​ St. Mary’s Road,​ Mattakkuliya. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 23rd September at 3.30 p.m. for a service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Mattakkuliya,​ followed by the burial at Madampitiya Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.117012

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

TILLEKERATNE – MAXWELL. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Samaranayake),​ loving father of Mario and Numani (Canada),​ father-in-law of Majella and Rohan Ranaweera,​ beloved grandfather of Shannelle,​ Shanice,​ Sharon,​ Shannon,​ Jerome and Shenuki,​ brother of the late Gerald and Annie Rita. Cortege leaves “Kamanee”,​ Nagoda,​ Kandana at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday the 21st of September 2017 for burial at St. John the Baptist Church,​ Nagoda,​ Kandana.117009

ARULANANTHAN – AMUTHA (09.03.1952 – 18.09.2017). Loving wife of STS Arulananthan (Ramsons Hardware,​ Greenlands Hotel,​ President – The Ceylon Hardware Merchants Association,​ Kataragama Pilgrim Thonder Society,​ Lanka Bauddha Hindu Friendship Association and Board of Governors of Sri Lanka National Arbitration Center),​ precious Amma of Arjuna,​ Anujaan and Anjana,​ caring mother-in-law of Sharmini,​ Anitha and SathyaRam,​ beloved grandmother of Anish,​ Satvi,​ Amrith and Ashok,​ daughter of the late Senator MMC Neethirajah and late Thilakawathi and daughter-in-law of the late STS Sinnadurai (Leela Press) and late Saupakkiam,​ thoughtful sister of Pathmini and late Thanarajah and sister-in-law of the late Sundaralingam and Balendra,​ Dr Somasegaram (UK),​ Dhesabandu,​ Loganathan,​ Dhanabala,​ Sockanathan (USA) and Ravindra,​ passed away on 18.09.2017. Remains lie at her home 61,​ Bandaranaike Mawatha,​ Colombo 12,​ from Tuesday 19.09.2017 from 10 a.m. and will leave for Kanatta (Borella) at 4.00 p.m. on 20.09.2017 for cremation at the Hindu Section at 5.00 p.m.116701

FERNANDO – ROYCE (Former General Manager – Insurance AMW) at Rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Emarley (Sri Lanka Badminton Association – Selector),​ ever-loving father of Mesaj (UK) and Omesh (UK),​ loving son of late W.B. Robert Fernando and late Kathleen Silva,​ son-in-law of late Edgar Fernando and of Vimalin,​ brother of Rusini and Ruvini (Bank of Ceylon CFO Office,​ retired),​ brother-in-law of Bernard,​ Vimacia,​ Wimal and Deepa,​ Malick and Heshani,​ Lakmal and Chamila. Cortege leaves residence – No. 50/​1,​ Lady Evelyn De Soysa Road,​ Idama,​ Moratuwa at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 20/​09/​2017 for service at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Uyana,​ Moratuwa and thereafter for interment at the Church Burial Grounds.116234

PERERA – RANJAN (Stores Manager,​ C.W. Mackie & Co. Kohuwela) & (formerly Factory Manager – Uniwalkers),​ beloved son of late K.A.A.H. Perera and Blanch Perera,​ husband of Renuka,​ father of Dinithi & Sanju (I.F.F.),​ father-in-law of Panduka (Commercial Bank,​ Head Office),​ brother of Rohini,​ Rohan,​ Rukmal,​ Renuka & Thilakshan (A.M.W.),​ brother-in-law of Chandra Edirisinghe (Gem & Jewellery Authority),​ Champa,​ late Harendra Keerthi (Quest Destination) & Dharshani (Sri Lanka Insurance),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence on 20th Sept. (today) at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at the Kohuwala Cemetery. 52/​3/​A,​ Moraketiya Road,​ Thumbowila,​ Bokundara,​ Piliyandala.116574

SPAAR – MIGNON NELL GERALDINE (nee Melder),​ At Rest with Jesus. Daughter of late Jerry & Pansy,​ dearly beloved wife of Lorenz,​ sister of Joan & late Ernie Boustead (Aus),​ Frankie & Valerie Melder,​ late Derrington & Judy (Can),​ Daryl & Dougie De Zilwa (Aus),​ much loved mum of Karen & Jefferson,​ Keith & Christine,​ Gerald (Adam Metals),​ Gillian (HSBC) & Prasad (Sunpower),​ adored grandma of Keryn (Asia Securities) & Ryan (CT CLSA Securities),​ Jared (Softlogic) & Dr Nethmini (Horana Base Hospital),​ Joshua (USA),​ Gareth (Beats International) & Dan (Dialog). Funeral service at 3 p.m. on 20th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte (Christian Section – Main Entrance). No. 8/​1,​ 3rd Lane,​ Jambugasmulla Mawatha,​ Nugegoda. USA,​ Australian & Canadian papers – Please copy.116193

SURIYAARACHCHI – MRS. GNANA (Retired School Teacher – Ratnapura) (“Suriya Niwasa”,​ Godigamuwa,​ Ratnapura) – Beloved wife of late Mr Gnanawardena Suriyaarachchi,​ precious mother of Sri Rani Geethanjali (Bank of Ceylon),​ Chinthika,​ Nishantha and Ranjika,​ mother-in-law of Wilfred (Retired – Bank of Ceylon),​ Deepal (Planter),​ Ariyaratne and Nadeesha,​ expired. Cremation will take place at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday,​ 21st September,​ 2017,​ at the Ratnapura Crematorium,​ “Suriya Niwasa”,​ Godigamuwa,​ Ratnapura. Tel.: 045-2224107.116566.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AMARASEKERA – RAJENDRA (RAJU) – Beloved husband of Marie,​ loving father of Marchi,​ brother of Dilta Blanche,​ Neil,​ Leela and Chitrane,​ brother of late Derrick Onslow Milita Kingsley and Desmond. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Leaving the Parlour for Burial at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. and Burial at 4.30 p.m. on 19th September Tuesday 2017.116356

AMUTHA ARULANANTHAN (09.03.1952 – 18.09.2017). Loving wife of STS Arulananthan (Ramsons Hardware,​ Greenlands Hotel),​ precious amma of Arjuna,​ Anujaan and Anjana,​ caring mother-in-law of Sharmini,​ Anitha and Sathyaram,​ beloved grandmother of Anish,​ Satvi,​ Amrith and Ashok,​ daughter of late Senator Neethirajah and late Thilakawathi and daugher-in-law of late STS Sinnadurai (Leela Press) and late Saupakkiam,​ tho ughtful sister of Pathmini and late Thanarajah and sister-in-law of late Sundaralingam and Balendra,​ Dr Somasegaram Deshabandu,​ Loganathan,​ Dhanabala,​ Sockanathan and Ravindra,​ passed away on 18.09.2017. Remains will lie at her home 61,​ Bandaranaike Mawatha,​ Colombo 12 from Tuesday 19.09.2017 from 10 a.m. and cortege will leave for Kanatta (Borella) at 4.00 p.m. on 20.09.2017 for Cremation at the Hindu Section at 5.00 p.m.116357

BALASOORIYA – LESLIE GEORGE CHRISTOPHER (Ex Employee,​ Insurance Corporation). Beloved husband of late Swinitha,​ loving father of Nelunika and Amali (Seylan Bank) and father-in-law of Anil,​ brother of Clifford and Roy and late Stephen and Willie. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 12.30 p.m. for Service at Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church at 2.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4.00 p.m. 96,​ Mangala Mawatha,​ Ganemulla Rd.,​ Kadawatha.116301

FERNANDO – ROYCE (Former General Manager – Insurance AMW) at Rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Emarley (Sri Lanka Badminton Association – Selector),​ ever-loving father of Mesaj (UK) and Omesh (UK),​ loving son of late W.B. Robert Fernando and late Kathleen Silva,​ son-in-law of late Edgar Fernando and of Vimalin,​ brother of Rusini and Ruvini (Bank of Ceylon CFO Office,​ retired),​ brother-in-law of Bernard,​ Vimacia,​ Wimal and Deepa,​ Malick and Heshani,​ Lakmal and Chamila. Cortege leaves residence – No.50/​1,​ Lady Evelyn De Soysa Road,​ Idama,​ Moratuwa at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 20/​09/​2017 for service at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Uyana,​ Moratuwa and thereafter for interment at the Church Burial Grounds.116234

IRIS PESTONJEE (nee JOACHIM),​ passed away peacefully into the Arms of Our Lord on 16th September 2017 in Hawaii,​ USA. Daughter of late Dr Awr Joachim and Lucille,​ dearly beloved wife of Rutton,​ loving mother of Noshir and Kashmira (USA),​ loving sister of late Rosemary Dias,​ Yvonne Ranasinghe,​ Ninette Joachim and Dr Michael and of Marina Wijesekera,​ mother-in-law of Jennifer Pestonjee and George Reid. Religious observances for the repose of her soul will be held in Hawaii and a Thanksgiving Service will be held in Colombo in due course.116305

KUSUM AMARASINGHE – Beloved wife of late Upali Amarasinghe,​ loving mother of Hiranthi,​ Sewwandi,​ Lahiru,​ Kasun,​ mother-in-law of Jeewan,​ Shanika & Amanda,​ passed away on 18th September. Cortege will leave the residence No. 49,​ Rosewood Estate,​ Hapugala,​ Wackwella for Cremation on Tuesday the 19th September at the Dadalla Crematorium at 5.00 p.m. Contact No. 0912233322.116354

LANEROLLE – CYRIL T. Dearly beloved husband of Phyllis,​ loving father of Prishanthie,​ father-in-law of Rohan Kumaraperuma,​ grandfather of Maria and Kesara,​ son of the late W.A. Lanerolle and Lillian Lanerolle,​ brother of James,​ Kathleen,​ Rose,​ Dora,​ George and Rachel. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 18th September. Funeral on 19th September at 3.30 p.m. at the General Cemetery Borella.116181

SPAAR – MIGNON NELL GERALDINE (nee Melder),​ At Rest with Jesus. Daughter of late Jerry & Pansy,​ dearly beloved wife of Lorenz,​ sister of Joan & late Ernie Boustead (Aus),​ Frankie & Valerie Melder,​ late Derrington & Judy (Can),​ Daryl & Dougie De Zilwa (Aus),​ much loved mum of Karen & Jefferson,​ Keith & Christine,​ Gerald (Adam Metals),​ Gillian (HSBC) & Prasad (Sunpower),​ adored grandma of Keryn (Asia Securities) & Ryan (CT CLSA Securities),​ Jared (Softlogic) & Dr Nethmini (Horana Base Hospital),​ Joshua (USA),​ Gareth (Beats International) & Dan (Dialog). Funeral service at 3 p.m. on 20th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte (Christian Section – Main Entrance). No. 8/​1,​ 3rd Lane,​ Jambugasmulla Mawatha,​ Nugegoda. USA,​ Australian & Canadian papers – Please copy.116193

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Monday, September 18, 2017.

ABEYAKOON – DR. SARATH (Medical Director,​ Senior Oncologist,​ Ceylinco Healthcare Services). Beloved husband of Dr. Luckshmi,​ devoted father of Dr. Chathuri,​ loving brother of Mangalika. Cortege leaves residence125,​ Abeyratne Mawatha,​ Boralesgamuwa at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 18th of September for cremation at 6.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.116159

DE SILVA – ASOKA. Son of late K.R. Alson De Silva and of Alice Chandra De Silva,​ son-in-law of late Stanley H. Abeysekera and Soma Abeysekera,​ beloved husband of Damayanthi,​ much loved father of Nayantara and Damesh,​ father-in-law of Jeremy and Ashana,​ brother of late Nimala,​ Padma,​ Mahanama and Pavithri,​ grandfather of Shari,​ Matthew,​ Apeksha and Dinethri. Funeral took place according to his wishes on September 15th,​ 2017.116114

EKARATNE – ARIYAWATHI – Wife of late S. Ekaratne – Attorney-at-Law (Ambalangoda),​ beloved mother of Prof. Uditha (Suki),​ Nilanga,​ Helani and Kumar Ekaratne,​ mother-in-law of Vajira,​ Kumudini,​ Abeya and Ananda,​ grandmother of Sidath,​ Tikiri,​ Chehani,​ Erandi,​ Sanuja and Tivanka Ekaratne,​ expired. Remains lie at “The Restpect” Funeral Home by Jayaratne’s between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika Vidyalaya. Cremation at Borella Cemetery,​ on (Monday) 18th September 2017 at 5.30 p.m.116160

FERNANDO – THANAMONY – (of Vembar). Beloved wife of the late V.S.A. Fernando,​​ loving mother of Josephine,​​ Sr. Monica (RGS),​​ Rose Fidelis and Stanis,​​ loving mother-in-law of the late X.A.M. Fernando,​​ the late Xavier Morais and of Niranjala and Renola,​​ darling grandmother of Shirani and Mahadevan,​​ Sudarshan and Margaret,​​ Fr. Prakash,​​ Sasikala and Selvaraj,​​ Ashanti and Trevin Anoja and Alann,​​ Dilan and Eronie,​​ Radhika and Lacshika,​​ loving great grandmother of Brindha and Arun,​​ Vidhya and Arul,​​ Navin,​​ Joyal,​​ Treshan and Shrenic,​​ loving great great grandmother of Jayden and Joel. Cortege leaves residence 54,​​ St. Mary’s Lane,​​ Mattakkuliya at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 18th for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte,​​ Borella.116143

NANAYAKKARA – SHALINI (Nee PERERA) – Dearly beloved wife of Nilmin,​​ adored mother of Mandrinee,​​ Uvindra and Janendra,​​ intended mother-in-law of Kavishan Dissanayake,​​ much loved daughter of Nimal and of late Duncan Perera,​​ beloved sister and sister-in-law of Waruni and Ravi Fernando,​​ Ishani and Chaminda Perera,​​ Vasudeva and Wasanthi,​​ Manoshree and of late Yasapalitha,​​ Padma and Ira,​​ Swarna and of late Asoka Meegama,​​ Ranjini and Chandra Tennekoon,​​ Lanka and Abhaya Panditharatne,​​ Dharma and Kamal Gammampila,​​ Hemakumara and Nedra and Asanga and Theja,​​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 132/​​31,​​ Kurulubedda,​​ Nawala Road,​​ Nugegoda at 3 p.m. for cremation at 4 p.m. on Monday the 18th of September 2017 at the General Cemetery,​​ Borella.116116

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017.

AHLIP – GNEI ROWENA – passed away peacefully on 11th September 2017 (Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun). Dearly beloved wife of Marhoom E.C. Ahlip,​ daughter of Marhoom Al Haj and Marhooma T.B. Jayah,​ loving sister of the Marhoom Tony,​ Marhooma Razeena,​ Marhoom Masnavi,​ Marhooma Gunara and Marhooma Sabrina,​ and Talib Jayah,​ sister-in-law of Zanora and Indres,​ beloved mothe of Hajiani Yasmine,​ Maiyo (B.F.),​ Mumtaz,​ Imara,​ Yolande & Sayang,​ mother-in-law of Marhoom Al Haj Nouman Suby,​ Shehan,​ Shiraz Dole,​ Alston Koch & Ameen Deane,​ much loved mama-pu of Azmara and Russell,​ Ravi and Razni,​ Soraya and Peter,​ Niloufer,​ Nazrine and Enzo,​ Jehad and Marcelle,​ James,​ Danielle and Ryan,​ Kahthan and Melanie,​ beloved great-grandmother to Briana,​ Sian and Jordan,​ Raiyan an Raidy,​ Isabel and Sophie,​ Madeline,​ Chloe and Liam,​ Aidan and baby Lana. Janaza took place at Jawatte Burial Ground on Wed 12th September 2017.115419

AMARASEKERA – RAJENDRA [RAJU] – Beloved husband of Marie,​ loving father of Marchi,​ brother of Dilta Blanche Neil,​ Leela and Chitrane,​ brother of late Derrick Onslow Milita Kinglsey and Desmond. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Leaving the Parlour for burial at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. and burial at 4.30 p.m. on 19th September Tuesday 2017.116101

BALASUNDARAM – DR. ANANDKUMAR – (Chairman – British Business School) – Husband of Vasugi (former Primary Teacher St. Bridgets’ Convent),​ loving father of Linesh (247 Techies),​ Krishan,​ Keshaan (St. Peters’ College) & Naaraayani Sri Hari (Hindu Ladies College) son of late Balasundaram & Devaluxshmi,​ son-in-law of Suntharalingam & Nagapushanithevy,​ brother of Sulochana; passed away peacefully at his residence. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Sunday 17th September from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Monday 18th September from 9.00 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella,​ Hindu Section at 3.00 p.m.116102

FERNANDO – THANAMONY – (of Vembar). Beloved wife of the late V.S.A. Fernando,​ loving mother of Josephine,​ Sr. Monica (RGS),​ Rose Fidelis and Stanis,​ loving mother-in-law of the late X.A.M. Fernando,​ the late Xavier Morais and of Niranjala and Renola,​ darling grandmother of Shirani and Mahadevan,​ Sudarshan and Margaret,​ Fr. Prakash,​ Sasikala and Selvaraj,​ Ashanti and Trevin Anoja and Alann,​ Dilan and Eronie,​ Radhika and Lacshika,​ loving great grandmother of Brindha and Arun,​ Vidhya and Arul,​ Navin,​ Joyal,​ Treshan and Shrenic,​ loving great great grandmother of Jayden and Joel. Cortege leaves residence 54,​ St. Mary’s Lane,​ Mattakkuliya at 2.30 p.m. on 18th Monday for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella.116142

JAYAWEERA – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. DOREEN BERNADETTE LAKSHMI POOJA (Died under Tragic circumstances). Beloved daughter of Indrani and the late Ranjith,​,​​ loving sister of Lakshman (Lucky) and sister-in-law of Malkanthi,​​ much loved aunt of Lester and Lakshani (students of DeMazenod College,​​ Kandana),​​ niece of Doreen Peiris,​​ Nalini,​​ late Dinshaw Berryl,​​ Romaine and Rohan Tissera. Cortege leaves residence from 32,​​ Agaradaguru Mawatha,​​ 2nd Lane,​​ Tudella,​​ Jaela on Sunday 17th September at 3.30 p.m. for interment at General Cemetery Kanatta,​​ Borella,​​ Methodist Section at 5.00 p.m.115743

NANAYAKKARA – SHALINI (Nee PERERA) – Dearly beloved wife of Nilmin,​ adored mother of Mandrinee,​ Uvindra and Janendra,​ intended mother-in-law of Kavishan Dissanayake,​ much loved daughter of Nimal and of late Duncan Perera,​ beloved sister and sister-in-law of Waruni and Ravi Fernando,​ Ishani and Chaminda Perera,​ Vasudeva and Wasanthi,​ Manoshree and of late Yasapalitha,​ Padma and Ira,​ Swarna and of late Asoka Meegama,​ Ranjini and Chandra Tennekoon,​ Lanka and Abhaya Panditharatne,​ Dharma and Kamal Gammampila,​ Hemakumara and Nedra and Asanga and Theja,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 132/​31,​ Kurulubedda,​ Nawala Road,​ Nugegoda at 3 p.m. for cremation at 4 p.m. on Monday the 18th of September 2017 at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.116115

PERERA – POLWATTAGE CYRIL CHANDRASIRI – (Formerly of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation and CF Brokers). Beloved husband of Kumudini,​ father of Dr. Kumudumalie,​ brother of late Leela,​ late Dr. Eddie,​ Soma,​ Chandra,​ Elsie,​ Prema and Wickrama,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence at 5.00 p.m. on 17/​09/​2017 for cremation at Maradagahamula Crematorium. Kahabiliya Estate,​ Kadawala,​ Katana.116110

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Saturday, September 16, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

MRS EVELYN MARGARET PERERA. Wife of late Mr. Jacob Perera,​ passed away peacefully,​ on the 15th of September,​ in to the loving arms of Jesus Christ. She is the beloved mother of Ranjini Perera and Chrishanthie Algama,​ mother-in-law of Wilfred Perera and Gamini Algama,​ cherished grandmother of Dilshan,​ Piyumi,​ Tharaka,​ Ayesha,​ Shiran and Chrishanie,​ and great grandmother of Nehan and Liyana. Her remains will be kept at Supreme Funeral Parlour,​ Makola. Cortege will leave at 2.30 p.m. for the funeral service to be held at Gonawala Baptist Church,​ at 3.00 p.m. followed by burial at the Church Cemetery,​ 17th September 2017.116081
 
YVONNE RANASINGHE. Beloved wife of late Mr. M.T. Ranasinghe,​ loving mother of Chandana Ranasinghe and Nilmini Gunesekara,​ mother-in-law of Nilmini Ranasinghe and Dr. Udaya Gunesekara,​ loving grandmother of Dr. Dimuthu,​ Amila,​ Sithija,​ Senitha and Sineth,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.15 p.m. on Saturday 16th September for cremation at Battaramulla General Cemetery. No. 53,​ Udumulla Road,​ Battaramulla.114820
 

REV. SR. MARY EMMA PERERA called to eternal rest. Funeral Mass on Saturday 16th September at 3.00 p.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery,​ Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate 90/​1,​ Rosmead Place,​ Colombo 07.115459

SRI NAMMUNI – VIDURA (former President of the SLIA,​ Senior Lecturer,​ University of Moratuwa). Beloved husband of Shrimathie,​ loving father of Chaya (Attorney General’s Department),​ father-in-law of Thushara (CAMSO GIT),​ grandfather of Nitara,​ son of late Abhaya and Telesina brother of Kisa,​ Athula,​ Umanga and Chethiya,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 486/​1,​ Wewa Road,​ Averihena,​ Hokandara at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 16th September,​ for cremation at the new Crematorium,​ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 4.30 p.m.114960

ARSACULARATNE – J.G. DAYA (Retired Licensed Surveyor),​ passed away on 14th September 2017. Beloved husband of Monica (Retired Teacher,​ Princess of Wales),​ loving father of Nishantha,​ Dilrukshi and Lucky,​ father-in-law of Manori,​ Sanjeeva and Jennifer,​ loving grandfather of Master Jazon,​ loving brother of Susila,​ Shanthi,​ Nimal (USA),​ Soma (Canada),​ Maithri,​ Indra,​ Lalitha (Canada),​ Pinsiri (Germany),​ Manel (Canada) and Priyanthi (Canada),​ brother-in-law of late Aloysius,​ Srima,​ Dr. Jayasiri (USA),​ late Lionel,​ Tanis,​ Shyara,​ Marius (Canada),​ late Rosmary,​ Shion (Canada),​ late Ernie,​ Robert and Patricia (Canada),​ late Clement and Sharmini and Linus and Charmane. Cortege leaves residence: No. 41/​4,​ Uyana Road,​ Uyana,​ Moratuwa on 16th September 2017 (Saturday) at 3.15 p.m. for burial at St. Sebestian’s Church,​ Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m.114363

DR. SENEVIRATNE – UDENI. Beloved husband of Anoma (nee Amunugama),​ loving father of Niranjan and Chanaka,​ father-in-law of Shimali and Sanjula,​ grandfather of Evana and Devaan,​ brother-in-law of Anil,​ Champi,​ Asoka,​ Lanka,​ Nalin and Anushika,​ son-in-law of Chinta Panabokke Amunugama. Funeral on Saturday the 16th of September at 5.30 p.m. at the Talawatugoda Cemetery. 156/​15,​ Weragala Place,​ Dolalanda Gardens,​ Thalawathugoda.114167

FERNANDO – MR. LANKY. Loving husband of June,​ loving father of Eranga,​ Gayesha and Nisho,​ loving father-in-law of Udeshi,​ Jeewantha and Shelly. Funeral at Mahinda Florist. Cremation will be held on the 16th of Saturday,​ 4.30 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery.114957

JAYAWEERA – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. DOREEN BERNADETTE LAKSHMI POOJA (Died under Tragic circumstances). Beloved daughter of Indrani and the late Ranjith,​ loving sister of Lakshman (Lucky) and sister-in-law of Malkanthi,​ much loved aunt of Lester and Lakshani (students of DeMazenod College,​ Kandana),​ niece of Doreen Peiris,​ Nalini,​ late Dinshaw Berryl,​ Romaine and Rohan Tissera. Cortege leaves residence from 32,​ Agaradaguru Mawatha,​ 2nd Lane,​ Tudella,​ Jaela on Sunday 17th September at 3.30 p.m. for interment at General Cemetery Kanatta,​ Borella,​ Methodist Section at 5.00 p.m.115740

MRS. KALYANI DE ZOYSA (Retired Principal of Devi Balika). Dearly beloved wife of late Dr. R.J.D. Zoysa,​ loving mother of Neela,​ Amanda and late Himawath,​ mother-in-law of Prof. Larry Kanthi and Hansika,​ grandmother of Ravi Hirushi,​ Harshada,​ Amaaya and Avindra. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Funeral will take place on Saturday the 16th at 5.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella.114601

NEIL PERERA (retired Mahaweli Engineering and Construction Agency). Beloved husband of Rupa,​ precious father of Thushani,​ Wenura and Nishani,​ loving father-in-law of Manjula and Wijith,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 10/​1,​ Kuduwamulla Road,​ Katubedda Moratuwa at 2.15 p.m. for Cremation at Rawatha Waththa General Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 16th September 2017.115452

PUNCHIHEWA – SULARI GAYATHRI. Daughter of late Dr. Damon and Padmini Kularatne,​ loving wife of Chandrasiri,​ darling mother of Dr. Kishan (Lady Ridgeway Hospital),​ sister of late Navindra,​ Achini and Himashi. Remains lie at the Restpect Funeral Home by Jayaratne’s,​ No. 483/​485,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ Colombo 08(between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika Vidyalaya). Cortege will leave Funeral Home on 16/​08/​2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 3.30 p.m.115621

RANASINGHE – N.J. PATRICK (Rtd. Ministry of Justice) at rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Nirmala and of late Marlene,​ father of Dilrukshi,​ Christine,​ Deepthika,​ Premil and Anil,​ father-in-law of Mevan,​ Shantha,​ Trevor,​ Inoka and Chrishanthi,​ brother of late Rev. Sr. Lilian (FMM),​ Vivian,​ Hector,​ Clarice,​ Nita and of Ivan,​ grandfather of Yeshica,​ Sayuri,​ Dineli,​ Jason,​ Joel,​ Rochelle,​ Nisal,​ Darnila. Cortege leaves residence No. 54/​19,​ Kumaragewatta Road,​ Battaramulla at 3.00 p.m. on 16th September 2017 for burial at 4.30 p.m. at St. Sebastian’s Church,​ Moratuwa.115521

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Friday, September 2017.

ARSACULARATNE – J.G. DAYA (Retired Licensed Surveyor),​ passed away on 14th September 2017. Beloved husband of Monica (Retired Teacher,​ Princess of Wales),​ loving father of Nishantha,​ Dilrukshi and Lucky,​ father-in-law of Manori,​ Sanjeeva and Jennifer,​ loving grandfather of Master Jazon,​ loving brother of Susila,​ Shanthi,​ Nimal (USA),​ Soma (Canada),​ Maithri,​ Indra,​ Lalitha (Canada),​ Pinsiri (Germany),​ Manel (Canada) and Priyanthi (Canada),​ brother-in-law of late Aloysius,​ Srima,​ Dr. Jayasiri (USA),​ late Lionel,​ Tanis,​ Shyara,​ Marius (Canada),​ late Rosmary,​ Shion (Canada),​ late Ernie,​ Robert and Patricia (Canada),​ late Clement and Sharmini and Linus and Charmane. Cortege leaves residence: No. 41/​4,​ Uyana Road,​ Uyana,​ Moratuwa on 16th September 2017 (Saturday) at 3.15 p.m. for burial at St. Sebestian’s Church,​ Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m.114363

FERNANDO – MR. LANKY. Loving husband of June and Nisho,​ loving father-in-law of Udeshi,​ Jeewantha and Shelly,​ expired. Funeral at Mahinda Florist. Cremation will be held on 16th Saturday,​ 4.30 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery.114956

DR. SENEVIRATNE – UDENI. Beloved husband of Anoma (nee Amunugama),​ loving father of Niranjan and Chanaka,​ father-in-law of Shimali and Sanjula,​ grandfather of Evana and Devaan,​ brother-in-law of Anil,​ Champi,​ Asoka,​ Lanka,​ Nalin and Anushika,​ son-in-law of Chinta Panabokke Amunugama. Funeral on Saturday the 16th of September at 5.30 p.m. at the Talawatugoda Cemetery. 156/​15,​ Weragala Place,​ Dolalanda Gardens,​ Thalawathugoda.114167

FERNANDO – FRANC (K. PAUL LANFRANC) (Retired S.P.H.I.). Beloved husband of late Mrs. Anne Fernando,​ loving father of Festus,​ Priyanthie,​ Roshan,​ Chithranganie,​ Ajith and Lasantha,​ father-in-law of Magdalin,​ Jude,​ Mistica,​ Stanley,​ Priyadarshani and Thushari,​ brother of Archbishop Emeritus,​ Dr. Nicholas Marcus Fernando,​ late Bency,​ Camillus,​ Victor,​ Beril,​ Maureen and Alexis,​ grandfather of Prishan,​ Jayashan,​ Nishan,​ Sherin,​ Crishani,​ Dishan,​ Thushara,​ Yashika,​ Ishan,​ Priyantha,​ Shehara,​ Priyashantha and Rochelle. Cortege leaves residence No. 67,​ Grand Street,​ Negombo at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 16th September 2017 for service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Grand Street,​ Negombo and thereafter burial at General Cemetery,​ Negombo.114364

MRS. CHANDRA PADMINI EPA (Former Director – EDB). Daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. K.B.S. Dharmadasa,​ beloved wife of Kithsiri Epa (Former Vice Chairman – Nagoda Pradesheeya Sabha),​ mother of Amil (ICTA),​ Dr. Tharindu (NHSL),​ Dr. (Ms.) Bhakthi (Base Hospital – Balapitiya),​ mother-in-law of Dr. (Mrs.),​ Dilini (Blood Bank – Narahenpita),​ grandmother of Nadil and Sandil,​ passed away. Funeral on Friday the 15th at 4.00 p.m. at the family burial ground. 225,​ Gonalagoda,​ Thalgaswala.114365

MRS. KALYANI DE ZOYSA (Retired Principal of Devi Balika). Dearly beloved wife of late Dr. R.J.D. Zoysa,​ loving mother of Neela,​ Amanda and late Himawath,​ mother-in-law of Prof. Larry Kanthi and Hansika,​ grandmother of Ravi Hirushi,​ Harshada,​ Amaaya and Avindra. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Funeral will take place on Saturday the 16th at 5.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella.114601

SRI NAMMUNI – VIDURA (former President of the SLIA,​ Senior Lecturer,​ University of Moratuwa). Beloved husband of Shrimathie,​ loving father of Chaya (Attorney General’s Department),​ father-in-law of Thushara (CAMSO GIT),​ grandfather of Nitara,​ son of late Abhaya and Telesina brother of Kisa,​ Athula,​ Umanga and Chethiya,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 486/​1,​ Wewa Road,​ Averihena,​ Hokandara at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 16th September,​ for cremation at the new Crematorium,​ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 4.30 p.m.114959

THOMASZ – WILLIAM RICHARD (BUNNY). Beloved husband of Cynthia,​ darling father of Cheryl (former Registrar – CIS). Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday 16th September at 11 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 11.30 a.m.114958

YVONNE RANASINGHE. Beloved wife of late Mr. M.T. Ranasinghe,​ loving mother of Chandana Ranasinghe and Nilmini Gunesekara,​ mother-in-law of Nilmini Ranasinghe and Dr. Udaya Gunesekara,​ loving grandmother of Dr. Dimuthu,​ Amila,​ Sithija,​ Senitha and Sineth,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.15 p.m. on Saturday 16th September for cremation at Battaramulla General Cemetery. No. 53,​ Udumulla Road,​ Battaramulla.114820

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Thursday, September 14, 2017.

FERNANDO – MRS. SHANTHI (nee DEVASURENDRA). Beloved wife of Patrick Fernando (Former member of Moratuwa Municipal Council),​ loving mother of Supun (Qualitas Associates),​ Ranthilini (Tutorial Staff – St. Peter’s College,​ Colombo 04),​ Nipun (Inqube),​ mother-in-law of Anukshini & Malaka (Standard Chartered Bank),​ loving grandmother of Dinel,​ Sashenka,​ Atarah & Akiyonah,​ sister of Tissa Devasurendra & Maduri Sumithrarachchi,​ passed away on 12th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastian's Church, Moratuwa. No. 28, Pieris Mawatha, (Clock Tower Road), Moratuwa. 113762.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

REV. FR. JOHN LOURDU DANIEL,​ S.J.,​ passed away at 8.00 pm on 11th (Monday) September,​ 2017 at Fatima Retreat House,​ Lewella,​ Kandy. A Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 p.m. on 13th September,​ followed by funeral service. Fatima Retreat House,​ Lewella,​ Kandy.113324

FERNANDO – MRS. SHANTHI (nee DEVASURENDRA). Beloved wife of Patrick Fernando,​ loving mother of Supun (Qualitas Associates),​ Ranthilini (Tutorial Staff – St. Peter’s College,​ Colombo 04),​ Nipun (Inqube),​ mother-in-law of Anukshini & Malaka (Standard Chartered Bank),​ loving grandmother of Dinel,​ Sashenka,​ Atarah & Skiyanah,​ sister of Tissa Devasurendra & Maduri Sumithrarachchi,​ passed away on 12th September 2017. Remains lie at the residence from Tuesday the 12th of September from 8.30 p.m. onwards.113540

GABRIEL – MARY. Daughter of (late) Ponniah & Kausalai,​ sister of Leela,​ Ruthmary,​ (late) Therese,​ Selvam,​ sister-in-law of (late) Selladorai,​ Asirwathen Cyril Sooriyaarachchi,​ S.S. Ebert,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour Mount Lavinia on Wednesday 13th at 3.00 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church Dehiwala. Interment at General Cemetery Galkissa Roman Catholic Section at 4.00 p.m.113274

MARCUS PERERA (Retd. Manager,​ Bank of Ceylon). Beloved husband of Margie de Almeida,​ loving father of Nirmalee (Commercial Bank),​ father-in-law of Felician Perera (Ex-Commercial Bank),​ grandfather of Nirmal and Shanil,​ passed away on 11th September 2017. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday,​ 14th September 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at St. Mary’s Church Cemetey,​ Maggona. No. 577,​ Galle Road,​ Maggona.113493

RATNADAS – SOLOMON JESUDIAN. Safe in the Arms of Jesus (Former Deputy Chairman of Ceylinco Insurance PLC). Beloved husband of Ruby,​ precious Daddy of Ranjini (Dubai),​ Anita (Papua New Guinea),​ Sonia (Australia) and Daphne,​ father-in-law of Darrell Dharmaraja,​ Daniel Abel and Dinesh Jebamani,​ darling Grandpa of Shauna,​ Dion,​ Katrina,​ Abigail and Andre. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Funeral Service at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 13th September at the Parlour followed by burial at Borella (Anglican Section).113528

SAMUEL “SABA” SABARATNAM BARTLETT – 18th August 1921 – 8th September 2017. Beloved husband of Mani,​ devoted father of Shirani,​ Suresh,​ Priyani and Rohan (Indo),​ loving father-in-law to Raja Gnanam,​ Harsha,​ Rajith Logonathan and Irene,​ adoring grandfather of Praveen,​ Amrith,​ Hamish,​ Shaun,​ Anita,​ Shannon,​ Esther and Joel,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral to be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Bundoora,​ on Wednesday,​ 13th September 2017. Unit 2,​ 561 Grimshaw Street,​ Bundoora,​ VIC 3083.113449

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

ANTHONY JOSEPH DIAS (Junior Non-Commission Officer – Sri Lanka Air Force). Beloved husband of late Marie Srimathi Dias,​ father of Priyantha & Shayamalie,​ father-in-law of Shanthi,​ Iven,​ grandfather of Nuwan,​ Prabath,​ Jude,​ Leon,​ Kasun & Neluni,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence (471/​D,​ Polpitimukalana,​ Kandana) on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 2.00 p.m. for service at St Mary’s Church,​ Peliyagoda at 4.00 p.m.113023

MOLDRICH – BURTON CHALLICE (15.01.1937 – 02.09.2017) Devoted husband of Monica,​ cherished father of Dmitri,​ Druvaan,​ Natasha and Jude (deceased),​ proud father-in-law of Bill and Michael,​ treasured Da of Chayna,​ Daniel,​ Matthew,​ Mackay and Sienna. A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Challice will be held in Corpus Christi Catholic Church,​ 263,​ Mona Vale Road,​ St Ives on the 12th of September 2017,​ commencing at 10.00 a.m. Following the mass the cortege will proceed to Macquarie Park Cemetery,​ Corner of Delhi and Plassey Road,​ North Ryde,​ where Challice will be laid to rest. Email: m​o​l​d​r​i​c​h​m​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​ Guardian Funerals,​ North Ryde.​ Phone 98872244.113010

MRS MAHADEVI KANTHASWAMI. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Mrs. Mahadevi Kanthaswami formerly of Anaicoddai,​ Sri Lanka and latterly of Castle Hill,​ Sydney. She was the loving wife of late Mr. C.K. Kanthaswami,​ Emeritus Prinicipal of Kokuvil Hindu College,​ beloved mother of Dhayananthan (Sydney),​ Shantini (London),​ Abhiramy (London),​ Vaheesan (Brisbane) and Geethanjali (Sydney); mother-in-law of Vijayalakshimi,​ Dr. Kandiah Sivakumar,​ Dr. Jayantha Arnold,​ Dhushyanthi and Nirmalarajan; and grandmother of Gajenthiran,​ Janarthani,​ Branavan,​ Sivahamy,​ Ahran,​ Ramya,​ Ahrani,​ Hariharan,​ Bhargavi and Sindhura. Her mortal remains will be brought to her residence in Castle Hill for religious rites and then taken to Rookwood Crematorium (South Chapel) on Tuesday 12th September around 1 p.m. for last respects to be paid followed by cremation. Relatives and friends are kindly requested to accept this intimation. Australia: Dhaya 0296496146 Vaheesan 0733760564 Geetha 0288500946. UK: Shantini +447791632927 Abhi: 447956699420.113211

SAMUEL “SABA” SABARATNAM BARTLETT – 18th August 1921 – 8th August 2017. Beloved husband of Mani Bartlett. Loving father of Shirani,​ Suresh,​ Priyani and Rohan (Indo),​ adoring grandfather of Praveen,​ Amrith,​ Hamish,​ Shaun,​ Anita,​ Shannon,​ Esther and Joel,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral to be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Bundoora,​ on Tuesday,​ 12th September 2017. Unit 2,​ 561,​ Grimshaw Street,​ Bundoora,​ VIC 3083.113069.

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Monday, September 11, 2017.

ASIRVADEM – NEVILLE – Peacefully passed away on 9th September. Much loved by all his family – his wife Monica,​ his children Lesley & Lalantha,​ Johann & Rozanne,​ Gina & Ashley,​ Cherise & Baljit,​ Steve & Melanie. His grandchildren Rushanie,​ Shevanie & Anik,​ Jevaan,​ Tervnie,​ Kyra,​ Mahli,​ Ruby,​ Jahn and Akaal,​ great grandfather of Jaz. Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. on Monday 11th September. Service at 11.30 a.m. Cremation at 1.30 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery. 2 Corinthians 4:18112884

DIAS BANDARANAIKE – DHAMMIKA (CHOCKEY),​ son of late Chandra & Irene,​ beloved husband of Beverley (Janet Cosmetics),​ loving father of Manoja,​ father-in-law of Capt. Pujitha Jayakody (Sri Lankan Airlines),​ grandfather of Puji and Tashya,​ brother of Anil,​ Lalith,​ Rohan and Arjuna,​ Step-brother of Romesh,​ Chandi,​ Manel and Radika. His remains lie at Theobroma Cottage,​ Kotadeniyawa until 1.00 p.m. today and thereafter at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour from 5.00 p.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the parlour on Tuesday 12th September at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.112887

KATHIRATHAMBI NITTIANANDAN – Husband of Bernadetteionie (nee Weerasinghe),​​ loving father of Arjunan,​​ Rohan,​​ Cholan & Dale,​​ father-in-law of Dinali (nee Rodrigoe),​​ Angelita,​​ Gloria & Paul Jambazian,​​ much adored grandfather of Cholan Jr,​​ Teiya,​​ Karnan & Romeo & Ashley,​​ Maya & Nikki,​​ son of late Rose Thangam & Kathirathambi Shammugam,​ son-in-law of Denzil & Edith Weerasinghe,​​ brother of late Balachandran,​​ Sivanathan,​​ Sathkula,​​ Anandan,​​ late Manoharan,​​ Saraswathi Shanmuganathan,​​ Pathmawathi Balasingham,​​ Leelawathi Peter,​​ Thilakawathi Thiagaraja,​​ Kalawathi Arulpragasam & Karunawathi Arulkumar,​​ passed away peacefully in India. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Sunday 10th September from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Monday 11th September from 9.00 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella,​ Hindu Section at 4.00 p.m.112879

SOMAPALA – G.A. Husband of Mrs. P.S. Navarathna,​ loving father of Deepa Sanjeewani,​ Nadee Nilmini & Dilini Priyadarshani,​ father-in-law of Hiran,​ Chandana & Kathika,​ grandfather of Manuja,​ Anuji,​ Therindu,​ Isum,​ Sethsadi,​ Vinuk & Thenuk,​ has passed away on 8th September 2017. Funeral will take place on Monday 11th at 4.30 p.m. at Wilwaththa Crematorium.112886

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ASIRVADEM – NEVILLE – Peacefully passed away on 9th September. Much loved by all his family – his wife Monica,​ his children Lesley & Lalantha,​ Johann & Rozanne,​ Gina & Ashley,​ Cherise & Baljit,​ Steve & Melanie. His grandchildren Rushanie,​ Shevanie & Anik,​ Jevaan,​ Tervnie,​ Kyra,​ Mahli,​ Ruby,​ Jahn and Akaal,​ great grandfather of Jaz. Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. on Monday 11th September. Service at 11.30 a.m. Cremation at 1.30 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery. 2 Corinthians 4:18112883

KATHIRATHAMBI NITTIANANDAN – Husband of Bernadetteionine (nee Weerasinghe),​​ loving father of Arjunan,​​ Rohan,​​ Cholan & Dale,​​ father-in-law of Dinali (nee Rodrigoe),​​ Angelita,​​ Gloria & Paul Jambazian,​​ much adored grandfather of Cholan Jr,​​ Teiya,​​ Karnan & Romeo & Ashley,​​ Maya & Nikki,​​ son of late Rose Thangam & Kathirathambi Shammugam,​ son-in-law of Denzil & Edith Weerasinghe,​​ brother of late Balachandran,​​ Sivanathan,​​ Sathkula,​​ Anandan,​​ late Manoharan,​​ Saraswathi Shanmuganathan,​​ Pathmawathi Balasingham,​​ Leelawathi Peter,​​ Thilakawathi Thiagaraja,​​ Kalawathi Arulpragasam & Karunawathi Arulkumar,​​ passed away peacefully in India. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on Sunday 10th September from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Monday 11th September from 9.00 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella,​ Hindu Section at 4.00 p.m.112878

MEEWEWA – KIRTHI – (Retired Accountant,​ Premadasa Jewellers Pvt. Ltd,​ Kollupitiya),​ expired. Dearly beloved husband of Sarojini,​ loving father of Dilini and Kanishka. Remains lying at Mahinda Jayakody Funeral Parlour,​ Old Galle Road,​ Gorakapala,​ Panadura. Cremation on Sunday 10th Sept. 2017 at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.15 p.m.112857

PERERA SEBASTIAN AUGUSTUS – Called in to the Arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of Kanthi Jayasekara (Formerly Teacher Tour Guide and Member of SLINTGL),​​ loving brother of Camillus (Deceased),​​ Doris,​​ Enid,​​ Rani,​​ Clarence,​​ Preeni and Manel,​​ brother-in-law of Mallika,​​ Bernard (Deceased),​​ Gamini,​​ Nihal,​​ Ruvini,​​ Ignatius,​​ Fraxcid,​​ Padmini,​​ Sarath,​​ Reeta,​​ Lorance (Deceased),​​ Michael,​​ Rohini (Deceased) and Anton,​​ loving uncle of Nalin,​​ Anne,​​ Manjula,​​ Danushka,​​ Ruwini,​​ Nirasha,​​ Nadeeshani,​​ Dananjaya,​​ Nimani and Nimantha. Remains will lie at No. 17,​​ Mahahunupitiya,​​ Negombo. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m on Sunday 10th September for Cremation at Sellakanda Cemetery,​​ Mahahunupitiya,​​ Negombo.112851

PERERA – NELLIE – Dearly beloved wife of late Cammilus Perera,​​ mother of Shiranee and Jayantha,​​ mother-in-law of the late Gamini Jayamanne and of Lalani Perera,​​ beloved grandmother of Nilika and Innoshini. Remains lie at “Sriyani”,​​ Pamunugama. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 10th September at 4.30 p.m. for Service at St. Joseph’s Church,​​ Pamunugama and burial thereafter.112594

SHARIFFDEEN – RAMINA (nee MUTALIPH),​ (Retired teacher Newstead Girls’ School and Al Hilal,​ Negombo). Dearly beloved wife of Anzul Shariffdeen (ex Carsons,​ Janawasama) and Savola Jeddah,​ darling mother of Fazeena (USAID,​ ex UNICEF),​ Shanaz (Qatar Airways),​ loving mother-in-law of Azmani,​ darling grandmother of Amrit (Cuki),​ Shazmina,​ Alina,​ Sabiha and Ashaz,​ loving sister of Bunny (Remy),​ Hajireen (Freeza),​ late Sweety (Farook),​ Tony (Savi),​ Teddy (Jaya),​ Petta (Bunty),​ Tina (Imtiaz) and sister-in-law of Shirley (Asmone),​ Nasreen (Booso),​ Iqbal (Chintan),​ Chutty (Meedin),​ Rizvy (Soraya),​ Rafi (Quraisha),​ late Rawnaq (Zahir),​ Ramiz (late Soraya). Janaza will leave residence 38/​2,​ Rukmani Devi Mawatha,​ Negombo at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday,​ September 10th for Periyamulla Muslim Burial Grounds,​ Negombo.112885

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Saturday, September 9, 2017.

FERNANDO – THOMAS OLIVER (RTO) Formerly of Electricity Board,​ Chief Administrative Officer,​ Samanalawewa Project. Loving husband of Felecia,​ dearly beloved father of Palitha (Vice Principal C.O. Wesley College,​ Colombo) and Sharmini,​ father-in-law of Nirupa,​ grandfather of Jeddiaha,​ Kevin and Nethmi,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 122/​156,​ Daham Mawatha,​ Kaldemulla,​ Moratuwa at 03.15 p.m. Saturday 09th Burial Mount Lavinia Cemetery (Christian Section) 03.45 p.m.112412

KANAGARATNAM – DR GUNAM (UK) – Loving husband of Dr Sunita – nee Perera (UK),​ precious father of Shivantha (UK),​ brother and brother-in-law of Shanthini – Chellappah,​ Ranjini – Rajarajeswaran,​ Sarojini (Rajee),​ late Sabaratnam,​ Nalayini – Vijayarajan,​ Dhakshayini – Shanmugathas,​ son of late Thiliampalam Kanagaratnam and Mangala Poowathi Kanagaratnam,​ brother-in-law of Ranjit,​ Vasanthi,​ Anjela,​ Rohan. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on 9th September 2017 from 9 a.m. Service at 3.30 p.m. Cremation at the new Crematorium at 4.30 p.m.112417

KATHIRATHAMBI NITTIANANDAN – Husband of Bernadetteionine (nee Weerasinghe),​ loving father of Arjunan,​ Rohan,​ Cholan & Dale,​ father-in-law of Dinali (nee Rodrigoe),​ Angelita,​ Gloria & Paul Jambazian,​ much adored grandfather of Cholan Jr,​ Teiya,​ Karnan & Romeo & Ashley,​ Maya & Nikki,​ son of late Rose Thangam & Kathirathambi Shammugam son-in-law of Denzil & Edith Weerasinghe,​ brother of late Balachandran,​ Sivanathan,​ Sathkula,​ Anandan,​ late Manoharan,​ Saraswathi Shanmuganathan,​ Pathmawathi Balasingham,​ Leelawathi Peter,​ Thilakawathi Thiyagaraja,​ Kalawathi Arulpragasam & Karunawathi Arulkumar,​ passed away peacefully in India. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. Friends & relations please accept this intimation.112715

PASTOR LAWRENCE MARIYANAYAGAM (Former Retired Police Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Leads) at Rest with Jesus,​ beloved husband of Gnanasoundari (Dhanam) Mariyanayagam,​ loving father of Mano,​ Shamila,​ Reena and Pradeep,​ brother-in-law of Thanga,​ loving uncle of Suren & Hegen,​ loving father-in-law of Sanath,​ Chandra,​ Balachandran and Suvendrani,​ loving grandfather of Skenos,​ Abigail,​ Skeney,​ Chadwick,​ Breanan,​ Briella and Ethan. Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella and cortege leaves for burial on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 4 p.m. @ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.111791

PERERA – NELLIE – Dearly beloved wife of late Cammilus Perera,​ mother of Shiranee and Jayantha,​ mother-in-law of the late Gamini Jayamanne and of Lalani Perera,​ beloved grandmother of Nilika and Innoshini. Remains lie at “Sriyani”,​ Pamunugama. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 10th September at 4.30 p.m. for Service at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Pamunugama and thereafter burial.112592

RAGUPATHY – OLGAPPA – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Joyce and loving father of Praveen,​ brother of Sethupathy,​ Umapathy and Maheswari. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia. Service at the Parlour on Saturday,​ 9th September 2017 at 3.00 p.m. Burial at the General Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia at 3.45 p.m.112094

RAJAKARUNA- MARJORIE. Beloved wife of late Edwin, Mother of Egerton, Mother-in-low of Priyanthi, Grandmother of Eromal and Natasha, Sister of late Felix, Esme, late Norman and Oscar passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 2 p.m. for service at Sacred Heart Church Katugastota. Burial at Mahaiyawa, 3.30p.m., 9th September 2017.112477

SILVA CANDAPPA – JOACHIM ANTONY – Son of late Cyprian and Annette (nee Selemberam),​ son-in-law of Marcus and Elizabeth,​ beloved husband of Chitra,​ loving father of late Joanne,​ Aaron,​ Anston,​ Jessica,​ brother of Emerine Paktsun,​ late Emil,​ Patricia S Pulle,​ Anton,​ Maureen de Souza and late Gerard expired. Cortege leaves residence 31/​17,​ Balagala Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala at 3 p.m. Saturday 9th September for Burial at RC Burial Grounds,​ Palliawatta,​ Hendala.111099

PERERA SEBASTIAN AUGUSTUS Called in to the Arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of Kauthi Jayasekara (Formerly Teacher Tour Guide and Member of SLINTGL),​ loving brother of Camillus (Deceased),​ Doris,​ Enid,​ Ravi,​ Clarence,​ Preeni and Manel,​ brother-in-law of Mallika,​ Bernard (Deceased),​ Gamini,​ Nihal,​ Ruvini,​ Ignatius,​ Fraxcid,​ Padmini,​ Sarath,​ Reeta,​ Lorance,​ Michael,​ Rohini (Deceased) and Anton,​ loving uncle of Nalin,​ Anne,​ Manjula,​ Danushka,​ Ruwini,​ Nirosha,​ Nadeshani,​ Dananjaya,​ Nimani and Nimantha. Remains will lie at No. 17,​ Mahahunupitiya,​ Negombo. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m on Sunday 10th September for Cremation at Sellakanda Cemetery,​ Mahahunupitiya,​ Negombo.112835

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Friday, September 8, 2017.

BEATRICE FERNANDO – Beloved wife of late Anthony Fernando,​ mother of Berny,​ Neville,​ Dilan,​ “all in Italy”,​ grandmother of Sudara,​ Sonal,​ Nathalia,​ Fabio,​ Francesco,​ mother-in-law of Ajith,​ Kumudu and Tishani,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves at 4 p.m. on Friday 8th September for Burial at Wennappuwa R.C. Cemetery.110640

CHANDRAPALA – Mrs. BHADRA. Beloved wife of Group Captain late M.K.D.S. Chandrapala,​ beloved mother of Swarnadeepthi Hewavitharana (Ceylinco Life),​ Dayachandra Koralage (Kuwait),​ Wing Commander Asoka Koralage,​ mother-in-law of Chandralal Hewawitharana and Nadee Koralage,​ expired. Cremation on 09.09.2017 at 5.00 p.m. at Mount Lavinia cemetery. 255/​1A,​ Galle Road,​ Ratmalana.111429

JAYASEKERA – EDITH UDUMBARA (formerly Telecommunication Dept) – Relict of P A S Jayasekera (fmr Post Master), loving mother of Neranjala (Cinnamon Lakeside),​ Hiran (Suigeneris Pvt Ltd),​ Namali (China) and Shireen (Hong Kong),​ daughter of the late J A M Dissanayake (fmr Station Master) and Eslin Lenora of Kondeniya Walauwa,​ Dickwella,​ beloved Sister of Late Ivan ,​ Late Kusuma,​ Piyaseeli and Late Samson ,​ mother in law of Kanthi,​ darling grandmother of Chathra and Kushan (Gateway College),​ expired. Cremation on Saturday the 9th at 10.00 a.m. – Thalawathugoda Cemetery (Weli Paara) – Cortège leaves residence at 9.30 a.m. – No. 229,​ Pahalawela Rd,​ Talangama South111522

LEELAWATHIE PEIRIS SURIYAPPERUMA (AMARASEKARA) – Beloved wife of late Mr D.T. Amarasekara,​ darling mother of Sriyani,​ Chandrakantha,​ Nihal,​ Chithra,​ Champa,​ Sanath & Jagath (Sethma Hospital – Gampaha),​ mother-in-law of Srimal Madakumbura (Police HQ – Personnel Div.),​ S.M.I. Samaranayaka (A.S.P. – Kegalle Division),​ Indeewara Rubasingha,​ Ishani,​ Seetha & Kanchana,​ sister of late Daniel,​ Soma,​ Gnana & Harry,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at Kasagahawatta Cemetery,​ Gampaha on 09th Saturday 2017. 295/​L,​ Viharakandawatta,​ Asgiriya,​ Gampaha.111159

PASTOR LAWRENCE MARIYANAYAGAM (Former Retired Police Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Leads) at Rest with Jesus,​ beloved husband of Gnanasoundari (Dhanam) Mariyanayagam,​ loving father of Mano,​ Shamila,​ Reena and Pradeep,​ brother-in-law of Thanga,​ loving uncle of Suren & Hegen,​ loving father-in-law of Sanath,​ Chandra,​ Balachandran and Suvendrani,​ loving grandfather of Skenos,​ Abigail,​ Skeney,​ Chadwick,​ Breanan,​ Briella and Ethan. Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella and cortege leaves for burial on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 4 p.m. @ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.111790
 

SILVA CANDAPPA – JOACHIM ANTONY – Son of late Cyprian and Annette (nee Selemberam),​ son-in-law of Marcus and Elizabeth,​ beloved husband of Chitra,​ loving father of late Joanne,​ Aaron,​ Anston,​ Jessica,​ brother of Emerine Paktsun,​ late Emil,​ Patricia S Pulle,​ Anton,​ Maureen de Souza and late Gerard expired. Cortege leaves residence 31/​17,​ Balagala Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala at 3 p.m. Saturday 9th September for Burial at RC Burial Grounds,​ Palliawatta,​ Hendala.111099.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017.

BEATRICE FERNANDO – Beloved wife of late Anthony Fernando,​ mother of Berny,​ Neville,​ Dilan,​ “all in Italy”,​ grandmother of Sudara,​ Sonal,​ Nathalia,​ Fabio,​ Francesco,​ mother-in-law of Ajith,​ Kumudu and Tishani,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves at 4 p.m. on Friday 8th September for Burial at Wennappuwa R.C. Cemetery.110640

CABRAAL – RIENZIE LESTER – Dearly beloved husband of Rachel,​ loving father of Shehan & Johanne,​ father-in-law of Denushika,​ brother of Sharmini & Varuni,​ brother-in-law of Shanthikumar,​ late Premnath,​ Arunkumar,​ late Reginald,​ Sharmila,​ Raj & Jayantha. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday,​ 07th September 2017 for Burial at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella. Block F No. 3,​ Ground Floor,​ Bambalapitiya Flats,​ Colombo 04. Tel. 0766383505 Shehan.110812

DURAISAMY – GORDON JEYARATNAM [Formerly of CGR & Ceylon Cold Stores] Beloved husband of Catherine,​ loving father of Suhen & Nirmala (Australia),​ Ravin & Dharshana (Canada),​ dearly beloved grandfather of Manju & Michael,​ Jeshu,​ late Roshi,​ Jerry & Noah,​ doting great grandfather of Sebastian and Isabella,​ brother and brother-in-law of late Sam & Lily (Canada),​ Nesam & late Christmas (Australia),​ late Jeya & Bubby (Australia),​ Devi & Chelvam (Australia),​ Raju & Malar (Australia) & Ranji & late Leslie (Sri Lanka),​ Gordon passed away peacefully in Sydney. Funeral will be held on Friday 08th September 2017 in Campbelltown,​ NSW Australia. Inform: V. Ariyaratnam 0777 324399.110668

KODIPPILY – THERESE (RITA) – SUWARIS – Beloved wife of late Kingsley Lawrence Kodippily,​ precious mother of Judith De Fonseka,​ Major Gen. Athula Kodippily and Major Vijitha Kodippily (Retd.). Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour until 12 noon on Thursday 7th September and thereafter will lie at the residence No. 34,​ Quinlon Avenue,​ Rajamaha Vihara Road,​ Kotte. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 9th September at 9 a.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 10.30 a.m.110769

MUTHUKRISHNA – CANDAPPA – Manoramabai,​ beloved wife of the late George Candappa,​ precious mother of Ramola and Sharadha,​ much loved mother-in-law of Siva (Sivasundaram) and Skanda de Saram,​ devoted grandmother of Sujit and Caroline,​ Renu and Niroshan,​ Tesalia and David,​ Ishviyan and Apsara,​ much loved great grandmother of Tarun,​ Aanya,​ Anjali,​ Amrit,​ Maya,​ Suren,​ Ayun and Avrin. Her remains lie at residence No. 5/​1,​ Charlemont Road,​ Colombo 6 from Wednesday 6 September 2017. Service at 4 p.m. on Thursday 7 September at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ Colombo 7 and burial thereafter at General Cemetery Borella. (Christian Section).110765

PERERA – J. ANNESLY NIMAL (Retired – Sri Lanka Telecom). Beloved husband of Esther,​ loving father of Suviney,​ Lakshan and Gihan,​ brother of Rodney (UK),​ Sunil,​ Anselm and Srima. Cortege leaves 520/​2,​ Nungumagoda,​ Kelaniya on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 3.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Francis’ Church Cemetery,​ Dalugama,​ Kelaniya.110710

UDUWELA – PEARL (nee SENANAYAKE) dearly beloved wife of late P.D. Uduwela,​ precious mother of Nirmali,​ Ranmali,​ Sudheera and Matheesha,​ mother-in-law of Gihan Talgodapitiya,​ Jayen Setukavala,​ Nimali and Kaushali,​ much loved grandmother of Savindri,​ Dushika,​ Ashan,​ Chathuni,​ Teruni,​ Menakshi and Sachini,​ loving sister of late Cyril,​ Grace,​ Allan and Ruby. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 7th September for Cremation at the Borella General Cemetery (new crematorium) at 5.30 p.m. No. 10,​ Kotelawela Avenue,​ Colombo 04.110847

WEERAKKODY,​ JULIAN CALISTUS – Beloved husband of Jeniffer,​ brother of Marie,​ Cristobel,​ Naomi,​ brother-in-law of Raja,​ late Anthony and Rayomd,​ expired. Cortege leaves No. 98,​ Averiwatte Road,​ Wattala at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 7th. Burial at St. Anne’s General Cemetery,​ Wattala.110561

ZOEB ANVERALLY – It is with deep regret we announce the death of ZOEB ANVERALLY,​ father of Zainab and Hussain,​ grandfather of Farah and Michael Moore and Bashir and great grandfather of Amil,​ brother of Amena Sheikadam,​ Memuna Esufally,​ late Perviz Akbarally,​ Hussaina Jafferjee,​ Asuma Essajee and Rehana de Costa,​ brother-in-law of Abbas Akbarally and Sunil de Costa,​ expired on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017.110912

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

DE ALWIS – RANJAN C.H. – Loving husband of Melanie,​ beloved father of Solanie and Menaka /​ grandfather of Lizelle and Tasheeka,​ brother of Charmaine (USA),​ Indira,​ Roshi (Aus),​ Srimalee (Aus),​ Ex-father-in-law of Roshan. A Private Burial was held on 04th September 2017,​ according to his wishes.110449

FERNANDESZ – VIRGINIA (nee SCHOKMAN). Beloved wife of Anton,​ loving mother of Ramona & Jackie,​ mother-in-law of Tyronne Francisco (Italy),​ grandmother of Ryan,​ Marianne & Shashi,​ daughter of late Cecil & Nunnie,​ daughter-in-law of late Mervyn & Ada,​ sister of Anton & Joyce,​ sister-in-law of Elizabeth,​ Carmen & Jennifer (SL) Elmo,​ Carmel,​ Benny,​ Celine,​ Franklin,​ June,​ Walter,​ Doris (Australia). Cortege leaves No. 530/​3,​ Lake Way Terrace,​ Lake Road,​ Wickramasinghepura,​ Battaramulla at 2.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Methodist Section Main Entrance) on 6th September 2017 at 4.30 p.m.110346

JAYAWARDENA – DEVARI (nee JAYASUNDERA). Formerly of Trinity College,​ Kandy. Beloved wife of Nimal,​ much loved mother of Niran and Shevan,​ sister of Anuree,​ Malsiri and Ransiri,​ sister-in-law of Thushari and Suba. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 6th September for cremation at Beddegana General Cemetery,​ Pita Kotte. No. 108/​9,​ Salgaha Mawatha,​ Beddegana,​ Pita Kotte.110100

KODIPPILY – THERESE (RITA) – SUWARIS – Beloved wife of late Kingsley Lawrence Kodippily,​ precious mother of Judith de Fonseka,​ Major Gen. Athula Kodippily and Major Vijitha Kodippily (Retd.). Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour until 12 noon on Thursday 7th September and thereafter will lie at the residence No. 34,​ Quinlon Avenue,​ Rajamahavihara Road,​ Kotte. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.110505

MUTHUKRISHNA – CANDAPPA – MANORAMA – Beloved wife of the late George Candappa,​ precious mother of Ramola and Sharadha,​ much loved mother-in-law of Siva (Sivasundaram) and Skanda de Saram,​ devoted grandmother of Sujit and Caroline,​ Renu and Niroshan,​ Tesalia and David,​ Ishviyan and Apsara,​ much loved great grandmother of Tarun,​ Aanya,​ Anjali,​ Amrit,​ Maya,​ Suren,​ Ayun and Avrin. Service at 4 p.m. on Thursday 7th September at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ Colombo 7 and burial thereafter at General Cemetery Kanatta,​ Christian Section.110453

SINNAPPOO – ARIAMALAR (Retired Teacher Vaitheeshwara College,​ Jaffna),​ beloved daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Sinnappoo,​ dearly beloved sister of the late Selvaratnam,​ Jebaratnam,​ Thirupalasingham,​ Kirubai,​ Mahil,​ Kulasingham and of Sathy (Retired Principal Kopay Teachers Training College),​ Chandra & Thieviasingham (Australia),​ expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Wednesday 6th September from 9.00 a.m. onwards. Service at the Parlour at 2.45 p.m. on the same day,​ thereafter Cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (new Crematorium) at 4.30 p.m.110452

VERNON – WANDURAGALA – Beloved husband of Junnette Wanduragala nee Koch,​ beloved father of Sandra,​ Fisher,​ Gordon,​ Hilary,​ late Garvin and Felicia Wanduragala,​ beloved father-in-law of Newton Peiris,​ Seemanthani and Rekha Wanduragala and Dhammika Heenpellage and beloved grandfather passed away on 5th September 2017. Funeral Service will begin on Thursday,​ 7th September at 2.00 p.m. at the Wanduragala Family Residence,​ Colombo Road,​ Kurunegala and final rites will begin at Kurunegala General Cemetery from 3.30 p.m. onwards.110506

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

FERNANDESZ – VIRGINIA (nee SCHOKMAN). Beloved wife of Anton,​ loving mother of Ramona & Jackie,​ mother-in-law of Tyronne Francisco (Italy),​ grandmother of Ryan,​ Marianne & Shashi,​ daughter of late Cecil & Nunnie,​ daughter-in-law of late Mervyn & Ada,​ sister of Anton & Joyce,​ sister-in-law of Elizabeth,​ Carmen & Jennifer (SL) Elmo,​ Carmel,​ Benny,​ Celine,​ Franklin,​ June,​ Walter,​ Doris (Australia). Cortege leaves No. 530/​3,​ Lake Way Terrace,​ Lake Road,​ Wickramasinghepura,​ Battaramulla at 2.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Methodist Section Main Entrance) on 6th September 2017 at 4.30 p.m.110346

JAYAWARDENA – DEVARI (nee JAYASUNDERA). Formerly of Trinity College,​ Kandy. Beloved wife of Nimal,​ much loved mother of Niran and Shevan,​ sister of Anuree,​ Malsiri and Ransiri,​ sister-in-law of Thushari and Suba. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 6th September for cremation at Beddegana General Cemetery,​ Pita Kotte. No. 108/​9,​ Salgaha Mawatha,​ Beddegana,​ Pita Kotte.110100

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Monday, September 4, 2017.

ABEYNAIKE – COLVIN SRILAL. Beloved son of late Dr. Vernon and late Christobel Abeynaike,​ brother of late Ranjani,​ late Dr. Vernie,​ Manik,​ Winston and Mohan,​ brother-in-law of late Mervyn Panditharatne,​ late Claude Makalanda,​ late Marlene Abeynaike,​ Ranjini and Dilmini,​ expired. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia on Monday from 8.00 a.m. onwards. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia on 5th September at 10.00 a.m.109958

ALWIS – SHEHAN (Standard Chartered Bank) – Beloved husband of Amali Alwis,​ loving father of Shenaya and Amelia,​ loving son of Chitra and late Austin Alwis,​ brother of Shyama and Shehani,​ son-in-low of Leela Amaratunga, brother-in-low of Amila, Marl,​ Kennady,​ Prasad and Niroshan,​ went to be in the Arms of God. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. No. 243,​ Batagama North,​ Ja-ela on Monday 04th of September at St. Anthony’s Church Cemetery,​ Batagama.109760

CABRAAL – RIENZIE LESTER. Dearly beloved husband of Rachel,​ loving father of Shehan & Johanne,​ father-in-law of Denushika,​ brother of Sharmini & Varuni,​ brother-in-law of Shanthikumar,​ late Premnath,​ Arunkumar,​ late Reginald,​ Sharmila,​ Raj & Jayantha. Funeral arrangements to be notified later. Block F. No. 3,​ Ground Floor,​ Bambalapitiya Flats,​ Colombo 04. Tel: 0766 383505 Shehan.109959

JAYASINGHE – JUANITA (June) Nee RODRIGO. Beloved wife of D.C. Jayasinghe (Retired Principal,​ St. Joseph’s College). Loving mother of Neomi,​ Rukmal,​ Amal,​ Sunimal & Lakmal,​ mother-in-law of Valencia,​ Priyangika,​ Milani,​ grandmother of Fidelia,​ Trevis,​ Trevin,​ Yesita,​ Randira,​ Minoshi & Suren,​ loving sister of Rita,​ Bernice,​ Doreen,​ Bertram,​ Moira,​ Laxman & Carmel. Cortege leaves 24,​ Church Road,​ Nayakakanda,​ Hendala on Monday 4th September at 4 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda Burial at Catholic Cemetery.109910

JAYASURIYA – GAMINI (Former Chairman of B.M.M.C. former Managing Director of Company Group of Companies and former Commercial Counsellor of Sri Lanka Embassy,​ Japan),​ passed away peacefully on 25th August in the UK. Dearly beloved husband of Deanna (Founder,​ Deanna School of Dancing). Ever loving father of Natalie and Natasha,​ beloved father-in-law of Rajeev Rajapakse. Loving grandfather of Nathan,​ stepfather of Chrishantha and Lasantha Perera,​ son of the late Mr & Mrs Charles Jayasuriya,​ brother of Parakrama and Marina. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Monday,​ 4th September for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella. 30/​63J,​ Longdon Place,​ Colombo 07.109956

PERERA – M.A. STANLEY (Retired Principal – Executive Officer,​ World English Teachers Association (ACUET),​ Committee Member of the National Hospital and Justice of the Peace). Loving father of Upali Perera (Director,​ Sri Lanka Customs),​ Nihal Perera (Marine Engineer,​ CINEC),​ Priyantha Ambagahawita (Engineer) and Dr. Deepika Perera (Australia),​ father-in-law of Sisira Ambagahawita (Engineer) and Dhammika Gunasekera,​ expired on September 02,​ 2017. Funeral will take place at 3.00 p.m. on Monday,​ 4th September 2017 at the Beddagana General Cemetery. 109951

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Sunday, September 3, 2017.

ABEYEWARDENE NALAKA – Beloved husband of Ishani,​ loving father of Dulhara,​ beloved son of Chintha and Upali,​ brother of Nilika,​ Nilanthi,​ Nuwan and Nirodha,​ passed away. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. today 03.09.2017 for Cremation at Mount Lavinia Cemetery,​ 100,​ Pirivena Road,​ Mount Lavinia.109954

ALWIS – SHEHAN – (Standard Chartered Bank) – Beloved husband of Amali Alwis,​​ loving father of Shenaya and Amelia,​​ loving son of Chitra and late Austin Alwis,​​ brother of Shyama and Shehani,​​ son-in-law of Leela Amaratunga,​​ brother-in-law of Amila,​​ Marl,​​ Kennady,​​ Prasad and Niroshan,​​ went to be in the Arms of God. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. No. 243,​​ Batagama North,​​ Ja-ela on Monday 04th of September for burial at St. Anthony’s Church Cemetery,​​ Batagama.109757

DE SILVA – U.L.G. (GAMINI) – Formerly Teacher Department of Education. Beloved husband of Mrs L.P.N. Silva (Padmini),​ loving father of Pubudu De Silva (Attorney-at-Law,​ Hultsdorf,​ Colombo),​ expired. Remains lie at Mahinda Jayakody Funeral Parlour,​ No. 208,​ Galle Road,​ Gorakapola,​ Panadura. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday September 03 for cremation at 2.00 p.m. at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura.109930

ISAAC PAUL PETER,​ son of Mr and Mrs Peter,​ passed away on 01st September 2017. Funeral Service will be held at A.F. Raymonds,​ Borella on 04th September 2017,​ at 3 p.m. The Cortege leaves the Parlour after the Service for Burial at Borella Cemetery. No. 77/​47,​ Castle Street,​ Borella,​ Colombo 08. Contact No – 0777837705.109952

JAYASINGHE – JUANITA (June) Nee RODRIGO. Beloved wife of D.c. Jayasinghe (Retired Principal St. Joseph’s College). Loving mother of Neomi,​ Rukmal,​ Amal,​ Sunimal & Lakmal,​ mother-in-law of Valencia,​ Priyangika,​ Milani,​ grandmother of Fidelia,​ Trevis,​ Trevin,​ Yesita,​ Randira,​ Minoshi &* Suren,​ loving sister of Rita,​ Bernice,​ Doreen,​ Bertram,​ Moira,​ Laxman & Carmel. Cortege leaves 24,​ Church Road,​ Nayakakanda,​ Hendala on Monday 4th September 4 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda Burial at Catholic Cemetery.109907

JAYASURIYA – GAMINI (former Chairman of B.M.M.C.,​ former Managing Director of Company Group of Companies and former Commercial Counsellor of Sri Lanka Embassy,​ Japan),​ passed away peacefully on 25th August in the UK. Dearly beloved husband of Deanna (Founder,​ Deanna school of Dancing). Ever loving father of Natalie and Natasha. Beloved father-in-law of Rajeev Rajapakse. Loving grandfather of Nathan,​ Stepfather of Chrishantha and Lasantha Perera,​ son of late Mr & Mrs Charles Jayasuriya,​ brother of Parakrama and Marina. Funeral arrangements to be notified later.109955

PERINPANAYAGAM – Dr. RUTH MANORANJITHAM (nee WALTON) Retd. Microbiologist St. Mary’s Hospital,​ London,​ entered Glory on August 21. She leaves behind her beloved husband Dr. Sounthy Perinpanayagam,​ Psychiatrist Tavistock Clinic London and Medical Director of Adolescent Unit at Goodmayesh Illford,​ nieces Indrani Navaratnarajah (Toronto),​ Chitra Rajaselvan,​ Ranji Rajaratam and Dharshika Sabaratnam (all of UK),​ grand and great grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters,​ Mrs. G.E.S. Chelliah (former Principal of Chudikuli Girls’ College),​ Mrs. Eva Alagaratnam and Miss Parames Walton. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday,​ 2nd September at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church,​ Harrow,​ Middlesex,​ UK. Contact Dr. Sounthy Perinpanayagam 72 Fordwych Road,​ London NW2 3Th. Ph: + 44 2084 523 489.109294

RANASINGHE – SARATH – (Head of Sales – Hilton Colombo),​ passed away peacefully on Friday 01st Sep. 2017. Dearly beloved husband of Sashika Perera – Teacher S. Thomas’ College,​ Mt. Lavinia,​ loving father of Sachethana (Visakha Vidyalaya),​ Osanda (S. Thomas’ College). Cortege leaves 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 3rd Sep. 2017 to be cremated at Habarakada Cemetery. tel – 0777772881. 635/​3A,​ Panagoda,​ Homagama.109900

SANDANAM – SHIRANEE (Nee CASIECHITTY) – Expired in Canada. Beloved wife of Karuppan Sandanam,​ everloving mother of Anne Majella,​ daughter of the late Justin and Marian Casiechitty,​ daughter-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs. Karuppiah,​ darling sister of Rene Doss,​ Delreen Mohamed,​ Langsford Casiechitty (all of Canada),​ Rohan Casiechitty,​ Worrel Casiechitty & Arlene Arulrajah,​ loving sister-in-law of Mervin Doss,​ Tony Mohamed,​ Nirmala (all of Canada),​ Eunice,​ Rita,​ James (Arul) Arulrajah,​ Kaliamma and Seetha. Remains lie at Barney Raymond Funeral Parlour on Sunday 3rd Sep. 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. A private funeral will be held thereafter. No. 90/​6,​ Alwis Place,​ Colombo 13. Mobile: 0776771590. Canada – No. 1403,​ Royal York Road,​ #909,​ Etibicoke,​ Ontario,​ M9P0AI.109810

SATHIANANTHAN – VEERASINGHAM – of Urumpirai,​​ Jaffna (Retired Assistant Director of Agriculture),​​ passed away peacefully on Sunday 27th August 2017 at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his parents,​​ the late Dr. K.V. and Mrs. Veerasingham and his beloved wife Mrs. Wigneswary Sathiananthan. He will be sadly missed by his loving children,​​ Dr. Usha Singanayagam and Prof. Sathi Anandan Sukumar and son and daugther-in-law Dr. Jeyakumar and Dr. Pathmajani,​​ respectively. He was the treasured grandfather of Varshini,​​ Krishni,​​ Nimalesh,​​ Sivesh and Priyani,​​ grandfather-in-law of Niruban and Kushendra and dearly cherished great grandfather of Soraya and Kalesh,​​ brother of Paramananthan and Yogeswary and late Maheswary,​​ Sivananthan and Puleswary. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 3rd September from 9 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Monday 4th September at 10.00 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella (New Crematorium).109949

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Saturday, September 2, 2017.

ALWIS – SHEHAN – Beloved husband of Amali Alwis,​ loving father of Shenaya and Amelia,​ loving son of Chitra and late Austin Alwis,​ brother of Shyama and Shehani,​ mother-in-law of Leela Amaratunga,​ sister-in-law of Amila,​ brother-in-law of Marl,​ Kennady,​ Prasad and Niroshan,​ went to be in the Arms of God. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. No. 243,​ Batagama North,​ Ja-ela on Monday 04th of September at St. Anthony’s Church Cemetery,​ Batagama.109760

JOSEPHINE – VICTORIA – Resident of Slave Island. Beloved wife of C.M.D. Victoria,​ loving mother of John,​ late Ashok and of Priya Christina,​ Vijitha Rajiv and Ashvini,​ passed away peacefully on 1st September 2017. Cortege leaves residence 119/​15,​ Gurugewatte,​ Weliamuna Road,​ Hekitta,​ Wattala on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00 a.m. for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella.109759

SANDANAM – SHIRANEE (Nee CASIECHITTY) – Expired in Canada. Beloved wife of Karuppan Sandanam,​ everloving mother of Anne Majella,​ daughter of the late Justin and Marian Casiechitty,​ daughter-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs. Karuppiah,​ darling sister of Rene Doss,​ Delreen Mohamed,​ Langsford Casiechitty (all of Canada),​ Rohan Casiechitty,​ Worrel Casiechitty & Arlene Arulrajah,​ loving sister-in-law of Mervin Doss,​ Tony Mohamed,​ Nirmala (all of Canada),​ Eunice,​ Rita,​ James (Arul) Arulrajah,​ Kaliamma and Seetha. Remains lie at Barney Raymond Funeral Parlour on Sunday 3rd Sep. 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. A private funeral will be held thereafter. No. 90/​6,​ Alwis Place,​ Colombo 13. Mobile: 0776771590. Canada – No. 1403,​ Royal York Road,​ #909,​ Etibicoke,​ Ontario,​ M9P0AI.109804

SATHIANANTHAN – VEERASINGHAM – of Urumpirai,​ Jaffna (Retired Assistant Director of Agriculture),​ passed away peacefully on Sunday 27th August 2017 at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his parents,​ the late Dr. K.V. and Mrs. Verasingham and his beloved wife Mrs. Wigneswary Sathiananthan. He will be sadly missed by his loving children,​ Dr. Usha Singanayagam and Prof. Sathi Sukumar and son and daugther-in-law Dr. Jeyakumar and Dr. Pathmajani,​ respectively. He was the treasured grandfather of Varshini,​ Krishni,​ Nimalesh,​ Sivesh and Priyani,​ grandfather-in-law of Niruban and Kushendra and dearly cherished great grandfather of Soraya and Kalesh,​ brother of Paramananthan and Yogeswary and late Maheswary,​ Sivananthan and Puleswary. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 3rd September from 9 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Monday 4th September at 10.00 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella (New Crematorium).109647

WIJERATHNE – MAHINDA. (Retired Principal) of “Jayasiri”,​ Mapalana,​ Kamburupitiya,​ Matara. Beloved husband of late Dhammika Wijeerathne,​ loving father of Pramuka,​ Menaka,​ Akhila,​ Kokila,​ Charitha,​ father-in-law of Harshani,​ Lalith,​ Madhu,​ Anumal,​ passed away. Remains lie at Raymond Parlour,​ Station Road,​ Matara. Funeral takes place at 3.30 p.m. on 3rd of September at General Cemetery,​ Matara. 0716117080.109334.

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Friday, September 1, 2017.

KASTURIARACHCHI – WIMAL (Former Chairman Southern and Colombo South Transport Boards),​ husband of late Seetha,​ father of Sujatha,​ Wasantha,​ Asoka,​ Vajira (Oman),​ Lalini and Dumindra (USA),​ father-in-law of late Klaus,​ Champa,​ Aruni,​ Chula Gunasekara,​ Ajith Hathurusinghe. Cortege leaves residence No.18,​ Chandra Wettasinghe Mawatha,​ Nawala at 4 p.m. for Cremation at Kanatta,​ Borella (rear entrance) at 5 p.m. on Saturday,​ 02nd of September 2017.108263

SELVARATNAM – SRIGUGANESAN – (Retired Senior Superintendent of Police). Beloved husband of Pathmanithy,​ loving son of late Mr. Selvaratnam and Mrs. Rajeswari Selvaratnam,​ son-in-law of late Mr. Vinasithamby and Mrs. Thangam,​ loving father of Saraniya (USA),​ Lathanki (USA) and Achintiya,​ father-in-law of Arjuna Vamatheva,​ brother of Sivanesan,​ Suresh Haran and Brintha,​ brother-in-law of Puspavathi,​ Shanthi,​ Sathiyaseelan,​ Suriyakalanithy,​ Kirubanithy and Sivakumari. Remains lie at residence No. 17/​3,​ St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Colombo 03. Cortege leaves residence at 10 a.m. on Sunday 3rd September 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Borella (Hindu Section).108847

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Joint Statement by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Poroshenko

Posted on 23 September 2017 by admin

 


September 22, 2017
Toronto, Ontario

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, meeting today on the margins of the Invictus Games in Toronto, in which Ukrainian servicemen and women are participating for the first time, affirmed strong and enduring ties between Canada and Ukraine and their joint commitment to the continued deepening of bilateral relations.

“This year, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Ukraine, we reflect on the important milestones achieved since we last met in Kyiv in July 2016.

Expanding Economic Opportunities

“The entry into force of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) represents a historic moment in our bilateral relations. We are committed to working closely together to ensure that Canadians and Ukrainians alike can take advantage of the benefits of CUFTA as soon as possible.

“Through the implementation of this agreement, we are looking forward to boosting bilateral trade between Ukraine and Canada in agriculture, information technology, energy and aerospace. Under CUFTA’s two-year review clause, we will examine the possibility of extending CUFTA’s coverage to additional areas, such as services and investment.

Enhancing Security Cooperation

“Canada is unequivocal in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Canada reiterates its non-recognition of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn Russian military aggression in Donbas. Canada is committed to maintaining pressure on Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to implement fully its Minsk commitments, including through ongoing sanctions.

“Operation UNIFIER supports the important military training and capacity building efforts undertaken by Ukraine to maintain its sovereignty and security, while fostering a mutually-beneficial learning environment for both Canadian and Ukrainian Armed Forces.

“Canada will continue to support Ukraine’s progress towards Euro-Atlantic integration and to adopt and implement NATO standards through its ambitious agenda of reforms. Canada values Ukraine’s commitment to its relationship with NATO and its significant contributions to Allied operations. Against the backdrop of shared security challenges, we reaffirm our common interest in international peace through our bilateral Defence Cooperation Arrangement (DCA) and our shared commitment to advancing Ukraine’s defence reform agenda. Canada supports Ukraine’s goal of achieving NATO interoperability by 2020, providing both tactical training and strategic advice.

Sharing Common Values

“Canada shares a strong bond with Ukraine, rooted in generations of Ukrainian migration to Canada. We look forward to building on our strong people-to-people ties, including through the promotion of youth mobility, to forge new bonds between our countries for generations to come.

“We recognize the strong progress made in Ukraine’s reform efforts and the launch of Agenda 2020, as well as Canada’s contribution to that progress. Sustained effort will be critical to ensuring durable institutional transformation, unblocking obstacles to reform and unlocking Ukraine’s full potential. We are guided in our efforts and in our outlook by our shared commitment to the values of inclusivity and respect for diversity.”


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Customs nab young couple with Rs.88M in local, foreign currency at BIA

Posted on 21 September 2017 by admin

Customs nab young couple with Rs.88M in local, foreign currency at BIA.

2017-09-22 – Courtesy of Daily Mirror.

A young couple bound for Dubai, who tried to smuggle out local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.88 million, making it the largest ever detection of local currency, were stopped by officials of the Customs Narcotics Control Unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last night.

The couple was searched by the officials on suspicion when they tried to leave the airport through the 'Silk Route' private lounge with their baggage, Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said.

A 24-year-old man and his lady partner aged 22 were to leave for Dubai on Srilankan Airlines flight UL225, which was scheduled to depart at 6.25pm yesterday.

The couple who claimed to be business people had told Customs officials that they were from Dematagoda.

Customs Deputy Director at the BIA Parakrama Basnayake told the Daily Mirror that they had stopped the couple when they were waiting at the paid private lounge 'Silk Route'.

He said the couple was suspected to have used the services of the private lounge which is similar to that of a VIP lounge to attract less suspicion to their actions by the airport authorities.

The currency included a large amount of wads of Rs.1, 000 notes amounting to Rs.44 million, US Dollars 45,000, Euros 35,000, Omani Riyals 4,000, Bahrain Dinar 2,685, Saudi Riyals 599,500 and UAE Dirhams 72, 000.

Mr. Basnayake said the Customs authorities at the BIA had thwarted 17 attempts to smuggle out Rs.320 million worth of currency this year to date and this detection including Sri Lankan Rupees amounting to 44 million is considered to be the biggest stash of local currency ever detected while attempting to smuggle it out of the country in Customs history.

The currency was found neatly packed in black polythene bags in the check-in baggage of the suspects.

Customs suspects that the young couple might have been used as pawns by a third party to courier the currencies from Sri Lanka to Dubai.

The detection was made by Assistant Superintendents Nuwan Abeynayake, Rasika Samanjith and Srilal Ananda. Investigations are underway under the direction of Superintendent Nissanka Rathnayake on the instructions of Director Parakrama Basnayake and Deputy Directors Darshana Silva and Hapugaskumbura. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

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Premier Wynne Delivers Historic Address to the Québec National Assembly

Posted on 21 September 2017 by admin

  

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Premier Wynne Delivers Historic Address to the Québec National Assembly.

September 21, 2017.

 

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today, following her speech in the Québec National Assembly:

"Today I had the honour of being the first Canadian Premier from outside Québec to address the province's National Assembly. It is a testament to the strength of the relationship between our two provinces and the way our collaborations in Central Canada are building a stronger Québec, a stronger Ontario and a stronger country.

In my speech, I talked about how today's partnership between Ontario and Québec is grounded in a rich history and in our vision of a fairer, better tomorrow. As founding partners in Confederation, we understand that our cultural and linguistic differences do not diminish our union, they enhance it. Diversity is the essential character of Canada. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Government of Québec has invited all of Canada into an open and democratic dialogue about the diversity of our country and the importance of Québec's place within Canada. Ontario looks forward to continuing to contribute to this discussion. Together, French and English helped build this country, and together, Québec and Ontario can continue to keep it strong.

Sometimes independently, sometimes working together, we are responding to the challenges of a volatile world. Instead of withdrawing, we are being bold, active and innovative. Above all, we are striving to ensure fairness. We in Central Canada understand that in this time of turmoil, we must work harder than ever to build and preserve a fair society. Where our approach differs, it is always grounded in these shared values of equality, fairness and respect for diversity.

Premier Couillard and I are strongly aligned on many issues that affect the people of our provinces, our economies and our climate. We share common ground in our belief that government can be a force for good. And we both believe that if we make the right choices now, we can navigate the turbulence of today's world in a way that helps our people get ahead and puts our provinces on a course towards long-term success.

Tomorrow, Québec will host the seventh joint meeting of our Cabinet ministers. These meetings enable us to work together to address our shared opportunities and challenges. We will engage in a candid dialogue on the current state of Canada-U.S. relations, and we will explore ways we can continue to bolster Ontario and Québec's position as leaders in the innovation economy. This year we will also welcome Governor Jerry Brown of California, and further our common commitment to fighting climate change.

My address to the National Assembly represents a milestone in the relationship between our two provinces. Ontario and Québec are natural allies — our relationship predates Confederation and continues to create opportunities for our people and drive greater prosperity across Canada. I look forward to everything we will do together to grow the economy and create greater fairness and opportunity for people in the days and months ahead."

 

 

 

  

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concludes successful week at the United Nations General Assembly

Posted on 21 September 2017 by admin

New York, New York

September 21, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful week in New York, where he participated in the opening of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening multilateralism and the rules-based international order, championing diversity and inclusion, and advancing human rights, including gender equality, women’s empowerment, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

At UNGA, the Prime Minister reiterated Canada’s pledge to deliver true, meaningful, and lasting reconciliation between Canada and First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. He outlined Canada’s efforts on climate change, and the importance of forging progressive trade agreements that emphasize fairness and real benefits for everyone. He also stressed that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls grow stronger economies and communities.

On the margins of UNGA, the Prime Minister met with many of his counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest, including climate change, security, and gender equality, as well as ways to resolve the crises in Myanmar and Venezuela.

Earlier in the week, the Prime Minister joined the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Circle of Leadership on the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse in United Nations operations. Canada has contributed $600,000 to the UN Trust Fund on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, in addition to supporting the Special Coordinator on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

On September 19, Prime Minister Trudeau was honoured by the Atlantic Council with the Global Citizen Award for his work on inclusiveness, diversity, and economic growth that works for everyone. At the event, he underscored the importance of fundamental democratic principles for global peace and security, and reiterated that there has never been a greater need for vigilance in the post-war era given the various and complex challenges the world is facing.

The following day, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke to thousands of young people at WE Day UN to mobilize youth action on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which strive to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. At the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he discussed how leaders can create a more transparent, equitable, and sustainable global economy and pointed to the free trade agreement between Canada and Chile – the first among G7 countries to include a gender section – as a model for others to follow.

At Bill and Melinda Gates’ inaugural Goalkeepers event, Prime Minister Trudeau discussed the importance of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. He welcomed Melinda Gates’ announcement that the Gates Foundation will provide $20 million to strengthen women’s groups worldwide. In June, Canada announced $150 million in funding over five years to support grassroots women’s organizations – which are leading gender equality campaigns around the world, yet remain unrecognized and underfunded. Canada will continue to use its voice to encourage other donors to support grassroots women’s organizations.

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“In the face of complex global challenges, Canada will continue to champion diversity, acceptance, and compassion on the world stage. We cannot build a better world unless we work together, respect our differences, protect the vulnerable, and put people at the heart of the decisions we make.”
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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  • Canada is the fifth largest donor to the UN system.

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Strong contribution to the nation’s economy – SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award!

Posted on 21 September 2017 by admin

Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, presenting the award to SriLankan Airlines Group Chairman Ajith Dias at the Presidential Export Awards at the BMICH last week.


Colombo, September 21, 2017: SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of National Carrier SriLankan Airlines, covered itself in more glory when it was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recent years, as recognition for its steadfast commitment to supporting the nation’s economy and the growth of the aviation industry.

Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, presented the award to SriLankan Airlines Group Chairman Ajith Dias at the Presidential Export Awards 2016 at a gala ceremony at Colombo’s main international convention centre the BMICH last week. SLC was adjudged the winner as the Highest Value Added Exporter in the Professional Services (Other) category.

Ajith Dias, Group Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We are honoured to receive yet another Presidential Export Award, as SriLankan Catering and its parent company SriLankan Airlines remain fully committed to serving the nation’s economy, the country’s air transport industry and the millions of travelers on all airlines that operate to Sri Lanka.”

The Presidential Export Awards were adjudged by a panel of judges appointed by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. SLC was rewarded for its contribution of value added exports amounting to USD 45.23 million during the financial year 2016/17, an increase from the USD 42.15 million over the previous year.

Rakhita Jayawardena, Executive Director of SriLankan Airlines, said: “SriLankan Catering has always been an integral member of the SriLankan Airlines Group and we are delighted at the support that SLC continuously provides to the National Carrier. We look forward to an even greater performance in the future.”

Lalith Withana, General Manager of SriLankan Catering, said: “All credit goes to the hardworking team at SLC, which also won Presidential Export Awards in 2012 and 2013. The experience and talent of our team was aptly demonstrated recently when SLC won overall 6th place in the entire island and brought home 29 medals (7 Golds, 10 Silvers and 12 Bronzes) from Culinary Art 2017, the premier international exhibition and competition organized by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka.”

SriLankan Catering (www.srilankancatering.com) is the exclusive inflight caterer for all airlines that operate to BIA and serves over 6.3 million meals annually. It operates from its sophisticated full flight kitchen at Bandaranaike International Airport, which has a capacity of 25,000 meals per day. SLC also carries out a wide range of subsidiary operations including operation of passenger lounges and public restaurants at BIA; providing catering services for lounges operated by other institutions at BIA; management of the Serenediva airport transit hotel at BIA; the Semondu specialty restaurant in downtown Colombo’s bustling Fort business area; the Vanilla Pod boulangerie and patisserie; and the Aero Clean industrial laundry that serves airlines, hotels and other organisations around Katunayake and beyond.

SLC has gained a reputation for its high standards in quality and food safety and 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 several Mercury Awards presented by the International Travel Catering Association (ITCA) and National Energy Efficiency Awards.

Caption: Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, presenting the award to SriLankan Airlines Group Chairman Ajith Dias at the Presidential Export Awards at the BMICH last week.

 

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Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat

Posted on 20 September 2017 by admin

Sri Lanka have become the eighth and final team to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup, following West Indies' seven-wicket defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford.

With September 30 set as the cut-off date, West Indies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86 points) in the ICC ODI rankings, irrespective of how their remaining matches against England pan out.

They had gone into the five-match series needing to win by either 4-0 or 5-0 to amass enough points to leapfrog Sri Lanka, but their fate was sealed in a 42-over-a-side contest in which a Jonny Bairstow century guided England past their victory target of 205 with more than 19 overs remaining.

Sri Lanka, World Champions in 1996, now join Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa as the confirmed participants in the 2019 event, which will be held in England between May 30 and July 15.

West Indies, two-times champions in 1975 and 1979, must now compete in a 10-team qualifier in 2018, where they will be joined by the bottom three sides in the ICC team rankings – Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland – as well as the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League Division 2. The top two sides will complete the World Cup line-up.

"You always know there's the potential of that [not qualifying direct], we knew it was going to be a tough ask," said Toby Radford, West Indies' batting coach. "But we are very positive as a group and are trying to develop in all formats. If it means the qualifiers next year, it means the qualifiers next year and we'll build our way back up."

Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka's ODI captain, was relieved to have avoided that fate: "It's no secret that we have been going through a tough time, but I want to say a big, big thank you to our fans who've kept faith with us when things looked bleak.

"ICC events have always brought out the magic in Sri Lanka cricket, and I look forward to proving that once again.

"We have a clear plan toward the World Cup, and we will work hard at achieving each step. As we say in the dressing room, – Little 'w's [wins] add up to make the big 'W' – so that's what we'll be focusing on and I know you will see Sri Lanka's special brand of cricket out there once again soon."

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