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Halgolla Plantation Home, Galagedera

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Introduction – Halgolla Plantation Home, Galagedera

First built by Antoine Joseph van der Poorten in the mid-19th century, Halgolla Plantation Home (HPH) is now run by his grandson Emil van der Poorten who returned to restore it to its previous splendour and who now resides at the property. This elegant and charming plantation home is set amidst a unique mixed plantation of rubber, cocoa, fruit and spice crops and has large Tabebuia, Amherstia, mango and Poinciana trees in the garden providing shady spaces for guests to relax under. The house's unique architecture reflects a period of splendour and comfort that is rarely found now: the original stained-glass windows in the dining room and front door are still intact. Indoors, a large living room, a spacious dining room and two sitting-out areas are available for the use of guests. 

 

Read all about the Halgolla Plantation Home, Galagedera by downloading the pdf document below.
HALGOLLA PLANTATION HOME
 

As guests of the owners, you’ll be provided with Sri Lankan cuisine of exceptional quality, prepared in a traditional fashion. Any special dietary requirements can be accommodated given advance notice. Home-grown fruits such as bananas, avocado, soursop, mangosteen, guava, mango, breadfruit, jak and durian are available in abundance seasonally. Most vegetables are grown in the HPH garden. The water supply to the house is gravity-fed from a private spring and all water is boiled and filtered prior to use. Coffee grown and processed at HPH and pure Ceylon tea as well as a variety of other non-alcoholic beverages are included in the tariff. While alcoholic beverages are not served, guests may bring their own.

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OBITUARIES – OCTOBER 2017

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

BERNARD PERERA (WARNAKULAPATABENDIGE) – Beloved husband of Marie,​ most loving father of Jacintha,​ Brian,​ Terrance,​ Marian,​ Malcolm,​ Russel and Rukshan,​ loving father-in-law of Anton,​ Constance,​ Nalinka,​ Amal,​ Gangi,​ Berney and Himaya,​ passed away peacefully on 30th October 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 2.45 p.m. on the 01st November 2017 from 47/​1,​ Uyana Road,​ Moratuwa for Burial at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Uyana,​ Moratuwa.136054

ERIN NOELINE NEVIS – Age 82 years was called home to the Lord on 30th October 2017 leaving behind beloved sons Denis & Robin (Spouse : Patricia),​ relatives & friends. Body resting at Western Funeral Directors,​ Negombo Road,​ Ja-Ela. Cortege leaves on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for Funeral Mass and Burial at St. Matthews Church,​ Ekala.136260

HUNUKUBURA – MRS SHERYL (nee MENDIS) Loving wife of Priyantha,​ mother of Prashan,​ daughter of Iranganie Mendis and late Bertram Mendis,​ sister of Most Rev. Bishop Valence Mendis,​ Desiree,​ Jayalath,​ Iranga and late Crescentia. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on 01st November 2017 for service and burial at St. Michael’s Church,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa.135989

JAYAMAHA – RACHEL (nee ABAYASEKARA) – Beloved wife of late Augustine,​ daughter of late Ossie & Gerty Abayasekara,​ devoted mother of Dr Seba,​ Anne,​ Tony (USA),​ Manel (USA) & Lakshman (USA),​ mother-in-law of Surani,​ Dr Sharmini (USA),​ sister-in-law of late Luke,​ Therese & Bernard,​ Anton,​ Paul,​ grandmother of Ishini,​ Don Jr,​ Lisa,​ Franky,​ Joshua,​ Elizebath,​ Sandika & Shavinka. Remains will lie at Jayaratna’s new Funeral Parlour “THE RESPECT”,​ No. 483-485,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha (behind AF Raymonds),​ Borella on Wednesday 1st November from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and Burial same day at 4.00 p.m. Roman Catholic Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella.135826

MEDIS – W. SUGATHAPALA (Retired Post Master) – Beloved husband of the late Mrs Pabasara Swarnalatha Fernando,​ precious father of Mihiri (formerly Tractor Corporation),​ Kumari,​ Muditha (Solex Engineering (Pvt) Ltd.),​ Susitha (Hatton National Bank) and Mayuri,​ loving father-in-law of Tudor (Ambalangoda),​ Wasantha,​ Asha (Holy Family Convent,​ Kalutara) and Kaushal (Swedish Trading (Pvt) Ltd.),​ expired. Remains lie at 835/​27,​ ‘Rose Garden’,​ Galle Road,​ Molligoda,​ Wadduwa. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday the 01st November 2017 for Cremation at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Wadduwa.136141

PERERA EFFIE – At rest with Jesus (retired Teacher – Prince of Wales College,​ Moratuwa). Beloved wife of the late O.B.D. Perera (Parliament),​ loving mother of the late Sherril,​ Damien,​ Sharada (Pee Bee Management Services Pvt. Ltd.) and Savindranie (Innovative Pesticides Marketing Pvt. Ltd.),​ loving grandmother of Sarita (HSBC),​ Randeva (NDB) Gavin (LOLC) Pasinda and Sherantha (Wavenet International Pvt. Ltd.),​ darling great grandmother of Aaron and Elina,​ sister of the late Brenda,​ Terence,​ Clarence,​ Kenneth,​ Henrietta,​ Wolsely,​ Glency,​ Treshelle and Yvonne (Canada). Cortege leaves residence at 3 pm,​ 1st November for service at The Queen of Angels’ Church Rawathawatte at 3.30 p.m. and thereafter for interment at Church Burial Grounds at 4 p.m. No.34/​34,​ Dharmarathne Avenue,​ Rawathawatte,​ Moratuwa.136057

PERERA – MRS WIJETUNGE JAYAWARDENA ARACHCHIGE SHEELA MALANI (97) – Beloved wife of the late Timber Merchant Mr Walter Perera of No. 33,​ Railway Station Road,​ Katugasthota,​ Kandy. Beloved mother of Manel Liyanage,​ Rani Ranasinghe,​ Nissanka Perera,​ the late Gamini Perera,​ Nihal Perera,​ Anoma Bowatte,​ Palitha Perera & Surangani Lokuge,​ mother-in-law of Ranjith Liyanage,​ Nimal Ranasinghe,​ Shirani Perera,​ Mangalika Perera,​ Asaka Perera & Keerthi Bowatte,​ Anoma Perera & Oscar Lokuge passed away. Cremation Thursday the 2nd Nov. at 3.00 p.m. at Mirihana Cemetery. 18,​ Rupasiri Mawatha,​ Old Kottawa Road,​ Mirihana,​ Nugegoda.136116

SAMARASINGHE – AJITH ASOKA – Only son of late K.S. Samarasinghe,​ Mrs Samarasinghe,​ loving husband of Sujiwanee,​ beloved Thathi of Jinuka,​ cousin of Diana,​ Siri Goonewardana,​ Chandra,​ Srima Hathurusinghe,​ Chinlra,​ Jagath Karunarathne,​ brother-in-law of Chandana and Thumarie Jirasingha,​ passed away peacefully. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella on Wednesday 1st November at 5.30 p.m. 176A,​ Stanley Thilakarathna Mawatha,​ Nugegoda.136290

SENEVIRATNE – STANLY SIRIPALA – Retired Government Servant of Mahaweli Authority,​ beloved husband of Chandra,​ father of Gemunu,​ Channa,​ Sanjeeva,​ daughters-in-law and grandchildren,​ passed away peacefully on 30th Oct. 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. on 1st November,​ 2017 Wednesday,​ 1/​5,​ De Mel Road,​ Katubedda,​ Moratuwa. The Cremation will take place at Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.135866

SIYAMBALAPITIYA – D.A. – Former Coordinator,​ Diploma in English and Senior Instructor in English,​ University of Colombo,​ ex-Teacher Maris Stella College,​ Negombo,​ Kebithigollewa MMV and Kadawatha MMV,​ beloved husband of late Therese (Formerly of Ave Maria Convent,​ Negombo),​ everloving father of Geetha (Former Vice Principal,​ Ave Maria Convent,​ Negombo),​ Dr Tilak (RMA Energy Consultants),​ Dr Dhammica Rowel (Family Health Bureau) and Dimuthu,​ loving father-in-law of Roy Jayawardena (Formerly of Bank of Ceylon),​ Namalie (Road Development Authority),​ Elmo Rowel (Wegro Soil Int) and Priyanga Perera (Paramount Print Pack),​ loving grandfather of Asiri,​ Dinithi,​ Thilini,​ Hiruni,​ Nipuni,​ Tharaka,​ Ruwinda,​ Hansith,​ Thesandi and Thehansa,​ loving great grandfather of Dilanya,​ Randev,​ Virain,​ Amaya and Lavanya,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1st November 2017 for Burial at Kattuwa Roman Catholic Cemetery. 110,​ Kattuwa,​ Negombo.135650

SUGATHADASA – SIRISENA. Proprietor Sirisena’s tailors. Husband of Cynthia Sirisena, father of Ashwini Sirisena (Australia), Nishadhi Sirisena deceased. Funeral arrangements on Friday the 3rd Creamation at 3.30 p.m. at Mahaiyawa cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00p.m. No.26/23, Nagahaella Road, Mawilmada, Kandy. 0812210050136041.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

FERNANDO – NALINI – Dearly beloved wife of late Oswald Fernando,​ beloved mother of Nilanthi and Piyal,​ loving mother-in-law of Srinath and late Lakmini,​ beloved grandmother of Nilomi and Eksith,​ Shanith,​ Radanika and Danukshika,​ great grandmother of Eron and Nykaela,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence on 31st October at 3.30 p.m. Funeral Service is at 3.45 p.m. at St. Matthia’s Church,​ Laxapathiya. 256/​25,​ Angulana Station Road,​ Kaldemulla.135627

JAYAMAHA – RACHEL (nee ABAYASEKARA) – Beloved wife of late Augustine,​ daughter of late Ossie & Gerty Abayasekara,​ devoted mother of Dr Seba,​ Anne,​ Tony (USA),​ Manel (USA) & Lakshman (USA),​ mother-in-law of Surani,​ Dr Sharmini (USA),​ sister-in-law of late Luke,​ Therese & Bernard,​ Anton,​ Paul,​ grandmother of Ishini,​ Don Jr,​ Lisa,​ Franky,​ Joshua,​ Elizebath,​ Sandika & Shavinka. Remains will lie at Jayaratna’s new Funeral Parlour “THE RESPECT”,​ No. 483-485,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha (behind AF Raymonds),​ Borella on Wednesday 1st November from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and Burial same day at 4.00 p.m. Roman Catholic Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella.135826

JAYASURIYA – D.S. – Beloved husband of late Mrs Nobel Jayasuriya,​ passed away. Final respects at Western Funeral Parlour,​ No. 400,​ Old Negombo Road,​ Ja-ela. Burial on 31st October at 10.00 a.m. at Kudahakapola General Cemetery. Notified by Dammika.135625

LIYANAGE CHAMIKA – Beloved husband of Shamala Liyanage,​ loving father of Bavangi,​ Chamdula and Minudi,​ loving son of Clarice Liyanage,​ brother of Chandhika,​ Chanchala and Chathuranga,​ expired. Remains lie at No.44/​16B,​ Rafael Thennakon Road,​ (Kokiskade Junction),​ Mahenawatta,​ Kirillawala,​ Kadawatha. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Pahala Imbulgoda Cemetery on November 1.135823

SENEVIRATNE – STANLY SIRIPALA – Retired Government Servant of Mahaweli Authority,​ beloved husband of Chandra,​ father of Gemunu,​ Channa,​ Sanjeeva,​ daughters-in-law and grandchildren,​ passed away peacefully on 30th Oct. 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. on 1st November,​ 2017 Wednesday,​ 1/​5,​ De Mel Road,​ Katubedda,​ Moratuwa. The Cremation will take place at Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.135866

SIYAMBALAPITIYA – D.A. – Former Coordinator,​ Diploma in English and Senior Instructor in English,​ University of Colombo,​ ex-Teacher Maris Stella College,​ Negombo,​ Kebithigollewa MMV and Kadawatha MMV,​ beloved husband of late Therese (Formerly of Ave Maria Convent,​ Negombo),​ everloving father of Geetha (Former Vice Principal,​ Ave Maria Convent,​ Negombo),​ Dr Tilak (RMA Energy Consultants),​ Dr Dhammica Rowel (Family Health Bureau) and Dimuthu,​ loving father-in-law of Roy Jayawardena (Formerly of Bank of Ceylon),​ Namalie (Road Development Authority),​ Elmo Rowel (Wegro Soil Int) and Priyanga Perera (Paramount Print Pack),​ loving grandfather of Asiri,​ Dinithi,​ Thilini,​ Hiruni,​ Nipuni,​ Tharaka,​ Ruwinda,​ Hansith,​ Thesandi and Thehansa,​ loving great grandfather of Dilanya,​ Randev,​ Virain,​ Amaya and Lavanya,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1st November 2017 for Burial at Kattuwa Roman Catholic Cemetery. 110,​ Kattuwa,​ Negombo.135650

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

DE SILVA – CLAUDIA (CUZZIE) – Beloved wife of late Dr. Stephen De Silva,​ loving mother of Stephanie and Sunelle,​ mother-in-law of late Dr. Anil Rajapakse,​ grandmother of Suresh and Sonali. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella on Sunday 29th October at 4.30 p.m. 100,​ Rosmead Place,​ Colombo 07.135496

HENSMAN – NESAM ‘Emily’ – passed away peacefully in Australia on Tuesday October 17,​ 2017. Aged 93 years. Beloved wife of James Aria (Dec.),​ adored and loving mother and mother-in-law of Shyamala and Rohan Abeysinghe,​ Rajan and Ranjani Hensman,​ Mrinalini and Thavo Perinpanayagam,​ Mohini and Jega Jegerajan,​ Shiranthi and Dougie Ponniah,​ loved grandmother to ten and great grandmother to seven. Forever in Our Hearts. 11,​ Windmill Court,​ Wheelers Hill,​ Vic 3150,​ Melbourne,​ Australia.132876

RODRIGO – Mr. W.A.D. MERVYN has joined our Lord in Heaven. Loving husband of Stella,​ beloved father of Malgini and Shamal,​ grandfather of Chithraka,​ Thirandie,​ Tharinsa,​ Senith and Shenaya. Remains lie at No. 476,​ Negombo Rd,​ Welisara.Cortege leaves the residence on Monday October 30th at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Burial ground of St. John the Baptist Church,​ Nagoda.135539

SIRIWARDENE – LASANTHA – Beloved son of the late Frank (Sonny) and of Esmie,​ loving brother of Major Charitha Siriwardene (Rtd),​ Attorney-at-Law and brother-in-law of Maalika,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 28/​2,​ Pamankada Lane,​ off W.A. Silva Mawatha,​ Wellawatte,​ on Sunday the 29th of October 2017 at 4.30 p.m. for burial at the Peterson Lane Cemetery,​ Wellawatte.135538

TANNER – Miss RAMONA – has joined the Lord in Heaven – Loving daughter of late Mrs Iris and late Mr. Aurther Tanner and loving sister of Arlene,​ brother Trevice,​ Adrian and Russel and sister-in-law of Valerie,​ Priscilla and brother-in-law Fareed. Remains lie at No. 32/​2,​ Temple Road,​ Hapugoda,​ Kandana on the 28th October 2017. Burial at St. Mary’s Church,​ Hapugoda,​ Kandana Burial Ground on the 29th October 2017 at 3.00 p.m.135526

TIRIMANNE – BRIAN (NIMO). Son of the late Rev. Brian Tirimanne and the late Mrs Ranji Tirimanne,​ brother of Ranjan and brother-in-law of Gaye (Australia). Memorial services will be held in Pittsburgh,​ Toronto and Colombo. Details will be forthcoming once plans are finalized.133376.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

AMARADASA – NIHAL – (John & Co; 1891 Photographers and Old Nalandian). Beloved husband of ever loving Chandi,​ deeply loved and missed father of Dr Natasha,​ Chandima and Neomal,​ loving brother of Nalini Abeynayake,​ Needra Nanayakkara,​ Naomi Abeywickrama and Shirani Dhawan,​ son of late Mr & Mrs T.D. Amaradasa,​ brother of late Ranjith. Funeral details: At residence on Saturday 28th 8 a.m. till Sunday 29th 3.30 p.m. Cremation at the Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 4.30 p.m. Residence: 54/​2,​ Sri Dhammadara Road (Maliban Road),​ Rathmalana.135044

DE ALWIS – NANDASIRI (Journalist). Beloved husband of Malini Palliyaguru,​ loving father of Anupama and Ashan,​ father-in-law of Mangaleshwaran and Lakmali,​ grandfather of Gaveen,​ Navindi,​ Naveen and Chandupama,​ expired. Funeral will take place on Saturday 28th October 2017 at 5 pm at “Nisala Vimana” cemetery Attidiya. The Cortege will leave premises at 4.30 p.m. on 28th Saturday.135047

HERATH – Mrs. WIMALA (Nee PERERA) – Retired Principal Ananda Sastralaya Primary,​ Kotte. Beloved wife of H.M.D.B. Herath,​ Retired Director,​ Ministry of Plantations,​ beloved mother of Shyama (EDB) and Wasantha Samarakoon (NWSDB – Ambatale),​ Niroshana (Ex ITI,​ Qatar) and Lillani – (Qatar),​ Crishantha (Euronet – USA),​ and Dilini (Janashakthi),​ beloved grandmother of Dr. Kavinda (Base Hospital – Homagama),​ Moksha (Student – University of Kelaniya),​ Tharushi and Rawindi,​ expired. Cremation takes place on Sunday 29th October at 3.00 p.m. at Udahamulla Cemetery. 12,​ Station 1st Lane,​ Udahamulla,​ Nugegoda.135292

JAYARATNE – SIRISENA – Retired staff of Hongkong Bank,​ husband of late Pathma,​ father of Lucky,​ Gamini and Nirmala,​ father-in-law of Suraj,​ Kumuduni and Priyangani,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Parlour,​ Borella from 11 a.m. on Friday,​ 27th October. Cremation at 12.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella on Saturday 28th October 2017.133524

MALASINGHE – F.D. – (Retired Teacher,​ Nugegoda Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya). Late Shelton (Brother),​ Nihal (Brother),​ Anjani (Daughter),​ Sanjeewa (Son-in-law),​ Sasindu & Nethum (Grandchildren),​ expired. Cremation on 28th Saturday at 5.00 p.m. Kohuwala Cemetery. No. 01,​ 6th Lane,​ Pagoda,​ Nugegoda.134594

NAVARATHINAM – MRS. MAGESHWARI. Wife of late Mr. Sabaratnam Navarathinam of Mattakuliya,​ No. 65/​212,​ National Housing Scheme,​ Crows Island,​ daughter of late Pooviah and late Ponnammah (Kandarodai),​ daughter-in-law of late Sabaratnam and late Sivapakiam (Annamah) – Kokuvil,​ mother of Kirisha (Austraila) and Bavananthan (Lake House),​ mother-in-law of Udayakumaran (Austraila) and Selvini,​ grandmother of Judisan,​ Lushmi (Austraila),​ Samithra (Mascons (Pvt) Ltd.),​ Thevaharshana (Hindu Ladies College,​ Colombo-06),​ sister of late Kamalawathy,​ late Kunawathy and Rajagopal (Canada),​ cousin sister of late Selvaraja (Canada),​ Sabes (Retired Principal) and sister-in-law of late Pathmanathan (Kondavil),​ Jayaleela (Canada),​ Vanithamani,​ Kamalini,​ late Pancharatnam,​ late Nagulasingaratnam,​ Mr. Wijayaratnam (Boston – U S A),​ passed away peacefully on Wednesday 25th of October 2017. Remains lie at Mahinda Florist,​ Galkissa from 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 28th of October 2017 and funeral rites commence at 08.00 a.m. on Sunday 29th of October 2017 and Cortege leaves the Parlour at 10.00 a.m. for Cremation at Galkissa General Cemetery.133945

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

BAMUNUSINHE ARACHCHIGE DONA SUNIL BADRA (IDROOS). Beloved wife of late Mr M.F. Idroos,​ passed away peacefully on 25th Oct. 2017. The funeral will take place at Gemunupura Cemetery on the 27th October,​ 2017 Friday at 6.00 p.m. Asha Sooriyabandara (daughter),​ Dinesh Idroos (son),​ Dilhan Idroos (son),​ Colin (Neel) Sooriyabandara (son-in-law),​ Deepa Patabandige (Idroos) (daughter-in-law),​ Shashika Liyanage (daughter-in-law) and grandchildren.133300

DAWSON EVANGERLENE – Wife of late Victor,​ mother of Michael,​ Edward,​ Sherene,​ Erin,​ late Ray,​ Roy,​ Desmond,​ Andrew,​ mother-in-law of late Mary,​ Nirmala,​ Robert,​ Mark,​ Marjorie,​ Wasanthi and Subani. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on October 27,​ 2017,​ 3/​10,​ Raja Mawatha,​ Kurana,​ Negombo for burial at Roman Catholic Section,​ Kurana,​ Negombo.133951

FERDINANDUSZ – SYDNEY – RAJA KARUNANAYAKE – Loving husband of Daphne (nee) De Motte,​​ beloved father of Suraj,​​ Sureshni,​​ Sudharshni and Suresh,​​ brother of late Analeen,​​ Doris and Vianney,​​ Nimal,​​ Preme,​​ Rosie,​​ father-in-law of late Rev. Jacob Perera (Jnr.) Sanjeev Jayaweera and Taniya,​​ much loved grandfather of Nelika,​​ Jason,​​ Melissa,​​ Sohan,​​ Shewan,​​ Shenali,​​ Travin,​​ Shehani and Sheshani,​​ expired. Service at 3.00 p.m. at 16/​​A,​​ George E de Silva Mawatha,​​ Kandy. Burial at Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​​ Kandy at 4.30 p.m. on 27th October 2017.134030

JAYARATNE – SIRISENA – Retired staff of Hongkong Bank,​ husband of late Pathma,​ father of Lucky,​ Gamini and Nirmala,​ father-in-law of Suraj,​ Kumuduni and Priyangani,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Parlour,​ Borella from 11 a.m. on Friday,​ 27th October. Cremation at 12.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella on Saturday 28th October 2017.133524

TIRIMANNE – BRIAN (NIMO). Son of the late Rev. Brian Tirimanne and the late Mrs Ranji Tirimanne,​ brother of Ranjan and brother-in-law of Gaye (Australia). Memorial Services will be held in Pittsburgh,​ Toronto and Colombo. Details will be forthcoming once plans are finalized.133375

WIJEYARATNE – VIOLET – Beloved wife of W.A.D.G. (Gamini),​ retired Asst. Supdt or Surveys,​ loving mother of Thriratni,​ mother-in-law of Sameera,​ University of Colombo,​ loving Achchu of Lithum and Ranuga,​ expired. Cortege will leave No. 9,​ William Place,​ Mount Lavinia at 1.15 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia on Saturday 28th.133955

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

ALAHAKOON – D.C. – (Retired Probation Officer). Beloved husband of G. Alahakoon,​ loving father of Bathiya,​ (Senior Vice President,​ DFCC Bank),​ Indika (Assistant Director,​ Divisional Secetariat,​ Gampaha),​ Asanga (Marketing Manager,​ Greendale Exports) and Champika,​ (Attorney-at-Law),​ father-in-law of Subashini (Technical Services Engineer,​ Sri Lankan Airlines),​ Athula (Sevanatha),​ Sudrashini – (Group Internal Auditor – Chandra Senanayake Group),​ Palitha – (Attorney-at-Law),​ grandfather of Gimhani,​ (EMarketingeye) Induwara (SLIIT),​ Mahinsa (Bandaranayake Vidyalaya,​ Gampaha),​ Akindu (Lyceum,​ Wattala),​ Kenula and Sathmi (both of Gateway College,​ Negombo),​ passed away on 24th October 2017. Cortege leaves residence No. 12,​ Dagonna Road,​ Boragodawatta,​ Minuwangoda on Thursday the 26th at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at Minuwangoda Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.133021

FERDINANDUSZ – SYDNEY – RAJA KARUNANAYAKE – Loving husband of Daphne (nee) De Motte,​ beloved father of Suraj,​ Sureshini,​ Sudharshini and Suresh,​ brother of late Analeen,​ Doris and Vianney,​ Nimal,​ Preme,​ Rosie,​ father-in-law of late Rev. Jacob Perera (Jnr.) Sanjeev Jayaweeera and Taniya,​ much loved grandfather of Nelika,​ Jason,​ Melissa,​ Sohan,​ Shewan,​ Shenali,​ Travin,​ Shehani and Sheshani,​ expired. Service at 3.00 p.m. at 16/​A,​ George E de Silva Mawatha,​ Kandy. Burial at Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​ Kandy at 4.30 p.m.133261

FERNANDO – PHOEBE – (Former Teacher of HFC Wennappuwa). Beloved wife of Austin Fernando (Former Teacher of Joseph Vaz College),​ loving mother of P.I.O. Fernando (Milco),​ Priyantha Fernando (Kotmale),​ Sudeepa Kuruwitage,​ Gp. Cpt. P.S.N. Fernando (SLAF),​ mother-in-law of Rupini,​ Andrian,​ Janaka & Shanika,​ sister of Colville,​ Ashley,​ Erica,​ Ivy,​ Yvonne,​ Erdley & Trevin,​ is called to rest with Lord Jesus. Cortege leaves residence 336/​34,​ Graceland Park I,​ Baseline Rd,​ Kattuwa,​ Negombo at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday the 28th of Oct. to the Roman Catholic Burial Ground at Bandirippuwa. Funeral Service at 3.30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church,​ Bandirippuwa,​ Lunuwila.133352

HENSMAN – NESAM ‘Emily’ – passed away peacefully in Australia on Tuesday October 17,​ 2017. Aged 93 years. Beloved wife of James Aria (Dec.),​ adored and loving mother and mother-in-law of Shyamala and Rohan Abeysinghe,​ Rajan and Ranjani Hensman,​ Mrinalini and Thavo Perinpanayagam,​ Mohini and Jega Jegerajan,​ Shiranthi and Dougie Ponniah,​ loved grandmother to ten and great grandmother to seven. Forever in Our Hearts. 11,​ Windmill Court,​ Wheelers Hill,​ Vic 3150,​ Melbourne,​ Australia.132875

NATHANIEL – ARULMALAR – at Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Theepam Nathaniel. Dearly beloved mother of Selvakumar,​ loving sister of late Jebaratnam,​ Kanagaratnam,​ Gnanamony Sivasubramaniam and Nawaratnam. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9 a.m. on 26th October 2017. Coreteg leaves the Parlour after service at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 26th October for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (General Christian Section) at 4.00 p.m.133223

PERIS – PAMELA MARLENE (Nee CORNER). Beloved wife of George,​ daughter of late Cherry and Esme Corner,​ sister of late Maureen Askey,​ loving mother of Suzette Gray,​ Roderick Peris and Jacqueline Samaratunga,​ mother-in-law of Russel Gray,​ Damayanthi Peris and Rohan Samaratunga,​ expired. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Thursday 26th October at 4.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).133225

WIREKOON – AINSLEY (Retired People’s Bank and an old boy of S. Thomas’ College,​ Mt. Lavinia),​ passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Chandrika,​ darling father of late Shamalie and of Hiran (U.S.A.),​ father-in-law of Mevan Sooriyaarachchi and Roshi,​ Seeya of Inoshini,​ Aaron,​ Ariana and Aiden,​ stepfather of Kishani and Nilanthi. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves parlour on Thursday 26th October at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132879

REV. SISTER BENEDICTA MARIE of St. Laurence’s Convent,​ Wellawatte,​ expired. The remains lie at Nayakakanda Good Shepherd Convent​ and today Thursday 26th after Holy Mass. The burial takes place at 3.00 p.m.133373

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

KARIYAWASAM SUGATHADASA (Former Principal – Richmond College). Beloved wife of Hemalatha,​ father of Danesh,​ Dharshana and Dayan,​ father-in-law of Dr. Santhushya (Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital),​ Meenakshi and Umayangana,​ grandfather of Akash,​ Sanjay,​ Che,​ Rhe and Hashain,​ expired. Remains lie at “Restpect Home”,​ by Jayaratne’s (between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika) from Monday 23rd of October at 8.00 a.m. onwards. Cremation on 25th October at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132213

WIREKOON – AINSLEY (Retired People’s Bank and an old boy of S. Thomas’ College,​ Mt. Lavinia),​ passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Chandrika,​ darling father of late Shamalie and of Hiran (U.S.A.),​ father-in-law of Mevan Sooriyaarachchi and Roshi,​ Seeya of Inoshini,​ Aaron,​ Ariana and Aiden,​ stepfather of Kishani and Nilanthi. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves parlour on Thursday 26th October at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132878

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017

CHITTY – AJIT,​ passed away on 18th October 2017. Elder son of the late George E Chitty QC and Leila Chitty,​ beloved husband of Rapti,​ loving father of Zal,​ Roshan,​ Rustom and Sajit,​ father-in-law of Anouk,​ grandfather of Zavareh and Ayla,​ loving brother of Grita Kumar (Kumar),​ Indira and Chris,​ brother-in-law of Shanta Chitty,​ Chandra Corea and Julienne Chitty. His mortal remains were interred at a private funeral on 19.10.2017.“Goodwood”,​ 14,​ Cambridge Place,​ Colombo 07.132219

DE SILVA – ESME IRENE (nee KULATUNGE) – Beloved wife of late Noel,​ loving mother of Christine,​ mother-in-law of Panduka,​ much loved grandmother of Menaka (UK),​ Manori (UK),​ passed away at the age of 96. Burial will be at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Welivita. Remains will be taken from No 153,​ Church Road,​ Welivita,​ Kaduwela on the 24th Tuesday at 3 p.m to St. Mary’s Church Welivita and thereafter to the Catholic Cemetery.132295

FERNANDO – MAURICE CONDRED (Retired Organiser,​ Insurance Corporation of Sri Lanka – has joined our Lord in Heaven). Beloved husband of Marina (retired,​ tutorial staff at Girls’ High School,​ Mt. Lavinia),​ ever loving father of Malsiri (Dubai),​ Manoura,​ Mihiri (UK) and Melanie,​ father-in-law of Shiroshini,​ Udaya and Eugene (UK),​ loving grandfather of Nathal,​ Uvini,​ Jason,​ Michael,​ Steffanie and Jeremy. Remains lie at residence 91/​10,​ St. Peter’s Road (Duwawatte),​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday 24th October at 4.30 p.m. for Service at St. Peter’s Church,​ Koralawella,​ followed by burial at the Church burial grounds.132216

KARIYAWASAM SUGATHADASA (Former Principal – Richmond College). Beloved wife of Hemalatha,​ father of Danesh,​ Dharshana and Dayan,​ father-in-law of Dr. Santhushya (Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital),​ Meenakshi and Umayangana,​ grandfather of Akash,​ Sanjay,​ Che,​ Rhe and Hashain,​ expired. Remains lie at “Restpect Home”,​ by Jayaratne’s (between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika) from Monday 23rd of October at 8.00 a.m. onwards. Cremation on 25th October at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132213

PERIS – REGINALD (REGGIE) – husband of Marlene,​ father of Delani Shiran and Lakshini,​ father-in-law of Neville,​ Kumari and Siri,​ Grandfather of Keshini,​ Dhananjaya,​ Thavisha,​ Ashan and Ronali,​ great-grandfather of Tiyasha,​ Aaron and Adriel,​ brother of late Christopher,​ late Dr. Nicholas,​ late Leanard,​ Prof. Merlin,​ Diana,​ Augusta,​ late Maxie,​ late Godwin and Titus. Cortege leaves residence 30,​ Church Road,​ Pelawatta,​ Battaramulla on Tuesday 24th October at 3.30 pm. Burial at the cemetery of St.John Dal Bastone Church,​ Pelawatta.132424

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 

ARIYATILLAKE – B.L. (Former Chief Valuer,​ Valuation Dept.). Beloved husband of late Mrs. Sujatha,​ loving father of Kanchana,​ Ishani,​ Gayesh and father-in-law of Diana,​ Mahinda & Harshini,​ expired. Funeral will be held on Monday 23rd October 2017. Cortege leaves residence No. 33,​ “Green Wood”,​ Mawathagama,​ Homagama at 4.30 p.m. Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Homagama,​ Kiriberiya Kele Cemtery.132211

CHITTY – AJIT,​ passed away on 18th October 2017. Elder son of the late George E Chitty QC and Leila Chitty,​ beloved husband of Rapti,​ loving father of Zal,​ Roshan,​ Rustom and Sajit,​ father-in-law of Anouk,​ grandfather of Zavareh and Ayla,​ loving brother of Grita Kumar (Kumar),​ Indira and Chris,​ brother-in-law of Shanta Chitty,​ Chandra Corea and Julienne Chitty. His mortal remains were interred at a private funeral on 19.10.2017. “Goodwood”,​ 14,​ Cambridge Place,​ Colombo 07.132218

FERNANDO – MAURICE CONDRED (Retired Organiser,​ Insurance Corporation of Sri Lanka – has joined our Lord in Heaven). Beloved husband of Marina (retired,​ tutorial staff at Girls’ School,​ Mt. Lavinia),​ ever loving father of Malsiri (Dubai),​ Manoura,​ Mihiri Isaac (UK) and Melanie Fernando,​ father-in-law of Shiroshini,​ Udaya and Eugene (UK),​ loving grandfather of Nathal,​ Uvini,​ Jason,​ Michael,​ Steffanie and Jeremy. Remains lie at residence 91/​10,​ St. Peter’s Road (Duwawatte),​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday 24th October at 4.30 p.m. for Service at St. Peter’s Church,​ Koralawella,​ followed by burial at the Church burial grounds.132216

GRAY – SUWARNA (nee Munasinghe),​ wife of late Brain Gray,​ daughter of late Fredrick and Anula Munasinghe,​ sister of Helen,​ Nellie and Manel,​ late Sujatha Lloyd,​ Chitra,​ Keith,​ Kanthi. Cremation on Wednesday 25th at 10.30 a.m. at Borella Cemetery. Remains lie at No. 21/​1,​ Pagoda Road,​ Nugegoda.132214

KARIYAWASAM SUGATHADASA (Former Principal – Richmond College). Beloved wife of Hemalatha,​ father of Danesh,​ Dharshana and Dayan,​ father-in-law of Dr. Santhushya (Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital),​ Meenakshi and Umayangana,​ grandfather of Akash,​ Sanjay,​ Che,​ Rhe and Hashain,​ expired. Remains lie at “Restpect Home”,​ by Jayaratne’s (between AMW Showroom and Devi Balika) from Monday 23rd of October at 8.00 a.m. onwards. Cremation on 25th October at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132213

KRISHNARATNE – GAMUNU NAGANANDA (Retired Lake House & Jinasena Ltd.). Loving father of late Shrima Krishnaratne (teacher),​ Surani and Aruni,​ father-in-law of Sadaham Kasthuriarachchi and Saliya Medagodage,​ passed away. Final rites will be held on Monday 23rd at 3.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at 2.00 p.m.132210

REV. SISTER MIRIAM CLARE A.C. (nee NESERETNAM MARY CECILIA MASILAMANI) was called to her Eternal Rest on 21st October 2017. Requiem Mass at 3.00 p.m. on 23rd October 2017,​ followed by interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Carmel Convent,​ 88 Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha,​ Colombo 10).132212 +

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

DHARMAWATHIE MALLAWARAJA SAMARAWICKRAMA – ABEYSEKARA – Beloved wife of P.B. Wilson (Retired Assistant Commissioner of Local Government),​ loving mother of Surama,​ Dr. Indira (England) and Prasad (USA),​ mother-in-law of I.K. Tuder,​ Dr. Gamini Perera (England),​ Dr. Harsha Jayasekara (USA),​ retired teacher of Sujatha Vidyalaya – Matara,​ Dharmawathie Abeysekara,​ expired. Cremation at Matara General Cemetery on October 23 (2017-10-23) at 5.00 p.m. 110/​8,​ Rahula Road,​ Matara.132188

KIRUPAIRATNAM – TIMOTHY – Funeral Service for Mr. Timothy Kirupairatnam – Uduvil,​ Jaffna. (Former Accountant). Husband of late Sathiyadevi,​ father of Andrey Prathiba Senthan – Australia and Trevor Kirupairatnam – UK (St. John’s – 1986 Batch) will be held at the new Convenant Pentecoastal Church,​ 681-685 Heatherton Road Clayton South,​ Melbourne,​ Australia on Wednesday October 25th 2017 commencing at 11.00 a.m. Viewing will be held in the above mentioned church starting at 10.00 a.m. following the service. The cortege will leave for burial in Ajhelt Lawn,​ Springvale Botanical Cemetery,​ 600 Princes Highway,​ Springvale. Arriving at 1.15 p.m. Address: 123,​ St. James Road,​ Rossana Vic. 3084,​ Australia. Phone: +61394406885.132185
 

GUNARATNE – GILDA.Y. – Wife of late Merrick Gunaratne,​ loving mother of Kumar & late Enoka,​ mother-in-law of Sadhana,​ grandmother of Suvini,​ sister of late Hemachandra & Banduprema,​ Hemapala & Somapala. Remains lie at “Restpect” Jayaratne Funeral Parlour on Saturday 21st Oct. from 10 a.m. onwards. Funeral on Sunday 22nd Oct. at 4 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella.132207

PERERA – MR. G. SUSANTHA,​ has joined our Lord in Heaven – Loving husband of Dilmani,​ beloved father of Salesh & Shamali,​ Shamindri & Sarinda,​ grandfather of Thejan,​ beloved son of late Silverius & Evangeline Perera and brother of Iromi & Prasantha,​ Nimalie & Suresh,​ Nirosha & Hilarian,​ loving son-in-law of late Wilfred & Irangani Weragoda,​ brother-in-law of Roveena & Titus,​ Prashanthi & Thiwanka,​ Ravindra & Gothami. Remains lie at residence “Silverine”,​ Radella,​ Pamunugama.Cortege leaves residence on Monday 23rd October at 4.00 p.m. for a Service at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Pamunugama followed by burial at the Church Burial Grounds.132208

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2107

RAJASOORIYAR – ANGELA – at Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Chelliah Rajasooriyar,​ loving mother of Selva (Commercial Bank),​ Manjula,​ Dr. Dushyanthi (University of Jaffna),​ Dr. Chrishanthi (Teaching Hospital – Jaffna),​ mother-in-law of Dwaraka,​ loving grandmother of Anjali and Madhuri. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour after service at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).130763

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017.

CYRIL THENUWARA – Retired Manager – NSB Avissawella,​ beloved husband of Avanthi,​ loving father of Hasarinda,​ Adeesha and Uthum,​ father-in-law of Yasoda and Nipuni,​ expired. Cremation at Godigamuwa Cemetery,​ Maharagama on 21st October at 6.00 p.m. 28/​7B,​ Katuwawala Gardens,​ off Katuwawala Road,​ Maharagama.130681

DE SILVA LLOYD – Dearly beloved husband of late Nancy Rathnavibhushana,​ loving father of Ranmali and Manohara,​ much loved father-in-law of Samantha and Precious grandfather of Rekha and Indeevari,​ passed away on 19th October 2017. Cortege leaves residence 18, Arthur’s Place,​ Dehiwala on Friday the 20th at 1.30 p.m. for Cremation at Mt.Lavinia General Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.130470

KARUNARATNE – WILLIAM JOSEPH MARIE MAHASEN breathed his last on Wednesday the 18th of October. Known to all as Joe,​ he is survived by Charmaine,​ his beloved wife and companion of 56 years,​ son William Rukmal (Addys),​ daughter Bernadine Chanuki (Shekhar),​ is beloved grandchildren Sasha,​ Sonali,​ Leah and Noah,​ and family dog Cayman. Funeral service will be held on Friday the 20th of October at 3.30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Colpetty Colombo 3,​ followed by burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.130760

RAJASOORIYAR – ANGELA – at Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Chelliah Rajasooriyar,​ loving mother of Selva (Commercial Bank),​ Manjula,​ Dr. Dushyanthi (University of Jaffna),​ Dr. Chrishanthi (Teaching Hospital – Jaffna),​ mother-in-law of Dwaraka,​ loving grandmother of Anjali and Madhuri. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour after service at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).130763

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

FERNANDO – LAKSRI (LAKI) – Passed away peacefully in Australia on 16.10.2017,​ loving husband of Charmaine,​ devoted father of Chamanti,​ loved brother of Ramya (USA),​ fond brother-in-law of Junior,​ Yohaan,​ Tangerine,​ Cheai,​ Jacqui and Desiree,​ uncle of Janakan (USA). A true gentleman,​ loved by all.130120

PERERA – VINITHA (nee FERNANDO). Beloved wife of late Joe,​ loving mother of Niranjala,​ Shanaka and Navin and younger sister of Bishop Vianney of Kandy,​ passed away. Her mortal remains lie at Western Florists (near Marist Stella College),​ Negombo. Cortege leaves the parlour at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday,​ 19th October for burial at St. Hugo’s Church,​ Burulapitiya,​ Minuwangoda at 3.00 p.m.129932

PITIGALA – EARNEL AMARAWANSA – Dearly beloved husband of Chandra,​ loving father of Vidath & Dilani,​ late Daham. Cortege leaves residence No. 144/​28,​ Middleway,​ Kawdana Road,​ Dehiwala on Wednesday 18th October for cremation at 2.00 p.m. at Dehiwala Mt. Lavinia Cemetery.130086

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

FERDINANDS – MARIETTA DOROTHY (nee WEINMAN) Gone home to Jesus. Loved daughter of Dorothy and Eustace Weinman (deceased),​ loved wife of Royston and cherished mum of Michael and Tashi,​ Keith and Dianne,​ loved Nana of Trinity,​ Joshua,​ Levi and Tasmin Ferdinands,​ beloved sister of Eustace Weinman (Chubby) and Lorraine,​ Carlyle Weinman,​ Liz Sikka and Phillip and Gwendoline Weinman. The Community of the Risen Lord will meet for prayers at 3 pm on Wednesday 18th October at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on the same day for Burial at Kanatte. (Roman Catholic Section).129409

FERDINANDUSZ – THOMAS EDWIN PATRICK (Formerly of Uswatte Confectionery). Beloved husband of Chithra,​ precious father of Prasanga (Hayleys) and Shaminga (AES Corporation,​ Manila),​ loving father-in-law of Ruwani and Nishma,​ devoted grandfather of Shevan,​ Tiarra,​ Sharya and Rahail,​ brother of Rita and the late Hugh,​ Felix,​ Claudia & Olga,​ brother-in-law of Mercy,​ Mable,​ Sheila,​ Pushpa,​ Dr S.G. Fonseka & Marie,​ Christie & Kanthi,​ Tissa & Laleeni,​ Rienzi & Sandhya. Cortege leaves No. 28,​ Deal Place “A”,​ Colombo 3 on Wednesday 18th October at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at the Madampitiya Cemetery – Roman Catholic Section.129497

FERDINANDUSZ – THOMAS EDWIN PATRICK (formerly of Uswatte Confectionery). Beloved husband of Chithra,​ precious father of Prasanga (Hayleys) and Shaminga (AES Corporation Manila),​ loving father-in-law of Ruwani and Nishma,​ devoted grandfather of Shevan,​ Tiarra,​ Sharya and Rahail,​ brother of Rita and the late Hugh,​ Felix,​ Claudia & Olga,​ brother-in-law of Mercy,​ Mabel,​ Sheila,​ Pushpa,​ Prof. T.S.G. Fonseka & Marie,​ Christie & Kanthi,​ Tissa & Laleeni,​ Rienzi & Sandhya. Cortege leaves No. 28,​ Deal Place “A”,​ Colombo 3 on Wednesday 18th October at 3.30 p.m. for burial at the Madampitiya Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section),​ Colombo.129739

JUNKEER JUDY PUSHPA nee DE SILVA. Wife of Tony (Abu Dhabi),​ daughter of late Sumanadasa and Rachel de Silva,​ mother of Shawnel (Abu Dhabi),​ Stallone (Abu Dhabi) and Sue-Ellen Benette (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Nicholas Benette (Australia),​ sister of Bertram (Australia) and Errol (Lucky),​ expired. Cortege leaves Barney Raymond’s Parlour on Wednesday,​ 18th October at 3 p.m. for burial at Kanatte Cemetery,​ Buddhist Section.129946

NANAYAKKARA – GIRTY PATRICIA. Born: 21/​07/​1931,​ Death: 15/​10/​2017. Beloved wife of Francis Nanayakkara,​ mother of Felicia,​ Christie,​ Ivan & Mervyn Nanayakkara,​ loving mother-in-law of Rajesh,​ Sirancy,​ Nilanthi & Hyacinth,​ loving grandmother of Himesh,​ Shenali Su,​ Tara,​ Mark,​ Angie,​ Fiona,​ Cindy,​ Suranga,​ Felicita & great grandchildren – Baby Leon,​ Alana,​ Siana,​ Amali,​ Dilan,​ Jayden and dearly loved by their respected families. Cortege leaves residence No. 26,​ Maradana Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday,​ 18th of October for service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda,​ Wattala. Burial at General Cemetery,​ Nayakakanda.129916

PEIRIS – BERNARD (Rt. Navy). Beloved husband of late Monika,​ loving father of Micheal,​ Melani and Pradeep,​ father-in-law of Geetha,​ Shilanth and Mali,​ everloving grandfather of Geethika,​ Malishan,​ Sandeep,​ Sandesh,​ Sanjaya,​ Santhush,​ Tharushi,​ Sineli and Benadi,​ son of late Paul and Mary Irene Peiris,​ brother of late Augustine,​ Rajini,​ Joe,​ Christi and of Emmanuale,​ Alex and Jenet,​ brother-in-law of late Cyril,​ Mella,​ Suren,​ Esmi,​ Victor,​ Hugh and of Carman,​ Jusmine and Therese,​ expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 17th October at 10.30 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves Parlour on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 1.30 p.m. for Service at St. Annes Church Wattala and thereafter Burial at Church Burial Grounds.129501

PERERA – SUGIWA (nee DE ALWIS). Beloved wife of late Clarence Perera of (Kuruwa Walauwa),​ beloved sister of Angela,​ late Godfrey,​ late Vincent,​ late Pearl,​ late Mercy,​ late Renee,​ late Iverline,​ late Brian and late Percy and beloved aunt of Nalin and Ranjani Jayasuriya,​ expired. Her remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Cortege leaves the parlour on Wednesday 18th at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at Borella Kanatta at 5 p.m.129947

PERERA – VINITHA (nee FERNANDO). Beloved wife of late Joe,​ loving mother of Niranjala,​ Shanaka and Navin and younger sister of Bishop Vianney of Kandy,​ passed away. Her mortal remains lie at Western Florists (near Marist Stella College),​ Negombo. Cortege leaves the parlour at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday,​ 19th October for burial at St. Hugo’s Church,​ Burulapitiya,​ Minuwangoda at 3.00 p.m.129932

TALWATTE – T.B. – Former Senior Superintendent of Police,​ beloved husband of Malini,​ devoted father of Dushyanthi,​ Chandana and Priyantha,​ father-in-law of Kithsiri Mediwake,​ Shanika and Manjula,​ loving grandfather of Shamaali,​ Shehani,​ Kavinda,​ Aneesha,​ Annik and Thameeka,​ brother of Thusitha,​ Anoma,​ Kanthi,​ Malcolm and the late Alfred,​ Leela,​ Mallika,​ Wimala,​ Kumari,​ Lasandha and Lala. Cortege leaves residence No. 12,​ Sangamitta Mawatha,​ Kandy at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 18th October 2017. Cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.129371

THAMBYRAJAH – K.E. (KIRUBAI). Beloved wife of late Vincent R. Thambyrajah,​ beloved mother of Rosabel Selvarajah (U.S.A.),​ Anne Wijesinghe and Princeley Vincent,​ mother-in-law of Sarath Selvarajah (U.S.A.) and Anil Wijesinghe,​ loving grandmother of Dinali,​ Johann,​ Shehani and Reshan,​ great grandmother of Jordan and Ethan. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10.00 am. on Thursday 19th. Service will be held at the Parlour on Friday 20th October at 2.30 p.m. followed by burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella.129741

THAMBYRAJAH – K.E. (KIRUBAI). Beloved wife of late Vincent R. Thambyrajah,​ beloved mother of Rosabel Selvarajah (U.S.A.),​ Anne Wijesinghe and Princeley Vincent,​ mother-in-law of Sarath Selvarajah (U.S.A.) and Anil Wijesinghe,​ loving grandmother of Dinali,​ Johann,​ Shehani and Reshan,​ great grandmother of Jordan and Ethan. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10.00 am. on Thursday 19th. Service will be held at the Parlour on Friday 20th October at 2.30 p.m. followed by burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella.129741

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

DE SILVA – MRS BEATRICE – Beloved wife of Kirthi,​ loving mother of Tamara,​ Lavinia and Miranda,​ mother-in-law of Robert,​ grandmother of Kady,​ sister of late Bertram,​ late Herbert,​ late Nathaniel,​ Gertrice and Ananda,​ sister-in-law of late Chandra,​ Malkanthi,​ Padmini,​ Sarath and Anoma. Cortege leaves family residence 39 Leigh Garden,​ London NW10 5HN at 13.00 hrs. on Tuesday 17th October for Cremation at West London Crematorium from 13.30 hrs. Contact Email : k​i​r​t​d​e​s​i​l​v​a​@​t​a​l​k​t​a​l​k​.​n​e​t​129381

FERDINANDUSZ – THOMAS EDWIN PATRICK (Formerly of Uswatte Confectionery). Beloved husband of Chithra,​ precious father of Prasanga (Hayleys) and Shaminga (AES Corporation,​ Manila),​ loving father-in-law of Ruwani and Nishma,​ devoted grandfather of Shevan,​ Tiarra,​ Sharya and Rahail,​ brother of Rita and the late Hugh,​ Felix,​ Claudia & Olga,​ brother-in-law of Mercy,​ Mable,​ Sheila,​ Pushpa,​ Dr S.G. Fonseka & Marie,​ Christie & Kanthi,​ Tissa & Laleeni,​ Rienzi & Sandhya. Cortege leaves No. 28,​ Deal Place “A”,​ Colombo 3 on Wednesday 18th October at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at the Madampitiya Cemetery – Roman Catholic Section.129496

FERDINANDS – MARIETTA DOROTHY – At Rest with Jesus. Loving wife of Royston,​ daughter of late Eustace and Dorothy Weinman,​ mother of Michael,​ Keith and Dianne,​ mother-in-law of Natasha,​ grandmother of Trinity,​ Levi,​ Joshua and Tasmin,​ sister of Francis,​ Carlyle,​ Elizabeth and Philip Weinman. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. after Service on Wednesday 18th October for Burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella. (Roman Catholic Section).129409

FRANCIS – LAWRY – Husband of Marie Francis (nee Seneviratne),​ loving father of Buddhima (Hydramani),​ brother of Garwin,​ Linda (HFC,​ Bambalapitiya),​ brother-in-law of Kalyani,​ Dan (Life Scientific Pvt.Ltd),​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 15/​10,​ Church Garden,​ Mahamegawatta Rd.,​ Maharagama. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 18th October. Burial at Pannipitiya Christ the King Church Cemetery.129225

TALWATTE – T.B. – Former Senior Superintendent of Police,​ beloved husband of Malini,​ devoted father of Dushyanthi,​ Chandana and Priyantha,​ father-in-law of Kithsiri Mediwake,​ Shanika and Manjula,​ loving grandfather of Shamaali,​ Shehani,​ Kavinda,​ Aneesha,​ Annik and Thameeka,​ brother of Thusitha,​ Anoma,​ Kanthi,​ Malcolm and the late Alfred,​ Leela,​ Mallika,​ Wimala,​ Kumari,​ Lasandha and Lala. Cortege leaves residence No. 12,​ Sangamitta Mawatha,​ Kandy at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 18th October 2017. Cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.129371

JAYAKODY MERCY (nee VITHANACHCHI) – Retired English Teacher,​ beloved wife of late Naga Jayakody (People’s Bank),​ beloved mother of Gayan (PIM),​ Nuradha (Japan) and Darshike (HNB),​ mother-in-law of Dulani (NDB),​ Pubudu (Japan) and Malsha (Seylan). Remains lie at residence 191/​24,​ Maladolawatte Road,​ Kadawatha. Cremation at Eldeniya Cemetery on Wednesday 18th at 4.30 p.m.129498

PEIRIS – BERNARD (Rt. Navy). Beloved husband of late Monika,​ loving father of Micheal,​ Melani and Pradeep,​ father-in-law of Geetha,​ Shilanth and Mali,​ everloving grandfather of Geethika,​ Malishan,​ Sandeep,​ Sandesh,​ Sanjaya,​ Santhush,​ Tharushi,​ Sineli and Benadi,​ son of late Paul and Mary Irene Peiris,​ brother of late Augustine,​ Rajini,​ Joe,​ Christi and of Emmanuale,​ Alex and Jenet,​ brother-in-law of late Cyril,​ Mella,​ Suren,​ Esmi,​ Victor,​ Hugh and of Carman,​ Jusmine and Therese,​ expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 17th October at 10.30 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves Parlour on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 2.30 p.m. for Service at St. Annes Church Wattala and thereafter Burial at Church Burial Grounds.129500

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

REV. SR. FERNANDO – SHANTHI,​ called to eternal rest. Funeral Mass on Monday 16th October at 3.00 p.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery,​ Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate,​ 90/​1,​ Rosmead Place,​ Colombo 07. 129189

AMARASIRI – CECIL. Dearly beloved husband of Hema,​ loving brother of Sarath,​ Manel,​ Sriyani,​ Chintha,​ late Priyanthi and late Ranjan and brother-in-law of Vijitha,​ Kamala,​ Rukmani,​ Nalini,​ Kanthi,​ Chula and Lakshmi,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 16th October for Cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 6.00 p.m. 236A,​ Galwela Para,​ Godagandeniya,​ Peradeniya.129191

SOOSAITHASAN PHILESIAN SOSAI (Former MP of Mannar). Beloved husband of Marina,​ much loved father of Joseph Fredrika (Canada),​ Rajan (Canada),​ Baskaran (Canada),​ Shiromi (Canada),​ father-in-law of Preethi (LOLC),​ Deva (Canada),​ Gayomi (Canada),​ Pushpa (Canada),​ Angelo (Canada),​ brother of late Singarayar,​ late Sayariappu,​ late Kanikainathan,​ late Annai Maria and Sebestian,​ brother-in-law of late Canute,​ Kingsley,​ Jayapathy (France),​ Xavier,​ Ruby,​ ever loving grandpa of Richard,​ Josh,​ Gregory,​ Rebecca,​ Harini,​ Kiara and Catherine (all of Canada),​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th October 2017 for burial at St. Anne’s Church Cemetery,​ Yankalai,​ Ward 6,​ Vankalai,​ Mannar.129185

NIZAR – M.I.M. The death is announced of M.I.M. Nizar,​ son of late S.B.M. Ibramsa and late Fathima,​ beloved husband of Noorul Madmillah,​ loving father of Fathima Himaya,​ Mahamed Irfan and Mohamed Infiyaz,​ daughter-in-law of Camille,​ Rinoza,​ grandfather of Sadiya,​ Ishan,​ Ishana,​ Lamaana,​ Shamlha and Nabeel. Janaza will leaves residence No. 31/​14 B,​ Bathiya Mawatha,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwala on 15th October 2017,​ for Janaza prayers at Dehiwala Umma Masjid,​ Dehiwala at 10.00 a.m.129186

VAN CUYLENBURG – ARTHUR,​ Beloved husband of the late Felecia Bernadette,​ loving father of Cheryl,​ Lourdes,​ Carmen,​ Yvette and Yvonne,​ grandfather of Stuart,​ Brian,​ Gavin,​ Chenelle,​ Davina and Georgina,​ son-in-law of Terry,​ Noel and Merrel. Cortege leaves residence No. 31 F 18,​ Rukmalgama Housing Scheme at 1.30 p.m. on Monday 16th October for service at Rukmalgama Church at 2.00 p.m. and thereafter burial at the General Cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m.129177

WIJEPALA – RANIL (News Editor,​ Sunday Observer) – Loving son of R.D. Wijayapala (deceased) and R.D. Pemawathi,​ dear brother of Anura (Sri Lanka Army),​ Rasika and Lilani,​ beloved husband of Sriyani Priyadharshani,​ beloved father of Uvindu and Dinidu and brother-in-law of M.W.P. Wijetunga,​ Ajith Hidakaraldeniya and Sulari Balanagala,​ expired. Funeral will take place on (Monday) October 16 at 3.00 p.m. at Kadanapitiya Cemetery,​ Bope,​ Padukka. Remains lie at residence at Ranaviru Ravi Tishan Mawatha,​ Kadanapitiya,​ Bope,​ Padukka.129190

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

DE SILVA (nee ABEYWARDENA) CLEMA (BUBSY). Beloved wife of late Sarath De Silva,​​ mother of late Preethi Perera and Nandika,​​ mother-in-law of Lakshman Perera (Lal – Ex-Grindlays Bank) and Padmini,​​ loving sister of late Ena,​​ late Clarice,​​ late Margie,​​ late Rienzie and late Cecil,​​ grandmother of Ashani,​​ Chanika and Dilhara,​​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour in Kalubowila from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30p.m. on Sunday (15 Oct.) for burial at the General Cemetery,​​ Borella (Anglican Section) at 4 p.m.128803

JUNKEER JUDY PUSHPA nee DE SILVA – Wife of Tony (Abu-Dhabi),​ daughter of late Sumanadasa De Silva and Rachel De Silva,​ mother of Shawnel (Abu-Dhabi),​ Stallone (Abu-Dhabi) and Sue-Ellen Bennette (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Nicholas Bennette (Australia),​ sister of Bertram (Australia) and Errol (Lucky). Funeral arrangements will be notified later.129167

NAVARATNAM – RUKMANI – (July 14,​ 1926 – October 13,​ 2017). Colombo,​ Sri Lanka. Beloved and devoted wife of late Appapillai Navaratnam (Rio Cinema. Navah Cinema). Beloved mother of the late Somasundaram,​ Jumbo (Ratnajothy) – Sydney,​ Australia,​ Devarani,​ USA,​ (Kumar) Ratnakumar and Thamby (Ratnarajah),​ sister of late Sareswathy Kanapathipillai – Melbourne Australia,​ Annapoorani Kandiah,​ Padmini Somasarma – London,​ the late Chitraveloo Arumugam,​ and the late Chitraveloo Sandrasegara,​ mother-in-law to Indra Somasundaram,​ Karen Navaratnam,​ Indra Anandasabapathy and Niranjana Navaratnam,​ grandmother of Surekha,​ Murali and Radish Somasundaram,​ Reshan,​ Radishka,​ Renaldo and Reannon,​ Sharmila,​ Niroshana,​ Nirmalan,​ Arvind,​ Aarthi,​ Ashwitha and Prathap,​ great grandmother of Praveen,​ Ripesh,​ Elora,​ Leona,​ Tara,​ Arani,​ Pebric,​ Shahana,​ Parun,​ Kieran,​ Siyara and Praba. Cortege leaves residence No. 79,​ Barnes Place,​ Colombo 7,​ on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Hindu Section).129144

SIVAPATHASUNTHARAM – KANAGAMMAH – (Education Publications Dept.). Beloved wife of late Sivapathasuntharam (Postal Dept.),​​ loving mother of (Nalini – Suresan),​​ (Sumathy – Pushpakumar),​​ (Muhunthan – Priya),​​ grandmother of Thusharini,​​ Harini,​​ Anish,​​ Girish,​​ Nirubini and Kashika,​​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​​ Borella at 3 p.m. on 15th Oct. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m. Viewing is from 10 a.m. on Saturday,​​ the 14th Oct. till 8 p.m. and 15th Oct. from 9 a.m. Informant: Nalini – 0777745258,​​ Email: n​a​l​i​n​i​_​s​u​r​e​s​a​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​128797

VANHEER – NIEL – Dearly beloved husband of Rani Vanheer,​ loving father of Ryan Vanheer,​ loving son of late Vernon and Violet Vanheer,​ brother of late Gerald,​ Therese and Ashton Vanheer and of Norma,​ Tyrone and Blanche Vanheer. Remains lie at Residence No. 261/​A10,​ Siripura,​ 1st Lane,​ Samagi Mawatha,​ Palanwatte,​ Pannipitiya. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 15th October 2017 for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section).129137

LAKSHMAN P. KODAGODA PhD,​ 83 (September 10,​ 1934 – October 11,​ 2017),​ Colombo,​ Sri Lanka. Beloved husband of Kimiko,​ devoted father of daughters Punniya (David) and Vineetha (Scott) and doting grandfather of Kira & Jamison Poole and Dylan & Ella Thompson. He was the son to Sheila & Arthur Perera and loving brother of surviving sister Padma Ranasinghe. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 15th October 2017. Cortege leaves parlour same day at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.129179

SOOSAITHASAN PHILESIAN SOSAI (Former MP of Mannar). Beloved husband of Marina,​ much loved father of Joseph Fredrika (Canada),​ Rajan (Canada),​ Baskaran (Canada),​ Shiromi (Canada),​ father-in-law of Preethi (LOLC),​ Deva (Canada),​ Gayomi (Canada),​ Pushpa (Canada),​ Angelo (Canada),​ brother of late Singarayar,​ late Savariappu,​ late Kanikainathan,​ late Annai Maria and Sebestian,​ brother-in-law of late Canute,​ Kingsley,​ Jayapathy (France),​ Xavier,​ Ruby,​ ever loving grandpa of Richard,​ Josh,​ Gregory,​ Rebecca,​ Harini,​ Kiara and Catherine (all of Canada),​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th October 2017 for burial at St. Anne’s Church Cemetery,​ Vankalai,​ Ward 6,​ Vankalai,​ Mannar.129184
 

VAN CUYLENBURG – ARTHUR,​ Beloved husband of the late Felecia Bernadette,​ loving father of Cheryl,​ Lourdes,​ Carmen,​ Yvette and Yvonne,​ grandfather of Stuart,​ Brian,​ Gavin,​ Chenelle,​ Davina and Georgina,​ son-in-law of Terry,​ Noel and Merrel. Cortege leaves residence No. 31 F 18,​ Rukmalgama Housing Scheme at 1.30 p.m. on Monday 16th October for service at the Rukmalgama Church at 2.00 p.m. and thereafter burial at the general cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m.129178

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

CUMARASINGHE – BAMBERADENIYA. Dearly beloved husband of Chandrani Bamberadeniya,​ loving father of Arjuna and Roshan,​ passed away on 11th October. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 9 a.m. on Friday 13th October. Cortege leaves on Saturday 14th October at 1.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 2 p.m.127610

DE SILVA (nee ABEYWARDENA) CLEMA (BUBSY). Beloved wife of late Sarath De Silva,​ mother of late Preethi Perera and Nandika,​ mother-in-law of Lakshman Perera (Lal – Ex-Grindlays Bank) and Padmini,​ loving sister of late Ena,​ late Clarice,​ late Margie,​ late Rienzie and late Cecil,​ grandmother of Ashani,​ Chanika and Dilhara,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour in Kalubowila from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cortege leaves the parlour at 3.30p.m. on Sunday (15 Oct.) for burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section) at 4 p.m.128807

EASWARAN – VIMALA of Palmyrah Avenue,​ Colpetty. Daughter of late Mr. & Mrs. Arumainayagam of Alaveddy South,​ beloved wife of Moses,​ affectionate and darling mother of Mahiman and Maatchiman and very much loved grandmother of Arkyn,​ sister of late Chandraleela and Thayanandan,​ Kamala and Sitaranjan,​ passed away on 08.10.2017. Her remains lying at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour after a short service at 11.00 a.m. The Cortege leaves on Sunday the 15th October for interment at Kanatte Cemetery,​ General Christian Section.128189

FERNANDO – CATHERINE (D.C.M.) Retired English Trained Teacher. Beloved wife of late Anthony Fernando,​ beloved mother of Upali (formerly Singapore Airlines),​ Eng. Lalith (Rtd. PD,​ RDA),​ Dr. Priyantha (Dental Surgeon – Devi Balika MV),​ Renuka (Academy of Finance) & Nishantha (GM,​ United Mercury Group),​ mother-in-law of Carmelita,​ Geetheni,​ Asoka,​ Maxie (formerly Rockland Distillery) & Dayani (Ophthalmic Technologist,​ BH Panadura),​ the grandmother of Chrishley & Himashi,​ Shamilka & Praveen,​ Nashali,​ Shehan & Lashan. Cortege leaves residence No. 161,​ Tudella Junction,​ Ja-Ela on Friday 13th of October at 12 noon & after,​ remains at 2/​2,​ St. Sebastian’s Church Road,​ Diyalagoda,​ Maggona from 4 p.m. and will be followed by St. Sebastian’s Church burial grounds at 4 p.m. on Saturday 14th of October 2017.127539

GIRAGAMA – NIMAL DODANWELA – Daughter of late Berty and late Nalini Dodanwela,​ beloved wife of late Henry Giragama,​ loving mother of Sumudini,​ Buwaneswari,​ Indira,​ Mahesica and Nalini,​ mother-in-law of Keerthi Udalagama,​ Wasanthe Senanayake and Ravi Dullewe,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 123,​ Riverdale Rd.,​ Anniwatte,​ Kandy,​ at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th October 2017 for cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​ Kandy at 4 p.m.127422

JASINGHE – MALINI. Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. Raja Jasinghe,​ loving mother of Ramal,​ Neomal,​ Ruha,​ Jehan,​ Nedra,​ Veruni,​ Romi,​ Peter and Amenthi,​ mother-in-law of Geetha,​ Reshan,​ John,​ Ikram,​ Natalie and Yohan,​ loving grandmother of sixteen. Remains lie at residence No. 25,​ De Saram Road,​ Mount Lavinia.Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 14th October at 2.30 p.m. for service at Christ Church,​ Dehiwela,​ followed by burial at the church burial ground.127615

PERERA – SUGANDIKA (nee AMARATUNGA). Dearly beloved wife of Ivan Perera,​ loving mother of Sajan (Canada),​ Amila (Central Bank),​ mother-in-law of Chathurika (Canada),​ loving sister of Nimal,​ Oscar,​ Milroy,​ loving sister-in-law of Kusum,​ Swarnamali,​ Champika,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence on 14.10.2017 at 4.00 p.m. Burial at St. Sebastian’s Church Cemetery,​ Enderamulla. 142,​ Little Flower,​ Enderamulla,​ Wattala.128193

RAJARATNAM – MIRIAM LUCILLE KAMINI,​ passed away on 10th October 2017. Loving wife of late N.S. Rajaratnam,​ loving mother of Janan and Clarence Satheesh Rajaratnam,​ mother-in-law of Dr. Dharshini Sivakumaran (USA),​ loving daughter of late Nicholas Daniel Pius and Christine Pius,​ loving sister of Anton Christopher (South Africa),​ Dr. Rajini Ariyaratnam (UK),​ Chryshanthy Cyril (Canada) and Amirthini Santiapillai (UK),​ loving aunty of Dr. Priyadharshan Ariyaratnam (UK),​ Dr. Shaumya Selvanathan (UK),​ Dr. Marita Alagaratnam (UK),​ Melita Cyril (Canada),​ Meliza Cyril (UK),​ Dr. Georgina Santiapillai (UK),​ Thabiso Christopher (South Africa),​ Dr. Lerato Christopher (South Africa),​ Emma Santiapillai (UK),​ Rajan Selvaratnam (France),​ Arnaud Selvaratnam (France),​ Rajani Mohan (France),​ Agnes Victor Bala (France),​ Anita Victor Bala (France),​ Nicholas Victor Bala (France) and Niroj Victor Bala (France),​ loving mother-in-law of Dr. Joseph Sivakumaran (USA),​ loving grand aunty of Michelle Alagaratnm (UK),​ Austin Alagaratnam (UK),​ James Alagaratnam (UK),​ Martha Selvanathan (UK),​ Nicholas Selvanathan (UK) and Jacob Bastiampillai (Canada),​ sister-in-law of Sivar Sivakumaran (USA),​ Benita Sivakumaran (USA),​ Dilip Cyril (Canada),​ Dr. Senathiraja Ariyaratnam (UK),​ Rishya Santiapillai (UK),​ Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Selvaranam (France),​ late Mr. Victor Bala (France) and Mrs. Victor Bala (France). Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday 15th October 2017 for service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Mattakkuliya and thereafter burial at the Madampitiya Cemetery Colombo.128893

SIVAPATHASUNTHARAM KANAGAMMAH (Education Publications Dept.). Beloved wife of late Sivapathasuntharam (Postal Dept.),​ loving mother of (Nalini – Suresan),​ (Sumathy – Pushpakumar),​ (Muhunthan – Priya),​ grandmother of Thusharini,​ Harini,​ Anish,​ Girish,​ Nirubini and Kashika,​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella at 3 p.m. on 15th Oct. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m. Viewing is from 10 a.m. on Saturday,​ the 14th Oct. till 8 p.m. and 15th Oct. from 9 a.m. Informant: Nalini – 0777745258,​ Email: n​a​l​i​n​i​_​s​u​r​e​s​a​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​128793

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

ALWIS – DR SRI KANTHA (SK) – Retired Physician in the United States of America,​ beloved father of Sanji and Ruwan,​ father-in-law of Michelle and Ishira,​ much loved grandfather of Spencer,​ brother of the late Themiya,​ Ransirini,​ the late Palitha,​ Sunil and Chitramali,​ passed away peacefully on October 10,​ 2017. 9254,​ Falling Waters Drive East,​ Burr Ridge,​ IL 60527,​ U.S.A.127158

BAKELMUN – ROGER KEITH. Beloved husband of Arosha (nee Wanasundera),​ loving father of Natasha,​ brother of Christine Dean,​ Ron (Australia) and Adrian (UK),​ son-in-law of Dharme and Lalitha Wanasundera,​ brother-in-law of Prasantha Wanasundera. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m.on Friday October 13th 2017. Cortege leaves after services at 3.30 p.m. on same day for cremation at 4.30 p.m. at the General Cemetery Borella (new Crematorium).127949

Cumarasinghe – Bamberadeniya. Dearly beloved husband of Chandrani Bamberadeniya,​ loving father of Arjuna and Roshan,​ passed away on 11th October. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 9 a.m. on Friday 13th October. Cortege leaves on Saturday 14th October at 1.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 2 p.m.127610

FERNANDO – CATHERINE (D.C.M.) Retired English Trained Teacher. Beloved wife of late Anthony Fernando,​ beloved mother of Upali (formerly Singapore Airlines),​ Eng. Lalith (Rtd. PD,​ RDA),​ Dr. Priyantha (Dental Surgeon – Devi Balika MV),​ Renuka (Academy of Finance) & Nishantha (GM,​ United Mercury Group),​ mother-in-law of Carmelita,​ Geetheni,​ Asoka,​ Maxie (formerly Rockland Distillery) & Dayani (Ophthalmic Technologist,​ BH Panadura),​ the grandmother of Chrishley & Himashi,​ Shamilka & Praveen,​ Nashali,​ Shehan & Lashan. Cortege leaves residence No. 161,​ Tudella Junction,​ Ja-Ela on Friday 13th of October at 12 noon & after,​ remains at 2/​2,​ St. Sebastian’s Church Road,​ Diyalagoda,​ Maggona from 4 p.m. and will be followed by St. Sebastian’s Church burial grounds at 4 p.m. on Saturday 14th of October 2017.127539

FERNANDO – MRS CARMELITA “May she rest in the arms of the Lord”. Passed away peacefully on 11th October 2017. Dearly beloved wife of Gregory Fernando,​ ever loving mother of Gleshan (Seylan Bank) and Shalini,​ mother-in-law of Sanduni and Nishantha (Jacobi),​ much loved grandmother of Chenara,​ Linara,​ Ganula,​ Shenuk and Nishika,​ dearly loved daughter of late Herbert Fernando and late Sybil Perera,​ loving sister of late Yvonne,​ late Theresa,​ late Rita,​ Elmo,​ Sydney,​ Sohan and Claudia,​ sister-in-law of Nimal,​ Surangani,​ Kumudini,​ Pushparani,​ Ameen,​ late Leopaul,​ Maxie,​ late Ranjith,​ Gerard,​ Padma,​ late Godwin,​ Daya,​ Virginia and Sriyani. Remains lie at 76,​ St. Anne’s Road,​ 4th Kurana,​ Negombo. Cortege leaves residence at 03.30 p.m. on Friday 13th October to St. Anne’s Church,​ Kurana and thereafter for burial at the General Cemetery,​ Periyamulla,​ Negombo.127208

GIRAGAMA – NIMAL DODANWELA – Daughter of late Berty and late Nalini Dodanwela,​ beloved wife of late Henry Giragama,​ loving mother of Sumudini,​ Buwaneswari,​ Indira,​ Mahesica and Nalini,​ mother-in-law of Keerthi Udalagama,​ Wasanthe Senanayake and Ravi Dullewe,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 123,​ Riverdale Rd.,​ Anniwatte,​ Kandy,​ at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th October 2017 for cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​ Kandy at 4 p.m.127422

JASINGHE – MALINI. Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. Raja Jasinghe,​ loving mother of Ramal,​ Neomal,​ Ruha,​ Jehan,​ Nedra,​ Veruni,​ Romi,​ Peter and Amenthi,​ mother-in-law of Geetha,​ Reshan,​ John,​ Ikram,​ Natalie and Yohan,​ loving grandmother of sixteen. Remains lie at residence No. 25,​ De Saram Road,​ Mount Lavinia. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 14th October at 2.30 p.m. for service at Christ Church,​ Dehiwela,​ followed by burial at the church burial ground.127615

RANASINGHE – NELSON EDWARD (Retired Telecom Engineer). Beloved husband of Padma,​ father of Shrinika,​ father-in-law of Kapila,​ grandfather of Onella,​ brother of Irene,​ Malini,​ Douglas,​ Shelton,​ Milton and George,​ expired. Cremation at Saturday 14th at 2.30 p.m. at Negombo General Cemetery (Hotel Road) leaving residence at 1.30 p.m. from Katana Newtown Housing Scheme,​ Demanhandiya.127747

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

DANIELS CLARICE. Loving wife of late V.C.B. Daniels,​ daughter of late W.E. Alvis and Agnes,​ mother of Micheal Christine Lorna and Francis,​ mother-in-law of Yasmin,​ late Bala,​ Raymond,​ Naville and Eacha,​ loving sister of late Babs,​ Gwen,​ Arthur and Frank,​ loving grandmother of Mickey,​ Marcel,​ Jasmin,​ Tanya,​ Darvey,​ Michelle,​ Olantha,​ Victoria and Ryan,​ loving great grandmother of 06 great grandchildren. Funeral took place on 7th Oct. 2017 in Ontario,​ Canada. Tele. 9054871349. 33,​ Cottongrass Ln,​ Brampton,​ Ontario,​ Canada.126850

JASINGHE – MALINI. Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. Raja Jasinghe,​ loving mother of Ramal,​ Neomal,​ Ruha,​ Jehan,​ Nedra,​ Veruni,​ Romi,​ Peter and Amenthi,​ mother-in-law of Geetha,​ Reshan,​ John,​ Ikram,​ Natalie and Yohan,​ loving grandmother of Fifteen. Remains will lie at residence No. 25,​ De Saram Road,​ Mount Lavinia on Thursday 12th October 2017 from 10 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 14th October at 2.30 p.m. for service at Christ Church,​ Dehiwela followed by burial at the church burial grounds.126796

PETER MARIANAYAGAM MR. SAVERIMUTTU,​ passed away on 9th October 2017 in Colombo,​ Sri Lanka. He worked as a Principal at St. Paul’s Cambridge school in Karachi,​ Pakistan. He was the beloved husband of Ann,​ father of Mahil,​ father-in-law of Shehara,​ grandfather of Sahil & brother of Lily,​ Rita,​ Alice. Viewing from 9 a.m. on 12th October 2017 followed by last rights at 2.30 p.m. at Jayaratne Funeral Homes,​ Borella.126900

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

FERNANDO – SUMANA. Wife of late Christie,​ mother of Surith and late Chrishan,​ mother-in-law of Erosha,​ grandmother of Nethuki and daughter of late Salina and late Ebrahim Peiris. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. and thereafter to Methodist Church,​ Moratumulla on Wednesday the 11th of October from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. for burial thereafter at the Church Cemetery.125835

SABANAYAGAM – MRS. PUSHPAVATHY. Beloved wife of late V. Sabanayagam (Former Deputy Director General of Education),​ loving mother of Kamalini and Dr. Sasitharan,​ mother-in-law of Yogendra and Vasantharani,​ grandmother of Sumithiran,​ Koshala,​ Saaranga and Thenuka,​ sister of late Maheswary Nadarajah,​ late Balasubramanium and late Sivagnanam,​ expired on 08.10.2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on 10.10.2017 and funeral rites commence at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 11.10.2017 and cortege leaves the Parlour at 12.00 noon for cremation.125891

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

FERNANDO – SUMANA. Wife of late Christie,​ mother of Surith and late Chrishan,​ mother-in-law of Erosha,​ grandmother of Nethuki and daughter of late Salina and late Ebrahim Peiris. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. and thereafter to Methodist Church,​ Moratumulla on Wednesday the 11th of October from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. for burial thereafter at the Church Cemetery.125835

GOONERATNE ANNETTE – Beloved wife of Ranjit, ever loving mother of Thusharika, mother-in-law of Janaka, grandmother of Jehan and Yohan, sister of Moira, Bertha, Joyce, Carmelene and Paula, passed away peacefully on October 5th 2017. Her remains will lie at Nuwara Malshalawa, Kandy, on October 12th 2017 until 2:30pm when cortege will leave the parlour for the Mahaiyawa Cemetery for cremation at 3:30pm.125690

MABEL DOUGLES Wife of the late S.A. Dougles,​ mother of Freeda and late Margaret,​ mother-in-law of Harry and Jeyaraj,​ grandmothe rof Linda and Johann,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral service will be held at 2.30 p.m. on the 10th October 2017 at Barney Raymond Funeral Parlour,​ thereafter burial at Jawatta Cemetery,​ Colombo 5. 478/​50,​ Aluthmawatha Road,​ Colombo 15.125924

MAJOR GEN. (Retd.) DULEEP JUSTIN DE SILVA WICKREMANAYAKE. Loving husband of Sylvia,​ beloved father of Roshan,​ Desiree,​ Ingrid,​ Dinesh & Hiranjan,​ father-in-law of Tamara,​ Blaise Lowe,​ Ken Ragell,​ Chamani & Jayani,​ grandfather of Dinali,​ Shanika,​ Dilhara,​ Dinush,​ Stephen,​ Rachel,​ Deshan,​ Dilhan,​ Kehminda & Ishara,​ great grandfather of Natalie,​ passed away peacefully in Sydney Australia on 29th September 2017,​ surrounded by family. The remains of Major General Duleep,​ Justin De Silva Wickremanayake will lie at the New Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ on the 11th of October,​ 2017 from 8.00 a.m. onwards. The last rites of late Major General D.J. de S. Wickremanayake will take place according to Buddhist practices at 12.00 noon followed by Cremation at the General Cemetery Borella at 2.00 p.m. with full Military Honours.125909

MRS. PUSHPAVATHY SABANAYAGAM. Beloved wife of late V. Sabanayagam (Former Deputy Director General of Education),​ loving mother of Kamalini and Dr. Sasitharan,​ mother-in-law of Yogendra and Vasantharani,​ grandmother of Sumithiran,​ Koshala,​ Saaranga and Thenuka,​ sister of late Maheswary Nadarajah,​ late Balasubramanium and late Sivagnanam,​ expired on 08.10.2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on 10.10.2017 and funeral rites commence at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 11.10.2017 and cortege leaves the Parlour at 12.00 noon for cremation.125891

GUNAWARDENE – VIVIAN (VIVI). Beloved son of late Shelton and Ranee,​ loving brother of late Dilip and of Ingrid and Ravi,​ brother-in-law of Ajitha Goonesinha and Lara,​ loving uncle of Ashan,​ Tehani,​ Veruni,​ Nigel,​ Alishya and Adrian,​ expired. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia on Wednesday 11th October,​ at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at the Mt. Lavinia Cemetery at 4.30 pm.125926.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

PONNAMPALAM – Mr. SARAVANAMUTHU (Ponna) – Born : 02nd January 1940 – Departed : 05th October 2017. Mr. Saravanamuthu Ponnampalam passed away on 5th October 2017 in Canberra Australia. He worked as Senior Engineer in the Department of Machinery and Equipment (DME) Sri Lanka,​ World Bank project in Nigeria and Patent Office (IP Australia) in Canberra. He was born in Hatton Sri Lanka and was living in Canberra Australia from January 1994. He was the beloved son of the late Saravanamuthu & late Sellamma (Eluthumadduval),​ son-in-law of late Kanagasabai & late Sivapakiyam (Kadduvan),​ dearly beloved husband of Kanahambikai,​ loving father of Brindha,​ Nilanthi & Dhilanee,​ father-in-law of Krishnakumar,​ Satishkumar & Yogasundaram,​ much loved grandfather of Sahana,​ Leela & Vasanth,​ dearly loved brother of Thavamany Canagasabai,​ late Navamany Vallipuram & Manonmany Velauthapillai,​ brother-in-law of Ganeshamoorthy,​ Ganesharajah,​ Ganeshanantham,​ Ganeshanathan & Ganeshwaran. Last rites performed at his residence,​ 33,​ Neales Place,​ Kaleen ACT 2617 on Tuesday 10th October 2017 from 1.00 p.m. and thereafter cremation at 3:00 – 5.00 p.m. at Norwood Park Crematorium,​ 65,​ Sandford Street,​ Mitchell ACT 2911. Contact Email : b​r​i​n​d​h​a​_​k​3​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​125567

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

PONNAMPALAM – Mr. SARAVANAMUTHU (Ponna) – Born : 02nd January 1940 – Departed : 05th October 2017. Mr. Saravanamuthu Ponnampalam passed away on 5th October 2017 in Canberra Australia. He worked as Senior Engineer in the Department of Machinery and Equipment (DME) Sri Lanka,​ World Bank project in Nigeria and Patent Office (IP Australia) in Canberra. He was born in Hatton Sri Lanka and was living in Canberra Australia from January 1994. He was the beloved son of the late Saravanamuthu & late Sellamma (Eluthumadduval),​ son-in-law of late Kanagasabai & late Sivapakiyam (Kadduvan),​ dearly beloved husband of Kanahambikai,​ loving father of Brindha,​ Nilanthi & Dhilanee,​ father-in-law of Krishnakumar,​ Satishkumar & Yogasundaram,​ much loved grandfather of Sahana,​ Leela & Vasanth,​ dearly loved brother of Thavamany Canagasabai,​ late Navamany Vallipuram & Manonmany Velauthapillai,​ brother-in-law of Ganeshamoorthy,​ Ganesharajah,​ Ganeshanantham,​ Ganeshanathan & Ganeshwaran. Last rites performed at his residence,​ 33,​ Neales Place,​ Kaleen ACT 2617 on Tuesday 10th October 2017 from 1.00 p.m. and thereafter cremation at 3:00 – 5.00 p.m. at Norwood Park Crematorium,​ 65,​ Sandford Street,​ Mitchell ACT 2911. Contact Email : b​r​i​n​d​h​a​_​k​3​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​125567

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017

CORERA – CLARENCE – passed away in USA. Dearly beloved husband of Darlene (nee Ferdinands),​​ loving father of Shawn,​​ father-in-law of Suzan and loving grandpa of baby Sheynan,​​ son of the late Anton Corera and Philomena Corera,​​ much loved brother of Clement (Australia) and Marina (Sri Lanka),​​ brother-in-law of Petroni Corera,​​ Angelo Jesudason,​​ Drene & Rohan de Silva (UK),​​ beloved uncle of Stefan Corera,​​ Shane & Shenaya Jesudason,​​ and Johann de Silva. A thanksgiving Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul on Tuesday,​​ 10th October 2017 at 7.15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church,​​ Dehiwala.125326

HASSAN – JIFFRY. – Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon. “to Allah we belong and to him we return”. In ever-loving memory of Marhoom AL Haj Hassan Jiffry. Beloved husband of late Hajiani Mumtaz Jamala Jiffry. Son of late S.H.M. Nakeem and late Yoosuf Alim Noor Mahliya,​ son-in-law of late Al Haj A.H.M. Junaid and late Hajiani Noor Nazila Junaid,​ everloving father of Hajiani Sehama,​ Sherooza,​ Sharmila,​ Shehara,​ Hajjiani Sabeera,​ Al Haj Sabry and Al Haj Hussain,​ father-in-law of Al Haj Husnul,​ Sabry,​ Reza,​ Muinuddin,​ Al Haj Ifthikqar,​ Ziyani and Mumtaj,​ much loved grandfather of Al Haj Isran,​ Hajiani Kameera,​ Sabeeh,​ Sajjed,​ Sader,​ Shazra,​ Shafraz,​ Ruzna,​ Haziq,​ Siddika,​ Yusra,​ Yusuf,​ Shakoora,​ Israa,​ Sakeenah,​ Hassan,​ late Zikra,​ Humairah,​ Haziqa,​ Hamiz and spouses of the married grandchildren Ifraz,​ Zainab,​ Rifadh,​ Arshad and Shahreen,​ darling great grandfather of Qadira,​ Rashidah,​ Malik,​ Saeed,​ Zaeem,​ Raaed,​ Inaara and Shaheem,​ brother of Al Haj Abdul Mawahib,​ late Hajiani Safiya,​ late Ojeeda,​ Ismail,​ Samsudeen,​ and late Al Haj Mihlar,​ brother-in-law of late Ayne,​ late Al Haj Mohideen,​ Hajiani Badurunissa (Badry),​ late Hajiani Nazneen,​ Hajiani Nilufer,​ Hajiani Hareeza,​ late Salih,​ late Hameed,​ late Waffa,​ late Idroos Anis,​ late Mansoordeen,​ Macky,​ late Roozy,​ Zareena and Ruzeena. Left Darul Fana peacefully on 24th September 2017 (Hijri 1439 Muharram 3). Janaza took place at Dehiwela Muslim Burial Ground from No. 31/​1,​ Sagara Road,​ Bambalapitiya,​ Colombo 4.125110

JOSEPH – ROBERT – Beloved husband of Monica (Nee Godridge). Loving father of Mystica and Trevin,​ father-in-law of Romesh Anandappa called to Rest. Cortege leaves residence 415/​6,​ Bloemendhal Rd,​ Kotahena at 4 p.m. on Sunday 8th October for Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery,​ Colombo 15. No flowers by request.125635

PONNAMPALAM – Mr. SARAVANAMUTHU (Ponna) – Born : 02nd January 1940 – Departed : 05th October 2017. Mr. Saravanamuthu Ponnampalam passed away on 5th October 2017 in Canberra Australia. He worked as Senior Engineer in the Department of Machinery and Equipment (DME) Sri Lanka,​ World Bank project in Nigeria and Patent Office (IP Australia) in Canberra. He was born in Hatton Sri Lanka and was living in Canberra Australia from January 1994. He was the beloved son of the late Saravanamuthu & late Sellamma (Eluthumadduval),​ son-in-law of late Kanagasabai & late Sivapakiyam (Kadduvan),​ dearly beloved husband of Kanahambikai,​ loving father of Brindha,​ Nilanthi & Dhilanee,​ father-in-law of Krishnakumar,​ Satishkumar & Yogasundaram,​ much loved grandfather of Sahana,​ Leela & Vasanth,​ dearly loved brother of Thavamany Canagasabai,​ late Navamany Vallipuram & Manonmany Velauthapillai,​ brother-in-law of Ganeshamoorthy,​ Ganesharajah,​ Ganeshanantham,​ Ganeshanathan & Ganeshwaran. Last rites performed at his residence,​ 33,​ Neales Place,​ Kaleen ACT 2617 on Tuesday 10th October 2017 from 1.00 p.m. and thereafter cremation at 3:00 – 5.00 p.m. at Norwood Park Crematorium,​ 65,​ Sandford Street,​ Mitchell ACT 2911. Contact Email : b​r​i​n​d​h​a​_​k​3​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​125565

RAJAPAKSE NIMAL – Former Refinery Manager,​​ Ceylon Petroleum Corp.,​​ Sapugaskanda. Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of Geetha,​​ loving father of Shanaka (UK),​​ Dr Shalini (Teaching Hospital – Batticaloa),​​ Shevanthe (Mas Holdings),​​ Sheshan (Australia),​​ father-in-law of Debby (DFCC),​​ loving son of late Eugene and Patronilla Rajapakse,​​ son-in-law of late Dr Pantaleon (Oncologist) and Gertrude Nanayakkara,​​ brother of late George,​​ late Mazenod,​​ Cristobel,​​ brother-in-law of Nobel,​​ Shirani,​​ Ranjith,​​ Gihan and Arosha,​​ Priya,​​ Shehara and Shayne,​​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 9th October (Monday) at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Sea Street Cemetery,​​ Negombo. 146,​​ Chilaw Road,​​ Negombo.125479

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

REV. BR. RAPHAEL RODRIGO FSC,​ De La Salle Brother,​ former Primary Principal of St. Sebastian’s College – Moratuwa,​ De Mazenod College – Kandana and St. Benedict’s College – Kotahena passed away peacefully on 5th October. His remains will be at St. Joseph’s Chapel,​ 130,​ De La Salle Street,​ Colombo 15 on 6th October from 8.30 a.m. and will be removed for burial to Madampitiya Cemetery on Saturday 7th October,​ after Holy Mass at 3.00 p.m.124498

CORERA – CLARENCE – passed away in USA. Dearly beloved husband of Darlene (nee Ferdinands),​ loving father of Shawn,​ father-in-law of Suzan and loving grandpa of baby Sheynan,​ son of the late Anton Corera and Philomena Corera,​ much loved brother of Clement (Australia) and Marina (Sri Lanka),​ brother-in-law of Petroni Corera,​ Angelo Jesudason,​ Drene & Rohan de Silva (UK),​ beloved uncle of Stefan Corera,​ Shane & Shenaya Jesudason,​ and Johann de Silva. A thanksgiving Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul on Tuesday,​ 10th October 2017 at 7.15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church,​ Dehiwala.125328

DE SILVA – M.C. SWINITHA (Retired Teacher Princess of Wales College),​ daughter of late Achilles & Plassey,​ sister of Gerald (Rtd. Asst. Superintendent,​ Survey Department),​ Lakshmi (formerly at People’s Bank),​ Tilak (former Vice Principal,​ St Sebastian’s College),​ late Nimal (Retired Superintendent Engineer – Southern Division – (S.L.B.C.),​ Benigna (Rtd Teacher – H.F.C. Bambalapitiya),​ Chandrani (formerly at Institute of Chemistry),​ sister-in-law of Chandrani,​ Helen and Kanthi,​ expired. Cortege leaves 92/​1,​ Puranappu Raja Mawatha,​ Moratuwa,​ on Saturday 7th October 2017 at 2.00 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastian’s Church burial ground,​ Moratuwa.125183

RAJAPAKSE NIMAL – Former Refinery Manager,​ Ceylon Petroleum Corp.,​ Sapugaskanda. Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of Geetha,​ loving father of Shanaka (UK),​ Dr Shalini (Teaching Hospital – Batticaloa),​ Shevanthe (Mas Holdings),​ Sheshan (Australia),​ father-in-law of Debby (DFCC),​ loving son of late Eugene and Patronilla Rajapakse,​ son-in-law of late Dr Pantaleon (Oncologist) and Gertrude Nanayakara,​ brother of late George,​ late Mazenod,​ Cristobel,​ brother-in-law of Nobel,​ Shirani,​ Ranjith,​ Gihan and Arosha,​ Priya,​ Shehara and Shayne,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 9th October (Monday) at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Sea Street Cemetery,​ Negombo. 146,​ Chilaw Road,​ Negombo.125473

RANASINGHE – D.D. (JP All Island). Retired S.L.A.S. Officer,​ Deputy Commissioner of Labour Department,​ Vice President of Y.M.B.A.,​ Nawala,​ beloved husband of Somalatha Welikanne,​ beloved father of Dhammika,​ Jayal,​ Anoma,​ Kapila,​ Wipula,​ Ravindra,​ father-in-law of Sriyani,​ Noorani,​ Anura and Jayani,​ grandfather of Janidu,​ Kamith,​ Santusha,​ Ruchith,​ Nishara and Dinuja,​ expired. Remains lie at residence,​ 3,​ School Lane,​ Nawala,​ Rajagiriya. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on 07.10.2017. Cremation at Nawala Cemetery.124284

SAMUEL (SAM) BARNES KEIL,​ Passed away peacefully in Colombo,​ Sri Lanka on 28th September 2017,​ son of Barnes (dec.) and Mary (Mona) (dec.),​ father of Dave,​ Glenn & Graham,​ father-in-law of Tina and Tina Hudson,​ grandfather of Warren,​ Andrea & Jasmin,​ brother of Monica,​ Lynette,​ Portia (dec.),​ Daphne & Stanmore,​ brother-in-law of Derrick,​ Lucian (dec.) & Somasiri,​ uncle of Ray,​ Sandra,​ Rohan,​ Howard,​ Cal,​ Lawrie (dec.),​ Rowena,​ Kevin,​ Nigel,​ Tyronne,​ Dennis,​ Darrell & Russell. Partner of Jacinta don Paul. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Saturday 07th October. Cortege leaves on the same day at 1.00 p.m. for Cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella at 1.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).125592

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017.

REV. BR. RAPHAEL RODRIGO FSC,​ De La Salle Brother,​ former Primary Principal of St. Sebastian’s College – Moratuwa,​ De Mazenod College – Kandana and St. Benedict’s College – Kotahena passed away peacefully on 5th October. His remains will be at St. Joseph’s Chapel,​ 130,​ De La Salle Street,​ Colombo 15 on 6th October from 8.30 a.m. and will be removed for burial to Madampitiya Cemetery on Saturday 7th October,​ after Holy Mass at 3.00 p.m.124497

DAYANANDA BATHIEGAMA (Retired Accountant Dockyard). Beloved husband of Deepani Anandatilaka (Sir John Kotalawela Defence University),​ loving father of Dulitha,​ Dinithi,​ Thilina,​ expired. Funeral will be on Saturday 7th at 3 p.m. at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura.124387

RANASINGHE – D.D. (JP All Island). Retired S.L.A.S. Officer,​ Deputy Commissioner of Labour Department,​ Vice President of Y.M.B.A.,​ Nawala,​ beloved husband of Somalatha Welikanne,​ beloved father of Dhammika,​ Jayal,​ Anoma,​ Kapila,​ Wipula,​ Ravindra,​ father-in-law of Sriyani,​ Noorani,​ Anura and Jayani,​ grandfather of Janidu,​ Kamith,​ Santusha,​ Ruchith,​ Nishara and Dinuja,​ expired. Remains lie at residence,​ 3,​ School Lane,​ Nawala,​ Rajagiriya. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on 07.10.2017. Cremation at Nawala Cemetery.124284

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017.

DE MEL – DAYANANDA (Panadura). Retired Chief Laboratory Technologist – Lady Ridgeway Hospital,​ Colombo. Beloved husband of Sumana (Retired teacher),​ loving father of Dharini (Kusinara International School),​ Madri (Canada),​ Manu,​ Uditha (Australia),​ loving father-in-law of Bimal,​ Kevin,​ Sujewa. Funeral on 5th October Thursday. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. from 504/​15,​ Galle Road,​ Panadura to Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura.123850

DE SILVA DHARINI – Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved wife of Neil (Former GM,​ MBSL Insurance),​ amazing mother of Priyanga (Bahrain),​ Shani (Janashakthi Insurance) and Dilani (WSO 2),​ loving mother-in-law of Sashi,​ Sonali and Rae,​ most precious grandmother of Savannah,​ Rahyael,​ Shayael and Jaedon,​ sister of Nimala,​ Shanthi,​ Ananda,​ Indramali and Mohan,​ sister-in-law of Sepali,​ Lucky,​ Vajira,​ Doreen,​ Claude,​ Neville,​ Shelton,​ Yvonne and Mercy. Cortege leaves on 5th October 2017 at 4.00 p.m. for burial at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery. No. 139/​2,​ Kawdana Road,​ Dehiwela. 0112733881.124105

DIAS,​ TEKLA PEARL – nee RAMANAYAKE – Beloved wife of late Allen and loving mother of Malcolm and Jayanthi,​ Shayama and Lakshman (Australia),​ Nirmala and Ranjith,​ Dinoo and Susira,​ adored grandmother of Kishan,​ Dilhani,​ Priyanga,​ Nishanthi,​ Ramindra,​ Nilosha and Thilini,​ great grandmother of William,​ Thea,​ Sheran,​ Blake,​ Anaaya,​ Devain and Thia. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. on the 5th of October at the Borella Cemetery.124082

NANDIRATHNA – N.R.B. SAMSON (Retired District Traffic Inspector of Sri Lanka Railways),​ beloved husband of late Mrs Manel Wijerupa,​ loving father of Nayana,​ Mahinda,​ Niroshan,​ Nilmini,​ Samantha,​ Sepali,​ Dammi,​ Chandana,​ Anoma,​ Dimuthu and Tharanga. Cortege leaves residence 111,​ Magilpokuna,​ Ragama at 5 p.m. on Thursday 5th for Cremation at Welisara Crematorium.124089

SOMAPALA – G.D. Sri Lanka Ports Authority retired Staff Officers Association regrets to announce the demise of Mr. G.D. Somapala retired Operation Manager (J.C.T.). Cortege leaves residence No. 30/​21,​ De Silva Road,​ Cross Road,​ Kalubowila,​ Dehiwala at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 05th October 2017 for cremation at Kohuwala General Cemetery at 2.00 p.m. Members are requested to attend the funeral.123593

WANIGASEKERA DHARMA AGNES – Beloved wife of late Simon Wanigasekera,​ loving mother of late Kumara,​ Pani,​ Mala and Priyanka,​ mother-in-law of Nelun,​ Chandani,​ Saman and Anomi,​ grandmother of Pujya,​ Rangi,​ Sanjaya,​ Rukshani and Naveen. Cortege leaves residence 54/​9,​ Rubberwatta Road,​ off Pepiliyana Road,​ Dehiwala on Thursday 5th October for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. Nedimala Cemetery,​ Anderson Road,​ Dehiwala.123878

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017.

ALUTHNUWARA – MR MAHINDA NELSON (Retired Local Government /​ Public Administration and Official Language Commission),​ beloved husband of late Rathna Kosgamage,​ loving father of Samantha and Nadeeka,​ father-in-law of Lasantha and Thusith,​ expired at the age of 77. Cremation at Borella Crematorium on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 5.00 p.m. Remains lie at No. C20,​ Matha Road,​ Manning Town,​ Colombo 08.123417

DE SILVA – J.B. ROSHAN (Negombo) – Beloved husband of Champika De Silva,​ loving son of late Vinston De Silva and late Mary Dulcie De Silva,​ loving father of Ranjula,​ Rajika,​ Rachith,​ Ravin and Rashini (Student Ave Maria Convent),​ loving father-in-law of Asha,​ loving brother of late Chrysantha,​ late Melvin (Raja),​ Chandrani Tissera,​ Dilkush and Malathi Gomes,​ loving brother-in-law of late Nimal Tissera,​ Nandani,​ Priyanka and Kushan Gomes. Funeral on 04th Wednesday (04.10.2017). Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. from No. 558/​09,​ Daluwakotuwa,​ Kochchikade to Bolawalana Cemetery.122787

DE SILVA – LAKSHMAN – Dearly beloved husband of Chitra (nee Wijeratne – Past Teacher of Anula Vidyalaya),​ loving father of Damith and Silvereen,​ Mahendra and Dharshani (Canada),​ Nilangi (Fairfirst Insurance),​ loving grandfather of Devinda and Owen (Canada),​ expired. Remains lie at 88A,​ Jambugasmulla Road,​ Nugegoda. Cremation on Thursday,​ 5th October at Kohuwala Nisala Arana Cremetorium. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m.123144

GANESARATNAM – DR. MAILOO (Retired Surgeon NHSL – Colombo). Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs Visuwanathar Mailoo of Ariyalai Jaffna,​ son-in-law of late Rajah & Lalitha Brodie,​ dearly beloved husband of Nirmala,​ loving father of Nisha,​ Ramana,​ Pavithra and Dr Ranga,​ father-in-law of Srihari Shanmugarajah,​ Lois,​ Prakash Swaminathan and Liga. Much loved grandfather of Tarun,​ Nithya,​ Shruthi,​ Athena,​ Lincoln,​ Ethan,​ Samantha Faith,​ Aryana,​ Martin & Melaniya,​ loving brother of late Jayaratnam,​ late Dr Visvaratnam,​ late Dr Gunaratnam,​ Prof. Selvaratnam,​ Jeyaranee Rajadeva,​ late Yogaranee Ranganathan,​ Pushparanee Mohnadas,​ Dr Selvaranee Praisoody,​ Punitharanee Sivakumar. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour on Wednesday 4th October from 9 a.m. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella (Hindu Section).122973

RAMENADEN ENID CHRISTOBEL L. – Beloved wife of late Richard Ramenaden,​ mother of Delrine,​ Deliah Roger (USA),​ late Shirani,​ Charmaine,​ late Jackie and Damien (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Siva,​ late Michael,​ Aloma (USA),​ late Leslie,​ Gerard,​ Desmond and Cheryl (Australia),​ loving sister-in-law of late Rev Brother Lewis,​ Camilus Ramenaden and grandchildren. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s on Wednesday 04th October 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Borella Kanatte (R.C. Section). No. 104/​15,​ St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Station Road,​,​ Kandana. Tel.# 0112231954.122626

RODRIGO PRIYANTHA (Commercial Bank,​ Peliyagoda). Beloved husband of Darshika,​ father of Priyasha & Prashan,​ son of the late Mr & Mrs Freddy & Celine Rodrigo,​ brother of Rev. Fr. Presanna Rodrigo OMI,​ Shiranthi,​ Chrishanthi,​ Lakmali,​ brother-in-law of Meril,​ Janaka (Sri Lanka Army),​ Sudath (Sampath Bank),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 33,​ St. Sebastian’s Road,​ Negombo at 3.30 p.m. on 4th Wednesday for Burial at the General Cemetery Negombo.123116

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017.

DE SILVA – J.B. ROSHAN (Negombo) – Beloved husband of Champika De Silva,​ loving son of late Vinston De Silva and late Mary Dulcie De Silva,​ loving father of Ranjula,​ Rajika,​ Rachith,​ Ravin and Rashini (Student Ave Maria Convent),​ loving father-in-law of Asha,​ loving brother of late Chrysantha,​ late Melvin (Raja),​ Chandrani Tissera,​ Dilkush and Malathi Gomes,​ loving brother-in-law of late Nimal Tissera,​ Nandani,​ Priyanka and Kushan Gomes. Funeral on 04th Wednesday (04.10.2017). Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. from No. 558/​09,​ Daluwakotuwa,​ Kochchikade to Bolawalana Cemetery.122787

GANESARATNAM – DR. MAILOO (Retired Surgeon NHSL – Colombo). Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs Visuwanathar Mailoo of Ariyalai Jaffna,​ son-in-law of late Rajah & Lalitha Brodie,​ dearly beloved husband of Nirmala,​ loving father of Nisha,​ Ramana,​ Pavithra and Dr Ranga,​ father-in-law of Srihari Shanmugarajah,​ Lois,​ Prakash Swaminathan and Liga. Much loved grandfather of Tarun,​ Nithya,​ Shruthi,​ Athena,​ Lincoln,​ Ethan,​ Samantha Faith,​ Aryana,​ Martin & Melaniya,​ loving brother of late Jayaratnam,​ late Dr Visvaratnam,​ late Dr Gunaratnam,​ Prof. Selvaratnam,​ Jeyaranee Rajadeva,​ late Yogaranee Ranganathan,​ Pushparanee Mohnadas,​ Dr Selvaranee Praisoody,​ Punitharanee Sivakumar. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour on Wednesday 4th October from 9 a.m. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella (Hindu Section).122973

PIETERSZ – QUINTUS AMBROSE (Retired Bartleet & Co/​World Vision Lanka),​ beloved husband of late Carmen (nee Morris),​ loving father of Adrian (Metropolitan Communications),​ Jacqueline (Sri Lankan Catering),​ Dawn,​ Terrance (Asian Trademade),​ Diedrine & Dion,​ father-in-law of Rochelle,​ Darrel Joseph,​ Chrishanthi (Saloon Krish),​ Fabian Arendtsz (Doha) & Chrishan Fernando (GIZ),​ son of late Frank and Dorris Pietersz,​ brother of Audrey Harridge (Australia),​ grandfather of Jannen,​ Alan (Dialog) Darren,​ Braden,​ Preston,​ Triston,​ Jayden,​ Criston and Kaylon,​ grandfather-in-law of Kevin Forsythe (Kingsbury Hotel),​ great-grandfather of Kian And Peyton,​ brother-in-law of Edger Harridge (Australia),​ the late Melvyn & of Rani,​ late Bernard & of Gwendolyn,​ Vernon,​ Rebecca,​ late Dodwell & of Damayanthi,​ late Errol & of Yvonne,​ late George & of Lorna,​ Loraine,​ Ralph,​ Melroy,​ Shiroma,​ Sandra & Radley (Australia),​ Regina & John. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour,​ at 4.30 p.m. on 3rd October 2017 for burial at General Cemetery Borella Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).122625

RAMENADEN ENID CHRISTOBEL L. – Beloved wife of late Richard Ramenaden,​ mother of Delrine,​ Deliah Roger (USA),​ late Shirani,​ Charmaine,​ late Jackie and Damien (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Siva,​ late Michael,​ Aloma (USA),​ late Leslie,​ Gerard,​ Desmond and Cheryl (Australia),​ loving sister-in-law of late Rev Brother Lewis,​ Camilus Ramenaden and grandchildren. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s on Wednesday 04th October 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Borella Kanatte (R.C. Section). No. 104/​15,​ St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Station Road,​,​ Kandana. Tel.# 0112231954.122626

PETER MARK ANTHONY FERNANDO – Beloved son of late Mr Vincent Fernando and late Mrs Alice Salgado and brother of late Rev. Sister Rita,​ late Helen,​ late Ethel,​ late Flora,​ late Nita,​ late Rev. Fr. Godfrey Fernando and Stella (Retired Teacher,​ Maris Stella College,​ Negombo). Funeral on 04th Wednesday of October 2017. Cortege leaves residence at 1.30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Home,​ Amandoluwa,​ Seeduwa to Katunayake R.C. Cemetery (3.30 p.m.)122999

SINNATHAMBY – RANJITH BEATRAM – Rtd. Custom Officer. Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved husband of late Pamela Helen,​ son of late Ex-Custom Officer Shelton Sinnathamby and Rose Sinnathamby,​ loving son-in-law of late Mr/​s Benadict,​ loving father of Krishan and Roshan,​ loving father-in-law of Radhika,​ brother of Sidney James,​ Rachal,​ Sam,​ Lucky,​ Devika,​ Christopher and Emmanuel,​ brother-in-law of Asoka,​ Pamela and Ajith,​ Rajes,​ Manjula,​ late Payas,​ Milton and Patrick. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 4th October from No. 65/​206,​ 6th Lane,​ Crow Island,​ Mattakkuliya,​ for Service at St.Mary’s Church,​ Mattakkuliya and thereafter Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.123001

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017.

DR. PATHIRANA – C.K. (Consultant Surgeon,​ National Hospital,​ Sri Lanka). Beloved husband of Saroji,​ loving father of Savini (Medical Student) and Visini (Musaeus College),​ passed away. Remains at 84/​8,​ Crystal Avenue,​ Bandaranayakapura Road,​ Kalapaluwawa,​ Rajagiriya. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. on 2nd October 2017 at General Cemetery,​ Borella. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m.122595

GOMEZ – GERRY. Beloved husband of Deepa (nee Mirchandani),​ loving father of Reshmi,​ loving brother of Shireen and Jayantha,​ Gaspar and Kamala,​ the late Cletus and of Christine,​ Marcelline and Harold,​ late Carmel,​ Placi and Sally,​ late Emille and of Kamini,​ Jeanne,​ Mario and Shayamala,​ beloved uncle of Prashan,​ Shehana,​ Dilshan,​ Niki,​ Marissa,​ Praveen,​ Delan,​ Tanya,​ Suren,​ Shanalie,​ Karishma,​ Yeshwan and Raaya,​son of late Michael and Pushpan Gomez. Cortege leaves residence 18/​136,​ Dabare Mawatha (Centre Road),​ Colombo 05 at 3.15 p.m. on Monday 2nd October for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte.122599

PUSHPANATHAN – PONNAIH (formerly of Ceylon Paint Industries and Environmental Laboratories),​ beloved husband of late Kusuma (Beeya,​ nee Gunasinghe),​ son of late Mr & Mrs. Ponniah,​ son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs. Gunasinghe,​ brother of Dr. Janaganathan,​ Paskaranathan,​ Yuganathan and Sivaloganathan,​ brother-in-law of Soundranayaki,​ Umathevi,​ Indrakumari,​ Rajini,​ late Prema,​ late Wije,​ late Pathma,​ late Sugga,​ late Channe,​ Ramya and Nimal,​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayarathne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd October for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Hindu Section)122597

PUSHPARAJAH – GODFREY (Retired teacher and Ex. Umpire Sri Lanka Cricket Board). Beloved husband of Jean,​ loving father of Nalini (HNB – Pettah),​ father-in-law of Rukshan Rajendran (HSBC – HDPL),​ loving grandfather of Yohan and Chevan,​ son of late Mr. & Mrs Benjamin James,​ son-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs E.I. De Silva,​ beloved brother of late Anthony,​ late Varathan and of Arul. Cortege leaves residence No. 04,​ Duwana Road,​ Kochchikade at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd October 2017 for burial at Pallansena Cemetery.122596

RAGUNATHAN – T. Dearly beloved husband of Nirmala and dearest father of Yogini,​ Cherished Owner of Julius,​ loving son of the late Mr & Mrs S. Thambimuttu of Uduppiddy,​ Jaffna,​ loving son-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs V. Manicavasagar,​ founder & Managing Director of Raniyo (Pvt) Ltd.,​ passed away peacefully on Sunday,​ 1st October 2017. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 8.00 a.m. on Monday 2nd October 2017 and cremation will be held at 11.30 a.m. at Kanatha Crematorium. No flowers please.122601

RAMENADEN – ENID CHRISTOBEL L. Beloved wife of late Richard Ramenaden,​ mother of Delrine,​ Deliah,​ Roger (USA),​ late Shirani,​ Charmaine,​ late Jackie and Damien (Australia),​ mother-in-law Siva,​ late Michael,​ Aloma (USA),​ late Leslie,​ Gerard,​ Desmond and Cheryl (Australia),​ loving sister-in-law of late Rev. brother Lewis,​ Camilus Ramenaden and grand children. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond on Wednesday 04th October 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Borella Kanatte (R.C. Section) No. 104/​15,​ St. Anthony’s Mawatha,​ Station Road,​ Kandana. Tel: 011 2231954.122598

DHARMAKIRTI – SHARMINI. At Rest with Jesus”. Beloved daughter of late Mr. Winston and Phyllis Dharmakirti,​ grand daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Weerasekera,​ beloved niece of Meville S. Weerasekera and Raja Weerasinghe. Cortege leaves residence No. 2A,​ Samudra Devi Road,​ Nugegoda at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 02nd October 2017 after service at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St. Mary’s and St. John’s Church,​ Nugegoda.122602

PIETERSZ – QUINTUS AMBROSE (Retired Bartleet & Co/​World Vision Lanka). Beloved husband of late Carmen (nee Morris),​ loving father of Adrian (Metropolitan Communications),​ Jacqueline (Sri Lankan Catering),​ Dawn,​ Terrance (Asian Trademade),​ Diedrine & Dion,​ father-in-law of Rochelle,​ Darrel Joseph,​ Chrishanthi (Saloon Krish),​ Fabian Arendtsz (Doha) & Chrishan Fernando (GIZ),​ son of late Frank and Dorris Pietersz,​ brother of Audrey Harridge (Australia),​ grand father of Jannen,​ Alan (Dialog),​ Darren,​ Braden,​ Preston,​ Triston,​ Jayden,​ Criston and Kaylon,​ grandfather-in-law of Kevin Forsythe (Kingsbury Hotel),​ great grandfather of Kian and Peyton,​ brother-in-law of Edger Harridge (Australia),​ the late Melvyn & of Rani,​ late Bernard & of Gwendolyn,​ Vernon,​ Rebecca,​ late Dodwell & of Damayanthi,​ late Errol & of Yvonne,​ late George & of Lorna,​ Loraine,​ Ralph,​ Melroy,​ Shiroma,​ Sandra & Radley (Australia),​ Regina & John. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on 3rd October 2017 for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).122603.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

BOSCO – MARIE (nee SAVERYMUTHAPULLE) – Beloved wife of John (ex BCC/​Delmege),​ loving mother and mother-in-law of Chrysanthus (Gen.Secretary of the CCASL) and the late Subashi,​ and of Angelo (Seylan Bank) and Judy,​ Frederick (Avery Dennison) and Lakdili (Sumithra Garments),​ darling grandmother of Selina,​ Adel,​ Jayson & Neythan,​ daughter & daughter-in-law of the late Victor & Clara Saverymuthapulle and the late Sandanam & Lucy Peter,​ sister & sister-in-law of Marjorie and the late Bonnie Anandappa,​ and of Felicia and the late Patrick Daniel,​ the late Augusta and the late Xavier Peter,​ the late Maureen and of Ken Perumal,​ Joe & Loretta,​ Vivian & Lorraine,​ Paul,​ Lawrence,​ Philomena,​ Clement,​ Victor & Florence. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Wattala at 3 pm on Sunday,​ 1st October 2017 to St Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda. Burial at Nayakakanda Cemetery.122556

JAYANATHAN – NADARAJAH – Retired Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Regional Development and Hindu Religious Affairs and former Government Agent in Sri Lanka,​ peacefully passed away in Toronto,​ Canada on September 29th 2017. He is the son of late Nadarajah and late Visalatchi,​ beloved husband of Sakunthala,​ son-in-law of late Sanmugam and late Nagamma,​ loving father of Thulasi (Canada) and Muhunthan (USA),​ grandfather of Saranya,​ Amaresh,​ Maya and Shoba,​ father-in-law of Dr. S. Kulendran (Canada) and Amutha (USA),​ affectionate brother of late Wijeyanathan (Attorney-at-Law) and late Pushparani (Retired Teacher St. Lawrence Convent) and brother-in-law of late Luxmy and Kularatnam (Sri Lanka),​ late Jegathambikai Shanmuganathan (Retired Teacher Kokuvil Hindu College),​ Dr. Jegaranjitham Maheswaran (USA) and Dr. Jegarajah (UK). Funeral arrangements: Visitation: Sunday October 1st,​ 2017 5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Ogden Funeral Home Chapel,​ 4164 Sheppard Avenue East,​ Scarborough,​ Ontario M1S 1T3. Funeral Service: Monday October 2nd,​ 2017 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Ogden Funeral Home Chapel,​ 4164 Sheppard Avenue East,​ Scarborough,​ Ontario M1S 1T3 – Cremation : Monday October 2nd,​ 2017 11.45 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Forest Lawn Crematorium,​ 4570 Yonge Street,​ North York,​ Ontario M2N 5L6. Contacts: +1 416-609-2548 (Canada) +1 416-558-1677 (Canada),​ +1 781-760-6450 (USA)122592

MERINNAGE – MRS. MALANI – Beloved wife of Past Governor Lion Lucian Merinnage,​ loving mother of Chrishmaleen,​ Sameera,​ Tarika and Surin,​ mother-in-law of Rukmal Perera and Saroj Silva,​ sister of Tekla Perera and Patrick Perera,​ passed away on 29th of September 2017. Remains will lie at No. 283,​ Old Kandy Rd,​ Dalugama,​ Kelaniya (residence). Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Monday the 02nd October 2017 for service at St. Francis de Sales Church,​ Dalugama. Burial at the Church Cemetery.122551

 

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Chris Gayle wins Australia masseuse court case

Posted on 30 October 2017 by admin

Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Sydney: West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle Monday won a defamation case against an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories in January last year.

They claimed the all-rounder exposed himself to team masseuse Leanne Russell in a dressing room at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney and “indecently propositioned” her.

Gayle denied the allegations, saying the journalists behind the story wanted to “destroy him”.

His teammate Dwayne Smith, who was in the changing room at the time, also denied the incident took place.

A NSW Supreme Court jury ruled in Gayle’s favour, finding Fairfax was motivated by malice.

The media group had defended the articles on the basis the allegations were substantially true and in the public interest. “At the end of the day I’m very, very happy,” Gayle said after the verdict, according to the Herald, adding that coming to court had been “very emotional”.

“I’m a good man. I’m not guilty,” he said.

The publication of the stories followed an uproar after Gayle attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”

During the week-long hearing, a tearful Russell stood by the allegations, saying she had gone to the room looking for a towel and came across Gayle.

She alleged he lowered the towel he was wearing and asked: “Are you looking for this?”

Gayle’s close friend Donovan Miller told the hearing that since the allegations the West Indian had become “scared, especially (around) females and he always feels someone is out to get him”. A hearing on damages will be held at a later date. AFP

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PAKISTAN win, clinch series 3-0 against SRI LANKA

Posted on 30 October 2017 by admin

Pakistan scored 180/3 in 20 overs against Sri Lanka in the third T20I of a three-match series in Lahore on Sunday. In reply, the Lankans could score only 144/9 in 20 overs. Pakistan notched 180 for three wickets in 20 overs against Sri Lanka in the third T20I of a three-game series in Lahore on Sunday. Umar Amin (45) was the top-scorer. In reply, the Lankans could score only 144/9 in 20 overs.

Pakistan 180 for 3 (Malik 51, Amin 45) beat Sri Lanka 144 for 9 (Shanaka 54, Amir 4-13) by 36 runs.

The win saw Pakistan winning the series 3-0. The match in Lahore’s significance will last far longer – convincing major nations that it is safe to tour the country again. Sri Lanka are the first top eight team to visit Pakistan, eight years after they were the last – caught up in a deadly attack by militant gunmen outside Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The attack sent Pakistan into sporting isolation, with Sri Lanka abandoning an agreed tour in 2011 after attacks on a naval base in Karachi. But the same Gaddafi stadium will be buzzing with noise as a capacity 23,000 crowd is expected to watch the match under huge security arrangements. Get full cricket score of third Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I in Lahore here. 

 

Pakistan marked the return of Sri Lanka with a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash on Sunday, as officials hoped the match will help re-establish the country's reputation for hosting international cricket.

The third and final Twenty20 match, which Pakistan comfortably won by 36 runs at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, was Sri Lanka's first since their team bus was attacked near the same venue in March 2009.

The first two matches, which Pakistan won by seven and two wickets respectively, were played in Abu Dhabi before Sri Lanka flew to Lahore in a 24-hour fly-in, fly-out arrangement.

 

Shoaib Malik scorched his way to a 23-ball fifty, Mohammad Amir scythed through Sri Lanka's chase to claim his best T20 figures, and Pakistan gave a raucous home crowd an evening to remember, as they trounced Sri Lanka by 36 runs, and swept the series 3-0.

Although Friday's match had been tense, this was yet another limited-overs mismatch in a tour that has been full of them. On a smoggy Lahore evening, Pakistan's 180 for 3 always seemed beyond Sri Lanka's thin batting order. Dasun Shanaka's 54 off 36 balls was valiant, but even while he was at the crease, Sri Lanka were too far behind the rate – none of the other batsmen having found their range. Amir, who had taken the first wicket, also knocked out the lower middle order, taking 4 for 13. At times in the final over, he bowled with three slips in place, as Sri Lanka limped to 144 for 9.

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Melbourne Marathon Festival 2017 – SriLankan Airlines Half Marathon: Fitting prelude to the Airline’s operations to Australia

Posted on 25 October 2017 by admin

Prize distribution- Male Category: The winner Brett Robinson (centre) along with the first runner up Yuki Yagi and the second runner up Liam Adams with SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Suren Ratwatte (far left) and Manager Australia Mr. Sanjeeva Jayatileke (far right).

Colombo, October 25, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, in view of its operations to Melbourne commencing this month was the title sponsor of the Half Marathon event of the coveted Melbourne Marathon Festival, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.

The event provided plenty of excitement with Australian of Ethiopian origin Ms. Makda Haji, turning up unexpectedly on race morning to win the women’s race in a record time of 1hr 10min 39sec, while Aussie Brett Robinson was the first male across the line in 64.01.

Ms. Haji, commenting on her victory said, "I hope I can inspire other young women with refugee backgrounds to participate in marathons, demonstrating their talent and strength of spirit to the broader community.” 

The winner of the male category, the 26-year-old Robinson is a professional runner, having represented Australia in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the final of the 5000

Prize distribution- Male Category: The winner Brett Robinson (centre) along with the first runner up Yuki Yagi and the second runner up Liam Adams with SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Suren Ratwatte (far left) and Manager Australia Mr. Sanjeeva Jayatileke (far right).

metres. He has raced in Moscow, Beijing and Oman and is keen to add Colombo to his list of international running destinations.

Brett described his participation in the SriLankan Half Marathon as a brilliant day, “Running with 30 plus thousand people of all levels and different goals is amazing. You’re out there with people who want to beat you and others who just want to make it to the finish line.”

 “Melbourne is a great course because you get to take in a lot of the city as well as the magnificent view over Port Phillip Bay, finishing up at the MCG.”

Over 40,000 spectators cheered on participants as they ran past some of Melbourne’s famous landmarks including Flinders Street Station, Albert Park Lake, St Kilda Beach, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Royal Botanic Gardens before finishing with a lap of the iconic MCG.

 

 

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The iconic finishing point: Melbourne Cricket Ground

 

 

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Australian Govt. vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin

AUSTRALIA: Australia’s conservative government vowed Thursday to pursue efforts to tighten the country’s citizenship requirements after parliament refused to approve the crackdown.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proposed the tougher rules in April, adding stringent English-language tests and a quadrupling of the residency requirement for citizenship applicants from one to four years.

The move came against a background of growing populist pressure in Australia and a resurgence of the anti-immigration One Nation party led by Pauline Hanson.

But the opposition Labor Party and other critics blocked the legislation in the upper house Senate, where a deadline for adoption passed on Wednesday.

Criticism of the bill focused mainly on the requirement that new citizens would need to show university-level English proficiency — something Labor said amounted to a “White Australia” policy by discriminating against immigrants from non-English-speaking nations.

Opponents also chided Turnbull for describing the new law as putting “Australian values” at the heart of the citizenship process.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton shrugged off the setback in the Senate, where the government needs the support of minor parties to pass legislation, and vowed to reintroduce an amended bill that would slightly ease the English-language requirements.

He also offered to push back application of the new Citizenship Act until July 2018, rather than make it retroactive to the date of Turnbull’s initial announcement in April.

But the government stood firm on the four-year residency requirement, saying it was necessary to weed out criminal elements before they became citizens.

– AFP

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ADB grants $ 200 million to Sri Lanka to develop 100 MW wind park to boost renewable energy

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin


Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 08:59 pm SL Time, Courtesy: ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Manila: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $200 million with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board to develop Sri Lanka's first 100-megawatt wind park, the Asian lender said today.

The Ceylon Electricity Board will provide $56.7 million toward the total project cost of $256.7 million. The estimated completion date for the project is the end of 2021.

"The new Wind Power Generation Project will not only provide access to a clean and reliable power supply in Sri Lanka, but also create an environment for further wind power development through future public-private partnerships," said Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, an ADB Principal Energy Specialist. "Diversifying the country's power generation through clean, renewable energy sources will improve the country's energy security and environment."

Sri Lanka boosted its national electrification from 29% in 1990 to more than 99% in 2016. Yet the power sector continues to struggle to meet the growing demand for an affordable and reliable electricity supply.

With the share of thermal (coal and oil-fired) power still accounting for two-thirds of power generation in 2016, there is an urgent need to develop clean energy sources such as wind and solar energy, reduce losses in the system, and boost energy efficiency.

While the remaining third of total generated power in 2016 was from renewable sources, most of this was accounted for by large hydropower facilities. Only about 8% comes from nonconventional renewable energy sources such as mini hydro, wind, solar, and biomass. The country's goal is to increase the share of these nonconventional renewable energy sources to about 20% of the total generated power by 2020.

Besides the wind farm, to be constructed on Mannar Island in Northern Province, the project will provide the associated infrastructure, such as internal cabling and access roads, energy dispatch control center, and reactors to manage voltage levels.

More generally, the project will also establish the procedures to enable the Ceylon Electricity Board-the executing and implementing agency for the project-to act as a wind park developer that can attract the private sector in future wind power generation. These include establishing cost benchmarks and conducting competitive bidding for future wind power projects, and managing the flow of intermittent wind energy through the power system.

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Billion dollar business opportunity in power sector – Deputy Minister

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin

Courtesy: Daily News – Monday, October 16, 2017.

Ajith Perera

In the next five years, investment opportunities would be offered to the private sector for 1,000 MW of wind power electricity generation in the country, affirmed Ajith P Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, addressing the audience at the launch of Build SL Housing and Construction Expo 2018, held in Colombo, last Thursday.

He urged Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to make most of this zero corruption billion dollar business opportunity offered to them by the government.

He also asserted that no unsolicited proposes will be accepted again by the government to obtain electricity from anyone. A firm decision has also be taken to convert diesel and other electricity power plants by next year into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants and measures will be finalized to set up a 300 MW electricity plant this month, which will add 300 MW to the national grid by 2019.

Furthermore, the Ceylon Electricity Board will enter into a public-private partnership (PPP) with other parties to build two 500 MW LNG power plants in the near future, he said.

Although the best renewable energy source was water, it was not possible to commence any electricity projects using water as all water sources have been exhausted by now. The only other renewable energy sources available which could be used to generate electricity in an affordable manner were wind and solar, the minister pointed out.

Today, 128 MW of electricity generated by wind power is added to the national grid. The minister however said that since his government came into power, a firm decision had been taken that no wind or solar power plant will be commissioned on permits or accepted as unsolicited proposals. A transparent tender procedure will be followed, he assured.

In the coming few months, tenders will be called for four projects in Pooneryn for wind power generation and four opportunities will be opened in the form of a 100 MW, a 50MW, and two 10 MW projects, for which local entrepreneurs could bid.

He said the Mannar solar power complex too which will come up with aid from the Asian Development Bank will take ground with a 100 MW plant. He said renowned foreign companies have told him that the best wind power generating area in the world is situated in the offshore seas in the North of Sri Lanka.

The deputy Minister urged local investors to get ready and grab these opportunities insisting that they need not go searching for land because land too would be provided by the government.

Perera also said they targeted to obtain 100 MW within two years from rooftop solar and by now they have been able to add 74 MW to the national grid and by December 31 they will be able add 100 MW to the system which is a US$ 100 million business. Deputy Minister Perera also said they targeted to fit rooftop solar units on one million Sri Lankan houses out of the total 5 million very soon.

The deputy minister said among their plans were a 100 MW solar power plant in Siyambalanduwa, 800 MW hybrid plant in Pooneryn and a one MW into 60 projects throughout Sri Lanka. He said with all the projects the government was able to lower the purchasing rate of one solar power unit from Rs 23.10 to Rs. 17.01.

He said they they commenced tendering for 10 MW power plants and the first tender for 10 MW two weeks ago in Batticaloa had received a solar power unit price of Rs 11.79, a 50 percent reduction.

The minister said they would be shortly starting another one MW into 90 projects and urged entrepreneurs not to go behind permits as they have no value at all.

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Eating Red Meat is bad news by Dr Harold Gunatillake-health writer

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin

Eating Red Meat is bad news!

Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) test to check on risk of serious heart problems.
Written by Dr harold Gunatillake-health writer.


When you are admitted to Casualty as an emergency with chest pain, doctors, in addition to performing various investigations does a test to measure the blood levels of a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). Positive results of this test are a sure sign of a heart attack or even death. Prognosis and seriousness of the episode can be assessed by the medical team, from this test alone. 


This study was published in the European Heart Journal (Jan.10:2014).

TMAO is naturally found in fish at high levels. Humans do not produce this compound, but it is the gut microbes called firmicutes help convert the nutrient choline (from eggs) and carnitine from meat to produce this compound.


There are over ten trillions of beneficial microbiota in our gut looking after our health and welfare, breaking down of our food to feed them and us. All gut microbes love high fibre food (prebiotics) and fermented foods with certain bacterial cultures as in Kombucha, Kimchi, kefir, yogurt, miso and others. (Probiotics). Firmicute bacteria are a special kind of gram positive bacteria with thick walls found in the large gut among the other microbes.

If you eat meat and eggs regularly, the thick walled gut bacteria called firmicute produce TMAO from choline and carnitine respectively, as mentioned earlier. 
It has also been revealed that those who eat meat, dairy and eggs have elevated TMAO levels in the blood and also higher levels of firmicute bacteria in the gut.


Compound TMAO seems to be an ‘inflammatory’ molecule and increased levels in your blood cause peripheral artery disease (PAD), increased risk of blood clots and increased cardiovascular death and mortality.
It was found that when patients are seen with chest pain caused as a result of heart disease the TMAO levels in the blood seem to be very high. It was revealed that with such high TMAO levels the prognosis of the condition can be assessed. Those having very high levels are likely to die, have a heart attack or stroke or need blood vessel surgery soon.


Do not confuse this compound with troponin T levels done on patients with chest pain. The researchers also found that a patient who did not appear to have elevated levels of troponin T when they first arrived at the hospital, those with high TMAO levels had a six-fold higher risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event.
Among vegans the TMAO levels in the blood are insignificant.


Conclusions: Be aware that eating too much of red meat, dairy and eggs can increase the firmicute germ in your gut that produces excess amounts of the harmful TMAO in your blood. The level of this compound is high among those having heart attacks, stroke, and blood clots in the arteries.


This article does not discourage you from eating red-meat treats, eggs or dairy, but emphasis the awareness of the dangers and to moderate your requirements.

Dr Gunatillake-Health editor is a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Member of the Australian Association of Cosmetic Surgery. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK), Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member of the International Societies of Cosmetic surgery, Fellow of the International College of Surgery (US), Australian diplomat for the International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board member of the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic & restorative Surgery, Life Member of the College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka, Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (Cey). Government scholar to UK for higher studies and work experience

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Low-cost housing needed for war displaced families in North and the East

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin

Courtesy: Daily News – Nine years since the end of the war, many promises and false starts, Meena, a 56 year old grandmother, is still waiting for a solid roof, four proper walls and a cement floor to replace the zinc sheets of the makeshift shelter that she and her extended family had occupied since 2011. That was the year in which, the government gave her back the land, where a four room, 2,000 square foot gallant house once stood, in a village close to Killinochchi.

“My late husband’s father built that house. Our children were born there,” Meena told a visitor last week, while waiting to hear of a new, innovative, mud and cement brick house that may eventually be given by World Vision and Habitat for Humanity, two non-governmental organisations, who plan to deliver 750 homes to families like Meena´s, scattered around the Killinochchi district.

According to the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, which is tasked with re-housing families who have lost their homes during the war, more than 70,000 families are still waiting for a solid roof to shelter them, nine years after the war ended.

“The people have been waiting for a long time. Most of them lost their homes long before the war ended, but despite the government promising that houses will be built, there hasn't been much progress,” a former government official, who preferred anonymity, told Daily News.

Houses not viable

It is in this backdrop that Sunday Observer wrote last week that a request for proposal (RFP) issued by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation for 50,000 houses for war displaced families in the North and the East is causing concern to community groups and technical experts who are questioning the viability of the project.


war displaced and homeless, waiting for new homes

This request for proposal is the second avatar of a controversial plan by the government to provide these much needed housing to the war displaced. In the first attempt, made in 2015 by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hindu Religious Affairs, the government sought to build 65,000 low cost housing units. However, that plan and the tender was scuttled when community groups and technical experts raised issues about the winning bid, a flat-packed Chinese built light steel and aluminium structure, marketed under the Protea brand name of Arcelor Mittal, a steel and mining giant headquartered out of Luxembourg, a European tax-haven.

Arcelor Mittal first priced one house at approximately Rs. 2.25 million rupees, but later adjusted the pricing to approximately Rs. 1.5 million by deleting a package of furniture and electrical goods. Community groups and others were quick to point out that similar flat packed units can be sourced directly from China for less than US$3,000 or approximately Rs 450,000 at the prevailing exchange rate at that time.

A report compiled by engineers Prof. Priyan Dias, Prof. Rangika Halwatura, and Architect Varuna de Silva of the University of Katubedda was to state that “when compared to the block wall houses, the steel houses suffer from several key drawbacks including inadequate foundations, insufficient roof support, risk of steel corrosion despite the coatings provided, poor ventilation, poor or non-existent capacity for extension or repair, much shorter lifespan, unlikely to create a sense of ownership, very unlikely to foster the local economy and generate employment.”

They suggested that “the way forward is to construct block wall houses, while finding ways to overcome any disadvantages they may have, for example, finding new sources of natural resources; alternative technologies to reduce natural resource usage; arranging financing”.

Following this report and extensive lobbying by community groups and legal challenges mounted by the Tamil National Alliance, the government sought to partially cancel the tender and re-bid for 50,000 houses.

The new RFP, according to sources, is based on the recommendations made in the technical report made by the Katubedda University team, but has gone beyond the remit of low-cost housing by specifying material and accessories that will push the basic cost beyond Rs 1.9 million, twice the cost of a housing unit that community groups proposed to the government, based on community labour participation and funding by a consortium of local banks.

Re-tender brings in new issues

Prof. Rangika Halwatura, a member of the team that compiled the technical report, told Daily News last week that although the government’s decision to move from the previous tender is commendable, the current tender specifications too raise concerns.


women in Killinotchchy patiently waiting for their homes

“They have specified the construction material as well as the plan that is something that I was taken back with. When you restrict the scope and specify the material and plans, the fact of innovation will not come into the picture.”

According to Prof. Halwatura, the best option would have been to give a minimum standard ‘but not into every minute detailing’.

He further pointed out concerns over environmental pollution that can be caused by excessive Calicut tiles and brick production to cater to a larger demand and the soil excavation it requires will draw in an imbalance.

“Timber is the most sustainable material in the world for construction. However, our timber manufacturers are not in the habit of replanting. So specifying timber as a construction material while knowing there are many other innovative and cost effective alternatives is a disaster,” Prof. Halwatura said.

He further suggested that if arrangements can be made to make the specification open, then people could suggest the options and the technical evaluation team can go through all these innovative ideas and select the best. “This is about the sustainability of the project and final achievement as a country.”

The tender has attempted to mitigate some of the issues that arose from the previous tender by breaking the bid down to 100 “packages” of 500 houses each, to make it possible for a smaller scale contractor to take part in the bid. However, it then imposes bid conditions that only large-scale contractors can match – a 400 million annual construction turnover for the past five-years, totalling Rs. Two Billion per 500 house package and a Rs. three million bid bond per package. Successful bidders must also provide 100 percent financing with a term sheet to be provided by a bank or financing institute with interest on a “soft” loan basis and extended repayment periods. “Preferably, the repayment period shall be not less than fifteen (15) years including the grace period. The grace period shall be not less than two (02) years. Preference will be given to extended grace period repayment period and interest rate from a national perspective,” the RFP states.

“Only a handful of local construction firms will be able to satisfy these conditions, even for a single package of 500 houses each. If you bid for more than a single package, for example, two packages for one thousand houses, your bid condition of 400 million annual construction turnover becomes 800 million and the five-year total becomes four billion rupees. There are no more than five local contractors who can satisfy these conditions if it’s more than two packages,” an industry source told Daily News.

Maintaining Quality

Dr. (Eng.) S. S. Sivakumar, head of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna, told Daily News that while the foremost point to bear in mind is immediate need of the people, “in spite of that the urgency the quality must be maintained as well.”

“We have problems in getting material and labour in the Northern region. These were some of the main factors that led to the proposal to build pre-fabricated houses. If the finances are immediately available, the houses can be constructed within a budget of Rs. 1 million or 1.2 million. For about 500 – 550 square feet with two rooms, kitchen, and an outside bathroom. If the finances are not available, the contractor has to come with a finance package that will cause accumulation of compound interest, which in turn will increase the cost to about Rs. 1.8 – 1.9 million per house, Dr. Sivakumar said.

He echoed Prof. Halwatura stating that another aspect that should be revisited in the current RFP is the requirement of sand and clay blocks, Calicut tiles and timber frames. “Supplies for such a vast quantity of timber, Calicut roof tiles and river sand for the construction of fifty thousand houses is not that easy,” Dr. Sivakumar said.

Another requirement is that the walls should be constructed to a thickness of 9 inches when a wall with a thickness of 4 to 4.5 inches would be sufficient. These are factors that should be re considered and will affect in reducing the building cost, according to Dr. Sivakumar.

“Getting good quality Calicut tiles in such a vast quantity is an impossible task. It is therefore better to go for aluminium roofing with steel frame. Window and door frames too can be done using aluminium and not timber, which is a better option. Oxidised aluminium can be used in these weather conditions. We can also opt for UPC doors and windows.”

When the Daily News contacted the Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation V. Sivagnanasothy, he was of the opinion that the bidders will have to comply with some requirements, but mostly are broader specifications.

“Very broad specifications are given and employers and bidders are given the opportunity to bid accordingly, but within the said parameters of five hundred square foot area two bedroom houses. You cannot have flexibility in that because one cannot have three bedrooms and another two. Those generally set parameters are already in place, and other than that we have not been very rigid as such. But it has to be within a model which accommodates good socially acceptable models,” the Secretary said.

Dr. Sivakumar and Prof. Halwatura, both professionals in the engineering field are of a different opinion about the hard coding of the specifications in the RFP. Their opinions belie Sivagnanasothy´s statement that the RFP is not rigid. 

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