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Posted on 19 October 2017 by admin

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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US investor community hears strong case for Sri Lanka in New York

Posted on 19 October 2017 by admin

  • Macroeconomic stabilisation of economy broadly on track
  • Better, more facilitative capital market regulation across the board
  • CSE ready to play its part in national growth agenda
  • Foreign speakers offer a compelling endorsement of Sri Lanka

 

 

The ‘Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum’ organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in association with CSE member firms and listed companies, and supported by Asia Securities (Event Sponsor) and the Oxford Business Group (Exclusive Publication Partner), drew strong interest among the investor community in New York.

A Sri Lankan delegation which included senior representatives of the CSE, SEC, stockbroker firms and listed companies attended the forum to make a collective case for the Sri Lankan capital market as an investment destination. Remarks made by policymakers and capital market leaders on the economic outlook of the country and investment opportunities surrounding progressive reforms were well received by participants, who expressed confidence in the way forward for Sri Lanka. 

US…

One-on-one and group discussions between investors, who included representatives of the largest frontier and emerging market funds, and Sri Lankan listed companies, were well attended and featured John Keells Holdings Plc, Commercial Bank Plc, Sampath Bank Plc, Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc, Teejay Lanka Plc, Dialog Axiata Plc, People’s Leasing and Finance Plc, MTD Walkers Plc and Sunshine Holdings Plc. 

Addressing the forum as the keynote speaker, against the backdrop of the IMF reaching a staff-level agreement on the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy stated that the macroeconomic stabilisation of the economy was broadly on track and that the structural reforms implemented over the past two years were showing signs of gaining traction. 

The Governor added that the Central Bank was well advanced in putting in place a flexible inflation targeting regime and added: “The narrative is that the macroeconomics are improving. You have a tremendous location, you have a shift to a growth model which is capable of giving you more sustainable growth and the policies are being put in place to support that growth model. The growth framework is being strengthened through action in terms of the investment climate, investment promotion, trade facilitation and trade policy complemented by a pipeline of very ambitious projects. Sri Lanka has raised its ambition because it is now getting support from all corners of the world.” 

 

CSE ready to play its part in national growth agenda 

 

Commenting on the capital market’s role in contributing to the national agenda, CSE Chairman Ray Abeywardena stated that the CSE was fully geared to creating capital raising opportunities for both the public and private sector, which is set to make a vital contribution to the Government’s Vision 2025 and empowerment of private investment-based growth. He added that providing a platform for State-owned enterprise reform through the stock market, facilitating the growth of SMEs through the introduction of an SME Board and providing other equity and debt capital raising opportunities to spur growth among Sri Lankan corporate entities remained a key priority at the CSE. 

A development drive focused on all investor segments, product diversification, improvements to governance and market infrastructure and further improvements to risk management was presented by Abeywardena as key facets of the way forward for the Sri Lankan stock market. 

Presenting the opportunities in the Sri Lankan capital market, CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike pitched investment in the CSE as a sound diversification opportunity with attractive valuations and returns backed by strong market fundamentals for equities. 

The presentation offered a broad perspective on the unique opportunity offered through the Sri Lankan stock market for foreign investors to take part in a transformative economy through an exchange that on average performed better than most global indices in recent years. Further inducement offered in the form of relaxed repatriation of returns and regulations on capital gains also drew the interest of investors present at the event. 

 

Better, more facilitative capital market regulation across the board

 

Discussing the salient features of the new SEC Act, SEC Commission member Dilshani Wijayawardana stated that the new securities law is set to usher in an era of stability, transparency and efficacy to the capital market, adding: “The new securities law will be a pillar of strength in making the capital market of Sri Lanka attractive to both international and local investors.”

SEC Director General Vajira Wijegunerwardane, speaking on the reformist agenda of the capital market, expressed the SEC’s continued commitment to better, more facilitative regulation across the board. 

“The SEC Strategy 2020, which consists of a set of regulatory and developmental initiatives, maps an integrative growth plan for the capital market to create a robust regulatory framework which in turn facilitates sustainable development,” he stated. 

 

Strong endorsement for Sri Lanka’s economic direction and capital market 

 

Outlining that May 2009 was a turning point for the country and for foreign investors, Senior Portfolio Manager at TimesSquare Capital Management and investor in Sri Lankan equities for over 10 years, Caglar Somek stated that the country was now on a sustainable growth path after going through a significant transition, adding that present growth and future estimates could further improve if the Government continued its reform process beyond the IMF program and attracted additional foreign direct investors. 

“The investment case for Sri Lanka is getting stronger with the support of the IMF. Sri Lanka has domestic avenues for growth. According to third party estimates such as the Economic Intelligence Unit, over 70% of long-term sustainable growth will likely come from the consumption and investment side of the economy, which is encouraging,” he noted. 

Commenting on the key attractions of Sri Lanka as a frontier market, he asserted that Sri Lanka offers a more diversified economy compared to other oil and commodity heavy frontier markets.  

A fully functioning democracy, an improving balance of payments situation, independent institutions, the rule of law, promising social aspects, the absence of capital controls and Sri Lanka’s strategic location and external growth opportunities surrounding it were identified as key factors that could persuade foreign investors to consider Sri Lanka going forward. 

Adding to the positive sentiments expressed, NASDAQ Vice Chairman Meyer ‘Sandy’ Frucher said: “We believe in the Sri Lanka story, which is why we are represented here at this forum. I have viewed and watched Sri Lanka for a long time and I think that the record and story is getting out there.” 

The Invest SL event in New York was hosted on the back of a considerable level of foreign activity in the stock market in 2017 where foreign purchases during the first half of 2017 established a record for the highest foreign purchases recorded in the first half of a calendar year. Investors from the US have consistently been the leading contributors to foreign turnover in the Sri Lankan stock market, and have contributed to 40% of the total foreign turnover since 2013. 

The ‘Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum’ organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in association with CSE member firms and listed companies, and supported by Asia Securities (Event Sponsor) and the Oxford Business Group (Exclusive Publication Partner), drew strong interest among the investor community in New York.

A Sri Lankan delegation which included senior representatives of the CSE, SEC, stockbroker firms and listed companies attended the forum to make a collective case for the Sri Lankan capital market as an investment destination. Remarks made by policymakers and capital market leaders on the economic outlook of the country and investment opportunities surrounding progressive reforms were well received by participants, who expressed confidence in the way forward for Sri Lanka. 

One-on-one and group discussions between investors, who included representatives of the largest frontier and emerging market funds, and Sri Lankan listed companies, were well attended and featured John Keells Holdings Plc, Commercial Bank Plc, Sampath Bank Plc, Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc, Teejay Lanka Plc, Dialog Axiata Plc, People’s Leasing and Finance Plc, MTD Walkers Plc and Sunshine Holdings Plc. 

Addressing the forum as the keynote speaker, against the backdrop of the IMF reaching a staff-level agreement on the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy stated that the macroeconomic stabilisation of the economy was broadly on track and that the structural reforms implemented over the past two years were showing signs of gaining traction. 

The Governor added that the Central Bank was well advanced in putting in place a flexible inflation targeting regime and added: “The narrative is that the macroeconomics are improving. You have a tremendous location, you have a shift to a growth model which is capable of giving you more sustainable growth and the policies are being put in place to support that growth model. The growth framework is being strengthened through action in terms of the investment climate, investment promotion, trade facilitation and trade policy complemented by a pipeline of very ambitious projects. Sri Lanka has raised its ambition because it is now getting support from all corners of the world.” 

CSE ready to play its part in national growth agenda 

Commenting on the capital market’s role in contributing to the national agenda, CSE Chairman Ray Abeywardena stated that the CSE was fully geared to creating capital raising opportunities for both the public and private sector, which is set to make a vital contribution to the Government’s Vision 2025 and empowerment of private investment-based growth. He added that providing a platform for State-owned enterprise reform through the stock market, facilitating the growth of SMEs through the introduction of an SME Board and providing other equity and debt capital raising opportunities to spur growth among Sri Lankan corporate entities remained a key priority at the CSE. 

A development drive focused on all investor segments, product diversification, improvements to governance and market infrastructure and further improvements to risk management was presented by Abeywardena as key facets of the way forward for the Sri Lankan stock market. 

Presenting the opportunities in the Sri Lankan capital market, CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike pitched investment in the CSE as a sound diversification opportunity with attractive valuations and returns backed by strong market fundamentals for equities. 

The presentation offered a broad perspective on the unique opportunity offered through the Sri Lankan stock market for foreign investors to take part in a transformative economy through an exchange that on average performed better than most global indices in recent years. Further inducement offered in the form of relaxed repatriation of returns and regulations on capital gains also drew the interest of investors present at the event. 

Better, more facilitative capital market regulation across the board

Discussing the salient features of the new SEC Act, SEC Commission member Dilshani Wijayawardana stated that the new securities law is set to usher in an era of stability, transparency and efficacy to the capital market, adding: “The new securities law will be a pillar of strength in making the capital market of Sri Lanka attractive to both international and local investors.”

SEC Director General Vajira Wijegunerwardane, speaking on the reformist agenda of the capital market, expressed the SEC’s continued commitment to better, more facilitative regulation across the board. 

“The SEC Strategy 2020, which consists of a set of regulatory and developmental initiatives, maps an integrative growth plan for the capital market to create a robust regulatory framework which in turn facilitates sustainable development,” he stated. 

Strong endorsement for Sri Lanka’s economic direction and capital market 

Outlining that May 2009 was a turning point for the country and for foreign investors, Senior Portfolio Manager at TimesSquare Capital Management and investor in Sri Lankan equities for over 10 years, Caglar Somek stated that the country was now on a sustainable growth path after going through a significant transition, adding that present growth and future estimates could further improve if the Government continued its reform process beyond the IMF program and attracted additional foreign direct investors. 

“The investment case for Sri Lanka is getting stronger with the support of the IMF. Sri Lanka has domestic avenues for growth. According to third party estimates such as the Economic Intelligence Unit, over 70% of long-term sustainable growth will likely come from the consumption and investment side of the economy, which is encouraging,” he noted. 

Commenting on the key attractions of Sri Lanka as a frontier market, he asserted that Sri Lanka offers a more diversified economy compared to other oil and commodity heavy frontier markets.  

A fully functioning democracy, an improving balance of payments situation, independent institutions, the rule of law, promising social aspects, the absence of capital controls and Sri Lanka’s strategic location and external growth opportunities surrounding it were identified as key factors that could persuade foreign investors to consider Sri Lanka going forward. 

Adding to the positive sentiments expressed, NASDAQ Vice Chairman Meyer ‘Sandy’ Frucher said: “We believe in the Sri Lanka story, which is why we are represented here at this forum. I have viewed and watched Sri Lanka for a long time and I think that the record and story is getting out there.” 

The Invest SL event in New York was hosted on the back of a considerable level of foreign activity in the stock market in 2017 where foreign purchases during the first half of 2017 established a record for the highest foreign purchases recorded in the first half of a calendar year. Investors from the US have consistently been the leading contributors to foreign turnover in the Sri Lankan stock market, and have contributed to 40% of the total foreign turnover since 2013. 

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Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) honours former greats

Posted on 18 October 2017 by admin


Published by : CT WEB2017-10-11.

Sri Lanka Rugby will honour former greats and life members on Sunday 15 October at the Asia Rugby 7's Championship finals to be held at the Race Course Stadium in Colombo.

Special awards will be presented – and posthumously – to some outstanding personalities who contributed immensely to the game and country.

A host of International dignitaries will join the President and Executive Committee in honouring these outstanding gentlemen.

Japan Rugby Union Chairman Sakamoto, Super Rugby CEO Yuichi Ueno, World Rugby representative for Asia and former President Trevor Gregory, Secretary General of Asia Rugby Qais Abdulla, Vice President Asia Rugby Aga Hussain , General Manager Asia Rugby Ross Mitchell will all grace the occasion in this winner-takes-it-all final.

Life members are: Summa Navaratnam, Y.C Chang, Gamini Fernando, Hemaka Amarasooriya, Malik Samarawickrama, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Dr. Maiya Gunasekara, Anton Benedict, Brg. Japana Jayawardane (Rtd), Michael Jayasekara, Saman Jayasinghe, Rohan Gunaratne, Grp. Cap. Nalin de Silva, Chandrishan Perera, Jagath Fernando, Mohan Balasuriya, Jayaprakash Rudra, Ajith Abeyratne, Jeff Ratnam, Angelo Wickramaratne, Hisham Abdeen, Frank Hubert, S.P. de Silva, SSP Ibrahim Hamid (Rtd), Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Neil Wijeratne, Kumar Abeywardana, Jayatissa Ratwatte and Ken Murray.

Posthumously honoured names: Late Lt. General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, Late Jeffery de Jong, Late Didacus De Almeida, Late DIG Charles Wijewardana, Late Shafi Jainudeen, Late Tuan Seyed Mareen Bin Galiph.

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Pakistan wins 3rd ODI by 7 wkts and takes series 3-0 against Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 October 2017 by admin

Imam, Hasan guide historic Pakistan. A century on debut and a five-wicket haul that erased Waqar Younis from the record-books highlighted a stunning Pakistan performance.

Young opener Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, smashed a century on debut to guide his side to a seven-wicket win in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Seamer Hasan Ali became the quickest bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan as his 5-34 saw Sri Lanka bowled out for 208 in 48.2 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Imam, whose uncle Inzamam is now a Pakistan selector, became only the second batsman from his country and 13th overall to score a hundred on ODI debut before he finally fell for 100 off 125 balls. 

The 21-year-old hit two sixes and five fours as the nominal hosts wrapped up the series with two matches to spare.

 

Imam-ul-Haq salutes his ODI debut century // Getty
Imam-ul-Haq salutes his ODI debut century // Getty

Saleem Elahi was the only other Pakistani to hit a debut hundred, also against Sri Lanka at Gujranwala in 1995.

But Imam could have missed that milestone as he was reprieved on 89, having been given out caught behind by Niroshan Dickwella off Lahiru Gamage.

As he was walking back, television umpire Richard Kettleborough found the ball had touched the ground before reaching wicketkeeper Dickwella's gloves.

A relieved Imam returned to the crease and completed his hundred.

Mohammad Hafeez remained not out on 34, scoring the winning single.

Imam said his heart was in his mouth when he was given out.

 

"I thought I had missed a great chance of scoring a hundred," said Imam, who was also Pakistan's top run-scorer when they reached the 2014 Under-19 World Cup final in the United Arab Emirates.

"But Hafeez told me to wait as the ball had touched the ground, so I am lucky and proud to have scored a hundred on my debut and that too with a record."

Pakistan hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the first match by 83 runs in Dubai and a 32-run victory in the second in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The remaining games are in Sharjah on Friday and Monday.

 

With a low target to chase, Imam made a solid start alongside Fakhar Zaman in an opening stand of 78.

Zaman fell for 29, stumped by Dickwella off spinner Jeffrey Vandersay while Babar Zaman was bowled by Gamage for 30.

Sri Lanka, who suffered their ninth straight ODI defeat, were loose with the bat.

 

Hasan Ali celebrates another Sri Lanka wicket // Getty

Hasan Ali celebrates another Sri Lanka wicket // Getty

Hasan, 23, was ably assisted by leg-spinner Shadab Khan (2-37) as Sri Lanka, who won the toss and batted, lost their last nine wickets for only 106 runs.

Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga (61) and Dickwella (18) put on 59 for the first wicket, but from 102-1 in the 26th over their innings was derailed by Pakistan's bowlers.

Shadab, man-of-the-match for his 52 not out and 3-47 in the second game on Monday, had Dinesh Chandimal (19) leg-before and Tharanga caught in the deep.

Tharanga, who hit a brilliant 112 not out in the previous match, hit five boundaries during his 80-ball knock.

Hasan, who had given Pakistan the early breakthrough with Dickwella's wicket, removed Chamara Kapugedera (18), Milinda Siriwardana (two) and Vandersay (nought) to complete 50 wickets in his 24th ODI.

The previous record was held by legendary paceman Waqar Younis, who took 27 ODIs to reach the mark. Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis holds the overall record of 19 matches.

Hasan's previous best bowling figures were 5-38 against the West Indies in Guyana earlier this year.

Lahiru Thirimanne (28) and Thisara Perera (38) took Sri Lanka past the 200 mark.

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Asia’s Largest Investor Forum Comes To Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 October 2017 by admin

 

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“I have one trick when it comes to making investment decisions in startups in Sri Lanka,” began Rajan Anandan, Vice President of Google of South East Asia and serial Angel Investor, whilst announcing the Venture Engine (VE) 2017 winners. “I call the business leader at 12pm on Sunday and if they’re enjoying a long brunch, I think “no way”, but if they’re in the office, I’m in!”

Events like this mark a new age of progress and development in Sri Lanka. VE is Sri Lanka’s signature annual Entrepreneurship Program and provides the country’s brightest innovators the opportunity to launch and grow their businesses with the support of some of the most inspirational figures in the region. The organisers, Asian Business Angel Forum (ABAF), are Asia’s largest startup investor forum and there is a real sense that this event will catapult Sri Lanka’s already thriving startup community into the stratosphere.

Yet, whilst the finalists are certainly a part of a vibrant community, there is a serious competition at stake. The twelve finalists, most of whom are first time founders and looking for seed-funding, are pitching for the opportunity of a lifetime. And by 9.30pm on day one of the event, after all the finalists had pitched, and the judges had beard-scratched their way to a head-spinning decision:

Roar Media, we are pleased to say, were announced winners of VE 2017.

Team Roar collecting the award on the night.

Inspiration From Above

The first morning kicked-off with five seasoned Sri Lankan business founders, all with organisations of 3-10 years old, revealing their backstories, their motivations, and providing inspiration on how to position oneself above the competition.

Lakmini Wijesundera, a serial entrepreneur with eighteen years experience in technology management and global distribution, introduced her burgeoning new company: BoardPAC. As the world’s most powerful organisations and governments make the shift from physical documentation to paperless technology, Wijesundera’s hyper-secure server and product enable board directors to access and share confidential documents to their iPads. Wijesundera, described, that in this case:

“Less is more. We have built one product company and that’s what sets us apart from our competitors. Dropbox and Microsoft are juggling multiple services, whilst we focus on one: Board Document Automation. And that’s what makes us the leader in the Asia-Pacific marketplace.”

Questions from the audience kept the experts on their toes.

Founder, Chairman and Chief Architect of WS02, Sanjiva Weerawarana humbly explained that most people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere probably would not have heard of his company or his trailblazing API, because it’s “middleware”. So although tens of millions of consumers use his products every day—“from every eBay user to any bus or tube commuter in London”—people never know because “it’s a behind the scenes company; two or three degrees removed from the consumer.” His unassuming approach has seen him step down as CEO of his own company in August 2017 and hire a Californian, Tyler Jewell, to take the reins on business development. “Mainly”, Weerawarana concedes, “because I’m a tech guy.”

The Finalists

Over 200 unique business plans were submitted in this year’s VE competition and the judges had whittled the finalists down to the twelve most sustainable ventures. The aim of the program is to ensure that every participant gains from the experience, regardless of funding; a notion encapsulated by Naafiah Saleem, co-founder offinalist Plush Box, a premium curated gifting service. At the event, she told Roar Tech:

“As we only began in January [2017], we were delighted to be selected for the final—a testament to the quality of our products.And although we have grown tremendously in the last few months, the Angels’ post-pitch questions have inspired me to revisit our business plan and rethink it with the intention of going international, sooner.”

All the presenters from the twelve finalists.

The finalists presented products and services spanning multiple sectors. In the health department, Ultimma Occta has developed appendage devices enabling visually impaired people to use smartphones to their fullest potential. In the entertainment arena, 444’s slogan of “Less Missing Out, More Going Out” perfectly captures the imagination of Sri Lanka’s nightlife scene as their concierge platform simplifies ticket bookings for movies, events, restaurants and more, all under one app.

The founder of 444, Amila Fonseka spoke to Roar Tech at the awards:

“We are extremely thankful for the Lankan Angel Network for creating a platform for us entrepreneurs to showcase our ideas to the world. We are proud to be recognised by ABAF as one of the top 10 startups in the Sri Lanka; the interest shown in the product by both local & foreign attendees has been overwhelming positive and further strengthened our vision of connecting Sri Lanka.”

Judges and angels testing a finalist’s pitch.

Winners of the Social Impact Entrepreneurship award was IgniterSpace, Sri Lanka’s first technology creative-space for kids. Charismatic leader Jehan Wijesinghe delivered an impassioned pitch and caught up with Roar Tech after picking up their award:

“IgniterSpace exists for a reason: to impact the lives of the future generation of kids, to make them develop creativity and inspire them to develop novel innovations to solve real world problems. Winning the Social Impact award from Aavishkar at VE 2017 is a great inspiration & motivation for us! This award has validated us as a startup with a tremendous amount of social impact. We hope to impact the lives of every single child in the world to make them more creative.”

Dr. Tan Steals The Show

“Hilarious”, “genius” and “a privilege” were some of the words used to describe Dr. Clarence Tan’s—former Ambassador for Singularity University and author and entrepreneur in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)—keynote discussion.

Expounding on “exponential technology reshaping future startups”, Dr. Tan talked with enthusiasm about almost every innovation imaginable that will improve human life on earth and beyond: a hand-glove that can test women for breast cancer; 3D printing on a space-station allowing for onsite modernisation whilst out in space; and a robotic chef called “Moley” who has been trained by UK Masterchef to perfectly reproduce 2,000 dishes (although, Dr. Tan quipped, he would have preferred a French chef!).

Dr. Tan’s brilliant keynote presentation.

His explanation of the “4D” tenet of digitalisation is a masterclass in lucidity:

When a product or service becomes 1) Digital, it is information technology-enabled, allowing it to 2) Dematerialise (disappear), meaning it can 3) Demonetise (become free), empowering it to 4) Democratise (be accessible and available to all).

To illustrate his theory, Dr. Tan uses photography giant Kodak, “a household brand whose dominance in the photographic film business was unparalleled”, as an example. When Kodak led the innovation of the digital camera, it engineered its own downfall. Because whilst Kodak’s core industry was paper, ink and production of tangible photographs, they invented a digital product that would eventually render their service obsolete. Dr. Tan concludes, “the year Kodak went bankrupt [2012], Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion.”

Packed audience enjoying the competition and presentations.

Another of Dr. Tan’s observations is that “80% of GP’s will be redundant in the next generation” because of AI’s advances in the medical sphere. Arguably, best representing this idea at the event were startup Pregbuddy, who were second runners-up in the competition. Their product is a smart communication platform between doctors and chronic patients to provide faster care and reduce revenue leakage. Roar Tech spoke to one of PregBuddy’s founders, S.L. Sivareena:

“We’re super excited to be the second runner-up for Venture Engine 2017. We met investors from all over Asia which has opened up several investment and partnership opportunities. It has been a great learning curve throughout the program and we want to thank Lankan Angel Network and BOV for such an opportunity. We’re raising our first round of funding to build our technology across platforms and build partnerships across India.”

Plenty More To Discuss

Day two hosted a powerhouse of guest speakers.

During the discussion on “Regional Trends in Startup Investing” the pan-Asian panelists offered great insight into the startup ecosystems in their native countries. Putting Singapore firmly on the map, Dr. Mark Hon, Chairman of Business Angel Network Southeast Asia (BANSEA), described how 2016 saw the birth of approximately 4000 companies, only 800 fewer than startup behemoth, India. Contextualising India’s incredible growth potential, Padmaja Ruparel, “the woman behind the Indian’s largest angel network” (IAN), said they expect India to produce 10,000 startups in the year 2020. Whilst, Dr. Shuki Gleitman, Chairman of Guangzhou Israel Biotech Fund (GIBF), described how Israel, a country of only 8 million people, has cultivated a near perfect innovation ecosystem—comparable to Silicon Valley—with 62 accelerators, 40 co-working spaces, 60 “tech community” spaces and almost 70 investors.

Gaurav Deepak (centre), Brigitte Baumann (Right) and Pankaj Jain (Left) discuss “Driving Exits”.

On the “Sri Lankan Ecosystem in Context” panel discussion, Tony Weerasinghe, whose career spans founding MillennuimIT, then eChanneling, and latterly becoming the Director of London Stock Exchange Group, described how tech innovation is in the DNA of Sri Lanka. “Did you know”, he questioned, “that Sri Lanka was the first country to develop a smartphone app anywhere in the world?”

Mano Sekaram, chairman of Lanka Angel Network (LAN), who steered Sri Lanka’s flourishing tech industry into the $1 billion industry that it is today, said he was proud of seeing the second generation of innovators coming through and doing it even better.

Lahiru Pathmalal felt like “he was standing on the shoulders of giants”—specifically Weerasinghe and Sekaram—when he launched Takas, Sri Lanka’s foremost e-commerce business. In a conversation about disruptive technologies, Pathmalal described how e-commerce has changed the face of consumerism in Sri Lanka forever:

“In a demographic like Sri Lanka, where there is a high rural population, people did not have access to a large diversity of products, as flagships stores would ordinarily only be in Colombo, and maybe in one or two other cities. But Takas enables anyone from anywhere in the island to have access to thousands of products. This has disrupted the traditional market. Six percent of our top line comes from Uva Province, probably fuelled by a lack of access to products before.”

Let’s Celebrate!

The overriding feeling of the two-day event is one of celebration. A celebration of Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, business and software. And a celebration of Sri Lanka’s role in shaping the future of Asia and global business.

Great networking opportunity for everyone involved at Venture Engine 2017.

Capturing the joyous atmosphere was the spontaneous applause that followed random announcements of birthdays across the speakers and panelists: Prajeeth Balasubramaniam, BOV Capital Partner was first, then Satveer Thakral, CEO of Singapore Angel Network, and finally, Dr. Shuki Gleitman, on day two.

Australian Jordan Green, Chairman of ABAF, summed up the success of the event in the wider global context:

“The funding and intellectual support of Angel investors are key drivers of the entrepreneurial ecosystems that are growing all our economies. ABAF 2017 in Sri Lanka celebrates the Angel pioneers in this country and epitomises the cross-border reality that is the Asian Century.”

Cover Image. Sri Lankan Panel.

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Canadian of Sri Lanka Origin Amila Gammana elected Councillor in Alberta Municipal Elections

Posted on 17 October 2017 by admin

Congratulations to Amila Gammana (Canadian of Sri Lankan Origin) who was elected Councillor at the recent Municipal Elections in Alberta. We are proud of you and wish you well!

Alberta election 2017: Drayton Valley results.

Michael Doerksen has been elected mayor of Drayton Valley.

He beat his closest opponent, Brandy Fredrickson, by 202 votes, according to unofficial results released by the municipality.

Eric Butz, Fayrell Wheeler, Bill Ballas, Corey Peebles, Nancy Dodds and Amila Gammana were elected to council.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Drayton Valley.

Mayoral candidates

Michael James Doerksen
Brandy Fredrickson
Cecile Shewfelt

Councillor candidates

William (Bill) Ballas
Eric Butz
Nancy Dodds
Amila Gammana
Graham Long (Incumbent)
Sue Madill
Corey Peebles
Randy Rye
Fayrell Wheeler (Incumbent

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Sri Lanka 6th in ICC Test Team Rankings

Posted on 11 October 2017 by admin

Sri Lanka moves ahead of Pakistan in sixth place.

Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Trails fifth ranked Australia (97 points) by three points

Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have plummeted to seventh in the latest Test team rankings, which were updated following the conclusion of its home series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka not only won the series 2-0 but handed Pakistan only its second whitewash in a home series (Pakistan lost all three Tests against Australia in 2002-03).

The result meant Sri Lanka has lifted from 90 points to 94 points, while Pakistan has dropped from 93 points to 88 points.

Sri Lanka now trails fifth-ranked Australia (97 points) by three points, while Pakistan is ahead of eighth-ranked Windies (75 points) by 13 points.

Sri Lanka’s next Test assignment is against number-one ranked India (125 points), when the two sides will go head to head in a three-Test series starting in Kolkata on 16 November. Pakistan’s next red-ball match is against Ireland in April, which will be followed by two away Tests in England.

Meanwhile, South Africa has gained one point while Bangladesh has conceded two points following the conclusion of their series, which Faf du Plessis’s side won by 2-0. South Africa is now second on 111 points (six points ahead of third-ranked England) while Bangladesh is ninth on 72 points (three points behind Windies).

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals fall 2.3-pct in September

Posted on 09 October 2017 by admin

 


ECONOMYNEXT – Tourist arrivals into Sri Lanka fell in September 2017 from a year ago mainly because of lower arrivals from big markets like China and Germany although the number of visitors from India, the biggest market, grew strongly. 

Total arrivals fell 2.3% to 145,077 in September 2017 from the year before, data from the tourism office showed. 

The biggest fall was in Germany, the second biggest European market, from where arrivals fell 15.1% to 8,574 while arrivals from China fell 14.3% to 18,939. 

Arrivals from China in the nine months to September are lower this year while those from Germany are stagnant. 

The number of visitors from India, grew 26.6% in September 2017 to 34,481 from a year ago and are up 6.1% to 267,601 so far this year. 

(COLOMBO, October 9, 2017)

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US 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery opens for Sri Lankans.

Posted on 09 October 2017 by admin

US 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery opens for Sri Lankans.

The US Embassy in Colombo announced the start of the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card” Lottery.

The program will be open for online registration from October 3, 2017 to November 7, 2017.  The Diversity Visa Lottery allows randomly selected applicants the opportunity to interview for an immigrant visa and become legal permanent residents of the United States. 

The program is the “2019” lottery because applicants enter in 2017, interview in 2018, and—if selected and approved—receive Green Cards in 2019, the embassy said in a statement.

• The lottery application entry period is open from October 3, 2017 to November 7, 2017;
• The lottery is open to those born in qualifying countries – both Sri Lanka and Maldives qualify;
• Applicants may only apply once; multiple entries will result in disqualification;
• Applicants must meet all qualifications for the Diversity Visa Lottery;
• Applicants should keep the application confirmation number received after applying;
• There is no cost to register for the Diversity Visa Lottery.  

“Beware of scams, of persons or companies making claims of affiliation with the U.S. Government, and of those who promise improved odds of selection.  No third party assistance is needed to complete and submit an application,” it said.

Please go to U.S. Embassy Colombo’s website at https://lk.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/diversity-visa/ to find out more about the program, including qualification requirements and detailed instructions on how to apply in Sinhala, Tamil, and English.  The only way to apply is online at www.dvlottery.state.gov , the statement added.

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News Release: Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Posted on 09 October 2017 by admin

  

News Release

Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

October 5, 2017

Proposed Changes Improve Protections for Building a New Home and Buying Travel, Real Estate and Event Tickets

Ontario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, strengthen protection for consumers making significant purchases like buying event tickets or travel services, and purchasing or selling real estate, including newly built homes.

Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, made the announcement today in Toronto.

The Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act would:

  • Strengthen confidence in Ontario's new home warranties and protections by introducing significant changes, including the creation of two administrative authorities — one to administer the new home warranty program and one to regulate new home builders and vendors.
  • Introduce stronger rules and professional standards in the real estate sector, including new measures to address conflict of interest issues that arise in multiple representation situations and heavier fines for Code of Ethics violations by real estate professionals.
  • Further protect consumers buying travel services by enabling the creation of new rules for representations, such as advertising by out of province travel businesses that target Ontarians, creating new registration requirements for individual travel salespersons and improving compliance with the rules by enhancing enforcement tools, such as administrative penalties.
  • Help prevent ticket fraud and excessive markups in the resale ticket market, including banning ticket bots and the sale of tickets that were purchased using bots, capping the resale price of tickets at 50 per cent above face value, requiring businesses selling or reselling tickets to disclose key information to consumers and establishing new enforcement measures.

Strengthening consumer protection is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

 

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