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THOMIAN LIVE WIRE GAMINI GUNAWARDENA PASSES AWAY IN THE UK – BY IVAN COREA

Posted on 16 July 2017 by admin

Ivan Corea remembers his Thomian batchmate and friend!

GAMINI GUNAWARDENA

Gamini Gunawardena is no more. Everyone knew him as ‘Chucker’. The "larger than life Chucker" full of stories, jokes and that hearty laugh. His death was untimely, his sister Patricia was by his side at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington as he slipped away peacefully at 3.15 a.m.  He was my batchmate at St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, he was also my friend. 

I first came across Gamini in school in the 1970s. I distinctly remember seeing him near Thalassa, the building that housed Warden Anandanayagam's office and I think his father, Sub Warden Patrick Gunawardena's office. There was Gamini holding court with his friends and I could hear that laugh of his, from miles away! 

In the 1990s we met up again when I married my wife Charika and found out that Gamini was married to her first cousin Sue Gurusinghe, a lawyer from Wembley. I remember going to meet them in North London and they visited my home in Upper Norwood before Charika flew back to the U.K. I actually teased him that he had to eat my culinary delights when he was trained in the art of cuisine after he left College. 

When we moved to Essex, Gamini and Sue would visit us often, on one occasion he brought with him his guitar and I am sure he sang. My little son Charin provoked much laughter when he went over to Gamini and took his guitar away! 

We kept in touch and he would always turn up or ask me to come to Kingsbury. Shiromie Welikela ( "Baby Shiromie" in the world of entertainment in 1960s and 1970s Ceylon) was recalling his loyalty as a friend to her late husband Sunil (also another batchmate at St. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia) and herself – Gamini was always there for them when they visited the U.K. prior to settling down in Canada. 

That loyalty is something I will never forget. When my father Vernon Corea died in September 2002, Gamini was one of the first to turn up at my sister's home. When my father's funeral took place at Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon Village, Gamini had organized a group of Old Thomians to attend the funeral, he had organized the ushers, made sure the food was on the tables and oversaw the pall bearers. 

Gamini was President of the Old Thomians Association in the United Kingdom in 2010 he raised a great deal of funds for his alma mater, organized the dinner dances, sports events in London and a historic cricket match with the Sri Lanka Society of Oxford University. Gamini was a Thomian through and through and he was always in the thick of it. 

Believe it or not he was a good spinner although I used to tease him about his "donkey drops." On one occasion at the annual Old Royalist-Old Thomian encounter in London, Gamini routed the Old Royalists with three key wickets – I told him I am going to have some fun with him and back in 1997 in Colombo the sports pages on one side read Sanath Jayasuriya hits 340 and on the other side was an article by me "Gamini Gunawardena sinks the Old Royalists in the U.K.!" He broke into uncontrolled laughter when he saw the sports headlines – he couldn't quite believe it! The Old Thomians Magazine in the U.K. also reproduced the article. 

Gamini's father was the great educationist Patrick Gunawardena. As Thomians we held him in high respect in the 1970s when he was Sub Warden at Mount Lavinia. In the 2000s Gamini and I discussed an event – to hold the PATRICK GUNAWARDENA AWARDS for autism – it was held in the Palace of Westminster with members of parliament from the House of Commons, peers from the House of Lords and British charity heads. Linda Perham MP created history when she mentioned Patrick Gunawardena for the first time in a debate in the House of Commons in Westminster. Gamini felt so humbled by that – he loved his father and this was a high honour. 

Gamini had a deep and abiding belief in God we have deep discussions and on one occasion he and Sue, her sister all decided to go to a Benny Hinn Crusade in London Docklands as we heard that he was healing people. 

And so I say farewell to Gamini. I am sure the Old Thomians will be there to say farewell in Colombo and at the funeral in Gampaha. May his soul Rest In Peace in the arms of Jesus. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sri Lankan doctor killed in road mishap in London

Posted on 22 April 2017 by admin

 

article_imageBy Sujeeva Nivunhella in London – Courtesy: Daily News.

Vice President of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK, Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana was killed by a double-decker bus in Oxford Street in Central London around 2 am on Sunday, April 9. His body, lying in a morgue in London, will be flown to Sri Lanka to perform last rites after the postmortem, The Sunday Island learns. Dr. Siriwardhana, 38, was returning home to Greenwich after a night out when he was hit by the night bus N98. At the time of his death, he was serving as an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was the only child of the family. He studied at Royal College, Colombo and obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the People’s Friendship University of Russia.

Dr. Siriwardhana arrived in London in 2009 for postgraduate studies and completed his PhD in 2015. He obtained both his Master of Science (MSc) in Psychiatric Research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London.

Professor Patrick Leman of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, in a tribute to Dr. Siriwardhana said: "His untimely death is a huge loss to the world of global mental health and health migration research."

The place Dr. Siriwardhana was killed was described in 2015 as "Britain’s most dangerous junction, where Oxford Street meets Holles Street".

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Ravi Jayawardene – son of President J.R. Jayawardene and his wife Elina

Posted on 05 April 2017 by admin

Ravi Jayawardene, the son of  late Sri Lankan President, J. R. Jayawardene, has passed away aged 80.

Ravi Jayawardene who was the founder of the Police Special Task Force, was also a specialist in defence.

Late Ravi Jayawardene worked as the Security Advisor to President J. R. Jayawardene, during the UNP regime of 1980 and he was also employed as a pilot for SriLanka Airlines.

He also represented Sri Lanka at the Olympics in shooting events.

JAYEWARDENE – RAVINDRA (RAVI) VIMAL. Only son of the late President Junius Richard Jayewardene and Mrs Elina Jayewardene. Beloved husband of Penny,​ father of Pradip,​ Rukshan and Amrik. Remains lie at the J.R. Jayewardene Centre,​ 191,​ Dharmapala Mawatha,​ Colombo 07,​ from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Tuesday 4th April and on Wednesday 5th April,​ 2017. Cortege leaves the J.R. Jayewardene Centre at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 6th April for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.044278

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Will Canada’s Milos Raonic Challenge For Tennis No. 1 in 2017?

Posted on 06 January 2017 by admin

 

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World No. 3 takes in sights before opening round match.

Milos Raonic has arrived at the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp and is ready to make a statement in his first tournament of 2017.

But before he takes the court for his first match of the season, the top seed and defending champion made time to take in the sights of this world-class city. Raonic boarded a CityCat cruise around the Brisbane River on Tuesday and met Adrian Schrinner, the city’s Deputy Mayor.

“It's great to be back here. This is the most ideal way for us, as tennis players, to start off an Australian summer,” said Raonic. “Having five of the Top 10 players here is of great significance. It’s obviously a great show not only of the kind of support that we have here in Brisbane, but also the quality of the tournament and the fact that players believe this is the most ideal way to start. They feel the comfort of being here many years over and over again.”

Having received a first-round bye, the World No. 3 will play the winner between Sam Querrey and Diego Schwartzman. Raonic is even with Querrey in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry at 2-2, but has won their past two matches.

Raonic cut his year-end Emirates ATP Ranking from No. 14 to No. 3 last year, and in his final event of the year, the ATP World Tour Finals, he pushed World No. 2 Novak Djokovic to 7-6, 7-6 and held match point against World No. 1 Andy Murray.

Asked if he could join Murray and Djokovic in the battle for No. 1 in 2017, Raonic said, "I hope so, that's the goal. It's about going out there every single week trying to give myself physically and mentally the best possibility to win and compete against these guys in the biggest events.

"They have a consistency that has been unmatched over the past few seasons; hopefully I can step up and show that consistency as well."

Talking about his decision to add former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek to his coaching team, Raonic said, “It was about the intentions he believes I need to do with my game to take the next step forward, especially against the top guys. We’re looking for a bit more aggression, a bit more progress forward to the net to keep the guys off balance and take it to them.”

The Canadian has thrived in Brisbane throughout his career, posting a 7-2 career record in his three appearances. He also finished runner-up at this event in 2015 (l. Federer).

This will be Raonic’s first match with 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek as part of his coaching team. The Dutchman will also work alongside Riccardo Piatti, who has been with the Canadian since 2014. 

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Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away

Posted on 27 December 2016 by admin

 

Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, has passed away at the age of 83.

He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital on December 21.

The remains will be kept at the Parliament Complex from 10.30am to 11.30am tomorrow (28) for MPs to pay their final respects. 

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was a Sri Lankan politician, who was the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010. He was a National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

“Veteran Politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was loved by his people for many decades. My condolences are with his loved ones and followers,” President Maithripala Sirisena wrote on Twitter.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also tweeted his condolences: “Deeply saddened by the death of former Sri Lankan PM & veteran politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. My condolences to his family.”

Wickramanayake is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and was serving as a senior advisor to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was appointed Prime Minister by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 21st November 2005. He had earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 – December 2001, succeeding Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike who resigned at the age of 84. 

He entered politics in 1960 winning the Horana seat in the March General Election as a member of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP).

Later in 1970, he was appointed Deputy Minister, Justice and went on to be the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in 1977.

In the 1994 General Election, he won the Kalutara District seat and was appointed as the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Plantation Industries and the Leader of the House in President Chandrika Kumaranatunge’s Cabinet.

His son Vidura Wickremanayake is also a member of the parliament.

 

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OBITUARY: Mathavaraja Sri Rangan of Toronto, Canada

Posted on 16 December 2016 by admin

rangan-iiiMathavaraja Sri Rangan of Toronto, Canada passed away on December 13, 2016.

Precious son of late Supramaniam and Sita Devi Mathavaraja. Loving son-in-law of late Sivapathasundaram and Dhanaluxmi. Devoted husband of Yoges. Beloved brother of Sri Bawan (Australia), Sri Yogendran (Canada), Aravindan (Sri Lanka), Sathyendran (Sri Lanka) and Subodhini (Canada) Loving brother-in law of Sharmalee (Australia) Subodhini (Canada), Kumutha (Sri Lanka), Malar (Sri Lanka), Lakshman (Canada) and late Eesvaran, Gnanesvaran, Gowri, Ambika (Sri Lanka), Ayila (France). Fond uncle of Adrika (Australia), Ajay, Ashwin, Amrith (Canada) and Abishekh, Ashwika (Sri Lanka)  

Visitation will be from 05.00 pm to 09.00 pm on Sunday December 18, and from 08.30 am to 10.30 am on Monday December 19, 2016 at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home in Markham.

Last rites will be held from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Monday December 19, 2016 at the above Funeral Home followed by cremation by 01.00 pm at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens Gormley cemetery.

 

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Obituaries: October 31 (Monday)

Posted on 31 October 2016 by admin

ARIYAPPERUMA – FLORENCE IRANGANIE (Nee GUNASEKARA). ‘At rest with Jesus’. Dearly beloved wife of the late Brigadier Ariyaratne Ariyapperuma (Northern Commander – Sri Lanka Army). Darling Ammi of Maadhavie (Asanka) and Maheeka, much loved mother-in-law of Martin, loving daughter and daughter-in-law of late Mudliyar Richard Lionel Wikkramatilake-Gunasekara and Florence Wijayasinha-Abayasekara (formerly of Kumbalwella Walauwwa, Galle) and late Don Baron Ariyapperuma and Catherina Peiries – Malalasekara (of ‘Sigiri’, Raigama, Bandaragama), much loved sister of late Arthur, Richard, James, Annesley and of Glenville (Neville-Wanganui, NZ), sister-in-law of late Wilhelmina, Enid, Evelyn, Kusuma, Gunaratne and of Wilma, Dr. Tilina (Wanganui, NZ), Piyaseeli, Dayaratne and Indra. Her mortal remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 2 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. on Monday the 31st of October and from 10.30 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 1st of November. Thereafter a Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at the Kollupitiya Methodist Church, Colpetty at 3.30 p.m. followed by burial at the family burial vault in Kanatte, Borella (Methodist Section) at 5.30 p.m. Request by the family: Our mother lived a very colourful and vibrant life. Hence, as a tribute to her, we request everyone who come to pay their respects to her at the Parlour and at the Thanksgiving Service, to wear Colours and NOT to wear black or white please. 150578

BURLEY – MIKE Dearly beloved husband of Shriani (nee Senewiratne) loving father of Neil and Dawn and father-in-law to Denise and Tim. Step father to Sanjee, son-in-law of the late Calixtus and Florence Senewiratne, brother-in-law of Nirmalinie, Perera, Prasanna, Ruwanal, Hemantha and Rohith Senewiratne, passed away suddenly in Doha Qatar. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday 1st November 2016. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 3rd November for Burial at the General Cemetery (General Christian Section) Kanatte. 152699

DISSANAYAKE – PAMELA VALINE (nee DENIESE) “At Rest with Jesus”. Dearly beloved wife of the late Praganandasa Dissanayaka (Asst. Superintendent Mail Ceylon Postal Department), darling Amma of Pamela, Shanthi, Damayanthi and Asoka much loved mother-in-law of Denius, late Pavith Carol much loved sister of Barbara (UK), late Frank, late Douglas, late Neil, late Joan, late Brian, Lorna (Australia), late Maurice, Dawn (UK), much loved sister-in-law of late Wijedasa, late Leelawathi, late Dharmadasa, late Samanadasa, late Dayawathi, Buddadasa, late Nimal, Ariyadasa, pased away in Sydney Australia on the 28th of October 2016 Chapel Service and Cremation will commence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 1st of November 2016 at the Pine Grove Memorial Park, Minchinburg N SW, Australia. 152700

JAYASINGHE – ALPINONA PERERA Beloved wife of late Edwin Jayasinghe loving mother of Swarnapali, late Luxmi, M.S. Jayasinghe, Chitra Warakagoda, late Nimal, Ranjani Pannila (New Zealand), Anula Rajapakse (Zambia), Lal Nandasiri and mother-in-law of Sugathadasa Midigaspe, Abeyratna, Mallika, Wijeratna Warakagoda, Asoka (Canada), Sarath (New Zealand), Bandula (Zambia), expired. Cremation on Monday 31st at 6.00 p.m. at Thumbowila Cemetery, 121, Ehalagahawatta Road, via Bokundara Junction, Thumbowila, Piliyandala. 152538

KULASEKERE (MOHAN GEORGE (ROCKY) Beloved husband of late Placida Kulasekere (nee Cooray), father of Manisha and George, father-in-law of Shanaka and Dishara, beloved Sibling of Shirani (Cherry), Vishanthri (Nanga), Rohantha and Dharshani (Canada), brother-in-law of Berna and Eustus. Cortege leaves residence No. 29/4, St. Anthony’s Road, Kadalana, Moratuwa at 3.00 p.m. on 1st (Tuesday) November 2016 for Burial at Panadura. Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Panadura. 152702

SELLADURAI – SHANTHA ANTHONY passed away peacefully on 27th October 2016. Husband of Rozane (nee Rodrigo), beloved father of Sheamon (HSBC, Dubai) and Seanalee (Just Kidding Pvt Ltd), father-in-law of Sadesh de Silva (Truebell Marketing, Dubai) and Dino Chrysostom (Just Kidding Pvt Ltd), loving son of Paul (late) and May Selladurai (nee Blok), beloved brother of Shammi Van Heer (Australia), son-in-law of Dunstan (late) and Nesta Rodrigo. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour, Borella from 10 a.m. on the 30th of October. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.30 p.m. Cremation will take place at Kanatte Crematorium on Monday 31st October at 4.00 p.m. 23/7B, Quarry Road, Pitakotte, Kotte. 152687

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Obituaries: October 30 (Sunday)

Posted on 30 October 2016 by admin

ANANDAPPA – ROSHAN JUDE. Son of Victoria and late Bonnie husband of Sandra, father of Ignatius & Theresa, Papa of Gabby father-in-law of Reza, brother of Anton, Anne, Ronnie, son-in-law of Chrissy & late Marcelline, brother-in-law of Iyeswarie, late Marian & Rukshi, Adrian, Ravi, late Rochella, Debbie & Raji, Visitation on Sunday, 30th of October from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax. A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday, 31st of Oct. at 11:00 am and he will be laid to rest in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. 27A, 3d Lane, Maradana Watte, Hendela. Tel:- +94 112931648

RODRIGUZE – ANTHONY (Tony). Loving husband of Suganthie, father of Angelina, son of late Ignatius and Asuntha, beloved brother of Arul (Holland), Angelo (Holland) and Christina (Tina – Canada), brother-in-law of Ranjini (Holland), Anne (Holland) and Dilan (Canada), expired. Remains lie at Mahinda Florists Funeral Parlour, Wattala. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Sunday 30th October 2016 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at Palliyawatta Cemetery.

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Obituaries: October 29 (Sat)

Posted on 30 October 2016 by admin

ARIYAPPERUMA – FLORENCE IRANGANIE (Nee GUNASEKARA). ‘At rest with Jesus’. Dearly beloved wife of the late Brigadier Ariyaratne Ariyapperuma (Northern Commander – Sri Lanka Army). Darling Ammi of Maadhavie (Asanka) and Maheeka, much loved mother-in-law of Martin, loving daughter and daughter-in-law of late Mudliyar Richard Lionel Wikkramatilake-Gunasekara and Florence Wijayasinha-Abayasekara (formerly of Kumbalwella Walauwwa, Galle) and late Don Baron Ariyapperuma and Catherina Peiries – Malalasekara (of ‘Sigiri’, Raigama, Bandaragama), much loved sister of late Arthur, Richard, James, Annesley and of Glenville (Neville-Wanganui, NZ), sister-in-law of late Wilhelmina, Enid, Evelyn, Kusuma, Gunaratne and of Wilma, Dr. Tilina (Wanganui, NZ), Piyaseeli, Dayaratne and Indra. Her mortal remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 2 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. on Monday the 31st of October and from 10.30 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 1st of November. Thereafter a Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at the Kollupitiya Methodist Church, Colpetty at 3.30 p.m. followed by burial at the family burial vault in Kanatte, Borella (Methodist Section) at 5.30 p.m. Request by the family: Our mother lived a very colourful and vibrant life. Hence, as a tribute to her, we request everyone who come to pay their respects to her at the Parlour and at the Thanksgiving Service, to wear Colours and NOT to wear black or white please. 150578

ANANDAPPA – ROSHAN  JUDE – Precious son of Victoria and late Bonnie, beloved husband of Sandra, ever loving father of Ignatius & Theresa, adored papa of Gabby, father-in-law of Reza, brother of Anton, Anne & Ronnie, son-in-law of Chrissy & late Marcelline, brother-in-law of Iyeswarie, late Marian & Rukshi, Adrian, Ravi, late Rochella, Debbie & Raji, passed away peacefully in Canada on 25th October 2016. Visitation on Sunday, 30th of October from 2.00 – 6.00 p.m. at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28, Old Kingston Rd, Ajax. A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday, 31st of October at 11.00 a.m. and he will be laid to rest in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. 27A, 3rd Lane, Maradana Watte, Hendala. Tel: +94 112931648.                 152519

THENUWARA – D. Retired Additional Secretary, expired. Husband of late Chandra, beloved father of Nayana (Petroleum), Thushari (HNB), Ranga (UK), grandfather of Devin, brother of Gamini, Padmasiri, Padmini, Suwarnapali and late Sarath & Chithrananda, brother-in-law of late Lakshman Fernando & Anura Fernando (USA). Remains lie at Jayarathna Funeral Parlour, Borella from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on 29th Saturday & 30th Sunday. Cortege leaves on Monday 31st at 9.00 a.m. for the Medical Faculty. No flowers by request. 152471

JOHN – E.A.J. (BEN). – Passed away peacefully. – Wife of late J.E.D. John, mother of Rajah, late Rajkumar Rohan Bala (Australia), mother-in-law of Sherine Angel Loretta (Australia), grandmother of Rajeev, Rajesh, Rajika, Ashani, Alwyn, Aaron, Liza & Laura (Australia), great grandmother of Rishen, Rushen, Krishen, Kaisha, Ranaan, Kyren, Ananya, Zoey. Remains lie at Barney Raymond Parlour on 28th & 29th Oct. 2016. Cortege leaves residence for burial on 30th 2016 at 4.00 p.m. to Genral Cemetery, Kanatte. 39/11, Nelson Lane, Colombo – 3. 0777314673.        152130

MUNASINGHE – CLARENCE – (ex Social Services, Bentota Beach and Warahena Walauwa). Beloved husband of late Badhra, father of Arunie, Shiran and Roshan, father-in-law of Upali Gunasekera, Jeanette and Manel, dear papa of Ranmalee and Romesh, Devinda, Natasha and Alex, Dimitri, Milinda, Aravinda and Yash, Lakminda and Kavinda. Cremation on Saturday 29th October at 5.00 p.m. at Kohuwala Cemetery. 72 S de S Jayasinghe Mawatha, Kohuwala. 150094

PERERA – HECTOR EARDLEY ALERIC, called to Eternal Rest. Dearly beloved husband of Mary Anne (nee Rodrigo Candappa) and of the late Patricia, eldest son of the late Dr. H.E.A. and Doreen Perera (nee Salgado), brother of the late Joye and of Lyall, Srikanthi, Triantha, Priyananda, Sweeny, Eomal, Ravindra, brother-in-law of Kingsley Cooray, Sriya, late Oma Senaratne and of Chrisanthi, Indira, Lasantha Rodrigo, Anoja and Amitha, Rex and Marie, late Modestus and of Marian, late Nicholas and of Rita, late Shirley and of Nilamani, Felicia and late Stephen, late Trevor and of Shanthi, father of Mark and Pattie, Carmen & Arun, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Fond cousin, uncle and grand uncle to many. A sincere and loving friend, who would be greatly missed. Cortege leaves No. 6, 8th Lane, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa on Saturday 29th October 2016 at 3.30 p.m. for service and burial at Queen of Angel’s Church, Rawathawatte. Donations if any to Christhu Sevana Marian Retirement Home, St. Rita’s Road, Ratmalana. 151017

SENANAYAKE – GAMINI ROHAN GERARD Son of late Dr and Mrs Oswald Senanayake, loving father of Charlene, Shohani & Dinali, beloved brother of Priyadarshini, Dharini, Sriani, Susantha & Hasita, much loved brother-in-law of late Nimal, Frank, Achila & Supema, passed away peacefully in UK. The ashes will be at Western Florist – Colombo Road-Negombo from 12.00 noon to 4 p.m. on 29th October 2016. There will be a service at 11 a.m. on the 30th October at Western – Florist and thereafter the ashes will be laid to rest at the POTHODE Kandawala General Cemetery. Senanayake Walauwa, Kandawala, Katana. Tel. 031-2240515.  150012

SENATHIRAJAH – Dr. DHARMARAJAN. – (Consultant Psychiatrist, Ret, UK). Beloved husband of Dr. Thillainayakie Senathirajah (Specialist Psychiatrist, Ret, UK), loving father of Udhishtran Senathirajah (UK) and Dr. Archana Senathirajah-Russell (Consultant Anaesthetist, UK), grandfather of Coral, Leo, Gaya, Bhoddi and father-in-law of Dr. Joanne Gorry and Dr. Richard Russell, expired peacefully, aged 75, on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 at Royal Preston Hospital, UK. Cremation on Tuesday 25th October 2016 in Preston, UK. Memorial Service to be held in London, November 2016. Contact: asuran25@hotmail.com  151619

THENABADU – JAYANTHA (former Technical Director – Ceylon Biscuits Ltd,). Loving husband of Manel, precious father of Ruvani and Arun, father-in-law of Sam Bulathsinhala and Joanna, brother of Chinka, late Mervyn, Beryl and Lal, loving grandfather of Sarin, Syan, Atara and Arianna. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 29th October at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 3 p.m. 150192

TISSERA – W.C. GODWIN – The death is announced of Godwin, retired Chief Clerk, Ministry of Public Administration, who answered God’s call on 27-10-2016. Loving husband of Margerat (Margie), loving father of Lasantha, much loved brother of late Marcus, Trixie (Florida USA), Dulcie, Consy (New York), brother-in-law of Pricila, late Anthony, late Doreen, Maurille, Jenette, late Douglas, Olivia, Soloman Premarathne – Attorney-at-Law, Christopher, Christable, late Maureen. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on 29th October 2016 from No. 27, Ranasinghe Road, Ja-ela to R.C. Burial Ground, Wewala.   151972

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Obituaries: October 28 (Friday)

Posted on 27 October 2016 by admin

ARIYAPPERUMA – FLORENCE IRANGANIE (Nee GUNASEKARA). ‘At rest with Jesus’. Dearly beloved wife of the late Brigadier Ariyaratne Ariyapperuma (Northern Commander – Sri Lanka  Army). Darling Ammi of Maadhavie (Asanka) and Maheeka, much loved mother-in-law of Martin, loving daughter and daughter-in-law of late Mudliyar Richard Lionel Wikkramatilake-Gunasekara and Florence Wijayasinha-Abayasekara (formerly of Kumbalwella Walauwwa, Galle) and late Don Baron Ariyapperuma and Catherina Peiries – Malalasekara (of ‘Sigiri’, Raigama, Bandaragama), much loved sister of late Arthur, Richard, James, Annesley and of Glenville (Neville-Wanganui, NZ), sister-in-law of late Wilhelmina, Enid, Evelyn, Kusuma, Gunaratne and of Wilma, Dr. Tilina (Wanganui, NZ), Piyaseeli, Dayaratne and Indra. Her mortal remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 2 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. on Monday the 31st of October and from 10.30 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 1st of November. Thereafter a Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at the Kollupitiya Methodist Church, Colpetty at 3.30 p.m. followed by burial at the family burial vault in Kanatte, Borella (Methodist Section) at 5.30 p.m. Request by the family: Our mother lived a very colourful and vibrant life. Hence, as a tribute to her, we request everyone who come to pay their respects to her at the Parlour and at the Thanksgiving Service, to wear Colours and NOT to wear black or white please. 150578

HEWAMADDUMA – SANDAPALI – Wife of late Amara Hewamadduma, mother of Ruwanmali, Bimba & Kosala, mother-in-law of Sujeewa Rajapakse, Hemaka Senanayake & Wasana Perera, grandmother of Devinda, Piumika, Tharidhi, Arush, Anuththara & Pawan, passed away peacefully. Funeral on Friday 28th at 2.00 p.m. at Kohuwala Cemetery. 10/2, Vijayaba Mw, Kalubowila. 150855

MORTIER – RONALD – Beloved husband of Jean Mortier, much loved father of Dellon (McLARENS) and Rochelle, father-in-law of Jackie Arnolda and Derk Fontaine. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour, Borella. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 29th October for burial at the General Cemetery (R.C. Section), Borella.  151009

MUNASINGHE – CLARENCE – (ex Social Services, Bentota Beach and Warahena Walauwa). Beloved husband of late Badhra, father of Arunie, Shiran and Roshan, father-in-law of Upali Gunasekera, Jeanette and Manel, dear papa of Ranmalee and Romesh, Devinda, Natasha and Alex, Dimitri, Milinda, Aravinda and Yash, Lakminda and Kavinda. Cremation on Saturday 29th October at 5.00 p.m. at Kohuwala Cemetery. 72, S de S Jayasinghe Mawatha, Kohuwala. 150094

MANAMENDRE – JASMIN – Beloved wife of late Charles Manamendre, loving mother of Lalani, Shamma, Luxchman, Patrick and late Sujeewa, mother-in-law of Faiz, adored grandmother of Jude & Jeevani, Fazl & Hana, Nabil, Sarah, late Tariq & Sonali. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour from 10.00 a.m. onwards on Friday 28th October. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Friday 28th October for cremation at the General Cemetery, Kanatte.  151495

PERERA – HECTOR EARDLEY ALERIC, called to Eternal Rest. Dearly beloved husband of Mary Anne (nee Rodrigo Candappa) and of the late Patricia, eldest son of the late Dr. H.E.A. and Doreen Perera (nee Salgado), brother of the late Joye and of Lyall, Srikanthi, Triantha, Priyananda, Sweeny, Eomal, Ravindra, brother-in-law of Kingsley Cooray, Sriya, late Oma Senaratne and of Chrisanthi, Indira, Lasantha Rodrigo, Anoja and Amitha, Rex and Marie, late Modestus and of Marian, late Nicholas and of Rita, late Shirley and of Nilamani, Felicia and late Stephen, late Trevor and of Shanthi, father of Mark and Pattie, Carmen & Arun, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Fond cousin, uncle and grand uncle to many. A sincere and loving friend, who would be greatly missed. Cortege leaves No. 6, 8th Lane, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa on Saturday 29th October 2016 at 3.30 p.m. for service and burial at Queen of Angel’s Church, Rawathawatte. Donations if any to Christhu Sevana Marian Retirement Home, St. Rita’s Road, Ratmalana.  151017

RUPASINGHE – MRS. PRIYAWANI (Nee RANASINGHE). Beloved wife of late S.W. Rupasinghe, mother of Suranga and Kavishan, mother-in-law of Dulani and Sumudu, dearest sister of late Kenneth, Keerthi, Nirmala, Hemanthi, Hiranthi, Kanistha and Priyantha, expired. Funeral on Saturday 29th at Peliyagoda Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. “Irene Cottage”, Wanawasala, Kelaniya. 0772602077.               151286

SENANAYAKE – GAMINI ROHAN GERARD Son of late Dr and Mrs Oswald Senanayake, loving father of Charlene, Shohani & Dinali, beloved brother of Priyadarshini, Dharini, Sriani, Susantha & Hasita, much loved brother-in-law of late Nimal, Frank, Achila & Supema, passed away peacefully in UK. The ashes will be at Western Florist – Colombo Road-Negombo from 12.00 noon to 4 p.m. on 29th October 2016. There will be a service at 11 a.m. on the 30th October at Western – Florist and thereafter the ashes will be laid to rest at the POTHODE Kandawala General Cemetery. Senanayake Walauwa, Kandawala, Katana. Tel. 031-2240515. 150012

THENABADU – JAYANTHA (former Technical Director – Ceylon Biscuits Ltd,). Loving husband of Manel, precious father of Ruvani and Arun, father-in-law of Sam Bulathsinhala and Joanna, brother of Chinka, late Mervyn, Beryl and Lal, loving grandfather of Sarin, Syan, Atara and Arianna. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 29th October at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 3 p.m. 150192

WIJEKOON – MR. HERBERT (HERBY) – Former Ceylon Hockey Captain, staff at Aitken Spence, teacher at St. Thomas’ College, Matale, Hockey Coach at Musaeus College, Ananda College and Zahira College. Beloved husband of late Mallika, affectionate father of Major (retired) Sajith, Dr. Udeni, Menaka, Subashini, father-in-law of Bhathiya and Ramani, grandfather of Gimhani, Induwara and Piyara, brother of late Nanda, Richard, Doughlas, brother of Ranjith, Chandra, Manel, Sujatha and Shanthi. Remains lie at 210/3, Thalawathugoda Road, Pita Kotte. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. on Saturday 29th for burial at Beddagana Cemetery at 4 p.m. Tel: 0722434430 / 0777719436. 150688

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