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

Posted on 06 January 2017 by TSL

 

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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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Obituaries: October 31 (Monday)

Posted on 31 October 2016 by TSL

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 29 (Sat)

Posted on 30 October 2016 by TSL

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 TSL

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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Obituaries: October 27 (Thursday)

Posted on 26 October 2016 by TSL

DOMBAGODA LIYANAGE ANNE (nee WEERASINGHE) – Dearly beloved wife of late Mr Liyanage, beloved mother of Nandana, sister of Aloysius, Bernadeth, Rev. Fr. Anton Weerasinghe S.J. and Therese, loving grandmother of Himali, Thilina and Acshan, expired. Remains lie at No. 29, Housing Scheme, Station Road, Payagala North, Payagala. Funeral service at 3.00 p.m. at St. Francis Zavior’s Church Kalegana Galle, followed by burial at Seminary Cemetery Ground on Thursday 27th Oct.               149477

MORAWAKA – HARRY – (Rtd. Chief Clerk of Sri Lanka Ports Commission) – Beloved husband of Pearl, much loved father of Udayanganee, Harshana, Lalendra, Sanjeewani and Niluksha, much loving father-in-law of Saliya, Rohitha, Asiri, Sanjeewa and Dharshani, loving grandfather of Sawanka, Prashan, Vanushka, Sasika, Dimalka, Dinithka, Menuka, Methara & Akeesha. Remains lie at No. 498, Ruwanpura Place, Aggona, Mulleriya Newtown. Cremation at 5.00 p.m. on 27/10/2016 at Kalapaluwawa Public Cemetery.            149775

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

SILVA – GODWIN VINCENT – Our dad passed away on the 25th of October 2016. Aged 83. He was a devoted husband to Anita (late) and beloved father to Priyanjali and Nishamani, father-in-law of Warren (late) & Dirk, grandfather of Wayne, Ray, Rochelle, Dillon, Chantell & Darren. A treasured brother of Felician (late) & Earnie (late) and a good servant of the Lord. Cortege leaves residence 40/5, Colombathanthri Mawatha, Ethul Kotte, Kotte on Thursday 27th of October 2016 at 4 p.m. Burial at St. Thomas’ Church Cemetery, Pitakotte, Kotte.                    150188

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

YASAWATHI PATHIRANA nee HERATH. (Ex. Staff National Milk Board). Wife of the late Mr. P.D. Pathirana (Retired Audit superintendent). beloved mother of Avika (People’s Bank), late Sandaya, Dr. Duminda (Nawaloka Hospitals) and Chaminda, mother-in-law of Harold, Chanika and Indika, much loved grandmother of Yasith, Lakmith, Avin, Isurika, Pavith and Indudunu. Cremation on the 27th of October at the Jawatte Cemetery. Remains lie at 5A, Torrington Flats, Colombo – 05.                  150280

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Obituaries: October 25 (Tuesday)

Posted on 25 October 2016 by TSL

ANANDA DE SILVA (JETA) – Beloved husband of Chithra De Silva, father of Ushani De Silva and Dilshan De Silva (Freight Links International), father-in-law of Sanath Amunugama and Chandani Ramanayake, grandfather of Omin Amunugama and Indeev De Silva, passed away on 23rd October 2016. Funeral on 26th October at 3.00 p.m. at St. Peter & Paul Church, Katunayake. No. 239, Paldanowatte, Circular Road, Malkaduwawa, Kurunegala. 149254

GARTH – CONRAD NEVILLE ADRIAN. Beloved son of Dorothy (Canada) and late Wilfred, loving brother of Rev. Fr. Gerard (Italy), Aubrey (Joe), Michael, Noel, Anne and Trevine (all of Canada), Ivor (Green Cabin), Monica and Ralston (Walkers Tours), brother-in-law of Drehan, Vijitha, Aubrey and Tamara (all of Canada), late Marcia, Shantha and Marietta, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves Raymond Funeral Parlour Mahabage at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 25th October for interment at Galudapita Cemetery, Matthumagala. 149184

GOONERATNE – SANOJA of No. 9, Balapokuna Purana Vihara Road, Colombo 6. Dearly beloved wife of late Ananda Gooneratne, loving mother of Manilal (Retd. HNB) and Shammi (New Zealand), sister-in-law of late A. Wickrama Gooneratne (High Court Judge), passed away. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Kalubowila today. Cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. 149230

HEMA JAYATILLAKE – Retired Teacher at Sangamitta College, Galle. Dearly beloved wife of late School Principal J.J. Jayatillake, everloving mother of Piuma, Sujatha, Anura, Champa, Kanthi, Rohana and Prabha, mother-in-law of Leelaratna Katugampola, Mahinda Gunawardena, Lalani Jayatillake, Keerthi Gunawardena, Mahendra De Silva, Dr Pushpika Jayatillake, Sisira Allalagoda, passed away. Remains lie at No. 355, Nagaha Mawatha, Pelanwatta, Pannipitiya. Cortege leaves residence at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 26th October for Cremation at Digana Cemetery, Pelanwatta. 149310

JAYAMPATHI HETTIARACHCHI – Former Secretary GA Sri Lanka Administrative Service, beloved husband of Kusuma Hettiarachchi retired Teacher Vishaka Vidyalaya, beloved father of Dilini Rajarata University Danuska Manager People’s Bank, Lahiri Executive Prime Intimate Tarinda Engineer Finco Ltd., father-in-law of Sumada Randeer Sashika passed away. Cremation Nawala Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 26th. 162/1, Koswatte Rd., Nawala. 149164

WEERATHUNGA – LANAROLLE. Beloved husband of late Mrs Seetha Lanarolle, father of Nishantha (Assistant Superintendent – Postal Department), father-in-law of Dayani, grandfather of Randika and Naveen, expired. Funeral will take place on Wednesday 26th at 3.00 p.m. at General Cemetery – Kalutara North. No. 69B, Kandakurunduwatta, Dediyawala, Kalutara North. 149154

LILIAN FERNANDO (nee COORAY) – Dearly beloved wife of late A.B. Fernando, precious mother of Nirmalie (Lucky), late Banduraj, late Vajira, Priyanthi, Roshanthi (Rosy), Dericka (Australia) and Marita, loving mother-in-law of Wijithakumara, Chrisantha (Mlesna), Ivor (Australia) & Enomal (Highchem R (Cey) Co. (Pvt) Ltd.) and loving grandmother of Kanchana, Kanishka, Eshendra, Krishni, Emara and great grandmother of Hiruki, Lucas, Sean and Yonal. Her remains lie at 22, Ernest Place, Laxapathiya, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. Burial will be notified later. TP. 2643428. 149350

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Obituaries: October 24 (Monday)

Posted on 24 October 2016 by TSL

DEMANTHA EARSTLY SIRIMANNE loving husband of Sadna, much loved father of Dinuli (Bishop’s College) and Shemantha (S. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia), beloved son of Donald and Hema, loving brother of Hirandee and Asantha, son-in-law of Mayura and Edmond Jayarathna, brother-in-law of Nilantha and Anuradha (Fourships Cargo), Rohan (Janashakthi), Nayana, Purnima and Lal (IWS Logistics) and Kim, dearly beloved newphew of Damayanthi (American College, Kandy) and Ravindra, and Kanthi Punchi and Susima and Asoka. Cortege leaves residence 638/14, Vilahena Road, Gonawela, Kelaniya on Monday the 24th October at 2.00 pm. for Burial at Christ Church, Mission Road, Kotte at 3.45 p.m.149088

DE SILVA – MR. D.S.P.S. (SIRI DE SILVA). (Former Managing Director of Mackinon Mckenzie of Ceylon Ltd. and Walkers Ceylon Ltd), beloved husband of the late Lilani de Silva, loving father of Pushpa, late Malsiri and of Renuka and loving grandfather of Yannick, Shyamalee and Hemali, passed away on 21st October 2016. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 24th October for cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 3.00 p.m.149065

KANNANGARA – MALLIKA daughter of late Harry & Felicia Kannangara, sister of Nirmalini Dassenaike and Sunita Wijeratne. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Funeral Service at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 24th October at the Parlour followed by Cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 4.00 p.m. 149087

PIETERSZ – THERESE GENEVIVE (nee WIJENAIKE) – Dearly beloved wife of late Earl Pietersz, mother of Rudley, Aldric, Charmaine, Damian & Lourdes, mother-in-law of Augustina, Bernadine, Ranjith, Nishanthi & Gerard, grandmother of late Randel Pietersz, Reneita, Rossini, Reinfer, Brendon, Thilinika, Lahiru, Ishane, Elinah & Jason. Cortege leaves residence on 24th October, 2016 at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Nayakakanda. 193D/30, Asiri Uyana, Kerawalapitiya Road, Hendala, Wattala.149059

SENEVIRATNE – PREMA nee GODAWELAGE (formerly of Samuel Sons, FPA, Metropolitan Agencies and Ladies’ College), relict of Sena, mother of Ranmalie (CTS), sister of the late Susantha and of Malini Karunanayake (UK) and Indrani Weerasekera (Australia), sister-in-law of Tilake and the late Rupa and Chandika, daughter of the late G.P. Seemon and Engelthina, daughter-in-law of the late Harry and Millie Seneviratne. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Funeral Service on Monday 24th October at 11.00 a.m. at the Parlour, followed by burial at the General Cemetery, Borella (Anglican 

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Obituaries: October 22 (Sat)

Posted on 21 October 2016 by TSL

HERAT DR. S.Y.S.B. (Retired Department of Health and Former M.P. for Hiriyala) – Beloved husband of Rani, adored father of Kusantha and Garlinga, loving father-in-law of Nandana Kariyapperuma, much loved brother of late S.B. Herat (former Minister of Food and Cooperatives) and Tissa Herat (Survey Department) and of Dr. Seetha Hunukumbure (UK), Padma Herat (UK), Mallika Wijeratne and P.B. Herat (Rtd. Ministry of Justice). Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borellaon Saturday, 22nd October 2016 at 1.45 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatta at 2 p.m.        148711

KARIYAWASAM – CECIL (Rtd. DIG). Beloved husband of Pushparani, precious father of Dilushi and Upekha (Australia), father-in-law of Vidura Edirisuriya and Nayomi (Australia), son of late Mr & Mrs Peter Kariyawasam of Kalutara, brother of late Cyril, Wimal, late Merril and late Neil. Cremation at 5 p.m. on Saturday 22 at Kalutara North Crematorium. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. 60, Palatota, Kalutara. (034-2228365). 147199

KLYN – (PETAL) GWENDOLIN – Beloved wife of late Kenneth, loving sister of late Doris, Oswin, Veema, Melwyn, Noel and off Nesta, Joy and Yoland. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 22nd October for Cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 3.30 p.m. 148750

UDANGAWA – DR. ROHANA (Consultant Physician – Base Hospital, Homagama) – Husband of Dr. Indrakumari, father of Sandeepa and Lahiru, brother of Sarath, Dr. Gamini and Anoma, passed away. Cremation at Kottawa Cemetery on 23.10.2016 at 6.00 p.m. 53/1, Sambuddhi Lane, Athurugiriya Rd, Kottawa. 148197

 

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Four men on trial for trafficking 492 Sri Lankans to Canada

Posted on 20 October 2016 by TSL

sun-sea(Courtesy: Vancouver Sun) – More than six years after a rickety vessel with nearly 500 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard arrived off the coast of B.C., four men charged with human-smuggling saw their trial open Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.

Lesly Emmanuel, Kunarobinson Christhurajah, Nadarajah Mahendran and Thampeernayagam Rajaratnam have pleaded not guilty to the offence under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

In his opening statement, Crown counsel Peter LaPrairie told a 12-member jury that the migrants were charged a fee, generally a $5,000 down payment, to be on the boat, with an additional $25,000 owing when they arrived in Canada, for a total of $30,000.

“A Sri Lankan national who wishes to enter Canada must have a valid passport and a visa issued by the Canadian government to come to Canada,” said LaPrairie. “None of the 492 persons aboard the MV Sun Sea had the required travel documents.”

LaPrairie said that the migrants will testify that after leaving Sri Lanka they eventually ended up in Bangkok, arriving there in the spring of 2010. Some migrants were housed in apartments in Bangkok after arrangements were made by “agents” they dealt with while awaiting for the journey on the boat, he said.

When it was time to board the MV Sun Sea, the migrants were transported to the south of Thailand, on the coast, and then put on a fishing vessel and taken out to the cargo ship off the coast, said the prosecutor. Some of the migrants spent several months on-board before the vessel set sail for Canada on July 5, 2010, said LaPrairie.

“When the boat set sail for Canada there were 493 persons on-board. One person became ill during the journey and died at sea. His body was buried at sea.”

Emmanuel was the captain of the vessel, spending his time on the bridge operating the boat and staying in the crew’s quarters, said LaPrairie. 

Christhurajah was among the last group to arrive on the boat, the vessel not leaving until he arrived, said the Crown. “He stayed in the crew’s quarters. He was a person of influence on the boat.” Christhurajah rented apartments for the migrants in Bangkok and supervised the loading of the migrants into vans for the journey to the south of Thailand, said LaPrairie.

Rajaratnam and Mahendran were acting as agents for the migrants and were not aboard the MV Sun Sea when it was intercepted by Canadian authorities off the B.C. coast, he said. Both Rajaratnam and Mahendran are Canadian citizens.

The Crown portrayed some bleak living conditions for the migrants, who included 380 men, 63 women and 49 children aboard the vessel.

The vessel, which was intercepted by Canadian authorities on Aug. 12, 2010, was designed to accommodate a maximum of 13 crew and ply coastal waters instead of oceans. The small crew on the MV Sun Sea had cabins, a washroom and a kitchen, but the hundreds of male migrants were forced to stay below deck in the cargo hold of the ship, said LaPrairie.

“There were no beds. The men slept on the floor. Food was sent below decks and the men were only allowed on deck for certain periods of time. The women and children slept under tarps on the deck of the boat.”

LaPrairie urged the jury to use common sense and their everyday experience to assess the evidence and determine the outcome of the case.

The trial is expected to run eight weeks.

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Obituaries: October 20 (Thursday)

Posted on 19 October 2016 by TSL

 

FERNANDEZ JOSEPH XAVIER ANTHONY (BENNY) at rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Premala (nee Gomez), loving father of Nirupa (Tiras) and Tania (LMD), father-in-law of Dijen Homer-Vanniasinkam and Kumar Manthri (SJMS Associates), loving grandfather of Ashvanth, Aarjan, Marisha and Caleb, loving son of the late Christopher and Ramani Fernandez, beloved brother of Virgil (India), Ravi, Shirani (Canada) and late Aloysius, son-in-law of late Mr and Mrs. Francis Gomez of Balangoda. Remains lie at No. 21, Daya Road, Colombo 6. Cortege leaves on Friday 21 October after service at 3.15 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.00 p.m.          146536

FERNANDO – MANI – God called her home and she is with god forever more. She was the beloved wife of late Hilliard and precious mother of Heshan, Mahendra, late Niranjan and of Sharmani and Devan and Chrishan and Shammi, adored granna of Dimanthi and Arjuna, Angel Deshanthi, Randilini and Ruvindi and great grandmother of Avisha. She was the daughter of late Reverend F.R.E. and Beryl Mendis and sister of late Chrisantha. Her remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Thursday 20th October 2016 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall, Holy Emmanuel church, Moratuwa Service at 4.30 p.m. and burial thereafter. No flowers by request. No. 80/5B, Layard’s Road, Colombo 5.        146497

JAYAWARDENA – SHRIMALI – Loving wife of Dr. Kingsley Jayawardena, mother of Walter Thusitha and Anthony Surath, loving daughter of Mrs. Anne Tissera, passed away after a brief illness. Remains lie at “Bene Shanthi”, Kolinjadiya, Wennappuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 22nd of October for Burial at 4.00 p.m. family Burial Ground at Dematapitiya.               146506

UDALAGAMA – CHANDRA LLYN – Devoted husband of Prema, beloved father of Chandrika and Himali, father-in-law of Lasika Seneviratne and Melville Shanmugaratnam, adored grandfather of Chantelle, Ternelle, Shamilka and Shayana, loving brother of Srima Madugalle and Chintha Neangoda, passed away peacefully on the 16th October in Melbourne, Australia. Funeral will be held on the 20th October in Melbourne. May he attain the Nibbana.                146119

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