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Obituaries: October 30 (Sunday)

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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 23 (Sunday)

Posted on 23 October 2016 by admin

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 Section). 149064

LUCY VITTACHI Our mum passed away on the 23rd of October 2016, aged 86. Mum was loved. She was a devoted wife and mother, a beloved mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother, a treasured sister and friend and a good servant of the Lord. Her funeral will be on Tuesday 25th October 2016, Mum will receive visitors from Monday 24th from 9 a.m. at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour 4. Her rites will be said at 2.30 pm. on Tuesday 25th, the cortege will leave at 3 p.m. for burial at Mount Lavinia Cemetery at 4 p.m. From her children: Geraldine (Dina) & Stephen, Brian, Gordon & Daisy, Norman & Virginia, Sandy & Yogi, Lenny & Sharmaline, Tanie & Thayalan, Tracey & Heshan. And her grandchildren Hans & Clare, Audrey & Noel, Natasha, Peter and Rochelle, Milindra, Asela, Shaenali, Avinash, Joshua, Sandesh, Mishani, Nilesh and Daniel and great grandchildren Harry and Hayley . 149089


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Obituaries: October 16 (Sunday)

Posted on 16 October 2016 by admin

SILVAPULLE – FLORIE (Nee FERNANDO) – (Retired teacher). Beloved wife of late Rex Silvapulle, darling eldest daughter of late Leo and Mary Fernando, loving mother of late Gerald Silvapulle, late Wing Commander Tyrone Silvapulle PWV RWP RWP (ex Air Force), Roshini Kularatne (Canada), Nirosha Gomez (Commercial Bank) and Shanalie Silva (Lanka Equities), mother-in-law of Lakshmi, Nilma, Asitha, Ronald and Channa, loving sister of Ethel (ex Bank of Ceylon), late Joe, Cyril, Imelda, Stanley and Peter Paul, passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 247/1, Kadawatha Road, Ragama. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 17th October 2016 for burial at St. Peter and Paul Church Cemetery, Ragama at 4.00 p.m. 145313

Death Acknowledgements

DE SILVA – JAYANTHA – Husband of Dharshana wish to express her deep gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses and support staff of Asiri Central Hospital, Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, Certis Nursing & Emergency Care, for the medical care & assistance prvoided during his illness. Dharshana also wishes to extend her heartfelt thanks to the Clergy, dearest friends, relatives & colleageus in Sri Lanka & Overseas with generous donations for medical expenses, the Management & Staff of Singapore Airlines and Ally Weerasinghe & Co. All those assisted her in countless ways during this period of sorrow. Dharshana regrets her inability to convey her thanks individually. # 115/15, School Lane, Kalalgoda, Pannipitiya. 142535

JAYASINHE – MRS PADMINI PETHIYAGODA – I wish to thank the Clergy, Officers and other ranks of the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, The Commander, Officers and Sailors of the Sri Lanka Navy, Officers of the Sri Lanka Air Force, President and Members of the Hillwood College Past Pupils’ Association Colombo Branch, Medical Staff of Nawaloka Hospital, President and Members of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management, relations, neighbours and friends who helped in numerous ways, attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence and floral tributes. Regret inability to thank each and everyone individually. Harshini Jayasinhe – Daughter 20A, Joseph Fraser Road, Colombo 5. 144953

RIENZIE C. MORAES – The family members of the late Rienzie C. Moraes wish to express their gratitude and sincere thanks to Rev. Father, Rev. Sister, Doctors and staff of Ave Maria Hospital, Negombo, friends and relatives for their presence, flowers and messages of condolence and for the support provided in numerous ways. We sincerely regret our inability to thank them individually. Lavinia, Roshan, Dagmar, Philip, Luca and Marlene. 35, Rukmani Devi Mw., Negombo. 143610

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Obituaries: October 9 (Sunday)

Posted on 09 October 2016 by admin

BALACHANDRA – JOSEPH PATRICK of Matale (Retired Teacher – St. Thomas’ College, Matale, B.M.S. Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Matale and Vivekananda College, Colombo 13). Beloved husband of the late Celine Agnes, loving father of Indra Fernando, The late Shanthi Villavarayen, Manjula Villavarayen and Pradeep (Oman), father-in-law of Joseph Fernando (J.P. Fernando & Sons), the late Anton Villavarayen, Rajan Villavarayen and Ajani Balachandra (Oman), brother of the late Thimothy Balachandra, Florence Britto and Bernard Balachandra (Australia), brother-in-law of Jasmine Balachandra, the late Besky Britto and Magdalene Balachandra (Australia), much loved grandfather of Dinesh Fernando (J.P. Fernando & Sons), Anusha Elayaperuma (Australia), Dilusha Rayen (Australia), Cynthia (Legancy Health Pvt Ltd), Santhosh and Sadhana Rayen and Kenishaa and Krishan Balachandra (Oman), great-grandfather of Rishon Elayaperuma. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour, Borella. Viewing from Sunday 9th October 2016 from 4.00 p.m. onwards. Cortege leaves for burial at General Cemetery Borella on Monday 10th October 2016 at 4.00 p.m. 141534 

DE MEL – SUNIL – Called to rest with Jesus. Loving husband of Erani, father of Sanjeewa & Samanthi, Sajith & Thilini, grandfather of Sarah & Thimothy, son of Winnie & Annette, brother of Priscilla de Mel. Service of Thanksgiving and burial at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa 10th October 2016, 4.15 p.m. 141497 

DHARMAKAN CATHERINE (Unghie). – Beloved daughter of late Mr and Mrs. S. Dharmakan, sister of Denis (Rani), Christie, Alphonso, Capt. Stephen, Capt Derrick, and late Francis, Bobby, Reggie, sister-in-law of Capt. Delano, Clara, Charlotte, Beni, Anna, late Philomina and Grace, loving aunt of Drushan (Marine Engineer), Dr. Marylou, Dr. Berni, Charmaine, Dr. Christobel, Cheryl, Rohan, Tanuja, Ravi and Niranjan, loving grandaunt of Abigail and Aurorra. Cortege leaves residence 57, Alwis Place, Kotahena, Colombo 13 on Monday the 10th Oct. 3.30 p.m. for burial at Roman Catholic Section of Madampitiya, Mutwal. 141495 

HERATH – NIHAL (Consultant to Ministry of Education; Former Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Education, President, Polgolla National College of Education, Retired Principal of Kingswood College and Dharmaraja College, Kandy) – Beloved husband of Srima (Retired Vice Principal of Pushpadana Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy and Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo); father of Ranil (USA), Sreemali (Postgraduate Institute for English) and Dylani (USA); brother of Amai and Rani and late Lal; father-in-law of Shamindra Amarasekera, Sankajaya Nanayakkara and Anosha Kumara; brother-in-law of Padmasiri, Daisy, Kusum, Ashoka, Anura, Sarath, Shantha and Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara (MP) and Mrs Wasanthi Nanayakkara, passed away. Cremation at Mahaiyawa Crematorium on Sunday 9th at 3.00 p.m. 155, Dharmasoka Mawatha, Kandy.140354 

PACKEER ALLY – HAJIANI GNEI FARINA passed away peacefully on 12th September, 2016. (Hadji Festival day). Janaza took place the following day to Akbar Town Mosque burial ground. Beloved loving wife of Alhaj Naleer Packeer Ally, loving mother of Hafiel, Rylwan, Hajiani Muffliha Amith, Fazil, mother-in-law of Sherifa, Shanaz, Shifani and late Tito Amith, grandmother of Shaymila, Hafiela, Rishana, Shahirul, Fazeena, Raihan and Zaffran, sister-in-law of Sithi Laila Jainudeen and Sithi Kadhija Noor Ahamath. “May Allah bless everyone who attended the Janaaza and helped us in many ways, Ameen !!. No. 225/2, Bandaranayake Mawatha, Hunupitiya, Wattala.138574 

RODRIGO – DOREEN – Beloved wife of late Dennis, loving mother of Shanika, Dinesh and Sheahan, mother-in-law of Tikiri Meedeniya, Shinali and Nirupama, beloved grandmother of Selaka, Thulith, Tharika, Thisura, Nevinka, Amanya and Leshem, sister of late Philomena, late Bernadette, Annette, late Aquinas, Innocence and Gregory. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour, Mount Lavinia. Cortege leaves at 4 p.m. on 9th October for burial at Mount Lavinia General Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section). 23, De Alwis Place, Dehiwala. 141514

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Obituaries: October 2 (Sunday)

Posted on 02 October 2016 by admin

FERNANDO – ESTAKE MARTIN Beloved husband of late Metilda Fernando, brother of late Simon Fernando (Golden Restaurant), loving father of Miriam, Robert (Rufina Exports), Julian (USA), Prince (Mclean Printers), Cecilia and father-in-law of late Raj (India), Cynthia, Shanthi (USA), Neomi and Joe Pasangha (Oriental Travels), Beloved grandfather of Merlyn, Terrence Peiris, Merisha, Jassica, Ronan, Kezia, Asnee, Jehan, Nitesh and Jason, great grandfather of Spensley and Anya. Cortege leaves residence 206, Pickerings Road, Colombo 13 on Monday 03.10.2016 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Kanatte R.C. Section, Borella. 137616 

HAJIANI GNEI FARINA AHAMATH PACKEER ALLY, passed away peacefully on 21st September 2016 (Hadji Festival day). Beloved wife of Alhaj Naleer Packeer Ally, loving mother of Hafiel, Rylwan, Hajiani Muffliha Amith, Fazil, mother-in-law of Sherifa, Shanaz, Shifani, mother-in-law of late Tito Amith, grandmother of Shaymila, Hafila, Rishana, Shahirul, Ishaan, Ishanee, Dilshan, Fazeena, Raihan, Zaffran, sister-in-law of Laila Jainudeen Noor Ahamath.225/2, Bandaranayake Mawatha, Hunupitiya, Wattala. 134675 

JANSEN, ELISABETH (Elsie) – Wife of late Benedict Jansen, beloved mother of Tecla, Anton, Merl, Rita and Peter, mother-in-law of Emil, Pearl, Vijitha, Sunil and Mallika, grandmother of Nalin, Santhush, Merril, Teena, Sanduni, Sumudu, Roshan, Chanaka and Suranga, great grandmother of Dean. Service was held at Raddolugama Church on 1st October followed by burial at Muthuwadiya Cemetery. 137097 

MARAMBE – MADURAWATHI MARALIYA KUMARIHAMI – Daughter of late M.B. Maraliya Korale Mahattaya of Kiriella and late Ran Menike Maraliya Kumarihami, beloved wife of late Godwin Marambe, loving mother of Chitrangani, Kanthi, Nissanka, Kuda Bandara, Kolitha, Chandrika, Chandraguptha, late Rohan and of Neranjani, loving mother-in-law of Sripal, late Percy, Iromi, Kumari, Amitha, Kahanda and Anura, passed away on 11th September 2016 and was cremated on 12th September 2016. Maraliya Walawwa, Kiriella. 134282 

NAVARATNARAJAH – RUDRAKODEESWARAN – (Retd. Deputy General Manager N.S.B. Bank – Head Office) – Son of late Arumugam Navaratnarajah and late Mrs. Sironmani Navaratnarajah of Nallur, son-in-law of late Dr. Elayathambi Ratnasingham and Mrs. Selvarani Ratnasingham of Colombo, beloved husband of Sakunthala, father of Janahan (USA), Mehala (UK), Manjula (Australia), father-in-law of Kalaichchelvi (USA), Dr. Manimohan (UK), Dr. Karunakaran (Australia), brother of Yasodharadevi (Australia), Subathradevi, Sivakumaran, Koushyalyadevi and Radhadevi (UK), brother-in-law of late C. Thyagarajah, late S. Sivanayagam, Ahilandeswary, late T Thetchanamoorthy, late V. Rajaratnam and R Selvarajan (UK), grandfather of Kothai, Umai, Mathumitha, Mathura & Yaarthana, expired on 28th September 2016. His remains lie at No. 42A, Dr. E A Cooray Mawatha, Colombo 06. The Hindu Ceremony will start around 2 p.m. on 2nd of October and cortege leaves his residence around 3.30 p.m for cremation at Borella Hindu Crematorium at 5.00 p.m. 137589 

SENANAYAKE – CRESSIDA CARMEN (Retired Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Human Rights Commission). Wife of late Dharmasena, beloved mother of Manjie, Harshana, Chamath, Linda and Sujani, grandmother of Shenal and Amy Cressida, sister of Daphne and late Tissa. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 3rd October for cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 3.00 p.m.137235

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Obituaries: Sept. 25 (Sunday)

Posted on 24 September 2016 by admin

EKANAYAKE – KIRI BANDA – The family of Mr. Kiri Banda Ekanayake (KB), born 4th October 1926 of Matale, wish to announce that KB passed away peacefully on 5th September 2016 at Asiri Surgical Hospital, Colombo. KB joined the Ceylon Civil Service in 1960, and served as a senior diplomat in a number of foreign postings until his retirement in 1981. KB is remembered by his wife – Nanda, children – Kirti, Senarath, Asoka, Visaka and grandchildren – Katherine, Samantha, Nicholas, Jarryd, Avantika and Avindra. KB in the last years of his life came to the realisation that death is a normal part of the wheel of life, and requested a “no fuss” end. In keeping with his wishes, his body was donated for research to the Medical Faculty of the Colombo University, with no funeral service being held. We wish to thank Dr. Vajira Senaratne for his care and concern, the staff and management of Cinnamon Grove Retirement Home in Bandaragama and the staff at Asiri Surgical Hospital, for their professionalism, care and comfort. We also wish to thank all those who helped us in numerous ways and shared our grief during this difficult time. 133139


DE SILVA – W.M. CLARENCE (Proprietor of Lakmini Jewellers & Gemray (Pvt) Ltd). Dearly beloved husband of Kalyani, father of late Prasanna, Jeevani, grandfather of Yoshini, Nipun, Tharin & Yasith, father-in-law of Mahes, brother of late Stanley, Felix, Collin, late Eric & Gladys, Matilda, Colvin, Doreen, late Roland, Rohini. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 25th September 2016 for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4.30 p.m. No. 25/2, Police Park Avenue, Colombo 05. 133302 

MADANAYAKE – CHANDRA – Beloved husband of Helan (Registrar of Marriages, Principal, Little Flower Nursery), father of Gamini (Madanayake Battery Works), Chamari (S&C Latex Pvt Ltd), Darshani, Dushanthi (White Flower Cakes), father-in-law of Thusitha, Sarath, Titus (Wijerathna Dental), Johnty, brother of Sirima Abeygunaseka, late Sumithra, Thilak and Loyed, grandfather of Buddhisha, Himash (Bettans Pvt Ltd), Romane, Chapa (Blue Mountain), Ravindi, Memantha, Malintha (Nalanda College), Ama, Vimukthi (Lyceum), brother-in-law of Lakshman (USA), Indira, Chintha, Deepika (Deepika Gunasekara Beauty Salon), Bimal (Universal Battery Works), Gemunu (Universal Tyre Service), expired. Remains lie at No.9, Mayfield Rd, Kotahena (0112-431715). Cortege leaves on Monday 26th September 2016 at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at Borella Crematorium at 4.30 p.m. 133792 

MUTTUTHAMBY – RAJALAKSHMY – Beloved daughter of late Mudliyar Chellappah Muttuthamby and late Nagamma Muttuthamby, passed away peacefully on the 15th of September 2016. A private funeral was held in Kandy on the 17th. Sita Abeytunge -T P: 081-2385495. 133689 

RATNAYAKE – MICHAEL (Mike) – called peacefully to rest on 13th September 2016. Husband of Ayomi, beloved father of Jade and Kate, loving son of the late Arthur and Gwendolyn Ratnayake, cherished brother of late Aloy and Terrance, brother of Margie, Agnus, Emma, Cynthia, Ranjith and Veronica, brother-in-law of late Rita, Sana, Susantha and Gerald (Gerry), brother-in-law of Patricia, Merna, Crystal and Lal, son-in-law of Vasanthi Rajapakse, brother-in-law of Sekara and Manori. Funeral took place in Brisbane on 20th of September 2016. Address: Ms. Ayomi Ratnayake, 120, Hilder Road, The Gap, Brisbane, Queensland – 4061, Australia. Telephone : 0061733009102 E-mail : 

SCHOKMAN – CLIFFORD, at rest with Jesus. Beloved father of Jerome (UAE), brother of Alex (deceased) and Dawn (USA), father-in-law of Nafisa (UAE), grandfather of Isabelle and Elizabeth (UAE), loving son of George and Vera (deceased). Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Monday 26th September from 10.00 a.m. Cortege leaves the parlour on same day after service at 3.30 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery (General Christian Section), Borella.133795 

SEKARAM – MRS. MAHES – Wife of the late T.K. Sekaram, loving mother of Deepa, Mano and Mohan (Cuckoo), mother-in-law of Suji, Githa and Sashi and beloved grandmother of Sharanya, Niran, Varsha, Urvashi, Madhavi and Anjali, passed away on the 20th of September in Sydney, Australia. The funeral was held on the 24th of September in Sydney, Australia. 133093 

THIRUCHELVAM – V.V. – (Retired Postmaster and Translator – Indian High Commission, Colombo) of Daya Road, Wellawatte. Beloved husband of Thavamani Devy & loving father of Dr. Kariharan (Neuro Scientist, USA), Bhavatharini (UK), Thirukkumaran (Engineer – Singapore), Kunrakkumaran (Engineer – Singapore), passed away on 21.09.2016. Remains lie at Mahinda Florist, Mt. Lavinia from 9.00 a.m. on 25.09.2016 and cortege leaves at 1.30 p.m. for cremation at Public Cemetery, Mt. Lavinia. 133249 

VIDANAGE – SARATH – Beloved husband of Linda, much loved father of Sharmain, Srima, Stuwert and Heidi, brother of (late) Shanthi, (late) Sujatha, Kusum, Sudantha, Asoka, Saliya and Mala, passed away on 15th August, 2016. The funeral and cremation were conducted in accordance with Buddhist practices. Linda Vidanage, 3897 Aldo Court, Soquel CA 95073, USA. Telephone : 831 247 6107. 130123 

WICKRAMASINGHE – ZEENIYA – (Staff Sussex College, Badulla). Dearly beloved wife of Charitha (Sampath Bank, Regional Office, Badulla), loving mother of Deneth (Student Uva College) and Onethmi (Student Viharamaha Devi Balika M.V.), daughter of Shirani Perera (Staff I Gate College, Talawatugoda, daughter-in-law of Ian (SYIS) and Mallika Wickramasinghe of Uduwara, Hali Ela, sister-in-law of Ruvini Wickramasinghe (Staff Lyceum International School, Nugegoda), passed away on 14th September 2016 after a brief illness. Burial took place on 16th September 2016 at General Cemetery, Badulla. Friends and relations please accept this intimation. 15B, Water Tank Road, Hindagoda, Badulla.131448 

WIJEYESEKERA – SWEENITHA (nee DE SOYSA) of No. 17, Uyana Road, Moratuwa passed away on 8.9.16 and was cremated on 9.9.2016. She was the beloved wife of late Tissaka (TCM), loving mother of Tara, Sharmini and Shan, sister of Dr. Nallini Alwis, late Manel de Mel and Dr. Nirmala Dale, mother-in-law of Kishani and grandmother of Hashane, Krishan and Nathaneal. The family members wish to thank the medical team who attended to her and all those who attended the funeral and sent condolence messages. 133121

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Obituaries: Sept. 18 (Sunday)

Posted on 18 September 2016 by admin

PERERAPULLE – ANNESLEY. At Rest with Jesus. (Proprietor of Afracy Printers and Joseph M. Enterprises). Beloved husband of Chandrani (Retired Bank of Ceylon, presently St. Benedict’s College), loving father of Ruwantha (Afracy Printers), Marie Ruwangika (Mobitel), Ruvendra (Brandix), Rushantha (Nations Trust Bank), father-in-law of Prashadhi (Brandix), grandfather of Evin, brother of Joyce, late Felicia, Kingsley, brother-in-law of Neville, Erma, Malcolm, late Tula, late Noel, Charmienne, late Merril, Ranjit and Fideline. Cortege leaves residence No. 23, Capt. Kalum Rajapakse Mawatha, Wattala, on 18th September 2016 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Wattala Cemetery (R.C. Section). 129949

PIYADASA – J.D. LAKSHMAN (LUCKY). (Australia). Loving father of Prini and late Deshan, father-in-law of Carlos, precious grandfather of Anousha, Harry and Sonny (all of Australia), much loved brother of Wijayalatha De Soysa, Hemantha Piyadasa (UK), late Badra Ransi (UK) and Nalini Thilakaratne, expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella on Sunday 18th September at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella Crematorium at 5.00 p.m. 128062

MALA JEYAM – Former Senior Manager of Dunamis Capital PLC (KHL) – Loving daughter of late Jeyam & Mrs. Promila Jeyam, sister of Probhath, Jeetendra, niece of Mr & Mrs Shanthikuma, late Blossom, late Sree & Mrs Sree (Aus), Mr & Mrs Parameswaran (Daisy), cousin of Dinesha (USA), Kumar (Qtr), Roshan (USA), Shivathmiha (Aus), Vithusha & Vijayalan, loving aunt of Ranshika (USA) and Neriah, passed away. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour, Mount Lavinia and the cortege leaves parlour at 4.00 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery, Mount Lavinia on 19th Sep. 2016 (Anglican Section). 130093

SCHOKMAN – SHEILA nee FERREIRA. Safe in the Arms of Jesus, passed away on 14th Sept. in Brisbane. Dearly beloved wife of (late) Lionel, St. Clair Schokman (brother Carlo), mother of Ricky, Tony, Joseph Adriana, Yvonne (Australia), John (France) and Egerton (Sri Lanka), mother-in-law of Estelle, Peg, Bernie Chandana, Basheer and Jen. Further info, contact family Brisbane. 128507

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Obituaries: Sept. 11 (Sunday)

Posted on 11 September 2016 by admin

REV. SR. LEONI SILVA called to eternal rest. Funeral Mass on Sunday, 11th September, at 3.00 p.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery, Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate, 90/1, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07. 127106

FERNANDO – SHANTHA (Managing Director of F.M. Trading, Japan), son of the late Mr & Mrs P.C.S. Fernando of Dehiwala, beloved husband of late Sriyani Fernando, father of Thushara, Nishara, Muditha, Nadeera and Mahimie, father-in-law of Kosala, Damayanthi, Apsara, Ranmali and Mina, expired. Cremation on 11th (Sunday) September at 5 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery. Cortege leaves at 4 p.m. 19/1, De Mel Road, Uyana, Moratuwa. TP. 2647399.125324 

GUNASEKERA – GERARD PALITHA – (Founder of Friends Organization). Safe in the Arms of Jesus, passed away on the 4th of September in Sydney, Australia. Dearly beloved son of late Major A.J. Gunasekera & survived by Winniefreeda Gunasekera, loving brother of Annette, Stanley, Bernadette, Rita, Ranjit, Damayanthi, Douglas and Lalith, bro-in-law of Gamini Herath, Nalaka Perera and Sis-in-law to Ajantha (Sydney), Sheila, Padmini and Sumithra (Colombo). The viewing will be held on 16th September at Guardian Funerals, First Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148. The Mass will be held on 17th September at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Greystanes NSW 2145 at 10.30 a.m. and Cortege leaves for burial at Castlebrook, Rousehill NSW at 12.30 p.m. 126922 

KUMARASINGHAM – NAGANATHER SENATHIRAJAH – Dearly loved husband of Priya and loving father of Dharmini, Sanjay and Janani, father-in-law of Karthik, Ruhee and Glen, loved brother of Saraswathi, Kamala and Bala, passed away peacefully in Wellington, New Zealand on 27th August 2016. 125436 

PUVIRAJASINGHE – (PUVI) – WILMA VYONNI (Nee DE WAAS) – Husband of Douglas (Duggie), mother of Glen and Melinda, mother-in-law of Thilini and Timothy, grandmother of Leon and Leanna, sister of Rosemary and Walter, expired. Funeral on Sunday 11.9.2016. Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. for Service at St. Mary’s Church, Nayakakanda and thereafter burial at Nayakakanda Catholic Burial Grounds. Res. No. 11/32, Weliamuna Road, Hendala, Wattala. 127077

RITA PERERA (nee DE SILVA) – In the heavenly abode of her Creator, beloved daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Valentine and Mabel de Silva, everloving wife of Robinson (Ex-Irrigation Dept. Hydrology), dearly beloved mother of Shanaka (Actg. Head of Treasury – Chief Dealer, Seylan Bank) and Shalini, beloved sister of Titus, Sr. Thecla, RGS, Kingsley, Dunstan, Lakshmi and Nihal (Australia), beloved mother-in-law of Ruvani (Ex-Seylan Bank), dearest grandmother of Mahima and Shanuk. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. for interment at St. Mary’s Church, Peliyagoda burialgrounds. (251/6, Waragoda Road, Kelaniya). 127097

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Obituaries: Sept. 04 (Sunday)

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ABEYSEKERA – FREDA MENDIS – Beloved wife of late Advocate W.E.M. Abeysekera, mother of Dr. Vasantha, Dr. Shriya, Dr. Sudantha and Yoga, mother-in-law of Ashoka, Prasanna, Saumya and Kamal, grandmother of Venuri and Jorg, Randulah and Pasan, Nandoun, Kemith, Navodi and Chethana, Nirmali, Deelaka, Nuwanthi, Arosh, Lucksith, Lihini and Rukmal, expired on 19th August 2016. All of us convey our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Maha Sangha of Vajiraramaya and Meththaramaya, Col. 4, Reverend Father Felician Ranjith Perera, Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya, relatives, friends and others who attended the funeral, sent flowers, condolence messages and assisted us in many ways. 43D, Lauries Road, Colombo 4. Email : May she attain Nibbana. 122396

DE SILVA – MAJOR DERRICK (Rtd.) Beloved husband of late Ranjini and Lakshmi, loving father of Shamila and Nilakshi, father-in-law of Anuja and Chamath, dearest brother of late Trixie and late Dulcie. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 4th September at 3.15 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m. 123042 

JAYATHILAKA – J.S. (Retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Dept. & Police Narcotics Bureau), passed away. Cremation on Sunday 04.09.2016 at 3.00 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella. Cortege leavesNo. 65/13, Senasuma Mawatha, (near Delpe Junction), Kadawatha Road, Ragama at 2.00 p.m. 123328 

NICHOLASPILLAI – Dr. ANTHONIPILLAI – Dr. Anthonipillai Nicholaspillai, of Sillalai, Jaffna, passed away on 15/08/2016 in London. Beloved husband of Dr. Olivet (nee Kanagasuntherie). Beloved son of late Mr and Mrs Anthonipillai, son-in-law of late Mr and Mrs. Kanagasuntherie, loving brother of late Rosammah, Fatima Pushpam, Eugene Vasanthi, Joseph Marianayagam, late J. William Milton, late Anton Varatharajah and Noel Ragunathan, brother-in-law of Indra, Gnanam, Ida, Anne, Mohan, late Helen Mary, Regis, Karunakaram, Mahilvathy, Selvathy, Bessi, Martha, Shanthi and Ein. Funeral will take place on 6th September 2016 in London. Dr. Olivet Nicholaspillai – London +4420836024477. 122119 

WEKUNAGODA – SHANTHA of Wekunagoda, Galle. Beloved husband of Champa Hapuarachchi, father of Naveen (Hirdaramani Company) and Chaya, expired. Cremation on Sunday 4th at 3.00 p.m. at the Dadalla Cemetery. TP. 091-2223742. 122863

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Obituaries: August 28 (Sunday)

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GUNAWARDENE – DR SUNEETHA (nee CUMARANATUNGE). (Consultant Anaesthetist, GHC). Dearly beloved wife of late Dr Saw Gunawardene, (Consultant Surgeon, SJHS), loving mother of Dr Nilmini and Lalith, grandmother of Himali, Akila and Avishka, mother-in-law of late Dr Roshan Wijeratne, sister of late Gaya and of Chandra, Indra, Sujatha, Padman, Chula, expired. Cremation on Sunday 28th August at 3.00 p.m. at Borella Kanatte. Viewing from Saturday 27th August. Cortege leaves from Jayaratne Parlour. 119103 

RODRIGO – MURIEL GETSAMANI (nee GEORGE). (Sydney, Australia). Beloved wife of late Joe, loving mother of Jeremy, Russell and Geraldine, much loved mother-in-law of Eisvaree, Savithri and Lalantha, much adored and loved grandmother of Jerome, Ramon, Raminda, Thilini, Kishani and Joseph, sister of Sheila, Shelton, Percy, Godwin, Douglas, Mani (all deceased), Marina and Celine, sister-in-law of Dennis Dharmadasa, Anne, Helen, Johnny Fernando, Philip Jayasuriya (all deceased) & of Ena, Rita, Edward Arambawella, and Nicholas Rodrigo, Mercia Tavarayan, Basil & Marcelline Rodrigo (all deceased) and Patricia Casie Chitty, passed away peacefully on Saturday 20th August 2016. Funeral Service Monday 29th August 2016, 11.00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 1 Beaconsfield Street, Revesby, NSW 2212. Jeremy: Russell: 22, Milperra Road, Revesby, NSW 2212, Australia. 116099



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