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Obituaries: August 12 (Wed)

Posted on 11 August 2015 by admin

REV. SR. WILFRED MARIE COORAY called to Eternal Rest. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 12th August, at 3.30 p.m. Burial at R.C. Cemetery, Wennappuwa. Holy Family Convent, Wennappuwa.122421

ANDREW GORDON TAYLOR (Ceylon Tea Trails). Beloved eldest son of the late George Hamilton and Sinnamma Taylor, husband of Irma, darling dada of Lorna-Jean, loved brother of Peter and Yvonne, brother-in-law of Sylvia and Tyronne Ebert and loved uncle of Ian and Steve Ebert. He passed away on the morning of Monday the 10th of August 2015. Remains lie at Enoka Funeral Parlour, Dimbulla Road, Hatton. Burial and service will take place on Wednesday the 12th of August at three o’clock in the afternoon at Warleigh Church, Dickoya. 122237

COLOMBAGE – MYRA nee PINTO – Beloved wife of late Freddy Colombage, mother of Rohan, Hiran, Nilakshi, Krishani, mother-in-law of Lakmalee, Sampath and Suresh, sister of Xenia Sheila, Valencia and Paul, grandmother of Ronali, Nilanka, Lakitha, Nimeshi and Shenali, great grandmother of Netaniya and Revon, expired. Remains presently lying at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves parlour on 12th August at 3.30 p.m. for Service at Christ Church, Mission Road, Kotte. Burial at Church grounds. 122066

JAYAWARDANA – MRS. PADMINI, Beloved wife of late Mr.David Appuhamy, (Retied Sergeant Major, Sri Lanka Army), Precious mother of Sarath, Swarna, Upul, Nandana, Anosha and Inoka. Loving grand mother of Thanuja, Sathushka, Shanika, Pravindra, Sameen and Sarah. Expired Funeral will take place at 6.00p.m. on Wednesday, the 12th, at General Cemetery, Erawwala. No.613/2/B, Araliyapura, Erewwala. 122352

JEYABALAN – MRS. M.K. NAMALI. Beloved wife of P.V. Jeyabalan, loving mother of Nissanka, Sri Devi, Irushan, Nilaksha, loving daughter of late M.K. Dhanoris Appu and Misinona of Liyanagewatte, Athuraliya, Akuressa, loving mother-in-law of popular Singer Chandana Liyanarachchi, sister of late Siripala, Lalitha, Wijeweera, Rupangani and Kanthi, expired. Funeral takes place at Borella Kanatte at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 12.08.2015. Bereaved family members. V. Jeyabalan, Nadheeshan Car Sale, No. 17, St. Peter’s Place, Bambalapitiya. 0777328634. 122640

LIYANAGE – PROF. UDITHA. Son of late Nandapala Liyanage and Nanda, beloved husband of Sriyani, loving father of Chaturi, son-in-law of late Sirimanna Hettige and Prema, brother of Deepani and Dhammika and brother-in-law of Rohinth, Menaka, Ramya & Sharm, Saro & Rohan, Sanath & Minaka. Cremation on 12th August, Wednesday at Borella, Kanatta at 5 p.m. Cortege leaves residence 35, St. Stephen’s Mawatha, Rajagiriya at 1.00 p.m. to Postgraduate Institute of Management, Colombo 8. From 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The body will be at PIM to pay last respects. 122195

MATARA ARACHCHI – MRS. MALLIKA INDUMATHIE DEDDUWA KUMARA. Beloved wife of late businessman Wijaya Hendrick Matara Arachchi, loving mother of Sepalika (France), Ranjith (France), Sarath (France), Dayashantha, Uthpala (UK) and Deepika (France), expired. Cremation takes place at the Mount Lavinia Public Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 13th August. “Carolinton”, No. 308, Katubedda, Moratuwa. 122270

MR. NIRMALA JAYATHILAKA (Retired Engineer-Walker & Sons pvt Ltd, Colombo 03), Loving husband of shirlene pathirana, loving father of pushpika jayathilaka (Adelanka pvt Ltd, -Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02) & Deshika jayathilaka (Lycem international school-Wattala) father in low of Lahiru Ganegoda. Cremation will take place at 3.00 pm on 12th August 2015 at Hunipitiya cemetery Wattala. 430, Maldeniya Mw, Gonawala, Kelaniya. 122476

PERERA – LORNA (retired Teacher) Safely in the Arms of Jesus. Wife of late Watson Perera, beloved mother of Trevine and of late Sherryl, mother-in-law of Nirmala (Farm House Pharmacy Mt Lavinia), grandmother of Treshani (USA), Trehan (NDB), Shenika (Unilever) and Trenal, sister of Errol Fernando, Eunice, Assuntha, Perpetua (USA), Clauda and of late Clare Fernando, aunt of Rosario Mendis (Lyceum Panadura) & Ishani, Roncalli (Abudhabi) & Roshini, Ramona (OLV Moratuwa) & Raja, grand aunt of Natasha, Roshali and Roshen. Cortege leaves residence “Avalon” 11/1, First Lane Uyana Moratuwa on 12th August 2015 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church Lunawa. 122098

PERERA – REGGIE, At Rest with Jesus. Son of late Herbert and Lily, beloved husband of Manel, loving father of Hasantha, Mudith & Saminda, father-in-law of Dinusha, brother of Padma, late Ranjit and of Indrani, brother-in-law of Anthony, Irene, Sarath, Sunil, Gamini, late Nalini and of Jayanthi. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour, Borella. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 12th August for Cremation at the General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m. 122537

SATHIAPAMA GUNASINGHAM – Beloved wife of late C. Gunasingham (Sri Lanka Foreign Service), loving mother of Suresh, Hari and Sharmila, dearest mother-in-law of Veena and Vani, darling grandmother of Radha, Sadhana, Amresh, Anushka, Sandeep, Krithika, Jehan, Vibhanshu and Sivarajan, darling great grandmother of Gajan and loving sister of Srikanthan, Wijayaletchimi, Chandrakanthan and Thigalmathy departed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on 11th August 2015. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on 12th August 2015 at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at the General Cemetery Kanatte at 3.30 p.m. 122535

WETTASINHA – FRANCIS STEPHEN PIERIS (Retired Senior Superintendent of Police C.I.D. and Manager Security and Safety Air Lanka). Beloved husband of Lorna, son of late Mudaliyar Stephen Pieris Wettasinha and Mary Kulatunga, loving father of Prasanna, Marie, Sobani and Sujeewa, father-in-law of Geetha, Mario Saparamadu and Malini, brother of Leslie and late Phillip and Marie, beloved grandfather of Rudy, Maritana, Samantha, Maria, Alexandra, Sarala, Prasanga, Anoushka and Senuri. Cortege leaves residence No. 482/2, Wettasinha Gardens, Kotte Road, Pita Kotte at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 15th August for Burial at General Cemetery Borella (R.C. Section) at 4.00 p.m. 122534.

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Obituaries: August 11 (Tuesday)

Posted on 10 August 2015 by admin

ANDREW GORDON TAYLOR (Ceylon Tea Trails). Beloved eldest son of the late George Hamilton and Sinnamma Taylor, husband of Irma, darling dada of Lorna-Jean, loved brother of Peter and Yvonne, brother-in-law of Sylvia and Tyronne Ebert and loved uncle of Ian and Steve Ebert. He passed away on the morning of Monday the 10th of August 2015. Remains lie at Enoka Funeral Parlour, Dimbulla Road, Hatton. Burial and service will take place on Wednesday the 12th of August at three o’clock in the afternoon at Warleigh Church, Dickoya. 122237

COLOMBAGE – MYRA nee PINTO. Beloved wife of late Freddy Colombage, mother of Rohan, Hiran, Nilakshi, Krishani, mother-in-law of Lakmalee, Sampath and Suresh, sister of Xenia Sheila, Valencia and Paul, grandmother of Ronali, Nilanka, Lakitha, Nimeshi and Shenali, great grandmother of Netaniya and Revon, expired. Remains presently lying at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves parlour on 12th August at 3.30 p.m. for Service at Christ Church, Mission Road, Kotte. Burial at Church grounds. 122066

JEYABALAN – MRS. M.K. NAMALI. Beloved wife of P.V. Jeyabalan, loving mother of Nissanka, Sri Devi, Irushan, Nilaksha, loving daughter of late M.K. Dhanoris Appu and Misinona of Liyanagewatte, Athuraliya, Akuressa, loving mother-in-law of popular Singer Chandana Liyanarachchi, sister of late Siripala, Lalitha, Wijeweera, Rupangani and Kanthi, expired. Funeral takes place at Borella Kanatte at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 12.08.2015. Bereaved family members. V. Jeyabalan, Nadheeshan Car Sale, No. 17, St. Peter’s Place, Bambalapitiya. 0777328634. 122276

LIYANAGE – PROF. UDITHA. Son of late Nandapala Liyanage and Nanda, beloved husband of Sriyani, loving father of Chaturi, son-in-law of late Sirimanna Hettige and Prema, brother of Deepani and Dhammika and brother-in-law of Rohinth, Menaka, Ramya & Sharm, Saro & Rohan, Sanath & Minaka. Cremation on 12th August, Wednesday at Borella, Kanatta at 5 p.m. Cortege leaves residence 35, St. Stephen’s Mawatha, Rajagiriya at 1.00 p.m. to Postgraduate Institute of Management, Colombo 8. From 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. the body will be at PIM to pay last respects. 122195

LUDOWYKE – PHOEBE (nee CHAPMAN). At rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Alois, loving mother of Nedra & Alan, mother-in-law of Rodney Van Dort (Australia) and Averil, darling grandmother of Craig & Kristine, Janine & Jonathan, much loved sister of late Douglas, Terrence, Anian, Francis & of Pamela & Annette (Canada). Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 11th August at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m. 122193

MATARA ARACHCHI – MRS. MALLIKA INDUMATHIE DEDDUWA KUMARA. Beloved wife of late businessman Wijaya Hendrick Matara Arachchi, loving mother of Sepalika (France), Ranjith (France), Sarath (France), Dayashantha, Uthpala (UK) and Deepika (France), expired. Cremation takes place at the Mount Lavinia Public Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 13th August. “Carolinton:, No. 308, Katubedda, Moratuwa. 122270

MR. C. SHANMUGANAYAGAM – (Advocate – Trustee Sri MuthuKrishna Swami Mission). Beloved husband of late Valliammaipillai of Gate Mudaliyar Canaganayagam and Nagarathina Ammal, beloved foster father of Mathaji Vithamma, brother of late Sankarakumaran, late Suriyakumaran, late Lankanayaki and Sethupillai, brother-in-law of late Kathiravelpillai, late Ambalavanar, late Thayalnayaki, beloved uncle of Sathananthan, Satchithananthan, Nirmala, Ravi, Bakthavatsalam, Darshini, Mangala, Balagangeyan, Padmanaban, Thillai, late Rameshkumar, Nandakumar, Rajkumar, Kumarasekeran, Meenalochini Gowri, passed away peacefully. Funeral rites at 131/15, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5 at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th August 2015. Cortege will leave residence at 3.45 p.m. for cremation at 4.30 p.m. at Kanatte Crematorium. 122277

PARAMESHWARAN – SHEAMALI nee DE SILVA (Formerly HNB). At rest with Jesus. Loving wife of S. Parameshwaran (HNB Head Office), precious mother of P. Dinuk (Student, S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia), loving daughter of late Samson and Sirimalee De Silva of Koralawella, Moratuwa, loving sister of Amal de Silva (Standard Chartered Bank) and Lakshani, loving daughter-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. A. Subram of Badulla, sister-in-law of Himarsha (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Lanka (Pvt) Ltd), Chamine Perera (Chamine Recording Studio), Ramesh Subram (HNB) & Suganthi Ramesh, Suresh Subram (Seylan Bank) & Kishani Suresh, expired. Funeral on Tuesday 11 August 2015. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. Service & burial at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa at 5.00 p.m. No. 59/9, Thelawala Road, Ratmalana. Mob. Param – 0777583098. 122239

PERERA – LORNA (Retired Teacher). Safely in the Arms of Jesus. Wife of late Watson Perera, beloved mother of Trevine and of late Sherryl, mother-in-law of Nirmala (Farm House Pharmacy Mt Lavinia), grandmother of Treshani (USA), Trehan (NDB), Shenika (Unilever) and Trenal, sister of Errol Fernando, Eunice, Assuntha, Perpetua (USA), Clauda and of late Clare Fernando, aunt of Rosario Mendis (Lyceum Panadura) & Ishani, Roncalli (Abudhabi) & Roshini, Ramona (OLV Moratuwa) & Raja, grand aunt of Natasha, Roshali and Roshen. Cortege leaves residence “Avalon” 11/1, First Lane Uyana Moratuwa on 12th August 2015 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church Lunawa. 122098

RODRIGO – CLOTILDA Beloved wife of Leonard Rodrigo, loving mother of Dr. Sampath (Ragama Hosp.), Ann, Shinie (George Stewarts), mother-in-law of Angeline, Anuruddha (NDB Bank), Dr. Sriyan (DMH), loving grandmother of Akash Arosha, Shanilka and Ruvindi, passed away on 10th Aug. 2015. Cortege leaves residence at No. 22/2, Saunders Place, Negombo at 2.30 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery, Kandana on 11th Aug. 2015. 122243.

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Obituaries: August 10 (Monday)

Posted on 09 August 2015 by admin

ATTYGALLA – RAJA (Ex. Planter) – Son of late Rolly & Beatrice Attygalla, beloved husband of Kusuma, loving father of Malkanthi, Rohitha & Chitrika, father-in-law of Lalantha Fernando, Ramani & Mohan De Silva, brother of late Rukmanie & Ranjith, brother-in-law of Malar, grandfather of Kishani, Sandun, Shavindri & Sakya. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 9th August from 9.00 a.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 10th August. Cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 3.00 p.m. 121979

FERNANDO – RITA ROSE (Ex. Teacher at St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04). Beloved wife of Reymond Fernando (Ex. Shipping Manager M.S. Hebtulabhoys), loving mother of Roshindri (Australia) & Premindra (UAE), mother-in-law of Gamini Silva (Australia) and Marisa, grandmother of Shavindra and Ashendra (Australia), Natalie, Rushindhri and Ashindhri, passed away. The remains will be at 78, St. Anthony’s Road, Kadalana, Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on 10th August at 3 p.m. for burial at Holy Emanuel Church Cemetery. 121954

LINDAMULAGE LAKSIRI NANDALAL DE SILVA – Old Boy of Wesley College Colombo, passed away peacefully on the 8th of August 2015. Dearly beloved son of late L. Henrey Wilson and Charlotte De Silva of Moratuwa, brother of late Niel of (UK), late Roy (Lake House) and late Donald De Silva, brother of Lalini, Dr. Sepali Wijesinghe of (UK), Arnold, Sydney of (Aramco Saudi Arabia), Sunil Anura (Tola) of UK. Funeral arrangements will be notified. For further details please contact 011-2517719 and 011-2853674. 121981

LUDOWYKE – PHOEBE (nee CHAPMAN) – At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Alois, loving mother of Nedra & Alan, mother-in-law of Rodney Van Dort (Australia) and Averil, darling grandmother of Craig & Kristine, Janine & Jonathan, much loved sister of late Douglas, Terence, Anian, Francis & of Pamela & Annette (Canada). Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 121982

WANIGARATNE – JOSEPHINE LETITIA (nee FERNANDOPULLE) – Beloved wife of late John Wanigaratne (Hatton National Bank), loving mother of Daphne, Nimal, Tyrell, Sherine, Brian and Derrick, beloved sister of late Lilly, late Therese, Joseph, Alphonso and late Robert, mother-in-law of Marcus, Shiranie, Carmanita, late James, Madonna and Dilu, sadly missed grandchildren and great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully to God’s hands. Burial at Thoppu Kochchikade Roman Catholic Cemetery on Monday 10th August 2015 at 4.00 p.m. “Helanca”, 86, Henmulla, Kochchikade. Ph. 031-2277431. Email: wanigara@yahoo.com 121925

WEERASURIYA – HARINDRANI (nee PIERIS RATNABHARATHI). Beloved wife of late Jinasome Weerasuriya (Ret. CAS, CL-1), loving mother of Pramoda (Metropolitan Office), Lavanya (Urban Development Authority), Sudhanshu (UK), loving mother-in-law of Susith Mendis (USA), Saman Dinendra (Ports Authority), Darshini (UK), loving grandmother of Medini, Narmada, Lasith, Kaveesha and Raveesha, expired. Cremation at Kirulapone Cemetery on August 10th 2015 at 4.00 p.m. Cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. 43/80, Poorvarama Mawatha, Colombo 5. (Tel: 011-2854106). 121900

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Obituaries: August 9 (Sunday)

Posted on 09 August 2015 by admin

GOONETILLEKE – LIONEL C. Consy, Dr. Anitha and family thank all our relatives friends and well-wishers for your presence and valuable assistance given at our sad time of bereavement at the loss of our loved one. 2509542. 120925

KARUNARATNE – Mrs. RUKMANI – We, the family members, wish to offer merit to the Venerable Maha Sangha for the religious services and express our sincere thanks to our friends, relations and well-wishers for their kindness and support during the bereavement of the beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We are so touched by all those who came to pay their last respects, sent condolences, floral tributes and assisted us in many ways that gave us comfort and solace during this period of sorrow. Our inability to thank you individually is deeply regretted. Tissa Karunaratne, Yuraji, Vishmi, Dhammika Attygalle, Keminda and Duminda. No.180, Yakkala Road, Gampaha. 120905.

ATTYGALLA – RAJA (Ex. Planter) – Son of late Rolly & Beatrice Attygalla, beloved husband of Kusuma, loving father of Malkanthi, Rohitha & Chitrika, father-in-law of Lalantha Fernando, Ramani & Mohan De Silva, brother of late Rukmanie & Ranjith, brother-in-law of Malar, grandfather of Kishani, Sandun, Shavindri & Sakya. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 9th August from 9.00 a.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 10th August, cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 3.00 p.m. 121977

DE ALMEIDA – MERRYL EPHRAM HENRY – At Rest with Jesus. Husband of Wivina, father of Ymara and Kshanaka, father-in-law of Dion and Kim, Seeya of Diara and Mikaela, Kaylani and Keesha, brother of late Linus and of Angela, Victorine, late Didacus and of Rexie. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 9th August. Cortege leaves Parlour at 11.30 a.m. on Monday 10th August for cremation at 12 noon at General Cemetery, Borella. 121975

FERNANDO – RITA ROSE, (Ex. Teacher at St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04). Beloved wife of Reymond Fernando (Ex. Shipping Manager M.S. Hebtulabhoys), loving mother of Roshindri (Australia) & Premindra (U.A.E.), mother-in-law of Gamini Silva (Australia) and Marisa, grandmother of Shavindra and Ashendra (Australia), Natalie, Rushindhri and Ashindhri, passed away. The remains lie at 78, St. Anthony’s Road, Kadalana, Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on 10th August at 3 p.m. for burial at Holy Emmanuel Church Cemetery. 121953

GRACE “BETSY” JEY, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. She will be deeply missed by her husband Charles, daughter Mevanthi Gayesha, sister Srima Abeyawardana, brother Lloyd Wijesinghe, sisters-in-law Concy (John Knoll), Stella (Rajalingam) and Antonette (Sinnarajah), and brother-in-law George Pillai (Carmel), pre-deceased by brothers-in-law Athur Abeyawardena and Raj Rajkumar and sister-in-law Yvonne (nee Stave), Wijesinghe. A Thanksgiving and Memorial Service was held on July 21, 2015 at York Cemetery and Visitation Centre after which her ashes were scattered among the trees according to her wishes. 119253

RETNARAJAN – MR. ARIARATNAM went home to be with His Lord and Saviour on Monday 3rd August 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved son Jehan, and his parents Mr & Mrs P.W. Ariaratnam. He is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Jeyamany Retnarajan, his daughter and son-in-law Mrs. Priya Samuel and Mr. Ranjan Samuel, and his son and daughter-in-law Mr. Prakash Retnarajan and Mrs. Pauline Retnarajan, and his grandchildren Katrina Samuel and Wilson Retnarajan. He leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law Mr. Ariaratnam Chandrarajan and Mrs. Swarna Chandrarajan, sister and brother-in-law Mrs. Sarojini Jesudasan and Dr. Rajan Jesudasan, and sister and late brother-in-law Mrs. Nalini Thevakarrunai and Mr. N.E. Thevakarrunai. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral for Mr. Retnarajan was held on Saturday 8 August, 2015. 121506

SUBAPANDITHA MAGANTHA (NANDA) nee ALUVIHARE. Daughter of late Mr & Mrs Wilmet Aluvihare, wife of late J.B. Subapanditha, mother of Dayampathi, Malathi, Palitha, Mangalika, Ajantha, Devika, Sanjeewa, mother-in-law of Jennifer, late Lionel Wedande, Anoma, late Shammi Gunawardana, Chandi, Elanko, Madu, sister of Russel, late Srimath, L.B. Aluvihare, passed away peacefully. Cremation at Borella Kanaththa on 9th at 2.00 p.m. Remains lie at Jayaratne Parlour, Borella. 121910

WANIGARATNE JOSEPHINE LETITIA (nee FERNANDOPULLE). Beloved wife of late John Wanigaratne (Hatton National Bank), loving mother of Daphne, Nimal, Tyrrell, Sherine, Brian and Derrick, beloved sister of late Lilly, late Therese, Joseph, Alphonso and late Robert, mother-in-law of Marcus, Shiranie, Carmanita, late James, Madonna and Dilu, sadly missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren, passed away peacefully to God’s hands. Burial at Thoppu Kochchikade Roman Catholic Cemetery on Monday 10th August 2015 at 4.00 p.m. “Helanca”, 86, Henmulla, Kochchikade. Ph: 031-2277431. Email : wanigara@yahoo.com. 121924

WEERASURIYA – HARINDRANI (nee PEIRIS RATNABHARATHI). Beloved wife of late Jinasome Weerasuriya (Ret. CAS, CL-1), loving mother of Pramoda (Metropolitan Office), Lavanya (Urban Development Authority), Sudhanshu (UK), loving mother-in-law of Susith Mendis (USA), Saman Dinendra (Ports Authority), Darshini (UK), loving grandmother of Medini, Narmada, Lasith, Kaveesha and Raveesha, expired. Cremation at Kirulapone Cemetery on August 10th 2015 at 4.00 p.m. Cortege leaves at 3.30 p.m. 43/80, Poorvarama Mawatha, Colombo 5. (Tel: 011-2854106). 121901

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Obituaries: August 8 (Sat)

Posted on 08 August 2015 by admin

DE ALMEIDA, MERRYL EPHRAM HENRY. At rest with Jesus. Husband of Wivina, father of Ymara and Kshanaka, father-in-law of Dion, seeya of Diara and Mikaela, Kaylani and Keesha, brother of late Linus, and of Angela, Victorine, late Didacus and of Rexie. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 121501

DE MEL – SAMPATH (Dubai) – ‘At rest with Jesus’. Beloved husband of Sarojini (Attanayake Opticians), loving father of Shashrika (Hatton National Bank) and Sharaka (Standard Chartered Bank), son of late Nihal de Mel and of Rohini, brother of Nisshanka (Solid Management Solutions), Nilane and Rangika, son-in-law of Nathan and Lynette Pakianathan, brother-in-law of Manomica (Goodhope, Carsons), Romani (Salon Romani), Randeva (Vogue Jewellers), late Ranjan (Sri Lanka Air Force) and of Lakshman (Macro Auto Tech) and Nilanthi (Metropolitan), died under tragic circumstances in Dubai. Cortege leaves residence 54, De Mel Road, Laxapathiya, Moratuwa on 8th August 2015 at 3.30 p.m. for funeral service at Methodist Church, Lunawa, Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m. and thereafter for burial at the Holy Emmanuel Church Burial Ground, Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. 121044

FERNANDEZ – JOHN. Beloved husband of the late Muriel Fernandez (nee Blyth), loving father of Elroy, Richard & Marie, father-in-law of Kim, Judith and Yaya, much loved grandfather of Geraldine, Warren, Ryan, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Joann, Janille and Ayman, loving great grandfather of Ethan. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 8th August. Burial at the General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). 120422

PARAMASIVAM SYBIL – Nee DEHIDENIYA . Dearest wife of late Paramasivam , beloved mother of Padminiand Ajitha sivananthan (Canada) and Sakunthala and Hemanatha Weerasekera. Much loved sister of late Gladys , late Neville , late Leslie and Doreen Athukkorale. Precious grandmother of saskia and Travis (Canada) , Angelo (Canada) , Eranga and prabath. Adored great grandmother of Lisara . Cortege leaves residence No 675A , Kohalwila Road Dalugama , Kelaniya at 3.30 PM On Saturday 08th August for burial at St Francis de sales RC Church, Dalugama. 120778

PEIRIS – LUCKY (Rtd. D.I.G. Police). Ever loving husband of Indra (Attorney-at-Law), loving father of Lakmal (USA) and beloved father-in-law of Dr Maneesha (USA), beloved son of Shelton Peiris (CI) and Mrs Reenee Peiris, brother of Olga, Upali, late Earl, Asoka, Shirlyn and Sherman. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Friday 07th August. Cremation on Saturday 08th August at 6.00 p.m. General Cemetery Kanatte. 118889

PERERA – N. NIMAL – (Proprietor, Bokundara Enterprises) of “Kusum Sri”, Bokundara, passed away at the age of 67 years. Funeral will take place at 4.00 p.m. on 08.08.2015 at General Cemetery, Thumbowila. Intimated by bereaved Renuka Siriwansha (wife), Manuja Perera (daughter), Dunuru Nimnaka Perera (son), Eshan Amila Amarakoon (son-in-law), Lalitha Arangala, N. Victor Perera, N. Milan Perera, N. Kusum Perera, Muthulatha Mayurapali Perera, Thilakdas Premachandra, Kuruppu Gunarathne, Sumanadasa Arangala (brothers-in-law). 119762

WIJETHILAKE – Mrs MATILDA – Beloved wife of late Mr. K.K.G.D. Wijethilake JP, loving mother of Hemamalie, Ramyamalie, Susanthimalie, Mihiri Dharshanie, Nadeepa Manori (Singapore), Danesh (USA) and Pradeep (Qatar), mother-in-law of Sisira Madanayake, Amaraweera Kaluthotage, Tudor Gunawardane, Mnilak Salgado, Dr. Saarathi (USA) and Priyanthi, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 08th to handover to the Medical College. No. 978/8, 2nd Lane, Kekunagahawatte Road, off Pothuarawa Road, Malambe. 121515 Death Acknowledgements

KARUNARATNE, Mrs RUKMANI – We, the family members, wish to offer merit to the Venerable Maha Sangha for the religious services and express our sincere thanks to our friends, relations and well wishers for their kindness and support during the bereavement of the beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We are so touched by all those who came to pay their last respects, sent condolences, floral tributes and assisted us in many ways that gave us comfort and solace during this period of sorrow. Our inability to thank you individually is deeply regretted. Tissa Karunaratne, Yuraji, Vishmi, Dhammika Attygalle, Keminda and Duminda. No.180, Yakkala Road, Gampaha. 119712.

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Obituaries: August 7 (Friday)

Posted on 06 August 2015 by admin

DE JOODT – KENNETH BRIAN – (Former Ceylon Ruggerite). Beloved husband of Ester, father of Shanali Seneviratne and Yohan (Mother Indra), father-in-law of Gihan Seneviratne, grandfather of Matthew and Zion, brother of Douglas, Sheila Misso, late Norah White, late Jean Davidson, late Cecil, late Reginald and late Terrance. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour at 4.45 p.m. after Service at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at Galkissa Cemetery on Friday 7th August 2015. 119719

FERNANDEZ – JOHN. Beloved husband of the late Muriel Fernandez (nee Blyth), loving father of Elroy, Richard & Marie, father-in-law of Kim, Judith and Yaya, much loved grandfather of Geraldine, Warren, Ryan, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Joann, Janille and Ayman, loving great grandfather of Ethan. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 8th August. Burial at the General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). 120422

MOHOTTIE JAYAWATHI – Retired teacher (Kandy Gurudeniya Maha Vidyalaya) Dearly beloved wife of Michel Mohottie expired. The cremation will be held Mahaiyawa crematorium at 3.30 p.m on Saturday 8th August 2015. Cortege leave at 2.30 p.m, 18/5, Veediya Bandara Patumaga, Anniewatta, Kandy. 120035

PEIRIS – LUCKY (Rtd. D.I.G. Police). Ever loving husband of Indra (Attorney-at-Law), loving father of Lakmal (USA) and beloved father-in-law of Dr Maneesha (USA), beloved son of Shelton Peiris (CI) and Mrs Reenee Peiris, brother of Olga, Upali, late Earl, Asoka, Shirlyn and Sherman. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Friday 07th August. Cremation on Saturday 08th August at 6.00 p.m. General Cemetery Kanatte. 118889

PERERA – N. NIMAL – (Proprietor, Bokundara Enterprises) of “Kusum Sri”, Bokundara, passed away at the age of 67 years. Funeral will take place at 4.00 p.m. on 08.08.2015 at General Cemetery, Thumbowila. Intimated by bereaved Renuka Siriwansha (wife), Manuja Perera (daughter), Dunuru Nimnaka Perera (son), Eshan Amila Amarakoon (son-in-law), Lalitha Arangala, N. Victor Perera, N. Milan Perera, N. Kusum Perera, Muthulatha Mayurapali Perera, Thilakdas Premachandra, Kuruppu Gunarathne, Sumanadasa Arangala (brothers-in-law). 119762

SIRI PEIRIS – It is with great sorrow that we announce the demise of Major General SIRI PEIRIS (Retired) RWP RSP VSV USP. The funeral will take place on Saturday the 8th August 2015 at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery, Borella. The remains will lie at 20/3A, Avarihena Road, Polhengoda, Colombo 5. Family members, relatives and friends. 118787.

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Obituaries: August 6 (Thursday)

Posted on 05 August 2015 by admin

CHINNAPPAH – CARLYLE CHAKRAVARTHY The passing is sadly announced of Chinnappah Carlyle Chakravarthy called home to Jesus on Sunday, July 26th 2015. Much loved only brother of Evelyn Suhasini Wijearajah (Bubbie) and late Lily Thomas dear brother-in-law of late C.T. Wijearajah and late Thomas and caring uncle of Shantha Dissanayake (Nihal) Chandra Arasaratnam, Prince Thomas and Priscilla (Oliver) all of Canada. Funeral service and burial took place at General Cemetery, Borella on Monday July 27th. Evelyn Wijearajah Apt#416, 4205 Lawrence Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1E 4S6 Tel: 416-286-5048 email: rebekahd@rogers.com 118924

EMMANUEL – MARY IRENE LILAWATHI – Beloved wife of late Jeyam Emmanuel, loving mother of Theodore and Helene and grandmother of Pascha, Dilusha, Tahanee and Dushyanth, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Thursday 6th August at 4 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). The body will be kept for viewing on the same day, from 9 a.m. onwards. 118854

PATHMARAJAH – MRS SATKUNESWARY (SAKU – nee KANAGASABAY) – Widow of Appiah Pathmarajah (Former Sri Lanka Ambassador to the UN in Geneva & Director / Geneva Office of UNIDO), and mother of Nayantara Pathmarajah Banna (Switzerland), Meera Laurijssen (Belgium) and Mark Pathmarajah (Switzerland), passedaway on Saturday, 1 August 2015, in Geneva, at the age of 85. The body rests at the Chapelle de la Cluse (Murith), 89 Boulevard de la Cluse, Geneva. The Cremation service will be held on Thursday 6 August at 2.15 p.m. at the Centre Funeraire de St Georges, Geneva. Messages to the family can be addressed to : Nayantara Pathmarajah, 6 Avenue des Amazones, 1224, Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland. 118158

SIRI PEIRIS – It is with great sorrow that we announce the demise of Major General SIRI PEIRIS (Retired) RWP RSP VSV USP. The funeral will take place on Saturday the 8th August 2015 at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery, Borella. The remains will lie at 20/3A, Avarihena Road, Polhengoda, Colombo 5. Family members, relatives and friends. 118787

STAPLES – NINETTE – Much loved wife of the late Noel Staples, beloved mother of the late Dr. John Staples, sister of the late Cholomondly and Hartley Anderson and their families and of the late Yolande Abeywira, precious aunt of Samantha Abeywira De Soysa and darling grand aunt of Anouk and Kayshia. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Friday 7th August at 5 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5.30 p.m. 118857

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Obituaries: August 5 (Wed)

Posted on 04 August 2015 by admin

CLARICE ESTHER JOTHIMALAR HALKEWELA (SATHIYANADAN) – Rtd. Asst.Lecturer Institute Of Aesthetic Studies (Art & Craft) Kelaniya University, passed away on the 28th of July 2015 in South Africa. Dearly beloved mother of Nelum, Ravindra, Sabrina & Ramola, mother-in-law of Kevin Dharmaratne & Huburt Pietersz, sister of late Daphne Jayasinghe, late Michael Sathiyanadan, late Raja Sathiyanadan. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Dehiwala at 10.00am on Saturday 08th August 2015 followed by the burial of ashes at St.Mathew’s Church, Ganahena, Thalangama. Contact Ramola 0771265895. 118342

DE SILVA – P.M.R. ASOKA – Proprietor of Radio Cinex, Kings Street, Kandy, dearly beloved husband of late Clotilda (Girly) de Silva, loving father of Clarence (Australia), Sarojini (Prop. Eye Deal), Mohan (Switzerland) and Pradeep (Australia), father-in-law of Priyanthie (Australia), Manoj, Sandya (Switzerland) and Sanjeewi, grandfather of Rajive (UK), Ishanie (Australia), Gehani (Australia), Thilini (Malaysia) Sanjay (Virtusa), Pinky, Nigel (Switzerland), Sajini, Ashini and Siyaara, great grandfather of Chrisler (Australia) and Christian (Australia), called to eternal rest. Remains lie at “Nuwara Mal Salawa”. (Near Kandy Hospital). Cortege leaves premises at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 05th August 2015 to Roman Catholic Section of Mahaiyawa Cemetery for Burial at 4.00 p.m. Phone : 0766606654. 118014

DE SILVA – PATRICK of 18/180, Nagoda Rd., Kalutara. Beloved husband of Yvonne de Silva, loving father of Dinan, Athula, Asela, Sanjeewa & Asanga, loving brother of late Lionel, late Christy (Central Bank), Stanley, Mode, late Gladys & Irangani, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday the 5th of August 2015. 118243

EDDIE – ELAPATA – Beloved husband of late Chintha Ratwatte Elapata, loving father of Manique, Arinda & Ashanti Ratwatte, brother of late Sam, Upali & Dr. Indraka & of Elaine. Cremation took place on the 03rd of August 2015 at Jawatta Cemetery. 118332

JAYALATH – VERONICA nee PIGERA. Dearly beloved wife of Eliot, loving mother of Shiranee Siyambalapitiya (Commercial Bank), Sirimalee (USA), Ranmalee (Singer Sri Lanka), Bede & Jude (Canada), mother-in-law of Sri Arumugam (USA), Sarath Silva (Marvel Enginering), Nellita, Dr. Dhanya – (Canada) & late Shanthi Siyambalapitiya, sister of Cecilia, late Albert, Lucas, Mary & Agnes, everloving Achchi of Manik & Sharneez (USA), Shirantha (Cargills Bank), Sirimal (UK), Pradhan, Helita & Dulwin (Canada), Dilip (USA), Lakith, Shanil & Sri Vathani, expired. Remains lie at 19/5, St. Joseph Mawatha, Church Road, Kandana. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 5th August 2015, for service at St. Sebastian’s Church, Kandana and thereafter burial at the Kandana Roman Catholic Cemetery. 118309

PATHMARAJAH – MRS SATKUNESWARY (SAKU – nee KANAGASABAY) – Widow of Appiah Pathmarajah (Former Sri Lanka Ambassador to the UN in Geneva & Director / Geneva Office of UNIDO), and mother of Nayantara Pathmarajah Banna (Switzerland), Meera Laurijssen (Belgium) and Mark Pathmarajah (Switzerland), passedaway on Saturday, 1 August 2015, in Geneva, at the age of 85. The body rests at the Chapelle de la Cluse (Murith), 89 Boulevard de la Cluse, Geneva. The Cremation service will be held on Thursday 6 August at 2.15 p.m. at the Centre Funeraire de St Georges, Geneva. Messages to the family can be addressed to : Nayantara Pathmarajah, 6 Avenue des Amazones, 1224, Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland. 118158

RATNAYAKE – D.M. Ex-Chairman, Agricultural Development Authority & former Director of Education Department. Darling beloved husband of Savithri Ekanayake, loving brother of former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, loving father of Vijitha, Chandima (Teacher – All Saints College, Borella), Namal Ratnayake (Senior – General Manager – Mobitel), loving father-in-law of Sujeewa Jayathilake (Asst. General Manager – Lake House) & H. Jayasundara (Deputy Solicitor General), loving grandfather of Manjari Jayathilake (Lecturer – Open University), Janith Jayathilake & Nadith Jayathilake (D.S. Senanayake College), expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Parlour on 5th August 2015 at 4.30 p.m. for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. General Cemetery Borella. 0773-130139. 118539

WETTASINGHE – SRIMA (nee UDURAWANA). Wife of late Carl Wettasinghe, sister of late Princie, Ira, Milton and of Esme and Malani. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 05th August for cremation at the Jawatte Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. 118550 WIJESEKERA – N.P.D. (Daya) ex-Foreign Ministry, Husband of Kamini, beloved father of Dumini and Duminda (SriLankan Airlines), father-in-law of Shanaka Kulatunga (Emirates Airline – Dubai), Sharmila, expired. Funeral on 5th Wednesday at Beddegana Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. 587, Main Rd, Pita Kotte. T.P. 2863347. 118334.

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December 26th (Friday)

Posted on 26 December 2014 by admin

BRAINERD – ROSE GRACE – Beloved wife of the late R.H. Brainerd and loving mother of the late Oswald, step mother of David, Raj, Freddy, Alfred, Wilfred, Priscilla, Eunice (Selvam) and Sybil. Remains will lie at A F Raymond’s Parlour from 9 a.m. onwards on Saturday 27th December. Funeral Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday 28th at the Parlour and Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte Anglican Section at 4.45 p.m. 233852

GUNADEWAA GALLAGE – Retired Excise Inspector, beloved husband of Iranginie loving father of Rukshi (Aus) Lalith (USA) Kapila (Aus), loving father-in-law of Punya, Padmini and Dhammika grandfather of Ashara, Shanek Naomi, Vinura and Disura passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 124/2, Dudley Senanayake Avenue, Dehiwala on Saturday the 27th of December 2014 at 4 p.m. for Cremation at the Mount Lavinia General Cemetery, Mount Lavinia. 233858

JAYAWARDENA – K.P. (Chartered Civil Engineer). Son of late P.P. Jayawardena, beloved husband of Thilaka, beloved brother of Shrima Senanayake and Dr. S.P. Jayawardena, passed away. Cortege leaves residence No. 2, Holy Cross Road, Gampaha at 1.30 pm. for Cremation at Gampaha Kasagahawatte Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, 27th December, 2014. 033 2222115. 233856

REKOGAMA – TIKIRIKUMARIHAMY (Retired Principal). Beloved wife of the late K.M.U.B. Rekogama (Retired Principal), loving mother of Senarath, Sujatha, Jayantha, Swarna, Wijaya, Damayanthi, Chandraratna, Chithra, Dharmasiri, Padmasiri, mother-in-law of Jayantha, Menaka, Sumana, Ranjith, Leela, Wijewardhana, Sunethra, Dayaratna, Nilukshi, Thushari, expired. Funeral Saturday 27th December. Cremation 4.00 p.m. at Public Cemetery, Rekogama, Balalla. 233855

SURAWEERA – ANOJA nee TENNAKOON JAYASUNDERA – Beloved wife of Upali, precious mother of Dinula, loved sister of Sathis and Chandrakirthi, sister-in-law of a Ramani, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Cortege leaves residence No. 25A, Prathibimbarama Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala on 27th Dec. 2014 at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 233854 –

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December 25th (Thur.)

Posted on 25 December 2014 by admin

SAMARASINGHE – CHANDANI – Attorney-at-Law. Beloved wife of Carlton de Silva, Attorney-at-Law, expired and the remains will lie at the residence from 24-12-2014 to Saturday 27th December 2014 till 8.00 a.m. and leave Ambalangoda at 8.00 a.m. on Saturday 27th December 2014 to house No. 387/D at Walgama, Athurugiriya. Last rites will be held at Walgama General Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 28th December 2014. Carlton de Silva, Attorney-at-Law – (Bereaved husband). Parents with brothers and sisters. No. 317, Main Street, Ambalangoda.233846

WANIGASOORIYA – RANEE – (nee DAHANAYAKE). Beloved wife of Anthony Wanigasooriya – (EX CID / Technical Branch and Finger Print Bureau of Royal Oman Police) and sister of E.L.W. Dahanayake, Soma Wijesinghe, Wijay Dahanayake (all deceased), passed away peacefully. The cortege leaves reisdence No. 31/48, Gunasekera Mawatha, Welisara, Ragama on the 26th December 2014 at 3 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Welisara. 233841

WERAGODA – DONA ADLIN NISSANAKA (102) (Retired Principal). Wife of the late T.B. Weragoda, Notary Public of Ruwanwella, mother of Mallika (formerly of Vihara Maha Devi B.V.), Sarath (Attorney-at-Law, former High Commissioner to Bangladesh), Sisira (Australia, formerly of CEB), Padma (Australia, formerly of Lanka Steel Corporation), mother-in-law of W.A.S. Perera (former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping), Shirani Gamalath (formerly of SLSI), Priyanthi Dias (Australia, formerly of Finance Ministry), Dr. Mohan Perera (Australia, formerly of State Engineering Corporation), grand mother of Poshitha, Yasoja, Lihini, Bodhini, Thishya, Themiya, Lilangie and Nikini, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. to Dehiowita Public Crematorium for cremation at 3.00 p.m. on 25.12.2014 “Wickramashila”, Imbulgoda, Galapitamada. 233470

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