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BALENDRAN - NESAMALAR (Nee Jegasothy)   - Wife of Colonel T. Balendran, loving mother of Nesendran (Administrative Officer - Australia), Dr Anusha (Base Hospital, Nuwara Eliya), Chandrika (Engineer - USA), Sivakarendran (Student Bambalapitiya Hindu College), loving mother-in-law of Nishanthy (Food Technologist, Australia), Vijayan (Superintendent), Krishnamenan (Engineer - USA) and doting, grandmother of Artheesayan, expired. Remains lying at   Manamperi Funeral Parlour, Borella (opposite Kanatte). Cremation at Hindu Section, General Cemetery Kanatta at 11.00 a.m. on 19th May 2002. 27, Samudrasanna Road, Mount Lavinia. Phone 94-1-733750. 

BROHIER ≠ COLONEL DOUGLAS VERNON   ≠ First Commanding Officer of 1st Regt. Ceylon Signals Corps. At rest aged 87. Beloved husband of Dawn, loving father & father-in-law of Richard and Dawn (Australia), dearly loved pappa of Andreí & Kirsti and Amanda, much loved brother of late Edna McGill and Iris Robertson. Funeral will take place on Monday 20th May in Sydney, NSW. 83, Heytesbury Street, Herne Hill, Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia. 

GUNASEKERA ≠ LEENA (nee Abayasekera).   Wife of late Kenneth M. Gunasekera, sister of Olga, late Githa, late Dugald, Tiddy (UK), Roy, late Ronnie, Jeffrey, expired May 8. Cremated privately on May 9 at Galkissa Cemetery. 

JOSEPH - DAISY RATNAM   Beloved wife of B.E. Joseph (Managing Director, Omic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd), daughter of late Gnanamuthu Nagamani and Elizabeth Gnanamuthu, loving mother of Terrence (Uni Walkers Packaging Ltd), Clarence (UK), late Trevince, Chelvathy, Thilagavathy (Bank of Ceylon, FCBU), mother-in-law of Daniel Inbarajan, Renuka Advani (UK) and T.H. Karunaratne (Bank of Ceylon, Head Office), much loved grandmother of Prabath, Prabeshanth, Sajith and Ajantha, sister of late Rasammah Gnanapiragasam and Agnes Sinappu and aunt of Ariam Nicholas (UK), expired. Cortege leaves residence   88/6, Wasala Road, Kotahena on Sunday 19th, at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Roman Catholic Section, General Cemetery, Kanatte. 

MUNASINGHE ≠ SOMA   (Retired Principal) Beloved wife of late Principal Mr D.V. Munasinghe, loving mother of Gamini (Technical College Kuliyapitiya), Ramani, Jayasiri, Lalani (Peopleís Bank Head Office), Sarath (Australia) and mother-in-law of Wasantha (Kuliyapitiya Central College), Harischandra (America), Malkanthi, Dayananda Abeygunawardena (Peopleís Bank Panadura Town Branch) and Wasantha (Australia), expired. Cremation will be on 20th Monday at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery, Panadura. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. 119A, Sri Wimala Mawatha, Walana, Panadura. 

ORANTISZ - TERRENCE   (Retired Colombo Municipality). Beloved husband of late Trixie, loving father of late Brian (Colombo Municipality) and of Patricia (Germany), father-in-law of K.S. Bavan (Germany), loving brother of late Mackie, and of Loyalla, Berty and late Rose, darling grandfather of Priyadharshani, Pramela (Thomas Cooke), Anthony (Sorac Asia), expired. Cortege leaves residence   No. 142/36, Jansonwatte, off Anderson Road, Nedimala, Dehiwala at 4.30 p.m. on 19th Sunday for Burial at General Cemetery, Borella Kanatte, Anglican Section. 

PERERA - TITUS   (Former Registrar of Oxonia Institute). Beloved husband of Niaomi, loving father of Devika and Pradeep, father-in-law of Hemal Munasinghe and Diana, grandfather of Michelle, Ryan and Brandon, loving son of the late Victor and Lydia, loving brother of Christobel, late Kingsley and of Antonette and Neeliya, expired. Cortege leaves   A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 19th May for burial at Jawatte Cemetery (R.C. Section). 

SABAPATHY ≠ KANNALAMMAH   Beloved wife of late Mr V. Sabapathy Malayan. Pensioner of College Lane Kokuvil, mother of Sathyabaladevi (London), Sathyabama (Australia), Yogeswari (Canada), mother-in-law of Pakianatham (Saudi British Bank) and Dr Thamothiram (Canada), grandmother of Mathana, Brindha, Leena and Ganga, passed away on 16th May 2002. Funeral takes place on Sunday. Cortege leaves residence at 10 am for cremation at the Hindu Cemetery Madampitiya. 23, 6th Lane, off St. Benedicts Mw., Colombo 13. Tel. 94-1-332079. 

SAMUEL ≠ ANGELA   ≠ Youngest daughter of late Mr & Mrs J.S. Daniel, beloved wife of Pastor Freddie Samuel, loving mother of Linda and Robert Barnabas, Rochelle and Carl Laird-Smith, dearest sister of late Esther Dharmarajah, late Olive Masilamani, Godfrey, Felicia and Rev. Baldwin, sister-in-law of Olga and Rev Arnold Mendis, darling grandmother of Kelvin and Diedre Barnabas, was called Home to be with her Lord on Saturday 11th May. A service of Thanksgiving for her life was held at Reformed Church of Casey by Rev. Crosbie de Kretser on Tuesday 14th and burial took place on the following day at Springvale Cemetery. No.6- Melview Drive, Springvale South, Victoria 3172, Australia. (No.25, 6th Lane, Nelumpura, Ratmalana). 

VON BERGHEIM ≠ MACKIE   Passed away suddenly in Hospital (Perth, Western Australia) on Wednesday 15th May 2002 aged 88 years. Dearly loved father of Gary and Cherille, Jeff, Bev and Irene, Harvey and Bev, Travice and Tessa, Larraine and Peter, Nigel and Linda, Angeline and Beth, grandfather of Jackie and Simon, Gavin, Shane, Tahli, Simone and Lea, Darren, Jasmine, Sharna and Adam, Aaron, Brett, Rohan, Jarrod, Jason, Paul, Ryan, Sarah and Jody, great grandfather of Joel and Maddison. Thanks for the Sacrifice and opportunities you gave us, your loving family. 18, Mandara Court, Duncraig WA 6023, Australia.

WILLIS ≠ AUBREY NORMAN   Dearly beloved husband of Joyce (UK), much loved father of Sharon and Mervyn (UK), loving son of late Sydney and Iris Willis, caring brother of late Tyrone and of Darrel, June, Russel, Orvyl, Arlene and Tyrell (All of UK), passed away in London on 7th May, 2002. Funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st May at Beckenhan Cemetery, South London. 3A, Sherborne Road, Sutton, London, SM 3 9QA (London papers please copy).

DE LIVERA ≠ AGNES   Beloved wife of late Christy De Livera of Kotahena, mother of Sylvester (Namunukula Plantations), Sybil, Ranjith (Maldives), Neville (Petroleum Corp), Kanthi, Peter (Lake House), mother-in-law of Benedict, Rita, Virginia, Marie, Udeni & Ranjith, expired. Cortege leaves residence No.27, Pokuna Road, Kerawalapitiya, Hendala, Wattala 3.00p.m. Monday 20th May for burial at RC Cemetery, Madampitiya. 

DIAS BANDARANAYAKA ≠ CATHERINE (nee PERERA)   Beloved wife of Christy, loving mother of Muthulakshmi, motherin-law of Nimal Jayamaha (CEB - Kelanitissa), grandmother of Shanil, Shamindri and Sherangi, sister of Clarence, late Terence, late Luke, Rizpah and late Erin, sister-in-law of Sujeewa, Laurinda, Phyllis, late Alastair Dassenaike. Cortege leaves residence 19/7, De Fonseka Place, Colombo 5 at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 19th May for burial at the General Cemetery Kanatte (Anglican Section). 

FRANCIS XAVIER ≠ RUBY (Jayam)   Beloved wife of D.P. Francis Xavier, much loved mother of Paventhan, Juliana (Australia), Florence (U.K.) and Benita (Canada), mother-in-law of Clarence Savirimuttu, Rex Ranjithanayagam and Gerard Anthonypillai, loving sister of D.C. Aloysius (Canada), Gertrude, Anton, Letitia (Pakistan) and Mabel, eldest daughter of late Mr and Mrs Domingupillai, expired. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 

HERAT ≠ GUNERATNE ≠ JULIETTE IRENE   ≠ Wife of the late Mr A.S. Herat-Guneratne, beloved mother of Padmini and Ranjini, mother-in-law of the late Mr S.B. Pilapitiya and Mr Gamini Wijewardane, passed away on May 12th. A private funeral took place in accordance with her wishes. 3/2, Havelock Road, Colombo 5. 

NUGAWELA ≠ CHITRA   (Retd. Teacher Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy). Beloved wife of late Godwin Nugawela, loving mother of Geetha and Chathuri (USA), mother-in-law of Dr Nihal Seneviratne (Radiologist T.H. Kurunegala) and Dr Jeeva Munasinghe (USA), grandmother of Thilini and Meth, expired. Cortege leaves residence No.672, Peradeniya Road, Kandy at 3 p.m. on Monday 20th May for cremation at Mahaiyawa 4 p.m. 

PERERA - TITUS   (Former Registrar of Oxonia Institute). Beloved husband of Niaomi (U.S.A.), loving father of Devika and Pradeep (U.S.A.), father-in-law of Hemal Munasinghe (U.S.A.) and Wedayana (U.S.A.), grandfather of Michelle, Ryan and Brandon (U.S.A.), loving son of the late Victor and Lydia, loving brother of Christobelle, Ernest, the late Kingsley and of Antoinette and Neliya, expired. Cortege leaves   A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 19th May for burial at Jawatte Cemetery Roman Catholic Section. 

SIVAGNANAM SUBRAMANIAM   (Retired Prison Officer). Beloved husband of Rasamani Subramaniam, loving father of Suganthi (Canada), Sumathi (Canada), Janani (Canada), Janenthiran (Canada), Subajini (Teacher, Kaithady Muthucumaraswamy Vid.) and Iynkaran (Italy), father-in-law of Satkunaraja (Canada), Ranganathan (Italy), Sivakumar (Canada), Lalitha (Canada) and Thavachelvam (Canada), grandfather of Sharala, Sharuban, Sinthujan, Ahashan and Jannisha, brother of late Dr Kanagaratnam, late Mylvahanam (Rtd. Bank Officer) and late Dr Kumaragurunathan and brother-in-law of Poopalasingham, Vanniyasingham and Dr T. Pararajasingham (Negombo), expired. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella on Tuesday (21st of May) from 8.00 a.m. Thereafter Cortege leaves for cremation at Borella Cemetery, Hindu Section at 3 p.m. Dr T. Pararajasingham, 88/2, Fussels Lane, Wellawatta. T.P. No. 01-599577, 075-335242. 

SOOSAIPILLAI ≠ PAULINE PUSHPAM   Beloved daughter of late Pedurupillai & late Mariappillai, beloved daughter-in-law of late Manuvelpillai & late Rosamuthu, beloved wife of late Soosaipillai, loving sister of late Rosamuthu, Altred,Malar, loving mother of Thayalan, late Gunalan (S.M.S. Drugs), late Ranjani, Sahayan, late Asemta, Nathan London), Wimalan, loving motherin-law of Jasintha, Angelal (London) & loving grandma of Vinoth, Priyanth, Aitrian (London), passed away in Negombo on 17th May 2002, Cortege leaves 11, Muthumariamman Road, Negombo on Sunday 19th May 2002, at 3.00 p.m. for service at St.Maryís Church & thereafter for burial at the General Cemetery, Negombo. S.A.S. Thayalan. Tel. 031-38350. 

WEERAKKODY ≠ BONNY   (Ex Serviceman - Former Manager Ex Servicemenís Institute). Husband of late Margrat Ranasinghe, father of Nihal (Maliban), Rohan (Ceylon Fertilizer), Anthony (Amico), Marian (World Vision), Hugh (G.H. Ragama), Damian (Bodyline), father-in-law of Shanthi (Ministry of Agriculture & Lands Western Province), Aja, Nilu, Shanthani, Sherine, Renuka (Hector Kobbekaduwa Agri. Research & Training Institute), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 19th May. 55, Kalyani Mawatha, Wattala. Burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery Wattala.

PERERA ≠ BERNARD   (Former of Elephant House) Beloved husband of Angela, loving father of Mala, father-in-law of Dhanaratne (U.K.), loving grandfather of Naomi, Roshan and Melanie, brother of late Percy, Princy, late Leo, Mervyn and Brenda, expired. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 82/ 1, Jambugasmulla Road, Nugegoda. 

RUTH RATNAM (Nee Perera)   At rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of Leslie (Environmental Laboratories), ever loving mother of Lucian (GAC Shipping Limited), Felicity (Hills International S.L. (Pvt) Ltd), Lalith (DMS Electronics (Pvt) Ltd), Rohitha Karunasena (Lankem Development Ltd), Vajira, sister of Dulcie, Felicia, Maude, Anastasia, Francis and of late Mildred, Vivian, Gertrude, Beryl & Phillip. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 20th May 2002, for burial at St. Thomas Church Burial Ground Kotte. 48/1, Ananda Balika Mawatha, Pagoda Road, Pitakotte.
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