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SR. CLOTHILDE REGO   (Euphrasius) Franciscan Missionary of Mary expired. Funeral took place in Nuwara­Eliya at Good Rest Convent on yesterday 11th at 3.30 p.m. (St. Xavier’s Cemetery). 

BAPTIST   ­ resting in God’s everlasting peace. Professor NOEL GARTH BAPTIST (Retired Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo & Kandy, Founder Member of Ceylon Chemistry Society; CISIR) beloved husband of Doreen (nee Franciscus), beloved brother of late Douglas, late Sheila Moss and Dr Bruce, loving father of Dr. Eulalie, Franklin and Audrey, fond father­in­law of Dr Bandula Herat, Diane and Rev. Reggie Ebenezer, passed away peacefully in Sydney, Australia on Friday 10th October. Funeral services and cremation takes place in Sydney on Tuesday 14th instant, his ashes will be interred at the General Cemetery, Kanatte, details will be notified later.   24 Rose Crescent, North Parramtta, NSW 2151, Australia. 33/5, 2nd Cross Street, Alwis Town, Hendala, Wattala. 

CANAGARATNA EMMANUEL FRANCIS   ­ Loving brother of late Marie Tambinayagam, Indrani Mylvaganam, Kamala Wijeratne and Cheryl, devoted uncle of Adrian, Alan and Ali, expired in UK on 01st October. Requiem Mass on Wed. 22nd Oct. 6.00 p.m.   Jesuit Chapel Clifford Place, Col. 4. 

DIAS ­ MARY MARGARAT   Beloved wife of Richard Rodrigo (Formerly Rowlands Ltd), loving mother of Kanthi and Jesmin, mother­in­law of Reginold and Merill, precious grandmother of Thilan, Nishan, Heshan and Hashini, expired. Cortege leaves residence No.234, Galedanda Road, Gonawala, Kelaniya at 4 pm on 12th October. Burial at Sepala Kanatta. 

HEMA AMARASEKARA PONNAMPERUMA.   Wife of Edward, mother of Gominda and Chandrike, mother­in­law of Anuja, sister of Dharmadasa, Gunadasa, Nimala, expired. Cortege leaves residence   16/5, Galvala Road, Mirihana, Nugegoda, at 2.30 p.m. 12th Sunday for Cremation, General Cemetery Kanatte, Borella, at 4 p.m. No flowers by request.  

RANAWEERA ­ MALLIKA.   Beloved wife of late Major Arthur P. Ranaweera, loving mother of Upendra, mother­in­law of Kumar Wickramarachchi (formerly of Union Bank), grandmother of Binula and Kasun, sister of late Sumithra and late Stanley Molligoda, passed away in New Zealand. The cremation took place in Auckland, New Zealand on 23rd August, 2003.   1/86A, King George Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. Email: kumarwick<\@> 

THEIVANAYAGAM ­ SAMUEL V.   (“Thevu”, “Theva”), Sri Lanka Customs (Ret.) ­ Passed away peacefully on September 27, 2003 in his 74th year. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Peace and children Helen (Sulo), Solomon (Ranjit) and Daniel (Lalit), son­in­law Eric, daughters­in­law Ruth (Suhasini) and Kalyani, as well as his grandchildren Sheahahn and Shankari. He will be also missed by his brother Paul V. Nallanayagam and his wife Bertha, sisters­in­law Ranee Ariyanayagam, Rasamanie Rajanayagam, Shanthi Sabanayagam, Malar Kirupanayagam, Linta Michael and Ariamalar Arumainayagam. He is predeceased by brothers David Ariyanayagam, Solomon Rajanayagam, Alfred Jeevanayagam and his wife Thiraviam, Joseph Sabanayagam and Isaac Kirupanayagam. His remains were buried in the presence of family and friends in Toronto, Canada on October 2nd, 2003.   Peace Theivanayagam 70 Rachel Crescent, Markham, Ontario Canada, L6C 1R5. Tel: (905) 887­2541. 

WANNIGAMA ­ HEMA (nee PARANAGAMA).   Beloved wife of Prof. G.P. Wannigama, beloved mother of Tilani and Vajit, daughter of late Mr and Mrs D.C. Paranagama, sister of Brian, late Neville, late Oliver, Diney, Chitra, Maxwell, late Jayantha, Nandimitra, mother­in­law of Jayantha, Harshitha, sister­in­law of Dr Doris, Shiela, Lalitha, Jimmy, Dr Neelamini, Nishamani. Cremation 12th Sunday 4.30 p.m. at Family Burial Ground, Greenfield Estate, Heenatiyangala Road, Nagoda, Kalutara.   No:1, Paranagama Gardens, Nagoda, Kalutara.

ANTHONY (Rodney) SENN   Retired CGR Ratmalana (Shop 31). Husband of Eunice (nee Smith), father of Rossen, grandfather of Baby Romesh & Dilan, father­in­law of Upali, expired. Cortege leaves residence 54/2, Elipitawella Road, Ragama on 12th Sunday 03, at 4 pm. Burial at Mathumagala Cemetery. 

GREGORY ­ EUNICE (nee Noyahr).   Wife of late Russel, loved mother of Aloma Paramanathan (Bank of Ceylon) and Jennifer Ratnayake, mother­in­law of Paramanathan (Janashakthi Insurance), sister of Doreen Don Paul, grandmother of Udeni Anthony and Eshanthi. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 12th October Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). 59, Nelumpura Road, Nelumpura, Ratmalana. 

LION T. SIVANESAN   (Charter Member Lions Club of Jawatta Summit 306­C; Mechanical Engineer, Lak Saru Travels and Tours Ltd, Dematagoda), son of late Mr K.K. Thirunavukarasu (Retired Railway Surveyor) and late Mrs Sethunayakie Thirunavukarasu, loving brother of Shivapadasundaram (UK), Kanagasabai (Retired, Bank of Ceylon), Sivagnanam (Retired, D.F.E.O. Ministry of Fisheries), Sivanandavalli (UK), Sivasundary (Retired Teacher, Batticaloa), Sivambikai (Gowri), brother­in­law of late Jayadevi (UK), Sriskandadevi (Chavakachcheri), late Gnanasambanthan (UK), Thuraisingham (Retired, Postal / Telecommunication), uncle of Dharani, Saradha (UK), Shayamala, Tharman Shivaji (UK), Macdalan (UK), Ramani (UK), Logadharshini (UK), Sutharshini, Suwarna, Suganya, Senthilkumar (Millers Ltd), Janakumaran (UK), Umesh (Unic Agencies), expired on 06.10.2003, His remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 11th October and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday 12th October. Cremation same day at 3 p.m. General Cemetery, Kanatta, Borella Hindu Section. Brother: Kanagasabai BR 2/8, Elvitigala Mawatha, Borella. Sister: Gowri Thuraisingham, 41, Vaverset Place, Colombo 6. 

NANAYAKKARA ­ WALLY.   (Kalabushana). Film Artist & J.P. Beloved husbnad of Nethaly, loving father of Renuka, Shamika, Dr. Ravi (NHSL), Chandika (U.K.) and Indika, father­in­law of Ajith, Indrajit, Hugh, Dr. Sagarika (Military Hospital) and Sega, beloved son of late Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Catherine Nanayakkara of Nikaweratiya, brother of Agnes, late Srima, Cyril, George, Leo and Kusum, brother­in­law of late U.W. Perera and late Stanley, Clarice, Anesta, Nanditha, Chandra, Edna, Walter, Anton, Dunstan, Kingsley and late Ranjith, expired. Cortege leaving residence   23/131, Diyawanna Gardens, Pagoda, Nugegoda at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 13th October. Burial at General Cemetery Borella (R.C. Section). 

REFUGE   At rest with Jesus. PETER RABINDRANATH REFUGE. Husband of Christobel, father of Rabindran, Niyani & Shiyani, son of late Canon & Mrs Refuge, brother of Titus, Christine, Mahendran, Rohan, June and Roshan, brother­in­law of Mani, Eileen, Grace, Ron & Yasodara. Burial at St.Nicholas’ Burial Ground Trincomalee after Service at St.Nicholas’ Church at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 12th October 2003. 93/16B, Scouts Lane, Neville Road, Trincomalee. 

SELVADURAI ­ MR C.S. (Charles)   expired. Beloved husband of the late Angela Selvadurai, father of Margret, Mohan, Anton (Mano) Kool Air, Bro. Mahesan, brother of Reggie, late Oliver, Julian, late Victor and Sherley, Pushpam, Seetha, loving father­in­law of Gladston, Manjula, Shiro and grandfather of Edwin Needra. Cortege leaving residence No.99, Pethum Piyasa, Kotugoda, Ja­Ela. Funeral on Sunday 12th Oct. 2003 at 3 p.m. in St.Cajetan’s Church, Kotugoda. T.P. 94-1-2239094. 

SIRIMANE ­ DHULAMBE GK   Son of Winifred and late Supreme Court Judge DQM Sirimane, beloved husband of Ruvani, father of Dhulani (JKCS), Dhulantha (Bank of America, USA), brother of Lal, Manori and Dilukshi, brother­in­law of Marlene, Chitranga, Nimal, Rohini, Ramanee and Ranjini, father­in­law of Ajith, passed away in the U.S.A. after a brief illness. Date of interment of ashes in Sri Lanka will be notified. 

WIJERATNE ­ VIOLET.   Wife of the late Mr C.P. Wijeratne, loving mother of Daya, Lakshman, Vijitha, Kamalapriya, Chamath, Manahara, Mallika, Kanthi, Manel, Dayani, Poornima, Nayani, Milna and Nadun, mother­in­law of Latha, Vasu, Swarna, Damayanthi, Urani, Manori late Hector and of Gunasena, Premathilake, late Somasiri and of Shantha, Asoka, Mohan and Azeez, expired. Cortege leaves residence   No. 25, Waidya Road, Dehiwela at 4.00 p.m on Monday 13th October. Cremation at the General Cemetery, Mt. Lavinia at 5.00 p.m.

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