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ABEYWARDHANA ­ D.   (Ex Sri Lanka Administrative Service / JP). Beloved husband of Kamala, precious father of Vikum (Ministry of Industrial Development), father­in­law of Anusha (Ministry of Industrial Development), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 9th February 2004 for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella, Kanatta at 4.45 p.m.   No. 239/16, Meda Mawatha, Arawwala Road, Pannipitiya. Tel. 94-11-2840016. 

BALASUBRAMANIAM ­ A.   (Kavita Travels Colombo). He was an old boy of Hartley College, Jaffna. Beloved husband of B. Maheswari, loving father of Potselvi (USA), Illangovan (Australia), Kailasan (Singapore) and Kavita, father­in­law of Manivanan, Judy, Pavithra and Paranitharan, grandfather of Kasthuri, Ashwin, Shirani and Velan, son of the late Aalvarpillai and Thangamma of Point Pedro, expired on 4th February, 2004. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Borella. His remains will be taken to his residence on Saturday at 5 p.m. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 8th February at 10.30 a.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 11 a.m. (Hindu Section).   Skylark Apartments, Fredrica Road, Colombo 06. Tel. 94-11-2594771. 

DHARMASENA ­ KULA (nee Pelpola)   (Formerly C.D.C. Princess of Wales, Moratuwa, Anula Vidyalaya and Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte). Beloved wife of Dharmasena, loving mother of Eromi, mother­in­law of E.M. Abeyratne (Director Emace) expired. Cortege leaves   Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella Sunday 8th February at 2.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 3 p.m. No. 15, Mihiri Place, Katubedda. Tel. 94-11-2625525. 

GUNAWARDANA ­ HARRIET LILIAN   ­ Daughter of the late Lilian and Lionel Gunaratna of Kurunegala, mother of late Chandra, Rohini, late Daya, Swarna and Asoka, mother­in­law of Athila P. Alahakoon, sister of Pearl, late Carl and late Noreen, expired on 3rd January 2004. Funeral held on 4th January 2004. Maryland Estate, Waturugama, Gampaha. 

GUNAWARDENA ­ SHAMMI   (HNB ­ Card Centre). Beloved husband of Mangalika, precious father of Kishan (Issipathana Vidyalaya), son of the late Yasantha & Irene, brother of Esther & Ajith, expired. Cremation on Sunday 8th February at Jawatte Cemetery at 10.00 a.m. Cortege leaves residence 20/4A, Randoli Lane, Fife Road, Colombo 5 at 9.30 a.m. 

LOOS ­ THEKLA   (11.11.1911 ­ 09.01.2004). Widow of Arthur Lorenz Loos, sister of the late Conrad Felsinger, mother of Lorraine Weinman (Canberra) and Michael Loos (Darwin), passed away peacefully in Canberra, Australia. Sorely missed by her children and their families. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Paul’s Milagiriya on Tuesday February 10, 2004 at 5.30 p.m. The presence of friends would be appreciated. 

MENDIS ­ M.K.A. (Kingsley)   Son of the late Henry Arthur Mendis and the late Lady Helena Mendis, loving husband of Sunitha, father of Chaminda and Peshala, father­in­law of Dr Keerthi Gunawickrema (Engineering Faculty, University of Ruhuna), brother of Anula, Nalini, the late Lesley, Milani and the late Karlinga, expired. Cortege leaves   No.9, St Stephen’s Mawatha, Rajagiriya Road, Rajagiriya at 1 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte on Sunday 8th February. 

PERERA ­ NELLIE   Beloved wife of late John, loving mother of Retie (H.F.C), Mani (Australia), Lakshman (Australia), Rose (Canada), Shirley (UK), passed away. Cortege leaves residence   26A, St Mary’s Road, Mt Lavinia at 3 p.m. on Sunday the 8th for Burial at St Mary’s Church Burial Ground, Ratmalana. No flowers by request. 

SAMARASINGHE ­ THOMAS AQUINAS   (Retired DIM­CGR). Beloved husband of late Rani, loving father of Lalith (Embassy of Switzerland), Filix Sunil (Hemas), Damayanthi, Susantha (New Zealand), Gratian (New Zealand) and Nishantha (Fort Shipping), father­in­law of Shyamalie (Eagle Insurance), Premadasa (Saudi Arabia), Nilanthi, Shyamalie (New Zealand), Cherril (New Zealand) and Ruwanthi, loving grandfather of Nisansala, Piumal, Sanjay, Lelanie, Suzanne, Shehara, Suranthi, Nelusha, Eshali, Nilud, Nirushka and Vinuka, brother of late Victor, late Mark, Stanley and Stella, expired. Cortege leaves residence   No. 43, Kelani Lane (Captain Kelum Rajapakse Mawatha), Wattala at 3.30 p.m. on Monday (9th February 2004) for Service at Nayakakanda Church and thereafter for Burial at Nayakakanda Cemetery. 

SENARATNA ­ JEHAN WILLIAM S.R.    Beloved son of the late Dr Douglas Senaratna and the late Mrs Sita Senaratna, loving father of Alexandra, loving brother of Sharmini (U.K.), brother­in­law of Dr Nihal Herath, uncle of Nilmini, Suvendrini and Ashan, passed away suddenly in the Caribbean Islands. Internment of ashes will be on Tuesday 10th February at the General Cemetery, Kanatte (R.C. Section) at 5 p.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at St Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya at 6.30 p.m. Alexandra, Sharmini and family will be at   14B, First Lane, Nedimala, Dehiwala (Tel. 94-11-2737930) from 8th to 11th February. 22, Chaffinch Crescent, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2YX, U.K. sharminiherath<\@>

SILVA ­ W.G.N.   of Mirissa (former Transport Manager, M.Y. Hemachandra Co. Talawakelle). Husband of the late Hettihewage Nimalawathie, brother of Atlin Dheerasooriya, beloved father of Ranjan (Airport and Aviation), Leelanganee (Staff, Lalith Athulathmudali Vidyalaya Mt Lavinia), Iranganee (ex Krishna Mining Co), Mahendralal (Nestle’s), father­in­law of Jeeva Punchihewa, Sarath Gamini, Anura (International Distilleries), Surani, expired. Cortege leaves residence Sunday 8th February 4 p.m. Cremation Galkissa Cemetery 5 p.m.   31/1, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana. 

SURIARACHCHI ­ M.D. SOMAWATHI   of Agalawatte and of Colombo (retired Supervisor Central Exchange Colombo). Beloved wife of T.D. Suriarachchi (retired Postmaster), loving mother of Shanthi and Kapila, mother­in­law of Nirukshika, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 8th February at 9 a.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 10 a.m.   21/ 47, Polhengoda Gardens, Colombo 5. No flowers please. 

VALLIPURAM ­ VELUPPILLAI   (Retired Deputy Commissioner ­ Educational Publications Dept.). Beloved husband of Sinnapillai Vallipuram (retired Teacher), loving father of late Dr (Mrs) Balasaraswathy Sriskandarajah and Dr Panchalakshmy (NHSL), expired on Tuesday 3rd February 2004 and was cremated on the same day according to his wishes.  No.12/1, Fussel’s Lane, Wellawatte, Colombo 06. 

VAZ ­ EMMY   Beloved daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Joseph Gaspar Vaz, loving sister of Louis, Bernard, Renny and Daisy, passed away on 2.2.2004. Funeral took place on Tuesday 3rd February 2004 at General Cemetery, Borella from A F Raymond’s Parlour.   08, Auburn Side, Dehiwala.

ABDEEN ­ HAJIANI SITHY NIHAR   Beloved wife of retired Police Officer Marhoom Al­Haj O.S.A.Z. Abdeen J.P., sister of the late Sahideen, Thassim, Arthani, beloved mother of Al­Haj Reyal (Samagi), Al­Haj Ziyar (Saudi), Al­Haj Zarook, Al­Haj Zuhar (Beijing Municipal Proj.), Al­Haj Mansoor (Lumala), Nilam (Oman), mother­in­law of Binthan, Kareema, Misriya (Poothi), Yasmin, Faji, Fazeena. Janaza leaves residence   151/12, Jayantha Weerasekera Mawatha, Maradana, Colombo 10 for burial at Maligawatte Muslim Burial Ground on 08­Feb­2004 at 9.00 a.m. 

BALASUBRAMANIAM ­ V.   (Trustee ­ Mariamman Temple Kotahena). Son of the late Mr & Mrs E. Velayuthan Chettiyar, son­in­law of the late Mr & Mrs Kandasamy Chettiyar, beloved husband of Varalaxmi, father of Ganeshalingam (Prakasah) & Geetha, father­in­law of Ashok & Salleeswari, grandfather of Haresh & Shrinivashini, expired. Cortege leaves residence   65/ 244, 6th Lane, Vystwyke Road, Crow Island, Mattakkuliya around 2 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Madampitiya on 08.02.2004. T.P. 94-11-2527517. 

DE SILVA ­ NISSANKA SIRISOMA   Husband of the late Iranganie Wijedoru and of Kusuma Fernando, father of Krisantha and Samantha and father­in­law of Anoma, expired. Cortege leaves residence   588/1, Ekamuthu Mawatha, Talawatugoda on Monday 9th at 3.30 for cremation. 

MARIMUTHU SELVARAJ   (Bartleet & Co. Ltd.). Beloved husband of Lalitha, loving father of Ranjani, Bawani, Latha & Cithra, loving father­in­law of John Anthony, Jeevananda & Rajan, beloved grandfather of Naresh, Aravind, Roshni, Prakash & Vethusheni, expired. Cortege leaves residence   40/42, Mohandiram Road, Colombo ­ 03 on Sunday 8th at 3 p.m. for cremation at Borella Kanatta. 

MUTTUCUMARU ­ THOMAS JOSEPH   (Rtd Teacher, Holy Cross College, Kalutara). Beloved husband of Genevieve (Leah), loving father of Marlene and Marcia, father­in­law of Sanath and Ignatius, darling grandfather of Christina, Michelle and Adrian. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.   07, Siriniwasa Mawatha, Kalutara North. 

PETERSON ­ DOUGLAS (Douggie)   (Rtd. Chief Petty Officer ­ Royal Ceylon / SL Navy). Dearly beloved husband of the late Virginia (Dulcy), loving father of Philomina, Melroy, Aubrey, Yvonne, Angela (Australia), Lester, Jacintha and Alvin, loving father­in­law of Camillus, Girty, Bernie, Lulu, Carlyle (Australia), Selomi, Aloma, Glen and Dale, brother­in­law of the late Rev. Sister Germana and Winifred, grandpa of many grandchildren and great­grand children, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 8th February 2004 for General Cemetery Borella Roman Catholic Section.   No. 5, Malpura Mawatha, Gothatuwa, New Town. 

SMITH ­ ANTHONY (Anton)   Ex Ceylon Petroleum Corporation). Beloved husband of Helen (Molly) nee Mortier, loving father of Glen, Dale, Gavin (UK), Caryl and Keith (Doha), father­in­law of Judy, Waruni (UK), Peter (USA) and Rosita, brother of Iris, Benedict, Neville and Felicia. Cortege leaves Raymond Florist Funeral Parlour, Mahabage at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St Joseph’s Burial Ground, Kerawalapitiya, Hendala at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 8th February 2004.   255/23, Kerawalapitiya Road, Hendala, Wattala. 

VANCUYLENBURG ­ CHARLES (Charlie)   Beloved husband of Lorna, devoted father of Melanie, loving grandfather of Nathan and Alana, father­in­law of Christopher Vanderwert, loving brother of Druzilla, William, Pat, Linley and Victor (all deceased), Hermia and Wilma and all his loving family. Tel. 2537332. 

VASEEKARAN ­ MANORANJITHAM   Daughter of the late M.P. Balasubramaniam (CTO Colombo) and Komalam Balasubramaniam, wife of S. Vaseekaran (New Zealand), mother of Sinthuja, Sailaja, Banuja, sister of Kalidasan (Canada) Nagaboshan (Abu Dhabi), Murugadasan (Canada), sister­in­law of Mr & Mrs Baskaran, Susela, Avoline, Priyakawsalya, Sasikala (Australia). Funeral on Sunday 8th February ’04. Cortege leaves 4 p.m. from   Jayaratne Parlour, Borella for cremation at General Cemetery Hindu Section. 556 3/1, Aluthmawatha Road, Colombo ­ 15. T/P: 94-11-2529816 

WICKRAMATUNGA ­ PRINZIE HARRIET   Dearly beloved wife of the late D.D. Wickramatunga (CCS), loving mother of Daya, Khema, Malathi, Indra, Kumara, Siri, Manthri, Kalum and Mano, mother­in­law of Shanthi, Sarath, Shantha, Piyasili, Lakshini, R.M.D. Bandara, Gamini and Aruni, expired. Cortege leaves Residence   21/11, Rohina Mawatha, Singhapura, Battaramulla at 3.15 p.m. on Monday 9th February. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4.00 p.m. 

WICKREMASURIYA ­ STANLEY   Beloved husband of Prema, precious father of Janaka (Australia), Lilan (Australia), Hemal (UK), Kusum (Seylan Merchant Bank), Dilrukshi (NDB), Omica (Ceyline), Malik (John Keells Computer Services), father­in­law of Dr Pushpa (Australia), Bimalka (Australia), Kasdara (UK), Dilani (ICIB), Rohan (Richard Pieris), Nandana (Holcim) and Ridma (Inland Revenue), expired. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 9th January at 4.15 p.m. for Cremation at Kohuwela Cemetery at 5 p.m.   30C, Araliya Gardens, Dehiwela Road, Pepiliyana.

HEWAVITARNE ­   Wife of the late Wilson, beloved mother of Manel, Sepalika (State Bank of India) and Ajantha (Frostaire). Funeral arrangements will be notified later.   291/26, Havelock Terrace, off Havelock Gardens, Colombo ­ 06. 

SILVA ­ FLORA   (Retired Teacher, St Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa). Beloved wife of the late K.L.D.T. Kithsiri (Retired CRI ­ MC Dehiwela), loving mother of Nirmala Kanthie (Staff St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa), the late Nirmalie, Rosemarie (Staff OLV Convent ­ Moratuwa), mother­in­law of Annesley (Smauel Sons), Sunil (Mike Flora), loving grandmother of Nirashi, Nirmal & Sumeera, loving sister of Winifreda, expired. Cortege leaves residence for burial at St Mary’s Church Katukurunda on Monday 9th Feb. at 4.30 p.m.   242/50A, Mahawatte Road, Egoda Uyana, Moratuwa.

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