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AL HAJ T.A. USOOF   (Engineer). Beloved husband of late Hajiani Sithy Roomiah (nee Jumar), father of Aziza (Link Engineering), Thanziza (Sensei), Ramila (Peradeniya University) and Hakim (Peradeniya University), father­in­law of Shiraz (Proclean Services) & Thawfeek (Peradeniya University), grandfather of Raeesah. Janaza took place at Katukelle Jumma Mosque on 30th March, 2004.   28, Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy. 

DASSANAYAKE ­ NIMAL   (Attorney­at­Law). Beloved husband of Grace Weeratunga, loving father of Sampath (Iom Lanka) and Priyanga (John Keells Holdings), expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th April at 12.00 noon for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 2 pm. 304/11, Gamunu Mawatha, Makola Road, Kiribathgoda. 

DE NIESE ­ ANNETTE   ­ at Rest with Jesus. Wife of Anton, Beloved mother of Marianne (Galadari Hotel), Raynal (C.B.A.), Adrian (Grace Advertising) and Willmore, loving mother­in­law of Tyronne and Judy, much loved sister of Joyce Hardie and Therese. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th April at 4.30 p.m. Interment at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). Australian papers please copy.   No.14/3, Robert Road, Dehiwala.  

DE SILVA ­ WILLIAM EARL   ­ (Retired Agricultural Dept., Gannoruwa, Peradeniya). Beloved husband of Constance, loving father of late Renuka, Deepika (Standard Chartered Bank, Fort), Wiran (Aitken Spence Printing Dept.) and Apsika (Hatton National Bank, Head Office Branch), father­in­law of Marlon Jayasinghe (Ex. Finlays, Ex. Lanka Aluminium, Randex Int.), Niranjala (United Tractors, Mabola) and Dr Priyantha Gunawardena (Welisara Chest Hospital), loving grandfather of Omella, Melan and Kshemaka, expired. Cortege leaves residence   No.08, Dolorosa Road, Ja­Ela at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 4th April. Burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kanuwana, Ja­Ela. 

FERNANDO ­ MRS W.M.C. (Merlyn)   ­ Beloved wife of late N.B.E. Fernando (Berty) of M.R.I, loving mother of Neomal, Kethumali (UK), Jayalath (Australia), Udeni (SriLankan Airlines), father­in­law of Upasiri, Milroy (UK), Helen (Australia), Hemalal, loving grandmother of Veyoma, Theshan, Shanil, Gehane, Nirosh and Koshili, expired on 28th March 2004. The remains were cremated at the General Cemetery Borella on 29th March 2004 according to her last wishes.   No.230, Kaduwela Road, Pittugala, Malabe. 

GALAGODA ­ LIONEL   Beloved husband of late Hema Nugawela, father of Asiri (Sri Lanka Telecom) & Chandana (CTB ­ Kandy South), father­in­law of Thandima & Himali, brother of RB, Seetha Ehelepola and of late Leelawathi Rambukwella, RB, WB, AB & SB, expired. Cortege leaves residence, Galagoda Walawwa, Amunugama, Gunnepana at 2.30 p.m. on 04th, Sunday for cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 03.30 p.m. 

JAYASEKERA ­ G.C.V   ­ Retired Senior Superintendent of Police. Dearly beloved husband of late Brighta, much loved father of Premlal (TIPS), Nihal (Superintendent of Police), Rohini Perera (High Court Judge ­ Galle), Sunimal (Staff, Gateway International), Palitha (Managing Director, Rosy Blue Diamond, Thailand), father­in­law of Kshama, Neelamani (Staff, De Soysa MV. Moratuwa), Norton De Silva (Assistant Superintendent of Police) and Chitrani, loving grandfather of Dr Ishantha, Chamin and Heshanthi, Nayantha, Neelanga, Nissansala, Niluka, Surani and Janek, Tarini, Irantha, Shenu and Sudath, Udeshika, Lakmal, Shehara, Shehan and Sheshana. Cortege leaves residence   No.92/12, Jaya Road, Udahamulla, Nugegoda at 4 p.m. on Sunday 4th April for burial at Public Cemetery, Udahamulla. 

KALUPAHANA ­ MRS SWARNA nee Gammanpila   ­ Beloved wife of late Franklin Ekanayake Kalupahana, precious mother of late Pradeep and of Susantha, Sujeewani and Niranjan, mother­in­law of Indrajith Wijesekara and Damayanthi Jayasundara, expired. Funeral at 5.00 p.m. on 5th April 2004 at Kohuwala Cemetery.   No.126, Stanley Tillekaratna Mawatha, Nugegoda. 

LIYANAGE ­ ASOKA   Beloved husband of Preethi Shiranee Liyanage (nee Sooriyabandara), loving father of Chaminda (Dimo Branch, Anuradhapura) and Anuradika Subodini (Industrial Technological Institute, Colombo), brother of the late Chandra, Daya, Mahinda and Ajith brother­in­law of the late Jayantha, Malkanthi and Rohini Sooriyabandara. Funeral will take place on Sunday 4th April 2004 at 4.00 p.m., Kurundankulama Cemetery, Mihintale, Kannattiya, Mihintale. 

RANATUNGA ­ TILAK   Beloved husband of Eva, father of Kelum (T.J. Lanka), Vipula (IDM) and Ruwan (USA), brother of Dr Ananda (USA) and Bandu, brother­in­law of Nalinee, Neelika, Chithranee and Tilak, expired. Cortege leaving residence 38/2, Siddamulla, Piliyandala, on Sunday 4th April at 9.30 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Maharagama. Tel. 94-11-2700615. 

RATNASINGHAM ­ GRACE   At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late K. Ratnasingham, loving mother of Soorya (USA), Vino (DRC), Naresh (USA), and Suren (SriLankan Airlines), mother­in­law of Bhanu, Steve, Ranji and Kaushala, beloved grandmother of Dhriti, Divya, Andi, Sean, Mark, Shalini, Chrishanthi, Keshana and Rakesh. Remains lie at   A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves after Service at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 4th April. Cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte. 44/7, First Cross Street, Pagoda, Nugegoda. 

SAMARATUNGA ­ R.J.K.   Beloved husband of Prema, loving father of Dr Chitranganie (L.R.H.), Sarojini (Staff ­ Baragedera MMV), Kanthi and Yamuna, father­in­law of Priyankara Bandara (District Judge, Ratnapura), Yogananda Wickramarachchi (Prop. Planter) and Kushan Weerasinghe (Chief Marine Engineer), brother of R.J.K. Gunasekera and late Somanathie Subasinghe, brother­in­law of Dharma (Dampellessa), Leela (Mirigama), Sirisena Subasinghe, late Karunaratna, late Piyasena and late Kamala. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on 05.04.2004 for cremation at Kurunegala Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. 240, Dampellessa, Narammala. 

SOLOMONS ­ IVY BRENDA   (Safe in the Arms of Jesus). Dearly beloved daughter of late Sidney and Rita, loving sister of Rene (Australia), late Iris and Stanley and Fay Melder, sister­in­law of late Sonna Ingram and late Reginald Solomons and Noeline. Service at home at 3.30 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. for Service and Burial at the Church of St. Mary St. John Nugegoda on 04th Sunday April 2004   No.19, S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Kohuwela, Nugegoda (Foreign papers please copy). 

WIJERATNE ­ GEORGE SAMUEL (Joy)   Dearly beloved husband of Srimathie (Siri), loving father of Ranjan (Mobitel), and late Srimal, brother of late Felicia, Helen and Ivan, brother­in­law of late Ariya Daluwatte, Felix Mendis, Hyacinth, Wimal and late Clarice Mendis, late Rev. Lynn and Lakshmi de Silva, Leela, Dr Jayasiri and Lilamanee Mendis (UK), Langanee and late Clifford Mendis. Service at 3.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th April 2004 for Burial at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte, Borella (Methodist Section).   No.14, Welikadawatte Road, Rajagiriya. 

WIJETUNGE ­ LOIS   Beloved wife of late Ivor Wijetunge (President’s Counsel) of Matara, loving mother of the late Krishanthi De Silva, Samanthi, Sharmini, Rajiva and Newaree, mother­in­law of Anil Dias, Arjuna, Narendra and Deepa, grandmother of Vinal, Gayan, Kishani, Anushka, Arvin, Shevi, Dilly, Janani and Rajinda, expired. Cortege leaves residence 161/ 4, Jason Court, Sri Saranankara Road, Dehiwela at 9.00 a.m. for cremation at 10.00 a.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte on 5th April 2004. No flowers by request.

MAHENTHIRAN ­ K.K.   (Retired Chief Inspector of Police; LL.B. ­ Sri Lanka). Husband of Vallabhaisakthy, expired. Remains lie at   Jayaratne Funeral Parlour today and cortege leaves tomorrow 5th instant to be cremated at Borella Cemetery at 10.00 a.m. 

SENEVIRATNE ­ JANE (nee GAMLATHGE)   Beloved wife of Richard, loving mother of Jayandra (Swiss Contact), mother­in­law of Ramya, darling grandmother of Shannon, expired. Cortege leaves   Mahinda Funeral Parlour Mt. Lavinia on 4th Sunday April at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Galkissa Crematorium. No. 74/2C, Prathibimbarama Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala.

HUSSAIN ­ ISMAIL A.B. ­   (Secretary All Ceylon Moors Association), expired. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs A.C.M. Abdul Barry, husband of Zeeniya, father of Zaeem Barry (J.B.) and Zameera (M.L.C. ­ Student), brother of late A.B.A.C. Jiffry, Ameena Saheel, Nowfal, Midhlaj and Thahani Nizam Ali. Janaza left on Wednesday the 31st March 2004 from   154, New Moor Street, Colombo ­ 12. 

KARUNARATNE ­ J.H.   Beloved husband of late Hema Karunaratne nee Galappaththi, father of Anura, Nishani, Ushani, Rajeeva and Luvini, father­in­law of Chamali, Mohan, Mayura and Kosala, grandfather of Chatura, Ranmali, Mihiri, Dimuth, Anoosha and Kavith. Cortege leaves residence   53/6, Horton Place, Colombo 7 at 3 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m. on 7th April. No flowers by request. 

KIRTHISINGHE ­ WINIFREEDA (WINNIE).   Beloved wife of the late Malta Kirthisinghe, loving mother of Sweethanganie (Sue), Suranjan and Lourdes, mother­in­law of Nilma and Hasitha Jayasuriya, darling grandmother of Shanouk and Senurie, expired. Cortege leaves residence   39, Tudella, Ja­ela on 5th April 2004 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at General Cemetery, Negombo. 

MAHTANI ­ RAMESH TULSIDAS   Beloved husband of Saju, father of Roshini, brother of Prakash, Mukesh, Suresh and Lachman, brother­in­law of Nisha, Harsha, Jhothi and Duru. Cortege leaves residence   7/3, De Fonseka Place, Colombo 05 at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 4th April. Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella (Hindu Section). 

WIMALASEKERA ­ JCI SENATOR SAM.   Father of Umanga Abeysena and Tissa Wimalasekera (US), father­in­law of Gerard and Tanya, brother of Suilatha, Lal, Lalitha, late Manorani and late Ratnamala, grandfather of Rishi, Indrajith, Sarah, Shriyantha and Asanga. Mortal remains lie at   Barney Raymond’s Funeral Parlour until 11 a.m. Monday 5th April 2004 and thereafter will lie at the JC Secretariat, 108/10, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7 until 3 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte, Borella at 4 p.m. 

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