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AMARASEKARA - MALLIKA  (Retired Principal & President of Kottawa South 'Sanasa' Bank). Beloved wife of the late  Mr Kusumapala Amarasekara and mother of Nimali (retired Teacher), Mahesh (New Zealand), Suren (New Zealand), Ramani (Australia), Prasad (Seylan Bank), Ajith (Botswana) and mother-in-law of Osmund (Himali Stores), Shanthi, Chandra, Thalatha (Water Board), expired. Last rites at Kottawa General Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. on 13th May (Sunday). No. 253, Old Rd, Kottawa, Pannipitiya. 

DE SILVA - MRS .M.W.K. - Dearly beloved wife of late Heron De Silva of Ambalangoda, beloved mother of Chandra, Mallika, Badra, Anura, Thalatha, Savithri, Stanley, Nandan, Janika, Nalani & Udyani, beloved mother-in-law of Amarasinghe, Arthur, Nimal, Dulcy, Dr Sumanasiri, Hemaratne, Jean, late Percy, Sarath, Dr Somasiri & Nihal, expired. The body will be at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Colombo 8 to pay last respects from 3.00 p.m. on 10.05.2007 on Saturday 12.05.2007. The body will be lying at DXA 3/G, Manning Town Housing Scheme, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 8 (Adjoining Army Hospital). Funeral will take place at General Cemetery, Borella on 13.05.2007 at 4.00 p.m. Tel. 077-3186134 / 077-6835181. 

DE SILVA - V.A.J.  Eldest son of V.A. Pedris De silva and Adeline Alahendra (deceased), beloved husband of Hema (deceased), loving father of Devinda and Dilani and father-in-law of Anoma and Channa, grandfather of Naduni, Nesha and Sadushi, loving brother of Mallika, Chandrasoma, Ratnasena (deceased) Sujatha, Sumana and Gunasena, brother-in-law of Wimala, Ranjani, D.R. Kalupahana (deceased), Gunapala and Kamala. Cortege leaves residence at 2.15 p.m. on Sunday 13th May. Cremation at Thalawathugoda Cemetery. 285/6, 7th Lane, Pamunuwa Road, Maharagama. 

DE SILVA WIKKRAMATILLEKE - EMERALD IRANGANI RUTH only beloved daughter of late Arnold and Ivy, loving sister of Eustace, Rex, Clive, Lester - all deceased and of Mark and Ranjith, sister-in-law of Elsa (London), Primrose (deceased), Lakshmi, Priyani and Indra, expired on 10th May in Austin, Texas, USA. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 25, 2nd Lane, Nelumpura, Ratmalana. 

DR. KAMALANAYAKY (KAMY/KAMALA) GUNAWARDENA.  (formerly of the Medical Research Institute, Colombo) went to be with the Lord in Queensland Australia on 25/04/07. Beloved wife of late District Judge Vincent Serasingha Gunewardene, precious mother of Dr. Jayakanthi De Alwis, Lakshmi Wickramachandran and Virajamani (Viraj) Dias, much loved grandmother of Dr. Delan and Sonia De Alwis, Sherhan and Chenelle Wickramachandran, and Shanika Dias, beloved daughter of late Ariamma and Ramanathar Karthigesu, beloved sister of Mahes Mather (deceased) and Ranji Navaratnam, mother-in-law of Dr. Takshan De Alwis and Dr. K. Wickramachandran (Wicky). A service of thanksgiving for her life was held on 29/04/07. 

JACOB - T.S. (Thomas Solomon). Former Field Officer at Dyraaba & Attampitiya Estate. Beloved husband of Christinee, loving father of Loraine (Judith - Oasis International), Dickson (Rhino Roofing) and Jeffry, father-in-law of Roy, loving grandfather of Dennis and Dann, loving brother of Edward, Rani, Gnanamuthu and Dharma, son-in-law of Mr & Mrs S.R. Daniel. Remains will lie at Kelaniepura Florist, Punchi Borella until 12.30 p.m. today, and then leave to Emmanuel Memorial Church Lockgate Maradana. Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. to General Cemetery, Borella for burial. 

MENDIS - H. ANDREW JACOB Beloved husband of Tulin, father of Rohan (U.S.A.), Deepthi (U.S.A.), Ranjan (U.S.A.) and Nilanthi, father-in-law of Maureen (U.S.A.), Kirul (U.S.A.), Shermi (U.S.A.) and Ruwan (Japanese Embassy), grandfather of Kaween, Kawinthi, Malinthi, Dinithi, Udara, Thanya, Thashiya, Shaween, Raween, Naween, Rashinthi and Rasheli, called to rest with Jesus. Cortege leaves residence No.273,  Negombo Road, Nagoda, at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 15th of May for Burial at Nagoda R.C. Cemetery. 

PERERA - LESLIE Dearly beloved husband of Nelum (formerly of People's Bank Head Office), adoring father of Dinithi, eldest son of the late Mr & Mrs Lawrence Perera of Kawdawatta, Kurunegala, loving brother of Shirani Premadasa, Sunil (USA) & Gamini (USA) and cherished son-in-law of Mr B.P.S. Perera and the late Mrs Gladys Perera of Alubomulla, Panadura, passed away after a brief illness. Funeral on Saturday May 12th. 2512 Muscatel Avenue, Rosmead CA 91770, U.S.A. (T.P. 626-573-3763) 

SADUK - SITTHY FATHIMATHUL KADHEEJA. Wife of late Marhoom M H M Saduk, daughter of Marhoom A H M Salman and Marhooma Khireefathul Khaira, beloved mother of Marhooma Yasmin, Fazlul Haq, Salma, Ameen Yusri, Shamila, Zahara, Ghazzali and Khaira, mother-in-law of Ramla, Ramzeel, Cludia, Reza, Ameen, Fazlyn and Jameel. Janaza took place at Dehiwala Burial Ground on 5th May 2007. No. 6, 1st Lane, Bellantara Road, Nedimala, Dehiwala. 

SAMARAKOON - P.W. (Retired Staff Member - Ananda College, Colombo). Beloved husband of Padmini, loving father of Pushpika (Manager - Inueri Estate), Manjula (Manager, Fordyce Estate) and Nuwan, father-in-law of Waruni and Iromi, expired. Cortege leaves Jayarathne Parlour for Cremation at General Cemetery, kanatta at 4.00 p.m. on 13th Sunday. 170 F, Sumanasiri Place, Kandy Rd, Yakkala. 

DEWASIRINARAYANA - GLADYS Dearly beloved wife of late Don David Dewasirinarayana, formerly Personnel Manager, Ceylon Transport Board, dear mother of Dr (Mrs) Chandra De Silva (USA), Dr Senaka Dewasirinarayana (USA), Dr (Mrs) Priyani De Silva (USA), mother-in-law of Dr Sunil De Silva (USA), Dr (Mrs) Shanthi Dewasirinarayana (USA), Dr Udaya De Silva (USA), beloved grandmother of - Neil De Silva (New York), Mark De Silva (Cambridge Uni), Dr (Mrs) Melanie Joshi (California), Dr Amy Dewasiri (California), Dr Karen Dewasiri (California), Tara De Silva (Boston, Wellesley College), Sadie De Silva (USE University), Kelsey De Silva (Webb School, USA). Beloved sister of - Late Mrs Violet Wijeratne, late Dr George Weerasiri, late Mrs Lily Dharmasena, late Robert Weerasiri, Mrs Muriel Weeraratne, Dr Donald Weerasiri (Australia), late Mrs Irene De Silva, Dr (Mrs) Theodora Munasinghe, late Ms Florence Weerasiri, Mr Kingsley Weerasiri. Sister-in-law of - Late Dr D.U. Dewasiri, Mrs Roslyn Karunadasa, Mrs Leela Amendra, Rev Priest Belideniye Siridhamma Thera, Dr Piyasena Dewasiri (New Zealand), Dr Wilson Dewasiri (New Zealand), Mrs Nanda Dewasurendra. She passed away peacefully on 13th April in California, USA and cremated on 20th April at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, California. The Pansakula was given by Reverend Priest Bhaute Wathuggda Saranasiri Thera at Montecito Cypress Chapel, Loma Linda, California. She was residing in USA since 1975. Dr(Mrs) Chandra De Silva, 1464, Rose Hill Crest, Redlands, CA 92373, USA. Telephone No. 0019097937618.  

EDRISINHA EARDLEY - Beloved husband of Joyce, loving  father of Rohan and Arnjali, father-in-law of Gameela and John, grandfather of Samuel, Tahira and Arvind, brother of Neliya, Lyn, Euquin, Desmond, Tony, Ranjit and Gene. His remains will lie at A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour from 12 noon on Sunday 13th May. Service at Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 14th May. Burial thereafter at General Cemetery, Kanatte  (General Christian Section). 

FRANCKE - ELLEN MAUDE Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Daughter of late Mr and Mrs H.L. Francke, sister of late Lela, Pearl, Victor and of Muriel, Lena, late Christie and of Clarisse, Florence, Lester, Sclare and late Adolphus, sister-in-law of late Matthew, Barnabas, D.P. Austin, Fanny and of Ervine Hettihewa, Richard Gamage, Piloo Lakdawalla, Jinadasa De Silva and U.L. Ranaweera. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour on Sunday 13th May at 2.15 p.m. to Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa for service and burial at 3.30 p.m. 60, Green Path, Colombo 7. (No flowers please). USA, Hawaii and Australian papers please copy. 

LEITCH - GEORGE J.P. (Ex Parliament). Beloved husband of Gwendoline (nee Diasz), loving father of Sam, Sandra (Australia), Jenny and Becky, father-in-law of Beverly, Chester Carron, Rohan Ranasinghe and Glen Pereira, brother of Bubsy, Peggy, Leslie, Diana, Charlie, Joyce, Sheila (all deceased), Norman and Roger, darling papa of Bronwyn, Bjorn, Avril, Andrea, Amanda and Nicole. Remains will lie at No. 15, Gregory Place, Dehiwela from 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 12th May up to 11.00 a.m. on Monday 14th May and thereafter at the Dutch Reformed Church, Station Road, Dehiwala. A service will be held at 4.00 p.m. Cortege leaves at 4.30 p.m. Interment at General Cemetery, Mt. Lavinia. (Australian papers, please copy). Tel. 2723705. 

PERERA - PEARL (Jayawardena) Beloved wife of S.T.W. Perera of Dematagoda, loving mother of Champika, Sirimevan, Namalee, Sampath, Sandhya, Pubudini, mother-in-law of Kumara, Kanthi, Chandra, Neville & Mahee. Funeral will take place at Kolonnawa Cemetery on 14th Monday at 4.00 p.m. 213, Kolonnawa Road, Wellampitiya. 

PHILIPS - JOSEPH (1927-2007) - Retired English Teacher, St. Patrick's College, Jaffna, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 04, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. Beloved husband of Anne Mabel, loving father of Krishanthi (Australia) and Damayanthi (Toronto), dear father-in-law of Christian Kadirgamar (Australia) and Jothi Nicholas (Toronto),  cherished grandfather of Kevin and Kenneth (Australia), Anojan and Anali (Toronto), brother of late Evelyn, Mary Rasapoo Phillips (Retd Teacher, Toronto), F.X. (Thurai) Philips (Retd Superintendent of Prisons, London), Rita Xavier  (Retd Teacher, London), Gunaratnam Philips (Retd Production Officer, Kantalai Sugar Corp.), Navaratnam Philips (Retd School Principal, Trincomalee), Pavalam Jayasinghe (California) and Vijayaratnam Philips (Retd Land Surveyor, Trincomalee). Interment was held Monday, May 7, 2007. Tornoto: 416-283-2036, mnicholas@sympatico.ca  Darwin: 618-89271689, katpagan.kadirgamar@bigpond.com  

SEBASTIAMPILLAI - BELLE ANTONIA Relict of Walter Sebastiampillai, mother of Oswald, mother-in-law of Ranjini, grandmother of Rukshan, sister of late Teresa, late Julia, Basil, Charlotte (Malaysia), Monica, late Anne, Lennie, late Xavier, Fr (Dr) Bennett (USA), beloved daughter of late Mr and Mrs P.J. Constantine of Jaffna, expired. Cortege leaves after Holy Mass from A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour at 11 a.m. on Sunday 13th May. Interment at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). 

STEPHEN - TYRONNE ANDREW GEORGE (Director Support Services - Save The Children Fund). Beloved husband of Rishana, loving father of Joanne (Bishops College) and Yohanne (St. Thomas College), son of Rev. George and Pearl Stephen, brother of Frank, Shanthi and Rajive, expired on 11th May, and the funeral took place on 12th May (Yesterday). Friends and family please accept this intimation. 28, Sujatha Avenue, off De Silva Road, Kalubowila. 

The remains of UPAWANSA YAPA. Son of the late P.B. Yapa & of Mrs Yapa, husband of Dheepica, father of Peshali and Panchali, brother of Mrs P. Rajapakse, C. Yapa, Mrs U.B. Wijekoon, Mrs P. Ratnayake, Mrs R.M.P.B. Uduwaragedera, Mrs M.P. Yapa, C.B. Yapa, J.B. Yapa, A.B. Yapa, G.B. Yapa, Mrs A. Welegama, Mrs Senaka Wijesinghe & of Mrs Wasantha Yapa Dahanayake, brother-in-law of Mr & Mrs W.H. Samarasekera, were cremated according to his wishes at a private funeral on the 11th of May 2007. 619, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya.

HALLOLUWA (MRS) D.C.K.J. Beloved wife of late Mr S. Halloluwa and loving mother of Ariyaratne, late Jayatissa, Upali, Cyril, Padma and Chandrani, loving mother-in-law of Swarna, Nandanie Shanthi Kumudini, Devaka Paranavithana and Dilrukshan Wijenayake, expired. Cremation at Borella Kanatta at 4 pm on Monday the 14th May 2007. 9A 4th Lane, Madinnagoda, Rajagiriya. 

THIELE - FELIX REGINALD (Firing Fire Services). Dearly beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Livera), loving father of Ricardo (Unilever), Ian (onyx-Taj) and Andre (A.D. Factor), son of the late Mr and Mrs Thiele, son-in-law of the late Mr and Mrs Livera, brother of Maxwell, Patricia, late Rene, Jerome and Thelmar, brother-in-law of Maxie and Jean (Australia), Errol and Olga, Darrel and Cleon, Roger and Dalreen, Terry (Australia), Percy, Carmen, Clifford, late Prudence, Patience and late Niaz and late Tom and Lennie, expired. Cortege leaves 54/21, Second Lane, Aniyakande Estate (off Linton Road), Nagoda, Kandana on Monday14th May at 3 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery, Borella (Roman Catholic Section).

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