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ABEYSEKERA - LIYANARACHCHIGE DHARMA MALINI - (nee JAYASINGHE). Death is sadly announced of Liyanarachchige Dharma Malini Abeysekera (Nee Jayasinghe) in Melbourne Australia on 5th November 2017 after a brief illness. She was the widow of late Ervin Abeysekera (Kalapugama,​ Kalutara),​ loving mother of Srimal and Samangi (Dinithi),​ mother-in-law of Chitrani and Rasitha,​ grandmother of Ashanthi,​ Tharushi and Vihan,​ eldest daughter of late George Jayasinghe and late Piyaseeli Gunaratne of (Kosgahagodella,​ Matugama). The body was handed over to the Medical Research Institute,​ Melbourne as per her wishes. Religious ceremonies were held in Melbourne and in Sri Lanka to confer merits. May she attain Nibbana.147807

DR. JAYASURIYA - C.P. Beloved husband of late Vathsala,​ loving father of Upula,​ father-in-law of Nihal Weerakoon,​ grandfather of Udara and Harshani,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour (Sunday 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Monday 9.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.) Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 5.00 p.m. on Monday 27.11.2017.148905

MANUEL - IDA. Darling Hepzibah of Soysapura,​ Moratuwa. Former Lecturer of Peradeniya University and St. Lawrence College,​ Wellawatte. Beloved wife of late Kingsley Manuel (Hellbodde Estate),​ loving mother of Princy (Angela) and Ashley,​ mother-in-law of Ranjan Bastian and Dilanthi Manuel (Principal Mowbray College,​ Kandy),​ grandfather of Loshaarn,​ Tina,​ Travin and Gishaan,​ grandmother-in-law of Rusiru Wijesundera and Oenone Mills,​ great grandmother of Avianna and Zion. Sister of Viola,​ Kamala and late Ceceila. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia on Monday the 27th November,​ at 2.00 p.m. for Service at Christ Church Dehiwala,​ and thereafter burial at Mount Lavinia Cemetery. 40/​4B,​ Peters Lane,​ Dehiwala. (Contact Ashley 0777362046,​ Princy 0772564546)148734

SIRIMANNE - NEVILLE - (Formerly Bank of Ceylon). Beloved husband of Alexsandra,​​ loving father of Ajith,​​ Enoca and Lasanthi,​​ father-in-law of Shamalie Sirimanne and Nishantha Goonawardena,​​ son of late Emmanuel and Caraline Sirimanne,​​ loving brother of late Gerry and of Ruth,​​ Bertha and Rita,​​ caring grandfather of Hiruni,​​ Devin,​​ Tharushi and Oshan,​​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at Pannala Road,​​ Dankotuwa. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. on Sunday 26th November for burial at Dummalakotuwa Church Burial Ground.148557

WELIKALA - DEVAPRIYA LOUIS OSMUND (PRIYA) - passed away peacefully on 31st October 2017 aged 78. Much loved and cherished husband of Nadani (Nee Curtis) and father of Terentia,​ Osmund and Edward,​ father-in-law of Andrew and Claire,​ grandfather of Francesca,​ Alice and Matilda,​ eldest son of late Rev. E.O.P. and Milfred Welikala and son-in-law of late advocate T.K. and Mary Curtis,​ brother of late Eksath,​ Lakshman,​ Srilal and late Sunil and brother-in-law of Malini,​ Kanthi,​ Chrishanthi and Shiromi (Canada). The funeral service is to be held on Thursday 30th November 2017 at 11.00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist,​ Caterham Valley,​ Surrey,​ UK. No flowers. Donations to Deaf and Blind Aid Lanka,​ UK Registered Charity No. 1123487. Internment of ashes will take place in Sri Lanka,​ Kanatta,​ Colombo. Date will be notified later. Requiem Service also to be held at St. Matthew Church,​ Battaramulla at 5 p.m. on 30th November. Telephone: 0778036025,​ 0912222317.148329