Obituaries | Sunday Observer


AUGUSTINE - S.J. - (Retired of Nestle Company) of No. 09,​ Asarappah Road,​ Negombo). Loving husband of Leela,​ loved father of Shashanka (Oman) and Shirosha (Australia),​ father-in-law of Nishanthi and Aloy,​ brother of late Therese,​ brother-in-law of Soma,​ Manel,​ Letitia and late Dominic,​ expired. Funeral takes place at the Mannokkahena Public Cemetery,​ Negombo. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 05th March.027173

FERNANDO - RATHNAMALIE NEELANTHI PRIYANA (NILU),​ April 4th 1951 - February 28th 2018. Ever loving wife of Priyanath,​ precious mother of Nushara and Shanelle,​ Dear mother-in-law of Romesh Atapattu and Jahn De Croos,​ Beloved grandmother of Tiana,​ Arielle and Rien,​ Daugher of late Ruskin & Phoebe Fernando,​ sister of late Chrisantha,​ late Rohana,​ Sirimal & Ramani. Went to be with Jesus on 28th February 2018. The family invites all those who knew & loved her to join them in celebrating her life on Tuesday March 6th 2018,​ at the Kollupitiya Methodist Church at 7.15 p.m.027195

GAJASINGHE - MRS. ELLEN MARGRET - (Retired Principal). Beloved wife of late Mr D.A. Sangapala,​ beloved mother of Anne Sudarshanie (Canada),​ Raveendra Sebastian (Engineer C.E.B.),​ beloved mother-in-law of Vijitha Edirisinghe (Master Mariner),​ Dr Spali Alahakoon (L.R.H.),​ beloved gradmother of Claude Jayasath (Canada),​ Dallan Vikum (Canada),​ Shimal Kalana and Sukhithi Chamali,​ beloved sister of late Rev. Fr. D. John Gajasinghe,​ late Lilly,​ late Cyril,​ Bedna,​ Grace (Canada),​ Rita (Canada),​ expired. Cortege leaves No. 41,​ Kahahena,​ Waga at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 4th For burial at Mawalgama Roman Catholic Church Cemetery027117

GUNAWARDENA - SOMA - Wife of late Mervyn Gunawardena. Loving mother of Nandani,​ mother-in-law of Sunil Ranatunga,​ beloved grandmother of Duneesha and Nimna,​ great grandmother of Kavin,​ Ishana,​ Dinira and Denuka. Remains lie at residence 7,​ Girton School Road,​ Nugegoda. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kohuwala on Sunday the 4th March at 5 p.m.027131

MENDIS - NOEL CECILIA (nee RANASINGHE). Beloved wife of late Victor Mendis (Tea Research Institute),​​ precious mother of Prof. Ranjit Mendis (former Chairman,​​ University Grants Commission) and Dr. Rukmal de Mel (Australia),​​ everloving mother -in-law of Prof. Shanthi Mendis and Godwin de Mel,​​ much loved grandmother of Drs. Ruwani and Hari (Australia),​​ Dr. Ruwan (Australia),​​ Dr. Ruvinda,​​ Rukshan and Jen (Australia) and Nilakshi and Savith (Australia),​​ loving great grandmother of Dev,​​ Dylan,​​ Zara and Raul,​​ only sister of late Hubert,​​ Dr. Remigius,​​ Reginald,​​ Lambert,​​ Lloyd and Douglas,​​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 28,​​ Shady Grove Avenue,​​ Castle Street,​​ Colombo 8 on Sunday,​​ 4th March 2018 at 4.00 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery Kanatte,​​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section) at 5.00 p.m.025576

MUNASINGHE - SEPALA - who,​ died suddenly while on holiday in Colombo,​ will be much missed,​ loved and always remembered by his wife. Dorothea,​ his daughter,​ Karin and her husband Michael,​ Gitanjali,​ his other daughter,​ her husband Wolf Wolfsteiner,​ his grandchildren Leon and Arielle,​ his sisters Srimathi and Swarna and his brother Rangit. Sepala was born on 2 January 1937,​ in Kurunegala and died on 22nd February 2018. His ashes have been interred in Kurunegala. Sepala,​ who studied at Trinity College,​ Kandy,​ was a Barrister-at-Law,​ Lincoln’s Inn,​ held judicial positions in London and was an Attorney-at-Law in Sri Lanka,​ May He rest in peace and attain Nirvana.026939

SILVA - ALOYSIUS OSWIN (Rtd. Director U.S.I.S. Kandy and U.S. Aid Colombo - Past District Governor Lions District 306,​​ Past President,​​ St. Aloysius College,​​ Galle OBA. Beloved husband of late Indra Silva (nee Lowe) (Rtd. Staff - St. Thomas’ College,​​ Mt. Lavinia),​​ loving father of Anusha,​​ Dr. Amila and Aruna (All of U.S.A.),​​ father-in-law of Joseph Fernando,​​ Nadhini Wickremasinghe and Nilakshi Peiris,​​ adored grandfather of Amali,​​ Johann,​​ Anushka,​​ Avishka,​​ Nelisha and Anisha,​​ brother of late Irene Soysa,​​ late Janet Balasuriya,​​ late Cyril,​​ Camille Fernando,​​ Michelia De Soyza,​​ late Lalitha Fernando and late Felicia Perera. The remains will lie at his residence on Sunday March 04,​​ from 3 p.m. Cortege leaves for service and burial at St. Mary’s Church,​​ Katukurunda,​​ Moratuwa at 2 p.m. on Monday March 05. No. 27/​​3,​​ Moses Lane,​​ Katukurunda,​​ Moratuwa.027142

SILVA - OSWIN (Past District Governor). The Lions Club of Moratuwa announces with deep regret the demise of P.D.G. Lion Oswin Silva,​​ MJF. Founder Indra Silva Memorial Nutrition Clinic,​​ Koralawella. The remains lie at his residence on Sunday March 04,​​ from 3 p.m. Cortege leaves for service and burial at St. Mary’s Church,​​ Katukurunda,​​ Moratuwa at 2 p.m. on Monday March 05. 27/​​3,​​ Moses Lane,​​ Katukurunda,​​ Moratuwa.027140