Obituaries | Sunday Observer


Rev. Dr. COLTON S. WICKRAMARATNE. Founder,​ Pastor People’s Church,​ Former Chairman,​ Assemblies of God,​ called to glory. Beloved husband of late Susanne,​ loving father of Chrysantha and Menaka,​ Eran and Kushlani,​ Dishan and Jayani and Roshie and Nimendra James,​ grandfather of Sasha and Presantha Jayamaha,​ Dhishan and Shehara,​ Sohanya and Michael Waters,​ Shyara and Sash Raymond,​ Rajeev and Dilani,​ great-grandfather of Dharan,​ Akel and Rhaya,​ brother of Raynald and Sriyantha. Remains lie at 16/​9,​ Averihena Road,​ Colombo 5,​ and will be at People’s Church,​ Narahenpita on Sunday 11 from 3.00 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday 12th November at 2.30 p.m. Cortege leaves church at 4.00 p.m. for General Cemetery,​ Borella. No flowers by request.130143

FERNANDO - MYRNA AUDREY. ‘At rest with Jesus’. Wife of late Clive,​ mother of Cedric (deceased),​ Charmaine (UK) and Deryk,​ grandmother of Saffronn,​ Rhea and Ani (UK). Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on 11th November 2018 onwards. Cortege leaves the parlour at 11.00 a.m. on 12th November 2018 for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (R.C. Section).130121

HULANGAMUWA - MALKANTHI (ex Staff,​ St. Anthony’s Convent,​ Kollupitiya). Beloved wife of Sarath ( Ex Air Lanka),​ mother of Ruwangani,​ Manula and Erangani,​ mother-in-law of Nuwan Nagahawatte (London) and Samitha Perera (Fonterra Brands Lanka),​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Respect Parlour from Sunday 11th November,​ 08.30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Monday 12th November from 08.30 a.m. until cortege leaves parlour for cremation at 5 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ Borella.130135

JAYASEKERA - SUJATA IDDAMALGODA,​ passed away on June 16,​ 2018 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Hamilton Jayasekera (Post Master - Sri Lanka),​ loving mother of Anura Jayasekera and Vinita Witanachchi and loving mother-in-law of Duthika Cyril and Sarath Witanachchi. She was very much loved by all her grandchildren,​ Sitara,​ Chiran,​ Kokila,​ Migara,​ Ereka and Gordon. Sujata was an English Specialist Teacher at Central College,​ Piliyandala. After immigrating to the USA in 1986 she lived with her husband and daughter’s family in Florida. She was an avid reader,​ an animal lover who was always there for needy stray cats & dogs and had a huge heart of compassion to help anyone in need. She was greatly admired by all her students. Always clad in Kandyan saree,​ her loyalty to Sri Lanka as her motherland was so great that she refused even to relinquish her Sri Lankan citizenship,​ as a result,​ despite living over 30 years in the USA,​ she passed away as a Sri Lankan citizen. Cremation was held on June 21,​ 2018 among family and friends. Her husband and children express their gratitude to all those who attended the cremation and assisted and comforted them during this sad time.128485

JEEVARATNAM - MARINA NIRANJALA (NIR). Much loved and most loving mother and mother-in-law of Sherran & Monika Rajaratnam (UK),​ cherished daughter of the late Charles & Nancy Jeevaratnam,​ loved and loving sister and sister-in-law of Emil & Leilani Jeevaratnam (UK). Cherry & Shiranee Jeevaratnam (Canada),​ and also of Rowena Russell (UK). Former wife of Loges Rajaratnam (UK),​ and daughter-in-law of the late Rasa & Muriel Chelvathy Rajaratnam,​ granddaughter of the late Emily & Charles Gnanapragasam of Manipay,​ Jaffna and the late Victoria & Thomas Kandiah of Kalmunai,​ Batticaloa. Called home on 31st October 2018. The funeral service will be held at 1:45 p.m. (GMT) on 15th November 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church,​ Bexleyheath,​ Kent (UK),​ followed by a cremation service at the Eltham Crematorium,​ Kent (UK). No flowers by request,​ but if desired,​ donations can be made to Footsteps Sr Lanka,​ Telephone: 011-2817391.129562

RANASINGHE - VIJITH BUDDHARAJA (Age 77). On Tuesday,​ November 6,​ 2018,​ of Silver Spring,​ MD. Father of Vimalka Riveros and Viran Ranasinghe and their mother Elizabeth Ranasinghe,​ brother of Chitra Pathiraja and the late Ananda Ranasinghe. Also survived by three grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home,​ 500,​ University Boulevard West,​ Silver Spring,​ MD,​ (Valet Parking),​ on Thursday,​ November 15,​ from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers,​ memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. www.collinsfuneralhome.com129873

SIVANANTHAM - JEHATHESWARY (JEGA). Wife of late Mr Kanthiah Sivanantham,​ Attorney-at-Law (Sivanantham Associates),​ beloved mother of Dr. Shivi (Ananthi) and Sivaranjan,​ mother-in-law of Ajantha,​ beloved grandmother of Shehan and Sahana,​ sister of late Markandan,​ late Thatchanamoorthy,​ Vijayalakshmi,​ Vanniyasingham and Sriskanthan,​ expired. Viewing will be at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday 10th November from 3.00 p.m. Cortege will leave the parlour on Sunday 11th November at 12.30 p.m. for cremation at 1.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.129890

WIJEYERATNAM - MAURICE. Beloved husband of Jacinta (nee Casiechitty),​ loving father of Vianney (Commercial Bank,​ Wellawatta) and Sharmalene (Lanka Securities),​ son of the late Roche and Annie Wijeyeratnam,​ brother of late Stanny,​ Clarice,​ Noeline,​ Jerry,​ Neville and Marie,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 11 November for burial at Kanatte (R.C. Section). 111,​ Kotahena Street,​ Colombo 13.130077