Obituaries | Sunday Observer


ATAPATTU - DREDA MALANIE. Wife of late Dr. Ranjith Atapattu (Minister of Health and Labour -[1977-1983]; Adviser,​ UNICEF),​ mother of Dr. Druvindra Atapattu (Oasis Hospital,​ Central Bank,​ Litro gas and Lake House),​ mother-in-law of Dr. Himali Atapattu (LRH),​ grandmother of Dimtry (Royal),​ Vinuki (Visakha),​ sister of late Mertha,​ Clarence (Australia),​ Shirley (Australia),​ Ralph and Bianka,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on 23rd and 24th. Cortege leaves the Parlour on 24th December at 3.30 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte at 4 p.m.145617

DE ALWIS - MRS. THEODORA INDRANI (nee KARUNATILAKE). Beloved wife of late D.D. Hendrick De Alwis (Henry Stores),​ loving mother of Kumar Indramala (U.K),​ mother-in-law of Dr. CHL Abaya Siriwardena (U.K),​ much loved grandmother of Chandi (U.K),​ Dana (U.K),​ Dinal (U.K),​ sister of late Henry,​ late Douglas,​ late Stanley,​ sister-in-law of late Chandra,​ Manel,​ Rani,​ passed away peacefully at age of 88,​ on the 16th of December. Funeral took place in Asgiriya,​ Kandy.144605

FERNANDO - STANLEY,​ husband of late Pearl,​ father/​father-in-law of Nadine & Cyril,​ grandfather of Sachin,​ son of late Mr & Mrs J H B Fernando,​ brother of late Oliver,​ Thomas,​ Emily and of Hilda,​ Rita,​ Gertrude,​ late Stella and of Asuntha,​ Vasantha and Beatrice. Viewing from 8.30 a.m. on Sunday 23rd December at Jayarathne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4.30 p.m. this evening.145621

KARUNANITHY - MAHANANDAN (Retired Factory Engineer of Government Factory,​ Kolonnawa and former Secretary of the Ministry of Hindu Culture and Affairs) (Birth 16.07.1942 - Death 20.12.2018),​ passed away on 20.12.2018 in Colombo. He is the loving son of late Sivasambu Karunanithy and Meenatshiyamma,​ son-in-law of late Veluppillai and Muthamma,​ loving husband of Thilagavathy (retired Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue),​ and brother of Karunavathy and late Karunananthan. He is the loving father of late Elankumaran (Faculty of Engineering,​ University of Moratuwa),​ Kalyani Manivannan (HNB) and Thirukkumaran (Software Engineer,​ Australia) and loving grandfather of Suwathi,​ Suruthi (Hindu Ladies College,​ Wellawatte),​ Sountharikan,​ Karthikeyan and Keatharany. Rituals will take place starting from 8.00 a.m. on Sunday at his residence 64A,​ 1/​1,​ School Avenue,​ Dehiwala. Cortege leaves for cremation at Mount Lavinia Crematorium at 9.30 a.m.145619

KATHRIARACHCHI - D. M. (92) Former teacher of Ananda College and Boralesgamuwa Maha Vidyalaya passed away yesterday. She was the mother of former Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army retired Major Genaral Prasad Samarasinghe and Pradeepa Samarasinghe. She was the wife of late Mr. S.D. Sugathadasa. Her remains will be laid at Jayaratne Respect Home from 6.00pm today and funeral will be held at 5.00pm tomorrow (24) at Borella Genaral Cemetery.145622

PUSWELLA - SARATH (Pinnalanda Estate,​ Watareka,​ Padukka) - Beloved husband of Pradeepa,​ loving father of Deependra (Sydney) and Sareetha,​ loving father-in-law of Pradeep Udugama (Sydney) and Dr. Harsha Ariyaratne,​ loving brother of Malini,​ Ranjith,​ late Malika,​ Amitha,​ Chithra and Rohini,​ loving brother-in-law of late Bennet,​ Kanthi,​ Wimalasena,​ Wijesinghe,​ Gamini,​ Priyankari,​ Buddhini and Sampath (Sydney). Remains at Jayaratne “The Restpect” Borella on 22nd and 23rd of December for viewing. Cremation will take place on Sunday the 23rd of December at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery Borella.145385

PUWAKDANDAWA - WALTER. Beloved husband of Dr. Mrs. Dhammika Gunawardena,​ father of Hasith Puwakdandawa (New Zealand),​ Sajini Yapa (Australia),​ Dilum Puwakdandawa (New Zealand),​ father-in-law of Shalin,​ Dumitha,​ Pamuditha,​ grandfather of Ashel,​ Kimaya,​ Shenuk and Dehara. Remains lie at the Restpect Funeral home by Jayaratne’s,​ Colombo 08. Cremation on Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.145615

TUAN BADURDEEN KADU AMATH (BUDDY) (Ex Tyre Corporation,​ Kelaniya),​ passed away peacefully on 18th December 2018. Loving brother of Ruwyn B.I.L. of late Jingo Fallil,​ loved uncle of Franki and Roliza Annon (Sydney),​ Shiraaz and Oneeza Fallil (Melbourne),​ Tuan and Jemina Ahamath (U.A.E.),​ loving father of Rizvi,​ F.I.L. of Naceera and granddad of Jourie. Janaza took place the same day at Kuppiyawatta Muslim Burial Grounds,​ Colombo 9. May Allah grant him Jannathul Firdouze Ameen. 551-E,​ Kurunduwatta 1st Lane,​ Averiwatta Road,​ Wattala.145310

WIJEYEKOON - SITA. Beloved wife of Lalith,​ loving mother of Ruwani,​ daughter of late Richard and Rita De Saram,​ loving sister of Swarna and Lalana,​ sister-in-law of Gamini,​ Sharmini and Nalin,​ expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Funeral will take place on Sunday 23rd of December. Religious rites at 9.30 a.m. Cremation at 11.00 a.m. at Borella Cemetery (Old Crematorium).145618