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DE SILVA - FIDELIA - Devoted wife of the late Douglas De Silva,​ loving mother of Dilhan and Harin,​ mother-in-law of Ayoma and Lotte and grandmother of Ian and Timothy,​ elder sister of the late Chandra,​ Viola,​ Denzil,​ Luke & Elmo and of Vere,​ Nihal,​ Nelun,​ Sriani and Savitri,​ expired on 3rd January 2019. In accordance with her wishes her remains were cremated at the General Cemetery Kanatte on the same day. The internment of the ashes will take place at Kalahe,​ Galle at a future date. The family is grateful for the presence and prayers of the Clergy of The Methodist Church,​ Members of the YWCA of Sri Lanka,​ the “Footprints” Homes Staff and Children,​ and for the assistance of friends and relatives that helped complete the funeral arrangements at short notice.004662

Death is announced of ROSEMARY DAWN KODITUWAKKU - Wife of late Herbert Kodituwakku,​ former proprietor - City Light Studio,​ Nuwara-Eliya,​ dearly beloved mother of Hiran,​ Ranil,​ Ravi and Ruwan,​ mother-in-law of Rosie,​ Bewerly and Kamini. Cortege leaves residence Jayathilaka Mawatha at 1.00 p.m. on Sunday 13th January for burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery,​ Nuwara-Eliya.005163

GOONERATNE - EARL DUDLEY DE SILVA - Dearly beloved husband of Lilamani,​ son of late William & Grace Gooneratne,​ loving father of Lelani,​ Malkanthi,​ Sushila,​ Dharshani & Kumari,​ father-in-law of Sunil,​ Jude,​ late Darrel,​ of Sapumal & Gihan,​ loving grandfather of Suranga,​ Dashan,​ Mayanga,​ Malinda,​ Shalinda,​ Kanishka,​ Amesh & Sadesh. Cortege leaves residence for burial at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 13th at Kohuwala Cemetery. 53,​ S De S Jayasinghe Mawatha Kohuwala.005216

HENRICUS - IONA - Beloved mother of Sanschia,​ Elion,​ Kirk Gunawardana,​ daughter of late Hartley and of Mary Henricus,​ loving grandmother of Aundrae,​ Natasha,​ Keshini,​ Seanna,​ Heron. Mortal remains will lie at 234D,​ Mullapitiya Road,​ Kaluwamodara,​ Aluthgama from Sunday the 13th to Monday the 14th January and burial at St. Mary’s Church,​ Aluthgama at 3.00 p.m. Tel. 0777035689 - Elion.005239

KOTHALAWALA - YASAPALA. Beloved husband of Susila Kakulawala,​ loving father of Udeni (Mitko Group of Companies),​ Nirosha,​ Surangi (USA) and Yamuna (USA),​ loving father-in-law of Priyantha Wijeratne (Mitko Trading),​ Jayantha Wijesinghe (Department of Posts),​ Athula Liyanage (USA) and Suman Meepalage (USA),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 178/​5,​ Kothalawala Avenue,​ Magammana,​ Homagama at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 13th January 2019 for cremation at Homagama Magammana General Cemetery.004987

LEONIE KOELMEYER (nee ADAMS) - Dearly beloved wife of the late Melville (formerly at Sri Lanka Customs),​ loving mother of Milroy (Retired Government Factory,​ Kolonnawa),​ Romaine (Lecturer - BCI,​ Bolawalana),​ Christopher (Manager - Pavana Hotel,​ Kochchikade) Adrian (Manager - Sherryland Hotel),​ and Winsotn (Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd - Wattala),​ mother-in-law of Jean,​ Ralph Vandort J.P. (Mediation Board - Negombo),​ Kanthi and Myrtle,​ loving sister of Tyronne Adams (Canada),​ sister-in-law of late Bernard,​ Anton,​ Velma,​ Richard,​ Verita and of Ives,​ Virginia (Australia) and Helene,​ adored grandmother of Ranmore,​ Rochelle ,​ Crystal,​ Dominic,​ Andrea,​ Corrine and Mark,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence 7/​22,​ St. Ninion Mawatha,​ Negombo at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 13th January 2019,​ for burial at General Cemetery,​ Negombo.005195

PERERA - LAKSHMAN ARTHUR - At Rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Deepthi,​ loving father of Dilaksha,​ son of late Arthur and Dorothy Perera,​ loving brother of Maithri,​ Malkanthi,​ late Mohan,​ Ranjan,​ Kumarini and Priyani. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia from 10 a.m. on Saturday. Cortege leaves Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on 13th January. Service and burial at St. Sebastian’s Church,​ Moratuwa.004990

SAMARASEKERA - S.A.P. (SAM). Dearly beloved husband of Imali Samarasekera (C.I.S.,​ Colombo),​ loving father of Janith,​ Umesh & Rajith,​ son of late Mr Willie & late Mrs Norma Samarasekera of Pussellawa,​ son-in-law of late Mr Percy & Mrs Indrani Weerasinghe of Gunnepana,​ brother of Bushini,​ Kamalini & Nalin,​ expired. Remains will lie at No. 38D,​ Berawawela Gonamadiththa Road,​ Piliyandala till 6 a.m. on 13th January and thereafter the remains will lie at Edward Hill Estate,​ Wahugapitiya,​ Pussellawa from 12 noon till 3 p.m. Burial will take place at Holy Trinity Church,​ Pussellawa at 3.30 p.m.004842