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DE SARAM - CHARLOTTE nee KARUNARATNE - Beloved wife of the late Aloy de Saram,​ cherished mother of Anura (Australia),​ Geethani (Sri Lanka) & Prasanna (Canada),​ loving sister of all late Reggie,​ Jacob,​ Richard,​ Grace & Catherine of Manaweriya Kochchikade,​ mother-in-law of Nilmini & Ishara,​ much adored grandmother of Nicole,​ Alex,​ Adrian,​ Kevin & Shenaya at rest with Jesus on the 25th August 2018,​ aged 91. A funeral service to honour the life of Charlotte was held at St. Philip’s Catholic Church 60,​ Junction Road,​ Blackburn North,​ VIC 3130,​ Australia on Friday the 7th September 2018 at 11.00 am. (followed by a private cremation). Her ashes were interred in Aloy de Saram’s Burial Place at Pallansena Cemetery on the 18th January 2019 (according to her wishes).006453

JIFFREY - AL-HAJ SAHEED SEYED MOHAMED (S.M. JIFFREY) - Retired Secretary to the Ministry of State for Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs,​ member of the Official Languages Commission,​ First Secretary to Sri Lanka Embassy,​ Bonn,​ West Germany,​ Asst. Elections Commissioner and Additional Government Agent (Kandy),​ President of the Board of Trustees of the Masjid-ul-Asna,​ Akurana and author of several works. Son of Marhoom Al-HajAlhafiz Moulavi Fazil M J M Saheed (Soulathi) and Marhooma Kadija Nachchiya,​ beloved husband of Marhooma Tajunniswa,​ father of Tahaney (USA),​ Eng. Rumey Jiffrey (Australia),​ Haariya and Marhoom Salji,​ father-in-law of Dr J M Fahumy (USA),​ Dr. Shiyam Farook and Ruzmina (Australia). Janaza took place on 17th January 2019 at Akurana Grand Mosque. Duas and Prayers of relatives and friends are very much appreciated. r​u​m​e​y​j​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​007623

PATHMAYOHAN - SRIDEVI - Beloved wife of T.K. Pathmayohan,​ sister of Rajeshwaran,​ Sivakumar and Ravidevi,​ loving mother of Dr. Bhairavie,​ Sahana. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Sunday 20th January 2019 from 8.00a.m. Cortege leaves parlour at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at Borella Kanatta.007548

RANARAJA - SHRIYANTHI (nee BANDARA) - Beloved wife of Ranjit,​ loving mother of Amal and Rohan,​ mother-in-law of Nimali and Niluni,​ much loved grandmother of Anya,​ Devindie,​ Roshan and Ruvandie,​ expired. In accordance with her wishes her remains were cremated at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte on 12 January 2019.007616

WIJESURIYA - BANDULA EDIRIWEERA (Retired SLAS of Mirihana,​ Nugegoda) - Beloved husband of late Sumana Wijesuriya,​ loving father of Malkanthi (New Zealand),​ Lakmina (Australia ),​ Athula and Suranjan (Australia),​ father-in-law of Sunil (New Zealand) Champa (Australia),​ Tamara and Hemika (Australia) and loving brother of Neeta Ginige and Murial Jayasekara,​ expired. Remains lie at Boralesgamuwa Florist Funeral Parlour,​ No. 52,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Borelesgamuwa from to 9.00 pm on Sunday 21st January 2019 and will donate to the Medical Faculty of Sri Jayawardenepura on Monday 22nd January .007621

MANAMPERI - SASHIN PATRICK - Dearly beloved son of Sandy (Sandhya),​ nephew of Udeni,​ Sidath & Veronica,​ grandson of Dawn and late Dharme,​ cousin of Ushan,​ Umesh,​ Shaneille,​ Shihan,​ Shaleen & Sharome (all of Australia) called to rest at a tender age. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 21st at 2.45 p.m. Service at St. Anthony’s Church Kollupitiya Burial at RC Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella. (dress request yellow /​ blue /​ purple to celebrate his tender age). 9/​4,​ 1/​1,​ Clifford Road,​ Colombo 03.007651

PERERA - MYRTLE ASSUNTHA (former Deputy Principal,​ St. Mary’s College,​ Dehiwala,​ and former Programme Director,​ Subodhi Institute),​ precious eldest daughter of late (George),​ Emmanuel and late Gladys Perera),​ loving sister of Audrey,​ Indrani,​ Manel,​ Nimal,​ Srimal,​ Sunil,​ Shirani,​ Kantha and Deidri,​ sister-in-law of Thamara,​ Nirmala and Chandra,​ nephew/​niece of Saumya,​ Nirmal,​ Eresha and Ruwanthi,​ Archchi of Chamath,​ Tilini,​ Nirodha and Sharon. Cortege leaves residence,​ 16,​ Subodharama Road,​ Dehiwala at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 21st January,​ for burial at General Cemetery,​ Mt.Lavinia (Catholic Section).007647

PHILLIPS - REX - Solicitor Attorney-at-Law,​ former Senior Partner Julius and Creasy,​ former Chairman of Gestetner of Ceylon Ltd,​ former President - St. Patricks College,​ Jaffna OBU,​ (Colombo Branch) - Husband of late Felicia (nee Martin),​ brother of late Lucian and Vivian Phillips,​ Noelin Devarajan,​ dearly beloved father of Dinal Phillips (PC),​ Niloo Phillips (USA) and Shoyla Luke (UK),​ father-in-law of Samantha (USA),​ Chris Luke (UK),​ dearly beloved grandfather of Emma and Ashley Woolard,​ Farrah,​ Tashia,​ great-grandfather of Amelia. Respects can be paid from 9.00 a.m. on Monday 21st January 2019 at residence No. 26,​ Charles Drive,​ Colombo 3. Cortege leaves residence on Tuesday,​ 22nd January 2019,​ at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.00 p.m.007653