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DE COSTA - AYESHA ROWAN ANN - expired on 20th April 2019. Beloved daughter of late Rowan and Noel De Costa,​ sister of Alan De Costa. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Sunday 21st April 2019. Cortege leaves the parlour at 11.00 a.m. on the same day for interment at the General Cemetery (General Christian Section),​ Kanatte.039467

DRIEBURG - SONIA - Beloved daughter of the late Dora Elizabeth (Betty) Drieburg and Tristram (Tris),​ Clement-Smith and beloved cousin of David Jonklass. Has gone home to the Lord. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10.00 a.m. on Monday 22nd April 2019. Memorial Service begins at 2.30 p.m. on the same day at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour followed by cremation at the General Cemetery (Old Crematorium) Kanatte at 4.00 p.m.039466

FERNANDO - SHEILA (nee HENRY) - At Rest with Jesus - Much loved wife of Gordon,​ sister of Merl,​ Collinette Basnayake and Daria (all deceased),​ aunt of Nihal,​ Amal,​ Lilani,​ Sheran,​ Prasantha and Sharmila,​ expired on 12th of April. A private funeral was held in accordance with her wishes.038174

PAUL - FRANKLYN (MONTY) passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Mano,​ loving father of Mystica (UK) and Malcolm (Barbados),​ father-in-law of Shehan (UK),​ darling papa of Tashiya,​ Trevin and Tanisha,​ beloved son of late Gertrude and Dharmaraj Paul,​ loving brother of Molly,​ Jenny,​ late Maurice,​ Geoffrey and Neville. Cortege leaves Jayarathne Funeral Parlour,​ Kalubowila on Monday 22nd of April at 2.00 p.m. for burial at Galkissa Cemetery.039464

PEIRIS - LESTER (formerly Central Bank),​ beloved husband of late Thelma,​ loving father of late Shahan and Shareen (NDB),​ father-in-law of Shalini and Harendra,​ adored grandfather of Druwen,​ Drushenka,​ Hashendra and Shaveen,​ brother of late Clair,​ Rex,​ Aubrey,​ Elroy,​ Ronnie and Doyle,​ passed away peacefully. Body will be taken from Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia to the residence,​ 38,​ St. Peters Road,​ Moratuwa on Sunday,​ 21st April at 0600 hours. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday,​ 21st April at 1600 hours for service and burial at Holy Emmanuel Church,​ Moratuwa.039434

SOORIYARACHCHI - RATHNA - Born on 16th April 1927,​ passed away peacefully on 18th April 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of late Hemachandra Sooriyarachchi,​ loving mother of Chitrakumar (Australia),​ Kanthi,​ Anoma and Gayani,​ mother-in-law of Shandeli (Australia),​ late Gamini,​ Kapila and Chandana,​ mostly beloved grandmother of Dilshara (Australia),​ Dr Radikha & Dr Rohan,​ Heshali,​ Christine (Australia),​ Thisarani,​ Vidushi,​ Melani (Australia),​ Ovini & Chavini. She has touched many lives and will be sadly missed. Funeral Services – At 41/​65B Rukmalgama Housing Scheme on Saturday 20th April 2019 . Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella from 8:00 a.m onwards on Sunday 21st April 2019. Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4 p.m. on 21st April 2019.039468

WIJEMUNI ARIYAWATHIE ANULA DE SILVA - Beloved wife of H.P. De Silva (Retired Additional Secretary) - Mother of Iresha,​ Sidath,​ Poorna,​ Sajith & late Sukith,​ mother-in-law of Ramsay,​ Indira,​ Prasanna & Indika,​ grandmother of Irushna,​ Madhu,​ Rivi,​ Mihiri,​ Surindi & Supun. Cortege leaves No. 460,​ Kandy Rd,​ Ranmuthugala,​ Kadawatha at 3.15 p.m. on 21.04.2019. Cremation at Kadawatha,​ Eldeniya Cemetery at 4 p.m.039431