Obituaries | Sunday Observer


E.D. GUNASINGHE (Retired Editor of Hanzard Parliament of Sri Lanka,​ Former Director of Human Resources,​ Mount Lavinia Hotel). Loving husband of Chandralatha,​ beloved father of Darshana and Ajitha. Father in law of Yameng and Tharishi. Loving grandfather of Ruwana and Sarah,​ Seshan,​ Luckni,​ Harini,​ Kushil,​ Chaniru and Ashni. Great grandfather of Isaiah. passed away peacefully in Sydney Australia. Funeral on 29th July 2019 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park,​ Leppington,​ NSW Australia. 10,​ Wingate Avenue,​ West Hoxton,​ NSW 2171,​ Australia.073166

JOSEPH JEROME FRANCIS. Son of late Giles and Therese (Dolly),​ husband of Gail,​ father of Jason (Hilton Residence) and Joel (Spa Ceylon),​ brother of late Jennifer and of Darrel,​ brother-in-law of Dicky Jacqueline,​ Dave,​ Rhonda,​ Astrid,​ Tania and Kevin. Remains lie at Western Funeral Parlour,​Negombo. Cortege leaves Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 28th for burial at Kurana Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section) at 4.30 p.m.074165

MORAGODA - GLADYS - Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved wife of late Dr. Jackie,​ darling mother of Bernie (Australia),​ Romany (Australia),​ late Radley and of Marie and Asoka (USA),​ mother-in-law of Veronica,​ Colin,​ Freeda,​ Nelu and Ruveni,​loving sister of late Gertrude,​ grandmother of late Sharon and of Shane,​ Suzette,​ Penny,​ Dilshan,​ Lakshan,​ Rahelle,​ Mahalya,​ Adriyal and 14 great grand children. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday 28th July 2019. Thereafter cortege leaves parlour at 4.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (General Christian Section).074168

PERERA - VINCENT MICHAEL (Formerly of Insurance Corp. of Sri Lanka). Brother of Vina Rodrigo,​ late Sister Mary Irene,​ Emmo (F.M.M.),​ late Florence Senewiratne & late Victor Perera,​ brother-in-law of Patricia Perera,​ called to rest with Jesus. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Borella,​ from 10.00 a.m. Sunday 28th July,​ until 3.00 p.m. Monday 29th July 2019. Thereafter the burial will take place at 4.00 p.m. at Madampitiya (R.C.) burial grounds,​ Colombo 14.074167

RATNASEKERA - VIJITHA (Retired Teacher of Lalith Athulathmudali Vidyalaya,​ Mount Lavinia). Beloved wife of Robert (Retired Central Bank),​ loving mother of Varuna (Ex Seylan Bank),​ Ravi,​ Upul,​ Lilamani & Nandani,​ beloved mother-in-law of Charima (Tippy),​ Chandani,​ Chintha,​ Ajantha Weeraratna (Canada) and Nipuna Wimalasundera (UK),​ grandmother of Ranush,​ Ranishka (KDU),​ Anshali (ANC),​ Pravinka (KDU),​ Tavishi,​ Lakindu (NSBM),​ Chanuth,​ Budhmi and Thihansa. Funeral will be held on 28th July at 5 p.m. at Mount Lavinia Cemetery. Cortege will leave residence (No. 10,​ Fernando Road,​ Mt.Lavinia) at 4 p.m. No flowers by request.073875

YOGESWARI (YOGA) RODRIGO (nee SELLAMUTTU). Loving wife of the late Mahesa Rodrigo,​ mother of Maithra and Tarini,​ mother-in-law of Mike Vosper,​ adored grandmother of Dylan,​ Camilla and Kiran,​ beloved daughter of the late Adigar A. Sellamuttu and Mrs. Sellamuttu,​ sister of the late brothers and late sisters Soma,​ Siva,​ Nage,​ Baleswari,​ Sangare,​ Rajeswari,​ Singham,​ Sundari,​ and Bala,​ daughter-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cryril Rodrigo,​ sister-in-law of the late Indrani,​ the late Devaka and Sinthamani and Kantha,​ passed away peacefully after fulfilling a life of 9 decades inspiring many generations of diverse people to live in peace and harmony. Cortege leaves residence 69/​8A,​ 2nd Lane,​ Senanayake Avenue,​ Nawala on Monday 29th July at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at the Old Crematorium,​ General Cemetery,​ Kanatte. No flowers by request.074166