Obituaries | Sunday Observer


DAYANANDA - UKWATTA KANKANAMGE - Beloved husband of Sumithra,​​ loving Thathi of Praveen and Vindya,​​ loving father-in-law of Matt McCabe,​​ brother of Lalitha,​​ Daya,​​ Upali,​​ brother-in-law of Prem,​​ Gamini and Ramani,​​ passed away the morning of 29th August,​​ 2019. The funeral for Mr. Dayananda will be at The Restpect Home of Bauddhaloka Mawatha on Saturday,​​ 31st August,​​ 2019 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,​​ and Sunday,​​ 1st September,​​ 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation will be at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday,​​ 1st September,​​ 2019 at Borella General Cemetery.086734

DEP - MRS. BULATHSINGHALAGE ELLEN SOMA (nee COORAY) 94 years. Beloved wife of late Wewage Alwin Dep,​ loving mother of Amitha and Shamini,​ mother-in-law of Dilam,​ grandmother of Chatushka,​ passed away peacefully on 20th July and cremated on 21st July. No. 8,​ 1st Lane,​ Rampart Road,​ Kotte. 0773077434. a​n​j​a​l​i​k​a​d​i​a​s​@​y​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​086980

DE ALWIS - STANLEY - Dearly beloved husband of late Kamini (Sashi), precious father of Dilhara & Ajith Perera, Nilanthi & Rohan Yogarajah, darling grandfather of Jovanka, Jeraan and Shiyan, beloved brother of Clarence, Megal, Phyllis, Mavis and Edith, went to be with the Lord. Remains lie at Barney Raymond Funeral Parlour from Sunday 1st September. Service at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd September and burial at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Borella. 087041

GEORGE WILLIAM PIETERSZ - Beloved husband of Florance Pietersz,​​ loving father of Sandra,​​ Andrea and Shereen,​​ father-in-law of Brinsley,​​ Prabath and Thushara and grandchildren. Cortege leaves the residence for service at St. Thomas Church,​​ Kotte at 3.30 p.m. on 01st September and thereafter burial at the Church Cemetery. (Residence: 20/​​18,​​ Epitamulla Road,​​ Pitakotte).086895

IN MEMORIAM - ROSY HORSHINGTON - Sadly missed along life’s way,​ quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share,​ but in our hearts,​ you’re always there. Thinking of you ROSY today & everyday. Lily Akka & Jothy Athan.086764

JOSEPH - GERTRUDE (GERTY) EMERALD - Wife of late Wallace,​ loving mother of late Naysum,​ Poornam,​ Selvam and of Ranji,​ Mano & Rukmani,​ mother-in-law of late Raja and of Errol,​ Thelma and Mohan,​ grandmother of Romesh & Shamistha,​ Sudharshini & Ravi,​ Dushy,​ Nishan & Byurim,​ Sharmila & Nic,​ Tanuja & Nick,​ Nishani & Arms,​ Nixie & Titus and late Navin & of Shantha and loving great-grandmother to her 17 great-grandchildren,​ passed away on 30 August 2019. Remains lie at A F Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday 1st September 2019 from 10.30 a.m. onwards. Service at the Parlour on 2nd September 2019 at 3.30 p.m. followed by burial at General Cemetery Borella at 4.00 p.m. (Anglican Section).087038

PERERA - NEWTON - Beloved husband of late Merlyn (Nee Tissera),​​ loving father of late Nirmalee,​​ Chandrika,​​ Neomal (former Deputy Minister) and Ruwani,​​ beloved brother of late Concy,​​ late Lilly,​​ late Paris,​​ late Silvarius and late Esther,​​ brother-in-law of late Reggie,​​ Basilica,​​ late Bede,​​ Quintus and Dr. Walter. Remains lie at residence “Radella”,​​ Pamunugama. Cortege leaves the residence for service at St. Joseph’s Church,​​ Pamunugama at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 1st September and thereafter burial at the Roman Catholic Cemetery,​​ Pamunugama.087037

RAJARATNAM - ELIZABETH RAJAPOOVATHY - Daughter of the late Mr & Mrs W.M. Joshua of Earlalai (Jaffna). Beloved wife of late A.Y. Rajaratnam,​ loving mother of Raveindiran (Ravi,​ Australia),​ Rajini (Thanji,​ Sreeharan (UK),​ Devendran (Inthy) (Canada),​ Yogendran (Joe) (Australia),​ Jeyandran (Jeyam) (UK),​ Selvendran (Chella) (Norway) and Gnanendran (Gnana) (Canada),​ mother-in-law of Shanthy,​ late Sreeharan,​ Ruba,​ late Breda,​ Nali,​ Ranji,​ Manohari and Sithira,​ grandmother of Shiran,​ Shereen & Jonathan,​ Prahaan & Vithiya,​ Vano & Deloshan,​ Jeran & Vanita,​ Samantha,​ Shornaa,​ Nishan,​ Nerohan,​ Nirubana and Amrithaa,​ great-grandmother of Shayaanah,​ Sharmayah and Jaren,​ sister of late Violet Anantham,​ late Winnie Rajaratnam,​ Dr. W.D. Joshua & late Eunice Tharamaseelan,​ sister-in-law of Rita Joshua. Called to Glory on 26th of August 2019. Funeral service will be held at Wallington Methodist Church,​ Beddington Gardens,​ Wallington,​ Surrey SM6 0HU,​ UK on Saturday 7th of September 2019 at 9.30 a.m. Contact Jeyam (+447793916885),​ Thanji (+447870847083). Informant Mr R.E. Rajan).087024

RAJENDRAM - SIVAPACKIAM - Beloved relict of late S. Rajendram (Irrigation Engineer and Director of TCEO),​ loving mother of Aneetha Vallipuram,​ Sai Yoganathan and Ramani Sunil Raj,​ dearly beloved grandmother of Brindha Kugan,​ Anushya Sivayokan,​ Krishna,​ Pranavan,​ Varayini Prasanna,​ Sukeetha Sameer and Senthooran,​ passed in to Shiva-Parvathy leaving her mortal remains. Cortege will arrive at the A.F. Raymond Parlour at 8.00 a.m. on 03rd September,​ 2019 and the Cremation will be at 11.30 a.m. at the New Crematorium,​ Borella Kanaththa.087043

SALGADO - PROF M.S.L. (LAKSHMAN) - Former J.M.O. Colombo - Beloved husband of late Chintamani (nee Goonesekera),​​ loving father of Krishant and Shamali,​​ brother of late Dr. M.R.P. (Ranji) and Dr. M.R.I. (Raja). Cremation on Sunday 1st September at 4.00 p.m. at Borella Cemetery Kanatte (Old Crematorium). Cortege leaves residence No. 5,​​ Melbourne Avenue,​​ Colombo 4 at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 1st Sept. No flowers please. Donations could be made to the Cancer Hospital Children’s Surgery Fund.086665

SAMARATUNGA - TILAKA M S M (SAM) - (Retired Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Price Water House Coopers) - Safe in the Arms of Jesus,​ passed away peacefully on 26th August 2019. Beloved husband of Nalini,​ beloved father of Arjuna and Nelun,​ father-in-law of Renukha and Ajith,​ loving grandfather of Shavindra and Andy,​ son of late Charlotte and Albert. A private funeral and service was conducted on the 26th of August ‘19 according to his wishes.085754

WIJEYARATNE - DR. LAKSHMAN- Husband of late Susirini,​​ father of Lakmali and Lakshini,​​ father-in-law of Ken and Harsha,​​ grandfather of Hiran,​​ Priyan,​​ Amali Niroshi,​​ expired on 23rd August. Funeral was held privately.085676

PERERA - NEWTON - Beloved husband of late Merlyn (nee Tissera),​​​ loving father of late Nirmali Silva,​​​ Chandrika Dissanayake,​ ​Neomal Perera (former Deputy Minister) and Ruwani Weerasinghe,​​​ beloved brother of late Concy,​​​ late Lilly,​​​ late Paris,​​​ late Silvarius and late Esther,​​​ brother-in-law of late Reggie,​​​ Basilica,​​​ late Bede,​​​ Quintus and Dr. Walter,​ father-in-law of Chandra Silva,​ Sriyal Dissanayake,​ Krishanthi Perera and Mark Weerasinghe,​ grandfather of Shehan,​ Nirmal,​ Dylan,​ Evan,​ Anuki,​ Marianna and Emma,​ great-grandfather of Anna and Nicklane. Remains lie at residence “Radella”,​​​ Pamunugama. Cortege leaves the residence for service at St. Joseph’s Church,​​​ Pamunugama at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday the 1st September and thereafter burial at the Roman Catholic Cemetery,​​​ Pamunugama.087051

SENARATNE - S.P.F. (RANJITH) - Dearly beloved husband of Lalitha,​ precious father of Sunari,​ son of the late O.T.F. Senaratne and late Milena F. Senaratne,​ brother of the late Oma Manilal Senaratne and of Milani De Soysa,​ brother-in-law of the late Evan & Ann Senanayake,​ late Nimal Senanayake and of Ranie Jayawardena,​ Lakie and Daya Senanayake,​ Kanthi Senaratne and of the late Mervyn De Soysa,​ passed away on 31st of August 2019 and remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 1st September. The funeral service will be held at the parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd September followed by cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella at 4.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).087050