Obituaries | Sunday Observer


REV. BRO. PHILIP of Jesus FSC,​ De La Salle Brother,​ the Co-Founder of Diyagala Boys’ Town,​ former Director of St. Benedict’s College - Kotahena and former teacher at De Mazenod College - Kandana,​ expired. The remains lie at Diyagala Boys’ Town. The burial will take place on Sunday,​ 5th January after Holy Mass at 11.00 a.m. at Boys’ Town premises itself.001558

ELIAS - HELENE nee DEKKER passed away on the 22nd of December 2019. Beloved wife of Lyndon,​ loving mum of Janine and Stefan,​ daughter of the late Claude and Hilda Dekker,​ daughter-in-law of the late Glen & Mercia Elias,​ sister of Wilhelm,​ late Brian,​ Anton,​ late Shirley,​ Lynn,​ Merrill,​ Maureen & Mignonne,​ sister-in-law of Blanche,​ late Lorraine,​ Tina,​ Nafeela,​ Zeeni,​ Ira,​ Clement,​ Wayne,​ Mary,​ Brian,​ Fredrick,​ Brenda,​ Paula & Bernard. Funeral took place in Melbourne,​ Australia on the 31st of December 2019. No. 27,​ Wolverton Drive,​ Gladstone Park,​ 3043 Victoria,​ Australia.001101

HATTOTUWA - HEMAPALA PIYASINGHE - Chartered Accountant - Husband of Mangalika Hattotuwa,​ loving father of Eresha and Sanjana,​ father-in-law of Dehan Seneviratne,​ grandfather of Akhila,​ Kamalika and Naren,​ passed away peacefully on 24th December 2019. Cremation took place at the General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia on 26th December 2019.000575

MALA CRISHANTHI DON SEBASTIAN (nee FERNANDO) - Called peacefully to rest on 2nd January 2020. Dearly beloved daughter of late Leslie and Charlotte Fernando,​ loving wife of Ranjan (Andy) (U.S.A.),​ beloved mother of Andre’ (USA),​ mother-in-law of Mindy (USA),​ loving grandmother of Eli and Simon (USA),​ loving sister of Ione and Anil,​ sister-in-law of late Laksiri and Laddie,​ Kanthi,​ Delano,​ Jayanthi,​ Chandralal and Sharmanie. Cremation will take place on Sunday,​ 5th January 2020,​ after visitation at 2.00 p.m. followed by the 4.00 p.m. Prayer Vigil at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home & Crematory,​ 3315 Silas Creek PKWY,​ Winston-Salem,​ NC 27103,​ USA. Online condolences can be made through the funeral home at www.hayworth-miller.com001554

PROF. DASSANAYAKE - M.D. Beloved husband of Chitra, loving father of Damitha (New Zealand) and Ujitha (USA) Father-in-law of Franz Molamure (New Zealand) and Dr. Punyanganie (USA), grand father of Achindra, brother of late P.D. Dassanayake and late Kamala Madawala. Passed away peacefully at home. Cortege leaves residence, No. 73 Circular Road, Dangolla, Kandy at 12 noon on Monday 6th January to the Botany Department, University of Peradeniya, and from there to the Mahaiyawa General Cemetery, Kandy for cremation at 4 pm.001412

SENAWEERA JAGATH - Beloved husband of Kamala,​ loving father of Damitha and Dilan,​ loving grandfather of Sehas,​ father-in-law of Shanika and Agnez,​ beloved son of late K.J. and Nandavathi Senaweera,​ brother of Ranjith,​ Rathnavali,​ Bandula,​ Boby,​ Indumathi,​ Sarath and late Brigadier,​ Nimal Senaweera,​ brother-in-law of Amitha,​ Sena Thoradeniya,​ Keshanie,​ Nina,​ Amarasiri,​ late Swarna and Kaushalya; also of late Upali and Chandrani,​ Indrani,​ Malini,​ Chandra,​ Manel and late Henry and Alfred,​ expired. Cortege leaves the funeral parlour on 5th January 2020,​ at 5 p.m. Cremation at Maharagama Godigamuwa Cemetery at 6 p.m.,​ Rohini Funeral Directors,​ No. 140,​ Dehiwala Road,​ Maharagama.001588

WASCHEWSKI - SRIMALI SELVARATNAM - called to rest on 2nd January 2020. Dearly beloved wife of Frank Waschewski,​ treasured mother of Christian,​ daughter of the late Mr & Mrs S P Selvaratnam,​ dearest sister of Beed,​ Angela,​ Nihal,​ Rajkumar,​ Jayalath and Devapriya. Remains lie at No. 305/​3,​ Main Street,​ Negombo. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 5th January 2020 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Family burial grounds,​ General Cemetery - Negombo. 031-2225153.001123

SR. GLORIA FERNANDO,​ Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary,​ was called to rest in the Lord. Her remains lie at the home for elders in Kegalle. The funeral rites will take place on Sunday 5th January 2020,​ at 3.30 p.m. in the Home Chapel and thereafter the burial will be at Kegalle Cemetery. May her dear soul Rest in Peace with the Lord.001600

PERERA - ESME CLARE (98 years),​ called peacefully to her eternal rest on 3rd January 2020. Dearly beloved wife of late Richard Joseph (Joe),​ loving mother of late Rodney Perera (Attorney-at-Law),​ Joyce (Ex - ILO Colombo),​ Trevor (Australia) and Beulah (Consolidated Printing Pvt Ltd),​ mother-in-law of Sharmalee,​ Lorraine (Australia) and Raja,​ caring grandmother of Michelle and Theo (Australia),​ Angelo,​ Melanie and Ben (Australia),​ great grandmother of Bailey,​ Jasper,​ Savannah and Xavier,​ sister of Felix,​ Norman and Majorie (all deceased) and Oscar Perera. Cortege leaves residence No. 10,​ Gnanathilleke Road (off Watarappola Road),​ Mount Lavinia on Monday 6th January 2020 at 3.00 p.m. for service at St. Anthony’s Church,​ Mt. Lavinia followed by burial at Mount Lavinia Cemetery (Catholic Section).001601