Obituaries | Sunday Observer


BARTLETT - DR. ALFRED NAVARATNAM - Beloved husband of Trixie,​ devoted father of Nirmalini,​ Chandran and Savithri,​ passed away peacefully on 8th January 2020. Service of Thanksgiving will be held at A.F. Raymond’s on Monday 13th January 2020 at 12.30 p.m. Viewing from 11 a.m. on the same day. Cremation at 2.00 p.m. at the Old Crematorium,​ Borella,​ Kanatte. No flowers please.003601

DE SILVA - ROHAN - Dearly loved husband of Bernadette (Bernie),​ loving father of Mario,​ Roshane and Michelle,​ father-in-law of Dilani and Kasun,​ grandfather of Kylie,​ loving brother of Kingsley,​ Dorothy,​ Edith,​ late Roy,​ Trixie,​ Suranjith,​ Sreema,​ Ramya,​ late Lasantha and Sunimal,​ brother-in-law of late Chandra,​ Wilmot,​ Chandrika,​ Damayanthi,​ Sena,​ Latha,​ Sakuntala and Mahen,​ Chitrani and Lalith,​ Dushyanthi and Leonard and of Michael,​ passed away. Funeral on Sunday,​ 12th January at 4 p.m. at Mahaiyawa Crematorium. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. 301,​ Gampola Road,​ Peradeniya.003594

IQBAL - MRS. MANSOORA - Beloved wife of Mr. N.M. Iqbal (Retired In-service Advisor - Education Office Mannar),​ beloved daughter of late M.O.S. Marikar,​ (Retired I.I. of Post Offices) and late ZoharaBebe Marikar,​ sister of Sanoosiya Jiffrey,​ Dr. Faurd Marikar (Consultnat - EML),​ Shaffi Marikar (Retired UN Official) and HasanaKamil,​ adored mother of Sazuli (Head of Finance Ruskin Mill - UK),​ Ishrath (Post Office Ltd - UK)Suzaan (COO - Telida) and Kurshid (Dept. Head - HR MCB) and loving mother-in-law of Suhaina (UK),​ Ramzani (UK),​ Sarah and Ilma,​ loving grandmother of Amhar,​ Ahamed,​ Hafsa,​ Eesa,​ Zayed,​ Ammar,​ Khadeeja,​ Sumaiya,​ Umar,​ Yahya and Aneeqa,​ passed away peacefully and Janaza took place on the 8th of January at the Battaramulla Jumma Mosque. 692/​3,​ Muttettugoda Road,​ Thalangama North,​ Battaramulla. N.M. Iqbal - 0112790474.002730

RASARATNAM - INDRA - 23 March 1935 - 3 January 2020. INDRA (INDRAWATHY) passed away peacefully on 3rd January 2020. Surrounded by her loving husband,​ sons,​ daughters-in-law,​ and grandchildren. INDRA was the loving wife of Rasa (former Chief Engineer of PWD),​ mother of Radhesha,​ Indhresha and Brindhesha,​ mother-in-law of Gowry,​ Uma and Suba,​ grandmother of Keshinie (and husband Shiyam) Krishnan,​ Natasha,​ Kiran and Anisha and great-grandmother of Jayalakshmi. INDRA was the only daughter of the late Dr. C and Mrs. S Sivaratnam,​ sister of the late Bala,​ Wigna and Ratna Sivaratnam,​ and sister-in-law of the late Nagulam and Meropi. Funeral service was held on Thursday 9th January 2020 in Melbourne,​ Australia.002534

SAMARANAYAKE - KENNETH - Maureen together with her children Shalini,​ Gihan,​ Suresh,​ Dilshan,​ Christine & their families sincerely thank all those who attended the funeral,​ sent flowers,​ offered prayers and sent messages of condolence. We regret our inability to thank you all individually. 10,​ First Lane,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa.003592

SIVAGURUNATHAN - LEELA. Beloved daughter of late Appakutti and Nagaratnam Subramaniam of Dehiwela,​ much loved mother of Rameshan,​ much loved sister of late Jegathambikai,​ Jeyarani,​ late Krishnananthan,​ Sarvambikai and late Sarvananda. She was a retired Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa. She passed away on 28th December 2019. In accordance with her wishes a private funeral was held on 2nd January 2020 at her residence No. 124/​1,​ Lauries Road,​ Colombo 4,​ followed by cremation at the Colombo Borella Cemetery with the participation of her immediate family members. Relations,​ friends and associates are humbly requested to kindly accept this announcement. Thank you.003544

SOTHIRAJAH - SARAVANAMUTTU (Sri Lanka Air Force; Redd Barna - Norwegian Save the Children) of Thirunelvely Jaffna,​ passed away peacefully in Toronto,​ Canada on Jan. 9,​ 2020. Beloved husband of Radha,​ loving father of Thanja,​ Niranja & Anuja,​ father-in-law of Srikumar Kanagaratnam,​ Bahi Vanniasegaram & Prakash Gunasingham,​ grandfather of Chandru,​ Anjali,​ Thivya & Jeishan,​ son of late Saravanamuttu & Suntharammal,​ beloved brother of late Pathma de Silva (Canada),​ late Dr. Vivekanandarajah (Malaysia),​ late Thayamani Selvarajah (UK),​ late Saravanandarajah (Sri Lanka),​ Saroja Sabanathan (Canada),​ S. Sivanandarajah (S.S. Raja - IEC Sri Lanka) & Kuharajah (UK). Viewing will take place on Sunday January 12,​ 2020 from 5.00 - 9.00 p.m. at Elgin Mills Funeral Home,​ 1591 Elgin Mills Road East,​ Richmond Hill,​ Canada. Viewing and funeral service on Monday January 13,​ 2020 from 9.00 - 11.00 a.m. at the same location. Contact: s​o​t​h​i​f​a​m​i​l​y​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​ “Be the change you wish to see in the World” - Mahatma Gandhi.003470

WITHANA - NIHAL - Beloved husband of Shetna,​ loving father of Kushan and late Channa,​ son of late Mr and Mrs P Withana,​ father-in-law of Sonali,​ loving seeya of Rahul,​ Ayana and Shahen,​ brother of Ranjith,​ late Indrani and Swarna,​ brother-in-law of L.S.A. Fernando,​ Indrani Dias,​ Indrani Withana,​ late Rajah De Fonseka and Asoka De Silva,​ passed away on 8 January 2020,​ and a private funeral was held on 9 January 2020 in keeping with his wishes.003393