Obituaries | Sunday Observer


23 August, 2020

ABEYSEKERA - WALIMUNI MARY PREETHI DAYANISIA MENDIS (ANTHONY),​ loving daughter of the late W. Henry Mendis Abeysekera & the late Gladys Mendis Wijesinghe Samarasekera,​ loving wife of Walwin Matthew Anthony,​ loving mother of Nilmini,​ Sanjeewa & Marise,​ loving mother-in-law of Anomie & Nadeeth,​ loving grandmother of Ananya,​ Adhara & Gerard,​ loving sister of Ranjith,​ Nalin,​ Pathi,​ Damayanthi,​ Srikanthi & late Ananda. The remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 23rd August for St. Anne’s Church,​ Wattala for burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery at 3.30 p.m.047951

DENZIL ALGAMA (D.F.D.) (Former Superintendent Transport,​ Lake House)‌Precious Husband of Noeline (nee- Kaluarachchi). Loving father of Sherwin. father-in-law of Amali. Grandfather of Ashani (Australia) and Shalini. Youngest son of late Simon Appuhamy and Juliana. Son-in-law of late Andrew and Nita Kaluarachchi. Brother of late Stella,​ late Walter,​ late Stanley,​ late Therese and Anthony. Brother in law of late Godfrey Silva,​ Felicia,​ Wimala,​ late Noel Samaranayake,​ Indrani,​ late Stanislaus,​ late Daphne,​ late Oswald,​ late Winston,​ late Hugh,​ Christine (Australia) and late Maryze. Cortege leaves residence. No. 84,​ Averiwatte Road,​ Wattala on Monday 24th August 2020 for burial at around 4 pm at RC burial grounds,​ Wattala047952

GOMIS TRENCE. Beloved husband of late Ruby Goonasekara,​ loving father of Rohantha,​ Mahendra,​ Prasantha and late Suranganie,​ loving father-in-low of Srilal Horence,​ Geethani and Juliana and grand children,​ loving brother of Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswaled Gomis Archbishop emeritus of Colombo,​ Bertha and late Eveliyn Benedicta and Vernon. Cortege leaves residence No. 61,​ Gomis Mawatha,​ Kelaniya at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 24th August 2020 for burial at St. Anne’s church Pilapitiya Cemetery (Catholic Section).047954

RAJARATNAM - RADHA - Loving daughter of late Mr & Mrs. A. Navaratnarajah of Nallur,​ Jaffna,​ daughter-in-law of late Mr & Mrs. Vinayagamoorthy of Kondavil,​ Jaffna - Beloved wife of late Mr.V. Rajaratnam (UK),​ loving mother of Rathan and Menaka (UK),​ adoring mother-in-law of Manjunath (UK),​ precious grandmother of Lucia (UK) and dearest sister of Mrs. Yasodhara Tyagarajah (Australia),​ Mrs. Subhadra Sivanayagam (Colombo),​ late Mr. Rudra Navaratnarajah (Colombo),​ Mr. Sivakumaran Navaratnarajah (Jaffna) and Mrs. Kousalya Thedchanamoorthy (Colombo),​ passed away in UK. Funeral service will take place in London on Monday 24th August 2020. Informant Kousalya (sister).047832

SENANAYAKE - LALITHA SWARNAPALI BATANGALA. Beloved wife of Wijerathne Senanayake (retired NIE),​ loving mother of Dr. Mahi Senanayake,​ Damitha (Australia) and Senaka (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Dr. Kaumadee,​ Lalindri (Australia) and Sajini (Australia),​ daughter of late Dissanayake Batangala and late Latti Kamala Marambe Kumarihami,​ sister of Dr. Yamuna Rathnayake,​ Sumith Batangala and Ramani,​ darling aththamma of Naath,​ Manula,​ Jinali and Hiyasa. Remains will lie at “The Restpect Home”,​ by Jayarathne’s until 22nd August 2020 at 10.00 p.m.,​ thereafter will be at Mattegoda residence. Cremation will take place on 23rd August 2020 at Mattegoda Crematorium at 3.00 p.m. IF/​41,​ 2nd Lane,​ National Housing Scheme,​ Mattegoda.047858

SENEVIRATNE - DR DAMAYANTHI (nee NANAYAKKARA). Beloved wife of Mohan,​ loving mother of Milinda and Devinda. Affectionate mother-in-law of Dharshyni and Kelly,​ doting grandma to Andrew,​ Sabrina and Whitley. A private funeral was held on July 30th,​ in Apple Valley,​ California. In the past 35 years,​ Dr Damayanthi lived and worked in California,​ USA.046942

SIVASUBRAMANIAM - MRS. DHANALAKSHMI - Passed away peacefully on Monday,​ August 10th in UK - Beloved wife of late Pat Sivasubramaniam - Civil Engineer from Mandoor,​ Batticaloa (retired Assistant Director,​ Irrigation Department & retired DGM Construction,​ Mahaweli Development Board) - Loving oldest daughter of late Ramalingam Murugupillai (retired government land surveyor) and late Annammal Murugupillai & step daughter of late Kamalanayagi Murugupillai,​ all of Trincomalee,​ loving mother of Indrani (AUS),​ Ravikrishnan (USA),​ late Manoharan & Jayanthi (UK),​ respected mother-in-law of Sathiamoorthy (AUS),​ Kathleen (UK) & Doctor Thurairatnam (UK). Affectionate grandmother of Thushyanthan,​ Nirmalan,​ Mallika,​ Lee Andrew,​ Prashanthan,​ Doctor Smitha,​ Janarthan & Lakshmi,​ great grandmother of Maya,​ Milan,​ Ruban and UK Milan,​ loving oldest sister of late Pathmasani Navaratnam,​ late Sarogini Thayanantham,​ late Balakrishnan (retired government land surveyor) and Maheswari Sivasubramaniam (AUS). Cremation according to Hindu rites took place privately in UK on Wednesday,​ August-19th,​ 2020 at 9.00 a.m. Mobile Phones: AUS: +61+4+14750234 and USA +1+340+9981386. “Coombe Croft”,​ Howell Hill Grove,​ Epsom KT17 3ER,​ United Kingdom.047471

PREMARAJ JAYAWEERA BANDARA. The Death is announced of PREMARAJ JAYAWEERA BANDARA (Attorney-at-Law). Loving husband of Chandana (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving father of Dr Dinushka & Gunika (Attorney-at-Law),​ loving father-in-law of Sudeshika and grandfather of Ovini and Vihini. Cortege leaves residence 199,​ Hill Street,​ Dehiwala at 4.15 p.m. on Sunday 23rd August for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia at 5.00 p.m.047932

WICKRAMASURIYA - DR TISSA (Former Medical Director Asiri Surgical). Beloved husband of Shanthini,​ father of Harsini (Dubai),​ Tissa (Australia),​ father-in-law of Tarja,​ son of the late Charles and Riseena Wickramasuriya of ‘Carlton’ Tangalla,​ grandfather of Noah and Aamilah,​ brother of late Carl,​ George,​ Nihal,​ Sunil,​ Vimal and Rony,​ brother-in-law of late Eardley,​ Ranjith,​ Rohan,​ Dulcie and Charmaine. Remains lie at “The Restpect Home” by Jayaratne’s. Cortege leaves parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 23rd of August for cremation at 4.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).047935