Obituaries | Sunday Observer


6 December, 2020

KARUNAPALA - WINIFREDA S.M.D (Rtd. Teacher) - Called to rest on 20th Nov,​ 2020 - Beloved wife of T.P.H. Karunapala (Rtd CGR) loving mother of Priyani Amarasekara,​ Shrimali Fernando,​ Cynthia Tissera,​ Hilary Karunapala and Vijith Lal Karunapala,​ mother-in-law of Sarath,​ late Calistus,​ and of Thanuja and Rupika,​ adored grandmother of Shehana,​ Shane,​ Shenali,​ Dushan,​ Sharon,​ Chrishantha,​ Dilini,​ Chrishan,​ Onelie,​ Vikum and Vidusha,​ Cherished great grandmother of Shanil,​ Pahan,​ Leanna,​ Chrisanna,​ Kiara,​ Kaylee,​ Trinity and Heavenly. A private funeral amidst close family members was held on 21st Nov,​ at St. Theresa’s Church Roman Catholic Cemetery Kelaniya. 383/​7,​ Uduwara Gardens,​ Gonawela,​ Kelaniya.073509

MAHAMOOD - HARFILEEN (HARFI),​ passed away peacefully at his home in California,​ USA on 10,​ 2020 at 94 years of age. Son of Mymoon Soori & Mohamat Hakim Mahamood,​ father of Lakshan (deceased),​ Rukmin,​ Susie & Reema; father-in-law of Ray & Fred; grandfather of Anil & KC,​ Lakshan & Taryn; and great-grandfather of Nicolas,​ Ivan,​ Drew & Ashtyn. Harfi was with the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington DC in the late 1950s,​ and then with the Sri Lankan Parliament where he had a long career as a Hansard Reporter. After retiring from government service,​ HARFI worked for several international organizations - Saudi Scales,​ Repco and the Moseco Group. HARFI performed Haj and travelled extensively in his lifetime,​ never losing his zest for adventure even in his later years. HARFI was laid to rest beside his wife,​ Rageen (Jean),​ in the Garden of Mercy,​ Chapel of the Chimes,​ California.073289

MOTHA - GAETAN LEONARD - (1922-2020) - Beloved husband of Nambikai,​ loving father of Kshama & Roma & father-in-law of Pekka,​ much loved grandfather of Frans & Mira,​ & great grandfather of LEO,​ Chandu & USVA passed away on 1st of November in Helsinki,​ Finland,​ a memorial service for Gaetan was held on 25th November in Helsinki.072905

PEREIRA (nee PIERIS) Princy - Beloved wife of late Retd Brigadier PKB Kenneth,​ loving mother of Yasmin and Rushika,​ beloved mother-in-law of Loku Kalutotage Premananda and Earnest Dias,​ ever loving grandmother of Sajith and Kate-lyn Premananda,​ Dhinushka and David Vizer and Tristan Dias,​ precious great grandmother of Olivia Premananda,​ and Ariana,​ Savannah and Liora Vizer,​ sister of late Prof. Pearlyn Pereira,​ late Merlyn De Alwis and late Shirly Pieris,​ expired. Funeral took place the same day at the General Cemetery Borella. (Phone: 0777035241).074409

PERERA SYLVIA NALINI - Beloved wife of late RAD Perera,​ loving mother of Shyamali,​ Ananda and Gamini,​ loving mother-in-law of Rushana,​ loving grandmother of Manjula,​ Charith,​ Suren and Shanika,​ loving great grandmother of Mikaile,​ Manjari,​ Mychal,​ Aria,​ Freddy,​ and Dominic,​ expired in California,​ USA. Her remains were donated to the University of California Irvine,​ Medical School according to her wishes. 612,​ Hayes Street,​ Irvine Ca 92620. USA. Phone: 0714559-0939.074076

PERERA - MRS INDRANIE (Sacred Heart Convent,​​ Galle). Safe in the Arms of our Heavenly Father. Wife of late Mr. Bobby Perera,​​ ever-loving mother of Malkanthie Pieris (late),​​ Vimal Perera (Trico Maritime,​​ Mihin Lanka & Fortuna Enterprises) and Jude Perera (Dubai),​​ beloved mother-in-law of Tony Michael Pieris,​​ (Scotland),​​ Sussie Perera and Elvina Perera (Dubai),​​ adored grandmother of Milesh,​​ Melushki,​​ Miresh (Scotland),​​ Viresha (USA),​​ Vishane (Singapore) and Juene (Dubai),​​ precious sister of George Perera (late),​​ Ashley Perera (late) and Marcus Perera. Remains will be brought to the residence on Sunday 06th December at 6.00 p.m. No. 17,​​ Major Gunarathne Mawatha,​​ off Templer’s Road,​​ Mount Lavinia. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Monday,​​ 07th December,​​ for burial at Mount Lavinia General Cemetery at 4.30 p.m.072611

The family of late Mr. M. IBRAHIM SAMAT (Director of Management Information Security Services (Sri Lanka) Pvt Ltd) who expired on the 5th of November 2020 after a brief illness express our appreciation to relations,​ friends,​ neighbours and colleagues for the support and assistance extended in numerous ways,​ and for the condolences and words of comfort at our time of grief. Zafrun (wife) and sons,​ Rumman and Farash.074101