Obituaries | Sunday Observer


CHANDRASINGHE - Mrs. MYRTLE CLARA - It is with great sorrow that we announce her death,​ on the 21st of November,​ 2017. (94 yrs.) wife of late Paul,​ loving mother of Illangani,​ Lal-Nissanka and Janath. May she attain Nibbana.149825

CUMARASWAMY - VIOLET MAHILMALAR - Wife of late S.V. Cumaraswamy,​ daughter of late Emily and Lionel Thambyrajah,​ mother of Cynthia,​ Rohini (Roga),​ late Sobana,​ Sivathasan (Rajan),​ late Rishindra and Subashini,​ sister of Pearl,​ dearly beloved grandmother of Rajanthie,​ Marsha,​ Natasha,​ Husbard,​ Sushan,​ Reginald Sathish,​ Angela,​ Taania,​ Sasbaard,​ Jerusha,​ Janani,​ Nivedha and Andrew. Funeral takes place at Mahinda Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia at 3.00 p.m. and cortege leaves for burial at Galkissa Cemetery,​ Christian Section thereafter on 3rd December. Viewing on Dec. 2nd and 3rd from 9.00 a.m. onwards.151519

DEVOTTA - EMELINE (nee Fernando) Daughter of late Mr & Mrs. S.T. Fernando,​ mother of Shirani & Chitrani,​ mother-in-law of Denver Rodrigo,​ grand mother of Heshani & Hemal,​ sister of late Celine Gonsal,​ late Nevis Fernando and Kamala Gomez. Remains lie at Residence No. 13,​ Marawila Road,​ Nattandiya. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday,​ 3rd December at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Cemetery,​ Nattandiya (Outstation edition of Sunday Observer & Papers pls copy).151690

DE SILVA - Mr. M.B.P. NIHAL - Death is sadly announced of Mr. M.B.P. Nihal De Silva in Canberra,​ Australia on 26th November 2017. He is the beloved husband of Swarna,​ loving father of Chinthaka and Tharani,​ father-in-law of Niluka and Anuradha,​ grandfather to three granddaughters,​ son of late Thomas and Gunawathi De Silva. Cremation and religious ceremonies were held in Canberra and in Sri Lanka to confer merits. May he attain Nibbana.150525

RAJAKUMAR - MATHER - (formerly of George Steuart and Co). Loving husband of Yasmin,​ adored father of Mahan,​ passed away in Toronto,​ Canada on 30th November 2017,​ son of the late Mr and Mrs. Quintus Mather,​ son in law of the late Dr and Mrs. G N R Nathaneal,​ brother of Parimalam and Narein,​ brother-in-law of Tulin Ratnam,​ Komathy,​ Shanta and the late George Nicholas,​ Anton and Rita Nathanael,​ Rose and Dr. Surendra Paul,​ Thomas and Jascintha Nathanael. Email: m​a​h​a​n​.​m​a​t​h​e​r​@​r​o​g​e​r​s​.​c​o​m​151595

SENEVIRATNE - Mr. Y.W. (Retired Entomology Officer of Department of Health). Beloved husband of late Mrs. Banduwathie Seneviratne,​​ father of Colonel Bandula Seneviratne (United Nations Organization - DR Congo),​​ Sandaya Nilmini,​​ father-in-law of Nandika (U&H Wheel Service Pvt. Ltd),​​ grandfather of Vikum & Dimuth (Sydney - Australia),​​ Dr. Chamini Karavita (Gampaha General Hospital) and Tharuka (Bandaranayake College - Gampaha),​​ passed away. Funeral will be held at 5.00 p.m. at Weliweriya General Cemetery on Monday 4th December 2017. No. 27/​​A,​​ Bogaha Road,​​ Ihala Yagoda,​​ Gampaha. Tel: 033-2225930,​​ 077 2635965.151516

TENNEKOON - SIRI NIHAL - Loving husband of Kisani and beloved father of Andre Niroshan Tennekoon and Michael Tennekoon,​ passed away on 26th November in Lusaka,​ Zambia. Thanksgiving and Funeral Service was held on Thursday 30th November and was followed by cremation at Ambassador St. Ann’s Funeral Home,​ Lusaka,​ Zambia.150946

REV. SISTER BERTHA SOYSA,​ sister of Charity of Jesus and Mary,​ expired. Her mortal remains at the home for Elders,​ Kegalle. Funeral Mass will be held in the Home,​ on Monday,​ 4th December at 10.00 a.m. followed by the buriel at Kegalle Catholic Cemetery. Provincial Superior Sisters of Charity No. 15,​ Don Carolis Road,​ Colombo 05.151769

JOSEPH-EMMANUEL RAJA (Former Managing Director of Ceylon Merchants,​ Jaffna and CEO of Lanka Trades & Commodities Pvt Ltd,​ Colombo,​ Charter President of Lions Club of Inner Colombo). Dearly beloved husband of Sarojini (NEE Arnold),​ much loved father/​father-in-1aw of Tanuja & Willson Varghese (Australia),​ Anushya and Przemek Wegorek (UK),​ Nirosha and Jeyarajan Suppiah (UK) and Abarna and Adel Hewson (Dubai). Affectionate Pappa of Sienna,​ Zion,​ Ava,​ Alec,​ Kaylan,​ Kieran,​ Rhea,​ Sofia and Elena. Son of late Mr & Mrs B.S.Joseph of Atchuvely,​ Son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs E.A.Arnold (Manipay),​ loving brother of late Mrs Pauline Rajakarier,​ and of Mrs Catherine Vilavarayan,​ Therasine Joseph,​ Paul Joseph and Mrs Rajini Niles. Viewing at AF Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on 2nd and 3rd December 2017. Coretege leaves parlour after service at 12 noon on 4th December 2017 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella at 12.30 p.m.151752

RASARATNAM - ARULCHELVAM (Formerly C.G.R. Maradana),​ beloved husband of Rose Jeyaranee (Wesley College),​ loving father of late Shayannan,​ son of late Rasaratnam (Accountant) and late Akilandanayaki,​ son-in-law of late Sinnathamby (master) and late Sebamani (Alvai),​ loving brother of late Dr. Sironmanie (Director of Education),​ Ranjithamany (Ret. Teacher Ratmalana Hindu College),​ Srimanie (France),​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on Saturday 2nd December at 8.30 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves parlour on Sunday 3rd December at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section).151749