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DE SILVA (nee ABEYWARDENA) CLEMA (BUBSY). Beloved wife of late Sarath De Silva,​​ mother of late Preethi Perera and Nandika,​​ mother-in-law of Lakshman Perera (Lal - Ex-Grindlays Bank) and Padmini,​​ loving sister of late Ena,​​ late Clarice,​​ late Margie,​​ late Rienzie and late Cecil,​​ grandmother of Ashani,​​ Chanika and Dilhara,​​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour in Kalubowila from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30p.m. on Sunday (15 Oct.) for burial at the General Cemetery,​​ Borella (Anglican Section) at 4 p.m.128803

JUNKEER JUDY PUSHPA nee DE SILVA - Wife of Tony (Abu-Dhabi),​ daughter of late Sumanadasa De Silva and Rachel De Silva,​ mother of Shawnel (Abu-Dhabi),​ Stallone (Abu-Dhabi) and Sue-Ellen Bennette (Australia),​ mother-in-law of Nicholas Bennette (Australia),​ sister of Bertram (Australia) and Errol (Lucky). Funeral arrangements will be notified later.129167

NAVARATNAM - RUKMANI - (July 14,​ 1926 - October 13,​ 2017). Colombo,​ Sri Lanka. Beloved and devoted wife of late Appapillai Navaratnam (Rio Cinema. Navah Cinema). Beloved mother of the late Somasundaram,​ Jumbo (Ratnajothy) - Sydney,​ Australia,​ Devarani,​ USA,​ (Kumar) Ratnakumar and Thamby (Ratnarajah),​ sister of late Sareswathy Kanapathipillai - Melbourne Australia,​ Annapoorani Kandiah,​ Padmini Somasarma - London,​ the late Chitraveloo Arumugam,​ and the late Chitraveloo Sandrasegara,​ mother-in-law to Indra Somasundaram,​ Karen Navaratnam,​ Indra Anandasabapathy and Niranjana Navaratnam,​ grandmother of Surekha,​ Murali and Radish Somasundaram,​ Reshan,​ Radishka,​ Renaldo and Reannon,​ Sharmila,​ Niroshana,​ Nirmalan,​ Arvind,​ Aarthi,​ Ashwitha and Prathap,​ great grandmother of Praveen,​ Ripesh,​ Elora,​ Leona,​ Tara,​ Arani,​ Pebric,​ Shahana,​ Parun,​ Kieran,​ Siyara and Praba. Cortege leaves residence No. 79,​ Barnes Place,​ Colombo 7,​ on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Hindu Section).129144

SIVAPATHASUNTHARAM - KANAGAMMAH - (Education Publications Dept.). Beloved wife of late Sivapathasuntharam (Postal Dept.),​​ loving mother of (Nalini - Suresan),​​ (Sumathy - Pushpakumar),​​ (Muhunthan - Priya),​​ grandmother of Thusharini,​​ Harini,​​ Anish,​​ Girish,​​ Nirubini and Kashika,​​ expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​​ Borella at 3 p.m. on 15th Oct. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4 p.m. Viewing is from 10 a.m. on Saturday,​​ the 14th Oct. till 8 p.m. and 15th Oct. from 9 a.m. Informant: Nalini - 0777745258,​​ Email: n​a​l​i​n​i​_​s​u​r​e​s​a​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​m​128797

VANHEER - NIEL - Dearly beloved husband of Rani Vanheer,​ loving father of Ryan Vanheer,​ loving son of late Vernon and Violet Vanheer,​ brother of late Gerald,​ Therese and Ashton Vanheer and of Norma,​ Tyrone and Blanche Vanheer. Remains lie at Residence No. 261/​A10,​ Siripura,​ 1st Lane,​ Samagi Mawatha,​ Palanwatte,​ Pannipitiya. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 15th October 2017 for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section).129137

LAKSHMAN P. KODAGODA PhD,​ 83 (September 10,​ 1934 - October 11,​ 2017),​ Colombo,​ Sri Lanka. Beloved husband of Kimiko,​ devoted father of daughters Punniya (David) and Vineetha (Scott) and doting grandfather of Kira & Jamison Poole and Dylan & Ella Thompson. He was the son to Sheila & Arthur Perera and loving brother of surviving sister Padma Ranasinghe. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 15th October 2017. Cortege leaves parlour same day at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.129179

SOOSAITHASAN PHILESIAN SOSAI (Former MP of Mannar). Beloved husband of Marina,​ much loved father of Joseph Fredrika (Canada),​ Rajan (Canada),​ Baskaran (Canada),​ Shiromi (Canada),​ father-in-law of Preethi (LOLC),​ Deva (Canada),​ Gayomi (Canada),​ Pushpa (Canada),​ Angelo (Canada),​ brother of late Singarayar,​ late Savariappu,​ late Kanikainathan,​ late Annai Maria and Sebestian,​ brother-in-law of late Canute,​ Kingsley,​ Jayapathy (France),​ Xavier,​ Ruby,​ ever loving grandpa of Richard,​ Josh,​ Gregory,​ Rebecca,​ Harini,​ Kiara and Catherine (all of Canada),​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th October 2017 for burial at St. Anne’s Church Cemetery,​ Vankalai,​ Ward 6,​ Vankalai,​ Mannar.129184
VAN CUYLENBURG - ARTHUR,​ Beloved husband of the late Felecia Bernadette,​ loving father of Cheryl,​ Lourdes,​ Carmen,​ Yvette and Yvonne,​ grandfather of Stuart,​ Brian,​ Gavin,​ Chenelle,​ Davina and Georgina,​ son-in-law of Terry,​ Noel and Merrel. Cortege leaves residence No. 31 F 18,​ Rukmalgama Housing Scheme at 1.30 p.m. on Monday 16th October for service at the Rukmalgama Church at 2.00 p.m. and thereafter burial at the general cemetery Borella at 3.30 p.m.129178


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