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ARASASINGHAM - GLORIA MANOHARAMANY. Entered Glory on March 29, 2020. Beloved daughter of late Samuel Arasasingham and late Grace Arasasingham of Uduvil, loving sister of Felicia (Australia), Divinia (Canada), late Devaprasad, Letitia (Canada) and late Devakumar. Funeral took place on March 30th and laid to rest at Galkissa cemetery.
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MUTHUKRISHNA - NEILIA.  Beloved wife of late Anton Muthukrishna, loving mother of Ann (HNB) and Pamela (UAE), mother-in-law of Vajira Gamage (HNB), much loved grandmother of Arnya (HFC)  and Chevarn (Royal College), precious sister of Sita, late Nihal, Mallika, late Nalinie, Vijitha and late Wimal, sister-in-law of Wilfred, Nalani, late Terrance, late Lesly, Royston, Sumitha, late Daniel, Rose, late Eustace, late May and Mahesan called to rest in the  Arms of Jesus. Burial took place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at St. Thomas’s Church Cemetery, Kotte.   
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ARASASINGHAM - GLORIA MANOHARAMANY. Entered Glory on March 29, 2020. Beloved daughter of late Samuel Arasasingham and late Grace Arasasingham of Uduvil, loving sister of Felicia (Australia), Divinia (Canada), late Devaprasad, Letitia (Canada) and late Devakumar. Funeral took place on March 30th and laid to rest at Galkissa cemetery.
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MUTHUKRISHNA - NEILIA.  Beloved wife of late Anton Muthukrishna, loving mother of Ann (HNB) and Pamela (UAE), mother-in-law of Vajira Gamage (HNB), much loved grandmother of Arnya (HFC)  and Chevarn (Royal College), precious sister of Sita, late Nihal, Mallika, late Nalinie, Vijitha and late Wimal, sister-in-law of Wilfred, Nalani, late Terrance, late Lesly, Royston, Sumitha, late Daniel, Rose, late Eustace, late May and Mahesan called to rest in the  Arms of Jesus. Burial took place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at St. Thomas’s Church Cemetery, Kotte.   
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Amaratunga - Raja Mahinda. Retired Operations Manager of CPC/ Consultant PUCSL. Beloved husband of Mangalika, loving father of Hasini, Medini & Asela, brother of  late Kulasiri, Kithsiri & Chithra, brother of Lakshmi & Dharmasiri, loving father-in-law of Devinda & Surinda. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour, Borella at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 29th March 2020 for Cremation at the Borella Cemetery Crematorium. O2903202001

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ATUKORALE - LESLIE - Ex Staff Member of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. Dearly beloved husband of late Prema,​ beloved father and father-in-law of Udaya and Champa,​ Ruwan and Mohana (Australia),​ Punya and Renuka (Australia),​ Sumedha (Doha) and Eshani,​ passed away. The remains will lie at Restpect Home Jayaratne Parlour from 9 a.m. on Sunday 15th March. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery Borella.023540

DIAS MARIO HIRANTH - Retired Engineer. Beloved eldest son of (late) Dr Hugh Cecil Dias (Chief Dispensary Medical Officer,​ Colombo Municipality and General Practitioner U.K) and Genevieve Dias,​ loving brother of Delano (UK),​ Angelo (SL) Gino (AUS) and Diana (AUS),​ brother-in-law of Mark Gordon (AUS),​ Nilanthi (SL),​ Judith (AUS),​ adored uncle of Crystal and Jade Gordon and Shanalie and Shellan (all in AUS),​ grandson of the late Joseph and Regina Dias (Mutwal) and late Stock and Myra Antony (Mutwal),​ eldest great-grandson of Chevalier C.S.Antony (Mutwal),​ passed away peacefully on 4th March 2020 in London. A Requiem mass on 20th March at St Alban’s Catholic Church-North Finchley followed by Cremation at Hendon Crematorium. Residence: 106, Summers Lane,​ Finchley,​ London N12 0PX.022548

FERNANDO - CYRIDA,​ At rest with Jesus. Loving wife of late Col. H.K.D.A. (Kingsley) Fernando,​ adored mother of Sriyan (Commercial Bank - City Office),​ Romanie Rodrigo and Shamindra,​ mother-in-law of Anilal Rodrigo (Satra Engineering),​ Roshini (Gateway College,​ Ratmalana) and late Anne,​ loved grandmother of Ashira (Acuity knowledge partners),​ Rehan and Vindya,​ Rashinki and Sachtha,​ Shavindri and Lakshan,​ Erandi and Pahani,​ loving great grandmother of Soveina. Cortege leaves residence ‘Kinnersley’,​ 64/​19,​ Uyana Road,​ Moratuwa on Monday 16th March at 4.00 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastians Church cemetery.023829

KEUNEMAN - PHYLLIS DOREEN nee LABROOY - Beloved mother of Freddie Ivor Stewart (Australia),​ Christine (Sri Lanka),​ Christopher (Australia),​ passed away peacefully in Sydney. Cremated on Monday 24th February 2020. 14,​ Paramount Crescent,​ Kellyville N.S.W. 2153,​ Sri Lanka Mobile: 0778084203.022779

PEIRIS - At Rest with Jesus - Lorensz James (Laurie)​ (late Accountant Gulf Resources Insurance - Dubai) - Beloved husband of Devinka (Staff Wesley College,​ Colombo),​ loving father of Devindree and Harshini (Students - Holy Family Convent - Bambalapitiya) and Senaka (Student - St. Joseph’s College - Colombo),​ much loved son of the late Trevor and Doreen,​ son-in-law of the late Vernon and Benita Anthony. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour on Sunday 15th March at 4 p.m. for interment at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Anglican Section). 29/​15,​ Bandaranayake Mawatha,​ Mattumagala,​ Ragama.023826

PERERA - S.A. BEATRICE - Beloved wife of late Mr. K.W. Edmund Perera,​ loving mother of Mr. K.W. Nihal Perera,​ late Mr. K.W. Gamini,​ Mrs. K.W. Kumudini Perera,​ mother-in-law of Mrs. Manori Silva,​ Mrs. Chandima Silva,​ and Mr. Upul Gunawardhana,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at No. 125/​12B,​ Old Dispensary Road,​ Cinnamon Gardens,​ Hendala,​ Wattala on 14th and 15th of March 2020. Cortege will leave home at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday,​ 15th of March for burial at Nayakakanda Cemetery. 0771309093. Kumudini Perera (Daughter).023796

RUPANANDA - B.A.V. (Retired Police Officer) passed away on 13th March 2020,​ aged 88 years,​ beloved husband of A. Mallawarachchi,​ loving father of Damayanthi Rupananda and Thusitha Rupananda,​ father-in-law of Wilfred Hettiarachchi. Remains lie at No. 186/​1,​ Amunugoda,​ Imbulgoda. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. on 15th March 2020 for cremation at General Cemetery,​ Amunugoda.023807

THERESAMMAH - Mrs - passed away peacefully on Saturday 14th March 2020,​ aged 92 years: beloved wife of late Mr. Joe Arulanandam (former PWD overseer),​ loving mother of Arulmakan (Hare Krishna),​ Magelwathy,​ Jasotha,​ Arulraj (France),​ Arulnesan (France),​ Selwathy,​ Jeyawathy,​ Kalawathy,​ mother-in-law of Nandarani (Hare Krishna),​ Washington (deceased),​ Jeseph Rajasekaren,​ Felix,​ Chandren (Rio ice cream),​ Suren,​ beloved sister of late Lourthu,​ late Savirimuthu (Canada),​ late Grace,​ Dominic (UK). Remains will lie at 12 Lakshman Mawatte,​ Negombo on Sunday 15th March 2020 from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. According to Mrs. Theresammah’s wishes. Cortege leaves Jasothanam,​ Suruvil,​ Kayts on Monday 16th March 2020 for burial at Suruvil cemetery at 3.00 p.m.023828

WIJERATNE - SRIMATHI - Beloved wife of late George (Joy),​ loving mother of Ranjan & mother-in-law of Elleen,​ loving sister of Langanee (Lanee) and late Wimal,​ Lakshmi (Laki),​ Lilamani (Leela) and Jayasiri (Jayi) - UK,​ safe in the Arms of Jesus. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour on 14th March from 7.00 p.m. onwards. Service at 3.00 p.m. & cortege leaves for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Old Crematorium) on Sunday 15th March 2020.023827

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COORAY - MRS CHANDRA. Retired Teacher,​ Sri Sumangala College,​ Sri Sumangala Girls’ School Panadura,​ Aluthgama Vidyalaya,​ Devi Balika Vidyalaya,​ Colombo. Beloved wife of D.L. Ubayawarna,​ sister of Hemasiri,​ Methsiri,​ Nimal,​ late Tilak,​ Dr. Ranjith,​ Pushpa,​ Chithra and Sarath. Cremation on Sunday 8th at 3.30 p.m. at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery,​ Panadura. Cortege leaves No. 17,​ Desa Sewa Mawatha,​ Panadura at 3.00 p.m.021270

DR. GUNASEKARA - VICTOR AUGUSTUS (Retired Senior Lecturer Department of Economics,​ of University of Queensland,​ formerly of University of Ceylon,​ Peradeniya and Colombo) passed away peacefully on 19th January 2020,​ aged 86 years,​ beloved husband of Chalani,​ dearly loved father and father-in-law of Imani,​ Pradeep and Rekha,​ adored grandfather of Senesh,​ much loved brother and brother-in-law of Violet (Dec) and Edwin Gunasena,​ Robert (Dec),​ Indrani,​ Tissa and Chandrani,​ Swarna and Dr. Nanda De Silva,​ Paduma and Sudharma Wijeratna,​ Haritha and Renuka Wijeratna,​ loving uncle and great uncle to many. According to Victor’s wishes,​ his life was commemorated at a private funeral at Brisbane,​ on 22nd January 2020. May He Attain Nibbana.020411

PERERA - FLORISE CALISTA. Beloved wife of Stanley Perera (Retired LRO,​ Kelani Valley Plantations,​ JEDB-1,​ SLSPC),​ loving mother of Tyronie and Trinali,​ loving mother-in-law of Tyrone,​ Sylwester,​ precious grandmother of Tiran,​ Anushka,​ Trevis and Tiana (all in Australia),​ loving sister of Tony Silva and Percy Silva,​ sister-in-law of late Mercy and Collette,​ passed away peacefully on 06.03.2020. Her mortal remains will lie at 15/​1 A,​ Wattegedera Road,​ Maharagama on Sunday 08th March at 10.00 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 9th March 2020 at 1 p.m. for Service at St. John The Baptist Church,​ Kalutara North at 3 p.m. followed by burial at General Cemetery,​ Kalutara North.021742

SENEVIRATNE - LAKSHMAN - Beloved husband of Karuna Seneviratne (Retired Teacher Presbeterian Girls’ School),​ loving father of Nilushi and Piyumali,​ father-in-law Tharindu and Nilan,​ uncle of Max,​ expired. Remains lie at 50,​ Sudharmarama Road (Polkotuwa Road),​ Katubedda and will be leaving on Monday 9th March at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at Dehiwala Mt.Lavinia Cemetery.021770

 

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REV. FR. HENDALAGE DON ANTHONY,​ of Archdiocese of Colombo,​ expired on Friday the 28th February 2020. He is the beloved son of the late Mr. H.D. Jacovis and Mrs. J.D. Engalthina Hamy. His Mortal remains will lie in state at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church,​ Balagala from Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and thereafter transferred to St. Mary’s Church,​ Uswetakeiyawa. Requiem Mass will be held on Monday the 2nd March at 2.30 p.m. follwed by burial at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.018696

ASIRWATHAM - ANNE SELVARANEE,​ called to rest with her Lord. Beloved wife of late S.R. Asirwatham (Raja),​ very loving mother of Dushyanthi,​ Wijay,​ Padman,​ Indran and Gita,​ mother-in-law of Jeevan Hoole,​ Dharshini,​ Kamalini,​ Vasukie and Dhushy Sathianathan,​ sister of Pushparanee,​ Jeyaranee Vedanayagam,​ Yogaranee Paulpillai and Chandrani Sri Ranjan,​ loving grandmother of Mahil,​ Elilini,​ Anbini,​ Yovahn,​ Ashwini,​ Pravin,​ Roshni,​ Lukshmi,​ Warren,​ Gaudi,​ Anjali,​ Sangeetha,​ Kirthana,​ Shyama and Priyan. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday 29th February,​ Colonial Funeral Home Staten Island, New York. Home: 665,​ Clove Road,​ Staten Island,​ NY 10310. Cell 617-331-0443.017100

DE SILVA - CRISANTHUS SHELTON RUSSELL - Beloved husband of Karin Zauner and father to Savitaa,​ Amritaa,​ Patsy,​ Ravana,​ Bipashaa and grandfather to Ashi and loving brother of Sherene Wickramanayake (nee De Silva) & brother-in-law of Asoka Wickramanayake (Canada) & son of late Shelton & Sybil De Silva,​ passed away in Goa,​ India due to a heart ailment. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.30 p.m. on 2nd (Monday) March 2020.019090

FERNANDO - JAMES ERNEST (RAJU) - Beloved husband of Chandrika,​ loving son of late Vincent and Stella. Funeral on Sunday 1st March. Cortege leaves residence at 581/​A1,​ Batahira Ulhitiyawa,​ Wennappuwa at 3.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Negombo at 4.30 p.m.018980

PARARAJASINGHAM - SIVAMANI,​ wife of late E. Pararajasingham,​ daughter of late Mr & Mrs Sivathasan of Chundikuli,​ beloved mother of Bamini & Aravindan,​ loving sister of Sivadevi & Sivanesan,​ sister-in-law of Sivathasan & Sunderi,​ mother-in-law of Raj & Dharini,​ beloved grandmother of Raayan,​ Reuben,​ Maya & Mira passed away peacefully on 29th February 2020. Cremation at Mount Lavinia Crematorium at 1.00 p.m. on (Tuesday) 03.03.2020. Viewing from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. at Mahinda Parlour on (Monday) 02.03.2020. Friends and relations please accept this information. Contact: Bamini 0778843477,​ Sivadevi 07759137192,​ Sivanesan 077 5107582.019092

PEREIRA - GODFREY - At rest with Jesus - Dearly beloved husband of late Lorrita Pereira,​ much loved father of Lorraine,​ Sherdrick,​ Roger,​ Rodney,​ Leonie and father-in-law of Gamini,​ Nishanthi,​ Priyadarshani,​ Romaine and Rohitha,​ much loved grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Remains will lie at Boralesgamuwa Funeral Parlour from 28th Feb. to 1st Mar. Burial on 1st Mar. at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section),​ Borella.019083

PEIRIS - MERCY SILNET - Beloved wife of the late Shelton D. Peiris,​ loving mother of Hemanthi,​ Damayanthi,​ Rathnakamal,​ Nayanakanthi and Disnakamal,​ mother-in-law of the late Rukmal,​ the late Chandralal,​ Hiromi,​ the late Wimal and Anushak,​ sister of the late Benzie,​ the late Norbert,​ the late Ivy,​ the late Clancy and the late Nimal,​ adored grandmother of Suganda,​ Chamindra,​ Ranga,​ Chamara,​ Eranga,​ Rashmi,​ Ravindu,​ Eshanka,​ Roshanka and Janindu and precious great-grandmother of Aarya,​ Raaya,​ Kiaara,​ Mehan and Raveesh,​ passed away peacefully on 28th February 2020. Remains will lie at 147,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence on (Sunday) 01st March 2020 at 03.15 p.m. for Cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Rawatawatte at 04.00 p.m.018935

WIJEKOON - DR. W.B. (former /​ retired Consultant Physician) - Loving husband of the late Rohini Wijekoon,​ beloved father of Dr. Lasith (NBTS) and Mahendrini (UK),​ father-in-law of Dr. Chamila (SJGH),​ Dr. Mettha (UK),​ loving grandfather of Meghana and Ashni,​ brother of late Herat,​ late Swarna,​ Sumana and Kamala. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Restpect Home by Jayaratne’s from 8.30 a.m. on Saturday 29th. Cortege leaves the parlour for cremation on Sunday 1st March at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte (New Crematorium) at 4.30 p.m.018600

 

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Dr. KUGANANDAMURTHY KUGADASAN - Son of late Mr. Kugadasan and Mrs. Sinnama,​ son-in-law of late Mr. Thambapillai and late Mrs. Rasamma,​ beloved husband of Dr. Kamalarani,​ loving father of Krishani and Lakshini,​ father-in-law of Pirahalathan,​ grandfather of Adhithiyan,​ brother of Sivayohathevy,​ Shivany and Kugananthan,​ brother-in-law of Sithamparanathan,​ Maxwell,​ Pathmarani,​ Aananthabaskaran,​ Thayabalini,​ Thirulingam and Miralini,​ passed away on 17th February 2020. The remains will be placed for tribute at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Borella on 23rd of February from 9 a.m. The Hindu Ceremony will start around 3 p.m. on Sunday 23rd and cortege leaves the parlour around 5 p.m. for cremation.016586

DE NIESE - DOROTHY RITA (nee FERDINANDS) - At rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved wife of late Tyrill Alexis,​ much loved mother of Michael,​ Aubrey,​ Errol (Australia),​ Jennifer,​ Valerie (UK),​ late Diana (Australia) and of David (UK) and Adrian,​ mother-in-law of Malkanthi,​ Vedette,​ Leanne (Australia),​ Steve VanHoff,​ late Paul De Silva (UK) and of Flavio Barbizze (Australia),​ Sue Janus (UK),​ Radha (The Fabulous Gateway),​ much loved grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Monday 24th February from 9.30 a.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 26th February for burial at the General Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section) Borella.016601

FERNANDO - MARY PEARLY ANICIA - Beloved wife of late Mr. E.N.S. Fernando (Earle Sir St. Sebastian’s College,​ Moratuwa),​ loving mother of Sahashini & Savio,​ mother-in-law of Nimal,​ grandmother of Nimantha,​ Sachintha & Shenali,​ sweet sister of Mr. Winston Perera (Kandana). Remains will lie at 64/​27,​ Uyana Road,​ Moratuwa. Funeral will take place at St. Sebasitan’s Church,​ Moratuwa,​ on the 24th of February 2020 at 4.30 p.m.016602

GOONEWARDENE - NEWTON F. (Retired Teacher/​Principal,​ Christ King College,​ Tudella) - Beloved husband of Grace (Retired Teacher,​ Holy Cross College,​ Gampaha and Ilma International School),​ loving father of Niranjan Jude (Norwood,​ U.K.),​ Gehan (Sri Lankan Air Lines),​ Diluk (Seylan Bank),​ loving father-in-law of Charmaine (UK),​ Anandi and of Manohari (Seylan Bank),​ loving grandfather of Romali,​ Chantelle,​ Ashane,​ Roveen and Trishane,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral on Sunday,​ 23rd February at Kanuwana,​ Ja-Ela Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. 221,​ Pamunugama Road,​ Tudella,​ Ja-Ela.016593

THALAYASINGAM - SUHENDRAN (Attorney-at-Law) - At rest with Jesus. Beloved husband of Mala,​ much loved father of the late Ashan and Prashan and Anjali,​ precious grandfather of Nour and Gabriel,​ brother of Jayanthi,​ Ravi,​ Sugi and Puvi,​ brother-in-law of Jayani and Upali,​ Asoka,​ Vathana,​ Jegan and the late Chandrika. Viewing on Saturday 22nd February from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and on Sunday 23rd February from 10.00 a.m. onwards,​ at 70/​1,​ Peterson Lane,​ Colombo 6. Service at 2.30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church,​ Milagiriya,​ followed by cremation at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella. No flowers by request.016598

WELAGEDARA - KONAGE UKKU BANDA - (Retired Teacher /​ Badminton Coach of Dharmaraja College,​ Kandy). Beloved husband of Swarna Welagedara (Retired Teacher of Dharmaraja College,​ Kandy),​ loving father of Anuradha Welagedara (Canada),​ Pradeep Welagedara (Badminton Coach),​ father-in-law of Rohan Pathirage (Canada - UNESCO - UIS),​ Isuru Welagedara,​ precious grandfather of Nimesh Pathirage,​ Aleena Welagedara (Horizon College International) & Aviel Welagedara (S. Thomas Preparatory),​ expired on 21st February 2020. Cortege leaves residence 11,​ Pitakanda Road,​ Mahaiyawa,​ Kandy on 24th February 2020 (Monday) at 3.30 p.m. for Cremation at,​ Mahaiyawa Cemetery,​ Kandy.016520

 

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ABEYAGOONESEKARA - THERESE ROSALIA PHILOMINA - Beloved wife of late Hilary (Rtd. SSP),​ loving mother of late Senerath Kapukotuwa,​ Trikanthi Siriwardena) Julius & Creasy),​ Dinesh Kapukotuwa (UK),​ Rehana De Fonseka (Australia),​ Roshni Foenander,​ Shalini Ferreira (Travel Connection),​ mother-in-law of Kshama Kapukotuwa,​ Ananda Siriwardena,​ Tony De Fonseka (Australia) Maurice Foenander (Travel Connection ),​ loving Sister of late Dr. Rienzie de Silva,​ late Mrs. Ruth Potter,​ Mr. Hugh de Silva,​ Mrs. Bernice Desaa Bandaranaike,​ precious grandmother of Sashen,​ Arnila,​ Rajith,​ Lakshan,​ Dillon,​ Shean,​ Joshua,​ Yischelle,​ Dwayne,​ Jayden,​ Jonathan,​ passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Remains will lie at 90/​6,​ Sunethradevi Road,​ Kohuwela. Service at 9 a.m. on Sunday,​ 16th February and cortege leaves residence at 10.15 a.m. for cremation at 11.00 a.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella Kanatte. (Old Crematorium).014379

AKILA CHANDIRA ALUTHGE (21),​ past student of Royal College & Doha British School,​ beloved son of Asela,​ SriLankan Airliines & Qatar Airways,​ Chamindi Wathsala,​ Pan Asia Bank,​ SriLankan Airlines and Doha British School,​ beloved brother of Sewinda Devanee,​ Doha British School,​ beloved grandson of late Austin and Ari Kurulugama,​ grandson of Gunadasa and Daisy Aluthge,​ beloved grandnephew of Amara,​ Justin and Mallika Amarasingha,​ passed away. Funeral at Borella Cemetery,​ at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday 16th February 2020. No. 59/​6,​ Waraketiya Road,​ Maharagama. 011-2896740,​ 011-2745268.014548

FERNANDO - SEBASTIAN NEVILLE - Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Byrde,​ loving father of Gail and Shanaka,​ grandfather of Grace,​ Kamran,​ Ashira,​ Spike,​ Orla and Flo,​ father-in-law of Dilshan,​ Joanne and Brooke,​ brother of the late Terence,​ Lloyd,​ Roma and Brightie.014152

GUNAWARDENE - TISSA B. - Estate Superintendent - Bishop Palace,​ Chilaw (former Sales Manager - Velona),​,​ beloved son of late Eillian (Custom Officer) and Chandrani,​ husband of Dharma,​ loving father of Kamali and Devinda (Bogawantalawa Tea Ceylon Ltd),​ father-in-law of Dinesh (Ramada - Colombo) and Chamindrinie (HFC - Staff),​ grandfather of Deelaka (Wycherley),​ Thenuk (Lyceum) and Whitney (HFC). Cortege leaves No. 63/​51,​ Central Gardens,​ Keenagahalanda Estate,​ Kalagedihena on Sunday 16th of Feb. at 2.00 p.m. for burial at Kasagahawatta General Cemetery,​ Gampaha.014561

HERATH - FABIOLA - Aged 92 - Beloved wife of late Michael Herath (Former Manager at CTC Eagle),​ resident at 175/​4,​ Galle Rd,​ Dehiwala,​ expired. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour for cremation at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 16th of February (Today) at Mount Lavinia Cemetery.014569

MANATHUNGA MARIE (nee WIJEYAGOONAWARDENA) - Devoted wife of late Stanley,​ loving mother of Shiranee,​ Rohan,​ Annamarie and Sakunthala,​ beloved mother-in-law of Bala Thambimuttu,​ Marini,​ late Benildus Bandara and Akalanka Warusavitharana,​ adored grandmother of Nilukshi,​ Shehan,​ Heshan,​ Niroshi,​ Hashan,​ Praveen,​ Ashani & Anisha,​ cherished great-grandmother of Talia,​ Tianna,​ Keira and Kiel,​ sister of Joe and late Bernadette,​ expired on 13.02.2020. Honouring her wishes her remains were buried at General Cemetery,​ Borella on the same day. A requiem mass will be offered on Saturday 22.02.2020 at Fatima Church Maradana at 4.30 p.m.014435

PONNAMPERUMA - VALENTINE (VALLI) CELINE nee PAL - Daughter of the late Dr. Ram Das & Rosalind Abreo Pal,​ dearly beloved wife of the late Cyril Ponnamperuma,​ precious mother of Roshini,​ loving sister of Ramsay Pal and the late Rosemarie (Rani),​ Pal,​ passed away suddenly on 30th December 2019 in the presence of her family at her home in Washington DC. The funeral service took place on 10th January 2020 at the Church of Saint Ann,​ the City of Washington. An online guest book is available at www.legacy.com should you wish to offer your condolences.012801

 

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AMARASIRI - NIRMALI (nee SENEVIRATNE) - Formerly of IDB,​ EDB,​ American Center,​ Colombo and Stafford International,​ Wife of late Ranjan Amarasiri of EDB & CTB,​ loving mother of Govin and Thewni,​ loving sister of Swarnamali Seneviratne (Australia) and sister-in-law of Upul Seneviratne (Australia),​ dearly beloved daughter of late Herbert & Kamala Seneviratne (former Teacher Mahamaya College,​ Kandy),​ expired. Cortege leaves residence 613/​6,​ High-Level Road,​ Delkanda,​ Nugegoda on 9th February 2020 at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at Udahamulla Cemetery.012253

ARTHUR EDWARD THOMAS (TOM) ELLAWALA - Beloved husband of Nalini,​ father of Nilanthi,​ Chanaka and Suresh,​ father-in-law of Janaka,​ Ranitha and Darika,​ grandfather of Tiloka,​ Manodha,​ Nidheesha,​ Dulitha and Sashen,​ passed away on 8th February,​ 2020. A private funeral was held on the same day according to his last wishes.012242

DE MOTTE - YVONNE - At Rest with Jesus. Wife of late Lt. Christopher De Motte (Retired Sri Lanka Navy),​ loving mother of Darrel,​ Marina and Tania,​ loving mother-in-law of Renuka,​ Srinath Perera and Dwight Savundranayagam,​ much loved Nana of Darren,​ Damion,​ Amishka,​ Madhushan and Dwayne,​ daughter of late Edgar and Myrtle De Silva,​ beloved sister of Godfrey,​ Brian and late Terrance. Cortege leaves residence 86/​1,​ Sri Dhammadhara Mawatha,​ Ratmalana at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 10th February 2020 for burial at Christ Church Galkissa at 4.00 p.m.012252

PEIRIS - H.J.C. (RAJA) - Retired Electrical Engineer (C.E.B.) Called to Rest. Beloved husband of Shanthi,​ loving father of Rajitha Shirantha,​ Shanika,​ Shehan & Jayamal,​ father-in-law of Prashanthi,​ Maduri & Dinu,​ grandfather of Suraj,​ Saneesha,​ Bodh,​ Sanesh,​ Kivindu,​ Maleesha,​ Chethaan & Angshu. Cortege leaves residence 32,​ Cornelius Place,​ Koralawella,​ Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 10th February for service at St. Peters Church,​ Koralawella at 5.00 p.m.012152

PERERA - LEONIE - Wife of late Lakshman,​ daughter of late Sidney and Ruth Jayesuriya - formerly 18/​1A,​ Cascia Avenue,​ Mount Lavinia,​ sister of late Margie,​ Ralph and Trevor Shelton,​ Carolyne,​ late Neliya and Indrani. Died 6th December,​ buried 9th December at Borella Kanatta. Informant Carolyne.011948

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FIRDAUSS FASSY,​ Retired Principal,​ National School,​ Dharga Town - Beloved wife of Marhoom Fassy,​ daughter of Marhoom H.M. Khalid and Marhoom Fathim Khalid (retired Principal,​ National School,​ Dharga Town),​ sister of Fauzal Khalid,​ sister-in-law of Shanaz Khariya & Mufthiya & Hameed and aunty of M.M.M. Tariq and Sheroza Azam,​ passed away peacefully and Janaza took place on the 28th of January at the Jawatte Jumma Masjid. No. 5 Daisy Villa Av,​ Colombo 4.008488

SAPARAMADU MURIEL - Beloved wife of late Mr. Justin Perera (Retired Principal - All Saints School - Borella),​ mother of Christy (Retired - Department of Examinations),​ Nimal (Retired - Bank of Ceylon),​ C.N.N. Perera (Retired - Sri Lanka Customs),​ mother-in-law of Ranjitha (Retired - Colombo Municipal Council),​ Shirani (Retired - People’s Bank),​ Srimathie (Retired - St. Sebastian’s College - Kandana),​ loving grandmother of Ranjeewa (Mercantile Investments),​ Chrishanthi (St. Thomas’s College - Seeduwa),​ Nimashi (Australia),​ Nilanga (Attorney-at-Law),​ Vimuth (Canada),​ Diluk (USA). Remains lie at 56/​9,​ 2nd Lane,​ Morawatta Road,​ Nagoda,​ Kandana. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday (02.02.2020) at 3.00 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John the Baptist Church,​ Nagoda,​ Kandana.010219

 

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