Obituaries | Sunday Observer


5 September, 2021

PERERA - BASIL AUGUSTINE (GUSTY). Loving father of Sharmila (Prasanna son-in-law),​ beloved grandfather of Nicola and Damien,​ son of the late Basil & Beryl Perera,​ brother of Marina Nathan (Vykunth) (UK ),​ the late Therese Gunewardene (Denzil) (USA),​ Anton Perera (Ranee) (Canada) and Valencia Boteju (Mervyn) (Canada),​ laid to rest on 19th August. Funeral arrangements were made at the Jayaratne Funeral Home on August 21st from 10.00 a.m to 3.30 p.m. Burial was at Galkissa Cemetery the same day (in accordance with Covid restrictions)054037

PERERA - JUSTIN LEOPOLD. Beloved son of the late Durand V. Perera and Muriel Vivian Perera,​ loving husband of Nelum Perera,​ Father of Dilrukshi Perera,​ father-in-law of Lahiru Abeydeera,​ grandfather of Amelie and Zenith,​ brother of Ajantha and the late Nimal,​ Chandra and Hiran,​ passed away peacefully on 01 September 2021. The memorial service was held at Fatima Shrine (Padiwatte Church - Kandy) with the immediate family and burial was held at the family graves at General Cemetery Borella (RC Section) on 02 September 2021.054848

SENEVIRATNE - DAMMIKA DEEPTHI; Born October 12, 1961, passed away on August 31, 2021, aged 59: Beloved husband of Shyamalee, devoted and loving father of Eranga, Sanjula and Mehara, cherished son of Indrani and late K.D.S Seneviratne, treasured brother of Pradeep, Janaka and Dilhara, adored son-in-law of Sriyani Perera and brother-in-law of Shiran, Shiromalee and late Anusha. He was cremated at the General Cemetery Borella at a private family funeral on September 1, 2021. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to everyone for their support and prayers during this time of sorrow.

SIVAKOLUNDU - WARNER SIVAKUMAR (Siva) of Scarborough,​ Ontario,​ Canada. Former employee of Unilever,​ passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved family on 28th August,​ 2021 in Scarborough General Hospital. Wonderful husband of Seetha,​ adored and loved father of Suresh and Yamini and their daughter and son-in-law Rosemary Jane and Raveendran,​ proud grandfather of Pragatheish and Jashavi. He lived his life caring for his family and others. Always helping people and practising his beliefs of kindness and compassion. His funeral will be held at Chapel Ridge and will be cremated at Highland Hills Crematorium,​ Ontario,​ Canada. May his soul rest in peace and he will live in our hearts forever.054514

WETTASINHA – LESLIE VERNON PEIRIS, Attorney At Law , retired Senior Assistant Secretary - Ministry of Justice and former Registrar Council of Legal Education. Beloved husband of late Gloria, loving father of Janaka, Niroshini, Dinali and Jayani, father-in-law of Rukshana, Dharshana, Juanito and Navin, son of late Mudliyar Stephan Peiris Wettasinha and Mary Peiris Wettasinha, brother of late Francis, late Phillip and late Marie, son-in-law of late Simon Perera and late Ena Perera of Kegalle. Passed away peacefully and a private funeral was held on 15th August 2021 at General Cemetery Kanatta (R.C. Section).

WITHANA - PEARLINE LETETIA (nee Gurusinghe). It is with much sorrow the family of PEARLINE LETETIA WITHANA (nee Gurusinghe) (94 yrs.) announces her passing away on 30 August 2021 peacefully at home and the burial took place on the same day. Loving daughter of late Albert and late Hilda Gurusinghe,​ loving sister of late Douglas,​ late Durward,​ late Malcolm and Cynthia,​ sister-in-law of Shirley,​ Charlotte and Joan,​ wife of late Don Frederick Withana,​ much loved mother of Shazani Razeek (Darryl),​ Marilyn,​ Clinton and Sandra,​ mother-in-law of Mohammed Razeek and Ayesha,​ beloved grandmother of Safra,​ Sarah,​ Qaanita,​ Mario Chamath and Angelo Yehan Withana,​ adored great grandmother of Bilaal,​ Thurayya,​ Muhammed,​ Yuusuf,​ Adam,​ Ayuub and Ibrahim. Former Teacher of St Peter’s College,​ Col 4,​ Holy Family Convent,​ Col 4 and Crescent Schools International,​ Col 4. May her soul rest in everlasting peace and live in our hearts forever. Condolences,​ Marilyn mob 0777287560,​ Clinton mob 0763792644.054620