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11 April, 2021

FERNANDO - A.T.P (TERENCE) - Retired (D.T.I - Sri Lanka Railways) - Called to Eternal Rest - Dearly beloved husband of late Gerty,​ much loved father of Manoj (Manju) Australi & Piumica (UK),​ father-in-law of Dharshika & adored grandfather of Marsha & Samara. Remains lie at Mahinda Florists - Mt. Lavinia Burial will be on 11/​04/​2021 at 3.00 p.m. at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery (Catholic Section).028450

FONSEKA - AMITHA (nee PATTIARATCHI). Beloved wife of late Jayantha (Raju of Horana),​ loving mother of Thilani,​ late Buddhika and Malind (OZ),​ expired on 23rd March. Funeral took place according to her wishes.026777

ILANGARATNE - S.B. (Mahinda). Beloved husband of Seetha (nee Marambe),​ loving father of Niroshana and Kaushi (Udayangani),​ loving father-in-law of Visaka and Bhathiya,​ grandfather of Mindula,​ Dulinika,​ Nivin,​ Saveen and Ravin. Remains lie at Restpect by Jayaratne on the 10th at 5pm. Funeral will be held today (11th April) at 4pm at the Borella General Cemetery.028448

JEYANAYAGAM - SHEILA RANJITHAM. Loving wife of Daniel (late),​ beloved mother of Virajini and Shiyalini,​ loving mother-in-law to Rajan Arulganesan and Bennett Olegesegaram,​ much loved grandmother to Dylan,​ Davon and Dan,​ sister of Sonna (late),​ Girlie (late),​ Dolly,​ Thiyagarajah (late),​ Rosy (late),​ Raja,​ Chandra (Australia),​ Leela,​ Malar and Pon Sheila,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 in the UK. May her soul rest in eternal peace.028309

SIMMS - SUGANTHI (nee PALVANAM). Much loved wife of Dennis (Darrel),​ precious mother of Gillian (Bahrain),​ loving M.I.L. of Hisham - (Bahrain),​ adoring grandmother of Seravi,​ loving sister of Mano Wijesinghe,​ Rachel Karunaratne,​ Neville,​ Christopher,​ Roveena,​ Rebecca De Silva,​ Anna Vasudevan,​ Valma Gunaratne and Sandra Balraj - UK,​ expired on 7th April and laid to rest on April 9th,​ 2021 at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte. In view of Covid restrictions,​ health guidelines,​ a private burial was conducted.028419

THOMAS - JUNE - Dearly beloved wife of Chris Thomas and loving mother of Shervin and Shannon,​ passed away on Friday 9th April,​ 2021. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Negombo Road,​ Wattala at 3.30 p.m. on 12th April (Monday) to St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda for burial at the Nayakakanda Catholic Cemetery.028447


4 April, 2021

ISMAIL - MOHAMED BAFI - Son of late A.A.M. Ismail and Sithy Suhada - Beloved husband of Therese,​ father of Roshan (Australia) and Shane,​ father-in-law of Nicola and Maria,​ grandfather of Tianna,​ Tristen,​ Kiara and Kien,​ brother of Eyene Sakkaf,​ Fawzia Sirajee and Mohideen (Australia),​ and of the late Faiz,​ Hamdi,​ Hamid,​ Zubair,​ Nazeema Fareed and Zinul Jiffrey. Janaza took place on 13th March 2021,​ to Maligawatte Muslim Burial Grounds. 12,​ Alakeshwara Road,​ Etulkotte.026121


28 March, 2021

JAYASURIYA - (MRS INDRA) (MRS. KATULANDA) - Retired Vice Principal Eriyawetiya Maha Vidyalaya - Beloved wife of Mr. Somaratne Katulanda (Senior Manager Retd People’s Bank) mother of Mahesh Katulanda (Attorney-at-Law),​ Dr. Prasad Katulanda (Consultant Endocrinologist/​Senior Lecturer) and Vindya Katulanda (HSBC Dubai) mother-in-law of Dr. Gaya (NHSL),​ Mrs. Preethi (Attorney-at-Law) and Mr. Manoj Lodivickz (Abudabi Commercial Bank Dubai),​ grandmother of Manthi,​ Ovin,​ Jaindu and Movinya,​ passed away. Remains lie at AF Raymond’s at Borella from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday the 26th & at family home Uswatta Road,​ Natuduwa Kiribathgoda from 27 morning. Cremation at Enderamulla Kanatte on Simday 28th at 3.00 p.m.024244


21 March, 2021

DE ALWIS - PATRICIA IRANGANIE (PAT) Nee Bulathsinhala. Daughter of late Alfred Stephen Cooray & Hilda Bulathsinhala,​ loving sister of Dr. Ranjith Bulathsinhala & Devika,​ dearly beloved wife of the late Justin De Alwis,​ affectionate mother of the late Trevor and of Jayanthi & Savithri,​ mother-in-law of the late Chelvan Mathiaparanam,​ fond grandmother of Dinesh & Sonali,​ Kajanka & Himali,​ Kisholi,​ Jiloshi and Shamil. Cremation took place on Thursday 18th March 2021,​ according to her wishes. 7/​5 A,​ School Lane,​ Kapuwatta,​ Gangodawila,​ Nugegoda.022273

KARIYAWASAM - Dr. TAMARA - Dearly beloved wife of Premasiri,​ precious mother of Chandima and loving mother-in-law of Imalka,​ dearest sister of Rupa Maheswaran and Hemamalini Vitharana,​ passed away peacefully on the 19th of March 2021 and cremated soon after at a private family funeral. May she attain supreme bliss of Nibbana.022279

MANICKAM - YOGARATNAM (Yogan). Former proprietor of Swenitha,​ Gnanamani & Pushpa Stores Bambalapitiya,​ entered eternal rest on the 18th March 2021. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs E. Manickam of Suruvil & Karampon West,​ son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs Selvaratnam,​ devoted husband of Amara,​ much loved father of Myuran and Gayathri (UK). Brother of late Vijayaratnam,​ late Vijayaluxmi Somaskandan and Yogaluxmi Balasubramaniyam (New Zealand). He touched so many lives with his presence,​ was loved and adored by all and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries to g​a​y​a​_​y​o​g​a​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​.​u​k​ 0044 7476 130998022287

RAJAPAKSE - Dr. VIJITHASENA. Dearly beloved husband of Nelunika,​ most affectionate father of Dr. Vinodh Rajapakse (son) and Milakshmi (Mimi) Rajapakse (daughter),​ loving brother of the late Hemalatha Laktillake,​ the late Dr. Sirimana Rajapakse,​ Chandrapala Rajapakse,​ Premalatha (Merle) Weerasinghe,​ Sarathchandra (Ranja) Rajapakse and Anura Rajapakse and much loved brother-in-law of Dr. Shanti Gunawardena and Ramesh Gunawardena,​ passed away peacefully on March 4,​ 2021,​ in his home of 42 years in Solon,​ Ohio,​ USA. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.020894


14 March, 2021

FERNANDO - Mr. ALBERTHULAGE MACKDONALD PATRICK. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs Peter Paul Fernando,​ loving husband of Mrs Moreen Silva,​ loving father of Dinika,​ Eron,​ Nalaka,​ Sonali and loving grandfather of Shaveen,​ Sheraya and Ethan,​ passed away on 12th March 2021. Family funeral will take place on Sunday 14th March at 4.00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church,​ Koralawella.020355

Mr. JAYANTHA Y.P. Former Manager,​ People’s Bank. Beloved husband of late Mala Mohotti,​ loving father of Methmini (Switzerland),​ Thejapriya and Dhammini,​ deceased after a bried illness. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Cortege leaves at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday 14th for Mt. Lavinia Cemetery. Residence: No. 118,​ Airport Road,​ Rathmalana.020358


7 March, 2021

SOMASEGARAM - Dr. SANDRASEGARAM - (Retired R.M.P.) - Beloved husband of Ivy Indranee (nee Asbury),​ loving father of Jeevana Joseph,​ Christina Jebanesan (UK),​ loving father-in-law of Praveen Joseph,​ Daniel Jebanesan (UK),​ precious grandfather of Iroshika,​ Jeremy (UK),​ Jerusha & Jenson (UK),​ entered rest. Remains will lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia on 10/​03/​2021 from 9.00 a.m. (to 7.00 p.m.) and the funeral service will be held at the parlour on 11/​03/​2021 at 3.00 p.m. (Contact Tel: # 0112501735).018416



28 February, 2021

CALUPERUMA - GAMINI DE SOYZA - Dearly beloved husband of Kumudini (nee De Silva),​ loving father of Devinda and Mihiri and father-in-law of Erangi and Bobby Jones. Much loved grandfather of Ethan,​ Derek,​ Nathan,​ Sophia and Kyrin. Loving brother of Mitra Gunatilleke,​ Nandana (deceased),​ Sumitra (deceased) and Indrajith,​ died peacefully in Texas,​ USA on 19th February 2021. In lieu of flowers,​ memorial donations may be made to Texas Buddhist Meditation Center,​ 11209,​ Brownfield Drive,​ Burleson,​ TX 76028,​ USA or Parkinsons’s Voice Project,​ 646 N Coit Road #2250,​ Richardson,​ TX 75080 or at Those wishing to send condolences or sign the online guestbook may visit Email: k​u​m​i​d​e​s​o​y​z​a​@​n​e​t​s​c​a​p​e​.​n​e​t​.014898

MR. RAJAGULASINGAM - HARIHARAN (Formerly worked at Standard Life Canada & Old Boy of St. Joseph’s College Maradana) - Beloved son of the late Kulasegarampillai Rajagulasingam from Malaysia,​ and Rajarajeswary Rajagulasingam of Kondavil-West,​ dearest brother of Paraneetharan,​ Krishanthe and Niranjani,​ brother-in-law of Aruni,​ Vijendra (Rajan) and Kugatharsan,​ beloved uncle of Christina,​ Lessica,​ Nathan,​ Tameela,​ Rachel,​ Archana,​ Tarunee and Joy,​ adored nephew of Eswaranathan,​ Sathyadevi,​ Mangayarkarasai,​ Rajesegaran,​ Chandrathevy,​ Maharani,​ Rameswary,​ Mithereswaray and late Kirupa,​ passed away on 22nd February 2021 in Canada. His funeral is on the 28th February 2021 in Canada. May his soul rest in peace. Contact No: Nira (Canada) + 1-416-6271422,​ Kugan (Canada) +1-647-5024652,​ Parnee (Australia) +61 429-913-302,​ Krisha (Australia) +61-421-892-864,​ Mithra (Colombo) +94777-916-223,​ Anusha (Colombo) +94112-674-910.015665



14 February, 2021

EMMANUEL - LUCIAN NATHAN - Retired Teacher St. Benedict’s College,​ Kotahena,​ and former Visiting Lecturer at Aquinas University /​ College,​ passed away peacefully on the 13th of January 2021 in Toronto,​ Canada,​ shortly after his 90th birthday. Proud student,​ old boy and dedicated Teacher at St. Benedict’s College and first President and Patron of the Old Boys Union in Toronto,​ Canada,​ loving husband of the late Clara,​ loving father of Vimalan,​ loving father-in-law of Darshini,​ loving grandfather of Clara and Jerome,​ beloved brother of the late Chelvam,​ late Gunam,​ late Jeyam,​ late Nasen,​ late Ranjan,​ late Pushpam,​ late Ranji,​ late Nawaraj,​ Rajini and Mohan,​ beloved brother-in-law of the late Mr T A Benedict,​ late Mrs Mary Rose Seemanpillai,​ late Mrs Mary Oblate Benedict,​ late Dr D A Peters and Mr A R Walter laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery,​ Thornhill,​ Ontario on the 20th of January,​ after a private ceremony,​ due to the prevailing restrictions. Condolences can be sent via SMS to the family at +14165505347.010747

KULASEKERE - CHANDRIKA (nee KALINGAWANSA). Beloved wife of Vivindra (Dynamic AV Technologies),​ mother of Dilshan (L&S Engineering),​ Roshini (University of Astrakhaw,​ Russia),​ mother-in-law of Sewwandi (People’s Bank),​ sister of Indrika (High Court Judge),​ daughter of Pathma Kalingawansa,​ expired on 11/​02/​2021. Funeral on 14th February 2021 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. from 164/​77,​ Miraj Housing,​ Soysapura,​ Moratuwa.012132

KURUKULASURIYA - RANJAN DEEPAL - Beloved husband of Dayani. Darling father of Harsha,​ Mohan and Dinesh,​ much loved father-in-law of Chathumini,​ Lanka and Sandunika,​ loving brother of late Amara,​ Anula and of Sunil,​ expired. Cortege leaves on 14.02.2021 residence 40/​34,​ Riverside Park,​ Thilaka Road,​ Kaduruduwa,​ Gorakana,​ Panadura (Moratuwa - Panadura Old Galle Road) at 4:30 pm to Prince of Wales College. Cremation at Rawatawatta General Cemetery at 6:00 pm.012153

VANCUYLENBURG - HECTOR COLLIN. Retired Surveyor,​ dearly loved husband of late Aelda (nee Weber),​ loving father of Christopher,​ Therese,​ Louis and Celine,​ father-in-law of Antionette,​ Ananda,​ Nayana and Vijitha and cherished grandfather of Gayathri,​ Chrisanne,​ Harsha,​ Calum,​ Udara and Kasun passed away peacefully. Viewing on Sunday the 14th February from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon at Pinegrove Cemetery,​ Kington Street,​ Minchinbury,​ NSW 2770. Service will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church,​ cnr Todd Row & Moore Street,​ St. Clair,​ NSW 2759 at 9.00 a.m. on Monday the 15th February and burial at Pinegrove Cemetery at 10.30 a.m.010967

WIRASINGHE - Dr. CHULLAPADUMA CHARLES (of Medi Clinic,​ Ganemulla). Son of the late Charles and Esme Wirasinghe,​ beloved husband of Kalindi (nee de Lanerolle),​ loved father of Shalomi Lesley and Chitrangani,​ precious grandfather of Alicia and Joshua,​ brother of Anil,​ Dr. Errol,​ Eitle,​ Ajith and Roshana,​ passed away on 30th January 2021. A private funeral took place in Colombo on 1st February 2021. 116,​ S. de S. Jayasinghe Mawatha,​ Nugegoda.010796


7 February, 2021

CASIE CHITTY - JULIE - Beloved wife of late Mervyn,​ daughter of late Dr. & Mrs. E.C. Alles,​ mother of Roshan,​ Maryse,​ Andrea and Cheryl,​ mother-in-law of Selva,​ Benny,​ Herman and Ravi,​ precious nana of late Rushika and of Shehan,​ Julian,​ Jilska and Malinda,​ late Joel and of Jannic,​ Tashika and Trishan,​ great grandma of Kiara and Carisa. Interment of Ashes on Sunday,​ 7th Feburary 2021 at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.009888

Pinto - Hemali - Dearly beloved wife of late Sirimal (Attorney-at-Law,​ JPUM) loving mother of Shiran,​ Shiromie and Shirlene,​ mother-in-law of Savanthi,​ Ravi and Dinil,​ darling Archchi of Shashane,​ Shevantha,​ Rushini,​ Lashane and Kiyasha,​ daughter of the late Bernard (Attorney-at-Law) and Rita Coorey,​ daughter-in-law of the late Basil (Attorney-at-law,​ JPUM) and Elizabeth Pinto,​ sister of Shanthilal,​ Damayanthie and Chamindra. A private funeral will be held and burial at General Cemetery,​ Chilaw on 7th February 2021 at 11.00 a.m.009890


31 January, 2021

Rev. Sr. MARY FELIX HETTIARACHCHI called to eternal rest. Funeral Mass on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 3.00 p.m. Burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery,​ Wennappuwa. Holy Family Provincialate,​ 90/​1,​ Rosmead Place,​ Colombo 07.007879

PEREIRA - HOWARD PEREIRA (Ex. employee of Ceylon Insurance & Aitken Spece). Dearly beloved husband of Audrey Vandort and everloving father of Salome,​ Randy (Kuwait) & Sabrina (Canada),​ loving father-in-law of Christina (Kuwait),​ loving grandpa of Julian,​ Melissa,​ Damian & Marlon (Canada),​ Jason and Tiyana (Kuwait),​ Charlene & Prasad,​ darling great grandpa of Leandra,​ son of the late Sperling & Bubby Pereira and brother of Dolores,​ late Tom,​ Hectorine,​ Risso,​ Rossana,​ Dave,​ Mary,​ Jackie and Corrina. Remains will lie at Jayaratna Funeral Parlour - Kalubowila from 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on 31st January 2021. Cortege leaves funeral parlour on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 2.30 p.m. for burial at St. Mary & John Church,​ Nugegoda at 3 p.m. (Adhere to Covid-19 regulations).007845