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DateLine Sunday, 6 July 2008





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
DE SILVA - MRS R.M.B. (NANDA JANAKI) Dearly beloved wife of Buddhadasa de Silva, loving mother of Nalini, Duleep (Bahrain), Kumudini, Chandrika, Mahendra & Deepika (USA), sister of Upajeewa, Alice, Mappy, Dilly, Noncy & Jenny, mother-in-law of Clive, Sandra, Joy, Theoni & Manura (USA), grandmother of Pasindhu, Erandha, Janidhu, Anaali, Amaavi & Vaishaali, expired. Cremation will take place on Sunday 06th July 2008 at 4.30 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella. Her mortal remains lie at 62/1-B, Quarry Road, Mirihana, Nugegoda.

DE SILVA - PUNYA Beloved wife of late Alfred de Silva of Magalle, Galle, loving mother of Niranjala, Manoj & Jal, mother-in-law of Sisira Hapangama & Shani de Silva, loving sister of late Clement, Tom, Lena, Siridasa, Amara & Naomal, sister-in-law of late Padma, Dharmadasa, Nissanka & Lilian, Kirthsiri, Geetha & Sushila. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cremation on Sunday 6th at 6 p.m. General Cemetery Borella. 380, Gonawela, Kelaniya.

DISSANAIKE - PROF. GEORGE (Emeritus Professor of Physics). Beloved husband of Vijayalakshmi, father of Dr Gishan (Cambridge University), brother of late Ben (Government Analyst), Prof. Stanley (Parasitology), Estelle and late Bernice and Joyce, father-in-law of Padmika, and grandfather of Gyan and Avindra. Service at residence 450/32, Piachaud Gardens, Kandy, on Sunday July 6th at 4.00 p.m. Cortege leaves for Mahaiyawa Anglican Section for burial at 4.30 p.m. No flowers by request.

FERNANDO - W.K.B. VIOLET CHANDRAWATHI Beloved wife of late Danoris De Silva, loving mother of Pushpa Ginige, Ranjith Ginige, Vijitha Ginige, Bodana Ginige, Ajith Ginige, mother-in-law of Pathmasiri De Silva, Vishaka, Irani, Gabi, Kalyani, passed away at the age of 93 years. Funeral at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday the 06th July 2008 at Ambalangoda General Cemetery. All friends and relatives please accept this sorrowful intimation. No. 30, Old Elpitiya Road (opposite Town Council), Patabendimulla, Ambalangoda.

GOONETILLEKE - F.L.G. (LEO) (ex Rowlands Ltd.) Beloved husband of Anita, father of Anusha and Saman, brother of Merril, father-in-law of Ananda and Senani, grandfather of Udini, Dilumi (Methodist College, Kollupitiya), Adeepa (St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya), expired. Cortege leaves residence on 06.07.2008 at 3.00 p.m. for burial Fatima Church, Dippitigoda. 401/A, Subodharama Mawatha, Dippitigoda, Kelaniya.

GUNASEKERA - Dr N.C.D. MAHINDADASA (practiced in Embilipitiya), beloved husband of Kamala, loving father of Jayavi, Dilani, Dilika (UK), father-in-law of Bhagya, Nalin (UK), brother of late Wimalasiri, late Buwasena, Donald, Wilson, late Chandradasa, Reginald, Jayanthi, late Tilina, Gordon, late Herman, Kamala, Chandra, Dayaratna and Bernard, expired. Cremation at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 6th July. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. “Swasthigiri”, Elpitiya Road, Bentota.

HAJIANI SAMHABEEBI (of Temple Rd). Daughter of Marhoom S.L.M. Yoosoof and Marhooma Ummu Nabeesa, beloved wife of Marhoom Al-haj Thaha, mother of Badriya (New Zealand), Cadir Hassen (Iraq), Jowzi and Miftha (USA), sister of Marhooms Bishrul Hafi, Yehiyazahabi, Mujahid, Huzaifa and of Ismail Ansar, mother-in-law of Maj. Zavahir (New Zealand), Rinza, Mifthiya and Nabeela (USA), grandmother of Farshan (Australia), Fazmina (USA), Safraz (UK), Ismitha, Farhani,m Isthihara, Ilma, Uzma, Hawna and Aalam (USA), sister-in-law of Hassena (Poonona), paternal aunty of Sabry and Imran, expired. Janaza took place on 29th June 2008 at Maligawatte Burial Ground. 227, Darley Road, Colombo 10.

HARDIE - MILLICENT JOYCE August 22, 1920 - July 1st, 2008, passed away peacefully in Brisbane, Qld. Beloved wife of George (deceased), Melb. loving sister of Annette de Niece and Therese Johnson (deceased) Sri Lanka, much loved mother of Vernon, Mignon, Glen, Corrinne and Tyronne, loving grandmother of Vern, Troy, David, Geraldine, Dean, Tara, Lance and Liam, aunt of Raynal, Marianne, Adrian and Willo (Sri Lanka), will be sadly missed. Funeral in Melbourne on Thursday 10th July at 2.15 p.m.

JOSEPH -NOEL K (Retired Civil Engineer, Formerly of PWD / Highways Dept., Sri Lanka; Ministry of Works, Maiduguri, Nigeria; RTA Glen Innes, NSW Australia; Worley, Laos & Vietnam), beloved son of late Paul & Daisy Joseph (nee Thambimuttu - Batticaloa), beloved husband of Princy, father of Vijendran and Jeevendran, uncle of Leela Durairaj, father-in-law of Pramila and Manosha, brother of late Jeyam, Ivy, Leslie, late Pakki and Kamala, brother-in-law of Erin, late Theodore & late Nadesan, Lily, late Iris & Syla, Ranji, Rita, grandfather of Nishan, Annika and Alex, expired. Burial on Monday 7th July 2008 at 1.30 p.m. at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Australia. #5, Sussex Road, Kellyville NSW 2155, Australia. Tel. +61 4311 50867. Foreign papers please copy.

OFFEN - HELEN NORAH (nee BUCKLEY) Wife of the late Cyril, mother of Anne (Ceylinco Insurance General), late Doreen and of Tony, Christine (Brandix) and Michael, mother-in-law of Maurice, Sharon, Lloyd and Shanthi, sister of Joan (UK) and the late Hal and Eileen. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 6th July. Burial at General Cemetery (R.C. Section) Kanatte.

PAIVA - AGNES JUDITH Beloved wife of late J. Louis Paiva, mother of Freddy (Canada) and Martin (Australia), mother-in-law of Leilani and Sue, grandmother of Lisa, daughter of late Mr & Mrs Arul V. Rodriguez, sister of Esther, Rex, late Ramani and Ignatius, passed away peacefully and a private funeral took place according to her wishes. A Thanksgiving Mass will be held on the 8th of July at St. Lawrence’s Church, Wellawatte at 12.10 p.m. Your prayers and presence will be appreciated. No. 21, Charlemont Road, Colombo 6.

PATHIRANA - DR RICHARD Former Minister of Education and Higher Education, and Public Administration, Home Affairs and Southern Development. Beloved husband of Vijitha Pathirage (former Lecturer, Teachers’ College, Unawatuna), loving father of Iromi (HNB), Ramesh (Emerchemie, NB), Dinusha, loving father-in-law of Shaman (O.B.T.), Janaka (HNB), loving grandfather of Ramath, Ridmi & Vihanga, expired. Cortege leaves residence 70/1, Kitulampitiya Road, Galle at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 7th July for cremation.

RANASINGHE - At rest with her loving God Lttl Sr Gillian of Jesus, much loved sister of Shirley, Christopher, Peter, Anne and Christine, sister-in-law of PM Daundesekera (dec), Doreen, Marcelle, Percy Paul and Christopher How, passed away on 23 June 2008 in Melbourne Australia.

WEERASEKERA - LEENA (Retired Teacher, Upadya Vidyalaya, Panadura), beloved wife of late Ranjith Weerasekera (Notary Public, Panadura), mother of Shantha Weerasekera (Attorney-at-Law, Panadura), mother-in-law of Subhashini (State Engineering Corporation), grandmother of Hiranya and Inuka, expired. Funeral on Sunday 6th July. Cortege leaves residence at 4 pm for interment at Minuwanpitiya Cemetery Panadura. 29/3, Galle Road, Walana, Panadura.

WIJEYEKOON EDMUND CHARLES (Retired Telecommunication Engineer). Beloved husband of Rathnaveli, beloved father of Indrani, Doctor Asoka (UK), Rohini (New Zealand), Amitha (USA), Bimba, Senake - Australia, father-in-law of Tilina Nanayakkara, Sugathapala Jayasinghe (New Zealand), Prince Kodagoda, Abeyratne Banda, Rani (Australia), expired. Funeral Sunday 6th June at 4.00 p.m. General Cemetery Borella. Cortege leaves residence 451/8, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5 at 3.30 p.m.

XAVIER - MARY ELIZABETH (nee Gardiner Ponniah) Beloved wife of Fredrick Xavier, mother of Sharmini Mohanraj and Shanthini Niles, mother-in-law of Mohanraj and A.P. Niles, grandmother of Saumya and Divya Mohanraj, Vasanthakumar and Vathani Niles, sister of late Ambrosia (Mani) John, late Ruby Arulpragasam, Sarojini Chrysostom (Germany), late Viola Vedanayagam, Dr Joseph Ponniah (Canada). Funeral Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Borella Sunday 6th July at 3 p.m. Burial at Kanatte Borella R.C. Section. 155A Suvisuddharama Road (off Havelock Road), Colombo 6.

KAHINGALA CHANDRA Beloved wife of Richard, much loved mother of Dharshana and Inoka, mother-in-law of Suranni and Nalinda, daughter of late Mr & Mrs Rogger Wijesuriya, daughter-in-law of Mr & Mrs Danister Kahingala, sister of late Vincent Mercia Romsent Margret, late Patrick, Linda Mervyn and Lal, expired. Cremation takes place at Battaramulla Cemetery on Monday 7th at 6.00 p.m. 280/1, Pahalawela Rd, Pelawatta, Battaramulla.

ELLAWALA - NIRANGA at Rest with Jesus, precious daughter of Nalini and late Ranjit, loved sister of Nimali, late Nilukshi and of Dhinuk, sister-in-law of Roshan Ranasinghe, aunt of Shevy and Shenali. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 6th July. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (R.C. Section).


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