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Sunday, 19 April 2009





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ASIRVADEM - TERRANCE (TERRY) Husband of Swarnam (nee Moraes), father of Inez and Michael, father-in-law of Dewappriya Usleyanege, son of Steven and Ruby Asirvadem, brother of Bertie, Neville, Ivor and Cliffo, expired. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour on Sunday 19th at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Galkissa Crematorium. 

DE MEL - DR R.G. KENNETH (Retired Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Castle Street Hospital for Women). Beloved husband of Priya, loving father of Ronali, Roshini and Romesh, father-in-law of Dinesh, Laknath and Ruwanthi, son of the late Gladwyn and Hester de Mel, brother of late Romy, Norma, Doyne and Lorna. Cortege leaves residence at 3.15 p.m. on Sunday 19th April for service at St. Peters Church Koralawella, Moratuwa at 4 p.m. and burial thereafter. 21/50, Polhengoda Gardens, Colombo 05.  

FERNANDO SIRIWARDENE - TILDA DAISY Retired Teacher, beloved wife of Claughton, mother of Chrisantha, Prasad and Deepika, mother-in-law of Primali, Champa and Ananda; daughter of late Danister and Sylvia Weerasooriya; sister of Ratna, Bodhi and Asoka and late Turine, Benson, Upali, Gamini and Ravindra, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 118/51, “Isuru Pedesa”, Sri Rahula Mawatha, Katubedda, Moratuwa at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. on Sunday, 19th April 2009 at the Galkissa Cemetery. 

KARUNANAYAKE - MRS. ANOMA nee WIMALARATNE (formerly of Delmage Forsyth and Co.). Loving wife of Ravi Karunanayake (formerly of Petroleum Corporation) now residing in Australia, daughter of the late Justice Dharmadasa and of Mrs. Girlie Wimalaratne, sister of Lal Wimalaratne (Australia) and Amala Jayakody, daughter-in-law of late Danister and Mabel Karunanayake, sister-in-law of Lalitesh, late Henry Jayakody, Bernie and late B.M. Ariyaratne, late Irwin and of Malini Karunanayake, Hugh and Tulsi Karunanayake (Australia), Aelian Karunanayake, Lal and Thilani Karunanayake (Australia), Rajah and Shantha Karunanayake, Gowri and Sumanaratne De Silva (Australia), Nimala Karunanayake, beloved aunt of Lahiru, passed away on 1st April 2009 in Sydney. 46, Vajira Road, Colombo 5

KODAGODA - M. SIRIYAWATHI Mrs M. Siriyawathi Kodagoda, mother of Dr Sisira Kodagoda, Director of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), passed away. The funeral will take place on Sunday (April 19, 2009) at 4.00 p.m. at the General Cemetery Borella followed by religious rites at 2.00 p.m. at the residence, 103/4, Old Road, Nawinna, Maharagama. 

MOHIDEEN - HADJIANI KHAIRUN NISSA Daughter of late Mohamed Cassim and late Noorul Hidaya Cassim, dearest mother of Yasmin, Ayesha, Ameena, Shahnaz, Sanshiya, Thurab Mohideen, Noor and Rehana, beloved sister of late Ibrahim Naina Marikar, late Zain Naina Marikar, late Sithy Ayne Zacky, Shakir Naina Marikar, late Sithy Zohara Mawahib, Anver Cassim, Rafeeka Cassim and Izeth Cassim, mother-in-law of M.S.M. Lareef, Thariq Awfer, Nisthar Ilyas, Ramlin Wahab, Sharif Rahuman, Zeenathul Mazeena, Liyakath Ali and Mohamed Nazeem, grandmother of Imran, Shihara, Sheroza, Sharmil, Shimla, Shahadath, Haizam, Shaheeda, Sajida, Khadir, Wasim, Rumaiz, Hassan and Salma. Janaza left residence 21, Buthgamuwa Road, Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya for Burial at Kuppiyawatta Muslim Burial Ground on Saturday 18th April 2009 at 4 p.m. 

PUNCHIHEWA - P.E. Ratnapura. Former Asst. Director of Education & retired Teacher, R/Sevali Central College, Ratnapura. Dearly beloved husband of SMC Punchihewa, loving father of Dilshan, Roshani, Dileepa and Lakmal, passed away peacefully. Remains lie at No. 67, Weralupe Temple Road, Ratnapura. Cremation at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 19th at General Cemetery, Ratnapura. 

SAMARADIWAKARA - WIMALA Beloved wife of late G.D.A. Samaradiwakara, loving mother of Nelunka, Gayani, Aravinda, Nalindra, mother-in-law of Terence Jayatilaka, Anura Shantha, Dushanthi, Manjula Vitharana, sister of Dharamagunwardana, Piyasena, late Keerthy, Kusuma, Prema Pinnawala, Chandra & Attorney-at-Law Somsena Pinnawala, expired. Cremation at 6.00 p.m. Monday 20th, General Crematorium, Pragathi Mawatha, Pannipitiya. Cortege leaves residence 166, Tissa Mawatha, Bangalawattha, Kottawa at 5 p.m. 

TYAGARAJAH - RATNA Treasured husband of Yajna, and darling father of Gajan and Anouk, beloved brother of Dilip, son of late Doresamy and Gowri. Cortege leaves No.40, Ward Place, Colombo 7 at 10 am on Sunday the 19th April for cremation at Kanatte, Borella (Hindu Section). 

UNNI NAYAR - MANU Beloved son of Triveni (Canada) and the late Manakkampad Raman Unni Nayar (1997); cherished older brother of Sushel Unni Nayar (USA), Ramani Janakiram (Canada), Premila Sathasivam (Canada); treasured uncle of Tasha and Landon Unni Nayar (USA), Praseedha and Manusha Janakiram (Canada), Rishan Sathasivam (Canada) and grand-uncle of Hadean (USA); brother-in-law of Cynthia Unni Nayar (USA), Jana Janakiram (Canada) and Ravi Sathasivam (Canada), passed away on March 29, 2009. Cremation took place in Ontario, Canada. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Information Ramani Janakiram, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

VYSE - ELMO (Retired Ema Strathspey Estate, Upcot). Beloved husband of Ida, much loved father of Sohan (Melbourne), father-in-law of Vanessa, darling grandpa of Branden & Jorden, brother of Yvonne and Mignonne, brother-in-law of late Shirley Rambukwella, Oliver and of Marcus, Laetitia, Malini, Duncan, Irwin (Germany) Savio (Germany) Sunila and also of Daisybelle, Vijayanthi, Sharmila and Frigidian and late Esther. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 19th April at 3.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Negombo. No. 63, Chilaw Road, Negombo

FERNANDO - U.A.W.J.P. PRIYANTHA  (The Accountant - Carlton Garments, Medawachchiya).  Dearly beloved husband of Shana Fernando (Ex Staff Bata, Ratmalana), loving father of Thenuk and Sanuk (Leeds International School - Panadura), son of Jenny Joslin Cooray and son-in-law of Carlo Fernando and Techla Fernando, passed away. Cremation St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, Katukurunda, Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 20th April 2009. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. No. 216, Koralawella, Moratuwa.



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