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Sunday, 26 July 2009





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DE ALWIS - WARAHENA MUDALIGE JEEVALAL UDAYA KUMARA (Director - Auto Care International), dearly beloved husband of Nirmalie, adored father of Uvin (St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10) and Nihara (H.F.C. Colombo 04), loving son of Lionel and Seetha De Alwis of Bentota, son-in-law of Gordon & late Ivy De Silva, brother of Damayanthi & Jeevani, brother-in-law of Ranjith, Shantha, Sharmila & Paul, expired. Cortege leaves residence at No. 51/3, 2nd Lane, Jayaweera Mawatha, Etul Kotte, Kotte at 4.00 p.m. Sunday the 26th July. Burial at General Cemetery, Borella. 

DIAS - LALITHA (Retired Teacher), beloved wife of late Mr M.H. Dias (Education Officer), loving mother of Dilsiri (Australia), Dr Damayanthi, Sumith (Canada) and Geethanjalee (Canada), mother-in-law of Prof. Nimal Chandrasena (Australia), Ranjith Jayasuriya, Rosi (Canada) and Bosiri De Silva (Canada), expired in Canada on 21st July, cremation took place on 23rd July in Scarborough. 25, Soysa Road, Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. 

GOONETILLAKE - MAHESWARI  Daughter of late P.B.M. Bandaranayake & Gwendoline Halangoda, beloved wife of Durand, loving mother of Neelanie (Nilo), Anil and Neomal, mother-in-law of Dinali, grandmother of Namali and Jaliya, sister of late Winston, Tissa Bandaranayake and Maithri Samarasinghe. Remains will lie at 127, D.S. Senanayake Veediya, Church Hall. Cortege leaves for Mahaiyawa Anglican Burial Ground at 8.00 a.m. on Sunday 26th for Service at Mahaiyawa Anglican Chapel at 10.00 a.m. followed by Burial at 11.00 a.m. No. 33, Lady Gordon’s Drive, Kandy. 

PROF. SAMUEL T.D.M.A.  (Emeritus Professor of Engineering Mathematics - Peradeniya). Called to rest with Jesus. Beloved husband of Rose Rupasinghe (Agriculture), loving father of Iruni (Springfield College, Kandy), loving brother of Wilson, Sakunthala and Rosebelle. Cortege leaves residence at 2.15 p.m. on Monday 27th July 2009 for burial at Mahiyawe, Kandy Anglican Section. No. 167/4, Hewavissa Gardens, Meewathura, Peradeniya. 

RUPASINGHE UPALI Beloved husband of Daisy, son of the late Mr & Mrs David Rupasinghe, beloved father of Janaka, late Roshan, Thanuja, Samantha, father-in-law of Glyniese, Dilroy, Subash, much loved grandfather of Vibishana, Yavinshka, Ayeshika, Thashini, Tirashi, Anju and Ashika, beloved brother of Sarath, Neil, late Vijaya Rupasinghe and Vasanthi Muthumala. Cremation at Hendala Crematorium on 26th July Sunday at 4.00 p.m. No. 30, Shanthi Road, Hendala, Wattala. 

Sr. CHRISTOBEL WIJESEKERA FMM  Beloved daughter of Ranie and of late Paul, loving sister of Grizil and Nimal, Merl and Priyanthi, everloving aunt of Nirosha and Dilvan, Iresha and Dilanth, Primal, Ruwini and grand-aunt of Dinil, Dileesha and Paul. Lunawa, Moratuwa. 

WITHANAGE - SARANADASA  (Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Justice of the Peace). Beloved husband of Manel, loving father of Vajira (Bank of Ceylon, Homagama), Hemantha (Businessman), daughters  Kumudu (Passed), Durga (Teacher Pre-School), Ishara (Pharmacist, Asiri Hospital), father-in-law of Kusal Ganewatte (Ceylon Cold Stores), Mahesh Weerasinghe (Pharmacist, Asiri Hospital), brothers-in-law of Roshan Bulathsinhala, Felix, Upali, brother of Hemalatha, Nalani, Premasiri, Dayananda, Chandralatha. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on 26.07.2009 (Sunday) 161/13, Sethsiri Place, Pannipitiya

“It is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life” (St. Francis of Assisi). Sr. CHRISTOBEL WIJESEKERA FMM: Much loved Provincial Superior, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, passed away after a brief illness. Cortege leaves residence for the Kanatte Cemetery, following the Eucharistic Celebration in St. Anthony’s Convent Chapel at 3 p.m., on 27th July. 82, D.S. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 08. 

GOMES - CHANDRA  Beloved wife of late Mr M.B. Gomes, loving mother of Bandula, Malkanthi and Jayantha, mother-in-law of Dayangani, Hemachandra Perera and Clarenthi, much loved grandmother of Ruwandhini, Chamindri and Thanukshi, loving great grandmother of Sanuka, Shenara and Shanessa, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 53, Hathbodhiya Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala at 4 p.m. on Sunday 26th July 2009 for cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery 4.30 p.m. 

PERERA - MRS. RANI Beloved wife of late Mr. Wilfred Perera, mother of Nilma, Sheela, Mahendra, Kithsiri and Amitha, mother-in-law of Piyasiri, Gamini, Nandani and Don Chandrathilake, expired. Cremation on 27th Monday 3.30 p.m. at Kasagahawatta Cemetery. No. 40, Kanthi Road, Gampaha. 033-2231535. 

WAIDYASEKARA - MERLYN (nee WICKREMARATNE)  Beloved wife of late Dr N.K.S., mother of late Crawley (formerly of Milco), Nihil (Ceylon Paper Sacks), Fr. Clement (OMI Provincial Colombo & Donita, mother-in-law of Yvonne, Margaret & Merril (Teacher Leighton Park & Aquinas), grandmother of Shashila, Dilka, Anusha, Nishama, Dilushi, late Pradeep and Prasadeni, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. for Eucharistic Celebration at Sacred Heart Church, Rajagiriya. Thereafter burial at General Cemetery - RC Borella. 457/15, Millagahawatta Road, Nawala, Rajagiriya. 

WAIDYASEKARA - Mrs. MERLYN nee WICKREMARATNE Beloved mother of Very Rev. Fr. Clement Waidyasekara OMI, Provincial Superior of Colombo Province, passed away peacefully on 25th July 2009. Cortege leaves residence at No. 457/15, Millagahawatta Avenue, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya at 3.30 p.m. Monday the 27 July. Holy Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Rajagiriya. Burial at General Cemetery, Borella. 

WIJAYAWARDENA THENNEKOON - RAVINDRA ASANKA Son of Anton Wijayawardena Thennekoon (Former Basnayake Nilame of Saman Devalaya Ratnapura) & Sheela Thennekoon, brother of Samanthi, Dinukshi (Sri Lanka Airlines), Menaka (Lawyer), Sewwandi, brother-in-law of Wasantha Aluwihare (Member of Provincial Council, Matale District), Shanaka Amarasinghe (Lawyer), expired. Cortege leaves residence at Madduma Walawwa, Ratnapura at 4.30 p.m. on the 27th July Monday. Cremation at Family Burial.

GUNARATNE - HERBERT  Retd. Chief Valuer (Consultant) State Gem Corporation, Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Husband of late Miriam (Retd. Vice Principal - Newstead College, Negombo), loving father of Roshini (Saudi Arabian Airlines) and Dayani, darling grandfather of Sachini (Methodist College, Colombo) and Yohan (St. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia), brother of Sumana, Lakshman and Inrani. Cortege leaves residence “Ratnasri”, Liyanagemulla, Seeduwa on 27 Monday at 3.00 p.m. for burial at Methodist Burial Ground, Kurana, Katunayake.


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