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Sunday, 6 December 2009





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette

BELLANAGE - LIONEL  Loving husband of Karuna, father of Ayesha, Nishendra, Rasika and Anusha, father-in-law of Aruna, Samudra, Geethani and Jayantha and grandfather of Ashan, Ashani, Shehan, Dulith, Dulana, Vibhu, Ransika and Binithi, expired. Cremation at Pilapitiya Cemetery on December 07 at 3.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. 342/2, St. Maryís Lane, Biyagama Road, Kelaniya. 

CORERA - JOSEPH MARCELINE (formerly of Mutwal) passed away in England on the 25 November 2009 - Beloved husband of Roslyn (nee de Silva), much loved father of Clotilda, Easta, John, Mallika and Everard, father-in-law of Shervin, John, Michael, Mary, Shanthi, grandfather of Vinod, Michele, Vanessa, Sarah, Emma, Paul, Chantelle and Ezeo, great-grandfather of Gisele. Funeral took place in London on the 02.12.2009. 22, Pole Hill Road, Hillingdon UB10 OPZ - UK. Phone 00 44 208 573 3730. 

DE SILVA - MRS KANTHI CHANDANI Beloved mother of Panduka and Oshadi of New Zealand, wife of late Mahinda Samarasinghe, beloved daughter of Gunawathi Hewage and late Arnis Silva, loving sister of Lalitha (Mt. Lavinia), Seetha (London), Pathma (BOC), Vijitha (UDA), Palitha (Alawwa), Sanath (Delmon Hospital), Upul (Peopleís Bank) and Deepika (HNB), passed away in New Zealand. Her mortal remain lies at No. 236/8, Kottunna Road, Biyagama. Funeral at Siyambalape Cemetery on 7th Dec. 2009. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. 

GUNASEKERA - KALYANI nee JAYASINGHA (Retired Teacher) of Mawittara Piliyandala. Beloved wife of the late B.D.K. Gunasekera, loving mother of Padma (U.S.A.), Ananda, the late Nihal and Swarna (U.S.A.), mother-in-law of Sarath (U.S.A.), Indra, Pushpa and Godwin (U.S.A.), precious grandmother of Aquila, Rashmi, Anusha, Ruwan, Chaminda, Sonali, Thushari, Hashini and Naomi, expired. Cortege leaves residence - No. 168/6 Stanley Thilakaratna Mawatha, Nugegoda at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday the 6th of December for cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery. 

HADJIANI KADEEJA UMMA ODAYAR Daughter of Marhoom Muhandiram, Mr & Mrs H.O. Lebbe of Balantota Group Nawalapitiya, loving wife of Marhoom, Bethgewalauwwe S.A. Odayar of Welamboda, loving mother of M. Uvais Odayar, Kaleel Odayar, Hadjiani Mrs Fareeda, Hadjiani Mrs Mariam, Hadjiani Mrs Ayesha, Hadjiani Mrs Hajara, Hadjiani Mrs Fathima, loving mother-in-law of Mrs Farida Odayar (Nawayalatenna), Al Haj Shaaul Hameed, Marhoom Laffir, Al Haj Mohammed, Al Haj Zarook, Al Haj Faleel, loving grandmother and great grandmother to several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Janaza took place on November 22nd (Sunday) at Welamboda Muslim Burial Ground. Ayesha Valley, Bethgawalawwe, Welamboda. 

HEENPELLA - VINCENT Beloved husband of late Charlotte, loving father of Bertie, late Rita, Maxsi, Suranganie, Chandranie, Christe, Nihal and Himali, father-in-law of Greta, Aloy, Ratnayake, Sujatha, Amali, Sherly and Sunil Ratnayake, grandfather of Ashan, Ashika, Nishan, Shanika, Mayanthi, Imara, Anjali, Shenal, Menasha, Tharindu, Thashiya, Shalini, Ravindu and Rushmi, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday for burial at R.C. Cemetery, Burullapitiya. 32, Gampaha Road, Minuwangoda. Tel. 2297135. 

JAYASINGHE - LESLIE BEDE Formerly D.O.A. Survey Department & Quantity Surveyor at Vianini International, Randenigala & Kotmale Projects and of the Editorial Staff of Lake House, loving husband of Marie, father of Rohan (SMEC Australia) of Nalin (CW Mackie) and of Chinthana (M Key Motors),  son of late S.P.S. Jayasinghe Rtd. Supdt. of Mails Postal Dept. and of Beatrice Latitia Senaratne, loving brother of late Kingsley, Stanley, Brindley and Grace, brother of Cecil (UK), Shirley, Joyce (Australia) of Ruby (Canada), Marie and Dencil, brother-in-law of late Lilian and Daphne, brother-in-law of Felix (Canada) of Rita (Canada) and of Calistar (UK). Cortege leaves residence 13/2A, Fatima Mawatha, Makola South for Interment at Pamunuwila Burial Ground at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 6/12/2009. 

PEIRIS - IRANGANI (RANI) nee DE MEL At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of Phillip (retired District Inspector - Railways), loving mother of Mangali, Sagari and Dayani, mother-in-law of Shean Fernando, Savio Fernando and Manoj Gunasekara, precious grandmother of Daniel, Melisha and Shenali, sister of Edison, Rev Fr. Shirley, Irus, Indra, Srima and Ruwina. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday the 6th December for Service and Burial at St Sebastianís Church, Moratuwa. 22/33A, Domingo de Mel Mawatha, off St Peterís Road, Moratuwa. 

PONNAMPALAM - S.K. Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, Chairman & Managing Director Starline Group of Companies, Hotel Ashok, Jaffna, former Director, Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Ltd, former Director Bank of Ceylon. Son of late Mr & Mrs Sanmugam Kandiah of Karainagar, Jaffna, son-in-law of Mr & Mrs A. Kanagasabai of Karainagar, Jaffna, beloved husband of Gowreswary, dearly loved father of Shanthini, late Vasanthini, Balakumar (Asst. Vice President - Technology, Equifax), Jayagowri and Lalitha, loving father-in-law of late Pathanchaly, Janani, Dr. Sukumaran and Dr. Ranjith, loving grandfather of Ishani, Dhakshi, Dharani, Ashwini and Shobha, expired on 02.12.2009. Cortege leaves residence at 10.30 a.m. today 6th December 2009 for Cremation at Borella, Kanatte (Hindu Section) at 11.30 a.m. 19, Alfred Place, Colombo 3. 

RT. REV. SWITHIN FERNANDO, Emeritus Bishop of Colombo passed away peacefully in Colombo on Friday, 4th December, 2009. Dearly beloved husband of the late Gwen, loving father of John and father-in-law of Soniya, loving grandfather of Michelle, Shiralee and Manjiv Dodanwela, beloved brother of the late Sherman, Stanley, and Sylvia, and their respective families. Service to be held at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha at 4.00 p.m. followed by cremation at the General Cemetery Kanatte at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday the 6th of December 2009. 

SIVASUNDARI - K.T. Daughter of late Mr K.K. Thirunavukarasu (Retired Railway Surveyor) and late Mrs Sethunayaki Thirunavukarasu, loving sister of Shivapalasundaram (UK), late Kanagasabai (Retired Bank of Ceylon, District Manager), Sivagnanam D.F.E.O. (Ministry of Fisheries), late Sivanesan (Mechanical Engineer), Sivanandavali (UK), Sivambikai (Gowri), expired on 1.12.2009. Her remains will lie at Mahinda Parlour, Mount Lavinia from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday this 6.12.2009. Remains will be taken to Hindu Section, General Cemetery, Kanatta, Borella. Information - brother Sivapadasundaram. BR 2/8, Elvitigala Mawatha, Borella, sister Gowri Dhuraisingam. 41, Vaverset Place, Colombo 06. 

WICKREMASINGHE - BIHAN  (Retired Financial Controller B.C.C. presently Accountant Queens Cafe Colombo). Beloved husband of Chrishanthi (Delia), loving father of Lahiru, Kalinga and Navinda (Student of S. Thomas Mt.), father-in-law of Shalini, darling seeya of Aaron, brohter of Vajira and Dhammika (Australia), son of late Keerthi and Endoris Wickramasinghe, son-in-law of late Anthony and of Freeda, brother-in-law of Lakshman, Cyril, Oswald, Gamini, Priyanthi and Nimalee. Cortege leaves residence No. 43, Sri Wickrama Mawatha, Wattala on 06th Sunday December 2009 at 2.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatta Borella at 3.30 p.m.

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