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Sunday, 2 May 2010





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DE SILVA - USWATHTHE LIYANAGE SAMPATH  ANANDA  - at rest with Jesus. Beloved son of Janet de Silva (nee Nanayakkara) and the late U.L. Basil de Silva, loving brother of Sidath, Suresh and Shiran, much loved brother-in-law of Oshana, Dinali and Xu Lina, darling uncle of Neth, Eliesha, Nelum and Priyanka, nephew of Dora Patuwathavithane and Sakunthala Dassanayake, cousin of Kingsley, Dhilan and Janaka. Cortege leaves residence 25, Evelyn Mawatha, Negombo, at 4.30 p.m. Monday 3rd May 2010 for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Negombo Cemetery (Manyokka Hena), Negombo. 

DEHIDENIYA - EDITH ANITA  Members of the Family wish to sincerely thank relatives, friends & staff of H.N.B & Asia Commerce who condoled with us,  sent floral tributes, attended the funeral & assisted us in numerous ways & shared our grief. Also, we wish to specially thank Reverends who conducted the funeral service. We extend our deep appreciation & thanks to all of You & regret our inability to thank individually.

DON RUPERT SAMARASEKERA (Attorney-at-law). Beloved husband of Seela, father of Senadhi, Mala, Motilal (Seylan Bank) and Yasamali (Attorney-at-Law), father-in-law of Sarojini (NIE) & Dr. Shamika (NTMI), loving grandfather of Navodya, Thevindu and Dileniya, Brother of Laura, Prema and late Leela, expired. Cremation at family burial ground, Sarakku Watta, Bulathsinhala on 02nd May 2010 at 2.30 p.m. 

GEORGE MUTTIAH Beloved husband of the late Joy Muttiah, loving father of Ranee Rajendran, father-in-law of Krishnan Rajendran and Grandfather of Reuben and Daniel, brother of Stanley, Sextus, Lily, Stella and the late Charles, brother-in-law of Christy and Dixon entered glory and was buried in London. 135, Welling Way, Welling Kent. Tel: 0044(208)8562710. 

HAJIANI UMMA THOWFEEKA HANIFAof Tangalle  - Beloved wife of alte M.R. Hanifa (Retired Interpreter Mudliyar) mother of Dr. Mazahim, Hanifa (Dialog Telecom), sanoosi (Sri Lanka High Commission UK), Wazeera, Suyoothi (Indo - East Egypt), imtiaz (Frostaire), Ifthikhar (Airport and Aviation) and Muzahid (Shin Nippon), Janaza took place on Friday, the 23rd of April, Muslim Burial Ground, Tangalle, family members thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their assistance, No. 349, Matara Road, Tangalle. Telephone 0472240336.

JURIANSZ, PATRICIA (JOYCE) MADELINE (nee SCHOKMAN), (Age 82), passed away on April 24, 2010 in Maryland, U.S.A. formerly of Milepost Avenue, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. Beloved wife of the late James Hope Juriansz, loving mother of Eleanor Sorbello, Miriam Ruminski and the late Jeremy Juriansz, mother-in-law of the late Robert (Bob) Sorbello and Mark Ruminski, grandmother of Natalie and Robert Sorbello Jr. sister of the late Antoinette Juriansz, the late  Godwin Schokman, Vincent Schokman (Australia) and Felix Schokman (Australia). A memorial service will be held on Firday, June 4, 7.30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, Rockville, Maryland, Donations in her honour may be sent to 1) Colombo Centre for Speical Education, 80/7, Layards Rd, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. E-mail:  Family may be contacted at 11331 Palatine Drive, Potomac, Maryland 20854, U.S.A. or via E-mail: at 

PERERA - TRISA (T.E.A.) Retired Teacher, St. Michael's Polwatte. Beloved wife of late Ernest (retired Director Engineering - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation), loving mother of Janaki & Nawa (U.K), Kumudini & late Srilal, Kusum & Prinath (Austria) and Rohan & Ramala (Dubai), loving grandmother of Keshini & Sanjeewa, Suranga & Karen, Ranmali, Keshika & Sudila, Mathina & Malik, and Praveen, great grandmother of Sanjula & Kiyara, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 02nd of May at 4.00 p.m. for burial after service at the Methodist Church, Moratumulla, Moratuwa. No. 120A, De Soysa Road, Rawatawatte, Moratuwa. TP. 0094112652420, +94775143501. 

PETRONELLA - WHITE (PAT) Wife of Penry White, mother of late Deepal, Roshan and Jude, mother-in-law of Romanie and Namalie, grand mother of Migara, Rozanne, Shenelle, late Keshini and Keshan, sister of Sylvia, late Anoton and late Pearl. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Borella on 2nd May at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella.

SILVA DE NOEL  passed away on the 23rd March peacefully at the age of 94 years. His wish was to have a private funeral and cremation, latter part of his life he spoke very litte only listened to music. I always associate him with music. He had a fantastic sense of  humour his nephews and nieces were in fits of laughter at the stories he said a baritonee singer radio artist sang all negro spirituals and Richard Tauber songs. A swing pianist. He was called local Charlie Kunz a very good artist. He used crayon for his beautiful scenery. Noel uncle comes from a very talented family his brothers and sisters had good voices and all played the Piano. He had nine brothers and sisters out of which seven of them have gone to be with the lord, son of the late Muhandiram Justin and Winifred C.G.De. Silva of Blue Lagoon Katunayake. He leaves behind his wife Ranee daughter Swarna and Lathika Son-in-Law Rohan grand daughter Avanthi. SHIRANEE DE SILVA.

REV. BRO. MICHAEL JEROME, F.S.C. (De La Salle Brother). Former Teacher at St. Benedict's College, Kotahena, St. Anne's College, Kurunegala, St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa, St. Mary's College, Chilaw, expired. The funeral procession leaves 130, De La Salle Street, Colombo 15, after Holy Mass at 3 p.m. to Madampitiya for burial on Monday 3rd May, 2010.  

REV. BRO. MICHAEL JEROME F.S.C. (De La Salle Brother). Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved son of late Peter and Louisa Fernando, darling brother of late Elizabeth, Engeline and Henry Marcus Fernando (H.M.), brother-in-law of late Matthew and Christobel, blessed uncle of Belinda, Harold, Olivia, Lakshman, Malini, Nimal, Godffrey, Ashley, Lalith, Sherine, Lasantha and Shyama. Holy Mass on Sunday the 2nd of May, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the De La Salle Chapel, Mutwal. (All relatives are requested to be present). Funeral on Monday the 3rd of May 2010. Holy Mass at 3 p.m. at the De La Salle Chapel and burial at Madampitiya Cemetery. (De La Salle Brothers' House, 130, De La Salle Street, Mutwal, Colombo 15).  

KATUGAMPOLA - MUNIDASA (retired Survey Dept.), beloved husband of late Leela Katugampola, loving mother of Srilal, Srima and Sriyani (Margie), father-in-law of Padma and Senaka, loving grandfather of Hejani and Isuru, expired. Cremation at 3.00 p.m. on 2nd May at Thumbovila Cemetery. No banners and flowers by request. 261, Gangarama Road, Thumbovila, Piliyandala.  

MENDIS - DORIS Beloved wife of late Shirley, daughter of late Alfred and Roslin Mendis, loving mother of late Shamindra, Sherine and Lakith, Shiral and Shiromi, Dr Devan and Dr Priyanka, grandmother of late Lakshan, Lanil, Shehara, Meshadh, Shamilka, Shanelli, Dimithra and Pramendri, sister of late Rita and Dilta. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 3rd May at 4.30 p.m. for service at Holy Emmanuel Church, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. No. 319 B, Galle Road, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. (Behind City Pharmacy).

SENN - DERRICK Ex Husband of Silverine, much loved father of Rudy, loving brother of Eleanor, Christine, Harold, late Ronald, Shirley & Trevine, expired. Cortege leaves Raymond's Parlour, Mahabage on 2nd May. Burial at St. Peter & Paul Church Burial Ground, Ragama at 3.30 p.m. 

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