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Sunday, 15 August 2010





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Government Gazette

BARSENBACH - WILLIE - passed away peacefully after a short illness. Beloved son of Avy (dec) and Matilda Barsenbach (dec), loving brother of Noel Barsenbach, much loved uncle of Leonie Gliddon and Suzie Paul. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour on Sunday 15th August 2010. Service at 3 p.m. followed by Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4 p.m. 

BENJAMIN - TRAVIS Beloved husband of Inoka Randima (Russels Tea), loving father of Tharushi, ever loving son of Phyllis and late Walter, loving son-in-law of Mrs Edirisinghe and late Mr Edirisinghe, brother of Tyronne (Oman), Tony (CMC Eng.), Mano (LECO), Trevor, Verina and Trevin, loving nephew of Lucy Kuruppu, Junne de Silva and Dagma Samuel. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on 15th August for General Cemetery Borella (Roman Catholic Section). 15/12, Albert Perera Mw, Nawala Road, Nugegoda.  

BUULTJENS - MAVIS OLGA passed away peacefully at home on 10th August 2010, aged 93. (Former Principal of St. Thomas' Girls High School, Matara, Sri Lanka.) Dearly beloved wife of late Fred Buultjens, loving mother of Dawn and Llewellyn and mother-in-law of late Tilak Goonasekera and Barbara Buultjens, adored grandmother of Shyamali, Nishantha, Trizann, Lua and Venryk and their respective spouses Heath, Cynthia, Rohitha and Juana, much loved great-grandmother of Kathryn, Zara, Adriel, Nadika, Analise and Aaron, survived by her dearest sisters Brenda Johnson (UK) and Kathleen Wickramaratne (Sri Lanka). 66, Stephen Terrace, St. Peters, South Australia 5069. Funeral service at All Souls Anglican Church, cnr Third Avenue and Stephen Terrace, St. Peters, 1.00 p.m. Saturday 14th August 2010. 

FERNANDO - ERIN MILDRED - Wife of late Cyril Marcus Fernando, loving mother of Kingsley (Director - B.T. Elaris Fernando and Sons Ltd.), Rienzie (Director - Swarnamalie Trades), Ruby (Australia), Rosemary, Maureen, Mary, mother-in-law of Rochelle, Sandhya, Ranjith (Australia), Tony, Lal, Lakshman, grandmother of Rukshan & Rumesh (Australia), Rashmi & Lathike (Sweden), Harsha, Nilakshana, Kishan, Sanushka, Vishmi, Ishara, Sahan, Kaushala, Oshane and Ranuk, loving sister of late Trixie Peiries. Cortege leaves residence 38, Stanley Tillekeratne Mawatha, Nugegoda for burial on Sunday 15th at 3.30 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella (RC Section). 

HERATH - (Dr ERWIN) Beloved husband of Dr Manel, father of Manjuka, Vindika and Ayanthika, father-in-law of Kokila and Claire (all residents in Australia), brother of Cyril and Mallika, brother-in-law of Ranee and Amaradasa Gunewardena, passed away in Canberra on 13th August. Last rites will be performed in Canberra on 16th August. 38, Ngunawal Drive, Isaacs, ACT 2607, Australia. 

NADARASA - MAHESWARIE Beloved wife of the late N. Nadarasa (Advocate), daughter of the late Mr and Mrs S. Balasingham of Vannarponnai, Jaffna, much loved mother of Dr Visveshwara, Puvanam and Inthu, beloved mother-in-law of Carole and of Kabeer Issadeen, beloved sister of Leela, Savitri, Kamala, the late Mahinda, Indra and Chitra, expired on 9th August, 2010. A private funeral was held in accordance with her wishes.

RAMANAYAKE - WASANTHA (YAPA) - Wife of late Jayatissa Ramanayake, loving mother of Dillanjani (Darley Butler), Dharmapriya (Softlogic), Priyantha (Netlink Communication), Rasika (USA), loving mother-in-law of Ajith Weeratunge (Casons), Rohini, Sagarika and Roshika (USA), loving grandmother of Nipuna, Wathsala, Vishwa, Vibudha, Chethana, Gayashi and Thilan, expired. Cremation at Beddagana Cemetery on Sunday 15th at 5.00 p.m. No.526/3, Pitakotte, Kotte. 

SAMARAWEERA - HARISCHANDRA  (Retired Assistant Director, Southern Provincial Development Authority), beloved husband of Vinitha Wijesekera (retired Teacher, Sangamitta B.V., Galle), loving father of Deepthi (D.S.I. Galle), Dr Upeksha - (Govt. Hospital, Thalangama), Chamindi (Virtusa), loving father-in-law of Ganga, Dr Nalinda (W.P.C. Member), expired. Cremation at 5 p.m. on 16th August at Dadalla Crematorium. 15 A, Hapugala, Wackwella. 0912243207. 

SILVA - H. MERVYN (Lion) Beloved husband of Mrs Sridevi Silva, son of late Mr H.A. Silva and Mrs Kusuma Silva, son-in-law of late Mr and Mrs H.C.F. Gunaratne, beloved brother of Gratiaen (Major General H.G. Silva) and late Ananda (Admiral H.A. Silva), expired. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 6 p.m. on Monday 16th. Cortege leaves residence at 5 p.m. 65 A, International Buddhist Centre Road (I.B.C. Road), Wellawatte. No flowers. 

SUWANDARATNA - ALFRED (former Accountant CTB). Beloved husband of Matilda, loving father of Chintha (Nalanda College Staff), Ranjan (Attorney-at-law), Thilani, father-in-law of J. A. Ariyasena (former Additional Secretary - Ministry of Ports and Shipping), Shamila, Susantha Lugoda (U.S.A), grandfather of Dr. Heshan Ariyasena (U.K), Manjula (U.K), Yuwanthi White, Shehan Suwandaratna (Australia), Vineth, Pasindu Lugoda (Student - Malaysia), Uvin (Lyceum - Nugegoda), expired. Cortege leaves residence. No. 7/1, 8th Lane, Pagoda, Nugegoda on  Sunday 15th at 4.30 p.m. Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 6 p.m.  

WEERAKOON - FLORENCE Daughter of late Wilfred and Violet Senaratne, beloved wife of late Bennet Weerakoon, precious mother of Anoma (Perth Australia) and late Vajira, loving mother-in-law of Dr Lionel Martin (Perth Australia) and Thanuja, loving grandmother of Niroshan, Lakshan (Australia) and Bhagya, loving sister of late Llewellyn, late Cordelia, Percy and late Duncan, and of Sextus, Septima and Octavia, sister-in-law of Maud, Sriya late Chandra, Gothami and Ivan Jayawardhana. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 16th August at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at Nawala Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. No.9, 1st Lane (off Old Nawala Road), Nawala. 

FERNANDO - D.R. PETER  (retired Warrant Officer S.L.A.). Beloved husband of Jennet Fonseka, beloved father of Nishantha Fernando (Engineer Colombo Dockyard PLC) & Suraj Fernando (Commercial Bank Negombo), father-in-law of Anushka, & Ayshika passed away. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 16th Aug. at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery Pallansena, Kochchikade.  

MATHIYABARANAM - SRIKUMARAN  proprietor Aero Oceanic Logistics. Beloved husband of Dushiyanthi, dearest father of Achini and Dharanee (Hilton Colombo), father-in-law of Ushan Samaraweera & grandfather of Aiden (Royal Institute), beloved brother of late Indranee, Iranee, late Tiruvalingam, Sri Shankar (Canada) and Kamalaranee. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Kalubowila. Cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery Monday 16th 02.00 p.m. 61/2, Chapel Road, Nugegoda.  

PONNAMBALAM - SHANMUGALINGAM  Rtd. D.O.A. Irrigation Department, Colombo. Shanmugalingam P. expired on 13th August in Colombo, son of late Ponnambalam, Sellammah son-in-law of Pararajasingam, Saraswathi all of Ariyalai, beloved husband of Viyaleswari - Chandra retired Díman Highways Department, Puttalam, father of Dr Priyanthi of Dental Surgeon R.H. Kottantivu and Rukman Royal 2000, Asst Manager HSBC Rajagiriya, grandfather of Hemanth Darror brother of late Kamleswari Tharmalingam, Suntharalingam, Sorneswari, Thavamani and Bhuvaneswari - England, Sountharavani Trichchi and uncle of Puvaneswari Nadarajah. Remains lie at Jayaratne Parlour, Kanatte. Funeral rites will commence at 09.00 a.m. on Monday 16th. Cremation at 11.00 a.m. Wife and children, Government Flats, Edmonton Road, Kirulapone. Tel. 011-2514074.




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