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Sunday, 20 March 2011





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette

Rev. Fr. MARIATHASON - We the family members of late Rev. Fr. Mariathason express our sincere thanks to the Bishop of Jaffna, Rev. Fathers, Rev. Sisters, Rev. Brothers, friends and relatives, who attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence and helped us in numerous ways. Family members regret their inability to thank them individually. 084509

COORAY - GERTIE (MRS JOSEPH A.L.) Dearly beloved wife of late Joseph (late Dr. J.A.L. Cooray), daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. D.G. Fernando, sister of the late I J Fernando and the late Reginald Fernando, precious mother of Dr. Lakshman, Nirmali, Geetha, Tony, Lalith & Marini, loved mother-in-law of Cheryl, late Lalith Fonseka, Ranjith Abayasekara, Indra & Dappula de Livera, Sweetie, grandmother of Shalini & Claus, Ruwanthi & Migara, Shanaka & Anushka, Dharshan, Lakmini, Sadhana, Lasantha, Ishara, Dinoosh & Sindhu, darling great grandmother of Daniel & Sophie, expired. Her remains were cremated at a private funeral according to her wishes. A mass in celebration of her beautiful life will be held at All Saint’s Church, Borella on Monday 21st March 2011 at 6 p.m.   084432 

DUNCAN WIJESEKERE (Retired Planter) passed away peacefully on 14.02.2011 and the cremation took place at a private funeral. His wife Shani, daughters Dineli, Gayathri, Sirini and their families wish to thank all who attended the funeral and helped them in numerous ways during their time of bereavement. 91/4, Ernest Place, Moratuwa. 082455 

FERNANDO - ELMO DOUGLAS (Retired Teacher / formerly Instructor in English, University of Kelaniya). Dearly beloved husband of late Hilda Fonseka (retired Teacher), loving father of Hiranya (Department of Motor Traffic), Iresha (Pan Asia Bank), Mevan (Triumph International), loving father-in-law of Samangi, loving son of late Viviene and Peter Fernando of Kalutara North, passed away. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 21st at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Kalutara North Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. “Shanthi”, 62/1D, Sri Sumangala Road (South), Kalutara North.    085110 

FERNANDO - STELLA (nee GUNAWARDENA) - Beloved wife of late Vincent Fernando, loving mother of Earnest Fernando (Caps Industries - Wattala), mother-in-law of Chandrika, sister of late Monica, Noel, late Oscca and late Roy, sister-in-law of Theresse Fernando - Nainamadama, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on 20th March 2011 for burial at Negombo General Cemetery (R.C. Section) at 4.00 p.m. No. 532, “Sisila”, Ulhitiyawa, Wennappuwa. 031-3315893.  085111 

HAJIANI - MASOONA AFFAN - Beloved wife of late Mr. A.R.M. Affan, daughter of late Katheeb Izzdeen Hajiar and Ummu Jameela, daugter-in-law of late I.L.M. Abdul Rahman and Sithy Ayesha, mother of late Jiffriya, Zahar Haniffa, late Ismeth Affan, Ayesha Illyas, Rushdi Affan, Seham Mohideen, late Ummu Naseeha and Khairun Jawzi (Abu Dhabi), mother-in-law of Rizvi Haniffa, Jezly Affan, Azad Illyas, Zamzil Affan, Azmi Mohideen, late U.L.M. Thoufeek and Jawzi Nizar (Abu Dhabi), grandmother of Farhan and Sharlene Haniffa, Faheema and Ramzeen Razick, Afthab and Azmia Illyas, Athif and Diana Illyas (U.S.A), Zekra and Sameer Noordeen, Ishra and Hameed Ashroff, Hisham and Irfaana Affan, Faiha and Yaqub Ariff, Zainub and Sabry Samad, Zaheena and Husni Rauf, Rehaab Affan, Sameeha and Shiham Thabreez, Adhil Mohideen, Ayesha Jawzi, Sarah Jawzi, Maryam Jawzi, Abdullah Jawzi, Hafsa Jawzi, Abdur Rahman Jawzi and Muhammed Jawzi, great grandmother of Parveez, Parveen, Sukaina, Sakeena, Salma, Saeedha, Saajidha, Nabeel, Imran, Aamina, Hamna, Hannah, Heba, Aneeka, Hamza, Amna, Micheal, Jameela, Ruqayya, Sheza, Suraiya, Humaira, sister of late Noor Safa Abdul Hassan, late Izzathul Suada Thaha, late Sadul Fuada Abul Hassan, late H.M.I. Shumsudeen, late Sadul Mymoon Mahsoon, late H.M.I. Mohideen and late Khadeejatul Alaviyya Zahar, sister-in-law of late A.R.M. Zarook, late A.R.M. Mukthar, late A.R.M. Thoufeek and late Saadhul Maaba Shumsudeen. Janaza took place on Tuesday 8th March 2011 at Kuppiawatte Muslim Burial Ground. No. 38, W.A. Silva Mawatha, Wellawatte, Colombo 6.  080029 

JESUTHASAN - THERESE RUKMANI (nee ARIYANAYAGAM)  Beloved wife of Mr. Soosapillai Jesuthasan (Ex Bank of Ceylon and Jesuit Refugee Service), loving mother of Judy (Canada), Bernard (Staff St. Peter’s College), Gerard (Jeddah) & Dilip (Laos), mother-in-law of Felicia, Sheranthi and Harry (Ex Navy), grandmother of Shevanthi Ophilia (Sri Lankan Airlines), Rajiv (HDPL), Anne Nirmala (Vence), Natalia (HSBC), Joshua (St. Joseph’s College), Michael and Damien (St. Peter’s College), Karishma (Cambridge International School) & Geraldine (St. Bridget’s Convent), grandmother-in-law of Jeetendra (Dunamis Capital), passed away. Mortal remains lie for last respects at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 20th March. Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (R.C. Section).  085103 

MOSES - MRS. H.D. (JOSEPHIN)  Wife of the late Mr. H.D. Moses, mother of Sunil Hettiarachchi (Director Sunflower Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.), mother-in-law of Antoinette Hettiarachchi, grandmother of Lakshan Hettiarachchi (Director, Dherana International (Pvt) Ltd.), Umesh Hettiarachchi (Director, Metro Wire Industries), Keith Hettiarachchi (USA), expired. Burial at 3.00 p.m. at Bandirippuwa Cemetery on Sunday 20th. ‘Stella’, Bandirippuwa, Lunuwila.     084790 

PATHIRANA - MALINI AMARA The members of the family of late Mrs Malini Amara Pathirana wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence, floral tributes and helped them in numerous ways. They deeply regret their inability to thank you all individually. 43/85, Poorwarama Mawatha, Kirulapone, Colombo 5.  082840 

PIERIS - SAMA - Daughter of late Gilbert Pieris and Clara Jayathilake of Dematagoda Road and sister of Elizabeth, Muriel, Wimala, Kamala, Lalitha, Alfred, Victor, Paul, Bertie ,Clarence, Herbert and Suneth Gokula. The funeral will take place at 1.30 p.m. The cremation is at 3.00 p.m. at Borella Cemetery. Tel. 2610297.     085099 

RAJARATNAM - Dr RAJAGOPOAL MBBS, FRCA, (former Director of Anesthetics) beloved son of the late Mr Nagamuthu Rajaratnam and late Mrs Pathumanithi Rajaratnam, loving husband of Mrs Baleswary Rajaratnam, father of Mrs Sumathy Sivaratnam, Mrs Komathy Theivendran, Dr (Mrs) Suhanthy Rajalingam, father-in-law of Mr Aynkaran Sivaratnam, Dr Mayooran Theivendran, Dr Rajkumar Rajalingam and beloved grandfather of Mr Ashwin Sivaratnam and Miss Nisha Sivaratnam, loving brother of Dr (Mrs) Pushpa Sivanandan (Melbourne), Dr (Mr)s Selvam Thavasothy (UK), the late Dr Bala Rajaratnam, Dr Kitta Rajaratnam (Sri Lanka) Sundaray Annamalli (Sri Lanka), Mrs Mano Srikantha (USA), Mr Rengan Rajaratnam (Sri Lanka), Mrs Krishna Selvalingam (Australia) and beloved brother-in-law of late Mr Sivanandan - High Court Judge (Zambia), Dr R. Thavasothy (UK), Dr (Mrs) Sushila Rajaratnam (USA), Mrs Soma Rajaratnam (Sri Lanka), late Mr Annamallai (Barrister), Dr Srikantha (USA) and Dr S.Selvalingam, Ph.D (Australia), Mr Mahendran (UK), Mr Balendran (Sri Lanka), Mrs M. Vinayagamoorthy (Australia), Mrs N. Yoganathan (Sri Lanka), passed away on the 13th of March. The Hindu funeral services took place at the Rookwood, East Chapel in Sydney, Australia at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday the 16th of March 2011. 085067 

RAMANAYAKE - CATHERINE CHRISTOBEL (CHRISSY) Dearly beloved wife of the late Brigadier Douglas, loving mother of Indira, Nelun, Lallith, Gita and Tara, mother-in-law of Mahasena Jayetileke, Anura Tennekoon, Nirmalene and Dr. Fred Perera, loving grandmother of Anouska, Asela, Shehan, Radhika, Eraj, Natasha, Randev and Sumaya, great-grandmother of Kiyara, Nadhira, Anika and       Maika. Cortege leaves residence 12/1, Albert Perera Mawatha, Nawala Rd, Nugegoda at 10 a.m. for service and burial at SS Mary and John, Nugegoda on Monday 21st March 2011. 085116 

SARATHCHANDRA - CALISTUS (SARATH) (Formerly Department of Water Supply Drainage). Dearly beloved husband of Imelda (formerly Holy Cross College, Gampaha), loved father of Anuradha (USA), father-in-law of Tanya (USA), son of late Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Nonis (Minuwangoda), son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs A.D.R. Warnakulasuriya (Katunayake), brother of Irene and Muriel, brother-in-law of Birtie, Chandrasoma, Celine & Hector, Pauline & John, Christie & Manel (UK), passed away on 06.03.2011. Funeral took place on 10.03.2011 after a memorial service at the Catholic Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Sunny Bank, No. 8, Bellview Place, Pakinson, QLD Australia.  081995 

VAN’ DORT - DENNIS PETER - No. 20, Queensland Ave., Edmonton, London. Husband of late Noma Moreen, father of Cheryl (nee Munirathna), Tracy, late George, Blandy, Sandra and Rebecca. Remains lie at Barney Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on the 20th and 21st March. Burial will take place at the Kolonnawa Cemetery on the 21st. Cortege leaves Barney Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 3.00 p.m. Information: Cheryl (T.P.) 0772770025).  085101 

WIJETUNGA ALOYSIUS  - Beloved husband of Firoza, loving father of Kavithi (CT Smith Stockbrokers) and Suwaisha (Standard Chartered Bank), father-in-law of Amal Mendis (United Motors) and Rohitha Prasanga (Nalota Marketing), grandfather of Onella and Dhiren, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 25, Thuduwanmulla Road, Katubedde at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 20th of March for burial at Queen of Angels Church Cemetery, Rawathawatte at 2.30 p.m.  085063


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