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Sunday, 24 April 2011





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Government Gazette

REV. SISTER LINA GENDRON, fmm  (Canadian) passed away peacefully on 23rd April after a brief illness. She has been a missionary in Sri Lanka since 1951. Funeral Mass will be at St. Anthony’s Convent, 82, Senanayaka Mawatha, Borella at 3 p.m. on 25th April, followed by burial at the Borella Cemetery. May she rest in peace with the Risen Lord!116957 

ABEYNAIKE - IRANGANI VIOLET (RANEE) nee WERAGODA - Loving wife of late H.B.W. Abeynaike, sister of Jayanthi Jayesundera, mother of Amali & Asiri, mother-in-law of Mike, Reilly & Lea Lerer, passed away peacefully on 19th April 2011. Private funeral according to wishes. “Nayake Niwasa”, Galkanda, Galmaduwa, Kundasale. 114248 

APONSO - G.J.B. (JAYASIRI) - Retd. D.O.A. Buildings Dept. Beloved husband of Perdita, loving father of Jayanika (RDA Kalutara), Dayani (NHDA Colombo) and Lalith (USA), father-in-law of Chandana Gunatilake (Dehiwala - Mt. MC) and Jayanthi (USA), expired. Cortege leaves residence No.7, Galawetimodara Road, Nalluruwa, Panadura at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 24th April. Cremation at Gorakana Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.116832 

DE ABREW (nee DE ZOYSA) WIJEMUNI DAGMA IRENE - Beloved wife of late Kaluhath Arnold Imthur de Abrew, retired Commissioner of Buddhist Affairs, beloved mother of Sarath (Judge of the Court of Appeal) and late Neil (Attorney-at-Law), mother-in-law of Mala, grandmother of Dilini, sister of late Daisy, Lawrence and late Douglas, expired. Cortege leaves residence on 24th April Sunday at 4.00 p.m. to Mount Lavinia Cemetery for Cremation at 5.00 p.m. 4/1, Attidiya Road, Ratmalana. 116789 

DE JONG - HOPE FELICIA (nee PEREIRA) - Members of the family of the late HOPE FELICIA DE JONG wish to express their gratitude and sincere thanks and appreciation to Mrs Pradeepika Perera and all the staff at Nightingale Nursing Care Centre, Negombo and all those who visited and attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence, floral tributes and assisted the family during their time of grief and sorrow. They regret their inability to thank them individually. 203B, Balasuriya Mawatha, Hapugoda, Kandana. 110163 

GANEWATTE - SENA.  Ira, Ajith, Niranjala, Gehan, Nilakshi, Piyari, Chula and Lakma wish to thank all relations, friends and neighbours who helped them in numerous ways. Also thank them for their presence, messages of condolence during their recent bereavement. 149, Kaduwela Road, Battaramulla.  114826 

JAYASINGHE - SUNIL Fondly remembered and sadly missed by your loving wife Chintha, daughter Nelum, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. A service will be held at St. Mathews Church, Talangama on Monday 25th April 10 a.m. Your presence will be appreciated. 114259 

NATKUNANATHAN THANIKAIMANY (nee BALASINGHAM) (Retired teacher Girls’ High School, Kandy). Dearly beloved wife of late Mr V. Natkunanathan, much loved mother of Dr Sivatharan (USA), Rajikka (USA) and Rathikka (Canada), mother-in-law of Max and Niranjan, loving grandmother of Shivani, Vaishni, Nikesh and Narain, sister of Choodamany (Sri Lanka), Dr Thalayasingham (UK), Dr Chinthamany (India), late Mr Shanmugasegaram, Dr Sironmany (UK), Dr Kengathevy (USA), Indrani (USA) and Kalaivani (USA), expired on Wednesday 13th April 2011 in Toronto, Canada. Cremation took place according to Hindu rites on Monday April 18th 2011. Contact information 001-416-615-2503.108917 

OBEYSEKARA - GNANA (nee WEERASINGHE) (Retired English Teacher, Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte, Mesaeus College & IWE Colombo). Beloved wife of the late D. Obeysekara, loving mother of Srinath and mother-in-law of Shamitha, passed away peacefully on 19th April 2011. A private funeral took place according to her wishes. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the 7th day Bana ritual at her residence on Monday the 25th instant (7 p.m.) followed by an almsgiving. 82/02, 3rd Baptist Lane, Beddagana, Kotte. Telephone 0714358358.  116909 

PEIRIS - BENJAMIN FRANCIS  In cherished memory of BENJAMIN FRANCIS PEIRIS, 139th Birth Anniversy - 24th April 2011 today of our unbiased, faithful, kind Loku Seeya. Also Easter Cheers for immediate elders in glory. “In Jesus, we never die” - salvation. Sadly missed and affectionately remembered by loving two grand-daughters Srim and sister, three great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, four in-laws, chosen, wishes, visions getting hopeful. Srima Manel Fernando, neighbours and friendly others. “Bethley”, Uyana, Moratuwa. 109803 

RAJAPAKSA - M.D.A. (Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police / CID) - Beloved husband of Marina, loving thathi of Sushama and Kamal, Rajiv and Niroshini and Sanjiv, loving seeya of Inuli, Nadil, Methul and Rhea. Remains will lie at 19, N.J.V. Cooray Mawatha, Rajagiriya from 23rd April. Cortege leaves residence on 24th April at 3.00 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4.00 p.m. No flowers by request. Donation to Police Hospital, Narahenpita. 115509 

RAJARATNAM - SHANTI (BRIAN SHANTIKUMAR) (Retired - Chinese Dragon). Dearly beloved husband of Christine (nee Jesudason), loving father of Shirantha (First Capital) and Sharon (HSBC), father-in-law of Shelanie (AIS), loving grandfather of Rananja and Revan (St. Peter’s College), brother of Veronica (Canada), Chelva (USA), Jennifer (Canada), Tony, Dawn and Trevin, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on 25th Monday, April 2011. Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).116958 

RODRIGO - TREESA - Kakkapalliya, Chilaw. At rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved wife of late John Paul Perera, loving mother of Jintha and Angelo, loving mother-in-law of Chrishanthi and Shareen, loving grandmother of Chrishmaleen Himasha, Suren, Anjalika and Shenal, sister of late (Nicholas, Margaret), Lilian and Joseph, sister-in-law of late (Peter Samson, Annie, Annette, Mevilus, Rita, Herbert, Clotilda, Shelton, Harold, Leo, Girty) and Beatrice, Hubert, Violet, Hillary, Merlin, Manel. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on Sudnday 24th April. Kaakkapalliya. 116853 

SAMARANAYAKE - THERESE (nee ALGAMA) Loving wife of late Noel Samaranayake of Mirigama, beloved mother of Rukmal, Renuka & late Saman, mother-in-law of Mark Jayawardane & Raja Carim, expired. Cortege leaves No. 188/1, 1st Lane, Averiwatta Road, Wattala at 3.00 p.m. Monday April 25th for cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. 116955 

WARNESURIYE - BERNARD GRANVILLE, JP (Retired Assistant Controller Immigration and Emigration / UNHCR). Son of the late Mr and Mrs Irvin Warnesuriye. Beloved husband of Srikanthi (nee Dias), everloving father of Gihan (Blue Waters), Nelumdini (UNHCR) and Nuwan (USA), loving father-in-law of Priyanthi, Dilshan and Rangika, precious grandfather of Dinella, Neola, Reshan, Dishon and Nevishan, loving brother of Roy, Chrishantha, Sriyani and Premalal. His ashes will be at his residence 210/3, Dias Place Angulana from 25th April, 3 p.m. Ashes will be taken for Service and Interment at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa, 9 a.m. on 27th April 2011. 116940

weerasinghe (nee WETTASINGHE) - Mrs D.L.R. (retired Teacher,  Anula Vidyalaya), dearly beloved wife of late K.C. Weerasinghe (retired Principal), devoted and affectionate mother and mother-in-law of Amala and Jeewaka Abeyratne (UK),  Thamara and Ranjith Munasinghe, Chethaka (France), and Mala, Indira and Sanath de Silva, Chandanie and Ranjith Gamanayake, Nalaka and Buddhima, much loved sister of Dr Elsie Kotalawala, Dayananda, Dhanapala, Chandra, Prema Bollegala (UK) and Dr Somasiri (New Zealand), passed away. Cremation at Beddagana Crematorium on Sunday 24th April 2011 at 5.00 p.m. No.8, 2nd Lane, Thalawathugoda Road, Kotte.


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