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Sunday, 1 July 2012





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FERNANDO - PHOEBE - We, the children of the late Mrs Phoebe Fernando wish to sincerely thank and express our heartfelt gratitude to the Clergy, specially Dr Arosha Dissanayaka, Dr R.D. Madurawe, Dr Farhan and the Matron and ICU Doctors and Nursing staff of Ruhunu Hospital Galle, relatives, friends and neighbours who attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence, floral tributes and help us in numerous ways during our bereavement. We deeply regret our inability to thank them individually. Swarnakamal and Dileepa, Nimalka and Suamal, Anoma and Nissanka. 4/1, Mount Calvery, Kaluwella, Galle.     165854 

PERERA - MR B.J. - Mrs B.J. Perera and children wish to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to Dr Vajira Tennakoon, Dr (Mrs) Ruvani Gunawardena and Doctors and staff of the M.I.C.U. and Management of Navaloka Hospital Colombo and Battaramulla, Doctors and staff of the Cardiology Units of the Ragama Hospital and the Colombo National Hospital, Rev. Mettananda Thera, staff and students of Pinvatta Pirivena, Rev. Sister Principal, staff, students and members of the Past Pupilsí Association of Kalutara Holy Family Convent, Superior and sisters of the Holy Angelsí Convent, Nagoda, Rev. Fathers, all our past pupils, our loving neighbours, friends and relations who helped us in numerous ways during his long illness and sad end. Mention must be made of the numerous messages of condolence sent from here and abroad. Your expression of love and gratitude has touched our hearts. We regret our inability to thank you individually. No.10, Convent Road, Nagoda, Kalutara.     165834


COOREY - HESTER MERL CLARICE Loving wife of Bertram, precious mother of Shilani & Thilak (Gen Power Eng. Co. Ltd), Bryan (Ex. Sri Lankan Airline) & Ishani (Bank of Ceylon), Hirantha (Italy) & Renuka, Erantha (Astron Ltd) & Rangika (Metropolitan), Prisantha (Gen. Power) & Margie, Mohan (Singer Sri Lanka) & Menik, loving grandmother of Hiruni, Thilanka, Seshadri, Nimesha, Kavindu, Enuksha, Tharini, Koshini, Hasini, Thashara Methushi & Menusha. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on 02nd July for service & burial at 5.00 p.m. at Holy Emmanuel Church Cemetery, Moratuwa. No.23, 6th Lane, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. Tel: 2646047.     171592 

DE ALWIS - NORBERT Dearly beloved husband of Lilika (nee Gunawardena) loving father of Sunila, Dileep and Tissa, father-in-law of Janaki and Warundi, much loved grandfather of Ganidu, Kumudika, Anuda and Navidu, brother of Mable, Daisy, Lal and of late Tudor, Duncan, Kusuma and Asoka. Cremation at General Cemetery Panthiya, Mathugama at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd July, 2012. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. Yatiyana, Agalawatta.      171645

DE SILVA - NINA FATIMA Beloved wife of Naveen, loving mother of Niroshini and Nalin, sister of Danny, Brian, Greta and Gary, brother-in-law of Kapila, expired. Cortege leaves residence 94/6, Kahantota Road, Malabe at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 2nd July for burial at Thalahena Cemetery.     171307 

DISSANAYAKE - MALINI At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Henry William Dissanayake (Attorney-at-Law, Galle and former Member of Parliament, Hiniduma), darling mother of Thiranjani (Tina) and Suren (Gnanapriya) (Melbourne), mother-in-law of Jagath Dissanayake (Richard Pieris Group of Companies) and Thanuja (Melbourne), beloved daughter of late Muhandirum Edmund and Elizabeth (Aggie) Hettiarachchi of Kuda Buthgamuwa, beloved sister of Dr Parakrama Hettiarachchi (New Castle-on-Tyne, UK) and Dr Gamini Hettiarachchi (Sydney), sister-in-law of Indrani and Anula and darling grandmother of Dilshan (Orient Finance PLC) Shevin and Dylan (Melbourne), passed away peacefully. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour from 12 noon on Sunday 1st July. Cortege leaves the parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd July, burial at General Cemetery, Borella (General Christian Section).     171599 

HETTIGE DON DHARMASIRI Retired Supt. of Surveyors, Survey Dept. Loving husband of late Padmini Hettige, father of Dharshini (SEC) Hemantha (SLBC) Chaya (Little Angels Montessori) and Samantha, father-in-law of Lal Gamage (Kekirawa) and Janani, passed away. Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatta at 4 pm on Sunday 1st July. No.80, Kesbewa Road, Nugegoda.     171099 

HOMER - VANNIASINKAM YOHA (formerly of Diyabalanage Associates & Aero Lanka), son of the late Alfred and Isabel Homer - Vanniasinkam, brother of Sumithra Vanigasooriyar, Bala Vanniasinkam, Chitra Gnanasekaram, Dr Nimal Vanniasinkam and Chandran Homer - Vanniasinkam, brother-in-law of the late Ravi Vanigasooriyar, Princess Vanniasinkam late S.X. Gnanasekaram, Freda Vanniasinkam and Anoja Vanniasinkam. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 5.30 p.m. on Monday 2nd July. Cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 6.00 p.m.     171647

JESUDASON - DAISY. Beloved wife of late Robert, loving mother of Roshanthi and Rochelle, mother-in-law of Rev. Joseph and Kenneth, grandmother of Jeronne and Jenisha, sister of Mercy, Michael and Stella, expired. Cortege leaves Residence 6-B/38-8 Mattegoda Housing Scheme, Mattegoda at 4.00 p.m. on 02.07.2012 (Monday) for burial at Mattegoda Cemetery.       171643

KUMARAGE - MR G. EDWIN (Retired General Manager, National Water Board). Beloved husband of Anula, loving father of Gemunu and Visaka (HNB Head Office) Sandya and Parakrama (Australia), Lakshana and Dushyanthi (Canada) and Manjula, loving grandfather of Bodika, Geeshani, Achintha, Hanna and Tharindu. Cremation took place on 30th June, 2012 according to his last wishes. No.20/1, 2nd Lane, Ratmalana. Tel: 2632421.     171569 

PATHMARAJAH - MRS SATHYASIGAMANI (NONA) Born 19th July 1947 - Died 28th June 2012. Beloved wife of R. Pathmarajah (Quickshaws Ltd, Hemtours Pvt Ltd), loving mother of Ranjan, Prabhath (Hemtours), Vasantharaj (Canada), loving mother-in-law of Rose Nizara, Priyanka, Priyadharshani, grandmother of Sharmila, Shiyam, Dhamith, Dhanali, Dharani, Pravani & Alloyed. Cortege leaves at Jayarathna Parlour (Borella) to Borella Cemetery for cremation. Ceramony on 2nd Monday at 1.00 p.m. Contact - 0716660314.     170791 

REZEL - AELIAN EDWARD (BOBBY) Husband of late Diana Rezel (Leitch), loving father of Brian, Cordelia (Titi), Paisley, Roma (Giggie), (Sweden), Soann (Tony) & Ophelia (Tootsie), father-in-law of Babara, Tyrone, Iris, Victor, Jhonny and Terrence, grandfather of Sharon & Jerome, Michelle & Eranka, Mignon & Gavin, Trave, Jerome & Bohdhini, Vanessa, Steve, Denham, Tamasha (Kimberly), Charissa, Richard, Darren and Leah. Great grandfather of Tia, Xania and Aaron. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 3 p.m. on Monday 2nd July, Burial at S S mary and John Church, Nugegoda at 4 p.m.      171648

SCOTNEY - MAUREEN (nee PIERIS) - Beloved wife of Bill Scotney, daughter of the late Bernards Marcus and Gertrude Pieris, loving sister of the late Harold, Celine and Malcolm and of Charmaine Jayatileke, Alec and Chris, sister-in-law of the late Maalanie and of Roland Jayatileke, Malini and Cynthia, aunt of Nilanthi, Asoka, Saliya, Narmalene, Sharmalee, Nilanka, Shahan and Yohan, passed away in Australia. Funeral on Friday 6th July at Guardian Angels Parish of Southport, Queensland, Australia. 168, Heeb Street, Benowa, Queensland, 4217, Australia.    171486 

SELLIAH - MAHESA - Retired Public Health Inspector, ex-Ceylon Defense Force, and Old Boy of St. Benedictís College, Kotahena (b. 26.03.1916 in Negombo), husband of Yogeswari Muttuthamby (Toronto, formerly of Vannarponnai, Jaffna), beloved father of Umabalan (Toronto), Vinothini Aluwihare (Kandy), Umaganth (Toronto), Umashanker (Germany) and Umamahesh (London), loving grandfather of Suchitra, Thulci, Gayathri, Ishani, Vidya, Jeyaganth, Sai Vickneish, Yadhav, Dhivyanka, Sangari and Arjuna - on 28th June 2012. Remains lie at 122/1, Sri Sumangala Mawatha, Mapanawathura, Kandy. Cortege leaves residence at 2 p.m., for cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Sunday 1st July.     170926 

SOLOMONSZ: ALSTON Darling & loving husband of Diedre (nee Lynch), loving son of Darryl & Claire (Dec) beloved brother of Rosemarie & Nicholas (Dec) Peter (Sri Lanka), Ransley (Canada), Suzane (Australia), Rozanne (Australia), Royden (Sri Lanka), & Sebrina (Australia), beloved son-in-law of Eugene Lynch & Mary (Dec), brother-in-law of Errol & Larraine Lynch (Australia), Jennifer Solomonsz (Sri Lanka), Indu Solomonsz (Sri Lanka), Roderick De Sylva (Australia), Nandani Solomonsz (Sri Lanka), & Damian Gomesz (Australia). Funeral service: On Tuesday 3rd of July 2012. At 11.00 am St Anthonyís Catholic Church. Noble Park, Melbourne, Australia. No flowers by request. Donations to Australian Cancer Hospital. A requiem mass will be held at St Maryís Catholic Church Dehiwela. On the Tuesday the 3rd of July 2012 at 6.30 p.m.     170847 



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