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Sunday, 8 July 2012





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COORAY - MABEL, beloved wife of late Paul Fernando, loving mother of Nilamani, late Laksiri & Lasantha, Ramani and Priyanthi, mother-in-law of Bandula, Mala, Winifrida, Swarnaguptha and Rohitha, precious grandmother of Shyanika, Lashika, Roshini, Dilan, Hashanthi, Roshanara, Shamalka, Hirushika and Dinushika, grandmother-in-law of Sudath and Suresh, great grandmother of Nirmal and Shanilka, entered into her eternal rest. Cortege leaves residence at 1/15, Dr. Ariyaratne Mawatha, Central Junction, Nagoda, Kalutara on Sunday 08th July at 3.00 p.m. for burial at St. Joseph’s Church, Cemetery Payagala North.176819 

JAYASINGHE - GERALD (GERRY), Co-founder of H.C. Jayasinghe & Co., Proprietor - Associated Advertising Services and formerly of D.A. Abeysinghe & Co., & Former Secretary of the Ceylon Textile Printers Association, passed away on the 4th July 2012. Dearly beloved husband of Margie, darling Thathi of Gerry (Jnr), Geraldine (UK), Berty (USA), Lincoln (UK), late Stevie Jay and late Johnny, loving father-in-law of Carmen, Richard Wanigasekera (UK), Aruni (USA) and Hilvi (UK), loving grandpa of Shehara, Tracy, Shaun, Dylan, Amy, Kamilah, Aquilah, Roshan and Geri, loving brother of late Lionel, late Herbert, late Mervyn, Brian, Marjorie David, Gladstone and Andy, loving brother-in-law of Manel, Estelle, late Barney, Doreen, Reggie David, Imogene, Prinith, Aloy & late Rita Ratnayake, Angie & late Sonna Webster, Crystal & late Terrence Ratnayake, Emma & Pat Ratnayake, Ranjith & Myrna Ratnayake, Cynthia & late Sam Amarasinghe, Veronica & Nandalal De Silva, Mike & Ayomi Ratnayake. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 10th July. Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section) 176777 

JAYASURIYA - (Retired Teacher - Nimala Maria Balika Vidyalaya, Tudella, Ja-Ela). Beloved wife of Francis Perera (Retd. Teacher - Christ King College, Tudella, Ja-Ela), much loved mother of Ruchitha (NARA) and Surein (HNB Kiribathgoda), mother-in-law of Dawn (Airport Aviation) and Jayamini (Office of the Director of Health Services, Gampaha), grandmother of Deon and Dian (St. Joseph's College, Colombo), Sethmi (Holy Cross College, Gampaha) and Okitha, loving sister of Bernard, late Beatrice, Trixie, Fr. Luke, late Fr. Clyde, Clarry and Ivan, sister-in-law of Mercy, late Frank, Hubert and Princy, late Margaret, late John, Eusavius and Violet, expired. Cortege leaves residence 137 A, Bopitiya / Pamunugama Road, Tudella, Ja-Ela, at 4 p.m. on Monday 9th July for burial at R.C. Cemetery, Kanuwana. 177629 

KODIPPILY - MABEL PRIYA (nee Samaraweera), left us peacefully to meet her maker, on January 3rd, in her 82nd year surrounded by family and much love, at her daughter’s home in Canada. She was the loving daughter of the late Salvation Army Brigadiers F.R. and Millicent Samaraweera; ever-loving & beloved wife of the late Dr Lakshman A.J. Kodippily, beloved mother of much cherished children Renuka (George) and Nirupa (Garry), proud, adoring and cherished grandmother of Aasha (Rodney), Avanthi, Shivan and Shaila; dear sister to Naomi Swarna (late Ana) and Frank Ratne (late Kamala), caring aunt to Janaki, Geetha (Prasanna), Aruni (Charith) and Asitha (Chathuri) and their families; dear sister-in-law to the late Marjorie, late Beryl (late Geo), Christobel (late Denzil), late Enid (late Paul), aunt to Gehan (Shyamali), Mandrupa (Oleap), Shyara (Indra), Annagi (late Jim), Rukma (Stan), Jagath (Sonali), Giyan (Ruth) and families; lifelong friend, cousin, counselor, coach, to so many whose lives she touched. The funeral service took place in North York, Ontario, Canada on Friday, January 7th, 2011 followed by a private cremation. A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for her life was held the same afternoon at the Church of Our Saviour, Don Mills, Ontario. According to her wishes, her ashes have been brought home to be interred with her husband’s at the family burial ground at Holy Trinity Church, Patuwatha, Dodanduwa at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, July 13th, 2012. A service of Thanksgiving is being held for family and friends on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 6 p.m. at The Cathedral of Christ Our Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. 177613 

NADARAJAH - JEYARAJ (At Rest with Jesus). Dearly beloved husband of Clishia, ever loving father of Nilangi and father-in-law of Sriyantha, loving son of late Mr Kandiah Nadarajah and of Mrs Nagaratnam Nadarajah, loving brother of Pushpa and Sivarajah. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 9th July at 4.00 p.m. for burial at Family Burial Ground Madampitiya (R.C. Section). No.125/4A 8th Cross Street, Alwis Town, Hendala. 177584 

PIETERSZ - HENRIATTA ANTONETTE (ANNE). Daughter of late Mr & Mrs C.W. Pietersz, loving sister of Patricia Ramanayaka, Eustace Alloycious Pietersz (deceased), Hubert Stanislous Pietersz, Mignonne Chrisantia Thomas (USA) and Cynthia Ganeshathasan. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 9th July. Service at St. Peter and Paul Church Ragama. No.2, Anthony Avenue, Peralanda Road, Ragama. 177564 

RATNASEKERA - D.K. (Ratne Aiya) (Retired Security Officer - Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco). Beloved husband of Sirima Rajapathirana, loving father of Rukshala, Rukmal and Lakshika, expired. Cremation will be held at the Udugampola Crematorium in the evening on Monday 09th July. 40A, Dombawala, Udugampola. 177615 

ROSAYRO - MARINA. Called by the Lord for Eternal Rest. Loving wife of the late Clarance, beloved mother of Conrad, Vivian, Veyonie, Oswin, Lokley, Malcolme, Gerard, Claude, Virbina and Shanshiya. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 8th July. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). 62/1C, Quarry Road, Mirihana, Kotte. T/P: 0777518558. 177645 

SAMARAKOON DON FRANCIS JOSEPH Beloved husband of Mary Margerette, loving father of Paul Nalinda, Mari Kumudini, Annette Priyanka, Chaminda and Pradeep Stanley, father-in-law of late Padmini, Donald, Chandrika, Melani, brother of late Dr Aelred, Rev. Fr. Raymond, Wilfred, Boniface, Stanley, Lucian, and Patrick, entered into his eternal rest. Holy Mass will be held at Weliveriya Residence at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday for the Souls of Aelred and Joseph. Cortege leaves residence at 476/24, Helan Watte Weliveriya on Sunday 08th July at 3.00 p.m. for burial at Weliveriya Cemetery. 177614 

SAMARASEKERA CHITHRA (nee KANNANGARA). Beloved wife of Nalin, loving mother of Gihan (Staff Trinity College, Kandy), Jehan (Commercial Bank, Kotahena), Lasantha (HNB Nuwara-Eliya) and Nishanthi (NTB Nugegoda), loving sister of Ariyasena Kannangara, sister-in-law of Swarna, Bushini & Leslie, Kamalini & Srilal, Sunil & Imali. Cortege leaves residence for burial at Holy Trinity Church, Pussellawa on Sunday the 8th July at 4.00 p.m. 176276 

SIRISENA - SWINITHA PADMINI (MANI) nee KULARATNE Beloved wife of late Tudor W Sirisena, beloved mother of Dhammika, Champa and Senaka, mother-in-law of Chandrakanthi, sister of late Tissa (Ranjith), Asoka (Aus), late Chandra, Sita, Indrani (Aus) and Shampu, sister-in-law of Violet, Chandra, Lakshmi, Indraka Edirisuriya and Nihal Subasinghe, grandmother of Loshini, Oshadha and Sahani, great grandmother of Tyler and Liya, passed away in Australia. Cremation in Australia on Saturday, 7th July. P.O. Box 3039, Putney NSW 2112, Australia. 177619 

SUMANA ABEYSEKARA (Teacher). Beloved wife of the late Henry Mendis Abeysekara of Bogahapitiya - Ahungalla, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs A.E. De Silva of Balapitiya, mother of Ranjith (Retired - Postal Department), Nihal (Retired - General Manager  Western Province Co-operative Transport), Terence (Public Health Department, C.M.C.), Clerance (Telecom Panadura), late Upali (Sri Lanka Army), Sujatha, Chandana and Visaka (Maga Institute), mother-in-law of Chitra, Indrani, Sujatha (Staff - Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya), Malathi, Devika, Deepika (Staff Hegalla Maha Vidyalaya, Kosgoda), Piyal and Dilip (ICC - Thudugala), sister of the late Leela, Edwin, Richard and of Prema (Open University - Nawala), loving grandmother of Kushani, Uthpala, Rochena, Ishan, Chamindri, Sewanka, Chamini, Champaka, Chandula, Hansika, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 36, Keells Housing Scheme, Pinwatta, Panadura at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at Weragama Wadduwa Cemetery. 177643 

WEERAKOON - WILLIAM SHADWELL (Retired Financial Advisor, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands and former Deputy Chief Supplies Officer, C.T.B.) loving husband of Rita, dearly loved thaatha of Savithri & Chandra and Prasanna & Sonali, darling seeya of Sanka & Prashanthi, Nivran, Shalini & Velan, precious loku seeya of Mevan, Ramal & Ariyaan, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence, 441/5 Longdon Hill off Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5 at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday 8th July for cremation at 6.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Borella. 177588


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