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Sunday, 24 March 2013





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KANAKA - RALEENA (nee RUTH HANNAN) (Ex. Independent Newspapers Ltd, (Davasa Group) and Union Assurance Ltd)., daughter of the late Mr & Mrs T.N. Hannan, dearly beloved wife of M.H. Kanaka (Ex. Independent Newspapers Ltd, and State Trading General Corporation), darling mother of Reeza and Shihara, passed away peacefully on 14th March, 2013 and Janaza took place on the same day at Galoluwa, Minuwangoda. We thank Professor Mrs Ranjani Gamage, Consultant Neurologist and the staff of National Hospital, Dr. G. Kasthuriratne, Consultant Rehabilitation and staff at Base Hospital, Negombo and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Lanka who treated during her illness. We thank all who attended the Janaza and helped us in numerous ways during our time of grief. We regret our inability to thank them individually - Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raajioon - No.96, Peellawatte, Andiambalama. Tel. 0114942780.          069031


AKMIMANA - SUSIMA, Relict of the late M.A.A. Akmimana (Government Valuer), loving mother and mother-in-law of Anoma and Mahinda Gunawardena, grandmother of Indunil, Kanchane, and Srivante, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on March 15th. A private funeral was held on March 17th according to her last wishes. The family members wish to thank all relatives and friends who attended the funeral and sent condolence messages. 18/60, Muhandiram Dabare Mawatha, Colombo 05.          067212 

BENJAMIN - ESTHER NIRMALA - Beloved wife of Malcolm Benajamin (Kotmale Dairy Products), loving daughter of Mr & Mrs E.D. Williams of Station Road, Kotagala, daughter-in-law of Mrs Elizabeth Benjamin and the late Johnson Benjamin, sister of Charles and Wales, entered eternal rest on 22nd March 2013. Remains will lie at residence No.199/75, Dimbulla Road, Hatton. Cortege leaves residence at 12.30 p.m. for funeral service at AOG Church, Hatton at 2 p.m. on Sunday 24th March followed by burial at General Cemetery, Kuda Oya.          072266 

DE SILVA - MATHARAGE JUDE THILAK. Loving husband of Nelka De Silva and beloved father of Dr. Shenali De Silva (MD-PHD, USA). He is the son of the late Tudor and Edna De Silva, brother of Nilanthi, Shyamala, Anoja and Ruwanthi, brother-in-law of Dhammika, Rohan, Ravi and Dilruskshi, Dr. Ananda Perera, Rex, Sisara, Pradeep, Uncle of Shadni, Shevoni, Ashene, Shean, Shevan, Dhusyanthi, Lavindi, Harsha, Dhanajaya, Neomala, Dhanushka, Natasha and Nimasha. Employee of Sri Lanka Airlines, Katunayake. Funeral services to be held on Sunday the 24th of March 2013 at the Negombo Cemetery. 845/1, Colombo Road, 3rd Kurana, Negombo.            071845 

FERNANDO - B.W. Dearly beloved husband of Rupa, loving father of Chamila and Reshan, father-in-law of Kamal and Amavi, grandfather of Hithish and Rehanya, passed away on 22.03.2013. Cortege leaves residence 24, Gunasekera Gardens, Nawala on 25th March at 2.30 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery, Nawala at 3.00 p.m.          072220 

JAYAWARDENA - ASOKA (nee Wijetunge). Wife of Munidasa, mother of Rukshan, Nimalee & Nisha, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs M.D.S. Wijetunge, sister of Sujatha, the late Hector, Sumana, Sreema, Srilal, Lalith, the late Seetha, the late Chitra & the late Ranjit, expired in Ontario, Canada. Funeral rites according to her wishes. Tel.0019052793621, 0112651362.         066649 

JOSEPH - SAKUNTALA (Nee ARIARATNAM). Sister of Annaratnam Sivasubramaniam, Irene Rajaratnam and Yoges Jayasingam, entered glory on 22nd March 2013. Viewing at A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour on Sunday 24th from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Monday 25th from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Funeral Service at 2.30 p.m. at the Parlour followed by Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4.00 p.m.           072375

PEREIRA - JOHN JOSEPH (ex-SLPA). Husband of Margret Pereira (France), father of Nirdoshini (France), Disari Loucia & Benjamin Fabian, father-in-law of Noel Alfred (France) & Michael Andrew. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour on Saturday 23rd March & Sunday the 24th. Interment at RC Section Borella on 24th March at 4 p.m. B2-F, No. 5, Bloemendhal Flats, Colombo 13.           070686 

SELLIAH THIYAGARAJAH - Retired Administration Manager - Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC. Beloved son of Selliah & Sornammal, loving husband of the late Amarawathi Thiyagarajah, beloved brother of the late Gowri Rasammal & Sagunthala, loving father of Pathmarajah (Softlogic - Kotahena), Ganesharajah (AIA Insurance), Vivekanandarajah (Canada), Navaratnarajah (Switzerland), Varatharajah (Tower Traders), Sarumathi, Banumathi, Vasugidevi, Kalaiarasi, Anandarajah (France), Jayakanth (Zodiac), beloved father-in-law of Sathasivam, Jeyamanoharan (Italy), Ratnaranjan, Suganthi, Saraswathi, Gowri, Pathmajothi, Lalani, darling great grandfather of Gayathridevi, Manoj Prabhakar, Maiurashankari, Vithyashankari, Manish, Rakesh, Sathesh Kumar, Abirami, Durga, Janani, Haris, Ragavi, Krishnavi, Rahul Rathesh, Kowshik, Gowtham. Cortege leaves residence E1-3/2, Maligawatte Flats, Colombo 10 on 24th Sunday at 4.00 p.m. Cremation at Borella Cemetery, (Hindu Section) at 4.30 p.m. Contact T. Pathmarajah TP. 0757180858 & 0112542873.          072277 

THAWFEEQ - EYNUL YUCKEENA - Wife of Marhoom M.M. Thawfeeq, former Deputy Editor, Daily News and Sunday Observer, daughter of Marhoom M.L.M.M. Mohideen and Marhooma Ummu Faleela, loving mother of Sa’adi Thawfeeq (Sports Editor - The Nation), Shahrazad Zabith and Razia Barry, mother-in-law of Marhoom M.T.M. Zabith, Sheereen Thawfeeq and Nowfal Barry, loving grandmother of Shafaaz (Mobileware) and Rifka Sha’ariz (HSBC, Maldives), Zumrina (Staff - Royal Institute), Safra and Imran Hassan and Sadeem, great grandmother of Fathima Noora, passed away on 16th March, 2013. Inner Vanderwert Place, Dehiwela.           067080 

VALLIPURAM - MRS PUWANESWARY - Beloved wife of the late Vallipuran, loving mother of Sivaneswary, Thavaneswary Dr Vigneswaran, Sunthareswaran and mother-in-law of Krishnananthan, Anantha Sivaneshan, Dr Dhamayanthi, Pawala Kanthi. Remains lie at No.16, Vinsar Avenue, off Wandervert Place, Dehiwala. Cremation will take place at 5.00 p.m. on Monday 25th March, 2013 at General Cemetery, Mount Lavinia.            072350



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