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Sunday, 4 August 2013





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ARSECULERATNE - REX FERNANDO - passed away in Syracuse, New York, USA on Saturday, 15 June 2013. Beloved husband of Sujatha (nee Goonetilleke), loving father of Samanthi and Ruwan, father-in-law of Duane and Cristin, grandfather of Joshua, Rachel, Zane and Maryn (all of USA), son of the late Henry and Louisa De Silva Arseculeratne of Mutwal, brother to Shelton, Edna and Arnold (California - USA) and pre-deceased by brothers Eric, Felix and Sherwin. Catholic funeral mass was held on Friday, 21 June 2013 at St. Maryís Church in Hamilton, NY with burial at St. Josephís Cemetery, Hamilton. Sujatha and the family can be reached at 412, Madison Lane, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA. 168364 

ATHANASIYAR - PEARLY of Sillalai. Dearly beloved wife of the late Dr. Packinanather Athanasiyar, loving mother of Doris Benedict, Dr. Emil Athanasiyar and Basil Athanasiyar, loving mother-in-law of Augustine, Florida and Vino, affectionate sister of the late Sellammah Emmanuel, the late Lilly Rajendram and Packiam Edward, darling grandmother of Maureen Benedict, Dr. Carel Benedict, Dr. Dennis Benedict, Nedra Fongalland, Dr. Vince Athanasiyar, Claudine Sajeevan, Corina Ratnarajah and Cynthia Athanasiyar, adored great grandmothe rof Sana, Abhini, Arvind, Janelle and Emmy, expired in London on 25.07.2013. Funeral will take place in London on 05.08.2013. 168467 

DE SILVA - PUSHPASIRI KEERTHICHANDRA (P.K.) (Retired Survey, Draftsman, Survey Dept., Colombo). Beloved husband of Irene, loving father of Lakmini and Tharuka, much loved father-in-law of Thilaka and Samanthi, precious grandfather of Senudi and Jenadi, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 4th August at 4 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Kohuwela. No. 14, Jayamangala Mawatha, Nugegoda. Tel. 2810049. 172434 

FERNANDO - BASIL S.J. (Retired Telecom Engineer, Ex-Army Volunteer) at Rest with God, our loving father. Dearly beloved husband of Trixie (Salon Angeline), darling father of Shan (Pushpa), Isha, Sandy (Australia), father-in-law of Sandya Jayawardena (University of Vocational Technology), Suren Chin (Sri Lankan Air Lines) and Gamini Goonesena (Australia). Cortege leaves residence at 4.15 p.m. on Monday 5th. Service at Holy Emmanuel Church, Rawathawatte at 5.00 p.m. and thereafter burial at Church Ground. No. 16, Laxapathiya Rd, (off Dharmaratne Av.), Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. 172534 

FERNANDO HARRIET - Wife of late Mervyn, beloved mother of Cynthia and Joyce (USA), mother-in-law of William Gibb and grandmother of Rohan. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour at 4 p.m. on Sunday 4th August for Burial at General Cemetery, Borella (Roman Catholic Section).172541 

GUNAWARDENA - THERESE IRANGANIE (IRA)  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away on July 26, 2013 at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas of THERESE IRANGANIE (IRA) adored & loving wife for 53 years of Denzil, treasured mother of Therese Munn (Scott) UK and Sue Gunawardena - Vaughn (Bill) Washington D.C., precious sister of Marina Nathan (Vykunth) U.K., Anton Perera (Ranee ) Canada, Valencia Boteju (Mervyn) Canada and Basil Perera, Sri Lanka. She will be sadly and greatly missed by her many friends, relatives, nieces and nephews. Ira was a very caring and generous person with strong values and great faith in the Lord. A Service of remembrance and thanksgiving is to be held at St. Albert The Great Church, Austin, Texas on Monday, August 19th at 6.30 p.m. and in Colombo, Sri Lanka, details to follow shortly. The family also expresses its deep gratitude to the medical personnel of Brackenridge Hospital, especially the wonderful nurses who were our darling Ammieís angels during her final days. Memorial donations may be made to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition ( or the Sri lanka Cancer Society. Messages of condolence can be left at: 12900 Widge Dr. Austin, Texas, TX78727, US.A. 169639 

JAYASURIYA - D.U. of Neelawalangala Estate, Madulawa, Padukka. Beloved husband of the late Madurawathi Jayasuriya, loving father of Suneetha, Upali (USA), Gamini, Keerthi (USA), Thanuja and Ranjith, father-in-law of the late W.G.P. Jayasena, Mary (USA), Niranjali, Jayantha Lokugamage and Kanchana, brother of the late Bodidasa Jayasuriya, the late Mrs. D.S. Kalubowila and the late Mrs. Leelawathi Gunaratne, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 5th August at 4.00 p.m. for Cremation at Madulawa Cemetery, Neelawalangala Estate, Madulawa, Padukka. 172490 

RAJENDRAN - MRS. VIJAYA - (Astrology, Numerologist, Palmistry) - Beloved wife of Suppiah Rajendran (Ex-AGM-AMW), sister of Thiyagalingam - (Australia), the late Prabahalingam, Vijayalingam (India), sister-in-law of Indra, Patricia, mother of Dr. Pragash (NHSL), Tharashana (Hidramani), mother-in-law of Abiva, aunt of Nithyalukshmi, Ramsey, Shanth, Arushan, Thulasi, Gayathrie and grandmother of Vishwan, Uma Parvagi, Sai Luxmie, expired. Remains lie at 14B, Aponsu Avenue, Dehiwela. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.172521 

SANTHAMUTHU - ANTHONYPILLAI - (formerly of British Navy, Trincomalee & Commissioner of Motor Transport, Colombo), expired. Loving husband of Stella Blossom (nee Rajadurai), father of Rajakumar, Selvakumar (Canada), Jeyakumar, Subodhini, Chandrakumar, Jude Udayakumar (Canada), Arasakumar (Canada), father-in-law of Dharia, George Francis, Anandhi, Shyamala, grandpa of Jessica, Jonanthan, Udesha, Benita, Gabriel, Emily, Mario and Marissa. Remains lie at A F Raymondís Funeral Parlour. Interment at Kanatte (RC Section) on Sunday 4th Aug. at 4 p.m. 172540 

SISTER MARY ROMULA, A.C. (nee TECKLA AMARATHUNGA) was called to her Eternal Rest on Friday 2nd August 2013. Requiem Mass at Carmel Convent at 3.00 p.m. on 4th August 2013, followed by Interment at the General Cemetery Kanatte. (Carmel Convent, 88, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo 10).172538 

UNAMBOOWE - ANANDA NISSANKA - Retired Engineer. Much loved husband of Helene, much loved Appachchi of Samantha, Sanjeeva & Swabha, much loved Aththa of Chantal & Priyasha. Cortege leaves residence No. 90/2, Chithra Lane, Colombo 05 on Sunday the 04th of August 2013 at 3 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 4 p.m. 172424


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