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Sunday, 29 September 2013





Marriage Proposals
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Death Acknowledgements

ABAYAKOON - OLGA We the family members of the late Mrs. Olga Abayakoon wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the clergy of Christ Church, Dehiwala, doctors and staff at the Durdans Hospital, relatives, friends and all who attended the funeral, send floral tributes and messages of condolence and all who helped us in numerous ways. We regret our inability to thank them all individually. Daughters: Nilanthi & Chrishanthi, son-in-law Tony, grandchildren: Mayanthi & Chamath Nandasena, Eranthi & Yohan Pathirana.           210203 

WELGAMA - DR. S.P. (Retired Consultant Surgeon). Dr. Hema Welgama and family would like to convey their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the clergy, the Consultants, Medical Officers and staff of General Hospital, Kandy, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Medical Officers and Staff of Faculty of Medicine - Peradeniya, Colleagues, Principals and Members of the OBA of Trinity College - Kandy, friends, neighbours and relations who joined them in sharing their grief on the demise of Dr. Welgama. 12, Ganthera Mawatha, Watapuluwa, Kandy.        212804


DE ALWIS - NELUN Dearly beloved wife of Rev. Dileep de Alwis, precious mother of Dilshani, Deveshte and Dharini, loving mother-in-law of Daniel and Aulbrey, darling grandmother of Michael, Kamal, Nate and Anika (all of USA), beloved precious daughter of the late Stanmore Weerasinghe and Sylvia Weerasinghe and beloved daughter-in-law of the late Douglas De Alwis and Nita de Alwis, much loved sister of Rev. Dr. Tissa Weerasingha, Sunil Ratnayake (USA) and Peter Weerasingha (USA) and dearest sister-in-law of Margareta, Harris (USA), Rukma (USA) and Piyanjali (Australia), beloved aunt of Viveca and Stig (Norway), Ayesha and Sampath, Yohan and Anushka, Hiran and Maggie (USA), Niloo and Joshua (USA), Tami and Ben (USA), Amila (USA) and Raj and Susie, passed away peacefully in USA on 25th September 2013. 3804 Crosby Street, Rockford, IL 61107, USA. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1.            212137 

D.M Paranagama -  recipient of Kala Bhushana National Award of Sri Lanka in 2012, retired from Department of Animal Production and Health Ministry in 2000, whose loving husband of Ms. Wijelatha Paranagama (Melbourne), loving father of Amara Paranagama (Melbourne) and Sunethra Paranagama Panditharathna, loving grandfather of Gowrie and Dhaiwi Rathnayaka (Melbourne), Janithri and Manisha, loving brother of late Harriot Widhanapathirana, late Piyasili Paranagama, Girly, Sunil, Bernard and Manel, expired on 19/09/2013 in Blackburn, Melbourne. The cremation took place in Springvale, Melbourne Crematorium on 26/09/2013 at 2.30 p.m.         211471 

GURUSINGHA - Dearly beloved wife of Newton (Gura), loving mother of Jilani, Avindra, Hiranthini, mother-in-law of Hemal, Manjula, Sheran, grandmother of Shamistha, Shehan, Ashvini, Hiran, Shehani, sister of Basil, the late Trevor, Noel, Marie, Ainsley, the late Travis, expired. Cortege leaves residence from 52 D, Wijayamangalarama Road, Kohuwela at 4 p.m. on 30 Sept. 2013 for interment at Kohuwela Cemetery.           215006 

KANAGARATNAM - MRS. PARASHAKTHY - Beloved wife of late Mr. Muthucumaru Kanagaratnam, loving mother of Kala, Jega (Beauty Therapist), Yogeswaran (Businessman), Bawa (former employee Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd), Balasekaram (France), Rishivathany (Canada) & Selvaharan (Director), MIL of Dr. Arinesarajah Shakthevale (Director Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC), passed away on 26.09.2013. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymondís Parlour on 29th Septemer 2013 at 2.30 p.m. for Kanatta (Borella).           215058

KOUTHIL AMEER ZAVAHIR (Proprietor, former Lanka Pharmacy, Symonds Road, Maradana), son of the late Mr. & Mrs. S.D.A. Zavahir, son-in-law of the late Mr. & Mrs. A.M.M. Rajabdeen, husband of Fouzul Muitha (Canada), father of Dr. Riquaza (USA), Rifaya (Kalubowila), Rushdy (Canada), Riyaz (USA), father-in-law of Nizam (Galewela), Shihara (Canada), Hafeela (USA), grandfather of Haroon and Hanaan (USA), Naila, Wasim (Malaysia), Tahiya (APPIT), Tariq, Akeel Azeem (Canada), Aman, Laygra Imran (USA), passed away in Canada. Janaza took place at Bramphton, Canada on 28th (Saturday). Janaza Prayer will take place today after Asar Prayers at Mohideen Jumma Mosque, Dehiwela. 30/58, De Silva Cross Road, Kalubowila. Phone No: 2765392, 0773339133.            215030 

PERERA - W.H. SOMAPALA. Loving husband of Therese, father of Padmini (Australia), Anton (UK), Damayanthi, Chandrika (Australia), Earnest (Australia), Audrey (Australia), Prasanna (Australia), Sriyantha (Australia), father-in-law of Shiroma, Vinoka, Shameera, Thushara, Mario (Australia), grandfather of Avishka, Ayendra, Semantha, Sheina, Aeron, Eden, Ariana, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 30th September at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastianís Burial Ground, Kandana. 39/3, Halpe Mawatha, Kandana.            215056

WALSTON-LEO - ANDREW CLIFFORD (Quantity Surveyor - Sri Lanka, Sabah-Malaysia, Inspector of Works and Senior Technical Assistant Brunei), passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Beloved husband of Marjorie Lewis (nee), loving father of April, Ramona, Christopher, Rosanne and Andrea, father-in-law of Willard, Rohan, Henry, Lisa and Akshir, loving grandfather of Amanda, Krystle, Elizabeth, Nihal, Michelle, Joel, Zachariah, Ryan, Chloe, Grace, Al-Rayyan and Aaliyah, great-grandfather of Aarav and Aaniya, brother of Sylvia De Lile, Anne Anderson and the late Thomas Leo. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 at St. Christopherís Catholic Church, Syndal, and burial at Bunurong Memorial Park, 790, Frankston Dandenong Rd., Dandenong South, Vic. Australia.               211993 

WARNEKULASURIYA - COLLIN FRANCIS (1934 - 2013). Beloved father of Michelle and Georgina (Gina) (UK), father-in-law of Bill Stevenson (UK), grandfather of Noah (UK), son of the late Mr. & Mrs. J.N.S. Warnekulasuriya (Kurunegala), brother of Noel and the late Godfrey, Margie, Mary, Hector, Pearl, passed away in UK, on 10th September 2013. A wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Always in our hearts, never forgotton. Funeral service on Monday 30th September followed by cremation at New Southgate Crematorium UK. Condolences C/o Michelle Stevenson, 13, Cambridge Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3QP, UK.               210095

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