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Sunday, 6 October 2013





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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, sent 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.          215804 

UMMU ZAHIRA - Beloved daughter of the late I.L.M. Mahmmodu and Fathima Umma of Mahmoodu Villa, Dharga Town, Alutgama, wife of the late A.I. Modideen (Ceylon Civil Service), precious mother of the late Jezmy and of Shireen, mother-in-law of Aslam, loving grandmother of Ahamed Aslam and Mariam, Nafisah and Afzal Zainudeen, darling great grandmother of Saram, daughter-in-law of the late S.L.M. Mohideen and Sheriffa Umma, sister of the late Shafi, Samsudeen, Hussain, Razeena, Saleela, Marzook, Ansary and of Nalifa, Majida, Salmahanim. Janaza took place on Thursday 26th September 2013 at Dehiwela Burial Ground. The family members thank the doctors and staff of the General Hospital, Colombo, relatives and friends who helped in numerous ways. No. 8, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 4.                 216082


ARAWWAWALA - HECTOR (Former Governor, North Western Province). Husband of Millie, beloved father of Jagath, Manori, Rukmal and Natasha, father-in-law of Chandima, Hemakumara Amararatne and Harsha Sooriyarachchi, beloved grandfather of Anika & Shevinka. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 07th October 2013. 18A, Joseph Frazer Road, Colombo 5, for cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte, 4.00 p.m.              220768 

EDIRISINGHE - SANDASEELI (Retired Principal of Waragoda Helena Balika Vidyalaya). Dearly beloved wife of the late L.W.P. Somaratne, precious mother of Rasika and Vishwa, mother-in-law of Anura Jayawardene of Hadeed Detailing Services Ltd. and Thilaka Bandara of Hela Clothing, grandmother of Rahal, Yasmita, Dinindu and Thamindu, eldest daughter of the late Mr & Mrs P. Edirisinghe, sister of the late Dharmasiri Edirisinghe, late Florida, Sirima, Elizabeth, Sathischandra, Nimal and Sunil Edirisinghe, sister-in-law of Kusuma, late Henry Dias, the late Ariyasena Gamage, D.J. Jayakody, Sriya, Sardha, Kumudu, passed away peacefully on 04.10.2013. Cortege leaves residence at Nungamugoda for cremation at Pilapitiya Cemetery, Kelaniya at 3.30 p.m. on 06.10.2013.            220600 

EDIRVEERASINGAM - LYDIA SAVITRI. Wife of Arunachalam Edirveerasingam (Union Assurance, Colombo), mother of Dr. Veronica Ediriveerasingam, U C Devis (University of California), Joel Kishorkumar (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) and Noel Jeevakumar (Houston, Texas), mother-in-law of Purnima, Aswini, grandmother of Jeyden, Jeremiah and Ashna, sister of Jesudason (Canada) and Devendran Jesudason (UK), sister-in-law of Grace Thavamany, Wesley Kandiah (Canada), Kulamani Selladurai (Jaffna), Selvamany Singham (Canada), Padmini Jesudason (UK), entered glory in Carson City, Neveda, USA. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, 08th October 2013 in Carson City NV, USA.              220769

FERNANDO - SAMPATHAWADUGE HECTOR ABRAHAM. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Dearly beloved husband of Freeda, loving father of the late Hirodini and of Himesha and Ramesh (Australia), son of the late Lambert Abraham and Alice Fernando. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 6th October 2013 for service at Rawathawatte Methodist Church and thereafter burial at Koralawella Methodist Church Cemetery. No. 35/25A, 4th Lane, Jubilee Road, Laxapathiya, Moratuwa.           220677 

GUNAWARDANA - LILIAN ALICE CHANDRA. Retired Teacher Visakha Vidyalaya, Royal College and St. Joseph’s Convent, Kegalle - Dearly beloved wife of the late Jin Gunawardana (former Director of Education), precious mother of Rasika, Champika, Deepthika, Mangalee and Ruvinda, much loved mother-in-law of Suhada Jayasuriya, Caven Gunasekera, Bandula Perera, Anand Fernando and Asini, darling grandmother of Ruvin, Nilan, Sashinie, Himashi and Tom, Dinuka, Chathura, Erandi and Artha, Isira, Lasath, Sahan, Dileka, Dilan, great grandmother of Baby Ayesha, beloved sister of Maurice De Silva and the late Evelyn, passed away peacefully. Cremation at 5 p.m. on Monday the 7th of October at Borella Kanatte. 262 B, Millagahawatta, Hokandara Road, Thalawathugoda.              220150 

HERMON - JOHAN ANTOINE (BUDGIE) passed away peacefully on 28 September 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand, surrounded by his family. Treasured husband of Kamini, adored father of Karen, Lisa & Grant and proud Pappy to Isabelle, much loved son of the late Fleurette & Chubby Hermon, step son of Yvette Hermon & son-in-law of the late Freddie & Rosemary Dias, cherished brother of Joe & Cherry, Tamara & Mike, Wilhelm & Sabine, Anushka & Dinesh and of his nieces and nephews Alisha, Matthew, Emily, Rebecca, Karl, Katrin, Jason and Akshay. Messages for the ‘Hermon Family’ may be sent to P.O. Box 10987, The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. A service to celebrate Budgie’s life was held at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, Johnsonville, Wellington on Tuesday 1st October 2013.             219843 

MUTHIAH - MRS. VALLIAMMAI - W/o Mr. S. Muthiah (Formerly of The Times of Ceylon), passed away on 17.09.2013. Obsequies was held on 19.09.2013. “Vijay Gardens”, 2F First Cross Street, Vijayaragavarchari Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017. Chennai. India. phone: +9144-28156093 / 6012.                216414

WICKRAMASINGHE - RUKMANI IRENE NIMAL (RUKI). Daughter of the late W G Wickremesinghe and the late Irene Wickremesinghe, beloved mother of Shea and Nishka, mother-in-law of Mahen and Yohan, sister of Sushila, Sanath and Sunanda, sister-in-law of SP, Sunethra and Kathy, grandmother of Anya, Maya and Janek. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 6th October at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Buddhist Section). 48, Bullers Lane, Colombo 07.           220770

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