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Sunday, 2 March 2014





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
Death Acknowledgements

A.C.M. FULAIL. The death of Mr. Abdul Cader Mohamed Fulail of Matara, occurred unexpectedly on the 09th of Feb. 2014 at the age of 74 years. He was a First Class English specialized trained teacher who worked very hard at various levels in the field of education, both at home and abroad, with enviable success. He honoured the society with his wide knowledge of English in numerous ways. We, the nieces and nephews of late Mr. A.C.M. Fulail wish to express our profound gratitude to those who assisted us in countless ways during his funeral. We regret our inability to thank them individually. May Almighty Allah grant Mr. Fulail with the highest of Jannathul Firdhous. Aameen! - from Satthar family. 042560 

EDIRISINGHE - SHELTON REGINOLD. - Beloved son of the late Vincent and Blanche, husband of Ranjini, father of Mohan, Charmaine and Mahes, brother of Norman, Iris Hyacinth, Minnet and Max (UK), Edward and Lorraine, brother of late Terrance, Arthur, Tyrone, Rex and Darrel. Cremation took place on 13th February 2014. The ashes were interred on 22nd February at General Cemetery Borella, R.C. Section. We thank all those who attended the funeral, sent floral tributes and assisted in numerous ways. 8/1, 13th Lane, Uyana Road, Moratuwa. 042067 

THOMAS GALAHITIYAWA. We, the members of his family wish to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of Hemas Hospital Wattala and Suwasetha Nursing Home, Kandana who cared him during his illness, clergy, relatives, dear friends (Tea Research Institute, Sri Lankan Air Lines, Commercial Bank) and neighbours who attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence, floral tributes and assisted in numerous ways during our time of grief. We deeply regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually. Family members, 102/A, Kudahakapola North, Ja-Ela. 039537


REV. SR. MARY KATHELENA PERERA of St. Agnes’ Convent Bolawalana, expired. Mass at 3.30 p.m. on 2nd of March at Good Shepherd Convent, Bolawalana, followed by Funeral Service. 043187

DE ALWIS - STEPHANIE PHYLLIS (Nee PEIRIS GOONETILLEKE). At Rest with Jesus. Dearly beloved and devoted wife of Gerald (Jerry). Precious mother of Niranjala & Ranjan Abayasekara, Savitri & Nirmo Thambapillai, Aloma & Nalin Gunesekera, late Gihan and Chandini & Elmo Perera. Darling grandmother of Tishan & Ashani, Samantha, Shenuki, Stefan, Stephanie and Natasha. Cherished great-grandmother of Savanna and Tristan. Loving sister of Egerton, Daphne, Rienzie, (all deceased) and sister-in-law of Duksie Goonetilleke, Jack Conway and late Daphne Goonetilleke. Laid to rest on Saturday 1st March 2014. 043075 

EBENEZER - CHARLOTTE - Dearly beloved wife of the late David, mother & mother-in-law of Yvonne & Edward, sister Beatrice, Nihal & Gayathri, Tilley & Rajini, Freeda & Andrews, Rukmanie & Roshan, grandmother of Clifford, Shiromi, Neomi, Evangeline, Lakmal, Janinda, Lasitha, Michelle, Merliza, Rukshani & Ruvinka, expired. Remains lie at Barney Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on 2nd March 2014. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on 3rd March 2014 (Monday) for Interment at the General Cemetery, Kanatte, Borella. 043185 

FERNANDO - BERNARD ATHANASIUS. Youngest son of the late Andrew and Mary Fernando of Dehiwala, beloved husband of Hannelore, loving father of Carmen, father-in-law of the late Alexander (Buzz) Perrott, grandfather of Joshua and Mathew, brother of the late Joe, Basil and Angela (Cerina), brother-in-law of the late Monica and Francis Fernando, expired. Body will lie at the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Kalubowila from 2.00 p.m. on Monday the 3rd of March. Service of Farewell at 3.30 p.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at the crematorium, General Cemetery, Kohuwala at 5.00 p.m. 7/4A, No. 11, 42nd Lane, Colombo 06. Ph. 0112362493. 043023 

FERREIRA - NITA MERCY - Beloved wife of the late George Ferreira, darling mother of Christopher (New Zealand), Audie (Businessman), Susan (Ex-Informatics) and Maurice (APL Lanka), mother-in-law of Mignonne (New Zealand), Deanna (Ceyoka), Derrick Ferdinand (Hotelier), Bernadine (Ex-Sri Lankan Air Lines), loving sister of Elizabeth Thurgood, Stephanie, Bartholomeusz (Australia) & the late Ben Perera. Cortege leaves Mahinda Florist, Mount Lavinia at 03.30 p.m., for Burial at St. Thomas’ Burial Ground, Pita Kotte at 04.00 p.m. on Sunday, 2nd March 2014 (Australian & New Zealand papers, please copy) 043180 

GUNAWARDANA - WIMALA (RANI) - Dearly beloved wife of Charles Lionel Gunawardana, precious mother of Hemantha (USA), Sharmini and late Melony, beloved mother-in-law of Lakshmana Nagendran and Binoka (USA), beloved aunt of Thanujani Kurukulasuriya, fond grandmother of Bhashitha (New Zealand). Burial took place at the General Cemetery, Borella on 21st February 2014. 039488 

JOSEPH IVOR MILROY SAMARATUNGA (JIM Sir), Staff Maris Stella College, Negombo, former Government School Principal and former Lecturer at TTI Katunayake, the eldest son of the late Mr S.M. Don Michael and the late Mrs Winifred Dalpathado, beloved husband of Manel, loving brother of Nimal, Bede and Sriyani, loving brother-in-law of Charmaine, Padmini and Ashok and much loved uncle of all his nieces, nephews and grandchildren, passed away under tragic circumstances on 28.02.2014. Cortege leaves residence No. 03, Fifth Cross Street, Negombo at 1.00 p.m. on (Sunday) 02.03.2014 to Maris Stella College, Negombo. Holy Mass will be offered at the College Chapel for the repose of his soul and afterwards remains will be taken for Burial at General Cemetery, Negombo. 043068 

LENAWA - ANANDA - (Rtd. Asst. Superintendent of Police). Beloved husband of Chandra, loving father of Chameera and Nadeeshani, father-in-law of Sasanka Karalliyadda (UK), son of late Mr & Mrs T.B. Lenawa, brother of Lakshmi Karalliyadda, late Premila, Jayampathi and Upali, expired. Cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery, Kandy on Sunday 02nd March 2014 at 3.00 p.m. 76/B/1, Hantana, Kandy. 042347 

MOHAMED FOWSE THAHIR FUAD - (ex Glaxo & ex-Prop Sapphire Pharmacy Wellawatte) - Beloved husband of Noor Muhiza, loving son of Marhoom Amirdeen Fuad and Hafeela Fuad, son-in-law of Marhoom Shariff Hadjiar and Mazaya Sheriff, loving father of Zameena (Dubai) and Fathima Rifka Ghouse, father-in-law of Sha Nawaz Othman (Dubai) and Marhoom Faizer Ghouse, brother of Hamzia, Huzaira and Iqbal (Australia), brother-in-law of Marhoom M.S.M. Illyas, Nazimdeen, Shyama (Australia), grandfather of Zainab, Salma, Hafsa, Safia, Omer, Abdullah, Adhnan Wazil, great-grandfather of Yahiya Adhnan, uncle of Izmy (London), Rafia, Rizly (Dida), Ruzna, Fariz & Azura (Australia), Fazmy & Nazra (Bahrain), Afzal (Jeddah), Fazeena, Sharmila and Muhammed, passed away peacefully on Friday 21st February 2014 and Janaza took place on same day from his residence at No. 53, Davidson Road, Colombo 4, to Dehiwala Muslim Burial Ground. 040148 

NADESAN - KATHIRAVELUPILLAI (Retired - HNB) - Beloved husband of Luxmipillai, son of the late Kathiravelupillai and the late Puvaneswary of Thumbalai, son-in-law of the late Kanapathipillai and the late Theivanaipillai of Puloly, loving father of Rajini, Vathany and Thayalini, father-in-law of Prabhakaran, the late Nadarajasunderam and Dileepan, grandfather of Aaruran, Senthuran, Varun and Arjun, brother of the late Parameshwary Thurairajah, the late Anathanadaraja, the late Sivambigai Kandasamy, Thillainadesan and Parvathapathinidevi Ponniah, passed away peacefully. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour Borella from 2 p.m. on Sunday 2nd March and leaves for Cremation at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 3rd March Borella Crematorium (Hindhu Section). 043138 

PATHIRANA - INDUMATHI VITHARANA of No. 248/B, Gnanamoliya Mawatha, Makola North, Makola. (Retired Teacher, Helena Wijewardana Balika, Kiribathgoda, St. Mathews, Kelaniya, De La Salle, Modara). Beloved wife of Panduka Amarasinghe (Central Bank of Sri Lanka), loving mother of Sachin (SLIIT Malambe), Chamika (Wesley College), Kinduminie and Ranaminie (Vihara Maha Devi Balika, Kiribathgoda), loving daughter of P.V. Sompala (Avyurvedic Doctor) and Mrs. Somapala, loving sister of Amara (Amara Motors, Akuressa), Athula (Athula Motors, Akuressa), Dr. Dhammika (General Hospital, Chilaw), Gananatha (Pathirana Graphics, Galle), Bandula (Telecom Monaragala), Madhawa (Pathirana Electricals, Akuressa), passed away. Cortege leaves residence for burial at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2nd. “Ayodhya”, Kalawellagoda Road, Poramba, Akuressa. 042777 

PERERA - ISABELLE - (Retired Principal of Good Shepherd Convent Government Girls School Kotahena), expired. Beloved wife of late Benedict Perera (formerly of Ceylon Insurance Company), loving mother of Antoinette (formerly of Ceylon Oxygen), Chandra (Retired Government Teacher), and Nirmala (formerly of Lake House Printers), mother-in-law of Andrew Samaratunge, Hesketh Kuruppu and Victor Perera, grandmother of Angela & Roy Bandara, Mahesha Samaratunge, Angelo Kuruppu & Sujani Jayawardena, Thabeetha & Chandika Mendis, Indika & Lakmal Mudalige and Rajitha & Nishadi Perera, great-grandmother of Roshani, Shehara, Hiruna, Yenuth, Chiara, Tiana, Yevin & Sayuni. Funeral on Sunday 2nd March. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. 717, Gonawala Road, Sapugaskanda for burial at RC Ground – Sapugaskanda. 042995 

PERERA - MRS. D.H. NALINI. Wife of late Mr. Dogles Perera (Supe. of Works KMC, Kandy). Beloved mother of Shathis, Manjula, Mahesha, mother-in-law of Michale, grandmother of Damien & Nalini Theresa, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 257, Dutugemunu Mawatha, 5 p.m. for cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery Kandy on 2nd at 6 p.m. 043103 

SAMARAKOON - MRS G.P. (Retired Teacher). Beloved wife of the late Mr. M.A.H. Munasinghe, loving mother of Vasantha (Commercial Credit), Damayanthi (Bank of Ceylon), Kapila (Department of Agriculture), Athula (Ceylon Biscuits Ltd), mother-in-law of T.M.K. Bandara (NSB), Anoma and Champa, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 02nd March 2014 for cremation at Makola Cemetery. 506/3/2, Katukurunduwatte Road, Ihala Biyanwila, Kadawatha. 043070 

SATHASIVAM - SRI WIGNARAJAH. Beloved son of late Mr and Mrs A. Shathasivam, loving brother of Jeyamanie, Mano & Shanthi, brother-in-law of M. Poopalanathan & K. Dhayanandarajah, expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Sunday 2nd March, thereafter cortege leaves the Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on the same day. Cremation at the General Cemetery, Kanatte at 4.00 p.m. 042943 

YOGARAJAH - VALAMBIHAL - (Retired Teacher, Colombo Hindu College, Ratmalana). Beloved wife of T. Yogarajah, loving mother of Dr. Balarajan, Manjula, Kaushaladevi, sister of Valinayahi, late Vaitheesweran, Neelambihai, late Sarvalohanayahi, mother-in-law of Poonkothai (Sumi), Kuhendran & Varuna, darling grandmother of Abirami, Mathura, Lakshmi, Darshan & Gajoashan. Funeral took place on 27th February 2014. No. 18, Inner Fairline Road, Dehiwela. Telephone - Kaushi - 0777415279, 2716624. 040143


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