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Sunday, 30 March 2014





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Death Acknowledgements

PROFESSOR G.P. WANNIGAMA - Tilani and Vajit, wish to express gratitude to all those who attended the funeral of our late father, sent floral tributes, messages of condolence and assisted us in numerous ways. We wish to convey our deepest gratitude to all staff, past & present students of the Science Faculty, University of Peradeniya, who assisted us in countless ways during all times. We thank his colleagues of all Universities here and abroad, and all Associations of all Universities who sent floral tributes and condolences. We extend our sincere gratitude to Doctors and Staff of Peradeniya Hospital & Kandy Private Hospital for their care during his brief illness. We regret our inability to thank them individually. Tilani Email: [email protected] Vajit Email: [email protected] 062409



ABEYSENA - G.P. LEELA SWARNATHILEKA. Esteemed wife of late K.A. Albert Abeysena, beloved mother of Manel, valued mother-in-law of Nanda, first born of late G.P. Rapiel Gunewardena and late Warusapperuma Hamine of Welegedara, Aththanagalla, sister of JC, Harry, Lionel, Henry, Annie, Soma, Padma, Dolly all deceased,expired. Cortege leaves 78/2, Fussel’s Lane, Wellawatte at 04.00 p.m. on Sunday 30th March for cremation at Mt. Lavinia. 062497 

ABEYWARDENA - DR GERRY QUINTUS ALBERT ANSLEM (QUINTUS) - Beloved son of the late Albert and Mary Abeywardena, loving husband of Gene, precious father of Harsha (Hiran) and Neomal, father-in-law of Depika and Manjula, loving grandfather of Hasith, Nishan and Sonali, brother of the late Joan, Tharsilla and Rev. Sister M. Pierre AC, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 30th March for Interment at Mount Lavinia General Cemetery Catholic Section. Address : 14C1, Medial Road, Ratmalana.     2412 

ANIFF - ALHAJ TASHKENT ANIFF (TAZI), Vivanta By Taj- Bentota. Son of the late Fareed Aniff & of Hajiani Seenar Aniff, son-in-law of Alhaj Endra Sally and of the late Arushiya, husband of Ashra and father of Madheena, Najma and Rahma, brother of Alhaj Zara, Sharmila and Hafiz, expired on 25th March 2014, buried same evening at Mohideen Jumma Masjid Wettumakade, Kalutara. Family members wish to thank all who attended the Janaza and helped us in many ways, in our time of grief. Our special thanks to the Area Director, General Manager and all Staff of Vivanta By Taj- Bentota. Mrs M.T. Aniff, 493, Galle Road, Kalutara.061444

GUNARATNE DR. M.H. (Senior Consultant in Economics) - Beloved husband of Kusum (Retired FPA), loving father of Upul (Trinity College), Sajith (STC), Thusitha (STC), father-in-law of Manouri and Ashika, grandfather of Ashmitha (Ladies College), beloved brother of Shanthi Kumarage, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence for cremation from “Sirisadaniwase”, Kannadeniya, Kahapathwella Galagedara on Sunday 30th March at 2.30 p.m. Cremation at Uduwa Cemetery at 4 p.m.       062538

GUNASEKERA KAMALA (Nee PINIDIYA). Wife of the late Arthur Dias Gunasekera, loving mother of Indrika and Asitha, mother-in-law of Dr. Sanath Jayanetti, much loved grandmother of Kaveendra, Kanishka and Kalana, sister of the late H.L.S. Pinidiya, late Malini De Silva, late B.S. Pinidiya, late C.S. Pindiya and of Anula Abeysundara. Cremation took place on the 28th of March 2014 at Borella Kanatte at 6.00 p.m., according to her last wishes. We the family members of late Kamala Gunasekera wish to express our sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for attending the funeral, sending floral tributes and messages of condolence at our recent bereavement.   062536  

JAYASINGHE - GAMINI (TONY) - Husband of Kalyani (nee Coswatte), father of Sajee (Canada) & Lakshika (Sri Lankan Airlines), father-in-law of Chandana & Nishan, grandfather of Tiara, son of the late Anton & Clera Jayasinghe, brother & brother-in-law of Toby & Chithra and Bandu and Swinitha. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. Cremation at Godigamuwa Cemetery, Maharagama on Sunday 30th March at 6.00 p.m. Address: 188/40A, Siri Ratanapala Mawatha, Pathiragoda Road, Nawinna, Maharagama.061065 

JOSEPH - B.E. (Bernard Emmanuel), Kotahena. (Retired Sri Lanka Port Commission and OMIC Lanka). Husband of late Daisy Ratnam, brother of late Gnanapriragasam and late Arulanandam, father of late Terrance Joseph, Clarence Joseph (UK), late Trevince Joseph, Chelvathy Inbarajan and Thilakavathy Karunaratne (Bank of Ceylon), father-in-law of Renuka Advani (UK), R. Inbarajan (Ex. Uni Walkers LTD), and T.H. Karunaratne (Retired Bank of Ceylon) and grandfather of Bro. Bernard Prabath Inbarajan OCist, Dr. Sajith Karunaratne and wife Dr. Maduri Lewangama, Daniel Prabeshanth (UK) and Ajantha Karunaratne (Standard Chartered Bank, Wellawatte), expired on 29th March 2014. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.     062537

KANAPATHIPILLAI VELUMAILUM, (formerly teacher in Point Pedro and later Insurance Corporation of Sri Lanka, earlier resident of Chundikuli, Jaffna). Son of the late Kandiah Kanapathipillai and the late Parvathy of Vallipuram, Point Pedro, beloved husband of the late Vallinayaki (Madduvil North), loving father of Sathiya, Sathianathan, Loganathan, Sivanathan, the late Vijayanathan, Rani, Kumari, Chandra, Vasantha, Kuhanathan, Jakanathan and Ranganthan, father-in-law of Maheswaran, Punitha, Geetha, Gowri, Jeyachandran, the late Vijayaratnam, the late Balendran, Paramalingam, Ruby and Bubby, loving grandfather of Sashi, Sanju, Samitha, Arjuna, Shiyam, Krishni, Lavan, Archana, Kesavan, Janani, Meera, Sangeetha, Shalini, Bhara, Dinoshan, Subeetha, Sathes, Abilash, Ashwin, Neha, Sathiyan, Ketan, Ahilan, Tashvir and Venetia, beloved great grandfather of Prashana, Trishana, Radha, Veena, Maaya, Harini, Yuvan, and Sanvi, passed away peacefully in Toronto, Canada. Final rituals and cremation will be held at Bowmanville Crematorium, 1200 Haines Street today, March 30 between 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Contact: Sathi Velumailum (USA): 908-421-4879, [email protected] Logan Velumailum: 416-410-1620, [email protected] Dr. Vasantha Paramalingam: (UK), 208-950-5877. [email protected] 061873 

KARUNARATNE - ROHAN - Dearly beloved son of the late Nelson and Susima, loving brother of Dilkie, Shalini and Jayanath, brother-in-law of Daman, precious uncle of Hiran, Tushara, Shehan, Dinusha, Rehan and Casmira. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cremation Sunday 30th March at 5 p.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte. 062365 

MANDALAWATTE - MALLIKA - Beloved wife of the late Keerthidasa Mandalawatte, loving mother of Dr. Sarath Mandalawatte, expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella on Sunday 30th March for Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 5.30 p.m.062410

MARTINESZ - CHRISTOBEL LEONORA (KITTY) - Beloved wife of the late Arnold, loving mother of Angelo, George and Lygia, mother-in-law of Aloma, Lourdes and Ives Koelmeyer, sister of Gracilla and Neville, sister-in-law of Velma, Renzie, the late Vincent, Fredrick, Verginia & Jerom, grandmother of Christobel & Carlos, Hestia & Derrick, Ives & Varuni, Ioni & Viraj, Aundre & Prasadi, Georgia & Gihan, Alwyn, George & Aurin. Cortege leaves residence No. 215, Nagoda, Kandana at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 30th March for Burial at St. John the Baptist Church Burial Ground, Nagoda, Kandana. United Kingdom and Australian papers please note.062378 

PERERA - DOROTHY OLGA (Nee WANIGATUNGA). Beloved mother of Kumar & Ajit Rupasinghe, Pravin & Sonali Perera. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 12.00 noon on Sunday 30th March. Service at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 31st March, thereafter cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 4.30 p.m. 062506 

RATNAPALA, CHANDRA - Beloved wife of the late Mr A.V.D. Ratnapala (Canal View Stores, Bambalapitiya), loving mother of Ranjini, Suneetha, Nihal, Manohari, Thamara, Niranjala and the late Ananda, the late Thilak, the late Susantha, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 30th March at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. 35, De Alwis Place, Dehiwala.061248 

SAMARATUNGA - LALITH. Beloved husband of Jasintha, loving father of Jeevika (Directress of St. Theresa’s Montessori House of Children), Dilushi (Directress of St. Theresa’s Speech and Drama), father-in-law of Yohan Perera (Ravi Industries), loving son of Mrs Regina and the late Mr Melitus Samaratunga, loving brother of Carmaline, Shamishta, Vinodani and Kumuduni and loving grandfather of Dewvin. Cortege leaves residence No. 7 F 9, National Housing Scheme, Raddolugama at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 30th March 2014. Burial at Waththawa Cemetery, Raddolugama.  062367


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