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Sunday, 29 March 2015





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AMATH - GNEI MAZMIL (Dotty) - The family of the late Gnei Mazmil Amath, wife to Dhilam Amath (TDY), mother to Gnei Mufeeldha Dawson (Shaira) & Tuan Omar Amath, mother-in-law to Wafa Amath, grandmother to Hazrie Hallas Dawson, Emerald Serendipity Amath, Heberniese Pollard & Imran Dhilam Amath, daughter to the late Gnei Binthan Amath & the late T.B. Amath, sister to; the late Seenar (Beauty), Kumala (Gnona), Harris (Sana), Ruviena (Roja), Razeena (Queenie) & Mahera (Shirley), all wish to express their deep appreciation to all those who sent messages of condolence, floral tributes, upheld us in their prayers, and who offered such great support and comfort during our bereavement. A special thanks to all the staff at the University College London Hospital & Macmillan Cancer Centre for all their hard work, dedication, kindness & care for the last seven months of Mazmil’s life. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to West Hendon Funeral Services for their diligence in dealing with the all necessary for the funeral, & The ‘Garden of Peace’, for providing the tranquility in her final resting place. We regret our inability to thank everyone individually. Mazmil you are “Never forgotten & in our thoughts eternally”. 049161


AL-HAJ A.J.M. FALEEL - Loving son of late Mr & Mrs A.M.A. Jabbar (Katugastota), son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs M.C.M. Kuddoos, beloved husband of Ummu Dalina, loving father of Fazly, loving father-in-law of Farah, loving grandfather of Amri, Luqmaan, Ihsaan, brother of late Al-Haj Farook, Al-haj Razeen, late Aynul Marzuna, late Hajiani Aynul Yakina, Shafaya, Al-Haj Kaleel, Razick, Hajiani Sithy Naima, brother-in-law of Nazeela, late Hanifa, Aamir Khan, late Sherifdeen, Hajiani Shaifunisha, Naima, Mansoor, Phirozia, late Mihlar. Janaza took place on 23rd March to Battaramulla Burial Ground. 1079C, Kumaragewatte Road, Pelawatte, Battaramulla. 049695 

Al-Haj UKAIL CAREEM (M.U.M. Careem), Former Principal of Matara Ilma College, expired on 19.03.2015. Former teacher of St. Servatius and Rahula College - Matara, Dapulusen College - Dondra, Malharus Sulhiya and Mahinda College - Galle, and Thunduwa Mulsim College, son of late M.I.M. Careem and late Aamina Bebee of Galle, son-in-law of late Abdul Haq and late Fathima Jiffriya of Weligama, husband of Jaiza and late Fakiha, father of Inthaaj, Emaadh, Inthija, and Imala, brother of late Razi, Hadi, Hameeda Beygam, Siththy Zohara, Mazeez, Zameer and Luthufiya, father-in-law of Roshni and Shihara. 114A, New Tangalle Road, Kotuwegoda, Matara. 049164 

CUMARASAMY - Mrs. GNANESWARY (Tellipalai). Beloved wife of Vijayanathan Cumarasamy (50, First Cross Street, Jaffna), precious mother of Prahalathan and Parthibhan, mother-in-law of Priya, affectionate grandmother of Shiv, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 25th March. The funeral will take place on Monday the 30th March 2015, from 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. at the cemetery and crematorium Slough Stoke Road, SL2-5AX. Relations and friends kindly accept this intimation. Viji Cumarasamy, No.3, Oak View Gardens, Langley Grove, Slough SL38PL, Berkshire, U.K. Tel. 0044 175-354-8112. 050337 

DE MEL - SRI NANDA (V.S. DE MEL), formerly of Irrigation Dept, Managing Director of Padminie Construction (Pvt) Ltd. Beloved husband of Padminie, loving father of Hasitha, Samitha, Damitha, father-in-law of Mayondhi and Vinali, beloved grandfather of Tehan and Venya, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on 29th of March for Cremation at Minuwanpitiya Public Cemetery, Panadura. 37, Jayatilake Mawatha, Panadura. 047920 

EPHRAUMS - Mrs. AGNUS THERESE (Akka) - At rest with Jesus. Wife of late Leslie Ephraums, step-mother of Tony and Jerome of Australia, sister of late Muriel Moser, Egerton, Zillie, Leslie, Shelly Joshua and Esmie Beling, darling aunty of Patrick and Solange Beling (UK), Colleen and late Ranjith Dharmasena, Carlisle Beling (Aus.), Rosebud and Leroy Ferdinand Dalston and Shanthi Beling (Aus.), loving grand-aunt of Angelique, Jonathan Beling (UK) Dinesh Dharmasena, Dirk, Delon, Craig Ferdinands (Singapore), Aidan and Liam Beling (Aus), and their families, passed away peacefully on 27th March 2015. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour (Kalubowila) on 29/03/15 at 3.00 p.m. for burial at Kohuwala Cemetery. 050359 

HERATH - Mr. H.M.D.B., formerly of Mercantile Bank, Kandy, father of Lalitha and Padma, father-in-law of R.B. Dissanayake and late Sudath Kumarasinghe, grandfather of Anusha, Nilakshi, Viraji and Gayathri, passed away. Cremation will be at the Mahaiyawa Cemetery, Kandy, at 4.00 p.m. on 30th Monday. 55, Angampitiya Rd, Meda-Bowela, Kandy. 050330 

MRS. MUTHAMMAH GURUSINGHAM, 97, passed away peacefully in Anchorage Alaska, USA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She was the daughter of late Poothathamby Vallipuram and Packiam. Muthammah was born in Malaysia, and grew up in Thirunelvely, Sri Lanka. She was the wife of late Rajasingham Gurusingham of Rangoon, Burma and Padaitharippu, Ceylon, and lived in Rangoon, Burma from 1940 - 1941. She was the last living member of the Vallipuram family, including her brothers Sittampalam, Sachithanandam, Nagaratnam, Dr. Cumaraswamy, Shanmugalingam and Suntharalingam, and her sister Logambihai. Muthammah was quite a world traveller, having lived in Sri Lnaka, Malaysia, Burma, New Zealand and the United States. She became a proud citizen of the United States in 1992, and since then has lived in Indianapolis, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Wellington, New Zealand; and Anchorage, Alaska. She was an avid music lover, singer, voracious reader and a gourmet cook. Muthammah was a great inspiration to all her brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren, and never hesitated to nurture them with love, kindness and patience. Commitment to truth, compassion, justice, peace and spirituality were the guiding principles in her life. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws, friends and relatives with a heavy heart. Muthammah was the mother of Saroja (Sydney, Australia), Dr. Sittampalam (Inidiana, USA), Dr. Gowri (Oamaru, New Zealand, deceased), Thuwaraka (Cotacachi, Ecuador), Dr. Yasoo (Alaska, USA) and Sathiyandra (Wellington, New Zealand); and grandmother of Suhanya and Ramya (Sydney, Australia), Sanjiv (Richmond, USA), Darshan (New York, USA), Lakshman & Anchali (Auckland, New Zealand), Anusha (Raleigh-Durham, USA), Meneka & Nithya (Alaska, USA), and Mithunan & Arvalan (Wellington, New Zealand). She was the great-grandmother of Anika,  Abhira & Reha (Sydney, Australia), Devika (Raleigh-Durham, USA), Cairo Fox & Amikah (Auckland, New Zealand). Muthammah was the mother-in-law of Suntheralingam (Sydney, Australia), Savithri (Indianapolis, USA), Ambihaipahan (Cotachachi, Equador), Dr. Thiru (Anchorage, Alaska) and Gowri (Wellington, New Zealand). Funeral services and cremation were held at Kehl’s Funeral Home, 11621, Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, Alaska, USA on Thursday, February 26, 2015. 048415 

PATHIRANNEHE - WINIFREEDA (nee JAYAWARDENE) (Retired Nursing Sister). Beloved wife of late Maxwell (former Chief Accountant, Public Trustee Dept.), loving mother of Nirmala, Lasath (MPD Lanka), Sujith (Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.), Pradeep (Thrope Estate), mother-in-law of Arunashantha (Orit Apparel Lanka Pvt. Ltd), Gayanthika (Lalan Rubbers Pvt. Ltd), Sayuri and Himali, much loved grandmother of Sanuri, Ameesha, Gayara, Dinod and Nuthara. Cortege leaves residence, No.7A, Aponsu Avenue, Dehiwala on Sunday 29th March at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 049846 

PIERIES - F.A.C.E. (CHANDRA) (formerly of J.E.D.B.) - Beloved husband of Venetia, loving father of Sunanda and Shehan, father-in-law of Asha and Ereka, expired. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 30th March for Burial at St. Thomas’ Church Burial Grounds, Kotte.050373

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