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Sunday, 24 April 2016





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Death Acknowledgements

KARIYAWASAM - H.P (Retired Irrigation Engineer) Wife Sriyani, two daughters Chamila, Heshani and son-in-law Indika have been deeply saddened with the parting of beloved Harry Premanath Kariyawasam wish to thank most sincerely who attended the funeral, helped in many ways with the funeral arrangements, who sent in messages and floral wreaths, banners at the time of bereavement. We sincerely regret our inability to thank them individually. Sriyani. 052419

MARY MERLE DABRERA - Birth 28.11.1922, Death 10.04.2016. We wish to express our very sincere thanks to members of the clergy, relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbours, and fellow parishioners who paid their last respects, attended the funeral, sent floral tributes, messages of condolence and assisted us in numerous ways during our bereavement. We greatly appreciate your prayers and regret our inability to thank you individually. Guy & Tony (Sons), Anoma, Shiroma, Shiranga (daughters-in-law). 054874


REV. FR. ANTHONY FERNANDO, S.J. passed away on 23rd April, 2016 in Negombo. His mortal remains lie at the Chapel, Jesuit Provincialate Akkara Panaha, Negombo till 10 a.m. on Monday 25th. A Mass will be offered on Monday, 25th at 9.00 a.m. at the same place and the remains will be taken to Fatima Retreat House, Lewella, Kandy for burial at the Jesuit burial ground. A Mass will be celebrated at 4.00 p.m. followed by funeral service. St. Xavier Residence, Akkara Panaha, Kimbulapitiya Road, Negombo. 054877 

ALHAJ ILYAS YOOSUF - of Kotahena. Beloved husband of Sithy Fathima Sanoon, son of late A.L.M. Yoosuf and late Hafeela Beevi, son-in-law of late A.M.M. Sanoon and late Noorliya Marikkar, father of Thasneem Romy, father-in-law of Roomy Yehya, brother of late Iqbal (London), Hilmy (Washington D.C.), Munaf, Arafa - (New Jersey), late Zaheera Rafeek, late Fouzia Yehya, late Sooriya Abubucker, Farooka Ansar, Marliya Abubucker Siddeeque and Macsuda Ali Akbar, brother-in-law of Ameer Ahamed and Sithy Aiyda Anif, grandfather of Amjath, Ameena, Yoosuf and Yumna. Burial took place at Maligawatte Burial Ground on 16th April 2016. Address: A4/F5, Bloemendhal Flats, Colombo 13. 053769 

DISSANAYAKE - DONALD. Beloved husband of Lohini, precious father of Vishanthi, Samantha (Australia), Suyama (Australia) and Menik, father-in-law of Seneka, Norella (Australia), Mohan (Australia) and Sriyan, brother of Chandra, Graham, Menik and of late Bertrum, Agnes, Edmund, Pearlyn and Wijaya, passed away peacefully on 16th April 2016. Cremation took place at Maharagama on 18th April 2016. We would like to thank all those who supported us during difficult times including Lions Clubs and special thanks to District 306 A2 Lions who helped us in many ways. 053373 

E.A. YOGARATNAM - (Attorney-at-Law), passed away peacefully in Toronto in the presence of family on April 20th 2016 in his 88th year. He was the son of late Eliyathamby and Annamma, son-in-law of late Vadivelu and Theivani, loving husband of late Sivaneswary; brother of late Jeyaratnam and Gnanamani and brother-in-law of late K.V. Nadarajah of Badulla, beloved father of Mano, Kala and Ravi, father-in-law of Lilojini and Dharmaraj, loving grandfather of Preveena, Sinthuran, Sahana and Abijit. Yogaratnam was born in Jaffna. Practiced Law in Badulla until 1983, and eventually moved to Toronto to live with his family. He was a kind and loving person and as the Patriarch of our family he will be dearly missed. Contact: Mano - 0019054798528, Kala - 0014162508891. 054868 

GOONERATNE - MICHAEL, passed away peacefully on 21st April 2016. Beloved husband of Delrine, dearest father of Lisa (Walkers Tours), son of late Mervyn and Mavis, brother of Sonia, Sondra and Wende, brother-in-law of Christopher Pereira and Stephen Hall, nephew of Audrey Sharp. Service at home at 2 p.m. on Sunday 24th April. Thereafter cortege leaves No. 70, Anderson Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwela at 3 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery, Borella at 4 p.m. on the same day (General Christian Section). 054387 

ISMAIL - HASEENA. The death is announced of Mrs. Haseena Ismail. Beloved wife of late Major M.R. Ismail, daughter of late I.M. Yoosuf of Kandy. Loving mother of Mareena (Singapore), Shehara, Imtiyas (Australia) and Shereena (Australia), mother-in-law of Professor Arif Bongso (Singapore), Monty Wanigasekera, Haneef Mohinudeen (Australia) and Jessy (Mariam - Australia), loving sister of Nawas Yoosuf and late Rooma Ismail. Loving grandmother of Sameera Sean Shanella Mirak, Azouri, Rizwan, Miqsaan, Mishal and Ashna, great grandmother of Dr. Roshna Irshard, Ashard, Ayaan, Seantil, Naomi, Ihsaan, Keyaan, Inez, and Shana. Janaza took place on Friday 1st April 2016 at Katukelle Jumma Mosque. The family wishes to thank all those who attended the Janaza. The family members wish to express their sincere gratitude to all those who attended the funeral and those who sent their condolences. 053006 

JEEVI - (London) - Beloved wife of late Iqbal Yoosuf, loving mother of Sharmaine and Shums, mother-in-law of Abdullah and Samina, loving grandmother of Ammara, Katheejah, Zakariya and Hanaan, sister-in-law of late Zahira, late Fouzia, Hilmy, Ilyas, Munaf, Faruqa, late Sooriya, Marley, Arafa and Macsuda. Burial took place in London on 12th April 2016. Address: No. 60, Cumberland Road, Hanwel, London. 053773 

KANNANGARA - MADURA - Beloved wife of Philip Wijekoon Kannangara, loving mother of Palinda Malith (IESL), mother-in-law of Chamini, darling grandmother of Siluni, sister of Ranee, Monica, late Sarojini and of Ajantha, sister-in-law of late Jin and Upali and of Nihal and Hon. Maheepala Herath (Chief Minister - Sabaragamuwa), expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 66, Molamure Mawatha, Kegalle on Monday 3.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Kegalle. 054867 

MOHOMED NIZAR NOUFEL AZAD - Proprietor, Manning Enterprise, Wellawatte. Husband of late Fathima Fazli, loving father of Safra, Safiya & Althaf, father-in-law of Imran Hassan, son of late A.R.M. Nizar and late Sithy Huzaima, son-in-law of M.I.M. Mowjood and late Sithy Zareeha, brother of Zahara, Kamil, Rahim, Sibithy and Hussain, brother-in-law of Aboobuckker, Zohra, Naleera, Bary, Azeeka, Akram, Aysha, Fazra, Haroos, Fazna & Faariez, grandfather of Amaani, Amaan and Aamir. Janaza took place on Monday 18th April.   27/2, Sri Dharmarama Road, Ratmalana. 054612 

NAZILA RAZEEN - Dearly beloved wife of Al-Haj A.J.U. Razeen. Dearest daughter-in-law of late Mr & Mrs A.M.A. Jabbar of Kandy, fond sister-in-law of late Al-Haj Farouk, late Al- Haj Faleel, late Inul Maruzuna, late Hajiyani Inul Yakeena, Shafaya, Al-Haj Kaleel, Razik, Hajiyani Sithy Naima, sister-in-Islam of Malik & Fathima, Janaza took place on 20th April at Jawatta Jumma Mosque burial ground. 118/3, Old Kesbewa Road, Nugegoda. 054718


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