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Sunday, 19 May 2013





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
Death Acknowledgements

DR. KUMARAKULASINGHE - GRACE BARR. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words. As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day, whatever you did to console my heart. I thank you whatever the part. Thank you most sincerely for your kind expression of sympathy, I apologize for not having thanked all those concerned individually. Sudhir.           110873 

GUNASEKERA - PHYLLIS Wife of the late Dr. Dudley Gunasekera and members of his family wish to express our deep gratitude to the team of Doctors, Nurses and support staff of Asiri Medical and Nawaloka Hospitals for the Care and Assistance Provided to Dr. Gunasekera during his illness. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to the members of the clergy, as well as all those dear colleagues, friends and relatives who honored Dr. Gunasekera by their presence at the funeral, sent floral tributes, messages of condolence and assisted us in countless ways during this Sorrowful occasion. We sincerely regret our inability to convey our thanks individually. No. 7, Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha, Colombo 05.            111566 

WEERAPANA - SENARATH. The family of the late Senarath Weerapana would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and the Venerable Maha Sanga, who helped them following the recent sad loss of a loving member of our family. We also wish to thank the Secretary and Staff of the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage, Chief Representatives and the staff of JICA, Colombo office, President and members of the Capri Club of Colombo and his former colleagues of Sri Lanka Public Service, for their presence at the funeral home and the crematorium, for the messages of sympathy, generous donations made towards the religious ceremonies, and for the respect and sympathy shown to the family at this difficult time. We regret our inability to thank them individually. 184 E, Kanatte Road, Talapathpitiya, Nugegoda.           111554


ARIYADASA - M.G.  Retired Chief Clerk of Petroleum, Personal Section. Beloved husband of Shrimathi Ariyadasa, loving father of children, expired on 17th May 2013. Remains lie at residence No. 18, St. Reeta Road, Ratmalana. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 19th 2013 at 5.00 p.m. for cremation at the Mount Lavinia General Cemetery.          111751 

CHARLOTTE MARAMBE PURIJJALA KUMARIHAMY Beloved wife of the late Basil Purijjala of Matale, precious mother of Ajitha Purijjala (Attorney-at-Law, Bayer Cropscience), darling “Amma” of Priyanthi Udalagama (Hillwood College, Kandy), beloved sister of the late Kamala Batangala, the late Godwin Marambe, Reginald, Violet Dimbulana, Arthur, Prema Arawwawala, Sumedha, and Cecil, darling grandmother of Navanajith (S. Thomas’ Colege, Mount Lavinia), Romasha (Ladies College, Colombo 7), and Dhojitha (STC), expired. Cortege leaves residence 26/13, George E. De Silva Mawatha, Kandy on 20th May 2013 (Monday) at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at Mahaiyawa.        112048

EDIRISINGHE - CHRISTOPHER (USA). Beloved husband of Janet, loving father of Ishanie and Waruna Delgahagoda, Chanaka and Vardui, darling Seeya of Shenalie and Layla, precious brother of Christhanie and Sonia, brother-in-law of Ann Perera, Hugo Edirisinghe, Laki Wickremesinghe, Nalin Vitarana, passed away peacefully on Wedneday 24th April 2013 in Shadow Hills, California.           106988 

FERNANDO - ANSUMALI (nee PEIRIS) The ashes of the late ANSUMALI FERNANDO (nee PEIRIS), dearly beloved wife of Kingsley, loving mother-in-law of Keshari and Kirula Leelasena, Michael and Catherine, devoted grandmother of Kavisha and Farah (all of UK), daughter of the late Arnold and Sita Peiris of Moratuwa, affectionate sister and sister-in-law of Tilak and Anoma, the late Sunimal and of Sharmine, Savithri and Mahes Siriwardena will be interred at the family vault at the General Cemetery, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa after service at the Methodist Church, Rawathawatte at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, 26th May 2013. Friends and relations, please accept this intimation. No. 36, Goldsmith Avenue, Acton, London W 36.              109175 

FERNANDO - RANJAN ANTONY Dearly beloved husband of Nirmalie, father of Rehan and Ranil, much loved father-in-law of Salusha, son of the late I.J. and the late Joy Fernando, brother of the late Ranjith, Rohan and Ravi, son-in-law of the late Reggie and Joan Silva, brother-in-law of Sweena, Terry, Sharmalene, Marie, Ravindra, Roshan, Sonali, Mario and Niroshini. Burial will take place in California, USA on Monday 20th May . 1046 Fernleaf Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA. Memorial Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, Thimbirigasyaya at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 20th May.           111406 

FERREIRA - nee VANDER HOEVEN (Sheila Loo). Beloved wife of the late Rodney Malcolm Ferreira (C.G.R. Engine Driver), much adored mother of Ravenal, Shane (Australia), Ryan (Dubai), mother-in-law of Chulanganie, Sandra (Australia), Sherone (Dubai), sister of Dolly, Melba, Kitty, the late Sandy, the late Rusell, the late Shirley, grandmother of Lakshan & Rukshinie, Nigel & Melisa (Australia), Joshua & Jessica (Dubai), passed away peacefully on 16th May 2013. Remains lie at 86/13, Saheli Mawatha, Ambagahapura, Boralesgamuwa. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 20th at 3.30 p.m. after service for burial at Godigamuwa Burial Ground, at 4.30 p.m.            112038 

KARUNADASA - PIYASEELI CHANDRA. It is with much regret that we announce the death of our mother PIYASEELI CHANDRA KARUNADASA, nee EDUSSURIYA (Former Lecturer, Pasdunrata College of Education, Kalutara) who passed away on 10th April 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Beloved wife of the late Mr. Karunadasa Hewawithana (Former Principal, Teachers’ Training Colleges), loving mother of Dushyanthi, Dev and Gothama, mother-in-law of Pradeepa and Nimali, grandmother of Thevinu and Oneli and sister of Mallika, Rathnasiri and the late Bandusiri. According to her wishes, remains were donated to the Medical Faculty, University of Melbourne. Dushyanthi Dev and Gothama. Melbourne, Australia.            107839 

NANAYAKKARA - LAKMALI Nee GUNAWARDENA. Beloved daughter of the late D.G.R. Gunawardena and of Samyapali, darling mother of Keshini, sister of Chandima, Varuni and Niroshana, sister-in-law of Shanaz and Neville, died under tragic circumstances. Funeral on         Sunday 19th May at General Cemetery Borella. Cremation at 5.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. 28/2, Gower Street, Colombo 5. No flowers by request.         112055 

NANAYAKKARA - GERARD SHIHAN. (GM /Chief Operations Officer, Softlogic Finance PLC).       Husband of Dulini Nanayakkara, (Asst. Manager Commercial bank, Kadawatha), father of Randil & Venuja (Lyceum International, Wattala), son of Vernan & Shirley Nanayakkara. Cortege leaves residence No. 15, Weerasinghe Mawatha, Waragoda, Kelaniya at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 19th May, burial at Nayakakanda Church Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.       112054 

RAJATHURAI - V.M. of Jaffna, Retired Irrigation Engineer. Loving husband of the late Rajeswary, loving father of R. Ravindran (U.K.), Shyamala Rajan (U.S.A.), Niranjala (Ratmalana), loving father-in-law of the late Terry Rajan, Premala Ravindran (U.K.), loving brother of the late M. Thiyagaraja, M. Thawaraja (UK), loving grandfather of Laveena Rajan (U.S.A.), Mayone Maha Rajan (U.S.A.), Judhika Aarani Ravindran (U.K), loving brother-in-law of Maheswary (Canada), Nalayini (U.K). Viewing will take place Saturday May 18th at 10.00 a.m. onwards. Leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour, Mt. Lavinia on Sunday, May 19th at 1.00 p.m. Cremation will take place at 2.00 p.m. at the Mt. Lavinia Cemetery.              109158 

WICKRAMATILLAKE - MARY PANDITHARATNE  Retired Senior Nurse, Castle Street Hospital. Wife of the late Mr. Ranjith Wickramatillake, mother of the late Sujeewa Wickramatillake, mother-in-law of Shamalka Dias (LECO), grandmother of Asel Lochana Wickramatillake, expired. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella from Saturday 18th at 4 p.m. Cortege leaves parlour for cremation on Sunday at 4 p.m. at General Cemetery, Borella.          111625 




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