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Sunday, 25 October 2015





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AL HAJ M.H.L ABDUL ALEEM - son of late Al Haj moulavi M.I.L Hasan Lebbe (former staff, Zahira college, Colombo,Aluthgama) and of Mrs, Sithy Fathima of Thunduwa. passed away in Salala, Oman on the 17th of October 2015 (Inna lillahi wainna ilaihi rajioon) Janaza took place in Oman. We the members of his family wish to express our deepest and heartfelt thanks to all those who helped us and comforted us in numerous ways in Oman and in Srilanka. We regret our inability to thank each one of them individually. ‘Fatimah Mahal’ 200, Kandy Road, Mawanella .162474 

AMARAKOON - DR. DHARMARATNE - The family members of the late Dr. Dharmaratne Amarakoon would like to express heartfelt gratitude to all relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours who expressed condolences, sent tributes, made generous donations plus other thoughtful contributions and showed their support from near and afar. We would also like to thank the staff of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Jayaratne Funeral Directors, Dangolla and Kotuwella Funeral Support Societies as well as venerable members of the Clergy. We sincerely regret our inability to convey our appreciation individually. Anula, Kushan and Dilini. 164219 

SITHY FARIDA RAHIM - Beloved wife of Marhoom Tuan Juhara Kamal Rahim, much loved mother/mother-in-law of Brann/Patsy, Marhoom Hussain/Mufliha, Munawwar / Nargis, Gamal/Shanaz (Dubai), Halaldeen/Refaya, darling grandmother of Reza/Nataliya (Australia), Dinesh/Tracy, Rozanna/Shaminka (Australia), Miandad/Zara (Baharain), Mumtaz/Rukshan (Sweden), Natasha, Mushtaq, Ashmita, Akesh, Sushmita (Dubai), dearly beloved great grandmother of Alex, Dominic, Liam, Javan, Maritza and Ikram, passed away on 13th October 2015. Janaza took place on the same day at the Veyangoda Muslim Burial Ground. We thank the doctors and staff of Ward Ten of Base Hospital, Wathupitiwala, those who attended the funeral, sent condolence messages and were there with us during our moment of grief. 162596


REV. FR. RAYAPPU MARIYANAYAGAM O.M.I. Remains lie at De Mazenod House, Mattakkuliya from 1 p.m. on Saturday 24th October. Holy Mass will be held at 6.30 a.m. on Monday 26th. His remains thereafter will be removed to Fatima Church, Deans Road, Maradana. Funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. followed by burial at Borella Kanatte, Fr. Provincial O.M.I. 165236

ABEYSURIYA - ROHINI (nee FERNANDO) - The death occurred of Dr. (Mrs.) Rohini Abeysuriya on 22nd October 2015, beloved wife of late Dr. Punnyasri Abeysuriya, loving mother of Ravi, mother-in-law of Dilani, grandmother of Sanduni and Thilina. Last rites were performed according to her wishes. Any donations, in memory to be given to the Sri Lanka Council for the blind. 165195 

BASNAYAKE - HIS EXCELLENCY ARTHUR. (Former Diplomat & Professor of International Relations). Dearly beloved husband of Damini, loving father of Aruna, Ruwani and Kolitha, father-in-law of Tomomi, Magnus and Kathryn, loving grandfather of Rahul, Maya & Meena, Reuben and Austen, affectionate brother of late Valentine, late Sita, late Malini and of Kamala, Mahinda, Prema and Rohan, brother-in-law of late Indira and of Anil and Jayantha Wickramasinghe. The funeral of Prof. Arthur Basnayake will be held on Monday October 26th and not on Sunday October 25th as mentioned earlier, due to the dealy in the arrival of family members. Cortege leaves residence 198, Stanley Tillekeratne Mawatha, Nugegoda at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 26th October for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 4.00 p.m. 165231 

FERNANDO - DENNIS - (Formerly of CWE) - Beloved husband of Therese (former Teacher), loving father of Nilanthie (Staff, St. Joseph College, Enderamulla), father-in-law of Wasantha Perera (Adamjee Lakmanjee Ltd), affectionate grandfather of Nemdini, brother of late Charles, late Joseph, late Rita, brother-in-law of Clarice, late Francisca and Morris, late Aloysius, Brenda, Patrick, Helen, Josephine, late Alex, late Callista, Sherly, Celine, late Reginold, late Hyacinth, Rita Damien Stephanie, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. Sunday 25.10.2015. “Kuda Kusum”, Bopitiya, Pamunugama. Burial at Bopitiya R/C Cemetery. 165212 

GYI - DAVID AUGUSTINE passed away on Friday 23rd October 2015. Husband of Svetlana, father of O-lan, Alain, Kalen, Daria and Nadia and brother of late Patricia, Mavis, late Derek, late Percy and late Arthur. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour, Borella from 10 a.m. onwards on Sunday 25th October 2015 followed by burial at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 25th October 2015 at Roman Catholic Section, General Cemetery Kanatte, Colombo 8. 165287 

MARIKAR - RUZAINA - Wife of late Mansoor Marikar (Attrorney-at-Law, former Mayor of Galle), much loved mother of Zuhuriya Hussain and Fairooz Marikar, (Attorney-at-Law), mother-in-law of Kamil Hussain and Munawwara Marikar, beloved grandmother of Haamid Shakir, Ifaadh and Hamdhan, eldest daughter of late MHS Marikar and late Fathima Marikar, daughter-in-law of Late Mohomed S. Marikar and late Omar Fathima Marikar, much loved sister of Mumtaz, Fareeza, Imtiyaz, Riyaz and late Marina, sister-in-law of M.A.Q.M. Gazzali, (Attorney-at-Law), Farihiya, Sithy Kadeeja, Rukshana, Fouzi, Nasar, Carder, Shakira, Baraka, Zacky and Sabith. Janaza took place on Tuesday 20th of October 2015. 55, Leyn Baan St., Fort, Galle. 164997 

REZEL - GEORGE - Beloved husband of Ruth, father of Prince, Errol, Christopher and Maxi, father-in-law of Rasika, Radeeka and Susan, precious grandfather of Ryan, Ramona, Yohan, Damian and Baby Leanne, brother of Doris, Merle, Margie, Shirley, Barbara, Yvonne, Patricia and Gordon (Donald), brother-in-law of Lawrence, Sarath, Anne, Shirani (Tita Girl) and G.K. Sumathipala (Sana Boy). Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Monday 26th October at 4 p.m., burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (General Christian Section). 165288 

SILVA - JAYANTHI - Beloved wife of late Jayasiri Peiris, darling mother of Anusha and Kushari (Dubai), beloved mother-in-law of Manjula (Dubai) and Malinga, grandmother of Uvidu, Jayaki, Januki, sister of Punyawathi, Douglas, Thusitha, late Aryawathi, Malini, passed away peacefully. Funeral on 26th October at Rawathawatte Crematorium at 5 p.m. Cortege leaves residence No.224/8, Karadiyana Road, Batakeththara, Piliyandala at 4 p.m. Tel. 0112707407. 165283 

THAVAMANY - SPENCER - passed away peacefully on August 05, 2015, after a brief illness in Oakville, Canada. Beloved wife of Princely Spencer, loving mother of Melanie and Roshanie, mother-in-law of Jeff Middel and fond grandmother of Damaries and Micah, beloved daughter of the late Mr and Mrs S.R. Spencer of Brown Road, Jaffna, much loved sister of Mani Rajasenan, Ranji Thambirajah, Deva Spencer (Sri Lanka), Jebamany Gunaratnam, Thiru Abraham, Jeyasothy Sinnatamby and Reuban Spencer (UK) and sister-in-law of late Kingsley Rajasenan, George Thambirajah, Victor Gunaratnam, Bala Abraham, Galahad Sinnatamby, Shanthi Spencer (UK), Stanley Spencer (Sri Lanka) and Sherine Doss (Malaysia). A beautiful service of Thanksgiving was held at the Glen Oaks Chapel and her remains were laid to rest at the Glen Oak Burial Ground. Email : [email protected]. 161771 

WIJEKOON - MRS. ROHINI (MALLIKA) - (former staff at Central Bank and Supreme Courts), dearly beloved wife of renowned Ceylon Hockey Captain and Coach Herbert Wijekoon, affectionate mother of Major (retired) Sajith Shamendra Wijekoon, Dr. Udeni Wijekoon, Menaka Wijekoon and Subashini Wijekoon, mother-in-law of Lt. Col. Raveendra Wanniyanayake, Bhathiya Alahakoon and Ramani Wijekoon, grandmother of Gimhani, Induwara and Piyara, sister of Wimal, Preethi, late Siri Suriyaratchie, Nelum Bulathgama. Remains lie at 210/3, Thalawathugoda Rd, Pitakotte. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 26th for burial at Beddagana Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tel. 2861146 / 0777798079. 165285


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