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Sunday, 14 August 2016





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Death Acknowledgements

DEVAPRGASAM - Mr. ARULPRAGASAM - The family members of late Mr. Arulpragasam Devapragasam wish to extend our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends for their presence at the funeral. We also wish to thank all those who sent floral tributes, messages of condolence and assisted in numerous ways. Please accept this press acknowledgement as a token of heartfelt appreciation. 111455 

SALDIN - GNEI BINTHAYON (nee MEEDIN) - Beloved wife of the late Tuan Bagoos Saldin, loving mother of Maureen and Shano, mother-in-law of Robin Hamid and Fairoze Burah, daughter of DAH Meedin (Inspector of Police) and Zam Zam, sister of Ted (Tuani), Raja, Fareena and Geeva, loving grandmother of Aqeela and Rifard Faizal and Zalik and Jemeela Burah. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends who attended the funeral, sent messages of condolence and assisted us in numerous ways during our time of grief. We regret our inability to thank each and everyone individually. “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi Rajioon”. “May Allah grant her Jannathul Firdaus”. 22/1, Nisansala Pedesa, Off Temple Road, Attidiya. 110246


ANANDAPALA ALAHENDRA - Beloved husband of Yvonne, father of Krishan and Tania, father-in-law of Prasanna and Thiloka and brother of late Kamala Hemachandra, Chandra Ubesiri, Gnanawathi Dewasurendra, Piyadasa Alahendra, Jayathilake Alahendra and Leela Dewasurendra. Remains lie at 138, Thannekumbura, Kandy. Funeral takes place on 15th August 2016, at 3.30 p.m. at the Mahaiyawa Cemetery. 112068

CHITTY- LEILA: Beloved wife of the late George Chitty,  (Queen’s Counsel), daughter of the late Dr.E.V. Ratnam and Rose Beatrice Ratnam, loving mother of Ajit, Gritakumar, the late Indira, and Chris (USA), mother-in-law of Rapti, Shanta, Chandra Corea and Julienne, grandmother of Zal, Dinusha, Roshan, Shonine, Rustom, Gitendra, Chandeep, Sajit, Christian and Charles, sister of the late Mrs Nesamani Sellathurai, the late Dr. Rajathurai Ratnam, the late Mahesa Ratnam and the late Dr. Kumaran Ratnam, passed away peacefully on 7 August 2016. The body was interred at a private funeral at the General Cemetery Colombo. A Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held shortly. Goodwood, 14, Cambridge Place, Colombo 07. 109256 

FERNANDO - Dr. ESME (Nee JAYASINGHE) - Beloved wife of the late Dr. Terence, loving mother of Subodhini and Dr. Renuka, doting grandmother of Thissa, Alison, Dann, Sunila and Nimal, mother-in-law of Kenneth Clarke and Kishan De Silva, sister of the late Dr. Hector, the late Clarice, the late Seela, Dora and the late Dr. Sirima, sadly passed away on the 31st July 2016. The funeral will take place on 17th August 2016 at the Vinters Park Crematorium, Maidstone, Kent, UK. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. May she attain Nibbana. 108929 

GUNASEKERA - JEEWANEE BANDARA - Beloved wife of Neomal, loving mother of Nirodha (DSI) and Yasitha (A&E), mother-in-law of Dr. Kalani, daughter of late Janaka Bandara and Padma Dissanayake, sister of Vishaka, Nilanthi and Manoj (PS Member), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 14, for cremation at Siyambalape Cemetery. 112023 

MOHIDEEN - SITHY HANIYA - The death is announced of Sithy Haniya Mohideen - Beloved wife of Marhoom Ahmed Jiffrey Mohideen (Habib Bank Ltd), loving daughter of A.H.M. Rashard & Marhooma Noor Rafiya, daughter-in-law of Marhoom A.T.M. Mohideen & Marhooma Nusaiba Umma, loving mother of Musharaff (Star fabrics), Fihama & Mohamed (Amlak Finance, Dubai), mother-in-law of Shaheera, Marhoom Faiz Jiffry (Commonwealth Jewellers) & Hajara, loving grandmother of Zahara, Farah, Fayaz (Mashreq Bank, Qatar), Ramla & Sameena, sister of Zareefa, Marzoona, Marhooma Faiza, Marhooma Ummul Khair, Marhoom Mohamed, Marhoom Hazam, Hazly & Hussain, sister-in-law of Sithy Alavi, Ayn, Khadeeja, Fareeha, Fareeda, Zareena, Shahul Hameed & Nooma. Janaza took place on 10th of August 2016 to Kuppiyawatte Muslim Burial Ground. Residence No. 16, Karunaratne Abeysekera Mawatha (Zaleski Place), Colombo - 10. 111954 

NANDAWATHI - L.H. MRS. - Mirissa. Beloved wife of late M.H. Danister Silva, mother of late Rohini, late Ranjith, Dhammika (CEY-ICE), Jayantha, Jeewa, Manel, Ananda (Paradise Beach Club), Mirissa, Dharshana (Silan-Mo, Mirissa), mother-in-law of Ramani, Athula, Visuddhika and Samudra, grandmother of Ruwan, Sachini, Renuja, Ranuli, Amali, Inushi and Nirushi, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 14th at 4 p.m. for cremation at Matara Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. Ranjith Wasa, Mirissa. Tel. 041-2253631. 111660 

RAJAPAKSA - DR. ANIL - Beloved husband of Stephanie, loving father of Suresh and Sonali, father-in-law of Alice and Tristan, brother of Anura, late Naveen and Priyan. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella on Monday 15th August at 4 p.m. 100, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7. 112073

RAJENDRAM - CHANDRAN ANTON - Loving husband of Premela Rajendram, father of Tanuja, Tarek and Tamim, father-in-law of Jayaraman Gnanasekaran, Lekha Yappa, grandfather of Shanthi, Sajiv, Shriya, Sathya Gnanasekaran and Lakshmini and Linuki Yappa, son of NMJ Rajendram and Marie Regina Rajendram, expired and cremated in Chennai, India on 16/07/2016. Viewing will be held on August 15th 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. and Memorial Service to be conducted on August 16th 2016 at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour, 115, D.S. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Following the Service, the ashes will be conveyed to the Negombo Cemetery for burial in the Family Vault. 109355 

RATWATTE - IRANGANIE DUNUWILLE - Beloved wife of late Barnes Ratwatte, loving mother of Barnes, Sarath and Anoma, mother-in-law of Tamara and Sharmim, much loved grandmother of Viren and Arjun, sister of late Rohini Jayaratne and late Asoka Dunuwille and of Vivina Bandaranaike and Harindra Dunuwille, expired on 13.08.2016 and cremated on the same day. 112041 

SAPARAMADU - S.D. (Ceylon Civil Service). Husband of Rupa, father of Anura, Mohan, Kassapa and Upul Nayani, father-in-law of Taisia, Kshenuke, Chamindry and Uditha, grandfather of Senura, Kaveen, Saveen, Vijani and Ru Mary, expired. 11, Pepiliyana Mawatha, Pepiliyana. Cortege leaves residence at 4 p.m. on 14 August 2016 for cremation at Kohuwala Cemetery at 5 p.m. 111074 

SATKUNASINGHAM - MRS. MEENALOGINI of Chavakachcheri, living at Dehiwela, expired. Beloved wife of Mr. Satkunasingham (Retd. Engineer), beloved mother of Devapriyan (Canada), Devashanthan, Devasuthan (Qatar), sister of late Chandrasekaran (Chandiran, Canada) and Manoranji, mother-in-law of Kanimoly (Ladies’ College, Colombo 7), grandmother of Kavinthala. The remains will be at Mahinda Parlour, Mount Lavinia from 10 a.m. on 13th August 2016 and will be removed for cremation on 14th August at 2.30 p.m. for services and will be cremated at 4 p.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte (Borella). Phone 2726470. 111773 

UPAWANSA - G.K.  - Former Assistant Director Agriculture Department. Husband of Lalitha, father of Saman, Nayanie and Deepika, father-in-law of Ranjanee Nandana and Mangala, expired. The remains lie at Gannoruwa Muruthalawa. Cremation will be at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 14th August 2016. 112027 

WICKRAMANAYAKE - ANURA (Retired Education Officer). Father of Anuruddha (Wathsala), father-in-law of Iranga and beloved husband of late Shanthi, expired. Funeral will be held at 4.00 p.m. on 14th August 2016 at the Seeduwa Liyanagemulla Crematorium. Remains lie at Western Funeral Parlour (Negombo) from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. 111678 

YOGESWARAN (YOGAN) SATHIANATHAN - OAM and JP. Loving husband of Dr. Vino and father of Dr. Haran, father-in-law of Sasha, grandfather of Mia, son of late Daniel Sathianathan and Mercy Sathianathan, brother of Lalitha Niles, Rajan and late Dr. Inpy, brother-in-law of Navan, Sunethra Sathianathan, Suganthi Sathianathan, Abraham Vivekanantha and Shanthi Vivekanantha, passed away peacefully in Darwin, Australia on 10th August 2016. Funeral will take place on 15th August in Darwin. 111133


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