|Saturday, 13 March 2004|
BARTHOLOMEUSZ - (MRS) RANI PATRICIA (nee ADIPATHY) former teacher St. Peter's College, Bambalapitiya. Beloved wife of late Christie - retired Deputy Commissioner Prisons, sister of Raja Adipathy, Ramani, Ranjith - retired Principal Uva College, Ramal Adipathy - retired Inspector of Police and Rupa, expired. Funeral Saturday 13th March. Burial at Nayakakanda Cemetery R.C. Section at 4 p.m. 28, Timbirigasyaya Cross Road, Hendala, Wattala.
COORAY - J. CHRISANTHA R., Chairman, Browns Group of Companies & Hatton National Bank Ltd., son of late Edmund J. Cooray and of Mrs Eileen Cooray, dearly beloved husband of Pam, precious father of Roshani, Gihan and Thusitha, loving father-in-law of Manoj Pilimatalawwe, brother of late Lester and of Marlene and Priyani, brother-in-law of Tara, Maurice Silva, Sunil Goonewardene, Tony Alles and Shereen Amendra, son-in-law of late Christie Alles and of Mrs Doreen Alles, expired. Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 14th March. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. No. 14, Amarasekara Mawatha (Dawson Road), Colombo 5.
FERNANDO - CAPTAIN GEORGE STANLY - Beloved husband of Hether, loving father of Shamini, Rohan (Holland), Seasar, Lilamini, brother of Dr Lorna, Devaraja and Laxmi Kumaratunga and the late Thilak Fernando and Guirty Chandrasoma. The body will lie at No. 14, Sri Gunarathana Mawatha, Mount Lavinia. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.
GREGORY - STEPHEN LESLIE (Formerly of Chief Magistrate's Court and Supreme Court). Husband of late Phyllis Margot (nee Ebert), father of Jonathan (Leslie) (Vijitha Yapa Bookshop), George (Queen's Cafe), Ricardo (Italy), Marina, Maurice (Kuwait), Ruth (USA), father-in-law of Anula, Jean, Helen (Italy), Rukantha, Deepika (Kuwait), and Lloyd (USA), loving grandfather of Dilrukshi, Dinesh, Joshua, Dion, Shehan, Jerome, Kevin, Jason, Mellissa and Venessa, son of late Edward and Daisy, brother of Doris, late Lawson, Joseph and Ruth Finnemore, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 1.30 p.m. on March 13th (Saturday) from "Sampatha", Minuwangoda Road, Kotugoda, Ja-ela (Salawa Junction) for Service at Baptist Church, Cinnamon Gardens at 4 p.m. and thereafter for Burial at the General Cemetery, Borella at 4.30 p.m.
KERNER - VICTOR MERVYN PETER (CUCKOO), former Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Fleet Air Arm (RNVR) and later Manager of C.W. Mackie & Co. Galle. Former husband of Yvonne nee Hayward, beloved father of Nigel, Ryle and Trelene, father-in-law of Denise, Jean and Norman, grandfather of Julian, Darren, Helen and Nathan, brother of Ed, Terry, the late Merril, Constance and Sheila, passed away peacefully on March 9th. Remains will lie at residence Samanala House, 5, Bellanthara Rd., Dehiwela, from Saturday 13th March until Cortege leaves at 3 p.m. for Cremation at Borella, Kanatte, at 4 p.m. on Sunday 14th March. No flowers by request. Donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
KOELMEYER - MARJORIE PATRICIA (nee BALMOND). At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of late Lancelot (Captain), loving mother of Anne, Brian and Sandra, mother-in-law of late Vasantha, Marie and Nihal, loved grandmother of Michelle, late Shermala and of Natasha, Dyan and Anoushka, great grandmother of Tatiyana and Alexander. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 13th March. Burial at General Cemetery Borella (Anglican Section).
MOHANRAJ - ROSEMARY. Beloved wife of late K.C. Mohanraj, loving mother of Renuka, Rajani & Angelo, mother-in-law of Pradeep & Nishantha, expired. Cortege leaves 379/D/5, N.H.S. Road, Green Terrace, Raddoluwa for Burial at Raddolugama Catholic Burial Ground on Saturday 13th March at 4.30 p.m.
PEIRIS - K. TIDMON - (J.P). Retired Inspector Co-op. Dept. Beloved husband of Nalani, loving father of Rajitha (Gabo Group) and Samantha (Euro Asia), father-in-law of Thulasi (University Kelaniya) and Himali, expired. Cremation 5 p.m., Sunday 14th at (Maharagama). 01, Nadun Uyana, Mattegoda.
PIERIS - GERTRUDE (GERTY) - Dearly beloved wife of late I A Pieris, mother of Maxwell, Herman, Sturton and Nimal, mother-in-law of Matilda, Janaki and Piyaseeli, expired. Cortege leaves residence 62/19, Cardinal Cooray Mawatha, Averiwatte at 4 p.m. on Saturday 13th March for Burial at RC Cemetery, Wattala.
PONNADURAI - DR JANINE. Wife of Dr Theva, loving mother of Roshanne, Ravina and Rukshini, darling 'Amma' of grand-daughter Ashley, daughter of the late Donald (Budge) and of Rene Perera, sister of Jeremy and Johann, passed away peacefully on 10th March. Donations to the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama, please. 1, Correa Way, Mirrabooke 6163, Western Australia.
RAHEEM - The death is announced of MARHOOMA HAJIANI JAYADEVI RAHEEM (JOYCE), dearly beloved wife of Al Haj Dearene Raheem, loving mother of Capatain Ramzi Raheem and Cherine Deane, loving mother-in-law of Ranjika and Asthar, precious grandmother of Mayumi, Machiko, Kimiko, Aaron and Raiyan, loving sister of Girlie Massaron, the late Chandra Laxana, Shanthi Saldin and Indra Laxana. Passed away peacefully on Thursday 11th March 2004 at the Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex. The Janaza will be held in the UK, 31 Brampton Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0DR, UK.
RUPASINGHE - A.P. (Retired Teacher). Beloved husband of D.J. Mendis, loving father of Chanaka (Navy), Deepaka (Technical College, Balapitiya / Seychelles), Priyanka (Eden Hotel, Doha Qatar), Senaka (Australia), Himani (Sri Wimalabuddhi Maha Vidyalaya, Seenigama), Shirani (Jayalak Co.) and Dilani, loving father-in-law of Surajika, Sameera (Kandegoda Maha Vidyalaya), Lakmali (Urban Development Authority), Thusitha (Australia) and Saman (Water Board - Gampaha), expired. Cremation on 14th Sunday at 5 p.m. at Hikkaduwa Crematorium. 358, Galle Road, Dodanduwa. 94-91-2267098.
SAMARANAYAKE - SREENA - former Chairman - Mineral Sands Corporation, former Chairman - Colombo Merchants and Manufacturers Ltd., & former Working Director - C.W.E. Husband of late Indrani, beloved father of Gehan (Rupavahini), Sharmalie (Bank of Ceylon), Senaka (Attorney-at-Law & member - Western Provincial Council), father-in-law of Manoshi (SriLankan Airlines), Ravin (Mobitel), Nadheeka (Union Bank), beloved brother of Rajah (former Minister for Export Development) and late Upali, expired. Cortege leaves residence 9, Weeraman Rd., Panadura to Bandaragama at 4.00 p.m. on 11th. Cremation on Saturday 13th Family Burial Ground, Bandaragama at 4.30 p.m. Samaranayake Walawwa, Bandaragama.
THENKUTTI LEELARATHNA DE SILVA - Retired High Court Registrar, Former Chairman of Mediation Board, Justice of Peace. Beloved husband of Anula Mendis, loving father of Shamalee (Irrigation), Priyanka (National Archives), Prasantha (Dept. of Education), Lakmali (UDA), Lieutenant Commander Wiraj and Lieutenant Manoj (Navy), father-in-law of Kapila (Navy), Arosha (SLSI), Priyanka (Qatar) and Asha, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 1500 h on Sunday, 14 March. No. 415, Galle Road, Pathegama, Balapitiya. Cremation, at 1530 h at Ambalangoda Crematorium.
COOREY - DESHAMANYA CHANDANA AELIAN (Former Secretary to the Treasury; former Chairman - National Development Bank and DFCC Bank). Son of late Dr & Mrs Henry Coorey of Panadura, dearly beloved husband of Lakshmi, much loved father of Dilrukshi, late Mohan and of Anura and Sharmini, father-in-law of Dr Rohantha de Silva and John Hicklin, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence 128, Park Road, Colombo 5 at 9.15 a.m. on Sunday 14th March. Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 10.00 a.m.
JAYASURIYA - BENADICT (Retired Principal - St Anthony's School, Trincomalee). Beloved husband of Mary (retired Teacher), precious father of late Primson and of Freeda (Canada), Prisca (Bank of Ceylon), Preethi (Ceylon Electricity Board), late Priyankara and loving father-in-law of Sumana Brinston Villavarayan (Canada), Susil Rodrigo (Colombo Municipal Council), Priyanthi Rodrigo, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday the 14th of March for Burial at St Sebastian's Church Burial Ground Alen-Egoda. 133, "Church View", Kepungoda, Pamunugama (Tel 94-11-2339255).
PERERA - NOEL - Beloved husband of Illika (nee Samarasinghe), father of Shanil (Ministry of Enterprise Dev.), Sheran (Delmage), Shanika (SriLankan Air Lines), Surani (Seylan Bank), father-in-law of Dilini (St.Joseph's College), Krishantha (Hemas), brother of Rex and Rani, brother-in-law of Monica, Swindra and Nihal, expired. Funeral at R.C. Burial Ground Dalugama. Cortege leaves residence at 4 pm on Sunday 14th March. No.132, Nagahawatte, Dalugama, Kelaniya.
SOMAWATHIE KUMARIHAMY TENNAKOON (Parakumbura) - Beloved wife of late Willie Parakumbura, sister of late P.B., late H.B., late R.B., Prema Tennakoon and late Swarna of Kadurugashena Walauwa - Kuliyapitiya, expired. The body will lie at Kandabadawatte, Teliyagonna, Kurunegala until 8.30 am Sunday 14th and thereafter the body will lie at Kadurugashena residence from 9.30 am. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 pm for cremation at the Municipality Crematorium, Kuliyapitiya.
WIJERATHNA - ANANDA ELLAWALA (Retired teacher). Loving husband of Chandrapali, father of Rohan (Ananda College, Colombo), Kema, Manori, Sama and Sirimewan (S G M Imports and Distributors). father-in-law of Hemantha, Sarath, Parakkrama (Sri Lanka Telecom), Abhaya and Menik, expired. Burial at family burial ground Puwakgahadeniya Ahaliyagoda, Monday 15th March at 4.00 p.m.
CAROLINE - MRS E.A.D. Wife of the late Mr L.P. Perera, mother of Calistus, Ravindra Randeniya, Gerty, Helen, Amal, Santha, mother-in-law of Joseph, Asoka, Kumari, Preethi, Damayanthie, Shiranthi, expired. Funeral at Dalugama R.C. Cemetery on 14th Sunday at 4 p.m. 282, Old Road, Dalugama, Kelaniya.
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