Obituaries

ARULPRAGASAM NELIYA BALASUNDARI (nee COOKE). June 17th,​ 1931 - April 3rd,​ 2017. Passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Most beloved wife of the late Dr A.C. Arulpragasam (Consultant ENT Surgeon,​ Colombo General Hospital),​ daughter of the late Dr Gunaratnam Cooke and the late Lolita Gladys Cooke (Paul),​ deeply loved mother of Dr Indira Samarasekera,​ Dr Ayesha Muthuveloe,​ Amalraj Arulpragasam and Rohan Ajit Arulpragasam,​ mother-in-law of Harindra Samarasekera,​ Revd. Dr Rajan Muthuveloe,​ Dr Francesca Vendargon and Heather Funk,​ cherished grandmother of Dr Dinesh Samarasekera (Dr Andrea Simmonds),​ Anjalika Rogers (Hugh Rogers),​ Mayani Thresher (James Thresher),​ Dr Teruni Muthuveloe (Steven Martin),​ Asia and Hunter Arulpragasam,​ joyful great-grandmother of Anila Rogers,​ Albert Thresher and Jacob Samarasekera,​ sister of Mrs Mohini Thambyah. Predeceased by her brothers Fitzroy and Dr Ratnaraja Cooke,​ sister-in-law of Chandra Arulpragasam,​ Padmini Cooke,​ the late Aruljothy Arulpragasam,​ the late Jega Arulpragasam and the late Kuttien Thambyah,​ Balasundari was blessed with the companionship of Mrs Ranmanika Wettasinghe,​ her late husband Karunadasa and daughter Jeeva (Chiran). The family is also deeply grateful for Niranjala’s devoted care. Balasundari touched the lives of many with her warm and generous personality,​ her optimism and abiding Christian faith. Visitation at 77/​5A,​ Ward Place,​ Colombo 7,​ on April 8th,​ 2017 from 9.00 a.m. Service at the residence at 3.00 p.m. followed by burial at the Anglican Section of the General Cemetery Kanatta. No flowers by request,​ prayers welcome.046050

DAVID - POORANAM ELIZABETH. Beloved wife of late Raja and darling mother of Romesh & Shamistha,​ Sudharshini & Ravi,​ Dushyanthi & late Jeremy and Nishan & Byurim,​ beloved daughter of Gerty and late Wallace Joseph,​ much loved sister of late Naysum,​ Ranji,​ Mano,​ late Selvam and Rukmani,​ precious grandmother of Sachin,​ Maneka,​ Shanuki,​ Shenara,​ Randeev,​ Rheanna,​ Kavinda,​ Sarah and James. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.30 a.m. Saturday 8th April. Service at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 9th April at The Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour,​ Bauddhaloka Mawatha,​ followed by burial at the Jawatte Cemetery.046043

DE SILVA - ROMALI MARIA (Brandix i3). Darling angel of Rohindra & Dinali (Roma (Pvt) Ltd.) affectionate sister of Roshendra & Roshana,​ loving grand daughter of Margie Fernando,​ late Shelton & Neliya Kekulthota,​ affectionate niece of Roshan & Nimalee,​ Romesh & Eroshi,​ Dinesh & Pramada,​ Nirmala & Romesh,​ loving cousin of Roshani,​ Rehan,​ Reshalee,​ Reshini,​ Reveen,​ Renishka,​ Ronella,​ Roshal and Dinuki. Called to God’s Eternal Rest. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 9th April 2017 for burial at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 5/​8,​ Robert Place,​ off Quarry Road,​ Dehiwala.046281

RUPASINGHE - SURENDRA AJITH - Loving husband of Indrani,​ father of Kusum Byrd,​ brother of Dr. Kumar Rupasinghe,​ Pravin Perera and Sonali Perera,​ passed away on 3rd April. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,​ Colombo 8 for viewing on Saturday 8th April,​ 2017 from 2 p.m . to 3.30 p.m. followed by cremation at 4 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte.045252

VERA DELMA COLE (Nee HERFT) - Wife of late Henry Cole,​ mother of Zena,​ Fredrick (Canada),​ Una (Canada),​ Emil (UK),​ Maxwell (UK),​ Camilus,​ late Honary,​ Rosemary,​ Bernadine (Canada),​ Jerome (Canada),​ mother-in-law of late Rex,​ Yvonne (Canada),​ late Peter,​ Manjula (UK),​ Alison (UK),​ Chandra,​ Imthias,​ Jayantha (Canada) and many of her grand & great grandchildren. Cortege leaves residence 54/​2B,​ Pahaladodamgahahena (Baron Perera Mw,​) New Town,​ Gothatuwa at 4.00 p.m. on Sat. 08th April for burial at 5.00 p.m. General Cemetery Borella (Roman Catholic Section).045104

WEERASINGHE - WIMALA (Rtd. Teacher Royal College,​ Colombo). Beloved wife of late Chandrasena Kthriarachchi (Director - Sri Lanka Ports Authority),​ precious mother of Probodha,​ mother-in-law of Nirosha and grandmother of Dinuka and Dineth,​ expired. Cremation on Saturday 08 April 2017,​ 6.00 p.m. at Kirulapone Cemetery. No. 55,​ Raymond Road,​ Nugegoda.046197

DE ALWIS - MONICA. Daughter of late Chevaliar C.L.W. Perera and late Esther Perera of Kurunegala,​ dearly beloved wife of late Lucian A.P. De Alwis - JPUM Attorney-at-Law,​ Dehiwela,​ much loved mother of Therese,​ Dr Lalantha,​ Lilani,​ Dr Jayantha,​ Susantha,​ Esther,​ Priyani,​ Marion,​ Carmel,​ Vasantha and Priyantha mother-in-law of Ronald Perera,​ Dr Nirmala De Alwis,​ late Kenneth Vedesinghe,​ Dr Maddree De Alwis,​ Dorita De Alwis,​ Vijitha Rupasinghe,​ Ainsley Wickremasinghe,​ Christopher Rajapakse,​ Mahesh De Silva,​ Amitha De Alwis and Nilanthi De Alwis. Cortege leaves residence No. 36,​ Fairline Road,​ Dehiwela at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 9th April 2017 for burial at General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia.046047


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