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BOTEJU - LALITH HERBERT. At rest with Jesus. Beloved husband of Devika Maria (Nee D Costa),​ loving son of late Oswin (Ossie) and Ivy Boteju,​ much loved brother of Aruni,​ brother-in-law of Chrishantha Ekanayake and Anton D Costa (Weera). Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 2.30 p.m. for service at Christ Church,​ Mirihana at 3.00 p.m.,​ burial at S.S. Mary & John’s Church,​ Nugegoda at 3.30 p.m. 22/​11,​ Ekwatte Road,​ Mirihana,​ Nugegoda.061670

DAHANAYAKE - MRS. OPELIA OBEYSEKARA - Beloved wife of late D. Obeysekara,​ mother of Senaka (Red Apple Travel & Holidays Sri Lanka),​ Bimal (Singer,​ Sri Lanka),​ Prasanna (Cricket Coach Nalanda College,​ Colombo) & mother-in-law of Saminda,​ Bimalka (Ewis),​ Dumali (Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts,​ City Sector),​ expired. Funeral will take place on 20th of May 2017 at the Udahamulla Cemetery. (N. 130/​4,​ Samanala Place,​ Old Road,​ Nawinna,​ Maharagama).061065

DE SILVA JAYAPATHY (Staff St. Anne’s Shrine Thalawila),​ father of Rukshan and Heresh,​ loving son of late Mr & Mrs Collin De Silva (Kotahena),​ loving brother of Doreen,​ late Nihal Lakshman,​ Chitra,​ late Ranjith,​ late Chandra Srilal and Shiranee. Remains lie at Jayaratne Parlour until burial on 20th May at 4.00 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Kanatta.061592

ELSIE - LYDIA RAUX - passed away peacefully on 17th May 2017. Loving wife of late Allan and adored mother of Aloma,​ Arlene (deceased),​ and Jennifer,​ mother-in-law of Ronnie,​ Fred and Tyronne,​ Cherished grand mother and great grandmother,​ loving sister of Florence (deceased),​ Mildred,​ Edna,​ Carmen,​ Yvonne,​ Christy,​ Maxie,​ Eric (all deceased),​ Sweeton,​ sister-in-law of Charlie,​ Thomas,​ Marian,​ Annesley (all deceased) Duggie and Shirley. “God has you in his keeping,​ we have you in our hearts” resting peacefully. The funeral will take place in Melbourne,​ Australia.061646

JAYASENA - MR PARAKRAMA PATHMASIRI - Beloved husband of Renu,​ father of Pradeep and Emali,​ youngest brother of Dr. Kithsiri Jayasena (Australia),​ Asoka Jayasena (SL) and Yamuna Jayasena (USA),​ brother-in-law of Mr. W.H. Methsiri de Silva and Rohini Jayasena (Australia) and Deen Grearifild,​ passed away on 17th May 2017. Funeral will be held on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Borella Cemetery. No. 28/​6,​ Rajamaha Vihara Rd,​ Jayanthi Mawatha,​ Mirihana,​ Kotte.061666

PANDITHASEKARA - R.B. - Retired Principal - Beloved wife of Vijitha Rajakaruna (Retired Teacher) loving father of Punya (Staff - St. Johns’ College,​ Nugegoda),​ Dammantha (Ex-Noritake),​ Kamani (Airport and Aviation),​ father-in-law of Sunil Alwis (SL Telecom) Udeni Samarathne (SL Telecom),​ Senaka Kularatne (Nestle),​ grandfather of Chameli,​ Yenuka,​ Maheshika and Mayomi,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 05,​ Pahalagama,​ Polgasowita for cremation at 5.00 p.m. at Wethara on 20.05.2017. 011-2704179.061631

RATWATTE - MALLIKA ELLAWALA - Dearly beloved wife of late Clifford Ratwatte (Former Chairman,​ Tea Board),​ loving mother of Kamal (Basnayake Nilame,​ Maha Saman Devalaya,​ Ratnapura) and Heshani (Rosie),​ mother-in-law of Kamalini and Dr Sanjaya Arampatta (UK),​ grandmother of Kamilka,​ Kasun,​ Neel and Kavishka,​ sister of Rohini Ratwatte,​ late Premani Ratwatte,​ Indrani Pettiyagoda and Tissa. “Tommy” Ellawala (Chairman CW Mackie). Cortege leaves Mahawalatenna Walawwa at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday for Cremation at the Public Playground,​ Mahawalatenne,​ Balangoda.061744



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