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REV. FR. A.S. MERVYN FERNANDO - (Founder Director of Subodhi Institute - Piliyandala). Beloved son of the late Mr. Stephen Andrew Fernando and Mrs. Anna Fernando,​ expired on 20th December 2017. His mortal remains lie in state at the Subodhi Institute of Integral Education,​ Piliyandala,​ on 21st December from 9 a.m. to 22nd December 9 p.m. and thereafter will be transferred to the Archbishop’s House Chapel,​ Borella. The body will be taken to Sts. Peter & Paul Church,​ Lunawa,​ Moratuwa on Saturday 23rd December at 12 noon for the Requiem Mass at 3.00 p.m. followed by burial at the Lunawa Catholic Cemetery.159128

ABAYASEKERA - GLADYS (Retired Teacher of Our Lady of Victories Moratuwa). Loving wife of late Hilarion,​ beloved mother of Ranjan (Al),​ mother-in-law of Shyami,​ much loved grand mother of Reshani,​ sister of late Mildred Walpola,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour Borella. Cortege leaves the parlour on 23rd December at 3pm for burial at General Cemetery Borella Roman Catholic Section. #812,​ 11 Lisa Street Brampton Ontario L68 4E8,​ Canada.158402

DE SILVA - KATUWALAWATTAGE SRIMATHI NALINDA - Wife of Rtd. (Capt. Douglas De Silva (3 VSR),​ sister of late Padma and Bernard,​ daughters Thamantha and Nabomani. Cremation on Saturday 23rd December 2017 at Habarakada Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. 63/​10,​ Mullegama,​ Homagama.159932

FERNANDO - SUHEETHA (nee COORAY) - Loving wife of Eng. Anton (Former GM of NERD Centre),​ dearly beloved mother of Dr. Nishantha,​ Ishani,​ Hiran Quintus,​ mother-in-law of Chathurika,​ Vasu,​ Lachini,​ grandmother of Chaneesha,​ Nithisha,​ Ethan,​ daughter of late Dr & Mrs. Michael Cooray,​ sister of Shanthi,​ Indrani,​ Dr. Hilarian,​ Mangalika,​ Petronella,​ late Ruchira,​ late Anton,​ sister-in-law of Ainsley,​ late Ranjith,​ Dr. Manel,​ late Dr. Shanthan,​ Regis,​ daughter-in-law of late Mr & Mrs. Danny Fernando,​ sister-in-law of late Quintina,​ late Camillus,​ late Casimir,​ late Trelawney,​ Hilda,​ late Christie,​ late Noel,​ late Susila,​ Clotilda,​ Clarice,​ late Gregory and late Ignatius,​ passed away while in Australia. Remains will be at Residence on Friday 22nd. Cortege leaves residence 1A,​ Jayasooriya Mawatha,​ Kapuwatta,​ Ja-Ela on 23rd of December at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St. Anne’s Church,​ Weligampitiya at 4 p.m.158992

PONNUDURAI - Dr. Lion KANDASAMY - Retired Veterinary Surgeon /​ Deputy Director Planning,​ Department of Animal Production and Health Northern Province,​ Past President and Melvin Jones Fellow of Lion’s Club International Colombo 306B,​ Consultant Mahadeva Achchirama Saivar Siruvarlllam,​ Kilinochchi,​ Country Director,​ Rural Economic and Enterprise Development Services (REEDS),​ Past President of State Veterinary Surgeons Association (SVSA),​ passed away peacefully in London,​ United Kingdom on 20th December 2017. He is the son of late Ponnudurai and late Ponnammah,​ beloved husband of Dr (Mrs.) Gunanayagi,​ son-in-law of late Ponnudurai and late Parimalam,​ loving father of Kugayini (London) and Satheesh (USA),​ grandfather of Danushan (London),​ Thiviyan (USA) and Varalikaa (USA),​ father-in-law of Vijayakumar (London) and Selvakumari (USA). Funeral will be held on Sundy 24-12-2017 between 0830 - 1015 (GMT) at St. Lawrence Centre,​ 37,​ Bromley Road,​ London SE6 2TS,​ UK. Family Contacts Information: Kugayini +447793000376,​ Vijayakumar +447766113118,​ Sathish +17815351845.160152

SAMARASINGHE - M.B.N. (Sam) - Beloved husband of late Mercy Piyaseeli,​ loving father of Mewan (France) and Nuwan (Australia) and father-in-law of Sashila,​ much loved grandfather of Kiran and Matthew,​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at “THE RESTPECT”,​ New Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday 23rd December at 2.00 p.m. for burial at Christ Church,​ Mission Road,​ Kotte. Funeral service will be from 3.00 p.m.159487

SOMARATNE - DEVAPRIYA - At Rest with Jesus. - (Formerly staff Methodist College),​​ dearly beloved wife of Professor G.P.V. Somaratne (Colombo Theological Seminary),​​ darling mother of Dasharatha (USA) and Prarthana Devi (USA),​​ mother-in-law of Veronica and Dorel Filip,​​ precious grandmother of Serena and Benjamin,​​ Isaac,​​ John,​​ Lailani,​​ Fenella and Sebastian,​​ Carissa and Sam,​​ Adrian and John,​​ great grandmother of Levi,​​ Judah,​​ Isabella,​​ Eirick and Peter (all of USA),​​ loving sister of Devsiri Karunaratne,​​ Dr. Suriyakanthie Amarasekera,​​ Nimal Karunaratne and Geetha de Chickera,​​ sister-in-law of Dharma,​​ Mahendra Amarasekera,​​ Priyani and Duleep. Cortege leaves residence No. 39,​​ Anura Mawatha off Anderson Road,​​ Dehiwela on Saturday 23rd of December after service at 8.30 a.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Kohuwela at 10.00 a.m.160206

COORAY P. MARY - Beloved wife of late P.L. Paul Cooray,​ loving mother of Stanley,​ Pearl,​ Steven,​ Fathima,​ Sunil and Manel,​ mother-in-law of Daya,​ Pushpa,​ Latisia,​ late Godwin,​ Cora and Sirimal,​ grandmother of Shashi,​ late Gihan,​ Gayan Sharmen,​ Lakpriya,​ Dharshana,​ Akila,​ Lanka,​ late Nisansala,​ Christian,​ Christelle,​ Dimithri,​ Jonathan and Melani,​ passed away. Funeral at General Cemetery Kanatte. Cortege leaves residence No. 85,​ Issipathana Mawatha,​ Colombo 05 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Roman Catholic Section on 24th December 2017 at 4 p.m.160270



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