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BARBUT,​ KENNETH RUSSEL (Retired Engineer - Walker Sons and Company,​ Sri Lanka) called to Heaven on Saturday 24th March 2018 in Australia. Aged 86. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Barbut (nee Herft),​ loving father of Allen (Australia) and Hans (East Timor),​ father-in-law of Shehana and Juanita,​ loving grandfather of Joshua,​ Shaaron,​ Cheyanne,​ Liam and Keirah,​ brother of the Stella (deceased),​ Ansel (deceased) Daphne Christensen (Denmark) and Angela Barbut Peiris (USA). Funeral at Restore Community Church,​ 24 Laser Drive,​ Rowville,​ Victoria 3178,​ Australia on Thursday 29th March at 2.00 p.m. Contact: 3,​ Fiona Court,​ Narre Warren,​ Victoria 3805,​ Australia. Phone +61404963506,​ email: h​a​n​s​b​7​7​9​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​037146

de Mel - Samuel Jayalath Sincere. Safe in the arms of Jesus. (Formerly of Sri Lanka Insurance, P&I Co Ltd., Amana Takaful). Beloved son of the late Sincere & Annette de Mel, ever loving husband of Shirley, much loved father of Hiran ( SL Indoor Cricket), Chrisso (Hayleys PLC), Romela (Staff-STC) & Madara (ANCL). Loving Seeya to Ryan, Rainier, Cevaan & Keyaana, brother of Quinta, Cynthia and late Annesley, Anita, Celia, Iranganie, Yvonne and Nihal. Brother-in-Law of Eileen, Sujatha, Carmen, Sujatha, Bessie, Monica, Nanda, and late Edward, Richard, Hermon, Volney, Felicia, Percy, Joyce, Eddie, Ernie, Noel, Justin, Ethel, Roy, Ralph and Walter. Remains lie at A.F. Raymonds (Parlour Number 01) from 29th March and cortege will leave on 20th March (Friday) at 3 p.m. for service and burial at St. Peter's Church, Koralawella, Moratuwa at 4.30 p.m. 037217

PERERA - MALINI (nee GUNASEKERA). Beloved wife of Ranjit Perera (Former G.M. at Shermans,​ Ingiriya /​ Welisara),​ everloving mother of Shanali de Silva and Rajit Collin (Qatar),​ mother-in-law of Sudath De Silva (Qatar) and Saumya (Qatar),​ sister of Ranjith (Australia),​ Rani,​ late Nihal and Sunil. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 12.30 p.m. on 29th March for Service at Calvary Church,​ Ja Ela at 3.00 p.m. and thereafter burial at Kapuwatte Cemetery.037061

TENNAKOON- S. B. (Cyril) Husband of late Lala, brother of late William Tennakoon and late Anula Herath, father of Premani, Dasarath, Lakshantha and Geethanjali, father in law of Chandra Embuldeniya, Ruhani, Kumudu, grand father of Niroshi, Hiran, Ruwanthi, Dilshan, Yohan, Anushka and Maithri, great grand father of Tarin, Niara, Reveika, Yuvan and Cyril, passed away (95 years) peacefully. Funeral arrangements will be on 30th March at 4.00 p.m. Cortege leaves at 3.00 p.m. Ganga, 27, Lewella, Kandy.036926

THILLAKA DE KRETSER (nee RAMANAYAKE) (Director of Prithipura Communities (Prithipura Infants Home,​ Cotagala School,​ Asokapura and Anandapura Farms),​ peacefully passed away on 27th March 2018. Beloved wife of the late Bryan de Kretser,​ much loved mother of Pieter Sampath,​ Paul Ananda,​ Asoka Jayampath and Cynthia,​ loving sister of Anula,​ Ivon,​ Siripala,​ Karuna,​ Harischandra,​ Pushpa Ramini,​ Pushpa Juliet,​ Indrani and the late Jackson,​ Daya and Anura. Cortege leaves residence (Prithipura Infants Home,​ Beach Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala) at 4 p.m. to Welisara Crematorium on Thursday 29th March 2018.036934

WIMALSHANTHI - MRS. VERONICA. Beloved wife of late Piyapema Wimalshanthi,​ beloved mother of Wipula Wimalshanthi (Airport and Aviation Services SL Ltd.) and Mrs Udeni Obeysekera,​ beloved mother-in-law of Mrs. Shyamalee Wimalshanthi and Mr. Cyril Obeysekera,​ beloved grandmother of Dinali and late Harshula,​ passed away on 27th March 2018. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour (Respect Home),​ Borella from Thursday 29th March 8.30 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 1.00 p.m. on 30th March for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section). Tel. 077-3047653.037022

SCHOKMAN - VICTOR RALPH. Beloved husband of Prema,​ beloved son of late Victor and Elaine Schokman,​ beloved brother of Olga,​ Perla,​ Leo,​ Gordan,​ Jean,​ Yvonne and Deanna,​ darling father of Fiona and Jessica,​ beloved father-in-law of Pastor Shane and Pastor Sampath,​ darling grandfather of Sandesha,​ Joash,​ Jeremiah and Jethro,​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Funeral service at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th,​ thereafter burial at General Cemetery Borella at 4.30 p.m. (Roman Catholic Section).037218




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