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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

ASMADALE KUMARIHAMY - MRS RACHEL LEELA. Beloved wife of late Hemendra Pathirathne (SPHI),​ father of Mahendra (Alliance Francaise),​ Dr Vijayanthi Obeysekere (England),​ mother-in-law of J.P. Obeysekere (England),​ Anoma,​ grandmother of Anushka,​ Kalani,​ Prasanna,​ Prasadini,​ Channah,​ expired. Funeral on Saturday 4.00 p.m. at Malwatta Crematorium.158572

DE SARAM - EDWARD (GARRY) - Loved husband of late Sriyani (Nee Wickremesinghe). Loving Thaththi of Tania,​ Rowena and Charles,​ beloved Seeya of Tiasha,​ Tehani,​ Jan Ramesh and Ashanthi,​ father-in-law of Renga and Priyangika. Cortege leaves residence No. 5,​ Greenland Mawatha,​ off Anderson Road,​ Nedimala,​ Dehiwala on Friday 22nd December at 9.45 a.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 11 a.m. (No flowers by request).159125

DE SILVA - CHULA - (Business Development Officer - Lake House). Son of late E.P. De Silva (former Editor,​ Daily Mirror and Sunday Times) and Merlin Fernando,​ beloved husband of Shyamini De Silva,​ loving father of Pemendra De Silva and Shamendra De Silva,​ passed away. Funeral takes place at 2.00 p.m. on Friday the 22nd at General Cemetery,​ Mt. Lavinia. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour for the public to pay their last respects.159113

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

HATHIRAMANI - RAMESH PRITAMDAS - (Milano Batiks). Son of late Mrs. Janki and late Mr. Pritamdas Pesumal Hathiramani,​ beloved husband of Gopi,​ loving father of Shalini,​ brother of Lachmi,​ Indra,​ Hiroo,​ late Chandru,​ Ram and Deepak,​ passed away peacefully on 16th December. Funeral held on Sunday 17th No. 17,​ Ramya Road,​ Colombo 4. Tel: 0777189572.158960

IRUGALBANDARA - ERNEST MICHAEL,​ passed away on the 20th December. Husband of late Mrs. Florance Bandara,​ beloved father of Charmaine (Lyceum),​ Jude and Sharon de Silva,​ brother of Rita Attanayake,​ Claudia Abeykoon,​ Anthony Irugalbandara,​ Loretta Perera,​ Virginia Mapa,​ late Mr Joe Irugalbandara and late Mr. Sunil Irugalbandara,​ father-in-law of Mohan Perera,​ Rashmi Devaraja and Priyanga De Silva,​ grandfather of Shamali,​ Nirmal,​ Nethmi,​ Nethali,​ April,​ Jerome,​ Paige,​ Devan and Jeremiah. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Friday 22nd December at 12 noon for Service at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Kolonnawa at 1 p.m. followed by burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).159121

PALIHAKKARA - MRS. NELIKA KOSHALI - Assistant Principal of Devi Balika Vidyalaya,​ Colombo 08. Beloved wife of Mr. Ranjith Gajanayake (Abans PLC),​ loving daughter of Mr & Mrs Jinadasa & Srimathi Palihakkara,​ sister of Kapila (Australia) and Beatrice (Lunawa Hospital),​ sister-in-law of Ajith & Nilmi,​ expired. Cremation takes place at Kalapaluwawa Cemetery on Saturday 23rd December at 3.00 p.m. 469/​26,​ Mahaiyawatta,​ (Thapowanaya Temple Road),​ Aggona,​ Angoda.159042

PEIRIS - BERTY (Retired Warehouse Manager of TRICO). Beloved husband of Jenette,​ loving father & father-in-law of Dayan & Yoshini,​ grandfather of Danica,​ brother of late Ronald,​ late Raymond,​ Margi,​ Shela,​ Kanthi,​ Barbie & Ranjith. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on 22nd December at 4 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).159119

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 Prathana 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,​ Eirik 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.159348



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