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REV. FR. RONALD FRANCIS DE SILVA of the Archdiocese of Colombo,​ expired on Tuesday,​ the 17th May 2022. He is the beloved son of the late Dr C J C De Silva and late Mrs Selina Louisa Bernice Fernando. His mortal remains lie in state at St. Mary’s Church,​ Mattakkuliya,​ Colombo 15 from 6.00 p.m. on 17th May 2022. Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday,​ the 18th May at 10.00 a.m. followed by burial at the Borella Cemetery,​ Colombo 8. Archbishop’s House,​ Borella.030997

BENILDUS GUNETILEKE - Beloved husband of Deepthi Gunetileke,​ adored father of Chathura and Madumal,​ father-in-law of Sunisha and Thilanka,​ precious grandfather of Onara,​ Sashrika and Liyana,​ loving brother of Nimalka,​ Sherine,​ Sumith,​ Sirimal,​ Rev. Fr. Sudath Gunetileke and Creeta passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. for Burial at St. Anthony’s Cemetery,​ Batagama,​ Ja-Ela on 18th May 2022. Address : 364/​M,​ Aweriwatta Rd.,​ Batagama North,​ Ja-Ela.030944

DE SILVA - LASANTHA - Beloved husband of Ajantha,​ loving son of late Herbert & Ida De Silva,​ brother of Dushyanthi,​ brother-in-law of Conrad,​ Lucky,​ Elvi & Yamuna,​ Sarath & Vonica,​ Sudath & Manel,​ Uncle of Anuk. Viewing at “The Restpect Home” by Jayaratne’s,​ Bauddhaloka Mw,​ Colombo 8 on Tuesday 17th May from 9 am. Service followed by burial General Cemetery R.C Section on Wednesday 18th May at 4.30 pm.030772

THALAKADA - LALITH PRATHAP MOHAN - Beloved husband of Ingrid,​ loving father of Lanil,​ Annaliese,​ Ashanthi and Ruwani,​ brother of late Iranganie Kapukotuwa,​ Sarath,​ Lalini Madawala and late Tilak passed away peacefully in Melbourne,​ Australia on 5th May 2022. Lalith left Trinity in 1962,​ qualified as a Lawyer from the University of Colombo (LLB) and practised as a Lawyer in Melbourne since 1980. He was 79 years old. A private funeral was held in Melbourne.030866

WIJESURIYA - SOMASIRI - Son of late Mr J. Wijesuriya (Founder of Wijesuriya & Co.,​ Matara) and late Mrs Jayawathie Wijesuriya,​ beloved husband of Dr Vinitha,​ loving father of Dr Nadeev,​ father-in-law of Dr Vanita,​ grandfather of Jinora,​ brother of late Leelasena,​ Vinitha,​ Gamini,​ Dr Nalini and Kithsiri,​ passed away in U.K. Remains will be brought home to Illford,​ Essex at 1.00 p.m. on 18th May. The Cremation will take place at the City of London Crematorium,​ Aldersbrook Road,​ London E125DQ at 02.45 p.m. on the same day.030761



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