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ABAYASEKARA ­ NEIL Ex-husband of Constance (nee Dias Bandaranayake), loving father of Tillanie, father-in-law of Chrishantha Samarakkody, grandfather of Christina, Lallyn & Lavinia, brother of Earle, Sita (U.S.A.) and late Estelle, Ivor & Ranhindapan, brother-in-law of Ann, Sybil, Lalitha & Ranjit, expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 26th June for Burial at St. John the Baptist Church, Yakkala Road, Gampaha. (June 26, 1999)

ABEYAGUNAWARDENE - SRIMA Daughter of late Dr and Mrs D.S. Abeyagunawardene, sister of Herby Susirini Susima and Kamalika, sister-in-law of Lily (Mala), Lakshman and Malin, expired in U.S.A. Funeral will take place in U.S.A. 10111, Palamar Drive, Seabrook Maryland 20706, U.S.A. (June 1,1999)

ABEYASINGHE ­ D.H. (J.P.) Former Editor Lankadipa and Chairman - Public Performance Board. Beloved husband of Irene, loving father of Kumudini and Sunil (USA), beloved father-in-law of Frank and Shanthi (USA), grandfather of Ravi, Yani and Mohan (USA) and brother of D.M., Caroline and late Ratana and brother-in-law of Stanley Perera, Iris and late Arthur, Victor and Mahendra, expired. Cremation on Sunday 6th June at 5 p.m. at the General Cemetery, Borella. Cortege leaves Residence at 4 p.m. No. 2, Block B, Bambalapitiya Flats, Colombo 4. (June 4, 1999)

ABEYASINGHE ­ SOMA. Beloved wife of the late D.R.P. Abeyasinghe, mother of Sarath, Nimal, Chandra, Kusum, Wasantha and Tilak, mother-inlaw of Lalitha, Sunethra, Lasantha, Sundarapperuma, Sandya and Hema. Funeral will take place at 4 p.m. on the 12th of June 99 Saturday at the General Cemetery, Kurunegala. 447/7, Puttalam Road, Kurunegala. ). (June 11, 1999)

ABEYGOONESEKERA ­ ALICE. Wife of the late George Abeygoonesekera, mother of late Christeen, Dorothy, Sybil, Erin, Nihal, Dennis, late Lesly, Rohan, mother-in-law of Latha, Rohini, Swarna, Ranjith, Nelson, Arthur. Cremation at Dadalla Cemetery on Wednesday the 30th at 3.00 p.m. No.6, Wekunagoda, Galle. (1999

(nee Caldera). Daughter of late Wilfred & Iris Caldera, dearly beloved wife of Kingsley, precious mother of Samanmalee, Lasanthi, Pradeep, Iranthi & Saliya, mother-in-law of Nihal Ramanayake & Kavan Pieris, grandmother of Shehani, Nimantha, Ryan & Jerome, sister of Delicia & Sunil, expired. Cortege leaves residence 72/4, Station Road, Kandana on 17/6/99 at 3.15 p.m. (June 16, 1999)

ABEYWICKRAMA ­ FELIX BADDEGAMA (Retired Regional Manager ­ Insurance Corporation). Beloved husband of Sitha, son of late Mr & Mrs Simon Abeywickrama of Baddegama, father of Palitha (Readywear), Srini ­ Shammi (Business), Bimbika (Australia), Rohan (Business), Loshan (Dubai), father-in-law of Malkanthi, P.H.K.H. Ranasinghe (Readywear), Ramani ­ Anura Sirimanne (Australia), Iemasha ­ Manori, brother of Hamilton Abeywickrama, Manel Hettiarachchi ­ Evelin Udawatta & (late) Raja Abeywickrama, brother-in-law of late Mr D.E. Hettiarachchi, late Mr Robert Udawatta, expired. Cortege leaving residence at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 21st June 1999 for cremation at Kurukulawa General Cemetery at Ragama. 275/B, Kurukulawa, Ragama. (June 20, 1999)

- Beloved wife of late Linus, loving mother of Chandra (A.L.C.S.), Lakshman and Rohan, mother-in-law of Piumani and Nilmini, expired. Cortege leaves residence No.103, St. Mary’s Street, Negombo on Sunday 13th June, 1999 at 4.30 p.m. for Interment at General Cemetery, Negombo. (June 13, 1999)

ADIKARI - L.A.K. Dearly beloved husband of Wimala, loving father of Sunanda, Gamini, Padmini, Niranjala, Ashok and Nilanthi, father-in-law of Ranjith, Anne, Mahinda, Edwin, Shiranthi and Senaka, expired. Cremation at Borella Kanatte on 03.06.99 at 4 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. 32B, Hill Street, Kiribathgoda. (June 3,1999)

AJWAD MACAN MARKAR, PROF - Beloved husband of Ameenathul Zohoriya, son of late Sir Mohamed and lady Macan Markar, son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs A.V. Macan Markar, father of late Mashish and of Malik, Shihama, Ayesha and Yusri, brother of late Hussain, late Kareema, late Alavi, late Hibishya, late Shoiba and late Noorul Ameena, father-in-law of Renoza, Yasminu, Iqbal Caffoor, Ishrath Immam and Farah, grandfather of Aida, Ali, Shabnab Jenneth, Yaseen, Sara, Zeenath and Immara, passed away peacefully at the Bawa Muhiyadeen Fellowship, Philadelphia, U.S.A. on 27th. Janaza took place at the Bawa Muhiyadeen Fellowship Burial Ground, U.S.A. 31, W.A.D. Ramanayaka Mawatha, Col. 2. (June 29, 1999)

Beloved husband of Chitra (nee Weragama), much loved appochchi of Asanka and Roshan, father-in-law of Weerasekara (Central Bank), brother of Abey, Wimala, Kamala, Upali and Soma, brother-in-law of Douglas, Jayampathy and Saliya Weragama, expired. Cremation on Wednesday 2nd June at 3.30 p.m. 152/1, Galagedara Rd, Katugastota. (June 1, 1999)

ALEXANDER ­ RATHINAM (Retired Deputy Director Highways). Beloved husband of late Padmini, loving father of late Shyami and of Suvendrini, Ratnam (Chandi) and Damayanthi, fatherin-law of Monty Candappa, S. Gnanaskandan, Paolo Berbotto and Almudena, darling Appa of Shenali, Shivanth, Shyanth and Baby Chiara, expired. Cortege leaving residence 44, E.S. Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 6 at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 26th for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (Methodist Section). (June 25, 1999)

ALVIS ­ MRS BENITA nee Wijesinghe. Beloved wife of Rayan Alwis (Sri Krishna Cord), loving mother of Gihan (St. Peter’s) and Sean (St.Joseph’s, Nugegoda), daughter of Mrs C. Wijesinghe and the late Mr D.J. Wijesinghe, brother of Donald (Business Appliances) and Russell, sister of Sharon, sister-in-law of Francis Stephen (Frostaire) and Chandrika Wijesinghe (Presbitarian School), expired. Cortege leaving Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Kalubowila Wednesday 7th at 4.00 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery (R.C.) Kanatte. (1999)

ALWIS - Mrs ARLOTTE (Retired Teacher, G/ Kuleegoda Sumana Vidyalaya), relict of Mr W.K.M. De Silva, mother of Indrani Ratnayake, Ranjith Welivita and Sanath Welivita (Retired Air Force), mother-in-law of Athula Ratnayake, Chitra Welivita and Samara Gunasekara (Staff, Weragoda Maha Vidyalaya), sister of Soma Wijetunga and Lakshmi Goonatilake. Cremation on the 7th Wednesday in the afternoon at Ambalangoda Crematorium. Udakerewa, Meetiyagoda. (1999)

AMARASEKARA, DESABANDU SARATH (Retired Officer City Mission) Passed away. Cortege leaves Sekera Sevana, Gothatuwa, 6th Sunday June 1999 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Gothatuwa Kanatte. (June 6, 1999)

AMARASENA ­ K.D. (Coca Cola Beverages Lanka Ltd - Computer Branch). Beloved husband of Milani ­ C.E.B. Head Office, Computer Branch, loving father of Srimani - Student St. Paul’s Waragoda, Kelaniya and Harshana - Student St. Joseph’s College Colombo 10, son of late Mr & Mrs K.D. Omis of Polgasowita, son-in-law of Mr & Mrs M.L.V. Perera of Kelaniya, brother of K.D. Thilakasena, K.D. Dayawathi and K.D. Dayaseeli, brother-in-law of Kumudu, Anita, Tissa, Deepani, Rajitha, Shirani, Panagoda and late Gunawardhana, expired. Burial at Public Cemetery, Pilapitiya, Kelaniya. Cortege leaves No.392/7A, Dharmapriya Suranga Mw, Biyagama Rd, Gonawala, Kelaniya on the 7th July 1999 at 3.30 p.m. (1999)

AMERASINGHE - BERYLE MARY (nee BRIERLEY) Beloved wife of Basil, loving and devoted mother of Nalin (UK) and darling grandmother of Kelly Kumari (U.K.) passed away in the U.K. on Monday, 31 May 1999 and will be Cremated at Upminister Crematorium, Essex, U.K. on Wednesday, 9th June 1999. Her ashes will be interred at a later date at Rochdale Cemetery, Lancs., U.K. A Requiem Mass for the repose of her Soul will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 24 June 1999 at all Saints’ Church, Borella. The presence of friends and relations will be much appreciated. 20/15A, Rodney Street, Colombo 8. (June 10, 1999)

AMERESEKERE ­ FLAVIA MYRTLE. Wife of late Newton, mother of Chitra (Evadne) - USA, late Indrani (Elaine) ­ USA, sister of late Eric Ameresekere, aunt of Asa and Rukmini (Ruki) ­ USA, expired in USA. Ashes will be Interred at the Family Burial Plot General Cemetery Kanatte on 17th June ’99. Telephone 610540. (June 13, 1999)

AMIRTHAMPILLAI ­ AGNES DAPHNE of Batticaloa. Beloved wife of Dunstan Xavier (Ex. Water Works C.M.C.), loving mother of Prince (Marine Engineer) and Sharmini (Germany), motherin-law of Wigneswaran (Germany), Dr Ragini (Eye Hospital Colombo), loving grandmother of Harshini, Kenojen, Leelan (Germany), and Karen. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 12th, June for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte. (Roman Catholic Section). (June 11, 1999)

AMUNUGAMA ­ SUJATHA KUMARIHAMI. Loving wife of the late Lionel Amungama, mother of Lalith (Australia) and Sinthi, sister of Lakunusena, Beatris, Chandra and Indra Weerasinghe, expired. Funeral on the 10th of June 3.00 p.m. at Family Burial Ground. No. 30, Uda Walawwe, Amunugama, Gunnepana. (1999

ANANDAPPA ­ MARY (MERLYN) nee IYAM PERUMAL. Beloved wife of late Christopher (Christy), loving mother of Jean (Australia), Patrick (Pat), Joan, Naomi, Ralph and Riley, mother-in-law of Neville Perumal (Australia), Clare, Aloy Tavarayan, Jean and Yvonne, loving grandmother of Neil (Australia), Mario (U.S.A.), Adrian (Dubai), Niranjan, Janaki, Fiona, Rovina, Roshini and Steve, great grandmother of Nalin (Australia), Amanda, loving aunt of Nihal. Cortege leaves residence 100, Elie House Road, Colombo 15, at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 5th July 99 for Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery. (1999)

(Former A.G.A. of Moratuwa, Kalutara, Ratnapura & Head Master of Prince of Wales’ College Moratuwa, - Additional Secretary of Vijayakumaratunge Special Presidential Commission). Beloved husband of Rupa Wickramasuriya (Rtd. Teacher P.W.C. Moratuwa), loving father of Anusha (National Savings Bank), Samitha (Abudhabi) & Yasantha (Berjaya Mount Royal Hotel), father-in-law of Lakpriya (Riyadh) Rasika & Sudeepa, grandfather of Lakthilina, Anupama, Purnima, Yasasmi & Dinithi, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th July for Cremation at General Cemetery Rawathawatta. 12/18, Rolly Fernando Mawatha, Katubedda, Moratuwa. (1999

ARENDTSZ, MRS R. At Rest with Jesus. Beloved wife of A.C. Arendtsz, loving mother of Carmen, Ashley, Melrose, Melroy, Marcellous and Jerome, mother-in-law of Dunstan, Priya Jeeva, Maureen, Sheela and Jesica & grandchildren. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 9th June. No.44, Welalwarama Road, Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa. (June 8, 1999)

ARUMAINAYAGAM ­ DR ARIARATNAM. (Retired Supt. of Health Services). Loving husband of Christobel, precious father of Ravindran (ChrisUSA), Theivendran (Allen - USA), father-in-law of Shalini (USA), loved grandfather of Christine, passed away peacefully on June 1st 1999. Funeral was private according to his wishes. 31, Albert Place, Dehiwala. (June 20, 1999)

. Retired Coroner of Bentota. Beloved husband of late Padma Palika Kubelathara Assalarachchi, loving father of Ranjith, Lani, late Rohana, Shirani, late Lakshi, Sunil & Niranjan, father-in-law of Ellawala, Lalitha, Siril, Piyadasa, Deepa & Chitra, expired. Funeral on Wednesday 9th June at 5.00 p.m. Family Burial Ground. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. "Siri Niwasa", Suriyagoda, Pitaramba, Bentota. 034-70103. (June 8, 1999)

BAMUNUWATTE - EVA - Retired employee Telecommunications Department, Kalutara. Sister of Jeannette, late Olivia, Thompson (USA) and Percy (UK), sister-in-law of Raymond Gunaratne, Saputhantrie Dharmasena, Kanthi and Moline, expired. Funeral at 3.30 p.m. June 4 at Mahinda Jayakody Funeral Parlour. 208, Galle Road, Gorakapola, Panadura. (June 4, 1999)

BANDARANAYAKE - A (Tissa) - Husband of Rosy, father of Jayangani, Anoma & Thushari, F.I.L. of Charith Senevirathna, Shamal De Sylva & Sarith Wijekoon, brother of late Rev. Hapugoda Siddhatta, Bertie, Lilie, Dayawansa, Karunathilaka, Reggie, Jayananda & of Abeyrathna, B.I.L. of Olga, Philo, Bridget, Cuthbert, Winston & Hycinth, expired. Cortege leaves 36, Galkanda Rd., Aniwatte, Kandy at 12.15 p.m. on Monday 14th June 99 for Cremation at 1.00 p.m. at Mahaiyawa Cemetery. (June 13, 1999)

BIBILE ­ CHARLES WIMALA. Beloved husband of Chitra, loving father of Waruni and Supun (A.F. Jones), father-in-law of Anura (Air Lanka) and Deepani (Odel), brother of late Senaka, Suja, Ananda, Chandra and Cuda, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday 5th June for Cremation at Badulla Cemetery at 10 a.m. No. 23, Kumarasinghe Mawatha, Badulla. (June 4, 1999)

BUDDADASA GALAPPATHTHI Retired Chief Clerk of Department of Irrigation from 53/04, Haragama, Gurudeneya, Kandy, expired. Cremation on Thursday 01st July at General Cemetery, Mahaiyawa at 3.30 p.m. (July 1, 1999)

CASPERSZ ­ M.L.D. (Max). Beloved husband of Delsia, loving father of late Myron and of Camille, father-in-law of Ronnie Hatch, grandfather of Karin and Stuart, great grandfather of Baby Danielle, passed away peacefully after a long illness bravely borne. The funeral was held on Monday 12th July. Friends and relatives please accept this intimation. 16/4, Cambridge Place, Colombo 7. (1999)

CHANDRARATNE ­ JOHN LLEWELLYN. Dearly beloved husband of Beatrice, loving father of Cedric, Hema (U.K.), Susheela (U.K.), and Lilamani, father-in-law of Priyanthi, Leslie (U.K.), Peter (U.K.) and Angelo, loving grandfather of Rajindra, Reyomal, Rukshan, Shamil and Neomi, brother of Rev. Mother O.L. of Madhu (FMM) and of late Rev. Fr. Boniface (OMI), Norbert, Godwin, Florence, Vivienne, Oswald, Modestus, Shelly and Ovil. Cortege leaves residence 135/1, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo 10 at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday June 17th for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery. (June 16, 1999)

CHANDRASEKARA - Dr M.K.D. Beloved husband of Sisira, beloved father of Dananjaya, Srinath, Nishanthi, Sahampathie and Madanga, father-in-law of Deepani, Sumudu, Senaka and Shanika, son of Mrs Somawathi Mahagedera and late M.K.D. Dharmadasa, brother of Mrs Sriyalatha Mahaulpotha, Parakrama and Sarath, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.30 p.m. 20th June. Cremation at Mahaiyawa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. 16/1, Rosamund Place, George E. De Silva Mawatha, Kandy. No flowers by request. (June 20, 1999)

CHARLES RAJAAH ­ PETER BA (Hons) Dip.Ad/Eng. Proprietor Daviz’s Lights. Dearly beloved husband of Arputhamary, loving father of Daviz,Nissan and Bevean, expired. Cortege leaves residence 58,Brassfounder Street, Colombo 13 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 7th July 1999 for interment R/C Section Kanatta Borella. Friends and relatives please accept this intimation. (1999)

CLEMENTS ­ HUBERT THOMAS. Loving husband of Marlene, loving father of Stewart, Eroma, Trevour, Vaughne, Beverly, Arden, Ralston, Cianio and Russel, affectionate father-in-law of Shama, Mike, Claudette, Neomie, Vasantha, Symonne, Sharanga, Umendra and Renuka, loving papa of Gillian, Damian, Michelle, Sadrina, Fallon, Shehan, Sheshan, Ruwani, Ronali, Rukshini, Romaine, Minelle, Andriana and Rakitha. Funeral at Kanatta 4.30 p.m. Sunday 13th. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. No.10, Twenty Foot Road, Welisara, Ragama. (June 12, 1999)

COLOMBAGE ­ E.C. (FREDDY). Beloved husband of Myra, loving father of Rohan (Club Palm Garden, Beruwela), Hiran (Holiday Inn ­ Kuwait), Nilakshi (Eagle Insurance) and Krishani (Admark), father-in-law of Lakmalee (Commercial Bank), June, Sampath Liyanage (Eagle Insurance) and Suresh (U.S.A. Print), loving grandfather of Ronali, Milanka and Lakitha, expired. Cortege leaves Jayaratne Funeral Parlour at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 1st June for Service and Burial at Christ Church, Kotte (Mission Road) at 4 p.m. (June 1,1999)

COOREY ­ ISOBEL The death occurred on Sunday June 27th of ISOBEL COOREY, beloved wife of late Clarence Oswald Coorey (formerly of Indian Civil Service) - Her remains were cremated on Monday 28th June at a private funeral at the General Cemetery, Borella. (1999)

(Curator - De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa). Dearly beloved husband of Chrishanthi (Standard Chartered Bank), precious father of Dilhan (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa) and Aroshini (O.L.V. Convent, Moratuwa), son of late Simon Cooray (Dannister) and late Stella, loving brother of late Lakshman, Shanthi, Oswald, Frank, Leena and Tilani (Australia), son-in-law of Douglas de Silva and late Elsie, brother-in-law of Walwin, Amaranthi, Dr Nilanthi, Roy and Rodney (Australia), Rohan, Shamanthi, Roshanthi and Nirmalanthie, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 5.00 p.m. on 03rd July for Service and Interment at St. Joseph’s Church, Uyana, Moratuwa, at 5.30 p.m. 85/1A, Lucian Silva Mawatha, Uyana, Moratuwa. (1999)

COREA Dearly beloved son of the late F.E. Corea. Beloved husband of Elfie, loving Father of Gehan and Anusha. His mortal remains were interred at a private funeral according to his wishes.

DABARE ­ HENDRY VALANTINE. Beloved husband of Chandra Wewala (Pearly), much loved father of Deepa Vanniarachchi, Vasanthi Perera, Indu Perera, Sunethra Wickremasinghe, Asanga and Malka, father-in-law of Ananda, Gamini, Leslie, Sri Lal Pradeepa and Saman, expired. Cremation at Borella Kanatta, at 4 p.m. Monday 28th. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. 654/5, Halgahadeniya, Gothatuwa New Town. (June 28, 1999)

DASSANAYAKE ­ M.M. - Retired Govt. Servant, Kachcheri, Ratnapura. Beloved husband of Leelawathie Dassanayake, son-in-law of late William Johannas Atukorale, loving father of Hemantha, Indunil, Kamanie, Nayani, Sanath, Sanjaya, Ishantha & Janaka, father-in-law of Neville, Jayantha, Udaya, Asoka, Laxshika, expired. Funeral at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday the 24th of June at Family Burial Ground, Koragahakelle Estate, Watupitiya, Karawita. (June 22, 1999)

DE ALMEIDA - MALINI - formerly of CWE and Lanka Canaries Ltd. Beloved wife of Oliver (formerly of Ministry of Education, presently of Robinson Club, Alutgama), loving mother of Chandima, daughter of late Godfrey and Enid Perera, and sister of Neomal, Basil, Nissanka, Kanthi, Swarna, Kumarani, Sriyal and Jude, expired. Cortege leaves residence ‘Deloma’, Galle Rd., Payagala North at 4 p.m. on Monday 28th for Burial at St. Mary’s Church Burial Ground, Payagala.

DE CROOS - CONCY - Beloved wife of late J.V. Christy de Croos (Attorney-at-Law), loving father of Conendra, Chervon, Chrysma, Chean and Rev. Fr. Ciswan de Croos, mother-in-law of Selvam, Ionie, Navar and Sneha, precious grandmother of Indika, Tivanka, Chenuka, Gayan, Suleshi, Nelushi, Chanil and Chanuri. Cortege leaves 19, Wijepala Mendis Mawatha, Negombo on Saturday 5th June at 3.00 p.m. for Holy Mass at Grand Street Church, Negombo and thereafter Burial at 4.45 p.m. at Family Burial Ground, Ettukala, Negombo. (June 4, 1999)

DE FONSEKA ­ CHANDRAKIRTI Ex-Ceylon Civil Service and F.A.O. Husband of the late Leila (nee Vairakiam), beloved father of Tara, father-inlaw of Indrajit Commaraswamy, grandfather of Imran and Arjun, brother of Lali, Keerthi (deceased), Tissa (deceased) and Sita, brother-in-law of Ana Weerasekera, Chitra de Fonseka and Janet Vairakiam (Rome), passed away at his residence in Bandarawela on 7th June. Remains will lie at 47, Sangamitta Avenue, off Sri Dharmapala Road, Mt. Lavinia from 3.30 p.m. Wednesday 9th. Cremation at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery 5.00 p.m. Thursday 10th. (1999

DE FONSEKA ­ DR PATRICK JOHN. Beloved husband of Jean, father of Sita, Lalith & Sharmini, father-in-law of Hilary, Manel & Padmananda, brother of Hermil & Sylvine, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. to Madampitiya Cemetery on Sunday the 20th June. 140, Mahawatte Road, Colombo 14. (June 20, 1999)

DE KAUWE ­ KALY (Rtd. Teacher, Isipathana College). Beloved wife of Martin (Shelley) (Rtd. Teacher, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo), loving mother of Nimal, Indra, Chandra, Kirthi, Lalith and Marcelle (all of London), much loved daughter of late Notary C.A. Jayatilaka of Guruwatte Walauwa, Meetiyagoda, loving sister of Tissa, late Ratna, late Raja, Pabs, Dharmapala, Leela, Yaso and late Gamini, expired. Cortege leaves residence 380/94, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 27th June for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 5.00 p.m. (June 26, 1999)

DE MEL ­ ADELAIDE MARY CELESTE. At Rest with Jesus (Retired Assistant Matron of V.H.I. and Shanthi Niwasa Colpetty). Beloved daughter of Allan and Ada De Mel of Moratuwa, loving sister of late Vernon, Captain Earle De Mel (USA), Marie, late Faith, Fleury, late Roland, sister-in-law of Evangeline late Amaradasa, late Berty late Ariya and Rita, expired on 2nd July and cremated on Sunday 4th July 1999 at General Cemetery Kanatte. No. 12, Abaya Road, Kolonnawa. (1999)

DE MEL - RESHAN MICHAEL FRANCIS. At Rest with Jesus - Dearly beloved husband of Wismini, loving son of Ronald and Rohini, loved brother of Niranjela (Niru), loving brother-in-law of Sanjay, Lasantha and Sriani, Ujith and Patricia, Kanchana and Roshan, son-in-law of William and Lolita Fernando of Dehiwala. Cortege leaves residence at 3 p.m. 10B, Watson Pieris Mawatha, Moratuwa for burial 3.30 p.m. on Sunday at Holy Emmanuel Church, Idama, Moratuwa. (1999)

DENIPITIYA ­ GREGORY MICHAEL ANTON. Beloved husband of Milred, loving father of Glenford, [Captain Sri Lanka Army (1 FE.)], Robert (Elevators), Champa, Rekha, Christine, Paul (Alcobrons), Jayantha, Milton, Tony (Police Sergeant (P.F.F.H.Q.), Dilhani and Enoka, father-in-law of Anoma, Randhi, Sena, Mark, Wimala, Anne, Sriyani, Gamini and Sudham, expired. Funeral on Sunday the 27 June 1999 at 3.00 p.m. at Kasagahawatta Burial Ground (R.C. Section), Gampaha. No. 194, Ihalagama, Gampaha. (June 26, 1999)

DE SAA - T.G. (CYRIL) Retired Chief Clerk of Department of Immigration and Emigration, from "Renuka", Kalamulla, Kalutara, expired. Funeral on Wednesday 30th June, 1999 at 3.30 p.m. at St. Sebastian Church Burial Ground, Kalamulla. (1999

DE SILVA ­ A.G. WILLIAM (Late of ANZ Grindlays Bank). Beloved husband of late Beatrice (Gnanawathie), precious father of Ranjani (Shanthi)(Zambia), Sarath (SLSI, 2(V)SLLI) and Rohan (Steel Corp. ­ Chico), loving father-in-law of Gamini (Zambia), Malkanthi and Rita (Steel Corp. ­ Chico), expired. Cortege leaves residence on 16th June 1999 at 4.00 p.m. Cremation at Walpola Cemetery at 4.30 p.m. ‘Manel’, Kaviraja Mawatha, Wekada, (June 16, 1999)Panadura.

(Retired Chief Radio Engineer, Dept of Civil Aviation). Beloved husband of Iranganie (Ira), loving father of Anusha (U.K.), father-in-law of Sarath Sellahewa (Botswana), darling seeya of Thanuja and Aruna (U.K.), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd June for cremation at Galkissa Cemetery at 4.00 p.m. No flowers by request. 42 B, off Borupana Road, Ratmalana. (June 1,1999)

DE SILVA ­ DULIP PALITHA. Beloved husbnad of Vajira, son of late Mr. Collin De Silva and Sepali, son-in-law of late Mr. Nimal Fernando and Murin, brother of Jayanthi and Lalani, brother-in-law of Errol, Sunil, Dammika, Yamuna, Nihal and Sumith, expired. Cortege leaves Residence at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. at Kohuwela Cemetery. 15/2, Udumulla Passage, Pagoda, Nugegoda. (1999

DE SILVA ­ ELROY (Expired in Japan). Son of late Paul de Silva and of Rita de Silva, husband of Ramani, father of Mahesh and Minoli, brother of Sharmaine, Virginia, Aubrey and Hilary, brother-inlaw of Ivan (Blue Moon Group), Melvyn and Ruklanthi. Burial at Negombo General Cemetery on 4th Sunday at 3.30 p.m. Cortege leaves from Sira Kandawura Rd., Ekamuthu Mawatha, Dalupotha, Negombo. (1999)

DE SILVA ­ GAMINI HEMALAL (General Manager ­ Susan Lanka (Pvt) Ltd). Beloved husband of Kanthi De Silva (Tax Manager, P.E. Mathew & Company), son of late Mr Hinton De Silva and Mrs Sylvia De Silva, father of Tharushi and Vidushi, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, 1999. 85/3, Horahena Rd, Hokandara North (Off Koskandawila Junction on Malabe ­ Athurugiriya Rd). (1999)

DE SILVA ­ HILDA (Retired Teacher - Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte). Wife of Derek, mother of Imal and Tarangani, mother-in-law of Gamini Siriwardena, expired. Funeral will take place on Saturday 3rd July 99 at 3 p.m. at Beddagana (Pita Kotte) Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 2 p.m. 10, Colombatantri Mawatha, Etul Kotte, Kotte. (1999)

DE SILVA ­ KUSUMA Beloved mother of Bhakti Kirthi De Silva, beloved sister of Soma Weerawarna, late N.R.C. Weerawarna, N.R.A. Weerawarna. Cortege leaving Jayaratne Funeral Parlour 2 p.m. Saturday 10th July for cremation at Borella Kanatta. (1999

DE SILVA ­ LAKSHMAN Son of M.V. Somadasa and J.W. Dayawathie, brother of Ramani Chandrika (Ganemulla), Dr Gamini de Silva (Malaysia, formerly Cancer Hospital Maharagama), Sarath de Silva (Merchant Shipping UK), Chitra Kalyani (Staff, Sumana Maha Vidyalaya), brother-in-law of Joe Perera (Ministry of Rural Industrial Development and Vocational Training), Dr Swarnakanthi Samarabandu (Malaysia, Formerly Cancer Hospital, Maharagama), expired. Funeral on Saturday, June 05th 3.00 p.m. General Cemetery, Talawakelle. ‘Kalyani’, Devsiripura, Talawakelle. (June 5, 1999)

DE SILVA - LARAINE (Formerly of Akbar Brothers Ltd.), loving daughter of Hansel and Rita, much loved sister of Ingrid (Australia), Delano (Australia), Shani (Thompson Associates) and Petroni (Australia), sister-in-law of Frances (Australia) and Clement (Australia), loving aunt of Melissa and Stefan, expired. Cortege leaving A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 7th July for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (R.C. Section). Donations to the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama. (1999)

DE SILVA ­ MRS LEELA. Dearly beloved wife of late Victor F.W. de Silva, loving mother of Devapriya Devadithiya (Devan), loving sister of Nanda, Wilmot and Peter, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 14th at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Nalluruwa Cemetery. "Adittiya", No.71, Debbedda Road, Nalluruwa, Panadura. (1999)

DE SILVA ­ MAGILIN. Beloved wife of Premadasa J.P. (Businessman at Kahawatte), mother of Eric de Silva (Manager Administration Kahawatte Plantations), Sairangani, Irangani, Murangani & Cyril, mother-in-law of Mayura de Silva (Staff Sister Peradeniya Teaching Hospital), Paulis Appuhamy (Ex-Walker & Sons), expired. Cremation will be on 26th Saturday at 3.00 p.m. at Mahaiyawa. 53/31, Hewaheta Rd., Thalwatte, Kandy. (June 25, 1999)

DE SILVA ­ MERVYN (Editor, Lanka Guardian). Beloved husband of Lakshmi Sylvia, father of Dayan Jayatilleka, father-in-law of Pulsara, brother of late Stanley, late Nalini, Lalitha, Kingsley and Neville. The body is at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella. Cremation will be at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday the 24th at General Cemetery Kanatte. (June 22, 1999)

DE SILVA MUTUTANTRIGE LALITHA, Mrs. Relict of late D.J. de Silva, beloved mother of Poshin, Anil and Chandima (Directors of D. Odiris Silva Group of Companies), mother-in-law of Deepa and Monindri, sister of late Ivan Fernando, late Sylvia Rodrigo, late Bernie Fernando and Kusuma Mendis, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 3rd July 99 at 3.00 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Ambalangoda at 3.30 p.m. "Udeni", 1st Cross Road, Ambalangoda. No flowers by request. (July 2, 1999)

DE SILVA - NAIDUWAWADU SOMA. - Beloved wife of the late George Mendis, loving mother of Shobha, Sampath (Ceylinco), Subha (Sarvodaya), mother-in-law of Premaratne (D.F.C.C.), Chamila (Sampath Bank), Dilip (Sarvodaya), expired. Cortege leaves residence 29, ‘Sampatha’, Rawathawatte Road, Moratuwa on Wednesday 16th June at 3.00 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa. (June 16, 1999)

Beloved wife of late Edward De Silva, loving mother of Kanthi (Shama), motherin-law of Duminda, sister of Camini,late Nissanka and Sepala,grandmother of Sharman, Sharmila, Sharmini Gayan, Sandra, Caminda and Hasini, expired. Cemation at General Cemetery Ambalangoda. Cortege leaves at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday 9th ‘Samudrawasa’, 48/1, Sea Beach Road, Ambalangoda. (June 8, 1999)

DE SILVA - NEWTON - Beloved husband of Latha, loving father of Rasika, Hasitha, Champika & Ruvi, father-in-law of Ranula & Raveendra, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 2.00 p.m. for Cremation the General Cemetery Borella on Thursday 3rd June at 3.00 p.m No.5, Centre Road, Jayanthipura, Battaramulla. (June 2,1999)

DE SILVA - P. VINCENT (Assistant Commissioner, Local Government). Beloved husband of Silvaree Nanayakkara (Rtd. Teacher, Ananda Balika, Maradana), loving father of Dr Anoja Weerakoon (Dental Surgeon, SL Army), Shamalee Thilakawardana (Engineer, UK), Suresh (SL Navy), Sumudu (Attorney-at-Law, UK), fatherin-law of Herbhy Weerakoon (Engineer BC Comptuers), Duminda Thilakawardana (Engineer UK), Champika and Prabha (Attorney-at-Law, UK), loving grandfather of Janith, Biyanka, Warsha and Deshan, expired. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella 3.00 p.m. Saturday 5th June. Cortege leaving residence 19/2, Lake Drive, Subuthipura Road, Battaramulla, 2.00 p.m. (June 4, 1999)

DE SILVA ­ ROLAND. Beloved husband of Gnanawathi, brother of late Lional, father of Padmini and Bandula (Retired Navy Officer), fatherin-law of Warnakulasuriya and Sharma, uncle of Lakshman, Malini and late Nihal, expired. Cremation Sarurday at Kohuwala Cemetery 5 pm. Cortege leaving residence at 4.00 p.m. 17, First Lane, Jambugasmulla Road, Nugegoda. (6) (june 11, 1999)

DE SILVA ­ RUWANPURA M.P. (Mahinda). Beloved brother of Indrani and Chandana (Chand), brother-in-law of late Mr Ramsay Wettimuny and Anoma, expired. Cremation at Kanatte Borella on Thursday 24th at 5 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.15 p.m. 41, Byrd Place, Colombo 6. No flowers please. (June 22, 1999)

DE SILVA - S.A.S. (SAM) of Gampola. Retired Post Master. Beloved husband of Padmini, precious father of Errol (ICTAD), Savithri (Australia), Ajith (Australia - Ex Tobacco), Geetha (ICT), Ayesha, Kishani & late Shehani, father-in-law of Chintha, R.K.R. Gunawardena (Australia), Mangala (Australia), Sisira Galkotuwa (SL Insurance Corporation), Mohan Bandara (H.N.B.), expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 15, Karlshrue Avenue, Borella at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 16th June for cremation at General Cemetery, Borella. (June 16, 1999)

DE SILVA - SAMSON (SAM) Retired Assistant Commissioner of Agrarian Services. Beloved husband of Manuja Wijewickrama, loving father of Dulya (Edna Group) and Chandanie (Attorney-atLaw), father-in-law of Chrishanthi and Dr. Upali Dodampegama (Kalubowila Hospital), grandfather of Aloka, expired. Funeral at family burial ground on 15th Thursday at 5.00 p.m. Kurunduwatta, Halkandawila, Paiyagala.

DE SILVA - SUSAN PRINCY - Beloved wife of late K.S. de Silva (Retd. Asst. Supdt. of Police CID), darling mother of Sushantha (MMBL Group and Retd. Supdt of Police - NIB), Sunethra (USA), Jayantha (Ally Weerasinghe Ltd.), Ashoka (New Zealand) and Anura (Marine Radio Officer) and loving mother-in-law of Shirani (Wycherly International School), Udithalal (USA), Dharshana (Singapore Airlines) and Dr. Vasantha Abeysekera (New Zealand), expired. Cortege leaving residence at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd June for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 5.00 p.m. 500/81, Ruwanpura Pedesa, Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya. (June 2,1999)

DE SILVA ­ TUTON Proprietor of M/s Susila Enterprises. Beloved husband of Susila, father of Thanuja & Chamila, brother of Hema (late), Dolly, Collin, Thilaka (late), Mallika, Samson (late), Rani & Lakshman (Kiwi), brother-in-law of Chandra, Rosey, Rani, Vincent & Reggi. Funeral will take place on 10th at 3.00 p.m. at Kanatte Crematorium. Cortege will leave residence at 2.15 p.m. 377, Dematagoda Road, Colombo 9. (June 10, 1999)

DE SILVA - WALTER (J.W.H.) at Rest. Beloved husband of Lena, loving father of Blodwen (S. Thomas’ Prep School), Fr. Sunil (UK and Former Chaplain S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia) and Marlene, father-in-law of Roxy Wiratunga (Ex Postal Dept.), Priyani (UK) and Briary Jayasuriya (Airport Garden Hotel), loving brother of Rita, dearest grandfather of Jerome, Mark, Andrew, Monroe and Angeline. Funeral Service on Tuesday 6th July 1999 (today) at 5 p.m. at the Church of S.S. Mary and John, Nugegoda. 7, Jambugasmulla Road, Nugegoda. (1999)

DE THABREW ­ MRS ADELIN (Retd. Teacher Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala and Dharmasoka, Ambalangoda). Wife of late N.J. de Thabrew, mother of Major General Jaliya Nammuni and Ramani Wickramaratne, expired. Funeral on 26th Saturday at 4.00 p.m. General Cemetery Kurunegala. No flowers please. 28, Thabrew Lane, Negombo Road, Kurunegala. (June 25, 1999)

(nee Aseerwatham). Peacefully Entered Glory on 24th June, 1999. Funeral Monday 28th June Adelaide. Beloved wife of late David Rajaratnam, loved and loving mother of Dr. Padma, Asirwatham, Dr. Ariam, late Raju, Sarojini, Jeyam, Indranee, Dr. Sakunthala, Chandra and late Selvaranee, loving sister of late Lily Vairakkiam, late Jeyam Walton, late Rose Benjamin, late Ranee Navaratnasingham and late Poo Arulanantham. Now at Peace with the Lord forever. 25, Norman Avenue, St. Marys Adelaide 5042. (June 28, 1999)

DHARMADASA - K.L.A - Retired Village Headman and reputed Exorcist expired. Funeral on 27th Sunday 3 p.m. at family burial ground, Yaddhimulla, Unawatuna. Friends and relations please accept this intimation. Bereaved wife, children and grandchildren. (1999

DHARMADASA ­ WINI Beloved wife of K.V. Dharmadasa, mother of Mangalika (Metrological Department) and Nishantha (Air Force), mother-inlaw of Bandara (Lever Brothers Ltd.) and Lasanthi, grandmother of Buddhika, Anjana and Kaumani, expired. Funeral will take place at Crematorium at Borella Kanatta at 4 p.m. on 02 June. Kew Road, Slave Island, Colombo 2. (June 1,1999)

DHARMAKAN ­ GRACE (Retired Teacher, Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena). Beloved wife of Christy, loving mother of Rohan (Italy), loving daughter of Mrs Daisy Samuel, sister of Paul, Princy, Charlotte, Mercy, late Lucy, daughter-inlaw of late Mr and Mrs S. Dharmakan, sister-in-law of Francis, Bobby (Italy), late Reggie, Rani, Alphonso, Gertrude, Stephen, Derrick, Clara, Philomena (Italy), Benny, Delano and Anna, expired. Cortege leaves residence 57, Alwis Place, Kotahena for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery on Saturday the 12th at 4 pm. ). (June 11, 1999)

DHARMARATNE CAROLYNE Beloved wife of late Don Francis, loving mother of Pearl, Bro. Felician O.M.I., Donald (Commercial Bank), late Quintus Clarence (Simplex), Deepthi, mother-in-law of Anton and Ransika. Cortege leaving 198/1, Galle Road, Panadura for burial in Minuwampitiya at 4 p.m. today. (June 17, 1999)

DHARMARATNE - DON BARNES Dearly beloved husband of Anoma (nee Talwatte). Loving father of Lalinda, Theja, Rohan and Isuri, father-inlaw of Mui, Ranmal, Tamara and Camie, passed away peacefully on the 18th June. His last rights were performed in private, according to his wishes. 17, Samagi Mawatha, Off Rajamaha Vihare Road, Pita Kotte. (June 23, 1999)

DHARMAWARDANA H.D. No. 10, Vijaya Road, Gampaha. Dearly beloved husband of S.C. Dharmawardana - retired Teacher, loving father of Ranjan - Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Priyani - Medical Officer, General Hospital, Badulla and Arjuna - Medical Officer, Base Hospital, Gampaha, father-in-law of Ramanika Jayawardanapura University, Dr. Ruwanpathirana V.O.G., General Hospital, Badulla and Padmini, expired. Funeral on the 1st July at 5 p.m. Kasagahawatta Burial Ground. (July 1, 1999)

DHARMAWARDANA ­ P.N. Retired Principal Vidyawardana Maha Vidyalaya, Thalangama South. Beloved husband of Sita, brother of Charlotte, late Mrs Hemawathi Perera, Janet, brother-in-law of Tissa Amarasekara, J.C. Perera, H. Meepe and Chandrani, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th June. For Cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte, Borella at 4.00 p.m. No.633/1, Daisy Mawatha, Pita Kotte. (June 16, 1999)

DIAS ­ ELMO W. Beloved husband of Yvonne, loving father of Sean and Drean, brother of Eleanor, Berna, Wyommie and late Ainsley, father-in-law of Rohan, expired. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 13th June for burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section). (June 13, 1999)

DISSANAYAKE - D.M. SENERATH BANDARA - Retired Lecturer, Mahaweli College of Education. Beloved husband of Kalyani, father of Bashi, Indika & Uditha, father-in-law of Mangala Ranawaka, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 23rd at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at 4.00 p.m. at Mahaiyawa Cemetery. No. 8/175, Lecturers’ Quarters, Uyanwatta, Polgolla. (June 22, 1999)

DISSANAYAKE - ESTHER - Beloved wife of late Wilfred, mother of Desmond (ALCS), Ranjini and Sriyani, mother-in-law of Anne, Ranjith and Stanley, sister of Mary Florence, Clarence, Richard, Joy and late Joe, expired. Cortege leaves residence from "Canal View", Kattuwa, Negombo, at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday the 9th. (June 8, 1999)

DICKSON DOREEN Formerly of 53, Nawala Road, Nugegoda, passed away suddenly in Melbourne, Australia 24. Beloved daughter of Milton and Pearl (Both deceased), darling sister of Milroy (deceased), Tula Bogaars, Carlo, Deanne Van Cuylenburg and Christopher, sister-in-law of Roma, Aubrey and Paula, loving aunt of Asta and Arjuna, Collin, Mario and Vasanthi, Rochelle and Errol, Angelo and Nimmi, Paul and Cally, Mark, Denise and Richard, loving grand aunt of Jake, Jeanelle and Jude. (June 1,1999)

DON HENRY - C.A. (Colombarachchi) (Retired Sub Postmaster, Hulftsdorf, J.P.). Beloved husband of Sumana, loving father of Gamini (Ranjit), Anoma and Tissa, father-in-law of Richard Abeydeera and Sriyani, expired. Cremation on 3rd June at 6.00 p.m. at General Cemetery Kanatte. The remains will lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour and Cortege will be leaving Parlour at 5.15 p.m. (June 3,1999) 

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