Obituaries | Sunday Observer


13 December, 2020

AMARASINGHE - MRS STELLA (nee PANDITHASEKARA) - Retired Teacher - Gothami Balika Vidyalaya - Colombo and Kalutara Balika Vidyalaya. Beloved wife of late Yubert Amarasinghe,​ ever loving mother of late Malkanthi,​ Ravi,​ late Anomi,​ Champi (Perth/​Aust) & Shan (Dubai),​ loving mother-in-law of Manthi (Charlie) Ilayperuma,​ Dilini,​ Chandima,​ Devapriya,​ Lokuge (Perth/​Aust) and Hemamali (Dubai),​ grandmother of Savanthi (Melb/​Aust),​ Hasantha,​ Anudini (Perth/​Aust),​ Janith (Perth/​Aust),​ Navinda (Syd/​Aust),​ Nalinda (Syd/​Aust),​ Malinda,​ Vihansa (Dubai) & Ravindi,​ passed away peacefully on 23rd October 2020. A private funeral was held at Borella Cemetery Crematorium on 24th October 2020. Family members wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone attended and helped in many ways during this unprecedented time. We regret our inability to thank them individually. Email : c​h​a​m​p​i​k​a​.​l​o​k​u​g​e​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​075565

GUNAWARDENA PERCY WEERAWICKRAMA (Retired PHI of Baddegama) -​ Loving husband of Leela (Rtd. Matron Sri Jayawardena General Hospital) - Beloved father of Lakshita (Canada),​ Dhamminda (Italy) and Jeyanada,​ father-in-law of Chaminda Nagahawatte (Canada),​ Chamila Jayasekera,​ peacefully passed away at the age of 88. He succumbed to cancer after a brave battle. Funeral took place in Canada on 11th December. l​a​k​s​h​i​1​4​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​ +16474254277. Address: 23,​ Locker Drive,​ Ajax on LIT 3K9 Canada.076274

PATERNOTT - MARGARET - Beloved wife of late Vyvil,​ loving mother of Therese,​ Hazel,​ Claudette,​ Ruth and late Miriam,​ mother-in-law of Duncan,​ late Steve,​ Walter,​ late Russell and Vipula,​ darling grandmother of Charneca,​ Manisha,​ Miranthi,​ Anika and Manuka,​ great grandmother of Eden,​ Harrison,​ Leonardo,​ Raphaella,​ Sanchia,​ Sanya,​ Meyon,​ Allira and Keyaan,​ peacefully returned to Jesus on 2 November 2020. A private cremation took place on 3 November 2020 at 13.30 at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.075139

PERERA - BASIL of Mudiyansege Watta,​ Dalugama,​ Kelaniya (President of Legion of Mary and Member of Parish Council - St Francis de Sales Church,​ Old Boy of De Mazenod College - Kandana and retired Draughtsman of the Irrigation Department) passed away on 30th November. The family members wish to extend special thanks to His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith - the Archbishop of Colombo and the auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Colombo for their presence and prayers. Sincere appreciation to Parish Priests and Assistant Priests of Dalugama,​ Ragama,​ Kalamulla,​ Priest Batches of 2011 and 2017,​ All Priests and Rev. Sisters,​ Consultants,​ Doctors,​ Nurses and staff of Colombo North Teaching Hospital,​ Catholic Unions of NHRD (Chest Hospital) - Welisara,​ Rehabilitation Hospital - Ragama,​ Sri Lankan Catholic Nurses Guild,​ Indranath Thenuwara Photo Academy Photo Cricle,​ Management and staff of Midas Safety - Sri Lanka,​ Staff of Internal Audit Department of Union Bank,​ the Parishioners of Dalugama,​ Ragama,​ Kalamulla and all friends and relatives. Rev. Fr. Chrishnaka Dilan Perera,​ Christa,​ Thilan,​ Judini,​ Nirosha,​ Ruwantha.076344

PONNAMPERUMA - R. F. - (RUVAN) former Director of State Plantations (SLSPC) Galle Board Office and former Director of Plantation Housing Development Trust (PHDT) Galle,​​ Rathnapura ,​​ Kegalle & Colombo passed away peacefully on Thursday 03rd December 2020,​​ son of late Mr. & Mrs. F. S. Ponnamperuma of Kaluwella Galle,​​ son in law of late Major & Mrs. E .O. Fernando of Kaluthara,​​ loving husband of Kumudini (A.W.S.) and dear brother of late Zelma ,​​ Late Placidus,​​ Late Rohini,​​ Swineetha ,​​ Ranjanie,​​ Late Sunalini ,​​ Miranie and Jagath. According to his wishes private funeral and cremation was held at Kurunegala on last Friday the 04th December 2020. Foreign papers please copy. #119 “Millennium City” Old Dambulla Road. Kurunegala. Telephone +94372221289 +94773876477 R​u​f​r​a​p​o​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​.​u​k​075320

RASANAYAGAM - ANGELO (Retd. Official UNHCR,​ Geneva) - Called to rest on 09 December,​ 2020 - Dearly beloved husband of Anandhi,​ loving brother of late Indrani Duraiswamy,​ Manohari Alles,​ Lakshman Rasanayagam (Australia),​ late Nirmalan Rasanayagam,​ Vasanthi Visvalingam (UK),​ late Chandran Rasanayagam,​ Soundari Selvarajah and Amali Philips (Canada),​ brother-in-law of late Shanthi Homer-Vanniasingham,​ Purani Muttukumaru (Australia) and Suren Homer-Vanniasingham. A private funeral amidst close family members was held on 10 December 2020 at the Roman Catholic Section of the General Cemetery Borella. We express our warm appreciation to family and friends for their prayers and condolences.076565