Obituaries | Sunday Observer



9 May, 2021

BULUMULLE - R.B. (Formerly of SLAS). Beloved husband of Kamalamala,​ loving father of Selaka (USA) and Harshani,​ passed away peacefully on 01.05.2021. He was cremated on 02.05.2021 at Mahaiyawa Cemetery. 19/​2A,​ Pilapitiya,​ Kiribathkumbura.033814

WEERASINGHE - MANEL. Rtd. PTI Mahamaya College,​ Kandy. Beloved wife of Ranjan,​ loving mother of Hasitha and Amali. Funeral arrangements to be notified later.034922



2 May, 2021

ERANDATHI ERIYAGAMA nee MONARAVILA KEPPETIPOLA. Beloved wife of late Lesli Eriyagama,​ loving mother of Suramya,​ Lasantha and Dushan,​ sister of late Nalini,​ Subadra,​ Yasodara,​ Quintus,​ Sheela and Asoka and of Prabha,​ Manthri,​ Douglas,​ Sextus and Mahinda,​ loving mother-in-law of Rohan and Krishanthi,​ loving grandmother of Shehan,​ Naomi,​ Sanduni and Vihanga,​ passed away peacefully on 25th April 2021. Funeral was held with closest relations and friends on 27th April in keeping with the health regulations. Lasantha - 0712498129. Suramya (Sushie) 0714268768.032248

GUNERATNE - LEONIE MARIE CELINE (ex-Commercial Bank),​ passed away in Brisbane,​ Australia. Dearly beloved wife of late Bonnie (ex-Commercial Bank),​ loving mother of late Sonali Jansen,​ Lilani Allon (Australia),​ Kishani Khan (UK),​ Dilani Jayasekara (Australia),​ cherished mother-in-law of Deryck Jansen (Sri Lanka),​ Rodney Allon (Australia),​ Mo Khan (UK),​ Shanaka Jayasekara (Australia),​ precious grandmother of Kevin and Karina Jansen,​ Shane and Dr. Darren,​ Allon,​ Sabrina,​ Kian and Zalmay Khan,​ Rajiv and Sanjiv Jayasekara,​ great-grandmother of Rachel and Maya. Funeral service to be held at 10.30 a.m. (AEST) on Wednesday 5th May,​ 2021 at all Saints Catholic Church,​ Albany Creek,​ Brisbane. 83 Saturn Crescent,​ Bridgeman Downs,​ 4035,​ Queensland,​ Australia.032484

JAYASINGHE - DON CELESTINE (D.C.). Retired Principal,​ St. Joseph’s College,​ Colombo-10. Beloved husband of late Juanita,​ loving father of Neomi,​ Rukmal,​ Amal,​ Sunimal & Lakmal,​ father-in-law of Valencia,​ Priyangika,​ Milani,​ grandfather of Trevis,​ Trevin,​ Yesith,​ Randira,​ Minoshi,​ Suren & Fidelia,​ passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence 24,​ Church Road,​ Nayakakanda,​ Hendala for birial on Sunday 2nd May at 3.30 p.m. at Nayakakanda Church.033014

RODRIGO - MARIA NEVIS. Beloved wife of Eustace Rodrigo,​ loving mother of Anusha Rodrigo,​ loving mother-in-law of Shantha Ferdinand,​ much loved grandmother of Nicol Ferdinand,​ expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 2nd May for burial at Negombo Bharatha Roman Catholic Cemetery. 8,​ Shramadhana Mawatha,​ Ettukal,​ Negombo. Tel: 031-4926726.032979

SATCHITHANANTHAN - NADARAJA. It is notified with deep sorrow the passing away of Nadaraja Satchithananthan on the 8th of April 2021. He was the son of late Rasaratnam Nadaraja and Nagamma,​ the husband of late Subadra Satchithananthan,​ brother of late Nadaraja Parameshwaran,​ late Nadeswari Sahadeva and of Kalyani Selvaratnam. A private funeral was held according to his wishes. 69,​ Norris Canal Road,​ Colombo 10.032951


25 April, 2021

JAYAWARDENA - JAYANTHA (JAVA) - Born in Pethiyagoda,​ Sri Lanka on 26 March 1944. Died in Ottawa,​ Canada on 24 March 2021,​ aged 76. Son of the late Indra and T M Jayawardena,​ brother of Nimal (Lakshmi),​ Nalini (late Keerthi),​ late Mahinda (Tilaka),​ darling daddy of Ione,​ survived by Vinitha (mother of Ione). Cremated at Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa and his ashes will be laid to rest in Kandy,​ Sri Lanka at a later date. i​o​n​e​.​j​a​y​a​w​a​r​d​e​n​a​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​029796


18 April, 2021

REV SISTER - PIA MARKUS - Safe in Arms of Jesus - Rev sister Pia Markus of sisters of the Holy Cross Convent Jaffna,​ dearly beloved daughter of late George Ernest of Ratnapura and late Mrs Ida of Matara,​ loving sibling of late Patience Perera,​ Rita Nissangaratchie,​ Anton Markus,​ sister-in-law of late Susantha,​ late Benedict and of Edna. Remains were laid to rest on 10th April 2021 after celebration of the Holy Mass at the Convent Chapel. Friends and relations please accept this intimation.028575

APPUTHURAI - VELUPPILLAI - Age 109 (Retired Senior Assessor of Inland Revenue Department,​ Colombo). Beloved husband of late Rajaluxumy,​ loving father of late Yogeswary,​ Thirunavukarasu and Shanthini,​ expired on 13.04.2021 and cremation took place on 14.04.2021 at General Cemetery,​ Borella.028810

PERERA - CHULANI ANTON - Beloved husband of Ira,​ much loved father of Viraj,​ stepfather of Lala. Brother of Godwin,​ late Mervyn,​ Sarath,​ Upul,​ Sharma. Remains will lie at 175,​ Elvitigala Mawatha,​ Rathmaldeniya Road,​ Moraketiya,​ Pannipitiya. Funeral service will take place on April 18th,​ Sunday at 3.30pm. Cortege leaves residence at 3pm for burial at Borella Cemetery Kanatta.028903

WIJESINGHE - WIMAL (Retired Inland Revenue) - Beloved husband of late Lalitha,​ loving father of Neranjana,​ Ganga and Thilini,​ caring father-in-law of Ravindra,​ late Prianga and Janaka,​ beloved grandfather of Chathurya,​ Yasindu,​ Kalanaka,​ Chandula,​ Ithara and Nitesh,​ passed away. Remains will be at 101/​1, Galle Road,​ Mount Lavinia,​ cremation on 18th April (Sunday) at 4.30 p.m.,​ Atthidiya Crematorium.028907


11 April, 2021

FERNANDO - A.T.P (TERENCE) - Retired (D.T.I - Sri Lanka Railways) - Called to Eternal Rest - Dearly beloved husband of late Gerty,​ much loved father of Manoj (Manju) Australi & Piumica (UK),​ father-in-law of Dharshika & adored grandfather of Marsha & Samara. Remains lie at Mahinda Florists - Mt. Lavinia Burial will be on 11/​04/​2021 at 3.00 p.m. at Mt. Lavinia Cemetery (Catholic Section).028450

FONSEKA - AMITHA (nee PATTIARATCHI). Beloved wife of late Jayantha (Raju of Horana),​ loving mother of Thilani,​ late Buddhika and Malind (OZ),​ expired on 23rd March. Funeral took place according to her wishes.026777

ILANGARATNE - S.B. (Mahinda). Beloved husband of Seetha (nee Marambe),​ loving father of Niroshana and Kaushi (Udayangani),​ loving father-in-law of Visaka and Bhathiya,​ grandfather of Mindula,​ Dulinika,​ Nivin,​ Saveen and Ravin. Remains lie at Restpect by Jayaratne on the 10th at 5pm. Funeral will be held today (11th April) at 4pm at the Borella General Cemetery.028448

JEYANAYAGAM - SHEILA RANJITHAM. Loving wife of Daniel (late),​ beloved mother of Virajini and Shiyalini,​ loving mother-in-law to Rajan Arulganesan and Bennett Olegesegaram,​ much loved grandmother to Dylan,​ Davon and Dan,​ sister of Sonna (late),​ Girlie (late),​ Dolly,​ Thiyagarajah (late),​ Rosy (late),​ Raja,​ Chandra (Australia),​ Leela,​ Malar and Pon Sheila,​ passed away peacefully. Funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 in the UK. May her soul rest in eternal peace.028309

SIMMS - SUGANTHI (nee PALVANAM). Much loved wife of Dennis (Darrel),​ precious mother of Gillian (Bahrain),​ loving M.I.L. of Hisham - (Bahrain),​ adoring grandmother of Seravi,​ loving sister of Mano Wijesinghe,​ Rachel Karunaratne,​ Neville,​ Christopher,​ Roveena,​ Rebecca De Silva,​ Anna Vasudevan,​ Valma Gunaratne and Sandra Balraj - UK,​ expired on 7th April and laid to rest on April 9th,​ 2021 at General Cemetery,​ Kanatte. In view of Covid restrictions,​ health guidelines,​ a private burial was conducted.028419

THOMAS - JUNE - Dearly beloved wife of Chris Thomas and loving mother of Shervin and Shannon,​ passed away on Friday 9th April,​ 2021. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Negombo Road,​ Wattala at 3.30 p.m. on 12th April (Monday) to St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda for burial at the Nayakakanda Catholic Cemetery.028447


4 April, 2021

ISMAIL - MOHAMED BAFI - Son of late A.A.M. Ismail and Sithy Suhada - Beloved husband of Therese,​ father of Roshan (Australia) and Shane,​ father-in-law of Nicola and Maria,​ grandfather of Tianna,​ Tristen,​ Kiara and Kien,​ brother of Eyene Sakkaf,​ Fawzia Sirajee and Mohideen (Australia),​ and of the late Faiz,​ Hamdi,​ Hamid,​ Zubair,​ Nazeema Fareed and Zinul Jiffrey. Janaza took place on 13th March 2021,​ to Maligawatte Muslim Burial Grounds. 12,​ Alakeshwara Road,​ Etulkotte.026121


28 March, 2021

JAYASURIYA - (MRS INDRA) (MRS. KATULANDA) - Retired Vice Principal Eriyawetiya Maha Vidyalaya - Beloved wife of Mr. Somaratne Katulanda (Senior Manager Retd People’s Bank) mother of Mahesh Katulanda (Attorney-at-Law),​ Dr. Prasad Katulanda (Consultant Endocrinologist/​Senior Lecturer) and Vindya Katulanda (HSBC Dubai) mother-in-law of Dr. Gaya (NHSL),​ Mrs. Preethi (Attorney-at-Law) and Mr. Manoj Lodivickz (Abudabi Commercial Bank Dubai),​ grandmother of Manthi,​ Ovin,​ Jaindu and Movinya,​ passed away. Remains lie at AF Raymond’s at Borella from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday the 26th & at family home Uswatta Road,​ Natuduwa Kiribathgoda from 27 morning. Cremation at Enderamulla Kanatte on Simday 28th at 3.00 p.m.024244


21 March, 2021

DE ALWIS - PATRICIA IRANGANIE (PAT) Nee Bulathsinhala. Daughter of late Alfred Stephen Cooray & Hilda Bulathsinhala,​ loving sister of Dr. Ranjith Bulathsinhala & Devika,​ dearly beloved wife of the late Justin De Alwis,​ affectionate mother of the late Trevor and of Jayanthi & Savithri,​ mother-in-law of the late Chelvan Mathiaparanam,​ fond grandmother of Dinesh & Sonali,​ Kajanka & Himali,​ Kisholi,​ Jiloshi and Shamil. Cremation took place on Thursday 18th March 2021,​ according to her wishes. 7/​5 A,​ School Lane,​ Kapuwatta,​ Gangodawila,​ Nugegoda.022273

KARIYAWASAM - Dr. TAMARA - Dearly beloved wife of Premasiri,​ precious mother of Chandima and loving mother-in-law of Imalka,​ dearest sister of Rupa Maheswaran and Hemamalini Vitharana,​ passed away peacefully on the 19th of March 2021 and cremated soon after at a private family funeral. May she attain supreme bliss of Nibbana.022279

MANICKAM - YOGARATNAM (Yogan). Former proprietor of Swenitha,​ Gnanamani & Pushpa Stores Bambalapitiya,​ entered eternal rest on the 18th March 2021. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs E. Manickam of Suruvil & Karampon West,​ son-in-law of late Mr & Mrs Selvaratnam,​ devoted husband of Amara,​ much loved father of Myuran and Gayathri (UK). Brother of late Vijayaratnam,​ late Vijayaluxmi Somaskandan and Yogaluxmi Balasubramaniyam (New Zealand). He touched so many lives with his presence,​ was loved and adored by all and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries to g​a​y​a​_​y​o​g​a​n​@​y​a​h​o​o​.​c​o​.​u​k​ 0044 7476 130998022287

RAJAPAKSE - Dr. VIJITHASENA. Dearly beloved husband of Nelunika,​ most affectionate father of Dr. Vinodh Rajapakse (son) and Milakshmi (Mimi) Rajapakse (daughter),​ loving brother of the late Hemalatha Laktillake,​ the late Dr. Sirimana Rajapakse,​ Chandrapala Rajapakse,​ Premalatha (Merle) Weerasinghe,​ Sarathchandra (Ranja) Rajapakse and Anura Rajapakse and much loved brother-in-law of Dr. Shanti Gunawardena and Ramesh Gunawardena,​ passed away peacefully on March 4,​ 2021,​ in his home of 42 years in Solon,​ Ohio,​ USA. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.020894


14 March, 2021

FERNANDO - Mr. ALBERTHULAGE MACKDONALD PATRICK. Beloved son of late Mr & Mrs Peter Paul Fernando,​ loving husband of Mrs Moreen Silva,​ loving father of Dinika,​ Eron,​ Nalaka,​ Sonali and loving grandfather of Shaveen,​ Sheraya and Ethan,​ passed away on 12th March 2021. Family funeral will take place on Sunday 14th March at 4.00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church,​ Koralawella.020355

Mr. JAYANTHA Y.P. Former Manager,​ People’s Bank. Beloved husband of late Mala Mohotti,​ loving father of Methmini (Switzerland),​ Thejapriya and Dhammini,​ deceased after a bried illness. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia. Cortege leaves at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday 14th for Mt. Lavinia Cemetery. Residence: No. 118,​ Airport Road,​ Rathmalana.020358


7 March, 2021

SOMASEGARAM - Dr. SANDRASEGARAM - (Retired R.M.P.) - Beloved husband of Ivy Indranee (nee Asbury),​ loving father of Jeevana Joseph,​ Christina Jebanesan (UK),​ loving father-in-law of Praveen Joseph,​ Daniel Jebanesan (UK),​ precious grandfather of Iroshika,​ Jeremy (UK),​ Jerusha & Jenson (UK),​ entered rest. Remains will lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mt. Lavinia on 10/​03/​2021 from 9.00 a.m. (to 7.00 p.m.) and the funeral service will be held at the parlour on 11/​03/​2021 at 3.00 p.m. (Contact Tel: # 0112501735).018416