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OBITUARIES

1380 - 17/05/18

ABEYAWARDENA - RANJANI - 12, Temple Road, Nawala.

BANDARANAYAKE - LENITA

DE ALWIS - CHANDRA LAL - 146/10, A1, Caldera Gardens, off Dutugemunu Street, Kohuwela.

DE SILVA - MADUWAGE VINITHA - 48, S.G.A. De Silva Mawatha, Vilegoda, Ambalangoda.

DE SILVA RONALD (TIKO)

EMERITUS PROFESSOR V.K. GANESALINGAM

FERNANDO - MR. SARATH (Forester) - No. 16, Vaverset Place, Wellawatte, Colombo.

FERNANDO - SUNIL CAMILLUS

JANSZ - PAMELA ROSE - Nee FERNANDO - No. 107/6, Gongitota Road, Enderamulla, Wattala.

NANDA P. KALUTHANTHRI - 274, Thalapathpitiya, Nugegoda.

PERERA - SUREN

PERERA M.P. CYRIL - No. 2B, First Lane, Wasala Watta Road, Kottawa, Pannipitiya.

RAJAPAKSE - MRS ESTHER

RANASINGHE K.K.P. (Piyadasa) - 322/55, Saraswathie Estate, Thalawathugoda.

RATWATTE - Mrs. SHIRLENE (SHEKKA)

SAMARASINGHE - NIHAL AMARANATH

STANLEY VIRENDRANATHAN OLEGASAGERAM

TISSAINAYAGAM - RATNALEILA (nee BALARETNARAJA)

WEERAKOON - ANULA KAMINI

1379 - 10/05/18

Obituary Notices

OBITUARIES of Dr. Rasiah Pathmanathan & Mrs. Puvanam Pathmanathan

Dr. Rasiah Pathmanathan of Chavakachcheri, Sri Lanka and lately of Brunei and Florida,
USA,beloved husband of late Puvanam, father of Dr. Yoshana (Jo), father-in-law of
Murugan Rajaratnam, grandfather of Viji & Krishan, brother of late Dr. Kugathasan,
late Dr. Sarveswary Murugesu & late Muthucoorasawamy
passed away on Sunday April 29th 2018 in Clearwater, Florida USA.

Mrs. Puvanam Pathmanathan of Vidanes Lane Chundikuli Jaffna, Sri Lanka and
lately of Brunei and Florida, USA called to rest on Monday 7th May 2018
in Clearwater, Florida USA. She was the wife of late
Dr. R. Pathmanathan (Anesthetist), Daughter of late V Coomaraswamy and
late Mrs. Rukmani Coomaraswamy, mother of Dr. Yoshana (Jo), mother-in-law
of Murugan Rajaratnam, grandmother of Viji & Krishan, sister of late
Dr. Parames Duraiyappah, late Pushpa Somaskandan, Mahen Coomaraswamy,
late Dr. Vijendra, Pathma Wimal Sockanathan and Dr. Sivendran.

Please contact Jo or Murugan in Florida, USA by email: rajflorida@msn.com


Obituary Notice

Mr. Percy Jayawardena
01 February 1937 - 30 April 2018

Beloved husband of Mano, father of four and grandfather to seven;
past pupil of St. Aloysius College Galle; pioneer of freight forwarding
established over 50 years ago with Karpers Overseas,
passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

The service will be held at West Herts Crematorium (North Chapel),
High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0JS
on Thursday 10th May at 12:30pm

May the blessings of the triple gem always be with him


AL HAJ AHAMED ZUBAIR MARZOOK

AMARAKOON - K.B. - No. 302/30, Victory Garden, C.V. Corea Mawatha, Hokandara South.

AMARASINGHE - CHANDRASENA

AMARASINGHE - MRS SUMANA - No. 11, Keells Housing Scheme, Kiripattiya Road, Ihala Bomiriya, Kaduwela.

AMARATHUNGA - KUSUMA DE SILVA - Kandawala Estate, Kandawala, Katana.

BANDUSENA - MAHINDA DHARMASIRI - 31/7B, Castle Street, Colombo 08.

BERYL THULANI DE SARAM nee COSTA - 690/5, Kulasewana Road, Kottawa, Pannipitiya.

CLEMENT WEERAGUNARATNE SAHABANDU (Ex-Planter)

DAYANANDA - SUMITHRA - No. 98, Nagahawatte Road, Maharagama.

DE ROSAIRO - MARLENE (Nee ALMEIDA) - 2/4, Elvitigala Road, Borella.

ELLAWALA - JANAKA - (Age 54) - No. 106, Airport Road, Ratmalana.

FERNANDO - MR. SARATH - No. 16, Vaverset Place, Wellawatte, Colombo - 6.

GOMEZ FRANCES - 19/3, Frances Road, Colombo 6.

GUNATILLEKE - RATNA J.P. - 31, Frances Rd., Wellawatta.

JAYASURIYA - PROF. C.L. (CHANDRA) - 10D, Huludagoda Road, Mount Lavinia.

KUSUMA DE SILVA AMARATHUNGA

LIYANAGE - S.D. - No. 587, Sri Indrasara Mawatha, Koppala Arugodda (Panadura).

OLIVER - RENO BASIL RICCARDO

PERERA - M. LINTON - 115, "Lisi", Egodauyana, Moratuwa.

PERERA - SUREN

PONNAMPERUMA - DON RANJITH - 14/2, Sri Nagavihara Road, Kotte.

RAJASINGHAM - SITA GLADYS (Nee DE SILVA)

RAMACHANDRA - KARIN

REBEIRA PRIYANEE (nee TissaAratchy)

SANDIRIGAMA- KUMARI - No: 8, Galagedera Lane, Yatiwawala, Katugastota.

SILVA - MALLIKA (90 yrs.) - No. 90, Hill Street, Kalutara.

TERRANCE - PETERS - 3/5, Princess Luise Avenue, Uyana, Moratuwa.

WEERASINGHE DELINI - 410/108, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.

1378 - 03/05/18

Obituary

An Appreciation

Dr Dinil Wickremasuriya
A Life Well Led

It is with great sadness I write this appreciation to show our respect
and gratitude and to say a fond Farewell to one of our close friends and
a batch mate from Colombo Medical faculty, who passed away few weeks ago
peacefully after a brief illness.

His funeral service was held on Wednesday 24th April at Kemnal Park Crematorium
in the presence of a large gathering of his close family members, friends and
well wishers who came from far and wide across the UK.

Dinil grew up in Beruwala and had his early education at Tissa Central College Kalutara.
After getting his O level results, he then attended St Sebastian College Moratuwa
to pursue higher studies He was the only successful medical entrant from St Sebastian
College Moratuwa that year.

I came to know him in June 1960 when we entered the Colombo Medical faculty, University
of Sri Lanka and continued with our close friendship ever since.

During 1963/64, he was elected the vice president, and I was elected the Hon. Secretary
( along with Derrwick De Silva as the president) of the prestigious Colombo Medical
Students' Union (MSU). Thanks to his initiative and with the excellent team effort,
we brought about lots of improvements to the MSU 'common room. The upgrades included
the purchase of a full size billiard/snooker table, table tennis table, carom boards
and many more recreational facilities for the exclusive use of all the medical students
over 5 year spread. He was an all-round sportsman and received university colours
in cricket and athletics. He was always loyal, energetic and a sincere friend and
ever ready to help anyone in need.

Due to personal and family issues, he qualified few years later and did his internship
in Chilaw Base Hospital. Then he was posted as the MO. Kariyamaditta.
(a remote town with hardly any facilities at that time).

After qualifying as a medical practitioner, I wanted to buy a 2nd hand car
( with our meagre salary), and he took me around in his car to several car sales.
After many unsuccessful searches, he finally told me that his uncle also has
a car for sale an old Ford Consul car, which I eventually bought.

Dinil got married to his beloved wife Prabha when he was at Kariyamaditta Hospital
and his repeated efforts to get a transfer to a more comfortable location failed.
With a heavy heart, he decided to migrate to New Zealand and became a
very popular GP for several years.

His aunt was a GP in Bexley Heath, UK and when her partner had to retire,
Dinil accepted her invitation and came over to UK and joined her practice.
Later he became the senior partner, and he got another batch mate of ours
Dr Daya Thenuwara to be his partner. He was a dedicated, compassionate and
a very popular medical practitioner who offered his patients a very personal
and an excellent service.

Dinil was a practising Buddhist and guided his children to learn the Buddhist
philosophy In spite of his busy life as a dedicated GP, he also engaged in social,
spiritual and cultural activities in and around his locality.

In addition to his being a caring and a faithful husband, he was a dedicated and
compassionate father of two sons ( elder son is a consultant paediatrician and
the younger son is a IT consultant)

After retirement, he returned to his home town- Beruwala, Sri Lanka mainly to
look after his ailing mother. He also conducted free health clinics on a regular
basis and offered his help to various Buddhist Temples.

Following the loss of his mother, and with his two sons and their families in the UK,
Dinil returned to the UK with his wife and made his home once again in Sidcup until his passing.


In spite of his ill health in the last few years, he was mentally alert, active and
sociable and was ever ready to entertain his friends and relatives. He consented to
donate his body to UK medical colleges after death, but sadly this couldn't be carried
out due to the Easter holidays intervening.

As his wish, the family arranged a straightforward funeral service with the presence
of three Buddhist monks. The Monks conducted the 'Pansakula' ceremony followed by speeches
by his two sons who reflected on his life story in a very emotive and in a descriptive way.

The service was also webcast( live on line streaming) for the benefit of those friends and
relatives spread across the globe who could not physically be present at the funeral.
Even without much publicity, the large gathering present at the crematorium bears testimony
for his immense popularity, humility and his brotherhood and community values.

After the close family offered their final farewell in true Sri Lankan style, it was so moving
to watch the entire hall queuing up silently, to pay their homage to one of their much loved
and respected close friends. Afterwards, all the well wishers were entertained with
refreshments at STC Sports Club in Eltham.

Dinil is survived by his wife Prabha, his elder son Nalin and his wife Annette and their two daughters,
and his younger son Ravi, his wife Sue and their two children.

Dear Dinil, You would have been delighted with the presence of such a large gathering and how
your loved ones conducted the final farewell. You were indeed a true and a sincere
friend (Kalyana Mittha). You will be much missed by your family, broader relations
and all your friends and well- wishers.

May you attain the everlasting Bliss of Nibhana.

( Dr Sena Nanayakkara )


DE ZILVA - R.T. MICHAEL (MIKE)

FERNANDO - L V R (LENNEY) - No. 10, St. Anthony's Road, Mount Lavinia.

FERNANDO - W.W.MARY LILIAN - "Deta Villa", First Cross Street, Marawila.

GNANADURAI - MR. THEVANESAN RICHARD

GOMEZ - LUCIAN

GUNATHUNGA - UPALI SNAL - 2B, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08.

HARRIS ROBIN - No. 82, Waragoda Road, Kelaniya.

HORSHINGTON - HELEN MOLLY LEELA

JANSZ - LORETTE (nee YOUNG)

JAYASUNDERA - HIRAN - No. 27 Upper Dickson Road, Galle.

KULATUNGA - DR. ROY - 33, Rosemead Place, Colombo 7.

LIYANASURIYA - TISAL LAKSITHA

PROF. HETTIARACHCHI - SAMANTHA

PROF. V.P. KARUNARATNE

REV. FR. J.D. JOHN ANTHONY NANAYAKKARA

SAMARATHUNGA - NIMAL - No. 3, Fifth Cross Street, Negombo.

SARATH CHANDRA SENEVIRATHNE EPA

SARDHARATNE - W.M. - No:62, Galkanda Lane, Anniewatte, Kandy.

SENEWIRATHNE - KANTHI HERAT (nee KAHAWITA)

SILVA - FELIX - No. 42, Uyana Road, Moratuwa.

VARNAKULASINGHE - VILMA

VITHARANA - ANDY (ANANDA) - No. 483, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 08.

WANASUNDERA - DHARME - 125/42, Peterson Lane, Wellawatte.

 
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