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CALDERA - DAYAWATHI - Beloved wife of the late Wilson (Julius & Creasy), loving mother of Wijitha (James Finlay & Co.) and Sandhamali (Adam Expo), mother-in-law of Anusha (Telecom), darling grandmother of Kavindhu, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th January for Burial at General Cemetery, Kohuwala. No. 37/1A, Temple Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala.

DE MEL - LENA Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Beloved wife of late V. Cyril De Mel, precious mummy of Maureen, Trilby, Mala and Joyce, loving mother-in-law of Lyn, Wije, K. Ranasinghe and the late Dunstan, darling Granna of Jeanne (Australia), Lakshman (USA), Lester (AD Sine), Lakdasa (AD Sine), late Lakmal, Dilukshi, Rajith (AD Sine), Darshani (North Sails), Lilani (Sri Lankan Airlines), Preethimali (USA), Dr Jatila (USA), Dr Ramya (USA), Chandani (BOI), Dilshan (D.M.W. Distributors), Dilhara, Rukshani (Vantex), Shehani (Stassens) and Dilan (Nawaloka). Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 15th January for Burial at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dalugama. 3M/58, National Housing Scheme, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya.

DE SILVA - NALLAHANDI BHAGITHA SEWVANDANA. Old Royalist & A.C.B.T. beloved son of Sudam de Silva (Unique Packaging Pvt. Ltd.) and Shanthi de Silva (State Timber Corporation, Battaramulla), brother of Thushari, expired. Cortege leaves residence 120/1A, Rodrigowatta Road, Godagama, Homagama at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th January for Interment at Godagama Public Cemetery.

DE ZOYSA - MARY THERESA (nee WIJENAYAKE). Wife of the late G.R. De Zoysa, mother of Victor, Asoka, Bernard, Mervyn, Ranjit and Daisy, mother-in-law of Soma, Ranjani, Indrani, Rupa, Shirley and Karunajeewa Jayasekera, sister of the late Eric, Charles, Catherine, Benedict, Myra and of Jane. Burial at Ss Peter and Paul Church burial ground, Ragama at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th January, from 55, Station Road, Ragama. (No flowers by request, donations to Dr Akshika Memorial Eye Care Centre, Helpage Nugegoda).

GANESHADAS - PUSHPARETNAM. Beloved husband of Kalaivani (Vaanni), loving father of Arabind and Abirami (Colombo South International School), son of late Pushperetnam and late Kamalambikai, brother of Indradas (USA), Shanmugadas (USA), Chandradas (UK), Nalayini and late Ranjini, son-in-law of Balasingham and late Meenambikai. Cortege leaves A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 14th January. Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 3.00 p.m.

PERERA - SIMON (Staff - St. Aloysius Seminary, Borella, formerly Staff - De Mazenod College, Kandana, Senior Lecturer, Aquinas College, Borella). Beloved husband of Beatrice Perera, loving father of Maximus (Staff - St. Benedict's College, Kotahena), Suranjan (Anuraj Agencies) and Denis (Gil Garments), expired. Funeral on 14.01.2004 - Wednesday 3.30 p.m. at Mattumagala R.C. Cemetery. St Mary's Place, Welisara, Ragama.

PREMADASA - H.W.S. - Well known Businessman - Dearly beloved husband of Nanda Jayawardena, darling father of Rohana (Businessman), Chintha, Vajira, Rasika (Attorney-at-Law - Grayline Group of Companies), Ishanthi and Indika, father-in-law of Ravin Pinidiya (Businessman - Matara), Nihal Weerasinghe (Businessman - Nittambuwa), Sudesh Paranavithana (Attorney-at-Law) and Chalani Thalgaswatta, brother of Piyasena (Businessman), Somadasa (Businessman), Somapala (Peoples Bank), Ariyasena, (Finance Director - Provincial Council, Galle), Gunawathie, Premawathie and Somawathie, loving grand father of Ashen, Shehani, Pasindu and Randini, expired. Cremation on 14th Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Kerawalapitiya Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. 14/1, Daya Road, Hendala, Wattala.

RAJAPAKSE - MRS P.G.S. Beloved wife of late George Rajapakse, loving mother of late Malini, and of Roy, Ranjini, Sunil and Theja, expired. Cortege leaves residence Thursday 15th January at 4 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 5 p.m. No flowers by request. No.392, Negombo Road, Wattala.

SENEVIRATNE - WEGODAPOLA (SONNY) - Beloved husband of Grace Nee Ratwatte, father of Sepalika Marapane, Indra, Senarath, Nimal, Appi, and late K.B., father-in-law of L.B. Marapane, Nalini Amunugama, Chandrakanthi Marapane and Manel Kempitiya, expired. Burial at Family Burial Ground on 14th Wednesday at 4.00 p.m. Ranawana Walauwa, Kiribathkumbura.

VITHARANA - AMARA. Beloved wife of Mr A. De S. Vitharana (Ex Trains Controller, C.G.R.), mother of Aruna (Govt. Surveyor), Chandrika (N.L.D.B.), Chulani and Thilina (Kotahena M.M.V.), mother-in-law of late Laxhmie, Mathalie (N.L.D.B.), Kamal and Jagath, expired. Cortege leaving 35/12, Raymond Rd., Nugegoda at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at the Public Cemetery Kohuwela on Wednesday 14th January 2004.

WIJERATNA - MR PIYASIRI (Musician). The death is announced of Mr Piyasiri Wijeratne, retired teacher. Beloved husband of Ananda Gunasinghe (Retired Teacher) father of Susara (Sri Lanka Telecom), Anusarie (Kindai Kagaku Lanka, Horana), Saranie (Earnst and Young), father-in-law of Chamarie Senaratne (Sirasa). Cremation at Millewa Public Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday the 15th. Geethayana, Millewa, Horana.

DE ZILWA - THERESE (TIRA) (Former Teacher, All Saints Borella), expired. Interment on 14th Thursday at 4 p.m. Borella Kanatta R.C. Section according to her wishes. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, Borella.

RAJAPAKSE - MRS P.G.S. Beloved wife of late George Rajapakse, mother of late Malini, Dr. Roy, Ranjini, Sunil and Theja, mother-in-law of Sugathadasa Marasinghe, Vijayalakshmi, Dr. Ranjith Ratnapala, Devika and Kirthi Wanasinghe, sister of late Benjamin Polwatte, grandmother of Shanaka, Anusha, Mano, Tanuja, Dr. Dilantha, Dr. Devaka, Hashini, Shehani and Dinesha, expired. Cortege leaves residence on 15th January at 3 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4.30 p.m. No. 134, Old Negombo Road, Wattala.

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