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REV. SISTER MARY DELPHIN SILVA of Good Shepherd Convent, Nayakakanda, expired. Mass at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday the 6th March at Good Shepherd Convent, Nayakakanda followed by funeral service.

ABEYAWARDENA - C. (C.De) retired Matron - Colombo Municipality. Beloved wife of late Sirisoma, mother of Renuka, Mihiri, Anuradha (Ceylease) and Samantha (Airport and Aviation Services), mother-in-law of Bandula (People's Bank), Jayasiri (Hayleys) and Chandanie (Horana Plantations), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 1.00 p.m. Saturday 6th March for Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte, Borella at 3.00 p.m. 130/2, Kahantota Road, Pittugala, Malabe.

ANANDAPPA - ANNA PHILOMENA wife of the late Ben, beloved mother of Romany Gina and Bernie mother-in-law of Fermin, Elmo and late Godwin beloved grandmother of Rochelle and Delano (Canada) Iverine and Ramesh and Anton, great grandmother of Onella and Ryan, beloved sister of late Regis and of Tony late Benson and of Ronald, expired. Cortege leaves residence on Sunday 7th March at 4 p.m. for Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte. No.61, Weliamuna Cross Road, Hendala, Wattala.

BOGEDERA - MRS R.B. BOGEDERA, Beloved wife of late R.B. Bogedera, mother of late Nielanganie, Ranjith, Giethanjalie, Asanga, Pushpa, Nelum, Amala and Kosica, mother-in-law of Sunil, Birgit, late Vernon, Tissa, Brian, Peter, Lal and Daya, grandmother of Imandra, Charendra, Kosica, Ajantha, Amanda, Dilanga, Shiranthi, Amali and Layangi, expired. Cremation Mahaiyawa Cemetery Saturday 6th at 6.30 p.m. 93, Sri Sumangala Mawatha, Kandy.

LION SIDNEY - The Lions Club of Moratuwa announces with deep regret the demise of their senior member LION SIDNEY MENDIS, a past office bearer. The Lion President requests all Lions, Lion Ladies and Leos to assemble at the Galle Road entrance to Holy Emmanuel Church at 5 p.m. to pay their last respects formally as a Lion Family.

MENDIS - RITA - Retired Teacher, Nagoda M/V. Much beloved wife of late Ernest, precious mother of Lilanthi (De Mazenod College), Kamini (St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa), Amal (Rhino Roofing), Chandani (NARA), Nelum (Thriposha), mother-in-law of Rexy (Venura Garments), Srilal (Taj Garments), Priyantha (BTL Shipping), Nirosha (Insurance Corporation), expired. Cortege leaves residence, Saturday 6th, at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at St. Anne's Church Burial Ground, Weligampitiya, Ja-Ela. No. 532/26, Vivekasthan Road, Kapuwatta, Ja-Ela.

MENDIS - SIDNEY (Chairman / Managing Director, Sidney Group of Companies) at rest with Jesus. Beloved husband of Beatrice (ex-staff Prince of Wales College), loving father of late Lt. Col. Srimal Mendis, Swarnamala, Sriyantha, Sharmalie, Samanmalie and Shiran, father-in-law of Ajantha, James Fitzgerral, Janakie, Hasantha de Mel, Capt. Mahen Abayasekera and Neomi, much loved grandfather of Shimali, Shamika, Shehan, Shanith, Tharindra, Shashindri, Sonali, Shalomi and Shayami, expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.30 p.m. for Service and Interment at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa on Saturday 6th March. 11/10, Lt. Col. Srimal Mendis Mawatha, off Dharmaratne Avenue, Rawatawatte, Moratuwa.

SILVA - OLIVER JOSEPH. Dearly beloved husband of Connie Silva (nee Hindle), darling father of Yvonne (Denmark), father-in-law of Borge Rasmussen (Denmark), grandfather of Julia and Mitchelle, passed away peacefully on 28th of February 2004. Body lies at "Sriyantha Florists", No. 164, Kotugoda Road, Seeduwa. Burial at the Raddolugama Housing Scheme Cemetery. Service at Funeral Parlour on 06th March at 4.00 p.m. Home Address: 1B 54L N.H.S. Raddolugama. T.P. No. 0094-11-4834244.

WIJESINGHE - MISS REGINA YASODARA (RUBY) Daughter of late Mr and Mrs John De Silva Wijesinghe, sister of late Sujatha, Visaka, Piyaseela and Oscar and of George (UK) and Gamini (retired Staff, Royal College), sister-in-law of Lionel De Alwis (Matale), late Duncan de Alwis (G.A. Colombo), Violet (ex Salu Sala) and Ramani (Staff, Piliyandala Central), expired. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 6th at 2.30 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Kanatte at 4.00 p.m. No.7, Vidyala Road, Piliyandala.

IGALAGAMAGE - MR ARTHER - (Former Registrar of Ananda College, Colombo). Beloved husband of Pushpa, father of Asoka (Stafford), Rasika & Kokila, father-in-law of Dr Thamara (Piliyandala Hospital), Attorney-at-Law Lakshman Wijesinghe & Upul Jayawardane (Alfa), expired. Cortege leaves at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 7th March. Kirula, Mihindu Mawatha, Igala, Elpitiya.

STEPHEN - CHRISTY (Holiday Inn). Beloved husband of Geetha (Eagle Insurance), loving father of Timothy and Dinithi, son of Mr & Mrs Isaac Stephen, brother of Prince (Doha), Eric (Canada), Suresh, Jhon, son-in-law of late Mr Joshua Benjamin & Mrs Benjamin, brother-in-law of Rev. Sister Quincy (C.P.M.) Trisette and Ajith, Entered Glory. Funeral Service at 3.00 p.m. on Monday 8th. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. No. 15 A, Kawdana Gardens, Dehiwela. Burial Galkissa Cemetery.

DE ALWIS - CHARITHA (A.C. De Alwis). Formerly Teacher at Royal College Colombo and Moratu Vidyalaya, Principal at Kotahena Central, Visiting Lecturer at Maradana and Ratmalana Technical Colleges, loving husband of Flora, father of Chandrika, Chandrani, Chandani and Mahinda (Union Chemicals Lanka Ltd.), father-in-law of Vijitha, Shirly Fonseka (A.N.C.L.), Sumith (GTI (Pvt.) Ltd), Manisha (Sri Lanka Insurance), expired. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on 7th Sunday. (No. 88, Sri Dharmarama Road, Ratmalana). Cremation at 5.00 p.m. Mt. Lavinia Cemetery.

MENDIS - At Rest with Jesus MERLYN GERTRUDE. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Mendis, loving mother of Merl & Mervyn, mother-in-law of Elin & Jenice, sister of the late Mildred, Percy, Nesta & Maureen, grandmother of Rajeeva and Surani, Sujani & Nimal, Sanuja, Ranjeeva and Shiny. Cortege leaves residence on 7th March (Sunday) at 3.30 p.m. for Service at Methodist Church, Rawatawatta and Interment at General Cemetery, Rawatawatta (Methodist Section). No. 58/7, Ernest Place, Laxapathiya, Moratuwa.

NANDASIRI - P.V. (Kalasuri, Sangeeth Nipun). Beloved husband of Sujatha, loving father of Upula, Manomanjarie & Sajana, father-in-law of Amanda & Gamini, brother of Nandasena, Nanda, Latha, Premalatha, Somalatha & late Wimala, expired. Funeral will take place at Galkissa Cemetery on 7th March 2004 (Sunday) at 5.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. 140/16, Kalapura, Templers Road, Mt.Lavinia.

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