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REV. RANJITH SOMASIRI FERNANDO President, Lutheran Church of Sri Lanka and his wife Dharshani Amerasinghe, dearly beloved parents of Dilshani, Dilakshi and Sureni, father & mother-in-law of Chamlie Dassanayake, Sean Gerreun and Vajira Hettiarachchi, died under tragic circumstances. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 29th December 2004, at 9.30 a.m. for Cremation at Kasagahawatta General Crematorium. No. 21, Church Road, Gampaha. 

AMBROSE - BEULAH and ORLANTHA Died under tragic circumstances. Beloved wife and daughter of Dr Anton, mother and sister of Cezhan, daughter and granddaughter of the late Mr and Mrs Solomon of Kurunegala, daughter-in-law and granddaughter of the late David and Mrs Winifred Ambrose of Kotahena. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond Funeral Parlour from 1 p.m. Wednesday 29th December 2004. Service at St Joseph's College Chapel, Darley Road, Colombo 10 at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 30th December, 2004, after which cortege leaves for burial at Family Burial Ground, General Cemetery, Kurunegala (Catholic Section). 4410, Rochelle Place, Encino, Los Angeles, California,  C.A. 91316, USA. (USA and UK papers, please copy) 

DE SILVA - H.G. EDMUND (Former Deputy Director - Bank Supervision, Central Bank Sri Lanka, Central Bank of Oman), loving husband of Ramani, father of Dimuthu (Standard Chartered Bank - Fort), father-in-law of Rukman De Silva (Ceylon Tobacco Company), grandfather of Dhevin, brother of Nanda Rajapakshe (Ahangama), son-in-law of Elen Weerasooriya, brother-in-law of Mala, Kumar, Ranjit (S.S.P. - Councillor Defence, Sri Lanka High Commission - U.K.), and Lilanthi (U.K.), expired. Cortege leaves residence, 16, Atapattu Road, Off Quarry Road, Dehiwela at 3.30 p.m. on 30th December 2004 for cremation at 4.30 p.m. at Kohuwela General Cemetery. 

DE ZOYSA - CYRIL Beloved husband of Swinitha, loving father of Niranjan and Manoj, father-in-law of Missara and Thanuja, loving grandfather of Abhishek, brother of Hector, Ellen, Richard, Kamala and Reggie, died under tragic circumstances. Cremation at Galkissa Cemetery on Friday 31st at 5.00 p.m. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. 18, M.J.C. Fernando Mawatha, Idama, Moratuwa.  

MENDIS - TAMARA KUMUDINI Beloved wife of Rev. Eardley Mendis (Pastor Purnajiwan Church, Chicago), loving mother of Eranga, Eranthie, and Amal, mother-in-law of Lana, grandmother of Autumn and Ravinda, daughter-in-law of Mrs Eva Mendis, sister of Naomal, Langani, late Senaka, Ransirini, and Upal, sister-in-law of Vyonnie, expired under tragic circumstances. Cortege leaves residence No. 402, Galle Road,  Rawathawatte, Moratuwa at 5 p.m. on Thursday December 30th for Service and Burial at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa at 5.15 p.m. 

PERERA - CHITRANGANI (nee WICKRAMARACHI)  and AGALAWATTE - SAVITH. Beloved wife of Shirley (formerly of Valuation Department and Timber Corporation), mother of Devika and Sandeepani, mother-in-law of Dr U.D. Gunawardane (National Hospital) and Upali Agalawatte (Swedish Trading Company), sister of the late Sanath, Prasanna, Ranjan, the late Nalini, Sunethra, Jayantha and Ransiri and  AGALAWATTE- SAVITH METHMAL (S. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia). Beloved son of Upali and Sandeepani, darling brother of Praneeth and Sakith (S. Thomas' College), died under tragic circumstances. 12, Kawdana Gardens, Dehiwela. 

RANASINGHE - D.G. Beloved husband of Premalatha Jayawardana, loving father of Sarath (Sales Manager - Hilton Colombo), Nimal (Proprietor), father-in-law of Shashika (St. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia), Niresha Ranasinghe (Sampath Bank), passed away on 28.12.2004. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. for Family Burial Ground. Koongahawatta, Palugama, Dompe.  

SHUNMUGANATHAN - A. (SHUN) and RANJITHAM (GLORY) of Kalkudah, passed away under tragic circumstnaces on December 26th, 2004. They are loved and grieved for by their cherished daughters, Vasuhi, Kunthavi (Powney), Vani and Ahilahi, sons-in-law Paul and Manishe and treasured granddaugthers Meera, Tara, Kalhara and Tully. Vani Samarawickrama (daughter) 34/4, Buller's Lane, Colombo 7. Tel: 94-11-2584040. Foreign papers, please copy. 

TRANCHELL - SHELTON CLARENCE (retired Police Transport Division). Beloved husband of Monica, (nee Clark), loving father of Marie and Suzie, father-in-law of Michael (Morrisons Security) and Vernon (Dubai), grandfather of Chamila, Sameera, Shanuka (De Mazenod College), Reshani (Holy Cross), expired. Cortege leaves residence 42C, Church Road, Bollatha Ganemulla on Thursday, 30th December at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at Roman Catholic Burial Ground, Ganemulla. 

WEERASOORIYA - ANURA and SHYAMANI - Anura Weerasooriya - Engineering Manager, Coca Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd and Shyamani Weerasooriya (nee De Fonseka), (Staff Assistant - University of Colombo), died under tragic circumstances in Yala. Parents of Anushan (Student, Florida University and former Head Prefect, D.S. Senanayake College) and Chamali, (Student, Musaeus College), son and in-law of Shirlyn & the late Stanley Weerasooriya, daughter and in-law of Mahinda (former Deputy Secretary UGC; presently at IEMS Examinations) and Badra de Fonseka, brother and in-law of Nayani, Nalaka, Jayanthimala-Kumari, Menaka, Aruna, Hirantha, Surani, Sanath & the late Sakuntala and sister and in-law of Mahendra, Ajith, Ayendra, Dr. Deshapriya, Chitra and Shashikala. Remains will leave residence No. 36B, Sri Maha Vihara Road, Pamankada, Dehiwela on Thursday 30th December at 1.00 p.m. Cremations  will take place at 2.00 p.m. & at 5.00 p.m. at Kohuwala Cemetery.

 WICKREMASINGHE - GEMUNU Dearly beloved husband of Dilkushi (Attorney-at-Law), loving father of Gimhani, son of the late Mr & Mrs Boyd Wickremasinghe, son-in-law of the late C.W.J. and Mrs Gertrude Seresinghe, brother of Sarath, Subash, Kumar, Parakrama and Manodara, brother-in-law of Sriyanthi, Pearl, Swarna and Wilson Ariyawansa, Madubala, Kumari, Chandrakanth, Nilanjani, Ranaraj, Ushan, Shalindra, Sunil Perera, Upali Rambodagalla, Nimali, Saman Kuruppumudali, Mystica and Kumari, died under tragic circumstances in the Maldive Islands. Cremation at Nawala Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 30th at 4.00 p.m. No.31A, Mission Lane, off Epitamulla Road, Pita Kotte, Kotte. 

WIJESURIYA - KARUNARATNE EDIRIWEERA, and MABEL DHARMASENA WIJESURIYA. We were compelled to do the cremation on 28/12, due to unavoidable circumstances. Please accept our sincere apologies for not intimating. Please attend Bana at 7.00 p.m. on 31/12/04 and the Alms-giving on 01/01/05 at 392B, School Lane, Kalalgoda, Thalawathugoda.  Tel. 94-11-2773357 Buddhika Wijesuriya (son), Prasanthi Godakumbura (daughter).

 YOUNG - IYALA HELEN (95 yrs) Australia. Wife of the late Richard, beloved mother / mother-in-law of Richard (Dickie) & Rita, Maureen, Gwendoline & Terry Baptist (all of Australia), the late Ira, Ronald & Clarine and Anita (Australia), loved grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 21 and great-great-grandmother of 3, passed away peacefully on 27.12.2004. Funeral 31.12.2004 at Boyd Chapel at the Necropolis, Australia at 12.45 p.m. A service of thanksgiving will be held at the Church of SS John & Mary, Nugegoda on 31.12.04.  at 5.00 p.m. Tel: 94-11-2776524 (Ronald)   

BALACHANDRA - MAGDALENE (Canberra, Australia) Beloved beautiful darling wife of Bernard (Australia), sweetest one and only darling mamma of Asha (Hong Kong), adored eldest daughter of the late Michael and Josephine De Rose, much loved sister of Lilian (France), Imel and Charmaine (U.K.), dearest daughter-in-law of the late Santiago Michael and the late Theresamal Balachandra, dearest sister-in-law of Patrick & Celine, late Timothy & Jesmine, Florence & the late Beschi Britto, Gerard (France) and Stephen (U.K.), lovingly missed by nieces, nephews, grandchildren and rest of family, friends and students in Brunei, Australia and Sri Lanka. An excepetional lady. Our lives will never be the same. Taken from us suddenly under devai stating circumstances on 26 December 2004 lying at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour. Funeral Service will take place on 31 December 2004 at 10.00 am at All Saints Church, Borella, and then for burial at the General Cemetery, Roman Catholic Section, Kanatte. 

RATNASINGHAM - EDWARD GNANAPRAGASAM Beloved husband of Venita (nee Seevaratnam), loving father of Rajan, Shamala, Dushy and Manjula, father-in-law of Clara, Walter Sinnadurai, Sheila and Gyan Fernando, grandfather of Rasika, Shermara, Heshan, Deysha and Akash, brother of Patpam, brother-in-law of Paramasamy. At Rest with Jesus. Funeral Service at Barney Raymonds Parlour on Thursday 30th at 3.30 p.m. and Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte, Methodist Section at 4.30 p.m. No flowers by request. Any contributions could be made  towards Tsunami victims' relief efforts. 

SUNDARALINGAM - PROFESSOR MUTTAIYA AND MRS INDRANI (Indra). Loving parents and parents-in-law of Sharmini & Dr Shiva Shanker, Rohan and Mohan (All of the U.S.A.), expired under tragic circumstances in the tidal wave. Funerals will take place in the U.S.A. 2460 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, U.S.A.

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