Obituaries | Sunday Observer


11 December, 2022

DE ALWIS – Gerald Upatissa (Jerry) called to eternal rest at the age of one hundred. Retired Director of Land Reform Commission (CAS 1), Dearly beloved husband of late Stephanie (nee Pieris Goonetilleke of Panadura), precious father of Niranjala, Savitri, Aloma, late Gihan, and of Chandini, father in law of Ranjan Abayasekera, Nirmo Thambapillai, Nalin Gunasekera, and Elmo Perera, much loved grandfather of Tishan, Samantha & Simon, Stefan, Shenuki & Crish, Natasha and Stephanie, great grandfather of Savanna, Tristan, Ralph and Kimberly, son of late Samuel George Ernest de Alwis, and Annie Jane (Nee Abayasekera) of Rockhill Estate, Galle, Son-in-law of late Edmond Reginald Peiris Goonetilleke (Crown Proctor, Panadura) and late Elizabeth Myrtle Lavinia (Nee Corea), brother of late Mervyn & Ira and late Rosebelle & Eardley, brother in law of late Egerton, Duksie, Late Daphnie and Jack Conway, late Rienzie & Daphnie Goonetilleke, passed away peacefully on 10th December 2022. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 12112022001

GUNAWARDENA - MALSIRI - Beloved husband of Ruwani,​ loving father of Rumalie and Rumal,​ beloved son of the late Andrew and Maalanie Gunawardena,​ loving brother of Devika,​ Asela and Kamal,​ brother-in-law of Jeewa Gunasena,​ Samantha,​ Dushie,​ Chaminda and Indu. Remains lie at residence No. 271,​ High Level Road,​ Colombo 05. Service at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 11th December. Thereafter the cortege leaves at 4.00 p.m. for burial at the General Cemetery (Anglican Section) Borella at 4.30 p.m.076719

SOYZA - WIJEMUNI COLVIN JOSEPH - Beloved husband of Padma,​ precious father of Gayan and Dhishna,​ father-in-law of loving Chirangani and Madhawa,​ grandfather of Senara and Aneli has been called to rest. Remains will lie at the “Restpect” by Jayaratne Funeral Parlour from 10th December. Cortege leaves “Restpect” at 3.30p.m on 11th December for burial at the Roman Catholic Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella.076702