Obituaries | Sunday Observer


26 March, 2023

ALWIS - M.P. Former Principal of Bandarawela Central College and Veyangoda Bandaranaike Central College. Former Deputy Principal of D.S. Senanayake College,​ Colombo,​ former Warden of Belvoir International College,​ Colombo. Beloved husband of Mallika Samaraweera,​ retired teacher,​ loving father of Mayjith Alwis,​ Senior Deputy Director of Customs,​ Damith Alwis,​ Tour Manager,​ Best Life International,​ Thanuja,​ Staff Colombo Centre for Special Education,​ Dr. Tharanga Alwis,​ Medical Officer Health,​ Pitakotte,​ Prasanga Alwis,​ Staff Vijaya National School,​ Matale and Harith Alwis,​ Training Officer USA Embassy in Colombo,​ beloved father-in-law of late Anoma Rupasinghe,​ Shrimantha (Qatar),​ Thanuja,​ District Secretariat,​ Kandy and Samudra,​ Assistant Principal Mahamaya BMV,​ Nugegoda,​ expired. Cremation at 3 p.m. on Monday 27th March 2023 at Mirihana Cemetery. 130/​1,​ Subhadrarama Road,​ Gangodwila,​ Nugegoda.019533

LA-BROOY - CHRISTAL JEUNE MERLYN (nee Berenger). Born 12th June 1939 in Colombo,​ Sri Lanka.Gone to be with Jesus on 19th March 2023 in Melbourne,​ Australia. Beloved daughter of the late Rex and the late Hilda Berenger,​ ex-wife of the late Noel Brohier and wife of the late Paul La-Brooy,​ sister of the late Rosemary (Bubbles),​ May and Aprille,​ precious and adored Mum of Ralston (Leon),​ Kevin,​ Deanne,​ the late Desiree,​ Kerrigan and Junette,​ step-mother to Marie,​ Maureen and Delrine,​ mother-in-law of Sylvia,​ Margie,​ Michelle and Hilary Taylor,​ grandmother of Tanya (Angelo) and Lance (Charelle),​ Davina (Scott) and Kylie,​ Gareth,​ Damon (Kim) and Jordan,​ Kerrigan Jnr,​ Heathcliff,​ Tempest,​ Xondra,​ Tennessee and Jerusalem,​ Chantal,​ Katrina (David),​ Kirsty (Jay) and Brandon,​ great grandmother of Jhett,​ Shanaya,​ Aaliyah,​ Lennox,​ Evelyn,​ Oliver and Miles. Funeral on March 29th 2023 in Melbourne,​ Australia.019020

Lieutenant Commander BASNAYAKAGE INDRAKEERTHI PERERA (BI). Retired Sri Lanka Navy,​ (formerly of John Keells Tea,​ (CINEC Campus)). Beloved husband of Calista,​ loving father of Roshitha (Senior Service Manager Usha International Ltd),​ Sahan (Australia),​ Sanju (Australia),​ father-in-law of Nilani,​ Nayomi,​ grandfather of Stephan,​ Shenaya and Chamashi. Remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour “Lotus Hall” from 8.30 a.m. on Sunday 26th March 2023 to 3.30 p.m. Monday. Cremation at Borella Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.019537

NAVARATNAVEL - SANGARAPILLAI (Retired Chief Engineer). Mr. Sangarapillai Navaratnavel,​ native of Puttur,​ Sri Lanka and resident of Sydney,​ Australia,​ passed away in Australia. He is the son of late Sangarapillai (Village Headman) & Sinnamma,​ beloved wife of Dr. Yogambikai and father of Dr. Sangeetha & Dr. Niroshika (Australia). He is the brother of late Vel Master and sisters of Navarathnarasathy,​ Nawarathnamany & Nawarani. Funeral services and viewing will be held in Liberty Chapel,​ Granville on 26-03-2023 and then cremation following at Rockwood Cemetery. Please accept the above death announcement. Contact: 0771766210 (Son of Brother).019544

OBEYESEKERE - SAVITRI ENOKA - (August 28th 1959 - March 24th 2023). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of SAVITRI ENOKA OBEYESEKERE on the 24th of March 2023. Beloved wife of Neil Obeyesekere,​​ beloved mother of Dhyneika Jayemanne,​​ Tanika and Shelomi Obeyesekere,​​ beloved mother-in-law of Shane Jayemanne,​​ beloved grandmother of Mikayla,​​ Jayden and Rylan Jayemanne. Daughter of the late Claude Staniland Fonseka and Iona Alicia Fonseka. Survived by siblings Suven Karunaratne,​​ Nalin Fonseka and Shayara Miles. Viewing : 25th of March : 8.30 a.m. - 10 p.m. on 26th of March : 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Funeral will take place on Sunday the 26th of March at 3 p.m. at “The Restpect Home” by Jayaratne’s. Cremation at 4.30 p.m. (New Crematorium).019469

SURIYABANDARA - A. CYRUS (1st June 1932 to 22nd March 2023). Retired Imports Manager of Volanka Limited (former Volkart Brothers) at peace with Jesus. Beloved husband of late Yvonne (nee Van Rooyen),​ loving father of Tammy and Angelo (Australia),​ father-in-law of Christopher Prins and Manuela (Australia),​ loving grandfather of Isaac (Malaysia),​ Rachel (USA),​ Daniel (SL),​ Rysharn and Jordan (Australia),​ son of late John and late Elgin,​ brother of late Padmini Manikkaarachi and Lakshmi Perera,​ brother-in-law of late Edward Perera. The cremation took place at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte on 23rd March 2023,​ preceded by a private service. 408,​ 3rd Lane,​ Robert Gunawardena Mw.,​ Battaramulla.018934

THILLAINATHAN - GAJENDRA. Son of late Mr Sellathurai Thillainathan and Mrs Punithavathy Thillainathan. He passed away peacefully on the 7th of March 2023. He will be sadly missed by his mother and siblings Surendra,​ Narendra,​ Anoja and Jalaja.019432