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GOONETILLEKE - RANJIT,​ Air Commodore Retired (Royal Ceylon Airforce and Sri Lanka Air Force). Beloved husband of Chitra and of late Vivette loving father of Rajiv (Attorney General’s Dept.),​ father-in-law of Siromi and Loving grandfather of Lohan,​ brother of late Maureen Gunawardene and of late Jean Goonetilleke,​ Nimal and Hilton Seneviratne,​ Shiranee and late Lakshman Dissanayake,​ Rohini and Nihal Jayamanne PC,​ Nayana and Dr. Pulasthi Wickremasinghe (UK),​ uncle of Dr. Premini Hettiarachchi,​ Dr. Dileni De Mel,​ Sriyani Gunawardene (USA) and Nilmini Gunawardene,​ passed away May 1st 2021. Mortal remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour for viewing from 8 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Monday May 3rd at 10.30 a.m. for Cremation at Borella (Old Crematorium) at 11 a.m. condolence messages may be sent to r​g​.​a​t​t​o​r​n​e​y​@​g​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​ or to 41,​ Skelton Rd,​ Colombo 5.033070

MENDIS SHYAMAL - Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Chairman,​ SasiaNet (Pvt) Ltd and Deputy Chairman David Pieris Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.,​ Beloved husband of Anusha,​ darling Thaththi of Rashintha and Sharanya,​ much loved brother of Hiran & Ramya Mendis and the late Wing Commander Suresh Mendis,​ loving brother-in-law of Ashanthi & Sriyantha Wass. Remains will lie at Jayaratne Respect Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on 3 May 2021. Cremation at Borella New Crematorium at 4.00 p.m. Covid regulations will be adhered to. 34/​2,​ First Cross Street,​ Pagoda Road,​ Nugegoda. Hiran +94772262305.033071

PHILOMENA LEELA VARMA. It is with deep sorrow that we wish to announce the passing of Philomena Leela Varma,​ who was called to rest in God’s precious arms on 1st May 2021. Beloved wife of Mervyn,​much loved mother of Vinodhini (Australia),​ Urmila & Anouk (UK),​ beloved Mother-in-Law of Richaryd & Dayan,​adored Grandmother of Reznor. Beloved daughter of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Joe Fernandez of Mayfield Road Kotahena,​ sister of Lakshman and late Anusha,​ Sister-in-Law of Rhenuka. Dearest Aunt of Rupesh and Ravinesh. A private funeral will be held on Monday 3rd May at Kanatte R.C section. 48,​ Mayfield Road,​ Kotahena,​ Colombo 13. Contact: 0771173411 – Mervyn 0777686160 – Lucky.033072