Thursday, November 24, 2016

Messages of condolences on the demise of Dr. W. Panchacharam

Charith Nanayakkara
12:12 AM (4 hours ago)
to me
Hi Philip

Very sad to hear the death of yet another of our batch mates- Pancha.

Website quoted gives lot of information about his social activities.

I have not met him since the college days and I cannot recollect that he had joined any of our batch get together events either. I can well visualise him as a batch mate.

Please convey our deepest sympathies to his surviving family.



Charith Sena  Nanayakkara

Lucian Wijetunga

07:04 (22 hours ago)
to me

Thank you very much for letting us know. Please convey  our sympathies to Pathmini and the family.

Lucian & Srikanthi  Wijetunga

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Obituary for Winston Panchacharam

With great sadness we announce the passing away of Winston Vijayakumar Panchacharam, husband of late Pathmini, father of Murali and Arabhi, brother of Viji and Ranjit, brother in law of Walter Patrick, Geethashanthi, Sri Ranjan and Shivanthi, Shanthi and Narendra, late Sritharan and Sarojini

 Founding member of Sangam Dr. Panchacharam Winston Passed away in Florida



2:24 AM (3 hours ago)
to me
Dear Philip,
This is FYI- Our Batchmate ( Panch), Passed away.
Warm regards to you & your family.
Info: Below.
Jeyandran ( Gunsie)

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Sangam Secretary <>
Date: November 20, 2016 at 7:51 PM
Subject: [Tamils] Founding member of Sangam Dr. Panchacharam Winston Passed away in Florida
Dear Sangam Members

With deepest regret we inform you that founding member of Sangam, Dr.Panchacharam Winston passed away peacefully in Florida last night. 

Those who wish to write tributes to late Dr.Panchacharam can visit the following funeral home site to write tributes:


Monday, November 21, 2016

emails of condolences for Raja Wannakukorale
10:31 (19 hours ago)

to me
Dear Nana
Thank you for the intimation

Asoka Jayaweera
22:04 (7 hours ago)

to me
received notice. Thank you

victor gnanadurai
15:51 (13 hours ago)

to me
Thanks Charith.

How are you all keeping?

Kind regards,

17:39 (11 hours ago)

to me
Dear Nana, Thanks for keeping the batch mates informed . I wish I can go like Raja suddenly rather than go through inevitable suffering of aging.specially in a foreign country. I wish I have the personality of my wife who is managing life with 10 percent of ejection fraction. We are still in Pittsburg . Love to have both of you at our house in late spring or summer of 2017.With Best Wishes. MBS.
Sent from my iPhone
Syed Ahamed
22:18 (7 hours ago)

to me
Sorry to hear the news. My deepest sympathies to his wife and children

Syed Ahamed

Chandra Dissanayake
09:51 (8 hours ago)

to me
Dear Nana
Please convey my heart-felt condolences to Raja W.'s wife & family on my behalf as I do.not have their email address. Thank you for letting us read us this very sad news.
My best wishes to you,

Chandra (Dissanayake).

Shanthi and Lalith Fernando
23:17 (6 hours ago)

to me
Very sad to hear the news. Glad we met him in 2010 at the batch reunion. Did take some Photos of him. 
 He was Lalith's classmate at Richmond College Galle and was a respected member of the debate team.
,Our condolences to his wife and  family. May his soul rest in peace.

Lalith and Shanthi Fernando

Kamalini Arul
01:46 (3 hours ago)

to me
Sorry to hear the sad news of Raja. Thanks for speaking to his family on all our behaves.
Yesterday a friend from our senior batch phoned to give the sad news of Panchcharam he was married to Pathi.
He passed away in Florida. He had pulmonary fibrosis.

Lucian Wijetunga
17:35 (1 hour ago)

to me
Thank you Charith and Philip  for keeping us informed. Please do convey our sympathies to wife and children.

Lucian and Sri Wijetunga

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Death of Dr. Raja Wannakukorala

Charith Nanayakkara
11:11 PM (5 hours ago)
to me, 1960, M.G.S, M.P.
Dear Philip

It is with sadness I share the death of another of our batch mates - Dr Raja Wannakukorala, who passed away peacefully at his home at Lotus Grove, Dehiwala, on 19th Saturday suddenly and unexpectedly.

Many of you would remember him as a very friendly, jovial and a helpful colleague and his sense of humour.

He was the MSU Editor and was also the author of popular book of medical jokes - 'Laughter is the Best Medicine'

He is survived by his wife Chandra and his 2 children Arjuna & Mihirani.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday 23rd at Kanatta cemetery. The body is kept at Jayaratne funeral parlour from Tuesday.

I have spoken to his wife Chandra and offered our deepest sympathies.

Please share this with our batch mates.


Charith Sena  Nanayakkara