Thursday, June 29, 2017

Death of Rassmuthaiah

Sad News Of Our Batch Mate Rasamuttiah's Death

Dear All,
I am unsure if you have already heard the sad news of Rasa’s death. His partner Betty whom many of you would have met passed away a few weeks previously. It has been a difficult time for his step sons arranging 2 funerals one after another. Rasieka Jayatunga & colleagues form SLMA are helping. I am sending information I have received from Punchi. Sati Ariyanayagam has also been in touch re the donations & I will circulate that e- mail separately. Ras was such an active person in the SLMA & the Sri Lankan Psychiatric Association. He was a dear friend & an honourable man. Sidney & I will be at the funeral on the 13th. 
Hope you are well.
Love & Best wishes

From: Veerasiri <>
Subject: Re: Funeral Arrangements for Dr Rasamuttiah -Urgent advice needed
Date: 28 June 2017 at 19:40:26 BST
To: Pearl Hettiaratchy <>

Dear Pearl,

Thanks. Rasa's step son Shaun is in charge of Funeral arrangements. Rasieka Jayathunga has been his right hand lady throughout the whole process.
Shaun has indicated that they will meet expenses incurred for the funeral. 
SLMDA and friends will fund the wake.
Below please find the relevant addresses.
Date. 13th July Time. 13.00 hrs.
Venue. The Vale Crematorium, Butterfield Green Road, Luton LU2 8DD
Wake. St.Joseph's Parish Centre, St.Joseph's R.C. Church, 68, Gardenia Avenue, Luton LU3 2NS
Contributions could be made as detailed below.
Name. Instant Saver
Account. 46516409
Sort. 60-13-10
Branch. Lewisham
Further details re. Hindu Ceremony preceding could be found in the SLMDA face book.
Please acknowledge receipt as the earlier mail I sent you does not seem  to have reached you.
Best regards,



9:55 AM (1 hour ago)

to Kamalini, Vasanthi, Colvin, me

Dear Pearl

Thanks Pearl for sharing the sad news of the death of Rasamuththiah.
I have tried quite a few of our batch mates since I first received the police notice, but got very few details of the sad circumstances leading to his death.
Very recently, Anula (Nikapota )told me that she had attended Betty's funeral and they were awaiting the details about Rasa' S funeral arrangements.

Rasa was with me at Bloem and had been in touch with us for many years but not in the last few years.

I am pleased to hear Raseika & her colleagues are offering their much needed support.

Rasa was a very friendly, helpful and a sociable colleague and he would be sadly missed.

Best wishes


Charith Nanayakkara

4:01 PM (15 hours ago)

to sid.hett, Kirthi, Raja, Ranjini, Daya, Sunil, sugi, lawrenceratnam, Buddy, Chitra, Udula, “Devi, Manjubhashini, Punchihewa, Sati, Rasieka, anula, M.G.S, Pearl, me

No comments:

Post a Comment