Monday, June 26, 2017

Obituary, Ms. Swarna Premawansa (Samarasinghe)

Sad news - demise of another of our batch mates


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Hi Philip

As discussed briefly with you on the phone yesterday , please share the very sad news of the death of Mrs Swarna Premaratne ( Samarasinghe )..

Swarna had died peacefully at her residence at Schofield Gardens, Colombo in October only witnessed by her house keeper.

Swarna had no surviving family as her husband had died few months previously. She had been working as Municipalty doctor at CMC.

A private funeral service had been conducted by her close relatives. Weda( M.P. Wedisingha in Kandy ) had been told by a friend of his who shared this sad news initially with us.

Wedi & Piyaseeli had visited her in Feb 2013.

Philip, you may remember Swarna along with few of us who attended the inaugural COMSAA in September 2012 at Bentota. ( Vipula, Wedi and Piyaseeli, Colvin, myself and few others). You  very kindly took few photos on that occasion with a special photograph to include the 1960 batch mates who attended this event.

Wedi, Piyaseeli and I travelled in the coach from Colombo medical faculty to Bentota and return on that
 day.as usual we did crack few jokes recollecting our medical school days.

Swarna was a very quiet but a very friendly batch mate who joined many of our batch events held in Sri Lanka .

Please share this Sad news even though it is belated.

Other batch mates may know more of her qualities.

May we all offer our deepest sympathies even belated to all her surviving family.
May she attain the everlasting bliss of nibbhana .

Best wishes

Nana

C.S.Nanayakkara

Swarna is standing next to Piyaseeli Wedisinghe at the CoMSAA get together at Beruwala in 2012.
Swarna at the 25th Anniversary get together in Kandy.

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