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Old 29-06-20, 06:03 PM
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Default Ranmer Fernando (R M)(Ranjith Mervyn)

To The Prefects Group,

It is with sadness we note the passing away of Ranmer Fernando(Ranjith Mervyn). He was the Captain of the 1st X1 Cricket team in 1961. Was the Head Prefect in 1962. Later in life he was at the top management of CIC Colombo.

Funeral Schedule, 30 th June 3.30 p.m., House prayers,Church Service 4.00 p.m at St Mattthias' Church, Agulana Station Road, Luxapathiya, Moratuwa.

Our deepest sympathies to the members of the bereaved family.

May he rest in Peace,

With Kind Regards
on behalf of the STC Prefects Group.

FERNANDO - R.M. (Ranjith Mervyn). Formerlly at CIC Holdings PLC and Fertilizer Corporation. Son of late Reginold and Mercy Fernando,​ loving husband of Preetha,​ darling Thaththi of Rammika and Nandana Abheyawardene (South Africa),​ Shehara and Samitha Fernando (UK),​ loving Seeya of Devishka,​ Ramishka and Shenura,​ brother of Nimal,​ brother-in-law of Dr. Kumudu Fernando,​ late Lilani and Douglas Perera,​ Dr Jayantha de Silva and Amara,​ Indrangani and Elmo de Mel. Cortege leaves residence 186,​ Angulana Station Road,​ Moratuwa on Tuesday 30th June at 4.00 p.m. for service at St. Mattthias Church,​ Laxapathiya,​ Moratuwa and burial thereafter at 5.00 p.m. at the church burial grounds at Beach Road,​ Angulana.032651

From: Eddie Appathurai <eddie_appathurai@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Subject: Obituay: R.M.Fernando - Former Thomian Cricket Captain of 1961

Fellow Thomians
I am told that RM had gone to church for morning service and was later bathing his dogs when he suffered a stroke.
RM was a very popular and friendly guy and recollect his fighting knock of 42 runs at the Royal Thomian in 1960 with his captain Lareef Idroos to save the match.
Interestingly I witnessed a match against St. Josephs at Mt. Lavinia when he was batting and received a very loose ball from Priya Perera as the ball had slipped out of the bowler's hands and went high up. The bowler knelt down with his hands on his head looking at the umpire. RM positioned himself for a big hit only to miss it and also surprisingly get bowled.He later told me that the Coach F.C de Saram thereafter at all practices had someone bowl loose full tosses for him to hit.


His mortal remains lie at No.186,Angulana Station Road, Moratuwa.The Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthias' Church Laxapathiya off Angulana Station Road) today, Tuesday June 30th at 4.pm,

Ven. V.L. Patrick Fernando,
Thembili Kotuwa 191, Kaldemulla Road,Moratuwa.Sri Lanka
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From: mohamed idroos <larryidroos@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Former Thomian cricketer RM passes away - Sunday
Observer 5th July

It is with sadness i received the obituary notice of R.M.Fernando. he
was popularly known as R.M .I had the the great privilege of knowing
him as a friend and a team mate when he played with me in 1959 and
He was a man of a few words and a decent ,respectful .unassuming
guy.I never heard him say a bad word about any one whether he was a
friend or foe.He was very quiet in the dressing room but when he
strode out to the middle to bat he gave his best for the team.He never
threw this wicket away.He batted with style ,grace and concentration.
He played many useful innings for the team.One of his
best innings was in the Royal Thomian match in 1960, the year I
captained the Thomian team.His invaluable innings prevented the
Royalists from winning..This was one of the best innings he played in
this very crucial game.

After I left school in 1960 our paths did not cross very often.He
lived in Moratuwa and he seldom came to Colombo.my contact with him
was on the cricket field .He played for the Moratuwa Cricket team with
distinction and I Played for the University of Ceylon team from 1962
to 1967 in the Sara Trophy tournament.
I do remember the match the University team played against the Moratuwa
team at the Thurstan Road grounds.R.M was a distinguished member of that team.
Our team was placed in a good position till R.M.walked into bat and he played a
stubborn innings for his team and almost prevented us from winning.
I knew that the match was not won till we got R.M. out.
Fortunately for our team I got a hat trick and R.M was one of my victims
when he was bowled round the legs to a googly. and we went on to win
the game.R.M. was a fighter and never gave up.He made us toil for his
wicket .

We have a lost a great cricketer and team man and a good friend.
On behalf of my cricket team I want to convey our heart felt condolences
to his wife and children.May he rest in peace.Bye R.M.
We will miss you.

Dr Lareef Idroos
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From: MICHAEL TISSERA <tisseramike@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Thank you for informing Sriyan.If you attend the house or funeral kindly pass on my condolences I will not be able to make it to Moratuwa tomorrow.

Thank you,

From: Turney <turney@eureka.lk>

Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Before our time I did not know he captained Did he do well in big match Sad to hear he passed on may his soul RIP

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From: Mevan Pieris <mevanpieris@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Dear Sriyan
I am very sad to know that RM is no more. He was a fine Thomian cricketer and later played a lot of club cricket for Moratuwa Sports Club.
May His Soul Rest in peace

Mevn P

From: SHIRLEY P WIJESINHA <shirleypw1@bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Thanks for the note informing us of the passing away of R M F We were team mates and as a fellow train traveller to College Me from Lunawa and RM from Angulana we were good friends as well
RM captained College in 1961 and not 1962 as you mention 1962
Captain was Keith Labrooy
Was RM sickthis is indeed shocking and indeed sad news


From: Randolph Morrell <randolph.morrell@clearview.com.au>

Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:18 AM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Known to me as RM just a quick note thought he captained in ?61 and Keith La Brooy in ?62

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From: <g.sena@optusnet.com.au>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Sad news indeed.Thank you very much for letting us know.RM was my class-mate .A lovely guy.Very talented.Very unassuming.After College he went on to a career in Accounting.Fine Gentleman.May his Soul Rest in Peace with Christ and Rise in Glory.
My Deepest Sympathy for the members of his family.

Kind regards

Godfrey Senaratne

From: Lecamwasam, Deepal (Health) <Deepal.Lecamwasam@sa.gov.au>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Dear Sriyan,
Deeply saddened by the news of RM’s passing.Was a slim player and stylish batsman .Another one of our childhood heroes leave the stage.’Deepest sympathies to the bereaved family.May he rest in peace.

Deepal Lecamwasam,Australia

From: Malkey Rent-A-Car: An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company <info@malkey.lk>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)
To:My Dear Sriyan,
It was indeed sad news about the passing way of our dear friend R.M.
I do remember his solid cricket batsmanship and his great sportsmanship.
Please convey our deepest sympathies to his family members.
May his soul rest in peace.

Mahesh Mallawaratchie

From: Consultants 21 Ltd. <consultants21@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

Dear Sriyan,

Please convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family. I knew RM at College and later at Tuquand Youngs ( now Ernst & Young) whilst doing accountancy.


From: Bryan Reid <barney.reid@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: Ranmer Fernando (R M)

R. M.
The ultimate gentleman.
A Left Hand Batsman, oozing with class.
To me, the most stylish batsman ever to don the Blue and Black.
He will rest in peace,because he did not offend anyone.


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