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Subha Xavier

Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya

December 20, 1933 - March 25, 2020

The Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya was called to rest on 25 th March 2020, in the 60 th year of his ordination to priesthood. Due to social distancing constraints, the family is still unable to host a memorial service, and have, as an alternative, opened this memorial page as a three months...  see more

OBITUARY
Weerasuriya Ven. Godwin (Archdeacon Emeritus) beloved husband of Manora, loving father of Shanika & Nilan de Mel, Shahini & Harsha de Soysa and Chaminda; dearest grandfather of Shanith & Shanela, brother of Consey, late Augusta &...  see more
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  • Shanika de Mel
    A Tribute to my Loving Seeya

    Many people will know Seeya for his contributions to the Church and to broader society, however I have been incredibly fortunate to know Seeya much better – quirks and all. Seeya, whilst incredibly kind and caring, also...  more
  • Shanika de Mel
    A New Star Joined the Heavens on 25th March

    Coultas Edward Godwin Weerasuriya was many things to many people. To most, including his parishioners and fellow clergymen, he was Father Godwin, the long-serving priest loved by all whom he served in the name...  more
  • Shanika de Mel
    Extracted from the Cathedral News - April 2020

    Obituary: As I write these lines I regret to inform you of the passing away
    of Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya, former Archdeacon of Colombo and Vicar
    of the Cathedral. Fr. Godwin, as many of us fondly refer to...  more
  • Shanika de Mel
    Shanika de Mel added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya:
    • Shanika de Mel
      Shanika de Mel The last spend the day with his siblings on March 9th, in Panadura.
      • August 9, 2020
  • Shanika de Mel
    Shanika de Mel added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya:
  • Shanika de Mel
  • Shanika de Mel
    An extract from the sympathy card sent by Rev. & Mrs. Karol Misso:

    We heard with much sadness, of the death of Fr. Godwin. He was a much loved priest, a very faithful and caring pastor. I had the privilege of being the recipient of his ministry in...  more
  • Shanika de Mel
    An extract from the sympathy card sent by Chris Thomas, son of the late Rev. Charlie Thomas:

    I have known Fr. Godwin ever since he came to Mt. Lavinia in 1959, as my Dad’s assistant. That is how long he has been associated with the Thomas family, in...  more
  • Subha Xavier
    An Appreciation for the life of Venerable Godwin Weerasuriya by Nita Silva, Mount Lavinia
    An Appreciation for the life of Venerable Godwin Weerasuriya
  • Shanika de Mel
    In Memoriam : The Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya by Rev. Marc Billimoria, Warden St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia
  • Shanika de Mel
    Tribute to Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya by Rt. Rev’d Keerthisiri Fernando,
    Bishop of Kurunagala
  • Shanika de Mel
    My Father – the way I remember him

    The saddest day of my life dawned on 25th March, 2020 when my beloved father was called to rest. He left a tremendous void that no one will ever fill. I hope that in bringing to life some of my beautiful memories of...  more