Obituary - Rupa Seneviratne Banda

Obituary - Rupa Seneviratne Banda

Folowing Information provided by  Dr.Seneviratne Banda, loving husband of the late Rupa Seneviratne Banda


Please join us in honouring the life of the late beloved wife of Dr Jayasundara Seneviratne Banda and loving mother of Ayshanie Kovelis and Dr Mohan Jayasundera

Rupa Seneviratne Banda

April 8th 1936 – June 9th 2020

On Sunday 21st June 2020 at 10am

By Livestream


Dear Friends

My wife Rupa passed away peacefully at the Sans Hospital in the morning of June the 9th 2020.

The funeral is on 21st Sunday June 2020 at 10 am with Buddhist rites. There will be streaming of the event and the link to view the process is below.

I am sure my wife would have liked you to remember her as she was, a bright happy lady with an eternal smile.

I believe that viewing the departed is to contemplate on impermanence and to pass that merit gained on to the departed.

Sunday morning was selected for your convenience to watch the streaming.  This can be done from your home, and so pass on your merits, to her. 

I have worked all my life for the welfare and health of the community. I cannot imagine the backlash our community will face, if by any chance a Covid-19 catastrophe does occur due to the funeral.

I will not fail my community now.

I therefore decided to have no viewing, due to the pandemic, and have a private funeral with the relatives, just up to 50 following all the regulations as to space, distances and hand hygiene as the NSW law demands.

To pass merit to all those who departed from our community, during this pandemic, I shall join with their loved ones and endeavour to have a religious ceremony, once the danger of Covid-19 to our vulnerable people is no more.

Felix Adler wrote

“The dead are not dead if we loved them truly. In our own lives we give them immortality. Let us arise and take up the work they have left unfinished, and preserve the treasures they have won, and round out the circuit of their being to the fullness of an ampler orbit in our own.”

“The smallest star its perfect work hath done if it hath twinkled”.