Sad News

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Soma. May he Rest in Peace. Perhaps C J or Dharma will update the blog with further details when available.


Dear Sam,

You might have already been informed that Soma (Somasegaram) died yesterday. He was ill for some time.

No further details available at the present time.

Dear Sam.

A further message from Narme.

Sent: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 19:24
Subject: Re: Re-Somasegaran

Dear All,
Our dear friend, Dr. S. T. S. Somasegaram (Soma) has passed away. Sad. Those who want to express sympathies may do so to the following:
Wife, Indira-
Daughter, Subha- +447513880873
Home- +441322525170
WhatsApp- +447798780118
Brother, Dhanabala +94 777631787
Please inform other batchmates.

May your journey be in peace, dear friend!
Narme Wickremesinghe

12 thoughts on “Sad News”

  1. Dear All
    Spoke to Indira Soma’s wife and his daughter today . His daughter said that the funeral will most probably be on Sunday the 25 th September and that she will let all the friends know the details when available .
    I was quite surprised to hear the bad news as he sounded cheerful when I spoke to him last week. He even reminisced on the nicknames of one of our batch mates and the names of others too in the batch .He sounded cheerful that day and I was surprised to hear last night that he had passed away . Such a wonderful happy person who lived as if there was not a” care in the world.
    May his soul rest in peace .


  2. We are very sad to hear the news about our dear Soma.
    As we couldn’t talk to him on the phone, I sent him a get well e-card few days ago & was hoping to contact him soon. God has taken him soon.
    He was a good friend, visited us several times in Sydney.
    He was one of the three batchmates visited my wife Jean in Malacca, Malaysia, long before I ever met her.
    Wonderful sole he was. We will miss him.
    May his sole rest in peace.
    Seelan & Jean


  3. Very sad to know about the passing away of a good friend..

    One of The S Group members .. That Back Row Noise Makers !!!

    A perfect gentleman, solid and dependable, always there to help another .
    Soma was always there, for any event we had, never missed a Class of 64 Re Union ,with his ever present smile on , a good joke to share, etc etc – the list can go on …
    It was great seeing Soma and Indira , at the 2019 RU in Beruwala .

    Rest In Peace Dear Friend — Deepthie .

    By the way , on a lighter note–
    Soma was my very first ” Hot Date ” at The Colors Night Dinner Dance, at the KG Hall , – back in 1964 !-
    It was one heck of a time I had convincing my Thatha, that Soma was a decent guy, and not to worry !!
    My Thatha gave me permission , only because he knew Soma’s Appa !!!!
    That was the world we lived in back then !!


  4. Very sad news indeed. Soma was a very likable guy. He had a very good sense of humor. He appreciated when others cracked jokes. You could see and hear his hearty laughter. As Deepthi says he was willing to help anyone in need of a helping hand..

    Piching and I take this opportunity to convey our condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

    Nisantha and Piching


  5. Maharojani and myself are praying to Lord Siva of Lewisham Sivan Temple for Soma’s soul to be with Lord Siva and attain Moksham. Soma was a Member Of The Management Team of this temple.

    I will also try to get in touch with the family to see whether we can watch the viewing and funeral via Life Streaming.Can Praxy also try and let us know if the family is o.k for us to join them via Life Streaming.



  6. Dear Steetharan
    The tentative date is supposed to be the 25 th but still they are not sure . Indira said by the end of the week they will know the exact date venue and the time as these still to be sorted . We are hoping to attend the funeral and as soon as I know I will let you know.


  7. Hi Praxy
    Very saddened to hear the passing of Soma
    Could you pl convey our sincere condolences to his wife and family
    Selvi & Satha


  8. Dear Sam
    Even though your news letter would have gone to Soma’s email, I have forwarded to his daughter as she requested some messages to be printed in their 31st day anniversary booklet ASAP.
    Hope its ok by you.


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