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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

Memorial Service for late Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, at St. Elizabeth's Church, Dandenong

Melbourne, 16 April, ( SPUR (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) is organizing a memorial service in Australia to Late Jeyraj Fernandopulle, who was fell down on 06 April, by a suicide bomber of the Tamil separatist organization - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Jeyaraj Fernandopulle  (Pix Courtesy Sunday Observer)Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (Pix Courtesy Sunday Observer)

Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Minister of Highways & Road Development and the elected Member of Sri Lanka’s Parliament for the Kandana constituency was brutally assassinated by the Tamil Tiger Terrorist’s suicide bomber on 6 April 2008.

A devoted Catholic and a Tamil, the Minister was the Chief Government Whip in the Sri Lanka Parliament and at all times an exemplary practitioner of democratic virtues and values. The Minister worked tirelessly and took a leadership position to unite all communities in Sri Lanka and to demonstrate especially to the Tamil community, that their future was within a unitary Sri Lanka.

Fernandopulle's commitment to promote inter-religious harmony and unity amongst the Tamil and Sinhala communities were on display even on the day that the LTTE killed him.

In the morning he had his breakfast near by the Buddhist temple after visiting the chief monk Venerable Alubovila Dhammarathana. Subsequently he visited the Fernandopulle Asapuwa, Although a strong practicing Catholic, Minister Fernandopulle was well known for supporting Buddhist and Hindu religious activities in and around his Kandana constituency.

A memorial holy mass will be offered at St. Elizabeth's Church at 111, Bakers Road, Dandenong North 3175 at 3.15 p.m. on Sunday, 27 April 2008 for Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, leading members of the Athletics Federation of Sri Lanka and other civilians who died under tragic circumstances.

SPUR - Australia has cordially invited everyone to participate in the memorial service and to respect the late Minister and all those who died at the hands of Tamil Tiger Terrorists.

- Asian Tribune -

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