Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sri Lankan war heroes honoured by expatriate community in UK

In what is supposed to be the primary occasion of its type ever under arrest in any country where Sri Lankans live abroad in big numbers, émigré Christians in the UK are investment a Mass of Thanks kind and Remembrance in the Catholic-Christian custom at the Church of St Mary Magdalen, Peter Avenue, Willesden Green, London NW10 on Saturday, 29th November, 2008 at 1.30 p.m., to honour the nostalgia of the fallen heroes in the war next to fear in Sri Lanka.
The Service, which will take place in the presence - and with the active participation - of clergy and members of non-Christian faiths (Buddhist, Hindu and Islam), is being led by the Revd. Father Nimal Ponweera, Chaplain for the Sri Lankan Catholic Community in the Westminster Diocese. He will be assisted by the Revd. Father Tony de Alwis, an Anglican Priest from the Church of England Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, who will also deliver the homily.
The people attending worship will be led by His Excellency Mr Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the UK. His Excellency, accompanied by Madame Jayasinghe, will lay a wreath to honour both the homesickness of the war dead and the streamer of three Armed Forces and Police of Sri Lanka which will be laid by the Altar at St Mary's.
The organisers wait for that the church will be filled to ability by public and other dignitaries and by people of all faiths and none who will gather just to say 'thank you' to the brave men and women who laid down their lives in order that the territorial honesty of Sri Lanka may be potted, and her sole identity secured for future generations.

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