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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the late Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle raised his voice against the Tiger terrorists not only in the North and South but also internationally.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa made this observation when he participated in the fifth Jeyaraj Fernandopulle commemoration ceremony held at the Kanthi Playground, Weliweriya on Saturday (06) where he placed wreaths before the Fernandopulle memorial.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa further said that the late Minister during a visit to the North had stressed the need for everyone to join in defeating the LTTE since they were not saviours of the Tamil people but brutal terrorists.
A number of community service programmes have been organized in the Katana Electorate during April in remembrance of Minister Fernandopulle who was also SLFP Treasurer and Chief SLFP Organiser in Katana. Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle MP, daughter and son Samurdhi, Bhanuka and Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Foundation organized the commemoration ceremony.
Highlights of the commemoration included an alms giving to bhikkus of the Sri Sumanasara Viharaya, Walana and distribution of houses among low-income groups in the Katana Electorate.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Foreign Employment Promotion Minister Dilan Perera, Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Provincial Minster Nimal Lansa were among the others who attended the event at Weliweriya.