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Founder of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Dr. Sun Myung Moon has died at the age of 93 on September 3 at the Cheongshim International Medical Center in Cheongpyong, South Korea.
Dr. Sun Myung Moon
Dr. Sun Myung Moon had been playing a significant role in promoting peace building, good governance, family values and interfaith harmony and understanding in Sri Lanka as well as all around the world. He had consultative status with the UN Economic and social Council, UPF and under its umbrella, the organizations such as Inter-religious Federation for World Peace (IIFWP), Religious Youth Service (RYS), Inter-religous Peace Sports Festival (IPSF), Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) and Peace Dream Foundation has embarked on various projects to help the activities of Children, Youth and Women in Sri Lanka.
He touched the lives of thousands of youth in Sri Lanka giving them a vision of a world without religious misunderstanding and prejudice. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and several political, religious and academic leaders from Sri Lanka offered their condolences to the wife and family of Dr. Sun Myung Moon.
His funeral will take place today at the Cheongshim Peace World Center in Cheongpyong amidst of a large gathering.