Remains of Fr. Karunaratnam interred in Vavunikku値am

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 19:10 GMT]
Thousands of people stood in tearful reverence when the remains of Rev. Father M X Karunaratnam, the chairman of the NorthEast Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), slain in a Claymore attack by a Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) of the Sri Lanka Army on Sunday, were interred in Vavunikku値am Annai Vea値aangka地地i church cemetery Tuesday evening.

paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam


The remains of the slain human rights activist were kept in St. Theresa's Church Ki値inochchi from Sunday for people to pay their last respects.

The final paying of homage events began Tuesday around 9:00 a.m in Ki値inochchi St. Theresa's Church with Holy Mass led by Ki値inochchi diocese Principal Priest Rev. Fernando Benedict.

The events continued with homage being paid presided by Vaddakkachchi parish priest, Rev. Antony Rock around 11.20 a.m.

B. Nadesan, Liberation Tigers Political Head, Mullaiththeevu parish priest, Rev. James Pathinathar, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Gejendran, Ki値inochchi Government Agent, N. Vethanayagan paid tribute to the slain Fr. Karunaratnam.

paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam


Principal Priests of Jaffna and Mannaar participated in the above event.

The Principal Priests, Liberation Tiger Commanders, cadres and others paid their last respect to the remains of Fr. Karunaratnam.

The remains were taken in procession accompanied by percussion bands of Ki値inochchi Maha Viththiyaalaya and Ki値inochchi Central College students up to Ki値inochchi Depot junction joined by a large number of people and clergy.

The remains were then taken to Vavunikku値am Annai Vea値aanka地地i church where it was interred Tuesday evening.

paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
Fr. Karunaratnam
paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
Fr. Karunaratnam
paying homage to Rev. M. X. Karunaratnam
Fr. Karunaratnam


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