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* Bishop Emeritus of Mannar Rayappu Joseph passes away
Thu, Apr 1, 2021, 10:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 01, Colombo: Retired Bishop of Mannar Most Rev. Rayappu Joseph has passed away after a brief illness.

The Retired Bishop passed away this morning (01) while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Jaffna, state media reported.

During the conflict, the outspoken bishop was a critic of the government and the military's conduct and played a major role in assisting the Tamil people in the North.

Born on April 16, 1940, the retired bishop was 80 years old at the time of his demise.


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