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Jaffna Bishop Instructs Manipay Hospital Board To Sever Ties With UK Charity FOMH

By Marlon Dale Ferreira –

The Medical Board appointed by the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India to oversee the interests of the Green Memorial Hospital Manipay, issued a notice addressed to Dr. Jayantha Arnold a Trustee of the UK based charity Friends of Manipay Hospital, that they will be severing all ties with them effective 31st of December 2022.

Bishop Rt. Rev. Daniel Thiagarajah

The custodians of Green Memorial Hospital Manipay, under the authority of the Medical Board and Executive Committee, chaired by Rev. Dr. D.S. Solomon deliberated and decided to terminate all contracts signed between Green Memorial Hospital Manipay and the charity Friends of Manipay Hospital

This decision was approved by the Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Thiagarajah who is legally the head of Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India.

This meeting took place after Dr. Jayantha Arnold had earlier on the 12th of February 2022, sent an email to the Bishop Rt. Rev. Daniel Thiagarah expressing his desire and stating that the Charity Friends of Manipay Hospital does have the capability of upgrading Green Memorial Hospital’s services and also creating a revenue generating medium for Green Memorial Hospital to be paid 10% of the profits obtained after charging patients for certain services used, besides a range of other proposals as stated in his email below.

Dr. Jayantha Arnold in his email to the Bishop Thiagarajah wrote:

From: Jayantha Arnold
Sent: 12 February 2022 23:36
To: bishop thiagarajah
Subject: Further discussions on GMH

Dear Bishop Thiagarajah

I hope you continue to recuperate well. Please can we discuss the next steps for GMH by meeting in Colombo the week beginning 21st February when convenient to you.

Trustee Dr. Jayantha Arnold

We need to re-cast the relationship between JDCSI Medical Board, GMH management team, IMS and Friends of Manipay Hospital UK charity.

Since 2006 after forming the FOMH charity I have personally contributed £ 88,375.

A friend of mine contributed £25,000.00 directly to IMS from USA and another friend £ 50,000.00 to IMS via Manithaneyam Trust for training purposes.

I established IMS in 2012 to keep the legacy of the first medical school started by Dr Samuel Green in Manipay going.

There is a complete misunderstanding of the purpose and long term vision of IMS and also about the contribution of ring-fenced funding by donors for this purpose.

IMS seeks to link- up with the legacy of the first medical school in Ceylon and hopes that one day it will become an affiliate of the Medical Faculty of University of Jaffna retaining a campus on Green Hospital site for Medical Education.

I have a feeling that JDCSI local management team would like GMH turned into a modern day “Durdans ”.

It needs enormous investment to run a hospital and GMH has no financial ability to do so.

This has never been the vision of FOMH.

FOMH being a registered charity will only promote not for profit services and education.

Any services provided outside Jameson Block and Sellamuttu Block in the GMH site will be undertaken by IMS only if JDCSI requests us to do so.

The commissioner of these services will be the JDSCI Medical Board.

If JDCSI doesn’t make such a request, IMS will continue to function in Jameson Block and Sellamuthu Block until 23rd of July 2028 when the current agreement expires .

At this point we will review its future options for the services.

IMS is a non-profit organisation founded by FOMH and IMS has its own Trustees primarily to provide medical education and services that support such clinical education.

FOMH can of course sign a sub-contract with IMS. JDCSI Medical Board and FOMH needs to sign an agreement for the future.

Next steps

1. Rename IMS for purposes of usage (In UK this is known as trading name ). The suggestions for the new name have included Dr Green’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Green Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr Green Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences.

2. IMS will provide medical services commissioned by JDCSI medical board. For legal and management reasons this would be by formal agreement. The agreement would outline the services that will be run by joint discussion and a nominal rent paid to the board.

3. The rentals already agreed between JDCSI Board and FOMH ( signed agreements already exist ) and are currently paid are as follows A. Jameson Block ( repairs of rs 10, million to make this usable was funded by myself ). Rs 35,000 a month B. Sellamuttu Block ( repairs of rs 5.5 million was funded by Sellamuttu family and ride4ceylon cyclists ) rs 15,000 a month C. Nurse Quarters ( repairs of rs 4 million funded by ride4ceylon cyclists ). Rs 25,000 a month To be agreed 1. Family Medicine block ( both up and lower floors ) rs 20,000 a month rent ( funded by Prof Thuraiappa to repair ) 2. Operating theatre will be a joint venture between JDCSI Board and IMS. A fee of 10 percent above actual cost charge will be given to JDCSI medical Board and IMS each. IMS will use the fund to repair buildings. The Operating Theatre management will be entirely done by IMS. 3. Rogers ward ( we spent rs 3 million on this ), Doctors quarters ( we spent rs 1 million on this ) and Medical superintendent’s quarters to be discussed when we meet

4. Urgent care centre and OPD consultations can be run by current GMH management team for the next few years and IMS can take over in due course if that is the wish of JDCSI. We have spent 1 million rupees on the up-keep of this block.

5. The Lab is best run by IMS I think. All equipment was funded by FOMH.

6. 10 rooms in upper floor of Centenary block is bringing revenue to GMH management team and its future can be decided at a later date.

7. More investment on infection control will be required from IMS for the operating theatre ( so far FOMH has spent rs 3 million on the operating theatre. 8. A new Xray unit has to be purchased by IMS. Cost is rs 5 million The name Green Memorial Hospital will of course be indelible and JDCSI name can feature on the sign boards as : ‘governed by ‘ or something similar underneath the GMH sign board. I look forward to a good discussion and to agree a way forward in the best interests of GMH. With best wishes Jayantha Arnold Prof Jayantha Arnold University of Hertfordshire and NHS London.

Sent from Outlook.

However in an email dated the 8th of August 2022, Rev. Dr. Solomons responding to the Trustee Jayantha Arnold expressed the Medical Board’s decision to terminate all signed contracts between the Green Memorial Hospital and the charity Friends of Manipay Hospital, highlighting the fact that the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India will never compromise on its vision nor permit any organisation to undermine the ethos and vision of Green Memorial Hospital.

Dr.Rev. Solomon’s also reiterated the fact that funds collected (as mentioned by the Trustees of the Friends of Manipay Hospital in their submitted documents pertaining to an ongoing case in the UK) from the cycle rides conducted by FOMH and ridden by cyclists of Riders4Charity in 2017 (UK Pounds 10,000), 2018 (UK Pounds 43,000) and cyclists of Ride4Ceylon in 2019 (UK Pounds 65,000), 2020 (UK Pounds 102,000) and 2022 (UK Pounds 35,000) were never received by the Green Memorial Hospital.

The notice sent by the Chairman Rev.Dr. Solomons of the Medical Board of the Green Memorial Hospital stated the following:

Dear Dr Jayantha Arnold,

The custodians of Green Memorial Hospital Manipay (JDCSI), under the auspices of the Medical Board and Executive Committee, chaired by Rev. Dr D.S. Solomon, met recently.

They deliberated thoughtfully as to what the future relationship should be between Green Memorial Hospital Manipay (GMH) and Friends of Manipay Hospital (FoMH).

All decisions taken were with the approval and guidance of Rt Rev. Dr. D. Thiagarajah, our bishop who is legally the head of JDCSI.

Our decisions are based on our past experiences with FoMH and a letter you wrote to Bishop Thiagarajah, dated 12/2/22, where you expressed that your long term plan is to take the whole of GMH campus to be used for a different purpose.

GMH was started by Dr Green in obedience to the call of God 175 years ago, to establish a Christian mission hospital in Manipay as a witness to God under the authority of the church. JDCSI will never compromise on this vision nor permit any organisation to undermine the ethos and vision of GMH.

At the request of our former Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. S. Jebanesan on 21/10/2004 you and three other trustees formed FoMH, for which we are thankful. We also appreciate that you have undertaken repairs of some buildings in the past.

FoMH was established primarily to help raise funds for GMH to repair the damage it had suffered during the civil war.

However, our recent experience shows that FoMH has gone beyond its original purpose and has not provided financial help to JDCSI in recent years for the management of the hospital, though funds are still being collected in the name of GMH.

In yearly cycle rides from 2017 to date, you have collected large sums of money using the name of GMH and Dr Green.

However, these funds have not been provided to GMH.

You have ignored our repeated requests (under our constitutional rights, as custodians) for information regarding the amounts collected.

You have also ignored our repeated request not to undertake any building repairs without the written permission of the head of JDCSI (letters dated 8/5/2021,18/2/2022).

We ask you once again to give us details of the funds collected in the name of GMH, which should be transferred to GMH.

We only recognise FoMH as the legally registered charity in the UK, authorised to collect funds to help GMH.

As funds being collected in the name of GMH are not being received by GMH, you are misleading donors, friends of GMH and the general public.

In view of the above reasons, JDCSI has decided to convey the following decisions to you taken under the leadership of Bishop Thiagarajah :-

1) GMH hereby gives you notice that it wishes to terminate all past agreements entered with FoMH (you can either give them 1 year’s notice, which is preferable, or 31/12/2022 but you should seek legal advice before doing this)

2) FoMH should cease collecting funds in the name of Green Memorial Hospital or Dr Green with immediate effect.

3) All funds previously collected in the name of GMH should be transferred to GMH.

Yours Faithfully

Rev.Dr.D.S.Solomon
Board For Medicalwork

Colombo Telegraph can confirm that Dr.Jayantha Arnold did send in a further email on the 10th of August 2022, in response to Rev.Dr.Solomon’s email dated the 8th of August 2022.

In his response Dr. Jayantha Arnold states that the FOMH is not a subsidiary of the JDCSI medical board and is an independent charity based in the UK.

Whilst it is true that the four Trustees Dr. Richard (Kirupa) Arnold, Bo Mills, Dr. Jayantha Arnold and Anandan Arnold appointed by the former Bishop S. Jebanesan decided to register a charity in the UK and also name it as the Friends of Manipay Hospital as instructed to do so, the original letter issued by the Bishop on the 21st October 2004, clearly indicated that it was only for the purpose of only helping to restore the Green Memorial Hospital.

It is in this backdrop that issues have now arisen, as the charity Friends of Manipay Hospital has shifted gears from the original mandate given by Bishop S. Jebanesan and moved onto playing a more active role now with its operational matters involving an Institution named the Institute of Medical Sciences that Dr. Jayantha Arnold claims to have registered it in 2012.

Dr.Arnold is on record stating that the creation of the Institute of Medical Sciences by him was done to help maintain the legacy of the founder of the Green Memorial Hospital Dr. Samuel Green and that it also comes under the purview of the charity FOMH.

But what is quizzical to note is that one of his own fellow Trustees Dr. Richard (Kirupa) Arnold who subsequently resigned from the charity FOMH on the 18th November 2019, claims that he had no clue about the registration of the Institute of Medical Sciences until 2022, when all these current issues arose.

Dr. Jayantha Arnold whilst ending his responsive letter to the Medical Board of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of India provided his own prediction regarding the future of Green Memorial Hospital if in the event the services of Institute of Medical Sciences were to be discontinued and ended it by stating that he will be handing the decision of having all signed contracts between the GMH Medical Board and the charity Friends of Manipay Hospital to his legal team as stated below:

“In the event that JDCSI were to seriously insist on terminating the agreements without considering the future of the hospital, the consequence has to be fully understood by the JDCSI Board, as the hospital will face certain closure at the end of 5 years when IMS will have to disengage from GMH.

Hospitals are regulated by Sri Lanka Medical Council, Private Health Services Regulatory Council and the Regional Director of Health. Needless to say none of these authorities will countenance the ongoing registration of GMH as a private hospital in the event of such a big fall-out with the medical establishment that ensures the existence of the hospital as a functioning hospital.

Please note that all future correspondence to FOMH should be between our respective legal teams and I will not be able to get into any correspondence directly with any member of JDCSI medical board including yourself, if you are intending to proceed with termination of agreement (with the mandatory notice period of 5 years).

We will be happy to let our legal team know as to who you appoint as your legal representatives once you give us that information so that all communications can occur between the legal teams.”

Colombo Telegraph in its next edition will publish a story where David Rasiah best described by FOMH Trustee Dr. Jayantha Arnold as the main engine that drives the ride4ceylon fundraising cycle projects, confesses that ride4ceylon and the Institute of Medical Sciences did in fact pocket the donated funds of a particular fundraising project that they did once conduct.

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    Church of South India is the Church of South Indian migrants in Sri Lanka. Foreign churches are threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and Sinhala Buddhit way of life. It’s time Sri Lankan Christian sever ties with church of England, Vatican etc and be sovereign. No more foreign masters.

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      By this reasoning we should sever ties with the UN, Commonwealth and all such organisations whose rules of membership we are bound by.
      What would happen to Hinduism and Buddhism whose foreign literature is considered authoritative? And to names like Tony acknowledgement of Saint Anthony would need to be reconsidered.

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          This is an inherent problem among Srilankans both Sinhalese and Tamils. They see the expatriates as cash cows to dole out their money, and after that their expertise is not required and their involvement is not wanted. They do not realize that except for a few, the rest earned their money in a hard way and wish to help the needy back home in whatever manner they could.They want the money donated by them to reach the poor and not for others to enjoy. Any organisation registered as a charity in UK, need to account for the money sent by producing feed backs and progress reports to the charity commissioner. Mistake made by Arnold family is that they tried to do it themselves and have got into this sorry plight. Had they worked in collaboration with credible organisations like SCOT or Orupanai, none of these would have happened. Bishop and his catchers would have never tried their tricks and would have been told to get off if they interfere.

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            Had they worked in collaboration with credible organisations like SCOT or Orupanai, none of these would have happened.
            *
            “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” — Mark Twain
            Many things happen when people dole out money to those who lack it.– not much of it good.

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        JM
        There is little in ‘Hindu’ literature that is authoritative, unlike in the “Book religions”. There is not a single text that is common to all so-called versions of Hinduism.
        The ‘Hindus’ here did not import their faith. They arrived with their faith, and of course improvised.

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      Tony,
      “It’s time Sri Lankan Christian sever ties with church of England, Vatican etc and be sovereign. No more foreign masters.”
      I suppose you think that being “sovereign” since 1948 was great?
      At least the foreign masters didn’t make us bankrupt. What were all those caste-ridden “sovereign ” Mahanayakas doing while the country was ruined? They are responsible.
      Write about something you know. But that may not be much, right?

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      Tony,
      Morning.
      Vary interesting indeed.
      “Foreign churches are threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and Sinhala Buddhit (‘Buddhist’) way of life. It’s time Sri Lankan Christian sever ties with Church of England, Vatican etc. and be sovereign. No more foreign masters.”
      We are trying in vain, ‘exercising sovereignty’, without even resource to 1 square daily meal for its’ citizens, by electing, inept, incompetent President and Parliament, who by utter mismanagement, ran down the SL economy to “Beggar Status”??!
      Well narrated story of Saviour “Messiah” turning out to be the Crucifier of this nation???
      What about the foreign influence of Thailand, and Burma on ‘Sinhala Buddhist way of Life’ and FOREIGN influence of the ‘Siam Nikaya’ or Burmese Buddhist hierarchy??? When and how did ‘Sinhala Buddhism’ originate from there??
      Tony (Anthony) a non-Sinhala Buddhist name, your attempt at defending and protecting, the Sinhala Buddhist heritage, whilst recognised, your lapse is well understandable and excused!?”
      Sovereignty would soon be relegated to the ‘dustbin’ by IMF, India or China in bailout process??

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        Strange I stated the same thing to Anthony or Antonio but my comment was disallowed but yours allowed. Even the highly racist comment of Anthony was allowed. Very selective.

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          The so-called present Chingkalla Buddhism now owes a lot to Burmese and Siamese Buddhism ( Siyam Nayake) and what about the Church of England now renamed Church of Ceylon and Roman Catholicism which is also followed by many Chingkallams? Where do they originate from? South Indian immigrants! Who are the ancestors of most Chingkallams?

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            ‘Even the highly racist comment of Anthony was allowed.’
            .
            PK do you know how to use a mirror?

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      Tony,
      What about ‘SIAM NIKAYA’ and the Maha Nayakes’, thereof??

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      Tony,
      Siam Nikaya has to be excused and respected, because the Government of Thailand (Or Siam as it was known) has been “GREAT” in providing refuge, even though restricted to 90 days, to our beleaguered Past Executive President, Spouse and ‘Guardians’ though, they could have agreed to permit his stay indefinitely, to enjoy the pristine glory of that beautiful land of Buddhist culture??

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      Your idea is indirectly include the Churches under Buddhist Chapter!!

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      Tony, where do you clowns crop up from? Church of South India is the Church of South Indian migrants in Sri Lanka……….really? Where did you get this piece of information from? Why has this country produced so many nitwits?

      Idiot, the CSI church is filled with high caste vellalas from places like Chavakacheri, Vadukotai, Etc. These are protestants in other words. Man, what a mutt this Tony fellow is!! The Indian migrant workers all belong to Hinduism. Get your facts right idiot!!

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        “The Indian migrant workers all belong to Hinduism.”
        Are there Indian migrant workers here?

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    Why in Jaffna, more than any other place that I know, contentions over public issues are ultimately reduced to family squabbles and personality clashes? Are the Jaffna people still not able to get over the fierce competitive mentality they inherited from centuries of living in a harsh environment of scarce resources and limited economic opportunities? That “every man for himself” mind-set is not conducive to today’s global society where transparency, inclusiveness and accountability in public life are the acceptable norms. The collapse of the Eelam project and the current impasse of the democratic struggle for Tamil political rights can be attributed to this tendency in Jaffna to conduct politics, religion, education – in fact the public sphere as a whole – like one’s private business. Civic mindedness is nil.

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      “That “every man for himself” mind-set…”
      That is not an accurate description.
      Jaffna had the first (and perhaps the only) people-based cooperative movement in the island, despite its caste divide.
      There was a stronger sense of community there than elsewhere, despite its failings.
      Displacement and war have changed the face of Jaffna.

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    Dear readers of Colombopage,
    as per the MOU of 2002, it was named FOMH and not GMH.
    The FOMH through its volunteers and well-wishers contributed to the said charity. Over years this hospital has received support to bring the restoration to a level that one would only understand if one saw the state it was in 2002.
    If anyone wishes to see the accounts registered and the charity numbers given for transparency.
    Some so-called CSI members should be ashamed to voice this blatant lie to the press saying the wrong things to tarnish the image of the trustees.
    Whilst the money is being taken out in stages by the CSI leaders from properties belonging to them, here is a trustee who has given so much of his own money for the betterment of the hospital through the IMS. God knows the truth and will answer all our prayers to continue to build the GMH through the fundraising events og the FOMH.
    .

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      Smather.
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      It should be Colombo Telegraph.
      :
      There is another called ” Colombo Page” . So please dont mix it up.

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        Sorry yes, it is Colombo Telegraph. My apologies.Thanks for correcting me. Regards

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    The church has neither the skill nor the trust to run a hospital . From the very outset all funds collected have been kept seperate to the church coffers deliberately. The Trustees have done a tremendous job renovating the dilapidated buildings and establishing a functioning hospital today, a far cry from the dispensery operation of 2012. The Arnold Brothers have made a significant contribution to the redevelopment of GMH with both time and monetary. The evidence of the fundraising to date by FOMH and Ride4ceylon is plainly obvious to anyone visiting the hospital. I am a donor myself and have complete trust in the trustees, in collecting donations and running the projects. Bishop stop making slanderous innuendo via the Colombotelegraph.

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      Well said and thanks for your comments. The so-called Bishop should set an example for his Church as members of the CACM will never ever give him the title of Bishop. We all know how he became the Bishop and his involvement with the Jaffna College and the Inuvil hospital.

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        SM
        “We all know how he became the Bishop…etc.”
        We all know how Ranil became president. As long as it is legal, can we refuse to call him President?

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      Wear the yellow sari you.will be fine

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    How it’s being neglected a “first medical college of proud Ceylon “
    We owe a lot to churches and missionaries of welfare our societies.

    These super 69 build an air port not for planes,why couldn’t renovate and expand the Palaly air port make convince for lot of travellers ,most of them have to spend 2 days of their holidays to catch a plane
    Open up the KKS harbour god sake,or implement the VPs call and leave us alone we can look after our own affairs.
    Aragalaya send Gota but keen to change the system, it’s failed, same old faces in the luxury parliament, cut all the perks, giving salary to husband and wife,then free meals, free car along with fuel, wonder who pays the driver’s pay,wasting police resources, if you wants and afford to have body guards pay for your self. Pension should what his income was before
    coming to parliament. Once lost can’t contest again gives the chance to freshers, its like orphanage home,UNCLE Sam cones with bed now

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    In the Tamil population of SL, I see SOME do not like the credit going to the Medical volunteers from abroad. They had givenen lots of their time money and energy in making the Green memorial Hospital a success. The project should have the blessings of the Christian clergy and NOT hinderance that is going to result in the wastage of donated money to the legal teams. The clergy should be HUMBLE and not vain & arrogant.
    Hopefully the sparing people will come to an agreement soon.

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    My father’s family and my mother’s family have their protestant Christian roots from the early 19th century in the America Ceylon Mission and the Anglican Church (of which the America Ceylon Mission, now the CSI, is a part).
    It saddens me that there have been internal disputes and the church has split with one branch rejecting the Catholic faith of the church.
    I am personally very friendly with Bishop Thiagarajah and Bishop Jebanesan, both of whom have stayed within the Catholic faith.
    I, therefore, do not wish to be a part of these disputes. In a letter received today, a close friend has accused me of writing the 2 articles that have appeared in Colombo Telegraph under the name of Ferreira.
    I publicly state that I am not Ferreira and I am not the author of these articles. That I have been accused of being the author shows how disputatious the matter is and is a warning at least to me not to even enter this debate. Those accused of wrongdoing are quite capable of defending themselves. The two parties making allegations and counterallegations are quite capable of speaking for themselves.
    I please ask to be left out of it.
    – Jeevan Hoole

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      Mr Hoole,
      “It saddens me that there have been internal disputes and the church has split with one branch rejecting the Catholic faith of the church”
      You should make clear that “Catholic” and “Roman Catholic ” are not the same thing, to avoid unnecessary gnashing of teeth among the faithful.

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        OC
        When the word “Catholic” is used in public, it is generally assumed that it is Roman Catholic.
        The only way to clarify would be to say “Catholic NOT Roman Catholic”.
        But that will lead to unnecessary gnashing of teeth in other quarters.

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      Dear Professor Jeevan Hoole,
      .
      I’m sure that this cannot be a real issue. Please see this article:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/srilankan-airlines-management-confirms-no-risk-of-midair-collision/
      .
      That’s also by Ferreira, and there’s a photograph of him. That should clear the matter up.
      .
      Ferreira is a new contributor to CT, and has written about four articles, startin about two months ago.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe/ Bandarawela

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        Dr. Hoole, SM,

        Not only that picture and articles on CT, but a quick Google search will show Ferreira has a public podcast/sports journalism website, with a physical address in Colombo. So it is not a pseudonym.

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      Please see my above comment about the dominance of egocentrism in the public life of Jaffna society. Regretfully I have to remind you that you have been a prime example of this deplorable tendency in recent years and it is coming back to bite you – even though you’re not involved, I believe you, in any way in the current stink-up.

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      JM
      Why are you quoting Jeevan Hoole?
      Nothing to say on your own?

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    This priest Thiagarajah fellow is a character. He is a thug in a robe. Folks stop believing everything you read. I know the Arnold brothers and Dr. Jayantha Arnold has been a doctor for almost 40 odd years and has worked in the UK pretty much all his life as a doctor. The younger brother Arnie Arnold has been an established accountant for almost 35 years. These guys come from a very well known good family and 200k pounds is a small amount for them to steal and tarnish their name. Ask them first what happened before you slander these folks. It is not right to listen to one party and convict the other without hearing their side of the story. This Thiagarajah fellow is a trouble maker who has very close ties to that murderer and thief Douglas Devananda. We all know who Douglas Devananda is and what he is capable of and what he has done in the past. Also remember what he did at the Uduvil Girls College. Have a read and see what this fellow is capable of!!!!

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      “This Thiagarajah fellow is a trouble maker…”
      Is he the only one?
      There is the saying: “கலகத்தில் பிறப்பது தான் நீதி”.
      *
      Frivolity apart, I think that a touch too much of personal abuse here.
      The Church should settle its internal matters in a civilized way.

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    The Soldiers Mock Jesus

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.

    Matthew 27:27-50
    New King James Version

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