Millions of people pay homage to the body of the Bishop

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The Mannar Diocese is holding a full day of mourning today (05) in the Mannar District to pay last respects to the late Rt.Rev Rayappu Joseph former Bishop of Mannar.

Black and white flags were flown everywhere on the streets and shops were closed and people are paying their last respects to the Bishop today.

Thousands of people, not only in the North East but all over Sri Lanka, government officials, political figures and religious leaders are paying homage to the Bishop today at St. Sebastian’s Church.

The body of the late Bishop will be buried inside St. Sebastian’s Church after the return service to be held this evening.

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