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Dedication


An Ode to the late Mr.C.J.T.Thamotheram by Mr. S. Muttiah

I’d like to pay my tribute here
To CJT we loved so dear
For he was close to one and all
Some memories let me recall [Related Stories]
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The THAMOTHERAM funeral. A Sinhala Tribute - Brian Senewiratne

Last week a Sinhalese thought it appropriate to fly half way round the world to attend the funeral of a Tamil, Jeyam Thamotheram, whose funeral took place in the Methodist Church, Hammersmith, London, on 4 November 2005. The Church was packed to capacity but from my perspective the highlights were the tributes paid by two exceptional Sinhalese – Adrian Wijemanne and Neville Jayaweera. The 30-hour flight seemed well worthwhile.
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Ivan Pedropillai - Appreciation for Jeyam
[TWG] [London 18.00 GMT 4 Nov 2005]

The mortal remains of Jeyam Thamotheram were laid to rest in London , England on 4 th November 2005 . He passed away on 27 th October at 87 years of age after a lifetime of service to the Tamil community. He was loving a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a counsellor and above all the conscience and the motivating force that unceasingly mustered and rallied the intellectual and professional classes of expatriate Tamils to uphold and advance the cause of the oppressed Tamils of Sri Lanka in their struggle for freedom. The institutions he created and the network of friends that he made by his immense capacity of persuasiveness and his infectious energy will remain as edifices to his selfless devotion to the cause of justice and self-determination for Tamils in the northeast of Sri Lanka . [Related Stories]
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Jeevaratnam - Tribute to Jeyam Thamotheram
[TWG] [London 15.00 GMT 4 Nov 2005]

May I start with a famous quotation, In this world of wars and strife, jealousy and fear, hatred and vengeance, there is yet a beacon light. Unfortunately, our beacon light was extinguished in the early hours of Thursday 27 October 2005. [Related Stories]
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Neville Jayaweera - Tribute to CJT
[TWG] [London 15.00 GMT 4 Nov 2005]

In the course of several tributes paid to the memory of Jeyam during the Church service, all speakers have referred to his many and varied endowments and achievements. Therefore, during the few minutes allocated to me to speak from this platform I will not go over that ground again. Rather, as a member of the Sinhala community, I want to dwell on an aspect of Jeyam's life which, for obvious reasons, other speakers preferred not to dwell on. [Related Stories]
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