Obituary – Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

His motto was summed up in the aphorism: “aram seyya virumbu” (Desire to do things harmoniously), an embodiment of his life and work.


( September 21, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Dr.Rajasingham Narendran was born in Colombo, son of Late Canagaratnam Rajasingam and Late Florence Ariamalar, was a leading Tamil Veteranian, a Lecturer at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Associate Professor, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D, at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and had a penchant for writing, contributing far sighted thoughts and erudite articles to many print and e-journals, on a variety of subjects, which particularly echoed his values.

His motto was summed up in the aphorism: “aram seyya virumbu” (Desire to do things harmoniously), an embodiment of his life and work.

After retirement he set up a project at Navatkuli, Jaffna Peninsula and worked from his home at Battaramulla, Colombo.

Most recently he was involved as Voluntary Consultation Manager in May 2017 to set up a Village Awakening Program, participating in the Kumbabhishegam of a new Hindu Temple at Chenkaladi, Batticaloa, Pulayaevli – Thambanamveli Village,Project sponsored by Eelapatheswarar Aalyam,Wembley,UK.

Dr.Narendran leaves behind his wife Vasanthi and was the loving father of Balamurali (USA) Hari Mukunthan (Canada) Jegan Mayan (Sri Lanka) and Mithila (Sri Lanka).

Brother of Easamanohari (Canada) Late Manoharan, Selvi (UK),Neela (India) Jayadevan (UK) and Gowri (UK.)

He will be sadly missed not only for his valued writing but for approach of building a harmonious society between the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims all over Sri Lanka.

Author: Sri Lanka Guardian

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