A tribute to a saviour

Jai Lameer

Sri Lankan philanthropist Jai Lameer who pioneered the Mercy Mission (Guy's Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Mercy Mission) of a team from Guy's hospital in London visiting Sri Lanka annually to conduct heart operations on critically ill children died in London last month.

The funeral took place in Croydon, Surrey on January 12. He is survived by his wife Jayanthi, children Soraya and Shahan and grandchildren Ayesha and Jayantha. The following is a tribute from a grateful father of a child whose life was saved through the Mercy Mission

You are that human
Who came as a blessing
From God
When I was helpless
In my life

You've been a father
A close relation
When we were drowning
In the ocean of worries

You are the saviour
Who saved
Hundreds of children

You were the one
Who gave life and hope
To helpless patients

You are the one
Who understood the 'beat' of their hearts
And consoled them

Do you remember
A tiny heart was touched
With a wonderful hand

By chance, a hand
From heaven
As a human

Though, one dark day
You were stolen from us
We shed tears
For you
Not only today, but tomorrow
And every day
Because you've gone from us

Our meeting is a strong bond
That will not break
I wish you Jennathul Firdous

Upul Priyantha Fernando (Silumini's father)

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