A. R. RAJENDRAM. J.P FCPS
A.R. Rajendram, our former secretary, after been for nearly 43 years retired in March 1988.
Anton, as we all call him joined the CPS as a Junior member of its staff in 1945 at the age of 21 years. Commander A.K. Halliley was the secretary and Mr. J.A.Chunchi was the Assistant Secretary.
Mr. Rajendram entered the state of Holy Matrimony in 1948, and he always referred to as the most significant in his life.
It didn’t take long to assess his potential and he was appointed as Secretary during the year 1974 / 1975.
He was an example to all the others. Taking over the post which was held by illustrious Gentlemen from planting, service or C.C.S. background. But, Mr. Rajendram through his hard work and untiring effort matched up to them in every way.
He faced any challenges without fear or favor. He was straight forward voicing honestly held opinions and never flattered anyone to be popular and offered constructive criticism where necessary. He was a voracious reader.
Anton built up our society in many ways. The membership from 650, he increased up to 1300 members. Thank you Mr. Rajendram.
He was a simple man who led a simple life with a deep belief in Almighty God.
We convey our deepest sympathies to all his family members.
I hope with all the happenings today, you are finding peace and solace in eternity elsewhere with the blessings of our Almighty God. We know although you parted early, we will be back together in the promised land. Until that day, may the turf lie gently over you.
I say goodbye to our dear friend till we meet again.
May the good Lord bless you and keep your soul be at eternal peace.
Your ever loving friend
Lalin De Silva.